Our Obituaries

Eldon "Eldy" Carlson

January 20, 1926 - September 8, 2013

Eldon "Eldy" Carlson, age 87, of Willmar, died Sunday morning, Sept. 8, at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar. A celebration of Eldon's life memorial service will be held at 1:30 PM, Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Willmar with Military Honors provided by Austin F. Hanscom American Legion Post 167. ...
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Lowell Gauer

May 17, 1929 - September 5, 2013

Lowell J. Gauer, age 84, of New Richmond, WI. and formerly of Willmar, died Thursday morning, Sept 5, at the St. Croix Health Care Center in New Richmond, WI. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the First Baptist Church in Willmar. Private interment will be at Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. ...
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Katherine Ruchti

December 23, 1919 - September 2, 2013

Katherine Ruchti, age 93, of Willmar passed away on Monday, September 2, at Koronis Manor in Paynesville. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, September 6, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, September 5, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the...
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Hazel M. Kusler

February 5, 1931 - August 30, 2013

Hazel M. Kusler, age 82, of Atwater, died Friday morning, August 30, at the Jenkins Living Center in Watertown, South Dakota. A memorial service will be held at 1 P.M., Saturday, September 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Atwater. The interment will be in the Union Cemetery in Atwater. Visitation will be from 11:30 A.M Saturday until time of service at the church. Arrangements are with...
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Carlton A. Johnson

February 12, 1920 - August 28, 2013

Carlton A. Johnson, age 93, of Willmar, died Wednesday morning, August 28, at the Veterans Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 31, at the Willmar Assembly of God Church. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. Military Honors will be provided by the Austin F. Hanscom American Legion Post #167 of Willmar. Visitation will...
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Kathryn M. Swenson

June 16, 1927 - August 26, 2013

Kathryn M. Swenson, age 86, of Willmar died Monday morning, August 26, at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29, at Tripolis Evangelical Lutheran Church near Kandiyohi. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the...
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H. Eleanor Johnson

April 14, 1917 - August 20, 2013

H. Eleanor Johnson, 96, of Willmar, died Tuesday, August 20, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 23, at the United Methodist Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. ...
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Ronald Joseph Wolney

April 24, 1946 - August 17, 2013

Ronald J. Wolney, age 67, of rural Spicer, Minnesota and Trinity, Florida, and formerly of Roseville, Minnesota, died at his home on Nest Lake near Spicer. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, August 30, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Military Honors will be provided by Henderson-Lewis American...
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Rita Hamstad

December 28, 1961 - August 15, 2013

Rita Lois Hamstad, 51, of St. Cloud, formerly of Willmar, died Thursday, August 15, in St. Cloud. The family will hold memorial services at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 31, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Murdock. Rita was born December 28, 1961, at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee, Minnesota, the daughter of Clarence and Eleanor ...
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Donald W. Slinden, Sr.

April 7, 1921 - August 11, 2013

Donald W. Slinden Sr., age 92, of Atwater, died Sunday morning, Aug. 11, at the Emmanuel Care Home in Litchfield. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Atwater. Interment will be in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Atwater American Legion Post. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at...
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Paris Johnson

October 27, 1956 - August 11, 2013

Paris N. Johnson, age 56, of Willmar, Minnesota died Sunday morning, Aug. 11, at Rice Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held in at the Friendship Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 17, at Noon. Interment will be at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. Arrangements are with the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Paris...
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James Patrick Hyland, Jr.

September 8, 1921 - August 4, 2013

James P. Hyland, Jr. , age 91, of Griswold, Iowa, formerly of Willmar, Minnesota, died on Sunday August 4, 2013 at the Griswold Care Center in Griswold, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be held August 13th at 11 a.m. at the Creighton University Retreat Center, Griswold, IA. On August 12th a rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM followed by a visitation from 7 to 8 PM, at the Duhn Funeral...
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Lucy L. Melbie-Edwards

August 2, 1969 - August 2, 2013

Lucy L. Melbie-Edwards, age 44, of Spicer, died Friday morning, Aug. 2, at the Paynesville Area Hospital following an extended illness. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, at the Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in New London. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral...
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Lois Irene "Lolie" (Thode) Hedlund

September 19, 1921 - July 30, 2013

Lois "Lolie" I. Hedlund, age 91, of Willmar and formerly of Atwater, died Tuesday, July 30, at Bethesda Heritage Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Atwater. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Arrangements are with the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home...
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Lila Warwick

May 26, 1934 - July 29, 2013

Lila Warwick, 79, of Willmar, died Monday, July 29, at her home in Willmar. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, August 3, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Village Cemetery in Welcome at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Redeemer Lutheran Church. Arrangements are with...
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Daniel S. Ridler, Sr.

