MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 246

 

 

Florence Helen McAllister

1916-2014

Florence H. McAllister, 98, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, February 14, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center.

Service: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center with Father Donald Zenk officiating.

Visitation: There will be a 7:30 p.m. wake service on Monday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. and also one hour before the service at Sacred Heart Care Center on Tuesday.

Interment: Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 16 FEB 2014


Obituary for Florence Helen McAllister

Florence H. McAllister, age 98, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, February 14, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Sacred Heart Care Center with Father Donald Zenk officiating. There will be a 7:30 pm wake service on Monday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 5-8 pm and also one hour before the service at Sacred Heart Care Center on Tuesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website,
16 FEB 2014


Florence H. McAllister, 98

Florence H. McAllister, 98, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, February 14, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center.

Florence was born January 2, 1916, in Winona, Minnesota, to Ora and Florence (Coutier) DuBois. She grew up in Winona where she graduated from high school.

On November 9, 1935, she was united in marriage to Walter F. McAllister-the boy next door. They lived in Winona for a few years before moving to California. At the start of the war they returned to Winona and Walter enlisted in the Navy. After Walterís return from service, they settled in Winona until 1946, when they moved to Austin where she lived until her death.

Florence loved to travel, fish, play cards, bowl, watch the Twins, and visit family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters, June H. (McAllister) Schammel, of Greenville, S.C.; Diane R. (McAllister) Feeley, of Austin; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marcella (DuBois) Dever, of Winona, Minn.; nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Eleanor McAllister and Laverne DuBois.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter; infant son; parents; brothers, Harlow, Leonard, Kenneth, Beauford, Clyde; sons-in-law, Ralph Schammel and Tony Feeley.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center with Father Donald Zenk officiating. There will be a 7:30 p.m. wake service on Monday (tonight) at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. and also one hour before the service at Sacred Heart Care Center on Tuesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

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

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
17 FEB 2014


Obituary for Florence Helen McAllister

Florence H. McAllister, age 98, of Austin, died Friday, February 14, 2014 at Sacred Heart Care Center.

Florence was born January 2, 1916 in Winona, Minnesota to Ora and Florence (Coutier) DuBois. She grew up in Winona where she graduated from high school.

On November 9, 1935 she was united in marriage to Walter F. McAllister-the boy next door. They lived in Winona for a few years before moving to California. At the start of the war they returned to Winona and Walter enlisted in the Navy. After Walterís return from service, they settled in Winona until 1946 when they moved to Austin where she lived until her death.

Florence loved to travel, fish, play cards, bowl, watch the Twins, and visit family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters, June H. (McAllister) Schammel, Greenville, SC, Diane R. (McAllister) Feeley, Austin, MN; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marcella (DuBois) Dever, Winona, MN; nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Eleanor McAllister and Laverne DuBois.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter; infant son; parents; brothers, Harlow, Leonard, Kenneth, Beauford, Clyde; sons-in-law, Ralph Schammel and Tony Feeley.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center with Father Donald Zenk officiating. There will be a 7:30 pm wake service on Monday (tonight) at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 5-8 pm and also one hour before the service at Sacred Heart Care Center on Tuesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website, 20 FEB 2014

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James Gregory Marshall

1935-2014

Funeral Notice: James Gregory Marshall, 78

James G. Marshall, 78, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, February 14, 2014, at his winter home in Fulton, Texas.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin with Fr. James Steffes officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and will continue on Friday morning for one hour prior to services at church.

Interment: Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Memorials are preferred in Jim's memory.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
17 FEB 2014


Obituary

James G. Marshall, age 78, of Austin, Minnesota died Friday, February 14, 2014, at his winter home in Fulton, Texas. He was born August 14, 1935 in Mason City, Iowa to Gregory and Lauretta (Verbeckmoes) Marshall. Jim was a graduate of Ventura High School in Ventura, Iowa. On October 16, 1954 Jim was united in marriage to Janice Riekena in Forest City, Iowa. They resided in Clear Lake, Iowa before moving to Austin, Minnesota in 1963. During his working career, Jim had been employed with Greenman Heating, Sears, and managed Oak Park Mall in Austin. In 2000 he retired from Streeters in Albert Lea. He was a long time member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. Jim loved to golf, enjoyed fishing & hunting, and was an avid bowler for more than 50 years. He and Janice spent the last 13 years wintering in Fulton, Texas.

Jim is survived by his wife Janice of Austin; children, Teresa (Mark) Ostapina of Hartland, Wisconsin, Kimberly (Steve) Miller of Austin, Rhonda (Gary) Gabrielson of Austin, Laurie (Todd) Jorgenson of Austin, Michelle (Chris) Murphy of Waseca, and Randy (special friend Laura) Marshall of Plantation, Florida; 14 grandchildren: Heather (Brian) Bellrichard, Scott (Jody) Miller, Amber Jorgenson, Amanda (Justin) Draeger, Melanie (Nic) Brave, Kellie Jorgenson, Krysti (Brent) Johnson, Carissa Gabrielson, Bryan (Danie) Murphy, Kyle Ostapina, Katie Murphy, Joshua Marshall, Hunter Marshall, McKenna Marshall; 9 great grandchildren: Alexis and Alivia Bellrichard, Berrick Miller, Lukas Jorgenson, Miri Miller, Kale Draeger, Oliver Johnson, Jack Brave, Sophia Draeger; siblings Pat (Candy) Marshall of Clear Lake, Iowa, Rita (Russ) White of Ogden, Iowa; nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Marilyn and Mary and his nephew Todd.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin with Fr. James Steffes officiating. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 P.M. at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and will continue on Friday morning for one hour prior to services at church. Memorials are preferred in Jimís memory.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website
17 Feb 2014

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Maurice Duane Thorsen

1925-2014

Maurice Duane Thorsen, 88, died Friday evening, February 14, 2014, at the Spring Valley Senior Living.

He was born December 4, 1925, in Pleasant Valley Township, Mower County, Minnesota, the son of Thomas and Gladys (Rhoten) Thorsen. He graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1943 and served in the Navy during World War II. In 1948, he was united in marriage to Bernice Dugan at the United Methodist Church in Kellogg, Minnesota. They resided in Grand Meadow, Minnesota, where he worked for Standard Oil for a time. He then farmed in Lime Springs, Iowa, returning to the family farm in Grand Meadow in 1956. He worked for Seneca Foods, retiring in 1990. They moved into Grand Meadow in 2009.

He was a member of the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church and the Harry T. Anderson American Legion Post in Grand Meadow.

He always had a life-long love of the land and enjoyed watching the seasons change on his farm. He enjoyed playing cards and watching sports on TV. He found pleasure in watching the activities of his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Bernice, three sons Thomas (ValJean) Thorsen of Grand Meadow; Terrance (Margo) Thorsen of Green Bay, Wis.; and Jeffrey Thorsen of Grand Meadow; three daughters, Trudy (Stephen) Wellik of Rochester, Minnesota; Kathleen Gust of Eyota and Susan (Edward) Dahl of Spring Valley a brother, Norbert Thorsen of Grand Meadow; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty.

