Mower County Obituaries
Part 146



Patricia (nee Fisch) Laughlin


Patricia Fisch Laughlin, 80, passed away peacefully at her home in Fairfax, Va. on Dec. 27, 2009.

She was born July 26, 1929 in Austin, the daughter of Dr. Herbert and Eleanor Fisch.

Patti graduated from Austin High School and attended the College of Saint Catherine and the University of Minnesota. She relocated to the Washington, DC area where she was employed with the Federal government. After marrying John Laughlin, Jr. she settled in Northern Virginia where she raised her family.

Patti was a dedicated Christian who spread her kindness and joy to everyone she met. She instilled her strong sense of devotion to family in all of her children. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and will be remembered for her sparkling eyes and beautiful smile.

She is survived by her children, John Laughlin, Kevin (Joyce) Laughlin, Molly (Jamie) McCarron, Alex (Karen) Laughlin, Mark (Dawn) Laughlin, Tricia (Jon) Bloom; grandchildren, Ashley (Chad) Campbell, Colin McCarron, Sydney Laughlin, Ruby Bloom, Jesse Bloom; and great-grandson, Jackson Campbell. She is also survived by her brother, Dr. Edward Fisch of Austin, Texas; and her sisters, Barbara Gower of Dayton, Ohio, Neenie Jeffers of Raymond, Neb. and Mary Jo Comstock of El Cajon, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Gregory Laughlin, Jr. and her brother, Dr. Herbert Fisch of Spring Valley, Minn.

A visitation and mass of Christian Burial was held in Fairfax, Va.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or to a charity of your choice.

An eternal tribute may be found at

Austin Daily Herald, Wed., Jan 6, 2010

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Adeline Cecilia (Schaefer)


Adeline Cecilia Hanson, 83, of Austin died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010 at her home.

Adeline was born March 31, 1926 in Lodi Township, Minn. to Matt and Mary (Heimer) Schaefer. On June 20, 1952 she was united in marriage to John E. Hanson at Rose Creek. He preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2002.

Adeline was a retired employee of Hormel Foods. Her family always came first. She loved children and animals, going gambling with her family and friends, and was always willing to help the less fortunate.

Survivors include her children, Dan Hanson, Austin, John Jr. (Christine) Hanson, Lakeville, Michael Hanson, Austin, Barb (Dean) Mattick, Austin; seven grandchildren, Ethan Hanson, John Hanson III, Melissa Hanson, Robert Hanson, Amanda Mattick, Cassandra Mattick, Isabel Mattick; siblings, Florence Lee, Austin, Bernice Malaczewski, Milwaukee, Wis., Don Schaefer, Norman, Okla., Dave Schaefer, Austin, Richard (Joyce) Schaefer, Baudette, Lucille (Harry) Hanson, Austin, Duane (Jan) Schaefer, Rose Creek; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, Matt and Mary Schaefer.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Joe Fogal officiating. There will be a 6 p.m. wake service on Friday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to7 p.m. and also from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday at Mayer Funeral Home. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

The honorary casket bearer will be Greg Schaefer. The casket bearers will be Jim Hanson, Keith Hanson, Ron Lee, Dean Schaefer, Dick Schaefer Jr., Mike Bibus.

Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[ Austin Daily Herald online, Thu., Jan 7, 2010 ]

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Buckley and Lorraine (Triplett) Newcomb

died 1966

LEROY, MINNESOTA — Funeral services were held today for Mr. and Mrs. Buckley W. Newcomb, Alhambra, Calif., who were killed in helicopter collision Tuesday at Lot Angeles.

Mrs. Newcomb is the former Lorraine Triplett of LeRoy.

According to reports, two helicopters collided over Dodger Stadium at Los Angeles. The Newcombs were in one piloted by a radio station newsman who was doing a traffic survey. The two hurled to the ground only 100 feet from the Pasadena Freeway killing five persons, including two policemen.

The Newcombs had lived in California since 19S1 and operated a restaurant. Earlier they had lived in Rochester.

Survivors are three daughters, Nancy, 19; Linda, 18; and Debra, 4; her mother, Mrs. Mildred Triplett, LeRoy; three brothers. Eugene, New Brighton; Norman San Pedro, Calif.; and Richard, Adams. Newcomb's mother, Mrs. Otto Werner, lives in Rochester. He is also survived by two out of state sisters.

Mrs. Triplett, Mrs. Werner, and Eugene flew to attend rites in California.

[ Austin Daily Herald, Friday, September 2, 1966 ]

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Melvin Cecil Kurth



Melvin Cecil Kurth, 67, died suddenly Monday at Taneyville, Missouri, where he resided. A former resident of Austin, he is survived by his widow, Rose; three sons, Donald and Richard at home and Arnold of Austin; one daughter, Mrs. Gene (Marilyn) Dillon, Rantour, Illinois; a brother, Sharen Kurth, Austin; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Merritt, Mabel Vale, Arkansas, Mrs. H. Clark, Little Rock, Arkansas; five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Forsyth.

[ Austin Daily Herald, Friday, September 2, 1966 ]

NOTE: The Social Security Death Index says: "MELVIN C. KURTH" was born 14 Dec 1898, and died 01 Aug 1966, residing at ZIP CODE 65759 (Taneyville, Taney, Missouri); SSN 470-03-3642 issued in Minnesota.

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Wayne Nowell


Wayne Russell Nowell, son of Lee Grant and Minnie Miller Nowell, was born in Hampton, Iowa, January 17, 1912. The family moved to the Austin area in 1917, and he spent his childhood in the Dexter-Elkton community, where he attended school.

