MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 108

 

 

Lola Mae (nee Johnson) Murray

1928-2000

Lola Mae Murray, 71, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Prairie Manor Nursing Home in Blooming Prairie.

She was born July 13, 1928 in Jerico, Iowa, to Grover and Josephine (Iverson) Johnson.

Lola graduated from New Hampton High School in Iowa. She worked as an assistant manager at Campos Dry Cleaners for more than 30 years. She married Don Murray on May 28, 1949 in New Hampton, Iowa. They later divorced. She was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church. She was a loving, devoted mother and grandmother and a good friend to many people. She loved to laugh, dance, play games and visit friends and family. She worked hard to support her family, yet always had a positive and cheerful smile.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jo (Lee) Poole, Brighton,Colo., Marilyn (Jerry) Johnson, Austin; son and daughter-in-law, Michael (Debbie) Murray of Colleyville, Texas; six grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law, Vernon (Lucy) Johnson of Rochester, Norma Johnson of Elk River; sister and brother-in-law, Marlys (Sam) Babington, Kennewick, Wash.

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

Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. Harold L. Usgaard officiating.

Interment: There will be a graveside service at Crane Creek Cemetery in Jerico, Iowa, at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Austin Daily Herald, June 26, 2000

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Genevieve Quigg

c1904-2000

Genevieve C. Quigg, 95, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Madonna Towers Nursing Care Center in Rochester, Minnesota.

She was born Nov. 4, 1904, in Deer River, to James and Ida (Gibbs) Quigg. She received her BA in teaching at Bemidji State and her masters at the University of Minnesota. She taught for 45 years and retired in Austin. She moved to Rochester in 1972.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Florence and Richard Ewens of St. Paul; nieces, Elizabeth Ewens, St. Paul, Charlotte A. Smith, Wauwatosa, Wis., Marsha and her husband Michael DeWitt, Deer River;; nephew, James Quigg, Grand Rapids: cousin, Arthur and his wife Ann Gibbs, Burnsville; great nieces and nephews; great-great niece and nephew.

Service: A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Madonna Towers Nursing Care Center West Chapel.

There will be a graveside service in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin on that same day, Saturday, July 22, 2000, at 3:30 p.m.

Visitation: Friends may call at the care center chapel one hour before the service on Saturday. There will be no reviewal.

Interment: there will be a graveside service in Oakwood Cemetery Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald - circa July 20, 2000

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Marjorie J. (nee McGilvra) Roser

1926-2000

Marjorie J. Roser, 73, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Austin Medical Center-Mayo Health Systems.

She was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Baraboo, Wis., to Earl and Caroline (Alwin) McGilvra. She graduated from high school in Baraboo. She married Charles Roser on Dec. 15, 1946, in Baraboo. They moved to Madison where they lived for the next three years until 1949 when they moved to Austin. They lived along the Cedar River. She enjoyed bird watching - cardinals in particular - and she loved to travel with her family.

Marjorie was a member of First United Methodist Church in Austin and the Austin Elks Club.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Kurt and Diana Roser of Garden Valley, Calif., David Roser of Davis, Calif., and Chris and Catherine Roser of Rose Creek; grandchildren, Benjamin Roser, Scott Roser and Casey Roser of Rose Creek; sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Lorin Schoephoester of Columbus, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Florence McGilvra of Reedsburg, Wis., and Jane Roser of Baraboo; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles in February 1995; and brother, Laverne McGilvra.

Organist was Ruth Monson. Soloist was be Coni Nelson. Casket bearers were Jeff Helle, Omer Wangen, Paul Wangen, John Biege, Charles Voss and Steve Koch.

Service: The service was held Saturday at Clasen-Jordan Chapel; the Rev. Patricia M. Toschak officiated.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: Friends called at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Friday and Saturday. There was no reviewal.

The family preferred memorials to the National Parkinsons Foundation, American Cancer Society and the Mower County Humane Society.

Austin Daily Herald, June 26, 2000

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Harriet M. Ross

1925-2000

Harriet M. Ross, 75, of Columbia Heights died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. [She was born February 7, 1925, according to the Soc. Sec. Death Index.]

She is survived by husband, Raymond; son, Larry J. Winkler; daughters, Spring Klein and Dawn Lee Ross; grandchildren, Brandie Rae, Amber Joy, Brandon Michael, Felesha Ray, Klyde Robert, James Aaron, Emmy May and Lue Ray; four great-grandchildren; sister, Bette Standal (Edward); many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Richard J. Winkler and brothers, Russell and Jerry LaFrance and sister, Irene LaFrance Olson.

Service: Memorial service Friday at 1 p.m. at the Washburn-McReavy Northeast Chapel, 29th and Johnson Street NE.

Interment: Crystal Lake Cemetery.

Visitation: One hour prior to service.

Austin Daily Herald, June 14, 2000

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Dorothy Bernice (Grooters) Scheevel

1916-2000

Dorothy Bernice Scheevel, 84, Greenleafton, rural Preston, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester of a brain hemorrhage.

