Obituaries 10-25-18

Blake Bundrock, 21

Blake Michael Bundrock, 21, of Howard Lake, passed away on Friday, October 19, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was born on April 5, 1997 in Fridley, Minnesota.

Blake was employed in the construction trades. He had a passion for rap music! He wrote and performed his own original songs. Blake had many friends and family that will dearly miss him!

Blake is survived by: his parents, Heather and Dean Bartosch of Howard Lake; and Aaron Ketcher of Waverly; a brother, Noah; and by sisters, Miley and Amber Anderson, Grace and Clara Bartosch; grandparents, Gerald and JoAnn Bundrock; Greg and Vicky Thaemert, Steve and Pam Ketcher, and Robert and Paulette Bartosch; special friend, Jessinya Zazaleta; and by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.       

He was preceded in death by: his great-grandparents: Emery and Norma Leaf, Myron and Arlene Bundrock; great-uncles; Perry Leaf and David Peterson; great-aunt, Kathy Bundrock; and by his friends, Jack and Travis.

A Memorial Service for Blake Michael Bundrock was held on Wednesday, October 24, at 11 a.m. at the Buffalo Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo.   Pastor Reid Gilbert officiated.

A visitation was held on Wednesday, October 24, from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.


Joshua Ernst, 25

Joshua Arthur Ernst, 25, of San Marcos, Texas and formerly of Buffalo, passed away Saturday, October 6.

He was born on August 27, 1993 in St. Louis Park, the son of Beth Schmeling and Jodi Ernst.

Josh put his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was five years old and was baptized on July 28, 2002.

Josh attended Buffalo High School, Montgomery High School, and Sam Houston State University.

Josh loved being with family and friends. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, dirt biking with his brothers, having bonfires, growing cacti and avocado plants, and making other people happy.

Josh was a manager at Pizza Hut in Seguin, Texas and was loved by his employees for his dedication and hard work.

Survivors include: his parents, Kevin and Beth Schmeling and Jodi and Mari Ernst; siblings, Jessi (Nicole) Ernst, Jori (Courtney) Ernst, Aaron Blake, Manda (Nick) Erickson, Tiffany Schmeling, Jesse Schmeling, Micah (Alayna) Blake, Christopher Johnson, Bruno Pereira, and Jenna Ernst (Amir Ghomi); aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives; as well as his loving soulmate, Beverly.

Preceded in death by: grandparents, Milt and Doris Ernst, Tom and Kay Coleman; and by an uncle, David Coleman.

A Memorial service for Joshua Ernst will be held on Saturday, November 3 at 11 a.m. at Albion Evangelical Free Church, 11480 5th St NW, Cokato.

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Ave, Buffalo. Further visitation will be held at Albion Evangelical Free Church on Saturday, November 3 one hour prior to service.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.


Elmer Kuseske, 95

Elmer Lawrence Kuseske died in Buffalo, on Oct. 20, at the age of 95.

He was born on Jan. 19, 1923 on a farm near Kimball, the last of 11 children born to immigrants Adam and Mary (Dinkfelt) Kuseske. After moving to another farm north of Kimball his first to eighth grade education happened in a one-room schoolhouse. Many years later he earned his GED.

On May 27, 1944 he married Frances Mildred Dammann and for four years they rented a farm near Kimball after which they owned a small general store in Sedan, Minn. from 1948-52.

For two and a half years he commuted to St. Cloud to work in a factory while Frances ran the store and raised two boys. Tom, their first son was born in St. Cloud in ’46 and Mike was born in Glenwood in ’50. They lived in a rented home near Kimball during the spring and summer of ’52 before they moved to Austin, where Elmer worked as a Federal Government Meat Inspector at the Hormel Plant. 

They moved to Milwaukee in ’69 where for two years he inspected small meat packing facilities. In ’71 they moved to Buffalo where he did the same.

Where ever they lived they were very involved in their congregation serving in many roles and activities. Church was very important to them. Gardening and fishing were favorite activities for both Elmer and Frances and, of course, keeping up with grandchildren’s activities.

Elmer was preceded in death by: his parents; and siblings, Amelia, Bertha, Helen, Martha, Minnie, William, Edward, Ervin, Reynold, and Loretta.

He is survived by: his wife, Frances; and sons, Thomas (Cherice) of Mora, and Michael (Judy) of Royal Palm Beach, Flo.; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews.

He is now in the bass section of the Great Heavenly Choir praising Jesus his Lord and Savior.

Funeral services for Elmer Kuseske were held Wednesday, October 24, at 11 a.m. with visitation one-hour prior, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 302 2nd St NE, Buffalo. Interment followed at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The Lutheran Hour.


Doreen Master, 82

Doreen Janet Master, 82, passed away October 11.

She was preceded in death by: her daughter, Lori D. Burlingame; and many other loved ones. Survived by: her daughters, Lynn Galonski, Leanne Klein (Jeff), and Lisa Potter (Tony); eight grandchildren, Kristi Burlingame, Tim Burlingame (Amanda), Chelsey Arrowsmith (Matt), Nick Klein (Rachel), Cassie Galonski, Mitch Klein (Rose), Jesse Galonski, and AJ Potter; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Dyanne J. Olson; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was loved and will be greatly missed. Memorial Service will be held at the Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Avenue, Buffalo, on Thursday, November 1, at 7 p.m. with visitation one-hour prior.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Peterson Chapel.


L. Joyce Posthumus, 87

L. Joyce Posthumus, born March 23, 1931, died on October 16, in Kansas City, MO., as a result of a fall.  She and her husband were traveling to their winter home in South Texas. Her greatest joy in life was her family.  

Her husband, Allen, and both her sons, Dirk and Dan, were at her side when life support was removed.

Joyce grew up in Redwood Falls. She was the daughter of Roland and Libby Overmeyer. She met and married Allen in 1952 when they both attended St. Cloud State.

Joyce is survived by: her husband, Allen; her sons, Dirk (Jean) and Dan (Cheryl); her grandchildren, Anna (Matthew), Steven, and Laura (Paul), Kelly, and Kristin; and her great-grandchildren, Felicity, Lorelei, and Sam.

Celebration of Life will be 11 a.m. Monday, October 29, at Buffalo United Methodist Church, Buffalo. Visitation same site 5 to 8 p.m. October 28. In lieu of flowers donations requested to American Diabetes Association.



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