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July 13, 1932 – Friday, April 1, 2016

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Historic Church of St. Peter-Mendota
Friday, April 8, 2016
11:00 A.M.

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AT THE CHURCH
Friday, April 8, 2016
One hour prior to Mass

Clyde A. LeClaire, age 83, of Big Lake passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016 at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul. He was born on July 13, 1932 in St. Paul, MN. the son of John & Cecelia (Devine) LeClaire. Survived by his loving wife Joyce LeClaire; daughters: Susan (Jim) LeClaire & Janet LeClaire; sons: David (Kim) LeClaire and Paul (Mary) LeClaire; nine grandchildren: Matt, Ryan, Carly, Megan, Malissa, Mimi, Lauren, Nick and Stephanie; a brother: Bob LeClaire; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his mother, dad, a brother and by 7 sisters. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 8th, 2016 at The Historic Church of St. Peter, 1405 Highway 13, in Mendota. Interment with military honors Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation AT THE CHURCH one hour prior to Mass on Friday, April 8th. Memorials are suggested to The Alzheimer’s Association.

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July 17, 1930 – Thursday, March 31, 2016

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Services held later in PA

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Alice Winifred Hosko, age 85 of St. Michael, formerly Pennsylvania, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016. Alice was born July 17, 1930 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Frank and Winifred (Taylor) Krayer.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Mike Hosko in 1984 and sister, Mary Powell.

She is survived by her sons, Mike (Jan) Hosko and Mark Hosko; grandson, Michael Hosko; siblings, Charlie Krayer and Annie Walch, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Family services will be held in Pennsylvania.

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel St. Michael – Albertville Funeral Home. 763-497-5362. www.thepetersonchapel.com.

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June 7, 1926 – Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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Cross Lutheran Church, Rockford, MN
Monday, April 4, 2016
2:00 P.M.

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Cross Lutheran Church, Rockford, MN
Sunday, April 3, 2016
4:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Gerald Krause, age 89 of Rockford, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Gerald George Krause was born June 7, 1926 in Clear Lake, South Dakota, the son of George Henry and Clarice (Ruesink) Krause.

Gerald was baptized and confirmed in his faith at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Goodwin, South Dakota.

On November 2, 1947 Gerald George Krause and Rose Ann Rydbom were joined in marriage at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Watertown, South Dakota. The two were blessed with seven children.

After farming in South Dakota, the family moved to Greenfield, Minnesota in 1965 and in 1970 moved to Rockford, Minnesota. Jerry worked at Time Savers before attending Dunwoody College for Appliance Repair. After college, Jerry started Krause Appliance Repair.

Jerry was a faithful member of Cross Lutheran Church in Rockford, Minnesota where he was a Church Elder.

Jerry enjoyed fishing and grouse hunting, trips to the casino, family campouts, and traveling with Rose Ann in their motorhome –even riding down the Grand Canyon on mules. He also enjoyed his daily morning coffee club with “the guys” at Rockwell’s Cafe in Rockford.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Clarice Krause; son, George Henry Krause; and daughter, Rosella Mae Krause.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Ann Krause; children, LeWayne (Patti) Krause, Michael (Margie) Krause, Dennis (Dianne) Krause, Cynthia (Kurt) Kessler, Gregory (Paula) Krause; grandchildren, Brandon Krause, Brent Krause, Jason Schaefer, Dustin (Tammy) Krause, Heather (Chris) Cummings, Jaime (Tim) Schendel, Jared Krause, Matthew (Jill) Kessler, Alex (Jessica) Kessler, Todd (Jordan) Kessler, Melissa Krause, Molly Krause; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Blake, Hayley, Grace, Madison, Madelyn, Garrett, Oliver, Henry, Abigail, Esther; sisters, Carol Jean, Myrene, Luann, Janice; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Cross Lutheran Church in Rockford. Further visitation will be held Monday at 1:00 PM until the time of services at church. Funeral services for Jerry Krause will be held Monday, April 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Cross Lutheran Church in Rockford with Pastor Michael Barlow as officiant. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford.

Casket bearers will be Jason Schaefer, Dustin Krause, Matthew Kessler, Alex Kessler, Todd Kessler and Jared Krause.

Honorary casket bearers will be Brandon Krause, Brent Krause, Heather Cummings, Jaime Schendel, Melissa Krause and Molly Krause.

Serving the family is the Peterson Chapel St. Michael – Albertville Funeral Home.

