MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 144

 

 

JoAnn Lorraine Rudlong

1946-2009

JoAnn Lorraine Rudlong, 63, of Austin, died Monday afternoon, Dec. 28, 2009, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home.

She was born March 21, 1946 to John and Lorraine (Cline) Nuss in West Union, Iowa, where she grew up and graduated from high school. She moved to Minnesota and became licensed as an X-ray technician, employed by Olmsted Medical Center. JoAnn was a strong advocate of women’s health issues. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren, enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and sports.

Survivors include two sons, Shad (Anne) Rudlong of Blooming Prairie and Steffen (Michele) Rudlong of Colton, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Jake, Hunter, Alexa and Gracie; two brothers, James (Joyce) Nuss of Tripoli, Iowa and Gene (Jane) Nuss of Hawkeye, Iowa; two sisters, Jane (Wayne) Voelker of Ferryville, Wisconsin and Betty Koenig of Elwood, Neb.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her stepfather, Clarence. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Worlein Funeral Home, Austin, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald online - Wed. Dec. 30, 2009

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George A. Rush

ca.1893-1956

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George A. Rush, 63, died Thursday evening at St. Olaf Hospital after a long illness.

An employee of the Mower County Highway Department, he resided at 1103 Mitchell.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; two sons, Everett and Donald of Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Lowell Amundson. Frost, Minn.; three brothers, Walter of Cresco. Iowa, Chester of Clinton, Iowa, and the Rev. William Rush, Simpson, Minn.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon.

Austin Daily Herald Friday. December 21, 1956


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Funeral services for George A. Rush, 1103 Mitchell, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, the Rev. T.J. Williams officiating. Interment will be in Grand View Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Mayer Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald Friday. December 21, 1956

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Vernon Hooper Holst, 90

1912-2002

Vernon Hooper Holst, 90, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Stacyville Community Nursing Home.

He was born July 5, 1912, to Henry and Sophia (Hooper) Holst in Red Wing. The oldest of five children, he attended school in Rock Creek in north central Minnesota and moved as a young adult near Austin with the family.

He served his country during World War II as a Merchant Marine. Upon returning home from service, he farmed, became an auctioneer and prominent real estate agent in the Austin area, specializing in farms as a member of the National Real Estate Association. Licensed in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. He enjoyed discussing history, religion, politics and farming. Vernon was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church. He entered the Stacyville Community Nursing Home in April of 1998.

Survivors include sisters, Lois Nelson, Hastings; Jean (Pete) Kuhlman, Sargeant.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Raymond; and sisters, Irene Barnum and Ione Staples.

Visitation: One hour before the service only.

Service: 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at the funeral home with the Rev. Ron Barnett officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Thu., December 12, 2002

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Rose Marie Vanek

1918-2009

Rose Marie Vanek, 91, formerly of Glenville, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009 at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center in Austin.

Rose Marie Vanek was born on March 14, 1918 to Frank and Rose (Potucek) Prantner on the family farm. Rose, the youngest, attended school in District 116 near Myrtle. After moving to Glenville, she did housework, baby-sitting and worked at the Glenville Motel. Rose met Wilton “Doc” Vanek and they were united in marriage on May 28, 1937, in Northwood, Iowa by Justice of the Peace E.J. Dwelle. The couple lived in Glenville for 10 years then moved to a small acreage north of Glenville. They raised some livestock and had many pets for their boys. In 1966, they returned to Glenville where Doc worked for the city, did police work and served on the volunteer Fire Department for 44 years.

Rose was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Glenville. She was a nature lover and enjoyed growing flowers and vegetables. Her hobbies were sewing, crocheting, knitting afghans, making quilts and baking. Rose enjoyed entering these items at the Freeborn County Fair in the Home Activities Building and was very proud of the many blue ribbons and grand champion ribbons won. Rose loved her family and cherished the time spent with them.

Survivors include her sons, Lauren (Arlene) Vanek of Glenville, Larry (Linda) Vanek of Glenville and Lonnie (Sandra) Vanek of Austin; grandchildren, Kathleen (David) Snyder, Gregory Vanek and Jenny, Jeffrey (Kristin) Vanek, Lynette (Kurt) VanRyswyk, Lynae (Dean) Dahlum, Lane (Sandy) Vanek, Benjamin Vanek and Aaron Vanek; great-grandchildren, Dayton, Lacey, Lindsey, Sara, Jennifer, Nathan, Jordyn, Kalli, Derek, Carter, Dawson, Gracie, Kenna, Taylor and Izabella; sister-in-law, Loretta Prantner; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Wilton “Doc” Vanek, and her brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Rose Marie Vanek will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at First Lutheran Church in Glenville with the Rev. Theresa Turnbull officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

To sign the guest book, go to www.bayviewfuneral.com. Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald, Thu., Dec. 31, 2009]

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Marjorie May (Hermanson)
GRAVES

1925-2009

Marjorie May Hermanson Graves, 84, of Austin, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009 at Faribault Commons in Faribault, Minn.

She was born May 8, 1925 in London, Minn. to Gilbert and Mary (Allen) Hermanson.

She graduated from Austin High School in the class of 1942 and began working for the Geo. A. Hormel Co. in the Austin Office Accounting Department where she worked until her retirement. She was married to August Olson and later in life she married James McGuire and Arthur "Bill" Graves, all of whom preceded her in death. Marjorie was an avid reader and was a 50 year member of the Women of the Moose Austin Lodge and a volunteer with the Red Cross.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands and a brother, LaVerne Hermanson.