Dorothy was born May 31, 1916, in York Township, Fillmore County, the daughter of James and Anna (Elfrink) Grooters. She was a 1933 graduate of Preston High School. Upon completion of her normal school training in Preston, she taught in area country schools until her marriage to Kenneth Scheevel on Sept. 27, 1944, at her parents' home in Bristol Township. The couple farmed in the Greenleafton area until retiring and moving into Greenleafton in 1983.

Dorothy was a lifelong member of Greenleafton Reformed Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of its Women's Guild. She enjoyed her family, gardening and the life of a farm wife.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; three sons and daughters-in-law, Arlo (Georgia), Austin, Ellis (Barb), St. Cloud, Kenric (Karen) rural Preston; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lavern (Beatrice) Grooters, rural Preston, Perlum (Margie) Grooters, Harmony; one sister and brother-in-law, Ether and Everett Vreeman, Spring Valley.

She was preceded in death by an infant son and two brothers, W. Harla Grooters and Wallace Grooters; and two sisters-in-law, Glenice Grooters, rural Preston, Phyllis Grooters, rural Harmony.

Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Greenleafton Reformed Church of rural Preston with the Rev. Dave Simerson officiating.

Interment: Greenleafton Cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call at Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston 5 to 8 p.m. today and at the church on Saturday one hour before the service.

Austin Daily Herald, June 2, 2000

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Leo P. Schiltz

1916-2000

Leo P. Schiltz of La Crosse, Wis., died Friday, June 23, 2000 at the Bethany-St. Joseph Care Center in La Crosse.

He was born April 25, 1916 in Caledonia, Minn. to John P. and Elizabeth (Roerkohl) Schiltz. On Aug. 29, 1940, he married Antoinette E. Bouquet in Caledonia.

Leo served with the U.S. Army during World War II where he was the recipient of the Purple Heart medal. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier in Austin from 1947 until his retirement in 1978. Leo had been a resident of La Crosse since 1980. He was a member of Thomas L. Rooney V.F.W Post 1530 in La Crosse.

In addition to his wife Antoinette, he is survived by two daughters, Sharon A. Schmitz of Palm Desert, Calif. and Geri M. Marsolek of La Crosse; son, Roger J. Schiltz of Las Vegas, Nev.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Sr. M. Illuminata of Rochester, Irma Klug and Lorraine Thimmesch of Caledonia and Mary (John) Carlson of Stoddard, Wis.

Leo was preceded in death by three brothers, Wifred, Myrel and John and one sister, Marcella Rommes.

Service: A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Rev. Joseph Rafacz officiating.

Interment: St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum, Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation: Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, June 25, 2000

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Nancy Leota Lee (nee Hoffman) Sheely

1911-2000

Nancy Leota Lee Sheely, 88, Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin.

She was born June 17, 1911 in Paola, Kan. to Ira and Rosa (Ostrander) Hoffman.

Nancy lived on the farm and attended the country school of Rock Hill. She had lived in Kansas until 1923 when her parents moved to Austin which had been her home. She attended Austin Public Schools and joined the First United Methodist Church in Aug. of 1927. She was united in marriage to Charles Arthur Sheely on July 31, 1977 at the First United Methodist Church in St. Ansgar, Iowa. She was a kind and loving wife, step-mother, step-grandmother and friend to all.

She is survived by step children, Eloise Foss, Lyle, Lowell Sheely, Dover, Carolyn Bennard, Stewartville, William "Bill" Sheely, Austin, Laverne Sheely, Brownsdale, Eleanor Prechel, Byron, Larry Sheely, Maple Plain; 20 step-grandchildren; numerous step-great grandchildren; cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parent and, husband, Charles Sheely

Casket bearers will be Robert W. Borchardt, Lloyd Seiver, Roy Bagne, Howard Carll, Larry Amdahl, Dean Johnson.

Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 7 at Clausen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Bruce Kronen officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Tuesday, June 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday for one hour before the service at the chapel.

Austin Daily Herald, June 6, 2000

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Wallace James Slowinski

1915-2000

Wallace James Slowinski, 84, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at Sioux Valley Hospice Cottage.

Wallace, son of Stella (Szymarek) and John Slowinski, was born Dec. 9, 1915, in St. Joseph, Mo. As a young child, he moved with his family to northern Iowa. After his schooling, Wallace began a career in professional boxing. He was know as "Kid Livenski" and was remembered for his determination and perseverance. He also farmed in the northern Iowa area.

On Dec. 21, 1938, he married Manetta Halverson in Forest City, Iowa. The couple farmed in that area until 1940, when they moved to Austin. Wallace began working for Hormel Meats and later was called to serve in the Army. After his honorable military discharge, he returned to Austin and continued working at Hormel until retiring in 1977. Wally not only worked full time for Hormel but also worked as a policeman, a deputy sheriff, sold real estate and operated his own floor installation business.

After retiring, the couple managed apartment buildings in Minneapolis and lived in Albuquerque, N.M., before moving to Sioux Falls. Wally worked at Sunshine Store No. 2 on 41st and Louise from 1986 to 1998.

