MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 224

 

 

Inman Adolph Hesla

1922-2013

Dr. Inman Adolph Hesla, age 90 of Austin, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Austin surrounded by his family.

Born June 2, 1922 to Inman Albert and Agnes B. (Brendsel) Hesla in Wakonda, South Dakota, he grew up on a farm in Clay County and graduated from Augustana Academy in Canton, South Dakota. After attending Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for two years, Inman enlisted in the US Navy, where he served for three and a half years. Ensign Hesla was involved in the Battle of Iwo Jima. After his discharge from the Navy, Inman returned to college at Augustana, graduating in 1947 with a BA in Biology. He went on to study medicine at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion for two years before transferring to Southwestern Medical School/University of Texas in Dallas where he graduated in 1951 with a Doctor of Medicine Degree.

In the meantime, Inman married Lois B. Larson on July 24, 1949 in Sisseton, South Dakota. Moving to Minnesota, Dr. Hesla served an internship at Charles Miller Hospital in St. Paul. The couple moved to Austin in July of 1952. Dr. Hesla delivered 2,996 babies during his 34 years at the Austin Medical Center. In the spring of 1970 he served as a volunteer doctor during the Viet Nam war in Quang Tri.

A respected member of the Austin community, Dr. Hesla was active at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, camping and bird watching. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by his family, friends and the Austin community.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Hesla of Austin; three sons, Todd (Karen) Hesla, Joseph (Bonnie Beckel) Hesla and Bret (Jaimie Bennett) Hesla, all of Minneapolis, Minnesota; one daughter, Beth (Gregory Scholtz) Hesla of Waverly, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Peter Scholtz, Rebecca Scholtz, Anna (Audun) Hepsø, Paul Scholtz, Samuel Hesla, Rosina Hesla and Jeremy Kleider; a sister, Joyce Lee of Albuquerque, New Mexico; a brother, Loren (Iris) Hesla of Dallas, Texas; many nieces, nephews, patients, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as two sisters, Arlene and Helen.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2013 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with A.I.M. Todd Portinga officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, with a flag presentation by the American Legion Post 91. The family prefers that memorials be directed to the St. Olaf Church Endowment Fund or to Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Worlein Funeral Home website,
Thu., February 7, 2013

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Nolan Ray Hartley

1938-2013

Nolan Ray Hartley, 75, of Minneapolis died of heart failure February 5, 2013, at Mt. Olivet Careview in Minneapolis.

Nolan was born January 9, 1938, in Austin, Minnesota, to Raymond and Mildred (Foss) Hartley. He attended Central High School in Austin, and went on to be employed as a bus driver and work for Land O’ Lakes in his younger years. In his free time, Nolan enjoyed fishing and playing bingo.

He is survived by three daughters, Debra Tappin, Sandra Blanton and Vicki Dropik, all of Minneapolis; one brother, Kenneth Hartley of Austin; two sisters, Barbara Prantner and Beverly Prantner, both of Austin; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Nolan was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Hartley; mother, Mildred (Foss) Hartley; brother, Keith Hartley; and grandson, Adam Blanton.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2013, at Mt. Olivet Careview, 5517 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55419, with Steve Saindon officiating. Flowers and cards may be sent to that location.

Austin Daily Herald,
Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Vernon J. Bolstad

1913-2013

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Vernon J. Bolstad, 99, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at Comforcare Good Samaritan.

Vernon was born September 19, 1913, in New Ulm, Minnesota, to John and Mary (Hrusa) Bolstad. He graduated from New Ulm High School. Vernon served in the United States Navy during World War II as a steam engineer and married Frances Groebner of Springfield in 1943. He was discharged from the Navy at the end of World War II with the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

After living in Winona for a brief time, the family moved to Austin in 1945. Vernon worked for the Hormel Company for 33 years in the engine room. He retired in 1978. Vernon was an avid Twins fan, enjoyed pheasant hunting and fishing, and was an auto racing enthusiast. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. Vernon will be deeply missed by friends and family.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Bolstad, New Hope, Minnesota, and John Bolstad, LaCrosse, Wisconsin; sister, Maxine Lilja, Monticello, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances on January 17, 2012.

A celebration of life will be held in May. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to St. Augustine Catholic Church or the Salvation Army. Arrangements are by Mayer Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.mayerfh.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
Thursday, February 7, 2013


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Vernon J. Bolstad, 99, Austin

Vernon J. Bolstad, 99, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at Comforcare Good Samaritan.

Vernon was born Sept. 19, 1913, in New Ulm, Minn., to John and Mary (Hrusa) Bolstad. He graduated from New Ulm High School. Vernon served in the United States Navy during World War II as a steam engineer and married Frances Groebner of Springfield in 1943. He was discharged from the Navy at the end of WWII with the rank of chief petty officer.

After living in Winona, Minn., for a brief time, the family moved to Austin in 1945. Vernon worked for the Hormel Company for 33 years in the engine room. He retired in 1978.

Vernon was an avid Twins fan, enjoyed pheasant hunting and fishing, and was an auto racing enthusiast. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. Vernon will be deeply missed by friends and family.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Bolstad, New Hope, Minnesota, and John Bolstad, LaCrosse, Wisconsin; sister, Maxine Lilja, Monticello, Minnesota; brothers-in-law, Max (Ardis) Groebner, New Ulm and Andrew Fredrickson, Minneapolis; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, on January 17, 2012.

A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the American Legion Club. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the local food shelf. Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.mayerfh.com.

Austin Daily Herald Published 10:10 am Friday, May 3, 2013

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Ronald Lynn Farrell

1938-2013

Ronald Lynn Farrell

December 28, 1938 - January 29, 2013

Ronald L. Farrell, 74 of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013. A private family service was held. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website

Clasen-Jordan never published additional information on Ronald.

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Charlotte Ann (Meilander) Rathke

1936-2013

Charlotte Ann Rathke, 76, Rochester, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2013, at Season's Hospice after a long, brave battle with cancer.

Charlotte was born on September 19, 1936, in Nicollet County to Bertha and Matthias Meilander. She attended school in Fairfax, Minnesota, and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, in 1954. After graduation, she attended a beauty college in Mankato. She worked in beauty salons in Winona, Austin and Rochester. Charlotte married the late David Rathke of Rochester on May 10, 1958, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. The couple raised four children.

While living in Austin, Minnesota, Charlotte worked at the Civic Center as an usher. She enjoyed being active and loved bowling, golfing, playing cards and going to casinos.

