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Mower County Obituaries
Part 235

 

 

Edwin A. Klimek

1932-2013

Pending notice: Edwin A. Klimek, 80, Austin

Edwin A. Klimek, 80, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at his home. Services are pending and arrangements will be announced later by Mayer Funeral Home.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, July 23, 2013


Ed Klimek, 80, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at his home.

Ed was born Oct. 21, 1932, to Theodore and Margaret (Koep) Klimek in Urbank, Minn. He graduated from Parkers Prairie High School and then served in the Army of occupation in Germany. He moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, and began his career in trucking with Murphy Freight Lines. He married Martha Lee Dahmen at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin on April 25, 1959. She preceded him in death after 32 years of marriage.

They moved to Austin in 1962 where they raised their family and started Klimek Transfer and Storage, which they owned and operated until 1995. Ed then drove for AM Cat until ill health forced him to retire in 2008.

Ed loved to travel and he extensively explored this country, Canada and Europe. He had a great love and respect for nature and spent many happy hours tending to his garden and acreage, inviting many to come and enjoy its beauty. Ed was an avid bicyclist, logging up to 2000 miles a year. He especially enjoyed spending time at the cabin near his childhood home referring to the surrounding countryside as "God's Country."

Family was important to Ed and he excelled in his role as a wonderful loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Ed was a friend to many and he in turn cherished the many friendships he had formed. He was a man of deep and quiet faith and kept God close to his heart every day of his life. He donated his time willingly and gave generously to those who were less fortunate.

Although he lived with cancer for many years, he accepted it with humility and grace and never lost his love for life. Ed was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and served on the cemetery board and the school board for Pacelli High School.

Survivors include his children, Melissa (Rich) Caves, Rochester, Minn., Mike Klimek, Austin, Amy (Tony) Christian, Austin; grandchildren, Allie Caves, Rochester, Nathan Caves, LaCrosse, Wis., Samantha Smith, Austin; special friend, Dorothy Cummings, Austin; brothers, Ray (Betty) Klimek, New Ulm, Minn., Ted (Sue) Klimek, Lake Havasu, Ariz., Tom Klimek, Cedar, Minn., Leonard Klimek, Aurora, Minn.; sisters, Colleen (Bob) Bennett, Austin, Marilyn LaPree, Rochester, Lucy Schmitz, Monticello, Minn., Marge (Jim) Maney, Rapid City, S.D.; sister-in-law, MaryLou Clennon, Greenville, S.C.; brother-in-law, Earl Dahmen, Mapleview, Minn.; many beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents, sister Alice Leif, and his triplet baby sisters.

The family wishes to sincerely thank all those who contributed to Dad's care, with special gratitude to Dr. Timothy Moynihan for his many years of compassionate and dedicated service.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating. There will be a 4 p.m. rosary and a 6:30 p.m. wake service on Saturday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Sunday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91. Memorials are preferred to Food for the Poor. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, July 24, 2013

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June (Hoglin) Johnson

1928-2013

Funeral notice:

June E. Johnson, 85, Lyle

June E. Johnson, 85, of Lyle, Minnesota, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Mayo Health Systems Austin.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle with the Rev. Lydia Mittag officiating.

Visitation will be held at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Interment will be at the Six Mile Grove Lutheran Cemetery.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, July 23, 2013


The Lord welcomed June Johnson (Hoglin) into the heavenly choir on Sunday, July 21, 2013. June passed away peacefully after suffering a stroke, at the age of 85, surrounded by her loving family.

June was born on June 4, 1928, in Kittson County, Minnesota, to Adolph & Freda (Nordling) Hoglin. She grew up in the Lancaster area with her six brothers and sisters, singing, performing and singing some more.

June married Everett Johnson on June 4, 1952. They lived in various Midwestern cities before arriving in Lyle, Minnesota, in 1971.

June was an active member, and often officer of, Our Savior's Lutheran Church choir and Ladies Circle, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Lyle Lioness Club.

June's passions were obvious to all who knew her: family, music and laughter.

June sang often and with many, starting with her sisters, singing anytime they stepped into a room together, what a treat to witness. She also sang with the Zumbro Valley Chapter of the Sweet Adelines while living in Rochester, Minn. She then focused her energies into raising their six children, keeping music and laughter all around.

June loved family reunions and spending time with family. However large or small the group, you can bet there were dice or cards present and more than likely a few el torro poopoos! One of her favorite family days was the weekend after Thanksgiving. Potato Sausage Day -- fun, food and family tradition.

She was preceded in death by her husband Everett, brothers Andy Hoglin and Ivan (Kenneth) Hoglin, and sisters Olive Angell, Verna Paquette and Gerdis Westerberg.

She will be dearly missed by her sister Beatrice Bahr, Hallock, Minn.; six children, Linda (Don) Wendorf, Lyle, Jeff (Kelly) Johnson, Pewaukee, Wis., Jim (Becky) Johnson, Rochester, Ron Johnson, Little Elm, Texas and his special friend Denise Condon, Sandy (Kevin) Ferguson, Lyle and Sue Johnson (Lisa Macklem), St. Louis Park, Minn.; sister-in-law, Trudy Hoglin, Roseau, Minn.

Grandma June will also be missed by her 12 grandchildren, Drew and Alex Wendorf, Sarah (Jared) Cooke, Bob (Melissa) Johnson, Melissa Johnson, Ben (Alison) Johnson, Nick and Megan Johnson, Alexa and Laura Ferguson, Sophie and Duncan Macklem-Johnson; and three great-grandchildren Cooper, Connor and Shainnah Cooke.

June was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. Her spirit, smile and laughter will be missed by all who were blessed to have known her.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle with the Rev. Lydia Mittag officiating. Interment will be at the Six Mile Grove Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, July 24, 2013


Funeral notice: June E. Johnson, 85, Lyle

June E. Johnson, 85, of Lyle, Minnesota, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.

Service: Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle with the Rev. Lydia Mittag officiating.

Visitation: Will be held at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Interment: Burial will be at the Six Mile Grove Lutheran Cemetery.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, July 25, 2013

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Ida Irene (Mullenbach) Winkels

1925-2013

#1:

Ida Irene Winkels, 88, of Adams, Minnesota, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Cottagewoods Senior Communities in Rochester, Minnesota.

Ida was born to Mathias and Mary (Kramer) Mullenbach on July 17, 1925, on the family farm near Johnsburg, Minnesota. She married Victor Winkels on November 29, 1950, at St. John's Catholic Church in Johnsburg.

In her spare time, Ida enjoyed playing cards, embroidering and jigsaw puzzles. She was a member of Adams Legion Auxiliary and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams.

She was preceded in death by her husband Victor, parents, and six brothers and six sisters.

Ida is survived by her daughter Mary (Craig) Applen, Rochester; grandchildren Jeremy Applen, Albuquerque, N.M., Jennifer (Brent) Nohner, Rochester; great grandchildren, Chloe and Christian Nohner; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 26 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating. Private family interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour before the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be to Cottagewood, Seasons Hospice or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, July 25, 2013


#2:

Ida Irene Winkels

(July 17, 1925 - July 24, 2013)

Obituary Notice:

Ida Irene Winkels, age 88, of Adams, Minnesota, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Cottagewoods Senior Communities in Rochester.

Ida was born to Mathias & Mary (Kramer) Mullenbach on July 17, 1925 on the family farm near Johnsburg, Minnesota. She married Victor Winkels on November 29, 1950 at St. Johns Catholic Church in Johnsburg.

In her spare time, Ida enjoyed playing cards, embroidering, and jigsaw puzzles. She was a member of Adams Legion Auxiliary and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her husband Victor, parents, and six brothers and six sisters.

Ida is survived by her daughter: Mary (Craig) Applen, Rochester, Minnesota; grandchildren: Jeremy Applen, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Jennifer (Brent) Nohner, Rochester, Minnesota; great grandchildren: Chloe and Christian Nohner; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 26th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating. Private family interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour before the service at the church.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be to Cottagewood, Seasons Hospice or Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Adams Funeral Home 300 West Main, Adams, Minnesota, 55909; (507) 582-3461

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website, July 28, 2013

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Robert Duane Anhorn

1930-2013

Robert D. Anhorn, 83, Faribault

Robert D. "Bob" Anhorn, 83, of Faribault, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Faribault Senior Living.

