MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 88

 

 

David Walter Trimble

1935-2008

David Walter Trimble, 73, formerly of Austin, died in Atlanta, Texas on Dec. 22, 2008. For 24 years David battled Parkinsonís disease until complications from a stroke, coupled with hospitalization and pneumonia, took his life.

He was born Friday, Aug. 30, 1935 to Gerald and Dorothy (Baker) Trimble in Brownsdale, Minn. The youngest sibling raised in Austin, with two brothers and two sisters, David graduated from Austin High School and attended Austin Vo-Tech to become a tool and die maker. He moved to Durant, Okla. to pursue industrial arts classes. Enlisting in the U.S. Air Force in January 1954, he trained in mechanical maintenance on B-36 bomber aircraft. His duties with the Strategic Air Command as a machinist took him to North Africa and Puerto Rico. At Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas, his future brother-in-law took him home for the holidays to Farris, Oklahoma, where he met and eventually married Lillie Harbison on Jan. 6, 1957 in Atoka, Oklahoma.

After his discharge in Oct., 1957 in Little Rock, Ark., David returned to school, attending Oklahoma Southeastern State college, Durant. He worked for a short time at John Deere & Company tractor works in Waterloo, Iowa. He drove school bus for Atoka School District, worked as a correctional officer at the federal prison near McAlester, Okla., lived in Krebs, Okla. and worked at the Naval Ammunitions Depot in Savannah, Okla. He went wherever there was work. The family returned to Minnesota in 1968, where David went to work for Hormel Foods. In 1981, exposure to liquid chlorine forced him to retire.

His hobbies were varied and included woodworking, a love of history, attending auctions looking for a bargain, antiques, fishing, hunting and working. He and wife, Lillie, traveled to Canada to hunt moose in British Columbia. He took his oldest son, Robin; son-in-law, Bill Bachelder and two grandsons, Billy and Nathaniel, to Saskatchewan, Walleye fishing.

His woodworking hobby turned into a part-time business. At 2 a.m. he came wide awake, walked into the living room, sat down at a table and sketched an idea for a swivel rocker. Now patented, all handcrafted specialty chairs fit customersí needs. The Rocker Shop came into being on the edge of Rose Creek. Parkinsonís didnít stop work on his chairs.

For health reasons David moved to Atlanta, Texas where he became an inspiration to other Parkinsonís sufferers everywhere by continuing work on his chairs. David believed in hope through a strong work ethic; it drove him. ďAn honest dayís labors for an honest dayís payĒ and ďLife did not have to end because of a diseaseĒ were Davidís mottos.

Survivors include his wife Lillie, Atlanta, Texas; son, Robin (Kim) Trimble, Coon Rapids; two daughters, Shelia (William) Bachelder, Brownsdale, Lora Trimble, Atlanta, Texas; seven grandchildren, Billy (Juliet) Bachelder, Wells, Nate (Mandy) Bachelder, Blooming Prairie, Lilly (John D.) Christianson, Owatonna, Martha (Pedro) Loperena-Zamora, Rochester, Cassandra, Jesse and Jenna Trimble, Coon Rapids, seven great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold (Darlene) Trimble, Austin, Richard (Marlys) Trimble, Austin, sisters, Juliene (Loren) Renz, Waterloo, Iowa, Geraldine (Robert) Wolf, Austin, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Gerald Trimble; son, Ralph Eugene and a sister, Charlene.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Austin Church of Christ with the Reverend David DeFor officiating. Interment is at Grandview Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service. Donations are preferred to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonís Research via email donations@michaeljfox.org, donations@mjff.org or mail to Attn: Tribute Gifts, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780. For questions call (800) 7087644.

Hanner Funeral Services, Atlanta, Texas, performed medical donation arrangements.

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

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Lee A. Littlefield

1911-1999

ELKTON, MINN. - Lee A. Littlefield, 87 of Elkton, died Monday, October 25, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 10, 1911 in Pilot Mound Township of Fillmore County, Minnesota, to Warren and Nellie (Tracey) Littlefield.

In 1933 he came to Mower County, near Elkton, to first to work as a farmer for Richard Jech and later for Arthur Corbitt. On April 22, 1934 he was united in marriage with Louise Klaehn. In 1937 they farmed on the Rothenburger farm North of Taopi, Minn, and in 1949 moved East of Elkton, Minn. to continue farming there. They moved to Elkton in 1960 and Lee retired from farming in 1974. He was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church of Elkton. For many years deer hunting and fishing were his passions. He loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest.

Survivors include his wife, Louise, Elkton; one daughter and son in law, Ann and Don Pederson, West Palm Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and special family, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Anderson and children, Elkton; plus nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son James Littlefield, and sister Blanch Abbott.

Casket bearers will be Darold Sheely, Robert Hanson, John Munson, Keith Voorhees, Kenneth Wermager, Shorty Wilson

∑ Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at St. John Lutheran Church, Elkton, with the Rev. Kathy gauger officiating.

∑ Interment: St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, Elkton.

∑ Visitation: Friends may call at St. John's Lutheran church of Elkton on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999 from 4:30-8 p.m. and on Thursday Oct. 28, 1999 for one hour before the service at the church.

∑ Visitation: 4:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at St. John Lutheran Church, Elkton, and one hour before the funeral service Thursday at the church.

∑ Memorials: St. John Lutheran Church, Elkton.

∑ Funeral Home: Adams Funeral Home.

[Published Wednesday, October 27, 1999 Austin Daily Herald]

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Ronald M. Snyder

1927-1999

SHAKOPEE, MINN - Ronald M. Snyder, 72 of 1701 7th St. SE, Austin, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 26, 1999, at Friendship Manor Health Care Center, Shakopee, where he spent a brief period of time after a one year battle with lung cancer.

