Obituaries


Harlen A. Voight, 86, Green Isle

12/13/2018

Harlen  A. Voight, age 86, of Green Isle, passed away at his residence on Friday, Dec. 7.
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.
A visitation will be two hours prior to the service time at the church on Tuesday.
Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Harlen Albert Voight was born to Albert and Emma (Harjes) Voight in Glencoe on Feb. 11, 1932. He graduated from the Arlington-Green Isle High School. On Nov. 15, 1958, he married Lillie Ann Trnka at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle. Harlen served in the Air Force during the Korean War as an Air Police in Hawaii. He started and ended his working career at Locher Bros. in Green Isle and in between those times worked as a custodian in the Green Isle School, Oak Grove Dairy in Norwood and ETN in Eden Prairie. Harlen loved to socialize. He also enjoyed woodworking and making clocks. He was a member and commander of the Green Isle American Legion Post 408.
Harlen is survived by his daughter, Laura Ann Voight of Arlington; son, Jeffrey Voight of Hopkins; sisters, Bernette Uecker of Arlington and Barb (Dick) Luepke of Arlington; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Joann (Jeff) Jamieson of Oklahoma, Marlys Trnka of Glencoe, Lorraine Trnka of New Mexico and Lyman Trutna of Battle Lake.
Harlen is preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Ann; brother, Ronald Voight; and sister, Marion Schuft.
Kolden Funeral Home of Arlington is handling arrangements.

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Rita A. Melsha, 80, Arlington

12/13/2018

Rita Adeline (Thomes) Melsha, age 80, of Arlington, passed away at the Good Samaritan Society in Arlington on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. Father Aaron Johanneck will officiate.
Visitation will be held at the Arlington Community Center from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.
Following mass, there will be a time of sharing and evening meal at St. Mary’s Church Social Hall.
Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Arlington.
Rita was born to Alexander and Agatha (Kreger) Thomes in Glencoe on Dec. 16, 1937.  She graduated from the Arlington-Green Isle High School in 1955.  Rita worked at the family business, Thomes Bros., until she married Harold Melsha at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington on Sept. 10, 1957. Rita was a homemaker most of her married life, raising and caring for their seven children. Rita was very active in the community and the church often volunteering for local events and charity drives.  She reveled in the time she spent with family and friends. She was an avid bowler, tennis player, and biker.  She often spent her summer days at the family pond enjoying swimming, volleyball, horseshoes, and roasting marshmallows.  Winters, she enjoyed snowmobiling and cross country skiing. After the children were grown, she continued to enjoy outdoor activities and traveling the country.
She is survived by her children, Mark (Jayne) Melsha of Arlington, Barbara (Dave) Melsha-Senderhauf  of Zimmerman, Joe (Crystal) Melsha of Victoria, Jim  (special friend Rhonda) Melsha of New Braunfels, Texas, Jill (Doug) Ohlsen of Waconia, and Nick Melsha of Arlington; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother; Joe Thomas of Arlington;  and sister, Helen “Shorty” Brau of Arlington.
She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael; husband, Harry;  siblings, Karl Thomes, Ralph Thomes and Josephine "Sis" Gilhousen.
Floral tributes may be sent to the Arlington Community Center at 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington on Thursday morning, Dec.13.

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Bernette Muchow, 87, Gaylord

