MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 131

 

 

Ruby Jenny (nee Noble) Tanner

1919-2002

Ruby Jenny Tanner, 83, of Richville, died Wednesday, August 14, 2002, at SCCI Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.

She was born to John and Ethel (Rogers) Noble on July 9, 1919, in Austin, Mower county, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Olaf Church in Austin. She married Wilber Tanner. He died May 16, 1994. Ruby was employed at Hormel in Austin and at Owatonna Canning Company in Owatonna.

Survivors include children, Patricia (Elmer) Schwerin, Longville; Terry (Carole) Dalager, South Haven; Galen Dalager, Owatonna; Joni (Bruce) Dalager, of Richville; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Randy Dalager; siblings, Hannibal, Stephen, Everett, Roscoe, Sandy, Johnnie, Guy, Jane Helleck, Lutina Ingvaldson, Margaret Noble, Grace Noble and Dorothy Klingfus.

Visitation: Was 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, and at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: Was 11 a.m., Saturday, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Richville with Rev. Timothy Vaughan officiating.

Interment: In the church cemetery.

Funeral Home: Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham.

[Austin Daily Herald -- August 20, 2002]

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Leo Eugene Wakefield

1910-2002

Leo Eugene Wakefield, 91, of Austin, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

He was born Dec. 29, 1910, in Sioux City, Iowa, to William J. and Lillian (Freeman) Wakefield.

He spent his early years in Albert Lea, married Jennie Evangeline Miller on Feb. 20, 1936, in St. Ansgar, Iowa and moved to Austin at age 30.

He was employed at Hormel Foods for 32 years.

A member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, he enjoyed bowling, golf, sporting events, traveling and fishing.

Survivors include son, William (Deborah), Austin; daughter, Janet (Bruce) Lees, Austin; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers, three sisters, and two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Eric.

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., today, Aug. 23, 2002, at the funeral home and Saturday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 2 p.m., Saturday, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Pastor Ron Barnett officiating.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Memorials: To the donor's choice.

[Austin Daily Herald -- August 23, 2002]

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Melvin Waller

1919-2002

Melvin Waller, 82, of Rochester, Minnesota, died on Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at Bear Creek Care Center, Rochester.

He was born September 7, 1919, in Midule, Saskatchewan, to Albert and Anna (Knutson) Waller.

On Dec. 1, 1962, he married Jean Lemons in Mankato. She died in 1992.

Melvin was an Army Veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart for injuries received during the Battle of the Bulge in Germany. He moved to Rochester from Lanesboro in 1953 and moved to the Bear Creek Care Center in February 2002. He worked for Doyle Connor Construction in Rochester from 1959 until 1975.

He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, the Senior Citizens Center, American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include sons, Gerald (Cheryl) Waller, Dodge Center; Mat (Melissa) Waller, Rochester; Ted (Tammy) Waller, Oronoco; Dale Waller, Damariscotta, Maine; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., today, Aug. 22, 2002, at the funeral home and Friday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Friday, at St. Francis Catholic Church with the Rev. Douglas J. Gits officiating.

Interment: Grandview Memorial Gardens with military rites by American Legion Post 92.

Funeral Home: Macken Funeral Home, Rochester.

[Austin Daily Herald -- August 22, 2002]

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Kathy J. (Teepell) Wefel

1956-2002

Kathy J. Wefel, 45 of Lakeville, died of cancer Tuesday Aug. 27, 2002 at the Austin Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 14, 1956 in Minneapolis to Harry and Marion Teepell. She graduated from Austin High School in 1975 and attended college in Minneapolis. She worked for Fred Meyer Jewelers in Burnsville.

Survivors include her daughter, Tiffany Wefel; mother, Marion Teepell; brother Scott Teepell and nieces.

She was proceeded in death by her father.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday Aug. 29, 2002, at the funeral home and one hour before the service Friday at the church.

Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with the Rev. Glenn L. Monson officiating.

Internment: Grandview Cemetery

Funeral Home: Clausen-Jordan Mortuary

[Austin Daily Herald -- August 29, 2002]

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Dean Wilson Zellar

1933-2002

Dean Wilson Zellar, 69

Dean Wilson Zellar, 69, of Austin, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester surrounded by loved ones.

Dean was born July 15, 1933, in DeKalb, Ill., and spent much of his early life in Sterling, Ill., where he met the love of his life, Sandra Lee (Bragg) Zellar.

Sandy and Dean were married on June 28, 1959, and later moved to Austin where they raised four children, cultivated many lifelong friendships and were active in the community and the First United Methodist Church.

For many years, Dean was the owner of Zellar Tire Service in Hollandale, but he devoted much of his time and attention to his extended family and friends.

Despite the fact that his heart never quite worked properly, in all things essential it was everything a heart could and should be.

Dean was a champion of compassion, simple pleasures, the underdog and the powers of optimism and faith.

He loved baseball, was a devoted Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs fan. He was also a first-rate free throw shooter, loved to drive and monkey around, couldn't sing a lick and was incapable of being embarrassed. His passion for Whiffleball has been passed down to each generation of his family.

Dean was adored by his wife, children, and grandchildren, and he adored them in return.

He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his beloved wife, Sandra, daughters Nel Ann, Austin, and Elizabeth (Sean Byers), Plymouth; sons Bradley (Sheila Kennedy Zellar), Minneapolis, and Martin (Carolyn Beaudot), Austin, Texas, eight grandchildren, brother, Duane, Sterling, Ill.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Nellie Zellar, his much-loved Grandma Wilson, and his older brother Lou.

Service: 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at First United Methodist Church.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Memorials: To First United Methodist Van Gang, the YMCA, the Salvation Army or the donors choice.