He was born Feb. 11, 1927 in Minneapolis to Fred and Myrtle Snyder. He served his country during WW II with the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Klondike.

He married Arlis Y. Haskin on Oct. 9, 1949, at the First Baptist Church in Austin. They made their home in Austin where he worked for Hormel for 33 years. After Ronald retired in 1984, they, together with their son, daughter and son-in-law, started a family business in Belle Plaine, Minn. They returned to Austin in 1991 and enjoyed retirement and family times together.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Janet (Berglind) Snyder, Shakopee, Minn; daughters and sons-in-law Judy and Kenneth Adams, Boca Raton, Fla., Cheryl and Bill Adams, Austin, Janet and Brian Johnson, Austin, Susan and Ed Wells, Austin, Connie and Michael Hines, Austin; sister-in-law Claire Black-Snyder, Marrietta, Ga.; 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, sister-in-law and brothers-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his wife Arlis Snyder, parents Fred and Myrtle G. Snyder, and brother Richard A. Snyder.

∑ Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at the First United Methodist Church, Austin with the Rev. Pat Toschak officiating.

∑ Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

∑ Visitation: Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999 at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Memorials preferred to family choice.

[Published Wednesday, October 27, 1999 Austin Daily Herald]

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Elmer Studer

1899-1999

Elmer G. Studer, 99, of 400 15th Ave. SW, Austin, died Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 3, 1999 at Austin Medical Center.

He was born to Henry and Caroline (Seebach) Studer Dec. 30, 1899 on the farm near Dexter where he lived for 82 years. Elmer attended the School of Agriculture at the University of Minnesota. Living in the same house with has brother, sister-in-law and niece, Elmer and his brother, Oscar, raised purebred Red Poll cattle for many years. He was active in state and national organizations, receiving many high honors exhibiting the cattle at county fairs and the Minnesota State Fair. In 1981 they sold out and moved to Austin. He was also auctioneer for ten years. On June 9, 1984, Elmer married Louise Barrows. He was especially pleased to be part of a new family with children and grandchildren to enjoy. Louise died March 17, 1998. A lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Dexter, he served his community and church in many ways, belonging to the cemetery association for eighteen years, men's club for 27 years, and he was active in the Senior Citizen Center for five years, facilitating the travelogues.

He is survived by his step-daughter; several step grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margery Studer; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; two brothers and five sisters.

∑ Service: Trinity Lutheran Church, Dexter, Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Brad Bode officiating.

∑ Interment: At the church cemetery

∑ Visitation: Friends may call at Worlein Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Friday and one hour before the service at the church.

[Nov. 5, 1999 edition of the Austin Daily Herald]

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Ramon W. Felton

1930-1999

Ramon W. Felton, 69, formerly of Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died on Oct. 20, 1999 at his home in Elephant Butte, N.M.

He is survived by his wife, Anne and four daughters and three sons-in-law Kathy and Ray Vickers, Elephant Butte, N.M., Donna and Curt Munden, Debbie and Michael Hebert, Terry Felton all of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren; one brother-in-law Francis Eisbterhold,Brownsdale; two sisters-in-law, Jean Felton, Coldwater, Mich., Olive Felton, Austin; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Cecile Felton; three brothers, Richard, David and Terrance; one sister Dorothy Eisterhold.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 22, 1999 in Truth or Consequences, N.M.

[October 22, 1999 edition of the Austin Daily Herald]

NOTE: According to the Soc. Sec. Death Index Ramon was born Apr. 5, 1930

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Lenora (Kilsburg) Walsh

1898-1999

Lenora K. Walsh, 101, died early Friday morning, Oct. 29, 1999 at St. Mark's Lutheran Home where she was a resident.

She was born Jan. 17, 1898 in Minneapolis to Peter and Lena (Kvalsvik) Kilsburg. On Nov. 20, 1940 she was united in marriage to Clarence Walsh at St. Augustine Parsonage in Austin. She was a retired school teacher who received her teaching degree from Oak Grove Seminary in Fargo, N.D. and later went on to more education at Moorhead Teacher's college. She taught in Waltham and Lyle rural schools after teaching earlier years in North Dakota and Ada, Minn.

She is survived by a son and daughters-in-law Roger and Betty Walsh, Austin, Lucille Walsh, Lyle; step-daughters and sons-in-law Shirley and Clifford DeRemer, Rose Mead, Calif., Agnes and William Ihlow, Austin; 27 grandchildren; several step great-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence in 1971; step son John Walsh step daughter; Virginia Underland Severson; her parents; three sisters and two brothers.

Casket bearers will be Daryl Walsh, Allyn Walsh, Mike Walsh, James Walsh, Bill Groetsch and Ric Rossow.

∑ Service: Noon on Saturday Nov. 6, 1999 at Mayer Funeral Home with Rev. James Mikkelson officiating.

∑ Interment: Calvary Cemetery

[Nov. 5, 1999 edition of the Austin Daily Herald]

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Raymond Arett

1924-1999

Raymond E. Arett, 75, of 1911 6th Ave. SE, Austin, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 2, 1999, at his home.

