Christine “Chris” Quick, 51

Funeral Services for Christine “Chris” Anne Quick were held at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Edsel Miller officiating.  The pianist was Patty LeClaire.  The pallbearers were Shawn Deslauriers, Tom Byrne, Jake Byrne, and Tyson Cooper.  Interment will be private.  A time of gathering was held at Breezy Barn following the services at Christ Lutheran Church.
Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton is entrusted with arrangements. To send condolences visit
Chris Quick was born on April 21, 1967 in Bay Shore Long Island, New York to Gerry and Mickey Infante Quick.  She grew up in Hauppauge, NY where she graduated from high school. Chris decided to make a new life for her self so she moved to Sunrise, FL and lived with her bother Jim and his wife Sue.  She remained in Florida for several years before moving back to New York for two years.  She then moved to Tracy, MN and later to Currie, MN where she and Jared “Bubba” Fogelson made their home.  Chris had a passion for the medical field receiving her EMT and Paramedic License and working at the Slayton and Balaton nursing homes. At the time of her death Chris was working at Runnings Supply in Marshall and at Breezy Barn near Currie.  Chris loved both of her jobs because it gave her the opportunity to visit with people.  Chris was a member of the Murray County Pool League for over 20 years.
Chris passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 51.
Chris had the biggest heart and her family was her number one priority.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandson, her Kindle, visiting with family and friends, shooting pool and hosting 4th of July activities. Having received her wings she is now truly an Angel to us all.
Survivors include Jared “Bubba” Fogelson of Currie, MN, four children, Matt Noakes of Long Island, NY, Jesi Noakes of Minneapolis, MN, Nick Noakes of San Diego, CA and his fiancé, Jessica Kehling of Hamilton OH, and Rylan Fogelson of Currie, MN, one grandson, Jayden Berdahl of Minneapolis, MN, her mother, Gerry Quick of Hudson, FL, seven brothers and sisters and their spouses, Peggy and Geoff Dixon of Virginia, Jim and Sue Quick of Florida, Tony and Tami Maffetone of New York, Julie Elgersma of Florida, John Maffetone of Florida, Victor Quick of Montana, and Donald Quick of Michigan, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her father, Mickey Quick, maternal and paternal grandparents, one brother–in-law, Ken Elgersma, and godparents, Nancy and Richie Hallthaler.

Curtis Christensen, 81

Curtis “Curt” Merle Christensen was born on March 30, 1937 in Pipestone, Minnesota to Fred and Merle Martinsen Christensen.  The family made their home in Ruthton, MN until 1943 when they moved to Slayton, MN.  Curt graduated from Slayton High School in 1955 and then attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN graduating with a Business Degree.  Curt was a member of the Minnesota National Guards and served as an ambulance driver.  Curt farmed and raised cattle while working at John Deere with his mother, Merle.  In 1957 he and his brother, Fred purchased the dealership.
On December 2, 1961 he and Audrey Beech were married at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN. Curt received a patent in the early 1960’s for his Doormaid product, which were produced in Slayton and sold nation wide.  In 1971 he and Audrey divorced and Curt moved to Keeley Island on Lake Shetek.
In 1975 he and Marilyn Monson were married in Las Vegas, NV.  They continued to make their home on Keeley Island. Curt operated John Deere until 1981.   Curt then owned and operated GMA Amusement and also a bar in Sibley, IA called the Cowboy Club.  He and Marilyn divorced in 1985 and Curt moved to Hawaii for 5 years and worked at Vacation National selling timeshares.  In 1992 he returned to Keeley Island.  Curt spent two winters in California before making McAllen, Texas his second home.
Curt passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Amara Hospice in Edinburg, TX at the age of 81.  He was the longest living resident on Keeley Island.  He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton.  Curt was a member of the Jaycee serving as President from 1963 to 1967, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, and the Kiwanis Club.  Curt enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, western movies and cribbage.  Curt loved an adventure whether it was traveling to visit family and friends, taking the grandkids out on the boat or just meeting new people from across the country.
Survivors include his three children Kim Marie Christensen Johnson of Slayton, MN, Craig Christensen and his wife, Dawn of Slayton, MN, and Brett Christensen of St. Peter, MN, two step children, Kim Reed and her husband, Bart of Eden Prairie, MN and Scott Biesemeier of Rushmore, MN, six grandchildren, Kyle, Colton, and Cameron Johnson, Macy and Colin Christensen, and Nichole Christensen and Shane Beitbarth, six step-grandchildren, Lexi, Julia and Ryan Reed, Anthony Lumsden, Katanna Biesemeier, and Darby Biesemeier and Lucky Sayveo, and four step-great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, Marion June Christensen, two sisters, Delores Porter and Marilyn Staples and one brother, Fred J. Christensen.
Memorial Services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dawn Quame officiating.  The organist is Brenda Whitehead with special music by Heidi Winter.  Interment is at Slayton Memorial Gardens in Slayton, MN.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday.  To send condolences visit  Totzke Funeral Home Slayton is entrusted with arrangements.

