MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 145

 

 

Agnes Jeanne (Walsh) Ihlow

1925-2009

Agnes Jeanne Ihlow, 84, of Austin, Minn., died Wednesday Dec. 30, 2009 at the Adams Health Care Center.

She was born May 19, 1925 in Austin to Clarence and Mary Theresa Walsh. She was adopted by Alphonso and Frances Murphy. She grew up on a farm outside of Lyle, Minn., where she attended school and graduated from high school in 1945.

Agnes married William A. Ihlow, from Faribault, Minn. on June 27, 1950 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. They lived in Faribault for three years and then moved to Austin. William died April 15, 2008.

Agnes was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading and doing crochet.

She is survived by five children, Winfield (Marcia) Ihlow, Oswego, N.Y., Fred (Mary Beck) Ihlow, Reno, Nev., David Ihlow, Green Bay, Wis., Paul Ihlow and Theresa Ihlow, Austin, Minn.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother and sisters-in-law: Roger (Betty) Walsh and Lucille Walsh, of Austin, Minn.

Agnes was preceded in death by her biological parents, her adoptive parents, a daughter-in-law Rene Ihlow a brother, John and two sisters, Virginia and Shirley.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. on Monday at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father John Traufler officiating. There will be a 4 p.m. CCW Rosary on Sunday evening at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday and at the church one hour before the service on Monday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be her children, Winfield Ihlow, Fred Ihlow, David Ihlow, Paul Ihlow and Theresa Ihlow.

Austin Daily Herald, Sat., Jan. 2, 2010

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Esther Mae (Moore) Williams, 89

1913-2002

WALTHAM TOWNSHIP

Esther Mae Williams, 89, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at Field Crest Care Center.

She was born Sept. 22, 1913, in Cabool, Mo., to Elmer and Mary (Vankirk) Moore. They moved to Jefferson City, Iowa in 1919, then to Hollandale, Minn in 1927. After her marriage to David Williams on Nov. 2, 1937, in Austin, the couple moved to rural Waltham Township and had lived there since 1944. David died in 1976. Esther was a member of the United Methodist Church since 1964. She enjoyed gardening, baking, and going to Texas during the winter.

Survivors include daughters, Beverly (Larry) Bahr, Pittsburgh, Pa.; JoAnn (Dale) Tiegen, Hayfield; son, Charles (Judy) Williams, Waltham; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Edward Moore, Albert Lea; Wayne (Marge) Moore, Medford.

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

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. today, Dec. 23, 2002, at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.

Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Brownsdale with Rev. James Hodak officiating.

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Hayfield.

Funeral Home: Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, Hayfield.

Austin Daily Herald, Monday, December 23, 2002

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Margaret C. (Huinker) Wolfe, 87

1915-2002

Margaret C. Wolfe, 87, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at Sacred Heart Care Center, Austin.

She was born Jan. 8, 1915, in St. Lucas, Iowa, to Anthony and Christine (Dulcos) Huinker. On Sept. 16, 1933, she married Ernest Wolfe. He died May 16, 1999. She was a retired employee of Hormel Foods, a member of the Catholic Council of Women, St Augustine Catholic Church and an avid cross stitcher.

Survivors include daughters, Janith (Leonard) Espe and Sandra Heikes, both of Austin; sons, Maynard (Diane) Wolfe, Austin; Ronald (Karen) Wolfe, Anoka; Michael (Judy) Wolfe, Tempe, Ariz.; 26 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Hildegard (Chuck) Golden and Rosemay Meyer, both of Austin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Adolph (Ethel) Huinker, John (Donna) Huinker, Maxine Huinker and Marie Huinker, all of Austin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two grandsons, two sisters and three brothers.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, with a 4 p.m. CCW rosary and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating. Casket bearers will be Wayne Heikes, John Huinker, Michael Wolfe, Martha Wolfe, Douglas Wolfe and Andrew Wolfe.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Wed., December 11, 2002

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Emma Albrecht, 84

1917-2002

Emma Albrecht, 84, of Lodi Township, Mower county, Minnesota, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Spring Valley Care Center in Spring Valley, Minnesota.

She was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Cottonwood County to Richard and Olga (Steve) Albrecht.

She is survived by brother and sister-in-law Walter and Bethel Albrecht, Windom; brother, Robert Albrecht, LeRoy; sister Anna Millard, Bingham Lake; sister and brother-in-law Helen and Virgil Fisk, Taopi; sister and brother-in-law Doris and Frank Kasel, Vermillian; sister Petra Albrecht, Lakefield.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at the funeral home.

Service: 1 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Eldrebrock officiating.

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Taopi, Mower county, Minnesota.

Funeral Home: Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy.

Austin Daily Herald, Jan. 27, 2002

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Milda S. (Roseth) Andresen, 88

1913-2002

Milda S. Andresen, 88, of Austin, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at Sacred Heart Care Center.

She was born Aug. 3, 1913, in Austin, to Hans and Nina (Martinsdatter) Roseth.

On June 13, 1939, she married Carl Andresen in Northwood, Iowa. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Marian and Virgil Finley, Plainview; Sharon Andresen-Briones, Taylor, Texas; Margaret and Delmar Leeper, Austin; Cecelia and Richard Enright, Austin; Carla and Curt Haack, Coon Rapids; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Kyong Andresen, Bremerton, Wash.; Gary and Louise Andresen, Austin; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl; daughter, Agnes; brothers, Monroe, Martin, Oscar and Eivend; sisters, Anna, Hilda, Olga, Lillian and Marian; grandson, Ralph Andresen.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, and one hour before the service at the funeral home on Monday.

