Obituaries 10/3/19

Richard Arne, 87

Richard O. Arne, age 87, of Delano passed away on September 21, 2019.  

Dick was born in Benson, in 1931 to Oscar G. and Florence J. Arne. He worked as a jeweler in Delano and then in their home. He also was a long-time dairy manager at Holmquist’s grocery store in Buffalo. He loved to talk to people and often said his job was really just talking to customers. He loved to tell stories over and over and over again. He had a great sense of humor.

Dick married his sweetheart Esther Rancour in 1962 and they lived in Delano their entire marriage.     

Dick was preceded in death by: his father, mother and only sibling, Raymond J. Arne. He is survived by: his wife, Esther;  children, Theresa (Tim) Coyne, Thomas (Debra) Arne, Cecilia (Scott) Chastek, Mary (Jeff) Chastek and Daniel (Nikki) Arne; grandchildren, Nicole (Steven) Figueroa, Timothy (Demitria) Coyne, Travis Cichon, Shannon (Ashlyn) Cichon, Joshua (Amy) Chastek, Tasha (Frank) Simmons, Stephenie (Sam) Weber, Crystal Chastek, Noah (Krista) Arne, Samuel; and 14 great-grandchildren.  

We all loved him very much, and he will be greatly missed.

Dick and Esther were visiting Arizona for the winter upon his death.

Funeral will be held in March upon Esther’s return.  


Kenneth Huston, 72

Kenneth Charles Huston, age 72, of Buffalo, passed away September 26, 2019.

He was born on January 6, 1947 to Albert and Mildred (Carlson) Huston. Ken grew up in Buffalo and attended high school there. He enlisted to serve with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He proudly served his country for 4 years, from 1964-1968.

He then returned to Buffalo following his time in the military and worked for Huston Sports and also for the City of Buffalo, up until his retirement in 2005.

Kenneth was joined in marriage to Diane Wandersee on July 12, 1979 in Alexandria. The two recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

In his retirement years, he enjoyed going up north to hunt for deer with his brothers, and loved taking his grandsons fishing. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, creating special memories with them. He and Diane went on many vacations together to Mexico, where he loved to go deep sea fishing.

He was an accomplished gardener, and could grow beautiful roses and perfect tomatoes, among other vegetables. He took special pride in his garden and landscaping the yard to perfection.

Ken was also a member of the local VFW and Legion for 51 years.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; sister, Sharon; and brother, Dale.

Ken is survived by: his loving wife of 40 years, Diane; step-son, Jeff (Holly) Poliwoda; grandchildren, Zachary, Hunter, and Nicholas; brothers, Donald (Gerrie), Larry (Diane), and Chester (Doris); sister, Jean (Eugene) Dischinger; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and friends.

There will be graveside service with military honors provided to commemorate his time in the Navy on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to


Cecil Mies, 77

Cecil (Pete) Anthony Mies, age 77, of Buffalo, passed away on September 29, 2019 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, after a short but intense battle with cancer.

A Celebration of Life reception will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, at the Buffalo American Legion. A Prayer Service will be held at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow. A private interment will be held at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.

Cecil Anthony Mies was born September 22, 1942 in Litchfield, the son of Stephan and Eleanor (Arens) Mies.

On September 23, 1961, Cecil was united in marriage to Mary Mitchell at St. Phillips Catholic Church in Litchfield. It was Mary that first gave him the nickname of “Pete” that many knew him by to this day. He worked for many years as a Truck Dispatcher, before starting his own business C&M Heating and Air Conditioning. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping, and spending time at their cabin in Hill City. He also enjoyed playing cards and was always ready for a game.

Cecil is survived by: his wife, Mary; his daughters, Susan (Gary) McDowell, of San Antonio, TX, Ann Bogren, of Buffalo, and Nancy (Russ) Engfer, of Buffalo; his sons, Peter (Janine) Mies, of Buffalo, Tony (Margaret) Mies, of Eden Prairie, and Michael Mies, of Buffalo; grandsons, Nathan (Cailin) Engfer and Nicholas Engfer; granddaughters, Samantha (Nathan) Keehr, Aimee and Kelsey Bogren, Elizabeth Mies, Mallory and Sydney Mies and great-granddaughter, Scarlett Keehr; brother, Herb (Clara) Mies of Sauk Center; sister, Mary Olson, of Willmar; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by: his parents; and brothers, Ivan, Harold and infant Francis.


Dawn Mohrmann, 64

Dawn Alene Mohrmann, age 64, of Buffalo, passed away Monday, September 23, 2019. She was born November 24, 1954, the daughter of Dwain and June (Alderson) Duske.

Dawn graduated from Robbinsdale High School with the class of 1972. She enjoyed camping, hunting, playing horseshoes, canning, and spending time with family and friends -especially with her grandchildren.

On November 22, 1975, Dawn Duske and Richard Mohrmann were united in marriage.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Richard Mohrmann; parents, Dwain and June Duske; and siblings, Dale, Duke, Denise and Diane.

Dawn is survived by: her children, Tammie Korbel (Jason), Kent Mohrmann; grandchildren, Brandi, Alisa, Davianna, Kazin; great-granddaughter, Amelia; brothers, David Duske (Peggy), Patrick Alderson; and other relatives and friends.

A visitation for Dawn will be held Saturday, October 5, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.


Victoria Ollerich, 74

Victoria Jean Ollerich, age 74, of Buffalo, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2019.

She was born on August 9, 1945 in Sioux Falls, SD to August and Gladys (Jenks) Ollerich. She spent her childhood growing up on the family farm and graduated from O’Gorman High School in 1963. She attended SDSU, where she met her future husband, Dennis Trisler and the two were joined in marriage in November of 1966. They were blessed with two children: Michael Keith and Michelle Lee. They made their home in Bloomington, MN.

