MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 213

 

 

Delores Marie (Sutherland) Fett

1929-2012

Delores “Dodie” Marie Fett, 83, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, August 20, 2012, at Johanna Shores Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills in Arden Hills, Minnesota.

Dodie was born on June 17, 1929, in Austin to Amos “Arthur” and Hadvi “Hattie” (Hemming) Sutherland. She graduated from Austin High School in 1947. On June 19, 1949, she married Mirlen L. Fett in Austin.

Dodie worked early in her life at the Hormel Foods Corp in the office, and then the majority of her working life she worked at the Austin High School, Southgate Elementary School and Ellis Middle School for the Austin Public School System. She was a Teacher’s Aide and Chapter 1 paraprofessional for almost 20 years. Dodie was also a member of the Crane Community Chapel, and sang in the choir until moving to Yuma, Ariz., in 1996. She was also a member of the Eagles Club, the VFW and American Legion while living in Austin.

Dodie loved being involved in a multitude of card clubs, bridge clubs, square dancing, dancing to big band music and singing whenever and wherever she had the chance. Music was a big part of her life. Choir practice and Bible studies on Thursday nights at Crane Chapel inspired much of what she did. Enjoying her families by playing card games and dice games on many of an occasion, or even no occasion at all, brought her beautiful smile and fun personality to life.

Dodie is survived by her four children, Tamra (Steve) Arnold, Owatonna, Minnesota, Rick (Lydia) Fett, Sunland, California, Ron Fett, Van Nuys, California, Barry (Christy) Fett, Adams, Minnesota; grandchildren Lindsey Arnold, Brady Arnold, Kelsey Arnold, Kory Arnold, Elizabeth Velezmoro, Paul Velezmoro, Raven Fett, Joshua Fett, Isaiah Fett, and Payton Fett; sister Virginia “Jeada” Dunlap, Austin; brother Loren “Sunny” (Marian) Sutherland, Sun City West, Arizona; nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her very loving husband, Mirlen.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2012, at the Crane Community Chapel with Pastor Dale Christiansen officiating. A reception will follow the service. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald, Tuesday, August 28, 2012]

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John Edward Wagner

1927-2012

John Edward Wagner, 84, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on August 15, 2012, after a two-year-long battle with cancer.

John was born on October 11, 1927, to Nicholas and Margaret (Christy) Wagner in Austin, Minnesota, and was one of 19 children. He grew up learning the construction business along with his brothers, from their father, Nicholas. He served as president of Wagner Construction Company his entire career, remaining active in the company until the time of his illness.

John served in the United States Navy in World War II on the aircraft carrier USS Hancock, and also served in the Korean Conflict as a platoon sergeant. He often spoke of receiving and sending letters while in the service from his soon to be wife, Elaine. After being out on scouting patrol, John returned to base and had 47 letters waiting for him from Elaine.

Like most men from his generation who experienced war, he never talked of his time in Korea, except for a couple of stories. While on patrol, John was shot in the hand and lost his little finger. So all of his children, at about the age of 3 or 4, asked him what happened to his finger. He would reply with, “Well, I went for a walk one morning in Korea, and suddenly, a Siberian tiger lunged at me and we wrestled and fought and the tiger bit my finger off.” And then there was the story of “Fred”.

When one of his children would not eat their supper, John would tell them about Fred. “Fred was a good guy, but all he wanted to eat was candy, and he never ate the good food that the ship’s cook prepared. So one night, Fred and I were out on deck during a storm, and a big wind came up and caught Fred’s coat and blew him overboard, and that’s the last we ever saw of Fred.”

John and Elaine were married on October 18, 1952, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Rochester, Minnesota. They were a loving mother and father to eight children, and all of their children share beautiful memories of growing up in Austin. John was an avid hunter and fisherman and raised all of his children on these pastimes at an early age with many family vacations up north.

John was also a devout Catholic, and at one time in his younger years, he attended Loras College Seminary, and gave much thought to becoming a priest in the Catholic faith. He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, serving on the Parish Council, building committee, and as a Lector.

John always said that his greatest accomplishment and salvation in his life (besides marrying Elaine) was joining Alcoholics Anonymous in 1964 and helping others with the same affliction during his 47 years of sobriety. John loved the Twins, Vikings and Gophers. In his later years, you could find him at Wagner’s office most weekends with his cigars, cookies, popcorn and Coca Cola enjoying whatever game was on. He also had and maintained the shiniest wing tip shoes in the city of Austin.

John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elaine; four sons, Paul (Jane), Matthew (Susan), John and Brendhan (Jeanne); three daughters, Caroline, Kate, and Annabelle (Joe Van Ryn); 23 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim; and four sisters, Jean, Virginia, Barbara and Gretchen.

John is preceded in death by his parents; son, Nicholas; and numerous brothers and sisters.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. There will be a 7 p.m. wake service on Saturday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Sunday. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91 and VFW Post No. 1216.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Salvation Army or Partners for World Health.

[Austin Daily Herald,
August 16, 2012]

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Dr. Ralph Theodore Holman

1918-2012

#1:

Funeral notice: Dr. Ralph T. Holman, 94, Austin

Dr. Ralph T. Holman, 94, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Albert Lea.

Austin Service: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 20, at First Congregational Church in Austin, Minnesota, with the Rev. Shari Mason officiating.

Austin Visitation: Visitation will be on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and at the church for one hour before the service on Monday.

Upsala Service: Funeral services will also be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21 at Community Covenant Church in Upsala, Minnesota, with the Rev. Craig Johnson officiating.

Upsala Visitation: There will be a visitation at the church for one hour before the service.

Interment: Interment will be at the Community Covenant Church Cemetery in Upsala.

[Austin Daily Herald,
August 16, 2012]


#2:

Dr. Ralph T. Holman 1918-2012

Dr. Ralph T. Holman, 94 of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Albert Lea.

Ralph Theodore Holman was born March 4, 1918, in Minneapolis, Minn. the son of Alfred T. and May (Nilson) Holman. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, from Bethel College, The University of Minnesota and Rutgers University.

Ralph married Karla Calais on March 26, 1943, at the University of Minnesota Chapel. They lived in Minneapolis prior to moving to Sweden. Upon returning to the United States, they lived in Texas until moving to Austin in 1951.

In 1946, Dr. Holman worked at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden with several Nobel Prize winners, including Sune Berstrom. He was the first person in the world to crystalize lipoxygenase, a significant enzyme in the inflammatory process. Following his time in Sweden, Dr. Holman spent time as a professor at Texas A and M University. In 1951, while a professor at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Dr. Holman was invited to join the Hormel Institute in Austin which at the time was pioneering food stabilization technology. Dr. Holman spent the entirety of his career at his beloved Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, finally retiring in 2001.

Professor Holman was a pioneer in the area of essential fatty acid research and nutrition, making several fundamental discoveries about the metabolism of fatty acids. He is perhaps best known for coining the term “Omega 3” in 1963 which Holman said came from his knowledge of the Bible and Sunday school from the passage “I am the Alpha and the Omega.” Dr. Holman was a devout Christian and led his life in pursuit of goodness and helping others.

Dr. Holman is regarded as the Father of Omega 3 fatty acids, discovering their essential nature, their metabolism and competition with omega 6 fatty acids and spawning many of the top lipid researchers in the day that passed through his lab at the Hormel Institute. His science, discoveries, life and ambitions have improved the lives of millions around the globe through nutrition.

Dr. Holman was the Director of the Hormel Institute from 1975 to 1985 and on the Board of Directors for Hormel Foods. He was a past president of the American Oil Chemists Society, and received numerous awards and honors including the Borden Award and the prestigious Baldwin Award. He was a member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, an invitation-only membership, the Royal Orchid Society, and many other scientific organizations.

His hobbies included photography and growing numerous orchids in a greenhouse he had constructed on the back of his home. Dr. Holman also enjoyed spending time at his Swedish style cabin in Upsala Minn. that he built with Karla and young son Ted.