She is survived by her children, James (Gayla) Rathke, Susan (Michael) Rathke, Peggy Taylor and Jon (Kristy) Rathke; four grandchildren, Tatiana, Samuel, Courtney, Logan; step-grandchildren (and great-grandchildren) Jerika (Iszic, Caitlin, Luke), Rob (Kielii), and Kurt; sisters, Beryle (Don), Jane Pautz, and Joyce (Ronald) Herzog; sister-in-law Kathy Rathke Hines; brothers-in-law Jon, Stan, Ron of Rochester and Allen Rathke; many nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.

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

A celebration of her life will be held at St. Pius Catholic Church in Rochester at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 14, 2013. Father Paul Nelson, a longtime family friend, will officiate. The family of Charlotte wishes to thank Season's Hospice House and Father Nelson for all the love and support.

Austin Daily Herald, February 9, 2013

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Linda Sue (Lerum) Schroeder

1952-2013

Linda Sue Schroeder, 60, passed away unexpectedly at her home in rural Wykoff, Minnesota, on Monday, February 4, 2013.

Linda was born August 19, 1952, in Austin, Minnesota, the daughter of Thomas and Marian (Snell) Lerum. She was a graduate of Austin High School and then attended Austin Community College. She married Gary Schroeder on April 19, 1975, in Austin. The couple made their home in rural Wykoff. She worked for the Mayo Clinic in the emergency room at St. Marys Hospital as an admissions secretary for 40 years. She retired December 18, 2012.

Linda was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wykoff where she sang in the church choir and was active in their circles. She enjoyed sports, especially the Vikings and Twins, going to plays, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, Joseph (Jody) Schroeder of Oronoco; one daughter, Sarah (Bryan) Konisiewicz of Rockville, Maryland; her four beautiful grandchildren, Grace, Thomas, Raylee and James; her parents, Marian and Thomas Lerum of Austin; two sisters, Paula (Melvin) Davis of Bagley, Minnesota, Pam ( Don) Naatz of Waltham, Minn.; brothers and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary on December 10, 2005.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2013, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert V. Stohlmann and the Rev. Peter J. Sestak co-officiating. Burial of her ashes will be in the Fillmore Cemetery. Friends may call at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday and at the church on Friday an hour before the service. The family prefers memorials be given to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Fillmore Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at thauwaldfuneralhomes.com.

Austin Daily Herald
Wed., February 6, 2013

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Marietta Mae Tyrer

1921-2013

March 16, 1921 - January 31, 2013

Marietta M. Tyrer, 91 of Austin, died Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Clasen-Jordan funeral home website, 2/6/2013

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Lawrence Joseph Krachmer

1919-2013

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Lawrence Joseph Krachmer, 94, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Rest Home.

Lawrence was born in Austin, Minnesota, on January 8, 1919, the son of Frank Joseph and Lillian (Hanson) Krachmer. Lawrence was married to Edith Mildred (Ellis) Krachmer on January 15, 1938, in Austin, Minnesota. They just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.

He worked at Hormel for nearly 40 years, and was also a carpenter, working both jobs full-time for 40 years. He built many new homes in the Austin area and remodeled many more.

Lawrence was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Moose Club. He and Millie loved to dance, and seldom missed a weekend dance at one of the local dance halls, or clubs.

He was a great fan of the Minnesota Twins, and enjoyed bowling, golfing, making crafts in his workshop, playing scrabble, card games and spending time with this family.

Surviving are his wife, Millie; a son, Lanny (Karen); daughters, Janet (Christopher) Thissen, Janice (Perrigo) and Steve, JoAnne (Clark) and Ken of Austin, and Melody (Mark) Handalen, Ramstein AFB, Germany; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Laverne, Francis, Robert; and sister, Florence (Ted) Johnson.

A celebration of his life for family and friends will be held at the Courtyard Apartments Community Room, 310 Second Ave. NE on Sunday, February 17 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Austin Daily Herald, February 9, 2013


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Lawrence Joseph Krachmer, 94

Lawrence Joseph Krachmer, 94, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Rest Home.

Lawrence was born in Austin, Minn., on Jan. 8, 1919, the son of Frank Joseph and Lillian (Hanson) Krachmer. Lawrence was married to Edith Mildred (Ellis) Krachmer on Jan. 15, 1938, in Austin, Minn. They just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.

He worked at Hormel for nearly 40 years, and was also a carpenter, working both jobs full-time for 40 years. He built many new homes in the Austin area and remodeled many more.

He was a member of the Marine Corps in World War II as a demolition expert, and was involved in action against the enemy at Okinawa, Ryuku Islands, China and the Pacific area.

Lawrence was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Moose Club. He and Millie loved to dance, and seldom missed a weekend dance at one of the local dance halls, or clubs. He was a great fan of the Minnesota Twins, and enjoyed bowling, golfing, making crafts in his workshop, playing scrabble, card games and spending time with this family.

Surviving are his wife, Millie; a son, Lanny (Karen); daughters, Janet (Christopher) Thissen, Janice (Perrigo) and Steve, JoAnne (Clark) and Ken of Austin, and Melody (Mark) Handalen, Ramstein AFB, Germany; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Laverne, Francis, Robert; and sister, Florence (Ted) Johnson.

A celebration of his life for family and friends will be held at the Courtyard Apartments Community Room, 310 Second Ave. NE on Sunday, February 17 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Austin Daily Herald, February 11, 2013

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Clarence Lester Olswold

1920-2013

BORN AT LYLE, MINNESOTA

AMANA, IOWA - Clarence Lester Olswold, 92, of Amana, died Saturday February 2, 2013, at Colonial Manor of Amana, Amana. Per his wishes, his body was donated to the University of Iowa for medical research.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walford, Iowa, with Rev. David Mosher officiating. The family will receive friends after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be contributed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Walford. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence is survived by his wife Clarice; his sons, Eugene of New Ulm, Minnesota, Allen (Kathy) of DeSoto, Texas, Charles (Alice) of Muscatine, Richard (Bonnie) of Middlesex, New York, and Ronald (Debbie) of Walford; nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Lillie Bagstad Olswold, along with a sister Mae Lugg.

