Haen, Richard J. age 85 formerly of Robbinsdale, passed away April 7, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents Jerome and Myrtle; brothers James and John and sister Dorothy Conlin. Richard is survived by brother Michael and sister Suzanne Kemmer; also several nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Michael Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the mass all at St. Michael Catholic Church, 11300 Frankfort Pkwy NE, St. Michael. Interment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Serving the family... The Peterson Chapel St Michael/Albertville 763-497-5362 thepetersonchapel.com
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Kathryn "Kathy" Marie Ehlers
Kathryn “Kathy” Marie (Brelje) Ehlers was born on December 11, 1947, in Glencoe, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Raymond and Leone (Quast) Brelje. Kathy was baptized as an infant on December 28, 1947, by Rev. A. R. Streufert and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 26, 1961, by Rev. A. H. Fellwock both at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. She received her education in Glencoe, Minnesota, graduating with the Glencoe High School Class of 1965. Kathy furthered her education by graduating in 1969 from Concordia College in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a teaching degree.
On June 28, 1969, Kathy was united in marriage to Jerome Ehlers by Rev. M. S. Pohl at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. Kathy and Jerome made their home in Watertown and Green Isle, Minnesota, until 1971 when they moved to the farm in rural Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Julie, Jason and Jeremy. Kathy and Jerome shared over 47 years of marriage.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Kathy was a teacher for one year in both Watertown and Green Isle and then from 1981-2014 was the English teacher at First Evangelical Lutheran School. Kathy was a lifelong and active member at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, where she served as President of the Altar Guild, was active as a choir director, was a bell ringer in the Gospel Ringers and a youth group advisor. For many years she was the Assessor for Sibley County and also was a girls’ softball coach for First Evangelical Lutheran School and the 4H team.
Kathy and Jerome loved sharing life together. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, reading, counted cross stitch, playing cards, solitaire, fishing and camping with the family especially in South Dakota and California. She also loved the Minnesota Twins and music including Elvis and Neil Diamond as her favorites. Kathy treasured the time spent with family and friends and would share herself by bringing food to others.
Kathy passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, at the age of 68 years, 10 months and 9 days. Blessed be her memory.
Kathy is survived by her:
Kathy is preceded in death by her Parents, Raymond and Leone Brelje; Father-In-Law & Mother-In-Law, Elford and Mabel Ehlers; Brothers-In-Laws & Sisters-In-Law, Jeff Wall, Frank Papke, Aurelia Larson and her husband, Stanley, Jan Bruesehoff.
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Reuben O. Willmsen
Reuben Willmsen, age 85, of Arlington, passed away at his home on Monday morning, June 20, 2016.
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Gilbert "Gil" Brockhoff
Gilbert Brockhoff, age 89 of Arlington, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Arlington Good Samaritan. Funeral service will be at 11a.m. on Wednesday, June 15 at Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington. Rev. Kurt Lehmkuhl will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8p.m. on Tuesday at Peace Lutheran and continue one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday morning. Interment with military honors will be in Arlington Public Cemetery.
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Cheryl St. John
Cheryl St. John, age 59 of Arlington, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Arlington Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, Monday, May 23rd at Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 pm Sunday, May 22nd at Peace Lutheran Church and one hour prior to service time Monday at the church. Interment will be in the Arlington Public Cemetery.
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Mabel Louise Ehrenberg
Mabel Ehrenberg, age 104, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe.
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 2:00 P.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2016, two hours prior to the service at the church, beginning at 12:00 Noon.
Mabel Louise Ehrenberg was born on March 27, 1912, in Hamburg, Minnesota. She was the daughter of John and Maria (Klanche) Dreier. Mabel was baptized as an infant on April 7, 1912, by Rev. H. J. Bouman at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota, and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 21, 1925, by Rev. Dysterheft at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, Minnesota. She received her education at the Helen Township Parochial School.
On December 20, 1931, Mabel was united in marriage to Ervin Ehrenberg by Rev. Dysterheft at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, Minnesota. Mabel and Ervin made their home on the Ehrenberg family farm near Schilling Lake until the late 1960s, when they moved to Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Duane and Diane. Mabel and Ervin shared over 51 years of marriage until Ervin passed away on June 1, 1983.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Mabel helped on the farm. After moving to Glencoe, Mabel also worked at Tonka Toys, Bongards Creamery and did housecleaning. Mabel was an active member at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Mabel enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards and her trips to the cabin. Mabel treasured the time spent with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.
Mabel passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 104 years and 25 days. Blessed be her memory.
