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    Jerome “Jerry” Feesl

    March 29, 1927 to July 23, 2019 Jerome “Jerry” Feesl March 29, 1927 – July 23, 2019 COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. – Jerome “Jerry” Feesl, 92, Cottage Grove, died Tuesday, July 23, in White Pine Assisted Living. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 16, at Kok Funeral Home in Cottage Grove. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn. Arrangements by Kok Funeral Home.

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    Oyvind Iversen

    March 18, 1942 to July 28, 2019 Oyvind Iversen March 18, 1942 – July 28, 2019 ST. PAUL, Minn. – Oyvind Iversen, 77, Cottage Grove, Minn., died Sunday, July 28, in United Hospital. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., followed by a celebration of life at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 8, at Kok Funeral Home in Cottage Grove. Arrangements by Kok Funeral Home.

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    Michaela “Micka” Andersen

    October 28, 1969 to July 26, 2019 Michaela “Micka” Andersen Oct. 28, 1969 – July 26, 2019 NEWPORT, Minn. – Michaela “Micka” Andersen, 49, Newport, died Friday, July 26, in her home. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 2, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Paul Park, Minn. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Maplewood, Minn. Arrangements by Kok Funeral Home.

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    WILWERT, Sherry

    July 21, 2019 WILWERT, Sherry Age 58 of Maplewood On July 21, 2019 Beloved wife of Greg; mom of Gregg (Sarah), Charlie (Valerie), Justin (Melissa); grandma of Katelynn, Blake, Madisyn, Etta, Avery, Joseph; sister of Jim (Amy), Scott (Jean), Kimberly, Tracy; aunt of Brittany, Thane, Dalton, Haley, Olivia; sister-in-law of Mike (Kate), Lynn (Jim) Jutz. Preceded in death by parents Carol & Jim Zins. Memorial Gathering 4-7 PM Friday, July 26, at Kessler & Maguire Funeral Home, 640 W. 7th St. Special thanks to Chantel & Lealay of St. Croix Hospice.

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    Jerry Alan Paulsen

    May 14, 1969 to July 16, 2019 Jerry Alan Paulsen Beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, age 50, of Woodbury, passed away July 16, 2019 after a 7 month battle with cancer. Gerry enjoyed performing on stage, with and without his daughter. Their interest began at Black Dirt Theater. He is survived by his wife, Laurie; daughter, Hannah; parents, Paul and Shelia Paulsen; sister, Cathie and Connie; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury, MN 55125. Funeral Service Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11 am with Visitation from 10-11 am at North…

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    Lorena J. Kime

    December 3, 1926 to July 6, 2019 Lorena J. Kime Lorena passed away July 6, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents Loren and Emma; husband Manus D.; step-daughter Sharon Walden; siblings Willis and John Butler, Faye Lomax, Leah Lindberg, Warren Butler and Doris Regan; grandson Manus Kime. Survived by children Lori (Brian) Barquest and Michael (fianc Kimberly Lambert) Kime; grandchildren Jason (Abby) Kluender, Joseph (Alaina) Patrick III, Taylor Kime, Leslie Blaney and Jeff Sneed; great-grandchildren Jaden, Thea and Max; special friends Harold Meyer and Kathy Girgen; step-son-in-law, Jim Walden and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial visitation will be Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 4-7 pm at…

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    Howard Handeland

    July 23, 1925 to July 7, 2019 Howard Handeland July 23, 1925 – July 7, 2019 WOODBURY, Minn. – Howard Handeland, 93, Cottage Grove, Minn., died Sunday, July 7, in Woodwinds Hospital. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m., Monday, July 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove. Arrangements by Kok Funeral Home.

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    Shelley M. Elling

    August 4, 1952 to June 30, 2019 Shelley M. Elling Aug. 4, 1952 – June 30, 2019 COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. – Shelley M. Elling, 66, Cottage Grove, died Sunday, June 30, in her home under hospice care. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tues, July 2, at Kok Funeral Home in Cottage Grove. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 3, at Church of St. Rita in Cottage Grove. Arrangements by Kok Funeral Home.

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    Mina “Mimi” Swanson

    November 23, 1957 to June 29, 2019 Mina “Mimi” Swanson Nov. 23, 1957 – June 29, 2019 Woodbury, MN – Mina “Mimi” Swanson, 61, Cottage Grove, MN, died Saturday, June 29, in Woodbury Health Care Center. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Kok Funeral Home in Cottage Grove, Minn. Mass of Christian will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at St. Patrick’s of St. Paul (Minn.). Arrangements by Kok Funeral Home.

