MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 259

 

 

Viva Leona (Haney) Bawek

1920-2014

Viva Leona Bawek, 94, was born to eternal life on November 7, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester, St. Marys Campus following a short illness.

Viva was born on March 10, 1920, to Robert and Nellie (DeRemer) Haney on a farm near Austin. She was the sixth of eight children, and when she was nine, her family moved to a farm between Rose Creek and Elkton. Viva loved the country school she attended. She had many wonderful memories of riding in a horse-drawn bus, winning a declamatory contest, singing with a sextet on a Twin Cities radio station, cheerleading and playing basketball. She loved playing with her siblings and riding her pony Mott.

Viva married Gilbert Bawek on October 20, 1936, in St. Peters Catholic Church in Rose Creek. They had six children and celebrated 61 years of marriage. Viva and Gilbert spent the early years of their marriage working on farms with various family members and later moved to Austin, where she was a homemaker and an "Avon Lady" and also worked at Cleveland Hardware and Sears. Viva and Gilbert were charter members of Queen of Angels and later joined the St. Augustine parish family. Viva was an active member of her church unit and loved working the bingo events. She was also a member of Women of the Moose and the Eagles Auxiliary and volunteered with the American Red Cross.

Viva had a special talent for music; she could play the accordion, the organ, and the piano by ear. She loved to dance and was stiff competition in the card game of 500. She will also be remembered for her homemade bread, chocolate chip cookies and signature lemon pie, and the afghans she crocheted for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Viva enjoyed traveling; her favorite destinations included Hawaii, Alaska, London, and Pasadena, California, for the Rose Bowl Game.

In October 2012, Viva decided to leave her home of 60 years and move to Sacred Heart Assisted Living. A whole new chapter of life began there as she made new friends and reunited with people she previously knew. She loved her apartment, the staff and the fun they all shared together.

Viva was proud of her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She is survived by her children: LaVonne (Donald) Dokken, and Darwin (Maureen) of Austin; son-in-law Robert Dahlback of Austin; brother Jonas (Loretta) Haney of Austin; sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren: Cynthia (Mark) Cassellius of Onalaska, Wisconsin, Thomas Underdahl of Abingdon, Virginia, Carri Morse of Rosemount, Cathy (Chris) Cahak of Mosinee, Wisconsin, Shawn Sollie of Edina, Lori (Tom) Martin of Pine Island, Darci (Tim) Martin of Crystal Lake, Illinois, Kris (Tim) Burkey of Austin, Scott (Tamara) Bawek of San Diego, California, Michelle "Mickey" (Dwight) Smith of Austin, and Jeff (girlfriend Bridget Schmidt) Bawek of Austin.

She is also survived by great-grandchildren: Ashley Ryder, Brescia (Joseph) Berg, Courtney and Caitlin Morse, Stephanie and Samantha Sollie, Nicholas (fiance Samantha O'Connor) Wiechmann, Elizabeth and Isaac Rosenthal, Jordan, Blake and Ethan Martin, Tyler, Treigh and Tatem Burkey, Jake and Jesse Smith, Olivia Bawek, and Cassidy, Noah, Alec and Cooper Bawek; and three great-great-grandchildren: Brooklyn Ryder, and Patrick and Kaden Wiechmann. She was looking forward to welcoming two more great-great-grandchildren in the spring. Also included as survivors are many nieces and nephews; two goddaughters; sister JoAnn Haney, O.S.F. and Lori Donnelly; and a special cousin Agnes Waters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Nellie; husband, Gilbert; children: Gary, Pamela, Beverly Dahlback, and Marlene (Donald) Jensen; and siblings and in-laws, Mildred (Norman) Nicholson, Myron (Christina) Haney, Almon (Lurena) Haney, Alta (Louis) Klingfus, Ruby (Donald) Underdahl, Marshall (Katherine) Haney.

A visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, in the chapel at Sacred Heart Care Center, 1200 12th St. SW in Austin, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at St. Augustines Parish, 405 4th St. in Austin, with Father James Steffes, officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment at Calvary Cemetery will follow. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com. The Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with the arrangements. Memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Assisted Living or the Hormel Institute.

May the road rise to meet you, and may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Rest in peace, Grandma.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
10 NOV 2014

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Myrtle I. Anderson

1919-2014

Funeral Notice: Myrtle I. Anderson, 94

Myrtle I. Anderson, 94, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, November 8, 2014, at St. Marks Lutheran Home in Austin.

Service: A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel.

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

Interment: Interment will be in Bear Creek Lutheran Cemetery, Grand Meadow, Minnesota.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
10 NOV 2014


Myrtle Inez Anderson

(December 13, 1919 - November 8, 2014)

Myrtle Inez Anderson, age 94, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014 at St. Marks Lutheran Home in Austin.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 14th at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with the Reverend Dale R. Christiansen officiating. Pianist will be Neal Erickson and soloist will be Kiven Lukes. Interment will be in Bear Creek Lutheran Cemetery, Grand Meadow, Minnesota. There will be visitation on Friday morning for one hour before the service.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website
10 NOV 2014


Myrtle Inez Anderson, 94, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014, at St. Marks Lutheran Home in Austin.

Myrtle was born December 13, 1919, in Adams, Minnesota, to Henry and Andrea (Erickson) Anderson. For 12 years she attended school at Elkton, graduating in 1938. She was a retired employee of the Hormel Foods Corporation and a past member of Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester.

Myrtle enjoyed music, dancing, reading and baking, and spending time with her friends.

She is survived by her cousins: Allan (Della) Anderson, Valley City, North Dakota, Harley (Ruth) Anderson, Bismarck, North Dakota, Wes Anderson, Valley City, North Dakota, Steven Anderson, Valley City, North Dakota, Charles Anderson, Los Angeles, California, Peggy Northrup, Punta Gorda, Florida, Robert Anderson, Rochester, Minnesota, Laura Fox, Arlington, Virginia; and her good friends Dorothy Weber; and her family all of Austin, Minnesota.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents; brother Sidney of Babbit, Minnesota; sister Isabelle of Rochester, Minnesota; infant brother, Howard; and very special friend Art Fann.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 14, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Dale R. Christiansen officiating. Pianist will be Neal Erickson and soloist will be Kiven Lukes. Visitation will be on Friday morning at the mortuary for one hour before the service. Interment will be in Bear Creek Lutheran Cemetery, Grand Meadow, Minnesota.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
11 NOV 2014
Also see Austin Daily Herald
13 NOV 2014

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Francis Sorg

1917-2014

Francis Sorg, 96, of Owatonna, Minnesota, died Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Koda Living Community.

Francis was born November 19, 1917, in Lester, Iowa, the son of John and Mabel (Cunningham) Sorg. There he was raised and attended school. He was united in marriage to Emily Doerhoefer on December 28, 1941, in Fulda, Minnesota. He entered the United States Army and served from 1942 until receiving his honorable discharge in 1945. The couple moved to Blooming Prairie where Francis farmed with his brothers. In 1955, the couple moved near Dexter, Minnesota, and continued farming until retiring in 1976. They moved to Spicer, Minnesota, where they enjoyed their retirement. They began traveling south during the winter months. Emily died in 1993 while wintering in Arizona. Francis moved to Claremont and later to Owatonna.

