Myron Eugene Schliesman — Rochester

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Dean ‘Bunk’ C. Arnold — Rochester
Myron Eugene Schliesman — Rochester
Lillian E. Arett — Spring Valley
Dean “Bunk” C. Arnold, 70, of Rochester, died Wednesday,
Sept. 4, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital surrounded by his loving
He was born Nov. 12, 1942, in Chatfield, to Everett and Deina Arnold. He was a 1960 graduate of Chatfield High School. Dean married
Patricia Cullen on July 6, 1963, and recently
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Dean was fun loving and loved to laugh with
family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, listening to country music and helping out family
and friends. He worked for Palmer Soderberg
as a drywall finisher and worked on many comArnold
mercial jobs in the Rochester area for 35 years.
He was a member of the Local Union 681 and
retired in 1999.
Dean is survived by his wife, Patricia; and his three children,
Julie (Brian) Darcy of Mazeppa, Tim Arnold of Rochester and
Sheri (Darryl) Thompson of Rochester; four grandchildren, Don
and Sean Darcy and Sid and Autumn Thompson; eight brothers
and sisters, Carolyn (Myron) Bicknese of Rochester, Rita (Larry) Newman of Rochester, Linda Kuster of St. Peter, Dave (Gail)
Arnold of Stewartville, Gerry (Cathy) Arnold of Rochester, Rick
(Nancy) Arnold of Chatfield, Mark( Pam) Arnold of Acworth,
Ga., and Cindy (Ken) Moe of Rochester; and stepmother, June
Arnold of Rochester.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Deina
Arnold, his oldest brother, Jack Arnold and three infant siblings.
He was a great inspiration to all who knew him and will be
deeply missed.
A visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester.
Online condolences are welcome at
Myron Eugene Schliesman, 68, of Rochester, passed away
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.
Myron was born Dec. 11, 1944, in Beardsley,
to Raymond and Etta (LaCroix) Schliesman.
Myron was proud of his Native American heritage and was a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe. He graduated from Minnetonka High School. Myron joined the U.S. Army
in September 1962. He served two years in
Germany and one year in White Sands, N.M.,
and was discharged in September 1965. He then
attended the Minneapolis Police Academy and
worked for the Minneapolis Police DepartSchliesman
ment 3rd and 5th Precinct. Through his career,
he served in the first Minnesota Swat Team,
the Department of Homicide, Department of
Narcotics, Department of Child Sex Crimes
and the Department of Internal Affairs. He received the Medal of Valor. Myron’s career as a
Minneapolis police officer was his dream job and he stated often,
“There was not a day I didn’t enjoy going to work.” He retired
from the police department in 1995. In 2003, he moved to Rochester and worked for Rochester City Delivery (RCD) and currently
employed by Lanier Parking Ramp, downtown Rochester.
Myron was an avid golfer and enjoyed the Minnesota Twins,
Timberwolves and Gophers. Myron loved his cars.
He is survived by his children, Ronald (Barb) Schliesman
of Montrose, Nicholas (Robin) Schliesman of Burnsville and
Stephanie (Mathew) Schliesman of Duluth; six grandchildren;
one sister, Luella Tesch of Milbank, S.D.; his best friend; Grady
McCorkel; and the love of his life, his fiance, Betty Tesch, also
He was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Schliesman and one sister, Delores Heitla.
There will be no funeral service. A burial graveside service
will be conducted by Connor Cabalka, of the Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Rochester at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at
Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Eyota is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for Lillian Arett will be held at 11 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring
Valley, with Pastor Laura Fladten and Pastor
Dennis Timmerman officiating. Burial will be
at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at
the church on Monday.
Hindt Funeral Home, Spring Valley, is in
charge of arrangements.
Lillian E. Arett, 92, of Spring Valley, passed
away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Saint Marys
Hospital in Rochester.
Lillian was born March 26, 1921, in York
Township, to Oliver and Anna (Holman) Kingsley. She was a graduate of Wykoff High School.
On June 8, 1940, Lillian was united in marriage to Virgil Arett at
the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Lillian worked at the
V Store in Spring Valley for many years, and she later worked at
Dayton’s in Rochester.
Dancing to old-time music, cooking for her family, and traveling, seeing most of the United States, were some of Lillian’s
favorite times.
Lillian is survived by her husband of 73 years, Virgil of
Spring Valley; children, Kyle (Debbie) Arett of Atlanta, Ga.,
Kent (Erika) Arett of Boulder, Colo., and Vicky (Jim) O’Connell
of Spring Valley; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Laura Zidlicky of Postville, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Cynthia,
three sisters Gladys, Mae and Angela, and a brother, Emmett.
Condolences may be left online at
James A. Stocke — Mendota Heights
James A. Stocke, 84, of Mendota Heights, formerly of Rochester, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.
Preceded in death by wife, Maren Stanger
Stocke; parents, Oswald and Esther Stocke.
He is survived by his children, Tom Stocke,
Cynthia (Fred) Betz and Lisa (Dan) Gray; 10
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a
sister, Louise (John) Anderson.
James was born Sept. 19, 1928, he grew up in
Minneapolis, received his bachelor of science
degree in business from Gustavus Adolphus
College and resided in Rochester for over 55
years, working as general manager and then
president of O.A. Stocke Co. Inc. for 35 years.