Marjorie is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Stephen and Ileen Olson, Faribault, Minn., Allen Olson, Owatonna, Minn., Bridget Olson, Owatonna, Minn.; grandchildren, Stephanie Olson, Angela Tamke, Scott Olson, Brandon Olson, Corie Olson, Trevor Olson; great-grandchildren, Bronson Tamke, Ethan Tamke, Kyra Olson, Erika Hollerud, Atlas Olson, Zepplyn Olson; brother and sister-in-law, Donald D. and Carol Hermanson, Alamosa, Colo.; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 at Clasen-Jordan Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Tamke officiating. Interment will be in Woodbury Cemetery, Lyle, Minn. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. and for one hour before the service on Monday.

Casket Bearers will be, Scott Olson, Brandon Olson, Trevor Olson, Craig Hollerud, Chad Tamke and Marcus Hanson.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald, Thu., Dec. 31, 2009]

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Robert James Noble

1927-2009

Robert James Noble, 82, of Austin, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009 at his home.

He was born Jan. 2, 1927 in Mower County to Hanniball and Katherine (Rolland) Noble. He married Bessie Cottrell on Sept. 8, 1945 in Lakewood, N.J. He served in the US Navy during World War II. Robert is also a retired employee of Hormel Foods. Robert loved to hunt, fish, play cards, bowl and golf. He liked to spend time with family and friends.

His is survived by his wife, Bessie, Austin; children, Linda Bumgarner, Austin, Robert Jr. Noble (Lou Jean), Rochester, Thomas Noble (Cynthia), Dodge Center and Lisa Primavera (George) Boca Raton, Fla; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Roger Noble, Austin, Ross Noble, Austin, Janet Bjork (Joe) Embarrass, Minn., Barbara Underland (Gary), Owatonna, Minn. and Judith Beck (Robert), Congor, Minn; a sister-in-law, Irene Noble, Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Ronald and his sisters, Evylin Duenow and Virginia Tesch.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Pat Toschak officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Mayer Funeral Home and one half hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery with military rites by Adams American Legion Post #146.

Casket bearers will be Eugene Bumgarner, Andrew Noble, Adam Noble, Micheal Noble, Darwin Noble and Amy DelToro.

Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald, Thu., Dec. 31, 2009]

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Michael G. Vilt

1945-2009

Michael G. Vilt, 64, of Santa Clara, died on Dec. 18, 2009, at Kaiser Hospital-Santa Clara from heart failure.

He was born on October 22, 1945 in Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, the son of Edward C. Vilt and Harriett (Tostenson) Thorsheim. He graduated from Austin High School in 1963 and Austin Community College in 1965. He moved to California in 1970 where he worked and lived the remainder of his life.

Survivors include his brother, Edward (Linda) Vilt, Austin; nephew Michael (Erin) Holgate of Woodbury, Minn.; nieces, Melissa (Jamison Wessels) Holgate, Granada, Minn., Elizabeth (Kevin) LaFrance, Albert Lea, Minn., Andrea Vilt, Austin, Stephanie Vilt, Mankato, Minn; one great-nephew and two great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Mary Bea Hill, in April of 2009.

A family memorial service will be planned at a later date with burial at the Bohemian Cemetery at Myrtle, Minn.

Arrangements and cremation by the Neptune Society of Central California.

[Austin Daily Herald, Thu., Dec. 31, 2009]

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Dorothy Jean (nee Sayles) Lord

1935-2009

Dorothy Jean Lord, 74, of Austin died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 at her winter home in Florida.

She was born June 16, 1935 in Austin to David and Zelma (Staley) Sayles. Dorothy graduated from Austin High School in 1953. On May 12, 1956, she married Delmer Lord at the First United Methodist Church in Austin. She retired after many years of banking.

Dorothy loved to cook and entertain her entire family. Gatherings at Thanksgiving and Christmas were her favorite times. She loved growing flowers and rose bushes and sitting on her patio, where she could see it all. She cherished time spent with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents David and Zelma Sayles and sister Lorraine.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Delmer Lord, Austin; daughters, Beth (Dean) Oakes, Muscatine, Iowa, Gale (Bradley) Switzer, Austin; grandchildren, Bryan (Michelle), Samuel, Benjamin, Kirstin, and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Gracie and Olivia; brother, Raymond Sayles; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Patricia Toschak officiating. Interment will be in Enterprise Cemetery in Austin. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and for one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Austin Daily Herald online - Wed. Dec. 30, 2009

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Rachel Eloise (Marsh) Holt

1911-2002

Rachel Eloise (Marsh) Holt, 91, died Nov. 30, 2002, of heart failure at Lakeview Home, Two Harbors.

She was born on June 19, 1911, in Glenwood City, Wis. She lived most of her life in Austin and spent the past four years residing at Lakeview Nursing Home in Two Harbors.

Survivors include sons, Ronald of Tampa, Fla.; and Marvin (Sandy) of Two Harbors; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Memorials: To Knife River Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 218, Knife River, Minnesota 55609.

