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September 24, 1924 – May 4, 2021

Sylvia Barbara Artmann, age 96, of Winsted passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at The Gardens of Winsted.

Born on September 24, 1924 in Rogers, Minnesota to Michael & Theresa (Schmitt) Huckenpoehler-moved back to Waconia, MN when 2 years old.    Father died when she was 3 ½ and her brother Leon (Hucky) was 1 ½.   Went to St. Joseph’s School and graduated from 8th grade and then on to Waconia High-graduated in 1942.

She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Artmann on March 2, 1985 and sister-in-law Marcella Hahn (Artmann),  father passed away in 1928, and mother on December 20th, 1985, brother Leon passed away August 1st, 2000.

Survived by children: Mike & Sharon Artmann, Jim & Sue Artmann and Bob & Linda Artmann; grandchildren: Shannon Hjelmen (Artmann, Jenny Silva (Artmann), Kristine Brooks (Artmann), Kimberly Wortz (Artmann), Jim Artmann, Brandon Artmann and Mandy Eiynck (Artmann); great grandchildren: Taylor Brooks, Kaylee Brooks, Blake Brooks, Blane Brooks, Ashlynn Wortz, Chase Wortz, Adele Artmann, Brielle Artmann, Nolan Wortz, Josephine Artmann and Everett Artmann; brother-in-law: Marvin and wife Dorothy; many nieces and nephews.

She worked in Minneapolis for 1 year and then back to Waconia and worked in the Post Office.   Married Albert “Al” Artmann on July 26, 1947, and raised 3 sons Mike, Jim and Bob.   Al had an orchestra for many years and started AA Auto in 1958 and served in the army in WW2.  She worked with him, waitressed at the Blue Note, and kept on at the Post Office in Winsted until 1989.   Retiring after 33 years from the Post Office.   Active in church and societies of Holy Trinity.   She received the Bishops medal in 1999.   Was also a member of The American Legion and VFW Auxiliary.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sylvia Artmann will be held on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 at 11:00 A.M.   at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.    Father Matthew Wiering will be the Celebrant.  Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery. 

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Casket Bearers will be Kristine Brooks, Shannon Hjelmen, Brandon Artmann, Kimberly Wortz, Mandy Eiynck, Jim Artmann, Jenny Silva and Taylor Brooks.



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May 5, 1996 – April 30, 2021

Jeffery Jay Max Jr. (Dakota Caze Wambdi Peta) journeyed to the Spirit World on April 30, 2021.

He was born on May 5, 1996 in Sisseton, South Dakota to Jeffrey Max Sr. and Tressa Bissonette.  Jeffrey grew up in Sisseton, South Dakota and was a 2015 graduate of Tiospa Zina Tribal School, during his high school years, Jeffrey loved to play basketball.  He was one of the star basketball players and was a big part of the Tiospa Zina Wambdi Team. His biggest passion was the love of Basketball.  He helped them to 3 back-to-back Championships at the Dakota Oyate Challenge 2013, 2014, 2015.  He also loved playing with the traveling teams that went to Arizona, Colorado, Kansas with the Native American Invitational Tourney’s. Jeffrey attended SWC for a short time and played briefly for the SWC Mustangs.

Jeffery worked at the Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel and for Woodland Cabinetry. Jeffrey lived and believed in our traditional ways.  He loved to play moccasin games and won a few Champion games.  In his spare time, he wrote Lyrics and loved to spit his rhymes.  He was a kind, respectful and loving. Jeffrey had a lot of friends.  He is loved and will be missed by his many family and friends.

Survived by his father: Jeffery Max Sr.; mother: Tressa Bissonette; brothers: Lee White Sr. and Virgil Benise; sisters: Karissa Dog Eagle, Trelonnie Dog Eagle and Samantha Crawford; maternal grandmother: Sophia Bissonette; paternal grandmothers: Virginia Max and Rose Max and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Preceded in death by his maternal grandfather: Seth Ambrose “Chico” Bissonette; paternal grandfather: Vincent Max Sr.; uncle: Vincent Max Jr.; aunt: Collette Max; cousins: TJ Max Jr. and Vicky Max; many other relatives.

All-night wakes will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021 beginning at 7:00 P.M. and Tuesday, May 4, 2021 beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center in Sisseton, South Dakota. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 beginning at 12:00 Noon at The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center in Sisseton, South Dakota.

Officiating will be Robert Gill.  The Drum Group will be Dakota Nation.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be All his family and friends and all his basketball teammates.

Casket Bearers will be Cain Robertson, Tyrone Bearhead, Cullen Max, Jace Max, Jerrard Max, Felix Renville III, Tyahan Max, Stephan Shepard, Johnathan Bissonette, Keenan Ojeda, and Jacob Haug.

interment will be held at Wambdi Hde Ska in Eden, South Dakota.


