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July 7, 1983 – May 20, 2023

Scott Alan Hasse, 39, Otsego, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 20, 2023 at his home.

Scott was born July 7, 1983 to Randy and Kathy (Portner) Hasse in Minneapolis. He was raised on the water, and loved all watersports. He also played hockey, broomball and enjoyed any and all sports. Later, he would find joy in watching his children, nephews, and nieces perform on the ice, on the field and in the gym.

He graduated from St. Michael-Albertville High School in 2002, and worked hard each day after cleaning the exterior of many buildings around the area, including US Bank Stadium. He married Kristyn Gmach on October 6, 2012 in Elk River. The two made their home in Monticello and then Otsego. He adored their three children: Olive, Stella and Lucas.

Scott was a friend to many, and a defender of that friendship. He was quick to lend a hand to family, friends and strangers when needed. He loved time at family cabins, around the table, and on the ice with his friends. But his true joy came from his “kids” – his nieces and nephews and, of course, his own.

Scott is survived by his wife, Kristyn; his children Olive, Stella and Lucas; parents Randy and Kathy; father-in-law Gene Gmach; sister Gina (Joel) Dehmer; sister-in-law Jennifer Schoemer; brother-in-law Matthew Gmach; nephews Kamden Schoemer, Quentin Gmach, Levi Gmach and Alexander Gmach; nieces Kaylee Dehmer, Briella Dehmer, Mattie Schoemer and Ellie Schoemer; and many family members and close friends he considered family.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Gilbert and Adeline Hasse; maternal grandparents Donald and Gladys Portner; and his mother-in-law, Marla Gmach.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2023 at St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, with visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, as well as one hour prior to the funeral. Burial service will be at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery following the Mass.

Casket bearers will be Matt Gmach, Quentin Gmach, Kamden Schoemer, Joel Dehmer, Jason Walker, Ben Dehmer, Nick Pouliot and Eric Ronsen.


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Dolores May (Kress) Pensky, age 94 of Buffalo, MN, passed away May 23, 2023.

She was born on May 1, 1929 in Stillwater, Minnesota to William and Edna (Asmus) Kress. She graduated from Stillwater High School in 1947 and then furthered her education at Macalester College, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in teaching graduating in 1951.

She went on to teach in Silver Lake, Braham, Stewartville, and finally Buffalo where she found her home. She was joined in marriage to Rainer Pensky in 1961 and the two were married at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, MN. Dolores and Rainer also owned and operated Buffalo Floral and DER Gaertner Greenhouses. She also worked at the Market Place in the floral department, which went well with her love of Flowers.

Dolores was a quiet and reserved person, but once you got to know her, she was sociable and loved to spend time with her Crafty Ladies, Bridge friends, and the Zuhrah Flyer Ladies. She enjoyed knitting, Word Finds, and watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings games. She had a love for travel. Many trips were to Germany to spend time with Rainer’s family, or to where the sun was shining . The best was yet to come when she became a grandma to her beloved William.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Rainer; parents, William and Edna; nephew, Kevin; brother-in-law, Vince; sisters-in-law, Silke and Elke; and favorite dog, Donny.

Dolores is survived by her son, Eric (Kim); grandson, William; sister, Gretchen Turnblad; sisters-in-law, Heinke and Weibke; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church (507 County Rd 134, Buffalo, MN). Inurnment at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo, MN. The service will be livestreamed via the church Youtube channel: or the church website:

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Buffalo Presbyterian Church of Buffalo.

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

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November 26,1939 – May 7, 2023

Duane David Barthel, age 83, of St. Michael passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

He was born on November 26, 1939 in St. Michael the son of Alfred & Bernadette (Vetsch) Barthel, and was raised in St. Michael.

Duane was a member of St. Michael High School Class of 1959.

He honorably served his Country in The United States Army Reserves.

On October 13, 1962, Duane D. Barthel and Kathleen A. O’Donnell were joined in holy matrimony at the St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.   God blessed their marriage with seven children.

Duane started Duane’s Septic Service in 1991.

He was a lifelong member of the St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.   Duane was a former usher and Eucharistic Minister.   He also belonged to The Knights of Columbus and served as the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery’s Sexton for forty years.

Duane enjoyed family gatherings, gardening, maintaining the tractors and equipment, and traveling with his wife Kathy.

Survived by his loving wife of sixty years:  Kathy Barthel; children: Jeanne (Wes) Holland, Keith (Sue) Barthel, Lorianne (Scott) Ende, Tim (Debbie) Barthel, Theresa (Jim) Eicher and Anne (Roger) Tiernan; daughter-in-law: Kathy Jo Barthel (Kerry’s wife); twenty-nine grandchildren and forty-one great grandchildren; brothers: Willard “Willie” (Mary Jane) Barthel, Kenneth (Catherine) Barthel and Jerome (Shirley) Barthel; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by his son Kerry Barthel and by his parents.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Duane Barthel will be held on Wednesday, May 24th, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.

Interment will follow at the St. Michael Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd from 4-8 P.M. AT THE CHURCH’S St. Joseph Hall.  A Rosary will be recited at 8:00 P.M.   Further visitation will be held on Wednesday morning, May 24th, one hour prior to Mass at the church.

Honorary Casket Bearers:  Grandsons Drew Holland, Brent Holland, Bryan Holland, Ben Barthel, Bryce Barthel, Sam Eicher, Danny Eicher and Isaac Eicher

Casket Bearers:   Grandsons Eric Holland, Brandon Barthel, Tristan Ende, Ian Barthel, Nick Eicher, Eli Tiernan.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested for the St. Michael Catholic School or Options for Women/Cornerstone.



