The Princeton Union-Eagle » Announcements Community newspaper of Princeton, Minn. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:51:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Birth Announcement Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:19:13 +0000 Greg and Joey Schmitz, of Princeton, announce the birth of their daughter Mattie Jo, Monday, October 20, 2014 at Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Mattie has a very excited brother Jake.
Grandparents are Harris and Wilma Richardson of Wahpeton, ND and John and Marlyn Schmitz of Princeton, MN.

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Jary W. Heinemann Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:19:40 +0000 Jary   W.  Heinemann

Jary Heinemann, age 77 of Elk River, was born on Sept. 23, 1937 at Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis to Bill and Grayce Heinemann. He grew up in north Minneapolis, where as a young boy he enjoyed terrorizing his neighborhood and his sister Gail with his mischievous ways, becoming well-known in the neighborhood but for the wrong reason! On his better-mannered days, Jary was fond of playing baseball and other sports on Victory Memorial Drive. He attended Loring Grade School and graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1955.
After high school, Jary enlisted and proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. The best thing about the Marines? You dont need to be smart to be a Marine, you just need to be good-looking.
After the Marines, Jary returned to Minnesota where he worked for many years in the electrical industry. Jary married Kay Spencer in 1962, and in 1971 they moved their young family to his beloved Elk Lake near Princeton. The Heinemann land on Elk Lake had been purchased by Jarys parents and grandparents in 1930. During Jarys early childhood it became his favorite place on earth, and it remained so through the rest of his life.
Jary had many hobbies, including boating, camping and reading. And even into his 70s, Jary could still find time on most days to play with his cherished toy trains. He helped start the youth hockey program in Princeton and spent many years volunteering as a hockey coach. But Jarys favorite hobby was to reminisce and tell stories with family and good friends. He relished his role as unofficial historian of Elk Lake and Minneapolis north side.
Jary died peacefully on October 15, 2014. On his last day he had coffee with his buddies at Coborns, lunch with more friends at The Eatery and dinner with his wife Kay – a perfect Jary day!
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Jaden Heinemann.
He is survived by his loving wife Kay; children Doug, Beth and Jeff; grandchildren Brien, Cody, Cole and Grace; sister Gail Belvedere; daughter-in-law Julie and son-in-law Howard Root, in addition to many relatives and good friends.
Services have been completed. Arrangements by Dares Funeral Home in Elk River.

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George P. LaBelle Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:21:43 +0000 George   P.  LaBelle

George P. LaBelle, age 75 of Zimmerman passed away peacefully on October 16, 2014.
Preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Grace LaBelle; daughter, RaNae; sister, Faye Solonen; brother, Douglas.
Survived by wife Susan of Zimmerman; daughter Sherri B. (Rob) Roman and their children and grandchildren, Daniel Paul, Sarah Paul and her daughter Vienna, Mary (Dustin) Williams; son Vance; step-son Jason (Alyssa) Phillippi and their children Justin, Abigail and Andrea; RaNaes daughter RaeAnne (Lucas) Stauffacher and their daughter Sren; brothers, Roger (Donna), Brian, Danny (Ann).
George grew up on the farm in Rush City with four brothers and a sister. He owned his own business installing hardwood floors for over 40 years while he worked as a Minneapolis Firefighter for over 30 years retiring in 1999. George married Susan in 1976 in Spring Lake Park. During their marriage they lived in Spring Lake Park, Ham Lake and moved to Zimmerman in 1994. George has thrived for decades in furious sports like auto and motorcycle drag-racing. He had a competitive spirit that motivated him to excel athletically in life. With his athletic gift, he accomplished numerous impressive awards in track-n-field, drag racing, bowling, weight lifting, Nordic skiing and shooting. He regularly attended competitive events throughout his life and has accumulated an amazing 9,800 awards, trophies, metals and ribbons. His accomplishments include 1994 Minnesota Athlete of the Year award for track, 2007 Top Athlete from Lower Brule reservation track meet, being featured on KSTP sports news report, and making an appearance in Sports Illustrated in the 1980s. George was an outstanding man who was larger than life. His all-time goal was to reach 10,000 awards before his 80th birthday.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home at 205 South Rum River Drive in Princeton, MN. Visitation will be from 12 noon-2 p.m. at the funeral home before the service on Thursday. Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, (763) 389-1131.

