Archive for Funeral Notices

FUNERAL NOTICE: John Erickson, 88, Edina

John Andrew Erickson, age 88, of Edina, MN (formerly of Bloomington, MN), passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.

A holiday “Jubilation of Life” will take place at St Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1701 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington, MN 55431, Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with a service at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Private interment to follow at a later date.

The family asks that you wear holiday colors/attire in memory of John’s love of Christmas.

In lieu of flowers, feel free to contribute to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals, or the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Gerald Roepke, 80, New Germany

Gerald E. “Beans” Roepke, age 80, of New Germany, passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

A funeral service will take place Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 510 Broadway Street E. in New Germany.

Visitation will take place Thursday, Dec. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday, Dec. 3, all at the church.

Interment will take place at St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery.

Casket bearers are his grandchildren.

Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; 952-442-2121;

FUNERAL NOTICE: Marcella Wickenhauser, 83, Cologne

Marcella M. Wickenhauser, age 83, of Cologne, passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at her residence.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Cologne.

Visitation will take place at the church from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 2 one hour prior to the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers will be Brenda Bury, Betty Erickson, Duane Remer, Judy Motzko, Susan Wickenhauser, Alan Remer, Mary Hilgers, and Brad Remer.

Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; 952-442-2121;

FUNERAL NOTICE: Karen Albrecht, 83, Delano

Karen Maureen Albrecht (Tobeck), formerly Karen M. Vraspir, age 83, of Delano, MN, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, surrounded by her family.

A celebration of life will take place Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano.

A gathering of family and friends will take place in the church from 9 to 11 a.m. that Friday, prior to the services.

In Karen’s giving spirit, memorials are preferred to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church or a food shelf of your choice.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Lee Walberg, 70, St. Cloud

Lee (Skip) V. Walberg, age 70, of St. Cloud, MN, died gently and peacefully Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House.

A memorial service celebrating Lee’s life will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel, 1111 25th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. The service will also be livestreamed.

Memorials are preferred to Quiet Oaks Hospice House.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Larry Nelson, 73, Delano

Larry George Nelson, age 73, a Fort Myers resident, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, after a 16-month battle with cancer.

Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Fort Myers, FL.

The family will host a graveside service at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Watertown, MN at a later date and time.

The family would like to thank special caregivers Johan from Heart Body and Mind Homecare, along with Emmy and the entire Hope Hospice staff.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the family or Hope Hospice, Fort Myers: