MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 254

 

 

Madeline Lucille (Whisler) Krueger

1931-2014

Madeline L. Krueger, 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at her home in Austin, Minnesota, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

Madeline Lucille Whisler was born January 21, 1931, in Iowa to Ezra Raymond and Gertrude (Kane) Whisler. On July 18, 1948, she was united in marriage to Merle Owen Krueger at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa, and they were blessed with seven children in the years to follow.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and she enjoyed going out dancing, spending time at the lake, and shopping. She was active in the League of Women Voters. She worked in quality control at Land O'Lakes, as a homemaker while her children were young, and in real estate. Madeline enjoyed getting together with a group of her high-school classmates. After Merle retired from Hormel Foods, they moved to Minneapolis and were engaged in property management; they returned to Austin in July of 2002.

Madeline is survived by her children, Steve (Patti) of Coon Rapids, Bob (Kathy Larson) of Austin, Tom (Lorelle) of Golden, Colorado, Terri Altum of Rochester, Tracy of Savage, Anne (Terry) Slowinski of Lyle, Bill (Ann) of Austin; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Evelyn Whisler of Centralia, Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

Madeline was welcomed into heaven by her beloved husband and best friend of 58 years; brother, Russell Whisler; and her parents.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at St. Johns Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tom Ogilvie officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Mayer Funeral Home, and again at 1 p.m. at the church on Saturday. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at Condolences - www.mayerfh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
30 JULY 2014

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Kelly Frank "Snags" Sorg

1958-2014

Kelly "Snags" Frank Sorg, 56, of Dodge Center, Minnesota, died unexpectedly Sunday at his home.

He was born February 25, 1958, in Austin, Minnesota, the son of Francis and Emily (Doerhofer) Sorg. Kelly graduated from Southland High School, Adams, Minnesota, in 1976, and then attended Hutchinson VO Tech for motorcycle repair. He worked at EF Johnson in Waseca for many years. He also worked for Apols Harley Davidson in Raymond, Minnesota. He also owned Countryside Motorcycle Shop in Claremont with his brother Perry.

He is survived by father, Francis Sorg; brothers LeRoy Sorg, Brad Sorg, Perry (Debbie) Sorg, and David (Judy) Sorg. He is also survived by his step daughter Heather Turek; and friend Brenda Peterson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother; sister Shari Ross; and one niece and one nephew.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at Michaelson Funeral Home on Thursday, July 31, 2014, and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Michaelson Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
30 JULY 2014

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Marcia Helleck Wiese

1953-2014

"It's OK to be fabulous and flawed" the wrapper of Dove chocolate declared. I couldn't help but think of my sister, Marcia Helleck Wiese. I think she was fabulous and fun. Her eyes had the most brilliant color combination of green, yellow and brown and they sparkled when she smiled at you. She was beautiful and lanky with a head of strawberry blonde hair until cancer treatments took it. Cancer flawed her body and her mind in the end. We will all miss you terribly Marcia.

Marcia Wiese, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, born Jan. 7, 1953, died peacefully at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, on July 27, 2014. Marcia's husband, Dave Wiese, died of cancer five years ago.

Her daughter, Molly Wiese and friend John Bain; and her son, Matt Wiese and friend Jen Dalager are surviving. Marcia loved spending time with her four grandchildren, Emily, Zach, Lillian, and Izzabelle, all of whom lived nearby. Our mom, Marilyn Helleck still lives on the farm that we grew up on south of Blooming Prairie. Our dad, Myron Helleck passed away in February of this year. Our oldest sister, Marcine Nelson, lives in Coon Valley, Wisconsin. Her husband passed away in January. Our youngest sister, Marsue Anderson, lives in Columbia Heights, and I, Michelle Carlson, live in Lakeville with my husband, Phil. Our only brother, Mark died in 1973 at 19. We know that we are surrounded by many additional loving family and friends that grieve with us at the loss of someone so special.

The family wishes to specially thank Janie Bishop, her husband Craig, and Vikki Blom for the loving care you demonstrated for Marcia during her battle with cancer!

Marcia and Dave married in the fall of 1971. They lived next to the A&W in Austin before moving to the Helleck homestead in 1989. Together, they cleaned up the woods, remodeled the old farm house and worked on the yard. Marcia had a passion for gardening and her yard became a gardener's showpiece. She was an accomplished gardener, seamstress, and cook. Her pies were delicious. Her breakfast egg bake was not to be missed at the annual Helleck family reunion. She loved the family reunion. In fact, she enjoyed every opportunity to spend time with friends and family. She recently retired from International Paper and before that she ran a drapery business with her mother-in-law, Marie Wiese.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church. Condolences may be expressed to Marcia's family before the service at 9 a.m. Honorariums may be sent to Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
30 JULY 2014

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Anna (Bustad) Booth

1912-2014

(July 1, 1912 - August 1, 2014)

Anna Booth, age 102, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Adams Health Care Center.

Arrangements are pending with Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website
3 AUG 2014


Anna Bustad Booth, 102

Anna Booth, 102, of Austin died Friday, August 1, 2014, at the Adams Health Care Center, Adams, Minnesota.

Anna Booth was born July 1, 1912, at the farm of her parents, Ed and Karen Bustad, who emigrated from Norway to Taopi, Minnesota. Anna was the 11th of eleven children. She was baptized and confirmed at Marshall Lutheran Church and a member of The Church of Christ in Austin.

Anna was married to Glenn Booth in September of 1931. She was a farmer's wife for 25 years, after which she and Glenn worked as caretakers for Mrs. Hardenberg at White Bear Lake until they retired. It was there that Anna gained fame for her outstanding cooking and Glenn for his bountiful garden. In 1986, they moved to Austin where Anna and Glenn began to raise raspberries for market and also became beekeepers. They built up the business to be large enough to supply the needs of local supermarkets, farmers market and other outlets. Anna bottled the honey and for several years she won blue ribbons for her honey at the Mower County Fair. This was a great source of pride for her since she was in her eighties. Even after Glenn passed away in 1995, at age 82, Anna kept up the business working long days and selling the honey, raspberries, as well as homemade jam.

She continued the business, on her own, until 2005, at the age of 93. Anna liked to stay busy; she was an avid reader and she was a skilled quilter. Never one to rest, she continued to make quilts for her children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren until her final years. Anna will always be remembered as being a no-nonsense yet caring, hard working person.

Anna is survived by five of her six children, Shirley Coffman of Orlando, Florida, Daryl Booth (and Carole) of Allen, Texas, Dorothy Booth of Oxford, North Carolina, Gladys Morgan (and Donald), Rose Creek, Minnesota, and David Booth of Belle Isle, Florida. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great grandchildren.

Anna was preceded in death by a son, James, in 1964; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family wishes to acknowledge the continuous loving care and watch over Anna by daughter Gladys and husband, Donnie Morgan, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, during her six years at the Adams Rest Home. Also, the family wishes to acknowledge the outstanding care for Anna by the staff at Adams Health Care Center, in Adams, Minnesota.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Jeremy Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
4 AUG 2014

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Donald George King

1919-2014

Funeral Notice: Donald George King, 95

Donald George King, 95, of Austin died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Mayo Health Systems Austin, Minnesota.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Karen Behling officiating.

Visitation: Friends may greet the family from 1 p.m. Sunday until the time of the service.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
30 JULY 2014


King, Donald G. 1919-2014

Donald George King, 95, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin.

Donald was born on February 19, 1919, in Oakland Minnesota, the son of Arthur and Anna (Anderson Esterby) King. He attended school in Oakland and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was married to Marlys Jochumsen on August 9, 1940, at Bowling Green, Ohio. Don was a retired employee of the Hormel Foods Corporation, where he had worked for 40 years.

Donald was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church and the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and listening to sports.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Marlys.

