MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 104

 

 

Mary K. (nee Frayser) Williams

1914-2000

Mary K. Williams, 85, of Apple Valley, and formerly of the Austin, Minnesota, and Welcome area died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000 at the Apple Valley Health Care Center in Apple Valley, Minn.

She was born Feb. 12, 1914 in Birds Point, Mississippi County, Mo. to Eugene and Della (Price) Frayser. She attended school in Iowa and later graduated from Fairmont High School in 1932. Mary was employed at Woolworths Department Store in Fairmont. On Aug. 18, 1935 she was united in marriage to LeRoy F. Williams at Fairmont, Minn. After their marriage they lived in Fairmont later Mankato until moving to Austin in 1939. Mary was employed at Younkers, Penny's and Wallace Department Stores in Austin. In 1993 they moved to Apple Valley Health Care Center in Apple Valley. LeRoy died on Oct. 1, 1997.

Mary was a member of the Church of Christ in Austin. He family was very special to her. She greatly enjoyed sewing, doing embroidery work, canning and going up north to their cabin.

She is survived by her son, Lowell Williams and his wife, Kathleen, Apple Valley, Minn.; daughters Karen Westphal and her husband, Warren, Minneapolis and Carol Hartranft and her husband Jack, Elk Hart, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Rubye Callies, Olwein, Iowa; brother-in-law Howard Williams and his wife, Irene, Fairmont, and sister -in-law Benita Mitchell and her husband Donald, Burt, Iowa; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, LeRoy, daughter, Sally Williams Moorehouse; grandchildren Kristen and Timothy Williams, sisters Shirley Hester Bobo, Della Fowler, Sally Doolittle, brother Eugene Frayser; brother-in-law Kenneth Williams and his wife, Verna.

Organist will be Collen Bunge with a duet by Pastor Sherri Sandoz and Karen Westphal

Casket bearers will be Jack Harranft, Warren Westphal, Garry Williams, Todd Williams, Brian Williams.

Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000 at the Kramer Family Funeral Home Chapel in Welcome, Minn. with the Rev. Sherri Sandoz officiating.

Interment: Welcome City Cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call one hour before the services on Wednesday at the Kramer Family Funeral Home in Welcome.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 12, 2000]

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Ressa M. (nee Montgomery)(Luthe) Huisinga

1908-2000

Ressa M. Luthe Huisinga, 91, of 400 15th Ave. SW, Austin, died Thursday evening Jan. 6, 2000, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

She was born Aug. 22, 1908, in Iowa Falls, Iowa, to George and Gertrude (Havens) Montgomery. She married George Luthe on April 5, 1933. George died Sept. 21, 1971. She married Harm Huisinga on June 2, 1973. Harm died on May 16, 1992. Ressa lived on the farm in Lansing Township for several years. For the last few years, she has lived at The Cedars and most recently made St. Mark's her home.

Ressa was a member of Crane Community Chapel and enjoyed crocheting, traveling and fishing.

She is survived by children: Frank and Helma Luthe, Blooming Prairie, Fred and Ardis Luthe, Marshalltown, Iowa, Charles and Barb Luthe, Austin, John and Carol Luthe, Marshalltown, Iowa, Georgia and John Vandenover, Austin; stepchildren, Marlin and Joanne Huisinga, Bellevue, Wash., Gloria and Emory Oleson, Lyle; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and a brother.

Casket bearers will be Laura Richardson, Carl Luthe, Jill Riker, Kim Miner, Jim Luthe and Linda Suarez

Service: 2 p.m. today, Jan. 10, 2000, at Crane Community Chapel with the Rev. Randy Petersen officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery in Austin

Visitation: Friends called at Worlein Funeral Home on Sunday and also may call one hour before the service at the church.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 19, 2000]

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Peter Henry Allas

1914-2000

Peter Henry Allas, 85, of Austin died Thursday, January 6, 2000 at the Austin Medical Center, in Austin, Minnesota.

Peter was bornon February 23, 1914 in Topeka, Kan. to Andrew and Susan (Burkhardt) Allas. They moved to Austin at a young age. He married Gladys Boysen on Feb. 14, 1935 at the St. Olaf Lutheran Parsonage. He served in the 135th Infantry, Co. H., Red Bull Div. out of Austin during World War II. He was a life member of Olaf B. Damm Post No. 1216 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Austin Post No. 91 American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Arnold Brandt Chapter No. 27 and a 50 year member of the Austin Eagles Arie No. 703. He worked for Crane Lumber, Murphy Oil and Wehner Construction Company. He was a stock car driver, an avid fisherman, hunter, bowler, golfer and a golden gloves boxer.

He is survived by his wife Gladys Allas, Austin; daughters and sons-in-law Gloria and Dale Njos, Waltham, Barbara Hofius, Owatonna, Sandra and John Nelson, Austin, Susan and Donald Madison, Austin, Debra and Robert Watkins, Austin; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Adam and Marion Allas, Lansing; Sylvester Allas, Austin; sisters and brother-in-law Florentina an John Frien, Austin; Rose Marie Allas, Cedar Falls, Iowa; sisters-in-law Luella Allas, Austin, Margarite Kuhn, Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step mother Elizabeth Kuhn Allas, three brothers, two sisters, two grandchildren and two sons-in-law.

Honorary casket bearers Janelle Potter, Janice Hofius, Eric Condit, Matt Watkins, Peter Watkins and David Madison.

Casket bearers Jerry Bissell, Jody Bissell, Jeff Hofius, Eric Condit, Matt Watkins, Peter Watkins and David Madison.

Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. James I. Mikkelson officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery with Olaf B. Damm Post No, 1216 VFW and Austin Post No. 91 American Legion in charge of military rites.

Visitation: Friends may call at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 5-7 p.m. Friday and at the church for one hour before the service on Saturday.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 7, 2000]

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John Herman Loock

1927-2000

John Herman Loock, 72, of Austin, Minnesota, died on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at his home.

He was born April 10, 1927 in Lindorf, Germany, to Claus and Anna (Meyer) Loock. John came to the United States when he was one year old and resided in Henning, Minnesota. There he graduated from high school in 1945 and then enlisted in the United States Army. After the army he went to college at Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Neb. and graduated in 1952. He taught school at St. Peter's Lutheran School in Arlington Heights, Ill. from 1952-1955 and at Luther South High School in Chicago, Ill. from 1956-1958.

On Sept. 6, 1959 he married Miriam A. Klein in Chicago, Ill. After their marriage they moved to Austin where he worked for Swan Millwork from 1958-1960. He then was in partnership with Hagstrom and Loock from 1960-1970, and then started his own business of Loock Construction from 1970-1997. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Austin and was involved in many church activities. He enjoyed to hunt and fist and work in his garden.

He is survived by his wife Miriam Loock, Austin; daughters Sandra Loock, Holmen, Wis., Pam Loock, Des Moines, Iowa; son and daughter-in-law David and Sheri Loock, Creve Coeur, Mo.; two grandchildren; aunts Tena Stueve and Tina Meyer, both of Henning, Minn.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Joan Loock in 1960, and a brother Henry Loock.

Casket bearers will be Warren Rector, James Tweet, Gerhardt Stueve, David Hagstrom, David Jackson, John Magnuson.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Robert Stohlmann officiating. Organist will be Robert Goetz

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

Visitation: Friends may call at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4-7 p.m. Sunday and one hour before the service at the church.

There will be no reviewal.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 7, 2000]

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Myrtle L. Perry

1911-2000

Myrtle L. Perry, 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died yesterday, Jan. 6, 2000 at St. Marks Lutheran Home.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Ruth and Robert Rice, Austin; sons and daughters-in-law Dale and Shirley Rosenthal, Austin, Jon and Jean Rosenthal, Austin, Jerry and Rhonda Rosenthal, Freemont, Neb.; 10 grand children; many great-grandchildren; step sons and step daughter-in-law John Perry, Austin, Duane and Doo Perry, Lansing; many step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Mrs. Margaret Carle, Austin; two special friends Bill Finkelson, Austin and Gladys O'Shaughnessy, Austin; many nieces, nephews, step nieces and nephews.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000 at St. Marks Lutheran Home Chapel with the Rev. James I. Mikkelson and Paster Greg Mannel officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday and one hour before the service at St. Marks Chapel.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 7, 2000]

The Soc. Sec. Death Index said she was born 22 JUN 1911.

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Vivian J. (nee Haney) Lambertson

1926-1999

Vivian Jean Lambertson, 73, Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, December 29, 1999, at Austin Medical Center.

She was born September 8, 1926 in Austin to Everett and Helen (Reynolds) Haney.

She grew up in the Austin area, attended country school and graduated Austin High School in 1946. She married Cecil Lambertson Oct. 30, 1946. She worked at Hub Cafe in Austin and Hormel Foods Corporation for 22 years in the dairy pak/dry sausage department.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Judy and Gene Storry, Tucson, Ariz., Nancy and Stephen Drees, Austin, Bonnie and Wes Paddack, Austin, Debra Lambertson, Austin, Vickie Freed, Granite City, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law Ardith and Harold Davis, Lansing, Karen and Jack Freese, Grand Meadow; brothers and sisters-in-law Warner and Lois Haney, Apache Junction, Ariz., Everett (Stanley) and Verla Haney, Utah; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Walter and Shirley VanPelt, Austin, Murriel and Irene Lambertson, Grove City, Vivian Lambertson, Stewert, Minn., Gladys Nyberg, Ulen, Minn, Eleanor Erstad, Glyndon, Minn, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Cecil Lambertson, daughters Lynda Lambertson and Carol Garcia, sister Leona (Toni) VanPelt.

Service: 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2000 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Casket bearers will be Brent Drees, Keith VanPelt, Wade Drees, Kenneth Haney, Reynaldo Drees, Mark Campana. Organist will be Mary Lou Rysavy and soloist will be Erin Schumacher.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery

Visitation: 4-8 p,n, today Sunday, January 2, 2000, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, January 3, 2000, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary of Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 2, 2000]

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Naomi W. (nee Reimers) Braaten

1922-2000

Naomi W. Braaten, 77, of Albert Lea, Minnesota, died Jan. 24, 2000 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

Naomi was born June 29, 1922, the daughter of Frederick and Edith (Wolters) Reimers in Jamestown, N.D., the first of 10 brothers and sisters. She graduated from Austin High School. Naomi was united in marriage to Chester Braaten on Sept. 19, 1942 in Austin, Minn. Naomi worked at the Dairy Bar in Maple Island, then managed North Star Restaurant, in Austin. She was a member of the Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, and the Naomi Circle. Naomi was an avid reader, and enjoyed crocheting.

She is survived by her husband Chester, Albert Lea; children Judy and her husband Dennis Moen, Lake Stevens, Wash., David and his wife Mary Braaten, Albert Lea; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; brothers Cecil Reimers, Robert Reimers, Lloyd Reimers; sisters Phyllis Jensen, Ione Nerby Leeman, Ardith Erickson, and Teri Johnston.

Naomi was preceded in death by her parents; grandson Don Moen, and brothers Basil and Charles Reimers.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000 at the Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church,

Interment: Red Oak Grove Cemetery.

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000 at the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church

[Austin Daily Herald, Thursday, January 25, 2000]

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Mayer Skogeboe

1909-2000

Mayer Skogeboe, 91, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at Burr Oak Manor in Austin. He was born on January 13, 1909**.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters and sons-in-law Marilyn and Burton Skare, Machesney Park, Ill., Sandra and Maynard Bothun, Cary, N.C.; sons and daughter-in-law, Sam and Judy Skogeboe, Austin, Jerrold Skogeboe, Rockford, Ill.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Myrtle Chentland, Story City, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.

Service: 10:30 Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor James I. Mikkelson officiating. Neal Erickson will be the organist.

Interment: Grandview Memorial Gardens in Austin.

Visitation: Friends may call at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. and at the church one hour before the service.

The family prefers memorials to St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

[Austin Daily Herald, Thursday, January 24, 2000]

** From Social Security Death Index.

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Myrtle E. (nee Rogne) Harding

1913-2000

Myrtle E. Harding, 86, of Adams, Mower county, Minnesota, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 at the Adams Health Care Center.

She was born May 4, 1913 in rural Adams, Minnesota, to Serverin and Rosy (Knutson) Rogne.

She was baptized on June 8, 1913 and confirmed May 15, 1927 at Little Cedar Lutheran Church. she attended school in Adams, She married Lenard Harding on May 5, 1930 in Austin. She was a member of Little Cedar Lutheran Church. Most of her life was devoted to helping others.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Betty and Marby Jr. Taylor, Spring Valley, Minn.; son and daughter-in-law Roger and Theresa Harding, Nashua, Iowa; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister Sadie Johnson, Hayfield; brother-in-law Arnold Asper, Mitchell, S.D., nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters, husband, and daughter Darla Taylor.

Honorary bearers will be Rachel Dahl and Amber Lynn Conlan.

Casket bearers will be Derek Grabau, Darin Grabau, Duane Grabau, Scott Reese, Raymond Reese Jr., Alan Humiston.

Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000 at Little Cedar Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard Kastner officiating.

Interment: Little Cedar Lutheran Cemetery in Adams.

Visitation: Friends may call at Adams Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and on Wednesday at Little Cedar Lutheran Church one hour before the service.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 17, 2000]

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Thelma Ruth Idell (nee Shoden) Dean

1923-2000

Thelma Ruth Idell Dean, 76, 455 Second Street Southeast, Prairie Villa I, Blooming Prairie, died Thursday morning, December 30, 1999, at Prairie Manor.

She was born Jan. 10, 1923, in Pleasant Grove Township, Minn. to Carl and Ruth (Hart) Shoden. She married Fredrick Dean February 23, 1945. they were married for 54 years. They lived in Rochester, on a farm near Hayfield and later moved into Hayfield. For the last eight or nine years they lived in Blooming Prairie.

She is survived by children Janet Fitzgerald, Byron, June and Rory Zelinske, Mantorville, Margie and Robert Blood, Kasson, Mark Dean, Waseca, Nancy Dean, Blooming Prairie; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law Isabel and Cleo Bucholz, Rochester, Ted and Maxine Shoden, Owatonna, LaVaine and Donna Shoden, Austin, Woodrow and Rosemary Shoden, Rochester, step-brothers and step-sisters.

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

Service: 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2000 at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with the Rev. Richard Hegal officiating. Mary Goff is the soloist accompanied by Ardis Knutson on the organ.

Interment: Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield. The children will be casket bearers.

Visitation: Friends may call one hour before the service only at the church.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 2, 2000]

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Raymond John Weber

1922-2000

Raymond John Weber, 77, Rochester, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

He was born on October 30, 1922 in Stacyville, Mitchell county, Iowa. He married Grace E. Diggins on Oct. 30, 1946 in Austin.

He farmed in St. Ansgar, Iowa until 1955. They moved to Mukwonago, Wis. where he worked as a machinist until 1960. They moved to Austin and he worked as a machinist at A & S Parts until 1971 and then worked for the Austin Public School System until 1987. The couple then moved to Rochester where they operated a Day Care Service until present date.

He was a member of Pax Christi Church in Rochester and he enjoyed remodeling homes and carpentry work.

He is survived by his wife Grace; sons Ronald Weber, Rochester, Gary Weber, Rochester; daughters Karen Weber, Rochester, Debra (Mrs. Paul) Hancq, Clifton, Va.; two grandchildren; brother Arthur Weber, Staceyville, Iowa; sister Regina (Mrs. Frank) Klecker, Owatonna.

He was preceded in death by a brother and sister.

Service: 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, Rochester.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery in Austin with graveside service at 2 p.m.

Visitation: Prayer service at 7 p.m. on Friday at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. and from 9-10 at the church Saturday.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 20, 2000]

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Mary (nee Krofta) White

c1937-2000

Mary White, 62, of 138 Clinton Street, Mapleview, died Monday evening, January 17, 2000 at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

She is survived by her husband Eugene White, Mapleview; son Chris White, Howard Lake, Minn; a brother and sister-in-law Fred and Patti Krofta, Mapleview; sisters and a brother-in-law Margaret Braaten, Albert Lea, Diane Anfinson, Albert Lea, Rose Morales, Northfield, Rita and Gary Southwick, Rochester; mother Catherine Krofta, Austin; many dearly beloved nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father Anton Krofta

Service: A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, 2000 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating.

Visitation: There will be a 4 p.m. CCW Rosary and a 7 p.m. wake service on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-8 p.m. and also from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 20, 2000]

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Lila L. Maloney

c1912-2000

Lila L. Maloney, 87, a resident of the Twin Towers, died Sunday, January 16, 2000 at Burr Oak Manor.

She is survived by a special sister-in-law Florence Maloney, Austin; a sister-in-law Lola Maloney, Kent, Wash.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 at Fellowship United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Toschak officiating.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery

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

[Austin Daily Herald, January 18, 2000]

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Judith (nee Johnson) Northness

1906-2000

Judith A. Northness, 93, formerly of Austin, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 at St. John's Lutheran Home in Albert Lea.

She was born June 14, 1906 in Millbank, S.D., to John and Anne (Aarsvald) Johnson.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She attended school in Millbank, S.D. Her family moved to Minnesota in 1918. She married Morris Northness on Oct. 24, 1928 in Ostrander, Minn. He died in 1969 and Judith moved to Austin a year later. The past six years she has been a resident of St. John's Lutheran home in Albert Lea. She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Austin. She was dubbed the "Traveling Grandmother" by her family because she went from Minnesota to California and California to Florida spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law Twila Johnson, Sacramento, Calif., Geraldine and Forest Moses, Homestead, Fla., six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Esther Johnson, Austin; Juletta and Earl Wilder, LeRoy, Minn; special niece Marian Everson, Albert Lea; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two grandsons, five sisters, two brothers and a son-in-law.

Honorary bearers will be Scott Johnson, Forrest Moses, Larry Swenson, Ellwood Thoreson, Harold Halverson.

Casket bearers Kevin Johnson, Eric Swenson, Peder Johnson, Mike Wilder, Gene Wilder, Paul Soli

Organist will be Ruth Monson

Soloist will be Kaye Perry

Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000 at Clasen-Jordan Chapel with the Rev. Dan Kahl officiating.

Interment: LeRoy Lutheran Cemetery in LeRoy.

Visitation: Friends may call on Tuesday at the mortuary one hour before the service.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 17, 2000]

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Eleanore A. Tix

1904-2000

Eleanore A. Tix, 95, of 300 First Ave. NW, died Friday, January 14, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Olmsted county, Minnesota. She was born on May 19, 1904**.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Sally Stocker, New Prague, nieces and nephews including special nieces Elizabeth Hein of Rolling Meadows, Ill., and Carol Brown of Bloomington, and special friends Frank and Judy Gerlach, Austin.

Service: A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17 at Mayer Funeral Home, with Fr. Virgil Duellman of Queen of Angels Catholic Church officiating.

Visitation: There will be a 10:45 a.m. Rosary at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call one hour before the service Monday.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery

[Austin Daily Herald, January 17, 2000]

**Soc. Sec. Death Index

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Dale A. Johnson

1921-2000

Dale A. Johnson, 78 of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, January 13, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester. Dale was born on August 13, 1921**.

Survivors include wife, Vlasta Johnson, Austin; daughter and sons-in-law, Darlene and Bob Muilenburg, Hollandale, Diane and Mike Runtsch, Forest Lake, Deloris and Steve Ashton, Blooming Prairie; nine grandsons; brothers and sisters in law, Burnette and Betty Johnson, Mesa, Ariz., Arnold and Norma Johnson, Mapleview, Charles Johnson, Austin; and nieces and nephews.

Service: 11 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2000, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.

Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and one hour before services Monday at the church.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary of Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 18, 2000]

** Soc. Sec. Death Index.

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Leonard Charles Malecek

1932-2000

Leonard Charles Malecek, age 67, of Dexter, Mower county, Minnesota, died Wednesday, Janaury 11, 2000 at his residence.

He was born October 29, 1932 in Algona, Iowa. He attended school in Britt, Iowa graduating in 1950. He joined the United States Army and served from 1955 to 1957.

He worked for the National Ayshire Cattle Association serving as their field representative. He sang with the Forte-Milers singing group and achieved his dream of going on an African Safari.

He is survived by a brother Edward L. Malecek of Forest Lake, Minn.; sister Adeline (Mrs. Gene) Snyder, Grand Meadow.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 at St. Finbarr Catholic Church with the Rev. Russell Scepaniak officiating.

Interment: At the church cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the HindtHutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow. There will be a prayer service at 6:30.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 18, 2000]

Actual birth and death dates from Soc. Sec. Death Index.

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Doris L. (nee Palmer) McGee

1915-2000

Doris L. McGee, age 84, a former Rose Creek resident, died Wednesday morning, January 12, 2000 at the Bear Creek Care Center in Rochester.

Doris L. Palmer was born to Sebastian I. and Edith E. (Belmer) Palmer on March 27, 1915 in Ceylon, Minn. She later graduated from Ceylon High School as valedictorian. On April 6, 1935, she was united in marriage with to Emmett McGee at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They lived in Austin until 1947 when they purchased a home in Clayton Township near Taopi, Minn.

After retiring, they made their home in Rose Creek and in 1992, they moved to what is now Bear Creek Care Center in Rochester.

Her husband worked for more than 38 years at Hormel Foods in Austin. He preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1993.

