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Mary Pierzina

Apr 06, 1927 - Nov 03, 2023

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Pierz, MN

Top of FormIn Loving Memory of Mary Ann Julia PierzinaApril 6, 1927 - November 3, 2023Mary Ann J Pierzina, a beloved resident of Little Falls, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2023, at the age of 96, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls. She will be dearly remembered and greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Please follow this link to livestream the service for Mary Ann https://portal. memoryshare. com/services/view/maryann-pierzina-8072052 Born on April 6, 1927, in St....Read More

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Evelyn Marie Boser

Sep 11, 1938 - Jan 29, 2024

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Pierz, MN

Evelyn "Evie" Boser, 85 year old resident of Pierz, MN, passed away on Monday, January 29 at her home in Pierz. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 1 at 11:30 A.M. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pierz with Father Kenneth Popp officiating. The burial will be held in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. until the hour of the service on Thursday. The Pierz American Legion Auxiliary will provide honors. Evelyn Marie Boser was born on September 11, 1938 in Pierz, Minnesota to the late John and Margaret (Seelen) Boser. She grew up in the Pierz area where she attended and graduated from High School. She was united in marriage to Ronald Boser on November 9, 1963 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pierz. The couple were blessed with four daughters, Lisa, Mary, Amy and Lori. They made their home in Pierz all of their married life. Evelyn worked at the Star Cafe as a waitress and also as a cook at Pioneer Elementary school. She enjoyed Monday morning coffee at the Sales Barn and treasured her time with family and friends. Evelyn was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and the Pierz American Legion Auxiliary. She will forever be remembered and loved! Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Ron Boser of Pierz; daughters, Lisa (Charles) Cheney of St. Stephen, Mary (Bill) Venske of Randall, Amy (Rob) Kasella of Pierz, Lori (Dustin) Robinson of Pierz; sister, Terry (Harvey) Block of Hillman; grandchildren, Michelle Swedziak, Sarah Cheney, Michael Cheney, Adam Boser, Luke Venske, Isaac Venske, Jacob Kasella, Megan Bridges, Katelyn Kasella, Krista Kasella, Jason Kasella, Matthew Kasella, Amanda Segler, Erin Robinson, Mitchell Robinson, Payton Robinson and Apryl Robinson; great-grandchildren, Lexi Palmersheim, Leah Palmersheim, Allie Palmersheim, Jackson Swedziak, Alexandra Boser, Claire Boser, Amelia Bridges, Elsie Bridges, Isla Bridges, Nolan Segler, Braxton Segler, Leo Segler and Oliver Robinson. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Herb Boser, Floyd Adrians, Freddy Boser, Rich Boser and Mickey Boser; sisters, Christine Duscher, Marie Collins, Dellie Brausen, LaVern Tanner, Doreen Jones, Catherine Wuellner, Tootie LeBlanc, Lolly Hoheisel and a grandson, Nathan Winscher. Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Evelyn.

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John Pohlkamp

Nov 13, 1950 - Jan 20, 2024

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Pierz, MN

John Pohlkamp, 73 year old resident of Pierz, passed away on Saturday, January 20 at the Harmony House in Pierz, MN. The arrangements for John are pending. A full and complete notice will follow.Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of John.

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Alan Krieger

Jul 22, 1947 - Jan 18, 2024

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Pierz, MN

Alan Krieger, 76 year old resident of Hillman, passed away on Thursday, January 18 at the Harmony House in Pierz, MN. A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.A full and complete notice will follow.Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Alan.