Donald is survived by his daughter, Jeanne Gaffney, of St. Peter, Minnesota; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Sonia King, of Austin; grandchildren, Jennifer Nestegard, of Santa Clarita, California; Joe (Seana) Nestegard, of Tucson, Arizona; Thomas (Kristina) King, of Roseville, Minnesota; and Matthew (Erin) King, of Austin; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 3, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Karen Behling officiating. Friends may greet the family from 1 p.m. Sunday until the time of the service.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
1 AUG 2014

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Jacqueline Mae (Prestegaard) Forcelle

1945-2014

Jacqueline M. Forcelle, age 68, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday July 29, 2014, at her home.

She was born August 13, 1945, to Orin and Marlys (Gordon) Prestegaard in Austin, Minnesota. A 1963 Austin High School graduate, Jackie lived her entire life in Austin. She worked as a secretary at the Hormel corporate office for over 40 years. Jackie was a member of Northwestern Singers and St. Olaf Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir. Her other favorite pastimes were line dancing, traveling, visiting with friends, and taking pictures of family and friends.

Survivors include her daughters, Kim (Perry) Byam of Austin, and Amy (Brent) Mortensen of Woodbury, Minnesota; three grandchildren: Brianna Byam, Cole Mortensen, and Luke Mortensen; sisters Kathryn (Leo) Foley of Coon Rapids, Mary Lou (Kim) Ratz of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Joyce (Wayne) Krause of Minnesota Lake; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and longtime friend Pat Jensen of Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents Orin and Marlys Prestegaard.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday August 1 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with The Reverend Gerry Giese officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery in Austin. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Worlein Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website
30 JULY 2014

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Gloria Jean Johnson

1949-2014

Gloria Jean Johnson, 64, of Rochester, Minnesota, died at the Owatonna Care Center Wednesday evening, July 30, 2014.

She was born October 8, 1949, to Lowell F. and Jeanette (Thompson) Johnson in Austin, Minnesota, where she grew up and graduated from high school in 1967. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. She worked in food service at The Kahler, St. Marys Hospital, and Michaels restaurant. Gloria taught Sunday school, made lefse, and sang in the choir at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. She enjoyed family get-togethers, giving special attention to her nieces, nephews and all their children. She loved dogs, having owned several.

Miss Gloria Johnson is survived by two sisters, Patricia (Kenneth) Dockham, of Albert Lea, Minnesota; and Rose (Dennis) Wendt of Stewartville, Minnesota; one brother, Kenneth Johnson, of Austin; two nieces, Penney (Tom) Thompson of Albert Lea; and Andrea Wendt of Rochester; four nephews, Jonathan (Tonya) Johnson of Warren, Michigan; Matthew (Kelly) Johnson, of Farmington, Minnesota; Nathaniel (Kathy) Johnson, of Owatonna; Shawn Wendt, of Rochester.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Lola Mae Johnson, Lila Davis; sister-in-law, Lucille Johnson and brother-in-law, Kenneth Dockham.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gerry Giese officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
1 AUG 2014

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JoAnn Quam

1954-2014

JoAnn Quam was born on August 6, 1954, in Austin, Minnesota, to Paul W. and Doris (Sargent) White.

She was raised and educated in Austin and is a 1972 graduate of Austin High School. She attended the Austin Vocational School and then worked for Wells Fargo Banks in Austin, Owatonna, Fargo and Detroit Lakes. JoAnn was united in marriage to Steve Quam on Sept. 10, 1977, in Austin. They made their home in Owatonna prior to moving to Detroit Lakes in 1994. After retiring from Wells Fargo in 2010, she drove bus for Mahube Head Start from 2010 to 2014.

JoAnn cherished time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed NASCAR races, cheering for Tony Stewart, helping others, cooking and baking at the Refuge.

JoAnn is survived by her husband, Steve of Detroit Lakes; two sons, Dan of Las Vegas, Nevada, and James (Wendy) of Grimes, Iowa; daughter Elisa (Pat) Ford of Detroit Lakes; four grandchildren, Shawn, Clayton, Kenley and Kyson; brother, Paul 'Butch' (Marilyn) White of Detroit Lakes; sister Judy (Ron) Anderson of Moorhead, Minnesota; and mother-in-law Marlus Quam of Austin, Minnesota.

A service will take place at 1 p.m., Wednesday, August 13, at the United Methodist Church, 885 Pembina Trail, Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, at David Donehower Funeral Home, 609 Hwy 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. David Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Internment will take place at 1 p.m., Friday, at Rose Creek Enterprise. A memorial service in Austin will take place at a later date.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
12 AUG 2014

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Roger A. Whitcomb

1942-2014

Roger A. Whitcomb, 72, of Sun City, Arizona, died July 30, 2014, in Peoria, Arizona, of complications from diabetes.

Roger was born June 16, 1942, in Austin, Minnesota to Harold E. and Myrtle (Goldsberry) Whitcomb. He graduated from Austin High School in 1960. Roger was married Nov. 9, 1968 to Susan (Shreiner) Whitcomb at First Baptist Church in Austin. He worked for Austin Public Schools upon his graduation and began a career as a nursing home administrator, continuing in that field until his retirement.

He was a member of Horizons Community Church in Peoria.

Survivors include his son, Mark A.(Stefani) Whitcomb, of Flagstaff, Arizona; four grandchildren, Holly, Hannah, Tyler and Adam Whitcomb, of Flagstaff, Arizona; and brother, Donald (Millie) Whitcomb of Austin, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Eugene Whitcomb and James Whitcomb.

There will be a memorial service held at a future date at Horizon Community Church in Peoria, Arizona.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
1 AUG 2014

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H. Jane (Williams) Gibson

1924-2014

(April 2, 1924 - July 31, 2014)

H. Jane Gibson, 90, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Presbyterian Homes of Johanna Shores in Arden Hills, Minnesota.

Jane was born April 2, 1924 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota to Frank and Helen (Dahlquist) Williams. She graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1942 and attended the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana where she graduated in 1948, majoring in business and psychology. She worked for the George A. Hormel Co. and she worked on Hormel's "Squeal" Magazine. While working at Hormel, Jane met Robert "Hoot" Gibson to whom she married on March 16, 1952 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jane and Hoot moved five times during Hoot's career with Hormel.

Jane loved her family, music and a good glass of Chardonnay. She was the church organist in Mitchell, South Dakota for 22 years and enjoyed teaching young piano students the joy of music and piano. In 1979, Hoot and Jane returned to Austin where they lived into their retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Robert "Hoot" Gibson.

Jane is survived by her children, Barbara Gibson, Shoreview, Minnesota, Dr. Sam (Jamie) Gibson, Boise, Idaho, and Dr. Robb Gibson, Boise, Idaho; and eight special grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 5th at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Michael Olmsted officiating. Inurnment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church for one hour before the service on Tuesday. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website
1 AUG 2014

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Elmer Joseph Hovda 1913-2014

1913-2014

Obituary--

Elmer Joseph Hovda, age 100, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday evening, August 1, 2014, at St. Marks Lutheran Home in Austin.

He was born November 18, 1913 in Grand Meadow, Minnesota the son of Gustave A. and Clara Rosena (Severson) Hovda. He attended school in Grand Meadow, graduating from Grand Meadow High School. A member of the United States Air Force, Elmer served in the South Pacific Theatre during World War II, operating the electronic systems of bombers. After his military duty, Elmer returned to Minnesota where he managed the supply room for the Austin Public Utilities. He was an active member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church serving as usher for many years. He was also a member of American Legion Post #91 in Austin. Elmer liked to golf, bowl and read.

