Cottonwood County Obits "B"


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Susie Balzer, 92, of Mt. Lake died Dec. 13, 1999, at Mt. Lake; daughter of Peter H. and Sarah (Wiebe) Balzer, she was born June 15, 1907, in Carson Township, Cottonwood County; preceded in death by three sisters, Katie Balzer, Marie Wiens and Sara Balzer; and seven brothers, John, Henry, Pete, Jake, Abe, Dave and Isaac Balzer; survived by a brother, Albert (Eulah) Balzer of California; burial in the Mt. Lake Cemetery (abstract Mountain Lake Observer-Advocate)
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EDWIN WALDO BARGEN, 82, of Mountain Lake, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002; born Nov. 14, 1919, in Mountain Lake, he was the son of David D. and Elizabeth Heppner Bargen; he married Delores LaVere Herman Oct. 22, 1948, in Brinsmade, N.D.; she died Dec. 13, 1996; survived by his three sons, Darryl (Karen) Bargen, Mountain Lake, Bryan (Janell) Bargen, Mountain Lake, Brad (Sherri) Bargen, Butterfield; one daughter, Darla (Dennis) Becker, Spring Lake Park; and 10 grandchildren; burial in Mountain Lake Cemetery (abstract Worthington Daily Globe)
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BURDELL "JOE" L. BARRON, 74, of Windom, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002; born Sept. 1, 1928, in rural Cottonwood County, the son of George and Rose Shellman Barron; survived by three sisters, Louise Dunewald, St. Paul, Florence Jacobson, Northfield, and Viola Mulligan, Hastings, Neb.; burial in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Cemetery, Windom (abstract Worthington Daily Globe)
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MELANIE KAY BENNETT, 34, of Windom, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001; born March 29, 1967, in Clinton, Ill., the daughter of Kenneth and Marcia Thomas Baker; married Gary Bennett Nov. 30, 1991, in Pekin, Ill.; survived by her husband; two daughters, Melissa Bennett and Megan Bennett, both of Windom; her parents, Pekin; one brother, Kent (Sharon) Baker, Darien, Wis.; one sister, Melinda (Christopher) Zimmerman, Virginia Beach, Va.; and grandparents, Don and Vida Johnson and Arthur and Winifred Baker, all of Clinton, Ill.; burial in Lakeview Cemetery in Windom (abstract Worthington Daily Globe)
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An infant of Mr. And Mrs. John Berger, living in Selma, died Tuesday and was buried Thursday at Springfield. (Mountain Lake View 2/3/1899)
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AVIS RUTH BONDHUS, 87, of Westbrook, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002; born April 11, 1915, in Mountain Lake, the daughter of Henry and Ruth Neiderheiser Marks; married Truman Bondhus Feb. 14, 1936; survived by her husband; three sons, Wayne Bondhus, Storden, Lee (Harriette) Bondhus, Esko, Larry (Lori) Bondhus, Grand Rapids; one daughter, Trudy Lohre, Spicer; one sister, Bethel Albrecht, Windom; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; services at Amo Lutheran Church, Storden, with burial in the church cemetery. (abstract Worthington Daily Globe)
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GEORGE P. BRADLEY

Final rites for George Peter Bradley were held yesterday (Wednesday) from the Hanson Chapel followed by a 2 o'clock service at the Methodist church at Bingham Lake. In failing health for the past few months, Mr. Bradley passed away at the Windom hospital at 3 o'clock New Year's day (1956). He had been a patient there for the past two weeks. Prior to that, he had been cared for by his daughter, Mrs. Carl Jacobs, with whom he made his home.

Officiating at the services were the Rev. P Hedtke, pastor of the church, and the Rev. George Hamilton of Lafayette, Minn. The Carson male quartet accompanied by Miss Neva Stevens sang two hymns, "Old Rugged Cross" and "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be". Flowers were arranged by Mrs. Earl Tyler and Mrs. Victor Rogers.

Serving as pallbearers were Karl Liem, Val Quevli, Ted Dockendorf, Walter Stevens, Elwood Cox and Sam Rogers. Interment was in the Lakeview cemetery, Windom.

Honorary pallbearers were Harry Gravell, Harry Heintzelman, Anton Lehhoff, Duane Thompson, James Goering and Henry Lockman.

OBITUARY

George Peter Bradley, son of Marshall and Helen Bradley, was born April 19, 1870, at Antomosa, Jones County, Iowa, where he attended the country school and grew to young manhood.

March 16, 1904, at Sac City, la., he was united in marriage to Ida A. Peck. The couple made their home on a farm near Sac City for the first nine years and in 1913 moved to a farm near Bingham Lake.

To this union three sons and one daughter came to bless their home: Paul Bradley of Bingham Lake, Mrs. Carl Jacobs of Windom and Roy Bradley of Fairmont. One son died in infancy. Also surviving ar three grandchildren. Mrs. Bradley died in (Feb. 28) 1945 and since that time Mr. Bradley had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs.

Mr. Bradley was a living husband and father and will not only be missed by members of his family but a multitude of friends. His kind disposition won for him many, many friends. (clipping from unknown paper)

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Katharina Braun, 90, of Mt. Lake died Dec. 19, 1999; daughter of Peter and Katharina (Dick) Braun, she was born April 20, 1909, in Postwa, Sudrussland (South Russia); preceded in death by several brothers and sisters in Russia;, survived by her two children, Julie and Kevin in Russia; burial in the Mt. Lake Cemetery. (abstract Mountain Lake Observer-Advocate)
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