MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 190

 

 

Sylvia Elizabeth Johnson, 93

1918-2011

Sylvia E. Johnson, 93, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at Deer Crest Assisted Living, Red Wing, Minnesota.

Sylvia Elizabeth Johnson was born March 4, 1918, at Le Roy, Minn., the daughter of Johannes E. and Amanda (Nelson) Johnson. Sylvia graduated from Austin High School and enlisted in the Navy in 1943. Following her service in the Navy, she lived in Alhambra, Calif., where she was the administrative assistant to the C.F.B Company president. Following her retirement, she moved back to Austin. Sylvia was a lifelong member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and three brothers.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, with Todd Portinga, AiM officiating. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are preferred to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin.

[ Austin Daily Herald online, Sept. 10, 2011 ]

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Charles A. Kraft

c1893-1952

#1:

DEATHS:

CHARLES A. KRAFT

Charles A. Kraft, 58, died Thursday morning at St. Olaf Hospital. He was a resident of Dexter.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon.

[ Austin Daily Herald, May 31, 1952, page 11 ]


#2:

FUNERALS

Funeral services for Charles A. Kraft, Dexter, Minnesota, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Jordan Chapel and at 2:30 at St. John's Lutheran Church, east of Austin, Rev. E. G. Gaede officiating. Interment will be at the church cemetery.

[ Austin Daily Herald, May 31, 1952, page 11 ]

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Mrs. Paul Sommers

c1885-1952

#1:

DEATHS--

MRS. PAUL SOMMERS

Mrs. Paul Sommers, 66, died Wednesday afternoon at St. Olaf Hospital. She resided at 403 S. Second.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning. Mrs. Sommers is survived by her husband and a brother, Edward Gilleece, Austin.


#2:

FUNERALS--

Funeral services for Mrs. Paul Sommers, 403 S. Second, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Church. Interment will be at the Catholic Cemetery. Rosary service will be at 8 p. m. Friday at the Mayer Funeral Home.

[ Austin Daily Herald, May 29, 1952, page 11 ]

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John Cartney Sr.

c1871-1952

#1:

DEATHS

JOHN CARTNEY, Sr.

John Cartney, Sr., 80, died this morning at his bome, northwest of LeRoy.

He is survived by his wife; three sons: Thomas, John. and Maurice, LeRoy; and a daughter, Mrs. La Vere Jasper, Waterloo.

Tentative funeral arrangements have been made for Wednesday morning.

[ Austin Daily Herald, May 12, 1952, page 15 ]


#2:

Tentative funeral arrangements for John Cartney, Sr., LeRoy, have been made for Wednesday morning. Friends may call at the Martz Funeral home, LeRoy.

[ Austin Daily Herald, May 12, 1952, page 15 ]


#3:

FUNERALS

Funeral services for John Cartney, Sr., LeRoy, Minnesota, will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's church, LeRoy; Rev. T. E. Duane officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick's cemetery.

Rosary service will be at 7:30 tonight at the family residence.

[ Austin Daily Herald, May 13, 1952, page 13 ]

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Raymond T. Hagen

Died 1952

FUNERALS

Committal services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood cemetery for Raymond T. Hagen who was killed January 26, 1952, in a plane crash near Spring Valley.

The American Legion will present a full military funeral. Rev. Arthur L. Swenson, St. Olaf church will officiate.

Mr. Hagen is survived by his wife, 105 S. Jay, and three children: Billy Dean, three weeks old, David, 19 months, and Kay, 3 1/2 years.

[ Austin Daily Herald, May 10, 1952, page 11 ]


FUNERALS

Committal services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood cemetery for Raymond T. Hagen, who was killed January 26, 1952, in a plane crash near Spring Valley.

The American Legion will present a full military funeral. Rev. Arthur L. Swenson, St. Olaf church, will officiate.

Mr. Hagen is survived by his wife, 105 S. Jay, and three children: Billy Dean, three weeks old, David, 19 months, and Kay, 3 1/2 years.

[ Austin Daily Herald, May 12, 1952, page 15 ]

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Albert O. Kittelson

1868-1952

OBITUARIES

1868 - Albert Kittelson - 1952

Albert O. Kittelson, 83, passed away April 20, 1952.

Funeral services were held April 23, 1952, at Ullrey Memorial chapel, Yuba City, Calif. Interment was at Red Oak Grove cemetery, Corning, Minnesota.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Anna Bowen, San Francisco, and a brother, E. F. Kittelson, Austin.

Albert was born on October 18, 1868, at Corning. He left home 60 years ago, making his home in California the past 50 years.

[ Austin Daily Herald, May 13, 1952, page 13 ]

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Raymond W. Speer

1931-1952

OBITUARIES

1931 — Raymond Speer — 1952

Raymond W. Speer was born on February 13, 1931, at Charles City, Iowa. When he was one year old, the family moved to Minnesota, where Raymond attended grade school at Grand Meadow and high school at Rose Creek.

When he was 18, he enlisted in the armed forces in August 1949.

He served in Japan and for 11 months was stationed in Korea, where he was founded in August, 1950. He spent three months in Osaka hospital in Japan, later returning to Korea. He returned home on rotation June 21, 1951, and was stationed at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin.

