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Obituaries from the week of March 2, 2005

Robert Cooreman, 72

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2005 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy for Robert Cooreman, age 72 of Tracy. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, March 4 at the Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy with a 4 p.m. Rosary and a 7 p.m. prayer service. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Tracy.

Robert died Monday, February 28, 2005 at the Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy.

Arrangements are being handled by Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy. A complete obituary will be published next week.


Sister Laura Corcoran. 97

Sister Laura Corcoran, 97, a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rochester, MN, who served as an educator, died on February 24, 2005, at Assisi Heights.

Born Helen Corcoran on May 22, 1907 in Gaylord, MN, Sister Laura entered the Franciscan Congregation in 1924. She made profession of vows in 1926 and began her teaching ministry at St. James, MN. She also taught in Owatonna, Winona, Austin and Waseca. Sister Laura was the Regional Directress for the Western Area when it was established in Tracy in 1967. From 1971-73 she served in the New Ulm Diocese as Sister Vicar for Religious. She also ministered for nine years as pastoral assistant at St. Mary’s Parish, Sleepy Eye. Sister Laura celebrated her diamond jubilee in 1986 and retired to Assisi Heights in 1995.

A Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, Assisi Heights.

Memorials are suggested to Sisters of St. Francis of Rochester, Office of Benefactor Relations, Assisi Heights, 1001 14th St. NW, Rochester, 55901.


Hazel Johnson, 92

Hazel E. Johnson, formerly of Benson, MN died Sunday, February 27, 2005 at the Alvera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 92. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 4, 2005 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in the Benson City Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Almlie Funeral Home of Balaton, MN.


David Klingbeil, 48

Memorial services were held on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN for David Klingbeil. Rev. Duane Miller officiated. Organist was Twyla Hungerford with Leon Kruse as soloist.

David Clyde Klingbeil was born March 30, 1956 in Slayton, MN to James and Yvonne McFarland Klingbeil. He grew up in Slayton and graduated from Slayton High School in 1974. He attended Crookston Technical College after high school. David worked in Mankato for a few years then moved back to Slayton.

The past several years, David lived at Southgate Apartments in Slayton. He also helped his parents at their home in Slayton

David passed away on February 22, 2005 in Worthington, MN at the age of 48.

He was baptized, confirmed and a life member of Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton. David enjoyed fishing, reading, caring for the family farm and working with his dad in the garage and at the farm.

He is survived by his parents, Jim and Yvonne Klingbeil of Slayton; three brothers and their wives: Bill and Barbara Klingbeil of Brooklyn Park, MN, Doug and Mary Klingbeil of Niwot, CO and Philip and Caryn Klingbeil of Bloomington, MN; niece, Andrea (Dan) McLaughlin of Champlin, MN and one grand niece, Abby McLaughlin of Champlin, MN.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents.

Interment was in Slayton Memorial Gardens, Slayton, MN with the Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton handling the arrangements.


Janet Kremin, 82

Janet M. Kremin age 82 of Milroy passed away Saturday, February 26, 2005 at her home. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2005 at the Tracy Area Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be held at a later date. The Tracy Area Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Janet was born July 27, 1922 in Westline Township, Minnesota to Jacob and Ann (Solseth) Gieser. She attended Milroy schools.

On October 10, 1939, Janet was united in marriage to Ray Kremin. Following their marriage, the couple resided in Milroy. Raymond was self employed working with Underwood and Westline Townships as a gravel truck and snow plow operator. Janet worked at the Milroy Creamery for several years, and at Control Data in Redwood Falls for 10 years. Ray passed away August 2, 1996. Janet continued living in her home in Milroy up until the time of her death. She enjoyed painting and gardening.

Janet is survived by her two sons: Gene Kremin and wife Pat of Chaska and Darrell of Milroy; seven grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; a special friend Nancy Schmiesing and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray, three sons, three brothers, and three grandchildren.


Jason Timmerman, 24

Funeral services for Jason Timmerman, age 24 of Tracy were held on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall, MN.

Jason Gary Timmerman returned to be with the Lord, on February 21, 2005 at the age of 24 in Baghdad, Iraq.

Jason is survived by his wife Teresa (Hildebrand); his parents Gary and Pat of Cottonwood; his three brothers: Eric & fiancÚ Lisa Terpstra, Craig & Travis; his grandparents: Andrew & Mary Timmerman and Anna Verly; his in-laws: Wes, Carol and Karen Hildebrand; as well as many other relatives and friends in the United States and Canada.

Jason graduated from Lakeview High School in Cottonwood, Minnesota and went on to pursue a Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of Science in Computer Education Technology at Dakota State University in Madison, SD. Jason and Teresa were married on December 20, 2003. At the time of his deployment, Jason was employed at North Star Insurance Company of Cottonwood.

During his short time with us, Jason shared his passion for life and his country. He will be remembered for his love, laughter and a sense of adventure in bringing joy to all those around him.

Jason fought for his nation, and in following his lead, memorials can be made to a memorial fund in his name at Minnwest Bank South in Tracy, MN or Home Federal Bank in Brookings, SD and Marshall, MN.

Interment was in the St. Clotilde Catholic Cemetery in Green Valley, MN. The Tracy Area Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


Joseph Troseth, 83

Joseph Troseth, 83 of Richfield, MN passed away February 20, 2005 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN. Services were held on February 23 at the Morris Nilsen Chapel in Richfield with burial services at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Weston Troseth, Derrick Vandromme, Louis duCharme, Dylan Vandromme, Daren Emkes, and Tom Blanchard.

Joseph Troseth was born November 22, 1921 to Albert and Petra (Rise) Troseth in rural Lake Park, MN. He attended school in Lake Park and served his country with the US Army in WWII from 1942 to 1946. On January 25, 1948 Joe married Donna Anderson in Tracy, MN. He worked in the old ice cream store and also as a farm hand in Tracy, then moved to Morton to manage the bakery until moving back to Tracy in 1955. He then worked at the Tracy Elementary School as a custodian. In 1967, they moved to Minneapolis and was employed at Dunwoody Institute for 20 years then at Southdale Center for another 10 years before retiring.

He enjoyed working, woodworking, golfing, and spending time at their vacation home at the Traveler’s Country Club on the Mississippi in Clearwater, MN.

Joe is survived by Donna, his loving wife of 57 years, son Warren (Betty Jo) Troseth of Grapevine, TX, daughter Judy (Tom) Tighe of Westbrook, MN, grandchildren Laura (Louis) duCharme of Tracy, Renae (Daren) Emkes of Maynard, MN, Leslie (Tom) Blanchard of Newport, MN, Weston (Katie) Troseth and Mary (Toby) Howard both of Flower Mound Texas, great-grandchildren Derrick, Ashley and Dylan Vandromme, Danielle and Makayla Emkes, Kayla and Scott Blanchard, and Taylor Grace Troseth and one sister, Margaret Schoneman of Watkins, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister and four brothers.