Obituaries 12/17/20

Judith Chock, 69

Judith Kay “Judy” Chock, age 69, of Buffalo, formerly of Delano, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 30, 1951 to Lawrence and Catherine (Gnitka) Fautsch in Watertown, Minnesota.

Judy graduated from Delano High School in 1969. She attended the University of Minnesota earning a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Judy went on to work for the United States Postal Service retiring in 2015 after a 30-year career. She was united in marriage to Gregory M. Chock on December 15, 1972 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, Minnesota.

Judy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She treasured sharing stories, playing games and spending time with family and friends. In her later years, she enjoyed traveling the world, including up north to the cabin on Leech Lake. Judy had such a caring nature and was always looking out for others.

Judy was preceded in death by her son Daniel; parents Lawrence and Catherine (Gnitka) Fautsch; sister and brother-in-law Delores (Fautsch) and Joe Piccard; parents-in-law Ray and Marian (Pastoret) Chock.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years Greg; children Brad (Erin), Ken (Billie), Cari (Tommy) O’Laughlin; grandchildren Brendon and Logan Chock, Ellie and Danny Chock, Charlie O’Laughlin; sisters Dianne (Tom) Pettit, Marlene (Gene) Crepeau; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Mike (Ruth) Chock, Jeff (Julie) Chock, Mary Beth Chock.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe (St. Peter Campus), Delano, Minnesota. Visitation will take place on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and continues Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. all at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, Minnesota.


Ted Christensen, 53

Ted Lee Christensen, 53, of Montrose, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side December 10, 2020.

Ted was born in Winsted, Minnesota to Robert T. Christensen and Mary Ellen Christensen (Lachermeier) November 9th, 1967.

He was baptized at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, MN.

He worked for Landscape Structures in Delano up to the year 2000.

Ted loved fishing, playing darts, scrap metal and wood carving.

Ted was preceded in death by his father, Robert T. Christensen; Leo and Josephine Lachermeier (grandparents), Hans and Dorothy Christensen (grandparents).

Ted is survived by his mother, Mary Ellen Lachermeier; daughter, Shianne Christensen; brother, Tom (Michelle) Christensen; sister, Tammy Salonek (Scott); sister, Josephine Roehlke; a niece, Kayla Lorentz; nephews, Cody Christensen, Brody Salonek, Chase and Cash Yager.

A Celebration of Life for Ted Lee Christensen will be held at a later date.  (To be announced).

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, MN is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to


Maris Deeble, 78

Maris (Stuhr) Deeble, 78, formerly of Buffalo, died peacefully on December 7, 2020 after celebrating the Minnesota Vikings pressure cooker OT win over Jacksonville.

She was preceded in death by our father, Harvey Stuhr, and mother, Laverne (Adams) Stuhr. 

She is survived by daughter, Kendall (Deeble) Nygard and son-in-law Jay Nygard, of Orono, MN and Bokeelia, FL and Don Deeble Jr. and daughter-in-law Hayley Espelien of Minneapolis, MN.

Grandma Maris’ love for grandson,  Kahler Nygard of Fraser, CO and granddaughter, Sheridan Nygard of Minneapolis, MN was abundantly clear to family and friends.  She was extremely proud of them as they continued to pursue their respective dreams and goals into adulthood. And the addition of step grandchildren, Paisley and Dutch, into her small family brought extra joy into the final year of her life.

Maris was a graduate of Robbinsdale High School and attended the University of Minnesota.  She will be remembered for her feistiness and wry sense of humor. Hopefully you were able to visit with her when she was proprietress of Deeble’s Sound Shop. She thoroughly enjoyed chatting with customers of all ages and music genres as they perused 8 tracks, cassettes, 45s and LPs.   

Or perhaps she helped you buy or sell a home as a realtor.  She wasn’t superficial. She was genuinely interested in your well being and freely dispensed “thoughts and opinions.” Honesty, integrity and kindness were in her DNA. 

