Obituaries 12/13/18

John Anderson, 85

John A. Anderson, 85, of Albertville, formerly of Maple Lake, died Saturday, December 8, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as celebrant. Burial followed at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was held 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday both at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

John Allen Anderson was born August 11, 1933 in Chatham Township to Lawrence and Viola (Elsenpeter) Anderson. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school at District #91 for eight years.

John worked on the family farm and on area farms until he graduated from Maple Lake High School in 1951. He then worked construction for two years. He then received his “greetings” from the United States Army, where he honorably served his country.

Shortly after his discharge, he was hired by Wright Hennepin Electric, where he worked for the next 20+ years. On June 14, 1958 he was united in marriage to Doris Demarais at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. John was a member of the Maple Lake American Legion, St. Timothy Catholic Church, as well as a 42-year Maple Lake Fire Department volunteer.

In his spare time, John enjoyed camping, bowling, hunting, and gardening. He always looked forward to traveling with Doris and their winters in Arizona. John’s greatest enjoyment came from the time he was able to spend with his family.

John is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Doris of Albertville; children, Connie (Mark) Arrington of Maple Grove, Mike (LaReycia) Anderson of Cheyenne, WY, and Ron Anderson (friend Joanie Adams) of Longmont, CO; 5 grandchildren Ryan (Andrea) Smith, Rachel (Daniel) Gagnon, Kyle (Annie) Smith, Breanne (Randy) Burtis and Ashley (Brett) Siclair; 10 great grandchildren Alivia, Kate, Josie, Brady, Paige, Abby, Bailly, Harper, Audrey and Easton; sisters-in-law, Sharon and Elaine Anderson; and other family members and friends. John was preceded in death by: his parents; and brothers, Tom, Ken, and Jim.

Ryan Smith, Kyle Smith, Dan Gagnon, Kenny Kuechle, Mike Goelz and Terry McNamara will serve as pallbearers. The Maple Lake Fire Department will serve as honorary casket bearers. 

Krista Elsenpeter and Sarah Goelz will provide music for the service.

Military Honors provided by the Maple Lake American Legion and Maple Lake VFW Honor Guard and the Minnesota Army National Guard Honor Guard.

Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Maple Lake.


Roselyn Cobb, 88

Roselyn E. Cobb (Borgmann), 88, of Hanover, passed away December 8. She was born on December 25, 1929 in Mound, to Victor and Bertha (Hensel) Borgmann.

She grew up in Hopkins, and graduated from high school there in 1948. Following high school, she traveled the country with friends and family. She loved adventure and discovering new cities to visit. One of her favorite destinations was Hawaii.

She met Leo Cobb while she was visiting in Rockford, and the two were joined in marriage on September 4, 1959 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hopkins. After living a few years in the area, they eventually moved to Crystal, where they happily raised three daughters.

Roselyn enjoyed quilting, was a member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary, and living in warm Arizona during the winter months. Family was important to her, especially making memories with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo in 2000; parents; and brothers, Elmer, Elroy, and Wilton.

Roselyn is survived by: her daughters, Connie (Ron), Sandy (Jerome), Sue (Robert); six grandchildren: Nicholas, Samuel, Jared, Chase, Tyler, and Abbigale; sister, Darlene (Norman) Mueller; and other relatives, and friends.

Funeral service will be held Friday, December 14, at 11 a.m. with visitation one-hour prior at the Peterson Chapel, 300 Main St. N., St. Michael. Interment at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal.

Pastor Jacqui Thone will officiate and Roselyn’s grandchildren will serve as casket bearers.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville.


Robert Daleiden, 81

Robert Daleiden, 81, of St. Michael, passed away December 7.

He was born in Minneapolis, on July 19, 1937. He grew up in St. Michael and was a graduate of St. Michael High School. He served in the United States Army, and spent his military career stationed in Hawaii.

He was joined in holy marriage to Patricia Ann Zona on October 3, 1964 at St. Anthony Church, St. Cloud, and they were blessed with three daughters.

He belonged to the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 49.

After his retirement, he spent a lot of time in the outdoors, and making memories with his family; especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed by so many who knew him.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Magdalen Daleiden; sisters, Mae Offerman and Claudell Daleiden.

He is survived by: his loving wife, Patricia of 54 years; children, Diann (Bob) Peterson, Peggy (Mark) Jocelyn, and Amy (Glenn) Houser; grandchildren, Dustin (Katie) Peterson, Elizabeth Jocelyn (Charlie Groth), Daniel Peterson, and Madison Jocelyn; great-grandchildren, Elijah, Willow, Lucille, and Adilene; brother, Glen (Dorothy) Daleiden; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, December 14, at 11:30 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 11300 Frankfort Parkway NE, St. Michael. Interment to follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Father Joseph Zabinski will be the celebrant.