Service: 11 a.m., Monday, at the funeral home with Pastor Gordon Larson officiating. Casket bearers will be Gary Nelson, Wayne Nelson, Tom Tomlinson, Mike Enright, Josh Haack, Joseph Haack, Sam Andresen and Rick Andresen.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Friday, January 18, 2002

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Irene Henrietta (nee Holst) Barnum

Irene Henrietta Barnum, 87, of Brownsdale, Mower county, Minnesota, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Comforcare Care Center, Austin, Minnesota.

She was born Feb. 19, 1914, to Henry and Sophie (Hoeper) Holst in Lansing Township.

She received nurses training at Rochester State Hospital, passing state boards to become a registered nurse in 1935 and worked in area hospitals.

On June 9, 1937, she married Charles Barnum in Mason City, Iowa. They farmed in Red Rock Township for 60 years. In 1960 Irene returned to nursing as a charge nurse at Comforcare where she worked until her retirement in 1986.

She served on the Mower County Mental Health Board and was active as a volunteer with Red Cross clinics, in public school clinics and at the Brownsdale Public Library. She was a member of the Brownsdale United Methodist Church for over 50 years and the eldest member of the Brownsdale Study Club.

Survivors include sons, Dean (Dorothy) Barnum, Clyde, N.C.; Bruce (Jackie) Barnum, Golden, Colo.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Vernon Holst, Stacyville, Iowa; sisters, Lois Nelson, Hastings; Jean Kuhlman, Sargeant.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Raymond Holst; sister, Ione Staples.

Visitation: One hour before the service at the church.

Service: 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at First United Methodist Church, Brownsdale with Pastor Donald Budd officiating.

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Brownsdale.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Jan. 25, 2002

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Violet L. Beatty, 97

1904-2002

Violet L. Beatty, age 97, of Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at Fieldcrest Nursing Home, Hayfield.

Violet was born Aug. 29, 1904, in Coon Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of George and Eva (Walley) Beatty. She graduated from Austin High School in 1921. For 3 years worked as a secretary for the George A. Hormel Co. She was employed as the secretary to the Superintendent of the Milwaukee Railroad at Austin from 1926 until her retirement in 1969.

Violet was a strong supporter of the Austin community and a frequent contributor to the editorial page of the Austin Daily Herald.

Survivors include nephew and wife, Stanley and Lynn Bond, Omaha, Neb.; cousin, Irma Hayes, Guthrie Center, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by a brother and seven sisters.

Visitation: One hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at the funeral home with The Rev. Randy Petersen officiating. Organist will be Mr. Ernest Murphy and soloist will be Mr. Roald Storvick.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002

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John Bellikka, 51

1950-2002

John Bellikka, 51, of Austin, Minnesota, and formerly of Minneapolis, died Saturday, January 19, 2002, in Austin.

He was born July 12, 1950, in Minneapolis.

Survivors include wife, Cheryl; children, Dianna (Kelly); Nathan; Nicholas; Noah (Danyel); Brandy; David (Angie); Jessie; 13 grandchildren; brother, Eugene (Nancy); mother-in-law, Reta Miles; brother-in-law, Kevin (Paula); cousin and friend.

Visitation: 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at the funeral home until service.

Service: Thursday graveside service at Fort Snelling Cemetery.

Interment: Fort Snelling Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel, 6527 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Austin Daily Herald, Monday, Jan. 21, 2002

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Dorothy G. (Haldorson) Belshan, 91

1910-2002

Dorothy G. Belshan, 91, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home, in Austin.

She was born Dec. 3, 1910, in Freeborn County, to Con and Kari (Skamfor) Haldorson. In 1952, she married Edward Belshan in Austin. They moved to Cass Lake in 1961. He died Jan. 9, 1980. She was a teacher for 40 years and a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Burdette and Kaye Haldorson, Colorado Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren; sister, Irene Shatek, Austin; brother, Glen Haldorson, Tracy, Calif.; sister-in-law, Ardella Haldorson, Austin; a niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Visitation: 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at the funeral home and Monday at the church one hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Monday, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roberta Flood officiating.

Interment: Bohemian National Cemetery, rural Myrtle.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Sun., January 13, 2002

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Samuel Joseph Bruggeman

2000-2002

Samuel Joseph Bruggeman, 14 months, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, died Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at Austin Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 6, 2000, in Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, to Steven and Kimberly (Thome) Bruggeman.

Survivors include parents, Steven and Kimberly Bruggeman, Rose Creek; brother, Travis; sister, Anna; grandmothers, Barbara Thome, Stacyville, Iowa; Charlene Bruggeman, St. Ansgar, Iowa; grandfather, Larry Bruggeman, Lyle; great-grandparents, Leo and Stella Smith, Stacyville, Iowa; Phyllis Bruggeman, St. Ansgar, Iowa; Jeannette Neuman, St. Ansgar, Iowa; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the funeral home and Friday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Friday, at St. Peters Catholic Church with the Rev. Ruben Spinler officiating. Organist will be Joyce Edland. Casket bearers will be Brian Kittleson and Mike Bruggeman.

Interment: St. Peters Catholic Cemetery, Rose Creek.

Funeral Home: Adams Funeral Home, Adams.

Austin Daily Herald, Thur., January 17, 2002

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Marlyn E. Burns, Sr., 68

1933-2002

Marlyn E. Burns, Sr., 68, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota.