Dr. Holman was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Karla.

Ralph is survived by his son: Nils (Ted) Holman, Minneapolis, Minn.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at First Congregational Church, Austin with the Rev. Shari Mason officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and at the church for one hour before the service on Monday.

Funeral services will also be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, at Community Covenant Church in Upsala, Minn. with the Rev. Craig Johnson officiating. Interment will be at the Community Covenant Church Cemetery in Upsala. There will be a visitation at the church for one hour before the service.

Memorials in Dr. Holman’s name may be directed to the First Congregational Church in Austin or the Community Covenant Church in Upsala.

[Austin Daily Herald online,
Saturday, August 18, 2012]

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Clara Eleanora Prestegard

1912-2012

Clara Eleanora Prestegard, 99, of Riceville, Iowa, and formerly of LeRoy, Minnesota, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at the Riceville Care Center were she had resided for many years.

Clara was born September 6, 1912, in Lake Mills, Iowa, to Enoch and Anne (Moen) Prestegard. She was a graduate of LeRoy High School, Waldorf College and Upper Iowa University. Clara taught in the elementary grades at schools in various places in Iowa and Minnesota before retiring from teaching in the elementary grades in Joliet, Illinois, at which time she moved to Spring Valley, Illinois, before moving to the nursing home in Riceville. Clara was a member of LeRoy Lutheran Church. She loved her years of teaching and seeing children progress.

Clara is survived by a nephew, Roger (Eleanor) Ault of Lake in the Hills, Illinois; great-nephews Mark (Grace) Ault of Galena, Illinois, and children Megan and Nicole, and Jon (Chris) Ault of West Fargo, North Dakota, and children Alison and Erik.

Her parents and sister and brother-in-law, Juliet (Kenneth) Ault, preceded Clara in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2012, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church with the Rev. Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will be in the Ostrander Cemetery. The family has requested memorials to the LeRoy Lutheran Church.

Condolences may be left at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com

[Austin Daily Herald website,
August 9, 2012]

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Gary Allen Braun

1953-2012

Gary Allen Braun, 58, of Stewartville, Minnesota, died on Monday, August 13, 2012, at his home following a brief illness with cancer.

Gary was born September 24, 1953, in Austin, Minnesota, to Daniel and Marietta (Janning) Braun. He grew up in Adams, Minnesota, where he attended Sacred Heart Elementary and Middle School and graduated from Adams High School in 1971. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving overseas in Vietnam and was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, aboard the USS America. He was discharged in 1975 as a machinist’s mate. He returned to the Rochester area where he was employed at Stauffer Chemical and then at AMPI both in Rochester, Minnesota.

Gary was married on May 13, 1978, at Evanger Lutheran Church in rural Sargeant, Minnesota, to Carol Bungum. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Dodge Center for 10 years and Rochester for seven years before moving to Stewartville in 1995, where they have continued to make their home.

Gary has been an Olmsted County employee for the past 26 years and was currently a maintenance supervisor at the Olmsted County Waste to Energy Facility in Rochester. Carol was a homemaker and daycare provider in their home before completing her teaching degree at Winona State in 1995, and has been a teacher in the Rochester area. Gary was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church where he was active as an usher and in its Men’s Club.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Rochester and Local No. 49 of the Teamsters in Rochester. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening, home projects, woodworking, stained glass and was able to fix most anything. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Gary is survived by his wife, Carol; their three daughters, Rebekah (Matthew) Lennon and grandchildren Thomas and Alexandria of Rochester, Holly (Kevin) Griffin and grandchildren Mary and Liam of rural Rochester, and Natalie (Kelly) Schreiner of Columbus, Ohio; his parents, Daniel and Marietta Braun of Adams; two sisters and two brothers, Robert (Jane) Braun of St. Paul, Minnesota, Kevin (Lori) Braun of Phoenix, Shirley (Rodney) Miller of Leroy, Minnesota, Laurie (Gerald) Reich of Rochester; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and a niece, Kayla Koch.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2012, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Stewartville with the rosary at 3:30 p.m., a prayer service at 7 p.m., and visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday morning.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Gary will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2012, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Stewartville with Father Matt Fasnacht officiating. Burial with military graveside honors by the Stewartville American Legion will follow at Zion Lutheran Church’s cemetery in rural Dexter, Minnesota. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville; contact at www.griffin-gray.com.

[Austin Daily Herald, August 16, 2012]

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Harriet L. (Jorgenson) Greeley

1929-2012

Harriet L. Greeley, 82, of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at home surrounded by her children and loving family.

Harriet was born on November 1, 1929, in Austin and grew up there. On March 7, 1945, she married John Greeley in Austin. John was serving in World War II. They moved to Austin, Grand Meadow and then back to Austin.

John worked for Hormel for 44 years and also farmed in Grand Meadow. Harriet enjoyed most of all being with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-granddaughter. She loved rummage sales, the flower garden, lots of trees, the sound and feel of rain, also old movies, doing crossword puzzles, reading the newspaper, going for rides around town and visiting her children. Harriet also enjoyed collecting tiny bottles.

Our mother will be sadly missed and never forgotten. We love you Mom with all our hearts!

Survivors include her seven children, Larry (Donna) Greeley of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Rita Wyss of Austin, Cindy Greeley of Owatonna, Minnesota, Cathy Blahnik of Canton, Minnesota, VeNila (Darrell) Bublitz of Caledonia, Minnesota, Callie (Merlin) Anderson of Lyle, Minnesota, Becky (Barry) Elmore, Tacoma, Washington; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; brother, Ronald Jorgenson of Rock Island, Illinois; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John Greeley; parents, Caia and Martin Jorgenson; brother, Robert; sisters, Ramona and Marilyn; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Private services were held.

[Austin Daily Herald website,
August 9, 2012]

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Earl Walter Weiland

1910-2012

Earl Walter Weiland, born March 16, 1910, was just a couple months shy of his 102nd birthday when he joined the Lord.

There to greet him too was his precious daughter, Lorraine Paul; loving wife, Hilma; brother, Art; sister Hazel Post; parents, Julius and Bertha Weiland; and the many family and dear friends that have gone before him. Earl moved from his lifetime home in Minnesota in October 2011 to Virginia Beach, Va. He lived his final days and work of the Lord with family who loved, cared and treasured that short time with him.

After an amazing, full life, Earl went “home” January 22, 2012.

A memorial service celebrating Earl’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota. Memorial donations may be made to St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

[Austin Daily Herald,
August 10, 2012]

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Mariel Mae Faber, 90

1922-2012

(May 23, 1922 - August 9, 2012)

Mariel Mae Faber, 90, went peacefully to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 9, 2012, at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester.

Mariel was born May 23, 1922, in Wykoff, Minnesota, to Phillip and Mary (Horstmann) Rappe. She was confirmed in 1936 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. She was one of five siblings growing up in Austin and Minneapolis. She graduated from Austin High School in 1940.

On July 29, 1940, Mariel married Harold Faber. To this marriage four children were born: Jerry, Larry, Dianne and Cindi.

Mariel was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, reading and going for walks. She was an outstanding cook and was especially known for her cakes and pies. In later years, as her eyesight diminished, she enjoyed audio books. She often referred to audio books as being able to read with her ears. Mariel enjoyed spending time with her family and especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was included in all their activities from dance recitals to weddings. She cherished every minute she spent with them and they cherished their grandma.

Mariel was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers and one sister.

