MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 258

 

 

Donna Maye (Jorgenson, Dalager) Peterson

1932-2014

(Died November 4, 2014)

Donna M. Peterson, 82, formerly of Austin, MN, died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at All Saints Senior Living in Shakopee, Minnesota.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 10th at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with the Reverend Dale Christiansen officiating. Visitation will be Monday morning for one hour before the service.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website
6 NOV 2014


Funeral Notice: Donna Dalager Peterson, 82

Donna Dalager Peterson, 82, of Shakopee, formerly of Austin, died Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014, at All Saints Senior Living in Shakopee.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 10, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Dale Christiansen officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be held at the mortuary on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Interment: Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
7 NOV 2014


Donna Dalager Peterson, 82

Donna Dalager Peterson, 82, of Shakopee, Minnesota, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday November 4, 2014, at All Saints Senior Living in Shakopee.

Donna Maye Jorgenson was born March 22, 1932, at Otranto, Iowa, the daughter of Louis and Esther (Nelson) Jorgenson. She attended school at Lyle, Minnesota. She was married to Brad Dalager in June of 1948. They owned and operated Austin Printing and Graphics in Austin. After Brad's death Donna was married to Merle Peterson in June of 1978. They lived in Austin until moving to the southern suburbs of Minneapolis several years ago. Donna was a member of the Elks Club and the American Legion.

Donna was preceded in death by her husbands: Bradley Dalager, and Merle Peterson; son Craig Dalager; and her parents.

Donna is survived by daughters and sons-in-law: Cathy and Arnold Berg, Prior Lake, Minnesota, Kim and Mike Bellrichard, Austin, Minnesota; grandchildren: Chris Edwards, Jay Edwards, Jenny Edwards, Rebecca Amundson, Dustin Hunstiger, Aaron Bellrichard, David Bellrichard and Elizabeth Berg; great-grandchildren; sister, A.J. Jennings, Buffalo, Minnesota

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday November 10 at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Dale Christiansen officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the mortuary on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
8 NOV 2014

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Gudrun Marie (Smeby) Bulger

1921-2014

Gudrun Marie (Smeby) Bulger, 92, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at St. Marks Lutheran Home where she had resided for the past several years.

Gudrun was born November 16, 1921, to Iver and Clara (Nelson) Smeby in Moscow Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. She grew up on a farm living with her parents and grandparents. She learned to love and care for animals and the environment. She attended Country School District 120 in Freeborn County. After completing the eighth grade, state board exams were required. She graduated from Austin High School in 1939 and attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Gudrun married Donald Bulger on November 22, 1941, in Freeborn County, and was a homemaker in the early years of her married life. She was a wonderful caregiver to Donald for many years until he passed away on December 24, 1990.

Gudrun worked in retail for some time before going to work at the Austin Public School Systems for 34 years where she was a friend to all who knew her, educators and students alike. She retired at age 75.

In 1980, Gudrun and Donald were selected Good Neighbors in Austin. She was a former member of Moscow Lutheran Church, St. Olaf Lutheran Church, and currently Our Saviorís Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday School and Bible School, was a den mother for cub scouts, a member of Sumner PTA, Hormel Historic Home, Y Matrons, AAUW, and Austin area retired educators group.

In addition to her husband, Donald, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Gudrun is survived by her sons: Donald (Vicki) Bulger of Afton, Minnesota, David (Judy) Bulger of Rochester, Minnesota, Dennis (Jen Nelson) Bulger of Austin, Minnesota; daughter Denise (Joseph) Laudenbach of Brainerd, Minnesota; grandchildren: Robin Dupey, Waukesha, Wisconsin, Natalie (Harley) Terrill, Naples, Florida, Daniel (Darcy) Bulger, Kasson, Minnesota, Lisa (Kevin) Plank, Byron, Minnesota, Marie (Tom) Burrows, Lakeville, Minnesota, and Molly Laudenbach, Brainerd, Minnesota; great-grandchildren: Cassandra, Alexandra, Zachary, Jacob, Joshua, Nolan; step-great-grandchildren: Brooks and Lexi.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with the Rev. Karen Behling officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

The Bulger family extends their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Julie Olson, the staff of St. Marks Living and the staff of Heartland Hospice for the care given to "Goody."

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
24 OCT 2014

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Herbert A. Sayles

1909-1982

Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec 23, 1982 at the United Methodist Church in St. Ansgar for Herbert A. Sayles with Rev. Bruce Wittern officiating. Burial was at Rose Creek Cemetery, Mower County, Minnesota. Schroeder and Sites Funeral Home of St. Ansgar was in charge of arrangements.

Herbert A. Sayles was born September 15, 1909, the son of Cyrus B. and Clara Ames Sayles, in Austin, Minnesota. He married Marion Floy Rice on June 3, 1933 in Austin, Minnesota, and to this union three children were born, Gary, Jen and Jill.

Herbert worked for Hormel for 38 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in St. Ansgar. He was also one of the original members of the Sportsman's Club in St. Ansgar.

Herbert was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his wife, Marion of St. Ansgar; two sons, Gary of Suisun, California; and Jon of St. Ansgar; one daughter, Jill Wedeking of Austin, Minnesota; one brother, William Sayles of Austin, Minnesota; seven sisters-in-law; ten grandchildren; and great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Source: Mitchell County Press, December 29, 1982

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June "Judy" (Betts) Murphy

1930-1982

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., December 28, 1982 at First United Methodist Church for June Murphy. Rev. David Mead officiated with interment in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Austin.

She died December 24, 1982 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

June (Judy) Murphy was born June 19, 1930 in Mitchell County, the daughter of Stoddard and Winnefred Betts. She attended Osage High School.

She was united in marriage to Elton Murphy on January 14, 1948 at the Methodist Church in Osage. She was active in Austin Women's Club and a member of First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Elton B. Murphy, children: Mrs. Larry (Brenda) Bakken, Craig Murphy, Jason Murphy of Austin, Denise Murphy, Minneapolis; brothers, Phillip Betts, Waterloo, George Betts, Osage; sister, Orla Mae Potter, Osage; step-mother, Nell Betts, Riceville, half-sister, Mary Ann Vote, Riceville; grandchildren, Darcy Bakken, and Christopher Murphy.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Source: Mitchell County Press, January 5, 1983

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Deloris "Dee" (Heydt) Schmidt

1938-2014

Deloris "Dee" Schmidt, 76, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the Thornecrest Retirement Center.

Deloris Darleen was born on June 4, 1938, to Edwin and Anna (Albrecht) Heydt in New Ulm, Minnesota. She attended grade school in Sargeant, Minnesota, and she attended Austin High School. This is where she met the love of her life, David Schmidt. She married her high school sweetheart, David on Dec. 9, 1956, in Sargeant, Minnesota. The couple resided in Austin for a few years where they started their family. After a short stay in Austin, the family moved to Albert Lea, and then to Brooklyn Center for 10 years where they were caretakers of a condominium. The couple later moved back to the Albert Lea area to be closer to family.