Cpl. Speer died May 4, 1952, in Austin. He leaves to mourn his loss, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Speer, Brownsdale; one sister, Mavis June; four brothers, Myron, Darrell, Gary and Bruce; his grandmother, Mrs. John Speer, LeRoy; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ruzicka, Lime Springs, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Thursday, May 8, at the Martz Funeral Home, LeRoy, Rev. Claude Spicer, Brownsdale, officiating. Interment was at Le Roy cemetery with Olaf B. Damm Post 1216. VFW, in charge of military rites at the graveside.

His sweet smile and sunny disposition won many hearts and Raymond will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

[ Austin Daily Herald, May 13, 1952, page 13 ]

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Ruth Genevieve (Lind) Sween

1918-2011

Ruth Genevieve Sween, 93, died of natural causes on Sept. 10, 2011, at the Augustana Regent in Burnsville, completing a full life enriched by family, friends, students and academic achievement.

“Ruthie” was born January 14, 1918, to Burtine and Carl Lind in Warwick, North Dakota, the youngest of four children. Upon the untimely death of her father, a farmer, when she was just 3, she and her family moved into the local telephone office where her mother was employed. The economic challenges of that period in North Dakota were extraordinary, due to the Great Depression coinciding with the devastating Dust Bowl. In spite of that daunting circumstance, Ruth graduated from high school in Warwick, and received her bachelor’s degree in education and English from the Mayville (ND) State Teacher’s College. She was an excellent student, but also an accomplished athlete, competing in women’s basketball, softball and tennis.

Following her first teaching job in Lancaster, Minnesota, Ruth accepted an opportunity in Grand Meadow where she met Raymond Sween. They married August 4, 1942. World War II separated them temporarily when Raymond served in the Army’s First Cavalry Infantry Division for 30 months of fierce, uninterrupted duty in the South Pacific. Upon his return to Grand Meadow, they began their family of five children, starting with twin boys born in 1947.

Ruth interrupted her career for about 15 years to raise her children, but her passion for education and academic achievement called her back. In the early 1960s, she began part-time, post-graduate studies at Mankato State College, commuting 100 miles to attend night classes and summer school, eventually receiving her master’s degree in business education. Following two interim high school positions at Rushford and Rose Creek, in 1965-66 she initiated a Business Secretarial re-entry training program through the Austin Vocational School. For her success there, she was offered the opportunity to join the faculty at Rochester Community College (RCC), where she taught for 16 years until her retirement. While at RCC, she assumed leadership for the Medical Secretarial training program, and many of her students proudly became secretaries for prominent physicians at the Mayo Clinic.

Anchored in her Christian faith, Ruth was a long-term member of the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church, where she was active in Sarah Circle. Upon her relocation to Apple Valley and then Burnsville, she worshipped at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Her hobbies included bridge, video poker, cooking and following her children and grandchildren’s sporting events.

Ruthie was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings, Raymond, husband of 55 years.

She is survived by four sons, Mark of Park Rapids, Paul (Susan) of Austin, Greg (Anne) of Emmetsburg, Iowa, and Steven (Barbara) of Atlanta, Ga., and one daughter, Mari-Kay Dornack (Duane) of Prior Lake. She was also a loving grandmother to seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials are preferred to Augustana Regent at Burnsville, augustanaregent.com, or the Saint Jude Hospice Fund. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church in Grand Meadow, Minn., with Rev. Ann Siverling officiating. Burial will be in the Grand Meadow Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at the church. Condolences may be left at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com.

[ Austin Daily Herald online, Sept. 10, 2011 ]

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Frances Anna (Kramer) Crandall, 88

1923-2011

Frances (Mrs. Angelo) Crandall, 88, of Austin died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.

Frances Anna Kramer, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Augusta (Elfert) Kramer, was born June 11, 1923, in Mitchell, S.D. She was united in marriage to Angelo “Buzz” Crandall on May 9, 1944. Together they raised two sons (David and Duane “Jake”) and a daughter (Carol). Fran was a generous and loving wife, mother and friend who loved golfing, square dancing and canning (preserving the bounty from her and Buzz’s garden). She was a longtime member of Queen of Angels and worked at the Philomathian Religious Books & Gifts in Austin for several years.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years (Buzz); three children, David (Mary) Crandall of Austin, Carol (Jim) LeDuc of St. Paul, and Duane “Jake” (Angel) of Sunfish Lake; six grandchildren, Angie Crandall (Sean McGuire), Adam Crandall (Katie Giedt), Nicole LeDuc Meehan (John), Claire LeDuc, Allison Crandall Burke (John), and Sarah Crandall; five great-grandchildren, Kieran, Darby, Beatrice, Benjamin, and Lucas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. There will be a 3 p.m. CCW rosary and a 4:30 p.m. wake on Sunday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and one hour before the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Pacelli High School or donor’s choice

[ Austin Daily Herald online, Sept. 10, 2011 ]

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Nellie Retta (Loverink) Boysen

1926-2011

Nellie Retta Boysen, age 85, of Austin, died Saturday morning September 10, 2011 at her home.