She is survived by sons, Jerry (Kay) of Alexandria, Minnesota, Larry (Gayle) of Austin, Minn.; daughters, Dianne (Terry) Barnett of Austin and Cindi D’Ambrosio of Westwood, New Jersey; along with grandchildren, Chris, David and Paula Faber, Tim (Kristy) and Matt (Dani) Faber, Erinn (Greg) Becker, Emily (Chris) McKeever, and Cady, Christina, Nicole and Michael D’Ambrosio. Mariel is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Marian Matthews.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and PCAs of the Patient Care Unit-Domitilla 6B, St. Marys Hospital, along with Chaplains Allison Cobb and Megan Remtema. They were Mariel’s angels on earth with their professional care and compassion. Also thank you to her neighbors and Julie, Shirley, Char and Jeanie for their care and friendship.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and at the church for one hour before the service on Monday morning. Funeral services with be held Monday, August 13 at 11 a.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church with Pastor Robert Stohlmann officiating. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald,
Saturday, August 11, 2012]

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Harriet Celia (Knutson) Weness

1916-2012

Harriet Celia Weness, 96, of Adams, Minnesota, died Monday, August 6, at the Adams Health Care Center.

Harriet was born on March 9, 1916, to Jacob and Hattie (Wiste) Knutson. She graduated from Adams High School and Hamilton School of Business in Mason City. She worked at the Mower County Courthouse before her marriage. Harriet married Earl Weness on September 20, 1942. The couple farmed in the Adams area until their retirement when they moved into Adams.

Harriet was very active in Little Cedar Lutheran Church and a leader in several community organizations. She was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in the community in need.

Harriet was preceded in death by her husband Earl in 2004, after 62 years of marriage.

She is survived by three children, Erlin (Jean) Weness of Worthington, Minnesota, Roger (Jan) Weness of Adams, Minnesota, and Janet (Jeff) Severson of Mankato, Minnesota; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 10, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church with the Rev. Susan Li officiating. Interment will be at Little Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Friday for one hour before the service. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald,
Wed., August 8, 2012]

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Nelson E. Quantz

1919-2012

Nelson E. Quantz, 92, passed away at Family Loving Kare in Sahuarita, Arizona, on July 21, 2012.

Nelson was born to Ernest and Anna Quantz on December 28, 1919, near Alpena, Michigan. He served in the Army from 1940 to 1945, most of the time in Panama. He was the oldest of 17 children. He worked for the Hormel Foods Corp. from 1948 to 1979, at which time he moved to Arizona.

He is survived by his wife Frances of Green Valley, Arizona; daughters, Yvonnie (Jim) Furhwirth of New Ulm, Minnesota, Karen Thompson of Burnsville, Minnesota, and Susan (Mike) Lemmer of Rochester, Minnesota; two stepdaughters, Lisa Birk and Kim (Scott) Schiesser, both of Austin, Minnesota; sisters Leta (Joe) Tomcala of Green Valley, Hazel Edgar of Manitor Beach, Michigan, Veronica Diemond of Alpena, Michigan, Delma Sarimicanic of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brothers Norman (Rosalind) Quantz of Waco, Texas, Dennis (Janet) Quantz of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Neil Quantz of Rosamond, Calif.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother and father; wife Verone; and sisters Myrtle Voss, Betty DeShano, Clarise Bates, Annabelle Pfieffer and Janice Hobart; and brothers Albert, Chester, Paul and Rodney. Private interment of his ashes will take place in Oakwood Cemetery in summer 2013.

[Austin Daily Herald web site,
Monday, August 13, 2012]

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Donald Orlin Shaw

1918-2012

#1:

Donald O. Shaw, 94, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, August 2, 2012, at Our House Assisted Living in Austin.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. William Odermann officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Interment: Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91 and VFW Post No. 1216.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials: Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[Austin Daily Herald,
Saturday, August 11, 2012]


#2:

Donald Orlin Shaw 1918-2012

Donald Orlin (Don) Shaw, 94, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, August 2, 2012, at Our House Assisted Living in Austin.

Donald was born May 25, 1918, in Kanawha, Iowa, to Joseph and Sadie (Hefte) Shaw. After growing up in Kanawha and working on various farms, he moved to Austin to work for his uncle. He was then drafted into the United States Army on April 15, 1941, and proudly served his country in Northern Ireland, England, North Africa and finally in Italy, where he was wounded. He was honorably discharged on April 15, 1945.

Donald and Bethel (Betty) Danley were married on January 6, 1945, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. He worked for the Hormel Institute for 35 years. A member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, the VFW, and the American Legion, Don enjoyed traveling and fishing and boating at their summer home in Lake City. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis (Marsha) Shaw and Brian (Lynnae) Shaw, all of Austin; three grandchildren, Emily (Dan) Osborne of Spokane, Wash., Brendan (Julie) Shaw and Justin (Melissa) Shaw of Austin; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Bernice Lindsay of New Hartford, Iowa, Caroline Neve and Evelyn Engelman of Austin, Eldoris Seidel of Waterloo, Iowa; brothers Robert (Pamela) Shaw of Hampton, Iowa, Orlan (Carol) Shaw of Spring Valley, Minnesota; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Bethel (Betty), his parents Joseph and Sadie; grandson Darren Shaw; one sister Hazel Streitilmier; brothers Wayne Shaw and James Shaw.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. William Odermann officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91 and VFW Post No. 1216. The family prefers that memorials be directed to the Hormel Institute for cancer research, 801 16th Ave. NE, Austin, Minnesota, 55912, or St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Please note “In Memory of Donald Shaw.” Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[Austin Daily Herald website,
Monday, August 13, 2012]

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Raymond Darrell Miller

1932-2012

#1:

Funeral notice:

Raymond D. Miller, 80, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, August 10, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

Service: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating.

Visitation: There will be a 6:30 p.m. wake service on Tuesday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. and also 1/2 hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Interment: Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Oakland with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91.

[Austin Daily Herald web site,
Monday, August 13, 2012]


#2:

Raymond Darrell Miller, 80, formerly of Oakland, Minnesota, and now Austin, Minnesota, went to walk with the Lord on August 10, 2012. There to greet him were his parents, Edward and Dora Evelyn Miller; two brothers, Frances and Wayne Miller; sister-in-law, Elaine Miller; and many dear friends and family.

Ray was born June 16, 1932, in Austin, Mower county, Minnesota. He was raised on a farm in Oakland with his family. As he grew up he attended a one room school house in rural Moscow Township, and then graduated from Austin High School in 1950. Throughout high school he was a member of the Austin wrestling team. Also, he was a member of the Austin FFA, livestock team and the Oakland/Moscow 4-H Club, where he exhibited many animals including sheep and dairy at local, state and national fairs. He was very talented with animals and earned many grand champion awards.

On April 18, 1953, Ray married Mavis Louise Peterson of Hayward at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. Soon after their marriage, Ray served in the Army on the front lines, during the Korean conflict. Once he returned home, Ray and Mavis started a family on their dairy farm. They were blessed with two daughters, Kathleen (Miller) Rohrbaugh and Donna (Miller) Hogan.

Again the family was involved in FFA and 4-H where they exhibited purebred Guernsey cattle at the county, state and national levels. Ray was an active 4-H leader and mentor of the younger dairy 4-Hers.

Ray served on many local boards including the Oakland Elevator, Freeborn County Dairy Herd Improvement Association, and South Central Guernsey Association.

In addition, Ray enjoyed volunteering for church projects including the Christmas tree lot at St. Edwards Catholic Church where he was a charter member. For fun Ray loved to play and watch baseball, snowmobile and teaching many people how to downhill ski.

Throughout his life, Ray was proud of his crops and loved his cows, which he called his girls.

Ray is survived by his loving wife, Mavis Miller of Austin; two daughters, Kathleen (Eric) of Havertown, Pa., and Donna (Doug) of Anoka, Minnesota; four granddaughters, Ashly (Cody) Beckes, Samantha (fiancé, Jon) Hogan, Madison Rohrbaugh and Sydney Rohrbaugh; one great-grandson, Axel Beckes; many sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 2 p.m. at St. Edwards Catholic Church with Father Steffes officiating. Visitation will be at Mayer Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14 with a prayer service held at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held half an hour before the service at the church. Interment will follow the funeral service at Fairview Cemetery in Oakland with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91. Per the family’s request, in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to donor’s choice in memory of Ray Miller.

