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Patrick Bauer, 72

Patrick George Bauer, 72, of St. Michael passed away on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 at the Wellstead of Rogers.

He was born Jan. 23, 1945 in New Ulm, Minn., the son of George Joseph and Louise Barbara (Domeier) Bauer.  Patrick attended New Ulm Cathedral and graduated from DeVry University in Chicago with an associate's degree in Electrical Engineering.

His inventions and attention to detail set his company, Bauer Electronics, and later, ClassTech (the retail division), on a path to continued growth.  One facet of the business included exact replicates of the wiring harnesses used in Ford cars Model A through mid-1950s models. Patrick sold the business, and it continues to thrive.  Jay Leno is even one of their many clients!

On June 27, 1987, Patrick Bauer and Kathleen Morin were united in marriage at the rose garden in Minneapolis.

Patrick was a member of the National Stereoscope Association. He enjoyed inventing things, photography, videography, playing the drums in his younger years, traveling, watching sunsets, building fires, camping, drinking Coke and eating bacon, and most importantly, being a Grandpa.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, George and Louise Bauer; infant twin brothers; siblings, Wally Bauer and Sr. Louise Bauer; and stepson, Michael Lange.

Patrick is survived by: his wife, Kathleen Bauer; children, Chad Bauer (Lisa Kippur), Brent (Stephanie) Lange, Bridget (Cory) Kirkpatrick, Melody Isaman, and Lara Lange; grandchildren, Rochelle, McKenzie, Garrett, Brent, Brady, Greta, Serena, James, Sidney, Olivia, Sam, and Chloe; grandcat, Baxter; siblings, Roger (Joyce) Bauer, Tom (Sandy) Bauer, Diane (Tom) Portner, Mary Ann (John) Mingo, and Jane Hoffman; and many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Memorial service Friday, Sept. 8, with visitation one hour prior, at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, Minneapolis. Burial with military rites Monday, Sept. 11 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Serving the family, the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.


Ingeborg Ibs, 91

Ingeborg Helga Gertrud "Inge" Ibs, 91, of rural Maple Lake died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at her home.

She was born on April 28, 1926 in Dresden, Germany, the daughter of Rudolf and Gertrud Krieger.

Inge gave selflessly and touched the hearts of those with whom she came in contact. She was a true matriarch who enjoyed cooking, gardening, hosting, swimming, dancing, and sharing a strong cup of coffee.

Inge owned and operated the Cedar Lake Beauty Salon for 20 years.

She was an active and faithful member of the Annandale Evangelical Free Church and was very involved with the church's Christian Women's Group and Bible Studies. She was very proud of her German heritage and traditions.

Survived by: her loving husband of 67 years, Fritz Ibs Sr. of Maple Lake; sons, Fritz Ibs Jr. and Tom (Sue) Ibs, all of Monticello; ten grandchildren, Kristina King, Kim Skanson, Brad Ibs, Steven Ibs, Brian Ibs, Scott Ibs, Rachel Schoepf, Hannah Ibs, Jacob Ibs, and Grace Ibs; nine great-grandchildren (and one on the way), Tanner, Ellie, Sawyer, Anya, Owen, Ryder, Marna, Luke, and Elin; other relatives; and many friends.

Preceded in death by her parents and by two brothers, both lost during World War II, Siegfried and Horst Krieger.

A Celebration of Life for Inge Ibs will be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m., at the Annandale Evangelical Free Church. Pastor Dennis Johnson will officiate.  Interment was held at the Lakeview Cemetery in rural Maple Lake.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.


Robert Lowery, 89

Robert D. "Bob" Lowery, 89, of Maple Plain, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on Sept. 9, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Marie. He is survived by: children, David (wife Kathy), Ingrid Baty, Kenneth (wife Christine), Erika (husband Tom) Solom, and Tom (wife Tammy); grandchildren, Kristin, Katelyn, Anna, John, Jeremy, Amy, Theresa, Kyle, Nick, and Ally; and great-grandchildren, Ashley, Luke, James, and Claire.

The funeral service is taking place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at Maple Plain Community Church.  Visitation Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 5-7 p.m. at Iten Funeral Home, Delano, Minn. and continues Thursday from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the church.  Interment to follow at Lewis Cemetery, Maple Plain. Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Bob was born in 1928, the second of seven children to H. Chester and Nellie Lowery. He was raised in Mapleton, Ohio and graduated from East Canton High School. He loved baseball and even tried out for the St. Louis Cardinals.

