MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 139

 

 

Jurene L. (Stubberud)(Peterson) Slindee

1926-2009

BORN IN MITCHELL COUNTY, IOWA

Jurene L. Slindee, 83, of Lyle, died Thursday morning, Dec. 17, 2009 at Good Samaritan Society of St. Ansgar, Iowa.

She was born March 24, 1926 to Bernard and Pearl E. (Grovo) Stubberud in Otranto Township, Mitchell County, Iowa. Jurene grew up and received her education in the Mona, Iowa and Lyle, Minn. area. She married Algie Burnett Slindee on April 1, 1944 in Lyle, Minnesota. The couple owned and operated the Ortranto Garage from 1953 to 1955. They were members of Mona Lutheran Church and founding members of the Cedar Valley Engine Club. Jurene enjoyed dancing, playing her accordion and her animals. They farmed in the Lyle area and later moved to Charles City, Iowa before returning to rural Lyle in 1968. Algie died on July 31, 1976. In 1982, Jurene married Conrad Peterson, who later died of cancer. Jurene entered the Good Samaritan Society of St. Ansgar on Oct. 18, 2006.

Survivors include her son, Algie (Kay) Slindee of rural Elma, Iowa; her daughter, Terrie (Steven) Nitardy of Grand Rapids, Minn.; four grandchildren, Sonja (Mike) Cotton of Charles City, Iowa, Brent (Terry) Slindee of Elma, Iowa, Nadia Slindee of Iowa City, Iowa and Ashley (Daniel) Shankle of Superior, Wis.; four great-grandchildren, Mija Cotton, Joslyn Cotton, Kaleb Cotton and Elijah Shankle; two step-great-granddaughters, Shannon Loeckle and Leah Strouf; daughter-in-law, Linda Slindee of Austin; half-brothers and sisters, Bonnie (Donald) Franks of Rock Falls, Ill., Annette (Harvey) Henrix of Pekin, Ill., Steven (Marge) Stubberud of Waterloo, Iowa and Carla (Patrick) Gionson of Eagle River, Alaska; sister-in-law, Mary Slinde of Rose Creek; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Algie and Conrad; son, Emanuel; brother, Emmanuel Stubberud; two half-brothers, Gene and Mervin Dale Stubberud.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009 at Mona Lutheran Church, Mona, Iowa with Pastor Lydia Mittag officiating. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday. Interment is at First Lutheran Cemetery, St. Ansgar, Iowa. Memorials are preferred to the donorís choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[Austin Daily Herald, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009]

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Bryan Lyle Musolf

1958-2009

Bryan Musolf, 51, died on December 17, 2009, at his home in Waltham, Mower county, Minnesota.

Bryan Lyle Musolf was born on May 20, 1958, the son of Gerald and Velda (Johnson) Musolf in Owatonna, Minnesota. He attended schools in Claremont and Kasson, Minn. Bryan was united in marriage to Lisa Ehmke on April 15, 1989. He worked at McNeilus MTM as a welder and later at Welsh Equipment. He enjoyed working on cars, working on his stove, fishing, boating and his dogs.

Bryan is survived by his wife, Lisa Musolf, Waltham, Minn.; sons, Shawn (Rachel Dessner) Hofschulte, Elgin, Minn., Joshua Laqua; daughters, Brandy Laqua, Mariah Musolf, and Clarissa Musolf, both of Waltham, Minn.; step-sons, Paul Butteris, Waltham, Minn., Drew (Jenny Grabinger) Butteris, Hayfield, Minn.; mother, Velda Musolf, Mantorville, Minn.; three brothers, Keith (Lynn) Musolf, Racine Wis.; Robin (Suzanne) Musolf, Kasson, Minn.; Kim Musolf, Mantorville, Minn.; one sister, Veronica (Ernie) Kirkpatrick, Dexter, Minn.; nieces, nephews and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Jerry, Jr., nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Bryan Lyle Musolf will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in rural Waltham, Minn. with Reverend Phil Shaw officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at the Czaplewski Family Funeral Home at 501 Second St. NW, Hayfield, and one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.

[Austin Daily Herald, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009]

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David Draheim

1948-2009

David A. Draheim, 61, of Forest City, Iowa, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City due to complications of ALS.

David Allen Draheim was born in Austin on Oct. 3, 1948, the son of Edmund and Gladys (Quandt) Draheim. He received his schooling in Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1966. David continued his education at the University of Minnesota Mankato, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Education.

David taught for a brief time in Wykoff, Minn. before coming to Forest City where he taught Special Education for 28 years. His years of service were recognized when he was inducted into the Forest City Community Schools Hall of Fame in August of 2008. Due to health issues, Dave had to retire early.

David was an active member of the Forest City community. He was a past-president of the Forest City County Club, past-president of the Forest City Education Association and very involved at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He enjoyed attending local sports events and officiated at high school softball, baseball and volleyball games. He was an avid reader, liked to go fishing and bowling, enjoyed time outside playing golf and was always up for a motorcycle ride.

David is survived by his brothers and their spouses: Edmund (Jane) Draheim of Owatonna, Minn. and Charles (Peggy) Draheim of Madison Lake, Minn.; and six nieces and nephews and many friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Richard.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Pastor Rod Hopp officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Forest City. Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20 at Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark St. in Forest City and continues an hour prior to service at the church.

David wanted any memorials given in his name to go to Forest City High School Dollars for Scholars or Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Petersen Lund Funeral Home of Forest City, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald, www.austindailyherald.com, Mon., Dec. 21, 2009]

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Ethel Louise "Andy" (nee Klingfus) Anderson

1930-2009

Ethel Louise ďAndyĒ Anderson, 79, of Austin died Saturday morning, December 19, 2009, at her home in Austin.

Ethel Klingfus was born on September 21, 1930, in Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, the daughter of Walter and Dorothy (Noble) Klingfus. She received her education in Austin, graduating from Austin High School in 1948. She continued her education at the Austin Junior College with a degree in nursing.

