MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 262

 

 

Bernice Ann "Bernie" Schaefer
Malaczewski

1918-2015

Bernice Ann "Bernie" Malaczewski, of West Allis, Wisconsin, passed away January 15, 2015, in West Allis, Wisconsin, of natural causes.

Bernice was born Feb. 28, 1918, to Matthew and Mary (Heimer) Schaefer. She married Alfred Malaczewski. She graduated high school in Adams, Minnesota, from Sacred Heart Catholic School. After high school, she worked at the Purity Inn in downtown Austin for a short time, then moved to Milwaukee and worked at Allis Chalmers until she and her husband opened Burnham Street Market. She enjoyed fishing, especially at her brother Richard's place in Baudette, Minnesota. She also enjoyed playing cards.

Bernice loved to dance more than anything, which is how she met her husband. They rarely missed a weekend dancing.

Bernice is survived by Richard and Lois Schaefer, Baudette, Minnesota, Lucille Hanson, Austin, Minnesota, Duane and Jan Schaefer, Rose Creek, Minnesota, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Al; parents; brothers: Donovan, Orin, David, and Tommy Schaefer; sisters: Florence Lee, and Adeline Hanson.

The Schaff Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. A memorial service was held Jan. 17, 2015, in West Allis, Wisconsin.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 19 JAN 2015

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Floa Inez (Boyd) Finholdt

1917-2015

Floa Inez Boyd Finholdt passed away Monday, January 5, 2015, at the New Richland Care Center in New Richland, Minnesota.

The third of nine children, Floa was born March 6, 1917, in Castle Rock, Minnesota, to Oakley W. and Inez L. (Miller) Boyd. She graduated from the Northfield High School in 1934.

Floa and Melburn E. Finholdt were married April 5, 1936, in Castle Rock. They made Austin, Minnesota, their home for many years.

Floa is survived by a son, Kenneth (Lyndel) Finholdt of Owatonna, Minnesota; daughter, Kay (James) Wagner of Owatonna, Minnesota; daughter, Judy (Mike) Ferguson of Austin, Minnesota; son-in-law Jerry Nelson of Columbia, Missouri; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren; sister, Iva Nere of Mankato, Minnesota, and brother, Ralph (Carmen) Boyd of Dundas, Minnesota; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Melburn; a daughter Barbara Nelson; her parents; three sisters, three brothers; and a nephew.

A celebration of Floa's life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilee A. Benson officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery at a later date. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 8 JAN 2015

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Vickie Sue Goodew

1958-2015

Vickie Sue Goodew, 56, of Albert Lea, died unexpectedly at her home on Friday, January 2, 2015.

Vickie was born in Brainerd, Minnesota, on July 30, 1958, to Richard and Josephine "Judy" (Graves) Goodew. She was raised by Judy and Donald Nihart. She moved to Austin when she was three years old. She attended Austin High School. At an early age, she gave birth to and raised four boys.

She was a housekeeper for several organizations during her life. She worked for The Cedars for over eight years.

Vickie collected dolls, American Indian memorabilia and artifacts, 60's and 70's music, and loved her cat and bird.

She is survived by her significant other, Donald Stigney Jr. of Albert Lea; sons: Donald Stigney III of Albert Lea, Corey Stigney (Holly Hahn) of Charles City, Iowa, Brandon Stigney, Travis Stigney (Dawn Hill) of Braham, Minnesota; siblings: George Goodew, Debbie (Mike) Hansen, Robert Nihart, Tammy (Tony) Edwards, Becky (Mike) Hubbell, and Bonnie (Jason) Opsahl; 10 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Vickie is preceded in death by her parents; step-father Donald Nihart; daughter Melissa.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Mayer Funeral Home with Pastor Dale Christiansen officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to services. Burial will be in the spring at Grandview Cemetery. Memorials in Vickieís name can be made to Crane Community Chapel. Online Condolences- www.mayerfh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 8 JAN 2015

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Donna Mae Olsen

1938-2015

Donna Mae Olsen, 76, passed away at home in Austin, Minnesota, on Thursday, January 8, 2015.

Donna was born on September 4, 1938, to Arthur and Agnes (Larson) Anderson in Blue Earth, Minnesota. She went to school in Blue Earth, Easton, and graduated high school from Albert Lea in 1956. Donna was united in marriage to Alton Olsen on October 18, 1958. The couple was blessed with five children. Donna raised her family on a farm in rural Austin. She worked at home until 1985, when she went to school to become a beautician. After her schooling, Donna began working at Ramseth Beauty Salon in Austin. She worked there for 22 years until she retired. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, sewing and making blankets for her grandchildren, and feeding the birds. She always had the television glued to the QVC network, always searching for the best deals. Family time was very important to her, and she cherished every moment she spent with them.

Donna is preceded in death by her husband, Alton; parents; and a sister, Arlene (Bud) Kroenke.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Julie Follmuth, of New Richland, David (Michele) Olsen, of Austin, Sarah (Wayne) Barber, of New Richland, Carol (Jeff) Quast, of Waseca, and Brian (Jodi) Olsen, of Waltham; grandchildren: James Follmuth, Amanda Follmuth, Scott (Cassandra) Olsen, Adam (Liah Schmidt) Olsen, Nathan (Liz) Schmidt, Nick Schmidt, Diana Kassel, Jason (Amanda Ryan) Barber, Melissa (Rafael Sostre) Barber, Kyle Quast, Hannah Quast, Riley, Ethan, Tyler, and Tessa Olsen; great-grandchildren: Roman, Mason, Peyton, Jacey, Alexys, Skylar, Tehryn, Alexis, Keira and Aveda; siblings, Jane (Bob) Hillman, of Austin, and LaVerne (Karen) Anderson, of Rochester.

Funeral services for Donna will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at the Bonnerup Funeral Chapel, Albert Lea. Chaplain Elizabeth Endicott will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the Bonnerup Funeral Chapel, and again one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 9 JAN 2015

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Leone Mae (Florand) McKee

1923-2015

Pending Notice: Leone McKee, 91

Leone McKee, 91, of Austin, died Friday, January 9, 2015, at St. Mark's Assisted Living, Austin. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 9 JAN 2015


Mckee, Leone

Obituary--

Leone McKee, age 91 of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday January 9, 2015, at St. Marks Assisted Living, Austin. Leone Mae Florand was born August 19, 1923 in Parshall, North Dakota to Martin and Bessie (Lyson) Florand. Her mother died when Leone was one year old. She was raised in Grand Meadow by her aunt and uncle, Eva and George Florand. She was confirmed at Bear Creek Lutheran church. After attending country school and Racine schools, Leone graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1942. Following high school, she moved to Austin and worked at Hormel Foods for five years.