Austin Daily Herald website,
August 14, 2012]

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Earl George Schechinger

1922-2012

Earl George Schechinger, 90, formerly of Adams, Minnesota, died Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at Meadow Manor Care Center in Grand Meadow, Mower county, Minnesota.

He was born May 17, 1922, in Carroll, Iowa, to Vitus J. and Genevieve (Weiland) Schechinger. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1940 and then moved to Adams in 1960, where he farmed until his retirement.

On January 2, 1949, Earl married Celine Mae Kohorst in Arcadia, Iowa. The couple raised two sons. A member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Austin, Minnesota. Earl also belonged to the Moose, the Eagles, and the Elks. He enjoyed playing cards, going to auctions, and taking short trips. He had a special love for the farm and his Farmall tractors. His grandchildren were very dear to him.

Survivors include his wife Celine ‘Mae’ Schechinger of Austin; his sons Joe (Kim) Schechinger of Austin and George (Sue) Schechinger of Adams; four grandchildren, Craig, Angela, Kayline, and Kristine; sisters Marvel Morales of Mexico City and Viola Berning of Carroll; brother Carl (Betty) Schechinger of Hutchinson, Kansas; sister-in-law Betty Schechinger of Carroll. He was preceded in death by his parents Vitus and Genevieve; brother Donald; brothers-in-law Danny Morales and Larry Berning.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2012, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Austin with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.

Austin Daily Herald website,
August 15, 2012]

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Genevieve Cathleen (Brooks) Myrland

1915-2012

Genevieve Cathleen Myrland, 97, died July 30, 2012, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Edina, Minnesota.

Genevieve was born June 20, 1915, in Nevada, Iowa, to David and Jennie Burnett Brooks. She attended Milford High School in Nevada, and became a successful salesperson for Younkers Department Store in Austin, Minnesota, for 30 years.

She married Harold M. Myrland in Nevada, Iowa, on July 9, 1939. Genevieve was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She loved to play bridge and golf, but most of all she liked being with her family and making and spending time with friends. It became like a sport of its own in recent years, and she shared many life experiences with family and friends both old and new. After Harold’s death, she moved from Austin, her home for nearly 60 years, to the Twin Cities, and later to Edina.

Genevieve is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Ken Lewis of Naples, Florida; daughter, Karen Gooch of Edina, Minnesota; granddaughter, Lindsay Anne Lewis of Minneapolis; and sister, Isabelle Hillis of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; four brothers; and a sister.

Genevieve’s life will be honored at an informal gathering of friends and family at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin following the regular morning service on Sept. 2, 2012. Interment will be in Roland Cemetery in Roland, Iowa. Memorials can be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Cremation Society of Minnesota in Edina is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald website,
August 15, 2012]

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Richard Eugene Trimble

1928-2012

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Richard “Dick” E. Trimble, age 84, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, August 17, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health System- Austin.

Richard “Dick” Eugene Trimble was born March 18, 1928, at Oak Ridge Cottage in Clear Lake, Iowa to Gerald and Dorothy (Baker) Trimble.

The Trimble family settled in Austin in 1936. Dick began his working life as a newspaper carrier for the Austin Daily Herald and remembered delivering newspapers during the Armistice Day blizzard on November 11, 1940. At the age of 15, he began doing auto body repairs in his parent’s garage.

Dick entered the US Marine Corps in 1946 and served in Pearl Harbor, China, and Guam. Upon his honorable discharge in 1948, he returned to Austin.

Dick was employed at Park Motors doing auto body repairs and various other auto repairs and delivered milk for Sheedy Bros. Dairy. On October 25, 1952, he was united in marriage to Marlys Brekke at the St. Olaf parsonage. In 1952, along with his brother Harold, Dick opened a DX service station on 10th Drive SE. Shortly after, they moved their business a block south to a larger building and began selling motorcycles. In 1962, they moved to the current location of Trimble’s Cycle Center.

Dick enjoyed all types of motor racing; he loved his street rods, and was always a big fan of the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His sense of humor and quick wit will be missed and remembered by many.

Survivors include his loving wife: Marlys; Sons: Gary (Denniece}, Jeff (Debbie), Scott; Daughters: Debra (Stanley) Iverson, Kathy (David) Bjorge, Cheryl (Steve) Greenman; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; Brother: Harold (Darlene) Trimble; Sisters: Juliene (Loren) Renz, Geraldine (Robert) Wolf; Sister-in-Law: Lillie Trimble; nieces and nephews; life-long friend Jack Sershen.

He is preceded in death by his parents Gerald & Dorothy Trimble, infant sister Charlene, nephew Ralph Trimble, brother David Trimble.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Reverend Kristi Koppel officiating. Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and at the church one hour before the service on Tuesday. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by Austin Post #91 American Legion and Olaf B. Damm Post #1216 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorials are preferred to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Mayo Clinic Health System Austin Medical Foundation or the donor’s choice.

Casket bearers include Matthew Peterson, Justin Peterson, Bryan Trimble, Brad Trimble, Peter Greenman, Jacob Greenman, Andrew Greenman, Cameron Trimble, Brandon Fodness, and Jerry Fodness.

Honorary casket bearers include Amy Duffy, Katie Bissen, Sarah Mecklenburg, and Betsy Trimble.

[Austin Daily Herald online,
Saturday, August 18, 2012]


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Funeral notice: Richard E. Trimble, 84, Austin

Richard “Dick” E. Trimble, 84, of Austin, Minn., died Friday, August 17, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

Service: A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 21, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kristi Koppel officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and at the church one hour before the service on Tuesday.

Interment: Interment at Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by Austin Post No. 91 American Legion and Olaf B. Damm Post No. 1216 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Memorials: Memorials are preferred to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Mayo Clinic Health System Austin Medical Foundation or the donor’s choice.

[Austin Daily Herald,
Monday, August 20, 2012]

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Robert G. Papach

1933-2012

PALMETTO, FLORIDA — Robert G. Papach, 79, formerly of Waterloo, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Tidewell Hospice House, Bradenton, Florida.

He was born April 28, 1933, and grew up on the family farm in LeRoy Minnesota, the son of Joseph and Ila Papach. He was raised by his grandparents, Sella and Henry (Hank) Hendrickson. He married Norma Schuchhardt and they had a daughter Susan. Later he remarried Shirley Slater, and they had a son James.

Mr. Papach attended LeRoy High School, then went on to work at various construction jobs, finally settling on heavy equipment mechanics. He worked at the Weisman’s Scrap Yard in Waterloo, Hurst Construction in Des Moines, and retired from Van Hauen and Associates in Des Moines. In 2001 he moved to Florida to live close to both his daughter and son. In Florida he spent his retirement surrounded by family and friends, and enjoyed all the time he spent with them.

He is survived by a son, James Papach and daughter in-law Shawna Papach of Palmetto; a daughter, Susan Rowe of North Port, Fla.; three grandchildren, DJ Leopard (grandson) of Wisconsin, Jessica Drewis (granddaughter) of Florida and James R. Papach (grandson) of Florida; great-grandson Aedan Drewis; a brother, Denny Hanson of Rochester, Minn.; stepsister Carol Bauer of Tampa, Fla.; stepbrother Kenny Hanson of Dorchester; and half brother David Hanson of Albert Lea, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Papach of Waterloo; mother Ila and father Joseph Papach; brother Joe Hanson of Rochester, Minn.; stepbrothers Foster Hanson of Dallas and Don Hanson of LeRoy; and stepsister Bette Christy of Waterloo.

A private burial will be held at Waterloo Memorial Cemetery.

[Waterloo Courier,
Sunday, May 13, 2012]

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Lorraine Patricia (Maurek) Paul

1926-2012

Lorraine Paul, 85, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, August 17, 2012, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Lorraine Patricia Maurek was born on September 27, 1926, to James and Caroline (Malek) Maurek in Austin. She attended Queen of Angels, St. Augustine and Austin Public Schools. After high school, Lorraine worked at various jobs and later became secretary for her nephew, James Mork’s law firm. She continued to work later as a tax accountant until retiring in 1992.

