Obituaries 4/1/21

Jerome Atzl, 81

Jerome William Atzl, age 81, passed away at his home in Buffalo, MN on March 23, 2021.

He was born on August 30, 1939 in Forest Prairie, MN to Albert and Regina Atzl. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1957, where he received the Medal of Good Conduct. He proudly served his country and was honorably discharged in 1959.

On September 16, 1961, he was joined in marriage to Janet Aust, and together they raised five children.

Jerome was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed mechanical work and cooking for family gatherings. He was an over-the-road trucker, owner-operator for many years. Once he retired, he was a driver for Morries Ford.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; sons, Michael (Bernadette), Timothy (Beverly), and David (Suzy); daughter, Kristine Hansen; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Lois (Howard) Payne; and many other relatives and friends.

Jerome is preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Atzl; parents, Albert and Regina; and sisters, Dorothy Othoudt and Jean Westholder.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Visitation begins at 1:00 PM and the service will begin at 3:00 PM. Military honors will follow the service.

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


Robert Beck, 85

Robert F. Beck, age 85, of Buffalo, died Monday, March 29, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, both at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. The service will be live-streamed on the funeral home website.

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James Bruns, 94

James H. Bruns, age 94, of Maple Lake, died Friday, March 26, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as the Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery in Maple Lake. Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday, both at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Maple Lake. The service was live streamed on the funeral home’s website.

James Herbert Bruns was born July 16, 1926 in Maple Lake to William and Mary (Williams) Bruns. He attended a country school in rural Maple Lake. On April 26, 1949, he was united in marriage to Beatrice Marie Paumen at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake; they were blessed with four children, nine grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Jim worked as a welder for 22 years at Farmhand in Hopkins and for 20 years at Jacobson Machine in New Hope; he retired in 1991. In retirement, he worked part time at Cedar Engineering in Maple Lake until the age of 82. He could fix, weld and repair anything that was thrown his way. He enjoyed traveling to Branson, MO and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his children, Carl Bruns of Albertville, Bob (Lori) Bruns, of Maple Lake, and Rose Mary (Kirt) Hinz, of Annandale; daughter-in-law, Charolyt Bruns, of Annandale; nine grandchildren, Vicki (Chris) Rasset, Jody (Peter) Norgren, Joe (Terra) Bruns, Kristi (Chris) Thomas, Ashley Bruns, Luke (Alexa) Hinz, Heather (Brady) Karau, Crystal Jo (Josh) Larson and Shannon (Jeff) Meissner; and 19 great-grandchildren, Hunter, Ryan, Emily, McKenzie, Nathan, Sydney, Myles, Tyson, Rylee, William, Leighton, Marshall, Hayden, Levi, Maci, Max, Ava, Wyatt and Holiday.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Bruns; wife, Beatrice Bruns; and son, Jerry Bruns.

The pallbearers were Joe Bruns, Luke Hinz, Ryan Rasset, Hunter Norgren, Nathan Rasset, Chris Rasset and Peter Norgren. Krista Elsenpeter and Sarah Goelz provided the music for the service. Arrangements were entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.

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James Degn, 73

James Allen “Jim” Degn, age 73, of Fairfax, MN passed after a long and courageous battle with larynx cancer on Sunday, March 28, 2021. He was born December 24, 1947 in Hutchinson, MN to Grant and Olga (Opsahl) Degn.

Jim spent his childhood days in the idyllic countryside always in the company of his many siblings. He went to high school in Howard Lake, MN and excelled in typing class and shorthand.  Shortly after graduation, Jim was hired at Sun Papers in Bloomington, MN where he worked as a typesetter for nearly a decade. 

During the Vietnam War, Jim was called to serve in the United States Army.  Jim was stationed in Thailand where he served as a secretary to his commanding general. After the war, Jim returned to his home in Minnesota and his work at Sun Papers. 

In his free time, Jim enjoyed playing the piano for friends and family. Jim never took any formal lessons but was self-taught and learned to play the piano by ear. Jim enjoyed visiting with family and friends and always requested his host or hostess put on a pot of coffee before he arrived.  

Later in life, Jim worked as a cook at the Red Rooster in Dassel, MN and the Tin Cup in St Paul, MN where he befriended many of the local patrons. Jim was outgoing and easily struck up a conversation with others. Jim’s laugh was distinct, endearing and easily drew you in. He was kind and generous and everybody wanted to be friends with Jim.

