MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

Mower County Obituaries
Part 274


Raymond Granville Stoe

c1895-1900

Raymond Granville Stoe aged four years and ten months, oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Stoe died November 15th, after a brief illness. The remains were laid to rest in the Six Mile Grove cemetery.

Sleep on, sweet Raymond, and take thy rest
God calls those whom he thinks best.
'Tis sad to give thee up, so young,
By parents and friends, who loved thee best.

Those little hands which we so much loved
Are beckoning us home to Heaven above.
God alone can know of the pleasure rare,
When we meet our friends and Raymond there.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 21 Nov. 1900, page 7, column 1, under heading "NEVADA."

Credit: Mitch Helle - Sept. 2015

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Knute Stowe

1933-1909

KNUTE STOWE.

Knute Stowe, one of the earliest settlers of this county died at his home in Nevada, where he had lived over 50 years, on Thursday November 18.

He was born in Norway Jan. 1, 1833, and at the age of 25 came to America and settled in this community, where he continued to make his abode until his death. The funeral was held Nov. 22 at the Six Mile Grove church of which he was a member. Rev. Esser had charge of the service.

Source: Mower County Transcript, 1 Dec. 1909, page 3, column 6, under heading "DEATHS"

Credit: Mitch Helle - Sept. 2015

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Gunder Halverson

1828-1899

HALVERSON.

At his home in Nevada township, Wednesday, January 18, 1899, Gunder Halverson, aged 71 years. He was one of the pioneers of Mower county, coming here in October, 1854, and purchasing a claim in Six Mile Grove and bringing his family here in 1855.

He was born in Norway, January 12, 1828. He came to the United States with his parents in August, 1846, living for a short time at Beloit, Wis., and then settling on a farm in Illinois where the father died. In 1852, Gunder crossed the plains to California going in a company of twenty-two and making the trip with oxen. In 1854 he returned to New York by the Panama route. He was married in Illinois in December, 1854, and the following summer came to the farm where they have since lived in Nevada.

He was a man of kind heart and generous disposition and the early settlers whenever in need found him always ready to help. Many an old pioneer had good reason to speak in terms of highest praise of Mr. Halverson's aid in the time of sore need. Deceased engaged in farming for his live avocation. He had one of the finest farms in the vicinity.

He attained great influence among his associates and in 1873 he was elected to represent Mower county in the state legislature. he also held different offices in his own township, being one of the first supervisors.

Funeral services were held Saturday in the Nevada Lutheran church, a large concourse of friends being present to show their regard. He leaves a widow and three children, Ole who lives in Wisconsin, Aslak and Emma at home.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 25 Jan. 1899, page 3, column 3, under heading "Died"

Credit: Mitch Helle - Sept. 2015


Gunder Halverson

Hon. Gunder Halverson, a pioneer of Mower county, and a very prominent and influential character in the early history of our county, died at his home in Nevada township last Thursday after a short illness with grippe.

Mr. Halverson was born in Norway on January 12, 1828 and came to America in 1846. Living in Wisconsin and Illinois a few years until he became seized with the gold craze and went to California in 1862. Mr. Halverson settled in Mower cuonty in 1855. In 1873 he was elected to represent Mower county in the state legislature.

The deceased leaves a wife and three children, Ole Halverson who resides in wisconsin, Aleck Halverson, the president of the Otter Creek Creamery, and a married daughter who name and place of resident we have not learned.

The funeral on Saturday was largely attended by many old settlers from at home and abroad. Interment was made at the Six Mile Grove cemetery.

Source: Lyle Tribune, Thur., 1-27-1899, page 3, col. 1

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Rachel (Richardson) Anderson

1839-1902

ANDERSON.

Died, at her home on Lansing avenue, Friday night, May 30, 1902, of cancer, Mrs. Hans C. Anderson, aged 62 years.

Rachel Richardson was born in Norway, Oct. 7, 1839. In 1850, with her parents she came to this country, locating in Dane county, Wis. They came to Nevada township in 1854, being among the very first settlers.

She lived with her parents until June 4, 1865, when she was married to Hans C. Anderson, son of Andreas Anderson, also a pioneer of 1854 in Nevada. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson lived in Nevada until 1888, when they moved to Washington, where they resided ten years, returning to Austin about four years ago. Deceased has been in failing health for eighteen years but has rapidly failed since last fall.

The husband and eight children survive: Mrs. E. D. Nelson and Mrs. Halvor K. Stoe live in Nevada. Three of the children are at Wilbur, Wash., and three, Josie, Helen and Henry, are at home.

Brief services, conducted by Rev. J. S. Roseland, were held at the residence Monday morning and the remains taken to the Six Mile Grove Lutheran church for services conducted by Rev. J. M. Eggen.

Hundreds of those who loved and regarded the deceased were present to bring sympathy and express their sorrow. Deceased was a noble, Christian woman, patient, kind, affectionate, considerate, and death found her ready and watching.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 4 June 1902, page 3, column 4, under heading "Died."

Credit: Mitch Helle - Sept. 2015


Contributed by Mark Ashley--
NOTE: Rachel was Hans C. Anderson's first wife.

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Jane (Olson) Halverson

1825-1907

MRS. GUNDER HALVERSON.

At her home in Nevada township, March 2, 1907, of old age, Mrs. Jane, widow of Hon. Gunder Halverson, aged nearly 82 years. She had been in poor health for several years.

Jane Olson was a native of Nummedal, Norway, where she was born March 20, 1825. In 1844 she came with her parents to Winnebago county, Illiinois, and was married there to Mr. Halverson Dec. 27, 1854.

In June 1855, they started with teams for their new home in Nevada, Mower county, where the family home has since been. For over half a century Mrs. Halverson has lived on the same spot where her funeral was held Wednesday afternoon. They had some means when they came and needy families in the whole region round about had many reasons to be grateful therefor. The bounty of the Halverson home was widely known.

