MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 223

 

 

Phyllis E. Johnson

1917-2013

hyllis E. Johnson, 95, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

Phyllis Ellen Johnson was born in Rose Creek, Minnesota, on October 17, 1917. She was the daughter of Edwin O. and Frank Ellen (Lynch) Johnson. She graduated from Rose Creek High School and later Winona State University.

Phyllis worked with her father at the Rose Creek State Bank. After his death, she attended Mankato Business School. Upon completion of her courses, she worked as a teller at the Austin State Bank. In 1953, Phyllis completed her bachelor of science degree from Winona State University. She taught in Kasson and Austin. Phyllis was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the Rose Creek Literacy Club, Beta, Austin Retired Teachers and the Sons of Norway.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Paul, sister Dorothy and nephew Roger Paul Johnson. Phyllis is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Robert Livingston, Lakewood, Calif.; niece, Mary E. Olsen and her husband Kirk, Austin; and her great-nieces and great-nephew.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2013, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Glenn L. Monson officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday for one hour before the service.

Austin Daily Herald,
  Jan. 25, 2013

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Doris O. Bakke

1924-2013

Doris O. Bakke, 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, January 18, 2013, at Good Samaritan in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Doris was born in a log house on January 28, 1924, to Melvin and Regina Omodt in Black Hammer, Minnesota. She graduated from Spring Grove High School. In 1945 she married Pete Bakke.

Dorisís life was spent as a very good mother, Avon Lady, singer and volunteer for St. Olaf Hospital and St. Mark's Lutheran Home. She also enjoyed volunteering at St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Doris and Pete had five children, Robert (Ruth), Berlin, Germany; Richard (Terry), Baxter, Minnesota; Reta (Roger) Draayer, Albert Lea; Bonnie (Jeff) Rose, Savage, Minnesota; Barbie (Barry) Fritz, Burnsville, Minnesota.

Her last days were being celebrated at Good Samaritan in Albert Lea where she was very well loved and well attended to, enjoying every activity, bingo game, nails polished, entertainment, good food and her great pastor, Kent. Her last chapter of life was filled with contentment and peace, surrounded by loving, caring nurses, staff and faculty.

Doris lived life and wanted to be here forever, but on Jan. 18, our Lord had a new heavenly forever, so when she fell asleep, he took her in his arms and carried her home for a big homecoming party.

In addition to her five children, she is survived by seven grandchildren, Heidi (Brian) Galey, Ryan (Tabea) Bakke, Christopher Bakke, Justin (Lyndsie) Fritz, Jessica (Chris) Kopp, Erika and Kyle Rose; six great-grandchildren, Joey and Alyssa Galey, Florian and Finn Bakke, Carter and Eli Kopp; siblings, Vivian Brevig, Mabel, Minnesota, Ione (Eugene) Johnson, Austin, Minn., Raymond (Esther) Omodt, Rochester, Minnesota, Ardys (Lee) Ingvalson, Spring Grove, Minnesota, Pastor Norm (Anita) Omodt, Chatfield, Minnesota.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Alden; grandson, Tait Bakke; husband, Pete Bakke.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Pastor Kent Otterman officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com. Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald,
Jan. 21, 2013


Funeral notice: Doris O. Bakke, 88, Austin

Doris O. Bakke, 88, of Austin, Minn., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Good Samaritan in Albert Lea, Minn.

Service: Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Pastor Kent Otterman officiating.

Visitation: Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Interment: Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery at a later date.

Funeral Home: Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

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

Austin Daily Herald,
Jan. 22, 2013

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Conrad Stanley Masyga

1928-2013

Conrad Stanley Masyga, 84, of Austin, Minnesota, died Jan. 22, 2013, at Our House Memory Care Center in Austin.

Conrad was born March 10, 1928, in Winona, Minnesota, to Vincent and Adelaide Masyga. He grew up in Winona, attending St. Stanislaus School and Winona High School. He worked at Winona General Hospital as an orderly and Allen Tree Service. He was married to Rose Anita Anderson at the Cathedral in Winona in 1950. After moving to Austin Conrad worked for Milwaukee Railroad and co-owned M&W Tree Service. He was treasurer of the United Transportation Union and was an assistant Boy Scout Master of Troop 104. Conrad was an avid hunter and trout fisherman.

He is survived by his wife Rose of the home; Michael (Rena Marlene) Masyga of Prescott, Wis; Dawn (Robby) Rogers of Rochester, Minnesota; Patrick (Denise) Masyga of Bloomington, Minn; Kristine (Barry) Heine of Albert Lea, Minnesota; a brother Gerald Masyga; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass for Conrad Masyga will be celebrated Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin at 11 a.m. with one hour visitation before the mass and from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Austin. Condolences may be left at: www.mayerfh.com. Mayer Funeral Home of Austin is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald,
Jan. 24, 2013

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Dorothy Mae (Sathre) Bellrichard

1925-2013

#1:

Dorothy Mae (Sathre) Bellrichard, 87, of Austin, Minnesota, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 20, 2013. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on July 20, 1925, in Austin to John and Bertha Sathre. She grew up in Austin and graduated from Austin High School. She married Basil (Sparky) Bellrichard on April 24, 1948, in Austin. She was employed at Hormel until the birth of their first child and was a stay-home mom.

Dorothy was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church where she was baptized, confirmed and married. She was active in Circle and the annual fall Bazaar, making lefse and in charge of the desserts. She enjoyed dancing, cooking, baking and making many Norwegian treats and was an avid lover of lutefisk. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren and teaching them how to make lefse. She spent many hours crocheting and making baby blankets for all the nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband; son Mark (Cindy) Bellrichard; daughter Ann (Rod) Hanson; seven grandchildren, Kathy, John, Todd, Allison and Scott Bellrichard, and Denise and Gail Hanson; three great-grandchildren Anna, Tyler, and Karter; three sisters, Donna (TJ) Williams, Joan (Tom) Adams and Ann (Gary) Eppen; one brother, Harvey (Alice) Sathre; two sisters-in-law, Joanne (Maynard) Sathre and Marie (Stan) Thomas; and one brother-in-law, Byron (Helen) Huseby.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul (Alice) Sathre and Bill (Morna) Sathre; one sister, Helen Huseby; and one brother, Maynard Sathre.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2013, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Casket bearers will be grandchildren Kathy, John, Todd, Allison and Scott Bellrichard, and nephew Peter Eppen. Honorary casket bearers are granddaughters Denise and Gail Hanson. Interment will be held at Grandview Cemetery in Austin. Memorials can be made to a charity of the donorís choice. Arrangements are by Mayer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to www.mayerfh.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
Jan. 22, 2013


#2:

Dorothy Mae Bellrichard, 87, Austin

Dorothy Mae (Sathre) Bellrichard, 87, of Austin, Minn., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Casket bearers will be grandchildren Kathy, John, Todd, Allison and Scott Bellrichard, and nephew Peter Eppen. Honorary casket bearers are granddaughters Denise and Gail Hanson.

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

Interment: Interment will be held at Grandview Cemetery in Austin.

Funeral Home: Arrangements are by Mayer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to www.mayerfh.com.

Memorials: Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Austin Daily Herald, JAN. 23, 2013

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June K. Johnson

1922-2013

June K. Johnson, 90, of Austin, Minnesota, formerly of Burnsville, Minnesota, passed peacefully to her Lord on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

June was born June 25, 1922, to Emil Bernhard and Clara (Osenberg) Koschmann in Melrose Park, Ill. She graduated from Proviso Township High School in 1940. She also attended two years of college, most of which was completed at Northwestern University, Chicago campus night school.

From 1945 to 1953 she worked at the Diversey Corporation of Chicago as secretary to the director of research and the treasurer. From 1953 to 1962 she served as personal secretary to the president of the Toni Company of Chicago, Neison Harris.