She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Rose Creek. She belonged to the Friendly Garden Club and received many awards for her flower arrangements. She enjoyed candlemaking, writing poetry and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Joseph and Dorothy McGee, Kenyon; four daughters and sons-in-law: Nancy (Lawrence) Theobald, Adams, Nadine Spencer, Thornton, Colo., Jan (Mike) Seidel, Herbster, Wis., Pamela (Mrs. Patrick) Schultz, St. Croix Falls, Wis.; step sons Gerald McGee, Rochester, Charles McGee, Richland, Wash.; stepdaughters Katie (Mrs. Everett) Hays, Austin, Rita Hummel, Bloomington; 23 grandchildren; 21 step grandchildren; many great and great-great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Ruth (Mrs. Morris) Wicks, Custer, S.D.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband Emmett McGee; daughter Jacqueline; stepdaughter Mercedes; two grandsons; four brothers, three sisters.

Service: A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Rose Creek with Father Ruben Spinler officiating.

Interment: St. Peter's Cemetery.

Visitation: There will be a 6:30 p.m. wake service at Mayer Funeral Home on Friday where friends may call from 4-7 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 13, 2000]

Additional information from Soc. Sec. Death Index.

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Joseph O. Johnson

1940-2000

Joseph O. Johnson, 95, formerly of LeRoy, died on Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at the Ostrander nursing home where he had resided for the past few years.

Joe was born September 17, 1940 to John Johnson and Martha Prestegard Johnson on the home farm near LeRoy where he lived his entire life. He was confirmed in Norwegian at the Bethany Lutheran Church in LeRoy Township. Joe enjoyed sports, reading and politics, serving on the township board for many years. He was quite mechanical and though a quiet man he was known in the neighborhood as someone who could fix anything and was always glad to help. Joe never married but helped to raise two generations of Johnson children on the family farm.

Joe is survived by two sister-in-laws Norma Johnson, Austin and Clara Johnson, Minneapolis; nieces Martha (Sid) Fister, Lyle and Helen (Daryl) Stearns, Belle Foushe, S.D.; nephews Norman (Pat) Johnson, Winona and Gary (Sharon) Johnson, Austin.

Private family services will be held Friday at the LeRoy Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Kolden of the LeRoy Lutheran Church officiating. There will be no visitation or reviewal. The body was cremated.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 12, 2000]

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Leon L. Peterson

1916-2000

Leon L. Peterson, 83, of 2104 Oakland Ave. East, Austin, Minnesota, died on Friday, January 7, 2000, at the home of his daughter in Carbondale, Kansas. Leon was born on October 22, 1916.**

Survivors include a son, Gary L. Peterson, Daytona Beach, Florida; two daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy and Peter Kavula, Rochester, Dianne Tracy, Carbondale, Kan.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Blanche and Everett "Bud" Hertle, Austin, Dorothy and Earl Brugger, Austin, Fern Everson, Austin, LaVonne Pell, Austin.

Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Crane Community Chapel with the Revs. Randy Peterson and Joe Matt officiating.

Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Mayer Funeral Home of Austin and also one hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home of Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 19, 2000]

**Additional information from Social Security Death Index.

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Alfred S. Gilgenbach

1916-2000

Alfred S. Gilgenbach, 83, Adams, Mower county, Minnesota, died Friday evening, January 7, 2000, at Adams Health Care Center.

Alfred was born on April 20, 1916, at Taopi, Minn., the son of John and Mary (Fasbender) Gilgenbach. He attended country school and was married to Anna Margaret Jax on Oct. 1, 1940, at St. John's Catholic Church at Johnsburg. They farmed in the area until their retirement. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Joann and Pat Flood, Las Cruces, N.M., Louise and Harold Jetson, Spring Grove, Helen and Fred Harvey, Taopi, Rita and Thomas Sundry, Rochester, Sharon and Larry Hayes, Moorhead, Susan and John Winters, Minneapolis; 20 grandchildren; seven grandchildren; a brother, Francis Gilgenbach, Adams; and sisters, Tillie Gilgenbach, Adams, Agnes (Mrs. Roman) Smith, Rochester, Betty (Mrs. Richard) Badger, Rochester.

Casket bearers will be Tom Jetson, Paul Harvey, David Hayes, Nettie Eichhorn, Michael Jetson and Peter Jetson

Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Gregory Leif officiating.

Interment: Sacred Heart Cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call at the Adams Funeral Home from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. There will be a 4 p.m. rosary service and a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at the funeral home today.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 19, 2000]

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Hilda Olson

1906-2000

Hilda L. Olson, 93, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, died this morning, January 7, 2000, at Adams Health Care Center.

Hilda was born July 30, 1906, at Adams, the daughter of Hans and Margit (Lee) Olson. She attended Adams area schools and an art school in Chicago. She worked in retail sales for Dayton Hudson Corp. in Minneapolis. After her retirement, she moved to Adams where she was a member of Little Cedar Lutheran Church and WELCA, an avid gardener and a member of the Garden Club.

She is survived by her sister Ellen White, Seaside, Oregon, nieces Leila Carlson, Ranier, Oregon, Janey Olson, Seaside, Oregon; nephew Robert White, Seaside, Oregon.

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

Service: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at 2:30 p.m. at Little Cedar Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dick Kastner officiating. Organist will be Marjie Meier

Interment: Little Cedar Lutheran Cemetery in Adams.

Visitation: Friends may call at Little Cedar Lutheran Church on Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 7, 2000]

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Margaret A. (nee Tillman) Schaefer

1899-2000

Margaret A. Schaefer, 100, of Adams, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 5, 2000 at the Adams Health Care Center in Adams.