On October 15, 1949, she was united in marriage to Roger Anderson at the Lutheran church parsonage in Blooming Prairie, Minn. They made their home Austin where Ethel worked as a LPN at St. Olaf Hospital for 24 years, retiring in 1982. She enjoyed traveling, crocheting, spending time with her family and friends and offering advice. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Anderson of Austin; four children, Dianne (David) Marx of South Sioux City, Neb., Vickie (Martin) Hansford of Sioux City, Iowa, Russ (Jo Lynn) Anderson of Rochester and Sheila (Robert) Johnson of Austin; eight grandchildren, Shawn Udenberg, Erich Marx, Shane Marx, Sari Payton, Josie Monnier, Christy Anderson, Jessie Anderson and Amber Kraft; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley (John) Flink of Rose Creek and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Donna Hatfield.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tom Ogilvie officiating. Interment will follow the service at Red Oak Lutheran Cemetery, rural Austin. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 22 at the Worlein Funeral Home of Austin and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Casketbearers will be Jerry Flink, Jay Flink, Jim Flink, Dean Anderson, David Anderson and Chad Wangen. Memorials are preferred to the family.

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

[Austin Daily Herald, www.austindailyherald.com, Mon., Dec. 21, 2009]

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Grace Arlene (nee Haney) Clark

1923-2009

Grace Arlene Clark, 86, of Austin, died Saturday afternoon, December 19, 2009 at the Austin Medical Center, Austin, Mower County, Minnesota.

She was born June 21, 1923, in Austin, the daughter of Irvin and Gladys (Cunningham) Haney. She received her education in Austin. On Sept. 14, 1940, she was united in marriage to Edward Lewis Clark in Northwood, Iowa. Grace enjoyed her time spent living in the country, spending time with her family and tending her flowers. She was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and WELCA.

She is survived by her husband, Edward Clark of Austin; four children, Barbara (James) Wencl of Owatonna, Ron (Sue) Clark of Austin, Mike (Dana) Clark of Fremont, Neb. and Susie (Kevin) Bauer of Faribault; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Dick (Nancy) Haney of Austin; also many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Doris Sauer, Audrey Bakken and Shirley Maxey and a grandson, John.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ron Barnett officiating. Interment will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22 at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

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

[Austin Daily Herald, www.austindailyherald.com, Mon., Dec. 21, 2009]

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Albert Joseph Diggins

1924-2009

Albert Joseph Diggins, 85, of Adams and formerly of Austin, died peacefully Monday morning, Dec. 21, 2009 at the Adams Healthcare Center.

Albert J. Diggins was born Jan. 19, 1924 in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Margaret and William Diggins. On Aug. 1, 1946, he married Arlene A. Kraby at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Albert was employed at the Hormel Foods Corporation for 42 years. Albert was a World War II Veteran. He coached womenís fast pitch softball. He was an avid football fan. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

He will be sadly missed by his five children: son, Dick (Mary) Diggins of Albert Lea; daughters, Deb Wakefield of Austin, Cindy (Paul) Garcia of Burnsville, Val (Dwight) Dreyer of LeRoy; son, Terry (Jody) Diggins of Austin; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Bob Diggins of Utah; three sisters, Violet Hansen of Austin, Margaret (Tom) Jennings of Austin, Penny Kvam of Austin; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by wife Arlene; daughter, Linda Peck; son-in-law, Bill Wakefield; his parents; two sisters, Arch Heimer and Patty Puettmann.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009 at Crane Chapel at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dale Christiansen officiating. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service at Crane Chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

[Austin Daily Herald online, Wed., Dec. 23, 2009]

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Joyce Sue Muhlbauer

1966-2009

Joyce Sue Muhlbauer, age 43, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009 at the Austin Medical Center.

Joyce was born on November 9, 1966, in Austin, to James and Ruth (Bissen) Muhlbauer. She worked as a supervisor for King Maintenance and was at one time a bartender.

Joyce was dedicated to her children and work. She loved to drive (Martha). Joyce looked out for others less fortunate than herself.

Survivors include her children, Robert Donovan Jr., Austin, Maggie Benson, Austin; father, James Muhlbauer, Austin; mother, Ruth Muhlbauer, Austin; sisters, Deb (Tom) Haugland, Austin, Linda (Dave) Miller, Austin, Stacey (Tim) Nazarro, Topeka, Kan., Cheryl Muhlbauer, Austin, Joleen Muhlbauer, Austin; nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her son, Jacob Martin Muhlbauer; sister, Cindy Muhlbauer; special friend, Robert Donovan; nephew, Jeremy Miller.

A memorial mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 at Mayer Funeral Home with Father Joe Fogal officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service on Wednesday.

The honorary casket bearers will be Eric, Dan, Cortnee, Shayna and Jake Muhlbauer, Kyle Miller and Caitlin Haugland.

[Austin Daily Herald online, Wed., Dec. 23, 2009]

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Burnette O. (nee Hanson) Anderson

1901-2002

Burnette Olga Anderson, 101, of Austin, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, St. Ansgar, Iowa.

She was born August 28, 1901, in Lyle Township, to John and Lena (Martin) Hanson. She attended the Gregg Country School near Lyle. After completing her education, she helped on the family farm until her marriage to Albert Anderson on Aug. 30, 1932, at the Lutheran church parsonage in Lyle. The couple lived and farmed in Nevada Township until 1941, when they moved to farm in Adams Township. Albert died Jan. 21, 1955. Burnette continued to live on the family farm until moving to Adams in 1971. In 1981, she moved to the St. Mark's Lutheran Apartments in Austin. On June 11, 2002, she moved to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in St. Ansgar, Iowa. She was a member of Six-Mile Grove Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid of rural Lyle. While living in Austin, she attended St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Survivors include children, John (Jeanine) Anderson, Adams; Beverly Kohoutek, Mason City, Iowa; David (Charlotte) Anderson, Adams; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son in infancy; great-grandson, Aaron Van Proosdy; son-in-law, John Kohoutek; six brothers and sisters.

Visitation: One hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Service: 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Six-Mile Grove Lutheran Church of rural Lyle with Rev. Lydia Mittag officiating.