He had many hobbies which included woodworking, gardening, both vegetable and flower, and fishing.

He is survived by four sons: LeRoy Sorg, Bradley Sorg of Albert Lea, David (and Judy) Sorg of Middleburg, Florida, Perry (and Debbie) Sorg of Owatonna; a sister, Ruth Clark of Plymouth; a brother, Gene Sorg of Menominee, Wisconsin; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; along with many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Emily; a daughter, Shari Sorg-Ross; and a son, Kelly "Snags" Sorg; a grandson, Scott; a granddaughter, Ashley; a great-granddaughter, Ashley; and two brothers: Lysle and Merle.

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Michaelson Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Schlicker officiating. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 91 Funeral Escort, Austin.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
11 NOV 2014

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Garda G. (Ramseth) Noble

1951-2014

Garda G. (Ramseth) Noble, 63, of St. Paul Park, Minnesota, died November 9, 2014, at The Pillars Hospice in Oakdale, Minnesota, from cancer.

Garda was born July 24, 1951, to Lester and Myrtle (Ask) Ramseth in Austin, Minnesota. She graduated from Austin High School in 1969. Garda had two previous marriages and she was married to the love of her life, John Noble on December 8, 1995. She worked for Edina Realty in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, for 21 years, until her retirement in October 2013.

Garda is survived by her husband, John; one daughter, Melodie (Matt) Schultz; one brother, Gary (Kathy) Ramseth; and her step-mother, Jeanette Ramseth; step-daughter, Jennifer Noble and step-son, John Noble III; father and mother in-law, John (Juanita) Noble; sisters-in-law: Sue (Charles) Reynolds, and Connie Law; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester (2008) and Myrtle (1963); and three sons: Michael, Matthew, and Ronald.

Garda had a great sense of humor and was a survivor through many tough times. She loved going to their timeshare in Branson. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Kok Funeral Home, 1201 Portland Ave., St. Paul Park, MN 55071, with the funeral service beginning at 5 p.m. The Rev. John Brecount will be officiating. There will be a second visitation and funeral in Garda's hometown of Austin, Minnesota. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Worlein Funeral Home, 1801 4th St. NW, Austin, MN 55912, with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Todd Portinga will be officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Minnesota.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
11 NOV 2014

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Michael B. DeMars

1952-2014

Michael B. DeMars, 62, quietly passed away at his home in Port Ludlow, Washington, on Sunday, November 2, 2014 The cause of death was complications from heart disease and diabetes.

Born January 16, 1952, in Litchfield, Minnesota, Michael was raised in Austin, Minnesota, where he graduated from Austin High School in 1969. He went on to earn an Associate Degree in Offset Printing at Austin Area Vocational Technical Institute (AAVTI) and a degree in motorcycle mechanics at the American Motorcycle Institute (AMI) specializing in Harley Davidson. He owned his own plumbing business, worked as a journeymen plumber with Local 32 and was an alternative energy specialist until retiring in 2011. Michael was a gardening enthusiast, avid Harley rider (hence the nickname --"Miker the Biker") and a lover of many music genres.

Michael was preceded in death by his daughter, Shawna DeMars-Lampman (age 4); brother Tony DeMars; and parents Russell R. DeMars and Ferne A. Byram.

Michael is survived by his brother, Patrick DeMars (Dee) of Port Hadlock Washington; sisters: Toy Campbell of Juneau, Alaska, and Susan Ogden (Gary) of Gustavus, Alaska; and numerous nephews, nieces; family; and friends.

Michael's life will be honored at a celebration of life and music festival to be held in early summer of 2015 in Port Hadlock, Washington. Dates and more information will be posted when planned. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Memorial donations may be made in his honor to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, or animal shelter of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Patrick DeMars, PO Box 536 Port Hadlock WA 98339.

"Some may come and some may go -- we shall surely pass. When the one that left us here -- Returns for us at last. We are but a moment's sunlight -- Fading in the grass. C'mon people now -- smile on your brother -- Everybody get together -- try to love one another right now." Lyrics to the song, "Get Together," by The Youngbloods.

Miker the Biker -- Rest in peace. We will miss you more than words can say.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
12 NOV 2014

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Gladys M. (Courbat) Jacobs

1918-2012

SHELL ROCK - Gladys M. Jacobs, 93, of Shell Rock, died Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at Waverly Health Center, Waverly, of natural causes.

She was born August 6, 1918, in Mower County, Minnesota, daughter of Albert Ernest and Ruth Mettler Bandfield Courbat. She married Detmer Fulf Jacobs on January 8, 1937, in Allison. He died July 7, 1982.

Mrs. Jacobs graduated from Shell Rock High School in 1936. She operated an in-home day care center, retiring in 1994. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Shell Rock.

Survived by three daughters, Ruth Ruth of Waverly, Betty (Gary) Miller of Shell Rock and Marlys (John) Bauler of Hudson; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Dorothy Reints of Winona, Minnesota; and a sister-in-law, Marcia Courbat of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by a son, James Ernest; a daughter, Deborah Jo Jacobs; a great-grandson; four brothers, George, Kenny, Dale and Merwyn (Shine) Courbat; a son-in-law, Edwin Ruth; three sisters-in-law, Marge, Della Mae and Margaret Courbat; and a brother-in-law, Gerhardt Reints.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, both in Shell Rock. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Shell Rock.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Source: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier,
Sunday, January 26, 2012

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Patricia Ruth (Thompson,Torvik)
HAHN

1924-2014

Patricia R. Hahn, 90, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014, at St. Johns Lutheran Home in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Patricia Ruth Thompson was born April 4, 1924, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Ivan and Ruth (Spengler) Thompson. After her 1941 graduation from Preston High School, Pat attended Preston Normal School for teacher's training. Her first teaching job was in a country school in the community of Granger, Fillmore County, Minnesota, where she taught for one year. Pat then continued her education at Winona State University, graduating with a two-year teaching degree. Her next teaching job was at the elementary school in Harmony, Minnesota, where she taught for two years before returning to Winona to continue studying for her bachelor's degree in teaching.

It was while teaching in Decorah, Iowa that she met her first husband, Byron Torvik. They were married in Decorah on Sept. 24, 1949. The couple had two children and were later divorced. In 1956, Pat returned to teaching in Harmony before moving to Austin in 1958, and took a teaching job in Lansing. On June 1, 1958, Pat married Lester Hahn in Preston, Minnesota. She continued her teaching career in the Austin Public School system, teaching at Webster, Sumner, Lincoln, and Neveln schools. She retired in 1988 after 30 years with Austin Public Schools. Her husband Lester passed away in March 1991.

A fan of "big band" music, especially Guy Lombardo, Pat enjoyed gardening and collecting dolls, miniatures, and books. She was a member of the Red Oak Grove Circle and enjoyed the Strawberry Festival. Pat will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her son John (Karen) Torvik of Newcastle, California, her daughter Kathy (William) Glowac of Austin, Minnesota; four grandchildren Kristin (Matthew) Larson, Stephanie (Nate) Jansen, Stacey Torvik (fiance Robert Reyland), Alice Torvik (Frederick Gotfredson Herrera), 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ivan and Ruth Thompson and her husband Lester Hahn.

