MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 151

 

 

Ruth "Delores" (nee Kinter)
Wheeler

1919-2010

Delores Wheeler, 90, of LeRoy died Sunday, March 21, 2010 at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center where she had resided since December of 2008.

Ruth Delores Kinter was born May 5, 1919 in Wayne Twp., Mitchell Co., Iowa to William and Barbara (Staley) Kinter. She attended country school through the eighth grade and was united in marriage to Clyde Wheeler on Dec. 6, 1936 at the Baptist Parsonage in Riceville, Iowa. After their marriage they lived and farmed in the McIntire, Iowa area until 1969 when they moved to Riceville, Iowa. After moving into Riceville, Delores worked for the school as a bus driver for the special education children and also worked in the school lunch room. In 1997, her husband Clyde passed away and in 2003 she moved into Wildwood Grove in LeRoy, Minnesota.

She is survived by three sons, Dean (Reatha) Wheeler of Delaven, Illinois, Harlo (Marilyn) Wheeler of LeRoy, Minnesota, and Loren (Audrey) Wheeler of Byron, Minnesota; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Everett (Marlene Davis) Kinter of Rochester, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a great-grandson, Josh Wheeler; and three brothers, Clayton, Leo and Dale.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church in LeRoy with the Rev. Neal Solomonson officiating. Burial will be in the Wayne Cemetery McIntire, Iowa. Friends may call from 5 to7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Hindt Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

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

Austin Daily Herald, Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Jean Cathern (Moehlman) Hanson

1935-2010

Jean Cathern Hanson, age 74, of Austin, died on Friday, March 19, 2010 at Comforcare.

She was born May 15, 1935 to Fred and Lucille (Nelson) Moehlman at St. Olaf Hospital in Austin. A life long resident of Austin, Jean graduated from Austin High School in 1953. On April 8, 1956 she was married to Henry I. Hanson. To this union were born three children: Jeffrey, Stacy and Blake Hanson.

Jean was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Elks Lodge, Austin Y Matrons and the Austin Area Singles and Solos. She worked for the Austin Public Schools for 28 years. The last 14 years she was the secretary for the Athletic Department, and she retired in January 1998. She enjoyed working with the students and one of the highlights of her job was the annual Hall of Fame induction. Jean liked to quilt, knit, socialize with friends, dance and listen to music. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband Henry I. Hanson and parents Fred and Lucille Moehlman.

She is survived by her children; Jeffrey (Joy) Hanson, Charleston, South Carolina; Stacy (Elwin) Lee, Hudson, Iowa, Blake Hanson, Minneapolis, Minnesota; beloved grandchildren, Luke Edward Kilgore, Samuel Henry Kilgore, Jessica Jean Lee, Gina Joy Hanson, Zachary Jay Hanson, Maximilian Henry Hanson, Alanna Marion Margaret Maloney; Sisters, Joyce McKenzie, Austin, Janith (Gary) Corkill, Austin, Minnesota; Sisters-in-law, Lucille Hanson, Austin, Minnesota, Arlouine (Ed) Williams, Issaquah, Washington; Special friend Virgil Bosma, many Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will he held on Tuesday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Reverend Ron Barnettofficiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday and at the church for one hour before the service on Tuesday.

Memorials are preferred to the family.

Austin Daily Herald, Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Dale G. Peterson

1935-2010

BURIAL AT RED OAK GROVE

Dale G. Peterson, 75, of Blooming Prairie, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 17, 1935 in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. to Charles and Effie Peterson. He attended Blooming Prairie High School and farmed his whole life. Dale married Marlys Asper on Dec. 28, 1957. He was a member of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church and served as Sunday school teacher, Red Oak Grove Cemetery board member, Church board member and Council president. Dale served for 22 years as Board President for Prairie Manor Nursing Home, was a Lions Club member and served on the board of directors for Blooming Prairie Farmers Coop Elevator. He loved farming the land and spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed his collection of antique international tractors, visiting, golfing, playing cards, reading and telling stories.

Dale will be remembered for his love of family, his overpowering hand shake, arm wrestling and straight crop rows. A good-hearted person, he will be dearly missed by his family and friends. God bless his memory.

Dale is survived by his wife, Marlys, Blooming Prairie; daughters and son, Julie (John) Cashman, Eagan, Jill (Alan) Srock, Faribault, Janell Steinwand, Lakeville, Jay (Cathy) Peterson, Blooming Prairie, Joy (John) Kelly, Jacksonville, Fla., Joni (Jim) Noaeill, Rochester; 11 grandchildren, Brandon and Paige Cashman, Braden and Danielle Srock, Blaire and Blake Seeinwand, Dayton, Rachel, Hannah Peterson, Madison and Mason Noaeill; sisters, Muriel Dahl, Austin, Bertha (Paul) Everson, Austin, Virginia (George) Davis, Clarks Grove; many nieces and nephews.

Dale was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Effie Peterson; sister, Esther Peters; brother, Donald Peterson; infant sister and brother, Phyllis and Spencer.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church with Pastor Gene Leiter officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010 at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Blooming Prairie.

Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.worlein.com.

[Austin Daily Herald, Thu., March 25, 2010]

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Anita Marie (Galvan) Mickelson

1931-2010

Anita Marie Mickelson, 79, of Austin, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.

Anita was born on January 29, 1931 in Albert Lea, Freeborn county, Minnesota, to John and Emilia (Conterras) Galvan. On Sept. 3, 1960, she was united in marriage to Jerome H. Mickelson in Stewartville. Anita was a retired employee of Land Oí Lakes in Albert Lea.

Anita enjoyed sewing, quilting and cooking. Spending time with her family was her greatest pleasure.

Survivors include two sons, Jerome Jr., San Antonio, Texas, Todd (Maria) Mickelson, Austin; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Jerome III, Mandie Mickelson and Mollie Mickelson; four sisters, Zoila (Reuben) Calderon, Albert Lea, Judy (Lupe) Gasca, Albert Lea, Rose (Dennis) Olson, Albert Lea, Diane Minear, Glenville.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerome; parents, John and Emilia Galvan; brother, John Galvan; sister, Sandy Cueller; brother-in-law, Loren Minear.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at St. Edward's Catholic Church with Father Joe Fogal officiating. There will be a 6:30 p.m. wake service on Friday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in the Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery in Bath Township.

Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald, Thu., March 25, 2010]

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Anton Heimer

ca.1897-1962

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STACYVILLE, IOWA ó Anton Heimer, 64, retired farmer northwest of Stacyville, Friday night at the Mitchell County Memorial hospital at Osage of cancer and complications.

He leaves eight children: Robert, Mitchell; Mrs. Roger Walsh, Austin, Minn.; Melvin, Stacyville; Herbert, Coon Rapids, Minn.; Mrs. Harry Hemann, Osage; Clem, Stacyville: Dennis, Rochester, Minn.; Mrs. Ben Thome, Adams, Minn.; three sisters, including Mrs. Mike Retterath, McIntire; Mrs. Marie Blake, Waterloo; three brothers: Paul, Jerome and Fred, all of Stacyville.

His wife died on September 10, 1946.

Funeral at 10:30 p. m. Monday at St. John's Catholic Church at Johnsburg, Minnesota, with burial in the church cemetery. Rosary at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Hatten and Son funeral home here.

[Waterloo Sunday Courier, Sunday, April 13, 1962]


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Anton Heimer
rites Monday
in Minnesota

STACYVILLE ó Anton Heimer, 65, died Friday night at the Mitchell-County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday at St. John's Catholic Church at Johnsburg, Minn, Burial was in the church cemetery. Batten Funeral Home was in charge.

Surviving are five sons, Melvin and Clem, Stacyville; Herbert Coon Rapids, Minn.; Robert, Mitchell: Dennis, Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Roger (Elizabeth) Walsh, Austin, Minn.; Mrs. Harold (Helen) Hemann, Osage; Mrs. Ben (Magdaline) Thome, Adams; Minn.; and- 33 grandchildren.

Also surviving are three brothers, Paul, Fred and Jerome Stacyville; three sisters, Mrs Mike (Anna) Retterath, Mrs. Marie Blake, Waterloo; Mrs. Gilbert (Genevieve) Steiger, Detroit, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1946; a son, William; and a brother, Art.

[Mason City Globe Gazette, Monday, April 16, 1962]

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Mrs. Melvin Francis

ca.1919-1973

MRS. MELVIN FRANCIS

LEROY, MINNESOTA - Services for Mrs. Melvin Francis, 53, a former resident of Osage, who died Saturday morning at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, following a short illness, will be 1;30 p,m. Tuesday at Evangelical Lutheran Church in LeRoy; burial in the LeRoy Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald Canny of Osage; a son, Dale of LeRoy, Minnesota, three grandchildren; eight brothers and sisters.

Martz-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy, Minnesota in charge.

Waterloo Daily Courier, Monday, April 9, 1973

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Mrs. John (Tena) Ruiter

1897-1966

Mrs. John (Tena) Ruiter, Lyle, was born June 18, 1897 at Woden, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Inka Koenen. She was baptized by Rev. Bodie, Woden, Iowa, and attended school in Meservey, Iowa area.

She was married to John Ruiter, June 16, 1920, Meservey, Iowa, by Rev. P. Pankuk. They made their first home in Latimer, Iowa, and afte a short time moved to Meservey and resided there for 11 years. They moved to Hampton, Iowa, for two years and then to Lohrville, Iowa for five years. Her husband was a depot agent for Chicago, Milwaukee Railroad. The Ruiters have spent the last 30 years in Lyle, Minnesota.

She died on September 11, at Memorial Hospital, Osage, lowa, of a heart attack.

Survivors are her husband, John; one daughter, Mrs. R. (Evelyn) Libersky, Lyle: one grandson, Larry Libersky, Lyle; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Oltman, Sheffield, Iowa; Mrs. Klaas Steenhard, Thornton, Iowa; Mrs. Henry Heitland, Thornton, Iowa; one brother, JakeKoenen, Sheffield, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Sept. 13, at 1:30 pm. at Bethel Alliance Church, Lyle, Rev. Williams officiating. Interment was in Zion Reformed Cemetery, Sheffield, Iowa, with Worlein Funeral home in charge of.arrangements.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, three sisters and one brother.

Austin Daily Herald - Thursday, September 22, 1966

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Jeffrey Carlyle Larson

1942-2010

Jeffrey Carlyle Larson, 67, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday March 25, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Jeffrey was born September 27, 1942 at Long Beach, Calif., the son of Virgil C. and Helen (Highby) Larson.

The family moved toAlbert Lea when Jeff was a young child where he graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1960. He graduated from St. Olaf College in 1964 with a BA degree in History and Economics.

He was married to Sonia Marie Sabo on September 21, 1963 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Scarville, Iowa. Jeffrey served in the US Air Force from 1964 to 1968 and was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Wash. In 1968 the Larsonís moved to Austin where Jeff began is career with the Hormel Foods Corporation Purchasing Department, where he worked until he retirement in 2005.

He was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and enjoyed many pastimes and hobbies, including, biking, hiking, yard work, bird watching and attending the opera. He also had a great love for cars.

He is survived by his wife: Sonia Larson, Austin, Minn.; daughter: Christine Larson, Minneapolis, Minn.; son: Craig and Maria Estella Larson, Eden Prairie, Minn.; grandchildren: Jamie, Joshua and Julianna; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Brian Sabo, Edina, Minn.; Karen Smith, Edina, Minn.; Kathleen Baerenwald and Gary Ethofer, Reno, Nev.; Daniel and Victoria Sabo, Bellingham, Wash.; an aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jeffrey was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin, Minn., with the Rev. Kristi Koppel officiating. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery, Albert Lea, Minn. Friends may call at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church for one hour before the service on Tuesday. There will be no reviewal. The family prefers memorials to St. Olaf Lutheran Church or the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Austin Daily Herald, Sun., March 28, 2010

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Tony Jerry Kurina

1920-2010

Tony Jerry Kurina, age 89, of Austin, Minnesota, died at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center on Thursday afternoon, March 25, 2010.

Tony was born on December 1, 1920 to Anton and Anna (Miller) Kurina in Osage, Iowa where he grew up and graduated from high school. Moving to Austin, he went to work for Geo. A. Hormel & Company in 1938. In June of 1942, Tony entered the Army. He came home on leave and married Dolores Rysavy on December 23, 1942 in Austin. He returned to complete his military service in World War II and earned the rank of Staff Sargeant before his honorable discharge in January, 1946.

Returning to Austin, he worked at Hormel Foods until his retirement from security in October 1983. Dolores passed away in 2008.

A lifelong member of the VFW, American Legion and the Eagles, Tony also volunteered countless hours at the Knights of Columbus. He was looking forward to going on the Honor Flight to Washington, DC on May 15 to see the World War II Memorial. He loved to watch old movies, travel and listen to country music. He sang in a menís group in Osage, Iowa.

Survivors include his daughter-in-law: Barbara Kurina of Tampa, Florida; two grandsons, Daniel (Mary) Kurina, Tampa, Florida, and Thomas (Erika) Kurina, Brandon, Florida; three great-grandchildren: Cyle, Cody and Bryce; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Rysavy, Austin, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dolores in 2008; his son, Jerry in 2002; one sister, Rose.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at Worlein Funeral Home with Father Joe Fogal officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Military rites by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216. Interment is at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com Memorials are preferred to a charity of the donorís choice.

