MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 87

 

 

Bette L. (nee Dotzenrod) Jensen

1928-2001

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Bette L. Jensen, 73, Austin, died Friday, April 6, 2001 at her home.

She was born February 10, 1928, to Earl and Violet (Farnham) Dotzenrod in Grand Meadow. She married Hiram Jensen on Sept. 18, 1948, in Austin.

Survivors include her husband, Hiram Jensen of Austin; Mark (Kimberly) Jensen of Osceola, Wis.; Laurie (Brian) Bartlett, River Falls, Wis., two grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Florand, Rochester; brother, Neil (Vivian) Dotzenrod, Prairieville, La; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Service: Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Reverend Don Deines officiating.

Visitation: At Worlein Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and at the church one hour before the service on Tuesday.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 9, 2001]


#2 of 2 items:

Bette L. Jensen, 73, of Austin, died Friday at her home.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Don Deines officiating.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 8, 2001]

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Patricia Jane (Fisher) Hunstiger

1928-2001

Patricia Jane (Fisher) Hunstiger died Thursday, April 5, 2001, in Austin.

She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 10, 1928, the youngest of five children born to Mildred and Wendell Fisher.

After high school, she worked for a telephone company and in 1946 married Bill Hunstiger at San Diego, Calif. The couple moved to Austin in the 1950s and were parents of 13 children. Two daughters died in infancy and a son, Matthew, died at age 26.

She worked as a nursing assistant, graduated from college in her 60s and was an active community volunteer.

Survivors include three siblings in California; former husband, Bill Hunstiger, Vergas; children Cindy, Janet, Susan, Bill, Maggie, Tom, Marion, Andy, Paul and Mark; sons-in-law, Mike Hubbard and Greg Cummings; and daughters-in-law, Mary Jo Patty and Kimberly; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Service: Memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2001, at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 8, 2001]

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Madeline Elinor (Jacobson) Fawver

1905-2001

Madeline Elinor (Jacobson) Fawver, 95, died April 3, 2001, at Prairie Manor Nursing Home after a short illness.

She was born on a farm in Frankford Township, Mower County, on Sept. 20, 1905, the sixth of nine children of Thomas and Anna Marie (Mary) Jacobson. She graduated from Grand Meadow High School and Austin Normal Teacher Training School. She taught country school classes for two years, attended Paul's Beauty College at Minneapolis and moved to Ellendale, N.D., where she owned and operated Butterfly Beauty Shoppe.

In 1930, she returned to Austin, where she owned and operated Parisian Beauty Shop with business partner Bill Austin. She married Jacob Myron Fawver on Oct. 4, 1939, at Osage, Iowa. The couple farmed in Moscow Township, Freeborn County, where she lived at the time of her death. She was a well-known care provider.

Survivors include children, Jay and Joyce Fawver, Gonvick, Charles and Lois Fawver, Austin, Glenn and Sara Madsen, Redwood Falls; a brother, Clarence and Marguerite Jacobson, Dexter; a sister, Agnes Samso, Minneapolis; sisters-in-law, Doris (Henry) Jacobson, Grand Meadow, Pearl (Merle) Jacobson, Chatfield, and Ruth (Alfred) Jacobson, New Brighton; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband Myron; a grandson, Lee Byron Fawver; brothers, Jens, Peter (and his wife, Alice), Henry, Merle and Alfred Jacobson; sister, Emma (and her husband, Tonis Rockne); and a brother-in-law, John Samso.

Service: Services were held Saturday at First Baptist Church in Austin; the Rev. R. Allan Flint officiated.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 8, 2001]

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Thelma Victoria (Haarstad) Kirchner

1912-2001

Thelma Victoria Kirchner, 88, of Hayfield, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield.

She was born April 12, 1912, in Dexter Township, Mower County, to Andrew and Martha (Knutson) Haarstad. She married Elmer Kirchner in Austin on Oct. 31, 1934. He died on Jan. 30, 1988. The couple farmed in Sargeant Township. They moved to Hayfield in 1984. They cared for 56 foster children over the years.

