Marie Simmel of Hudson died July 18, 2004 in St. Paul
Marie King “Babe” Simmel, age 93 of St. Paul died Sunday July 18, 2004 at the Galtier Health Center in St. Paul. Marie was born on October 7, 1910 in Port Hill, Idaho the daughter of Ezra and Margaret (Cameron) King. She attended schools in Hudson and went to work for Griggs Copper Company, a food supplier, as an order taker. During WWII Marie worked at the Armor Plant in New Brighton as an assembler. In 1948 she was united in marriage to Carl M. Simmel in St. Paul. Carl preceded her in death in April of 1981. She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church. Marie is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will take place on Thursday July 22, 2004 at 11 AM at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. Burial will be in Willow River Cemetery with casketbearers Greg Olson, Brian Olson, and Bob Olson. The O’Connell Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Stadler, Gerald 82 of Hudson died July 19.
Gerald J. Stadler, age 82, of Hudson died July 19, 2004 after a short illness while surrounded by his family. Gerry was born February 11, 1922 in Appleton, WI, to the late Joseph and Ceil (Hilger) Stadler. He grew up with seven siblings and lived most of his working life in Little Chute, WI. He worked on the Calendar Stack at Combined Locks Mill for 25 years and took a rowboat from his house in Little Chute to and from the plant. He moved to Hudson in 1972 with his wife and five of his eleven children. He was chosen to make this move to help start up Hudson Products, Inc., a paper coating business in North Hudson. Surviving are his wife, Rose (Wittlin); children: Bob (Barb) Stadler, Clintonville; Betty (Dave) Dunsmore, Menasha; Joe (Sandy) Stadler, Little Chute; Jim (Sharon) Stadler, Shawano; Diane (Denny) Stadler, De Pere; Shirley Stadler, Seymour; Karen Stadler; Linda Stadler; Wayne Stadler; Bruce Stadler; Brian (Wendy) Stadler all of Hudson; 30 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren; brothers, Eugene (Carol) Stadler and Cyril (Doris) Stadler; sisters, Donna (Jerry) Reynebeau and Marilyn (Jim) Ebben, all of the Appleton area. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM on Thursday July 22, 2004 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Cemetery. A visitation will take place from 5-8 PM on Wednesday July 21, 2004 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. There will be a prayer service starting at 7:30 on Wed. evening. The visitation will be extended on Thursday morning from 8:30-9:30 at the funeral home. The family is requesting that no flowers be sent. Memorials may be made to: Lakeview Hospice, 5610 Norwich Pkwy, Stillwater, MN 55082 or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St. Hudson, WI 54016. Arrangements have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM on Thursday July 22, 2004 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Cemetery with casketbearers being Gene Tschumperlin, John Schiltgen, Jim Ruemmele, Anthony Markowski, Ron Kotz, Bill Kotz. A visitation will take place from 5-8 PM on Wednesday July 21, 2004 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. There will be a prayer service starting at 7:30 on Wed. evening. The visitation will be extended on Thursday morning from 8:30-9:30 at the funeral home. The family is requesting that no flowers be sent. Memorials may be made to: Lakeview Hospice, 5610 Norwich Pkwy, Stillwater, MN 55082 or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St. Hudson, WI 54016. Arrangements have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.
Edward Mayer age 68 of St. Paul, formerly of Hudson died Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at Crystal Care Center in Crystal, Minnesota.