Clarence Lester Olswold was born May 28, 1920, in Lyle, Minnesota, the son of Henry Olswold and Lillie Bagstad Olswold. He graduated from Lyle High School in 1937. He married Clarice Kirkeby on August 16, 1941 in Osage. On April 5, 1942, he joined the Navy where he served for three years on a submarine during World War II. In October 1945, Clarence returned to Osage where he owned and operated a plumbing business. In 1967, the couple moved to the Amana and Williamsburg area, where he worked as a cabinet and clock maker at Amana Furniture. Clarence was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Walford and Sub Vets of World War II.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.

Mitchell County Press - Feb. 8, 2013

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Bernice Ruth (Rotermund)
MALENKE

1919-2013

Bernice Ruth Malenke, 93, a longtime resident of Austin, Minnesota, (wife of Glen Malenke) was received into glory on February 4, 2013, in Tomball, Texas.

She was born to her parents, Emma Maria Louise Scheiwe and the Rev. Frederich Herman Rotermund on July 23, 1919, the sixth child out of eight in Hillsboro, North Dakota. She married Glen Charles Malenke on June 5, 1948, and celebrated more than 64 years of married life together. Bernice was baptized into Christ as an infant and memorized most of Luther's Catechism before her confirmation. She graduated as Valedictorian from St. John's College, Winfield, Kansas, and helped put siblings through college.

Employment for Bernice included secretarial church work, as well as being a secretary with Social Security Services in Austin and with the George A. Hormel U.S. Meat Inspection division. Bernice was a creative and clever recipe creator, as attested to the fact that she won many local, state and national recipe contests, including the Pillsbury Bakeoff, for herself and her extended family. She was also a gifted natural vocal and piano musician, and helped her children excel in music. Most use their musical talents to daily glorify their Savior.

Bernice is survived by her youngest brother, Arnold Rotermund of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin; four children, Norman, Norbert (N.J.), Joeline (Mayes) and Dan. She also counted as rich blessings her 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Two great-grandchildren and six siblings preceded her in death.

Austin Daily Herald, February 8, 2013

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Enrique Macias Loza

1980-2013

Enrique Macias Loza 32, of Austin, Minnesota, died February 6, 2013, at his home in Austin.

He was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, July 15, 1980, to Javier and Beatriz Macias. He married Liliana Macias on July 8, 2000. He has two siblings: Fransisco Javier Macias who lives in California and Alejandrina Macias who lives in Mexico.. His father Javier Macias also lives in Mexico.

A funeral mass for Enrique Macias Loza will be celebrated at Queen of Angels Catholic Church on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church and on Monday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin. Enrique will be interred at Panteon Municipal de Atotonilquillo, Jalisco, Mexico.

Friends may leave condolences for the family at: www.mayerfh.com

Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, February 9, 2013

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Lucille C. (Baglo) Allen

1915-2013

Lucille C. Allen, 97, Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, February 7, 2013, at her residence.

She was born November 7, 1915, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota to Conrad Baglo and Clara Youngberg Baglo. Lucille graduated as valedictorian of her high school class. She loved sewing, gardening, canning, puzzles and quilting at St. Augustine and Queen of Angels. She was also fond of feeding things she shouldn’t to her dog Pumpkin.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband Earl Allen and numerous family members. She is survived by her children: Joyce (Wayne) Heard, Gary (Janelle) Allen, Roger Allen, Sandra (Denny) Keogh, Martin Allen, Sharon (Dennis Bute) Allen, Daniel (Patti) Allen, Rebecca Kelsen, Ronald Allen, Linda (Mark) Olson, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Lucille Allen will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at Mayer Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m with Father James Steffes presiding. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Austin.

Condolences may be left for the family at: www.mayerfh.com

Austin Daily Herald, February 9, 2013

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Evelyn Marie (Kriha) "Ev"
BEINHORN

1928-2013

Evelyn Marie "Ev" Beinhorn, age 84, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, passed away Saturday morning, February 9, 2013 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. Ev was born on April 11, 1928 to Frank and Mayme (Ambroz) Kriha in Le Sueur County, Minnesota. She grew up in Le Sueur County and attended Montgomery area country schools.

Ev met Virgil Beinhorn when he was on leave from the Navy. She was working candling eggs at that time. On September 18, 1950, the couple married at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague, Minnesota. To this union four children were born. The couple worked together in a bakery in New Prague and purchased the Blooming Prairie Bakery in 1963. They owned and operated the Bakery until the mid-1980's. Virgil passed away on May 26, 1990.

Ev loved to embroider and spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a great baker, famous for her Mocha Cakes and cookies. She enjoyed fishing and volunteering at the Blooming Prairie Senior Center. Ev was also a member at St. Columbanus Catholic Church where she ran the Bake Sale at the Annual Spring Fair for many years.

Survivors include her four children; Virginia (Bill) Burgart of Rochester, Minnesota, Cheryl Kruckeberg of Blooming Prairie, Roger (Cindy) Beinhorn of Rochester, and Lynn (Duane) Hanson of Blooming Prairie; eight grandchildren: Kasey (Marsha) Kruckeberg, Kerry (Chris) Finne, Nick (Jackie) Burgart, Dennis (Stephanie Pate) Burgart, Brian (Jessica) Hanson, Leah (Dan) Schiller, Tim Beinhorn and Becky (Cory Rislov) Beinhorn; and eight great-grandchildren: Fisher and Bennett Kruckeberg, Josie and Allie Finne, Grayson and Syndel Schiller and Reece and Hazel Hanson.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mayme (Ambroz) Kriha, husband, Virgil, one sister, Helen, one brother, Leonard, one son-in-law Kevin Kruckeberg, one great grandson, Jacob Finne and one step brother, James.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home and one hour before at the church. Rosary service will be at 4:00 p.m. Interment will be at Red Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials preferred to donor's choice. Arrangements are with Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com

Worlein Funeral Home website -- February 11, 2013

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Carol J. (Mellem) Whalen

1934-2013

Carol J. Whalen, 78, of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. She had recently moved to Waconia, Minnesota, to be closer to her family.

Carol was born February 12, 1934, in Austin, Minnesota, to Carl O. and Gudrun O. (Jacobson) Mellem. She graduated from Austin High School in 1952 and married Hugh Whalen on June 8, 1959, in Albert Lea, Minnesota. They later divorced. Beginning in high school, she worked as a secretary at Geo. A. Hormel & Co. in the corporate office in Austin until she left in 1967 to raise her three children. She returned to work for the Austin Public Schools system, first at the administration building and later as the principal’s secretary at Southgate Elementary School, where she worked until her retirement in 1996.