He was born March 7, 1924, at Moscow, Minn. in Freeborn County to Benjamen and Ida Mae (Hubbard) Arett. He married Betty Ann Chinander March 1, 1943. Employed by Geo. A. Hormel & Co. in the sheet metal shop, he retired in 1982. A founding member of Fellowship Methodist Church, volunteer duties included Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher and lay reader. He also belonged to the American Legion, Life Master Bridge Club (Director), Austin Duplicate Bridge Club (Director), Indian Guides, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts (Honorary member). He was a square dance caller, bridge instructor and an avid sports fan and enjoyed carpentry, fishing, boating, camping and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Dale Arett, Austin; daughters and sons-in-law, Gayle and Howard Oldenkamp, Austin, Rea and Mark Gotz, Austin, Dee and Steve Sebesta, Longwood, Florida, Lee and Dale Wicks, Austin, Rita and Curtis Srock, Austin, Ellen and Kenny Hoefker, Worthington; twenty grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Virgil and Lil Arett, Spring Valley, Duane and Margo Arett, Blaine, Ginny Arett, Calif.; sisters and brothers-in-law Alice Odland, Walnut Creek, Calif., Mary King, San Leandro, Calif., Janet Roberts, Blooming Prairie, Robert Pyburn, Austin, Clancy Kottsik, Arizona; aunt Ruth Hertle; many nieces and nephews.

Honorary casket bearers are Robert Enright, Loren Cleland, Harvey Fiala, Oliver Herrick, Earl Day, Ralph Wright, Jim Carroll, Philip Lippert and Tom LaClair.

∑ Service: Memorial services will be held Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at 1:30 p.m. at Fellowship United Methodist Church with The Rev. George Toschak officiating.

∑ Interment: Grandview Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 91.

∑ Visitation: Friends may call at Worlein Funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

The family prefers memorials to American Lung Association or donors choice.

[Nov. 5, 1999 edition of the Austin Daily Herald]

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Anna (Risius) Clingman

1905-1999

Anna (Risius) Clingman, 94, passed away at the Pioneer Medical Center in Big Timber, Mont. Friday, Oct. 29, 1999 of natural causes.

Anna was born on Jan. 10, 1905, in Ackley, Iowa, to Jacob and Hattie (Bestge) Risius.

She was united in marriage to Rev. W.F. Clingman on June 11, 1930, in Brownsdale, Minn. She was a member of the Big Timber Evangelical Church and her hobbies included gardening, home canning, her lovely flower garden, sewing, crocheting and reading.

She is survived by her son Rodger E. Clingman, Bozeman; brothers Harry Risius, Bricelyn, Minn. and Edward Risius, Austin; sisters Minnie Risius and Frieda Oudekirk of Austin; one grandson, John Clingman of Bozeman; three granddaughters, Cindy Nordstog, Billings, Rene and Kim Clingman, Dalton, Ga. and great-grandson James Luke Clingman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, their son Richard Lee Clingman, her brother J.H. Risius, Brownsdale; sisters Ida Risius and Esther Krull and great granddaughter Callie Ann Nordstog.

∑ Service: The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 at the Big Timber Evangelical Church

∑ Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

[Nov. 5, 1999 edition of the Austin Daily Herald]

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Arthur O. Jacobson

c1913-1999

DIED IN AUSTIN

Arthur O. Jacobson, 86, Blooming Prairie, died Sunday evening, Oct. 24, 1999 at Burr Oak Manor in Austin, Mower county, Minnesota.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Richard and Ellen Jacobson, Tucson, Ariz., Larry Jacobson, Belton, Mo., Wayne and Elaine Jacobson, Wyoming, Minn.; daughters and son-in-law Myrna Gray, Laguna Nigel, Calif. and Bonnie and Leo Bridley, Oakland, Minn.; 20 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Millie; his parents, two sisters and two grandchildren.

∑ Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at First Lutheran Church, Blooming Prairie, with Intern Pastor Heidi Heimgartner officiating.

∑ Visitation: No visitation or reviewal.

∑ Interment: Taylorville Cemetery, Arlington, Iowa.

∑ Funeral Home: Blooming Prairie Funeral Home.

[October 29, 1999 edition of the Austin Daily Herald]

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Daryl E. Danley

1933-2001

Daryl E. "Double D" Danley, 67, of 30137 150th, Akeley, and a former Austin resident, died Saturday, February 24, 2001, at Austin Medical Center.

Daryl was born February 28, 1933, in Brownsdale to William Spencer and Esther H. (Sperry) Danley. He attended Austin High School and entered the Army in 1953, serving in the Military Police Division. He was married to Rosemary Schaefer at Queen of Angels Catholic Church on Sept. 24, 1955. Daryl worked for the Park and Recreation Department in the city of Austin. He retired in 1991 after 32 years of employment. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and bowling. He was an avid citizens band operator for 35 years, making friends all over the world. He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement years at his lake home in Akeley.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Danley; son, John Danley, Austin; three grandchildren; sister, Bethel "Betty" and Donald Shaw, Austin; nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

He is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Kenneth, Lyle, Douglas and Huey Danley.

Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mayer Funeral Home with the Rev. James Mikkelson officiating.

Visitation: From 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour before the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91. Honorary casket bearers will be Ted Schlichter Jr., Jim Schlichter, Robert Buck Jr., Larry Buck, Dave Schaefer and Donald Whalen. The casket bearers will be Nicholas Danley, Michael Whalen, Dennis Shaw, Bruce Schaefer, Michael Sershen and Roger Schaefer.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 26, 2001]

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Beulah Weick

1906-2001

Beulah C.N. Weick, 94, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Grand Meadow Health Care Center.

Beulah was born Nov. 24, 1906, near Marengo, Story County, Iowa. She grew up on the family farm near Conroy, Iowa and attended schools there. She moved with her family to Traverse County where they farmed.

She married Michael P. Weick on June 24, 1924, at Clinton. He died Sept. 3, 1983. After her marriage, the couple farmed in the Beardsley area. In 1953, they moved to grand Meadow where they farmed. They later moved to rural Stewartville and in 1964, moved into Stewartville. Mrs. Weick worked at Libby's Canning factory for several years and then at the Look Nook Store in Rochester.