On November 17, 1951, Lorraine married Edwin Samuel Paul in Austin. Lorraine and Ed enjoyed camping and spent a lot of time camping in the Cannon Falls KOA and enjoyed traveling. She enjoyed needlework, hardanger, crocheting and cross stitch. Lorraine liked to read and was a talented artist, doing oil painting and drawing. She was an original member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church.

Lorraine is survived by her dear husband, Edwin of Austin, and nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Caroline Maurek; three brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Interment will follow the service at Calvary Cemetery in Austin. Visitation will be held at the Worlein Funeral Home for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[Austin Daily Herald,
Monday, August 20, 2012]

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Merlyn Jay Sellers

1924-2012

#1:

Merlyn Jay Sellers, 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, August 17, 2012, at his home in Austin surrounded by his loving wife and daughters.

Merlyn was born January 27, 1924, on a farm near Galt, Iowa, the son of Frank and Myrtle (Lord) Sellers. He graduated from Austin High School in the class of 1941. Merlyn enlisted in the U.S. Marines, proudly serving from 1943 to 1945 in the Pacific theater. On a roller skating blind date in 1943 he met DoLores Trumbull. On December 30, 1945, they were married in Sheldahl, Iowa.

Prior to enlisting in the Marines, Merlyn had started working at the Austin office of the Geo. A. Hormel Co. in 1941. He returned to the company after serving his country and worked in the invoicing tabulating, industrial engineering and payroll departments. He retired as the manager of payroll in 1984 after a 43-year career.

Merlyn was a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church. He had been a member of the American Legion, Cedar River Country Club, Acorn Golf Course, the Austin Golden Kiwanis and recently served on the Board of the Village Coop. He was a volunteer for the hospital auxiliary.

He enjoyed bowling and attended the ABC Bowling Tournaments around the country. Merlyn also enjoyed golfing, traveling and attending the U.S. Marines reunions annually. After retiring, he worked for over 15 years as an AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer. He was a Lifetime Charter Member of the World War II Memorial Society.

Merlyn was preceded in death by infant son Scott Jay Sellers; by his parents Myrtle and Frank Sellers; a brother Lyle Sellers; and a sister, Clarissa Moore.

He is survived by his wife, DoLores Sellers, Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Don VanGrinsven, Combined Locks, Wisconsin; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Diane Sellers, Paris, Kentucky; daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Joe Cachiaras, Rochester, Minnesota; five grandchildren: Jeremy VanGrinsven, Nicholas VanGrinsven, Kristen Cachiaras Williams, Jordan Cachiaras, and Katie Cachiaras; three great-grandchildren: Peter, Adam and Michael VanGrinsven, with a fourth on the way; sister, Elsie Keyser, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota; brothers and sisters-in-law: Ray Sellers, Austin, Duane and Beverly Sellers, Roanoke, Virginia, Ethel Mae Sellers, Austin, nieces and nephews.

The Sellers family extends their heartfelt thanks to the nurses, aides and social workers from the Mayo Clinic Health Systems Austin Hospice Program for their care, concern and support during this time.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Brett Williams officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery with Austin Post No. 91 American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and for one hour before the service at the church on Thursday afternoon.

[Austin Daily Herald,
Monday, August 20, 2012]


#2:

(January 27, 1924 - August 17, 2012)

Merlyn Jay Sellers, 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday August 17, 2012, at his home in Austin surrounded by his loving wife and daughters.

Merlyn was born January 27, 1924, on a farm near Galt, Iowa, the son of Frank and Myrtle (Lord) Sellers. He graduated from Austin High School in the class of 1941. Merlyn enlisted in the US Marines, proudly serving from 1943 to 1945 in the Pacific theater. On a roller skating blind date in 1943 he met DoLores Trumbull. On December 30, 1945, they were married in Sheldahl, Iowa.

Prior to enlisting in the Marines, Merlyn had started working at the Austin Office of the Geo. A. Hormel, Co. in 1941. He returned to the company after serving his country and worked in the invoicing tabulating, industrial engineering and payroll departments. He retired as the manager of payroll in 1984 after a 43 year career.

Merlyn was a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church. He had been a member of the American Legion, Cedar River Country Club, Acorn Golf Course, the Austin Golden Kiwanis and recently served on the Board of the Village Coop. He was a volunteer for the hospital auxiliary.

He enjoyed bowling and attended the ABC Bowling Tournaments around the country. Merlyn also enjoyed golfing, traveling and attending the US Marines reunions annually. After retiring, he worked for over 15 years as an AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer. He was a Lifetime Charter Member of the World War II Memorial Society.

Merlyn was preceded in death by an infant son Scott Jay Sellers, parents Myrtle and Frank Sellers, brother Lyle Sellers and sister Clarissa Moore.

He is survived by his wife, DoLores Sellers, Austin, Minnesota; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Don VanGrinsven, Combined Locks, Wiscosnin;a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Diane Sellers, Paris, Kentucky; daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Joe Cachiaras, Rochester, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Jeremy VanGrinsven, Nicholas VanGrinsven, Kristen Cachiaras Williams, Jordan Cachiaras and Katie Cachiaras; three great grandchildren, Peter, Adam and Michael VanGrinsven, with a fourth on the way; sister, Elsie Keyser, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray Sellers, Austin, Minnesota, Duane and Beverly Sellers, Roanoke, Virginia, Ethel Mae Sellers, Austin, Minnesota, nieces and nephews.

The Sellers family extends their heartfelt thanks to the nurses, aides and social workers from the Mayo Clinic Health Systems Austin Hospice Program for their care, concern and support during this time.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Brett Williams officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery with Austin Post #91 American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:30 PM on Wednesday at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and for one hour before the service at the church on Thursday afternoon.

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.

Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home
obituary, 8-23-2012

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Keith Allan Morgan

1951-2012

Keith Allan Morgan, 61, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, August 19, 2012, at his home.

Keith was born February 27, 1951, in Austin, to Chester L. and Merriel J. (Richards) Morgan. On December 6, 1968, Keith married Kathi Walsh in Bridgewater, South Dakota. Keith was employed as a truck driver for Chrysler Corporation Parts Depot and McFarland Truck Lines. A member of the Mower County Mounted Posse, Keith was also a union steward for the UAW. He enjoyed horseback riding and did foster care. He loved his family very much. He was a friend and father to many others.

Survivors include his wife Kathi Morgan of Austin; children Tim (Theresa) Morgan of Port Washington, Wisconsin, Tammy (John) Jefferson and Kelly Hastings, both of Glenville, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Eric Alm-Morgan, Derric Alm-Morgan, Quindell Jefferson, Mark Vandenberg, Erick Power, Breanna Power; sisters Judy Morgan of Minneapolis and Stasha (Harm) Kuiper of Albert Lea, Minnesota; brothers Terry Morgan of Austin and Rodney (Carol) Morgan of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Chester and Merriel and a sister, Joann.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Worlein Funeral Home. Memorials are preferred to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[Austin Daily Herald online,
Wednesday, August 22, 2012]

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Mark Allen Swancutt

1959-2012

Mark Allen Swancutt, 53, Chester, Iowa

Mark A. Swancutt, 53, of Chester, Iowa, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 20, 2012, in Havana, Illinois.

Mark Allen Swancutt was born April 4, 1959, in Austin, Minnesota, to Murl and Agatha (Weis) Swancutt. He attended and graduated from Riceville High School in 1977. Mark farmed with his father for many years and took over the family farm after his fathers death. He currently owned and operated Swancutt Aviation. His pride and joy was his children, he especially enjoyed watching their sporting events. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time with his friends, operating his crop dusting business and most of all spending time with his partner Bev.