Dee was an active member at Zion Lutheran Church, and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and enjoyed her gatherings with the "Bunco Club." Dee and Dave were also members of the CB Club, where her handle was "White Lightning." Dee enjoyed motorcycling, camping, crosswords, and playing candy crush on her kindle. All of her family agrees that she made the best homemade pizza and chocolate chip cookies! She was a kind, caring and loving person that enjoyed each moment she had with her family. She always had a bright smile, and always lent an ear to listen. She was a very positive person who was always laughing. You could tell by her unique and infectious laugh.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 59 years, Dave; children: Darla (Jim) Godtland, Dennis (Pam) Schmidt, and Dan (Pam) Schmidt, all of Albert Lea; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren with one on the way; two great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Richard (Jane) Heydt, of Bismark, North Dakota, and Marilyn (Craig) Hanson, of Northwood, Iowa; a special granddaughter, Missy Bremer; as well as many nieces, nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.

Dee is preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Anna; daughter, Dawn Tolbers; brother, Raymond (LeAnn) Heydt; and her favorite dog, Peanuts.

She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. Blessed be her memory.

A memorial service for Deloris will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church, Albert Lea. The Rev. Joel Vano will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bonnerup Funeral Chapel, Albert Lea, and again one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bonnerupfuneralservice.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
27 OCT 2014

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Mark Wayne Heim

1966-2014

#1:

Funeral Notice: Mark W. Heim, 48

Mark W. Heim, 48, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, October 24, 2014, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at Cornerstone Church, 1403 1st Avenue SW, Austin, with the Rev. David Simerson officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and at the church on Wednesday morning for one hour before the service.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
27 OCT 2014


#2:

Mark Wayne Heim 1966-2014

Mark W. Heim, 48, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, October 24, 2014, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Mark Wayne Heim was born September 24, 1966, at Austin, Minnesota, the son of Ronald Heim Sr. and Gertrude (Heemsbergen) Reitveld. Mark graduated from Austin High School in the Class of 1985. He married Jan Low on June 27, 1987, at Austin. Mark and Jan have owned and operated Ankeny's Mini Mart No. 1 in Austin for the past 14 years and he was also a printing salesman with J-C Press of Owatonna, Minnesota, for 23 years.

Mark was a member of Cornerstone Church in Austin. He was a huge fan of all Minnesota sports; he loved to golf, snowmobile, play softball, kickball, football, and broomball. He enjoyed four-wheeling, mud bogging, hiking and riding his motorcycle. Most of all, Mark loved spending time with his family and friends. His favorite band was Stryper and he travelled all over the United States to see them. He would drop everything he was doing to be there for his family and friends. He was great at giving biblically sound advice and lending a listening ear when you needed it. He touched many lives in his short time on earth and the world is a better place because of him. He will be greatly missed!

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald D. Heim, Sr.; grandparents: Evert and Marie Heemsbergen, Irene Turnmire and Ernest Heim.

Mark is survived by his wife, Jan Heim, Austin, Minnesota; daughter and son-in-law, Kelli and Noah Hamer, Morris, Minnesota; son, Brett Heim, Los Angeles, California; mother, Gert Anderson (Cornie) Rietveld, Hollandale, Minnesota; sister, Le Ann (Tom) Schommer, Nowthen, Minnesota; brother, Keith (Angela) Heim, Bertram, Texas; sister, Brenda (Tim) Wilkerson, Mobile, Alabama; brother, Ron (Sherri) Heim, Owatonna, Minnesota; step-sisters, Kathy, Sherry and Linda; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Diane and Bob Low, Austin, Minnesota; brother-in-law, Jay (Lisa) Low, Plymouth, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Amy Klein, Austin, Minnesota; nieces, nephews; great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Cornerstone Church, 1403 1st Avenue SW, Austin, with the Rev. David Simerson officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clasen Jordan Mortuary and at the church on Wednesday morning for one hour before the service.

Casket bearers will be his best friends, Tom Wuertz, Jeff Anderson, Pete Korfhage, Jarrett Korfhage, Joel Wilcox and Joey Greibrok.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
28 OCT 2014

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Dean Francis Elliott

1929-2014

#1:

Funeral Notice: Dean F. Elliott, 84

Dean F. Elliott, 84, of Adams, Minnesota, died Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center.

Service: A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating.

Visitation: There will be a 6:30 p.m. prayer service at the Adams Funeral Home on Wednesday, with a 4 to 7 p.m. visitation. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday morning for one hour before the service.

Interment: Interment will be at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Johnsburg, Minnesota.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
27 OCT 2014


#2:

Dean F. Elliott 1929-2014

Dean F. Elliott, 84, of Adams, Minnesota, died Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center.

Dean Francis Elliott was born October 28, 1929, at Stacyville, Iowa, the son of Perry and Mary (Elgas) Elliott. He attended area schools and married Virginia Mary Freund on April 26, 1951, at St. John's Catholic Church, Johnsburg, Minnesota. The Elliotts farmed in the Adams area and Dean was also a metal fabricator. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he sang in the church choir.

Dean enjoyed his life on the farm and also liked gardening, dancing, singing and laughing. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He liked to tinker on the farm and was an excellent welder.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Orian Brown, Myrna Bissen, Carol Vogel, Pauline Blaser, Alice who died at age two, and an infant brother Michael.

Dean is survived by his wife of 63 years Virginia Elliott, Adams, Minnesota; children: Kathryn and Dano Lange, Rochester, Minnesota, Paul Elliott, New Prague, Minnesota, Ann and Richard Soltau, LeRoy, Minnesota, Sharon O'Connor, Bloomington, Minnesota, Ronald Elliott, Rochester, Minnesota, Denise and Timothy Baker, Rosemount, Minnesota, Margene and Brent Gunderson, Austin, Minnesota; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters: Isabel Mullenbach, Johnsburg, Minnesota, Doris Douty, Adams, Minnesota; brother, John Elliott, Altura, Minnesota; nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, social workers, aides, Chaplin, and staff at St. Croix Hospice, Grand Meadow Health Care Center and Mayo Clinic Health System in Adams for their excellent care.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating. Interment will be at St. Johns Catholic Cemetery, Johnsburg, Minnesota. There will be a 6:30 p.m. prayer service at the Adams Funeral Home on Wednesday, where visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held at the church on Thursday morning for one hour before the service.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
28 OCT 2014

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Craig 'Gordy' Olson

1946-2014

#1:

Funeral Notice: Craig "Gordy" Olson, 68

Craig "Gordy" Olson, 68, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, Saint Marys Campus.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Karen Behling officiating.

Visitation: Will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, November 1, at the church.

Interment: Will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Oakland, Minnesota.

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

Memorials can be directed to Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Prairie Sky Apartments, or recipient of donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
28 OCT 2014


#2:

Obituary

Craig 'Gordy' Olson, age 68 of Austin, Minnesota passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, Saint Marys Campus. He was born April 14, 1946 in Austin to Arthur and Beulah (Harklau) Olson. Gordy attended school in Austin and Hayfield and was employed by Austin Achievement now Cedar Valley doing janitorial work. He liked to keep active and he enjoyed outings, watching TV game shows, and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. Gordy was a very special person to his family. His favorite times were those spent with family. While living at the Twin Towers Apartments, Gordy attended St. Olaf Lutheran Church and was a founding member of the People Needing People organization.

