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P,~I~P ~ ~"~111e1"~11"~ F~ ~'~'lt Thursday, January 27, 2011 -LI"~ID'~' ~ " all, MN Obituaries Theresa Cossairt, 97 Theresa Cossairt, formerly of She enjoyed being outdoors, tak- Kimball, died peacefully Satur- ing care of her lawn and flow- day, Jan. 22, 2011, at Quiet Oaks ers, and visiting with neighbors, Hospice House in St. Augusta, sur- friends, and family. In 1986, The- rounded by her family. She was 97. resa and Dewey were the Grand Mass of Christian Burial will Marshals of the Kimball Centen- be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. nial Parade. At the age of 92, The- 29, at St. Anne's Catholic Church resa sold her house and moved to in Kimball with Fr. Richard Gross Benet Place Senior Community in officiating. Visitation will be after St. Cloud, and lived independently 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, until a week before her death. She Burial will follow the service at will be greatly missed by all who St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery. loved her. Theresa Cossairt was born Theresawas precededin death in Meeker County June 20, 1913, by her parents; husband Dewey; to John and Elizabeth (Cooper) sisters Emma Olson, Amelia Blair, Adolph. She married Dewey Cos- and Cecilia Adolph; brothers Fer- sairt Oct. 15, 1938, in St. Anne's dinandandWilliamAdolph. Catholic Church. They farmed She is survived by her chil- north of Kimball, andin 1943 they dren Luverne (and Lillian) Cos- bought a farm southwest of Kim- sairt of Bloomington, Eugene (and ball and farmed there until retire- Pat) Cossairt of Waite Park, Karen mentin 1979 when they purchased (and Ron) Gross of Brooklyn Park; a house in Kimball. Dewey died eight grandchildren Richard Cos- March 10, 1999. sairt, Jim (and Janie) Cossairt, Theresa was a homemaker, Jeff (and JoAnn) Cossairt, Melissa member of St. Anne's Catho- Cossairt, Mary (and Dominick) lic Church, and a former mem- Roestenberg, Todd Gross, Brian ber of the Golden Agers' Club. (and Jami) Gross, and Kimberly Roman Derichs, 74 Roman H. Derichs of Watkins died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 74. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Fr. John Brunner offi- ciating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, and from 8-10 a.m. Monday at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Parish rosary will be prayed at 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home followed by parish prayers at 6 p,m. Interment will be in the St. Anthony Cemetery. Roman H. Derichs was born Aug. 7. 1936, in Elrosa to John and Mary (Stang) Derichs. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Jan. 24, 1961, Roman was united in marriage to Rhea "Cookie" Stockinger at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sank Rapids. A celebration of their 50th anniversary was recentlv held with family. Roman worked as a stone sawyer at the Cold Spring Granite Company for 42 years, retiring in 2000. After retiring, he worked as a custodian at the EDA apartments in Watldns. Roman was a member of the St. Anthony Cath- olic Church in Watkins. His hob- bies included playing cards, visit- ing the casino, and listening to old- time music. Roman enjoyed spend- ing time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his dog Buddy. He could often be seen driv- ing them around town in his "dune buggy" golf cart. Roman was preceded in death by his parents; granddaugher Erica Blakely; brothers and sisters Gilbert, Ralph, Jerome and Harold Derichs, Julia Hoelker, Marion Hoelker, Lor- raine Hiltner, and Agnes Lenarz. He is survived by his wife Rhea "Cookie" Derichs of Watkins; chil- dren Jean (and Arnie) Roehlke of Big Lake, Lori (and Terry) Serbus of Watkins. Judy Blakely of Apple Val- ley, Karen (and Ryan) Ludemann of Glenwood City, Wis., John (and Karen) Derichs of Richmond, Joyce (and Jason) Manske of Big Lake; 14 grandchildren; one great-grand- child; brother and sisters Robert (and Jan) Derichs of Melrose, Rosie (and Dennis) Rooney of Richmond, Dorothy (and Ray) Kemper of Barnesville; and many nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be grandsons Lance Roehike, Travis Serbus, Tyler Serbus, Matthew Ludemann, Ben- jamin Ludemann, Aaron Derichs, Nathen Derichs, and Jacob Man- ske. Arrangements are with the Erfl Funeral Home in Watldns. www.tricou ntyn ews. M N i ii -- Din, qm Fune..[a.l Care Burial and C~ematlon Servl~ I View obiiuaries, I guestbooks I and videos on-line [ Kimball * (320) 398-5055 ] I Kimball Area Emergency ~~ Food Shel~=7.~ Inc. St. Anne's Church in Kimball 10 ........................................................... - 10:45 a.m. Tues./Thurs. Also open 2nd Monday of the month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. tel. (320) 398-2211 For after-hours emergencies, call one of the area churches, (and Dan) Warner; seven great- grandchildren Joshua, Jacob, Bai- ley and Maverick Cossairt, Isabella and Aiden Roestenberg, and Elliot Gross; also many nieces and neph- ews. The pallbearers will be her eight grandchildren. Music for the service will be provided by the St. Anne's Choir. Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Care of Kimball. Albert Weisser, 91 Albert C. Weisser of Watkins, for- merly of Clearwater and Elgin, II1., died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. He was 91. Memorial services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins. Friends called one hour prior to the services at the church Saturday. Inurnment was at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in St. Joseph. Albert C. Weisser was born Feb. 26, 1919, at Spring Hill, Minn. to Frank and Mary (Braun) Weisser. Albert married Marie Capser Sept. 3, 1948. They resided in Elgin, Ill. since 1969 where Albert was employed as a sales representative with Alpha- Laval Agri for 31 years, the last 10 years as a national service manager, retiring in 1983. Marie died in 1992. Albert relocated to Clearwater Lake, Minn., in 1993., and moved to Wat- kins in 2007. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watldns, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1945. His hob- bies included fishing, dancing, and playing cards. In his earlier years, Albert enjoyed golfing. Albert was preceded in death by his parents; wife Marie; a brother and sister in infancy; brother Gil- bert Weisser; and sisters Elnor Juva Huisenga, 83 Juva Z. Huisenga of Willmar died Wednesday evening, Jan. 19, 2011, at the Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. She was 83. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Visitation was from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Will- mar and one hour prior to the ser- vice at the church. Interment was in Cloverleaf Cemetery in Willmar. Juva ZeMarion Huisenga was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Sleepy Eye to August and Amanda (Stage) Grammentz. She was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1945, and from St. Cloud Beauty School in 1946. She worked as a beautician in Ray- mond, where she met Peter Huis- enga. They were married Nov. 1948 in Montevideo. They lived in the Raymond area and later moved to Willmar. Juva worked as a cook at the Blue Chip Caf6 in Will- mar from 1961 to 1967. Her hus- band Peter died March 31, 1969. In 1973, Juva moved to Benson where she managed the Pheasant Bar. In 1984, she returned to Willmar and worked in housekeeping at DeWinter, Sr. Marie Weisser, Sally Hiemenz, and Clara Ampe. He is survived by his daugh- ters Mary Jo (and Dan) John- son of Rockton, Ill., and Deborah (and Tim) Eternick of Elgin, Ill.; grandchildren Becky (and Matt) Poulsen of Rockton, Ill., Katie (and Chris) Lacy of Sterling, Ill.; great- grandchildren A.J. Poulsen, Mikey Poulsen, and Aiden Lacy; special friend Gladys Grossinger of Wat- kins; sisters Rose Savanen of Sey- mour, Ind., Bridget Worms of New Munich. Lal Zimmer of Tucson. Ariz., and Lee Lengas of St. Cloud; many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by the Ertl Funeral Home of Watkins. the Holiday Inn. She was a mem- ber of Vinje Lutheran Church. She enjoyed bowling, embroidery, bingo, and watching the Minne- sota Twins. Juva was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Peter; a sister Bertha Vogt; three broth- ers Dennis, Darwin and Olando Grammentz; a grandson Aaron Wrobleski; and a nephew Daniel Grammentz. She is survived by her children Joyce (and Dean) Hawkinson of South Haven, Lonnie (and Eliz- abeth) Huisenga of Loretto, Pam (and Brad) Lorz, Jolene Wrobleski, and Ronda (and Kevin) Mundahl, all of Willmar; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother Marvin (and Marilyn) Gram- mentz of Morris; sisters Velma Huesinkveld of Rochester, Antoi- nette (and Leslie) Delp of Willmar, and Leona Snell of Taylor Mill, Ky.; sisters-in-law Dorraine Gram- mentz, Rosie Grammentz, Carol Cantwell, Christina (and Theo) Haats, and Alice Huisenga; several nieces and nephews: and other relatives and friends. Eden Valley Blood Drive Feb. 2 The American Red Cross will be in Eden Valley from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. at the Eden Valley-Watkins High School Cafeteria. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Bonnie at (320) 453-2574, or visit . Sixteen-year-olds are now eligi- ble with written parent/guardian consent form Iforms can be found online or by calling Bonnie). Bring along your identification, it is required to donate. Ammenitles to meet your needs: ~,al~-Te 3 meals per day & snacks Scheduled exercise and Church activities, Now offering including mass 3 times/me. RESPITE CARE ~ ~ Housekeeping~aundry services Medication services with LPN/RN services available 24 hours per day tteritage House of Kimball Assisted Living at its Finest LPN/Mana~ LPN/Asst.