On May 9, 1945, she married George McKee of Chester, Iowa at Bear Creek Lutheran Church in Grand Meadow. The couple was married for 53 years and raised four daughters. Leone was a member of the Moose Club, where she served as Senior Regent in the early 1970ís. She also belonged to the V.F.W. and the American Legion.

Leone is survived by her daughters Jenell (Kenneth) Warner of Owatonna, Minnesota, Linda (Larry) Kvenvold of Alexandria, Minnesota, Diane (Melvin) Kvam of Austin, Minnesota, and Dawn Kennedy of Rochester, Minnesota; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one more due in April 2015.

She was preceded in death by her birth parents Martin and Bessie Florand, her adoptive parents George and Eva Florand, her husband George McKee in 1999, two grandchildren Rebecca Kvenvold and Luke Kennedy, her son-in-law John Kennedy, two sisters Elaine Florand and Vivian Martin, and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Pastor Ray Tuck officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 13 and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, Grand Meadow. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website

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Chester Edward "Chet" Underwood

1922-2015

Chester "Chet" Underwood, 92, of Lansing, Minnesota, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Field Crest Nursing Home in Hayfield.

Chester Edward Underwood was born November 16, 1922, on a farm near Bixby, Minnesota, the son of Edgar and Myrtle (Hulegaard) Underwood. He attended school in Blooming Prairie. He began working for Geo A. Hormel Company before joining the United States Navy during World War II. Chet served from 1943 to 1946 in the South Pacific, including New Guinea, New Caledonia and Okinawa, obtaining the rank of Machinist Mate 3rd Class. Before shipping out for duty, Chet married Virginia Miller in 1944 in Oakland, California.

After his discharge, the couple returned to Austin where Chet continued his employment with Geo A. Hormel Company, retiring after 38 years as an electrician. While working at Hormel, Chet also operated a farm near Austin from 1965 to 1985. After his retirement, the couple moved to Minneiska, Minnesota, near the Mississippi River for a couple of years. They returned to Austin, and in 2002 moved to Lansing to live with their daughter, Connie Wilson. Virginia died Aug. 26, 2004. Chet continued to live with his daughter until moving to the Fieldcrest Nursing Home in 2012.

Chet was an active church member and founding member of the Fellowship United Methodist Church and later an active member of the Oakland Lutheran Church. Chet was a long time member of the American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed bowling, woodworking and anything outdoors, including camping, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed working on old cars and tractors, and participated in many tractor pulls through the years.

Survivors include two children: Lee (Candace) Underwood of Pine Island, and Connie (Mike) Wilson of Lansing; five grandchildren: Mark (Bonnie) Coughlin, Christopher (Jenny Barba) Coughlin, Desiree Petsch, Laura (Chad) Hamersma, and John Underwood; two step-grandsons: Brian Stolp, and Craig (Kim) Stolp; 12 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers: Bill Underwood, and Harold Underwood both of Winter Garden, Florida; two sisters: Barbara (Charles) Root of Hayfield, and Darlene (Bob) Thomas of Bloomington; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia; great-granddaughter, Kylie Coughlin; sister, Dorothy Anderson; and two brothers: Tom Underwood, and Frank Underwood.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Sharon Goetzinger officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Interment will be at a later date at Fairview Oakland 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, 12 JAN 2015

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Sherry Lee Seiver Maus

1944-2015

On January 17, 2015, Sherry Lee Seiver Maus, 70, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully at her home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Sherry was born November 7, 1944, in Austin. She loved America, life and family. Above all, she loved God. She served the Lord as a Eucharistic minister and through Perpetual Adoration at Pax Christi Catholic Church; Meals on Wheels, The American Heart Association, and the Community Clothesline. She enjoyed her work as a certified nursing assistant at the Rochester Health Care. Her favorite days were spent at the cabin on Cedar Lake or at big family gatherings and holidays, especially Christmas. She was the first to arrive and last to leave a family party. She taught us Jesus is her best friend, and her attitude was always positive. She fought the good fight, giggling all the way, demonstrating strength in the face of adversity.

If you ever have an opportunity to care for someone who needs you, take it. The blessings, love and life lessons received in return are beyond measure.

Sherry is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; daughter, Terese (Daniel) Blakeslee, and grandchildren: Heather (Ryan) Sands, Thomas (Raafia) Blakeslee and Megan (Jacob) Cahak, and great-grandchildren: Blake Sands and Gretchen Cahak; daughter, Tammie Sutphen, and grandson, Joshua Sutphen; and son, Jamie (April) Brudwick, and granddaughter, Hailey Brudwick. She is further survived by her stepmother, Mrs. Don (Millie) Seiver; and siblings: Larry Seiver, Don (Sharon) Maiden, Rick Seiver, Beverly (Lon) Skalicky, Joseph Seiver; sister-in-law, Janet (James) Seiver; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Exie Mae (nee Cornelius) Seiver; and her brother, James (Seiver).

A private memorial will be held for Sherry at St. Marys Catholic Church in Menasha, Wisconsin. A funeral mass and celebration of her life will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Rochester, when the lilacs bloom. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Perpetual Adoration and Eucharistic ministries of Pax Christi Catholic Church in Rochester, or St. Marys Catholic Church in Menasha, Wisconsin.

Our family wishes to thank Dr. Aksamit of Mayo Clinic Neurology, Dr. Mattio of the Neuroscience Group, UW Oshkosh College of Nursing, and the nurses and staff of Evergreen Retirement Community in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for their kind, compassionate care. Sherry considered all of them to be her friends.

Please join us in the prayer of St. Francis: Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is error, the truth; Where there is doubt, the faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 21 JAN 2015

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Margaret Delephine (Schaefer) Baudoin

1928-2015

Margaret D. Baudoin, 86, of Grand Meadow, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015.

Margaret Delephine Schaefer was born June 28, 1928, in West Concord, Minnesota, to Everett and Minnie (Koop) Schaefer. She attended and graduated from West Concord High School and was united in marriage to Rolland James Baudoin on June 3, 1948, in Claremont, Minnesota. Rolland passed away March 20, 1984.

