Obituaries 12/6/18

Dale Barfnecht, 71

Dale George Barfnecht, 71, of Mayer, passed away on Thursday, November 29, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

He was born on June 1, 1947, in Watertown, the son of Walter and Violet (Wandersee) Barfnecht.  Dale was baptized at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano by The Rev. Bruns on June 15, 1947.  He was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian Faith on March 26, 1961 by The Rev. Wetzel at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Dale graduated eighth grade on May 29, 1961 from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Watertown. 

He farmed all his life.

On August 24, 1968 he married Elizabeth “Betty” Brandenburg at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano.  The Rev. Lenz performed the wedding ceremony.  God blessed their marriage with two sons, Daryl and Douglas.

He enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing and tractor pulling.  Dale was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer.

Survived by: his loving wife of fifty years, Betty; sons, Daryl (Michelle) Barfnecht and Douglas Barfnecht (special friend Amy Martinson) all of Watertown; grandsons, Brett (Julia) Barfnecht of Arlington and Tyler Barfnecht of Watertown; siblings, Eugene (Donna) Barfnecht, Donald (Mary) Barfnecht all of Watertown, Joan (Ken) Moy of Mayer; sister-in-law, Sharon (Jerry) Kahle of Cologne; nieces and nephews; other relatives, and friends.

Preceded in death by: his parents, Walter and Violet Barfnecht; parents-in-law, Lloyd and Edna Brandenburg; sister and brother-in-law, Jane (Duane) Weibel; sister-in-law, Janice Barfnecht; and by a nephew, Darwin Barfnecht.

A Memorial Service for Dale Barfnecht was held on Monday, December 3, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer.  The Reverend Adam Gless officiated and interment followed at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Urn bearers were Brett Barfnecht and Tyler Barfnecht.

A memorial visitation was held on Sunday, December 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.  A prayer service was held at 7:50 p.m. Sunday evening.  Further visitation was held at the church on Monday, December 3, one hour prior to service. 

Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, is served the family.


Edward Koehn, 73

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Edward Charles Koehn of Monticello, on December 2, 2018. He was born March 14, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan to Marvin and Mildred (King) Koehn. His family moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he spent much of his childhood and graduated from high school there in 1963.

After high school, he enlisted in the Navy, and was stationed in Puerto Rico for four years. He served as a cryptographer for the military. When he completed his military duty, he furthered his education by attending the Control Data Institute. He worked with computers in various jobs.

In 1969, he was joined in holy marriage to Beverly Ortloff at First Lutheran Evangelical in Glencoe. Together they raised two sons.

Edward enjoyed playing softball well into his 60s, rehabbed homes and did projects around the house, but his favorite pastime was spending quality moments with his grandchildren. He would attend their school programs and games, and often said being a grandpa was one of his favorite joys.

He is preceded in death by: his parents, Marvin and Mildred; and father and mother-in-law, Louis and Gladys Ortloff.

Edward is survived by: his wife of 49 years, Beverly; sons: E. Douglas (Christine) and Michael (Myra); grandchildren, Jonathan, Nicholas, Ashley, and Marisa; sister, Marilyn (Lee) Watkins; brothers-in-law, Charles (Karen) Ortloff and Larry (Kathy) Ortloff; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A memorial service is planned for Friday, December 7, at 11:30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior at the Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Ave, Buffalo. Pastor Charles Ortloff will officiate the service and Jonathan and Nicholas Koehn will serve as urn bearers.

A private interment for family will be scheduled at a later date.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences may be directed to www.thepeter


Kathleen Paripovich-Adan, 43

On December 1, Kathleen Anne Paripovich-Adan was called home. She was a loving daughter, sister and mother to four beautiful children.

 Katie was born on July 1, 1975 in Minneapolis to Michael and Darla (Leverenz) Paripovich. She graduated from Buffalo High School and went on to get her degree in Graphic Design from Bemidji State University.

In 1999, she married Daniel Adan and had son, Alejandro Daniel and two daughters, Adi Itzel and Ana Lucia Josephine.  In 2010, Katie married Tanner Niemeyer and they had a daughter, Aspen Rae. Katie’s children were her whole world. She was so proud of their talents, and she loved to hear them sing!

Katie had a love for dance. Her free spirit, contagious energy and smile were what made so many people love her. She was creative and artistic and loved playing practical jokes and being silly. She loved riding and showing horses, especially her beloved Shambey.

Katie was preceded in death by: her father, Michaell and sister, Stephanie; as well as grandparents, Dewey and Frances Paripovich and Jasper and Berniece Leverenz. She is survived by: her children, Alex, Adi, Ana and Aspen; her mother, Darla Paripovich; brother, Chris Paripovich; sisters, Michelle (Kevin) Thompson, Sarah Paripovich; nieces and nephews, Nick Paripovich, Jasper (April) Thompson, Samantha Paripovich, Caley Paripovich, Sean Thompson, Emma Thompson; and many chickens.

A visitation was held on Tuesday, December 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Funeral services for Kathleen Paripovich-Adan will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo on Wednesday, December 5 at 1:30 pm.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.




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