Obituaries 12/20/18

Timothy Aulwes, 63

Timothy Paul Aulwes, 63, of Maple Lake, passed away on Thursday, December 13, at his residence.

He was born on November 26, 1955 in Minneapolis the son of Paul J. and Adeline M. (Miland) Aulwes.

On August 6, 1988, Timothy P. Aulwes and Debra J. Benson were joined in holy marriage at Island Lake, Minn. at the family cabin.  God blessed their marriage with four children.

Tim was formerly employed as a sheet metal worker as well as a master plumber.  He was a member of The Sheet Metal Local Union #10.

He enjoyed his family, camping and he loved tinkering on special projects.

Tim is survived by: his loving wife, Debra J. Aulwes; children, Aimee (Jason) Dreger, Danielle Jordan, Jerid Aulwes and Timothy (Riley) Aulwes; nine grandchildren, Lindsey, Kendall and Emily; Sienna, Rylan and Tatum; Tanner, Tucker and Tracen; sisters and brothers, Paula (Rod) Ruesch, Dennis J. (Stacey) Aulwes, Cecilia (Vern) Torgeson, Steven Aulwes and Thomas J. (Wanda) Aulwes; his mother-in-law, Darlene Clark; many other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Paul and Adeline Aulwes; and by his father-in-law, Clarence Clark.

A visitation for Timothy Aulwes was held on Monday, December 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. 


Anita Duske, 80

Anita Martha Duske, age 80, of Waverly, passed away December 16, 2018. She was born on January 18 in Warren, to Arnold and Alyce (Horgen) Rokke.

On May 5, 1962 she was joined in holy marriage to Adrian Bennett Charles Duske at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Together they were blessed with four children.

Anita was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian.

She is survived by: her children, Marjorie Duske of Alexandria, VA, Michelle (Pat) Heuer of Waverly, Melanie Duske of Howard Lake, and Adrian (Rachel) Duske, Jr. of Waverly; grandchildren, Meghan (Peter Goldstein) Williams, Jessica (Kris Marut) Heuer, Nathaniel Heuer, and Jakob, Leo, and Eva Duske; sisters, Marilyn (Dennis) Gray and Naomi (Dennis) Winkelmann; brother: John (Denise) Rokke; sister-in-law, Martha (David) Smith; and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 21, 2018 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. with prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Pipe Organ Fund, St. John’s Lutheran, Howard Lake.

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


Arlene Erickson, 76

Arlene Mae Erickson, 76, of Buffalo, passed away Friday, December 14. She was born August 14, 1942 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Leonard and Esther (Stevenson) Dahlberg.

Arlene was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Salem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. She was a 1960 graduate from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis and attending college at the University of Minnesota receiving a degree in nursing. Arlene worked as a nurse at Park View Care Center in Buffalo from 1968 to 1998. After retiring, Arlene continued her nursing by volunteering at Park View Care Center.

On May 18, 1963 Arlene Dahlberg and Harlan Erickson were united in marriage at Salem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

Arlene was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo and volunteered at church by addressing envelopes and assisting with communion.

Arlene enjoyed traveling and taking cruise trips to the Caribbean and Alaska, reading, playing solitaire, creating crafts, crocheting, spending time outdoors, camping, white water rafting, and playing with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by: her husband, Harlan Erickson; children, Chris (Rick) Williams, Carla Erickson-Kotz, Carrie (Jon) Huston, Chad Erickson, Clay (Jenny) Erickson; grandchildren; Andrew (Holly) Williams, Clint Williams, Bradley Williams, Skylar Kotz, Bryce Kotz, Julia Huston, Thomas Huston, Isaiah Erickson, Isabella Erickson; great-grandchildren, Liam and Landon Williams; sister, Carol (Homer) Hontz; and many other loving family and friends.

A funeral service will be held Friday, December 21, at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Burial to follow at Zion Cemetery in Buffalo.

A special thank you to the loving staff at Park View Care Center in Buffalo for their wonderful care of Arlene.

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.


Roy Newer, 92

Roy David Newer, a husband, Minister, teacher, construction engineer, son, father, and friend to many, passed from this life into eternity with his Lord and Savior on December 4.