Arrangements are being handled by Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow. The funeral will be held at the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, with Pastor Beth Krolak officiating. Burial with military rites will be held at the Grand Meadow Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow and again one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family would like to thank the Spring Valley Senior Living for their compassionate care during his stay.

Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
17 FEB 2014

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Richard Lee Freerksen

1942-2014

Richard Lee 'Dick' (Peanut) Freerksen

Funeral services for Richard 'Dick' Freerksen will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church in LeRoy, Minnesota, with Pastor Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will take place in the LeRoy Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy, Minnesota, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Richard Freerksen, 71, of LeRoy, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Richard Lee Freerksen (Peanut) was born October 25, 1942, in Lawn Hill, Iowa, to Donald and Lydia (Steinfeldt) Freerksen. He moved to the LeRoy area in 1950. Richard graduated from McIntire High School. After high school, he farmed and worked on the Great Western Railroad. On Aug. 28, 1965, he married Mary Ann Kempe, and he continued farming crops and livestock. He also worked as a Section Foreman on the Milwaukee Railroad out of LeRoy and was a self-employed carpenter in and out of the LeRoy area.

Richard enjoyed playing softball, racing cars and go-carts, playing cards with his coffee drinking buddies, and helping friends and family in need. Richard and Mary Ann raised five children throughout their years: Timothy (Kinda) Freerksen of LeRoy; Mary (Steve) Lunning of LeRoy; Jane (Dave) MacKay of Fountain, Minnesota; Gary Freerksen (Michelle King) of Brownsdale, Minnesota; and Beverly Freerksen (Mark Swancutt) of Chester, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Richard is also survived by his wife, Mary Ann of LeRoy; brother, Larry (Elaine) Freerksen of Riceville, Iowa; and sister, Shirley (Orville) Clark of Rochester.

He was preceded in death by parents Donald and Lydia, son-in-law, Mark Swancutt, brother, Glen Freerksen, sister, Donna Spencer, four brothers-in-law, and four nephews.

Condolences may be left online at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
17 FEB 2014

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Kenneth Mahoney

1913-1981

MAHONEY RITES HELD IN LEROY

Funeral rites for an Osage businessman, Kenneth Mahoney, 67, were held February 21, at the Presbyterian Church in LeRoy, Minnesota. Mr. Mahoney died on February 18, 1981, at Mitchell County Memorial Hospital after having suffered a broken hip in a fall at his home on February 13.

Rev. Herbert Young, church pastor, was in charge of the rites, and spring interment will be in the LeRoy Cemetery. Hutchins Funeral Home of LeRoy made the arrangements.

Kenneth Mahoney was born in LeRoy on March 14, 1913, the son of Arthur and Lulu Moe Mahoney. He completed his education in the LeRoy schools.

Lois Bye and Kenneth Mahoney were married on February 20, 1936. They established their home in LeRoy and remained there until they became owners of the Osage Hotel in 1969. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in LeRoy.

Surviving are his wife, Lois, of Osage; three sons: Larry of Aurora, Colorado, Richard of Rochester and Donald of New Hampton; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter Mahoney of Las Vegas, Nevada; one sister, Mrs. Delores Ness of Rochester; five half brothers and one half sister.

Preceding him in death were two sons, Raymond and Jack; his parents, a half brother and one half sister.

Source: Mitchell County Press-News,
4 MAR 1981

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Anton R. Klouse Jr.

1926-2013

Anton R. Klouse Jr., 87, was born November 26, 1926, in Austin, Minnesota, and passed away at home in Sarcoxie, Missouri, with hospice at 1:33 a.m. on December 18, 2013.

He is survived by wife, Deborah G. Klouse; two brothers, Marvin Klouse of Austin; and Ervin Klouse, of Mason City, Iowa; four children, David and Debbie Klouse, of The Colony, Texas; Linda and Terry Buerge, of Grove, Oklahoma; Doyle D. Klouse, of Wentworth, Missouri.; and Doug and Patty Klouse, of Carthage, Missouri; stepsons, Brian and Melinda DePreste and Charles and Mary DePreste, of Sarcoxie; 17 grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

He served eight years of honest and faithful service in the U.S. Navy; stationed at USNT San Diego, Calif., on the USS Montross. He was part owner of Western Bar & Pawn Shop, Joplin, and a member of VFW Post 2590 of Carthage, Missouri.

Full Military Honor burial will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage, at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20. Memorial service will follow at his church, Sarcoxie River of Life. Both will be officiated by Pastors Sherman and Alice Burros. Lunch will follow.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
19 FEB 2014

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Judy Ann (Weekley, Rust) Shrum

1941-2014

Pending Notice: Judy A. Shrum, 73

Judy A. Shrum, age 73, of Stacyville, Iowa, formerly of Austin, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Stacyville Community Nursing Home.

Services are pending, with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin in charge of arrangements.

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

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
19 FEB 2014


Judy Ann Shrum, 73, of Stacyville, Iowa, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Stacyville Community Nursing Home.

She was born January 12, 1941, to Clarence and Beulah (Wells) Weekley in Waterloo, Iowa. She married Lawrence R. Rust, Sr. on October 31, 1958. They were later divorced. Judy made her home in Tennessee, Waterloo, Iowa, and for the past 15 years, in Austin. She had a strong faith in Jesus and loved her grandchildren and spending time with them.

Survivors include one son, Larry (Sarah) Rust of Lyle, Minnesota; daughter, Darlene Martin of Waterloo, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Raquel (Danny) Anderson, Ryan Rust, Anthony Rust, Lucas Rust, Dana (Lester) Jefferson, Dawn Laws and Darius Phillips; eight great-grandchildren, Chase, Addyson, Amari, Niya, Leana, Taija, Tyvon and Tiana; three brothers, Larry Weekley of Independence, Iowa; Jerry (Julia) Weekley of Waterloo, Iowa; Billy (Sally) Weekley of Kirksville, Mo.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandchild, Amber and thirteen siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin with Rev. Dr. Stephen DeFor officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Grandview Cemetery, Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
21 FEB 2014


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Judy Ann Shrum, 73

Judy Ann Shrum, 73, of Stacyville, Iowa, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Stacyville Community Nursing Home.

She was born January 12, 1941, to Clarence and Beulah (Wells) Weekley in Waterloo, Iowa. She married Lawrence R. Rust, Sr. on October 31, 1958. They were later divorced. Judy made her home in Tennessee, Waterloo, Iowa, and for the past 15 years, in Austin. She lived the last two and a half years at the Stacyville Nursing Home. Judy had a strong faith in Jesus and loved her grandchildren and spending time with them.