Austin Daily Herald, Sun., March 28, 2010

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Martin S. Kvam

1922-2010

Martin S. Kvam, 87, of Austin, died peacefully Saturday morning, March 27, 2010 at Austin Medical Center, Austin, Mower county, Minnesota.

He was born on June 26, 1922 to Severt and Selma (Gustavson) Kvam in Northwood, Iowa. Martin grew up in the Austin area and worked in the C. C. Camps (Civilian Corp.) in Lanesboro. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in the Pacific Campaign. After his military discharge in 1946, he returned to Austin and worked at Hormel Foods for more than 44 years. Martin was a member of the VFW, American Legion and was a past member of the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and long walks, where he observed various wildlife.

Survivors include five children, Robert (Rosemary) Kvam of Lyle, Bruce Kvam of Austin, Melvin (Diane) Kvam of Austin, Dale Kvam of Austin and daughter, Marie Kvam of Indianola, Iowa; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, loving wife, three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is one hour before the service. Military rites by American Legion Post # 91. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Memorials preferred to donorís choice.

Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Austin Daily Herald, Monday, March 29, 2010

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Richard Ben Stivers

1926-2010

Richard Ben Stivers, 83, of Austin, died Thursday, March 25, 2010 at his home.

Richard was born May 1, 1926 in Albert Lea to Ben and Ann Merle Stivers. He was retired from the United States Navy and Stivers Nursery and Landscaping.

Survivors include his sister, Betty (Herb) Eckhardt, Minnesota Lake; friends, Ron Mecklenburg and Sue Hodge, both of Austin.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Ann Merle Stivers.

Richard had requested that no services be held.

Memorials are preferred to the Humane Society in his honor, as he loved his pets.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald, Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Muriel Genevieve Torgerson

ca.1920-2010

Muriel Genevieve Torgerson, 89, longtime resident of Adams, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at the Lewis Memorial Christian Villiage in Springfield, Illinois, on Friday, March 26, 2010.

Muriel resided in Mower County, Minn. for most of her life. Born near Sargeant, Minn., Muriel graduated from Adams High School, attended St. Olaf College, and later married Vance Nordeen Torgerson of Adams. Vance and Muriel were associated with the Farmers State Bank of Adams for more than 43 years, with Vance as bank president and chairman and Muriel as director and stockholder. Muriel was a devoted wife, mother and daughter.

Muriel was very active in Adamsí civic and religious life. She helped develop the Adams Swimming Pool and the Cedar River Country Club. She was active as a Cub Scout Den Mother; a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; a Sunday school teacher, and a president of the Little Cedar Lutheran ALCW / WELCA. She was active in the Adams Public Schools PTA; the Republican Party of Mower County; the support of the Boy Scouts of America; and the League of Women Voters. She was also involved with ELCA WordAlone and with UNICEF for many years.

Murielís was an enthusiastic golfer. She regularly participated in ďLadiesí DayĒ at Cedar River Country Club in Adams, where she also organized the annual womenís tournament. Muriel made three holes-in-one during her lifetime golf career. Her first hole-in-one occurred at Cedar River Country Clubís No. 8 Par 3 on June 8, 1973. Muriel ďacedĒ this hole again on June 2, 1994. The remaining ďaceĒ occurred in 1998 in Florida.

Muriel was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Vance; parents, Henry and Inga Sass of Adams; brother, Donald Sass of Adams; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Nordeen and Nora Torgerson; and brother-in-law Roy Torgerson.

She is survived by sons, Dr. Stuart A. (Crescense) Torgerson of Springfield, Illinois, Dr. Brian C. (Candace) Torgerson of Vass, North Carolina, and James D. (Mary Ann) Torgerson of Fountain Hills, Arizona. Muriel is also survived by seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Services will be held at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams on Saturday, April 3, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., with burial to follow in Little Cedar Cemetery. Pastor Leslie B. Neist will preside. Visitation will be held at the Church from noon until the time of the service. The family prefers Minnesota memorials to Little Cedar Church.

Staab Funeral Home of Springfield and Adams Funeral Home are handling arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Bernard L. "Benny" Ulwelling

1920-2010

Bernard L. Ulwelling, 89, of Austin, died Monday, March 29, 2010 at Sacred Heart Care Center.

Benny was born Sept. 1, 1920 in Johnsburg, Minn. to Louis and Catherine Ulwelling. The family moved to Austin when he was a teenager. Benny worked at Hormel until enlisting in the Army in 1942. He was in Europe and returned to Camp McCoy, Wis. in November of 1945. Benny returned to work at Hormel and retired in 1982.

On Sept. 16, 1940, Benny was united in marriage to Vera McGee. They enjoyed traveling to Army reunions and visiting family across the United States. For many years, Benny enjoyed golf and organized an annual tournament for friends. He was a past member of the VFW and American Legion. Benny enjoyed bowling, golf and playing cards with friends.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Vera, Austin; daughters, Janet (Ken) Ruzek, Brooklyn Park, Judy (Jeff) Lee, Rochester; daughter-in-law, Katie Ulwelling, Austin; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Leona Walburn, Austin.

Benny was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, and his son, Dan Ulwelling.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Mayer Funeral Home with Father Joe Fogal officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Thursday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91.

The honorary casket bearers will be Benny's grandchildren.

Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Rev. Charles L. Sargent

1943-2010

DIED IN AUSTIN

Rev. Charles L. Sargent, 66, of Austin, died Monday, March 29, 2010 at the Austin Medical Center.

Charles was born September 18, 1943 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, to Harold and Viola Sargent. He grew up in LaCrosse and graduated from high school.

Charles loved music and played accordion and piano with several Midwest bands. He then went to Radio School in Minneapolis and worked in broadcasting for many years.

On August 21, 1969, he married Marlene Vatland in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Charles went on to Bible college and seminary and pastored for 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene Sargent, Austin; son, Matthew Sargent, England; daughter-in-law, Dana Sargent; and granddaughters, Kathryn and Kayla Sargent, Rolla, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Nancy Sargent and Grace Sargent, both of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; nieces, Laura Wateski and Colleen Knoepke, both of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; nephews, Danny Sargent, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Mark Sargent, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael; brothers, Jim Sargent and Dale Sargent; sister, Marie Sargent; niece, Yvonne Sargent.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Mayer Funeral Home with the Rev. Curly Werth officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday and also one hour before the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Saturday.

Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Donna Mae (Krause) Williams

1924-2010

BURIAL IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY, AUSTIN

Donna Mae (Krause) Williams, 86, of Austin died Monday, March 29, 2010 at her home.

Donna was born on the family farm in Deerfield Township, near Owatonna, Minn., on Feb. 28, 1924 to Adolph and Marie (Manke) Krause.

She graduated from Owatonna High School and attended the Minneapolis School of Business and the McPhail School of Music. On Nov. 11, 1946, she married Samuel A. Williams in Owatonna. Donna co-owned Williams Plumbing with her husband, Samuel. She was a member of our Savior's Lutheran Church, the Isaac Walton League and a former member of the Northwestern Singers. In her spare time she enjoyed singing, playing cards, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Williams; son, Mark Williams; daughter, Sandra Stransky.

Donna is survived by her children: Suzanne (Dana) Miller, Austin, Patricia (Michael) Lewis DeVinny, Owatonna, Minnesota, John (Jan) Williams, Duluth, Minnesota, Kenneth Stransky (Sandra), Owatonna, Minnesota, Jim and Marion Williams, Danville, Illinois; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and Chuck Reining.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Hormel Historic Home with the Rev. Glenn Monson officiating. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the Hormel Historic Home for one hour before the service on Saturday. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Hormel Historic Home following the interment.

Memorials to Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, Thur., April 1, 2010

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Mary Elizabeth (Nelson) Ryland

1926-2010

GREW UP IN AUSTIN

Mary Elizabeth Ryland, 83, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away March 23, 2010.

She was born Aug. 29, 1926 in Oakland, Minn. to George and Mayme (Lowry) Nelson. She graduated from Austin High School in 1943 as valedictorian. She graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. with a bachelorís cum laude and taught high school in both Minnesota and New Jersey. In 1966, she became secretary-treasure for Ryland Ford, Inc., in Duluth, Minnesota. She served for 10 years with the Duluth School Board and in 1977 she was named Duluth Woman of the Year.

Mary was named a St. Olaf College Distinguished Alumna in 1978 and named 1984 Business Leader of the Year by the Duluth Chamber of Commerce and the UMD School of Business. She also served on the US Commission on Civil Rights. In 1991, she was appointed to the Judicial Selection Panel for District Judges. In 1993, she and her husband moved to Scottsdale, serving from 1999 to 2003 on the Scottsdale Judicial Appointments Advisory Board and most recently she held positions in the Daughters of the American Revolution and the American Association of University Women.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Patricia; and brother, George Nelson.

She is survived by her husband, Elwood Delbert Ryland of Scottsdale; sons, David G. Ryland of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Stephen G. Ryland of Rochester, Minnesota; a brother, Russell Nelson of Albert Lea, Minnesota; sisters, Fern Giffin of Austin, Grace Fauth of Lander, Wyoming; two grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Nelson.

Services were held March 29, 2010 in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Interment was in the DeSmet Cemetery in South Dakota.

Contributions may be made to the Shepherd of the Hills Foundation Fund.

The Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, Thur., April 1, 2010

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Terri Le (Higgins) Lindquist

1958-2010

BURIED IN MOWER COUNTY

Terri Le Lindquist, 51 of Blooming Prairie, died at Owatonna Hospital Wednesday morning, March 31, 2010. She was born July 13, 1958 to James and Charlotte (Hyland) Higgins in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, where she grew up and graduated from high school in 1976. She married Terry Alan Lindquist on Oct. 10, 1981 at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie. Terri was employed by SPX in Owatonna for 20 years and for Wenger Corp. for the past seven years. A member of First Lutheran Church, she formerly served on the board of education. She enjoyed fishing, shopping, playing cards and traveling.

Survivors include her husband, Terry of Blooming Prairie; one son, Caleb Lindquist of Blooming Prairie; daughter, Janna Lindquist of Lakeville; two brothers, Troy (Janice) Higgins of Owatonna, Major Timothy (Laura) Higgins of Monterey, Calif.; one sister, Terese Farr of Minneapolis; sister-in-law, Julie Trygstad of Rochester; brothers-in law and sisters-in-law, Wayne Lindquist of Rochester, Karen (Herman) Beede of Blooming Prairie, Dale (Deb) Lindquist of Blooming Prairie, David Lindquist of Blooming Prairie. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Thomas Higgins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 3, 2010 at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with Pastors Charles Leonard and Heidi Heimgartner officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Blooming Prairie.

Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald, Friday, April 2, 2010

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Eileen Kay (Harrington) Tienter

1951-2010

Eileen Kay Tienter, 59, of Grand Meadow, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minnesota, where she had resided for about three days.

Eileen Kay Harrington was born Feb. 26, 1951 in Austin to Everett and Iola (Carlson) Harrington. She attended and graduated from LeRoy High School and attended nursing school for two years. Eileen was united in marriage to Roger Tienter at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. Over the years she worked for Allenís Memorial Home, Methodist Hospital in Rochester, the Nursing Home in Preston and for the Ostrander Care Center. Eileen enjoyed fishing, camping, going to the casino, traveling, flowers and gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Roger of Grand Meadow; three sons, Kevin (Sandy) Harrington of Rochester, Kyle Sanders of Spring Valley and Kory Sanders of Riceville, Iowa; three step-children, Roger Tienter, Lorinda (David) VanTries and Rodney Tienter, all of Spring Valley, Minn.; one granddaughter, Hope; and five step- grandchildren, Christine, Heather, Roger, Cady and Victor; two sisters, Barb (Loren) Berge of Osage, Iowa and Bonnie (Glen) McKenna of Chester, Iowa; three brothers, Dick (Sandra) Harrington of Charles City, Iowa, Bob (Pat) Harrington of LeRoy, Minn. and Randy (Debbie) Harrington of Rochester, Minn. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one niece, Lori; and one great-nephew, Andy.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley with the Rev. Carol Shaffer officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Condolences may be left at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com.

Austin Daily Herald, Friday, April 2, 2010

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James Stuart Sanborn

1939-2010

Funeral services for James Stuart Sanborn, age 70, of Austin will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Chapel. Rev. John Bromeland will officiate. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Jim died Friday, April 2, 2010 at Good Samaritan Center.

James Stuart Sanborn was born on September 25, 1939 to George and Alta (Nelson) Sanborn in Freeborn County. Jim grew up on the family farm near Hayward and later moved to Albert Lea. He attended District #60 School and Albert Lea High School. After high school he was employed at the Farm Labor Gas Station in Albert Lea. Later, Jim moved to Austin and was employed by ABC and Cedar Valley Career Industries for 40 years. He was a confirmed member of United Methodist Church. Jim loved the outdoors and loved growing and nuturing his roses. The highlight of his day was driving his ď79 FordĒ to the ďWhatís CookinĒ restaurant and having coffee with all his friends. He also enjoyed hunting and watching the Minnesota Twinís games.

