Jennie K. Tauer, 92, Sleepy Eye, formerly of New Ulm, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, with interment in New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home handled the arrangements. The family prefers memorials to Divine Providence Community Home, Sleepy Eye, or the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.
Jennie was born July 22, 1909, in Sigel Township, Brown County, to John T. and Emilia (Janni) Stadick. She attended District 68 country school in Sigel Township. On Oct. 16, 1934, she married Joseph W. Tauer at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Searles. After marriage, the couple farmed on the home place in Sigel Township until 1968. After the death of her husband, Jennie moved into New Ulm, where she was very active in quilting at the parish center, and weekly quilting at her home with ladies coming to help. She also taught sewing to 4-H groups in Sigel Township, as well as entering and winning baking contests. Jennie enjoyed square dancing, bowling, bingo and playing cards. She had been a resident at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye since 1996. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm and the Christian Mothers Society.
Jennie is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Phyllis and Lee Brandt of rural New Ulm, Carol and Les Fluegge of New Ulm, and Peg Tauer of Aptos, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Mamie (Mary) Waibel of New Ulm; brothers, Louis Stadick and John Stadick, both of Winthrop, Theodore Stadick and Benno Stadick of New Ulm, and Leo Stadick of Downers Grove, Ill.; also many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph W. Tauer in 1968; a son in infancy; sister, Caroline Stadick; brothers, Herman Stadick in 1994 and Conrad Stadick in 2001; and a son-in-law, Robert Hoffman in 1970.
Dennis J. Treml, 66, of Hampton, and formerly of Brown County, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at Augustana Home in Hastings. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 20 at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Hampton. Interment is in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home in Hastings handled arrangements.
Dennis is survived by his wife Helen Treml of Hampton; son Gene (Lora) Treml of Lakeville; daughter LuAnn (Dave) Burandt of Chaska; sister Mary Sellner; brothers, Edwin Treml, James Treml, Michael Treml, and Leon Treml; sisters, Eileen Grund, Elaine Helget, Joan Shimasaki and Jeanette McMullen; and grandchildren, Anthony Burandt, Jayson Treml, Sydney Treml and Travis Treml. He was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Agnes Treml; and brothers, Marvin and Jerome Treml.
Dennis J. Treml was born Aug. 5, 1935, to Michael and Agnes (Hillesheim) Treml in Brown County. He married Helen Hoffmann on Nov. 11, 1959, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. Dennis worked as a carpenter and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Norbert J. Hauser, 84, New Ulm, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at New Ulm Medical Center, New Ulm. Funeral services were held Saturday at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Church, New Ulm, with interment in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.
Norbert was born Nov. 20, 1917, in Milford Township, Brown County, to Charles and Mary (Sperl) Hauser. He farmed in rural Sleepy Eye and rural Winthrop until 1974. Norbert then worked as a handyman into his 80s. He was very generous when giving of himself, but found it difficult to accept favors and generosity from others. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Church, New Ulm.
Norbert is survived by his daughters, Lynette Fischer of Stockton, Calif., and Joleen English of Sunnyvale, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Jeanne Hauser of Richfield; grandchildren, Greg Mathiowetz, Debra Hauser, Susan Fischer, Todd Fischer, Mindy Stroh, Larisa English and Janice English; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Jim Carrier of Waconia, Rosella "Sally" Ubl of Shakopee, and Betty and Paul Kubiszewski of Portner; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Donna Hauser of Hammond, Wisc., and Jerome and Alice Hauser of New Ulm. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Norbert Hauser, Jr.; sister, Arlene Matilla; brothers, Eugene Hauser, Raymond Hauser, Roland "Smoky" Hauser, James Hauser, and a brother, Raymond Hauser in infancy.
John Axel Johnson, 99, Fairfax, formerly of Sleepy Eye, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Fairfax Community Home, Fairfax. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, 1:30 p.m., at Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, and 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.
John was born June 7, 1902, in Prairieville Township, Brown County, the son of Rasmus Peter and Marian (Olsen) Johnsen. He grew up and graduated from high school in Hector, later attending barber school in Minneapolis. John married Verna V. Prosch on July 17, 1929 in Atkin. The couple made their home in Prairieville Township, where they lived and farmed until retiring in November of 1990, when they moved to Fairview Apartments in Fairfax. John moved to the Fairfax Community Home in 1994. Verna preceded him in death on Nov. 4, 1996. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye. He served on the church board, Evan Creamery Board, the country school board and the Prairieville Township Board. John enjoyed playing baseball as a catcher and doing custom work for area farmers.