12/13/2018

Bernette Muchow, age 87, of Gaylord, passed away at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Funeral service was held at St. John's Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. Rev. Harold Storm officiated. The organist was Eunice Asmus.
Soloist Vicki Frauendienst sang “Blessed Assurance.”
The cross bearer was God child and granddaughter Bridgett Goebel.
Parish hymns were “Lift High The Cross,” “Asleep In Jesus,” and “Children Of The Heavenly Father.”
Honorary casket bearers were the great-grandchildren.
Casket bearers were Ross Fredin, Shane Fredin, Kylie Dawson, Brayden Goebel, Courtney Whited and Austin Schuetz.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
Bernette Mildred Josphine Muchow was born on the home farm in Dryden Township on Sept. 19, 1931. She was the daughter of Walter and Kathryn (Gerdees) Boettcher. Bernette was baptized as an infant at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Brownton on Oct. 18, 1931. She was confirmed in her faith by Pastor Kolberg at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Brownton on June 17, 1945. She received her education at District 48 in New Auburn.
On June 1, 1949, Bernette was united in marriage to Stanley Fredin at St. Paul’s Church in New Ulm. After their marriage, the couple farmed in Dryden Township, Sibley County. Bernette was a loving mother and homemaker. They were blessed with two sons, Allen and Roger. They shared 27 years of marriage before Stanley's sudden death at 45 years old on Jan. 10, 1975.
On Dec. 3, 1977, Bernette was united in marriage to Elmer Muchow at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville. After their marriage, the couple lived in New Auburn Township. Bernette and Elmer shared 39 years of marriage before Elmer passed away on April 29, 2017.
Bernette was a long time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville in Dryden Township. She belonged to the Ladies Mission Society for many years.
Bernette worked at the Good Samaritan Society Home in Arlington as a N.A.R. She always had a passion for nursing since she was a teenager. Bernette always helped on the farm with many duties while working at the Good Samaritan Society Home.
Country living was a huge passion of Bernette; nature was in her heart for she knew many birds and animals by their name. Spending time outside with her flower and vegetable gardens, she still had time for helping others. Bernette was a great cook, canning numerous vegetables and jams every year. She would enjoy having her children and grandchildren visit. She would always feed them, not with just a cookie or piece of cake, but lots of food.
Bernette is survived by her sons, Allen (Sandi) Fredin of Gaylord, and Roger Fredin (special friend, Jill Bening) of Gaylord, five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; step children, Joanne Berg of Jacksonville, Fla., Janet Bausili of Arlington, Va., and David  (Lisa) Muchow of Winthrop; three step great-grandchildren; three step great-great- grandchildren; brother, Delford Boettcher; sisters-in-law, Doris Hoppe, Marvel Fredin, Lois Pagel, Joyce Fredin and Rocelle Sokolosky; many nieces; nephews; and her dog, Teddy.
Bernette was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Kathryn Boettcher; husbands, Stanley Fredin and Elmer Muchow; sisters, Bernice Keim, Grace Mathews, and Gladys Tauer;  other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com. Please click on obituaries and guest book.

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Lori Y. Hasbrouck, 83, St. Cloud

12/13/2018

Lori Y. Hasbrouck, age 83, of St. Cloud, passed away at the Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10. Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated.
Interment was in Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud.  
Lori was born to the late Louis and Loretta (Welch) Kill in Arlington on Aug. 22, 1935. She married William R. Hasbrouck at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington on July 16, 1956.  Lori was a very active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Lori cherished time with her family above all else.  She and her husband, Bill, especially enjoyed driving trips, often taking the road less traveled. She handled life’s challenges with strength and grace.  Lori died as she lived; with courage, dignity, strength, humor, love and with faith.
She is survived by her children, Christopher (Meg) of Northeast Minneapolis and Andrea (Chad) Schwinghammer of Edina; son-in-law, Steve Daniels of Rice; grandchildren, Danielle Hasbrouck, Grant Hasbrouck, William Schwinghammer, Adam Schwinghammer, Courtney Daniels and Heather Daniels; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Groetsch of California, and Anne Adele Leaf of Eden Prairie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Dec. 5, 2003); son, Tim (Aug. 19, 1982); daughter, Stephanie Daniels (Jan. 6, 1998); brothers, Valentine, Louis and Larry Kill; sisters, Margie Makens, Mary Nyberg and Barbara Stevens.  
Arrangements were entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

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Raymond J. Hilman, 76, Northrup

12/13/2018

Raymond J. Hilman, age 76, of Northrup, passed away at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato on Thursday evening, Dec. 6.  
Mass of Christian Burial  was held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Fairmont at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10.
Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday, Dec. 10.
Interment was in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Fairmont.     
Raymond James Hilman was born in Lakota, N.D., on April 3, 1942. He was the son of Raymond and Lucille (Tibbitts) Hilman.  Raymond graduated from Ray High School in Ray, N.D., in 1960 and continued his education at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.  He graduated with a major in music and a minor in math.
On March 29, 1985, Raymond was united in marriage to Eileen Duffey at St. Martins Episcopal Church in Fairmont.  The couple made their home in Arlington  until moving to Northrop in 1997.  Raymond began his career working as a music teacher in Fordville, N.D., and Steele, N.D., as well as Hancock.  He then worked as the long-time music teacher in Arlington where he worked until his retirement in 1999.
During his free time, Raymond enjoyed playing cards, fishing, and playing golf in his younger years.  He most loved music and shared his love of music by playing in the Fairmont City Band as well as singing with the church choir at St. John Vianney.  He was also a cantor at church years ago.
Left to cherish his memory include his brother, Richard (Susan) Hilman  of Lancaster;  sister, Mary Hilman of Mt. Prospect, Ill.; niece, Heidi (Michael) Johnson of Hallock; nephew, Jim (Shari) Hilman of Lancaster; other relatives and friends.  
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lucille Hilman.
The Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

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