Mabel is survived by her:
Children, Duane Ehrenberg and his wife, Romane, of Norwood Young America, MN,
Mabel is preceded in death by her Parents, John and Maria Dreier; Husband, Ervin Ehrenberg; Grandson, Shawn Loehrs; Brothers, John Dreier and Alvin Dreier.
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Elroy D. Lenzen
Elroy D. Lenzen age 82 of Chaska passed away on Thursday April 14, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waconia.
Funeral Service Monday April 18, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Waconia Moravian Church (209 East 2nd Street), Waconia with Rev. Penny Entringer officiating; visitation 1 hour prior to the service at the church; interment Zoar United Church of Christ Cemetery Chaska, MN.
Elroy was born on November 23, 1933 in Dahlgren Twp. the son of Diedrich and Mathilda (Plackner) Lenzen. He was baptized and confirmed at Zoar United Church of Christ in Chaska.
Elroy was preceded in death by his parents Diedrich and Mathilda Lenzen; sisters Elvira Zanger, Laverne Lenzen, Dorothy Mae Salden; brother Wilbert Lenzen.
Elroy is survived by his loving family: wife Marlyce; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Richard Zanger, Rosemary Radoush, Roger Radoush, Wallace Radoush, Joseph Radoush, Donald Radoush; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Casket Bearers David Elling, Joe Kelzer, Jason Kelzer, Anthony Elling, Andy Meeks, Scott Anderson.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. www.johnsonfh.com
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Marion Alma Templin
Marion Alma Templin, age 87, of Waconia, and formerly of New Germany, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society in Waconia.
Marion Alma (Gruenhagen) Templin was born May 12, 1928, in Green Isle, the daughter of Henry Jr. and Alma (Belter) Gruenhagen.
Marion was baptized as an infant May 20, 1928, and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth March 29, 1942, both by Rev. Heinrich Bouman at Emanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hamburg. She completed her education through the ninth grade.
Marion was united in marriage to Herman Templin March 30, 1946, by Rev. Wohlfeil at Emanuel Lutheran Church in rural Hamburg.
Marion and Herman made their home in Plato, and then in 1949, moved to a farm west of New Germany.
In 1979, they moved south of New Germany, where Herman ran his saw mill.
In 2009, Marion became a resident of Good Samaritan Care Center in Waconia.
Their marriage was blessed with six children, Mavis, Bernice, Ronald, Rose Ann, Charles, and Roger.
Marion and Herman shared more than 58 years of marriage until Herman passed away Aug. 5, 2004.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother, and homemaker, Marion was the janitor at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in New Germany. She was an active member at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, where she served on the Ladies Aid.
She enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning, painting, reading, and word search puzzles. She loved traveling to Germany and attending German celebrations.
Marion cherished the time spent with her friends and family, especially her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchild.
Marion is survived by her children, Mavis Hecksel and her husband, Virgil, of Watertown; Bernice Miller and her husband, Dan, of Sioux Falls, SD; Ronald Templin and his wife, Susanne, of Plato; Charles Templin and his special friend, Dee Brown, of Montrose; Roger Templin and his wife, Ruth, of New Germany; grandchildren, Dianna Hecksel and her fiancee, Mark Angier; Danita Strand and her husband, Scott; Donna Storms and her husband, Russ; David Hecksel and his special friend, Lynn Baldy; Daniel Hecksel and his wife, Beth; Tim Miller and his wife, Jacqueline; Todd Miller; Troy Miller and his wife, Jenn; Tarah Iversen and her husband, Jacob; Shari Templin; Adam Templin; Mark Halverson; Christopher Dyke; Charly Templin Jr. and his wife, Laura; Andrew Templin and his wife, Jennifer; Elizabeth Templin; Rebecca Wood and her husband, Zech; Jacqueline Henrichs; great-grandchildren, Mistique and her fiancee, Adam; Amanda and her special friend, Marcus; Shandy; Evan; Cody and his wife, Katelyn; Zack; Megan; Matthew; Faith; Noah; Kiersten; Audra; Annika; Ewan; Elizabeth; Jackson; Mayah; Hayden; Kayla; Brandon; Carter; Amanda; Rebecca; Kai; McKenna; great-great-grandchild, Kyler; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Marion was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Jr. and Alma Gruenhagen; husband, Herman Templin; daughter, Rose Ann Templin; siblings, Leona Wroge and her husband, Harold; Ottilie Hoernemann and her husband, William,; Martin Gruenhagen and his wife, Irene; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Otto and Anna Templin; step-mother-in-law, Alvina Templin; sister-in-law, Esther Schrupp and her husband, Harold.