She has been a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo and traveling, especially to California and Florida.

She is survived by sons, Charles (Evelyn), Mazeppa, Michael (Susan), Eden Prairie; daughters, Helen Steinbring, Grand Meadow, Margie (Robert) Haehn, Racine, Joyce (Rod) Cooper, Velva, N.D., Barbara (Darrell) Ottman, Rochester; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, four sisters and five brothers.

Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville with the Rev. Ron Allen officiating.

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home, Stewartville and at the church one hour prior to service.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 23, 2001]

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Viola Lorenzen

1924-2001

Viola Faye Lorenzen, 76, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at her home in London.

She was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Hampton, Iowa to Fred and Rosamond (Botts) Bierlen. Viola married Lorenz Lorenzen in Hayward on Nov. 14, 1942. A lifelong resident of the London area, Viola was a member of the silver tea club of London, Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church, Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) and circle.

Survivors include her husband Lorenz Lorenzen; daughters, Paulette (Larry) Nelson, Austin, Judy Leidal, Austin, Lori Sievers, Winona, Kimberly (Kevin) Higbe, Austin, Shawn (Pat) Arzdorf, Cedar; son, Thomas (Linda) Lorenzen, Glenville; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Betty (Bud) Johnson; sister-in-law, Arlene (Harold) Bahls of Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Saturday at Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church, rural Glenville, with the Rev. Dan Baker officiating.

Visitation: Friends may call at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin from 5 to 8 p.m. today and at the church one hour before the service.

Interment: Woodbury Cemetery, rural Lyle.

The family prefers memorials to donors choice.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 23, 2001]

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Grace Andren

1922-2000

#1:

Grace Marie (Waters) Andren, 96, of Largo, Florida, and formerly of Austin, died Saturday, December 24, 2000, at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo.

She was born Feb. 2, 1904, in Austin to Edward and Virginia (Brohier) Waters.

She graduated in 1922, from the first graduating class of Austin High School.

She married Newton (Andy) Andren on Aug. 6, 1934. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo. She is survived by a daughter, Ginger Andren, Lawrenceville, Ga.; a sister, Louise Konz, Minneapolis; a brother-in-law, Joseph Rauen, Austin; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995, one brother and three sisters.

Interment: Curlew Hills Memorial Gardens, Palm Harbor, Florida.

[Austin Daily Herald]


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Grace Marie (Waters) Andren, 96, of Largo, Florida, and formerly of Austin, died Saturday at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Largo.

Memorial services will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo, with interment at Curlew Hills Memorial Garden, Palm Harbor, Fla.

[Austin Daily Herald, Dec. 2000]

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Margaret Lewis

1907-2001

Margaret K. Lewis, 93, of Dodge Center, formerly of Taopi died, Sunday, February 18, 2001, at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield.

Margaret was born July 28, 1907, the daughter of Julius Aaron and Carrie May (Larsen) Kramer, in London. Margaret married George H. Lewis on March 23, 1931, in Taopi. Margaret has been a resident of Dodge Center since 1953. She entered Field Crest Care Center in December 1999.

Margaret employed for 23 years at the Dodge Center Dry Cleaners and part time at J. C. Penny's in Rochester. She was a member of Praise Fellowship Church in Dodge Center. Margaret enjoyed sewing, tatting, crocheting, and mending. She taught Sunday school and Community Education classes.

Margaret is survived by son, James (Donna) Lewis, Hayfield; sister, Leone Lagervall, Northfield; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1970, and brothers, Kenneth and Clarence Kramer.

Service: The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Praise Fellowship Church with Reverend Roger Langworthy officiating.

Visitation: 12 to 1 p.m. Friday at the Praise Fellowship Church in Dodge Center.

Interment: Spring interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Dodge Center.

Czaplewski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 20, 2001]

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Mildred Mullenbach

1913-2001

Mildred Mary Mullenbach, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Adams Health Care Center.

She was born May 10, 1913, at Mayer, Iowa. She grew up on the family farm and attended Visitation Catholic School in Stacyville, Iowa. She married Chrysanthus (Chryst) Mullenbach Oct. 11, 1932, at St. John's Catholic Church in Johnsburg. After the marriage, the couple farmed at Brownsdale, Stacyville and at Adams before moving to a farm in Rock Dell Township in 1940. In 1943, they moved to a farm at Stewartville and farmed there until Mr. Mullenbach's death in 1992.

She was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church for 57 years, and also a member of St. Bernard's Altar and Rosary Society, and a member of the church prayer group.

She is survived by daughters, Marie (Durad) Svee, Zumbrota, Germaine (Richard) Blanchard, Edwardsburg, Mich., Elaine (Harold) Anderson, Milbank, S.D., Elizabeth (Ron) Pehl, Ames, Iowa, Karen (William) Holden, Eyota; sons, Melvin (Marilu) Mullenbach, Racine, Eugene (Katie) Mullenbach, Racine, David (Sandra) Mullenbach, Albert Lea, Donald (Sue) Mullenbach, Claremont, Thomas (Pat) Stewartville; 33 grandchildren; 45 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Service: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Stewartville with the Rev. Gregory Havel officiating.

Interment: St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery, Stewartville

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville and an hour prior to the service at the church. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday evening.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 20, 2001]

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Luella (Ferrie) Grimm

1912-2001

Luella Grimm, 88, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at her home in Austin.

