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Archive

October 24th, 2018

Walter E. Roeschlein, 93, of Onamia (formerly Glencoe)

Saturday, Oct. 20, after 4½ months in hospice care, Walter E. Roeschlein, 93, went peacefully to his heavenly home, surrounded by his loving family. A former resident of both Long Lake and Glencoe, he currently lived in Onamia.

Duane Ivan Stradtmann, 74, of Glencoe

Duane Ivan Stradtmann, 74, of Glencoe, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe. Funeral Services were held Saturday, October 20, 11:00 a.m., at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment following at First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.
Pastor Peter Adelsen was the officiating clergy.
Jan Heins was the organist and “I’m But A Stranger Here,” “When Peace Like A River,” and “Abide With Me” were the congregational hymns.

Richard Donald Gorr, 75, of Glencoe

Richard Donald Gorr, 75, of Glencoe passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Memorial services were held Saturday, Oct. 20, 11:00 a.m., at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, rural Glencoe.
Pastor Jeremy Glowicki was the officiating clergy.
Maggie Buettner was the organist and Pastor Jeremy Glowicki preformed a solo, “The Lord’s Prayer.” “In The Garden,” “Amazing Grace,” “Here I Am Lord,” and “Softly and Tenderly” were the congregational hymns.

Barbara Christine Friauf, 74, of Winsted

Barbara Christine Friauf, 74, of Winsted and formerly of Minnetonka, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
She was born Nov. 12, 1943 in Lester Prairie, the daughter of Joseph and Ida (Dallmann) Friauf.
Ms. Friauf graduated from Lester Prairie High School and the University of Minnesota.

Barbara Christine Friauf, 74, of Winsted

Barbara Christine Friauf, 74, of Winsted and formerly of Minnetonka, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
She was born Nov. 12, 1943 in Lester Prairie, the daughter of Joseph and Ida (Dallmann) Friauf.
Ms. Friauf graduated from Lester Prairie High School and the University of Minnesota.

David F. Ondracek, 80, of Hutchinson

David Francis Ondracek, 80, of Hutchinson, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He was born June 10, 1938 in Hutchinson, the son of Frank and Helen (Marvan) Ondracek.

Joel Patrick Trebesch, 50, of Kandiyohi

Joel Patrick Trebesch, 50, of Kandiyohi, died unexpectedly as a result of a motor vehicle accident Friday, Oct. 19. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at the Kolden Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Interment will be in the Arlington Public Cemetery.

Erwin A. Schmidt, 98, of Norwood Young America

Erwin A. Schmidt, 98, of Norwood Young America passed away Wednesday Oct. 17, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waconia
Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township, rural Cologne, with Rev. Eric Zacharias as officiant. Visitation was held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at church. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Erwin A. Schmidt, 98, of Norwood Young America

Erwin A. Schmidt, 98, of Norwood Young America passed away Wednesday Oct. 17, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waconia
Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township, rural Cologne, with Rev. Eric Zacharias as officiant. Visitation was held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at church. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Trailblazer Transit mulls over health insurance, more routes

Health insurance was the topic du jour of the Trailblazer Joint Powers Board meeting in Wright County on Thursday, Oct. 18., and why not? Health insurance is at the heart of our nation’s politics, and nobody can seem to get away from it — not even at a Trailblazer board meeting.
But the board had to take action on a health insurance plan for employees to be finalized before the end of the year, so it had no choice but to take the typically painful discussion into deliberation.