MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 112

 

 

Pastor Paul Floyd Brown

1948-2009

Bivocational Pastor

Pastor Paul Floyd Brown, 60, of Austin, died on August 9, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

He was born Aug. 29, 1948 in Taylorville, Ill. to Paul and Carmen (Floyd) Brown. He graduated from the Taylorville High School and Purdue University in 1970 with a BS degree in Industrial Management. He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 until 1973. Paul was married to Carol Jean Heck on June 17, 1972. After his army service, Paul began working for the El Paso Natural Gas Co. In 1978 he recommitted his life to the Lord Jesus Christ and felt called by God to serve him fully. He received a masters of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1983 and came to Austin in 1984 as a church pastor in Austin and Albert Lea. Paul was a bivocational pastor, pastoring the Austin Baptist Chapel until his death and working for the U.S. Postal Service.

A true commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ was his goal for himself and for others. He lived for the Lord in sincerity and lived his life with integrity. His goal was to lead others to a true, vibrant, obedient and loving relationship with the Lord. He wanted to be used by God to help develop true disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, and not just disciples in name only. He wanted people to realize that, though we are living in this world, a true disciple is a citizen of Heaven and as we focus on Jesus, he will empower us to respond to the things, the situations, the problems of this world in a way that glorifies our Father in Heaven.

Paul was a sports fan and particularly loved baseball, especially the statistics, and auto racing. He actually got to drive a NASCAR racing car this spring, but his real love was Jesus and his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Micah Sterling Perez.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Jean Brown, Austin; daughters and their families: Michelle (Joe) DeClue, Joseph, Kyle, Bethanie, Mitchel and Adinah, Austin; Jennifer (Ruben) Perez, Hannah, Gideon and Timothy, Austin; Cheryl (Jeff) Folz, Clara and Sylvia, Evansville, Ill.; Kimberly Brown, Austin.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, August 13, 2009 at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Robert Ray officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Austin. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and for one hour before the service on Thursday. The family prefers memorials to the Austin Baptist Chapel or to Neuroendocrine Carcinoma research. Honorary Bearers will be Mitchel DeClue and Gideon Perez. Casket Bearers will be Ruben Perez, Joe DeClue, Joseph DeClue, Jeff Folz, Mark Aase and Caleb Rhodes.

[Austin Daily Herald - Aug. 11, 2009]

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Steven Gary Buck

1967-2009

Steven Gary Buck, 42, of Victorville, Calif., formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died on July 24, 2009 at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif. after suffering a stroke.

He was born on May 12, 1967 in Duluth, Minn.. His parents are Philip (Lucinda) Buck and Wendy (Larry) Noelker. He graduated from Austin High School in 1985. He served eight years in the United States Air Force. Steven enjoyed golfing and boating.

He is survived by his daughter, Julie; son, Steven, Victorville, Calif.; father, Philip (Lucinda), Austin; mother, Wendy (Larry) Noelkee, California; brothers, Dean (Lynn), San Antonio, Texas, Rob (Leticia), Germany, Rick, Victorville; sisters, Karen Howard, England, Kris (Robert) Scott, Little Rock, Ark., Karena (Jeff) Burkhardt, Tacoma, Wash., Kylene Vick, Seattle.

He is preceded in death by a grandmother and grandfather.

A service was held on August 3, 2009 at Desert View Funeral Home in Victorville with Pastor Steeve Arseneault officiating. The casket bearers were Dino Forgia, Jeffrey Bell, Tony Nocelo, Cory Adlerblum, Jason Rubalcava and Ben Ford. Interment was in Desert View Memorial Park in Victorville.

[Austin Daily Herald - Aug. 11, 2009]

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Mary J. (Smith) Gladding

1925-2009

Mary Jean (Smith) Gladding, 84, of Rochester, Minnesota, died on August 2, 2009, at Stewartville Care Center in Stewartville, Minnesota, where she resided since July 15, 2009.

Mary Jean was born May 6, 1925, in Austin, the daughter of Arthur and Mary (Murphy) Smith. She graduated from St. Augustine High School and worked at the Hormel office until her marriage to Russell Gladding on Sept. 25, 1954. They had three sons and resided in Lincoln Park, Mich. They later divorced.

She enjoyed reading, photography and spending time with her family and friends. She moved to Rochester and resided at the Park Towers apartments and then Central Towers for the past several years.

She is survived by two sons, Paul (Margie) Gladding, Newark, Calif., Lance Gladding, Newark; three grandchildren: Paul, Laura and Jennifer; sister, Madelyn, Austin; sister-in-law, Joann Smith, Austin; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel, who died Nov. 27, 1967 in Lincoln Park; and four brothers: Edmund, John, Wayne and Richard Smith.

A memorial service will be held at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin, on Friday, Aug. 14, at 10 am. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Austin. Rochester Cremation Services, Rochester, are handling the services.

[Austin Daily Herald - Aug. 11, 2009]

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Clara May (Torgerson) Nelson

1915-2009

Clara May Nelson, 94, formerly of Austin, died on August 7, 2009 at Charter House, Rochester where she resided.

Clara May Torgerson was born to Lourntz G. and Emma (Nelson) Torgerson on March 21, 1915 in Moscow, Minn. She married Glen S. Nelson 75 years ago on Aug. 30, 1936 at First United Methodist Church in Austin. Clara was a homemaker, and with her husband Glen, was in business in Austin. They owned Nelson’s Super Market and Nelson’s Wheel Estates Mobile Home Park. Clara was a member of First United Methodist Church in Austin where she was a lay leader, secretary of the Administrative Board and president of the Women’s Society. She was also a member of the Art and Travel Club, P.T.A., League of Women Voters, Zonta International, the Red Cross Grey Ladies and the Girl Scouts.   Clara and Glen lived in Austin all their married lives until they made their home at Charter House in Rochester in 2003.