December 18, 1933 - July 29, 2013

Daniel S. Ridler, Sr., age 79, of Willmar, died Monday afternoon, July 29, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar following an extended illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM Friday, August 2, at the Church of St. Mary. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Thursday at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and 1 hour prior to the service...
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Billie Lynn Nichols

June 15, 1933 - July 28, 2013

Billie Lynn Nichols, age 80, of Spicer, died Sunday evening, July 28, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, August 2, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, August 1, at the Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer (www.petersonbrothers.com) and 1/2 hour prior to the services at the church. Billie Lynn Nichols was...
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Harriette C. Peterson

May 11, 1921 - July 27, 2013

Harriette C. Peterson, age 92, of Spicer, died Saturday evening, July 27, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M., Thursday, August 1, at First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake in rural New London. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 PM, Wednesday at the Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer and at the church...
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Patricia A. Magnuson

March 9, 1932 - July 27, 2013

Patricia A. Magnuson, age 81, of Willmar, died Saturday morning, July 27, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 A.M., Tuesday, July 30, at Church of St. Mary in Willmar. The interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be sent to St. Mary's Foundation in Willmar, St. Joseph...
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Arnold A. Tipka

May 21, 1930 - July 24, 2013

Arnold A. Tipka, age 83, of Litchfield, died Wednesday afternoon, July 24, at the Emmanuel Home in Litchfield. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Monday, July 29, at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Interment will be in Ripley Cemetery with military honors provided by the Litchfield American Legion Post. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church on Monday. ...
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Eugene Reigstad

January 18, 1934 - July 9, 2013

Eugene A. Reigstad, age 79, of Willmar, sadly left us Tuesday morning, July 9, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar after a long stay at Rice Care Center. The family will hold a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. There is no reviewal or visitation. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are...
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Tammy Meyer Larson

October 25, 1961 - July 9, 2013

Tammy Renee (Meyer) Larson, 51, of Willmar, died Tuesday, July 9, at her home in Willmar. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. A private service will be held at a later date. Tammy was born October 25, 1961, in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of John and Lois (Iverson) Meyer. She grew up and received her education in Willmar. In...
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Elouise O. Clementson

March 12, 1917 - July 5, 2013

Elouise Olga Clementson, age 96, of Willmar, formerly of Eagle Bend, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, July 5, 2013, at the Scandia Assisted Living Center in Willmar. A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Burial will be a private ceremony at a...
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Laverne Elaine Capps

November 20, 1936 - July 3, 2013

Laverne Elaine "Jane" Capps, 76, Belgrade, died Wednesday in the Belgrade Nursing Home. Graveside Services: 2 p.m. Friday at the Spicer City Cemetery.
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Marvin J. Mahn

July 29, 1918 - July 2, 2013

Marvin J. Mahn, age 94, of Atwater, died Tuesday afternoon, July 2, at the Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. Services will be held at 11A.M., Saturday, July 6, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church, north of Atwater. The interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 9:30 A.M. until time of service at the church. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Atwater...
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Ted Paffrath

January 8, 1960 - June 30, 2013

Ted R. Paffrath, age 53, of Owatonna, died Sunday, June 30, near New London from injuries received in a tree-cutting accident. Ted will be laid to rest next to his father in the family apple orchard near New London, MN on Wednesday, July 3, a place where he found personal joy, peace and faith. A private celebration of Ted's life will take place at that time. In honor of Ted's life, memorial...
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Philip Charles Miller

March 12, 1926 - June 26, 2013

Philip Charles Miller, age 87, of Atwater, died Wednesday morning, June 26, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Atwater. Interment will be at Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at the Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home and will continue for one hour prior to the...
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John James Quinn II

