MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 233

 

 

Leonard L. Rehnelt

1919-2013

#1: DEATH NOTICE--

Leonard L. Rehnelt, 93, of Austin, Minn., died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at his home.

Service: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church.

Visitation: There will be a 5 p.m. rosary on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. The family will also greet friends at a luncheon following the service.

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

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 19, 2013


#2:

Obituary for Leonard L. Rehnelt

Leonard L. Rehnelt, age 93, of Austin, died peacefully at his home with his family by his side, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

Leonard was born August 17, 1919 in Heron Lake, Minnesota to Steven and Julia (Hrdina) Rehnelt. He grew up on the family farm and attended a small country school.

Leonard served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1941 to 1945. He was wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal for which he received a Purple Heart. After recovering from his wounds, he was returned to his unit on Bouganville Island, in the Solomon Islands. He served with distinction and received several accommodations.

Leonard married LeVonne Opsahl on June 15, 1946 in Albert Lea, Minnesota and remained married until LeVonne's death on November 13, 2010. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Austin where they raised their family. Leonard worked at Hormel Foods and retired in 1982. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent time hunting and fishing with his kids and grandkids. He also was an avid gardener and especially loved growing flowers. Leonard spent most weekends and vacations with family and friends at the “trailer” on the Mississippi River near Wabasha, Minnesota. He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, V.F.W., American Legion, Eagles, and Moose Club.

Survivors include six children, Sandi (Harold) Brandt, Austin, Minnesota, Steven (Rita) Rehnelt, Wabasha, Minnesota, Jeanette (Steven) Myers, Claremont, Minnesota, Roberta (Mark) Aswegan, Ramsey, Minnesota, Michael (Lila) Rehnelt, Hayfield, Minnesota, Robert Rehnelt, Zumbrota, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, LeVonne, he is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Tracy; one brother; and four sisters.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Mayo Clinic Home Hospice for their excellent care and support. Also special thanks to Sister Pat and Sister Francine for their visits.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 am on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church. There will be a 5 pm rosary on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 5-7 pm. The family will also greet friends at a luncheon following the service on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91 and V.F.W. Post #1216.

Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website

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Gene Alan Snyder

1928-2013

Gene Alan Snyder, 84, Grand Meadow

Gene Alan Snyder, 84, of Grand Meadow, Minnesota, died of pancreatic cancer on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Spring Valley Care Center.

Gene was born September 11, 1928, in Austin, Minnesota, the son of Peter and Julia (Guiney) Snyder. He later moved to Grand Meadow and served in the United States Army in Korea, where he attained the rank of sergeant. Gene lived with his wife, Addie, in rural Grand Meadow for 57 years until three days prior to his death.

Gene enjoyed woodworking, reading, Westerns, fishing and agriculture. His career included farming, carpentry, machining and ag-related sales, which he especially enjoyed. Most of all, he delighted in spending time with his wife and family.

Gene is survived by his wife, Adeline “Addie” (Malecek) Snyder of Grand Meadow; two daughters, Laurie Snyder of Rochester and Kim (Russ) Bultman of Eufaula, Okla.; daughter-in-law, Candace (Reed) Snyder of Spring Valley, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Craig (Lari) Meyer, Thomas Lantz, Anna (D.J.) Werner, Lindsey Snyder, Pamela Sherman, Katie Thorie, and Emmy (Gabe) Bly; great-granddaughter, Haley Mattsen; two sisters, Sr. Ruth Snyder of Rochester and Mariah Snyder of the Twin Cities; brother Paul (Irene) Snyder of Grand Meadow; and sister-in-law Alice Snyder of Grand Meadow.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John "J.T." Snyder; three sisters, Mary, Catherine and Angie; and two brothers, John and Joseph.

A funeral Mass for Eugene "Gene" Snyder will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at St. Finbarr Catholic Church in Grand Meadow with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow and one hour prior to the service at church. Condolences may be left online at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald,
June 11, 2013

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Lowell Harold Haug

1924-2013

Lowell H. Haug, 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, June 11, 1913, at Mayo Health Systems Austin.

Lowell Harold Haug was born September 30, 1924, at New Richland, Minnesota, the son of David E. and Luella (Evenson) Haug. He graduated from the New Richland High School and served in the U.S. Army. Lowell was the recipient of a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart during his service in the Army.

Lowell was married to Orlie Mae Farr on January 1, 1950, at Geneva, Minnesota. The Haugs resided in Austin, where Lowell worked at the Hormel Foods Corporation until the time of his retirement. He was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, serving on the Board of Deacons, and the Church Council. He was a member of the Sons of Norway and had been the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award while he served as a Boy Scout Leader.

He was a devoted family man and loving father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their concerts and sporting events. In his younger days, he was a softball player and he became an avid shuffleboard player when he and Orlie spent a number of winters in Texas. They also traveled several times to Europe in their retirement.

Lowell was preceded in death by his wife Orlie in 2007; a son, Bruce Haug; his parents; and a brother Dale.

He is survived by daughters, Lois Nordling, Edina, Minn., Brenda Haug and Diane Jacobson, Columbia Heights, Minn., Pauline Haug, Eagan, Minn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Arden and Janna Haug, Stillwater, Minn., Myron and Sue Haug, Winona, Minn., Jean Henle, Marshall, Minn.; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Arlyss Haug, Clarks Grove, Minn.; sister Irene Wanous, Owatonna, Minn.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday June 14, 2013, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. Elizabeth Endicott officiating. Military rites conducted by Austin Post No. 91 American Legion. Interment will be in the Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Minn. Visitation will be held on Friday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church from noon until 12:45 p.m. Memorials may be directed to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, The Geneva Cemetery Fund or to the donor's choice. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 13, 2013

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Agnes E. (Arett) Schultz

1919-2013

Agnes E. Schultz, 93, of Austin, Minnesota, wife of Frank W. Schultz (deceased), died Friday, May 24, 2013, at Sacred Heart Care Center.

Agnes was born on December 19, 1919, in Austin to George and Ellen (Torgerson) Arett. She was married to Frank W. Schultz and spent most of her life in Austin. She was a retiree from Geo. A. Hormel & Co after 43 years of work there. In retirement, she enjoyed traveling and reading.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three brothers.

Agnes is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Frank D. and Janice Schultz, Young Harris, Georgia; granddaughters, Amy (Jeffrey) Bowman, Fairburn, Georgia, and Nickole and Dell Smith, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; great-grandchildren, Katherine Le, Elizabeth Suzette and Jake; sister: Merle Cahill, Austin.

