MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

Mower County Obituaries
Part 290


Arlene (Anhorn) Napp

1934-2016

A lifetime as a wife, mother and teacher ended for Arlene Anhorn Napp on Jan. 13, 2016.

Arlene lived every moment and had a smile that lit up the world. She will be remembered for her compassion, intelligence, generosity, adventurous spirit and beauty. She exhibited care and kindness to others, most notably her immediate family who adored her. Fun, spontaneous, passionate for life and filled with love and compassion, Arlene made friends easily and openly. She shared her experiences and beliefs, which made people feel important and loved. With her dark brown eyes and laughter that came quickly and easily, it was extremely enjoyable to be near her.

Born September 5, 1934, to Arthur and Mildred Anhorn in Austin, Minnesota, she was raised in Austin, Minnesota. Arlene graduated from Austin High School in 1952, received her B.S. degree in education from the University of Minnesota in 1956, and a M.A. in education from State University of New York at Cortland in 1973.

She met her husband, Duane, while in college and they were married on June 30, 1956, in Austin, Minnesota. After their marriage they both taught school in Minnesota and California. In 1959 after her first son was born, Arlene retired from teaching and became a devoted mother, homemaker and wife. She lived with her family in Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and finally in Texas. She easily made lifelong friends everywhere she lived. She returned to teaching first grade in Round Rock, Texas, in 1986 after her children were all in college. Her husband retired from IBM in 1987 and took a position with DEC in Massachusetts, so she resigned her position in Round Rock, Texas. Arlene loved the challenge of working with young children. She knew the value of a college education and insisted on all of her children getting a college degree.

Arlene enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with her husband and family. After she and her husband became empty-nesters, they enjoyed traveling throughout Europe. Unfortunately she suffered a major stroke in 2007 which put an end to her travels. She suffered numerous health problems after the stroke. It brings us great comfort and relief that Arlene is no longer incapacitated and in pain and enjoying the life she passionately lived prior to her health problems.

The family in mourning includes loving husband Duane; son Brian with wife Sheilah and son Evan Napp of Star, Idaho; daughter Dr. Tracy Napp of St. Cloud, Minnesota; son Bradley with wife Joanna and sons Parker and Hayden Napp of Austin, Texas; son Timothy with wife Patty and son Theodor and daughter Victoria Napp of Houston, Texas. Arlene is also survived by brothers: Donald Anhorn and Ronald Anhorn; sister Janet and her husband Dick Gaughran; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by older brother Robert Anhorn and his wife Audrey Anhorn; and sister-in-law Sumy Anhorn.

A memorial service will be held at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota, on Friday, Jan 22, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Minnesota.

Visitation will also be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday evening at Cook Walden Funeral Home in Georgetown, Texas. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Christ Lutheran Church, Georgetown, Texas, at 2 p.m. in the afternoon.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.cookwaldendavisfuneralhome.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald - 17 JAN 2016

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Beulah Marie (Quam) Luthe

1920-2016

Beulah Marie Luthe of Austin, 95 years, 7 months, 22 days, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at St. Marks Lutheran Home in Austin, Minnesota.

Beulah was born May 21, 1920, in Lansing, Minnesota, to Oliver P. and Katherine B. (Rector) Quam. She attended school in Lansing. On August 7, 1937, Beulah was united in marriage to Albert Luthe in Austin at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church parsonage. The couple raised their family in Lansing. Beulah enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her children. After the kids were in school, she took a job as a cook at Lansing Public and Austin Public Schools.

Beulah and Albert moved to Brownsdale in 1979, and then to Pickett Place in 1982, where they were the first tenants. Traveling, playing cards, taking casino outings and embroidery were among Beulah's favorite pastimes. She especially loved to be with family and friends, and loved to drive her van, giving many rides to friends.

Survivors include her children: Kathryn Paine of Austin, Patricia Bailey of Lansing, Barbara (Paul) Miller of Albert Lea, Robert (Rita) Luthe of Brownsdale, Sandra (Earl) Davis of Austin; daughter-in-law Delaine Luthe of Lansing; and son-in-law Wesley Grant of Holmen, Wisconsin; 24 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; and many precious nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Oliver and Katherine Quam; her husband Albert Luthe; two sons: Raymond and Richard; one daughter Debra Grant; two sons-in-law: Harold Paine and Clifford Bailey; two sisters: Marian Stoneback and Dorothy Sale; one brother at birth; three grandchildren: Jeff Luthe, Sheryl (Miller) Rhodes, and Bradley Paine.

Beulah will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her, and with Beulah's passing, we say goodbye to her generation.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at First United Methodist Church in Austin with Pastor Dennis Tamke and Chaplain Elizabeth Endicott officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Lansing Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be directed to the Luthe family or First United Methodist Church. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald - 14 JAN 2016

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June A. (Hubbard) Nelson

c1918-2016

June A. Nelson, 97, of Owatonna, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

She was born in Indianola, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Mary Katherine (Anders) Hubbard. June loved family, bridge, golf, home, PEO and her many friends.

June married the love of her life, Kenneth Nelson on June 10, 1944, at St. Olaf Church in Austin. They raised their three girls in Austin. June was a department manager at Sears in Austin. She moved to Owatonna with her husband in 1999 and they continued their travels to Sun City in the winters. They especially enjoyed hosting their family for winter visits while there.

June was an active volunteer at church, hospital auxiliary, WAMSO, the Hormel Home, as well as other organizations. June was an elegant and gracious lady who loved and nurtured her family.

She is survived by her daughters: Janelle (and George) Seebach of Edina, Melanie Nelson of Owatonna, Camille (and Pat) Wheeler of Eagan; grandchildren: Huntley (and Liz Coughlin) Miller, Charlie Miller, Brent (and Tess) Waechter-Smith, Brianna Smith, Noelle Smith, Ann (and Rodney) Jackson, Aaron (and Jamie) Wheeler, Irene Wheeler, Jason (and Lacey) Wheeler; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; seven sisters and three brothers.

Celebration services will be held Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Michaelson Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Owatonna at a later date. Memorials are preferred to Transitional Housing of Owatonna, Trinity Lutheran Church or to the donor's choice.

Source: Austin Daily Herald - 14 JAN 2016

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Todd Richard Hollerud

1966-2016

BURIAL AT LYLE

Todd Richard Hollerud, 49, of Plymouth, Minnesota, died Thursday, January 14, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. Todd's kind nature, gentle spirit and sense of humor will be greatly missed by family and friends

Todd was born January 28, 1966, in Osage, Iowa, to Richard and Lois Hollerud. He was baptized in Osage, Iowa, and confirmed in New Hampton, Iowa. He graduated from New Hampton High School in 1984, and later attended Brown's School of Radio and Television Technology. Todd worked in radio and TV production and to led him to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. While living in the Marshall Islands, he learned to scuba dive, which became his passion and later his livelihood.

