Ida Herwick, 98 of Bozeman, Mont. formerly of Sleepy Eye, died Nov. 18, 1999, in Bozeman. Services are Saturday, May, 6, at 1 p.m. at Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye with interment in Home Cemetery, Sleepy Eye.
She is survived by her daughter, Gretchen Kleimer of Bozeman; son, Bill and wife Jane Herwick of Honolulu, Hawaii; brother, Fred and wife Esther Zimanski of Hutchinson; sister, Minnie Lander of St. Paul; son-in-law, Charles Watson of New Brighton; grandchildren, Tom and Marsha Mann, John and Sandy Rysgaard, Susan Zweig, David and Sara Herwick, Bill "Sonny" and Marge Herwick, Johnny Herwick, Steve and Cindy Kleimer, Mark and Carol Kleimer; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emil; daughter, Marge; brothers, Leonard and Alfred; and sisters, Pauline and Aluena.
Ida was born March 29, 1901, in Sleepy Eye to Louis and Emma Zimanski. She grew up on the family farm and completed the eighth grade in school. She worked as a housekeeper until her marriage to Emil Herwick on Aug. 11, 1925, in Sleepy Eye. Ida lived in Sleepy Eye until the death of her husband, Emil, in 1980. She moved to Coupeville, Wash., in 1982 to be near her son Bill and his family. While living in Coupeville for 10 years, she was an active member in her Senior Citizens Club, played in a card club and enjoyed tending to her roses. Ida moved to Bozeman in May 1992 to be near her daughter Gretchen, who took care of her until her death. Ida was a source of great joy, wisdom and love to all who knew her. She walked daily, visiting with people along the way. Ida loved gardening, especially tending to flowers, crocheting afghans for family and friends and playing cards. Ida loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family very much. Children always made her day.
Lucille Helget, 81, of Springfield died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at Mercy American River Hospital in Carmichael, Calif. Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, Dec. 4, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. St. Anne's rosary will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church and there will be a parish prayer service on Friday evening at the funeral home.
She is survived by sons, Thomas and wife Phylis Helget of Eagan, Charles Helget and friend Mercy Parker of Carmichael; a daughter, Connie and husband John Erickson of Broomfield, Colo.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Leo Pelzel of Sleepy Eye, Ervin Pelzel of Sleepy Eye, Melvin Pelzel of Sleepy Eye, Bernard and wife Maryo Pelzel of Vermont; sisters, Leona Lowinski of Sleepy Eye, Irene Meyer of New Mexico, Marian and husband Frank Mueller of Missouri, and Lorraine and husband Mel Tauer of Morgan. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Martin, in 1997; brothers, Arthur, Ed and Roman.
Lucille was born Feb. 16, 1918, in rural Sleepy Eye, the daughter of Clement and Augusta (Engel) Pelzel, and was raised on a farm near Sleepy Eye. Following marriage to Martin Helget on April 23, 1941, they moved to Springfield. She became a nurse's assistant and worked at the Springfield Hospital and then for Dr. Frank Boyle for over 20 years.
She was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church since marriage and was active in church activities and the CCW. Lucille was a member of the Springfield Garden Club and a birthday club for many years, and enjoyed community activities. She enjoyed gardening, bowling, reading, baking, and being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The past few years, Lucille has lived with her children.
Casket bearers are Scott Trana, Roger Stiff, Joe Wetschka, A.J. Wetschka, John Erickson and Mike Erickson.
Adella Lambrecht, 76, New Ulm died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at the Lafayette Good Samaritan Center in Lafayette. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, with burial in the Catholic Cemetery, New Ulm. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. The Christian Mothers Society will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Cathedral. There will be a rosary by the St. Anne's Court at 6:30 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m., both Thursday evening at the funeral home.
She is survived by her husband, Norman Lambrecht of New Ulm; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Francis Rieger of New Ulm; son, Rodney Lambrecht and his fiancee Roberta Grossmann, both of New Ulm; grandchildren, Marc Rieger and Brittany Rieger, both of New Ulm; sisters and brothers-in-law, Arline Krambeer of New Ulm, Mildred and Clarence Blumhoefer of Fairfax; and brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Eleanor Mertz of rural New Ulm. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Adella was born March 14, 1923, in Sigel Township, Brown County, to Jacob and Catherine (Flor) Mertz. She married Norman Lambrecht on June 17, 1947, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. She had worked at the Woolworth Store in New Ulm and later as a sales clerk at various stores in downtown New Ulm.
She was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, the St. Anne's Court #389, N.C.S.F. and the Christian Mothers Society.
Miranda May Wurtzberger, 21, of Sleepy Eye died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, in Sleepy Eye. Services were Tuesday, Nov. 30 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye handled the arrangements.