Luella was born March 7, 1912, in Cresco, Iowa to Lewis and Bridget (McCann) Ferrie. On Oct. 27, 1936, she married Joseph Grimm in Cresco. She enjoyed baking and doing handwork.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Joan (Harlan) Severson, Austin, Carol (Greg) Langan, Eagan, Virginia (Larry) Williams, Ft. Myers, Fla., Cathy (Paul) Pyster, Hastings, Dottie (Richard) Hockford, Valley Park; sons and daughters-in-law, Fred (Lana) Grimm, Charlotte, N.C., David (Susan) Grimm, Shakopee; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and seven brothers.

Service: A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Hubert Boschert officiating. The musicians were Richard Hockford and Bonnie Markun.

Visitation: There was a 4 p.m. CCW rosary and 7:30 p.m. wake service on Friday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends could call from 4 to 8 p.m. and also from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery. The casket bearers will be grandsons, Scott Grimm, Dan Grimm, Jeff Grimm, Jason Grimm, Chris Langan and Steve Williams.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 18, 2001]

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Neil Stephen Munro

1916-2001

Neil Munro, longtime Austin businessman, died Friday at St. Mark's Lutheran Home. He was 85 years old.

Munro and his wife and business partner, Betty, owned and operated the Austin Downtown Motel from 1965 to 1991. The Munro's also owned and ran the Budget Oil Company, a retail gasoline station from 1951 to 1976.

Neil Stephen Munro was born on Jan. 9, 1916 in Wessington, S.D., to Stephen and Linnie Munro. He graduated from Beatrice (Nebraska) High School in 1934 and attended Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. Munro served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific and Aleutian Islands during World War II aboard destroyers, from December 1940 to September 1945. He married Betty Burford in April of 1942.

After the war, the Munro's moved to Jackson, where Neil was jobber for Phillips Petroleum, from 1946 to 1951. Neil and Betty moved to Austin in 1951 and opened Budget Oil, one of the first independently owned gas stations. They sold Budget Oil in 1976.

Neil was preceded in death by Betty in 1994.

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Millie and Phil Masse of Austin, Margaret and David Obst of Brownsdale, and Ann and David Sundal of Austin; two sons and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Apophia Munro of Reston Virginia and Mark Neil Munro of Austin; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Landis of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Ethel Rumbolz of Omaha, and many nieces and nephews.

Service: A memorial service will be held today at 2:00 P.M. at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin. Rev. Andrew Lindahl will officiate.

Memorials may be sent to Westminster Presbyterian Church.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 18, 2001]

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Maurice Bulson

1914-2001

Maurice "Maury" Bulson, age 86, of Faribault and formerly of Rose Creek, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at the Infinia at Faribault Care Center.

Maurice Herbert Bulson, the son of Enoch and Dora (Hildreth) Bulson, was born Aug. 19, 1914 in Austin. He was raised and attended school in Rose Creek. He married Alice Schmidt on April 16, 1941, in Austin. He farmed for more than 20 years in Rose Creek and was an insurance representative for Farmers Union Insurance. The couple then moved to Duluth for six years and owned and operated a variety store. They then moved to Bloomington, where he worked for 17 years with Gordy's Hardware Store. In 1983, they moved to Faribault. They enjoyed traveling and he was a member of the Four Season Camping Club and the Coachman Camping Club.

He is survived by his wife Alice of Faribault; four sons, David (Sandy) Bulson of Leganon, Conn., Jim (LInda) Bulson of Burnsville, Larry (Leslie) Bulson of Bloomington and Rick Bulson of Minneapolis; two daughters, Pat (Keith) Ogden of Manassas, Va. and Linda (Rod) Haugen of Eden Prairie; daughter-in-law, Cindy Bulson of Farmington; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Roger Bulson; two brothers, Vern and Kenneth Bulson.

Services: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of Christ in Faribault, with Pastor Farry Rosenau officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery in Austin at 1:30 p.m.

Visitation: Parker Funeral Home in Faribault on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and on Monday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 18, 2001]

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Clayton Miller

1928-2001

Clayton L. Miller, 72, formerly of Austin, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in New Braunfels, Texas.

Clayton was born May 13, 1928 in Austin to Lou and Agnes (Noble) Miller. He married Blanche Smith August 16, 1947 in Austin. For the past 11 years Clayton and Blanch have resided in New Braunfels.

Clayton is a retired from the Air Force after 20 years and retired deputy sheriff from Mower County where he served as a deputy sheriff for 17 years.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in New Braunfels. He was also a member of the Texas Baptist Men, Deacon at First Baptist Church of New Braunfels.

He is survived by his wife, Blanche Miller, Canyon Lake; sons, Richard C. "Dick" (Kathleen) Miller New Braunfels, David G. (Ila) Miller of Houston, Texas, James A. (Debra) Miller, New Braunfels, Robert J. (Marcelene) Ft. Hood, Texas, and Michael Paul (Jill) Miller, Cherry Valley, Ill.; daughters, Cheryl D. (Michael) Acuna, Glendora, Calif. and Debra K. Geike, Austin; 23 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; sisters, Emma Helmer, Austin, Donna Holleman and husband Robert of LeRoy, Helen Johnson and husband Dick of Austin.

Service: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels with the Rev. Regan Miller, Rev. Howard Thrift and Rev. Kenneth King officiating.

Interment: Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.

Visitation: 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 8 until 9 p.m. Monday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels.

Memorials to First Baptist Church of New Braunfels for the Shepherd's Home.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 18, 2001]

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Georgia Gorena (nee Austin) Morem

1911-2001

Georgia Gorena Morem, 89, of Spring Valley, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001 at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center in Grand Meadow where she had resided since June 2000.