He was born March 6, 1933, to Clarence and Florence (Heydt) Burns in Sargeant, Mower county, Minnesota. On May 5, 1951, he married Valerie A. Hinks at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Waltham. A lifelong resident of the Austin area, he worked at Hormel for 43 years. He was formerly a board member of Austin Park and Rec., Hormel Credit Union and an active member of Sterling Silver Club. He belonged to Holy Cross Lutheran Church where he was an elder for 12 years and volunteered at Austin Medical Center and QTV. He loved fishing and hunting in his early years as well as traveling and loved his grandchildren.

Survivors include wife, Valerie Burns; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki Lynn and Don Norrell, Eau Claire, Wis.; sons and daughters-in-law, Marlyn Earl, Jr. and Melissa Burns, Plymouth, Mich.; Darin Matthew and Angela Burns, Owatonna; six grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Durwood Anderson, Brownsdale; Donna and Merlin Hansen, rural Sargeant; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Margene Burns, Northfield; Erling and Irene Burns, Rochester; Carlton and DeAnna Burns, Stewartville; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation: Was 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church.

Service: Was 10:30 a.m. today at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Robert Stohlmann officiating. Casket bearers were Merlyn Gutz, Ronald Majerus, Richard Stern, Terry Wangen, William Bell and Ed Emerson.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Memorials: To The American Heart Association or Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., January 14, 2002

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Alvina Marie Carlson, 89

1912-2002

Alvina Marie Carlson, age 89, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at her home.

She was born April 29, 1912, in Madison, South Dakota. She and her husband lived in Austin. After their retirement, they moved to Duluth to be with their daughter, Ann.

Survivors include daughter, Ann C. Anderson; sister-in-law, Helen C. Bray; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bertha Mae and John T. Kaisersatt; husband, G. Everett Carlson; sister, Grace Kaisersatt; brother, Charles Kaisersatt.

Service: Graveside services will be held in Madison, S.D. at a later date.

Funeral Home: Crawford Funeral Service, Duluth.

Austin Daily Herald, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002

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Ann Kathleen (Morton) Christianson

1932-2002

Ann Kathleen Christianson, 69, of Blooming Prairie, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.

She was born May 18, 1932 in Austin, to Ward T. and Lucille (Bales) Morton. She received her education in Blooming Prairie, graduating from Blooming Prairie High School in 1950. After completing her education, Ann worked at St. Olaf Hospital in Austin.

She married Curtis Christianson on February 18, 1951 in Blooming Prairie. The first years of their marriage were spent in Amarillo, Texas where Ann worked at a blood bank. In August 1955, they returned to Blooming Prairie where they operated T.S. Morton and Son Company. From 1984 until her death Ann also operated Ann-Teeks, an antique shop.

Ann belonged to First Baptist Church, Ladies Circle and the Blooming Prairie Book Club. She enjoyed painting, playing piano, camping, and snowmobiling, collecting dolls and at the age of fifty, received her motorcycle license.

Survivors include husband, Curtis Christianson, Blooming Prairie; son, Bradly (Gerri) Christianson, Blooming Prairie; daughter, Beth (Robert) Hanson, Baraboo, Wisconsin; six grandchildren; brother, Alan (Theda) Morton, Blooming Prairie, two sisters, Jane Hoshal, Brooklyn Park; and Judy (Douglas) Myers, Austin. Her parents and a granddaughter preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church in Blooming Prairie at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2002 with The Reverend Matthew Femell officiating. Friends may call at Worlein-Blooming Prairie Funeral Home from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday and at the church one hour before the service.

Interment is at Red Oak Grove Cemetery of rural Austin.

Visitation: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 and at the church one hour before the service.

Service: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Blooming Prairie.

Interment: Red Oak Grove Cemetery of rural Austin. Funeral Home: Worlein-Blooming Prairie Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald, Jan. 29, 2002

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Colleen A. Domino, 52

1949-2002

Colleen A. Domino, 52, of Elgin, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at Seasons Hospice, Rochester, of brain cancer.

She was born April 7, 1949, in Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, to Dale Rex and Agnes A. (Adams) Domino. She attended Adams High School graduating in 1967 and Winona State University graduating in 1978. She served three years in the United States Air Force and 28 years in the Minnesota Army National Guard retiring in June 2001 with the rank of Command Sergeant Major. In November 2001, she was honored as the American Legion National Guard Enlisted Person of the Year. She was awarded the Army Legion of Merit Medal. The award, given by the Secretary of the Army is the highest award given to any soldier during peacetime. She was a member of the American Legion for 31 years.

She taught English for 22 years at Elgin-Millville High School during which time she also coached volleyball, basketball and track and served as athletic director, career counselor, student council advisor and senior class advisor.

She was past president of the Elgin-Millville Education Association, past president of Hiawatha Valley Teachers United and past board member of the Rochester Juvenile Diabetes Association. She was also a member of the Minnesota Education Association and her favorite hobby was reading.

Survivors include her parents, Dale Rex and Agnes (Adams) Domino, Adams; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene Domino, Adams; Rex and Diane Domino, Lakeville; and Glenn and Donna Domino, Burnsville; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother and nephew.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service at the funeral home with Military Honor Guard by the Elgin American Legion.

Service: 11 a.m., Friday, at St. Joachim's Catholic Church, Plainview, with Father Donald Connelly officiating and Military Honor Guard by the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Interment: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Adams, with military graveside rites by the Adams American Legion.

Funeral Home: Schleicher Funeral Home, Plainview.

