West Central Tribune Obituaries
Kolette L. Thomas July 1, 1926 - July 11, 2008 BENSON -- Kolette Lois Thomas, 82, of Benson died Friday at the Swift County Benson Hospital. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Arrangements are by Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson. She was born July 1, 1926, in Lamberton to Arthur and Evelyn (Douglas) Holmberg. She grew up in Lamberton where she graduated from high school.
Homer S. Vesta May 27, 1922 - July 10, 2008 MONTEVIDEO -- Homer Sherwood Vesta, 86, of Montevideo died Thursday at the Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo. The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel in Montevideo. Burial will be in Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Sunday. He was born May 27, 1922, in DeKalb, Ill., to Louie and Clara (Lukken) Vesta. They moved to the Boyd area when he was about 1 year old. He graduated in 1940 from Boyd High School and attended the Minnesota School of Business.
Paul A. Isachsen Sept. 14, 1955 - July 9, 2008 AUSTIN -- Paul Allen Isachsen, 52, of Austin, formerly of Willmar, died unexpectedly Wednesday at his home. The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be at Cloverleaf Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are by Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. He was born Sept. 14, 1955, in Ellendale, N.D., to Clifford and Irene (Kunde) Isachsen. In 1957, they moved to Willmar and he graduated in 1973 from Willmar High School.
Gavin R. Grack June 13, 2008 - July 8, 2008 LITCHFIELD -- Gavin Robert Grack, 25-day-old infant son of Amy Lawrence and Wesley Grack of Litchfield, died Tuesday at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born premature. A private service was held Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield.
Richard Paulson Feb. 5, 1926 - July 10, 2008 MAYNARD -- Richard "Dick" Paulson, 82, of Maynard died Thursday at the Golden Living Center in Hopkins. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maynard Lutheran Church. Burial will be at First Lutheran Cemetery in Grove City. Military honors will be by the Maynard American Legion. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m., at Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Montevideo and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. He was born Feb. 5, 1926, in Aberdeen, S.D., to Maurice and Beulah (Rossman) Paulson.
Ruth Anderson, 91, of Dawson. Service 11 a.m. today, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Baxter in rural Dawson. Hanson & Dahl Funeral Home, Dawson. Jerry W. Beckman, 65, of Litchfield. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Zion Lutheran Church, Litchfield, Johnson Hagglund Funeral Home, Litchfield. James F. Buermann, 57, of St. Cloud. Service 11 a.m. today, St. Louis Catholic Church, Paynesville. Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home, Paynesville. Edwin L. Canaday, 93, of Redwood Falls. Service 2 p.m. July 12, Nelson-Martin Funeral Chapel, Redwood Falls. Alton Dahl, 83, of rural Madison.
Margaret R. Fitzpatrick Nov. 3, 1914 - July 2, 2008 REDWOOD FALLS -- Margaret Ruth Smith Fitzpatrick, 93, of Redwood Falls died Wednesday at Wood Dale Nursing Home in Redwood Falls. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Burial will be at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wis. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Redwood Falls Public Library. Arrangements are by Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. She was born Nov. 3, 1914, in Redwood Falls to William G.M.
Earl E. Johnson Jan. 20, 1919 - July 2, 2008 KERKHOVEN -- Earl Eugene Johnson, 89, of Kerkhoven died Wednesday at Infinia in Willmar. The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Kerkhoven Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Kerkhoven. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Kerkhoven. He was born Jan. 20, 1919, in Hayes Township, Swift County, to John H. and Alice (Lindgren) Johnson. He grew up in the Kerkhoven area where he attended country school, and he attended Morris Agriculture School.
Loree M. Swigart Feb. 21, 1930 - July 6, 2008 REDWOOD FALLS -- Loree Marcella Swigart, 78, of Redwood Falls died Sunday at the Redwood Area Hospital as a result of brain cancer. The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Christian Church in Redwood Falls. Burial will be at Crestlawn Gardens, rural Redwood Falls. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Nelson-Martin Funeral Service in Redwood Falls and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. She was born Feb. 21, 1930, in Watertown, S.D., to Harold and Delma (Bonderman) Harkin.
Alvin E. Scheeler KINGMAN, Ariz. -- Alvin E. Scheeler of Kingman, Ariz., formerly of Willmar, died June 25. Burial will be Aug. 11 in Rhinelander, Wis. He was born in Rhinelander, Wis.