Survivors include one son, Larry (Sarah) Rust of Lyle, Minnesota; daughter, Darlene Martin of Waterloo, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Raquel (Danny) Anderson, Ryan Rust, Anthony Rust, Lucas Rust, Dana (Lester) Jefferson, Dawn Laws and Darius Phillips; eight great-grandchildren, Chase, Addyson, Amari, Niya, Leana, Taija, Tyvon and Tiana; three brothers, Larry Weekley of Independence, Iowa; Jerry (Julia) Weekley of Waterloo, Iowa; Billy (Sally) Weekley of Kirksville, Missouri; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandchild, Amber; and 13 siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Rev. Dr. Stephen DeFor officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Grandview Cemetery, Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 24 FEB 2014

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Mary Jean (Grobner) Dahn

1956-2014

Mary Jean (Grobner) Dahn, 57, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, February 15, 2014, at her home in Austin after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born May 24, 1956, in Owatonna, Minnesota, the daughter of Clifford and Jeanette (Ditlevson) Grobner. She graduated Owatonna High School in 1974. Mary went to work for Jostenís. She married David Donahue in Owatonna and they later divorced. She worked at SPX for a short time then Truth Hardware for more than 17 years. During that time, she married Kent Boxrucker and they later divorced. She then worked for Northern Precision Machine Tool Sales and owned and operated AB Taxi in Austin for four years. She married Jeff Dahn on November 8, 2001, and they made their home in Austin. Mary currently worked for Dagry Tool until her illness.

Mary enjoyed crafts and sewing. She also enjoyed the outdoors and liked to hunt and fish.

She is survived by her husband, Jeff Dahn of Austin; children, Matt (and April) Grobner of Owatonna; Andrea J. Boxrucker of Owatonna; and Brian (and Danielle) Boxrucker of Plymouth, Minn,; four grandchildren, Erik, Dylan, Tyler, and Kya; mother, Jeanette Grobner of Owatonna; brother, Roger (and Janet) Grobner of Owatonna; sister, Diane Choukalas of Maple Grove, Minn.; nieces and nephews, Brad, Stephanie, Christopher, and Steven; parents-in-law, Marvin and Sharon Dahn of Fertile, Iowa; brothers-in-law, Jim (and Jennifer) Dahn of Newark, N.J.; and Mike Dahn of Fertile.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clifford Grobner.

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, and at St. John Lutheran Church 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church in Owatonna with Pastor Dave Klawiter officiating. Interment will be in the St. John Cemetery in Owatonna.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
18 FEB 2014

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Wilma Kathryn Weness

1925-2014

Funeral Notice: Wilma K. Weness, 88

Wilma K. Weness, 88, of Adams, Minnesota, died Sunday February 16, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Rochester, St. Marys Campus.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at the Little Cedar Lutheran Church, Adams, Minnesota, with the Reverend Jeremy Johnson officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be at the Adams Funeral Home 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and at the church for one hour before the service on Saturday.

Interment: Interment will be at the Little Cedar Cemetery.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
18 FEB 2014


Wilma Kathryn Weness

(October 8, 1925 - February 16, 2014)

Wilma Kathryn Weness, 88, of Adams died on Sunday February 16th at St. Maryís Hospital, Rochester.

She was born October 8, 1925 in rural Grand Meadow the daughter of William and Rachel (Julson) Hardecopf. Wilma graduated from the Adams High School and was married to Selmer Weness on June 12, 1945. Wilma was a lifelong area resident and farmed with her husband, Selmer (Sally) until 1978. She was employed by Wagner's Super Value for 18 years and was active in church activities through the Women of ELCA, her Circle and with quilting. She was a charter board member of Friends and Fellowship. Wilma served on the Adams Health Care Auxiliary and enjoyed family gatherings, baking and cooking and crocheting.

Survivors include her five children, Karen (Richard) Doughan of Waukee, Iowa; Shirley (Randy) Sammons of Atlanta, Georgia; Gary (Angie) of North Branch, Minnesota; BJ (Laura) of Blue Earth, Minnesota; Mark (Cher) of Adams, Minnesota; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister Pearl Finseth of Fountain, Minnesota; two brothers, Lloyd (Alice) Hardecopf of LeRoy, Minnesota, and Neil of Holmen Hardecopf, Wisconsin. Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Selmer; her parents and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30PM Saturday, February 22, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church, Adams, with the Rev. Jeremy Johnson officiating. Interment will be at the Little Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be at Adams Funeral Home on Friday, February 21st, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and at the church for one hour before the service on Saturday.

Source: clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website,
19 FEB 2014

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Helen Irene (Petersen) Nelson

1907-2006

Helen Irene Nelson, 99, of Waverly, formerly of LeRoy, Minnesota, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at the Waverly Health Center.

She was born January 26, 1907, near Chester, daughter of Hans and Anna Petersen. She married Jens C. Nelson December 18, 1934, at the Lutheran parsonage in Austin, Minnesota. He preceded her in death in 1994.

She graduated from LeRoy High School in 1926 and from Winona State Teachers College in 1927. She taught in the area of Bruno and Kerrick, Minnesota, and also in Mower County at rural schools from 1927 to 1934.

Survived by two sons, Paul of Bozeman, Mont., and Karl (Jan) of Shell Rock; a daughter, Irene (Charles) Carson of Roundup, Mont.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by two brothers, Viggo and Jens; and two sisters, Frieda and Ella.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the LeRoy Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Public visitation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Hindt Funeral Home, LeRoy, and for an hour before services Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the church or to the Chaplaincy Endowment Fund of the Bartels Foundation.

Source: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier,
Wednesday, June 21, 2006

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Bella Josephine Iaquinto-Turner

2014-2014

Bella Josephine Iaquinto-Turner, infant daughter of Eric Turner and Sarahann Iaquinto-Turner, passed away shortly after her birth in the arms of her father and mother. Bella was born Feb. 17, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Methodist Campus, Rochester.

Bella is survived by her parents Eric Turner and Sarahann Iaquinto-Turner of Austin. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 20 FEB 2014

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Bonnie (Grant) Peters

1947-2014

Bonnie (Grant) Peters, 67

Bonnie (Grant) Peters, 67, of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully February 17, 2014, in her home.

Bonnie was born February 16, 1947, in Austin, Minnesota, to William and Edith Grant.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Warren; sons Tom (Kristen) Peters and Tim (Carrie) Peters; grandchildren Anna, Ashlyn, Addison and Owen; siblings Bill (Judi) Grant and Janet Gamboa, of Las Vegas; Jeanne Hagan and Gary (Kathy) Grant, of Austin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 22, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 South Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 22 FEB 2014

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Richard J. Underdahl

1961-2014

Obituary -

Richard J. Underdahl, 52

Richard J. Underdahl, 52, of Austin, Minnesota, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 21, 2014, at his home.

He was born on November 29, 1961, in Austin, to James R. and Leila M. (Doerhoffer) Underdahl. As a lifelong Austin area resident, Richard graduated from Austin High School in 1980, and went on to earn an Automotive Industrial Machining degree and a Truck Drivers degree at the Community College. Richard was currently employed by AB Taxi in Austin as a taxi driver. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and car restoration. He enjoying playing with his dog and loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Survivors include his spouse Cynthia Neumann of Austin, four children; Joseph (Anna Rauen) Underdahl of Austin, Jade (Elizabeth Raimann) Underdahl of Austin, Jillian (Travis Beyer) Underdahl of Waseca, Minn., and Joshua (Alyssa Williamson) Underdahl of Austin; three grandchildren, Taylor, Layla and Logan. One sister, Joyce (Steve Peterson) of Wabasha, Minn., a step brother, Tim Kuhl, a niece, Carmen Koch of Alma, Wis., and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website, 23 FEB 2014
Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 24 FEB 2014

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Victor "Vic" Slowinski

1925-2014

Victor "Vic" Slowinski, 88, of Brownsdale, Minnesota, died Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield with his family by his side.