In 1994, Todd relocated to Sarasota, Florida, and lived there for two years balancing his career as a videographer with his passion for scuba diving. Eventually, Todd moved to Minneapolis to be nearer to family and to work as a videographer for Channel 9 news. In 2004, he decided to pursue his passion for scuba and make it his career.

Since then he has been a scuba instructor and worked at Adventure Sports West in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Todd hosted numerous dive trips to exotic locations and has been responsible for certifying hundreds of individuals. In 2015, Todd was awarded the SSI Pro 5000 designation.

In March, 2015, Todd was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. He died January 14, 2016, at the NC Little Hospice in Edina, Minnesota.

He is survived by his mother Lois Hollerud, Plymouth, Minnesota; and his sister Malia Hollerud Haskins, Woodbury, Minnesota; and nephew Sam Haskins, Woodbury, Minnesota; four aunts: Shirley Nelson, Elaine Mortensen, Elaine Hollerud and Sharon Hollerud; and two uncles: Art Hollerud and Roger Hollerud; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Hollerud.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel, 15800 37th Ave. N. at Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth, Minnesota, with visitation one hour prior to service. Inurnment will be in the spring at Woodbury Cemetery in Lyle, Minnesota. Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel, www.gearty-delmore.com, 763-553-1411, is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 18 JAN 2016

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Grace (Carol Lee) Trowbridge

1947-2016

Grace Ann Trowbridge

Born: January 28, 1947
Died: January 10, 2016

Grace Ann Trowbridge, 68, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, January 10th, 2016 at St. Marks Lutheran Home in Austin.

No public services are planned at this time.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home


Grace (Carol Lee) Trowbridge 1947-2016

Grace (Carol Lee) Trowbridge, passed away from her earthly home to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Grace was born Jan. 28, 1947, to Todd and Lucille Trowbridge.

Grace had a love and passion for rescuing and saving animals of every kind. She also loved riding motorcycles. Her kind and loving spirit will be greatly missed.

Grace is survived by her sons: Jim (Jean) Sauer, Austin, Christopher (Tracie) Sauer, Austin; and daughter Melany Mendenhall, Owatonna; four grandchildren: Zachary Sauer, Austin, Kevin Sauer, St. Cloud, Morgan Sauer, Albert Lea, Lexi Mendenhall, Owatonna; and two great-grandchildren: Callan Sauer, Albert Lea, and Gavin Sauer, Austin.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials can be sent to 600 38th Ave. NE, Austin, MN, 55912.

Source: Austin Daily Herald - 17 JAN 2016

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Jeremy Jonathon (Williams) Krull

1969-2016

March 21, 1969 -- January 13, 2016 (age 46)

Obituary--

Memorial services for Jeremy Krull will be held 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow, Minnesota. Burial will take place in the Stewartville Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 P.M. Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow, Minnesota, and will continue one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Jeremy Krull, age 46, of rural Sargeant, Minnesota passed away at his home in rural Sargeant, Minnesota.

Jeremy Jonathon Krull was born March 21, 1969 in Rochester, Minnesota, to Bonnie Williams and was later adopted by Clarence and Evelyn (Baker) Krull. After graduating from Southland High School, Jeremy continued farming the home place with his folks working with both livestock and crops. He enjoyed the rural life and remained on the farm, eventually assuming the caretaker role with love and humility that he was able to assist his aging parents until their passing.

Jeremy was a good and generous man who loved the outdoors, and his favorite pastime was hunting and fishing. He was never at a loss for companions during hunting seasons, as all were eager to learn his tried and true techniques, and he was just as eager to pass them on. He was known to have made his own hunting bow and arrows and come back with venison for the table.

He was a private person and enjoyed living a simple life. His sense of humor and his ability to laugh never failed him. His most used phrase was, "never mistake meekness for weakness, meekness is merely power under control." He was a gentle giant and lived his life on his own terms. He will be dearly missed.

Jeremy is survived by his siblings, Gene (Linda) Krull of rural Elkton, Minnesota, Jack Krull of Alexandria, Minnesota, Gayle (Cindy) Krull of Gradbrook, Iowa, D.J. (Rachel) Stuart of Hayward, Calif., and Merry (Mark) Monnier of Grand Meadow, Minnesota; uncle, Harold Krull of Blaine, Minnesota; cousins, Kevin (Shawn) Krull of Wallingford, Iowa, Tammy (Ryan) Kraft of Rochester, Minnesota, John Krull of Austin, Minnesota, Jesse (Kim) Krull of Spring Valley, Minnesota, Mike (Jodi) Munson of Rose Creek, Minnesota, Suzi Munson of LeRoy, Minnesota, Chris (Marci) Krull of Garwin, Iowa, Sara (Cam) Himes of Marshalltown, Iowa, Matt (Mindy) Krull, Kyle (Krysti) Krull, Ben Krull, and Tyler Krull all of Garwin, Iowa; and niece Aria Stuart of Hayward, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Evelyn, adopted sister, Bonnie Williams, and cousin, Bobby Krull.

Condolences may be left online at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com

Source: Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home

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Mark and Nellie McFarland

Died 1886

--Rev. A. Morse of this city attended the funeral last week Thursday of two children of Wm. McFarland, in town of Nevada. Both were boys, aged 4 and 12, and died within 12 or 14 hours of each other, of scarlet fever. Another little boy--the only remaining child -- is very low with the fever, and it is thought he too, will be taken away. Lord pity the poor distracted parents.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 29 Sept. 1886, page 3, column 4

Note: Names are Mark and Nellie McFarland

Credit: Mitch Helle, 1/2016

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Marian Louise (Snell) Lerum

1929-2016

Born: May 19, 1929
Died: January 21, 2016

Marian Louise Lerum, 86, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Marian was born on May 19, 1929, in Austin, Minnesota, to Arthur and Helen (Gilbertson) Snell. She graduated from high school in Belleville, Illinois, where her father had been transferred to set up a new SPAM plant for Hormel. On September 23, 1951, she was united in marriage to Thomas Donald Lerum at the Presbyterian Church in Austin, Minnesota. Marian worked for several years as a secretary in the livestock division at Hormel before staying home to raise her family.

She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she was an active member of her church circle, helped with setting up communion, helped in the kitchen and with the church rummage sale. She was also a very active member of the Fairview Oakland Cemetery Association where she helped with the annual bake sale.

Marian was an avid fan of all high school, college and professional athletics. She also enjoyed bowling and playing cards. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Arthur and Helen Snell; brothers: Donald Snell and Dean Snell; and daughter and son-in-law: Linda and Gary Schroeder.