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of Buffalo, MN

April 22, 1992 – May 16, 2023

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 27, 2023

3:00 p.m.

The Peterson Chapel – Buffalo, MN


Saturday, May 27, 2023

begins at 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service

The Peterson Chapel – Buffalo, MN

Samantha Dana Gibbs, age 31 of Monticello, MN, passed away on May 16, 2023.

Samantha was born the daughter of Dennis Gibbs and Kelly (Nicholson) Griffin on April 22, 1992 in Buffalo, MN.

Samantha is survived by her parents, Dennis (Harmony) Gibbs and Kelly (Peter) Griffin; sister, Bethany (Jon Hareid) Gibbs; brother, Jacob Gibbs; step-sister, Alicia Beckman; grandma, Lorraine Gibbs; aunts, Amy Nicholson and Laura Nicholson; uncles, Robert (Mary) Gibbs and Steven Gibbs; nephew, Benton Heins and a niece & nephew on the way; also many cousins, other relatives and friends.

Sam is preceded in death by her grandparents, Dana Gibbs, Sam & Gail Nicholson.

Funeral service for Sam will be held Saturday, May 27, 20223 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 12:00 noon all at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN.

Private family interment at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN

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of Buffalo, MN

October 13, 1952 – May 15, 2023


Saturday, May 20, 2023

begins at 9:00 a.m. until the service time

Buffalo Ev. Covenant Church – Buffalo, MN

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 20, 2023

11:00 a.m.

Buffalo Ev. Covenant Church – Buffalo, MN


Swedish Mission Cemetery – Buffalo, MN

Randy Robert Kruck, 70, from Buffalo, MN, joined his Lord and Savior on May 15, 2023.

Randy was born the son of Robert & Dolores (Herbst) Kruck on October 13, 1952 in Minneapolis, MN.

Randy graduated from high school in 1970 and then served his country in the U.S. Army Signal Corp. from 1970 – 1973.  He then worked forty-two years as a driver for UPS.

Randy was united in marriage to Beverly (Weller) on November 25, 1972. Together they had five children.

For enjoyment Randy loved spending time in nature. He liked deer hunting (or sleeping in the deer stand), and was an avid collector of “everything.”

After his wife Beverly died Randy often talked about her walking on streets of gold in Heaven.  Randy has now joined her and his Jesus walking those streets of gold.

Randy is survived by his children, Rob (Mary) Kruck, Cathy (Shane) Snyder, Daniel (Rebecca) Kruck, John Kruck and Nicole (John) Pavlik; 13 grandchildren; parents, Robert & Dolores Kruck; brothers, Larry Kruck and Bob (Kris) Kruck; also many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his wife, Beverly and grandson, Henry.

Funeral service for Randy will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. all at Buffalo Ev. Covenant Church in Buffalo, MN.

Officiating was Pastor Reid Gilbert.

Casket bearers were Bob Kruck, Larry Kruck, Shane Snyder, John Pavlik, Anthony Oelrich, Taylar Kruck, Jake Edmonson and Joey Edmonson

Luncheon to follow the service at church.

Interment will be in the Swedish Mission Cemetery in Buffalo, MN.



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November 2, 1962 – May 15, 2023

Sheri Lynn McCallum, age 60, of Hanover passed away on Monday, May 15, 2023 after battling cancer for over 3 years.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd at 11 A.M. at Salem Lutheran Church in Greenfield with Pastor Schuler officiating. Inurnment will follow at Salem Lutheran Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Monday, May 22nd from 4-7 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. Further visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd one hour prior to services at the church.

Sheri Lynn McCallum was born in Buffalo on November 2, 1962 the daughter of Gordon and Vernetta (Middelstadt) Zimmerman. Sheri was baptized on November 18, 1962 at Salem Lutheran Church. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith at Salem on April 11, 1976.

Sheri graduated from Buffalo High School in 1980 and completed her bachelor’s degree at Metropolitan State University and graduated in January of 1989.  On October 4, 1986, Sheri Zimmerman was joined in holy marriage to Douglas McCallum at Salem Lutheran Church. God blessed their marriage with two children.

Sheri was a lifelong, faithful member of Salem Lutheran Church in Greenfield and played in the Church hand bells for several years.

She was proud of her 30-year career in Human Resources. She was also grateful to have several years away from work and dedicated to raising her children prior to joining Whirltronics Inc. in Buffalo where she was employed as the Human Resource Director for 18 years.

Sheri will be remembered for her drive, enduring faith, positive attitude and always having a funny line to sing. She loved spending time with family especially her grandchildren. She cherished watching her grandkids grow, taking them to parks, playing Legos and going for Pontoon rides. She enjoyed her time up north and hosting friends and family at her Mille Lacs Lake home. She particularly appreciated relaxing in her swing looking at the lake. Some of her favorite activities included caring for her garden and sharing what she grew with others, traveling the country, walking on the beach, and watching the Vikings play.

Survived by her loving husband of thirty-six years: Douglas A. McCallum; a son: Bryan (Danielle) McCallum of Rogers; a daughter: Megan (Adam) Dickman of Blaine; three wonderful grandchildren: Elijah and Ethan McCallum and Graham Dickman; brothers; Randy (Cindy) Zimmerman, Thomas Zimmerman and Timothy Zimmerman; a brother-in-law: Dennis Baker; other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by her parents and by a sister Janet “Jan” Baker.