He was born in Armstrong, Iowa, on July 28, 1925, to John and Stella (Syzmerick) Slowinski. He attended school in Renova, Minn. Victor served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was wounded in North Korea and was awarded the Purple Heart.

After his military service, he returned to the Midwest and settled into the Brownsdale area with his brothers. Victor worked for Weyersaeuser's for more than 38 years. He was proud of his acreage in rural Brownsdale and also helped his brother Charles with custom farming.

Victor was a simple man who was quiet and laid back. He always had a lab companion by his side while working around the farm. He enjoyed spending time with his great-nephews and nieces. Attending church and his Catholic faith, was an important part of his life.

Victor is survived by his three brothers; Anthony (Patricia) Slowinski of Austin, Paul (Barbara) Slowinski of Owatonna and Charles Slowinski of Hayfield, along with many nieces and nephews.

Victor is preceded in death by his parents, siblings; Rose Comer, Wallace, Frank, Joseph and Henry Slowinski.

A Funeral Mass will at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hayfield with Father John Traufler officiating. Visitation will be at the church an hour prior to the mass. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield with military graveside rites performed by the Hayfield American Legion Post No. 330.

Online Condolences at www.mayerfh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 24 FEB 2014

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Sherman Harlan Bendickson

1932-2014

Sherman Harlan Bendickson, 81

Memorial services for Sherman H. Bendickson, 81, of Oakland, Minnesota, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Oakland Lutheran Church. The Rev. Matt Williams will officiate. Interment will be in the Oakland Lutheran Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion and VFW Honor Guard. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Sherman died on Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Fieldcrest Care Center in Hayfield.

Sherman Harlan Bendickson was born on March 3, 1932, at St. Olaf Hospital in Austin, Minnesota, the son of Anders and Bergie (Hulegaard) Bendickson. He was baptized and confirmed at the Oakland Lutheran Church. Sherman graduated from Austin High School in 1950. Following high school he farmed for a short time. In 1952, Sherman joined the U. S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict. Following his discharge from the service he returned to this area. Sherman worked for Winnebago Industries and also for Hormel. He had various other jobs in his retirement including sales, driving a school bus, and volunteering for Ride Services. Sherman enjoyed travelling and sight-seeing. He was interested in the historical society, and liked working with stained glass. He was a member of the Solos Club in Albert Lea and often went camping and played cards with that group. Sherman also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his daughter Jean (Kevin) Nichols of Byron; grandchildren Joshua Bobby, Samuel Harlan, and Elijah Anderson Nichols, all of Byron; sister Maurine Frydenlund of Spring Grove; niece Carol Knobbe; and nephews Paul, Alan, and Eric Frydenlund.

Sherman was preceded in death by his parents Anders and Bergie Bendickson.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 25 FEB 2014

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Howard Martin Borchardt

1928-2014

Pending Notice: Howard M. Borchardt, 85

Howard M. Borchardt, 85, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, February 24, 2014, at St. Marks 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.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 25 FEB 2014


Howard Martin Borchardt

Funeral Notice: Howard Martin Borchardt, 85

Howard Martin Borchardt, 85, of Austin, died Monday, February 24, 2014, at St. Marks Lutheran Home.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Todd Portinga, A.I.M. officiating.

Visitation: The Borchardt Family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 4, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Interment: Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin, with military honors by American Legion Post 91.

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

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 5 MAR 2014


Obituary

Howard Martin Borchardt, age 85 of Austin, Minnesota died Monday, February 24, 2014, at St. Marks Lutheran Home.

He was born March 20, 1928 in Edgar, Wisconsin to Martin and Gertrude (Arndt) Borchardt. After his graduation from Wausau High School in 1946, Howard enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served until 1948. He attended Milwaukee Business Institute from 1948-1950. On May 8, 1954, Howard was united in marriage to Janet Smith in Austin. He went to work for Hormel Foods Corporation -- first on the guard force, then in sales and finally as a foreman, retiring in 1990. Howard enjoyed his work very much. There were so many things Howard loved doing, but singing would have to be number one. He sang in Northwestern Singers and the octet, called Express Male, where he met so many special friends and shared fun together.

Howard was honored to be a member of the St. Olaf Church Choir. He was asked to sing solos for many funerals. He served as a St. Olaf Church Council president. In October 2011, Howard had the privilege of taking the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. He loved volunteering at the information desk at Austin Medical Clinic. Howard was a member of the noon Lions Club, especially enjoying pancake day. At the top of his list was time spent with his children and grandchildren attending their music and sporting activities.

Survivors include his wife, Janet of Austin; his children, Brenda (Mark) Ehrhardt of Arlington, Washington; Martin (Ramona) Borchardt of Woodbury, Minnesota; Kathryn (Rick) Jundt of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; Kevin (Lynn) Borchardt of Rogers, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Samuel and Zachary Ehrhardt; Elizabeth and Caroline Jundt; Andrew Borchardt. Other survivors include Janetís two brothers and one brother-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Gertrude Borchardt and his brother, Robert.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Todd Portinga, Associate in Ministry, officiating. The Borchardt Family will greet friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 4 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Military honors are by American Legion Post 91. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin at a later date. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website, 25 MAR 2014

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Joe E. Keefe

c1858-1879

Death of Joe E. Keefe,

J.E. Keefe, of Apoplexy, at Chicago, Illinois

Deceased was a son of C. Keefe, of Rose Creek, Minnesota. His business was that of a telegraph operator. He was for some time the operator at Calmar, Iowa. While there he had the misfortune to have his leg crushed by a passing engine in 1875, which necessitated its removal. After this, for some time he was operator at Austin. From there he went to McGregor, Iowa, where he was operator for 2 or 3 years.

Some time in November he was at his father's visiting, and then went to Monona, Iowa, and was for a short time operator there. He then went to Chicago, where he died on December 27, 1879.

His brother, hearing of his death, repaired to Chicago and came home with the remains on January 19th. With sorrowing hearts and loving hands he was buried at Austin, Minnesota, on January 20. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of the entire cammunity.

As there seems to be some doubt as to the cause of death, we deem it proper to state that there can be no reasonable doubt as to the cause of his death -- that of apoplexy. While at home in November, he had symptoms of the same. For the benefit of the doubting ones, we append the certificate from the health deparment of Chicago:

Chicago, Ills, January 19, 1880.
Permission is given to remove the remains of J.E. Keefe. Date of death, Decmber 27, 1879 -- age 21 years. Cause of death -- apoplexy. Place of death -- Madison St. Police Station. Medical attendant -- Coroner.

M.K. Gleason, Register Vital Statistics.


ROSE CREEK

-- A great sorrow has fallen on the family of Mr. Keefe, our section boss. His son, Joe, at one time telegraph operator at Austin, died in Chicago the 3rd of the present month. As near as we can learn, the facts are something like the following:

A piece appeared in one of the Chicago dailies, that a young man had been found in a dying condition by the police, and expired a few minutes after being carried into the station house. From the description of the person it was thought the body was that of Joe Keefe. Accordingly his brother, of Minneapolis, went on to Chicago, and Saturday last a telegram came to the stricken family, confirming their fears. It was Joe! He died of apoplexy.