Margaret was born April 13, 1899 at Bryant, S.D., the daughter of Louis and Mary (Loebekke) Tillman. Her mother died shortly after her birth and she was raised by her aunt and uncle, John and Margaret Carey. As a child she moved to the Adams area where she attended school. She was married to Patrick A. Fitzgerald on Oct. 21, 1925 at Sacred heart Catholic Church in Adams, he died on April 12, 1929. On July 1, 1939 she was married to William T. Schaefer at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, he died in 1985. Margaret resided in her childhood home until the time she entered the Adams Health Care Center. She was a home maker who enjoyed birds, gardening, cooking, crocheting and traveling.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Patrick and Gloria Fitzgerald, Albert Lea, Allan and Betty Schaefer, Sun Lakes, Ariz., Thomas and Judy Schaefer, Owatonna, Gerald and Susan Schaefer, Owatonna; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both of her husbands, one brother and one sister.

Casket bearers will be Michael Schaefer, William Schaefer, Patrick Schaefer, Mark Schaefer, Timothy Schaefer and Joe Prihoda.

Service: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Martin Schaefer and the Rev. Gregory Leif officiating. Organist will be Mrs. Helen King

Interment: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Adams.

Visitation: There will be a 4 p.m. Rosary Service and a 7 p.m. Prayer Service on Friday at the Adams Funeral Home, Adams, Minn., where friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday, and at the church for one hour before the service on Saturday.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 6, 2000]

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Donald Francis Kerling

1920-2000

Donald Francis Kerling, 79, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000 at St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault.

Donald was born February 3, 1920 in Canby, Minn. to Mathias and Katharina (Meyer) Kerling. On Jan. 27, 1940 he was united in marriage to Georgette Kephart in Austin, Minn. Donald was a retired employee of Hormel Foods.

Survivors include two sons and two daughters John and Jane Kerling, Lonsdale, Minn., Linda and Todd Hunter, Silvis, Ill., Kathy Penberthy, Hutchinson, Minn., Dan and Aileen Kerling, Olathe, Kan.; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters Leo and Ramona Kerling, Austin, Vernon and Pat Kerling, Sparta, Wis., Albert and Frances Kerling, Green Valley, Ariz., Ed and Vi Kerling, Austin, Lucille and Don Ramlo, Austin, Tillie Schumacher, Austin, Adeline and Clinton Christianson, Blooming Prairie.

He is preceded in death by his wife Georgette, sister, Esther, brother Matt.

Casket bearers will be Mike Hunter, Tim Hunter, David Hunter, Scott Kerling, Steve Kerling, Jim Penberthy, and Bryan Kerling.

Service: 10:30 Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000 at Mayer Funeral Home with Rev. Myrwood Bagne officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91 and V.F.W. No. 1216.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and also one hour before the service on Tuesday.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 5, 2000]

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John P. "Jack" Greeley

c1926-2000

John P. "Jack" Greeley, 73, of 1006 10th St. NW, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999 at the Austin Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife: Harriet Greeley, Austin; son and daughter-in-law Larry and Donna Greeley, Oakland, Minn.; daughters and sons-in-law Rita and Edward Wyss, Dakota, Minn, Cindy Greeley, Owatonna, Cathy Blahnik, Caledonia, VeNila and Darrel Bublitz, Lyle, Callie and Merlin Anderson, Lyle, Becky and Barry Elmore, Tacoma, Wash.; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law Marl and Sam Gazes, San Leandro, Calif., Gale Schneider, Austin, Ronald Harrison, South Milwaukee, Wis.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, 2000 at Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall with Bruce Kunze officiating.

Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 2, 2000]

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James V. Manggaard

1928-2000

James V. Manggaard, 71, of rural Sargeant, Minn., died Wednesday afternoon, December 29, 1999, at Field Crest Care Center, Hayfield, Minnesota.

James was born July 23, 1928 in Centralia, Wash. to Jens and Charlotte (Player) Manggaard. He married Luella Brackmann Aug. 1, 1953 in Addison, Ill. James and Luella lived and farmed in Blooming Prairie, Spring Valley, and moved to Sargeant, Minn. in 1989.

As a retired farmer he loved to travel and he enjoyed farming and scuba diving. He enjoyed being with his sons and going to auctions, and doing farm activities. He was a member of Evanger Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife Luella Manggaard, Sargeant, sons James E. and Therese Manggaard, Sargeant, Daniel and Debra Manggaard, Hayfield, Gary Manggaard, Austin; six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Service: 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2000 at the Evanger Lutheran Church in rural Sargeant, Minn. with the Rev. Paul Hauschild officiating.

Interment: Evanger Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Sargeant

Visitation: Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000 at the Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Hayfield and one hour before the service at the church on Monday.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 2, 2000]

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S. Leonard Coumbe

1910-1999

S. L. "Len" Coumbe of Park Rapids, and formerly of Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died on Thursday, December 30, 1999, at the Heritage Living Center of Park Rapids.

He was born Feb. 13, 1910, in Gilbert, Minn., the son of Ernest and Nellie (Scholar) Coumbe. He graduated from Gilbert High School in 1928 and graduated from Hamline University in 1932. He taught school in LeSeur before becoming Director of Business Affairs for Austin Public Schools in Austin. He held this position until his retirement in 1974. Upon retirement, he was named to the board of directors of Blue Cross/Blue Shield for his expertise in group benefit design.