Pat's family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, November 17, 2014, at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, with a memorial prayer service beginning at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lindsay Stolen of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Preston, Minnesota at a later date. Pat loved the color red. Please wear red to honor her at her service. Memorials can be directed to Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church. 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
16 NOV 2014


Funeral Notice: Patricia R. Hahn, 90

Patricia R. Hahn, 90, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014, at St. Johns Lutheran Home in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Service/Visitation: Pat's family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, with a memorial prayer service beginning at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lindsay Stolen of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church will officiate. Pat loved the color red. Please wear red to honor her at her service.

Interment: Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Preston, Minnesota at a later date.

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

Memorials: Memorials can be directed to Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
17 NOV 2014

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Ruth LeAnn Steigerwald

1927-2014

Obituary--

Ruth L. Steigerwald, age 87, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at her home in Austin. Ruth LeAnn Nelson was born at home on March 5, 1927 in Mitchell County, Iowa to Elmer and Nora (Enerson) Nelson. After her graduation from Elkton High School in 1945, she attended beauty school in Mankato.

On March 18, 1950, Ruth and John Steigerwald were united in marriage at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Ruth and John were together over 25 years and were blessed with two daughters. Ruth eventually opened her own beauty shop (Ruth's Beauty Shop) and operated it for over 50 years. A member of Grace Lutheran Church and the Hoe and Grow Garden Club, she loved her flowers and gardening, enjoyed dancing, playing bingo, camping, fishing, and family gatherings. An avid wrestling fan, she recently attended a WWF event. Ruth also belonged to the Moose Club and area craft clubs.

Survivors include her daughters Marcia (Eugene) Rauen and Patricia (Jerald) Adams, both of Austin; two grandsons Michael (Leslie) Kuiper of Austin and Matthew Kuiper (Beth Hastings) of Austin; five great-grandchildren Hailie Freese, Christina Kuiper, Johanna Kuiper, Raey Hastings V, and Annalisea McKee.

She was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Nora Nelson, and two sisters, Daphine Jorstad and Jean Cipra.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Jeff Forbes officiating. Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Memorials can be directed to recipient of donor's choice. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website
14 NOV 2014

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Ervin Dewey Sloan

1898-1986

Funeral services were held for Ervin Dewey Sloan at Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy, Minn. on Saturday, January 18, 1986. Mr. Sloan died Thursday, January 16, 1986 at Mitchell County Memorial Hospital in Osage. The Rev. John Gilbert officiated at the service.

Mr. Sloan was born in Bailey, Iowa on February 10, 1898, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Sloan.

He was united in marriage to Kathaleen Papach on July 7, 1919. The couple were parents of one son, Darwin.

Mr. Sloan ran a garage in Bailey also drove school bus. He made his home with his son in McIntire in later years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his son, Darwin of McIntire; six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Source: Mitchell County Press, January 29, 1986

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Marcella Rosalie Hoban

1918-2014

#1:

Pending: Marcella R. Hoban, 95

Marcella Rosalie Hoban, 95, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, November 14, 2014, at Our House Assisted Living in Austin.

At Marcella's request, no services are planned. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
16 NOV 2014


#2:

Marcella Rosalie Hoban

(December 16, 1918 - November 14, 2014)

Marcella R. Hoban, 95 of Austin died Friday November 14th, 2014 at Our House Assisted Living in Austin.

Marcella Rosalie Hoban and her twin sister Marion Rosamond Hoban were born December 16, 1918 to Martin and Rose (Lightly) Hoban on the family farm near Oakland, in Moscow Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. She attended school at Oakland and graduated from Austin High School and graduated from Teachers College. For a number of years she taught school in the Brownsdale and Waltham areas. Marcella also worked at the Northwest Bank of Austin, the Austin Daily Herald and then at the Geo. A. Hormel Co. where she worked in the Livestock Accounting Department until her retirement.

Marcella and Marion were avid gardeners and became Master Gardeners. They were well known in the area for the raspberries and tomatoes that they grew. The Hoban sisters were also some of the original founders of the Austin Farmers Market. For many years they owned and managed the Hoban Family Century Farm in Moscow Township.

Marcella and Marion were members of the Oakland Baptist Church and of the Austin Camera Club. They traveled extensively throughout the "lower 48" of the United States. During the winter months they would travel to Lutsen Mountain for cross country skiing, often spending the holidays there. They also enjoyed trips to the Wabasha area to observe the eagles. Marcella and Marion have been big supporters and fans of the Minnesota Twins over the years. For eighteen years they have lived at the St. Marks Apartments before moving to Our House Assisted Living earlier this year.

Marcella is survived by her twin sister, Marion Rosamond Hoban of Austin,

At Marcella's request, no services are planned.

Source: Clasen Jordan Funeral Home

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Blanche Belle (Bedford) Greiner

1921-2014

Pending Notice: Blanche B. Greiner, 93

Blanche B. Greiner, 93, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 16, 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
17 NOV 2014


Blanche B. Greiner, age 93 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin. Blanche Belle Bedford was born March 5, 1921 in Lyle Township, Mower County, Minnesota, to Frank E. and Leffie (Anderson) Bedford. Blanche lived most of her childhood and married life in Lyle, Minnesota. On June 25, 1938, Blanche and Robert L. Greiner were united in marriage at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

She and Robert moved to Austin in 1967, where she resided until her death. A member of First Baptist Church, Blanche was involved in the Women's Missionary Fellowship and Woodbury Willing Workers. Her husband passed away in April 1991. Blanche was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend.

Survivors include her daughters Georgia (Hilmore) Williams of Austin, Bonny (Warren) Toavs of Billings, MT, Rebecca Greiner-Pepper of Austin; her son-in-law Richard Grinstead of Tucson, Arizona; 12 grandchildren: Julie (Travis) Schmidt, Darwin (Trixie) Williams, Kimberly (Steve) Phillips, Jodi (Mike) Feller, Jeffery (Jana) Toavs, Jolene Toavs, Marcus Grinstead, Allyn Grinstead, Carmen (Aaron Griffin) Laforte, Lisa (LaVern Maloney) Eichman, Robert (Carla) Pepper, Anna Erie; 30 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren; and her sister Helen (Russell) Ashley of Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Leffie Bedford, her husband Robert Greiner, her daughter Betty Grinstead, grandson Thomas Jon Pepper, and precious brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Grace Baptist Church-East Campus in Austin, 100 4th Avenue SE. Rev. Brett Williams will officiate. Interment will follow at Woodbury Cemetery, Lyle. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21 at Worlein Funeral home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Memorials can be directed to recipient of donor's choice. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website

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Margaret Ann Blanche (Wilson)
SUNNES

1932-2014

LEROY, MINNESOTA - Funeral services for Margaret Sunnes will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church in LeRoy, with Pastor Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Mount Olive Cemetery in Randall, Iowa.

Visitation will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy, Minnesota, and one hour prior to the service at church.

Margaret Sunnes, age 82, of Riceville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Margaret Ann Blanche Wilson was born to Everett and Lennie Bell (Juber) Wilson on March 15, 1932, in Des Moines, Iowa. She attended school until the 8th grade. On December 19, 1949, Margaret was united in marriage to Sterling Sunnes in Des Moines. Margaret and Sterling first made their home in Story City, Iowa, until 1963 when they moved to Ionia, Iowa.

In March of 1968, they moved to a farm near LeRoy, Minnesota, and lived there until moving to Leonard, Texas, in 1981. From there they moved back to their farm near LeRoy in 1984 until finally moving to Riceville, Iowa, where she recently resided.