She was co-owner and dispatcher of Baudoin Oil Company in Grand Meadow. She was very active in her community, participating in the American Legion Auxiliary for 59 years (serving in many offices), she was a member of St. Finbarr Rosary Society, she was a den mother for the Boy Scouts, was active in Music Mothers the PTA and GMEF. Margaret was also an intricate part of Meadow Fest in Grand Meadow and was in charge of organizing its parade for many years.

Margaret lived life to the fullest, enjoying her family most of all. She loved surprise visits from her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. She loved her flowers and gardening, spending time at Deer Creek Speedway and camping.

She was blessed with the loving care from the Visiting Angels Healthcare and Mayo Clinic Austin Hospice.

She is survived by her nine children: Jim (Diane) Baudoin of Grand Meadow, Minnesota, Tim (Deb) Baudoin of Byron, Minnesota, Steve (Anita) Baudoin, Shakopee, Minnesota, Michael (Betty) Baudoin of Rochester, Minnesota, Francis (Diane) Baudoin of Dexter, Minnesota, Kathleen (Craig) Miller of Albert Lea, Minnesota, David (Cindy) Baudoin of Grand Meadow, Minnesota, Dawn Baudoin of Rochester, Minnesota, and Jodie (Scott) Guhl of Rochester, Minnesota; 20 grandchildren: Jamie, Kelli, Kristen, Amanda, Amy, Allison, Dom, Samantha, Jeremy, Tiffany, Monica, Matthew, Elana, Colette, Travis, Trent, Jason, Nicholas, Jade, and Tanner; 20 great-grandchildren: Caden, Blake, Brooklyn, Ethan, Braedyn, Cooper, Jordan, Drew, Chloe, Finnegan, Jason, Dylan, Jared, Ava, Colin, Kyle, Carson, Hailey, Jackson, and Drake. She is also survived by her three sisters: Darlean, Lorraine, and Patty; and one brother Larry; also brother-in-law Jerry; and sisters in-law: Carol and Lois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and grandchildren: Jason and Jennifer.

Funeral mass for Margaret D. Baudoin will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at St. Finbarr Catholic Church in Grand Meadow with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, with a Rosary being recited at 2:30 p.m. at St. Finbarr Catholic Church. Visitation will continue on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 12 JAN 2015

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Florence Catherine (Schaefer) Lee

1916-2015

Florence Catherine Lee, 98, of Austin, died Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

Florence was born in Lodi Townshop, Mower County, on March 26, 1916, to Matthew and Mary (Heimer) Schaefer. She attended school in Adams and was a graduate of Adams High School.

After her schooling, Florence was a waitress in Adams for a short period of time. She then went to work for the George A. Hormel Food Corporation in 1942 and worked there for 29 years until her retirement in March of 1971.

On Sept. 17, 1955, Florence married Russel Lee at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. Florence was a very friendly person who had a wonderful sense of humor and had a lot of friends. She enjoyed fishing, dancing, walking, playing cards and spent time up in Baudette during the summer with her family. Russel died in November of 1999.

Florence is survived by her children: Lenore McCutchen of Austin, Eugene (Nilsa) Etzig of Austin, Roger (Melba) Etzig of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Ron Lee (Susan Knutson) of Lyle; grandchildren: Arlene Roque, Gene Etzig, James Etzig, Trista Etzig, Allison Groenwald, Chad Etzig and Ryan Lee; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings: Bernice Malaczewski of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lucille Hanson of Austin, Richard (Lois) Schaefer of Baudette, Duane (Jan) Schaefer of Rose Creek; many nephews and nieces, particularly Margaret Srsen and Barbara Mattick for giving Florence special care during her illness.

Florence is preceded in death by her parents; grandson Steven; and siblings: Adeline Hanson, Don Schaefer, David Schaefer, and Orin Schaefer.

A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Steffes officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mayer Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Woodbury Cemetery in Lyle. Online Condolences - www.mayerfh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 12 JAN 2015

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Janet May (Nichols) Hansen

c1944-2015

Janet May Nichols Hansen, 70, of Austin, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester-Saint Marys Campus.

She was number two of six girls born to Byron and Blanche (Monson) Nichols of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. Janet graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1962. She was then accepted into the nursing program at Austin Vocational School, where she obtained her LPN license.

Janet was united in marriage to George "Pudge" Hansen on April 24, 1965. They were blessed with two children, Tim and Wendy. They later divorced. Janet worked as a nurse most of her life in area nursing homes. She spent her final years of nursing at the Adams Health Care Center, Adams, Minnesota. After she retired from nursing she went to work at the Salvation Army Thrift Store and most recently The Dollar Tree. Janet was a member of Crane Chapel, where she could be found on the piano bench every Sunday morning. Janet loved to put puzzles together, along with fishing with her grandchildren, though her biggest passion was collecting anything that resembled a barn.

Survivors include her children: Tim (LouAnn Kosberg) Hansen, and Wendy (Hansen) Parker, both of Austin; grandchildren: Tony Fuerstenberg, Jade Parker, Nathan Parker, Jarred Kosberg, Chance Mickelson, Athena Hansen and Brooklyn Hansen; great-grandson Isaah Ahles; sisters: Joyce (Jay) Fawver of Austin, Janelle (Kenneth) Thorson of Glenville, Judy (Bruce) Love of Springfield, Colorado, Jolene (Kevin) Enerson of Bemidji, Jeanine (Curtis) Kolterman of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 17 nieces and nephews, 38 great- and 16 great-great nieces and nephews; mother-in-law Violet Hansen; ex-husband George ďPudgeĒ Hansen; brothers and sisters-in-law: Dennis and Debra Hansen and family, Jerry Johansen and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Byron and Blanche Nichols; father-in-law Howard Hansen; sister-in-law Sharron Johansen; nephew Lee Byron Fawver and niece Tonya Kay Love.

A celebration of Janet's life will be Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Crane Chapel with Pastor Dale Christiansen officiating. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Worlein Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be at a later date in the spring at the Greenwood Cemetery in Glenville, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 13 JAN 2015

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Vincent J. Weiss

1931-2015

Pending Notice: Vincent J. Weiss, 83

Vincent J. Weiss, of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away January 10, 2015. He was born May 11, 1931. Military services are pending.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 13 JAN 2015

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Chad Young

c1957-2015

Chad Young, 57, international vice president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) passed away at home in Grapevine, Texas, on Jan. 11, 2015.

