Obituaries 8/4/22

Beverly Lange, 87

Beverly Violet, age 87, of Delano, passed away July 28, 2022.

She was born on December 11, 1934, in Montrose, Minnesota, to Edward and Mabel (Dalbec) Splettstoeszer. She married Clifford Lange on June 16, 1954. A year later, they welcomed their first daughter, Wendy, followed by Tammy, five years later. 

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother always sharing her hugs and warm smile. She and Clifford had an adventurous spirit, traveling when they could with other family members.  She was a lovely woman who made sure her family was always taken care of. In 2003, they moved off the farm and built their dream home in Delano, where they shared 13 more wonderful years. In total, they shared 61 years of blissful marriage, often remembered holding hands. Hours before she passed, she called out, “Clifford, I’ll be there soon.” She passed peacefully surrounded by family members holding her hands. 

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford; daughter, Wendy Stieve; siblings, Stan Splettstoeszer, Ethel Mahlsted, Eleanor Krueger, Donna Schmaedeka, and Norman Splettstoeszer. 

Beverly is survived by her daughter, Tammy (Brian) Sevigny; grandchildren, Nichole Stieve, Jessica (Dustin) Schrupp, Courtney (Joe) Volby, Rylee Sevigny, Collin Sevigny; and great-grandchilden, Eja Volby, Dominic Volby, and Samuel Volby. 

The Funeral Service took place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Delano, MN. Visitation was held from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service.  All events occurred at the church.  Interment was in East Mount Olive Lutheran Cemetery, Delano, MN.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.


Kimberly Meyer, 65

Kimberly R. Meyer, age 65, of Waverly, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at the Waconia Hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be held 12:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2022, at the Waverly Waterfront Park, 402 Park Drive, Waverly, Minnesota 55390.

Kimberly Renee Meyer was born April 16, 1957, in Minneapolis to Marvin and Edythe (Sundberg) Erickson. She grew up in Wyoming, Minnesota, and later attended Anoka High School. She loved her family so much and loved making everyone laugh, especially with her funny one-liners that we will never forget. She was the life of the party and made friends wherever she went. She loved all animals. We called her the “animal whisperer.” She made sure every day that the outside birds, neighbor cats, and any animal in her sight always had food and water. She also enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking, and being with her children and grandchildren. She loved being a mom and grandma! She always cared so much for others and always put their well-being and needs before her own. She will be remembered for her big heart! She will be missed. She was a great friend, amazing, loving mom, and grandma to many.

She is survived by her significant other, Rick Siebert, of Waverly; daughter, Melissa (Josh) Monson, of Clear Lake; son, Luke Siebert, of Waverly; stepson, Eric Siebert; six grandchildren, Paige (Dan) Winnen, Dylan Monson, Brooklyn Siebert, Corbin Siebert, Drake Shipley, and Dalton Shipley; two great-grandchildren, Delilah Koonst and Amelia Winnen; sisters, Yvonne (Ron) Hudak, Beverly Petersen, Marlene (Ron) Anderson, and Carlotta (Paul) Kneiszler family friend considered a sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Marvin and Edythe Erickson; sister, Sharon (Bob) Schmidt; and stepdaughter, Cerrisa Paulson; mother and father-in-law, Richard and Mae Siebert.


Theresa Treptau, 63

Theresa Barthel Treptau, age 63, of St. Michael, MN, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. Theresa graduated from St. Michael-Albertville High School in 1977, later attending Anoka Technical College. On April 16, 1983, Theresa Barthel was joined in holy marriage to Michael E. Treptau at The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN. God blessed their marriage with a son and a daughter. Theresa spent 42 years working at The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office where she retired in December of 2019 as the office manager of the Adult Prosecution Division.