[Austin Daily Herald -- August 23, 2002]

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David Roy Tollefson

1937-2009

David Roy ďTollyĒ Tollefson, 72, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, December 3, 2009 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

David was born Feb. 25, 1937 in Rushford, Minn. to Roy and Olga (Kjos) Tollefson. David married Peggy Otto on July 23, 1961, in Redwood Falls, Minn. They then moved to Rochester. In 1963 they moved to Austin where they raised three children. He worked for Gamble Robinson, the Austin Park and Recreation., and J.I. Holcomb. Tolly spent his summers from 1963 Ė 1984 umpiring softball nationwide. He was inducted into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame in 1984. Tolly and Peg opened Tollyís Time Out in 1984 and made many longtime customers and friends in their 22 years of business.

After retiring in 2006, it didnít take him long to get back to work. He was elected county commissioner in 2006.

In 1998 Tolly bought a cabin in his childhood stomping grounds of Pilot Mound, Minn. He loved to entertain his family and many friends there. Other hobbies include golf, bowling, Gopher athletics, church, spending time riding his tractor at the cabin and taking road trips.

Tolly had an amazing ability to remember something about everyone he met. He touched many people and will be missed by all.

David is survived by his wife: Peggy Tollefson, Austin, Minn.; daughter: Kersten Tollefson, Bloomington, Minn.; sons: Kyle Tollefson, Austin, Minn., Brian (Lynne) Tollefson, Austin, Minn.; grandchildren: Joshua and Gunnar Tollefson; brother: Lynn (Beatrice) Tollefson, Kenyon, Minn.; sister: Elsie (Jerry) Narveson, Chatfield, Minn.; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Tolly was preceded in death by his parents and one great niece.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ron Barnett Officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Sunday from 4 to 8 and for one hour before the service at the church on Monday.

In Lieu of Flowers the family prefers memorials to the St. Olaf Lutheran Church Building Fund or Music Fund.

Austin Daily Herald, Dec. 5, 2009

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Joseph Henry Crnkovic

1937-2009

Joseph Henry Crnkovic, 72, of Austin, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at his home.

Joe was born May 27, 1937 in Austin to Charles and Myrtle (Merrill) Crnkovic. On May 26, 1958 he was united in marriage to Judy Ellen McKee at the United Methodist Church in Austin. Joe was a painter for Austin Public Schools, and he also worked at the Red Owl Food Store.

Joe loved to fish, watch NASCAR, collect cars, collect Coca Cola memorabilia and spend fun times with the grandchildren. He was a father and a leader of his sons and their spouses in their lives. Joe enjoyed playing cribbage and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Crnkovic, Austin; son, Jimmy Crnkovic, St. Peter and his children, Kyle Crnkovic, Mankato, Kari Morrison, Bancroft, Iowa; son, Jon (Kristin) Crnkovic, Austin, and their daughter, Jenna Crnkovic; Joel (Connie) Crnkovic, Austin, and their children, Landon Crnkovic and Leslie Crnkovic; sister, Ruth Heatherly, Yankton, S.D.

He is preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Roger Peters; parents, Myrtle and Charles Crnkovic.

A Celebration of Joe's Life will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 at Crane Community Chapel in the Fellowship Hall with Pastor Dale Christiansen officiating. The family will greet friends at a reception following the service.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald, Dec. 5, 2009

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Margaret (nee Reagan) Vaughter

1946-2009

Margaret Reagan Vaughter, 63, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Nov. 30, 2009 at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Mich.

Margaret Reagan was born Sept. 9, 1946 in Rose Creek, Minn. She was the oldest of four children to the late John and Adele (Niehuis) Reagan of Austin. She graduated from Pacelli Catholic High School in Austin. Margaret received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Minnesota. She moved to Flint, Mich. after graduation, where she accepted a position as an elementary school teacher for the Kearsley School District.

Margaret was always a kind-hearted woman who helped many others throughout her professional career. She supervised adoption and foster care at the Genesee County Department of Social Services, where she worked for nearly 26 years. She went on to retire from Shiawassee County Mental Health, where she excelled as a Recipient Rights Officer, helping ensure that many adult foster care residents and mental health patients received respect and proper treatment. Margaret also worked as a Confidential Intermediary for more than five years, helping reunite endless adoptees with their biological parents.

Margaret loved to travel and experience new cultures. She and her husband Dennis took semi-annual road trips across the country and into Canada. She often joined her daughter Pamela on international adventures in Europe, and most recently in Mexico. Margaret loved traveling to Chicago to visit Pamela and was always planning her next visit. She never stopped learning and has taken several piano courses at Mott Community College in recent years. She was an avid reader and often traded and discussed books with close friends. She bowled in a weekly league with Dennis for more than 20 years. Margaret enjoyed card making and scrapbooking, and regularly organized and attended related workshops with friends.

She is survived by her husband and best friend of 31 years, Dennis Vaughter of Burton, Mich.; daughter, Pamela Margaret Vaughter of Chicago, Ill.; sisters, Sharon Reagan Thonen of Omaha, Neb., and Virginia Reagan of Circle Pines, Minn.; brother, John Reagan of Austin; niece, Elizabeth Thonen-Kerr of St. Paul, Minn.; uncle, Dean Niehuis of Austin; step-son, Dennis Vaughter Jr. of Flint, Mich.; step-grandson, Latavius Lee Vaughter of Flint, Mich. and by many friends.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Father Schmitter and the Christ the King family for their support during this difficult time.

A memorial mass will be held at noon on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Flint, Mich. Father Schmitter will be officiating. Family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday morning. A reception will follow in the church. Those desiring maymake contributions to the family at: 4275 East Court Street, Burton, MI 48509.

