MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 238

 

 

Patricia Ann Bauers

1941-2013

Patricia Ann Bauers, 71, of Austin, Minnesota, died on October 8, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family after a long battle with COPD.

She was born October 20, 1941, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Pauline Krowiroz. Patricia was united in marriage to Donald Bauers on September 14, 1957, at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. To this union were five children born.

The couple resided in Wells, Minnesota, and was employed at Stampers. In 1969, they moved to Austin and she was employed by Marsden Janitorial Service, and then Godfather's Pizza. She later became a homemaker and helped care for her seven grandchildren.

Patricia enjoyed dancing, bowling, playing Bingo, playing cards, crocheting and taking care of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing on the first Nintendo game station and proudly holds the honor of being the first person in the family of gamers to get to the Princess on Super Mario Brothers!

Pat, or sometimes known as "Punky" to her aunts and uncles, was a strong and spirited person. Although she was a petite woman, she had a larger-than-life personality and always claimed "dynamite comes in small packages." Pat's loving and nurturing quality has touched many lives. Besides always being there for her family, Pat also volunteered at the Senior Citizens Center, providing phone contact to residents in the community and she enjoyed the fact that she had brightened someone's day.

Patricia is preceded in death by her mother, Pauline, and her daughter, Shelly. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Don, and pet, Oscar; four children, Steve Bauers (Chris), Kathy (Gary) Weber, Sue (Brad) Huehn, Kim (John) Waller; seven grandchildren: Jason (Natalie) Weber, Mitch (Gretchen) Weber, Dustin (Angie) Weber, Brandi Bauers, Cole, Corey and Katie Waller; five step-grandchildren: Amber, Autumn, Aron, Ashley and Cody Huehn; and very close friend Linda Meyer.

A memorial/celebration of life gathering is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the Ruby Rupner Auditorium, Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st Street NE, Austin, MN.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 9 OCT 2013

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Allan Rudolph Markgraf

1927-2013

#1:

Obituary

Allan R. Markgraf, age 85, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, September 22, 2013 at The Cedars of Austin.

Allan Rudolph was born October 25, 1927 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Rudolph and Florence (Iverson) Markgraf. In 1944 he entered military service in the United States Navy where he served as an aviation machinist. On December 23, 1947 Allan was united in marriage to Anna Malloy at the Hamline United Methodist Church in St. Paul. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1948, Allan and Anna moved to Austin where he began his 30 year career with Hormel.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #1216, and former member and usher at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Allen loved his dogs and pheasant hunting, and treasured the family fishing trips "up north." Allan was a proud member of AA for over 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Markgraf of Austin; daughter, Pamela (Dr. Michael) Maxwell of Adrian, MI; son, Michael Markgraf of Austin; grandchildren, Jon, Patrick, and Katherine; and a great-granddaughter, Olivia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Patricia; brother, Neil and sister-in-law, Evelyn.

Private family services are scheduled. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery with military honors by V.F.W. Post #1216 and American Legion Post #91. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Worlein Funeral Home website, 22 SEP 2013


#2:

Allan Rudolph Markgraf 1927-2013

Allan R. Markgraf, 85, of Austin, died Sunday, September 22, 2013, at The Cedars of Austin.

Allan Rudolph was born October 25, 1927, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Rudolph and Florence (Iverson) Markgraf. In 1944, he entered military service in the United States Navy where he served as an aviation machinist. On Dec. 23, 1947, Allan was united in marriage to Anna Malloy at the Hamline United Methodist Church in St. Paul. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1948, Allan and Anna moved to Austin where he began his 30-year career with Hormel.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1216, and former member and usher at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Allen loved his dogs and pheasant hunting, and treasured the family fishing trips "up north." Allan was a proud member of AA for more than 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Markgraf of Austin; daughter, Pamela (Dr. Michael) Maxwell of Adrian, Michigan; son, Michael Markgraf of Austin; grandchildren, Jon, Patrick, and Katherine; great-granddaughter, Olivia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Patricia; brother, Neil and sister-in-law, Evelyn.

Private family services are scheduled. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post 1216 and American Legion Post 91. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 23 SEP 2013

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Maria L. Molly Troester, 72

c1941-2013

Maria L. Molly Troester, 72, of Faribault, formerly of Austin, died Saturday, September 21, 2013, at the St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault. Arrangements are pending with the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 21 SEP 2013


Marie "Molly" Louisa Troester

(January 30, 1941 - September 21, 2013)

Maria "Molly" Louisa Troester, age 72, of Faribault, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, September 21, 2013, at St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault, Minnesota.

Maria was born on January 30, 1941 in San Benito, Texas, to Carlos and Josefa (Gonzales) Tamayo. She was one of 14 children.

Maria married Herman Troester, Jr. on August 16, 1967 in Ramona, California. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Austin, Minnesota, where they raised three sons.

Maria was a great mom and grandma. She enjoyed doing sewing projects, hobbies and crafts with her grandchildren.

Maria was preceded in death by her husband Herman Troester and grandson Steven Troester.

Maria is survived by her sons: Robert Tamayo, Rochester, Minnesota; Dale D. Troester, Sr., Owatonna, Minnesota; Ronald Troester, Tennessee; grandchildren: Emily Troester, Dale D. Troester, Jr., Annabelle Troester, Breanne Troester; her 102 year old mother: Josefa Tamayo; and her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 27, 2013, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Reverend Michael Olmsted officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary for one hour before the service on Friday.

Sources:
Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website, 24 SEP 2013
Austin Daily Herald website, 25 SEP 2013


Funeral notice: Maria "Molly" Louisa Troester, 72

Maria "Molly" Louisa Troester, 72, of Faribault, formerly of Austin, Minn., died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault, Minn.

Service: Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Reverend Michael Olmsted officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary for one hour before the service on Friday.

Interment: Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 26 SEP 2013

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Ronald Whitcomb

c1942-2013

Ronald Whitcomb, 71, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, September 19, 2013, at Golden Living Center in LaCrescent, Minnesota.

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.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 21 SEP 2013

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Amy Ann (Mueller) Wilde

1973-2013

Amy Ann Mueller-Wilde, 40 1973-2013

Amy Ann Mueller-Wilde, 40, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday morning, September 21, 2013, at her home in Austin.

She was born May 25, 1973, in Austin the daughter of Henry and Diane (Ulland) Mueller. Amy attended school in Blooming Prairie and later in Austin where she graduated from Austin High School in 1991. She attended Rochester Technical College and was currently attending Riverland Community College. She was employed for more than 15 years at Hormel Foods until her retirement due to failing health.

On October 8, 2005, she was united in marriage to Shannon Dean Wilde at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. She was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, the Austin Jaycees for 15 years and a former member of the Windom 4-H Club. She enjoyed reading, shopping, scrapbooking and was a very talented artist. She especially loved being with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Shannon Wilde of Austin; three children, Tyler David Petersen, Abigail Eileen Mueller and Elisabeth Ann Wilde all of Austin; her parents, Henry and Diane Mueller of Austin; brother, Jeffery (Melanie) Mueller of Marshall; a sister, Amanda (Kevin) Klouse of Rose Creek; maternal grandfather, Ellsworth Ulland of Blooming Prairie; parents-in-law, Gary and Marsha Wilde of Austin; sisters-in-law, Mandy Wilde and Katie Wilde both of Austin; nieces and nephews, Logan, Kory, Gabrielle, Briana, Alyssa, Braydeon and Daisy also many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, George and Eunice Mueller; maternal grandmother, Eileen Ulland; brother-in-law, Shane Wilde and sister-in-law, Misty Wilde.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Pastor Kristi Koppel, officiating. Interment will follow the service at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery, rural Austin. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Worlein Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Memorials are preferred to the family.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 23 SEP 2013

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Orrie Jirele, 73

1940-2013

Funeral services for Orrie Jirele of Albert Lea, Minnesota, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013, at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. Father Timothy T. Reker and Deacon Mike Ellis will officiate. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour prior to the service at the church. Private Interment will be in St. Theodore Catholic Cemetery.