On August 25, 1962, she married Earling C. Johnson at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Melrose Park, Illinois. They moved to Richfield, Minnesota, and later to Burnsville, where they resided for more than 40 years.

June lived a deep, Christian faith. She taught Sunday school for 49 years. She traveled extensively during her life with her friends and family, loved to play the piano, golf, bowl, cook and grow flowers. She volunteered with Community Action Council of Burnsville, aided senior citizens with income tax preparation and delivered Moving Meals in Burnsville, Eagan and Savage for 25 years.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Earling, of Austin; their two daughters, Carla (Dan) Conradt of Austin and Sue Johnson of Burnsville; and her brother, Robert Koschmann of Carmel, Ind.; three grandchildren, Danielle Keller, Nicolette Keller and Steven Conradt. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Eva Malzahn; and infant brother, Franklin Koschmann.

June and her family wish to sincerely thank the staff at Sacred Heart for the excellent care provided in the last 3 1/2 years of her life, as well as St. Olaf for the pastoral visits, worship services and communion.

Cremation will be conducted by Macken Funeral Home of Rochester, with funeral services planned for a later date and burial to follow at Fort Snelling Cemetery in St. Paul, Minn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Christ Lutheran Church of Eagan, St. Olaf Lutheran Church of Austin, Sacred Heart, Alzheimerís Association or the donorís choice.

Austin Daily Herald,
Jan. 24, 2013

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Frances Ruth (Inglett)(Johnson) Scharberg

c1925-2013

Frances Ruth Scharberg, 87, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, at her home in Brownsdale, Minnesota.

Frances was born the daughter of Harry C. and Frances (Bremseth) Inglett in Prosper, Minnesota. She graduated from high school. Frances was united in marriage to Loren Johnson, January 20, 1945, in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He died on May 3, 1969. She married Aden Scharberg on December 28, 1971, in Harmony, Minnesota, and he died on October 1, 1979. She lived in Prosper until moving to Brownsdale area in 1971, and into Mill Street Apartments in 1983. Frances worked at Lohn's Fairway in Brownsdale for 10 years. She served on the Evanger Lutheran Church Board and a number of years on the Altar Society.

Frances is survived by stepson Hilmen (Bev) Scharberg, Rochester, Minnesota; stepdaughter, Shar on Max, Mitchell, South Dakota; three step-grandchildren; six step-greatgrandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; three brothers and two sisters. Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Brownsdale is in charge of arrangements.

The funeral service for Frances Ruth Scharberg will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 411 W Main St., Brownsdale, Minn., with visitation one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be in Garness Cemetery in Mabel, Minn.

Austin Daily Herald,
Jan. 22, 2013

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Kenneth L. Tate

1922-2013

Kenneth L. Tate, 90, of Oldsmar, Florida, died January 14, 2013, at Brookside Hospice.

Kenneth was born December 13, 1922, in Austin, Minnesota, to Lyle and Lila (Rasmussen) Tate. He married Margaret (Peggy) E. (Beck) Tate on June 7, 1947, in Austin. He and Peg toured the U.S. by motor home and motorcycle, and Kenneth was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association. He worked at Hormel for 42 years until retirement in 1982. They settled in Oldsmar after retirement with Hormel Foods Co. Kenneth is a World War II veteran with the 11th Airborne and participated in freeing the Japanese war prisoners at Los Banos, Luzon in the Philippines. Kenneth enjoyed being a ham radio operator in Austin, bicycling and being on his computer.

Survivors include a brother, Ret. Col Lester Tate; daughters Sandra (Steven) Isaac, Cindy (Paul) Osborne, Carole (Don) Nicholls, Debra (Robert) Whipple; four granddaughters, Jenny, Britt, Shawn, Shannon; seven great-grandchildren; and a companion after his wifeís death.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peg (Margaret) E. Tate; his parents Lyle and Lila Tate; and a great-granddaughter, Cami.

A service will be held Jan. 28, 2013, at Bay Pines National Cemetary in Bay Pines, Florida, with military rites and a private visitation will. Curlew Hills of Oldsmar is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald,
Jan. 22, 2013

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Marguerite Cecile (Nelms) Renner

1913-1974

MRS. HARLAN RENNER

LEROY, MINN. - Funeral services for Mrs. Harlan Renner of LeRoy, Minnesota, and formerly of Chester, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in LeRoy with burial in the LeRoy Cemetery. She died at home Sunday of a heart attack.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Terry Hamann of Chester and Mrs. Don Maage of White Law, Wisconsin; two sisters, Mrs. Burdette Wood of Sterling, Illinois, and Mrs. Charles Frazer of Sterling, Illinois, and a brother, Richard Nelms of 127 Leland Ave., Waterloo.

[Waterloo Courier, Tuesday, June 18, 1974, Waterloo, Iowa]


MN Death Index--

RENNER, MARGUERITE CECILE
Date of Birth: 12 Jun 1913
Place of Birth: OUT OF STATE
Mother Maiden Name: COLQUIST
  Certid# 1974-MN-015102

Date of Death: 16 Jun 1974
County of Death: MOWER

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Alan Curtis Blake

1962-1974

OTRANTO, IOWA - Probe underway for body of Otranto youth. Scuba divers arrived here from Mason City this morning to begin their search for the body of a 12-year old Otranto boy who is feared drowned after falling into the Cedar River about 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Mitchell County Sheriffs's officers said Alan Blake, son of Mrs. Peter Heintzman of Otranto, and Adrian Blake, Austin, fell into the river while attempting to walk across the dam. Sheriff's officials said they feared the Blake boy possibly struck his head on a rock.

Friends who were with Blake said the boy was an excellent swimmer, but failed to surface after falling into the water, causing them to seek help. The water in the area is about 20 feet deep. Volunteers and members of the Sheriff's Dept. began dragging operations about 5:45 p.m., but discontinued it about 10 p.m. after they failed to locate the boy.

Blake resides with his mother and stepfather in Otranto.


ALLAN BLAKE

OTRANTO, IOWA - Services are tentatively set for Wednesday morning at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin, Minnesota, for Allan Blake, 12, of Otranto, who was drowned Friday when he fell off a dam at Otranto, into the Cedar River.

A Mason City diver recovered the body Monday about a mile downstream from the dam.

He is survived by his father, Adrian Blake of Austin, Minnesota; his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hintzmann of Otranto; four brothers, David of Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, and Gary, Keith and Leonard, all of Austin, Minnesota; two sisters, Dianna and Joanne of Otranto; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Wentzel of Auslin, Minnesota; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Blake of Stacyville, Iowa.

Worlein Funeral Home, Austin, Minnesota, is in charge of arrangements.

[Waterloo Courier, Tuesday, June 18, 1974, Waterloo, Iowa]


BLAKE - Funeral services for Alan Blake, Otranto, Iowa will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Queen of Angels Catholic Church Rev. Thomas Ploof officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Worlein Funeral Home from 7 p.m. today. A wake service will be held at 8 p.m. today. There will be no reviewal.

[Austin Daily Herald,
Tuesday, June 18, 1974]


Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Austin, Minnesota) listing on MnGenWeb shows:

Blake, Alan Curtis Mar. 31, 1962 -- June, 1974

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Jason O. Eckert

1918-2004

October 8, 1918 -- February 16, 2004

Jason O. Eckert, 85, Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, February 16, 2004, at St. Marks Lutheran Home.

He was born October 8, 1918, in Otranto, Iowa, to Ross and Effie (Tunmore) Eckert. He attended school in Otranto, then farmed with his father until joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943. He returned to farm again until 1947.

On November 25, 1948, he married Irene Gustafson at the Presbyterian Church in Effie, Minn. Jason worked in northern Minnesota before returning to Iowa to farm. In 1954, they moved to Hollandale, where Jason worked for the Hollandale Marketing Association. They moved to Albert Lea in 1974. Irene died in 1978 and Jason moved to Austin in 1983.