October 24, 1971 - June 25, 2013

John James Quinn II, 41, of Spicer, died Tuesday, June 25, at his residence. Memorial Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer. There will be no visitation or reviewal. Arrangements are with the Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer. www.petersonbrothers.com John James Quinn II was born on October 24...
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James Allen Dean

September 4, 1948 - June 24, 2013

James Allen Dean, age 64 of Willmar, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013 in the St. Cloud Hospital. A memorial service will be held Monday, July 1, 2013 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar at 11 am, with a graveside service at the Spicer City Cemetery to follow after lunch. A visitation will take place at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar on Sunday, June 30 from 5pm -7pm...
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Jeanette Holmquist

June 25, 1922 - June 21, 2013

Jeanette Holmquist, 90, of Willmar, died Friday, June 21, at Bethesda Heritage Center Nursing Home in Willmar. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. A committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Bethel Lutheran Church. It is...
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Gus Hoffer

March 22, 1920 - June 21, 2013

August "Gus" Hoffer, 93, of Kandiyohi, died Friday, June 21, at Sterling House in Willmar. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Kandiyohi. Interment will be in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion and the Patriot Guard. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in...
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Antonio R. Rillo

January 27, 1929 - June 20, 2013

Dr. Antonio "Tony" R. Rillo, age 84, of Willmar, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Thursday morning, June 20, at the Granite Falls Municipal Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 24, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Interment will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at Peterson...
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Virginia Erickson

November 23, 1918 - June 19, 2013

Virginia D. Erickson, 94, of Blomkest, died Wednesday morning, June 19, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Blomkest Baptist Church. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are...
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John Thorstad

June 9, 1949 - June 17, 2013

John M. Thorstad, 64, of Willmar, died Monday, June 17, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 24, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar with military honors provided by Austin F. Hanscom American Legion Post 167. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. John Martin...
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Robert "Bob" L. Loeffler

March 14, 1925 - June 3, 2013

Robert "Bob" L. Loeffler age 88, of Pennock, died Monday afternoon, June 3, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. A graveside service will be 10 A.M., Saturday, June 8, at Sakatah Cemetery in Waterville, Minnesota. Military Honors will be provided by the C. Adams - R. Stierlen American Legion Post 311 of Elysian, Minnesota. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M., Friday, June 7, at Peteson Brothers...
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Newell Nielsen

May 28, 2013

Newell Kern Nielsen, age 91, of Willmar, died at his residence on Tuesday afternoon, May 28. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the Eagle Lake Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery with military honors provided by Willmar American Legion Post. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at Peterson Brothers...
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Celeste Thell

February 26, 1932 - May 27, 2013

Celeste S. Thell, age 81, of Willmar, died Monday, May 27, at Rice Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar with a 4:45 p.m. rosary service and a 7 p.m. parish prayer service. Visitation will...
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Lloyd Beckmann

August 20, 1938 - May 25, 2013

Lloyd J. Beckmann, age 74, of rural Clara City, died Saturday evening, May 25, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and also one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. www.petersonbrothers.com Lloyd Junior...
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Doris Messenbrink

September 9, 1923 - May 23, 2013

Doris M. Messenbrink, age 89, of Lake Lillian, died Thursday morning, May 23, at the Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. Private funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Doris Mable Messenbrink was born on September 9, 1923, near Spirit Lake, Iowa, the daughter of Ernest and Mable (Butler) Whiteford. She grew up and...
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J. Dennis Bennett

January 17, 1940 - May 22, 2013

J. Dennis Bennett, 73, of Willmar, passed away Wednesday, May 22, at his home after a long life of heart problems. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Dennis was born January 17, 1940, in Bristol, England and was brought to the United States as a young child after the death of his...
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James Kjolsing

July 10, 1949 - May 21, 2013

James M. Kjolsing, 63, of Atwater, died Tuesday, May 21. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.
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Duane Westermann

September 17, 1932 - May 19, 2013

Duane "Wes" C. Westermann, age 80, of Willmar, died Sunday morning, May 19, at Rice Care Center in Willmar. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service at the church. Duane "Wes" Charles Westermann...
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Clarice A. Lindgren