Orrie died Saturday evening, September 21, 2013. He was 73 years of age.

Orrie was born May 14, 1940, in Austin, Minnesota, the son of Ed and Rita (Bellrichard) Jirele. He attended St. Augustine School and graduated from Pacelli High School where he played basketball. He then attended St. Bonaventure College in Olean, N.Y. Orrie then spent one year out of college working for Hormel Foods Corp. while attending Penn State in 1964. He returned to Minnesota to join his family and his love of hunting and fishing.

Orrie taught math at Pacelli High School in Austin where he met his wife Marie. They were married July 31, 1965.

Together they moved to Rochester and Lourdes High School where he coached varsity basketball to three state championships. After three years they moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin, and taught math and coached basketball where he gave five exciting years. In 1973, they returned with their family to Albert Lea where he coached and was a councilor at Albert Lea High School for 15 years and continued to be a councilor until his retirement.

Orrie was very involved with the community and played violin in two community orchestras. He was an active member of St. Theodore Catholic Church and served on church council and was a trustee.

Orrie is survived by his wife Marie of Albert Lea; children David and his wife Jessica of Eden Prairie, Minn.; Ted and his wife, Cynthia Froid, of Minneapolis; Pat and his wife, Ann, of Chaska, Minn. Grandchildren whom he gave so much of his time and love include Alex, Andrea, Anthony, Abrielle, Samuel, Edward, Wallace, Megan, Grace and Ryan. Sister Cleo (Tom) Grebin of Austin, brothers Allan (Mary) Jirele of Wahpeton, N.D., Neil Jirele of Austin, brothers-in-law Clark Bower, Douglas (Bev) Bower, Peter (Elisa) Bower and sister in law Carol (Lars) Larson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Edward Jirele.

He touched so many hearts and will be dearly missed.

Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 24 SEP 2013

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Sharon Marie (Deyo) Weiss

1937-2013

Funeral services for Sharon M. Weiss, 75, of Glenville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. Rev. Jim Rushton will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Sharon died Sunday, September 22, 2013, at her home.

Sharon Weiss was born on December 5, 1937, to Dale and Viola (Gorman) Deyo in Lyle, Minnesota. Sharon was raised in the Austin area and on June 25, 1960, she was united in marriage to Wayne Weiss at the First Lutheran Church in Glenville. She was the past Auxiliary President of the Eagles where she was a member for more than 40 years. Sharon enjoyed reading books by Nora Roberts, fishing, camping, bird watching, going to rummage sales and music and singing. She also enjoyed painting ceramics and making butterscotch cookies, pudding dessert and her Christmas fudge all of which her grandchildren cherished. Sharon was a member of First Lutheran Church, Glenville.

Survivors include her daughter, Katherine (Odean) Nelson; sons, Wayne "Butch" Monson and Keith (Wendy) Weiss; grandchildren: Benjamin (Ashley) Nelson, Christoper (Susan) Nelson, Stephanie (Tad) Fair, Kelly Jo Nelson, Jennifer Monson (Tom Falk), Valerie Monson, Sheila Monson, Amanda Weiss and her fiance Andrew Irvine and Ethan Weiss; great-grandchildren: Jesse, Tori, Sandra, Christian, Lorie and Emily; great-great-granddaughter Bailey; sisters: Darlene James and Pam (Dan) Graae; sister-in-law Frances Nelson and many nieces and nephews.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; husband Wayne, brother David Deyo, sister and brothers-in-law; Dorothy and Ray Rasmusson and Carl "Joe" Nelson and great-granddaughter Alexi Monson.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 24 SEP 2013

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Lorraine Mary McFarland

1921-2013

#1:

Funeral notice: Lorraine Mary McFarland, 91 c1922-2013.

Lorraine Mary McFarland, 91, of Austin, passed away on September 12, 2013, in East Troy, Wisconsin.

Service: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at Mayer Funeral Home with Father Paul Nelson officiating.

Visitation: Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Wednesday. A get-together at the B & J Bar and Grill, her nephew's establishment, will be held following the funeral.

Memorials: Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 24 SEP 2013


#2:

Obituary for Lorraine Mary McFarland

Lorraine Mary McFarland, 91, of Austin passed away on September 12, 2013 in East Troy, Wisconsin.

Lorraine was born to Sylvester and Esther O'Marro on October 26, 1921 in Calmar, Iowa.

They returned to Austin when she was a young child and lived in Dutch Town. She graduated from Austin High School in 1939.

Lorraine worked at Hormel Foods during World War II. She married Calvin Johnson, but they were only married a year when "Ike" passed away of an undetected heart problem.

In 1953, Lorraine married "Mac" McFarland and enjoyed 40 years together. Lorraine enjoyed the outdoors, her vast array of pets, including horses, a goat, burro, dogs, cats, and any other stray that might need a home on the acreage in Moscow. She also was an avid reader and loved to bake (awesome chocolate cakes and cinnamon rolls).

Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, sister, Ruth Ball, two nieces and a nephew.

She is survived by her sister, Pat Heiny of Austin, her son, Patrick (Eileen) McFarland of Boise, ID, stepson, Tom (Mary) McFarland of Spokane, WA, daughter Reenie (David) Allen of East Troy, WI, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A get-together at the B & J Bar and Grill, her nephew's establishment, will be held following the funeral.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Mayer Funeral Home with Father Paul Nelson officiating. Friends may call from 1 pm until the time of the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Wednesday. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website, 9/24/2013

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Raymond Luther Peterson

1925-2013

#1:

Raymond Peterson, 88

Raymond Peterson, 88, of rural Brownsdale, Minnesota, died Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Comforcare.

Arrangements are pending with Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 26 SEP 2013


#2:

Raymond Luther Peterson

(May 11, 1925 - September 26, 2013)

U.S. Veteran

Raymond Luther Peterson, 88 of Dexter, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at Comforcare Good Samaritan Society in Austin.

Ray was born on May 11, 1925 in Dexter, Minnesota, to Clarence and Helga (Gunderson) Peterson. After graduating from Elkton High School, Ray served his country from March 1944 - July 1946 in the US Marine Corp. He fought in battle at Iwo Jima with the 5th Marine Division. On December 31, 1949 he married Lila Lorraine Lee. Together they farmed outside of Dexter and raised their four children. Lila passed away in 1973. In November of 1975 Raymond married Shirley Linbo and he continued to farm until his retirement. In June of this year, Ray was admitted to ComforCare in Austin.

Ray was a lifelong member of Evanger Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Hayfield American Legion and served on the Land Bank Board of Directors. As an avid croquet player, few opponents met his match. In his retirement, he enjoyed his family, traveling, woodworking, reading and maintaining a beautiful yard. He instilled a sense of adventure and independence in his children. His love and devotion to his family and friends will be sorrowfully missed.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Lila, his parents, Clarence and Helga Peterson, brother, Clarence Peterson, Jr., and sister, Margaret Bjerke.

