George I. Day, Jr. age 85 of North Branch passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at his residence.
George was born on September 2, 1933 in St. Paul to parents George and Ruth (Staple) Day, Sr. George was an avid hunter, fisherman and trap shooter being honored with several All State team selections. He retired from 3M and enjoyed his retirement years living on Lake Alexander near Cushing with Janet and his hunting partner Alex.
Preceded in death by parents Ruth Quast, George I. Day Sr., son Donald W. Day, sister, Virginia Bock and daughter in law Krista K. Day. Survived by his wife of 67 years, Janet L. Day, children Nancy L. Day of North Branch, Gary H. Day of North Branch and grandson Nathan W. Day (Amy) of Hugo. Also survived by brother Lowell A. Day (Berene) of South Yunderup, Australia and sister, Joan Sebers (Charlie) of Margate Fl.
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Harold Henry Houg
Albert Lea, MN
May 5, 1931 - February 3, 2019 (age 87)
Funeral services for Harold H. Houg, age 87, of Albert Lea, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Vicar Josh Blair will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by local veterans organizations. Interment will be at First Lutheran Cemetery in Glenville. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, February 8 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Harold died Sunday, February 3, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Community.
Harold Henry Houg was born on May 5, 1931 in Albert Lea, the son of Merton and Lila (Towne) Houg. A life-long resident of rural Glenville, Harold attended school in Glenville through 8th grade and then graduated from Albert Lea High School. Harold served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. On September 27, 1958, Harold was united in marriage to Nancy Jensen at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple farmed for many years. Harold was a member of First Lutheran Church of Glenville. He was also a member of American Legion Post 264, NRA, Owatonna Gun Club, American Trapshooting Association, and Glenville Snowriders. He served for 10 years as the Freeman Township Clerk. Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapshooting, bowling, community baseball, city league basketball, and watching sports and the western channel on TV. He especially loved watching his grandchildren play sports.
Harold is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy Houg; daughters, Debbie Holmen (Mike Breuer) and Darcy Knudson (Ron); son, Mark Houg; grandchildren, Emily Oman (Justin), Ellie Holmen (Brian Harrison), Derek Lau (Tricia Gregerson), Ashley Lau, Andrew Lau (Colleen Grassley), and David Knudson; great-grandchildren, Shay Oman, Brandtley Lau, Cora Lau, and Ziek Knudson; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews; and his best friend of 80 years, Jake Loper.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Merton and Lila; brothers, Kenneth Houg, Myron Houg, and Herbert Houg; father and mother-in-law, John and Anna Jensen; and many brothers-in law and sisters-in-law.
Kenneth Lawrence Koester Effie, MN
1933 - October 11, 2018
Kenneth Lawrence Koester, age 85, of Effie, MN passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Bigfork Valley Hospital in Bigfork, MN.
Kenneth was born in 1933 to Benjamin and Alvina (Bonifas) Koester in Fairmont, ND. Kenneth and Shirley Pilger were united in marriage in 1955. He was a Korean Conflict Veteran and retired after 40 years with Anderson Cadillac Company. Shirley and Ken then moved to Effie where they made their home.
Kenneth loved the outdoors. He was an avid trap shooter and hunter and enjoyed going four-wheeling. He also served as the Carpenter Township supervisor for many years. Kenneth was a wonderful husband and father who loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren dearly.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Don Koester; and sister, Marie Hill.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley; two sons, Michael (Mary) and John (Michelle Albers, significant other); daughter, Julie Flynn; sisters, Anita Mohs and Lorraine Keller; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, October 15, 2018 from 12:00 PM until the 1 PM Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Bigfork, MN with Fr. Thomas Galarneault officiating and Military Honors by Bigfork American Legion and VFW. Burial will be at Camp Ripley Cemetery, Little Falls, MN at a later date.
Memorials to Hibbing Gun Club.
Arrangements are with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit www.rowefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Harland H. Hayward formerly of Bloomington, MN
- August 29, 2018
Hayward, Harland H., age 94, formerly of Bloomington, MN passed away peacefully on August 29, 2018 at the Minnesota Veterans Home-Minneapolis. Preceded in death by loving wife of 71 years, Janice; parents Clarence and Cecile; siblings Wayne, Wanna and Phyllis. Survived by son, Carter (Cindy) Hayward; daughters, Heidi Harrell and Kate (Cliff) Skogstad; grandchildren, Jason (Janine) Hayward, Brett Hayward, Hannah (Darren) Ringness, Sarah (Daniel) Kennedy and Luke (Katelyn) Skogstad; five great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to MVH-Minneapolis Family Council. Memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, September 20, 2018, with visitation one hour prior to service at: Washburn-McReavy Werness Brothers Chapel, 2300 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
James P. McGowan Apache Junction, AZ (formerly of Big Lake, MN)
March 18, 2018
James P. McGowan of Apache Junction, AZ passed away March 18, 2018. He was 82. His shooting career was as a Minnesota resident, residing in Big Lake until he retired as an electrician. Jim started shooting registered targets in 1971 and advanced to the 27 yard line with 26,900 Singles, 29,400 Handicap, and 17,500 Doubles. He was heavily involved with the Central MN Gun Club in St Cloud for 30 years, at one point or another serving as Director, Secretary, and President. In addition to trapshooting, he enjoyed deep sea fishing and golfing. He was preceded in death by his daughter Beth and his wife Evy. He is survived by daughters, Teri and Lynn, and grandchildren.
David Lee Trushenski Ramsey, MN
June 29, 1938 - December 27, 2017
David L. Trushenski, age 79 of Ramsey, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
David was born on June 29, 1938 in Sauk Rapids, MN to John and Elnore (nee Sendek) Trushenski. He graduated from Sauk Rapids High School and joined the United States Army, where he was stationed in West Germany. After receiving his Honorable discharge, David earned a Masters degree from St. Cloud State University and taught elementary school for 32 years until his retirement in 1996.
Since retirement, David and Karen enjoyed spending the winter months in Arizona. David enjoyed hunting, golfing, and fishing, but his favorite pastime was trap-shooting, at which he excelled and participated in leagues around the metro area. He was a proud member of the Metro Gun Club for over 40 years. Most of all, David loved spending time with his family and many friends.
David is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Karen Trushenki; children, Michael (Jennifer) Trushenski; Ann Marie (Jarred) Roy; granddaughters, Camille and Stella; siblings, Gail Trushenski (Milo Hennemann) and Roger Trushenski; also many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
A Memorial Service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Anoka Covenant Church, 752 Grant Street, Anoka. Visitation one hour prior to the service at church (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.) Private Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Anoka Covenant Church or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS.org)
Milton S. Brumwell Erskine, MN August 27, 1944 - September 24, 2017
Milt S. Brumwell of Erskine, MN passed away on September 24, 2017 following a long battle with cancer.
Milt began shooting ATA registered birds in 1979 , registered over 32,000 combined birds, and achieved the 27 yard line in 2009. He was instrumental in founding and running the Erskine Trap Club for many years.
Milt was born August 27, 1944 in Milwaukee, WI. but the family moved to Erskine four years later. After high school, he attended Bemidji State University and earned a teaching degree. He taught school for 5 years and then managed a local gas plant for over 30 years until retiring in 2005. He married Sherry Myers in 1974 and they raised two sons and one daughter. He had three grandchildren, and is also survived by three brothers.
He enjoyed trapshooting, woodworking, hunting, camping, and travelling. Milt and Sherry enjoyed their fifth-wheel rv and spent 10 winters in Arizona and Texas.
Keith Hewlett, Sr.
July 12, 1931 - May 12, 2017
It is with deep regret I announce the passing of Keith Hewlett SR. Keith passed away last Friday at the age of 85. Keith was a avid trap shooter for many years competing in many tournaments. Keith served as president of the Minnesota Trap Shooters Association for two terms 1986 and 1992. Keith was also a member of the MTA Hall Of Fame inducted in 1999. Keith was a huge supporter of the ATA and encouraged many shooters to join and participate including myself. Keith and I traveled to many shoots together as well as many gun shows as we were both avid collectors. Keith put together one of the finest collections of vintage 22 ammo in the country. RIP old friend you will be dearly missed. Jim Dickman
Robert B. Nelsen, age 69, of Chanhassen, passed away April 13, 2017, preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Bob served in the Vietnam War where he earned the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. He was involved in the food industry for many years, recently being employed at Gurley's Foods. Board member of the Park Sportsman's Club. Avid trap shooter who participated in many State and National competitions. Survived by spouse, Doris and daughter, Nicole. Bob is also survived by his son, Wes; grandchildren, Deja, Brandon and one great-grandchild; sister, Patti (Ron) Hamm; many other relatives and friends.