Carol was a longtime member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and loved singing in the choir there for many years. She enjoyed reading, word puzzles (including her favorite, Wheel of Fortune), cheering on the Twins and Vikings, hummingbirds, and spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed annual trips with her family to see the fall colors along the Mississippi River, vacationing on Sanibel Island Florida, boating and visiting with her children and grandchildren. Carol was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

She is survived by sisters Doris (Bob) Harber of Blooming Prairie, Beverly (Allan) Adamson of Minneapolis, and Patricia (Irv) Johnson of Muskegon, Mich; children Chad Whalen of Savage, Stacy (Brad) Holzer of Waconia, and Colin (Sherri) Whalen of Owatonna; and three grandchildren, Emma Holzer of Waconia, Jordan and Connor Whalen of Owatonna; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Carol is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Shirley Folken; and brother, Donald Mellem.

Memorial services will be held Friday, February 15 at 11 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Glenn Monson officiating. Visitation will be at Worlein Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m., and at the church for one hour prior to the service on Friday. Memorials are preferred to Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
February 12, 2013

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Gary Grimley

c1941-2013

Gary Grimley, 71, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013, at his home after battling a long bout against cancer.

Gary is survived by his wife, Vickie, of Austin; one daughter, Penny Whitknauer of Illinois; three sons, Todd Castro, Colorado, Rob Castro, Colorado, and Brent Castro of Arizona; two stepdaughters, Dorie Sandrock, Illinois, and Chris Ewald of Illinois; and 32 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dorothy Grimley.

Arrangements will be made at a later date.

Austin Daily Herald,
February 12, 2013

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Bailey Marie Kiefer

2013-2013

Bailey Marie Kiefer, 18 days old, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Bailey Marie was born on January 22, 2013, the daughter of Michelle Ness and Jeremy Kiefer in Rochester.

Bailey is survived by her parents, Michelle and Jeremy; grandparents, Roger and Shirley Kiefer, Dexter, Minn.; Gary Ness and Shirlene Christians, Fulda, Minn.; Gail Wokson, Slayton, Minn.; great-grandparents, Gaylord and Shirley Winfield, LeRoy, Minn.; Richard and Catherine Ness, Ruthton, Minn. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents Roland and Dorothy Kiefer and Charles and Nadine Wokson.

There will be a private family funeral service for Bailey Marie Kiefer at Evanger Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dwight Dobell officiating. Interment will be in Evanger Lutheran Cemetery. Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Hayfield is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald,
February 12, 2013

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Leo E. Murphy

1928-2013

Leo E. Murphy, 84, of Milaca, Minnesota, born September 12, 1928, died February 7, 2013.

Leo served in the army during the Korean War. He worked for many years as a lineman for Austin Utilities. In 1971, he accepted a job as a linemen training and safety instructor with the Minnesota Department of Vocational Education. In 1980, he became district manager, safety coordinator with East Central Electric in Milaca. After several heart surgeries, Leo retired in 1989 and spent winters in Ariz. He loved to fish and was active in the community and at the Milaca Golf Course.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Winifred; son Michael James; brother-in-law, Arden Stromberg; and great-granddaughter Madison Corrigan.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; sister, Kathleen (Marion) Stanton; sons, Thomas (Donna), Mark, Kevin (Elizabeth); daughter, Marcia (Tom) Ritter; daughter-in-law, Patricia; step-daughters, Brenda (James) Olness and Laurie (James) Corrigan; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; as well as cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 625 Third Ave. SE, Milaca on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m., with visitation at the church one hour prior. Memorials preferred to the Milaca Food Shelf or to the Mille Lacs Health System Hospice Program. Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald,
February 12, 2013

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Lyle M. Spande

1927-2013

Lyle M. Spande, 85, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Friday afternoon, February 8, 2013, at Austin Mayo Health Systems.

Lyle was born March 21, 1927, to Herme and Martha (Ekker) Spande at the family farm in Preble Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Herme passed away when Lyle was six years old, and several years later his mother and two brothers moved to Austin. Lyle worked at Hormel for a while and was sworn in to the Navy on his 17th birthday. He served in the south Pacific and was present at the atom bomb test in July 1945.

On November 12, 1947, he married Nina Buck of Austin. They made their home in San Francisco until he was honorably discharged from the Navy. Then they returned to Austin, where Lyle went to work for Hormel again and worked there for 39 years. When he retired, he and Nina spent their winters in Yuma, Arizona, and their summers in Austin.

Lyle is survived by his wife of 65 years; two sons, Jerry (Helga) of New Hampshire and Steve (Susan) of Minneapolis; two grandsons, Alexis (Amy) of Colorado and Luke of Minneapolis; granddaughter Heidi of Vancouver Island, Canada; three great-grandsons; brother, Kenneth (Patricia) of Oregon; sister-in-law Beverly of Winona, Minnesota; brother-in-law Loren Sutherland (Marion) of Sun City West, Arizona; many nieces and nephews.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, Herme and Martha Spande; brother Curtis; nephew David; father-in-law Kenneth Buck; mother-in-law Gwen Buck; sister-in-law Jo Ann Sutherland.

Lyle donated his body to science. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Austin Daily Herald,
Wed., February 13, 2013

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Margaret V. Konken

1921-2013

Margaret V. Konken, nee Schmidt, 91, of Brownsdale, Minnesota, died Monday, February 11, 2013, at Adams Health Care Center.

Margaret Vera Schmidt was born May 30, 1921, in Kiester, Minnesota, to Otto and Henrietta (Lembke) Schmidt. She was a lifelong Brownsdale area resident. On July 20, 1941, Margaret married Frederick W. Konken at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Waltham, Minn. Fred passed away on July 31, 2010. A member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Brownsdale, she spent many hours volunteering at the church she loved. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, and baking. She took great joy in being a homemaker.

