Mrs. Ellen Worland
Died Sunday at Her Home in This City
Funeral Services Were Held at Catholic Church Tuesday; Interment in Worland Plot.
Mrs. Louisa Ellen Worland, a resident of Wellsville for 70 years, passed away Sunday at her home here after several weeks of failing health.
Grandma Worland celebrated her 90th birthday with a family dinner at her home September 4, 1939.
She had been a resident of Montgomery county for 83 years.
Louisa Ellen Strain, daughter of Harvey and Lydia Strain, was born near Indianapolis, Ind. September 4, 1849.
She came to Missouri with her parents when seven years of age; they made their home in the southern part of Montgomery county, where she grew to young womanhood.
She was the last member of a family of eight children.
She was married to James H. Worland on October 13, 1869, and they became the parents of five daughters.
Mr. Worland died March 12, 1895, and she was also preceded in death by two daughters, Mrs. Annie Lansing and Mrs. Rose Metcalf.
She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Sarah Bonnel of Martinsburg, Mrs. Mary Seal of Laddonia, and Miss Margaret Worland of the home; 10 grand-children and 10 great-grand-children.
Funeral services were held at the Wellsville Catholic church Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. J. A. Murray, and burial was made in the Worland cemetery near Montgomery City.
ZEILINGER, JOHNNIE OF BALDWIN DIED WED. NOV. 28, 2001
Johnnie Dale Zeilinger, age 78 of Baldwin died Wednesday evening, November 28, 2001 at the Baldwin Care Center where he had been a patient for a short time. Johnnie was born on December 2, 1922 in Spring Valley, Wisconsin; the son of John and Minnie (Krause) Zeilinger. He attended elementary school and graduated from high school in Spring Valley. Following high school, he hauled milk and worked nights with Soil Conservation for the farmers. On June 10, 1948, he was united in marriage to Delores Geurkink at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spring Valley. The couple lived a short time in Spring Valley prior to making Baldwin their home. Johnnie had his own trucking business hauling milk and fuel. The Zeilinger’s would purchase and operate the Rapid Service Oil Company in Roberts. Many came to know Johnnie through his routes. In 1985, Johnnie retired from the oil delivery business. Johnnie enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He enjoyed gardening, whether maintaining his yardwork or their vegetable garden. He also enjoyed relaxing at their Balsam Lake Resort earlier in life. Johnnie is survived by his Loving wife of 53 years Delores, children Kay (Rich) Callister of Luck, WI., Gloria (Dave) Neiber of New London, MN., Bonnie (Gary) Strehlo of Rochester, MN., Tim (Patti) Zeilinger of Hudson, grandchildren; Chris, Becky, Phil, Todd, Lisa, Megan, Jenifer, Josh, Jake, Jenna, great grandchildren; Caitlin, Aubree, Philip, Evan, brother Ray (Eileen) Zeilinger of St. Paul, MN., sister Frances Monicken of Baldwin, Virginia Kjelstad of Chippewa Falls, WI., sister-in-law Donna Geurkink of Woodville. He is preceded in death by his parents, in-laws (Morris and Hulda Geurkink), brothers-in-law Benny Kjelstad, Roland Monicken, and Stan Geurkink. Funeral Mass Celebration of Life was held at 10:00AM Saturday, December 1, 2001 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hammond. Father Alois Gabrus officiated. Organist Mary Cody accompanied the church choir. Burial was in the church cemetery. Active casketbearers were David Zeilinger, Bruce Zeilinger, Dean Monicken, Doug Monicken, Mark Kjelstad, Don Kjelstad. Visitation was held on Friday from 4 until 8PM at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin. Memorials are preferred.