She was born August 17, 1926, near Rushmore, Minnesota the daughter of Thomas and Rena (Dystra) Loverink. She grew up on a farm in Southeast Minnesota one of fourteen children. On May 24, 1947, she married Haven Maurice Boysen at First Baptist Church in Austin. She was a devoted wife and mother, who enjoyed being a homemaker. She liked to sew and garden and was an excellent cook. Nellie was an active member over the years at First Baptist Church, serving as Sunday School teacher, nursery coordinator and in the mission group.

Survivors include five children, Charlotte (Nick) Downham of Owatonna, Nancy (Chuck) Hansen of Rochester, Haven (Robbie) MilesBoysen of Cannon Falls, Samuel (Vicki) Boysen of Winona and Linda Larson of Austin; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harm (Lola) Loverink of Rose Creek and Garret (Lois) Loverink of Deer River; one sister, Gerty Richards of Jenison, Michigan; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Haven Boysen on October 30, 1994; a great-grandson, Cody Finch; five brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bernie Boldt of the Oakland Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow the service at Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin.

VISITATION
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Worlein Funeral Home - Austin

SERVICE
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Worlein Funeral Home Chapel - Austin

BURIAL
Grandview Cemetery - Austin

[ Obituary from Worlein Funeral Home website, 9/12/2011 ]

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Nathan Harold Bray

1941-2011

BURIAL AT RED OAK GROVE CEMETERY, MOWER COUNTY

Nathan Harold Bray, age 69, of Blooming Prairie died Wednesday September 7, 2011 at Prairie Manor Care Center, Blooming Prairie. He was born November 5, 1941 in Blooming Prairie to Raymond and Florence (Benson) Bray. He was a baptized and confirmed member of First Lutheran Church. After graduating from Blooming Prairie High School in 1959, Nathan entered the U.S. Air Force. After his discharge, he worked for Honeywell for two years, and then returned to farm with his father until the late 1990’s. Nathan then moved to Austin, where he lived at the Cedars and Chauncey Apartments. A favorite pastime was watching sports.

Survivors include three sisters, Marilyn (Dell) Wilson of Eden Prairie, Eileen Risch of Rochester, Myrna (Marvin) Donkers of Nerstrand; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; niece Barbara Hertle-Beatty; grandniece Mackenzie Risch.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday September 11, 2011 at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie, with Pastor Heidi Heimgartner officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery, with a flag presentation by American Legion Post #52 and V.F.W. Post #878.

Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

VISITATION
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2011
Time: 1 Hour Prior to the service
Location: First Lutheran Church - Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

SERVICE
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2011
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: First Lutheran Church - Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

BURIAL
Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery - rural Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

[ Obituary from Worlein Funeral Home website, 9/12/2011 ]

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Mary Amy Roche

1914-2011

(June 25, 1914 - August 13, 2011)

Mary A. Roche, 97 died Saturday morning August 13th at the Stacyville Community Nursing Home.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with Father James Steffes officiating. Interment will be at the Woodbury Cemetery, rural Lyle. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:30 AM until the time of the service at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.

[ Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website obituary ]

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Gregory D. Ritland, 63

1947-2011

Gregory D. Ritland, 63, died September 12, 2011, in Plymouth, Minnesota, in the presence of his loving wife, Linda and two daughters, Nicole (Kyle) Kustermann and Katharine Ritland.

He was born on October 21, 1947, in Austin, Minnesota, to Donald (deceased) and Reva Ritland. Greg leaves behind three grandchildren, Gavin, Hadley and Faith; three sisters, Marcia (Gary) Lunt, Jane (Doug) Johnson, and Janet (Robert) Jacobsen and several nieces and nephews.

Greg graduated from Austin High School in 1965. He served honorably in the Navy, aboard the USS Hoel. He graduated with a business degree from Winona State University and made a successful career in the manufacturing industry. He had a sense of humor that will not be forgotten. Greg was a loyal fan of the Minnesota Twins, Gophers and Vikings. He cherished his family and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 18, at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 East Wayzata Boulevard, Wayzata, MN.

A Memorial Service celebrating Greg’s life will be 11 a.m. Sept. 19, at St. Philip the Deacon Church, 17205 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN. Interment will be at Fort Snelling Cemetery.

[Austin Daily Herald, online, Thurs., Sept. 15, 2011 ]

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John Tindal

1871-1961

Austin Herald
Austin, Mower, MN
Thursday, May 11, 1961

1871 John Tindal 1961

John Robert Tindal, son of Samuel and Mary Taylor Tindal, was born in Taylorsville, Ky., July 4, 1871. He attended school in Kentucky and for 43 years he farmed around Louisville, Ky.

In October 1893, he was united in marriage with Thursa Jane Tinnel at Taylorsville. They came to Minnesota 40 years ago, and lived in and around Austin all of that time. He was employed by Geo. A. Hormel & Co. 15 years before his retirement.

Mr. and Mrs. Tindal have been in failing health and a short time ago, the came to Austin where they have been at the Halverson Nursing Home.

Mr. Tindal passed away at St Olaf Hospital the evening of May 6, 1961. They had resided on Austin Rt. 2 previous to their moving to Austin.

Mr. Tindal was baptized in the Church of Christ as a young man, was a kind and loving father, who will be missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 9, at the Jordan Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Herman H. Kooy officiating. Interment was at Grand View Memorial Gardens with Arthur Peck, Irvin Cassedy, David Monty, Floyd Lenoch, Harold Schrieber and Otto Mullenbach serving as bearers.