In 2001, Gordy retired from his job, and then moved to Prairie Sky Apartments in 2002. He considered the staff and residents of Prairie Sky as part of his family. In 2008, he gave a special talk in front of the congregation of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, where he was a charter member. During that talk, Gordy spoke of what God meant to him.

Gordy is survived by his siblings Roberta (Robert) Finneseth of Austin, Sharon Schwendemann of Burnsville, Minnesota, and Michael Olson of Oskaloosa, Iowa; sister-in-law Mary Olson of Austin; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Beulah Olson, his twin brother Gregory Olson in 2013, and his sister Debbie Marie in 1968.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Karen Behling officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 1st at the church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Oakland, MN. Memorials can be directed to Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Prairie Sky Apartments, or recipient of donor's choice. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website
18 OCT 2014

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Peter Clifford Schmidt

1933-2014

#1:

Pending Notice: Peter C. Schmidt, 81

Peter C. Schmidt, 81, of Austin and Blooming Prairie, died Monday, October 27, 2014, at the Adams Healthcare Center. Services are pending and arrangements will be announced later by Mayer Funeral Home.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
28 OCT 2014


#2:

Peter Clifford Schmidt

March 28, 1933 - October 27, 2014

Obituary--

Peter Clifford Schmidt, longtime teacher and coach at Pacelli High School, passed away October 27, 2014 at the Adams Healthcare Center after being diagnosed with Alzheimers eight years ago.

Peter was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin on March 28, 1933 and raised by Clifford and Marietta Reeths. He attended Marshfield Columbus High School until 1951 when he dropped out to join the United States Army. He was later medically discharged due to a parachuting accident while stationed in Germany. Encouraged by high school football coach, Marty Crowe, he relocated to Austin, MN to finish out high school and play football and basketball. Peter graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1953.

Peter met the love of his life, Bernadine Braun in 1953. He proposed to her in the middle of the Austin Athletic Field and they were later married June 27, 1953 at Sacred Heart Church in Adams. From this marriage came five children, Peter, Timothy, William, Paul, and Beth.

Peter attended Austin Community College to obtain his Associate's Degree and later attended Winona State University graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies. He started his coaching and teaching career in Eyota, MN in 1958 and continued his education at Mankato State University where he was awarded a Master's degree in American History in 1962.

He relocated his family to Ironwood, Michigan, where he continued to teach and coach at St. Ambrose High School. A call from Father Cunningham at Queen of Angels School brought Peter back to Austin where he taught and coached for the remainder of his 31 year career at Pacelli High School.

During his years at Pacelli, Peter enjoyed working countless hours to accomplish many of his lifelong goals and dreams. He started the Boys & Girls Track & Cross Country teams and established the Wrestling and Intramural programs. He was part of many state individual and team champions including the 1971 & 1972 Girls Champion Track teams, the 1983 & 1984 Boys Champion Track teams, and the 1992 Boys Champion Basketball team. He always said though that his greatest accomplishment was being able to teach and coach every one of his five children.

Besides his love of teaching and coaching, Peter also enjoyed playing disc golf, car rides in the country, and watching endless hours of football, basketball, and baseball. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Bernadine 'Bernie' Schmidt; five children, Peter A. (Chun Ok) Schmidt, Las Vegas, Nevada, Timothy Schmidt, Austin, William (Patty) Schmidt, Scottsdale, Arizona, Paul (Merrily) Schmidt, Austin, Beth (Dan) Trom, Blooming Prairie; brother, Doug Schmidt, Marshfield, Wisconsin; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters-in-law.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am on Friday, October 31, 2014 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes and Father Steve Peterson officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 pm on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pacelli High School, the Alzheimers Research Foundation, or charity of your choice.

Condolences may be left at www.mayerfh.com

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website
28 OCT 2014

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Annette Wilda (Michelson) Chapek

1927-2014

(August 14, 1927 - October 29, 2014)

Annette Wilda Chapek, age 87, of Elkton, Minnesota, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

Born at home on August 14, 1927 with her Grandmother as the mid-wife, Annette was the firstborn child of Alvin (Billy) and Neva (Meader) Michelson. She entered into this world weighing less then three pounds, but soon grew out of the dresser drawer that served as her 1st crib.

She graduated with honors from Albert Lea High School and attended a Secretarial Academy that landed her a job at Hormels where she became head of their secretarial pool. While roller-skating, she met Russell Chapek who could keep up with her footwork and although that skating ability didn't carry over to the dance floor, after his tour of duty in the Navy ended, they were married on January 2, 1949 in Albert Lea.

Russell's family's farm was located near Oakland and they first moved there, then to Hollandale and in 1960, they bought a family farm near Elkton, where Rodney, their son and his family continue to farm. Though a "city girl," Annette became a farmwife and loved being outdoors. In 1968 She was appointed as Postmaster to Elkton's post office and after 23 years retired from her position.

Travelling had always been a family event and she carried on that tradition with trips to 49 states, Mexico, Canada and Norway. She had an extensive stamp and coin collection and liked to fish, but her favorite time was spent with her family. She was a member of the Dexter United Methodist Church and NAPUS.

Annette's life was a testimony to her strong and loyal character. She had a quick wit, a caring soul and a kind nature, which will be missed, by her family and all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband Russell and brother Harold Mickelson.

She is survived by her children: Anita Wendt (James Kvall), Stewartville, Minnesota; Rebecca Chapek (Bill Myers) Cordova, Alaska; Russell W. (Cindy) Chapek, Lake Crystal, Minnesota; Rodney (Diane) Chapek, Elkton, Minnesota; grandchildren: Jason Wendt, Lynette (Nathan) De Cook, Melissa Johnson, Kalyn Simon, Sophia Myers, Corey (Stephanie) Chapek, Chrystal (Peter) Lindeman, Candice (Lucas) Bartel, Cassidy Chapek, Adam Chapek, Allison (Dean) Ellingson, Jacob Chapek, 18 great grandchildren; brother: Gordon Mickelson, Murray, Nebraska; brother-in-law: Albert Nasby, Hauser, Oregon; sister-in-law: Doris Simmons, Walla Walla, Washington; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM on Sunday, November 2nd at Dexter United Methodist Church with the Reverend Karen Ashton officiating. Interment will be at Dexter Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Saturday from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM and on Sunday at the church for one hour before the service.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website
30 OCT 2014
See also: Austin Daily Herald for Oct. 31, 2014


Funeral Notice: Annette W. Chapek, 87

Annette Wilda Chapek, 87, of Elkton, Minnesota, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, at Dexter United Methodist Church with the Reverend Karen Ashton officiating.

Visitation: At Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday from and at the church on Sunday for one hour before the service.

Interment: Interment will be at Dexter Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 2 NOV 2014

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Hazel (Helgeson) Halverson

1906-1983

Hazel Halverson, 76, died Saturday afternoon, January 8, 1983 at Mitchell County Memorial Hospital in Osage, Iowa. Funeral services were held on January 11, 1983 at the LeRoy Lutheran Church with Rev. D. Hanson officiating, with burial in the LeRoy Cemetery.