Ray is survived by his wife, Shirley Holtan Linbo Peterson, of Dexter, Minnesota; his children: Linda (Tom) Williford of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, Wayne (Kim) Peterson of Dexter, Minnesota, Lana (Ron) Martin of Clearwater, Minnesota and LuAnn (Bill) Freiberg of Eureka, Missouri; his Stepchildren: David (Linda) Linbo of Rochester, Minnesota, Kerry (Debra) Linbo of Byron, Minnesota, and Brad (Diane) Linbo of Stewartville, Minnesota; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister, Ruth (Gene) Vermilyea of Stewartville, Minnesota, and a brother, Martin (Ilene) Peterson of Rochester, Minnesota; a sister-in-law, Maria Peterson, Rochester, Minnesota; cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 30th at Evanger Lutheran Church with the Reverend Dwight DoBell. Interment will be at Evanger Lutheran Cemetery with Hayfield American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be at the church on Monday morning for one hour before the service.

Memorials are preferred to Evanger Lutheran Church - Building Fund, 33554 660th Avenue, Sargeant, MN 55973.

Blessed be his memory.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary website, 9/26/2013

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Marie I. Silbaugh

1934-2013

Pending Notice: Marie I. Silbaugh, 79

Marie I. Silbaugh, 79, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday September 25, 2013, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

Arrangements are pending with Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 26 SEP 2013


Marie I. Silbaugh 1934-2013

Marie I. Silbaugh, 79, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at St. Marks Lutheran Home.

Marie was born on September 13, 1934, in Taylor, Arkansas, to William and Mattie (Strong) Stephens. While in high school, she was the "go-to" athlete and led her team to the state basketball championship. Shortly after she graduated high school, she attended Shreveport School of Business in Shreveport, La. On July 2, 1960, she married the love of her life, James A. Silbaugh. Jim often called her, "Little Blossom" as a reflection of her love of flowers. Marie enjoyed golfing, bowling, and spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband James, parents William and Mattie; and siblings Rayford Stephens; Raymond Stephens; Albert Stephens; and Ernest Stephens.

Marie is survived by her children: Helen & Gregory Jahr, Austin; Rosie Stallman (S. C. Sears) Palm Harbor, Fla.; James A. & Tracy Silbaugh, Jr., Parker, Colo.; grandchildren: Sara (Shane) Lindemann; Rachael (Matthew) Cecko; Christopher Jahr; Kade Silbaugh; and Peyton Silbaugh; great-granddaughter: Briar Lindemann; siblings: William Stephens, Cecil Stephens, Trebia Willis, and Jerry Stephens and nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father James Steffes officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona, Iowa. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with a prayer service at 4 p.m. There will also be visitation at the church for one hour before the service on Monday morning.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 27 SEP 2013

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Robert H. Bray

1922-2013

Robert "Bob" H. Bray, 90

Robert H. Bray, 90, died on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, during a brief stay at Golden Living Center East in Rochester, Minnesota.

Bob was born in Eyota, Minnesota, on December 29, 1922, to John and Clara (Hanenberger) Bray. He graduated from Eyota High School. Bob proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Robert married Mina Gregory on October 5, 1941. Bob began his U.S. Post Office career as a letter carrier in Rochester and ended his 30 year career as Postmaster. He was a member of Evangel United Methodist Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion Eyota Post 551, and Rochester VFW Post 1215. Bob enjoyed fishing, golfing, oil painting, stamp collecting, and spending time at the lake home which he and his family enjoyed for many years.

Bob is survived by two children, Wes Bray, of Rochester, and Karen (Arlan) Baumler, of Zumbro Falls, Minn.; two sisters, Florence Maloney, of Austin, Minnesota, and Marlys Farris, of Austin; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Bob is preceded in death by his wife, Mina; his parents; and a brother, Beryl.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home and an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial with military honors by the Eyota Legion Post 551 will take place at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Memorials can be directed to Eagles Cancer Telethon.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 26 SEP 2013 Note: Grandview Memorial Gardens cemetery is at Rochester, Minnesota.

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Wilma Faye Seidel

1924-2013

RICEVILLE, IOWA - Wilma Faye Seidel, 88, of Riceville, formerly of LeRoy, Minn., and Saratoga, Iowa, died Sept. 26, 2013, at the Riceville Family Care & Therapy Center.

Funeral services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Riceville, Iowa, at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, with Pastor Erich Hoeft officiating.

Friends may call at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Riceville from 4-7 p.m. Sunday and one hour before services at the church. Burial will be at Saratoga Cemetery in Saratoga, Iowa.

Lindstrom Funeral Home, Riceville.

Source: Mason City Globe Gazette website, 27 SEP 2013


Wilma Faye Seidel

Birth date: November 16, 1924
Death date: September 26, 2013

Obituary:

Wilma was born to James and Mary (Schmitt) Moore on November 16, 1924, in Central City, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed on January 29, 1945. She attended Brandon Public School and graduated in 1943. Wilma was united in marriage to Harold F.J. Seidel on August 26th, 1944 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Riceville. She helped with the farming and worked at the Riceville Locker for 25 years. Her hobbies included cooking, gardening, sewing and crocheting for her family and friends.

She is survived by her son Harold Jr. "Sonny" and his wife Darlene of Riceville; three grandchildren: Rhonda Weiler of Colby, WI, Michelle Berglund of Shell Rock, IA and Brian Seidel of Loves Park, IL; four great-grandchildren: Jessica (Joel) Olson of Chippewa Falls, WI, Brittany Weiler (Brad Knetter) of Brown Deer, WI, Dalton Berglund of Shell Rock, Iowa, Joseph Seidel of Loves Park, IL; two sisters: Carolyn Kearns of Cedar Rapids and Doris (Don) Adams of Riceville, IA; two sisters-in-law: Esther Moore of Riceville and Shirley Moore of Guttenburg, IA, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harold on August 19, 2013; three brothers: Lester, Fred and Delbert "Bud;" and two sisters Mildred Bearbower and Norma Rouse.

Visitation:
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Riceville, Iowa, and for one hour prior to services at the church.

Service:
10:00 am on Monday, September 30, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Riceville, Iowa.

Source: Lindstrom Funeral Home website

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LaVine Eileen Nelson

1929-2013

LaVine Eileen Nelson, 84, of Owatonna, Minnesota, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

LaVine was born to Alfred and Gertie (Johnson) Nelson on February 3, 1929, in rural Mower County, Minnesota. She was raised on the family farm and attended Lyle High School, where she met Lloyd Nelson. After they graduated in 1947, Lloyd attended Luther College while they continued their relationship. The couple was united in marriage on Oct. 20, 1950, after which LaVine worked for a short while at Luther College. Lloyd joined the Army in 1951, and the couple moved to San Francisco where their first son, Daniel, was born in 1952. Later they moved to Owatonna, where LaVine worked as a secretary for the Owatonna Public School district. They had their second son, Thomas, in 1956.

Lloyd and LaVine were active in both the community and their church, Trinity Lutheran. LaVine sang in her home church as a young girl and for the Trinity Lutheran church choir in later years. She enjoyed any card game, especially bridge. She was a great cook, made a happy home, and treated everyone she met with kindness. Her gentle and gracious manner blessed all who knew her. She taught her family to laugh often, give generously, and love unconditionally. Her legacy will always be held in the hearts of those who love her.

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Nelson of Owatonna; two sons, Dan (Mary) Nelson of Fargo, N.D.; Tom (Sandy) Nelson of Urbandale, Iowa; three grandchildren, Stephanie (Denis) Dukov of Chicago; Eric (Maralee) Nelson of Shoreview, Minnesota; Kathryn Nelson (and fiance Scott Barnhardt) of Fargo; two great granddaughters Sophia and Greta Nelson of Shoreview; brother Shirll (Marilyn) Nelson of Lyle, Minnesota; and brother-in-law Jerry States of Aurora, Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Morris Nelson, and sister Maxine States.