Robert Duane, the son of Arthur Frederick and Mildred Alice (Bergland) Anhorn, was born on April 10, 1930, in Austin, Minnesota. He graduated from Austin High School in 1948 and from Carleton College in 1952 with a bachelor of science degree in economics. He also earned a bachelor's in elementary education from the University of Minnesota in 1955 and a master's degree in educational administration in 1959.

Bob married Audrey Jane Austad on June 14, 1952, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1954. He was employed by the Faribault School District for 37 years as an elementary school teacher and principal. He also served 25 summers as an Instructor for Behind The Wheel Driver's Education.

Bob was a life long sports enthusiast. He was a three sport high school athlete and standout college baseball player. He went on to enjoy coaching and umpiring. Bob was active in his church and community. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as bowling, playing cards and traveling. During their 61 years of marriage, Bob and Audrey took many vacations with their family, visiting numerous states and Europe. Most of all, Bob loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey; three children, Randal (and Lori) Anhorn of Chandler, Ariz., Sandra Rainey-Stitt of Chandler and Nancy (and Douglas) Zahn of Faribault; eight grandchildren, Scotty (Melissa) Anhorn, Lindsay Anhorn, Brianna (Gene) Trikoff, Brandon Rainey, Brent Bowdler, Travis Krenske, Ashley Krenske and Steven Zahn; five great-grandchildren, Hailey, Austin, Dominic, Carter and Mason; four siblings, Donald Anhorn of Eugene, Ore., Arlene (and Duane) Napp of Georgetown, Texas, Janet (and Richard) Gaughran of Jordan and Ronald Anhorn of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a stillborn son, Gregory Anhorn in 1954.

Funeral services will be held at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Friday, July 19, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Mandsager officiating. Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault. Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Thursday, July 18, 2013, from 3 to 7 p.m. and also at the church on Friday for one hour prior to the service. Visit boldtfuneralhome.com for information and guest book.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, July 25, 2013

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Daniel Robert Kelley

c1898-1958

Word has been received of the death Monday morning at Austin, Minnesota, of Dan R. Kelley, about 60, a former Waterloo resident.

He had been a patient at the Veterans hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota. Death was caused by carcinoma.

Mr. Kelley moved to Austin from Waterloo about 13 years ago. His wife, Loretta, died of cancer two years ago.

He was a janitor at East High School in Waterloo, and a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by two sons, Richard and Roger Kelley, both at Austin; two brothers, Joe Kelley, Fort Dodge, and Tom Kelley, Hibbing, Minnesota; and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth King, Virginia, Minnesota.

Waterloo survivors include several nieces and a nephew.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier,
Tuesday, October 7, 1958


Minnesota Death Certificates Index

KELLEY, DANIEL ROBERT
Date of Birth: 14 Jul 1897
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: UNKNOWN
certid# 1958-MN-010592
Date of Death: 06 Oct 1958
County of Death: MOWER

Credit: S. Bell

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Heye James Hemmen

1910-1962

Heye James Hemmen was born May 5, 1910, at Eldora, Iowa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hemme Hemmen. He attended schools in Iowa and resided at Allison, Parkersburg and Grundy Center, Iowa, before moving to Austin. He resided at 110 2nd St. SW and had been a member of the Austin Police Force 26 years. Mr. Hemmen was united in marriage with Nell Baldwin at Grundy Center. He was a co - owner of the Dairy Barn Drive-Inn and a member of the Police Association City Bowling League and Holy Name Society. Mr. Hemmen died at 3:45 p. m March 7, at St. Marys Hospital Rochester, of injuries suffered in an auto accident March 8. His wife, also injured in the accident, died March 6. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Hemann, 111 5th St. SW; his son-in-law, Kenneth Hemann; a granddaughter. Judy Hemann; his father, Hemme Hemmen Sr., Stout, Iowa; four sisters: Mrs. Ben VanLangen, Mrs. John Hook, Stout, Mrs. Pete Brower, Grundy Center, Iowa. Mrs. William Luppen, Britt, Iowa; two brothers, Kobus Hemmen, Britt, Iowa, Hemme Hemmen of California. He was preceded in death by his mother and step-mother. Funeral services were held at 9:15 a. m. March 10, at St. Augustine Church, Msgr. Robert Jennings officiating at the Mass Rev. Robert Maher gave the sermon. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery with the Mayer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Thur.,
March 15, 1962

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Ray H. Smith

1921-2013

Ray H. Smith, 91, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Deerwood, Minnesota, at his home.

Ray, son of Ray C. and Laura (Hustad) Smith, was born September 30, 1921, in Austin, Minnesota. He graduated from Austin High School in 1939. He finished one year at Austin Junior College and one year at Wabash before entering the Navy where he served from 1941 to 1946. He then attended the University of Minnesota. After graduation, he went to work at Soo Line Railroad and became vice president.

Ray married Patricia Alex. He is survived by his daughter, Nannette (John) Tuthill, Deerwood; five grandchildren; brothers Jim (Avis) Smith, Lakeville, Minnesota, and Ralph Smith, Springfield, Ohio; sister, Janet (Howard) Borchardt, Austin; brother-in-law, Warren Oppegard, Lincoln, Nebraska He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Pat, son Steven, and sisters Carol Oppegard and Peggy List.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 22, 2013, at Koop Funeral Home in Crosby, Minn. If desired, memorials are preferred to the Bob Allison Ataxia Research Center at the University of Minnesota.

Source: Austin Daily Herald,
July 27, 2013

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Laverne Leidall

1921-2013

Laverne Leidall, 92, of Lyle, Minnesota, died Saturday morning July 27, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in St. Ansgar, Iowa. Arrangements pending with Worlein Funeral Home, Austin, Minn.

Source: Austin Daily Herald,
July 27, 2013


Obituary

Laverne W. Leidall, age 92 of Lyle, MN, died Saturday morning July 27, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in St. Ansgar, Iowa. Laverne was born May 30, 1921 in Lyle, Minnesota, to Walter and Myrtle Leidall. On August 21, 1941 he married June M. Jorgenson in Lyle. The couple had five children. Laverne worked at Hormel Foods for 43 years and was the owner of Leidall Motor Sales in Lyle for many years. A member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lyle, Laverne belonged to the Lion's Club, Sons of Norway, Lyle Development Committee and was a Notary Public and Voting Clerk in Lyle, MN. He enjoyed traveling to Norway and Europe and spending time with his wonderful children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Laverne was a faithful and loving husband to June for 71 years.

Survivors include his; son Todd (Melody) Leidall of Maple Grove, Minnesota; daughters Jodi (Bob) Kaput of Lyle, Minnesota, Diane (Jim) Horgen of St. Ansgar, Iowa, Jan (John) Coumbe of Park Rapids, Minnesota; 15 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; a sister Avis Johnson of Austin, Minnesota, sisters in law Donna Peterson and A.J. Jennings, both of the Twin Cities; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife June, son, Bruce and a brother, Norman.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle, Minnesota. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be in Six Mile Grove Cemetery, rural Lyle. Memorials are preferred to Lyle First Responders or the Lyle Cancer Telethon. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Worlein Funeral Home website, July 30, 2013
See Austin Daily Herald, July 31, 2013.

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Carol Jean (Miller, Sheldon) Earl

1945-2013

#1:

Obituary for Carol Jean Earl

Carol Jean Earl, 68, of Austin, Minnesota, died on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Mayo Health Systems Austin.

She was born May 11, 1945 in Austin to Orville Miller and LaDonna (Perkins) Miller. Carol attended school in Austin and married Merlyn Sheldon in 1970.

She was also married to Don Earl until his death in 1996. She worked as a crossing guard for many years before her career as a bailiff for Mower County.