She grew up in the Dexter area and graduated from Austin High School. She attended teacher training school in Austin and taught country schools for two years before marrying.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid. She enjoyed reading, gardening and flowers.

Survivors include daughters, Elaine and Dale Taylor of Dexter, Carol and Gene Schatz of Rochester, Judy and Darrel Dalager of Savage, Colleen and John Kvasnicka of Wasioja and Monica and William Fiduk of Princeton; a son, Charles and Phyllis Kirchner of Rochester; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four sisters, a brother and two granddaughters.

Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Sargeant with the Rev. Ronald Prigge officiating.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Hayfield and one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.

Interment: St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Sargeant.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 8, 2001]

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Arnold Herman Duken

1921-2001

Arnold Herman Duken, 79, of Brownsdale, died Wednesday evening, April 4, 2001, at Austin Medical Center.

He was born April 7, 1921, in rural Sargeant to Herman and Marie (Anderson) Duken. He grew up in the Brownsdale area and farmed there. Mr. Duken never married.

Survivors include sisters, Alice Gilbert of Blooming Prairie, Bernice (Mervin) Nelson, Blooming Prairie, Florence (Ernest) Dantini, Seattle, Wash.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Loeder, and his parents.

Service: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Worlein Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Champion officiating.

Interment: Danish Baptist Cemetery in Blooming Prairie.

Visitation: Friends may call from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Worlein Funeral Home.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 8, 2001]

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Arlene M. (Larson) Privett

1923-2001

Arlene M. Privett, 77, of Austin, died Friday at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

She was born June 16, 1923, in Minneapolis, to Oscar and Anne (Hanson) Larson.

She married Orville S. Privett, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by many relatives.

Service: Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Harold Usgaard officiating.

Visitation: Family will greet friends one hour before services at the funeral home Monday.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 8, 2001]

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Irene (nee Heimer)(Cain) Heus

1913-2001

Irene (Cain) Heus, 87 of Austin, died Friday, April 6, 2000, at her home.

She was born Aug. 16, 1913, in Austin to Henry and Josephine (Ginsterblum) Heimer.

She attended Columbus School in Austin and married Curvallor Cain in October 1935 at St. Augustine Catholic Church. On Oct. 13, 1970, she married Alphonse Heus in Sheboygan, Wis.

She lived in Sheboygan, Wis., until her husband's death and returned to Austin in 1992. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include seven daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Robert Hanf, Austin, Gail and Paul Meyer, Bella Vista, Ark., Colleen Zrucky, Cottage Grove, Connie Cain, Chicago, Ill., Bernis Wagner, Austin, Dixie Cain, Minneapolis, Carmilla Cain, Orlando, Fla.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Arthur and Thea Cain, Henderson, Nev., Giles Cain, Freemont, Calif.; two stepsons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Heus, Milwaukee, Wis., Harland, and Rosemary Heus, Jefferson, Wis., a sister and brother-in-law, Viola and Edward Kos, Austin; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; daughter, Helen Heemsbergen; son, Steven Thomas Cain; brother, Raphael Heimer; granddaughter, Sabre Wagner; and a great-grandson, Matthew Jacobsen.

Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin, with the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating Casket bearers: Jason Riles, Mark Williamson, Brian True, Jamie Wagner, Justin Cain and Jeffrey Zrucky.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. today, Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Mayer Funeral Home, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary and a 6:30 p.m. wake service. Visitation also will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 8, 2001]

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Eric Lee Lund

Eric Lee Lund, 46, of Austin, died Wednesday at his home.

Services: Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Worlein Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Budd officiating.

Visitation: Friends may greet the family from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 8, 2001]

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Raymond C. Boyer

1909-2001

Raymond C. Boyer, 91, Austin, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at the Austin Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 31, 1909, in Austin to George and Adeline (Faubel) Boyer. He attended Austin Public Schools. He married Berneva Shurtleff on May 28, 1938, in Osage, Iowa. He worked for the George A. Hormel Company for over 43 years. He was a member (50 years) of the First United Methodist Church in Austin. Raymond was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending his summers at their cabin in Backus.

