In Memoriam

David J. Jensen, 58

Jensen, David J. Age 58 of Lakeville passed away July 10, 2017. Preceded in death by his mother, Shirley. Survived by his father, Norbert Jensen; brother, Bradley (Mary Pat) Jensen and sisters: Kristy (John) Bertsch and Peggy (Jim) Spadafore; also survived by his loving nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation Friday, July 14, 2017 from 5-7pm with a service at 6pm at White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Tr., Lakeville (952-459-2723). Burial of ashes at All Saint Catholic Cemetery, Lakeville, MN. Condolences:

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Pam (Krejce) Hobson, 55

Hobson, Pamela K., age 55 of Lakeville passed away on December 25, 2015. Proceeded in death by parents Anthony and Geraldine Krejce; brother Daniel Krejce. Survived by husband Jim; children Nolan (Sarah), Rennie and Leslie Hobson; grandchildren Lidia and Violet; siblings JoAnn (Harold) Puri, Ken Krejce and Toni (Mike) Zitek. Memorial Service 11 AM Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville, MN. Gathering of family and friends one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the A.L.S. Foundation.

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Dwight Poulton

Dwight Poulton passed away on November 25, 2015. His funeral was held on Friday, December 4th at 11 am with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Lakeville,MN.


Timothy Melgaard, 56

Melgaard, Timothy Alan age 56, from Elko, MN, walked into the arms of the Lord on the evening of Friday, November 20th, 2015. Tim was preceded in death by his grandparents, Evelyn and Alvin Vick, from Elko, MN, Herman Melgaard and Oral Lowe, from Wilmar, MN and Great aunt and uncle Esther (Toots) and Leonard Roland. Tim is survived by his loving parents, Dennis and Carol Melgaard, his only son, Josh Melgaard and his devoted siblings; brother Chip Melgaard, and sisters Wendy (Larry) Bolton, Beth (Chuck) Ratzlaff, and Heidi (John) Juenke, all from Elko, MN. Along with many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Timmy was a talented athlete with a deep love for baseball. You could often find him watching the Muskies at the Fishbowl surrounded by friends and family with a smile. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for the Elko/New Market Fire Department for many years. Tim will always be remembered as a kind hearted man, with a strong love for his family. Please join us on Saturday, December 5th to celebrate Tim's life. Visitation from 10am-12 pm at Christiana Lutheran Church, funeral service to follow. Refreshments will be provided.


Karen Marie (Fossum) Perrizo, 54

Karen Marie (Fossum) Perrizo, age 54 of Crystal passed away October 24, 2014.

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Anne (Olmen) Olson, 52

(June 16, 1961 - November 11, 2013)

Anne Olson, 52, passed away at Alaska Regional Hospital Anchorage, AK on November 11, 2013. Anne Olson was born on June 6, 1961. Arrangements are with Janssen's Eagle River Funeral Homes.

Timothy Undesser

Timothy Undesser, 52

(April 10, 1960 - February 2013)

Died unexpectedly.
David Wallin

David John Wallin, 52

(October 19, 1959 - April 13, 2012)

David J. Wallin Age 52 of Hastings formerly of Lakeville passed away April 13, 2012. Preceded in death by parents Edward D. and Ruth (Ecklund) Wallin and brothers Mark and Edward Wallin. Survived by loving son, David Wallin; sister Sheryl Wallin; also other loving relatives and friends. Funeral Service 11AM Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at St Johns Lutheran Church 20165 Heath Ave Lakeville with visitation one hour prior to service at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Linda O'Brien

Linda O'Brien, 51
(October 9, 1959- Feb. 12, 2011)

Linda M. O'Brien, 51, of New Prague, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at The Lodge on Natchez in Elko New Market, after battling cancer. She donated her body to the University of Minnesota Anatomical Bequest Program for Research Studies with hope in finding a cure.