Austin Daily Herald, Wed., January 2, 2002

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Frances "Eileen" (Ellstrom) Dunlap

1923-2002

Frances "Eileen" Dunlap, age 78, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

She was born Nov. 16, 1923, in Rochester, to Sidney and Anne (Carroll) Ellstrom. She grew up in Rochester and graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Rochester. On August 7, 1947, she married Thomas H. Dunlap at Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel, Rochester. She was a member of Queen of Angels Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include mother, Anne Ellstrom, Rochester; daughters and son-in-law, Jane and Quin Johnson, Austin; Sarah Dunlap, Rochester; sons and daughters-in-law, Tim Dunlap and Ruth Benidt, Rochester; Tom and Jeanine Dunlap, Austin, Mark and Laura Dunlap, Little Falls; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Dunlap, Austin; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Charles Brown, Rochester; Janice Gikas, Plymouth; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and MaryAnn Ellstrom, Raleigh, N.C.; Richard Ellstrom, Austin, Texas; Michael Ellstrom, Rochester; aunt, uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Dunlap on March 28, 1993; son, James T. Dunlap; father, Sidney E. Ellstrom; brother, Sidney H. Ellstrom.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, with a 4 p.m. CCW Rosary and a 5:30 p.m. wake service at the funeral home.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Friday, at Queen of Angels Church with Father William Becker officiating. Organist will be Margo Bissen and soloist will be CeCe Kroc. Casket bearers will be Robert Ellstrom, Richard Ellstrom, Michael Ellstrom, Tim Dunlap, Tom Dunlap and Mark Dunlap.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Thu., January 3, 2002

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Mildred Fink, 79

1922-2002

Mildred Fink, age 79, of Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died Monday, January 7, 2002, at the Austin Medical Center.

She was born July 23, 1922, in Rose Creek, to John and Kathryn (Mullenbach) Fink. She was a retired employee of Hormel Foods and enjoyed reading, television, playing cards and taking care of loved ones.

Survivors include sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret Stuhr, Austin; Myrtle and Newman Tesdahl, Austin; Kathleen and Dale Guttormson, Austin; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Dorothy Lahann and Donna Biesen.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, with a 4 p.m. CCW rosary and a 6:30 pm wake service and also from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Service: 1 p.m., Thursday, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating. Casket bearers will be Gary Miller, Donald Miller, Tom Laite, Terry Lahann, Dennis Guttormson and Al Crom.

Interment: St. Peter's Cemetery, Rose Creek.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Wed., January 9, 2002

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Donald Edward Fossey, 80

1921-2002

Donald E. Fossey, 80, of Modesto, California, died on Monday, January 14, 2002, at Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Mitchell County, Iowa and was raised on a farm. In 1942, he entered the Navy. He served in World War II and received two purple hearts. In 1946, he married Rosemary Denneson of Austin. They were married 49 years. He worked for Walman Optical Co. in Austin, Grand Forks, N.D. and Watertown, S.D. where he was manager for 35 years. After retiring they moved to Modesto, California in 1984. Rosemary died in 1994.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Wayne Geiger, Honolulu, Hawaii; Connie and Keith Bacon, Bend, Ore.; four grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Perau, St. Ansgar, Iowa.

Service: 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Shelter Cove Community Church.

Funeral Home: Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel, Modesto, Calif.

Memorials: To American Diabetes Association.

Austin Daily Herald, Wed., January 16, 2002

NOTE: Donald was born on 25 APR 1921, in Otranto township, Mitchell county, Iowa. Son of Edward Lewis Fossey and Ella Borgine Haugen.

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Norma Mae (nee Swelland) Golberg

1926-2002

Norma Mae Golberg, 75, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Austin Medical Center.

She was born May 5, 1926, in Kenyon, to Martin and Ann (Stevland) Swelland. On Nov. 22, 1947, she married Merlin Golberg at Haugge Church, Kenyon. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Survivors include husband, Merlin Golberg, Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Lyle Cline, Austin; sons and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Deanna Golberg, Austin; Rodney Golberg, Austin; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie Gross, Austin; Delores and Duane Hammer, Onalaska, Wis.; Gladys and Owen Hernke, Cannon Falls; Vivian and Harry Peterson, Faribault; Jeanne and Byron Lindaman, Ogilvie; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lincoln and Marvin; sisters, Donna and Lillian.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at the funeral home and Tuesday for one hour before the service at the church.

Service: 2 p.m., Tuesday, at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Joe Schularick officiating. Organist will be Becky Bissen and soloist will be Kaye Perry. Casket bearers will be Mark Golberg, Randy Brown, Willy Golberg, Mark Hernke, David Hernke and Rick Hammer.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Monday, Jan. 21, 2002

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Hazel Fern (Kirchner) Graves, 84

1917-2002

Hazel Fern Graves, 84, of Brownsdale, Mower county, Minnesota, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at Adams Health Care Center, Adams, Minnesota.

She was born July 22, 1917, in Dexter Township, Mower county, Minnesota, to Ernest and Daisy (Wiser) Kirchner. At the age of eight, she moved with her family to a farm east of Brownsdale, where she attended rural school. On June 6, 1942, she married Harry Edward Graves at the Baptist Church Parsonage in Brownsdale. They farmed southeast of Brownsdale. In 1952 the family moved to the Kirchner farm east of Brownsdale and lived there until about 1957, when they moved to Brownsdale. They also lived and farmed on the Holtz farm southeast of Brownsdale for a few years and then returned to their Brownsdale home where they resided until Harry's death in 1994. Hazel then moved to Friendship Village in Brownsdale where she lived until entering Adams Health Care Center in October 2001.