Marian is survived her husband: Thomas "Tommy" Lerum, Austin, Minnesota; daughters and sons-in-law: Paula (Melvin) Davis, Bagley, Minnesota; Pam (Donald) Naatz, Waltham, Minnesota; grandchildren: Joseph (Jody) Schroeder, Sarah (Bryan) Konisiewicz, Jeffrey (Brooke) Naatz, Matthew (Jessica) Naatz, Tommy Davis, Kristin (Jason) Peck; nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 25, 2016 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Michael Olmsted officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the service.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home, 1/22/2016
See also: Austin Daily Herald website, 1/22/2016

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Petrina (Hanson) Richardson

Died 1913

MRS. O. T. RICHARDSON.

Mrs. O. T. Richardson, who died Friday morning, April 25, at her home in Lyle village, was born in Toten, Norway, December 18, 1846. At the age of 19 years she came to Nevada township to live. She was married in 1866 to O. T. Richardson, Rev. C. L. Clausen officiating. They lived in Nevada township until a few months ago when Mr. Richardson died and the family moved to Lyle about March 1. Nine children survive. Deceased was a life long member of the Lutheran church and she was very loyal to it. She recently had two strokes of paralysis from which she did not recover.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 7 May 1913, page 2, column 3, under heading "DEATHS"

Note: Name was Petrina (Hanson) Richardson

Credit: Mitch Helle, 1/2016

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John DeRemer

c1838-1893

DEREMER--In Nevada township, Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, 1893, John DeRemer, aged 54 years.

Mr. DeRemer was born in Montgomery county, N. Y. He was one of nine children. He came to Racine county, Wis., with his folks in 1843. He came to Nevada, in this county in 1862. He was married to Miss Emma Burgess in 1864. He has been confined to the house for the past two months with paralysis of the bowels, of which ailment he died. He lives a widow. No children. Funeral services conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden will be held at Enterprise school house, Friday at 1 o'clock.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 18 Jan. 1893, page 3, column 5, under heading "DIED."

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Laura Merrilla (Betts) Dillingham

c1833-1893

DILLINGHAM.

In Rose Creek, Saturday, August 19, 1893, Mrs. L. M. Dillingham, aged 60 years.

She lived in the town of Nevada for thirty years. Her husband died about twenty-four years ago. Funeral services were held Monday at the Enterprise school house. She leaves two children, E. D. Dillingham of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Mrs. H. C. Bowen, of Nora, Oklahoma. Mrs. C. DeRemer of Nevada, is her step-daughter.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 23 Aug. 1893, page 5, column 5, under heading "Died."

Note: Name was Laura Merrilla Betts Dillingham; the daughter of Samuel Betts and Betsy Mahala (Sturdevant) Betts.

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Ozni C. Brown

c1833-1882

--O. C. Brown, of Nevada, died last Sunday night of typhoid pneumonia -- aged 49 years and 10 months: Mr. Brown came to Austin on the 20th, as a delegate to the Republican convention. He was taken ill while here, and remained with Nathan Reed, an old friend, in the 3d ward, until Monday, when he persisted in being taken home.

The funeral was held at Enterprise school-house, in Austin township, yesterday, Rev. Spafford of this city, conducting the services.

Mr. Brown leaves a wife and seven children the wife being a sister of Mrs. Geo. Van Camp.

He had been a resident of the county about 22 years, and had many friends among his neighbors and acquaintances. He was a hard-working, industrious man, and died honored and respected, leaving for his children the legacy of an honest life.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 1 Nov. 1882, page 3, column 4

Note: Name was Ozni C. Brown.

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Lloyd A. DeRemer

1899-1899

--Little Lloyd A. DeRemer, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. DeRemer of Nevada, died Sunday, aged three months and 18 days. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden, were held at the residence yesterday afternoon.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 24 May 1899, page 3, column 2

Credit: Mitch Helle, 1/2016

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Philip McLaughlin

1834-1898

McLAUGHLIN.

At his home in this city at 7 o'clock Monday evening, March 14, 1898, of stomach trouble, Philip McLaughlin, aged 63 years. He had been in failing health since last spring and on Jan. 8 had a paralytic stroke from which he did not recover.

Deceased was born in Mona Mills, Canada, Dec. 6, 1834, and grew to manhood there. He was married there to Miss Eilen Mulhern about 1861. In 1870 they came to Chicago and in 1871 came to Lyle Village where Mr. McLaughlin went into the grain business. They moved to Emmetsburg, Iowa, in August, 1882, and came to Austin in 1883 and have since resided here, and have continued in the grain and cattle business.

The widow and six children survive. The children are D. F. in the grain business at Fargo, North Dakota, A. J. in the grain business at Argyle, Minnesota, M. B. in the grain business in Austin, Miss Lizzie, living at home, Dr. Phil B. of Calmar, Iowa, and Alphonso J. attending the Kentucky school of Medicine at Louisville, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be held at St. Augustine's church tomorrow, Thursday, morning at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. E. H. Devlin officiating.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 16 March 1898, page 3, column 4, under heading "Died."

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Martha (Nelson) Larson

1877-1911

MRS. JENS LARSON.

Mrs. Jens Larson died very suddenly at her home in Lyle village, Monday evening, Jan. 30, 1911 of heart trouble from which she had suffered for over seven years past. The Mayos of Rochester told her friends seven years ago that she could never recover from the trouble. Mrs. Larson ate supper as usual and spent part of the evening with a neighbor. As she was about to retire she staggered and expired almost instantly.

Martha Nelson was the daughter of Magnus Nelson and was born near Hammer, Norway, Aug. 15, 1877. She came to this country in 1893 settling in Austin. She was married to Jens Larson of Lyle, Dec. 12, 1900, Rev. Roseland officiating. Her husband survives.

She was a faithful member of the Lutheran church and possessed a winsome and loving disposition. Her deeds of kindness and mercy found expression outside of the confines of her home circle and she was greatly beloved.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Lutheran church in Austin, Rev. Esser, her pastor, and Rev. J. A. E. Naess officiating.

Deceased was a cousin of sheriff N. Nicholsen.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 8 Feb. 1911, page 3, column 5, under heading "DEATHS"

NOTE: Birth date differs between obituary and headstone.

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Carol June (Rendall) Persinger

1928-2016

Carol June Persinger, age 87 of Austin, Minnesota died Saturday morning, January 16, 2016, at Primrose Assisted Living in Austin.

Born June 9, 1928 in Blue Earth, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Robert and Beulah (Smith) Rendall. She attended Claremont schools. Carol married Lynn J. Persinger on October 25, 1946 in Rochester, Minnesota. To this union, five children were born.

Being a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother brought Carol happiness throughout her life. In 1987, they moved to their home on Leech Lake where she loved to entertain her family and take the grandchildren fishing. Carol loved to cook, bake, dance, enjoyed her music, playing cards and would enter an occasional Black Jack Tournament. Carol was a member at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, Minnesota and in the twilight of her life, she enjoyed watching Christian Channels on TV.

