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Donald K. Swanson ~ Mantorville

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Swanson, Donald

Mr. Donald Kenneth Swanson was born September 9, 1957, to Wanita and Jerry Swanson. Donald passed away at his home on Thursday, August, 27, 2015.
 
Donald graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School in 1976; then served in the Marine Corps from 1976-1980. He enjoyed working at the farmer’s market, stock car races, hunting, sports, the Outdoor Channel and collecting antiques and model cars. Don was a member of the Mantorville City Council.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, one brother and two children. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Swanson; three step-daughters, Kaylee (Andy), Kimberly (Alan) and Korie (Jason) all from Mantorville; 10 grandchildren; brother Bernard (Tammy) Swanson of Kasson, MN; sister Lorraine (Bruce) Stenhovden of Rochester, MN; step-dad Wallace Emholtz; two half brothers, Scott and Jeff from Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews.
 
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 10:00 am at The First Congregational Church, 515 Walnut Street, Mantorville, MN with Pastor Brian Egelston officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Pilot Mound Cemetery in Rural Chatfield, MN.


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Marsha A. Pacolt ~ Mantorville

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Pacolt, Marsha

Marsha Ann Pacolt (Nana), 67, of Mantorville, MN died Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Methodist Hospital, Rochester, MN from cancer.
 
Marsha was born on August 8, 1948, in Owatonna, MN to Edward and Virginia Lindquist. Marsha graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1966. From there, she continued her studies at Winona State University. She was married to Larry Worke on December 1, 1968 and had a daughter, Tammy, in 1969. Later they divorced and Marsha married Stan Pacolt in 1990.
 
Marsha worked for the Rice County Sheriff’s Department for many years. She then worked for the 911 Center in Owatonna as an Administrative Assistant. After that, she transferred to Maplewood and worked for the police department as a Supervisor of the Communications Center. Recently, Marsha was employed by Ramsey County as an Emergency Communications Manager.
 
Nana enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, watching her granddaughters play sports, going to the lake, spending time at her new home in Mantorville, and taking care of her four dogs. She touched many people’s lives with her kind heart and her big smile.
 
She is survived by her daughter, Tammy (Mark) Mathias; father and mother, Edward and Virginia Lindquist of Waterville, MN; sister, Sandy Kay (Tim) Bass of Blooming Prairie, MN; Larry (Annette) Lindquist of Blooming Prairie, MN; Lee (Sandy) Lindquist of Austin, MN and grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stan Pacolt and paternal and maternal grandparents.
 
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 – 8th Ave NW, Kasson, MN with Pastor Dana O’Brien officiating. Visitation will be at the Dibble Funeral Home, 213 W. Main St, Kasson, MN on Friday, August 28, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 pm and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kasson, MN.
 
Dibble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.dibblefuneralhome.com.


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Lee Roy J. Bordelon ~ Mantorville

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Lee Roy Joseph Bordelon, Sr. of Mantorville, MN died of natural causes on Friday, August 14, 2015 at the age of 84. He was born on October 31, 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dolores Bordelon, and his three children, Cheryl (Richard) Purdue of Byron, Bruce (Kristin) Bordelon of Mantorville and Lee Roy (Connie) Bordelon, Jr. of Mantorville. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, Annette, Meredith and Chris Purdue, Bridget, Brian and Susanna Bordelon, Chanda Hassemer, Brandon and Bradley Bordelon and his five great-grandchildren.
 
Lee Roy was a longtime commercial beekeeper and raised queen bees for innumerable other commercial beekeepers, beginning at the age of 14. This passion and knowledge were passed on to many friends, his sons and his son-in-law. Because of his honey production and bee raising, Lee Roy traveled often between Louisiana, Texas and Minnesota. In addition, he was a member of the Sue Bee Honey Association and the American Beekeeping Federation. He was actively involved at his home parish of Holy Family Catholic Church in Kasson as well as his church in Jasper, Texas. Lee Roy was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a private pilot, and for many years enjoyed flying with friends in Texas. Five years ago, he became involved in Model T’s and enjoyed driving through the countryside with his “Tin Lizzie”.
 
A traditional Catholic Mass will be held in celebration of his life on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 11:00 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1904 N. Mantorville Ave, Kasson, MN. Visitation will be available one hour preceding the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association or charity of the donor’s choice are welcome.


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Beverly J. Carney ~ Kasson

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Carney, Bev

The funeral service for Beverly Jean Carney of Kasson will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, August, 10, 2015 at The Church of the Holy Family, 1904 North Mantorville Ave, Kasson, MN, with Fr. Harry Jewison officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the church, with a time to share stories at 5:00 pm, and one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kasson, MN.
 
