Russell Beaudry, 58

Russell Paul Beaudry, 58, of St. Anthony Village, Minn. passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1958 in Buffalo, the son of Earl and LaVerne (Dick) Beaudry. Russell graduated from St. Michael-Albertville High School in 1977. He received a best musician award his senior year. He later attended Dakota County Vo-Tech for two years for Produce Management. He was employed as a salesman for Morrie’s Ford in Minnetonka.

Russell enjoyed skiing, playing music, motorcycles, plants, and being with family and friends.

Survived by: a daughter, Korrine Rule; special friend, Connie Rule; his parents, Earl and LaVerne Beaudry; siblings, Thomas (Susan) Beaudry, Renee (John) Quiles, Michelle (Mike) Dick, Gregg Beaudry, and Roberta (Steve) Becker; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben and Martha Dick, and Emil and Mathilda Beaudry.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Russell Beaudry Wednesday, March 22, 11 a.m., at the Church of St. Albert’s in Albertville, with Father Peter Richards as the Celebrant and with interment at St. Albert’s Cemetery. A visitation Wednesday, March 22 at the church an hour prior to Mass.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home served the family.


Ramona Becker, 91

Ramona L. “Toots” Becker, 91, of Loretto, Minn. passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

She was born Sept. 29, 1925 to Simon and Rose (Hutter) Roehl in Hamel, Minn.

Toots was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Becker Sr., son, Joseph Becker Jr., and an infant son.

She is survived by: her daughters, Rozanne (Rich) Arens, Judy (Bill) Thunberg, Jeanne (Curt) Dockter, Pam (Rob Johnson), and Teresa (Tony) Maher; daughter-in-law, Jean Becker; 18 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 18 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto. Visitation Saturday at the church prior to Mass.  Interment at the church cemetery.

A special thank you to the staff at the Legacy of Delano memory care for the compassionate care that our mother received.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.


Marcella Faue, 90

Marcella Esther Faue (Ebert), 90, passed away March 19, 2017 at Park View Care Center in Buffalo Minn.

She was born July 16, 1926 in Corcoran Township, Hennepin County, the daughter of Erick and Olivia (Roepke) Ebert.  Marcella was baptized Aug. 15, 1926 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Corcoran by Pastor H.R. Klemp.  She was confirmed at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church on May 12, 1940 by Pastor W.C. Barlau. Her confirmation verse was Hebrews 13:5 “Be content with such things as you have; for he hath said, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”

Marcella was married to Emery Faue on March 10, 1945 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Erwin E. Schroeder.

She is survived by: children, Marcia (Jack) Schalo, Judy (Elrey) Grambart and Robert (Linda) Faue; grandchildren, Carrie, Andrea, Rachel, Karen, Mike, Missy, and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Emma, April, Abbi, Lucas, Sophia, Owen, Charlotte, and Jasmine; brothers, Harvey Ebert and Bruce Peterson; sister, Patty Hanson; sister-in-law, Verdell Faue-Schlief; brother-in-law, Al Berge; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Erick and Olivia Ebert; husband, Emery; brother and sister-in-law, Donald (Marion) Ebert; sister-in-law, Mabel Ebert; seven brothers-in-law; and five sisters-in-law.

Funeral services for Marcella will be held Friday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church. Officiating at the service is Pastor Matthew P. Johnson. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Luncheon to follow at church.

Casket bearers will be: Terry Galle, Chris Friendshuh, Eduardo Arruda, Mike Faue, Jacob Faue, and Karen Oudekerk. Honorary casket bearers are Lucas Arruda and Owen Oudekerk.

Serving the family, the Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville.


Karen Grife, 68

Karen Lea Grife (nee Mattson), 68, died on March 15, 2017 after two years of struggling with cancer.  She died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd surrounded by her loving family.

Her young son, Ryan, and her parents, Walter and Corrinne Mattson, preceded her in death.

Karen was born and raised in Buffalo, Minn.  After graduation, she married her loving husband, Leonard, on Nov. 26, 1966.  Last year, they celebrated 50 years of marriage.  They made their home in Outing, Minn. After her children graduated, Karen returned to school and fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse at Regional Human Services Center - Four Winds Lodge.