He was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife, Manetta; sons, Marvin (Renee), Show Low, Ariz., John (Sindy), Sarasota, Fla., James, St. Paul; daughters, Patricia Tallman, Austin, Victoria Biddix, Austin, Toni Morgan, Tucson, Ariz., Cynthia Leedom (David), Sioux Falls, S.D.; 17 grandchildren; numerous greatgrandchildren; sister Rose Comer, Victorville, Calif.; brothers, Joe Slowinski and wife Angie, Lansing, Frank Slowinski and wife Violet, Austin, Anthony Slowinski and wife Pat, Austin, Victor Slowinski, Brownsdale, Paul Slowinski and wife Barb, Owatonna, Charles Slowinski, Brownsdale, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Christ The King Catholic Church in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.D. with military honors by American Legion Post 15.

Visitation: Friends may call beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald, June 28, 2000

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Fern Stoltz

1913-2000

Fern Stoltz, 86, of 400 15th Ave. SW, Austin, previously of RR 5 Austin, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at St. Olaf Hospital. [She was born on December 28, 1913, according to the Soc. Sec. Death Index.]

She is survived by daughters, Marjorie (Bill) Grubbs of Lake Havasau City, Ariz., Beverly (Robert) Finholdt of Austin, and Sandra (Herm) Smidt of Lakewood, Colo.; sons, Darrel (Darlene) Stoltz of Brownsdale, Kenneth Stoltz, Daniel E. (Pam) Stoltz of Apple Valley, Marvin (Charlene) Stoltz of Littleton, Colo., Lawrence Stoltz and Wendell Stoltz, both of Austin; 33 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Grace Larsen of Ankeny, Iowa.

Fern was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel; son, Richard; and an infant daughter Lois Ann.

Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Worlein Funeral Home, the Rev. Jerry Harris officiating.

Interment: Rush Lake Township Cemetery in Curlew, Iowa.

Visitation: Friends may call at the Worlein Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before the service.

Memorials are preferred to First Baptist Church of Brownsdale or St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

Austin Daily Herald, June 20-22, 2000

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Marlyce V. (nee Hanson) Tanner

1945-2000

Marlyce V. Tanner, 55, of 2831 Bradley Drive SE, Rochester, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at home after a long illness with cancer.

Mrs. Tanner was born Feb. 17, 1945, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. She married Elwin J. Tanner on July 30, 1966 in Dent.

She graduated from Perham High School in 1963 and from the Methodist-Kahler School of Nursing in 1966. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Winona State in 1979.

She previously worked at Methodist Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital and the Mayo Clinic in research. She was a registered nurse.

She was a member of Homestead United Methodist Church and the church's choir. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her grandchild.

Surviving are her husband, Elwin; two children, Penny (Vincent) Garity of Rochester and Kevin (Shannon) Tanner of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a sister, Judy Prohaska of Rochester; three brothers, Duane Hanson of Stockton, Arlan Hanson of Davenport, N.D., and Ben Hanson of Hertford, N.C.; and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services: 11 a.m. Thursday, June 22, at Homestead United Methodist Church in Rochester. The Rev. Duane M. Gebhard will officiate.

Viewing: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Macken Funeral Home and one hour before the service at the church.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester.

Memorials may be made to the Mayo Foundation for Cancer Research.

Austin Daily Herald, June 19, 2000

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Leona B. Trollen

c1913-2000

Leona B. Trollen, 86, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home, where she was a resident.

She is survived by a brother, Erwin Wietstock, Austin; sisters-in-law, Margaret Trollen, Arizona, Betty and Norman Olafsen, Bloomington; nieces and nephews, Janet and Jocelyn James and Susan Blackburn of California, Larry Trollen, Seattle, Wash., Shelley Thordson, Ham Lake; and dear friend, Norraine Handke, Austin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Trollen; sister, Irene James; and brother-in-law, Bernard Trollen.

Service: A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Don Deines officiating. Family will greet friends one hour before the service at the church Wednesday.

Interment: Private burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home of Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, circa June 12, 2000

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John F. Watkins

1917-2000

John F. Watkins, 82, of 307 20th St. SW, died Monday, June 19, 2000 at his home.

He was born July 27, 1917 in Owatonna, the son of George F. and Irene (Albright) Watkins. He grew up and attended school in Austin. Preceding the war John worked in the construction of radar installation sites in the North Atlantic. He served with the Navy SeaBeas in the South Pacific during World War II. Returning to Austin, John was united in a 57 year marriage to Lillian Johnson, Jan. 9, 1943, in Chicago, Ill. John and Lillian enjoyed working together in their Austin Beauty Shop and Austin Decorating Center businesses. John received a law degree from the Blackstone School of Law. John loved books, travel and family. He was a kind and gentle man. John will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian; children, Jeffrey, Laurinburg, N.C., Jennette, Loveland, Colo., Jay, Decatur, Ill., James, Ocala, Fla., John Jr., Golden Valley; 10 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Harold Holdgrafer, Austin.

He was preceded in death by his father, George; mother, Irene; sisters, Adeline and Mary.

Casket bearers are John Watkins, Jr., Jeffrey Watkins, Jay Watkins, James Watkins, George Holdgrafer, Dr. Richard Sathre.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Edward's Catholic Church with the Revs. Donald Zenk and Hubert Boschert officiating.

Visitation: Friends may call at Worlein Funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday. There will be a 7:30 p.m. wake service at the funeral home Thursday.

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

Memorials are preferred to St. Edward's Catholic Church.