Mark is survived by his life partner, Beverly Freerksen of Chester, Iowa; his children, Joshua Swancutt of Chester, Rebekah Swancutt and Kristina Swancutt both of Austin, Minnesota; three grandsons; one granddaughter; and a granddaughter on the way. He is also survived by brothers Mern (Betty) Swancutt of Chester and Delano Swancutt of Minneapolis and a sister-in-law Mary Swancutt of Austin. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Darwin.

Funeral mass for Mark A. Swancutt will be held Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Riceville, Iowa, with Father Steve Garner officiating. Burial will take place in the Chester Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012, at the Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Riceville, Iowa.

Condolences may be left at www.hindt funeralhomes.com or www.hindthudekfuneralhomes.com.

[Austin Daily Herald online,
Wednesday, August 22, 2012]

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Gladys A. (Boysen) Allas

c1919-2012

#1:

Funeral notice--

Gladys A. Allas, 93, Austin

Gladys A. Allas, 93, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin, with Todd Portinga, A.I.M., officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Memorials are preferred to recipient of donor’s choice.

Austin Daily Herald,
Thursday, August 23, 2012


#2:

Obituary--

Gladys A. Allas, age 93, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home. Gladys Ardella Boysen was born at home on November 10, 1918 in Dodge County, Minnesota to Herman and Mabel (Buck) Boysen. She attended school in Dodge County and Austin, moving to Austin at age 13.

On February 14, 1935, she was united in marriage to Peter Allas at the St. Olaf parsonage in Austin. Gladys worked for Hormel Foods for 33 years, retiring in 1977. A member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church where she helped with funerals, Gladys enjoyed sewing and making quilts. She also did ceramics and was a lifetime member of DAV. In 2001, Gladys moved to the Chauncey Apartments.

Survivors include five daughters, Gloria Njos of Waltham, Barbara Hofius (Francis Graves), Sandra Nelson (Gordy Cimmiyotti), Susan (Donald) Madison, and Debra (Robert) Watkins, all of Austin; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Mabel; her husband Peter; two brothers, a sister; four sons-in-law; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin, with Todd Portinga, A.I.M., officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Casket bearers are Jerry Bissell, Jody Bissell, Jeff Hofius, Randy Hofius, Eric Condit, David Madison, Matthew Watkins, Peter Watkins.

A luncheon will be served at the Eagles Club in Austin following the cemetery service. Memorials are preferred to recipient of donor’s choice. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.

[Worlein Funeral Home wesbite obituary, 8/23/2012]

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Allen Rodney Michaelson

1921-2012

Obituary--

Allen Rodney Michaelson, age 91, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died Saturday evening, August 18, 2012, at Traditions II Assisted Living in Owatonna, Minnesota.

He was born May 14, 1921 in Kettle River, Minnesota, the son of John Henry and Anna Ericka (Weidelman) Michaelson. Allen was raised in Kettle River where he was baptized on June 19, 1921 and confirmed on August 8, 1937 at Apostolic Lutheran Church. He attended school in Kettle River, and then attended Dunwoody Technical Institute in Minneapolis.

He served with the United States Army Air Corp attaining the rank of Major during World War II as Flight Instructor. Allen was employed as an assembly manager for IBM for over thirty years, working in Endicott, New York and Rochester, Minnesota.

On March 21, 1971, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Ann Lowe** at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple made their home in Blooming Prairie, Brownsdale and Altoona, Iowa. Marjorie died on February 18, 2005. Allen enjoyed fishing and hunting and playing billiards. He was a 65 year charter member of American Legion Post 52 of Blooming Prairie.

Allen is survived by two daughters, Polly Sparrow of Rochester and Barbara (Wayne) Voigt of Stewartville; two step-daughters, Connie Trihus of Blooming Prairie and Rita (David) Braaten of Owatonna; two step-sons, Rodney (Tess) Koster and Scott (Julie) Easton all of Blooming Prairie; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Michaelson; wife, Marjorie Ann; a son, Allen Michaelson, Jr.; two step-sons, Ronald and Richard Koster; one sister, Verna and two brothers in their youth, Ralph and Armand.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at the Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home with Pastor Heidi Heimgartner officiating. Interment will follow the service at Grandview Cemetery in Austin with military honors by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Worlein Funeral Home obituary,
8/23/2012
** It is believed her maiden name was Loew, not Lowe.

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Mildred A. (Hoffman) Carlson

1926-2012

#1:

Funeral notice--

Mildred A. Carlson, 88, Austin

Mildred A. Carlson, 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August, 27, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilee A. Benson officiating.

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

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, Minnesota.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials my be directed to the Mower County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter.

Austin Daily Herald,
Thursday, August 23, 2012


#2:

Mildred A. Carlson, 86

Mildred A. Carlson, 86, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Mildred was born May 7, 1926, on the family farm near Douglas, Minnesota, in Olmsted County. She graduated from high school in Rochester, Minnesota, and from Winona State College with a degree in education. Mildred was married to John W. Carlson. The Carlsons taught school in Harmony, Minnesota, before moving to Austin. Following her husband’s death in 1960, Mildred returned to teaching.

For 26 years, she taught seventh grade social studies, English and history at Ellis Junior High School. Mildred was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Amelia Hoffman, and husband John.

Mildred is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Deb Carlson, Bloomington, Minnesota; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Margaret Hoffman, Corpus Christi, Texas; their children Janet, Steve, Dave, Jon, Dan; two step-granddaughters and their families; and many cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilee A. Benson officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, Minn. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour before the service on Monday morning. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred enjoyed the company of her pets and had a concern for any animal in need. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Mower County Humane Society, P.O. Box 877, Austin, MN 55912; or Last Hope, Inc., P. O. Box 114, Farmington, MN 55024, both are no-kill animal shelters.

[Austin Daily Herald website, 8/25/2012]

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Helen G. (Albrecht) Fisk

1921-2012

#1:

Funeral notice: Helen G. Fisk, 91, Taopi

Helen G. Fisk, 91, of Taopi, Minnesota, died on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Lake City, Minnesota.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29 at Marshall Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Susan Rector Li officiating.

Visitation: Will be on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home and at the church for one hour before the service on Wednesday.

Interment: Interment will be at the Marshall Lutheran Cemetery.

[Austin Daily Herald, Friday, August 24, 2012]


#2:

Funeral Notice--

Helen G. Fisk, 91, of Taopi, Minnesota, died Thursday, August 23, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Lake City, Minnesota.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Marshall Lutheran Church with the Rev. Susan Rector Li officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home and at the church for one hour before the service on Wednesday.

Interment: Interment will be in Marshall Lutheran Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Devin Nelson, Wesley Nelson, Kerry Parrish, John Fisk, Dale and Thelma Himebaugh.

[Austin Daily Herald website, 8/25/2012]


#3:

Helen G. Fisk, 91, Taopi

Helen G. Fisk, 91, of Taopi, Mower county, Minnesota, died Thursday, August 23, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Lake City, Minnesota.

Helen was born on June 15, 1921, in Sanborn, Minnesota, to Richard and Olga (Steve) Albrecht. Helen married “Bird” Virgil Fisk on December 31, 1941. She was a homemaker and great cook. She helped farm with Virgil northeast of Adams, Minnesota, until they retired and moved to Taopi. Helen was active in the church circle at Marshall Lutheran.

She was preceded by death by her parents, husband Virgil in 2004, son-in-law Dale (Skip) Nelson in 2010, sisters Anna Millard and Emma Albrecht and brother Robert Albrecht.

