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Yvonne Corinne (Canton) Hagberg was born May 17, 1928 in Watson, MN and passed away March 14, 2023 in Buffalo, MN.

The only child and cherished daughter of Philip and Corinne Canton, Yvonne was raised to love her Norwegian heritage and proudly shared a May 17 birthdate (Syttende Mai, Norwegian Constitution Day) with her mom, Corinne. Yvonne spent her childhood in Watson, with her huge array of Norwegian cousins. She was both baptized and confirmed at the country church, Zion Lutheran.

After the Great Depression, the family moved to Minneapolis so her parents could find work. She attended high school in Minneapolis and graduated with the Class of 1946 at Washburn High School.

Yvonne fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a nurse by going to Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing. She became a Registered Nurse and built lifelong relationships with her nursing classmates whom she counted as close friends throughout adulthood. Yvonne worked as a nurse in hospitals, nursing homes and as one of the first hospice nurses.

During nurse’s training, Yvonne went home for the weekend with her roommate, who lived in Buffalo Lake, MN. It was there at a church supper that she met Stan Hagberg, a local boy, who was to become her husband. They married August 19, 1950 and Yvonne moved from the city to the farm!

Their two daughters, Julie and Janet, were born in the 50s and grew up with their mother as a role model of career woman and leader, active in her church, her community and her neighborhood.

Yvonne married into the sports-minded Hagberg family and became an avid Minnesota Twins and Gopher fan. She loved reading, Book Clubs, movies, and theater.

Stan and Yvonne moved from the farm to Waite Park, MN in 1999. After Stan passed, Yvonne moved to an apartment at Havenwood in Buffalo, MN. They also spent many winters in Maui and later in Arizona. Wherever they lived or visited, Stan and Yvonne added to their long list of good friends.

Throughout her life, Yvonne was known for her unique ability to make friends and maintain relationships. She showed her genuine interest in others by asking questions – to longtime friends, as well as those she had just met. “Grandma Yvonne’s questions” were her trademark!

Yvonne lived through a changing world: World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the beginning of television, the invention of space travel, the microwave, the internet, the iPhone. Through it all, she embraced new things and loved to learn.

Her legacy is the people she loved and who loved her.

She is survived by daughters Julie Swaggert (Dennis Hennessy) and Janet (Tom) Knoll; her treasured grandchildren and great-grandchildren Nathan (Cathy) Sing and children Peyton, Anthony, Preston, Aleigha, Jenessa. Marc (Beth) Sing and children Sienna, Audrie, Mila. Malinda O’Brien and children Elliana, Jayden, Blake. Kia (Brandon) Prell and children Kallen, Mira, Stanton. Brent (Angie) Swaggert and children Reese, Tora. Tyson (KatieJo) Swaggert and children Archer, Aikin and precious great-great granddaughter Hayzel.

She is also survived by her brothers-in-law and their wives, Ralph and Ruby Hagberg, Arild and Betty Hagberg; step-grandchildren Christopher Knoll, Samantha (Nicholas) Hemmesch, Gavin (Whelma) Hennessy and their children along with numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stan, her parents Phil and Corinne, and infant daughter and sister-in-law and husband Avis and Dick Walter.

In memory of Yvonne, please stay connected to those you know and love. Call a friend, reach out to someone you miss, hug your family.

Memorials suggested to Global Missions, Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN; Moments Hospice, or a charity of your choice.

Visitation will be held Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Zion Lutheran Church (1200 Hwy 25 S., Buffalo, MN) and Monday, May 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the church with the Memorial Service following at 11:00 AM. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Buffalo Lake, MN.

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

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December 6, 1955 – March 13, 2023

Patricia (Pat) Agnes (Becker) Vetsch, age 67 of Clearwater, MN, formerly of St. Michael, MN, passed away March 13th, 2023.

She was born on December 6th, 1955 in Buffalo.

On June 29th, 1974 Bill and Pat were united in marriage at St. Michael Catholic Church. God blessed their marriage with 6 children.