Memorial Service 11AM Saturday, April 22 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie. Visitation 4-7PM Friday at Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie as well as one hour prior to service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to The American Liver Foundation.
Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Rd. (1 blk. N. of Hwy 5)
Arthur R. Hessler
Clear Lake, MN
March 8, 1924 - November 22, 2016
celebrating the life of Arthur R. Hessler, 92, of Clear Lake were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud. Art passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend James Goodew officiated. Inturnment was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetary, Little Falls.
Art was born on March 8, 1924 in St. Paul, Minnesota to the late Arthur P. and Leonore (Guse) Hessler. After high school, Art joined and proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was united in marriage to Laura M. Miller on September 13, 1947 in St. Paul and the moved to St. Cloud in 1956. Art was employed as a Federal Meat Grader for the US Department of Agriculture. He retired in 1983 and moved to Briggs Lake. Art enjoyed spending time with his family, trap shooting, hunting and fishing. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and an avid outdoorsman.
Art is survived by his children, Kathy Hessler and Jim (Nadine) Hessler; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Hessler; grandchildren Paul and Patrick Hessler, and Heather Ostlund, David (June), Daniel and Mike Hessler, Kelley (Jason) Murphy; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Laura; children, Dick Hessler and Laura Hessler; sister Betty Birch; and brothers, Jim and Bob Hessler.
David Hale Reynolds
Albert Lea, MN
September 8, 1943 - November 15, 2016
Memorial services for David hale Reynolds were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016 Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Rev. Cherie Daniel officiated.
David died Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.
David Hale Reynolds was born September 8, 1943 in Minneapolis, son of Howard Hale and Marjory (Tinker) Reynolds. Dave grew up in Deephaven, attended Groveland Elementary School, Deephaven Junior High and graduated from Minnetonka High School. After graduation, Dave served his country in the United States Navy. He was stationed at USS Wood County during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October1, 1966, he was united in marriage to Cheryl Allyson Frantum in Alden. Dave was a self-employed truck driver. He was a member of the Wells Rifle-Pistol Club, Owatonna Gun Club, NRA and ATA. Dave had an interest for history and geography. He enjoyed showing in dog obedience, showing horses in Western Pleasure, photography, travel, boating, trap shooting and working on models. Dave also liked to watch westerns and submarine movies, build frames out of barn wood and text with his granddaughter Hannah.
Survivors include his wife Cheryl; son Mark Reynolds; daughter Nan (Jeff) Hanegraaf; granddaughter Hannah Seene; brother John (Beverly) Reynolds; step-mother Lorna Reynolds; mother-in-law Gloris Frantum; sisters-in-law Pamela (James) McKenna and Janice (Larry) King and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Marjory; father-in-law Clifford Frantum; brother-in-law Mark Frantum; grandparents; aunts; uncles and cousins.
William George Miskoff
- August 19, 2016
William Miskoff, age 94 of Hutchinson, Minnesota passed away Friday, August 19, 2016, at the Golden Living Center in Excelsior, Minnesota.
A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. at the Freeborn Cemetery in Freeborn, Minnesota.
Military Honors by the Freeborn Honor Guard.
Alexandria (formerly of Osakis), MN
April 30, 1942 - August 3, 2016
Duane Bahn, age 74 of Alexandria, former Chief of Police for the City of Osakis, passed away early Wednesday morning, August 3, 2016 at his home in Alexandria, MN. Services are set for Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria, MN. Visitation begins at the church on Saturday at 2:00 pm. Burial is at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Pipestone, MN on Sunday afternoon at 1 pm.
On April 30, 1942 a son was born to Herman E. and Elsie K. (Hansen) Bahn in Sweet Township, Pipestone Co., MN. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Pipestone, MN. He graduated from Egan High School in Egan, South Dakota. Duane served his country in the Army National Guard from 1960 to his honorable discharge in 1965. He was married on October 19, 1963 in Flandreau, SD to Sharon Nass. After his honorable discharge, Duane farmed for several years before attending SSU in Marshall, MN and while there was hired by the Marshall Police Department, where he worked for several years. When offered the position to run the police department in Osakis, Duane accepted and moved to Osakis, MN until his retirement to the Alexandria area. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria and also belonged to the American Legion Post #113 in Marshall, MN, having served as Post Commander and as a member of the Honor Guard.
Family times and Amtrak trips across the country were favorite activities for Duane. He was also very involved in the sport of trap shooting and belonged to the Alexandria Shooting Park. In addition to time spent there, Duane also shot trap at parks in MN, SD, IA, IL and AZ. He was especially proud to be part of the 2009 MN State Veterans Trap Shoot team. Duane enjoyed taking several winter trips to Tucson, AZ and looked forward to family reunions with the Bahn families and also those on his mother's side of the family. Duane was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandpa and brother who will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 52 years, Sharon Bahn of Alexandria; a daughter, Renee J. Coudron of Alexandria; two grandchildren, Jesse (Tanya Johnson) Coudron of Greenwald and Zachary (Amanda Higgins) Coudron of Princeton, MN; three great grandchildren, Alexis and Brinley Coudron, Kabella Huot; his brothers, Marvin (Janet) Bahn of Marshall, MN, Virgil Bahn of Pipestone, MN, and Darrel (Dianne) Bahn of Austin. MN; sisters-in-law, Jean (Ron) Yocum, Helen Nass; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Elsie Bahn and his four-year-old son, Rodney Bahn who died in 1968; his brother-in-law, Gary Nass and one sister-in-law, Deanna Bahn.
Funeral services for Duane are on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria, MN with a visitation/gathering time beginning at 2:00 pm at the church. Officiating is Rev. David Hinz and organist is Mertice Brueske. Military honors will be provided by the Alexandria American Legion Post # 87, VFW Post # 936 and the MN National Honor Guard.
Burial will take place at the New Woodlawn Cemetery in Pipestone, MN on Sunday, August 7 at 1:00 pm. Honorary pallbearers are Tanya Johnson, Alexis Coudron, Amanda Higgins, Kabella Huot and Brinley Coudron. Active bearers are Jesse and Zachary Coudron, Bill Bahn, Michael Nass, Randal Bahn and Kevin Fuhs.
Arrangements handled by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home, Osakis, MN.
Loren B. Hentges
December 1, 1925 - August 3, 2016
We are saddened to announce the passing of Loren B. Hentges, age 90, of Blaine, father/father in law to current Metro Gun Club owners Rita & Rick, and friend to many fellow shooters.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held in honor of Loren starting at 11am on Wed. Aug. 10th, Church of St. Timothy, 707 89th Ave NE, Blaine. There will also be a visitation Tues. Aug. 9th from 4-7pm at the Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd NW., Coon Rapids.
Loren is survived by Wife, Frances; Children, Larry Hentges, Rita (Rick) Wilder and Bonnie (Wayne) Tobeck; Grandchildren, Jason, Jackie, Anthony, David, Sophie, and Jennifer; Great-grandchildren, Danielle, Aric, Rylee, Ashley and Jacob; Brothers, Eldon (Ann) Hentges and Bernie (Rita) Hentges.
Loren was an important member of the trapshooting community and was elected to the MTA Hall of Fame in 1997.
March 22, 1930 - February 10, 2016
Roger Bohm of Princeton, MN passed away Feb 10, 2016 at age 85. He was a lifetime member of the ATA, starting in 1966. He fired at 28,800 singles, 22,600 handicap and 17,750 doubles. He won the Minnesota Handicap Championship in 1970 with a perfect score from 24 yards. He was President of the Minnesota Trapshooting Association in 1981 and inducted into the MTA Hall of Fame in 1997. He was a teacher and also owned and operated the Rum River Gun Club in Princeton from 1966-1989, throwing 100,000 per year. Roger served on the Central MN Gun Club and Sioux Trapshoot Board of Directors from 1974-1980. He taught trapshooting to Community Education, youth groups, and adults. He also taught firearms training from 1950-1970. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors include his wife Joan of 62 years, son Russell and daughter in-law Mary.
