MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 261

 

 

Dianne Carolyn (Sather) Iversen

1942-2014

Dianne Carolyn (Sather) Iversen, 72, of Austin, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Dianne was born April 3, 1942, and raised in Benson, Minnesota. She married Burton Iversen on June 16, 1962.

Dianne was a caring, thoughtful and generous person. Her beautiful home and picturesque gardens reflected her creative and unique style. She loved flowers, dancing, playing cards and a good joke. Dianne was a favorite among her nieces and nephews due to her fun-loving personality. She made her home a magical place for her grandkids who loved her dearly.

Dianne worked as a bookkeeper and decorating consultant for Winkels Carpet in Perham, Minnesota, for 25 years. She spent a short time at Countryside Carpets in Buffalo, Minnesota, and was a partner in Frank & Tom's Floral in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, for several years after moving to Austin. She spent her winters decorating inside and her summers decorating outside.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Burton Iversen, Austin, Minnesota; three children: Pam (Paul) Freer, Buffalo, Minnesota, Jon (Jeanne) Iversen, Richfield, Minnesota, Jay (Yong) Iversen, Cottage Grove, Minnesota; five grandchildren: Jesse (Paula) Gleason, Ashley (Garrett) Peterson, Delaney and Ethan Freer, Elizabeth Iversen; four great-grandchildren: Liam and Brady Gleason, Lana and Dane Peterson; two sisters: Verona Skare, Burnsville, Minnesota, Marge Commerford, Buffalo, Minnesota.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mervin and Pauline Sather; sisters: Marian Olson, and Doris Collins.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church, 1200 Minnesota Hwy. 25, Buffalo, MN 55313. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice Program in Austin, Minnesota. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com. Arrangements are with Mayer Funeral Home.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
19 DEC 2014

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Cornelia T. (Felsheim)
"Connie" Haines

1914-2014

Cornelia T. "Connie" Haines, 100, of Austin, died Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center.

Connie was born February 6, 1914, in Arcadia, Wisconsin, to Christian and Angela (Dascher) Felsheim. She was a school teacher in Trempleau, Wisconsin. On May 27, 1940, she married Evarist "Ebbie" Haines in Arcadia.

Connie was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. She loved to sing and garden.

Survivors include four daughters: Catherine (Dick) Auer, Faribault, Minnesota, Suzanne (Wayne) Reed, Newport, Pennsylvania, Marsha (David) Goodge, Flower Mound, Texas, Eva (Doug) Borys, Thiensville, Wisconsin; ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Catherine Buckley, Onalaska, Wisconsin; a brother, Glenn (Kathryn) Felsheim, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Evarist; grandson, Thomas Auer; three brothers and two sisters.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2014, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Adam McMillan officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com. Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
19 DEC 2014

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Ronald Jarvis

1943-2014

Ronald Jarvis died peacefully after a brief battle with cancer.

Ron was born to parents Harold and Sheila on June 27, 1943, in Austin, Minnesota, where he grew up his entire life. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1961 to 1965. His remaining work was spent as a brakeman and conductor for many railroads, including Soo Line, DM&E, CP Rail, ICE and Milwaukee Road. His greatest pride in life came from the family he raised with his wife of 42 years, Lynnette. Ron was humble, kind, and always willing to help anyone. He was a true family man.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing trips to Canada, snowmobiling, hunting and playing golf and tennis.

Ron is survived by his wife Lynnette Jarvis; son Paul Jarvis and his wife Amy and their daughter Amber; daughter Kari Prantner and her husband Corey and their two daughters, Kaylee and Madalynn; daughters Jill and Jennifer Jarvis and grandsons Joseph and Justin Jarvis; sister Dee McDaniels and her husband Jodie; sisters and brothers in-law: Diane Enstad, Wayne Lunde, and Jerry and Caroline Loader; and many nieces and nephews.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Sheila Jarvis; and Uncle Richard Jarvis; and brother-in-law Roger Enstad.

Funeral services will be held at White Funeral Home in Lakeville, Minnesota, on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. Friends and family may gather at 1 p.m. Online condolences at: www.whitefuneralhomes.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
19 DEC 2014

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Shirley Ann (Patterson) Tapp

1930-2014

Shirley Ann Tapp, 84, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, passed away Saturday evening, December 13, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, Methodist Campus.

She was born November 8, 1930, in Kensett, Iowa, to Russell and Erma (Hill) Patterson. Shirley graduated from Austin High School in 1948. On November 26, 1950, she was united in marriage to Glenn D. Tapp at St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Waltham, Minnesota. The couple raised five children. Shirley liked gardening, traveling, and quilting. She worked at Hormel Foods for many years and retired in 1986. Shirley raised laying hens and fryers to sell at a convenience store that she and Glenn operated in Austin.

Shirley is survived by her children: Gary (Kathy) Tapp of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, Wanda (Kirk) Boyd of Lyle, Minnesota, Kevin Tapp of Osage, Minnesota, Gregory Tapp (Andrea Kicklighter) of Mulberry, Florida, Lisa Tapp (Jonathon Harte) of Rose Creek; seven grandchildren: Tina Lau, Meggan (Jason) Husby, Corey Mauer, April (Joe) Merta, Kendra (Kayvon) Behnam, Molly Boyd, Ben Boyd; 27 great-grandchildren: Jared Brantner, Kody Lau, Hailey Lau, Brooklyn Lau, Aleka Husby, Xavier Husby, Faustina Husby, Maximus Husby, Giana Husby, Evelyn Husby, Therese Husby, Chiara Husby, Fulton Husby, Zellie Husby, Nathaniel Merta, Marcus Merta, Emilia Merta, Gabriella Merta, Philip Merta, Anthony Merta, Mariana Behnam, Esabella Behnam, Lucia Behnam, Jonah Behnam, Kayvon-John Behnam, Sakya Boyd, Kayley Boyd, and two more due in February and May; a sister, Arlene Bakke of Austin, Minnesota, and a brother, Leonard (Tricia) Patterson of Okenville, Illinois; in-laws Gaylord (Erene) Tapp of Brownsdale, Leslie (Shirley) Tapp and Delmar Tapp, both of Dexter, and John Tapp of Owatonna; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Russell and Irma Patterson; her husband Glenn Tapp; and a granddaughter Bridget.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2014, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with the Rev. David Hoot officiating. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. immediately preceding the service. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin, at a later date. Memorials can be directed to recipient of donor's choice. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
19 DEC 2014

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Wayne Arnold Stanton

1914-2005

Wayne Arnold Stanton, 91, of New Hampton, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center, New Hampton.

He was born April 12, 1914, at Owatonna, Minnesota, the son of Cleade and Fannie Housman Stanton. On December 4, 1933, he married Opal Heiny in Austin, Minn. She died July 15, 2005.

Mr. Stanton farmed in the Austin, Minnesota, and Lyle, Minnesota, areaa, as well as in the New Hampton area. He also bought and resold cattle and hauled livestock for area producers.

Survivors include two daughters, Eleanor (Kenneth) Hollerud of Austin and Dorothy (Duane) Beyer of New Hampton; a son, Duane (Marilyn) of New Hampton; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; four brothers, Don (Olga) and Loren (Roberta), both of Austin, Jerry of Minneapolis and Norman (Susan) of New York; and two sisters, Holly Young of Eugene, Oregon, and Lois (John) Huntting of Grandview, Washington.

Preceded in death by three brothers, Glen, Naurice and Dale.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, New Hampton, with burial in New Hampton Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and for an hour before services Saturday at the church.

Source: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier,
Thursday, September 15, 2005

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Kay Mary (Tuftee) Schocker

c1932-2014

Kay Mary Schocker, 82, of Asheville, North Carolina, died on Friday, December 19, 2014, at Aston Park Health Care Center.