He also enjoyed attending his Air Force reunions, and was very proud of his Norwegian heritage. In 2011 Elmer moved to St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, Elywn (Wanda) Baker of Glendale, Arizona, Robert (Mary) Baker of Austin, Janice (Allen Layer) Cushman of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sandy (Tom) Sefciks of Conover, North Carolina, Linda Baker of Denver, Colorado, Zia Raven of New Haven, Conn., Dennis O'Brien of Owatonna, and Judith Hovda of Parshall, Colorado; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, one brother; three nephews, Fred Baker, Jim O'Brien and Ralph Hovda, and two nieces, Jean Hovda and Mary Kay O'Brien.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Todd Portinga, Associate In Ministry, officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7 P.M. at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and will continue on Thursday for one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in Bear Creek Lutheran Cemetery in Grand Meadow with military honors by American Legion Post #91 of Austin. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials in Elmer's memory may be directed to St. Olaf Lutheran Church of Austin.

Sources: Worlein Funeral Home website
3 AUG 2014
Austin Daily Herald website
4 AUG 2014

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Kyle LeRoy Koch

c1981-2014

#1:

Kyle LeRoy Koch, age 33, of Austin, Minnesota, and formerly of the Twin Cities died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Austin.

Kyle was born September 6, 1980, in Prior Lake, Minnesota, the son of Wally and Janet (Unverzagt) Koch.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website
3 AUG 2014


#2:

Kyle Koch, age 33 of Austin, Minnesota, and formerly of Prior Lake, Minnesota, died from natural causes on July 28, 2014 at his home in Austin.

Kyle greatly enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by son Dalton Criswell of Kenyon, Minnesota, his mother Janet (Unverzagt) Koch of Lyle, Minnesota, his brother Kory Koch of Belle Plaine.

He was preceded in death by his father Wally Koch.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Wagner Funeral Home of Jordan, MN with refreshments served at the funeral home. There will be a private family burial at a later date. Arrangements with the Wagner Funeral Home of Jordan, MN (952) 492-3366.

Worlein Funeral Home of Austin assisted the family with local arrangements.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website
4 AUG 2014

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Gilbert B. Kraft

1917-2014

Born: July 28, 1917
Died: March 25, 2014

GILBERT "GIL" B. KRAFT

Gilbert "Gil" B. Kraft, 96, formerly of Kasson, Minnesota, died on March 25, 2014, at the Charter House in Rochester, Minnesota, where he had resided the past eight years. Gil was born on July 28, 1917, in Elkton, Minnesota, the son of Fred and Maria (Neubauer) Kraft. He was baptized and confirmed in St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Elkton.

He graduated from Elkton High School and received a Bachelor of Education degree from Winona State College in 1939. Employment followed as a teacher and coach in Kiester High School, where he met Elnora "Bonnie" Moe, whom he married in 1941. Bonnie passed away in 1996.

During World War II, Gil was an instructor at the Naval Air Technical Command in Norman, Oklahoma. He then served two years aboard the USS Pueblo in the Pacific Theatre. After his honorable discharge from the Coast Guard in September 1945, he finished the year teaching and coaching in the Elkton High School.

Following one year as a District Manager of Farmers Insurance Group of SE Minnesota, he again returned to education as a teacher and later, Director of Guidance in the Kasson-Mantorville Schools until his retirement in 1979.

Always an advocate of education, Gil established the Gil Kraft Scholarship Fund at Winona State University for the benefit of secondary education students. In the fall of 2013, he was honored at the Winona State vs. Augustana College football game in recognition of lettering three years as a running back in 1936, 1937, and 1938, while he was a WSU student. At half time of the game he was introduced, interviewed and presented with a helmet signed by members of the current team.

Gil's interests included all sports, coin collecting, fishing, hunting, helping others and trips to the casino.

Gil is survived by eight nieces and nephews; Roger (Peggy) Kraft, Austin, Minnesota; Marlys (David) Senjem, Rochester, Minnesota; Ronald Kraft, Houston, Minnesota; Steven (Diane) Baker, Michigan, North Dakota; Greg Baker, Portland, Oregon; Mary Ann (Marlo) Flo, Dexter, Minnesota; Karen Machacek, Austin, Minnesota; Gary (Vickie) Larson, Park Rapids, Minnesota; and 16 grand nieces and nephews, many friends and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Elnora "Bonnie"; parents; brother, Rudolf Kraft, and sister, Alice Larson.

The funeral service for Gilbert "Gil" B Kraft will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 301 8th Avenue NW, Kasson, MN with Reverend Nirmala Reinschmidt officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in rural Elkton following the luncheon.

Memorials are suggested to the Gil Kraft Scholarship Fund at Winona State University, Dollars for Scholars at Kasson High School, or the donor's choice.

Gil will be forever remembered for his interest in people and his generosity to his family and friends.

Czaplewski Family Funeral Home
25 South Street SW ~ Dodge Center, Minnesota

Source: Czaplewski Family Funeral Home website

See photo of his tombstone.

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Ross D. Noble

1932-2014

Ross D. Noble, 82, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, August 1, 2014, in the emergency room at Mayo Health Systems, Austin.

Ross David Noble was born May 19, 1932, at Austin, Minnesota, the son of Hannibal and Katherine (Rowland) Noble. He attended Austin Public Schools and served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955, during the Korean War. Ross married Karen Paulson on May 19, 1956, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Ross was a cement mason for 34 years and a member of Bricklayers and Trowel Trades International Local 387 and Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 538. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Eagles and the Moose Clubs.

Ross enjoyed many outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing and gardening. He liked to play cards and enjoyed trips to the casino with friends. He was an avid sports fan and supporter of the Minnesota Gophers, Vikings and Twins. Ross enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hannibal and Katherine Noble; wife Karen; sisters, Virginia Tesch and Evelyn Deunow; brothers, Roger, Ronald and Robert Noble.

Ross is survived by his children, Lucille (Gary) Nelson, Austin, Minnesota, Michael (Elaine) Noble, Mantorville, Minnesota, Mark (Linda) Noble, Lansing, Minnesota, Laura Noble, Austin, Minnesota, LaNora Madden, Merscerburg, Pennsylvania, LeeAnne (Brian) Peterson, Apple Valley, Minnesota; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara (Gary) Underland, Medford, Minnesota, Janet (Joe) Bjork, Embarrass, Minnesota, Judy (Robert) Beck, Albert Lea, Minnesota; nieces and nephews.

Honorary bearers will be Kyle Madden, Kevin Madden, Katherine Peterson, Stephanie Noble, Scott Bustad and Dana Andree. Casket bearers will be Eric Noble, Joshua Noble, Angela Noble, Malcolm Peterson, Sara Ferguson and Andrea Noble.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilee Benson officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery with Austin Post No. 91 American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be on Tuesday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church for one hour before the service on Wednesday.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
4 AUG 2014

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Loretta Mae (Prihoda, Lukes)
PRANTNER

1915-2014

#1:

Funeral Notice: Loretta M. Prantner, 99

Loretta M. Prantner, 99, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Worlein Funeral Home with the Rev. Marilee Benson officiating.

Visitation: Will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon prior to the service at Worlein Funeral Home.

Interment: Will be in the National Bohemian Cemetery in Myrtle.

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

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
11 AUG 2014


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Obituary--

Loretta M. Prantner, age 99 of Austin, Minnesota passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

Loretta Mae was born February 23, 1915 in Freeborn County, Minnesota to Joseph and Anna (Cerny) Prihoda. Loretta attended Austin High School. She was united in marriage to Anton Lukes in Glenville, Minnesota on August 19, 1931. Loretta and Anton had three children, Donna, Rita, and Marcine, before Anton's passing on July 22, 1937. Loretta married Milo "Mike" Prantner on January 8, 1943 in Colorado, and was blessed with a fourth daughter, Suzanne.