On April 13, 2015 Sally Stevens' father lost his battle with cancer.
Sally writes, "He fought so hard, kept his humor about him throughout the whole ordeal, and never once complained."
"He battled so hard but his body failed him, and he is finally at peace. Mom, Mark and I were beside him the whole time."
"There is no substitute for spending quality time with your loved ones; once they are gone, it's too late."
"Take the time now. Phone someone you love today, and tell them how you feel."
"We made the most of the last few months with my dad and mom, traveling up every 4-6 weeks for a few days and because of it, when he passed away holding my hand, I had no regrets."
The MTA and its board expresses their sympathies to Sally, Mark and their family.
Myron "Mike" Ptacek
October 13, 1936 - February 10, 2015
MYRON “MIKE” PTACEK, age 78 of Harmony, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.
Born on October 13, 1936 in Steele County, Minnesota, he was the son of John J. and Elizabeth (Wanous) Ptacek. He married June Vaith in December of 1957 and they were later divorced. He married Lois (Berg) Anderson on May 14, 1993. Mike had served in the National Guard and had helped his sister and brother-in-law seasonally doing farm work. He then worked at the Owatonna Elevator and later as a truck driver with Yellow Freight. Mike enjoyed deer hunting, collecting John Deere toy tractors, going to auctions and flea markets and wood working. He was also an avid trap shooter. He was a member of the Owatonna Gun Club and the NRA.
He is survived by his wife, Lois of Harmony; one daughter, Penny (Les) Humpel of Owatonna; two step-sons, Randy (Dianna) Anderson of Stillwater and Richard (Lori) Anderson of Owatonna; six grandchildren, Amy (Dan) Anselment, Andrew Carroll, Taryn Anderson, Kristy Anderson, Chris Anderson and Nicholas Anderson; and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Sharon (Jerry) Katzung of Owatonna; one sister-in-law, Eileen Ptacek; and seven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Eugene Ptacek.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca. Burial will follow at Woodville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, one hour before services at the funeral home.
Edward Ellard Prinkkila
Hoyt Lakes, MN
June 23, 1943 - November 6, 2014
Edward Ellard Prinkkila, 71, of Hoyt Lakes, died Thursday, November 6, 2014 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer at his home in Hoyt Lakes.
He was born on June 23, 1943 to Ellard and Toyne (Rantanen) Prinkkila in Virginia, MN. He was a proud and loyal graduate of the Eveleth High School class of 1961. He attended Eveleth Junior College and North Dakota State University attaining an Electrical Engineering degree. On May 27, 1967, he married Ellen Lund and they made their home in Hoyt Lakes. For 22 years he worked at Erie Mining Company (LTV) as an Electrical Engineer. In 1987, he joined Minnesota Power where he was known for his customer first approach and help in improving energy efficiency at our local taconite plants, retiring in June 2003. Even though Ed retired, his passion for work and life never slowed down. He was an avid sportsman and conservationist, spending countless hours at his hunting camp on Linwood with his friends. He was a lifetime member of the Engineers Club of NE Minnesota, Amateur Trapshooting Association shooting more than eighty-thousand rounds and participated in league trapshooting all around Northern Minnesota. He was a member of Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, the Ranger Snowmobile and ATV Club, Iron Range Historical Society, as well as a past member of the Society of Mining Engineers and the Instrument Society of America. He was a charter member of the East Range Ducks Unlimited and a charter member of the East Range Sportsman and Conservation Club, where he invested significant time improving the new facility for all including helping with a grant for the Lavern Hammer Trap Club for youth shooting. As a member of the East Range Lions and Lions International, volunteering his time working with the Lions booth at Water Carnival as well as making improvements at the Longyear Drill Site. But Ed’s most important goal in life was leaving this place better off than he found it. He touched lives, made life-long friends, and gave of himself selflessly to everyone.
Ed is survived by his wife, Ellen; daughter, Mary Anne (Brian) Prinkkila-Rogers, of Lincoln, NE; son, Lee (Pamela) Prinkkila of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; grandchildren, Emmelia Rogers, Alex Prinkkila & Max Prinkkila; brother, Tom Prinkkila (Nancy Lorence) of Maple Grove; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Jerry Nylund, Katy Lund, Ken Lund; nieces & nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Ellard and Toyne, grandparents, in-laws Melvin Lund, Gunnar Lund, and Pat Lund.
Allen Edward Heil
November 5, 1932 - October 5, 2014
Allen Edward Heil was born on November 5, 1932, in Gaylord, Sibley County, Minnesota. He was the oldest son of Clarence and Martha (Lemke) Heil. Allen was baptized as an infant on December 4, 1932, by Rev. William Ulrich at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord, Minnesota, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on June 2, 1946, by Rev. Gerhard Schmidt at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, Minnesota. He attended school in Brownton, Minnesota, and was a graduate of the Brownton Public School Class of 1950. Allen entered active military service in the United States Army on November 6, 1952, and served his country in Japan during the Korean War. He received an Honorable Discharge on September 21, 1955. Upon arriving safely home, he attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
On May 10, 1958, Allen was united in marriage to Doris Hepner by Rev. Fellwock at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. Allen and Doris made their home in Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with three children, James, Jay and Julie. Allen and Doris shared over 56 years of marriage.
Allen worked in the water well drilling business until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. Allen was also a member of the Glencoe VFW Post #5102 and the NRA. In 1991, he was inducted into the Minnesota Trapshooting Hall of Fame.
Allen enjoyed going out west hunting, riding his motorcycle around the country, trap shooting and sporting clays shooting. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Allen passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 81 years and 11 months.
Allen was inducted into the 1991 MTA Hall of Fame. He was quite an accomplished shooter, winning the Minnesota Handicap Championship (1966), MN Singles Championship (1969), MN All-Around Championship (1969 & 1971), the 1972 Diamond Badge (when there was only one given out), on the Men's All State Team in 1972 and 1973, Men’s All State Team in 1972 and 1973, and the MN Doubles Championship (1977).
Bruce Lloyd Teveldal Fairmont, MN
August 31, 1952 - September 20, 2014
A Celebration of Life Service for Bruce L. Teveldal, 62, of Fairmont, Minnesota will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the United Methodist Church, #119 E. 2nd St. in Fairmont, Minnesota with Chaplain Russ Steele officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Fairmont and one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the Church.
A second visitation will be Friday, September 26, 2014 from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Friday at the Alpena Community Center in Alpena, South Dakota. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Alpena, South Dakota at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
Bruce was called to his eternal rest suddenly on Saturday evening, September 20, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Fairmont, Minnesota. Messages of Sympathy may be sent to the family online at www.kramerfuneralhome.com.
Bruce Lloyd Teveldal was born August 31, 1952 to Palmer Lloyd and Vernis Opal (Clark) Teveldal in Huron, South Dakota. He attended school in Huron and Mitchell, South Dakota until moving to Redwood Falls, Minnesota and attended school there. Bruce later moved back to South Dakota and graduated from Alpena High School with the class of 1971. He then was employed for Valet Dry Cleaners in Huron and later Bruce moved to Fairmont was employed for Amdevco Plastics in Fairmont. On May 24, 1975, he was united in marriage to Patricia Burnison in Wessington Springs, South Dakota. After their marriage they lived in Fairmont, Minnesota where Bruce drove truck for Rosen’s Livestock and later was employed at Erickson Furniture. He then worked for Adam Mayberry Painting. In 1982 he started Teve’s Home Maintenance serving as an independent contractor in the Fairmont area until the time of his death. Bruce was a member of the United Methodist Church in Fairmont and the Fairmont, East Chain and Truman Trap Clubs. He was a firearms safety instructor for 35+ years. He devoted his time to teaching kids the sport of trapshooting, not only as a coach but as a father figure as well. He loved hunting with his family, friends, and sons. He enjoyed visiting and drinking coffee with his many friends at Perkins. Bruce loved every single person he came in contact with, sharing his knowledge, skills, and wisdom with them. Those traits will now live on through his family whom he cherished. He treasured every minute spent with his wife, children, and grandsons. Family is what was most important to Bruce.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Teveldal of Fairmont, Minnesota; his four children, Theron Teveldal and fiancé, Shea Ripley of Fairmont, Minnesota, Neysa (Dustin) Reutzel of Fairmont, Minnesota, Kendra Teveldal and significant other, Ethan Bremer of Apple Valley, Minnesota and Ethan (Laura) Teveldal of Fairmont, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Alec, Isaac, Ashton and Jace; sister, Jackie Stelter and Barry Raygor of Fairmont, Minnesota; step-mother, Agnes Teveldal of Huron, South Dakota; mother-in-law, Betty Burnison of Woonsocket, South Dakota; sister-in-law, Linda (Michael) Kilcoin of Woonsocket, South Dakota; brother-in-law, David (Janice) Burnison of Huron, South Dakota; nephews, Nicholas Stelter, Darin Kilcoin, Darrell Bittner; nieces, Courtney Stelter and Athena Burnison and other relatives and friends.
