Oct
19

Rygwall, Jill Marie (Rokala) 48


Rygwall, Jill Marie 48 of Princeton, MN. Passed away with her husband Chad in airplane accident that occurred on 10/13/2017. Visitation: 2-5 PM Saturday 10/21/2017 at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church, 5939 Oliver Ave. SW. Cokato, MN. Survivors include, son Andrew, parents; John and Maxiene Rokala of Dassel. Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato 320-286-2534
Donations for Jill’s son Andrews future education can be made by going to Go Fund Me. com/ donate on line then Andrew Rygwall
Jill Marie Rygwall was born in Litchfield, Minnesota to John and Maxine (Klammer) Rokala on May 12, 2017. She grew up in the Dassel/Kingston area, and graduated from Dassel Cokato High school in 1987. She went on to Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota and graduated in 1991 with a degree in Criminal Justice. After College she took a job at the U.S. Marshalls office in Minneapolis, and later worked at the Princeton School District as a special Ed para.
Jill and Chad were married at North Crow River Lutheran Church on May 7, 1994. Reverend Jeffrey Blank officiated at the ceremony. To this union a son; Andrew Chadley Rygwall was born. They made their home in Fridley first then Blaine and finally Princeton.
They were truly outdoors people that did everything together; snowmobiling, fishing, deer hunting, flying, pontooning and boating, spending time at cabins, animal lovers, bonfires, Viking fans. Jill liked to read, Chad was a swimmer and pilot with his own plane and hangar.
Chad and Jill passed away together in a plane crash over the Mississippi River on a beautiful fall day near Ramsey, Minnesota, on October 13, 2017.
Surviving Jill is their son Andrew Chadley Rygwall. Parents John and Maxine (Klammer) Rokala. Brother, Mark (Julie) Rokala their children Henry and Lilly. And Brother, Michael Rokala. Sister, Jodi (Aladdin) Rokala Ghazi, their children Danyah, Kenan, Maya, Kassim, Lea.
Jill is preceded in death by: grandparents, Levi and Ina (Hasti) Rokala, and Ernest and Elvira (Hendrickson) Klammer.

Oct
18

Rygwall, Chad Jeffrey 47


Rygwall, Chad Jeffrey, 47 of Princeton, MN. Passed away with his wife Jill in an air plane accident that occurred on 10/13/2017. Visitation: 4-7 PM Monday 10/23/2017 at the Evangelical Free Church at 12140 317th Avenue NW. Princeton, MN. Survivors include; son Andrew, parents; Jeffrey and Judy Rygwall of Andover.
Donations for Chad’s son Andrews future education can be made by going on line to go fund me.com/donate on line, then enter Andrew Rygwall

Oct
10

Jasperson, Donald Wayne 85


Donald Wayne Jasperson passed away at Dassel Lakeside Nursing Home on October 9, 2017
Funeral Service: 11 AM Friday, October 13, 2017 at Good Shepard Free Lutheran Church of Cokato
Visitation: 9-11 AM Friday at church
Interment: Glencoe City Cemetery

Donald Wayne Jasperson, age 85, of Dassel, MN passed away on October 9, 2017, at the Augustana Lakeside Care Center, in Dassel. He was born on November 11, 1931 to parents Harold and Evelyn (Helgemo) Jasperson. He was baptized and confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Tracy. He was one of two people in his confirmation class to profess his faith in front of the congregation.

Don graduated from Tracy High School in 1949 and was united in marriage to Nancy Whipple on July 30, 1950. To this union, four children were born: Terri, Donna, David, and Molly.

Don worked for J C Penny in Tracy, LeMars, IA, and was transferred to Marshall, MN where he became the assistant manager. In 1968, the family moved to Appleton, MN where he became the manager. He and Nancy owned and operated Jasperson’s Department Store in Appleton for several years. In 1982 they moved to Glencoe, MN where Don was the Executive Director of the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce.

On October 6, 1990, Don was united in marriage to Barbara Shipp Bruns, in Glencoe, MN. Don loved fishing and dreamed of living on a lake so when he retired, they sold their house and lived by the lake near Cokato during the summer and spent many winters in Arizona. In 2013 they moved to Dassel, MN. Don still went to Glencoe once a week for coffee with the guys.

Throughout the years, Don was an active church member as a Sunday School teacher and usher, and he was also a Cub Scout leader. He was a member of Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church in Cokato.