Carol enjoyed people and making friends. She went out of her way to help others. She loved camping, collecting angels and crafts. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Carol also enjoyed attending AA meetings. She died with 34 years of sobriety.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Merlyn Sheldon I, husband Donald Earl and an infant son

Carol is survived by her son Merlyn Sheldon II (Dawn Hegna) of Mantorville, Minnesota, daughter Margaret Earl of Austin, sisters: Judy Weatherly of Stewartville, Minnesota, Marlys and Gary Troe of Lake Mills, Iowa, Paulette and Doug Page of Elysian, Minnesota, brother Paul Miller of Austin, grandchildren: Merlyn Sheldon III, Michael Sheldon, Mercedeez Sheldon, Chanler Pratt and Chanter Pratt, several nieces and nephews, stepdaughters: Darla Halstead of Nevada and Janet Sward of Albert lea, Minnesota.

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website,
7/27/2013


#2:

Carol Jean Earl, 68, Austin

Carol Jean Earl, 68, of Austin, Minn., died on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Mayo Health Systems Austin.

Carol was born May 11, 1945, in Austin to Orville Miller and LaDonna (Perkins) Miller. She attended school in Austin and married Merlyn Sheldon in 1970. She was also married to Don Earl until his death in 1996. She worked as a crossing guard for many years before her career as a bailiff for Mower County.

Carol enjoyed people and making friends. She went out of her way to help others. She loved camping, collecting angels and crafts. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Carol also enjoyed attending AA meetings. She died with 34 years of sobriety.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Merlyn Sheldon I, husband Donald Earl and an infant son.

Carol is survived by her son Merlyn Sheldon II (Dawn Hegna) of Mantorville, Minnesota; daughter Margaret Earl of Austin; sisters, Judy Weatherly of Stewartville, Minnesota, Marlys and Gary Troe of Lake Mills, Iowa, Paulette and Doug Page of Elysian, Minnesota; brother Paul Miller of Austin; grandchildren, Merlyn Sheldon III, Michael Sheldon, Mercedeez Sheldon, Chandler Pratt and Chantel Pratt; several nieces and nephews; stepdaughters, Darla Halstead of Nevada and Janet Sward of Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Funeral services for Carol Earl will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. There will be visitation one hour prior to services at the church and also on Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin. Condolences for the family may be left at www.mayerfh.com.

Austin Daily Herald, July 29, 2013

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Mary Katherine (Kraft) Reiersgaard

1931-2013

Mary Katherine Reiersgaard, 82, Vancouver, Washington.

Mary Katherine Reiersgaard, 82, of Vancouver, Washington, died of cancer July 26, 2013, at Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver.

Mary was born May 22, 1931, in Austin, Minnesota, to Louis and Anna (Mudra) Kraft. She graduated from Austin High School and the University of Minnesota, then went on to work as a dental hygienist in Great Falls, Montana. She married Robert Reiersgaard on July 18, 1959, in Great Falls. They later moved to Vancouver.

She is survived by her children, Shan Reiersgaard of Burnsville, Minnesota, Neil (Lisa) Reiersgaard of Littleton, Colorado, Kent (Caanan) Reiersgaard of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren Tara, Adam and Ryan; brother Fred (Donna) Kraft; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Reiersgaard, grandson Joe, sister and brother-in-law and parents.

Interment will be held at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial in Great Falls at a future time. Davies Cremation and Burial Services of Vancouver is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, July 29, 2013

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Nettie Manda Kolstad

1913-2013

Nettie Manda Kolstad, 100, Willmar

Nettie Manda Kolstad, 100, of Willmar, Minnesota, died last week at Bethesda Heritage in Willmar.

Nettie was born in May 1913 to Edward and Mathilda (Olson) Thorpe. She worked as a waitress and cleaning lady in Willmar. She married Elmer W. Kolstad in August 1945 in Eagle Bend, Minnesota, and afterwards worked as a homemaker and a waitress. In her free time, Nettie enjoyed vegetable gardening, canning and baking.

She is survived by her son, Ronald Kolstad, Cincinnati, Ohio; younger sister, Esther Rhyner, Willmar; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer in 1994 and by eight siblings.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar with the Rev. Theresa Kraft officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Minnesota.

Austin Daily Herald, July 29, 2013

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Nadine Dorothy (Riley)(Knotts) Henschen

1925-2013

#1:

Pending notice: Nadine Knotts Henschen, 88, Austin

Nadine Knotts Henschen, 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin.

Services are pending with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald, July 29, 2013


#2:

Nadine (Knotts) Henschen, 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin.

Nadine Dorothy Riley was born July 2, 1925, in Kountze, Texas, to Daniel and Mattie (Taylor) Riley. She attended school in Texas. On April 29, 1942, Nadine and Elery Howard Knotts were married in Leesville, La. They met at Camp Polk, La., while Elery was in the service. Nadine and Elery lived their entire married life in Austin. They enjoyed spending winters in Rockport, Texas. Elery passed away September 10, 1989.

On July 26, 1992, Nadine married Hilton Henschen in Austin, where they continued to reside. A long-time member of Grace Lutheran Church, Nadine loved to sing and travel. Over the years, she enjoyed her involvement in the Cedar Chords and the Sweet Adelines. Nadine worked for Hormel Foods and Clean Towel Service, as well as a volunteer for the Red Cross for over 30 years. She treasured time spent with her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband Hilton of Austin; her daughters, Merlene (James) Stiles of Austin and Erlene (Gordon) Haskin of Holland, Mich.; her grandchildren, Terri, Kerry, Lisa, Aaron, Andrea, Gabrielle and Jay; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Pat Riley of Lumberton, Texas; brother-in-law Pete (Kathy) Hancock of Mapleview, Minn.; sister-in-law Helen Knotts of Austin; many beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Mattie Riley; her husband Elery Knotts; her siblings Norman, Howard, Mert, Mickey, Paul, Eva Lee, Irene, Willy, Ruth, and her twin Maudine.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota, with the Rev. Jeff Forbes officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald, July 30, 2013

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Lucas Shane Kuether

1972-2013

#1:

Pending notice: Lucas S. Kuether, 41, Austin

Lucas S. Kuether, 41, of Austin, Minn., died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his home.

Services are pending with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald, July 30, 2013


#2:

Funeral notice: Lucas Shane Kuether, 41

Lucas Shane Kuether, 41, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his home.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2013, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin.

Visitation: Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Worlein Funeral Home.

Interment: Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Saturday, August 10, 2013


#3:

Lucas Shane Kuether, 41, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his home.

Lucas was born February 28, 1972, in Austin to Roger and Judythe (Keyser) Kuether. Lucas grew up in the Austin area, attending Austin Public Schools and graduating from Austin High School. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was interested in NASCAR, Star Trek and computers. He also enjoyed the outdoors, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his sister Ann Anderson of Austin; brothers Jason Kuether of Austin and David (Katie) Kuether of St. George, Utah; his niece Brooklyn; and special friend Shelly Olsen of Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Judythe Kuether; a sister Susan; half-brother Joe; grandparents Kent and Loretta Keyser and Ervin and Mallie Kuether.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2013, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Bishop Rick Bremner officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Worlein Funeral Home. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald - August 12, 2013

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Emmett Carl Alford

1880-1935

Birth: Aug. 13, 1880
Glenville, Freeborn County, Minnesota

Death: Jun. 11, 1935
Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota

Emmet Alford, 54, Was Buried At Austin On Friday

Emmet Alford, the past nine years, shoe repair man at the Busy Bee here, died on Tuesday, June 11 at 12:45 p.m. at St. Lucas hospital, following an illness lasting since February 3rd. Mr. Alford was stricken with pneumonia in February and five weeks ago suffered a relapse and was taken to the hospital where death came.

Mr. Alford was born August 13, 1880 in Glenville, Minnesota where he lived during his infancy. When he was nine years old he with his family moved to Austin, Minnesota where he lived for the next twenty-five years.

