Apr
19

Kramer, Margaret Mary 89


Margaret Mary Kramer, was born at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin on August 24, 1926 to John and Gertrude (Gokey) Fernette. She grew up in Prairie du Chien and graduated from High School there in 1944. After High School she went to Milwaukee and took a job at the Allis Chalmers Plant.
On July 12, 1949 Margaret married Roger Joseph Kramer. They Lived in Prairie du Chien, until 1956 when they moved to Davenport, Iowa. There She worked for the North Scott School District. In 1969 Roger and Margaret purchased the Tenderland Beef Company in Davenport and operated it until retirement in 1995.
Margaret enjoyed golf, fishing, music and word games. She passed away at Cokato Manor on April 15, 2016, she had reached the age of 89 years, 7 months and 21 days.
Survivors include her children: Marsha (Robert) Cale of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Sharon (Mike) Quilty of Buffalo, Minnesota. Mark (Jan) Kramer of Foley, Alabama, Todd Kramer of Davenport Iowa. 6 grandchildren and 8great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by: her parents John and Gertrude Fernette, husband Roger Kramer. And her brothers and sisters.
There will be a private family service and interment at St. Ann’s Church in Long Grove Iowa.

Apr
18

Selden, Marjorie Eileen 91

Marjorie Eileen (Lenton) Selden, 21 April 1924 – 15 April 2016. Marge was born in Rochester, MN. In June of 1946 she married Ronald Henry Selden and had 4 children, Becky Jean, Susan Jill, Robert John (Carol) and David Joel. She is survived by Ron and her 4 children, sister Marietta and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
There will be a Celebration of Life at 4:00pm on Saturday, 23 April, at Zion Lutheran Church, 504 N Gilman Ave, Litchfield, MN 55355. Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-286-2534

Apr
13

Tussing, Lorraine E. 92

Lorraine passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at the home of her son Stephen South of Waverly on April 12, 2016.
Funeral Mass: 11 AM Monday, April 18, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly, Minnesota
Visitation: 9-11 AM on Monday at Church
Interment: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waverly

Lorraine Emma Tussing (Larson) passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. She was born on January 30, 1924 in Bemidji, Minnesota to parents Carl Oscar and Thora Larson. She and her family moved to Minneapolis at age of 5. She graduated from South High School in 1942. She was a teller and worked in loans at the 5th N.W. National Bank in Minneapolis until retiring to marry Francis Joseph Tussing on May 31, 1952. She and Francis moved to Waverly in 1955 to begin dairy farming there.
Lorraine enjoyed cooking, baking, politics, reading mysteries and dancing. Her grandchildren gave her great joy and she helped raise several as infants. She loved to follow Francis’ love of horse racing and had some compete at Canterbury Park.
She enjoyed her fellowship with the Bible Study Group and also the Card Club in Waverly.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Francis Joseph Tussing, her sisters Delores Morehouse and Virginia Wellumson, her parents Carl Oscar and Thora Larson and many other family and friends.
She is survived by her children: Stephen Paul (Wanda) Tussing, Cynthia Lea (Mike Holmers) Tussing, Sharon Ann (John) Genty, Paula Jean Tussing, Joseph Francis Tussing, Thomas John (Christie) Tussing, Mark William (Ginny) Tussing, Amy Elizabeth (Craig) Tussing. 22 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and many brothers and sisters-in-law.

Apr
11

Krause, Roger Duane 78

Krause, Roger Duane
age 78, of Cokato passed away on April 10, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Delano, MN. He was born November 13, 1937 at Ivanhoe, MN to Leo and Dorothy Krause. Roger graduated from Ivanhoe Public Schools in 1955. He was a 3 time letter winner in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Roger graduated from Winona State College in 1960 with a degree in elementary education. He began his teaching career in Spring Valley, MN and later at Cokato Elementary, where he retired in 1993.
Roger was one of the original members of the DC Saints baseball team. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed watching sports of all kinds. Roger loved his grandchildren and took great pride in all of their achievements.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Claire, sons, Rick (Katie), Rob, Mark (Julie), daughter, Sharon (John) Puchalski, grandchildren, Kellen Krause, Kelsey Krause, Makenzie Krause, Miranda Krause, Brock Puchalski, and sister, Norma (Bob) Chaput.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jerry, and sister, Brenda Andries.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 15, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, MN. Visitation will be Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 5-8 PM at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, and continue 9-9:45 AM in the gathering area at church. www.swansonpeterson.com 320-286-2534

Apr
06

Tolkkinen, Edwin Walter 86

Tolkkinen, Edwin Walter
age 86, of Cokato passed away on April 4, 2016 at his home. He was born August 16, 1929 to August and Ellen (Heikkila) Tolkkinen. Ed was born and raised in Minneapolis, in the area known as the “Near North Side” or “Finn Town.” He was baptized into the Lutheran faith on December 15, 1929 and confirmed on April 9, 1944 by Pastor Adolph North of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Ed was a current member of Mt. Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church in Delano, MN.
Ed graduated from North High School and attended the Minnesota School of Business until he was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he served as a high-speed radio operator in the Signal Corps, stationed in Sendai, Japan.
Survived by his loving wife of 54 2/3 years Sandra (Tulkki), children; Craig (Annette) of Dassel, MN, Connie (Dean) Jarvie of Jackson,WY, Carolyn (Lars) Impola of Delano, MN, Loren (Susan) of Menahga, MN, Christine (Richard) Pietila of Howell, MI, Brian (Katheryn) of Delano, MN, Michael of Montrose, MN, Joan (Christopher) Ramberg of Brighton, MI. 43 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Along with brothers, William (Mary) of Fulton, MI, and Paul (Anita) of Big Lake, MN.
Preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Dorothy (Bob) Koski and Kathryn (Lawrence) Stonelake. Ed will be missed by numerous friends and relatives.
Funeral service: 2 PM Saturday April 9, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church of Delano. Visitation: 4-8 PM Friday at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, and 1hr prior to service at church on Saturday. Interment at the Cokato Finnish Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com

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