After spending many years living in an urban environment, Jim desired to return to the quiet and calm that he had known in his childhood. Jim bought a small house of his own in Fairfax, MN where he enjoyed working on minor home improvement and gardening projects to keep him busy. During his time in Fairfax, Jim began having several health issues. Despite his many ailments, he was always in good spirits and was up for a visit with family and friends where you could be sure to be treated to cookies and other home baked goods. Jim was the kind of guy you could talk and laugh with for hours on end, and he will be deeply missed by those who were touched by his selfless acts and his unmistakable laughter.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Curtis, Wayne, Dennis, and Caroline (Hartman).

Jim is survived by his siblings, Sharon Peterson, Joyce Drews, Terry (Rita), and Randy (Mary); as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, April 8 at 11 AM at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano, MN. A Gathering of family and friends will take place from 9 to 11 AM on Thursday prior to the services. Inurnment with military honors will be in the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery: Assembly Lane #3.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.


Juanita Dewey, 91

Juanita (Vignes) Dewey, age 91, of Buffalo, MN passed away peacefully on March 28, 2021, following a stroke.

Those left to cherish her memories are her sister, Caroline Marquart, of Bloomington, and her children, Glenda (spouse, Tony) Perrou, of Sacramento, CA; John (Julia) Vignes, of Apple Valley; Calvin (Sandra) Vignes, of Bettendorf, IA; Colleen Vignes, of Montrose, MN; Sally (Larry) Hinz, of Naples, FL; Susan (Larry) Falk, of St Cloud, and Richard (Beverly) Vignes, of St Louis Park; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren.

Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and five sisters.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Ave, Buffalo, MN. Luncheon and celebration following from 12:30 – 2:00 PM at Huikkos Bowling & Entertainment Center, 1207 CR-25 N, Buffalo, MN. After services, Juanita’s body will be cremated, and ashes spread on the farmstead in the Red River valley. 

Juanita Wallace was born on July 16, 1929 at home in Beltrami, Minnesota to John R. and Mary Ellen Wallace (Bucher). Juanita was united in marriage November 7, 1947 to Norman Glenn Vignes at the farmhouse in Beltrami. Norman and Juanita farmed for 28 years on a farm located outside Climax, MN. Juanita then worked as a counselor at the Northwest Mental Health Center in Crookston, MN for several years.

Juanita remarried Richard Dewey and moved to Moorhead, MN in 1973. During her time in Moorhead, Juanita worked in Realty and Insurance Sales in Fargo, and then opened her own business - Fantastic Body Wrap (wellness) in Fargo, ND. After the death of Richard Dewey, Juanita moved to Detroit Lakes, then Montrose, MN and finally Buffalo, MN to be closer to family.

Upon retiring, Juanita loved to travel to visit family in the Carolinas, Iowa and California, with highlights, including cruises in the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Alaska and a trip to Hawaii. Juanita also enjoyed catching up with her friends from Montrose and Buffalo for coffee and card playing.

Memorials should be sent to the Salvation Army or a charity of their choice in memory of Juanita Dewey.

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


Marvel Ebner, 95

Marvel was born at her parents’ Fletcher (MN) home, the second child of Emil and Louise (Valerius) Weber. She died at 95 years young and was, at that time, living in Monticello, MN. Between her birth and death was a vibrant life, a time often represented by the dash that appears between one’s birth and death dates. Marvel’s “dash” was interesting, challenging, rewarding and meaningful all wrapped together.

Marvel grew up with siblings Inez, Lester and Ruth. Surrounded by a German-speaking and faith-based community, Marvel went to high school at St Francis, a boarding school for girls in Little Falls where she completed her studies in three years. Some of her teachers as well as classmates would, one day, educate her own daughters. After graduation, Marvel became a working woman where her secretarial skills – remember short-hand? – and penchant for organization was soon complimented by a quest for more knowledge. She was an avid reader! Marvel’s work life was curtailed when she contracted polio. After time in an “iron lung,” she eventually recovered use of her legs through old-fashioned gumption. She could, again, enjoy dancing and, eventually, meet and marry Eugene Ebner of Elk River, MN.