Mr. Tindal is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thursa Tindal; one daughter, Mrs. Nora Tindal, Taopi; five sons, Thomas of Louisville, Sam of Bel Gardens, Calif., James of Hibbing, Minn., Lee of Austin, Hollie of Rose Creek; 31 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Husband, Louisville, Mrs. Doan Simpson, Taylorsville; one brother, Mose Tindal, Taylorsville.

[Transcribed by Shelly (Tindal) Alexander]

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Thursa Jane (Tinnel) Tindal

1873-1969

Austin Daily Herald
Austin, Mower, MN
Wednesday, June 11, 1969

1873 Thursa Tindal 1969

Thursa Jane Tindal, daughter of Thomas and Cynthia Tinnel was born in Peoria, Ill, March 23, 1873.

She was united in marriage with John Tindal at Taylorsville, Ky., Oct. 4, 1893. They farmed in the Louisville, Ky., area and about 50 years ago moved to the Austin community.

Mr. Tindal was employed by the George A. Hormel & Co. until his retirement. Mr. Tindal passed away in 1961 and since that time Mrs. Tindal has been a resided of Halvorsons and Raymond's Nursing Homes. She passed away at Raymond's on the morning of June 7, 1969.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at the Jordan mortuary Chapel, Rev. Charles G. Pausley officiating. Interment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens with Thomas Moore, Roland Bellrichard, Floyd Lenoch, Harold Schriever, David Monty, Robert Tindal serving as bearers.

Mrs. Tindal is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William (Nora) Moore, Rochester; three sons, Samuel and Lee Tindal, Austin, Hollie Tindal, Rose Creek; 32 grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three sons.

[Transcribed by Shelly (Tindal) Alexander]

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Anna Olive Tindal

1903-1962

Austin Herald
Austin, Mower, Minnesota
Tuesday, August 28, 1962

1903 Mrs. Anna Tindal 1962

Mrs. Anna Olive Tindal was born Nov. 17, 1903, at Rose Creek, the daughter of Mary Weiss and Christian Weiss.

She attended Saint Rest District 24 School at Rose Creek and has lived at 210 Decker Ave., Austin, fared at Rose Creek and now resided at 4523 ½ E. 56th St., Maywood, Calif. She was baptized and confirmed at the St. Peter's Church, Rose Creek.

On March 3, 1923, she was married to Samuel C. Tindal at Osage.

Mrs. Tindal died at 2:30 p.m., Aug. 15, at a Los Angeles hospital after being ill five days. She is survived by her husband; five sons, Merlin Tindal, Gene Tindal, Austin, Samuel C. Tindal Jr., Bruce Tindal, Clifford Tindal, Maywood, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. James Houff (Annaline), Austin; three brothers, John Weiss, Springfield, Minn., Frank Weiss, George Weiss, Austin; five sisters, Mrs. James Bobbitt (Francis), Welsch, Minn, Mrs. Leo Smith (Mary), Rose Creek, Mrs. Daniel Kelley (Effie), Mrs. Ray Locher (Regina), Mrs. George Holgate (Katherine), Austin; five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild; a son, a daughter, her parents, three brothers and a sister.

Funeral services were held at 9 a.m., Aug. 21 at Austin, Rev. LaVerne Trocinski officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery with the Mayer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Out of town persons attending the funeral were Mr. And Mrs. John Weiss, Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. James Bobbitt, Welsh, Minn; Mr. and Mrs. Landol Locher, Anoka, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hecomowich, Keewatin, Minn.; Effie Olson, Anoka, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schwartz, Minneapolis.

[Transcribed by Shelly (Tindal) Alexander]

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Lee Dawson Tindal

1905-1981

Austin Herald
Austin, Mower, Minnesota
Thursday, September 17, 1981

1905 Lee Tindal 1981

Lee Dawson Tindal was born on March 26, 1905, at Peoria, Ill., the son of John and Thursa Tindal.

He came to Austin and was employed by the Hormel Co. until retiring in 1967. His home is at 1809 4th St. NE.

On Jan 19, 1926 he married Margaret Grant in Austin. She preceded him in death Jan 12, 1953. His marriage to Jessie Lipelt took place in Austin, June 18, 1954. He bowled with the Senior Citizen League Tuesdays and Thursdays and was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Mr. Tindal died at 5 a.m. September 4, 1981, at St. Olaf Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret; a son, Tom; two grandsons.

Surviving are his wife, Jessie; six daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Mary Jane) Lenoch, Mrs. David (Betty) Monty, Mrs. Harold (Margaret) Schriever, Mrs. Otto (Marcella) Mullenbach, Mrs. Jerry (Joan) Smith, Mrs. Allen (Joanne) Kunze; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Gerri Tindal; a step-son, Gail Lipelt; a brother, Hollie Tindal, Rose Creek; a sister, Mrs. Nora Moore, Austin; 36 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 6, 1981, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Fr. Paul Nelson, Fr. Charles Quinn officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery with Mayer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Grandsons were the pallbearers, Greg Mullenbach, Ed Lenoch, Dick Schriever, Randy Lenoch, Mark Tindal, Rick Smith: lector, Dale Mullenbach: mass servers, Gary, Randy, Joe Smith. Mrs. Wayne Miller was organist.

