Joseph "Sep" Peter Hauser
Joseph "Sep" Peter Hauser, 80, Sleepy Eye, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Sleepy Eye Municipal Hospital in Sleepy Eye. Funeral services were Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, with interment in the church cemetery. Sturm Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Sep was born Sept. 17, 1922, in rural Sleepy Eye, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Breignzer) Hauser. He grew up in Home Township and attended District #23 Country School, later attending St. Mary's School for two years. After he completed his schooling, Sep lived and farmed east of Sleepy Eye in Home Township for many years. He moved to Sleepy Eye in October of 2001. Sep was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Catholic Aid Association. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, playing cards and spending time with his family.
Sep is survived by his sisters, Marcella Bushard of New Ulm, Margaret Breu of Searles and Lucille and husband Vince Brandel of New Ulm; brother-in-law, Stanley Portner; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Petronilla Portner; and brothers-in-law, Stanley Bushard and Larry Breu.
Casket bearers were Gregory Bushard, Ronald Bushard, Gordy Bushard, Mike Breu, Tom Breu, Jeffery Brandel, Allan Brandel and James Brandel.
Harry C. Hornbrook
Harry C. Hornbrook, 82, Sleepy Eye, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at Sleepy Eye Municipal Hospital. Private family services were held with interment in Home Cemetery, Sleepy Eye. Sturm Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials are preferred to the Sleepy Eye Municipal Hospital and Redwood Falls Hospice.
Harry was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Evansville, Ind., the son of Covert and Myrtle (Muschler) Hornbrook. He grew up in Evansville and graduated from Reitz High School in 1938. Harry's mother died when he was 10 years old and his father married Marie Laugel two years later. After graduating from high school, he worked in Evansville for three years. Harry enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942, serving in the South Pacific during WWII. He married R. Jeanne "Dee Dee" Scobie on Nov. 20, 1945, in Beaufort, S.C. Harry was honorable discharged in 1945, and the couple made their home in Evansville, Ind. for a short time. They went to meet Dee Dee's parents and Harry began working with Dee Dee's father, Frank Scobie, at his photography studio. Harry later purchased the business which he operated for a few years. After the studio closed, Harry worked a few jobs in the community, before going to work for Wooldrik Ford in 1950. Harry purchased the business in 1962, later changing the name to Hornbrook Ford. He operated the dealership until he retired and sold it to Chuck Spaeth in 1985. Harry was very active in the community, serving as mayor for 12 years, was a charter member of the Sleepy Eye Lions Club and a past president of the Chamber of Commerce. He served on many boards and service groups in the community, donating many hours of service.
Harry is survived by his wife, Dee Dee Hornbrook of Sleepy Eye; children, Sara Hornbrook of Spring, Tex. and Larry and wife Deborah Hornbrook of The Woodlands, Tex.; grandchild, Amber Hornick of Austin Tex.; step-grandchildren, Jeremy Jones of Austin, Tex. and Lt. Jason Jones USMC, Hawaii; and brother, Robert and wife Joann Hornbrook of Evansville, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents, Covert and Myrtle; and step-mother, Marie.
Sylvester J. Huiras
Sylvester J. Huiras, 94, Columbia, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at South Hampton, Columbia, Mo. Memorial Funeral Home of Columbia, Mo. handled the arrangements. Memorials are preferred to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Dr., Columbia, Mo.
Sylvester was born July 13, 1908, in Brown County, the son of John and Barbara (Holm) Huiras. On Oct. 29, 1930, Sylvester married Gertrude Zschetzsche in West Bend, Iowa. He farmed all of his life in Sleepy Eye and retired to Mountain Home, Ark. before moving to Columbia in 1993. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Sylvester is survived by his wife, Gertrude; son, Richard J. Huiras of Houston, Tex.; daughters, Pat Tauer and Kathy Huiras-Bruner, both of Columbia, Ga.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Edwin Huiras and Joseph Huiras; and sisters, Catherine Berkner and Mathilda Filzen.