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William Hubbard

Nov 04, 1942 - Dec 05, 2023

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Pierz, MN

William (Bill) G. Hubbard passed away from heart complications on December 5, 2023, at the age of 81. He was born in Pierre, South Dakota, on November 4, 1942, to the late John Wheeler Hubbard and Dorothy Stahl Hubbard. Per his wishes, there will not be a funeral service. Instead, Bill requested a small ceremony with immediate family members to bury his ashes next to his late Mother and Father. Bill grew up in Big Falls, MN, and excelled in sports. He earned eight varsity letters for Football and Basketball, which earned him a scholarship to play football at Bemidji State. While at Bemidji State, he met the love of his life, Darlene Dagstead, whom he married in Crookston, MN, on April 16, 1966. Their union lasted 57 happy years and blessed them with four children: Jeff, Michael, Gregory, and Jennifer; two daughters-in-law, Susan (Michael) and Julie (Gregory); one Son-In-Law, Arthur Laub (Jennifer); and five grandchildren, Abby Hubbard, Lindsay Hubbard, Reece Hubbard, Abby Lampert, and Ally Lampert. Bill’s dedication to education led him to graduate with a BS in Education in 1965 from Bemidji State. Later in his career, he also earned a master’s degree in education at the University of Saint Thomas. Bill made a profound impact as a teacher in Little Falls, MN, imparting accounting and business administration knowledge for 35 years. Bill also founded the Wrestling Program at Little Falls Community High School, where he coached his sons and positively influenced countless young athletes. His love for coaching included football and extended to girls' golf, ensuring he could guide and mentor his daughter Jennifer. In 1996, his exceptional contributions to coaching led to his induction into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Little Falls Flyer Athletic Boosters (FAB) Hall of Fame in 2004. Following his retirement from teaching in 2001, Bill embarked on a new career selling boats for Nisswa Marine, where his natural talent for sales shone brightly. Beyond his professional pursuits, Bill cherished his time outdoors, indulging in his passion for hunting and fishing alongside close friends Ben Bendson, Dennis Bellig, and many others. His love for nature and solitude was evident, particularly in his avid deer hunting adventures, where he fearlessly stalked deer for miles in the rugged terrain of Northern MN guided by a paper-drawn map and strong navigational skills learned from his Father, John Hubbard, who was a forester for Boise Cascade. Remembered for his unwavering integrity, Bill was humble and accommodating, avoiding inconveniencing others. He found joy in bringing laughter and camaraderie, often treating friends to a drink or two. Bill also enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and, in doing so, forged a special and lasting bond with his grandson, Reece. Bill Hubbard's legacy remains intertwined with the lives he touched, leaving behind cherished memories and a profound impact on all who knew him. Bill is survived by his brother, James (Jean) Hubbard, from Bagley, MN. Instead of flowers, memorial contributions are preferred to The Flyer Wrestling Booster Club, 812 8th St NE, Little Falls, MN 56345.

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Juliabelle Woitalla

Nov 26, 1936 - Nov 29, 2023

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Pierz, MN

Juliabelle Woitalla, 87-year-old resident of Pierz, MN, passed away Wednesday, November 29 at the Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Pierz. A celebration of Juliabelle’s life will be held on Tuesday, December 12th at 11:00am at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 A. M. until the hour of the service on Tuesday. Juliabelle was born on November 26, 1936, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Harold and Julia VanSlyke. Juliabelle's journey on this earth may have ended, but the legacy she leaves behind will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Juliabelle dedicated herself to her family and strived to create a nurturing and loving home. She embraced her role as a supportive wife, standing by her beloved husband, Lewis Woitalla, for over six decades. Together, they built a life rooted in love and commitment. Their marriage, which began on January 1, 1957, in Harding, Minnesota, became a true testament of a lifelong partnership. As a mother, Juliabelle's devotion knew no bounds. She raised her five children, Daniel, Michael, Sarah, Anthony, and Peter with unconditional love and unwavering support. Her nurturing spirit and guidance shaped their lives, imparting in them valuable lessons that will be cherished for generations to come. Beyond her role as a wife and mother, Juliabelle found joy in various activities and pursuits. She had a passion for reading, immersing herself in various literary worlds. Juliabelle found solace and inspiration within the pages of a book. Juliabelle also embraced the spirit of adventure, seeking enjoyment in visiting theme parks, playing cards, completing puzzles, and expressing her creativity through needlepoint. Her passion for life was infectious, and she effortlessly captivated the attention of those around her with her warming spirit. In her community, Juliabelle was a cherished member of the Holy Cross Church in Harding, Minnesota, where she dedicated her time and energy to her faith. She was also an active member of the Legion Auxiliary, contributing to the well-being of her community through her volunteer work. Left to cherish her memory is her spouse, Lewis Woitalla; children Michael (Robbie), Anthony, Peter, and Sarah; daughter in law, Karen Woitalla She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Julia VanSlyke and her oldest son Daniel Woitalla. Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Juliabelle