Beverly Jean Carney, 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, MN due to complications of cancer.
 
Bev was born February 11, 1933 in Milton Township to Dennis and Gladys (Swee) Kundert. Bev was raised in the rural Pine Island area. She graduated from Pine Island High School in 1950. She married the love of her life, Harold Carney, on June 10, 1950 in Dodge Center. They spent 46 years together. Harold passed away February 23, 1996.
 
Through all the years they were together, Bev and Harold were never far apart. They were AFS host parents to six wonderful girls; Helle, Allison, Esther, Ana, Heidi and Stella. They spent countless hours in the concession stand at the K-M Football Field among many, many other volunteering duties.
 
Bev spent over 33 years doing daycare in her home. She made a difference in the lives of numerous children, many of whom she created lifelong relationships.
 
Bev and Harold spent many years at the Beaver Dam Resort in Cleveland, MN, enjoying time with their families, fishing for crappies and playing cards. They also spent many winters in Tucson, AZ.
 
After Harold passed away, Bev stayed very busy with many activities. She continued to run the concession stand for AFS until this past year and held offices in AFS, VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Southeast MN Senior Federation, Kasson Senior Dining and Fairview Nursing Home Auxiliary. She also spent time volunteering with her church, Meals on Wheels and others. She also enjoyed playing bingo with her friends and family.
 
She is survived by her three children, Paulette (Ardell) Riedel, Sue (Bill) Roeder and Mark (Tracy) Carney; “adopted” children, Helen (Bill) Morrison and Sue Iverson; grandchildren, Nicolle (Aaron) Wilke, Allyson (Chris) Holtz, Timothy Roeder and MMFN Christopher (Allison) Roeder, Darrick (Krista) Carney and Steven Carney; “adopted” grandchildren, Krystal, Jewel, Kory, Aaron and Jessica and nine great-grandchildren.
 
Bev will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Whether she was teaching us how to bake toffee bars or roll out lefsa or leading us by her example, she always loved unconditionally and had a heart that was bigger than anything we could ever imagine. It is an honor to call her our mom, grandma, sister, aunt and friend.
 
We would like to thank everyone who has been a part of caring for Bev in recent months. There are not enough words to express our gratitude.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bev’s name will be donated to the many organizations that she supported.


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Philip A. Kyllo ~ Rochester

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Philip Arthur Kyllo, 90, passed away Friday morning, July 17, 2015, at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Gayle, Phil’s wife of 62 years, two sons, daughter and daughter in-law, brother and sister in-law were at his side.
 
Phil was born October 20, 1924 to Richard and Amanda Kyllo on their farm in rural Hayfield. He attended rural grade school and graduated in 1943 from Hayfield High school. During the Korean conflict he enlisted in the army and served building bridges. After being honorably discharged in July 1952 Phil returned to Minnesota and on May 31, 1953 married Gayle Joan Burk from Amboy Minnesota. They made their home in Kasson and raised three children Bryan, Jan and Tom. He worked at Crenlo for a short time before joining IBM where he worked for 29 years, retiring in 1986.
 
He brought a love of travel and laughter to his family taking them on extensive road trips which continued into retirement. In his retirement, his job as a shuttle driver at Rochester’s Holiday Inn provided benefits that allowed them to continue traveling for many years. Before putting away the road maps, they had traveled to all of the continental United States and Canada. After retiring, Phil and Gayle moved to Rochester where he found ways to apply his ingenuity and creative talents working in his shop and finishing their retirement home. Always a kidder, he loved a good laugh, making other’s laugh and was not opposed to playing a prank now and then.
 
He will be greatly missed by his wife Gayle, son Bryan and his wife Genell (Mantorville), daughter Jan Guild (Rochester) and son Tom (Rochester). He is also survived by sister Nordis (Frank) Munnikhuysen of Palm Desert, CA, brothers Ralph (Wilma) and Raymond (Darlene) Kyllo both from Hayfield, sister-in-law Orpha (Sanford) Edgar (Conroe, TX), grandchildren Dianna (Mark) Gryniewski, Lindsey Kyllo, Adam (Elizabeth) Kyllo, and Gordon and Gabriel Guild. Phil was blessed to have three great-grandchildren Olan and Elise (Dianna and Mark) and Dominick (Adam and Elizabeth) who always made him smile.
 
Phil was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Thea, sister Ruth and brother in-law Earnest Sire (Napa, CA) and step-brothers Sanford Edgar (Conroe, TX) and Maurice Edgar (Austin)
 
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Zumbro Lutheran Church, 624 3rd Ave SW, Rochester, MN. with Pastor Vern Christopherson officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. There will be no reviewal. Burial will follow at the Evanger Lutheran Church in rural Sergeant, MN.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials for them to distribute later according to their wishes.