Interment: In the church cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, Monday, September 23, 2002]

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Lionel Robert Anderson

1913-2002

Lionel Robert Anderson, 89, of Grand Meadow, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Meadow Manor Nursing Home.

Lionel was born June 24, 1913, in Rudyard, Mich., to John and Margaret (McClarty) Anderson.

He graduated from high school and served as a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. On Oct. 15, 1941, he married Eva Nettleton in St. Agnes, Mich.

He was an employee of the U.S. Postal Services, living in Michigan and St. Paul. Following Lionel's retirement, the couple moved back to the Pickford and Rudyard, Mich. area where they lived until moving to Austin in 1998 to be near family. They moved to the Grand Meadow Healthcare Center earlier this year. Lionel was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, making maple syrup and picking blueberries. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid reader. In 1940, he accepted the Gospel.

Survivors include wife, Eva Anderson, Grand Meadow; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Jim Irvine, Dexter; Laura Jean and Ray Schwardt, Delaven; Heather and Dean Smith, Inver Grove Heights; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leslie, Cecil and Stanley; and sisters, May and Easter Lily.

Visitation: One hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the funeral home with the Rev. Craig Winquist officiating. Casket bearers will be Hugh Anderson, Dean Smith, Jim Irvine, Ray Schwardt, Scott Irvine and Tim Irvine.

Interment: Dexter Cemetery, Dexter, with Austin Post #91 American Legion in charge of military rites.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, September 11, 2002]

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Willard C. Anderson

1928-2002

Willard C. "Bill" Anderson, 73, formerly of Austin, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, in Mesa, Ariz.

He was born Nov. 18, 1928, in Westfield Township, to Charles O. and Betty (Ahlberg) Anderson. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

He attended Austin High School and joined Hormel Foods Corp., working for over 38 years, much of that time in the Mechanical Division. He retired in 1982.

On June 27, 1948, he married Marcella Dalquist at St. Olaf Church.

Bill was active in flying clubs in Austin, the Masonic Lodge, past Patron of the Eastern Star and was on the Board of Deacons and head usher at St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Following retirement Bill and Marcella lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. and, since June of 2000, in Apache Junction, Ariz. and were members of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Apache Junction.

Bill liked to grow flowers in his garden and loved to fish at his summer home he kept for 18 years in Baudette.

Survivors include his wife, Marcella; sons, William (Marianne), Jupiter, Fla.; Curtis (Vicky), Effingham, Ill.; Larry (Rita), Maple Grove; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Dorothy Felton, Austin; brother, Robert Anderson, St. James.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., today, Sept. 30, 2002, at the funeral home with a 7 p.m. Masonic service by Fidelity Lodge #39 AF & AM, Austin, and Tuesday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Rev. Ronald Barnett officiating. Casketbearers include Bob Eckhardt, Randy Eckhardt, Zach Anderson, Nick Anderson, Jake Anderson and Adam Anderson.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin

[Austin Daily Herald, Sep. 30, 2002]

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Bernard Charles Ashoff

1916-2002

Bernard Charles Ashoff, 86 years old, was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1916. He passed from this life in Saint Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, on September 5, 2002.

Bernard "Bernie" Ashoff was preceded in death by his parents Bernard J. and Anna Ashoff, and sister Ruth Thompson.

A beloved husband and father, he leaves his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth, his children Gilbert Ashoff of Ukiah, Calif., Sharon Yunker of Rose Creek, Minn., David Ashoff of El Centro, Calif., his brother Robert Ashoff of Nipomo, Calif., five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one niece and many nephews.

In 1929, Bernie immigrated to Calif. with his restaurateur parents. He graduated from Fairfax High School in Hollywood, Calif., and attended UCLA for two years. He was in the family business in the Los Angeles area, then joined Douglas Aircraft as an engineer in the late 1930's. Bernie fell in love with Elizabeth "Betty" Hewitt. They married June of 1941. World War II began that December, which changed Bernie and Betty's lives. They moved from Beverly Hills to Santa Monica, Long Beach, Calif., and Oklahoma City, Okla. They returned to Santa Monica and Studio City, Calif. All moves related to Bernie's work with Douglas Aircraft and the war effort. After Douglas Aircraft, Bernie started a children's car seat business. He left the business and moved to Northern California, and worked for Ets, Hoken and Galvin in San Francisco.

Bernie loved to travel. He was one of United Airlines's first 100,000-mile travelers and eventually reached the one million-mile mark. In 1956, Bernie returned to Southern California to Santa Ana then Granada Hills. He represented Homelite and Onan to the burgeoning population in Los Angeles. He began representing Hiab cranes and Flytt pumps from Sweden and, in 1958, moved to Palos Heights, near Chicago, Ill., and opened a Mid-West office.

Bernie and Betty returned to Southern California in 1973. Bernie retired, and he and Betty moved to Ukiah, Calif., close to his son Gilbert in 1981. They resided in Ukiah for many years, then returned to their Midwestern roots in 1997 close to their daughter Sharon in Austin, Minn. Bernie loved his Lord and served Him faithfully in many capacities. While a member of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, was a life member of the Foundation Board of Trustees, Concordia University, Irvine, Calif. He and his wife became members of First Presbyterian in Ukiah, and were members of Westminster Presbyterian, Austin, Minn., where he worked with Evangelism and Missionary Committees and Promise Keepers.

Memorial service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin, Minn.

[Austin Daily Herald, September 09, 2002]

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Richard D. Barclay

1930-2002

Richard D. Barclay, 72, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Mercy Medical Center, Mason City, Iowa.

He was born Sept. 8, 1930 in Maple View, Minnesota to Emanuel and Lila (Larson) Barclay. His mother died when he was a baby and he was raised by Emanual and Dena (Scamper) Barclay. As a young man he worked for various farmers around the Austin and Northern Iowa areas. On Feb. 20, 1964 in Sioux Falls, S.D, he married Norma Osborn.