His work in construction included most of
the Mayo Clinic buildings, 1st National Bank, Olmsted County
Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Rochester YMCA, several schools
and many others.
He enjoyed life-long passions in photography, architecture,
boating, music, nature, camping, literature and the arts; served
tirelessly in the community as member of his church, architecture/builders associations, rotary club, local politics, musician, the historical society and was a true American patriot. A
dedicated husband, father and grandpa, he was greatly loved by
his family and dear friends.
Memorial service will be held Monday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. at St.
Paul’s United Methodist Church, 700 Wesley Lane in Mendota
Burial and prayer service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11,
at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 512 Third St. S.W. in
Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace, St. Paul or First
Presbyterian Church, Rochester.
Notices of death
Aaron P. Eckblad, 34, of Rochester, died Thursday at Saint
Marys Hospital Emergency Room. Macken Funeral Home,
Elsie M. Fagerholm, 91, of Rochester, died Thursday at
Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral
Homes, Rochester.
Thomas G. Humfeld, 55, of Marion, died unexpectedly Monday
at his home. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services La Crescent
Chapel. Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services, La
Evelyn L. Skjeie, 92, of Chatfield, died Thursday, at Chosen
Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Riley Funeral Home, Chatfield.
Tom Smith, 56, of Cresco, Iowa, died Wednesday. Lindstrom
Funeral Home, Cresco, Iowa.
James A. Stocke, 84, of Mendota Heights, formerly of Rochester
died Wednesday. Memorial service will be Monday at 10 a.m. at
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Mendota Heights. Kessler &
Maguire Funeral Home, St. Paul.
Thomas G. Humfeld — Marion
Thomas G. Humfeld, 55, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly
at his home Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.
He was born in La Crosse, Wis., on Oct. 26, 1957, to Donald and
Kathleen (Dittman) Humfeld. For many years, Tom had worked
in the oil fields out west and currently worked as an over-theroad trucker.
Tom is survived by his fiance, LaDonna Dewbery of Marion;
one sister, Alice (Dave) Bailey of Milwaukee, Ore.; brothers,
Robert (Mary) Humfeld of Winona, Jerry (Linda) Humfeld of
Camby, Ore., and James (JoAnn) Humfeld of La Crescent; and
many other loving family members and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one
brother, John, and two sisters, Rita Marie Humfeld and Rose
Marie Humfeld.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at
the Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services La Crescent Chapel, located at 111 S. Oak St. The Rev. Gregory Havel
will officiate. Private burial will take place at a later date.
Friends may call on the family Thursday morning at the
funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Online guestbook is available at
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shack dedication
Activist Barbara Coe
LOS ANGELES — For Barbara Coe, everything changed
the day she accompanied an elderly friend to a social services center in Orange County, Calif., in 1991.
“I walked into this monstrous room full of people, babies
and little children all over the place, and I realized nobody
was speaking English,” the South Dakota native later told
The Washington Post. “I was overwhelmed with this feeling: ‘Where am I? What’s happened here?’”
When she learned from a welfare counselor that immigrants who had entered the country illegally qualified for
the same public benefits that had been denied her friend, a
U.S. citizen, Coe began her journey from political neophyte
to fiery crusader against the demographic tide that was
transforming California.
Coe, 79, who helped lead the grass-roots movement behind Proposition 187, the controversial 1994 California ballot initiative to deny those in the country illegally access
to basic public services, died Saturday at her Huntington
Beach home. The cause was cancer, said Evelyn Miller, a
board member of the California Coalition for Immigration
Reform, which Coe headed.
Croat who hijacked U.S. plane
ZAGREB, Croatia — Zvonko Busic, a Croatian nationalist who served 32 years in prison in the U.S. for hijacking a
plane and also planting explosives that killed a policeman,
has committed suicide. He was 67.
Police said Busic was found dead Sunday at his home in
Rovanjska, near the coastal town of Zadar. They said he
left a suicide note.
Busic led a group of five who in 1976 hijacked a TWA
plane flying from New York to Chicago with some 80 passengers and crew members onboard, and also planted a
bomb in a locker at New York’s Grand Central railway station that killed a policeman.
Busic and his group said at the time they wanted to draw
attention to Croatia’s bid for independence from communist Yugoslavia.
Busic returned to Croatia in 2008 after he was paroled in
the United States where he was serving a life sentence for
air piracy.
Twin Cities grocery founder
MINNEAPOLIS — Twin Cities grocery store founder
Jim Kowalski has died while on a fishing trip to Ontario.
He was 67.
Family member and company employee Deb Kowalski
says Jim Kowalski was on a float plane with a friend when
he died Thursday.
She says there was no crash, and the friend was not hurt.
An autopsy was planned.
Jim Kowalski founded Kowalski’s Markets in 1983. He
and his wife, Mary Anne, are co-owners of what is now
nine stores that employ nearly 1,200 people.
According to the company website, Jim Kowalski was
named Minnesota Grocer of the Year and his wife was
named National Grocers Association Woman of the Year.
— From wire services
John Weiss / [email protected]
The new fish-cleaning shack at Colvill Park in Red Wing will be dedicated at 1 p.m. Saturday in honor of Ralph Diercks, a well-known
local fishing guide and sporting goods store owner who died Jan. 1.