Obituaries 4/22/21

Sandra Carver, 80

Born – Dec. 10th, 1940

Died – April 17th, 2021 at the Glenn Memory Care from Alzheimer’s and complications of aspiration pneumonia.

Sandy was born in Prescott, WI, the daughter of Bernard and Ethel Helmer. She graduated in 1958 from Ellsworth, WI High School, upon graduation she moved to Minneapolis to find a job.

She worked and roomed with a girl who would one day be her sister-in-law. On April 4, 1959, she was invited to come to a dance put on by her future husband, it was Love at first glance for both of them.

On Saturday June 10, 1961, Sandy and Eddie Carver were united in marriage at the Ellsworth, WI Methodist Church. Their love affair was blessed with four wonderful children, three girls and one boy, Val, Kari, Jodi and Jamie.

They in turn blessed Sandy and Eddie with 12 beautiful grandchildren, Brittany, Jacob, Andrew, Aaron, Sarah, Danielle, Lily, Nicole, Abi, Marissa, Jac and Scotlyn.

They in turn blessed Sandy and Eddie with 12 beautiful great-grandchildren, Odin, Haven, Kylie, Joshua, Keaton, Brayden, Luciana, Hazel, Olivia, Laken and Arebella.

Sandy worked in home childcare for many years and then for 20 years at the Flower Farm and at Butterfield Evergreens in Delano where she was a transplanter and wreath maker.

She volunteered at the Montrose Ball Park helping her husband, Eddie, maintain the park and running the concession stand! Sandy also, united with Eddie, started running the Miss Montrose pageant for 10 years. She was a member of the Delano Methodist Church choir for many years, ending only when Alzheimer’s started to consume her life. She loved vacations, picture taking, making blankets for her kids, hand painting characters on shirts for them and friends. Not only were her kids the love of her life but also their best friend! Oh, she was also the Nation’s #1 fan of the Statler Brothers Quartet!

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Ethel Helmer, mother and father-in-law, Edna and Lee Carver; brothers, Valarian and Dayle Helmer; brother-in-laws, Jerry Carver, Donald Loberg and William Loberg; and great-granddaughter, Haven Starkey.

Sandy is survived by her loving husband of over 60 years, Eddie; children, Val Carver, Kari (Curt) Duske, Jodi Carver, Jamie (Heather) Carver; 16 grandchildren, Brittany Johnson, Jacob (Miranda) Duske, Andrew Quaas, Paul (Andrea) Greenwood, Aaron (Jami) Duske,  Sarah (Alex) Guggenberger, Jaden Greenwood, Danielle Markgraf, Grace Greenwood, Lily Carver, Nicole (Kody) O’Neill, Abi (Edwin) Santiago, Marissa (Dakota) Brokke, Jac Carver, Scotlyn Carver and Ruby Greenwood; 12 great-grandchildren, Odin, Kylie, Isak, Joshua, Keaton, Brayden, Luciana, Hazel, Olivia, Laken, Arebella and River; sisters, Ila (Larry) Yochim, Connie (Bill) Kind, Beatta (Kay) Eichman; brothers-in-law, Lee (Jean) Carver, John (Patricia) Carver, Wilmer (Kathy) Loberg; sisters-in-law, Donna (Roger) Johnson, Carol Jackson, Opal Johnson and Shairleen (Dan) Golbek; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Love of our Lives is Gone, but she will be remembered forever! Rest in peace until we meet again Sandy!

A Memorial Service for Sandra “Sandy” Carver will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. at The Delano United Methodist Church (outside). A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 24 from 1:00 P.M. until time of services at the Church.

Our sincere thanks to the staff and management at The Glenn Memory care in Buffalo for their loving care for Sandy since January of 2015.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Sandy’s Supporters).

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


Jayne Hofstad, 80

Jayne Francis (Chester) Hofstad, age 80, of Buffalo, was born on April 14, 1940 in Madison, MN. Her parents were the late Edward and Susan (Bendel) Chester. She grew up and attended school in Madison until the age of 14 when she left home and moved to Minneapolis.