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Adeline Stanley Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:21:34 +0000 Adeline Stanley, age 90 of Princeton, MN passed away October 18, 2014 at the Elim Home in Princeton.
Adeline was born March 17, 1924 in Erickson, Nebraska to Bert and Margaret (South) Jones. She married Carl Jim F. Stanley on January 25, 1944 in Princeton.
Adeline and her husband Jim owned and operated Jims Live Bait in Princeton until 1976 when their son Lance took over the business. They built a new home east of Zimmerman where they resided until they moved back to Princeton in 1982. Adeline and Jim purchased a minihome and enjoyed being snowbirds for about six years. They spent winters near Corpus Christi, TX but also enjoyed visiting friends and family in Missouri, Oklahoma and Louisiana. She is member of Christ Our Light Catholic Church in Princeton and was very active in the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary in Princeton.
Adeline is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Richard) Beer of Warba; sons, Lance (Linda) of Princeton, David (Leighann) of Brooklyn Park; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim in 2005; infant son, Carl Lester; daughter, Cynthia Hoppe; siblings, Wallace, Buelah, Clara, Leona and an infant sister, LaVonne.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Christ Our Light Catholic Church in Princeton. Burial will be in St. Edwards Cemetery in Princeton. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in Princeton and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Parish Prayers will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home in Princeton.

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Richard “Rick” Moeser Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:17:56 +0000 Richard   (Rick)   Moeser

Richard “Rick” C. Moeser, age 54, of Princeton, MN, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.
Rick was born Oct. 15, 1960 in Coon Rapids, MN the son of Russell and Pauline (Nyberg) Moeser. Their family moved to Alexandria when he was in elementary school and Rick graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria. He then went to Alexandria VoTech College to become a Diesel Mechanic. Rick was united in marriage to Jan Vizenor on January 30, 1982 in Rogers, MN. They were blessed with two children. Rick worked as a diesel mechanic for over 20 years for MNDOT.
Rick was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the great outdoors. Throughout his lifetime he also enjoyed bowling, gardening, cooking, snowmobiling and traveling. Above all else he loved his family and grandchildren.
Rick is survived by his father, Russell; wife, Jan; children, Danielle (Pat) Ahner and Ryan (Lauren) Moeser; grandchildren, Dawson, Parker and Dee Marie; a brother, Randy (Mary) Moeser; mother-in-law, Rachel Vizenor; along with many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline and father-in-law, Romie Vizenor.
A Memorial Service held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Cross of Life Community Church in Princeton, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton.

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Burton L. Guimont Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:30:36 +0000 Burton L. Guimont, age 76 of Deerwood, formerly of Aitkin, Arizona and Princeton died Friday, October 10, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Burton was born May 9, 1938 in Princeton, Minnesota the son of Isadore and Pearl (Walker) Guimont. He grew up and attended schools in Princeton. He then moved to Minneapolis. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1959. Upon his discharge he returned to Princeton and worked for a grain elevator and parts company. He then moved to Arizona and worked for 40 years as a machinist in the aero space industry. He moved to Aitkin in 2007 and to Deerwood in 2010. He was a member of the Deerwood American Legion Post. He had served on the Princeton Fire Department in his younger years.
He is survived by three sons, Bob Guimont of Colorado, Randy Guimont and Bradley Guimont both of Arizona; sister, Barbara Mathison of Deerwood; one grandson, Brent; son-in-law, Bill Pritchard of Arizona.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Renae Guimont and Dannet Pritchard; grandson Shariff; parents and one brother, Bradley.
A memorial service will be held Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood with Rev. Cheryl Fleckenstein officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Oak Knoll Cemetery in Princeton, Minnesota. Military honors will be provided by the Deerwood American Legion Post. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.

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Louise Swenson Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:30:19 +0000 Louise   Swenson

Memorial service for Louise Swenson, age 89, of Princeton, will be Saturday, October 25th at 11 a.m. at Cross of Life Community Church, 7702 Highway 95, Princeton, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior at the church on Saturday. Interment will be Tuesday, October 28th at 10:35 a.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery – Assembly #6. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Arrangements provided by Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home Milaca
Louise Alma Swenson was born July 16, 1925 to Edward and Alma (Knoke) Heydenreich in Minneapolis. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1943. Louise attended Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota and earned a degree in nursing. She was united in marriage to Darwin Swenson on August 29, 1958 at St. James Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Louise worked as a nurse at St. Barnabas Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center and University of Minnesota Medical Center. In 1990, Louise and Darwin moved from New Hope to Princeton. She enjoyed music and loved to play the harp. She passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Princeton Elim Home.
Louise was preceded in death by husband, Darwin and sister, Charlotte. She is survived by sons, Ross and David.

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Robert (Bobby) S. Aleckson Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:30:23 +0000 Robert  (Bobby)   S.  Aleckson