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Emblom Remembrance

Died : Dec 02, 2023

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Pierz, MN

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Marlene Knopik

Oct 15, 1936 - Nov 20, 2023

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Pierz, MN

Marlene Knopik, a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully passed away on November 20, 2023, at the age of 87. Marlene's journey on this earth may have come to an end, but her legacy will continue to live on in the hearts of all who knew her. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, December 5, at 10:30 A. M. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding, MN. Prior to the service, a time of gathering for family and friends will be held at the church from 9:00 A. M. until the hour of the ceremony. A full and complete notice will follow. Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Marlene.

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Wayne Fleischhacker

Nov 20, 1958 - Nov 25, 2023

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Pierz, MN

Wayne James Fleischhacker, a loving husband, devoted father, and esteemed union organizer, unexpectedly passed away on November 25, 2023, at the age of 65. He was born on November 20, 1958, in Brainerd, Minnesota, to the late Gerald and Joyce Fleischhacker. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 1st at 2 PM at Emblom Brenny Funeral Services. A visitation will be held on Friday from 1:00 P. M. until the hour of the service on Friday. Wayne was a proud resident of Hillman, Minnesota, where he built a life filled with joy, laughter, and cherished memories. He was known for his passion for the outdoors, particularly fishing and hunting. Wayne's expertise on the water led to his endearing nickname, "Walleye Wayne," a testament to his skills and love for fishing. His friends and family will forever treasure the stories shared and the many trips they embarked on with him. Beyond his outdoor pursuits, Wayne had a true knack for barbecuing. He became famous for his mouth-watering ribs, which he generously shared with those lucky enough to taste them. His culinary talents were a source of delight and brought everyone together, creating lasting memories around the dining table. Family meant the world to Wayne. Throughout his 38 years of marriage to his beloved wife, Faira, their bond grew stronger with each passing year. Together, they built a foundation of love, support, and unwavering commitment. Wayne's children were a constant source of pride and joy for him. He treasured their achievements, celebrated their milestones, and was always there with open arms and a warm heart. Professionally, Wayne dedicated his life to advocating for workers' rights as a union organizer for the AFL-CIO. He was highly respected within the organization and worked tirelessly to create better conditions and fair treatment for fellow workers. Wayne's passion and dedication demonstrated his unwavering belief in equality and justice for all. In his leisure time, Wayne found solace in the great outdoors. Whether he was exploring the beauty of nature or spending quality time with loved ones, he embraced life's simple pleasures. His infectious laughter and kind-hearted nature brought joy to everyone fortunate enough to know him. Wayne James Fleischhacker will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 38 years, Faira Fleischhacker; brother, Steven Fleischhacker (Darla) of Brainerd, MN; sister, Valerie Francis (Mark Fransen) of Brainerd, MN; daughters, Melissa Norring (Justin) of Crosslake, MN, Lexi King (Jacob) of Cushing, MN, Laci Schindler (Justin Sweet) of Brainerd, MN; grandchildren, Gavin, Ace, Tucker, Easton, Eli, Kaitlyn, and Wilder. He is preceded in death by his parents; Gerald and Joyce Fleischhacker Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Wayne.

