Tricounty News

Anthony ‘Tony’ Mies, 78

Anthony “Tony” Mies of Watkins died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring. He was 78.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins W-T.-Mies1with Fr. John Brunner and Fr. Richard Gross officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Watkins Senior Citizens will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home followed by parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. and Legion Post 453 prayers at 6:30 p.m. Interment will be in the St. Anthony Cemetery in Watkins.


Frank Hancock, 64

Frank Hancock of Kimball died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 64.W-Frank-Hancock-186 186

A Celebration of Life is being planned at a future date.


Geneva Bennett, 84

Geneva Bennett of St. Cloud, formerly of Paynesville and Eden Valley, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. She was 84.W-Geneva-Bennett-2513

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Church of God in Eden Valley at 553 Maple Street. Burial will take place in the Eden Lake Cemetery of Eden Valley. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church in Eden Valley.


Donald ‘Duck’ Swanson, 88

Donald “Duck” Swanson of Watkins died peacefully at his farm near Forest City Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. He was 88.Picture4-Donald Swanson

A private family service will be held at the Emmanuel Home, and a public memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Ostmark Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church. Interment will be in the Lake Ripley Cemetery following the family service. Military Honors will be provided by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard.


George Robuck, 83

George Robuck of Annandale died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at his home. He was 83.Robuck George

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., with memorial services held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Concordia Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy Nerud officiating. Interment will be at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery.