Mar
27

Quincy, Fabian Lee 49

Fabian Lee Quincy, age 49, of Cokato, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at his home.
A funeral service will take place Monday, March 30 at 4 p.m. at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are with the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.
Fabian was born Oct. 8, 1965, in Minneapolis, a proud citizen of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and raised by his parents in Eden Prairie.
At 18, Fabian joined the 82nd Airborne Division of the military, where he served for six years.
Fabian started a family in a house that was always filled with laughter and love. He lived in Cokato with his family for 21 years.
Fabian loved his home, and it was his sanctuary, where he could always be himself. He was shy until you got to know him, but he had a great sense of humor, loved to laugh, and enjoyed life. Always a trickster, he enjoyed playing with and teasing his family.
Taking care of his family was most important to Fabian, and he was a great provider and protector. He looked at the world with an insightful, tolerant, and understanding eye.
Fabian is survived by his wife, Tina; daughter Mariah; parents Duane and Donna Stokke; brothers John and Kevin; and many nieces and nephews.

Mar
19

Hapsch, Mary Elizabeth 82

Mary Elizabeth Hapsch was born on the 4th of July in 1932 to John and Cecelia (Zeller) Collins in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from High School. On August 18, 1956 Mary married Harold Hapsch in Minneapolis at the Church of Visitation. The couple made their home first in Minneapolis and moved to Howard Lake in 1972 to be able to raise horses and their 7 daughters. In the early 80′s Mary was involved in an auto accident and became a longtime resident of the St. Mary’s Care Center of Winsted.
Mary worked for Linhardt Insurance company at the Foshay Tower for many years. She also worked at Green Giant of Cokato on the cutters in 1978. She had many hobbies, in her younger days she enjoyed her horses, bowling, needle work, singing, playing cards, and reading. Most recently she enjoyed bingo, The Minnesota Twins, going to lunch and the movies.
Mary passed away on March18, 2015 at Waconia Ridgeview Hospital. She had reached the age of 82 years, 7 months and 14 days.
Survivors include her 7 daughters: Lia (Mark) Jensen of Litchfield, Ann (Paul) Miller of Warba, MN. Laura Hapsch of Winsted, Renee (Mike Klucas) Hapsch of Hancock, MN. Leslie (Shawn Heaver) Hapsch of Glencoe, Maria (Kevin) Antil of Cokato, and Emily (Glenn) Gruenhagen of Watkins. Grand children: Jason (Cassy) Moe, Kelly Moe, Ashley Miller, Kayla Miller, Michael Allgood, Alley Allgood, Stephen (Kira) Slinde, Ryan Grahn, Haley Klucas, Bradley Klucas, Rachael (Andrew) Winters, Brittany (Kelly) Muscha, Derek Antil. Great grand children: Lydia Moe, Austin Winters, Gracelyn Winters Emma Muscha, and Jemma Slinde.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents John and Cecelia Collins, husband Harold, and brothers: Frank, Charles and Jack.

Funeral Service: 11:30 AM Saturday, March 21, 2015 at St. Mary’s Care Center of Winsted.
Visitation: 1 hr prior to service
Interment: Ft. Snelling National Cemetery

Mar
13

Donovan, Thomas Leo 78

Thomas Leo Donovan 78 of Cokato, passed away at Meeker County Memorial Hospital on March 12, 2015. Survivors include his children; Richard of Brooklyn Park, Pamela (Joe) Pearson of Cokato, Julie (Ty) Short of Plymouth and Tammera Donovan of Cokato. 12 grand and 19 great grandchildren (2 great grandchildren on the way). A memorial service will be held at 3:30 PM on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at New Live Assembly of God Church in Cokato. Visitation will begin there at 2:30. Interment will be at the Cokato City Cemetery.

Mar
12

Strohschein, Albert Arthur 96

Albert Arthur Strohschein was born on July 8, 1918 in Silver Creek Township, Wright County, Minnesota the son of Albert W. and Augusta (Bobrowska) Strohschein. He was baptized on August 4, 1918 at the Lutheran Church of Corinna Township by Pastor Alfred Streufert and confirmed in his faith by Pastor W.D. Kanning at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Middleville Township.

After Albert graduated from Buffalo High School in 1937, he managed the family farm. On February 28, 1947, he was married to Bessie Marohn at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Middleville. Their 64 years together were blessed with two children, Bruce and Lois.

They lived in Howard Lake where Albert and his brother Leonard owned and operated a Phillips 66 gas station and bulk delivery business from 1947 to 1965. After Leonard’s passing Albert continued with the bulk delivery service and petroleum distributorship until retiring in 1980.

Albert was a faithful member of St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake and had served as an Elder and sang in the church choir. He enjoyed wood refinishing, collecting antiques, gardening, and spending time with his family.

On March 10, 2015 while a resident at the Annandale Care Center, Albert was called to his eternal rest having reached the age of 96 years, 8 months and 3 days.

He was preceded in death by his wife Bess; parents Albert and Augusta Strohschein; brothers and sisters-in-law Leonard and Ruth, Marcus and Vi; sister-in-law Frieda and husband Fred Schendel.

Albert is survived by his son Bruce (Shirley) Strohschein of Shakopee; daughter Lois Strohschein of Annandale; two grandchildren Andrew (Annalisa) Strohschein residing in England and Jessica (Matthew) Volkman of St. Louis Park; nieces; nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at Church.

Pallbearers are Jessica Volkman, Matthew Volkman, Bob Schendel, Dr. Jonathan Strohschein, Rev. David Strohschein, and Tom Krohn.

Officiating at the celebration of his life is Reverend William Keller with Nancy Butterfass serving as organist.

Interment will be at the Howard Lake Cemetery.

Mar
09

Rozenberg, Christena Lubertha 100

Rozenberg, Christena Lubertha
age 100, of Howard Lake, passed away on March 7, 2015 at the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Care Center. She was born in Maple Lake Township on August 27, 1914, daughter of Henry and Jennie (Mol) Dykhuizen. Christena was baptized on June 6, 1915 by Reverend Bernard Lammers. She was instructed in the Reformed Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith by Reverend Harry Van Egmond on December 9, 1930. Christena was joined in holy marriage to Albert Rozenberg on September 9, 1936 in a double wedding with her twin sister, Henrietta and Reynold Klemz. This ceremony was performed by Reverend Harry Van Egmond and took place at Silver Creek Reformed Church. God blessed their marriage with a daughter, Carolyn Joanne. Christena was a farmer and homemaker who loved growing flowers, gardening, embroidery, and fishing. She was active in church activities at both Silver Creek and the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake.
Christena was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers and sisters, Simon, Albert, Henry, Gerrit, Johanna and Henrietta.
She is survived by her daughter Carolyn (James) Wackler of Howard Lake, MN, grandchildren, Mark (Ann) Wackler of Buffalo, MN, Paul Wackler of Howard Lake, MN, Mary Marschel of Howard Lake, MN, and Ruth (Mike) Young of Waverly, MN, great-grandchildren, Tom Young of Mesa, AZ, Christena (Ben) Dickens of Mesa, AZ, Jacob (Brittany) Young of Ansbach, Germany, Dan Wackler of Buffalo, MN, Jill Wackler of Buffalo, MN, and Hannah Marschel of Howard Lake, MN, great-great-grandsons, Bradley Dickens and James Young, very special friend Mary LeVang, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials preferred to the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake.
A gathering of family and friends will take place at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake, with visitation beginning 1 hour prior to services.

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