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Obituaries from the week of September 3, 2008

Bruce Kirkpatrick, 86
Bruce W. Kirkpatrick, Registered Pharmacist, age 86, passed away August 27, 2008 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Home, St. Paul.
Survived by his wife, Marcella; daughters, Linda (James) Burri, Candy (James) Moffitt; son, Peter; grandchildren, Matthew, Michael & Sarah; brother, Dean (Mava) Kirkpatrick.
A veteran of WWII, involved with Masons, Eastern Star, & Scottish Rite. Memorial Service Wed., September 3, 2 p.m., visitation 1 p.m. at Minnetonka Lutheran Church, 16023 Mtka Blvd., Mtka. Masonic Service, open to all, on Saturday, September 13, 11 a.m. at 249 Water St, Excelsior.

Loren Leversedge, 45
Loren Leversedge, age 45, born July 2, 1963 in Tracy, MN the last of seven sons of Harold and Betty Ann Leversedge. He grew up in Currie, MN to the age of 18. He attended school in Currie for 5 years, he then attended Tracy Elementary and Tracy High School until 1981. He moved to New Ulm to live with his brother Philip & family New Ulm attending Alternative School and receiving his GED.
He married Donna Groebner of New Ulm and they have two children Ashley and Scott.
For the last 2-1/2 years, Loren was cared for at Haugbeck Support Services. He moved to Sleepy Eye Care Center shortly before his death. There after saying goodbye to his family and friends he passed away on August 24, 2008.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Betty, two brothers, Scott and Brian, and his sister Kathy.
He is survived by children Ashley and Scott, his father, Harold, of Slayton. He is also survived by brothers, Lewis of Minneapolis, Bruce of Minneapolis, Philip of Two Harbors, Alan of Colorado Springs.
A memorial service is scheduled for September 6, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Memorials may be directed to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

Rosella Truedson, 79
Rosella Romona Truedson was born January 15, 1929 to August and Ellen (Dahlgren) Johnson on a farm in Johnsonville Township, Redwood County, MN. She was baptized February 19, 1929 and later confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove, MN. She attended Country School District # 19 and then Walnut Grove High School. After graduation she attended Mankato Commercial College and received her 2 year degree as a legal secretary. She worked as a secretary for several insurance offices in the metro area.
On September 12, 1959 Rosella married Warner Truedson in Minneapolis, MN. They made their home in Tracy, MN for a couple years and before moving to Walnut Grove. In 1970 they moved onto the Truedson home farm where they remained until 1999 when they retired into Tracy. Over the years Rosella was a housewife and mother and later worked as a home health aide for Redwood County for approximately 10 years. In 2002 Rosella moved into an apartment in Marshall, MN.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove her whole life where she was active in numerous women’s’ groups. Rosella enjoyed flowers and plants, painting, sculpting, wood carving and was an avid reader. In the past she also enjoyed raising and showing horses and trail riding.
On July 2, 2008 Rosella became a resident of the Hospice House in Marshall where she died Monday, August 25, 2008 at the age of 79.
Rosella is survived by her two sons, Scott (Lisa) Truedson of Marshall, MN and Wayne Truedson of Walnut Grove, MN; four granddaughters, Chelsea, Nicole, Kelly and Regan; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Her husband, Warner, her parents, four brothers, Elmer (Gertrude), Hubert, Harry (Beatrice), E. Robert, and one sister, Elvina (William) Kaufenberg preceded her in death.

Louise Wyffels, 85
Louise Madeline Wyffels was born October 22, 1922 in Marshall, Minnesota, one of 10 children of Math and Elizabeth Anthony.
She married her sweetheart across the road, Charles C. Wyffels and they were successful farmers in Minnesota. Charles preceded her in death in May of 1978. She retired to West St. Paul area to be near her son, daughter and grandchildren. She is survived by Duane C. Wyffels, retired, married to Doris in Roswell, New Mexico, her daughter, Diane Godfrey, nurse in Egan, Minnesota and Darlene Loose, realtor in Visalia, California. She had three grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Three years ago, she left the snow country and moved to Visalia near Darlene
She will be remembered by her love of flowers and her home, her kindness, her love of life, family and friends (and her grand-dogs) and her caregiver, Maria Marquez. She continued her journey of believing in God and Jesus Christ on August 19, 2008. She instilled great pride, high ethics, the ability to love and share in her children. She will be missed by all.
On September 12, 2008 a mass will be said in her memory by Father Bob Wyffels and Father Robert at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Services will follow the Mass with a reception in the church basement. Prior to the Mass, the Rosary will be said at the church at 8:30 a.m. with visitation following rosary.
In lieu of flowers, she would love any assistance to the local SPCA or charity of your choice.