Obituaries 9/26/19

Letitia Dick, 89

Letitia “Tish” Catherine Dick, age 89, of St. Michael, left this earth peacefully on Monday, September 23, 2019. She was born August 11, 1930 in St. Michael, the daughter of Vincent and Ida (Daleiden) Zachman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, September 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m., at St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael with Father Joe Zabinski as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with parish prayers at 7:00 p.m., at The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael.

Letitia was united to Ralph in holy marriage on May 20, 1950 at St. Michael Catholic church. The couple resided in St. Michael. God blessed their marriage with nine children.

Letitia was a faithful, life-long active member of St. Michael Catholic Church, generously giving her time to RCIA. She also volunteered at the nursing home and enjoyed many hours gardening and found great joy in sharing her produce with others.

Survivors include: her children, Nancy Hancock (Dave), Gregg Dick (Leslie), Mary Hackenmueller (Paul), Sharon Jude (Larry), Mike Dick (Michelle), Patty Plude (Jeff), David Dick, Tom Dick (Bonnie), Joe Dick (Jodi); 24 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren, Mike Hancock, Lance (Heather) and son Oliver Hancock, Blake (Tamara) and daughter Talla Hancock, Elliot (Allee) and daughter Isla Hancock, Chris (Daryl) and children Marcus, Madelyn, Mollie Boeckers, Michelle (Aaron) and children Chase, Carson, Kennedy Stupar, Kim (Bryan) and daughters Aubrey, Autumn, Adalyn Thayer, Vince (Jessica) and children Summer, Zachary, Brady Hackenmueller, Brian (fiancée Amanda) and daughters Emmeline, Mirabelle Hackenmueller, Eric (Christina) and children Alis, Gwen Hackenmueller, Nick (Jane) and son William Jude, Ashley (Matt) and children Kiera, Grayson, Graham Hanson, Letitia (Stephen) Hanson, Jacob (Joan) and daughters Arabella, Paisley Dick, Ben (fiancée Alicia) and sons Boston, Nash Dick, Adam (Keri) and daughters Hayley, Ella Plude, Andrew (Brittany) and sons Henry, Otto Plude, Brittany (Joe) and son Carter Nelson, Daniel Dick, Sara Dick, Megan Dick, Isabelle Dick, Aly Heurung, Riley Heurung; and many other family and friends.

Letitia was preceded in death by: her husband, Ralph Dick; parents, Vincent and Ida Zachman; parents-in-law, Lambert and Mollie Dick; brother, Lowell Zachman (LaDonna); brother-in-law, Lloyd Dick (Rita); and infant grandson, Ken Hackenmueller.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the St. Michael Catholic School.

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


Florence Greeninger, 94

Florence Elizabeth Greeninger, age 94, of St. Paul and formerly of St. Michael, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 at The Episcopal Home in St. Paul.

She was born on March 16, 1925 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Paul and Elizabeth (Walsh) Liemandt.

On September 13, 1947, Florence Liemandt and Chester Sultze were joined in holy marriage. God blessed their marriage with three children.  Chester preceded her in death in February of 1991.

On September 18, 1993, Florence Sultze and Bernard Greeninger were joined in holy marriage. He preceded her in death in September of 2000.

Florence was formerly employed in bookkeeping and payroll at Jones Press.

She enjoyed sewing, canning and helping others!

Florence was a former member of Mary Queen of Peace-St. Walburga Campus. She volunteered at her Church and at The Wellstead of Rogers.  Florence was a past 4-H leader and also delivered Meals on Wheels.

Survived by: her loving children, Rosemary Kapsch of West St. Paul and Bill (Debbie) Sultze of Oxford, Michigan; a son-in-law, David Maue of Lebanon, Indiana; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Bernadette Hendrikson of Florida; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husbands, Florence was preceded in death by: her parents; a daughter, Kathryn “Kathy” Maue; by sisters, Lorraine Kelly and Delrose Meehl; and by a brother, Jerome Liemandt

A Mass of Christian Burial for Florence Greeninger will be held on Saturday, September 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Mary Queen of Peace-St. Walburga Campus. Father Andrew Stueve will be the Celebrant. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 27th from 6-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. Further visitation will be held on Saturday, September 28 one hour prior to Mass at the church.