She is survived by her children: Sandy (Andy Douglas) Perleberg of Waukegan, Illinois, Diana (Dennis) Oakland of Albert Lea, Nancy Wallin of Albert Lea and Steve (Diane) Persinger of Austin; fifteen grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Darlene Rendall of Roseville, California. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lynn in 2012, one son, Michael Lynn Persinger in 2006 and one brother Robert Rendall.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Austin, with Pastor Michael Olmsted officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials to donor's choice. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home
Also see: Austin Daily Herald, 19 JAN 2016

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Shirleen Jane (Pietz) Tipton

1942-2016

Funeral Notice: Shirleen J. Tipton, 73

Shirleen J. Tipton, 73, of Adams, Minnesota, died Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Wildwood Grove in LeRoy, Minnesota.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 22, 2016, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jeremy Johnson officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be held at the Adams Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and at the church for one hour before the service on Friday.

Interment: Interment will be at the Little Cedar Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 18 JAN 2016


Shirleen J. Tipton, 73

Shirleen J. Tipton, 73, of Adams, Minnesota, died Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Wildwood Grove in LeRoy, Minnesota.

Shirleen Jane Tipton was born August 30, 1942, at Hosmer, South Dakota, the daughter of Reinhold and Magdalena (Weisz) Pietz. She graduated from Roscoe High School in 1960 and from Stewarts School of Cosmetology in 1962. Shirleen worked as a hairstylist in South Dakota and was married to Dean Tipton on Dec. 13, 1964, at Aberdeen, South Dakota.

In 1969, the Tipton's moved to Adams, Minnesota. Shirleen's great love for children led her to opening her day care center in Adams, which she operated for a number of years. Later, she worked in the housekeeping department at the Adams Health Care Center. She has been an active member of Little Cedar Lutheran Church. Shirleen enjoyed dancing and loved to travel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Viola Scheid; and brothers: Mervin, Milbert, Morries and Gale.

Shirleen is survived by her husband Dean of Adams, Minnesota; daughter, Tricia and her husband Mike Schindler, Stewartville, Minnesota; sons: Todd Tipton and his friend Melinda, Elkton, Minnesota, Terry Tipton and his wife Mary Duvall, Tacoma, Washington; grandchildren: Lindsey Morgan, Jordan and Mason Schindler, Jocelyn and Cyrus Tipton; brother, Leroy Pietz, St. Louis Park, Minnesota; nieces, nephews, and sisters- and brothers-in-law.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams with the Rev. Jeremy Johnson officiating. Interment will be at the Little Cedar Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held at the Adams Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and at the church for one hour before the service on Friday.

Source: Austin Daily Herald - 19 JAN 2016

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Viola Irene (Wilson) Miller

1919-2016

Viola Irene (Wilson) Miller, 96, passed away at home Jan. 9, 2016.

Viola was born to James and Nellie (Boyd) Wilson on March 26, 1919. She graduated high school in 1936. She married Leon Miller Dec. 15, 1937. They spent their life together in Austin, Minnesota. Viola's passions were her dogs and her family. She would do anything for her family and loved spending time with them.

Preceding her in death are her husband; infant daughter; parents; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Viola is survived by her son, Ron Miller, of Rochester; two grandchildren, Kelly Johnson, of Rochester, and Jason Miller, of Naples, Florida; great-grandchildren: Braeden, Alex and Calla Johnson, of Rochester; caregiver Sharry Chapman, of Rochester; and many other relatives.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Sharry for her loving care of Viola.

Come share your stories about Viola at her celebration of life Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Fireside Room at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rochester. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials in memory of Viola to Minnesota Greyhound Rescue at www.minnesotagreyhoundrescue.org or RAGOM at www.ragom.org.

Source: Austin Daily Herald - 20 JAN 2016

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Harold Eugene Sanvick

1923-2016

Funeral Notice: Harold E. Sanvick

Harold E. Sanvick passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Field Crest Care Center, Hayfield, Minnesota.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Austin, Minnesota, with the Rev. Karen Behling officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Interment: Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Minnesota.

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

Memorials: The family prefers memorials to Our Saviors Lutheran Church general fund.

Source: Austin Daily Herald - 20 JAN 2016


OBITUARY--

Harold Eugene Sanvick

Born: August 06, 1923
Died: January 17, 2016

Harold E. Sanvick passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Field Crest Care Center, Hayfield, Minnesota.

Harold was born August 6, 1923 at home in Oslo, Minnesota to Palmer and Gena (Haukaas) Sanvick. He graduated from Hayfield High School. He was a farmer, a milk hauler, school bus driver and was employed for 31 years at Hormel.

He married Bernice "Irene" Moen of Kasson, Minnesota on September 21, 1944. To this union, four children were born.

He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. He also was a member of the Eagles for many years.

Harold was a very gentle, kind man. He loved to listen to "old time music," go to auctions and visit with people. He also loved the Christmas season. He loved his family -- the happiest times for him, was spending time with them.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Lloyd and son-in-law Keith Heichel.

Harold is survived by his wife of 71 years, Bernice "Irene" Sanvick of Hayfield, Minnesota; daughter Elta (Tom) Knudsen, St. Ansgar, Iowa; sons, Arlo (Vicki) Sanvick, Taylors Falls, Minnesota, Bradley (Judy) Sanvick, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Marlin (Kathy) Sanvick, Elk River, Minnesota; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Adeline Sanvick, Hayfield, Minnesota; three nephews; and three nieces.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 21st at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Austin, Minnesota with the Reverend Karen Behling officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Minnesota. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

The family prefers memorials to Our Saviors Lutheran Church general fund.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home

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Gloria Ann Larson

1930-2016

Funeral Notice: Gloria Ann Larson, 85 Gloria Ann Larson, 85, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by her children.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Todd Portinga, Associate in Ministry, officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Interment: Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.

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

Memorials: Memorials can be directed to the St. Olaf Lutheran Church Foundation, the Alzheimers Association, or recipient of donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald - 20 JAN 2016


Gloria Ann Larson, age 85 of Austin, died Sunday January 17, 2016 in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by her children.

Gloria Ann Johnson was born June 2, 1930 in Austin, Minnesota to Bennie and Anna (Gunderson) Johnson. Following her 1948 graduation from Austin High School, she married Idore Larson on October 3, 1948. The couple raised five children. Idore passed away in 2014, after they had enjoyed 66 years of marriage. Gloria was an active member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and worked as a Medical Records Manager at the Austin Clinic. Gloria was very creative, spending her leisure time making porcelain dolls, stained glass, knitting, doing hardanger, and baking many wedding cakes. She also made a lot of lefse for the church. Gloria enjoyed playing bridge, square dancing, and vacationing with the family. She was an active member of the Sons of Norway, traveling to Norway on several occasions. Gloria especially loved attending her children's and grandchildren's activities. Her family was at the center of her life.