A private memorial service will be held in Spring 2021.

Thank you for your prayers, uplifting thoughts and fond memories!  We will miss her.


Paul Fehn, 61

Paul Fehn was born on June 29, 1959 and died on November 28, 2020 peacefully at his home while he slept. 

Paul lived most of his life in St. Michael next to the farm where he was raised. A few years ago, he moved up north and lived in a small home on a lake. He loved being up north! Paul was an expert carpenter who could build or fix anything and would help anyone that asked. He enjoyed talking and visiting with the people that he loved. Paul’s favorite past times included cutting wood, hunting, fishing and spending time with other people. Paul had a presence that would light up a room when he entered, his smile and laugh are unforgettable. He will be missed by all who loved him.     

Paul is survived by his mother, Barbara Fehn; his children, Melissa (Ralph) Handy, Ryan (Shaylyn) Fehn; grandchildren, Forest and Autumn Fehn; brothers, Mark Fehn, Tony (Janelle) Fehn; sisters, Theresa (Brian) Amy, Margie (Howard) Beaudry.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Fehn.

Paul’s children would like to have a celebration of life in 2021, if government restrictions will allow for a gathering of all who would like to attend.


Gerald Kiphuth, 70

Gerald “Jerry” L. Kiphuth passed away on Thursday December 10, 2020, at home in Monticello, after a brief battle with lung cancer. Jerry was born in Buffalo, MN on July 15, 1950. He grew up on the family farm in Monticello, MN. Following his military service, he worked as a car mechanic. Jerry’s passion was to rebuild classic cars from the 1950s and 1960s. He continued to do so up until his death.

Jerry is survived by his longtime partner and ex-wife, Melissa Richardson; his father, Lewis Kiphuth; sisters, Sandy Kiphuth (Larry Clanton), of Mountain View, AR, Debbie Kiphuth, of Monticello, MN, Judy Duclos, of St. Cloud, MN, Cathy Heard, of Apache Junction, AZ; brothers, Leroy (Chantelle) Kiphuth, of Monticello, MN, William (Elaine) Kiphuth, of Becker, MN; step-sisters Leora (Lonny) Martin and Leila (Rick) Larson, of Blaine MN; four step-children, ten step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Scott; step-mother, Francis Kiphuth; sister, Linda Lomker; brothers, Gordy Kiphuth and Art Myron; and niece, Vicki Fitzgerald.

Jerry donated his body to the University of Minnesota’s Medical School for anatomical research. Internment will be held at a later date at Little Falls VA Cemetery.


Archie Lundy, 87

Archie Lundy, of Maple Lake, age 87, passed away December 3rd, 2020, at the Buffalo Hospital.

Archie was born May 13th, 1933, in Belgrade, MN to Otto and Beatrice Hicks Lundy. The family later moved to Buffalo in 1947. In 1951 he joined the Airforce and served 2 years in Guam.

On November 6th, 1954, Archie and Marjean Yonak were united in marriage at the Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, MN. They were blessed to have one daughter, Renee Watson of Watertown, MN. Archie attended meat cutting school in Toledo, OH and was a meat cutter for 23 years, and worked 20 years as a loader operator for Buffalo Bituminous. After retirement, Archie and Marjean managed Riverside Apartments for 10 years in Delano.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and woodworking. His love for his family and friends was the love of his life.

Archie is survived by wife Marjean; daughter Renee; grandson, Benjamin Buchite and fiancé April Tischler; great-grandson, Brandon Buchite; and mom Bree Miller; step-great-grandchildren, Harper, Angealise, Damien, and Alexis Tischler; brother, Owen Lundy; and many nieces and nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by mother and father, Otto and Beatrice Lundy; mother- and father-in-law, Clarence and Francis Yonak; brothers, Vernon and wife Dorothy, Leeroy and wife Loretta, and Bob; sister, Ellenor and Glen Kjeldahl; and sister-in-law, Marcella Lundy.

