MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 128

 

 

Edna Eleanor Torrens

1914-2001

Edna E. Torrens, 87, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Fairview Nursing Home in Dodge Center.

She was born July 8, 1914, on a farm near Hope, N.D. and grew up there.

She married Chester A. Torrens Sept. 20, 1933, in Austin and they farmed near Oakland for 40 years before moving to Austin.

She worked for the Holiday Inn for several years.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid.

She enjoyed sewing quilts, gardening, playing cards and puzzles.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Vern Torrens and his wife, Joanne, Decatur, Ill.; James Torrens and his wife, Carol, American Fork, Utah; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley Huff and her husband, Marv, Kasson; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul Steinke and his wife, Alice, Longmont, Colo.; a sister, Evelyn Carlson, Fargo, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester in 1988; three brothers and two sisters.

Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Natzke officiating.

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and for one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery

Memorials: St. John's Lutheran Church Ladies Aid or donor's choice

Austin Daily Herald, circa August 1, 2001

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John T. Wagner

1912-2001

John T. Wagner, 88, of Adams, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001 at his home.

He was born Aug. 26, 1912, in Adams to John and Florence (Rooney) Wagner.

He graduated from Adams High School in 1930. He worked at the grocery store in Adams after graduation as well as other area businesses.

He served in the Coast Guard during World War II.

He married Maybelle Homan Jan. 19, 1944, at St. Mary's Church in Remsen, Iowa.

He returned to Adams after the Coast Guard where he worked in the grocery business. He built Wagner Super Valu grocery in 1948, which he owned and operated until 1975 when he sold it to his son, Dan. He worked at the store until his retirement.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Adams Post No. 146 American Legion and Adams Commercial Club.

He was also a charter member of Cedar River County Club and an active supporter of Sacred Heart Church and school.

He was an active baseball player and an avid fan.

Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Anne Strub and her husband, Mike, Roseville; Mary Hamm, Ramsey; Kathy Mac Runnels, Sioux Falls, S.D.; sons and daughter-in-law, Tom Wagner, Eden Prairie; Dan Wagner and his wife, Shari, Adams; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Maybelle, 1996; and brother, Leo.

Service: 1 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Gregory Leif officiating. Casket bearers will be Mike Strub, Chris Wagner, Pete Wagner, John Strub, Carl Hamm and Tom Strub.

Visitation: One hour before the service today.

Interment: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Adams

Memorials: Sacred Heart Catholic Church or American Cancer Society.

Austin Daily Herald, August 12, 2001

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Dorothea F. Wendorf

1906-2001

Dorothea F. Wendorf, 95 of Austin, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 3, 2001 at Austin Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 15, 1906, to Ferdinand and Wilhelmina (Frohreich) Wendorf in Waltham Township, Mower County.

She was a baptized and confirmed member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church, rural Waltham.

After completing her primary education, she worked in Austin and later attended and graduated from Glenwood Hills Hospital nursing program in Minneapolis.

She and four of her classmates decided to begin their careers in Detroit, Mich.. After 11/2 years, they moved to Redwood City, Calif., where she was employed at the Belmont Hospital. She enjoyed living and working in California until returning to Minnesota in 1992.

She enjoyed family and friends, traveling to Europe, Alaska, Hawaii, Nicaragua, Mexico and the East and West coasts of the United States.

Survivors include one brother Harold Wendorf and his wife, Florence, Austin; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Her parents, five brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, rural Waltham, with the Rev. John Heruth officiating.

Visitation: 6-7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at Worlein Funeral Home of Austin and for one hour prior to the service at church Tuesday.

Interment: St. Michael's Lutheran Cemetery.

Austin Daily Herald, circa August 5, 2001

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Dorothy C. (nee Stark) Weseman

1913-2001

Dorothy C. Weseman, age 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died on Wednesday, August 22, 2001, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

She was born Jan. 11, 1913, in Red Wing, Minn., to Adolph J. and Elizabeth (Risse) Stark.

She married Edward R. Weseman on Aug. 6, 1935. She was a homemaker, wife and mother. She enjoyed traveling with her family, flower gardening and sewing. She was also a volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospice, and active member of St. Augustine Parish and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband, Edward Weseman, Austin; daughter, Donna Weseman, Austin; three grandchildren; two sisters, Bertha Santelman, Red Wing; Patty and Wilbur Winblad, Rosemount; a brother, Robert and Mary Ann Stark, Caledonia; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Rachel Neiswanger and Francis Curtin, Austin; Victor and Eugenia Kahl-Bush, Grand Meadow; nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Barbary Jean Guimond; her infant son, Edward Jr.; her son-in-law, David Guimond; three brothers, Lawrence, Henry and Frederick Stark; a sister, Cecilia Rodman.

Service: A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, with Father Paul Nelson officiating. Also, there will be a 4 p.m. CCW rosary and a 7:30 p.m. wake service on Friday at Mayer Funeral Home. Casket bearers will be Mary Christopherson, Kathleen Priem, James Stark, Stephen Neiswanger, Kurt Neiswanger and Amy Nelson.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery.

Austin Daily Herald, August 24, 2001

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Phyllis Louise (nee Nelson)
WRIGHT

1926-2001

Phyllis Louise Wright, 75 of Hayfield, died August 9, 2001, at her home.

She was born May 19, 1926, at Hayfield to Art and Dora (Haukom) Nelson.

She married David Wright June 29, 1946, at Hayfield.

She lived in the Dexter and Hayfield area all her life. She and her husband farmed and she was employed at Hormel Foods Corporation, Austin, and also worked at the U.S. Post Office at Dexter as well as Telex at Rochester.