He was united in marriage with Miss Ruth Harvey, Nov. 21, 1937. They resided at the Austin Country Club for several years, where Mr. Nowell was greenskeeper and caretaker. Later they farmed in the Austin area and at the time of his death, they resided on a farm in the Lyle community.

Mr. Nowell was fatally injured in an automobile accident near his home on the morning of August 27.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Jordan Mortuary Chapel, Rev Howard Johnson, Charles City, Iowa, officiating. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery with James Vcnesh, Gene Hamberg, Francis Reding, Joy Lillegaard, Charles Golden and Loren Brinkman serving as bearers.

Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Ruth Nowell; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Bonita) Steene, North Las Vegas, Nev.; Joanne, at home; three sisters: Mrs. Albert (Nellie) Corson, Miss Bernice Nowell, Austin; and Mrs. Elmer (Lola) Schreiber, Albert Lea; three brothers: Dale Nowell, Oakland; John Moon, Austin; and Roland Moon, Rochester; also several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

[ Austin Daily Herald, Friday, September 2, 1966 ]

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Carl A. Henrikson


HENRIKSEN — Funeral services for Carl A. Henriksen, Rose Creek, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Mayer Funeral Home, Rev. Carl Borgwardt, St. Olaf Lutheran Church, officiating. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday. The casket will not be open.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester.

[ Austin Daily Herald Saturday, July 8, 1977 ]

NOTE: The Social Sec. Death Index says: "CARL HENRIKSEN" was born 08 Apr 1901, and died Jul 1977 residing at ZIP CODE 55970 (Rose Creek, Mower, Minnesota); his SSN, 471-03-6285, was issued in Minnesota.

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Steven Michael Shelter


Steven Michael Sheller was born Jan. 29, 1947, in Austin, the son of Marvin and Janice Sheller.

He was baptized April 13, 1947 and confirmed May 27, 1962 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. He was a graduate of Austin High School and Austin Area Vocational Technical Institute.

On June 20, 1975, he married Michele LaVelle at North Plainfield, N.J. He was employed by the Hormel Co. and resided at 305 Main St. South. Steven was a member of the National Guard. Color Guard, American Legion, St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Cedar Valley Conservation Gun Club and a recreational league of "horseshoe pitching".

Steven died July 4, 1977, from a car accident.

He is survived by his wife, Michele Marie Sheller; a son, Troy Michael Sheller, Albert Lea; his mother, Mrs. Marvin Sheller; a brother, Byron H. Sheller, Rochester; two nephews, Scott and Lance Sheller, Rochester.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. July 7, 1977, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Rev. Alford Setness officiating. Interment was m Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were John LaVelle. Terry LaVelle, Brad Sanvick, Randy Tigner, Larry Waters. Jerry Williamson. The soloist was Scott Reesee and the organist, William Wilson. Worlem Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was always ready to help others, family, friends and those with whom he worked. He was a sensitive person eager to reach out to others. We will be remembering him in this way always.

[ Austin Daily Herald Saturday, July 8, 1977 ]

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Halvor Berlienas Share


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Halvor B. Share, 83, LeRoy, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Spring Valley.

Survivors are his widow, Mattie; one daughter, Mrs. Clayton (Normal) Schroeder, Waseca; three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at LeRoy.

[ Austin Daily Herald, Friday, September 2, 1966 ]


SHARE — Funeral services for Halvor B. Share, LeRoy; will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at LeRoy Lutheran Church, Rev. Martin D. Thompson officiating. Interment will be in LeRoy Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at Martz Funeral Home, LeRoy, from 4 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and at the church from 1 to 2 p.m.

[ Austin Daily Herald, Friday, September 2, 1966 ]

NOTE: The Social Security Death Index says: "HALVOR SHARE" was born on 26 Jul 1883, and died Sep 1966, residing at ZIPCODE 55951 (Le Roy, Mower, Minnesota); his SSN, 476-32-9396, was issued in Minnesota.


Halvor Berlienas Share 1883-1966

Halvor Berlienas Share, the third and youngest child and only son of Ole and Brithe Tonjum Share, was born in Wayne Township, Mitchell County, Iowa, July 26, 1883.

While an infant, he was baptized and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a lifelong member of LeRoy Lutheran Church. When he was six years of age the family moved to the farm just west of LeRoy, where he made his home most of his life. He attended rural school, LeRoy Public School, was graduated from Southern Minnesota Normal College, Austin, and attended the School of Agriculture at the University of Minnesota. He then spent several years at home, farming in conjunction with his father.

On August 20, 1919. he was united in marriage with Mattie Olive Sorenson at the rural Betheny Lutheran Church. They lived for a while in Sioux Falls, D. D. and returned to LeRoy to operate the home farm.

He took an active interest in the affairs of the community, having served as a member of the board of trustees at LeRoy Lutheran Church, a member of the Lutheran Cemetery board, and was elected an officer of the Lutheran Cemetery board, and was elected an officer of the Lutheran Brotherhood during it's organization there. He was, for many years, a member of the rural school board, the board of township supervisors and served several terms as township assessor. He also was a member of a committee selling government bonds during World War II.

In February 1950, he retired from active farming and moved into LeRoy, where he made his home with the exception of a short time spent in Minneapolis.

Mr. Share had been in declining health for several years. In November, 1965, he entered Meadow Manor Nursing Home at Grand Meadow, where he was cared for until September 1, 1966, when he was taken to Community Memorial Hospital, Spring Valley, where he passed away that evening.