Mr. Halverson died Feb. 18, 1899. Of the seven children born to them two survive. Ole, in Wisconsin and Aleck, who lives on the old homestead and has tenderly cared for his mother in her last years. Emma, the surviving daughter died recently and the loss hastened the mother's death.

Funeral services were held at the house Wednesday and also at Six Mile Grove church. Mrs. Halverson, the deceased, was one of the best of women. She was very kind and generous. Everybody was welcome to her home and she was free hearted and unselfish. The memory of such a mother and neighbor and friend is indeed precious.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 13 March 1907, page 2, column 1 under heading "DEATHS"

Credit: Mitch Helle - Sept. 2015

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Eva (Norris) Conner

1865-1898

CONNER.

In London township, Thursday evening, March 17, Mrs. Eva, wife of James Conner, aged about 36 years. Her maiden name was Eva Norris. She had been married about four years and leaves husband and one child, a son two years old. Funeral services were held at Woodbury school house on Sunday.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, page 2, column 2, under heading Died.

Credit: Mitch Helle - Sept. 2015


Notes:
According to the cemetery listing for Woodbury, on Mower/MNGenWeb, Eva M. Norris Conner was born June 12, 1865 and died March 17, 1898.

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Minnie A. Evenson

1877-1898

EVENSON

At her father's home in the south part of Windom township, Friday night, March 18, 1894 of hemorrhage of the stomach, Minnie A., daughter of E. S. Evenson, aged 20 years. Funeral services were held at Six Mile Grove Lutheran church on Monday, conducted by Rev. J. M. Eggen. Deceased was born August 19, 1877. She was sick only ten days. She leaves both parents, four brothers and two sisters to mourn her loss.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 23 March 1898, page 2, column 2, under heading "Died."

Credit: Mitch Helle - Sept. 2015

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Christiana Anderson

1806-1904

ANDERSON.

At her home in the town of Nevada, Saturday morning, March 19, 1904, of old age, Mrs. Christiana Anderson, widow of Andreas Anderson, aged 98 years. She was born in Norway in 1806 and came to Dane county, Wisconsin, in 1852.

In June, 1854, they came to section 28, Nevada, just half a century lacking a few weeks, thus being among the very first settlers of Mower county. Mr. Anderson was a blacksmith by trade and set up his forge under an oak tree and probably did the first blacksmithing in the county. He built a log cabin which he first covered with bark and later put sod on top of that. The floor was made of puncheon. He died in June, 1875.

Mrs. Anderson was a woman of great endurance and activity and shared in all the privations and hardships of pioneer life. She was a member of the Lutheran church and was respected and highly regarded by all who knew her. Four children survive, Hon. Hans C. Anderson, Mrs. Swen Jacobson of Rose Creek, Mrs. Jacob Jacobson of Nevada and a married daughter Helen in Pope county. Funeral services were held at Six Mile Grove Lutheran church yesterday at one o'clock, Rev. Jens. C. Roseland of this city officiating.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 23 March 1904, page 3, column 3 under heading "DIED"

Credit: Mitch Helle - Sept. 2015

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Infant Moshier

1899-1899

Monday last the remains of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Moshier were laid in the Woodbury cemetery.

[Infant child of Perry and Lana J. Moshier]

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 3 May 1899, page 2, column 2, under heading "WOODBURY"

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Mary Beth (Quinn) Krebsbach

c1956-2015

Mary Beth Krebsbach, 59

Mary Beth Krebsbach (nee: Quinn), 59, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died unexpectedly on September 8, 2015, as a result of a car accident.

Mary Beth was very active in the community with past service on the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Eau Claire. She was also an active volunteer with Leadership Eau Claire. She participated in many activities in support of Epilepsy, Autism and other groups supporting the mentally disabled. She was passionate about her customer service career however; she really enjoyed spending time with friends, family and her grandchildren who affectionately referred to her as Nana Banana. Mary Beth will be remembered for her infectious smile, constant laughter and positive attitude. When conflicts arose she would say "make a bridge and get over it."

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Quinn, brother, Timothy Quinn; and father-in-law, Roger Krebsbach. Survived by her husband of 41 years, Michael; sons, Eric (Kristin) and Ryan (Lauren); grandchildren, Zennon, Ava, Madison and Charlotte; mother, Beverly Quinn; siblings, Margaret Quinn Anderson (Michael), Mike Quinn (Carey), Pat Quinn (Mary), Kathy Hennesy (Pat), Jean Huinker (Brian), Paul Quinn (Teresa), Dan Quinn (Cathy), Colleen Patricia Quinn; mother-in-law, Donna, in-laws, Mark (Sharon), Susan Sanvick (Phillip), Timothy and Elizabeth Neville (Joe) plus many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at O'Halloran & Murphy, 575 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul with visitation prior to the service 5-7 p.m. Private family interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Autism Society of Minnesota or the Epilepsy Foundation. Arrangements by O'Halloran & Murphy, 651-698-0796.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 11 SEP 2015

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Lea M. Hejl

1948-2015

Lea M. Hejl, 67, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin after a bout with cancer.

Lea was born on March 6, 1948, in Yankton, South Dakota. She attended high school in Tabor, South Dakota and later attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. Lea married Leonard Hejl on December 28, 1968.

Lea enjoyed visiting her children, traveling, especially to warm Mexico beaches, and walks with her pet dog, Jemma.

Lea is survived by her husband Leonard of Austin; children, Dean Hejl of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Theresa (Jared) Davis of St. Peter, Missouri, and Michael (Alicia) Hejl of North Mankato, Minnesota; two older sisters, Dorothy (Donald) Caba of Mills River, North Carolina and Dolores (Don) Kotab of Dante, South Dakota.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin. Services and burial will be private.

The family requests that all memorials in Lea's name should be directed to The Mower County Humane Society.