Elma M. Neyers
Elma M. Neyers, 94, Gibbon, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Winthrop Good Samaritan Center in Winthrop. Funeral services were Tuesday at St. Willibrord's Catholic Church, Gibbon, with interment in the church cemetery. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home handled the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the St. Willibrord's handicap entrance fund.
Elma was born March 19, 1908, in Home Township, Brown County, to William and Ida (Zimanski) Lochner. She married Norbert Neyers on Nov. 18, 1937, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. After marriage, the couple farmed in Home Township, Brown County. Elma and Norbert purchased a farm in Severance Township, Sibley County in 1950. They farmed there until 1976, when they retired and moved to Gibbon. Elma was a member of St. Willibrord's Catholic Church, Gibbon, and the council of Catholic Women.
Elma is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Genny Neyers of rural Gibbon; grandchildren, Lena and David Rathke, Connie and Dan Zweber, Alan Neyers, Maria Neyers and Bill Kapolczynski, Paul Neyers and Mona Fraki, Gary Neyers, Kala Neyers and Greg Gaalswyck; six great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Zaske of Wadena; and sister-in-law, Ines Lochner of Sleepy Eye. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norbert Neyers; two sisters and five brothers.
Joseph Remi Nuytten
Joseph Remi Nuytten, 79, Marshall, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at Minneota Manor Health Care Center in Minneota. Funeral services were Monday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church , Marshall, with interment in Calvary Cemetery, Marshall. Rehkamp Funeral Home of Marshall handled the arrangements. Memorials are preferred to Prairie Home Hospice.
Joseph was born April 25, 1923, in Ghent, the son of Constant and Leona (Dobbelaere) Nuytten. He attended school in Ghent and married Mary Senden on Oct. 8, 1946, in Ghent. The couple farmed in Clifton Township until his retirement in 1992, when Mary died. Joe moved to Lyon County Retirement Home, Marshall, in 1993, and then to Minneota Manor in 2002. Farming was his life. He loved farming and socializing with people. Joseph did custom farming in the area for many years.
Joseph is survived by his sons, Paul and wife Jane Nuytten of Sleepy Eye; Alan and wife Patty Nuytten of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla, and John and wife Lynn Hanefeld Nuytten of Marshall; sisters, Julia Van Overbeke of Marshall and Marguerite Nuytten of Ghent; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary; a daughter; a grandson; four sisters; and four brothers.
Joseph Francis Schultz, 95, St. James, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at Good Samaritan Village Nursing Home in Mt. Lake. Funeral services were held Monday at the St. James Catholic Church with interment, including full Military Honors, in Calvary Cemetery, St. James. Pease Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Joe was raised in the St. James area and attended St. James Catholic School. He was married to Evelyn Syverson on Feb. 23, 1933, in St. James. Joe served in the Army in World War II from March of 1944 until November of 1945, in Europe. He had been employed by Oscar Dyrstad and Joe Schmidt of St. James in construction and with Link Anderson doing concrete work. Hoe was a maintenance foreman for the St. James city water department for 14 years, retiring at age 64. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church and the VFW in St. James. Joe enjoyed gardening and taking care of his lawn and watching baseball on television.
Joe is survived by his wife, Evelyn; sons, Gerald and wife Delores, Richard and wife Carolyn, Eugene and wife Judy, all of St. James, and Robert and special friend, Dee of Forest Lake, Calif., grandchildren, Linda and husband Darrell Schultze of St. James, Rick Schultz of St. Cloud, Kim and husband Mark Thompson of Madelia, Michael and wife Lisa Schultz of Lake Crystal, and Michelle Martinez of Groton, Conn.; step-grandson, Mark Hepler of Sioux Falls; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Cecil; brothers, Vencil (Ike) and Gustav; sisters, Minnie Beirman and Anna Hanson, great-grandson, Dustin and a nephew, Bud Beirman.
Casket bearers were Gerald Schultz, Richard Schultz, Michael Schultz, Robert Schultz, Rick Schultz, Darrell Schultze and Bill Dougherty. Honorary casket bearers were Merle Miller, Donald Schultz, Ernie Bryant, James Esser, Gary Sturm, Marvin Lang, Donavon Anderson and Loren Hurley.