Margaret was a hardworking farm wife, always helping milk the cows and making sure the pump house was spot clean. She enjoyed quilting, cooking and baking, embroidery, word search puzzles, playing Rummikub by her own rules, and spending time with her granddaughters. Margaret was a member of the Growing Oaks Ladies Club, Live and Learn, and the LeRoy Lutheran Church.

Margaret is survived by her children, Malinda (Ronnie) Whisenhunt and Gary (Janelle) Sunnes, both of Riceville, Iowa; five granddaughters: Mindy Jo, Dana, Joanna, Dianna, and Hannah; and one great-granddaughter, Kaylee. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law; Gladys, Grace and Lillian.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Lennie Bell, husband, Sterling, 10 siblings, and her in-laws.

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

Source: Mason City (Iowa) Globe Gazette website, 18 NOV 2014

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Lavon Irene Tait

1932-2014

Lavon Irene Tait, 82, a resident of Carroll for the past four years, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at the Carroll Health Center Nursing Home.

Born on January 10, 1932, to Fred and Ethel Godfredson, Lavon grew up in Austin, Minnesota, where she was assistant to her father in his business -- the R&F Bike Shop. She graduated from Austin high school and was employed at Hormel Foods. There she met Keith Tait, her loving husband of 62 years. She and Keith lived in Sherburn, Minnesota, Pella, Iowa, Ottumwa, Iowa, and Mesa, Arizona, before returning to Carroll to be close to their son Tom Tait.

Lonnie was the loving mother of three sons and spent every waking hour making a wonderful home for her family. Her houses were always spotless and the meals big and delicious. She took up golf in middle age and proved to be a natural, earning five hole-in-one trophies and regularly outplaying the rest of her family. Her six grandchildren were her greatest joys and often the beneficiaries of her tremendous kindness and generosity. Baptized and married in Austin's Lutheran Church, she attended the Lutheran Church for most of her life with her last membership at Peace Lutheran Church in Glidden. Lonnie's generosity and energy were felt throughout the communities she lived in. She was a wonderful friend, wife, sister, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are her husband Keith of Carroll; three sons: Steve Tait and his wife Cea of Salida, Colorado, Bruce Tait and his wife Patty of Woodbury, Minnesota, and Tom Tait and his wife Chris of Carroll. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Jon, James, Lyndsey, Nathaniel, Nicole, and Jeffery; and two sisters: Donna Barnett, and Mary Lou Kelly, both of Austin, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and an older brother Russell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2014, at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with Pastor Alan Miller of Peace Lutheran Church in Carroll officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 p.m. on Saturday until the time of service. Organist for the service will be Becky Miller. A reception will follow the service at Sunny Brook Assisted Living in Carroll. Burial will be in the Iowa Veteran's Cemetery near Van Meter. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
18 NOV 2014

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Thomas Vantile Stillwell

c1924-1908

Thomas Vantile Stillwell Obituary

Thos. Stillwell died at his home in LeRoy Friday at eleven o'clock at the age of 84. He was a great-uncle of Mrs. Maurice Henefin of this city. Mrs. C.H. Henefin left today for LeRoy to attend the funeral, which will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.

Mr. Stillwell was well known in Austin and was always present during the county fair. He loved horses and loved to see them in competition on the track. He always drove his own horse in the gentleman's driving race. Two years at the age of 82, he entered the race and no one thought for a moment he was over 70 years of age. He was a competitor in the vegetable department and raised some unusually fine potatoes, sending to Ireland for the seed. He will be missed in this city, especially by those who had to do with the fair.

[Note: Maurice Curtis Henifin was married to Beulah Stillwell, daughter of Charles Wesley Stillwell, son of Alexander Franklin Stillwell, who was a brother of Thomas.]

Source: Austin Daily Herald 14 NOV 1908
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Dinorah J. "Nora" Bartell

1919-2014

Dinorah J. "Nora" Bartell, 95, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Prairie Manor Nursing Home in Blooming Prairie.

Nora was born on September 18, 1919, in Costa Rica, Central America, one of 16 children to Bernabe and Amelia Jimenez. Nora was a physical education teacher and opera singer and had her own radio show in Costa Rica.

Nora came to this country to be with her youngest and closest sister, Evy Pedersen. She married Donald N. Bartell of Austin. Nora enjoyed her life in the U.S. with her husband, sister and her family.

Loving survivors include her niece, Lorelei (Rick) Bliss; a great niece, Lyndsey Waletzke (Jeff Grothe); a great-great nephew, Dominic Gartner; and two great-great nieces, Star and Daisy Grothe; all of Austin.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; 15 siblings; and several members of her large family.

Private services were held on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Mayer Funeral Home. Interment was in Grandview Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
10 NOV 2014

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Norman Richard Anderson

c1933-2014

Funeral Notice: Norman Richard Anderson, 81

Norman Richard Anderson, 81, of Brownsdale, Minnesota, died Wednesday, November, 19, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Austin.

Service: Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Brownsdale with the Rev. Jeffrey Sage officiating.

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

Interment: Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
21 NOV 2014


Norman R. Anderson, 81

Norman Richard Anderson, 81, of Brownsdale, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.

Norman was born December 29, 1932, to Richard and Grace (Shaver) Anderson in Austin, Minnesota. He married Gloria Farrell on March 4, 1955, in Brownsdale.

Norman served in the Army from 1956 to 1958. He was stationed in Germany. When he returned, he went to Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis to become an Electrician. Norman was an employee of 3M Company in St. Paul for 30 years.

Norman and his wife, Gloria, retired to their hometown of Brownsdale, where they built two new homes. Norman enjoyed working on home projects, doing a lot of the work on the new homes himself. He also did a lot of home projects for others using his skills. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Grace Anderson.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria, of 59 years, of Brownsdale, Minnesota; son, Randy and his wife, Mary, of Wyoming, Minnesota; daughter, Robin and her husband, Joe Kastner, of Northfield, Minnesota; three grandchildren: Nicholas Lockrem and Kelly Ebner of Roseville, Minnesota; Colton Kastner of Northfield, Minnesota, and Renae Anderson and Mike Armstrong of Duluth, Minnesota; brothers, Wayne and his wife, Sue, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Russell and his wife, Karen of Rose Creek, Minnesota, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Brownsdale with the Rev. Jeffrey Sage officiating. Visitation will be at the church for one hour before the service on Monday morning. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
23 NOV 2014

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Joe Dahlke

1953-2014

Joe Dahlke, 60, of Austin, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Joe Dahlke was born December 15, 1953, in Eagle Pass, Texas. His family moved to Albert Lea where he was raised with his siblings. Joe joined the Marine Corps and proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. Joe was accredited with the National Defense Service Medal, Rifle Marksman, and was the 39th marine in the history of the Marine Corps to achieve a perfect physical fitness score. Joe completed nursing school and worked in the GI Department at Mayo Clinic for 30 years. He raised his four children in Preston and lived in Rochester for several years until he retired to his home in Austin in 2008.