Surviving are her husband, Glen; son, Leighton S. (Barbara) Nelson, Dunnellon, Fla. and Rochester, Minn.; daughter, Audrey M. Nelson, Punta Gorda, Fla. and Rochester; five grandchildren, Janell Ann Nelson, Craig Bernatz, Scott Bernatz, Lori Loverink and Brad Bernatz; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; Alyce Ashley and Hazel Bondank.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009 at First United Methodist Church in Austin with the Reverend Patricia Toschak officiating. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. The Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is in charge of the arrangements for the family. The family prefers memorials to the Charter House, Rochester or First United Methodist Church of Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald - Aug. 11, 2009]

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Karen Lee (Buringa) Olson

1941-2009

Karen Lee Olson, 68, of Caledonia, Minn., died on Aug. 3, 2009 in Rochester, Minn. after a lengthy illness.

She was born July 6, 1941 in Austin to John and Hope (Snell) Buringa. She married Larry Norman Olson on April 16, 1960 in Northwood Iowa. They had three children, Terry Olson of Nederland, Colo., Scott Olson and Stacy Hughes both of Longmont, Colo.

The family moved to Longmont in 1973 where Karen worked for Boulder County Mental Health Center until her retirement in 2001. She returned to Minnesota in 2006 and resided there until her death. She loved the bright energy of her grandchildren and enjoyed her many arts and crafts hobbies. If she was not playing cards with friends or family, you could find here enjoying her passion for reading. She was also known for her large doll collection.

She is survived by her children; two grandchildren, Keshia Hughes, Longmont and Aric Olson, Nederland; siblings, Rick Buringa, Longmont, Kathy Mueske, Rochester, Minn., Jan Fontaine, Helena, Mont. and David Buringa, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 at the Longmont Moose Lodge, 2200 Pratt Street at 10 a.m.

Condolences can be sent to PO Box 871, Nederland, Colorado, 80466.

[Austin Daily Herald - August 13, 2009]

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Donald H. Ramsey

1909-1969

Donald H. Ramsey
Born: March 15, 1909
Died March 1969, Nebraska

Donald H. Ramsey was born to Andrew H. Ramsey and Jennie Mae (Hopfe) Ramsey on March 15, 1909 in Iowa. He died on March 19, 1969, suddenly, at his home in Beatrice, Nebraska.

A former Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, resident, he is survived by his widow, Mildred; by his daughter Kathleen; and by a son, William, serving with the armed forces in Vietnam.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday.

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Mower County, Minnesota.

Obituary of Mother, Jennie Mae Ramsey

Obituary of Father, Andrew H. Ramsey

Information provided by Kathy McConnell, August 2009

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Mary K. (McGuire) Dombrock

1920-2009

Mary Katherine Dombrock, 89, of Austin, died on Aug. 9, 2009 at the Austin Medical Center.

Mary was born July 11, 1920 in Austin to William and Rose (Strejn) McGuire. On Sept. 2, 1939 she was united in marriage to LeRoy W. Dombrock in Osage, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1984. Mary was a wife and mother. She loved to read and she enjoyed cooking for her family. Everyone she met was touched by her beautiful spirit and loving heart. She hugged everyone and made you feel special. Survivors include five children, David (Judy) Dombrock, Tacoma, Wash., Paul Dombrock, Owatonna, Craig Dombrock, Austin, Doug Dombrock, Austin, Tori (Curt) Evans, Austin; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, JoAnn (Bill) Piekney, Vienna, Va., Alvin Backlund, San Diego, Calif., Darwin Backlund, San Angelo, Texas.

In addition to her husband of 45 years, she is preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. There will be a 4 p.m. CCW rosary and a 7:30 p.m. wake service on Friday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

The honorary casket bearers will be Joshua Evans, Derek Dombrock, Adam Dombrock and Kevin Dombrock. The casket bearers will be Jacob Evans, Carl Wheeler, Nick Johnson, Dameon Dombrock, Michael Dombrock and Eddie Dybevik.

[Austin Daily Herald - August 13, 2009]

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Catherine H. (DeBoer) Stahl

1923-2009

Catherine H. Stahl, 86, of Austin, died on August 12, 2009 at Austin Medical Center.

She was born on June 11, 1923 to Henry and Helen (Bryza) DeBoer in Dexter, Minn. where she grew up and attended school. She married Henry Stahl on November 28, 1942 in Brownsdale. A lifelong Austin area resident, Catherine enjoyed country western music and dancing, embroidering and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include three sons, Roger Stahl, Kenneth (Linjee) Stahl and David (Sara Shaw) Stahl, all of Austin; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Viola Stahl, Austin; two brothers, Merton DeBoer, Austin and Lynn (Angie) DeBoer, Stewartville; sister-in-law, Maxine DeBoer; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Dennis; sister, Evelyn; brothers, Kenneth, Sydney and Jacob.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 17, 2009 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Grandview Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to donors' choice.

[Austin Daily Herald - August 13, 2009]

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Robert M. Shada

1943-2009

Robert M. Shada, age 66, of Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at his home.

He was born July 16, 1943 to Joseph and Clara (Phillips) Shada in Austin, where he became a lifelong resident. He worked at Quality Pork Products for over 20 years and enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

Survivors include a son, Philip Shada, Madison, S.D.; daughter, Jeanette Riveros, Austin; adopted son, Thomas Murphy, Austin; four grandchildren, Leticia, Anthonio, Mathias and Selena; two brothers, Ronald (Val) Shada, Walker, Iowa; Jerry (Martha) Shada, Cedar Point, Iowa; many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Joseph.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14, 2009 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment of ashes at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the family.

[Austin Daily Herald - August 13, 2009]

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Iola Shirley (Carlson) Harrington

1922-2009

#1:

LEROY, MINNESOTA - Funeral services for Iola S. Harrington will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2009, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church in LeRoy, Minn., with the Rev Thomas Kolden officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery Beaver Township Fillmore County.

