Ronda Lengyel 12/12/2014

Ronda LengyelRonda  Jane Lengyel age 55 of New Richmond passed away unexpectedly with family by her side on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  She graduated from Osceola High School and worked for many years at Phillips Medical.  Ronda was a very caring person and had a soft spot for animals.  She will be remembered by many for her loving hugs, her smile and her laugh.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Bernadine Lengyel.  Ronda is survived by her brother, Larry (Twila) Lengyel and their daughter, Gabes; mother, Judy (Red) Wolf; brother, Dan (Virginia) Johnson; sister, Kimberly (John) Humphrey; sister, Kelly (Mike) Fleischhacker; 13 nieces and nephews; her beloved dog, Gracie; many relatives and friends.  A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11:00 am at Solid Rock Fellowship Church in (258 N 3rd St.) in New Richmond.  Visitation was Monday, December 15, 2014 from 4-8 pm at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond and also Tuesday from 10-11 am at the church.  Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery in East Farmington.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.


Richard Danielson 12/05/2014

Richard Danielson, age 81 of Star Prairie, died on Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Rosedale, MN.   A Celebration of Richard's Life will be held during the summer of 2015.  Cremation Services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

James Johnson 12/01/2014

J Johnson 1James M. S. Johnson, age 53 of New Richmond, died at his home on Monday, December 1, 2014.  Jim was born the son of Larry and Marilyn (McGee) Johnson on June 19, 1961 in New Richmond.  He graduated from New Richmond High School with the class of 1979.  Jim worked at Polaris in Osceola for 25+ years.  He was a strong willed, hard working man who loved to hunt and fish.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Marilyn Johnson; brother, Charles Johnson; and grandparents, Bill and Lillian McGee and Elmer and Olive Johnson.  Jim is survived by his son, Brian S. M. Johnson; brothers, Larry Johnson and Paul Johnson; and significant other, Terri Mullanix.  A Memorial Visitation was held on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 4-8 pm at the Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond.  Spring Interment will be in New Richmond Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

Jeremy Stowall 11/25/2014

M. Jeremy StowallIt is with great sadness that we report the death of Michael Jeremy Stowall on November 25, 2014 at River Falls Hospital in Wisconsin. 
Jeremy was born on May 5, 1929 and spent his childhood in Woodstock, New York and later in Tucson Arizona.  He attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where he studied art.   Jeremy served in the Korean War as a photographer and a journalist.  After making the decision to pursue photography as a career, he spent time in NYC working as a medical photographer at Columbia Medical Center before moving to Boulder Colorado. 
Jeremy lived most of his adult life in Boulder.  He raised his family there and had his own business–Stowall’s Photography on the Hill. He had a long and successful career as a photographer specializing in commercial and news photography.    Jeremy loved spending time outdoors – he was an avid hiker and bicyclist well into his later years – even winning a medal in the Senior Olympics. He belonged to the Rocky Mountain Rescue group.  Jeremy was an active volunteer with many arts organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Passport in Time (a volunteer archaeology and historic preservation program) and Meals on Wheels.  
Once Jeremy retired from photography, he began to explore other artistic medium and became an artist specializing in paper collages and in sculpture.  He had several exhibitions of his work.   Always a true adventurer, Jeremy left Boulder and began the search for his new home finally settling in Prescott, Arizona.  He lived there for many years and loved the area for its beautiful surroundings, the active artistic community, and the many good friends he met there. 
Jeremy spent his final years in River Falls Wisconsin where he was cared for lovingly by his youngest daughter and her family.   He passed on his love of nature, travel, art, and jazz music to his three children - Stacey McCusker (Patrick), John Stowall (Toni) and Lisa Thompson (Mike).  He is also survived by his ex-wife Nancy Stowall, his four grandchildren Garrett and Emily Stowall, and Rachel and Abby Thompson, his older sister Judy Dunbar (Ian MacLeod) and her three adult children Michaele Jaffe, Stephanie Dunbar and Jaime Dunbar and their families.  
A memorial gathering with his family was held at the United Methodist Church in River Falls Wisconsin on December 26, 2014 at 2 pm. There was also a memorial service in Boulder Colorado at the Boulder Friends Meetinghouse 1825 Upland Avenue at 1 pm on December 29, 2014.   In lieu of flowers please donate to your local art center or no kill animal shelter in his name.  Cremation services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.

Joyce Sutten 11/23/2014

JoyceSutten 645x800Joyce E. Sutten, age 80, of River Falls, WI died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at her home.  She was born the daughter of William and Dora (Fornell) Markgren on November 25, 1933 in Cumberland, WI.  Joyce graduated from Cumberland High School in 1951.  After graduation, she attended Logan College of Chiropractic, in St. Louis, MO to be trained as a Chiropractic Assistant. Joyce returned to Cumberland and was employed at the Toftness Chiropractic Clinic. On December 18, 1954, she married Laurence W. Sutten at Augustana Lutheran Church in Cumberland.  They began their life together in Stillwater, MN and started their family, eventually giving them 5 daughters.  In 1959, they moved to River Falls, WI.  Joyce worked part-time at Westside Elementary school as an aide; and later worked in the English Department at UW-River Falls.  Joyce was an active member and volunteer at Ezekiel Lutheran Church and throughout the River Falls community. She was a role model to her daughters.  Joyce liked to cook, bake, and entertain; nightly dinners together as a family were important to her.  Joyce had a competitive spirit, and greatly enjoyed playing Bridge, 500, Dominoes and many other games.  In her early retirement years, Joyce and Laurence spent their winters in Mesa, AZ.  She loved to plan trips and traveled in the US and abroad.  Joyce will be greatly missed by her husband, Laurence; daughters, Kathyrn (Dale) Newton, Debra (Dale) Hagen, Lori (Ken) Swenson, Mary Beth (Tim) Skunes, Betty (Bill) Proesch; grandchildren, Mitchell Swenson, Brody Swenson, Michael (Rachel) Skunes, Kelly Skunes, Jennifer Newton, Holly Newton, Ellen Proesch and Claire Proesch; sister, Judy Sirianni; sister & brother-in-laws and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Janice Ricci.  A memorial service was held Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00 am at Ezekiel Lutheran Church, with visitation one hour before service.  Private family interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorials are preferred.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.