Marvel married Eugene in 1948. They had five daughters: Linda Ebner Erceg (Bemidji, MN), Mary Ebner Kennedy (Longmont, CO), Elizabeth Ebner Ziemer (Becker, MN), Kathryn Ebner Figenshau (Big Lake, MN), and Donna Ebner Bauck (St. Cloud, MN). The family lived in central MN towns -- Elk River, Becker, and St. Michael – as well as Memphis (TN) while raising “The Girls” and hosting foster children. In addition, Marvel returned to corporate work where she held jobs as a women’s residence director, personnel manager, and in food service management. All this activity reinforced Marvel’s commitment to fairness, good education, and a passion for organization. It also held the germinating seeds for her future writing, a passion that resulted in autobiographical books such as My Time in History and Grandma’s Ring as well as poetry. The printed word was extremely important to Marvel.

The world changed tremendously during Marvel’s dash through life. She experienced the Great Depression, a World War, party-line phones to mobile phones, penmanship to typewriters to computers, airplanes, presidents from Coolidge to Biden, the emergence of strong and empowered women, sliced bread, LGBTQ rights, and booming consumerism. Her personal world evolved in both good and challenging ways. Her daughters grew into their adult roles and a total of 10 grandchildren eventually appeared.

While living in Colorado, Marvel’s marriage to Eugene dissolved in 1991. She became a peer counselor in later life and started writing, a passion that grew stronger over time. She moved to Monticello (MN) at the turn of the century, experienced the death of her parents and brother, Lester, and turned her personal attention to honing her life’s perspective. Using wisdom to puzzle through conundrums and watching her grandchildren – and yes, 14 great-grandchildren too – grow into their skins with confidence brought joy to her final moments on earth. Marvel walked her own path and had little time for those around her who refused to do that for themselves. She leaves a legacy of good food, strong faith beliefs, an incredible sense of fairness, a stack of prose and poetry, and a keen interest in fostering younger generations.

Memorials in her name can be sent to St Ben’s Senior Community (Monticello, MN) and/or the MN State Services for the Blind (St. Paul, MN). Arrangements are pending with the Peterson-Grimsmo Funeral Chapel, Monticello, MN.


Marcia Epple, 68

Marcia Joy Epple, age 68, of Montrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving husband and children on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

She was born November 17, 1952, in Buffalo, the daughter of Clarence and Dorothy (VanLith) Adickes. Marcia was a 1970 graduate from Buffalo High School.

On September 7, 1979, Marcia Adickes and James Epple were united in marriage. After their marriage, they bought James’ home farm, where the two raised their family.

Marcia first and foremost loved her role of being a Mom. She also ran a daycare and worked at Honeywell. Marcia also enjoyed sewing, quilting, playing bingo, and a nightly can of coke and popcorn. She dearly loved her grandchildren; they were her greatest joy.

Marcia truly had a heart of gold. She loved everyone and was often the life of the party. She will be missed by all!

She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Dorothy Adickes; parents-in-law, Raymond and Lucille Epple; sister, Margie (Darmond) Olson; brother, Raymond (Francis) Adickes; and brother-in-law, Neil Maynard.

Marcia is survived by her husband of 41 years, James Epple; children, Bobby (Naomi) Burchett, Dustin (Natalie) Epple, Wade (Beth) Epple; grandchildren, Jack and Luke Burchett, Chalsey, Lexi and Ellie Epple, Gabby, Joey, Andrew and Mira Epple; siblings, Casey (Pru) Adickes, Mary (Bob) Morgan, Marlene (Burt) Ramthun, Alan (Carol) Adickes, Marla Maynard, Myra (Will) Decker, Monna Rae Adickes, Madonna Adickes (Dan Rasset); siblings-in-law, Dorothy (Ken) Hruska, Robert (Sherry) Epple; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation was held Sunday, March 28, 2021, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with a prayer service at 7:00 PM, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montrose. Funeral services were held Monday, March 29, 2021, at 10:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montrose. Burial followed at Cassel Cemetery in rural Delano.

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


Mary Hartner, 73

Mary Catherine (Ring) Hartner, age 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, March 29, 2021. She was born April 5, 1947 in Robbinsdale, the daughter of Raymond and Patricia (Wetherille) Ring.

Mary was a 1965 graduate of Robbinsdale High School. She worked at the Guthrie Theater, and various banks throughout her career, including Maple Lake Bank, Highland Bank and Great Northern Bank. She was also a faithful member of St. Michael Catholic Church. Mary most recently resided in Monticello, but she had been an active resident of St. Michael for 43 years prior. 

On December 9, 1978, Mary and Kurt Hartner were united in marriage.

