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Marian Allie passed away on May 31, 2009. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 337 E. Hurley, West St. Paul. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S. Cottage Grove, (651) 459-2875.
Mary "Evie" Lucas, age 81 of St. Paul Park, passed away on May 28, 2009. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 920 Holley, St. Paul Park. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred. Arr. Kok Funeral Home, 651-459-2875.
Charles Hinz, age 93, of Woodbury, passed away surrounded by family on Monday morning, May 18, 2009, at Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury. Charles's journey through life encompassed his dedication to faith, family and friends. Charles Francis Hinz was born Nov. 17, 1915, in Emerald, Wis., the son of Anton and Emily (Thorvold) Hinz. He was raised in Osceola. On June 24, 1935, Charles was united in marriage with Theresa Neumann. He had 42 years of service as a supervisor with Armour & Co. Charles loved farming and gardening.
Joanne E. Oswald, 79, of Newport, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2009, at her home following a lengthy illness. A memorial gathering was held on Thursday, May 21, 2009 from 4 until 8 p.m. with a time of remembrance at 7 p.m. at Kok Funeral Home in St. Paul Park. Burial will be at a later date in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Joanne E. Oswald was born June 14, 1929, in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of William and Edith (Anderson) Jacobsen.
Bruce "Mike" Melton, age 54, of Cottage Grove, died suddenly on May 13, 2009. Bruce Michael was born March 5, 1955, in Cleveland, Tenn., the son of Bennie Joe and Pauline (Higdon) Melton. He moved to Minnesota in junior high. In 1973 he graduated from Henry Sibley High School. On August 9, 1986, he was united in marriage with Beth Shafer.
Alice Theodora Lauve, age 94, of Newport, died on April 30, 2009, at Augustana Health Care Center in Minneapolis. Alice was born Nov. 13, 1914 in Maynard, Minn., the daughter of Theodore and Annette (Stenson) Thorkelson. She graduated from Granite Falls High School in 1932. She was united in marriage to Stanley Lauve at Wang Lutheran Church in Maynard on Nov. 4, 1939. Alice will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched. Alice was a top sales associate at Dayton's for many years and enjoyed sewing, bead work, needlepoint and crochet.
Bruce Long, age 86, of Cottage Grove, passed away on May 2, 2009. Bruce Lathrop Long was born Dec. 2, 1922, in White Bear Lake, Minn., the son of Lloyd and Edna (Lathrop) Long. His family farmed in Forest Lake and Woodbury. He graduated from Harding High School. At the age of 18 he moved to Cottage Grove. He was united in marriage with Barbara Klinefelter.
Laurie Zitzman, age 59, of Cottage Grove, passed away on April 17, 2009. Laurie was born June 16, 1949, in St. Paul, the daughter of Norman Dale and Cleo McCann. She was raised in St. Paul and graduated from Johnson High School in 1967. She loved her job with the state of Minnesota where she had worked over 35 years.