Survivors include his brother, Clint Sanborn; sister, Carol Stiles; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Sanborn; and several nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, George and Alta Sanborn; brothers, Charles Sanborn; and in infancy, George M. Sanborn, Jr. and Ricky Duane Sanborn.

Jim's family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Austin Medical Center, St. Maryís Hospital in Rochester and Good Samaritan Center in Albert Lea.

Austin Daily Herald, Sunday, April 4, 2010

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John D. Brady

1921-2010

John D. Brady of Austin passed away at Austin Medical Center on Friday, April 2, 2010 after a brief illness.

He was 88. John was born on November 25th, 1921 in Sargeant, Minnesota. His parents were George and Mary (Taggart) Brady. In the 1930ís, the family moved to Austin and John has lived here ever since. He was employed by the George A. Hormel Company, retiring in 1983 after more than 40 years. He continued working well into his 80ís, for local businesses Kuehn Motors and Austin Ford.

He served with the 12th Armored Division in World War II and was a member of Troop A, 92d Armored Reconnaissance Squadron. He campaigned in France, the Ardennes, Rhineland and Austria. He returned to Austin in 1946, resuming his work at Hormel. He married the former Lillian Helle in 1947. He became a lifelong member of Queen of Angels Catholic Parish.

John is survived by his beloved Lillian, and their four children, Colonel (r) Steven Brady (Ann), Virginia, Nancy Meriwether (Colonel (r) David), Kentucky, Colleen Siemers (Dr. Ross), Maple Grove, and William Brady (Teri), Nebraska. He leaves 13 grandchildren and one great grandson: Charles Brady (Stephanie), Virginia, Megan Brady, Virginia, great grandson W. Brennan Brady, Virginia, John Meriwether (Danielle), Kentucky, Kristin Meriwether, Kentucky, Jamie Meriwether, Kentucky, SPC Ryan Meriwether, USA, now serving in Iraq, William Siemers, Maple Grove, Kaye Siemers, Maple Grove, Elizabeth Siemers, Maple Grove, Timothy Siemers, Maple Grove, Maggie Sleigh (Josh), Texas, Mark Brady, Nebraska, and Jill Brady, Nebraska.

He is also survived by his sister Sarah King of Adams and brother Harold Brady of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Mary, brothers Edward, George, James and Jacob, and grandson Gregory Brady.

John was devoted to the Catholic faith. As a citizen and soldier, he was a model of patriotism, valor, and fidelity. He inspired those around him, and especially his children to do their best and never relent. He and Lillian successfully navigated the rocks and shoals of marriage, family, and work for 63 years. His children and grandchildren are among the many who marvel at this achievement, and mourn that he is no longer here to show how it was done.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Monday from 5-7pm and also for one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery with Post #91, American Legion and Olaf B. Damm Post #1216 VFW, in charge of military rites.

In Lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to: Austin Medical Center Foundation 1000 1st Dr. N.W. Austin, MN 55912

Austin Daily Herald, Sunday, April 4, 2010

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Isaiah Charles Klingfus

2003-2010

Isaiah Charles Klingfus, 6, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010 of natural causes at his home.

Isaiah was born with many challenges on July 8, 2003 in St. Paul, Minn. He loved going to school, watching movies, listening to music and just being outside. Isaiah is now at peace, free from all his challenges. He will be sadly missed by the many that loved him.

Survivors include his mother, Brandie Klingfus, Austin; sister, Nevaeh Dodge, Austin; step-father, Mark Kilgore, Austin; step-siblings, Isaac Kilgore and Brianna Ober, Austin; grandparents, David and Valerie Klingfus Sr., Austin, David and Joan Kilgore, Lyle; aunts, Amber Klingfus (Brandon Hauge), Austin, Toni Burbank (Kenneth), Imboden, Arkansas; uncle, Brian Goviera, Imboden, Arkansas; Madison Klingfus and many other cousins; the Sechser family of Wisconsin; closest friend, Maelynn Drenth and her children, Austin.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Viola Klingfus; uncle, Scott Freeze; aunt, Betty Oswald.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dan Kahl officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the church on Tuesday.

All contributions may be sent to: Amber Klingfus, 408-2 27th St. SW, Austin, MN 55912.

Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, Monday, April 5, 2010

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Robert Duenow

1888-1967

ROBERT DUENOW

Services for former St. Ansgar resident, Robert Duenow, 78, of Austin, Minnesota, who died after he was struck by a car while crossing a highway in Vinita, Oklahoma, will be on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in St. Ansgar. Burial will be in the St. Ansgar City Cemetery.

Schroeder and Houg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby, three brothers: Carl of St. Ansgar, Max and Lawrence of Austin, Minnesota; three sisters: Minnie of Austin, Minnesota, Mrs. L.B. Stevenson of Green Valley, Arizona, and Mrs. William Crawford of Long Beach, California.

Waterloo Courier, March 28, 1967, page 18

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Richard Lee Battin

1971-2010

Richard Lee Battin, 39, died at his home in Austin Friday, April 2, 2010.

He was born Feb. 22, 1971 to Virgil and Betty Lou (Klugges) Battin in Austin, where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1989. After graduation from Riverland College, Richard was employed as a programmer at IBI Data in Brownsdale and later at Austin Packaging. He enjoyed spending time with his dog, Max, reading Stephen King novels and collecting Elvis memorabilia.

Survivors include his father, Virgil of Minneapolis; brother, Ronald Battin of Bolivar, Mo.; several half brothers and sisters; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dale Christiansen officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Interment is at a later date.

Memorials are preferred to donorís choice.

Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Austin Daily Herald, April 6, 2010

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Arnold Edward Sletten

1931-2010

Arnold Edward Sletten, 78, of Austin and formerly of Brownsdale, Minn., died April 4, 2010 at his home in Austin.

Arnold was born on Nov. 26, 1931, the son of Albert and Alma (Nelson) in Kiester, Minn. He worked as a hired hand on a farm in Alden, Minn. He joined the Army and served in the Korean War. After the service he returned home and again worked as a hired hand. Arnold married Elaine Olsen in 1955. He worked as a butter maker for 15 years, then for Freeborn Co-op as a truck driver until his retirement. He enjoyed mowing his lawn, playing horseshoes and watching ball games.