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    Gary Rein

    January 28, 1947 to June 26, 2019 Gary Rein Age 72, of Cottage Grove, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Preceded in death by 1st wife, Patricia; baby boy, Rein; parents, Ronald and Dorothy; and brother, Randal. Survived by wife of 15 years, Janet; children, Leah (Steve) Twohy and Stuart (Kelly); step-children, Michael (Margaret) LeVake and Chad (Elena) LeVake; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Carol (Rainer) Rocheleau and Larry (Linda). Gary worked 30+ years at Bober Drug on Grand Ave. in St. Paul, MN. Memorial Service 11:00 AM with visitation beginning at 9:30 AM, Monday, July 8, 2019 at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7000 Hinton Ave. S., Cottage…

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    Lester C. Bevins

    February 4, 1926 to June 19, 2019 Lester C. Bevins Feb. 4, 1926 – June 19, 2019 Age 93 formerly of Cottage Grove. He is preceded in death by his parents and 9 siblings. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Elenora; daughters Avis (Wayne) Lorenz and Verna (Alan) Hultman; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and 3 step great-grandchildren; sisters Donna and Doris and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 11 am, Tue., June 25, 2019 at All Saints Lutheran Church, 8100 Belden Blvd., Cottage Grove. Visitation will be 4-7 pm, Mon., June 24, 2019 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th Street S., Cottage Grove, as well…

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    Charles J. Herrig

    May 22, 1947 to June 13, 2019 Charles J. Herrig Charles J. Herrig, 72, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Chuck was born in Algona, Iowa on May 22, 1947 to Joseph and Domitilla before growing up along the banks of the Mississippi River in Bellevue, Iowa. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janet. After serving four years in the Army stationed in Germany, Chuck and Janet settled in Cottage Grove, Minnesota where they raised two sons, Anthony and Benjamin. During their years there, Chuck was active as a baseball coach for his sons’ baseball teams and in social…

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    Carol Jean Houdek

    January 28, 1932 to May 18, 2019 Carol Jean Houdek Age 87, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota was born on January 28, 1932 in Rowena, Minnesota, and passed on May 18, 2019. She is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, Dean, and her two sons, Dennis (Jane) and Gary (Diane), along with grandchildren, Zachary, Kaley, Emily, Ashley and Peter, and great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Liam. She is also survived by her brother, Lyle and sister, Cecile. She is preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Selma Danielson and her sister, Lorraine. Carol graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 1950 and Mankato State University in 1954. She taught English…

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    Daniel M. Gervais

    October 23, 1931 to June 8, 2019 Daniel M. Gervais Oct. 23, 1931 – June 8, 2019 ST. PAUL, Minn. – Daniel M. Gervais, 87, Cottage Grove, Minn., died Saturday, June 8, in Regions Hospital. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 11, at Kok Funeral Home in Cottage Grove. Interment will be in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Arrangements by Kok Funeral Home.

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    Mayris Dudeck

    May 11, 1943 to June 1, 2019 Mayris Dudeck Age 76, of Cottage Grove, MN Preceded in Death by husband Donald Dudeck, mother Evelyn, father Edward, sister Dell, brothers, Arnold, Donald & Lee, step daughter’s Shannon Carter & Kim Dudeck. Mother of Renae (Roger) Chladek, Lisa Halvorson (Greg Jerry), Dawn (Mike) Tipcke, Deborah Dudeck, Darcy Dudeck, Step son’s Wayne Dudeck & Donald “Roochie” Dudeck. Also survived by 9 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. Funeral Service was held Tuesday June 11, 2019 Lighthouse Baptist Church, 9979 80th St S. Cottage Grove, MN Kessler & Maguire Funeral Home

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    Marian “Inky” B. Roth (nee Sherer)

    February 4, 1933 to May 29, 2019 Marian “Inky” B. Roth (nee Sherer) Age 86, of Newport, MN and formerly of St. Paul, MN died on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from lung cancer. Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth; parents; and brother. Survived by children, Roger (Maribeth), Tim (Wanda), and Denise (Mike) Tyra; honorary son, Troy (Colleen) Grundtner; grandchildren, Tim aka LT, Keri (Jesse), Brian (Carrie), Kelsi, JT (Alli), Josh (Clair), Jess (Jordan), Kayla, Brandon, Connor, and Trista; great-grandchildren, Bridgette, Zach, Nora, Charlie, Will, and Abigail; and other loving relatives and friends. Special thank you to the staff at St. Croix Hospice and Birchview Gardens for their exceptional care and…

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    Clarabelle Marie Froelich

    May 29, 1927 to May 16, 2019 Clarabelle Marie Froelich Age 91, of Cottage Grove, MN, formally of Newport, MN but spent a portion of her life in Aspen, CO, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on May 16,2019. Born May 29, 1927 in Pine City, MN. She is preceded in death by her husband; Donald, beloved son; Todd, parents; Irvin and Anna Auers. Survived by sister, Diana (China) Gerry, nephews Scott (Renee)Gerry, Mark (Jane) Gerry,and niece Kim (Scott) Bracey, three grandchildren, Zachary (Lauren),Jacob (Mallory)and Ashley Froelich, three great grandchildren,Daniel, Peter and Michael, 7 great nieces and nephews, five great-great nieces and nephews, and her companion and friend…

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    Thomas C. Krech

    January 19, 1948 to May 14, 2019 Thomas C. Krech Jan. 19, 1948 – May 14, 2019 INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. – Thomas C. Krech, 71, Cottage Grove, Minn., died Tuesday, May 14, in Good Samaritan Center. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, at Kok Funeral Home in Cottage Grove. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements by Kok Funeral Home.

