Judy Johnson age 76 of New Richmond died Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Our House Assisted Living in New Richmond. She was born the daughter of Harold and Barbara (Gordon) Olson on July 18, 1939 in Minneapolis, MN. She married John T. Johnson on August 24, 1957 in Iowa. She moved to the Johnson family farm and there she helped John farm, raised the children and was the care giver for her mother-in-law. Judy was a member of the Homemakers Club and West Immanuel Lutheran Church. She enjoyed ceramics. She created and painted many vases and porcelain dolls. Judy was a skilled seamstress and made many fancy prom and wedding dresses for her family. Later in life, she enjoyed camping and rescuing and caring for kittens and cats. She is preceded in death by her husband, John, Sr., son, Donald; parents, Harold and Barbara; and brother, Doug. Judy is survived by her children, Larry (Dawn), Pam (Bob) Viau, Steven (Jenny), John, Jr. “Jack” (Mara); grandchildren, Jeremy, Jamie and Jennifer Johnson, Barb (Tim) Lorinser, Bob Viau, Jr., Dylan, Taylor, Brennan, Alice, Ronan and Finley Johnson; great grandchildren, Wyatt, Sophie and Rhett Lorinser; brothers, Jack (Pat) Olson, Chuck (Cheryl) Olson, Rusty (Robin) Olson; sister, Merrilee (Jim) Larson; sister-in-law, Jan Olson; other relatives, nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service was held Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm at West Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Osceola. Visitation was also Wednesday from 12-1 pm at the church. Private interment will be at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
Eryka Drobnick of Stockholm, WI, died on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at her home. Private services were held. Cremation services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Maiden Rock.
Richard White of Hammond, WI died on Saturday, November 28, 2015. A private graveside service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery was held. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Hudson.
David Hollenbeck age 49 of Braham, MN died unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday, November 26, 2015. He was born August 17, 1966 the son of William R. and Jeanette (VanDeVelde) Hollenbeck in Roseville, MN. In 1984, David graduated from Frank B. Kellogg High School in Little Canada, MN. He worked as a machinist and was a talented woodworker. He enjoyed fishing and golfing. Above all he loved spending time with his son and teaching him skills. He is preceded in death by his father, William; grandparents, Richard and Sally VanDeVelde and William and Clara Hollenbeck. David is survived by his son, Donavan Hollenbeck; mother and step-father, Jeanette and Russell Utecht; brothers, William Hollenbeck and Michael Hollenbeck; love of his life, Ann Ash; step-brothers and step-sisters, Christopher (Beth) Utecht, Dawn Swanson, Tammy Utecht, Carrie Mielke, Duke (fiance’ Lisa) Utecht; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service was held Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11 am at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (365 West River Drive) in New Richmond. Visitation was also Thursday from 10-11 am at the church. Interment was in Boardman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
Leslie H. Ryberg, age 95 of New Richmond, died on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond. Les was born the son of Melvin and Selma (Johnson) Ryberg on May 21, 1920 in the Town of Alden, Polk County, Wisconsin. He grew up in New Richmond and graduated from New Richmond High School with the class of 1938. Les served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. He was commissioned as a flight officer who served as a flight engineer on a B29. Upon completion of his service, Les helped to organize Company B of the National Guard in New Richmond. After returning from the service, Les started at the New Richmond Post Office. In April of 1946, the Post Office added home delivery. Les was one of the two home delivery carriers at that time. He later became the carrier for Rural Route 3. Les retired from the post office in 1979 after 33 years. and On April 18, 1945 Les was married to Marjorie Kohlrusch at Trinity Lutheran Church in Amarillo, Texas. He and Marjorie enjoyed spending winters in Florida during retirement. He enjoyed wood carving, drawing, playing billiards, and carpentry. Les was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He insisted on perfection, and was very hospitable with people. Les had been a member of the First Baptist Church for 69 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Selma Ryberg; sisters, Evelyn (James) Lindberg, Helen Boettcher, and Thelma Ryberg. Les is survived by his wife, Marjorie Ryberg; sons, John (Haesun) Ryberg and Jeffrey (Pamela) Ryberg; grandchildren, Jaysen (Deanna) Ryberg, Justin (Ashley) Ryberg, Alaina Ryberg, Khiel Ryberg, Caleb Ryberg; great-grandchildren, Jayden, Jayce, Dennay, Kalea, Austin, Adelaide; stepchildren, Theresa (Tommy) Lathrop and children, Chad (Amanda) Frisky and children; brother-in-law, Roland Boettcher; and many other relatives and friends. A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 1 pm at the First Baptist Church in New Richmond. Visitation was on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 5-8 pm at First Baptist Church and on Wednesday from 12-1pm. Interment was in the New Richmond Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.