Hunter Welch Hiemenz, five-day-old infant son of Duane Hiemenz and Bonnie Welch of Little Falls, MN, died December 19, 1998, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Funeral services were held December 22 at the Brenny Funeral Home, West Chapel, in Little Falls with Fr. Nick Landsberger officiating. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Survivors include his parents, Duane Hiemenz and Bonnie Welch, paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Jerome and Lorraine Hiemenz; maternal grandmother, Kathy Welch; sisters, Jessica and Amanda Hiemenz at home.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sharon Hiem-enz.
Casketbearers were Dennis Hiemenz and Donald Welch.
Edward G. Rudolph died December 18, 1998, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN.
Services were held December 22 at the St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Edward was born in St. Cloud to George and Margaret (Rajkowski) Rudolph. He married Elaine Knettel October 25, 1965, in St. Stephen. He was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen, St. Stephen Men’s Society, St. Cloud Eagles Aerie #622, Sartell/St. Stephen Knights of Columbus Council #5276, St. Stephen’s Sportsman’s Club and Central Minnesota Builders Association. He was the owner of Ed Rudolph Construction, Inc., for the past 25 years. He was a past trustee for St. Stephen Church.
Survivors include his wife of St. Stephen; sons and daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Kelly Ann) Oldakowski of Little Falls, MN, Brian and wife Lori of St. Stephen, Christopher of Bowlus, MN, and Sarah of St. Stephen, seven grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Lawrence of St. Stephen, Eugene of Sauk Rapids, MN, Jerome of St. Joseph, MN, Thomas of Clearwater, MN, Robert of St. Joseph, Joseph of Rice, MN, Gerald of St. Joseph and Mary Ann Ritter of Avon, MN.
Casketbearers were brothers and sisters.
Evelyn M. Spence, age 81, a resident of Pierz, MN, formerly of Buckman, MN, died December 18, 1998, at St. Mary’s Villa in Pierz.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held December 21 at St. Mary’s Villa Chapel. Burial was in St. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.
Evelyn was born April 3, 1917, in Lastrup, MN, to the late Frank and Martha (Meier) Grittner. As a young girl, she grew up in the Lastrup and Buckman areas, attending country school in the Lastrup area. She was united in marriage to Wesley L. Spence on February 19, 1944, in Minneapolis, MN. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Spring Lake Park, MN. Evelyn worked in a candy factory and later owned and operated a restaurant. The couple sold the restaurant and began traveling with the O’Neils Shows where they operated a concession stand. The couple retired in 1985 in Spring Lake Park. Following Wesley’s death (October 23, 1988), Evelyn moved to Pierz where she resided at the time of her death.
Survivors include brothers, Henry Grittner of Peerless, MT, and Edward Grittner and wife Elaine of Pierz; sister, Lorraine Pohlkamp and husband Leonard, Sr., of Pierz; sisters-in-law, Clara Grittner of So. St. Paul, MN, and Regina Grittner of Buckman and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley L. Spence; parents; brothers, Leo Grittner and Reinhart Grittner and sister, Christine Grittner.
Ernest H. Olson, age 88, a resident of Swanville, MN, died December 17, 1998, at the Long Prairie Memorial Nursing Home. Funeral services were held December 21 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Swanville with Rev. John O. Grein officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Ernest was born July 11, 1910, in St. Louis Park, MN, to the late Hans and Martha (Nielson) Olson. In 1917, the family moved to Swanville Township. Ernest grew up in Swanville Township and graduated from the Swanville High School in 1928. He then worked in the produce department at the Swanville Creamery. Ernest was united in marriage to Clara D. Vanselow on June 21, 1941, in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Swanville. In 1952, Ernie purchased the Swanville Conoco Gas station and operated it until retiring in 1975. He was a substitute postal carrier and also a school bus driver in the Swanville area for many years. Ernie enjoyed baseball. He played baseball in high school and later played for, and coached, the Swanville Legion team and the city team for over 30 years. He also enjoyed making bird houses, hunting and fishing. Ernest was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and sang in the choir for 54 years. He was a charter member of the Swanville Lions Club where he served as club president and also a member of the Swanville Sportsmen’s Club.
Survivors include his son, Bruce Olson and wife Janet of Swanville; daughter, Kathy Davide and husband Bob of Valley City, ND; sister, Mrs. Helen Nelson of Swanville; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ernie was preceded in death by his wife, Clara; parents; brothers, Edward and Irvin Olson and a sister, Mrs. Fredrick (Gertrude) Nelson.
Honorary pallbearers were Teri Iverson, Angie Olson, Jordan Olson, Ethan Davide and Brenda Davide. Pallbearers were Brad Olson, Chris Olson, Aaron Olson, Joe Olson, Mitch Davide and David Iverson.
Grace Goebel, age 81, a resident of Minneapolis, MN, formerly of Little Falls, MN, died December 18, 1998, at her residence in Minneapolis.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held December 21 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Little Falls with Father Harold Kost officiating. Burial was in Holy Family parish cemetery.
Grace was born July 1, 1917, to Ralph and Mary (Horgesheimer) Draggoo in Nesson, ND. She lived most of her youth in North Dakota. Grace was united in marriage to Donald Baker in 1940. The couple made their home in Minot, ND, and started their family with son, David. After Donald’s death, Grace married Matthias Goebel in 1947 in Detroit, MI. They resided in Detroit until the family moved to Little Falls in 1965. Grace was a former resident of Pine Grove Manor and finally moved to Minneapolis. She enjoyed baking, pets, gardening and her soap operas.