He enlisted in the Army in 1946 and served as a PFC in the Korean Conflict, becoming the second best rifle shot in his battalion.  After returning from the service, he worked at a dairy farm in Iowa, and then he came to Minnesota to visit a military friend.  Being an outdoorsman, Bob decided to stay in Minnesota and found a winter caretaker position at a northern resort near Remer.

In the spring, Bob landed a job at the J.C. Clark iron board factory in Spring Park, Minn.  There he rented a room at the Twin Birch Nursing Home, where he met a young German lady named Marie, who was working as a cook. They fell in love, got married in 1955 and began their life together in Independence, Minn. They later bought some land from local farmers, Elden and Leona Anderson, and built a family home where they lived for 55 years and raised 5 children.

For many years, Bob worked two jobs to make ends meet, testing milk for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association and as a maintenance worker for the Hennepin County Park District.  While working for the Park District, he saved the life of a coworker and friend, Lester Young, by rushing him to a hospital after an allergic reaction to a bee sting.  Bob then took a truck driver position with Hennepin County Department of Transportation, which he held until his retirement in 1990 at age 62.

Throughout his life, his hobbies included: hunting, trapping, bowling, horse shoes, and church softball.  Bob was often heard whistling various popular and religious tunes while he worked. He was a skilled tree feller and harvested dozens of diseased Elm trees to heat their home over the years.  Bob and his family were active members of Maple Plain Community Church, where he sang in the choir, assisted with various volunteer events and served as a Trustee for many years.


Jacquelyn Marketon, 79

Jacquelyn Joan Marketon, 79, of Howard Lake, Minn. passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at St. Mary's Care Center in Winsted, Minn.

She was born on Oct. 29, 1937 in Fairfax, Minn., the daughter of Leo and Regina (Ecker) Jandl. Jacquelyn attended St. Andrew's Catholic School eight years and Fairfax High School four years. She graduated in 1953. She then attended the St. Cloud School of Nursing and graduated as a registered nurse in 1958.

On June 20, 1959, she was united in marriage to Walter Francis Marketon, who she loved! Their marriage was blessed with three sons, Steven, Gary and Gregory.

They lived on Walter's farm in Howard Lake, and Jackie worked at the Buffalo Hospital.

Jackie and Walter were foster parents for many years to many children.

They enjoyed life together and traveled to many places, such as Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and France, with her parents.  They visited relatives in Germany, too. Jackie and Walter retired by Howard Lake in 1998.

They attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly and helped at the church.

Survived by: her husband, Walter F. Marketon; sons, Steven (Paula) Marketon of Howard Lake, Gary (Jill) Marketon of Buffalo and Gregory (Angie) Marketon of Rochester; four grandchildren, Amanda, Alyssa, Jessica, and Isabel Marketon; a brother, George (Joan) Jandl of Eden Prarie; sisters, Virginia (Gary) Rogness of Rochester and Kathleen (Hilary) Bianchi of Nicollet; other relatives; and many friends.

Preceded in death by: her parents; an infant sister, Jean Jandl; a brother, Jerome Jandl; and a sister, Rose Mary Sadler.

Mass of Christian Burial for Jacquelyn Marketon Tuesday, Sept. 12 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly with Father Kenneth O'Hotto as the Celebrant and interment at St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation Monday, Sept. 11 at the church with a prayer service, and further visitation Tuesday at the church an hour prior to Mass.

Casket bearers: Dan Marketon, Bill Marketon, Don Marketon, David Weldy, David Rogness, and Mark Jandl.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.


William Newman, 86

William C. Newman, 86, of Annandale, formerly of Buffalo and Minneapolis, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 at his son's home in Annandale.

Memorial services Friday, Sept. 8 at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale with Pastor Jeff Droogsma officiating and visitation one hour prior to the service. A committal service and burial with full military honors provided by the Ft. Snelling Memorial Rifle Squad Monday, Sept. 11 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

William Carl Newman was born Sept. 23, 1930 in Springfield, S.D. to Victor and Martha (Stark) Newman.  He grew up in Springfield.

Bill enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served his country during the Korean War.

While stationed in New York, Bill was united in marriage to Erma Rance Coe in Hartford, Conn.  Retiring in 1993, Bill worked for over 38 years in shipping at the SuperValu in Hopkins. Bill was a member of American Legion Post 440 in Minneapolis.  He enjoyed bowling, cards, football, horseshoes, bingo, listening to country music, watching western movies, and time spent with family and grandkids.

Bill is survived by: his children, Rick (fiancé Cindy Minx) of Poway, Calif., Barbara (Ron) White of Iowa, Ed (Jeryl) of Aiken, and Russel (Monica) of Annandale; son-in-law, Keith Current of South Haven; brothers, Daryl of Eau Claire, Wis., Al (Sue) of Delano and Delbert (Linda) of Colorado; 25 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by: his parents, Victor and Martha; wife, Erma; daughter, Mary Current; and brother, Victor.


