Star News » Announcements The Star News covers community news, sports, current events and provides advertising and information for Elk River, Otsego, Rogers and Zimmerman, Minnesota and their surrounding areas. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:20:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Greenly / Loidolt Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:34:21 +0000 Greenly / Loidolt

Marv and Shannon Loidolt of Elk River announce the upcoming wedding of their son, Jared, to Bethany, daughter of Jill Greenly and Bruce Greenly and Valerie Brown-Greenly, all of Coon Rapids.
Jared is a 2006 graduate of Elk River High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He is employed as an international logistics coordinator in Eden Prairie.
Bethany is a 2008 graduate of Coon Rapids High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She is employed as a staffing specialist in Brooklyn Park.
An October 2015 wedding is planned in Coon Rapids. The couple will reside in Otsego. ]]> 0 Dessel LaRue Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:33:48 +0000 Dessel   LaRue

Dessel LaRue passed away at Golden Pond Home in Maple Grove on Aug. 25, 2015, at the age of 74, after a long battle with Parkinsons.
Born Dessel Margaret Hetrick on Feb. 9, 1941, and graduated from Elk River High School. She married Jerrold LaRue in 1961, they had two sons. Dessel was a longtime member of the Zimmerman United Methodist Church and was active in the community.
She is survived by sons Layne (Marty) of Princeton and Lance (Julie) of Albertville; brother, Hetrick Allan (Mary Lee); sisters, Nancy (Bob) Palmer and Jill (Herb) Matson, all of Zimmerman; also, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial service Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, 10 a.m., Dares Funeral Home, 805 Main St. NW, Elk River, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Bellwood Cemetery. Arr. by Dares Funeral Home, 763-441-1212,

]]> 0
Dean A. Hauan Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:28:27 +0000 Dean Hauan, age 92, of Elk River, passed away on Aug. 26, 2015.
Preceded in death by his parents; two sons; four brothers; two sisters.
Survived by his wife of 71 years, Ruth; son, David; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two brothers; other family and friends.
Memorial service will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Dare's Funeral Home, 805 Main St., Elk River, with visitation starting at 3:30 p.m. Dare's Funeral Home, 763-441-1212,
symbol image
]]> 0
Gary D. Peterson Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:29:20 +0000 Gary Peterson, age 71, longtime Elk River educator, died August 22, 2015.
Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Florence Peterson of Austin, MN; brother, Allan.
Survived by wife, Roberta; son, Todd Grapp (David Chollar); daughter, Britt; sister, Nancy Castellari.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at the Union Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 1118 4th St. NW, Elk River, with visitation at 1 p.m. Memorials preferred to Mayo Clinic cancer research. Dare’s Funeral Home,, 763-441-1212.
]]> 0
Fred & Carolle St. Jean Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:30:22 +0000 Fred & Carolle St. Jean

50 Years, 18,250 Days, 438,000 Hours, 26,280,000 Minutes, 4 Children, 2 Grandchildren = 1 Blessed Family. Happy 50th Anniversary Fred & Carolle St.Jean September 4, 2015. From Kevin, Julie, Darren, Becky, Lilly, Olivia, Missy, Howard & Jarret ]]> 0 Berwyn / Miller Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:31:38 +0000 Berwyn / Miller

God showered His blessings on Joey Berwyn and Diana Miller on May 30, 2015. ]]> 0 Keith Stadt Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:46:39 +0000 Loving Father and Grandfather

Keith Allen Stadt, age 65, originally from Elk River, passed away in his Florida home August 2, 2015.
Survived by wife Joyce Stadt; daughters Jennifer Stadt and Josie Wood; sisters Sharon and Linda and brother Dick. He will be greatly missed.

]]> 0
Matthew D. Kanne Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:35:37 +0000 Matthew D. Kanne

Thank you for your selfless decision to serve our Country. Congratulations on your Basic Training Graduation from Ft. Benning, GA. Next will be to finish out your Senior year at Elk River High School then head back to Ft. Benning next Spring to continue your Infantry training! ]]> 0 Brink Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:35:29 +0000 Trevor J. Brink, an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet at St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn., has graduated from the three-week airborne training course, also known as "jump school," at the U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
Brink is the son of Terry and Christina Brink of Elk River. ]]> 0
Alice Engebretson Baldowsky Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:29:46 +0000 Passed away on Aug. 17, 2015, at the age of 105. Born in Elk River, longtime Minneapolis resident and Harold employee, she moved to Coon Rapids in 2009. Preceded in death by her sisters, Gladys (Bill) Mansur and Mae (Gus) Johnson. Survived by nieces, a nephew, their families, and friends. Private services have been held according to her wishes. Special thank you to all at Select Senior Living for their love, care, and patience and the loving friendship provided by Allina Hospice, volunteers, and friends. Dares Funeral Home 763-441-1212.

]]> 0