Jerald H. Bonnett
Jerald H. Bonnett, age 35, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died September 20, 1998, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls from injuries received in an accident.
Funeral services were held September 25 at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls with Rev. Mark Erickson officiating. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery.
Jerald H. Bonnett was born October 17, 1962, in Princeton, MN, to Darwin and Janet (Deranian) Bonnett. At the age of six months his family moved to Hawthorn, CA. He grew up there and attended elementary school at Lockhaven Christian School and York Public School in Hawthorn. In 1973, his family moved to Cushing, MN. He attended Little Falls Middle School and Little Falls High School, graduating in 1980. He worked in Minneapolis in a tool and die shop. Jerald moved to Little Falls where he resided until his death. He was a member of the Christian Baptist Church in Cushing, MN.
Survivors include his parents, Darwin and Janet Bonnett of Little Falls, MN; brothers, Jene and wife May Bonnett of Huntington Beach, CA, Jerome Bonnett of Redondo Beach, CA; sisters, Aeron Baum and husband Tom of Little Falls, Armen Swanson and husband Don of Redondo Beach, CA and four nephews and three nieces.
Casketbearers were Jene and Jerome Bonnett, Shane and Nathan Baum, Todd, Tony and Vincent Wendt, and Johnny Stolz.
Marilyn Theresa Slater died September 21, 1998, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd, MN, at the age of 72.
Funeral services were held September 26 at the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Onamia, MN, with Father William McNiff officiating. Interment followed at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wahkon, MN.
Marilyn was born on March 20, 1926, in Brainerd, to Joseph and Mary (Keminski) Smude. She grew up and attended school in Onamia. She was united in marriage to Bob Slater in January of 1943 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Onamia. She worked as a nurses’ aide at the Onamia Nursing Home for 18 years. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, and taking care of her flowers.
Survivors include her children, Bonnie Holtz and husband Dave of East Bethel, MN, Charlotte Slater of Little Falls, Michael and wife Barb of Coon Rapids, MN, Randy Slater of Wahkon,Cindy Roden and husband Allen of Monticello, MN and Rebecca Jenkins of Onamia; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sisters, Marlys Olson and Margie Boser of Onamia; and brother, Jerome Smude of Onamia. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bob, son Billy, sister Marion and brother Jimmy.
David John Poster, age 67, a resident of Buckman, MN, died September 19, 1998, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN.
Mass of Christian burial was held September 22 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman with Rev. Ron Dockendorf officiating. Burial was in St. Michael’s parish cemetery.
David was born April 29, 1931, in Buckman Township, Morrison County, MN, to the late Louis and Margaret (Stumpf) Poster. He grew up in Buckman Township and attended country school. He graduated from Little Falls High School in 1949. After high school he farmed with his father. David was united in marriage to Maxine M. Hoheisel on June 14, 1955, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz, MN. Since their marriage, the couple has farmed and resided in Buckman Township. David played in the Jolly Vagabond Band as a drummer for many years and enjoyed playing cards. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and St. Michael’s Society in Buckman.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine; sons, Greg Poster and wife Donna of Royalton, MN, and Russ Poster and wife Gloria of Buckman; daughters, Debbie Poster of Buckman, Diane Lardy and husband Mark of Richmond, MN, and Denise Loidolt and husband Reid of Golden Valley, MN; brothers, Lawrence Poster and wife Leora of Pierz, James Poster and wife Phyllis of Royalton and Daniel Poster of Little Falls, MN, and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Morgan Lardy and brother Clarence Poster.
Honorary pallbearers were Donald Kelzenberg, Bob Seppelt, Reiny Theis, Ronnie Przybilla, Marvin Przybilla and Ambrose Janski.
Pallbearers were John, Steve, Mike, Gordie, Jerry and Kevin Poster.
Reinhard Motschke, age 65, a resident of Waite Park, MN, formerly of Buckman, MN, died September 15, 1998, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Mass of Christian burial was held September 19 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park.
