Obituaries 4/8/21

Robert Beck, 85

Robert F. Beck, age 85, of Buffalo, died Monday, March 29, 2021.

Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was 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 was live-streamed on the funeral home website.

Robert Francis Beck was born April 26, 1935 in Maple Lake, Minnesota to Julius and Grace (McAlpine) Beck. He grew up in Corinna Township and was baptized and confirmed at St. Timothy Catholic Church. Bob graduated from Maple Lake High School. On December 21, 1963, Bob was united in marriage to Marilyn Joy Mosher at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. They made their home in Maple Lake where he farmed until 1970 and then moved to Buffalo.

Bob was a heavy equipment operator for the Local 49ers, retiring in 1997. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Bob loved being outdoors, spending his time hunting, fishing, being on the lake, and watching and playing sports. Baseball was always a favorite sport of Bob’s, from playing in his younger years to coaching and setting up Babe Ruth youth baseball. He could often be found cheering on the local softball and baseball teams. Bob was never one to turn down a game of cards with friends or family. He loved a hot meal, especially hot beef. Above all, Bob treasured the time he was able to spend with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marilyn of Buffalo; children, Steve (Dana) Beck, of Richmond, Julie Swanson, of St. Cloud, Bruce Beck, of Buffalo, Brenda (Rick) Block, of Little Falls and Kurtis Beck, of Delano; four grandchildren, Melissa (Blake) Hansen, Justin Beck (Kelsie Quast), Zach Block and Shana Block; sister, Margaret Ann Wurm, of Maple Lake; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Grace Beck; granddaughter, Amanda Swanson; sister, Mary Hammes; and brothers-in-law, Tom Hammes and Tom Wurm.

The casket bearers were Justin Beck, Zach Block, Blake Hansen, David Kautz, Craig Vassar and Bill Hammes. Krista Elsenpeter and Sarah Goelz provided the music for the service.

Arrangements were entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.

Obituary, Tribute Wall, Video Tribute & Funeral Webcast online at


Kathleen Goeb, 68

Kathleen Mary “Kitty” Goeb, age 68, of St. Michael, has passed away. She was born in Buffalo on April 20, 1952, the daughter of Herbert O. and Corinne A. (DeMars) Dehmer.

On June 23, 1973, “Kitty” Dehmer and James J. Goeb were joined in marriage at The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. God blessed their marriage with four children. She was a lifelong member of The St. Michael Catholic Church. She loved being outdoors and gardening. She was an awesome cook. Kitty had an infectious laugh and enjoyed dancing.

She is survived by her loving husband, James J. Goeb; children, Lance (Charity) Goeb, Stephanie Goeb, Kyle (Samantha) Goeb and Courtney Goeb; grandchildren, Chantel Zajac, Kyra Goeb, Gryphon Goeb and Grayson Goeb; siblings, Donald (Beverly) Dehmer, David (Karen) Dehmer, Roland (Liz) Dehmer, Ralph (Sally) Dehmer, Steven (Joyce) Dehmer, Paul (Karen) Dehmer, Janice (Steve) Anderson, Anita (Dennis) Lenneman, Lee (Carey) Dehmer, Allen (Melissa) Dehmer and Clarice (Steve) Kessler; many other relatives and friends. 

Preceded in death by her parents; a nephew, Chad Dehmer; and by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alcuin and Malita Goeb.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at the St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN. Visitation will be held Monday, April 12 from 4-8 P.M. at the Church. Further visitation at the church on Tuesday, April 13 one hour prior to Mass.

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


Frederick Jordan, 71

Frederick Mathias Jordan, 71, of Cologne, MN, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Frederick (Fritz) was born February 19, 1950 in Minneapolis, MN to Lawrence and Marguerite Jordan. He graduated high school from Buffalo, MN. On October 20, 1973, he married Peggy Arens. They were blessed with three children, Michael, Molly, and Megan.

Fritz was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He spent most of his life as a contractor and did everything he could to provide for his family. He loved the outdoors and loved every minute with his grandchildren. He loved to joke around and make people laugh. He was kind, generous, and selfless.

Fritz was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Jordan, daughter-in-law, Jessica Jordan; mother Marguerite Jordan; his father, Lawrence Jordan; his father-in-law, Floyd Arens.