Memorials are suggested for Food for the Poor.

Casket Bearers will be grandchildren: Marty Kapsch, Chester Kapsch, Paul Maue, Andre Maue, Ross Maue, Natalie Moore and Rachael Henderson.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to


Percy Marquette, 80

Percy Perry Marquette, age 80, of Buffalo passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at his residence surrounding by family.

He was born on September 14, 1939 in Marysville Township, Wright County, the son of Wallace and Emma (Persian) Marquette.

Percy graduated in 1957 from Buffalo High School.

He honorably served his Country in The United States Army for thirty years. He retired as a Sergeant-Major from the Berlin Brigade (Germany) after a distinguished career that included high-profile assignments in Germany, Korea, Vietnam, the Netherlands and Belgium.

After retiring, Percy traveled to over 80 countries.  His hobbies included fishing and woodworking. He was a teacher, mentor and leader to people from all cultures and walks of life. He was generous to those he felt were deserving and believed in doing a job right or not at all.  He was a great storyteller, often with a funny smile that left you wondering if it was fact or fiction. 

He is survived by: his wife, Ana; a daughter, Angelica (Tommy) Hackney, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; a granddaughter, Alexandra Marie Hackney; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by: his former wife, Gisela with whom he retained a close friendship; his parents; and by eight siblings, Jim, Alvin “Jack,” and Harland Marquette, Beulah Stoppelman, Joyce Gruenhagen, Verona Bruska, Myrtle Gruenhagen and Rozella “Rosie” Zander.

A visitation was held on Thursday, September 19, from 4-8 p.m., at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Funeral services for Percy Marquette were held on Friday, September 20, at 2:00 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo.  There was a one-hour visitation prior to the service. Pastor Dave Taylor officiated. Internment with military rites followed at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo. A Fellowship Supper followed after the internment at Huikko’s Bowling and Entertainment Center, 1207 Hwy. 25 N, Buffalo.

Casket Bearers were David Gruenhagen, Brian Gruenhagen, Dean Stoppelman, Theresa (Marquette) Johnson, Ron Marquette, Perry Marquette, Tom Zander and Seth Bragg.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to




Orville Schuman, 89

Orville LeRoy Schuman, age 89, of St. Michael, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019. He was born April 12, 1930 in Montrose, the son of Arthur and Luella (Schaunamann) Schumann.

Orville grew up in Watertown. He was a faithful member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield.

Orville enjoyed bowling with his bowling league for 50 years, watching football and baseball- he was an avid Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan, vacations up north with his family, and joyfully teasing his grandchildren.

On October 14, 1951, Orville Schuman and Glenora Lieder were united in marriage. The two were blessed with three children: Gordie, Gayle and Mark.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Arthur and Luella Schumann; infant sibling; sisters, LaDonna Lange, Janice Major; and brother, Darvin Schumann.

Orville is survived by: his loving wife of 67 years, Glenora Schuman; children, Gordie (Sandy) Schuman, Gayle (James) Wooster, Mark (Carleen) Schuman; grandchildren, Jeremy (Amy) Schuman, Joel (Robyn) Schuman, Jacob (Tiffany) Wooster, Kelsey (Steve) Galonska, Adam Schuman, Amanda (Collin) Anderson; great-grandchildren, Cort, Keily, Lauren, Gage, Tate and Ryan Schuman; brother, Loren (Jeanne) Schumann; sister, LeAnn (Milan) Stender; brother-in-law, Gaylerd (Diane) Lieder; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral service will be Monday, September 23, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m., at Salem Ev. Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Interment to follow at Salem Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Salem Ev. Lutheran Church in Greenfield.

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


Rudy Tokkesdal, 79

Rudy Nielsen Tokkesdal, age 79, of Buffalo, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019. He was born April 17, 1940 in Buffalo Lake, the son of John and Dora (Krueger) Tokkesdal.

Rudy was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo Lake. He graduated from Buffalo Lake High School with the class of 1958.

After graduating high school, Rudy briefly worked as a farmhand in Albertville and then owned and drove a Standard Oil delivery truck while living in Annandale. In 1961, Rudy worked for Minnesota Rubber for 42 years until his retirement. Rudy and his family moved to Buffalo in 1962, where he also drove truck part time for Ron Lohse. In 1966, they bought their current house that they reside in today.

