Aug
05

Breault, Adele Harriet (Hill) 88

Adele Harriet (Hill) Breault of Howard Lake passed away Aug 2, 2019 after a burst of defiant orneriness that had been hidden for 88 years, 1 month and 25 days. Her gentle soul was born to this earth on June 8th 1931 to Murl E and Sylvia (Hubbard) Hill in Harvey, Illinois. Her father’s job brought them to Sioux Falls, SD and then to Minneapolis where she thrived in spite of her petite stature. She was a tomboy at heart, loving the out doors and all sports. Her “skinny legs” would take her climbing trees, rounding baseball diamonds and perfecting figure eights on the ice rink. Adele loved to fish with her father, her hero, for panfish. Her favorite lake was Lac Courte Orielles (Lake Couderay) in Wisconsin. She would speak often of her love for their fishing outings but never wanting to eat their catch. ISH!
Adele walked everywhere as a child and young adult. There was no reason to obtain a driver’s license. That would come much much later. Walking around her Lake Harriet neighborhood was always a pleasure to her. Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun were always part of her routes as well. The news of the Lake Calhoun name change was met with a furrowed brow and a flat tire sound (pfftt) from Adele. “That was unnecessary but whatever they want to do” was her answer to that. Always diplomatic and understanding.
Adele was baptized in her faith at Joyce Methodist Church (now the Uptown Methodist Church) in Minneapolis at age 15. Although she did not stay in the Methodist Church, her faith followed her. She was patient, kind, generous, forgiving, humble, understanding and encouraging, The living example of 1st Corinthians 13:1.
Adele graduated from West High School in Minneapolis in 1950. Her exemplary work ethic started early with employment at 5th Northwestern Bank in Minneapolis during her Senior year. She continued working in the banking industry after joining her love in San Diego, Ca while he was stationed there in the Navy. Adele married DuWayne Breault at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in San Diego on April 30th 1955. They made their home in Lemon Grove during his service and moved back to Minneapolis after his honorable discharge.
They continued to love, travel and work together for 53 years. Star Bowling and Golf was the result of their love of those sports. Their hobbies became their livelihood affording them the ability to be their own bosses, enjoy their 40 acres of beauty in Howard Lake and “wintering” for 20 years in their beloved San Diego.
Adele loved to garden. She and DuWayne had a HUGE garden for many years. She loved coffee and conversation, cribbage and rummy, bowling and golf…especially golf! She loved a good BLT and enjoyed Peanut M & M’s like no other. She loved dogs and had zero time for cats. The poodle pups, Buck and Josie, were stuck to her like glue after DuWayne passed away. They were very special to her and she doted on them. They listened to only Adele.
Adele never met a stranger. She opened her arms, heart and home to all. She housed strays, fed the hungry, gave up her chair for the weary, lent an ear to the distressed, provided a shoulder to cry on, was an enduring and trusting sidekick for her adventurous husband and despised swearing! Yet, every once in a while, when you least expected it-she would crack a joke, provide a profound anecdote, tease you with a wink and a smile and occasionally slip in a profanity. When THAT happened, you sat up and paid attention!
Adele was also quite the artist. She painted several pieces when she was younger but put that aside to work with Dude and raise her children. She again picked up the paint brush while enjoying her time with her friends at Cokato Manor Senior Day Care. Her latest 5 paintings will be treasured by her grandchildren.
Adele is survived by two daughters; Kim Barth of Buffalo and her children, Marie Peterson of Howard Lake and Jeremy Peterson and Wife Michelle of Howard Lake. Kathy Breault of Howard Lake and her children Cody Barth and wife Beth of Cokato, Patrick Barth, Taylor Barth and bonus grandson Brennan Barth all of Howard Lake. She is further survived by her Great Grandchildren; Austin, Blake, Caleb, Ethan, Isabelle, Lexi, Liam and Vayda. Special partner in crime – David Adickes, Sister Flora Lee Farrier, Brother in Law Robert (Mary) Breault, Sister in Law Mary (Erick) Erickson, Nieces; Reenan Breault, Sharon Brown, Cindy (Tony) Green, Julie (Ken) Wills and Laurie Garnett. Nephews; Larry Hill, Craig Hill and David Nessel. Forever son in law Chris Barth and wife Deanna. Many great nieces and nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband’s parents Noray (LaVenture) and Milton Bistodeau, husband DuWayne, her siblings; Murl P (Bud), Eugene and wife Lois, Delores and husband Jerry Kopvieler, Brother in Law Irving Nessel, Nephew Gene Hill, Niece Laurie Kopvieler, Niece in Law Kong Hill and bonus granddaughter Shavon Barth.

Adele struggled with declining health and dementia over the last 10 plus years. She never lost her humor, kindness and loving demeanor even while her strength and cognitive functions diminished. While her last days were fraught with one challenge after another and a surprising diagnosis that led to a painful last week, we are grateful to know that she is with her Savior, her love and restored. She is again the tan, athletic, tomboy with skinny legs. Running, climbing, skating, fishing, hitting the links, throwing strikes at the lanes, gardening, painting and loving us from her Heavenly Home.