Linda was born October 9, 1959, in Shakopee, a daughter of Larry Ronald Meyer and Winafred Woolard Meyer. She married Timothy J. "O.B." O'Brien on May 26, 1988, at Shakopee.

She is survived by grandchildren Allan James, Ohio, Desiree S. Moore, New Prague, Terry Moore II, Winnebago and Danielle Moore, Winnebago; and their father Terry Moore, Winnebago; and sisters Renee (Bob) Kopp, Tenstrike, and Judy (Michael) Abrams, Savage.

She was preceded in death by her husband on December 25, 2010; daughter Angela Budreau on January 6, 2011; and her parents.

Services for Linda and Angela are pending at a later date in 2012 at Spring Lake Cemetery in Prior Lake.

Memorials are preferred.  Arrangements are with Bruzek Funeral Home in New Prague.

Pamela Kinzell

Pamela J. (Kinzell) Brinkhaus, 50

Passed away unexpectedly May 24th, 2010. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marion Kinzell, as well as her dogs Bandit and Lexie Lou. Pam and Todd had a wonderful and loving marriage and shared many interests. Pam enjoyed trips to the A&W Drive-In with her husband and two dogs, Tippy and Casey. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin and friend. Survived by her husband, Todd; children, Cindy (Eric) Wold, Beth (Wes) Vohnoutka, Jerry (special friend Lisa) Brinkhaus, Deanna (special friend Nick) Brinkhaus, Joe Kinzell, Christian Smith, Julie Koktavy; grandchildren, Todd, Jake, Alicia, Brandonn, Aryana, Joey, Nathan, William, Christian Jr.; siblings, Mike (Mary) Kinzell, Sandy (Don) Smith; cousin, Gary (Shelly) McNevin. In honor of Pam's wishes a private memorial service was held on Friday. Memorials and condolences can be sent to: The Brinkhaus Family, P.O. Box 15, Elko, MN 55020.
Mary Derhag

Mary (Derhaag) Oaks, 42

(July 15, 1960-August 3, 2002)

Mary Elizabeth Oaks, 42, died August 3, 2002 at Baptist Medical Center-Beaches following a brief illness. She was born July 15, 1960 in Watertown, MN and moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1997. Mary was an edit supervisor for Alliance Mortgage Company and enjoyed collecting cow memorabilia. She also enjoyed walking and gardening. She was a member of the Catholic faith. Family members include her husband, Marty Oaks; daughters, Megan (Chris) LeCuyer of Okinawa, Japan and Leslie Oaks of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Trinity and Alexander LeCuyer; brother, Thomas Derhaag of Arizona; sisters, Nancy Gollan and Cindy Weinzierl both of Minnesota and her mother and father-in-law. Her parents, a brother and a sister predeceased Mary. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 7th in the QUINN-SHALZ Chapel followed by a service celebrating her life at 7:00 p.m. with the Reverend William Kelly of St. Pauls Catholic Church, officiating. Interment will be in Watertown, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donors favorite charity. 3rd St. at Ponte Vedra Blvd., 249-1100, .  
James Chlan

Jim Chlan - 2008

Chlan, James E. age 45 of Apple Valley on January 4, 2006. Survived by beloved wife, Donna. Loving Children: Jeremy & Jaclyn. Parents: Jim & Evelyn Chlan. Brothers: Bernie, Dan (Tami), & Joe (Sheri) Chlan. Sisters: Jane (Todd) Kniefel & Aggie (Todd) Holliday. In-Laws: Francis & June Roiger. Also by many other loving relatives and friends. Funeral Service: 11am Monday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (Fairview Ridges Campus) Burnsville. Visitation Sunday from 1-4pm at White Funeral Home - Apple Valley and one hour prior to the service at Church. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.
Peter Coldren
Peter Coldren

Pete Coldren - 40

(September 12, 1960 - November 5, 2000)

Peter has left a legacy that should serve as an inspiration to us all. He had only a few burning passions of his heart that he tried to live out each day. His greatest desire was to give God glory with his life. He desired to obey God and humble himself constantly so that God would make his life worthwhile. He had no greater joy than influencing others to come to a personal and eternal relationship with God. For those who already believed, he yearned to encourage them 10 experience and walk in their total freedom in Christ: free from fear, anxiety, and guilt.