He is survived by daughter, Caralee Boyer, Austin; son, Sherwood Boyer, Bloomington; sisters, Dorothea Rasmussen, Austin, Adeline Albright, Austin; sister-in-law, Marguerite Boyer, Huntington Beach, Calif.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Berneva in 1985, brother, Willard Boyer, brothers-in-law, Edward Albright and Leo Rasmussen.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Patricia M. Toschak officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jim Rasmussen, Melvin Bawek, Ralph Elwer, Eric Elwer, Dallas Finley, Andrew Elwer.

Visitation: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday and one hour before the service on Friday.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 5, 2001]

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Mildred (Wakefield) Olson

1912-2001

Mildred I. Olson, 88, Mankato, Minnesota, died on Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Mankato Lutheran Home.

Mildred was born on May 27, 1912, to Harry D. And Laura H. (Olson) Wakefield in Grand Meadow. She graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1930 and attended Normal Training for two years in Austin and upon completion, she taught in rural schools in the Southern Minnesota area. On June 3, 1939, she married Frederick "Fritz" Olson in St. Paul. After attending Winona State College, she taught in various schools, the last 20 years for the St. Clair School system, retiring in 1975. She continued to live in St. Clair, until two years ago, when she moved into the Mankato Lutheran Home. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, UMW, St. Clair American Legion Auxiliary, Easter Star in Mapleton. She enjoyed playing cards, especially with her sisters, word puzzles, reading, soap operas, cooking and spending time with her family.

Mildred is survived by two sons and their wives, Stew and Cindy Olson of St. Clair, F. Howard and Bev Olson of Byron: two daughters, Karen Ferch and her husband Vernon of Waseca, and Jean Olson of Arlington; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Winnie Nashold of Grand Meadow and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and four sisters.

Service: Friday at 11 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church in St. Clair with Pastor Margery Lisle officiating.

Visitation: Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Landkamer Johnson Boman Funeral Home and one hour before service at the church.

Interment: St. John's Cemetery in St. Clair.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 5, 2001]

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Eileen Severson

1913-2001

Eileen M. Severson, 87, Austin, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Burr Oak Manor Nursing Home in Austin.

She was born July 30, 1913, in Lynville, Iowa. Eileen was the youngest of Calvin and Maude Arthur's four children. After her family moved to Hollandale in 1925, she attended and later graduated from Albert Le High School. She married Alvin Hanson in 1934 and together they had a son, Darryl. She was married to Carter Christianson from 1949 until this death in 1958, and to Arnold Severson (lifetime employee of Hormel) from 1962 until his death in 1984.

Eileen was known for her baking and cake decorating, which she often shared with family, friends and neighbors. She prepared beautiful cakes for weddings. She was a waitress and hostess at the Rose room, one of Austin's finest restaurants. In the 1950's she managed the coffee shop at St. Olaf Hospital, and in the 1960's, the Montgomery Ward Catalog store in downtown Austin. She was the "Sunshine Lady" at Burr Oak Manor.

Eileen was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church during her marriage to Carter Christianson and later a member of Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams, where she and her husband Arnie Severson worshiped and were married.

She is survived by son, Darryl Hanson, Austin; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ed Moore of Albert Lea; niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and one brother.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. William Bankester officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: One hour before the service at the mortuary

Memorials preferred to donor's choice.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 5, 2001]

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Myrtle Lorraine Hatle

1923-2001

Myrtle Lorraine Hatle, 77, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

Myrtle was born on Oct. 4, 1923, to Matheis and Albertina (Nelson) Johanson near Lisbon, N.D. She attended school in rural Lisbon and Gwinner, N.D.

On Nov. 19, 1942, she married Merle Hatle at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisbon. They lived on a farm in rural Nome, N.D. until the fall of 1944, and then moved to a farm near Adams, where they farmed for several years. In 1978, they moved to their present home in Adams.

