Jerome W. Juenemann, 74, of Springfield, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at his farm home in North Star Township, Brown County. Services were held Oct. 31 at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield, with burial in the church cemetery. Sturm Funeral Home of Springfield handled the arrangements.
He is survived by brothers, Ralph and Willard Juenemann of Springfield; sisters, Dolores and husband Ervin Platz of Springfield, Marilyn King of Estherville, Iowa, Rosemary and husband Norbert Ochs of Walker; sister-in-law, Phyllis Juenemann of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews, and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gerald and Delbert; a sister, Irene Groebner; and two nieces.
Jerome was born Oct. 16, 1926, in Northstar Township, Brown County, to Oscar and Barbara (Hillesheim) Juenemann. He attended county school in Northstar Township, District 56, and helped his father and brothers on the family farm. Jerome entered the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. After his discharge, Jerome worked at Ebenhoh Body Shop in Sleepy Eye from 1968 to 1981, continuing to help on the family farm. Following Gerald's accident in 1985, he returned to help on the farm. Jerome was a member of the John Watson American Legion Post #257 and a lifetime member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, football, baseball, playing cards, feeding the cats and birds, and Sunday afternoon drives in the pickup,
Casket bearers were Joe Groebner, Gerald Platz, Ronald Groebner, Gilbert Platz, Michael Ochs and Steve Platz. Honorary casket bearers were Lyle Bloedow, Steve Schmidt, Ken Groebner, Ken Huebert.
James "Papa Jim" Jemmings, age 86, of Morgan, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001 at the Sunwood Good Samaritan Center in Redwood Falls. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Morgan, with burial in the church cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Nelson Funeral Home in Morgan with a Parish Prayer Service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Thursday.
James was born on Sept. 11, 1914, to Albert and Sophie (Pohlen) Jemmings in Hospers, Iowa. He attended schools in Grandville, Iowa until moving to Canby in 1930. He moved to Morgan in 1938 and married Eleanore Agnes Ricke on Oct. 25, 1938, at the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Morgan. He built their home in Morgan in 1950. He was also involved with the construction on the church, school and rectory in Morgan. Jim was the owner and operator of Jemming's Trucking in Morgan for 60 years, retiring in the fall of 1998. He was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing cards, camping, fishing, hunting, dancing, taking trips, listening to old time music, telling jokes and eating.
James is survived by his wife, Eleanore Jemmings of Morgan; son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Pam Jemmings of Morgan; daughter, Sharon Lund of Redwood Falls; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Howard Christensen; and Clara Cleveland, all of Canby. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Lawrence, Henry and Art.
Julius A. Weber, 90, of Springfield, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at the St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001 at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield, with interment in St. Raphael's Catholic cemetery.
Julius was born June 20, 1910, in Wesley, Iowa to Frank and Katherine (Fessler) Weber. He moved with his family to Brookville Township at age 10. He attended country school in Brookville Township, Redwood County and St. Raphael's Catholic School. On November 13, 1934, he married Beatrice Steffensmeier at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Morgan. They farmed in Burnstown Township near Springfield for five years, then purchased a farm in Willow Lake Township. In the spring of 1941, they moved two miles northeast of Wanda where they raised their family. In 1991, they built a new home in Springfield. During the farming years, Julius and Beatrice had a herd of holstein cows and dairy was a major part of their farm operation. Julius helped to organize the Wanda Cooperative Creamery that merged with the New Ulm Creamery, which later became a part of the Associated Milk Producers, Inc., and he served for many years on the creamery board of directors. Julius also served as a director on the Wanda Farmers Elevator for a number of years. He was a former member of St. Raphael's Council #2769, Knights of Columbus.
Julius is survived by his wife Beatrice of Springfield; daughters, Cathryn and husband Alfred Liebl of New Ulm, Doris Weber of Springfield, Audrey and husband Michael Wagner of Sleepy Eye, Arlene and husband Edward Nelson of Clements, and Judy and husband David Lipetzky of Springfield; sons, Bob and wife Colleen Weber of New Ulm, Ralph and wife Judi Weber of Sanborn, Larry and wife Marg Weber of Sanborn, and Daniel Weber of Wanda; 40 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Agnes Weber of Springfield, Ida Eichten of Wanda, Leona and Jerry Jenniges of Mendota Heights, Clarence and Magdalyn Steffensmeier of Morgan, Gladys Steffensmeier of Morgan, and Rita Steffensmeier of Morgan. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Richard in 1938; three grandchildren, Michael Weber, Jenny Lipetzky and Baby Girl Nelson; brothers, Frank, Edward, Otto, John, Vincent and twin brothers in infancy; and a sister, Martha.