Helen Erickson, 86

Helen D. Erickson, age 86, of Prior Lake passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN.
Helen, the daughter of George and Lois (Yearing) Willford, was born on June 19, 1931 in Redwood City, CA. She married Donald Erickson on March 24, 1951 in Tracy, MN. They had a loving marriage for 60 years. While raising their family, Helen worked as a manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota for 27 years. She will be remembered for her love of crafts and her numerous artistic talents that ranged from sewing, knitting, and painting to her most recent passion, miniatures, where she developed many close friendships. Helen always looked forward to welcoming a new baby into the family and was blessed with nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She had a young spirit and lived her life to the fullest. She will be deeply missed.
Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents, George and Lois Willford; sister, Rosalie Weber.
Helen is survived by her children, Dianne (Dennis) Bouley, Pam Dauffenbach, Paul (Julie), Susan Merritt; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and her special “miniature” friends group.
Visitation is Friday, June 15, 2018 from 9-10 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. at McNearney-Schmidt Funeral Home, 1220 3rd Ave. E., Shakopee, 952-445-2755. Interment Spring Lake Cemetery, Prior Lake.
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Harold Cooper, 95

Harold Eugene Cooper, age 95 of rural Tracy, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Prairie View Senior Living in Tracy.  The family of Harold Cooper invites friends and family to join them for a casual Celebration Gathering on June 2, 2018 at the Tracy United Methodist Fellowship Hall.  There will be a time for fellowship and lunch from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; and at 1:00 p.m. there will be a service in the Fellowship Hall.  Burial will follow after the service at the Tracy City Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Raymond Thooft, 85

Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond “Ray” Thooft, 85, of Lynd, was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Ghent. Interment followed the service at St. Eloi Catholic Cemetery in Ghent.
Raymond Jerome Thooft was born on May 22, 1933, on the family farm in Island Lake Township to Ernest and Mary (Dobbelaere) Thooft. He grew up, attended Country School and served two years in the U.S. Army.
On October 15, 1958, he was united in marriage to Jean Marie Bernardy. The couple farmed and raised their family in Lynd Township. Ray farmed his whole life, including helping with tillage just a week before his death. He was meticulous about his equipment, livestock and his vehicles. He also enjoyed gardening, tending to his flowers and playing cards. He enjoyed traveling especially a trip to Belgium. Ray and his siblings were born to Belgian immigrants and he still spoke Flemish on occasion. His strong religious believe was shown by his faithful mass attendance. Ray was most passionate about his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities.
Raymond died on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, due to complications following a stroke.
He is survived by daughter Carol (and Stephen) Goblish of Milroy, grandchildren Adam (and Mirinda), Michael (and Stephanie), Melissa (and Brandon), Amanda, Jordan and Kaitlynn, great-grandchildren Owen, Sophia, Abigail, Emmett, Olivia, John and Avery, son David (and Shirley) Thooft of Lynd, grandson Austin (and Kayla), son Dennis (and Mary Jo) Thooft of Lynd, granddaughter Jessica, daughter Joan (and Gary) LaVoy of Tracy, grandchildren Mathew (fiancé Morgan) and Jennifer, son Dean (and Kristin) Thooft of Marshall, grandchildren Zachariah (and Kathryn), Lucas and Joshua, son Kevin (and Kris) Thooft of Janesville, granddaughters Ashley and Allison (and Tanner), son Brian (and Jill) Thooft of Lynd, grandchildren Brayden and Brennen, siblings Emma DeLanghe, Gene (and Agnes), Marian (and Leon) VanDenBroeke, Mary (and George) Lanoue, Jeanette (and Vincent) Lanoue, sisters-in-law Leona, Betty, and Kate, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jean, brothers Amandus, Aime, Ernest and sister Louise, brothers-in-law Ed DeLanghe and Ken Rudd and special family friend Scott Buysse.
Arrangements with Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Directors Marshall, Minnesota