Survivors include her three children, Betty (Nathan) Merten of Brownsdale, Eleanore (Darrel) Gordon of Adams, Minnesota, Donald (Leah) Konken of Austin; two grandchildren, Lisa (Dan) Landherr of Wyoming, Minnesota, and Paul Gordon of Brownsdale; four great-grandchildren Nathan, Tyrone, Mary and Karl Landherr of Wyoming; brother, Alfred (June) Schmidt of Rockford, Illinois; brother-in-law Walter (Bernice) Konken of Austin; two sisters-in-law Grace (Mike) Miner of Winona and Florence Beyer of Green Leaf, Wisconsin; special grandchildren Jessika Barahona of Owatonna, Marina Zapparoli of Italy, Irene Bernal of Spain, Miguel Spada of Argentina, Ahmet Ayca of Turkey, Alican Ayca of New York, Enith Espino of Panama; special great-grandchildren Attina Earl of Austin and Matthew Earl of Owatonna; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Henrietta (Lembke) Schmidt; her husband Frederick W. Konken; an infant son; granddaughters Elizabeth Rose and Marianne Margaret Konken; two infant brothers; sister and brother-in-law Frebert and Marie Ehmke.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Brownsdale with the Rev. Jeffery Sage officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Brownsdale. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
Wed., February 13, 2013

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Arthur William Gerber

1921-2013

Arthur William Gerber, 91, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday evening, February 9, 2013, at St. Marks Nursing Center in Austin, Minnesota.

Arthur was born at his parents' farm south of Taopi, Minnesota, on June 22, 1921, the son of John and Martha (Blonigan) Gerber. Arthur was married to Jurine (Johnson) Gerber on April 23, 1946, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin, Minnesota. They celebrated more than 66 years of marriage.

Arthur worked at Hormel Foods for 42 years. While employed at Hormel, he was drafted in to the Army during World War II. He was assigned to the 807 Chemical Unit of the Ninth Army Air Corps. He was stationed in Europe and served from 1942 to 1945 as a Tech 5 Corporal. Arthur has been honored by wife Jurine for services to his country by visiting the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. in 2004. She registered him on the website: www.wwiimemorial.com/.

Arthur was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Eagles and the Moose Club, where both he and Jurine loved to dance on weekends. He was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. He loved walking, biking, traveling, feeding the birds in his backyard and spending time with his family. He enjoyed talking to people and took great pleasure in joking and making them laugh.

Though he was a full blooded German, after marrying Jurine, a Norwegian, he developed a fondness for the traditional Norwegian meal of lutefisk and lefse dinners during the Christmas season. This seasonal feast is now a cherished family tradition enjoyed by his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Jurine; sons Daryl (Linda), Silver Bay, Minnesota, and Dale, Golden Valley, Minnesota; daughter Sharlyn Hall, Greenfield, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Rachelle Gerber, Sarah Stewart, Jacob Gerber and Cassidy Hall; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers Jerome, Adams, Minnesota, and Lawrence Gerber; sister-in-law Rosemary Johnson, Austin; in-laws Burnell and Phyllis Turvold, Beloit, Illinois; many nieces and nephews.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; son Sheldon; brothers Raymond and Robert Gerber; sisters Serelda Kramer and Florence Fasbender; brother-in-law Dean Johnson; sister-in-laws Elvira Johnson, Arleen Reed and Cleone Johnson; nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Arthur's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. A wake will also be held Feb. 14 at Mayer Funeral Home. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Rosary will start at 4 and a prayer service will start at 6:30 p.m. Friends may also call at the church at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. Following services, lunch will be served at the Queen of Angels Cunningham Hall. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
Wed., February 13, 2013

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Daniel Shawn Kinney

1971-2013

Daniel Shawn Kinney, 41, of Kearney, Mississippi, went to be with Jesus on February 9, 2013.

Dan was born on October 27, 1971, in Austin, Minnesota, the son of Fred and Joyce (Pleiss) Kinney. He was a 1995 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin. While attending school, he was introduced to Ann Gardner through a mutual friend, Maggie. Their first date was on Valentine’s Day in 1991. Ann knew she would marry him someday. Over the years, they stayed in touch and eventually reconnected even after he moved to Missouri in 1996. They were united in marriage on August 28, 1999, in Austin, Minnesota. Dan was a truly devoted son as well as the most loving and thoughtful husband. He adored his two children, who miss him terribly.

His love for his family and our love for him is "indescribable," said Alison, 11.

"He was my favorite person in the house," said Matthew, 6 1/2.

Dan was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey Kinney.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Ann; daughter, Alison Belle Kinney; son, Matthew Frederick Kinney; parents, Fred and Joyce Kinney all of Kearney; brothers, Steve Kinney and John Kinney; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. We will all miss his laugh and genuine smile.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, February 16 at Hidden Valley Funeral Home in Kearney. A celebration of Dan's life will be held at noon, following the visitation. The family suggests memorial contributions be made care of Hidden Valley Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald,
Wed., February 13, 2013

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LeRoy Lee Linderman

1932-2013

LeRoy Linderman, 80, of LeRoy, Minnesota, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

LeRoy Lee Linderman was born February 15, 1932, in Cresco, Minnesota, to Roy and Florence (Kilby) Linderman. He joined the U.S. Army in 1949 and was discharged in 1951. On October 11, 1952, he was united in marriage to LuluBelle Hansen and to this union three children were born: Mark, Kathy and Joel.

LeRoy was a member of the LeRoy American Legion. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his wife LuluBelle of LeRoy; his children, Mark and LuAnn Linderman of Rochester, Kathy and Tom Gasca of Stewartville, Minnesota, and Joel Linderman of LeRoy; six grandchildren, Tara (Mitch) Dvorak, Amanda Linderman, Amber Diderrich, Lindsey (Bill) Royer, Jennifer Linderman and Jordan Smith; seven great-grandchildren; one sister; Lucille (John) Crum of Mason City, Iowa; and three brothers, Dale (Karen) Linderman of Mason City, Ronald (Dianne) Linderman and Francis (Kathy) Ranc of New Hampton, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-grandson, Logan; two brothers, Robert and Darrold; and three sisters, Pauline, Alice and Dorothy.

Funeral services for LeRoy L. Linderman will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church with the Rev. Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will be in the Chester Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
Thu., February 14, 2013

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Audrey Elaine (Davis) Hurmence

1925-2013

Audrey Elaine Hurmence, 87, of Austin, Minnesota, died February 10, 2013, with her loving family at her side.

Audrey was born on December 29, 1925, on a farm in Fayette County, Iowa. The eldest of three daughters born to Oakley and Marie (Bennington) Davis, Audrey graduated from Fayette High School in 1943 and attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, where she graduated on August 9, 1946, with a bachelor of arts degree.

One day later, she married Wayne Hurmence at the Methodist Church in Fayette, Iowa. Audrey taught high school business courses in Maynard and Randalia, Iowa, over the next two years while Wayne finished his college degree. They taught high school for a year in Graettinger, Iowa, and then moved to Independence, Iowa, where they started their family. In 1951, they moved to Austin, Minn., where they lived for the rest of their lives.