Online Condolences-www.mayerfh.com

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 11 SEP 2015

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James H. Stewart

1832-1913

#1:

The joint funeral of James H. Stewart and his son Marvin W. Stewart was held at the church here Thursday afternoon, a large company of friends being present. Rev. Koonts of Glenville officiated. Interment in Woodbury cemetery.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 5 Feb. 1913, page 6, column 5, under heading "LONDON"

Credit: Mitch Helle - SEP 2015


#2:

Mr. Jas. Stewart, one of London's earliest settlers died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Millington, at Stacyville, Iowa, on Friday, January 24. Funeral at the U.B. Church, Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with burial at Woodbury.

Source: Mower County Transcript, 29 JAN 1913, page 8, under the heading "London."


#3:

The cemetery listing for Woodbury cemetery, on MNGenWeb/Mower county, shows a John Stewart, which may be a transcription error, which should actually be James Stewart:

Stewart, John H. -- 1832 - 1913

See his memorial page on Findagrave.com, which says he was born on August 19, 1832, at Jamestown, Chautauqua county, New York, and died January 25, 1913, at Stacyville, Mitchell county, Iowa.

Credit: Mitch Helle, 9/2015


#4:

JAMES H. STEWART.

James H. Stewart, aged 80 years, one of the early settlers of London township, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1913, at the home of his daughter at Stacyville, Iowa, as a result of a stroke of paralysis. He had a similar stroke about a year ago.

He was born in Jamestown, Chautauqua county, N. Y. Aug. 19, 1832. In 1853 he came to Wisconsin where he married in 1856, Miss Clarissa H. Hubbard, a native of Vermont also of James town. They moved to Illinois the same year and in 1856 they came to London, Freeborn county, settling on section 24. The family home has since been there.

Mrs. Stewart died in May, 1888. Five children were born to them of whom two daughters survive: Mrs. Mame Millington of Stacyville and Mrs. Eva Wardell of Grand Rapids. The son, Marvin W. Stewart died at his home in London on Monday of this week only two days after his father's departure. Two children died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held in the U. B. church in London village on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment in Woodbury.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 29 Jan. 1913, page 3, column 5, under the heading "DEATHS"

Credit: Mitch Helle, 9/2015

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Erastus H. Bedford

1833-1908

ERASTUS H. BEDFORD.

Erastus H. Bedford died at his home in Lyle township, Friday, January 10, 1908, from injuries received in a fall. He was 74 years old. He had attended a lecture at London village on Tuesday evening previous. When he started down the steps to go home he took hold of the railing which gave away and he fell about 14 feet. He was taken to the hotel and was removed to his home Wednesday morning. He was conscious and conversed part of the time. He died of his injuries Friday morning.

He was born in Monroe county, Mich., Sept. 25, 1833. At the age of four his mother died and he went to live with an uncle, Erastus Cook, at Renselaerville, Albany county, N. Y. and there grew to manhood. He stayed with his uncle until he was 20 years old when he spent about three years in western New York, Michigan and Wisconsin.

He came to Lyle township in this county in January, 1855 and engaged in farming. He was married March 21, 1860 to Miss Althea Townsend of St. Ansgar, Ia. They settled on a farm five miles west of Lyle in September 1860, where he lived until his death.

Three children were born to them: Helen, Frank and Robert. The first two preceding their father in death. The widow and one son, Robert survive. Five grandchildren are living. Funeral services were held Sunday at one o'clock from the house conducted by Mrs. Lowell of Minneapolis. Interment in Woodbury cemetery.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 15 January 1908, page 3, column 4, under heading "DEATHS"

Credit: Mitch Helle

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Roger A. Bastyr

1945-2015

Roger A. Bastyr, age 70 of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully Saturday morning, September 12, 2015 in St. Markís Care Center in Austin. He was born July 22, 1945 in Austin, Minnesota, to Albert and Elsie (Rezak) Bastyr. Roger was a lifelong Austin resident and graduated from Pacelli High School in 1963. In 1966, Roger started Roger's Lawn Service. On November 25, 1972, Roger was united in marriage to Susan Hall in Austin. To this union five children were born. As his company grew in the 1970s, Roger changed his company name to Roger's Industries. In 1995, as his company continued to grow and prosper, Roger changed his company name to Roger and Sons. Roger just enjoyed working hard all of his life. He also liked shaking dice and playing cards. He was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, the Moose Lodge, American Legion, Eagles Club and Thumpers Car Club.

Survivors include his loving wife, Susan Bastyr of Austin, Minnesota; five children: Amy (Mike) Flanders, Jim (Jennifer) Bastyr, Dan Bastyr Joe (Jennifer) Bastyr and John Bastyr all of Austin, Minnesota; 14 grandchildren, Bryar, Ryan, Kaitlyn, Kyler, Keagan Flanders; Brynn, Bridget, J.J., Jase Bastyr; Jaiden, Jillian, Jamison, Jade, Jamey Bastyr. His brothers and sisters include Marilyn (Lowell) Bayerkohler of Staples, Minnesota, Susan (Tom) Hilgers of Omaha Nebraska, Bob (Joanne) Bastyr of Austin, Minnesota, Mike (Susan) Bastyr of Shoreview, Minnesota and Chuck (Barb) Bastyr of Toronto, Canada; many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15 at the Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. Worlein Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website
See also: Austin Daily Herald, 15 SEP 2015

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Sidney Case

1834-1913

#1:

Sydney Case, aged 78 years, died Monday morning of old age. He had been suffering from pleurisy since last June. He came to this township in 1866. Five children survive. Funeral at house Wednesday noon, 12 o'clock. Interment in Woodbury cemetery.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 5 March 1913, page 6, column 5, under heading "LONDON"


#2:

SYDNEY CASE [Sidney Case]

Sydney Case, aged 78 years, died Monday morning, March 3, 1913, at his home in London township, after an illness of several weeks. He had been suffering from pleurisy since last summer.