Pat and her husband ran a successful business, Vetsch Plumbing, for 20+ years. She loved her family and enjoyed attending sporting events, going to the lake, motorcycling, and the many trips to Florida.

She is survived by her devoted loving husband of 48 years: William (Bill) Vetsch; children: Daniel (Rita) Vetsch; Angela Vetsch; David (Samantha) Vetsch, Dion (Bill) Kopp, Andrew (Amanda) Vetsch, Alanna (Eric) Eull; Grandchildren: Katherine Vetsch, Kendal Kopp, Jaxon Vetsch, Austin Schleif, Aiden Vetsch, Dallas Kopp, Braden Schleif, Evelyn Eull, Turner Vetsch, Dexter Kopp, Anthony Eull, Mav Vetsch and Charlie Vetsch; along with her mother: Mary Becker and 9 siblings; aunts,uncles, nieces,nephews, and many friends.

Patricia is preceded in death by her father, Clemens Becker, father-in-law, Lloyd Vetsch; mother-in-law Joan (Vetsch) Tholkes, brothers in law Keith Vetsch, Jim Hirsch, and Kevin Vetsch, niece Bethany Becker and many other loved ones.

Celebration of Life to be held on Friday, March 17th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. with visitation 2 hours prior at

Heartland Evangelical Free Church, 10252 State Hwy 55 N.W., Annandale, MN 55302.






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of Buffalo, MN

March 5, 1934 – March 13, 2023


Saturday, April 1, 2023

one hour prior to the service

The Peterson Chapel – St. Michael, MN

Memorial Service

Saturday, April 1, 2023

11:30 a.m.

The Peterson Chapel – St. Michael, MN

*luncheon to follow the service at the chapel


Monday, April 3, 2023

11:30 a.m.

Fort Snelling National Cemetery – Minneapolis, MN

Carol was the daughter of Theodore and Lillian Selleseth of the Herman and Norcross area.  She was sister to Wallace (Tyke) and Lana Selleseth.

After graduating from Herman High School, Carol moved to Minneapolis with a few girlfriends and met her first husband, Robert (Bob) Olsen, from New York.  They were married in 1955 and had 5 children.   Bob passed away in 1974.  In 1981, Carol married Roy Sund, of Long Lake, who had two children.  They were married until Roy passed away in 2019.

Carol was a woman of great love and loyalty who valued faith and family above all else. She had an instinct for caregiving, which she lived out in a special way for many years by caring for her youngest daughter with special needs. She also helped with her oldest daughter’s daycare later in life.  Her warmth and love of others will be remembered.

Carol is survived by her children Ron (Kim) Olsen, Ted (Jenny) Olsen, Joran (Ken) Swedzinski, son-in-law Jeff Jensen, and stepchildren Cindy Fredrickson and Sandra Sund. She will be remembered and missed by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Carol was preceded in death by husband Robert (Bob) Olsen, parents Theodore and Lillian Selleseth,  brother Wallace (Tyke) Selleseth,  sister Lana Selleseth, husband Roy Sund, and daughters Janet Olsen and Karen Jensen.

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of Buffalo, MN

August 5, 1969 – March 9, 2023


Friday, March 24, 2023

one hour prior to the service

The Peterson Chapel – St. Michael, MN

Memorial Service

Friday, March 24, 2023

11:00 a.m.

The Peterson Chapel – St. Michael, MN

*luncheon to follow the service at the chapel

Stacey Francine Johnson, age 53, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023. She was born on August 5, 1969.

Stacey spent her early years in her hometown of Menahga, MN. She grew up on a small dairy farm and attended school in Park Rapids, MN. Stacey had fond childhood memories and received an excellent education. She was blessed with an amazing special education teacher who went above and beyond by providing fun learning experiences and coordinating many wonderful events and adventures in the community for Stacey and her classmates. Stacey walked with the graduating class of 1990 and participated in the graduation ceremony.  She also proudly participated in Special Olympics and competed in swimming events.