Edward Wallace ”Eddie” Mayer, 68, of Hudson, who had a lifelong fascination for airplanes, died Wednesday, July 14 at the Crystal (Minn.) Care Center after a lengthy illness. Prior to his death he had been owner/manger of Mayer Aviation for more than a quarter of a century at the Lake Elmo, Minn., Airport He was born May 4, 1936, in Hudson, the son of Edwin W. and Leora (Smith) Mayer. Through his father, he was a direct descendant of John Nicholas Mayer, who was one of the pioneers of the German Settlement southeast of Hudson in June 1852. His mother, Leora Smith Mayer, was a descendant of Dr. Philip Aldrich, Hudson,’s postmaster in 1848. In 1954 he graduated from Hudson High School and then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Milton College and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He joined the Hudson unit of the Wisconsin National Guard in 1958 that was activated by the U.S. Army during the Berlin Crisis in 196l-62 and he served in Fort Lewis, Wash. After military duty he returned to Hudson and was associated with his father in the milk hauling business and later took employment with the Kermott Agency. On June 11, 1964, in Golden Valley, Minn., he was married to Marcia Kay Lescarbeau. His interest in airplanes became a reality when he started flying and instructing in 1966 at Lake Elmo Airport. By 1969 he was managing the Elmo Aero Flight School and later, in 1972, founded Mayer Aviation at Lake Elmo, a business he owned and operated until 2003 when he became ill. Throughout his life he maintained a great interest in the career and activities of the celebrated Wisconsin architect, Frank Lloyd Wright and became a near-authority on the subject. He read all the biographies of the architect and was familiar with every aspect of the man’s stunning and innovative buildings. He visited many of the structures designed by the famed architect. He had a strong love for dogs, especially Scotties and Westies. Over the years he had a series of pet dogs, and each one was always named “Duncan.” Survivors are his wife, Marcia; a daughter, Stephanie (Michael) Fischer of Plymouth, Minn.; a son, Edward W. “Jed” (Claire Hero) Mayer of Christchurch, New Zealand; two grandsons, Miles and Noah Fischer; his father, Edwin W. Mayer of Sarasota, Fla.; two sisters, Carol (George) Flory of Sarasota, and Judy (Paul) Knight of Tucker, Ga.; a brother, Andrew G. (Lu Anne) Mayer of Hudson. Preceding him in death were his mother, Leora Mayer in 1946 and stepmother, Ruth Virginia (Trieb) Mayer in 2002. Jeffrey Henderson and Frank Rorvick, longtime friends, gave these eulogies, and his daughter, Stephanie Fischer read a reminiscence that had been written by her brother, Jed Mayer who was unable to attend the service. Burial was in Willow River Cemetery in Hudson. During the service two pilot friends, Russ Jensen of St. Paul and Charles Hoover of Oakdale, Minn., had a fly-over when they flew their planes over the burial site. Kurt Nowacki of Minneapolis, gave a eulogy at the interment service.
A celebration of Life will be at 2 PM Tuesday July 20 in the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. Burial in the Willow River Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Hudson VFW Post.Jeffrey Henderson and Frank Rorvick, longtime friends, gave these eulogies, and his daughter, Stephanie Fischer read a reminiscence that had been written by her brother, Jed Mayer who was unable to attend the service. During the service two pilot friends, Russ Jensen of St. Paul and Charles Hoover of Oakdale, Minn., had a fly-over when they flew their planes over the burial site. Kurt Nowacki of Minneapolis, gave a eulogy at the interment service. O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson 715-386-3725.
Johanna "Jo" Rosendal, age 83 of Baldwin was born to eternal life on July 28th, 2004 at the Baldwin Care Center.
Johanna "Jo" Rosendal age 83 of Baldwin was born to eternal life on Wednesday July 28th, 2004 at the Baldwin Care Center where she had resided for the past four years. Johanna was born on December 12, 1920 in Evergreen Park, Illinois; the daughter of John and Bessie (Ozinga) DeRoos. She attended school in the Evergreen Park area. On June 23, 1943, she was united in marriage to Richard Rosendal in Evergreen Park. This union would be blessed with three children; Richard, Linda, and Lois. Johanna worked at various jobs until her children were born and then she became a devoted stay-at-home mom. She loved to sew and made most of their family’s clothes for many years. She also loved to crochet, knit, and do counted cross stitch. Gardening and canning filled her summers after moving to a farm north of Baldwin in June of 1965. She loved the tranquility of the country and having her grandchildren over to play. She was a devoted member of the Christian Reformed Church in Baldwin. Johanna is survived by her daughters Linda and her husband Jim Rens of Baldwin, Lois Rosendal of Baldwin, eight grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; Steve and his wife Carrie Rens and their children Andrew, Adam, and Aaron, Dawn and her husband Stefan Roose and their son Sam, Laura and her husband Jeff Kennett and their children Tyler, Jason, and Emily, Tim and his wife Gina Rens and their children Parker and Faith, Daniel Rens, Jodie and her husband Ronald Wiggenton and their children Nicole, Katelyn, and Ronald, Tammy Osborn and her children Brittany and Kent, Corey and his wife Tracey Rosendal and their daughter Sarah, sister Winifred Tibstra of Kankakee, Illinois, sister-in-law Grace DeRoos of Evergreen Park, Illinois, brothers/sisters-in-law Bill (Ruth) Rosendal, Don (Betty) Rosendal of Elwood, Illinois, and many nieces and nephews. She joins her parents, husband Richard, son Richard, brother John DeRoos, niece Elaine Kooiman, and nephew Marvin DeRoos in Eternal Life.