He was born in Ellington, Chautauqua county, N. Y. May 23, 1834. His father was a blacksmith by trade. At the age of four years he moved with his parents to Ellery, N. Y., where they lived most of the time until he grew up. He was educated there and learned the carpenter trade. At the age of 21 years he went to Joliet, Illinois, and worked at his trade, going to Albany, Wis. the following year and he was married there, Dec. 9, 1856, to miss Catherine G. Dysart. Here they lived with the exception of three years spent in New York state, until the fall of 1865, when they came to Decorah, Iowa, and in 1866 came by ox team to section 25 in London township, and lived 19 years, moving to section 10 their present home, in 1885.

Six children were born to them, the oldest dying in 1876. The widow and five children survive: William R. Case, at home; Frank B. Modesto, Cal.; Mrs. Margaret Banks, Austin; Mrs. Mina Lightley, Oakland; Mrs. Mary Meadowcroft, Henry, S. D. There are 12 grandchildren.

Mr. Case united with the Baptist church in his young man hood and lived an upright and consistent life. Funeral services will be held at the house in London, at twelve o'clock today, Rev. C. D. Belden of Austin officiating. Interment in Woodbury cemetery.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 5 March 1913, page 2, column 3, under heading "DEATHS"

Credit: Mitch Helle


NOTES:

The cemetery listing for Woodbury Cemetery, on MNGenWeb shows:

Case, Sidney -- 1834 - 1913

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Edwin H. Allen

1869-1893

ALLEN.

In this city, Monday July 31, 1893, Edwin H. Allen, aged 24 years.

He was the son of G. C. Allen [George C. Allen]. He was born in Lyle township, near Minnereka, May 23, 1869, living there until about six years ago when his parents removed to Austin. He has been sick for about six weeks with typhoid fever, from the results of which he died.

He was a carpenter by trade. The deceased was an active member of the Good Templars Lodge in this city. Members of the Relief Corps, the G. A. R., and other organization (sic) were among the attendants at the funeral. We understand that the deceased was soon to be married. Funeral services were conducted at the house this forenoon by Rev. C. D. Belden. interment at Woodbury cemetery in Lyle.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 2 Aug. 1893, page 4, column 3, under heading "Died."

Credit: Mitch Helle

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Bessie (Wilder) Williams

1874-1910

A. B. Wilder arrived home Monday with the remains of his sister, Mrs. Bessie Wilder-Williams, who died a few days ago at Bellingham, Washington.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden of Austin, will be held at the Wilder residence here on Wednesday at 1:30 o'clock. Interment in Woodbury cemetery.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 16 Feb. 1910, page 7, column 4, under heading "LYLE"

Credit: Mitch Helle


Notes: The cemetery listing for Woodbury Cemetery, on MNGenWeb shows:

Williams, Bessie V. Wilder -- Feb. 9, 1874 - Feb. 4, 1910; Daughter of N.M. and M.H. Wilder

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William Edwin Kilgore

1843-1908

W. E. KILGORE.

William Edwin Kilgore died at his home in Austin township Thursday noon, May 9, 1908, of heart trouble and dropsy. Aged 65 years. He has been in failing health for several months.

He was born in Lancaster, N. H., March 18, 1843. He moved to Columbia county, Wisc., in 1856. He enlisted in Co. G, 11th Ill. volunteer cavalry Nov. 25, 1861, and was honorably discharged March 15, 1863, after protracted illness in hospital.

He came to Mitchell county, Ia., in 1865 and worked at his trade of carpenter. For fifteen falls he ran a threshing machine. He was married at Otranto to Miss Lizzie Lovett. She died at Otranto. For his second wife he married Miss Ruth Nash at Deer Creek, Iowa, Oct. 20th, 1879. They lived at Otranto until 1902, when they moved to Austin township at Officer's mill. Mr. Kilgore bought the mill property and conducted the business. Eight children were born to them of whom four are married.

The widow and eight children survive. The children are Mrs. C. G. Larson, Meltonville; Mrs. W. E. Hanson, Nevada; Mrs. Harry Trowbridge and George of Lyle village; Willie, Harry, Nellie and Frank at home.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden, were held at the family residence Sunday afternoon, a very large concourse of friends being present. Interment in Woodbury cemetery. The burial service was in charge of Otranto M. W. A. lodge of which deceased was a member. Mr. Kilgore was also a member of the Northwood G. A. R. post. Deceased was an excellent citizen, upright in his life, public spirited and patriotic and was an exemplary husband and father.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 13 May 1908, page 2, columns 1 & 2, under heading "DEATHS"

Credit: Mitch Helle


The listing on MNGenWeb/Mower county, for Woodbury cemetery, shows:
Kilgore, William Edwin -- 18 MAR 1843 - 7 MAY 1908

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Douglas Earl Marsden

1948-2015

Obituary for Douglas Earl Marsden

November 12, 1948 - September 11, 2015

Douglas Earl Marsden, 66, formerly of Austin, died September 11, 2015 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Mankato. Funeral arrangements are pending with Mayer Funeral Home.

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website

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Jennette Galt

1811-1892

Mrs. Galt, aged eighty-five years, the mother of James Galt of this city, died at her daughter's, Mrs. Robt. Leedle, in Otranto Station, last Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock.

The funeral was largely attended, there being thirty teams that accompanied the remains to the last resting place at Woodbury cemetery.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 19 Oct. 1892, page 3, column 2 [Jennette (Wylie) Galt]

Credit: Mitch Helle


NOTES: The cemetery listing for Woodbury Cemetery, on MNGenWeb shows:

Galt, Jennette Wylie -- Aug. 10, 1811 - Oct. 12, 1892

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Amy J. (Bartlett) Clark

1853-1907

MRS. MARVIN CLARK

Died at her home in Lyle township about nine miles south of Austin, Friday, August 16, 1907, Mrs. Marvin Clark, aged 54 years, one of the old settlers of this section of Mower county.