Georgia Austin was born Feb. 20, 1911 in York Township, Fillmore County to Ole Austin and Bertha Hovey Austin. She married Alfred Morem on Jan. 2, 1935, in Lanesborro. Alfred died in 1978. She was a homemaker and her husband was a real estate agent. They lived in Harmony, Preston, Rochester and in Spring Valley. She grew up attending Saetersdal Lutheran Church and was later a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Rochester and First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.

She is survived by one sister, Goldie (Orrin) Hoopman, Austin; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Services: 3 p.m. today at the Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley with the Rev. Robert Burmeister officiating.

Interment: Spring burial will take place at Saetersdal Lutheran Church Cemetery, York Township

Visitation: Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. There will be no reviewal.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 18, 2001]

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Lori Ann (nee Young) (Hveem) Hintz

1962-2001

Lori Ann Hintz, 38, Stickney, S.D. died of cancer, February 14, 2001, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, South Dakota.

Lori was born on Feb. 22, 1962, to William and Ilene (Cramer) Young in Austin, Minnesota.

In 1978, she married Ronald Hveem and moved to S.D. On Sept. 27, 1989, Lori married Lewis Hintz.

In 1990, Lori and Lewis moved from the Black Hills to Stickney where she held various jobs. She most recently was employed at Petro Steele of Corsica.

Lori had a great love for her family. She enjoyed crafting, quilting, gardening and the outdoors.

She is survived by her husband Lewis; children, Ronald Hveem, Mitchell, Jessie Hveen, Mitchell, Dezarea, Amanda, and Levi; granddaughter; father, Wm. O. Young and wife Gloria, Mexico Beach, Fla.; sister, Sharon (James) Olson, Mankato; brother, Wm. I. (Danita) Young, Mankato; many aunts and uncles, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ilene; sister, Wendy and grandparents.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Stickney, S.D with Pastor Don Lagge officiating.

Interment: Westfield Cemetery, Blooming Prairie at later date.

Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. at the Lien Funeral Home in Stickney.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 15, 2001]

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Catherine A. Wallace

1942-2001

Catherine A. Wallace, age 58, formerly of Austin, died on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at her residence in Washington, D.C.

Catherine was born May 28, 1942, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Leland and Mary (Roerig) Wallace. She came to reside in Austin when her parents returned to Minnesota upon her father's discharge from the Army following World War II. She attended Queen of Angels and Pacelli parochial schools before going on to earn a degree in mathematics from the College of St. Teresa in Winona.

Her humanitarian instincts prompted her to enroll as a Peace Corps Volunteer which took her to Sierra Leone for two years. After a stay back home, which included a stint of teaching, Africa called again, this time to Botswana, in a supervisory role. Africa remained a strong influence in her life, the rest of which was spent in Washington D.C. as a Budget Formulator for the Federal Government.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Wallace, Austin; her sister, Teresa Wallace, Denver, Colo.

Service: A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Hubert Boschert officiating.

Visitation: The family will greet friends a half hour before the service at the church.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery

Mayer Funeral Home in charge of services.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 15, 2001]

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Tosio (Stan) Kapenis

1922-2001

Tosio (Stan) Kapenis, age 78, of Rochester, died at his home Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001.

He was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Austin. He married Phyllis Mixos on April 18, 1948, in Greece. He lived in Austin until 1959, when he moved to Rochester. His family owned Glasgow Cleaners in Austin. He owned and operated Max Restaurant until 1979. He was a past commander of AMVET, and member of Austin American Legion post 91, past district governor of order of AHEPA. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his wife Phyllis; children, James (Carrie) Kappen, Souix Falls, S.D. and Georgia (Fondas) Pappas, Rochester; and three grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Service: Noon, Friday at the Greek Orthodox Church in Rochester

Visitation: Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday with a one hour prior to service at the church.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 15, 2001]

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Howard L. "Bud" Jarvis

1918-2001

Howard L. "Bud" Jarvis, of Austin, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, in Las Vegas.

Howard was born March 6, 1918 in Austin, the son of Lyle A. and Birdie (Kent) Jarvis. A veteran of World War II, he was a retired from George A. Hormel, and a long time member of the "P-9ers" group. Bud was a master hunter, fisherman and accomplished traveler. He had a knack for making friends and will be missed by all whose lives touched. Bud left friends throughout the United States including Alaska and Hawaii and in far-flung places such as Australia and the Virgin Islands. He will be especially missed by his family, his many friends and the P-9ers.

Bud was a pioneer growing up in Austin and in the later years, after retirement, was a moving force in the continuing P-9er organization. He was a political activist at every level of the political scene. Bud was a true believer in "participatory democracy" and voiced his opinions for the good of the groups he belonged to as well as the people of Austin. He wrote many letters to the local newspapers and most were published. He traveled many times to Minneapolis and was a part of rallies both for causes and politicians of his persuasion.

He is survived by his children, Joanne (Walt) Koslowski, Las Vegas, Nev., Carol A. Barnes, San Diego, Calif., James Jarvis, Montrose, Colo., Judy (Mel) Bell, San Diego, Thomas Jarvis, Austin, Tom (Jean) Fitzlaff, Austin; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold Jarvis, Austin, Richard Jarvis, Austin; sisters, Lois Rockwell, Austin, Gladys Lilly, Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Edna, and daughter, Sharon.

Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Kristen Wee officiating. Organist Neal Erickson.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery with military rites by the Austin Post No. 91 of the American Legion. Casket bearers will be Ronnie Jarvis, Garet Rockwell, Olgar Himle, Judy Himle, Vince Malone, Ardel Gorman.

Visitation: Friends may call at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 5-8 p.m. Friday and for an hour before the service on Saturday.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 15, 2001]

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Mary (nee Marmesh) Radl

1916-2001

Mary Radl, 84, formerly of Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Lutheran Village of Columbus, Ohio.