Austin Daily Herald, December 2, 2002

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Donald D. Holtorf, 69

1933-2002

Donald D. Holtorf, age 69, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

Born in Mantorville, Minnesota on March 7, 1933, to John and Bertha Holtorf, he opened and operated Don's Shoe Repair from 1959 until his retirement in 1995. The devotion to his business was evident in his motto: "We mend the rips, patch the holes, fix the heels and save the soles." His devotion to his community was witnessed in his involvement in membership at the Moose Lodge and Knights of Columbus. Don enjoyed camping, playing cards and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed traveling and wintering in Texas.

Mr. Holtorf is survived by his wife, Carolyn; their children, Mary (Dan) Clennon of Austin; Ann (Tim) Williams of Austin; Michael (Cindy) Holtorf of Austin; Donald (Liz) Holtorf of Faribault; Tom (Colleen) Holtorf of Lisle, Ill.; Robert (Jolene) Holtorf of Austin; Paul (Michelle) Holtorf of Austin; Kathy (Jim) Jackson of Medford; Steven (Mary) Holtorf of Austin; Anthony Holtorf of Lino Lakes; brothers, Dean Holtorf, Richard (Mary Ellen) Holtorf, Jack Holtorf, James Holtorf, Jerry Holtorf; sisters, Lorraine Nierman, Lillian Suntken and Ladonna Holtorf. He has 30 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous beloved grandpets!

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bertha; sisters, Verlie Lehman, Marian Becker, Beverly Holtorf and granddaughter, Gina Clennon.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating. Casket bearers will be Benjamin Clennon, Jonathan Holtorf, Joseph Holtorf, Thomas Holtorf, Jr., Michael S. Petersen and James Jackson, Jr. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Worlein Funeral Home and at the church one hour before the service. There will be a 6:30 p.m. wake service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Austin Daily Herald, Tue., December 10, 2002

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Kermit Albert Howell

1925-2002

Kermit Albert Howell, 77, died Nov. 9, 2002, in Austin.

He was born Aug. 22, 1925, in Salina, Kan., to Charles Benjamin and Minnie Marie (Friesen) Howell. He grew up in New Virginia, Iowa. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He saw action in Iwo Jima and was also stationed on Saipan and Guam Islands in the Pacific.

In 1950, he married Maxine Hanley of Osceola, Iowa. They lived in Indianola and Grundy Center, Iowa. Kermit attended Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa, graduating in 1955 with a major in agricultural agronomy. He taught agricultural education for several years at schools in Bloomfield and Muscatine, Iowa, and Elizabeth, Ill.

In 1959, he married Madge Slaughter of Queen City, Mo. Kermit was a member of the Queen City Baptist Church.

He worked with Wayne's Feeds in Tama, Griswold and Clear Lake, Iowa, in the sales department of the Swift Corporation in Chicago, Ill., as the first administrator of the Schuyler County Nursing Home, and as a greeter and demonstrator at Wal-Mart. He was a member of Lions Club International. He also received advanced degrees from Northeast Missouri State University.

In 1992, he married Marjorie Thompson of Trenton, Mo.

Kermit moved to Austin in 1999 and was a member of the Fidelity Masonic Lodge of Austin and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include daughter, Victoria (John) Beringer, Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Mildred Wicks, Austin; brothers, Charles Howell, Fritch, Texas; LaVon (Clyta) Howell, New Virginia, Iowa; nieces and nephews.

Services: Were held in Queen City, Mo. on Nov. 23, 2002. Military services were held at the cemetery.

Austin Daily Herald, December 3, 2002

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Laura (Wakefield) Brooks

ca.1886-1966

MRS. HARRY BROOKS

Mrs. Harry (Laura Wakefield) Brooks, 80, died Sunday afternoon at Memorial Hospital, Spring Valley, after a month's Illness.

A resident of Grand Meadow, she is survived by her husband; six daughters, Mrs. Harold (Helen) Brown, Mrs. Kenneth (Sybil) Ostgard, Mrs. George (Winnie) Nashold, Grand Meadow, Mrs. F. J. (Mildred), St. Clair, Minn., Mrs. Velva Wolfe, Mrs. C. L. (Judy) Reiswig, Austin; a son, Dale Wakefield, Austin; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Grand Meadow.

[ Austin Daily Herald - Monday, July 18, 1966 ]

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Larry Craig Ingersoll, 53

1949-2002

Larry Craig Ingersoll, 53, of Austin died Friday morning, Dec. 13, 2002, at his home in Austin.

He was born Nov. 19, 1949, the son of Ivan and Lois (Long) Ingersoll in Austin. He attended school in Austin and enlisted in the United States Army in 1967. He served with the 1st Calvary Infantry Division in Germany and Vietnam until his discharge in 1970.

After returning to Minnesota, Larry drove a semi until his retirement in 1993. On September 3, 1994, he married Beverly Haskin. He was a member of Crane Community Chapel and VFW Post 1216. Larry enjoyed his family, camping, fishing, lying about fishing, NASCAR racing and football. Larry was known for his love, his loyalty and his sense of humor. His family and friends will miss him.

