David Oliver Driggers, age 60 of Buffalo, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017. He was born December 25, 1956 in Bennettsville, South Carolina to John and Mavis (Anderson) Driggers.
David attended Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf in Faribault for eight years, Waverly Public Schools, and Anoka Vo-Technical College. He worked for Honeywell in Minneapolis for seven years, Wal-Mart in Monticello for seven years, and most recently with Izza Tube Bending in Buffalo.
David enjoyed watching TV and scary movies; and playing with his cat, Coco.
He is preceded in death by his father, John Driggers; grandparents, Vernon and Eleanor Anderson; baby brother, Derek Driggers; brother-in-law, Jeff Wimmer; and sister-in-law, Barb Lemieux.
Myles Myron Marquette, age 78, of Maple Lake, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017. He was born January 16, 1939, to Ralph and Ida (Hoffman) Marquette in Chatham Township, Wright County.
Myles attended Maple Lake High School and worked construction and drove truck.
On February 16, 1957, Myles Marquette and Irene Thiessen were united in marriage in Buffalo.
In his free time, Myles enjoyed getting together with his wonderful family members and many friends from across the states with good food and drinks. He also enjoyed ice fishing, playing the electric steel guitar, and playing cards.
He is preceded in death by his grandson, Dustin; parents, Ralph and Ida; and brothers and sisters, Floyd “Bud”, Pauline “Tootie”, Gene, Clyde, Ben, John, Ida “Maggie” and Dennis “Joe”.
Lowell Hubert Schrupp, age 80, passed away at Good Samaritan Home in Howard Lake on March 20, 2017.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Howard Lake with visitation one hour prior to services at the church.
Lowell was born at home in Howard Lake to Andrew and Mardis Schrupp. He graduated from Howard Lake High School and entered into the army shortly after that. He married Karen Cochran and they had four children. After returning from the service, he began working at Munson Feeds in Howard Lake.
A visitation will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Daniel Funeral Home in Clearwater, MN for Judith “Judy” Ann Malachek age 73 of Clearwater, who died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the Country Manor Nursing Home in Sartell, MN. Burial of her cremated remains will be at a later date.
Judy was born on August 19, 1943, in Hopkins, the daughter of Joseph and Georgina (Schimanski) Henson. She grew up in Hopkins and moved to Maple Lake after she married Wayne Malachek. This is where she raised her three children until 1997 when she moved to Clearwater. This has been her home since that time.
She worked as a cashier for many years at the Clearwater Travel Plaza and later at the Hasty Truck Stop until she retired in 2013. Judy enjoyed gardening, planting flowers, feeding the birds and reading books. She also loved being with her grandchildren.
Curtis “Curt” Edward Maxson, age 61, of Maple Lake, died March 2nd, 2017. Preceded in death by brother, Scott Maxson; and father, David Maxson. Survived by wife, Michelle Maxson; first wife and the mother of his children, Haven Hawkins; daughters, Lacy (Nick) Atkinson, Misty Maxson and Ivy Maxson; grandchildren, Alexia Dunsmore, Annika Atkinson, Atlee Atkinson and Auriella Kraus; mother, Grace Maxson; niece and nephew, Melissa Killian and Andrew Maxson; sister-in-law, Michelle Maxson; and many other loving friends and relatives.
Curt was a longtime employee of MN Supply Company and Herculift. He was an Air Force Veteran and former commander at the American Legion Post 131 in Maple Lake. Curt loved dogs, especially his former dog Molly and he was a MN Vikings fan. He was very handy and enjoyed spending time in his garage using his tools.
Curt will be missed dearly by those who loved him but we take comfort in knowing he's resting in peace.
David R. Mooney, age 94, of Maple Lake died, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Park View Care Center in Buffalo.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 3, 2017 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Friday, both at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Ethel E. Fobbe, age 101, of Maple Lake died Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Annandale Care Center.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as the Celebrant. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 9-10 a.m. Friday, both at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Maple Lake. Parish Prayers will be held 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral chapel.
LaVern (Vern) Johnson was born January 2, 1925 in White Earth, North Dakota. His family moved to Williston, North Dakota in 1931 when Vern was 6. He attended Williston schools and graduated from Williston High School in 1944. While attending high school, he worked for a couple of the local businesses delivering papers for the local newspaper and for a local drug store.
During his senior year of high school, he acquired acute rheumatoid arthritis and was classified 4-F by the army. He decided that if the army wouldn’t take him he would work at a defense plant. After graduating from high school, he went west to Spokane and worked for a time at Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America). He then went to work for the Spokane Air Depot. He had a chance to transfer to Hickum Field in Honolulu, Hawaii and worked there until they laid off a large group in 1947 after the war.
“If I were a squirrel in a tree,
I’d eat Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, for you see,
They’re crisp and crunchy as they can be,
And I’m going to hide them just for me.”
A poem our mother composed years ago, trying to win a contest sponsored by Kellogg’s. She didn’t, but we still think it was a winner! Eat your heart out, Kellogg’s!
Gina Riley Balliet, age 67, of Maple Lake, passed away at Lakeridge Oasis in Buffalo.
Memorial service was on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at Lakeridge Friendship Center, Buffalo. Visitation one hour prior to service at the friendship center.