Denise A. Ackerman, 58, formerly of Wykoff
Denise A. Ackerman, 58, of Rochester, a former employee of Prints Plus and Tinkerbell Toy Store, died Saturday evening, Sept. 26, 1998, at Seasons Hospice after a brief illness with cancer.
Denise Ann Kidd was born July 13, 1940, in Wykoff and moved to Rochester with her family when she was seven. She was a member of the last graduating class at Rochester High School and after attending Mankato State University for two years, returned to Rochester. She worked at Tinkerbell Store and at Prints Plus in Apache Mall for several years after which she managed a Prints Plus store in the Twin Cities and lived in Plymouth, Minn., for five years. She returned to Rochester in 1995. On June 3, 1961, she married James G. Ackerman in Rochester. Her husband was a social studies teacher at John Marshall High School. He died March 18, 1973. Mrs. Ackerman enjoyed traveling and reading.
Survivors include a daughter, Marni L. Ackerman of Rochester; two sons, Brent G. of Rochester and Ross J. of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; two grandchildren; her mother, Hilda (Hanson) Kidd of Rochester; and three brothers, Dale Kidd of Eden Prairie, Minn., John Kidd of New Port, Minn., and James Kidd of Rochester. Her father preceded her in death. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church with the Rev. Elizabeth Lopez Spence officiating.
A family interment service will be conducted at Oakwood Cemetery. Vine Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Irma Adams, 81, mother of SV woman
Irma Adams, 81, of Osage, Iowa, died Friday, May 1, 1998, at the Faith Home in Osage. She was born July 11, 1916, in St. Ansgar, the daughter of August H. and Sophia (Miller) Kuehl. She married Albert N. Adams on July 21, 1934, at Stacyville. He died in 1994. Irma grew up in the St. Ansgar area and attended school in St. Ansgar. She and Albert moved to Osage in 1958.
She loved to play the piano and the organ. She also loved going out with family and friends. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Sacred Heart Ladies Guild.
Survivors include four daughters, Dorothy Gerbig and husband, Melvin, of Osage; Rose Ellingson and husband, Sheryl of Osage; Annette Anderson and husband, Kenneth of Spring Valley; Suzanne Krahn and husband, Ronald, of Mason City, Iowa, and one son, Alan Adams and wife, Cheryl, of Osage; 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren, five step- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, Arline Kuehl, and three brothers, Lloyd, Earl and Luvern.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage with Father Phillip Recker officiating. Cremation will follow the service with inurnment in the St. Ansgar Cemetery.
Champion Funeral Home in Osage, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.
Sandra Kappers Adams, 51, once of SV
Sandra Kappers Adams, 51, of Lakewood, Colo., formerly of Spring Valley, died of cancer Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge, Colo., after losing the battle with cancer.
Sandra Lee Kappers was born Sept. 24, 1946, in Cresco, Iowa, attended Spring Valley schools and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1964. She married John Adams of Denver, Colo., on Sept. 22, 1979.
Survivors include her husband, John; a son, Jesse, at home; a daughter, Shari (Mrs. Rex) McGraw of Rochester; a grandson, Colton McGraw of Rochester; her parents, Vernon "Barney" and Judy Kappers of Spring Valley; two sisters, Susan (Mrs. Jim) Cavanaugh of Spring Valley and Jo Ann (Mrs. Mark) Bernard of New Richland, Minn.; and two brothers, James Kappers of Spring Valley and Robert Kappers of Chatfield; several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.
The body was cremated. A memorial service was held in Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver on Saturday. A local memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander at a later date.
Evelyn Marie Afseth, 68, of Preston
Evelyn Marie Afseth, 68, of Preston, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. She was born on Sept. 10, 1930, in Preston, the daughter of Julius and Beulah (Kemple) Afseth.