[Transcribed by Shelly (Tindal) Alexander]

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Tindal, Samuel C.

(died 1971)

Austin Daily Herald
Austin, Mower, Minnesota
1971

Samuel C. Tindal passed away on February 1. A 34 year veteran of the Hormel organization, Tindal started in November, 1922, in the Fertilizer Department Following this assignment, he worked in the Hog Cooler, Sweet Pickle Department, Fresh Sausage Department and as an elevator operator. He retired in February, 1956.

His survivors include his children, Merlin J., Austin, Samuel C., Newport News, Va., Bruce D., Whittier, Calif., Clifford, Austin, Gene, Austin, and Annaline Houff, Whittier, Calif.

[Transcribed by Shelly (Tindal) Alexander]

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Margaret (Grant) Tindal

1907-1953

Austin Daily Herald
Austin, Mower, Minnesota
Monday, January 19, 1953

1907 Margaret Tindal 1953

Margaret F. Tindal was born August 12, 1907 in Preston, Minnesota, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Grant.

She resided at Preston for 17 years and moved to Austin in 1924. For the past 18 years, she resided at 411 N. Third.

She attended school in Preston and Columbus School, Austin. On January 19, 1927, she was united in marriage with Lee D. Tindal in Austin. For the past 26 years, she had been employed at the Hormel Company.

Mrs Tindal was a member of Local 9, UPWA, CIO, the Rosary Society of St. Augustine Church, St. Dominica Unit and the PTA.

Mrs Tindal died at 6:25 p.m. Jan. 12 at her home after being ill nine months. Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at St. Augustine Church, Rev. L. Wappler officiating. Interment was in the Catholic Cemetery with the Mayer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Tindal is survived by her husband, Lee D. Tindal; eight children, Mrs. Floyd Lenoch, Mrs. David Monty, Margaret Leah, Marcella, Joan, Joanne, Thomas and John Leo; 10 brothers and sisters, Mrs. Floyd Gilliland, Dan Grant, William Grant, Austin; Mrs. Felix Jacobs, Thomas J. Grant, Donald L. Grant, Michael Grant, James Grant, St. Paul; Raymond Gran, Omaha, Neb.; Francis Grant, Mason City; her mother, Mrs. Thomas Grant, St, Paul; and four grandchildren.

Out-of-town persons attending the funeral were John Grant, Ed Grant, Mr. and Mrs. Ed O'Conner, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gartner, Mrs Lena Driscoll, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Farbern, Preston; Michael Scanlon, Mr. and Mrs. Bob, Harmony; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Norton, Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin, Spring Valley, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scanlon, Brownsdale; Mrs. Harly Johnson, Ostrander; Miss Nora Tindal, Spring Valley; Miss Margaret Grant, St. Paul; Jack Driscoll, Grandview, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. John Tindal, Austin Rt. 2.

[Transcribed by Shelly (Tindal) Alexander]

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Nora L. (Tindal) Moore

1910-1991

Austin Daily Herald
Austin, Mower, Minnesota
Friday, January 4, 1991

Nora L. Moore, 80

Austin, Minn. -- Funeral services for Nora L. Moore, 80, 200 1st Ave. N.E. who died Friday morning at Burr Oak Manor Nursing Home, will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Clasen Jordan Mortuary, the Rev. Thomas Jennings officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 2-5 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until time of service on Monday.

Mrs. Moore was born March 31, 1910 in Bullet County, Ky. to John and Thurse (Tinnel) Tindal. She moved to Austin as a child and attended Austin Public Schools. She was employed by the Geo. A. Hormel Co.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Folken, Austin; four grandchildren, Lon Johnson, Georgetown, Texas, Mrs. Richard (Nona) Bauer, Austin, Mrs. James (Lana) Rochler, Richmond, Minn. and Mrs. Timothy (Marsheila) Lickteig, Bismark, N.D.; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Hollie Tindal, Rose Creek; nieces and nephews

[Transcribed by Shelly (Tindal) Alexander]

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Hollie W. Tindal

1913-1991

Austin Herald
Austin, Mower, MN
Monday, April 15, 1991

Rose Creek - Funeral services for Hollie W. Tindal, 78, Rose Creek, who died April 13 at his home, will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ, Pastor Bill Schaffner officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4-8 p.m. today, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, and one hour before the service at the church.

Mr. Tindal was born March 24, 1913 in Taylorsville, Ky. to John and Thurse (Tindle) Tindal. He attended Austin schools. As a child he attended Sunday school and was baptized in the Baptist faith. He was united in marriage to Priscella Harley. To this union one child, Elizabeth, was born. Following the death of his first wife he was united in marriage to Elsie Mae (Wead) Cassedy. To this union two children were born, Wilson and Robert. He was employed at the Geo. A. Hormel & Co. for 38 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ where he served as a deacon.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Betty Tindal, Pine City, Minn., Ervin and Corrine Cassedy, Arlington, Texas, and Eugene and Pat Cassedy, Ennis, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Ted Woessner, Prior Lake, Minn.; special friend, Gertrude Stauffer, Austin; 20 grandchildren; 19 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, and others. He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, one son, brothers and sisters.

