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Funeral services for Ronald Dean Louks, Jr. of Morris will be held Friday, March 13, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Ali Boomershine will be officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Pedersen Funeral Home and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Ronald Dean "Ronnie" Louks, Jr. son of Ronald Dean Louks and Marie Olina Vangen, was born Dec. 27, 1968 in Minneapolis. Ronnie grew up and lived many years in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis including: Coon Rapids, Zimmerman, Andover and Blaine.
Funeral Service for Ramona Grosland, age 96, of Sartell, formerly of Wheaton, will be held Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Wheaton with Rev. J.C. Duncan and Chaplain Gary Skramstad officiating. Pallbearers will be Scott Collignon, Neil Lee, Pat Schad, Kelly Smidt, Orv Smidt and Warren Williams. Organist will be Nancy Krenz. Interment will be in the spring in Wildwood Cemetery, Wheaton. Visitation will be held Friday, March 6, 2009 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. with a 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service at the Ranney Funeral Home in Wheaton.
George Francis Green, age 81 of Mesa, Ariz., passed away on March 1, 2009. Retired for 24 years he was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and served in the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife Anne, his parents Alfred Green and Luica Reding and one sister and four brothers. He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth, grandchildren Derek and Joshua as well as three other grandchildren and three great grandchildren. There will be a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 5 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, Ariz.
Funeral services for Dorothy Bell Moore Rhode of Morris and Herman will be held Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. AiM Beverly McNeill will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Burial will be at Summit Cemetery in Morris. Dorothy Bell Moore, daughter of Frank and Annie (Swanson) Moore, was born April 6, 1920 in Rendsville Township, in Stevens County, Minnesota. Dorothy graduated from Morris High School and continued her education at St Cloud State in St. Cloud, Minnesota for two years, receiving her teaching degree.
Paul Ralph Sorensen, age 60 of North Mankato, MN passed away on Friday, February 27, 2009 at his home following a struggle with ALS. Funeral service was held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Messiah Lutheran Church in North Mankato with Rev. Jim Ahlquist officiating. Burial was at Minneopa Cemetery, Mankato. Visitation was from 4-7 pm on Monday, March 2, 2009 at Mankato Mortuary. Memorials are preferred to the ALS Association or Messiah Lutheran Church Music Ministry. Paul was born on December 30, 1948 in Volga, SD to Ralph and Nina (Pletcher) Sorensen.
Funeral services for Marlys Schlieman were held on Thursday afternoon, February 26th, 2009, at 1:30 PM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton with Pastor Tim Renstrom officiating. Eileen Schwarz was the organist and the congregation sang "Amazing Grace", "Jesus Loves Me", and "Lift High the Cross". The Trinity Senior Choir sang "What A Friend". Casketbearers were Chad Fink, Stacey Bonnema, Kristin Fink, Jacob Arnold, Christopher Arnold, Ryan Schlieman, and Katie Schlieman.
Funeral services for Harold Noah Luthi of Morris will be held Monday, March 2, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church, rural Morris. The Apostolic Christian Church Ministers will be officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will in the church cemetery. Harold Noah Luthi, was born to William and Minnie (Schlupp) Luthi, on June 3, 1925 in Horton Township, Stevens County. He attended School District #16 through the 8th grade.
Funeral services for Laurie Ann Heintzelman of Morris will be held Friday, February 27, 2009 at 10:30 AM at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 to 8 PM with a prayer service at 7:30 at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will at Calvary Cemetery in Morris. Laurie Ann Heintzelman, daughter of David and Eileen (Pfab) Conlan, was born December 8, 1962 in Dubuque, Iowa, where she grew up. She graduated from Hempstead High School in 1981.
Funeral services for Ellen Mischke of Morris will be held Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Kongsvinger Lutheran Church, rural Donnelly. Reverend Judy Gelinske will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Ellen Gelina Maria Larsen was born June 29, 1909, to Lars and Gina (Medhus) Larsen, on her father's homestead in rural Clearwater County near Bagley.
Funeral services for Yvonne Fults of Donnelly will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at St. Theresia's Cemetery in Donnelly. Yvonne Louise Fults, daughter of Lewis and Dora (Goerish) Fults, was born July 22, 1932 at the family home near Sanborn. She moved with her family to rural Donnelly in 1940.