Mary was born July 26, 1916, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Anthony and Victoria (Krukica) Marmesh. On Nov. 15, 1942, she married Robert C. Radl at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. A former employee of George A. Hormel Employment Office and Corporate Office, she retired in 1977. She enjoyed her volunteer activities at St. John's Lutheran Church, St. Olaf Hospital Auxiliary, Red Cross Bloodmobile and Residence Council of Lutheran Village in Columbus, Ohio. In 1996, she moved to Columbus to be near her daughter and sons.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Victoria (Kermit) Almos, Columbus, Ohio, two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas (Debra) Radl, Findlay, Ohio, Robert C. Radl Jr., Sagamore Hills, Ohio; six grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Gus and Vivian Marmesh, Austin, Dr. Paul Marmesh, San Antonio, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her husband Robert, sister, Antonio Scharfenberg, brothers, William, Alex and Michael Marmesh.

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

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home and one hour before the service at the church on Friday.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

The family prefers memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church Ladies Aide or The Rose of Concern, Lutheran Village, Columbus, Ohio 43219.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 15, 2001]

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Nathan Douglas Hoban

1978-2001

Nathan Douglas Hoban, age 22, son of Doug and Cathy (Leimbek) Hoban died unexpectedly on Feb. 7, 2001 at his home in Carrollton, Texas.

Nate was born in St. Paul on July 17, 1978, and he was baptized at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Austin. He moved to Texas with his family in 1987 and graduated from Newman High School in 1996. He was pursuing a degree in graphic arts while working his way through school.

Nate is survived by his parents, sister and brother-in-law Kelly and Chad Shores; grandparents, Don and Bev Hoban and Ilene Leimbek; aunts and uncles, Connie and Terry Nelsen, Dick and Mary Jo Leimbek, Dan and Deb Leimbek, Tom And Sue Hoban, Don Hoban Jr. and Erin, Cindy and Rick Fett, Gary and Diane Hoban, Brad and Julie Hoban. He is also survived by numerous cousins and friends.

Nate was preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard Leimbek.

Service: A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at Queen of Angels Catholic Church at 1 p.m.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 13, 2001]

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Dorothy J. (Gasner) Morgan

1922-2001

Dorothy J. (Gasner) Morgan, 78, Austin, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Prairie Manor Nursing Home in Blooming Prairie.

Dorothy was born Aug. 13, 1922, in Deerfield, to Christ and Mabel (Dartt) Gasner. On Oct. 5, 1943, she married Robert Charles Morgan. After the couple married they farmed in both Steele and Mower counties for about nine years until they moved to Andyville on Highway 218 north of Austin. She was a housewife and mother. Her hobbies included 500, cribbage, bingo, crafts, and scratch tickets.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Ginger (Hector) Baldus, Burnsville, Patty (Tony) Dietrich, Denver, Colo., Cindy (Harold) Roberts, Brooklyn Center, Maria (Tony) Diaz, Lansing; sons and daughters-in-law, John Morgan, Long Lake, Robert C. Jr. (Deb) Morgan, Austin, Tom (Julie) Morgan, Blooming Prairie; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carol (Donald) Karsten, Medford, Shirley Burdick, Waseca; brothers and sisters-in-law; Leslie and Eunice Gasner, Waseca, Christ Gasner Jr., Owatonna, Duane and Dessi Gasner, Owatonna, Russell Gasner, Owatonna, Robert and Christina Gasner, Ellendale.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert on March 29, 1990; sisters, Margaret Hartle and Joanne Gasner; brother, Vernon Paul Gasner.

Service: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Louis Cook officiating.

Visitation: There will be 4 p.m. CCW rosary and a 7 p.m. wake service today at Mayer Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. and also from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery. The casket bearers will be James Karsten, Rich Gasner, Barry Burdick, Ronald Krueger, Dennis Morgan and Walter Meyer.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 12, 2001]

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Billy L. Schocker

1937-2001

Billy L. Schocker, age 63, of Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota, died Saturday at the Albert Lea Medical Center.

Billy was born August 16, 1937, in Austin, the son of William W. and Edith D. (Davis) Schocker. He was a graduate of Austin High School in 1956. Billy spent many years in Austin and resided in Albert Lea since 1969. Billy served his country in the Air Force attaining the rank of Airman First Class. He married Christina Land on May 4, 1965, in Austin. Billy was employed by the city of Albert Lea as a poundmaster for many years. In his free time he enjoyed hunting and fishing and won many awards for his cooking.

Billy is survived by his wife Christina, Albert Lea; brother, LeRoy (Edna) Schocker, Albert Lea; sisters, Eleanor (Ralph) Klingbeil, Albert Lea, Marlys (Roger) Larson, Lyle, Donna Kolb, Austin; many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Julie (Art) Elliot, Fairmont, Delores (Lyle) Kingery, Reading; brother-in-law, Jim (Lila) Thompson, St. Peter; mother-in-law, Lucile Lane, Grenada.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dewaine Schocker.

Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Bonnerup Funeral Service Chapel in Albert Lea with the Pastor George Marin officiating.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea.

Interment: Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont; Military honors will be accorded by the Albert Lea Area Veterans Group.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 12, 2001]

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Donna (Brang) Bergan

1936-2001

Donna Bergan, age 64, of Grand Meadow, Mower county, Minnesota, died of cancer Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at the Austin Medical Center.

She was born May 27, 1936, in Lansing, Iowa. She lived with her family in Winona and LeRoy area until moving to Grand Meadow, where she was employed by the Grand Meadow Health Care Center.