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    Albert “Al” D. Boche Sr.

    March 11, 1937 to May 4, 2019 Albert “Al” D. Boche Sr. Age 82, of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Preceded in death by wife, Shirley; parents, Albert and Kathrine. Survived by sons, Albert Jr. (Susan) and John (Laura); grandchildren, Gregory (Carrie), Katrina (James) Ausmus, Brendan, Ethan, Cameron, and Lauren; great grandchildren, Hunter and Agnes Boche; siblings, Joel (Cheryl), Phil (Diane), Linda Strand, Becky (Joe) Clark, and Mark; as well as special friend, Mannette Hawkins. Al retired from 3M after a 40-year career and was a lifelong community volunteer. Memorial Service 1 PM with visitation beginning at 10 AM, Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Kok…

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    Richard P. Larsen

    September 20, 1928 to May 3, 2019 Richard P. Larsen Age 90, of St. Paul and Cottage Grove, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 3, 2019. Preceded in death by his wife, Ellen; and daughters, Sharon and Jane. Survived by his daughters, Barbara Larsen and Julie Lindquist (Roger) Peine; grandsons, Jeffrey (Tescha) Lindquist and Michael Lindquist. Richard enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, May 9, 2019 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 920 Holley Ave., St. Paul Park, MN, 55071. Private family interment will be in the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements with Kok Funeral Home www.kokfuneralhome.com 651-459-2483

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    John T. Tauzell

    September 21, 1928 to April 22, 2019 John T. Tauzell Sept. 21, 1928 – April 22, 2019 ST. PAUL, Minn. – John T. Tauzell, 90, Cottage Grove, Minn., died Monday, April 22, in St. Joseph’s Hospital. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Monday, April 29, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Paul Park, Minn. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Kok Funeral Home.

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    Alice Ann Busch

    September 21, 1938 to April 19, 2019 Alice Ann Busch Age 80, of Woodbury, formerly of St. Paul Park, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, April 19, 2019. Preceded in death by husband, Charles; son, Patrick; grandchildren, Charlie and Ariel; parents, Norman and Dorothy Fehr; and sister, Elaine Feyereisen. Survived by children, Cindy (Erik) Nelson, Gerald (Kelle), Mary (Jason) Kyle, and Barb (Tim) Gordon; grandchildren, Angel, Stephanie, Ben, Tyler, Chrissy, Michelle, Emily, and Alivia; ten great grandchildren; brothers, Joe (Jeanne) Fehr, Norman Fehr, and Don (Karen) Fehr; sisters, Jeanne Corcoran, Carol (Mike) Amacher, and Diane Bailey. Funeral Service 11 AM with visitation beginning at 10 AM, Saturday, April…

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    William “Bill” Gary Petrich

    April 18, 1945 to April 14, 2019 William “Bill” Gary Petrich William “Bill” Petrich, 73, of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Survived by wife of 48 years, Carol Petrich; children, Gary Petrich and Brian (Jen) Petrich; grandchildren, William and Katherine Petrich. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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    Sharon Boggess

    March 3, 1943 to April 16, 2019 Sharon Boggess Sharon Boggess, age 76, of Cottage Grove passed away peacefully April 16, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Funeral 10 am Friday, April 19, 2019 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 – 80th Street S., Cottage Grove with visitation starting at 8 am until the time of service. Interment Cottage Grove Cemetery. Sharon worked for School District 833 for over 20 years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved fishing, bowling, doing all kinds of crafting things and most of all being with her family. She will be greatly missed by her beloved family. She is preceded in…

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    Eugene Raeker

    August 25, 1929 to April 14, 2019 Eugene Raeker Aug. 25, 1929 – April 14, 2019 ST. PAUL, Minn. – Eugene Raeker, 89, Cottage Grove, Minn., died Sunday, April 14, in Regions Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Kok Funeral Home in Cottage Grove. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at The Church of St. Rita in Cottage Grove. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to a conservation group of the donor’s choice, Disabled American Veteran’s, or the Diabetes Foundation. Arrangements by Kok Funeral Home.

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    Sheila Rae Befort

    September 16, 1946 to April 1, 2019 Sheila Rae Befort Sheila Rae Befort, age 72, of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Gerald “Jerry” Befort; children, Amanda and Brandon Befort; one grandchild, Lindy; brother, Ron (Marie) Molumby. Preceded in death by her sister, Sharon Molumby. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2-5 PM on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the VFW Post 8752,9260 E Point Douglas Rd, Cottage Grove, MN, 55016. Arrangements by Kok Funeral Home 651-459-2483

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    Keith G. Sauer

    August 22, 1944 to March 3, 2019 Keith G. Sauer Aug. 22, 1944 – March 3, 2019 TUCSON, Ariz. – Keith G. Sauer, 74, Woodbury, Minn., died Sunday, March 3. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by the funeral Mass at 11 a.m., Friday, April 12, at Church of St. Rita in Cottage Grove, Minn. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to True Friends in Annandale, Minn. Arrangements by Kok Funeral Home.