She enjoyed knitting, reading, sewing, painting and cooking.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Shelley Wright, Hayfield, and Nan and Darrel Anderson, Stewartville; one son, Gregg Wright, Winona; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

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

Service: 1 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2001, memorial service at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, Hayfield.

Interment: Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation: Noon-1 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2001, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, Hayfield.merican Red Cross.

Austin Daily Herald, August 12, 2001

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Elizabeth Knight

1868-1957

ELIZABETH KNIGHT BURIED AT LEROY

LEROY, MINNESOTA ó Funeral services for Elizabeth Knight were conducted in the Martz Funeral Home with burial in the LeRoy Cemetery.

She was born in Arena, Wisconsin, on July 6, 1868, and spent her childhood near LeRoy. She was married to Albert Knight on February 22, 1900. They moved to LeRoy, and he died in 1901.

About 25 years ago she went to Madison, Wisconsin, where she died.

She is survived by two step daughters, Lura Gaily, Madison Wis., and Edith Malcomson, Yankton, South Dakota.

(Mason City Globe-Gazette - Tuesday, January 8, 1957)

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Harry Hynie

Died 2001

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home and Friday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Friday, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Patricia M. Toschak officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 23, 2001

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Grace B. Morgan

ca. 1905-2001

BURIED IN MOWER COUNTY

Grace B. Morgan, 96, of Blooming Prairie, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at the Owatonna Hospital.

She was born to Charley and Cordelia (Crane) Dawley in the family's log home in Burr Oak Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa.

She attended school at the Lost Nation public school Number Eight in Burr Oak, Iowa. As a young lady, she moved to Austin to work in an overall plant and later at George Hormel Company.

She married Justin Brown in 1926 and they farmed south of Austin. After his death in 1936, she remained on the family farm and married Kenneth Morgan in 1939. They continued to farm near Austin and later near Blooming Prairie. Kenneth died May 2, 1966.

She moved in to Blooming Prairiein 1967 where she was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Ladies Aid and District 85 Friendship Club. Since 1975, she has served as "Sunshine Lady" of the First Baptist Church, sending cards each month to those unable to attend services.

She enjoyed quilting and was a charter member of the Blooming Prairie Flower Garden Club. She was an avid historian, organizing and recording her family's history. She compiled a booklet for each family member, titled, "Our Family History, To Have and To Hold".

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Verna and Howard Busho, Owatonna; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Lorraine Brown, Blooming Prairie, Ralph and Betty Brown, Owatonna; Gary and Alice Morgan, Clear Lake, Minn.; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Lottie Good, Ridgeway, Iowa; Vyra Masters, Canton; brother, Roscoe Dawley, Burr Oak, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; son, Merle Brown; two grandchildren in infancy; sister, Mabel Brandt; and seven brothers, Edward, Clarence, Thomas, Harry, John, Jesse and Clifford Dawley.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at the funeral home and Wednesday at the church one hour before the service.

Service: 1 p.m., Wednesday, at First Baptist Church in Blooming Prairie with the Rev. Matthew Fennell officiating.

Interment: Rose Creek Enterprise Cemetery, rural Austin.

Funeral Home: Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 12, 2001

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Viola Mae (nee Schwartz) Ehmke

1925-2001

Viola Mae Ehmke, age 76, of Austin, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at Austin Medical Center.

She was born July 25, 1925, in the Dexter Township to Walter F. and Elizabeth (Studer) Schwartz.

She attended the District 106 School in the Dexter Township, Elkton High School and graduated from Austin High School in 1944.

On Nov. 25, 1947, she married Martin T. Ehmke at Trinity Lutheran Church in the Dexter Township.

She was employed by the F.W. Woolworth Company until 1948 and J.C. Penneys from 1957 to 1974. In 1976 she returned to work at Younkers until retiring in 1986.

She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, the "Penney's Rejects" and the Local P-9 United Support Group.

She enjoyed traveling, visiting 47 states, and for the past 14 years the Ehmkes have wintered in Arizona. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting and baking, making many wedding cakes over the years. She also enjoyed bowling, shuffleboard, dancing and playing cards.

Survivors include her husband, Martin T. Ehmke, Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Phyllis Ehmke, Kansas City, Mo.; LaVerne Ehmke, Austin; Merlin and Lori Ehmke, Waterloo, Ind.; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Stephen Mullen, Rochester; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Alma and Graham Uzlik, Austin; Delores Oelkers, Grantsburg, Wis.; nieces and nephews.

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

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at the funeral home and Monday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m., Monday, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with the Rev. Don Deines officiating. Organist will be Ruth Monson and soloist will be the Rev. Dan Kahl. Casket bearers will be Steven Ehmke, LaVerne Ehmke, Merlin Ehmke, Stephen Mullen, Joshua Ehmke and Caleb Ehmke.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Memorials: To the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, 910 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006 or to Our Saviors Lutheran Church.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 9, 2001

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Robert H. "Bob" Loheide

1923-2001

Robert H. Loheide, age 78, of Albert Lea, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at Thorne Crest Retirement Center - South.

He was born March 17, 1923, to Henry Oliver and Alzeretta May (Vaughn) Loheide in Peoria, Ill. He attended school in Illinois.

He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.

On April 11, 1970, he was married Elaine Swancutt at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.

He had been employed by Montgomery Ward and Illinois Power & Light before leaving Illinois and American Can Company in Austin, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, and Ogden, Utah. He retired in 1980 and moved back to Albert Lea in 1981.

He was a member of the American Legion, Model Airplane Club, Trinity Lutheran Church, former treasurer of the Fountain Lake Sportsman Club, Grapevine Twisters Square-Dancing Club, and the ACBL Bridge League.