James Grunden, 81

James “Jim” L. Grunden, 81, of Remsen, Iowa passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, IA.
Memorial mass will be Friday, June 8, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, IA with Fr. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen.  Visitation with family present will be 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, with a parish rosary and vigil prayer service all at 5:00 p.m. at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen.  Condolences can be sent online to
Jim was born Sept. 1, 1936, to Leonard and Dorothy (Jackson) Grunden in Walnut Grove, MN.
He was raised in the Walnut Grove area and graduated from Walnut Grove High School in 1954.
In 1956 he married Dorothy Bluestone.  The couple made their home in Minneapolis, MN where they raised four children before divorcing in 1984.  Jim worked as a parts man for those years.
In 1986 he married Kay Loutsch.  He drove truck for R & R Express until 1989 when they moved to Remsen and in 1990 started driving for Arens Trucking.  After retiring in 2002 he went to work for Walmart in 2003 as a greeter till his health changed in 2012.
Jim was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Left to cherish Jim’s memory is his wife, Kay of Remsen; three daughters, Kathy Rykhus, Kim (David) Amundsen and Teresa Johnson all of Redwood Falls, MN; one son, Alan (Mary) Grunden of Tracy, MN; one step-daughter, Jean French of Sioux City, IA; one sister, Bonnie (John) Pagel of Jamestown, ND; two brothers, Larry Grunden of Rochester, MN, Art (Jane) Grunden of Sun Prairie, WI; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; one step-grandson; numerous nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mother & Father-in-law, and his brother, Ron (Kathy) Grunden.

Rosella Truwe, 83

Rosella M. Truwe age 83 of Amiret passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 at the Tracy Area Funeral Home with a 5:00 p.m. Rosary service and 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday at church. Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery at Tracy. Online condolences may be sent at Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Rosella Marie Truwe was born April 17, 1935 in a farmhouse near Garvin, Minnesota to Lawrence Edward and Mary Lucille (Pilaczynski) McCoy. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church. Rosella graduated from Tracy Public School in 1954 and went on to earn her Nursing Assistant Certificate.
On September 10, 1955, Rosella was united in marriage to Robert J. Truwe at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy, Minnesota. The couple resided at Currie, and later settled in Amiret. Rosella worked at Campbell’s Soup Company in Worthington, Minnesota, Christian Manor in Tracy, and Weiner Memorial Hospital in Marshall, Minnesota. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, traveling, and was a fantastic cook and baker. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Rosella is survived by her husband Robert of Amiret; children: Rose Marie Brooks of Tracy, Patricia (Larry) Lavoie of Tracy, Robert (Kathy) of Amiret, Geralyn (Wade) Jensen of Las Vegas, NV, Ann (Joe Knyakal) Truwe of Poynette, WI, Michael J. of Amiret, David of Maynard, and Donald of Marshall; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild; step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; and siblings: Beatrice (Raymond) Maeyaert, Jim (Irene) McCoy, Elizabeth Harberts, and Margaret Geodtke.
She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 infant sons: Michael Robert and baby John.

Rose Onken, 82

Rose Marie Onken age 82 of Tracy passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Prairie View Senior Living in Tracy.  Funeral Services will be held at 11  a.m. Thursday at Tracy Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.  Interment is in the Tracy City Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rose was born June 25, 1935 on the family farm near Fulda, MN to Henry and Kunie (Miller) Basche.  She graduated from Worthington High School in 1953.

Rose married Les Onken, her high school sweetheart, in March 1954.  They lived in Worthington and Bigelow, MN and Spencer, IA before moving to Tracy in 1964.  Rose was active in the community by coordinating Meals-on-Wheels delivery, lunch for all donors at the Red Cross Bloodmobile, working for the United Fund Drive, and working at the Hospital Auxiliary.  She received the Tracy Outstanding Citizen Award in 1999.  She was active at Tracy Lutheran Church by teaching Sunday School, coordinating the food for funerals, being an active member on the Alter Guild and attending Bible Study with the Glory Circle.  Family was an important part of her life.  She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren.  She enjoyed playing bridge, marathon, pinochle, and bingo.  She was an avid sports fan, and collector of angels.

Rose is survived by her children: Kathy (Gary) Wittnebel of Burnsville, Marc (Pat) Onken of Auburn, WA, Jim (Di) Onken of Eagle Lake, Barb (Don) McKee of Montevideo, Brian (Linda) Onken of Marshall & Tim (Vicki) Onken of Allen, TX; 17 grandchildren: Sarah, Beth, Ben, Daniel, Scott, Jenny, Ryan, Chad, Becky, Emily, Ashley, Tyler, Jess, Samantha, Matthew, Morgan & Mary; 10 great grandchildren: Liam, Wyatt, Jaedyn, Graham, Archer, Grace, Jackson, Lily, Ashton & Clyde.  She is also survived by her sister Violet Pfingsten of Fulda, and her sister in law Marsha Basche of Worthington.  She was preceded in death by her husband Les (2009), infant daughter Rebecca, granddaughters Kimberly Onken & Molly Onken, great grandson Drew Austin, parents Henry and Kunie Basche, brothers Bob, Don, and Harvey Basche and sisters Marion Kramer, Phyllis Brinkman & Betty Schneider.  Blessed be the memory of Rose Onken.

