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August 21, 1950 – August 21, 2019

Kathleen Ann Smith, age 69 of St. Michael, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019. She was born August 21, 1950 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Joseph and Shirley (Freeman) Herzog.

Kathy graduated from Lincoln High School in Bloomington, MN in 1968 and furthered her education, graduating from St. Cloud State University. Kathy enjoyed her career at Cedar Mountain Elementary teaching preschool and in the classroom.

Kathy was active with many church activities, including teaching Sunday school. She enjoyed sewing, reading, quilting, traveling, wintering in Arizona, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

On June 22, 1974, Kathleen Herzog and Gene Smith were united in marriage at Morgan United Methodist Church in Morgan, MN. The two were blessed with three children: Brian, Joelle and Keven.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Shirley Herzog; parents-in-law, Lloyd Smith and Gladys (Walter) Eberhardt; and siblings-in-law, Wava Smith and Gary Smith.

Kathy will be dearly missed by her husband, Gene Smith; children, Brian Smith, Joelle (Jeremy) Jung, Keven (Karen) Smith; grandchildren, Collin and Lauren Smith, Savanna, Alayna and Gracyn Jung, Deklen and Macie Smith; Sister, Karol (Charlie) Rockler; brother-in-law, Bob (Marti) Ritter; nieces and nephews, Aaron, Samira, Shannon, Todd, Kristen; daughter-in-law, Susanne Smith; and many other family and friends.

Funeral service Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at Buffalo United Methodist Church, 609 8th St NW, Buffalo, MN. Burial at Dawn Valley Memorial Park, Bloomington, MN.

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


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age 93 of Buffalo, MN and Akaska, SD passed away on August 21, 2019. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne; son, Bryan and granddaughter, Leah. Walt is survived by his wife, Wendy; children, Dale, Alan, Wayne, Lynae and Cara; grandchildren, great grandchildren; also other relatives and friends. Services to be held at a later date.

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September 26, 1948 – August 14, 2019


Warren Daluge, age 70, of Loretto, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from complications of a farming accident. He was born September 26, 1948 to Leonard E. & Alice O. (Nelson) Daluge.  He was baptized, confirmed and was a life-long member of Salem Lutheran Church in Greenfield.  Warren worked as a Teamster, but his heart and soul belonged to farming, family, friends, tractor pulling, and truck and machinery repair. Survived by: loving wife Sally; children Bill (Shannon) Daluge, and Cathy (Matthew) Kohnen; grandchildren: Jack Daluge; Willie (JoJo) Kohnen and Rebecca Kohnen; great-grandchildren: Harlee and Waylon Kohnen; siblings: Orville (Shelley) Daluge; Marlys (Bill Fluseman) Mooney and Marilyn (Farrell) Hart.  Preceded in death by his parents, a brother Lester Daluge, brother-in-law Mark Mooney.   The family invites you to wear a blue tee shirt and jeans.  In lieu of memorials…pay it forward.  Help a friend or neighbor.









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Anne Marie “Mick” Jansen, age 88 of St. Michael, MN, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019. She was born on October 23, 1930 in Redwood Falls, MN, the daughter of Bernard and Helen (Schanil) Jansen.

Anne attended St. Aloysius Parochial School and graduated from Olivia High School. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from St. Catherine University, joined the Sisters of Saint Joseph, and taught in parochial schools for several years. She left the order and taught with Minneapolis and Osseo School Districts, retiring June of 1996. After retiring, Anne substitute taught with Osseo and St. Michael School Districts. She was a passionate and dedicated teacher and loved all her students. She later obtained her Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of St. Thomas and fulfilled her true calling by working with children at Zanewood Elementary who had emotional and behavioral challenges. Anne also served time as an election judge for many years.

Anne enjoyed her life to the fullest, especially her activities involving her beloved dogs. Her Shelties, Lady and Maggie, were trained as therapy dogs and Maggie received a certificate of appreciation for her work as an “After School Activities Instructor”. When Anne retired, she became involved in the dog-sport, flyball, winning numerous awards with her dogs, Maggie, Jesse, Gregger, and most recently, Axel. Anne and Axel were inseparable and brought joy to all who encountered them.

Anne was an avid Twins and Vikings fan and she also enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, golfing with the New Hope Women’s League for many years, playing cards with her friends at the Crow River Senior Center, and socializing with family, friends and neighbors.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Helen Jansen; sister, Bernadine Revier (Alfred Sommers and Oliver Revier); brothers Leonard Jansen (Sally), Clarence Jansen (Luella), Joe Jansen (Marietta), Bernard Jansen (Marjorie), Aloysius Jansen (Bernice).

Mick is survived by her many beloved nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, and numerous cherished friends.

Anne was a beloved aunt, great-aunt, great-great-aunt, and friend to many and will be missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Anne’s name are preferred to the Animal Humane Society.

A Celebration of Anne’s Life will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at The Peterson Chapel, 300 Main St N, St. Michael, MN.

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May 15, 1937 – August 11. 2019

Maria was born on May 15, 1937 in Coatepec Harinas, Mexico to father, Jose Guadalupe Hernandez and mother, Carmen Marcial. Maria married Roberto Medina Anaya in 1966. Together they raised two sons, Rodolfo Medina and Marco Medina, and four daughters, Ana Nidia Bivans, Blanca Bivans, Belinda Bergren, and Vanessa Sanchez.  Maria moved her family to Minnesota in the early 1980’s where they built their home and became part of a new community. 


Maria was the matriarch of the family and was lovingly referred to as Grandma by everyone. Grandma enjoyed the warmth of her family’s company and knew how to make her house a home.  The family always gathered at her house where she would make sure the family ate the most delicious food. When she was younger, she was an avid reader, took joy in bird watching, dancing and her sewing projects.


 Maria was known for her compassion and generosity, always wanting to help others in need such as sponsoring a child in Africa.  She was a humble soul who made countless sacrifices and always put her family’s well-being first.  Grandma was known for her honesty, faith, her infectious smile, and her kind and loving spirit.


Maria was preceded in death by her father, Jose, her mother, Carmen and her son, Rodolfo, also known as Rodis.  She is survived by her husband Roberto, her 5 living children, Ana Nidia (John), Blanca (Gary), Marco (Melissa), Belinda (Eric) and Vanessa; her 19 grandchildren (Rodolfo, Sildia, Melissa, Karen, Tony, Alex, James, Sarah, Daniel, Ashley, Danielle, Anthony, Emma, Ethan, Chellsey, Branden, Brianna, Andrew and  Matthew); 14 great-grandchildren (Benjamin, Jacob, Caleb, Wyatt, Lauren, Ellen, Annabelle, Peter, Sophie, Ellis, Santiago, Rafael, Bristol & Audree)and two sisters, Oralia Hernandez de Leon and Virginia Hernandez.


A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie on 6630 Shady Oak Road.

Visitation will be at 10 o’clock a.m.; service will begin at 11 o’clock a.m. followed by a luncheon.


Flowers can be sent to Wooddale Church.  Donations may be sent to: Medina Family – 10717 185th Circle NW, Elk River, MN 55330 these will be donated to Abbott Northwestern Hospital.


The family gives a special thank you for the care and love provided by the hospital staff at Minneapolis Heart Institute – Abbot Northwestern Hospital.   The family would also like to thank all extended family and friends for their support, love and prayers during this difficult time. Grandma will always be in our hearts until we meet again.