March 11, 1931 - May 18, 2013

Clarice A. Lindgren, age 82, of Willmar, died Saturday morning, May 18, at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. A memorial service will be 11 A.M. Thursday, May 23, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. The interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M., Wednesday, May 22, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the services at the...
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Jeanne A. Hanson

February 19, 1933 - May 16, 2013

Jeanne A. Hanson, age 80, of Willmar, died Thursday evening, May 16, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, May 25, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 P.M. and Saturday one hour prior to the service on Saturday. The interment will be private at the Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery in Willmar. (www...
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Harriet Haugen

June 1, 1931 - May 13, 2013

Harriet Haugen, 81, of Willmar, died Monday, May 13, at Bethesda Heritage Center Nursing Home in Willmar. Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Union Lutheran Church near Hannaford, ND. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service...
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Nick Johnson

September 3, 1970 - May 12, 2013

Dominicht "Nick" B. Johnson, age 42, of Willmar, died Sunday, May 12, in Willmar. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the First Covenant Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Salem Covenant Cemetery near Pennock. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the...
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Wendell Smith

January 25, 1924 - May 12, 2013

Wendell Smith, 89, of Grove City, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 12, at GlenOaks Care Center in New London. During the last weeks of his life, family visited from all across the nation, for what he called his "Bon Voyage" party. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at First Baptist Church in Grove City. A private interment will be held in the church cemetery. Military Honors...
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June Benson

June 16, 1925 - May 10, 2013

June Benson, 87, of Minneapolis, formerly of Willmar, died Friday, May 10, at the Jones-Harrison Residence in Minneapolis. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be private. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service and time of sharing at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour...
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Dale Stuhr

July 10, 1926 - May 8, 2013

Dale L. Stuhr, age 86, of Hutchinson, formerly of Willmar, died Wednesday, May 8, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Military Honors will be provided by Austin F. Hanscom American Legion Post 167 of Willmar. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 10, and one hour prior to the service at...
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Joni Lee Johnston

March 7, 1959 - May 5, 2013

Joni Lee Johnston, age 54, of Alexandria and Eden Prairie, formerly of Willmar, died Sunday, May 5, at her home in Eden Prairie. A time of gathering and sharing will be held from 5-7 PM Friday, May 10, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Memorials are preferred, donor's choice. (www.petersonbrothers.com) Joni Lee Johnston was born on March 7, 1959 in Willmar, Minnesota, the...
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Oscar Junior Skindelien

February 19, 1930 - May 4, 2013

Oscar "Junior" Skindelien Jr., age 83, of Sunburg, died Saturday afternoon at the Rice Therapy Suites in Willmar. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at East Norway Lake Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Military Honors will be provided by the New London American Legion Post. Memorials...
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Vera M Larsen

January 23, 1925 - May 3, 2013

Vera M. Larsen, age 88, of Willmar died Friday afternoon, May 3, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Services will 11 A.M. Thursday, May 9, at First Presbyterian Church in Willmar. The interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 PM Wednesday at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home and at the church 1 hour prior to the services. Vera Mae Larsen was born on January 23,...
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Allan Backlund

February 12, 1930 - April 29, 2013

Allan L. Backlund, 83, of Kandiyohi, died Monday, April 29, at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at Ebenezer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kandiyohi. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service at the church. ...
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Roger Harris Johnson

October 11, 1916 - April 28, 2013

Roger H. Johnson, 96, of Atwater, died Sunday, April 28, at SunnyView Assisted Living in Atwater. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at the Rosendale United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, at the Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the service at the church...
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Leone Olson

November 19, 1924 - April 27, 2013

Leone R. Olson, of Milaca, formerly of Willmar, died Saturday, April 27, at Elim Home in Milaca following an extended illness. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens in Montevideo. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the...
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Victor W. Koch

January 9, 1918 - April 23, 2013

Victor W. Koch, age 95, of Willmar, died Tuesday afternoon, April 23, at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. A memorial service will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, April 27, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. The interment will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Rice Hospice at Rice Memorial Hospital or the...
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Henry J. Ruter

May 1, 1920 - April 21, 2013

Henry Jalla Ruter, age 92, of Willmar, died Sunday evening, April 21, at the Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar from cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Willmar Bible Church. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery with military honors provided by the Willmar American Legion Post. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on...
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Judy Martins