Loretta worked at Wilson's during the war, and clerked and waitressed over the years. Following her husband's return home from military duty, Loretta and Mike farmed many years throughout Freeborn, Steele and Mower Counties. In 1963 they moved to Blooming Prairie where they owned and operated Mike's Place. For several years Loretta also enjoyed working at Harriet's Dres-Wel in Blooming Prairie. Her husband Mike passed away on November 3, 1990, and in 1991 Loretta moved to Austin's Pickett Place.

Loretta was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Austin, Austin American Legion Auxiliary, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary in Austin. She enjoyed bowling, cards, bingo, crocheting, family get togethers, volunteering at the American Legion Hall on "sandwich night," and following her beloved Minnesota Twins.

Loretta is survived by her daughters, Donna Hoyne of Bloomer, Wisconsin, Marcine (Donald) McClary of Austin, and Suzanne (Bill) Hogendorf of Austin; by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and great-great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Cafourek of Glenville; sister-in-law, Lois Prihoda of Albert Lea; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Anton Lukes, and Milo Prantner; daughter and son-in-law, Rita (James) Martin; son-in-law, Roger Hoyne; grandson, Wade Longworth and granddaughter, Georgia McClary; great grandsons, Sanford Hoyne and Milo Gerow; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack (Elizabeth) Prihoda, Clarence (Sophie) Prihoda, and Floyd Prihoda.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Worlein Funeral Home with Reverend Marilee Benson officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 P.M. on Thursday afternoon prior to the service at Worlein Funeral Home. Interment will be in the National Bohemian Cemetery in Myrtle. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website
11 AUG 2014

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Sterling Ellsworth Thompson

1922-2014

#1:

Funeral Notice: Sterling E. Thompson, 92

Sterling E. Thompson, 92, of Austin died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at the Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with the Rev. Glenn L. Monson officiating.

Visitation: Friends may greet the family at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Interment: Entombment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Sterling and VI Thompson Scholarship Fund at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, or to Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Austin.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
4 AUG 2014


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Sterling Ellsworth Thompson, 92--

Sterling E. Thompson, 92, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, August 1, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

Sterling Ellsworth Thompson was born May 28, 1922, in Lake Mills, Iowa, the son of Albert and Agnes (Peterson) Thompson. He earned an Associate of Arts degree from Waldorf College, a bachelors degree from Luther College and a masters degree from the University of Minnesota. He began his long teaching career in rural schools in Iowa, taught in the education department at Waldorf College, and spent one year teaching in the military school in Augsburg, Germany.

He enjoyed a 30-year tenure in the Austin Public Schools, where he served primarily as a teacher and for three years as principal. It was in Austin that he met Vila June Kiel, a fellow teacher and the love of his life! They were married on June 28, 1958, and shared a rich 45 years together enjoying their vocation as educators. They also enjoyed their volunteer commitments to Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Luther College, Waldorf College, Retired Teachers Association, Sons of Norway, and the Audubon Society; and their love of travel, canoeing, cross country skiing, and the arts. Together they received the Distinguished Service Award from Luther College. Sterling received the Distinguished Service Award from Waldorf College. A lifelong learner, "Ster" will be remembered for the many things he taught us, whether in the classroom setting or in the laboratory called life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Vi; his sister Lois; brothers-in-law Al and Howard; sisters-in-law Marilyn and Elsie; and his niece Cheryl and nephew Kurt.

His memory will live on with sister Crystal; brothers-in-law Ed and Linny; nieces and nephews Bill, Marianne, Kevin, Scott and Sue; and other family and friends who loved him dearly.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with the Rev. Glenn L. Monson officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church for one hour before the service on Saturday morning. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Sterling and Vi Thompson Scholarship Fund at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, or to Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Austin.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
7 AUG 2014

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Roger A. Lientz Jr.

1954-2014

Roger A. Lientz Jr., 59, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died Thursday, August 7, 2014, at his home.

He was born August 23, 1954, in Urbandale, Iowa, to Roger Sr. and Dorothy (Gardner) Lientz. Roger grew up in the Albia, Iowa, area and graduated from Albia High School in 1973. He worked at the Hormel plant in Ottumwa, Iowa, and later at the Hormel plant in Austin for over 32 years. On May 3, 1975, Roger married Kathy Chidester in Albia, Iowa. The couple later divorced. Roger was an avid hunter, and also enjoyed fishing and bird watching. He enjoyed woodworking, cooking, tending to his garden, and spending time with his family and friends.

Roger is survived by his son Troy Lientz (Kandee Feist) of Austin; his daughter Shellese (Tom) Kirtz of Eyota, Minnesota; his former wife Kathy Lientz of Austin; seven grandchildren, Alicyn, Kaya, Cora, Xhander, Wyatt, Ella, and Hazel; his sister Teri Lientz of Des Moines, Iowa; his step-mother Marty Lientz of Massena, Iowa; two step-brothers Steve Hoyt and Kevin Hoyt; many nieces, nephews; other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Shana in 1980; his mother Dorothy Lientz in 1983; and his father Roger Lientz Sr. in 2002.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Father John Traufler officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, at Worlein Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Memorials can be directed to the Lientz Family. 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
11 AUG 2014

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Bonnie L. Lee

c1939-2014

Pending Notice: Bonnie L. Lee, 75

Bonnie L. Lee, 75, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, August 1, 2014, at Mayo Health Systems Rochester, Methodist Hospital Campus. Memorial service arrangements are pending and will be announced later.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
4 AUG 2014

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Virgil Lee

1929-2014

Virgil Lee, 75, of Bloomington, Minnesota, passed away.

Virgil was born on November 10, 1939, in Austin, Minnesota, to Edwin and Elsie (Hightshoe) Lee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Elmer, Lucille, and Rosie.

Virgil is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy; children Shari (Randy) Wassather, Todd Lee, and Alan (Tina) Lee; grandchildren Tyler, Mithchell and Tessa; siblings Richard (Ida May) Lee, Evelyn (Marvin) Durben, and Vera Armbrust; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Lutheran Church of the Redemption, 927 East Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church. A private interment will be held. If so desired, memorials may be directed to donor's choice.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
5 AUG 2014

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Doris Ann (Lukes) Van House

1936-2014

Doris Ann Van House, 77, of Austin, Minnesota, died at her home on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

Doris was born on November 19, 1936, in Freeborn County to Louis and Libbie (Pell) Lukes. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1954.

Doris was united in marriage to John Van House on February 23, 1957. She worked as a secretary at Federated Insurance and at Wilson Foods.

Doris is survived by her three sons, Paul Van House, Beaufort, South Carolina, Mark Van House and Kara Johnston, Toronto, Canada, Wade Van House and Michelle Trombetta, Minnetonka, Minnesota; grandchildren, Mandy Cheatham and Bryce Artukovich; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Caleb Cain.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John; two children Gary and Lisa; one great-grandchild Joshua; brother Faye Lukes and sister Mary Cox.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Bohemian National Cemetery with her son the Rev. Mark Van House officiating. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
14 AUG 2014

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Rita A. (Machacek) Seeger

1914-2014

Rita A. Seeger, age 99, died Friday, August 1, 2014, at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, Iowa.

Rita A. Seeger was born September 18, 1914, in Mower County, Minnesota, to Lewis and Emma (Pell) Machacek. She attended country school in Mower County. She worked for her room and board for two years with the Otto Baulder family and later at a boarding house with other girls from country families while attending Austin High School, graduating in 1932. Rita also graduated from a one-year teacher training course (Normal School) in Austin in 1933.

She continued her education through extension courses from Mankato and Winona State College during her years of teaching in several rural school districts in Freeborn County. Rita was united in marriage to Leonard R. Seeger on September 1, 1937, at the Lutheran Parsonage in Northwood, Iowa. Leonard died on July 14, 1998. Her last 22 years teaching were at the Lyle, Minnesota, Elementary School. She retired in 1977 after completing 41 years of enjoyable teaching. Rita was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and was active in her Circle. In 2001, she moved to Maple Court in Northwood, Iowa, and enjoyed friends and activities there. Rita enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives, and reading.