Gloria is survived by her five children: Gregory (Diane) Larson of Austin, Kathy (Jeff) Orth of Rochester, Debra (Mark) Welken of Bloomington, Vicki (Jeff) Goodew of Rochester and Bradley Larson of Dundas; also her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and two brothers Emery Johnson and Nolan Johnson, both of Austin. She was preceded in death by her parents Anna and Bennie Johnson, her husband Idore Larson, two sisters, four brothers, and her grandson Joel Orth in 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Todd Portinga, Associate in Ministry, officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Memorials can be directed to the St. Olaf Lutheran Church Foundation, the Alzheimers Association, or recipient of donor's choice. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home

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David John Rockers

1938-2016

David John Rockers of Austin, Minnesota, passed away January 17, 2016, at home.

David was born September 29, 1938, in Austin, Minnesota, to Harold and Dolores (Gahagan) Rockers. On February 15, 1958, David married Elaine (Moe) Rockers in Austin.

In 1956, David graduated from St. Augustine Catholic High School. He retired from Hormel in Austin in 1999. David retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Army reserves. He was also active in the National Guard.

David loved watching his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren play in many sporting events. He enjoyed playing his scratch tickets, telling many stories about "back in the day" and watching the Minnesota Twins.

David is survived by wife Elaine; children: David Jr. Rockers, Rogers, Arkansas, Susan (Jack) Wittkopp, Austin, Kathy Rockers, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Mary (Chris) Callahan, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Anna (Erik) Figenskau, Rogers, Arkansas, Jeff (Cindy) Rockers, Austin, Kristina (Tom) Spaniol, Apple Valley, Minnesota; 17 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Dolore Rockers, St. Paul, Minnesota, Jim and Patty Rockers, Stewartville, Minnesota, Gerry Rockers, McHenry Illinois, Tom Rockers, Evergreen, Colorado, Rosy (Rockers) and Pat Byron, Winona, Minnesota, Gina (Rockers) and Tim Johnson, LaCross, Wiscosin, Pete and Sue Rockers, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Therese (Rockers) and Rod Soukup.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Dolores Rockers.

Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will take place Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at 4 p.m. and there will be a 7 p.m. prayer service. A service will take place Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Queen of Angels Church, Austin, Minnesota, officiated by Father Ken Pierre. Interment will take place at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to family.

Source: Austin Daily Herald - 19 JAN 2016

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Alma E. Frankson

c1917-2016

Pending notice: Alma E. Frankson, 98

Alma E. Frankson, 98, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home. There will be a memorial service held in the spring. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald - 20 JAN 2016

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Marjorie Mae (Regner) Kinney

1918-2016

Pending notice: Marjorie M. Kinney, 97

Marjorie M. Kinney, 97, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin. Services are pending and arrangements will be announced later by Mayer Funeral Home.

Source: Austin Daily Herald - 20 JAN 2016

NOTE: Services tentatively planned for March 2016.


Marjorie Mae Kinney

July 14, 1918 - January 20, 2016

Obituary

Marjorie Mae Kinney, age 97, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin after a brief illness.

Marjorie was born July 14, 1918, to Leo and Viola (Selix) Regner in Austin, and lived her entire life there. She had various jobs which included working at Kresges at the sock counter and later in the hardware area which she really enjoyed. Marjorie worked at the Hormel office before she married John Kinney on May 15, 1939. They met on a double date each with a different date. Marjorie and John honeymooned in New York City (the 1939 World's Fair).

Marjorie would go and visit John in San Francisco while he was in the United States Navy during World War II. They enjoyed going "up North" with family, to the "cabin" with her sister's family by Ramsey Dam, to Stacyville to visit John's family, to the Terp, and they also had "Supper Club" with friends who took turns having meals at each other's homes or sometimes after church at Todd Park. Marge had a special bond with her sister, Beryl McEnaney and Beryl's husband, Earl. They could always be seen out and about together.

In August of 1964, John died in a car accident. Marge never remarried. She was a homemaker and cook who made great desserts and Christmas cookies. There were always cookies, pies, or cakes at her house.

Marge was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and walked there on Sundays. She also helped at funeral dinners and had unit meetings. She volunteered at Sacred Heart Care Center where she played cards and games. Marge helped with the "cart" which sold items to the residents.

Marge loved nature, walking, and music which included everything from Frank Sinatra to the Rolling Stones, reading -- especially autobiographies, doing dishes, raking, gardening, country drives, and vacations-often to Washington to visit her daughter's family.

Survivors include her daughters, Diana Kinney, Austin, Minnesota, Nan Kinney (Christie Cassidy), Santa Fe, New Mexico, Judy (Tom) Shiflet, Lakewood, Wash.; grandchildren, Nick Shiflet and Sara Shiflet, both of Seattle, Wash.; a great granddaughter, Claire; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents; her sister and brother-in-law, Beryl and Earl McEnaney.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 am on Friday, March 11, 2016, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

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

Source: Mayer Funeral Home

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Florence Martha (Stephens) Carroll

1922-2016

Florence Martha Carroll, 93, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at her daughter's home in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Florence was born in Austin on February 26, 1922, to David Quincy and Bertha Ruth (Dahlquist) Stephens. She was one of six children in her family. Her mother died when Florence was only 14. Florence graduated from Austin High School in 1940. She met Raymond Carroll on the job, working at George A. Hormel Foods Inc. Florence and Raymond married on January 28, 1943. To this union, four daughters were born: Ruth, Pat, Bert and Sue.

Once Ruth was born, Florence became a homemaker who was very creative. She loved sewing, quilling, cross stitching and fishing. She was an active member of Queen of Angels Church and School and eventually at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Florence was a member of the Austin Eagles Auxiliary No. 703 for 30 years. She was a past-president of Austin and also past-president/director of the fifth District. She was known to have been a classy lady according to her friends and family. Raymond died on Dec. 11, 2002. She was the last living aunt on both sides of her family. Florence lived in Albert Lea and then White Bear Lake in the later years of her life.

Florence is survived by her four daughters: Ruth Carroll and close friend Mary Olive, who was also one of the caregivers for Florence, of White Bear Lake, Pat (Pete) Viktora of Austin, Bert (David) Fairbanks of St. Paul, Sue Flatten of Albert Lea; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Florence is preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond; son-in-law Larry Flatten; siblings: Margarite, Lewain "Steve" Marion, Bill and Ruth.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Steffes officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mayer Funeral Home and again one hour prior to the mass at church. An Eagles Ritual Service will be at 4:30 p.m. and a wake service will be held at 6:45 p.m. at Mayer Funeral Home on Friday. Burial will follow the funeral mass at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Austin Eagles Youth Program or South Fork School and Community Foundation "Angel Fund" PO Box 1006 Weldon, CA 93283. Online Condolences-www.mayerfh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 1/22/2016

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Vernon Kenneth Otto

1922-2016

Born: September 22, 1922
Died: January 21, 2016

Vernon Kenneth Otto died Friday January 21st, 2016 at the Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

Vernon Kenneth Otto was born in Buffalo Center, Iowa on September 22, 1922, the son of Ernest and Hilma (Swanson) Otto. The family moved to Minnesota where Kenneth attended school through the 8th grade at Geneva. They then moved to Albert Lea where Kenneth graduated from Albert Lea High School in the class of 1940. After graduation, he worked for the Rock Island Railroad. In 1941 he moved to Austin and went to work for the Geo. A. Hormel Co.