Iola Harrington, 87, formerly of LeRoy and Grand Meadow died at Spring Valley Senior Living where she had been for one day.

Iola Shirley Harrington was born July 11, 1922 in Corning, Minn., to Sanford Carlson and Ida Williamson Carlson. She attended school through the eighth grade and was united in marriage to Everett E. Harrington on Sept. 21, 1940, in Osage, Iowa, and together they farmed in Beaver Twp.

Iola was also a Homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting animals, table cloths, doilies and many other items. She liked doing word search puzzles and watching "Wheel of Fortune" and the Minnesota Twins. She also enjoyed fishing, camping traveling and her La-Z-Boy recliner.

She is survived by her six children: Barb (Loren) Berge of Osage; Dick (Sandra) Harrington of Charles City; Bob (Pat) Harrington of LeRoy, Minn.; Eileen (Roger E.) Tienter of Grand Meadow, Minn.; Bonnie (Glen) McKenna of Chester, Iowa and Randy (Debbie ) Harrington of Rochester, Minn.; 26 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by one sister, Lorna Stern of Rockford, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Lois Carlson of Rochester, Minn., a brother-in-law, Butch Mayzlik of Austin, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on July 2, 1978; one granddaughter, Lori; and a great-grandson, Andy; three brothers, Polly, Sally and Roger; and two sisters, Ruth and Donna Mae.

Friends may call at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Friday Aug. 7, 2009, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. www.hindtfuneralhomes.com

[Published in the Mason City Globe Gazette, 8/7/2009]


#2:

Iola Harrington, 87, formerly of LeRoy and Grand Meadow died at Spring Valley Senior Living where she had been for one day.

Iola Shirley Harrington was born July 11, 1922 in Corning, Minn. to Sanford Carlson and Ida Williamson Carlson. She attended school through the eighth grade and was united in marriage to Everett E. Harrington on Sept. 21, 1940 in Osage, Iowa., and together they farmed in Beaver Township. Iola was also a homemaker.

She enjoyed crocheting animals, table cloths, doilies and many other items. She liked doing word search puzzles and watching “Wheel of Fortune” and the Minnesota Twins. She also enjoyed fishing, camping traveling and her La-Z-Boy recliner.

She is survived by her six children: Barb (Loren) Berge, Osage, Iowa, Dick (Sandra) Harrington, Charles City, Iowa, Bob (Pat) Harrington, LeRoy, Minn., Eileen (Roger E.) Tienter, Grand Meadow, Minn., Bonnie (Glen) McKenna, Chester, Iowa and Randy (Debbie ) Harrington, Rochester, Minn.; 26 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Lorna Stern, Rockford, Iowa; sister-in-law, Lois Carlson, Rochester, Minn.; brother-in-law, Butch Mayzlik, Austin, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on July 2, 1978; a granddaughter, Lori; great-grandson, Andy; three brothers, Polly, Sally and Roger and two sisters, Ruth and Donna Mae.

Friends may call at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009 and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2009 at the LeRoy Lutheran Church in LeRoy with the Rev. Thomas Kolden officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery Beaver Township Fillmore County.

[Austin Daily Herald online - August 6, 2009]

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Olaf H. Dahl

1870-1942

0. H. DAHL DIES IN LYLE, MINN.

LYLE, MINNESOTA - O. H. Dahl of Lyle. Minn., former state senator, died Thursday. Dahl served four terms in the Minnesota senate, from 1925 to 1933, from the Mower county district. He was a mayor here for 12 years.

[Mason City Globe-Gazette - Friday, June 12, 1942]

NOTES:

1. Olaf's mother was Serianna Dahl, who died in 1927.

2. According to "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present" - Olaf H. Dahl, served in the House from 1925 to 1932, in District 5 (Mower county). When first elected he was non-partisan. When first elected he was a resident of Lyle, Minnesota, and was in the Mercantile business, and formerly a miller.

3. Olaf was born on November 19, 1870 on a farm in Rock county, Wisconsin. He moved to Mitchell County, Iowa at a young age with his family. He was educated in Mitchell county, Iowa, public schools. He moved to Lyle, Minnesota in 1904. He died on June 11, 1942.

4. When first elected, he was married and had one daughter.

5. In 1927 he had a brother, Arthur, who was the "singing evangelist." Other siblings include: Mrs. L. A. Sherman of Austin, Henry Ingwald, Mrs. Ida Fedson, Tom, Mrs. Rena Ames of Lyle, and Sigurd Dahl of Seattle.

6. The Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona, Iowa shows:

Dahl, Olaf H., 1869 -- Jun. 11, 1942

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Serianna Dahl

Died 1927

#1:

ATTEND FUNERAL AT LYLE.

OSAGE, IOWA - December 13, 1927 — Mrs. Elmer Whitaker went to Lyle Monday to attend the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Serianna Dahl, mother of Representative Olaf Dahl and Arthur Dahl, the singing evangelist.

Other children surviving are: Mrs. L. A. Sherman, Austin, Minn.; Henry Ingwald, Mrs. Ida Fedson, Tom, Mrs. Rena Ames of Lyle, and Sigurd Dahl, Seattle.

The services were held at in the Lutheran Church at Lyle.

[Waterloo Daily Courier - Tuesday, December 13, 1927]


#2: NOTES:

Photo from STANDARD HISTORICAL ATLAS OF MITCHELL COUNTY IOWA, 1911.

Birth: Feb. 18, 1851
Death: Dec. 9, 1927

Spouse:
Hans O. Dahl (1845-1908)

Children:
Henry Gustav Dahl (1871-1956)
Thomas John Dahl (1881-1958)
Ida Henrietta Dahl Fedson (1884-1971)

Inscription:
"MOTHER"

Burial:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona, Mitchell County, Iowa
Buried next to Hans O. Dahl.

