Tricounty News

Kenneth ‘Butch’ Geislinger, 69

Kenneth “Butch” Geislinger of Watkins died peacefully surrounded by family and friends Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Paynesville Area Hospital following anW-Butch-photo-obit eight-month battle with cancer. He was 69.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 21, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Fr. Richard Gross and Fr. Jerome Naduvathaniyil officiating. Interment will be in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.


Janet ‘Jan’ Ellingson-Hoxmeier, 70

Janet “Jan” Ellingson-Hoxmeier of Eden Valley and Mesa, Ariz., died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Arizona. She was 70.W-Janet-Ellingson-CROPPED-obit-pic

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley with Rev. Jerome Naduvathaniyil, OSB officiating. Family and friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church before the service. Burial will be at Assumption Cemetery in Eden Valley.


Terrance ‘Jake’ Jacobson Sr., 64

Terrance “Jake” Jacobson Sr., of South Haven died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was 64.W-Jacobson-Terrance

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale with Rev. Dave Nelson officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 21, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale, and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.


James Theis, 58

James Theis of rural Watkins died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 58.W-James-Theis-cropturn

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the church with a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. Interment will be in the St. Gertrude Catholic Cemetery.


Matilda Defreaz, 90

Matilda Defreaz of Mahnomen died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her home. She was 90.W-Matilda-Defreaz-Obituary-Pic

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Eden Valley with Rev. Tom Fischhaber officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Eden Lake Cemetery in Eden Valley.