In 1942 Kenneth joined the US Army and after 13 weeks of infantry training at Fort Wolters, Texas he was sent to the South Pacific for 32 months with 37th Infantry, Division S, a division which was on the front lines for over 300 days. He served on New Hebrides, the Goudal Canal and Bougainville and was in the first wave to hit the beach on Luzon. Kenneth was the recipient of two Bronze Stars.

After his discharge, he returned to Austin and went back to work at the Hormel Foods Corporation, retiring in 1982 after 41 years. He was married to Gladys Lerum on January 1, 1949 at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, where they lived until 1952 when they moved back to Austin where they have lived ever since.

Kenneth was an avid sports fan; he enjoyed playing baseball and coaching little league for many years. He played fast pitch softball, liked to bowl and enjoyed watching the Twins and Vikings and attending U of M Gopher football games. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and got a lot of satisfaction out of training his own hunting dogs.

In his retirement, he liked to go to flea markets and antique shows, enjoyed gardening and his grandchildren and going to their ball games. He was a charter member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, a member of the Albert Lea Fast Pitch Hall of Fame, belonged to the 37th Division Veterans Association, the American Legion, a life time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Gladys; his parents; brother, Lester; sisters, Bernadean and Dorothy and a twin sister who died at birth; and nephew, Dale Otto.

He is survived by daughter and son-in-law: Pam and Dallas Apold, Austin, Minnesota; grandchildren, Patti Clennon Kruger, Stewartville, Minnesota, Marty (Andrea) Clennon, Austin, Minnesota; great grandchildren, Isabella and Ava Kruger, Elizabeth and Owen Clennon, Gavin Miles and nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, January 25th at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Reverend Karen Behling and Intern Pastor Lisa Meshke officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery with Austin Post #91 American Legion and Olaf B. Damm Post #1216 Veterans of Foreign Wars in charge of military rites. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 1:00 pm until the time of the service. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home, 1/22/2016
See also: Austin Daily Herald website, 1/22/2016

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Theresa M. Diaz Gamble-Gilbert

c1957-2016

Theresa M. Diaz Gamble-Gilbert, 58, left us early morning January 20, 2016, surrounded by friends and family, after struggling with a long-term illness.

Theresa worked years dedicated in human services, working with battered women and children, people with developmental disabilities, homeless teens, victims of sexual abuse and prostitution, victims of aids, and was dedicated to advocating in gay communities.

Theresa enjoyed being with her two dogs, Tia and Rosco. She enjoyed the simple things in life -- rocks, countryside road trips, garage sales, thrift stores and dumpster diving. She loved cooking, feeding family, friends and strangers. She loved to listen to Curt play his guitars, music and yes, his jokes.

Theresa is survived by Curtis Gilbert, Austin, Minnesota; daughters: Tonya Gamble, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sarah Lynn Gamble, Minneapolis, Minnesota; adopted sons: Damon (Dusty) Cardona, Albert Lea, Minnesota, Henjo Madrigal, Albert Lea, Minnesota, Spencer Guy; grandsons: Dashaw Gamble, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Trayvon McGienze, Minneapolis, Minnesota; mother Sarah Wirtjes, step-father Don Wirtjes, Albert Lea, Minnesota; sister Pauline Iverson, Albert Lea, Minnesota; close friends: Margaret (Patsy) Madrigal, Rosie Ramos, Theresa Harriman, Julie Tellas, Georgia Ranmaker, Dawn Ross, Jill Simmons, and numerous friends who were dear to Theresa.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Joesph Diaz, Cornelius (Corn Dog), William (Willie) Diaz; step-father Stan Suiter (a wonderful man), father Paul Diaz; grandparents: William and Mariea Villarreal, Cornelious and Jessica Diaz; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Notice of formal services will follow at a later date.

"Remember me with laughter and smiles. If you can only remember me with tears then don't remember me at all."

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 1/22/2016

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Dona Mae (McDonald) Schaefer

1930-2016

Born: January 11, 1930
Died: January 24, 2016

Dona Mae (McDonald) Schaefer, 86, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester, Minnesota, where she resided for five years.

Dona was born in Austin, Minnesota on January 11, 1930 to William and Florence McDonald. She attended schools in Austin and graduated from Adams High School in 1948. Austin, Minnesota was her home almost all of her life. Dona married Benno Schaefer in 1950, they later divorced. Along with being a very busy mother, in the late 1960's and early 70's, she worked at Marigold Dairy, delivered newspapers and waitressed. Most of her working years were at the Hormel Corporate Office, where she retired in 1995.

She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Dona enjoyed reading, watching movies, knitting, all sewing hobbies and she especially loved quilting. She was very active in the Austin quilting community. She won a grand champion purple ribbon at the Mower County Fair for her fine quilting in 1988.

Dona is survived by her seven children, Barbara Schaefer of Austin; ebra (Wayne) Rysavy of Loveland, CO; Kathryn (Ronald) Coyle of Sun City Center, FL; Jane Schaefer of Apple Valley, Minnesota; William (Denise) Schaefer of Rosemount, Minnesota; David Schaefer of Isabella, Minnesota; Margaret Johnson of Rochester, Minnesota; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; her two brothers, Thomas (Norma) McDonald of Mills River, NC and Alan (Patricia) McDonald of Muscatine, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter and infant grandson.

A memorial service celebrating Dona's life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 30th at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel, 209 2nd Avenue NW, Austin, with Father Marty Schaefer (Dona's nephew) officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service on Saturday. A luncheon will follow at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary. All family and friends of Dona and her children are invited to attend. Cremation has been conducted. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Austin, Minnesota.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to her caregivers at Samaritan Bethany and Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

Memorial Service:
Saturday, January 30, 2016

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

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website

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Donald Lee "Donnie" Arnold

1937-2016

Born: October 02, 1937
Died: January 24, 2016

U.S. Veteran

Donald Lee Arnold, 78, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, January 24, 2016 at his home.

Donald was born October 2, 1937 in Austin, Minnesota to Ray and Wanda (Stice) Arnold. He graduated from Austin High School in 1956 and served four years in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1960. Don married Barnetta Stewart in 1961 and they were later divorced. He worked at the Red Owl Store, Austin Utilities and in 1968 started at Hormel & Company along with a part time position at Riverside Arena. In 1991 he married Jean (Loecher) Ryks. In 2002 he retired from Hormel after he had worked for thirty four years. During his retirement, he enjoyed several part time jobs and helped friends and family until a stroke started to slow him down.