Celebration of life will not be held due to Covid.


Clason O’Flanagan, 59

Clason (Clay) John O’Flanagan, 59, of Buffalo, MN died on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.

Clay was born May 7, 1961 in Buffalo, MN, to John (Jack) and Delores (Robasse) O’Flanagan and was the oldest of four boys. He grew up in Buffalo and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1979. In his youth, Clay loved sports, dancing, DJ’ing during lunch at school, and socializing with all his friends.

In 1977, he met the love of his life, high school sweetheart, and soul-mate Deb (Moore). They were married September 29, 1979 at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo where Clay became a member. Their love was bountiful, balanced, and caring, making them a perfect pair who were truly meant for each other. On April 11, 1982 they welcomed their first daughter, Jamie Lynn, and May 18, 1985 their second daughter, Sara Marie which made their family complete.

For most of Clay’s life, he worked as a machinist, but due to medical circumstances, he began driving bus for Greyhound out of Minneapolis, MN and eventually became the Supervisor of Driver Operations. In December 2007, Clay began driving school bus for the Buffalo/Hanover/Montrose school district, and retired in 2020. Clay loved kids and always had a smile on his face greeting those who rode on his bus.

Clay LOVED to fish and spend time at his and Deb’s cabin on Stalker Lake. Being out on any lake, and fishing, were two of Clay’s favorite activities. He proudly had many of his ‘trophies’ mounted on the wall at their cabin. He had a passion for woodworking and made beautiful and intricate gifts for so many people. Clay also loved to travel with his family. Clay and Deb visited all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and various places in the Caribbean. He attended an Alpha retreat with Jamie, which is about receiving the Holy Spirit, and he took Sara to Las Vegas for the first time (they even came out ahead!). A very memorable trip for Clay was spending 5 weeks with Deb driving to Alaska and touring the entire state.

Clay dedicated most of his life volunteering for numerous organizations. He was a proud member of the Lion’s club and served many roles leading up to becoming a District Governor in 2009-2010. He was a member of MEADA, a Boy Scout leader, called Bingo at Park View Care Center in Buffalo, worked in the Buffalo Community Center Toy Shop, the Buffalo Fishing Klinic for Kids, Bison Fishing Forever, a big brother in the Big Brother/Sister program, and a member of Life Source which brought awareness to organ donation.

Clay also started a transplant support group after he had his kidney transplant on April 15, 1993. Clay’s youngest brother Tony donated a kidney to Clay which allowed him to spend almost 28 more years with his family and be his daughters’ Sunday School teacher, basketball coach, Girl Scout Leader, cheerleader at volleyball games, watch Sara in the Buffalo Marching Band, drive Miss Buffalo candidates in parades (including Jamie), a mentor, role model and best friend.

Clay was a very outgoing person who had many friends from all walks of life. You could find him, almost daily, having coffee with his best friend Tim Hance and the rest of the boys. Frequently, when Clay would see a person wearing a Veteran’s hat, he would approach them, ask about their time served, thank them for their service, then pay for their meal. When at the cabin, Clay would be out on the water every day fishing with neighbors John and Ron, telling jokes, and reeling in the big fish. He was also an extremely proud grandpa to Mackenzie and Jackson. He taught them how to play basketball, golf, be the ‘net’ girl or boy, how to drive the boat and school bus, and of course, fish. There are no words to describe how proud, and happy, he was to be a grandpa.