Arnold is survived by his wife, Elaine Sletten of Austin; children, Joyce (Dennis) McFadden of Flower Mound, Texas, Tim (Nancy) Sletten of Owatonna, Minn., Wayne (Keri) Sletten of Waseca, Minn., Sandra (Mike) Brooks of Owatonna, Minn., Carolyn (Jim) Riles of St. Michael, Minn., Marsha (Ky) Colburn of Fredericksburg, Va., Kelly (Jason) Lund of Madison, Minn., Susan (Andrew) McCoy of Rose Creek, Minn., Patricia Olson of Austin; sister, Helen Ravielle of Chatfield, Minn.; brother, Ken (Iva) Sletten of Clarks Grove, Minn.; 22 grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Violet; brothers, Donald, Earl, Henry and Richard. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2010, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 401 W. Main St., Brownsdale, with the Rev. Jeffery Sage officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Brownsdale. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2010, at the Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 302 Market St., Brownsdale, and one hour before at the church on Friday.

Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, April 6, 2010

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Edward H. Flitton

1942-2010

Edward H. Flitton, 67, attorney with Holland & Hart LLP Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack on March 27, 2010.

Born to Edward and Lucile Flitton in Austin on Dec. 26, 1942, Ed graduated from Austin High School in 1960, Harvard College in 1964 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1967. From 1967 to 1969 he taught commercial law at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Subsequently, he practiced law in Colorado Springs and joined the law firm of Holland and Hart. During 24 years with Holland & Hart, Ed was one of the most respected leaders in the firmís history. In 2000 he was selected to serve as the firmís managing partner, a role he fulfilled through 2006.

A former drummer in the Austin High School and Harvard bands, he loved jazz music and recently picked up the ukulele. He loved to play golf, ran in the Pikes Peak Marathon, biked in the Childrenís Hospital Courage Classic, and was active in community service and land conservation.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, Jennifer Flitton Adams (Richard), Rebecca Ciancanelli (Bill) and Elizabeth McClear (Brian); grandchildren, Luca and Mimi Ciancanelli; his sister, Frances Flitton Compton (Dick); and nieces, Lisa Bateson (Michael) and Suzanne Compton (John Allison).

A memorial service was held in Colorado Springs on Monday, April 5.

Contact with the family may be made by using the guest book at www.mem.com. ca Ciancanelli (Bill) and Elizabeth McClear (Brian); grandchildren, Luca and Mimi Ciancanelli; his sister, Frances Flitton Compton (Dick); and nieces, Lisa Bateson (Michael) and Suzanne Compton (John Allison).

A memorial service was held in Colorado Springs on Monday, April 5.

Contact with the family may be made by using the guest book at www.mem.com.

Austin Daily Herald, Wed., April 7, 2010

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Marian A. (Sarchet) Koeck

1918-2010

Marian A. Koeck, 92, of Bloomington, Minnesota, and a longtime Austin, Minnesota resident, died April 5, 2010.

She was born Jan. 15, 1918 in Cambridge, Ohio to Albert and Bessie Sarchet. She graduated from high school and business college in Cambridge. She was united in marriage with Thomas J. Koeck on July 21, 1944 and they made their home in Austin at the conclusion of World War II. She was employed by Austin National Insurance Co. for many years.

She was a voracious reader and expert bridge player; loved travel, theater and concerts. Her beautiful needlepoint creations are cherished by family and friends. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church and a dedicated volunteer for the Red Cross. She also was involved in the Floral Club, Symphony Study Group and Daughters of the American Revolution. Marian will be remembered always for her devotion to her husband and family.

Marian is survived by her husband of 64 years, Thomas J. Koeck; children, Gretchen (Jack) Sjoholm, Jr. of St. Paul, George (Kim) Koeck of Fargo and Joann Nordin (Bruce Jones) of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Sarah (Jeffrey) Gorsuch, Kristin Sjoholm, Emily, Zachary, Mackenzie and Marc Koeck; and great-granddaughter, Adela Sjoholm.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 9 at the Chapel at Meadow Woods Assisted Living, 1301 East 100th Street, Bloomington, Minn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to American Red Cross, Mower County Chapter, Austin Public Library, or First United Methodist Church, Austin.

Cards may be sent to Thomas Koeck, 1301 E. 100 St., Apt. 336, Bloomington, MN 55425.

Austin Daily Herald, Thur., April 8, 2010

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Barbara Jane (Corporan) Hovey

1931-2010

Barbara Jane (Corporon) Hovey of Red Wing, Minnesota, died Tuesday**, April 7, 2010 in St. Brigidís at Hi-Park.

Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 12, 1931 to Sam and Della Corporon, she later married Edwin Hovey of Austin, were she resided until 2007. Barbara had a fun loving personality, she loved to sing and be around family and friends. She especially liked to make people laugh.

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Mellodie (Bob) Silman of Missouri, Mary (Ted) Lemay of North Dakota; her sons, Edwin (Bonnie) Hovey of Washington and Dean Hovey of Minnesota; her sister, Oleta Newell of California; and brother Richard (Pat) Corporon of Minnesota; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Jay, Wally, and Phillip; her grandsons, Chad, Calen and David; sister, Rita Ronquist, and brother, Don Corporon.

The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at St. Brigidís at Hi-Park Chapel.

Austin Daily Herald, Thur., April 8, 2010

**Note: Tuesday was the 6th of April, the 7th was Wednesday.

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Norman Jerome Goodwin

1913-2010

Norman Goodwin, 97, of Bayport, Minnesota, formerly of Austin, Minnesota and later DeWitt, Iowa, entered the peace of Heaven on April 2, 2010 at the Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Norman Jerome Goodwin was born on January 5, 1913 in Austin, Minnesota, to Nels and Nellie (Jerdet) Goodwin. He attended District #76 Country School, a one room school house in Lebar County. He graduated in 1931 from Austin High School, where he received the American Farmer Degree in FFA, the first that was awarded in Minnesota, and was a Minnesota Champion FFA Dairy Judge. A year later Norman again received Champion Honors for his 4-H demonstration at the Minnesota State Fair. Norman attended college at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, where he worked in the meat lab and animal barns. He joined the Farm House Fraternity, serving as president. He was also president of the freshman and junior classes. During his college years Norman was on several judging teams for livestock, crops and meat. His first job after graduation was as an assistant county agent in Wilkin Co. near Breckenridge, Minnesota.

On June 20, 1936, he married Marion Blomgren. Norman coached their 4-H teams to champion wins at the state fair that year. During this time their first child, Nanette, was born. In 1937, the Goodwins moved to Alexandria, Minnesota when Norman was hired as the first emergency county agent for Douglas County. For six years he worked with T.A. Erickson as a state 4-H club agent at the St. Paul campus. It was at this time that their second daughter, Julie, was added to the family. When they moved to St. Peter, Minn., Norman became the field man for Nicollet Hybrid Seed Corn and then as a manager for Cargill Hybrid Seed. While they were living in St. Peter, their son, David, was born.

