Mower County Obituaries
Part 97



Carl Melvin Petersen


Birth: May 8, 1899 Death: Apr. 28, 1957

Carl Melvin Petersen was born on March 8, 1899 in Mitchell County, Iowa, the son of parents Christian Petersen, and Gunda Bakkum Petersen, He was baptized on April 13, 1899 at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, and was confirmed on June 7, 1914 at Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church, near Lyle, Minnesota. He received his public school education in the rural schools near Lyle.

On March 23, 1945, he was united in marriage to Miss Olga Kyllo of Wanamingo, Minnesota, by the Reverend Arthur L. Swenson of Austin. They made their home on a farm southwest of Adams until 1950 when they moved into Adams Village, where he has continued to make his home, working at his trade as a carpenter throughout the community. He worked a full day on Saturday, April 27th, and retired about 11:00 o'Clock that evening. A few hours after midnight, he was awakened by a severe chest pain, diagnosed by the doctor as Coronary Thrombosis. He was rushed to St. Olaf Hospital at Austin where he passed away a few minutes after reaching the hospital at the age of 58 years, one month, and 20 days.

He leaves to mourn his sudden passing, his wife Olga; and two sisters, Olga, Mrs. Arthur Hofland, and Mrs. Palma Johnson of Austin, and a number of nieces and nephews. His parents, and a sister, Clara, Mrs. Ernest Boe, have preceded him in death.

Carl will be remembered as a devoted husband and brother whose every consideration was for others. He enjoyed a wide range of friendships. His quiet way and Christian conduct and thoroughness in line of duty revealed the inner peace which passeth all understanding.

Funeral Services were held from the Little Cedar Lutheran Church, Rev. M.L. Witte, officiating on Wednesday, May 1, 1957. Mrs. M.L. Witte at the organ and Pastor Witte singing "Den Store Hvide Flok," provided the musical setting. The Adams Funeral Home was in charge. Burial was in the family lot of the Little Cedar Cemetery. Pallbearers were O.H. Otterness, Norby Chinander, J.C. Knutson, Edwin N. Johnson, Justin Tieman, and Olaus Julifs. Blessed be his memory.

Burial: Little Cedar Cemetery,
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota

Information from Janet Stephenson.

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Lillie Ida (Wilhelm) Greeley


Lillie Ida Greeley, 99, formerly of Brownsdale, Minnesota, died at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.

Lillie Ida Wilhelm was born on Aug. 8, 1909, the sixth child of Ludwig and Louisa (Wetzel) Wilhelm in Charleston, Illinois. When she was 9 years old, the family moved to Hayfield, Minnesota. As a young woman she worked in the homes of a number of doctors in Rochester, Minnesota. The longest and happiest term of employment was with the Dr. Walter C. Alvarez family.

She was united in marriage to Stanley Greeley on Sept. 20, 1936, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waltham, Minnesota. They farmed rental properties until 1947, when they bought their own farm near Brownsdale. Lillie enjoyed yard work, embroidery and playing cards. She lived at the Cedars in Austin for some years, before entering Prairie Manor earlier this year.

Lillie is survived by her daughter, Sara (Lowell) Tollefson, Preston, Minnesota; son, Sanford (Shirley) Greeley, Brownsdale; three grandchildren, Shawn (Eric) Johnson, Blooming Prairie, Michael (Heather) Tollefson, St. Peter, Kevin (Kate) Tollefson, Shoreview, Minn.; three great-grandchildren, Joshua Johnson, Maija Lillie Tollefson and Dayne Tollefson; two step-great-grandchildren, Emily and Ryan Imm; sister, Mildred Decker, Rochester, Minnesota; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Greeley on April 22, 1995; three brothers and three sisters.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church at in rural Sargeant, Minn. with the Reverend Ronald Prigge officiating. Interment will be in Waltham Township Cemetery in Waltham, Minn. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church.

[Austin Daily Herald, June 17, 2009]

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Harold LaVern Andrews


Harold LaVern Andrews, 77, of Austin, died on June 20, 2009 at his home.