Austin Daily Herald, Dec. 5, 2009

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Richard Joseph Allard

1929-2002

Richard Joseph Allard, 73, formerly of Austin and Albert Lea, Minnesota, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Loma Linda, California.

He was born in Austin January 20, 1929 to Harold and Rose (Stephani) Allard. He attended school in Austin. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II from May 1946 to October 1947.

On November 20, 1948 he married Gloria Winjum in Albert Lea.

He worked at Hormel Foods, Usem's Chevrolet, Brua's Auto Service in Albert Lea and House Chevrolet in Stewartville. He owned and operated many area businesses including Smitty's Tavern and Allard's Auto Repair in Austin, Standard Oil Station and Southside Shell in Albert Lea. He was a member of the Eagles, American Legion and VFW.

He raced old modified cars, was a racing crew member and played hockey with the Albert Lea Rangers. He enjoyed camping and sitting around the fire with his friends.

Survivors include sons Rick (Carol) Allard, Coralville, Iowa, Dave (Jeanne) Allard, Albert Lea, Terry (Melodee) Allard, Grand Meadow; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters Isabelle (Edward) Solberg, Austin, Rosella Josephson, Austin; special friend Betty Newman, Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Gloria and brother-in-law Clyde Josephson.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2002, and one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Saturday, at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea with Rev. Robert Schneider officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Albert Lea military organizations.

Interment: Hillcrest Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Dorothy M. (nee Furtney) Bauer

1906-2002

Dorothy M. Bauer, 95, of Austin, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Sacred Heart Care Center.

She was born Nov. 27, 1906, in Austin to John and Dora (Dovenberg) Furtney. On May 30, 1933, she married to Henry J. Bauer at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. She was a homemaker and loved to sew and knit afghans.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Robert Schreiner, Austin; Judy and Norb Ellis, Sandstone; Nancy and Bob Kucera, Duluth; Ruth and Bob Dalquist, Charlotte, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Visitation: Was 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, with a 5 p.m. CCW rosary and a 7 p.m. wake service and Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Service: Was 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Harry Jewison officiating. Casket bearers were Dorothy's grandchildren.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Richard F. Berg

1924-2002

Richard F. Berg, 77, of Austin, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

He was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Blooming Prairie, to Arnold and Caroline (Sorbo) Berg. He graduated from Bricelyn High School.

He served in the United States Army, 25th Infantry, from June 1943 to January 1946 when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. He earned an Asiatic/Pacific Theater service ribbon, a Philippines Liberation ribbon and the Purple Heart.

On Sept. 3, 1949, he married Ella Zrucky in Austin.

Richard worked as a rural mail carrier for the US Postal Service in Austin until his retirement in 1979.

He was a longtime member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and was a trustee and on the church council.

He enjoyed spending time with family, riding bike and watching sports, especially Vikings football and Twins baseball. In earlier years, he had played and coached local youth baseball teams.

Survivors include wife, Ella Berg, Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Cindy Berg, Golden Valley; Robert Berg and Konnie LeMay, Duluth; Steven and Lori Berg, Lakeville; three granddaughters; sister, Violet Jones, Chippewa Falls, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arnold, Frank and George; sister, Garnet; father-in-law and mother in-law, Frank and Augusta Zrucky.

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at the funeral home and today at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m., today, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Don Deines officiating.

Interment: Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Memorials: To Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin or to St. Mary's Hospital Patient Care Unit, Mary Brigh 8E, Rochester.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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John R. Blomstrom

1940-2002

John R. Blomstrom, 61, of Austin, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on June 10, 1940, the son of Carl and Florence (Wood) Blomstrom.

He graduated from high school in St. Louis Park, Minn.

He served in the U.S. Army in Germany and Vietnam for nearly 10 years where he received the Bronze Medal of Valor.

He was also in the Military Police and played with the Army Band. Following his service he attended the Berkeley College of Music where he played saxophone, clarinet and flute. He also attended Harvard University in Boston.

He married Christine Wright in 1979 in Owatonna.

He worked at McQuay International in Faribault for 17 years.

He enjoyed woodworking, amateur radio and the outdoors.

He was a member of the VFW Post #1216 in Austin.

Survivors include wife, Christine Blomstrom, Austin; son, Chad (Melanie) Blomstrom, Waseca; daughter, Melissa Blomstrom, Austin; brother-in-law, Richard (Shannon) Wright, Fayetteville, Ark.; niece, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation: 6-8 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2002, at the funeral home and

one hour before services Tuesday at the church.

Service: 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Owatonna with the Rev. Michael Tippett officiating.

Interment: Woodville Cemetery, Waseca.

Funeral Home: Kinder-Dennis Home for Funerals, Waseca.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Donald W. Brandt

1917-2002

Don Brandt, 84, died Sunday May 5, 2002, at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester.

He was born June 30, 1917, in Fillmore County, to Edward and Wanda (Engelhart) Brandt.

In 1942, he entered the United States Air Force and served until 1945. After his discharge he moved to Albert Lea and worked at a feed company until 1948 when he moved back to Spring Valley and farmed until 1957. He then went to work at IBM where he was employed until his retirement in June 1979. After his retirement he worked part time for an area farmer.

He was married and later divorced. On March 29, 1969, he married Betty Isaacson at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

Don served on Bear Creek Council and was treasurer for Frankford Township. He was a member of the Spring Valley VFW and the Grand Meadow American Legion and the Grand Meadow Golden Age Club.

He enjoyed playing cards and, in earlier days, enjoyed camping and traveling.