She is survived by: her husband, Lenny; daughter, Danielle (Sean Metz); grandchildren, Lindsey (Patrick Gross), Meghan, Ryan, Derek, and Ronnie; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Timothy Gross; son, Matthew Grife (Toni); grandchildren, Jacob and Jamie; foster son, Jim Goette (Kathy Lee) and Kathy’s daughter, Nicole Lee; sisters, Nancy McAfee (Rolfe), Roxanne Schaaf (Bob) and Susan Lindquist; brothers, Steven Mattson (Patricia) and Mark Mattson (Donna); sister-in-law, JoAnne Bukowski; many nieces and nephews; and her loving little black lab mix, Jazz.

The celebration of life service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 20 at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Minn. She will be laid to rest with her son, Ryan, at Lakeview Cemetery.


Betty Hettinger, 81

Betty Lou Hettinger, 81, of Buffalo passed away March 17, 2017 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Betty was born in Montalba, Texas Jan. 21, 1936.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Johnny Lock and Zula (Smith) Lock; a sister, Laura Hadley; and brothers, David Lock, Billie Lock, James Lock, and John Lock, all residents of Texas.

She is survived by: a son, Paul Hettinger (Mamie); a daughter, Mary Hettinger of Buffalo; sisters, Margaret Moore of New Caney, Texas and Martha Blanton of Moore, Okla.; brothers, Joe (Mary) Lock of New Caney, Texas and Sammie Lock of Texarkana, Ark.; five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Betty lived in Crowley, La. until 1986, when she moved to Buffalo. She was a cook for many years at local restaurants; she retired after working as a cashier at Gordy’s Foods in downtown Buffalo.

She enjoyed playing computer and video games, reading, puzzle books, and watching her favorite TV show, “COPS.” She was faithful to the Lord and loved her family with all her heart; she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A Memorial Service for Betty Lou Hettinger will be held on Friday, March 24, 11 a.m., at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.  A visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday in the Peterson Chapel.


Cynthia Hoffman, 58

Cynthia Joan Hoffman was born to Edward and Laura Mae (Sawatzke) Hoffman on March 23, 1958 in Buffalo, Minn. She passed away on March 4, 2017 in Buffalo.

Preceded in death by her father, Edward, and nephew, Matthew Schire.

Survived by: her mother, Laura Mae; siblings, Robert (Robin) Hoffman, Bill Hoffman (Jane Senkyr) and Bruce (Donna Fay) Hoffman; nieces and nephews, Shelly (Doug) Walters, Scott, Ryan, Jeffrey, Keith, and Rachelle Hoffman; and great-nieces and nephews, Carlee Brady and Camryn Walters, and McKenna and Calton Hoffman.

A private family service took place on March 9 at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, with Fr. Kenneth O’Hotto officiating, and burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waverly.


Michael Korblick, 53

Michael “Mike” Anthony Korblick Sr., 53, of Monticello, Minn. passed away at his home on March 15, 2017.

Memorial service on Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m., with a visitation one hour prior to the service, at the Peterson Chapel, St. Michael, Minn.

Mike was born on March 17, 1963 to Anthony and Marilyn (Jordan) Korblick in Waconia, Minn. Following the passing of Mike’s father, Anthony, in 1972, his mother, Marilyn, married James Walters. Mike graduated from Delano High School in 1981.

On Sept. 3, 1983, he married Barbara Bohall at the Beebe Lake Chapel.  Mike worked as a bus driver for Don’s Bus Company and Hoglund Bus Company for over 28 years. Mike loved to camp, barbeque, fish, and travel. He truly adored and loved spending time with his family, and especially his grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Marilyn, son, Christopher, and grandson, Connor.

Survived by: his wife, Barb Korblick of Monticello; son, Mike (Crystal) Korblick Jr. of Buffalo; daughter, Sara Korblick of Monticello; grandchildren, Joey, Jacob, Ava (Goomba), and Elias (Buford); and father, James Walters of Delano.

The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael/Albertville is serving the family.


Milo Magnan, 69

Milo Magnan, 69, died unexpectedly March 13, 2017.

Milo was born on May 6, 1947 in Brainerd, Minn. to Maurice and Alice (Kraklau) Magnan. He grew up on their family farm in the St. Mathias area.

He was united in holy matrimony to Donna Magnan on July 5, 1969.

After graduating from Alexandria Technical College, where he met Donna, he started his career with Tonka Toys in 1969.  Through the years, he also worked at Red Owl Corporation, McQuay Snyder General and finished his career at Carlson Company until his retirement in 2011.