Lorraine Laux Arndt, 86, Springfield, formerly of Sleepy Eye, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester. Funeral services will be held Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday.
Lorraine was born July 15, 1915, in St. James, the daughter of William and Lula (Rice) Johnson. She operated a beauty shop in Sleepy Eye for many years. Lorraine was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, and St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Springfield. She was a past member of the Minnesota State Hairdresser's Association and the Christian Mothers Society.
Lorraine is survived by her daughters, Janice and husband Roy Dean of Sarasota, FL and Audrey and husband James Curran of Phoenix, Ariz.; and 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roman Laux; husband Otto Arndt; and daughter, Rosemary Mertz.
Colleen Marie Quast, 59, Janesville, formerly of Sleepy Eye, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, in Mankato. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Janesville, with interment in the church cemetery. Arnoldt-McRaith Funeral Home of Janesville handled the arrangements.
Colleen was born in Sleepy Eye on July 20, 1942, to Ambrose and Rosa (Wolf) Pietig. She graduated from St. Mary's High School, Sleepy Eye, in 1960, and received her Licensed Practical Nursing degree from St. Joseph's Nursing School in Mankato in 1961. Colleen was united in marriage to Burton Quast on Oct. 7, 1972, in Mankato. She devoted the next several years to raising their 12 children. Colleen enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren in school events and she also enjoyed exercising, shopping, and took much pride in plasma donation. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Janesville.
Colleen is survived by her husband, Burton; sons, Charles and wife Jessica Quast, Bruce and wife Angela Quast, Curt Quast, Don Quast and special friend Jennifer Mynar, Allen Quast, Mark Quast and special friend Sara Blegen, Tim Quast, and Dan Quast, all of Janesville; daughters, Bernadette and husband Corey Sack, Collette and husband Scott Lynch, Brigitte and husband Chad Strauss, and Annette Quast, all of Janesville; grandchildren, Ashly, Carter and Carson Quast; Jordan and Jeremiah Sack; Devon, Kelton and Kirston Lynch; Dillion and Kennedy Strauss; and Zachary and Jenna Quast; mother, Rosa Pietig of Sleepy Eye; brothers, David Pietig and Perry and wife Lisa Pietig, all of Sleepy Eye; sisters, DeeAnn and husband Jim Gieseke of Springfield, and Pattie and husband Wayne Pelzel of Sleepy Eye; sisters-in-law, Bernice Kuehn of Elysian, Betty and husband Harold Wolle of Mankato, and Bonnie and husband Joe Mans of Shakopee; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; and son, Scott in 1987.
Casket bearers were Charles Quast, Bruce Quast, Curt Quast, Don Quast, Allen Quast, Mark Quast, Tim Quast and Dan Quast; Corey Sack, Scott Lynch and Chad Strauss. Serving as honorary casket bearers were Bernadette Sack, Collette Lynch, Brigitte Strauss, Annette, Jessica Quast, Angela Quast, Jennifer Mynar and Sara Blegen.
Lorinda Amanda Sommerfeld, 91, Sleepy Eye, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye, with interment in Home Cemetery, Sleepy Eye. Sturm Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Lorinda was born Dec. 29, 1910, in Winthrop, the daughter of John and Augusta (King) Plahn. Her mother died when Lorinda was very young and she was raised by her stepmother, Louisa (Bauermeister) Plahn. Lorinda grew up and attended school in Winthrop, moving to Sleepy Eye with her family in 1930. She worked at Del Monte and did housekeeping for several families in Sleepy Eye. Lorinda married Theodore L. Sommerfeld on April 8, 1938, in Sleepy Eye. The couple lived and farmed northwest of Sleepy Eye for many years. Theodore preceded her in death in 1971, and Lorinda remained on the farm until moving into Sleepy Eye in 1980. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye and the Ladies Aid. Lorinda was an avid gardener and also enjoyed baking and sewing.