Helen is survived by her daughter Joyce Nelson, Lake City; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Mary Fisk, Osage, Iowa; grandchildren Devin (Missy) Nelson, Kerry (Stephen) Parrish, John (Rachel) Fisk, Wesley Nelson and special friend Lisa; great-grandchildren Jackson and Keaton Parrish, Sydney and Quinn Fisk, Graham and Helen Kay Nelson; brother Walter Albrecht, Windom, Minnesota; sisters Doris Kasel, Vermillion, Minnesota, Petra Albrecht, Windom, Minnesota; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Marshall Lutheran Church with the Rev. Susan Rector Li officiating. Interment will be in Marshall Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home and at the church for one hour before the service on Wednesday. Casket bearers will be Devin Nelson, Wesley Nelson, Kerry Parrish, John Fisk, Dale and Thelma Himebaugh.

[Austin Daily Herald online, August 27, 2012]

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Dennis Felt

1948-2012

#1:

Pending notice: Dennis Felt, 63, Austin.

Dennis Felt, 63, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, August 24, 2012, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Services are pending with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[Austin Daily Herald, Friday, August 24, 2012]


#2:

Obituary

Dennis Felt, age 63, of Austin, died Friday August 24, 2012, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born October 14, 1948, in Faribault, Minnesota, to Floyd and Lorraine (Spitzack) Felt. After moving to Austin at age 6, he attended Austin Public Schools and graduated from Austin High School in 1967. Dennis served in the Vietnam War and was employed by Wagner Construction in Austin for over 30 years. A member of the V.F.W., Dennis enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, playing cards, gardening, and telling stories. He had a big heart.

Survivors include his sons Duane (Lorraine) Felt of Adams and Dean Felt of Lake Mills, Iowa; granddaughter Amanda Hocking of Austin; two brothers, Floyd ‘Fluffy’ (Brenda) Felt of Stewartville and Rueben (Sharon) Felt of Kenyon; two sisters Rose (Loren) Speer of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Diana (David) Moon of Austin; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lorraine.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday August 27, 2012 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Reverend William Odermann officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Military honors by American Legion Post 91 and V.F.W. Post 1216.

[Worlein Funeral Home website, 8/25/2012]

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Harriet L. (Doust) Lettman

1923-2012

#1:

Obituary

Harriet L. Lettman, age 89, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, August 24, 2012 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

She was born April 28, 1923 to Raymond and Margaret (Aldrich) Doust at Boy River, Minnesota in Cass County. After growing up in the Grand Rapids area, Harriet married Lincoln Lettman (deceased), but they were later divorced. A bookkeeper all her life, Harriet made her home in the Minnesota cities of Brainerd and Willmar before moving to Glendale, Arizona.

Later she returned to Minnesota where she settled in Austin, joining Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. She was very active in the Eastern Star and was a member of the Mower County Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and baking and was proud to be a Breast Cancer Survivor.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Foster of Austin; a son, George (Larri) Lettman of Peoria, Arizona; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, George (Doris) Doust of Worthington; several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Margaret; one brother; one sister; a son, Lincoln Lettman, Jr.; son-in-law, James Foster.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Karen Behling officiating. Visitation is at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday with an Easter Star Service at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date.

The family prefers memorials to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin or to the Eastern Star.

[Worlein Funeral Home website, 8/25/2012]


#2:

Harriet L. Lettman, 89

Funeral Notice--

Harriet L. Lettman, 89, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, August 24, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

Service: Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Karen Behling officiating.

Visitation: Visitation is at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with an Easter Star Service at 7 p.m.

Interment: Interment will be held at a later date.

The family prefers memorials to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin or to the Eastern Star. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[Austin Daily Herald website, 8/25/2012]

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Virginia Mae (Olson) Christensen

1924-2012

#1:

(March 8, 1924 - August 23, 2012)

Virginia M. Christensen, age 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at the Stewartville Care Center.

Virginia Olson was born March 8, 1924, in Austin, Minnesota. Virginia was the daughter of Elling and Mabel Olson. She graduated from Austin High School in 1942. Virginia was married July 21, 1944 to Richard H. Christensen. They resided in Austin, Minnesota. For the past few years, she had resided in Stewartville at the Stewartville Care Center.

Virginia was proud to be a charter member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota, where she was an active member of WELCA and the Come ‘N See Bible study. She was active in Eastern Star, “Class of 1942”, and Merry-Makers. She loved to play cards, bingo and knit.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law and one son. Kathryn Christensen, Lockney, Texas; Mary and Jim Shawback, Green Valley, Arizona; and Richard Christensen, Fort Collins, Colorado; grandchildren: Troy, Eric, Janine (Jerry) Worden and Lynnae Shawback; great grandchildren: Michael, Brenden, Brayden, Tayler, Emma, Natalie, and Jack.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dick and sister Marion Capretz.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 29th at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with the Reverend Karen Behling officiating. Visitation will be at the church for one hour before the service on Wednesday.

She will be greatly missed by her family and all her friends.

Memorials may be sent to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or the memorial of their choice. A special thank you all of the devoted staff at Stewartville Care Center.

[Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website, 8/25/2012]


#2:

Funeral Notice--

Virginia M. Christensen, 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at the Stewartville Care Center.

Service: Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Karen Behling officiating.

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

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

Memorials: Memorials can be sent to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or the memorial of their choice.

[Austin Daily Herald website, 8/25/2012]

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Frances Pauline (Goodwinson)
LOSEY

1918-2012

#1:

(December 11, 1918 - August 24, 2012)

Frances P. Losey, age 93, of Adams, Minnesota, died Friday, August 24, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, August 28th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Thomas Loomis officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church for one hour before the service on Tuesday. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home website, 8/25/2012]


#2:

Funeral Notice--

Frances Pauline Losey, 93, of Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, died on Friday, August 24, 2012, at her home.

Service: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Thomas Loomis officiating.

Visitation: There will be visitation at the church for one hour before the service on Tuesday morning.

Interment: Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Austin.

Funeral Home: Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald website, 8/25/2012]


#3:

Frances Pauline Losey, 93, Adams

Frances Pauline Losey, 93, of Adams, Minnesota, died Friday, August 24, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born in Bloomfield Township in Fillmore County, on December 11, 1918, to Carl and Mildred (McClary) Goodwinson. She attended country grade school and Spring Valley High School. On August 7, 1937, she married Raymond Losey in Preston, Minnesota. They had three daughters, Angela Rae Losey (Steve Farnsworth) of Gwinn, Michigan, Shara Louise Himle and Debra Lynn Losey, both of Adams, Minnesota. They resided in Spring Valley, Minnesota, before moving to Austin and later a farm near Brownsdale, Minnesota.

In 1967, Raymond died in a farm accident. Frances moved to Duluth and worked at St. Mary’s hospital until she returned to the Austin area and worked at several nursing homes as a cook, retiring from Grand Meadow Nursing Home in 1983. The last 28 years were spent in Adams where she belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Winona Council of Catholic Women and the Adams Nursing home Auxiliary.

Frances enjoyed spending time with friends and family and also the loving companionship of her dog Mitzi and her cat Lucy. She also enjoyed traveling, cooking and playing cards.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond; brother Paul Goodwinson of Waterloo, Iowa; and grandson Steven Farnsworth of Gwinn.

She is survived by three children, 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, long time friend and sister Shirley Lewison and husband Gene Lewison and nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Thomas Loomis officiating. There will be visitation at the church for one hour before the service on Tuesday morning. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Austin. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are preferred to the family or to the donor’s choice.

[Austin Daily Herald online, August 27, 2012]

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Charlie King Ball

2012-2012

Birth: Thursday, August 23, 2012
Death: Thursday, August 23, 2012

Charlie King Ball was born on Thursday, August 23, 2012 in the Rochester Methodist Hospital to Danielle Mork and Ryan Ball.

Charlie is survived by his parents; one brother, Hunter Thomas Mork; grandparents; aunts and one uncle.

Funeral service will be at 6:00 pm on Monday, August 27 at Mayer Funeral Home. Friends may call from 3:00 pm until the time of the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, send teddy bears.

[Mayer Funeral Home website, 8/25/2012]

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LaVerne Duane Burton

1940-2012

LaVerne Duane Burton, 71, of Algona, Iowa, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away August 20, 2012, at Kossuth Regional Medical Center in Algona.