Milo enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at his family cabin. He had a witty sense of humor and was generous to all. He survived many misadventures and mishaps through the years to provide amusement for others. His talented brother, Valere, wrote a book of short stories about his exciting exploits. After surviving the odds for many years, which most wouldn’t have, God called him home as mom was missing him.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Donna; parents, Maurice and Alice; and siblings, Valere, Norma, Louis, and Lucille.

Milo is survived by: his children, Cindy (Mike) Jensen, Chad Magnan and Christie (Jason) Eckstrom; grandchildren, Brandon and Katie Oswald, Nathan Jensen, and Mackenzie and Madeline Magnan; one sister-in-law, Leatte Magnan; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 17 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Delano. Visitation Thursday, March 16, continuing Friday prior to Mass, all in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment at the Mount Olive East Cemetery, Delano.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.


Judith Malachek, 73

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 24 from 4-8 p.m. at the Daniel Funeral Home in Clearwater, Minn. for Judith “Judy” Ann Malachek, 73, of Clearwater, who died on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Country Manor Nursing Home in Sartell, Minn.  Burial of her cremated remains will be at a later date.

Judy was born on Aug. 19, 1943 in Hopkins, Minn., the daughter of Joseph and Georgina (Schimanski) Henson. She grew up in Hopkins and moved to Maple Lake after she married Wayne Malachek.  Maple Lake is where she raised her three children until 1997, when she moved to Clearwater, which has been her home since that time.

She worked as a cashier for many years at the Clearwater Travel Plaza and later at the Hasty Truck Stop until she retired in 2013. Judy enjoyed gardening, planting flowers, feeding the birds, and reading books.  She also loved being with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son Joseph John, and two brothers Tom and Joe Henson.

She is survived by: her three children, Charlie (Terri), Todd (Judy), all of Maple Lake, and Lori (David) Hangsleben of Solway, Minn.; two grandchildren, Hailee and Hunter Malachek of Maple Lake; two sisters, Patricia (Frank) Davidson of St. Charles, Mo. and Sharon Fallon of Baudette, Minn.; three brothers, Don (Betty) Henson of Deephaven, Minn., Bob Henson of Minnesota and Jim Roberts of Minneapolis; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.


Clarence Matter, 87

Clarence E. “Buzz” Matter, 87, of Delano passed away March 17, 2017 with his family by his side.

He was born on July 5, 1929 in Delano, Minn. to Clarence, Sr. and Goldie (Keplinger) Matter. Buzz lived and worked on the family farm his whole life, being the only son with six sisters.

He married his high school sweetheart, Virginia Dunn. Buzz also worked as a bus driver and enjoyed coffee with friends after the morning jobs were completed. Buzz loved spending time with his family. He had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed socializing with others. After retiring, Buzz enjoyed fishing and sharing his catch with loved ones.

Buzz was preceded in death by: his parents, Clarence and Goldie; sisters, Dorothy Jamma, Pam Zins and Bonnie Pawelk; and daughter-in-law, Pam Matter.

He is survived by: his wife of 66 years, Virginia; children, Dan (special friend Terri), Debbie (Doug) Motzko, Denise (Steve) Fahy, Duane (Janice), and Darcy (Curt) Johnson; grandchildren, Dan (Erin) Matter, Jr., Jeff (Jenny) Holovnia, Tristan (Jon) Mors, Paul (Aumori) Matter, Laura Matter (fiancé Jeremy Spike), Lee Johnson, Jeremiah Johnson, Jeanine (Joel) Pantzke, Shelly (Ken) Theis, Carrie (Derek) Lindberg, Nicole (Gary) Holman, Nate Matter (special friend Kari Schroeder), Travis Johnson, and Katelyn Johnson; 19 great-grandchildren, Asher, Emma, Dalton, Weston, Adlyn, Braxton, Ben, Alex, Haley, Mila, Brock, Tyler, Chandler, Alec, Garrett, Chloe, Skyler, Lydia, and Austin; sisters, Marian Boll, Vivian Herrman and Betty Boll; and many other relative and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Delano, with visitation and Rosary service Tuesday (continued Wednesday), all in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment at the Calvary Cemetery, Delano.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home of Delano.