A private graveside service was held. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 12, 2013

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Roger Laverne Svejkovsky

1925-2013

Roger L. Svejkovsky, 88, of Austin, Minnesota, died at his home on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

Roger Laverne was born on March 3, 1925, on the Svejkovsky family farm located near London, Freeborn County, Minnesota, to Albie and Albin Svejkovsky. He graduated from Austin High School in 1943.

Roger worked for a defense plant in California during World War II, and later attended watchmaker's school at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, Returning to Austin, he worked at Scoville Jewelers for two years serving his apprenticeship under the guidance of Clarence Grabarkiwicz. In 1948, he started his own business, Rogers Jewelers, in Austin.

In 1951, Roger married Betty Engwall in Minneapolis, Minn. After 34 years as a jeweler, watchmaker and goldsmith, Roger and his wife Betty retired in 1980. Roger was ably assisted in his business by his wife, Betty, and his sister, Lucille.

Roger enjoyed flying and learned to fly at the Austin airport. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. After giving up flying, he and Betty chose to take up traveling by motorhome. They traveled to every state as well as Europe and spent their winters in Florida and later California.

During his many years of playing golf at the Austin Country Club, he had two hole-in-ones. He belonged to the Austin Country Club, SCORE and the Moose, serving as secretary for one term. He also was a one time Rotary member and a member of MMUA and FMCA.

Roger was elected mayor in 1962 and served his term until 1964, choosing not to run for re-election. He was appointed to the Utility Board in 1969 and he served 14 years as a commissioner and six years as president of the board.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Adolph and Clarence; two sisters, Lillian and Lucille; and his infant son, David.

Roger is survived by his loving wife Betty; sisters-in-law, Rosella Svejkovsky, and Dee Aitchison; along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Dale R. Christiansen officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the mortuary for one hour before the service on Saturday morning.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 13, 2013

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Burton E. Boe

1936-2013

Burton E. Boe, 77, West Concord

Burton E. Boe, 77, of West Concord, Minnesota, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Burton was born June 7, 1936, in Udolpho Township, Minn., the son of Norman and Jessie (Bryant) Boe. Attended country school and then school in West Concord where he moved with his family in 1948. Burton then entered the United States Army serving his country from 1959-1961, and was then in the Army reserves. He was part owner of Rounds and Boe excavating, and then worked for Martin Bustad for a short period before working for Ulland Bros. Construction for 27 years.

He married Linda Wencl November of 1963, and the couple later divorced. Burton married Marilyn Seavey on June 30, 1984, and the couple made their home in West Concord.

Burton was a past mayor of West Concord and served on the fire department and ambulance crew. In his spare time he enjoyed restoring antique cars with his brother Arlo and on his own. He enjoyed his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, going to auctions and flea markets, and always being available to help others.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn Boe of West Concord; five daughters Karla Boe of Austin, Kristine Boe of Austin, Kari (Matt) Swigerd of Willmar, Amy (Ron) Flicek of West Concord, and Joan Boe of West Concord; 10 grandchildren; three sisters, Elizabeth (Bill) Leonelli of Toelle, Utah, Marguerite (Greg) Alberts of Tomahawk, Wis., Zoa (Jim) Heckman of Wells; four brothers Peter (Signora) of West Concord, Arthur (Myrtie Ann) of Faribault, Ervin (Susie) of Dover, Stanley (Tammy) of Faribault; sister-in-law, Lois Boe of West Concord; also many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Norman "Arlo" Boe.

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home, West Concord on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. and at Trinity Lutheran Church, West Concord on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, West Concord with the Rev. Chris Brekke officiating. Interment will be in the Concord Cemetery in Concord Township.

Source: Austin Daily Herald
website, Sat., June 15, 2013

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Delma N. "Mickey" (Gnade) Perrin

1928-2013

WATERLOO, IOWA - Delma N. "Mickey" Perrin, 84, of Waterloo, died at home Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

She was born October 20, 1928, in Grand Meadow, Minnesota, daughter of Carl and Mable Shaw Gnade. She married Glenn Richmond on November 23, 1948, in Cedar Rapids. He died July 10, 1987. She married Robert Bruce Perrin on January 7, 1989, in Waterloo.

Mrs. Perrin graduated from Waterloo East High School and had worked at Rath Packing Co. in the sliced bacon department for 32 years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Survived by: her husband; a daughter, Rhonda (Todd) of Center Point; two sons, Larry (Kathy) of Ballwin, Missouri, and Sam (Candy) of Waterloo; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Doris of Elk Run Heights and Ruth of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by: two sisters, Helen and Gladys; and two brothers, Roland “Bud” and Kenneth.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel and an hour before services Saturday at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to the church at 810 Kimball Ave., Waterloo 50702.

Condolences can be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.

Source: Waterloo Courier, May 2, 2013

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Alice M. (Peterson) Bowe

1922-2013

Obituary

Alice M. Bowe, age 91 of Austin, died Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the home of her daughter. Alice Marion Peterson was born June 3, 1922 in Fountain, Minnesota to Raymond E. and Cora J. (Rogstead) Peterson. She attended school in Fountain and worked on the family farm until her marriage to William M. Bowe on October 15, 1940 in Preston, Minnesota. The couple lived in Chatfield before moving to Austin in the early 1940s. Alice worked at the Geo. A. Hormel & Company until after World War II, when she decided to stay at home to raise her family. A member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Alice enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and playing bingo.

Survivors include her children Mary Dennison, Beverly Ingersoll and Wanda (Tom) Engelman, all of Austin; 10 grandchildren Lon, Bill, Robin, Mike, Dena, Allen, Brandon, Amy, Pete, and Dan; 28 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; a sister-in-law Betty Peterson of Sun City, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Cora Peterson, her husband William Bowe in 2002, her great granddaughter Jessica Haskin, two son-in-laws Frank Dennison and Larry Ingersoll, her brother Charles Peterson, her sister Pearl Ingvaldson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Kristi Koppel officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the family. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website

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Susan Kay (Bailey) Carr

1955-2013

Susan Kay Carr, 58, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

Susan was born January 2, 1955, in Austin to Donald and Joyce (Chinander) Bailey. She lived in Des Moines, Iowa, for 28 years before moving back to Austin. She was a member of Fellowship United Methodist Church until it closed, and then became a member of First United Methodist. Susan was a loving mother to her three children, whom she loved very much.