Don was a fun person who enjoyed family and friends. His greatest pleasures were his children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Don enjoyed all athletic activities in his younger years. He played softball, tennis, golf, and all other sports which led him to coach little league baseball, flag football and hockey, much to the dismay of his sons who played all three.

Donnie or Squirt, as he was most often called, was the favorite uncle of all his nieces and nephews as he was a great teaser and a willing helper wherever he was needed. Don also tended bar as a second job in several downtown Austin establishments. He was a past member of the Moose, Eagles and Elks Clubs.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Deryl, Dick and Bob.

Donnie is survived by his wife, Jean Arnold, Austin, Minnesota; children: Kevin (Lenise) Arnold, Austin, Minnesota, Keith (Amy) Arnold, Lenexa, Kansas, Christy (James) Harris, Wheaton, IL, and Thad Arnold, Cumming, GA; 15 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; step children: Terry Ryks (Belinda Nemmers) Faribault, Minnesota, Tammy (Joe) Christianson, Austin, Minnesota and Todd (Shelly) Ryks, Minnestrista, Minnesota; brother: Larry Arnold, Banning, CA; sister-in-law: Cora Arnold, Owatonna, Minnesota; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 29th at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father James Steffes officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery with Austin Post #91 American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and at the church on Friday for one hour before the service.

Memorials are preferred to Austin Youth Hockey.


Visitation:
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Clasen-Jordan Mortuary
209 2nd Avenue NW
Austin, Minnesota

Visitation will also be at the church for one hour before the service on Friday.

Memorial Service:
Friday, January 29, 2016
St. Augustine Catholic Church
407 4th Street NW
Austin, Minnesota

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website

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Irene G. (Schroeder) Tapp

1916-2016

May 25, 1916 -- January 18, 2016 (age 99)

Obituary--

Funeral services for Irene Tapp will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the LeRoy Lutheran Church in LeRoy, Minnesota with Pastor Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Hindt Funeral Home of LeRoy, Minnesota is in charge of arrangements.

Irene Tapp, age 99, of Grand Meadow, Minnesota formerly of LeRoy, Minnesota passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Grand Meadow Healthcare Center in Grand Meadow, Minnesota.

Irene Gladys Schroeder was born May 25, 1916 in Austin, Minnesota to Henry and Esther (Hansen) Schroeder. She was a graduate from the Austin High School in Austin, Minnesota. On October 20, 1937, Irene was united in marriage to Lloyd Tapp at the St. Johns parsonage in Elkton, Minnesota. Together they farmed in the Mower County area for many years. After 30 years of living in LeRoy, Minnesota, Irene and Lloyd moved to the Meadows Assisted Living in Grand Meadow, Minnesota. Irene enjoyed reading, traveling throughout the United States, taking several trips to Europe, and keeping a daily journal on her calendar.

Irene is survived by her children, Alan (Penny) Tapp of Highland, Ohio, Donald (Karen) Tapp of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Verdell (Micky) Tapp of Apple Valley, Minnesota; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Mullenbach of Rochester, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Esther and husband, Lloyd on October 7, 2007.

Condolences may be left online at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com

Source: Hindt-Hudek Worlein Funeral Home

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Corliss F. "Cork" Jacobson

1935-2016

November 5, 1935 -- January 23, 2016 (age 80)

Obituary--

Corliss F. "Cork" Jacobson, age 80, of Le Roy, Minnesota died Saturday January 23, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Minnesota.

Corliss "Cork" Jacobson was born November 5, 1935 in Fillmore County near Greenleafton, Minnesota, to Everett and Leona (Lenz) Jacobson. He grew up in the Preston, Minnesota, area attending country schools and later attending High School in Preston. He was united in marriage to Hazel Degn on January 11, 1956 in Rochester, Minnesota. In 1957 they moved to Le Roy, Minnesota where he went to work for the Le Roy Co-Op Creamery serving as manager for many years. He later worked for the Le Roy Co-Op Elevator after they merged retiring in 1992. After his retirement he drove truck delivering chemicals.

Cork was a member of the Le Roy Fire Department from 1965 until 1990, he also served on the Le Roy Ambulance for many years and was a member of the Land O'Lakes Board of Directors from 1984 until 1993. He was also a member of the Le Roy Lutheran Church.

Cork is survived by his wife Hazel of Le Roy, children; Craig (Theresa) Jacobson, Sandra Jacobson, Larry (Sharon) Jacobson and Susan Jacobson all of Le Roy, Minnesota, David Jacobson of Iowa and Steven Jacobson of Amboy, Minnesota, eight grandchildren; Laura, Matthew, Joshua, Corey, Brian, Caitlin, Zach and Morgan, 10 great-grandchildren and two brothers, Robert Jacobson of Rochester and Jerry (Virgene) Jacobson of Brodhead, Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Imogene.

Cork's wishes were to not have services. Burial will be at a later time.

Source: Hindt-Hudek Worlein Funeral Home - www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com

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Corall S. Fortney

1931-2016

April 12, 1931 -- January 23, 2016 (age 84)

Obituary--

Corall S. Fortney, age 84, of Le Roy, Minnesota, died Saturday January 23, 2016 at Wildwood Grove in Le Roy, Minnesota.

Corall was born April 12, 1931 in Howard County Chester, Iowa, to Cecil Vaughn Fortney and Christina Sturnberg Fortney. He attended Howard County Schools and was united in marriage to Janice Taylor on March 30, 1959 at the Le Roy Lutheran Church. Coral entered the United States Army serving in the Signal Corp. He was discharged on October 30, 1961. Corall farmed in the Le Roy, Minnesota, and Chester, Iowa, area for many years. He also worked at Donaldson Corporation in Cresco for 30+ years retiring in 1996.

Corall enjoyed carpentry and woodworking, he had a passion for helping family with remodeling projects. He also enjoyed reading, gardening and cooking.

He is survived by his wife Janice of Le Roy, Minnesota, children, Dale (Carol) Throckmortan of Preston, Minnesota, Renae (Randy) Anderson of Le Roy, Minnesota, Kevin (Kristi) Fortney of Grandbury, Texas, Nola (Troy) Swancutt of Chatfield, Minnesota and Dawn (Mick) Brown of Riceville, Iowa, 27 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Stanley; and three brothers: Dale, Glen and Dean.

A private Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday January 27, 2016 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Le Roy. Burial with military rites will take place in the Spring at the Le Roy Cemetery.