He was born on October 14, 1926 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma and raised in Denver, Colorado before heading off to Sterling College in Kansas. It was there that he met and married his dear wife, E. Roberta McGill, who became his lifelong love until her death in 2017. 

Roy and Roberta had three children, Rebecca L. (Newer) Yarnes, Ruth E. (Newer) Vandal, and Roy David Newer II. 

Roy pastored Presbyterian churches in Aledo, Illinois, Rawlins and Torrington, Wyoming, as well as Rochester, Minnesota.  It was while in Rochester that he attended seminary in Ames, Iowa. 

After 20+ years of preaching, Roy went back to college (Winona State University) to obtain his Bachelor’s in Industrial Arts and his Masters in Psychology in order to become an Industrial Arts teacher at John Adams Jr. High, Rochester. 

After seven years of teaching (and enduring cutbacks), Roy took on a set of guest houses near the Mayo Clinic, renovated them and provided decent patient and family accommodations. With these skills, Roy took on renovation projects for friends and family for several years until it became too physically demanding. 

Roy and Roberta eventually moved to Buffalo, and it is there that Roy passed away at Lake Ridge Nursing Home.

Roy had a brother and sister, Charles Svoboda and Catherine Svoboda who preceded him in death and a younger sister, Agnes Falconer who still lives in Castle Rock, Colorado. 

He leaves three children: Rebecca of Buffalo, Ruth of Byron, and David of Mountain  Home, ID; seven grandchildren; special “adopted” grandson, Justin Sherman, who lived with and helped around the house for several years; as well as 14 great-grandchildren.   

Celebration of Life services will be held at Lake Ridge Nursing Home Chapel, 310 Lake Blvd S., Buffalo, on January 12. Gather and greet will be at 10 a.m. and the service will be at 11 a.m. with reception afterwards at the same facility.


Marion Page, 81

Marion Lorraine Page of Buffalo passed in peace on December 14, at the age of 81.

Marion was preceded in death by her daughter, Simone Mae.

She is survived by: her adoring husband of 58 years, Gary Page; two daughters, Sue (Leon) Sturnieks, and Lisa (Chris) Banas; four grandchildren, Nick, Alex, Olivia and Jacob.

The family wishes to thank all those who helped care for Marion during these past few years; especially Geri Page who gave so generously of her time and patience.

A celebration of life will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, on December 19, 2018; visitation at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m. and a luncheon to follow.

To honor Marion’s love for all dogs, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local Humane Society.


Jeanne Painschab, 93

Jeanne A. Painschab, 93 of Waverly, passed away Monday, December 10, at Haven Homes in Maple Plain surrounded by her family. She was born on September 19, 1925 in Waverly to Charles and Adelaide (Claessens) Reardon.

Jeanne married Herman Painschab on February 27, 1946. Raising her family was a priority. She also enjoyed gardening, making jelly, listening to music, reading and bird watching.

Jeanne was preceded in death by: her husband, Herman; son, Dennis; grandson, Jason Paquette; parents and siblings, Dennis, Robert, Joseph, Teresa Zeleny, and Anita Reardon Ostman.

She is survived by: her children, Tim, Tom (Cheryl), Rita (Gary) Streich, Virginia (Leo) Paquette, Terry (Joan), Tim (ex-wife Donna), Ted (Judy), Don (Tiya), Lee (Jodi) and Patrick (Elizabeth); daughter-in-law. Ann Painschab; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; siblings, Harold, Mary Klingelhoets, and Bernadette Reardon.

A Memorial Service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 17, at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly. A Gathering of family and friends was on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Prayer service and continues Monday 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., prior to the Mass, all in the Parish Center of the Church of St. Mary. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.


Jay Shade, 56

Jay Todd Shade, 56, of Buffalo, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, at his residence.

He was born on August 10, 1962 in St. Paul the son of Larry and Beverly (Boyd) Longton.

Jay honorably served his Country in The United States Marines.

He enjoyed music, dogs, Karate and he loved to cook!

Jay was formerly employed in maintenance for the City of Shoreview.

Jay is survived by: his wife, Denise, of Buffalo; a son, Dakota Lee Shade, of Buffalo; his mother, Beverly Neeley; brother, Keith Longton; sister, Barbara Ann Longton, all of Waverly; other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Longton.

No services for Jay Shade will be held.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.


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