On April 25, 1960, Jayne was united in marriage to Jimmy Lester Steinhaus. They resided in Minneapolis until 1969 when they bought a farm in Delano, MN. This farm is where Jayne discovered her love for chickens. They had three children, Mona, Troy and Tina. Jayne had been a waitress most of her life. She was well known for her gift of gab and her love of dancing and singing. She also enjoyed baking. Especially during the holiday season when she would deliver tins filled with goodies all over town. In 1980, Jayne went back to school and got her GED. This was a very proud moment for her. She then continued her education and got her real estate license. Jayne later married Raymond Hofstad, of Maple Lake, on May 7, 1994. Together, they lived on a farm in Buffalo, MN. This is where Jayne became known as “The Egg Lady,” and they also raised a few beef cattle.

On January 22, 2021 Jayne passed away at Centennial Villa Memory Care, Annandale, MN. The staff at the Cardinal Cottage (especially Julie and Nicole) took exceptionally well care of her. Also, special thanks to Allina Hospice for their loving care and support.   

Jayne is survived by her children, Mona (Dan Roller) Steinhaus, of Annandale, Troy, of North Branch, Tina (Mark) Johnson, of Perham, Steve Hofstad, of Minneapolis and Ruthie (Chad) Stoppelmen, of Buffalo; along with 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Lorraine, Dennis, Wayne, Larry and Ronnie; many other relatives and friends.

Preceding Jayne in death are her parents; husband, Ray Hofstad; siblings, Howard, Vernon and Bud.

Celebration of Life for Jayne will be held Friday, April 23, 2021, visitation starting at 4:00 p.m. and a service at 7:00 p.m., all at The Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Ave., Buffalo, MN.

The family will be holding a private interment at a later date.

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


Terrae Hudek, 66

Terrae Jeanine Hudek, age 66, of St. Michael, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021. She was born November 2, 1954 in Gaylord, MN, the daughter of Lyle and Phyllis Pollock.

Terrae loved everything about nature, from its beauty of colors in the fall, to the smallest of details like an acorn or pine cone. The biggest joy in her life was her grandkids! Her world revolved around her children and grandchildren, who she loved so much.

She is preceded in death by her father, Lyle Pollock; and brother, David Pollock.

Terrae is survived by her mother, Phyllis Pollock; children, Terrae (Jack) Weatherman, Courtney (Matt) Fuchs, Jon Hudek (Suzy Heger); grandchildren, Elodie, Kip, Keegan, Jaslynn, Madalynn, Oakley; step-grandchildren, Arianna, Thomas, Kenzie, Harper; siblings, Dan (Renae) Pollock, Greg (Karen) Pollock, Doug (Cindy) Pollock, Beverly (Brian) Schwandt; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM, with visitation beginning at 12:00 PM, at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. A private family burial will be held at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

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


Robert Kramber, 80

Robert Thomas “Bob” Kramber, age 80, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2021.

Bob was preceded in death by parents, Thorvald and Helen; brother, Russ; sister, Dolores Chouinard; and good friend, Chuck Stumph.

He is survived by loving friend, Julie Ray; sons, Jeff (Angie), of TX, Troy, of NV, and Kevin, of AZ; brother, Gerald, of FL; sister, Jan (Steve) Clouse, of MN; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; one grandson and three granddaughters; special friends, George & Mary Proctor, Gabby, and little buddy, Ashton.

Bob was born on April 24, 1940 in Buffalo, MN. He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1958 and was a state basketball star. Longtime resident of Tucson, AZ and retired in Mora, MN. He was a man of many talents: night club owner, real estate broker, cook, woodworker, photographer, and avid hunter and fisherman.

Memorials preferred to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM Thursday, April 22, 2021, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 9100 93rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN, with visitation one hour prior to mass at church. Interment St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Osseo, MN.

A link to stream the service with Zoom is on Bob’s obituary page at


Celebrations of Life


Julie Davis  

Julie “Vollbrecht” Davis of Hanover, MN, Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 1-4 p.m., Hanover Settler’s Park, 11230 5th St. NE, Hanover, MN 55341.








Terry Isaacson

  Celebration of Life for Terry Isaacson will take place on May 1, 2021 from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at The V (66 Maple Ave. N) in Maple Lake with a service at 1:30 p.m.









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