While in Austin Mr. Alford operated a shoe repair shop. He was married to Miss Elmira Louden of Glenville, at Albert Lea, on April 29, 190l [Elmira's obituary says April 30, 1900]. To the Alford's eight children were born, six of whom survive. One child died in infancy and one son Murlin was killed in an accident eleven years ago. While in Austin he was a member of the Home Guards.

Mr. Alford was a quiet person, was a faithful worker and will be sadly missed by his family and co-workers.

Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock on Friday from the Alford home at 16 14th Street [Faribault] and at 3:00 o'clock at the Christian Church at Austin with Rev. Poll officiating. Burial was made in Oakwood cemetery at Austin.

Left to mourn his departure is his wife, of Faribault; three sons, Chester of Austin, Stanley of Chicago and Fred of Faribault; three daughters, Mrs. Will Lee of Faribault, Mrs. Martin Buddish of Chicago and Mrs. Kenneth Hor of Minneapolis. He also leaves twelve grandchildren and a half brother, Harry Kaiser at Austin.


AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Elmira Louden Alford; and his daughter-in-law Mildred Ora Himle Alford in this compilation.

Minnesota Deaths says Emmett Carl Alford, died 11 June 1935 in Rice Co.

Credit: Alford Association
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Elmira Louden Alford

1885-1942

Birth: Dec. 31, 1885
Glenville, Freeborn County, Minnesota

Death: Mar. 17, 1942
Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota

Elmira Louden, daughter of Gardner and Pauline Louden, was born at Glenville, Minnesota, December 31, 1885, and died at her home in Faribault on March 17, 1942 at the age of 56 years, two months, 18 days.

She lived in Glenville until her marriage to Emmett Alford on April 30, 1900 [Emmet's obituary says April 29, 1901], in Albert Lea. They came to Austin and made their home here for 22 years, moving to Faribault in 1922, where they since resided. To them eight children were born: Chester, Myrtle, Mildred, Stanley, Virginia, Merlyn, Fred and Beverley. Mr. Alford died on June 1, 1936 [sic: June 11, 1935]; Myrtle on June 22, 1935; Merlyn in 1926; and Beverley, in infancy.

Mrs. Alford is survived by five children: Chester Alford of Minneapolis, Mrs. Mildred Scott of Chicago, Ill., Stanley Alford of Minneapolis, Mrs. Virginia Horn of Binghamton, New York, and Fred Alford of Austin. She also leaves five sisters, Mrs. Helen Biephley of Albert Lea, Mrs. Della Wendt and Mrs. Addie Torgerson of Glenville, Mrs. Aldia Greenland of Gilmore City, Iowa, and Mrs. Irene Muggeley of Minneapolis; four brothers, Jay and John Loudon of Austin, Henry Louden of Medford, and Tom Louden of Kansas City, Kans; 11 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Mrs. Alford was a member of the Church of Christ in Austin. She was also a member of the Degree of Honor Lodge in Austin.

Mrs. Alford was not ill very long, but was stricken with heart trouble on her way home at noon Tuesday, March 17, and lived but an hour. She was loved and respected by all who knew her and her sudden death brings sorrow to her family circle and friends.

Funeral services were conducted both in Faribault and in Austin on Sunday, March 22. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.


AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Emmett Carl Alford; and her daughter-in-law Mildred Ora Himle Alford in this compilation. Minnesota Deaths says Elmira J. Alford, died 18 March 1942 in Rice County, which differs from the obituary.

Credit: The Alford Association

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James Bryson Sheeley

1917-2013

#1:

Funeral notice: James B. Sheeley, 96, Austin

James B. Sheeley, 96, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the Cedars of Austin Memory Care.

Service: Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Mayer Funeral Home with Father Jim Steffes officiating.

Visitation: Friends may call one hour before the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Saturday.

Interment: Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91.

Austin Daily Herald, August 1, 2013


#2:

Obituary for James Bryson Sheeley--

James B. Sheeley, age 96, of Austin, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the Cedars of Austin Memory Care.

Jim was born June 17, 1917 in Rose Hill, Iowa to Ernest and Pearl Sheeley. He grew up in Austin and attended Lincoln School. On January 16, 1936 he married Mary Twedell of Austin, a joyous marriage that lasted 60 years. Mary's Life journey ended in 1995.

Jim enjoyed the outdoors riding his Indian motorcycle and also was an avid fisherman and hunter. Fishing and hunting trips took him out West, to Northern Minnesota, and Canada. He tried to catch all and the biggest fish in Minnesota and particularly Lake Pepin in Lake City, Minnesota where they had a summer home for many years. Jim also enjoyed gardening and volunteered at the Austin Senior Center for 10 years in the kitchen.

Jim joined the Merchant Marines during World War II and after serving his country, came back to his job at Hormels where he worked for 43 years. He then acquired a Free Show business which he spent six nights a week bringing the movies to several smaller towns in Southern Minnesota in the late 40's and early 50's.

Jim was a member of the Eagles Club and the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Jim Butler, Austin, Minnesota; three grandchildren, Scott Butler, Burnsville, Minnesota, Julie Butler, Chisago City, Minnesota, Teri Butler, Eagan, Minnesota; three great grandsons, Tim and Sally Butler, Mark Butler, Brett and Jenny Butler; two great great grandsons, Noah and Cooper Butler; sister, Florence VonFeldt, Austin, Minnesota; brother, Darrell and Janet Sheeley, Wabasha, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith, Austin, Minnesota; brother-in-law, Ted Getchell, Austin, Minnesota.

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Lois, Mickey, and Beverly; a brother, Raymond.

Our heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Cedars who made Jim's time there pleasant and comfortable, and to the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice who were there for Jim and his family in his final days.

Funeral services will be held 12:00 pm on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Mayer Funeral Home with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Saturday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91.

Source: Mayerfh.com. 8/1/2013

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Helen Gertrude (Rinner) Garbisch

1917-2013

#1:

Pending notice: Helen G. Garbisch, 96, Brownsdale

Helen G. Garbisch, 96, of rural Brownsdale, Minnesota, died Thursday, August 1, 2013, at The Cedars of Austin.

Services are pending with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald website, Aug. 2, 2013


#2:

Helen G. Garbisch, age 96 of rural Brownsdale, MN, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at The Cedars of Austin.

Helen Gertrude Rinner was born May 19, 1917 in Austin, Minnesota to David and Margaret (Schoal) Rinner. She attended Austin Public Schools, graduating from Austin High School in 1935. She was employed as a bookkeeper and was an excellent typist, employed by ASCS. On January 1, 1941, Helen was united in marriage to Gilbert Garbisch at the Methodist Church in Austin. After her marriage, Helen became a full-time homemaker on their farm in rural Brownsdale. The couple raised four children.

She loved to travel, especially taking the annual family summer vacation. An active member of St. Michaels Lutheran Church, Helen was involved in quilting, circle, and was a member of the Know Your Neighbor Birthday Club. She was also a member of a neighborhood card club and camera club. Helen was active in her children's 4-H clubs, and was a great cook, especially known for her apple pie and delicious angel food cake.

Survivors include her two sons, David (Patricia) Garbisch of Albert Lea, Minnesota and Steven (Sharon) Garbisch of Brownsdale, Minnesota; her two daughters, Ruth (Paul) Manchester of Silver Spring, MD and Eileen Garbisch (Vince Borengasser) of Denver, CO; 4 grandchildren, Amelia, Christopher, Sarah, and Dan; four great-grandchildren, Raina, Alden, Evan, and Aaron; her sister Lois Dibble of Austin; sister-in-law Hazel Schlichting of Brownsdale; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents David and Margaret Rinner and her husband Gilbert Garbisch in 1991.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Waltham, Minnesota, with Rev. John Heruth officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. Interment will be in St. Michaels Lutheran Cemetery, Waltham. Memorials can be directed to St. Michael's Lutheran Church. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website, Aug. 2, 2013


#3:

Helen G. Garbisch, 96

Helen G. Garbisch, 96, of rural Brownsdale, Minnesota, died Thursday, August 1, 2013, at The Cedars of Austin.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Waltham, Minnesota, with the Rev. John Heruth officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service.