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Shelley J. Trefz ~ Kasson

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Shelley Jeanne Trefz, 82, of Kasson, Minnesota, died peacefully in her sleep on June 23, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. Her ashes will be taken to their final resting place in a private ceremony.
 
Shelley is survived by her three children, Jacquelyn Lee Danielson (Phil) of Kasson, James Robert Trefz (Lisa) of Brevard, North Carolina, and Michael Lewis Trefz of Phoenix, Arizona; and granddaughters Kirstin Ruth Trefz of Santa Rosa, California, and Tracey Jean Trefz of Phoenix, Arizona.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Foster and Almina (Blair) Lewis, and her husband, Donald Leroy Trefz.
 
Shelley was born on July 13, 1932 in Bottineau, North Dakota. She spent most of her youth in International Falls, Minnesota, where she graduated from high school. She married Donald Trefz of Coggon, Iowa on September 4, 1950. She lived with her family in Osage, Nashua and Charles City, Iowa. In later years she spent winters in Florence, Arizona and summers on Lake Vermilion in her beloved Northern Minnesota. She has lived the past few years in Kasson, Minnesota.
 
Shelley served for many years on the Charles City library board, where she was instrumental in the building of a beautiful new library, and on the city council from 1982 to 1991. Upon Shelley’s retirement from the council the chief of police established the Trefz Award to honor her strong and effective support of the law enforcement mission. The award continues to be granted from time to time to honor a deserving person in the community.
 
Shelley loved the outdoors, particularly the North Woods, and was a skilled boater and angler. She mastered any handcraft to which she applied herself, and was known as an outstanding knitter and sewer. She was a champion bridge player. Shelley loved music: she relaxed by playing the organ, and graced many worship services with her beautiful soprano voice. She loved her family deeply and cherished her many friends. She was always the person that others came to for practical advice.
 
As a mother, grandmother, and friend, Shelley was well loved and will be missed. The family asked that in lieu of flowers memorials be given to Paws and Claws Humane Society of Rochester, Minnesota or St. Judes Children’s Hospital.


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Mary Macgregor ~ Byron

Friday, June 12th, 2015

MacGregor, Mary

Mary H. (Walker) Macgregor passed away peacefully on June 10, 2015, at home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer.
 
Mary was born in Eveleth, MN to Arthur (Art) & Gladys Helps. They moved to Duluth when Mary was very young. Mary graduated from Duluth East High School in 1959. Shortly after, she met her first husband, Stan Bloomberg, and had two daughters that have since passed away. After divorcing, she met Edward “Dayne” Walker and moved to Byron. She had two sons, Dave & Brent. After divorcing Dayne, around 1978, she lived in Byron raising her two sons. Later she met William C. Macgregor. After getting married, they moved to Eagle Lake where she remained until her cancer diagnosis in January 2015. At that point, she moved to Kasson to live with her eldest son, Dave.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister, two husbands and two children. She is survived by two sons, Dave (Darleen) Walker & Brent Walker; five step-sons, Bill Macgregor, Steve (Kate) Macgregor, Randy (Ann) Macgregor, Jim Macgregor & Mark Macgregor, twelve grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren.
 
A gathering will be held at Dibble Funeral Home, 213 W. Main St., Kasson, MN, on Saturday June 20th, from 11:00am to 3:00pm followed by an Irish Wake at the Kasson American Legion across the street. An inurnment will be in Duluth Calvary Cemetery to be announced at a later date.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be directed to them for distribution later according to their wishes.


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Lester D. Hanenberger ~ Kasson

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Hanenberger, Lester

The Celebration of Life for Lester D. Hanenberger will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 29 2015, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson, MN with Pastor Dana O’Brian officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. There will be no reviewal.
 
Lester Dwayne Hanenberger was born on July 20,1950 in Preston, MN to Theodore and Eunice (Oliver) Hanenberger, Sr.
 
Lester Hanenberger, 64, of Kasson, MN died Friday, May 22, 2015, surrounded by his family at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, MN after a long battle with cancer.
 
Lester was born and raised in Minnesota. Lester’s family settled on a farm in Mantorville in 1961. Lester graduated from K-M High School in 1970. He served in the United States Air Force for a time and enjoyed helping his fellow veterans and their families. He had various types of jobs and spent most of his working career farming. Farming was his passion. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. On February 12, 1983, Lester married Susan Schandorff in Kasson, MN.
 