She is survived by her parents, Daniel and Lisa Wurtzberger of Sleepy Eye; brother, Jesse Wurtzberger and special friend Jennifer Fleck of New Ulm; sisters, Heidi and Katie Wurtzberger of Sleepy Eye; maternal great-grandmother, Marion V. Domeier of New Ulm; maternal grandparents, Dennis and Florence Saffert of New Ulm; nephew, Quinton Wurtzberger of New Ulm; and numerous aunts and uncles and many very special friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandfather, Melvin Domeier, and her paternal grandparents, Florian and Eleanor Wurtzberger.
Miranda was born May 1, 1978, in New Ulm, to Daniel and Lisa (Saffert) Wurtzberger. She attended and graduated from Sleepy Eye High School in 1998. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye.
She worked briefly for AUI in Sleepy Eye and Carlson Craft in Mankato, before joining the 3M staff in New Ulm.
Miranda enjoyed her family and friends, snowmobiling, motorcycling, four-wheeling and swimming.
Casket bearers were Joe Saffert, Brandon Saffert, Eddie Wurtzberger, Randy Fehlman, Tony Wurtzberger and Randy Wurtzberger. Honorary bearers were Joleen Kral, Malinda Tauer, Heather Brandl, Alaina Helget, Rachel Tauer and April Tauer.
Inez Marie Ludewig, 59, of Sleepy Eye, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at her home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye, with interment in Home Cemetery, Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Friday at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. Visitation will also continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.
She is survived by her son, Jeffrey and wife Nancy Ludewig of Sleepy Eye; daughter, Pamela and husband Don Hirsch of Sleepy Eye; five grandchildren, Douglas Hirsch, Deanna Hart, Stacy Hirsch, James Ludewig, Amber Fischer; great-grandsons, Brian and Matthew Hirsch, mother-in-law, Pearl Ludewig of Sleepy Eye; brothers, Claus Evers of Sleepy Eye, Ted and wife Madeline Evers of Bingham Lake, Herman Evers of St. Paul; sisters, Arlene Ebilsisor of Sleepy Eye, Margaret and husband Marvin Iverson of Lafayette, Donna Mae and husband Edwin Iverson of Buhl, Idaho, Mary and husband Norbert Ranweiler of Gibbon; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sylvester Ludewig of Sleepy Eye, Irene Houghtaling of Carmichael, Calif., Delrose and Wilbert Seifert, Delores and Robert Guldan, Luverna and George Berg, and Robert Berg Jr., all of New Ulm; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George, on April 27, 2000; father-in-law, Urban; sisters, Jennie Sellner, Dorothy Rockvam; sisters-in-law, Marion Berg, Mildred Evers; brothers-in-law, Paul Houghtaling, Herman Sellner Sr., Russell Rockvam, Leonard Mathiowetz, Ebbie Ebilsisor; half brothers and their wives, Joe and Ardis Evers, Fred and Violet Evers, and Hans and Helen Evers.
Inez was born on Oct. 18, 1930, in Sleepy Eye, the daughter of Claus and Marie (Peterson) Evers. She grew up in the Sleepy Eye area and attended school at St. John's and Sleepy Eye High School. Inez married George Ludewig on Feb. 11, 1947, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. The couple farmed in Stark Township for 44 years before retiring and moving to Sleepy Eye in 1991. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, crafts, quilting, crocheting and especially her grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on the WELCA Board and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Home.
Catherine "Kate" Brinkman, 90, of Somerset, Wis., died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at the Maple Manor in New Richmond, Wis. Memorial mass of Christian burial was Aug. 14 at St. Anne's Church in Somerset.
She is survived by sons, Don and wife Donna of Sleepy Eye, Tom and wife Eileen of Bayport, Minn.; daughter, Betty of New Richmond; daughter-in-law, Lucy of Somerset; 19 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry; and a son, John.
She lived all her life in St. Croix County, Wis.
Dennis E. Lowther, 47, of Fargo, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at his lake home near Vergas. Services were Monday, Aug. 14 at Community Baptist Church in Fargo, N.D. A special memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 19, at First Lutheran Church in Lake City. Immediately following, there will be a lunch at Waterman's Restaurant from 4-6 p.m. Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home of Fargo handled the arrangements.
Dennis Eugene Lowther, son of Myron R. and Elizabeth (Frie) Lowther, was born Dec. 20, 1952, in Winona. Raised and educated in Winona, he attended Moorhead Technical College, Moorhead, for two years and worked for NCR Corporation for two years. Dennis then formed Lowther Corporation, writing software for the sunflower industry. In 1994 he formed GET-LOW, Inc. and invented a unique software system for processing medical claims for union employees. After contracting the Allina Health systems for five years, he was currently licensing his software to Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN. He was a partner in and chief financial officer for Mississippi Jewel in Lake City. Dennis was married to Sharon M. Royal on July 12 1975, in Moorhead. They made their home in Moorhead for one year, then moved to north Fargo, where they lived for nine years until moving to their current residence in south Fargo.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon; his son, Andy; his daughter, Sarah; and four brothers, Mic of Anchorage, AK; Michael G . and fiancee Debbie of Lake City, Patrick. A. and wife Michal of Sleepy Eye; and Joseph A. and wife Linda of Winona. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bette Frances.