Interment: Interment will be in St. Michaels Lutheran Cemetery, Waltham.

Funeral Home: Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.

Memorials: Memorials can be directed to St. Michaels Lutheran Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Sat. August 3, 2013


#4:

Helen Garbisch, 96, Brownsdale

Helen Garbisch, 96, of rural Brownsdale, Minnesota, died Thursday, August 1, 2013, at the Cedars of Austin.

Helen Gertrude (Rinner) Garbisch was born May 19, 1917, in Austin, Minnesota, to David and Margaret (Scholl) Rinner. She grew up on a farm west of Austin where her father operated a dairy and grew vegetables to sell. As a young girl, she helped her father deliver milk and vegetables to their customers in the Austin area. She attended the Woodlin School in Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1935. She was employed by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service prior to her marriage to Gilbert Garbisch on Jan. 1, 1941, at the Methodist Church in Austin.

Helen and Gilbert moved to the farm near Brownsdale, where they raised turkeys, chickens, pigs and beef cattle. She helped on the farm, and when her four children were young, she worked with them on 4-H projects involving livestock and domestic activities. Helen was a great cook, and became known for her homemade bread, angel food cakes and apple pies. As an active member of St. Michaels Lutheran Church, she was involved with Ladies Aid, Circle, as well as teaching Sunday School. Also at St. Michaels, she was active in the Missionary Society where she helped sew quilts for Lutheran World Relief which sent many of the quilts to post war Germany and other European Countries. She was also active in the Know your Neighbor Birthday Club and a camera and card club in her earlier years.

Helen and Gilbert loved to travel, and they especially enjoyed taking the family on an annual summer vacation. The children were always excited to go "up north."

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and David Rinner, and by her husband Gilbert in 1991. She remained on the farm until she moved to the Cedars about 10 years ago. During her last few years, dementia clouded her mind.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruth (Paul) Manchester of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Eileen Garbisch (Vince Borengasser) of Denver, Colorado; two sons, David (Patricia) Garbisch of Albert Lea, Minn., and Steven (Sharon) Garbisch of Brownsdale; four grandchildren, Sarah Manchester Newsome, Daniel Manchester, Amelia Garbisch and Christopher Garbisch; two step-grandchildren, Laura Kreider Anderson and Megan Kreider Coleman; four great-grandchildren, Raina, Alden, Evan and Aaron and five step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Lois Dibble of Lansing, now at the Cedars, who will be 100 years old in November, and a sister-in-law, Hazel Schlichting of Brownsdale, and eight nephews and nieces.

Funeral services for Helen will be held at St. Michael's Lutheran Church at Waltham on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Heruth officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Michael's prior to the service. Interment will be in St. Michael's Lutheran Cemetery with refreshments in the church basement following the service. The service was prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home in Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.worlein.com. All memorial gifts will be donated to St. Michael's Lutheran Church.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Aug. 5, 2013

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Charles Enoch Reid

1924-2013

Charles E. Reid, 89

Charles E. Reid, 89, of Austin, Minn., and formerly of Sargeant, Minn., passed away on Friday evening, August 2, 2013, at The Cedars Assisted Living in Austin. Funeral services are pending with Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Hayfield, Minn.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Sat. August 3, 2013


Charles Enoch Reid, 89, Austin

Charles Enoch Reid, 89, passed away on August 2, 2013, at The Cedars Assisted Living in Austin, Minnesota.

Charles Enoch Reid was born on February 26, 1924, the son of Thomas and Helen (Stewart) Reid in Dickens, Iowa. He attended schools in Lake Center, Iowa. He was united in marriage to A. Lowene Rodenborg on June 3, 1945, in Spencer, Iowa. Charles farmed in Ayrshire, Iowa, and moved to Sargeant, Minn., in 1951, retiring in 1989. He also worked in the ASCS Office, was past president of the Sargeant Township Board, and past president of the PTA at the Hayfield High School. Charles was a Mason. He enjoyed genealogy, history, softball and tractors.

Charles is survived by his children, Gregory (Lora) Reid, Rochester, Minnesota, Stewart (Vicki) Reid, Waltham, Thomas Reid, Sargeant, Mary (Steve) Booher, Austin, Ruth (Jerry) Anderson, Prairie du Chien, Wis., Holly Reid, Austin; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, A. Lowene; and one infant daughter, Laurel Lowene Reid.

The funeral service for Charles Enoch Reid will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at the Zion United Methodist Church, 201 E. Main St. in Sargeant with the Rev. Sharon Goetzinger officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Hayfield, and one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Aug. 5, 2013

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Miriam Schellhase Peifer

c1927-2013

Miriam Schellhase Peifer, 86, died Friday, July 26, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Miriam was born to the late John and Ethel Schellhase. After growing up in Chambersburg and Waynesboro, Pa., Miriam graduated from Ursinus College, where she also met her future husband, James Peifer. Mim and Jim lived in Philadelphia and then in New Brunswick, NJ where Jim completed his Ph.D. at Rutgers University.

They lived for 13 years in Austin, Minnesota, while Jim worked at the University of Minnesota Hormel Institute. In addition to running a household and raising three young children, Mim always found time to serve her church and community. She also worked as a freelance writer, part-time school teacher and newspaper reporter. Jim accepted an academic appointment at the University of Georgia, and the family moved to Athens, Georgia, where they lived for more than 35 years.

Mim earned a master's degree from the University of Georgia School of Education, with an emphasis in gerontology. She worked for the National Interfaith Coalition on Aging. She also directed the Oconee Senior Center in Watkinsville, Ga., and while there, was the motivator and editor for the publication of Recipes and Reminiscence (1980).

Miriam was always engaged with family, neighbors, and church and professional groups. She was an active member of St. James United Methodist church in Athens. She was a Girl Scout leader, a member of the Athens Choral Society, and a garden club member, and she served as president of the Athens League of Women Voters.

Jim and Mim were married for 55 years when Jim died in 2004. Miriam is also predeceased by her parents, stepmother and brother Howard.

She is survived by her three children, Rick Peifer and wife Anne Runyon of Raleigh, N.C., John Peifer and wife Deborah Lee of Atlanta, and Audrey Gargiullo and husband Paul Gargiullo, also of Atlanta; as well as her five grandchildren, Nathan Peifer, Lee Peifer, Kristen Peifer Dobbs, Christina Gargiullo and Karen Gargiullo. A memorial service will be held at Embry Hills United Methodist church in Atlanta at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 9. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimers Association or Meals on Wheels Atlanta.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Sat. August 3, 2013


Miriam (Schellhase) Peifer

Obituary

Miriam Schellhase Peifer, 86, died Friday, July 26, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Miriam was born to the late John and Ethel Schellhase. After growing up in Chambersburg and Waynesboro, Pa., Miriam graduated from Ursinus College, where she also met her future husband, James Peifer. Mim and Jim lived in Philadelphia and then in New Brunswick, N.J., where Jim completed his Ph.D. at Rutgers University.

They lived for 13 years in Austin, Minn., while Jim worked at the University of Minnesota Hormel Institute.

In addition to running a household and raising three young children, Mim always found time to serve her church and community. She also worked as a freelance writer, part-time school teacher, and newspaper reporter. Jim accepted an academic appointment at the University of Georgia, and the family moved to Athens, Ga., where they lived for more than 35 years. Mim earned a master's degree from the University of Georgia School of Education, with an emphasis in gerontology. She worked for the National Interfaith Coalition on Aging. She also directed the Oconee Senior Center in Watkinsville, Ga., and while there, was the motivator and editor for the publication of Recipes and Reminiscence (1980).

Miriam was always engaged with family, neighbors, and church and professional groups. She was an active member of St. James United Methodist Church in Athens. She was a Girl Scout leader, a member of the Athens Choral Society, and a garden club member, and she served as president of the Athens League of Women Voters.

Jim and Mim were married for 55 years when Jim died in 2004. Miriam is also predeceased by her parents, stepmother, and brother Howard.