Visitation will be held at Michaelson Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Julie Malone officiating. Interment will be in the St. John Cemetery in Owatonna. Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 27 SEP 2013

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Richard M. "Rick" Wolff

1951-2013

Richard M. "Rick" Wolff, 61, of Hibbing, Minnesota, died suddenly on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Fairview Range Medical Center, Hibbing.

Rick was born in Austin, Minnesota, on October 23, 1951, to Gordon and Delores (Hofland) Wolff. He grew up on the family farm in Adams, Minnesota, and graduated from Adams High School and the University of Minnesota Morris. While working in Hibbing early in his Social Security Administration career, Rick was united in marriage to Sally Meese on July 31, 1976, six weeks after their first meeting. They moved to St. Cloud and later to Mankato before returning to Hibbing in December of 1993, where Rick was a district manager for Social Security. He was the longest tenured district manager in Minnesota, having worked for the Social Security Administration for 40 years. Rick was very community minded and was extremely involved in the communities in which he lived. He was elected to Hibbing City Council Ward D seat in 2000, and went on to become mayor in 2002. He served two terms as mayor. In 2008, he was named second vice president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) and elected president in 2010.

Among his many awards and accolades, Rick was the inaugural recipient of the Outstanding Federal Civil Servant of the Year award for Leadership in 2012. He was active in a variety of organizations including the United Way of Hibbing, Community Development Block Grant, Range Transitional Housing, Elders Services Network of Northern St. Louis County, Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, Hibbing Salvation Army, Kiwanis and served on a number of leadership committees with the Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce. He also co-found the local Groceries to Go Program, participated in mentoring programs and was recently working toward becoming a mediator.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sally Wolff, Hibbing; a son, Tim Wolff, Hibbing; two daughters, Sherry (Aaron) Miller, Mankato and Suzanna (Lane Sowers) Wolff, Hibbing; grandchildren: Lauren, Alex, and Andrew Miller, Kelsey and Mallory Greenwood, Atreyu Jones, Odessa Wolff, Zach Fearing, Brooklyn and Kaylee Sowers, and baby boy Sowers, due in December 2013; two brothers, Ron (Kathie) Wolff, Minnetonka; and Brad (Teresa) Wolff, Grand Meadow; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by a nephew, Jason Wolff.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Dougherty Funeral Home, Hibbing and Saturday, Sept. 28, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.doughertyofhibbing.com. Memorials are preferred to the Salvation Army or to Habitat For Humanity.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 27 SEP 2013

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John Orlando Leo Tramontine

1932-2013

John Orlando Leo Tramontine, born to Susan Marie and Orlando Tramontine on September 21, 1932, in Iron Mountain Michigan, passed on from this world Saturday, September 21, 2013, on his 81st birthday, in his home at St. Andrew's Golf Course in Hastings on Hudson, N.Y.   He died of natural causes following years of respiratory and pulmonary illness.

John is survived by his wife, Darby Macfarlane-Tramontine; his daughter, Margaret Ann Tramontine; his stepdaughter, Scarlett Macfarlane; and his sister, Susan Tramontine Abrahamson. He is predeceased by his first wife, Nancy Ann McCabe Tramontine.

John lived a fun, loving, full and undeniably successful life. He graduated from Pacelli Catholic Schools in Austin, Minn.; earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Notre Dame University; and his law degree from New York University. He served in the United States Marine Corps, and was a senior partner at Fish & Neave LLP Law Firm (later acquired by Ropes & Gray LLP) as a renowned intellectual property litigation attorney, and member of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also served on the Board of Governors, was a beloved benefactor, and served as chairman of the legal committee at Saint Andrew's Golf Club during its reformation with Jack Nicklaus in the 1980s and for many years thereafter.

It could be said that a few of John's greatest passions were Notre Dame Football (Go Irish!), the New York Giants, and keeping everyone entertained through his unrivaled repertoire of jokes and games. He was also a man of unique talents. It is of note that John was born into and left this world on the same date, Sept. 21.

John was responsible for contributing to the lives of so many. In honor of his mother, who saved for his education at Notre Dame, he created The Susan Marie Tramontine Scholarship Fund donating scholarships in perpetuity for students from Austin, Minn., his family's home, to attend Notre Dame University. He was also a patron to many charitable institutions.

Reception and Visitation will be held at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home (20 Cedar Street, Bronxville, N.Y. 10708) from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. For further information, contact the McGrath Funeral Home: 914-337-6770.

Donations in memory of John should be sent to The Covenant House, N.Y. or the Homeless and Hungry Bowery Mission, N.Y.

John was greatly appreciative of the support from his many friends, his colleagues, his family, his caregivers, and the medical establishments who all contributed so very much to him during his life and later during his prolonged illness.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 27 SEP 2013

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Carol Kay (Strouf) Hansen

1946-2013

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Carol Hansen, 67, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

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.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 27 SEP 2013


#2:

Carol Kay (Strouf) Hansen, age 67 of Oakland, Minnesota, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, after battling pulmonary fibrosis.

She was born on Mothers Day, May 12, 1946, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, to Alvin and Geraldine (Wolesky) Strouf. A 1964 Austin High School graduate, Carol married Harry T. Hansen on May 14, 1966 at First United Methodist Church in Austin. She worked as a secretary for Judge Fred Vogel, as a bookkeeper at J.C. Penney, Len's Wood Products and Ace Hardware. She also worked for many years as a waitress at the Steer Restaurant and was employed by the Hormel Foods Corporation in the invoicing department. Her favorite job was as a bookkeeper for Trimble's Cycle Center. Carol especially enjoyed volunteering at the Mower County Red Cross and the Paramount Theater.

Survivors include her husband Harry T. Hansen of Oakland; her daughter Tamra Hansen of Austin, and son Scott (Elaine) Hansen of Austin; two granddaughters Alex and Amber Hansen; her brothers Wayne (Fran) Strouf and Bruce (Nedra) Strouf, both of Oakland; sister-in-law Vanna Rae (Peter) Nielsen of Austin; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Alvin and Geraldine Strouf; and baby boy brother.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 30, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Austin with Pastor Marilee Benson officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 29 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Bohemian National Cemetery in Myrtle, MN. In lieu of flowers, Carol requested that memorials be directed to the Mower County Red Cross or the First United Methodist Church

Worlein Funeral Home website, 28 SEP 2013

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Melanie Sue Olsen

1965-2013

After a long battle with ALS, Melanie passed away peacefully at home on September 23, 2013.

She graduated from Southland High School in 1983 from Adams, Minnesota, and got her bachelor's degree from George Mason University and was actively involved with the ALS Association.

She was born June 13, 1965, in Austin, Minnesota.

She is survived by her parents, Clarence and Rozella Olsen of Midlothian, Va., brother, Kent Olsen and family of Andover, Minn., and sister, Wendy Hermes and her family, of Midlothian, Va. By Melanie's and her family's request, we ask for donations to the ALS Association of Virgnia/Maryland in lieu of flowers.

A memorial service will be held at the Woodlake United Methodist Church, 15640 Hampton Park Drive, Chesterfield, VA 23832 at 1 p.m. on Monday Sept. 30, 2013.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 28 SEP 2013

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Betty Wibben

c1926-2013

Betty Wibben, 87, also known as Betty Lloyd Kasel, of Eagan, died on Monday, September 23, 2013.