She was a member of Marshall Lutheran Church and held various positions in Church Circle and Ladies Aid. She enjoyed playing guitar and singing and dancing. She worked at Hermans Gardens and Schaefer's Department Store. Later she started repairing dolls and received customers from miles around.

She is survived by her husband Merle; sons, David (Connie) Adams, Curtis, Sr., Pelican Rapids, Michael (Barb) Adams; daughter, Gloria (Bob) Mallory, Austin; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Mervin Johanson, Clovis, Calif., Leonard Johanson, Wahpeton, N.D.; sister, Mabel Moore, Cogswell, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Marshall Lutheran Church in rural Adams with the Rev. Richard Kastner officiating.

Visitation: At Adams Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and one hour before the service at the church.

Interment: The church cemetery

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 4, 2001]

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Arnold Hall

1923-2001

Arnold Hall, 77, Austin, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Arnold was born July 13, 1923, in Austin, to William and Mary (Scott) Hall. On Sept. 18, 1944, he married Vivian Krebsbach at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. Arnold attended Austin High School and worked at Hormel Foods Corporation for 35 years. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter and loved to travel in a motor home. He enjoyed his family very much, was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and Eagle's Club.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Hall, Austin; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Terrance (Mary) Hall, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., William Hall, Rochester; three daughters and sons-in-law; Jean (Larry) Kolpek, Mason City, Iowa, Susan (William) Herr, Austin, Kathleen (Jerry) Dahlback, West Salem, Wis.; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Tressa Maxfield, Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Edgar and Arthur; son-in-law; daughter; and granddaughter.

Service: A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, with Father Virgil Duellman officiating.

Visitation: There will be a 6:30 p.m. wake service on Wednesday at Mayer Funeral Home; visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery. The casket bearers will be Michael Gray, Patrick Howe, Nathan Lille, Randy Ehlke, Daniel Gartner and John Frein.

Memorials are preferred to the donor's choice.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 3, 2001]

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Rose M. (nee Heimer) Walter

1915-2001

Rose M. Walter, 85, Austin, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at the Austin Medical Center.

Rose was born December 31, 1915, in Canby to William and Anna (Koenig) Heimer. On Nov. 24, 1936, she married Russell Walter at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. She was a homemaker who enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, baking and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, Bernard (Dorothy) Walter, Lyle, William Walter, Pleasanton, Calif., Jerome (Mary) Walter, Watsonville, Calif., Doug (Sue) Walter, Austin, Dan (Kathy) Walter, Auburn, Calif; three daughters and sons-in-law, Helen (Marshal) Green, Osage, Iowa, Pat Walter, Austin, Mary Jane and Dick Diggins, Albert Lea; 26 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Mary Ann Heimer, LaCrescent; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Heimer and Emma Heimer, both of Austin.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Anna Heimer; husband Russell; brothers, Joe, Sylvester "Whitey," Del and Leo Heimer; sisters, Collette Hansen, Alberta Hansen, Marie Sprofera and Liz Hebl.

Service: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Virgil Duellman and Father Frank Enright officiating. The musicians will be Mary Lou Rysavy, Dan Bissen and Joe Bartholomew.

Visitation: There was a 4 p.m. CCW rosary and a 7 p.m. wake service on Sunday at Mayer Funeral Home, with visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be visitation at the Mayer Funeral Home from noon to 1 p.m. on today.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery. The casket bearers will be sons: Bernard, Bill, Jerome, Doug and Dan and grandsons, Paul and Cody.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 2, 2001]

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Mildred L. (Koehler) Hammond

1904-2001

Mildred L. Hammond, age 96, died on Saturday, March 31, 2001, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home [Austin, Minn.]

She was born Oct. 20, 1904, in Meservey (Floyd County)[SIC], Iowa, to William and Laura (Vitmeyer) Koehler. She married Albert Hammond on May 18, 1935, in Waseca. She was a former school teacher and a homemaker.