John his survived by his sons, Lowell of Minneapolis, Kenneth and wife Bonnie of Prior Lake, and Jerry and wife Sharon of North Olmsted, Ohio; daughter, Joyce and husband Roger Wolling of Fairfax; daughter-in-law, Jeanette of Brookston; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Esther and husband Fred Zimanski of Hutchinson, Mabel Reemer of Portland, Ore., Sylvia Barless of Beaverton, Ore., and Violet and husband Ray Palermini of Beaverton, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Verna; son, Glenn; brothers, Julius, Ewald and Olaf; sisters, Sofia Hansen; Rosetta Beilke; Augusta Hansen; Amelia Schou and Aster Bendixen; and great-grandchildren, Timothy and Deborah Johnsen.
Casket bearers are Michael Johnsen, Rick Wolling, Brian Johnsen, Randy Wolling, Paul Johnsen, Tom Johnsen, Mark Johnsen, Steven Johnsen and Dale Johnsen.
Glayd Clemis Marti, 83, Sleepy Eye, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Sleepy Eye Care Center, Sleepy Eye. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye, with interment in Home Cemetery, Sleepy Eye. Sturm Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Glayd was born March 31, 1918, in North Home Township, to Elmer and Helema (Swanson) Sampson. She attended District 13 Country School and worked as a hired girl for various farm families. She also processed meat for local farmers. Glayd married Vernon Marti on Sept. 15, 1937, at his farm home. They farmed the home place until 1977, when they moved to Sleepy Eye. They resided in Sleepy Eye until 1990, when Glayd moved to the Fairfax Community Home and three-and-a-half months later to the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Glayd enjoyed gardening, watching birds, nature, fishing and spending time with her family.
Glayd is survived by her children, Gardell and wife Mary Marti of Sleepy Eye, Carol and husband Kenneth Hinderman of Sleepy Eye and Mark Marti of Sleepy Eye; grandchildren, Mitze Marti and friend Al Ahlrich, Dell and wife Cindy Marti, Gina and husband Wayne Nienhaus, Linette Hinderman, Craig Hinderman, Jennifer Marti, Brooks Marti and Adam Marti; great-grandchildren, Jamie and Hannah Marti and Kolten Nienhaus; sister, Ione and husband Merrill Krienke; sisters-in-law, Floreen Sampson, Gladys Marti and Dorothy Romberg; brother-in-law, Oliver Marti; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vernon; brothers, Roger and wife Margaret Sampson, and Doyle Sampson; sisters, Alice and husband Elwood Campbell and Ora and Ed Gunneson; sister-in-law, Verla Marti; and brothers-in-law, Elden Marti and Carl Romberg.
Casket bearers were Craig Hinderman, Linette Hinderman, Adam Marti, Brooks Marti, Dell Marti, Jennifer Marti, Mitze Marti and Gina Nienhaus.
Ervin J. Platz, 84, Springfield, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at St. John Lutheran Home, Springfield. Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Springfield, with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30-10 a.m. Friday at Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and men's rosary at St. Raphael's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Friday morning.
Ervin was born Dec. 8, 1917, in Burnstown Township, Brown County, to Henry F. and Mary (Saffert) Platz. He attended country school and lived and farmed on the Platz homestead in North Star Township his entire life. On Feb. 20, 1937, he married Dolores Juenemann at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield. Ervin was a lifetime member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters, served on the parish council and on the North Star Township Board. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, watching baseball and football games, playing cards, listening to old tim music, gardening with Dolores, being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, feeding and watching the birds, squirrels and rabbits with his dog "Jesse."
Ervin is survived by his son, Gilbert and wife Helen Platz of Waskish; daughter, Marlys Platz of Springfield, grandsons, Gerard and wife Linda Platz of Litchfield and Steve and wife Julie Platz of Loretto; great-grandchildren, Russell and Courtney Platz; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leona Platz of Springfield, Rosemary and Norbert Ochs of Walker, Marilyn King of Estherville, Phyllis Juenemann of Springfield, and Willard and Ralph Juenemann of Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dolores; sisters, Lorraine and Eileen; brother, Vernon; brothers-in-law, Lellis Fielder, Clayton King, Delbert Juenemann, Gerald Juenemann, and Jerome Juenemann; and brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Irene Groebner.