Casket bearers will be Raymond Wigant, Glenn Lowe, Joseph Rhodes, Guy McAlister, LaVerne Hoffman, and Vernon Hoffman, Organist will be Mrs. Howard Hall and soloist will be Mrs. Merle Tuschoff.

[Transcribed by Shelly (Tindal) Alexander]

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Elsie M. (Wead)(Cassedy) Tindal

1910-1990

Austin Herald
Austin, Mower, Minnesota
Monday, September 17, 1990

Elsie M. Tindal, 79

Austin - Funeral services for Elsie M. Tindal, 79, Rose Creek who died Saturday morning at St Olaf Hospital will be Tuesday at 3 pm at the Church of Christ, Austin. Pastor Bill Schaffner officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at Clasen Jordan Mortuary from 4 to 8 pm Monday and 9 to 11 am Tuesday and at the church on hour before the service.

Mrs. Tindal was born December 20, 1910 at Preston, Minn. to Elmer and Adeline Wead. She was a graduate of Preston High School. She was united in marriage to Raleigh Cassedy in 1932. To this union two children were born. Mr. Cassedy was killed in a car accident in 1936. On Jan 16, 1938 she was united in marriage to Hollie Tindal. She was a member of the Church of Christ and also belonged to the Martha Circle and served as a deaconess.

She is survived by her husband Hollie Tindal, Rose Creek, sons and daughters-in-law Ervin and Corrine Cassedy, Arlington, Texas, Eugene and Pat Cassedy, Ennis, Texas, Robert and Betty Tindal, Pine City, Minn,; step-daughter Elizabeth; 11 grandchildren, six step grandchildren, seven step great grandchildren; sisters and brothes-in-law, Laura and Clifford Green, Lone Prairie, Minn., Murel and Ed Ganzy, Phoenix, Ariz., nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son.

Soloist will be Mrs. Merle Tuschoff and organist will be Mrs. Howard Hall.

[Transcribed by Shelly (Tindal) Alexander]

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Charles W. McNally

c1880-1957

Austin Daily Herald
Austin, Mower, MN
Friday, October 11, 1957

Charles W. McNally

Charles W. McNally, 77, died early this morning at St. Olaf Hospital.

A retired employee of the Milwaukee Road, he resided at 804 Clark.

Surviving are his wife, Emma; a son, Charles McNally, Hibbing; two daughters, Mrs. James Tindal, Hibbing, and Mrs. Joe Mlenar, Spring Valley; a brother, Edward McNally, Austin.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon.

[Transcribed by Shelly (Tindal) Alexander]

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Emma McNally

c1880-1962

Austin Herald
Austin, Mower, MN
Saturday, September 15, 1962

Mrs. Emma McNally, 82, died Friday evening at St. Olaf Hospital. She resided at 804 6th Ave NE.

Surviving are a son, Charles McNally, Austin; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Mlenar, Spring Valley, Mrs. James Tindal, Hibbing, Minn; a sister, Mrs. James Kos, Austin.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon.

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Mary (Zalesky) Sistek

1856-1922

Austin Daily Herald
Austin, Mower, MN
Thursday, April 6, 1922

Mrs. Joseph Sistek

Mrs. Joseph Sistek, 804 Clark street, died at two o'clock this morning at St. Olaf hospital after ten days' illness with bronchial pneumonia. She was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon.

Mary Zalesky was born in Bohemia February 11, 1856. She was married to Joseph Sistek in October 1875. They came to America in the year 1879 and located on a farm west of Austin where they lived a couple years and then moved to Austin which has since been their home. Nine children were born to them, only two of whom with the father survive. Mrs. Charles McNally and Mrs. James Kos of Austin. Those dead are Mrs. Mary Brush, Mrs. Joe Kroc, Fanny, Frances, Josie, Joseph and Frank. Five grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Sistek was a member of the Royal Neighbor and J.C.D. lodges and St. Augustine's church.

She was a good wife and mother and devoted to her home where she will be greatly missed.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 Saturday morning, at St. Augustine's church.

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John Sistek

1830-1908

Austin Daily Herald
Austin, Mower, MN
March 23, 1908

John Sistek died at his daughter's home on River St., Saturday at 5:30 from the effects of a stroke of paralysis. The dread disease made its first appearance at about six o'clock of the same morning effecting the right side first, then the left side and finally reaching the heart with its fatal effects.

John Sistek was born in Prague, Bohemia on May 17, 1830. About thirty-one years ago accompanied by his family he left his native country and came to Freeborn County where he settled upon a farm. His wife died about two weeks after reaching her new home. Six years later he was married to Mrs. Wilt in Austin. He has been employed in various positions about the city during his twenty-five yrs residence here and was known as an honest industrious worker.

For the past eleven years he has made his home with his daughter Mrs. Mary Tichy where his death occurred.

He leaves a wife and eight children all of whom are living also one brother Joe and a sister Barbara in Bohemia. There are six children by his first wife, Mrs. Mary Tichy, Mrs. Anna Maorek, Joe and Matt of this city, Frank of Oakland and James of Chicago and two children by his second wife Tony and Josie of this city. He also leaves fourteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the house tomorrow morning at nine o'clock Rev. C. D. Belding officiating in English assisted by Matt Tisch in the Bohemian language. Interment will be made in the Bohemian cemetery at Hayward.