Source: Hindt-Hudek Worlein Funeral Home - www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com

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Donald Ernest "Don" Schlichting

1929-2016

Donald Ernest Schlichting, 86, of Mankato, Minnesota, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Pathstone Living, Mankato, Minnesota

Donald was born February 4, 1929, to Henry and Emma (Reinke) Schlichting in Waltham, Minnesota. He graduated 1947 from Austin High School and then continued his education at Austin Junior College. In November of 1948, he attended Molar Barber School in Minneapolis and went on to work for a summer in Walker, Minnesota, and then in Austin with his brother Hank. In 1949, Donald enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Germany, where he served as a ham radio operator, Airman 1st Class, during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge. Donald was united in marriage to Julia A. Plantage on Nov. 4, 1956, in Brownsdale, Minnesota. They moved to Mankato in 1963 and opened the Little Big Dollar Store. In 1967, they opened Don's Hobby Store which they operated until 2007. Don was an active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church where he was a past elder and usher, member of the Sage's Group and the Lutheran Layman League. Don was an amateur radio operator, pilot, enjoyed stamp and coin collecting, and propagating lilies.

Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Julia; daughter, Carol (Korrie) Pasbrig of St. Peter; son, Alan Schlichting of Santa Ana, California; grandson, Kyle Pasbrig (Cat Burns) of Rochester and great-granddaughter, Kiora; grandson, Cole (Ashley) Pasbrig of Mankato and great-granddaughter, Kali Lynn, expected in March; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Edwin and Virginia Plantage of Albert Lea, Hazel Schlichting of Brownsdale, Doris Schlichting of Chico, California; nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by parents; seven siblings: Harlon, John, Henry "Hank," Arnold, Wilmar, Sylvia, and Beatrice.

A celebration of Don's life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Mankato Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mankato Mortuary. Memorials may be given to Our Saviors Lutheran Church Building Fund or the Alzheimers Association. More information can be found at www.mankatomortuary.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website - 21 JAN 2016

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Leonard Robert Stanek

1935-2016

Leonard Robert "Lenny" Stanek passed away at his home in Albert Lea, Minnesota, on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. He was 81 years old.

Leonard Robert Stanek was born on January 22, 1935, to Leonard D. and Evelyn C. (Tukua) Stanek, in Austin, Minnesota. He attended schools and later received his GED. As a young man, Leonard served his country as a United States Marine. Leonard was stationed in Korea where he was wounded in the head during battle. He would later be honored with the Purple Heart for his service. Also, while in the service, Leonard participated in the Atomic Bomb testing in Ucca, Nevada, while he was stationed at Horno. He has a picture of the actual atomic bomb to prove it! He was honorably discharged on Oct. 16, 1955, Leonard was very proud to serve his country as a United States Marine.

On March 2, 1957, he was united in marriage to Sharon (Harves) in Albert Lea. To this union, the couple was blessed with five children. Leonard began working for the railroad, and continued that for a few years. He later took a job at Wilsons where he worked for 20 years before becoming a business agent for Local 6 of the UCFW serving the packinghouse workers in Albert Lea. He worked there until his retirement in 1995. Leonard and Sharon also later managed the Senior Court together for a number of years.

Leonard was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church. He also served and volunteered on many boards throughout his life. He organized and coached little league baseball, was a part of the Football Quarterback Club, served on the Hockey Association Board, and ran the concession stand for the first five years the Albert Lea City Arena opened. He also served on the Trades and Labor Senior Housing Board for 41 years, was on the United Way Board, and served 22 years on the Park and Rec Department Board. He is also a member of the Fast Pitch Hall of Fame. He enjoyed volunteering his time to help the city and community of Albert Lea grow and prosper. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and camping up north, where his family and friends would all gather.

He is preceded in death by his father, Leonard; mother, Evelyn Spilde, and step father Victor Spilde; brother "Conky" Stanek; and a brother-in-law Phillip Beaver.

Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sharon; children: Jerry Stanek of Fort Myers, Florida, Mary (Keith) Whitaker of Savage, Minnesota, Kathleen (Tim) Borland of Austin, Minnesota, David (Amy) Stanek of Owatonna, Minnesota, and Michael (Laurie) Stanek of Hayward, Minnesota; grandchildren: Jon, Dylan, Devan, Tony, Alix, Bryant, Jeremy (Caryn), Amanda (Russ) Ashley (Erik) Kirsten (Travis), Christopher (Lauren), Allyson, and Cole; great-grandchildren: Hailey, Dylan, Lindsey, Jax, Noah, Lincoln, Kylie, Taylor, and Caleb; a sister, Kay Beaver of Pine Island, Minnesota; and a special friend and comrade, Arly and his wife, Max Bachtle of Albert Lea.

Funeral services for Leonard will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at St. Theodore Catholic Church. Father Russell Scepaniak will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5 from 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, and again one hour prior to the service at the church. Military honors will be accorded by the Freeborn County Veteran's Organizations.

Source: Austin Daily Herald website, 1/26/2016

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Thomas Varco

1825-1893

VARCO--At his residence in the township of Austin, Sunday evening, February 12, 1893, Thomas Varco, aged 68 years.

Mrs. Varco was one of the earliest settlers of this county. Everybody knew and respected him. He was born in England, January 25, 1825. When only four years old he came to this country with his parents and settled in Quebec, Canada. Two years later they moved to Cobourg, Ont.

He was married to Miss Emeline N. Eddy June 11, 1844. They moved to Fon du Lac Co., Wis., in 1850, and July 23, 1856, he came to this county, settling on the farm which has always since been his home. He lived to see the country around him settled up until it became one of the best sections of the county.

He was chairman of the town board and held other local offices. He has a host of friends who will sincerely mourn his departure. He leaves an aged widow and six children, four sons and two daughters. He was a Master Mason of long standing, and his memory will be especially cherished among that fraternity.

Funeral services were held at the Enterprise school house yesterday afternoon, conducted by the Masonic lodge. Sermon by Rev. C. D. Belden. There was a very large attendance of mourning relatives and friends.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 15 Feb. 1893, page 3, column 3, under heading "DIED."

NOTE: birth day differs between obituary and stone.

Credit: Mitch Helle, Jan. 2016

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George W. Vest

1856-1892

OBITUARY.

George W. Vest was born at Madison, Wis., March 17, 1856. In 1876 he came to Austin. In 1883 he was married to Miss Vilena L. Aultfather after which they settled on the farm, making a comfortable home for himself and family.

George was a man of fine physique and robust health until April last, when he took cold and sank rapidly. In May he started for Colorado Springs, but got no farther than Jennings, Kansas, where he died June 2 at the residence of Mr. Frank Dodson.

His remains were brought home and on June 6th the funeral services were conducted at the Enterprise school house by Rev. S. G. Briggs, after which all that was mortal of a kind husband and father was laid in the Rose Creek cemetery.

He leaves a wife and three children to mourn their loss; the oldest a boy of eight years and two little girls.

Source: The Mower County Transcript, 8 June 1892, page 4, column 2

Credit: Mitch Helle, Jan. 2016

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