Obituaries 12/26/19

John Aeshliman, 93

John O. Aeshliman, age 93 of Greenfield, passed away December 20, 2019.

He was born on December 8, 1926 in Greenfield, to John H. and Edith (Loeffler) Aeshliman. John was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield and remained a faithful member until his passing.

On August 20, 1949, he was united in marriage to Eleanor M. Rambow at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Corcoran. John was a dairy farmer and also enjoyed raising many other animals and crops on his farm. John and Eleanor were blessed with three children.

Besides his family and faith, he enjoyed being in the outdoors either hunting for pheasants and deer or fishing on the lakes in the area. John loved baseball and played for Rockford’s town ball team for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor.

John is survived by: his children, Kathy (Patrick) Larkin of Corcoran, Karen (Charles) Alcon of Greenfield, and Steve Aeshliman of Greenfield; grandchildren, Tom Larkin, Jim Larkin, Dan Larkin, Shaun Larkin, Jessica Larkin, Chuck Alcon Jr. and Scott Alcon; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. all at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Pastor Paul Schuler will officiate. Private interment will be held at a later date.

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


Alfred Hentges, 89

Alfred Henry Hentges, age 89, of St. Michael, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2019. He was born November 19, 1930 in Forest Prairie, Minnesota, the son of Matthew and Lena (Bauer) Hentges.

Alfred proudly served in the US Marines during the Korean War. He was a proud veteran and was a member of the St. Michael American Legion Post 567.

Alfred worked as a farmer, at Fredhiem Cements in Osseo, and retired from Advanced Circuits in Minnetonka.

On July 6, 1956, Alfred Hentges and Jeanette Tritbaugh were united in marriage. Following their marriage, they lived in Osseo, before moving to Corcoran and later to Hanover. They made their final home in St. Michael, where Alfred has lived for many years until his passing.

Alfred enjoyed anything outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed card playing and spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by: his wife, Jeanette Hentges; parents, Matt and Lena Hentges; and siblings, Andy, Irvine, Nick, Marie, Allan, Viola.

Alfred is survived by: his daughters, Jackie (Paolo) Ferrante, Peggy (Garen) Horejsh; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Wilfred Hentges; sister, Caroline Matilla; and many other loving family and friends.

Funeral service and a time of sharing for Alfred was held Friday, December 20, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m., at The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael. Burial with military honors followed at Hanover Village Cemetery in Hanover.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.

Serving the family was The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.


Max Johnson, 69

Max Johnson 69, of St. Michael passed away surrounded by his family on December 17, 2019, after his courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born June 28,1950 in Rockford, IL, the son of William V. Johnson and Marion E. (Chabucos) Johnson. 

Max worked as a Boilermaker throughout the country and overseas for over 25 years. He met the love of his life, Peggy Kessler in 1975 when they both worked at the NSP Sherco Power Plant in Becker.

Max then went on to create a legacy for his children and grandchildren by starting his own company, Twin Cities Boiler Repair, which will soon celebrate its 25 year anniversary – Max achieved his ultimate objective, which was to continue to provide for his family, even when he was gone.

When Max wasn’t officially “on the clock,” you could find him spending his weekends at the Shop in Zimmerman; he wanted to make sure someone was always there just in case someone stopped by. There was no project Max and crew couldn’t tackle.

Max loved spending time at his cabin on Lake Mille Lacs. The original cabin was struck by lightening and burned down in 2000. Since receiving his second cancer diagnosis, Max’s goal was to rebuild the cabin so his family would have a place to make many more treasured memories.

Max’s kids and grandkids were his pride and joy: Nicole (Nicolas) Rice, Isabella, Katarina; Max (Candice) Johnson, Max III, Tucker; Michael (Rachel) Johnson, Ariana, Leo, Vincent, Veda; Myles (Sandra) Johnson, Layla, Lainey

Max was preceded in death by: his parents, William and Marion Johnson; and his Godson, Justin Kolles.

Visitation was held at the Historic Church of St. Michael on Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, December 23, 2019 at St. Michael Catholic Church at 11:00  a.m.  Inurnment at St. Michael Cemetery.


Daniel Lindberg, 32

Daniel Thomas Lindberg, age 32, formerly of Maple Grove, passed away on December 14, 2019.

Daniel is survived by: children, Leddika, Adriana, Destiny, Dominic and Peyton; parents, Ronald P. and Carol A. Lindberg; brothers and sister, Scott (Kimberly) Lindberg, Bradley, Jason and Diane Lindberg; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: maternal grandparents, Margaret and Albert Hanson; uncle, Frank Hanson; aunt, Patricia Hanson; and by paternal grandparents, Nellie and Phillip Lindberg.

“Rest in Peace” Funeral service was held on Monday, December 23, at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Time of gathering was 4-6 p.m. Monday, December 23.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home  is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to


Clement Matter, 89

Clement L. Matter “Clem,” age 89 of Delano passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019. He was born on October 31, 1930 in Franklin Township, Minnesota to Joseph A. and Clara (Kelsey) Matter.

Clem graduated from Delano High School in 1949. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1950 and served during the Korean Conflict until being Honorably Discharged in July 1954.

Clem was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was united in marriage to Jean M. Doyle on January 28, 1956 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in North Platte, Nebraska. To this union, they were blessed with 6 children.

