Tricounty News

Anthony ‘Tony’ Deladi, 41

T. DeladiAnthony “Tony” Deladi of Watkins died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, while working in Lafayette, Ind. He was 41.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins, with parish prayers at 6 p.m. Fr. John Brunner will officiate. Private interment will take place at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Watkins.


Janet Eckman, 72

W-Eckman-JanetJanet Eckman of Kimball died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at her home with her family at her side after a hard-fought battle with breast cancer. She was 72.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 4, at the Kimball Church of Christ with pastors Jon Albert and Jerry Albert officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the services Monday, both at the church. Burial will follow at the Kimball Cemetery.


Mia Nistler, 69

Mia Nistler of Anchorage, Alaska, died Feb. 8, 2013. She was 69.W-Mia-Nistler194

Local services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Anchorage, with a celebration of life to be held at a later time. Mia has been cremated and her ashes will be placed with her husband’s ashes in Minnesota.


Rev. Virgil Braun, 79

Reverend Virgil Braun, retired pastor of Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 79.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Church of St. Augustine, St. Cloud, with the Most Reverend John F. Kinney presiding. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Church of the Assumption in Eden Valley. Burial will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Lake Henry, Minn.



Lew Ahrens, 71

w-Ahrens-2323Lew Ahrens of Paynesville died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at his home. He was 71.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden Valley with Rev. Bryan Hopfensperger officiating. Friends called between 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, and after 9:30 a.m. Monday, at the church.