Survivors include: her husband, Albert Hammond, Austin; two sisters, Edna Lauen, Belmont, Iowa, and Viola Bredlow, Garner, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: Herbert, Walter, Gilbert and Raymond.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Andrew Lindahl officiating. Casket bearers will be John Register, Harold Mauseth, Ted Hinrichs and Kenny Guy.

Visitation: One hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery [Austin, Mower, Minnesota].

The Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 2, 2001]

NOTE: Meservey is in southwest Cerro Gordo County, not in Floyd county, Iowa.

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Eleanor Mae (nee Bhend) Jones

1916-2001

Eleanor Mae Jones, age 84, of LeRoy, Minnesota, died on Saturday, March 31, 2001, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Olmsted county, Minnesota.

She was born November 5, 1916, in Mower County to Adolph and Fannie Bhend. She attended LeRoy Public Schools and graduated from LeRoy High School in 1934. She attended business college in Mankato and was later employed by Mower County Agriculture Offices in Austin.

On March 1, 1942, she married Donald Jones at her parents' home near LeRoy. Together they made their home on a farm in the LeRoy area. Four daughters were born to this union: Janet, Joanne, Nancy and Donna. Following Donald's death in 1986, she made her home in LeRoy.

She was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy and was a longtime member of the church women's association and served on the board of deacons. She served as church secretary for 25 years and was honored as a 50-year member of First Presbyterian Church.

Eleanor was active in her community, having been a member of the Social Literary Club and the Happy Homemaker's club. She also served as a 4-H Club Leader.

She is survived by daughters, Janet (Dick) Mayer, LeRoy, Joanne (Robert) Schmelz, Round Rock, Texas, Nancy (Paul) Nelson, Garner, Iowa and Donna (Allen) Schulze, Caledonia; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Marcella Boe, Rochester: brother, Frederic Bhend, LeRoy, sister-in-law, Ethel Mahoney, Grand Meadow; nieces, nephews.

Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in LeRoy with the Rev. Steve Elderbrock officiating.

Interment: LeRoy Cemetery.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy today and one hour prior to the service at the church.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 2, 2001]

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Mildred Mae (Poggenpohl) Hemmer

1912-2001

Mildred M. Hemmer, age 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died on Saturday, March 31, 2001 at her home.

Mildred Mae Poggenpohl was born on July 28, 1912, in Ames, Iowa to William and Nettie (Whitcomb) Poggenpohl. When she was 10 years old she moved with her family to Hollandale. Mildred attended school until the age of 15, when she quit to work on her family's potato farm. Soon after, she took a job in Austin at the overall factory where she worked until taking a job at the Fox Hotel.

She met Neil C. Hemmer in the spring of 1932 and they were married on October 29 of the same year. This marriage produced two children, Wayne Hemmer and Lois (Hemmer) Lewis.

Mildred was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a collector of family photos and an accomplished seamstress. She loved crocheting.

She is survived by her husband Neil Hemmer, Austin; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne (Joanne) Hemmer, Rochester; daughter and son-in-law, Lois (Hemmer) and Dale Lewis, Austin; seven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Doris Hemmer, Austin, nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and one brother.

Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fellowship United Methodist Church, with the Rev. George Toschak officiating. Music by Neal Erickson.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery in Austin.

Visitation: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 2, 2001]

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Kenneth Miller

1939-2001

SPRING VALLEY, FILLMORE COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Kenneth B. Miller, age 61, of rural Spring Valley, died Wednesday March 28, 2001, at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, after becoming ill while traveling.

Kenneth was born July 24, 1939, in Highland Township, Wabasha County to Fred W. Miller and Rosalie Miller. He attended St. Felix Schools in Wabasha, graduating from there in 1957. On February 7, 1970, he married Sandra K. Kuhl in Spring Valley. After marriage, the couple lived in Plainview for at short time, before moving to rural Spring Valley. Mr. Miller was a self-employed carpenter, who enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Legion of Mary.