October 27, 1938 - April 15, 2013

Judy A. Martins, 74, of Willmar died Monday, April 15, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Church of St. Mary in Willmar with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and on Monday one hour prior to the service at...
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Gertrude Celina Heveron

June 12, 1919 - April 14, 2013

Gertrude C. Heveron, age 93, of Willmar, died Sunday afternoon, April 14, at the Prairie Senior Cottages in Willmar. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, with a Daughters of Isabella Rosary Service at 5 p.m. at Peterson Brothers...
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Shonta Rommel Peterson

August 12, 1979 - April 12, 2013

Shonta R. Peterson, age 33, of Atwater died Friday, April 12. Memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, April 17, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer. Interment will be in Oakside Cemetery in rural Spicer. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM, Tuesday at Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home in Atwater and one hour prior to the church Wednesday. (www.petersonbrothers.com) Shonta...
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Anna Mae Peterson

October 8, 1927 - April 8, 2013

Anna Mae Peterson, age 85, of Willmar and formerly of Benson, died Monday, April 8th, at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home...
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Glenn Grahn

August 22, 1925 - April 6, 2013

Glenn Grahn, 87, of Atwater, died Saturday at Cedar Crest Estates in Cosmos. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Atwater, with burial to follow at Atwater Union Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, April 10, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Atwater branch of the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home and one hour prior to...
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Joel D. Packer

February 26, 1960 - April 4, 2013

Joel D. Packer, age 53 of New London, died Thursday, April 4, at his home. Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Willmar. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the New London Water Days fund, since Joel truly enjoyed this event. ...
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Glen L. Johnson

July 1, 1926 - April 4, 2013

Glen L. Johnson, 86, of Willmar, died Thursday morning, April 4, at Bethesda PleasantView Nursing Home in Willmar. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at the First Presbyterian Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Military Honors will be provided by Austin F. Hanscom American Legion Post 167 of Willmar. ...
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Lillian Nelson

January 18, 1922 - April 3, 2013

Lillian C. Nelson, age 91, of Spicer, died Wednesday, April 3, at the Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with the Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer. www.petersonbrothers.com Lillian...
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Edward Pirrotta

December 18, 1943 - April 3, 2013

Edward "Ed" R. Pirrotta, age 69, of Spicer, died Wednesday morning, April 3, at Rochester Methodist Hospital following an extended illness. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer. Friends may visit from 9:30 AM until time of service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in the church cemetery...
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James Madison

June 7, 1926 - March 30, 2013

James H. Madison, 86, of Willmar, died Saturday afternoon, March 30, at Bethesda Heritage Center Nursing Home in Willmar. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Cloverleaf Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by Austin F. Hanscom American Legion Post 167 of Willmar. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2,...
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Harriet Johnson

May 23, 1911 - March 30, 2013

Harriet Maxine (Larson) Johnson passed away Saturday, March 30, at Bethesda Pleasant View at the age of 101. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, April 6, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Atwater with burial in Atwater Union Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home. She was born May 23...
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Norman Charles Bierwerth

November 21, 1951 - March 28, 2013

Norman Charles "Pete" Bierwerth, age 61 of Atwater, died unexpectedly on Thursday at his home. Memorial services will be at 2pm Wednesday, April 3rd at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Atwater. A private interment will be at a later date. Visitation will be 5–7 pm on Tuesday, April 2nd at Peterson Bros. Atwater Funeral Home. (petersonbrothers.com) Norman was born on Nov. 22nd, 1951 in St. Paul,...
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Bertha "Birdie" M. Johnson

June 29, 1913 - March 23, 2013

Bertha "Birdie" M. Johnson, age 99, of Willmar, formerly of the Raymond area, died Saturday morning, March 23, at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar just three months shy of her 100th birthday. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 PM, Saturday, May 4, at the Evangelical Free Church Chapel in Willmar. Memorials are preferred to the Evangelical Free Church. The interment was in...
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Martin H. Buer

October 25, 2011 - March 22, 2013

Martin H. Buer, age 101, of Atwater, died Friday morning, March 22, at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar. Services will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, March 26, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Atwater. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Monday at Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorials...
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Gerald Schroeder