Hazel Viola Halverson was born on May 23, 1906, to Knute and Anna Helgeson near Lyle, Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Conrad Halverson on May 22, 1927 in Austin. They spent their early yeras on farms in northern Iowa until they purchased a farm at Taopi, Minnesota, in 1943 where they lived until retirement.

Hazel participated actively in the farming operation as well as enjoying her hobby of training and showing horses. In 1975 they moved to their home near LeRoy.

She is survived by her husband, Conrad; four daughters: Arlene (Mrs. Dean Lane) of La Mesa, Calif., JoAnn (Mrs. Virgil Underdahl) of Burnsville, Minnesota, Connie (Mrs. Dale Hendrickson) of Colwell and Linda (Mrs. LaVern Speer) of Nashua; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Clara Hass of Austin, Minnesota, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Source: Mitchell County Press-News, January 26, 1983

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Laurence Charles Priem

1912-1983

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 26, 1983, at the crane Community Chapel, Austin, Minnesota, for Laurence Charles Priem, age 70, who passed away Saturday, January 22, 1983, of a heart attack, at St. Olaf Hospital, Austin, Minnesota. Rev. J. Matt officiated at the service, with burial in the Woodbury Cemetery, Lyle, Minnesota. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin was in charge of arrangements.

Laurence Charles Priem, th eson of Fred J. and Isabel M. (Swain) Priem, w as born on June 19, 1912, in Otranto township, Mitchell County, Iowa. He attended school at Otranto and graduated from high school there in 1930.

He was united in marriage to Marvel Nason of Austin, Minnesota, on August 9, 1969.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Rohden Priem; a sister, Mae Schroeder; and a brother, Harvey Priem.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Donald L. Priem of Phoenix, Arizona; two daughters, Rosalie Rush of Osage and barbara Olsen of Albert Lea, Minnesota; one step-daughter, mary Jacobson of Duluth, Minnesota; five grandchildern, three step-grandchildren and three step great-grandchidlren; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Duenow of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Ruth Robertson of St. Ansgar.

Source: Mitchell County Press - 2 FEB 1983

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Brenda K. (Wilde) Flagg

1961-2014

Brenda K. (Wilde) Flagg, 53, of Clarkston, Washington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Brenda was born in Austin, Minnesota, on March 27, 1961, to William (Bill) Wilde, Sr. and Marjorie (Miller) Wilde. She graduated from Austin High School and attended Austin Vocational and Technical College for medical secretary. She enlisted in the Army Reserves where she met the love of her life. Del and Brenda were united in marriage on December 24, 1980, in Ephrata, Washington.

She proudly spent 13 years serving her country in the Army Reserves. Her and her husband had two beautiful children together, DJ Flagg and Amanda (Flagg) Santiago. She was a 28-year resident of Lewiston, Idaho, in which her and her husband were business owners of USA Home Center for 15 years. They decided to move to Clarkston, Washington, this past year to a beautiful home which she cherished and was proud to show people who visited. She would often start her mornings out on her front porch sipping her coffee and taking in the view. Here in the Lewis-Clark valley is where she started her business, Flagg Agency. She took pride in her business and enjoyed helping all her clients.

She loved her family with her whole heart. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her and it showed whenever she would talk about them to anyone. She loved traveling with her husband and would visit her family in Minnesota as much as she could. Her most recent trip in September with her family was to Las Vegas. Her wish was for them to have fun and make lasting memories.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Del Flagg of Clarkston, Washington; a son, DJ (Whitney) Flagg of Clarkston, Washington; a daughter, Amanda (Danny) Santiago of Lewiston, Idaho; mother-in-law, Fay Flagg of Moses Lake, Washington; brothers and sisters: Gary (Marsha) Wilde, Bruce Wilde, LuAnn Wilde-Jensen, Bill (Teresa) Wilde, Becky (Craig) Delhanty all of Austin, Minnesota, and Kelly (Mike) Pryor of Hollandale, Minnesota; brother-in-laws: Darwin (Marisha) Flagg of Hopkins, South Carolina, and Dennis (Janice) Flagg of Kent, Washington; sister-in-law, Deanna LaVoie, Moses Lake Washinton; grandchildren: Caitlin Stephens-Flagg, Bronson Flagg, Zachary Flagg-Santiago, Braden Flagg, Tyler Santiago, Jocelynn Flagg and Abigail Santiago; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her death were her parents William and Marjorie Wilde; father-in-law Ray Flagg; sisters: Mary Wilkinson and Kerry Wilde; nieces: Misty Wilde and Amy Mueller-Wilde; nephew, Shane Wilde.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 3, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1109 Chestnut Street, Clarkston, Washington. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials. You may sign the online Book of Memories at www.mtviewfuneralhome.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 2 NOV 2014

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Merle Vivian (Arett) Cahill

1915-2014

Pending Notice: Merle Cahill, 98

Merle Cahill, 98, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center, Austin. Services are pending with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
11 NOV 2014


Merle Vivian Cahill, 98, passed away November 2, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin, with the blessing of a steady stream of family and friends who had come to say goodbye to their beloved mom, grandmother and friend.

"Merle Viv" was a lifelong Austin resident, born on December 31, 1915, at St. Olaf Hospital to George and Ellen (Torgerson) Arett. Merle attended Lincoln Elementary School and Austin High School, completing the ninth grade before she had to quit school to work full-time to help her family. An excellent student, this was one of her very few regrets in life. Merle was confirmed at St. Olaf Church and had a solid Christian faith.

She married her beloved husband James E. Cahill on September 2, 1939, at Queen of Angels. Part of the "greatest generation," Merle worked at Hormel Foods through her husbandís duty in the South Pacific during World War II. Merle and Jim added to the baby boom generation, having five children, and it was her greatest joy to become a full-time mother and homemaker.

Merle was an outstanding cook and baker, going fully over the top decorating and making special foods for every holiday. She assisted Jim in holding weekend auctions and together they were active in service clubs, especially the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Merle had good business sense and became a top Avon sales lady for many years, enjoying her business.

Merle had a passionate interest in life and people. She enjoyed travel, especially Ireland, Germany and Norway and her special favorites in the U.S. were Washington, D.C. and the Big Island of Hawaii. Always savvy about current events, sports, political issues or some subject in life that caught her attention, Merle was fun and interesting to talk with. Indeed, her generous heart, quick wit and practical wisdom made her a favorite with all who knew her.

"Merle the Pearl," "Grammy Mammy" and "Merley Perley" will be missed by her family who love her so deeply.

She is survived by her five children: James E. Cahill (Laura), Riverside, California, Nancy (Jerry) Ulwelling, Austin, Sandra (Michael) Krug, Chicago, Illinois, Michael Cahill, Austin, and Gail Dennison, Austin. Merle had nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Merle was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim; and all her siblings: Chet, Edward, Alfred and Agnes (Schultz), all of Austin.