Survivors include his wife Beverly Ingersoll of Austin; one son, Brandon Ingersoll; two daughters, Tammy (Will) Davenport and Tonya Ingersoll all of Austin; two step-sons, Michael (Tracey) Haskin of Cottage Grove and Allen (Heidi) Haskin of Austin; one step-daughter, Dena (Randy Hegna) Haskin of Austin; 19 grandchildren; his parents, Ivan and Lois Ingersoll of Austin; one brother, Tony (Diane) Ingersoll of Claremont; three sisters, Mary (Ken) Leichtman of Mapleview, Helen Kamp of Austin and Charlene Shipp of St. Louis, Mo.; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

His grandparents, one sister, a granddaughter and his father-in-law preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Barnett officiating. Interment with military honors by the VFW Post 1216 will follow the service in Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Worlein Funeral Home on Monday, Dec. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. and for one-hour prior the service on Tuesday.

Casketbearers will be Bruce Tabor, Gary Tabor, Larry Tabor, Brian Tabor, Andy Schweihs and Tom Engelman.

Austin Daily Herald, Sat., December 14, 2002

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Wilbur Jennings, 86

1916-2002

Wilbur Jennings, 86, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at his son's home in Rochester.

He was born August 7, 1916, in rural Grand Meadow, Mower county, Minnesota. He graduated from Grand Meadow School in 1934. As a young man he sheared sheep in the Grand Meadow area, operated a trap line on the Rainey River and worked in the Fire Camps of northern Minnesota.

On August 9, 1940, he married Edna Armbrust at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin. In 1941, Wilbur established Jennings Scrap Yard in Spring Valley. He served in the US Navy during World War II, with his tour of duty in the South Pacific. In 1965, he opened Rochester Iron & Metal with his son, Gene. In 1978, he opened the Dan Jennings Co in Austin with his son, Daniel. Edna died May 31, 1998.

Survivors include sons, Gene (Karen), Rochester; Daniel, Austin; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlotte (Cliff) Keller, Austin; Juanita Pepper, Federal Way, Wash.; Eileen Lindal, Tualatin, Ore.; brothers, Don (Edith), El Cajon, Calif.; Roger (Margaret), Austin; Raymond (Ruth), Benson, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Service: A private family service will be held.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Memorials: To a charity of donor's choice.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., December 16, 2002

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Doris E. Johnson, 77

ca.1925-2002

Doris Evelyn (McRoberts) Johnson, age 77, of Ebenezer Ridges Care Center, Burnsville, formerly of Rochester and LeRoy, Minn., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, surrounded by her family.

She is lovingly survived by her daughters, Peggy Anne and husband Larry Johnson of Nisswa, formerly of Lakeville, and Kaye Marie Johnson Taylor and husband Brad Taylor of Eagan; also survived by treasured grandchildren, Laurie Lee Johnson and Jeffrey Lee Johnson and his fiancee Christine Kendrick of Burnsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard L. Johnson, in 1915.

Doris was a former employee of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. She will be fondly remembered by family and many dear friends in the Rochester and LeRoy areas.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, with visitation at 10 a.m. and the service at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy. Burial will be in the LeRoy Cemetery. For further details please call White Funeral Home, Burnsville, Minn., (952) 894-5080.

Austin Daily Herald, Wed., December 18, 2002

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Virginia E. (Gersting) Johnson, 81

1921-2002

Virginia E. Johnson, 81, of Elk River, and formerly of Le Sueur, Minnesota, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at the Guardian Angels Care Center of Elk River.

She was born Oct. 18, 1921, in Minot, N.D., to George and Nora (Carlson-Oen) Gersting. She grew up in the Minot area and graduated from high school there.

On October 15, 1949, she married Fred Johnson in Minot. The couple lived in several communities including Minot, N.D., Bismarck, N.D., St. Paul., Austin, Bloomington, Le Sueur, and most recently Virginia lived in Elk River. While living in Austin, she and her husband opened the Sterling State Bank of Austin in 1958. Virginia was an active volunteer at the nursing home in Austin, and was also active in several churches including Our Savior's Lutheran of Austin, Normandale Lutheran Church of Edina and First Lutheran Church of Le Sueur. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, and entertaining.

Survivors include son, Bernie (Pam) Johnson, Minnetonka; daughter, Karen (Tom) Welle, Monticello; two grandsons; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Milan Gersting; and sisters, Phyllis Kuglin and Shirlee Pearley.

Visitation: One hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Resurrection Lutheran Church of Monticello with. Rev. Bob Rusert officiating.

Interment: 3:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing.

Funeral Home: Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, Monticello.

Austin Daily Herald, Tue., December 10, 2002

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George T. Knutson, 80

1922-2002

George T. Knutson, 80, of Roseville, and formerly of Austin, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul.

He was born July 12, 1922, in Rake Iowa, to Charles and Altha Knutson. He farmed and worked for over 30 years at Wilson Foods in Albert Lea. A World War II veteran, George served in Co. B 130th infantry division U.S. Army, saw action in the Pacific theater, following the war was in the army of occupation in Germany, where he took down the last American Flag at the completion of the occupation. George also served as a Presidential Guard for President Harry S. Truman.

On July 28, 1977, he married Margaret Maschka in Austin. George was a life member of the VFW and member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Albert Lea.

Survivors include wife, Margaret Knutson, Roseville; daughter, Soraya (David) Cornick, Albert Lea; six stepchildren, Jerry (Kathleen) Maschka, Mankato; Beverly (Jack) Bell, Chanhassen; Denny (Linda) Maschka, Austin; Dean (Karen) Maschka, Roseville; Steve (Cindy) Maschka, Austin; Robert Maschka (Glen Ernst), Roseville; four grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren; four great-step-grandchildren; brother, Mervin Knutson, Rake, Iowa; sisters, Lorene Geiselhart, Callmar, Iowa; Lucille (Jerry) Barnett, West Des Moines, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Arthur, Lloyd and Chester Knutson.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. today, Dec. 16, 2002, and one hour before the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Father William Becker officiating.