GRINNELL, ROSELLA OF HAMMOND DIED NOV. 28, 2001
Rosella M. Grinnell, age 86 and long-time resident of Hammond died at the Baldwin Area Medical Center on November 28, 2001. She was born on August 8, 1915 in Hammond, WI, the daughter of Peter and Amelia (Henrikson) Paulson. She attended grade school and graduated from Hammond high school. She went on to attend River Falls Normal Teaching College (now the University of Wisconsin-River Falls). Here, she received her teaching degree. Following, she taught in Bruce, WI and Marshfield, WI. In 1943, she moved to Hammond, WI. She worked for a brief time for St. Croix County as a social worker. She was united in marriage on January 6, 1944 in Baldwin, WI to Ronald W. Grinnell. They successfully owned and operated the Hammond lumberyard and Hardware Store for over 47 years. They closed the operation and retired in 1986. Throughout the years, Rosella continued substitute teaching and worked as an aid for the St. Croix Central School District. She enjoyed reading, music and was very creative with arts and crafts. She was civicly active and a very spiritual lady volunteering many hours in Christian Education at their church. She was always giving of herself to others by welcoming people into her home. She especially cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren. Rosella is survived by her daughter Rosalind (Roger) Klanderman and their children Ryan and Renee of Thorp, WI, and son Ronald (Brith) Grinnell and their children Kris and Sarah of Shelton, WA. She is preceded in death by her husband Ronald, her parents, and her sister Delia. Funeral services will be Saturday December 1, 2001 at 1:00 PM at Hammond First Congregational United Church of Christ with Pastor Jed Watson officiating and music provided by John and Mike Murtha. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:00 PM before services at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in the Hammond Cemetery with active casketbearers being Vince Tubman, Robert Lindholm, John Newton, Richard Klanderman, Rich Grinnell, and Jeff Hielkema. Honorary casketbearers being Ralph Ginsbach, Louie Barber, Rex Grinnell. Memorials are preferred. Arrangements are coordinated by the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin, WI 715-684-3434.
HALVERSON, JAMES R. age 44, of Hammond died Nov. 26, 2001
James R. Halverson, age 44, of Hammond, WI and formerly of Glenwood City died on Nov. 26, 2001 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born a twin with his brother Jerry, on July 15, 1957 in Baldwin, WI. The family lived and farmed in Emerald, WI and James attended grade school and graduated from Glenwood City high school in 1976. He went on to attend Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire for welding trade. He was a truck driver by trade driving for 26 years for various companies. At the time of his death, he was employed by Mid State Express in Hammond. Besides spending time with his daughters Sarah and Jessica, he enjoyed his Harley Davison motorcycle, football and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. James Halverson is survived by his daughters Sarah Rose and Jessica Marie, mother Rose Halverson of Baldwin, fiancee Tammy Hibben, brothers Michael (Marilyn), John (Arlene), Ken (Alice), Keith, twin brother Jerry and Dan; sisters Kay (Fred) Magadance, Sue (Bill) Pappenfus, Pat (Dave Kovacs) Halverson, Martina and Terri Jo, 17 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Emmet Halverson and sister Karen Halverson. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Friday Nov. 30, 2001 at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hammond with Father Alois Gabrus, organist Mary Cody and St. Mary’s Parish Choir. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery with active casketbearers being James’s nephews Justin, Jason, Erik, Brent, Timothy Halverson and Preston Pappenfus. Visitation will be Thursday 4 to 8 PM at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin and one hour prior to the mass at the church on Friday. Memorials are preferred. Funeral services were entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Homes.
DIETZ, ROY age 84 of Stillwater died on Nov. 27, 2001
Roy A. Dietz, age 84 of Stillwater and formerly of Bayport and Hudson died on November 27, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Stillwater. He was born on April 12, 1917 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of Albert and Lula (Merick) Dietz. He received his education in St. Paul. He was united in marriage to Margaret Fredrickson on June 6th, 1936 in Stillwater, MN. He was employed by the Anderson Window Manufacturing in Bayport for 33 years as a supervisor in the model and painting departments. He retired in 1979. After retirement, they moved to Grantsburg, WI where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and gardening. Roy Dietz is survived by his daughters Margaret (Richard) Tschida of Frederic, WI, Mary Jo (William) Ward of Big Fork, MT, Deborah (Garrett) Conover of Hudson, WI. 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great, great, grandchild. Funeral service will be 1:00 PM, Saturday December 1, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hudson with Father John Rasmus officiating, organist Lois Steiner-Wolfe and congregational singing. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Bayport, MN. Memorials are preferred. O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson coordinated services, 715-386 3725.