Judie Rose, 73

Judie A. Rose, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Sept. 4, 2017. She passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at her home in Buffalo.

Judie lived her life with a strong sense of faith, dignity, spirit, and a great sense of humor.  She will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew and loved her.

She was awarded many commendations throughout her years of community service. She took on these duties, not for recognition, but because of her love of community and the joy it brought her to serve.

This is what the Lord asks of you, only this, to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God.  Micah 6:8

Judie was born Nov. 28, 1943 in St. Cloud, Minn.  She was the first of ten children born to Steve and Doloris Michalicek.

She is survived by: her loving husband of 55 years, David; and her four daughters, Stephanie Rose of Wichita, Kansas, Joelle (Bruce) Orthengren of Delano, Minn., Courntey (Scott) Gusel of Buffalo, Minn., and Nancy (Rusty) Wright of Hiawatha, Kansas.  Judie was so proud of her grandchildren: Qwinn (Abbey) Wright, Tiffany (Brooke) Wright, Toby Wright, Mitchell Wright, Pete Roseberger, David Orthengren, Steven Orthengren, Maile Texeira, and Adam Gusel.

She will be dearly missed by her brothers and sisters: Stephen (Linda) Michalicek, Mary (Earl) Tuttle, Andy (Cheryl) Michalicek, Karolyn (Larry) Skudlarek, Randall (Carol) Michalicek, Patrick Michalicek, Mike (Julie) Michalicek, Kathy Michalicek, Anne (James) Fordyce, and Arnie (Gloria) Michalicek.

Judie was preceded in death by: her parents, Steve and Doloris Michalicek, and nephews, Christopher and Astra Michalicek.

Memorial service for Judie will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m., all at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church of Buffalo.  Reception to follow at church.  Private family interment at St. Francis Cemetery of Buffalo.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been created through the School District 877 Endowment, to be used for scholarships.


Robert Steinle, 88

Robert J. "Bob" Steinle, 88, of Buffalo passed away Sept. 10, 2017 surrounded by his family at an Edina care facility.

He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, Class of 1947. He was an active member of the BAJ's.  A veteran of the Korean War, he loved athletics and hunting.  He was a retired employee of Northwestern Bell after 37 years.

Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Steinle.

Survived by his wife, Mary; son, Scott; and many relatives and friends.

Memorial service Tuesday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m., at Washburn, McReavy, Strobeck, Johnson Chapel in Hopkins.  Visitation one hour before service.  Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


Elaine Swanson, 77

Elaine Joy Swanson, 77, of Albertville passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Lake Ridge Care Center Oasis in Buffalo.

She was born April 14, 1940 in Shevlin, Minn., the daughter of Maurice Gordon and Ruth Evelyn (Christianson) Anderson.  Elaine graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in teaching. She taught high school English in Twin Valley, Fergus Falls, Crookston, and Ulen-Hitterdal.  Later, she substituted at STMA High School and Middle School, and Anoka-Hennepin School District.

She belonged to the Beebe Lake Association and Gopher State Buick Club.  Elaine enjoyed reading, crocheting, working on the lawn and flowers, watching sports (especially the Twins, Vikings and Lynx), making lefse, and spending time with her family. Her passion was teaching, and she loved, loved, loved the kids she taught.

On July 12, 1986, Elaine Joy Trane and Richard LeRoy Swanson were united in marriage at the Historic Catholic Church of St. Michael.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Maurice and Ruth Anderson; brother-in-law, Gordon Nelson; and niece, Darci Nelson.

Elaine is survived by: her husband, Dick Swanson of Albertville; children, Brad Trane of St. Cloud, Beth (Tracy) Melson of Trimont, Minn. and Barb (Gary) Schlimme of St. Michael; stepchildren, Chris (Shaun) Swanson of Albertville and Tim (Darla) Swanson of Otsego; grandchildren, Caitlyn Trane, Mitchell Trane, Stephan Melson, Kristian Melson, Seth Melson, Emelia Melson, Jacob Melson, Aline (Caleb) Wilking, Nick Trane, Taylor Schlimme, Bailey Schlimme, Craig Schlimme, Evan Swanson, Emmett Swanson, and Mateo Swanson; siblings, Wayne (Lila) Anderson of West Fargo, Maureen Nelson of Gary, Minn. and Deb (Brian) Amenrud of Ham Lake; and many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Visitation Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 4-7 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home in St. Michael.  Memorial service Thursday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover with Pastor Leon Stier officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.

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