Clay is survived by his wife of 41+ years, Deb; daughters, Jamie (David) Parks and their children, Mackenzie and Jackson of Waverly, Sara (Troy) Winter of Moorhead; youngest brother, Anthony (Tony) O’Flanagan and his fiancé Tracy Farnick of Montrose; sister-in-law, Darla O’Flanagan of Chanhassen; lifelong childhood friend, Tim Hance of Rockford; dogs Bandit and Buster; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Delores O’Flanagan; brother, Joseph; maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Georgiana Robasse; paternal grandparents, Clason O’Flanagan and Helen O’Flanagan (Walter) Bolstad; father- and mother-in-law, De L. and Ruth E. (Clay’s Gilligan) Moore; niece Ashley Johnson; and granddaughters, Abbigail Ruth Winter and Baby Parks. Shortly following Clay’s passing, his brother, Lawrence also passed away.

A visitation and celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN. On-line condolences can be made at


Lawrence O’Flanagan, 53

Lawrence Edward O’Flanagan, age 53, of Chanhassen went to be with the Lord peacefully on December 9, 2020. He was born in Buffalo, MN in January of 1967 to John “Jack” and Delores (Robasse) O’Flanagan.

Lawrence was raised in Buffalo and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1985. He married his high school sweetheart Darla (Richards) O’Flanagan on September 7, 1985. God blessed their marriage with four beautiful children.

Lawrence was a dedicated, loyal sanitation engineer “garbage man” for 27 years spending the last 18 years with Waste Management. He was greatly loved by his work family and treated each of his customers with respect, and they loved him. His faith was a significant part of his life, and he was an active member of the Buffalo United Methodist Church.

In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, bowling, and playing with Mollie, their new puppy. He supported his kids by never missing a sporting event and coaching many of their teams. He was a goofy, kind-hearted, protective family man who adored spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, family, and friends

He was preceded in death and was greeted by his parents, Jack and Delores O’Flanagan; daughter, Ashley Johnson; and siblings, Joseph and Clason “Clay” O’Flanagan.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Darla; daughters, Amber (Dustin) Monson of Plato, Nicole “Nikki” O’Flanagan (Tyler) of Montrose, Jenna O’Flanagan (Ivan) of Foley, son Joseph O’Flanagan (Justine) of Duluth; grandsons, Dominic, Kolton and Lucas; granddaughters, Jade, Emma, and Emerald; brother, Anthony “Tony” O’Flanagan; many nieces, a nephew, extended family, and countless friends, including our exchange students Maria from the Netherlands and Martina from Italy.

Lawrence loved eagles and chose his life verse from Isaiah 40:31. “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date when we can all gather together.


Orville Paumen, 85

Orville W. Paumen age 85, of Maple Lake, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery. Walk-through visitation was held from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. The service was live-streamed on the funeral home’s website.

Orville William Paumen was born July 14, 1935 on the family farm, near Maple Lake, Minnesota to Jacob and Minnie (Wurm) Paumen. He was the 7th of 8 children. Orville attended country school in Corinna Township before attending Maple Lake High School. At the age of 16, he ran the family farm while his brothers were sent off to war.

He married the love his life, Rita Scanlon on June 11, 1955 at St. Timothy Catholic Church. Orville’s life revolved around his faith, family, friends, hard work, hunting, fishing, camping, and a good game of cribbage. As a young man he worked the family farm with his parents and Rita, prior to owning a bulk fuel truck and Mobil gas station. He then worked many years as a construction foreman, retiring in 1996. He was a lifelong member of St. Timothy Catholic Church.

Orville is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rita of Maple Lake; children, Kevin (Joan) of Maple Lake, Clyde of Omaha, NE, Colleen (Tom) Morrison of Big Lake, Betsy (Tim) Gruchow of Park Rapids, Kenny (Margaret) of Maple Lake, and Jake (Autum) of Monticello; daughter-in-law, Joyce of Lakeville; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Beatrice (Doug) Psyk; sister-in-law, Eileen Norris; nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Larry; parents, Jake and Minnie; parents-in-law, Joe Scanlon, Edna Scanlon Steman and Mike Steman; daughter-in-law, Shawn Paumen; brothers, Clayton, Clifford, and Lester; sisters, Margaret Rathje and Doris Vieau Guggemos and their spouses; sister-in-law, Joann (Virgil) Streich, and brother-in-law, Ray Norris.