He loved dancing, playing cards, fishing, camping, and fixing anything.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine, Albert Lea; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Marvin Frankart, Bellevue, Ohio; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, W. David and Rose Ring, Mason City, Iowa; stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, June and Brian Droen, Long Lake, Minn.; Catherine and Jack Dodson, Van Meter, Iowa; six step grandchildren; brother, William Loheide, Illinois; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Henry; and sister, Evelyn.

Visitation: At the church one hour before the service.

Service: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea with Rev. Omar Stunkel officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the area servicemen's organizations.

Funeral Home: Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home, Albert Lea.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 9, 2001

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Marvin W. "Windy" Huff

1931-2001

Marvin W. "Windy" Huff, age 70, of Kasson, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, of natural causes at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

He was born April 9, 1931, in Bristow, Iowa.

He grew up in Lyle and graduated from Lyle High School in 1949. He served in the United States Air Force for 10 years and, for a time, served in England.

On Dec. 26, 1950, he married Dixie Ingersol in Austin. They later divorced. On Feb. 14, 1976, he married Shirley Torrens in Northwood, Iowa. They lived in Kasson since 1977.

He was a stationary engineer at Quest International in Rochester.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran in Kasson and the Kasson American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Missy Huff, Fort Collins, Colo.; Randy and Chaille Huff, Berthoud, Colo.; Scott and Cheri Huff, Inver Grove Heights; daughters and son-in-law, Diana Huff, St. Paul; Wendy Huff, Savage; Sheree and Jeremy Nelson, Rochester; stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Michael and Suzanne Terry, Savage; Lee and Loretto Terry, Anchorage, Alaska; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Shelly and Jim Baker, Kasson; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Ione Huff, Helena, Mont.; Ward and Joan Huff, Caledonia; Oscar and Carol Huff, Austin; sister and brother-in-law, Charlene and Duane Enerson, Austin.

He was preceded in death by one grandson.

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at the funeral home and Monday at the church one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m., Monday, at St. John's Lutheran in Kasson with Pastor Adolf Quast officiating.

Funeral Home: Dibble Funeral Home, Kasson.

Memorials: To Seasons Hospice or St. John's Lutheran.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 9, 2001

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Darrell D. Day

1944-2001

Darrell D. Day, age 57, of Austin, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at the Austin Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 2, 1944, in Owatonna to Laurel and Marie (Gehloff) Day.

He graduated from Austin High School and served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967.

On Nov. 7, 1970, he married Linda Mead in Taopi.

After the army he returned home to Austin where he worked for the Milwaukee Railroad for over 29 years until his retirement in 1997.

He enjoyed listening to baseball or football games, being in his garage fixing or tearing something apart, mowing the neighbors' lawns, spending hours out at the family farm fixing something one of the boys broke, pitching horseshoes with his brothers, friends or the boys, talking to the neighbors, passing words of wisdom to his three boys, playing cribbage and doing crossword puzzles. He volunteered at the Salvation Army.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Day, Austin; sons, Terrence Day, Austin; Courtney Day, Candler, N.C.; Kyle Day, Austin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Farrell and Dawnya Day, Waltham; James and Marilyn Day, Brownsdale; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carrell and Edgar Bathke, Wells; LaVonne and Dave Godwin, Brownsdale; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dawn.

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2001, and one hour before the service on Thursday.

Service: 2 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home with Pastor Frank Krahn officiating. Organist will be Becki Pearson and singers will be Jean Krahn and Elizabeth Rice. Casket bearers will be Farrell Day, Dave Godwin, Edgar Bathke, Jeff Mead, Pete Thome and Bob Mead.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 7, 2001

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Lawrence E. Ganfield

1908-2001

Lawrence "Larry" E. Ganfield, age 93, of Pine Island, formerly of Austin, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Pine Haven Care Center.

He was born March 8, 1908, in Rock County, Minn. to George and Anna (Schlueter) Ganfield. He attended school in Edgerton, Minn. and farmed until 1938. On Feb. 2, 1938, he married Frances Young in LeCenter, Minn.

He worked as a hardware salesman until 1946 when they moved to Austin. From 1955 until his retirement in 1980, he sold real estate in Austin.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Austin Odd Fellows Lodge #20, the Chamber Ambassadors and Past President of the Austin Board of Realtor Board.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Rev. Ruth and Joel Phelps, Pine Island; Lois and Herbert Arlene, Philadelphia, Pa.; four grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Sara Ganfield, Marquette, Mich.; Darleen Ganfield, LeCenter; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; a sister and two brothers.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at the funeral home.

Service: 11 a.m., Friday, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Patricia M. Toschak officiating. Organist will be Ruth Monson.

Interment: Private interment at Grandview Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 7, 2001

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Ruth Irene (nee Mayer) Paulsen

1918-2001

Ruth Irene Paulsen, age 83, of Hollandale, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at the Albert Lea Good Samaritan Center.

She was born Oct. 16, 1918, in Austin to Joseph and Margaret (Moje) Mayer. She attended Webster and Lincoln grade schools and Austin High School.

On April 15, 1939, she married Frederick D. Paulsen in Osage, Iowa.

She had been a resident of Austin, of rural Hayward and of rural Hollandale. She was employed over the years at Hormel, Birdseye, the Hollandale Marketing Association, and by C. N. Slegh.

She was a member of St Paul's Lutheran Church, the DFL Party and the Farmer's Union.

She loved to sing and in the 1930s she sang with an orchestra called the High Hatters. She also enjoyed her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Frederick D. Paulsen, Hollandale; children, Douglas and wife Dorothy Paulsen, Vancouver Wash.; Frederick "Fritz" and wife Sheryl Paulsen, Vancouver; Victoria and husband James Sanvik, Albert Lea; Pamela and husband James Brown, Albert Lea; Debra and husband Larry Runden, Albert Lea; Kevin and wife Ann Paulsen, Albert Lea; Margaret and husband Gary Nelson, Albert Lea; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Guckeen, Austin; brother, Joseph "Bud" Mayer, Usingen, Germany; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters Fred, Dora, Joseph, Helen, Alma, Florence, Edna, Gertrude, and Mary; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lillian, Viola, Goldia, Harry, Sylvia, and Fern; and son-in-law, Allen Gilbertson.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Service: 11 a.m., Thursday, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hollandale, with the Rev. Jeff Kuddes officiating.