Interment: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albert Lea with military honors by VFW Post 477 and American Legion Post 56 of Albert Lea.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., December 16, 2002

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Allan "Pete" Kuhlmann

1929-2002

Allan "Pete" Kuhlmann, 73, of rural Sargeant, Mower county, Minnesota, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota.

He was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Carpenter, Iowa, to Hans and Cora (Carlsgaurd) Kuhlmann. On April 29, 1950, he married Jean Holst at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Pete farmed all his life and also worked for Golden Dairy, Midwest Breeders Association and Lyle, Oakland and London grain elevators. He was a member of Dexter United Methodist Church.

Survivors include wife, Jean; sons, Bucky Kuhlmann, LeRoy; Peter (Vicki) Kuhlmann, Rose Creek; two grandchildren; brothers, James (Audrey) Kuhlmann, Hokah; Howard (Jean) Kuhlmann, Arvada, Colo.; Jay (Evelyn) Kuhlmann, Cedar Falls, Iowa; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and three sisters.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at the funeral home and Saturday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 Saturday at Dexter United Methodist Church with the Rev. Greg Strunk officiating.

Interment: Dexter Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Thu., December 19, 2002

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Catherine (Leuty) Kuth, 80

1922-2002144

Catherine L. Kuth, 80, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

She was born Aug. 28, 1922, in Indianapolis, Ind., to L. C. and Rose (Grannan) Leuty. Catherine graduated from Purdue University in the spring of 1943. She belonged to the Delta Gamma Sorority. She met and married John W. Kuth in November 1943, while he was stationed at Purdue University. They moved to Austin in 1947. Catherine was a homemaker and also taught fifth grade for two years. She was a volunteer at the Sacred Heart Care Center and enjoyed traveling with her husband during retirement.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Tom (Bunny) Kuth, Kasson; Mark Kuth, Dodge Center; Jim (Fawn) Kuth, Houston, Texas; George Kuth, Everett, Wash.; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathe "Anne" (Tom) Brunkan, Sioux City, Iowa; Mary (Ed) Lunn, Stewartville; Rosemary Simonson-Kuth, Dodge Center; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on May 6, 2001; parents; and son, John Carl.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, with a 4 p.m. CCW rosary and a 7 p.m. wake service and from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father William Becker and Father Lavern Trockinski officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., December 9, 2002

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Winifred Leonard

d: 2002

Winifred Leonard, of Rancho Bernardo, California, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002.

In the 1930s, she joined the Austin High School faculty and taught biology. She joined the Austin Junior College faculty when it was founded and taught biology. She also became the Dean of Women.

In 1966, she became Dean of Students at the Austin Community College and held the position until she retired in 1975.

Austin Daily Herald, December 5, 2002


NOTE: The Soc. Sec. Death Index said "Winifred R. Leonard" was born on June 29, 1909 and died "Nov. 12, 2002," residing at San Diego, Cal., with SSN issued in Minnesota.

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Alden W. "Eldy" Miller, 51

1951-2002

Alden "Eldy" Miller, 51, of Owatonna, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, Dec. 9, 2002.

He was born in Austin, Minnesota, on Feb. 24, 1951, to Delbert and LaVerne (Ferguson) Miller. He graduated from Austin High School in 1970 and attended Austin Community College for two years. After college he worked at Owatonna Manufacturing Company until the company closed in 1982.

In 1977, he married Roxanne VanErp at Associated Church in Owatonna. They raised two children. Alden worked at Crown Cork and Seal in Faribault and had been employed with them for the last 20 years. He was a member of the Owatonna Eagles. His hobbies included watching his son play baseball, spectator sports, as well as hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his children.

Survivors include his wife, Roxanne, Owatonna; children, Dustin and Kari, both at home; mother, LaVerne Miller, Austin; brothers, Richard and Tonya Miller, Austin; Dennis and Anna Miller, Manorville; sister, Deanna and Douglas Bakken, Byron.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., today, Dec. 11, 2002, at the funeral home and Thursday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 10 a.m., Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Lee Thomas officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Faribault.

Funeral Home: Brick-Meger Funeral Home, 1603 Austin Road, Owatonna.

Austin Daily Herald, Wed., December 11, 2002

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Ethyl Mae (Morgan)(d'Etienne) Moen

1908-2002

Ethyl Mae Moen, 94, of Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

She was born Feb. 22, 1908, to John L. and Edith (Corson) Morgan in Austin. In 1925, she married Archie "Art" d'Etienne. He died in 1937. Ethyl married John S. Moen in 1956. They were active members of Tronhjem Lutheran Church, rural Oakland. Ethyl worked for many years for Mr. John Treef at the Austin Fur Shoppe. She enjoyed her grandchildren.

Survivors include daughter, Bethyl (Ralph) George, Austin; son, Morgan (Mary) d'Etienne, Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents; husbands; sisters, Ruby Partridge and Eva Morgan; brothers, Roy, Ray and Russell Morgan.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at the funeral home and Wednesday at church for one hour before the service.

Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hayward Lutheran Church.