Austin Daily Herald, June 22, 2000

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Loretta M. Wilde

1906-2000

Loretta M. Wilde, 93, of Burr Oak Manor, died this morning, June 29, 2000. [She was born on July 10, 1906, as recorded in the Soc. Sec. Death Index]

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Glorianne Wilde Wise and John, Austin; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

A private family memorial service is being planned.

Austin Daily Herald, June 29, 2000

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Raymond Yerhot

1926-2000

Raymond Yerhot, 73, of 306 14th Place NW, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at his home.

Ray was born Nov. 15, 1926, in Albert Lea, to Joseph and Helen (Hurt) Yerhot. On June 21, 1950, he was united in marriage to Barbara Bitker at Medford, Minn. Ray worked as a home building contractor. He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, a 50-year member of the Carpenter's Local Union 1382 and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. Ray enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the cabin in Waterville and wintering in Pharr, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Barb Yerhot, Austin; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy (Duane) Johnson, Indianapolis, Ind., Jane (Gary) Seegmiller, Chatfield, Becky (Paul) Huebner, St. Charles; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick (Sherrie) Yerhot, Stewartville, Randy (Stephanie) Yerhot, Austin, Todd (Colleen) Yerhot, Austin, Brad Yerhot, Minneapolis; 16 grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law, Donald and Darlene Yerhart, Lansing, Violet Yerhot, New Richland, Margie Yerhot, Faribault; sisters and brother-in-law, Pauline and Charles Gray, Waseca, Monica Yerhot, Minneapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one grandson.

Honorary casket bearers will be Don Wannarka, LaVerne Felten and Jerry Hall. Casket bearers will be Michael Yerhot, Robert Yerhot, David Yerhart, Steven Yerhart, James Chrz, Scott Sims and Jack Gray.

Service: A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Louis Cook, Father Donald Zenk and Father Frank Enright officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91 and VFW Post No. 1216.

Visitation: There will be a 6:30 p.m. wake service today at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. and also from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday.

Austin Daily Herald, June 25, 2000

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Bertha (nee Johnson) Barclay

1924-2000

Bertha Barclay, 75, of 200 First Ave. NE, Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died Thursday, July 20, 2000 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

She was born September 18, 1924 to John S. and Alma S. (Gordon) Johnson in Lyle Township, Mower County. She married Hughbert Barclay Feb. 15, 1944. He died suddenly of a heart attack Feb. 17, 1970. Bertha was a homemaker and a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary and volunteered at the Salvation Army.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Hubert "Butch" and Beverly Barclay of Austin, Floyd and Anne Barclay of Carol Stream, Illinois, Duane and Bev Barclay of Machesney Park, Illinois, Kenneth and Debbie Barclay of Loves Park, Illinois, Rodney and Mary Barclay of Austin; daughters and sons-in-law, Ramona and Gene Harne of Machesney Park, Illinois, Loretta and John Johnson of Loves Park, Illinois; 21 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lola Erickson of Austin, Gladys and Victor Bruce of Rochester; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Avis Johnson of Austin; half brothers and sisters, Glenna Feronne, Rose Hansen, Sander Johnson of Austin, LeRoy Johnson of Mona, Iowa, Norman Gordon of Chicago, Ill.

She was preceded in death by one brother, one sister, one half brother, one half sister, mother, father, one son, one daughter, husband and stepfather.

Service: 1 p.m. Monday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kristin K. Wee officiating.

Visitation: Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour before the service on Monday.

Interment: Woodbury Cemetery in Lyle. Casket bearers are Tim Barclay, Dean Barclay, Bill Barclay, Chad Barclay, Tom Barclay, Roy Harne. Honorary casket bearers are grandchildren.

Austin Daily Herald - July 2000

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Edward O. Bergland

1912-2000

Edward O. Bergland, 87, formerly of Austin and LeRoy, Minnesota, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Adams Health Care Center in Adams, where he had lived since Jan. 29, 1993.

He was born on the Bergland farm near LeRoy on Oct. 4, 1912. He attended District No. 63 country school and later worked on the farm for several years. He served in the Army for three years during World War II. He later was employed at the Hormel packing plant in Austin for 25 years. He was united in marriage to Vesta King and they were later divorced.

He is survived by a sister, Ella Bergland of LeRoy, and a brother, the Rev. George Bergland of LeRoy, six nieces and four nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Caroline (Stangland) Bergland, four sisters and two brothers.

Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy with the Rev. George Bergland officiating.

Interment: Bethany Lutheran Cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call at Hindt Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Austin Daily Herald - July 24, 2000

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Eugene B. Bjork

1946-2000

Eugene R. Bjork, 54, of 611 Ninth Avenue SW, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at his home.

He was born in Sargeant on July 15, 1946, the twelfth child of fourteen, to Fred and Mabel Bjork. On Dec. 19, 1970, he married Vicki Wangen at Grace Baptist Church. God blessed this union with six children who gave Eugene his greatest joy. After he earned a bachelor of science degree from Mankato State, the family moved to Deaver, Wyo. where they spent 14 colorful, adventure-filled years. While in Wyoming, Eugene and his family were instrumental in building a Christian community fellowship. In 1993 the family returned to Austin and have been blessed by friends, relatives and the church family at Grace Baptist Church.

