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Shirley Ann Iverson, age 71, of Lakeville, died suddenly on Dec. 12, 2009, in an auto accident that also took the life of her daughter, Debra Buhmann, and granddaughter, Alexis Iverson. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Farmington Lutheran Church, Farmington. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Thursday at White Funeral Home, 901 3rd St., Farmington, and one hour prior to the service at church. Interment: Farmington Lutheran Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established at Anchor Bank, Farmington, in care of the Iverson/Buhmann family. White Funeral Home, Farmington, 651-463-7374.
Hazel Vida Bunde, 90, of Farmington, passed away Dec. 13, 2009, at the Foley Nursing Home, Foley, Minn. Funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut St., Farmington, with visitation one hour prior to funeral service at the church. Interment: St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Farmington.
Catherine L. Eckert, 78, of Rosemount, formerly of Apple Valley, died Dec. 8, 2009. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 14850 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley, with Pastor Randy Brandt officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorials to the family or flowers accepted. Arrangements by Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 952-432-2331, www.obit.henrywanderson.com .
Lizabeth V. McElroy, age 81, of Farmington, passed away Dec. 8, 2009, at her home. Liz is preceded in death by her husband, Jerrold; father, Jesse James Chambers; mother, Mary "Mae" Chambers; brothers, Leo (Mick), Dale (Margaret), John; and sister, June. Also leaving behind brothers-in-law, Phil (Pat) McElroy and David (Aryls) McElroy. She is survived by the children who loved her, David (Deb), Kathy Reineke (Mike Knoll), Pat Meixner, Theresa (Randy Raymond), Joan (Gary) Stapf, Susan, Jim, John, Mike and Joe (Kim); 24 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Marlys Guildner, age 79, of Farmington, passed away on Dec. 4, 2009. Preceded in death by husband, Glenn; parents, James B. and Gladys (nee Stevens); brother, Gene Stevens. Survived by daughter, Barbara Lang; sons, Gary (Mary) and Greg (Judy) Guildner; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, First Presbyterian Church, 625 Heritage Way, Farmington. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, White Funeral Home, 901 3rd St., and also one hour prior to services at church.
Robert E. Eberlein, 93, passed away on Dec. 1, 2009, at the Trinity Care Center in Farmington. Graveside service 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Lillian Crystal Johnson, age 10, of Crystal, passed away on Dec. 3, 2009. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Christian Life Church, 6300 212th St. Farmington, with visitation one hour prior to service at church. White Funeral Home, Farmington, 651-463-7374.
Jackie S. Eich, age 59, of Farmington, passed away Dec. 1, 2009. Memorial Mass 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Church of the Risen Savior (CR-42), Burnsville, with memorial visitation one hour prior to the service at church. White Funeral Home, Farmington, 952-432-2001.
Garry C. Switzer was born Oct. 24, 1932, in Greenvale Township, Dakota County, Minn., to William and Esther (Jacobson) Switzer. In 1939, his parents purchased what became Switzers Nursery & Landscaping near Castle Rock. Garry attended District 54 Country School, was baptized and confirmed at McKinley Chapel Methodist Church (now Castle Rock UMC) and graduated from Farmington High School in 1950. After high school, he continued to assist with the family business and in the fall, enrolled in the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture Horticulture Program. In Feb.
Douglas Kent Palmer, 53, passed away Nov. 23, 2009. Memorial service was 7p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Community of Christ Church, Apple Valley, Minn. Gathering of family and friends one hour prior to service. White Funeral Home, Farmington, Minn.