He was born Feb. 26, 1932 in Austin to Harold and Vera (Merrill) Andrews. On Dec. 28, 1962 he was united in marriage to Phyllis Wood at Crane Chapel in Austin. LaVern was a member of the U.S. Navy and served his country in the Korean War. He enjoyed his grandchildren, hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. LaVern worked as a laborer at Elk River Cretex in Austin.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Andrews, Austin; children, Alan (Darla) Andrews, Lake Mills, Iowa, Steve Andrews, Austin, Jeff (Gina) Andrews, Chesapeake, Va., Jody (Dan) Skorr, North Mankato, Minn., Sue Andrews, Austin; 11 grandchildren; sister, Beverly Unverzagt, Dexter, Minn.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Vera Andrews; brother, Richard Andrews; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Orrin and Agnes Wood.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Rose Creek Enterprise Cemetery with the Reverend Randy Swanson officiating. Military rites will be by American Legion Post #91. The family will greet friends at a luncheon at Crane Chapel following the service. Arrangements are by Mayer Funeral Home.

[Austin Daily Herald online, June 22, 2009]

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Sister Ernan Norris


Sister Ernan Norris, 94, a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes in Rochester, Minn., died at Assisi Heights on Saturday, June 20, 2009. Agnes Adelia Norris was born to Emory and Honore (Collins) Norris on Oct. 25, 1914 in Clarion, Iowa, the youngest of six children. She entered the Sisters of Saint Francis in 1943 from Saint John Parish in Clarion, Iowa, and made profession of vows in 1945. Sister Ernan received a B.S.N. Degree in 1943 from the College of Saint Teresa in Winona, Minn.

After her novitiate in 1945, Sister began her ministry as the Director of the School of Nursing at Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio.

In 1949 she returned to Rochester to serve at Saint Marys Hospital as a nursing instructor in obstetrics, night supervisor and head nurse in the emergency room. She returned to Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth in 1958 where she served until 1966 as an instructor in medical/surgical nursing and obstetrics supervisor. From 1966-1969, Sister Ernan served as Director of Health Service at the College of Saint Teresa in Winona. From January to April 1969 she pursued studies in gerontology through the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in preparation for her ministry as Administrator of Sacred Heart Hospice, Austin, where she served from 1969 to 1980. Following her ministry at Sacred Heart Hospice, Sister Ernan obtained a Clinical Pastoral Education Certificate through St. Francis Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wis., after which she joined the Pastoral Care staff at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester until her retirement in 1989.

Sister Ernan is survived by her Franciscan Congregation with whom she shared life for 65 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, Assisi Heights, Rochester. Friends may call at Assisi Heights for the Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 and before the time of the service on Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to the Sisters of St. Francis, Office of Benefactor Relations at Assisi Heights, 1001 14th St. NE Ė Suite 100, Rochester, MN 55901.

[Austin Daily Herald online, June 22, 2009]

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George Dahl


George Dahl, age 60, of Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died on June 19, 2009, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Olmsted county, Minnesota.

He was born on July 22, 1948, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, the son of Henry and Martha Johanna (Grosland) Dahl. He lived in St. Louis Park, Rochester and then Austin as a child. He attended school in Austin. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. George was a civic minded and politically active in trying to achieve social reform nationally, statewide and in Austin. George was an accomplished musician and the interest and ability was evident from early childhood. He played in several bands over the years in, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Brainerd and Austin, including the Cracker Jack Band and Radio Cats, now performing as Plan B. He was a drummer and in his later years, spent many hours playing his guitar. George returned to Austin in 1984. He was one of the founderís of the Hambone Blues Jam held annually in Austin since 2001.

He is survived by his daughter, Jane Beck, Wilmington, N.C.; mother, Martha Dahl, Austin; half-brothers, Stanley Estes and special friend, June Varner, Little Falls and E. Dean (Mary) Estes, Avondale, Arizona; sister-in-law, Beverly Estes, Northwood, Iowa; several aunts and uncles; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Dahl and half-brother, Maynard Estes.