She is survived by her three children, Rick Peifer and wife Anne Runyon of Raleigh, N.C., John Peifer and wife Deborah Lee of Atlanta, Ga., and Audrey Gargiullo and husband Paul Gargiullo, also of Atlanta; as well as her five grandchildren: Nathan Peifer, Lee Peifer, Kristen Peifer Dobbs, Christina Gargiullo, and Karen Gargiullo.

A memorial service will be held at Embry Hills United Methodist Church in Atlanta at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 9.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer's Association or Meals on Wheels Atlanta.

Source: Waynesboro Record Herald, August 5, 2013.

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Florene June (Ziemer) Viall

1916-2013

#1:

Pending notice: Florene J. Viall, 97, Austin

Florene Viall, 97, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, August 4, 2013, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center in Austin. Arrangements are pending with the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, Aug. 5, 2013


#2:

Florene June Viall, 97, Austin

Florene June Viall, 97, went home to be with the lord and her beloved husband on August 4, 2013, in Austin, Minnesota, after a brief illness.

Florene was born on June 1, 1916, to A.J. and Wilma Emma (Hitzeman) Ziemer in Waltham, Minnesota. On June 19, 1939, she was married to Floyd Donald Viall at First Baptist Church in Austin. She taught rural school for 10 years, and had the privilege of being a homemaker. Florene devoted her life to her family and Christ, as an ambassador through Christian Women's Club, First Baptist and Grace Baptist Church, with more than 60 years combined as a primary and high school Sunday school teacher and as a church librarian in Austin.

Florene was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Garden Club, Girl Scouts of America leader; a Gray Lady and a board member of the American Red Cross throughout her lifetime. She was also active in Community Bible Study both in Austin and The Cedars. In her spare time, Florene loved to garden, sew and cook. She was an avid reader, always learning as well as a very creative crafter.

Florene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd; brother, Douglas Ziemer; and son-in-law, Thomas Studebaker.

Florene is survived by her son, Nathan Viall; daughter, Elizabeth Snyder; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and one brother, Donald Ziemer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 12, 2013, at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Brett Williams officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church Monday morning for one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions are appreciated to Grace Baptist Church, Missions - either Jim and Julie Leonard, Baptists Mid-Missions or Sue Farley, ABWE; or Mayo Medical Center - Austin Hospice Group or the Girl Scouts of America. Arrangements by Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.

Austin Daily Herald website, August 8, 2013


#3:

Florene June Viall, 97, of Austin, Minnesota, died on Sunday, August 4, 2013, in Austin after a brief illness.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 12, 2013, at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Brett Williams officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be at the church Monday morning for one hour before the service.

Interment: Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions are appreciated to Grace Baptist Church, Missions - either Jim & Julie Leonard, Baptists Mid-Missions or Sue Farley, ABWE; or Mayo Medical Center - Austin Hospice Group or the Girl Scouts of America.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Saturday, August 10, 2013

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Ramona Darlene (Christensen) Bailey

1939-2013

(October 15, 1939 - August 6, 2013)

Ramona D. Bailey, 73, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, August 6, 2013.

Ramona Darlene Christensen was born Oct. 10, 1939, at Hendricks, Minnesota, the daughter of Merton and Lillie (Jensen) Christensen. Ramona graduated from the Hendricks High School and moved to Minneapolis where she worked for Honeywell. She was married to Everett A. Bailey on February 14, 1959, at Hendricks.

The Baileys lived in Austin, where Ramona worked as a secretary for the Austin Adjusting Co. and Weber Adjusting Co. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Ramona was preceded in death by her parents, husband Everett in 1996, a brother Gene and a sister Frances.

She is survived by her son, Robin Bailey, Austin; daughter Debbie Bailey, Austin; brother Calvin Christensen, Canby, Minn.; nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at the Hendricks Cemetery, Hendricks with the Rev. John Stellick officiating. Visitation will be held at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Austin Daily Herald - 8/7/2013

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Ernest H. Bachan

1929-2013

Ernest H. Bachan, 84

Ernest H. Bachan, 84, of Oakland Park, Florida, lost his battle with Parkinsonís and went to be with his Lord on August 4, 2013.

Ernest was born in Austin, Minnesota, in 1929. He moved his family to Florida in 1966. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Meredith; children, Cindee Bachan Easton and Craig Bachan; his grandson, Connor Bachan; their faithful dog Heidi, Larry Easton and Donna Bachan; niece, Nancy and Rich Prizler, Austin; nephews, Kevin and Dianne True of Hutchinson, Minn., Kertis True of Spring Lake Park, Minn., and their families.

A memorial service is set for Sunday, August 11, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11 SW 11th St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with a reception to follow. Cards can be sent to 1748 NW 36th Court, Oakland Park, FL 33309. Memorials to the National Parkinson's Foundation. Interment will be held at a later date.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Saturday, August 10, 2013

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John S. "Jack" Murphy

c1946-2013

Funeral notice: John S. "Jack" Murphy, 67

John S. "Jack" Murphy, 67, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at his home.

Service: No services are being planned at this time.

Interment: Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald - 8/7/2013

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Rodney Lynn Draayer

1946-2013

Rodney Lynn Draayer, 67, passed away peacefully at his home on August 5, 2013.

At Rod's request, services will not be held. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Rod was born May 22, 1946, in Alberta Lea, Minnesota, to John and Arlene Draayer. He was the oldest of four children, raised in Austin, Minnesota. Rod graduated from Blooming Prairie High school in 1964, where he was active in sports. In 1965, he enlisted in the Navy, where he served two tours in Vietnam. Rod was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion. He served as Commander at the American Legion for one year.

He married Carolyn Parker-Lenahan on August 10, 1975, in Loose Park, Kansas City, Missouri. He loved spending time with friends at the "round table" and teasing the servers at Waffle House. He enjoyed his Man Cave where he tinkered with his tractors and dump truck. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his pets. He was always willing to lend a hand and offer his support when needed. Rod liked to do things his way, and lived a full and genuine life.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; three children, Heath Lenahan and wife Donna, Kim Draayer and fiance Jason Brown, and Christian Draayer; seven grandchildren, Jason, Ashleigh, Miranda, Elaina, Elissa, Kaddin and Storm; two great-grandchildren, Dominick and Daniel; sisters Pam Erickson (Brian) and Beverly Nordby (Dave); and brother Kent Draayer (Kay). He will be greatly missed by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the caregivers at Southern Care Hospice for their compassion and assistance.

Austin Daily Herald website, August 8, 2013

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Richard A. Jorgenson

1933-2013

Richard A. Jorgenson, 80, died July 27, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona.

Richard was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Austin, Minnesota, "Spamtown USA." He attended and graduated from St. Augustine School. Richard served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He later married his little blonde, Mary Ann, on April 27, 1957, at Queen of Angels in Austin where they remained to raise their five children.

Dad worked as a milkman, bartender, restaurant owner (a few times) and of course was Mr. Seven Eleven at Pima and Craycroft for 25 years. He was most recently a crossing guard for TUSD. His most important job was that of the "pilot" of our family, with Mom as his "co-pilot." A man of few words, he was as tender as a bear and as true a person as he could be. Richard was always proud to tell your where he was from, where he had been, and that he and Mary had five kids, five dogs and all of the stories in between. He loved his Vikings & Twinkies even after leaving the snow for the desert in 1978.

He was preceded in death by his parents Nels and Alice Jorgenson; sisters Shirley Williamson and Betty Engelman; son Thomas; and grandson Joshua.

Richard is survived by his wife of 56 years and co-pilot Mary Ann; sons John (Laura) Jorgenson, Bob (Lori) Jorgenson and Mike Jorgenson; daughter Beth Jorgenson; grandfather of Zach, Michelle, Kayleigh, Andrew, Graham, Spencer, Nicholas, Collin and Hunter; and great-grandfather of Austin.

