Aug
22

Westphal, Donald Henry, 88

Donald Henry Westphal was born February 13, 1928 in St. Peter, Minnesota, the son of Henry and Caroline (Luebke) Westphal. He was baptized on July 13, 1928 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter and confirmed in his faith at this same church on June 6, 1943. He grew up on the family farm attending country grade school and graduating from St. Peter High School on May 29, 1946. To go to high school he would ride horse to the neighbor’s farm and then catch a ride into town with them. Joining the Army he served his country until receiving a medical discharge after which he found employment at a stone quarry in Kasota, Minnesota.
Donald began his married life with Vivian Starke on September 25, 1951 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Nicollet, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with three children.
After graduating from Barber School in 1952 he began his career in Osseo before purchasing the Barber Shop in Howard Lake, which he owned and operated from 1954 to 2009. For 20 years he also drove school bus. As a member of St. James Lutheran Church, he served as an Elder, on various church boards and committees.
He enjoyed ice fishing with friends and family, gardening, doing yard work, going on family vacations, listening to old-time music, watching the Twins and spending time with family, grandkids and the great-grandkids. His devotion and care given to his wife Vivian in her last months was a true display of family commitment.
It was on August 21, 2016 while a resident at the Howard Lake Care Center that Donald was called to his eternal rest having reached the age 88 years, 6 months and 8 days
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Vivian; two brothers and three sisters.
Donald is survived by his daughter Deborah (David) Entner of Moose Lake, sons, Steven (Lynette) of Buffalo and Robert (Kelly) of Savage; grandchildren, Kristine, Paul, Philip, Clara, Trenton, Traci, Katie, Lauren and Mallory; great-grandchildren, Noah, Lucy, Fraya, Loretta, Aiden, Ryder, Hattie, Melanie, Rue, Hartley with another due in September; two great-step-grandchildren Tylor and Kyle; one sister Pearl Savoy of New Ulm; sister-in-law Marlys Peters (Jerome); brother-in-law Emil Starke, Jr.; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service; 11 AM Thursday, 8/25/2016, at St. James Lutheran School of Howard Lake. Visitation: 4-7 PM Wednesday, at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake and 1hr prior to Funeral Service Thursday at church. Prayer service: 7 PM Wednesday, Interment Howard Lake Cemetery

Aug
19

Lanning, Donald Leo, 81

Donald Lanning of Cokato, passed away on August 18, 2016.
Memorial Service will be on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 2 PM. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato

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Donald Leo Lanning was born on May 25, 1935, at Louisville, Kentucky. He lived in Texas for a short time but grew up mainly in Louisville. He graduated from St. Xavier High School, Louisville, Kentucky. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Signal Corps (in between the Korean Conflict and the U.S. involvement in Vietnam), were he received technical training in the repair and maintenance of aircraft communications systems. After being honorably discharged from the military, he earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville. Combining those skill sets, he was both an electrician and an electrical engineer, and for a while worked at Honeywell with communications and navigation systems for the Apollo space program.

In the early 1980’s he attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and earned an M.B.A.

Much of his working career was at Pillsbury (about 17 years) where he was on staff as an electrical engineer. In the late 1980’s Grand Metropolitan acquired Pillsbury and eliminated the staff engineers, he then became an electrical consultant for a variety of architectural firms, most recently EDC (Engineering Design Consultants), retiring just last year.

His prior marriage was to Carolyn Marie Lanning, which ended with her unexpected passing in July of 1990.

He lived in Minneapolis until 1973 then Hopkins until his marriage to Lucille Lorence on March 20, 1993. The couple made their home in Cokato.

Donald enjoyed everything about trains and was a model railroad enthusiast. He was an amateur historian, photographer. a student of the guitar, and until just a few years ago (once his leg no longer allowed him to stand without a cane) a home improvement do-it-yourself-er.

Donald passed away on August 18, 2016. He had reached the age of 81 years, 2 months and 23 days.

Survivors include; his wife Lucille of Cokato, son Michael Lanning of Hopkins. Step children: Vicky (Doug) Lindgren of Cokato, Randy (Susan) Vogt of Duluth. Step grandchildren: Angie, Jeremiah, Aurora, Anna, Naomi, and Adam.

Aug
09

Nolan, Derek Daniel 21

Nolan, Derek Daniel
age 21, of Cokato passed away with his family by his side. He was born October 17, 1994 in Hutchinson, MN. to Dan and Debbie (Heuer) Nolan. Derek was baptized in the French Lake Lutheran Church. He graduated in 2013 from Dassel-Cokato High School.
Derek enjoyed computer gaming and going to movies with his friends. He also enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, riding his atvs, bikes, and go carts. Derek had a huge heart and talent for helping people.
Preceded in death by his grandparents, Harlen and Marie Nolan, Maryetta Sale, and Ronald Heuer.
Survived by his parents, several aunts, uncles, relatives, and friends.
A celebration of Derek’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with a time of gathering 2 hours prior to the service at church. Internment immediately following services at the Albion Free Cemetery. Arrangement by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato and Howard Lake, 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com

Aug
01

Zander, Shawn Brian 30


Shawn Brian Zander, 30 of Coon Rapids. Passed away at Mercy Hospital on 7/27/2016. Survived by wife Jennifer Zander (Lieder), parents: Joan Keskey, David Keskey, Brian Zander, and siblings: Morgan Keskey, Courtney Keskey, Jeremy Zander, Jason Zander, and Krista Harvego. Memorial Service: 11 AM Thursday, 8/4/2016 at Church of Christ, Dassel, Minnesota. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM.

Jul
27

Scatieno, Lorraine Doris 93

Scatieno, Lorraine Doris 93 of Edina passed away 7/25/16, at Walker Methodist Care Suites of Edina. Born in Duluth, MN to George and Belle (Hansen) Wanzak on 4/21/1923. Graduated Morgan Park HS. Married Nick A. Scatieno who precedes her in death. Lived last 30 years in Edina. She is survived by her nieces. Grave side service 2 PM Friday, 7/29/2016 at Calvary Cemetery of Duluth. Family wishes to thank: the staff at Walker Care Suites, Hospice Care, and every one at Davita Dialysis, and a very special thank you to Jim for all your transportation, and kindness. Memorials are preferred to the humane society.

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