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Funeral services for Ella Helen Koosmann were held Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at Faith Lutheran Church, Morris. Reverend Dell Sanderson officiated. Burial was in Summit Cemetery. Ella Helen Jeske, daughter of William and Ida (Sarinske) Jeske, was born Feb. 15, 1920 in Glenwood City, Wis. She grew up in a family of 12 siblings and at an early age, moved to St. Paul to live with her Aunt Anna. While in St. Paul, she trained as a beautician and met Wilbert Koosmann through members of his family. The couple was married on Sept. 23, 1939 and from this union 5 children were born.
Joseph Theede, a loving, warm and gentle man, age 79 of Maple Lake, formerly of Morris passed away from a massive coronary heart attack on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake. Fr. Michael Izen will officiate. Friends may call from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale. Joseph A. Theede was born Sept. 26, 1929 in Breckenridge to Nickolas and Catherine (Bernard) Theede. He served in the Korean War in the US Army and was employed with Otter Tail Power for 42 years.
Rolyn Erling Samuelson "Sam", age 77, of Elbow Lake, died at his home on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008. Funeral services for Rolyn Erling Samuelson were held on Monday, Nov. 24, at the United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake with Pastor Bob Toso officiating. Burial was in the Ness Cemetery, Elbow Lake. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 321. Rolyn Erling Samuelson was born on July 19, 1931, in Clinton to Samuel and Emma Samuelson Tuller. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He graduated from Clinton High School.
Wallace L. Simonson, age 82, of Faribault, died on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at Keystone Communities of Faribault. Funeral services will be held at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Richard L. Jorgensen officiating. Interment with veteran's military rites will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service. Wallace Leigh, the son of Simon and Clara (Kackman) Simonson, was born on Feb. 8, 1926 in Breckenridge.
Funeral services for Lois Irene Schueller of Morris will be held Friday, Nov. 28, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be St. Theresia's Catholic Cemetery in Donnelly Lois Schueller died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 at West Wind Village in Morris. She was 96 years old. She was born Jan. 26, 1912 in Morris, the daughter of Henry and Emily Smith. Lois graduated from Morris High School. Nov.
Memorial services for Jodi Lynn Hagen of Alberta will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Dell Sanderson will be officiating. Visitation will take place Friday in conjunction with the scheduled benefit at the Morris American Legion in Morris from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visitation will resume one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at Frog Lake Cemetery, rural Alberta at a later date. Jodi Lynn Wells, daughter of Willis and Dorothy (Anderson) Wells, was born Dec.
Funeral services for Charles Bergstrom of Donnelly will be held Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at 10 AM at Kongsvinger Lutheran Church, rural Donnelly. Reverend Ali Boomershine will be officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 to 7 PM at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Kongsvinger Lutheran Cemetery, rural Donnelly. Military rites will be provided by the Morris American Legion, VFW and AmVets. Charles William Bergstrom, son of Robert and Audrey (Fraser) Bergstrom, was born Feb.
Funeral services for Alice Fuchs of Morris will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the Minnewaska Home in Starbuck. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Morris. Alice Luella Meyer, daughter of William and Inez (Evert) Meyer, was born Aug. 29, 1912. She was baptized on Jan. 2, 1931 at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. On Jan. 7, 1931, she was united in marriage to William Joseph Fuchs.
June Dahl was born on June 28, 1922, the fifth of eight children born to Paul and Sophie (Heubner) Zahl, in Morris. After graduating from Morris High School she spent two years in nurses training before marrying Warren C. Dahl on Jan. 16, 1943 in Bradenton, Fla. She and Warren then spent the next 28 years traveling the world, with three children in tow, courtesy of the US Air Force.
Funeral services for Dolores Joy Berg of Cyrus were held Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus. Reverend Kristina Braaten-Lee officiated. Burial was in Cyrus South Cemetery, rural Cyrus. Dolores Joy Berg was born in Morris on Oct. 16, 1928 to Harry and Ella Juergenson. They had a farm 5 miles west of Cyrus. She attended the rural Stone School House and was proud to carry the world globe into the school on its inauguration day. As her father farmed with work horses, Dolores learned to ride and taught her riding horses to do tricks.