There are so many memories that fill our hearts that will someday ease the pain of losing our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He showed us how to get up every morning and embrace life to the fullest. Not to be shy and to try new things, rub some dirt in it, get up, take a shower, brush your teeth and comb your hair, and if you haven't used it in three months, get rid of it!

Visit the online guestbook at www.VistosoFH.com.

Austin Daily Herald website, August 8, 2013

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Clinton Martin Becker

1918-2013

#1:

Pending notice: Clinton M. Becker, 95, Austin

Clinton M. Becker, 95, of Austin, Minnesota, and formerly of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Sacred Heart Care Center, Austin.

Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, August 9, 2013


#2:

Clinton M. Becker, 95

Clinton M. Becker, 95, of Austin, Minnesota, formerly of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Sacred Heart Care Center, Austin.

Clinton Martin Becker was born April 30, 1918, in Brownsdale, Minnesota, to George and Emma (Klindt) Becker. On November 4, 1941, he married Laura DeMets at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin.

The couple farmed in the Blooming Prairie and Waltham, Minnesota, area until Clinton's retirement in 1995, when they moved into Blooming Prairie. Clinton served as a board member of Waltham Township, as well as the Freeborn Mower Co-op. Laura and Clinton enjoyed spending winters in Mesa, Ariz., for more than 30 years. Laura passed away in July 2007. Clinton moved to Austin in December 2007.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry (Karen) Becker of Lake City, Minnesota, and Clinton G. (LuAnn) Becker of Waltham; one daughter, Maria (Paul) DeGennaro of Palm Desert, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Irene DeMets of Owatonna, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Emma Becker; his wife Laura Becker; sisters and brothers-in-law Ruth and Elmer Heydt, Alva and Carlisle Madison; his brother and sister-in-law George and Rosemary Becker.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Auguest 15, 2013, at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie with Father Steve Peterson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in the Blooming Prairie Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to St. Columbanus Catholic Church or to the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation.

Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Saturday, August 10, 2013
Source: Worlein Funeral Home website

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Patricia Darlene (Majerus) "Putts" Taylor

1936-2013

Patricia "Putts" Darlene Taylor, 76, of Bloomington, Minnesota, died of heart failure August 9, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.

Patricia was born October 30, 1936, in Austin, Minnesota, to Andrew and Viola (Meek) Majerus. She married Robert L. Taylor on June 29, 1968, in Austin and worked for a long time at Quest Diagnostics. Her hobbies included scrapbooking, cooking and baking.

She is survived by her son, Jay (Donna Palmquist) Taylor; sisters, Barbara Wannarka, Janice Teich and Janet (Mel) Haldorson; brother, Gary (Pam) Majerus; sister-in-law, Pat (Jack) King; brothers-in-law John (Charylene) Taylor, Larry (Joyce) Taylor, Ken (Marge) Taylor; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Taylor; sisters Dorothy Mandt and Mary Lou Majerus; and brother, Ron Majerus.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 30, 2013, at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Ave. S. in Edina, Minn., with the Rev. Jack Heidenreich officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the donor's favorite charity.

Austin Daily Herald - August 12, 2013


Patricia "Putts" Darlene Taylor, 76, of Bloomington, Minnesota, died of heart failure August 9, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.

Patricia was born October 30, 1936, in Austin, Minnesota, to Andrew and Viola (Meek) Majerus. She married Robert L. Taylor on June 29, 1968, in Austin and worked for a long time at Quest Diagnostics. Her hobbies included scrapbooking, cooking and baking.

She is survived by her son, Jay (Donna Palmquist) Taylor; sisters, Barbara Wannarka, Janice Teich and Janet (Mel) Haldorson; brother, Gary (Pam) Majerus; sister-in-law Pat (Jack) King; brothers-in-law John (Charylene) Taylor, Larry (Joyce) Taylor, Ken (Marge) Taylor; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband Robert Taylor, sisters Dorothy Mandt and Mary Lou Majerus, and brother Ron Majerus.

A service will be held August 30, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Ave. S. in Edina, Minn., with the Rev. Jack Heidenreich officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the donor's favorite charity.

Austin Daily Herald, Saturday, August 24, 2013

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Gladys Ileen (Gunderson) Westin

1924-2013

Gladys Ileen Westin, 89, passed away on August 10, 2013, at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield, Minnesota.

Gladys was born on May 16, 1924, the daughter of Carl and Gertrude (Martin) Gunderson in Mower County, Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Sanford Westin on June 5, 1942, in Hayfield. Gladys and Sanford were farmers in the Sargeant area and members of Evanger Lutheran Church. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, playing cards and watching baseball.

Gladys is survived by her daughters, Sanfra (Nathan) Redalen, Rochester, Minnesota, and Carol (Dean Zimmerman) Cafourek, Rochester; son, Dale (Sharon) Westin, Prior Lake, Minnesota; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sanford; daughter, Marilyn Westin Nelson; two grandsons, Eric Westin and Terry Redalen; great-granddaughter, Frankie Bakken; and three sisters.

The funeral service for Gladys Ileen Westin will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at The Evanger Lutheran Church, 33554 660th Ave., Sargeant, Minnesota, with the Rev. Dwight DoBell officiating. Interment will be in Evanger Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes in Hayfield is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald - August 12, 2013

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Michael "Mike" Janning

1949-2013

Mike Janning, 64, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 10, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

He heroically battled liver cancer, adrenal cancer and a rare form of cancer of the gall bladder bile duct. He found out about the cancers on his birthday, May 23, 2013.

Mike was born to Harold and Lillian (Torgersen) Janning, May 23, 1949.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army, 1st Cavalry, and spent February 1970 through January 1971 in Vietnam, where he was a medic. Mike received the Bronze Star for Valor, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Air Medal.

Michael was united in marriage to Joy (Fuhrman) Janning on July 31, 1971. To this union two son were born, Eric and Dustin.

Mike was employed by Wilsonís Foods in Albert Lea, Minnesota, until he became ill in 1983 with transverse myelities, which left him paralyzed from the chest down in a wheelchair. He became interested in woodworking and made beautiful, fine oak furniture for his family and close friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandboys, Ethan and Emmy, and Nintendo games.

Mike is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joy; children Eric of Austin, Dustin (Ashley) of Mason City, Iowa; grandchildren Tamika, Dakota, Ethan and Emmett; brother, Paul (Brenda) of Jackson, Minn.; sister, Marie (Steve) Loverink, of Medford, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Tina Janning Sherman of Montana; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, grandparents, his brother, Charlie, and an infant daughter, Liz.

Michael's wish was to be cremated. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 2 to 6 p.m. at our home, 54145 187th St. south of Austin.

Austin Daily Herald - August 13, 2013

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Helen "Elaine" (Dooley) Bissen

1923-2013

#1:

Funeral notice: Elaine Bissen, 90, Austin

Elaine Bissen, 90, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, August 12, 2013, at Sacred Heart Care Center, Austin.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin.

Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and for one hour before the service at church on Thursday.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald - August 13, 2013


#2:

March 27, 1923 - August 12, 2013

Elaine Bissen, 90, of Austin, Minnesota, died Aug. 12, 2013, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

Elaine was born Helen Elaine Dooley on March 27, 1923, in Rochester, Minnesota. Her parents, Helen (McHugh) and Edward Dooley were both 100 percent Irish. Elaine was very proud of her Irish heritage. She attended Rochester schools and moved to Austin, Minnesota, after high school.

On January 8, 1947, she married Raymond John Bissen at Queen of Angels Church in Austin.

Elaine was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. While raising her children, she worked part time at Berg and Bissen TV and Appliance. When Ray died unexpectedly in 1977, Elaine assumed ownership of their business, Bissen TV and Appliance. She was a happy presence in the store for many years, working with Kathy, Gary and Dan.