Bruce was preceded in death by his father and mother, Lloyd Teveldal and Vernis Wilson; step-father, Vern Wilson ; father-in-law, Ralph Burnison and other relatives.
David E. Vice Chaska, MN
April 18, 1957 - August 20, 2014
David Eugene Vice, age 57, of Chaska, MN, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at his home.
Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 11:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2060 County Road 6, Long Lake, MN (952) 473-8577, with Pastor Carrie Scheller officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM at the church. A lunch will follow the service.
David was born April 18, 1957 in Minneapolis, MN, to Darrell and Janice (Suits) Vice, one of seven children. David graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1975 and then earned a degree at Hennepin Technical Center, North Campus in Brooklyn Park, MN. On June 18 1977, David married Irene Peters at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins, MN. They had 2 daughters. David has been a mechanic his whole adult life including: 25 years in the Excelsior/Chanhassen area at Country Club Service, and from 2000-2013 at Automotive Unlimited. He was an avid trap shooter and assistant coach for the Hopkins High School team. He was an active member at Park Sportsmen Club in Orono, MN, and a member of Minnesota Trap Association (MTA) and the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA).
He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell, brother Daniel, and parents-in-law, Albert and Ruth Peters.
Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Irene; daughters, Katie Vice, of Madison, WI, and Kristie Vice, of Jordan; mother, Janice Vice, of Plymouth; siblings, Bill (Barb) Vice, of East Bethel, Jodi (Kevin) Munsterman, of Orono, Lori (Sasha) Sander, of Maple Grove, Cheryl (Tim) Marks, of Eden Prairie, Tim (Anne) Vice, of Andover, Diane Vice, of Guam; 14 nieces and nephews.
Dorothy Elizabeth Schmidt Apple Valley, MN (formerly of Osceola, IA)
April 26, 1930 - April 23, 2018
Dorothy Elizabeth Schmidt, age 87 of Apple Valley, MN, formerly of Osceola, IA passed away April 23, 2018. Dorothy was born April 26, 1930 in Brooklyn, Iowa and graduated from Leon High School. She married Michael Schmidt on January 3, 1951. For the next 20 years they lived in various places throughout the US as her husband served his country in the US Marine Corps. When Michael retired from the Marines, they moved from Quantico, VA to Prior Lake, MN and together managed the Minneapolis Gun Club for 18 years.
Over the years, Dorothy loved to travel, garden, can the vegtables she grew, and crochet. Her favorite color was red so she liked everything red. Everyone enjoyed her beautiful smile and infectious laugh.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Michael Schmidt Sr.; daughter, Monica Schmidt; infant daughter, Linda; son-in-law Danny Martin; infant granddaughter, Deborah Martin; parents, Leo and Marie Vogel; brothers Anthony, Joseph, Edward, John, Paul, and Francis Vogel. She is survived by her children, Vicky (Milton) Oliver, Jeff (Britta) Burke, Elizabeth Martin, Mary Kubilus, Michael Schmidt, Jr., Virginia (Stephen) Hines, and Susan Schmidt; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, James, Bernard and Donald Vogel; sister Anna Meador; special friend Anita Opfer; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was held 11AM Monday, April 30, 2018 at All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, MN with visitation on Sunday from 5-7 PM at the White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Tr. (Co. Rd. 50) Lakeville, MN, also 1 hr. prior to Mass at Church. Interment, Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, IA. Special thank you to all of the care givers at Ecumen Seasons of Apple Valley and St. Croix Hospice that loved her so dearly and cared for her the past few years.
Michael E. Schmidt, Sr Osceola, IA (formerly of Lakeville, MN)
October 2, 1930 - August 20, 2014
Captain Michael E. Schmidt, Sr., age 83 of Osceola, IA, formerly of Lakeville, MN passed away on August 20, 2014. Mike retired from the US Marine Corp after serving his country for 22 years. He served during the Korean War and was assigned various duties during his tenure. When Mike retired in 1970 as Captain, he was stationed in Quantico, VA and was officer in charge of the International Shotgun team. Following his retirement, he accepted the position as manager of the Minneapolis Gun Club where he lived and worked with his family for 18 years. Mike is a Member of the Minnesota Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Monica Schmidt; infant daughter, Linda; infant granddaughter, Deborah Martin; parents, Frank and Marguerite Schmidt, brother and sister-in-law, Paul (Frances) Schmidt. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Dorothy; children, Elizabeth (Danny) Martin, Mary Kubilus, Michael Schmidt Jr., Virginia (Steve) Hines, and Susan Schmidt; grandchildren, Jacqueline (John) Helmcamp, Jason (Jessica) Martin, Mike Schmidt III, Stephanie (Angel) Dubon, Aaron Martin, Anya Kubilus, Amanda Hines, and Benjamin Hines; great grandchildren, Hunter Helmcamp, Alexander Martin, Haydn Helmcamp, Javier Dubon, and Carmen Dubon; brothers, Dennis (Vivian), Anthony, and William ‘Bill’ (Ona) Schmidt; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 am Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, MN with visitation on Tuesday (8/26) from 4-8 pm at the White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Tr. (Co. Rd. 50) Lakeville, MN (952 469 2723) also 1 hr. prior to Mass at Church. Interment, Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will also be held 10:30 am on Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 222 East Pearl St., Osceola, IA.
John Bacon Maple Grove, MN
July 7, 2014
We're sorry to announce that John "Jack" Bacon, age 76 of Maple Grove, MN, passed away on July 7, 2014. Preceded in death by wife, Maxine and sister, Susie Lasker. Survived by daughters, Margaret (Harold) Calkins and Corrine (Marcus) Olson; grandchildren, Rory, Cory, Melissa and Catie; great-granddaughter, Hailey; brothers, Bill, Bob (Cheradee), Dennis (Mary) Bacon; sister, Barbara (Eugene) Davis. John was a Vietnam Vet who served 4 years in the US Navy and 34 years in the US Army. He was an avid trap shooter for many years and his favorite hobby was to bake.
Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation 10-11 AM Saturday, July 12 with a memorial service at 11 AM all at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St & Hwy 100.
Steve Brua Albert Lea, MN
8-18-1953 — 4-6-2014
Steven D. Brua, 60, of Albert Lea passed away peacefully at his home April 6, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Theresa and his son, Mitch, in 2003.
Steve was born to Howard and Theresa (Cunningham) Brua on Aug. 18, 1953, in Albert Lea. He attended St. Theodore’s Catholic grade school and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1972. He remained a lifetime resident of Albert Lea, working at Brua Auto Parts, Wilson & Co., and Albert Lea Freezer. On Feb. 2, 1974, he was united in marriage to his lifelong love Roxanne Brenke at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.
Steve and Roxanne made a home in Albert Lea raising their two sons, Travis and Mitch. He was always helping his late parents care for their properties and the junk yard. He adored his grandson, “Z” and shared many packages of Oreos with him. Steve was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting pheasants in South Dakota, coyotes in North Dakota, hogs in Oklahoma and turkey and deer. He was a proud member of the CVCC and Owatonna Gun Club, earning awards in trap shooting and always striving to be better than his rival hunting buddies. He had many adventures with his loyal companions Jake, Abby and Randy. When he wasn’t hunting, you could find him riding his Harley around town visiting friends and family. Steve was known by his friends and family for his big laugh, smart mouth and helping hands. After losing a 14-month battle with cancer, his final request was for his body to be donated to the Mayo Anatomical Department for medical research.
