obituaries

In Loving Memory Graveside services will be held for Marjorie Koehler, age 89 of Perham, Minnesota on November 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Vernon Cemetery, Elk River, Minnesota. Marjorie Marie Koehler was born on October 27, 1925 in Burns Township, rural Elk River, Minnesota. Her parents were the late Henry and Dora (Nickerson) Koehler. [...]

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Steven Jay Hansen, age 60, of Elk River, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at his home. Steven was born on December 30, 1953, in Minneapolis, the son of Carl and Juanita (Althaus) Hansen. Steven was united in marriage to Sharon Stevenson on September, 23, 1972 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in South Minneapolis. Steven [...]

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Gerald Jerry McChesney, age 76, of Elk River passed away. He was born in Lynd, MN and moved to Elk River in 1963 where he owned and operated a successful cabinetry business for 34 years. Preceded by his parents, Ruth and Mike McChesney and brother, Thomas. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Joanne (nee [...]

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Lynn Elbert Bowe, age 89 of Elk River, passed away October 24, 2014 at the Veterans Medical Center in St. Cloud, MN. Lynn was born on the farm in Randolph, Dakota County, MN on July 7, 1925. His parents were Lynn Elbert Sr. and Selma Johnson Bowe. Lynn and his mother were very active 4H [...]

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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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