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Mae Virant, 89, Cold Spring
Mae Virant, 89, of Cold Spring died on Tuesday, May 21, at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m., at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. Inurnment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may gather one hour prior to mass in the church narthex.

Mae was born on May 29, 1923, to Anton Elof and Hilma Marie (Stockey) Youngquist in Biwabik, Minn.

She married Bill Virant on July 31, 1948, in St. John Catholic Church in Biwabik.

Mae attended school in Biwabik and nurse's training in Detroit, Mich. She entered the United States Army as a nurse and served in the South Pacific Theater during WWII.

Mae is survived by her children, Priscilla Virant (Lee Rosen), William Jr. (Jeanne) of Paynesville, Nancy (Steve) Carlson, Tari (Alvin) Ahlgrim, and David (Mary); sister, Edie Herr; and brother, Gordon Youngquist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; sisters, Ellen and Esther; brothers, Carl, Harry, Marvin "Dutch," and John; and an infant sibling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Rocori area Dollars for Scholars endowment program.

Fred Olmscheid, 53, St. Martin
Fred A. "Doobie" Olmscheid, 53, of St. Martin died on Thursday, May 16, at his home.

A memorial mass was held on Tuesday, May 21, at St. Martin Catholic Church. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Doobie was born on April 13, 1960, to Gilbert and Dorothy (Spanier) Olmscheid in Melrose.

He graduated from Melrose High School and began his career as a carpenter. He owned and operated Fred's (Doobie's) Construction for the past 20 years.

He is survived by his siblings, Norbert of St. Cloud, Barb Gillitzer of St. Joseph, Dan of St. Martin, Betty Roelike of Belgrade, and Robert of St. Martin; 12 nieces and nephews; and many friends; and brother- and sister-in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Mary; sister, Debbie Korte; and brother, David.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Milton Jones, 86, Paynesville
Milton K. Jones, 86, of rural Paynesville died on Saturday, May 4, at Glencoe Regional Health Service Long Term Care Center.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m., at St. John Lutheran Church in Atwater. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery in Hawick. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Milton was born on Jan. 12, 1927, to Frank and Emma (Kalkbrenner) Jones in Hawick.

Milton married Marian Hintz on June 11, 1949, at St. John Lutheran Church in Atwater. Following their marriage, they farmed south of Lake Koronis with Milton’s parents and were blessed with four children and more than 63 years of marriage.

They left the farm in 2010 for assisted living facilities in Glencoe.

Milton spent his final years as he had spent so many previous years: at Marian's side.

Milton is survived by his wife, Marian; daughter, Rose (Les) Overman of Iona, Minn.; sons, Neal (Inez) of Paynesville; Randy (Mavis) of Winsted, Minn.; a daughter-in-law; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Timothy.

Memorials are preferred to Alzheimer's research, the American Cancer Society, or St. John Lutheran Church in Atwater.

Audrey Nordquist, 84, Litchfield
Audrey M. Nordquist, 84, of Litchfield died on Tuesday, May 21, at Ecumen Emmanual Home in Litchfield.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 25, at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Audrey Mae Nordquist was born on Dec. 27, 1928, to Albert and Hilda (Peterson) Johnson in Greenleaf Township. She was baptized and confirmed at Ness Lutheran Church.

Her family moved to the Forest City area in 1940.

Audrey graduated from Litchfield High School in 1946.

She married Raymond “Bud” Nordquist on Feb. 10, 1948. They made their home in Litchfield, and, in 1974, moved to their Lake Koronis home.

She worked for the Meeker County Agriculture Service after high school. In 1954, she began working for the Meeker County Register of Deeds Office, where she worked for seven years until she ran for the office of County Recorder in 1962 and won. She continued in this office until her retirement in 1990.

Audrey is survived by her nieces and nephews, Shirley Rick of Litchfield, Dean Johnson of Cambridge, Bonnie Thompson of Litchfield, Marlene Wilder of Howard Lake, Lee Johnson of Litchfield, Herb Tulien of Litchfield, and Dale Tulien of Litchfield; great-nieces and great-nephews; great-great nieces and great-great nephews; and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, “Bud;” parents; and brothers and sisters, Mamie Johnson, Margaret Tulien, Harriet Cummins, John H. Johnson, Karl Johnson, Arthur Johnson, and Edward O. Johnson.

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