Survivors include his wife Sandra; daughters, Bridget (Paul) Grafe, Racine, Wis., Laura (Erling) Grant, Preston, Debbie (Jon) Westphal, Spring Valley, and Elizabeth and Jacquelin Miller, both at home; son, Charles Miller, Spring Valley; sisters, Mary (John) Wolf, Kellogg and Ruth (Gerald) Klein, Wabasha; brothers, Francis (Viola) Miller, Plainview, Gerald (Marilyn) Miller, Cottage Grove, Paul (Julie) Miller, Kellogg, Donald (Patricia) Miller, North Aurora, Ill., Leo (Marcine) Miller, Wabasha, James (Sue) Miller, Elgin, Mark (Gail) Miller, Millville; four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sons.

Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Spring Valley with Father Russell Scepaniak officiating.

Interment: The church cemetery. Casket bearers are LaVerne Mickow, Robert Kuhl, Charles Miller, Kenny Leibfried, Charles Kuhl and Cory Bell.

Visitation: At Schleicher Funeral Homes in Plainview on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday for two hours prior to the service. There will be a Rosary Service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:45 p.m.

[Austin Daily Herald online, April 2, 2001]

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Alvin Leroy Anderson

1925-2009

FORMER HORMEL EMPLOYEE

Alvin Anderson, 84, of Rochester, died on Monday April 27, 2009 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

Alvin Leroy Anderson was born March 2, 1925 in Elington Township, Dodge County. Raised in Dodge County, he was a graduate of the West Concord public schools. On Oct. 4, 1952, at Hegre Lutheran Church near West Concord, he married Stella Broin. Employed by Hormel Foods in Austin for 33 years, he also farmed near Kenyon and Dodge Center. He has resided in Rochester the past 10 years, and wintered in Mesa, Ariz. for the past 20 years.

He was a member of Saint Johnís Lutheran Church in Kasson. He enjoyed working in stain-glassed art and was a handyman. He also enjoyed golfing and being outdoors.

Andy is survived by his wife, Stella Anderson, Rochester; son, Randy Anderson, Northfield, Minn.; sister, Marcella (Larry) Sowieja, Dodge Center.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Anderson; brother, Gordon Anderson.

A memorial service for Alvin L. ďAndyĒ Anderson will be held Friday May 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Johnís Lutheran Church in Kasson. The Reverend Marie Anderson will officiate. Enichement, at a later date, will occur at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Visitation, with no reviewal, will be one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

If so desired, memorials may be directed to Seasons Hospice or to Saint Johnís Lutheran Church. Mahn Family Funeral Home-Rochester Chapel is handling arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald online, 4/29/2009]

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Orvis L. Anderson

1929-2009

Orvis Leon Anderson, 79, of Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died on April 27, 2009 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born on November 27, 1929 in Elmore, Minnesota, to Ober and Lois Myrtle (Severeid) Anderson. He graduated from the Thompson, Iowa High School in 1948 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954. Following his discharge he attended the Mankato Commercial College in Mankato, Minn. He was married to Margaret (Peg) Jenne on Aug. 31, 1963 at the Congregational Church in Faribault, Minn.

Orvis was proud of his 35 year career with the City of Austin in the cost accounting area. He retired in 1992. From 1960 until 1992 he also served as the treasurer for the Austin City Employees Credit Union. Orvis was a sports fan and an avid supporter of the Twins, Vikings and Timberwolves and served as the athletic director for the Austin American Legion Baseball Program. He was a member of Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Austin Post 91 American Legion and the Austin Elks Club.