Ronald Radermacher, 71

Ronald Joseph Radermacher died peacefully, at his home on May 14, 2018 in Lino Lakes, MN at the age of 71 years.

Ron is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Maria (David) Masten, grandchildren (Delaney and Nick); Lino Lakes, MN; Eric Radermacher (Nicole Glass) and grandson (Karsten), Waxahachie, TX; mother, Marcella Radermacher, Sauk Centre, MN; siblings, James (Lynn) Radermacher, Redwood Falls, MN, Marilyn (Andy) Girard, Alexandria, MN; and Norma Jean (Bryan) Imme, Willmar, MN. He is preceded in death by father Norman Radermacher and grandparents.

Ron was born on June 24,1946 in Melrose, MN to Norman John Radermacher and Marcella B. Radermacher (Kemper). He graduated from Tracy High School in 1964.  He was soon drafted into the Army, serving his country as a Gunner in a Helicopter in Viet Nam.  Serving from November 22, 1965 to November 21, 1967.  He obtained rank of Specialist Four E4.  While there he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Viet Nam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Army Commendation Medal with “V” device.  He also received an Air Medal with17 oak leaf clusters for each successful air mission.

He married Dorothy Hamilton, July 10, 1971 in Tracy, MN.  They moved to Lake City, MN in 1972 where Ron began working for Lake City Super Valu as a meat cutter. Ron worked as a meat cutter for a majority of his lifetime. He received multiple awards for his meat marketing and a Friends of Beef Award from Wabasha County Beef Association in 1985.  Ron and Dorothy raised their two children in Lake City.

Ron was accomplished at bowling, with his highest achievement winning the State Doubles Championship in 1976.  He also competed in 25 National Tournaments, the last in 2005 and was inducted into the Lake City Bowling Hall of Fame in 2006.

Ron was an avid golfer, sharing his love for golf with his wife, children and grandchildren at the Lake City Country Club of which he was a member from 1972 to 2014.  He played many tournaments at the course, and on September 24, 1992 enjoyed a hole in one.  With a net score of 64 they edged out 29 other teams for the local handicap score in the Mr. & Mrs. Golf Tournament.

Growing up with a passion for fishing, he always enjoyed our time spent with family & friends at the lake.  He captured his prized 9 lb. 10 oz Walleye on November 29, 1993 off the government pier on Lake Pepin.

He enjoyed card games of all kinds, teaching his grandchildren to play hearts, cribbage, 99 and others.  In cribbage he retired the deck and recorded each 28 or 29 hand, achieving the 29 hand in 2011.

Most friends will remember Ron for his love of grilling, cooking, baking and hosting friends and family in his garage fit for a king.

He served the Lake City Sportsman’s Club in various positions and was President from 1987 – 89.  Ron was a current member of Lino Lakes American Legion and life time member of VFW, Knights of Columbus & Lake City Sportsman’s Club.

His children remember him as a Hero who worked hard to be the best at everything he tried, a very caring husband, father and grandpa.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred and will be given to local programs that assist military and veteran families.  Contributions may be made to: Ron Radermacher Memorial, 7081 Ivy Ridge Lane Lino Lakes, MN 55014

Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in a private family military service.

Gordon “Gordy” Landuyt, 67

Gordon “Gordy” Landuyt, age 67 of Tracy, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at his home.  Visitation will be held for one hour starting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 16 at the Tracy Area Funeral Home, followed by a prayer service.  Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gordon John “Gordy” Landuyt was born December 4, 1950 in Marshall, Minnesota to George and Erma (Langsweirdt) Landuyt.  He graduated from Walnut Grove High School in 1968.  Gordy served in the US Army and was stationed for a period of time in Germany.  He was a member of the Tracy American Legion, enjoyed being outdoors and his work as a handyman.  He loved watching the Minnesota Gophers and Twins.  Most of all, Gordy loved being with his family, and being surrounded by children – they were naturally drawn to him.  He always had treat bags prepared for all the kids who visited.

Gordy is survived by his son, Marc Landuyt; siblings: Gerald (Kandy) Landuyt, Gloria (Roger) VanOverbeke, Glad Henning, George Jr. (Kris) Landuyt, Gail (Tom) Boyum, Gwen (Dale Jr.) Johnson; sister-in-law Doris Landuyt; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Georgena Smith and Gary Landuyt.