Obituaries 10/15/20


Jeanette Hoffman, 86

Jeanette Ann (Hopkins) Hoffman, age 86, of Buffalo, Minnesota, passed away October 6, 2020.

She was born on January 10, 1934 to Henry and Martha (Van Grough) Hopkins in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Jeanette would be described in these words, “A light to shine both in this world and eternity.” Our Mother had gently guided God’s children: Susan (Michael) Meinstma, Linda (Randy) Daubaton, Barbara Jean Kowalke, Michelle (Kenneth) Miller, Julie Miller, Mike Williams, Rick (Chris) Williams, and the “joy of her life”, Rob (Nicki) Williams.

Mom navigated our lives in this temporary place, here on Earth. It was anything but an easy journey for her! She not only gave birth to all of us, but she showed up to participate in each of our lives for 86 years.

She is our hero; the most courageous woman we shall ever know in this lifetime. And we, her children, are truly blessed indeed to have called her “Beautiful Mother!”

Jeanette truly loved taking care of her family and providing for their needs. Jeanette was even a mother figure to many of her children’s friends. She was great at making homecooked meals for everyone to enjoy and was an excellent baker. Her favorite treat to make was her famous chocolate chip cookies. She was active with the church, loved listening to her records, and liked to take her dogs out for long walks.

Her legacy, she leaves behind: 27 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She also rescued four canine companions: Baby, Blackey, Deuce, and sweet Haley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Hoffman; parents, Henry and Martha Hopkins; two sisters, and five brothers.

Shalom finally…and we shall indeed embrace you once again in Heaven.

Visitation open to the public was held Monday, October 12, 2020 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN.

A private, immediate family only Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo, MN. Father Nathaniel Meyers officiated. Interment was also private and was held at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to


Mary Ann Jerred, 78

Mary Ann Jerred, age 78, of Monona, Wisconsin, passed away at University Hospital in Madison on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.  She was born at the Swedish Hospital in Buffalo, Minnestoa, to Alfred Oliver and Anna Emma (née Schubert) Anderson. After starting her education in a one-room schoolhouse, she graduated with the class of 1960 from Buffalo High School. Mary Ann married Jack Jerred in 1986, in Madison.

Mary Ann was an active member of Lake Edge Lutheran Church, serving frequently as a greeter, participating in bake sales and volunteering with other fund-raising events. She enjoyed assembling bags of school supplies for children every year as part of a project through Lutheran World Relief. Mary Ann loved to join her church sisters in the Salome Circle for Bible study and other fun activities as part of the Red Hat Society. She was a lifelong athlete and loved team sports of all kinds, excelling at anything she tried. Until the disruption of COVID-19 this past year, she continued to work out at Planet Fitness in Monona several days a week.

Mary Ann was an avid member and past president of the Madison Curling Club where she won numerous pins and awards for her competitive play. Over the course of her long career as a curler, she played on teams that competed in countless events, bonspiels, and even the Badger State Games. While she loved participating in the sport, one of her favorite activities was socializing with her fellow curlers and welcoming new members to the Club. She enjoyed mentoring others, and she was always glad to have new curlers on her teams. Mary Ann also used her previous work experience as a proof-reader and print buyer in the advertising industry to publish the Club’s newsletter (Along the Hogline) for many years. She was particularly dedicated to the annual Curl for Cancer Bonspiel held at the club every March, frequently raising the most funds of any member for the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. In recognition of her dedication to the sport and club, Mary Ann received the Jim and Marian Cottrell service award for countless hours of volunteering in 2001, and she was recently named an honorary member for life. 

Mary Ann is survived by her two daughters from a previous marriage, Carrie Mainquist, Sara Mainquist, and her husband, Daniel C. Rodriguez; granddaughter, Meghan Avis Rodriguez; sister, Karen “Sophie” and her husband, Mike Carter; brother, Dave Anderson; brother, James “Andy” and his wife, Jess Anderson; as well as several nieces and nephews, whom she dearly loved. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents; daughter, Amy Carolyn Mainquist, who died at birth; and several beloved cat companions. 

A private memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, officiated by Pastor Everett Mitchell of Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mary Ann’s honor to the UW Carbone Cancer Center, Wisconsin Public Radio, or to the charity of one’s choice. 

Mary Ann had an amazing life that was filled with fun and many adventures with her friends and loved ones.  “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”  Helen Keller.

Online condolences may be made at Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care, 5203 Monona Drive, Monona, WI 53716, 608-221-5420.


Alan Marschel, 59

Alan “Whitey” Marschel, age 59, of Annandale, died Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital from complications of COVID-19.

Private Graveside memorial services will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 15, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Annandale with Rev. David Nelson officiating. The service will be livestreamed through the funeral home’s website for friends and relatives to participate.