Rudy met the love of his life, Joyce, at a polka dance. Their first dance was to the Blue Skirt Walz, and any time that song came on during all the dances they enjoyed throughout life, they made sure they always danced that song together. On May 15, 1959, Rudy Tokkesdal and Joyce Mahlstedt were united in marriage at Stockholm Lutheran Church in Cokato. The two were blessed with four children.

One of Rudy’s greatest passions was old-time polka dancing with Joyce. The two would travel all over the US visiting many polka festivals. They enjoyed three trips together to Oktoberfest in Germany and to Denmark to visit the Tokkesdal native homestead. Through their love of polka dancing, they met many lifetime friends.

After retirement, Rudy and Joyce became “Winter Texans” in Mission, TX for six months out of the year. They enjoyed old time music in the valley, and Rudy was the emcee for the Polka Jam Sessions at W & I Park.

Rudy enjoyed traveling with Joyce, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, camping, antique shopping, collecting beer cans and beer steins, as well as John Deere Tractors. Rudy had vintage John Deere’s restored that he could pass on to his family.

Rudy was a dedicated family man, always providing for his family. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events, and he was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Following Joyce’s stroke in 2010, Rudy dedicatedly cared for her until the past few months when his health was ailing.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Dora Tokkesdal, John and Annie Tokkesdal; parents-in-law, Max and Marion Mahlstedt; infant daughter, Doris Tokkesdal; grandson, Jarod VonRueden; sister, Esther Schmalz; brother-in-law, Jim Aufderheide; infant sister-in-law, Marvel Mahlstedt.

Rudy will be dearly missed by: his loving wife of 60 years, Joyce Tokkesdal; children, Wayne (Sharon) Tokkesdal of Buffalo, Renee (Peter) VonRueden of Clyman, WI, Randy Tokkesdal of Buffalo; grandchildren, Julie (Nick) Pagano, Jamie Tokkesdal-Harms, John (Laura) Tokkesdal, Jolene (Jesse) Hawes, Aaron VonRueden, Alison Tokkesdal, Jack Tokkesdal; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Sylvia Aufderheide; siblings-in-law, Marvin Schmalz, Gloria (Dick) Paul, Dennis (Adele) Mahlstedt, Shirley (Bill) Havisto; and many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Visitation was held Wednesday, September 18, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Funeral service will be Thursday, September 19, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Interment at Howard Lake Cemetery in Howard Lake.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.


Leonard Williams, 79

Leonard F. Williams, age 79, of Annandale, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2019.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2019 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Private burial will be held at a later date at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Buffalo. Memorial contributions in Len’s name may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Leonard Francis Williams was born in St. Cloud, on October 25, 1939 to Leonard J. and Dena M. (Bruns) Williams.  Following his graduation from Maple Lake High School in 1957, Len trained as a meat cutter and served honorably in the U.S. Army Reserve.

He was united in holy matrimony to Marilyn Sue Naymaster on September 19, 1964 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brooklyn Center. A long-time resident of Buffalo, many will remember Len as the friendly small-town butcher who dutifully served the customers of Holmquist’s Super Valu/County Market and other area grocery stores for nearly four decades.

A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he lived a wonderfully simple life guided by his faith and humble aspirations. Len enjoyed travel (Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Alaska), fishing, TV sitcoms, Vikings football, WCCO Radio, country music, working in the yard, and spending free time with his family and friends, all of whom loved him dearly.

Len is survived by: his loving wife of 55 years, Marilyn of Annandale; daughter, Brenda (Kurt) Landwehr of Maple Grove; sons, Brian (Jane) Williams of Evergreen, CO, David (Mary) Williams of Eagan, and Scott (Sarah) Williams of Plymouth; ten grandchildren, Alexandra, Christian, Julia, Connor, William, Ava, Elise, Brynn, Evan, and Bennett; sisters, Rosemary Schlegel of Spring Lake Park, and Ida Van Lith of Annandale. He was preceded in death by: his parents; his brother, Alvin Williams; and his sisters, Theresa Nagorski and Germaine Williams.

Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.

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