Survivors include wife, Betty, Grand Meadow; step-children, Lana Kay Isaacson, Brookfield, Wis.; Keith Isaacson, Minneapolis; sisters, Delores (Gordon) Gill, Spring Valley; Doris (Carroll) Henderson, Spring Valley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sherie; brother, Roy.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at the funeral home. There will be no reviewal.

Service: 1:30 p.m. memorial service, Thursday, at the Bear Creek Lutheran Church in rural Grand Meadow with the Rev. Bernard Daiker officiating.

Interment: Spring Valley Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home, Grand Meadow.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Albert C. Bure

1919-2002

Albert C. Bure, 83, of Austin, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Austin Medical Center.

He was born March 11, 1919, to Carl and Christine (Pederson) Bure in Cass County near Pequot Lakes.

In 1943, he married Mavis Olson. Mavis died in 1954 of Polio. On Aug. 6, 1955, he married Joyce Thompson at Clear Lake, Iowa. They lived near Rose Creek before moving to Austin.

A member of Crane Chapel, Sons of Norway and Teamsters Local 160, Albert worked for LCL Transit for 27 years and enjoyed his retirement helping others.

Survivors include sons, Gary Bure, Albert Lea; Richard (Suzanne) Bure, Austin; Randy Bure, Austin; Steven Bure, Austin; Ronald (Susan) Bure, Lakeville; daughters, Cindy (Michael) Wadding, Austin; Brenda (Steven) Martell, Austin; 22 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; sisters, Ina Johnson, Albert Lea; Eva Hulburt, New Richland; Amy Struyk, Hollandale; Lolly Olson, Glenville; brother, Edward (Jeanette) Bure, Austin; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Mavis; second wife, Joyce; brothers, Jasper and Carl Bure.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2002, at the funeral home and Friday at church for one hour before the service.

Service: 1 p.m., Friday, at Crane Community Chapel with Pastor Randy Petersen officiating.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Memorials: To the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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John J. "Jack" Chihak

1937-2002

John J. "Jack" Chihak, 64, of Austin, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at his home.

He was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Cresco, Iowa, to Clarence and Betty (Coppin) Chihak.

He graduated from Pacelli High School in 1955.

He worked for Hormel foods in the corporate office and retired in 1999 after 36 years.

During his younger years, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, other outdoor activities and sports. During his retirement he enjoyed reading and trivia. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.

He was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks, American Legion and a lifetime member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.

Survivors include daughter, Carrie Allen, Austin; sons, Mike and Sue Chihak, Burt, Iowa; James and Molly Chihak, Madison, Wis.; John and Heidi Chihak, Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren; mother, Betty Whalen, Austin; sisters, Kathleen Veverka, Lombard, Ill.; Mary and Arden King, Austin; Beverly and Tom Brown, Aberdeen S.D.; Colleen and Joe Chihak-Urbassik, Palo Alto, Calif.; brother, William Chihak, Lakewood, Calif.; step-brother, Mike and Sue Whalen, Edgewood, Ky.; step-sisters, Connie and Casey LaVelle, Falls Church, Va.; Sharlene and John Remmel, Woodbury.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brian; father, Clarence; stepfather, Thomas Whalen.

Visitation: Following the service.

Service: 1 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2002, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Derwin "Dewey" Sigurd Dahl

1918-2002

Derwin "Dewey" Sigurd Dahl, 84, of Glenville, formerly of Northwood, Iowa, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

He was born on March 10, 1918, in Decorah, Iowa, to Dr. Sigurd and Imo (Zachery) Dahl. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and received his education in Manly. On July 20, 1941, he married Dora Geneva Loland in LeCenter. Dewey farmed all his life in the Manly area before moving to Northwood in 1989. In 1998, he moved to Glenville. On Nov. 11, 2000, he married Lila Ellingson at the First Lutheran Church, Northwood.

Dewey enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, wintering in Phoenix, Mesa and Apache Junction, Ariz. since 1981, playing cards, dancing and visiting with friends at the coffee shop and senior citizens center.

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Northwood, former member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Manly, Isaac Walton League in Kensett, Eagles Club in Albert Lea, Glenville Senior Citizen Center, and the Stateline Stinkers and Riverside Neighborhood Club, both in Glenville.

Survivors include wife, Lila Dahl, Glenville; children, Donavon (Janey) Dahl, Phoenix, Ariz.; LaVern (Tanya) Dahl, Mason City, Iowa; Imogene (Paul) Woodhouse, Albert Lea; step-children, Donna (Bruce) Mittag, Glenville; Connie (Larry) Thompson, Glenville; LeRoy (Kathy) Ellingson, Clemson, S.C.; LaDon (Kim Johnson) Ellingson, Glenville; four grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Dora Dahl, in August 1996.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., today, May 9, 2002, at the Bride Colonial Chapel in Manly and Friday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Friday, at the First Lutheran Church in Northwood with the Revs. Paul Holmer and Allan Stoa officiating.

Interment: Kensett Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Conner Colonial Chapel, Northwood.

Memorials: To the First Lutheran Church in Northwood, Kensett Cemetery or the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Manly.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Rose Amelia (Wollenberg) Dalquist

1916-2002

Rose Amelia Dalquist, 86, of Rochester, formerly of Austin, died Friday, May 17, 2002 at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Rochester.

She was born February 5, 1916, in Waltham Township, the daughter of Henry and Amelia (Jahnke) Wollenberg.

She received her education in a country school near her home.

She worked as a housekeeper for area families.

On November 18, 1937, she was married to John William Dalquist in Austin.

They made their home in Austin where she was member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

She moved to Rochester, after her husband's death, where she worked in the statistic office at the Mayo Clinic from 1971 to 1981.

While living in Rochester, she was a member of VFW Post 1215 Women's Auxiliary.