His remains are to pass through here today (Tuesday) on the noon train, and is to be buried at Austin. Death at any time is terrible, but away from home and friends it is still worse.

The sorrowing family have the sympathy of every one in the community.

Source: Mower County Transcript, Thursday, Jan. 22, 1880
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Elbert Chamberlin

c1904-1936

ELBERT CHAMBERLIN
BURIED AT HAMILTON

Funeral services were held for Elbert Chamberlin, 32, of Hamilton, who died at Rochester, Saturday. he was the second vitim of the car collision at Zeller's corners, Sunday, June 28. A.O. Wallace, farmer near Racine, was killed instantly.

The last rites of Mr. Chamberlin were held Tuesday afternoon in the home at 2:00 o'clock and at 2:30 p.m. in the Racine Methodist Church, with Rev. W. H. Steinman officiating. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, formerly Esther Cooper, whom he married on June 10, 1925; three children: Philip, Roland and Joan; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Chamberlin; three sisters: Mrs. W. A. Thurnau of Kingeree Grove, Illinois, and Mrs. Myron Cooper and Mrs. Lloyd Cooper, Racine; and two brothers, Howard and Rolo, of Racine.

His daughter, Joan, two years old, is recovering in a Rochester hospital from injuries suffered in the mishap. His father suffered fractured shoulder blades and ribs.

Mower County News. Thursday
7-09-1936, Front Page.
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NOTES:
He is buried at Hamilton.
The village of Hamilton was located on the Mower Co. and Fillmore Co. line, Section 1, Racine Township, Mower County, and Section 31, Sumner Township, Fillmore County. Hamilton Cemetery is located in Section 31, Sumner Township, Fillmore Co. Minnesota.

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William C. Horrobin

1848-1942

W.C. HORROBIN, 94
DIED AT HOME HERE

William C. Horrobin, 94, Austin's oldest citizen, died at his home on 306 South Kenwood avenue last evening at 7:30. He had been infailing health for the past few months. One of the misfortunes of his age, was the failing of his eyesight, which confined him to the house last winter and since. He had failed repidly during the past few weeks. The funeral services will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Jordan Mortuary.

W. C. Horrobin played his part in the business life of Austin. From newsboy on the early railroad trains running into Austin, his life covered many activities, but most of these years he was connected with the grocery business. Sometimes with partners and sometimes alone. At one time he was distributor of farm products and imported carloads of potatoes, onions, apples and other products. He was an active member of the Methodist church.

PROMINENT HORSEMAN

He was one of the prominent horsemen of this part of the state, loving a horse and riding one even as late as after he was 80 years of age. He attended races, but was recognized as a man who could carry his religion to a race meet. He loved to see a horse perform, and was an authority on horseflesh. He lent to horse racing a feature that was all too lacking as a rule. Horsemen held the highest respect for Mr. Horrobin for his knowledge of horses and the principles that he maintained.

His early life was connected with the early life of this city. He was at one time one of the managers of the Depot hotel, and it was recognized as one of the best eating places in this part of the country.

HELD RESPECT OF ALL

Mr. Horrobin was a worker, and no loafer. His was a busy life from boyhood until he was past the three score years mark. In all his work, and in all his dealings, he had the respect of all. He was one of our fine, honest, upright citizens who played his part well, and to the best of his ability, he had long outlived his contemporaties and his business associates. While his death was a thing that was to be expected, he will be mourned by those who knew him best.

W. C. Horrobin was born on June 14, 1848 in Pennsylvania; his parents being William H. and Sarah F. Horrobin. In 1855, the family emigrated from Pithole, Pennsylvania, and settled at Monona, Iowa. The trip from Erie to Chicago was made by boat, and then by wagon, in true, early settler fashion. The travelers arrived at Monona, via McGregor, on a beautiful May morning, and pitched their tent in that locality, where the children grew to manhood and womanhood, and took their places in the life of the community.

The father was a wagon maker and plied his trace in his new home town with great zeal. It is said that at one time there were more of his wagons around Monona, than of any other make. He took active interest in the Methodist Church, and was never too busy to make arrangements for Sunday services; and his home was always open to those who came from a distance to attend services and stay for dinner.

Young William was an active lad, always busy in some enterprise, which would bring in a few coins. When in 1861, there was a call to arms, he drilled with the men; he saw the first train pull into the village of Monona over a grade which he had helped to fill. He loved music and sand as he worked, or walked over hill and dale with tireless stride.

On September 25, 1867, he was united in marriage with Josephine Ferris, at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. To them were born three daughters: Anna Belle, Della and Gertrude.

The family moved to Austin in 1881. Mr. Horrobin took charge of the Depot hotel, and later went into the grocery business, which line he followed for many years. The youngest daughter, Mrs. Will Walters, died at Rockham, South Dakota, on January 31, 1912, and on April 10 of the same year, Mrs. Horrobin passed away. The eldest daughter, Mrs. Fred Fenton, died on July 10, 1929.

Mr. Horrobin was a member of the Austin Methodist Church, and for years served as one of its officers. He took an interest in civic affairs and every movement for progress in the community.

On June 2, 1915, he was married to Mary Katherine Hiltz, in Boston, Massachusetts. The bride, who was from Nova Scotia, soon won a circle of friends in her new surroundings. She tenderly cared for her husband's mother, who was a member of their household for a number of years, and for her gentle loving ministry, the family and relatives are deeply indebted.

Besides the widow, Mr. Horrobin is survived by his second daughter, Mrs. Harry McGillivray, of Rockford, Illinois, and by a son, Ernest Horrobin of Mandan, North Dakota; also three grandchildren: Dr. Harold Fenton of Austin, Mrs. Elizabeth Bartlett of Rockford, Illinois; and Milton Walters of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Saturday,
8-01-1942, Front page and page 7.
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Josephine Perses (Ferris) Horrobin

1851-1912

Obituary for Mrs. W.C. Horrobin (Josephine Perses Ferris),

OBITUARY

Mrs. W. C. Horrobin

The death of Mrs. W. C. Horrobin, which occurred at her home on St. Paul street, Wednesday afternoon, April 10, removed from out city a woman much loved and one who will be greatly missed in the home, the church and the social circles of Austin. Her long illness, borne with patience and Christian hope has tunrd all hearts toward her in loving sympathy. The struggle is at last over and she who longed for rest and respite has been called home to the perfect rest.

Josephine Perses Ferris was born in Andover, Ohio, June 18th, 1851. Her parents died when she was twelve years old, and she went to live with an uncle in Monona, Iowa.

She was married there to W. C. Horrobin on September 25th, 1867, and they lived in Monona until 1885 when they came to Austin where they have resided ever since. There were four children, Mrs. Fred Fenton of Austin, Mrs. Harry McGillivray of Rockford, Illinois, Mrs. A. W. Wolter of Rockham, South Dakota, and Ernest Horrobin of Austin.

Mrs. Horrobin was an earnest and conscientious member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and when she was able was a great worker in all of the societies of which she was a member. Her interest in the Home Missionary society serves as an example. Before her health failed she was a tireless worker and up to the very last she asked the leaders to report their meetings and tell her of the progress of the work, always expressing pleasure and satisfaction in its advancement. Her interest was never of sentiment or theory, but the practical kind; willing to do and willing to give even to the point of sacrifice.