(Credit: K. Pike)

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Roy Edward Carter

1928-2009


Birth: Feb. 3, 1928
Death: Jan. 3, 2009

Roy Edward Carter, 80, of Grand Meadow, Minnesota, died on January 3, 2009 at the Golden Living Center Rochester Health Care East.

Roy was born on February 3, 1928 in Mower County, to Clarence and Lenore (Kelley) Carter. He attended Grand Meadow Schools and then entered the United States Air Force. After his discharge he attended trade school. On Sept. 3, 1950 he married Maxine "Mickey" Carter at St Olaf Church in Austin. Roy operated Carter Sanitation and owned Roy's 66 Service, Salvage and Towing of Grand Meadow. After 43 years in business he retired in 1999. His work was his hobby and he enjoyed helping others.

He is survived by his five children: Monnasue "Toodie" (Bob) Bremer, Rochester, Minn., DarcyRae (Rick) Arden, Forrest Lake, Minn., SharaAnn "Sherry" ( Jim) Thorson, Lynnea "Gus" (Wayne) Olson and Shannon (John) Klein all of Grand Meadow; by 11 grandchildren: Ryan Permeh, Amir Permeh, Nathan Arden, Nicole Sell, Tyson Arden, Devlan Thorson, Kainun Thorson, Damon Goodsell, Shayna Falck, Jeremiah Falck and Alyx Falck; by five great-grandchildren; and by one brother, Paul (Ingrid) Carter, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, Kimmerey; granddaughter, Sayer Thorson and two brothers, Earl and Joseph.

Funeral services for Roy Edward Carter will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2009 at the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church in Grand Meadow, Minn., with the Reverend Ann Siverling Officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Grand Meadow Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Family links:
Father: Clarence E. Carter (1892 - 1958)
Mother: Lenore Hope Kelley Carter (1900 - 1985)

Wife: Maxine L. Kittleson Carter

Burial:
Grand Meadow Cemetery
Grand Meadow, Minnesota

Information provided by Kathy McConnell, Aug. 2009

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Maxine L. "Mickey" Kittleson Carter

1933-2005

Birth: May 13, 1933, Iowa
Death: Apr. 25, 2005, Minnesota

Mickey Carter, 71, of Grand Meadow, died Monday, April 25, 2005 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Olmsted county, Minnesota.

Maxine Linda Kittleson was born on May 13, 1933 in Mitchell, Iowa to Ben and Hazel Kittleson. She attended country schools through the eighth grade and on September 3, 1950 she married Roy Carter at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota and together they lived in Grand Meadow the majority of her life. She and her husband operated Carter Sanitation and owned Roy's Towing of Grand Meadow. She also worked for the Grand Meadow Healthcare Center until the time she became ill in 2000. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, shopping, flower gardening and helping others.

She is survived by her husband, Roy of Lewiston, Minnesota: daughters Monnasue "Tootie" (Bob) Bremer of Rochester: Darcy Rae (Rick) Arden of Nashwauk; Sharann (Jim) Thorson of Grand Meadow; and Shannon (John) Klein of Grand Meadow; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Kenneth (Marie) Kittleson and Lester Kittleson, both of St. Ansgar, Iowa and Gerald (Marjean) Kittleson of Rochester.

Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kimmery; grandaughter, Sayer Thorson; and an infant brother.

Family links:
Husband: Roy Edward Carter

Burial:
Grand Meadow Cemetery
Grand Meadow, Minnesota

Information provided by Kathy McConnell, Aug. 2009

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Emma Amanda (Volstad) Dahl

Died 1950

EMMA AMANDA VOLSTAD DAHL

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Dahl of Lyle will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Savior's Lutheran church in Lyle, Rev. Stanley Gjervik and Rev. Ralph Yeates officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona, Mitchell county, Iowa.

Friends may call at the Worlein Funeral home until 10 a. in. Sunday. The casket will be closed at 1:30.

[Austin Daily Herald - Friday, October 13, 1950]

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Jeannette (nee Vandebrake)
(Cerny) Drucker

1917-2009

Jeannette Drucker, age 91, of Portland, Texas, and formerly of Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died on Aug. 12, 2009 at her son’s home in Portland, Texas.

She was born Oct. 15, 1917 to William and Henriette Vandebrake. She married Joseph Cerny in 1938. They later divorced. Jeannette owned and operated a restaurant in Minnesota. When she married John Drucker, the family built a meat locker which they operated in Bloomington, Wis. She loved sewing and doing crafts of any kind.

Jeannette is survived by sons, Adrian (Kris) Cerny, Portland, Texas, Robert (Diane) Cerny, Monticello, Iowa; daughters, Janice Njos, Poplar Grove, Ill., Kay (Richard) Kanzenbach, Wells, Minn., Carol Hester-Cerny of Bellflower, Calif.; stepdaughter, Ann Newman, Austin; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; ex-husband, Joseph; son, Steven; daughter, Joann; granddaughter, Jolene and a grandson, Stevie.

A Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with the Reverend Dale Christiansen officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Lansing Cemetery.

[Austin Daily Herald - August 14, 2009]

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Nina Irene (nee White) Allen

1908-2009

Nina Allen, age 101, of Perham, Minnesota, died on August 12, 2009, in the Perham Memorial Hospital.

Nina Irene White was born on June 8, 1908, in Butler County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Ed and Mae (Van Ripper) White. She moved to the New York Mills and Perham area at the age of 7. She attended the Hill Top School. Nina had four siblings. Nina was united in marriage to Ernest Eugene Allen Sr. on April 28, 1928 in Walker, Minnesota. They moved to Austin in 1929. Ernest died on Feb. 17, 1986. She remained in Austin until 1996 and then returned to the Perham area. In September of 2006, Nina moved to the home of Dan and Franci Gleason.