Lorinda is survived by her children, JoAnn and husband Darwin Black of Fairfax and James and wife Mary Sommerfeld of Sleepy Eye; grandchildren, Debbie and husband Jeff Suchomel, Steve and wife Beck Black, Allen Sommerfeld and Mark Sommerfeld; great-grandchildren, Carl Mortenson, Bryant and Bennett Black and Mitchell Suchomel; brother-in-law, Arthur Meier and wife Wilma and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother; husband, Theodore; sisters, Doris and Helen; brothers, Vernon and Harold and wife Althea; and a sister in infancy.
Casket bearers were Steve Black, Allan Sommerfeld, Mark Sommerfeld, Jeff Suchomel, Carl Mortenson and Bryant Black. Honorary casket bearers were Bennett Black and Mitchell Suchomel.
Elroy John Voigt, 77, Gaylord, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at Burns Manor Nursing Home in Hutchinson. Funeral services were held Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment in the church cemetery. Egesdal Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Elroy was born April 4, 1924, in Green Isle Township, Sibley County, to Alvin and Ella (Sauter) Voigt. He married Gladys Brelje on Sept. 4, 1945, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn. After marriage, the couple moved to a farm near Hutchinson, where Elroy worked for a farmer and Gladys worked in the home. In 1950, they moved to Gaylord to help Elroy's dad operate a restaurant. During his lifetime, Elroy operated a road grader for Sibley County Highway Department, Komatz Construction of St. Peter and Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye. He retired in 1993. After his retirement, Elroy enjoyed traveling with Gladys, snowmobiling and fishing with his grandsons. He also took pride in the landscaping of his yard, the church's and his friends' lawns. He spent many hours in his driveway polishing his truck.
Elroy is survived by his children, Mavis and husband Darwin Wagner of Brownton, Eugene and wife Deborah Voigt of Lake Elmo, Donna and husband Orlin Sylvester of Gaylord, and Myron and wife Darlene Voigt of Mesa, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Harvey Voigt of Ceres, Calif., and Arnold and Jean Voigt of Lake Mills, Iowa; sisters and brothers-in-law, Delores and Edwin Streich of LeCenter, Caroline Vogt of Glencoe, Lorraine and Edwin Krumm of Glencoe, Gladys Alsleben of Gaylord; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Voigt of Glencoe; Elizabeth Klitzke of Glencoe, Ethel and Vern Wassink of South St. Paul; Stella and Gilbert Oelfke of Shakopee; brothers-in-law, Wesley and Delores Brelje of Aitkin, George, Jr. and Della Brelje of South St. Paul. He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys on June 25, 2000; parents; brother, Maynard Voigt; brothers-in-law, LeRoy Alsleben, Lester Vogt, Roger Brelje, Earl Brelje, Milton Klitzke, William Schaefer, Alvin Doering; and sisters-in-law, Helen Doering, Agnes Schaefer and Elaine Voigt.
Richard "Dick" A. Anderson
Richard "Dick" A. Anderson, 80, Brainerd, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village, Brainerd. Funeral services were Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Brainerd with interment in the Vaale Cemetery, Brainerd. Full military rites were conducted by American Legion Post No. 255.
Dick was born March 30, 1922, in Meeker County, the son of Arthur and Maybelle (Larson) Anderson. He moved to Brainerd with his family in 1937 and was employed in the construction business. Dick enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942 and was stationed in Attu, Alaska. He was honorably discharged in October, 1945. Dick married Evelyn Tracy. He continued to work in construction until 1951, when he went into the trucking business. He owned and operated a service garage and Anderson Truck Line. In 1968, he became a dealer for International Harvester. Dick retired in 1984, made his home in Brainerd and wintered in Arizona. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Brainerd and the American Legion.
Dick is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Tracy) Anderson of Brainerd; sons, Rick and wife Karen Anderson of Staples; Robert and wife Carol Anderson of St. Mathias; and Steve and wife Julie Anderson of Richmond Hill, Ga; daughters, Lynda and husband Rev. David Laechel of Harmony (formally of Sleepy Eye) and Susan and husband, Greg Albertson of Brainerd; brothers, Harlan Anderson of Brainerd; and Art and wife Betty Anderson of Dassel; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.