Orville’s grandchildren  served as urn bearers. Sarah Goelz provided music for the service.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Maple Lake. Obituary, Guestbook, Video Tribute and Funeral Webcast online at


Joan Schmitz, 78

Joan C. Schmitz, 78, passed away on December 3, 2020 at the Monticello Hospital.

Joan was born on May 22, 1942 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Henry and Agnes (Lasky) Leopold. Joan graduated from Johnson High School in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1960.

She was united in marriage to Zeno M. Schmitz on July 25, 1964, at St. Ambrose Church in St. Paul. She worked as a homemaker when her children were young.

On July 15, 1972, Joan moved with her family to Buffalo, Minnesota where she resided until 2019. She then moved to St. Benedict’s Senior Community in Monticello in November of 2019.

Joan valued learning and loved to read. She liked cooking, sewing, doing crafts, gardening, and trying new things. Joan enjoyed dancing and participated in square dancing, polka, and waltzing with her husband Zeno. She loved being with her family especially around Christmas time.

Joan was actively involved with her community. She enjoyed making many wonderful friendships and supporting her children in activities such as Catholic Education at St. Francis Xavier School, annual marathon for non-public education, 4H Club, Scouting, baseball, softball, swim lessons, and attending community events.  Joan especially loved attending Buffalo Days events such as the rodeo and parades.

She continued her education to become an (LPN), licensed practical nurse. Joan worked as an LPN for 19 years in Buffalo caring for the elderly. Joan also worked as a home health care nurse before her retirement.

Joan was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Buffalo, Minnesota and attended Mass whenever she was able. She was devoted to her faith and to praying the rosary. Joan sang in the church choir, was a member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, enjoyed studying in her Bible group, and volunteering for eucharistic adoration. She traveled to the Holy Lands and to Medjugorje, which was a lifelong dream.

Joan is survived by her children, Mary Schmitz (Daryl Jenkins) of St. Cloud, John (Kathy) Schmitz of Elk River, Ann (Rick) Bandemer of Sartell, and Jenny (Wesley) Gilbert of Foley; four grandchildren: Alexander, Robert, Elizabeth, and Cassandra; brother: Edward (Ella) Leopold of North Branch; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A private Mass of Christian Burial for family only will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Interment to follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Buffalo. The service will be livestreamed and the link to watch is:

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to


Jodi Schroeder, 60

Jodi Lynn (Smith) Schroeder, age 60, of Montrose, MN, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020. She was born at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN on August 8, 1960 to Larry and Lorri Smith.

Lynn attended Buffalo High School and graduated in 1978.

Lynn met the love of her life, Dale Schroeder, and they were married on August 14, 1993.

Lynn had a special love of cats. She was an avid crafter and loved to share her crafting projects with others. Her passion was flowers and gardening, her children would give her rose bushes on Mother’s Day. Lynn also loved Christmas, she enjoyed the lights, putting up the tree, wrapping presents and making her own bows. Nascar was also a special thing she shared with her parents, on two different occasions they all three made it to live races. Lynn’s children and grandchildren were her heart and soul, she loved them deeply!

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arthur and Ruth Smith, and Carl and Edna Larson.

Lynn is survived by her husband, Dale Schroeder of Montrose; parents, Larry and Lorri of Perham; son, Ronnie (Laura) of Kandiyohi; daughters, Mandi (significant other, Zack Vinage) of Montrose, Courtney (significant other, Justin Spike) of Winsted; grandchildren, Alexander, Samantha, Malinda, Shyleah, Tyler, Abigail; brothers, Steve (Jeanne) their sons, Thomas and Michael, of Buffalo, and Mark (Kathryn) their sons, Bryce and Erik of Bergan; and many other family and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 18, 2020 at 1:30 p.m., with a time of sharing at 2:30 p.m., at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Serving the family is Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. 320-485-4447.