Interment: Tronhjem Cemetery, rural Oakland.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., December 9, 2002

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Melchor J. "Mack" Morehouse, 85

1917-2002

Melchor J. "Mack" Morehouse, 85, of Austin, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at the Austin Medical Center due to an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 14, 1917, in Alexandria, S.D., to Romaine and Clara (Elfert) Morehouse. On Sept. 24, 1940, he married Martha Ripka in Mora. They lived in St. Paul and Mora. In 1946, Mack enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in Guam in World War II. In 1959, he moved his family to Austin. He was employed by Marigold Dairy as a milkman until 1979 and held various odd jobs until his retirement. He was past Post Commander in 1955 and 1956 of America Legion Post 201 and VFW in Mora.

Survivors include wife, Martha Morehouse, Austin; children, Wayne Morehouse, Pequot Lakes; Janet (Jim) Seiver, Rochester; Michael Morehouse, Austin; Nancy (Terry) Lafin, Columbia, Md.; Thomas (Dawn) Morehouse, Austin; Mark Morehouse, Onalaska, Wis.; Scott (Jan) Morehouse, Sauk Rapids; JoAnne (Eugene) Jiracek, Oakdale; Mary Morehouse, Owatonna; Susan Morehouse, Austin; Dianne (Keith) Unruh, Owatonna; Steve (Mary) Morehouse, Hayfield; 29 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Vivian (Morehouse) Ripka, Mora

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Thaddeus "Ted"; and son, James.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. today with a 4 p.m. wake service at the funeral home and also one-half hour before Saturday service at Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Military rites by American Legion Post #91. Friends may also call for one hour before the Monday service at the church in Mora.

Service: 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father William Becker officiating and 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mora with Father William Vos officiating.

Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery with military rites by American Post #201.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Fri., December 6, 2002

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Steven R. Morgan, 52

1950-2002

Steven R. Morgan, 52, of Austin, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at his home.

He was born March 6, 1950, in Austin, to Robert L. and Delores I. (Iverson) Morgan. He was a life-long resident of Austin and worked as a registered nurse in the emergency room at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. On July 24, 1971, he married Mary E. Musser in Mankato. Steven was a member of Crane Community Chapel, the Eagles, American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216 all of Austin. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Morgan, Austin; daughter, Terra Morgan and son, Jesse Morgan, both of Austin; two grandchildren; brother, Greg (Janice) Morgan, Danube; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and sister, Nancy Mens.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at the funeral home and Wednesday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Crane Community Chapel with Rev. Randy Peterson officiating.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., December 16, 2002

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Armella Anna Mullenbach, 95

1907-2002

Armella Anna Mullenbach, 95, of Adams, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Adams Health Care Center.

She was born April 15, 1907, in Johnsburg, to Mathias and Mary (Kramer) Mullenbach. Armella attended school in Johnsburg and worked for many years as a housekeeper in Austin. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church of Johnsburg and enjoyed painting and working jigsaw puzzles.

Survivors include brother and sister-in-law, Otto and Marcella Mullenbach, Austin; sisters, Marrianna Mullenbach, Adams; Ida Mullenbach, Adams; sister-in-law, Alice Mullenbach, Adams; brother-in-law, Stephen Freund, Adams.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

Visitation: One hour before the service on Tuesday.

Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at St. John's Catholic Church with the Rev. Gregory Leif officiating.

Interment: St. Johns Catholic Cemetery, Johnsburg.

Funeral Home: Adams Funeral Home, Adams.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., December 9, 2002

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Keith Walter Paulson, 69

1933-2002

Keith Walter Paulson, 69, of Austin, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

He was born May 18, 1933, in Ames, Iowa to Herbert and Esther (Hougen) Paulson. He graduated from Ames (Iowa) High School in 1952. While serving in the Army from 1954 until 1956, he was stationed in Germany.

On August 25, 1956, he married Lois Grangaard in Waukon, Iowa. In 1958, he graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with a BA in education. He first taught and began the tennis program in Charles City, Iowa beginning in 1958. In 1964, the couple moved to Austin where Keith was a teacher and tennis coach for high school boys teams. He retired in 1991 after suffering a severe stroke.

Keith belonged to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, the North West Tennis Association and enjoyed traveling, reading, restoring furniture and his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Lois; daughter, Sarah (Ken) Nygren, Lakeville; sons, Dan (Linda Hesketh) Paulson, Eugene, Ore.; Tom Paulson, New Brighton; five grandchildren; brothers, Don (Marlene) Paulson, Clarinda, Iowa; Wayne (Lynne) Paulson, Chandler, Ariz.; sisters, Doris (Richard) Clark, Lompoc, Calif.; Ruby (Allen) Barr, Stevensville, Mont.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at the funeral home and Friday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Kristin Wee officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Wed., December 11, 2002

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Joseph R. Pollock

1907-2002

Joseph R. Pollock, 95, of Austin, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at his son's home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where he had lived since April.

He was born Feb. 8, 1907, in Lansing, to Alexander and Ida (Vermilyea) Pollock. He lived on the family farm in Lansing until his graduation from Austin High School in 1925. He then attended Hamilton Business College in Mason City, Iowa. After three years with two rural banks in southern Minnesota, he came to Austin where he joined the First National Bank as a teller in December 1933. After 38 years with the First National Bank, Joe retired as vice president.