Fritz is survived by his loving family: son, Michael Jordan, of Pensacola, FL; daughters and son-in-law, Molly and Cole Kubesh, of Glencoe, MN and Megan Jordan, of Cologne, MN; the grandchildren: Joe, Hannah, Katie, Ella, Felicity, and Sam Jordan; Madison, Rosie, and Autumn Kubesh; Bailey and Lucas Jordan; brothers and sisters, Larry and Renee Jordan, Mary and Barnie Marquette, Linda and Wayne Fleck, Tom Jordan, Jerry and Pam Jordan, Dick and Karen Jordan, Judy and Rance Baker, Peggy and Jeff Melin, Craig Jordan, Kenny and Melissa Jordan; mother-in-law, Trudy Sebring; aunts, nieces, nephews, and other relative and friends.

The wake will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Johnson Funeral Home (141 E. First St.) in Waconia, MN. The funeral service/burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 at MAU Memorial Cemetery in Norwood Young America, MN. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. in Pensacola, FL on April 17, 2021, which will be held live stream.

Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, 952-442-2121,


Rodger Stagman, 66

Rodger Keith Stagman born on July 29, 1954 in Sisseton, South Dakota, passed away on April 3, 2021.

His sons (Keith, Adam, Mark), daughter-in-laws (Kasie, Stacy), grandson (Mason) were at this bedside, along with his sister, Ruth Jensen (Minnesota), who spoke with him via telephone. Ruth is married to CB and they have a son, Taylor. His parents, Harold and Marlys (Martenson) preceded him in death.

Rodger was an exceptional brick mason for many years, followed by machines maintenance for semi-conductor facilities. Rodger designed and built our home in Cedar Creek, Texas, with his son’s assistance. He taught his sons home, auto maintenance and self-reliance.

Rodger and Constance Lee (Mason) were married on April 16, 1977 in South Carolina. He was a grandfather to seven grandsons, Chase Clinton Smith, Mason Harold, Lane Michael, Easten Rodger, Allan Gunner, Declan Aldric, Bryson Asher Stagman. Rodger will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

A private service will be held with the family.


Rosanne Tessmer, 70

Rosanne (“Rosie”) Marie Tessmer, of Corcoran, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 1, 2021 surrounded by her family.

Rosie was born on July 25, 1950 in Glenview, Illinois, to Chester and Martha Steil. She grew up with her younger brother Randy on a dairy farm outside Mayville, Wisconsin. Rosanne was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. In 1972, Rosie graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. She was called to teach Kindergarten-2nd Grades at Salem Lutheran School in Greenfield, Minnesota, and did so until January 1976.

Rosanne married Mark Gottlieb Tessmer on July 20, 1975 at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iron Ridge, Wisconsin. They worked together alongside Mark’s parents, operating their family dairy farm in Corcoran. God blessed their marriage with two daughters and three sons. Rosie played softball in her youth and passed on her love of baseball to her children. She also instilled in them a love of learning, but still permitted her children to miss school after the Minnesota Twins won the 1987 and 1991 World Series so they could attend the team’s championship parades in downtown St. Paul. Rosie was a beloved grandmother to fourteen grandchildren. She enjoyed reading with them, watching them play at the farm, bonfires in the yard, and sharing in their varied interests.

Rosie was committed to her faith, her family and community. She was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Rosie was active in Salem’s Ladies’ Aid, Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society and the North Hennepin Pioneer Society (Burschville Schoolhouse). She also worked as a teaching assistant in the preschool room at Step-By-Step Montessori School in Burschville.

Rosie will be missed by her loving husband, Mark, of forty-five years; her children, Emily (Greg) Kleist, Andrew Tessmer, Nathanael (Jennifer) Tessmer, Eric (Rebecca) Tessmer and Eliza (Clayton) Decker; fourteen grandchildren, Jacob, Charlie, Mark and Liam Kleist; Genevieve, Giuliana and Rudy Tessmer; Dane, Brynn, Cora and Laney Tessmer and Mata, Olivia and Emma Decker; her brother, Randy (Lu) Steil; and many other relatives and dear friends, all of whom look forward to the final Day of Resurrection when they will see her again in glory.

Rosanne was preceded in death by her parents and by her parents-in-law, Glenard and Dorothy Tessmer. The family extends their gratitude to so many for their friendship, love and prayers for Rosie in her final months.

Funeral services for Rosanne Tessmer will be held Monday, April 12, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Pastor Paul Schuler will officiate. Cindy Steinke will be the organist. Visitation will be held at Salem on Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., with an evening prayer service at 7:30, and also on Monday starting at 2:00 P.M. until time of funeral service. Interment will follow at Salem Lutheran Cemetery.

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


Sandra Vergin, 78

Sandra Ann “Sandie” Vergin, age 78, of Buffalo passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Mass of Christian Burial for Sandie Vergin will be held on Wednesday, April 14 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Interment Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford. Visitation will be held at the Church Wednesday, April 14 one hour prior to Mass.

A full obituary will appear in next week’s paper.

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



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