Maefern Christianson, 88
Maefern (Averill) Christianson died June 13, 2008
in Peoria, AZ. She was 88 years old.
She was born September 21, 1919 on a farm south
of Tracy, MN to Burton and Lillie (Rae) Averill.
She graduated from Tracy High School in 1938. Maefern
moved to Moline, IL in 1956 where she worked as
an inspector for the Y&S Candy Company until
Maefern really enjoyed doing arts, crafts and playing
cards with her many friends in her retirement community.
She was an avid Minnesota Viking fan and just loved
her Arizona Diamondback baseball team. No doubt,
the biggest love of her life were her four sons.
She never failed to brag about “her boys”
to anyone who would listen.
Maefern is survived by sons, Terry (Maureen) Fetter
of Peoria, AZ, Larry (Pat) Fetter of Shoreview,
MN, Paul Fetter of Peoria, AZ and Warren (Rosie)
Fetter of Moline, IL.
She is also survived by sisters, Florence McHugh
of Newburg, WI, Beverly Knutson of Mesa, AZ, stepdaughter
Sandra Gibson of Delaware and Sis (Joe) Beierman
of Tracy, MN. Maefern loved Sis as a daughter.
She had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her first husband James
K. Fetter, second husband Oris (Chris) Christianson,
sisters Norenne Stencel, Bernetta Holm, brother
Mort Averill, granddaughter Darlene Fetter and stepdaughter
Graveside services will be held at a later date
in a family cemetery in Radcliffe, Iowa.
Curtis Wiese, 63
Funeral services for Curtis Lee Wiese of Morris
were held Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Assumption
Catholic Church in Morris.
Curtis Lee Wiese, son of Clarence “Boots”
and Edith (Thormodsgard) Wiese, was born December
16, 1944 in Morris, Minnesota. He was baptized and
confirmed at Our Redeemers Lutheran Church in Hancock.
He began his schooling at Hancock, where he graduated
from Hancock High School in 1963. Curt continued
his education at the Willmar Technical College,
St. Thomas College and the Anoka-Ramsey Community
College. Curt’s first job was with the Hancock
Police Department. He then moved to Roseville, where
he worked as a supervisor and then to Tracy, Minnesota,
where he continued as Police Chief. In 1987, Curt
returned to Morris, where he served as Chief of
Police until 2001, when he retired.
In 1996, Curt met the love of his life and best
friend, Lori. They were united in marriage on May
17, 1997. The couple traveled all over the United
States and Canada. Curt was diagnosed with ALS on
August 2, 2006.
Curt was a member of Assumption Catholic Church
in Morris, where he was received at the Easter Vigil
in 2002. He also served in the United States Army.
Curt died on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at his home
in Morris, having lived to reach the age of 63 years.
He is survived by his wife: Lori Wiese of Morris;
six children: Steve (Melinda) Selk of Lakewood,
CO, Beth (Brian) DeWenter of Osakis, Craig (Lisa)
Selk of Hayfield, Cindy (Paul) Suedkamp of Coralville,
IA, Tanya (Mike) Robillard of Manchester, CT and
Kris Wiese of Manchester, CT; 14 grandchildren;
one sister: Coleen (Keith) Koehl of Morris and one
brother: Neil (Pam) Wiese of Morris.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Morris. Military
rites were provided by the Morris American Legion,
VFW and AmVets
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris was in charge of
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