Eugene was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and son. He was admired and respected by co-workers, friends and a multitude of nieces and nephews. Eugene was an avid reader and enjoyed coaching, hunting and fishing.

While living with cancer, Eugene continued to be an inspiration and an encouragement through his love and good humor. His memory will be alive in the heart of all those who loved him and continue to praise the Lord for the gift of Eugene's life.

Eugene greatly appreciated all those who visited, called, sent cards and helped in many other ways. The value of that support is immeasurable. The Bjork family is profoundly grateful to the Austin Hospice Program.

He is survived by his wife Vicki Bjork, Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Lena (Leland) Hunt, Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph (Stephanie) Bjork, Austin, Cpl Benjamin (Linda) Bjork, Camp Pendleton, Calif., Thor (Michelle) Bjork, Minneapolis, David Bjork, Austin, Jonathon Bjork, Austin; grandchildren, Darrion and Olivia Hunt, Tamika and Brittney Bjork; brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred and Lois Bjork, Jr., Little Rock, Ark., Joseph and Janet Bjork, Embarrass, Delano and Ramona Bjork, Embarrass, Roger and Lila Bjork, Decorah, Iowa; sisters and brother-in-law, Daisy Madson, Blooming Prairie, Betsy Retterath, Adams, Mae Ashton, Austin, Fern and Frank Bily, Montgomery, Ruth Schmidt, Austin; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mabel (Thorseth) Bjork; father-in-law, Arthur B. Wangen; brothers, William Bjork, Merle Bjork; sisters, Elaine Kirkpatrick and Laura Edge; brothers-in-law, Bruce Ashton, Obed Madson

Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Gordon Larson officiating.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery in Austin. Casket bearers will be Joseph Bjork, Thor Bjork, David Bjork, Benjamin Bjork, Jonathan Bjork, Leland Hunt.

Visitation: Friends may call at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and at the church for one hour before the service on Saturday.

Austin Daily Herald - circa July 21, 2000

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Blanche A. Camm

1913-2000

Blanche A. Camm, 87, of Plymouth, died on July 18, 2000.

Blanche and Nick moved to Austin in 1946. Blanche was actively involved in the Austin community. She was active in the Austin community players, president of the toast mistress club, president of the Austin Symphony study group, president of the Austin-Albert Lea council of Jewish women.

Following Blanche and Nick's move to the Minneapolis area, she was on the boards of Brandeis and Temple of Israel sisterhood.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Nathon "Nick" Camm; daughters and son-in-law, Barbara Camm, Robby and Michael Anderson; son-in-law, Dave Anderson; sisters, Hilda Margolis, Florence (Charles) Robinson; grandson, Jeffrey Anderson; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service: Noon Friday at Temple Israel, Emerson Ave. South, Minneapolis.

Funeral arrangements by Hodroff and Sons.

Austin Daily Herald - July 19, 2000

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Thyra Marthea (nee Hansen) Christensen

1908-2000

Thyra Marthea "Martha" Hansen Christensen, 91, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Olmsted Community Hospital, Rochester.

She was born at LaCrosse, Wis., Sept. 6, 1908, the daughter of Martin and Emma (Petersen) Hansen. Her family moved to St. Paul and later to Alden, where she was confirmed into the Lutheran faith.

She graduated from Alden High School.

She worked in the Alden/Albert Lea area as a domestic. Later she went to work for Dan Samson in the Grand Meadow area, where she was also a domestic and cared for families. She also worked at the Kahler Hotel and later for Arnold Supply until retiring in 1982.

On Nov. 15, 1958, she married Elmer C. Christensen and the couple moved to the Rochester area, where she resided until her death.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening and poetry.

Survivors include one brother, Melvin Hansen of Washington; one daughter, Rena of Wyoming; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emma and Martin Manse; two sisters, Elola Johnston and Mildred Deusner; one brother, George Hansen; first husband, Bill Ellingwood; second husband, Elmer C. Christensen.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Alden, with the Rev. Floyd Anderson officiating.

Interment: Alden Cemetery.

Visitation: One hour before services today at the church.

Funeral Home: Bonnerup Funeral Service.

Austin Daily Herald - July 2, 2000

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Donald E. Dutcher

1922-2000

#1 of 2 items:

Donald E. Dutcher, 77, of Austin, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at the Adams Health Care Center.

Service: 11 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Patricia M. Toschak officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour before the service at the church on Monday.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the American Cancer Society or the First United Methodist Church.

Austin Daily Herald - July 21, 2000

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Donald E. Dutcher, 77, of Austin, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Adams Health Care Center, Adams.

He was born Nov. 8, 1922, at Mapleview, the son of H. Earl and Mary (Craig) Dutcher. He graduated Austin High School in 1940 and served in the U.S. Army, during World War II.