Interment: Graceland Cemetery, Albert Lea.

Funeral Home: Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, Albert Lea.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 6, 2001

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Burton R. Tracy

1926-2001

Burton R. Tracy, 75, of Austin, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at Franklin Health Care Center in Franklin.

He was born June 11, 1926, in Wyville, Wis. to Ernest and Bessie (Writer) Tracy. He went to school in Wisconsin.

He served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946 in the Phillipines and New Guinea.

He married Melda Mracek July 3, 1946, in Denver, Colo.

He worked as a plumber for Henry Hale in Sleepy Eye and then for Scheid Plumbing in Austin.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion Post No. 91 and V.F.W. Post No. 1216.

Survivors include his wife Melda (Boots) Tracy, Austin; daughter and son-in-law, LaVaughn and Ronald Mullenbach, Brownsdale; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Tracy of Beloit, Wis.; nieces and nephews.

Visitation: was 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at the funeral home and on Monday an hour before the service. There will be no reviewal.

Service: was 2 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home with the Rev. Patricia M. Toschak officiating. Honorary bearers will be Bill Horn, Melvin Cook, Don Cook, Bud Stanek, Durwood Standinger and Bud Baehm. Casket bearers will be Larry Scheid, John Scheid, Dick Morgan, Dick Noterman, Jim Wermerskirchen and David LaBrenz.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Austin. American Legion Post No. 91 and V.F.W. Post No. 1216 are in charge of military rites.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 6, 2001

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Mildred E. (nee Nockelby) Dimmitt

1905-2001

Mildred E. Dimmitt, age 96, of Chisago City, died Nov. 1, 2001.

She was born May 16, 1905, in Austin to Christian and Mathilda Nockelby.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Hastings, Wyoming, Minn.

Visitation: Friday, one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at the Margaret S. Parmly residence in Chisago City.

Interment: Austin Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Grandstrand Funeral Home, Lindstrom, Minn.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 6, 2001

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June Marie Kenyon 1922-2001

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June Marie Kenyon, 79, of Adams, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Austin Medical Center.

She was born in Fairmont and went to school there.

She married Richard Rawlins Aug. 23, 1939, in Kenyon. They farmed near Taopi, Sargeant and later, near LeRoy. They retired in Adams where her husband died in 1980.

She was a homemaker, egg candeler, nurses aid, and cleaning woman. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, pets, search word puzzles, collecting sea shells, rocks, cooking and being with family.

She was a member of Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams and the ALCW and the designated driver program.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Fred Koenings, of Adams; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Edith Kennedy, Spring Valley; brothers and sister-in-law, Allen Hamilton, Sargeant; Richard and Marc Hamilton, Oronoco; nieces and nephews.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard Kastner officiating. Organist will be Pat Hinz and Soloist will be Pam Bamrick. Honorary bearers were her great-grandchildren. Casket bearers were Michael Lidtke, Steven Newkirk, Sr., Joseph Albers, David Huntley, Randy Hansen and Steven Newkirk, Jr.

Interment: Dexter Cemetery in Dexter

Funeral Home: Adams Funeral Home

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 4, 2001


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June Marie Kenyon, 79

June Marie Kenyon, age 79, of Adams, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at the Austin Medical Center after a battle with cancer.

June Hamilton was born in Fairmont where she attended school.

On Aug. 23, 1939, she married Richard Rawlins Kenyon. They had one child, a daughter, Jean.

They farmed near Taopi, Sargeant, and later, near Leroy. They retired in Adams where her husband died in 1980.

She was a homemaker, egg candler, nurse's aid and cleaning woman.

She enjoyed many hobbies such as dancing, gardening, her pets, word search puzzles, collecting sea shells and rocks, cooking, being with family and helping others.

She was a member of Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams and a member of the ALCW, the designated driver program and various other groups.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Fred Koenigs, Adams; five granddaughters; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Allen Hamilton, Sargeant; Richard and Marc Hamilton, Oronoco; nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at the funeral home and at the church, Saturday, one hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Saturday, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard Kastner officiating. Organist will be Charlotte Anderson and soloist will be Dee Hamilton. Honorary bearers will be her great-grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Michael Lidtke, Steven Newkirk, Sr., Joseph Albers, David Huntley, Randy Hansen and Steven Newkirk, Jr.

Interment: Dexter Cemetery, Dexter.

Funeral Home: Adams Funeral Home, Adams.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 1, 2001

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Wilbur Gordon Voas

1916-2001

Wilbur Gordon Voas, age 85, of Adams, Minnesota, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Austin Medical Center.

He was born July 12, 1916, at Morristown, S.D. to Areon and Mabel (Campbell) Voas. He graduated from the Morristown High School in 1934 and served in the United States Army during World War II.

On March 3, 1953, he married Martha J. Verdoorn at Minburn, Iowa where they farmed until moving to the Adams area in 1955. He farmed in the Adams area until retiring in 1992 when they moved to Rose Creek.

He enjoyed gardening and was a member of Crane Community Chapel and Adams Post #146 American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Voas, Adams; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harvey and Pat Verdoorn, Spencer, Iowa; Elsie Verdoorn, Rochester; nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at Crane Community Chapel with the Rev. Randy Petersen officiating. Organist will be Kathy Crosby.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Austin, with Adams Post #146 American Legion in charge of military rites.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 2, 2001

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Marcella Adeline Winn

1916-2001

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Marcella A. Winn, 85

Marcella Adeline Winn, age 85, of Austin, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at the Austin Medical Center.