As a young man growing up in Austin, Minnesota, Chad was inspired by his father Roger Young, who was an active union member and organizer in the United Packinghouse Workers of America, a predecessor union to the UFCW. Chad was an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer in his youth, and he carried that fighting spirit with him throughout his life as he fought for workers and their union.

His life was driven completely by two words: union and family. And for Chad, those two values were interlocked. The day he first clocked in to work at Hormel Foods in Austin in 1981, he joined UFCW Local 9 and began his lifelong career as a fighter for his union family. He stepped forward to lead as a union steward at Hormel in 1983 and again, later, as a volunteer union organizer where he worked on a number of campaigns in Iowa and Minnesota during a time of great change in the meatpacking industry. Chad was also part of a team of UFCW organizers who inspired nurses in Washington State to join together in his union.

Chad joined the staff of the UFCW International Union in 1988 and brought his fighting spirit and warm heart to worker campaigns across the country. He played a key role in the early efforts to win a union voice for workers at Smithfield Foods in Tar Heel, North Carolina, serving as a key leader during an election there in 1997.

In 1999, he was promoted to the UFCW International Office as executive assistant to the Food Processing, Packing and Manufacturing Division Director in Washington D.C. In 2005, Chad was named director of UFCW Region 5 Ė Southcentral, and was elected as an international vice president in 2006. He was reelected in August 2013 at the UFCW International Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Chad was a true warrior of the labor movement. He loved being a part of the UFCW. He was proud to wake up every morning and fight for working men and women. He was loved by many for his sense of humor, hearty laugh and passion for the union and its members.

Chad is survived by his wife, Lynn Young of Fort Worth, Texas; mother Esther Young of Winona, Minnesota; daughters: Heather Young, Ashley Young both of Houston, Minnesota, Jamie Colbert and Kelly Colbert both of Fort Worth, Texas; sisters: Mona Young and Pattie Corey both of Winona, Minnesota; and granddaughters Maya and Cameron.

He is preceded in death by his father Roger Young.

The viewing will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at Lucas Funeral Home, 700 West Wall Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 422 Church Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.lucasfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Chad-Young/#!/Obituary.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 14 JAN 2015

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Florence LaVerna (Overton) Engle

1928-2015

Florence LaVerna Engle, 86, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, January 12, 2015, at St. Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter, Minnesota.

Florence was born on May 23, 1928, in Waterloo, Iowa, to William and Lula Overton. She graduated from Rochester High School. Florence married Keith Engle on May 18, 1946, at the United Methodist Church in Rochester, Minnesota.

Florence and Keith moved to Austin in 1948. They had two children, Marcia and Kathy. While living in Austin, Florence worked at Cleveland Hardware, Buttreys, Stevenson's and she was retail manager at Wallace's Clothing Store. In 1982, they moved to a home along the river in Wabasha, Minnesota. They moved back to Austin in 1994 and from 1994 to 2004 they wintered in Donna, Texas. In 2009, Florence moved to The Cedars of Austin where she lived for four years. She has lived at the Old Main Village in Mankato for the last year until moving to St. Benedictine Living Community where she lived for one week.

Florence was a member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed time with her family most of all. On occasion, she would try her luck at a casino. When her hands were able, she enjoyed crafts with friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Keith; her parents; brothers: George and Walter Overton; and son-in-law Gary Stroup.

Florence is survived by her daughters and son-in-law: Marcia Stroup, Mankato, Minnesota, Kathy (Craig) Folven, East Bethel, Minnesota; grandchildren: Michelle (David) Schooff, Mankato, Minnesota, Ryan ďRudyĒ Stroup (Holly Rosevold), North Mankato, Minnesota, Kari Lazarescu, Holman, Wisconsin, Ken Folven, St. Michael, Minnesota, and Katie (Devlin) Roy, Minneapolis, Minnesota; great-grandchildren: Hannah, Luke, Alexa and Lydia Lazarescu, Brenna and Mitchell Folven, Gavin, Hayden and Brooklynn Roy, Samson and Abram Stroup.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Marilee Benson officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be at the mortuary for one hour before the service.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 14 JAN 2015

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Diane (Fenner) Miller

1944-2015

Diane Miller, 70, passed away peacefully at her home on Jan. 5, 2015.

She was born in Austin, Minnesota, on February 27, 1944, to Dale and Ellen (Ohl) Miller.

Diane married Howard Fenner on January 31, 1967. Together they managed small airports in Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio and Michigan. Diane had her pilot's license, commercial instructor's license, and taught ground school while Howard was the flight instructor. She loved airplanes and one of the highlights of her aviation career was taking the controls of the Goodyear blimp when it came to their airport in Ohio.

After Howard retired, Diane worked for several years as the controller for the Menden school district in Michigan. They moved to Albert Lea in 1989 after Howard's stroke so they could be closer to family.

She was employed by the Albert Lea Technical College in Albert Lea when they first moved here and was executive director of Senior Resources for 15 years before retiring in 2012. She was a volunteer for the AARP Tax Aid program and most recently the part time bookkeeper for Ascension Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.

She liked to travel, especially to return to New England and Michigan as well as visit her brother in Arizona. She enjoyed going to movies, bird watching, gardening and her cats.

She is survived by her sister, Clarice (Gerald) Seavey, of Austin; brother Duane (Mary Ann O'Brien) of Stillwater, Minnesota, and Surprise, Arizona; nieces and nephews: Cathi Miller (Jeff) Johnson of Stillwater, Lisa Miller (Mike) Eldred of Bayport, Rick Miller of Vadnais Heights, Jennifer Seavey (Kyle) Hendrikson of Austin, Cindy Seavey (Todd) of Burnsville, grand-nieces and nephews: Adam, Megan and Cody Seavey, Nikolas and Justin Hendrikson, Chase and Evan Johnson, Maddie and Nate Eldred, Kyla and Krystal Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brother-in-law Gerald Seavey; sister-in-law Audrey (Hartwig) Miller, and nephew Todd Seavey.

She was cremated and will be interred beside her parents in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, in the spring. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 14 JAN 2015

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Myron U. Young

1924-2015

Myron U. Young, 90, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday afternoon, January 11, 2015, at St. Markís Lutheran Home in Austin.