He married Virginia Fargusson Nov. 16, 1943, at Austin and was employed by Hormel Foods Corp. in the cost accounting department. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Austin, the Austin Country Club, Cotillion Club, Elks Club and American Legion.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, David and Lois Dutcher, Basking Ridge, NH, Brian and Sally Dutcher, Napa, Calif; daughter, Diane Dutcher, Paynesville; five grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Paul Dumke, Willmar; step-sisters, Dolores Catel, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Doreen and Wyman Jensen, Mable, Deanne and Steve Thorson, Andover, Joan Severtson, Blooming Prairie; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lois Cole, Manchester, Iowa, Evalyn Brownlow, Rochester, Elizabeth and Ralph Maxwell, Riceville, Minn., Earl Fargusson, Rose Creek, Harriet and Donald Oldenburg, Austin; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and step-brother, Jerome Severtson.

Service: 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Austin, with the Rev. Patricia M. Toschak officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by Austin American Legion Post No. 91. Casket bearers: Timothy Dutcher, Deborah, Dutcher, John Dumke, Doug Oldenburg, Rachel Dutcher, mark Dumke, Sarah Dumke, Beth Cole. Honorary bearers: Friday Morning Breakfast Club and golfing friends.

Visitation: 4 to 9 p.m. today at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and one hour before services at the church Monday.

[Austin Daily Herald]

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Frederick Fitzwater

1941-2000

Frederick L. Fitzwater (Lucky Seljeseth), 59, of Albert Lea, died Thursday, July 13, 2000 at St. John's Lutheran Home in Albert Lea.

Fred was born Jan. 9, 1941, in Spokane, Wash. to Arley and Helen (Bonnett) Fitzwater. He attended school in Austin, Blooming Prairie and Rose Creek. On Nov. 28, 1959, he married Barbara Lerud in Nashua, Iowa. Fred served in the Army from Dec. 3, 1962 to May 19, 1963. On Nov. 9, 1968, he married Linda Fink in Spokane, Wash. He worked for a heating and air conditioning company in the twin cities, played guitar and sang in a band with his brother Gene and later joined a traveling band that played in Canada, Washington and Montana. Fred loved to oil paint and fish.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Dena Hegna, Austin, Minnesota; daughters, DeAnn Shotliff, Minneapolis, Stacha Schack, Minneapolis, Tamera Fitzwater, Coon Rapids, Gina Jo Day, Anoka; six grandchildren; step father, Melvin Seljeseth, Owatonna; half brothers, Larry (Judy) Seljeseth, Dodge Center, Tharen (Linda) Seljeseth, Owatonna; half sisters, Renae (Roger) Russell, Texas, Colleen (Earl) Sletten, Owatonna, LaVonne (Alan) Fones, St. Cloud, Sonya (Roger) Hofner, Dexter; special friends, Harold and Judy Kinney and their children who took care of Fred daily since he was first diagnosed with cancer.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Helen Shawback; his father, Arley Fitzwater; his grandmother, Ida Horsky; brother, Gene Fitzwater; sister, Marlene Wengle; great nephew, Tyler Boe; great niece, Nicole Pool.

Service: 2 p.m. on Sunday at Mayer funeral Home with Majors LaVonne and Alan Fones officiating.

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

Interment: Grandview Cemetery. The honorary casket bearers will be Derrek Russell, Tommy Russell. The casket bearers will be Rick Kinney, Randy Hofner, Jeremy Sletten, Alan Fones II, Aaron Seljeseth and Roger Russell Jr.

Austin Daily Herald - July 14, 2000

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Robert Leon Frazier

1940-2000

Robert Leon Frazier, 60 of Austin, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Austin Medical Center.

He was born May 18, 1940, in San Diego, Calif. to Charles and Lena (Pickett) Frazier. He attended St. Anthony Military Academy and graduated from the St. Anthony High School in Long Beach, Calif., where he also attended college. Robert was married to Mary JoAnne Voorhees on July 6, 1963, at Long Beach. He was employed by NASA during the Apollo 11 mission to the moon and later by AT&T, where he retired.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frazier, Austin; son Eric Frazier and Teri Burthay, Maple Grove; daughter, Jennifer Frazier, Austin; granddaughter, Alayna Frazier, Austin; mother-in-law, Delphy Voorhees, Austin; and brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nephews.

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

Service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary chapel with the Rev. Greg Mannel officiating.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Clasen Jordan Mortuary.

Memorials: The family prefers memorials.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary of Austin.

Austin Daily Herald - circa July 19, 2000

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Ione N. Gilbert

1909-2000

Ione Nora Gilbert, 91 of Austin, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at her home.

She was born May 4, 1909, at Prosper, the daughter of Herbert and Emma (Steensgard) Bacon. The family moved to the Byron area, where she graduated from Byron High School.

She was employed at the Grand Hotel in Rochester and the state hospital there.

She married Earl Balcom in 1930. Following his premature death, she married Wilbur Gilbert in 1937 at Cresco, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Grand Meadow area before moving to Dexter in 1948 and to Austin in 1955. She enjoyed gardening and letter-writing.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Ernest Koenigs, Parker, Ariz., Patricia Gilbert, Austin, Ruth and Allen Stookey, Apple Valley, Gloria Gilbert, Austin; daughter-in-law, Marie Gilbert, Brooklyn, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Marvel Bacon, Byron.

She was preceded in death by both husbands, an infant son, a son Allan Gilbert, a grandson, three brothers and two sisters.