Memorials services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Todd Portinga, Associate of Ministry, officiating. Interment will be held at Hill Crest Cemetery in Albert Lea. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at St. Olaf Lutheran Church on Wednesday. The Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald online, June 22, 2009]

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Everett Theodore Lunde


Everett Theodore Lunde, 98, of Austin died on June 19, 2009 at Austin Medical Center in Austin, Mower county, Minnesota.

He was born May 8, 1911 in Austin to Albert and Anne (Viste) Lunde. Everett graduated from Austin High School and began working for the George A. Hormel Co. in Austin. He was married to Dorothy M. Matthews on May 15, 1937 at the Matthews family home in Austin. Everett worked for the Hormel for 47 years, ending his career as the Property Accountant at the time of his retirement in 1975. For 16 years the Lundeís wintered in Arizona. He was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Austin, Fidelity Lodge #39 AF & AM, Austin Chapter #14 RAM, St. Bernardís Commandry, the Osman Shrine Temple, and the Osman Temple Oriental Band and had been a past patron of the O.E.S. He was also a member of the Austin Elks Club, BPOE #414 for over 60 years. Among his hobbies, Everett enjoyed coin collecting, woodworking and photography and cameras.

Everett is survived by sons; Ralph (Barbara) Lunde, Montevideo, Minn., James (Gwen) Lunde, Minneapolis, Minn.; granddaughters, Virginia and Kenny Mayne, Ipswich, Mass., Ann Margo Lunde, Montevideo, Minn., Sarah and Brian Larson, Hugo, Minn., Rachel and Kelly Merta, Seattle, Wash.; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy in 2002; brothers, Oscar and Kenny; sister, Frances and an infant sister.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at The Christ Episcopal Church with Father Ben Scott and the Reverend Lynn Adwell officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and for one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

[Austin Daily Herald online, June 22, 2009]

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Allan E. Dee, 60, died unexpectedly this morning at St. Olaf Hospital after suffering a heart attack.

A retired employee of George A. Hormel & Co., he resided at 307 10th Ave. NW.

A sister, Mrs. Karl (Alice) Lindstaedt, Austin survives.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday.

[Austin Daily Herald - Monday, Feb. 6, 1967]

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Lora Finbraaten


Item #1:

Mrs. Lora Finbraaten, 83, died Saturday at Community Nursing Home, Stacyville.

She resided at 400 7th Pl. NW and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Loretta) Johnson, Mrs. Carl (Enid) Gilbertson, Austin; a son, Joy Finbraaten, Austin; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ivie Bell, Austin; two nieces; and one nephew.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday.

[Austin Daily Herald, Monday, Feb. 6, 1967]


FINBRAATEN - Funeral services for Mrs. Lora Finbraaten will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Jordan Mortuary until noon Tuesday and at the church one hour before the service.

[Austin Daily Herald - Monday, Feb. 6, 1967]

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Kathleen Louise (nee Stark) Anderson




Obituary image from Austin Daily Herald, Monday, Feb. 6, 1967

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Elsa Krey

died 1967

KREY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Elsa Krey, 1008 13th Ave. SW, will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Worlein Funeral Home and one at 2:30 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, Dodge Center.

Martin Kirsch will be officiating with interment at Riverside Cemetery, Dodge Center.

Friends may . . . .

Austin Daily Herald, Monday, Feb. 6, 1967

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Emily Steigerwald

(died 1967)

STEIGERWALD - Funeral services for Emily (Mrs. Casper) Steigerwald, 78, of Dexter, who died Friday at a hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dexter Methodist Church. Rev. Russell Lindsay officiating.

Interment will be in Dexter Cemetery. Friends may call at Burrington Funeral Chapel, Grand Meadow, until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour before the service.

[Austin Daily Herald, Monday, Feb. 6, 1967]

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(died 1967)

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Mrs. Mary Nockleby, 91, 311 7th St. SW, died this morning at St. Olaf Hospital.

