Archive for Cokato

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.

Waverly man injured in two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 12

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN –  A Waverly man sustained life-threatening injuries in a crash on Highway 12 at about 5:58 Monday Monday evening on Highway 12 near the intersection with Gowan Ave. SW in Victor Township, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

A 2007 Ford pickup truck driven by Thomas Edward Perra, 70, of Waverly, was traveling north on Gowan Ave. at Hwy. 12. A 2000 Ford Excursion driven by Eric Charles Frayseth, 46, 0f Cokato, was eastbound on Hwy. 12. The vehicles collided in the eastbound lanes of Hwy. 12 at the intersection with Gowan Ave., according to the State Patrol.

Airbags were deployed in both vehicles.

Perra was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.

Frayseth was not injured, according to the State Patrol.

The State Patrol reported alcohol was involved for Perra, but not Frayseth. Frayseth was wearing his seat belt. It is unknown if Perra was wearing his seatbelt, according to the State Patrol.

Other agencies responding to the scene included Life Link, Hennepin County Medical Center, Wright County Sheriff’s Office, and the Howard Lake Police Department.


Check out ‘Last Minute Monday’ specials

It’s almost here – see the new local promotion for “Last Minute Monday” which will be Dec. 23. A number of local and area businesses are offering great deals for one final day to finish off your holiday shopping needs. See the large ad inside today’s newspaper. It’s also online at and available for sharing.

Early deadlines due to holidays

Herald Journal/Enterprise Dispatch/Delano Herald Journal offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 and the afternoon of Tuesday, Dec. 24. Newspaper deadline will be noon Monday, Dec. 23. The deadline for the Jan. 3, 2020 issue will be noon Tuesday, Dec. 31. Our offices will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.

Funeral notice: Robin J. ‘Rob’ Sigfridson, 60, formerly of Cokato

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN – Robin J. “Rob” Sigfridson,  age 60, formerly of Cokato, passed away suddenly Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. His funeral service will be Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Golden Valley Lutheran Church, 5501 Glenwood Ave., Golden Valley, preceded by visitation beginning at 1 p.m. at the church.
Arrangements are with Gill Brothers Funeral Home in New Hope.