Audrey was a homemaker for 25 years raising her five children. In the mid 1970's she returned to work after brushing up her professional business skills at the Austin Community College. She worked for 20 years as a bookkeeper and an officer for the Minnesota Trust Company.

Audrey lived a faith-filled life. She and Wayne joined First United Methodist Church in Austin where she was an active member for 62 years. She was a Sunday School teacher, a Vacation Bible School teacher, newsletter editor, and was active in women’s groups and Circle. In later years, she established her own ministry to senior church members by sending personal cards recognizing their special occasions. She also held several leadership positions within the church and combined her faith and love of music through singing in the chancel choir and the contemporary music group. She and Wayne were also active in Questers.

Audrey was also active in the community serving as PTA treasurer, Girl Scout leader, a Miss Minnesota Pageant chaperone and a member of the Austin Symphony Chorus. She also enjoyed photography and took great pleasure in planning and taking touring vacations to visit U.S. historical landmarks and the natural beauty of America with her family.

Audrey is survived by her four daughters, the Rev. Mary Hurmence, Lakeville, Minnesota; Helen Hurmence, Chaska, Minnesota; Carol (Brian) Eidt, McLean, Virginia; Sharon (Steven) Weber, St. Paul, Minnesota; and son, John (Jackie) Hurmence, Caledonia, Michigan; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Norma (Bob) Mentzer, Tucson, Arizona; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Hurmence; her parents, Oakley and Marie Davis; sister Shirley Livingstone; and daughter-in-law, Margaret.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Music Program; to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, for heart failure research; or to Seasons Hospice of Rochester.

Funeral Services will be held at First United Methodist Church, Austin, Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Ted G. Colescott officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery, Fayette. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald,
Thu., February 14, 2013

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LaDonna G. (Ploof) Hoffman

1931-2013

LaDonna G. Hoffman, 82, of Austin, Minnesota, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

LaDonna was born January 5, 1931, in Rochester, Minnesota, to Callan and Theresa Ploof. LaDonna attended Rochester Public Schools until she moved to Austin with her family and graduated from Austin High School. On May 9, 1954, she was united in marriage to Robert Hoffman. LaDonna was a member of Grace Baptist Church and worked for Hormel for a short time before quitting to be a homemaker. Her hobbies were helping her husband in his woodworking shop and gardening. She loved the outdoors, mowing the lawn and helping her neighbors. She would just be there to listen and visit with friends. When her children were small she would take them to A&W every Saturday. Her grandchildren were a huge part of her life. She took them shopping, had sleepovers and baked cookies for them.

LaDonna was preceded in death by her parents and husband Robert.

Survivors include her children, Brad Hoffman of Brainerd, Minnesota, Lynn Kinnear (Randy Cardwell) of Waite Park, Minn.; grandchildren, Samantha Kinnear (Jon Williams) and Alex Kinnear all from Austin; sister Theresa Grover of Euless, Texas; brothers Berwyn Ploof of Austin and David Ploof (Patty) of Rapid City, South Dakota; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for LaDonna Hoffman will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Faith Evangelical Free Church at noon, officiated by Pastor Gordon Larson. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at: www.mayerfh.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
Thu., February 14, 2013

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Robert Michael Anderley

1955-2013

Robert Michael Anderley, 58, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, February 9, 2013, after a long battle with chronic lung disease.

Bob was born January 26, 1955, in Austin to Virgil and Arlene Anderley. He was a CNC machinist for numerous companies. He had a passion for drawing and painting, loved to fish, ride bike, play basketball with his nieces and nephews, and he played a mean air guitar.

Bob loved his many friends and had a generous spirit and kindness to those in need. He will be sadly missed by all.

Survivors include his daughters, Amber Anderley and Kham Chandy, Austin, Katie Anderley, Mankato, Minnesota; granddaughter, Kasey Chandy, Austin; parents, Virgil and Arlene Anderley, Austin; siblings, Jerry and Mary Anderley, Maplewood, Minnesota, Dianne and John Ludvigsen, Austin, Minnesota, David Anderley, Minneapolis, Joan and Michael Hinks, Shelbyville, Illinois, Dennis and Dottie Anderley, Austin, Minnesota, Lisa and Ted Conradt, Lyle, Minnesota; nieces and nephews; special friends, Thomas Barrett, Jackie Witt, Dave King.

He is preceded in death by his ex-wife, Bonnie Anderley; niece, Amy Ludvigsen; grandparents.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church. There will be a 7 p.m. wake service on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. and also 1/2 hour before the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
Thu., February 14, 2013

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Lucille E. (Yarwood) Kjarum

1930-2013

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Lucille E. Kjarum, 82, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.

Lucille was born on April 21, 1930, in Lansing, Minnesota, to Guy and Hazel (Wilson) Yarwood. She graduated from Austin High School and was married Roy A. Kjarum on December 18, 1948, in Austin. Lucille worked in food service at the Austin High School Cafeteria for 27 years.

Lucille was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church. She adored her great-grandchildren, enjoyed spending time with all of her family and spending summers at the cabin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roy and eight siblings.

Lucille is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Mike Hangge, Arden Hills, Minnesota, Judi and Dan McMullen, Conifer, Colorado; son and daughter-in-law: Jon and Megen Kjarum, St. Paul, Minnesota; grandchildren, Kristin, Aaron, Jae, Jenni and Jeff; great-grandchildren, Arissa, Ashlyn Aubrey, Caden, Sam, Avery and Lilly; sisters, Alta Gaines, Austin, Marion (Joe) Wolf, Reseda, Calif.; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 18 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Todd Portinga, AiM officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Monday for one hour before the service. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.

Austin Daily Herald,
Thu., February 14, 2013


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Lucille E. Kjarum, 82, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2013 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Todd Portinga, AiM officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be at the church on Monday for one hour before the service.

Interment: Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Austin Daily Herald, Feb. 16, 2013

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Donald D. Turner

1932-2013

Donald D. Turner, 80, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at his home.