A native of Austin, Minnesota, Kay was a daughter of the late Harry and Ida Tuftee.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dewaine Schocker, and daughter, Christine Maktabi.

Kay was a member of Unity Church.

She is survived by her sons, Steven Gordon, David Schocker, and Scott Schocker. Additionally, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and caretakers, Athena and Eric Silver, and Betsy and Dennis Silver.

A memorial service for Kay will be held at a later date.

Groce Funeral Home in North Carolina, is assisting the family and the online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
21 DEC 2014

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Tony Joe Dooley

1955-2014

Funeral notice: Tony J. Dooley, 59

Tony Dooley, 59, of Brownsdale, Minnesota, died on December 18, 2014, at his home.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, with Pastor Ken Petzold officiating.

Visitation: Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

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

Memorials: Memorials are preferred to the family.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
21 DEC 2014


Tony Joe Dooley

Born: March 06, 1955
Died: December 18, 2014

Tony Joe Dooley, 59 of Brownsdale, Minnesota, died at his home on Thursday, December 18, 2014.

Tony Joe Dooley was born on March 6, 1955 to Burrel and Dora (Sherman) Dooley in Albert Lea, Minnesota. He graduated from Albert Lea High School and attended the Albert Lea VoTech. Tony completed a 20 month culinary school program in ten months. He had an appreciation for cooking and shared his talent when he owned and operated two restaurants. He was a supervisor for Wilson Foods/Farmstead and Quality Pork Processors and he enjoyed the people he met while he sold cars for USEMs in Austin for ten years. He worked for Vestas American Wind Technologies the last five years until he became ill. Tony married Joyce Crabtree on June 26, 1993 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin, Minnesota.

Tony enjoyed baseball, bowling, hockey and football and he won the doubles tennis championship in 1970 when he played for the Albert Lea High School team. He was also an avid fisherman.

Tony's true passion was writing. He loved to write poems, obituaries and songs. He was a gifted songwriter having written over 100 songs during the past 10 years. He shared his gift with family, friends and acquaintances by writing songs and poems that were specific to each person and event.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Jerry and Tommy.

Tony is survived by his wife Joyce Dooley, Brownsdale, Minnesota; two daughters: Billie Jo Dooley, Albert Lea, Minnesota, Angela Marie (Robin) Dooley, Albert Lea, Minnesota; foster daughter: Anissa Carlson Dooley, Albert Lea, Minnesota; grandchildren: Hailey, Drew, Gavin, Dora, Dylan, Patrick, Selena, Jayden, Alex, and Leo; great grandchildren: Anhela, Zander and Adalynn; sister: Margaret (David) Weckwerth, Albert Lea, Minnesota; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with Pastor Ken Petzold officiating. Friends may call from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.

Memorials are preferred to the family.

Source: Clasen Jordan Funeral Home website

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David LeRoy Reynen

1942-2014

Born: July 06, 1942

Died: December 20, 2014

David LeRoy Reynen, 72, went home to be with Jesus on December 20, 2014, after a 7 1/2 year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He will be remembered for his deep faith in Christ, his lovefor his family and his care for others. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandpa.

The son of Henry and Henrietta Reynen, he was born on July 6, 1942 in Albert Lea, Minnesota. He attended grade school in Hollandale, MN where he met and fell in love with Joyce DeVries, and attended high school in Albert Lea, MN. He enjoyed playing football, playing the trombone, and dating Jo. He married his childhood sweetheart on August 12, 1961. Dave attended Central College in Pella, Iowa, graduating with a bachelor degree in Business & Economics, continuing his education and receiving his CPCU designation in 1972. He was an owner and partner of a successful insurance agency and was a highly-respected insurance agent in Austin, MN for 42 years, until he retired in 2007. He served as President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Minnesota from 1979 to 1980.

Dave was a charter member of Bethlehem Free Methodist Church and was a faithful and active member his whole adult life. He was a very motivating adult Sunday school teacher who challenged his class to grow deeper in their faith. He was involved in leadership in many ways. He invested a lot of time and energy in the community by being involved in CBMC, the Rotary Club, The YMCA Board, the Salvation Army Board and SCORE.

His interests included: woodworking; fishing; working in the yard; tending his pasture, the fences, and the horses; gardening; and traveling with Jo. Dave's greatest joy came from being with his family. Their favorite memories are vacations Up North, Bearsy Wearsy stories, and times laughing and talking in the kitchen. He was a great conversationalist, always encouraging, funny, and supportive of his kids' and grand kids' endeavors. He will be greatly missed.

Dave is survived by his wife Joyce; four children and their spouses: Michael & Vickie Reynen of Nairobi, Kenya; Michael & Marsha Wilder of Minnetonka, MN; Mark & Tracey Reynen of Austin, MN; Marla & Bob Peters of Sioux Falls, SD; twelve grandchildren: Kelly & Kyle Reynen, Kenzie & Jamie Mahan, Rebekah, Mariah & Austin Wilder, Maxwell & Lillian Reynen, Nathan, Noah, Lydia & Eli Peters; mother Henrietta; sister and brother-in-law Esther & Marvin Wynia; sister-in-law Sharon King; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Henry; brother and sister-in-law Robert & Patricia Reynen.

A memorial service will be held on Monday December 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Bethlehem Free Methodist Church, 1500 4th Avenue SE, Austin, Minnesota. Friends may call at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Sunday December 28th from 1:00 to 4:00pm and at the church for one hour before the service on Monday Morning.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website
21 DEC 2014

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Alfred Michael Simon

1920-2014

Obituary for Alfred Michael Simon

Alfred M. Simon, age 94, of Austin, died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at his home.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 am on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91, VFW Post #1216, DAV Chapter 27.

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website


Obituary for Alfred Michael Simon

Alfred M. Simon, 94, of Austin, Minnesota, died on Saturday December 20, 2014 at his home.

Al was born on August 4, 1920, in Stacyville, Iowa, to Jacob and Anna (Heaman) Simon. He graduated from Visitation High School in 1938.

Al married Ruth C. Vanderbilt on July 16th, 1941. Ruth died on June 3, 1972. Al married Donna L. (Hallman) Hareid on January 27th, 1973. Donna died on March 9, 2001. He worked at Geo. A. Hormel and Co. for 39 years.

Al was a member of the Civil Conservation Corps. He was a Combat Wounded World War II Veteran as a member of the 17th Airborne Glider Division and received a Purple Heart during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a life time member of the VFW, American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.

Al enjoyed fishing, playing poker, watching the Minnesota Twins and unfortunately, the Green Bay Packers. He loved to travel. Al spent his summers fishing on Mille Lacs Lake and winters with his "Texas family" in Brownsville, Texas. Al went fishing every spring and fall with his family and friends in Canada. Al especially loved spending time with his great grandchildren.

He is survived by his children: Br. Robert O.C.S.O., Dubuque, Iowa, Donald, Woodbury, Barbara (Roland) Schumacher, Austin, Jean Kurata, Plymouth, David (Sheryl), Rochester, Alfred Jr. (Debra), Hastings, Kurt, Rochester; stepchildren, Karen Stoltz, Austin, Ronald Hareid, Rochester; extended family, Le Wain (Paulette) Lewis, Austin; his grandchildren: Jon Simon, Michelle (Scott) Slinde, Randy Schumacher, Wendy (Chad) Pedersen, Alissa (John) Zimmerman, Matthew Simon, Lindsey Simon, Derek (Tobi) Simon, Kristin (Jayme) Brochman, Allison Simon, Sierra Simon, Saige Simon, Kenneth (Corinne) Stoltz, Keith Stoltz; sixteen great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sister, Margaret Anderson, Cedar Falls, Iowa; sister-in-law Virginia Wilson, Austin; brothers-in-law Thomas Miller, Waterloo, Iowa, Kermit Vanderbilt, Langley, Washington.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Ruth and Donna; parents Jacob and Anna; brothers, Ralph and Martin; Sisters, Angeline Simon, Elizabeth Taylor and Marceline Miller; several brothers in-law and sisters-in-law.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Traufler and Abbott David Scott O.C.S.O. officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91, VFW Post #1216, and DAV Chapter 27.

