Obituaries 11/10/22

Dawn Demarais, 52

Dawn Marie Demarais, age 52, of Waverly, was called home to eternal life on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

She was born on January 16, 1970, in Buffalo, the daughter of William E. and Patricia C. (Clark) Demarais.

Dawn graduated from Howard Lake-Waverly High School in 1988. She later attended St. Cloud Beauty School. She was a beautician and owner of Creations Salon in Waverly. Dawn enjoyed being a hairdresser and also her customers. She would literally light up a room! Everyone who met her loved her and her personality, and she gave the best hugs in the world! Dawn was fond of spending time with Michael and the dogs on their patio oasis, which reminded her of her favorite place…Florida. She was a life-long member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.

Dawn is survived by her fiancé, Michael Theisen, and his sons, Ross and Dane Theisen; fur babies, Karl and Blanche; her parents, Bill and Pat Demarais; brothers, Dave (Jen) Demarais, Steve (Dee Dee) Demarais and Dan (Linda) Demarais; sisters, Brenda (Dave) LePage, Kim Demarais and Mary Beth Vogelsang; sister-in-law, Cindy Theisen; brothers-in-law, Mark (Cherree) Theisen and Danny Theisen; sister-in-law, Lorie Speltz and brother-in-law, Lonnie (Marci) Theisen; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents-in-law, Ken and Delores Theisen; a brother-in-law, Gary Theisen; a niece, Eve Theisen; a brother-in-law, Mike Speltz; and by grandparents, Roy and Anna Demarais and Clifford and Claire Clark.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Dawn Demarais will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Father Kenneth O’Hotto will be the Celebrant. Inurnment St. Mary’s Columbarium. A visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, November 12, from 9:00 A.M. until time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to


Sharon Douglas, 86

Sharon Lynn Douglas, age 86, of Buffalo, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022.

She was born in Minneapolis on October 26, 1936, the daughter of Stanton Louis “Stub” and Ruth Elizabeth (Fransen) Holcomb. Following graduation from high school, Sharon attended the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She later became a legal secretary working at The Wright County Courthouse and the law office of Walter Johnson.

Sharon married Ralph Douglas and, together, they had three children. She also was a homemaker and the longtime bookkeeper for the Tipperary Farm, South of Waverly. Sharon worked for Tom Lilja’s law office later in life. She enjoyed arts, crafts, sewing, and traveling. Sharon formerly belonged to the QQ Club, the Red Hats, Buffalo Christian Women, Creekside Chicks, and Home Extension. She was fond of writing poetry, driving her red Camaro, and animals. 

Sharon is survived by children, Christy (Paul) Biss, of St. Cloud, Jeffrey (Teresa) Douglas, of Woodenville, WA, and Michelle (Spencer) Dahl, of Waverly; grandchildren, Logan and Lacey Dahl and Jack and Kyle Douglas; brothers, Lee and Kent Holcomb.  

She was preceded in death by her parents.  

Visitation  will be Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 1-3 P.M. Interment Kreidler Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested for Crossroads Animal Shelter.  

Arrangements for Sharon Douglas are by The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made to


Gary Page, 84

Page, Gary R., 84, of Bloomington, MN, (formerly of Buffalo, MN), passed away peacefully on November 5, 2022.

Gary was born in Cokato, MN, to Conrad and Marcia Page. Gary served in the Army briefly and later completed his education at Dunwoody Institute.

Gary wed Marion, the love of his life, in 1960. He was a proud member of IBEW union, worked as an electrician, and in 1976 started his company, Page Electric in Buffalo, MN.  In retirement, Gary and Marion enjoyed their winters in Mesa, Arizona. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marion; and daughter, Simone. 

He is survived by his daughters, Sue (Leon) Sturnieks and Lisa (Chris) Banas; grandchildren, Nick and Alex Sturnieks and Olivia and Jake Banas; brother, Glenn Page; sisters, Gail Page and Geri Page; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gary’s wish was for a private family celebration of life.



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