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Austin, the Conservative Congregational Church in Hollandale, and American Legion. He was also a volunteer driver for SEMCAC.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Ramona and Michael Spence, Dallas, Texas; Nancy and Greg Weimer, Winona Lake, Ind.; sons and daughter-in-law, Jason Jr. and Julie Eckert, Albert Lea; Ronald Eckert, Apple Valley; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; sister, Lillian Johnson, St. Ansgar, Iowa; nieces and nephews.

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

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at the mortuary and Friday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Grace Baptist Church with Pastors Gordon Larson and William Bankester officiating. Casket bearers will be Joshua Eckert, Jeremie Eckert, Jim Eckert, Dan Madison, Dave Madison and Gil Wambeam.

Interment: Hillcrest Cemetery, Albert Lea, with military rites by Austin Post #91 American Legion.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Memorials: To Grace College, 200 Seminary Dr., Winona Lake, IN 46590

Source: Albert Lea Tribune,
February 19, 2004
(Credit: DM Scott)

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Helen Barbara (Wacholtz) Olsen

1914-2013

Helen Barbara Olsen, 98, of Winona, Minnesota, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 21, 2013, at St. Anne Extended Healthcare in Winona, with her family at her side.

Helen was born on September 27, 1914, in Urbank, Minnesota, to a hard-working couple, Theodore and Elizabeth (Koep) Wacholtz. She was a homemaker and also worked at Austin Drug for more than 30 years. She was a former member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin, and was presently a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Winona. She was very active in her parishes as a member of the Rosary Society, the quilters and the Resurrection Choir. Helen was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Winona Court No. 191.

A fiercely independent, strong and gregarious woman, Helen inspired all in her life to live and cherish every day to its fullest. She persevered through much hardship in her life, especially the loss of two loving husbands, Clifford Wangen in 1938, and Alvin ďRedĒ Olsen in 1962. She was a master gardener who could often be found among her beautiful flowers, and she was also an avid reader and quilter. Helen loved children and babies, and will always be remembered as a kind and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, who brought joy into the lives of those she touched.

Helen is lovingly survived by her three children, Patrick (Noemi Arroyo) Wangen, Puerto Rico, Mary (David) Ludwigson, Winona, John (Lynn Cairns) Olsen, Sauk Rapids, Minn.; six grandchildren, Michael (Patricia) Wangen, Rose (Gareth) Jones-Wangen, Karen Wangen, Patricia (Carlos) Sanchez-Wangen, Jason Ludwigson and Megan (Timothy Bartlet) Ludwigson; six great-grandchildren, Christina Wangen, Ryan Wangen, Carys Jones, Catrin Jones, Paul Sanchez-Wangen, and Ricardo Sanchez-Wangen; sister, Betty (Jim) Herplinck, Albert Lea, Minn.; nieces, nephews, as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Cliff and Red; and her siblings, Theresa Nelson and Hubert, Lawrence, Leonard, Joseph, Albert and Henry Wacholtz.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at St. Marys Catholic Church in Winona. The Rev. James Berning will officiate. Helen will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery, Austin. Visitation will be held in the Commons of St. Marys Catholic Church on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass. The Catholic Daughters will meet in body at the church for the Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials be considered to Catholic Charities, St. Anne Extended Healthcare or a charity of choice. Online condolences or memories may be left for Helen's family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com. Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald,
Jan. 23, 2013

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Jackie David Sershen

1928-2013

Jackie David Sershen, 85, of Austin, Minnesota, died at his residence on Monday, January 21, 2013.

Jackie was born December 21, 1928, in Waseca, Minnesota, to John and Alice (Clarke) Sershen. He spent his childhood in Waterville and Elysian, Minnesota, and Los Angeles, Calif. Jack served his country during World War II and the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Navy. He was in the National Guard and then the Merchant Marine of the Great Lakes where he worked on an iron ore boat. He was married to Helen Schaefer in Austin on October 31, 1949. They had three sons.

Jack enjoyed boxing, snowmobiling, camping and fishing with his children and grandchildren. He worked for 35 years in Albert Lea, Minnesota, at Streator's as a tool and die maker, eventually retiring as superintendent. He began his second career of fishing at his second home at Lake Winnibigoshish.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, brother and great-grandchild. Survivors include his wife, Helen of the home; sons, Michael (Connie) Sershen, Dennis (Linda) Sershen and Randy Serchen; grandchildren, Tiffany, Jon, Shawn, Bridget, Heath, Michelle, Rod, Nicole, James, Shaanan, Mindy, Kevin, Danielle and Todd; great-grandchildren, Therin, Aries, Starker, Faith, Maddy, Aubrey, Jesse, Jared, Vatia and Marianna.

A funeral Mass for Jackie Sershen will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2013, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin. There will be visitation one hour prior to services at the church and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home. Condolences may be left for the family at: www.mayerfh.com.

Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald,
Jan. 23, 2013

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Rosella M. Gerber

1921-2013

#1:

Funeral notice: Rosella M. Gerber, 91, Austin.

Rosella M. Gerber, 91, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

Service: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating.

Visitation: There will be a 4 p.m. CCW rosary and 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: Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Austin Daily Herald,
Jan. 23, 2013


#2:

Rosella Gerber
Date Of Birth: November 7, 1921
Date Of Death: January 20, 2013

Rosella M. (Felten) Gerber, age 91, of Austin, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at St. Mark's Lutheran Home on Sunday, January 20, 2013.

Rosella was born November 7, 1921 in Nevada Township, Mower County, Minnesota to John B. and Elizabeth Felten. She received her high school education in Rose Creek, Minnesota, graduating in 1939.

Rosella married Leonard Aanonson on August 2, 1941 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin. The couple were married for 33 years at the time of Leonard's death in 1974. They farmed early in the marriage before moving to Austin in 1950. Rosella enjoyed working in sales at both the Woolworth Company and Wallace's Department Store. In 1978, Rosella married Raymond Gerber. Raymond passed away in 1983.

Rosella will be remembered for her quick wit and unique, clever expressions. She enjoyed playing cards, bowling, dancing, mcasino gambling, music, and traveling throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Her life was rich with time spent with family, which she loved dearly.

Survivors include her two daughters, Barb Langan, Austin, Minnesota, Joanne (Huey) Helder, Rochester, Minnesota; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers: LaVerne (Jane) Felten, Austin, Minnesota, John F. (Barb) Felten, Rose Creek, Minnesota, Arnold (Linda) Felten, Rose Creek, Minnesota; a sister, Dolores (Bob) Campbell, DePere, Wisconsin.

In addition to her husbands, she is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harold and Edward Felten; son-in-law, James Langan; great-grandson, Ryan Langan.

A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father James Steffes officiating. There will be a 4 pm CCW rosary and a 6:30 pm wake service on Friday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-7 pm and also one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

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

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website
Jan. 23, 2013

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Robert Leland Lappin

1898-1987

#1:

ROBERT LAPPIN RETIRED OAKDALE FARMER, DIES, 88

Robert L Lappin, 88, a retired Leroy area farmer, died July 30, 1987 at the Riceville Community Nursing Home where he has been a resident since June 21, 1985.

He was born September 12, 1909 in Oakdale, Howard County, Iowa to Marvin and Helen Lappin.

Robert married Emily Mahoney on November 27, 1919. The first year of marriage they lived in Austin, Minnesota where he was employed at Hormel's. They returned to the LeRoy area where they farmed until retiring in LeRoy. Both were employed by the Fishing Lure division of LeRoy Products Corporation. She died February 24, 1972.

Bob is survived by three daughters: Margaret Eastvold of Rochester, Minnesota; Mrs. Norbert (Helen) Gerber of LeRoy; Mrs. Donald (Carol) Mahoney of New Hampton, Iowa; two sons; Garth of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Royal of Easley, South Carolina; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one brother Leon of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and one sister; Mrs. DeLoyd (Lois) Malcomson of Burbank, California.