Surviving are his widow, Mattie; a daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Clayton Schroeder; three grandchildren, Kathleen, William and Mary Ann Schroeder, all of Waseca; several cousins and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anna and Lena Share; a grandson, Michael Schroeder.

Blessed be the memory of Mr. Share.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 3, at LeRoy Lutheran Church, Reverend Marlin B. Thompson officiating. The organist, Mrs. Reginald Torrison, accompanied the soloists, Miss Janice Orke, who sang "How Great Thou Art," and Mrs. William Mallory, Austin, who sang "Behold the Host Arrayed in White."

Honorary casket bearers were Fred Hamlin, Ben Horde. John A. Moe, Joseph Winkels, Active casket bearers were Frederic Bhend, Vernon Iverson, Lawrence Johnson, Elmer Miller, Viggo Petersen, Herbert Wohlleber. Interment was in LeRoy Lutheran Cemetery.

Death is but a stepping stone,
To that eternal life,
In which there's no unhappiness
No suffering or strife.
And so our loved one is at peace,
And lives on in a place
Where there is light and gladness
And we see God Face to face.

Relatives and friends from out-of-town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Schroeder, Kathleen, William, Mary Ann, Waseca' Mrs. and Mrs. N. V. Torgerson, Mrs. Ruth Thune, Adams; Mrs. S. W. Sorenson, Miss Edna Sorenson, Mrs. Leland Sorenson and Louise, Minneapolis; Reuben Sorenson, Mrs. Leland Gorger, Albert Lea; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schroeder, Stewartville; Mrs. Roger Krebsbach and Michael, Austin; Mr. and Mrs. J. VanGrevenhoff, Ostrander; Mrs. J. Northness, Mrs. Earl Wilder, Spring Valley; Mrs. William Mallory, Austin; Mr. and Mrs. Dean Fleming, Waseca.

[Austin Daily Herald, Thursday, September 8, 1966]

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Franklin "Bud" Larweck, 61


Franklin "Bud" Larweck, 61, of Great Falls, Montana, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at his home of natural causes.

He was born April 5, 1940, in Blue Earth. In 1958, he graduated from Austin High School.

Survivors include daughter, Nancy Dahl, Great Falls, Mont.; son, David Larweck, Great Falls, Mont.; seven grandchildren; parents, Franklin and Josephine Larweck, Austin; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Ron Miller, Austin; nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Service: 1 p.m. graveside service, Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Stohlmann of Holy Cross Church officiating.

Austin Daily Herald, Wed., January 16, 2002

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Alice Belle (nee Schroeder)
Laskewitz, 89


Alice Belle Laskewitz, 89, of Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died on Friday, January 18, 2002, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin.

She was born March 11, 1912, to Otto and Sadie (Harcourt) Schroeder in Waterloo, Iowa. She attended Glenville schools and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1928. After graduation, she and her sister Helen managed the Union Hotel.

On Nov. 25, 1933, she married Dormond "Tarz" Laskewitz at her parents' home near London. They lived in Austin. An active member of Crane Community Chapel, she was on the Women's Missionary Society and Kitchen Committee and supplied altar flowers from her own garden. She held several offices in the Rebekka's and also enjoyed bowling, sewing and family and friends. Her husband died Jan. 15, 1990.

Survivors include sons, Jerry (Kathy) Laskewitz, Austin; David (Judy) Laskewitz, Austin; daughters, Randee Laskewitz (Dan Johnson), Mendota Heights; Jolene Ellsworth, Hutchinson; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard Schroeder, Creston, Iowa; Donald (Jean) Schroeder, Austin; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Ralph, Clifford, Edgar and George; sisters, Helen Machacek and Grace Bakken.

Visitation: Was 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home and will be Monday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 2 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2002, at Crane Community Chapel with Pastors Randy Petersen and Joe Matt officiating

Interment: Grandview Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Monday, Jan. 21, 2002

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Lenore I. (nee Countryman) Lawson


Lenore I. Lawson, 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at Prairie Manor Nursing Home in Blooming Prairie.

She was born Feb. 2, 1913 in Dodge County, to William E. and Marie (Bramer) Countryman. She was united in marriage to Robert Lawson Jr. She was a homemaker. She loved to crochet, sew, do crossword puzzles, bowl, play cards with friends, bake, cook, and garden.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law: Deanna Mramor, Minneapolis; Roberta and Larry Long, Grand Rapids; Lenora and Jerry Mallory, Austin; Sheri and Scott Wilson, Austin; son: Larry Lawson, Austin; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister: Leola Johnson, Austin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; son, Wesley; and sister, Ruby Root.

Visitation: Sat. Jan. 26, 2002, one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Service: 11 a.m. Sat. Jan. 26, 2002, at the funeral home with Chaplain Greg Mannel officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Casket bearers will be Mike Mramor, Matt Long, Dan Brady, Bob Bumgarner, Troy Hansen and Scott Harma.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Jan. 25, 2002

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Sister Clara (Vitalian) Lenz


Sister Clara Lenz, age 94, formerly Sister Vitalian, died on Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at Assisi Heights, Rochester.

She was a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes in Rochester and served as an educator.

Born Clara Marie Lenz on April 16, 1907, in Coon Rapids, Iowa, she entered the Franciscan Congregation from Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Wilmont. She made profession of vows in 1927 and began teaching at Saint Augustine Parish, Austin. She taught in various schools in Minnesota including Heron Lake, Sleepy Eye, Iona, Fulda, Lake City, Adrian, Wilmont, Austin and Rose Creek. She also taught in Columbus and Portsmouth, Ohio and Chicago. Sister Clara retired to Assisi Heights in 1980 and celebrated her diamond jubilee in 1987.