Mary Speckel, 88

Mary Speckel, age 88, passed away peacefully due to long term illness on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

Mary had been residing at Haven Homes in Maple Plain. Many thanks to the wonderful caring staff who cared and comforted her and her family during this past year.

Mary was born on February 4, 1932 in Watertown, MN to Paul and Veronica (Pilgram) Kuka who preceded her in death as well as her siblings, Tom Kuka, Monica Neaton, Archie Kuka and Joe Kuka.

Mary was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald Speckel. They were married June 24, 1953 and raised their four children in Hamel, MN.

Mary is survived by children, Mike (Jane), Tim (Patty), Paula (Jay) Higashi and Patty Cleveland; as well as 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, playing cards and keeping in touch with many longtime friends. She was also a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto for many years.

Mary loved and was loved by so many friends and family.

The Children of Mary and Donald are so grateful for the solid, loving home in which they were raised and feel fortunate for the role models they continue to be.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Speckel will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020.

The Family is hoping to host a celebration of life in honor of Mary in late spring/ early summer when it safe to gather.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to


Dale Wagner, 78

Dale James Wagner, age 78, of Monticello, passed away on December 12, 2020 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.

Dale was born the son of Edward and Sophie (Wiseloh) Wagner on November 26, 1942 in Minneapolis, MN.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pattsy; daughters, Bonnie Klein and Donna Wagner; grandchildren, Christopher Klein, Naomi (Braeden) Nieling, Melissa Klein, Jessica Klein, Dalton Wagner and Dylan Skalak; great grandchildren Isabell Klein, Hunter Nieling and Madelyn Nieling; brother, Charles (Lynn) Wagner; sisters, Diane Lambert and Marian (Larry) Rathman; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Tony; brother, Marvin and brother-in-law, Jerome.

There will be a public visitation for Dale on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. with a private family service to follow. The visitation and service will both be held at St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church of Monticello, MN.

Due to the service being private for family only, the service can be watched at the following link:

Arrangements were entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo, MN.


Roxana Weese, 72

Roxana Jean Weese, age 72, of Buffalo, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, surrounded by family.

She was born April 1, 1948 in Buffalo, the daughter of William and Audrey (Elletson) Schwietering. Roxana was baptized and confirmed in her faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Buffalo. She was a 1966 graduate of Buffalo High School.

Roxie worked many years as a daycare provider. She enjoyed crafts and stamping, playing cards, camping, going up north to the cabin, and spending time with her family.

On May 3, 1969, Roxana Schwietering and Kenneth Weese were united in marriage at Buffalo United Methodist Church.

Roxie was a faithful member of Buffalo United Methodist Church and was very involved with teaching Sunday School, the Christmas Program, and she was a founding member of their Handbell Choir. Roxie and Ken also began the church’s Christmas dinners, helping feed families on Christmas day.

Roxie had a bubbly personality, often being referred to as “Blossom,” and lived life to the fullest, laughing along the way. She was very kind and helpful to everyone. Family was the greatest joy in her life, especially her grandchildren. She was a wonderful woman who will be dearly missed by all!

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Audrey Schwietering; sister and brother-in-law, Kaye and David Pramann; nephew, Andrew Pramann; parents-in-law, Ben Weese and Edna (Haraff) Anders; and sisters-in-law, Bernice Schermer and Doris Polinder.

Roxie is survived by her husband, Ken Weese of Buffalo; children, Chad (Jennifer) Weese, of Maple Lake, Rebecca (Bryan) Clemen, of Cokato; grandchildren, Samantha, Benjamin, Emily, Jacob, Maxwell, Kendra; siblings, William Schwietering Jr., Jeffery (Judy) Schwietering, Korb (Cheryl) Schwietering, Tim (Barb) Schwietering; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, family and friends.

A private family service for Roxie was held.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, 763-682-1363,



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