He was in the U.S. Army from February l6, 1951, to February 25, 1953. After his discharge, he moved to Newton, Iowa, and worked for Maytag. They moved to St. Ansgar in 1992. He was a member of the Newton VFW and American Legion, Moose Lodge and Eagles Club. He enjoyed camping, playing softball, baseball, horseshoe pitching, bowling and watching sports. He was a big fan of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.

He is survived by his wife Norma Barclay, St. Ansgar; daughter Angela Whilatch, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; son Dale (Saundra) Blarclay, Joyce, Iowa; step son Roy Dean McMullen; 4 Grandchildren; first wife Rosie Boss and daughter Cheryl Alexander, formerly of Austin; sister Audrey (Max) Guritz of Dexter; brother Bob (Alvina) Blarclay, Austin; Ruby Barclay, Austin; nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, son-in-law Craig Whilatch and brother Milo "Mike" Barclay.

Visitation: One hour before the service at the funeral home.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Randy Petersen officiating. Graveside service will be in the Newton Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Newton, Iowa on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Forrest Whilatch officiating.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, Sat., Sep. 28, 2002]

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Alvina M. (Buntrock) (Kara) Barlow

1914-2002

Alvina M. Barlow, age 87, died peacefully on Sept. 19, 2002, in Ambassador Good Samaritan Center, New Hope, Minn.

She was born Dec. 6, 1914, in Stacyville, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Fred Buntrock Sr., Walter Kara, Byron Barlow; son, Fred Buntrock Jr.; grandson, Wade Buntrock.

She is survived by grandchildren, Dean (Tami) Buntrock and Eric, Cory and Demi; Glen Buntrock; Karla (Jeff) Shafer and Kaitlyn and Hailey; step-children, Sarah (Roger) Kivela and Hannah; Bonnie Barlow; Deborah (Gary) Bertolin; Douglas (Barbara) Barlow; Steven Barlow.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Toeterville, Iowa.

[Austin Daily Herald, Wed., Sep. 25, 2002]

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Richard S. Brown

1916-2002

Richard S. Brown, 86, of Albert Lea, and formerly of Austin, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at St. John's Lutheran Home, Albert Lea.

He was born September 1, 1916, in Omaha, Nebraska., to Campbell D. and Christine Helene (Schaab) Brown. On July 12, 1948, he married Ellen Jean Schumacher. Richard was manager for the Hormel Corporation for 44 years. He was a University of Nebraska graduate, a World War II Army Captain and a Lt. Colonel in the Army Reserves. He was also a longtime member of the Austin Country Club, Elks Club and the American Legion.

Survivors include wife, Ellen Jean Brown, Albert Lea; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Joy Brown, Blaine; Timothy and Mary Brown, Mosinee, Wis.; daughter and son-in-law, Julie Brown and Thomas Johnson, St. Paul; 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Brown.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m., tonight, Sept. 13, 2002, with a 7 p.m. wake service at the funeral home and Saturday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, September 13, 2002]

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June Marie (Steele) Cox

1919-2002

June Marie Cox, 83, of Austin, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Austin Medical Center.

She was born June 25, 1919, to George and Lena (Schweiss) Steele, in Rock Island, Ill. where she attended Franklin School. She worked at the Farmall Tractor plant, Service Rubber Company, which was a shoe company, and the family grocery store.

On October 3, 1942, she married Larry Cox in Mishawaka, Indiana. In January of 1959, they moved to Austin where June worked at Sears and later at Younkers through the mid-1980s.

A member of St. Edward's Catholic Church, she was a lunchroom assistant at St. Edward's and St. Augustine Catholic Schools, a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader and an avid bingo player. She enjoyed being with her family and fishing.

Survivors include husband, Larry, Austin; son, Jerry (Barbara) Cox, San Clemente, Calif.; daughters, Christine (Larry) Hickey, Lake Stevens, Wash.; Kathleen (Michael Gunsolus) Cox, Duluth; one granddaughter; sister-in-law, Betty Steele, Rock Island, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by sister, Helen Goodrum, and brother, Richard Steele.

Visitation: One hour before the service. There will be no reviewal.

Service: 3 p.m. Memorial Service, Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at St. Edward's Catholic Church with Father Joseph Fogal officiating.

Interment: 11 a.m., Saturday, at Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, September 5, 2002]

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William L. Crilly

1911-2002

William L. Crilly, 91, of Lake City, Minnesota, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Care Center, Wabasha.

He was born Aug. 21, 1911, in Geddes, S.D. to John E. and Love P. (Callahan) Crilly. On June 15, 1935, he married Violet M. Mason at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. William was a home builder and owner and operator of Crilly's Cabins and Mobile Home Park in Lake City.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Karan Crilly, Austin; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Douglas, Madison, Wis.; Joan and Ed Wyant, Pepin, Wis.; Lois and Gene VanDenover, Lake City; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Malone, Burnsville; brother-in-law, Eugene McCloskey, Austin.

He was preceded in death by his wife on May 7, 1996, four sisters, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, with a 6:30 p.m. wake service and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, Monday, September 16, 2002]

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David N. Dickson

1943-2002

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Retired Hormel Foods executive,
board member,
dies at Austin home

David N. Dickson, former group vice president of the international and corporate development group, Hormel Foods Corporation, died at his Austin home Monday.

Dickson, 59, retired from Hormel Foods June 30, 2001, after an 11-year career with the company. He joined Hormel Foods in Austin in 1989 as senior vice president of strategic planning and corporate development after a 19-year career with Carnation Company.

He was promoted to group vice president of the international and corporate development group in August 1990 and three months later was elected to the Hormel Foods board of directors and executive committee. He served the boards of directors at numerous Hormel Foods subsidiaries, including Hormel HealthLabs, Hormel Foods International and Vista International Packaging Inc. He also served on the boards of directors of several joint ventures, which included vice chair of Beijing Hormel Foods Company and Shanghai Hormel Foods Company in China and was a director of Campofrio Alimentation in Spain.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to the Dickson Family Endowment For Athletic Excellence. For more information, contact the California Community Foundation at (21) 413-3130.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne, son, Jeff, and daughter, Cheryl.

Complete funeral details and obituary information appear on Page 2 of today's Austin Daily Herald.