He was born on February 17, 1924, in rural Oakland, Minnesota, to Uri and Ida (Arett) Young. Myron attended country school and graduated from Austin High School in 1942. He made his living as a farmer. On June 15, 1947, Myron was united in marriage to Betty Madson at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, where he remained a lifelong member. The couple raised three children. Myronís favorite pastimes included woodworking and having coffee with the guys. He simply enjoyed life. In 2012, he moved to The Cedars of Austin.

Myron was survived by his wife Betty of Austin, who died two days later on Jan. 13, 2015. Other survivors include his three children: Wanda (Michael) Gwinn of Longmont, Colorado, Brian (Wynn) Young of Waltham, Minnesota, and Mary Beth (Roger) Norris of Oakland, Minnesota; seven grandchildren: Stacie, Katie, Christopher, Uri, Brianna, William, and Lukas; nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Uri and Ida Young; and one sister Edna Christianson.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Associate in Ministry Todd Portinga officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Oakland. 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, 15 JAN 2015

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Betty Ann Harriet (Madson) Young

1927-2014

Betty Ann Young, 87, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday afternoon, January 13, 2015, at St. Marks Lutheran Home in Austin.

Betty Ann Harriet Madson was born February 2, 1927, at her rural Fillmore County home to Howard and Anna (Morem) Madson. Her early education was spent in Fillmore County country school. The family eventually moved to Austin, where Betty graduated from Austin High School. She attended teacherís training and became a teacher in 1946. Betty taught school in rural Mower County and then in the rural Oakland school district. On June 15, 1947, she was united in marriage to Myron Young at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, where she remained a lifelong member. Judge Kimball contacted Betty and asked if she would become involved in a new probation department in Mower County. This began her 30-year career as a probation officer. Following her retirement, she worked part-time at Johnson Floral. She enjoyed bowling, dancing at the The Terp and The Oasis, and loved working with kids. Betty and Myron moved to The Cedars of Austin in 2012.

Betty is survived by her three children: Wanda (Michael) Gwinn of Longmont, Colorado, Brian (Wynn) Young of Waltham, Minnesota, and Mary Beth (Roger) Norris of Oakland, Minnesota; seven grandchildren: Stacie, Katie, Christopher, Uri, Brianna, William, and Lukas; nine great-grandchildren; siblings: Marlys Kime of Austin, Daryl (Luanne) Madson of Kasson, Minnesota, Helen (Lewis) Johnson of San Diego, California, Sharon (Ed) Hill of Mount Vernon, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Anna Madson; and her husband Myron Young on Jan. 11, 2015.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Associate in Ministry Todd Portinga officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Oakland. 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, 15 JAN 2015

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Janet May (Nichols) Hansen

c1944-2015

Funeral Notice: Janet May Nichols Hansen, 70

Janet May Nichols Hansen, 70, of Austin, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester-Saint Marys Campus.

Service: A celebration of Janet's life will be Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Crane Chapel with Pastor Dale Christiansen officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be Friday, January 16, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Worlein Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Interment: Interment will be at a later date in the spring at the Greenwood Cemetery in Glenville, Minnesota.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 15 JAN 2015

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Alma Matilda (Moke) Jendersee

1920-2015

Alma M. Jendersee, age 94, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Sacred Heart Care Center, Austin. Alma Matilda Moke was born June 7, 1920 in Douglas County, South Dakota, to Herman and Amalia (Goldammer) Moke. She attended school in South Dakota before her marriage to William Jendersee on February 25, 1938 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Corsica, South Dakota. The couple raised four sons.

Alma and William lived in Albert Lea, Spring Valley, Elkton, the farm in Dexter and in Nicholville. Following William's death, Alma moved to Austin in 2000. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, sewing, cooking, and fishing. A member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Elkton, Alma was active in the circle, choir, and Sunday school program. She enjoyed serving on the altar guild for many years.

Survivors include her sons Melvin (Gloria) Jendersee of Burnsville, Minnesota, Harvard Jendersee of Rochester, Minnesota, and Duane (Shirley) Jendersee of Austin; 14 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her brother Clarence (Margene) Moke of Parkston, South Dakota; sisters-in-law Irene Moke of Mitchell, South Dakota, Elaine Moke of Parkston, South Dakota, Pearl Nigebauer and Sally Jendersee, both of Parkston, South Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her parents Herman and Amalia Moke, her husband William Jendersee in 1986, her son Donald Jendersee in 2001, daughter-in-law Peggy Jendersee, three great-grandchildren, three sisters Minnie, Alvina, and Selma; three brothers Otto, Norbert, and Leonard.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Elkton, Minnesota with Pastor Liz Erickson officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 19 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in St. Johnís Cemetery, Elkton.

Memorials can be directed to St. John's Church or to the Jendersee family in memory of Alma. Services prearranged and conducted by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website
See also: Austin Daily Herald, 18 JAN 2015

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Jeanne F. (Kaasa) Rushton

1944-2015

Jeanne F. Rushton, age 70, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester -- St. Marys Campus.

Jeanne F. Kaasa was born April 29, 1944 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Alerd and Lillian (Neste) Kaasa. She grew up and attended school in Albert Lea before her marriage to James Rushton on April 27, 1963 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, where she remained a member. The couple raised two children and lived in Austin during their married life. Jeanne had a passion for gardening and woodworking. She devoted her life to her parents, children, and grandchildren, and served as a caregiver to her family and neighbors.

Jeanne is survived by her husband James of Austin, her children Joel (Sheila) Rushton of Rochester and Jennifer Rushton of West Fargo, North Dakota; six grandchildren Olivia, Riley, Tyler, Alyssa, Ryan, and Katelyn; one great-grandchild Jude; her sister Patty (Danny) Tuttle of Twin Lakes, Minnesota, her brother-in-law Lowell Kleven of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Alerd and Lillian Kaasa, an infant son Jamie; her brothers David, Robert, and Paul; her sisters Marilyn and LilyAnn.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Paul Lutter officiating. Friends may call at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20 and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website
Also see: Austin Daily Herald, 18 JAN 2015

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Elaine Harriet (Hendrickson) Johnson

1926-2015

Elaine H. Johnson, age 88 formerly of Austin, died Wednesday January 14, 2015 at Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home in Waseca.