Alan Gene Marschel was born May 7, 1961, in Buffalo, to Delbert and Ruth (Gunderson) Marschel. He graduated with the Class of 1979 from Annandale High School. He worked as a car detailer at Lundeen Ford from 1979 until 2004. Whitey enjoyed watching basketball, especially high school sports and the Minnesota Lynx. When he was healthier, he tried not to miss a weekend at the Wright County Swappers Meet. Whitey loved to be with his family, and they loved to be with him. He will be missed.

He is survived by his sisters and brothers, Nancy (Les) Rotz, of Pelican Rapids, Janice (John) Earl, of Sun City West, AZ, Debra (Wayne) Clark, of Annandale, Kevin (Linda) Marschel, of Corcoran, Ronald Marschel, of Annandale, Roger (Linda) Marschel, of Otsego, Lori (Scott) Fleischacker, of Annandale, and Randy (Karla) Marschel, of Howard Lake; many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Ruth Marschel.

Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Annandale.

Obituary, Guestbook, Video Tribute and Funeral Webcast online at


Nancy Naglich, 52

Nancy Louise (Holslin) Naglich, of Milaca, was called to her heavenly home on Friday, October 9, 2020, after a four-year battle with multiple myeloma.  She was 52 years old.

Nancy was born on August 20, 1968, to parents Robert and Ethel (Lewis) Holslin and lived her childhood years in Montrose, MN.  On October 29, 1988, she married the love of her life, Douglas Naglich and they were blessed with two children Chelsey and Joshua, who were the center of her world. 

Nancy loved horseback riding, playing volleyball and watching her goats!  Her quick smile, easy going personality and great humor will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her beloved father Robert Holslin.

Nancy is survived by her husband Douglas; children Chelsey (Hayden) Loven and Joshua; grandchildren, Kamden, Noah, Amelia, Maxwell, and Sawyer; mother Ethel Holslin; sisters Jean Hogue, Cheryl (Ted) Perry, Karen (Joe) Drusch; brother Michael (Jean) Holslin; as well as many other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the Lewis Lake Covenant Church in Ogilvie with Pastor Bob DeYoung officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Roque “Frog Lake” Cemetery in Alberta.  In lieu of flowers, Memorials are preferred to the family.

Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora.  Condolences may be posted at


Richard Pederson, 69

Richard (Dick) Merrill Pederson, 69, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Pensacola, FL where he had lived for the past 14 years.  Dick was born on August 25, 1951 to Merrill and Virginia Pederson. 

He spent his formative years in Buffalo, MN and his adult years in St. Paul MN before moving to Parkville, MO and then retiring in Pensacola, FL.  Prior to his retirement, he ran a successful gas station with his brother, Keith; he then made his first career change becoming a welder at a local company.  He found his dream job in 1975 and worked for Elliott Auto Parts for 32 until his retirement.  Dick enjoyed golf, fishing, traveling to NASCAR races and traveling the country with his beloved dogs, Brie and Bella. 

He is survived by his only son, Steven T. Pederson (Rachel); his grandson, Cody Pederson (Tori); his granddaughter, Serenity Pederson; his sister, Judy Pratt (John); step-children, Leigh Anne Moore, Jeanne M. Schiller (Robert), Thomas J. Pederson (Christel), Trent Stringer (Jill), Christie Witthar (Brian);  14 step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren; his former spouses, Anna (Pederson) Ryan, Terry Pederson, and Donna Hyde. He is predeceased by his mother, Virginia; his father, Merrill; his brother, Keith, and his step-mother, Jeannette.  Private Interment. 


Deb Potter, 65

Deb (Coyle) Potter, age 65, died Thursday October 1, 2020 at a care center in Buffalo, MN after battling cancer for a short period of time.

Deb was born June 2, 1955 in Austin, MN to Leo and Viola (Lindberg) Coyle Sr.  She grew up in Austin and graduated from Pacelli High School. Deb married Bob Potter and later divorced; they had two sons, Tom and Zach. Deb has lived in Buffalo, MN for the last 40 years. Deb worked at Big Bob’s Skillet in Austin, Schneider Drug, and the Hallmark Stores in Buffalo.

Deb is survived by sons, Tom Potter, Buffalo, and Zach (Nicole) Potter, Buffalo; seven grandchildren, Searra (Gary), Alana, Chelsey, Mackenzie, Anthony, Trevor and Avery; three great-grandchildren, Amyiah, Ellie and Bryson; brother, Leo (Aletha) Coyle Jr., Austin; and sister, Shirley Coyle, Austin, and two nephews.

A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020, from 1-4 p.m., at The Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Avenue, Buffalo, MN.  Interment will be held at a later date in Austin, MN

Arrangements were entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo, MN.



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