She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Clarence (Hilma) Nockleby; Mrs. Chester (Dorothy) Nockleby; both of Austin; one granddaughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Gay) Mathias, Hibbing; two great-grandchildren, Julie and Scott; two sisters. Mrs. Clara Basness; Mrs. Serena Dalager; one brother, Henry Braatem; all of Austin.

Services with be Tuesday in Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald - Saturday, January 14, 1967]

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NOCKLEBY - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Nockleby, 311 7th St. SW, will be Tuesday, 1:30 P.M. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Rev. Harvey Johnson officiating. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

[Austin Daily Herald - Saturday, January 14, 1967]

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Mrs. Oscar Johnson

(died 1966)

JOHNSON - Funeral services for Mrs. Oscar Johnson, 109 3rd St. SE, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church, Northwood, Iowa. Interment will be in Sunset Cemetery, Northwood. Friends may call at the Jordan Mortuary from 7 p.m. Friday until 9 p.m. Sunday and at the church from 10 a.m. Monday until time of service.

[Austin Daily Herald - Thur., Oct. 6, 1966]

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(died 1966)

Nels M. Nelson, 89, died Wednesday night at Meadow Manor, Grand Meadow, Minnesota.

A retired farmer, he resided at Grand Meadow and is survived by three children, Mrs. Mabel Johnson, Albert Nelson, Grand Meadow, Elgar Nelson, Dallas, Oregon; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday.

[Austin Daily Herald - Thur., Oct. 6, 1966]

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Eva Felch


Eva Felch, daughter of Irvin and Emma Weber Loomis, was born on a farm in Marshall Township, October 8, 1887.

She attended elementary school in Elkton, Minnesota, and after her graduation from high school, she attended the University of Southern Minnesota in Austin in 1908 and in 1920 she was united in marriage with Oscar Felch. They have resided in Windom Township since their marriage.

Mrs. Felch was employed as a secretary in the Clerk of Court Office and for the County Auditor Office for a number of years. She was a member of Sterling Christian Church, WCTC, the Women's Christian Fellowship of the church, a life member of the Mower County Pioneer Assn, and at the time of her death she was serving as secretary of the Alumni Association of the University of Southern Minnesota.

Mrs. Felch passed away at St. Olaf Hospital on the morning of November 4, after a short illness.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 6 at 2:30 P.M. at Sterling Christian Church., Rev Donald McCord officiating. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery with George Morse, David Morse, Paul Hullman, Duane Olson, Donald Angell and Howard Angell serving as bearers.

Mrs. Felch is survived by her husband, Oscar; two sisters, Mrs. Flora Baxter and Mrs. Lanra Snyder, Austin and several nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mrs. Frances Kearns; a brother J.[?] Loomis.

[Austin Daily Herald Tue. Nov 8 , 1966]

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George James Koval


George James Koval, 89, died on June 24, 2009 at Sacred Heart Care Center where he lived for 4 1/2 years.

George was born Dec. 24, 1919 in Laurel Run, Penn. He married the love of his life, Gertrude Gendler, in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. on Feb. 5, 1949. Out of this love two daughters were born, Virginia Ann (married to David Enfield) of Brooklyn Park, Minn. and Cheryl Marie (married to Raymond Remington) of Austin. George has no grandchildren, but loved his grandcats, Puddie Enfield, Keike, Larry and LaRee Remington.

In addition to his daughters, survivors include a sister, Ruth Grula, Wilkes-Barre TWP, Penn.; many nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and his family at Sacred Heart Care Center, his very special CNAs that loved him very much, the nursing staff that helped him to get to his ever lasting peace.