In July of 1991, she moved to Maple Manor Nursing Home in Rochester.

Survivors include sons William (Sandra) Dalquist, Rochester, Robert (Ruth) Dalquist, Charlotte, N.C. and Donald Dalquist, Rochester; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Anna Juhnke, Austin; sister-in-law, Margaret Paulson, Chatfield, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one great-grandchild, two brothers and six sisters.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2002, at Worlein Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Service: 1 p.m., Tuesday, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Memorials: To Alzheimer's Research at the Mayo Clinic.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Wayne Dorn

1922-2002

Wayne Dorn, 80, of Hendricks, formerly of Austin, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at the Hendricks Community Hospital.

He was born April 15, 1922, in Shaokatan Township to Albert and Martha (Uppendahl) Dorn. He was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hendricks, and graduated from Hendricks High School.

In 1941, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps, and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945.

He then attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D., where he was a member of the Army R.O.T.C. He became an electrical engineer with Scott Engineering in Watertown, S.D.

On Nov. 27, 1949, he married Florence Kragh in Hendricks.

The couple lived in Watertown until Wayne began working for Northwestern Public Service in Huron, S.D., and later in Aberdeen, S.D. They moved to Albert Lea when he went to work for the Freeborn-Mower R.E.A., and then to Austin with Austin Utilities. When Wayne retired in 1984, the couple moved back to Hendricks.

Wayne was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hendricks, where he served in many church offices. He was also a member of the Reuben Hansen American Legion Post #195 of Hendricks, the Austin V.F.W., and the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs. While in Austin he was elected as a commissioner for Austin Utilities, and was Minnesota State Electrical Inspector.

He enjoyed golfing, camping, bowling and playing softball.

Survivors include wife, Florence, Hendricks; sons, Jerald Dorn, Austin; John (Sandra) Dorn, Jacksonville, Fla.; Paul Dorn, Hendricks; six grandchildren; sister, Ella Hinsverk, Williston, N.D.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., today, May 16, 2002, at the funeral home with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service and on Friday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 10 a.m., Friday, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hendricks.

Interment: Hendricks City Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Birk Funeral Home, Hendricks.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Maxine M. (Weinkauf) Evans

1929-2002

Maxine "Mickey" M. Evans, 72, of Austin, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at her home.

She was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Pipestone, to Arthur and Margaret (Jepson) Weinkauf.

On June 6, 1950, she married Clarence Evans in Pipestone.

Mickey enjoyed making quilts, cross stitching pictures, crafts, baking homemade breads, sweet rolls and pies, gardening and playing cards with family and friends.

Survivors include husband, Clarence, Austin; son and daughter-in-law, Curt and Tori Evans, Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Candy and John Drees, Austin; six grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Jan Weinkauf, Tea, S.D.; Roger Weinkauf, Hillsboro; Ore.; Art and Elaine Weinkauf, Sisseton, S.D.; Duane and Mona Weinkauf, Jasper; sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Marvin Gonnerman, LuVerne; Mary Joan Olson, Escondido, Calif.; Jeanette and John Laesecke, Crete, Ill.; Mary Lou Jiminez, Escondido, Calif.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Vincent and Shirley Evans, Pipestone; Lois and Wayne Madell, Trosky; Virgil Evans, Pipestone; Harold and Ella Mae Evans, Ward, S.D.; Agnes and Anno Brouwer, Edgerton; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son Craig Evans; parents; brothers and sisters.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2002, with a 4 p.m. CCW Rosary and a 6:30 p.m. wake service and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Service: 1 p.m., Sunday, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating. Casket bearers will be Jim Weinkauf, Mark Schaefer, Marvin Gonnerman, Joshua Evans, Boyd Sandum and Joe Utecht.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, May 25, 2002

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Byron Lewis (Bob) Lewison

1926-2009

Byron Lewis (Bob) Lewison, 83, of Austin died Saturday, December 5, 2009 at his residence in Austin.

He was born July 2, 1926 in Adams, Minnesota, to Melvin and Josie (Benson) Lewison. Following high school, Bob served in the US Navy. He was married to Betty C. Wright on May 8, 1948 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They resided in Austin where he was employed with Usemís Chevrolet as a salesman and the used car manager. Bob enjoyed exercising, horseback riding, hunting, playing softball and jogging.

He was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, The American Legion, Cedar Valley Conservation Club and a charter member of the Austin YMCA. He was also a Tin Can Sailor, member of the USS Jenkins Crew and former member of the Eagles and VFW.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife Betty, grandson, Stephen Collette and brother, Milo.

He is survived by his children, Billie (Gary) Poorman, St. Louis Park, Minn., Barbara (Franklin) Collette, Champion, Mich., Sydney (Cory) Lewison, Salem, Ind., Jolene (Wayne) Schimek, Hayfield, Minn.; eight grandchildren, Dawn (Ed) Czenkus, Michael Thomson, Darren (Molly) Thomson, Kari (John) Torrey, Jeff (Kate) Lewison, Greg (Jaime) Rockvam, Angie Lewison, Amy Rockvam; 15 great-grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Michael, Tiffany, Benjamin, Megan, Ella, Andrew, Hannah, Ryan, Seth, Aidan, Delaney, Shelby, Matthew; eight great-great-grandchildren, Dominic, Andrew, Stephen, Leah, Milana, Collin, Noah, Jídan.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ron Barnett officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetary in Austin. Friends may greet the family for one hour before the service. The family prefers memorials. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Honorary Bearers will be Curtis Lewison, Eugene Lewison, Idore Lewison, Maynard Lewison, Richard Lewison, Roger Lewison, Stanley Lewison, Randy Tucktenhagen.