Mary was compassionate and kind, and had an innate ability to know when someone needed a smile, hug, or shoulder to cry on, and always made herself available to be there for those in need. She had a lovely sense of humor, infectious smile and laugh. She always made time to ask her family about the things they were interested in, and share encouragement and support. Her greatest passion was her family, whom she loved to spend time with, especially her grandchildren. She was also very close with her parents, brothers, and their families her entire life.

She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond P. Ring; nephew, Raymond E. Ring; brother-in-law, Lee Hartner; and sister-in-law, Nancy Hartner.

Mary is survived by her husband, Kurt Hartner; mother, Patricia Ring; children, Kristopher (Susanna) Hartner, Kevin (Beth) Hartner, Adam (Melissa) Hartner; grandchildren, Paul, Kate, Joshua, Jacob, Joey, James, Alexis, Ella, Kiley, Meadow; siblings, Patrick (Connie) Ring, Daniel (Elsa) Ring, William (Nancy) Ring; sisters-in-law, Sandra Todd, Lynn Westman; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 5, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. A private burial will follow at Deerfield Cemetery in Sturgeon Lake, MN.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home, 763-497-5362,


Regina Hughes, 46

Regina Theresa Hughes (McClintock) was born on November 27, 1974 and died tragically on March 19, 2021 at 46 years of age.

Regina was a healer and a leader, who invested her heart and soul into her children, Ryan and Emily. She was a gold-standard mother while supporting their dreams and aspirations throughout the years. She was a devoted champion for her friends and gave encouragement to all who knew her. Her fierce compassion for the underdog, lost and forgotten was manifested in the living of her life and in the love of her rescue dogs, Taz and Luna.

She graduated in 1993 from Park Center High School and graduated from the Minnesota School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management in 2009. Regina was employed at Wright County as a Records Management Analyst since 2019 and previously for six years as the Nursing Support Coordinator at Buffalo Allina Hospital. In her earlier years, she was a CNA with Northridge Care Facilities where she touched the lives of countless elderly patients. Regina went on to become a Certified Massage Therapist and launched her own practice, eventually becoming the Executive Program Chair at the Minnesota School of Business Massage Department.

Survived by her son, Ryan Hughes, 25; and her daughter, Emily Hughes, 22; mother, Patricia McClintock; father, Mark McClintock; and step-mother, Mary McClintock; brothers, Kelly McClintock, Michael McClintock (Lisa) and Mitchell McClintock; aunt, Tracy Hoffman and other aunts, Pamela Hoffman Oxendine, Sandy Perry, Cleo Peichel (Doug), Maggie Merkin (Fred); nieces, Ashlyn McClintock, MaKayla McClintock, and Brooke Pearson; nephews, Luke McClintock, Levi McClintock, and Reid McClintock; cousins, Priscilla Haring, Josie Nyberg, Katie Piechel, Kristin Graeber (Dave), Christopher Peichel, Justin Merkin, Emily Perry. Regina had many close friends, too many to list here, however, best friend, Sara Hamann, was her “sister” as well.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 2, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN. A private family service will be held.


Walter Judd, 82

Walter Richard Judd, 82, Buffalo, MN passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Edinburg, TX.  On November 11, 1938, Walter was born to Harry T. Judd and Martha H. Messenger in Seattle, WA.

Walter graduated from Shoreline High School and joined the Navy. He served on the troop transport ship the USS W.A. Mann. He moved to Santa Monica, CA where he was a programmer at Systems Development Corporation. Later, he moved to Minneapolis, MN where he met the love of his life, Betty (Elizabeth) Baune. They were married at the Basilica of St. Mary on April 26, 1975.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Robert, David, and Paul; also his sisters, Marlene and Donna. 

Survived by his wife of 46 years, Betty (Elizabeth); brother, Darryl; and his sister, Carolyn Stevens.

Visitation will be on May 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. and funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa, Delano, MN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Lions Gift of Sight, University Enterprise Labs, 1000 Westgate Dr # 260, St Paul, MN 55114, (612) 625-5159,


Brad Kirschmann, 76

Brad B. Kirschmann, age 76, of St. Michael, passed away March 27, 2021.

He was born on January 7, 1945 in Pierre, South Dakota to Jacob and Dorothy Kirschmann. He grew up on the family farm working and riding horses; eventually, the family relocated to Minnesota. He attended Armstrong High School in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, and graduated with the class of 1963.

On April 4, 1970, he was joined in marriage to Geraldine Schuchard at Zion Lutheran Church in Bismarck, North Dakota. This Easter, they would have celebrated their 51st year of marriage.