She was born July 17, 1916, in Udolpha Township to Truman and Emma (Goehtz) Winn. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church of Austin.

During her childhood years she lived in Lansing where she attended grade school and Austin High School.

She was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church of Waltham.

She lived in Rochester and Minnetonka before moving to Comforcare Good Samaritan Center in Austin 12 years ago.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marian; and two nephews.

Service: Graveside services at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Lansing Cemetery with Pastor John Heruth officiating.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 1, 2001


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Marcella Adeline Winn, age 85, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, October 12, 2001, at the Austin Medical Center.

She was born July 17, 1916, in Udolpha Township to Truman and Emma (Goehtz) Winn. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church of Waltham and confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church of Austin.

During her childhood years she lived in Lansing where she attended grade school and Austin High School.

She was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church of Waltham.

She lived in Rochester and Minnetonka before moving to Comforcare Good Samaritan Center in Austin 12 years ago.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marion; and two nephews.

Service: Graveside services at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Lansing Cemetery with Pastor John Heruth officiating.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 2, 2001

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Allen Howard Arndt

1918-2001

Allen Howard Arndt, age 83, of Bemidji, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at the North County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bemidji, Minnesota.

He was born June 2, 1918, in Vernon Center, Minnesota to Louis and Blanche (Duddridge) Arndt.

He attended grade school in Oakland, Minnesota, where his father was a blacksmith. He moved with his family to Austin when still a young boy and graduated from Austin High School in 1936.

In 1939, he married Lorraine Morrison in Osage, Iowa.

They built their first home in Austin where he worked as a salesman and truck driver for the Big Four Bottling Company.

In 1943, he joined the armed forces and was assigned to the 70th Infantry Division, known as the Trailblazers, as an ambulance driver. After basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Camp Adair, Ore., S/Sgt Arndt spent three years in the European theatre of operations.

When he returned to Minnesota in 1946, he purchased 97 acres along the shores of Pimushe Lake. He spent the next 25 years building and operating Pimushe Resort during the summer months. During the winter months he worked in the Twin Cities for the railroad. He also worked for the Boy Scout organization and worked in construction in Florida. In 1971 he sold the resort and moved to Tarpon Springs, Fla. where he built a home and worked in construction for five years. He then sold that home and returned to the Pimushe Lake property. He worked at the Bemidji State College in maintenance and odd jobs.

He did a lot of traveling world wide. His main hobbies were fishing, deer hunting, traveling and bowling. He also did some volunteering and attended church regularly at Kitchi Pines Church.

He was a life member of the VFW, member of the American Legion and an AARP past member.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Arndt, Bemidji; sisters, Peggy Wallace, Pennington, Minn.; Agnes Rush, Austin; Edith Brown, Pennington, Minn.; sister-in-law, Genevieve Arndt, Austin; nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Emil Arndt; and nephew, Donald Arndt.

Visitation: was 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2001, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

Service: were held at 2 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home with Lee Hochstetler officiating. Casket bearers were Gary Morrison, Stephen Morrison, Peter Morrison, Joe Compton, Mike Brown and Larry Arndt.

Interment: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Funeral Home: Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji.

Memorials: To Kitchi Pines Church, HC3 Box 185H, Blackduck, MN 56630.

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 1, 2001

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Roswell L. Ulland

1935-2009

BORN IN AUSTIN, MINNESOTA

Roswell L. Ulland, age 74, of Albert Lea, Minnesota, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Center.

Roswell was born on Jan. 28, 1935 to Charles and Leone (Bunker) Ulland in Austin, Minnesota. He grew up in rural Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1954. During his school years, he competed in the individual state wrestling tournament two years.

Ross served in the United States Air Force, stationed in several locations including Greenland. On August 25, 1961 he was united in marriage to Phyllis Skophammer at Central Freeborn Lutheran Church. The couple made their home in the Hollandale, Minn. area where Ross worked as a mechanic for Ag Power (formerly Veldman Equipment) retiring in 2000 after 40 years.

Ross was a very creative person, remodeling most of his own house. He enjoyed tinkering in his shop and working on many special projects. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea and the American Legion. Ross dearly loved entertaining his three granddaughters by reading and playing outside with them. With his family, Ross grew vegetables and sold them at Albert Lea Farmerís Market for 29 years, Minneapolis Farmerís Market for 10 years, and Austin and Mason City Farmerís Markets for several years. His greatest pride was having his granddaughters help him sell at Farmerís Markets, delighted by their ability to make change and wait on customers. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife: Phyllis Ulland; son: Joel (Trace) Ulland; granddaughters: Linnea, Sydney and Eleanor; sister: Lillian (Dan) Peterson, Ft. Worth, Texas; brothers:, Bruce (Sharon) Ulland, Austin, Minn., Lee (Doris) Ulland, Burlington, Wis. and Arnold (Nancy) Ulland, Spring Branch, Texas; and brother and sister-in-law, Duane and Carmen Skophammer, Albert Lea, Minn.

Ross was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Leone Ulland; son, Greg in 1990, brother, Jerome Ulland; and mother and father-in-law, Thomas and Inanda Skophammer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 at First Lutheran Church. Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be at Lakewood Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by area veteranís organizations. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. To sign the guest book, go to www.bayviewfuneral.com

Austin Daily Herald online, Nov. 30,2009, www.austindailyherald.com

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Merle Russell Eggen

1929-2009

Merle Russell Eggen, age 80, of Mankato, Minnesota, formerly of San Antonia, Texas passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Mankato.