He married Mildred Wamsley of Clarksville, Iowa on Nov. 1, 1935. Joe was active in civic affairs. He was a Jaycee and at one time belonged to Kiwanis. He was a long-time member of the Izaak Walton League, the Elks Lodge #414, and the Austin Country Club. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin where he served as a elder and trustee. He also served as a money counter for the church every Tuesday morning until his recent move to Oshkosh.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Joanne Pollock of Oshkosh, Wis.; two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife in 1994; and brothers, Harold and Earl.

Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. today, Dec. 9, 2002, at the funeral home and Tuesday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Andrew M. Lindahl officiating. Casket Bearers will be Les Buck, Sid Brown, Robert Borchardt, William Hardy, Robert Schulz and Duane Olson.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Mon., December 9, 2002

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Dorothy E. (Winch) Roberts

1917-2002

Dorothy E. Roberts, 85, of Adams, formerly of Lake Crystal, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at Adams Health Care Center.

She was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Truman to John and Erma (Anderson) Winch. After her marriage to Everett Roberts, they farmed in the Lake Crystal area until her husband's death in 1975. She moved to Lake Crystal and lived there until she entered Adams Health Care Center in 1994. She enjoyed helping people and always had a friendly smile. She liked crocheting and belonged to the Eastern Star.

Survivors include son Robert (Sue) Roberts, Elkton; daughter Wilma Roberts, Bemidji; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Elmer Winch, Bemidji.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sisters and five brothers.

Visitation: One hour before the service at the funeral home.

Service: 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 16, 2002 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Memorials: To the Alzheimer's Society.

Austin Daily Herald, Sat., December 14, 2002

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May E. (nee Clark)(Jacobson)
(Baldwin) Salzmann, 90

1912-2002

May E. (Jacobson) Salzmann, 90, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

She was born Feb. 14, 1912, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Elmer and Sarah (Garman) Clark. As a young child her family moved from Pennsylvania to Harmony, Minn. On Feb. 28, 1928, she married Herman Jacobson in Ostrander. Herman died Sept. 17, 1954. In 1956, she married Harry Baldwin; he died in 1967. She married Donald W. Salzmann in 1968; he died in 1978. May moved to Austin in 1952. She was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Lorraine and Norman Hildestad, Austin; Eldena and Jerry Seabright, Spring Valley; Mary Anne and Donald Befort, Lake City; son and daughter-in-law, Merton and Miriam Jacobson, Minneapolis; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Florence Clark, Spring Valley; Art and Bernice Clark, Cody, Wyo.; Ralph and Dorothy Ficken, Blue Earth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands, three children and 10 siblings.

Visitation: One hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kristin K. Wee officiating. Casket bearers will be David Hildestad, Michael Hildestad, Craig Seabright, Matt Voigt, Patrick Befort, Donald Befort Jr., Lynne Martin and Dwayne Hildestad.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Memorials: To St. Mark's Lutheran Home or St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Austin Daily Herald, Tue., December 10, 2002

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Norbert J. Schneider, 80

1922-2002

Norbert J. Schneider, 80, of Austin, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at his home.

He was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Wilmont, to Nicolas and Rose (Hanson) Schneider.

On Oct. 15, 1949, he married Hazel Hansen in Minneapolis.

Norbert enjoyed watching all types of sports, especially Nascar Auto Racing and bowling.

Survivors include wife, Hazel Schneider, Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Debra Schneider, St. Paul; John and Patti Schneider, St. Paul; David and Jean Schneider, Oakdale; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Frank Sprandel, St. Paul; Kathy Allbee, St. Paul; Debra Schneider, St. Paul; Mary Warner, Aurora, Colo.; Dolores and Merlyn Jones, St. Paul; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Joseph Schneider, Green Valley, Ariz.; Andrew and Evelyn Schneider, Mesa, Ariz.; sister, Belle Reynold, Sioux Falls, S.D.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gregory Schneider; son-in-law, Chuck Warner; brothers, Inne, Bill, Gilbert and Gordon Schneider; sisters, Melinda Hebig, Claire Hanson, Mary Seltenrich, Viola Johnston and Collette Gust.

Memorial Gathering: 1:30 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Austin's Twin Towers, 200 First Avenue NE, with a memorial from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, December 5, 2002

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Theodore L. "Ted" Seufert

1909-2002

Theodore "Ted" L. Seufert, 93, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Heritage Care Center, Mason City, Iowa.

He was born June 6, 1909, in Lebonan, Mo., to Macarius and Barbara (Schmidt) Seufert. He grew up and attended school in Mt. Angel, Ore. He moved to Austin in 1938. On May 28, 1940, he married Magdalene Loecher in Johnsburg. Ted worked for several years at the Hormel Food Corporation until his retirement. He moved to Mason City, Iowa in January 1998. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. He enjoyed gardening, traveling and woodworking.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne Bateman, Virginia, Minn.; Sarah Seufert and husband, Dipankar Sanyal, Minneapolis; Mary Brill, Coral Springs, Fla.; CeCe and Chuck Mayer, Mason City, Iowa; sons and daughter-in-law, Jim Seufert, Brooklyn Park; Nico CearGeo, Shoreview; Dianne Seufert, Brooklyn Park; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marie Dante, Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Joe Seufert; son-in-law, David Bateman; and daughter-in-law, Jeanne Seufert.

Visitation: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at the funeral home.