Reinhard was born February 24, 1933, in Buckman to Albert and Mary (Pauser) Motschke. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Novak on October 20, 1958, in St. Peter’s and Paul Catholic Church, Gilman, MN. He was amember of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 622, Waite Park Moose Lodge 1400 and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.As a young man, Reinhard’s love of music began early in life. Knowing this, his father bought him an accordion and later a concertina. His band, The Jolly Vagabond, was later Rein’s 4-Piece Concertina Band. He was employed by the St. Cloud VA Medical Center for 30 years in dietetic service before retiring in 1992. Reine performed in various musical groups. They included Reine’s Concertina Band from1954 to 1962 and the Graniteers Orchestra from 1962 to 1981. As of late, he entertained as Reine’s One-Piece Band. A few years ago, Reine and his wife purchased a home in Texas, where they entertained senior citizens in the winter months.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; children, Kevin of St. Cloud, MN, Ken and Douglas of Rockville,MN, Robert of Sartell, MN, Russel of St. Joseph, MN, and Dale of Waite Park; four grandchildren; brothers, Joseph Motschke of Pierz, MN, Sylvester and Leola Motschke of Little Falls, MN, and Leander and Matthew of St. Cloud; sisters, Lauretta (Wilfred) Meyer, Regina (Ralph) Britz, Marcella (Herb) Leeb of Pierz, Dorothy (Leo) Thielen of Little Falls, Delores (Wilfred) Virnig of Pierz and Luella (Willis) Schlegel of Harding, MN, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Mary Motschke.
Barbara Ringwelski, age 84, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died September 19, 1998, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls.
Mass of Christian Burial was September 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls, with Father Nick Landsberger officiating. Burial was atSt. Mary’s Parish Cemetery.
Barbara was born July 24, 1914, to Frank and Veronica (Lashinski) Ringwelski in Little Falls. Barbara was raised in Little Falls and then moved to Chicago, IL, at an early age where she worked for an electronics company for five years. Later, she moved to California where she owned and operated a restaurant for 22 years. In 1972, Barbara moved to Little Falls where she worked at Hub’s Cafe and retired in 1976. She loved to cook and fish.
Survivors include her brothers, Ed Ringwelski and wife Lucille of South St.Paul, MN, George Ringwelski and wife Adeline of South St. Paul; and Al Ringwelski of Little Falls; sister Margaret Wyatt and husband Lowell of Norton, KS: sisters-in-law Leona Ringwelski of Little Falls, and Lavina Ringwelski of South St. Paul; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and four sisters.
Casketbearers were nieces and nephews.
Cecilia (Cele) Sanders
Cecilia (Cele) Boser Sanders, age 80, a resident of Maplewood, MN, died from cancer September 12, 1998, at United Hospital in St. Paul.
Funeral services were held at the Apostolic Bible Church with burial inOakland Cemetery.
Cele was born December 3, 1917, to John L. and Mary (Preimes-berger) Boser. In January, 1940, she married Al Olsen. He passed away in November, 1946, of cancer. Together they had two children. On March 6, 1948, Cele married Franklynn Sanders. Together they had three children.
Survivors include her husband, Franklynn, Sr.; Allen Olsen and wife Nancy;Lillian Weisbro and husband Gary, Franklynn, Jr., and wife Kathy, Bonnie Weisbro, Becky and husband Jim Pagzant; sister, Monica Huver of Pierz and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by son-in-law Dan Weisbro, her first husband, her parents, brothers Anton, Aloyious, Ignatz, Steve, Al, Fred, Tony and Reine and sisters Frances Schmidtbauer, Christine Sontag, Regina Flicker, Veronica Todd and Gert Tomala.
Carl “Art” Bernardson, age 74, a resident of Brooklyn Center, MN, died September 18, 1998.
Funeral services were held September 21 at the Evans Nordby Funeral Home in Brooklyn Center. Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Carl was born October 12, 1923, in Little Falls, MN. He married Doris “Dodie” Jacobson, also of Little Falls, on August 8, 1953, in Little Falls. He was a life member of VFW Post #363, Fridley, MN.
Survivors include wife, Doris “Dodie”; children, Tom, Susan Dusbabek (Michael), Mary Jo Weber (David), Judy Novak (Joe), Anita Sandberg (Tim), Scott; brothers, Clarence, Lawrence and Harry; sisters, Eleanor DeNio, Mary Ann Price; 16 grandchildren and “the Jakes.”