Merle was born on July 6, 1929, on the family farm in Otranto Township, Mitchell County, Iowa, the son of Walter R. and Clarise M. (Hanson) Eggen. Merle was baptized at the Mona Lutheran Church in Mona, Iowa and was confirmed at the Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church in Lyle, Minnesota, where his great-grandfather was a pastor. Merle attended elementary school in Pine Hurst and graduated from Lyle High School in Lyle in 1947.

Following his graduation, Merle attended the Dunwoody Institute for two years prior to entering the United States Army in February 1951. While in the service, Merle was stationed in Korea and was honorably discharged in February 1953. After being discharged, Merle returned home to Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota where he earned his Electrical Engineer degree.

On September 13, 1958, Merle was united in marriage to Eunice Zieman in Fairmont, Minnesota. Together the couple made their home in Wisconsin where Merle was employed with Wisconsin Energy for 34 years. Following their retirement, Merle and Eunice moved to San Antonio where they lived until Eunice passed away in September of this year. After her death, Merle came to Mankato to be closer to family.

In his spare time, Merle enjoyed photography and working on stained glass. He was a perfectionist and took great pride in working on home improvement projects. Merle and Eunice loved their dogs and for many years raised show dogs. The couple celebrated 51 years of marriage together just prior to Euniceís passing.

Left to cherish his memory is a sister: Beverly Lee, Mankato, Minnesota; sister-in-law: Crystal Zieman, Weslaco, Texas; brother-in-law: Harold (Marlys) Thompson, Caledonia, Minnesota; nieces and nephews: Jeffrey (Dawn) Thompson Sr., Winona, Minnesota, Julie (Pat) Thompson Lynch, St. Cloud, Minn., Alan (Carolyn) Lee, Mankato, Minnesota, and Wendy Lee, Mankato, Minn.; as well as many other extended family and friends.

Merle is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Clarise Eggen; wife, Eunice Eggen; and a sister, Elaine Eggen Thompson.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery in Fairmont. Full military graveside rites were performed by the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post #36 and the Martin County VFW Post #1222 of Fairmont, MN. Merle The Lakeview Funeral Home of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald online, Nov. 30,2009, www.austindailyherald.com

NOTE: Eunice died on Sept. 20, 2009. She was born May 3, 1932. Her SSN was issued in Minnesota. According to the Soc. Sec. Death Index.

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Arlene M. (Buss) Jost

1917-2009

Arlene M. Jost, 92, of Brownsdale, Minnesota, died Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at the Field Crest Care Center, Hayfield, Minnesota.

She was born Sept. 27, 1917 in Albert Lea, Minn. daughter of Joseph and Hazel (Jewitt) Buss. She graduated from Albert Lea High School and worked for Western Union in Grand Forks, North Dakota and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Arlene was married to John Jost on Nov. 1, 1947 in Albert Lea. They resided in Chicago, Ill., until moving to Austin in 1952. In 1960, they moved to Brownsdale. She was employed as a secretary in the installment loan department of the 1st National Bank of Austin. Arlene was a member of the United Methodist Church in Brownsdale. She enjoyed playing cards and fishing. She was an avid bowler and was inducted into the Austin Bowlers' Hall of Fame.

She is survived by son, Mark (Shelly) Jost, Tucson, Arizona; two grandchildren: John Jost, Boulder, Colo.; Carolyn Jost, Lafayette, Indiana; and brother: Howard Buss, Bakersfield, Calif.; and brother: Dale (Mary) Buss, Sacramento, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, John.

A service will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Brownsdale United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Schultz officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin and for one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Albert Lea.

The family prefers memorials, either the American Cancer Society or the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Austin Daily Herald online, Nov. 30,2009, www.austindailyherald.com

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Dale Frederick Brown

1948-2009

Dale Frederick Brown, age 60, formerly of Rose Creek, Minnesota, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009 at Mission Nursing Home in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Dale was born December 8, 1948 in Osage, Iowa, to Frederick and Walbertha (Steiger) Brown. He served in Vietnam. Dale worked for Hormel Foods. He enjoyed muscle cars, visits with his family and also traveling with his family.

Survivors include his mother: Bertha Brown, Rochester, Minnesota; brother: Jeff Brown, Rochester, Minnesota; sisters: Anne (Allen) Mickow, Rochester, Minnesota, Arlene Prokasky, Sandstone, Minnesota; nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Frederick Brown on August 1, 1991.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Rose Creek with Father James Seitz officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Sunday. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #146.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald online, November 30,2009, www.austindailyherald.com

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Jean Elizabeth (nee Graves) Krulish

1926-2009

AUSTIN, MINNESOTA -- Jean Elizabeth Krulish, 83, of Austin died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 surrounded by her family at her home in Austin.

She was born October 11, 1926, in Austin, to Robert and Martha (Tuel) Graves. Jean married Glenn Krulish on July 14, 1946 at the Brownsdale Methodist Church. Jean was a home maker and also worked at Hormel Foods for several years before the children were born. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church were she also served in the Esther Circle. In her spare time, she liked to knit, crochet, work in the garden and go bowling. Jean loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. For the last 13 years, Jean was on dialysis three days a week.

She was preceded in death by her Husband Glenn Krulish; son-in-law, Louis Ciola, Jr.; and her eight older siblings.

Jean is survived by her daughters, Cynthia (Steven) Gleason, Austin, Catherine (Gary) Mitchell, Osceola, Mo.; grandchildren, Dominic Ciola, Minneapolis, Louis Ciola III, Austin, Texas, Elizabeth Krulish, Osceola, Mo.; step-grandchildren, Philip Gleason, Tallahassee, Fla., Kara (Carl) Mould, Atlanta, Ga., and Marjorie Gleason, Miami, Fla.; brother-in-law, Francis Carroll, Austin; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Patricia Toschak officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Austin. Visitation will be for one hour before the service at the church on Thursday.