February 23, 1934 - March 20, 2013

Gerald H. Schroeder, age 79, of Atwater, died Wednesday evening, March 20, at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at St. John Lutheran Church in Atwater. Interment will be at Oakside Cemetery near Atwater at a later date. Military Honors will be provided by Austin F. Hanscom American Legion Post 167 of Willmar. Visitation will be 5...
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Johanna B. Honey

April 10, 1917 - March 20, 2013

Johanna B. Honey, age 95, of Spicer, died Wednesday morning, March 20, at the Rice Care Center in Willmar. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29, at the Green Lake Free Lutheran Church in Spicer. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at the Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer and will continue for one hour prior to the service at...
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Johnny Sundin

October 13, 1939 - March 17, 2013

Johnny M. Sundin, age 73, of Willmar, died Sunday morning, March 17, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at Bethel Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church...
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Roger Paul Martin

October 17, 1940 - March 15, 2013

Roger P. Martin, age 72, of Willmar, died at his home on Friday afternoon, March 15, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Bethel Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue...
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Myrtle Johnson

September 28, 1922 - March 15, 2013

Myrtle A. Johnson, age 90, of Willmar, died Friday morning, March 15, at the Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at Svea Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Myrtle...
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Doris (Borka) Radabaugh

January 30, 1937 - March 13, 2013

Doris "Dorrie" Radabaugh, 76, of New London, died Wednesday, March 13, at her home in Glen Oaks Apartments in New London. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 A.M., Saturday, March 16, at the Church of Our Lady of the Lakes in rural Spicer. The interment will be in the Spicer City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM Friday at Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer...
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Leslie Fenton Bolt

June 1, 1954 - March 10, 2013

Leslie G. Fenton Bolt, age 58, of Kerkhoven, died Sunday afternoon, March 10, at the Rice Care Center in Willmar. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. www.petersonbrothers.com ...
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Lois M. Andreen

February 26, 1927 - March 3, 2013

Lois M. Andreen, age 86, of Willmar, died Sunday evening, March 3, at Rice Care Center in Willmar. Following Lois' wishes, a graveside service will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday, March 9, at Calvary Lutheran Cemetery in Willmar. There will be a time of fellowship and a light lunch served at the Fellowship Hall downstairs at First Presbyterian Church in Willmar following the graveside service....
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Grace L Lorinser

March 7, 1921 - March 3, 2013

Grace Lucille (Lawler) Lorinser, age 91 of Willmar, passed away peacefully in the arms of her daughter and granddaughter on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home. We are grateful that she is once again the amazing woman she once was. A celebration of her life and Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 AM on Monday, March 11, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Burial...
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Jerome Kenneth Weflen

August 4, 1931 - February 27, 2013

Jerome K. Weflen Aug. 4, 1931 - Feb. 27, 2013 Jerome K. Weflen, age 81, of Sunburg, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, at Rice Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4, at Hope Lutheran Church in Sunburg. Interment will be in the West Norway Lake Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at the Peterson...
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Neil D. Forsberg

August 24, 1926 - February 25, 2013

Neil Duane Forsberg, 86, of Atwater, died Monday morning, February 25, at Golden Living Center in Olivia. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, at St. John Lutheran Church in Atwater. Interment will be in the church cemetery, Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangments are with Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home. Neil Duane Forsberg...
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John D. Liedman

October 15, 1950 - February 23, 2013

John D. Liedman, age 62, of Willmar, died Saturday afternoon, Feb. 23, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4, at the Willmar Christian Reformed Church with military honors provided by the Willmar American Legion Post #167. A spring interment will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery near Hawick. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, March...
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George Hulstrand

August 3, 1918 - February 19, 2013

George E. Hulstrand, age 94, of Willmar, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, at Rice Therapy Suites in Willmar. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, February 23, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 22, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Gustavus...
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Eva Johnson

December 6, 1916 - February 17, 2013

Eva J. Johnson of Aurora, Colorado, formerly of Lake Lillian and Svea, Minnesota, died Sunday, February 17, at St. Andrews Village in Aurora. A private burial will be at Svea Lutheran Cemetery with a public memorial service following at the church at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 23. There will be no viewing. Eva Johanna Nelson was born December 6, 1916, to J. (John) Albert and Johanna ...
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Ione Grundseth