Funeral Service for Johanna Rosendal will be 11:00AM Saturday July 31st at the Christian Reformed Church in Baldwin with Pastor Bryce Mensink officiating. Organist Rachel VanSomeren will accompany congregational singing. Burial will be in the Baldwin Cemetery with Steve Rens, Tim Rens, Jeff Kennett, Stefan Roose, Dan Rens, and Andrew Rens having the honor of serving as casketbearers. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday morning. Memorials preferred to the Heartland Hospice and Homecare and the Baldwin Care Center. Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin.
Mangine nee Idanza, Mary T., 91 of Hudson.
Mary Theresa Mangine, age 91 of Hudson died Saturday July 31 in her residence. Mary was born April 6, 1913 the daughter of Peter and Lucia (Meala) Idanza in St. Paul, MN. She attended Lincoln Elementary, Cleveland High School and Rasmussen Business College in St. Paul. She had been employed in the payroll department of Seeger Refrigeration, now Whirlpool. Mary married Fred F. Mangine on July 9, 1938 in the St. Ambrose Parish in St. Paul; they had recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. During World War II, while Fred was in the army, she worked in the munitions plant in New Brighton, MN. While living in St. Paul she was active in the Transfiguration Parish. She and Fred moved to Hudson in 1963 spending more than 30 years at their home on Cove Road before moving to the Mount Croix Apartments. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and was known for her baking. She was also a good care giver, taking care of her mother until she was 94 years old. Mary is lovingly survived by her husband of 66 years, Fred F.; children, Consoline (James) Brugler of Hudson, Frederick J. (Katherine) Mangine of Osceloa, WI.; Grandchildren, James (Aimee) Brugler of New Richmond, Frederick P. (Jennie) Mangine of Somerset, Karrie (Joseph) Bruns of Mound, MN. Her great grandchildren, Alecia, Madeline, Emma, Joseph Brugler, Freddie and Bethanie Mangine. Brother-in-law and sister-in-laws, Albert and Adlyne Mangine, Margaret Bielicki, Helen and Eleanor Mangine. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Wednesday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Fr. Peter Szleszinski officiating. Visitation 9 AM until the hour of service in the Church. Services entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home, Hudson.
Harold Ostendorf, age 93, of Hudson died Monday evening August 2, 2004
Harold H. Ostendorf, age 93, of Hudson died Monday evening August 2, 2004 at Greeley Health Care Center in Stillwater, MN. Harold was born on June 13, 1911 in Somerset; the son of Ernest and Martha (Roettger) Ostendorf. Growing up he attended Landing Hill School in Somerset township. Harold, the oldest of four children, helped his father cut wood to support the family. He and his father would haul the wood to Stillwater by horse drawn carts. In December of 1934 Harold was united in marriage to Lucille Leisch. This union was blessed with 4 children. Lucille passed away in 1952. Harold later married Marie Larsen in August of 1958 in Denmark, WI, and they made their home in Hudson. Harold worked many years for the Burkhardt Co-op a as driver and manager. Both Harold and Marie retired in 1978 so they could enjoy their retirement together. He was an enthusiastic baseball fan. In the 40’s and 50’s he played for the St. Croix County Tavern League. A proud moment in his baseball career was when he played against Bud Grant and won! Harold was fond of hunting in the Danbury area and fishing for lake trout in Canada every May. He also enjoyed playing cribbage and pinochle and going bowling. Harold is survived by his wife Marie; sons Dick (Rose) Ostendorf of Hudson, Bob (Cindy) Ostendorf of North Hudson; daughters Donna Mae Seim of Hudson, Jerry Waldroff of Hudson; grandchildren Dale (Kris) Ostendorf, David (Chris) Ostendorf, Kristi Ostendorf, Vicki Ostendorf, Dennis (Jean) Ostendorf, Linda Jameson, Pat Cote, Lanette (Mike) Holland, Ruth Ann (Troy) Flaten, Nancy (Kevin) Frusher, Tara (Ilan) Boico; 9 great grandchildren; sister Doris (Ralph) Sette of New Richmond; and many nieces and nephews. His is preceded in death by his first wife Lucille, parents, and brothers Raymond and Wilbur. son.