Elaine Harriet Hendrickson was born October 21, 1926 in Owatonna, Minnesota, to Henry C. and Marie E. (Lofthus) Hendrickson. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School. On October 5, 1946, she was united in marriage to Erling Nathan Johnson, the son of Eddie M. and Nellie (Hagna) Johnson, in Blooming Prairie. She became a homemaker and full-time mother of three. In 1962, she began work as a secretary at Equitable Insurance Company and in 1965 was hired by the Austin Pubic Library as secretary to the director. She also served as an election judge in Austin for many years, and was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Beginning in 1979, Elaine became the Mower County Bookmobile librarian, retiring in 1982 to do some traveling with her husband and to perfect her lefse-making skills. Throughout her life, Elaine enjoyed music, square dancing, playing any kind of card game, and family events. In retirement she helped her husband write and complete a collection of family history aptly named "Relatively Speaking." She is remembered by her family for her love and loyalty to them.

Elaine is survived by her children David A. (Sandra) Johnson of Le Sueur, Minnesota, Rev. Nancy E.(Wayne) Hansen of Waseca, Minnesota, Richard N. (Trudy) Johnson of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; nine grandchildren Angelique R. Bents, Gerd J. (Gina) Bents, Benjamin M. (Elizabeth) Bents, Max P. Bents, Joshua D. Johnson, Scott N. Johnson, Zachary C. (Brittany) Johnson, Claire K. Johnson, Samuel N. Johnson; one step grandson Jeff Hansen; five great-grandchildren Raena Bents, Harm Bents, Caden Bents, Hadley Bents, Anna Onu; three step-great-grandchildren Hannah, Emily, and Jake Kennedy; sister-in-law Shirley Opsal of Minneapolis, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bill and Lois Williams of St. Louis, Missouri; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Marie Hendrickson, her husband Erling Nathan Johnson; brother-in-law Bernt C. Opsal.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Paul Lutter officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 22 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, the Austin Public Library, or recipient of donorís choice. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website

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Wilma Belle (Tryon) Mayzlik

1926-2015

Born: September 11, 1926
Died: January 07, 2015

Wilma Belle Mayzlik, age 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died at her home on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Wilma was born in Titonka, Iowa, on September 11, 1926, to Frank and Minnie (Ama) Tryon. She married Leslie Mayzlik on April 7, 1946, at the First Baptist Church in Austin, Minnesota. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She raised nine children.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie Mayzlik, brother Roy Tryon, sister Ruth Louisan and parents Frank and Minnie Tryon.

Wilma is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Nancy and Richard Roberts, Austin, Minnesota; Bonnie and Charles Ludwig, Watson, Minnesota; Merrilee Denaway, Austin, Minnesota; Janell and John Holdeman, Bristol, IN; Cynthia and Michael Turvey, Austin, Minnesota; Penelope Mayzlik, Austin, Minnesota; sons and daughters-in-law: Charles and Jane Mayzlik, Heath, OH; Timothy Mayzlik, Austin, Minnesota; Martin and Carol Mayzlik, Glenville, Minnesota; 20 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 12th at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with Pastor Bernie Bolt officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.sd

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website

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Nettie (Ranney) Burrington

1866-1936


GRAND MEADOW

Mrs. W. D. Burrington

Mrs. W. D. Burrington, who suffered a stroke Friday night, passed away Saturday morning at the age of 69 years, 7 months. Services were held at the Congregational church on Monday afternoon. Rev. H.M. Hansen officiating.

Last December, Mr. and Mrs. Burrington celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary very quietly, with all children present.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband; two sons, Herbert of New Richmond, Wisconsin, and Clinton of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Claud Card of Ostrander; three grandchildren; two sisters, one residing in Wisconsin and Mrs. Eva Cory, who has made her home with her the past few years.

The out-of-town relatives were a niece, Mrs. Addie Marsh of Madison, a nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. G. Dunlap of Sun Prairie.

Source: Mower County News, Thur. 4-02-1936, page-7, col. 6&7 (Grand Meadow Col.)


NOTES:

Nettie L. Ranney, born 1866, Dane Co., Wis., to Nathaniel G. Ranney and Harriet E. Davis, married Wallace D. Burrington on 12-16-1885 at Sun Prairie, Dane Co., Wis.

Nettie died 3-28-1936 and is buried in Grand Meadow Cemetery.


GRAND MEADOW

MRS. BURRINGTON DIES
AS RESULT OF A STROKE

Mrs. W.D. Burrington, who suffered a stroke on Friday, passed away Saturday morning at the age of sixty-nine years and seven months. Services were held from the Congregational Church on Monday afternoon, Rev. Hansen, officiating. She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, two sons, Herbert of New Richmond, Wis., Clinton of Rochester and a daughter, Mrs. Claude Card of Ostrander, a sister in Wisconsin and Mrs. Eva Conry who has made her home with them the past few years. The out-of-town relatives were a niece, Mrs. Addie Marsh of Madison, Wis., a nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. G. Dunlap of Sun Prairie.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Fri. 4-03-1936, page-8, col. 4&5 Grand Meadow Col.


Credit: Mark Ashley, 1/2015
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Wallace D. Burrington and his wife
Nettie Ranney Burrington

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"Mathieu, Watertown, Sun Prairie, Wis."

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Wallace D. Burrington

1864-1958


DEATHS

W.D. BURRINGTON

W.D. (Wallace) Burrington, 94, died Monday evening at the home of his son, Herbert Burrington, Grand Meadow.

He was a retired stockbuyer and farmer, dealing especially with horses. Surviving are his son and a daughter, Mrs. Claude (Ruby) Card, Ostrander.

Funeral services willbe held Wednesday at Grand Meadow.


FUNERALS

Funeral services for W.D. (Wallace) Burrington, Grand Meadow, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Burrington Funeral, Grand Meadow, the Rev. Stanley Sargent officiating. Interment will be in Grand Meadow Cemetery. Friends may call beginning this evening.

Source: Austin Herald, Tue. 11-25-1958, page-2, col. 1&2


NOTES:

Wallace D. Burrington born 2-27-1864, Dane Co. Wis., to Daniel Burrington and Emily Turner. married Nettie L. Ranney 12-16-1885 Sun Prairie, Dane Co. Wis. died 11-24-1958 buried in the Grand Meadow Cemetery.

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Colleen Marie (Iverson) Brownlow

1937-2015

Colleen Marie Brownlow, age 77, of LeRoy, Minnesota, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015, at Austin Medical Center in Austin, Minnesota.