Casket bearers were Eric Weber, Duane Liebl, Kelly Guetter, Michael Wagner, Jr., Brad Weber, and Shelly Willhite.
Loretta K. Kiecker, 89, of Fairfax, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at the Fairfax Community Home in Fairfax. Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Fairfax. Interment was at the St. John Lutheran Church cemetery in Cairo Township, Renville County. Hauser-Hantge Funeral Home of Fairfax handled the arrangements.
Loretta was born on March 5, 1911, in New Ulm. She was the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Holm) Prokosch. She grew up and received her education in her home area of New Ulm. On Jan. 2, 1930, Loretta was united in marriage to Walter Kiecker at the St. John Lutheran Church in Fairfax. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Jerome and Reuben. Loretta and Walter farmed with Walter's father. She held employment with A. J. Pietrus & Sons in Sleepy Eye, for 16 years. Later, they resided in Fairfax. Loretta and Walter shared 42 years of marriage before Walter passed away in Oct. of 1972. After Walter's death, Loretta resided at the Fairview Apartments in Fairfax, where she lived until a year ago, when she moved into the Fairfax Community Home.
Loretta is survived by her son, Jerome and his wife Laura of Fairfax; daughter-in-law Doris Kiecker of Sleepy Eye; grandchildren, Sherri Hertling of Mankato, Deborah Larson of Fairfax; Jean Kiecker of New Ulm; Joan Kirshner of Sleepy Eye; Brenda Kiecker of Sleepy Eye; Julie Johnson of Brooklyn Park; Bruce Kiecker of Lakeview; Brian Kiecker of Eagan; 13 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister Hildegarde Kiecker of Hopkins; and many nieces and nephews.
Arthur O. Kratz, 89, formerly of Comfrey, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at St. Therese Home in New Hope. Services were Wednesday, Jan. 10, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Comfrey, with interment in Faith Lutheran Cemetery, Comfrey. Funeral arrangements were handled by Sturm Funeral Home in Comfrey.
Art was born July 16, 1911, in Bashaw Township, Brown County, to Oscar and Emma (Wing) Kratz. He attended and graduated from Comfrey High School in 1829. Art farmed with his father and brother Floyd. He married Anne Goltz on Nov. 18, 1943, at West Svedahl Lutheran Church. Following marriage, Art and Anne continued farming on the Kratz farmstead, which is now a Century Farm. Art was a former member of Faith Lutheran Church in Comfrey and currently held membership in New Hope Lutheran Church. He served on the Faith Lutheran Church and cemetery boards, the Bashaw Town Board, served as constable of Bashaw Township and was one of a number of the Comfrey tornado survivors. Art enjoyed fishing, gardening, reading, playing cards and spending time with his family. He was active in and an avid supporter of the church, and took great pride in farming.
He is survived by his wife, Anne of Crystal Lake Good Samaritan in Robinsdale; son, Wayne and wife JoAnne Kratz of Maple Grove; daughters, Diane and husband Jim Deutsch of Maple Grove, Jane and husband Bill Isaacson of Maple Grove; four grandchildren, Scott Kratz, Kevin Kratz, Michael Deutsch and Heather and husband Jake Danaher; three great-grandchildren, Dillon and Madison Deutsch and Nathan Danaher ; and a brother Floyd and wife Rosalyn Kratz of Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Donavon, in 1991; brothers, Walter and Roy; and sisters, Alice, Hilda, Edith and Roscelia.
Casket bearers were Scott Kratz, Kevin Kratz, Heather Danaher and Michael Deutsch. Honorary casket bearers were Bob Kratz, Doug Kratz, Rick Kratz and Delwin Kratz.
Charlotte "Lottie" A. Simmet, 92, of Sleepy Eye, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at the Divine Providence Community Home. Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, Jan. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with interment in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.
Charlotte was born on Jan. 13, 1908, in New Ulm, the daughter of Anton and Anna (Kitzberger) Simmet. She grew up and attended school in New Ulm. Lottie was a long time resident of Sleepy Eye. In Dec. of 1995, she moved to Divine Providence Community Home where she made her home until the present time. Lottie was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye.