Memorials are preferred.

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website
23 DEC 2014

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Dolly J. (Germond) Warrington

1918-2014

Dolly J. Warrington, 96, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died quietly surrounded by family at her daughter's home in Euless, Texas, on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

Dolly Jean was born in Abbington, Illinois, to a young widow, Etta "Alice" (Cramblett) Germond on October 5, 1918. Dolly grew up in Southern California and was raised from the age of 6 in the Masonic Home for Children until her high school graduation. She always spoke highly of her time there and the care given her.

Dolly lived briefly with her mother before meeting her husband, Harold Warrington. They were married June 26, 1937, in Pasadena, California. They moved to their farm south of Austin, Minnesota, in 1947, accompanied by their sons, Edward and Craig. Their daughter, Ramona, was born in 1952. Dolly resided on that farm until 2006. In 2006, she moved to Weslaco, Texas, where she lived until 2011. Due to declining health, she lived her last three years with her daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and Dewey Walker and grandson William Blowers in Euless, Texas.

She was generous, thoughtful, and loving with all her family and friends. Dolly was a wonderful hostess and made everyone feel welcome in her home. She loved to sew and knit. She became an avid reader and she loved to dance and play cards. She was always active in her local church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edouard and Alice Germond; husband, Harold; son, Craig; great-grandson, Tristan; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Audrey Germond; sister, Ramona Whitescarver; many in-laws; and dear nieces and nephews.

Dolly is survived by her son Edward Warrington, Sarasota, Florida; daughter and son-in-law Ramona and Dewey Walker, Euless, Texas; nine grandchildren: Michael Warrington, Gulf Shores, Alaska, Dana (Rick) Hancock, Jacksonville, Florida, Joseph (Michelle) Warrington, Foley, Alaska, Eileen (Jeff) Cooper, Cottonwood, California, Lisa Warrington, Huntsville, Alaska, Sam (Serena) Warrington, Waconia, Minnesota, Genae (Robert) Sundby, Rapid City, South Dakota, William D. Blowers II, Euless, Texas, and Sarah (Niles) Romano, Irving, Texas; 13 great-grandchildren: Chase and Clay Hancock, Amber and Terra Warrington, Christopher, Jacob and Joshua Cooper, Mikayla, Jerica and Toby Warrington, Parker and Samantha Sundby, and Oliver Romano; nieces and nephews.

She will be truly missed. We will be honored to share our memories and celebrate her life with all who wish to join us. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 29 at First United Methodist Church, Austin, with the Rev. Marilee Benson officiating. Interment will be at Cedar City Cemetery. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and at the church for one hour before the service on Monday morning. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar City Cemetery Association, c/o Mary Henry, 101 24th Street SW, Austin, MN 55912.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
23 DEC 2014

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Violet Lenore (Lundene) Rowe

1918-2014

Violet Lenore Rowe, 96, of Owatonna, died December 20, 2014, at Homestead Hospice House.

Violet Lundene was born Sept. 11, 1918, in Floyd County Iowa. She was the fourth of seven children born to Amos and Clara Lundene. She graduated from Otranto High School in 1936.

On June 12, 1941, she married Carl Rowe. The couple farmed in Southern Minnesota until moving to Otranto, Iowa, in 1951. Mrs. Rowe and her husband moved to Owatonna in 1967 and she went to work as a seamstress at Kummeth Manufacturing.

Mrs. Rowe was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was active with the senior activities as well as sewing circle and service committee. She was a passionate baker and cook, she enjoyed playing cards, sewing, fishing, working in her garden, and especially mowing the lawn. More than anything she loved the Lord, her family and her friends.

Violet Rowe is survived by her son David Rowe of San Jose, California; granddaughter Lisa Rowe of New York; grandson Peter Rowe and wife Karen; and great-grandchildren Madison and Michael of Georgia; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Rowe; her daughter in-law Carolyn; her five sisters and her brother.

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home on Friday, December 26, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service in the church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard Steffen officiating. Interment will be in the Rose Creek Enterprise Cemetery, Austin, Minnesota. Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church Senior programs or to the Homestead Hospice House.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website
23 DEC 2014

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Karen Ruth (Burzinski) Erickson

1947-2014

Karen Ruth (Burzinski) Erickson, 67, of River Falls, Wisconsin, passed away on December 17, 2014, in River Falls, Wisconsin.

Karen was born January 5, 1947, in Austin, Minnesota, to Robert and Violet Burzinski. She married Mel Erickson on March 19, 1971, in Wayzata, Minnesota. Karen graduated from Pacelli High School in 1965 and St. Mary's School of Nursing in 1967. She worked as an RN at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, and later was co-owner in the family auto body business.

Karen is survived by her loving husband, Mel Erickson; sons: Greg (Angie) Erickson, and Michael (Michelle) Erickson; three grandchildren: Peyton, Makenna and Bailey. She is further survived by sisters: Sarah (Steve) Tupper Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Joan Burzinski, Austin, Minnesota, and brothers Michael (Linda) Burzinski, Austin, Minnesota, and James (Kimberly) Burzinski, Pueblo, Colorado; and sister-in-law Kathy Burzinski, Becker, Minnesota. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Violet; her brother Stephen; and her mother and father-in-law Arthur and Helen.

Bakken-Young Funeral Home, River Falls, Wisconsin, is assisting the family with arrangements. Visitation will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Christ Center Assembly of God Church. 810 Northview Drive, Hudson, WI 54016. A service will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Christ Center Assembly of God Church. Pastor Mike Roeder will officiate. Memorials preferred to the family.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 24 DEC 2014

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Wesley Arnold Becthold

1949-2014

Wesley Becthold, 65, of Nashua, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 with his family by his side at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Nashua, with Father Gary Mayer celebrating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. today with a 7:30 p.m. Scriptural Wake Service at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Nashua. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral mass on Tuesday. Online condolences for Wes's family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Wesley "Wes" Arnold Becthold was born on October 25, 1949 to Henry and Bertha (Anderson) Becthold in Austin, Minn. At the age of two, Wes's family moved to rural Nashua where he attended and graduated from Nashua High School. On Nov. 20, 1971, Wes was united in marriage to Judith Fogarty at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in rural Elma. The couple made their home in Nashua where they raised their three children, Scott, Paul and Jennifer. Wes worked for Hawkeye Steele, White Farm Equipment and Hydrotile Machinery. In the 1980s he opened Main Street Plumbing and Heating, operating until his retirement.

Wes was an avid golfer. He enjoyed socializing, playing cards and most recently fishing. His family was the joy of his life and he adored his grandchildren. He was proud to share his love for golf with each of them. Wes was a dedicated firefighter; serving on the Nashua Fire Department for 24 years. He served on the St. Michael's Parish Board and was a member of the Town and Country Club as well as the Nashua Boat Club.