She is survived by sons, Jim (Joyce), Grinnell, Iowa, Jeff (Jan) Council Bluffs, Iowa, Chris (Maureen) Rose Creek; four grandchildren; brother, Ray (Bonnie) Brang, Winona.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Shirley.

Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at the LeRoy Lutheran Church

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

There will be no reviewal.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 12, 2001]

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William L. Gerhart

1904-2001

William L. Gerhart, 96, of Adams, Mower county, Minnesota, died on Monday, February 5, 2001, at St. Marys Hospital.

William was born march 22, 1904, near Johnsburg, the son of Louis and Mary (Winnegar) Gerhart. He attended school at Johnsburg and was married to Rosella Theobald on June 30, 1936, in Meyer, Iowa. He farmed in the Johnsburg area and served on the Stacyville Elavator Board. In 1974, the Gerharts retired and moved to Adams where he was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Roger Lewison, Rochester; son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Nila Gerhart, Adams; six grandchildren; a nephew; sister-in-law, Betty Gerhart, Austin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosella; twin brother, Fred and brother, Clarence.

Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams with the Rev. Gregory Leif officiating.

Interment: Sacred Heart Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Ellen Lewison, Anne Lewison Wright, Rachel Lewison, Darin Gerhart, Kelly Gerhart and Jeff Gerhart.

Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday with a 3 p.m. prayer service and noon to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Sunday.

Family prefers memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Sacred Heart School.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 8, 2001]

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Rudy J. Cafourek

1917-2001

Rudy J. Cafourek, 83, died Feb. 5, 2001 at Prince of Peace Retirement Community, Sioux Falls. S.D. from pneumonia and complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Rudy James Cafourek was born July 5, 1917, to Ben and Minnie (Copp) Cafourek, in Lyle Township, near London, where he grew up and received his education. Rudy married Emily Blecha. He farmed near Austin for many years and then worked as a salesman for the Austin Seed Co. He moved to Sioux Falls in 1969. He married Helen (Acker) Johnson on Jan. 22, 1970 at Mitchell, S.D. After their marriage, the couple lived in Sioux Falls, where he worked road construction for several years. Rudy then worked as a school bus driver for School Bus Inc. from 1979 until his retirement in 1987. Rudy was a member of First Congregational Church in Sioux Falls where he was active in men's fellowship. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge, the Izaak Walton League and Garretson Senior Citizens.

He is survived by his wife Helen Cafourek, Sioux Falls; son, Gene (Delores) Cafourek, Strewartville; three daughters, Donna Berry, Austin, Lois (Stan) Wiegers, Plymouth and Sherry (Al) Lunt, Austin; stepdaughter, Marilynn (Roger) Parham, Sioux Falls; stepson, Garry (Dianne) Jacobson, Sioux Falls; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Gladys Schievens, Rice Lake, Wis., Grace (Garnet) Richardson, Alsea, Ore. and Vila (Wilmer) Ranninger, Manning, Iowa.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday at First Congregational Church, Sioux Falls

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls

Visitation: 12 p.m. Thursday at George Boom Funeral Home where friends may call from 7-8 p.m. Thursday

The family requests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association or First Congregational Church, both of Sioux Falls.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 7, 2001]

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Clara (Maslonka) Kenfield

circa 1908-2001

Clara Kenfield, age 93, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001 at St. Marks Lutheran Home in Austin.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Delores (Robert) Nelson, Austin, son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth (Louise) Kenfield, Solvang, Calif.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Ruth Maslonka, Loup City, Neb., sister and brother-in-law, Tilly and Harry Knecht, Loup City, Neb.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lawrence Kenfield, a granddaughter and one sister.

A private family service will be held.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 7, 2001]

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Romona Barr

1917-2001

Romona Barr, 83, Kasson, formerly of LeRoy, Minnesota, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2001, at the home.

She was born March 15, 1917, in Jaynesville to William and Mae Deeg. She attended and graduated from Albert lea High School and on Jan. 7, 1938, she married Lawrence "Bob" Halling at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He died Jan. 11, 1958. She then married Bob Thaden in 1966, he died in 1967.

She owned and operated the LeRoy Bakery and Cafe for 24 years. After selling the bakery she moved to Rochester where she worked for the Shopper, Spiegel Catalog and Whitings Printing. She was a member of the Professional Business Woman's Association and was also a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Kasson and a member of the Eastern Star. In 1988, she married Lowell Barr and they moved to Arkansas. He also preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son, William (Dianne) Halling, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; daughter, Bette (Lynn) Ferschweiler, Rochester; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, one brother, John Deeg of Arizona, and a sister, Norma Boyum of Albert Lea.

Service: 11 a.m. Friday at the LeRoy Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tom Kolden officiating.

Interment: The church cemetery

Visitation: One hour prior to the service.

Hindt Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy is in charge of arrangement.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 7, 2001]

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Bill Kittridge

1943-2001

Bill Kittridge, 57, Austin, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at his home.

He was born April 8, 1943 in Austin, to Walter and Florence (Taylor) Kittridge. When he was young, his family moved to Dexter. He graduated from Elkton High School. He served in the Army and completed two tours of duty in Vietnam. He married Gayle White at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa in 1967. After the Army, Bill and Gayle moved to Austin. Later they were divorced. He married Debra Loftaas in 1979 in Austin.

He is survived by his wife Debbie Kittridge, Austin; son and daughter-in-law, Bill Jr. (Crystal) Kittridge, Austin; two grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Robert Neis, St. Cloud; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one brother.

Service: 11 a.m. today at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with The Rev. Paul Nelson officiating.

Interment: Cedar City Cemetery rural Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald - Feb. 7, 2001]

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