[Austin Daily Herald online, Dec. 7, 2009]

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Herbert Bernard (Ted) Kilgore

1915-2009

Herbert Kilgore, 94, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, passed away on December 5, 2009 at The Austin Medical Center.

Herbert Bernard "Ted" Kilgore was born May 29, 1915 in Kidder County, North Dakota, son of Harry Benjamin Kilgore and Alma Louise Hesselgrave. After his motherís death in 1918, he spent his time between his fatherís home and his grandmotherís home in Austin. Ted graduated from Tappen High School in North Dakota, and then came to reside in Austin, working on farms south of Austin.

Ted was united in marriage to Lucille Lura Wood, daughter of Roy Henry Wood and Mae Emma Carle, on Oct.15, 1939, at the Wood family home south of Austin. After working for other farmers for several years, the couple managed to purchase their own land and buildings in rural Rose Creek, where they raised a family including seven children. Ted also worked several years at Owatonna Canning Company and St Olaf Hospital. After retiring from farming, the couple built a home in Rose Creek where they lived until two years ago. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Oct. 15, 2009.

Ted loved his Maker, his family and working the land.

Ted is survived by his wife, Lucille, and six children: Janet Hackensmith, Daryl (Nada) Kilgore, Austin; Allen (Pat) Kilgore, Albuquerque, N.M.; Pamela (Charles) Hines, Austin; Brenda (Paul) Heimer, Taopi and Larry (Kim) Kilgore, Rose Creek; thirteen grandchildren: Lisa (Alan) Nelson, Rochester; Bruce Hackensmith, Austin; Scott Emerson Kilgore; Christopher Alan Kilgore; Charity Wagoner (Patrick Sprandel), Austin; Emily Kilgore, Albuquerque, N.M.; Stacy Kilgore (Luke Egnaczak), Dona Ana, N.M.; Ryan Hines, Austin; Peter (Tonya) Hines, Claremont; Sara Hines, Miriam, KS; Christa (James) Westholder, Richfield, Minn.; Amy Heimer (Jeff Slagle), St Paul, Minn.; Kacey Jo Kilgore (Josh Murphy)Adams; half-sister, Harriet Jasper, Burlington, Wash.; 11 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins along with the many friends he made over his years.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Wyman, son Gary Curtis Kilgore, grandsons David Anthony Hines, Patrick Allen Kilgore, William Joseph Kilgore.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at Crane Community Chapel with the Rev. Dale Christiansen officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Austin. Visitation will be at The Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and for one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Honorary Bearers will be Lisa Nelson, Charity Wagoner, Emily Kilgore, Stacy Kilgore, Sara Hines, Christa Westholder, Amy Heimer, Kacey Kilgore.

Casket Bearers will be David Kilgore, Gregory Kilgore, Alan Nelson, Bruce Hackensmith, Peter Hines, Ryan Hines.

[Austin Daily Herald online, Dec. 7, 2009]

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Clare M. (Talbot) Fladland

1925-2002

Clare M. Fladland, 77, of Austin, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

She was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Anoka County, to Ralph and Clare (Casey) Talbot.

On July 26, 1958, she married Douglas R. Fladland in Anoka.

Clare worked as a nurse and was an avid golfer, gardener, volunteer and an active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Ramsey Golf Club Ladies Club.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles and her grandchildren.

Survivors include husband, Douglas Fladland, Austin; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Bonita Fladland, Washington, D.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane and Scott Gemmill, Blaine; six grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Katherine Talbot, Anoka; sisters, Mary Jane Barbour, Hayward, Calif.; Catherine Clark, Anoka.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John and Paul Talbot; sisters, Jean Corcoran and Patricia Wilberg.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., today, May 8, 2002, with a 4 p.m. CCW rosary and a 7 p.m. wake service and on Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating. Casket bearers will be Carol Stanger, Mary Walcott, Ed Wilberg, Bob Karnitz, Daniel Elstad, Jeff Elstad and Marshall Lindell.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Albert "Jeff" Geffre

1913-2002

Albert "Jeff" Geffre, 88, of Austin, died Thursday, May 23, 2002 at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center.

He was born September 13, 1913, in Leola, S.D., to Jacob and Barbara (Pfiffer) Geffre.

He served in the US Army.

He was married to Alice Johnson Dudycha in 1956 in Duluth, Minn.

They resided in Austin where he worked for Goodyear and the Weyerhaeuser Company until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and an avid fisherman.

Survivors include wife, Alice Geffre, Austin; son, The Rev. Lee (Anne) Dudycha, Racine, Wis.; grandsons; brothers, Pete, Pius, Edmund and Arnold Geffre; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Harriet Ward, Austin, Tony and Chester Coddington, Austin, Nellie Sconberg, Austin; nieces and nephews.

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

Visitation: One hour before the service, Tuesday, May 28, 2002.

Service: 1 p.m., Tuesday, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel.

Interment: Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery, rural Austin.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Memorials: To the Comforcare Good Samaritan Center.

Austin Daily Herald, May 25, 2002

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Sybilla Susan "Billee" (nee Miller)
GIDEON

1925-2001

Sybilla Susan "Billee" Gideon, 76, of Naples, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001.

She was born June 18, 1925, in Austin, Minnesota, to James S. Anderson and Garda (Henriksen) Miller and step-father, Forrest N. Miller.

Survivors include son, Michael (Barbara) Gideon Sr., Naples, Fla.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Garda Nelson, Sarasota, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father.

Services: Were held in Naples, Fla.

Interment: St. Peter the Apostle Church Columbarium.

Funeral Home: Johnson-Pittman Funeral and Cremation Services, Naples, Fla.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Joan L. (Thompson) Hardecopf

1942-2002

Joan L. Hardecopf, 59, of Rochester, died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Seasons Hospice of cancer.

