Kenneth David Runge

David Maitland

Fred Van Son

We sadly announce the passing of our father Fred Van Son of Northfield, MN on 20 February 2012. Fred was born 25 March 1923 to Jacoba (van der Weil) and Johannes van Son in de Haarsteeg, The Netherlands.

Frie (as he was known in Holland) spent his formative years on the family farm with his parents and seven siblings. Raising sheep, milking cows, walking to church and bicycling out to the fields in his small hometown filled his early years. When he was about sixteen years old, this pattern was disrupted by WWII. His family lived in a heavily fought over area, so after the war when Europe was still struggling to recover, he decided getting married and moving to the United States would be a good idea.

He met and married Helena van Spijk, a girl from a nearby village. In 1949, after earning a degree in agriculture and chemistry they immigrated to Rice County, MN. Early on he found employment at Andrews Nursery in Faribault.

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Francis Pinc


Francis Pinc, age 53, of Northfield, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in Faribault.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 24th at 10:30 am from the Church of St. Dominic’s in Northfield with burial at the Northfield Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Francis Pinc, the son of Emmanuel and Beverly (Schuette) Pinc was born on November 21, 1958 in Northfield. He attended Northfield Schools and graduated from Northfield High School in1977. Francis then attended the Faribault Vo-Tech School. After his schooling, Francis started working for D&S Cement. Later he worked at the MVE Welding Company in New Prague. Francis later worked for Cardinal Glass as a fork-lift operator and continued working at McLane in Northfield.

Francis was united in marriage to Denise Tuma on June 8, 1991 at the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery.

Wilbur Sherwin

Pearl Law

Pearl Law, age 85 of Northfield, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the Three Links Care Center in Northfield. Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm Monday, January 23rd at Trinity Lutheran Church in Northfield with visitation Monday at the Church from 11:00 am until the time of Services.

Cathy Browne

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April Kramer


April Kramer, age 34 of Northfield, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester following a two year battle with leukemia. Funeral Services will be 10:30 am Thursday, January 19th at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Northfield with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8:00 pm Wednesday at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield and at the Church on Thursday 1 hour prior to Services.

April Christina Kramer was born April 14, 1977 in Waseca, MN, daughter of Ronald and Carol (Frantum) Nelson. She was baptized at the Medo Lutheran Church and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Waseca. April was raised and attended school in Waseca, graduating from Waseca High School in 1995. She enjoyed playing tennis in school and was the stat keeper for the boys basketball team for a number of seasons.

April then went to Mankato State studying dental hygiene and community health.

Ida Luposchainsky

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