He was preceded in death by his wife, three sisters; two brothers; and two grandchildren. This is an unusual situation, 3 of the Lappin brothers died in the month of July; Dale Lappin, age 85, Freemond, Iowa, Ted R. Lappin 67, Whittier, Ca., and Robert Lappin, age 88, LeRoy, Minnesota.

The body was cremated and private memorial services and burial was held in the LeRoy Cemetery on Sunday, August 2, 1987. The Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy was in charge of arrangements.


#2:

Robert Leland Lappin was born September 12, 1898, the son of Marvin Edward Lappin and Helen Lillian (Jones) Lappin. He married Emily Mahoney, the daughter of Gilbert and Anna Mahoney.

His parents are buried in the Riceville Cemetery, Mitchell Co., Iowa.


#3:

World War I Draft Registration:
September 12, 1918
Robert Leland Lappin age 20; living in Leroy, Mower Co., Minnesota; born September 12, 1898; farmer; nearest relative father M. E. Lappin Oak Dale Township, Iowa


#4:

Social Security Death Index:
Name: Robert Lappin
Last Residence: 55951 Le Roy, Mower, Minnesota
Born: 12 Sep 1898
Died: Jul 1987
State & Year SSN issued: Iowa 1955

(Credit: Diane M Scott)

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Noble Fred Joel Jr.

c1935-2013

Noble Fred Joel Jr., of Austin, Minnesota, passed from this life surrounded by his family at his Harrison, Tennessee, home, on January 25, 2013.

Noble Fred Joel Jr.Fred was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and soldier who retired as a mustang officer from the U.S. Navy, starting his career as an enlisted man that saw the world from the ashes of Mount Vesuvius to the jungles of Vietnam, and whose commissioned career spanned from the bridge of guided missile destroyers to the expanses of Antarctica. In retirement he taught at Chattanooga State and DuPont Industries, but his true passion was his family and anyone he ever met in need.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Noble Fred Sr. and Amreta Joel, and his sister Renae Raimann, all of Austin.

Fred is survived by his loving wife, Anne H. Joel, of Harrison; sons Romie and Craig; daughters Sheila, Juli and Tara, all of Harrison; brothers and sisters-in-law Ike and Pat Joel of Mankato, Minnesota, Edward Joel of Harrison, Tennessee, and David and Debra Joel of Austin; and his sisters and brothers-in-law Jane and Larry Clark, Austin, Sharon and Bob Bednar, Austin, and Suzanne and Bruce Vaith, Manchester, Minnesota; six grandsons, Michael, David and Joel Ruiz, Austin Noble and Carter Joel, and William Conroe Joel; and a host of precious nieces, nephews and other relatives. He is the man the family revolved around, and will be forever in our hearts.

A private family service will be held at a later date, but memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Arrangements are by Turner Funeral Home. An online guest book is available at www.turnerfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
January 28, 2013

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Wilma "Billie" (Koster)
GOODEW

1936-2013

Wilma "Billie" Goodew, 77, was called home to her heavenly Father on Sunday, January 27, 2013. Filled with fun, hugs and a great love for people, Billie had a smile that could light up a room and formed friendships everywhere she went.

She was born on January 10, 1936, to Al and Lydia Koster in Sutherland, Iowa. Billie had nine brothers and sisters that loved her very much. Billie and Ray Goodew were united in marriage on March 5, 1954. As a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she loved spending time with her family and treasured having a house full of family and friends. She was referred to as "Grandma Cookie" due to a freezer full of her famous chocolate chip cookies.

She was deeply dedicated to God and she served Grace Lutheran Church in a multitude of ways, including as Sunday school coordinator and a home bound communion caregiver.

Billie was preceeded in death by her parents, in-laws, and an infant sister. She is survived by her husband of nearly 59 years, Ray; children, Dan and Debbie Goodew, Jeannie Goodew and Todd Johnson, Bob Goodew, Scott and Laurie Goodew, Sandy and Tony Titus; grandchildren (and their families), Mikey, Billie Jo, Phillip, Deana, Jacob, Katie, Danyel, Chris, Ashley, Alyssa, Tiffany, Jenny and Aimee; and great-grandchildren Ray, Robby, William, Danika, Sam, Calvin, Hunter, Dominic, Makayla, MaKenzee and Theodore.

In addition to her family, Billie was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services for Billie will be held Friday, February 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church and Thursday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mayer Funeral Home. Condolences may be left for the family at: www.mayerfh.com. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Austin. Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Austin Daily Herald,
Jan. 30, 2013

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Grace Vernita (Buehner) Cotter

1918-2013

Grace V. Cotter, 94, of Austin, Minnesota, went to her heavenly home on Monday, January 28, 2013, at St. John's Lutheran Home in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Grace Vernita Buehner was born October 1, 1918, in Austin to Frederick and Irene (Arett) Buehner. Grace grew up in Austin and after her marriage moved to a farm near Oakland where she resided until 1977.

She was united in marriage to Leonard J. Cotter on Nov. 2, 1935. She was active in 4-H with her family, and was a leader. She was a devoted wife and mother and a good neighbor, and worked hard on the family farm. Grace loved her family and loved the celebrations of her birthdays. During her 90s, those birthdays included being sung to on an airplane, a riverboat and at a National Storytelling event.

She was able to travel to Tennessee and Florida in her 90s. A member of St. Edward's Catholic Church, she did volunteer work for many years. She enjoyed her family, crosswords and puzzles, and traveling in her younger years.

Survivors include her children Judith Welch Kitchen of Bakersville, North Carolina; Frederick (Linda) Cotter of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Karen (Charles) Johnsrud of Clarks Grove, Minnesota; son-in-law Jon Nelson of Hayward, Minnesota; grandchildren Laura Burke, Mark Welch, Jill Griffin, Troy Cotter, Craig Eddy, Michael Nelson, Patrick Nelson, Shawn Hedman, Dawn Leiro, Becky Pruden, Wendy Bunn and Amy Angello; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and several nieces. She was a loving, caring and giving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Irene Buehner; husband Leonard in 1977; daughter Sandra (Jon) Nelson in 2007; son-in-law Billy C. Welch; two brothers Wallace and Robert Buehner; two sisters Esther Christofferson; and infant Edna Elaine.

A Mass of christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013, at St. Edward's Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour before the service. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. The family prefers memorials be made to donor's favorite charity. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
Jan. 30, 2013

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Ludwig Decker

1805-1899

NONAGENARIAN
TAKES HIS LIFE

Ludwig Decker, Despondent
Over Ill Health, Leaps
to Death from a Window.


Discouraged by months of ill health in the evening of his life, Ludwig Decker, 93 years of age, jumped from a second-story window in Austin, yesterday morning, and killed himself. His son, who is the President of the Austin Packing company, lives at Superior street and Park avenue, and with him Mr. Decker had made his home for some time. He never had known sickness till late in the winter, when he was stricken with a lingering complaint. He lost heart and his despondency caused his family to watch him closely.

He was left alone for a few minutes in the morning. A member of the family heard a crash in the garden, and hastening out found the old man lying on the ground, dead. An open window above told how he had killed himself. In falling he had struck a lattice through which he crashed to the ground. The fall broke his neck. Two weeks ago Mr. Decker, the neighbors say, tried to end his life. At that time he secured a knife and cut his throat and stabbed himself in the right side. Medical aid was called promptly and his life was saved.

Three children, Jacob D. Decker of Austin, Albert Decker of Buffalo, N.Y., and Mrs. Susan Hormel of Austin, Minn., survive him. At the Coroner's inquest in the afternoon a verdict of suicide while despondent was returned.

(Chicago Tribune,
9 July 1899, pg. 1)

NOTE: Ludwig Decker's daughter, Susan (Decker) Hormel, was the matriarch of the Hormel family.

(Credit: K.Pike 1/2013)

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Thomas John Whelan Jr.

c1932-2013

Thomas John Whelan Jr., 80, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013, and left this world for a better world where there are no more tears and no sorrow.