He married Martha Weegum June 12, 1936 in Hibbing and they raised two children, Connie (Don) Wilkie, Bloomington, and John (Jan) Coumbe, Park Rapids. They had five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several neices and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bill.

Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Heritage Living Center Chapel in Park Rapids. Officiating will be Rev. Gene B. Broughton. Roz Peterson will be the organist.

Interment: Gilbert City Cemetery.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 2, 2000]

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George P. Lickteig

1916-1999

George P. Lickteig, 85, of 2311 Fourth Drive SW, in Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday evening, December 30, 1999 at the Austin Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife Rena Lickteig, Austin, daughters and sons-in-law Connie and Gary Babcock, Mission Viejo, Calif., Nancy and Burt Towne, Austin, Mary Ann and Ron Lueders, Austin; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law Fred and Marion Lickteig, Rose Creek; brother Samuel Lickteig, St. John's Abbey; sisters and brother-in-law Mary Cotter, Austin, Abbey and Leonard Chase, Portland, Ore., Tommie Farnsworth, Yukon, Okla., Rita Lickteig, Austin.

Service: A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, 2000 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Austin, Minnesota.

Visitation: There will be a 7 p.m. wake service on Sunday ant Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-8 p.m. and also from noon - 1 p.m. on Monday.

[Austin Daily Herald, January 2, 2000]

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George Eugene Aanstad

1911-2000

George E. Aanstad, 88, of 411 N. Park Street died Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at Baywood Nursing Home.

George Eugene Aanstad was born in Thief River Falls, Minn. on May 2, 1911, the son of Hans L. and Rose (Soglo) Aanstad who were from Norway.

He grew up and attended school in Thief River Falls, Minn. He then attended the University of Minnesota where he was on the freshman football team which later won the National Championship. George graduated from the University of North Dakota.

He married Inga (Ginger) Loken on Nov. 20, 1941 in Thief River Falls, Minn. They were married for 53 years until she died in 1994.

George was veteran of World War II serving with the United States Army. He and his wife Ginger lived in Austin, Minn. for 30 years. There George was President of Our Savior's Lutheran Church for two years and taught Sunday School for 20 years. George loved sports; he played golf, tennis, and horseshoes as often as possible.

George and Inga retired to Ludington in 1980 to live close to their daughter Vicki and her family. In Ludington George was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church where he serviced as president, chairman of Social Ministries, and Sunday School teacher. He was also an active supporter of the Ludington Salvation Army service several years as board secretary. George was regular blood donor for the community.

George was employed by the Internal Revenue Service for 28 years . As a retirement project, he compiled federal tax return forms and instructions for every year the Internal Revenue Service has been in existence and published a book with that information.

Surviving are two daughter Vicki L. (Aanstad) Dorrell, Ludington, Judy A. Aanstad (and husband, Brad Rauschenberg) of Winston Salem, N.C., one brother, Leo (and wife, Dorothy) Aanstad, Anoka; four grandchildren Michael S. and Logan C. Dorrell of Ludington, and Eric and Louisa Rauschenberg of Winston-Salem.

Service: A memorial service was conducted Saturday, March 18 at Emanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Wayne Buskirk officiating.

Interment: Lakeview Cemetery.

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Lakeshore Animal Friends. Envelopes are available at the Dorrell Funeral Home and the Emanuel Lutheran Church.

[Austin Daily Herald, March 22, 2000]

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Duane E. Anderson

c1940-2000

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Duane E. Anderson, 59, of Duluth, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth.

He is survived by his wife, Nancyelaine; daughter Mary Ela Watts; his mother, Maxine Koch; brothers Eugene Anderson, Newton, Iowa and Michael Koch, Austin; four grand children; two great-grandchildren; 10 nieces and nephews and friends all over the world.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Nyberg and his father, Marvin Koch.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at the Austin Masonic Temple, 315 North Main St. Austin, Minn.

Internment: Grandview Memorial Gardens, Highway 218 So., Austin, following memorial service.

The family prefers memorial to the mathematics department Graduate Student Scholarship Fund; York Rite Charity Fund, which supports the hearing clinic for children in Colorado Springs, and the Scottish Rite Clinic for Children with Language Disorders in Duluth.

[Austin Daily Herald, March 24, 2000]

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Duane Anderson, 59

Duane E. Anderson, 59, of Duluth, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth.

He was born in Austin, Minn., graduated from Austin High School, Carleton College in Northfield, and the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. He taught for 32 years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and served as head of the department of mathematics and statistics for 12 years. He started the graduate program in applied and computational mathematics and was a major planner in building the Campus center at UMD. He helped charter the National Honorary Scientific Research Society at UMD, Sigma Xi, and Pi Mu Epsilon, a national honorary mathematics society. He served as vice-president of the St. Louis County Historical Society board of Governors.

Duane was a past Master of Glen Avon Masonic Lodge 306 and was currently Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota. He was Minnesota Mason of the year in 1979 and presided officer of all Duluth York Rite Bodies. Prior to his death he was Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Minnesota. He served as head of Rose Croix and Council of Kadosh in the Scottish Rite-valley of Duluth and helped establish two full-time tuition Scottish Rite scholarships at UMD. He was awarded the 33rd Degree and KCCH, the highest honors in the Scottish Rite. He was awarded the DeMolay Legion Eastern Star. He had also served as Royal Patron of the Order of the Amaranth and Grand Royal Patron of Minnesota. He served as Watchman of Shepards of Mizpah Shrine 1, Associated Guardian of Bethel 21 Jobs Daughters and Monarch of Ela Ala Groto.