Steve is survived by his wife, Roxanne; his son, Travis; his grandson, Zaden; mother-in-law, Mary Lou Brenke; sisters-in-law Eunice Bolinger, Debra Chodur (Gary), Darla Nelson (Graden) and Connie Talamantes; brothers-in-law Steven Brenke (Rosie) and Darrell Brenke; nephews and nieces Danielle Bure (Damian), Justin Bolinger, Cody Bolinger, Sara Chodur, Nathan Chodur, David Villarreall, Anthony Villarreall, Colt Nelson, Blake Talamantes, Adison Talamantes, Amber Rose Brenke and Darrell Jr. Brenke; great-nephews and nieces Desmond, Ryleigh, Laynie, Gavin, Korah, Savanna, Elijah, Selena, Angelo and Karmine; special family Josh Miller, Brynn and Jaegar and godson, Cashus.
The family will greet friends from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Theodore Catholic Church and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. A prayer service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Theodore Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Ellis, Celebrant.
In Steve’s honor, the family requests you wear camouflage to the service. Gun club members please wear trap shooting vests.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.
Ronald A. Guttormson Borup, MN
3-25-1939 — 12-26-2013
Ronald A. Guttormson, 74, of Borup, MN, passed away at home on Thursday, December 26, 2013. Ronnie was born March 25, 1939 in Fargo, ND, to Elmer and Mabel (Ringstad) Guttormson. He grew up on the family farm near Georgetown, MN, and attended school at Middleton Country School and Hendrum Public School before graduating from the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston, MN. Ronnie then continued his education at Moorhead State University while farming with his father and brother, Roger prior to farming on his own. He served in the Air National Guard. On August 15, 1959, Ronnie married LeeAnn Sivertson at Kirkebo Lutheran Church in Perley, MN. Together they lived and farmed in the Perley, Georgetown, Felton and Borup communities. He retired from farming in 2001. LeeAnn and Ronnie spent ten winters traveling and trap shooting in Las Vegas, NV, and Phoenix and Tucson AZ, where they met many new friends.
Ronnie enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and trap shooting. Over the years he mentored and instructed many through his involvement with the Red River Valley Sportsman's Club at Perley, MN, Moorhead Rod & Gun Club and Clay County 4-H. He was a proud and humble person who enjoyed doing things for others, not wanting to be publically recognized.
Ronnie is survived by four children: Kellee (Dan) Johnk, Sabin, MN, Dean (Sue) Guttormson, Moorhead, Chad Guttormson, West Fargo, ND, and Kari (Chris) Borgmann, Detroit Lakes, MN; eight grandchildren, Karra (Travis) Sunde, Kamron Johnk, and Kadin Johnk, all of Sabin, David (Jeanie) Mathisen, Moorhead, Kurt Guttormson, Moorhead, Shelbi Guttormson, Moorhead, and Reece and Sidney Borgmann, Detroit Lakes; three great-grandchildren, Hallie and Harper Sunde, Lucas Mathisen; sister, Karen Dittberner, St. Joseph, MN; brother, Terry (Judy) Guttormson, Hendrum; brother-in-law, Duane Durr, Fargo; sister-in-law, Lois (Buz) Ziegler of Georgetown, MN; aunts-in-law, Evie Gilbertson, Ada, MN, Marjorie Kroshus, Fargo, and Irene Ingham, Santa Barbara, CA. Ronnie is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his wife, LeeAnn; granddaughter, Krista Johnk; parents, Elmer and Mabel Guttormson; brother, Roger Guttormson; father and mother-in-law, Sverre and Olive Sivertson; brother-in-law, Anthony DeMario; sister-in-law, Margaret Cleveland Durr; and nephews, Edward and Michael DeMario.
Memorials are preferred to the Red River Valley Sportsman's Club in Perley or the Outdoor Adventures Foundation of Fargo which is a non-profit foundation providing hunting and fishing adventures for children and young adults under the age of 25 with cancer or other life threatening illness, also providing adventures for combat disabled veterans under the age of 40 that are wheelchair bound or missing a limb due to active duty service.
David Jon Blanshan Windom, MN
12-26-1942 — 12-13-2013
David Jon Blanshan, 70, Windom MN, died Friday December 13, 2013 at the Windom Area Hospital after a brief illness.
David was born December 26, 1942 in Windom. He spent his childhood in Windom, graduating in 1959. He entered the military after high school.
After his term of service and honorable discharge, David came back to Minnesota. He lived in Albert Lea for short period of time, moved to Alex for another short period and then settled back in Windom and lived out his life. David owned and operated his sewer and septic business until 2007 when he decided it was his time for retirement.
David was an avid fisherman and hunter. Hunting was what led him to his love of trap shooting.
David first registered target was in 1968 and continued until today. He was on the MN State Team a number of times and was very proud of that.
He loved being on the line, competing with fellow trap shooters and loved the campfire gathering after the day’s events even more.
That’s where he will be missed the most. David always said it wasn’t about shooting 100 straight…the camaraderie is the best thing going here.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. If you didn’t know him, and bumped into him, he would talk at you like you were best friends forever from the get go.
Lacanne Family Funeral Svcs of Windom will be handling the arrangements.
Randy "Dutch" Michael Mahonen Virginia, MN 1-22-1953 — 11-8-2013
Randy Michael “Dutch” Mahonen, 60, Virginia, died Friday, November 8, 2013 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Duluth. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 1:00 PM at Range Funeral Home , with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Donald Norr will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home. To send condolences or sign online guestbook, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.
Randy was born January 22, 1953 in Virginia, MN , the son of T.J. and Verona (Mellack) Mahonen. He grew up and attended school in Virginia, graduating in 1971. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served honorably during the Vietnam Era. Following his discharge, he studied Criminal Justice at Bemidji State Univ. and received his Bachelor’s Degree. Randy was employed as a crane operator for DM&IR Railroad for over 30 years.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a proud NRA member, and former President of Kline-Cuppoletti Trap Club. Randy was a great and compassionate man and very determined in all he did. He was a mentor for those who were involved in his life. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Randy is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Judy Lind and Joan Chase.
He is survived by a brother-in-law, David Lind, a sister-in-law, Beverly Dodd, 2 nephews: Dan and Shawn Lind, 2 nieces: Jody (Dale) Bixby and Polly Graziano, Great-nieces and nephews: Cody (Lacey) Bixby and Lindsey (Gabe) Meeham and their son, “President U.S.” Grant, all the “Ludlow Gang”, many other relatives and friends.
Richard Carl Erdman Owatonna, MN 03-07-1934 — 11-14-2013
Richard Carl Erdman, 79, of Owatonna, died Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Traditions I in Owatonna.
He was born March 7, 1934 in Owatonna, Minnesota the son of Carl and Adeline (Glock) Erdman. He was baptized and confirmed at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Owatonna. Richard graduated from Owatonna High School in 1952. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on September 8, 1952 where he served as a woodworker stationed both stateside and in Japan until his honorable discharge on September 7, 1956. He married Lois Lustig on September 6, 1958 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna. Richard worked at various businesses throughout his years. He began after the service, working alongside his brother at Lindekuegel Chevrolet in the parts department, Baldus Texaco Station as a mechanic, Steele County Implement in the Marina Department, and for over 24 years at Brown Printing in Waseca and retired in 1996.
He was a lifelong member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He loved trap shooting and was a lifetime member of the Owatonna Gun Club. He also enjoyed working on cars and woodworking. Richard loved working with his hands and built their home in 1961. In later years, he enjoyed having coffee with his friends at HyVee.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lois Erdman of Owatonna; sisters-in-law, Anna Marie Erdman of Owatonna, Phyllis (and Bob) Johnson of Blooming Prairie, Sharon (and Scot) Cinnamon of Maricopa, AZ; two brothers-in-law, Richard (and Dorothy) Lustig of Owatonna and Ron (and Kathy) Lustig of Osage, IA; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Florence Krause, and brother Herbert Erdman.
Visitation will be at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church with The Reverend Kirk Griebel officiating. Interment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Owatonna. Military honors will be conducted by Steele County Military Funeral Unit. Memorials are preferred to Redeemer Lutheran Church. Michaelson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
James "Jimmy" Rosenkrantz Windom, MN
12-24-1940 — 10-06-2013
Jimmy passed unexpectedly on Sunday, 10-06-2103 from a stroke. Jimmy was an avid shooter for fifty+ years.