He was the leading car salesmen for Fordtown since the early 60s and was an avid gun collector and sportsman who enjoyed trapshooting, hunting and fishing. There will be a memorial gathering at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin on Saturday, February 2. Visitation is at 10 a.m. and the service will be held at 11 a.m.

We mourn the loss of our dear husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He leaves behind his precious wife and best friend of 59 years, Donna Mae Wilson Whelan; his children: Vicki Whelan-White (Mrs. Don White of Honolulu, Hawaii), Dean Whelan (of Austin, Minn.), Sue Hardenburg (of Shorewood, Minn.), Kristine Whelan (of Baldwin, Wis.) and Rae Ann Whelan-Johnson (of Sanford, Fla.). He will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren: Abigail, Michelle, Jacob, Heather and Amanda and his great-grandchildren: Dillon, Robert, William, Madison and Xavier. He is mourned by his sisters, Maureen Brandau (of Charles City, Iowa), Katie (Mrs. Roger Eckenrod of Fort Meyer, Fla.) and Rita (Mrs. Larry) Herrboldt (of Delano).

Austin Daily Herald,
Jan. 31, 2013

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Elverna Rose (Nasby) Kezar

1930-2013

Elverna R. (Nasby) Kezar, age 83, of Minneapolis, Minnesota formerly of Lyle, Minnesota died Saturday afternoon, January 26, 2013, at the Walker Methodist Health Care Center in Minneapolis.

Elverna Rose Nasby was born on January 2, 1930 in Forestberg, South Dakota to Reuben and Elizabeth (Sievert) Nasby. After moving to Lyle, Minnesota, she attended the Faribault School for the Blind. She graduated from Marshfield High School in Coos Bay Oregon. On June 6, 1953, she married Donald Kezar. Elverna spent 35 years as a manager of Blind of Minnesota Credit Union, retiring in 1994. Elverna's favorite pastimes were watching old movies, doing puzzles, painting, researching the family tree and "stuff and junk". In February, 2009, she moved to Walker Methodist Health Care Center in Minneapolis.

Survivors include her daughters Pamela (Gordon) Martin of Lisbon, Iowa, and Diane (Randal) Hancock of Eagan, Minnesota; step daughter Marsha (Bob) Bren of Shoreview, Minnesota; grandchildren Sabrina Martin, Bryan Martin, Laura Hancock, and Patrick Hancock; sisters Marlene (Earl) Farlinger of St. Ansgar, Iowa, and Shirley Jenkins of Austin, Minnesota; sister-in-law Delores Nasby of Stewartville, Minnesota; special niece Debra (Chuck) Osowski of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; many other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Donald, on January 13, 2013; her parents Reuben and Elizabeth Nasby; her brother Vernon; sister-in-law Marion Nasby; grandson Adam Hancock.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with The Reverend Barbara Finley-Shea officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Oakland. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. The family would like to offer special thanks to the caring staff at Walker Methodist Health Care Center, Minneapolis.

Worlein Funeral Home website,
Jan. 31, 2013

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Sherry Lou (Lorimor) Beilke

1946-2013

Sherry Lou Beilke, 66, Burnsville

(October 14, 1946 - January 30, 2013)

Sherry L. Beilke, 66, of Burnsville, Minnesota, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on January 30, 2013.

Sherry worked for Maple Island Dairy and Our Own Hardware for many years and then Wells Fargo Bank, from which she retired.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dail and Grace Lorimor.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Richard; son, Brian (Jean); and granddaughter, Abigail Beilke; siblings, Jack (Sheila) Lorimor and Kim (John) Dulitz; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2013, at the White Funeral Home Chapel, 14560 Pennock Ave., Apple Valley with a gathering one hour prior to service. Interment will be in Acacia Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.whitefuneralhomes.com

Austin Daily Herald,
and WhiteFuneralHomes.com
February 1, 2013

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Kermit Elton Leidal

1919-2013

November 20, 1919 - January 31, 2013

Kermit Elton Leidal, age 93, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died January 31, 2013, at the Homestead Hospice House at Owatonna, Minnesota.

Kermit was born November 20, 1919 on a farm near London, Minnesota, the son of Albert and Laura (Berguson) Leidal. Kermit attended area schools and worked the family farm until he entered the US Army in 1941. He was stationed in many posts overseas including Iwo Jima. He returned home on leave to marry his longtime sweetheart Helen Marie Watney on November 7, 1943 at the Deer Creek Lutheran Church. Following Kermit's discharge, the couple started farming near the Leidal family farm. In 1963 he and Helen purchased a 120 acre farm in Oakland Township of Freeborn County. In 1983 they retired from the farm and moved into Austin and in 2008 they sold the farm.

In 1950, the Leidals adopted a son Mark and in 1952 a daughter Susan. They were members of the Trondhjem Lutheran church while living on the farm and joined Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin after moving to town. In retirement, Kermit and Helen enjoyed traveling; Kermit began golfing and started bowling. Mark took his father to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.

Kermit was preceded in death by his parents; by his wife, Helen in 2010; sisters, Clara Leidal and Anna Dorlye; and by his brothers, Quentin and Glen Leidal.

He is survived by his son Mark Leidal, Dodge Center, Minnesota, daughter, Susan Goodnature, Austin, Minnesota; grandchildren, Kelly Goodnature, Mankato, Minnesota, Kerri Ellegard, Austin, Minnesota, Kristy Ellegard and John Rathke, Austin, Minnesota, Rory and Reina Ellegard, Chandler, Arizona, K.C. Leidal, Dodge Center, Minnesota; four great grandchildren, Karter, Kole, Ashley and Kaylee, brother, Curtis Leidal, Northwood, Iowa, close family friend, Laurie Oelslager, nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Reverend Glenn L. Monson officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery with Austin Post #91 American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be from 11:00 am Tuesday until the time of the service.

Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website, Feb. 2, 2013

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LaVonne (Wolthoff) Thompson

1931-2013

#1:

LaVonne Thompson

Birth date: September 5, 1931
Death date: January 31, 2013

Obituary:

LaVonne Thompson, age 81, of Riceville, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Riceville Family Care Center in Riceville, Iowa.

LaVonne was born September 5, 1931, daughter of Casper and Faye Stearns Wolthoff on the family farm located on the Oakdale Road near LeRoy, Minnesota. She graduated from LeRoy High School where she was involved in cheerleading and choir. LaVonne was united in marriage to Dean Thompson on December 27, 1953 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

She worked for over ten years at the LeRoy Grain and Lumber Company. She was an avid bowler for 40 years with the LeRoy bowling league. She enjoyed singing with her brothers and sisters, gardening, cooking for friends and family, and attending church at St. Peters Lutheran. She especially enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren's sporting events and activities.

Survivors include her husband Dean of Riceville, currently residing in Cresco; her daughter Gale (John) Koschmeder of Riceville; her two sons, Mark (Kris) Thompson of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Jay (Cherise) Thompson of Ames, Iowa; seven grandchildren: Robin (Cory) Winfield, Ryan VanDeWalker, Jason (Katie) Thompson), Justin (Lindsey) Thompson, Jessica Thompson, Cody Thompson, Cade Thompson, two brothers, Dale (Pat) Wolthoff of Columbia, South Carolina, and Claire ďBuckĒ (Gloria) Wolthoff of Grand Rapids, Minnesota and two sisters: DeAnne (her husband Jack) Wolthoff of Sacramento, California, and Bonnie (Jim) Denoma of Great Falls, Montana.

LaVonne was preceded in death by her parents, Cap and Faye Wolthoff.

Visitation:
Friends may call at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Riceville on Monday, February 4 from 4 - 7 p.m., and one hour before service time at the church.

Service:
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday Feb. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Riceville with Pastor Michael Parris officiating.

Cemetery:
Burial will be at the LeRoy Cemetery in LeRoy, Minnesota, at a later time.