A celebration of Harold’s life was held at 11 AM on Friday August 6, 2004 at Christ Lutheran Church in Somerset; Reverend Marilyn Thurber officiated. Music was provided by organist Kathy Brakke and vocalists Dennis and Mary Thorsen. Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery of Somerset with Harold’s grandchildren acting as casketbearers. A visitation was held from 4-8 PM on Thursday August 5, 2004 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson and one hour prior to the service at church on Friday. Memorials are preferred to the Burkhardt Redeemer Lutheran Church Land Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.
VanCampen, Florence age 91 of Boynton Beach, Florida died August 14.
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Florence Vivian Elmquist Van Campen, age 91, of Boynton Beach, Florida, formerly of Hastings, MN and Red Wing, MN, died peacefully August 14th surrounded by her family at her Daughter's (Dottie Mau of Beanie's Resort) house in Lakeland. She was born July 24, 1913, to Gotfred and Ida Mary Ann Elmquist in St. Paul, MN. "Flossie" married Albert Arthur Van Campen on November 23, 1932, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN. Al "Van" died February 13, 1992, in Boynton Beach, FL where they had made their home since l979. Some of her hobbies were cake decorating, golfing, fishing, traveling as well as entertaining and being very involved in her churches, especially in Hastings and Red Wing. Her cake decorating was known throughout the cities of Hastings and Red Wing from Birthday and Graduation cakes to large elaborate Wedding cakes. She loved music and played an organ she had in her home in FLorida. She received great pleasure with her family singing at all the holiday gatherings with her on the piano and dad with the violin. Even the dog yowled beside them!!! They had traveled to all the 50 states and many places in Europe. She especially loved Sweden where mother's ancestors came from and several cousins still reside there. "Flo" is survived by daughters Beverly J. (Richard G.) Maser of Eau Claire, WI, Dottie G (Gary W.) Mau of Lakeland, MN. and son Patrick (Kathy) Van Campen of Red Wing, MN. "Little Grandma" is also survived by 9 loving grandchildren. Carole Maser of Las Vegas, NV, Cheryl Hakimi of Eden Prairie, Dean Maser of Minneapolis, Gregg (Jill) Mau of Longmont, CO, Steven (Maureen) Mau of Baxter, MN. and Nancy (Michael McGrath)of St. Paul, MN., Jason, Joshua and Jennifer Van Campen of Red Wing, MN., 9 Great Grandchildren, Tiffany Rankin, Las Vegas, NV, Reilly and Rebekah Mau, Longmont, CO, Austin, Annika and Ryan Mau, Baxter, MN.,Devon and Gracey McGrath, St. Paul, MN. and Lucas Hakimi, Eden Prairie, MN. Also survived by sister-in-law Norah Van Campen of Northfield, MN and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Al, brothers Roy, Jack and Arthur Elmquist and sister Dorothy Harrod Gagnon and grandson David Maser. Her living and sharing her faith, along with many gifts of sharing with others was always a great joy to her.
A Celebration of this very special lady will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2004, at 11:00 AM at the St. Croix Valley United Methodist Church, Lakeland, MN. (16600 7th St. So.)A lunch will follow the service. The family requests NO flowers. Memorials may be given to the St. Croix Valley United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. St. Croix Valley United Methodist Church is located at the intersection of Highway 95 and 7th St. S.
Jean C. Larsen, age 88, died August 22, 2004 at the Christian Community Home of Hudson.
Jean C. Larsen, age 88, died August 22, 2004 at the Christian Community Home of Hudson. Preceded by son Thomas, brothers Mitchell & Grant Ronning. Survived by husband James, daughter JoAnn (Wayne) McKenzie; grandchildren Cheryl (Jeff) Olsen, Scott McKenzie, Jerry (Tamara) McKenzie; great grandchildren Meghan, Lauren & Ryan Olsen, Max, Kaitlyn & Rachel McKenzie; brothers Roger (Cassie) Ronning and Al Ronning; many nieces, nephews, & friends.
Memorial service 7:30 PM Tuesday August 24, 2004 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, Hudson. Visitation at 6PM until time of the service at the funeral home. Burial 2 PM Wed. Park Hill Cemetery Duluth, MN. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.