EGGEN, DENNIS age 49 of Hudson died suddenly November 24, 2001.
Dennis John Eggen, age 49 of Hudson and formerly of Baldwin, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack November 24, 2001 at Myrtle Werth Hospital in Menomonie after being brought to their emergency room by ambulance. Dennis and his three sons were hunting on their land in Spring Valley at the time of his death. Dennis was born on September 19, 1952, in Baldwin, Wisconsin; the son of Kenneth “Keck” and Jeanne (Huber) Eggen. He received his education from Baldwin graduating from Baldwin High School in 1970. On November 6, 1976, he was united in marriage to Joanne Schultz at Bethel Lutheran Church in Hudson. This union would be blessed with four children all of whom held a special place in his heart; Andrea, Eric, Troy, Jeffrey. Dennis began his career with the Farmer’s Coop in Baldwin where he received his on the job experience. He would work his way to assistant manager of the Coop prior to he and Joanne beginning their own business. They began their endeavor by purchasing the Woodville Country Elevator. They would expand their operation by purchasing the Blackhawk Nutrient and eventually the Baldwin Feed and Seed. Those who knew Dennis appreciated his dedication and determination to his work. His work ethics and reputation created many business relationships and countless friendships. Dennis loved the outdoors, whether spending time with his family at their cabin in Hayward or hunting their land in Spring Valley. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He thoroughly enjoyed entertaining family and friends. He was an excellent cook and grill master and never let anyone go away hungry. His greatest pleasure in life was spending time with his family. He never missed his children’s school programs or sporting events even if it meant driving across the state to watch them. Dennis was so very proud of his children’s accomplishments. This November was very special to Dennis. He and Joanne celebrated 25 wonderful years of married life together and was surrounded by his family and friends this Thanksgiving as well as hunting with his sons in Spring Valley. Dennis is survived by loving wife Joanne, children Andrea (special friend Courtny Best), Eric, Troy, Jeffrey all of Hudson, father Kenneth “Keck” Eggen of Woodville, brothers Doug (Marilyn) Eggen of Pensicola, FLA., David Eggen of Woodville, WI., Dean Eggen of Mpls., Duane (Georgia) Eggen of River Falls, WI., in-laws Albert (Bergette) Schultz of So. St. Paul, sister-in-law Nancy Moyer of Hudson, brother-in-law Roger (Beth) Schultz of Woodbury, many special nieces, nephews, and countless friends. Dennis is preceded in death by his mother Jeanne Eggen. Funeral Service for Dennis Eggen will be 1:00PM Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hudson (Corner of Sixth St. / St. Croix St.). Pastor Daniel Bruch will officiate. Organist Jan Fredrick accompanied the singing of Stephen Dahle and Ingrid Dixon. Burial will be in the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson. Active casketbearers are his sons (Eric, Troy, Jeffrey), Courtny Best, Roger Schultz, Mick Anselmo, Warren Benson, and Dennis Mathison. The Eggen’s family and friends who have been so supportive and helpful with Dennis death and are too numerous to count serve as honorary casketbearers. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 until 8PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hudson. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Homes of Hudson and Baldwin.
SPROULL, GERALD age 50 of New Richmond died suddenly November 22, 2001.