Funeral services took place Monday, April 11 at 11 a.m., at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in New Germany, with interment following at the church cemetery. The family invited everyone.
Clergy officiating: Pastor LeRoy LaPlant; organist: Margel Kirchhoff; soloist: Franklin Schoenke ~ "Muede Bin Ich, Geh Zur Ruh;" congregational hymns: "I Know That My Redeemer Lives," "Jesus Lead Thou On," "Jesus Savior Pilot Me."
Honorary casket bearers were Marion's eight granddaughters, and casket bearers were Marion's 10 grandsons.
Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Norwood Young America
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Arthur "Art" E. Lenzen
Arthur E. “Art” Lenzen age 95 of Waconia passed away Thursday September 24, 2015 at the Lighthouse in Waconia.
Funeral Service Monday September 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church (601 East 2nd Street) in Waconia with Rev. Robert Alsleben officiating; visitation Sunday September 27, 2015 from 4-7 pm at the Johnson Funeral Home (141 First St. East), Waconia and 1 hour prior to the service at the church; interment in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Waconia.
Art was born on March 25, 1920 in Carver, MN; the son of Henry and Margaret (Preiss) Lenzen. On November 1, 1941 Art was united in marriage to Alice M. Haase in Crystal, MN.
Art was a hardworking and clever man with many God-given abilities. He was always willing to share what he knew and what he had with others, remembering to begin at home. He was a loving and faithful husband to Alice for over 72 years. Often stating ‘it would have been longer if he had met her sooner.’ She was the ‘light of his life’ to the very end; and recently we would catch his eyes fixed on her picture as if to say, “stay right there because I am coming!” Together they raised five children and influenced the lives of fifteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. They were a great example and set high standards and a good work ethic for them all.
The partnership he created with Alice throughout the years never went unnoticed. They worked hand in hand, side by side making every day count. He could fix anything, sometimes fixing it so well; he never had to ‘fix’ it again. He was proud of his resourcefulness and ultimately could make almost anything work…..at least for a while. ? It was obvious to those who knew him that he was a man of principle and could be depended upon to do a job, and to do it well.
Sunday afternoons you might find him doing a waltz or a polka in the kitchen with Alice or working on the never-ending book work his business required. He loved to dance and even in the past few weeks, trying on his new re-soled shoes said, “Now I gotta dance” as he began tapping his toes and doing his familiar, “Yoo-hoo!”
Art never thought of himself as old; as the neighbors could all confirm. At the age of 90 he was up on his roof helping his grandsons re-roof the house. He was making sure that it was getting done ‘just right!’
He supported Alice for many years as she volunteered in the community of Waconia; especially at the hospital and The Once Again Shoppe:. He was always looking forward to coffee time and lunch break. He had his favorites; to him ‘apple pie without cheese was like a hug without a squeeze!’ He loved any kind of nuts, often saying, “I never met a nut I didn’t like!” He was easy to please which made pleasing him fun.
We are happy for him but sad for our loss. Yet rejoice in the fact that he is reunited with the “love of his life.” His work on earth is done and he has received the blessing of God’s love as God has said to him, “This is the day that I have made, rejoice and be glad in it!”
He will be missed, but his prayers were answered; a quick good-bye, and no suffering. He will remain in the hearts of us all forever.
Art was preceded in death by his wife Alice; father and mother Henry and Margaret Lenzen; granddaughter Angela Tesch; son-in-law Gary Wurdell; sisters Margaret Scott and Audrey Scheuble.
Art is survived by his loving family: children and their spouses Sue and Curtis Hart of New Germany, Shirley Wurdell of Hutchinson, Lonnie and Lanny Lenzen of Red Oak, TX, Sandy Lenzen of Colorado Springs, CO, Lori and Guyle Corley of Canyon, TX; grandchildren Jeff (Terri) Hart, Joel (Lona) Hart, Julie (Aloun) Phoulavan, Jessica (Steve) Nelson, Joy (Brian) Neff, Greg (Jill) Wurdell, Grant (Jenn) Wurdell, Gus (Beth) Wurdell, Jon (Sylvie) Lenzen, Niki (Chad) George, Danielle (Merideth) Cullen, Andrew Tesch, Aidan Corley, McKenna Corley; 25 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers Dorothy Scherer of North Carolina, Henry Lenzen of Watertown, Elaine Grapentine of Carver, Dick (Jeanette) Lenzen of Carver; sister-in-law Bernice Haase of Bloomington; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Casket Bearers (Grandsons) Jeff Hart, Joel Hart, Greg Wurdell, Grant Wurdell, Gus Wurdell, Jon Lenzen, Andrew Tesch, Aidan Corley.