Service: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Harold L. Usgaard officiating. Honorary casket bearers are Jeremy Gilbert, Allen Stookey, Ed Madson, Sr. Gregory Stookey, Bill Koenigs and Ed Madson Jr.

Interment: Spring Valley Cemetery, Spring Valley.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour before services Tuesday.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald - July 17, 2000

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Lillian R. (nee Hyland) Gullickson

1909-2000

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Lillian R. Gullickson, 90, of Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at her home.

She was born November 3, 1909 in Freeborn County, to Ole E. and Ingleborg (Frondahl) Hyland. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Lillian attended District 28 school in Freeborn County. She was united in marriage to Edward G. Gullickson on August 10, 1929 at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. To this union three children were born. Lillian was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also had a special love for flowers. Her garden was a source of pride and joy to her. She has been a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin for 63 years.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Duane (Kay) Gullickson, Austin, Robert (Sharon) Gullickson, Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter, Lois Flaherty, Austin; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Myrtle Nordland, Austin; six nephews and ten nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward G. Gullickson on January 13, 1999; a brother, Clarence Hyland; three sisters, Hazel Knudsen, Pearl Tufte, Edna Tufte; and a son-in-law, James Flaherty.

Service: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Rev. Harold Usgaard officiating. Organist will be Ruth Monson and the soloist will be Erin Schumacher.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery. Honorary casket bearers will be her six granddaughters, Sue Cline, Julie Willmert, Janice Wright, Jeanine Nelson, Mary Flaherty and Cindy LeMay. Casket bearers will be her six grandsons, Kim Gullickson, Mark Flaherty, Todd Gullickson, Michael Flaherty, Dean Gullickson and Joel Gullickson.

Visitation: From 4 to 6 p.m. today at Mayer Funeral Home and at the church a half an hour before the service at the church.

There will be no reviewal.

The family prefers memorials to St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Austin Daily Herald - July 6, 2000

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Lillian R. Gullickson, 90, of Austin, died on Monday, July 3, 2000 at her home.

She is survived by a daughter, Lois Flaherty of Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, Duane (Kathleen) Gullickson, Austin and Robert (Sharon) Gullickson, Jacksonville, Florida; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Myrtle Norland, Austin.

Service: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Rev. Harold Usgaard officiating.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home and 1/2 hour before the service at the church on Friday. There will be on reviewal.

Mayer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Austin Daily Herald - Wednesday, July 05, 2000

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Harry J. Hackensmith, Jr.

1932-2000

Harry J. Hackensmith, Jr., 68 of Austin, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at his home.

He was born June 27, 1932, in Dodge County, Minnesota, to Harry and Lula (Hightshoe) Hackensmith.

He graduated Austin High School in 1953 and served in the U.S. Army 1953-1955, when he returned to Austin to work for Trowbridge's Grocery Store.

He married Janet Kilgore December 11, 1965, at Crane Community Chapel, Austin.

He worked for Austin Public Schools until 1994 when he retired.

He was a member of Crane Community Chapel and Austin Bowlers Association and he was an avid fan of Austin High School sports teams.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Hackensmith, Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Alan Nelson, Rochester; son, Bruce Hackensmith, Austin; three grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Gladys Hackensmith, Austin, and Marilyn, Hackensmith; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Everett; and two sisters, Pearl Knotts and Betty Emiliusen.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Crane Community Chapel, Austin, with the Revs. Randy Petersen and Joe Matt officiating.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, rural Austin.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. today at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin, and at the church Thursday one hour before services.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary of Austin.

Austin Daily Herald - July 5, 2000

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Eugene Matthew "Euge" Heimer

1917-2000

Eugene Matthew (Euge) Heimer, 83 of Austin, died Thursday, July 20, 2000.

He was born at Adams, Mower county, Minnesota on March 5, 1917.

He graduated St. Augustine High School in Austin and worked for Hormel Foods Corp. in Austin for 42 years.

He and his wife retired to Las Vegas, Nev. for over 20 years, where he was active in civic clubs, including PTA and Kiwanis.

For the last 18 months of his life, he lived at Bloomington with his oldest daughter, Lois.

Survivors include eight children, Lois Jeck, Patty Getgin, Joanne Anderson, Brooks Heimer, Kathy Thurgood, Jim Heimer, Barb Dodd, Larry Heimer; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine, in June 1997.

Service: Held Sunday, at St. Edward's Catholic Church, Bloomington. The body was cremated.

Memorials: Family prefers memorials to American Cancer Society or any Humane Society chapter in lieu of flowers.

Austin Daily Herald - July 25, 2000

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Dean F. Hemmer

1909-2000

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Dean F. Hemmer, 91, died July 4, 2000, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.

Austin Daily Herald - Wednesday, July 05, 2000


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NOTES: Social Security Death Index said:

DEAN F HEMMER, born 22 Jan 1909, died 04 Jul 2000; last residence: ZIP: 55912 (Austin, Mower, MN); SSN: 470-05-4771 issued in Minnesota.