Gerald Carter “Jerry” Sproull, age 50 of New Richmond, died suddenly Thursday, November 22, 2001 near 3 Sisters Mountains in the state of Wyoming while working for Wiseway Motor Freight. Jerry was born on November 15, 1951 in Morris, Illinois and was always greatly loved by his parents Robert and Emma Lee Sproull. He received his education in Mazon, Illinois. In 1968, he enlisted in the armed forces where he served four years in the Marine Corps, during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge, he would return to Illinois. He was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Kauchak on September 27, 1980, in Rockford, Illinois. Jerry was currently employed for Wiseway Motor Freight in Hudson driving semi around the country. Prior to this, he worked many years for the Frito Lay Company in Beloit, Wisconsin. Jerry was fascinated by Native American Culture and Artifact. He enjoyed wolves’ literature and dogs. His dogs Princess Wickett and Mickey Gizmo were very important to him. He thoroughly enjoyed the over the road driving his work required of him and was often accompanied by his wife Pat and daughters. Jerry is survived by Loving wife Pat of New Richmond, daughters Denise (Eli) Peters of Loves Park, ILL, Brandi (Efrain) Carrillo of Rockford, Ill., grandchildren Austin, Kayla, baby Peters, and baby Carrillo, mother Emma Lee Sproull of Mazon, Illinois, and many friends. Jerry joins his son Jamy Schumm-Sproull, brothers Billy and John, and Father Robert Sproull in God’s hands. Celebration of Life and Reflection of Jerry Sproull will be Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 7PM at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. To pay tribute to his service to our Armed Forces, the American Flag will be presented by the Hudson VFW and American Legion. Honorary casketbearers will be Dennis R. Erickson, Eli Peters, Jerome Kauchak, Mitch Dahl, Chris Zanoni, and Mark Wimmer. Interment will be private. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 until 7PM at O’Connell’s prior to service. Funeral service was entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.
LEWIS, RUTH OTTILIA, AGE 94 OF HUDSON DIED NOV.23, 2001
Ruth Ottilia Lewis age 94 of Hudson died Monday morning, November 23, 2001 at the Hudson Medical Center. Ruth was born on February 12, 1907; the daughter of Herman and Ottilia (Herrmann) Birkholz. She attended elementary school in Tigerton, Wisconsin and graduated from Hortonville High School. Following this, she received further education as a secretary. She worked for a short time performing secretarial duties in Appleton, Wisconsin. On July 1, 1932, she was united in marriage to Maurice Irving Lewis at the Methodist Church in Appleton, Wisconsin. This union would be blessed with three children; Donald, Paul, and Alice. Ruth took great pride in being a homemaker and watching her children grow up. Initially they lived in Appleton, Wisconsin for nearly thirty years. Following this, they lived in Racine, Wisconsin and Woodruff, Wisconsin where they made their home after Maurice's retirement. Maurice preceded her in death in 1979. Ruth moved to Houghton, Michigan for a short time prior to moving to Hudson in the late 1980’s where she became a resident of Wintergreen Apartments. Ruth thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors and it’s beauty. She especially liked growing wildflowers and vegetables. She appreciated the presence of birds at her home whether in the flowerbeds or at feeders as she never let them go hungry. Wherever she lived, she was an active member of the Methodist Church and it’s Women’s Society. Ruth is survived by her sons Donald (Mary Lou) Lewis of Hudson, Paul Howard (Karen) Lewis of Houghton, Michigan, daughter Alice (Kenneth) Hoeth of Fairfax, Virginia, seven grandchildren Martha Lewis, Julie (Scott) Snedecor, James Lewis, Elizabeth (Michael) Dudinyak, Katherine Hoeth, Jeffrey (Alyssa) Hoeth, Anne (Eric) Wizauer, five great-grandchildren Zachery Hoeth, David Snedecor, Gabriella Hoeth, Mark Snedecor, and Kyle Hoeth. She is preceded in death by her husband, one sister Edith Sayles, five brothers August, William, Rudolph, Frank, and Al Birkholz. Funeral service for Ruth Lewis will be 11:00AM Monday, November 26, 2001 at the United Methodist Church in Hudson. Officiating is Pastor Michael Ida. Organist accompanied congregational singing. Burial will be in the Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Appleton, Wisconsin. Casketbearers are Donald Lewis, Paul Lewis, James Lewis, Kenneth Hoeth, Michael Dudinyak, and Jeffrey Hoeth. Visitation will be on Monday from 10 until 11AM prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred. Funeral services were entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.