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Gloria Moen

Gloria Moen, formerly of Milan, died on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Johnson Memorial Health Care Center at the age of 89.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 1:30 PM at Kviteseid Lutheran Church in Milan. Pastor Kristine Isder will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Arrangements are with Anderson – TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo.

Gloria Othelia Moen (Hastad) was born on September 29, 1931 in Milan to Obert and Gilma Hastad. She attended Milan High School and worked as a waitress for many years. She also worked for several years as a telephone operator. She met and married Julian Moen and they resided in rural Milan. Gloria was an exceptional baker and spent a great deal of time baking doughnuts, pies (her specialty was lemon meringue), and many Norwegian goods that she would donate to church and area Christmas fairs. She was fondly known as the “lefsa lady”. Gloria loved watching sing-a-longs and taking bus trips to various places.

Gloria is survived by several cousins and extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian; and her parents.


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Richard Schroeder

Richard Lee Schroeder, age 75, of Willmar, passed away Monday morning, April 12, at Bethesda Grand in Willmar.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment with military honors will be at a later date at Calvary Lutheran Cemetery in Willmar. Arrangements are with the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home. www.petersonbrothers.com

Richard was born on April 25, 1945, in Appleton, Minnesota, the son of Everett and Vivian (Christenson) Schroeder. He grew up and received his education in Appleton. In 1962, Richard was married to Judy Behrens. They lived in Appleton and Willmar before getting divorced. In 1973, Richard was married to Joyce Johnson. They lived in South Dakota, Texas, Nebraska and Iowa before moving to Willmar. In 1984, Joyce passed away. In 1986, Richard was married to Peggy Clatt and they made their home in Minneapolis and Appleton before getting divorced. Richard worked for many years as a security guard for the Upper Sioux Agency at Fire Fly and Prairies Edge Casino, retiring in 2014. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool, pow wow’s and socials with family and friends.

He is survived by one son, Dan (and Patti) Schroeder of Spicer; four daughters, Konni Rodriguez of Renville, Beth Fitcher of Appleton, Rhonda (and John) Peters of Atwater, Jayme Jackson of St. Cloud; nineteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Jodi Schroeder of Redwood Falls and one sister-in-law, Renate Schroeder of North Carolina, besides other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; his parents, Everett and Vivian; one brother, Keith and a son, Mark.


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Richard “Buck” Stock

Richard “Buck” Stock, age 71, of Cannon Falls, died Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at his home.

Richard was born on April 9, 1949 in Appleton, MN, the son of Lucille (Grages) and Robert Stock. He grew up there, moving to Cannon Falls while in high school. Richard graduated from Cannon Falls High School. In 1969, Richard joined the U. S. Army where he served as a Military Policeman. He served in Vietnam, Germany (twice), Alaska, and Maryland. He retired from the army in 1991. On March 18, 1977, Richard was united in marriage to Maxine Rehfeld in Coppers Cove, TX. In his retirement he did a little farming. He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and the VFW. Buck enjoyed outdoor activities such and hunting and fishing, farming, and loved watching westerns on TV. He especially loved spending time with all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Maxine; children Brandy (Fran Sanford) Stock, Rick (Melissa Carr) Stock, and Beau (Melissa Neperud) Stock; grandchildren Jennifer Stock, Charlotte Carr, Ella Carr, Mya Neperud, and Logan Stock; great-grandchildren Audrey Peters, Zayne Peters, and Harper Carr; siblings Judy (Ray) Wachter, Ed (Sue) Stock, Patty (Darwin) Ohnstad, Rob (Cindy) Stock, and Chuck (Bonnie) Stock; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

Funeral services were on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at noon, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 30289 59th Ave. Way, Cannon Falls, MN 55009. There was a visitation from 11-12 before the service at the church. The funeral service was recorded and can be viewed on Richard’s obituary page at www.lundbergfuneral.com. Condolence messages may also be left there. Interment with a military honors farewell by the Cannon Falls Veteran’s Honor Guard followed the service at the Cannon Falls Cemetery. Lundberg Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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Laura Martin

Laura (Aagesen) Martin, 79, of Bagley, Minnesota passed away peacefully in her home Wednesday, March 24, 2021 with her loving family by her side.

Funeral mass services will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bagley, Minnesota with Father JohnMelkies Suvakeen officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Burial will be held at the Appleton City Cemetery in Appleton, MN at a later date. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.

Laura was born on March 13, 1942 in Duluth, MN the daughter of Elmer and Edna (Mattioli) Aagesen. Later her family moved to Appleton, MN where she attended school and graduated from Appleton High School in 1960. She furthered her education at Moorhead State University, St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota with a master’s degree in Education. On June 8, 1968 Laura was united in marriage to James Martin in Brooklyn Park, MN and they have been married for almost 53 years. In 1973, they moved to Bagley, MN where they raised their 3 children Eric, Jason, and Andrea.

Laura worked for the Osseo, McIntosh, Erskine, and Clearbrook/Gonvick schools as a Librarian/Media Specialist before retiring. She spent many hours volunteering at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Bagley Food Shelf, Bagley Senior Center, and at the local nursing homes. Laura had a passion for taking care of others, and always went above and beyond what she was asked. She had a loving, caring, and supportive heart. She was very giving, and always put herself last. Laura enjoyed collecting antiques, reading, and sorting through her things. She had a love of nature, flowers, and butterflies especially monarchs. Laura had a large milkweed patch in her garden and sprinkled milkweed seeds wherever she went. She was the most unselfish person one could ever meet; may God continue to bless her memory for all who loved her.

Laura is survived by her husband, James Martin of Bagley, MN; her children, Son-Jason Martin (Dawn & Quinn) of Bemidji, MN; Daughter- Andrea (Greg) Niswender of Bagley, MN; Sister-Deanna Lundquist; brother- Stephen (Sue) Aagesen; sister-in-law- Judy Aagesen; Numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son-Eric Martin; her parents-Elmer & Edna Aagesen; 2 brothers; and 1 nephew.

Messages of condolence may be sent to ceasefuneralhome.com


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Joel Lund

Joel Lund, of Milan, died Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Appleton Area Health Services in Appleton, MN at the age of 85.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Kviteseid Lutheran Church in Milan. Pastor Kristine Isder will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 26, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo, with a prayer service beginning at 6:30 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Joel Arlan Lund was born September 8, 1935 to Arne and Leonora (Dalen) Lund in Belle Fourche, SD. He attended school in Harding County, SD until 1947, when his family moved to Milan, MN. After graduation from Milan High School, Joel attended and graduated from St. Olaf College in 1958. After graduation Joel enlisted in the United States Army and served from 1959 – 1960.

Joel worked for Northwestern Bank in Appleton for 39 years and retired in 2000. He was a long-time member of Kviteseid Lutheran Church in Milan and served two terms as trustee and on the endowment board. Joel also served as an usher since 1950. Joel was a member of the Milan American Legion, Sons of Norway, and Milan Lions Club. He enjoyed his trips to Norway, golfing, and supporting the local youth activities. Joel followed LQP Valley sports teams faithfully and would attend many sporting events yearly.

He is survived by many extended relatives and friends.

Joel was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo. www.andersontebeest.com


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