Betty grew up in Rochester, Minnesota. She graduated from St. Catherine's University with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry. She worked in the lab at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. She married Pete Kasel in 1951, in Austin, and together they had five children. She worked at the R&D lab at Hormel.

She is preceded in death by Pete, parents, William and Nora Lloyd; sisters, Marjorie Aldeen and Charlotte Norlander. Survived by children, Patricia (Jerry) Bass, Michael Kasel, Cheryl (Charlie) Favrot, Cathy Kasel, Suzanne (Robin) Kasel-Smith; sister, Patricia Duffy; brother-in-law, Duane Aldeen; grandchildren, Jacob, Molly, Peter, Cathy, Michael, Christopher; great-grandchildren, Julia, Lauren; many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, October 6, at Wulff Godbout Funeral Home, 560 W. Seventh St., St. Paul, with visitation one hour prior. Interment at a future date at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, Largo, Florida.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 28 SEP 2013

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Harlan C. Diekman

1943-2013

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Funeral Notice: Harlan C. Diekman, 69

Harlan C. Diekman, 69, of Austin died Sunday, September 29, at his home.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2013, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Reverend Shari Mason officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be held at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and at the church for one hour before the service on Saturday.

Interment: Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery with Austin Post 91 American Legion in charge of military rites.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to an organization of the donor's choice.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 1 OCT 2013


#2:

Harlan Curtis Diekman, 69

Harlan Diekman climbed the stairway to heaven on September 29, 2013. He headed out to Wonderful as we faithfully know. He will be missed by friends and family but was called away by God on a new adventure.

Harlan was born on December 28, 1943, in Kiester, Minnesota, to Lila M. Diekman (Wheeler) and Harold C. Diekman. Harlan has a sister, Bev Causey, and her husband, Randall, from Texas; as well as a brother, Fred Diekman, and his wife, Barbara, in Faribault, Minn.

Harlan graduated from Lyle High School in 1961. He enlisted into the Air Force after high school and served his country by working on aircraft. He served five months in Vietnam during his service. He worked at Wilson Foods in Albert Lea and later received a job with Holand TV. He then moved on as a TV technician at Bissen TV. Harlan later worked 20 years for IBM until his retirement.

Harlan went to school at Austin Technical College, Riverland College, as well as Winona State University. He received high distinction in Electronics.

He met Alverne Trouten in the summer of 1972. After three months of courtship, they eloped at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Somehow you know right away when you have met the right one. They became inseparable for 41 years of marriage with love and devotion to each other. Harlan and Alverne shared each other's hopes and dreams and then came joy as parents with a wonderful son, Troy, a year after marriage.

Troy married Sarah Hull in 2001, and Harlan and Alverne had the daughter by marriage they always wanted. Family is everything through your journey in life. Troy and Sarah have two children, Norah and Mason. Harlan and Alverne have felt deeply blessed.

Harlan enjoyed hiking mountain tops in Colorado and Arizona, golfing with friends, jazz concerts in the Cities with his wife, black-powder gun shoots with friends, playing cards, traveling, and flying lessons.

He was given a great family and enjoyed his friendship base, reveling in each God-given day. Harlan will be locked away in our hearts forever.

Pallbearers are Jim Brinkman, Fred Diekman, Mike Murphy, Chuck Neus, Warren Neus, and Gene Pacovsky.

Visitation will be held at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. A celebration of Harlan's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Reverend Shari Mason officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery with military honors conducted by Austin Post 91 American Legion. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity. Please write a special memory to share with Harlan's family and friends.

Austin Daily Herald website, 3 OCT 2013

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Robert James Murphy

1921-2013

Robert James Murphy, 92, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, September 29, 2013, at Gunderson Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

He was born April 28, 1921, in rural Austin to Harold and Loretta Murphy. He grew up in Austin and graduated from Austin High School.

Bob married Eleanor Whitten in 1949, and had a son, Patrick Thomas Murphy. Eleanor died in November 1952.

Bob remarried to Carol Jane O'Rourke on April 16, 1966, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Easton, Minn. They resided on the family farm in Austin.

Bob was a lifelong member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. He was an agent and board member for the Mower County Farmers Mutual Insurance Company in Austin. He was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed woodworking, attending flea markets and auctions, collecting coins and farm tools and spending time with his grandchildren. Bob enjoyed his Irish heritage and loved sharing it with others. In retirement, he looked forward to his daily coffee with friends.

Robert is survived by his wife, Carol, of Austin; his son, Patrick Murphy of Austin; his daughters, Mara Murphy of Austin, Colleen (Michael) Walz of Onalaska, Wis., and Brigid (Mark) Lund of Victoria, Minn.; six grandchildren: Gracie, Andrew, Gavin, Lydia, Jack and Emily; siblings: Leah Rusnak of Milwaukee, Wis., Rita Andersen of Albert Lea, Minn., and Suzanne Murphy of Minneapolis.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers David, Luke and Gordon, and his sister Katherine.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 1 OCT 2013

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Albert R. Booth

1922-2006

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA - Albert R. Booth, 83, of Friendship Village, Waterloo, formerly of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, January 26, 2006, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home, Waterloo.

He was born on February 6, 1922, in Austin, Minnesota, son of Roy C. and Olive Rhodes Booth. He married Maxine Rasmusson April 5, 1946, in Cedar Falls. She died October 10, 1977. He then married Marjorie M. Bergstrom June 2, 1979, in Cedar Falls. She died July 30, 1995.

He received his degree from Gates Business College and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Booth had been employed in the accounting and sales departments at Rasmusson Chevrolet for 28 years and then with Ace Fogdall RV, retiring in 1983.

Survived by two sons, Rich (Susan) of Waterloo and Steve (Karen) of Wasilla, Alaska; two daughters, Sherry Booth of Portland, Ore., and Jennifer (Dennis Grim) Booth of West Liberty; six grandchildren; seven brothers, Calvin of Waxhaw, N.C., Robert of Rindge, N.H., John of Andover, Mass., Roger of Manson, Wash., Donald of West Palm Beach, Fla., William of San Diego and David of Union Grove, Wis.; and three sisters, Barbara Williams of Seattle, Alice Petersen of Tahlequah, Okla., and Jessie Becker of Medway, Mass.

Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Prairie Lakes Church, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Richardson Funeral Home, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to Shepherd's Ministries, Union Grove, Wis., Cedar Valley Hospice or the church.

Source: Richardson Funeral Service, Cedar Falls, Iowa

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David W. Gibson

1946-2013

David W. Gibson, 67, of Austin, Minnesota, died on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at his son's home in Rochester, Minnesota.

David was born on September 3, 1946, in Winona, Minnesota, to Cleaborn "Red" and Anita (Hayes) Gibson. He graduated from Austin High School and attended the Mankato Technical College. He married Darcy Olson in Austin on May 23, 1967.

David was the owner of Gibson Refrigeration and later did maintenance work at Columbia Ice Arena. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, stock car racing and watching his kids and grandkids play hockey and baseball.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Kimberly Ann Gibson in 1975.

David is survived by his daughters: Michele (John) Shuster, Austin; Shannon (Derrick) Orman, Kasson, Minn.; son: Todd (Pilar) Gibson, Rochester, Minn.; unofficial son: Matthew Hanchulak; nine grandchildren: Cory, Logan, Mikayla and Kamarion Shuster, Alyssa Gibson, Brandi and Bailey Orman, and Tyler and Austin Gibson; one great granddaughter: Ezrya Lynn Shuster; sister: Annette Malark, Roseville, Minn.; nieces and nephews.