She spent much of her childhood at Gillette Children's Hospital and also the University Hospital. She attended rural Watson Creek school and later took courses in typing and bookkeeping. She spent her adult life cooking, baking, embroidering and baby-sitting with her nieces and nephews. She baked cookies for Chic's Pizza in Preston for several years. She especially liked to embroider and made beautiful things including quilts for her nieces and nephews. She was a member of Preston United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Delores Afseth of Preston; one sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and John Wendt of Fountain; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were held on Monday at Preston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anthony Fink officiating. Bural was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston.
Thauwald Funeral Home, Preston, was in charge of arrangements.
Lorraine Albrecht, 77, of Spring Valley
Lorraine Marian Albrecht, 77, of Spring Valley, died Friday evening, Feb. 6, 1998, at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester.
Lorraine Poppe was born Jan. 27, 1921, in rural Stewartville, the daughter of Henry and Lila (Young) Poppe. She attended the Fillmore school as well as schools in Rochester and Wykoff. On Feb. 15, 1939, she was united in marriage to Reinhard Albrecht in Wykoff. The couple made their home in rural Wykoff until moving to Spring Valley in 1966. Mrs. Albrecht was a homemaker. She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Women's Missionary League, and was a past president of the Spring Valley Senior Citizens.
Survivors include one son, Larry of Rochester; four daughters, Louella (Mrs. Kermit) Meyer of Wykoff, Anna (Mrs. Bernard) Blaskowski of Winona, Evelyn (Mrs. James) Wagner of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Marlene (Mrs. David) Foster of Spring Valley; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Henry (LuVerne) Poppe of Elko, Nev.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 29, 1996, and one brother, Raymond Poppe.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Robert Burmeister officiating. Burial in Fillmore Cemetery, rural Wykoff.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Larry Elmo Alger, 60, formerly of SV
Larry Elmo Alger, 60, of Lisbon, Iowa, formerly of Spring Valley, died Saturday, May 9, 1998 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic in Iowa City following a lengthy illness with malignant melanoma.
He was born April 4, 1938, in Dickens, Iowa, grew up on the family farm and attended Gillette Grove country school and Grand Meadow schools. He was a Golden Gloves boxer and won the Regional Championship in Rochester in 1955. He married Faye Horsman on Sept. 20, 1956, in Spring Valley and they moved from Spring Valley to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1956; to Urbana, Iowa, in 1965 and to Lisbon in 1971. He farmed most of his life. In addition, he worked for Wilson Foods in Cedar Rapids for 32 years before his retirement, and owned and operated the City Meat Market in Cedar Rapids and the Pizza Palace in Mount Vernon, Iowa. He was a member of the Lisbon United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, Randy of Carroll, Iowa, Rick of Mount Vernon, Rawley of Lisbon, Royce of Iowa City and Rad of Lansing, Mich.; one daughter, Roxann (Mrs. Bryan) Speed of Rosemount, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; his mother, Anna (Strohman) Alger of Lisbon; and one brother, Bruce of Lisbon. His father and three brothers preceded him in death.
The funeral was Tuesday at the Lisbon United Methodist Church in Lisbon, Iowa. Burial was in the Lisbon Cemetery.
Morgan Funeral Home in Mount Vernon was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Larry Alger Memorial Fund, 496 Adams Ave., Lisbon, IA 52253.
Floyd Ray Allen, 59, Spring Valley native
Floyd Ray Allen of Circle Pines, Minn., died of cancer on May 10, 1998 at St. Johns Hospital in Maplewood, Minn.
He was born in Spring Valley on May 22, 1939, son of Floyd Sr. and Florence Allen. Mr. Allen was retired from the MTC Bus Company. He loved fishing and reading his Bible.
He was married on Jan. 14, 1961, to Ruth Doebbling who passed away Sept. 14, 1989.
He is survived by three sons; Todd and wife Jennifer, Kevin and wife Jody, and Floyd III and wife Angela; six sisters, Shirley (Hank) Vicideo of B.B. Island, Diane (Floyd) Vrieze of Wells, Minn., Karen (Frebert) Schultz of Kasson, Minn, Elaine (Ray) Winchel of Belvidere, Ill., Linda (James) Black of Hayfield, Minn., and Meredith (Paul) Laganiere of Grand Meadow; three brothers, Jerry Allen of Grantsberg, Wisc., LuVern Allen of Rice Lake, Wisc., and Darell Allen of Rochester; and eight grandchildren.
