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February 22, 2012
WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Donald Peterson
Funeral services for Donald Peterson were held Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Dovray. Interment was in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials will be given to Hospice of Murray County, American Cancer Society, and Feed the Children Ministry. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com.
Donald Peterson, age 93, of rural Dovray died Monday, February 13, 2012 at Our House of Murray County in Slayton.
Donald Leon Peterson was born September 23, 1918 to Charles and Ludema (Elliott) Peterson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. Don attended country school District 14 and Walnut Grove High School through the tenth grade. He joined the US Army in 1942 where he earned the rank of Corporal. He was a truck driver light 345 and earned the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Motor Vehicle Drivers Badge. After his honorable discharge in 1945, Don returned home to help run the family farm with his brother Chester. On August 31, 1958, Don was united in marriage to Roselle “Sally” (Overton) Burt in Dovray, MN. They lived in Dovray for 4-1/2 years and then moved to a farm in Holly Township where he farmed until his retirement. He became a resident at Our House, Hospice of Murray County November of 2011. Don was a member of the Dovray American Legion, Westbrook VFW and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Dovray. Don enjoyed fishing, gardening, flowers, traveling and watching the deer.
Survivors include nieces: Ludema Kassel, Jeane Carter, Joyce Severson, Patricia Beierman, Edee Hunt, and Betty Waters; nephews: Vernon Hollingsworth, Richard Peterson, David Peterson, and Gary Peterson; special friend Stella Cohrs; many great nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; wife Sally; brothers Chester, Carl, William, and Ernie; sister Helen Hollingsworth; niece Joane Schmalz; nephews Chester Hollingsworth, Leonard Hollingsworth, Les Peterson; step son-in-law Gerald Burt; and other relatives
Mass of Christian Burial for LaVanche (Becker) Grossman was held Friday, February 17, 2012 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Sanborn. Interment was in Sanborn Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.
LaVanche (Becker) Grossman, age 97, of Lamberton, formerly of Chokio, died Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Valley View Nursing Home in Lamberton.
LaVanche Grossman was born September 14, 1914 in Sanborn, Minnesota to Frank and Elizabeth (Shonka) Becker. She and her twin brother, LaMoine (Mike) Becker, were baptized and confirmed at the Springfield Catholic Church. LaVanche attended school at Sanborn‚s public school. She and LaMoine provided the music for all activities at the high school. LaVanche played piano and saxophone. After high school, LaVanche attended the College of St. Theresa in Winona, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree. After graduation, LaVanche went on to teach school in Chokio, LeCenter, Tyler, Winnebago, and New Ulm public schools. She taught business and music for ten years. After teaching, LaVanche returned to school. She attended the Minneapolis School of Business and began working for National Cash Register for the next eighteen years. LaVanche married Joseph Grossman in 1976 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chokio. They made their home in Chokio where Joseph operated a grocery store. She took up golf at the age of 62. LaVanche enjoyed playing cards, golfing, fishing, traveling, visiting relatives and friends, and partaking in activities at the Chokio Senior Center. LaVanche and Joe were “snow birds” for years.
Survivors include her niece Roxanne (Becker) Soll, Minnetrista and nephew Richard (Donna) Becker, Glenwood.
Preceded her in death were her parents Frank and Elizabeth (Shonka) Becker; husband Joseph Grossman; twin brother LaMoine Becker; sister-in-law Ruth Kolset Becker.
Margaret Celestia Huchel
A Celebration of Life for Margaret Celestia Huchel will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, MN with interment at Greenhill Cemetery in Sebeka, MN. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2012 and 8:00 a.m. to the time of service on Saturday, at the funeral chapel. Guest Book available at http://www.hantge.com.
Margaret, age 84, of Silver Lake, MN, formerly of Sebeka, MN, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at Cedar Crest Estates in Silver Lake, MN.
Margaret was born on December 28, 1927, in Wayne County, IL. She was the daughter of Joseph and Ellen (Oaster) Patterson. Margaret was raised in Noble, IL, by her aunt Stella Ingles. She received her education in Noble and was a graduate of the Noble High School.
On July 14, 1946, Margaret was united in marriage to Elmer Lee Huchel, in Olney, Richland County, IL. Margaret and Elmer resided in Noble Illinois, Chicago Illinois and small towns in Missouri, Illinois and Minnesota. They retired to the Sebeka, MN area.
Margaret worked as a nurse’s aide. Margaret was a member of United Methodist Church, where she was involved in the United Methodist Church Women’s group.
Survivors include her children: Philip (Gloria) Huchel, Ft. Worth, TX, Gail (Elmer) Jessen, Buffalo Lake, MN, Greta (George) Meador, Blue Ridge, VA, Esther Huchel, Lake George, MN; 14 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Marsha Huchel, Bridgeport, WA; son-in-law, Benny Benes, Duluth, MN; brothers-in-law, Raymond (Karla) Huchel, SC, Larry Huchel, IN, Ron (Claudia) Huchel, Sebeka, MN; sisters-in-law, Pat (Wes) Foster, Ingraham, IL, Sandy (Carlos) McGregor, Olney, IL, nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Joseph and Ellen Patterson; husband, Elmer Huchel, March 1, 2011; son, Kenneth Huchel; daughter, Linda Benes; 1 granddaughter; 1 grandson; nephew; mother-in-law, Selma Huchel; father-in-law, Ralph Huchel; 2 brothers-in-law.
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