Wes is survived by his loving wife, Judy Becthold of Nashua; his children, Scott (Shannon) Becthold of Altoona; Paul (Heather) Becthold of Nashua and Jennifer (Brandon) Keeler of West Branch; his grandchildren, Zachary, Madison, MacKenzie, Logan, Deaven, Kennedy, Ashlynn, Lauren, Henry and Parker; his three brothers, Ray (Jan) Becthold of Allison, Don (Janet) Becthold of Clarence, and Jim (Margaret) Becthold of Marion; his two sisters, Shirley (Robert) Olson of Arkansas and Carol Anderson of Minnesota; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Source: Charles City [ Iowa ] Press

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Eldred G. Peterson

1923-2014

Eldred G. Peterson, 91, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died Sunday, December 28, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

He was born March 12, 1923, on the family farm in Udolpho Township, Mower County, Minnesota, to Bernhard Olaf and Gustina Minnie (Ingvalson) Peterson. Eldred was raised on the family farm and graduated from Blooming Prairie High School. On Oct. 29, 1950, Eldred Peterson and Orline Ruhter were united in marriage at St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Waltham, Minnesota. The couple raised five children. He made his living farming, growing crops, and raising dairy cows and hogs for slaughter.

He was a life-long member of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church. Eldred also belonged to the Gideons International Society distributing bibles to local hospitals and hotels. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking, and was especially proud of his replica of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church. Eldred's greatest joy was spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Eldred is survived by his wife Orline Peterson of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota; his children: Gilman (Patricia) Peterson of New Richland, Minnesota, Delmar (Barbara) Peterson of Blooming Prairie, JoAnne (Randall) Smith of Hokkaido, Japan, Merlin (Denice) Peterson of Toppenish, Washington, and Rodney (Teresa) Peterson of Owatonna, Minnesota; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; his sister Mervis Keckhafer of Hayfield; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bernhard and Gustie Peterson; and one brother, Tilford Peterson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lindsay Stolen officiating. Interment will follow at Red Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 30 DEC 2014

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Helen Margaret (Theobald) Smith

1918-2014

Helen M. Smith, 96, of Stewartville, formerly of Rochester and Adams, Minnesota, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at her home in Stewartville.

Helen Margaret was born June 26, 1918, in Meyer, Iowa, to Thomas and Gertrude (Kloeckner) Theobald. She married Roy Smith on February 14, 1939, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Meyer, Iowa. Helen and Roy farmed in the Adams, Minnesota, area where they raised their five children. Helen was a hard-working farm wife and homemaker and enjoyed gardening. In 1981, they moved into Adams and in 1988, they moved to Rochester where Helen began working at the Econo Foods Bakery, a job she loved and worked at until she was 80 in 1999. Helen has lived in Stewartville since 2009.

She was an excellent cook, seamstress and "hostess with the mostess," sharing treats and goodies with neighbors and friends. Helen enjoyed playing bingo and making an occasional trip to a casino. Helen was a devoted Catholic woman and active in her church with the CCW, knitting mittens and making rosaries. She was also a volunteer at Assisi Heights.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Roy; grandson Joe David Smith; three brothers: Paul, Walter, and Clem; five sisters: Mary, Isabelle, Rosella, Marcella, and Sister Angelita.

Helen is survived by her children: David (Jurine) Smith, Adams, Minnesota, Doris Butler, Prior Lake, Minnesota, Leon (Konnie) Smith, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Emily (Mike) Kiefer, Stewartville, Minnesota, Peggy (Scott) Fontana, Lakeville, Minnesota; nine grandchildren: Lon Smith, Rod Smith, Ryan Smith, Gala Smith Witt, Kim Jensen, Shane Butler, Andy Smith, Cathy Hoy and Sarah Fontana; 18 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a great-great-great-grandson; sisters-in-law: Marita Michels, Adams, Minnesota, and Marcella Smith, Adams, Minnesota; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. There will be a 4 p.m. Rosary and a 6:30 p.m. prayer service on Monday at the Adams Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. and there will also be visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 28 DEC 2014

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Bessie Lealah (Smalley) Miller

1913-2014

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Bessie L. Miller, 101, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at her home.

Bessie Lealah Smalley was born August 3, 1913, on the family farm in Mitchell County, Iowa, to Harrison H. and Nellie (Kirgus) Smalley. Bessie and her family moved to Osage, Iowa, when she was one year old. She attended country school in Mitchell County, Iowa.

On March 24, 1931, she married William T. Miller at the Methodist Church in Austin. The couple lived on a farm near Toeterville, Iowa, until they moved to a farm near Lyle, Minnesota. In 1935, Bessie and William moved to Austin, Minnesota, and lived there for the rest of their married life. William passed away Feb. 23, 1992.

Bessie was a busy homemaker, raising five children. A member of the Methodist Church since the age of 14, she belonged to the circle for many years, and also served as a den mother. Bessie was a woman with very strong principles.

Survivors include her son Don (Marlyce) Miller of Lakeland, Minnesota; her daughters: Donna (LaVern) Haas of Austin, Joan (Lee) Barington of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Patty (Larry) Mortenson of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, and Betty (Dave) Neus of Austin; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 11 great great-grandchildren; her sister June Eskew of Sacramento, California; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Harrison and Nellie Smalley; her husband William Miller; one grandson Michael Mortenson; her brother Harvey C. (Martha) Smalley; and seven sisters: Beryl (Louis) Mielke, Blanche (Clarence) Cottingham, Bertha (Herman) Graff, Beulah (Clayton) Jenkins, Dorothy (Roy) LaMaack, Bernice (George) Wilder, and Ruby (Able) Davis; brother-in-law Dick Eskew.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at First United Methodist Church in Austin with Pastor Marilee Benson officiating. Visitation will precede the service, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. 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, 28 DEC 2014


#2:

Bessie Miller wanted to beat the record for Minnesota's oldest woman set by Anna Stoehr from Plainview, Minnesota, at 114.

"She kind of took a big gulp and said, 'I want to beat her,' like she wasn't too sure of that, but she threw it out there," said her daughter Betty Neus.

Miller passed away Dec. 24, 2014, at 101 years, 4 months and 21 days old. While she was about 13 years shy of of that goal, Miller's age was impressive for more than just surpassing the century mark -- she also thwarted two bouts of cancer.

Miller was born Aug. 3, 1913 on the family farm in Mitchell County, Iowa. She and her family later moved to Austin. After she married Bill Miller, the two lived in an upstairs apartment before moving into one of the Hormel homes. Bessie and her family later moved to 1407 Ninth Ave. NW, where she lived out the rest of her life.

In 1995, Miller was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in her leg. She was 82 at the time. She battled the disease into remission, but it reappeared in her back in 2002, when she was 89. During the second bout with cancer, Miller was hospitalized three times and underwent several rounds of chemotherapy.

But it took about 13 years before Miller's body gave up the fight, although Neus said her mother never stopped fighting.

"She fought it right up until the very end," Neus said. "She loved life and she wanted to stay here."

Neus recalled her mother's stay in a nursing home for about eight months in 2002. Miller was tired of waiting for the staff to help her do things such as use the restroom, so determination and stubbornness made her get up

Bessie Miller and her husband William T. Miller were married on March 24, 1931 at the Methodist Chruch in Austin.

"She got strong enough to transfer, and we brought her home," Neus said. "She was home in her home up until the day she died."

During her lifetime, Miller went through the floods of the past decades, walked over the footbridge that went over the railroad tracks and the corner grocery stores that no longer exist. She went through the Hormel strike of 1933, as well as the P-9 strike of 1985.

Her family recalled her strong principles and the way she saw the world in black and white. Yet despite her stubbornness, she enjoyed spending time with family. She played cards every night for 22 years with Neus and went out to dinner every Tuesday with another daughter, Donna Haas. She enjoyed family get-togethers and loved parties.

"We had a party on Christmas Eve day -- the day she died -- and as soon as we all left, as soon as the party was done, she left too," Neus said.

Miller was a member of the Methodist Church since she was 14 years old. She enjoyed reading, embroidering and puzzles, among other things. She continued to get the daily paper, even when she couldn't read anymore, and her family would read it for her. In her later years she loved car rides, taking any opportunity to drive around while family or friends ran errands.

"I think it was very inspirational that she lived to be that age and she still had that zest for life," Neus said.