She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Brownsdale and the Women's Missionary Group. She worked at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin for 15 years, where she made many lasting friends. She also enjoyed her family and especially her great-grandchildren in later years. She enjoyed many friendships at her church and during her years at Friendship Village.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Charles Luthe, Austin; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Shayne Graves, Brooklyn Center; six grandchildren; four step grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Margaret Kirchner, Dexter; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry Graves; brothers, Jim, Ervin and Harold; sisters, Kate, Helen and Dorothy.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at the funeral home and Thursday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m., Thursday, at First Baptist Church in Brownsdale with the Rev. Jerry Harris officiating.

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Brownsdale.

Funeral Home: Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, Brownsdale.

Austin Daily Herald, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002

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Helen Elenora (Sattler) Lenoch

1921-2009

Helen Elenora Lenoch, 88, of Deer River, Minn., formerly of Austin, Minn., died Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 at Beckyís House in Deer River, Minn.

She was born July 10, 1921 in Ft. Atkinson, Iowa, to Joseph and Anna (Moser) Sattler.

Helen attended Catholic school in Ft. Atkinson, Iowa. She was married to Gilbert A. Lenoch at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. Helen was a homemaker and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. She was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and enjoyed watching birds at the bird feeder. Six years ago, Helen moved from Austin to Deer River, Minn.

Helen is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Ann and Phil Bundy, Austin, Patricia Lenoch and John Turck, Deer River, Minn.; sons and daughter-in-law: Daniel Lenoch, Park Rapids, Minn., Richard (Judy) Lenoch, Rochester, Minn.; seven grandchildren ; nine great-grandchildren; brother: Merle Sattler, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert, a granddaughter and nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 at Clasen-Jordan Chapel with Deacon Rich Aho officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Austin at a later date. Friends may greet the family for one hour before the service on Sunday.

Organist will be Shirley Cahill. Soloist will be Erin Schumacher. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, Sun., Jan. 3, 2010

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Doris Marie Forland

1930-2009

Doris Marie Forland, age 79, of Austin, Minnesota. died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minnesota.

She was born December 28, 1930 in Preston, Minnesota, to Paul and Alfa (Kulsrud) Forland.

Doris graduated from Austin High School in the class of 1948. She was married to L. Duane Forland on July 27, 1957 at St Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Doris had worked for the Hormel Foods Company but for many years has worked as a receptionist and the wedding coordinator at St. Olaf Lutheran Church and just recently retired from those positions. She was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church where she was active with the church circle, the craft group and always volunteering for many of the church activities. Doris was also a member of a card club and enjoyed monthly gathering with her classmates.

Doris is survived by her children: Diane and Doug Freeman, Rochester, Minn., Dave and Ann Forland, Austin, Minn.; Julie and Jeff Johnson, Rochester, Minn.; grandchildren: Nicole, Christopher, Bradley, Elizabeth and Ben; sister: Bev Benson, Houston, Minn., twin sister and husband, Dorothy and Morrie Anderson, Rushford, Minn.; several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Duane Forland.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ron Barnett Officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Austin. Visitation will be at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and for one hour before the service at the church on Monday. The family prefers memorials to St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Organist will be Neal Erickson. Soloist will be Erin Schumacher.

Austin Daily Herald, Sun., Jan. 3, 2010

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Kenneth Gust Laufle

1923-2010

Kenneth Gust Laufle, 86, of Austin, died Friday, January 1, 2010 at Fieldcrest Care Center in Hayfield.

Kenneth was born June 3, 1923 in Austin to Gust and Geraldine (Dilger) Laufle. He worked for Fantles through high school. Kenneth served in the United States Navy during World War II and Korea. He worked at Austin State Bank (Wells Fargo) as an installment loan officer and was a retired Mayo Clinic employee.

Kenneth's adult participation with the Girl Scouts began as Treasurer of the Austin Council. He served on the personnel of Mississippi Valley Development Committee. He served two terms as the first President of River Trails Girl Scout Council and following that served in various other offices through the years.

Kenneth served as Vice President of the Albert Lea Area Ostomy Group. He was a charter member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church.

Survivors include his brother, Gerald Laufle Sr., Austin; brother-in-law, Hugo "Ed" Gomer, Austin; nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. There will be a 9:30 a.m. rosary at the church on Wednesday, where friends may call from then until the time of the service. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites and casket bearers by American Legion Post #91 and VFW Post #1216.

Memorials are preferred to the Mayo Foundation in Rochester, MN 55905 or the Austin Medical Center Foundation in Austin, MN 55912.

Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., Jan. 4, 2010

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Daniel Frederick Christiansen

1913-2010

Daniel Frederick Christiansen, 96, formerly of Austin, died at Samaritan Bethany Heights in Rochester on Jan. 2, 2010.

He was born April 23, 1913 to John and Carrie (Pederson) Christiansen in Rolfe, Iowa. He grew up in northern Iowa and moved to Albert Lea, Minn., where he married Eva C. Campbell on July 18, 1937. Daniel was employed by Geo. A. Hormel & Co. in Austin until he was drafted into the Marines. After his discharge, he returned to Hormelís to work for more than 30 years. A big sports fan, Daniel especially liked the Minnesota Twins. He enjoyed woodworking, small engine repair, spending time with his family and working on machinery with them.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandra (David) Johnson of LeSueur; one son, Philip (Jan) Christiansen of Oronoco; five grandchildren, James (Melissa) Christiansen of Rosemount, Jenna (Greg) Umbaugh of Dodge Center, Josh Johnson of Minneapolis, Scott Johnson of LeSueur, Zach (Britt) Johnson of Reno, Nev.;two great-grandchildren, Alex and Audrey Christiansen; one brother, Amos Christiansen of Albert Lea; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife; seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Andrew Lindahl officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Grandview Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 91.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to donorsí choice.

Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., Jan. 4, 2010

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Edith E. (nee Cox) Pike

1910-2010

Edith E. Pike, 99, of Austin, passed away at Sacred Heart Care Center on Jan. 3, 2010, where she had been a resident for the past seven years.

Edith was born Dec. 22, 1910, in a farm house in Grand Meadow Township to Clayton and Clara (Probst) Cox, the older of two girls. She attended school in Dexter through the ninth grade and graduated from Austin High School in the class of 1928. After attending Normal College, she became a teacher. She taught several years before marrying Harold R. Pike who was a widower with eight children. To this marriage, five more children were born. When her youngest child turned five, Edith returned to teaching in Myrtle, which had all eight grades. When Myrtle School consolidated with Glenville, she taught first and second grade until her retirement in 1975. Edithís husband died suddenly of a stroke in 1956.

Her children were of utmost importance to her, and she delighted in spending time with them. She attended church faithfully until failing health would not permit it any longer. She was a charter member of Fellowship United Methodist Church, active in Eastern Star, Eagles Auxiliary, Senior Center and numerous other organizations over the years. She was also the oldest living member of Fellowship United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her children, Joanne Maxfield of Austin, Charleen (Richard) Reed of Austin, Clayton (Carol) Pike of Billings, Mont., Glen (Marlene) Pike of Billings, Mont., Dean (Janice) Pike of Adams; step-children, Donald (Norma) Pike of Austin, Donna (Eindred) Karlsgodt of Alexandria, Delma (William) Wade of Chattanooga, Tenn., Violet (Bion) Hendersen of Goleta, Calif., Lois (Harold) Davis of San Diego, Calif., Raymond Pike of Isle, Edith (Donald) Zabel of Wells; 31 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild, making six generations.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister; two granddaughters; two daughters-in-law; one son-in-law; one great-grandson.

Casket bearers will be Thomas Pike, Michael Pike, Donald Schocker, Jerry Maxfield, James Maxfield, Justin Maxfield, John Maxfield, Jacob Maxfield and Matthew Cochlin. Honarary bearers will be Jeffery Maxfield, David Schocker, Andrew Pike, Byron Pike, Corey Pike, Ed Pike and Kevin Pike.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Fellowship United Methodist Church with Pastor Dennis Tamke officiating. Vistation is from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment is at Grandview Cemetery.

Erin Schumacher will be the soloist and Marilyn Sabin will be the organist.

Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., Jan. 4, 2010

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Rayma Arliene (Peterson) Christianson

1921-2010

Rayma Arliene Christianson, 88, of Austin, died at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010.

She was born June 25, 1921 to Ormanzo and Mabel (Thompson) Peterson in Udolpho Township, Mower County, Minn. where she grew up and attended school. After graduation from Blooming Prairie High School, Rayma attended Austin Normal School and earned her teaching degree. She married Arnold R. Christianson on July 29, 1945 at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, rural Austin. They raised five children and were married for more than 64 years. A member of Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Austin, Rayma was part-time Director of Sunday School, enjoyed sewing, quilting and crafts. She was also active in Cub Scouts and decorated and catered wedding cakes.

Survivors include her husband, Arnold of Austin; children, Marcia Christianson of West Bend, Wis., Larry Christianson of Austin, Randy (Liz Wolff) Christianson of Austin, Jeanne (Timothy) Hutchins of Faribault, James Christianson of Austin; six grandchildren, Bonnie, Nicole, Candace, John, Samantha, Katie; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Berniece Hines of Blooming Prairie; Joyce Trom of Blooming Prairie; Darlene (Robert) Jones of Decorah, Iowa; brother, Francis (Marge) Peterson of Spooner, Wis.; sister-in-law, Louise Peterson of Blooming Prairie; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, three brothers and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Austin. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery, rural Austin. Memorials are preferred to Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Austin.

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

Worlein Funeral Home in Austin is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, Tue., Jan. 5, 2010

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Truly Mae (nee Pike) (Nelson)
HANSEN

1913-2002

Truly Mae Nelson Hansen, 88, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at Austin Medical Center, Austin.

She was born May 27, 1913, to Walter and Isabella (Kvale) Pike in Deer Creek Township, Iowa. She was confirmed at Deer Creek Lutheran Church, Carpenter, Iowa and graduated from Otranto High School, Otranto, Iowa in 1931.

In 1933, she married Rudolph Nelson at the Silver Lake Lutheran Church, rural Northwood, Iowa. They farmed near London until his death in 1964. She moved to Albert Lea where she worked at Land O'Lakes and St. John's Lutheran Home.

She married Art Hansen in 1974 at Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church, rural Glenville. They lived in Glenville and he preceded her in death. She moved to Lyle and later to Austin with St. Mark's Lutheran Home as her last residence.

She was a member of Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church, rural Glenville and was active in WELCA and circle. She enjoyed her family, playing cards, crocheting, dancing to old time music and listening to country music. Her grandchildren will remember her for her famous homemade donuts.

Survivors include sons, Walter (Betty) Nelson, Warner Robbins, Ga.; Ronald (Marilyn) Nelson, Owatonna; Larry (Paulette) Nelson, Austin; daughter, Marian (Kenneth) Copa, White Bear Township; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Pike, Mason City, Iowa; sisters, Dorothy Naber, Mason City, Iowa; Alice Olson, Northwood, Iowa; Thelma DeLaney, Austin; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, three brothers and two sisters.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at the funeral home and Saturday for one hour before the service at the church.

