Obituaries from the week of October 12, 2005
Guys Bakker, 76
Funeral services were held for Guys Bakker on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at Tracy Alliance Church. Pastor David Erickson officiated. Soloist was Tom Clark with Allen Pierson as organist.
Casket bearers were John Clark, Bryan Clark, Travis Pattinson, Bradley Clark, Luke Ostgaard and Christopher Carda.
Honorary casket bearers were Tom Clark, Greg Torkelson, Roger Asplin, Steve Ostgaard, Lee De Blieck and Pastor David Erickson.
Guys Bakker was born May 8, 1929 to Evert and Nellie (De Kam) Bakker on a farm near Chandler, MN, Murray County. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and attended country school. As a young man Guys farmed with his family in the Chanarambie Valley west of Chandler.
On July 16, 1971 Guys married Irene Clark at the Chandler Reformed Church Parsonage in Chandler. They made their home on a farm near Chandler and later moved to a farm near Garvin, MN in the mid 1970’s where he continued to farm until 1982 when he retired to Tracy, MN.
He worked for Tracy Equipment for over 20 years. He was a member of the Tracy Presbyterian Church and also served as an elder. He enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing.
In September of 2005 Guys became a resident of Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy, where he died October 5, 2005 at the age of 76.
Guys is survived by his wife, Irene of Tracy, MN; six sons, Jerry Clark of Marshall, MN, Lonnie (Vicki) Clark of Chandler, MN, Mike (Lynn) Clark of Marshall, MN, Danny (Laurie) Clark of Ruthton, MN, Brian Bakker of Tracy, MN and Jeff Bakker of Marshall, MN; six daughters, Abby, Holly, Stephanie, Suzanne and Cheri Lyn Bakker all of Tracy, MN and Betsy Bakker of Marshall, MN; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Tony (Janet) Bakker of Modesto, CA, Marvin (Loretta) Bakker of Chandler, MN, John (Rosalie) Bakker of Corisca, SD; four sisters, Johanna Vandersteen of Luverne, MN, Bertha (Leonard) Vant Hof of Edgerton, MN, Nellie Vos of Slayton, MN and Goldie (Willis) Van Roekel of Corsica, SD; many brothers and sisters-in-law, several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents and one brother, Peter Bakker, many aunts and uncles and two brothers-in-law preceded him in death.
Interment was in the Tracy City Cemetery with the Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling the arrangements.
Arthur Boeckman, 74
Final rites for a 1949 Tracy High School graduate were conducted in St. Paul. Oct. 4.
Arthur Leo Boeckman, 74, died on Sept. 30, 2005, in St. Paul.
Boeckman was born in Tracy on June 14, 1931. After high school, he attended the College of St. Thomas, St. Paul. He served in the Minnesota National Guard, 204th Medical Battalion during the Korean War. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Arthur William Boeckman and Margaret Hannah Boeckman, and by his infant brother, John Henry Boeckman.
He is survived by his brother Eugene and his sister, Mrs. Paul (LaVonne)
Zwicky of St. Paul, a nephew and two nieces.
A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted at the Church of St. Mark in St. Paul. Internment was at Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights.
Jerome Gladis, 63
Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct. 7, 2005 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church for Jerome J. Gladis.
Jerome “Jerry” John Gladis was born to John and Clara (Wilking) Gladis on March 30, 1942 in Arco, Minnesota. He was baptized in Wilno, and later confirmed into the Christian faith in White, SD. He attended school in Marshall.
On June 18, 1960, Jerry was united in marriage to Marlis DeVries at Marshall. They made their home in Sodus Township. Jerry delivered petroleum for Cattoor Oil until 1987. At that time he became an independent trucker, delivering frozen products and road oil.
Jerry passed away of cancer at the Sioux Valley Hospital on Monday, October 3, 2005. He had reached the at of 63 years, 6 months and 4 days.
He is survived by his wife, Marlis of rural Tracy; four children, Jerry (Denise) of Tracy, Jeff of Marshall, Jody (Anne) of Marshall and Shannon Dorenkamper of Marshall; ten grandchildren; his mother, Clara Anderson of Marshall; three siblings, Marlys (Ed) Marczak of Marshall; Shirley (Sherwood) Kaehler of Butterfield and Dennis of Minneapolis; and three half-siblings, Curt (Kim) Anderson of Longmont, CO, Cheryl (Jim) Bernardy of Ankeny, IA and Sonya (Curt) Lemcke of Tracy.
He was preceded in death by his father, John and step-father, Eugene Anderson.
Burial was in the Tracy City Cemetery with the Hamilton Funeral Home of Marshall handled the arrangements.
Lucille Liebswager, 78
Lucille Liebswager (Mrs. Gifford) age 78 of Milroy, died Sunday, October 9, 2005 in Alvera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 13, 2005 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Milroy with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and continue Thursday one hour prior to services in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Milroy. There will be a parish prayer service Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the church.
Arrangements are being handled by the Sunset Funeral and Cremation Association of Echo and Wabasso.
Bernadette Moore, 78
Funeral services for Bernadette Moore, 78, of Marshall, MN formerly of rural Garvin, MN, will be held on Friday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Garvin Congregational Church. Visitation will be at the Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy on Thursday, October 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery rural Garvin, MN.
Mrs. Moore died on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at the Weiner Memorial Medical Center in Marshall, MN.
The Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy is handling the arrangements.
Thomas Weinzetl, 52
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at Wichmann Tri-County Chapel in Appleton, WI for Thomas Weinzetl.
Thomas W. “Tom” Weinzetl was born October 12, 1952 in Minnesota the son of Gerald and Virginia (Shaw) Weinzetl. Tom married Brenda Peterson on July 13, 1974 at Little Norway Lutheran Church, Black River Falls. He was employed at Perkins Restaurants for 33 years and most recently owner of Commercial Gaskets of America.
Tom died suddenly on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay, WI at the age of 52 years.
Tom is survived by his wife, Brenda Weinzetl; his children, Shelby (Leroy) Herrera, Anthony (Theresa) Weinzetl and Bethany Weinzetl; grandchildren, Anthony Jordan, Carsen, Talen and Carter; his mother, Virginia (Gene) Regnier; sisters and brothers, Cathy (Richard) Dallenbach, Keith (Judie), Tim (Peggy), Jeff (Tami) and Joe (Jan) Weinzetl and Sara Regnier. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Weinzetl.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to “Give Kids the World” Foundation of Orlando, FL appreciated.