In addition to being a devoted mother and grandmother, Vickie also had a career in the Real Estate and Mortgage business.

She was friendly, compassionate and a natural caretaker at heart.  She cared deeply about other people’s well-being and expressed that every chance she could. Whether that was attending a concert, sporting event, celebrating a birthday/holiday, or to lend an ear/shoulder, or just to spend time together, Vickie was always there.

Vickie loved spending time tending to her flower gardens, hiking, traveling, sewing, and reading. Being in nature with her Creator and time spent with her family and friends filled her heart and soul.  

Vickie is survived by: her children, Michael Trisler and Michelle (Correy) Farniok; grandchildren, Mitchell Trisler, Joey, Andrew and Corrine Farniok; siblings, Bill (Kathie) Ollerich, Mary Ollerich, Jim (Edith) Ollerich, Mike Ollerich, Bob Ollerich; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, October 4, at 3:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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


Marvin Scheuble, 96

Marvin Henry Scheuble, age 96, of Montrose passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

He was born on May 19, 1923 in Waconia the son of Alfred G. & Elizabeth (Vossen) Scheuble.

On June 6, 1944, Marvin Scheuble and Ellen Babatz were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with eleven children.

Marvin owned and operated M. Scheuble Trucking for many years. He also drove school bus for District #877 for thirty-two years.  

Marvin was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly and served as a longtime usher. He was a former thirty-year member of The Montrose Fire Department and formerly served as a Wright County Sheriff Reserve.

Marvin is survived by: his loving wife of seventy-five years, Ellen Scheuble; children, Rick (Shirley) Scheuble of Outing, Judy DeMars of Buffalo, Peggy (Dewey) Cardinal of Montrose, Darlene (Ron) Otto of Winsted, Renee (Dave) Hausladen of Montrose, Jan (Mike) Rasset of Montrose, Gary (Susan Brannan) Scheuble of Montrose, Debbie (Steve) Loebertmann  of Buffalo, RoseMary (Jim) Woitalla of Annandale and Lori (Tom) Stifter of Mayer; 29 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren;  a sister-in-law, Norma Babatz of Spring Park; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by: a son, Melvin J. Scheuble killed in action in Vietnam on July 2, 1968; a son-in-law, Vince DeMars; a grandson, Lucas Rasset; his parents; a sister, Dorothy Scheuble; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Mary Babatz; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margaret (Tom) Salonek, Bill (Mae) Babatz Sr., Mary (Charlie) Motzko, Agnes (Joe Pollock) (Del Pfeifer), Florence (Ervin) Cardinal and John “Jack” Babatz.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Marvin Scheuble was held on Tuesday, October 1, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Father Kenneth O’Hotto was the celebrant. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery. A visitation was held at the church on Monday, September 30, 4-8 p.m. A prayer service was held at 7:30 p.m. Further visitation was held at the church Tuesday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m.  

Pall Bearers were grandsons: Alan Scheuble, Chris DeMars, Jason Cardinal, Greg Otto, Cory Hausladen, and Jacob Rasset.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to


Ervin Wachman, 81

Ervin A. Wachman, age 81, of Delano passed away peacefully at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia on Saturday, September 28, 2019 with his loving family by his side. He was born on April 8, 1938 to Raymond and Eleanora Wachman in St. Martin, MN. His family later moved to the Loretto area in 1951.

He was united in marriage to Darlene L. Minge on May 25, 1957 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto. After moving to Delano in 1963, Erv and Darlene raised their five children together and spent the next 56 years in their beloved family home at 205 West Bridge Avenue. Even after all their years together, Erv still lovingly referred to Dar as his “beautiful bride.”

As the patriarch of the family, Erv was very proud of each member and they were just as proud of him. He led by example by instilling his incredible work ethic to his entire family. Erv was a life-long MN Twins fan and watched every single game, he loved beating most everyone at a game of euchre, he enjoyed 40 years of fishing trips to Canada, and he always had a hearty appetite for Dar’s fabulous home cooked meals.

He was a proud union laborer (#563) for 25 years but had to retire early in 1994 due to a shattered ankle accident that occurred while scrapping. Once recovered, he started his second career as “Scrappy/Scrap Iron Erv.” He truly was the hardest working man his family knew.

Erv was preceded in death by: his parents; his brother, Walter; and his sister, Arlene. He is survived by: his loving wife of 62 years, Darlene; children, Ervin Jr. (Shelly) Wachman, Clyde (Beth) Wachman, Juanita (Pete) Hayes, Mary (Patrick) Yantes, and Jodi Solberg Wachman; grandchildren, Peter (Amanda) Wachman, Thomas Wachman, and Ellie Wachman, Ashley (Andy) Colberg, Abby (Coty) Cummings, Karli (Jon) Neilson, Chelsey Knop, and Chloe Knop, Samantha Yantes, Andrew (Brit) Solberg, Molly, Max and Maggie Hayes; and great-grandchildren, Parker Neilson, Katelyn, Kenna and Kyree Colberg.

Erv is also survived by: sisters, Millie Arens, Betty (Duane) Schliinz, and Elaine Dorn; and many loving brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and good, good friends.

Erv was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, and uncle. Erv will be deeply missed, loved and remembered by so many.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 3 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Delano. Visitation, was held Wednesday, October 2, 4-7 p.m., with 7 p.m. Prayer Service. Visitation continues Thursday, 10-11 a.m. prior to Mass all at Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home of Delano.


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