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United Methodist Church, Buffalo, MN
Saturday, November 5, 2011
2:00 PM

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United Methodist Church, Buffalo, MN
Friday, November 4, 2011
4-8 PM

John E. Weldele, age 58, of rural Buffalo passed away on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2011 at The St. Cloud Hospital.

He was born on September 21, 1953 in Buffalo the son of Jerome W. & Lucille Ordorff Weldele.

John graduated from Buffalo High School in 1971. He later attended Jackson Vocational School for two years.

On October 13, 1979, John E. Weldele & Sandra L. Gade were joined in holy marriage in Okabena, Minnesota. God blessed their marriage with two daughters: Lacey & Katie.

John engaged in farming and he also worked for F.H. Schmidt as a foreman for many years until 2008.

He enjoyed family trips with his wife and their two daughters, spear fishing, hunting, playing cards and horseshoes.

John was a member of The United Methodist Church in Buffalo.

Survived by loving wife: Sandy; loving daughters: Lacey Weldele of Roseville & Katie (Bode) Clitherow of Woodbury; a grandson: Boden Clitherow; his mother: Lucille Weldele of Buffalo; sisters: Tonia (Dale) Wagner of Cambridge, Lisa (Craig) Thibodeau of Clearwater, Julie Weldele of Big Lake, Ava Marie (Bruce) Stensby of Buffalo and Jessica (Eric) Handt of Montrose; father-in-law: Lyle Gade of Okabena; a brother-in-law: Michael (Linda) Gade of Darwin; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his father: Jerome W. Weldele, his mother-in-law: Donna Mae (Wolff) Gade and by a niece: Emma Handt.

Funeral services for John Weldele were held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 5th at The United Methodist Church in Buffalo. Pastor Jef Olson officiated. Interment followed at St. Mark’s Cemetery-Pelican Lake.

A visitation was held at the church on Friday, November 4th from 4-8 P.M.

Casket Bearers were Nephews: Jordan Thibodeau, Levi Wagner, Drew Thibodeau, Frank Wagner, Beau Thibodeau, Shennon Thibodeau, Jackson Stensby, Mitchell Handt, Cade Stensby and Tyler Gade.

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

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January 16, 1933 – Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Friday, November 4, 2011
1:00 PM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, November 3, 2011
4-8 PM

Beverly Jean Holland, age 78, of Buffalo and formerly of Watertown passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 surrounded by her family.

She was born on January 16, 1933 in Fontanelle, Iowa the daughter of Walter & Mabel (Pearson) Johnson.

Beverly was an avid reader, she also enjoyed birdwatching, flower gardens, cooking and dining at Red Lobster.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Survived by her children: Harold (Ann) Holland, Jr., Juanita (Michael) Olson, Joanne (Dennis) Dicks, Susan Schiro, John (Deborah) Holland, Steven (Marla) Holland, Curtis (Diana) Holland, Timothy (Carol) Holland and Gail (Jay) VanKrevelen; twenty four grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; a brother: Donald (Virginia) Johnson; a sister: Linda (Myron) Solberg; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband: Harold L. Holland, Sr., a son: Richard Holland, her parents: Walter and Mabel Johnson and by a son-in-law: Gary Schiro.

Funeral services for Beverly Holland will be held on Friday, November 4th at 1:00 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Pastor Paul Kling will
officiate.

Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 3rd from 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home and on Friday, November 4th from 12 Noon until the time
of services.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be grandsons: Bradley Ditsch, Joe Holland, Mike Theis, Shawn Davis, Josh Schiro, Adam Holland and Jared Holland.

Casket Bearers will be grandsons: Brian Ditsch, Ben Ditsch, Nick Olson, Matt Holland, Morgan Holland and Travis Holland

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.