George came to Austin after leaving the Atlanta, Georgiaís professional baseball team to play here in Austin for the Packers. He was a star pitcher. He was a Sargeant in the U.S. Marine Corps serving on the U.S.S. WASP where he was a plank owner. He was a father first, a marine second and a baseball player third. He had a long career at Hormel Foods where he worked in shipping and the engine room. This is what made George Koval who he was. He had a wonderful and full life that only few can dream of having.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude G. Koval; brothers, Nicholas, Mike, John, Russell, Steve, Karl; sisters, Mary and Kate, all from Laurel Run, Penn.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law from the Pennsylvania area; parents, Ann and Frank Koval from Laurel Run, Penn.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2009 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91 and the United States Marine Corps. Casketbearers will be the people who loved him most and carried his heavy burden of Parkinson's diesease for him, his daughters and their husbands. Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, June 26, 2009

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Lorraine F. Sheedy


Lorraine F. Sheedy, age 90, of Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, died on June 25, 2009 at St. Mark's Lutheran Home where she was a resident.

Lorraine was born June 14, 1919 in Hayfield, Minnesota, to Oscar and Gina Fossum. She graduated from Hayfield High School. On Nov. 19, 1945 she was united in marriage to Francis Sheedy at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1984. Lorraine was a homemaker and a devoted farm wife. She was also a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church in Austin.

Survivors include a brother, Elmer Fossum, Austin; sister-in-law, Genevieve Reagan, Austin; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents; twin sister, Frances; brother Leonard and wife Hazel Fossum; sisters, Myrtle and husband, Nobel Ausrud, Hazel and husband Art Anderson; sister-in-law, Lorraine Fossum; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lee and Blanche VanPelt, Leo and Helen Wehner, Dorothy and Leo Sheedy, Bernard Reagan.

A funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2009 at St. Edward's Catholic Church with Father Joe Fogal officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Austin Daily Herald, June 26, 2009

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Mary Paulson Fedson


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Former Resident of St. Ansgar Dies at Residence in Austin

ST.ANSGAR - Mrs. Mary Fedson who was a resident of St. Ansgar for many years died Saturday at her home at Austin, Minnesota, of influenza and complications.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs Jeunie Kierkman and Mrs. Adel Tollefson of Austin, and a son, Endrup of Lyle, Minnesota.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Jordan Funeral Home of Austin and interment was in the St. Ansgar Cemetery.

[Mason City Globe-Gazette - Tuesday, April 18, 1939]

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Mary M. (nee Paulson) Fedson


Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon from the Jordan mortuary at Austin, Minnesota for Mrs. Mary Fedson, 84 years of age, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adel Tollefson, at Austin, Minnesota Saturday morning, April 15. Interment was in the St. Ansgar, Iowa cemetery.

Mary M. Paulson was born in Denmark, May 3, 1855. She was baptized in infancy and confirmed at an early age in the Lutheran church. She came with her family to America when a girl of 14 and settled near St. Ansgar, Iowa where she grew to womanhood. On October 19, 1876, she was married to Christian Fedson.

Five children were born to Mr. & Mrs. Fedson, three of whom survive: Mrs. Johanna Kirkman of Ames, Iowa; Nels E. Fedson of Lyle, Minnesota; and Mrs. Adel Tollefson of Austin, Minnesota.

Ten years after their marriage, Mr. Fedson returned to Denmark taking the entire family with him. There the youngest son, Adolph, died at the age of 4 and the oldest son, Anders, contracted a cold on the return trip and died 2 weeks after they returned home. Mr. Fedson died in a railroad accident enroute to Chicago in 1902. Mr. & Mrs. Fedson had celebrated their silver wedding anniversary shortly before the tragic death.

Mrs. Fedson continued to live in St. Ansgar until 16 years ago when she went to Austin to make her home with her daughter. Twelve years ago she fell, breaking her hip, an accident which put an end to the marked activity of her life. Up to this time, she had been blessed with health and vitality which enabled her to work, to travel and enjoy the pleasures and fullness of life.

But through sorrow, loss and the handicap of her own lameness, she was able to remember the health and active joys of other years and she never complained. It was these unselfish qualities which made her greatly beloved not only by her children, but by all who came in contact with her.