Casket bearers will be Todd Gibson, Matt Hanchulak, John Shuster, John McDermott, Cory Shuster and Logan Shuster.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with the Reverend Shari Mason officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7 at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and on Friday for one hour before the service.

Source: Austn Daily Herald website, Oct. 3, 2013

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Jean Elizabeth (Felty) DeBoer

1947-2013

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Jean Elizabeth DeBoer, 66, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, October 2, 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.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 3 OCT 2013


#2:

Jean Elizabeth DeBoer, age 66 of Austin, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin.

She was born August 26, 1947 in Austin, Minnesota, to Sidney and Lillian (Peck) Felty. A 1965 graduate of Austin High School, Jean continued her studies at Methodist Kahler School of Nursing, graduating in 1968. She began working at St. Olaf Hospital in Austin in late 1968, and then worked in the ICU/Step-Down unit at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea until January 1973. Following this, she began a career of over 40 years at Austin Medical Center, the entire time spent on the Med/Surg Pediatrics unit.

Her own health conditions prohibited Jean from continuing in the career she loved. She retired in 2013. Her marriage to William Arnold "Arnie" DeBoer began on August 3, 1968. The couple was married at First Baptist Church in Austin. They recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. A lifelong Austin resident, Jean enjoyed sewing, reading, camping, gardening, and traveling. She tended to several flower gardens, and had visited all 50 states on her many road trips. She belonged to Faith Evangelical Free Church, and is remembered as a very caring and selfless person. She handled her cancer journey with tremendous strength and helped others during her own time of need.

Survivors include her husband William "Arnie" DeBoer of Austin; her children Melissa (Stephen) Alcorn of Montrose, CO and Dustin DeBoer of Austin; her brother Garth (Mary) Felty of Minnetonka, MN, her sister Kim (Dale) Rosten of Eden Prairie, MN; mother-in-law Sadie DeBoer of Albert Lea; sisters-in-law Marie DeBoer of Albert Lea and Jane (Don) Errett of Cullman, AL; brother-in-law Burton (Kay) DeBoer of Granite Falls, NC; two aunts Cornelia Felty of Brownsdale and Shirley Orth of Byron.

She was preceded in death by her parents Sidney and Lillian Felty and her father-in-law William B. DeBoer. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Faith Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Mike Sager officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday October 25, 2013 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery at a later date. Jean's wishes were that memorials be directed to Focus on the Family, 8685 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 or Dr. David Jeremiah Broadcast Ministry at www.davidjeremiah.org. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website, 3 OCT 2013

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Daryl Dean Blowers

c1940-2013

Daryl "Beetle" Dean Blowers, 72, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on October 2, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Lester and Erma Blowers (Christofferson). Survived by sister, Colleen Palmisano; and niece, Cheryl (Craig) DeClercq and family: Courtney (John) Kaiser, Christoffer (Teri) DeClercq, and Camille DeClercq; extended family, & many friends.

Beetle grew up in Austin, Minnesota, and previously lived in St. Paul and Eagan, Minnesota, and worked for many years at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota.

He retired to Phoenix, where he lived an active lifestyle of hiking, biking, inline skating, golf, and travel. Beetle regularly kept in contact with his many good friends throughout the country.

Celebration of life at 6 p.m. October 6, at Arbor Lakes Senior Living, 12001 80th Ave N Maple Grove MN 55369. Another gathering will be planned later with his Phoenix family of friends.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
4 OCT 2013

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Virginia I. (Guiney) Locher

1940-2013

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Virginia I. Locher, 73, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, October 4, 2013, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center in Austin. Arrangements are pending with Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
4 OCT 2013


#2:

Virginia Irene (Guiney) Locher

(February 26, 1940 - October 4, 2013)

Virginia I. Locher, 73 of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, October 4, 2013 at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center in Austin.

Virginia Irene Guiney Locher was born on February 26, 1940 in Austin, MN to Ed and Irene (Smith) Guiney. Virginia married John Ray Locher on August 6, 1960 beginning a new chapter in their lives. They were married for 53 years and raised eight children. Virginia, aka "Ginny," was a loving and devoted Wife, Mother, doting Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Mother-In-Law, Aunt, Sister-In-Law and a dear friend to many.

Ginny worked the night shift at Gerard Schools for emotionally challenged adolescents and teens in her early years of marriage. She later worked at Cedars, Burr Oak and St. Marks (nursing homes) until she retired in 2001.

Ginny enjoyed caring for others. She always welcomed anyone into the Locher home with an open door policy and wasn't shy to provide hugs and kisses. Treating others (especially those less fortunate) with respect was an integral part of Ginny's life, which she and John instilled the same morals and values to their children. Ginny enjoyed planting her flowers outside her home with her husband Johnny. She also enjoyed the holidays and spending precious time with her family. Christmas was a favorite holiday and she enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren.

Ginny was a wonderful and beautiful lady inside and out and touched many people's lives during her time here on earth. She will always be remembered for her keen sense of humor, wonderful personality, kindness and a generous heart. The fond memories of our beloved Ginny will live forever on in our hearts and lives. Her spirit is now free.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, step-father and son Christopher.

Virginia is survived by her husband, John Locher, Austin, Minnesota; sons and daughters-in-law: Dan and Cindy Locher, Apple Valley, Minnesota, John and Holly Locher, New Market, Minnesota; daughters and sons-in-law: Dana and Randy Foote, Montgomery, Minnesota, Rebecca Locher and Jeff Hardtke, Rochester, Minnesota, Michelle and Aaron Mullenbach, Adams, Minnesota, Heidi Capretz and Tom Anderson, Austin, Minnesota, Sarah Locher and Don Meyer, Austin, Minnesota; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 8th at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with Father Paul Nelson officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour before the service on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website,
4 OCT 2013
Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
7 OCT 2013


#3:

Virginia I. Locher, 73

Virginia I. Locher, 73, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, October 4, 2013, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center in Austin.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with Father Paul Nelson officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be for one hour before the service on Tuesday.

Interment: Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
5 OCT 2013

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Robert Arthur Mullenbach

1929-2013

(August 5, 1929 - October 3, 2013)

Robert A. Mullenbach, 84 of Adams, Minnesota, died Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Wildwood Grove Assisted Living in LeRoy, Minnesota.

Robert was born on August 5, 1929 in Johnsburg, Minnesota, to Joseph and Bernetta (Rauen) Mullenbach. He married Lillian Brennhofer at St. Pius Catholic Church in Rochester, Minnesota, on September 16, 1961. Bob served in the United States Army and spent his life farming.

He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Johnsburg, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Bernetta, wife Lillian, daughter Joan and brother Clarence.

Bob is survived by his children: Rita Mullenbach, Adams, Minnesota, Craig Mullenbach, Adams, MN, Karen (Louis) Dion, Rose Creek, Minnesota, Lisa (Curt) Heimer, Adams, Minnesota, and Joel Mullenbach, Chicago, Illinois; eight grandchildren: Danny, Mitch, Kelsey, Dillon, Jordan, Logan, Hope, and Brayden; Brother and Sister-in-law; Fritz (Martha) Mullenbach, Adams, Minnesota; sister and brother-in-law: Barbara (Vern) Tracy, Rose Creek, Minnesota; sister-in-law: Carol Mullenbach, Rose Creek, Minnesota; nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 8th at St. John's Catholic Church in Johnsburg with Father Swamy Pothireddy officiating. Interment will be at St. John's Cemetery with Adams American Legion Post #146 in charge of military rites. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Adams Funeral Home with a rosary at 4:00 PM. Visitation will also be on Tuesday from 9:00 to 9:30 at the Adams Funeral Home.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website,
4 OCT 2013


Robert A. Mullenbach, 84

Robert A. Mullenbach, 84, of Adams, Minnesota, died Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Wildwood Grove Assisted Living in LeRoy, Minnesota.