His wife and parents preceded him.
Funeral services are Wednesday, May 13, 1998, in Braham, Minn. Burial will be in Pine City, Minn.
Pauline M. Allen, 74, of Spring Valley
Pauline M. Allen, 74, of Spring Valley, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, from complications caused from heart surgery.
She was born March 19, 1924, in rural Spring Valley. She graduated from Spring Valley High School and on June 20, 1943, she married Gordon Allen in Rochester. He died in 1970. They lived in California while he was in the military, then moved to Babbitt, Minn., where he worked in the mining industry. They moved to Spring Valley in 1966.
Survivors include one son, Gordon Jr. of Fountain, and three daughters, Muff Allen of Red Wing, Teresa Jeche of Keno, Ore., and Tracy Allen of San Francisco.
The funeral was held Monday at Chatfield Lutheran Church with the Rev. Charles Akre officiating. Burial was in Washington Cemetery in rural Spring Valley.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.
Rose L. Allen, 93, Preston native
Rose L. Allen, 93, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had resided for seven months.
Rose L. Barber was born Feb. 12, 1905, in Preston. On Sept. 8, 1922, she married Roy Allen. He died April 3, 1964.
She was a homemaker and did cleaning for the Fountain bank and in homes. She was an avid gardener and baker and was a member of the Methodist church of Fountain. She was honored by then-Gov. Rudy Perpich for her work in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
Survivors include six grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 35 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a stepson, a stepdaughter, a step great-grandson, four brothers and five sisters.
The funeral was Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Fountain. The Rev. Robert A. Kandels officiated. Burial in Fountain Lutheran Cemetery.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.
Gene Anderson, 73, of Preston
Gene Anderson, age 73, of rural Preston, Minn., died Friday evening, June 26, 1998, at Saint Marys Hospital.
E. Eugene Anderson was born June 1, 1925, in Racine, Minn., the son of Elgar Vincent and Sadie Loretta (Loucks) Anderson. He was raised in the Spring Valley and Preston areas and graduated from Preston High School in 1943. He owned and operated the family dairy farm in Fountain Township, rural Preston, his entire life until he semi-retired five years ago to raise beef and crops. He married Helen Willowdean Adams on June 3, 1951, at the Preston Methodist Church.
He was an active member of the Preston United Methodist Church, past chairman and member for 35 years of the Fountain Township Board, member and past chairman of Preston Dairy and Farm Board of Directors, active member and past president of Farm Bureau, and a former member of the Soil and Water Conservation Board.
He is survived by his wife; six children, Gretchen (Mrs. Richard) Hartwig of Colo, Iowa ; Kathryn (Mrs. Norman) Wahl of Rochester; Thomas Anderson of Plainview; Carolyn (Mrs. Brian) Hoff of Wykoff; Susan (Mrs. John) Knutson of Prescott, Wis.; and Todd Anderson of Preston; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Audrey (Mrs. Charles) Arnold of Fountain and Marj Scott of Chatfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant children, and a sister, Shirley Olson, of Spring Valley.
The funeral was Wednesday, July 1, at the Preston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tony Fink and the Rev. Dr. Norman W. Wahl co-officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
Harris Beuford Anderson, 92, of Lanesboro
Harris Beuford Anderson, 92, of Lanesboro, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, at Community Memorial Hospital, Winona.
He was born June 12, 1905, in Clarkfield, Minn., to Hans and Cora Markegaard Anderson. He attended Anderson School House near Rushford. He married Lilly Emelia Edwardson in 1928 in Lanesboro. They were married almost 60 years.
He was a farmer and served as a volunteer driver for Semcac. He was a faithful member of First Lutheran Church of Highland, a church officer, and served on the Holt Township board. He enjoyed driving, playing cards, visiting family and friends, and doing good for others.
