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Obituaries from the week of May 25, 2005

Lois Alexander, 68

Lois E. (Howard) Alexander, age 68 of Leeds, Alabama, formerly of Tracy, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2005. She is survived by husband, Dale Alexander; one daughter, Nelda Wilkison; three sons, Dennis Alexander, Ronald Alexander, Richard Alexander; Sister Francis Layfield; two brother Carl Howard and Roland Howard; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son Howard Lee Alexander; granddaughter Sarah Alexander, parents Clovis and Lucille Howard; three brothers, Ralph Howard, Charles Howard and Terry Howard.

Funeral services were held at the Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds, AL on February 7, 2005.

There will be an Open House Celebration of Life with the family at the Twin Circle Common Room on May 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and interment will be in the Tracy City Cemetery at a later time.

Cecil Buzzell, 87

Memorial services for Cecil LeRoy Buzzell, 87, of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Marshall, are being planned tentatively for June 25 in Tracy.

He died Monday, May 16, 2005, in Mesa, Ariz. He passed away at Odyssey Hospice after being hospitalized at Banner Baywood Heart Hospital on May 11, 2005.

Cecil was born Nov. 28, 1917, to Mark and Minnie (Canedy) Buzzell. He was the fifth child out of 12 children born to the Buzzell family. Cecil completed country school through the eighth grade before working on numerous farms. He was called to serve in the U.S. Army in March 1942 where he was responsible for road and bridge construction. Cecil, Private First Class was honorably discharged in January 1946. Returning to Tracy, he worked for Guy Salmon in the Chevrolet Garage for two years, delivered fuel for the Mobil Oil Company for 16 years, then transferred to Schwan’s Ice Cream Company, where he worked for 14 years, retiring in March 1980.

Upon retirement, he and his wife Kathryn wintered in Apache Junction, Ariz. He enjoyed playing cards with friends, participated in pool tournaments and occasionally a game of shuffleboard. His passion was cars, always researching the newest models and upgrading every few years.

Cecil and Kathryn Marie Thompson were married Jan. 20, 1951, in Marshall. They had three children, Terry Allen Buzzell of Rochester, Lynda Kay Buzzell of Denver, Colo., and Yvonne Marie, stillborn.

Survivors include his children, Terry and Lynda Buzzell; his daughter-in-law, Kathleen Buzzell; two grandchildren, Kristen Polga of Rochester and Matthew Buzzell of St. Paul; one sister, Wilma Furan and four brothers, Lee, Walter, Wayne and Donald Buzzell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mark and Minnie Buzzell; five sisters, Corrine Eklund, Rosamond Otto, Elsie Guimond, Nona Kramer and Dorothy Rykhus, one brother; Charles Buzzell and his wife Kathryn Buzzell

Blanche Ehleringer, 94

Mass of Christian Burial was held today, Wednesday, May 25, 2005 for Blanche V. Ehleringer. Fr. Brian Mandel officiated. Organist was Shannon Benson with Carla Vandewiele as cantor.

Casket bearers were Gary Peterson, Tom Ehleringer, Ben Lutterman, Randy Ehleringer, Kyle Friedges and Darrel Peterson.

Honorary casket bearers Vernon Peterson, Maynard Peterson, Ron Ehleringer and Dennis Peterson.

Blanche Ehleringer was born April 12, 1911 to Ole and Galena (Kleven) Peterson in Constance, MN, Anoka County. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and attended school in Northeast Minneapolis, MN and then Walnut Grove, MN and Westbrook, MN public schools. As a young woman she worked as a waitress in Jackson, MN.

On February 8, 1934 Blanche married Vincent Ehleringer in Currie, MN. They made their home on a farm south of Currie and then later on a farm south of Tracy, MN. She was a housewife and homemaker her whole life and enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and scrapbook collecting. Blanche was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was active in the past in the church’s women’s groups.

On Saturday, May 21, 2005 Blanche died at the Tracy Area Medical Services in Tracy at the age of 94.