She is survived by her Franciscan Community and by brother, Charles Lenz, Sun City, Arizona.

Visitation: Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at the 4:30 p.m. wake service at Assisi Heights and Monday until the time of service.

Service: 11 a.m., Monday, in the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, Assisi Heights with the Rev. Jim Kunz officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

Austin Daily Herald, Friday, January 18, 2002

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Mildred "Millie" (nee Allen) Main


Mildred "Millie" Main, 81, of Bennington Township, Mower county, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at Ostrander Nursing Home, Ostrander, Minnesota.

She was born Mildred Allen on April 5, 1920, in Spring Valley. On Dec. 25, 1942, she married Carrol Main in Tucson, Ariz. He died in 1997. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Austin.

Survivors include children, Karol (Frank) Krahn, Ostrander; Rebecca (David) Pearson, Austin; Paul (Jill) Main, Ostrander; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Elsie Martin, Charles City, Iowa; sister-in-law, Elaine Allen, Meridan, Kan.

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

Visitation: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at the funeral home and Friday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 2 p.m., Friday, at First Baptist Church in Spring Valley with the Revs. Joe Haynes, Gordon Larson and Steve Elderbrock officiating.

Interment: Grand Meadow Cemetery, Grand Meadow.

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

Austin Daily Herald, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002

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Rose (Basgall) Mandt


Rose Mandt, age 74, of Adams, Mower county, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

She was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Manly, Iowa, to Emanuel and Barbara (Frank) Basgall. She attended school in Manly. On June 19, 1951, she married Marc Mandt in Johnsburg. Together they farmed in the Johnsburg area until Marc's death in 1986. She later moved to Adams.

She was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Johnsburg and later Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams. She was a member of the Catholic Aid, Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women and the American Legion Women's Auxiliary.

Survivors include daughters and son-in-law:, Betty and Fred Kirtz, Adams; Joanne Mandt, Beloit, Wis.; sons and daughter-in-law, Tom and Holly Mandt, Lakeville; Rick Mandt and Debbie Gartland, Owatonna; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Jake Basgall, Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters and brother-in-law, Maggie Reed, Clear Lake, Iowa; Katie and Jack Hebel, Manly, Iowa; Barbara Lenhart, Clear Lake, Iowa; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marc; three brothers; sister.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Service: 11 a.m., Friday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Gregory Leif officiating. Organist will be Helen King and soloist will be Del Mueller. Casket Bearers will be Ron Kirtz, Bill Kirtz, Rusty Trcka, Craig Mueller, Allan Mandt and Jim Mandt.

Interment: St. Johns Catholic Cemetery, Johnsburg.

Funeral Home: Adams Funeral Home, Adams.

Austin Daily Herald, Thu., January 3, 2002

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Emil Albert "Bill" Marcks, 96


Emil Albert "Bill" Marcks, 96, of Apple Valley, Minnesota, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at Centennial House in Apple Valley.

He was born November 12, 1905, in Grafton, Worth county, Iowa to August and Ernestine (Wachlin) Marcks. He married Alice Tiedemann Sept. 16, 1935, in Osage, Iowa. He worked at Hormel Foods for 40 years, retiring in 1969. He was very proud to say he worked for Hormel Foods. He liked to fish and hunt and enjoyed sports.

Survivors include daughters, Yvonne (Ronald) Harber, Apple Valley; Sandra (John) Handy, Red Wing; eight grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by wife, Alice, and son, Alan.

Visitation: Monday, Jan. 20, 2002, for one hour before the service at the church.

Service: 11 a.m., Monday, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Stephen Kurtzahn officiating. The organist will be Karen Strike. Casketbearers will be Darrell Kraft, Curtis Kraft, Robyne Tiedemann, Christopher Handy, Matthew Handy, and Michael Winges.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002

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Dale Miller Milton, 74


Dale Miller Milton, 74, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

He was born Feb. 18, 1927, in Blooming Prairie,Minnesota, to Delbert H. and Dorothy M. (Miller) Milton. Dale was an Army paratrooper from 1945 to 1947 and served in Japan.

He married Virginia F. Dotzenrod on Aug. 28, 1948, at First Methodist Church in Austin. A lifelong resident of Austin, he worked at Hormel for 38 years. He belonged to Fellowship United Methodist Church, VFW, American Legion, Masonic Lodge, American Bowling Congress, and was secretary of a bowling league for over 20 years. He enjoyed playing cards, traveling and time spent at their cabin on Cross Lake water skiing as well as boat trips on the Mississippi River. A member of the church choir, he was involved in choral presentations for 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Milton, Austin; daughter, Margaret (Charles) Peitso, Apple Valley; son, David Milton, Austin; three grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanne (Ray) Hangge, Albert Lea; Mary Stonestreet, Federal Way, Washington; many wonderful relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; uncles, aunts and cousins.

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

Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Fellowship United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Leider officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 91. Casket bearers are Ryan Christopherson, Mark Hangge, Greg Kiser, Alan Lysne, Todd Lysne and Howie Nelson.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin

Austin Daily Herald, Jan. 30, 2002

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Bernice Louise (Messall) Murphy, 78


Bernice Louise Murphy, 78, of Lake City, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, January 14, 2002, at the Lake City Nursing Home.