Survivors include her children Amber (DeMarco) Turner, Eric (Sheila) Carr and Lee (Tiffany) Howard, all of Des Moines, Iowa; her grandchildren Kyree, Alijah, Lakayla, Erica, Neriah, Aaliyah and Rilee, all of Des Moines; her mother, Joyce Bailey of Austin; her sister, Penny (Dennis) Sanderson of Eau Claire, Wis.; her brothers, Rod (Rose) Bailey of Austin, Gary Bailey of Kansas and Bob (Susan) Bailey of Austin; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Donald Bailey and longtime love and husband of 27 years, Albert Lee Howard.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Pastor Marilee Benson officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at Worlein Funeral Home. Memorials can be directed to the family. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin. The family would like to express their thanks for the love and care shown to Susan at St. Mark's Lutheran Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 18, 2013

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Clifford Eugene Wold

1927-2013

Clifford Eugene Wold, 85, of Pinole, California, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at home.

Clifford was born September 9, 1927, in Austin, Minnesota, to Harvey and Mary (Duffy) Wold. He attended high school in Austin and later went to the Milwaukee Institute of Engineering. He married Vera (O’Bryan) Wold July 8, 1948 in St. Francis, South Dakota.

Clifford worked at Hormel in Austin, and also at Del Monte in Emerville, California, and C&H Sugar in Vallejo, Calif. He was a member of the Moose Club, VFW, Indian Guides, and was a scout master of the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed traveling and owned a rollercade and Wold Electric. In his free time, he liked to collect coins and other items.

Clifford is survived by his daughter, Rosemary (Dan) Yoerns of Phoenix, Arizona; sons, Brian (Debbie) Wold of San Pablo, Calif., Leo (Vicky) Wold of Mason City, Iowa, and Jerry (Jeannie) Wold of Pittsburg, Calif; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Wold; sister, Janice Lestrud; mother, Mary Wold; father, Harvey Wold; and granddaughter Rachael Ellis.

A service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 18, 2013

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C. Vernon (Vern) Olson

1923-2013

#1:

C. Vernon (Vern) Olson, 89, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday morning June 17, 2013, at St. Marks Lutheran Home.

Service: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21 at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. William Odermann officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the mortuary.

Interment: Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 18, 2013


#2:

C. Vernon Olson, 89, Austin

C. Vernon "Vern" Olson, 89, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

Carl Vernon Olson was born July 30, 1923, in Lynch, Nebraska The son of Clarence and Jessie (Erickson) Olson, Clarence was a farmer. Vern had one younger brother Dean who was born three months before Vern's father was killed in a car accident.

In 1931, Vern's mother remarried Harold Nelson and they later moved to Poplar, Wis. Vern played the trombone in the band and graduated from Beresford High School in 1941, he later went on and attended college in Grand Island, Nebraska.

On July 3, 1949, he married Amaryllis Schoenecke in Madison, South Dakota, they had met on double date. To this union two daughters were born, Debby and Becky. Amaryllis was a registered nurse and Vern was a farm machinery salesman. They moved to Austin, where Vern was a salesman with Holiday Cars.

Vern was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and the Austin Elks Club. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Debby Ihrke; and brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Corlie Olson.

Vern is survived by his wife Amaryllis Olson; daughter and sons-in-law Becky and Rich Johnson of Gilbert, Arizona, Keith Ihrke of Clearwater, Minnesota; three grandchildren, Tara Fossey (Chad) of Eagle, Idaho, Vaughn Ihrke (Kelly) of Isanti, Minnesota, Kelly Marvin (Nathan) of Clearwater; three great-grandchildren: Lilly Fossey, Neva Ihrke and Noah Ihrke; nephew Jeff Olson, Houston, Texas, Tom (Dede) Olson, Parker, Colorado; niece Laurie (Tom) McGrath, Poplar.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 21 at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. William Odermann officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the mortuary on Friday morning for one hour before the service.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 20, 2013

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Raymond Jerome Aaby

1953-2013

#1:

Service: Funeral services for Raymond Aaby, 59, of Austin will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Mayer Funeral Home.

Visitation: Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

Interment: Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 18, 2013


#2:

Obituary for Raymond Jerome Aaby

Raymond Jerome Aaby, 59, of Austin, Minnesota died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

He was born November 28, 1953 in Austin to Richard and Rosemary (Bischoff) Aaby. He was a graduate of Austin High School and worked for the University of Minnesota as an environmental service worker. Ray liked to tinker with electronics and was an avid ham radio operator. He was a member of the Austin Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge. He was also a storm watcher.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents and brother Ronald Aaby. He is survived by a brother Rick Aaby, nephews: Ashley Aaby and Aric Aaby and sister-in-law Diane Aaby.

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website,
June 18, 2013

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M. S. Taylor

c1896-1971

M. S. TAYLOR

LEROY, MINNESOTA - M. S. Taylor, 75, died Tuesday at the Community Hospital at Spring Valley. Services were held on Thursday at the United Methodist Church at chester. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery at Brownsdale, Minnesota.

Survivors are his wife, Lou; six daughters: Mrs. Joe Walker and Mrs. Kenneth Legler of Austin, Minnesota, Mrs. Claude Back of Ostrander, Minnesota, Mrs. Harold Blake of Albert Lea, Minn., Mrs. Eugene Stewart, of Racine, Minn, and Mrs. Corall Fortney; three sons: Mabre, Jr. of Spring Valley, Minn., Delmar of Waterloo, Iowa, John and James of Cedar Falls, Iowa; four brothers, Clovy of Dexter, Minnesota, Jack of Boardman, Oregon, Virgil of Seymour, Iowa, and Fay of Stewartville, Minnesota; two sisters, Mrs. Harold Vicroy of Elk River, Minn., and Mrs. Floy McCloud of LeRoy; and numerous grandchildren. Martz-Hutchins Funeal Home of LeRoy is in charge of arrangements.

Waterloo Courier, Thursday, Sept. 30, 1971

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LaDonna June Peterson

1933-2013

LaDonna June Peterson died at the Kahl Nursing Home in Davenport, Iowa, on May 29, 2013. Per her wishes, LaDonna was cremated. There will be graveside services at Grand View Cemetery in Austin, Minnesota, Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m.

LaDonna, one of 10 children born to Sanford and Leona Peterson, was born in 1933 on a farm near Austin. She attended Austin schools and graduated from Austin Central High School in 1951. She went to Washington, D.C., two weeks after graduation to work in the executive office of the Secretary of the Navy.

In January 1953, she moved to Los Angeles, California, and worked in the private sector. Then in June 1954, she was asked if she would be interested in working for the Dept. of Army in Europe. She accepted and went to Heidelberg, Germany, and worked as the secretary to the officer that headed European chemical warfare section. She loved to travel and did travel to most of Europe while living in Germany.

She then returned to Los Angeles to work in the private sector again until 1960. She then was offered a position with the State Dept in Lagos, Nigeria, where she worked for the State Department's Agency for International Development.