She is survived by her husband, Michael E. Treptau; a son, Matthew (Andrea) Treptau; a daughter, Marissa (Brent) Steffel; grandchildren, Matthew, Piper, and Oliver Treptau and Savannah Steffel; siblings, Lynette (Rick) Deziel, Benita (Jim) Oliver, Gordy Barthel, Michele (Dan) Pawelk, Charlene (Gerard) Willette, Lisa (Kenny) Daluge  and Pam (Mike) Vetsch; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Scott (Marie) Treptau, Andrea (Darren) Heairet and Dan (Deb) Treptau; aunts, uncles, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Irene Barthel; brothers, Ben and Gerry Barthel; sisters-in-law, Terri and Carole Barthel; parents-in-law, William and Joann Treptau; a brother-in-law, Rob Treptau; and by a nephew, Tyler Pawelk.

A Celebration of Life was held at Hanover City Hall on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, from 2-8 P.M. Service was at 5:00 P.M. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested for Open Gate Cemetery (Niggler Cemetery) perpetual care fund.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home served the family. Online condolences may be made to


Hubert Vassar, 85

Sharon Vassar, 83

Heaven gained two angels when Hubert, age 85, and Sharon, age 83, passed away at their home in Hopkins, Minnesota, on July 27, 2022.

Hubert was born in Hopkins, MN, on February 22, 1937, to Philip and Genevieve (Krips) Vassar. He graduated from Hopkins High School in 1955. Better known as Herb, he was a carpenter by trade and a proud union member throughout his career. He built their home in Hopkins in 1961, as well as the family cabin near Crosby, MN. Herb was very active. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and ATV riding. Herb was always up for a lawn or board game, and he almost always won!

Sharon was born in Buffalo, MN, on March 22, 1939, to Fred and Evelyn (Hoffman) Mosher. She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1957. She was a secretary for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and was very proud of her work and contributions to saving endangered species. She enjoyed cooking and reading, but her true joy in life was her five children and 11 grandchildren. Sharon was a wonderful mother and grandmother, always ready with a smile, a hug, and good advice.

Herb and Sharon met at the Meal-In-A-Bun drive-in restaurant in St. Louis Park, MN, in 1955, where Sharon was employed as a carhop. Herb knew immediately that he was going to marry her someday. He was right, and after a few years of courting, Herb and Sharon were blissfully married for nearly 64 years. Together, they raised five children in their Hopkins home, where they kept a meticulous lawn and garden. They were devout Catholics and members of St. Joseph’s parish, where they attended mass together regularly for over 60 years. They enjoyed traveling, especially camping trips with their children. They were an exceptionally devoted couple and set a wonderful example of life and love.

Preceded in death by their parents; Hubert’s brother, Philip R. Vassar; and sister-in-law, Emilie Vassar, Sharon’s sister, Janice Mosher; and brother-in-law, Robert Beck.

Survived by children, Keith Vassar, of Elk River, Craig (April) Vassar, of Buffalo, Scott Vassar (Patty Ashpole), of Watertown, Joi (Dan) Bixler, of Maple Grove, and Neil Vassar (Ruthanne Hovland), of Victoria; grandchildren, Eric Meintsma, Dylan Vassar, Kelley Vassar, Cody Medearis, Chelsea Medearis, Alyssa Kennedy, Theresa Bixler, Brady Bixler, Evelyn Vassar, Olivia Vassar and Emma Woolsey; and great-grandchildren, Abby Moore, Hayden Medearis and Sofia Medearis; Hubert’s sister, Eileen (Don) Pemrick; Sharon’s sisters, Marilyn Beck, Kathleen (Larry) Kautz, Pamela (Steve) DesMarais; and brothers, Lyle Mosher, Fred (Sandy) Mosher; and many other relatives.

Visitation Thursday, August 11 from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson Hopkins Chapel, 1400 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 12 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church – St. Joseph Campus, 1310 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN. Graveside Service following mass at St. Margaret’s Cemetery, Bren Rd. and Shady Oak Rd., Minnetonka, MN. Reception 3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. at the church.



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