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Dean F. Hemmer, 91, died July 4, 2000, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

He was born Jan. 22, 1909, in Austin, to John and Nellie (Chandler) Hemmer. Dean married Irene Hopperstad on May 25, 1929, in Owatonna. Together they lived in Austin all of their lives. Dean worked at Hormel Foods Corp. for nearly 50 years. He was baptized and became a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in 1993. Dean was a very kind and generous man with a very witty and unusual humor. He taught himself to play the harmonica and enjoyed playing for the residents on his wing at St. Mark's Lutheran Home. He like fishing with his family at his cabin near Faribault, and he loved playing cards at the Arcade in downtown Austin.

He is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Audrey Meyer, Owatonna, Joan (Anton "Bud") Dammen, Austin; grandsons, Steven and Jennie Dammen, Richard Meyer, and Michael Dammen; five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Neil (Mildred) Hemmer, Austin, Don (Doris) Hemmer, Austin; nieces, nephew and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife Irene Hemmer and brother, David Hemmer.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Kristin K. Wee officiating. Casket bearers will be Carlton Cook, Michael Dammen, Anton (Bud) Dammen, Richard Meyer, Stephen Dammen, Jamie Dammen.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery in Austin.

Visitation: At Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Saturday for one hour before the service at the chapel.

Austin Daily Herald - July 7, 2000

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Clarence Hollis Jones

1915-2000

Clarence Hollis Jones, 85, of LeRoy, Mower county, Minnesota, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at the Adams Health Care Center, Adams, where he had resided for a short time.

He was born July 9, 1915, to Hollis and Inga (Hansen) Jones in Howard County, Iowa.

He attended country schools through sixth grade and worked as a hired man for many years and rented farms in the area. On June 15, 1951, he married Donna Templeton at Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa. He worked for Mendelsohn and Halling, a local egg plant for 28 years, before going to Sara Lee Inc. at New Hampton, Iowa.

He was a member of the LeRoy Senior Citizens, Town and Country Card Club, helped with Meals On Wheels Program duties and belonged to the First Presbyterian Church, LeRoy. His hobbies were raccoon hunting, snowmobiling, fishing, camping, card games, visiting with friends and family and his eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Donna, LeRoy; his children, Steve and wife Kay, rural Spring Valley, Mike and wife Sandy, Blooming Prairie, Jeaneen and husband Bob Lindiland, rural Nashua, Iowa, and John, LeRoy; eight grandchildren and two great-grand children; brothers, Harold and wife Dorothy Jones, LeRoy; Don Jones, Chester, Iowa; Walt and Zona Jones, Grinnell, Iowa; Vernon and Lucille Jones, Lime Springs, Iowa; Roger and Betty Jones, Manchester; sisters, Helen Eastland, a resident of the Ostrander Nursing Home and Carol and Clarence Mullenbach, Rose Creek; sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Norval Britain, Spring Grove; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service: 1:30 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, LeRoy, with the Rev. Steve Elderbrock officiating.

Interment: LeRoy Cemetery.

Visitation: Yesterday at Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home, LeRoy, and one hour prior to the service today at the church.

Austin Daily Herald - July 27, 2000

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Cindy Mae (nee Flanders) Kauffman

1959-2000

Cindy Mae Kauffman, 40, Brownsdale, Mower county, Minnesota, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

She was born Aug. 10, 1959 to Elders "Slim" and Doris (Pipke) Flanders in Austin.

Cindy attended schools in Austin and graduated from high school in Albert Lea in 1978 and graduated from Austin Community College. She married Jim Kauffman July 30, 1988 in Austin. Cindy and Jim moved to Brownsdale in 1995. She was nutrition educator for Minnesota University Extension Office in Mower and Dodge Counties.

She is survived by her parents, Elders "Slim" and Doris Flanders, Austin; husband, Jim Kauffman, Brownsdale; sons, Richard Borcherding, Hayfield, Jonathon Borcherding, Brownsdale, Travis Kauffman, Brownsdale; stepdaughters, Jennifer Kauffman, St. Ansgar, Iowa, Rachel Kauffman, St. Ansgar; brothers, Les (Dawn) Flanders, Hastings, Jim (Laura) Flanders, Newport, Duane (Jennifer) Flanders, Gilbert, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Brownsdale with the Rev. Robert Finch officiating.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Brownsdale and one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery in Brownsdale.

Austin Daily Herald - July 20, 2000

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Walter R. Kelly

1920-2000

Walter R. Kelly, age 79, of 1309 Eighth Ave. NW, died Saturday morning, July 22, 2000 at Fairview Northland Hospital in Princeton.

Walter was born Oct. 24, 1920 in New Albin, Iowa to Frank and Mary (Dolan) Kelly. He married Dorothy Lembrick on Feb. 3, 1949 in Sioux Falls, S.D. In 1982, Walt retired from the George A. Hormel Company after many years of service.

He is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Kay and Ronald Earl, Zimmerman, Barbara and Marvin Ellingson, Maple Grove; son and daughter-in-law, James E. and Barbara Kelly, Vienna, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Kathryne Kelly, San Francisco; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Kelly on May 29, 1991; four sisters and one brother.

Service: A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Louis Cook officiating. Casket bearers will be grandsons., Roger Earl, Carl Ellingson, Tom Earl, Steve Ellingson, Tim Kelly, Dennis Earl, Donald Ellingson and Jim Ellingson.

Visitation: There will be a 7 p.m. rosary today at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. and also from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

Austin Daily Herald - July 26, 2000

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