Donald was born on March 17, 1932, in Austin to George and Anna (Record) Turner. After attending Austin High School, he received his GED while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Don was stationed in many places in the U.S., including Georgia, Texas and New Mexico. After his discharge, he returned home to Austin where he worked various jobs before starting with 7-Up Bottling Company, where he worked for 18 years. He then took a job with Jim Lebens Ford in Austin, finishing his working years as a security guard for Hormel Foods. On Sept. 16, 1950, he married Beverly Stundahl at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. They celebrated their 61st anniversary on Sept. 16, 2011. Beverly passed away on May 21, 2012. The couple enjoyed traveling, and spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughter, Deborah Christofferson of Owatonna; son Donald S. (Patty) Turner of Afton, Minn.; three grandchildren, Beth (Matt) Kunkel of Mankato, and Jesse and Cody Christofferson of Owatonna; sister, Georgia Nelson of Austin; sisters-in-law Merlene Smith and Sandra (Bill) Knopf of Rochester, Joyce Stundahl, Shirley Stundahl and Rose Stundahl, all of Austin; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Beverly; his parents George and Anna Turner; sister and brother-in-law Lillian (Lloyd) Gaul; brothers-in-law Donald Nelson, Everett Stundahl, Melvin Stundahl, Duane Stundahl and Charlie Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Pastor Karen Grandall officiating. Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Worlein Funeral Home. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald,
Thu., February 14, 2013

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Grace Barbara (Schnirring) Gillette

c1923-2013

Grace Barbara Gillette, 89, of Brownsdale, Minnesota, passed away at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center on February 12, 2013.

Grace was born in Waltham, Minnesota, to her parents, Walter and Leitha (Patterson) Schnirring. She was baptized at the Hayfield Presbyterian Church where she was a lifetime member. She attended Waltham Elementary School and graduated from Hayfield High School. She also graduated from the Austin Teacher Training Department and from Winona State College with a teaching degree.

She married Robert Lowell Gillette at the Hayfield Presbyterian Church on June 14, 1944. They lived in St. Paul during World War II, where they both worked in a government plant where cannons and guns were manufactured for use in World War II.

After the war, they moved to Waltham for several years and then moved to the Gillette family's Century Farm (Homestead Acres) near Brownsdale. This farm has been in the family since 1833. Grace returned to her 45-year teaching career. She taught in schools in the Waltham, Sargeant, Hayfield and Brownsdale areas. After retirement, she organized the Brownsdale Schools PIE organization. Another of her achievements was the writing of the history book of Brownsdale 1856-1996. The proceeds from the sales of the books were donated to the Brownsdale School. She was instrumental in the creation of the present Brownsdale Library, which was later named The Brownsdale, Grace Gillette, Public Library.

She is survived by her son Keith and Charlotte (Wencl) Gillette, Brownsdale; grandson, Ryan and Sara (Prihoda) Gillette, Brownsdale; granddaughter Andrea and Clinton Gerner, St. Paul, Minnesota; great-grandchildren William, Steven and Betsy Gillette, Brownsdale; and Elayna Gerner, St. Paul; sisters, Doris Schneider, Austin, Minnesota, and June Houck, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; sisters-in-law Connie Schnirring, Waltham and Glenda Schnirring, Hastings, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Robert Gillette; her parents Walter and Leitha Schnirring; her four brothers, Wayne, Dale, Walter and Erwin Schnirring; and sisters-in-law Phyllis Schnirring and Eva Schnirring.

A memorial open house will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Brownsdale Community Center. Her wish was to have her body donated to the Mayo System for Medical Research as her husband had donated his body before her. The family requests memorials to be given to The 203 Education Foundation, Brownsdale Elementary School, or the Brownsdale Grace Gillette Public Library.

Austin Daily Herald online
February 15, 2013

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David Jerome Miller

1949-2013

David Jerome Miller, 63, of Austin, Minnesota, died unexpectedly at the Twin Towers on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

David was born May 27, 1949, in Austin to Robert and Mabel Miller. He grew up in Austin, where he graduated from high school. David was the assistant manager of the Sinclair stations for 10 years and after that he worked at the thrift store at the Mower County Senior Center.

David enjoyed playing darts, attending hockey games, playing cards and going to the casino.

Survivors include two sisters, Darlene Bos, Austin, and Chris Castle, Rochester; a brother, Ronald (Judy) Miller, Austin; sister-in-law, Sharon Miller, Austin; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Darwin "Teats" Miller and Jim Miller; his niece, Tammy Bos.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Mayer Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Christiansen officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Tuesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.

Austin Daily Herald online
February 15, 2013

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Ardell O. Blume

c1940-2012

Ardell O. Blume, 72, Grand Prairie, Texas

Ardell O. Blume, 72, of Grand Prairie, Texas, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away at his home on December 16, 2012.

He is survived by his sisters, Arlene (Donald) Chapek and Rose Nelson; one brother, Mike Blume of Twin Falls, Idaho; and one son, Jamie Blume of Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Blessed be his memory.

Austin Daily Herald online
February 15, 2013

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Marilyn Lorraine (Wilsie) King

1924-2013

Marilyn Lorraine King, 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Prairie Manor in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.

Marilyn was born December 6, 1924, in Grand Meadow, Minnesota, to Lynn and Opal Wilsie. Marilyn grew up in Grand Meadow where she graduated from high school. She later went on to marry Paul J. King and they made their home in Austin. Marilyn was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing cards and hand stitching rugs, but her greatest joy was listening to high school basketball games on the radio.

Survivors include her children, Carol King, Albert Lea, Minnesota, Dennis (Ann-Marie) King, Shakopee, Minn., Lynn (Kevin) Theobald, Austin, David (Deb) King, Austin, Scott (Penny) King, Austin; six grandchildren, Troy and Norie Anderson, Albert Lea, Tracy and Greg Lukes, Austin, Travis and Angie Anderson, Austin, Nicolas Finholdt, Austin, Christopher King, Maplewood, Minnesota; six great-grandchildren, Heather, Skyler, Ryan, Tanner and Emmie Anderson, Cale Finholdt; two nephews, Michael, Rochester, Minn., Jay, Byron, Minnesota.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul; parents; son, Brian; sister, Loreen.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Mayer Funeral Home with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Saturday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Austin Daily Herald online
February 19, 2013

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Mary Marcella (Carroll) Durben

1931-2013

Mary Marcella (Carroll) Durben, 82, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

She was born on January 28, 1931, in Austin, the daughter of Edward and Martha Carroll. On February 20, 1954, she married Norman Durben at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. They farmed in the Meyer, Iowa, area for many years. Norman started working at Hormel in Austin in 1970. They moved to Stacyville, Iowa, in 1973. In 1982, they moved to Austin, where they retired.