Visitation is Tuesday at the Lecann Funeral Home, 4 - 7 p.m., 2280 6th Avenue, Windom, MN and services will be held at the American Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. in Windom on Wednesday October 9, 2013.
George Leisure October 1, 2013
George Leisure, Cambridge, MN, passed away peacefully on the evening of October 1, 2013 which was his 75th birthday. George had been faced with a multitude of health complications over the past 5-6 years including Cancer & Dialysis and just recently George took a fall at home which fractured his spine which was verified by an MRI.
Through all the hardship and the pain, George and his wife Sue fought the tough fight with dignity and fortitude. As I said "Good-bye" to him for the last time on Thursday of last week at his home in Cambridge, Minnesota, he expressed to me how much he admired all of you and always looked forward to the next ATA Registered Shoot and once again stepping to the line to hopefully "Break 'em all"!
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jack, and first wife Mary. George is survived by his wife Susan of Cambridge, children Patrick Leisure Sr. of Cloquet, Michael Leisure of Cloquet, Timothy Leisure of Minneapolis, Melissa Hass (Michael) of Big Lake, Russell Flett (Tammy) of Princeton, six grandchildren, Patrick Jr., Riley, Gavin, Maddy, Mason and McKenna, brother Elmer Goodroad of Florida, as well as numerous other relatives, loyal friends and neighbors.
visitation will begin at 10:00 am Friday morning the 4th of October and the service will follow immediately at 11:00 am. A lunch will be provided after the service.
To honor George and his love of Trapshooting, his one request was that his ashes be spread at the Beaverbrook Sportsmen Club in East Bethel, Mn at each of the six fields in the target landing area and by Friday afternoon his wish will be granted and he will be in his final resting place.
Shooting Bio on George Leisure
George Leisure was first introduced to Trapshooting in 1980 and became an ATA member in 1982 and an ATA Life member in 1983. For the past 32 years, George has been an exemplary example of a shooter who has dedicated his time, support and many talents to the sport of Trapshooting by his participation in the ATA and serving as President of the Beaverbrook Sportsmen Club in East Bethel, MN for over eight years.
An advocate and volunteer for all the shooting sports, George lived his passion for trapshooting and was instrumental in creating the platform for ATA events, a ladies league and youth leagues at Beaverbrook Sportsmen Club in the 1980’s. He was always available to help anyone who was interested in learning more and bettering themselves as a shooter. Whether shooting league or at an ATA registered event, George has been willing to have fun and share a joke and a smile with those around him.
George registered 250,100 singles, 58,825 handicap and 172,600 doubles over his 30 years as an ATA shooter. He attended 12 Grand Americans and for years traveled to and participated in registered shoots in 35 states including the Southwest Chain and the Spring Grand American in Tucson, AZ.
George you had a way of touching the lives of everyone you ever met and will be truely missed! You gave so much of yourself to others and we are all the better for it.
Image above is at George's May 12th, 2013 Honor Shoot at Beaverbrook Sportsmen Club in East Bethel, MN. The turnout was terrific and so appreaciated by his family. Pictured are George and his very close trapshooting butddies (Bob, Don and Tom) that made the trip from Iowa and South Dakota for the Honor Shoot. George told me last week how much he loved shooting all those targets over all those years, with these three men.
Roman T. Sinnen August 12, 2013 1928—2013
Roman "Romie" T. Sinnen, age 85, of New Germany, passed away Aug. 12, 2013.
Beloved husband, father and grandfather. Preceded in death by parents August and Anna; brother Claude. Survived by wife Janice; children, Thomas (Nancy), Jennifer Tucci (Mike), Michael (Shannon), Scot (Barb); 10 grandchildren; brother Albert; sisters, Irene Powers and Colette Hidding.
A proud member of the 101st Airborne Paratroopers, Romie was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Inducted into the MN Trapshooters Assoc. Hall of Fame in 2004, he was also a distinguished member of the North American Sheep Foundation’s “Grand Slam Club” and a lifetime NRA member.
Please join us at an open house in celebration of his life at his home in New Germany on Sunday, Aug. 25 f rom 1 to 5 p.m.
William “Bill” John Wuorio, 74, of Isle died July 23, 2013 at Fairview University Hospital In Minneapolis.
Services were held on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Bethesda Lutheran Church of Malmo with Reverend James Raisanen officiating. He was born July 13, 1939 in Duluth to Peter and Helen (Peterson) Wuorio. He graduated from Duluth Denfeld High School. He married Judy (Mahler) on July 10, 1970 in Saginaw. He worked for many years, as an Ice Road Trucker. He was former state champion and past president of the Minnesota Trapshooters Association. He was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church of Malmo.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; four daughters and sons-in-law: Terri and George Drimel; Debbie and Mike Appelwick; Rhonda and Jordan Flagstad; Renee and Stephane Tsamba-Massale; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Pete Wuorio; sister, Lana Roerkhol; many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his uncle, Carl, and his parents.
Arrangements were with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home of Aitkin. Go to www.srtfuneral.com to sign the online guest register.
February 26, 2013
Danny E. “Dusty” Speltz, 59, of Rolling-stone died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Lewiston Villa. Dusty was born Nov. 10, 1953, in Winona to Cyrus and Dolores (Hengel) Speltz. He attended Holy Trinity School and graduated from Winona
Senior High School. Following high school, Dusty attended Winona Vo-Tech for two years, studying tool and die. He worked as a machinist for DCM in Winona from 1979 until retiring due to ill health in 2009.
Dusty belonged to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Rollingstone, where he volunteered. He had also belonged to the Rollingstone Jaycees, bowled, shot pool, helped coach youth softball and enjoyed deer and squirrel hunting when he was younger. His two main loves were the Green Bay Packers and shooting trap
at the Winona Gun Club.
Dusty was a wonderful brother. He will be missed by family and friends for his humor and wit. Survivors include a sister, Christy (Greg) Wheeler of Rollingstone; a brother, Jon (Gloria) Speltz of Spring Grove; and 10 nieces and nephews and their families. He is also survived by his special kitty, Cheesehead. His parents and a sister, Sue Schell, preceded him in death.
February 10, 2013
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE, 2008
Ron Noren was born on June 20th, 1956 in New Ulm, Minnesota. He was raised in rural Saint James by his caring parents, Harold and Viola Noren. Ron had two
older brothers: Jerry and Dwayne. He attended grade school in La Salle, high school in St. James, and vocational school in Mankato. He has worked in the feed and livestock industry for the last 36 years. Along the way, he made many
friends who remained close to him up to his passing. On November 22nd, 1980, Ron married the love of his life, Angela Larson. Together, they raised three children: Jamie, Krista, and Steven. He treasured watching them grow up and teaching them valuable life lessons along the
way. Ron encouraged his children to love trapshooting, and together they have won trophies and prizes at the state level. To his granddaughters, Lilly and Mya, he was known as “Grandpa
Buzzy Bee”. He cherished his time with them and made his love for them known to everyone in his life. Ron’s passions were family, friends, trapshooting, and shooting pool.
He was proud to dedicate a great portion of his life being the ATA Delegate for the Minnesota Trapshooting Association (MTA) and the manager of the St. James Gun Club for the Watonwan Game and
Fish. One of his greatest life accomplishments was being inducted into the MTA’s Hall of Fame in 2008. Ron was proud of his and his family’s trapshooting
achievements. However, he was even more passionate about spending quality time with his fellow trapshooting buddies, teaching newcomers how to shoot, and helping preserve the future of the sport that he
loved. His presence in the trapshooting world will be felt forever. Many organizations, people and families have been touched by the life of Ron Noren. He will never be forgotten and his passion for commitment and excellence will forever
be an inspiration
He is survived by his wife Angie Noren of St. James, children; Jamie (Buddy) Seiner of Pierre, SD, Krista (Ryan) Gellert of Sioux Falls, Steven Noren of Ames, IA, grandchildren; Lillian and Mya Seiner, parents;
Harold and Viola Noren of St. James, brothers; Jerry (Lynette) Noren of St. James, Dwayne (Cathy) Noren of Plymouth, father-in-law and mother-in-law; Orval and Joyce Larson of St. James, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Mike (Diane Larson of Nisswa,and Bruce (Pattie) Larson of Fairmont. He is preceded in death by his grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, the Ron Noren Memorial Foundation has been established as a way for our family to continue giving to the organizations he valued.
