Obituaries 2/21/19

Hattie Arnold, 89

Hattie G. Arnold, 89, of Monticello, passed away at 1:35 a.m. on Monday, February 18 at CentraCare Nursing Home after rehabilitation following knee replacement surgery.

Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 413 E. 3rd St., Monticello with Pastor Darren Green officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Interment at Riverside Cemetery in Monticello.

Hattie was born March 14, 1929 in Monticello to Leo and Florence Klatt. She married Glen Arnold on September 23, 1948 in Monticello. She lived her entire life in Monticello.

She worked at various jobs including potato farms, nanny, and cooking at the schools and old hospital. She and Glen worked as janitor at St. Peter Church from 1989 to 1997.

She is survived by: her sons, Douglas and Dennis of Monticello; two grandsons, Russell (Erin) and Brian (Erin); two great-granddaughters, Reagan and Jadyn of Forest Lake; two sisters, Verna Snodgrass, Mabel Liefert; two brothers, Robert Klatt, Larry Klatt, very special friend, Scott Bigelow; and many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by: her son, Dale; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Klatt; brothers, Roger, Delbert, and Gordon; and daughter-in-law, Jaye Papke Arnold.

Peterson Grimsmo is handling arrangements.


Corliss Johnson, 74

Corliss Johnson (Dalbec), 74, of Cold Spring, formerly Buffalo, passed away Monday, February 11. She was born August 6, 1944 in Waverly, the daughter of Henry and Lucienne (Boisvert) Dalbec.

Corliss was raised in the Waverly/Buffalo area and was a 1962 graduate of Buffalo High School. She worked at Boston Scientific and was a school bus driver in Buffalo for 10 years. In 2010, Corliss moved to Cold Spring, and lived there until the time of her passing, to be closer to her family. While in Cold Spring, she cleaned houses and her family will fondly remember her making sure everyone had clean shoes.

Corliss enjoyed spending time with her family and her cat, April. She also enjoyed going on walks, cleaning, baking desserts, having sleepovers and playing go-fish with her grandchildren, and going to the movies with her daughter, Jen, niece, Meme, and grandchildren where she would shake her tub of popcorn and talk throughout the movie. She was very proud of her grandchildren and loved hearing all about their adventures.

She was preceded in death by: her beloved cat, April; parents, Henry and Lucienne Dalbec; brothers, Bruce Dalbec, Bernard “Bud” Dalbec, Barrie Dalbec; and sister, Gretchen Dalbec.

Corliss is survived by: her daughter, Jennifer “Jen” (Bill) Kuhlman; grandchildren, Emily, Jack and Abby Kuhlman; sister, Carol (Dick) Hogan; brothers, Gordon (Woyle) Dalbec, Kevin Dalbec; sisters-in-law, Char Dalbec, Arlene Dalbec, Gloria Dalbec; and many other loving family and friends.

A funeral service for Corliss was held Saturday, February 16, at 1:30 p.m., with visitation beginning at noon, at the Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Ave., Buffalo. Interment will follow at St. Timothy’s Cemetery in Maple Lake.

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.


Anne Nalevanko, 61

Anne L. Nalevanko (Magnuson), 61, of Buffalo, formerly Minnetonka, passed on to her Heavenly Father on February 13, due to metastatic breast cancer. 

Anne will be greatly missed by: husband, Gary; daughter, Emily (Brent) Mohn; son, Eli; mother, Barbara Magnuson; siblings, Michael, James, and Mary; mother-In-Law, Eileen Nalevanko; granddaughters, Kaylee Mohn and Macy Mohn; special aunts, Barb Paris and Sharon (Bill) Hill; nieces and nephews, many extended relatives, and friends.

Preceded in death by: father, Robert Magnuson; grandparents, Stanley and Eileen Magnuson, Wilford and Louise Peterson; special friend and sister-In-Law, Terre Pivec Magnuson; uncles, aunts, and extended relatives.

Anne was born July 12, 1957 and spent most of her life in the Minnetonka area where she met the love of her life, Gary. Gary and Anne were united in holy matrimony on October 21, 1994. They resided and raised their family in Minnetonka until 2014 when they made a pre-retirement move to Buffalo.   