Although nobody might ever know Miller's secret to her long life, family recalled her healthy eating habits. She never smoked or drank, either. But mostly, she found happiness where she was.

Neus quoted the paster at her mother's funeral, saying her mother had simple pleasures and she found her niche in her home. She found out how to live her life to the fullest where she was at.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 3 JAN 2015

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Steven A. Gilbert

1952-2014

Steven A. Gilbert, 62, died at his apartment in Austin, Minnesota, on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Steve was a long time resident of the Grand Meadow and Austin areas.

Steven was born on March 7, 1952, in Austin, Minnesota, to Arthur and Alice Gilbert. He attended Grace Baptist Church where he enjoyed the evening service. He liked helping others and tinkering on lawn mowers.

He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Alice Gilbert; brothers: Gary and James; sisters: Sheila and Elizabeth.

Grateful for having shared his life are his fiance Cindy Mensing; brothers: Warren (Edith) Gilbert, Fulton, Missouri, Maynard Gilbert, Quitmen, Texas, Randy (Terri) Gilbert, Sioux Falls South Dakota; sister-in-law Mary Lou Crilly, Ostrander, Minnesota; special nephew Troy (Peggy) Gilbert; niece Colleen Gilbert; step-mother Frances Gilbert, Ostrander, Minnesota; aunt and uncle Berniece and Mervin Nelson, Blooming Prairie, Minnesota; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 29, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel in Austin with Pastor Brett Williams officiating. Visitation will be at the mortuary for one hour before the service.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 28 DEC 2014

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Carl Johan Larsen

1918-2014

Carl Johan Larsen, of Albert Lea, Minnesota, died on Christmas day at the Mayo Clinic Health System, Albert Lea. He was 96.

Carl was born on a farm near Lake Crystal, Minnesota, to parents John and Katrine (Nielsen) Larsen, Jan. 21, 1918. He attended schools in Garden City, Minnesota, and graduated from Welcome Memorial High School, Garden City, Minnesota, with the class of 1936. He moved with his parents to a farm south of Brownsdale, Minnesota, in 1936, and farmed there until he moved to Albert Lea, Minnesota, in 1988.

Carl married Helen Stevens at the United Methodist Church in Brownsdale, Minnesota, in 1956. She passed away in 1963. He married Evelyn (Helle) Westrum in 1972 at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.

He belonged to the United Methodist Church in Brownsdale where he was an active member. He was also a member of the Danish Brotherhood, Danish Sisterhood and the Eagles Club. He had been a member of the Sons of Norway. He was very proud of his Danish heritage. He enjoyed traveling and had been in every state except Alaska, and had traveled to Denmark and Norway twice. He also enjoyed woodwork, gardening, crafts, puzzles and especially visiting with family and friends. He was an avid Minnesota Twins fan.

Carl is survived by brother Elmer Larsen of Lake Park, Iowa; three nephews: David (Regina) Larsen of Belmond, Iowa, Nick Larsen of May City, Iowa, Erik (Joan) Larsen of Montgomery, Iowa; niece Erin (Dave) Wynn of Phoenix, Arizona; two step-daughters: Kathy (Bob) McBride of Owatonna, Minnesota, Karen (Don) Bartell of Centerville, Ohio; two step-grandsons: Jeff (Janet) McBride of Elko, Minnesota, Matt (Julie) McBride of Minnetonka, Minnesota; step-granddaughter Julie McBride of Burnsville, Minnesota; five step-great-grandchildren: Madison, Mollie, Meghan, Ben and Irina McBride; and several great nieces, nephews and many cousins in Denmark.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Katrine Larsen; wives Helen and Evelyn; brother August (Bonnie) Larsen and sister-in-law Deloris Larsen.

Funeral Services for Carl will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at the Brownsdale United Methodist Church, Brownsdale, Minnesota. Rev. Sharon Goetzinger will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Albert Lea. Visitation will be on hour before services at the church. Bonnerup Funeral Service is assisting the family.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 28 DEC 2014

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Nancy A. Zschunke

1936-2014

Nancy A. Zschunke, 78, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday morning, December 27, 2014, at her home in Austin.

Nancy Ann Erickson was born March 30, 1936, in Austin to Melvin and Katie (Best) Erickson, where she was raised and attended Austin High School, graduating in 1954. On March 17, 1956, she married William L. "Bill" Zschunke in Austin. The couple lived throughout the United States with Bill's job in the sales department for the Geo A. Hormel Company. They made their home in Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Nebraska and Duluth, Minnesota, where they lived from 1973 to 2002. While living in Duluth, Nancy worked as a secretary and retail clerk. Bill died on July 30, 2006. Nancy enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed day trips with her friends to the area casinos.

Survivors include two sons: William "Bill" (Jeanne) Zschunke of Atlanta, Georgia, and James Zschunke of Austin; two grandchildren: Erickson and Sarah Zschunke; three brothers: Robert (Darlene) Erickson, Donald (Shirley) Erickson, and Kenneth "Pinky" (Susan) Erickson all of Austin; several nieces, nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers: Ronnie and Russell Erickson.

A memorial gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at the Courtyard Apartments, 310 2nd Avenue NE, Austin, Minnesota. In Lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to the Austin Public Library. There will be no visitation or reviewal. The Worlein Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 29 DEC 2014

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Daryl Gene Gosha

1952-2014

Daryl Gene Gosha, 62, of Las Vegas, Nevada, graduated to his eternal reward unexpectedly at Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 27, 2014.

He was born on March 12, 1952, in Austin, Minnesota, to Eugene Joseph Gosha and Dolores Elaine (Baker) Gosha. He graduated from Austin High School in 1970, where he was a three sport letter winning athlete. He subsequently attended Austin Junior College and the University of Minnesota.

On July 27, 1974, he was united in marriage with Sharon Leck, to which union were born two daughters: Shannon and Allison. Daryl and Sharon later divorced, and on July 28, 1990, Daryl married Julie Hasch.

Daryl worked in customer service and management positions in the delivery and retail industries in Minneapolis, Chicago, and Las Vegas, where he ended his career due to disability at the beginning of October 2014. He was looking forward in retirement to spending time with his daughters and their families when a sudden illness resulted in his premature passing.

He is survived by his spouse, Julie; daughters: Shannon (Luis) Caballero, Davenport, Florida, and Allison Gosha, Tampa, Florida; grandson, Dylan Caballero; granddaughters: Kyla Gosha, Cecilia Caballero, and Alexa Caballero; his mother, Dolores Gosha of Peoria, Arizona; sister, Dorrie (Don) Clark of Goodyear, Arizona; brothers: David Gosha, Rochester, Minnesota, and Joseph Gosha, Phoenix, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Gosha; and infant sister, Robin Gosha.

Daryl's services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Neptune Cremation Services of Las Vegas, Nevada, is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 2 JAN 2015

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Mary Ann (Holte) Bliese

1931-2014

Born: August 24, 1931
Died: December 31, 2014

Mary Ann Bliese, age 83, of Austin, Minnesota, passed on peacefully at her home on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

Mary Ann was born on August 24, 1931 in Austin, Minnesota, to Martin and Esther (Yonke) Holte. She graduated from Austin High School in 1949 and married Rodger Bliese on May 8, 1954 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Austin.

Mary Ann enjoyed Cotillion, ballroom dancing, bridge club and evening drives around Austin. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and volunteered at the Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop.

She was preceded in death by her parents Martin and Esther Holte and step brother Robert Holte.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Rodger Bliese, Austin, Minnesota; daughter and son-in-law: Cynthia and Kevin Johnson, Austin, MN; sons and daughters-in-law: Brad and Angela Bliese, Roseville, MN and Mark and Taylor Bliese, Austin, MN; grandchildren: Matthew and Amy Ann Johnson, Austin, MN, Brock Bliese, Roseville, MN and Claire and Charlotte Bliese, Austin, MN; great granddaughter: Ezrya.