Clem was preceded in death by: his wife, Jean; son, Joseph; daughter, Theresa Ludwig; parents and siblings.

He is survived by: his children, Matthew (Jean) Matter, Margaret “Peggy” (Curtis) Houghton, Lori Matter and fiancé Mark Ehlers, and Timothy (Amy) Matter; grandchildren, Andrea (Sulaiman) Matter-Shaikh, Joshua (Jen) Matter, Amanda Matter, Michael Wanha, Krista (Jaime) Kinney, Cory Ludwig, Jerome (Lori) Ludwig, Lisa Rassat, Barb Horsch, Mary Ludwig, Julie (Shawn) Woods, Joe (Natasha) Ludwig, Gabriel Hance and Elijah Hance; great-grandchildren, Reilly Matter, Tylor Matter, Alexander Kinney, Alyssa Kinney, Addison Kinney, and Austin Kinney; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. Visitation was Thursday, 4-8 p.m. with a 3:30 p.m. rosary service, at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Visitation continued Friday, 10-11 a.m. prior to the Mass, in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment with Military Honors was in Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.


Eugene Mutterer, 87

Eugene L. Mutterer age 87, of Rockford, passed away December 12, 2019.

Eugene was a lifelong, faithful member of Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford where he was baptized, confirmed and married.

He is survived by: his loving wife, Arlene; children, Connie (Duane) Brown and Paul (Diane) Mutterer; grandchildren, Tanya (Peter) Ketcham, Ryan Brown, Steven Mutterer, Ben (Kristin) Sanderson and Sarah (Andrew) Jones; great-grandchildren, Ada and June Ketcham and Benjamin Sanderson; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Edward and Esther Mutterer; and by his brothers, Leonard and Carl Mutterer.

Funeral Services for Eugene Mutterer were held at  12 noon on Monday, December 16 at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford. Pastor Michael Barlow officiated.  Private inurnment Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford. Lorraine Roush was the organist for the funeral service. A visitation  was held at the church Monday, December 16, two hours prior to services.  

Casket Bearers were Ryan Brown, Steven Mutterer, Ben Sanderson, Peter Ketcham, Andrew Jones, Tim Mutterer and Brian Kettenacker.

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


Brooke Olson, 30

Brooke Lauren Olson, age 30, of Delano, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Brooke was born on June 22, 1989 in Waconia, beloved daughter to Julie Morrow and Scott Olson. Brooke was a loving and creative soul, who was always ready for anything and happiest when she was with friends, listening to music, creating art and spending time with her cat, Oliver. She had the most beautiful spirit that could light up your soul.

Brooke graduated from Delano high school in 2007. After graduating high school, she went on to study at the University of Minnesota where she majored in Sociology and Spanish graduating in 2018. While attending college, Brooke had the opportunity to study at the University of Hawaii where she spent her free time enjoying the ocean and surfing. Upon graduation, Brooke was passionate about her art business, Sacred Stone.

What Brooke wanted more than anything else was for people to feel loved, accepted, and empowered and for this world to be a place of love and kindness. Brooke will always be remembered for her courage and strength through difficult times and though her life ended too soon, we know that she is at rest and without pain now.

Brooke is survived and sorely missed by: her mother, Julie (Terry) Morrow of Buffalo; her father, Scott (Denise) Olson of Waverly; brothers, Mitch (Lisa) Olson of Waconia; Matt (Jenny) Olson of Maple Grove; Nieces and nephew: Anna Olson, Audrie Olson, Ian Olson, Kenna Olson; Grandparents, Carol Brausen of Buffalo, Gary and Bethel Olson of Waverly, Donna Schnell of Delano, along with many other close relatives.

She was preceded in death by her great grandparents; Lillian and George Olson, Jenny and Helmer Krugerud, Florence and Ervin Cardinal, Emma and Albert Graunke, Marcy and Larry Brausen; Grandpa Garry Brausen and Aunt Jenna LeLoup.

A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 AM, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo.

“We may not have it all together, but together we can have it all.” ~ Wookiefoot


Roger Szarke, 78

Roger L. Szarke, age 78, of Buffalo passed away December 16, 2019.

Roger was preceded in death by: parents, Joseph L. and Elizabeth M.; brother, Joseph R.; and father-in-law, Jared Fessenden.

Roger’s greatest joy was his family. He was a kind and loving husband and an extraordinarily proud father and grandfather. Among many things, he loved a good joke and drinking coffee. He was strong in his faith and highly involved in the Koinonia community. He attended many retreats and reunions and was known as “The Candle Man.” He was proud of the time he served in the Army. He lived most of his life in Buffalo and was a fixture in the community. He always had a twinkle in his eye and brought smiles to the faces of all he encountered.

He is survived by: his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Ann; daughters, Joy (Greg), Tina, Julie, Darla (Tim); grandchildren, Charlie, Henry, and Oscar Sedgwick, Emma, Bella, and Logan Peura, and Helen and Aaron Hausladen. Brothers, Jim (Dianne), Steve, John (Lynn); and sister Betty (Don) Skoglund.

Roger’s celebration of life will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Church, 300 1st Ave NW, Buffalo. Visitation starting at 10 a.m. 


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