November 7, 2012
He made us all
happy because he was
one of us.
The Perazzi family, the
workers , shooters and friends are in mourning following the loss of Daniele
Perazzi who passed away during the night of
the 7th November. He will remain in his beloved factory until his
funeral on Friday 9th November, friends wishing to pay their last
respects may visit him there. The funeral will be held on Friday,
November 9th 15.30 at Abbazia di Maguzzano (Lonato) The Perazzi
factory will be
closed until Monday, 12th November, 2012. I can remember shooting with
Mr. Perazzi back in 1973, my first year at the Grand at Vandalia. It
was also his first trip to Vandalia. He filled out our squad and we
had no idea who he was until we finished. We all got a kick out of him
when we had to tell him to look at a pair of targets, as he was on
post 1. He finally said lets see a pair. He than proceeded to shot
them. It was one of my highlights of the some 30 Grand Americans I
attended at Vandalia.
September 11, 2012
Suzette Kay Gillard was born
on November 27, 1951 in Albert Lea, the daughter of Charles and
Elaine (Lau) Gillard. She grew up in Glenville,
graduating from Glenville High
School. Sue went to College at Southwest State
University where she earned a B.A. Degree, Mankato State
University, earning a B.S. Degree. She did her graduate work
at the University of Minnesota where she received a Master’s
Degree. Sue was a teacher and a musician. She had
recently retired from Glenville Elementary as the Principal. She
was a member of First Lutheran Church of Glenville where she
served as the church organist, the Austin Symphony, the Glenville
City Council, and the
Amateur Trap Shooting Association. Sue volunteered as
the church secretary, and for the Greenwood Cemetery. Her
hobbies included trap shooting, photography, traveling, and
spending time with her friends and family. She had a
great love for her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and
great-nephews. Suzie always looked at the positive side
in life, and brought out the best in everyone. She
spent many countless hours with her mom.
December 5, 2011
David Earl Terning, age 61 of Hutchinson, passed away Monday, December 5,
2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Funeral Service
were held on Saturday, December 10, 2011, at 11:00 AM at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with interment at the Dassel Community Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel on Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Further visitation will be at the church on Saturday one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Dassel.
James P. McGowan, Apache Junction, AZ (formerly of Big Lake, MN)
March 18, 2018
James P. McGowan of Apache Junction, AZ passed away March 18, 2018. He was 82. His shooting career was as a Minnesota resident, residing in Big Lake until he retired as an electrician. Jim started shooting registered targets in 1971 and advanced to the 27 yard line with 26,900 Singles, 29,400 Handicap, and 17,500 Doubles. He was heavily involved with the Central MN Gun Club in St Cloud for 30 years, at one point or another serving as Director, Secretary, and President. In addition to trapshooting, he enjoyed deep sea fishing and golfing. He was preceded in death by his daughter Beth and his wife Evy. He is survived by daughters, Teri and Lynn, and grandchildren.
Evy McGowan, Rush
City, MN (formerly of Big Lake, MN)
August 15, 2011
Evy McGowan passed
away today in Rush City, MN, August 15, 2011. For
those of you that may not remember Evy, and I don't know how one could
forget, she was the spitfire cashier at Del-Tone's shoots when Dick
& Judy still owned the club. Evy also worked in the office/kennel
for the State Shoot for 20+ years.
Grand Rapids, MN
Minnesota Trapshooting Hall of Fame
Terrible news for the
Minnesota shooting nation. Ron Noren, state ATA Delegate, passed
away on Sunday, February 10, 2013. More information will be posted
when notified. Noren, age 56, of St. James died on Sunday, Feb.
10, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato. Funeral services
will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at East Sveadahl
Lutheran Church, rural St. James, with Rev. Kathleen
Ulland-Klinkner officiating. Burial will be in the church
cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sturm
Funeral Home in St. James and one hour before services at the
church on Saturday. You may send the family condolences online at
www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St.
Minnesota Hall of Famer Richard
Sturk (left) passed away on June 10, 2011. He was 83. Richard was
a three time MTA president and a MTA Hall of Famer, inducted in 1993.
Born May 20, 1928 in Nashwauk, he was the
son of Anthony and Ann (Krmpotich) Sturk. Dick was a 1946 graduate of
Greenway High School and served in the U.S. Navy from June 1946 to
June 1948. He attended Itasca Junior College 1948 through 1950 and
also started working for the City of Bovey in 1948 and retired in 1984
with 36 years of service. Dick and Patricia Dethloff were married on
April 28, 1956 in Grand
Rapids. They lived in Coleraine for five years prior to moving to
Bovey where they resided for 39 years, moving to Grand Rapids in 2001.
Dick was a member of the Mary Immaculate Catholic Church of Coleraine
and played football, basketball, and track through his school years,
and played football during his Navy service. He enjoyed fishing,
hunting, and trapshooting and was an ardent pool player. He was a trap
shooter for 50 years, was elected president of the Minnesota Trap
Shooting Association three times, and was inducted into the Minnesota
Trap Shooter's Hall of Fame on July 9, 1993.
Richard A. Sturk, 83, Grand Rapids, formerly of Bovey, died on Friday, June 10, 2011 in Bemidji.
Born May 20, 1928 in Nashwauk, he was the son of Anthony and Ann (Krmpotich) Sturk. Dick was a 1946 graduate of Greenway High School and served in the U.S. Navy from June 1946 to June 1948. He attended Itasca Junior College 1948 through 1950 and also started working for the City of Bovey in 1948 and retired in 1984 with 36 years of service. Dick and Patricia Dethloff were married on April 28, 1956 in Grand Rapids. They lived in Coleraine for five years prior to moving to Bovey where they resided for 39 years, moving to Grand Rapids in 2001. Dick was a member of the Mary Immaculate Catholic Church of Coleraine and played football, basketball, and track through his school years, and played football during his Navy service. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and trapshooting and was an ardent pool player. He was a trap shooter for 50 years, was elected president of the Minnesota Trap Shooting Association three times, and was inducted into the Minnesota Trap Shooter's Hall of Fame on July 9, 1993.
His parents, Anthony and Ann Sturk preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two sons, Todd (Paula) Sturk of Babbitt and Tim (Charlene) Sturk of Bemidji; four daughters, Tina (Wayne) Morgan of Grand Rapids, Tonia (Mike) Sherwood of Bemidji, Tammy Miskovich of Boulder, Colo., and Tracy Sturk of Robbinsdale, Minn.; 10 grandchildren, Melissa (Chris) Tok of Austin, Minn., Josh Miskovich of Duluth, Aron Anderson of Crystal, Minn., Mandy (Ed) Reed-Morgan of St. Paul, Minn., Nadlie (Terry) Lyman of Grand Rapids, Jacob Sturk of Robbinsdale, Minn., Jackson Sturk, Justin (Amanda) Sherwood, and Brian (Sarah) Sherwood, all of Bemidji, Minn., and Cori (Nate) Barker of Rochester, Minn.; 10 great-grandchildren, Easton Tok, Myles Reed-Morgan, Joy, Grace, and Rainy Lyman, Amy Blade, and Charlie, Clara, Brenden, and Brady Sherwood; two great-great-grandchildren, Gavin Blade and Aiden Lyman; and two brothers, Robert (Bonnie) Sturk of Bovey and James (Nancy) Sturk of Grass Valley, Calif.
James R. Petty, age 64, died
at his home in Annandale during the early morning on
Friday, March 11, 2011 from what is believed to have been cardiac
arrest. James Roger Petty was born May 25, 1946 to the late
Lawrence and Sarah Petty; they resided in Maine Prairie just north
of Kimball. Jim attended the Maine Prairie Country School and
graduated from Kimball High
School in 1963. On July 30, 1977, he was united in marriage to
Paula Flygare at Camp Koinonia in South Haven. Jim was an active
member of the Kimball Rod and Gun Club, where he thoroughly
enjoyed the competition and camaraderie of trapshooting with close
friends and family. He also served on the Ski Patrol of
Powder Ridge for 30 years, and was once named Patrolman of the
Year for the state of Minnesota. An avid outdoorsmen, much of
Jim’s leisure time was spent on the lakes fishing.
