Dr. Jerry Ahrendt of Independence, Minn., died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. He was 71.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano. Gatherine of family and friends will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Gatherine will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church prior to services.
Herbert Hanson of St. Cloud died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 90.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Grace Lutheran Cemetery at 17250 30th Street NW in South Haven with Rev. Michael Nelson officiating.
Laverne O. Knaus of Kimball died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. She was 93.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Tom Olson officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and at the church one hour prior to services. There will be a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow the funeral at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery.
Tamara (Smith) Steffes of Coon Rapids, formerly of the St. Cloud area, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Aug. 29, 2013, in St. Cloud. She was 50.
Funeral services celebrating Tamara’s life will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Chapel in St. Cloud. Jim Erickson will lead the service and a private burial will take place at a later time. There will be a one-hour gathering prior to the service Friday, starting at 2 p.m. at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
Vila Fischer (Tisket) of St. Joseph, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, after an extended battle with cancer. She was 76.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in St. Joseph, with interment in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel; a Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m., and family will receive friends following the Rosary until 9 p.m.