Source: Lindstrom Funeral Home website, 2/2/2013


#2:

LaVonne Adele Thompson

RICEVILLE, IOWA - LaVonne Thompson, 81, of Riceville died Thursday January 31, 2013, at the Riceville Family Care Center in Riceville.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Riceville with Pastor Michael Parris officiating.

Burial will be in the spring at the LeRoy Cemetery in LeRoy, Minnesota.

Friends may call at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Riceville today, Monday February 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. and one hour before service time at the church.

Source: Mason City Globe Gazette website, 2/4/13

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Dolores Genevieve (Meyerhofer)
VonFeldt

1919-2013

Date Of Birth: October 26, 1919
Date Of Death: January 30, 2013

Dolores Genevieve VonFeldt, age 93, of Austin, Minnesota died Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at her home.

Dolores was born on October 26, 1919 in Stacyville, Iowa, to John and Ida (Kramer) Meyerhofer. She grew up among ten other brothers and sisters. As a young woman, she moved to Austin where she met, fell in love and married Albert J. VonFeldt on February 3, 1940.

The couple resided in Austin their entire life and raised six children. Albert preceded her in death in 1990.

Dolores was a lifelong member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. She enjoyed family, friends, golf, sewing and playing cards.

Survivors include her daughter, Diane (John) Mandernach, Moose Lake, Minnesota; sons, Nolan (Kathy) VonFeldt, Collinsville, Illinois, Chuck (Judy) VonFeldt, Hugo, Minnesota, Tom (Bette) VonFeldt, Madison, Wisconsin, Vernon (Denise) VonFeldt, Aurora, Colorado, Jim (Andrea) VonFeldt, Germantown Hills, Illinois; 15 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; one brother; four sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dolores has been accorded cremation and a memorial remembrance of her life among family and friends will be celebrated on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating.

Condolences may be left at www.mayerfh.com.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home

Source: www.mayerfh.com.

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Craig Brian Seberson

1966-2013

Craig Brian Seberson, age 46, of Meservey, Iowa, died Friday, February 1, 2013.

Craig was born in Austin, Minnesota, on December 31, 1966, to Dennis and Donna (Raymond) Seberson.   Everyone who knew Craig remembers his boyhood Elvis impersonations.   His life-long love of music led to several years of professional employment as a radio disk jockey in the Twin Cities and in Madison, Wisconsin.   Craig worked as a black jack dealer at Mystic Lake Casino for many years.   He drove dirt bikes in his youth and maintained a love for motorcycles almost as strong as his love for his nieces.

Craig was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his brothers: Lon Newman, Wausau, Wisconsin, and Kelly Seberson, Oakland, Minnesota; nieces: Rachel Newman, Denver, Colorado; Taylor and Grace Seberson, Oakland, Minnesota.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Crane Community Chapel with the Reverend Dale Christianson officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Crane Community Chapel. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald,
February 3, 2013

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Dennis Burton Seberson

1926-2013

#1:

Dennis Burton Seberson, age 86, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, February 1, 2013.

Dennis was born on November 2, 1926, in Portland, North Dakota. Following time in the navy, Dennis went to work at Hormel Foods, where he met Donna Newman. They married on August 15, 1959, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. In addition to 40 years of employment at Hormel, Dennis worked hard as a landlord and spent many hours buying and selling at auctions and yard sales. Dennis was devoted to his granddaughters and was exceptionally generous and kind to family, friends, and neighbors.

He is survived by his sons, Lon Newman, Wausau, Wisconsin, and Kelly Seberson, Oakland, Minnesota; and by his granddaughters, Rachel Newman, Denver, Colorado, and Taylor and Grace Seberson, Oakland, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by two infant children, his wife, and brothers, John and Keith.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 5, at the Crane Community Chapel, with the Reverend Dale Christiansen officiating. Military honors will be by Austin Post No. 91, American Legion. Visitation will be on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Crane Community Chapel. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald,
February 3, 2013


#2:

AUTHORITIES SAY A MAN WHO
DIED IN CRASH, KILLED ELDERLY
FATHER BEFORE FLEEING

(Associated Press: February 2, 2013 - 5:35 PM)

AUSTIN, Minn. - Authorities say a man who died in a crash following a police chase killed his elderly father in Austin before the pursuit began.

The Southern Minnesota Regional Coroner's Office Saturday identified the man who was killed early Friday outside his Austin home as 86-year-old Dennis Seberson. Officials say his death was the result of blunt force trauma.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office identifies the suspect in Dennis Seberson's murder as his 46-year-old son, Craig Seberson, of Meservey, Iowa.

The younger Seberson died when his vehicle crashed following a 50-mile chase by sheriff's deputies through three Minnesota counties.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Austin police are investigating the homicide. The State Patrol is investigating the chase and fatal crash

Minneapolis Star-Tribune,
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013


#3: NOTES--

The brother, Lon Newman mentioned in his obit was Lonnie Harry Newman born May 21, 1949 in Mower county Minnesota, to Leslie Lawrence Newman and Donna Mae Raymond. His father died in 1981 in Mower county. He remarried to Anne Marie Drucker.

Leslie Newman's parents were Harry Leroy and Harriet Newman. Harriet died in 1962 and is also buried in Grandview. Harry Newman remarried to Loretta Inez (Holte) Hildreth. Her first husband was Floyd Hildreth (also buried in Grandview Cemetry). There is an obituary for Loretta on this website, and interment was in Midway Cemetery in Oakland.

Two more of Dennis and Donn Seberson's infant children are buried in Grandview: Laurie and Randy

(Credit: D.M. Scott)


#4:

Dennis Burton Seberson, 86, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, February 1, 2013.

Dennis was born November 2, 1926, in Portland, North Dakota. Following time in the navy, Dennis went to work at Hormel, where he met Donna Newman. They married on August 15, 1959, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. In addition to 40 years of employment at Hormel, Dennis worked hard as a landlord and spent many hours buying and selling at auctions and yard sales. Dennis was devoted to his granddaughters and was exceptionally generous and kind to family, friends and neighbors.

He is survived by his sons, Lon Newman, Wausau, Wis., and Kelly Seberson, Oakland, Minnesota; and by his granddaughters, Rachel Newman, Denver, Colorado, and Taylor and Grace Seberson, Oakland, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by two infant children, his wife, and brothers John and Keith.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at the Crane Community Chapel, with the Rev. Dale Christiansen officiating. Military honors will be by Austin Post No. 91, American Legion. Visitation will be on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Crane Community Chapel. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald,
February 4, 2013

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Doris Alma Lucille (Berg) Hansen

1923-2013

#1: STACYVILLE, IOWA - Doris Alma Lucille (Berg) Hansen, 89, of Stacyville, died Thursday, January 31, 2013, at the Stacyville Community Nursing Home in Stacyville. Public visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage. Private funeral services will be held with burial in Woodbury Cemetery, rural Lyle, Minnesota. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Stacyville Community Nursing Home or Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Osage. Information available and condolences accepted at www.champion-bucheitfuneralhome.com. Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, 702 State St., Osage, IA 50461, 641-732-3706.

Source: Mason City Globe Gazette
website, 2/4/13


#2:

Doris Alma Lucille (Berg) Hansen

Stacyville, Iowa - Doris Alma Lucille (Berg) Hansen, age 89, of Stacyville, died Thursday, January 31, 2013, at the Stacyville Community Nursing Home in Stacyville.

Public visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage. Private funeral services will be held with burial in Woodbury Cemetery, rural Lyle, Minnesota.

The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Stacyville Community Nursing Home or Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Osage.

Doris was born March 2, 1923, in Osage, Iowa, to Hans and Mary (Nelson) Berg. On July 17, 1941, she married Christian Hansen in Princeton, Missouri. On December 4, 1947, they welcomed their son, Jeffrey.

