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July 17, 1992 – Friday, January 22, 2016

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Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, January 28, 2016
2:00 PM

Visitation Information
Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, January 28, 2016
12 – 2 PM

Jacob Harold Bauer, age 23 of Buffalo, MN, passed away unexpectedly at home on January 22, 2016.

Jacob is survived by his father, David; mother, Darcy; sister, Stacy (Devon) Mauk; girlfriend, Tricia Slicer; and grandparents, Harold and Judy Bruska, Dr. C.D. Bauer, and Marjorie Bauer. Jacob is also survived by his aunts, uncles, and cousins, Tammy (Loren), Heather (Dale), Ashlie, Travis; Randy, Brad, Justine, Nate; Kim (Scott), Cody, Kyle; Nikki, Erin, Amanda, Nevaeh, Julian; and Natalie.

He is preceded in death by his aunt, Lisa; and great-grandparents, Mildred and Leonard Bruska, Lavera and Bernhardt Schultz, Herbert and Louise Maxwell, and Florian and Margaret Bauer.

Jacob was known for enjoying his career as a mechanic, working on cars, and being an avid outdoors man –enjoying fishing, four wheeling, snowmobiling, and hunting.

All are welcome to join in remembering Jacob on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM, with visitation starting at 12:00 PM, at the Buffalo Evangelical Free Church in Buffalo, MN. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo, MN.

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September 4, 1948 – Thursday, January 21, 2016

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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hanover, MN
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
11:00 am

Visitation Information
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hanover, MN
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
10:00 am till time of service

Raymond Charles Schmitt passed away January 21, 2016 at the age of 67 years.

Raymond was born on September 4, 1948 in Brackenridge, PA to George Clayton and Sophie Helen (Wisnieski) Schmitt. He moved to Union, Illinois at the age of 4 where he was raised by his father and step-mother, Eileen (Crandall). He graduated in 1966 from Marengo Community High School in Illinois. He served in the US Army from 1967 to 1970, was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo and Fort Gordon, Georgia. He was a SSGT with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam from April ’68 – April ’69 and was awarded the Bronze Star. He later served in Seoul, South Korea. He received an honorable discharge in 1973. He moved to the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area and in December 1972 married Carol Ann Dieball. That union was blessed with two sons and one daughter, Daniel Edward, Eric Robert, and Robin Rae. On April 7, 2007, he married Sharilyn Ann (Freese) Simchuck and moved to St. Michael, Minnesota.

Ray was an avid golfer and could often be spotted on the local golf courses. His biggest thrill was golfing in Hawaii. In his youth he loved to play baseball and later watched it on TV, and often more than one game at a time. Ray has also written several poems.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Shari; sons, Daniel Edward, Eric Robert of Hartland, WI; daughter and her husband, Robin Rae (Drew) Blasewitz of Ixonia, WI; granddaughter, Alexa Taylor Blasewitz; grandson, Chase Anthony Blasewitz; step-daughter, Jacquelyn Ann (Lenny) Payne of Las Vegas, NV; step-granddaughter, Anna Cerra Payne; step-grandson, Conner Anthon Payne. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Anne (Marcus) Brouwer of St. Michael, MN; brother and siter-in-law, Robert George and Mary Schmitt of Colgate, WI; sister, Charlene Slaughter of Marengo, IL; sister and brother-in-law, Jeannie Gay and Carl Fischer of Scottsdale, AZ; step-sister, Sharon (Koplin) Bruner of Poplar Grove, IL; brother-in-law, Garry Francis (and Thayer) Freese of Kodak, TN; step-brother-in-law, James Robert (and Natalie) Brouwer of Manteco, CA; step-sister-in-laws, Lynnetta Nolan of Kasson, MN and Rose (Rev. Wendell) Davalaar of Hollandale, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Edward Clayton Schmitt and George Lyle Schmitt; and step-brothers, Stanley Koplin and Melvin Koplin.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 11:00 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 11024 Church Street NE, Hanover with visitation one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment with military honors will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at 1:45 pm. Assembly area #2. the American Legion and Patriot Guard Riders will be present.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Guardian Angels and Elim Home Care Hospice, 403 Main Street, Elk River, MN 55330

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

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August 30, 1968 – Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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LDS Chapel; Otsego, MN
Saturday; January 30, 2016
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
LDS Chapel; Otsego, MN
Friday, January 29, 2016
7 – 8:30 P.M.

Nathan Porter Colgrove, age 47, of Saint Michael, Minnesota, passed away on Jan. 20, 2016, after a courageous three-year battle with small cell pancreatic cancer. He died at home surrounded by family.

Nathan was born in Prescott, Arizona. He married Lorilee Jones in 1991 in Salt Lake City, UT. He was the fourth of five children of Max and Maurine Colgrove. His family was his greatest joy.

He served in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his life, including a two-year mission in Australia. He was an Eagle Scout and involved in scouting as an adult.
Family and friends will remember his gift for word play, sense of humor and humility. He was a peacemaker and problem solver.

Nathan graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from Brigham Young University. His career was spent working in the Information Technology sector, most recently as a manager with UnitedHealth Group.

