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Richard L. Papenfuss, 75, formerly of Cottage Grove, died on Feb. 10, 2010. Private interment at Fort Snelling. Celebration of his life was held Sunday, Feb. 14, at his daughter Christi's home in Newport.
A memorial service for Hugh Ward Jr., of Newport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, with gathering at 9 a.m. at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, 651-459-2875. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Dennis V. Olson, age 71, of Cottage Grove, died on Feb. 10, 2010. Preceded in death by son, Dennis Jr.; brother, Dean Olson; and sister, Jayne Johnson. Survived by wife Lorraine; daughters, Roxanna (Jeff) Brietzman, Laura (Steve) Brochman, Sheila (Michael) Wood and Denise (Tim) Speckel; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Kip (Bonnie) Olson and Donald (Jinny) Olson; sister, Corrine (Donald) Hollaway. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation Society of Minnesota, 612-825-2435.
Gloria Ann Meade, age 77, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul. Gloria was born April 5, 1932, in St. Paul, Minn., the daughter of Frank and Dorothy (McComb) Waldera. She grew up in the St. Paul Park area and graduated from Park High School. On May 26, 1952, Gloria was married to Donald Meade. Together they had 3 sons, Michael, Dale, and Gary. Gloria was also a very loyal employee to the 3M Corp. where she was employed for many years, finally retiring in the early 1990s. Gloria was a devoted wife and mother.
Timothy Michael Pease, 28, of Cottage Grove, died accidentally on Feb. 5, 2010. A memorial will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, at St. Rita's Catholic Church, 8694 80th St., Cottage Grove, with gathering from 5-7 p.m. and prayer service at 7 p.m. Following service, join us for a celebration of Tim's life at the Cottage Grove VFW (Red Barn.)
William A. Tinucci, 79, formerly of Newport, died on Feb. 4, 2010. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Church of the Assumption, 51 W. Seventh St., St. Paul. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1006.
Tom Fritze, age 49, of Cottage Grove, died Jan. 29, 2010, after a short illness. Visitation is from 3-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Cottage Grove United Church of Christ, at 7008 Lamar Ave. in Cottage Grove. Funeral service is at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the church.
George Wakat, age 68, of St. Paul Park died early Sunday morning, Jan. 31, 2010, at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, at 70th Street and Hinton Avenue in Cottage Grove. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kok Funeral Home, at 7676 80th St. S. in Cottage Grove. Graveside service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais. Memorials preferred to Marfan Foundation or American Lung Association.
Kevin Willett, 49, formerly of Cottage Grove, passed away suddenly on Jan. 21, 2010. Preceded in death by mother, Beverly. Survived by longtime girlfriend, Dondee; son, Joshua; father, Raymond; siblings, Debbie (Paul) Branchaud, Scott (Sherry), Rich (Diane); four nephews and two nieces. Private service was held on Jan. 23 in Anoka.
Albert "Ab" Larson, age 94, of St. Paul Park, died Friday evening, Jan. 29, 2010, at United Hospital in St. Paul. Albert was born May 5, 1915, in Prairie Island, Minn., the son of Albert T. and Minnie (Holmquist) Larson. He was raised in Prairie Island. On Oct. 3, 1942, he was united in marriage with Dorothy Cook at St. John's Lutheran Church in Red Wing. Ab had a lifelong love of small engines and mechanics. He also enjoyed fishing.