She has not been able to lie down since Thanksgiving, having been a great sufferer from Bright's disease. She was a patient and uncomplaining and always so toughtful and considerate of others.

She was a great home body. Her home and family coming first. She will be geratly missed by those whose comfort she was always planning. The death of her daughter Gertrude which occurred at her home in Rockham just ten weeks ago was a terrible blow to her, yet she bore it with strength and fortitude, feeling that the time of separation was not long.

She leaves two brothers, Ed Ferris of North McGregor and Gilbert Ferris of Lyle, Minnesota. Two brothers died in Andersonville prison during the Civil War and one brother, Rufus, died 12 years ago, in Austin.

Her daughter, Mrs. Fred Fenton, has been a faithful attendant upon her mother all the long weeks of her illness, scarcely leaving her for her own home duties.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house.

Austin Daily Herald, Thursday 4-11-1912,
page-4, col.-2
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Francis Howard Rumsey

1944-2014

Francis Howard Rumsey, 69, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, February 28, 2014, at St. Markís Lutheran Home.

He was born May 14, 1944, in Austin, Minnesota, to Bernard and Lucille (Francis) Rumsey. After attending Austin High School, Howard served in the United States Army. He then went to work for Wally Bustad Crane Service, where he worked for more than 30 years. On Nov. 6, 1965, Howard Rumsey and Marilyn Ziebell were united in marriage in Plainview, Minn. The couple raised three children. Howard enjoyed his job as a truck driver, as well as driving his 1970 Cadillac and listening to music from the 1950s, Ď60s, and Ď70s.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Rumsey, of Austin; his children Char (Pete) Klingfus of Austin, Chris (Dustin) Crews, also of Austin, and Mike (Tanya) Rumsey of Brownsdale; five grandchildren, Kevin Crews, Caden Crews, Mikiah Rumsey, Paige Klingfus, and Cara Klingfus; siblings Joan Bustad and Patricia Andersen, both of Austin, Donald (Mary Ann) Rumsey of Rumbach, Germany; sister-in-law Lavern Rumsey of Wabasha, Minn.; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Lucille Rumsey and three brothers, Leon, Ben, and Bernard Rumsey, Jr.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin, with Rev. Mike Olmsted officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 3, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery at a later date. Military honors will be performed by American Legion Post 91. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website,
01 MAR 2014

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Adelaide "Addie" J. Krebsbach

1929-2014

Adelaide "Addie" J. Krebsbach, 84, of Red Wing, Minnesota, passed away at her winter home in McAllen, Texas, on February 23, 2014.

Adelaide was born on November 16, 1929, in Farmer, South Dakota, the daughter of Herman and Anna Haiar. She grew up in Farmer and moved to Austin, Minnesota, in 1950, where she met and married Carl on June 18, 1955. She worked at Hormel Foods in Austin for more than 30 years, retired in 1985, and moved to Hager City, Wisconsin. She enjoyed music, dancing, fishing, playing cards, bingo and spending time with her family at their family cabin.

Adelaide is survived by her husband, Carl and children, Randy Krebsbach, Jerry (Julie) Krebsbach, Marie Krebsbach, Carol (Kenny) Huppert, Jon (Krissy) Krebsbach, Lisa (Tom) Koehne, Joanne (Robert) Broze, Nancy (Mike) Richter, and Laura (Dave) Bolland; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Millie Seiver of Austin, and two brothers, Lawrence and Jerome Haiar both of Mitchell, S.D.

A visitation for Addie will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 01 MAR 2014

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Margaret (Marge) Maschka
KNUTSON

1916-2014

Margaret (Marge) Maschka Knutson, 97, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, February 27, 2014, at the Benedictine Health Center at Innsbruck in New Brighton, Minnesota.

Born in Kellogg, Minnesota, October 31, 1916, to James and Martha McDonough, Marge graduated from Kellogg High School and later attended Winona State University where she received her B.S. Degree in Education. She taught in several schools including Kellogg Elementary, Kellogg, Minnesota, Queen of Angels in Austin and Brownsdale Elementary in Brownsdale, Minnesota.

On June 11, 1940, Marge married Leroy (Jack) Maschka at St. Agnes church in Kellogg, Minn. Jack and Marge lived in Kellogg for 17 years and moved to Austin in 1957. Jack died on February 16, 1975. On February 16, 1977, she married George T. Knutson. George preceded her in death on December 13, 2002.

Marge is survived by four sons and one daughter, Jerry Maschka (Kathleen), Mankato, Beverly Bell (Jack), Chanhassen, Steve Maschka (Cindy), Austin, Dean Maschka (Cheryl), Roseville, Robert Maschka, Roseville; daughter-in-law, Linda Maschka, Austin; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Denny Maschka.

In her retirement she spent several winters in Arizona with husband, George. Her interests were traveling, music, reading and her grandchildren. Her piano playing brought great joy to the people where ever she went.

Marge had an infectious smile, and while experiencing many of life's difficulties, had a marvelous ability to close each chapter of her life and move on with the attitude that the next chapter would only get better. She was the family matriarch and affectionately referred to as the Queen Mother. She will be sorely missed.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Thomas McDonough officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

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

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 01 MAR 2014

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Donald L. "Don" Ludwig

1929-2014

Donald L. "Don" Ludwig, 85, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, February 27, 2014, at his home in Rochester, Minnesota, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by his family.

Don was born February 17, 1929, in Grand Meadow, Minnesota, to Wallace and Winifred (Halstad) Ludwig. He grew up in Austin.

On April 9, 1949, he married Lorraine Meister at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin. They made their home in Austin, Lyle, Waseca and Rochester. Don worked at Hormel until his retirement in 1986, and he also farmed.

Don loved his family and enjoyed fishing and camping. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 65 years, Lorraine Ludwig, Rochester, Minn.; three daughters, Sheryl Rawn (Norm Anderson), Lyle, Minn., Susan (Jim) Kisro, Rochester, Minn., Debra Pompey, Rochester, Minn.; two sons, David (Nancy) Ludwig, Austin, Minn., Steven (Bonnie Krowiarz) Ludwig, Austin, Minn.; son-in-law, Craig Huinker, Austin, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Diane Huinker; two sons-in-law, Clarence Pompey and David Rawn; infant granddaughter; brother, Earl Ludwig; sister, Lorraine Hanson.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 01 MAR 2014

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Helen Elizabeth (Koenigs) Mullenbach

1923-2014

Helen Elizabeth Mullenbach, 91, passed away peacefully Friday, February 28, at the Adams Health Care Center & Rehab.

Helen was born March 31, 1923, in Adams, Minnesota, to Joe and Rose (Krebsbach) Koenigs. She attended Adams schools. She married Roman Mullenbach on July 13, 1943, at St. Johns Catholic Church, in Johnsburg, Minn.

Helen was a home maker all her life. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, entertaining family & friends and doing mission work.

