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Dianne Borchardt, 82

Dianne Marlene Borchardt, age 82, of Rockford, Minn., formerly of Minnetonka, passed away Tuesday, June 5. Dianne was born on November 6, 1935, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Fred and Evlyn (Martin) Wurdell.

On May 4, 1957, Dianne Wurdell was united in marriage to Walter Borchardt at St. John's Lutheran in Hollywood, Minn.

Dianne is survived by: her children, Jeff Borchardt of Zimmerman, Julie (Scott) Jaffe of Isanti, John Borchardt of Otsego; grandchildren, Jacob and Samantha Jaffe, Jack and Marly Borchardt; sisters, Kathleen (William) Walsh of Maple Grove, and Gail Wurdell of St. Louis Park; sister-in-law, Shirley Wurdell of Hutchinson; and many nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.

Dianne is preceded in death by: her parents, Fred and Evlyn Wurdell; husband, Walter Borchardt; and brother, Gary Wurdell.

A memorial service was held Friday, June 8, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, at Our Father's Lutheran Church in Rockford, Minn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Gillette Children's or St. Jude's.

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.


Richard Hackbarth, 79

Richard "Dick" H. Hackbarth, 79, of Buffalo, died peacefully at Annandale Care Center on Tuesday, May 22. Dick was born on September 9, 1938, and raised in Cokato.

He worked at Columbus Exteriors for many years and later owned his own RHH Inc. Construction. Dick enjoyed his work in construction, and playing cards, and he loved his cats.

On July 25, 1992, Richard Hackbarth and Phyllis (Maslowski) Corey were united in marriage.

Dick is survived by: his wife of 26 years, Phyllis of Buffalo; children, Dale (Jackie) Corey of Monticello, Sandy (Fred) Mosher of Buffalo; his five children from a previous marriage; many grandchildren; and brother, Dwight Hackbarth.

He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

The family would like to thank Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute and Buffalo Comfort Care for their compassionate care of Dick.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 23, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo with Pastor Bill Reinhart officiating.


Dorianna Haller, 81

Dorianna J. Haller, "Dori," 81, of Waverly, passed away on Sunday, June 3.  She was born January 23, 1937 to Jack and Helen Edeskuty in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dori was a longtime resident of Waverly and member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where she taught religious education for over 40 years. Dori enjoyed doing puzzles, coloring and anything art related.  She loved to talk about her family and spend time with them.

Dori was preceded in death by: her husband, Greg; son, Michael Olk; grandson, Elliot Olk; her parents, Jack and Helen Edeskuty; sister, Nonie Parks; brother, Joseph Edeskuty; brothers-in-law, Robert Weiberg and Goff Parks.

She is survived by: her children, Steven (Wanda) Olk, Robert Olk, John (Gwenn) Haller, and Michele (Michael) Stevens; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her loving friend, Laura Hoiland and family; and her dog, Olaf.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, June 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Visitation took place in the church parish center from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Monday prior to the Mass.  Interment was at the church cemetery.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, Minnesota.


Edward Moore, 83

Edward Francis Moore, 83, formerly of Buffalo, died Thursday, February 15, at Kanmar Hospice Home in Tucson, Arizona.  He was born October 28, 1934, to the late James and Mary (Paumen) Moore.

Ed graduated from Buffalo High School in 1952 and at age 18 joined the Navy.  Upon his return he enrolled in the University of Minnesota to pursue his career in Special Education which brought him to Tucson, Arizona, in 1975.  

Ed was the eighth of nine children, and his life was "quite a ride" as he began to write about it in June of 2017. He was born on a small farm in Chatham, Minn., where his favorite pastime was sitting on the big rock along Highway 55 making games of counting cars as they went by. Ed made life-long friends through school with Ralph Vieau and Al Smith, enlisting in the Navy together and exploring the world at an early age, which Ed continued in retirement. His travels took him all over the world where he enjoyed the many cultures he discovered, especially Dilsen, Belgium, where he developed deep connections with the Paumen side of his family. 

After retiring from Special Education in Tucson, Ed joined a hiking club and shared his love of the Sonoran Desert.  His desire to keep busy took him to Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa where he worked part-time for ten years and enjoyed meeting interesting people from all over the world.  During retirement, Ed moved to San Diego for four years where he lived in the historic El Cortez Hotel and served as a Docent on the USS Midway, which he was very proud of.  He returned to Tucson in 2015 where he remained until he passed.

Ed loved to tell stories and make people laugh – a trait passed down from his mother and shared by many in his family.  He had a passion for the outdoors, enjoyed a good game of black jack, and loved his family.

Ed was preceded in death by: his brothers, George (Dolores) Moore, Russell (Laverne) Moore, and Orville (Sarah) Moore; sisters, Lauretta (Moore) Lepinski, and Marilyn (Moore) Eggersgluss.

He is survived by: his four children, Lisa (Michael) Gapinski of Phoenix, Ariz.; Michael Moore (Franco Brindisi) of New York City; Gwen Moore of San Jose, Cal.; and Colleen Moore of San Diego, Cal.; sister, Kathleen (James) Ratican; brothers, Marvin (Sally) Moore and Dennis (Ronnie) Moore; brother-in-law, Melvin Eggersgluss; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends, and former spouse, Mary (Shierts) Moore.

Services are planned for Saturday, June 23, at St. Timothy's in Maple Lake.  Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m. followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will be at St. Charles Cemetery, Maple Lake.  A Celebration of Life will take place at Madigan's in Maple Lake following the ceremony.

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.


Mary Vetsch, 90

Mary C. Vetsch, 90, of St. Michael, passed away on Friday, June 8.

She was born on September 12, 1927 to Leo and Rose (Barthel) Kasper.

On October 12, 1948, Mary C. Kasper and Ammon W. Vetsch were joined in holy marriage at St. Michael Catholic Church.

Mary was employed as a waitress at The Monte Club for twenty-eight years.

She enjoyed close relationships with her immediate and extended family, especially playing card games and traveling.

Mary was a lifelong, active, and faithful member of St. Michael Catholic Church. 

She is survived by: loving sons, Robert (Janelle) Vetsch of St. Michael, Thomas (Connie) Vetsch of Maple Grove, Gordon (Laurie) Vetsch of Blaine, and Richard (Maria) Vetsch of Centreville, Va.; grandchildren, Scott Vetsch, Jody Vetsch, Maria (Jacob) Cummings; Angela (Dan Tull) Vetsch, Ryan (Pilar) Vetsch; Jenna Marong; Anthony (Shannon) Vetsch, Joseph (Brianna Berg) Vetsch, Andrea (Ben) Opitz; Alyssa (Connor) O'Brien; Crystal Vetsch, Andrew Vetsch and Austin Vetsch; sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph (Janice) Kasper; sisters, Dolores Dietz, Arlene (Roger) Van Risseghem, Rose Ann (David) Gindele and Corinne (Jerry) Wachowiak;  brother-and sisters-in-law, Stella Kasper, Eugene (Barbara) Vetsch and Gerry Vetsch; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Ammon Vetsch in 2004; and by siblings, Andrew and Eldon Kasper, Bernice Lenneman, and Malita Goeb. 

Special thanks to caregivers from Guardian Angels and Elim Hospice, and also Engel Haus, family, and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial wil be held Thursday 11:00 a.m. at the St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. Interment will follow at the St. Michael Cemetery.

Visitation was Wednesday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the church. Further visitation will be Thursday morning at the church one hour prior to Mass.

Casket Bearers will be Scott Vetsch, Anthony Vetsch, Ryan Vetsch, Joseph Vetsch, Andrew Vetsch and Austin Vetsch.

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


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