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Charles J. McNally

c1860-1949

#1:

Austin Daily Herald
Austin, Mower, Minnesota
Tuesday, November 29, 1949

Charles J. McNally, 89, died unexpectedly at 1:15 p.m. Monday at the home of his son, C.W. McNally, 804 Clark.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning.

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Austin Daily Herald
Austin, Mower, Minnesota
Tuesday, November 29, 1949

Funeral services for Charles J. McNally, 804 Clark, will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Mayer Funeral home and at 9:30 at Queen of Angels Church. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. Rosary service will be at 8 o'clock tonight.

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Mary (McMahon) McNalley

1848-1916

Austin Daily Herald
Austin, Mower, Minnesota
Tuesday, December 26, 1916

Mrs. Mary McNally

Mary McMahon McNalley was born in New York City in 1848. She moved with her parents to Ottawa, Illinois, at the age of 10 years. In 1876 she moved to Dougherty, Iowa, and was married to C.J. McNalley, Nov 25th 1877.

To mourn the loss of a kind and loving wife and mother, are C. J. McNalley her husband, C. W. McNalley, son, of Austin, Minn., Mrs. F. V. Farley of Austin Minn., Mrs Charles Eckhart of Gary, SD., and one adopted son Edward McNalley of Austin, Minn. One sister, Mrs. John Payseno of Denhoff Noth Dakota, four brothers, B. McMahon of Gary, South Dakota, Peter McMahon of Crystal Lake, Iowa, Art McMahon of Omaha, Nebraska, Oney McMahon of Ottawa, Illinois.

She moved to Austin in 1894, and to Gary, SD about 10 years ago where about eight years ago her health began to fail, moving back to Austin about one year ago, where she has been a constant sufferer until death relieved her at 7:35 a.m. Dec 23, 1916.

Out of town parties that attended the funeral were: Mrs. John Warren, Nora Springs, Iowa; B. McMahon and wife of Gary, SD.; Mrs Chas. Eckhart of Gary, So. Dakota; Peter McMahon of Crystal Lake, Iowa; Ed McNalley of Emmetsberg, Iowa; C. Campbell, J. Campbell and W. Campbell of Rockwell, Iowa.

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John P. Nelson

c1940-2011

#1:

AUSTIN, MINNESOTA - John P. Nelson, 71, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, September 15, 2011, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Austin, Minnesota.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin, Minnesota. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Monday and also one hour before the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Tuesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

[ Mason City Globe Gazette online, September 17, 2011 ]


#2:

John P. Nelson, 71, of Austin, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin surrounded by his family.

John was born April 2, 1940, at home in Meltonville, Iowa to Raymond and Esther (Stromley) Nelson. He worked as a farmer in Elkton for Jim Bell, as a construction worker for Ulland Brothers, and spent two years in Houston, Texas as a carpenter. John then returned to Austin and again worked for Ulland Brothers and later McFarland Truck Lines until his retirement in 1997.

John was united in marriage to Marion Andresen in Austin. To this union, three children were born. The couple later divorced. John was united to JoAnn White in Austin and they spent 40 years together. This union brought three more children into the family.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn, Austin; children, Gary (Shelly) Nelson, Austin, Wayne (Brenda) Nelson, Austin, Kathy (Randy) Hagan, San Diego; Jim Nelson, Austin, Betty Shuck (fiance, Bob Cardwell), North Bend, Neb., Carol Shuck, Austin; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; mother, Esther Nelson, Northwood, Iowa; siblings, Raymond (Lois) Nelson, Red Wing, Shirley Hoedley, Northwood, Iowa, Louise (Glen) Hagen, Albert Lea, Judy (Jim) Rae, Lake Mills, Iowa, Ronald (Deb) Nelson, Albert Lea, Rose (Robert) Sanden, Joice, Iowa, Kay Virchow, Glenville; many nieces; nephews; uncles; aunts; cousins.

He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Nelson; sister, Kathryn.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Mayer Funeral Home with Todd Portinga officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday and also one hour before the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Tuesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

[ Austin Daily Herald online, Sept. 17, 2011 ]

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Bernard F “Ben” Muldown

1861-1929

#1:

DIES SUDDENLY

Lyle, Minn. – Word has reached Lyle friends and relatives that Ben Muldown, formerly of Lyle, but now of Albert Lea had died suddenly at his home on Thursday.

Burial was made Saturday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

[ Mason City Globe Gazette, Monday September 30, 1929 ]


#2:

Minnesota Death Index:

Name: Bernard F. Muldown ; Death Date: 26 Sep 1929 ; Death County: Freeborn State File Number: 004457; Certificate Number: 004457

Certificate Year: 1929; Record Number: 546702


#3:

Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Otranto Twp., Mona, Mitchell, Iowa

Bernard F. Muldown -- 1861 - 1929 father

Anna Erickson Muldown -- April 10, 1875 — January 29, 1962 mother

Martin John Muldown, son of Bernard and Anna … March 3, 1914 - March 3, 1914

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John Hanson

1874-1937

#1:

LYLE MERCHANT FOR 25 YEARS IS BURIED; RITES ARE IN CHURCH

Lyle, Minn. – John Hanson, 62, died at his home here Friday morning after a week’s illness with infection of the nose and pneumonia.

He had operated a general merchandise store here for the past 25 years.

