Announcements

Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother Norma Lillian Lemke, 85, of Big Lake formally of Elk River passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters on October 21, 2014. Norma was born in Minneapolis, MN on May 2, 1929. Norma married James Lemke on August 23, 1947. They were lifelong companions and shared the love of polka […]

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Norma Lillian Lemke, age 85, of Big Lake, formerly of Elk River, passed away Oct. 21, 2014. Arrangements by Dares Funeral Home, (763)441-1212. www.daresfuneralhome.com

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Evelyn Clarice Birchem, age 89, of Fergus Falls, Minn., formerly of Elk River, passed away Oct. 19, 2014. Arrangements by Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, (218)736-7586. www.olsonfuneralhome.com

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Former Elk River grocer George Dietz died peacefully at his home at St. Therese Southwest in Hopkins at the age of 90 on Oct. 16, 2014. George was born and raised in Carver, Mn, graduated from Chaska High School and attended Minneapolis Business College where he got a degree in accounting. He was a World […]

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Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother Adeline Christine Koelfgen, 96, of Big Lake passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Oct. 3, 2014. Adeline was born in Hopkins, MN on Oct. 14, 1917. She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Westphal, seven sisters and three brothers. Survived by one sister June Bird of […]

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Lawrence Toth Jr., age 74, of Elk River passed away. 40-year employee of Hoffman Engineering, but his heart was in farming for a lifetime. Preceded by his parents, Lawrence and Gertrude; brother, Henry. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Irene; children, Dennis (Vicky Olson) and Julie (Steve) Engelmeyer; grandchildren, David, Andrea and Nicholas; siblings, […]

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Jennifer Ann Dittberner (Drewes), age 41, graduated from Elk River High School in 1992. Jennifer married Donald Dittberner Jr. in 1998. They raised their two children, Kaitlyne, age 17, and Dustin, age 13, in Otsego, Minnesota. Jennifer was employed by Crystal Cabinets, Metro Travel, Outdoor News and Accurate Home Care. Jennifer loved spending time outdoors […]

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Marvel Adeline (Christianson) Grams passed away on Oct. 9, 2014 in Cambridge, MN at the age of 91. Marvel was born on August 27, 1923 in Santigo, MN to Melvin and Alma Christianson. Marvel graduated from Big Lake High School. On October 18, 1946 she married Howard Grams at Hope Lutheran Church in Orrock. During […]

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Loren J. Koehler, age 88, lifelong resident of Nowthen, MN died Saturday Oct. 11, 2014 peacefully in his home. Loren was born on June 9, 1926 to Martha (Whitlef) and Ernest Koehler in Burns. He served in the US Army from 1944-46 as a rifleman with the 5th Cavalry Regiment in Japan. On Sept. 14, […]

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