LaVerne was born March 18, 1940, in Austin, Minnesota, to Harry and Marguerite (Blowers) Burton. LaVerne attended the Austin Area school system. He married Margaret McCarthy in September 1958. They had five children together and later divorced. LaVerne went on to marry three more times, resulting in three children. During his final years, he lived as a single man.

LaVerne really approached life in a very unique and unconventional way. He traveled, working jobs in construction or being a mechanic. He just loved to go out to eat and to the stock car races on Friday nights in Algona.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Robert, Richard and Harry Jr.; one daughter, Jessica; one son, Kevin; and his beloved Pomeranian puppy Precious.

LaVerne is survived by daughters Kimberly (Joe) Pinkava of Austin and Tracy Burton (Dave) of Custer City, Oklahoma; sons, Alan (Rowena) Burton of Austin, Randy Burton (Sandra) of Farmington, New Mexico, Vern Jr. of Rochester, Minnesota, Adam (Kyla) Burton of St. Paul, Minnesota; sister, Barb Lewis, of Austin; brother, Roger of Red Wing, Minnesota; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

The memorial service is planned for 2:15 p.m., September 1, 2012, at Queen of Angels Church in Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald online, August 27, 2012]

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Michael Todd Helebrant

1950-2012

Michael Todd Helebrant, 62, of New Brighton, Minnesota, died August 23, 2012.

Michael was born April 12, 1950, in Austin, Minnesota, to Patricia (Deneen) Stevens and Bernard Helebrant. He graduated from Pacelli High School in 1968, then attended the University of Mankato and William Mitchell College of Law. He graduated with a juris doctorate in 1984. Michael married Barbara Cochrane Helebrant. He pursued many interests outside of work, his favorites being genealogy, music and history. He is remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and zest for knowledge.

Michael is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; children, John Helebrant and Amanda Helebrant; mother, Patrician (Deneen) Stevens; father, Bernard Helebrant; sister, Rhonda (Helebrant) Gerber; brothers, John Stevens and Russ Stevens; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Denny Helebrant, and his son, Robert Helebrant.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on August 29, 2012 at Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel, 612-781-1999, 2610 19th Ave. NE, Minneapolis.

[Austin Daily Herald online, August 27, 2012]

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Jennylou (Davin) Hall

1936-2012

Jennylou Hall, 76, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, August 26, 2012, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.

Jennylou Davin was born April 25, 1936, in Austin, to Vernon and Lucille (Mallory) Davin. As a child, she moved with her family to Bemidji and attended school there. During her senior year in high school, the family moved to Rhinelander, Wisconsin, where she graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1954. After graduation, Jennylou enlisted in the United States Army. She served her country for two years before moving to Austin, where she worked for Hormel Foods as a teletype operator.

On December 7, 1957, Jennylou married Richard ‘Rick’ Hall at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. After having children, she was a stay-at-home mom until the kids were in school. She then began a 20-year career as a paraprofessional in special education for the Austin Public School system. Jennylou loved to explore small towns on camping trips, and she enjoyed reading. Her faith was very important to her. She attended community bible study and enjoyed volunteering and serving others through various area churches and community organizations, including the Evangelism Explosion group.

Survivors include her husband Rick of Austin; her children Cindy (Scott) Jasmin and Michael (Melissa) Hall, both of Austin; five grandchildren, Jacob, Scotty, Holly, Warren, and Rebecca; brother Gary (Paula) Davin of Sparks, Nev. She was preceded in death by her parents Vernon and Lucille Davin, and a younger brother, Louie.

A celebration of life visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Aug. 29, 2012, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. There will be a private family interment. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, Tuesday, August 28, 2012]

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Marie C. (Mahnke) Brands

1922-2012

Marie was born on April 26, 1922, in Hayfield, Minnesota, to William and Lucy (Baumgartner) Mahnke. She attended and graduated from Hayfield High School in 1940. After high school, she completed teachers training at Austin Jr. College and obtained her teaching certificate. Marie met a fellow teacher, Leo Brands and they were married on February 24, 1943, just before Leo entered the U.S. Army during World War II. They relocated to various states during Leo’s military career and moved back to Austin in 1948. She later graduated from Mankato State University in 1962 with a bachelors of science degree in elementary education. She spent her career teaching elementary school near Waltham and in Austin.

Marie was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin since 1948 and frequently taught Sunday school. She was a devoted wife and mother, and was very active with her church and in the community. She enjoyed biking, gardening, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marie is survived by her daughter: Mary (Loren) Hammermeister, Austin; granddaughters: Ann (Dan) Williamson, Chanhassen, Minnesota, Debra (Don) Conway, Richfield, Minnesota, Lora Hammermeister, Mankato, Minnesota; three great-granddaughters: Marissa, Elizabeth, and Natalie Williamson; sister: Gladys Christians, Hayfield, Minnesota; sister-in-law; Bernice Mahnke, San Mateo, Calif.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leo, and son John.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Reverend Thomas Ogilvie officiating. Organist will be Annette Kiehne. Casket bearers will be Paul Christians, Gene Christians, Bob Gebhardt, Dan Williamson, Don Conway, and Adam Chiabotti. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and at the church on Friday for one hour before the service.

Memorials may be designated to St. John’s Lutheran Church or to Alzheimer’s Research.

[From Austin Daily Herald - http://www.austindailyherald.com 8/29/2012]

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Darlene Addie (Kirkpatrick)
BRAATEN

1929-2012

Darlene Addie Braaten, age 82, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center.

Darlene was born on September 8, 1929, in Hope, North Dakota, to Ernest and Alvina (Stienke) Kirkpatrick. She attended school in Elkton. She was married to Orlean Braaten. They later divorced.

In addition to helping on the farm, Darlene worked at Hormel for over 30 years. She also owned and operated the B&E Restaurant for 10 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, ex-husband Orlean and daughter Judith Kaye.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: David and Cathy Braaten, Dexter, Minnesota, Dean & Mary Beth Braaten, Grand Meadow, Minnesota; a daughter, Jane Braaten Barnes, Houston, Texas; grandchildren: Angie, Amy, Jessica, Adam, Seth, Luke, and Noah; great-grandchildren: Brody, Gavin, and Paisley; a brother, LeRoy Kirkpatrick, Dexter, Minnesota; a sister: LaVon Pavek, Rochester, Minnesota; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Braaten, Austin, Minnesota; Verna Braaten, Austin, Minnesota; and nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kristi Koppel officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday for one hour before the service.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

[From Austin Daily Herald - http://www.austindailyherald.com 8/29/2012]

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John P. Flink

1925-2012

John P. Flink 1925-2012

John P. Flink, age 87 of rural Rose Creek, Mower county, Minnesota, died on Monday, August 27, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.

He was born April 17, 1925, in Spencer, Iowa, to Holger and Blanche (Olson) Flink. On December 22, 1946, John was married to Shirley Mae Klingfus at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin. The couple raised five children: John, Jerry, Jay, Jim and Sherry May. As a family, they enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, sightseeing and attending Farm Fest every year. He took pride in his garden and yard and enjoyed country living. He was especially proud of his 1949 John Deer B tractor. John worked at Hormel Foods more than 38 years and farmed for many years.

Survivors include five children: John W. Flink of rural Austin, Jerry (Sunnee) Flink of Austin, Jay (Deb) Flink and James (Joyce) Flink, both of Albert Lea, Sherry May Senne of Red Wing; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; a brother, Harley (Jan) Flink of Rochester, Minn.; a sister, Charlene (Gene) Gerber of Austin; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Holger and Blanche Flink; his wife, Shirley Flink, in May 2012; one infant brother, Holger Jr.; sisters, Maxine (Clarence) Berkland and Linda (Marvin) Lageson.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2012, at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Jeff Forbes officiating. Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[From Austin Daily Herald - http://www.austindailyherald.com 8/29/2012]

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