Obituaries 10/10/19

James Gilland Sr., 84

James J. Gilland Sr., age 84, born on June 4, 1935. Our loving, unique, caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, went to sleep in death on October 1, 2019.

James was preceded in death by: parents, George and Delores; and sons, Keith and Tony. He is survived by: loving wife, Peggy; sons, Bill (Linda), James Jr. (Barb), and Jason (Leah); sister, Marlys; daughters, Francine (Marcus), Faith (Jeff) and Tamara (Corey); many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jim graduated from Humboldt High School in 1954. He was a drummer in the high school marching band. He had a barber shop in Buffalo, coached kid’s hockey, worked for Wright County Ambulance and retired from Northwest Airlines in 2000. As he said, “because my stories can go on forever,” we eagerly look forward to being with him again in paradise here on earth (Revelation 21:4).

Donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation in lieu of flowers preferred. Memorial services will be held on October 26 at Little Mountain Elementary School, 9350 Fallon Ave NE, Monticello at 2:00 p.m.


Beatrice Hausladen, 77

Beatrice Marie Hausladen, age 77, of Waverly, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019. She was born on June 17, 1942 to Charles and Helen (Murphy) Goodridge in Hollywood Township.

Beatie loved her family and grandchildren. She loved to work in her garden on the flowers, cook amazing meals, to sing and to dance, shopping the garage sales and everything to do with Waverly. She was an active Waverly Booster, whether for her church, fire department or anyone that asked for help, Beatie showed her huge heart and was always willing to help throughout her life. She worked for a period of time as a switchboard operator in the Watertown telephone company. She was a homemaker and later in life, she was a cashier at the Buffalo Walmart.

Beatie was preceded in death by: her parents, Charles and Helen Goodridge; sister, Mary Ann Dressen and an infant brother, Benjamin; parents-in-law, Joseph and Hildegard Hausladen. She is survived by: her husband, Kenneth of 60 years; children, Ken (Debby) Hausladen, Deb (Walt) Lofquist, Denise (David) Fournier, Kevin Hausladen, Charles Hausladen, Mary (Gary) Millerbernd, Donald (Alycia) Hausladen, Joseph (Dana) Hausladen, Jeff (Cheri) Hausladen, Jessie (Rodney) Motzko, Greg (Laura) Hausladen, Andy (Tracy) Hausladen, Angela (Jake) Karels; 36 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three on the way; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019 at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Visitation was from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on Monday in the St. Mary’s Parish Center prior to the Mass.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, Minnesota. 


Jerome Newman, 86

Jerome Phillip Newman, age 86, of Buffalo, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 6, 2019. He was born June 10, 1933 in Minneapolis, the son of Gordon and Esther (Vogel) Newman.

Jerome graduated from Watertown High School with the class of 1951 and furthered his education at the University of Minnesota. He enjoyed his work as a metal and wood fabricator for displays for conventions and trade shows, until his retirement in 1996.

On June 17, 1951, Jerome Newman and Lucille Lunow were united in marriage in Young America, MN. The two were blessed with three sons: Terry, Michael, Mark.

Jerome enjoyed fishing, tending to his rain garden, reading, and A.A. He was very involved in A.A. by being a speaker, mentor, helping people anywhere he was, and he achieved 48 years of sobriety. Jerome was also known for being an imaginative inventor and idea man!

He was preceded in death by: his son, Terry Newman; daughter-in-law, Patricia Newman; parents, Gordon and Esther Newman; parents-in-law, Edwin and Corda Lunow; and brother, Roger (Margie) Newman.

Jerome is survived by: his loving wife, Lucille Newman; sons, Michael (Robert) Newman, Mark (Kathy) Newman; daughter-in-law, Laura Newman; four grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Sandy (Bill) Rathkamp; brother-in-law, Larry (Barb) Lunow; and beloved dog, Molly.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

Serving the family was The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.


Phyllis Smith, 91

Phyllis Smith, age 91, of Buffalo, passed away on October 6, 2019.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, crocheting but most of all, Phyllis loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.

Phylis was preceded in death by: her husband, Maurice “Bud” Smith; parents, Frank and Ina Kriss; aunts, Clara Wikel and Bette Grossnickle; uncles, Henry and Erwin Wikel.

She is survived by: her daughters, Cynthia (Sam) Khalil and Molly (Lyn) Payne; grandchildren, Pierre (Kari) Khalil, Elisabeth (Nathan) Arcand, Alexander Payne, Dr. Robert (Karissa) Payne, Christina (Karl) Thinessen and David Payne; special friend, Jack E. Johnson.

A special thanks to The Glenn of Buffalo, Buffalo Hospital and Fairview Hospice for their compassionate care to Phyllis and her family. 

Private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Phyllis loved caring for animals please send donations to the Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley.


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