Funeral services celebrating the life of Robert (Bobby) S. Aleckson, age 87, of Paynesville will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Bobby passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Koronis Manor Care Center in Paynesville. Reverend Paul Shumaker will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Santiago.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Arrangements are with Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home, Paynesville.
Bobby, the youngest of ten, was born at home on the family farm on September 1, 1927 in Glendorado Township, Benton County, Minnesota to a loving and Christian family. His parents were Richard and Christina (Nelson) Aleckson. Bobby was very proud of his Norwegian heritage. At thirteen years of age, Bobbys father passed away; he and his mother then moved to Oregon to be near family. In 1945, Bobby joined the U.S. Navy during WWII, with his mothers signature, serving on a destroyer in the Chinese Theatre. He loved the Navy and was known as the blonde bomber. He was honorably discharged in 1948 and found employment at Northrup King Seed Company in Northeast Minneapolis, retiring after 34 years. He married Ruby Johnson on November 25, 1950 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Princeton. They lived in North Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, Hayward, Wisconsin and retired to Paynesville in 1994. Bobby was a member of the VFW Post #806 of Princeton, Paynesville American Legion Post #271 and Paynesville Lutheran Church.
Bobby enjoyed living life to the fullest. He loved watching and playing sports, playing cards and socializing. He was a generous and kind person who found the good in everyone he met. Bobby was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather and above all treasured time with his wife, children and grandchildren. His enduring faith got him through many trials in life and he passed on his love of God to his family. He will be remembered for his engaging smile and beautiful gardens.
Bobby is survived by his loving wife, Ruby of Paynesville; children, Lynn (Douglas) Skinner of Brownsville, Roger (Sue) of Upsala, Delver (Sheryl) of Maple Lake, Danny of Paynesville; 11 grandchildren, Christopher (Kamaria) Skinner, Jenny (Shawn) Lyman, Amanda (Darren) Allen, Jesse (Michelle) Aleckson, Reuben (Amy) Aleckson, Lizzie (Miles) Moench, Heather, Brett (Emily), Reid (Alyssa) and Luke Aleckson; ten great-grandchildren, Annabelle, Amelia, Elliott, Judah, Anders, Evie, Lucy, Trygg, Teagan and Xavier; brothers and sisters-in-law, Marian Aleckson, Mabel Anderson, Sharon (Jim) Skarohlid, Raymond (Arlene) Johnson, John Johnson, Jerry (Barb) Johnson; and many special nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Joshua Paul Skinner in 1998; sisters, Arvilla Halgren, Belle Almlie, Gladys Wold, Anne Sharp, Beulah Erickson, Hazel Severson, Lillian Nelson, Pearl Aleckson and brother, Arnold Aleckson.
Bobbys family would like to give a special thank you to all of the caregivers over the years for their loving and compassionate care.
God Bless the memory of this kind and loving man.

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Sherman Shellito Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:30:30 +0000 Sherman    Shellito

Sherman W. Shellito, age 81, of Oak Park, MN, died Tuesday, October 7th at the Foley Nursing Home.
Sherman was born on May 25, 1933 in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, the son of Porter and Nellie (Bush) Shellito. He was united in marriage to Joyce L. Jamison on July 29, 1956 at the Peoples Church in Columbia Heights, MN. They made their home in Wisconsin, then at Pease, MN before moving to Oak Park.
He is survived by five sons, Sherman (Butch) Jr. of Underwood, IA, Roger of Oak Park, Kevin of Kiester, Randy of Foreston and Philip of Webster, SD; five daughters, Lorraine Benedict of Milaca, Edith (Kevin) Sederberg of Mora, Maxine Shellito-Laine of Little Falls, Sandy Dacay of Garrison and Patricia Hilderbrand of Richfield; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Joyce, and a son, Jeffery.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 11 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Princeton, with visitation being held from 10-11 a.m. Interment will be in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Princeton.

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Clifford G. Wallace Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:30:23 +0000 Clifford G. Wallace, 79 of Huntley, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago following a lengthy illness.
He was born August 23, 1935 in Princeton, Minnesota, the son of Lloyd and Ethel (Snow) Wallace. He graduated from Princeton High School and attended Pharmacy School at North Dakota State University. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth C. Sipple on December 29, 1956 in Minneapolis. He worked for Osco Drug for many years and later Thrifty White Drug, where he was President and CEO, retiring in 2000. In 2010 the couple moved to Huntley and Clifford enjoyed time with his family and grandchildren. He liked to read, vacation and go fishing with his children in Canada.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Betty of Huntley; his children, Diane (Howard) Sepulvado of Shakopee, Minnesota, Mary (Andrew, M.D.) Krock of Arlington Heights, Tamara (Kevin) Flynn of Nashua, New Hampshire, John (Tina) Wallace of Wilmington, Delaware, Karen (John) Belich and Bob (Jill) Wallace all of St. Charles, Illinois; 22 grandchildren, Megan, Jeffery, Molly, Susan, Daniel, Rebecca, Brian, Mitchell, Michael, Ryan, Trevor, Kelsey, Jake, Jared, Eric, Jackson, Ellie, Cait, Alex, Nora and Josie; nine great-grandchildren; his siblings, Mary Ellen (Roy) Peterson of Crystal, Minnesota, Jerry (Ann) Wallace of Aztec, New Mexico, Judy Buisman and Gayle (Bob) DeBoom of Phoenix and Robin (Barb) Wallace of St. Cloud, Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his grandson Cory and his brothers and sisters, Glen, Lorraine, Jeanne and Leland.
Visitation was Wednesday, October 8th from 9 a.m. until the time of the 10 a.m. funeral mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 9th at Hope Catholic Cemetery in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to

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