Casket bearers were Joseph Groebner, Mike Ochs, Gerard Platz, Mark Roiger, Mike Platz, Steve Platz, Vernon Platz, Jr., and Steve Schmidt. Honorary casket bearers were Kenneth Groebner, Kenneth Huebert, Willard Juenemann, Ronald Groebner, Ralph Juenemann and Norbert Ochs.
Martha (Mrs. Harold) Krzmarzick, 83, Sleepy Eye, and formerly of New Ulm, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Funeral services were held Friday at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.
Martha was born Dec. 9. 1918, in Home Township, Brown County, to Henry and Margaret (Rascho) Sellner. She married Clifford Freiderich in Milwaukee, Wisc. After his death, she married Harold Krzmarzick in 1981 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Following marriage, the couple farmed in Home Township. Martha was a homemaker. She had been a resident of Sleepy Eye Care Center for the past two years.
Martha is survived by her husband, Harold Krzmarzick of Sleepy Eye; son and daughters-in-law, Cledus and Roselyn Freiderich of New Ulm, and Clifford, Jr. and Patricia Freiderich of Edwards, Mo.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her first husband, Clifford Freiderich on May 7, 1974.
Wilbert G. Rambow, 83, Sleepy Eye, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at St. John Lutheran Home, Springfield. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye, with interment in Springfield City Cemetery, Springfield, with military honors. Sturm Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Wilbert was born July 24, 1918, in Springfield, the son of William and Ella (Seidl) Rambow. He grew up and attended school in Springfield. After he completed his schooling, Wilbert joined the Civilian Conservation Corp and worked for a few years in northern Minnesota and Oregon. He married Grace M. Norell on Oct. 6, 1942, in Martinez, Calif. Wilbert served in the infantry for the U.S. Army during WWII, serving in the South Pacific, Washington D.C., and California. After his honorable discharge, the couple made their home in Sleepy Eye where Wilbert worked for Pietrus Foods until retiring in 1984. Wilbert was the caretaker for the Dyckman Library in Sleepy Eye from 1984 until 1998. He was a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye. Wilbert enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed gardening, bee keeping and bird watching.
Wilbert is survived by his wife, Grace Rambow of Sleepy Eye; children, Janice and husband Lynn Sandhoefner of Minnetonka, Gary and wife Bev Rambow of Mankato, Cheryl and husband Harry Patz of Acme, Wash., and Tim Rambow and Deb Carlson of Morgan; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elvira Meyer of Springfield, and Eleanor Marsalek of Minneapolis; brothers, Arthur and wife Beverly Rambow of Maple Grove, and Alvin Rambow of Nevis. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dahlia; and brother, Ervin.
Casket bearers were Tim Rambow, Gary Rambow, Cheryl Platz and Janice Sandhoefner.
Elizabeth Kinmore, 74, died Nov. 9, 2001, at her home in Minneapolis.
Elizabeth was born in Sleepy Eye to William and Alma (Hauert) Nelson. She graduated from Sleepy Eye High School
She is survived by her children, Scott, Barry, Jodi and Liza and their children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1999; and her parents.
Clarence E. Schultz, 100, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Clearwater, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Visitation was held Monday, with burial at a later date in Clearwater.
Clarence was born June 19, 1901, in Sleepy Eye, to John and Louise (Moll) Schultz. He married Mary Miller on Feb. 27, 1986, in Clearwater, Fla. He farmed in Minnesota until 1958, moved to Florida in 1967 and then moved to Fort Wayne in 1995. He was a member of High Point United Methodist Church in Clearwater and he made and gave away over 30,000 stuffed animals.
Clarence is survived by his wife Mary Miller Schultz of Fort Wayne; stepdaughter, Carol Schuster of Austin, Tex.; stepsons, Robert and wife Janet Miller of Albion, Ind., Harry and wife Sandy Miller of Copperas Cove, Tex., and Kenneth and wife Carol Miller of Fort Wayne, Ind.; sisters, Selma Somerfeld of Clearwater, Fla., and Della Cunningham of Sleepy Eye.; 18 step-grandchildren; 28 step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillian Somerfeld Schultz in 1984; stepdaughter, Shirley Powell of Churubusco; and one brother.