Survivors include her daughter Carol (Kenneth) Willmert; grandchildren Leslie (Justin) Donato and Brian (Hanna) Willmert; great-grandchildren Alexander and Violette Willmert; sister, Ora Yaroshek; special cousin/caregiver Lola Fritsch; and many nieces and nephews.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leonard; brothers Glenn, Ray, Lee, Loy, Walter, Irving and Fred Machacek; and sisters Ida Jilek, Florence Machacek and Leah Rigler.

Funeral services for Rita A. Seeger will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle. The Rev. Cheryl Szabo will officiate. Interment will be at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2014, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com. Memorials are preferred to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or a charity of donor's choice.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
5 AUG 2014

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Myrtle M. (Lightly) Lukes

1925-2014

Myrtle M. Lukes, 89, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Adams Health Care Center in Adams, Minneosota. Myrtle M. Lightley was born March 21, 1925, in Austin, Minnesota, to Jay and Myrtle (Carter) Lightley. On March 21, 1943, Myrtle and Richard E. Lukes were united in marriage at the Methodist Church Parsonage in Austin. Myrtle and Richard raised their family and farmed in Austin Township until the fall of 1970, when they moved into town. After moving to Pickett Place in 2005, Richard passed away in 2008.

Myrtle was employed in various occupations over the years, including Secretary/Treasurer for Cedar City School in rural Austin, where she was active in the Mother's Club. Other places of employment were Woolworth's in Austin, a cook at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant and at Kingswood, and head cook at Raymonds Nursing Home. She retired from Holy Cross School, where she worked as a cook and did miscellaneous office work. She was active in the Eagle's Auxiliary and volunteered her time to many causes in the Austin Area.

Myrtle was an exhibitor at the Women's Craft Building at the Mower County Fair and was very proud of the ribbons she earned. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading, canning and gardening, and was well-known for her cake decorating for various celebrations. She was also famous for her kolaches at the Farmer's Market, and was especially proud of her African violets. Myrtle and her husband loved to go dancing and play cards.

Myrtle is survived by her son Larry Lukes (Nancy Tralle) of Northfield; her daughter Judy Steinblock of St. Cloud; and her grandson Jason Steinblock.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jay and Myrtle Lightley, her husband Richard, her son Gary in 2011, and her son-in-law Edward Steinblock in 2010.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with the Rev. Dale Christiansen officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will be in London Cemetery, London, Minnesota. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
7 AUG 2014

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Donald James 'Jim' Percival

1936-2014

12 SEP 1936-13 AUG 2014

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Funeral Notice: Jim Percival, 77

Jim Percival, 77, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems Austin.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Gerry Giese officiating.

Visitation: Will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

Interment: Entombment will be at Oakwood Cemetery with Austin; Post No. 91 American Legion in charge of military honors.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
14 AUG 2014


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Jim Percival, 77

Jim Percival, 77, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems Austin.

Donald James Percival was born September 12, 1936, at Spring Valley, Minnesota, the son of Donald and Oney (Ruud) Percival. He graduated from the Spring Valley High School and served in the US Air Force. Jim was married to Colleen Hinkson on December 6, 1958, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin.

Jim was a plumber and spent much of his career working for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, the Moose Club and the American Legion Post No. 91. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping and was an avid reader.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Jo Percival.

Jim is survived by his wife, Colleen Percival, Austin, Minnesota; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Kim Percival, Rochester, Minnesota, Rick and Karen Percival, Westminster, Colorado. Grandchildren, Brett Percival, Elizabeth Percival and Jessica Percival; brothers and sister-in-law, John Percival, Austin, Minnesota, David and Mary Lou Percival, Maplewood, Minneosta; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Doug Braaten, Austin, Minnesota; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Gerry Giese officiating. Entombment will be at Oakwood Cemetery with Austin Post No. 91 American Legion in charge of military honors. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
15 AUG 2014

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Edmund E. Brandt

1927-2014

Edmund E. Brandt, 87, died on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Edmund E. Brandt was born on April 23, 1927, in Hayward, Minnesota, the son of Ferdinand and Emma (Beuthein) Brandt. Ed attended school in Freeborn and later served his country in the US Army. He enlisted in 1946 and took his basic training at Ft. Louis, Washington. He then was shipped to the Philippines and then to the Palawan Islands. He was discharged on June 1, 1947.

On October 26, 1947, he was united in marriage to Alberta Fuchs in Austin, Minnesota. The couple lived in Austin, Wells and Albert Lea. Ed worked for Streaters for 33 years as an installation supervisor, woodshop supervisor, and then as the quality control manager. Ed and Alberta enjoyed traveling all over the United States and Hawaii. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and watching all sports. He was a big fan of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. He also enjoyed playing cribbage and having coffee with his friends. Ed was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the American Legion, Elks and Moose Lodge.

Ed is survived by his wife Alberta; sister Loretta Brandt; children Jerrilyn Warmka, Wells, Minnesota, Karen (Rick) Boyer, Albert Lea, Minnesota, Marty Brandt, Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Robbin (Todd) Weatherly, Rochester, Minnesota; grandchildren Corey (Katie), Chris (Heather), Linsey (Travis), Whitney (Chad), Derek, Tracy (Eric), Kelly (Nic); step-grandchildren Erin and Amy; great-grandchildren Hannah, Adyson, Ayla, Anden, Devin, Karli, Kaitlyn, and Keira; step-great-grandchildren Alex and Samantha; many nieces and nephews; and beloved dog Snickers.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; son Gary Brandt; daughter Carol Brandt; son-in-law Ed Warmka; four brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services for Edmund (Ed) Brandt will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Curtis Zieske will officiate. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery with military honors accorded by the American Legion and VFW Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
12 AUG 2014

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William E. "Bill" McCloud

1926-2014

William "Bill" McCloud, 87, of LeRoy, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014, at his home.

William E. McCloud was born August 21, 1926, in Moravia, Iowa, to Irl and Floy (Taylor) McCloud. He was a 1944 graduate from Austin High School in Austin, Minnesota. On January. 17, 1948, Bill was united in marriage to Meda Miner in Austin. Bill spent his whole life farming. He was very active in the community, serving over 38 years on the LeRoy Area Ambulance Board and LeRoy Township Board. Bill also served on the Creamery Board and was a member of the Mower County Mounted Posse. When Bill wasn't farming, he enjoyed fishing and going on fishing trips with his friends.

Bill is survived by his wife, Meda of LeRoy, Minnesota; children, Jerry (CeCe) McCloud of Brownsdale, Minnesota, Vickie (Curtis) Davis of Bernice, Oklahoma, Billy (Kay) McCloud of LeRoy, Minneosta, Randy (Vicki) McCloud of LeRoy, Minnesota, Kristie (Dennis Hammon) Kraft of Lime Springs, Iowa, and Timothy (Corrine) McCloud of Hutchinson, Minnesota; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Irl and Floy; brother, Lester Max McCloud; son-in-law, Stephen Kraft; and grandchildren, Cheryl Davis and Michael Miles.

Funeral services for William McCloud will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church in LeRoy, Minnesota, with Pastor Steve Huecker officiating. Burial will take place at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy, Minnesota, and one hour prior to the service at church.

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

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
12 AUG 2014

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Barbara May (Fox Reynolds)
WING

1924-2014

Barbara May Fox Reynolds Wing, 89, of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, passed away August 14, 2014, at Indian Rock Village after a short illness.

Born August 28, 1924, in Great Falls, Montana, she was the daughter of the late Henry Fox and Cora (Stav) Fox.

