Archive for Cokato

Herald Journal Offices Closing Early Friday, January 17

We will be closing our offices at 3 p.m. in Winsted, Delano, and Cokato today, January 17 due to weather conditions. Our offices will be open again on Monday, January 20 during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need to reach any of our offices, you may call the appropriate number listed below and leave a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as we can on Monday morning.

Winsted Herald Journal office: 320-485-2535

Cokato Enterprise Dispatch office: 320-286-2118

Delano Herald Journal office: 763-972-1028

Thank you and have a great weekend and safe travels!

- Herald Journal Publishing Management

Funeral notice: Lowell B. Gillman, 89, of Cokato

COKATO, MN – Lowell Burton Gillman, 89, of Cokato, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at his residence.
His funeral service will take place Monday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Dassel, followed by interment at the Dassel Community Cemetery. There will be a one-hour visitation prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

Funeral notice: Todd ‘TJ’ Uecker, Jr., 28, of Cokato

COKATO,  MN – Todd “TJ” Uecker Jr., 28, of Cokato, formerly of Hutchinson and Stewart, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Hutchinson Health Hospital. His funeral service will take place Thursday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Oakland Cemetery. There will be visitation Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m .at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, and will continue Thursday at the church, one hour prior to the service.



VIDEO – Procession for Howard Lake Fire Chief Taddy Drusch

HOWARD LAKE – The City of Howard Lake Fire & Rescue/Ambulance Chief Daryl (“Taddy”) Drusch died in the early morning hours of January 13 at his residence from a suspected heart attack. Drusch had responded to an emergency call 12 hours prior.

A fire service procession started at 2 p.m. today, and  transported Drusch from the medical examiner in Minneapolis to Cokato; fire departments along the route will participated. Final arrangements and memorials will be shared as they are made available.

Video by Dan Birkholz.

While the family isn’t available to speak with the media at this time, Chris Parsons, president of the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters, can be reached at 651-545-8100 and may be available for an in-person interview in the Twin Cities. Jay Wood, president of the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation, can be reached at 651-755-5037.

Howard Lake Fire Chief Daryl Taddy Drusch(1)


Funeral notice: Virgil E. Melquist, 97, of Cokato

COKATO, MN – Virgil E. Melquist, age 97, of Cokato, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.
His funeral service will take place Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at Cokato Evangelical Lutheran Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cokato is handling the arrangements;

Funeral notice: Rosemarie Bohn, 94, of Bettendorf, IA, formerly of Cokato

BETTENDORF, IA – Rosemarie Bohn, 94, of Bettendorf, IA, formerly of Cokato, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at the Kahl Home in Davenport, IA. Memorial services will take place Friday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. at Christ’s Family Church, 4601 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport. The family will greet friends from 10  to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the services. Private burial will take place at Rock Island National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ’s Family Church or Genesis Hospice.