Her love of the southern California weather drew her back to Los Angeles. She worked for several companies until she decided to get a college education. She received her bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in 2 1/2 years at Cal State.

She then worked for a couple companies until she took a job at The Ben Holt Company. This was a geo thermal engineering company which ended up being part of Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate. She retired in 1999 as vice president, treasurer and secretary of the Ben Holt Company.

LaDonna became ill and moved to Davenport, Iowa, in 2012 to be near family. LaDonna was loved by many and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Those left to honor her memory include her sisters, Dorothy (Jim) Osmonson of Austin, Sharon (Duane) Hauge of Glenville, Minn.; brother, Robert (Tina) Peterson of Davenport, Iowa; sister-in-law Donna Peterson of Burnsville, Minn.; brother-in-law Bill Meier of Los Angeles, Calif; and many nieces and nephews who all loved her very much. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Maxine Thompson, and Ilene Meier; and brothers, Merle, Donald, Floyd Laverne and Douglas. Online condolences may be expressed to LaDonna’s family by visiting her obituary at www.WeertsFh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 19, 2013

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Donald Eugene McCollar

1941-2013

Donald Eugene McCollar, 72, Kearney, Nebraska.

Donald Eugene McCollar, 72, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in his home town of Kearney, Neb.

Donald was born April 12, 1941, in Nebraska to Chester and Francis McCollar. He lived in Austin, Minn., for 20 years and Idaho for five years. He was a member of Austin Christian Fellowship. Donald married Barbara Draayer (McCollar) on Aug. 22, 1992. He worked various jobs along with nine years at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin, where he met his wife, Barbara. He also went to Riverland Community College for off-set printing. Donald was very good at writing poems.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara McCollar of Austin; son from a previous marriage, Donald Matt McCollar in Fort Dodge, Iowa; sister Janet Bystrom, Kearney; nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters and brothers in law and many friends.

Preceded Donald in death were both his parents and sister Clara Mae Vanderloft of Idaho.

Funeral services were June 15, 2013, in Kearney, Nebraska, with military rites performed; Donald served in both the Army and the Navy. A memorial is planned for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Twin Towers, 200 First Ave. NE in Austin.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 19, 2013

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Mary Ann (Tostenson) Storry

c1925-2013

Mary Ann (Tostenson) Storry, 87, Woodbury

Mary Ann Storry, 87, of Woodbury, Minnesota, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died on June 17, 2013.

Mary Ann received her education degree at Winona State University and taught in the Austin Public Schools until her retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by husbands Dale B. Tostenson and Lyle E. Storry.

She is survived by daughter Priscilla (Ken) Hoffmann; son Gene (Judy) Storry; eight grandchildren and their families; sister Gerda (Ross) Stearns; brother Lawrence Petersen; nieces, nephews and friends.

Graveside service Friday, June 21 at 2 p.m. at Grandview Cemetery, Austin. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m., with a gathering from 1 to 2 p.m. at Woodbury United Methodist Church; 7465 Steepleview Road, Woodbury. Arrangements are by Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 19, 2013

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Mary Alice Anderson

1931-2013

#1:

Funeral notice: Mary Alice Anderson

Service: Funeral services for Mary Alice Anderson of Austin will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin.

Visitation: Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church and on Friday night from 5 to 7 p.m at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 19, 2013


#2:

Obituary for Mary Alice Anderson

Mary Alice Anderson, 81, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Austin Mayo Health Systems Hospital.

She was born July 17, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan to Frank and Ellamae (Stettler) Boughner. Mary graduated from high school in Rochester, Minnesota in 1949, Austin Community College in 1971 and Mankato State University in 1973. She was a licensed Public Accountant beginning her career with Stupka and Morem followed by her own practice and concluding with Hill and Larson in Austin. She was past president of the Minnesota Association of Public Accountants and was president of the Austin Business and Professional Women. Mary was an avid golfer and active in the Lady's Club at Ramsay. She was a parishioner at St. Augustine Catholic Church.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, brother Robert Boughner, sisters-in-law: Phyllis House, Beverly Anderson and Catherine Skinner, brother-in-law Roger Dixon, nieces and nephews: Teri Exe and Randy and Larry Dixon.

She is survived by her husband Delmer Anderson of Austin, daughter Jan (Anderson) and husband Richard Madsen of Grimes, Iowa, sister-in-law Janet Boughner, nephews: Jay (Michelle) Boughner of Ramsay, Minnesota, Jon (Tina) Boughner of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Steve (Cecelia) House of New Brighton, Mike (Mary) House of Rochester, Todd Zrucky of Minneapois and Dan (Denise) Dixon of South Carolina, nieces: Tracy (Dave) Fogelson of Byron, Cindy Meany of Austin, Debra (Tambo) Dixon of the West Indies, brothers and sisters-in-law: Francis (Red) House of Austin, Richard and LaVonne Zrucky of Byron, Ann Dixon of Austin and numerous cousins and great-nieces and nephews.

Source: Mayer Funeral Home website

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Curtis Edwin Townsley

1957-2013

Lyle, Minn. - Curtis Townsley, 55, of Lyle, Minnesota, formerly of Charles City, died at his home on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

Funeral services for Curtis Townsley will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hauser Funeral Home. Pastor Jim Beranek of Trinity United Methodist Church will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home from 5 to7 p.m. Friday, and Saturday one hour prior to the service.

The Hauser Funeral Home, 641-228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hauserfh.com.

Source: Mason City (Iowa) Globe Gazette
June 20, 2013


Curtis Edwin Townsley

Date Of Birth: August 30, 1957
Date Of Death: June 19, 2013

Curtis Townsley, 55, of Lyle, Minnesota, formerly of Charles City, died at his home on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

Funeral services for Curtis Townsley will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Hauser Funeral Home. Pastor Jim Beranek of Trinity United Methodist Church will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home from 5 to7 p.m. Friday and Saturday one hour prior to the service.

Curtis Edwin Townsley was born August 30, 1957, at Charles City, the son of Donald and Betty (Jorgensen) Townsley. He graduated in 1976 from Charles City High School. Over the years he worked at White Farm Equipment Company and the Hormel Food Corporation. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. Curtis was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and also enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Iowa Hawkeyes. He will be remembered as a person who enjoyed playing jokes.

Living family members include his mother Betty Kluwe of Charles City; three siblings, Pam (Ken) Boge of Orchard, Greg (Mary) Townsley of Lyle, Minnesota, and Tam Townsley of Tiffin; six nieces and nephews, Kenny (Deb) Boge, Aaron (Julie) Boge, Amy (Tony) McFarland, Tanya (Jeff) Jensen, Ashley (Jeff) Higgins and Nikki Townsley; several great nieces and nephews; along with other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Donald and his step-father Ben Kluwe.