Service: 11 a.m., Saturday, at Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church, rural Glenville.

Interment: Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church, rural Lyle.

Funeral Home: Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea.

Austin Daily Herald, Friday, January 18, 2002

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Wilbert P. Klapperick

1932-2002

Wilbert P. Klapperick, 69, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, January 26, 2002 at the Austin Medical Center.

He was born November 13, 1932, in Stacyville, Iowa to John and Mary (Theobald) Klapperick. He graduated from Pacelli High School in 1950 and served in the Military Police from 1953 to 1955 while in Korea.

On March 13, 1954 he was united in marriage to LaDonna M. Bailey at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Austin. Wilbert worked as a carpenter, city building inspector and a mechanic at Hormels. He belonged to St. Augustine Church and the American Legion. Wilbert enjoyed woodworking, camping, fishing, golfing, hunting and spectator sports

Survivors include his wife: LaDonna Klapperick, Austin; daughters: Debbie and Jeff Trimble, Austin; Darcy Klapperick and fiance Chris McGough, Eagan; sons: Brian and Lynn Klapperick, Austin; Todd and Rhonda Klapperick, Apple Valley; five grandchildren; brothers: Herb and Murl Loecher, Austin; Elmer and Jeanette Klapperick, Austin, Linus and Sally Klapperick, Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters: Marceline and Dean Corkill, Sacramento, Calif.; Mary and Dick Cook, Rochester; Darlene Klapperick, Sacramento, CA; sister-in-law: Mary Klapperick, Austin; brother-in-law: Merton DeBoer, Austin.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother-Kenneth Klapperick, sister- Vernetta DeBoer.

Visitation: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 30, 2002 with a 7 pm wake service on at the funeral home and also from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday Jan. 31, 2002

Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Austin with Father Paul Nelson officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, with military rites by American Legion Post #91. The casket bearers will be Tony Klapperick, Jody Bates, Gary Loecher, Albert Cook, Bob Miller and Ron Miller.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin

Austin Daily Herald, Jan. 29, 2002

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Frank Hedin

1931-2002

Frank Hedin, age 70, of Austin, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at Mayo Medical Center - St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, of complications of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH).

He was born May 23, 1931, in Minneapolis to Esther S. Hedin. On July 9, 1954, he married Dolores E. Nelson in Stockholm, Wis. She died Jan. 28, 1998. They owned and operated "Dolores's Craft" which sold decorated switch plates at area fairs. In earlier years, he had been employed at Eldon's IGA and Cedar Child Care Center in the Austin area.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Shar and Steve Campbell, Bettendorf, Iowa; Sonja and Jerry Lund, Madison, Wis.; Stacey and Doug Wasilevich, St. Charles, Ill.; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Karl Hedin and Dr. Nancy Mettille; six grandchildren.

Service: Private services were held Dec. 22, 2001, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery.

Austin Daily Herald, Thu., January 3, 2002

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Marion M. (Smith) Heimer

1925-2002

Marion Magdeline Heimer, age 76, of Faribault, and formerly of Adams, Minnesota, died Sunday, January 6, 2002, at Ebenezer Ridges, Burnsville, Minnesota.

She was born Jan. 23, 1925, in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, to Herbert and Mary (Soufal) Smith. She graduated from the Adams High School and the Hamilton Business College in Mason City, Iowa. She married Gerald Anderson who died a short time later in an auto accident. On Nov. 10, 1951, she married Urban "Rusty" Heimer at Sacred Heart Church in Adams. They built and operated the Twilite Motel in Adams. Following Rusty's death, she moved to Cannon Lake at Faribault, where fishing was a big part of her life. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the CCW.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Glenda Anderson, Byron; Terry and Beth Heimer, Lakeville; Mark and Tami Heimer, Lonsdale; daughters and sons-in-law, Beth (Mary) and Tom Fagin, Minnetonka; Lori and Jim Klassen, Cheyenne, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Irene Smith, Austin; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Service: 11 a.m., Thursday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams with the Rev. Gregory Leif officiating. Organist will be Mrs. Helen King. Casket bearers will be Tracy Anderson, Michael Anderson, Ben Fagin, Matt Heimer, Kris Kauffmann and Jason Klassen.

Interment: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Adams.

Funeral Home: Adams Funeral Home, Adams.

Austin Daily Herald, Tue., January 8, 2002

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Raymond Louis Heise

1927-2002

Raymond Louis Heise, age 74, of Faribault, Minnesota, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at the District One Hospital, Faribault.

He was born June 1, 1927, in Mankato, to Anthony and Pauline (Simmons) Heise.

He attended Austin High School and later served in the Navy during World War II.

On April 14, 1947, he married Betty Beck. She died Aug. 17, 1974. He later married Kathleen Karow on Oct. 13, 1988, in Reno, Nev.

He worked for 26 years at Hormel in Austin and, in 1968, operated the Tender Maid Restaurant in Austin until 1972. In 1972, they moved to Faribault and began operating Heise's Resort on French Lake until 1986. He also operated a Pronto Pup business at county fairs and celebrations across the state starting in 1959 and was still in operation until his death.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 43 in Faribault, the Faribault Aerie 1460 Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Elk's Club and the Moose Lodge, both in Faribault.

