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Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 9, 2022  at the Bison Creek Event Center in Buffalo. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, February 10, 2022 at  with visitation one hour prior, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo, MN. 763-682-1363.

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A graveside service will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11:30 AM at Graceland Cemetery, 6401 N 43rd St, Milwaukee, WI. Please gather inside the chapel for prayers.

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of Buffalo, MN

March 4, 1936 – January 14, 2022


Friday, January 21, 2022

beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the service

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church – Buffalo, MN

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March 25, 1968 – January 4, 2022

Brian Jon Alnes, loving husband and father to four sons, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.  He was 53 and was serving as the Executive Director of Lake Beauty Bible Camp in Long Prairie, MN.

Brian was born on March 25, 1968 in Edina, MN to Allan and Sandra (Anderson) Alnes.  He graduated from Minnehaha Academy and then attended Normandale Community College and North Central Bible College before going on to complete seminary classes through Bethel University and North Park Theological Seminary, becoming a Consecrated Staff Minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church.

On October 6, 1990, Brian married Rhonda Kay Wolf.  Together they raised four sons: Peter, Caleb, Nathan, and Joshua.  Brian had a love for hunting, whether it was deer, pheasant, or duck, and he enjoyed fishing and four-wheel riding with his sons and especially his grandson, Maximus.  He liked to fix things by giving of his time, talents, abilities, and efforts, but is favorite way to spend time was being with his wife, sons, and grandsons.

Brian wore many hats in his life beginning with his first job at the age of twelve working for his Uncle Rog at Pannekoeken Huis Restaurant in Edina, MN.  He served as an EMS/Firefighter for the Crystal Fire and Rescue Squad in Crystal, MN where he and Pastor Greg Bodin started the CISM Program.  He was a DNR instructor, a First Responder in Swanville, MN, and a chaplain for Morrison and Todd Counties.  For over thirty-five years, he and his best friend from high school, Matt Griepp, co-owned Star Seal of MN, a paving and asphalt company, and Brian also worked alongside his best friend, Stan Holter, as a driver at Richfield Bus Company.  He served on many boards and committees, but his true passion was being a pastor.

Brian was known as the “Pastor of Discomfort” because he was always helping others to “get out of their comfort zone” so they could meet Christ personally and grow in relationship with Him as they pursued God’s will for their lives.  He loved God, family, and others, and in doing so he touched countless lives for Christ in his more than thirty-one years of ministry, the last fifteen of which have been at Lake Beauty Bible Camp.

Brian was larger than life.  He had an unmistakable loud voice, an infectious laugh, and a mischievous smile.  He was the kindest, most compassionate, caring, and loving husband, father, and papa.  His work ethic was as big as his personality, but his heart was even bigger.  He cared about, helped, and loved all who encountered him.   Brian lived life to the fullest by serving God.  He knew that each day was a gift, and for many years he concluded his voicemail greeting with the wonderful invitation to, “Have a great day and remember who gave it to you!”

Brian was preceded in death by his sister, Missy, and his grandparents.  He is survived by his wife, Rhonda; his four sons: Peter (Kayla), Caleb (Olivia), Nathan (fiancée Olivia), and Joshua; two grandsons, Maximus and Malachi; his parents, Allan and Sandra; his sister Marcy (Jeff) Peterson (children Hunter, Ashley, Ellie, and Charlie); in-laws Melvin and Judy Wolf; sister-in-law Rebecca (John) Carpentier (son Zachary); many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his beloved hunting partner, Tank, his dog.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 22, at Buffalo Covenant Church (1601 Hwy 25 N., Buffalo, MN 55313).  Visitation will be at 9:00am and the service will begin at 10:00am.  The family would invite you to bring your written memories/stories of Brian to be placed in a box at the church.  If you are unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed at, and memories can be contributed online.



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January 10, 2022


Susan K. Peltier, age 73, of Montrose and formerly of Mound, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on  January 9, 2022.  Preceded in death by her parents Elwyn & Phyllis (Mann) Stubbs, siblings Jere Lou Taylor and  Dean Stubbs.     Survived by husband: Robert Peltier; her daughters: Dana (Dave) Alcorn and Dawn (Matt) Kaye; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren; a sister: Betty (Jay) Holcomb; many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.    The Celebration of Life will be June 18, 2022 at Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park in Monticello, MN at 1:00 P.M.

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Peter “Pete” Thomas Weis, 83 of St. Michael, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 24, 2021 at the Glen Buffalo Memory Care, with his wife by his side.

Pete was born on August 21, 1938 in Algona, Iowa, the son of William and Elisabeth (Smith) Weis.  In 1941 his family moved to a farm in Stacyville, Iowa.  His school years were spent at Visitation Catholic School, where he graduated from High School in 1956.  He furthered his education at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul earning a B.A. Degree.  While at St. Thomas he was part of their Air Force ROTC program.  He proudly served in the US Air Force as a Special Investigator and earned the rank of Captain.

On August 13, 1975 Pete met Judy Barrett.  They were united in Holy Matrimony on August 7, 1976 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Crystal.

Pete’s work over the years led him to sales, marketing and promotions, as well as customer service and management.  He worked in Real Estate and owned a Truck Washing Company for many years.  His most recent job before retirement, was at Nuaire Inc. in Plymouth.

Pete spent the first half of his 45 years of marriage living in Crystal and Brooklyn Park.  In 1998 they moved to a home with 4½ acres outside of Buffalo.  Pete loved being in the country with more space to do the things that he enjoyed.  Such as, gardening, mowing the lawn with his riding lawn mower and clearing their long driveway with his riding snowblower.  Every year he would plant a vegetable garden, which he was very certain to keep weed free.  The birds were well fed in the many feeders in the yard.

After moving to Buffalo, he built an additional two car garage, just to use as his workshop.  Over the years he made many wooden crafts for shows that he and Judy took part in.  Spending time making or tinkering on something in his workshop was always important to him.

Pete always looked forward to, and cherished the time he could spend with his children and grandchildren.  His Dad jokes and quick wit will always be remembered.  He enjoyed playing cards and games and getting together with friends.  He loved taking road trips with Judy throughout Minnesota and the US.

In 1999, Pete became a member of Zion Lutheran Church where he served on many committees.  Because of his strong faith and devotion for helping others, he agreed to become a Stephen Ministry Leader, which he served at for nine years.

In 2016, Pete agreed with Judy that looking into how to start an Act on Alzheimer’s initiative program in the Wright County area was important.  “Whatever we can do to help others,” he said.  With his love and support, Buffalo Area Dementia Friends was formed and continues.  He attended meetings until 2018 when he could no longer do so because of Alzheimer’s.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Elisabeth Weis; sister, Irma (Byron) Potter; and brother, Paul Weis.

Pete will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Judy Weis of St. Michael; children, Anthony Weis (Claudia) Weis of Brook Park, Amanda Weis (Adam Merritt) of Wright; grandsons, Nathan, Hunter, Benedict, Darian; sister-in-law, Marge Weis; and many nephews, nieces, and other family and friends.

A celebration of Pete’s life will be held in the Spring/Summer.

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.  763-682-1363.