Friends may greet the family at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Monday, January 5th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for a time of visitation, food and refreshments. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Visitation:
Monday, January 05, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary
209 2nd Avenue NW
Austin, Minnesota 55912

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home, 2 JAN 2015

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Angella Christine Legler

1972-2014

Born: December 10, 1972
Died: December 31, 2014

Angella C. Legler, 42, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Angella was born on December 10, 1972 in Austin, Minnesota, to Larry and Nancy (Huinker) Legler. She graduated from Austin High School in 1991 and attended Austin Community College. Angella enjoyed horseback riding and camping. She was a loving mother to her son Calin and her faithful companion, "Bruiser,"s her dog that was always by her side.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Amanda Wilson, brothers Josh and James Legler, grandparents Kenneth and Erma Legler and Donald and Mary Huinker.

Angella is survived by her son, Calin Blowers, Albert Lea, MN; parents: Larry and Nancy Legler, Austin, MN; aunts and uncles: Michael (Beverly) Legler, Webster, MN; Charles (Marjean) Legler, Luck, WI; Debra (James) Goergen, Austin, MN; Donald (Vitjit) Huinker, South Carolina; Rodney (Marijo) Huinker, Red Wing, MN; David (Karen) Huinker, Austin, MN; Craig Huinker, Austin, MN; and many cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 6th at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with the Reverend David Simerson officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be at the mortuary for one hour before the service on Tuesday.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home, 2 JAN 2015

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Steven Arnold Gilbert

1952-2014

Born: March 07, 1952
Died: December 24, 2014

Steven A. Gilbert, 62, died at his apartment in Austin, Minnesota, on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Steve was a long time resident of the Grand Meadow and Austin areas.

Steven was born on March 7, 1952 in Austin, Minnesota, to Arthur and Alice Gilbert. He attended Grace Baptist Church where he enjoyed the evening service. He liked helping others and tinkering on lawn mowers.

He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Alice Gilbert, brothers Gary and James, sisters Sheila and Elizabeth.

Grateful for having shared his life are his fiance: Cindy Mensing; brothers: Warren (Edith) Gilbert, Fulton, MO; Maynard Gilbert, Quitmen, TX; Randy (Terri) Gilbert, Sioux Falls SD; sister-in-law: Mary Lou Crilly, Ostrander, MN; special nephew: Troy (Peggy) Gilbert; niece: Colleen Gilbert; step-mother: Frances Gilbert, Ostrander, MN; aunt and uncle: Berniece and Mervin Nelson, Blooming Prairie, MN and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 29th at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel in Austin with Pastor Brett Williams officiating. Visitation will be at the mortuary for one hour before the service.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home, 2 JAN 2015

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Julie Ann Wiese

1957-2014

Obituary for Julie Ann Wiese

Julie Ann Wiese, 57, of Austin, died suddenly on Monday, December 29, 2014, at Primrose Retirement Community. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Julie was born on July 20, 1957. Her parents were Nathan & Margaret (Wackwitz) Wiese of Austin. Julie grew up in the Brownsdale area, attended Queen of Angels Parochial School, Brownsdale Grade School and graduated from Hayfield High School in 1975. Julie also graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree in Child Care from Mankato State in 1977. She held positions at Cedarvale Child Care in Austin, Hiawatha Homes in Rochester, and Primrose Retirement Community in Austin caring for children and adults.

Julie was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. As a youth, she was very involved in 4-H with the Red Rock Rangers and at the Mower County level. She played an awesome game of softball with the 4-H softball team. Julie was a Hayfield Vikings Vikette, in FHA, GRA, Chorus and played clarinet in the marching and concert band.

Survivors include her mother, Margaret Wiese of Austin; sister-in-law, Lisa Place of Owatonna; aunts Delores (Howard) Nielsen of Jackson; Marie Wiese of Austin; Bernice Mahnke of San Mateo, California; Cousins Chris Overfelt of El Granada, California and Jeanne King of San Francisco, California; and many more special cousins who all meant a great deal to Julie.

She was preceded in death by her father, Nathan Wiese; her brother, Mark Wiese; her grandparents, and many aunts and uncles and cousins.

The celebration of Julie's life will be at Queen of Angel's Catholic Church in Austin, at 11 am on Friday, January 2, 2015 with Father Dale Tupper presiding. Visitation with the family is one hour before the service.

Memorial's in Julie's name may be made to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) or Queen of Angels Catholic Church.

Source: Mayer Funeral Home, 2 JAN 2015

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Charles E. Ferguson

1937-2015

Charles E. Ferguson, age 77 of Austin, died Friday January 2, 2015, at Grand Meadow Health Care Center.

He was born August 27, 1937, in Austin, Minnesota, to Walter and June (Bly) Ferguson. A lifelong resident of Austin, Charles attended Austin Public Schools and then joined the United States Army. On November 16, 1962, he was united in marriage to Shirley Wentworth in Brownsdale, Minnesota. The couple raised two children. He was a former member of the Mower County Mounted Posse and belonged to Faith Evangelical Free Church in Austin. Charles especially enjoyed the time spent with his family and friends.

Survivors include his children Debora (Mark) Silvis of Fridley, Minnesota, Raymond Ferguson of Austin; two grandchildren, Paul and John; siblings Alvin (Kathy) Ferguson of Elmo, Minnesota, Phyllis Kaiser of Salt Lake City, Utah, Marion Wilke of Austin, Ronald (Winnie) Ferguson, also of Austin; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and June Ferguson, his wife Shirley Ferguson in 2010, and his brother Lawrence Ferguson.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Rev. Mark Silvis officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials can be directed to the Ferguson family. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website, 2 JAN 2015

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Joyce R. (Lechner) Zech

1922-2015

Joyce R. Zech, age 92, of Austin, died Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center.

Joyce R. Peterson was born November 2, 1922 in Austin, Minnesota. She attended school in Freeborn County. On September 1, 1942, she married Frederick Zech. The couple raised two children. Joyce worked in Austin at Nelson's Supermarket, and then at Ankeny's Dry Cleaners. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joyce also liked to crochet and shop. She grew up in the Oakland area before moving to Austin.

Joyce is survived by her children Gary (Cynthia) Zech of Austin, and Betty Lees of Minneapolis; three grandchildren James Zech of Minneapolis Mark Lees of Elk River, Minnesota, Sara (Michael) Wessel of Blaine; two great-grandchildren Brandon Wessel and Jacob Wessel; three brothers Harold Lechner of Austin, Dean (Marlene) Lechner, also of Austin, Earl Lechner of Rockwood, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents George and Cora Lechner, her husband Frederick Zech in 2006, her sister-in-law Beverly Lechner, and three grandchildren in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Rev. Dr. Stephen DeFor officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. 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, 2 JAN 2015
See also: Austin Daily Herald, 4 JAN 2015

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Renee Anita (Christensen) Anderson

1922-2014

Renee A. Anderson, age 92 of Austin, died Monday, December 29, 2014, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center.

Renee Anita Christensen was born October 26, 1922 in River Falls, Wisconsin to Alfred and Bertha (Jensen) Christensen. She was a graduate of River Falls High School and the Minneapolis School of Cosmetology. Renee and Arthur Anderson were united in marriage on September 18, 1948 in Forest Lake, Minnesota. The couple raised four children. Renee was a former member of Grace Lutheran Church in Austin where she taught Sunday school, and a current member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin where she was involved in many activities, including serving on the funeral committee, working at Global Health Ministries, quilting, and WELCA.