Aug
02

Wolfsteller Alice Anna 100

Alice Anna Wolfsteller took the hand of her savior on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Alice was born to William and Lena (Trottman) Schmieg on October 20, 1918 in Hale Township, Silver Lake, Minnesota. She was baptized on November 17, 1918 at the St. James Lutheran Parsonage in Howard Lake. She was confirmed on March 29, 1931 by Reverend C.G. Seltz at St. James Lutheran. Alice married Carl Wolfsteller on October 20, 1938 at St. James Lutheran Church by Reverend Eugene Seltz. They where blessed with 64 years of marriage. Carl passed away on August 15, 2001. Alice was an active member of St. James Lutheran all of her life. She was the school cook there for 17 years and was famous for her chili and “Sloppy Joe Fridays.” Other activities at church included LWML, Altar Guild, Sunday school teacher, quilting, baptism banners, and visitor cards. She continued to be the leader of Priscilla Bible Study until her death. She was known as a very good source for St. James Church history.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carl, brother, Raymond, and sister, Vernice.
Left to mourn are her sister-in-law Ruby and her husband Don Drusch, many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Blessed be her memory.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 with visitation beginning at noon at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. Internment will follow at St. James Lutheran Cemetery on Dutch Lake. Arrangement by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake, 320-543-3401, www.swansonpeterson.com

Jul
29

Trelstad, Timothy John 59


Timothy John Trelstad, Born April 29, 1960 passed away on July 25, 2019. Tim was proceeded in death by his father Melvin Trelstad and survived by his mother Loretta Trelstad and sibilings Mathew (Joanne) Trelstad, Paula Van Dusen, Michael Trelstad, Lori (Mike) Smith, Jeffery Trelstad and Sarah (Paul) Lindahl. Tim was survived by 22 nieces and nephews and 7 great nieces and nephews. Tim was employed by Cliff Veissmann Inc. for over 15 years as a truck driver where he made many lasting friendships. Tim owned a home in Madison, MN for over 10 years. A yearly highlight for him was his motorcycle vacation that he took with his cousins. He had a real appreciation for Harley Davidson motorcycles and a great love for his dogs which were his constant companions. Tim will be greatly missed and a void will be felt by all who loved him. God bless you Tim

Mass of Christian Burial; 11 AM, Thursday, August 1, 2019 at St. Phillips Catholic Church of Litchfield
Visitation: 1hr. prior to service at church
Interment: St. John’s Cemetery, Darwin, MN.

Jul
28

Weller, Willard Eugene 94


Willard Weller passed away at Haven Homes of Maple Plain on July 26, 2019.
Memorial Service: 1 PM Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Annandale United Methodist Church, 250 Oak Ave N, Annandale
Visitation; will begin at 11 AM at Church on Saturday
Interment; Sylvan Cemetery
Willard Eugene Weller, was born December 26, 1924 to Richard SR. and Luella (Townsend) Weller, at Delano, Minnesota. He joined the United States Army on November 10, 1945 served as a Military Policeman and was honorably discharged on January 10, 1947.
After service he purchased a farm near Howard Lake, Minnesota and Married Irene Warn in 1957. To this union 2 children; Gail and Scott were born.
Willard started working for Swartz Manufacturing of Lester Prairie in 1965 and in 1970 went to work at Van Dale-Fleming Manufacturing as a punch press operator he stayed for 25 ½ years.
After retirement Willard went to small engines school via mail. He worked at Carlson Orchard and Village Ranch as a dish washer in the kitchen. He was 88 years old when he totally retired.
Willard loved the out doors, he had a good sense of humor, and loved his family.
Willard passed away at Haven Homes of Maple Plain, Minnesota on July 26, 2019. He had reached the age of 94 years, and 7 months. He is survived by: children Gail (Doug) Bergstrom of Howard Lake. and Scott (Brenda) Weller of Clear Lake. Grand children: Nicolle (Andrew) Sawatzke of Buffalo their children Kayden and Addison. Travis (Shannon) Bergstrom of Howard Lake their children Wyatt and Ruby. Justin (Auden) Weller of Sauk Rapids, and Jeremy (Kylie) of Brooklyn Park. Brother Richard Weller Jr. of Howard Lake, and sister Varona Seth of Winsted.
Willard is preceded in death by: his parents Richard Sr. and Luella, wife Irene, Sisters Rosalee Boeson, and Hazel Oberpriller.

Jul
20

Reimer, Frederic Henry 78

Frederic (“Freddy”) Henry Reimer was born November 29, 1940 in Waverly, MN to Frederic Anthony and Lorraine (Mahlstedt) Reimer. He grew up on the family farm in Howard Lake, MN. Frederic proudly served the Wright County Sheriff’s Department for over 50 years from 1964, initially on the Reserve Unit, until he retired for the final time in 2016 in the Civil Park Patrol Unit. He also worked for the Buffalo Block Company and later Anchor Block Company. Frederic enjoyed wood working, family ancestry, and feeding his birds. He was very active in his church.

Frederic passed away at his home in Montrose, MN on July 18, 2019 at the age of 78 years. He is survived by his children, John (Son Hui) Reimer, Julie (Randy) Latzig, Jody (Jim) Churchill, Jennifer (Rob) Bliven, Jeff (Charlotte) Reimer; step children, Lori Schmidt, Rick Anderson, Lisa Anderson, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Frederic was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marie, brother Phillip Reimer, and sister Linda Zabel.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 5-7 with 7:00 PM prayer at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, MN. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Maple Lake, MN with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at church. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Howard Lake, MN 320-543-3401, www.swansonpeterson.com

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