Survivors are: four daughters: Agnes O'Connell, Monticello, Iowa, Pat DeMay, Georgetown, Kentucky, Sue Warmka, Rochester, and Joyce (Kim) Bergan, Grinnell, Iowa; three sons: Bill, Las Vegas, Paul (Karla), Rochester, and Randy, Boerne, Texas; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three sisters; Margaret Kohel, Clintonville, Wis., Dorothy (Merlyn) Gunsallus, McIntire, Iowa, Millie (Leo) Barnes, Grand Meadow; sister-in-law ó Betty Koenigs, Grand Meadow.

Helen was proceeded in death by her husband Roman, four sisters and four brothers ó Julia Beldon, Ella La Court, Lydia Piersol, Vivian Hockens, Louie, Edmond, Ernest (Jockey) and Willie.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams, with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. There will be rosary service at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Adams Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the funeral home on Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 01 MAR 2014

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Alice Minnie (Johnson) Sathre

1921-2014

Alice M. Sathre, 92, of Adams, Minnesota, died at her home on Thursday, February 27, 2013, surrounded by all of her children. She smiled for the family and took her last breath and entered heaven.

Alice Minnie Johnson was born August 10, 1921, in rural Hayward, Minnesota, daughter of Walter and Carrie (Munson) Johnson. She had three sisters and two brothers and was the middle child. She graduated from the Adams High school where she was a cheerleader and known for her smile. After graduation, Alice worked as a secretary at the Albert Lea Co-op Creamery.

She was married to Harvey Sathre on September 20, 1942, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in a military wedding. After marriage she moved to Carthage, Missouri, to be with Harvey, who was stationed at Camp Crowder, Missouri. It was there that their first child, Diane, was born. Alice lived in Carthage until Harvey was shipped overseas. She then relocated back to Adams and took employment at the Hormel Company. She worked at Hormel's until Lynn was born, then became a full time farmer's wife.

After the children were grown, Alice took employment with LPC in LeRoy and then at the Adams Health Care Center as a Certified Dietary Manager and worked for 14 years. Alice enjoyed cooking, family and friends where she touched many lives. Alice was active in the Farm Bureau, the Republican Party, PTA and 4-H. In 1979, Alice was recognized as one of the top 10 women in Mower County for contributions to our society. She was also Mrs. Republican of Mower County and was on the State Central Committee.

Alice was always involved in church activities. She had many blessing in her life and never failed to thank God for all of them. She was humbled to be able to live to the age of 92 and to have been married to her loving husband for 71 years. Alice suffered cardiac arrest in 1996, cancer surgery and treatment in 1997 and a massive stroke in 2004. Despite all of this, she still lived her life to the fullest and maintained her sweet and thankful personality. She never ceased to smile and love everyone.

Alice was noted for her kindness and open door for anyone who came and was sure to serve you hot coffee and food with a big smile. She was an excellent cook, but more so, an excellent mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harvey in November of 2013, great granddaughter Faith Kristine Sathre, brothers and sisters.

Alice is survived by her children: Diane (Joe) Maas, Rochester, Lynn (Jane) Sathre, Adams, John (Susie) Sathre, Adams, Beth (David) Voigt, Taopi, Jim (Connie) Sathre, Adams, David Sathre, Adams, Carrie (Jeff) Anderson, Ash Grove, Mo.; 22 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, March 3, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church with the Reverend Jeremy Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Little Cedar Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Adams Funeral Home and at the church for one hour before the service on Monday.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 01 MAR 2014

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John Deloss Dalager

1952-2014

John Deloss Dalager, 61, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday morning, March 1, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus, Rochester, Minnesota.

He was born May 6, 1952, in Austin, to Lloyd and Norma Jean (Fuller) Dalager. He graduated from Austin High School in 1971, and then attended Vo-Tech in Faribault for one year. He worked for Twin Cities Greetings, a greeting card company and lived in New Market for twenty-two years. He moved back to Austin in 2006, where he worked at Cedar Valley.

On Sept. 6, 2008, he was united in marriage to Bernice "Bonnie" Hudrlik at the Grace Baptist Church in Austin. John loved to fish, knit, woodworking and spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Eagles Club and enjoyed spending time with friends and family at reunions and church activities. John especially liked to spend time on the farm working with the animals, something he did whenever possible.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Dalager of Austin; brothers and sisters, Ed (Dea) Erickson of Denver, Colorado, Gloria (Mark) Markkula of Menahga, Judy (Harry) Wangen of Hayward, Pam (Steve) Bjoraker of Golden Valley, Paul (Misty) Erickson of Reno, Nevada, Cindy (Jack) Cottrell of Oakland and Dan Dalager of Austin; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Norma (Fuller) Dalager; step-father, Palmer Erickson and a sister, Mary Jo Leibfried.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Interment will follow the service at Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 3 MAR 2014

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Myron Helleck

1930-2014

Myron Helleck, 84, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, was called to heaven Wednesday, February 26, while he and his wife, Marilyn were wintering near McAllen, Texas. He loved the warm temperatures, so to avoid the cold, the two of them spent the past 15 winters at Holiday Village in Pharr, Texas.

Myron was the fourth of nine children raised by Almar and Mildred Helleck. He was born February 3, 1930, at home on the farm his great grandfather homesteaded in Freeborn County and where Marcia, one of his daughters, now lives.

He grew up to be a tall, handsome, dark haired charmer with a wide smile and sparkling eyes. He married Marilyn Parr, his high school sweetheart on August 20, 1950, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Parsonage in Blooming Prairie. Myron was baptized, confirmed and married at this same church. He loved his church and served in many ways including as Council President. His hobbies included playing cards, golfing, fishing, camping, and spending time with family and friends. He worked at the Hormel Foods plant for 25 years before retiring, then worked part time for Central Coop. He loved visiting with fellow farmers about crops and weather.

Myron and Marilyn had five children, Marcine Nelson of Coon Valley, Wisconsin; Marcia Wiese of Blooming Prairie; Mark Helleck (deceased), Michelle (Phil) Carlson of Lakeville; and Marsue Anderson of Minneapolis. He was blessed with eight grandchildren, Tracy (Matt) Stellner, Troy (Lindsay) Nelson; all of Coon Valley, Molly Wiese of Blooming Prairie, Matt Wiese of Austin; Josh (Jessie) Carlson of Roseville; Stephanie Carlson of St. Paul; Seth (Candice) Helleck of Louisiana, Jacob Anderson of Minneapolis, and 11 great-grandchildren, Emily and Zachary Wiese, Macy and McKenzie Stellner, Livvy, Griffin, and Jaxon Nelson, Lillyan and Izzabelle Wiese, Liberty Helleck, and Reece Carlson.

He was preceded in death by his son, Mark, sister Arlene Larson, brother Tom Helleck, and son-in-laws Dave Wiese and Terry Nelson.

He is survived by his sisters, Hazel Egtvedt, Dorothy Kittelson, Lorraine Eddie, Connie Sedergren , Cheryl Larsen and brother, Dave Helleck, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church. Condolences may be expressed to Myron's family before the service from 9 a.m. Honorariums may be sent to Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 3 MAR 2014

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Violet (Otto) Jacobson

1921-2014

Violet Jacobson, 92, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday afternoon, March 1, 2014, at St. Marks Lutheran Home in Austin. Violet Rose Otto was born April 8, 1921, in Claire City, South Dakota, to August and Anna (Eikler) Otto.