Don is survived by his wife, Barbara, his children, Terri Ebert, Luverne, MN, David (Jan) Jasperson, Rochester, MN, and Molly (Kurt) Schmidt, of Stewartville, MN, grandchildren, Jeff Barney, of Minneapolis, MN, Leah (Ryan) Frantzen, Langley, Mirren, and Cohen, of Woodbury, MN, Katie (Matt) Mostad, Charlie and Ingrid of Luverne, MN, Sarah (Paul) Zebe, Daphne and Gage, Adrian, MN, Amanda (Eric) Lammert, Luverne, MN, Emily Jasperson, Rochester, MN, Stephanie and Luke Schmidt, Stewartville, MN, Barbara’s children, Terri (DeWayne) Hanson, of Glencoe, MN, Randy (Charlotte) Bruns, of Glencoe, MN, and Lisa (Brian) Hayes, of St Louis Park, MN, and their children and grandchildren, his sister-in-law, Irene Jasperson, and his nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy, his daughter, Donna Barney, his parents, and his brother, Bernard Jasperson.

Oct
02

Doering, Gladys Florence 90

Gladys Doering of Howard Lake, passed away at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home of Howard Lake on October 2, 2017.
Funeral Service: 1 PM Friday, October 6, 2017 at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake.
Visitation: begins at church at 11 AM on Friday.
Interment: Woodland Township Cemetery

Gladys Florence Doering was born March 31, 1927 to Henry and Hilda Greenhagen at Howard Lake, Minnesota. A lifelong member of St. James Lutheran Church she was baptized and confirmed there. In May of 1947, Gladys was married to Stanley Anderson. They had one daughter, Barb and resided on the Anderson family farm in Cokato until his passing.
In May of 1953, Gladys married Irving Doering. They resided on the Doering family farm in Woodland Township and had two sons, Wayne and Dale. They moved to their home on Howard Lake in 1966.
Gladys was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. She worked many years at Tonka Toys in Mound and after retiring, worked part-time at Astro Mailers in Howard Lake.
When going on trips she enjoyed spending her nickels and pennies on gambling games. But most of all Gladys loved taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, making them cheese macaroni and wieners for supper and CoCo Wheats for breakfast. Gladys enjoyed her free time sitting in her chair, listening to music, reading books, and playing solitaire.
It was on Monday, October 2, 2017, that Gladys passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Nursing Home having reached the age of 90.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Stanley Anderson and Irving Doering; parents, Henry and Hilda Greenhagen; brothers, Arnie, Alfred, Vern, Willie, Dwayne, and Rollie Greenhagen; sister, Dorothy (Greenhagen) Schostag; and granddaughter, Shannon Lorence.
Gladys is survived by her children, Barb (Dan) Lorence of Demming, New Mexico, Wayne (Mary) Doering of Cokato, and Dale (Jill) Doering of Waverly; sisters, Elaine Nelson and Vernice Bersie; grandchildren, Eric (Naomi) Lorence, Jessie (Joe) Keating, Sarah (Junior) Geislinger, Josh Doering, Joe Doering, Patsy Doering, and Frank Doering; twenty great- grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Gladys will be greatly missed, but was ready to go Home.

Sep
28

Norberg, Luella Mae 86

Luella Mae Norberg (Mrs. Donald) passed away at Cokato Manor on September 28, 2017
Funeral Service: 11 AM Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Elim Mission Church of Cokato.
Visitation: begins at 10 AM on Tuesday
Interment: Sunset Cemetery.

LuElla Mae (Halverson) Norberg was born on February 18, 1931 in rural Kirkhoven, Minnesota, to Roy and Agnes (Halen) Halverson. She graduated high school from Kerkhoven in 1950 and went on to college graduating from St. Cloud State and North Park University, Chicago, Il.

From an early age LuElla decided she wanted to be a teacher. She used her teaching skills as a missionary in Ecuador for six years teaching English, bible lessons in Spanish, and music. Upon leaving the mission field she taught at Cokato Elementary School until her retirement. She was always pleased to have people in the community acknowledge her as their former teacher.

In 1998 she met a widower, Donald Norberg and three months later they were married. The couple resided at his farm north of Cokato in the summer, and Bibleville in Alamo TX in the winter. They have been inseparable for 19 years.

LuElla passed away at Cokato Manor on September 28, 2017. She had reached the age of 86 years, 2 months and 18 days.

LuElla is survived by her husband Donald, step children; Steve (Mickee) Norberg of ElCajon, CA, Sharon (Roger) Henry of Billings, MT, David (Kim) Norberg of ElCajon, CA, Ruth (Larry) Bachmeier of Zimmerman, and Kay (Gary) DeSmith of Cokato, and their families. Siblings; Fran Weiland of Atwater, Donald (Lucille) Halverson of Maplewood, Clarence (Gerry) of Kerkhoven, and their families.

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