Tricounty News

Oliver ‘Ollie’ Iverson, 80

Oliver “Ollie” N. Iverson of South Haven, formerly of Maple Grove, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, after battling cancer. He was 80.W-ollie-Iverson

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 7401 County Road 101, in Maple Grove. There will be a private interment.


Kristina Steffen, 19

Kristina Steffen of Annandale died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. She was 19.W-Steffen-Kristina

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale with Rev. Dave Nelson officiating. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, and one hour prior to services Sunday, both at the church. A Time of Remembrance will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday. A private burial will follow at Pleasantview Cemetery.


Jeffrey ‘Womp’ Wampach, 58

Jeffrey “Womp” Wampach died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at his home in McCook, Neb. He was 58.

The family chose cremation. A burial service will be held at Eden Valley, Minn., in early summer.


Clarence 'Kenny' Laabs, 85

w-LaabsClarence-Kenny-obitClarence "Kenny" Laabs died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, surrounded by his family at his Fair Haven home after a year-long battle with lung cancer. He was 85.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Concordia Lutheran Church with Pastor Timothy Nerud officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale with a prayer service at 7:15. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.


James 'Pazzie' Mertens, 67

w-Mertens-JamesJames "Pazzie" Mertens of Kimball died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 67.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball; a prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m. No additional funeral services will be held prior to burial. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery in Kimball.