[Austin Daily Herald, Wed., Sep. 25, 2002]


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David N. Dickson, 59

David N. Dickson, age 59, of Austin, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at his home.

David was born March 5, 1943, in Kansas City, Mo. to Bert L. and Mary E. (Falstrom) Dickson.

David earned his BA and MBA degrees from Stanford University where, as an undergraduate, he also competed in inter-collegiate athletics as a member of the Indians' freshman and varsity baseball teams.

He was united in marriage to Joanne Lindsey on Sept. 11, 1965, and thereafter returned to South Pasadena to raise their own family. Their son, Jeffrey ('86), was a member of SPHS's first CIF championship water polo team, and their daughter, Cheryl, graduated from SPHS in 1988.

After completing his education, David joined the Carnation Company where he became and executive vice president and a member of its board of directors. Joanne was an active volunteer in such organizations as the Pasadena Boys Choir, South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, South Pasadena Little League, and SPEF, and she was instrumental in bringing the anti-drug program "Parent Alert" to South Pasadena. In 1989, David and Joanne moved to Austin, Minn., where David took a position with Hormel Foods, Inc. as group vice president (International, Strategic Planning, and Hormel Health Labs). After nearly 12 years and extensive travel throughout the Far East and Europe, David retired from Hormel in June, 2001.

Survivors include his wife: Joanne Dickson, Austin; son and daughter-in-law: Jeff and Gail Oickson, Glen' Elyn, IL; dallghter and son-in~law: Cassandra and Mike Staidahar, Lincoln, NE; two grandchildren: Garrett and Paige Dickson; sister and brother-in-law: Nancy and Jim Chamberlain, Fallbrook, CA.

[Austin Daily Herald, Wed., Sep. 25, 2002]

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Willard A. Dixon

1915-2002

Willard A. "Bill" Dixon, 86, of Austin, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Prairie Manor Nursing Home, Blooming Prairie.

He was born Dec. 29, 1915, in Lyle, to Roy W. and Sarah M. (Knutson) Dixon. On June 27, 1937, he married Elizabeth "Betty" Boyd at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Willard worked at Hormel Foods for a few years and served in the United States Army in 1945. He was a carpenter with his father. They owned the Dixon Club in Austin. In 1950, Willard moved to Blooming Prairie to farm for 33 years. In 1983, he moved back to Austin. He put up grain bins and storage systems with Harvey Ille until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion Post #52 for 47 years. He loved playing cards and putting puzzles together as well as making things out of wood for his grandchildren. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Austin.

Survivors include wife, Betty Dixon, Austin; son, James Dixon, Minneapolis; daughters, Judith (Lawrence Frank) Wencl, Blooming Prairie; Janice (Rev. Michael Wayne) Tucker, Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Rosalie Dixon, Minneapolis; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean Jeanette Abernathy, Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; Zetta (Robert) Simpson, Austin; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kermit and Harold; parents; and grandson, Howard Stevens Jr.

Visitation: One hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Service: 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Pat Toschak officiating. The casket bearers will be Gregg Wencl, Donald Wencl, DuWayne Dixon, Douglas Dixon, Scott Albrecht and Dale Simpson.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, Friday, September 20, 2002]

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Virginia Emma (Ellis) Dunfee

1910-2002

Virginia Emma Dunfee, age 92, of Austin, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at St. Marks Lutheran Home.

She was born July 26, 1910, in Saline County, Mo., to Clarence and Nellie (Parcel) Ellis. Her family later moved to Austin where she was married to Lawrence Dunfee on July 4, 1930. He was a federal meat inspector and died in 1983.

Virginia was a member of the First United Methodist Church, donating thousands of hours over 50 years. She was chairperson for the U.M.C. Circle Groups, publicity chairperson and chairperson for the dining room committee. She helped form and organize the Austin Symphony Orchestra, serving as a board member for three years. She donated hundreds of hours the Austin's United Way, as well as being a volunteer in the American Heart Association Fund Drive for more than 20 years. She received a plaque of recognition for each of these organizations and helped to inaugurate the first Heart Fund Drive in the city.

Other organizations for which she volunteered included the Kidney Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arthritis Foundation drive and Memorials Chairperson, Easter Seals Society, Mower County Red Cross Chapter, Cancer Society and St. Olaf Hospital. She twice received the KAUS Radio "Good Neighbor" award and was the subject of the "People who make a difference" article in the Austin Daily Herald. She loved to cook, garden, sew and play bridge. She made many special cakes, including "doll" cakes and wedding cakes, until her arthritis would no longer allow her to do so. She also enjoyed golfing with her husband.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carol Dunfee, Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Marvin Lenz, Rochester; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Clara and Pat Curtin, Dodge Center; Marjorie and Chuck Cullen, Little Canada; Dorothy and Bill Drechsel, Big Lake; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clyde Ellis, Ostrander; Max and Arvilla Ellis, Osage, Iowa; Arthur and Tressa Ellis, Grizzly Plats, Calif.; Robert and Ruth Ellis, St. Paul; nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Patricia M. Toschak officiating. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Friends may call at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church for one hour before the service on Thursday.

Honorary bearers will be Joshua Dunfee and Tom Weiss. Casket bearers will by Ray Dunfee, Lee Dunfee, Ann Dunfee, Linda Pfieffer, Rochard Curtin and Roger Curtin.

[Austin Daily Herald, Tuesday, September 17, 2002]

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James V. Emholz

ca.1926-2002

James V. Emholz, 76, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Sept. 2, 2002, in Sun City, Arizona.

He is survived by his wife, Helene; children: Stephanie of Sartell, Minn.; James of St. Louis, Minn.; John of Princeton, Minn.; and five grandchildren: Matthew, Julie, Michelle, Natalie and Madeline.

Burial will be at Fort Snelling, Minneapolis.

[Austin Daily Herald, Saturday, September 14, 2002]

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Stephen R. Fleming

1949-2002

On July 15, 2002, at 10:30 p.m., our father, Stephen R. Fleming left this world to be joined with his mother Catherine, brother Timothy and sister Marybeth Fleming in heaven. Stephen R. Fleming passed away at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. He was 52.