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June 22, 1946 – Sunday, October 30, 2011

Service Information
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
12:00pm

Visitation Information
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
9:00am – 12:00pm

Mary Helen Swartzer, age 65, of Buffalo, MN died Sunday, October 30, 2011 at St. Cloud Hospital. Mary Helen loved life and fought hard against cancer for 8 years.
She was born to Leo and Rufina (Ramola) Florek on June 22,1946 in Watertown, MN.
Mary Helen graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Waverly in 1964. On December 2, 1967, Mary Helen married Eugene Swartzer. She lived in Montrose and Delano before moving to Buffalo in 1988. Mary Helen worked at Napa in Delano for many years as a bookkeeper. She was a member of the Delano Legion Auxiliary, Northwest Deanery and was involved in the Boy Scouts.
She is survived by husband, Eugene; children: Michelle (Mike) Baker of Sauk Rapids, MN, Paul Swartzer of Park Rapids, MN, Margaret (Scott) Tornio of Appleton, WI and Jane (Tim) Kiphuth of Monticello, MN; grandchildren: Matthew, Mitchell, Marshall and Mackenzie Alger, Cody and Ashlee Swartzer, Ian Paulson, Alex Tornio, Wyatt and Addison Kiphuth; brother: Kevin (Pat) Florek; sisters: Karen (Alan)Hoskins and Janyse Florek.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mass of Christian Burial took place at noon on Wednesday, November 2 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Visitation took place Wednesday morning prior to Mass. Interment will follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.
The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo assisted the family with arrangements.

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December 28, 1927 – Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Service Information
Peterson Chapel St. Michael/Albertville
Saturday October 29, 2011
3:30 p.m.

Visitation Information
Peterson Chapel St. Michael/Albertville
Saturday October 29, 2011
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

DeNyse Lund, age 83, of Buffalo, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Parkview Care Center.

DeNyse was born on December 28,1927 in Sioux City, Iowa to Robert and Dorothy(Hines)Quimby.

DeNyse was preceded in death by two husbands: Donald Krueger and Elmer Lund, brother: Ray Quimby and his wife Ida Quimby and step-daughter: Ruth.

DeNyse is survived by her sister: Anita (Richard) Florhaug, sons: Robert, Ronnie, Roger, Rodney, Richard and John, daughters: Donna, Faye, Jane, Jeannie, Judy and Joan, 25 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, neices and nephews.

A memorial service will be held for DeNyse Lund on Saturday October 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm at the Peterson Chapel St. Michael/Albertville 300 Main Street, St. Michael, Minnesota. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until the time of the service on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the Peterson Chapel St. Michael/Albertville.

The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael/Albertville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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June 11, 1936 – Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Private Family Service

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Private Family Service

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo assisted the family.

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February 15, 1924 – Monday, October 17, 2011

Service Information
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
10:00 A.M,

Visitation Information
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo
Thursday, October 20, 2011
from 9:00 A.M. until time of s

Lillian M. Carstensen, age 87, of Buffalo passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011 at Lake Ridge Care Center.

She was born in Buffalo on February 15, 1924 the daughter of Carl & Freida Erdman Carstensen.

Lillian graduated from Buffalo High School in 1941.

She began working at the local lumber yard in 1945. Lillian finished with sixty two years in the lumber business before retiring.

She was a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

Her favorite saying was “See you round the corner.”

Survived by a niece and a nephew: JoAnn Fadden of Buffalo & Wayne (Janice) Mero of Milaca; great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents and a sister: Emma Mero.

Funeral services for Lillian Carstensen will be held on Thursday, October 20th at 10:00 A.M. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Pastor James Disney will officiate.

Visitation at the Church on Thursday morning, October 20th beginning at 9:00 A.M.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Gregory & Sandy Dickerman and Sophie, Ron & Bonnie Enter and family, The New Year’s Eve Group and Lillian’s Classmates.

Casket Bearers will be Seamus Cronin, Kurt Fadden, Sean Cronin, Danny Abbott, Judd Goers, Todd Mero, Chad Mero, Dan Mero and David Mero.

Memorials are suggested to donor’s choice, St. John’s or Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church-Crawford Lake.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.