Source: Hauser Funeral Home website, 6/19/2013

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David Osmundson

1933-2013

David "Wootsie" Osmundson, 80, of Austin, Minnesota, died on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.

David Myron was born on April 23, 1933, in Adams, Minnesota, to Herbie and Margie (Christenson) Osmundson. He graduated from Adams High School with the class of 1951. David served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He married Arthamese "Ardy" Titus on January 2, 1965, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church.

He was a co-owner of Osmundson Brothers Construction and Implement in Adams, Minnesota. David was an avid golfer, who in retirement said the golf course was his “office,” and he enjoyed bowling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Harold, Lloyd and Jerry; and nephew Jason.

David is survived by his wife, Ardy Osmundson, Austin; daughters and sons-in-law, Robin Osmundson, Austin, Dana and Brian Hegge, Austin, Kristi and Eric Keath, Faribault, Minn.; grandchildren, Hailey Osmundson, Courtney, Mitchel and Carlie Hegge, Erika and Cullen Keath; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donis and Bernard Hukee, Louisville, Ky., Diane and Robert Smith, Adams, Minn.; sisters-in-law, Cleo Ann Osmundson, Adams, Donna Osmundson, Adams; aunt, Lois Osmundson, Adams; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22 at First Congregational Church with the Rev. Shari Mason officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery with Adams Post No. 146 American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and at the church on Saturday for one hour before the service.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 20, 2013

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Irene Frances Bates

1920-2013

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Irene Frances Bates, 93, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

Irene was born May 5, 1920. She was a member and volunteer at St. Edward's Catholic Church.

Survivors include four children, Patricia (James) Hansen, Bruce (Dianne) Bates, Gary (Renae) Bates, David Bates; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Helen; nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; and two granddaughters.

Special thanks to her niece, Marjorie Reutzel for all her kindness toward Irene. Thanks also to St. Mark's Lutheran Home and the hospice ladies.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at St. Edward's Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 21, 2013


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Funeral notice: Irene Frances Bates, 93, Austin

Irene Frances Bates, 93, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

Service: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at St. Edward's Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating.

Visitation: Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.

Interment: Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 24, 2013

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Ronald Franklin Thompson

1930-2013

U.S. veteran Ronald Franklin Thompson, 83, of Fort Myers, Florida, died on June 9, 2013, at Hope Hospice.

Ron was born on February 3, 1930, in Austin, Minnesota, one of 12 children of Melvin Edward and Alice (Albright) Thompson.

Ron met his wife, Lorene, during his high school years in Austin, Minnesota. They were married May 5, 1951, just after he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served from 1951 to 1954, and was a Korean War veteran. He worked in the insurance industry while living in Austin. Upon moving to Rochester, Minnesota, he was district manager for H&R Block for 25 years. Ron retired at age 56 due to heath problems.

After retirement, Ron and his wife moved to Fort Myers. He was a member of Whiskey Creek Country Club where he enjoyed golf and bridge with his many friends. He loved following sports of any kind. Ron was a member of the Elks Club for many years and belonged to Peace Lutheran Church in Fort Myers from its inception.

Ron is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorene; four children, Craig (Jennifer) Thompson of Austin, Carol Weber of Fort Myers, Mark Thompson of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Scott (Crystal) Thompson of Carefree, Ariz; grandchildren Christie Winter, Tyler Weber, Laurie Thompson Jones, Aaron Dill and Zachary, Jonathon, Ryan, Taylor, Merit and Killian Thompson; three great-grandchildren; four siblings, Daniel (Carol) Thompson of Fairfax, Minnesota, Wanda (Bud) Overby of Austin, Nancy (Vern) Tripp and Judith Moon of Layton, Utah.

He was predeceased by his son, James, in 1992; his parents, Melvin and Alice; and seven siblings, Tommy, Benny, Lowell, Dick, David, Theo and Sandy.

A memorial service will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minn., Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. Friends are invited to call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin with military rites later in the day. Friends may sign the guestbook at www.horizonfunerals.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 21, 2013

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Lester C. Burdine

1921-2013

Lester C. Burdine, 91, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away at Sacred Heart Care Center on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

Lester was born on December 14, 1921, in Lidderdale, Iowa, to William Bluford and Augusta (Heyn) Burdine. He graduated from Glidden High School (Carroll County) in Iowa in 1939. He was married to Anita Anne Riedesel on August 16, 1942, in Prairie de Sac, Wis. Lester served two years in the Navy during World War II in San Diego, Calif., and worked as a medical lab technician. He moved to Churdan, Iowa, with his wife after being discharged from the Navy, where he owned a Phillips Gasoline bulk plant business. The family moved to Austin in 1951. He was employed by the George A. Hormel meat packing plant where he worked for 31 1/2 years before retiring.

Les and Anita spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church.

Les was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Scott, Wilbur (Jim) and Edward; sisters Ruby and Lillian; and daughter-in-law Delores (Miller) Burdine.

Lester is survived by his wife Anita Burdine, Austin; son and daughter-in-law Lloyd and Sandy Burdine, Rosemount, Minnesota; daughters and sons-in-law Marlys and Wayne Rossow, Austin, Ronnelle and Dave Jaeger, Red Wing, Minnesota; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilee A. Benson officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday for one hour before the service. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 21, 2013

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Maxine Marie (Arens) Christensen

1921-2013

Maxine Marie (Arens) Christensen, 92, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Austin Mayo Health Systems Hospital.

Maxine was born January 4, 1921, in Austin, to Edward and Gertrude (Skjeveland) Arens. Maxine was baptized and confirmed at St. Augustine Church in Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1938. During World War II she worked at the Hormel offices and married Paul M. Christensen on December 9, 1942, at Queen of Angels Church. Maxine was a Gold Star Mother, lifetime member of the American Legion and Women's Auxiliary, a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. We miss and love her always.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; son 1st Lieutenant Jan Paul Christensen (Vietnam); husband Paul; brothers Daniel and Eugene Arens; and sister Virginia (Arens) Meyers. She is survived by her children Jay and Carmilla (Cain) Christensen, Rick (Carla Cook) Christensen, Ron and Leonor Christensen, Jeff (Ashley Haye) Christensen, Cathy and Mike Jensen; daughter-in-law Sally (Christensen) and Duane Anderson; 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Maxine Christensen will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013, at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin, celebrated by Father James Steffes. There will be visitation one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.mayerfh.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 21, 2013

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Gerladine Mary (Fairchild) Misgen

1916-2013

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Pending notice: Geraldine M. Misgen, 97, Austin

Geraldine M. Misgen, 97, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at The Cedars of Austin.