Colleen Marie Iverson was born to Melvin and Bernice (Conlon) Iverson on January 30, 1937, in Austin, Minnesota. She was a 1956 graduate of LeRoy High School. On Sept. 8, 1956, Colleen was united in marriage to Robert Brownlow. Colleen enjoyed her husband, children, grandchildren, and sisters. When she wasnít spending time with her family, Colleen enjoyed reading, movies, water aerobics, cooking and Bridge Club.

Colleen is survived her husband, Bob of LeRoy, Minnesota; children, Theresa (Harold) Beckett of Farmington, Minnesota, Kris (Mark) Thompson of Bettendorf, Iowa, Kay (Bill) McCloud of LeRoy, Minnesota, and Robert J. (Vivian) Brownlow of Akron, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Diane (Gene) Hoffman of Newton, Iowa, Kay (Bill) Pompeii of Rochester, Minnesota, Mary (Doug) Austin of Farmington, Minnesota, and Connie (Steve) Lindstrom of Harmony, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Bernice and grandson, Michael.

Memorial services for Colleen will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at St. Patrickís Catholic Church in LeRoy, Minnesota, with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, with the rosary being recited at 3:30 p.m. at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy, Minnesota, and the visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church.

Condolences may be left online at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 18 JAN 2015

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Myrtle Irene (Hegge) Moen

1919-2013

September 19, 1919 - December 8, 2013

Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Myrtle I. Moen, age 94, Crookston, died Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston.

Myrtle Irene Hegge was born on September 19, 1919 in Adams, Minnesota, daughter of Klemmet and Rachel (Hippie) Hegge. The family moved to Eldred, Minnesota, when Myrtle was a year old and she grew up and attended school there. She was confirmed in the First English Lutheran Church at Eldred. She was united in marriage with Henry Moen on June 11, 1939 on the Moen family farm (now in its fourth generation of family ownership). When her children were young, Myrtle helped with the Band Mothers Club at the Climax School.

She served with the Sand Hill Ladies Aide as Secretary and was also active in the church. They farmed together until Henry's death on January 16, 1964. Following Henry's death, Myrtle worked at Lil's Cafť in Climax, then at the Pizza Plaza in Crookston and then at the Hardware Store in Climax. She enjoyed gardening, canning and baking. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed doing needlework. She moved into Crookston in 1981 and was living in the Nimens Espegard apartments before entering the Villa St. Vincent. While at Nimens, she volunteered in the kitchen, drove others around town for appointments and shopping and helped a neighbor upstairs with her daily eyedrops.

Myrtle is survived by her children: Mylan (Janet) Moen of Bemidji, Minnesota, Sandra (Fabian) Yanez of Campbell, Minnesota, Rick (Judy) Moen of Climax, Minnesota, Diane (David) Morken of Fisher, Minnesota, Bonnie (Joseph) Munn of Crookston, Minnesota, Julie (Keith) Dale of Climax, Minnesota and Karen (Ronald) Vedbraaten of Fosston, Minnesota; a daughter-in-law: Phyllis Moen of Minneapolis, Minnesota; a son-in-law: Ervin Fahrenkrug; twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren; a sister: Elsie Higgins of Shawnee, KS; a sister-in-law: Alice Hegge of East Grand Forks, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents: Klemmet and Rachel Hegge; her husband: Henry; five brothers and four sisters; a son: Arnold Moen; a daughter: Janice Fahrenkrug; and a grandson: Eric Munn.

Myrtle's funeral service will be at 11 AM, Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Sand Hill Lutheran Church, rural Climax, with the Rev. Joy Grainger, officiating. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston on Friday from 5-7 PM, with a prayer service at 7 PM and also at the church for one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment will be in the Sand Hill Lutheran Cemetery, rural Climax. Stenshoel-Houske is assisting with the arrangements.

Source: www.stenshoelhouske.com/

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Harris Francis "Bob" Hillman

1943-2015

Harris F. "Bob" Hillman, 71, of Austin, died surrounded by his family at his home on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

Harris Francis Hillman was born on May 9, 1943, in Oakland Township, the son of Harris R. and Frances (Becker) Hillman. He graduated from Glenville High School in 1961. On May 11, 1963, he was united in marriage to Jane Lee Anderson at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church. Bob went to work at Wilsons where he worked on the hog kill for twenty years. He then went to school to get his boiler operator license and continued at Wilsons, which later became Farmstead, as a boiler operator. Altogether he worked there for over 40 years. He was an active member of Our Saviorís Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing, buying, detailing and selling cars, cooking and baking, and especially time spent with his family. Blessed be his memory.

Survivors include his wife Jane; children: Paul Hillman of Buffalo, Minnesota, Deb (Don) Malm of Rochester, and Kim (Mark) Goodnature of Austin; grandchildren: Brandi Hagen of Glenville, Kaylee Hillman and fiancť Steve of Alden, Tony Mondragon of Northwood, Iowa, Nethaniel Tusen of Hayward, Andy and Logan Hillman both of Austin, and David and Matthew Goodnature both of Austin; great-granddaughter Journey of Alden; sisters: Judy (Wayne) Nelson of Northwood, and Darlene Heggestad of Northwood; brother Doug (Shirley) Hillman of Gordonsville; and nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Donny Hillman; and nephews: Allan and Brian Grosland.

Funeral services for Bob will be held Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. James Kassera will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 19 JAN 2015

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Glen Arnold Aanonson

1918-2015

Glen Arnold Aanonson

Born: October 20, 1918
Died: January 17, 2015

Glen Arnold Aanonson, 96, died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Adams Health Care Center, Adams, Minnesota. He was born October 20, 1918 in Nevada Township, Mower County, Minnesota to Lewis and Ethel (Hofland) Aanonson. Glen attended country schools and graduated from the eighth grade. He was married to Irene Walk on May 8th, 1943. They had two sons Leland and Larry.

Glen grew up on the farm, raising and working with horses. He purchased his own farm in 1939. He worked for Thill Implement in Rose Creek. He started doing carpentry work with Art Janzow and his father-in-law Ervin Walk. In 1957 Glen built a new family home. He began building and remodeling homes and farm buildings throughout the area. He worked with other carpenters and later with his sons.

He was a life-long member of Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church near Lyle, Minnesota, and served on the Cemetery Board. He loved researching Rev. C. L. Clausenís ministry. He enjoyed working with horses and ponies, going to farm sales, growing roses, reading and writing poetry.