Joe sacrificed and worked tirelessly with the utmost integrity and humility. He dedicated his life to serving others and was loved dearly as a father, grandfather, husband, son, brother and friend. His love, loyalty and selflessness were unequaled. He was an extraordinary chef, enjoyed cycling and playing his NES, and was an entertaining singer, dancer and harmonica player. Joe was magnetic, adventurous and fun. He touched countless hearts and souls with his kindness and thoughtfulness. Joe's twinkling eyes and beaming smile, which permeated everyone around him, will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Joe is survived by his wife, Kathryn Gregg, of Austin; three sons and a daughter, Robert Dahlke of Rochester, Jennifer McDonald (Jeremy) of Prior Lake, Anthony Dahlke of Rochester, and Russell Dahlke of Preston; his mother, Victoria Westeng, of Albert Lea; three brothers, Steve Dahlke of St. Paul, Fred Dahlke of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Russell Dahlke (Tori) of Bemidji; six sisters, Lana Esparza of Wichita Falls, Texas, Antonette (Netta) Charlson (Mike) of Rochester, Patricia Charlson (Larry) of Garrison, Laura Feeley (Jay) of Albert Lea, Karen Andersen (Scott) of Albert Lea, and Susan Peterson (Wayne) of Albert Lea; and two grandsons.

Joe is preceded in death by his father, Frank Dahlke; grandparents, Romaldo and Laura Jimenez; and nephew, John Dahlke.

A celebration of Joe's life will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 14, at the Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
23 NOV 2014

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Mary Ann "Dolly" Maiers

1935-2014

Obituary for Mary Ann "Dolly" Maiers

Mary Ann "Dolly" Maiers - 79 of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

She was born May 21, 1935 in Pierz, Minnesota, to Harry and Loretta (Lang) Goodman. She grew up in Stewart, Minnesota.

On November 7, 1953 she married Ray Maiers at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart, Minnesota. She spent most of her married life caring for her six children in the Stewart area. In January, 1977 they moved to Adams, Minnesota, where they owned and operated Allied Lanes until they retired. Their dream came true when they purchased their lake home in Faribault, Minnesota. In 2000 they moved to Austin, Minnesota.

Dolly was a loving and caring person, always thinking of others before herself. Her faith and family were most important in her life.

Survivors include her daughters: Lorrie (Larry) Ewert, Buffalo, Minnesota, Judy (Paul) Kuttner, Austin, Minnesota, Jolene (Gary) Viktora, Ellendale, Minnesota; sons:- Steve (Mary) Maiers, Austin Minnesota, Randy (Kristi) Maiers, Glenville, Minnesota, and daughter Renee (Jeff) Lonergan, Austin, Minnesota; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren with two on the way; brother, Les (Luicille) Goodman, Emily, Minnesota, sister, Sylvia (John) Webb, St. Paul, Minnesota, sister-in-law, Rose Ann Goodman, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; and many brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 48 years Ray Maiers, brothers Leo Goodman, Vern Goodman, Melvin Goodman, Virgil Goodman and sister Evelyn Kalenberg Finken.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. There will be a 6:45 pm wake service on Tuesday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-7 pm and also one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Casket bearers are Philip Ewert, Ryan Kuttner, Linda Dobberstein, Justin Maiers, Raquel Maiers and Michael Lonergan. Honorary casket bearers are Matthew Ewert, Stephanie Kirby, Jonathan Ewert, Sarah Olson, Daniel Viktora, Lisa Orthaus, Amy Jensen, Amanda Speltz, Dale Viktora, Melissa Hoerter, Angela Wangen, Andrew Maiers, Brooklyn Maiers and Allison Maiers.

Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website, 24 NOV 2014

Also see: Austin Daily Herald website
24 NOV 2014

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Lester Lloyd Schriever

1931-2014

Lester Schriever, 83, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System - Austin.

Lester Lloyd Schriever was born April 15, 1931, in Oronoco, Minnesota, to Henry and Lena (King) Schriever. Lester attended Coon Grove Country School near Oronoco, graduated from Rochester High School, and then earned his Associate of Arts degree from Rochester Jr. College. He attended the University of Minnesota for one year before enrolling in the college of pharmacy at North Dakota State University. Lester worked summers at Weber & Judd and other pharmacies to complete his one year of practical experience needed for his pharmacy license. In 1954, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from North Dakota State University.

He worked for Weber & Judd Pharmacy and Berg Drug in Stewartville, and East Side Drug in Austin. Lester then began working for the pharmacy in Pine Island, purchasing the store in 1965.

He was united in marriage to Anita Leone Weis on August 18, 1969, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

In 1971, he sold his Pine Island pharmacy, and he and Anita moved to Las Vegas. Lester continued to work in various pharmacy positions in Arizona and Nevada. In 1993, he and Anita returned to Austin. He enjoyed bowling, and loved playing first base in youth baseball. Lester was a former member of the Pine Island Lions Club, and during his time in Las Vegas he was active in the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife Anita; sons: Lee (Lisa) Schriever, Larry (Sharon) Schriever, Jeff (Barb) Schriever; daughter Jill (Terry) Yenchek; step-children: Connie Stark, Patricia (Ken) Hanson, Pam (Bob) Guy, Jon (Kimberly) Jennings; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Elaine (Gene) Leif, Cindy (Mike) Enfield; brothers-in-law: Ray (Mary) Weis, Dave (Lois) Weis, Duane Weis.

He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Lena Schriever; son Gary Lee; his siblings; brother-in-law John 'Skinny' (Gloria) Weis.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin with Father Adam McMillan officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. 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
24 NOV 2014

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Idore A. "Lars" Larson

1926-2014

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Obituary--

Idore A. "Lars" Larson, age 88 of Austin, Minnesota died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, November 24, 2014.

Idore was born February 4, 1926 in Lyle, Minnesota to Alford and Irene (Dock) Larson. He grew up in Mona, Iowa and graduated from Lyle High School, where he enjoyed playing high school sports. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1947. His time in the service was spent in the Pacific Theatre on the USS Rotanin. On October 3, 1948, Idore and Gloria Johnson were united in marriage in Austin. The couple raised 5 children.

A member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and the Sons of Norway, he worked at Hormel Foods for over 41 years. His favorite pastimes were dancing, playing cribbage, bridge, and bowling. Idore bowled a 299 game once, just one pin shy of a perfect game. Other interests included following the Minnesota Twins, going up north, hunting and fishing with family and friends, and attending the grandchildrens' activities. Idore also enjoyed traveling, especially to Navy reunions and to visit relatives in Norway.

He recently went on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. celebrating his service to his country. His family was very important to him. Idore was a devoted husband, and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many.

Idore is survived by his wife Gloria Larson of Austin; his children Greg (Diane) Larson of Austin, Kathy (Jeff) Orth of Rochester, Debbie (Mark) Welken of Bloomington, Minnesota, Vicki (Jeff) Goodew of Rochester, and Bradley (Krista) Larson of Dundas, Minnesota; 16 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Alford and Irene Larson, one brother Joy Larson, and one grandson Joel Orth.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday November 28 at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 91. Memorials can be directed to the St. Olaf Church Building Fund or the Sons of Norway. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website
24 NOV 2014


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Funeral Notice: Idore A. 'Lars' Larson, 88

Idore A. 'Lars' Larson, 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, November 24, 2014.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin.

Visitation: Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 28 at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

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

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials: Memorials can be directed to the St. Olaf Church Building Fund or the Sons of Norway. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
26 NOV 2014

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Kathleen B. (Blaser) Wiste

1921-2014

Kathleen B. Wiste, 93, of Adams, Minnesota, was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at St. Marks Living in Austin, Minnesota.