In the late 90’s Stacey moved to St. Michael, MN with her mother and then soon after to Buffalo, MN which she would make her permanent home. Stacey lived at three residences over the years and with her participation at Functional Industries and by attending community events, Stacey had many friends in Buffalo. Most recently, she lived at Misty Meadows and was surrounded by a compassionate and loving team who cared for her in her final days.

Stacey was a social butterfly and a fun-loving person. She enjoyed bowling, listening to music, dancing, picnics, parades, crafting, puzzles, and making cards and letters. She was a girly girl who was often spotted wearing something pink or sparkly and definitely wearing her many rings and bracelets. Above all else, what mattered most to Stacey was spending time with her family. She absolutely loved family gatherings, holidays, celebrations, birthday parties, and weddings. But equally as meaningful were the simple visits, lunches, or outings to the coffee shop.

Stacey had a kind, generous, and joyful heart. Simply stated, to know her was to love her. She was quick with a smile and a hug, to make you laugh and to lift your spirits by just being with her.

Stacey is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Viola Johnson. She is survived by her siblings, Barb Johnson, Harold (Debbie) Johnson, Howard (Lorraine) Johnson, Carl (Connie) Johnson, Carol (Randy) Makela, and Sherry (Jim) Doyle; nieces and nephews Marcus, Angela, Natalie, Adam, Andrea, Amy, Lance, Lacee, James, Mallory, Kalli, and Abby; 28 great nieces and nephews, and many other loving family and friends.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. 763-497-5362.

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August 30, 1941 – March 11, 2023

Michael R. Sifferle age 81 years, of Buffalo, MN, passed away surrounded by family on March 11, 2023.

Preceded in death by loving wife, Janette, parents Edward and Mae Sifferle, sister Rita Maley, brother Edward Sifferle and step-daughter Gwen E. Dolmar.

Survived by step-children, Steven W. Hanson (Cyndee), Nancy J. Forsberg (Glen), Janine L. Oberg (Jerald), and Gordon E. Hanson, Jr., brother James Sifferle, sister Judy Hillstead (Larry), 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Born in Minneapolis, MN, Michael attended St. Thomas Academy where he was on the drill squad and basketball team. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a business degree. He got his pilot license. He was then drafted into the army and served honorably in the Vietnam War. He was a lifetime member of VFW.  He partnered in ownership of Rubber Specialties, Inc. with his dad and brothers until his retirement. He enjoyed spending time at the cabin in the summer, fishing and having family gatherings. Arizona was his favorite place to go in the winter. In his adventurous days he enjoyed hiking on Superstition Mountain and searching for the Lost Dutchman’s Gold. Golfing and playing pickle ball were also favorite activities.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 300 1st Ave. NW, Buffalo, MN on Monday, March 20th, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to service.

Burial will be at Fort Snelling cemetery at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Gary Sinise Foundation.

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Magdalena (Maggie) Cmiel, age 81 of St. Michael, MN, formerly of Roseville, MN, passed away March 10, 2023. She was born on December 31, 1941 in Apatin, Yugoslavia and immigrated to the US in 1950.

Maggie enjoyed crocheting, playing cards with her friends, reading mystery novels, and painting watercolors. She also loved cooking and baking for her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

Maggie is preceded in death by her mother, Rosina Baltus; father, Franz Baltus Sr; brother, Frank Baltus; sister-in-law, Treska; sister, Anne Baltus; and niece, Uli Baltus.

She is survived by her adoring husband of 60 years, John Cmiel; sons, Christopher (Barbara) of Plymouth, Greg (Sally) of Minneapolis, Peter (Angel) of Corcoran; grandchildren, Jeremy, Christina (Patrick), Selena, Joseph, Max, Frankie, Kira, Melia; and niece, Linda Baltus of Houston, Texas.

Maggie was dearly loved and will be missed.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Michael Catholic Church (11300 Frankfort Pkwy NE, St. Michael, MN).

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville. Online condolences for the family may be directed to