Obituaries 11/22/18

Randal Des Marais, 67

Randal “Randy” Des Marais, 67, of Buffalo passed away on Saturday, November 17, surrounded by his loving wife and family.

He was born on July 17, 1951 in Monticello the son of Marah and Mabel Des Marais. He lived in Buffalo his whole life.

Randy had multiple accomplishments. He owned a hardware store with his brother Joe, where he met the love of his life and married her on November 22, 1980. They spent almost 38 unforgettable years together, very rarely being apart.

He helped carry on the family auctioneering business encouraging his two sons to do so as well.  Randy also worked in the assessing field for 33 years as Wright County Assistant Assessor and as Marysville Township Assessor.

At home he enjoyed spending time with his family, singing with his grandchildren “You Are My Sunshine,” driving his team of horses, and working on his hobby farm.  He always said we had “A little bit of everything, not much of anything.”

He taught his children the important things he valued, like never giving up on an animal until it was gone, and how important family is.  Randy lived for his family! He was very proud of his children and the people they have become.

Randy had a contagious laugh that would leave everyone with tears in their eyes and a smile that will never be forgotten!

Randy is survived by: his wife, Brenda; children, Jill (Ryan) Laudenbach, Bridget (Joe) Landowski, Matthew (Kassie) Des Marais and Michael Des Marais (Cheyenne Hickman); grandchildren, Lauren, Gretta and Emily Laudenbach, Kennedy and Charley Landowski, and Ella and Brody Des Marais; brothers: Joe (Jeanette) Des Marais and Curt (Carol) Des Marais; sisters, Constance Des Marais, Christine Hafften and Karen (Jake) Morvedt; sister in law, Janice Des Marais; along with several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Marah and Mabel Des Marais; his mother-in-law, Beverly (Ordorff) Kowalke; and by a brother, Chester “Chet” Des Marais.

Funeral services for Randal “Randy” Des Marais will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford.

Interment will follow at Marysville Catholic Cemetery in rural Waverly.

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church. A Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Further visitation will be held on Saturday, November 24 one-hour prior to services at the church.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.


Geraldine Seburg, 71

Geraldine Trieschmann Nelson Seburg, 71, of Hanover. Born November 2, 1947 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, passed away November 17.

Preceded in death by: her first husband, Richard A. Nelson; parents, Martin and Margaret Trieschmann Sr. (Chief Warrant Officer 2, U.S. Coast Guard Retired); and siblings, Joey Trieschmann, Julia Ann Hagman, Martin J. Trieschmann Jr., Theresa M. Trieschmann, Margaret Korbitz, and Charles Trieschmann.

Survived by: her husband, Donald Seburg; children, Jayson Nelson (Colleen McDonald), Angelique (Patrick) Dale, Jeremy (Tracey) Nelson; step-children, Jodi (Brett) Beinke, Mark (Cheryl) Seburg; 13 grandchildren; brothers, Jim (Barb) Trieschmann, Patrick Trieschmann, Michael (Linh) Trieschmann; and many, many loving friends. God bless you all.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Salem Ev. Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Memorial service will be held Saturday, November 24, at 11 a.m., with visitation one-hour prior, at Salem Ev. Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

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


Janel Wohlenhaus, 83

Janel “Nell” Frances Wohlenhaus (Peacock) passed away on Sunday, November 11, at the Park View nursing facility where she lived. She was 83.

Nell always took the time to make someone else’s life brighter. The centerpiece of her family, Nell was the heart of tradition. She and her husband, Don, were married more than 60 years.

She as a former President of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, a nurse, and former Co-Owner of KRWC Radio alongside her husband, Don. Together they were Buffalo residents since 1975.

 Her energy for life was infectious. Her faith was deep and ability to find joy in anything, contagious. From camp trips, mission trips and road trips with her sisters, she enjoyed it all. Her family is grateful for the many years and are all finer people because she was part of them.

Nell is survived by: her two children, Steve and Deb; her five grandchildren; sister, Sue; and brothers, Mike and Andy Peacock.

She is joining her daughter, Sheri Lynn; son, David; brother, Ron; sister, Lou; and husband, Don.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 1, at 2 p.m. with visitation one-hour prior, at Buffalo Covenant Church in Buffalo. A private family burial will be held.

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.


Russell Yonak, 86

Russell J. Yonak, 86 of Buffalo, passed away November 13. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.

Full obituary is forthcoming.


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