For the next 25 years, Norman worked as the county extension director for Clinton County, DeWitt, Iowa. He became very active in several organizations during this time, including the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, serving as national president; the Iowa County Extension Directors, serving as president; and the Noon Lions Club, serving as president. Another highlight for Norman during this time was the opportunity to travel with the People to People Tour throughout South America.

In 1978, Norman was elected to political office as an Iowa State Senator. He served in the State Senate until 1990. His wife Marion passed away after 52 years of marriage. Norman was then married to Mina Johnson in Kensington, Minn. Two years later they moved back to Douglas Co, Minn. onto Minaís family farm near Kensington. With all of his many years in public service, it was no surprise that Norman was soon elected to the Solem Town Board; was made President of the Aid Association for Lutherans Branch #10197; belonged to the Kensington Lions Club and the First Lutheran Church, where he served on the Church Council. In addition, Norman served on the advisory committee for the REA Rural Electrical Association Board. For about the last 30 some years on the farm, they were taken care of by Kay and Dale Nibbe.

In 2007, at the age of 94, Norman made his last move when he and his wife Mina became residents of the Croixdale Assisted Living Apts. in Stillwater, Minn.

In addition to his many civic accomplishments, Norman also received the Melvin Jensen award from the Lions Club; the Helen Keller Sight Award; and the Star Gardener Award from the Minnesota Horticultural Society. On April 26, 2010, Norman was to receive recognition at the Minnesota State FFA banquet with his name added to their hall of fame. He had previously been inducted into the Older American Hall of Fame and the Clinton County Fair Hall of Fame.

One of Normanís favorite past times was being outdoors gardening. He was a master gardener and enjoyed experimenting with various varieties of plants. He once grafted ten varieties of apples to his crabapple tree and all of them successfully bore fruit! He also liked to travel, and after his retirement he and Mina toured Europe and the Holy Land. He enjoyed being with people, whether leading a board meeting or just sitting with friends playing a game of cards. Normanís leadership skills and willingness to serve his country and community were a testament to his sterling character. He was a dedicated family man who loved his children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Mina Goodwin of Bayport; children, Nanette (Howard) Duncan of Eldridge, Iowa, Julie (Larry) Hoffman of West Lafayette, Ind., David (Carol) Goodwin of Burbonnais, Ill.; step-children, Jim (Kathy) Johnson of Alpena, Mich., Jaclyn (Bruce) Halvorson of Kensington, Minn., Patricia (Jim) Keller of Denmark Township, Minn., Kay (Dale) Nibbe of Alexandria, Minn. and Ann Johnson of Lake St. Croix Beach, Minn.; many grand and great-grandchildren; a brother, Nathan Goodwin of Austin and a sister, Ruth Carlson of Celebration, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

Norman is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Marion; a granddaughter, Barbara Bulens; a grandson, Bradley Hoffman; a step-daughter, Bonnie Isakson and a step-son, Theodore Clifford Johnson.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Kensington, Minn. with the Rev. Carl Seamon officiating. A memorial service will also be held on May 8, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at the DeWitt United Methodist Church in DeWitt, Iowa, with inurnment at the Elmwood Cemetery. A light luncheon will follow the services.

Memorials may be given in Normanís honor to the Norman J. Goodwin FFA Scholarship, in care of the MN FFA Foundation, P O Box 118, Rosemount, MN 55068.

Arrangements were made by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, Minn.

Austin Daily Herald, Thur., April 8, 2010

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Kenneth LeRoy Fiedler

1923-2010

Kenneth LeRoy Fiedler, 86, of Austin, Minnesota, died at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville Monday afternoon, April 5, 2010.

He was born July 10, 1923 to Henry Theodore and Ruth Mavis (Converse) Fiedler in Howard Lake, Minn. He attended country school near Howard Lake before joining the United States Navy on Dec. 2, 1944. Serving in World War II, Kenneth was a Pharmacistís Mate Third Class when he was honorably discharged on July 5, 1946 in Florida. He married Barbara Lillian Granum on Sept. 4, 1948 at Evangelical Free Church in St. Louis Park. They made their home in Mapleview where they raised six children while Kenneth worked at Hormel Foods. A volunteer fireman in Mapleview, he built a cabin on German Lake near Waterville. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, flowers and bird watching. After his retirement from the stock food department in 1981, Kenneth and Barbara lived at German Lake in the summer and spent winters in West Palm Beach, Fla. After his wifeís death on Oct. 17, 2006, he spent the summer of 2007 at the cabin and then moved to Burnsville to be close to family. In November, 2009, he moved to Emerald Crest Assisted Living in Burnsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara Lillian Fiedler on Oct. 17, 2006; a daughter, Susan ďSusieĒ Johnson and a granddaughter in infancy.

Survivors include four daughters, Cindy (Larry) Braam of Kasota, Kathy Fiedler of Burnsville, Karen Fiedler of Burnsville, Joann Babbitt of Rochester; one son, Mark Fiedler of Faribault; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lorraine (Vern) Shamp of Elysian, Nancy (Bill) Wheeler of Grand Rapids.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with the Rev. Dr. Stephen DeFor officiating. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Grandview Cemetery, Austin with military honors by American Legion Post 91.

Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Austin Daily Herald, Thur., April 8, 2010

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Kathleen F. (Bumgarner) Welken

1920-2010

Kathleen F. Welken, 89, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away at her home on Monday, April 5, 2010.

Kathleen was born May 18, 1920 in Austin to Roy and Mary Bumgarner. She was educated in Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1938. She subsequently attended the College of St. Catherine and graduated as an R.N. from St. Mary's School of Nursing, Rochester, Minn. Kathleen took additional course work at the University of Chicago and later worked as a nurse in the Hormel Medical Dept. during World War II.

Kathleen was married to Kenneth Welken in 1943 in Lakeland, Florida. She was a lifelong member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Austin. She volunteered for many church and school related activities and was a caring friend and neighbor.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; sons, Craig (Nancy) of Plymouth, Minn., Mark (Debbie) of Bloomington, Minnesota; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Ruth Sheedy.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Joe Fogal officiating. The family will greet friends one hour before the service at the church and also at a luncheon following the service. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to St. Augustine Catholic Church or charity of donor's choice.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald, Thur., April 8, 2010

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Daniel Gilles

1923-2003

Funeral services for Daniel Gilles, age 80, of Adams were held Thursday, May 29, 2003 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Reverend Gregory Leif officiated. Interment was in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Adams, Minnesota. Adams American Legion Post #146 was in charge of Military Rites.

