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Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox, IV, April 29, 1982-July 16, 2009. He gave all for his country. Preceded in death by his father Charles Wilcox, Jr. Survived by his mother Charlene Nash Wilcox; brother Charles III; sisters Ona Wilcox, Bianca Wilcox; and many other family and friends. Hero's Escort will start 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2009 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. and travel along 80th St. heading east to Jamaica Ave. northbound to Light the Way Church in Cottage Grove, Minn. Funeral Service at Light the Way Church, 7000 Jamaica Ave. Cottage Grove, Minn 55016 at 11 a.m.
Dolores A. Manders, age 67, of Hastings, died July 16, 2009, at the Regina Medical Center in Hastings. Dolores was born March 14, 1942, in Eau Claire, Wis. to Harold and Rosamond (Cook) Anderson. She had worked in home health care, and was now thoroughly enjoying her time at Oak Ridge Manor with her many friends and all the arts and crafts. She also loved to play cards, with her favorite game being Bridge.
April 25, 1966 ~ July 15, 2009 Darcy L. Lawson, of Cottage Grove, grew up in Billings, Mont. She attended Joliet High School in Joliet, Mont. where she graduated in 1984. On August 10, 1990, she was married to Steven Lawson in Billings. They have been married almost 19 years. Darcy was an avid gardener, loved needlepoint, reading and cooking. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Steve; mother Jackie Frickey; and sister Dessie (Duane) Jakober. Also survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, many other family and friends.
Carson A. Sommer, 46, of South St. Paul, born April 21, 1963, passed away unexpectedly on June 24, 2009. Son of Coy and Melissa Bauer, he is also survived by father Peter Damico; sisters Deborah (Michael Wallraff), Rochelle Busch, Mary (Brad Sparish), Melissa (Robert Zuzek); daughter Brooke; granddaughter Yvette; many nieces and nephews; best friend Joanie Knauss and special pal Max. Former Cottage Grove resident and Park High graduate, Carson enjoyed fishing and outdoor activities, but his passion was cooking. He hasd been a cook at several local restaurants where he had many friends.
Darcy L. Lawson, 43, of Cottage Grove, passed away July 15, 2009. Celebration of Life Reception will be held at USW #662 Union Hall 18990 Goodwin Ave. Vermillion, MN 55033 starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday July 25, 2009. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Mayo Clinic at Department of Development Mayo Clinic 200 1st. St. S.W. Rochester, MN 55905. Kok Funeral Home, 651-459-2875.
Richard Palbicki, age 53, of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a brief battle with cancer on July 11, 2009. Richard was born July 3, 1956 in Winona. He graduated from Winona Cotter High in 1974 and the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse. In 1999 he was united in marriage with Dana Lee Nies. Rick was an active church member. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Rick loved to cook and travel. He will be remembered for his unbelievable sense of humor. Rick was currently employed by Sara Lee.
Richard "Dick" Willmert, 78, died at his home in Austin July 10. Survivors include wife, Lorraine, Austin; children, Diane (Mike) Gilbert, Rochester, Rick (Julie) Willmert, Cottage Grove, Ruth (Vance) Oelkers, Darlene (Randy) Duholm and Debbie (Mike Marcks) Willmert, Austin, Rita Seha, Rochester; daughter-in-law, Margaret "Margi" Willmert, Mankato; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; siblings, Bryan (Mary) Willmert, Orlo (Jean) Willmert, Justine Willmert; sister-in-law, Barb Willmert all of Albert Lea. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, David and Randy; granddaughter,
Richard "Dick" Willmert, 78, father of Rick (Julie) Willmert of Cottage Grove, died at his home in Austin, Minn. on July 10, 2009. Funeral services 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Rev. Warren Schmidt officiating. Interment following the service at Grandview Cemetery, rural Austin with military honors by American Legion Post #91. Visitation from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, July 14 at Worlein Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Richard Palbicki, age 53 of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a brief battle with cancer on July 11, 2009. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15 at St. Rita's Catholic Church, 8694 80th St. S., Cottage Grove. Urn Placement Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Tuesday with a 7:30 prayer service at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Arrangements Kok Funeral Home, phone 651-459-2875.
Darin M. Hartman, 38, of Newport, 1987 Woodbury High School graduate, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at his home in Newport following a short illness.