The Fox family left Montana, and moved back to Northfield, Minnesota, in 1926, where Barbara lived until moving to Austin, Minnesota, in 1957. She was employed by First National Bank in Northfield, and by First Bank Austin, until her retirement in 1981. Barbara was married to Alvin Reynolds, and later Maynard (Gene) Wing, both deceased.

Barbara was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Northfield, Minnesota, St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin, Minnesota, and Peace Lutheran Church, Edgemont, Arkansas.

She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Reynolds Bellrichard of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, and Debra Reynolds Youngmark Lutz (Robert), Fairfield Bay, Arkansas; three step-daughters, Laura Jean Wing (Alfred) Bourquet, of Tucson Arizona, Claudia Wing Perot, of Beaverton, Oregon, and Berri Wing Hartwell, of Burnet, Texas; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Margaret (Fox) Auburn, of Northfield, Minnesota.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her two husbands.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
15 AUG 2014

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Bonnie (Helgeson) Lee

1938-2014

Bonnie (Helgeson) Lee, 75, of Austin, Minnesota, formerly of the Detroit Lakes area, died Friday, August 1, 2014, surrounded by her family.

Bonnie was born in Austin, Minnesota, on November 8, 1938, to Amos and Cecelia (Fitzsimmons) Helgeson. The eldest of four children, Bonnie paved the way for her younger siblings with her unconventional view of the world. She began her schooling at the Magnuson Country School in Newry Township and finished her education in Austin. A graduate of Austin High School and Austin Vocational School with a degree in cosmetology, the roots were established to provide a career that sustained her until retirement. Post-secondary studies continued at the Minneapolis Institute of Art for this ambitious young lady, and fostered skills she used to create a multitude of paintings.

Bonnieís quest for adventure took her to live and work in the states of Nevada and Hawaii. After meeting her late husband Carlton Lee, her travels continued to Missouri, Texas, Colorado and California. Eventually she returned to her home state of Minnesota where she opened and operated Bonnie Lee for Hair Design in Detroit Lakes for 28 years. Bonnie's positive focus and empathetic management style led to a "Boss of the Year" award from the local Jaycees.

No stranger to philanthropy, Bonnie used her talents to produce appropriate hair and makeup for local theater productions and cancer patients. Retirement and a battle with ovarian cancer brought her back to her hometown of Austin where she became actively involved in the Austin Area Arts Center.

A born leader, Bonnie served on the board of directors and acted as the gallery coordinator for the art center. She was chosen as the Austin City Purchase Award winner for the past two consecutive years. A watercolor painting of the original courthouse superimposed on the current building is one of the award winners that can be viewed at the courthouse.

This accomplished artist's mantra was "each day is a new inspiration." Her outlook went beyond her paintings to the relationships she cultivated with her friends and family. One of her longtime mentees wrote "Bonnie touched the lives of many." Zest for life and a positive attitude despite her battle with cancer were an inspiration.

Survivors include her brother, Wallace Helgeson (Suzanne); sister, Debra Helgeson (Chronis); Carlton's children, Greg Lee (KC), Carla Lee, Carolyn Mehus (Gary), Christy Lee (David Gralian), and Cindy Bryant (Weldon); Carlton's grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces Jane Helgeson, Sara Fett (Brian), Anne Farniok (Steve), Mary Morem (Lee), and nephew Brandon Helgeson (Becky).

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brother Alan "Butch" Helgeson; and grandchild Daniel Bryant.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014, at 606 21st Ave. NW, Austin.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
16 AUG 2014

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Lucille Elizabeth (Drees) Pfeifer

1923-2014

Lucille E. Pfeifer, 90, of Adams, Minnesota, died Friday, August 15, 2014, at the Adams Health Care Center. Arrangements are pending with the Adams Funeral Home.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
16 AUG 2014


Lucille Elizabeth Pfeifer

Lucille Elizabeth Pfeifer, 90, of Adams, Minnesota, died Friday, August 15, 2014, at the Adams Health Care Center, in Adams.

Lucille was born October 17, 1923, at Carroll County, Iowa, to Joseph and Rose (Kraus) Drees. She attended schools in Carroll County, Iowa, and married C.J. Pfeifer on January 7, 1947, at Lidderdale, Iowa. They farmed at Emmetsburg, Iowa, and in 1950, moved to the Adams, Minnesota, area and farmed until they moved to town in Adams in 1991.

Lucille was the secretary for Dr. Schneider at the Adams Clinic from 1965 to 1971 when he retired, and she was ward secretary at the old St. Olaf Hospital at Austin, Minnesota, until she retired in 1982.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church where she was a former Secretary for the W.C.C.W. She was a former president of the Cedar River Country Club Ladies Auxiliary, and belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and the Adams Health Center Auxiliary.

After retirement, she enjoyed life bowling, golfing, crocheting, quilting and playing cards. She was very excited to get a hole-in-one on No. 13 at the Cedar River Country Club in 1993. She was a collector of anything pertaining to Cardinal birds. Lucille and C.J. were world travelers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband C.J.; granddaughter Celeste; four brothers Ralph, Rudy, Ray and Luverne; two sisters in infancy Helene and Luetta.

Lucille is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Rosalie Pfeifer, of Waukee, Iowa; daughter and son-in-law, Maggie and Dave Sauer, Breezy Point, Minnesota; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Vernon and Phyllis Drees, Carroll, Iowa, Joseph and Donna Drees, Warrensburg, Missouri; nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Adams, Minnesota, with Father Swaninatha Pothireddy officiating. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Adams, Minnesota. There will be a Rosary at 4 p.m. Tuesday and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. There will not be a visitation before the service on Wednesday.

Casket bearers will be Jason Pfeifer, Dean Sauer, Dale Drees, Tom Nauman, Mike Lewison, and Jacki Pfeifer.

Memorials may be designated to the Sacred Heart Catholic School, Adams, Minnesota.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
18 AUG 2014

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William Ralph Cook

1930-2014

Pending notice: William Cook, 84

William Cook, 84, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Saturday morning, August 16, 2014, at St. Marks Lutheran Home in Austin, Minnesota. Arrangements pending with the Worlein Funeral Home.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
16 AUG 2014


William Ralph Cook

William Ralph Cook, 84, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday morning, August 16, 2014, at St. Marks Lutheran Home in Austin.

He was born June 1, 1930, in London Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota, the son of Ralph William and Ollie Matilda (Cole) Cook. He attended country school near his home, before attending high school in Lyle. He graduated from high school in New Jersey after moving there to live with his uncle. After graduation, William joined the National Guard before entering the U.S. Army where he served during the Korean Conflict attaining the rank of Sergeant while serving with I Company, 85th Infantry Regiment, 10th Infantry Division.

On April 11, 1953, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Nelson at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. After his discharge, William was trained as a welder for the Caterpillar Corporation in Joliet, Illinois, working as a welder for five years before moving into management for 18 years before his retirement. When not working as a welder, William designed and constructed the family home in Joliet. Following his retirement, William was an owner/operator hauling flatbed loads throughout the United States and Canada until 1984. After Evelyn's death in 1984, William worked for the Troy School District in Joliet, Illinois, until 1995.

On May 24, 2000, William married Rosemary (Huinker) Meyer at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin where the couple made their home. He enjoyed reading, civil war history, traveling and riding motorcycles. He was a member of American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216 in Austin.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Cook of Austin; daughter Elizabeth (John) Kaczmarczyk of St. Peters, Missouri; a grandson, John Michael Kaczmarczyk of St. Peters, Missouri; eight brothers and sisters, Alfred (Judy) Cook of Austin, Alan (Barbara) Cook of Glenville, Betty Cook of Battle Lake, Joan (Ward) Huff of Caledonia, Lois (David) Penning of Groveland, California, Alvina Cook of Kensington, Maryland, Ardith (Delmar) Pepper of Austin, and Ruth (Roger) Lampe of Waverly, Iowa; honorary sister, Jean Cool of Battle Lake; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Evelyn; and one brother, Melvin.