Anne will be foremost remembered for her strong Christian faith, strong devotion to family, and support of Gary as he pursued his dual careers in the biomedical auditing field and as a Minnetonka firefighter.  Anne as a strong people person, primarily worked in the customer service field and as an assistant to the elderly.

Visitation was held Monday February 18, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 302 2nd Street North East in Buffalo. Funeral service at 11:30 a.m. will follow the Visitation at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church with Pastor Ryan Clark and Pastor David Taylor presiding. 12:30 p.m. luncheon at the church followed by interment at Groveland Cemetery, 3300 Woodland Avenue, Minnetonka at 3 p.m.

Gary, Emily, and Eli extend a special thank you to the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, Minneapolis Radiation Oncology, St. Croix Hospice, and all who provided prayers, support, and meals.

Memorials preferred to ProLife Across America or Feed My Starving Children.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” - Ephesians 2:8-9

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.


Gertrude Weller, 79

Gertrude Helen Weller, 79, passed away on February 11. She was born in Zumbrota, Minnesota, on January 26, 1940, to Frank and Lillian (Votava) Warn. She grew up in West St. Paul and attended school there. As a young girl, she spent summers on the Clifford Boeson (her cousin’s) farm.

She loved farm life and animals and named all the cows and pigs. She always wanted to be outside, usually in the garden picking and eating the harvest. When the gardening got to be too much, she’d get together with her brother Ed to enjoy the fruits of his gardening labor. She liked to sing along with the radio and dance at weddings. She loved people, talking with them and arguing with them. She was always right even when she was wrong.

She was energetic and hated being trapped indoors. She had cabin fever all the time and would leave the house at any excuse, even the smallest errand.

Gertrude worked at the Buffalo Walmart for 20 years. She enjoyed working with everyone there. She went to one of the shareholder meetings in Bentonville, Arkansas, and met Mrs. Walton. According to Gertrude, she was a lovely lady.

Gertrude passed away at home north of Howard Lake on February 11. She had reached the age of 79 years and 25 days.

Survivors include: husband, Richard Weller; sons, Frank Bulock and William Roth; daughter, Marla Weller; grandchildren, April and Travis; great-grandchildren, Victoria, Rachel, Arianna, and Baylee; brother, Ed Warn; stepchildren, David (Carol) Weller, Kathleen Portz, Debbie Weller, and Brian Weller; and many step-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: daughter, Dawn; and stepson, Bruce; sisters Alice and Irene; and second husband, George Bulock.

Memorial Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, February 23, at Buffalo Community Assembly of God Church, 206 2nd Avenue NE, Buffalo.

Arrangements with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Howard Lake and Cokato.


Sue Wyckoff, 75

Sue Wyckoff, 75, of Buffalo, passed away in her sleep at 6: 40 a.m. on February 4 at Lake Ridge Care Center.

She was born July 30, 1943 in Cedar Falls, IA to Robert and Mary Louise (Mitze) Burch. She graduated from Sharon High School in 1961, and attended University of New Hampshire and University of Northern Iowa. She earned her AA in Art History from Cypress College in Cypress, Cal.

Sue worked in various jobs throughout her life, including customer service and childcare. She also was an insatiable reader, who always had a book – or several – with her. She started a book club at Lake Ridge, and was enjoying the “Chronicles of Narnia” right up until her final hours.

Her warmth, sense of humor, and kindness brightened many lives, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by: daughter, Annette (James) Nelson; grandchildren, Rebecca Nelson, Cory Nelson, Kelley Nelson, Haley Nelson, and Kames Nelson; siblings, Barbara (Robert) Callahan, Carol (William Faia) Booth, and Robert (Sally) Burch. Sue was preceded in death by: parents, Robert and Mary Louise (Mitze) Burch.

Memorial service for Sue will be held at 3:30 p.m., Feb. 28, in the Friendship Center at Lake Ridge Care Center, 310 Lake Street South, Buffalo.

Special thanks to the staff and volunteers at Lake Ridge Care Center, for taking such good care of Sue. We will always carry her memory in our hearts.


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