Survivors include his two sons and daughters-in-law: Leland and Gloria Aanonson of Rose Creek, Minnesota; Larry and Lynette, Aanonson of Lyle, Minnesota; two grandchildren: Michael Aanonson of Lyle, Minnesota and Melanie Aanonson of Fort Dodge, Iowa; three step-grandchildren: Richard (Kathy) Heathman, Copperas Cove, Texas, Shelly (Jeff) Demetrelis, Colorado Springs, CO and Sara (Tony) Reed, Marshalltown, Iowa; and 9 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Irene, brothers Leonard and John and a sister Vera Gerber.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday January 24, 2015 at the Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church near Lyle, Minnesota, with the Reverend Arvid Jovaag officiating. Interment will be at the Six Mile Grove Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday January 23rd, 2015 at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and at the church from one hour before the service on Saturday morning.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website
See also: Austin Daily Herald, 20 JAN 2015

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Patrick Michael "Pat" McGuire

1948-2014

Obituary

Patrick Michael "Pat" McGuire, age 66 of Austin, died peacefully on Monday January 19, 2015, surrounded by his loving family at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, St. Marys Campus.

He was born February 19, 1948 in Austin, Minnesota to James and Alice (Dahl) McGuire. Pat grew up in Austin, graduating from Austin High School in 1966. He served his country in the U.S. Army for four years, and attended Mankato State University for two years. On October 12, 1976, he went to work for the City of Austin as an operator at the waste water treatment plant, retiring on June 30, 2013. On May 22, 1992, Pat married Judy Guritz. A member of the Eagleís Club in Austin, Pat enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes, and taking occasional trips to Laughlin and Las Vegas, Nevada. When he was younger he was a member of Golden Gloves, and enjoyed boxing.

Survivors include his wife Judy McGuire of Austin, his daughters Jessica (Chelsea) McGuire of Eagan, Minnesota and Kellee (Chad) Kirby of Nashville, Tennessee; his step-son Scott Ruud of Minneapolis; four grandchildren Sawyer, Jace, Mackenzee, and Jake; his mother Alice McGuire of St. Anthony, Minnesota; siblings Tim McGuire of Park Rapids, Minnesota, Clancy McGuire of St. Michael, Minnesota, Anne (Jerry) Albrecht of Zimmerman, Minnesota; his mother-in-law Audrey Guritz, brother-in-law Jerry (Mac) Guritz, sisters-in-law Jean (Roger) Slowinski and Janet Olson; a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father James McGuire, his brother Michael McGuire, his father-in-law Max Guritz, and his stepson Jim Ruud.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 22 at Worlein Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Military honors conducted by American Legion Post 91. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Austin, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorials be directed to the McGuire family. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website
See also: Austin Daily Herald, 21 JAN 2015

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Edward John May

1920-2015

Born: May 23, 1920

Died: January 20, 2015

Edward John May, age 94, of Adams, Minnesota, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on January 20, 2015.

Edward was born in Meyer, Iowa to Aloys and Mary (Puettman) May, on May 23, 1920. Two children were born to this marriage, Clarence and Edward. When he was five months old his father died and later his mother married William Gerber who also had two children, six more children were born to this union.

Edward lived and farmed all his life in the Adams, Minnesota, area. Edward married Gertrude Frein on August 1, 1945 and together they raised a family of eight children. He was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Church in Adams. His passions were farming, playing euchre, and mowing lawn. He also enjoyed watching TV, listening to Old Time and country music, visiting with his grandchildren and holding his great grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered for his quick wit, jokes, and warm hugs.

He was preceded in death by his wife Gertrude in 2013; son Kevin in 1979; his parents and stepfather; two brothers, Clarence May and Gene Gerber; two step-brothers, Ralph and Ron Gerber; and many aunts and uncles.

Edward is survived by his sons: Dan (Cheri) May, Adams, Minnesota; Jerry (Mary) May, Boerne, Texas; daughters: Sue May, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Nancy (Bruce) Brehmer, Rochester, Minnesota; Cindy (Mike) Schneider, Elkton, Minnesota; Lu Ann (Ron) Stroup, Rose Creek, Minnesota; Anne (Floyd) Halbach, Adams, Minnesota; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers: Stan (Stephani) Gerber, Norbert (Helen) Gerber, David (Lavonne) Gerber, Paul Gerber; and one sister: Marie (Doug) Behrenfeld.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on AM Friday, January 23rd at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. There will be a 4:00 PM Rosary and Prayer Service on Thursday at the Adams Funeral Home where friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and there will also be visitation at the church on Thursday for one hour before the service.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website

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Kinley Mervin Peterson

1921-2015

Kinley Mervin Peterson, 93, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 21, 2015, at Prairie Manor Care Center.

He was born September 27, 1921, in Austin, Minnesota, to Osen and Ida (Thompson) Peterson. Kinley lived his entire life on his grandparentís homestead in Udolpho Township, Mower County, Minnesota. He attended rural school and Blooming Prairie High School. He was a lifelong farmer with his brother and nephew Dean. On Nov. 30, 1968, he married Joyce Lindstrom at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Owatonna. He was a lifetime member of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, and was a former trustee and past president. Kinley was a director of the Farmerís Co-op Elevator Association. He was an avid sportsman, hunting fox, deer, pheasant, and elk in the Canadian Rockies. Kinley was handy and capable, and took pride in being able to fix or build most anything.

Survivors include his wife Joyce Peterson of Blooming Prairie; his son Ronald and wife Sally Williams and children Lucy, Lydia, Charlie and Lola of Valley Springs, South Dakota; his daughter Karin (Jeremy) Braun and children Clara, Jonas, and Matthew of Byron, Minnesota; his brother Harland Peterson of Blooming Prairie; also by nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Osen and Ida Peterson; a sister and brother-in-law Ione and Everett Carlsen, and sister-in-law Laura Peterson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, rural Austin, with Pastor Lindsay Stolen officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to Red Oak Grove Church, or recipient of donorís choice. 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, 23 JAN 2015


Funeral Notice: Kinley Mervin Peterson, 93

Kinley Mervin Peterson, 93, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 21, 2015, at Prairie Manor Care Center.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, rural Austin, with Pastor Lindsay Stolen officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Interment: Interment will be in Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials: Memorials can be directed to Red Oak Grove Church, or recipient of donorís choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 1/25/2015

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