Doris was soft spoken and had a big heart. She loved to entertain. Her house was always full of friends and family. She will be remembered for her hospitality and always having her coffee pot going. Doris also enjoyed traveling and had many fond memories of her trip to Norway with her sister, Connie. During the trip, they were happy to reconnect with family.

Doris is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Abbie) Hansen; grandchildren, Jeremy Hansen and Heather (Mohammed) Hansen Laaboudi; great-grandchildren, Malik and Ismael; her sister, Connie Dammen; her sisters-in-law, Candace Berg and Dorothy Berg; many nieces and nephews and all their children that she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Christian; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Orville and Georgia Berg, Clifford and Madeline Berg, Norman Berg, and Kermit Berg.

Information available and condolences accepted at www.champion-bucheitfuneralhome.com.

Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, 641-732-3706.

Mason City Globe Gazette,
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

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Adeline Julianne (Thompson) Henricks

1917-2013

Adeline J. Henricks, 95, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, February 1, 2013, at Sacred Heart Care Center, Austin.

Adeline Julianne Thompson was born February 16, 1917, to Astor and Johanna (Aldahl) Thompson in Freeborn County. She attended Freeborn County schools and graduated from Adams High School in 1935. Upon graduating from high school Adeline was awarded a college scholarship in Minneapolis; however, circumstances prevented her from using it. She graduated from Teacher's Normal College and taught in country schools. On July 16, 1939, Adeline married Harry ďAlĒ Henricks at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. After Al completed his service in the Army, Adeline and Al moved to Austin where they lived the remainder of their lives. Harry passed away on June 26, 1989. Adeline was a very humble and down-to-earth person. She was very loving and caring and had a special bond with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Jim (Verle) Henricks, Dubuque, Iowa, Bruce (Christine) Henricks, Austin; daughters, Jean (Bryan) Baudler, Austin, Sharon (Tom) Sachs, Alexandria, Va., Marianne (predeceased by Stan) Wayne, Albert Lea; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ory Ann Champlin, Blooming Prairie, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Astor and Johanna Thompson; husband, Harry; son-in-law, Stan Wayne; one brother; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, February 7, 2013, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Bill Odermann officiating. Friends may call at the Worlein Funeral Home of Austin from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Austin. The family prefers memorials to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Sacred Heart Care Center, or St. Mark's Lutheran Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
February 4, 2013


Adeline J. (Thompson) Henricks 1917-2013

Adeline J. Henricks, 95, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, February 1, 2013, at Sacred Heart Care Center, Austin.

Adeline Julianne Thompson was born February 16, 1917, to Astor and Johanna (Aldahl) Thompson in Freeborn County. She attended Freeborn County schools and graduated from Adams High School in 1935. Upon graduating from high school, Adeline was awarded a college scholarship in Minneapolis; however, circumstances prevented her from using it.

She graduated from Teacherís Normal College and taught in country schools. On July 16, 1939, Adeline married Harry ďAlĒ Henricks at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. After Al completed his service in the Army, Adeline and Al moved to Austin where they lived the remainder of their lives. Harry passed away on June 26, 1989. Adeline was a very humble and down-to-earth person. She was very loving and caring and had a special bond with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Jim (Verle) Henricks, Dubuque, Iowa, Bruce (Christine) Henricks, Austin; daughters, Jean (Bryan) Baudler, Austin, Sharon (Tom) Sachs, Alexandria, Va., Marianne (predeceased by Stan) Wayne, Albert Lea, Minn.; former daughter-in-law, Sandra Johnston Bustad; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ory Ann Champlin, Blooming Prairie, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Astor and Johanna Thompson; husband, Harry; one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Bill Odermann officiating. Friends may call at the Worlein Funeral Home of Austin from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Austin. The family prefers memorials to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Sacred Heart Care Center, or St. Markís Lutheran Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

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Margaret V. Williamson

1927-2013

#1:

Funeral notice:

Margaret V. Williamson, 86, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, February 1, 2013, at St. Mark's Assisted Living.

Service: A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Jeff Forbes officiating.

Visitation: Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Thursday.

Funeral Home: Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald,
February 4, 2013


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Margaret Viola (Olstad) Williamson

Margaret Viola (Olstad) Williamson, 86, of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully on Friday, February 1, 2013, at St. Mark's Kenwood Heritage Assisted Living after a lengthy illness.

Marge was born January 29, 1927, in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, to Olaf and Lula (Bagg) Olstad. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School, class of 1945 and the Minnesota Beauty College in Minneapolis in 1946. Marge married Kenneth G. Williamson on April 11, 1947. The couple celebrated 54 years of marriage before his death in 2002. They raised six children in Austin: five daughters and one son.

Marge owned and operated Marge's Beauty Shop in the basement of her Austin home for 40 years and formed many lifelong friendships with her clients. She was an avid bowler and bowled for many years along with sponsoring many bowling teams. At one time, her team consisted of herself and her daughters and they placed first in the league. Marge was a member of the Austin Women Bowlers Hall of Fame. She loved to play cards, scratch lottery tickets and play bingo along with going on trips to Diamond Jo Casino. She enjoyed weekend camping and fishing trips with her family when the children were young. She and Ken enjoyed many summers going to the lake in Wisconsin to relax and fish.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Mary (Wayne) Peterson, Austin, Cathy (Robert) Lee, Austin, Dennis (Karen) Williamson, Winona, Minnesota, Debra (Jerry) Horejsi, Dodge Center, Minn., LuAnn (Doug) Reimers, Austin, Merry (Mike) Petersen, Austin. She will be missed by 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her brother, Donald Olstad, Mankato, Minnesota; brother-in-law, Kenneth Nihart, Austin; sisters-in-law, Edna Olstad, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sylvia Swenson, Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Lourene Williamson, Blooming Prairie, Syrlene Williamson, Austin, Lorraine "Tootsie" Turvold, Belvidere, Illinois; many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; an infant granddaughter; three brothers; two sisters.

The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Markís, Kenwood Heritage Assisted Living, for the loving care they gave Marge before she left this world for a better place. She is now at peace and hasnít any more pain and suffering.

A celebration of Marge's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jeff Forbes officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Red Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.mayerfh.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

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Brian Michael Coleman

1950-2013

Brian Coleman, 62, died January 31, 2013, at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, Montana, after a three-year battle with a cerebral aneurysm.

Brian was born October 3, 1950, in Rochester, Minnesota, son of Evelyn and Donald Coleman. He attended Queen of Angels grade school and Pacelli High School in Austin, Minnesota, and graduated in 1968. He later graduated from Austin Community College and Mankato State College with degrees in accounting. Brian worked at Hormel Company and Shell Oil before starting a 17-year career as a financial analyst at IBM in Rochester.

Brian moved to Helena in 1996 with his high school classmate and life partner, Sheila Cotter. Brian opened "Farmer's On the Gulch," an insurance and investment business, which enabled Brian to become very active in the Helena community and brought him many trusted friends and colleagues.

Brian is survived by Sheila Cotter, his partner of 20 years; sisters Jean (Wes) Halvorson, Marcia (Lee) Warnke, Carol (John) Whortenbury; brother Bruce (Terry) Coleman; their children; and grandchildren.

At Brian's request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Brian's life for clients and friends will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 375 N Montana Ave. A reception will immediately follow in the social hall of the funeral home. A private family ceremony will be held in Minnesota in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brianís name to the Hospice of St. Peter's Hospital in care of St. Peter's Hospital Foundation, 2475 Broadway, Helena, MT 59601. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer the family condolences or share a memory of Brian.

Austin Daily Herald,
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

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Sherrie A. Caven

1943-2013

Sherrie A. (Goslee Martin) Caven, 69, of Wabasha, Minnesota, died Sunday, February 3, 2013, at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester, Minnesota.

Sherrie was born March 24, 1943, in Austin, Minnesota, the daughter of Clinton and Evelyn (Mowers) Goslee. She married Allen Martin in 1958 in Austin. They divorced in 1970. She married Frank Caven April 4, 1992, in Wabasha. He died October 1, 2002.