The Family Prefers Memorials to First United Methodist Church or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33 St., New York, NY 10016.

Austin Daily Herald online, Nov. 30,2009, www.austindailyherald.com

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Claire Paige Bawek

1924-2009

Claire Paige Bawek, 85, of Austin died at Austin Medical Center Sunday afternoon, Nov. 29, 2009, with her loving family present.

She was born Sept. 10, 1924 to Carl and Edna (Paige) Nelson in Austin, where she grew up. After completing her education, Claire became an employee of Geo. A. Hormel & Company. She married Robert William Bawek on Sept. 29, 1944 in Austin and raised their five children. Claire retired after 30 years in the dairy pack (bacon) department. A lifetime member of the Moose Lodge and Queen of Angels, she was a Twins fan and also enjoyed knitting, reading and trips to Vegas.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Robert; daughters, Nancy (Richard) Haney of Austin, Sue (Bruce) Marlin of Rosemount, JoAnne (Michael) Goodnight of Buffalo Center, Iowa; sons, Ronald (Fay) Bawek of Coon Rapids, John Bawek of Dillon, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirlee Diedrich of Adams, Faye Harrington of Austin; brother, Donald (Mary) Nelson of Austin; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Kenneth, Robert and Harold.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday at Worlein Funeral Home, Austin and at the church one hour prior to the service. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home Thursday. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery, Austin. The family prefers memorials to Queen of Angels Catholic Church or Pacelli High School.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald online, Dec. 1, 2009

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Frances Elizabeth BELAND

1910-2009

Frances Elizabeth Beland, 99, of Austin, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at Sacred Heart Care Center where she was a resident.

Frances was born Feb. 4, 1910 in Loda, Ill. to William A. and Kathryn I. (Ryan) Beland. Her family moved to Iowa when she was a small child. Frances grew up near Osage and Stacyville.

Frances graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Minneapolis and served as a nurse cadet during WWII. She worked as a nurse for many years in Minneapolis. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, reading and exercising every day.

Survivors include her sisters, Joan Schmidt, Rochester, Phyllis Schmidt, Stacyville, Iowa; 22 nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Kathryn Beland; brothers, Robert Beland, William J. Beland, Ralph Beland; sisters, Lucille Wright, Irene Beland, Margaret Heimer.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at Sacred Heart Care Center with Father Donald Zenk officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the care center on Saturday. Interment will be in Visitation Cemetery in Stacyville, Iowa.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald online, Wed., Dec. 2, 2009

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Marjorie Alice (nee Colling)
MATHEWS

1924-2009

Marjorie Alice (Colling) Mathews, 85, died on Tuesday Dec. 1, 2009 at the Sacred heart Care Center, Austin.

Marjorie was born in Freedom, Nebraska, on April 8, 1924 to Leo and Harriet Lela (Hume) Colling. She spent her childhood in Indianola, Nebraska and graduated from Indianola High School in 1941. She spent two years in the Navy during World War II and was married to Alvah Mathews in 1946 in Oberlin, Kansas. They spent most of their married life of 59 years living in Pocatello, Idaho. She belonged to the Grace Lutheran church in Pocatello.

She is survived by her brother, Leslie Colling of Austin and sister in law, Louise (Mathews) Harris of Jameson Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her husband Alvah; three sisters, Harriet Filz, Helen Swaim, and Mary Ann Aman; and brother Lowell Colling.

Her ashes will be interned next to her husband's ashes at Mountain View Cemetery in Pocatello, Idaho.

Memorials can be sent to Grace Lutheran Church in Pocatello, Idaho. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald online, Wed., Dec. 2, 2009

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Donald D. Fate

1929-2009

Donald D. Fate, 80, of Grand Meadow, Mower county, Minnesota, died on December 1, 2009 at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center in Grand Meadow where he had resided for a short time.

Donald was born on August 20, 1929 in Charles City, Floyd county, Iowa, to Julius Fate and Elsie Groreich Fate. After attending country schools through the eighth grade he quit school to help on his familyís farm.

He was united in marriage to Lois Bulson at the United Bretheran Church in Austin and they were later divorced. Over the years, Don farmed, worked for the city of Stewartville, for Iverson Sanitation in Grand Meadow and for several local farmers. He enjoyed his garden and watering the flowers that lined the streets of Grand Meadow.

He is survived by his children, Elaine (Steve) Iverson of Grand Meadow, Bill (Barb) Fate of Wykoff, Chery (Les) Stier of Grand Meadow, Dale Fate of Austin and Ronald Fate of Forest City, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Osterman of Pine City, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Brandon Stier; and a daughter-in-law, Laura Fate. Private family services will be held Friday evening following the visitation with the Rev. Paula Stier officiating. Friends may call at the Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow from 4 to7 p.m. Friday.

Condolences may be left online at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com.

[Austin Daily Herald, Thur., Dec. 3, 2009]

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Rosemary (nee Bischoff)(Aaby)
LEWIS

1928-2009

Rosemary (Aaby) Lewis, 81, of Austin, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 at the Austin Medical Center.

Rosemary was born Aug. 8, 1928 in Cannon Falls, Minn. to Ernest and Esther Bischoff.

She was a member of the Eagles, Moose, V.F.W. and American Legion. Her hobbies included photography, painting, cooking and hosting gatherings.

Survivors include her sons, Rick and Ray; daughter-in-law, Diane; grandsons, Ashley and Eric Aaby; sister, Lois Haney; sister-in-law, Shirley Bischoff.