Blanche is survived by her two sons and their spouses, Lloyd and Judy of Prior Lake, MN and Jerry and Dolores of Fulda, MN; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lola Cooreman of Tracy, MN; three brothers, Vernon (Shirley) Peterson of Wendel, MN, Dennis (Jean) Peterson of Tracy, MN and Maynard (Jean) Peterson of Slayton, MN; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents, husband, Vincent, two infant sisters, one sister, Gladys Kasa, three brother, Omer, Harvey and Victor preceded her in death.

Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Tracy, MN with the Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling the arrangements.

Elizabeth Lamprecht, 93

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 23, 2005 for Elizabeth M. Lamprecht at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Wabasso. Rev. Pablo Obregon officiated.

Elizabeth Margarete Lamprecht was born February 15, 1912 to Rev. John and Elizabeth (Kiecker) Lamprecht at the parsonage in Waterbury Township. She was baptized by her father on March 3, 1912 and confirmed by Rev. Christian Langholz at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Waterbury Township. She attended Country School District #76 in Vail Township. After her father’s death in 1913 Elizabeth and her mother moved to Springfield for a short time and then onto the farm 4 miles west of Wabasso, MN.

In 1942 Elizabeth moved with her mother into Wabasso.

Elizabeth was a life long member of the St. Matthews Lutheran Church where she was active in the Ladies’ Aid.

In October of 1997 Elizabeth became a resident of the Wabasso Health Care Center and lived there until her death on Friday, May 20, 2005 at the age of 93.

Elizabeth is survived by four nieces, Jackie Apthorp (Barney) of Thiensville, WI, Ruth Ann Maloney of Santa Maria, CA, Carol Gannon of Des Moines, IA and Gloria Lamprecht of Bloomington, MN; four nephews, Durwood and Doris of Brownton, MN, John and Paula of Wichita, KS, Bruce and Vicki of Marshall, MN, Gerald and Barbara of Wabasso, MN; grand nieces and nephews and her faithful companion, her dog, Tippy.

Her parents and four brothers, John, Albert, Eitel and Hilco preceded her in death.

Interment was at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Wabasso, MN. The Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handled the arrangements.

Mina Rogers, 93

Funeral services for Mina Rogers, 93, of Marshall, were held today, Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at St. James Episcopal Church. Interment was at the Tracy City Cemetery, with the Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home handling arrangements.

Mina (Anderson) Rogers died on Saturday, May 21, 2005, at the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall. She was born at home in rural Temvick, ND, on August 26, 1911, the fourth of thirteen children in the Jacob and Karolina Bender family. After attending Business College, she married Frank E. Anderson. The couple moved to Tracy, MN, where they raised two children. Mina worked in ladies ready-to-wear for several years before purchasing a store and re-naming it “Mina’s Fashion Shop”. After Frank’s death in 1973, she continued to operate the shop for a few years before retiring. Mina served on the Tracy Library Board for many years; a task reflecting her life-long love of reading. She also was secretary/treasurer of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Tracy. Through her love of dancing, she met and married Larry Rogers of Cottonwood. They spent 26 years together until his death in 2003. Mina belonged to the St. James Episcopal Church.

Mina was preceded in death by her infant son Charles, son David, brothers Edward and Martin, and sisters Ann, Frieda, Martha and Ester.

She is survived by her daughter Mary (John) Kelling of Windsor, CT, daughter-in-law Marcie Anderson of North Huntington, PA, sisters Alvina Nelson and Bertha Myer of North Dakota, Emma Schiermeister and Elsie Schiermeister of California, Ruth McHattie of Colorado and Mildred Abbot of St. Paul, grandchildren Mary (Andrew) Lysinger of Union, NJ, Christopher Kelling of Manchester, CT, David Anderson and (Edie) of Flagstaff, AZ and Ashley Anderson of North Huntington, PA.

Memorials preferred to Prairie Home Hospice House, 30 Bruce St, Marshall, MN 56258.

Thomas Sundahl, 53

Funeral services are set for Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Currie, MN for Thomas “Swish” Sundahl, age 53 of Currie, MN.

Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, May 25, at the Westbrook Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. and will continue on Thursday at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Tracy, MN.

The Westbrook Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

A complete obituary will be published next week.