It is with hearts of gratitude that the family thanks the wonderful management and staff of Sacred Heart Care Center. Their outstanding care of Merle has made this chapter of our lives comforting and easier.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 7, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dave Simerson officiating. Visitation to celebrate Merle's life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com. Rest in peace, Merley.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
04 NOV 2014

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Jean (John) Folke Wiren

1920-2014

Jean Folke Wiren (John) was born on January 31, 1920, in Helsinki, Finland. John passed away on November 4, 2014, at the Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin, Minnesota, at the age of 94.

John immigrated at a very early age to Rifton, New York, from Helsinki with his familyó father John Paul, mother Kerttu and sister Doris, where he lived through high school. John graduated from Kingston High School in 1938, where he was a football and track star. Upon graduation from high school, John attended the University of Texas where he was captain of the track team and president of the Pledge Club of the Sigma Epsilon Fraternity. He was studying to be an electrical engineer.

Johnís first university experience was cut short when he was drafted in 1943 to the United States Army as a flight navigator. John was stationed in Pocatello, Idaho, and proudly served his country, receiving the rank of captain in World War II. John finished his electrical engineering degree at Cal Tech after being honorably discharged from the Army at the end of the war. John joined Honeywell in 1947 where he worked and climbed the corporate ranks for more than 30 years. John seemed to excel at everything that he did.

John met the love of his life, Jean Elizabeth Knowlton in 1949. It was love at first sight with Jean, a widower and her three children: William Karl, Candace Jean, Susan Jane. John and Jean added to their family with the addition of a daughter, Martha Ann in 1952. John and Jean were happily married for 50 years until her death in 2000. John loved his family and was as wonderful a grandfather (and great-grandfather) as he was a father. He had eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was known as Boppa to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Regardless if you called him dad, Boppa, or son, he was a very special man. He had the most open and wonderful heart. He called it like he saw it, and was right more often that not. He filled every room with happiness, positivity and jokes. If you were having a bad day, you just called John and his exuberance would undoubtedly rub off on you. John, dad, Boppa will be sadly missed by his family; old and new and his many, many friends.

John is survivors by son William Karl Avery; daughters: Candace Jean Jones, Martha Ann Behrle, and Susan Jane Sween of Austin.

Private family services will be held at a later date with interment at Oakwood Cemetery in Floyd, Iowa.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
6 NOV 2014

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Janice M. (Haugland) Duncan

1942-2014

Janice M. Duncan, 71, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, November 3, 2014, at Stacyville Community Nursing Home in Stacyville, Iowa.

Janice was born November 11, 1942, in Austin, Minnesota, to Andrew and Hilda (Rudlong) Haugland. She attended Austin High School, and then began her working career with American Can in Austin, and later Hormel. Jan was united in marriage to Gary Duncan, and they later divorced. After years away from Austin, she returned home and worked with her sister Rochelle in real estate with Century 21. Jan had a passion for many things in her life. Her interests included flowers, baking, gardening, crocheting afghans, quilting, and painting.

She was a longtime member of the Austin Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary Aerie No. 703, enjoyed an occasional trip to the casino, and loved dining out with her friends and family. Janís family would like to thank Habitat for Humanity for painting her home in Austin and the Austin Kiwanis Club for providing the paint, and friends at St. Olaf Church in Austin for their gift of a special prayer shawl. Special acknowledgement to the Stacyville Community Nursing Home for their compassion in caring for Jan, as well as many other area care providers that assisted her along the way.

Jan is survived by her children: Mark (Margo) Sampsell, and Candice Sampsell Kieran; sisters: Rochelle Jensen, and Patti Page (Jeff Bendickson); grandchildren: Elizabeth Sampsell and friend Ryan Ennis, Bobby Olson, and Samantha Sampsell; step-sisters: Florence Maloney, and Marlys Farris; sisters-in-law: Elvina Haugland Solomonson, and Elsie Haugland; many adored nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew Haugland and Hilda Rudlong Haugland Page; brothers: Donald (Blanche) Haugland, Floyd Haugland, Albert (Valerie) Haugland, Sherman Haugland, and Harry Page Jr.; step-father Harry Page, Sr.; step-mother Clara Haugland; step-brothers: Robert Bray, and Beryle Bray; brother-in-law Frank Jensen.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Janís family will greet friends on Saturday morning for one hour prior to services, at the funeral home. Memorials can be directed to Janís family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
6 NOV 2014

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Beverly June (Bennett) Orshek

1927-2014

(May 19, 1927 - November 4, 2014)

Beverly June (Bennett) Orshek, 87, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2014, due to complications from a stroke.

She graduated from Clearwater High School and attended Midland College, after which she taught school.

Beverly's greatest joys were her husband, children, grandchildren, family, friends, and her volunteer activities. She was a past deacon and elder in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, a Girl Scout leader, a member of PEO and the Austin Floral Club, and a volunteer at the Austin Hospital.

She was voted world's best grandma by her five grandchildren, who visited Austin often, including every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Her passions included cooking, bridge, tennis, and going out with friends on Friday nights.

Beverly is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Richard; her two daughters: Kathy Zils (Jim) of Libertyville, Illinois, and Lynne Crist (Jim) of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; five grandchildren: Jon Zils, Sarah O'Connell (John), Kate Shannon (Chris), Amy Crist, and Jeff Crist (Ashley); and two great grandchildren: Addy O'Connell and Madeline Shannon.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Katherine and Raymond Bennett of Clearwater, Nebraska; two brothers and one sister.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin with services at 11 a.m. on Nov. 7 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be preferred and appreciated, sent to Lambs Farm, 14245 W Rockland Road, Libertyville, IL 60048.

Sources: Austin Daily Herald website 6 NOV 2014 and
Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home

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Richard Casper Hessenius

1920-2014

(December 28, 1920 - November 4, 2014)

Richard C. Hessenius, 93 of Austin died Tuesday November 4, 2014 at the Cedars of Austin.

Richard Casper Hessenius was born December 28, 1920 at Brownsdale, Minnesota, the son of Ned E. and Alice (Voogd) Hessenius. He graduated from Pacelli High School in the class of 1939. While in high school he earned the title of State Discus champion. On December 8th, 1942 he enlisted in the US Navy, serving as a signalman during World War II. He was a retired employee of the Hormel Foods Corporation and had been a member of the Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams and Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Austin.

Richard loved all sports and enjoyed playing cribbage. He was also an expert at crypto quips and solving crossword puzzles.

Richard was preceded in death by his daughter Mary Jacobson, his parents, two sisters, one brother and son-in-law Alan Jacobson.

He is survived by his children, Gary (Bev) Hessenius, Rose Creek, Minnesota, Diane Palumbo, Austin, Minnesota, Mark (Vicki) Hessenius, Dexter, Minnesota, Craig (Linda) Hessenius, Rochester, Minnesota, Joel (Lisa) Hessenius, New Richland, Minnesota; grandchildren, Lisa, Chris, Ryan, Tony, Eric, Heather, Ben, Leah, Elizabeth, Shannon, Jordan and Nicole; great grandchildren, Hera, Wynnston, Jons, Madyson, Kleyton, Bryer, Camylle, Brinley, Nik, Lydia, Mitchell, Zach and Azi.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday November, 7th at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Reverend Glenn Monson officiating. Interment will be at the Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM Friday until the time of the service.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website
6 NOV 2014

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Dorothy Mae Anderson

1925-2014

(September 12, 1925 - November 6, 2014)

Dorothy M. Anderson, 89, formerly of Adams, Minnesota, died Thursday, November 6, 2014 at The Villa at St. Louis Park in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Arrangements are pending with the Adams Funeral Home.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website
6 NOV 2014


Dorothy Mae Anderson

(September 12, 1925 - November 6, 2014)

Dorothy Mae (Hass) Anderson, age 89, formerly of Adams, Minnesota, died November 6, 2014 at her care home, the Villa of St. Louis Park.