Mary enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and children, reading, being Irish and playing cards. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Stacyville, the VFW Auxiliary of Osage, and the Golden Age Club of Austin. She will be remembered for her very infectious laugh.

Survivors include her husband, Norman Durben, Austin; three daughters, Pat Levorson, St. Ansgar, Iowa, Rose (Keith) Hemann, Iowa City, Iowa, Judy (Michael) Starr, Rochester, Minn.; two sons, Michael (Trudy) Durben, Austin, Jerome (Lara) Durben, Buffalo, Minn.; son-in-law, John (Sarah) Peterson, Lanesboro, Minn.; 13 grandchildren, Kristy Levorson, Kimberly (Cory) Nelson, Tiffany Burlingame, Jason (Lori Duit) Hemann, Lindsey (David) Brandon, Chandler, Corbin and Kayla Starr, Katlyn, Erik, Andrew and Isabelle Peterson, Joseph Durben; two great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Burlingame and Parker Nelson.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Joseph Carroll; daughter, Diane Durben-Peterson.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. There will be a 4 p.m. CCW rosary 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 Friday. Interment will be in Visitation Cemetery in Stacyville, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to donor's choice. Online condolences may be left at www.mayerfh.com.

Austin Daily Herald online
February 19, 2013

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Merton Arthur DeBoer

1925-2013

Merton Arthur DeBoer, 87, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, at home surrounded by his children, grandchildren, sister, brother and favorite nephew. After 22 years, he joined the love of his life, together again forever in Heaven.

Merton was born March 8, 1925, to Henry "Hank" and Helen (Bryza) DeBoer in Dexter, Minn. He was the seventh child of eight. Mert married Vernetta Klapperick on November 22, 1947. In the bright red house they raised their seven kids. According to family history, they had the first set of DeBoer twins.

Mert worked at Hormel for 45 years. In his younger years, he could be seen around town with his bobcat and dump truck plowing snow, mowing ditches, and doing dirt work and cemetery care. He was always there for anyone needing help. Work was his favorite pastime.

Mert was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marines.

Survivors include his children, LaVonne (Phil) Jackson, Parker, Colorado, Ginger Taylor, San Tan Valley, Arizona, Hope (Tom) Wurster, Medford, Minnesota, Holly Allen, Austin, Hal DeBoer, Syracuse, N.Y., Sidney DeBoer, Austin; daughter-in-law, Frances DeBoer, Austin; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Viola Stahl, Austin; brother, Lynn DeBoer, Stewartville, Minnesota.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife; son, Timmy; two sons-in-law, Randy and Milo; parents; two sisters; three brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Mayer Funeral Home with Father John Traufler officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and also one hour before the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Thursday. Interment will be in the Dexter Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.

Austin Daily Herald online
February 19, 2013

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Harry L. Morgan

c1903-1965

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DEATHS

HARRY MORGAN

Harry L. Morgan 61, died unexpectedly on Saturday at his home at 1502 4th Ave. NW, after suffering a heart attack.

He was employed by George A. Hormel and Company. Surviving are his widow, Ora; two sons, Ralph Morgan, Owatonna and Royal Morgan, Austin; daughter, Mrs. Gary (Rosemary) Stephens, Austin; a granddaughter, Lana Lee Stephens, Austin; three brothers, David of Ottertail, Minnesota, and Myron of Claremont, Minnesota; a sister, Mrs. Alfred (Blanche) Hansen, Austin; a half-sister, Mrs. J.O. (Ruth) Martin, Kansas City, Missouri; a half-brother, William Pilgrim, Mason City.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday.


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FUNERALS

MORGAN-- Funeral services for Harry L. Morgan, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Rev. Knutson officiating, interment will be in Grand view memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Freeborn Funeral Home, Albert Lea, and at the church one hour before services.

Austin Herald, Monday,
6-21-1965, page 10, col. 1&2


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Harry L. Morgan, 61, died at his home in Austin on June 19.

Harry was in Grocery Products Cold Storage for most of his 23 years with Hormel.

His survivors include his wife, Ora; two sons, Ralph of Owatonna, Minnesota, and Royal of Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Gary Stephens (Rosemary), Credit Dept. at the Austin office; and one granddaughter.

Obituary is from the Hormel News Magazine,
September 1, 1965, page 22.
(Credit: Mark Ashley)

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Annie (Vogelsang) Vermilyea

1927-2013

Annie "Ann" Vermilyea, 85, of Dexter, Minnesota, died Monday, February 18, 2013, at Our House Memory Care in Austin after a heroic battle with Lewy Body dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

The daughter of George and Reka (Hofdman) Vogelsang, Annie was born on May 20, 1927, on the family farm. She was the fifth of 12 children. She attended the Monitor Rural School through eighth grade, and then two years of high school in Elkton, Minn. Ann often told of milking 20 cows alone on Monday nights so the family could attend the free movie in Dexter.

On November 22, 1945, she married Everett Vermilyea at St. John's Lutheran Church in Elkton. To this union five children were born. Ann worked as a waitress at Nickerson Farms and the Windmill Restaurant. A member of Dexter United Methodist Church, Ann taught Sunday school and belonged to the Evening Circle. She was an avid bowler and won many trophies. She liked playing cards (500) in the Monitor Neighbors Card Club, going to the casino and gardening flowers and vegetables. Her greatest love was doing daycare, which she did for 20 years. These children came to be like family to Ann.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Everett Vermilyea of Dexter; her children Kenneth (Elaine) Vermilyea of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Ronald (Kaloha) Vermilyea of Bull Shoals, Arkansas, Daniel (Joyce) Vermilyea of Austin, Cathy (Dave) Braaten of Dexter; daughter-in-law Colleen Vermilyea of West Concord, Minnesota; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Halvorson of Phoenix, Arizona, Helen (Ralph) Colberg of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Clara Vasey of Austin, Margaret Schraefel of Austin; two brothers George Vogelsang of Mammoth Springs, Arkansas, and John Vogelsang of Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Reka Vogelsang; a son, Dean Vermilyea on May 2, 2010; a granddaughter Kim Vermilyea; five brothers Lupke, Bernard, Rudy, Henry, and Fred.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Dexter United Methodist Church with the Rev. Karen Ashton officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dexter United Methodist Church, and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Interment will be in the Dexter Cemetery. 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, 2/20/2013

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