He is survived by two daughters, Gladys (Wallace) Bradley of Lanesboro and Lois (Loren) Berge of Whalan; five grandchildren, Walter (Susan) Bradley, Roger (Annette) Bradley, Lori (Steven) Quinnell, Luther and Lance Berge; four great-granddaughters, Melissa (Bryan) Guber, Nichole and Trisha Bradley, Shelley Quinnell; one great-great- granddaughter, Alexa Dawn Guber; two brothers, Maurice Anderson of Minnesota City and Archie (Erma) Anderson of Minneapolis; two sister, Hazel (Stanley) Pederson and Bernice McNally, both of the Twin Cities; and a special friend, Gladys Torkelson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a daughter, Marie Ann, three brothers, Kermit, Russel and Robert, one sister, Clarice Anderson.
A celebration of his life was held Tuesday, March 3, at First Lutheran Church of Highland in rural Whalan, with the Rev. Paul R. Johnson officiating.
Casket bearers were Keith Anderson, Steven Anderson, Troy Brugger, John Doyle, Milton Hallum, Robert Kingsbury, Steven McCallson, Ernest Tuff. Honorary casket bearers were Truman Austin, Bennett Berge, Donald Erickson, Gynther Flattum, Edwin Hallum, Temen Hallum, Virgil Hogie, Garland Linde, Don Lucas and Arlys Semmen.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.
Orrin 'Andy' M. Anderson, 88, of Spring Valley
Orrin "Andy" M. Anderson, 88, of Spring Valley, a retired businessman, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, at Rock Ridge Residential Care Center in Sheesburg, Iowa, where he had resided since June.
He was born Dec. 25, 1909, in Baker, Ill., but lived most of his life in Spring Valley. He married Emma Skare in June 1935. She died in 1962. He married Sophia Dennstedt in 1965.
From 1938 to 1946 he owned and operated the Webb Station in Spring Valley. From 1946 to 1949 he owned the Hudson Auto dealership, and then operated a welding shop until the late 1960s. After his marriage to Sophia they owned and operated Sophia's Cafe. They enjoyed spending time fishing and boating at their cottage near Sauk Center. He joined the Spring Valley Fire Department in 1945 and served for 15 years as assistant chief and later as chief.
Survivors include a son, Irvin "Sandy" Anderson of Marion, Iowa; a sister, Laura Emholtz of Minneapolis; a brother, Alfred of Rochester; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, a grandson and two brothers.
The funeral for Orrin "Andy" M. Anderson was Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, with the Revs. Jon Olson and Marlene Pankonin officiating. Burial was in Spring Valley Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Rudolph D. Anderson, 73, father of Racine man
Rudolph D. Anderson, 73, of Stewartville, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, where he had been a patient since Wednesday.
He was born Dec. 11, 1924, in rural Pine Island. His family moved to Kasson, and he grew up on the family farm and attended rural schools. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was involved in the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp.
He married Betty Louks on July 3, 1947, in Brainerd. They lived in Rochester for a year and then moved to Stewartville. He worked in road construction for both Quarve and Anderson and the Leon Joyce Construction Co.
He belonged to Stewartville United Methodist Church and American Legion Post No. 164 in Stewartville.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Jeffrey of Racine; two daughters, Colleen (Mrs. Gary) Leininger of Sartell, Minn., and Tammy (Mrs. Gordon) Ecklund of Stewartville; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Floyd of Mantorville and Robert of Chatsworth, Calif.
Two sons, a brother, two sisters and a half sister preceded him in death.
The funeral was Tuesday at Stewartville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Olson officiating. Burial, with a military graveside ceremony, was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.
Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville was in charge of arrangements.
Ruth E. Anderson, 95, of Harmony
Ruth E. Anderson, 95, of Harmony, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
She was born Oct. 12, 1903 at Rushford, the daughter of John and Ragna (Anderson) Magnuson.
