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Funeral notice: Karen M. Duraine, 79, of McGregor, formerly of Howard Lake

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Karen Marie Duraine, 79, of McGregor, formerly of Howard Lake, passed away peacefully Mother’s day, May 13, 2018, in her home, with family by her side. Her funeral service will take place Friday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at St James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Visiting Angels or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake.

Funeral notice: Frank Wimmer, 78, of Darwin

DARWIN, MN – Frank Wimmer, 78, of Darwin, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018, at his home. Memorial services will take place Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin. There will be a time to gather with family and friends one hour prior to the service at the church, and following the memorial service, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Smith Farm, 67893 260th Street, Darwin. Arrangements are with the Hantge Funeral Chapel in Darwin.

Funeral notice: John R. Vansteenburg, 40, formerly of Delano

ELK RIVER, MN – John R. Vansteenburg, 40, currently a resident of Alaska, but formerly from Delano, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at his home. There will be a visitation Friday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 12:30 p.m., at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 566 4th St. W, Elk River. Memorial donations may be made to CAER (food shelf), 12621 Elk Lake Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330.

Funeral notice: Marian M. Frank, 89, formerly of Silver Lake and Howard Lake

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Marian Marcella Frank, 89, formerly of Silver Lake and Howard Lake, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted. Her funeral service will take place Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, followed by interment in the Howard Lake City Cemetery. There will be visitation Friday, May 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake. There will not be a prayer service. Visitation will continue Saturday one hour prior to the service.

Funeral notice: James L. Mattson, 86, of Dassel

DASSEL, MN – James Louis Mattson, 86, of Dassel, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018. A celebration of his life will take place Thursday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Children’s Home Society, 166 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55101; (651) 222-0311. Arrangements are with the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Cokato and Howard Lake.

Funeral notice: Rita A. (Dehn) Pouliot, 84, of Loretto

LORETTO, MN – Rita A. (Dehn) Pouliot, 84, of Loretto, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto; followed by interment in the church cemetery. There will be visitation Sunday, May 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Loretto, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service; and continuing Monday, one hour prior to the Mass. Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.