Following high school, he immediately started working in car sales and eventually moved on to management with various dealerships. He had been employed throughout the years with many different dealerships throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. He was extremely knowledgeable with all kind of models of cars, and took pride in working hard for his employers and customers. He was a tough boss, but cared a lot about the people who worked for him.

In his spare time away from work, he enjoyed being out on the lake boating and fishing at the family cabin in Richmond, MN. He tried his hand in home improvement projects, often times deciding to do renovations spur of the moment, but always hiring someone to do the work while he oversaw them. He and family liked to travel and went many places for work and for fun and enjoyed NASCAR races for entertainment, especially when in Las Vegas.

Brad would do anything for his family. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, and loved being their Papa. He will be missed by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Dorothy; and sister, Elizabeth Peterson.

Bradley is survived by his wife, Gerry; children, Brad (Aimee), Courtney (Nick) Taaffe, and son from a previous marriage, Dean; grandchildren, Zoey and Logan; brother, Danny (Bev) Kirschmann; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial was held Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 3:00 PM with visitation one hour prior and Life in Christ Lutheran Church in Albertville.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville. Online condolences for the family may be directed to


Emily Rachel, 76

Emily C. Rachel, age 76, of Maple Lake, died Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Buffalo Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Committal service will follow at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery columbarium. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, both at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. The service will be live-streamed on the funeral home website.

Emily Carol Rachel was born November 28, 1944 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Henry and Amelia (Latour) Mavencamp. Emily grew up in Maple Lake and graduated from Maple Lake High School in 1962. On January 12, 1963, she was united in marriage to Kenneth James Rachel. They made their home in Maple Lake where they raised their three children.

Emily worked at General Mills for 18 years, before moving on to providing bookkeeping services to smaller family firms. Emily was a lifetime member of St. Timothy Catholic Church and a member of the Maple Lake American Legion Auxiliary, having served as President. Emily enjoyed playing bingo, completing puzzles, trying her luck at the casino, reading, hunting, fishing, and traveling. Nothing brought Emily greater joy than spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Emily is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ken, of Maple Lake; children, Rebecca (Thomas) Couette, of Maple Lake, Donald (Julie) Rachel, of Maple Lake, and Joanne Rachel of Bloomington; grandchildren, Alexander Couette, Courtney Couette, Andrea (Brady) Smith, Chelsea (Luke) Fobbe, Derek (Courtney) Rachel, Shelby (Jordan) Tanner, Linsey Rachel, Heather (Derek) Northenscold, James Nelson, Terra Rhoades, and Taytum Rhoades; great-grandchildren, Nora, Betsy, and Jack Smith, Roy Fobbe, Dawson Rachel, and Halle Northenscold; siblings, Henry “Pete” (Charlene) Mavencamp, of Monticello, John “Jack” Mavencamp, of Aurora, OR, Barbara Koshiol, of Maple Lake, and Kathleen (Tom) Mooney, of Maple Lake; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Amelia Mavencamp; brother, William Mavencamp; and sisters, Shirley Sherrard, Mary Elliot, and Genevieve Aritt.

James Nelson, Alexander Couette and Derek Rachel will serve as urn bearers. Krista Elsenpeter and Sarah Goelz will provide music for the service. Arrangements entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Maple Lake.

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Tamara Schellenberg, 53

Tamara Elizabeth (Vergin) Schellenberg, “Tammy,” age 53, of Rockford, passed away in her sleep on Saturday, March 27, 2021. She was born January 2, 1968 to Lloyd and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Vergin in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Tammy was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She graduated from Rockford High School in 1986 and made her career as a care attendant working in nursing homes. She loved to care for people, especially family members. 

Tammy loved to fish. She was an accomplished cook and found joy in making things for family. She was so loved and will be missed.

Tammy was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Vergin. 

She is survived by her children, Jennifer Schellenberg, Jaclyn Hemingsen, Mark Schellenberg; grandchildren, Duncan and Blake; mother, Elizabeth Vergin; siblings Valerie (Jerry) Weyer, Vance (Laurie) Vergin, Reinhold (Sharon) Vergin, Jeff (Shelley) Vergin, Veronica (Steve) Olson, Vicky (Dave) Knecht, Sandy (Travis) Kramer, Cheri (Darryl) Gullickson, Stacie (Jeff) Beyer; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11 AM at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, St. Peter campus in Delano, Minnesota. Inurnment immediately following the service in Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford, Minnesota.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, Minnesota.



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