Many years ago, Peter placed his faith in Jesus Christ for his salvation. He knew that he no longer needed to carry guilt since the whole meaning of Christ's death was to totally forgive all who would come to Him in humility.

Because of Christ's forgiveness of his sins, Peter enjoyed 100% assurance that when his life ended here, he'd live forever in heaven sitting at Jesus' feet.

In August, 1999, Peter was diagnosed with major heart problems right before our wedding. This diagnosis actually helped to explain some of the physical and emotional struggles that he had faced in the past 5 years, yet is was a shock to learn that a man so young and healthy had a bad heart.

Peter and I knew that his health problems were potentially life-threatening yet we made a pact before God and to each other that we would not be controlled by nor live in fear. Comforted by our absolute assurance of Peter's future in heaven, we passionately pursued a life to honor God in every way. Peter had the tenacity of 100 horses! He refused to quit and overcame many obstacles against him. He lived by the motto, "You only fail if you quit." Peter's joy and passion radiated to everyone he met; to his family, his wife, and even to the mailman! He gave others much laughter, joy, and challenge.

Peter's heart for Christ was demonstrated in his ministry/ business of Key Promises, Led by God, he designed verse cards with God's Biblical Promises, which would make the word of God readily available to people all day long. The goal of Key Promises is to help others focus their minds and hearts so strongly on God that they'd begin to rise above living a mediocre life.

Peter's favorite personal promise is found in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10: "But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."

Even though Peter knew he was weak in many ways, he boasted gladly of his weaknesses instead of trying to hide them. As a result, he greatly experienced God's great power in his life.

God, the Father, gave up His only son so that we all could go to Heaven. I love you al, but 1 know that I would never have willingly given up my husband so that you would believe. But now that God has taken him home, there'd be no greater honor or tribute to Peter's life than your taking up his challenge to you: "Today if you hear God's voice, do not harden your heart." Please do not harden your hearts to God's voice that you continually heard through Peter's life. If you hear God's voice through this memorial service, please grasp his challenge to you and turn to God and enjoy true love and freedom.


Steve Marek, 26

(March 29, 1960 - October 17, 1986)

Classmate, friend, son and brother, was born March 29, 1960 and passed away October 17, 1986.

Steve is survived by his parent’s John and Harriet, sisters Kathy Piker, LuAnne Bernard, Monica Bellows, Mary Ryker and brother Duane Marek, grandparents Eugene and Ludmilla Moradeck and Anges Marek.

Visitation was held at White Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. October 20, at All Saints Catholic Church, Lakeville, MN. Interment All Saints Church Cemetery.

Timothy Pivec

Tim Pivec, 20

(August 22, 1960 - October 31, 1980)

Funeral services for Timothy Francis Pivec were held Monday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. at All Saints church, Lakeville, with father Gregg Welch offering the mass of Christian Burial. Joining him in servies were father Rowan, Father Clem Zweber and chuck Bernard.

Timothy Pivec, son of Robert C. and Alice (Mahowald) Pivec of Lakeville, died October 31 at the age of 20 years, as the result of a motor vehicle accident near New Prague.

He attended All Saints Parochial School and Lakeville public schools. He was employed at Donlie Underground.

He is survived by his parents, his brothers Steven and Thomas, sister Susan, grandmothers Mrs. Anna Mahowald and Mrs. Agnes Pivec.

Pallbearers were Jeffrey Mahowald, Dylan Larson, Robert Ruh, Mark Mahowald, Dwane Larson and Dan Deutsch.

Visitation was held at White Funeral Home, Lakeville. Interment was at All-Saints Church Cemetary.