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Betty J. (Flanagan) Franke, age 80, of Burnsville, passed away on Feb. 23, 2010, losing her fight with lung disease. Betty was born on Dec. 3, 1929, in Tama, Iowa, to James and Della Clapp. She grew up in Hopkins and resided in St. Paul and Farmington with her husband, Glen Flanagan, where they raised their six children. Betty's zest and love for life touched so many people in her own special way. She had a gift of warmth, love and compassion for all people. Preceded in death by her husbands, Glen Flanagan and Wendell Franke; brother, Jimmy and wife Sylvia Clapp.
Kay Francis (Summers) Mayes passed away peacefully Feb. 19, 2010, in Kingfisher, Okla., at the age of 65. She had been battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for two years. Kay was born Oct. 8, 1944, to Leo and Mary Summers in Farmington, Minn. She married Richard Wieland and had two children. They later divorced and she moved to New Jersey with Don Mayes. They married, and had a daughter, and raised all three children. In 1984, Kay, Don, and Dawn moved to Oklahoma.
Elayne A. Carter, age 85, of Lakeville, passed away peacefully at her home on Feb. 18, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 8520 202nd St., Lakeville. A gathering of family and friends will be 1 hour prior to service. White Funeral Home, Lakeville, 952-469-2723.
Judy E. Johnson, age 66, of Farmington, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 16, 2010. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut Street, Farmington, with visitation on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the White Funeral Home, 901 3rd St., and one hour prior to service at church. Interment Corinthian Cemetery, Farmington. White Funeral Home, Farmington, 651-463-7374.
Robert "Bob" L. Klaus, age 70, lifelong resident of Farmington, avid horseman and 1955 FHS graduate, passed away Feb. 10, 2010, peacefully at his home. Survived by his wife, Geri; children, Robin (Nick) Anderson, Rick (Nancy) Klaus, Allen (Shannon) Vavra, and Tim (Renee) Klaus; grandchildren, Talia, Tori, Lexie, Riley Robert, and Gerald; brother, John Klaus; also by other loving relatives and friends. Funeral service was 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at Faith United Methodist Church, 710 8th St., Farmington. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m.
Edwin L. Seurer, age 89, of Farmington, passed away Feb. 16, 2010. Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mary; siblings, Norbert (Verna), Ralph (Dorothy), Ray, Vernon and Verena Wacker.
Robert L. Klaus, age 70, of Hampton, passed away peacefully Feb. 10, 2010, at his home. Survived by his wife, Geri; children, Robin (Nick) Anderson, Rick (Nancy) Klaus, Allen (Shannon) Vavra, and Tim (Renee) Klaus; other loving relatives and friends. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at Faith United Methodist Church, 710 8th St., Farmington. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at White Funeral Home, 901 3rd St., Farmington, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at White Funeral Home on Monday prior to the service. Interment: Emmanuel Cemetery, Farmington.
Gerald M. Alexon, age 73, of Farmington, passed away on Feb. 2, 2010. Preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Survived by loving wife, Mary Lou; children, Anna (Kent) Koester, Arthur, Patrick, Steven (Beth) and Timothy Alexon; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brother, Robert (Fern) Alexon, and sister, Mary Lau. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Friday at White Funeral Home, 901 3rd St., and also one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment, church cemetery.
Stella Senstad, age 95, of Shakopee, formerly of Lakeville, passed away Feb. 7, 2010. Preceded in death by loving husband, Kalmer; siblings, Lief and Alma Stenerson and Winnie (Herman) Anderson. Survived by her children, Kay (Morris) Haverland and James (Colleen Moynihan); three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 20165 Heath Ave., Lakeville, with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to service at church. A guest book at: www.whitefuneralhomes.com . Lakeville, 952-469-2723.
Faye Ann Hinderaker, 59, of Farmington, formerly of Kenyon, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at University of Minnesota Medical Center. Faye was born Dec. 27, 1950, in Faribault, Minn., the daughter of Clarence and Florence (Graham) Johnson. She was raised in Faribault and attended school graduating from Faribault High School in 1969. She was united in marriage to Mark Hinderaker in March of 1969 in Faribault. They continued living in Faribault for a short time before moving to Kenyon. Here she worked for Fold Craft and was also a homemaker.