Death Notice William ‘Willie’ O’Brien, 60, Arlington
William “Willie” O’Brien, 60, Arlington, died at his home on Monday, May 2.
A memorial will be held at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. Prayer will follow at 4 p.m.
A complete obituary will follow in next week’s edition of the Arlington Enterprise.
Roger Schneider, 83, Arlington
Roger Schneider, age 83, of Arlington passed away at the Arlington Good Samaritan Center on Sunday, May 1.
Funeral services will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arlington Township at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5.
Visitation was held at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. It will continue one hour prior to the service time at the church on Thursday, May 5.
Interment with military rites will be in the church cemetery.
Roger Elmer Schneider was born to Harry and Helen (Nagel) Schneider in Arlington Township on Nov. 24, 1932. He was a 1951 high school graduate. He served in the U.S. Army between March 1953 and March 1955. On June 28, 1969, he married Marie Gibowski at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington. He was a semi-truck driver over his lifetime beginning with his first job with Lawrence Blake, then International Transport, Big Stone Canning Company and retiring in 1993 from Kraft Foods. After retirement, he drove school bus part-time for Sibley East Public Schools. Roger was a member of the Arlington VFW and American Legion as well as being the bell ringer at St. John’s Lutheran Church. He helped his brother and nephew working on the farm and assisted at After Burner Auto Body. He loved spending time at “The Ranch” cutting and splitting wood and also being part of the morning crew at Stu’s “Shake A Day”.
Roger is survived by his wife, Marie Schneider of Arlington; children, Laura Meyer of Marshall, Amy (Leroy) Leonard of Knoxville, Tenn., and Michael (Jennifer) Schneider of Elk River; grandchildren, Anna and Erin Meyer, Taylor VanHout, Adam Leonard, Lincoln and Harry Schneider; siblings, Eunice Lueck of LeSueur, and Howard (Helen) Schneider of Arlington; sister-in-law, Bernie Whitacre of Forest Lake; and several nieces and nephews.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Helen Schneider; parents-in-law, Adam and Anna Gibowski; brothers-in-law, Elmer Lueck, Ken Armstrong and Bud Whitacre; and nephew Bill Lueck.
Vivian M. Ortloff, 83, Glencoe
Vivian Marion (Bachmann) Ortloff, age 83, of Glencoe, passed away at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care on Thursday, April 28.
Funeral services were held at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.
Pastor Ronald Mathison officiated.
Dawn Wolter was the organist. Soloist Justin Rierson sang “In The Garden.”
Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art” and “Abide With Me.”
Casket bearers were Steve Richer, Jonathan Richer, Loren Busse, Dan Pagel, Nick Pagel and Tim Coker.
Interment followed at the High Island Cemetery in New Auburn.
Vivian Marion (Bachmann) Ortloff was born in Arlington on Dec. 3, 1932. She was the daughter of Herman and Alma (Voight) Bachmann. Vivian was baptized as an infant on Dec. 18, 1932, by Rev. R. Heidmann and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 14, 1946, by Rev. John G. Bradtke both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington. She received her education by attending District #15 country school in Arlington Township, St. Paul’s Lutheran Parochial School in Arlington and graduated with the Arlington High School Class of 1950.
On Dec. 23, 1953, Vivian was united in marriage to Ronald Ortloff by Rev. John G. Bradtke at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Parsonage in Arlington. Vivian and Ronald made their home on the farm in Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Barbara and Kevin. Vivian and Ronald shared over 43 years of marriage until Ronald passed away on June 22, 1997.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Vivian worked at Telex, the Glencoe Advertiser and Seneca. Vivian was a member at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Vivian loved the outdoors. She enjoyed gardening and had many beautiful flower beds at her home. Vivian loved to embroider, read, go for walks and was an avid bowler. She also loved animals and never found a stray she didn’t adopt. Vivian treasured the time spent with her family and friends.
Vivian is survived by her daughter, Barbara (David) Coker of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren, Melissa (Anthony) Atemon, Ashley (Fernando) Alvarez, Christopher Coker, and Timothy (Taylor) Coker; great grandchildren, Alito and Mati Alvarez, and Baby Boy AJ on the way; sister-in-waw, Arlene (Ken) Fabel of Green Isle, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Vivian is preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Alma Bachmann; husband, Ronald Ortloff; son, Kevin Ortloff; siblings, Gerald Bachmann and two infant brothers.
Arrangements by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe, MN. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at www.hantge.com. Please click on Obituaries/Guest Book.