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Funeral notice: Evelyn R. Lundeen, 97, of Hutchinson, formerly of Dassel

DASSEL, MN – Evelyn Rosalie Lundeen, 97, of Hutchinson, formerly of Dassel, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at the Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.  Her funeral service will be Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. at Stockholm Lutheran Church in rural Cokato, with the Rev. Mark Little officiating.  Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson at a later date. There will be visitation Saturday at the church, one hour prior to the service. The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Funeral notice: Marcille M. Groenke, 89, of Minneapolis, formerly of New Germany

NEW GERMANY, MN – Marcille M. Groenke, 89, of Minneapolis, formerly of New Germany, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. There will be a funeral service Friday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. at Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, 3430 51st St. in Minneapolis. Memorials preferred to Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are with the Bradshaw Funeral Home, Minneapolis.

Funeral notice: Sheri L. Upton, 82, of Dassel

DASSEL, MN – Sheri L. Upton, 82, of Dassel, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at the Cokato Manor.  Her funeral service will be Thursday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, followed by interment at the Dassel Community Cemetery.  There will be visitation Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, continuing Thursday at the church with a one-hour visitation prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Dassel.

Funeral notice: Leonard P. Schaust, 87, of Delano

DELANO, MN – Leonard (“Len”) Peter Schaust, 87, of Delano, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, surrounded by his loving family  on the original homestead family farm. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, with interment in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano. There will be visitation Monday, Jan. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church, with a rosary service at 3:30 p.m., and a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. in Martha’s Hall at the church, prior to the Mass. Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Funeral notice: Lail D. Bergquist, 84, of Dassel

DASSEL, MN – Lail Dean Bergquist, 84, of Dassel, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  There will be a funeral service Saturday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, followed by interment at the Dassel Community Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, continuing Saturday at the church for one hour prior to the service.

Funeral notice: Daryl ‘Taddy’ Drusch, 49, of Howard Lake

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake Fire Chief Daryl Todd “Taddy” Drusch,  49, of Howard Lake, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at his home. There will be a memorial service Friday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, 8700 County Road 6 SW, Howard Lake. Visitation will take place Thursday, Jan. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 1000 7th Avenue, Howard Lake, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; continuing Friday at the school, one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home; www.swansonpeterson.com.