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.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 21, 2013


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Obituary

Geraldine M. Misgen, age 97, of Austin, Minnesota, died Thursday June 20, 2013 at The Cedars of Austin.

Geraldine Mary Fairchild was born May 30, 1916 in Mohall, North Dakota, to Earl and Nettie (Knode) Fairchild. A 1935 graduate of Chester High School, Chester, Iowa, Geraldine moved to Austin and worked at Woolworth's as a cashier and at Neveln Elementary School. On December 8, 1935 she married Cecil C. Misgen in Iowa. Cecil passed away on January 23, 1990.

A member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Mrs. Misgen was active in the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed several years of fishing and hunting in Max, Minnesota. She also loved square dancing, archery, camping, and playing cards. Geraldine was a wonderful cook. She was God mother to several nieces and nephews. In 2008, Geraldine moved to The Cedars.

Survivors include her sister, Beverly Fairchild of Galt, California; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Nettie Fairchild, her husband Cecil Misgen, two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Pastor William Odermann officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website, June 22, 2013

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Patricia Ann (Haldorson) Monson

1933-2013

Pat Haldorson-Monson

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Pat Haldorson-Monson, 80, of Park Rapids, Minnesota, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away at a hospital in Fargo, North Dakota, from heart surgery complications on June 20, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dean, son Bruce and daughter Monica. Her surviving family includes her daughter Cindy, Park Rapids; sister, Gail, Winter Springs, Florida; brother, Paul, Menahga, Minn.; and brother, Lynn, Burnsville, Minnesota.

Pat was the daughter of Otto and Beryl Haldorson from Austin. She will be laid to rest in Park Rapids.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 22, 2013


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PATRICIA ANN MONSON

JANUARY 17, 1933 TO TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1933

Patricia Ann Monson, 80, of Park Rapids passed away peacefully Thursday June 20, 2013 at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota.

She was born January 17, 1933 to Otto & Beryl Haldorson, in Austin, Minnesota.

She attended school there and entered into marriage on November 25, 1950 to Dean Allen Monson. She became a loving mother to three children.

In 1962, Pat and her husband purchased Storyland Resort on Long Lake. She was employed at numerous local businesses beginning with Ringers Park Rapids and ending with her retirement from Chef Reddy Foods Park Rapids.

She was an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Red Hatters, and Minnesota Darkhouse Association.

Pat was an active sportswoman who enjoyed grouse and deer hunting, fishing and especially dark house spearing. She has a 10-point buck and a 20-pound northern to show for her efforts. She was the inspiration for the Community Fishhouse which bears a plaque in her honor.

She is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Jerry) Zeney of Park Rapids; sister, Gale (Harold) Gill of Winter Springs Fla.; brothers, Lynn (Kathy) Haldorson of Burnsville and Paul (Myra) Haldorson of Menahga; grandchildren, Sheila (Marlin) Heide & Jeff (Crystal) Zeney of Park Rapids, Shannon Lee of Alaska, David Kerr of Detroit Lakes, and Angela Monson of Minneapolis; also several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean; son, Bruce; and daughter, Monica.

Memorial Mass: 11 a.m. Friday, June 28 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Park Rapids. Father Thomas Friedl will be the celebrant.

Visitation: one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

A luncheon will be held in the church Parish Center following the services.

Friends may leave online condolences at ceasefuneralhome.com.

Source: http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com 6/25/2013

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Irene LaVilla (Mahoney) Bye

1923-2013

Irene LaVilla Bye, 90, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at MethWick Community Care Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Irene was born January. 8, 1923, in LeRoy, Minnesota, to Dennis and Hazel (Wright) Mahoney. She graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1941, and on July 5, 1941, married Wayne Bye in Grand Meadow. Irene and Wayne moved from LeRoy to Austin in 1951. A member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin, Irene enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing up north, bird watching, playing cards, roller-skating, basketball, cooking and baking.

She is survived by two sons, Dennis (Gretchen) Bye of Vero Beach, Florida; Steve (Sue) Bye of Minneapolis; one granddaughter, Susan (David) Pohlman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; three great grandchildren, Julia, Ryan and Justin; a brother, Ronald (Kay) Mahoney of San Diego, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Naida Samuel of Austin; a special niece, Joy Bernatz of rural Dexter, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne; granddaughter, Bridget Pickavance; granddaughter, Barbara.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery in Austin. The family prefers memorials to donor's choice or the M S Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 22, 2013

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Jamey Jon Andersen

1972-2013

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Funeral notice: Jamey Andersen, 41, Austin

Jamey Andersen, 41, of Austin, Minnesota, died at Mayo Health System in Austin Monday, June 24, 2013.

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

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 25, 2013


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Jamey Jon Andersen, age 41 of Austin, died at Mayo Health Systems in Austin Monday, June 24, 2013.

He was born January 17, 1972 to Vicky Andersen in Austin, Minnesota where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1990. After his marriage to Lisa Marlene Miller on May 25, 1991 in Austin, they made their home in Bixby, Oklahoma for a short time before returning to Austin. Jamey was employed by Hormel Foods, Corp. from 1995 until 2002 and helped his wife, Lisa, with Emotions Floral on Main Street in Austin from 1995 until 2002 also. Later he worked at Precision Signs and most recently, at Nelson Sound.

A member of Grace Lutheran Church, Jamey enjoyed watching hockey and football, driving muscle cars, especially his Pontiac GTO, and participating in the demo derby. He was a loving father, son, husband, brother, uncle, grandson and friend. We were blessed to have him in our lives, and the world was a better place with him.

Survivors include his sons, Alex Andersen and Adam Andersen; his mother, Vicky (Micheal) Arndt; sister, Andrea (Michael) Farr, all of Austin; grandmother, Donna Andersen of Austin; nephews, Riley Nelson and Liam Farr; aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa, on July 10, 2002 and his grandfather, Merle Andersen and aunt Julie Andersen McGuire.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Grace Lutheran Church with The Reverend Jeff Forbes officiating. Visitation is from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment is at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website, June 26, 2013

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Blanche May Nichols

1921-2013

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Pending notice: Blanche Nichols, 91, Austin

Blanche Nichols, 91, of Austin, Minnesota, formerly of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died at Oak Park Place Assisted Living in Albert Lea, Minnesota, Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

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

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 26, 2013


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Blanche May (Monson) Nichols, 91, of Austin, Minnesota, formerly of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died at Oak Park Place Assisted Living in Albert Lea, Minnesota, Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Blanche was born October 27, 1921, to Thoris and Thelma (Smith) Monson at home in Gordonsville, Minnesota. She graduated from Onamia High School and went to work in the office at Josten's in Owatonna, Minnesota. She married Byron Nichols in Iowa on June 15, 1940. They made their home in Blooming Prairie, where they raised six daughters. Byron passed away on May 16, 1986. Blanche moved to Austin, where she lived at Burr Oak Apartments until moving to Oak Place Assisted Living in Albert Lea. While living in Austin, Blanche attended Grace Baptist Church and remained a member of First Baptist Church in Blooming Prairie.