Orvis is survived by his wife, Margaret (Peg) Anderson, Austin; children, Kathy A. (Randy) Bure, Austin, Paul M. (Diane) Anderson, Austin, Texas, Scott T. (Dana) Anderson, Georgetown, Texas; grandchildren, Nathan Bustad, Nicole Anderson, Zachary Anderson, Leah Anderson, Brett Anderson, William Anderson, Emily Anderson; brothers and sisters, Duane S. (Donna) Anderson, Enid, Okla., Norma Thompson, Lake Mills, Iowa, Ober J. (Iolene) Anderson, Ankeny, Iowa, Leona Lacroix, Monument, Colo.; Donavon Anderson, Aurora, Colo., Marlene (Ray) McLaurin, Vicksburg, Miss., Lynn (Marybeth) Anderson, Nathrop, Colo., Gary (Becky) Anderson, Colleyville, Texas; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Barbara Foss, West Concord, Minn., James (Bonita) Jenne, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Dorothy (Richard) Lustig, Owatonna, Minn., Holly (Richard) Barnes, Hope, Minn.; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elois Qualley and brother Duane E. Anderson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2009 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with the Reverend Dan Kahl officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin with Austin Post # 91 American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and for one hour before the service at the church on Friday. The organist will be Janet Gilbertson with soloist will be Tom Klipfel.

Honorary bearers will be Robert Finneseth, Mel Haldorson, James Hauan, Jay Jessen, John O'Rourke and Richard Willmert. Casket Bearers will be Nathan Bustad, Randy Bure, John Dickinson, Andy Kane, Glenn Hoffman and Brian Haldorson.

[Austin Daily Herald online, 4/29/2009]

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Lewis M. Rawn

1905-1988

Service Folder Information:

LEWIS M. RAWN
1905 - 1988

MEMORIAL SERVICE
Clasen-Jordan Chapel
Tuesday, March 8, 1988

OFFICIATING
The Reverend Harold Luecke

INTERMENT
Woodbury Cemetery
Lyle, Minnesota

SURVIVORS:

Wife, Edith Rawn, Lyle; son and daughters-in-law, David and Sheryl Rawn, Lyle, Mrs. Sherry Rawn, St. Ansgar, Iowa; seven grandchildren; four step children; ten step grandchildren; sixteen step great-grandchildren; sister-in-law.

NOTES:
According to Soc. Sec. Death Index:
LEWIS M RAWN; born 03 Oct 1905
died: 04 Mar 1988
Last residence: 55953 (Lyle, Mower, MN)
SSN 470-28-5609 Issued in Minnesota

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Michael Harvey Schreiber

1950-2001

Michael Harvey Schreiber, 50, of Brownsdale, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis.

Michael was born in Hayfield on Dec. 22, 1950, the son of Wallace and Dolores (nee Behnken) Schreiber.

Michael grew up in the Brownsdale and Waltham areas. He attended school in Hayfield and Brownsdale, entered the Army in 1970 and was discharged June 29, 1978. Michael did welding in the Austin and Dexter areas and worked for Trom Nursery.

He enjoyed model cars, kerosene lamps, and stock car races.

Survivors include: a brother, Thomas (Kristin) Schreiber, Kasota; a sister, Gloria (James) Brandt, Austin; nephews, David and Jeff Schreiber; nieces, Michelle and Renee Brandt.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation: Friends and family may call from 5 to 8 p.m. at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Brownsdale, and one hour before the service at the church on Monday, April 2, 2001.

Service: The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, rural Waltham, with the Rev. John Heruth officiating.

Interment: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

[Austin Daily Herald online - March 31, 2001]

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Kenneth Jochumsen

1916-2001

Kenneth L. Jochumsen, 85, of Austin, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Austin Medical Center.

He was born March 14, 1916, in Freeborn County to Arnold and Anna Nelson Jochumsen. He attended country school near Albert Lea.

He married Elva Brandt on Oct. 30, 1936, in Northwood, Iowa. They farmed together northwest of Brownsdale until retiring in 1978. Later that year, they moved to Austin. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Austin.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and LaRayne Jochumsen of Austin; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nethalie Krobath of Norfolk, Va., Francine and Charles James of Austin, Marion Teepell of Austin; Erlys and Richard Goslee of Branson, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Hulda Jochumsen of Albert Lea; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Elva in 1998; four brothers, two sisters and a great-granddaughter.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Natzke officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: At Clasen Jordan Mortuary from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and at the church one hour before the service.