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susan Hanenberger of Kasson; five step-children, Rebecca Pelton of Burnsville, Alexander (Francoise) Davis of Oronoco, Daniel (Lyndee) Schandorff of Stewartville, Bonny Schandorff (Mike Olerich) of Waverly, Iowa and Casey Schandorff of Colorado; brothers, Orlando (Florence) of Byron, Carl (Cindy) of Red Wing, Bob (Dianne) of Blooming Prairie; sister, Laura Gilbertson of Kasson; sister-in-laws, Arletta and Catherine of Kasson as well as 15 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Melvin, Theodore, Jr. and Richard, Sr .
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are requested directly to the family for distribution according to their wishes at a later time. Dibble Funeral Home & Cremation Service assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.dibblefuneralhome.com


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Lance K. McQuarie ~ Kasson

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

McQuarrie, Lance

Lance Kent McQuarie, 71, of Kasson, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Prairie Meadows Senior Living in Kasson, MN, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
 
Lance was born on February 29, 1944, in Blue Earth, Minnesota, to John and Rosabelle (Thompson) McQuarie and attended Blue Earth High School. On November 7, 1964, he married Sandra Kopischke. Lance was a construction foreman for Wick Buildings Systems and traveled the five-state area building farm pole buildings. In 1970, the family made its home in Kasson where Lance was the Sales Manager and car salesman at Kasson Ford and Universal Ford in Rochester and where they raised their two children. They were divorced in 1982.
 
On February 10, 1990, Lance married Marlys Krueger in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Candlelight Chapel, and they continued to live in Kasson where Lance was employed at Kasson Lumber Company until his retirement in 2006.
 
Lance was known for his quick wit and dry sense of humor. He loved hunting and fishing, was very involved in the local Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever chapters, and a strong advocate for wetland conservation. He was a member of the Sons of American Legion. He was known for his jerky, pickles, sauerkraut, salsa, and anything else you could put in a canning jar.
 
He is survived by his wife, Marlys McQuarie of Kasson; his daughter, Kristy (Mark) Turner of Kasson; son, Aaron McQ of Seattle, WA; stepson, Dean (Sharon) Aarsvold of Mankato, MN; stepdaughter, Sherie (Leslie) Roland of Fargo, ND; his mother, Rosabelle McQuarie of Prescott, WI; sister, Patty (George) Munchow, Bartlett, TN; brother, John (Patty) McQuarie, Jr., Phoenix, AZ, and sister Lisa Kohl, Prescott, WI, as well as seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his father, John McQuarie and sister, Linda Jarmillo.
 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at South Zumbro Lutheran Church, 4830 120th Ave SW, Kasson, MN with Pastor Mark Schwartz officiating. Burial will be in the South Zumbro Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held one hour before the service; there will be no reviewal. Lunch will be provided afterward. Please join us in the celebration of Lance’s life at the Kasson American Legion after lunch.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Rochester Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
 
Dibble Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Kasson is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.dibblefuneralhome.com.


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Roger “Dale” Jensen ~ Kasson

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Jensen, Roger Dale

Dale Jensen, 88, of Kasson passed away on May 1, 2015 at his home in Kasson surrounded by his family.
 
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 5, at 1:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Corners United Methodist Church, 21927 – 650th St, Kasson with Pastor Joel Xavier officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Kasson.
 
Dale Jensen was born February 22, 1927 in Alden, MN to Peter and Opal (Tapp) Jensen. The family moved to Kasson in 1938. He graduated from Kasson High School in 1945. He served in the Army from 1945-1947 with duty in northern Italy. He was united in marriage to Wilma Helland in Dodge Center on May 28, 1950. They lived on their farm near Kasson for 42 years. He farmed most of his life and had several other jobs.
Dale was a member of the Kasson American Legion for 68 years and went on the Honor Fight to DC in 2008. He was a longtime member of the Pleasant Corners United Methodist Church in rural Kasson. Dale enjoyed time with family and friends. He continued to enjoy working with other farmers after his retirement and spending time with his wife gardening and enjoying the flowers. Dale also loved to watch old western movies.
 
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Wilma; son, Alan (Connie) Jensen of Apple Valley; daughters, Nancy (Matt) Kleeberger of Kasson, Linda (Robert) Schwirtz of Bloomington, and Marie (Knute) Hegna of Little Falls; grandchildren, Melinda (Dave) Decker, David Jensen, Brian Jensen, Shianne Kleeberger, Katie Kleeberger, John Schwirtz, Opal Schwirtz, Andrew Hegna, and Eric Hegna; four great-grandchildren, Luke, Braiden, and MacKenzie Decker and Kale Hegna; one brother, Marlin (Joyce) Jensen. He was preceded in death by daughter, Karen; grandson, Karl Hegna; four brothers, Russell, Gordon, Richard, and Lloyd.
 
In lieu of flowers memorials gifts will be distributed by family choice.


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