Margaret Monica Roiger, 87, of Lamberton, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Valley View Manor in Lamberton. Services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Lamberton, with interment in St. Raphael's Catholic Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton, and one hour prior to the service at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Survivors include sons, Joseph P. and wife Delores Roiger of Springfield, and Clifford and wife Lela of Hutchinson; daughters, Arlette and husband Ray Heinen of Yankton, S.D., and Roxie and husband Calvin Bode of New Ulm; sons-in-law, Tony Riley of Lamberton and Milton Trebesch of Clements; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Emil and wife Mary Haas of Springfield; sister, Leona and husband Bernard Wenisch of Springfield; and sister-in-law, Gladys Haas of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, LeRoy, in 1990; daughters, Cynthia Trebesch and Rita Riley; brothers, Ted, Pete, Leo and Mike Haas; sisters, Freida Wersal, Ella Long, Maria Haas and Esther Wog; and a daughter-in-law, Janice Westerlund Roiger.
Margaret was born Aug. 25, 1912, to Peter and Katie (Kastner) Haas in Stately Township. On April 19, 1932, Margaret married LeRoy Roiger at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield. They farmed near Sleepy Eye, Springfield, Sanborn and Lamberton. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Altar Society, CCW, and Senior Citizens Centers in Sanborn and in Lamberton. Margaret enjoyed gardening, especially her strawberries, quilting, card playing, baking, cooking and her family.
Pall bearers are Sam Bode, Donald Roiger, Daryl Roiger, Jay Heinen, Dustin Kronbach, Katie Olson, Jeanna Olson and Judy Churchill.
Myra M. Franta, 93, formerly of Lafayette, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at the. Fairfax Community Home in Fairfax. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m., Thursday at St. George Catholic Church in West Newton Township, Nicollet County, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Thursday. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, New Ulm, handled the arrangements
She is survived by her daughter, Joleen R. Franta of New Ulm; sons and daughters-in-law, Cletus and Rosemary Franta, Dennis and Dolores Franta, all of New Ulm; 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Sylvester Franta of New Ulm, and Fremont Franta of Winthrop. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert P. "Herb" Franta on Dec. 20, 1997; daughter, Donna M. Pfeffer; granddaughters, Brenda Franta, Sharon Franta and Cheryl Franta; sisters, Minnie Franta, Rosalie Bushard; brothers, Alfred Bushard, Arthur Bushard, Wilfred G. "Spitz" Bushard; and also by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Margaret was born Aug. 1, 1907, in West Newton Township, Nicollet County, to George and Rosa (Schwab) Bushard. She married Herbert P. Franta on June 5, 1929, at St. George Catholic Church in West Newton Township. After marriage they farmed in West Newton Township until the early 1930s and then moved to a farm in Lafayette, Township, Nicollet County. They retired in 1970, but continued to live on the farm, wintering in California and Arizona for the next 18 years. In 1994, Myra and Herbert both became residents of the Fairfax Community Home in Fairfax. She was a member of St. George Catholic Church and was a member of the Altar Society, St. Agnes Society, Catholic Aid Association and St. Cecelia Court #420, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters all of St. George.
Curtis Clyde Crumlett, 74, of Eden Prairie, died Monday, July 10, 2000, at the Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. Services will be at Pilgrim Lutheran Church at 3901 1st Ave. S., Minneapolis, on Sunday, June 16, at 1 p.m., with a reviewal one hour prior to the service.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; and two children, Brett and Mary. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Gloria; and a brother, Clinton.
Curtis was born April 12, 1926, in Sleepy Eye, the son of Frank Walter and Adeline Marie (Schroeder) Crumlett. He attended St. John's Evangelical Parochial School and attended Sleepy Eye Public School in 1944. He enlisted in the armed forces in 1944 and served in the U.S. Navy on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific from 1944-46. After World War II ended, Curtis began college, graduating from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Afterwards, he attended the Minneapolis College of Law and received a bachelor of science law degree in 1953. In 1955, he graduated with a bachelor of law degree. Curtis was admitted to practice law in Minnesota and federal courts and became a member of the Minnesota and Hennepin County Bar Association. In 1969, the William Mitchell College of Law honored him with a juris doctor degree. During his work career, he worked in the corporate and private practice of law. On Dec. 26, 1951, Curtis married Jean Winifred Sawyer in Revere, Minn. During their married life, they lived in Minneapolis, Richfield and Eden Prairie.