She lost her first son at the age of two weeks and not only raised four of her own children, she also raised her little sister and took care of her invalid mother until she passed away in 1959, which led to her nursing career. She was a mother and a grandmother to anyone that needed one.

Nina enjoyed writing poetry, singing, playing the violin, concertina, piano and harmonica. Her hobbies included vegetable and flower gardening, reading and doing various artwork and crafts. Her greatest pleasure was her family. She loved to tell stories of her heritage and all the things she had experienced in her lifetime. She always ensured that everyone in her presence, especially her grandchildren, were well entertained with stories and songs.

Nina is survived by a son, Robert (Sue Johnson), Blooming Prairie, Minn.; a daughter, Marlene (Buddy) Gleason, Perham, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 40 great-great-grandchildren.

Nina was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; husband; two sons, Harold and Ernest Jr.; daughter, Darlene Allen Fort; two grandchildren, Irene Fort Katula and Kenneth Fort Jr. and three great-grandchildren, Maria Fort, Derrick Laack and Alexander Laack.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the United Methodist Church in Perham. Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will take place on Monday, Aug. 17, 2009 at 2 pm, in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Austin. Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, is in charge of arrangements. Online tributes may be posted at www.schoenebergerfuneralhome.com.

[Austin Daily Herald - August 14, 2009]

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David Carl Camerer

1954-2009

AUSTIN, MINNESOTA - David Carl Camerer, 54, of Austin died on August 3, 2009 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born on November 19, 1954 in rural Austin, to Dennis and Lois (Qualey) Camerer. David was prematurely born at home by his mother, who was home alone and had no help. David grew up in the Austin area and was on the dive team at Austin High School. While in the Navy, David started his family and had two daughters. It was during his time in the Navy that David learned to love all things mechanical. After leaving the Navy, he went to the Anoka Vo-Tech School to further his interest in all things mechanical. After finishing school David had two more children. In his spare time he enjoyed the outdoors and loved to go fishing.

David is survived by his children, Heather (Daron) Small, Lyle, Minn., Josh Camerer, Madison, Wis., Lisa (Mark) Olsen, Monticello, Ill. and Tina Miller, Monticello, Ill.; grandchildren: Issac Small, Bailey Olsen, Aiden Olsen, Allan Miller, Dakota Gutierrez and Aaron Miller; brothers, Dale (Joyce) Camerer, Fountain City, Wis., Jerry Qualey, Austin, Allen Camerer, Albert Lea, Minn. and Bruce Camerer, Albert Lea; long-time girlfriend, Willa Keech, Albert Lea; nieces, nephews and cousins.

David was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joan Hulburt.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7, 2009 at Clasen-Jordan Chapel. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Austin. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

[Austin Daily Herald online - August 6, 2009]

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Keith LaVerne Askland

1927-2009

Keith LaVerne Askland, 81, of Rose Creek, Mower county, Minnesota, and formerly of rural St. Ansgar, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2009, peacefully in his sleep.

Keith was born August 15, 1927 in Slater, Iowa to Kermit B. and Mary (Lyons) Askland. He lived all his life on a farm until 12 years ago when he moved to Rose Creek. In his spare time, Keith loved to work on model cars and puzzles. He was a member of Six Mile Grove Church.

Survivors include a brother, K.B. (Sandy) Askland, Austin; nephews and nieces, Kermit (Lorie) Askland, London, Minn., Timothy Askland, Col. Merrily Madero, San Antonio, Texas, Frank E. Dente, Bay City, Mich., Connie (Bill) Hardwick, Austin. He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, a niece and a nephew.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009 at Mayer Funeral Home with Pastor Lydia Mittag officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday and also one hour before the service on Friday at Mayer Funeral Home. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.

[Austin Daily Herald online - August 6, 2009]

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Almeda A. Engle

1916-2009

Almeda A. Engle, 92, of Austin, died on August 4, 2009 at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin, Mower county, Minnesota.

She was born on September 12, 1916, the fifth of 17 children, in Fillmore County, Minn., to Casper and Cora (Wead) Bremseth. On Nov. 28, 1936, in Decorah, Iowa, she married Anona “Art” Engle who preceded her in death in 1977. Almeda had lived in Austin since 1946 and was self employed as an upholsterer for 40 years. Since October 2002, she had been a resident of St. Mark’s Lutheran Home and has been a member of the Church of Christ since December 1941.

Almeda is survived by her daughter, Nadine “Dee” (Alan) Monson, Belvidere, Ill.; grandchildren, Robert (Margaret) Monson, Belvidere, Jeffrey (Kim) Monson, Roscoe, Ill., William Monson, Denver, Colo., Daryl Monson, Belvidere, Laura (Steve) Zahradnik, Rose Creek, Minn., Vanessa (Billy) Langham, Montevallo, Ala.; four great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 17 step great-grandchildren; 12 step great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Freda Lobland, Rochester, Minn., Martha Vrogan, Stewartville, Minn., Deloris Gardner, Poplar Grove, Ill.; Eva (Clayton) Sorenson, Austin; Luella Tufte, Rockford, Ill., Ovedia Bakken, Wykoff, Minn.; brothers, Kenneth Bremseth, Hayfield, Minn., Richard Bremseth, Rochester, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Art; son, Howard; stepsons, Raymond and Stewert Engle; siblings, Orletha Bacon, Viola Bacon, Leila Tienter, LaVonne Spurgeon, Ralph, Dale, Stanley and Vernon Bremseth.

The family wishes to thank our special friend, Robert Wolf, who helped her so faithfully the last years in her home as well as her cousin, Fred Paulson, for his unending devotion during her time at St. Mark’s. May God add many stars to their crowns. A special “thanks” also to the staff at St. Mark’s for her excellent care and their help to her family.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 at Church of Christ with Pastor Stephen DeFor officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and for one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Casket bearers will be Robert Monson, Jeffrey Monson, William Monson, Daryl Monson, Steve Zahradnik, Bryce Zahradnik and Michael Monson.