Kathleen Belle Blaser Wiste was born on March 15, 1921, in Meyer, Iowa, the sixth of ten children born to John and Anna (Blake) Blaser. She attended Sacred Heart School in Meyer. In her early 20s, she moved to Austin, sharing an apartment with her older sister, and working in a variety of jobs including housekeeper, nanny, clerk in a dry cleaners, and on the processing line at Hormel. She met her future husband at a dance in Austin, and she and Orrin Wiste were married at Sacred Heart Church, Meyer, Iowa, on October 25, 1945. Together, they raised their family of five children on the Wiste family farm in rural Adams.

After taking 25 years out of the workforce to raise their children, Kathleen returned to work at age 52, working at LPC, the Adams Cafe, and the Adams Health Care Center over a period of ten years until her retirement.

Kathleen was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women, and the neighborhood rosary prayer group. She was a substitute cook at Southland High School, volunteered in the Sacred Heart School library, and handmade hundreds of rosaries which were sent to Catholic missions overseas. She took such pride in her rosary work, perfectly crafting each rosary into a work of art.

Kathleen enjoyed spending time with her family, getting special joy from her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Orrin Wiste; her parents, John and Anna Blaser; her sisters and brothers-in-law: Armella and Ray Kramer, Irene and Gregory Jax; her brothers and sisters-in-law: Richard and Viola Blaser, Norbert and Pauline Blaser; her sisters: Mildred Blaser and Rita Smith; and her brothers Roger Blaser and Kenneth Blaser.

She is survived by her children: Louise (Ronnie) Richardson of McIntire, Iowa, Dean (Julie) Wiste of Rochester, Minnesota, Merritt (Candy) Wiste, Adams, Minnesota, Mark (Christine) Wiste, Adams, Minnesota, and Kimberly (Sam) Rizzo, Pequannock, New Jersey.

She is also survived by her 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren: Diane (Jim) Bruen, Jackie, Jimmy and John; Robyn (Alan) Kordick, MacKenzie and Kennedee; Rochelle Richardson, Wyatt and Raeann Grundmeier and Justin Bingham; Rebecca Richardson Bill (Kurt Bill), Jordan and Bailey; Erin Wiste Kumar (Bob) and Alison; Holly (Aaron) Tempel and Lane; Jeremy Wiste; Lindsay (Brad) Sorenson and Orrin; Dustin (Jess) Wiste and Brynlee; Mark (Holly) Wiste, Zack, Trenton, Eva and Asher; Kathy (Clint) Erie, Cody, Cole, Cullen and Carter; Craig (Britany)Wiste, Cohen and Braxten; Alissa (Colter) Payne, Drake and Avery; Gina Rizzo, Nick (Dana) Rizzo, and Brianna Rizzo. Kathleen is also survived by one brother, Gervis Blaser; a brother-in-law, Benjamin Smith; two sisters-in-law: Lucille Blaser, and Catherine Blaser, and approximately 40 nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Adams Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, with a rosary service at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. There will also be visitation at the Adams Funeral Home on Sunday from noon until 1 p.m.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 28 NOV 2014

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Alice Josephine (Peterson) Rohne

1917-2014

Alice Josephine Rohne, 97, of Lyle, Minnesota, died Thursday morning, November 27, 2014, at the Adams Health Care Center in Adams, Minnesota.

Alice Josephine Peterson was born July 24, 1917, in Austin, Minnesota, the daughter of Louis and Bertha (Peterson) Peterson. She attended school in Rose Creek and graduated from Austin High School in 1936. On November 24, 1938, she was united in marriage to Arthur Lawrence Sanford Rohne at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. The couple made their home on a farm in Nevada Township, Mower County, Minnesota.

Alice was an active member of Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of St. Marks Lutheran Home Auxiliary, Pythian Sisters and enjoyed quilting. Arthur died on May 15, 1977. Alice continued to live on the family farm until moving to the Adams Health Care Center in September of 2014.

Survivors include three sons: Robert (Mary Lou) Rohne, and Eugene Rohne all of Lyle, Terry (Nancy) Rohne of Austin; a daughter-in-law, Jan Rohne of St. Ansgar; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Harlan Rohne; and five brothers and sisters: Delores Bowers, Byron Peterson, Elmer Peterson, Viola Emery and Melvin Peterson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church, rural Lyle, Minnesota, with the Rev. Lydia Mittag officiating. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1, at the Worlein Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 28 NOV 2014

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Frank Stanley Kocik

1914-2014

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Funeral Notice: Frank Kocik, 100

Frank Kocik, 100, of Austin, died Thursday, November 27, 2014, at his home.

Service: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 30, 2014, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church.

Visitation: Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Sunday.

Interment: Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

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

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 28 NOV 2014


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Obituary for Frank Stanley Kocik

Frank Stanley Kocik, age 100, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, November 27, 2014 at his home.

Frank was born on September 23, 1914 in Minneapolis to immigrant parents Julia Pendzimas and Michael Kocik. His family moved to a farm in Rusk County, Wisconsin when he was "just a little guy." Frank was schooled in a one-room schoolhouse until the 8th grade. At age 18 he began working at Minneapolis Tool and Die while attending Dunwoody College of Technology to become a machinist.

During the war he served in the Air Corps in North Africa and Italy, repairing B-17, B-29 and B-24 bombers returning from their missions. After the war Frank moved to Austin and accepted a job as a machinist in the P9 Hormel plant in 1946, retiring in 1978. He married his sweetheart Julia Draus in 1948; together they raised five children, Donald, Duane, Margaret, Diane and Robert and lived happily together until Julia's passing in 2005. Frank passed away in his Austin home of 60 years, where he continued to read the newspaper, take walks, enjoy time with his family and bear witness to the beauty, wonder and difficulties of life, thankful and unafraid.

Frank is survived by his children, Donald (Lisa) Kocik of Weston, Florida, Duane (Barbara) Kocik of Mendota Heights, Minnesota, Diane (Peter) Moe of Bloomington, Robert (Daria) Kocik of Brooklyn, New York; grandchildren, Laura and Sam, Anne and Brian, Joe and Emily, Julia and Corey, Claire, Rachel, Andy and Julie-Marola; great-grandchildren, Gus, Cleo, George, Lorelai and Finn.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Julia, a daughter, Margaret Kocik and seven siblings.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Fr. Dale Tupper officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Sunday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military gravesite rites performed by the Austin American Legion Post #91.

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website, 29 NOV 2014

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May Pa Lae Wah Thaung

2014-2014

Obituary

May Pa Lae Wah, infant daughter of Benjamin Thaung and Naw Baw, died Monday November 24, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin. She was born September 26, 2014 in Rochester, Minnesota, and is survived by her parents and four brothers.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at Bethlehem Free Methodist Church in Austin with Pastor Paul Steele officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.

Memorials can be directed to the family of May Pa Lae Wah. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 28 NOV 2014

NOTE: Its not clear to me what the surname should be, but I decided to file it under the father's surname. (kk)

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Byron J. Huseby

1923-2014

Born: December 16, 1923
Died: November 28, 2014

Byron J. Huseby, 90 of Adams, MN died Friday November 28, 2014 at the Adams Health Care Center.