At William's request, no public services will be held. A private family memorial service and interment will take place at a later date. Interment will be in the London Cemetery with military honors by the members of American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216 of Austin. The 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
18 AUG 2014

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Robert Earl Harber

1928-2014

Robert Earl Harber, 85, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday evening, August 16, 2014.

Robert 'Bob' Harber was born October 14, 1928, at home in rural Mower County, Minnesota, to Thomas Earl and Viola Emelyn (Selstad) Harber. Bob attended country school and graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1946. On August 21, 1949, he was united in marriage to Doris Mae Mellem at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota. The couple raised six children on the family farm where Bob was born and lived his entire life. Bob took over the family dairy farm, milking cows for 71 years, as well as serving as Township Assessor for 46 years for Udolpho, Lansing, Austin and Red Rock townships.

Bob and Doris traveled to Norway, Alaska, Colorado and other places in the United States visiting family. He enjoyed reading, playing cards, spending time with family and neighbors, and hunting, especially traveling up north to hunt with relatives. He was a great roller-skater, power-napper and joke-teller.

Bob was a member of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church where he had served in many offices, Sons of Norway, Gideonís and the Blooming Prairie Gun Club. Doris died on February 11, 2014.

Survivors include his sons Mike (Deloris) Harber of Austin, Dan (Liz) Harber, also of Austin, Tom (Tammy) Harber of Blooming Prairie; his daughters Nancy Schwartz of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Jean (Todd) Lewis of Dothan, Alabama, Denise (Mike) Fogarty of Rochester, Minnesota; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Kruger of Blooming Prairie; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Viola (Selstad) Harber; his wife, Doris Mae Harber; a great granddaughter; and one sister, Betty Bruggeman.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014, Bob and Dorisí 65th wedding anniversary, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church with Rev. Lindsay Stolen officiating. Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Udolpho Cemetery at a later date. The family suggests that memorials be directed to Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church. Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
18 AUG 2014

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Payton Marie Wradislavsky

2014-2014

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Funeral Notice: Payton Marie Wradislavsky

Payton Marie Wradislavsky, the infant daughter of Nathan and Sara Wradislavsky, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, August 15, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic Hospitals, Methodist Campus, Rochester, Minnesota.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2014, at St. Johns Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tom Ogilvie officiating.

Visitation: Will be held at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials: The family prefers memorials.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
18 AUG 2014


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Payton Marie Wradislavsky, the infant daughter of Nathan and Sara Wradislavsky of Austin, Minnesota, passed away in the arms of her loving parents on Friday, August 15, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus, Rochester, Minnesota.

Payton came into the world on Monday, August 11, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. While her life was brief, she was surrounded by nothing but love and tender care. Much joy was brought to her parents through her bright eyes and big smiles.

Payton is survived by her parents Nathan and Sara (Judd) Wradislavsky of Austin, Minnesota; sister, Adyson and brother, Wesley; grandparents, Kenneth and Bonnie Judd, Owatonna, Minnesota, Terry Wradislavsky, Austin, Minnesota, Lori Scherer-Hall and husband Kerry "Pete" Hall, Austin, Minnesota; great-grandparents, Helen Boese, Morristown, Minnesota, Arthur and Kay Scherer, Austin, Minnesota; aunts and uncles, Tracy and Michael Richmond, Owatonna, Minnesota, James Judd and Jamie Schoenbauer-Reb, Faribault, Minnesota, Colby Judd, Owatonna, Minnesota, Adam Wradislavsky and Cristina Melchor, Austin, Minnesota; and many other loving family members.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 22, at St. Johns Lutheran Church with the Rev. Thomas Ogilvie officiating. Visitation will be held at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. The family prefers memorials.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
20 AUG 2014

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Glenn Danzel Tapp

1923-2014

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Glenn Danzel Tapp, 91, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014, at St. Markís Lutheran Home.

He was born April 10, 1923, in Alden, Minnesota, to Harvey and Myrtle (Smith) Tapp. Glenn attended school in Red Rock Township, Mower County, and enlisted in the United States Army in 1948. On Nov. 26, 1950, he was united in marriage to Shirley Patterson at St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Waltham, Minnesota. The couple raised five children. Glenn liked gardening and traveling, and especially working on the farm. He worked at Concrete Units, Inc., as a day laborer. He raised laying hens and fryers to sell at a convenience store that he and Shirley operated in Austin. He farmed in the Brownsdale, Dexter, and Rose Creek area until his retirement in 1971.

Glenn was a member of the Rose Creek Community Church. In 2005 he moved to Adams Health Care Center, then to St. Mark's Lutheran Home April 10, 2006.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Shirley Tapp, of Rose Creek; his children, Gary (Kathy) Tapp, of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, Wanda (Kirk) Boyd of Lyle, Minnesota, Kevin Tapp of Osage, Minnesota, Gregory Tapp (Andrea Kicklighter) of Mulberry, Florida, Lisa Tapp (Jonathon Harte) of Rose Creek; seven grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; siblings Gaylord (Erene) Tapp of Brownsdale, Leslie (Shirley) Tapp and Delmar Tapp, both of Dexter, John Tapp of Owatonna, and Irene Parker of Lockwood, Missouri; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Myrtle Tapp; two step-mothers; his sister Maxine; four brothers Howard, Wayne, Raymond, and Donald; three sister-in-laws; one brother-in-law; and his granddaughter Bridget.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with the Rev. David Hoot officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, at Worlein Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin, with military rites by American Legion Post 91.

Memorials can be directed to recipient of donor's choice. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
20 AUG 2014


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Funeral Notice: Glenn Danzel Tapp, 91

Glenn Danzel Tapp, 91, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014, at St. Markís Lutheran Home.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 22, 2014, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with the Rev. David Hoot officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, at Worlein Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Austin, with military rites by American Legion Post 91.

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

Memorials: Memorials can be directed to recipient of donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
21 AUG 2014


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Obituary--

Glenn Danzel Tapp, age 91 of Rose Creek, MN passed away Monday, August 18, 2014 at St. Marks Lutheran Home. He was born April 10, 1923 in Alden, Minnesota to Harvey and Myrtle (Smith) Tapp. Glenn attended school in Red Rock Township, Mower County, and enlisted in the United States Army in 1948.

On November 26, 1950 he was united in marriage to Shirley Patterson at St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Waltham, Minnesota. The couple raised five children. Glenn liked gardening and traveling, and especially working on the farm. He worked at Concrete Units, Inc. as a day laborer. He raised laying hens and fryers to sell at a convenience store that he and Shirley operated in Austin. He farmed in the Brownsdale, Dexter, and Rose Creek area until his retirement in 1971.

Glenn was a member of the Rose Creek Community Church. In 2005 he moved to Adams Health Care Center, then to St. Marks Lutheran Home April 10, 2006.