[Austin Daily Herald online - August 6, 2009]

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William Paul Pesch

1946-2009

William Paul Pesch, 63, of Stewartville, Minnesota, died on July 27, 2009 at his home.

He was born on March 29, 1946 in Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, to George and Irene (Thein) Pesch. He grew up in Rose Creek and Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1964.

He was employed at I.B.M. in Rochester, Minn. before entering the U.S. Army, serving overseas in Vietnam in the military police. He was married in July 1966 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin to Connie L. Bahls. They were later divorced. Following their marriage the couple lived in Rochester, Stewartville and Racine, Minn., before moving to Florida. He was a long-time employee of I.B.M before his early retirement in 1991 due to his health. He returned to the Rochester area and had been living in Stewartville for the past 10 years. He had enjoyed raising and riding horses, gardening and doing handyman projects at his home and for his friends.

Survivors include his daughter, Shaanan (James) Sullivan, Hanover, Minn.; two grandsons, Jesse and Jared; special friend, Vada Seahorn; two sisters, Mary (Dick) Pacholl, Austin, Rose Flagg of Blaine, Minn.; two brothers, Donald (Jane) Pesch, Austin and Gerald (Cheryl Pesch, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Glenn, Richard, Robert and an infant brother.

The committal service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Rose Creek with Father Reuben Spinler officiating. Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Griffin-Gray Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald online - August 6, 2009]

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Ytzen, Ellen Katherine (nee Murphy)

1903-1930

MRS. H. 0. YTZEN, 26, SUCCUMBS

Funeral Services to Be Held Monday; Burial to Be at Austin.

Mrs. H. O. Ytzen, 26 years of age, 636 Third street southeast, died at a local hospital early Saturday morning.

For the past eight years Mrs. Ytzen had been a resident of Mason City, coming here from Lyle, Minn. The body will lie in state at the Patterson funeral home until 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, when it will be taken overland to Lyle, Minnesota, where it will remain at the home of Mrs. Ytzen'a parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Murphy, until 8:30 o'clock Monday morning. Then the body will be taken to St. Augustine's Catholic church at Austin, where funeral services will be held at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning. In charge of the Rev. Frank McCarthy. Burial will be in the St. Augustine cemetery. Rosary was to be said at the Patterson funeral home at 8 o'clock Saturday night.

Pallbearers will be Leonard and Edward Murphy of Lyle, Minnesota, and G.L. Payne, C.P. Berner, Walter Needham and Arleigh Marshall of Mason City.

Mrs. Ytzen, whose maiden name was Ellen Katherine Murphy, was born in Lyle, Minn., January 8, 1903. She lived there until about eight years ago, when she came to Mason City. She was married December 16, 1925, at Des Moines to H. O. Ytzen who has been an employee of Marshall and Swift, Inc., for the past five years.

Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Betty Jean, 3 and a son, Glen Ray, who is two weeks of age. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Murphy, four brothers; William, Frances, Emmet and Lawrence Murphy, all of Lyle, Minnesota. and two sisters, Mrs. Nels Sorenson, Lyle, Minn., and Mrs. Sylvester Harter, Austin, Minn., are also living.

Mrs. Ytzen was a member of the Holy Family Catholic church.

Mason City Globe-Gazette - Saturday, April 26, 1930

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Dena (nee Nelson) Mayland

c1898-1967

MRS. DENA MAYLAND

AUSTIN, MINNESOTA - Mrs. Dena Nelson Mayland, 68, 515 llth Ave. SW, died Saturday evening at St. Olaf Hospital, Austin.

She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Donald (Ellen) Larson, Austin, Mrs. William (Marion) Yale, Minneapolis, and Mrs. William (Ardell) Roberts, Graceville, Minn.; by three sons: Robert, Howard and William of Minneapolis; 21 grandchildren; by one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Devrey (Bertha) Hanson, Minneapolis; by two half-sisters, Mrs. Ruben, (Clara) Wilbur, Adams, Jean Nelson, Chicago; by three brothers, Carl Nelson, Oscar Nelson, Minneapolis, George Nelson, Chicago; and by several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday in Minneapolis.

Austin Daily Herald - Monday, February 6, 1967

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Thomas Grover Stayner

1887-1960

T. G. Stayner rites Wednesday at Charles City

CHARLES CITY, IOWA – Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 P.M. at the Covenant Evangelical Mission Church for Thomas Grover Stayner, 72. A resident of Charles City since 1942, he died Sunday in the Ced Valley Hospital, where he had been a patient since January 15. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. Burial will be in Waltham Cemetery near Waltham, Minnesota. The Gorssman-Hage Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Born in Franklin County, July 3, 1887, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Stayner. On August 25, 1908, he was married to Nellie Knapp in Franklin County. He was a retired farmer and had been manager of a parts department in an implement store in Adams, Minnesota prior to coming to Charles City.

He is survived by three sons, Raymond, rural Rockford; Woodrow, Charles Cit gy; and H. Thomas Stayner, Cedar Rapids; and five daughters, Mrs. Theodore Knutson, Mrs. George Grovedahl, both of Sargeant, Minnesota; Mrs. Ferdinel Berge, Dexter, Minnesota; Mrs. Raymond Wulf, Rockford; and Mrs. Ford K. Cunningham, Waterford, Ohio; 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Minnie page, Long Beach, California.

Mason City Globe-Gazette
Tuesday, February 23, 1960

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Lawrence Albert Patzer

1926-2009

Lawrence Albert Patzer, age 83, of Austin, died Friday, August 14, 2009 at Austin Medical Center in Austin.

Lawrence was born July 30, 1926 in Stickney, S.D. to Henry and Herminia (Wentzel) Patzer.