She was born Joan Lucille Thompson on July 5, 1942, in Albert Lea.

On June 8, 1992, she married Neal Hardecopf in Rochester. She moved to Rochester in 1949 and graduated from John Marshall High School in 1960. She worked in financial services at IBM in Rochester and later in the San Jose, Calif. and Tucson, Ariz. plants before returning to Rochester in 1983. She worked at IBM for 25 years, retiring in 1992.

She was a member of the IBM Quester Century Club. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, home crafts and traveling.

Survivors include husband, Neal Hardecopf, Rochester; mother, Lucille Thompson, Rochester; sisters, Betty Badger, Rochester; Darlene Adler, Rochester; Judy (David) Zimmerman, Rochester; brother, Roger Thompson, Richfield.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Visitation: No evening visitation or reviewal.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert N. Dunn officiating.

Interment: At a later date at Marshall Lutheran Church Cemetery, Adams.

Funeral Home: Vine Funeral Home, Rochester.

Memorials: To Seasons Hospice.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Anita Ione Hitzemann

1922-2002

Anita Ione Hitzemann, 79, of Brownsdale, Minnesota, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Sacred Heart Care Center, Austin. She had lived at Sacred Heart for three and one half years.

She was born December 12, 1922, to Theodore O. and Clara (Thompson) Paulson in Freeborn County. She graduated from Hayfield High School.

She married Kenneth Hitzemann in Nashua, Iowa, and they were married for 60 years. The couple lived in Austin, Grand Meadow, Charles City, Iowa and on the family farm near Waltham until they moved to Brownsdale in 1946. They then purchased the Brownsdale Cafe which they operated until 1962. They lived in Brownsdale for over 50 years. In September 1998, Anita moved to the Cedars of Austin. She entered Sacred Heart Care Center in December of the same year where she remained until her death. A homemaker, she supported her husband in his many interests and careers. She was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayfield, and was a member of Our Saviours Lutheran Church Brownsdale.

Survivors include daughter, Judy Farrell Schaefer (Conrad), Austin; son, Gary Hitzemann (Diane Demmer), New Ringgold, Pa.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; parents; brother, Trumen; sister-in-law, Olive; son-in-law, John Farrell; a niece.

Visitation: 2:30 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the care center.

Service: 4 p.m. family memorial service, Saturday, at Sacred Heart Care Center's chapel with Pastor Myrwood Bagne officiating.

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, near Brownsdale.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, May 28, 2002

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Inez D. (Lorimor) Huber

1920-2002

Inez D. Huber, 82, formerly of Austin, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at Season's Hospice in Rochester.

She was born in Tracy, Minn. January 30, 1920 to Loren and Ida (Bottcher) Lorimor.

On September 16, 1944 she married Cletus Huber at Queen of Angels Church in Austin. She worked at Hormel Foods for ten years and was active in school and church activities. She was a homemaker and dedicated her life to her family.

Survivors include son Larry (Laurie) Huber, Burbank, Calif.; daughters Bonnie (Allan) Prestegard, Pine Island, Pastor Sandra (LaVern) Burdick, Rochester; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Betty Bednar, Austin; sisters-in-law Grace Lorimor, Austin, LeEtta Lorimor, Rochester.

She was preceded in death by her husband, mother, brothers Lee, Dale, Arnold and Lester Lorimor; sisters Frances Coyal, Mary Ann Pearl and Bernice Lorimor.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2002, at the funeral home and at the church on Monday for one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m., Monday at Berean Community Church in Rochester with Pastor Sandra Burdick and Pastor Roland Burt officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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William S. Hueman

1908-2002

William S. Hueman, 93, of Adams, Mower county, Minnesota, died on Monday, May 6, 2002, at Good Samaritan Center, Albert Lea.

He was born on August 9, 1908, in Lodi, to Matt and Anna (Winkel) Hueman. He attended country school in Taopi and spent most of his life in the Adams area. On Feb. 22, 1933, he married Ruby Anderson in Austin. He worked several years at the Hormel Foods Corp. He enjoyed playing cards, dancing to polka music and working on his hobby farm. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in Adams.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Clarice and Herman King, Rochester; Louise and Loren Monson, LeRoy; LaVonne and Jerome Landherr, Adams; LaDonna Huemen, Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Mary Hueman, Blooming Prairie; Richard and Linda Hueman, Adams; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-granchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace and Roland Ross, Adams; Lillian and Kenneth Sprau, Austin; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Raymond Hueman; grandsons, Kevin and Mark King; great-granddaughter, Katlin King and son-in-law, Vernon Mullenbach.

Visitation: 4 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2002, at the funeral home with a 5 p.m. prayer service and a 7 p.m. rosary by the Knights of Columbus Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Service: 11 a.m., Saturday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Gregory Leif officiating. Casket bearers will be James Hueman, Mitch Hueman, Dan King, Brad King, David King and Ray Monson.

Interment: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Adams.

Funeral Home: Adams Funeral Home, Adams.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Edith Hazel Iverson

1920-2002

Edith Hazel Iverson, 81, of Austin, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at Fieldcrest Care Center, Hayfield.

She was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Hayfield, to Nels and Bertha Lee. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

She attended school in Hayfield, graduating from Hayfield High School in 1938.

On June 30, 1938, she married Russell Iverson. The couple made their home in Austin where Edith was employed at Sears for many years. She was a long-time member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and WELCA of Austin. Russell died in 1984.

Survivors include sons, Jim (Barb) Iverson, Shoreview; Jon (Diane) Iverson, Shoreview; five grandchildren; brother, Rudie (Connie) Lee; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Jeannine; brothers, Norman, Obert and Irvin Lee.