He is survived by his wife, Nancyelaine; daughter Mary Ela Watts; his mother, Maxine Koch; brothers Eugene Anderson, Newton, Iowa and Michael Koch, Austin; four grand children; two great grandchildren; 10 nieces and nephews and friends all over the world.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Nyberg and his father, Marvin Koch.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at the Austin Masonic Temple, 315 North Main St. Austin, Minn.

Internment: Grandview Memorial Gardens, Highway 218 So., Austin, following memorial service.

The family prefers memorial to the mathematics department Graduate Student Scholarship Fund; York Rite Charity Fund, which supports the hearing clinic for children in Colorado Springs, and the Scottish Rite Clinic for Children with Language Disorders in Duluth.

[Austin Daily Herald, March 21, 2000]

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Jennie (nee Bos) Barclay

1912-2000

Jennie Barclay, 87, of Austin, died Monday March 20, 2000 at the Austin Medical Center.

She was born May 22, 1912 in Little Rock, Iowa to William and Hermina (Muller) Bos.

She married Wert Kruger on July 3, 1928 in Iowa. They farmed in the George, Iowa area until 1965 when Wert passed away. Jennie continued to live on the farm until she married Alvin (Buck) Barclay on Dec. 22, 1971 at Crane Community Chapel by the Rev. Joe Matt. She moved to Austin with Buck and together they traveled and went on camping trips until Alvin (Buck) died in December of 1995. After his death Jennie lived with her granddaughter Corienne Scott in Austin. Jennie was a member of Crane community Chapel in Austin. She loved to travel, go camping, and play horseshoes. She enjoyed going to rummage sales, playing bingo, and bowling. She like to bake and enjoyed flowers. She was a good mother, step mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Florence and Richard Kaduce, Kisse Mills, Mo., Lorraine and Herman Kramer, George, Iowa; step daughters and step sons-in-law Delores Heming, Ephrata, Pa, Shirley and Dave Van Vleet, Blaine, Joyce and Thomas Reitveld, Owatonna, Annetta and Kenny Fredrickson, Austin; step sons and step daughter-in-law Ronald and Sharon Barclay, Austin, Roy and Lil Barclay, Minneapolis, Alvin and June Barclay, Minneapolis, Larry and Linda Barclay, Austin; 37 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister and brother-in-law Emma Falck, Austin, Katie and Richard Bumgarner, Austin; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Honorary bearers Larry Barclay Sr. David Petersen, Larry Barclay Jr., Brandon Kruse, Gerald Kramer, Annetta Fredrickson

Casket bearers Rick Kaduce, Rodney Kramer, Keith Kaduce, Jay Scott, Lee Kramer, Mike Weber

Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday March 24, 2000 at Crane Community Chapel with the Rev. Randy Petersen officiating. There will be a Funeral Service at Bolin Funeral Home in George, Iowa at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday March 25, 2000 with a visitation on Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bolin Funeral Home in George, Iowa with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.

Interment: Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, Iowa.

Visitation: Friends may call Clasen-Jordan Mortuary form 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2000 and on Friday evening for one hour before the service at the church.

In lieu of flowerer memorials preferred to The Family Hour Crane Chapel.

[Austin Daily Herald, March 23, 2000]

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Clarence Philip Basgall

1918-2000

Clarence Philip Basgall, 82, died March 4, 2000 at Prairie Manor.

He was born March 13, 1918 to Emanual and Barbra (Frank) Basgall in Manly, Iowa. Clarence served in the Army from Sept. of 1942 until June 1945. He married Gertrude Baumgartner in October of 1954 at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin. A tailor by trade, he owned and operated a drycleaning business in Dodge Center.

He is survived by his daughter Carolyn Pluegar, California; one grandson; five great grandchildren; sisters Rose Mandt, Adams, Katie Heble, Manly, Iowa; Barb Lindhart, Clear Lake, Iowa; Maggie Reed, Clear Lake, Iowa; brother Jake Basgall, California.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude

Service: 1:30 Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at Blooming Prairie Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Nelson officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call one hour before the service on Tuesday.

[Austin Daily Herald, March 7, 2000]

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Elsie G. Brown

1913-2000

Elsie G. Brown, 86, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Austin Medical Center.

Elsie G. Brown was born on August 24, 1913, in Walthamstow, England, the daughter of William and Eliza Cole Wilson. She married Sidney A. Brown at St. Andrew's Church in Walthamstow on April 16, 1933. At the onset of World War II, the Brown family was forced to move to St. Albans north of London and lived there until 1949. The Brown family, including parents and six children, immigrated to the United States in May, 1949, settling in Albert Lea, Minn. under the sponsorship of a Albert Lea family, Len and Luella Westcott.

Survivors include children, Sidney and Judy Brown, Austin, Betsy and Tom Wiley, Maple Grove, Beryl Bank, Austin, Ray and Kitty Brown, Woburn, N.H., David and Linda Brown, Eden Prairie, and Luella Brown, Austin; 24 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 3 great, great-grandchildren; plus one sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Fred Gould, London, England; and nieces and nephews.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, husband, Sidney A. Brown; a son Joseph, and a great grandson, Ian Davis Norgaard.

Service: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2000, memorial service at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Austin, with the Rev. Andrew Lindahl officiating.

Visitation: No visitation or reviewal. Friends may pay their respects one hour before services March 18 at the church.

Memorials: Family prefers memorials to American Cancer Society.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary of Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, March 17, 2000]

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