Service: 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Augustine Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Casket Bearers will be Jenny Petersen, Jill Seufert, Jessica Winkelaar, Jeremy Bateman, Benjamin Bateman, Soumya Sanyal, Marc Sanyal, Stephen Seufert, Matthew Seufert, Laura Brill, Owen Brill, Ava Brill and Andy Mayer.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Fri., December 6, 2002

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Sylvia M. (Kime) Swaney, 84

1918-2002

Sylvia M. Swaney, age 84, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at St Mark's Lutheran Home.

Sylvia was born March 14, 1918 in Jackson, Minn. to Elmer and Anna (Petersen) Kime. She moved to Austin in 1923, and retired from Hormel Foods after 37 years of service. She was an avid bowler and was inducted into the Austin Bowling Hall of Fame in 1992.

Survivors include two daughters: Linda Vogel, Minneapolis, Minn., and Pam Vlasaty, Austin; four grandchildren: Kimberly Lemon, Jeffrey Bang, Nickolas Vlasaty, Joshua Vlasaty; three great-grandchildren; sister and brother in-law: Myrtle and Roger Reed, Austin; sister in-law: Vera Kime, Austin and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by son, Dennis Swaney; her parents; sister: Amilda Wollschlager; brothers: George Kime, Lester Kime and Duane Kime of Austin.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Pat Toschak officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Mayer Funeral Home and one hour before the service on Friday at the church.

The casket bearers will be Steve Kime, Wesley Johnson, Ronald Kime, Clifford Wollschlager, Gary Wollschlager, Clayton Reed, Edwin Wollschlager.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

Austin Daily Herald, Wed., December 18, 2002

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Lillie Lisetta (Schroeder) Traff, 90

1912-2002

Lillie Lisetta Traff, 90, of Austin died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002 at Austin Medical Center. Austin, Minnesota.

She was born August 26, 1912, in Caledonia to Gustav and Methilda (Kruse) Schroeder. She attended Houston County District #50 School. She married Emil Joseph Traff on March 29, 1938, in Eltzen. She worked as a cook for many years at the Austin Country Club and Tolly's Time Out. Her hobbies included cooking, sewing and crocheting, playing cards with her family, watching hockey and baseball. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and active in the Ladies Aid.

Survivors include son Lester (Barbara) Traff, Austin; daughters Norma (William) Bray, Austin, Leona (John) Detwiler, Austin, Gloria Traff, Ft. Collins, Colo., 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; brother Carl Schroeder, Caledonia; sisters Ella Meiners, Caledonia, Amanda Olson, Caledonia; sisters-in-law Helen Schroeder, Caledonia, Lillian Bresau, La Crosse, Wis., Phyllis Traff, LaCrescent, Evelyn (Donald) Kessel, La Crosse, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, brother Arnold Schroeder, sister Clara Pohlman, great-grandchildren James Bray, Jakob Detwiler, Thad Holtz, nephews Kurt Corcoran and Kenneth Traff and brothers-in-law.

Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Service: 1 p.m., Monday, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Ted Barthels officiating.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin.

Austin Daily Herald, Sat., December 7, 2002

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Hedwig Anna Ulwelling

1909-2002

Hedwig Anna Ulwelling, 93, of Adams, formerly of Rochester, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at Adams Health Care Center, Adams.

She was born Oct. 25, 1909, to Nicholas and Gertrude (Simon) Ulwelling in rural Johnsburg. She attended school at St. John's in Johnsburg. She farmed on the family farm until 1951, was a waitress at Pine Room in Adams until the late 1950s, then moved to Rochester to work as a housekeeper at St. Mary's until her retirement. She moved to Adams Health Care Center in 1997. She was a member of Legion of Mary, St. Raphael's Guild, St. John's Church and ladies guild and St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include sisters, Helen Reinartz, Austin; Odelia Klapperich, Anoka.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Aloysius.

Visitation: One hour before the service Monday at the church.

Service: 1 p.m. memorial service, Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at St. John's Church in Johnsburg with the Rev. Greg Leif officiating.

Interment: St. John's Cemetery, Johnsburg.

Funeral Home: Macken Funeral Home, Rochester.

Austin Daily Herald, Thursday, December 5, 2002

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Ruth Pearl (Barnett) Wallem

1928-2002

Ruth Pearl Wallem, 74, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Field Crest Care Center, Hayfield.

She was born March 25, 1928, to Oscar and Cetha (Wyant) Barnett in Dodge Center. On July 23, 1946, she married Harry Wallem. Ruth was a life long resident of the Austin and Sargeant areas and has been in Field Crest Care Center for the past four years. She was a homemaker and worked as a cook at various places. She also enjoyed playing cards.

Survivors include husband, Harry Wallem, Sargeant; daughters, Susan (George) Barley, La Grange, N.C.; Nancy Wallem, Dexter; sons, Andrew (Nicole) Wallem, Dexter; Harry (Lisa) Wallem, Jr., Brownsdale; four grandchildren; brothers, Jim (Delores) Barnett, Austin; Clayton Barnett, Austin; Earl (Marge) Barnett, Austin; Donald (Cleo) Barnett, Austin; sisters, Margaret Cook, Minneapolis; Linda (Fred) Drehobl, Chicago, Ill.

Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at the funeral home.

Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Ronald Barnett officiating.

Interment: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Dexter.

Funeral Home: Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, Hayfield.

Austin Daily Herald, Fri., December 6, 2002

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