Survivors include her daughters, Joyce (Jay) Fawver of Austin, Jan Hansen of Austin, Janelle (Kenneth) Thorson of Glenville, Judy (Bruce) Love of Springfield, Colorado, Jolene (Kevin) Enerson of Bemidji, Jeanine (Curtis) Kolterman of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 21 grandchildren, including two honorary grandchildren; more than 53 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Karene (Lemoyne) Jones of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Margaret (J.P.) Hutson of Big Sandy, Texas; two brothers, Gary (Thelma) Monson of California and Phillip (Sherry) Swensrud of Albert Lea.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Byron; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; a son-in-law; and four brothers.

Funeral services were prearranged and will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Blooming Prairie with Dr. Bruce Love officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin. Interment is at Greenwood Cemetery in Glenville, Minn. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 28, 2013

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Peter Haffner

1850-1922

PETER HAFFNER

In the death of Peter Haffner who died at his home two miles southwest of Rose Creek, Thursday morning, Mower county loses one of its most substantial, well-to-do, progressive and good citizens. He was a man of rugged honesty and sincere in every understaking. His death will be mourned by everyone who knew him, for his passing on is a real loss to the community in which he lived. He was a man of excellent judgement and for many yearws he served on the school board of his district.

Peter Haffner was born in Germany on March 29, 1850. He came to America in 1870. He worked in Wisconsin two years and them came to Stacyville, Iowa, where he was married to Mary Decker on November 21, 1876. They lived near Stacyville for two years and then located on a farm where he died. His wife died on May 30, 1912. To them were born eleven children, five of whom are living: Albert and Mrs. Edd Schammel of Rose Creek, Jacob of Austin, and Mary and Peter at home.

He suffered an attack of heart trouble a years ago last November from which he never fully recovered. On February 9, he suffered a second stroke which left him unconscious until death came.

The funeral services were held at St. Peter's Catholic Church at Rose Creek this morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Gmeinder officiating.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Sat., 2-11-1922,
page 2, col. 1.
Credit: Mark Ashley

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Mary (Decker) Haffner

1856-1912

Obituary, Mary (Decker) Haffner,

Mrs. Peter Haffner, who for the past 36 years has resided in Mower county, Minnesota, died at her home near Rose Creek on Thursday evening, after being in failing health for the past two years - though confined to her bed but a short time.

Mary Decker was born near Mendota, Illinois, in 1856. When a child she removed with her parents to Iowa, settling near Stacyville, where she grew to womanhood and lived until her marriage to Peter Haffner in 1876. She came to Mower county with her husband and this has been her home ever since. She suffered from bronchitis, and tuberculosis of the bronchial tubes caused her death.

She leaves beside her husband, three sons and three daughters, to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother.

Mrs. Haffner was a member of the Presbyteran church and a woman devoted to home and its interests. She was a kind neighbor, helpful in sickness and trouble, and those who knew her valued her most.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock near Satacyville where the interment will occur.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, Sat., 6-01-1912,
page 2, col. 4
Credit: Mark Ashley

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Ruth Doris (Hegna) Crace

1917-2013

Ruth Doris Crace, 95, Northfield

Ruth Doris Crace, 95, passed away on June 26, 2013, at Three Links Reflections in Northfield, Minnesota.

Ruth was born on September 7, 1917, the daughter of Ole Markus and Mary (Linbo) Hegna in rural Dodge County. She attended schools in rural Dodge County, Hayfield School and graduated from Austin High School. Ruth was united in marriage to James Robert Crace on January 1, 1938, in St. Ansgar, Iowa. She worked for Kahler Corporation for 28 years in the clothing center. Ruth retired in 1981.

Ruth was a member of Evanger Lutheran Church and Evanger Church Circle. She enjoyed playing cards, Country Western and Old Time music, shopping, casinos, dancing and enjoyed cooking for company.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Donna Bakken, Racine, Minnesota; Beverly (Donald) Olson, Faribault, Minnesota; daughter-in-law, Kathy Crace, Golden Valley, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Andrew (friend, Michele) Olson, Darci (Mike) Hill, Shawn (Dixie) Bakken, Shannin (John) Renn, Jennifer Crace; 10 great-grandchildren, Danika and Davis Hill; Mystic Olson; Austyn and Nakya Renn; Cody, Jackson, Brookelyn Bakken; Keegan and Ryan Crace; one sister, Fern Erath, Austin, Minn., and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Bonnie; and one son, Robert.

Czaplewski Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The funeral service for will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Evanger Lutheran Church, 33554 660th Ave., Sargeant, Minn., with the R ev. Dwight Dobell officiating. Interment will be in Evanger Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 27, 2013

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Lorraine Carine (Brua) Ellingson

1920-2013

Lorraine Carine Ellingson, 93, passed away on June 26, 2013, at Sunrise Reminiscence Care in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Lorraine resided on her farm in Waltham for 50 years, then moved to her home in Austin, Minnesota.

Lorraine was born on January 18, 1920, daughter of Ole and Bertha (Sorenson) Brua of Emmons, Minnesota. She married Orville Ellingson on April 5, 1942, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hayfield, Minnesota. Lorraine and Orville lived and worked on the farm outside Waltham until his death in 1973. She continued to manage the farm and worked as a teacher’s aide in the Hayfield School District until she moved to Austin in 1994. While living in Austin she was active in her church, in various clubs, and in activities with friends and travel.

Lorraine is survived by her children, Orlyn (Megs) Ellingson, Lakeville, Minnesota, Betty (Don) Schmidt, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, David (Kathy) Ellingson, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Dennis (Kim) Ellingson, Hanoi, Vietnam, and Lorrie Mirams, Park City, Utah; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Bertha Suby, Worthington, Minnesota; and four brothers, Leroy Brua, Moorhead, Minnesota; Robert Brua, in McVille, North Dakota, Duane Brua in Eugene, Oregon, and Glen Brua, McIntosh, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Trumaine.

