April 25, 2017

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Funeral Announcements

Mary Kathleen Kaufhold (Meuleners)

age 76, of Carver, MN, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 11:00 AM, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 218 W. 2nd Street, Chaska, MN, with Father Fernando Ortega presiding. The visitation will be on Monday, April 24, 2017, 4 – 7 PM at the Bertas Funeral Home, 200 W. 3rd Street, Chaska, and also one hour prior to the Mass at church. A prayer service and rosary will be on Monday at 7 PM. There will be a private family inurnment at a later date at Guardian Angels Catholic Cemetery, Chaska.

Mary was born April 8, 1941 in Shakopee, MN, to Francis and Rose (Hammers) Meuleners, one of 6 children. Mary graduated from Waconia High School, Waconia, and on June 3, 1961 she married Roger J. Kaufhold at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne, MN. They had 5 children. Mary was a member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church and the Catholic Aid. She was employed at the Carver County Historical Society, and was a house wife and house mom. She was a current resident of Carver, but also lived in Cologne and Chaska. Her faith was extremely important to her and she loved volunteering at church. She loved spending time with her family and friends, the MN Twins and watching the St. Olaf Masses on television.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger (1990), her parents, son, Daniel, brother, Francis Meuleners, sister, Rose Breeggemann and brother-in-law, James Haus.

Survivors include her children, Michael Kaufhold of Chaska, Gary Kaufhold (Mike Pulver) of St. Paul, Terry Kaufhold of Chaska; daughter, Lori (Curtis) Lenzen of Cologne; 4 grandchildren, Lindsey (Matthew) Muhlenkort of Chaska, Bradley Kaufhold of Carver, David Lenzen of Cologne, Nathan Lenzen of Cologne; siblings, Bernard (Donna) Meuleners of Cologne, Barbara (Darrell) Knorr of Cologne, Audrey Haus of St. Michael; brother-in-law, Jerry Breeggemann of Shakopee; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were with the Bertas Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Chaska, MN. 952-448-2137

 

Douglas “Dougy” Arthur Kalkes,

of Carver, MN, died Monday, April 24th at home surrounded by his loving family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 11 a.m., at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 218 W. 2nd St., Chaska, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at church. The visitation will be on Wednesday, 4-8 PM at the Bertas Funeral Home, 200 W. 3rd St., Chaska with Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Father Fernando Ortega presiding Casket bearers will be son, Ronnie Kalkes, brother-in-law, Paul Holien and dear friends, Ric Anding, Terry Kerber, Chad Sayre and Cliff Kraus. Doug was born June 2, 1944 in Shakopee, MN, to Claude Sr. and Evelyn (Derhaag) Kalkes, 3rd out of 6 children. He was baptized, confirmed and attended the parochial school at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Chaska. He graduated from Chaska High School in 1963 and furthered his education in home building at Tech School. He was a partner of Kalkes Brothers Construction for 37 years and also worked part-time in law enforcement. He met his wife Lisa on New Years Eve in 2001 and they were married on May 14, 2010 in Chaska. Doug’s passion and lifelong career was building, but equally the outdoors, especially devoted to his hunting and fishing, and then his special joy he had in kids and helping people.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his loving wife, Lisa; children, Ronnie (Mindy) Kalkes, Wendy (Roger) Reade, Dawn (Dean) Schmieg, Jennifer (Mike) Shelton; step-son, Cody Foster; 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and another one on the way; siblings, Claude Fr. “Bud” (Joyce) Kalkes, Ken (Elaine) Kalkes, Carolyn “Toots” (Eugene) Wisniewski, Sue (Roger “Cubby”) Sames, Jean Lusignan; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends.

Funeral arrangements were with the Bertas Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Chaska, MN.

Everett Joseph Walter,

age 86, of Waconia, MN, formerly of Chaska, MN, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at New Perspectives Assisted Living in Waconia.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 28, 2017, 11:00 AM at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 218 W. 2nd St., Chaska, with Father Fernando Ortega presiding. The family will receive friends 10 – 11 AM at the church. The inurnment will be at Guardian Angels Catholic Cemetery, Chaska.

Everett was born July 2, 1930 in Cologne, MN, one of ten children, to Harry and Barbara (Tellers) Walter. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne. On June 19, 1954 he married Anita Hartman at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Jordan, MN. He was employed at Continental Machine in Savage, MN, for 37 years and also farmed with his brother. He was a member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed spearing, fishing, hunting, building trailers, working in his garage and spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Wilbert, Harry Jr., Dallan and Milo; sisters, Marcella Jaspers, Euella Knauer, Harriet Hartmann and Florinda Walter.

Survivors include his wife, Anita; son, Randy Walter (Laurie Zebell) of Chaska; 5 grandchildren, Jackie (Aidan) Demarais, Nicholas (Amberly Cortez) Walter, Andrew (Stacy Bjorgaard) Kuelbs, Heather (Craig) Bristow, Marty Kuelbs; 4 great grandchildren, Marin and Evelyn Demarais, Joshua and Arihanna Walter; brother, Gilbert Walter of Emily; sisters-in-law, Celeste Walter of Chaska, Donna Walter of Waconia, Marlene Walter of Chaska; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were with the Bertas Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Chaska, MN.