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Obituaries from the week of August 21, 2002

Wallace Greenfield, 82

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, August 22, 2002 for Wallace Greenfield at Lake Sarah Lutheran Church in Garvin. Services will be at 2 p.m. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. at Tracy Area Funeral Home in Tracy with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue on Thursday at the church one hour prior to the service.

Wallace Greenfield died Monday at Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy, reaching the age of 82.

Burial will be in the Bethany Lutheran Cemetery in Garvin, with arrangements being handled by Tracy Area Funeral Home, Tracy, MN.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Charles Hoffrogge, 51

Charles Hoffrogge, 51, of St. James, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato.

Funeral service were held Friday, Aug. 16, at First Lutheran Church in St. James, with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery in St. James. Arrangements were handled by Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.

Charles Richard Hoffrogge was born Oct. 17, 1950, in Springfield to Siebo and Gladys (Harold) Hoffrogge. He was a 1968 graduate of Walnut Grove High School.

He is survived by his wife Bonni Hoffrogge of St. James; daughters, Kristi Rust of St. James, and Kari Wensauer of Mountain Lake; five grandchildren; and sisters, Darlene Therkelson of Jeffers, and Monica Geihl of Hanley Falls.

Charles Richard Hoffrogge was born Oct. 17, 1950, in Springfield to Siebo and Gladys (Harold) Hoffrogge. He was a 1968 graduate of Walnut Grove High School.

Willard Lutterman, 76

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002 for Willard Lutterman, at Christ The King Catholic Church with Father James Hahn officiating. Greta Lutterman, accompanied by Mary Kuhn, provided the special music.

Pallbearers were Amber Tonn, Andrew Norberg, Brea, Cara, Laura, Denesa, Zach and Tim Lutterman.

Honorary pallbearers were Jaime Wills, Sarah Tonn, Chad and Chip Davis, Shannon Greenough, Aaron, Joshua, Greta, Alexander, Theodore, Anna, Kaleb, Michelle and Elizabeth Lutterman.

He was born in Ocheyedan, IA on March 8, 1926 to Ube and Martha (White) Lutterman. He grew up on a farm near Balaton, MN.

Bill served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He later worked as a certified radiologic technologist for seven years at the Braham hospital. It was there he met his wife, Betty Jane Peterson. They were married on Feb. 18, 1950. Bill worked as the head of the x-ray department at the Cambridge hospital for 30 years, since its opening in 1956.

His pride and joy, second to his family, was his vegetable garden. Other hobbies included hunting, fishing, shooting pool with his buddies, taking trips to the Hinckley casino and playing his harmonica for the kids.

Willard F. “Bill” Lutterman, 76, of Cambridge passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty; sons Dean (Judy) of Maple Grove, Dennis of Ham Lake, Mark (Alison) of Duluth, Jim of Cambridge, Duane (Denise) of Cambridge, Kenny (Janice) of Cambridge; daughters Debra Tonn of Andover and Karen (Rob) Davis of Andover; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Teresa Johnson of Lake Benton, Rosella Lanoue of Tracy, Rita Medrud of Milroy, Marion Swan of Tracy, Margaret Kelly of Mankato, Armella Deutz of Marshall; brothers Raymond of Tyler, Delmer of Glenwood and Alfred of White Bear Lake, many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ube and Martha, son Michael, brother Eddie.

Interment was in Christ The King Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were with the Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.

Vincent P. Phelan, 82

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 20, 2002 for Vincent P. Phelan at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Currie, Minnesota. Father Paul Evers officiated. Soloist was Marian Johnson with Kayo Silvernale as cantor and Patty LeClaire as organist.

Casket bearers were Jonathan Mensing, David Mensing, Robert Langdon, Phil Schreier, Ryan Ricketts, Charles Ricketts, Kim Heffern and Romane Dold. Honorary casket bearers were Gerald Phelan, Sr., William Phelan and his grandchildren.

Vincent Patrick Phelan was born October 22, 1919 to Francis J. and Brida (Kavanaugh) Phelan on the family farm outside of Currie, MN, Murray Township, Murray County. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Currie. He attended school at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School and as a young man farmed with his family. He traveled to Omaha, NE where he trained in mechanics and avionics. He once built an airplane when taking a course there. He also completed a correspondence course in electronics. In 1985, he proudly received his GED diploma at the age of 66 years.

On March 29, 1952, Vince married Alicia J. Gloria in St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada. The couple made their home on the family farm where Vince did all of the engine repairs on tractors, cars, and trucks. In 1957, they built their own home, residing there till the present.

Vince enjoyed running his model train set, flying model airplanes, fishing, pheasant and duck hunting, and played a lot of baseball in his younger days. He was a good pitcher in his day. He enjoyed watching Twins baseball, Vikings football, and Tracy-Milroy girls' basketball and volleyball. He and Alicia received an autographed basketball from the 2001-02 team for being such avid fans. Vince also enjoyed photography, winning many ribbons at the Murray County Fair over the years. He was an accomplished gardener, having extensive vegetable gardens each year and sharing his tomatoes with friends. He also won many ribbons at the fair with his garden produce. Vince was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and was a member of the Murray County Horticultural Society.

In June of 2002, Vince entered the Tracy Nursing Home where he died Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at the age of 82.

Vincent is survived by his wife, Alicia; one son, Francis (Linda) of Savage, MN; five daughters, Gloria (David) Mensing of Zumbrota, MN, Myra (Charles) Ricketts of Wabasso, MN, Josephine (Robert) Langdon of Dallas, TX, Alice (and soon to be born son) of Sherman Oaks, CA and Leila (Kim) Heffern of Woodbury, MN; 11 grandchildren, Rebecca, Jonathan, Melissa and Katherine Mensing, Ryan, Alissa and Michael Ricketts, Stephen and Andrew Langdon, Alec and Marisa Heffern and the 12th grandchild on the way; two brothers, Gerald, Sr. of Denton, TX and William E. of Currie, MN; one sister-in-law, Florence Phelan of Arlington Heights, IL; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His parents, one brother, Joseph and one sister, Marie preceded him in death.

Interment was in Immaculate Heart of Mary cemetery, Currie, MN with the Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling arrangements.