Dorothy will be remembered as a wonderful cook and baker who brought kringla, lefse, cookies or banana bread to every gathering, as well as an expert seamstress, knitter, and quilter. She loved Bingo, cards, and camping. No typical "sweet little old lady," she had a flair for one-liners and loved a practical joke. Her many grandchildren were her great joy and pride.

Dorothy was born September 12, 1925 on her family farm in Freeborn County near Wells, Minnesota, to William Henry and Josie Mae (Corner) Hass as the second youngest of 10 children. Dorothy's father emigrated from Germany at age 8. He died in 1932, leaving Dorothyís brother Bill to run the farm. Dorothy found snapping turtles in the Cobb River by her home, played "house" in the tall ditch grasses with her sisters, and did chores on the farm. As a teen, she snuck up to Minneapolis to see Groucho Marx at the Orpheum and was pulled onstage to dance with Groucho!

Dorothy graduated from Freeborn High School in 1942 and married Arnold Anderson. They had three children: Judy, LaMarr, and William (Drew). When her marriage ended, she wed Gahard "Gay" Eldeen Anderson on May 4, 1957, becoming stepmother to his daughters Ila and Glenda. Gay adopted her children and they had a daughter, Dea. They settled in Frost and moved to Adams in 1963, becoming members of Little Cedar Lutheran Church. Their acreage southwest of town boasted a huge vegetable garden, raspberry patch, and gorgeous flower beds. After Gay's death, Dorothy lived in Northside Apartments in Adams from 1990 to 2007, when she moved to Robbinsdale.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and siblings; her husband, Gay; her daughter Judy Hamson, son LaMarr Anderson, and two grandchildren, Bradley Quade and David Hamson.

She is survived by her son Drew (Carol) Anderson of St. Paul; daughter Dea Anderson of Robbinsdale; stepdaughters Ila (Dick) Hoberg of Sauk Rapids and Glenda Sapp of Buffalo Center, Iowa; son-in-law Ernie Hamson of Wells and daughter-in-law Marsha Anderson of Waseca; 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life is planned for immediate family on November 13 with a burial to follow at Little Cedar Lutheran Cemetery on Saturday, November 15, in Adams, Minnesota. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website

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Margaret Ann (Perl) Grimley

1930-2014

Margaret Ann Grimley, 84, of Austin, died Monday, November 3, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System Austin.

She was born in Austin on June 4, 1930, to Albert and Mary (Langan) Perl. She attended St. Augustine High School where she was a cheerleader and homecoming queen. She graduated in 1948. She worked at Austin State Bank right out of high school.

Margaret married Gerald Grimley on June 10, 1950, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin. To this unio n, four children were born. She was a homemaker who loved to cook and bake. She was known as the "neighborhood mom" because she always had kids over at their home. Margaret worked at Norwest Bank for a short period of time when the kids were older.

Margaret was a charter member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. She was a member of a rosary club and a bridge club. She loved to watch football. She would watch Joe Montana and more recently, Tom Brady play almost every Sunday. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She will be truly missed.

Margaret is survived by her husband Gerald of Austin; children: Gayle Knutson of Austin, Greg (Sherri) Grimley of Brownsdale, Mark (Deb) Grimley of Lake City, Michele (Jim) Headington of Mankato; grandchildren: Becca Grimley, Bryan (Brittany) Grimley, Lynn Headington, Matt Grimley, Elliot Grimley and Kelly Headington; great-grandchildren: Micah Peterson and Keira Grimley; along with many nieces and nephews.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Rosie and Rita.

A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Fr. Dale Tupper officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at Mayer Funeral Home with a prayer service starting at 6:45 p.m. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Online Condolences can be made at www.mayerfh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
5 NOV 2014

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Lois Elaine (Barneck) Placek

1921-2014

Lois Elaine Placek, 93, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.

Lois was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota, on October 16, 1921, to Faville and Ella (Madson) Barneck. She married Richard Placek on October 5, 1942. Lois was a homemaker and raised five children. She loved to garden, knit and sew. She was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church.

Lois loved children and was always taking care of her grandchildren and her children's friends. They all thought of her as a second mom. She was gifted with a great sense of humor. There was always laughter in the room when she was there. Up until her passing, she was still making people laugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Placek; sons: David Placek, and James Placek; and sister-in-law Virgina Prange.

Lois is survived by her daughters: Patricia (Roy) Taylor, Flora Vista, New Mexico, Pamela (Arnold) Schwamm, Wabasha, Minnesota, and Amy Placek, Blooming Prairie, Minnesota; daughter-in-law Karen Placek; grandchildren: Jason (Manuela) Libersky, Michelle (Timothy) Davis, Derek Placek, Allison (Taryn) Sellers, Kimberly Placek, Melissa Placek (Jason Brossoit), Alan Adams (Megan) and Alex Enright; great-grandchildren: Michael Davis, Jacob Davis, Rayanna Placek, Gabrielle Brossoit, Shelby Brossoit, Mason Brossoit and Anton Libersky; sister Betty Derby, Kasson, Minnesota; brother Kenneth Barneck, Taiwan; brother-in-law Kenneth (Doreen) Placek, Castaic, California; nieces, nephews; and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 8, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Elizabeth Endicott officiating. Visitation will be for one hour before the service.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
7 NOV 2014

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Lesley O. Martin

1943-2014

Obituary

Mr. Lesley O. Martin, age 71 of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester-Saint Marys Campus.

He was born August 12, 1943 in Pierre, South Dakota, the son of Omar and Gladys (Newmen) Martin. Les grew up in Pierre, graduating from high school there before joining the United States Navy. He served his country from 1962-1964. On April 6, 2005, he married Judy M. Wilson in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Les worked at various schools and healthcare facilities over the years. He served as an advocate for the handicapped in Mower County, and enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. Most of his life was spent living between South Dakota and Minnesota.

Les is survived by his wife Judy Martin of Austin; his children Dean Christianson of Washington, Cindy Limberg of Watertown, South Dakota, Terri Harold of Yankton, South Dakota, Tammy Roubideaux, also of Yankton, Susan Bogacz of Omaha, Nebraska, Angie Martin of Austin, Brian Martin of Austin, Mark Mortenson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Trish Marin, Tammy Mortenson, Becky (Felix) Curtis, all of Austin; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Rev. Dr. Stephen DeFor officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date. Memorials in memory of Les can be directed to the Martin Family.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website
7 NOV 2014
Also see: Austin Daily Herald, 11-8-2014

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Donald Lou Nikolas

1930-1983

Funeral services were held at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin, Minnesota, on Thursday, February 24, 1983 for Donald Lou Nikolas, age 52. He was a former Osage, Iowa, resident, who died on Tuesday, February 22, 1983, at the Rochester Methodist Hospital. Father Paul Nelson officiated at the service with burial in the Calvary Cemetery. The Mayer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Lou Nikolas was born on November 6, 1930 in Marble Rock, Iowa, the son of Edward and Marie Nikolas. He graduated from the Charles City High School.