She is preceded in death by husbands, Richard Aaby and Virgil Lewis; son, Ron Aaby; parents, Ernest and Esther Bischoff; sisters, Carmen Duffing and Elsie Babcock; brothers, Ted and Ernie Bischoff.

Rosemary has been cremated and has requested no service be held. Interment will be private at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

[Austin Daily Herald, Thur., Dec. 3, 2009]

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Eugene "Axel" Hansen

1926-2000

Eugene "Axel" Hansen, 74, of Blooming Prairie, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

He was born April 28, 1926, to Anhart and Ina (Hjelman) Hansen in Blooming Prairie and was raised in that area, attending a rural school. The year 1955 was a big year for him. He started his own trucking business which he operated until his death. He married Pearl (Eggestine) Camerer Jan. 15, 1955. She died in December 1982.

An active member of First Lutheran Church, Axel's community involvement included the American Legion, Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and 12 years on the City Council. He was a 40 year member of the Fire Department and also served as fire marshall. He received the Distinguished Service Award in 1985 from the Blooming Prairie Jaycees for his community service. He taught snowmobile safety classes and was active in elderly assistance for the Senior Citizens Center. He was an honorary member of the Blooming Prairie FFA and associate member of Steele County Pork Producers. On Jan. 31, 1998, he married Audrey (Vrieze) Slowinski.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey of Blooming Prairie; children, Roxanne (Calvin) Boyd of Blooming Prairie, Robin (Patrick) Berg of Claremont, Ricky (Nancy) Hansen of Blooming Prairie, Tom (Marcia) Camerer of Blooming Prairie, Carol (Dale) Garness of Blooming Prairie, Leone (William) Vavra of Blooming Prairie, Calvin (Joan) Camerer of Andover, Marvin Camerer of Anoka, Mike (Joyce) Kollar of Blooming Prairie, Linda (Orrin) Lerum of St. Cloud, Judy (Gary) Engelken of Blooming Prairie, Barb (Larry) Weigel of Austin; 13 granddaughters; 22 grandsons; 34 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Carol (Ralph) Wright of Austin, Marie (James) Seykora of Owatonna, Eileen (Stewart) Peterson of Waseca, Robert (Judy) Hansen of Blooming Prairie, Jeanette (Ronald) Underwood of Owatonna, Helen (Virgil) Mehus of Rushford, Ann (Dale) Anderson of Ellendale, Karen (Wayne) Freiheit of Stewartville, Jim (Pat) Hansen of Austin, Gary (Lou) Hansen of Blooming Prairie, David (Judy) Livingston of Dodge Center, Terry (Robin) Hansen of Owatonna; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Pearl and one grandson.

Service: 11:00 a.m., Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with the Rev. Richard Hegal officiating.

Visitation: Blooming Prairie Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and at the church one hour before the service.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery in Austin. Honorary casket bearers are grandchildren. Casket bearers are Rodney Garness, James Kollar, Wade Camerer, Eugene Boyd, Larry Stanley and Patrick Berg.

Austin Daily Herald - Sept. 28, 2000

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George E. Sears

1912-2000

George E. Sears, age 88, of LeRoy, died on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, in Riceville, Iowa.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1912, in Grinnell, Iowa, to Myron and Edith Palmer Sears.

He graduated from Newburg, Iowa High School and attended one year of college.

He married Ardith Knoll on Nov. 20, 1935; they divorced in 1956. On June 7, 1969, he married Ethel Austin in LeRoy.

He moved to the LeRoy area from Grinnell, Iowa in 1949 and farmed north of LeRoy until he retired in 1972. In 1969 he moved into LeRoy.

He worked as a custodian for the LeRoy Lutheran Church for 15 years and was president of the Senior Citizens for eight years.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and watching sports.

Survivors include his wife Ethel, LeRoy; daughters and son-in-law, Joyce Hoff, Mason City, Iowa; Millie and Jerry Simes, Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, Mervin and Mary Sears, Preston; Jack and Alice Sears, Palm Coast, Fla.; step-children, Jan Boe, Owatonna; Orlo and Cheryl Austin, Champagne, Ill; Gary and Diane Austin, Apple Valley; Sharon Howard, Rochester; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers.

Service: 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tom Kolden officiating.

Visitation: 12 noon until the time of the service at the church on Saturday.

Funeral Home: Hindt-Hutchins, LeRoy.

Austin Daily Herald - Sept. 27, 2001

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Betty Jean (Wangen) Jackson

1926-2001

Betty Jean Jackson, age 75, of Austin, died on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

She was born on January 6, 1926, in Oakland, to Clarence and Gladies (Nasby) Wangen.

She graduated from Albert Lea High School and worked as a waitress for much of her life.

She married Ellsworth (Jack) Jackson on Aug. 30, 1962, in San Diego, Calif. where they resided until returning to Austin in 1976. At that time, they purchased the Steer Restaurant and operated it until retiring in 1990.

She was a member of the Oakland Lutheran church where she was active in WELCA, Circles and served on the church council. She was also active in the March of Dimes and several other charitable organizations.

Survivors include her husband, Ellsworth (Jack) Jackson, Austin; children, James H. and Panetta Jackson, St. Albens, Vt.; Anna and William Mylinski, Tampa, Fla.; Roger and Sarah Jackson, Charleston, S.C.; four grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Winferd Wangen, Hayward; Stanley G. and Judy Wangen, Atlanta, Ga.; an aunt; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and granddaughter, Kelly.

Service: 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Oakland Lutheran Church with the Rev. LaDonna Ekern officiating. Casket bearers will be Roger Jackson, David Orth, Dustin Wangen, Dale Heilman, James Jackson, Gary Wangen and Mervin Nasby.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Interment: Hillcrest Cemetery, Oakland.

Austin Daily Herald - Sept. 27, 2001

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