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PAGE 4 September 8, 2016 Charles 'Chuck' Green, 64 Charles "Chuck" Green died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2016, at his Ben- son home. He was 64. (No funeral information was available.) Charles Andrew Green was born Aug. 13, 1952, in St. Cloud to Befle and Darlene (Boyster) Green. He was raised in the Kimball area. Chuck worked as a heavy equip- ment operator for Amundson Construction in Benson until his retirement. Chuck was preceded in death by his father Berle Green. He is survived by his children Logan (and Kim) Green of Cold Spring, Adam Green of Rockville, and Katie Green of Cold Spring; grandchildren Tyler, Devyn, Tavel, and Tayzin Green; mother Dar- lene Green of Sauk Rapids; sisters Beth Green of Woodbury, Laurie (and Bill) Green-Quayle of St. Cloud, and Kelly (and Jim Zwack) Green of Rice; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Arrangementswere byZniewski Funeral Home in Benson. ]oyce Olson, 71 Joyce Olson of Kimball died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House near St. Cloud surrounded by her fam- ily. She was 71. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Thomas Olson as the Celebrant. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be held at a later date at the Kimball Cemetery. Joyce Elizabeth Olson was born Oct. 30, 1944, in St. Cloud to Lester and Evelyn (Rosenow) Stelten. Joyce grew up with her family in Kimball where she grad- uated with the Class of 1962. Following graduation, Joyce worked various administrative jobs in Minneapolis as well as in St. Cloud. Nov..29, 1969, Joyce was united in marriage to Thomas Olson at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball. After their marriage, Joyce and Tom resided in Kimball while she raised their children. After Brent and Kristy attended school, Joyce went to work for Gohmann's Foods. In her spare time, Joyce enjoyed going for walks and participating in Zumba, and also babysitting her great-nieces and great-nephews. She enjoyed reading, bird watch- ing, flowers, and traveling. Above all, Joyce treasured the time she was able to spend with her family and friends. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Evelyn; and brother Duane Stelten. She is survived by her hus- band of 46 years Tom of Kimball; children Brent Olson (and signif- icant other Melissa McCarthy) of St. Cloud, and Kristy Olson of Long Beach, Calif.; siblings James (and Patty) Stelten of Kimball, Janice Stelten of St. Cloud, Mary (and Steve) Peplelnjak of Phoenix, Trish (and Dave) Strohmeier of Watkins, Robert (and Cindy) Stelten of Kimball, and Diane (and James) Marjorie Rathbun, 78 Marjorie Rathbun of St. Michael, formerly of Rockford and Watkins, loving mother, grandmother and great-grand- mother died peacefully Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at The Legacy of St. Michael. She was 78. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 20000 County Road 10, Corcoran, with Father John Gallus offici- ating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. with 7 p.m. Prayer Service Thursday, Sept. 8, in the St. Thomas Parish Hall at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Corcoran. A visitation will also guestbooks and videos on-line ! be held one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford. Marjorie Helen DeZiel Rathbun was born July 13, 1938, in St. Cloud to Frank and Mildred (Warrick) DeZiel. Jan. 18, 1958, she was united in marriage with James W. Rathbun "Big Jim" in Spring Valley, Minn. Together Marjorie and James had four children. After leaving Rockford, the two made their retirement home in Watkins where they resided for many years. Marjorie worked at Graco Inc. for 25 years. She was a great cook and baker. Marjorie enjoyed socializing, playing pulltabs, crib- bage, cards, watching birds, and wintering in Arizona with her husband. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Jim Rathbun; parents Frank and Mildred "Millie" DeZiel; and brothers Earl DeZiel and Dale DeZiel. Heritage House of Kimball OPEN! ~. 1 & 2 bedroom ~ Fast of Hutchinson; and many nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends. Shawn Fast, Jamie Morford, Adam, Ryan, Robert and James Stelten will serve as pallbearers. Kathy Pauls and St. Anne's Choir will provide music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball. She is survived by her children Cheryl (and Paul) Vergirl, Cindy (and Gary) Corbett, Barry (and Lisa) Rathbun, Todd (and Becky) Rathbun; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings Duane (and Elaine) DeZiel, Arlene Rhode, Gary (and Joni) DeZiel, Jerry (and Ruby) DeZiel; sisters-in- law Lois DeZiel, Patty DeZiel; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Casket bearers will be Whitney Graunke, Jeremiah Graunke, Craig DeZiel, Steve DeZiel, Paul Vergin, and Bob Cain. Honorary casket bearers will be Gary DeZiel and Jerry DeZiel. A special thank you to the staff and nurses at The Legacy of St. Michael and St. Croix Hospice Care for their professional and lov- ing care of Marjorie. Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel St. Michael/ Albertville Funeral Home. (763) 497-5362. www.thepetersonchapel. com. Aloys 'AI' Scheele 99 Aloys "AI" Scheeler of Kimball died Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Sauk Rapids. He was 99. Mass of Christian Burial were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at St. Wendelin's Catholic Church in Luxemburg with Rev. Ronald Weyrens officiating. Burial took place with military honors at the parish cemetery. Family and friends called from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, and after 10 a.m. at the church in Luxemburg Wednesday. Parish prayers were at 4 p.m. followed by the St. CloudV.F.W. Granite Post #428 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Aloys E. Scheeler was born Oct. 19, 1916, in Maine Prairie Township to Joseph and Margaret (Bichler) Scheeler. He served in the U.S. Army in the European- African-Middle Eastern Theater during World War II. A1 married Christine M. Heid Nov. 13, 1954, at St. Wendelin's Catholic Church in Luxemburg; she preceded him in death Dec. 8, 2006. He lived and farmed in Maine Prairie Township for more than 60 years. AI was a member of St. Wendelin's parish, and a life member of the St. Cloud Veterans of Foreign Wars Granite Post #428. AI was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, trapping, and ice fishing. He enjoyed John Deere tractors, gardening, and especially living and working on his farm. He had a unique tal- ent for crafting spears, chisels, ice tongs, and decoys. AI was preceded in death by his wife Christine; brother and sis- ters Marie Pope, Jerome Scheeler, Regina Krippner, Margaret Grams, Laura Pope, Elsie Pope, and Alvina Knott. He is survived by his children Sharon (and Stephen) Torborg of Luxemburg, Carol (and David) Klein of Kimball, David (and Sharon) Scheeler of Merrifield, Lorin (and Jenny) Scheeler of Clear Lake, and Mark (and Iamie Ruhland) Scheeler of Becker; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister and brothers Sally Smoley of St. Cloud, Clarence Scheeler of Kimball, and Ray Scheeler of St. Cloud. The family thanks Brookdale Senior Living and St. Croix Hospice for their wonderful care during their father's last year. Earl Munson, 101 Earl Munson of rural Watkins died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. He was 101. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Ostmark Lutheran Church with Rev. Joe Midthun officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held in Ostmark Cemetery. Earl Kenneth Munson was born Aug. 10, 1915, in Watkins to John and Lillian (Plato Munson. He grew up and attended country school in Meeker County. Earl and Gladys were married Nov. 19, 1960. While living in Minneapolis, Earl worked for K.P. Industries until his retirement. They lived in an apartment in Minneapolis their first years of marriage and spent weekends at their country home near Watkins. After retirement, they spent many hours garden- ing at their country home. He was a member of Ostmark Lutheran Church. Earl was a patient and kind man who enjoyed growing corn and soybeans, gardening, fishing, mowing lawn and spend- ing time outdoors. Earl and Gladys will be remembered for the straw- berries, rhubarb, and apples they shared with others. Gladys's favor- ite way to share her strawberries with visitors was with ice cream, a favorite food. Earl and Gladys enjoyed travel- ing and took at least 20 extended stay trips, including Sweden, Switzerland, England, Canada, Hawaii, and many other states. They visited Hostfest in Minot, N.D. 16 times. Earl is preceded in death by his parents John and Lillian; wife Gladys; brothers Sydney and Leslie; sister Irene and nephews John and Roger. He is survived by his nieces Delore Munson and Pat Munon; and many great-nieces and great-nephews; and great-great nieces and great-great nephews. Cindy Knutson will serve as the organist. Congregational hymns to be sung are "Nearer My God to Thee," "The Old Rugged Cross," and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers are Donald Arens, David Munson, Bradley Munson, Jeremy Munson, Corey Meierhofer, and Douglas Kersten. Memorials may be given to the charity of your choice. Check daily for new stories at www.tricountynews.MN (obituaries are posted as we receive them)