She married Irvin Anderson on Sept. 21, 1927, at Rushford. The couple farmed near Henrytown and owned and operated the Henrytown Store for many years. They lived for short periods in Rushford and Winona before moving to Harmony in 1971. She was confirmed into the Lutheran faith in Rushford, and became a member of Henrytown Lutheran Church and its WELCA following her marriage.
She is survived by two daughters, Lorraine (John) Peterson of Decorah and Nila Klinge of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and one son, Willard (Mary) Anderson of Mason City, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994; five sisters, Clara, Mabel, Jennie, Mary and Annie; two brothers, Martin and George and one son-in-law, Norm Klinge.
The funeral was held at Henrytown Lutheran Church on Monday with the Rev. Audree Catalano officiating. Interment was in the Henrytown Lutheran Cemetery.
Lindstrom Funeral Home of Harmony was in charge of arrangements.
Adeline Armstrong, 85, sister of SV woman
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Braudaway of Lakeside, Calif.; two grandsons, Wade Carter and Brad (Tammy) Carter; one great- granddaughter; Valerie Carter, all of Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Claire (Beverly) Churchill and Ethel Olson, both of Spring Valley, plus several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Jim, in 1986, brother, Ray; and sisters Fern, Arvilla and Carol.
Services were held in California.
Evelyn Armstrong, 91, of Harmony
Evelyn Armstrong, 91, of Harmony, a former insurance agency co-owner, died Monday, June 22, 1998, at Harmony Community Nursing Home.
Evelyn Peterson was born May 1, 1907, in Lanesboro, graduated from high school and after completing teacher's training, taught for a time. On May 5, 1934, she married Thomas Armstrong. They owned and operated an insurance agency and she also was a tax consultant. Mrs. Armstrong was active in the community and a member of Harmony Civic and Commerce, HAPA, American Legion Auxiliary, hospital auxiliary, Photozean Club and Greenfield Lutheran Church.
Survivors include three sons, Thomas and Carroll, both of Harmony, and Jon of Maple Grove, Minn.; two daughters, Ann Nicols of Eagle Grove, Iowa, and Kay Crafton of Huntington Beach, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and three sisters.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Burial in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of arrangements.
Zeta M. Back, 90, of Spring Valley
Zeta M. Back, 90, of Spring Valley, a former farm homemaker and restaurant operator, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at Spring Valley Care Center, where she had resided for the last seven years.
She was born Nov. 4, 1907, in Streeter, Ill., to Theodore and Katheryn (Shephard) Thomas. On Jan. 28, 1946, she married Roy Back in Marysville, Kan. They operated two restaurants in the Spring Valley area and also farmed. Her husband died in February 1984.
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two sons, Larry of Graz, Austria, and Gordon of Roscoe, Ill.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, Audriana and Mckenzie. She was preceded in death by a grandson, two sisters and a brother.
The funeral was Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, with the Rev. Jon Olson officiating. Burial in Spring Valley Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Clayton G. Bacon, 90, once of Fountain
Clayton G. Bacon, 90, of Samaritan Bethany Heights in Rochester, formerly of Fountain, died Friday evening, March 6, 1998, at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester.
He was born June 4, 1907, in Waubay, S.D., the son of George O. and Hattie (Tienter) Bacon. The family moved to Fountain when he was young. He married Doris Winslow on April 17, 1929, in Wykoff. The couple made their home in the Fountain area where he hauled cream, was in the trucking business and drove school bus. They moved to Rochester in 1954 where he worked at the Mayo Clinic until his retirement in 1967. The couple became residents of Samaritan Bethany Heights in l991. His wife died April 25, 1995.
He was a member of the Fountain United Methodist Church.
He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Lois of Wabasha, Duaine and Bernita of Fountain, and Gerald "Jerry" and Rosy of Lakeville, Minn; one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Francis Wieseler of Rochester; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Lois Sandefur of Frenchtown, Mont.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by one grandson, one great-grandson and four brothers.
The funeral was Tuesday at the Fountain United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Kandels officiating. Burial was in the Fountain Lutheran Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of the arrangements.