He attended school in Austin until 1939, when he went to work for the Milwaukee Railroad for two years. He worked construction for two years in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Larry served in the U.S. Army from 1944 until 1946. He was married to Donna Mae Chilson on Aug. 2, 1950 at Mitchell, S.D. He worked at Hormel Foods from 1946 until his retirement on Feb. 25, 1986.

Larry enjoyed gardening, traveling with Donna and the dog, Tippy, in their motor home, making home movies and baking cookies for his old friends. He was a church elder at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, and volunteered with Meals on Wheels for many years.

Lawrence is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Duayne Njos, Ellendale, Minn.; brother, Arnold Patzer, Austin; nieces and nephews.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife, Donna, in 2004 and sisters: Violet, Agnes and Josephine.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 at St. Johns Lutheran Church with the Rev. Thomas Ogilvie officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, with Austin Post No. 91 American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. and for one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.

[Austin Daily Herald - August 16, 2009]

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Gary Lee Ryerson

1964-2009

Gary Lee Ryerson, 44, of Annapolis, Mo., formerly of Austin, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 in St. Louis, Mo.

Gary was born Dec. 11, 1964 to Paul L. and Carol Dee (Hickman) Ryerson in Britt, Iowa. Gary grew up in Austin and married Becky Smith on July 21, 1990 in Albert Lea. He worked at Quality Pork Products for more than eight years, for Tandem in Blooming Prairie for two years and most recently as a machine operator at Spartex Plastics in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

He enjoyed racing, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. Gary will be dearly missed by all.

Survivors include his wife, Becky Ryerson, Austin; his father, Paul Ryerson, Scott City, Mo.; six grandchildren: Felisha, Tyler, Devin Lee, Alex, Sky and Tiffany; sister, Sheryl Battin, Austin; two nieces, Cassandra Battin and Haley Battin, all of Austin; grandmother, Ruvella (Harry) Barnd of Mason City, Iowa; two stepdaughters, Heidi (Allen) Haskin, Austin, and Teresa (Haven) Dolph, Austin; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol, and one granddaughter, Jessica.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Pastor Dan Kahl officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Cemetery, rural London. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials.

[Austin Daily Herald - August 16, 2009]

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Eugene “Bud” Hinkle

1940-2009

Eugene “Bud” Hinkle, age 69, Kissee Mills, Mo., passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at his residence in Kissee Mills.

Bud was born April 5, 1940 in Mower County, Minnesota, the son of Harold and Lucille (Cox) Hinkle. He moved to the Ozarks in 2008 from Central, Utah.

Survivors include his wife, Lavon Hinkle, Kissee Mills, Mo.; his children: Robert (Deidre) Lynn Hinkle, Albert Lea; Keith Richard Hinkle and Gloria Ochoa, Las Vegas, Cory Dean Hinkle and Kimberly (Vincent) Hinkle, Ft. Mohave, Ariz., Michele Denyse (Hinkle) Arvanites, Kissee Mills; four grandchildren: Nicholas Allen Hinkle, Cory Dean Hinkle II, Jessica Lee Hinkle, Lexus Shuré Hinkle and Larissa Sable Arvanites; siblings: Fred Hinkle, Robert Hinkle, Thomas Hinkle, Geraldine Zerck, Sharron Schied — all of Minnesota, Cynthia Griggs of Texas, and Betty Booth of North Carolina; one great grandchild and various nephews and nieces.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Norman Hinkle.

Private services will be held at a later date. Cremation was under the direction of Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Chapel, Forsyth, Mo.

[Austin Daily Herald - August 16, 2009]

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Thomas Clayton Miller

1948—1953

Thomas Clayton Miller was born November 18, 1948, in Austin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orris C. Miller, 903 Padden.

He died Saturday evening, Sept. 19 at his home after being ill two months. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22 at St. Augustine Church, Msgr. I.A. McCarthy officiating. Interment was at the Catholic Cemetery with the Mayer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thomas is survived by his parents; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Miller, South Kenwood; two sisters, Mary and Delores; two brothers, James and Michael, 16 aunts and uncles; and 44 cousins.

[Austin Daily Herald - Friday, September 25, 1953]

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Tillie A. (Svenson) Kelley

1927-2009

A master seamstress.

Tillie A. Kelley, 81, of Austin, on Aug. 15, 2009 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Tillie was born Oct. 26, 1927 in Mower County to Sven and Etta (Oudekirk) Svenson. Tillie was married to James Campbell. Together they had three children. James was killed in a plane crash in 1953. In 1974 she married Richard Kelley in Austin. She retired from Weyerhaeuser in 1985 after working there for 30 years. Tillie and Richard moved to Babbitt, Minn. and made that their home together until they moved to Arizona in 1991. They then moved back to Austin in 2005 to be closer to their family and back to a smaller community.

Wherever their home was they made sure to enjoy life to its fullest.

Survivors include her husband Richard, Austin; children, Lois (Bruce) Beer, Mesa, Ariz., Janice (David) Goldman and Mary (Jay) Evenson, Austin; seven grandchildren, Staci (Norm) Goldman Bruce, Joe Goldman, Raquel Beer, Nicole Beer, Skyler Evenson, Elizabeth Evenson and Abby Evenson; two great-grandchildren, Cayden Bruce and Ayden Evenson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Campbell; her parents; two brothers; a sister and two sons, Earl Mudra and Tim Kelley.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Interment will be in Cedar City Cemetery. There will be a 4 p.m. CCW Rosary and a 6 p.m. prayer service on Tuesday evening at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Casket bearers will be David Goldman, Bruce Beer, Skyler Evenson, John Penkava, Dennis Huffman and Joe Goldman.

[Austin Daily Herald - August 17, 2009]

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Robert Eugene Sayles

1928-2009

Robert Eugene Sayles, 80, of Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died August 15, 2009 at Austin Medical Center in Austin.

