Apr
29

Santema, Sidney John 87

Santema, Sidney John
age 87, of Cokato passed away on April 29, 2016. He was born August 15, 1928 to John and Bertha Santema in Bogus Brook Township of Mille Lacs County, MN. Sidney was baptized as an infant and became a member of Pease Christian Reform Church in 1950. He attended grade school in District 36, grades 1 thru 4 and finished his education in Pease Christian School. Sid was drafted into the United States Army in January of 1950. He was united in marriage to Frances Strating on December 26, 1951, and they made their home in Daleville, Alabama. After being discharged from the Army with the rank of a sergeant, Sid and Fran moved to Milaca, MN in October of 1952. In 1953, he worked as an apprentice butter maker in Pease, MN. They moved to Day, MN in 1956 where Sid managed the Day Creamery and was honored as the states youngest butter maker, receiving many awards. In 1958, they moved to Braham, MN and he managed the Braham Co-op Creamery, and in 1967 moved to Cokato to manage the C & H Ag. Service until retiring in August of 1993. After retiring, Sid worked several years for Terning Seeds Company.
Sid served as a volunteer fireman in Braham and Cokato for a total of 26 years. He was an active member of the Elim Mission Church in Cokato.
Survived by his wife, Fran, children, Michael (Teri) Santema of Inver Grove Heights, MN Sandra (John) Henz of Sauk Rapids, MN and Steven (Merla) Santema of Cokato, grandsons, Patrick Henz and Tim Santema, 2 step-grandsons, Brett Henz and Jon Benson, and brother John of Pease, MN.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Harris, and sister, Alice Mosley.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Elim Mission Church in Cokato, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at church. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato, www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-286-2534

Apr
26

Derry, Genevieve (Jan) Josephine 95


Genevieve (Jan) Josephine (Fuchs) Derry died peacefully on April 25, 2016 at Assumption Home of Cold Spring, surrounded by her family. Jan was born to Christine and Christian Fuchs on January 12, 1921, in Albany, Minnesota in the middle of a snow storm. After a youth filled with outdoor activities, music, dancing, plays, laughter and the companionship of her sisters and brother, she married the love of her life, Raymond Derry, on June 10, 1944 after a romance that began at the Minnesota State Fair. Jan and Ray had an affinity for the State Fair for the rest of their 57 years together. Jan had many jobs throughout her life, all of them in service to others. Her most memorable and happiest times were as a homemaker and mother of eight children after numerous novenas to St. Jude. Jan was always active in parish life, quilted lap robes, and crocheted thousands of caps, scarves, and mittens for the missions abroad and at home. We are assured of her welcome into the Father’s kingdom.
Jan is preceded in death by: her husband Ray, her parents, brother Peter Fuchs and sister Eileen Terry. She is survived by her children: Eileen and Norman Wallace, Jon Derry, Bob and Mimi Derry, Chuck Derry and Rose Thelen, Tom and Ivy Derry, Kathy and Anthony Hurst, Rae and Greg Nohner, Meg and Kevin Bakke. Grandchildren: Kate Wallace and Nate Dobbs, Liz Wallace and Doug Baumann, Jane Wallace, Charles Wallace; Molly and Brandon Millet, Lewis Derry, Claire Niessen-Derry, Evan Niessen-Derry, Tanya and Andy Haugen, Matt and Lindsey Derry, Phillip Derry, Jason and Katie Derry, Samuel Hurst, Josie Hurst, Karl and Brooke Nohner, Lori Nohner, Erin Bakke and Edward Gallichio, Adam Bakke. 11 great-grandchildren. Her beloved sisters; Lou Atwood, Lorraine Terry, Marion Otterness.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11 AM, Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 930 North 31st Avenue St. Cloud, Minnesota
Visitation; 1 hr prior to service at church
Interment Assumption Cemetery of St. Cloud.

Apr
21

Radzwill, William S. 75


William S. Radzwill, longtime resident of Cokato, passed away April 6th, 2016 at the age of 75. As a new graduate from Indiana University School of Law he and his young family moved to Cokato, where he practiced law specializing in municipal and watershed law. As an avid outdoors man he enjoyed skiing, camping, and sailing with his family and friends.
He was a loving Father and doting Grandfather, survived by children; Kristina (John) DeLaundreau, Kirk (Sheri), Mark (Jesse), Kathryn (Mark) Manninen, Sarah (Matt) Root, and Anna (Josh). Grandchildren; Maria, Michelle, Aaron, Jennifer, Kate (Erin), Kilee, McCabe, Bella, Hannah, Henry, Jack, Ty and Lucy. Brother Richard (Ruth) and sister Susan (David). Preceded in death by father William and mother Evelyne.

Visitation Saturday, April 30th 3-6 pm with 6:00 pm Celebration of Life at St. John’s Educational Center, 17260 US-12, Cokato, MN 55321. Arrangements made through Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Cokato MN. www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-286-2534.

Apr
20

Holmberg, Allen Luvern 79

Holmberg, Allen Luvern
age 79, of Knapp, MN passed away on April 19, 2016. He was born on January 23, 1937 in Harvey Township, Meeker County to Lawrence and Ida (Nelson) Holmberg. Allen was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Grove City, MN . He attended District 75 Meeker County School and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1954. Allen attended one year at St. Cloud State University, where he wrestled on the Husky team. He followed the love of his life to St. Paul, becoming a beautician, like Gloria. Allen married Gloria Nelson on October 18, 1958. They had 2 children, Lorene and Vanessa, making their home in Cokato, MN, where they farmed together.
Allen is survived by his daughter, Vanessa (Mark) Sjobeck, grandchildren, Collin and Alexandra Sjobeck, son in-law, Bob Bonine and his children Matthew and Marie Bonine. He is also survived by his brother Chet (Barb) Holmberg, sister in-law Darlene Holmberg, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Gloria, parents, Lawrence and Ida, daughter, Lorene Bonine, sister, Ardis Anderson, and brother, Wesley Holmberg.
A funeral service will take place on at 10 AM on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at North Crow River Lutheran Church in Knapp, MN. Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Friday, April 22, 2016 and continue 1 hour prior to the service all at the church. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato, MN. www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-286-2534

Apr
20

Morris, Carl August Gordon 92

Morris, Carl August Gordon
age 92, of Cokato passed away on April 20, 2016. He was born May 20, 1923 in French Lake Township to Isaac and Ruth (Peterson) Morris. Carl was baptized June 3, 1923 and confirmed June 5, 1938 at North Crow River Lutheran Church in Knapp, MN. He grew up in French Lake and Lamson, MN. He attended Dassel High School and graduated from Cokato High School. Carl worked as a farm laborer until joining the United States Army, serving his country in Okinawa, Japan in the 11th Airborne from January of 1945, until July of 1947. Returning home, he bought the farm in 1948 and married Florence Illstrub on February 15, 1957 at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. They enjoyed traveling many places, including Alaska and Europe. Florence passed away on January 2, 2005. Carl was united in marriage to Elnora May Peterson Schmidt in September of 2005 and they made their home in Cokato. Carl continued farming until he sold the farm in 2008. Nora passed away in August of 2012.
Carl enjoyed fishing, woodworking, golf, horseshoes, and traveling. He was a member of the American Legion, North Crow River Lutheran Church, Cokato Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth (Marvin) Johnson of Lindsborg, KS, step-daughters, Rose Schmidt (Bob Swanson) of Florida, Gail (Michael) Mooers of St. Louis Park, MN, and Mary (Bill) King of Duluth, MN, 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church in Cokato. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 4-8 PM at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato and continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato, www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-286-2534

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