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Kevin Burt

Aug 03, 1949 - Nov 19, 2023

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Pierz, MN

Kevin Burt passed away on November 19, 2023 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A Celebration of Kevin’s life will be held on Friday, November 24 at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls. A time of gathering for family and friends will be held from 9:00 A. M. until the hour of the service on Friday at the funeral home. The military honors will be provided by the Little Falls American Legion Post #46. Kevin was born on August 3, 1949 in Little Falls, MN. He graduated from Little Falls High School in 1967 and immediately enlisted in the United States Army after graduation. He proudly served for three years and remained in the MN National Guard at Camp Ripley for 12 years. He married Janet E. Popp of Little Falls on December 18, 1970 and they were blessed with three children, Chad, Ryan and Stephanie. The first 2 years of their marriage they lived in Alabama, Kevin attending school for aircraft mechanics. They returned to Little Falls where Kevin worked at T. O. Plastics, Monarch, Central MN Tool and AirBorn until his retirement in 2018. Kevin is survived by his wife Janet, children Chad Burt (Marnie) of Las Cruces, NM, Ryan Burt (Shelly) of Kodiak, AK and Stephanie Burt of Little Falls. Grandchildren Ella and Elijah Burt, Austin Spaulding and Destiny (Tyler) Spaulding. Great grandchildren Landon and Grayson LeBlanc and Blaykley Wuellner. His siblings Randy Burt, Trice (Marsh) Pearson, Sally Gammon, Stephanie (Ed) Strickland, Charlie (Sandy) Burt and in-laws Gloria (Mike) Sweeney, Marlys (Bruce) Dobis, Gwen (Dennis) Nagorski, Dale (Colleen) Popp, Nadine (Donnie) Jelinski and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by Don and Margaret Burt, Debbie Wydra (sister), Bryce Strickland (nephew), and Richard Gammon (brother-in-law), and in-laws Eugene and Regina Popp (parents-in-law), Warren Larson (brother-in-law), Dan Dobis (brother-in-law), Shawn Killeaney (nephew) and Mike Killeaney (nephew). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice on Kevin’s behalf.

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Mary Pierzina

Apr 06, 1927 - Nov 03, 2023

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Pierz, MN

Top of Form In Loving Memory of Mary Ann Julia PierzinaApril 6, 1927 - November 3, 2023Mary Ann J Pierzina, a beloved resident of Little Falls, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2023, at the age of 96, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls. She will be dearly remembered and greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Please follow this link to livestream the service for Mary Ann https://portal. memoryshare. com/services/view/maryann-pierzina-8072052 Born on April 6, 1927, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Mary Ann was the only child of August and Anna (Skudlarek) Kutzmann. She began her education in St. Stephen, MN before attending District School near St. Wendel for three years. Mary Ann completed her high school education at Little Falls High School and went on to attend St. Cloud State University for two years. On June 24, 1947, Mary Ann was united in marriage to the late Richard Pierzina at St. Stanislaus Church in Sobieski, MN. Together, they owned the Parkway Inn in Bowlus. Mary Ann became a teacher in 1945 at 18 years old. After dedicating 10 years of her life to teaching in a one-room country schoolhouse, she became a teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Little Falls, where she continued to mold young minds for fifteen years until her retirement in 1985. Mary Ann had a zest for life and enjoyed many hobbies and activities. She delighted in baking bread, quilting, embroidering, playing cards, dancing, and watching her beloved Twins and Vikings. Above all, she cherished the time spent with her large and loving family. As an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mary Ann's kindness and compassion touched the lives of many throughout the community. Mary Ann will be lovingly remembered and missed by her children: Carol Ann Olson of Rice Lake, WI; Ronald Richard (Laura) Pierzina of Belgrade, MT; Patrick Stanley (Gail) Pierzina of Bozeman, MT; Constance Agnes (Harold, Jr. "Danny") Lipke of Little Falls; Catherine Marie (Doug Lucas) Pierzina of Eau Claire, WI; Rosalyn Ruth (Roger) LeBlanc of Little Falls, Marilyn Judy (Joseph) Curtiss of Little Falls, and Joseph Eugene (Donna) Pierzina of San Diego, CA. She is also survived by her siblings, George (Bernice) Beniek of Chanhassen, James Beniek of Bowlus, Eugene Beniek of Rice, Arthur (Charlotte) Beniek of Excelsior, and Ruth (Andy) Borash of Excelsior. Mary Ann leaves behind a legacy of love through her 29 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, August and Anna Skudlarek Kutzmann Beniek; her step-father, Stanley Beniek; her beloved husband Richard Pierzina; her sister, Mary Ann Healy, and grandsons Kyle and Chad Lipke, Forrest Olson, as well as her son-in-law Rodney Olson. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 6, at 11:30 A. M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls, with Father Patrick Hoeft officiating. Prior to the service, a visitation will take place on Sunday, November 5, from 2:00-5:00 P. M. at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, and on Monday at the church from 10:00 A. M. until the hour of the service. The burial will be held in the parish cemetery. Mary Ann's family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all those who have shown kindness, love, and support during this difficult time. Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Mary Ann. Bottom of Form Top of Form Bottom of Form

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