~ OBITUARIES ~
LAWRENCE STEPHEN MAJERUS
Plainview -- Lawrence Stephen Majerus, 94, a former
long time plainview resident died Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home in
Wabasha. He and his wife had resided at the nursing home since 1981. Born Sept.
15, 1894 in Bellechester, he attended rural Bellechester schools. On July 25,
1921, he married Bertha Reding in Bellechester and they farmed in Bellechester,
Rochester and Hammond areas until moving to Plainview in 1940. After moving
to Plainview, Mr. Majerus worked for Lakeside Packing and later as a black tender
for construction work in Rochester. He was a member of St. Joachim's Catholic
Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Omer of Albert Lea; two daughters,
Delores Ryan of Rochester and Marian Becker of Plainview; 18 grandchildren;
21 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; two brothers, George
of Lake City and Ray of Goodhue and a sister, Verona Befort of Lake City. He
was preceded in death by two daughters, seven brothers and two sisters. A mass
of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joachim's Catholic
Church in Plainview with the Rev. Milo Ernster officiating. Burial will be in
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Bellechester. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to
9 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Schad & Zabel Funeral
Home in Plainview. The rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. and there will be a
prayer service at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
BERTHA MAJERUS, Area Native, Dies at 91
Rochester Post Bulletin Monday, September 28, 1992
Bertha L. Majerus, 91 a resident of St. Elizabeth's Nursing Home in Wabasha
the past 11 years and formerly of Plainview, died Sunday evening (Sept. 27,
1992) at the nursing home. Bertha L. Reding was born Aug. 25, 1901 in Bellechester.
They farmed in the Bellechester, Rochester and Hammond areas before moving
to Plainview in the 1940's. Mrs. Majerus had worked at the St. Joachim's Catholic
Church and in 1983 received the Bishops Award. Her husband died May 17, 1989.
Survivors include a son, Omer of Albert Lea; two daughters, Delores (Mrs.
Stanley) Ryan of Rocheter and Marion (Mrs. Charles) Becker of Plainview; 18
grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; a sister,
Veronica (Mrs. Richard) Majerus of Zumbrota; and a brother; Florian Reding
of Bellechester. Two daughters, four brothers and three sisters preceded her
in death. A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
at St. Joachim's Catholic Church in Plainview, with the Rev. Leland Smith
officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Bellechester.
GEORGE JOSEPH MAJERUS
Rochester Post Bulletin, Saturday, November 11, 1989
Funeral Rites set for George Majerus -- The funeral for George Majerus,
90, of Mazeppa will be Monday. He died Thursday at the Lake City Nursing Home,
where he had lived for five years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10
a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mazeppa with the Rev.
Joseph LaPlante officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr Majerus
was born June 19, 1922 in Mazeppa. He was assistant manager at the Mazeppa
field mill, retiring in the 1963. On August 23, 1922, he married Christine
Veronica Tri at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Chruch in Mazeppa, Wabasha Co.
She preceded him in death on July 26, 1987. Surviving are the three sons;
Alfred and Leo both of Beloit, Wisconsin and Harold of San Antonio, Texas;
11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one brother, Ray of Bellechester;
and one sister, Mrs. Verona Befort of Lake City. He preceded in death by five
VERONICA M. BEFORT
Dies at 87
LAKE CITY -- Veronica M. Befort, 87, of Lake City, a Mazeppa native and
formerly of Bellechester, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at Lake City Nursing
Home where she resided 10 years. Veronica Majerus was born March 19, 1906,
in Mazeppa. On Oct. 18, 1927, she married Nicholas Befort at St. Mary's Catholic
Church in Bellechester. They made their home in Bellechester and she was employed
as bookkeeper at the Bellechester Creamery for many years. After moving to
Lake City following her husband's death in August 1971, she was a housekeeper
at Lake City Hospital. Mrs. Befort was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church
in Lake City and its Altar Guild. Survivors include a daughter, Joan (Mrs.
Lloyd) Abraham of Lake City; a son, Donald of Lake City; six grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ray Majerus of Mazeppa. Nine brothers
and a sister preceded her in death. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered
at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church here, with the Rev. Donald
Leary officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Bellechester.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Anderson-Peterson-Mahn
Funeral Home here and an hour before the service Saturday at the church. There
will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home
MRS. CATHERINE MAJERUS
NOTE: Her name was actually spelled "Katherina" and her nickname was "Kate."
Her name on the tombstone is spelled Katherina.
Mrs. Catherine Majerus, age 84, died at Bellechester Sunday, Feb. 8 at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nick Befort, where she resided. She was born
in Germany May 4, 1863 and at the age of three she came to this country with
her parents. She was married to Joseph Majerus Feb. 15, 1886 at Bellechester.
The couple farmed in Bear Valley and retired in 1928 and moved to Bellechester.
Mr. Majerus passed away March 20, 1932. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nick
Befort. and six sons; the Rev. Stephen Majerus of Rollingstone, Lawrence of
Plainview, George of Mazeppa, Clarence of Wabasha, Tony of South St. Paul
and Ray of Mazeppa. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren; four great grandchildren;
one brother, Steve Weber of Harvey, ND; five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Schmitt
of Harvey, Mrs. Mike Conrad of Harvey, Mrs. William Hofschulte and Mrs. John
Hofschulte of Mazeppa, and Mrs. Anna Hofschulte of Zumbro Falls. Funeral services
were held Tuesday morning at 10. a.m. at St. Mary's Church, with a solemn
Requiem High Mass celebrated by the Rev. Stephen Majerus. Msgr. John Bartholome
of Wabasha was deacon, The Rev. Paul Sainsburg of West Albany was sub-deacon,
Father Berger was master of ceremonies and the Rev. James Donovan preached
the sermon. Interment was in the Bellechester Cemetery. Pall Bearers were
three grandchildren and three nephews; Alfred, Harold and Omar Majerus, Herm
Weber, Richard Schmitt and John Hofschulte, Jr. Mrs. Majerus has many freinds
and relatives in Mazeppa, and her death was a great loss to all.
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