Shawn Michael Grittner
Shawn Michael Grittner, age 21, a resident of Pierz, MN, died September 17, 1998 as a result of a car accident near Pierz.
Mass of Christian Burial held September 21 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman with Father Ken Brenny officiating and Father Ron Dockendorf concelebrating. Shawn will be buried in the St. Michael’s Parish Cemetery.
Visitation 4-9 p.m. Sunday, September 20 at the Brenny Funeral Home in Pierz. Christian Mothers at 7 p.m., Parish Prayers at 8 p.m., and Knights of Columbus at 8:30 p.m. Visitation will also be from 8-10 a.m. on Monday, September 21 at the Brenny Funeral Home in Pierz.
Shawn was born on November 17, 1976, to Ronald and Karen (Loidolt) Grittner in St. Cloud, MN. He went to grade school at St. Michael’s in Buckman. Shawn was a mass server and a member of St. Michael’s Church in Buckman. He attended high school at Pierz Pioneer High School where he graduated in 1995, and then attended St. Cloud Technical College for two years. shawn worked for Preimesberger Lumber as an architectural draftsman. He belonged to the Central Minnesota Railroad Club and was a member of the Central Minnesota Builders Association.
Survivors include his parents, Ronald and Karen Grittner of Buckman, MN and his sister, Melissa, at home; grandparents Ray and Bernadine Loidolt of Pierz, and Regina Grittner of Royalton, MN.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Leo Grittner.
Casketbearers: Aaron Virnig, Preston Fox, Jason Brezinka, Jesse Brezinka, Ryan Butkowski and Corey Butkowski.
Honorary casketbearers: the members of the Minnesota Central Railroad Club.
Stella Kuka, age 101, a resident of Little Falls, MN,died September 16, 1998, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held September 19 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father LeRoy Kremer officiating. Burial was at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Cemetery.
Stella was born September 20, 1896, to John and Josephine (Hemer) Deering in Little Falls, where she lived her entire life. She was united in marriage to Frank Zoran who passed away in 1945. She later married Frank Kuka who passed away in 1981. Stella loved gardening, cooking, and playing cards. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Christian Mothers.
Survivors include daughters, Louise Salitros of New Brighton, MN, Bernice Salitros of Little Falls, MN; Genevieve Belinski of Minneapolis, MN; Marion Moser of Minneapolis; and Bernadine Beniek of Chanhassen, MN; step-daughters, Mary Schininghausen of Wisconsin and Lucille Bisson of Dallas, TX; step-sons John and Joe Kuka of Mesa, AZ; 35 grandchildren; and, 44 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, six sisters, two brothers, one daughter, one step-daughter and two sons.
Casketbearers were Brian Beniek, Gerald Waltman, Joe Salitros, Myron Zoran, Chris Salitros, Bob Salitros, Fred Wresh and Al Spenser.
Ann M. Bonik, age 92, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died September 14, 1998, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.
Funeral services were held September 17 at St. Otto’s Care Center Chapel in Little Falls with Rev. Anthony Kroll officiating. Burial was in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.
Ann was born July 17, 1906, in Royalton, MN, to the late Joseph and Agatha (Schietza) Sobania. She grew up and attended school in Royalton. Ann was united in marriage to Frank X. Bonik on June 27, 1933, in Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton. The couple lived and farmed in Pike Creek Township, Morrison County, until retiring to Little Falls in 1984. Ann cooked at the President’s Cafe in Little Falls and at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. She was also a housekeeper for many residents of Little Falls. Ann enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening and baking. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls.
Survivors include daughters, Mary Ann Athman of Bloomington, MN, Rose Stowell and husband Bob of Burnsville, MN, and Lorraine Bonik of Moorhead, MN; sisters,Rose Hudek of Royalton and Frances Spedivich of Little Falls; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank on March 19, 1988; two infant sons, Louis and Albert Bonik; four brothers, Peter, Tony, Frank and William Sobania and a sister, Mary Polonsky.
Pallbearers were Ron Stowell, Jeff Manske, Lee Morrison, Tim Fitch, Chris Fitch and Cindy Fitch.