Glenn is survived by his wife Shirley Tapp of Rose Creek; his children Gary (Kathy) Tapp of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, Wanda (Kirk) Boyd of Lyle, Minnesota, Kevin Tapp of Osage, Minnesota, Gregory Tapp (Andrea Kicklighter) of Mulberry, Florida, Lisa Tapp (Jonathon Harte) of Rose Creek; seven grandchildren, Tina Lau, Meggan (Jason) Husby, Corey Mauer, April (Joe) Merta, Kendra (Kayvon) Behnam, Molly Boyd, Ben Boyd; 26 great-grandchildren, Jared Brantner, Kody Lau, Hailey Lau, Brooklyn Lau, Aleka Husby, Xavier Husby, Faustina Husby, Maximus Husby, Giana Husby, Evelyn Husby, Therese Husby, Chiara Husby, Fullton Husby, Zelie Husby, Nathaniel Merta, Marcus Merta, Emilia Merta, Gabriela Merta, Philip Merta, Mariana Behnam, Esabella Behnam, Lucia Behnam, Jonah Behnam, Kayvon-John Behnam, Sakya Boyd, Kayley Boyd, and two more due in September and February; siblings Gaylord (Erene) Tapp of Brownsdale, Leslie (Shirley) Tapp and Delmar Tapp, both of Dexter, John Tapp of Owatonna, and Irene Parker of Lockwood, Missouri; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Myrtle Tapp, two step-mothers, his sister Maxine, four brothers Howard, Wayne, Raymond, and Donald, a brother-in-law; three sisters-in-law and his granddaughter Bridget.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Rev. David Hoot officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday August 21 at Worlein Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin, with military rites by American Legion Post 91. Memorials can be directed to recipient of donorís choice. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website
21 AUG 2014

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David Emerson McConnell

1933-2014

David Emerson McConnell, 81, of Austin, Minnesota, died early Monday morning, August 18, 2014, at St. Marks Living Center.

David was born on April 12, 1933, to Lloyd and Mildred (Albertson) McConnell in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. David attended Eden Prairie schools and graduated as one of 17 from Eden Prairie High School. After completing his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Minnesota, David joined the Student Project for Amnety among Nations and spent study and travel time in South America.

David joined the Hormel Foods Corporation in Oct. 1955, where he enjoyed 38 years of employment in varied areas of the organization. In 1956, David married Lois Crosby and together they raised three children, Susan, Gregg and Ann. David loved life and was a kind and gentle man. His family was most important to him and he dearly loved his children and grandchildren. Membership at Our Saviors Lutheran Church was enjoyed by David for over 50 years. He enjoyed the Austin Country Club for golf and for many years David participated in Spruce up Austin and the West End Club.

David was preceded in death by his dad Lloyd; mother Mildred; baby brother Lloyd; and step father Loring Tuckey.

He is survived by his wife Lois, Austin, Minnesota; children, Susan (Steve) Quint, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gregg (Sally) McConnell, Austin, Minnesota, Ann (Paul) Gandrud, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; six grandchildren, Sara Quint, Jay, Ryan and Marissa McConnell, Justin and Jake Gandrud; brother, Paul McConnell, St. Louis Park, Minnesota; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with the Rev. Glenn L. Monson officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Wednesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Thursday morning for one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Our Saviors Lutheran Church, the Austin Art Center or the friend's Choice.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
20 AUG 2014


David Emerson McConnell

(April 12, 1933 - August 18, 2014)

David Emerson McConnell, 81 of Austin, Minnesota, died early Monday morning, August 18, 2014 at St. Marks Living Center.

David was born on April 12, 1933 to Lloyd and Mildred (Albertson) McConnell in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. David attended Eden Prairie schools and graduated as one of 17 from Eden Prairie High School. After completing his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Minnesota, David joined the Student Project for Amnety among Nations and spent study and travel time in South America.

David joined the Hormel Foods Corporation in October 1955, where he enjoyed 38 years of employment in varied areas of the organization. In 1956, David married Lois Crosby and together the raised three children, Susan, Gregg and Ann. David loved life and was a kind and gentle man. His family was most important to him and he dearly loved his children and grandchildren. Membership at Our Saviors Lutheran Church was enjoyed by David for over 50 years. He enjoyed the Austin Country Club for golf and for many years David participated in Spruce up Austin and the West End Club.

David was preceded in death by his dad Lloyd, mother Mildred, baby brother Lloyd and step father Loring Tuckey. He is survived by his wife: Lois, Austin, Minnesota; children: Susan (Steve) Quint, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Gregg (Sally) McConnell, Austin, Minnesota; Ann (Paul) Gandrud, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; six grandchildren: Sara Quint, Jay, Ryan and Marissa McConnell, Justin and Jake Gandrud, brother: Paul McConnell, St. Louis Park, Minnesota; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 21st at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with the Reverend Glenn L. Monson officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Wednesday from 4:30 to 7:00 PM and at the church on Thursday morning for one hour before the service. In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Our Saviors Lutheran Church, the Austin Art Center or the friend's Choice.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home

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David Lewis Bonella, Jr.

1933-2014

David Lewis Bonella, Jr., 80, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, passed away on August 16, 2014, at his home, due to natural causes.

David was born December 20, 1933, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Clara Lewis and David Bonella Sr. David graduated from Ottumwa High School and went on to attend the University of Iowa. He also served in the army and was a Korean War Veteran. David was a long time Golf Professional. He spent most of his professional career at the Austin Country Club. David was a lifelong member of the PGA. He was also a member of the Elks. David loved golf, his family, and his dogs.

Survivors include his daughters, Gina Bonella Ticehurst (Gregg) of Orlando, Florida, and Meg Bonella McDaniels (Chris) of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, son Bob Bonella of Sarasota, Florida; brother John Bonella of Leawood, Kansas. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Andrew, Emily, Claire, Lucy, Adam, Carter, Blake, and Christina.

Walker Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
20 AUG 2014


David Lewis Bonella, Jr., 80

David Lewis Bonella, Jr., 80, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, passed away on Aug. 16, 2014, at his home, due to natural causes.

David was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Clara Lewis and David Bonella Sr. David graduated from Ottumwa High School and went on to attend the University of Iowa. He also served in the army and was a Korean War Veteran. David was a long time Golf Professional. He spent most of his professional career at the Austin Country Club. David was a lifelong member of the PGA. He was also a member of the Elks. David loved golf, his family, and his dogs.

Survivors include his daughters, Gina Bonella Ticehurst (Gregg) of Orlando, Florida, and Meg Bonella McDaniels (Chris) of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, son Bob Bonella of Sarasota, Florida; brother John Bonella of Leawood, Kansas. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Andrew, Emily, Claire, Lucy, Adam, Carter, Blake, and Christina.

Walker Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
21 AUG 2014

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Monico Fernandez Rangel

1950-2014

Monico Fernandez Rangel, 64, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, August 18, 2014, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Monico was born in Durango, Mexico, on May 4, 1950, to Jorge Rangel and Rafaila Fernandez.

Early in his life he was a field worker picking watermelons. He enjoyed hard work and was good at it. Monico enjoyed bike riding. He would ride everywhere he could, rain or snow. Monico lived in Owatonna, Minnesota, up until four years ago when he moved to Austin.

Monico is survived by his mother Rafaila Rangel; sisters, Linda Rangel and Maria Rangel; brother, Rafael Rangel; nephews and nieces, Omar Rangel (Allison), Adrian Cantu, Ivan Rangel, Chris Rangel, Netza Banuelos, Rosa Banuelos, Jose Rangel, Antonio Rangel, Rosalba Rangel.

Private family services are being held. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
21 AUG 2014


Monico Fernandez Rangel, 64, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, August 18, 2014, at St. Maryís Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Monico was born in Durango, Mexico, on May 4, 1950, to Jorge Rangel and Rafaila Fernandez.

Early in his life he was a field worker picking watermelons. He enjoyed hard work and was good at it. Monico enjoyed bike riding. He would ride everywhere he could, rain or snow. Monico lived in Owatonna, Minnesota, up until four years ago when he moved to Austin.

Monico is survived his mother Rafaila Rangel; sisters, Linda Rangel and Maria Rangel; brother, Rafael Rangel; nephews and nieces, Omar Rangel (Allison), Adrian Cantu, Ivan Rangel, Chris Rangel, Netza Banuelos, Rosa Banuelos, Jose Rangel, Antonio Rangel, Rosalba Rangel.

Private family services are being held. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
23 AUG 2014

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