Byron J. Huseby was born December 16th, 1923 at Adams, Minnesota, the son of Bennie and Amanda (Anderson) Huseby. He was baptized and confirmed at Little Cedar Lutheran Church where he has been a lifelong member. Byron graduated from the Adams High School in the class of 1941. He was married to Helen Jean Sathre on March 7, 1943 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, MN. He was a dairy farmer and owner of the Huseby Insurance Agency. Byron also operated a local milk delivery service.

Byron was a very active and community minded person. He served as the secretary of the Little Cedar Lutheran Church and the Little Cedar Cemetery Association for 35 years. He served as chairman of the Adams Town Board, president of the Mower County Farm Bureau and was a member of the Mower County Red Cross Board of Directors. He served as secretary of the Rural Fire Association, the Board of Directors of St. Marks Lutheran Home in Austin as well as the Mower County Farmers Mutual Board of Directors and the Adams Lions Club. As a member of the Lions club he received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. He was a charter member of the Cedar Valley Golf Course and a social member of the American Legion.

Byron was preceded in death by his wife Helen, brother, Aaron Huseby, sister, Edith Neus and son-in-law Dallas Keseley.

He is survived by his children, Gloria Keseley, Plainview, Minnesota; Linda (Charles) Gilles, Adams, Minnesota; Marcia (Dennis) Mullenbach, Adams, Minnesota; Brian (Deb) Huseby, Fairfax Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday December 1st, 2014 at the Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams with the Reverend Jeremy Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Little Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday November 30th at the Adams Funeral Home from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and at the church on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website
See also: Austin Daily Herald, 30 NOV 2014

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Ardus Idella (Lerum) Wangen

1914-2014

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Pending Notice: Ardus Wangen, 100

Ardus Wangen, 100, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, November 24, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Saint Marys Campus. Services are pending with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
25 NOV 2014


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Funeral Notice: Ardus I. Wangen, 100

Ardus I. Wangen, 100, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, November 24, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Saint Marys Campus.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 2014, at Grace Baptist Church in Austin with the Rev. Brett Williams officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. immediately preceding the service.

Interment: Interment will be in the Oakland Lutheran Cemetery.

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

Memorials: Memorials preferred to Grace Baptist Church, Austin American Legion, Austin V.FW, or recipient of donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
27 NOV 2014


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Ardus Idella (Lerum) Wangen 1914-2014

Ardus I. Wangen, 100, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, November 24, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Saint Marys Campus.

Ardus Idella Lerum was born July 12, 1914, in Freeborn County, Minnesota, to Ole and Thora Lerum. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1933, and later attended the University of Winona, where she received a bachelors degree in education. On Sept. 24, 1938, Ardus and Arthur Wangen were united in marriage at Oakland Lutheran Church, Oakland, Minnesota. Arthur passed away in 1981. Ardus enjoyed 42 years as a teacher in rural Freeborn and Mower counties, serving grades 1 through 8 in one-room and two-room schools.

She finished her career in the Hayfield school district. The Wangens farmed near Hayward, and then in the Rose Creek area before purchasing the Mission Garden/Westward Inn Motel in Austin. Ardus enjoyed traveling and church activities. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, the Sons of Norway, Travel Club, Retired Teachers, the Christian Women's Club and served as travel coordinator for the Hormel Home. Ardus will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Ardus is survived by her children: David (Marilyn) Wangen of Duluth, Minnesota, Gail (Bill) Kawamura of Denver, Colorado, Kay Johnson of Austin, Wendy (Harry) Musser of Mankato, Minnesota, Vicki Bjork of Austin, and Toni (David) Anderson-Wangen of Brimson, Minnesota; 26 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ole and Thora Lerum; her husband Arthur Wangen; three brothers; an infant daughter; and son-in-law Eugene Bjork.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 2014, at Grace Baptist Church in Austin with the Rev. Brett Williams officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. immediately preceding the service. Interment will be in the Oakland Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Grace Baptist Church, Austin American Legion, Austin V.FW, or 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
26 NOV 2014

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Emily Lou Williams

1980-2014

Emily Lou Williams died Monday, November 24, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in her home.

Emily was born July 7, 1980, to Dan and Judy (Maxfield) Williams in Austin, Minnesota. She moved with her family to Rochester at age 1. Emily graduated from Mayo High School in 1998. While she was still physically able to, Emily enjoyed working with kids at Linda's daycare. Emily loved warm beaches, roller coasters, karaoke, the geese at Silver Lake, four-wheeling, hunting, fishing and camping.

Emily will be missed by her immediate family: mother Judy (Gary); her brother Ben (Cassandra) their children Elijah, Tyler, Heaven, and Megan; brother Jed (Jolene) their daughters Hailey, Emma, and Elsie; Courtney (Jessie) and Mitch; her special friend Randy and daughter Brittni (Donovan). She is also survived by her maternal grandparents Duane (Dutch) and Marylou Maxfield; paternal grandmother Alice Williams; all of the rest of her family, friends, and every heart that Emily inspired along her journey.

Emily has now joined her dad Dan Williams; and grandpa Don Williams who were anxiously waiting for her in Heaven.

A visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at Ranfranz and Vine funeral home. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Sunday Nov. 30, 2014

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
26 NOV 2014

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Harm Steven Loverink

1931-2014

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Funeral Notice: Harm Steven Loverink, 83

Harm Steven Loverink, 83, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014, at his home.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at Grace Baptist Church in Austin.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 28, at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Interment: Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
26 NOV 2014


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Harm Steven Loverink 1931-2014

Harm Steven Loverink, 83, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014, at his home.

Harm was born January 20, 1931, by Lake Geneva near Hollandale, Minnesota. On June 8, 1951, he was united in marriage to Lola Culbert of Elkton, Minnesota. The couple enjoyed 63 years together. Harm was a loving husband, father and "Papa" to many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. As a farmer, he enjoyed his horses, fishing, hunting, and attending auctions. Harm was well-known as a good neighbor who would always lend a helping hand and offer hospitality. As a God-fearing man of faith, he loved the Lord and was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Austin, Minnesota.

After 30 years at Hormel, he enjoyed retirement. Harm loved spending time with 25 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Lola Loverink of Rose Creek; his children: Steven (Marie) Loverink of Medford, Minnesota, Lynette (Wayde) Groh of Austin, Minnesota, Douglas (Donna) Loverink of Maple Island, Minnesota, Suzette Loverink of Lyle, Minnesota, Renae (Duane) Henaman of Lyle, Minnesota, Juanita (Mark) Montefiori of Carmel, Indiana, Victoria (Eric) Ford of Preston, Minnesota, Rustin Loverink (Melissa Lawson) of LeRoy, Minnesota, Rick (Lori) Scholten of Steen, Minnesota, and special "foster" son Daryl Thompson (Susan) of Austin, Minnesota; his brother Garret Loverink of Stewartville, Minnesota, sister Gertie Richards of Olathe, Kansas, and step-brother Jerry (Carol) Loverink of St. Paul, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Rena Loverink; his brothers: John, Jack, Everett, and Herbert; and his sisters: Mary, Rena, Jennie, Dorothy, Stella, and Nellie.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at Grace Baptist Church in Austin. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. 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
25 NOV 2014

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Mary Ann (Arp) Purkapile

1955-2014

Mary A. Purkapile, 58, of LeRoy, Minnesota, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, peacefully at her home after a long battle with health complications.