October 3, 1917 - February 14, 2013

Ione M. Grundseth, age 95, of Willmar and formerly of rural Brooten, died Thursday morning, Feb. 14, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation will be from 1-3 P.M. on Sunday at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Interment will be at a later date at Our Savior's...
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David K. McAfee

January 13, 1929 - February 13, 2013

Dr. David K. McAfee, age 84, of Spicer, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 13, at his home on Green Lake in Spicer following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Willmar. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #167 of Willmar. There is no visitation or reviewal. Arrangements are with Peterson...
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Helen Viola Johnson

September 9, 1917 - February 9, 2013

Helen V. Johnson, age 95, of Willmar, died Saturday, Feb. 9, at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in...
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Yvonne Lindgren

March 9, 1924 - February 4, 2013

Yvonne B. Lindgren, age 88, of Willmar, died Monday morning, Feb. 4, at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Monson Lake Lutheran Cemetery near Sunburg. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and will...
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Gordon Henry Minzel

May 17, 1919 - February 3, 2013

Gordon Minzel, 93, of Willmar, died Sunday, February 3, at Bethesda PleasantView Nursing Home in Willmar. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 8, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Interment will be at Hope Cemetery in Odessa. Military Honors will be provided by the Willmar American Legion Post. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Gordon...
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Laurie Swenson

August 26, 1951 - February 2, 2013

Laura "Laurie" Jean Swenson, 61, of Raymond, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, February 2, after a two and a half year battle with cancer. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, at First Presbyterian Church in Willmar. A private burial will be at Oakside Cemetery in rural Atwater. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. ...
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Allan Remmel

February 1, 1946 - February 1, 2013

Allan Henry Remmel, 67, of Grove City, MN passed away peacefully at the St. Cloud Hospital on February 1, 2013 from complications of COPD. He battled with his diagnosis for years with no complaints, and his family is so very proud of him. Memorial services will be 6 p.m. Friday, February 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the...
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Linnea Y. Johnson

July 29, 1921 - February 1, 2013

Linnea Y. Johnson, age 91, of Atwater, died Friday morning, February 1, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Memorial service will be held at 11 AM Thursday, February 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Atwater. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be in Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield. Arrangements are with the Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home....
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Florence L. Carlson

April 5, 1921 - January 30, 2013

Florence L. Carlson, age 91, of Willmar, died January 30, at Rice Memorial Hospital – Hospice Care in Willmar, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 4, at the Assembly of God Church in Willmar. Visitation will be from 12 noon to time of service at the church. The interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. Arrangements are with Peterson...
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Verlenne "Lennie" J. Huisinga

November 24, 1925 - January 30, 2013

Verlenne "Lennie" J. Huisinga, age 87, of Willmar, formerly of Prinsburg, died Wednesday, January 30, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 2, at the Assembly of God Church in Willmar. The interment will be in Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 1, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home...
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Diane Annette Robinson

January 15, 1939 - January 30, 2013

Diane A. Robinson, age 74, of New Market, Indiana, formerly of Willmar, died Wednesday morning, January 30, at Brownsburg Health Care Center in Brownsburg, Indiana, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be 10 AM Tuesday, February 5, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Interment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the...
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LaDonna Adkins

May 31, 1920 - January 24, 2013

LaDonna E. Adkins, age 92, of Willmar, MN died peacefully Thursday morning, January 24, at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Willmar, Friends may call Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, Willmar and at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at a...
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June M. Adams

June 13, 1918 - January 20, 2013

June M. Adams, age 94, of Willmar, died Sunday evening, January 20, at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, at the First Covenant Church in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Rice...
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Richard M. Dold

November 10, 1942 - January 20, 2013

Richard "Dick" M. Dold, age 70, of rural Spicer, died Sunday, January 20, at his home following an extended illness with A.L.S. Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 25, at First Baptist Church in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. www.petersonbrothers.com Richard "Dick"...
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Lorraine E. Lipsit

January 7, 1920 - January 17, 2013

Lorraine E. Lipsit, age 93, of Atwater, died Thursday morning, January 17, at Rice Care Center in Willmar. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 21, at the Church of St. Patrick in Kandiyohi. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Atwater. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home in Atwater....
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