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Carroll Anderson, 82

Carroll Lloyd (Andy) Anderson, 82, of Eau Claire, Wis. passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

He was born on December 4, 1935 in Fargo, N.D., the son of Carroll and Alice Stavig Anderson.

He proudly served in the United States Air Force from December 5, 1955 to December 4, 1959. Following his Active Duty he remained in the Air Force Reserve until his honorable discharge on December 4, 1961.

On April 25, 1963 Carroll (Andy) and Cheryl Caouette were joined in holy marriage in Sisseton, S.D. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Andy's passion for motorsports led him into a career path that included working for a snowmobile manufacturer, managing dealerships, racing snowmobiles, and ultimately owning and operating The Sled Shed for thirteen years, with his wife, Cheryl, in Iron River, Wis. Andy was well liked and many of his customers quickly became meaningful friends. After retiring, his enthusiasm for motorsports continued. Andy maintained several relationships with industry insiders.

After the untimely passing of his wife Cheryl, Andy started to travel. North Carolina was a destination of choice, where he was able to reestablish a relationship with his son, Gary, and Gary's mother, Virgie Davis. Over the past thirteen years, Andy and Virgie developed a special companionship, relying on each other for friendship, love, and support.

Andy considered Wis. his home, spending time there and in Minnesota with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was proud of his family and cherished their time together.

Survived by: his children, James (Jodi) Anderson of Milaca, Minn., Lisa Anderson of Plymouth, Minn., Pete (Dixie) Anderson of Eau Claire, Wis.; special companion, Virgie Davis of Fremont, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Amy Anderson of Kenly, N.C.; grandchildren, Cassandra, Karissa, Joshua, and Brandon Anderson, Theresa Nicka, Sheldon, and Jerzie Wohlman, Brady and Avery Anderson; great-grandchildren, Lyle and Sofiyah Nicka.

Preceded in death by: his parents, Carroll and Alice; wife, Cheryl; brothers, John Richard and Dennis; son, Gary.

Funeral services for Andy were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 13, at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Minn., with interment following at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Friends called from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Casket bearers were Pete Anderson, Jim Anderson, Josh Anderson, Brandon Anderson, Sheldon Wohlman, Charlie Brown, Bobby Kortum and Bob Homsey.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.


Vincent Decker, 92

Vincent D. Decker,  92, of Excelsior, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2018 surrounded by his six children.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Bea. He is survived by: his children, Renee (Larry) Waters, Terri (Mike) McLean, Tim (Bev) Decker, Maribeth (Larry) Biess, Kristin (Ken) Dowell, and Jennifer (Tom) Rosensteel; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and brother, Clayton (Phyllis).

Special thanks to the staff at Summit Place Memory Care. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John the Baptist, Excelsior, on Tuesday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. John the Baptist, Excelsior Scholarship Fund.

Huber Funeral & Cremation Service served the family.


Ronald Lohse, 82

Ronald Arthur Lohse, 82, of Buffalo, died on Feb. 8, 2018, at the Buffalo Hospital.

Ron was born April 6, 1935, to Ed and Meta Lohse, in Litchfield, Minnesota.

On October 1, 1955, he married Joyce I. Rick. Out of this union four children were born: Cindy, Sandy, Bill and Tom.

Ron and Joyce ran Ron's Trucking in Buffalo, for 28 years. Joyce was killed in a truck accident on October 6, 1982. Ron retired in January, 1994, and his son, Tom, took over the trucking business.

On April 28, 1984, Ron married Darlene Greenwald. They enjoyed several years spending winters in Arizona, fishing, camping in their motor home during the summer and playing cards.

Ron loved fishing, camping, playing cards and cribbage, driving cars for Morries, having coffee with his coffee buddies and most of all, spending time with his family.

Ron is survived by: his wife, Darlene; children, Cindy (Darsey) Hohl, Sandy (Bruce) Anderson, Bill (Michelle) Lohse, Tom (Katie) Lohse, Jeff (Laura) Greenwald, Lori (Jay) Lebrun; grandchildren, Juliana (Alex) Puetz, Jason (Amber) Hohl, Chad (Michaela) Anderson, Eric (Kashia) Anderson, Samantha (Calvin Ziegler) Lohse, Ryan Lohse, Alex (Garrett) Ernhart, Alex Greenwald, Cooper Greenwald, Austin Lebrun, Brooke Lebrun, Gabbie Lebrun, Sarah Wise, Maggie Sturdevant, and six great-grandchildren; brothers, Ed (Lola) Lohse, Jim (Rita) Lohse and sister, Betty Lohse; brothers-in-law, Gene (Mavis) Rick, Elmer (Carol) Haag and Delvin Haag, sisters-in-law, June Whittenberg and and Jeanette Lohse.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, parents-in-law, wife, Joyce; brothers, Bob and Norb; nephew, Todd Lohse; great-grandson Zeke Anderson; and other relatives.

Reviewal will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Buffalo, Minn. Funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Church, with reviewal one hour before.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo, Minn. served the family.


David Longhenry, 67

David Longhenry, of Buffalo; after a long battle with multiple health problems that were complications of Agent Orange exposure during his military service, passed away February 9.

David was born February 15, 1949 to Louis and Caroline Longhenry, nee Schlacht.

David was one of five children. He graduated Hopkins High School in 1967. He served in Vietnam in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970. 

He married Nancy Jean Wall in 1971. They then lived in the Howard Lake/ Dassel area, a brief time in Colorado and eventually settled in Orr, Minnesota where they raised their five children: David, John, Jason, Sarah and Will.

In the early 1980's David moved to Glencoe and Delano briefly, then spent the remainder of his life in the rural Buffalo area.

David enjoyed gardening, spending time outdoors, and most of all, his family.

He is survived by: children, David (Colleen),  John (Jackie), Jason (Karen), Sarah (Pete), and Will (Ehrin); grandchildren, David, Eric, Luke, Ashley (Mike), Jacob, and Julia; mother, Caroline Laugtug; siblings, Luann Curry, Louis and Peg Longhenry, Marion and Robert House, and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Louis, sister, Darlene, and uncle, Ernie.

Family friends and neighbors are invited to gather on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 12:00 noon in the Camp Courage Dining Hall, Maple Lake, Minn. for a luncheon to honor his life. 

In lieu of flowers the family asked you to consider planting a tree or garden item in his memory this spring.


Daniel Schlagel, 64

Daniel K. Schlagel, 64 of Delano, passed away peacefully at home Feb. 6.

 Preceded in death by: parents, John and Joyce; and brothers, Randy (Sheri) and David.

Survived by: brother, Richard; nephews, Brady (Ashlee), Dustin, and Duane; great-nieces, Willa and Gina; special cousins, Terry and Mary; and many other relatives and friends.

Dan was a longtime employee of Temroc Metals, Inc. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working in his garden. Dan especially loved his black labs and Chevy pick-up trucks.

Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo, Minn. on Friday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Rockford Township Hall. 

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel.


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