Tricounty News

Lester Buckman, 77

Lester Buckman of Robbinsdale died Monday, March 18, 2013, at his home. He was 77.

Funeral services were held Saturday, march 23, at the Washburn-McReavy Glen Haven Chapel in Crystal. Interment was in the Marysville Swedesberg Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wright County, Minn.

Lester Clair Buckman was born Aug. 5, 1935, at North Kingston, Meeker County Minn., the only child of Clarence and Isabelle (Hess) Buckman. After high school, he graduated from Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis and worked for 32 years for Sears in Minneapolis in small engine repair and maintenance.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Alexander and Emma (Anderson) Hess; his parents Clarence “Sam” and Isabelle Mathilda “Tillie” Buckman; and wife Dorothy.

He is survived by daughters Bonnie (and Dan)Knutson of Woodstock, Ga., Colleen (and Doug Howard) Caron of Coon Rapids; stepsons Rod (and Pat) Reeve, and Scott (and Deb) Reeve; grandchildren Justin, Annie, Dani, Joshua, Tyler, Emma, Isabella, Owen, and Tristan; and one great-grandchild Gillian; as well as many relatives and friends.

Mary Kay Shir, 71

Mary Kay Shir of Kimball died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at her home. She was 71.W-Shir-Mary-Kay

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Thomas Olson officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. A prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Mahtomedi.


Gordie Kramer

March 12, 2003

The Reunion Heart

Since Heaven has become your home,

I sometimes feel I’m so alone;

and though we now are far apart

you hold a big piece of my heart.


Marvin May, 85

Marvin May of Watkins died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at his home in Watkins. He was 85.W-MMay

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins, and will continue Thursday at 9 a.m. There will be parish prayers at 4:30 and a Rosary at 4 p.m. at the funeral home Wednesday. Interment will be in the St. Anthony Cemetery.


James Thurston, 92

James Thurston of Watkins died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at St. Cloud Veterans Hospital. He was 92.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins with Fr. Richard Gross officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.