Joseph Reardon, 89

Joseph Donald “Joe” Reardon, 89, of Waverly passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

He was born Oct. 4, 1927 to Charles and Adelaide (Claessen) Reardon in Marysville Township, Minn.

Joe was a longtime salesman for Millerbernd Manufacturing. He served in the Merchant Marine and eventually the U.S. Army following World War II, being Honorably Discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Joe was an active member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He was a lifelong faithful active member of St. Mary’s Parish. He loved to tinker on small engines and outboard motors.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Mary; and siblings, Robert Reardon, Teresa Zeleny, Anita Ostman, and Dennis Reardon.

He is survived by: his daughters, Karen (George) Foede and Cindy (Wayne) Boman; five grandchildren, Skip (Becky) Johnson, Shannon (Nabel) Benalshaikh, Bryce (Melissa) Boman, Bryan (Nicole) Boman, and Evan (Kate) Boman; fifteen great-grandchildren, Brittany Johnson, Jehnah Benalshaikh, Mahdi Benalshaikh, Shakura Benalshaikh, Rebecca Boman, Anna Boman, Wyatt Boman, Kiefer Boman, Laine Boman, Connor Boman, Sadie Boman, Scarlett Boman, Amanda Rolfson, Kathleen Rolfson, and Kimberly Rolfson; three great-great-grandchildren, Odin Starkey, Kylee Starkey and Navaeh Rolfson; and siblings, Jeanne Painschab, Harold Reardon, Mary (Don) Klingelhoets, and Berni Reardon.

Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 20 at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly, Minn. Visitation Sunday, March 19 in the St. Mary’s Parish Center with a prayer  service. Visitation continued Monday in the parish center prior to Mass.  Interment at the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.


Elizabeth Reinert, 84

Elizabeth L. “Bette” Reinert, 84, formerly of Waverly, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Elim Home of Watertown.

She was born on July 27, 1932 in Winsted, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Haekenkamp) Stifter.  Bette graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Waverly in 1950.

On April 10, 1951, Elizabeth L. “Bette” Stifter and John V. “Jack” Reinert were joined in holy matrimony. God blessed their marriage with six children.

Bette loved her grandchildren! She also enjoyed gardening, visiting the sick and elderly, swimming, and walking.

She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Bette was a Eucharistic minister, was involved with bible study groups and also taught religious education classes.

Survived by: six children, Ken (Wanda) Reinert, Michael (Patricia) Reinert, Joan (John) Sandquist, George (Patty) Reinert, Greg “Bean” (Linda) Reinert, and Susan (Christian) Krug; 20 grandchildren, Nathan and Phillip Schmidt, Nicole Martin, Megan Hughes, Blake Schaaf, Katie and Thom Reinert, Drew and Ryan Sandquist, Sara Varner, Chris Reinert, Jill Zimmerman, Elizabeth Reinert, Abby Borer, Eric, Holly, Joe, and Lily Reinert, and Nicole and Tyler Krug; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Sally Pususta, Cletus and Arnold Stifter; and other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by: husband, John V. “Jack” Reinert; daughter-in-law, Deb Reinert; parents, Joseph and Mary Stifter; and sisters, Mildred, Loretta, Lonnie, and Jean.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Elizabeth L. “Bette” Reinert will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Father Kenneth O’Hotto will be the Celebrant. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 in the church, with Prayer Service 7:00 p.m.  Further visitation at the church Thursday morning, March 23 an hour prior to Mass. Private interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waverly.

Casket bearers will be grandsons: Nathan Schmidt, Phillip Schmidt, Thom Reinert, Drew Sandquist, Ryan Sandquist, Chris Reinert, Eric Reinert, and Joe Reinert.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.


Lowell Schrupp, 80

Lowell Hubert Schrupp, 80, passed away at Good Samaritan Home in Howard Lake on March 20, 2017.

He was on the Wright County Fair Board 23 years and a member of MQHRA (Minnesota Quarter Horse Racing Association).

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake with visitation one hour prior to services at the church.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake.

A complete obituary is forthcoming.


Sandra Westrum

Sandra “Sandy” Westrum of Buffalo, Minn. passed away in Buffalo on March 20, 2017.

Funeral service on Thursday, March 23, 11 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Buffalo with one-hour visitation on Thursday before the service at the church. Interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waverly, Minn.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo is serving the family.

A complete obituary is forthcoming.