On March 28, 1942, she was united in marriage to George O. Jacobson in Claire City, S.D. The couple lived in Austin all their married lives. A member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Violet was homemaker and a member of the Sons of Norway. She enjoyed cooking, crafts and gardening, as well as hosting family gatherings. Her true joy was her family and her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter Ruth (Marley) Anderson, of Austin; her son Donald (Justine) Jacobson, of Trenton, Fla.; two grandchildren Timothy and Anthony; two great-grandchildren George and Margaret Louise; two sisters Clara Kriz, of Austin; and Doris Burns, of Bloomington, Minn.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents August and Anna Otto, her husband, George Jacobson, in 2005, siblings Bill, Sonny (August), Doreen (Dub), Louise, and Olga.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Rev. William Odermann officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Friends may call at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 4 MAR 2014

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Patty Lou (Dobson) Tufte-Stanley

1951-2014

Patty Lou Tufte-Stanley, 62, of Princeton/Zimmerman, Minnesota, died February 16, 2014. At Mercy Medical Center Coon Rapids Minnesota.

Patricia Louise was born on August 28, 1951, in Austin, Minnesota, to Robert and Margaret (Mertens) Tufte. She was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior Lutheran Church Lyle Minnesota. She graduated from Lyle High School in 1969. She also graduated from Metro State in Minneapolis Minnesota, with a degree in accounting.

In 1972, she married Richard Dobson they later divorced. In 1995, she married Joe Stanley of Princeton, Minnesota. Patty Lou loved to sew and crochet and she was an avid cook and loved canning vegetables from her garden. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren teaching them to cook and bake and sew.

Patty is survived by her husband Joe of Princeton/Zimmerman; her sons, Dan Dobson of Big Lake; Pastor Charles Dobson of Milaca; and Tim Anderson of Minneapolis; step children, Jacob Stanley of Texas; Samuel Stanley of Princeton; Kasie Wallen of Anoka; and Melanie Dobson of Minneapolis; her 12 precious grandchildren; sister Gayle (Mark) Patterson; and a niece; Hannah and two nephews, Bobby and John Patterson of St. Ansgar, Iowa; brother Dale Tufte of Austin, Minn.; sister by friendship Anita (Dale) Blakebrough of Zimmerman; and other family members and a world of friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Margaret Tufte.

Service to be held at the VFW Backroom at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, with son, Pastor Charles Dobson officiating.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 6 MAR 2014

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Gary Jerome Houff

1944-2014

Gary Jerome Houff, 69, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his Kalispell residence, of natural causes.

Gary was born December 5, 1944, in Austin, Minnesota, the son of Chester and Alice (Kvam) Houff. Gary grew up in Austin graduating in 1963 from Austin High School. He joined the U.S. Army in 1964, and was an expert marksman in the rifle. After the military, Gary worked at Precision Sheet Metal in St. Paul, Minn., and did some landscaping work. After moving to Kalispell, Mont., he worked with underground sprinklers in Kalispell, and did landscaping for Eagle Bend Tree Service in Bigfork. In 1988, Gary married Norma J. Littlefield in St. Paul. They were married for 26 years. Gary enjoyed gardening, puzzles, reading books and being a practical joker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester Thomas Houff and Alice Marie Houff. Gary is survived by his wife, Norma of Kalispell; sons Mathew, Wayne, and Tracy Houff of Austin; son Todd Houff of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; daughter Jodie Houff of Austin; sisters Debbie Fryer and husband of Winona, Minn.; Sandi Houff of Austin; brothers Tom, Joey, and Rickie Houff all of Austin. Many many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, too many to mention. Also many nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Norma Houff, 456 Kings Way, Kalispell, MT. 59901. Friends are encouraged to visit our website at www.buffalohillfh.com to leave notes of condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory caring for the family.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 6 MAR 2014

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Andrea Joyce "Andy" Flemming

1955-2014

Funeral Services for Andrea Joyce "Andy" Flemming, of Moscow, Minnesota, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Oakland Lutheran Church, Oakland, Minn. Pastor Matt Williams will officiate. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery at a later date. Friends may visit with family one hour before services at the church.

Andrea died unexpectedly on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin, Minnesota. She was 58.

She was born on March 16, 1955, in Austin, Minnesota, the daughter of Richard and Bernice (Kolden) Ruble. Andy attended rural country school in Oakland, and then graduated from Austin High School. She also attended the Minnesota School of the Blind, St. Marys in Minneapolis for Occupational Therapy training and Rochester Community College for Nurses training.

She married James Flemming on April 12, 1975, in Oakland. When they were first married, they operated a resort near Faribault. After a couple years, they moved and made their home in the Moscow area. Andy had worked at Viracon, and then at St. Johns Lutheran Home in Albert Lea for more than 20 years as the activities director. Andy was diagnosed as legally blind, but she never let that hold her back. She continued to persevere and worked around her difficulties. She was extremely creative and loving, making her main focus her family. She loved spending time shopping, eating out and laughing with the girls, meaning her nieces and great nieces.

Andy will be fondly remembered as one who loved to laugh, enjoyed "spooky stuff" -- especially Halloween, and had a huge collection of wolves and santas.

Her dogs were her pride and joy and greatest passion. She always had a stack of pictures ready to show anyone that would look at her special pet friends.

Andy will be greatly missed by her husband of 38 years, Jim Flemming, sister Cheryl Schewe, and brother Emerson (Nikki) Ruble, all of Moscow; mother-in-law Rose Flemming of Owatonna; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two children in infancy, Martin and Angela, her parents, and her father-in-law Walter Flemming.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 5 MAR 2014

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Richard William Butler

1935-2014

Richard William Butler, 78, of North Mankato, Minnesota, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, February 28, 2014, at a care center in Le Center, Minnesota.

Richard was born in Austin on July 11, 1935, to Lester and Doris (Graves) Butler. He attended school in Austin until the eighth grade. He enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was 17 and served his country. He reenlisted in 1955, and served in the U.S. Marine Corp until 1959. After his military service, he moved to California and served as a police officer. While in California, he met and eventually married Margery Kerry of Austin.

Richard moved back to Minnesota and worked in security in the cities. He later moved to Austin to work in security as well. During his later years, Richard moved in with his brother to take care of him until his death.

Richard enjoyed collecting model cars, police badges and other items. He was proud of the several automobiles that he owned over the years.

Richard is survived by his sons, Richard Butler Jr. of California; and Daniel Butler of LeRoy; a daughter, Desseree Nybo of Le Center; grandchildren: Payton, Dacoda and Amiley; siblings: Barbara (William) Sterling of Mankato; John (Marilyn Biesemeier) Roberts of Brooklyn Park; James "Mike" Roberts of Anoka, David (Nel) Roberts of LaKota, Iowa; along with many nieces and nephews.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, wife Margery, step-father, Frederick Roberts, brothers, Clifford and Ronald Roberts and an infant brother Donald.

A Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery with military graveside rites performed by the Austin American Legion Post 91.

Online Condolences: www.mayerfh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 5 MAR 2014

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