She was born July 23, 1923, in Waterville, to Mr. and Mrs. August (Louise) Messall. She graduated from Waseca High School, moving to Austin where she worked at Hormel for two and a half years. She met and married Eugene Murphy on July 11, 1945, in Austin where they lived for 45 years. They moved to Texas where they lived for 16 years, then back to Minnesota where they resided in Lake City. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, knitting, crocheting and playing cards.

Survivors include husband, Eugene Murphy, Lake City; daughters, Joyce (Larry) Mueller, Brownsdale; Judith (Joseph) Krebsbach, Lansing; Carole (Thomas) Kroc, Farmington; Bonnie (Paul) Johnson, Austin; Dawn Ferguson, Farmington; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Gordon Messall, Lubbock, Texas; relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Theodore Messall; granddaughter, Theresa Mueller.

Visitation: Saturday for one hour before the service.

Service: 1 p.m. memorial service, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at the funeral home with Father William Becker officiating.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Wed., January 16, 2002

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Bernard Arnold "Bernie" Nelson


Bernard "Bernie" Arnold Nelson, 78, of Glenville, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at the Comforcare Good Samaritan Center in Austin.

He was born in Woden, Iowa Oct. 15, 1923, to Lewis and Ida (Kallem) Nelson. On Oct. 14, 1942, he married Marie Prihoda Thompson in Austin. He served in the Pacific during World War II with the U.S. Army. He worked at Hormel for 33 years. He was a member of the Lyle American Legion and the Austin VFW.

Survivors include his wife, Marie, Glenville; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Darlene Nelson of Ripon, Wis.; son and daughter-in-law Randy and Linda Nelson, Austin; daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Derry Olsen, Lyle; daughter Lois Dain, Waupaca, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother Leon Nelson, Rockewell, Iowa; brother and sister-in-law Merle and Neva Nelson Akeley; sister harriet Tokheim, Clarkfield; sister and brother-in-law, Iris and Russell Chamion, Owatonna.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Dean Nelson and Russ Nelson; son-in-law Jerry Dain; sister-in-law Madeline Nelson.

Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at the funeral home and Tuesday, at the church one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church, Glenville with the Rev. Daniel Baker officiating.

Interment: London Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Jan. 27, 2002

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Mike "Slicker" Rauen, 92


Mike "Slicker" Rauen, 92, of Adams died Sunday, January 27, 2002 at Adams Health Care Center, Adams, Mower county, Minnesota.

He was born January 18, l910, in Johnsburg, to Phillip and Catherine (Heimer) Rauen. Mike was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Adams American Legion, St. Johns Council of Knights of Columbus and Austin VFW.

Mike grew up in the Adams area. He did various jobs like working for various farmers, the Amaco filling station and Adams Post Office. On July 18, 1939, he married Stella Sue (Frein) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Adams. In 194l, he and his brother Bill purchased the Tavern in Adams calling it "Mike and Bills Bar". From July 1943, until September 1945, he served as a German Interpreter for the U.S. Army. After serving his country honorably, he returned to Adams and co-owned the bar until 1977, when he retired. His hobbies include playing cards and golfing.

Survived by: Wife, Stella Rauen, Adams; Brothers, Leo Rauen, Austin; Joe Rauen, Austin; Sisters and Brother-in-law, Margaret Severson, Rochester; Gertrude and Paul Loecher, Adams; Sisters-in-law, Marie Rauen, Adams; Ruth Rauen, Austin; Many Nieces and Nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 5 sisters.

Visitation: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, from 4 p.m. 8 p.m. a Rosary to begin at 4pm and a wake service at 7pm. And from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. before the service at the funeral home.

Service: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Gregory Leif officiating. Pianist will be Darlene Boe. Soloists will be LuAnn and Ron Stroup

Interment: Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Adams. Adams Post #146 in charge of military rites. Casket Bearers will be Dan May, Lester Loecher Robert Rauen, Charles Prein, Dave Heimer, Fred Harvey

Funeral Home: Adams Funeral Home, Adams

Memorials: Memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Adams American Legion or Alzheimers Association.

Austin Daily Herald, Jan. 29, 2002

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Isabel Ann Reyes


Isabel Ann Reyes, eight days old, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at her home in Austin, Mower county, Minnesota.

She was born Jan. 8, 2002, in Austin, to Allissa Berg and Juan Reyes.

Survivors include her parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Visitation: Saturday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Thur., January 17, 2002

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Janice Louise (nee Berg) Risius


Janice Louise Risius, age 58, of Brownsdale, Minnesota, died Monday, January 7, 2002, in Austin, Mower county, Minnesota.

She was born June 6, 1943, in Hayfield, to Ferdinel and Margaret (Stayner) Berge. She was baptized June of 1943 at Evanger Lutheran Church, rural Sargeant and attended Hayfield High School graduating in 1961. She worked at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester after her graduation until her marriage to Jim Risius. She then made her home in Brownsdale.

She was active in the United Methodist Women, Zion United Methodist Church of Sargeant, where she had been confirmed and was a member, and served on various boards of the church. She taught Sunday School, was a youth leader for a number of years and shared in the children's sermons on Sunday mornings from her wheel chair. She was also active in politics in Mower and Olmsted Counties, serving on county committees during election years. She was a member of the 4-H Club and showed livestock at the Mower County Fair. She loved nature and the outdoors and had large vegetable and flower gardens. Another hobby was her needlework which she displayed at the Mower County Fair and won ribbons of excellence. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include husband, James Risius, Brownsdale; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Wendy Risius, Brownsdale; Jerome and Lisa Risius, Brownsdale; brother and sister-in-law, Burton and Susan Berge, Rochester; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Fred Bauman, Waseca; four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Jeff Risius.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at the funeral home and Thursday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at Zion United Methodist Church in Sargeant with the Rev. Dr. Donald D. Budd officiating.