Mary Ann Arp was born December 14, 1955, at the Mercy Hospital in Mason City, Iowa, to Barney and Minnie (Dietzel) Arp. She was a 1973 graduate of Manly High School in Manly, Iowa. On October 5, 1974, Mary Ann was united in marriage to Ronald Lee Purkapile at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manly, Iowa. Shortly after their marriage, Ron and Mary Ann opened and ran Perkies TruValue/Floral Shop in LeRoy, Minnesota. Throughout the years, Mary Ann had several arts and crafts related businesses. Mary Ann enjoyed being creative, spending time at her water garden with her ducks, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Ron of LeRoy, Minnesota; children: Michelle (Cody Moe) Campbell of Stewartville, Minnesota, Jessica (Craig) Adams of Stacyville, Iowa, Clinton (Jennifer) Purkapile of Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Lucas (Holly) Purkapile of LeRoy, Minnesota; eight grandchildren: Alexis, Ethan, Josephine, Domanic, Mya, Benton, Kael, and Alayna; brother Gary (Sue) Arp of Albert Lea, Minnesota; and uncle, John Dietzel of Miama, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Barney and Minnie; brother, Butch Arp; and sister, Beverly McClung.

Funeral services for Mary Purkapile will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at St. Patricks Catholic Church in LeRoy, Minnesota, with Father Ruben Spinler officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Patricks Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 24, 2014, at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy, Minnesota, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be left online at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
25 NOV 2014

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Mary Ann "Dolly" Maiers

1935-2014

Obituary for Mary Ann "Dolly" Maiers

Mary Ann "Dolly" Maiers, 79 of Austin, Minnesota, died on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

She was born May 21, 1935 in Pierz, Minnesota, to Harry and Loretta (Lang) Goodman. She grew up in Stewart, Minnesota.

On November 7, 1953 she married Ray Maiers at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart, Minnesota. She spent most of her married life caring for her six children in the Stewart area. In January, 1977 they moved to Adams, Minnesota, where they owned and operated Allied Lanes until they retired. Their dream came true when they purchased their lake home in Faribault, Minnesota. In 2000 they moved to Austin, Minnesota.

Dolly was a loving and caring person, always thinking of others before herself. Her faith and family were most important in her life.

Survivors include her daughters, Lorrie (Larry) Ewert, Buffalo, Minnesota, Judy (Paul) Kuttner, Austin, Minnesota, Jolene (Gary) Viktora, Ellendale, Minnesota; sons: Steve (Mary) Maiers, Austin, Minnesota, Randy (Kristi) Maiers. Glenville, Minnesota, and daughter Renee (Jeff) Lonergan, Austin, Minnesota; 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren with two on the way. Brother, Les (Luicille) Goodman, Emily, Minnesota, sister, Sylvia (John) Webb, St. Paul, Minnesota, sister-in-law, Rose Ann Goodman, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and many brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 48 years Ray Maiers, brothers Leo Goodman, Vern Goodman, Melvin Goodman, Virgil Goodman and sister Evelyn Kalenberg Finken.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. There will be a 6:45 pm wake service on Tuesday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-7 pm and also one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Casket bearers are Philip Ewert, Ryan Kuttner, Linda Dobberstein, Justin Maiers, Raquel Maiers and Michael Lonergan. Honorary casket bearers are Matthew Ewert, Stephanie Kirby, Jonathan Ewert, Sarah Olson, Daniel Viktora, Lisa Orthaus, Amy Jensen, Amanda Speltz, Dale Viktora, Melissa Hoerter, Angela Wangen, Andrew Maiers, Brooklyn Maiers and Allison Maiers.

Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website, 24 NOV 2014

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Paula Ann (Cummings) Stier

1930-2014

Paula Ann (Cummings) Stier, 84, of Grand Meadow, passed Saturday, November 29, 2014, peacefully at home.

Paula was married to Alvin Russell Stier September 9, 1950. They had nine children living on their farm in rural Grand Meadow. She was widowed in 1971 and raised the remaining children on her own (well done). She worked many small jobs and continued her education. She earned a Masters Degree and became an ordained minister.

Paula enjoyed everything in life but there were a few specific things that she especially loved. Growing up Paula had a passion for horses, and that passion followed her all of her life. She was a choir director at St. Finbarr's and St. Edwards and in her spare time she loved to write poetry, bake, and get Chinese food any chance she could.

But the one thing Paula couldn't get enough of was when her boys would come get her on a beautiful sunny day and take her for a motorcycle ride; she said there was no better feeling than having the wind blowing through her hair. Paula's unconditional love and understanding was known by everyone she met; she welcomed everyone with open arms without a doubt. She was always there for everyone to lift their spirits, lighten their hearts and make their days a little brighter.

She will continue to fill everyone's hearts as we all know she is the whisper in the wind, the warmth in the sun and the joy in our hearts.

Paula is survived by seven children: Pat (Judy) Stier of Racine, Minnesota, Joe (Becky Sanford) Stier of Grand Meadow, Minnesota, Mary (Bill Berg) Leuning of Austin, Minnesota, Teresa (Ron) Davis of Farmington, Minnesota, Donnie (Edie) Stier of Racine, Minnesota, Barb Nelson of Eyota, Minnesota, Kathleen (Darin) Faber of Racine, Minnesota; and a daughter-in-law Cindy (Bruce) Peterson of Grand Meadow, Minnesota; 25 grand-children, 35 great-grandchildren; and a sister Peggy Stier of Spring Valley, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Russell in September of 1971; two sons: Rusty and Paul; a grandson Adam; and a daughter-in-law Jean Stier.

Funeral services for Paula A. Stier will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Finbarr Catholic Church in Grand Meadow, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the Church. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 1 DEC 2014


Paula Ann Stier June 24, 1930 -- November 29, 2014 (age 84)

Source: Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home website

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Inez Marcella Wagner

1927-2014

Inez Marcella Wagner, 87, of Austin, died Saturday, November 29, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

Inez was born in Austin on Feb. 4, 1927, to Martin and Mildred (Larson) Van Esch. She attended school and graduated from Faribault High School in 1946. Inez went to work right after high school at Northwestern Bell Company. It was there she met her husband, Miles “Shorty” J. Wagner and the two were married on May 8, 1954, in Faribault. She continued working there and running a household until her retirement in 1983.

Inez was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, different women's groups at Queens, and a community service club called the "Telephone Pioneers." She loved her family and balanced her work life and home life wonderfully.

Inez is survived by her son, Larry (Marion) Wagner of Creston, Iowa; grandchildren: John (Emily) Wagner of Kansas City, Missouri, Amy (Vince) Fasano of Chicago, Joshua Bertocki (Gwyneth Oswin) of Des Moines, Iowa, Jeremy Bertocki of St. Cloud, Minnesota; and a great-granddaughter, Ella Fasano of Chicago; a sister, Elaine Simmons of Faribault.

Inez is preceded in death by her parents; husband Miles "Shorty;" siblings: Anton Van Esch, Margaret Van Esch, Clarabel Klouse, Norbert Van Esch, Catherine Merten and Martin Van Esch.

A Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mayer Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Cemetery. Online Condolences-www.mayerfh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 1 DEC 2014

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