The funeral service for Lorraine Ellingson will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 104 First St. SE, Hayfield, Minn., with the Rev. Paul Hauschild officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Czaplewski Funeral Home, 501 Second St. NW, Hayfield and one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer Foundation of America, 7900 W. 78th Street No. 100, Minneapolis, Minn., or www.alzfdn.org.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, June 28, 2013

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Marjorie Frances (Barclay) Luther

1927-2013

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Pending notice: Marjorie Luther, 85, Rochester

Marjorie Luther, 85, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minn.

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.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website, July 1, 2013


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Obituary

Marjorie F. Luther, age 85, died Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester. Marjorie Frances Barclay was born October 24, 1927 in Minneapolis to Loretta Barclay and Lynn Shortridge. She attended school in Minneapolis and later moved to Austin. It was at the Terp Ballroom that she met Raymond C. Luther. They married in 1957 in Austin and raised a child, Julie.

They later moved to Scottsdale, Arizona and then to Colorado Springs and then Denver, Colorado to be with Julie. Raymond died in 2001 in Denver. Marjorie and Julie moved back to Austin in August of 2012.

Marjorie was a loving and caring person. She liked to build dollhouses, and enjoyed doing puzzles, reading books, knitting and making ceramics. She was a homemaker and worked for a time as a seamstress.

She is survived by her daughter, Julie Kroeger, Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents Lynn and Loretta, her husband, Raymond, three children, Darrell, Donald, and Janice Bottelson.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 pm Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Reverend Kristi Koppel officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin. Friends may call one half hour before the service on Wednesday.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website, 7/1/2013


Marjorie F. Luther, 85

Marjorie F. Luther, 85, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota.

Marjorie Frances Barclay was born October 24, 1927, in Minneapolis to Loretta Barclay and Lynn Shortridge. She attended school in Minneapolis and later moved to Austin. It was at the Terp Ballroom that she met Raymond C. Luther. They married in 1957 in Austin and raised a child, Julie. They later moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, and then to Colorado Springs and then Denver, Colo., to be with Julie. Raymond died in 2001 in Denver. Marjorie and Julie moved back to Austin in August 2012.

Marjorie was a loving and caring person. She liked to build dollhouses and enjoyed doing puzzles, reading books, knitting and making ceramics. She was a homemaker and worked for a time as a seamstress.

She is survived by her daughter, Julie Kroeger, Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynn and Loretta; her husband, Raymond; three children, Darrell, Donald and Janice Bottelson.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with the Rev. Kristi Koppel officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin. Friends may call one half hour before the service on Wednesday. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, July 2, 2013

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Kenneth Wayne Andersen

1931-2013

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Kenneth W. Andersen, 81, of Lyle, Minnesota, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System of Austin, Minnesota.

Kenneth Wayne Andersen was born October 21, 1931, in Austin to Theodore Peter and Ethel Edna (McCorkill) Andersen. He married Sadie Oldenkamp on July 15, 1978, in Oakland, Minn. Together they lived on the farm near Lyle where Kenneth had lived since 1946. Kenneth enjoyed spending time on the farm where he enjoyed hunting in earlier years. Kenneth will be missed by his family and friends and his puppy, Charley.

Survivors include his wife Sadie Andersen, Lyle; two sisters-in-law, Trish Andersen, Rose Creek and Donna Andersen, Austin; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Ethel Andersen, and five brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Smith officiating. Visitation will be held at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, July 1, 2013


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Kenneth W. Andersen, age 81, of Lyle, died Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Mayo Clinic Health System of Austin. Kenneth Wayne Andersen was born October 21, 1931 in Austin, Minnesota to Theodore Peter and Ethel Edna (McCorkill) Andersen. He married Sadie Oldenkamp on July 15, 1978 in Oakland, Minnesota. Together they lived on the farm near Lyle where Kenneth had lived since 1946. Kenneth enjoyed spending time on the farm where he enjoyed hunting in earlier years. Kenneth will be missed by his family and friends and his puppy, Charley.

Survivors include his wife Sadie Andersen, Lyle; two sisters-in-law, Trish Andersen, Rose Creek, Donna Andersen, Austin, nieces, nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Ethel Andersen, five brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Smith officiating. Visitation will be held at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. If sending a card, please include your return address.

Source: Worlein Funeral Home website, 7/1/2013


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Kenneth Andersen, 81, Lyle

Kenneth W. Andersen, 81, of Lyle, died on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System of Austin. Kenneth Wayne Andersen was born Oct. 21, 1931, in Austin to Theodore Peter and Ethel Edna (McCorkill) Andersen. He married Sadie Oldenkamp on July 15, 1978, in Oakland. Together they lived on the farm near Lyle where Kenneth had lived since 1946. Kenneth enjoyed spending time on the farm where he enjoyed hunting in earlier years. Kenneth will be missed by his family and friends and his puppy, Charley.

Survivors include his wife, Sadie Andersen of Lyle; two sisters-in-law, Trish Andersen of Rose Creek and Donna Andersen of Austin; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Ethel Andersen; and five brothers.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Visitation will be at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.

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

Source: Austin Daily Herald, July 2, 2013

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Page Smith

1916-2013

Page Smith, 97, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at Season's Hospice in Rochester, Minnesota.

Page was born on March 19, 1916, to James Oliver and Lottie Mae Martin in Green City, Missouri, the ninth child of 11 children. She graduated from high school in Green City and then married Carl Harold Smith. They moved to Riceville, Iowa, and then to LeRoy, Minnesota, where he managed the LeRoy Grain Elevator and she managed their home. They were married 65 years and had three daughters, eight grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

After retirement, they spent winters in Sebring, Florida, and their summers in LeRoy. Page was a year-round golfer and was pleased to achieve a hole-in-one on two different occasions during her golfing days. She enjoyed playing bridge and for many years belonged to clubs both places she lived. She was also a gardener of vegetables and flowers and was a long time member of the LeRoy Garden Club participating with many items in their annual garden shows.

In 2007, Page moved to Madonna Towers Independent Living Center in Rochester. Her family meant a lot to her, and she devoted her life to them. She was loved and admired by her family, was kind, and had a good sense of humor.

She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Patty (Dennis) Harvey of Lanesboro, Minn., and Mrs. Karen (Cedric) Schutz of Rochester.

Preceding her in death was her husband Carl in 1996, a daughter Peggy Ann Leuck and son-in-law Michael Reno Leuck in 2010.

Memorial services for Page Smith will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church in LeRoy. Burial will be held at LeRoy Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorials, if desired, can be made to Season’s Hospice and the Volunteer Firemen or Ambulances Services of LeRoy. Condolences may be left online at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com.

Source: Austin Daily Herald, July 2, 2013

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