Robert was born on August 5, 1929, in Johnsburg, Minnesota, to Joseph and Bernetta (Rauen) Mullenbach. He married Lillian Brennhofer at St. Pius Catholic Church in Rochester, Minn. on Sept. 16, 1961. Bob served in the United States Army and spent his life farming.

He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Johnsburg, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Bernetta, wife Lillian, daughter Joan and brother Clarence.

Bob is survived by his children: Rita Mullenbach, Adams, Minnesota, Craig Mullenbach, Adams, Karen (Louis) Dion, Rose Creek, Minn., Lisa (Curt) Heimer, Adams, and Joel Mullenbach, Chicago; eight grandchildren: Danny, Mitch, Kelsey, Dillon, Jordan, Logan, Hope, and Brayden; Brother and Sister-in-law; Fritz (Martha) Mullenbach, Adams; sister and brother-in-law: Barbara (Vern) Tracy, Rose Creek; sister-in-law: Carol Mullenbach, Rose Creek; nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, at St. John's Catholic Church in Johnsburg with Father Swamy Pothireddy officiating. Interment will be at St. John's Cemetery with Adams American Legion Post 146 in charge of military rites. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home with a rosary at 4 p.m. Visitation will also be on Tuesday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Adams Funeral Home.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
5 OCT 2013

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Gertrude Amelia E'Louisa (Schoeneck) Rector

1920-2013

#1:

Gertrude Rector, 93, of Austin, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System, 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.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
5 OCT 2013


#2:

Gertrude Amelia E'Louisa Rector, age 93 of Austin, died Friday, October 4, 2013 at Mayo Clinic Health System, Austin.

Gertrude was born in Leaf Valley Township, near Garfield, Minnesota on September 23, 1920, the daughter of Fred and Ottillie (Brede) Schoeneck. As a child, Gertrude moved to Austin where she graduated from Austin High School in 1938. After completing her education, Gertrude worked for the Geo. A. Hormel Company until her marriage to Donald L. Rector on September 7, 1940, in Mason City, Iowa. Gertrude also worked as a secretary for the railroad and spent several years as a secretary at the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She was active in the community, volunteering with the local Red Cross for over thirty-five years, serving as a Gray Lady at St. Olaf Hospital, delivering Meals on Wheels, and serving as member of the YWCA Board and a member of the League of Women Voters. She was a long time member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Gertrude and Don enjoyed many trips by car and playing golf at the Austin Country Club. She also loved to bowl, watch and feed birds in her back yard, quilt and crochet. She had been a resident of the Cedars of Austin since August of 2009.

Survivors include her son-in-law, Richard "Dick" (Gale Siegfreid) Heuton of Austin; three granddaughters, Natalie (Mike) Lay of Clovis, CA, Diana (Keith) Lind of Moorhead and Heather (Steve) Durham of Appleton, WI; eight great-grandchildren, Devin Lay, Samantha Lay, Rebecca Lind, Lydia Lind, Jenna Lind, Megan Durham, Marney Durham and Owen Durham; sister-in-law, Norma Schoeneck of Austin; niece Susan (Brian) Wolf of Kenosha, WI; nephew Wayne Schoeneck, Jr. of Minneapolis and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Donald Rector; her daughter, Karon Heuton and brother Wayne Schoeneck.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 11, 2013 at St. John's Lutheran Church with Rev. Tom Ogilvie, officiating. Interment will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Worlein Funeral Home website,
5 OCT 2013

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Dean Siewert

1931-2013

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Obituary

Dean Arnold Siewert, age 81, of Dexter, Minnesota, died peacefully Friday, October 4, 2013 at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

Dean was born October 7, 1931 in Dexter, Minnesota, to William and Lila (Boeff) Siewert. Dean graduated from Elkton High School in 1948 and was a lifelong Dexter area farmer. On November 22, 1953, Dean married LaVonne Peach at St. John's Lutheran Church in Elkton, MN. The couple raised 5 children.

He was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Elkton, where he served as a bell ringer. He also was a member of the Dexter Lions Club and Monitor Neighborhood card club. Dean enjoyed old time music, Hawaiian shirts, driving his big Mercurys' and sharing his words of wisdom with his family. He was always reading the newspaper and discussing current events.

Survivors include his wife LaVonne Siewert of Dexter; his children Randolph Siewert of Dexter, Cynthia (Daniel) Evenson of Stockholm, Wiscosnin, Sylvia (Robert) Collins of Bakersfield, CA, Carmon (Sharon) Siewert of Austin; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Lila Siewert; his son DuWayne and brother, William.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 10, 2013 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Elkton with Pastor Liz Erickson officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 9th at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Elkton. The family prefers that memorials be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church of Elkton. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Sources: Worlein Funeral Home website, 5 OCT 2013
Austin Daily Herald website,
7 OCT 2013


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Dean Arnold Siewert, 81, of Dexter, Minnesota, died peacefully Friday, October 4, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Elkton with Pastor Liz Erickson officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and for one hour before the service at the church on Thursday.

Interment: Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Elkton.

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

Memorials: The family prefers memorials be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church of Elkton.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
8 OCT 2013

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Lorene Thornburg

c1915-2013

Lorene Thornburg, 98, of Pine Island, Minnesota, died October 3, 2013, at Pine Haven Care Center.

Lorene was born in Straubville, N.D. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, member of Pine Island American Legion Auxiliary and VFW of Austin.

She is survived by son, Burt Svedine, of Austin, daughter, Alice Smith, of Baxter, Minnesota, daughter, Ardys Dowd, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, son, Joel Thornburg, of Iowa, 13 grandchildren and many great granchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Thornburg, son, Chancy Tutak, grandson, Greg Dowd, and granddaughter, Nancy Smith.

A funeral service will be held at Pine Haven Care Center, Pine Island, Minnesota, at 10 a.m. Nov. 1. Burial will be at Fort Snelling.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
5 OCT 2013

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Raymond John Schmidt

1924-2013

Raymond John Schmidt, 89, left this earth peacefully on October 1, 2013, surrounded by family, at his residence at Scandia House in Isle, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by parents Carl and Rose; brother Roy; sisters Laura, Erla, and baby Evelyn.

He is survived by sisters Alta Throne and Minnie Schmidt; many loving nieces and nephews; and dear friends.

Ray Schmidt was born to Carl and Rose Schmidt on January 11, 1924. He grew up near Austin, Minnesota, and lived with an uncle after his mother passed away in childbirth when he was a young boy. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII and was honorably discharged. He then went to work with the U.S. Postal Service as a truck driver. He married Mickey Lourden and spent many years driving truck for Ratzloff Logging in Princeton. He lived briefly in Anoka, then in the Mora area, and also in Aitkin County. He was divorced from Mickey and later married Dixie Lanesboro.

Ray had a great sense of humor, which he hung onto till his death, even under difficult circumstances. As a young man, he was an athlete and an avid baseball fan, and kept that fascination his whole life. He loved bowling, and his many trophies attest to his skill. He had an interesting sense of style, loved fishing, and was said to have had a brief stint wrestling bears in a traveling circus.