Sherrie worked as a bartender for many years. She also did housekeeping for the Reinhardt and Bouquet families in Wabasha. She enjoyed gardening, bowling and collecting angels. She also loved putting puzzles together and working crossword puzzles. She was a fan of NASCAR as well.

She is survived by children and their spouses, Kim and Larry Zomok, Wabasha, Todd and Julie Martin, Circle Pines, Minnesota, Clayton Martin, Hayfield, Minnesota, Michelle Martin (Ty Kline), Fridley, Minnesota, Angie and Tim Edelbach, Hayfield, Minnesota; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Janette Goslee, Eagle, Nebraska; step-brothers and spouses, Mike and Delores Cox, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, Mark and Doreen Cox, Wabasha; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; son, Allen Martin Jr.; granddaughter, Amber Richard; and her parents, Clinton Goslee and Evelyn Goslee Cox.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at 7 p.m. with the Rev. David Knox officiating. Her body will be cremated following the service. Family and friends may call at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of service. The family prefers memorials. The Abbott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.abbottfh.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

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Ione Marlene (Ferencik) Wald

1934-2013

Ione M. Wald, 78, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, February 4, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.

Ione Marlene Ferencik was born August 29, 1934, in Tabor, Minnesota, to Andrew M. and Nora (Gorsuch) Ferencik. She grew up in East Grand Forks and graduated from East Grand Forks High School. On August 19, 1954, Ione married Richard Wald. The couple had two children. In 1997, she moved from East Grand Forks to Austin, and then to Brownsdale in 2006. An avid reader, Ione enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children Steve (Dianna) Wald of Austin and Debbie (Greg) Schuette of Brownsdale, Minnesota; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Nora Ferencik; four sisters; one brother.

Services will be held in East Grand Forks at a later date. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

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Mabel Marian Groth

1934-2013

Mabel Marian Groth, 78, of Austin, Minnesota, formerly of Echo, Minnesota, passed away January 31, 2013, at the Mayo Clinic in Austin.

Mabel Marian Groth was born on March 15, 1934, to the late Carl F. and the late Rosa Bartz Groth in Courtland, Minnesota. She was brought into God's family through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism as an infant in Peace Lutheran Church, Courtland. She attended both public and private schools and was a graduate of St. John Lutheran School, Wood Lake, Minnesota. She made her Confirmation and First Communion at St. John Lutheran Church, Wood Lake, Minn. She was a resident at the Breckingridge Group Home here in Austin, Minnesota, for many years.

She was called to her eternal home on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at the age of 78 years, 10 months, and 16 days.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Groth (Daniel) Luoma of St. Paul, Minnesota; three brothers, the Rev. emeritus Marlin C. (the late Barbara Zilke) Groth of Parma, Ohio, William (Loretta Williams) Groth of McLoud, Oklahoma, and Carl Groth Jr., of McLoud.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, the late Luella Groth (the late Harold) Cady and the late Alice Groth; by a brother, the late Ernie E. (Judy Mears Groth of Austin, Arkansas, survives) Groth. as well as many other nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, relatives, friends and neighbors.

We pray all who knew and loved her will receive comfort from Christ's promise in Saint Johnís Gospel to all who believe: "I am the Resurrection and the Life; because I live, you shall live also!" (St. John 11:25)

A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, February 8, 2013, at the Senior Citizens Center in Austin. The Sunset Funeral & Cremation Association of Echo and Wabasso are handling the arrangements for the family.

Austin Daily Herald, February 6, 2013

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Leland George Howe

1931-2013

Leland George Howe, 81, left this world Tuesday morning, February 5, 2013, at Sacred Heart Care Center of Austin, Minnesota.

Leland G. Howe was born in Spring Valley, Minnesota, on February 10, 1931, to Ned and Everelle (King) Howe. He graduated from Austin High School in 1948. In 1950, Lee entered the Air Force where he was stationed in San Antonio, Texas. He was honorably discharged in 1951. He married Myrna Powers on February 5, 1960. They made their home in Austin where they raised their children. They later moved to Redwood Falls, Blooming Prairie and finally settled in Owatonna. Lee was a longtime business owner of Leeís Janitorial as well as the owner and operator of many other businesses throughout Minnesota and Iowa.

Lee will be remembered as a hard worker and a lover of all sports. He enjoyed following the Twins and Vikings. His greatest passion however, was spending time with his family and watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports and activities of all kinds. He took great pride in sponsoring and coaching many adult and youth teams in Austin and Owatonna. His other interests included cribbage tournaments and the occasional casino trip for blackjack. He was an active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the Elks, Eagles and the American Legion.

Lee is survived by his wife, Myrna of Owatonna; children Terry Howe of Owatonna, Cindy Howe of Owatonna, Lori Mauer of Austin, Kim (Pat) Lange of Austin, Jaye (Bruce) Adams of Austin, Todd (Ronda) Howe of Owatonna, Doug Howe of Austin, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Waiting to greet Lee in his new heavenly home are his parents; brothers Keith, Duane and Lloyd; infant sister Lois; son-in-law Chuck Mauer; and grandson Dominic Leichtnam.

Visitation will be on Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, 1603 Austin Road, Owatonna. Funeral services will be Friday, February 8, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, 1909, St. Paul Road, Owatonna, with an hour of visitation preceding the funeral at church. Leland had requested family and friends wear Minnesota sports apparel to the funeral on Friday. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery in Owatonna with Military Honors provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit. Condolences may be expressed at www.brick-megerfuneralhome.com.

Austin Daily Herald, February 6, 2013

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Russell Harold Allen

1924-2013

Russell Harold Allen, 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday morning February 5, 2013, at Austin Mayo Health Systems.

Russell was born June 3, 1924, in Spink County, South Dakota, to Howard and Eva Allen. He resided in South Dakota, until age 6, when his father Howard secured a position with Hormel Meat Packing Company and the family then moved to Austin. When he was 18, Russell started working for Hormel on June 15, 1942. Then, on May 11, 1943, when he was 19, Russell joined the U.S. Navy, completing a two year commitment and finishing as seaman first class as he was stationed on a destroyer headed for the Pacific. He was honorably discharged from the Navy on December 4, 1945. He then returned to Hormel Meat Packing Plant where he performed various job duties including de-boning the Cure 81 hams and retired after 42 years of service at age 63.

On July 30, 1955, he married Rosalene M. Burton of Austin in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They were happily together for 55 years before Rose passed away on April 7, 2011, at 72. Russell was an avid sportsman and he enjoyed quality time spent with his family and friends. He was very good natured and kind to everyone he met. He also enjoyed his time spent as a Boy Scout Master, winning the Silver Scout award. He further enjoyed camping on the islands of the Mississippi River, watching western movies, gambling at Joe's Casino and seeing his grandchildren grow.

Survivors include children, Robin (wife Gloria Connally) Allen, Longmont, Colorado, Rhonda (husband Brian) Bridgeman, Austin; daughter in-law, Holly Allen, Austin; and son-in-law Juan Capote, Austin; Patty (husband Clay) Erway, Hillsboro, Oregon; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; siblings; brothers-in-law, Merle Burton, Austin; Frank (Mary Jo) Burton, Grand Lake, Colorado; Doug (Pat) Burton, Austin; Clinton (Jan) Burton, Thousand Oaks, California; sisters-in-law Donna Gullispie, Effie, Minnesota, Dixie Lenz, Austin, Paula (Tom) Wendt, Effie; nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Howard and Eva Allen; son, Randall Howard Allen; daughter, Renae Jean Capote; sisters, Dorothy Espe, Geraldine Noble and Helen Majeski.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2013, at the Church of Christ with the Rev. David DeFor officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be at the Grandview Cemetery. Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.

Austin Daily Herald, February 6, 2013

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