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at the funeral home and Wednesday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Hayfield.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Memorials: To Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Maxine Joan (Hansen) Jacobson

1925-2002

Maxine J. Jacobson, 76, of Austin, formerly of Spring Valley, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center, Austin, where she lived since 1997.

She was born Maxine Joan Hansen on Nov. 23, 1925, near Grand Meadow. She was raised in the Stewartville area and graduated from Stewartville High School in 1942.

In 1947, she married Addison Jacobson at the Stewartville Methodist Church.

Maxine started worked at the First National Bank in Spring Valley from 1958 until her retirement in the early 80's.

She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and enjoyed her husband's gardens and rose bushes.

Survivors include son, Gary, Grandforks, N.D.; daughter, Julie (Steve) Knox, Austin; seven grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Elaine) Hansen, Arizona; Paul (Lou) Hansen, Richfield; Richard (Sue) Hansen, Byron; sister-in-law, Lillian Hansen, Grand Meadow.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1997; brothers, Phillip, Gordon and Warren.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at the funeral home and Thursday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Thursday, at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. William Rowen officiating.

Interment: Spring Valley Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home, Spring Valley.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Geraldine AnnaMae (Jensen) Jerdet

1919-2002

BURIAL IN MOWER COUNTY

Geraldine AnnaMae Jerdet, 83, of Blooming Prairie, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Albert Lea Medical Center.

She was born to Walter and Anna (Nelson) Jensen Jan. 6, 1919, on a farm south of Newry. She attended country school near her home. She worked as a housekeeper for area families.

On June 11, 1938, she married Joel Jerdet in Iowa. The couple made their home in Austin for a short time before moving to farm in Newry Township. She had been employed at the Geo. A. Hormel Company, the Corning Store and the Hollandale Association.

She enjoyed reading her bible, doing puzzles, crossword puzzles, gardening, cooking, baking, playing Yahtzee and spending time with family and grandchildren.

She was a member of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church and the WELCA.

Survivors include husband, Joel Jerdet, Prairie Manor Nursing Home, Blooming Prairie; son, James Jerdet, rural Austin; daughters, Deanna (Donald) Yokiel, Wells; Julie (Jim) Halla, Spring Valley; Janice (Craig) Bauman, Hayfield; Peggy Bauman, Blooming Prairie; 11 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Sally Anderson, Hayward; Delores Gwin, Austin; Dorothy Underland, Kiester; brothers, Leslie (Irene) Jensen, Janesville; Milo (Lorraine) Jensen, Austin; Richard (Jan) Jensen, Hollandale; Donald (Carol) Jensen, Kiester; Manly Jensen, Moscow; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Elaine Anderson; brothers, Sylvester and Alton Jensen.

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at the funeral home and Thursday at the church one hour before the service.

Service: 2 p.m., Thursday, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church in rural Austin with Rev. Bruce Falksen officiating.

Interment: Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home.

Memorials: To Crossroads Community Hospice, Albert Lea.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Ethel M. Johnson

1911-2002

Ethel M. Johnson, 90, formerly of Austin, died Nov. 25, 2001, at her home in Port Charlotte, Florida.

She was born Feb. 17, 1911, in Brainerd. She lived in Fairmont until moving to Austin and then to Port Charlotte in 1986.

Survivors include husband, C. Donald Johnson, Port Charlotte, Fla.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Judith Winters, Naples, Fla.; Ida Anderson, Port Charlotte, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathleen Fredstrom Nolan.

Service: 2 p.m. memorial service, Saturday, May 18, 2002 at Calvary Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Morgan officiating.

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Evelyn Myrtle (Baley) Kos

1914-2002

Evelyn M. Kos, 87, of Northwood, Iowa, formerly of Myrtle, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at the Lutheran Retirement Home, Northwood, Iowa.

She was born July 4, 1914, to Arthur Joseph and Frances (Cafourek) Baley in London Township. She was baptized at the First Methodist Church in Austin and attended the Benesh and Myrtle Schools.

She was a member of the ZCBJ Lodge #38 in Austin, the Mother's Club and the Neighborhood Birthday Club. She was one of the organizers of the Myrtle Museum.

She liked gardening and baking kolaches.

Survivors include children, Ron Kos, Austin; Fran Nelson, Northwood; Wayne (Barb) Kos, Lutsen; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Georgia Oxley, Austin; brothers, Archie (Mildred) Baley, Austin; Robert (Donna) Baley, Glenville; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; son-in-law, Dale Nelson; three brothers in infancy; three grandchildren.

Visitation: 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2002, at and Monday for one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Service: 2 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home with the Rev. Daniel Baker officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.

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

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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Helene O. (Asper) Morgensen

1909-2002

Helene O. Morgensen, 92, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at St. John's Lutheran Home.

She was born Nov. 30, 1909, in Adams, to Louie and Anna (Wiste) Asper. After her education, she worked as a bank teller for 43 years starting at Farmers State Bank in Adams and then for 31 years at the Freeborn National Bank in Albert Lea, retiring in 1972.

On June 22, 1957, she married John W. Morgensen in Chatfield. Helene enjoyed painting and crafts. Following her retirement, she lived in Meza, Ariz. for eight years before returning to Albert Lea. She was a member of First Lutheran Church.

Survivors include nieces and nephews, including niece, Dawn Freeman, Albert Lea.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; siblings, Arnold Asper, Lloyd Asper and Sevene Miller.

Visitation: One hour before the service on Wednesday.

Service: 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at the funeral home with Pastor Monrad Mandsager officiating.

Interment: Lakewood Cemetery.

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

Austin Daily Herald, May 2002

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