She also belonged to Eastern Star, and enjoyed working as a hairdresser at St. Mark's Lutheran Home and various other salons, and as a nurse's aide at Burr Oak Manor. Renee had a very artistic nature and was an accomplished painter. A lover of children and animals, she also liked to garden, find four-leaf clovers, and watch sports. Renee was dedicated to her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her children Dennis (Sandi) Anderson of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Darlene (Tom) Merchant of Prior Lake, Minnesota, Rebecca (Dan) Astrup of Austin, and Doug Anderson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; nine grandchildren Chelsey (Andy) Killough, McKenzie (Jeff) Stenberg, Adam Merchant, Crystal Merchant, Andrea (Jeremiah) Becker, Michael Astrup, Laura Astrup, Tyler (Anna) McNamer, and Mackenzie Anderson; two great-grandchildren; one sister Jean (Ken) Afdahl.

She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Bertha Christensen, her husband Arthur Anderson in 1999, and one brother Charles Christensen in infancy.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 2, 2015 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Glenn Monson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the church on Friday, immediately preceding the service. Memorials can be directed to Our Savior's Lutheran Church Missions. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website, 2 JAN 2015

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Glenda Louise (Baker) Mackay

1962-2014

Obituary

Glenda Louise Mackay, age 74, of Albert Lea, Minnesota, died December 23, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Hospital St. Marys Campus, Rochester. Glenda was born March 23, 1940, to George Asa and Helen M. (Phelps) Baker in Meadville, Pennsylvania where she grew up and attended school. She attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.

She married Donald Mackay on August 11, 1962, in Linesville, Pennsylvania. Glenda was a secretary at Crane Community Church in Austin, Minnesota until her death. Besides Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Minnesota, Glenda and Don lived in Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, California and Colorado where Don was a church pastor and taught at Bible colleges during those years. They moved to Albert Lea, Minnesota in 1984. A member of Faith E. Free Church in Austin, Glenda enjoyed camping, gardening, canoeing, homemaking and teaching children.

Survivors include her husband, Don Mackay, Sr. of Albert Lea; a daughter, Becky Mackay Olson of Albert Lea, Minnesota; a son, Don (Amanda) Mackay, Jr. of Austin; four grandchildren, Amanda Olson, Danielle Olson, Emma Mackay and Keegan Mackay; one great-granddaughter, Avah Patton; a brother, J. Lee Baker of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Diana Baker Hanson of Florida; Pam Baker Gee of Linesville, Pennsylvania; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sharon Baker Oskin.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at Crane Community Chapel in Austin with The Reverend Mike Sager and The Reverend Dale Christiansen officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be held at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Minnesota. Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website, 2 JAN 2015

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Barbara Jean (Barnard) Jacobson

1934-2010

October 25, 1934 - August 5, 2010

Biography--

Barbara J. Jacobson, 75 of Grand Forks, ND passed away on Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Larimore, ND.

Barbara Jean Barnard was born on October 25, 1934, in Austin, Minnesota, the daughter of Clifford and Inez (Butler) Barnard. Barbara grew up in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, and attended school at Sacred Heart Catholic School.

She married John deMontigny Jr. who preceded her in death on September 18, 1986. On July 8, 1995 she was united in marriage to Clayton Jacobson in Calvary Lutheran Church of Grand Forks, ND. They made their home in Grand Forks, ND. Barbara was active in the Grand Forks VFW Auxiliary Post 1874 as a Senior Vice President and also the East Grand Forks American Legion Auxiliary Post 157.

Family members who survive Barbara include her husband Clayton of Grand Forks, ND, children; Marie Ann (Charles) Crawford of Manvel, ND, Charlette deMontigny of Grand Forks, ND, John (Brenda) deMontigny III of Gillette, WY and Barbara deMontigny of Grafton, ND, step-children, Cathy (Randy) Miller, Mike (Marie) Jacobson, Patty (Charles) Karels, Tom (Rodella) Jacobson, Dennis Jacobson (Fiance Liz), Emilee (Lance) Okeson and Vicki (Pete) Scott, 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, one sister Kathleen (Tony) Rabe of Grand Forks, ND.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, John deMontigny . . . .


Funeral Service:
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 11:00 AM at Calvary Lutheran Church

Interment:
Tuesday August 10, 2010 at Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Stanley Harlon "Red" Lewison

1916-2015

Funeral Notice: Stanley "Red" Lewison, 98

Stanley "Red" Lewison, 98, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, January 1, 2015, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia.

Service: Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Brett Williams officiating.

Visitation: Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and on Wednesday at the church for one hour before the service.

Interment: At Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

SOURCE: Austin Daily Herald, 5 JAN 2015


Stanley Harlon (Red) Lewison, 98

Stanley H. Lewison, 98, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, January 1, 2015, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.

Stanley Harlon (Red) Lewison was born December 16, 1916, in Elkton, Minnesota, to C. Arthur and Ida (Gullickson) Lewison. He graduated from Adams High School in 1935. He worked for Struck Oil Co. in Rose Creek d elivering tractor gasoline to area farmers. On October 6, 1940, Stan was united in marriage to Margaret (Peg) Whiteside at the First Baptist Church in LeRoy, Minnesota. They were blessed with three children: Craig, Elaine and William (Bill). Stan enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1943 where he served in the South Pacific from Australia to the Philippine Islands. He flew 48 bombing missions.

After returning to Austin, he worked for Cook Motor and Park Motors. Later, Stan owned and operated a Standard Oil filling station on South Main and Oakland Avenue. He became a real estate salesman for Kellogg Agency and later started his own real estate agency. After retiring from real estate, he was a rural mail carrier retiring in 1986. Stan was a long time member of Grace Baptist Church where he served in various positions during the years.

Stan was preceded in death by his his wife of 72 years, Peg; his parents Arthur and Ida; and two brothers: Raymond and Glenn.

He is survived by his three children: Craig (Debbie) of Janesville, Wisconsin, Elaine Cimino of Wheaton, Illinois, and William (Tammie) of Roanoke, Virginia; grandchildren: Chad (Kelli) Lewison of Burnsville, Minnesota, Jeff Lewison of Lakeville, Minnesota, and Linnie (Troy) Schaefer of Neenah, Wisconsin, Leslie (Mason) Karrer of Leawood, Kansas, and Nick (Emily) Cimino of Carterville, Illinois; and eight great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Deloris and Roger Saman of Mankato, Minnesota; nieces and nephews.

Stan enjoyed being with his family and friends, playing golf, and the Lewison cousin monthly breakfast. In younger years, he enjoyed playing football, basketball and bowling.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14, at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Brett Williams officiating. There will be a reception following the service. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Tuesday, Jan. 13, and at the church on Wednesday for one hour before the service. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 8 JAN 2015

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James Duane "Jim" Hovde, 60

1954-2015

James "Jim" Hovde, 60, of LeRoy, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015.

James Duane Hovde was born February 26, 1954, in LeRoy, Minnesota, to Norman and Madonna (Kiefer) Hovde. He was a 1972 graduate of LeRoy-Ostrander High School. On March 18, 1972, Jim was united in marriage to Pat Davis at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in LeRoy, Minnesota. Jim owned his own business, Hovde Trucking, and he loved talking on the CB radio to fellow truckers. Being a family man, Jim loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren taking them camping, hunting, fishing, and going on Sunday drives to wherever the vehicle would take them.

He also enjoyed grilling and using his smoker, attending races at Deer Creek Speedway, cookbooks and "all recipes.com," listening to the Twins games on the radio, working on small engines, and pheasant pictures.