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Marcella Mary “Sally” Lachermeier, age 97, of Winsted passed away on Wednesday, April 28th in Waconia, MN.

She was born on June 11, 1923 in Hollywood Township, Carver County, MN the daughter of John and Josephine (Hausladen) Lynch.

Sally graduated from Watertown High School and was a school teacher prior to marriage.

On October 16, 1945 Marcella “Sally” Lynch and Bernard F. “Ben” Lachermeier were joined in holy marriage at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown.  God blessed their marriage with three sons.

Sally and Ben engaged in dairy farming for their entire lives. They moved into Winsted in 1991.   She was very proud of being Irish!  Sally enjoyed tending to her flowers and mowing the lawn.  She also enjoyed dancing and was a great cook.  Sally loved her grandchildren and was very proud of them.

Survived by her sons Bill (Nancy) Lachermeier of Winsted, Bob (Joy) Lachermeier of Monticello and John (Brenda) Lachermeier of Mayer; grandchildren David (Nancie) Lachermeier, Philip (Jennifer) Lachermeier, Angela (Eric) Bachinski, Amy (Dan) Graeber, Tom (Jenny) Lachermeier, Matt (Alicia) Lachermeier, Jeff Lachermeier (special friend Rachel) and Kelli (Tyler) Miller; great-grandchildren Taylor (fiance’ Zach), Benjamin, Emily (special friend Steve), Elizabeth (special friend Cory), Logan, Maddie, Weston, Iris and Miles; brother Jim Lynch; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her loving husband on November 29, 2007, her parents, twin brother Edward Lynch, siblings Emmet, Ambrose and Leon Lynch.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 4th at 11:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  Father John Hayes will be the celebrant.  Inurnment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Please join us for a luncheon and fellowship following the burial at the Winsted Legion.

Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted served the family.  On-line condolences can be made at

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Harold Gene “Harry” Engle, age 92, of Winsted passed away on Tuesday morning, April 27, 2021 at his residence.

He was born on May 21, 1928 in Sauk Centre the son of William L. & Elsie (Foster) Engle.

Harry graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1946 where he was an All-Conference Basketball Player. He held the Sauk Centre points per game scoring record for many years. While living in Sauk Centre, he was a farmer.

On September 5, 1955, Harold Gene “Harry” Engle and Liane B. Rademacher were joined in holy marriage at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa, Minnesota.   God blessed their marriage with four children.

Harry was employed for over twenty-seven years at Sterner Industries in Winsted as a welder.  He also was a school bus driver starting in 1970 for Lester Prairie School District and later Howard Lake Waverly-Winsted School District.

He was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Survived by his children: Jean Read of Darwin (significant other Chuck Rizzo), Patrick (Cindy) Engle of Winsted, Nancy (Randy) Lachermeier of Trevor, Wisconsin and Deb (Edward) Fosdick of Lester Prairie; eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; special friend: Theresa Fasching; a sister: Beulah Zierden of Sauk Rapids; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his wife Liane B. Engle on March 16, 1988, his parents, a son-in-law: Edwin Read; two grandchildren: Aleaha and Holli; brothers and a sister’s: Floyd, LeRoy, Kenneth, Clifford, Erwin, Louis, Lester, Julian, Theodore “Ted”, Vera Kranz, Elsie Taylor and Margaret Braaten.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 8:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Harold G. “Harry” Engle will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.   Father Aaron Johanneck will be the Celebrant.

Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Ed Fosdick, Nick Fosdick, Christie Hanson, Jackie Snabb, Beau Lachermeier, and Krystal Fair.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.

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February 23, 1960 – April 26, 2021

Joseph “Jose” Roberto Haro Jr., passed away on Monday April 26th, 2021. He was born on February 23rd, 1960, son of Jose Haro Sr & Eladia Molina. Survived by his significant other: Dorinda Twobears; daughters: Ashley Haro & Allison Haro; five grandchildren: Jacob Mata Jr., Malaysia Haro, Marcus Badboy Jr., Wambli’ska Badboy andTristan Badboy. Preceded in death by a son Anthony P. Haro,  two daughters Audrianna M. Haro & Bonni A. Haro, his parents, a nephew David Moreno and by two grandchildren Tristan M. Haro & Baby Nita.

Known to his Chicago family as Tio Junior. He left Chicago as a young man. Settling in Minneapolis. He was an adventurous and ambitious soul. A resourceful and creative jack of all of trades. He worked hard to provide well for his family, a story teller who made you laugh, a kind hearted person who gave selflessly.