On April 25, 1953 he was united in marriage to Beverly Meighan, in New Hampton, Iowa.

He was a salesman for Nordaas Ameircan Homes of Minnesota Lake and on the board of directors and vice president of sales.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clair.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly of Austin; one son, Joey of Austin; four daughters: Mrs. Gary (Barb) Francis and Mrs. Brad (Donna) Conrad of St. Ansgar, Iowa, Kerri Nikolas of Austin; four brothers: Leo of Burlington; Earl of Greene, Eugene of Osage and Edwald of Downey, Calif.; three sisters: Mrs. Charles (Pauline) Vala of Charles City, Iowa, Mrs. Russ (Bette) Ewoldt of Wayzata, Minnesota, and Francys Ferch of Cedar Rapids.

SOURCE: Mitchell County [Iowa] Press, 2 MAR 1983

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Robert William Clark

1894-1958

Robert William Clark, LeRoy, Minnesota, died at his home Sunday morning. He was 63 and had been a resident of LeRoy for 30 years.

Survivors are his wife and five sons: R. LeRoy Clark, Van Nys, Calif.; Robert Clark, Jr., and Donald Clark, Mason City, Iowa; Orville and Chester Clark, LeRoy.

Services will be Wednesday at LeRoy.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
10 Feb 1958


Minnesota Death Certificate Index--

CLARK, ROBERT WILLIAM
Date of Birth: 04 Oct 1894
Place of Birth: OUT OF STATE
Mother Maiden Name: HARRIS
Date of Death: 09 Feb 1958
County of Death: MOWER

(Credit: S. Bell)

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Pearl Heskett Caspari

1906-1958

Mrs. Pearl Heskett Caspari, 51, died Saturday evening at Anker Hospital, St. Paul. She was injured when struck by a car while crossing the street in St. Paul, Friday night.

A former resident of Austin and Blooming Prairie, Mrs. Caspari is survived by three children: Mrs. Bernard Johnson (Helen), Randolph, Minnesota, Mrs. Joe Kodl (Fern), Thorpe, Wis., and Raymond Peterson, St. Paul; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heskett, Austin; four brothers: Ray Heskett, Albert Lea, Ben Heskett, Olympia, Wash., Chester Heskett, Lakeville, Minn., and Glen Heskett, Owatonna; a sister, Mrs. Mae Thompson Gulden, Austin.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Austin Daily Herald, Monday, February 10, 1958, Austin, Minnesota]


Minnesota Death Certificate Index--

CASPARI, PEARL
Date of Birth: 08 Mar 1906
Place of Birth: OUT OF STATE
Mother Maiden Name: UNKNOWN
certid# 1958-MN-027586
Date of Death: 08 Feb 1958
County of Death: RAMSEY

(Credit: S. Bell)

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Peter J. Heimer

1861-1958

Peter J. Heimer, 96, died early Sunday morning at St. Olaf Hospital.

He resided at 406 S. Burr Oak, and is survivd by five sons, Edward of Cameron, Wisconsin, Ernest, Carl, Henry and Eugene of Austin; four daughters, Mrs. Matthew Schaefer, Rose Creek, Mrs. Esther Boyington, San Diego, California, Mrs. William Klapperick and Mrs. Raymond Klapperick, Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
Monday, 10 Feb 1958


Funeral services for Peter J. Heimer, 406 S. Burr Oak, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Rosary service will be at 8 p.m. today at the Mayer Funeral Home.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
Monday, 10 Feb 1958


Minnesota Death Certificate Index--

HEIMER, PETER
Date of Birth: 17 Sep 1861
Place of Birth: OUT OF STATE
Mother Maiden Name: YAMLER
Date of Death: 09 Feb 1958
County of Death: MOWER

(Credit: S. Bell)

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James Allen Johnson

1928-1958

James Allen Johnson, 29, died Saturday evening at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, following a short illness.

He resided at 508 Myrtle and was operator of the Clark Super 100 Station, 404 N. Chatham.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Klingfus Johnson; a brother, Dale Johnson, Austin; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Joel Johnson, Austin Rt. 1.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Monday, February 10, 1958, Austin, Minnesota


Funeral services for James A. Johnson, 508 Myrtle, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at St. John's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Robert Hamp officiating. Interment will be in Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the Worlein Funeral Home until 12 o'clock noon Tuesday and at the church from 1 to 2 p.m.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Monday, February 10, 1958, Austin, Minnesota


Minnesota Death Certificate Index

JOHNSON, JAMES A.
Date of Birth: 19 Sep 1928
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: UNKNOWN
Date of Death: 08 Feb 1958
County of Death: OLMSTED

(Credit: S. Bell)

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Mae Corrigan

1879-1958

Mrs. Mae Corrigan, 78, died Sunday morning at her home, 610 S. Fourth.

Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Harry Rosskopf (Effie), Owatonna, Mrs. Irving Wilder (Lillian), Austin, Mrs. Morse Decker (Esther), Mclntire, Mrs. Lynn Cashman (Amy), Seattle, Wash.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Monday, February 10, 1958, Austin, Minnesota


Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Corrigan, 610 S. Fourth, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Worlein Funeral Home, the Rev. C. Gordon Beale officiating. Interment will be in LeRoy Cemetery.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Monday, February 10, 1958, Austin, Minnesota


Minnesota Death Certificate Index

CORRIGAN, MAE
Date of Birth: 02 Mar 1879
Place of Birth: OUT OF STATE
Mother Maiden Name: WARNER
Date of Death: 09 Feb 1958
County of Death: MOWER

(Credit: S. Bell)

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Mary Naulin

1877-1958

Mrs. Mary Naulin, 80, died early Sunday morning at St. Olaf Hospital. She resided at 510 N. Ash.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Theodore Hays (Elinor), White Bear Lake. Mrs. H. 0. Swan (Helen), Mrs. Robert Jacobs (Viola) and Mrs. LaVern Meehl (Marian), Austin, and Mrs. Harold Dedrlck (Stella), Anoka; two sons, Edward Naulin, Owatonna, and Clarence Naulin, Austin; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren: a sister, Mrs. Amnmda Goetsch, Waltham; a brother, Ferd Schrieber, Brownsdale.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Monday, February 10, 1958, Austin, Minnesota


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Naulin, 510 N. Ash, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church, the Rev. S. M. Schreitmueller officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Jordan Mortuary until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church before the service. The family prefers memorials.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Monday, February 10, 1958, Austin, Minnesota


Minnesota Death Certificate Index--

NAULIN, MARY
Date of Birth: 24 Mar 1877
Place of Birth: OUT OF STATE
Mother Maiden Name: BIELKE
Date of Death: 09 Feb 1958
County of Death: MOWER

(Credit: S. Bell)

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Ella Sophia Halverson

1880-1958

Mrs. Ella Halverson, 77, died Sunday morning at St. Olaf Hospital.