Jim is survived by his wife, Pat of LeRoy, Minnesota; children: Sherry (Troy) Derry of Austin, Minnesota, Trish (Chad) Bundy of LeRoy, Minnesota, Carie (Chad) Eastvold of Austin, Minnesota, Jeffrey Hovde of LeRoy, Minnesota, and Justin Hovde of Austin, Minnesota; grandchildren: Taylor and Jordan Derry, Ashley and Olivia Bundy, and Riley and Karter Eastvold; siblings: Mary Jane (Jim) Theobold of Rochester, Minnesota, Diane Johnson of Houston, Minnesota, Tom (Barb) Hovde of LeRoy, Minnesota, and Kenneth (Tarry) Hovde of Dodge Center, Minnesota; and brother-in-law, Les Storlie of Spring Grove, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Madonna; and sister, Cathy Storlie.

Funeral mass for James "Jim" Hovde will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in LeRoy, Minnesota, with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at the church and one hour prior to the service. Hindt Funeral Home of LeRoy, Minnesota, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com.

SOURCE: Austin Daily Herald, 5 JAN 2015

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Dr. Terry L. Judd

1952-2015

Terry passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home in Emmons on January 1, 2015, at the age of 62.

Terry L. Judd was born on April 29, 1952, in Rochester, Minnesota, the son of Don and Helen (Reichow) Judd. He graduated from Austin High School in Austin, Minnesota.

Terry married Terrie L. Regner on January 29, 1972, at St. Augustine in Austin. They were later divorced. Three children were born to this union: Nicole, Dan and Ashley.

Terry, DC, LAc, is a 1980 graduate from Northwestern College of Chiropractic. He practiced in the Albert Lea area for 32 years. He attended the Minnesota Institute of acupuncture and herbal studies from 1995 to 1999. In 1999, Dr. Judd became certified through the national certification commission for acupuncture and Oriental medicine as a licensed acupuncturist and a presenter at the Great River Symposium at Northwestern Health Sciences University. He had also been a presenter at the doctors lodge in Golden Valley, Minnesota, since 2009 for continuing education hours in acupuncture. He was a lifelong student with a true eagerness to help others. Terry loved spending time outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Special times were spent with family fishing on the Missouri River and hunting with those close to him.

His greatest passion and love was for his children and grandchildren. He was known for his endless kindness, caring and generosity. He took great pride in family, friends, neighbors and work. He was genuinely selfless and humble.

Terry is survived by his three children: Nicole and her husband Ziad Haddad of London, England, and their children Leonidas and Alexander, Dan Judd and his wife Sarah and their children Maggie and Abby of Madison, South Dakota, Ashley and her husband Ben Kinne of New Hope, Minnesota, and their daughter Grace; former wife Terrie Regner-Judd of Stewartville, Minnesota; sisters and brothers: Julie and her husband Brad Hanson of Mankato, Minnesota, Gerard Judd of Austin, Minnesota, Pat Judd of Northfield, Minnesota, Kathy Norman of Bloomington, Minnesota, Linda and her husband Tom McKloskey of Dennison, Minnesota.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother Tom Judd.

Terry will truly be missed by his family, friends, colleagues and neighbors. There will be a gathering time to visit with family from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Bonnerup Funeral Service 2210 East Main, Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 6 JAN 2015

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Stuart Homer "Tate" Lane

1919-2015

Stuart "Tate" Homer Lane, 95, passed away January 2, 2015, in Austin, Minnesota.

Tate was born May 25, 1919, in Lake Wilson, Minnesota, to Alfred Gilbert and Lura Myrtle Bliss Lane. He attended Park College in Parkville, Missouri, where he met the love of his life, Virginia Margaret Smith. They were married February 22, 1940, at Jackson Heights, Long Island, New York, and lived on the east coast for about three years while he worked for Hormel as a salesman. When World War II approached they moved to his hometown of Austin, Minnesota, where his wife and baby, Karin Parker (March 30, 1943), stayed while he served in the Air Force for two and a half years in England and France (including Normandy).

After the war the family moved to Minneapolis; he continued his career with Hormel. While there they had two more children, Nancy Bliss (April 2, 1947) and Kathy Stuart (April 21, 1948). In 1954, they moved to Austin where he lived for the rest of his life and had a long and happy career with Hormel. In 1981, he became the first Hormel Corporate Director of Public and Trade Relations.

A man of great civic engagement, he served as president of the Austin Civic Music Association, was on the board of the Austin Public Library, the Park and Recreation Board, the mayor’s Industrial Development Committee, was chairman of Austin’s first Public Education Advisory Board, and sang with gusto in the Congregational Church choir.

He became nationally known for his work as president and board member of the National Meat Canners Association and was honored by the Association of National Advertisers for his early insistence that television networks assume responsibility for producing programs with positive family values.

From 1949 on, the family spent part of each summer at Ten Mile Lake, just north of Hackensack, Minnesota. He served on the board of directors of the Ten Mile Lake Association and was an early supporter and board member of The Deep Portage Learning Center.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Ginny; daughter Katherine Martin; and great-granddaughter Ivy Margaret Goodspeed.

Tate is survived by sister Beverly Ann Schulz; daughters: Karin (Ahmet) Arsan of Ten Mile Lake and Prior Lake, and Nancy Mackenzie of St. Paul; grandchildren: Stuart Kemal Arsan (Jessie Jialiang Yang) of Hong Kong and New York, Katherine Stuart (Pete) Nohre of Minnetonka, Jeanne McCreary (Neil) Goodspeed of St. Paul, Elizabeth Leyla Arsan of Anchorage, Benjamin Greenleaf (Alisan) Martin of Mill Valley, and Sibella Margaret (Jeremy) Marshik) of Minneapolis; great-grandchildren: Greta Katherine and Simon Jasper Goodspeed, Henrik Stuart and Madeline Ella Nohre, Cecilia Lane Martin, Piper Mackenzie Marshik, and son-in-law Franc Sloan.

The family is deeply grateful to Jean Hanson; for many years her loving care of Tate and Ginny made it possible for them to stay in their own home where they lived until their very last days.

There will be a joint memorial service in August for Tate and Ginny at the Congregational Church in Hackensack, Minnesota, date to be announced. Please send donations instead of flowers to the Ten Mile Lake Association, the Austin Library Board, or the charity of your choice.

A devoted family man, Tate cherished time with friends, summers at the lake, music, a good conversation and the joy of gardening. He believed in the power of one person to create change, became an outspoken environmentalist, and relished the idea that he would “always continue to be part of the environment.”

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 7 JAN 2015

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Kenneth Vaughan

1930-2015

Kenneth Vaughan, 84, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015, at his home, in Austin, Minnesota.

Kenny was born on August 27, 1930, in Austin to Joe and Leone Vaughan. Kenny grew up in Austin and graduated from Pacelli High School in 1948.

Kenny married Lavonne (Renslow) in 1958 in Austin, Minnesota. They were happily married for 56 years. During his life he worked as a steamfitter, chemical dependency counselor, truck driver and security guard. He finished his work career volunteering for the Red Cross here and around the United States. Kenny’s trademark greeting of “Hello, Hello, Hello” greeted all. Kenny loved playing Bridge with “the girls,” beef jerky and fried macaroni. He played countless hours of solitaire, did leather-working and models of matchsticks. Kenny loved projects, both big and small. He loved annoying his wife, pestering his kids and teasing everyone.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Leone Vaughan; brothers: Don and Dale Vaughan; sister, Eileen Walport.

Kenny is survived by his wife, LaVonne; his son, Tom Vaughan of Austin; son, Brian (Lois) Vaughan and their daughters, Taylor and Rachel of Savage, Minnesota; son, Dave (Terri) Vaughan and their son, Colin of Austin Minnesota, and their son, Lucas (Meggan) Leifermann and their daughter Sydnee, of New Castle, Colorado; and daughter, Patti (Ross) Rugg of Chaska, Minnesota.

A memorial service will be held at St. Peters Church in Rose Creek, Minnesota, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. The family will be greeting friends and relatives an hour before.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 7 JAN 2015
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