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Duane J. “Jim” Pietrzak ~ Byron

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

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Duane J (Jim) Pietrzak went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2016 at Mayo Clinic – Rochester, St. Mary’s Campus. Duane was born on October 12, 1937 in Addison, N.Y. to Frank and Frances (Horsman) Pietrzak.
 
He grew up in Kasson, MN and graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School. He attended Dunwoody and worked at Parkhill Bros Automotive and IBM and later at Marquette Systems until he retired.
 
In November 1959 he married Doris Lueck. They raised two sons. They lived in Byron most of their lives. He was a member of Mt. Sion Lutheran Church in Kasson.
 
Survivors include his wife Doris; sons Dale (Nancy) Pietrzak from Moscow, ID and Douglas (Ditto) Pietrzak from Cadiz, KY. Also surviving are one sister Judy (Dick) Tendick, Lakeville, MN; 3 brothers, Joe (Sharon) Rochester, MN, Jerry (Ann) Pietrzak-Sang Georgetown, Texas and Tom Peitrzak Wabasha, MN; 7 grandchildren, Jennifer Pietrzak, Heather Powell, Craig Powell, Andrew Pietrzak, Shelby Pietrzak, Mason Pietrzak and Benjamin Pietrzak and 4 great-grandchildren, Rhys and Asher Powell and Zoe and Jeremiah Meartz.
 
The funeral service will be on Saturday, February 18 at 11:00 am at Mt. Sion Lutheran Church, 502 1st Ave SW, Kasson with Pastor Brad Novacek officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Byron Cemetery, Byron, MN at a later date.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to Mt. Sion Lutheran church or New Life Homes.


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Richard L. “Dick” Peterson ~ Kasson

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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Richard Lyle Peterson, 99, died on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at the Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center surrounded by family and friends.
 
Richard was born in Kasson, MN to Anne and Ernest Peterson on September 28, 1917. He received his GED from Kasson High School 1967. Richard married Glenna Hairsine May 17, 1941. Richard was in the Army stationed in the Aleutian Islands, later transferring to Okinawa. Following his discharge from the Army Richard spent most of his career working for Libby’s in Rochester.
Richard loved the outdoors; he spent much of his time playing golf, tending to his pristine lawn, working on projects in the garage and around the house. Richard was a hardworking man who was often found mowing the neighbor’s lawn with his favorite Honda rider, blowing snow for his neighbors and helping to keep the neighborhood clean. At the end of a long day, Richard looked forward to sitting down with his family and enjoying a home cooked meal that Glenna spent the day creating. Richard felt especially blessed when Glenna had her famous lefsa on the table for him to enjoy.
 
Richard is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Christensen, his son Gregg Peterson, his grandchildren, Jaclyn Gunderson, Jeffery Donahoe, James (Crystal) Donahoe; 4 great grandchildren, MacKenzie and Tucker Donahoe, Beau Donahoe, Daltin Martin; his sister Dorothy Hilliard. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Glenna Peterson, his brother Burton Peterson, and a sister Phyllis Beshman.
 
The family of Richard Peterson would like to extend gratitude to the Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center for their attentiveness and loving care.
Funeral Services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 Eighth Ave. NW in Kasson on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 10:30 am with Pastor John Allen officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery, Mantorville.


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Marilyn E. Fiegel ~ Kasson

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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Marilyn Elaine (Paulson) Fiegel, age 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Rochester Minnesota, where she had resided for the past 5 years. Marilyn was born on November 15, 1934 in Faribault County Minnesota to Louis and Martha (Wilke) Paulson. She had 5 sisters and 4 brothers. The family moved and resided on the Paulson Family Farm in rural Mantorville for years. She graduated from Mantorville High School in 1952. She was joined in marriage to David W. Fiegel in October 1953, and they were blessed with two sons and two daughters. They were later divorced.
 
Marilyn worked as a waitress in earlier years at such places as the Kahler Hotel in Rochester, the Hubbell House in Mantorville and the old Boston Cafe in Kasson. She later worked and retired from the Dodge County Court House – Auditor’s Office. After retirement she spent much of her time with family, friends, and grandchildren; even volunteering at the Kasson Elementary School as a Foster Grandma to many grade school children. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kasson.
 
She is survived by two sons, Garth Fiegel (Kasson) and Gary Fiegel (Byron); one daughter, Jill (Jeff) Wehmanen, (McKinley MN); two grandsons, Michael Fiegel (Alyssa) of Montgomery MN, and Broc Fiegel of Spring Valley; four grand-daughters, Jessica (Frank) Simmons of Duluth, Elaine Fiegel (Jeff Prokop) of Kasson, Karli Fiegel (Matt) of Rochester and Larissa Fiegel of Spring Valley; three great-grandsons, Slade Fiegel, Camden Prokop, Nolan Fiegel and two great-granddaughters, Ashley Fiegel and Willow Prokop. Also surviving are two brothers, Everett (April) Paulson of Kasson and Jerry Paulson of Minneapolis; and sister, Bernice (Roland) O’Groske of Rochester as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Marie Fiegel; parents Louis and Martha Paulson; brothers Ken Paulson and Robert Paulson; sisters Alice Buske, Dolores Stevens, Shirley Stevenson,and Mary Flikke and Brothers-in-law Lyle Buske, Dick Stevens, Stanley Stevenson and Ken Flikke.
 
Her infectious smile and wit will be truly missed…blessed be her memory!
 
Funeral Services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 302 8th Ave NW, Kasson, MN on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11:00 am with Pastor Nirmala Reinschmidt officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service at the church.
 
The Fiegel family would like to thank all who cared and loved her over the past 5 years at Maple Manor Nursing Home, St. John’s Lutheran Church Kasson and Dibble Funeral Home Kasson


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