Her home was at 503 Elm, but the past few months, she had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Adena Swanson, 1915 E. Water.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Calvin Bellinger (Gertrude), Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Clark Conklin (Margaret), Jasper, Mo., Mrs. Lowell Vermilyea (Bernlce), Mrs. Swanson and Mrs. Russell Hegge (Lorraine), Austin.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Monday, February 10, 1958, Austin, Minnesota


Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Halverson, 503 Elm, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, the Rev. Paul Hanson officiating.

Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Albert Lea. Friends may call at the Worlein Funeral Home from 5 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Wednesday and at the church in Albert Lea from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Monday, February 10, 1958, Austin, Minnesota
(Credit: S. Bell)


MINNESOTA DEATH CERTIFICATES INDEX--

HALVORSON, ELLA SOPHIA
Date of Birth: 06 Oct 1880
Place of Birth: OUT OF STATE
Mother Maiden Name: VOULDSON
certid# 1958-MN-010402
Date of Death: 09 Feb 1958
County of Death: MOWER

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Constance (Bovim) Golberg

1914-1958

Mrs. J. E. (Phil) Golberg, 44, died Sunday night at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

Surviving are her husband, manager of the Terp Ballroom and Mower County chairman of the March of Dimes; a son, Richard; a daughter, Virginia; her father, John H. Bovim, Austin; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Windahl, Kensington, Minn.; a brother, Paul T. Bovlm, Minneapolis. The family resides at 701 Nicholsen.

Mrs. Golberg suffered a ruptured blood vessel on the surface of the brain January 27, and was transferred from St. Olaf Hospital to Rochester, February 2, where she underwent surgery.

The former Constance Bovim was a teacher at Appleton, Minnesota, before coming here in 1936, as a physical education instructor of Austin Public Schools. At the lime of her marriage to Golberg in June, 1940, she was teaching physical education at the University of Minnesota. She had just recently started as a substitute teacher at Austin High School.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Monday, February 10, 1958, Austin, Minnesota


Funeral services for Mrs. J. E. (Phil) Golberg, 701 Nicholsen will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the Rev. G. C. Knutson officiating. Interment will be at Six Mile Grove Cemetery, near Lyle. There will be no reviewal. Friends may call at the Jordan Mortuary until 12 o'clock noon Wednesday and at the church.

The family prefers memorials.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Monday, February 10, 1958, Austin, Minnesota
(Credit: S. Bell)


MRS. JAHNEL GOLBERG RITES HELD IN AUSTIN

Funeral services for Mrs. Jahnel Golberg, age 44, who passed away following major surgery at St. Mary's hospital in Rochester February 9, were held Wednesday February 12 at Our Savior's Lutheran church in Austin with interment at Six Mile Grove cemetery east of Lyle.

Constance Bovim was born February 25, 1914, at Minneapolis, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bovim. She received her education in Minneapolis and was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and also taught at the University, and was a Physical Education teacher at Austin, Minn., high school.

June 17, 1940, she married Jahnel Golberg and they established their home in Austin where they have lived since. Two children born to this union survive. She was preceded in death by her mother. Survivors are her husband and one son, Richard, and one daughter, Virginia, one sister, Mrs. Virginia Windahl of Kensington, Minnesota, and one brother, Paul Bovim, of Minneapolis.

-- C. R.

SOURCE: the St. Ansgar Enterprise, 27 Feb. 1958, page 8, column 6
Credit: Mitche Helle and S. Bell


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING CONSTANCE GOLBERG--

U.S. City Directories 1821-1989

Name: Constance M Golberg
Spouse: Johnel E Golberg
Residence: year - Austin , Minnesota, USA


1940 U.S. Census
Name: Constance Bovim
Birth: abt 1913 - Minnesota
Residence: 1935 - Minnetonka, Hennepin, Minnesota
Residence: Minnetonka, Hennepin, Minnesota


1920 U.S. Census
Name: Constance M. Bovim
Birth: abt 1914 - Minnesota
Residence: 1920 - city, Hennepin, Minnesota

Credit: S. Bell

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William D. Bellrichard

1938-2014

William D. Bellrichard, 76, of Eagan, Minnesota, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on November 5, 2014.

Bill served his country in the US Air Force and was employed with NWA for 32 years. Bill had a passion for golfing and enjoyed bowling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Esther; and son, Timothy.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann; daughter, Tami (Tom) McBeain; grandson, Drew (Mackensie); siblings: Jim, Joyce, Sharon, Bob, John, Joe, and Coleen; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, November 21, 2014, at the White Funeral Home Chapel, 14560 Pennock Ave., Apple Valley (952-432-2001) with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to service. Interment will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
8 NOV 2014


William D. Bellrichard

(October 7, 1938 - November 5, 2014)

U.S. Veteran

William D. Bellrichard, age 76, of Eagan, Minnesota, passed away on November 5, 2014.

Bill served his country honorable in the US Air Force for four years and was employed with NWA for 32 years as a mechanic. He was a member of the Apple Valley Legion Club Post 1776. Bill's passion was being out on Hidden Greens Golf Course in Hastings with his special friends, Bill & John. He also enjoyed bowling with his teammates at Cedarvale Bowl. Bill enjoyed early, early morning coffee with his buddies at the Holiday station on Lexington and Diffley in Eagan. He will be deeply missed.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Don and Esther and son, Timothy.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann; daughter, Tami (Tom) McBeain; grandson, Drew (Mackensie) McBeain; siblings, Jim (Joyce), Joyce (Denny) Anderson, Sharon (Richard) Jax, Bob (Barb), John (Mary), Joe (Sue) and Coleen (Burnie) Hanson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Memorial service will be held 11 AM Friday, November 21, 2014 at the White Funeral Home Chapel, 14560 Pennock Ave., Apple Valley (952-432-2001) with a gathering of family and friends 1 hr. prior to service. Interment, will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Source: www.whitefuneralhomes.com


From Peoplefinders.ws:

BELLRICHARD, WILLIAM D (Age 76)
EAGAN, MN
SAINT PAUL, MN
MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Possible Relatives:
BELLRICHARD, MARY ANN (Age 67)

Note: The funeral home website gave his year of birth as 1948, which is wrong, so I changed it to 1938. (K. Kittleson)

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Annette Renee Bissen

1981-1983

Funeral services were held Monday, February 28, 1983, at Sacred Heart Church for Annette Bissen, with Father Herman officiating. Burial was at St. John's Cemetery.

Annette Renee Bissen, one and one half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bissen of rural Rose Creek died Friday afternoon, February 25, 1983, at st. Olaf Hospital, Austin, Minnesota. She was born on August 29, 1981 at Austin.

In Addition to her parents, survivors include two sisters, Amy and Tricia; two brothers, Andrew and Brian; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Rone of rural Dexter; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bissen of Stacyville, Iowa; uncles, Aunts, great-uncles and great-aunts and cousins.

Source: Mitchell County [Iowa] Press, 9 MAR 1983

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