She is survived by her nephew, James B. and wife Ellen Leary of Littleton, Col. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Peter and Anton (Tony) Simmit; and sisters, Bertha Leary and Mabel Dietz.
Casket bearers were: Pete Schmitz, Jim Schwartz, Larry Soukup, Phil Heymans, Leander Sellner and Richard Callanan.
Joan E. Roth, 62, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Avera McKennan Hospital.
Joan Roth was born on October 14, 1938, at Union Hospital in New Ulm, the daughter of Lowell and Melba (Romberg) Roth. She attended Fairfax rural grade school and Lamberton High School. She resided in Sleepy Eye, Springfield, Revere and Bellevue, MN, before moving to Selmon City and Henderson, Texas. She returned to Revere in 1990, then moved to Lamberton and Morgan. In July, 2000, she moved to Sioux Falls to be near her sister. She has been a resident of Southridge Health Care Center.
Joan enjoyed country music, playing bingo, word find puzzles, and was a long time baseball fan, especially the Minnesota Twins. She had been a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lamberton.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Grateful for having shared her life are: her sister, Helen Koch of Sioux Falls; a special friend, Ralph Eckardt of Sioux Falls; and a nephew, Rory Koch of Lamberton; and her cousins.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Heritage Funeral Chapel, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Donald J. Soukup, age 59, of Morristown, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Faribault, with the Rev. Kevin Finnegan officiating. Interment was held at the Meadow Ridge Memorial Park in Faribault. Arrangements were handled by the Parker Kohl Funeral Home.
Donald Joseph Soukup, the son of Sylvester and Constance (Sensac) Soukup, was born on Nov. 25, 1941, in Sleepy Eye. Don had worked for several years as a custodian at various companies including Hanson Woodworking in Faribault and Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on cars.
He is survived by two children, Joseph Soukup of Faribault and Constance Soukup of Duluth; a grandson, Dustin Soukup; his fiance, Alice Seibel of Morristown; two brother, Tim and wife Lena Soukup of Olivia, and Joe and wife Jean Soukup of Sleepy Eye; six sisters, Pat and husband Fritz Reddy of Burnsville, Joyce Schwartz of New Ulm, Louise Forster of Sleepy Eye, Mary Lu and husband Jim Schwartz of New Ulm, Sylvia Ruiz of New Ulm, and Rosie and husband Gordy Carlson of Richfield; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Grace Moe, 98, of Springfield died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the United Methodist Church in Springfield, with interment in the Springfield city cemetery. Sturm Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Grace was born July 16, 1902 to Adolph and Josephine (Pluegge) Krueger in North Star Township, Brown County, MN. She attended rural schools and worked with her parents at home. On Sept. 6, 1932, she married Arthur Moe in New Ulm. Following marriage, they moved to Burnstown Township, where they farmed until moving to Springfield in 1952. Grace became a resident of St. John Lutheran Home in 1992. She was a former member of the Evangelical United Bretheran Church, a long time member of Springfield United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women, and served in the Home Extension group. Grace enjoyed crocheting, gardening, fishing, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by a son, Roger and his wife Kay Moe of Springfield; four grandchildren, Debra Kemper of Chippewa Falls, Wisc., Jean and husband Carlos Knakmuhs of Walnut Grove, Rick and wife Deb of Spring Valley, and Trent and wife Amy Moe of Springfield; nine great-grandchildren, Maya, Kelsey, Laurel, Dustin and Jamie Knakmuhs, and Teri, Kelly, Courtney and LeeZa Moe. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Art in 1992; brothers, Emmanuel and William Krueger; and sisters, Ella and Kay.
Casketbearers were: Ken Moe; Rick Moe; Kent Moe; Trent Moe; Charles Moe and Carlos Knakmuhs.
Tahirih Dimayuga infant daughter of J. Guadalupe Dimayuga and Michelle Pettit de Dimayuga of St. Paul died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in Minneapolis. She is survived by her parents; her paternal grandparents, J. Guadalupe Dimayuga and Maria Felix Dimayuga of Las Mesas, Guerrero, Mexico; and maternal grandparents Ed Pettit of Elysian and Rose Pettit of Minneapolis.
She was born Jan. 17, 2001, in Minneapolis.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Sturm Funeral Home of Sleepy Eye.