Casket bearers: Bob Peterson, Dustin Peterson, Mark Jocelyn, Jeff Daleiden, Glenn Houser, and Charlie Groth. Honorary Casket bearers: Daniel Peterson, Madison Jocelyn, and Elizabeth Jocelyn.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville.


Norita DesMarais, 87

Norita R. DesMarais, 87, of rural Buffalo, passed away on Saturday evening, December 8.

She was born in St. Michael on September 14, 1931 the daughter of August & Bridget (Dehmer) Kasper.

On June 30, 1953, Norita R. Kasper and Aelred E. DesMarais were joined in holy marriage at The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.  God blessed their marriage with ten children.

Norita was a homemaker and also a CNA at Park View Care Center in Buffalo.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing and gardening.

Norita was a dedicated volunteer.  She spent much of her time volunteering at St. Francis Xavier Church/School, Kings House and local nursing homes while showing charitable/prayerful support to many.

Norita is survived by her loving children: Edie (Roger) Kloss, Elaine DesMarais, David (Sandi) DesMarais, Mary (Robert) Smith, Arnie (Mary) DesMarais and Ben (Jennifer) DesMarais; eleven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Agnes (Joe) Marketon; sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Aelred on February 27, 1999; children, Evelyn, Michael, Anita and Daniel; her parents; two brothers; five sisters; and by parents-in-law, LeRoy and Edith (Hance) DesMarais.

Mass of Christian Burial for Norita DesMarais will be held on Thursday, December 13, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Father Nathaniel Meyers will be the Celebrant and private interment at St. Francis Cemetery.

A visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, December 13 from 9 a.m. until time of Mass.

Urn Bearer will be Norita’s oldest grandchild Vanessa Masten. Honorary Bearers will be grandchildren: Jacinda Clarke, Robby Smith, Lindsey Bomgren, Abbi Zabinski, Lydia DesMarais, Natalie DesMarais, Nathan DesMarais, Cody DesMarais, Garrett DesMarais and Bridget DesMarais.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in the name of Norita DesMarais are preferred to St. Francis Xavier Church/School.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. 


Janice Kiphuth, 73

Janice E. Kiphuth (Veches), 73, of Big Lake, passed away on Wednesday, December 5.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Clayton and Marjorie Veches; and friend, Sonny Hubbard. Janice is survived by: her daughter, Rebecca (Todd) Smith; son, Larry (Jean) Kiphuth; grandchildren, Ashley Smith (Nate), Dylan Smith (Samantha), Michael Kiphuth and  Megan Kiphuth; great-grandchildren, Braydon and Austin; sisters, Mary Kay Bladow and Michelle (Roger) Miller; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  Janice enjoyed several hobbies such as dancing, playing Bingo, card games and spending time with her family.

A Memorial Gathering was held from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, at Peterson-Grimsmo Funeral Chapel, 250 E. Broadway, in Monticello. 

Arrangements are in the care of Peterson-Grimsmo Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services of Monticello.



Tanisha Maehling, 38

Tanisha Annemarie Maehling, 38, of Monticello, passed away on Tuesday, December 4.

She was born on April 22nd, 1980 in Minneapolis the daughter of Curtis Ramey and Judith Apland.

Tanisha was full of life!  She enjoyed being with her family. Her passions were music, dancing, and being with people. She liked to post silly things on Facebook (videos and pictures). Tisha was loved by many!

She was currently employed at Proto Labs.

Tanisha is survived by: a loving daughter, Destiny Phillips of Monticello; her mother, Judy Apland of Montrose; a sister, Tamara Silbernagel of Monticello; brothers, Curtis (Kelly) Moeller of Monticello and Patrick (Teanna) Silbernagel of Spokane, Washington; nieces and nephews, Tessia Silbernagel, Brianna Keute, Tyre Moeller, Danielle Moeller, Trevor Wilcox and Alex Silbernagel; great niece, Zaraya Moeller; many, many, many cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

She was preceded in death by: two brothers, Jeffery Silbernagel and Tyrone Silbernagel; and by a niece, Marissa Silbernagel.

A Memorial Service for Tanisha Maehling was held on Saturday, December 8 at 11 a.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

A time of gathering will be held also on Saturday, December 8, one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. 


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