Interment: Waltham Township Cemetery, Rural Waltham.

Funeral Home: Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, Brownsdale.

Memorials: To the Zion United Methodist Church in Sargeant or to the MS Society.

Austin Daily Herald, Tue., January 8, 2002

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John T. Schmit, 91


John T. Schmit, 91, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, died on January 12, 2002, at the Adams Healthcare Center, Adams, Mower county, Minnesota.

He was born Feb. 26, 1910, in Rose Creek, to Mathias and Mary (Schumacher) Schmit.

He served in the Army in Germany, France and England from 1941 to 1945 and went back again in one year when the war broke out.

On May 10, 1952, he married Louise Adelmann.

He belonged to the Knights of Columbus, VFW, American Legion and Foresters. He was an usher for 50 years, caretaker of St. Peter's Cemetery in Rose Creek for 20 years, volunteer for the Rose Creek Fire Department for 20 years and city clerk for 20 years.

His hobbies included woodworking and gardening. He loved his grandchildren and playing cards.

Survivors include wife, Louise Schmit, Rose Creek; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Marjorie Schmit, Cannon Falls; daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Mike Mills, LeRoy; Rita and Steve Knapp, Pine Island; Dianne Schmit, Rose Creek; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Maureen Schmit, Rose Creek.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lawrence and Peter; sister, Mary.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., today, with a 7 p.m. KC rosary and a 7:30 p.m. wake service at the funeral home and Tuesday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Rose Creek with Father Ruben Spinler officiating.

Interment: St. Peter's Cemetery with military rites by Adams American Legion Post No. 146.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., January 14, 2002

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Henry H. Schultz


Henry H. Schultz, 96, of Lake Norden, S.D., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at the Lake Norden Care Center.

He was born July 17, 1905, on a farm near Badger, S.D. He attended school in rural Kingsbury County and graduated from the Agriculture Program at South Dakota State College in Brookings, S.D. On Sept. 20, 1934, he married Kathryn L. Solem. They farmed near Lake Norden, S.D. Kathryn died in June 1980. He moved into Lake Norden in 1980.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Kaye Schultz; Maye Schultz; DedaRae and Richard Graber, Austin; Debra Kay and William Hartz, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and Henrietta, Badger, S.D.; Dr. Ronald and Bonnie, Doha, Qatar; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister Evelyn Cruthoff, St. Paul.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn; an infant son; brothers, Dr. Theodore, Otto, Arthur, and Leo; sisters, Winnifred and Alice.

Service: 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at the Badger Lutheran Church in Badger, S.D. with Pastors Donald Schumacher and Don Niedringhaus officiating.

Interment: Badger Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Johnson-Henry Funeral Home, Arlington, S.D.

Austin Daily Herald, Sun., January 13, 2002

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Miriam Faye (nee Rogne) Schneider


Miriam Faye Schneider, 47, of Adams, Minnesota, died on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at her home.

She was born on September 29, 1962 in Austin, to Harlan and Virginia (Wood) Rogne. Miriam graduated from Southland High School in 1981. On Sept. 18, 1982, she married John Schneider at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elkton, Minn. Miriam worked at the Adams Health Care Center. In her spare time, Miriam liked to go to concerts, cook, bake, and take photographs. She enjoyed all animals, in particular the family pets. She also enjoyed collecting angels and traveling. Miriam especially loved to spend time with friends and family.

Miriam is preceded in death by her parents, Harlan and Virginia Rogne, and her brother, Marshall Rogne.

She is survived by her husband, John Schneider, Adams, Minn.; children, Miranda Schneider, Woodbury, Minn., Travis Schneider, Bismarck, N.D., Alison Schneider, Rochester, Minn..; siblings, Robert and Nancy Rogne, Marietta, Ga., Bruce and Deb Rogne, Rochester, Minn., James and Dianne Rogne, Austin, Dennis and Joyce Rogne, Cresco, Iowa, Barry and Pat Rogne, Northfield, Minn., Dixie and Glen Rose, Adams, Minn., Ray Rogne, Austin; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at Church of Christ with Pastor David DeFor officiating. Interment will be at Little Cedar Lutheran Cemetery, Adams, Minn. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home and for one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, Fri., Jan. 8, 2010

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Patricia Ann (Lee) Haines


Patricia Ann Haines, 73, of Brownsdale, died at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester Wednesday morning, Jan. 6, 2010.

She was born April 11, 1936 to Obert K. and Ella M. (Gilbertson) Lee in Austin, where she grew up and attended school. She married Veryl Eugene Haines on Dec. 14, 1952. They made their home in Austin for a short time before moving to Tacoma, Wash. Returning to Austin, Patricia was employed as a cook at Woodvale in Austin and later in Albert Lea before working at the Boys Ranch in Austin for 10 years. Last, she worked at Jim’s Super Valu, retiring in 2005. She enjoyed going to the casino, playing bingo, cards, putting together puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Veryl Haines of Brownsdale; one son, Michael Haines (Sandra) of Chicago, Ill.; three daughters, Vicky (Leo) Wold of Mason City, Iowa; Teresa (Ed) Walsh of Brownsdale; Darla Haines of Red Wing; eight grandchildren, William Wold, Amy (Brandon) Foreman, Gayle Haines, Anna (Nick) Halvorson, Katy Wold, Laura Haines, Cory Harpuder, Courtney Thompson; four great-grandchildren, Jade Hanson, Braden Halvorson, Adison Hanson and Kylee Foreman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert and James. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeff Forbes officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday at Worlein Funeral Home, Austin, and at the church one hour prior to the service.