Elaine was a member of Queen of Angels church and had been active in the choir and the rosary council. She enjoyed monthly gatherings with her "coffee club," a delightful group of women who were truly her friends. But mostly, Elaine enjoyed spending time with her family, attending grandchildren's events, celebrating St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish, singing and listening to music, and just visiting with her children. She was a gentle soul and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Elaine is survived by her children Diane (Dave) Draper, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Kathy (Gary) Grant, Austin, Karen (Matt) Merchlewitz, Winona, Minn., Teresa (Greg) Jette, Austin, Scott (Michelle Morey) Bissen, Orono, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Margo Bissen, Austin; grandchildren, Ross, Robert and Michael Draper, Rob Grant and Angela Kulzer, Kyle Petruzzi and Kristian Hammer, Meigan Rath, Ray, Tony, Tim, Mary and Molly Bissen, Luke and Lauren Royce, Jenny Bolander, Jesse and Ben Bissen; 16 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Edward Dooley, Austin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; sons, Greg and Dan; grandchildren Matt and Stephanie Draper; and sister, Mary Jane Wetenkamp.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Assumption Thursday, August 15 at 11 a.m. at Queen of Angels Church in Austin. Father Paul Nelson will preside at the liturgy. Friends and family may call at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14 and again on Thursday, at Queen of Angels Church, one hour prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Care Center. The family would like to thank the staff at Sacred Heart for their kind, compassionate and loving care of Elaine while she resided there. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald - August 14, 2013
Re: Classen-Jordan Funeral Home website, 8/19/2013

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John Merrill Aanonson

c1928-2013

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Pending notice: John Merrill Aanonson, 85, Rose Creek.

John Merrill Aanonson, 85, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, died Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at St. Markís Lutheran Home

Services are pending with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald - August 13, 2013


#2:

John Merrill Aanonson, 85, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, passed away at St. Marks Lutheran Home on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

John was born August 21, 1927, on the family farm in Nevada Township, Minnesota, to Lewis and Ethel (Hofland) Aanonson. John attended school in Nevada Township District 11, and was a baptized and confirmed member of Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church, Lyle, Minnesota.

John married Beverly Lewison at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota. They were married for 66 years. The couple had two daughters, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granddaughters. John worked as a Rose Creek School custodian for several years, and then became manager of the Lumber Yards in Adams and Rose Creek. He joined the Rose Creek Fire Dept and served 17 years, serving as assistant chief and then chief for 10 years. John built and operated the Rose Bowl Lanes in Rose Creek. Later on he also worked as a security guard at Hormel Foods Corporation for 13 years before retiring.

John is survived by his wife Beverly of Rose Creek; two daughters, Diane and Gerald "Jerry" Sampson of Lyle, Janice and Craig Murphy of Austin; grandchildren, Michele (Mike Bruggeman) Douglas, St. Ansgar, Iowa, Steven (Nikki) Sampson, St. Ansgar, Jeremy (Annie) Sampson, Melbourne, Australia, Adam Murphy, Austin; five great-grandchildren, Chase (Heather Farrell) Douglas, Lyle, Schyler (Michael Hutchinson) Douglas, Austin, Ben Sampson, Melbourne, Ty and Brody Sampson, St. Ansgar; and great-great-granddaughters, Sarah and Baley Douglas, Lyle; a brother, Glen Aanonson; brother-in-law and wife, Curtis and Kay Lewison; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Ethel Aanonson; siblings, Leonard Aanonson and Elvera (Vera) Gerber; and in-laws, John O. and Belva Lewison.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church, rural Lyle, with Pastor Lydia Mittag officiating. Visitation will be held at the Worlein Funeral Home on Thursday evening, where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. and one hour before the service at the church on Friday morning. Interment will be in Six Mile Grove Cemetery. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald - August 14, 2013
See also: Worlein Funeral Home website

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Gertrude Ellen Ellis

1917-2013

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Pending notice: Gertrude E. Ellis, 95, Austin

Gertrude E. Ellis, 95, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Sacred Heart Care Center. Services are pending and arrangements will be announced later by Mayer Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald - August 13, 2013


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Gertrude Ellen Ellis, 95, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Sacred Heart Care Center.

Gertrude was born September 19, 1917, in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. After the death of her mother, the family moved to Iowa where family members could care for the children. After a few years, the family returned to Blooming Prairie where Gertrude entered school and graduated from high school.

On August 12, 1936, she married Selmer Ellis. In 1944 they purchased a home in Austin where they lived and raised their family.

Gertrude worked for Burr Oak Manor for 20 years, a job she liked very much. She was a faithful member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church and was an active member in her unit, baking many pies to donate for activities in the parish. Gertrude enjoyed baking, putting puzzles together, reading and playing cards.

Survivors include six daughters, Karin (Carl) Hanson, Austin, Mary (Dan) Malloy, Rochester, Minn., Nina (Tom) Keefe, Fulshear, Texas, Shirley (Bruce) Nelsen, Rose Creek, Minn., Nancy Wittmer, South Range, Wis., Janet (Garry) Weatherbee, Greenville, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edwin Snider, Blooming Prairie, Minn., Lyle (Barb) Snider, Owatonna, Minn.; four sisters, Loretta Wurst, Blooming Prairie, Rita (Bud) Schillar, Owatonna, Merky (Ray) Standke, Owatonna, Betty Jensen, Owatonna; three sisters-in-law, Lorene Ingvalson, Austin, Esther Hansen, Blooming Prairie, Rosalie Majorowicz, Plymouth, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Selmer; two grandsons, Chad and Philip; three brothers; one sister; two brothers-in-law.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. There will be a 5 p.m. CCW rosary on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.

Austin Daily Herald - August 14, 2013

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Magdalena Simon 1853-1943

1853-1943

MRS. M. SIMONS,
STACYVILLE WOMAN
DIES AT AGE OF 89

Mrs. Michael Simons, 89, died at her home at Stacyville on Sunday, January 17, 1943, after a brief illness. Her husband preceded her in death 30 years ago.

Mrs. Simons was the mother of 11 children. Three daughters died in recent years. They were: Mrs. Tony Neiss, Mrs. Henry Blake, and Mrs. Joe Heimer. Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. John E. Brumm, Mrs. Joe Pitzen, Mrs. Tony Halbach, Stacyville; and Sister Mary Pacifica, of Wisconsin; also three sons: Joe Simons of Stacyville, John Simons, of Alaska, and Leo Simons, at home.

Also surviving are 49 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services was held Wednesday morning at Visitation Church. Burial was in the Johnsburg, Minnesota, cemetery.

Soure: Mitchell County Press News - Jan. 21, 1943


NOTES:

1. The newspaper obituary spelled the name SIMONS.

2. Her tombstone in St. John's Cemetery, Johnsburg, Minnesota, shows:

MAGDALENA SIMON 1853-1943
MICHAEL SIMON 1852-1909

3. See her Findagrave.com memorial, which has a photo of the tombstone.
Findagrave Memorial

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Janice Lynette Johnson

1953-2013

Janice Lynette Johnson, 60, Austin

Janice Lynette Johnson, 60, passed away on August 15, 2013, in Austin, Minnesota.

Janice was born July 9, 1953, in Hayfield, Minnesota, to Richard and Marie (Hartle) Johnson. Jan was the fourth of five children. Richard Johnson, Janís father, was born April 26, 1923, in Kanawha, Iowa. He passed away in September 2005. Marie Hartle Johnson, Janís mother, was born in Steele County, Minn.

Janice attended special education classes and graduated with the Hayfield Class of 1971. Janice resided in group homes in Austin and most recently in Elmwood and Birchwood. Janice enjoyed crafts, sports, TV shows, music and dining out.

Janice is survived by her mother, Marie Johnson, Rochester, Minnesota; sisters, Patricia (Ronald) Petit, Rochester, Lori (Ron Lahr) French, Hopkinton, Iowa; nephews, Phillip Richards, Davenport, Iowa, Lane French, Iowa City; and niece, Abby French, Iowa City.

She was preceded in death by her father; one brother, and one sister.

The family extends a special thank you to the Elmwood Staff, Birchwood Staff and Mayo Hospice for their loving care.

The memorial service for Janice Lynette Johnson will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501 Second St. NW in Hayfield, with the Rev. Paul Hauschild officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield, Minnesota.

Austin Daily Herald - August 16, 2013

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