Amy J. Bartlett was born in Canada in 1853. When a year old her parents moved to N.Y. and a year later to Iowa, where Mrs. Clark lived until her marriage to Mr. Clark, at Waukon, Iowa, 1871. They came directly to Minnesota to the present home in Lyle township where they have lived for more than thirty-six years.

Mrs. Clark has been in poor health for more than three years. She was a great sufferer in her sickness but through it all she was brave and patient, hoping and anxious to the very last to recover her health that she might be a comfort to her husband in their declining years.

In her death the community has lost a good neighbor, the sons and daughters, a kind mother, and the husband a true and faithful wife. The respect in which Mrs. Clark was held was shown by the large attendance of friends and neighbors at the last service. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Lyle Centre schoolhouse, Rev. Ralph, of the Universalist church, officiating. Interment at Woodbury cemetery.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 21 Aug. 1907, page 3, column 5, under heading "DIED"

Credit: Mitch Helle

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Ileen Rose (Hanson) Samuelson

1924-2015

Born: September 14, 1924
Died: September 07, 2015

Ileen R. Samuelson, 90 of Austin, Minnesota, formerly of Canby, died Monday, September 7, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin, Minnesota.

Ilene Rose Hanson was born September 14, 1924 at Sargeant, Minnesota, the daughter of Samuel and Laura (Giere) Hanson. She graduated from Austin High School in the class of 1942 and was married to Russell Samuelson on May 11, 1943.

Ileen had worked at Hormel Foods and the Austin Medical Clinic before they moved to Canby, Minnesota in 1965. While in Canby, she worked as a home health aide and at R.E.M. Homes. Ileen was a charter member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and a member of Unity Chapter #29 Order of the Eastern Star, VFW Auxiliary of Canby, Minnesota. She enjoyed sewing, was a member of a sewing club and was an excellent baker.

She was preceded in death by her husband Russell, son-in-law Jimmy Gene Wallace, sister Marjorie Hanson, brother and sister-in-law Willard and Delores Hanson and a niece Diane Dahlbach.

Ileen is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Sharon Wallace, Soldotna, Alaska, Debra and Roger Warhol, Anoka, Minnesota; grandchildren, Lisa Roberts and husband Christopher of Anchorage, Alaska, Jason Metz and wife Becki, Soldotna, Alaska, Tamara Ward and husband Steve, Joshua Tree, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Cory Wood, St. Cloud, Minnesota, Curtis Ward and wife Jessica, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cassandra Ward, Anoka, Minnesota; brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Gladys Hanson, Austin, Minnesota; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Cecil and Beth Samuelson, Hayfield, Minnesota; nieces, nephews, cousins and Rhonda Akkerman, Rose Creek, Minnesota, who was always there for mother and we called her mother's "guardian angel."

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 23rd at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Reverend Glenn L. Monson officiating. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Sacred Heart Care Center. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Clasen-Jordan funeral Home website
See also: Austin Daily Herald, 21 SEP 2015

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Marvin William Stewart

1861-1913

The joint funeral of James H. Stewart and his son Marvin W. Stewart was held at the church here Thursday afternoon, a large company of friends being present. Rev. Koonts of Glenville officiated. Interment in Woodbury cemetery.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 5 Feb. 1913, page 6, column 5, under heading "LONDON"

Credit: Mitch Helle


The cemetery listing for Woodbury cemetery, on MNGenWeb/Mower county, shows:

Stewart, Marvin William -- 3 NOV 1861 - 27 JAN 1913

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Lloyd Francis Brechtel

1927-2015

Born: December 19, 1927

Died: September 08, 2015

U.S. Veteran

Lloyd F. Brechtel, 87 of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at St. Marks Lutheran Home in Austin.

Lloyd Francis Brechtel was born December 19, 1927 in Austin, Minnesota, the oldest child of Harold and Anna Louise (Robertson) Brechtel. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. He graduated from Austin High School in 1946 and worked part time at Geo. A. Hormel. Lloyd joined the U.S. Air Force in September of 1946 until 1949, spending most of his time in Alaska. He returned to the Austin area where he worked for Austin Memorials, Western Electric and Marigold Dairy before joining his father in partnership in mink ranching, where he worked until the time of his retirement.

Lloyd was a member of Austin Post #91 American Legion and the Austin Camera Club where he met Lois Voss. They were married on July 26, 1965 and enjoyed 41 years of marriage.

The Brechtels loved to travel on many trips here and abroad. They loved to entertain in their home. They enjoyed collecting prints, dancing and attending theater. Lloyd also loved hunting and fishing with his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lois, his parents and a brother Howard.

Lloyd is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Marlys and Ted Gustafson, Ridge Manor, Florida; sister-in-law, Harriet Brechtel, Ossian, Iowa; ten nephews and nieces and their families.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 26th at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Michael Olmsted officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery with Austin Post # 91 American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of the service on Saturday. Memorials are preferred to Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Clasen-Jordan funeral Home website
See also: Austin Daily Herald, 20 SEP 2015 and 24 SEP 2015

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Peter Fisher

1829-1893

Peter Fisher, an old resident of Lyle town, died last Wednesday and was buried in Mona cemetery last Thursday. Rev. J. Muller Eggen officiated. It was a large funeral.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 13 Sept. 1893, page 8, column 2, under heading "LYLE"

Credit: Mitch Helle


NOTES: The cemetery listing for the Mona Cemetery, Mona, Iowa, on IAGenWeb shows:

Fisher, Peder Jensen 9 APR 1829 - 5 SEP 1893

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Orlando Wilder

1813-1897

WILDER

At the home of his son at the state line Friday morning, July 23, 1897, Orlando Wilder aged 84 years.

