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Marquelle Marie Gagnon, 20, of Hudson died Monday, Aug. 25, at Children's Hospital in St Paul. She is the daughter of Peg Gagnon and Mark Gagnon and the sister of Madeleine Gagnon. Marquelle was active in Bridge for Youth with Disabilities. Peg is the organization's executive director. Arrangements are pending with O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com , (715) 386-3725. A full obituary will appear in next week's Star-Observer.
Lee O. West, 70, of Siren died Monday, Aug. 25. Among his survivors is a brother, Stephen (Judy) West of Hudson. A memorial service is being planned. Interment will be in Clear Lake Cemetery. O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson and Countryside Crematory of Baldwin handled the arrangements.
Alex S. Kosa, 76, of River Falls, and formerly of Hudson, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Kinnic Long Term Care in River Falls. He came to Hudson in 1961 and later moved to River Falls. His survivors include his wife, Edry S. Kosa, and a son, Stephen Alex Kosa (HHS 1979), both of River Falls, and a grandson. A graveside service was at noon Monday, Aug. 18, at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
Dan G. Handevidt, 51, of Stillwater, Minn., formerly of Hudson, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Tuesday, Aug. 19, in Stillwater, Minn. Dan was born on July 27, 1957, in Stillwater to Gordon and Kathryne (McKinnon) Handevidt. He was a very hard worker and devoted to his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon, and his niece, Anita Gosso.
Edward L. Frawley, 85, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and dear friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Friday, Aug. 22. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joyce. Ed is survived by his sons, Ed (Cindy Rohdes), Chuck (Janice), Tim (Julie) and Terry (Karin Taylor); daughters, Mary (Al Ballou) and Megan (Frank); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at St.
Georgia Elizabeth Weitkamp, 99, of Hudson passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Christian Community Home. She was born on Feb. 11, 1909, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Aussieker) Fuhrmeister, in Peabody, Kansas. She graduated from Midland College in Fremont, Neb., and did graduate work in library science at the Universities of Iowa and Illinois. She returned to Midland College as its head librarian until her marriage. She married Alvin Weitkamp on July 21, 1933, at the Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont. They had three children, William, Elizabeth and Kathryn.
Todd Jacobson, 39, of Chippewa Falls died accidentally Friday, Aug. 8, at the Baldwin Area Medical Center following an injury while skydiving. Todd was born on May 17, 1969, in La Crosse, the son of Michael and Leslee Jacobson. He was raised near La Crosse, graduating from high school in Holmen. He furthered his education at Tulsa Aeronautics School. Todd quickly developed an unmistakable love for flight: planes, skydiving. Passion would be an understatement for his love of skydiving.
Floyd Clayton Olson, 87, of Safety Harbor Fla., and formerly of Hudson, died Saturday, July 26, in Florida. He was born in Burtrum, Minn., Oct. 26, 1920, and attended high school in that area. During World War II, he served with the U.S.
Dianna M. Hallas, 44, of Somerset passed away on Aug. 6, 2008. She was a loving wife, mom, daughter and sister. She was preceded in death by a brother, Craig Shopbell. She is survived by husband, Ricky Allan Hallas; children, Bryan Matthew Shopbell of Hudson, Ricky Allan Hallas Jr.
Baby Logan James Michels, one-day-old baby boy of Joshua and Kristina (Walker) Michels of Baldwin, died Thursday, Aug. 7, at Children's Hospital in St.