Daniel died Sunday, May 25, 2003 at Adams Health Care Center.

Daniel Gilles was born January 11, 1923 in Stacyville, Iowa the son of Roy and Anna (Seibert) Gilles. He grew up in Stacyville, and was graduated from Visitation Catholic School in 1941.

He joined the United States Navy on October 2, 1942 and served his country during World War II until his honorable discharge in February 1946. He married Gloria Creedy on September 30, 1944 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. They moved to Adams, MN where they remained raising their family and being a part of the community. He worked as a meat cutter at Wagner Foods for 51 years.

Daniel was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Foresters. He was a retired Adams Volunteer Fireman, past Adams City Council member and Justice of the Peace as well as a 50-plus year member of the Adams American Legion.

His hobbies included fishing and camping with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gilles was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Wilmer, Wilfred and Vernon Gilles, a sister Adeline Krebsbach and granddaughter Jody Michelle Gilles.

He is survived by his wife Gloria Gilles of Adams, MN; sons and daughters-in-law Colin and Connie Gilles of Stewartville, MN, Charles and Linda Gilles of Adams, MN, Clair Gilles of Austin, MN, Denis Gilles of Mantorville, MN, Robert and Dawn Gilles of Rose Creek, MN, Brian and Chandra Gilles of Adams, MN; daughters and sons-in-law Dawn and Richard Greeley of Osage, Iowa; Karen and Pudge Longueville of Austin, MN, 21 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Reuben and Ardella Gilles of Austin, MN, Paul and Gert Gilles of Waterloo, Iowa; sisters and brothers-in-law Marion Johnson of Austin, MN, Theresa and Greg Langenfeld of Dunlap, Iowa, Elizabeth Hemann of Stacyville, Iowa and Marvin Krebsbach, also of Stacyville.

Adams Funeral Home, Adams, MN had charge of arrangements.

[ Mitchell County Press-News online - Posted June 4, 2003 ]

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John Gjerstad

1891-1981

Funeral services for John Gjerstad, 90, who died at Burr Oak Manor November 7, 1981, were held November 9 in Humboldt.

John Gjerstad was born March 14, 1891 in Ytre Arna-Bergen, Norway, the son of Haldor and Johanna (Blom) Gjerstad. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in Norway.

He received his education in Norway, and came to the United States in 1911. He worked in St. Ansgar, and later farmed there. He returned to Norway in 1920 for one year, and again in 1935 for a three-year visit with his family.

Mr. Gjerstad then moved to Austin, Minn. where he was employed at the Hormel Company until his retirement. Because of ill health he has lived at Burr Oak Manor for the past few years. He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers and sisters in Norway, and two brothers in the United States, Olaf Gjerstad of Minneapolis and Gerhard (Guy) Gjerstad of Eagle Grove.

Mr. Gjerstad is survived by one sister, Mrs. Malmfrid Kalsaas of Ytre Arna-Bergen, Norway, and nieces and nephews in Norway and the United States.

Burial was in Union cemetery in Humboldt.

[St. Ansgar Enterprise, 12 NOV 1981]

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Oris Tilfred Golberg

1902-2001

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Funeral services were held Monday, November 26, 2001 at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Lyle, Minnesota, for Oris Tilfred Golberg, age 99, of St. Ansgar. Rev. Barbara Finley-Shea officiated. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona, Iowa. Oris died November 22, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Center, St. Ansgar. Schroeder and Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, in charge of arrangements.

Oris Tilfred Golberg, son of Olaf and Andrena (Austinson) Golberg was born June 22, 1902 on a farm near Lyle, Minnesota. He was baptized into the Lutheran faith on Aug. 10, 1902 at the Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church, rural Lyle, and confirmed his faith at age 14 on June 3, 1917 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Lyle, MN.

As a young man, Oris played baseball and continued his love of the game as a Minnesota Twins fan.

On March 25, 1933, Oris was married to Clara Nelson at the Lyle Parsonage. This union was blessed with three children, twin sons, Nels and Olaf and a daughter, Karen.

As a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Lyle, he served on the Board of Trustees and was active in the Lutheran Brotherhood. He was a member of the Mona School Board and served as an election official for Otranto Township.

His adult life was spent on the farm south of Lyle where he raised his family, did general trucking and farmed until 1975 when he and his wife, Clara retired to Lincoln Apartments, Osage, IA.

Realizing the need for additional assistance in their daily needs, In September of 1987, they moved to Worth Living Center, St. Ansgar, IA until due to failing health, Oris entered the Good Samaritan Center in St. Ansgar in March of 1997 where he passed away on Nov. 22, 2001.

Oris was preceded in death by his wife, Clara on Feb. 26, 1995; his parents; two brothers, Johnel and Harvey; and one grandson, Steven Golberg.

Those that survive him include his two sons, Olaf and wife, Florence of Tempe, AZ and Nels and wife, Shirley of St. Ansgar; a daughter, Karen Cook and husband, Robert of Charles City; grandchildren, Kathy Golberg of San Fransico, CA, Lisa Dockstader and husband, John of St. Ansgar, Brent Golberg and wife, Karla of Owatonna, MN, Wendy Patterson and husband, Chris of St. Ansgar; great-grandchildren, Zachary and Derick Helgeson, Alison Golberg of Owatonna, MN, Garrett and Alexandra Patterson of St. Ansgar; and also one niece, nephews and cousins.

[Mitchell County Press-News, online, www.mcpress.com, Posted Nov. 27, 2001]


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Oris Tilfred Golberg, 99, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Center in St. Ansgar.

He was born June 22, 1902, on a farm near Lyle to Olaf and Andrena (Austinson) Golberg.

He was baptized into the Lutheran faith Aug. 10, 1902, at the Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church, rural Lyle and confirmed his faith at 14 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lyle.

He married Clara Nelson at the Lyle Parsonage.

He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, served on the board of trustees and was active in the Lutheran Brotherhood.

He was a member of the Mona School Board and served as an election official for Otranto Township.

He lived on a farm south of Lyle to raise his family, did general trucking and farmed until 1975, when he and his wife retired to the Lincoln Apartments in Osage, Iowa.

They moved to the Worth Living Center in St. Ansgar until March of 1997 when he entered the Good Samaritan Center in St. Ansgar.

Survivors include sons, Olaf and his wife, Florence, Tempe, Ariz.; Nels and his wife, Shirley, St. Ansgar; a daughter, Karen Cook and her husband, Robert, Charles City, Iowa; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a niece, nephews and cousins.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. tonight at Schroeder and Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Barbara Finley-Shea officiating.

Interment: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona

Funeral Home: Schroeder and Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar

Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 25, 2001

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