Mower County Obituaries
Lola Mae (nee Johnson) Murray
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
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,
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
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
Marjorie J. (nee McGilvra) Roser
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
· 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
Harriet M. Ross
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
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
Dorothy Bernice (Grooters) Scheevel
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,
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
Leo P. Schiltz
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
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
Nancy Leota Lee (nee Hoffman) Sheely
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)
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
Wallace James Slowinski
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
· 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
Austin Daily Herald, June 28, 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
· 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
Marlyce V. (nee Hanson) Tanner
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
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
Leona B. Trollen
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
· 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
John F. Watkins
John F. Watkins, 82, of 307 20th St. SW, died Monday, June 19, 2000 at
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
Loretta M. Wilde
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
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
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
Bertha (nee Johnson) Barclay
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
She was preceded in death by one brother, one sister, one half brother,
one half sister, mother, father, one son, one daughter, husband and
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
Edward O. Bergland
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
Eugene B. Bjork
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
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
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
Blanche A. Camm
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
Thyra Marthea (nee Hansen) Christensen
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
Donald E. Dutcher
#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
#2 of 2 items:
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
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]
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
Robert Leon Frazier
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
Ione N. Gilbert
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
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
Lillian R. (nee Hyland) Gullickson
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
Lillian R. Gullickson, 90, of Austin, died on Monday, July 3, 2000 at
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
Harry J. Hackensmith, Jr.
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
Eugene Matthew "Euge" Heimer
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
Dean F. Hemmer
Dean F. Hemmer, 91, died July 4, 2000, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced later by
Austin Daily Herald - Wednesday, July 05, 2000
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.
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
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
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
Clarence Hollis Jones
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
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
Cindy Mae (nee Flanders) Kauffman
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
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
Walter R. Kelly
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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