Survivors include wife, Kathleen Heise, Faribault; children, Tamara (and Greg) Griswold, Lakevilla, Ill.; Chris (and Rick) Pigott, New Port Richie, Fla.; Lani (and Gary) Nerby, Eagan; Layne (and Cynthia) Heise, Lighthouse Point, Fla.; Michael (and Jennifer) Heise, Elko; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth (and Helen) Heise, Austin; Norman (and Marge) Heise, Mankato; sister, Phyllis Spear, Mankato; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at the funeral home and Friday at the church for one hour prior to services.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Friday, at the Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church in Faribault with the Rev. Richard Ormsby officiating

Interment: Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.

Funeral Home: Parker Kohl Funeral Home, Faribault.

Austin Daily Herald, Thu., January 3, 2002

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Edith E. (nee Roberts) Hughes

1921-2002

Edith Elizabeth Hughes, 80, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center in Austin.

She was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Lyle Township, Mower county, Minnesota, to Merlin and Emma (Johnson) Roberts.

After her graduation from Austin High School, she attended the Austin Teachers College. She then taught school for three years before her marriage to George Hughes on June 3, 1944.

The couple lived and farmed in the London area until the fall of 1957, when they moved to Wisconsin. They farmed there until 1974, when they purchased the Northfield Mercantile. She operated the store until selling it in 1992. She retired and moved back to Austin. On Dec. 1, 1999, she entered the Comforcare Good Samaritan Center.

She enjoyed cooking, baking and her chickens on the farm. She loved watching birds and wildlife.

Survivors include children, Daniel (Sharon) Hughes, Greenbush, Wis.; Robert (Marie) Hughes, Kiel, Wis.; Diane (Loren) Nelson, Northfield, Wis.; Kenneth Hughes, Albers, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanette Palys, Austin; brothers, LuVerne Roberts, St. Ansgar, Iowa; Morris Roberts, St. Ansgar, Iowa; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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

Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 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 with Rev. Glenn Monson officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Monday, Jan. 21, 2002

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Dorothy M. (Olsen) Jensen

1922-2002

Dorothy M. Jensen, 79, of Austin, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

She was born Dec. 14, 1922, to Carl E and Martine M. (Jensen) Olsen in Albert Lea. She married Lloyd L. Jensen June 27, 1942, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. A lifelong Austin resident, Dorothy belonged to Crane Community Chapel.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, David and Susan Jensen, Eden Prairie; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Frank Gerberding, San Diego, Calif.; two granddaughters; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; two step granddaughters; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Norman and Jeanette Olsen, Motley; Carlyle and Margaret Olsen, Albert Lea; three sisters and brother-in-law, Maryetta Hylle, Austin; Helen and Vic Nelson, Albert Lea; Evelyn Aase, Albert Lea; relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Visitation: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. today and at the church one hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Crane Community Chapel in Austin with the Rev. Randy Petersen officiating.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., January 7, 2002

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Milo Leland Jensson

1924-2002

Milo Leland Jensson, 77, of Shakopee, Minnesota, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital, Shakopee.

He was born Sept. 25, 1924, in Whalan, to Reuben and Olga (Gunvalson) Jensson. He attended school in Grand Meadow. He was in the U.S. Marines from 1943 to 1946, serving in the Pacific Theater, and joined the Merchant Marines in the 1950s. He returned to Grand Meadow and attended school to receive his boiler license.

In February 1962, he married Inez M. Ayer in Austin. He worked for the state of Minnesota, moving to Shakopee in October 1963, where he worked for the city of Minneapolis. Later he worked for the Owens-Illinois Box Container Plant, retiring in April 1987. He enjoyed traveling, sporting events and dancing.

Survivors include son, Troy (Virginia) Jensson, Shakopee; step-daughter, Carol Hunt, St. Louis, Mo.; brother, Roger (Ellen) Jensson, Grand Meadow; sisters, Rosella (Art) Netznik, Skokie, Ill.; Alice (Orville) Ebling, Sun City West, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Evelyn Jensson.

Visitation: Saturday for one hour before the service.

Service: 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at the funeral home.

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

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home

Austin Daily Herald, Friday, January 18, 2002

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Raymond W. Johnson

1936-2002

Raymond Wayne Johnson, 65, of Kiester, and formerly of Austin and Rochester, Minnesota, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

He was born March 11, 1936, in Austin to Wilburn (Ted) and Florence (Krachmer) Johnson. He graduated from Austin High School and married Carol Haskin Nov. 7, 1955, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Austin. He served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1958. The couple returned to the Austin and Rochester areas, where Raymond worked for IBM. In 1978, he was transferred to San Jose, Calif. and then to Tuscon in 1979 with IBM, retiring in 1993. The couple resided in the White Mountains until 2000, when they returned to Minnesota to make their home in Kiester. He was a motorcycle enthusiast, avid pool player and all around handyman.

Survivors include his wife, Carol L. Johnson, Kiester; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Allen Fast, Charlotte, N.C.; sons and daughters-in-law, Barry Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz.; Chris and Kathy Johnson, Tucson, Ariz.; Ted and Amy Johnson, Tucson; eight grandchildren; his mother, Florence Johnson, Austin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Connie Johnson, Cook, Minn.; Nathan and Charlotte Johnson, Glenville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Darlene Primm, Rochester; Susan and Norman Arpiainen, Astoria, Ore.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wilburn (Ted) Johnson; a brother, David; a granddaughter, Andrea Frost.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and at the church for one hour before the services on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roberta Flood officiating. Organist will be Neal Erickson and soloist will be Pat Hulet.

Interment: Eastlawns Palms Cemetery, Tucson.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., January 7, 2002

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