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

Austin Daily Herald, Fri., Jan. 8, 2010

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Ethel Ione (nee Culver)(Schoning)


Ethel Ione Scott, 91, of Austin, died on Sunday, January 13, 2002, at her home.

She was born Nov. 9, 1910, in Sheffield, Iowa, to John and Mamie (Knapp) Culver. She grew up and attended school in Sheffield, Iowa and Albert Lea. In 1927, she married her first husband, Richard Schoning. After his death, she married Russell Scott on July 23, 1946.

In 1988, she moved to Austin and was a member of the Austin Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed going to McDonalds to socialize with her friends.

Survivors include granddaughter and her husband, Linda and Paul Larson, Austin; sisters, Cora Simon, Albert Lea; Margaret Hubbell, San Francisco, Calif.; nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Louis Rosecke, four sisters and two brothers.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, and Thursday for one hour before service at the funeral home.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Greg Mannel officiating. Casket bearers will be Bill Nicklay, Fred Cantrall, Norman Larson and Roy Stockwell.

Interment: Hillcrest Cemetery, Albert Lea.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Tue., January 15, 2002

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Robert Vernon Smith, 77


Robert Vernon Smith was born March 7, 1924, to Vernon and Lelah Smith, the youngest of two sons. Known as "Bob" or "Smitty", he grew up in his birthplace, Centerville, Iowa. At the onset of World War II, he enlisted and served in the United States Navy until his discharge from military service on Aug. 11, 1944, at Camp Haan, Calif. He continued his post service affiliation as a member of the Ankeny American Legion.

After his discharge, he returned home to Centerville, Iowa with the thought of practicing his love of music full time.

On June 1, 1945, he married Doris M. Childs in Fort Dodge, Iowa. After their marriage, they lived in Austin. They had four children.

He traveled throughout the Midwest and performed as a vocalist and drummer with many orchestras including the Glenn Miller Orchestra. It was his vocal and drum performances under the direction of Ray McKinley and Buddy Franco that propelled his career. He gained understanding and knowledge of drum instruments and eventually had the responsibility for restoring the Original Glenn Miller Orchestra drum set used by artist, Moe Purtill.

From 1984 through 1987, Bob and Doris traveled throughout the Midwest conducting Gospel Music concerts and, eventually, they were lead to Ankeny, Iowa where they had lived since.

He also developed his knowledge and love of automobile restoration. He founded the Smith Body and Paint Shop in Ankeny which continues today under the leadership of his sons, Garry and Greg. Then, in 1989, he founded The Bob Smith Orchestras and, later, a percussion business in Ankeny, "Drum City."

Survivors include wife, Doris; children, Garry S. Smith, Ankeny, Iowa; Gregory A. Smith, Ankeny, Iowa; Vicki L. Smith, Ankeny, Iowa; John R. Smith, Des Moines, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at the funeral home.

Service: 2 p.m., Saturday, at First Assembly of God Church, 2725 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa.

Interment: Ankeny Memorial Gardens.

Funeral Home: Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, Des Moines, Iowa.

Memorials: To The Gideon Bible Society.

Austin Daily Herald, Thur., January 17, 2002

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Helen Christine (Estby) Swanson


Helen Christine Swanson, 96, of Adams, formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at Adams Care Center in Adams, Mower county, Minnesota.

She was born October 24, 1905, in rural Sargeant to Carl and Thea Marie (Bungum) Estby. She went to country day school and at 15, started working as a telephone operator in Rock Dell. She was later employed by the Mayo Clinic doing housework and childcare. She married Franklin Swanson March 21, 1930, in Rochester. The couple farmed near Pleasant Grove, Minn. and later farmed for many years near Rock Dell. In 1956, Franklin began working at the Mayo Clinic and they moved to Country Club manor in Rochester.

Helen began working again for doctors in Rochester, spending nine years with Dr. Charles Sr. and Dr. Charles Jr.. Mayo, and families at Mayowood. Helen continued living in Rochester after her husband's death in 1973; in 1988, she moved to Rose Creek and lived there for eight years prior to entering Adams Care Center. She was a member of East St. Olaf Lutheran Church near Rock Dell, where she taught Sunday School and was active in Ladies Aid. She was a 4-H leader in Olmsted County over 10 years; she enjoyed baking, cooking, reading, crocheting and her TOPS club.

Survivors include a daughter, Maryann and Richard Gallaher, Brownsdale; sons, Duane and Helen Swanson, Springfield, Mo.; Richard and Hazel Swanson, Alamogordo, NM; LeRoy and Karen Swanson, Adams; a sister-in-law, Marcella Estby, Seal Beach, Calif.; nieces and nephews; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Franklin; six brothers; two sisters; one son and one great-granddaughter.

Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at East St. Olaf Lutheran Church, rural Byron.

Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at East St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Revs. Douglas Westerlund and Frezil Daniel-Westerlund co-officiating.

Interment: East St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery, Byron.

Funeral Home: Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, Hayfield.