The deceased was born in Vermont, January 15, 1813. His father was a native of Massachusetts but settled in Vermont where he lived until his death in 1830. Orlando grew up in Vermont and was married there. Three children were the fruit of that marriage, one of whom, a daughter, is still living in Vermont.

About the year 1843, Mr. Wilder came west to Wisconsin. He lived in Janesville and also in Union and Johnstown, and worked considerably in the lumber regions. He was married to Hannah C. Hites at Union, Rock Co. Wis. May 15, 1850. He ran a hotel at Johnstown for several years and there the two oldest boys Prosper C. Wilder and P. K. Wilder were born.

Early in 1854, Mr. Wilder with his brother Jack and Lewis West came prospecting for land to Mower County and took claims near where Officer's mill is now situated. They returned to Wisconsin for their families and reached the state line in May, 1854, driving ten yoke of oxen and a span of horses and with these they were barely able to get through some of the sloughs they crossed.

They decided to settle at the state line and took claims there in the vicinity of what was after old Otranto. At the time the Wilder brothers and Lewis West came here, there were but two houses in Mitchell, only one house in Austin and only one house (that of Mr. Woodbury on what was afterwards the old Beach place) between the state line and Austin.

Orlando Wilder's claim was on section 33 in Lyle and here he lived nearly all the remainder of his days, over 43 years. The party came in time to break land for a crop in 1854, thus getting a good start but they had to endure all the privations and hardships of pioneer life in its most trying phrases. The youngest son, Shedd Wilder, now living at Columbus, Neb. was born in Lyle in 1858, there being three sons of the second marriage. The other two sons live at the state line, P. K. on the old homestead and Prosper C. a mile west across the Iowa line.

Mr. Wilder was the chairman of the first board of supervisors in Lyle and was also at one time commissioner. For some time his house was the point of distribution of mail matter as the nearest post offices at first were at West Union and Auburn. The old stage road followed up the Cedar through Osage and Mitchell past Mr. Wilder's house to Cedar City and Austin. Mr. Wilder lived to see the wilderness broken and improved until every section of land was occupied by thrifty settlers and railroads, schools and public improvements were as convenient as in the older settled communities of the East.

Mrs. Wilder died in Lyle Feb. 15, 1893. Mr. Wilder's health has been failing for some time on account of old age. He died Friday morning about ten o'clock. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the residence of P. C. Wilder, conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden of Austin and a very large concourse of old settlers and old friends gathered to pay their last respects to one of the pioneer settlers of this vicinity. Interment at Woodbury cemetery.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 28 July 1897, page 3, column 4, under heading "Died."

Credit: Mitch Helle

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Judith Blanche (Anderson)
RENVILLE

1943-2015

Judith Blanche Renville, of Hutchinson, Minnesota

Death Notice--

Born: March 24, 1943
Died: September 11, 2015

Judy B. Renville, 72, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, September 11, 2015 at her home in Hutchinson, Minnesota.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 16th at Grandview Cemetery. Following the graveside service, there will be a celebration of Judy's life at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Wednesday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

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

Source: Clasen-Jordan funeral Home website


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Judy B. Renville, a resident of Hutchinson, Minnesota.

Born: March 24, 1943
Died: September 11, 2015

After a lengthy illness, Judy passed away peacefully at home on September 11, 2015. Judy was born in Winona, Minnesota, raised in Austin, Minnesota and graduated from Austin High School. In addition to serving as a caring wife and mother to her three sons, she worked as a Teacher's Aide in the Austin and Apple Valley School Districts.

She was one of four children born to Edna and Algy Anderson. Judy will be forever remembered by her sisters Karen Anderson and Diane Campbell of Austin, Minnesota, brother Eldon Anderson of Stewartville, Minnesota, beloved children Todd Renville of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Brad Renville of Hutchinson, treasured grandchildren Joseph and Andrew Renville of Minneapolis, Chase and Riese Renville of Hutchinson and Brendan Rogers of Phoenix, Arizona, caring in-laws along with countless friends and family who were blessed to know her.

Judy was preceded in death by her son, Travis Renville and husband of 48 years, Lynn Renville. Judy loved spending time with her grandchildren, having fun with friends and caring for her pets.

She touched the lives of many with her smile and caring way. Friends and family are invited to attend an interment ceremony at the Grandview Cemetery in Austin on September 16, 2015.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home, 22 September 2015

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Curtis E. Bisbee

1876-1891

BISBEE - In Nevada township Thursday, July 23, 1891, Curtiss (sic) E. Bisbee, son of A. C. Bisbee, aged 15 years.

The deceased was born July 4, 1876. He was a most promising boy, always faithful and kind. He was taken sick July 7, and suffered terribly with peritonitis. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden, were held Saturday, a very large company of friends being present to sympathize with the bereaved family. Interment at Woodbury cemetery.

Source: the Mower County Transcript, 29 July 1891, page 8, column 1, under heading "DIED."

Credit: Mitch Helle


NOTES: The cemetery listing for Woodbury Cemetery, on MNGenWeb shows:

Bisbee, Curtis E. -- Jul. 4, 1876 - Jul. 23, 1891; Son of A.C. and R.B. Bisbee

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Beth Berhow

1957-2015

Beth Berhow, 58 of Oakland, Minnesota, died Friday, September 11, 2015 at Mayo Clinic Health System Rochester - Methodist Hospital Campus.

Arrangements are pending.

Source: Clasen-Jordan funeral Home website


Beth Berhow

Born: August 24, 1957
Died: September 11, 2015

Beth Anna (Miller) Berhow, 58 of Oakland, Minnesota passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by loved ones.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 17th at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Michael Olmsted officiating.

Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Oakland, Minnesota. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and at the church on Thursday for one hour before the service.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home, 13 SEP 2015


Beth Anna Berhow

Born: August 24, 1957
Died: September 11, 2015

Beth Anna (Miller) Berhow passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota surrounded by loved ones.

Beth was born August 24, 1957, grew up on the family dairy farm in Oakland with her parents and five brothers and sisters and graduated from Austin High School in 1975. After high school, she received her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Minnesota - Waseca.

After over 20 years of being neighbors and friends and more than 15 years of convincing on his part, Beth married Steve Berhow on April 22, 1978. This year marked the thirty-seventh of a marriage that grew in love and admiration with each passing day. Beth was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church since 1978.

For thirty-five years, Beth worked as a preschool teacher in Austin. She had lots of reasons for loving her profession, including the fact that students always thought she was about their age because she wasn't much taller than they were. To countless parents and students over the years, she was a cheerleader and often, a saving grace. The children in her classroom learned their ABC's, shapes and colors, and skills to be the most kind, brave, successful little person they could be.

Their daughter, Amber, was born in July 1982, and son Luke would follow in the same month three years later. In her role as mother, she made Amber and Luke the luckiest children. This said, Beth would have been the first one to tell you that the only thing that could rival being a parent, was being a grandparent. Her granddaughter, and best friend, Olive Elaine Jones, was born January 20, 2013.

Beth is survived by her husband, Steve of Oakland; son, Luke of Oakland; daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Josh Jones of Austin; granddaughter, Olive; brothers and sisters, Mary Nelson, Jordan, MN; Dick Miller, Oakland, MN; John (Alana) Miller, Oakland, MN; Lisa (Mike) Schwartz, New Ulm, MN; Heidi (Loren) Sellner, Sleepy Eye, MN; mother-in-law, Darlene Berhow, Oakland, MN; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David (Louise) Berhow, Austin, MN; Jeanne (Ron) Wangen, Oakland, MN; Brian (Nancy) Berhow, Hayward, MN and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elaine and Francis Miller and father-in-law, Mitch Berhow.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 17th at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Michael Olmsted officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Oakland, MN. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and at the church on Thursday for one hour before the service.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website


Funeral Notice--

Beth Anna (Miller) Berhow, 58

Beth Anna (Miller) Berhow passed away on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by loved ones.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Michael Olmsted officiating.

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

Interment: Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Oakland, Minnesota.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 15 SEP 2015

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David L. Roseth

1942-2015

David L. Roseth was 72 years old when he passed away on Friday, September 4, 2015, at Golden Living Center-Lake Ridge, Roseville, Minnesota.

Oscar and Dorothy (Korfhage) Roseth welcomed their first of two children, David Leonard, on December 9, 1942, in Austin, Minnesota. A 1960 graduate of Austin High School, he enlisted in the Unites States Navy. Dave married Diane Gilderhus on June 26, 1965, in Adams, Minnesota. Dave and Diane were blessed with two sons, Scott and Dan.

Working various jobs over the years, Dave worked 10 years at Poly Tech and many years at Knox/Lowes. He enjoyed deer hunting, drinking coffee with the guys and interacting with people. Dave was a past commander of the Prior Lake V.F.W and served on the Prior Lake Planning Commission Board. Dave enjoyed pulling pranks and was known for his one-liners and great come backs.

Left to honor Daveís life and will forever miss him is wife, Diane; sons: Scott (Connie) Roseth, Dan (Amanda) Roseth; grandchildren: Emily, Preston and Hannah Roseth; step-grandchildren: Chris (Colleen) Hackley, Tyler (Jil) Hackley; step-great grandchildren: Charlotte and Cora Hackley; sister, Betty (Dick) Rausch; other relatives and friends.

He was welcomed home in heaven by his parents.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m., all at Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation, Prior Lake, with full military honors provided by the Prior Lake Veterans Honor Guard. The Rev. A. Paul Olson will preside, with grandchildren Emily and Preston being the urn bearers. A private family interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home and Cremation, Prior Lake Chapel, proudly served and cared for the Roseth family,

www.ballardsunderfuneral.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 13 SEP 2015

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Philip E. Nolan

1933-2015

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Philip E. Nolan, 82, passed away on September 4, 2015, from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. He was surrounded by his family at home in Naples, Florida. Known to friends as Phil, he lived a full and wonderful life.

Phil was born on November 11, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest child of Philip and Evelyn Nolan, and big brother to Mary Jo. Shortly after graduating from Brook High School, Brook, Indiana, he joined the Army. Phil was proud of his service during the Korean War and said he owed much of his character to his time in South Korea.

Phil found great joy in his family. He married Kathleen (Fredstrom) of Fairmont, Minnesota, in 1956 and shared 40 years moving around the country and raising their four children, Kellie (Bryon McCartney), Tom (Jan), Michael (Dr. Julene Nolan), and Anne (David Snow). Phil and Katy moved to Austin in 1978.

After Katy's death in 1997, Phil found love once again and married his favorite Brit, Lynn (Irving), in August 2000. They made their home in Naples, Florida, and shared the joys of family, friends, tennis, and travels around the world.

In his own words, Phil had his dream career. Starting as a page at NBC in Chicago, Phil's lifetime in broadcasting took him and his family from Minnesota to Oklahoma, Utah, Connecticut, Chicago, and back to Minnesota, where he retired as owner of KAUS AM/FM, Austin and KEEZ FM, Mankato. He is remembered by his work families as a caring boss who helped them achieve their best. In his career, Phil crossed paths with many celebrities. His John Wayne and Paul Newman stories, especially, will be passed along and embellished for generations.