[Austin Daily Herald online - March 31, 2001]

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Arnold T. "Barney" Lorimor

1926-2001

Arnold T. "Barney" Lorimor, age 74, Rochester, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, March 26, 2001.

He was born August 21, 1926 in Austin to Loren and Ida (Boettcher) Lorimor. From 1944 to 1946 he served in the Army. He married LeEtta E. DeWitz on June 5, 1948, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester. After working at Geo. A. Hormel & Co. for 36 years, Mr. Lorimor retired in 1979. He was a licensed real estate agent from 1976 to 1984. After retirement, the couple moved to Plainview in 1988 and to Rochester in 1998. A member of VFW, American Legion and lifetime member of DAV, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and carpentry. He was a former member of Grace Lutheran Church in Austin.

Survivors include his wife, LeEtta, Rochester; two sons, Thomas (Janice), Plainview; Gary (Judy), Rochester; one granddaughter; four step grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and two sisters, Inez Huber, Rochester and Betty Bednar, Austin.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Coyle; two brothers, Dail and Leland; and a half sister, Bernice Coughlin and half brother, Lester Lorimor.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Harold Deye officiating.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Worlein Funeral Home and at the church one hour before the service.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216.

[Austin Daily Herald online - March 28, 2001]

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Franklin John Cherney

1920-2001

Franklin John Cherney, age 81, of Austin, Minnesota, died on Sunday March 25, 2001, at the Austin Medical Center.

Franklin John Cherney was born Feb. 17, 1920, to John K. and Frances (Lunacek) Cherney in Austin. For a few years, the family lived in Wisconsin and in 1931 moved to a farm between London and Myrtle, where Franklin lived the rest of his life before moving to St. Mark's apartments about three years ago. He served in the Army during World War II. Frank enjoyed reading, traveling and going to plowing contests and threshing shows.

He is survived by his sisters, Mary and her husband Burdette Lange, Wabasha, Lucille Wahlers, London, and Anna Adams, Sterling, Colo.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bayview-Freeborn Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Jake Loper officiating.

Internment: Bohemian National Cemetery.

Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the Chapel.

[Austin Daily Herald online - March 27, 2001]

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Robert John Mead

1925-2001

Robert John Mead, 76, Adams, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Austin Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Woodbury County near Otto, Iowa, to Miner and Freda (Peterson) Mead. Robert joined the Army during World War II from May 27, 1944 to July 2, 1946. On July 15, 1950, he married Bernice Foster in Austin. He resided in Mower County as a farmer. Robert drove school bus and also drove milk trucks for Golden Dairy. He stopped farming in 1972, when he sold his farm and moved to rural Adams. He was a self-employed carpenter. His hobbies included gardening, wood crafting, bird watching, the outdoors, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Bernice Mead, Austin; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda (Darrell) Day, Austin, Sharon (Rob) Reller, Oakdale, Sandra Mead, Brooklyn Park, Suzanne O'Connor, Brownsdale, Cheryl (Pete) Thome, Stacyville, Iowa, Christine Mead, Austin, Joann (Bill) Klingerman, Rose Creek; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Mead, Minneapolis, Richard Mead, Elkton, Robert Jr. (Vikie) Mead, Elkton, Paul Mead, Hampton, Jeffery Mead, St. Ansgar, Iowa; 33 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, DeWayne and Sharon Mead, Menahga, Mrs. Warren (Joleen) Mead, Dexter, Kendall and Bernadine Mead, Spencer, Iowa, Thomas and Deloris Mead, Mora, James and Sharon Mead, Coon Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Miner and Freda Mead; brother, Warren Mead; and infant grandson, Nathan Thome.

Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Adams Funeral Home, with the Adams American Legion Post No. 146 Color Guard in charge of military rites.

Interment: Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Adams Funeral Home and on Thursday for one hour before the service at the church.

[Austin Daily Herald online - March 27, 2001]

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