Although Ray had a brain tumor, which for many years made it impossible for him to talk, he never quit trying to communicate in his own way. His quality of life and last days were made much better by the Visiting Angels of Cambridge, Scandia House of Isle, St. Croix Hospice, and Dr. Donner in Mora.

Ray left no offspring, but he did leave many -- young and old -- who will miss his strong independence; quiet strength; and complicated drawings to explain what he was thinking, something he was looking for, a funny joke -- or, in some cases, it's still a mystery.

A celebration of Ray's life will be held on Saturday, October 12, at McQuoid's Inn in Isle, Minn., at 1 p.m.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
7 OCT 2013

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Floyd Sherman Martell

1932-2013

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Funeral notice: Floyd S. Martell, 81

Floyd S. Martell, 81, of Austin, Minnesota, died at his home on Saturday, October 5, 2013, after a four-year battle with cancer.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 11, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Todd Portinga, AiM officiating.

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

Interment: Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
7 OCT 2013


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Floyd Sherman Martell

(July 1, 1932 - October 5, 2013)

U.S. Veteran

Floyd S. Martell, 81 of Austin, MN, died at his home on Saturday, October 5, 2013 after a four year struggle with cancer. Even through all his illness, he always had peace and comfort in the Lord. Daily devotions with his wife were an important part of each day.

Floyd was born on July 1, 1932 in Austin, MN to Edward and Anna (Johnson) Martell. He graduated from Austin High School in 1950. He served in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1956. Floyd married Louise Anne Myers on September 1, 1957 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

He worked for 42 years at Hormel Foods Corporation until his retirement in 1992. He was a faithful member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church where he taught Sunday school, served as a mentor to a youth in confirmation, took part in the Stephen Ministry program, and the Prayer Ministry.

Floyd loved coffee and goodies. He also enjoyed camping, gardening, games, puzzles, volunteering at the Senior Center and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Martell, mother, Anna Loewen, and siblings, Doug Loewen, Joan Dahlke and Earl Martell.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Louise Martell, Austin, MN; son and daughter-in-law: Allen and Sharon Martell, Air Way Heights, WA; daughters and sons-in-law: Teresa and Mike Vogt, Byron, MN, Mary and Mike Miller, Picton, New Zealand; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother: Lee and Elaine Martell, Golden, CO; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, October 11th at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Todd Portinga, AiM officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Thursday October 10th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and at the church on Friday for one hour before the service.

Source: Clasen-jordan Funeral Home website,
8 OCT 2013

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Vincent L. Schleusner Jr.

1936-2013

(February 6, 1937 - October 7, 2013)

Rock Rapids, Iowa - Vincent L. Schleusner Jr., age 76, of Rock Rapids, died Monday, October 7, 2013 at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Friday, October 11th, 2013 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids, with Father Bruce Lawler as celebrant. Burial will follow at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Military honors will be given by Van Anne-Fields Post No. 6960 VFW & Rex Strait Post No. 103 American Legion. Visitation will be Thursday, October 10th, from 2:00 to 8:00 PM with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids. There will be a Celebration of Life Vigil at 7:00 PM Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Vincent Louis Schleusner Jr. was born February 6, 1936 in Austin, Minnesota, the son of Vince and Edith (Bulechek) Schleusner. He graduated from Austin High School in 1955. After working at the Mayo Clinic for a few years, he moved to Aberdeen, S. Dakota, where he received his anesthesia training at St. Luke's School of Anesthesia, graduating in 1962. Vince was united in marriage to Patricia Grogg on September 15, 1962 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin, Minnesota.

They lived in Chamberlain, So. Dakota and Austin, Minnesota, prior to moving to Fort Polk, LA where Vince served in the United States Army for two years. When discharged, the family moved to Adrian, Minnesota, where Vince worked as Administrator and Anesthetist for several years. They lived in Texas for a short period prior to moving to Rock Rapids in 1972 where Vince worked at the local hospital as the Administrator and Anesthetist for 17 years, then as anesthetist only for the remaining years until he retired at age 65. Vince served on the Hospital Board and the School Board. He enjoyed going on vacation to Las Vegas, golf, playing bridge and spending weekends at the Lake. Vince passed away October 7, 2013. His greatest pleasure was spending time at his lake cottage and being with his beloved grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pat; his two sons, Jeff (Laura) Schleusner, and Dave (Marilee) Schleusner all of Rock Rapids, Iowa; their children, Natalie Schleusner of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kendra Schleusner of Mankato, Minnesota, Angela Schleusner of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mary and Cole Schleusner of Iowa City, Iowa, and Devon and Seth Hendriksen of Rock Rapids, and his sister Bonnie Hans of Seattle, Washington.

Vince was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, and two infant sons.

Source: Jurrens Funeral Home website,
10/8/2013

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Genevieve L. Medgaarden

1918-2013

Genevieve L. Medgaarden, 95, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Sterling House of Owatonna.

Genevieve Loretta Matheis was born April 23, 1918, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, to George and Mary (Krebsbach) Matheis. On October 9, 1940, Genevieve married Henry Medgaarden at St. John's Catholic Church in Johnsburg, Minnesota. The couple had six daughters and three sons. Gen and Henry farmed all their married lives on the family farm north of Austin.

A member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Genevieve was active in the St. Jude's Unit. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, baking, canning, making rugs, reading, and traveling, both in the U.S. and abroad. She especially loved to spend time with the grandchildren. Her generous donations of quilts to Catholic Charities were noted by the Bishop.

Survivors include her children, Judy (David) Laskewitz of Austin, Diane (Robert) Nelson of Minneapolis, Ruth Ann Erickson (Scott Ciminski) of Richfield, Mary (John) Butler-Fraser of Owatonna, Lynne Medgaarden (Russell Scott) of St. Paul, Glenn (Judy) Medgaarden and Gary (Jan) Medgaarden, both of Austin, and Jon Medgaarden (Peggy Lynch) of Owatonna; 90 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Velma Matheis of Adams and Evelyn Matheis of New Jersey; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents George and Mary Matheis, her husband Henry Medgaarden in 1981, her daughter Joan Marie in 1956, five sisters and two brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin with Fr. Donald Zenk and Fr. John Traufler officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. A 7 p.m. rosary service will be held at Worlein Funeral Home on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorials be directed to St. Augustine Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
  10 OCT 2013

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Frederick 'Fritz' Keefe

1919-2013

Obituary

Frederick D. 'Fritz' Keefe, age 93 of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at his home.

He was born October 24, 1919 in Austin, Minnesota, to Daniel and Annastasia (Murphy) Keefe. A 1937 graduate of Austin High School, Fritz was employed as a foreman by Hormel Foods Corporation, retiring in 1978. He served his country in the United States Army in World War II. On July 12, 1945 Frederick was united in marriage to Ursula Gibart at Queen of Angels Catholic Parish in Austin. The Keefe family made their home in Austin and had seven children.

Survivors include six children, Patricia (Michael) Morrison of Stone Lake, Wisconsin, Kathleen (David) Hein of Walker, Ellen (Dan) Reed of Molokai, Hawaii, Martha Buxton of Austin, Mark (Debbie) Keefe of Rochester and Michael (Bonnie) Keefe of Austin; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Annastasia Keefe; his wife Ursula on September 20, 2013; a daughter Elizabeth in infancy; his twin brother William Keefe, twin sisters Mary Ellen and Mary Evelyn in infancy, and a son-in-law, Mitchell Buxton.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin with Fr. John Traufler officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, with military honors by American Legion Post 91 and V.F.W. Post 1216. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The family prefers that memorials be directed to the Austin Catholic Schools Foundation. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website,
  10 OCT 2013

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