Phil was an asset to every community he lived in, and served as a leader for many charitable and professional organizations. He was especially proud of his 20+ years as a Rotarian, his involvement with the Austin Chamber of Commerce, United Way, and the Minnesota Broadcasters Association. He was deeply honored to be inducted into the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

A loving, kind, and remarkable man, Phil was truly one of the good guys. He was a treasure to his family and the many wonderful friends who were part of his life. He is remembered for his humor and stories, his integrity and fairness, his love of music, and knowledge of news. Phil left the world a better place than he found it.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; his sister; and a nephew.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn; his four children; nine grandchildren: Justin, Jason, Jack, Meg, Charlie, Caroline, Anna Kate, Avrie, and Emma; two great-granddaughters: Madison and Natalie; his father-in-law, Don Johnson; and three nieces and a nephew.

Memorials can be sent to The Childrenís Museum of LaCrosse (www.funmuseum.org), 207 5th Avenue South, La Crosse, WI 54601; or Fun Time Early Childhood Academy (http://www.funtimenaples.com), 102 12th Street North, Naples, FL 34102.

Family and friends are invited to join in celebrating Phil's life on Sunday, September 27, 2015, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hormel House in Austin, Minnesota. For details, please contact Kellie at kellienolan229@gmail.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 13 SEP 2015


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Funeral notice: Philip E. Nolan

Philip E. Nolan passed away on Sept. 4, 2015, from complications related to Alzheimer's disease.

Service: Family and friends are invited to join in celebrating Phil's life from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at the Hormel House in Austin, Minnesota. For details, please contact Kellie at kellienolan229@gmail.com.

Memorials: Memorials can be sent to The Children's Museum of LaCrosse (www.funmuseum.org), 207 5th Avenue South, La Crosse, WI 54601; or Fun Time Early Childhood Academy (www.funtimenaples.com), 102 12th St. N., Naples, FL 34102.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, 20 September 2015

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Charles S. Potter

1843-1876

Chas. S. Potter, late of Lyle, was buried yesterday. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss. We have not learned the occasion of his death. He was a good citizen, esteemed by all who knew him.

Source: from the Mower County Transcript, 14 Dec. 1876, page 3, column 2

Credit: Mitch Helle, Sept. 2015


He is probably the "G. S. Potter", buried in Woodbury Cemetery, born 8 APR 1843 and died 10 DEC 1876. From cemetery listing for Woodbury Cem. on MNGenWeb/Mower.

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Jean Darlene (Powers) Hull

1936-2015

Obituary for Jean D. Hull

Jean D. Hull, 78, of Rockford, died Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center, North Iowa in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Marble Rock United Methodist Church, 208 Iowa St., Marble Rock. Officiating will be the Rev. Judy Wooton. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 pm Wednesday at Fullerton Funeral Home, 302 West Main, Rockford. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Marble Rock. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Jean D. Hull memorial fund.

Jean Darlene was born on October 21, 1936 in Marble Rock, Iowa the middle child of seven to LaVerne and Lois Powers. She graduated from the Lyle High School in Minnesota. Two years after graduation she met Don Hull at a dance and were married on December 10, 1955 in Lyle, Minnesota. To this union was born two sons, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Jean enjoyed fishing with Don and friends at many of the area streams, rivers and lakes around North Iowa and Minnesota. She gardened, tending to both vegetables and flowers, especially her crocuses and Tulips. She faithfully canned her bounty to use for when she prepared meals and baked for family and friends.

Jean's favorite time was the holidays. She also enjoyed collecting owls and watching the old time movies. However, her favorite activity with grandchildren and friends was playing cribbage and assorted board/card games. Jean was employed at the Rockford Brick & Tile, worked for several nursing homes including Rockford Care Center and Riverside Chautauqua Guest home in Charles City, and worked at Damon's in Mason City and Eaton's Manufacturing in Belmond, with her longest employment at Eatonís as a machine operator.

Those surviving include her two sons and families, Brad and his wife Teresa Hull of Des Moines; Jeff and his wife Sue Hull, Woden, Iowa; seven Grandchildren Ryan, Alex, Alyssa, Derek, Randi, Sheric, and Skyler; four great grandchildren, River, Star, Meadow, and Briar Chipman. Her special friend for the past several years, David Shreve, two sisters Joyce (Dave) Young, Lyle, Minnesota; Bonnie (Joe) Brooks, Marshall, Missouri; and one brother Harry Eggers, Parkersburg, Iowa.

Her Husband Don in 2005, parents, Stepfather Ivan Eggers, and brothers Leland and George Powers and Butch Eggers preceded Jean in death.

Fullerton Schumburg Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 302 West Main, Rockford, Iowa 50468 641-756-3311, www.Fullertonfh.com

Source: www.Fullertonfh.com - 14 SEP 2015

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Arne E. Sharp

1872-1891

SHARP -- In London, Freeborn county, Tuesday evening, July 28, Arne Sharp, aged 18 years.

He had been out hunting that day on Archie Lang's, his uncle's, farm. While in the field with others he exclaimed "Oh, my head," and fell dead before any one reached him. It is pronounced a case of heart failure. He was the oldest son of a widowed mother, whose principal support he was. A sister and brother, both younger, survive.

The funeral was on Thursday at the Goslee school house. The funeral sermon was preached by Elder Giberson, of Lyle. He was buried in the new cemetery on James Goslee's farm. Mrs. C. M. Rice, who was his earliest teacher for two terms in London, and afterwards for a year here in Austin, speaks of him as a bright, intelligent, exceedingly well disposed youth.

Source: from the Mower County Transcript, 5 Aug. 1891, page 8, column 1 under "DIED"

NOTE: Woodbury cemetery is very unlikely to be the "new cemetery on James Goslee's farm" since the first burial was in 1856 at Woodbury. I suspect but am not sure that the body was re-interred at Woodbury from a now defunct family cemetery.

Credit: Mitch Helle, Sept. 2015

Note: The cemetery listing for Woodbury cemetery, on MNGenWeb/Mower shows the following:
Sharp, Arnold E. -- 14 APR 1872 - 28 JUL 1891

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