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April 21, 1944 – Monday, March 28, 2016

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The Peterson Chapel – St. Michael/Albertville
Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:30 AM

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The Peterson Chapel – St. Michael/Albertville
Saturday, April 2, 2016
10:00 – 11:30 AM

Michael Kronforst, 71, passed away peacefully at home in St. Michael, Minnesota surrounded by his family. Mike was born in Two Rivers, Wisconsin to Norman and Ruth Kronforst. He graduated from Washington High School where he met his wife, Gloria, of 51 years.

Together, they ventured to the Minneapolis area and settled down to raise their two sons. Mike loved to travel around the country with Gloria and going on long walks and bike rides along the way. He was a dedicated father and a wonderful grandfather. In addition to Gloria, he is survived by his sons Stephen and Mark (Jean) and his grandchildren Logan, Charlie, Jaina, and Drew.

Mike was also passionate about his career in broadcasting education. He spent decades teaching and helping his students learn to be broadcasters and launch careers. He touched the lives of many students over the years and will be remembered as a beloved teacher and mentor.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Patrick.

Memorial service for Mike will be held Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:30 AM with visitation starting at 10:00 AM at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael – Albertville Funeral Home in St. Michael, 300 Main St., 763-497-5362.

Memorials preferred to the National Brain Tumor Society: http://braintumor.org.

www.thepetersonchapel.com

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June 8, 1926 – Friday, March 25, 2016

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St. Albert’s Catholic Church-Albertville, MN
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
11:00 A.M.

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AT THE CHURCH IN ALBERTVILLE, MN
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
4-8 P.M.

Agnes M. Kohnen, age 89, of Albertville & formerly of Loretto died quietly in her sleep on Friday, March 25th, 2016 at her residence.
She was born on June 8, 1926 in St. Leo the daughter of Joseph W. & Margaret (Eilen) Volkenant.
On October 30, 1946, Agnes M. Volkenant and Marlin C. Kohnen were joined in holy marriage at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto. God blessed their marriage with six children: Gary, Kathleen, Mark, Steve, Janet and Peggy.
Agnes and Marlin engaged in dairy farming in Greenfield for many years.
She was a faithful member of St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville.

Survived by her loving children: Gary (Vivian) Kohnen of Buffalo, Kathleen Vergin Beaudry of Otsego, Mark (Eveleen) Kohnen of Buffalo, Janet (Arthur) Jones of New Hope & Peggy (Ron) Buerman of Richmond; a daughter-in-law: Linda (Steve) Kohnen of Rogers; twenty two grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren; a sister: Margaret Anderson of Maple Plain; a sister-in-law: Lucille Thies of Hopkins; brothers in law: Dave Sovell of Maple Plain & Elton (Darlene) Kohnen of Mesa, Arizona; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by husband Marlin C. Kohnen, a son Steve J. Kohnen, two sons-in-law, her parents and seven siblings.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Agnes Kohnen will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 30th at The Church of St. Albert in Albertville. Father Peter Richards will be the Celebrant.
Interment Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Loretto.
A visitation will be held AT THE CHURCH on Tuesday, March 29th from 4-8 P.M. Further visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday morning, March 30th one hour prior to Mass.
Casket Bearers will be Nathan Kohnen, Randy Vergin, Daniel Kohnen, Thomas Kohnen, Katie Jones and Keith Robeck.

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April 18, 1955 – Thursday, March 24, 2016

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The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 PM

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The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 PM

Dixie Jean Neswick, age 60 of Monticello, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016. Dixie Jean Borcherding was born April 18, 1955 in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Wendell and Goldie mae (Chapman) Borcherding.

Dixie attended East Middle School and East High School in Sioux City, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith at Immaculate Conception Church in Sioux City, Iowa.

On April 27, 1974, Dixie Borcherding and Martin Neswick were united in holy marriage at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City, Iowa. The two were blessed with three children. The family moved to Minnesota in 2003.

Dixie enjoyed going to the casino, baking, Dr. Pepper, being a loyal fan of Days of Our Lives, reconnecting with friends and family on Facebook, and listening to country music. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Wendell and Goldie Borcherding; and nephew, Chad Hutzell.

She is survived by her husband, Martin of Monticello; children, Jeff (Kiersten) and their children Jake and Leo of Springfield, IL, Amanda (Nathan) Severson and their children Carter and Lauren of Buffalo, Andrea Neswick (Jake Sluss) of Howard Lake; sisters, Linda (Gordon) Halfrich of Sioux City, IA, Kathy (Eleazar) Martinez of South Sioux City, NE, Debbie (Dale) Frisch of Apple Valley; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A memorial service for Dixie Neswick will be held Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM with visitation one hour prior at the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.

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