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Howard Niles Ferry, 77,  Buffalo, Minnesota, passed away June 8, 2019.

Howard was born June 11, 1941 to Howard and Bernice (White) Ferry, in Eagle Bend, Minnesota.  After growing up in Minneapolis, and graduating from Anoka High School in 1959, he enlisted in The United States Air Force, where he was stationed at Truax Field in Madison, Wisconsin.  He also served in the Wisconsin Air National Guard.   On December 8, 1962, he married Janice De Young in Waupun, Wisconsin and had been married 56 years.   In June 1964, their daughter Dana Kay was born.

Upon completion of military service, he worked at Gibbs Manufacturing & Research in Janesville, Wisconsin.   In 1965 Howard moved his family to Minneapolis, where he took a position with Northwestern Bell.  In 1984 he transferred to AT&T and in 1991 he retired.  He was a member of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 7200 and a member of the American Legion Post  #270 in Buffalo, MN.

After his retirement, he worked part time at Ace Hardware in Robbinsdale.  Having a passion for woodworking and fixing antique musical instruments, he took a position at Barton Player Piano Co, as a master player piano repairman.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed living in their home overlooking the lake in Buffalo, Minnesota.  He especially loved spending time with his family and friends.

Howard is survived by his wife Janice Ferry of Buffalo, Minnesota; daughter Dana Ferry (Chuck Wiser) of St. Cloud, Minnesota;  granddaughter Emily (Phill) Boehm of St. Joseph, Michigan;  great grandson Seth; sister-in- law Sheryl (Thomas) Ferry; and nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his parents Howard and Bernice, brother Thomas, and brother Bruce and wife Barbara.

A service for the immediate family was held.

Memorials to the National Kidney Foundation, 1970 Oakcrest Avenue, #208, St. Paul, Minnesota  55113.

A special thank you to the staff at Lakeside Oasis and North Memorial Home Hospice.

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

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Martha Eldoris (Epple) Mielke, age 74, of Waconia and formerly of Silver Lake and Winsted passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at New Perspective Senior Living in Waconia.

She was born on August 16, 1944 in Buffalo the daughter of Herbert L. & Esther P. (Schultz) Epple.

Martha graduated from Buffalo High School in 1962.

She was a farm wife for many years and worked very hard.  Martha was also formerly employed at Casey’s in Glencoe and at the Pantry in Winsted.

She was a companion volunteer.

Martha was a long time 4H leader and also a former Silver Lake Lions member.

Martha enjoyed playing bingo, called bingo too, puzzles, playing cards and telling jokes.

Survived by her loving children: Brenda Mielke of Brooklyn Park, Darlene (Brian) Kolling of Greenfield and Brian (Tiffany) Mielke of St. Michael; four grandchildren: Adam (Taylor) Kolling, Sarah Kolling, Morgan & Kendall Mielke; a brother: Herman (Joni) Epple of Montrose; a sister: Clara (Harold) Iverson of Waverly, Iowa; her former husband and lifelong friend: Donald Mielke of Plato; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death her parents.

A Memorial service for Martha Mielke will be held on Tuesday, April 16th at 11:00 A.M. at Faith Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake.   Pastor Carol Chmielewski will officiate.  Inurnment will follow at Cassel Cemetery rural Delano.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 16th at the church beginning at 9:00 A.M.

Urn Bearer will be Brian Mielke.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made to


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May 5, 1923-October 9, 2018


Eileen C. Heuring, age 95, of Albertville passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Engel Haus in Albertville.

She was born on May 5, 1923 in Albertville the daughter of Joseph J. & Henrietta (Bell) Theisen.

On November 6, 1945, Eileen C. Theisen and Guido A. Heuring were joined in holy marriage at St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville.  God blessed their marriage with six children.

Eileen worked for many years at Wonderalls in Buffalo as a sewing floor manager.

She was a faithful member of The St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville and also belonged to its Christian Mothers.  She had a strong Catholic faith!

Eileen was an excellent cook and seamstress.   She enjoyed preparing a big Sunday meal for family.  Eileen loved having family around her.

She enjoyed traveling and playing cards.

Survived by her children: Shirley (Chuck) Fuller of Holt, Michigan, Ken (Cheryl) Heuring and Gary Heuring all of Albertville, Michael Heuring of Andover, Robert (Chris) Heuring and Donald (Valerie) Heuring all of Albertville; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; sisters: Delrose Komasinski of Lansing, Michigan and Louise Theisen of Buffalo; a brother-in-law: Owen Heuring of Shakopee; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband Guido A. Heuring on June 16, 1995, her parents and by five siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Eileen Heuring will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville.  Father Joe Zabinski will be the Celebrant.

Interment will follow at St. Albert’s Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 14th from 4-8 P.M. AT THE CHURCH.  Prayer Service 7:00 P.M.   Further visitation will be held on Monday, October 15th one hour prior to Mass at the church.

Casket Bearers will be Jason, Brian, Daniel, Cory, Troy and Erik Heuring and James Fuller.