He was born Dec. 30, 1928 in Oskaloosa, Iowa the son of Stephen and Eunice (Lierow) Sayles. He attended and graduated from high school in Mason City, Iowa. He was married to Marilyn Momyer. They have resided in Austin and he was the owner of the Keg Liquor Store in Brownsdale, Minn.

Robert is survived by his wife, Marilyn Sayles, Austin; son, Steven (Orietta) Sayles, Novato, Calif.; sister-in-law, Phyllis Hanna, Ventura, Iowa; brother-in-law, Raymond Momyer, Mason City, Iowa; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jon Charles and daughter, Suzanne Lynn.

Private services will be held at a later date. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald - August 17, 2009]

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Esther Corinne (nee Blakestad)
Falk

1909-1994

SURNAMES: BLAKESTAD, FALK, WILLIAMS

Esther Falk, age 84

Funeral services for Esther Corinne Falk, 84, who died April 17, 1994 at the St. Ansgar Good Samaritan Center, were held Wednesday, April 20 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, with the Rev. Norman E. Betke officiating.

Esther Corinne (Blakestad) Flak was born in Lyle, Minnesota June 12, 1909, the daughter of Oliver and Lona (Williams) Blakestad. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Lyle.

After graduation from Lyle High School in 1927, Mrs. Falk attend Lab and X-ray School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She worked for several years as a technician in Austin, Minnesota.

April 28, 1934, she married LaVerne Falk of St. Ansgar. Mr. and Mrs. Falk were owners of L. R. Falk Construction Company until 1961, when it was incorporated. Mrs. Falk was vice president of the company. She lived in St. Ansgar throughtout her life. She was an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, and the LWML, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, traveling crocheting, and spending time with her family and friends.

Esther is survived by three children; Janice Campbell of Portland, Oregon; David of St. Ansgar; and Mrs Terry (Dorothy) McMillen of Anaheim, California; seven grandchildren, Bob and Jim Campbell; Jeff, Mike and Jennifer McMillen; Andrea and Lindsey Falk; one great granddaughter, Hannah Campbell; three sisters, Myrtle Tollefson, St. Ansgar; Lorene Greiner of Canby, Minnesota; and Lona Davidson of Faribault, Minnesota; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband LaVerne in 1976; two sisters and two brothers.

[From St. Ansgar Museum collections -- Article dated 1994]

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Hazel I. (Greiner) Petznick

1911-2003

#1:

Hazel I. Petznick Funeral March 10 [2003]

Hazel I. Petznick, 91 of Alma Center, died on Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the Fairchild Health Care Center, Fairchild, Wisconsin.

She was born on October 2, 1911, in Davis County, Iowa, to parents Perley and Cora Mae (Copeland) Greiner.

She married Harold W. Petznick on June 4, 1929, in Northwood, Iowa. They made their home in Iowa until moving to Wisconsin in 1951. Her husband of fifty seven years died on July 19, 1986.

Hazel will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Hazel was a great cook and she enjoyed working in her garden, baking and doing handiwork, always sharing with those around her.

Surviving family members are her son, William (Bonnie) Petznick of Elko, Nevada; daughter Jeanette (Jack) Ganders of Amarillo, Texas; daughter-in-law Shirley Petznick of Fairchild; brother Jim Greiner; sisters Ruth Belz, Faye Severson and Louise Kirchgatter; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; besides other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Lloyd, and by six brothers and six sisters.

Funeral services for Hazel I. Petznick were held at 11 A.M. Monday, March 10, 2003, at Grace Lutheran Church, Alma Center, with Reverend Ricky Bertels officiating. Additional services were held Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 11 A.M. at the Worlein Funeral Home, Austin, Minnesota, with burial in Woodbury Cemetery, Lyle, Minnesota.

[St. Ansgar Enterprise -- Published March 15, 2003 -- (St. Ansgar Museum Collection)]

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William Edward Dailey

1887-1966

William Edward Dailey was born May 23, 1887, at Columbia, Missouri, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Dailey.

He attended grammar school and High School at Columbia, Missouri. He married Ruth Harris, Jan. 20, 1912 at Columbia, Missouri. They moved to Mason City, Iowa, and lived at Waseca, Minnesota, Hudson, Wisconsin, Bernidji, Minnesota.; Minneapolis, Minnesota, and moved to Austin two years ago where they resided at 510 S. Main St.

He was a machinist during World War II, and operated hardware stores until his retirement. He was a member of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis.

He died July 29, 1966 at Comforcare Nursing Home of a heart attack.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth; three daughters: Mrs. Donald G. (Cassandra) Jorgesen, Lancaster, California.; Mrs. Lloyd Donald (Ruth June) Howells, 401 20th St. NW, Austin; Mrs. Alvin E. (Jo) Lindstrom, Silver Bay, Minn.; one sister, Mrs. Thomas MeHarg, Columbia. Missouri; one nephew, Thomas NeHarg, Jr., Columbia, Missouri; eight grandchildren: Jon, Sandra and Randy Lindstrom: Stephen, Rhoda and Mark Howells; two great-grandchildren, Mrs. John Winn, Minneapolis; Mrs. George Rivers, White Bear Lake, Lake.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 P.M. July 29, at Worlein Funeral Home, Rev. Joseph Matt officiating. Interment wasin Oakwood cemetery with Worlein Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

[ Austin Daily Herald - Thursday, August 11, 1966 ]

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MRS. ADA B. WOOD

c1892-1966

Mrs. Ada B. Wood, 74, died this morning at St. Olaf Hospital.

She resided at 713 5th Ave. SW, and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Margaret) Wolff, Glenville; two sons, Orrin Wood, Austin, Earl Wood, Kasson; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Katie Wiley, Venice, California.

Funeral services will be held Saturday.

Austin Daily Herald - Thursday, August 11, 1966

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