Mr. Hanson is survived by his wife, Clara, one daughter; Mrs. Frank Schleigh of St. Charles, Minnesota; and one grandson, Jackie Schleigh; besides several brothers and sisters, living in Nebraska.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 o’clock at the Lyle Lutheran church by the Rev. D. M. Langebough, with burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

[ Mason City Globe Gazette, Tuesday January 19, 1937 ]


#2:

WWI Draft Registration: September 12, 1918 John Hanson 43, living in Lyle, Mower, Minnesota; born September 19, 1874; Merchant; nearest relative, wife Clara Bertha Hanson.


#3:

Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Otranto Twp., Mona, Mitchell, Iowa

John Hanson 1874 — April 21, 1937
Clara Bertha Hanson January 3, 1884 — May 13 1957

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John Andrew Thorstad

1872-1941

#1:

FORMER LYLE RESIDENT DIES

Lyle, Minn. – Funeral services for John Thorstad formerly a Lyle resident, who died at this home Thursday afternoon, in St. Paul, Minnesota, were conducted in the Lyle Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon, and Burial was at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Mona, Iowa.

[Mason City Globe Gazette, Tuesday, July 29, 1941]


#2:

Minnesota Death Index:

Name: John Andrew Thorstad
Death Date: 24 Jul 1941; Death County: Ramsey
State File Number: 025287; Certificate Number: 025287
Certificate Year: 1941; Record Number: 872047

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#3:

Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Otranto Twp., Mona, Mitchell, Iowa

John A. Thorstad 1872 — 1941
(He was born April 1872 in Otranto, Mitchell, Iowa the son of Ole and Anna Thorstad)

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Grace L. (Thompson) Johnson

1904-1936

#1:

MRS. JOHNSON BURIED AT LYLE; HUSBAND IN BED FOR PAST 4 YEARS

Lyle, Minn. -- Mrs. Dorwan Johnson, nee Grace Thompson, 32, daughter of Tom Thompson of this place, died at a hospital in Minneapolis Tuesday after having undergone an operation for adhesions last Saturday.

Mrs. Johnson submitted to an operation last winter in Minneapolis from which she had never fully recovered. Her husband has been bedridden in the Veterans Hospital at Fort Snelling four years.

She leaves, besides her invalid husband, one son, Donald, 6; her father, Tom Thompson; two sisters; Mrs. Roy Volstad of Indianapolis, Ind.; and Mrs. Art Fortun of Lyle; and one brother; Clifford Thompson of Badger, Minn.; besides other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Lyle Lutheran church, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The Rev. O. M. Laugehough was in charge.

Mason City Globe Gazette, Friday September 18, 1936


#2:

Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Otranto Twp., Mona, Mitchell, Iowa

Grace L Johnson -- 1904 — September 15, 1936

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Douglas D. Ferguson, 52

1958-2011

Doug Ferguson, 52, of LeRoy, Minnesota, died on Thursday September 15, 2011, at his home following a battle with esophageal cancer.

He was born on October 22, 1958, in Rochester to Darrell C. and Dorothy (Qeensland) Ferguson and attended and graduated from LeRoy-Ostrander High School in 1977. On June 12, 1981, he was united in marriage to Sheila Davis at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley and to this union four children were born, Matthew, Kayla, Tyler and Amy Jo.

Doug was the Grain Manager for Ostrander Farmers Co-Op in Ostrander where he worked for 32 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids, Madison and Landon. He also enjoyed traveling, mission trips with his “other kids,” and he loved his job at the Ostrander Farmers Co-Op and his many customers, coworkers and friends.

He is survived by his wife Sheila, LeRoy; children: Matthew, Winona, Kayla (Joe) Manning, Stewartville, Tyler, LeRoy and Amy Jo, LeRoy; two grandchildren: Madison and Landon; his mother: Dorothy Ferguson, Spring Valley and two sisters: Suzette Webb, Downingtown, Pa. and Lisa (Bruce) Larson, Stewartville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell and his grandparents.

Memorial services for Douglas D. Ferguson will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 20, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander with the Rev. Rolf Wangberg officiating. Burial will be in the Ostrander Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Monday Sept. 19, 2011, also at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Condolences may be left at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com.

[ Austin Daily Herald online, Sept. 17, 2011 ]

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Ida Bellsina Myhre

1889-1957

#1:

MRS. SIMON MYHRE DIES AT LYLE HOME

Lyle, Minn. – Mrs. Simon (Ida) Myhre, 67, died suddenly Monday noon at her home here.

Mr. and Mrs. Myhre had celebrated their Golden Anniversary November 3rd.

She was born and reared in this community. She is survived by her husband and several sons and daughters.

Mason City Globe Gazette, Wednesday November 13, 1957


#2:

Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Otranto Twp., Mona, Mitchell, Iowa

Ida Bellsina Myhre; January 2, 1889 — November 11, 1957

Simon Eli Myhre; June 20, 1883 — April 19, 1959


#3:

Minnesota Death Index:
Name: Ida Bellsina Myhre
Birth Date: 2 Jan 1889; Death Date: 11 Nov 1957
Death County: Mower; Mother's Maiden Name: Thorstad
State File Number: 010876; Certificate Number: 010876
Certificate Year: 1957; Record Number: 1351941

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