Memorials: East St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., January 7, 2002

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Delphine E. (nee George) Thill


Delphine E. Thill, 89, of Rose Creek, Mower county, Minnesota, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at the Seasons Hospice, Rochester, Minnesota.

She was born June 28, 1912, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to William and Mary Anne (Ebnet) George. She earned both a Bachelors and Masters degree from St. Cloud State and taught elementary school in Renville, Adams and Austin. On Dec. 20, 1941, she married Robert Thill. She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Rose Creek. She was an avid bridge player, gardener and had exceptional talents in needlework.

Survivors include husband, Robert Thill; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jean Thill, Leesburg, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Anne and Joe Ryan, Wanakee, Wis.; Jeanne and Jim Relyea, Santa Fe, N.M.; four grandchildren; brother, Howard George, Hopkins; nieces and nephews.

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

Visitation: Thursday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m. memorial mass, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at St. Peters Catholic Church in Rose Creek with the Rev. Ruben Spinler officiating. Organist will be Joyce Edland.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Tue., January 15, 2002

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Marguerite Venema, 84


Marguerite Venema, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002.

She was a former member of First Congregational Church.

Survivors include children, Pat (Bob) Tritz, Minnetonka; Bill (Dianne), Grand Rapids; Dale (Karen), Battleground, Wash.; Heidi (Steve Mather), Richfield.

She was preceded in death by husband, Lloyd and daughter, Mary Venema.

Funeral Home: Cremation Society of Minnesota, Edina.

Austin Daily Herald, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002

NOTE: The Social Sec. Death Index listed a Mary M. Venema, born Oct. 1, 1917 and died Jan. 23, 2002, residing at Hopkins, MN. Her SSN issued in California.

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Hattie Helen (Frake) Whiteaker


Hattie Helen Whiteaker, 94, of Dexter, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at Meadow Manor Health Care Center, Grand Meadow.

She was born July 30, 1907, in Pleasant Valley Township to Charles and Elizabeth (Deotloff) Drake.

She was baptized at Methodist Episcopal Church, Pleasant Valley Township on Sept. 1, 1907, and was confirmed in Evanger Lutheran Church, rural Sargeant in 1927. She grew up and attended rural schools in Pleasant Valley Township.

On July 1, 1929, she married Arthur Whiteaker in Austin.

After their marriage they made their home in South Dakota where he worked in road construction and she helped prepare meals for the construction crew. Returning to Minnesota in 1931, they farmed the Rose Creek, Sargeant and Waltham areas until 1963. She was a homemaker. In November 1963, she moved into Dexter where she lived until 1998 when, because of failing health, she moved into Meadow Manor Health Care Center.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Merryelle Whiteaker, Dexter; Albert and Barbara Whiteaker, Manchester; seven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Catherine Schleicher, Hoffman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur in 1963; one sister; one brother.

Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at the church.

Service: 11 a.m., Saturday, at United Methodist Church in Dexter with the Rev. Dr. Donald D. Budd officiating.

Funeral Home: Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, Hayfield.

Austin Daily Herald, Thur., January 17, 2002

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Ethel M. Wilke


Ethel M. Wilke, 89, of Newport, Minnesota, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on January 12, 2010.

She was born on October 28, 1920. She married Frank “Bob” Wilke on October 13, 1940.

Survivors include her children, Jean (Chan) Fate of West Concord, Joyce (Calvin) Schaefer of Lakeland, David (Sandy) Wilke of Lakeland, Robert (Kathy) Wilke of Cottage Grove, William Wilke of Woodbury, Barb (Dean) Williamson of Blooming Prairie, Rose (Mike) White; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank “Bob;” her son, James; her parents; six brothers and five sisters.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lyle with Pastor Barbara Finley-Shea officiating. Interment is at Grandview Cemetery south of Austin.

Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald online, Fri., Jan. 15, 2010

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Roy Morris Severson




Roy Severson
Funeral Services Are Held
at Manly On February 11

Funeral services for Roy Morris Severson, 85, of Manly, who died Sunday, February 8 at a Mason City hospital, were held Wednesday, February 11, 1987 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Manly with Dr. John Meyer officiating.

Mr. Severson was born September 23, 1901 in Carpenter to Sam and Sara (Ellenboe) Severson. He attended Carpenter rural schools and completed high school in Hastings, Minnesota.

He enlisted in the Army and played coronet in the band while stationed at Scofield Barricks in Hawaii.

He married Flora Greiner March 23, 1935 and they farmed in the Carpenter area for over 30 years. He then helped area farmers until retiring in 1970.

Survivors include four sons, Richard of Manley, Ronald of Northwood, Verlin of Mountainsburg, Arkansas, and Samuel of St. Ansgar; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald of Austin, Minnesota and Arnold of Harrison, Arkansas.

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

Burial was in Woodbury Cemetery, rural Lyle, Minnesota.

(St. Ansgar Enterprise, February 12, 1987 -- St. Ansgar Museum Collection )

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MITCHELL, IOWA - Services for Mrs. Maud Wynn, age 89, who died Tuesday at Mitchell County Memorial Hospital, Osage, Iowa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church at Mitchell. Burial will be in Woodbury Cemetery, near Lyle, Minnesota.

Survivors are two nieces and a cousin.

Champion Funeral Home, Osage, is in charge of arrangements.

[ Waterloo Daily Courier Thursday, January 25, 1973 ]

According to the Social Sec. Death Index, "MAUD WYNN" was born 31 Oct 1883, and died Jan 1973; residing at ZIP CODE 50485 (Iowa); SSN 482-62-2489 issued in Iowa.

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