She loved to travel, had crossed the ocean several times and made many trips to California. She loved nature and was especially fond of flowers. She loved people, the old, the young and little children. She understood their problems and was able to give counsel and sympathy. Many who came to her to offer her comfort in time of trouble went away inspired and enthused by her gallant spirit, her cheer and courage. She was an extensive reader of books and current literature and few were better informed on world and national events than she. Her death rounded out more than four score years of useful and beautiful life. She was ill a week with the flu.

Among those from here who attended the funeral were Mrs. H. B. Hanson, Miss Anna Olsen, Dr. R. W. Rogers, Mrs. Nina Jackson, Nellie Reierson, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Kleinwort, Mrs. George Tollefson, Luther Tollefson, Mr. and Mrs. J.P.Lund, Justin Lund, and Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Hansen of Otranto.

(From the St. Ansgar Enterprise - April 1939)

Transcribed by Deidre Badker, 2006

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Mrs. Fred (Ann Delia Monahan) Warrington


Funeral services were held Tuesday morning Oct. 25, 1966 for a St. Ansgar area resident, Mrs. Fred Warrington, 81, who died Saturday, Oct. 22, at Mitchell County Memorial Hospital, Osage, Iowa. Mrs. Warrington had been in failing health the past year.

Rev. John Moran, pastor, was in charge of services at St. Ansgar Catholic Church. Arrangements were made by C.R. Champion and Sons, Osage. Burial was in St. Ansgar Cemetery.

Ann Delia Monahan was born on October 17, 1885, at Austin, the daughter of James and Mary Monahan. She graduated from the Austin Schools and taught rural school in this area.

Her marriage to Fred Warrington took place Dec. 18, 1920 [??], and they established their home near St. Ansgar.

Mrs. Warrington is survived by her husband, Fred; two children, Mrs. Francis Bennerman [??] (Marcene), McIntire, Charles of St. Ansgar; 12 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mae Felding, Austin; and two brothers, James L. Monahan, St. Paul and J. E. Monahan, Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald -- Nov. 8, 1966]

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Henry Gustav Dahl





Henry G. Dahl, 65, Lyle businessman for 55 years, died at St. Olaf Hospital Tuesday night. He had been a patient there for about one week.

Dahl sold notions door to door to earn money to attend the business classes at the St. Ansgar Seminary. In 1902 he started work at the Lyle Drug Store and entered the hardware business with John Schumacher in 1901.

He was associated with C. J. Culbertson, A.O. Nelson and N. E. Fedson who succeeded Schumacherís partnership. Fedson sold his share in 1942 to Dahlís son, Lloyd. At the time of his death, Dahl, his son Lloyd, and grandson Glenn were associated in the store.

Dahl was honored by the Minnesota Implement Dealers Assn. on his golden anniversary in business and by the Estwing Manufacturing Company, a supplier of Dahlís store, on the 55th anniversary.

Dahl is survived by his son, Lloyd, two daughters, Mrs. Paul Ross of Alberta, Canada, and Mrs. Serling Krause, of Lyle, three brothers, Arthur Dahl and L. F. Dahl, Austing, and T. J. Dahl, Lyle, a sister, Mrs. N. E. Fedson, Austin, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are being made by the Worlein Funeral Home.

[Austin Daily Herald - Wednesday, November 14, 1956]


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Leonard Brownlow



LeRoy, Minn. -- Leonard Brownlow, 32, son of Mrs. William Brownlow, died Friday at his farm home near here after an illness of several months. He lived on the farm all his life. Besides his mother he leaves three brothers.

Funeral services will he held at LeRoy Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Monday, the Rev. R. Christenson officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.

(Mason City Globe-Gazette, May, 5, 1945)

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Adam Philip Krug



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Edna Louise (nee Tonder) Meyer



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Kermit C. Lestrude


Feb. 6, 1912 - Mar. 12, 1977**

Buried in Red Oak Grove Cemetery.

[Albert Lea Tribune; published Monday, March 14, 1977]

**Birth date from Soc. Sec. Death Index.

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Lucy Christopherson


Obit from Austin Daily Herald, 9/19/1977

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