Stephen was born on Aug. 26, 1949, in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, to Jack Fleming and Catherine (Gill) Fleming. His family moved to Austin, Minn., where his father worked for the Hormel Corp. and Steve followed the football games of the Minnesota Vikings and the University of Minnesota Gophers. Steve was a 1967 graduate of Austin Pacelli High School, proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1967 to 1971. Stephen first traveled to Fairbanks in 1975 where he joined up with a longtime friend to this day, Dean Zuelsdorf. His initial hesitation to move to Fairbanks from Green Bay, Wis. quickly turned to love and enjoyment of the people of Alaska.

Steve was a faithful U.S. Postal Service letter carrier for 27 years. He loved delivering his Cushman Street business route and joking with business owners and employees he regarded as friends. Steve was a longtime member of the National Association of Letter Carriers. He loved moose hunting and spending time with his family at their cabin on the Salcha River. Steve truly loved and cherished his two children. He was so proud of Derek for his service in the U.S. Army and Dawnelle for giving him his first grandson, Deondric. Steve was truly loved and cherished in return and will never be forgotten. He will always be in our hearts.

Steve is survived by his son Derek Anthony Fleming; his daughter Dawnelle Nicole Fleming; grandson Deondric Henderson, all of Fairbanks; his father Jack Fleming; sisters, Kathy Dunklee, Susie Fruncillo and Bert Kiemle, all from the Minneapolis area; sister Joanne Mann of Fairfax, Calif.; and by numerous friends and members of the Spencer family who will fondly keep him in their hearts.

Submitted by Jack Fleming, 2124 Woodlyn Ave. 21 Maplewood, MN 55109.

[Austin Daily Herald, September 11, 2002]

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Ruth E. (Childs) Freese

1918-2002

Ruth E. Freese, 84, of Elmore, formerly of Austin, died Thursday, September 19, 2002, at Parkview Care Center in Wells.

She was born June 12, 1918, in Blue Earth to Harry and Mary (Rose) Childs. She moved to Austin, as a young woman and began working at Hormel Foods. Ruth is one of the last original Spam Girls with Hormel Foods. She was married to Robert Stout until his death in 1963.

She was married to John Freese on Dec. 9, 1967 in Austin. After more than 40 years with Hormel she retired and lived in Rose Creek then moved Elmore in l990. She was an avid collector of dishware. She loved cats and owned several over the years.

Survivors include brothers Bob Childs, Elmore, Mike Childs, Iowa; cousins, nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and brother William Childs.

Visitation: One hour prior to services at the church.

Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at River of Life Worship Center, Blue Earth, with Pastor Arlon Lee officiating.

Interment: Pilot Grove Township Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Funeral Home: Patton Funeral Home, Blue Earth.

[Austin Daily Herald, Saturday, September 21, 2002]

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Donald J. Gardner

1931-2002

Donald James "Don" Gardner, 71, of Clarks Grove, Minnesota, and formerly of Austin, died Thursday, September 5, 2002, at his home.

He was born May 18, 1931, in Faribault, to Leon and Mabel (Galley) Gardner. He was a graduate of Faribault High School and served in the U.S. Army. On Jan 12, 1968, he married Nettie Avery in Mason City, Iowa. Don lived in Clarks Grove for the past 30 years and had lived in Nerstrand, Austin and Northfield. He was employed by the Sorenson Brothers Construction Co., Erin Construction and Valley Paving. He retired in 2000 after 45 years. He was a member of the Local Union 49ers. He enjoyed spending time with family, handiwork, auctions and working on the Clarks Grove walking trail.

Survivors include wife, Nettie, Clarks Grove; children, Barbara (Wayland) Eppard, Rochester; Craig Gardner, Dundas; Betty (John) Dawald, Faribault; stepdaughters, Vicki Knape, League City, Texas; Toni (Mark) Walters, Whitehouse, Texas; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Gene (Margaret) Gardner, St. Paul; Burton (Esther) Gardner, Mausten, Wis.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Service: Was 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, at the funeral home.

Interment: Clarks Grove Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea.

Memorials: To Crossroads Community Hospice, Albert Lea.

[Austin Daily Herald, Friday, September 20, 2002]

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Elberta E. Goodew

1913-2002

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AUSTIN, MINNESOTA -- The funeral for Elberta E. Goodew will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Gary Gonnerman officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Miss Goodew, 89, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, formerly of Austin, died Saturday (Sept. 7, 2002) at Good Samaritan Center in St. Ansgar.

She was born July 3, 1913, in Cambridge, Iowa. The family moved to a farm in the Austin area in 1918. She attended country school and Austin High School. In 1934 the family moved to Austin. Miss Goodew worked for more than 32 years at Hormel Foods Corp., including 26 years in the laboratory of the Research and Development Department. She was a member of the Church of Christ Cedar River, and a book club, and enjoyed reading, bird watching, crossword puzzles and flowers.

Survivors include a brother, Lawrence (Stella) Goodew of Austin. Two sisters, and six brothers preceded her in death.

Friends may call one hour before the service at the funeral home.


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Elberta E. Goodew, 89, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died on Saturday, September 7, 2002, at the Good Samaritan Center, St. Ansgar, Mitchell county, Iowa.

She was born July 3, 1913, in Cambridge, Iowa, to George H. and Grace Ann (Elder) Goodew. The family moved to a farm in the Austin area in 1918. She attended Austin High School. After her father's death in 1934 the family moved into Austin. Elberta was a member of the Church of Christ Cedar River. She worked over 32 years at the Hormel Company including 26 years in the laboratory of the Research and Development department. She loved to read and belonged to a book club, she liked bird watching, doing crossword puzzles and flowers.

Survivors include brother and sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Stella Goodew, Austin; Marian Goodew, Austin; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters and brothers-in-law, Myrtle and Howard Nichelson; Mary and Todd Burke; brothers and sister-in-law, Edward and Valyda Goodew, Robert Goodew, Russell Goodew, George Goodew Jr., Gary Goodew and Richard Goodew.

Visitation: One hour before the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Service: 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at the funeral home with Rev. Gary Gonnerman officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, September 09, 2002]

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Jerome J. Halbach

1921-2002

Jerome J. Halbach, 81, of Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa, died September 2, 2002, at Mitchell County Regional Health Center, Osage, Iowa.

He was born on August 24, 1921, to Ernest P. and Veronica (Hemann) Halbach in Stacyville, Iowa. He entered the United States Navy and served from 1942 to 1945. On Aug. 10, 1954, he married Monica Salz at Visitation Catholic Church, Stacyville. Jerome was employed at Theobald Implement as a tractor mechanic for 37 years, then delivered flowers for Ed's Floral for 15 years. He was a member of the Stacyville Fire Department, serving as Fire Chief for many years. He was also on the Stacyville Town Council for 10 years. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Hale Penny Fuller Post 569 of the American Legion, Stacyville, Iowa. He enjoyed wood crafting as a hobby.

Survivors include wife, Monica, Stacyville, Iowa; sons, Ed (Therese) Halbach, Stacyville, Iowa; Joseph (Deb) Halbach, Coon Rapids; Mark (Teresa) Halbach, Glenville; daughters, Jeanne (Pete) Traaseth, Brooklyn Center; Angie Kruger, St. Ansgar, Iowa; Paula Halbach, Minneapolis; four grandchildren; brother, William (Shirley) Halbach, Grundy Center, Iowa; sister, Edith Halbach; brother-in-law, Francis Brumm, Stacyville, Iowa; sister-in-law, Maxine Halbach, Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kenny; sisters, Alverna Halbach and Kathryn Brumm; brother, Leo Halbach.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., today, Sept. 4, 2002, with a 4 p.m. Rosary and a 7:30 p.m. Prayer Service at the church.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville, Iowa with Father Mark Reasoner and Father Marvin Salz officiating.

Interment: Visitation Cemetery, Stacyville, Iowa.

Funeral Home: Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, Iowa.

[Austin Daily Herald, September 4, 2002]

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George J. Hangge

1918-2002

George J. Hangge, 83, of Austin, Minnesota, died on Saturday, September 21, 2002, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin.

George was born Oct. 21, 1918, in Mitrovik, Yugoslavia to Barney Sr. and Katherine (Schumacher) Hangge. On July 30, 1946, he married Muriel Reagan. George was a retired employee of Hormel Foods. He was a lifetime member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1945, was a volunteer coach for Austin Youth Hockey Assn. and delivered Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include wife, Muriel Hangge, Austin; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Sue Hangge, Arden Hills; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Jim Colling, Jordan; Joanne and Al Hall, Plymouth; five grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucille Cress, Austin; Alberta and Vern Gavin, Austin; Annie and Louis Grund, Emmons, Iowa; Vera Bissen, Austin; brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Virginia Hangge, St. Paul.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Barney Jr. and Frank Hangge.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. tonight, Sept. 23, 2002, with a 7 p.m. wake service and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Service: 11 a.m., Tuesday, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father William Becker officiating. The casket bearers will be Marty Reagan, John Reagan, Steve Grund, Larry Gavin, Tom Hangge and Dan Cress.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, Monday, September 23, 2002]

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Richard E. Harrison

1926-2002

Richard Ellsworth "Dick" Harrison, 76, died Saturday, September 28, 2002 at the Veteran's Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was born in LaCrosse, Wis. on May 8, 1926, the oldest of six children.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1944 when he was 17 years old. He was a machine gunner and part of the 28th regiment 5th division that landed on Mount Surabachi in Iwo Jima. He was injured on March 1 after nine days of fighting, witnessing both historic flag raisings. He was transferred to Guam and later flown to AIEA Hospital in Hawaii, then to the Great Lakes, Illinois hospital. He was discharged in 1946.

In 1947, he married Ethel Mary Young. They had two sons, Steve and Gary. He worked for the 7-Up Bottling Company as a sales manager, insurance sales and finally as a semi-truck driver, retiring in 1973. He was a life-time member of the American Legion, Disabled Vets and the VFW. He enjoyed doing stained glass work.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel; two sons, Steve (Diane) of Austin and Gary (Marg) of Lyle; two brothers, Mike Courtier of Kent, Wash. and Jack McDonald of Winona; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services are scheduled for Oct. 6 for a private family service. His body will be cremated and buried in Cedar City Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to the Lyle Legion or Cedar City Cemetery in lieu of flowers.

[Austin Daily Herald, Sep. 30, 2002]

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Fred Heiny

ca.1949-2002

Fred Heiny, 53, son of former Austin resident Kathryn Heiny, and the late Deane Heiny, died on Sept. 5, 2002, in Seattle, Wash., after a long illness.

Fred is survived by mother, Kay Heiny, and sister, Mary Heiny, along with aunts, uncles and cousins.

Fred was a wonderful musician and leaves us with many beautiful musical memories. He will be sadly missed.

Condolences may be sent to: Kathryn (Kay) Heiny, c/o Aranas Adult Family Home, 17028 4th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155.

A memorial service will be held at Clallum Bay, Wash. on Sept. 14. Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Assoc. Cremation arrangements are being made by Bleitz Funeral Home, 316 Florentia St., Seattle, WA 98109.

[Austin Daily Herald, September 7, 2002]

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Don Budworth Hemmer

1915-2002

Don Budworth Hemmer, 87, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center.

He was born Aug. 11, 1915, in Austin, to Jack and Nellie (Chandler) Hemmer. On Sept. 15, 1935, he married Doris Flann in St. Ansgar, Iowa. A Geo. A. Hormel & Company employee, Don retired as a foreman after 43 years. He was a lifetime member of the Moose Club and captain of the Austin basketball team in 1935 when they won the first state championship.

Survivors include wife, Doris, Austin; daughters, Carol (Martin) Jensen, Las Vegas, Nev.; Sharon (Robert) Bechtum, Mohave Valley, Ariz.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Neil Hemmer, Austin.