James R. Petty, age 64, died at his home in Annandale during the early morning on Friday, March 11, 2011 from what is believed to have been cardiac arrest.
Memorial Services will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Annandale United Methodist Church with Rev. Marilee Benson officiating. Friends may call from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale.
James Roger Petty was born May 25, 1946 to the late Lawrence and Sarah Petty; they resided in Maine Prairie just north of Kimball. Jim attended the Maine Prairie Country School and graduated from Kimball High School in 1963. On July 30, 1977, he was united in marriage to Paula Flygare at Camp Koinonia in South Haven.
After high school, Jim began his career as a meat cutter by working at the Knaus Sausage House in Kimball for eight years. After a seven year stay with Zayres Shoppers City of St. Cloud, he and his brother Mic purchased the Annandale Locker Plant in 1980; they renamed it Petty Brothers Meats. Petty Brothers is currently owned by Jim and his son, Bob.
Jim was an active member of the Kimball Rod and Gun Club, where he thoroughly enjoyed the competition and camaraderie of trapshooting with close friends and family. He also served on the Ski Patrol of Powder Ridge for 30 years, and was once named Patrolman of the Year for the state of Minnesota. An avid outdoorsmen, much of Jim’s leisure time was spent on the lakes fishing.
A devoted family man, Jim is survived by his wife, Paula; daughter, Nicole Petty & her significant other, Travis Hunter; twin sons & their fiancés, Thomas Petty & Kirstin Dropps of Clearwater and Robert Petty & Ashley Klinger of Annandale; grandson, Owen Petty; and brother & his wife, John “Mic” & Rosann Petty of Kimball. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Sarah Petty.
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River Falls, Minnesota
Minnesota Handicap Champion
63, died Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Sanford Medical Center in Thief
River Falls. Patrick won the 1981 Minnesota State Handicap
Championship, breaking a 98x100. Memorial services will be held at
2 p.m. Friday, March 11 at Trinity
Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. John Voelker, PhD,
officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Thief
Honorary casket bearers will be
Allen Aasby, Dave DuPree, Tom Greelis, Bob Mattson, Brad Johnson,
Frandell Johnson, Ike Ellingson, Jim Fulton, Jon Efteland, Kenny
Parnham, Lloyd Melby, Stan Sjoberg, Al Steinhauer, Tim Miller,
Howard Thorson, Steve Wigand, Shyne Anderson, Luke Novacek, Rick
Sovde, Del Stordahl and all of his hunting and fishing buddies and
friends at the Thief River and Greenbush Trap Club.
Patrick had a love for the water
and fishing. He was an avid hunter and liked going on adventures
with his friends to Montana and South Dakota.
He was a member of the Thief River
Trap Club and served as its secretary for over 40 years, the
Greenbush Trap Club, the NRA, Minnesota Deer Hunters, and Ducks
Unlimited. He got his captain’s license for charter boats and
ran the Old Guide Charter Service on Lake of the Woods. He
later started the Old Guide Tackle Company, which he was still
making until his death
Fischer, 63, died Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Sanford Medical Center in Thief River Falls.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. John Voelker, PhD, officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls. Honorary casket bearers will be Allen Aasby, Dave DuPree, Tom Greelis, Bob Mattson, Brad Johnson, Frandell Johnson, Ike Ellingson, Jim Fulton, Jon Efteland, Kenny Parnham, Lloyd Melby, Stan Sjoberg, Al Steinhauer, , Tim Miller, Howard Thorson, Steve Wigand, Shyne Anderson, Luke Novacek, Rick Sovde, Del Stordahl and all of his hunting and fishing buddies and friends at the Thief River and Greenbush Trap Club.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at the church with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Patrick Gordan Fischer was born on April 2, 1947 to Verna Marie (Lockwood) and Walter A. Fischer in Brainerd. He was raised in the Deer River, Motley and Pillager area until moving to Thief River Falls at the age of 6. He was baptized and confirmed. He attended school in Thief River Falls and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1965. He then graduated from Thief River Falls Junior College in 1967. He attended Bemidji State College.
Patrick began dating his future wife, Kay Lorrayne Liden, when he was 14 years old. They were united in marriage on December 20, 1968 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls. They have made their home in Thief River Falls. After graduating high school, Pat worked for 26 years at LB Hartz in the warehouse and was foreman of the produce department for sometime. He then got his captain’s license for charter boats and ran the Old Guide Charter Service on Lake of the Woods. He later started the Old Guide Tackle Company, which he was still making until his death.
Patrick had a love for the water and fishing. He was an avid hunter and liked going on adventures with his friends to Montana and South Dakota. He was a member of the Thief River Trap Club and served as its secretary for over 40 years, the Greenbush Trap Club, the NRA, Minnesota Deer Hunters, and Ducks Unlimited.
He is survived by his wife Kay, Thief River Falls; daughter Rebecca (Ernie) Nelson, Thief River Falls; three grandchildren: Jordyn Kay, Justin Patrick and Jase Ernest; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Brian and Deb Liden; nieces Jessica Liden and Stephanie Liden; and many cousins.
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Dodge, Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Gary was a veteran having served in
United States Marines during the Vietnamese war.
passed away December 23, 2010 at the age of 64 after battling
esophageal cancer. Dodge was born on November 12th
1946. During his ATA career, He fired at 77,150 singles, 59,700
handicap and 42,550 doubles. Gary was an experienced pipe fitter
and managed many jobs for his longtime employer, Harris
Mechanical. Gary is survived by his wife Donna, sons Karl (Dianna)
and Keith as well as his grandson Carter.
trapshooting. His priorities in life were family, job, and
trapshooting. He traveled to many states to shoot registered
targets but enjoyed shooting winters in Florida the most. Shooters
from the now closed West Palm Beach Club and Robison Ranch will
remember his easy going style and his dedication to the game.
Dodge also shot many thousand league targets in Minnesota at both
the 3M Company Club and at West End Gun Club.
11:30 am Monday, December 27, 2010, at THE ALLEY CHURCH 7955
Ivystone Ave. Cottage Grove, with burial in Ft. Snelling National
Cemetery. Visitation 10:30-11:30 am Monday at the church prior to
the service. 651-459-2875.
someone you love becomes a memory,
the memory becomes a treasure.
Minnesota Trapshooting Hall of Fame
Bolich, Fridley, MN, (1940-2010) one of the good guys in Minnesota
trapshooting, died this past Saturday, July 31, 2010 at his
home. John was elected twice president of the MTA and was elected
into the Minnesota Trapshooting HOF in 2000. John began shooting
registered trap in1974. After seven years as MTA Director from the
Central Zone, he served two terms as MTA Vice-President, then two
terms as President. In these capacities he classified at countless
local and zone shoots and the state shoots of Minnesota, Iowa, and
South Dakota. With his wife, Elaine, he planned the Ladies
Luncheon at the State Shoot for seven years. In the last few years
he registered 15,000 targets annually while battling a host of
painful ills. Through all of it, he never complained. John's
presence and unfailingly friendly and optimistic attitude will be
forever missed in Minnesota and everywhere he was known.
leaves a heartache
No one can heal;
Love leaves a memory
No one can steal
Bolich, age 70, of
Fridley, passed away suddenly on Saturday,
July 31, 2010. Preceded in death by his beloved wife
Elaine and by his father John Bolich. John was retired
after a 37 year career at Sperry Univac/Unisys. Throughout
his lifetime he was an avid outdoorsman and member of the
Amateur Trapshooting Association. He held 2 terms as
President of the MN Trapshooting Association and was
inducted into the MN Trapshooting Hall of Fame. John was a
wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and
friend. His spirit, smile, laughter and giving gestures
will live on in the hearts of those who knew him. Survived
by daughter Sue Bolich; son Dave (Diane) Bolich;
granddaughter Dakotah Bolich; his mother Wanda; 2 brothers
Jerry (Joan) and Don (Mary Ann) Bolich; other relatives
and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 1 pm Friday at the
Church of St. William, 6120 5th St. NE, Fridley.
Visitation from 6-9 pm Thursday with a 7 pm prayer service
in the Miller Funeral Home, 6210 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley &
1 hour prior to Mass at church. Interment at Sunset
Memorial Gardens, Minneapolis.