Survivors include daughter, Elizabeth Lauer and husband Robert of Columbia Heights, MN; sons, Thomas Goebel and wife Murial of Little Falls,Charles Goebel and wife Cynthia of Little Falls, Daniel Goebel and wife Kay of Oak Grove, MN, and Carl Goebel and wife Cynthia of Forest Lake, MN; sisters, Edna Goebel of Eagle Pass, TX, and Betty Schwarzhoff of Galesville, WI; brother, Wilbur Draggoo of Detroit, MI; 26 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Baker; husband Matthias Goebel; son, David; one grandson, Andrew Goebel and brother, Ted.
Casketbearers were her grandchildren.
Irene A. Nordstrom
Irene A. Nordstrom, age 86, a resident of Red Wing, MN, died December 22, 1998, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial was held December 26 at the Church of St. Joseph with Father Thomas Walker officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in Red Wing.
Irene was born December 9, 1912, in Randall, MN, the daughter of Frederick and Mary (Bentler) Schmidt. She attended schools in Randall. She worked as a storekeeper in Randall and Little Falls. She married Eric Nordstrom November 22, 1947, in Little Falls. They lived in Minneapolis, MN, and she worked at Donaldsons. They moved to Fairmont in 1952. She was a bookkeeper for her husband’s business. They moved to Red Wing in 1965 where she worked at St. Joseph’s School, Red Wing Health Center and Braschler’s Bakery in food service. She moved to Jordan Towers in 1987. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where she was a member of the Women’s Guild; she was a member of the VFW Auxiliary; she enjoyed reading, crocheting, cribbage and 500.
Survivors include two daughters, Andrea (Le) Shelton of St. Paul and Dianne (Larry) Madson of Spring Valley, WI; two sons, David (Julianne Freij) Nordstrom of Red Wing and Daniel (Mary) Nordstrom of Plymouth, MN; five grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; one sister, Alice LeDoux of Little Falls, MN; nieces, nephews, other family members. Her husband, Eric Nordstrom, and one brother, Mark Schmidt, preceded her in death.
Kay J. Brand, age 40, died December 26, 1998, from injuries suffered following a motor vehicle accident in Rushford, MN.
Funeral services were held January 2, 1999, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN, with the Reverend Roger James officiating. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls.
Kay Janel Hansen was born May 30, 1958, in Little Falls to Lyle and Loretta (Piasecki) Hansen. In July 1974 she married Glen Hoheisel and together they farmed in Pierz, MN, until moving to Stockton, MN, in 1977. They were later divorced. Kay began working for Lucas in Rushford in 1984 and moved to Rushford in 1989. In September of 1990 she married Leroy Brand. Kay was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hart, MN. Kay will be remembered for her love of bowling, caring for her St. Bernard “Cruiser,” being an avid Vikings fan, gardening and watching her son, Tim, wrestle.
Survivors include her husband, Leroy Brand; one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Hoheisel of Rushford; one son, Timothy Joe Hoheisel of Rushford; mother, Loretta Rudie of Little Falls; maternal grandmother, Lucille Piasecki of Little Falls; three brothers, Tom (Karen) Gerwing of Little Falls, Rick Hansen of Greys Lake, IL, and Dean (Kathy) Hansen of Okinawa, Japan and two sisters, Karen (Eugene) Kuchinski of Pierz, MN, and Jayne Gerwing of Little Falls.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lyle and maternal grandfather, Casimer Piasecki and her paternal grandparents.
Marybeth E. Field, age 56, a resident of Cushing, MN, died December 17, 1998, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
Memorial services were held December 20 in the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church in Lincoln, MN, with Rev. Brian Burton officiating.
Marybeth Elizabeth Field was born on September 3, 1942, in Little Falls, MN, to the late Joseph George and Florence Elizabeth (Bates) Chandler. She grew up near Randall, MN, and attended school in Little Falls, graduating with the class of 1960. For years she worked several jobs around the country and returned to Cushing 16 years ago. She operated Beth’s Home Care Service and ran the Corner Cafe until illness slowed her down. She was a member of the Randall Presbyterian Church and participated in the activity of the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church in Lincoln.
Marybeth is survived by her twin daughters, JoAnne Eberhardt of Little Falls and Janell Mares of Cushing; a son, Kenneth Anderson of Cushing; three sisters, Darlene Foster of New Mexico, Gwen Maxwell of Lincoln and JoAnne Johnson of Oregon; two brothers, Clifford Chandler of Randall and Donald Chandler of Kirkland, WA, and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, June Zimmerman and an infant sister.
Dorothy E. Holmquist, age 74, a resident of Minneapolis, MN, died December 27, 1998, in Minneapolis.
A funeral service was held January 2, 1999, at the Albin Funeral Chapel on Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis. A private interment took place at Acadia Park Cemetery, Mendota Heights, MN.
Dorothy was born January 29, 1924, in Little Sauk, MN. Her parents were Edward and Sigrid Holmquist.
Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Willmar L. and Joyce Holmquist of Little Falls, MN; three nieces and one nephew.
Richard L. Schultz
Richard L. Schultz,Sr., age 71, a resident of New Brighton, MN, passed away.
Funeral services were held December 30, 1998, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mounds View. Interment was at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Swanville, MN.
Richard wasa life member of Circle-Lex VFW Post #6583, Lino Lakes and member of Ruth Adams Band at Nye’s in N.E. Minneapolis.
He is survived by children, Robert, Belinda McCormick, Richard Jr., Barbara Kampa, Kurt, and their spouses; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Cora Stumpf and Alice Koenig; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ione.