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

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., today, Sept. 11, 2002, and Thursday for one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Service: 2 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, September 11, 2002]

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Arlene Frances (Paulson) Hemphill

1927-2002

Arlene Frances Hemphill, 75, of Faribault died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Infinia of Faribault.

She was born February 3, 1927 in Austin, the daughter of Irene (Smith) and Hans A. Paulson Sr. She graduated from Austin High School and was married to George A. Hemphill on July 3, 1947 in Austin. She was an employee of the George A. Hormel Co. until the time of her retirement. She was an active member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She moved to Faribault five years ago.

George preceded her in death on November 17, 1963.

Survivors include sons George Hemphill, Jr., Faribault, Bruce (Susan) Hemphill, Faribault; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters Charlotte (Roger) Miller, Austin, Shirley Honsey, Tucson, Ariz., Irene (Douglas) Wilson, Austin, Karen (Ross) Noble, Austin; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Hans Paulson, Jr. and sisters Mildred Mortenson, LaVonne Wilkes, Dorothy Tapp and Evelyn Rasmussen.

Visitation: One hour before the service.

Service: 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2002, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel.

Interment: Private family entombment at Oakwood Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Memorials: To the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the donors choice.

[Austin Daily Herald, September 5, 2002]

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Keith E. Howden

1931-2002

Keith E. Howden, 70 years old, of 21054 Ave. #196, Strathmore, CA 93267, and formerly of Brownsdale, Mower county, Minnesota, was born on December 12, 1931, on the Phillips-Howden family farm, died Sept. 11, 2002, of ALS in Visalia, California.

Keith attended grade school at the Phillips District 129 for eight years. He graduated from Austin High School in 1949. He joined the United States Army and served in the Korean War.

He married Bertha Harms and they had four children: Denise (Kimball), Phillip Howden, Brenda (Martinez) and Janette (Gallia). The family moved from Northrup, Minn. to Strathmore, Calif. in 1965. The couple later divorced and Keith then married Phyllis Reeves. He helped raise her four children: Debra (Gill), Lori (Cornacchia), Mike Reeves and Shari (Kritsch). Together they had 23 grandchildren. Keith worked for 35 years for the Citrus Sales Co. He attended the Living Word Fellowship Church and sang solos until November when his voice gave out from the ALS.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at his church in Porterville, Calif.

Survivors include wife, Phyllis; six daughters and two sons; 23 grandchildren; sister, Inez Vietor of Austin, Minn.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Lulu Howden; sister, Madeline Sorensen; brother, Ira J. Howden; baby brother, Dean Howden; grandparents, William and Inez Phillips.

[Austin Daily Herald, September 13, 2002]

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Dehona Inex (Hall) "Honi" Kuhn

1945-2002

Dehona (Honi) Inez Kuhn, 57, of Austin died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at the Adams Health Care Center.

She was born April 5, 1945 in Austin, to Danial and Mabel (Bell) Hall.

She grew up in Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1963.

She married and later divorced John H. Kuhn, Jr.

She enjoyed many hobbies such as crafts, trapshooting, camping, fishing, volunteering her time as a Girl Scout leader, activity coordinator and treasurer of the Gopher Hawkeye 400 CB Club, taking care of animals, and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include daughters Wendy (Randy) Sershen, Austin, Jody (Rodney) Stuckey, Austin; sons Jason Kuhn, Austin, Bronson Kuhn, Austin; two grandchildren; brothers Doug Anderson, Austin, Danny (Myrna) Hall, Cottage Grove, Glen Hall, Ardmore, Okla., half-brother Richard (Mickie) Hall, Rochester; half sister Florence Eaves, Galesburg, Ill.; nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and special friend Brian Hanson.

Visitation: Sunday, Sept. 22, from noon until the time of the service at the mortuary.

Service: 3 p.m., Sunday, at Clasen-Jordan Chapel with The Rev. Gregory Leif officiating.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, Saturday, September 21, 2002]

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LaVern W. Lutz

1922-2002

LaVern W. Lutz, 80, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died on Thursday, September 12, 2002, at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, Missouri.

He was born February 2, 1922, to Walter Edward and Eileen Barbara (Kinsley) Lutz in Easton. He attended Austin schools and graduated from Austin High School. He served in the United States Navy during WWII from 1942 to 1945. On June 18, 1947, he married Marian Mae Hall in Austin. The couple owned and operated the Roxy Theater in Austin in the late 1940s. He was employed as a lens grinder at Benson Optical in Albert Lea from 1950 to 1978. He then worked at Wahlman Optical in Austin, retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Church of St. Theodore and the American Legion.

Survivors include son David (Nancy) Lutz; daughter-in-law Arlene (Charles) Jennings; sisters Evelyn Ring and Betty (Harley) Nelson; brother-in-law Donald (Phyllis) Hall; sister-in-law Margaret (LaVern) Marquardt; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Robert and brother Wayne.

Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at the Church of St. Theodore with Father Robert Schneider officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Austin, with military honors accorded by area servicemen's organizations.

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

[Austin Daily Herald, Saturday, September 14, 2002]

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Earl I. Nagele

1934-2002

Earl Irwin Nagele, 78, of LeRoy, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at Harmony Healthcare.

He was born April 24, 1924, in Lodi Township, where he grew up and attended country school. On August 14, 1949, he married Shirley I. Spencer at St. Olaf Lutheran Parsonage in Austin. Earl farmed with his brother until 1987. He moved to Harmony Healthcare on Nov. 27, 2001. He enjoyed farming, family and traveling.

Survivors include wife, Shirley; daughter, Deborah (Dennis) Rice; son, Michael (Pamela), LeRoy; daughter, Michele (RJ) Werner, Grand Meadow; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Ernest (Edith) Nagele, LeRoy; Arnel (Madonna) Nagele, Taopi; sister-in-law, Rachel, LeRoy.

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

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at the funeral home.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church in LeRoy with the Revs. J.K. Nagele and Thomas Kolden officiating.

Interment: LeRoy Lutheran Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home, LeRoy.

[Austin Daily Herald, Wed., Sep. 25, 2002]

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