Nathan is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lori, and his five children: Dallin, Jason, Brian, Joshua, Jemma; his parents Max and Maurine Colgrove; his siblings: Troy (Tammy), Thad (Lynn), Calli Tidwell (Lonnie), and Darci Hermanson (Erik).

A viewing will be on Jan. 29 from 7-8:30 pm. The funeral will be Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10:00 am. All services will be at the LDS chapel at 9474 Naber Ave NE, Otsego.

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

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March 20, 1953 – Saturday, January 16, 2016

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St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church – Buffalo
Friday, January 22, 2016
6:00 p.m.

Visitation Information
St. John’s Lutheran Church – Buffalo
Friday, January 22, 2016
one hour prior to service

John Edwin Henley passed away on January 16, 2016, in Buffalo after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his children Rick, Jesse, and Elizabeth, his granddaughters Alexis and Anaya Mila, his mother Frances W. Henley, his siblings Jim, Richard, and Susan, his son-in-law Jason, daughters-in-law Chelsea and Vishantie, and his loyal cat Habu.

John was born in Binghamton, NY on March 20, 1953. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, where he also competed on the swim team. After raising his family in Buffalo, John later moved to Colorado where he pursued his love of the outdoors. He returned to Buffalo last September to be with family and friends during his illness.

John was an avid outdoors man, rock climber, aviation enthusiast, engineer, programmer, martial artist, science fiction fan, math whiz, and insatiable reader of books. He spent much of his life hiking Colorado’s mountains, climbing with his kids, building electronics, attending air shows, and studying history. He will be remembered for his depth of knowledge, a quirky sense of humor, a quiet manner, and his kind heart. His spirit lives on with his children who themselves share many of his interests.

John’s family offers a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all who attended to him during his illness and are grateful for the condolences offered by those who knew John.

Services will be held this Friday, January 22 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 6:00 in the evening, with a short service to follow at 6:00. There will be an informal reception at John’s longtime friend Tia Larson’s home after the service with food and drinks. All are welcome.

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July 19, 1936 – Friday, January 15, 2016

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Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale, MN
Monday, January 18, 2016
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale, MN
Sunday, January 17, 2016
4-8 P.M.

Prayer service at 7:00 P.M.

Annette Lavina (Shogren) Bryant, age 79 of Clearwater, Minnesota passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016 in Annandale, Minnesota.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 17th from 4-8 P.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale. A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Monday morning, January 18th one hour prior to services at the church.

Funeral services for Annette Lavina (nee Shogren) Bryant will be held on Monday, January 18th at 11:00 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale. Pastor Thomas Queck will officiate. Private interment Corinna Cemetery in Annandale.

Casket Bearers will be her seven grandsons: Matthew Bryant, Ben Bryant, Jeremy Bryant, Hayden Bryant, Elijah Bryant, Bryan Anderson, and Brandon Anderson

Annette was born in Montrose, Minnesota on July 19, 1936 to John Albin & Laura (Prestidge) Shogren.

Annette was baptized on November 1, 1936 and confirmed in the Christian faith in April of 1947.

She graduated from Minnetonka High School in 1954.

On September 27, 1958, Annette married Duane “Sonny” Bryant. God blessed their marriage with seven children.

Annette and Sonny farmed together in Maple Lake until 1998 when they sold the farm and moved to Clearwater, Minnesota.

Annette loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed attending their school activities. For over fifty years she sang in the choir at Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale. She loved to crochet, making beautiful baby blankets for her grandchildren and also helped a quilting group in Clearwater. For many years Annette actively participated in TOPS. Annette and Duane loved to get together with friends and play cards. She also graciously supported her husband’s fishing habit.

Annette is survived by her husband: Duane; a sister: Glenna (Jean-Pierre) Briant of Boulder, Colorado; her seven children: Gary (Sandy) Bryant of Zumbrota, Minnesota, Gayle Balster of Minot, North Dakota, Brenda (Marvin) Anderson of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Michael (Lynn) Bryant of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Geoffrey (Amy) Bryant of Maple Lake, Minnesota, Randy (Kari) Bryant of Monticello, Minnesota, and Roxanne (Gregg) Thompson of Farmington, Minnesota; twenty-one grandchildren and one great grandchild; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents Albin & Laura Shogren, her father-in-law & mother-in-law: Harold & Luella Bryant, a brother and a sister-in-law Gilman & Ardis Bryant, and by a sister-in-law Arlene Bryant.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com

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June 6, 1935 – Friday, January 15, 2016

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Vision of Glory Lutheran Church; Plymouth, MN
Friday, January 22, 2016
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
AT THE CHURCH
Thursday, January 21, 2016
4 – 8 P.M.

Visitation for Anne will be held Thursday, January 21 from 4 to 8 P.M. at Vision of Glory Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 22 at 11:00 A.M. with visitation continuing one hour prior to the service at Vision of Glory Lutheran Church, 13200 MN Hwy 55, Plymouth. Interment will be at Sunset Cemetery in South Haven, MN.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.