Geneva R. Hagen, 102, of Mabel
Geneva R. Hagen, 102, of Mabel, died Monday, July 27, 1998, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
She was born on Dec. 26, 1895, in Newburg Township, Fillmore County, to Charles and Emma (Randall) Bell. In 1916, she graduated from the Mabel High School and on Oct. 22, 1918, she married Henry Hagen in Riceford, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed at the Riceford church in 1918. The couple farmed in rural Mabel until Mr. Hagen's death in 1962. Mrs. Hagen remained on the farm until 1992 when she became a resident at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and its WELCA, she was a former president of the Mabel Alumni Association and also the church council. She enjoyed history and local, state and federal government issues.
Mrs. Hagen is survived by two sons, Robert and Charles (Elizabeth) both of Mabel; a daughter Ruth (Mrs. Vernon) Allen of Spring Grove; two grandchildren, Jonathan (Gwen) Allen of Mabel and Karen (Mrs. Tom) Traufler of La Crosse, Wis.; three great-grandchildren, Jody Rogich of La Crescent, Minn., and Shannon and Shelby Vickerman both of Mabel; and two great-great-grandchildren, Christopher and Adam Rogich, both of La Crescent. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter-in-law, Doris Hagen.
Funeral services will be 11a.m. today (Thursday) at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Lloyd Menke officiating. Burial will be in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is in charge of arrangements.
Francis William Hall, Jr., 81, SV area native
Francis William Hall, Jr. 81, died at his home in Mill Bay, British Columbia, Canada, on Feb. 17, 1998.
He was born near Spring Valley Aug. 20, 1916, the son of Francis, Sr., and Ethel (Duryee) Hall.
He graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1934. He served with the United States Air Force during World War II and then worked for the Philippine Air Lines in Manila and Honolulu until his retirement. On May 26, 1951, he married Alice Hamersma, whom he had met in Holland.
Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his sister, Lorena, in 1948; his father, Francis, Sr., in 1963; and his mother, Ethel, in 1975.
Survivors include his wife, of Mill Bay, B.C.; his brother, Victor Hall, Sr., McIntire, Iowa; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jalma "Jol" Hallisy, 86, of Harmony
Jalma "Jol" Hallisy, 86, of Harmony, died May 12, 1998.
Jalma Sampson was born April 24, 1912, in Clermont, Iowa, and attended rural schools. She married Emmett Burt on Oct. 11, 1930. He preceded her in death. On Oct. 2, 1971, she married Earl Hallisy and he also preceded her in death. She worked with produce with her first husband, was employed at a Harmony restaurant and, in later years, worked at Kelly Grocery until her retirement.
Survivors include two sons, Leslie Burt of Columbia Heights, Minn., and Richard Burt of Welch, Minn.; five grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Wedo of Postville, Iowa, Mearle Lee of Seattle, Wash., and Doris Nurre of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and five brothers, Lawrence Sampson of Fremont, Calif., Arnold Sampson of Bensonville, Ill., Ernest Sampson of Oxnard, Calif., Clarence Sampson of Cedar Rapids and Norman Sampson of Atlanta, Ga. A sister and three brothers preceded her in death.
The funeral was Saturday at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony with the Rev. Jon Sorum officiating. Burial was in Greenfield Cemetery in Harmony.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of arrangements.
Mildred C. Halverson, 96, of Spring Grove
Mildred C. Halverson, 96, of Spring Grove, formerly of Mabel, died Monday, March 23, 1998, at Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove.
Mildred Caroline Storlie was born Feb. 20, 1902, in Coon Valley, Wis., and graduated from LaCrosse High School and LaCrosse Normal School. She taught in country schools in the Janesville, Wis., and Mabel areas. On Sept. 3, 1930, she married Clifford Halverson at the Lutheran parsonage in Mabel. He died in 1956. Mrs. Halverson was an active member of Sheie Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two sons, Leonard of Mabel and Keith of Spring Grove; a daughter, Lorraine (Mrs. Darryl) Rud of Spring Grove; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a sister, Clarisa Bolstad of Isle, Minn. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services were Friday at Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in North Scheie Cemetery.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Gladys Halvorson, 75, of Rushford
Gladys Halvorson, 75, of Rushford died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, in Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
Gladys Paulson was born July 5, 1923, in Houston County. She grew up in the Rushford and Houston areas. She married James Halvorson on Nov. 28, 1944, in Houston. She and her husband farmed for many years in the Rushford area. She also worked as a cook at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home for 15 years. She and her husband loved to dance; their favorite dance spot was the Yucatan Supper club. She was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church.
She is survived by a brother, Berton Paulson of Houston; three sisters, Fern (Mrs. Jack) Feller of Houston, Betty Simon of Rushford and Valerie (Mrs. Harry) Wagner of Spring Grove; and three nieces who cared for her, Gail, Cathy and Patty. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and three sisters.
The funeral will be held Thursday at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston with the Rev. Mark Rydberg officiating. Burial in Silver Creek Cemetery in rural Houston.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hoff Funeral Homes, Cook Rushford Chapel and an hour before the service Thursday at the church.
Millicent Hamann, 84, of Chester, Iowa
Millicent Hamann, 84, of rural Chester and formerly of Spring Valley, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at Howard County Regional Health Services.
Millicent Milbrath was born July 16, 1913, near Spring Valley. On June 10, 1936, she married Arnold Hamann near Chester, and they lived on a farm near Chester and she ran an antique business.
Survivors include a son, Terry of Chester, and three sisters, Marcella Hamann of LeRoy, Verona Fjelstad of Stewartville, and Joan Schonsvy of Austin.
The funeral was Monday at Chester United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Holdorf officiating. Burial in Chester Hill Cemetery in Chester.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Lime Springs was in charge of arrangements.
M. Hammond, 71, formerly of Spring Grove
Marian Ardis Hammond, 71, of Aase Haugen Nursing Home in Decorah, formerly of Spring Grove, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, of natural causes at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Marian Lee was born Dec. 31, 1926, in Spring Grove and graduated from Spring Grove High School. On Sept. 17, 1949, she married Charles Hammond in Spring Grove. She was a Rochester resident for most of her married life and worked as a secretary at the Olmsted County Courthouse, was a clerk at Daytons and was a homemaker for many years. Mr. Hammond is a retired carpenter. Mrs. Hammond was a former member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and a current member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed reading, needlework and knitting.
Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Susan (Mrs. James) Haemker of Decorah; two grandchildren; and a sister, Helen (Mrs. Thor) Herseth of Ray, Minn. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rochester with the Rev. Sherman Coltvet officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Macken Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie Anna Hanlon, 82, of Cresco
Marjorie Anna Hanlon, 82, of Cresco, Iowa, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Marjorie Anna Gossman was born June 12, 1916, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, the daughter of John and Anna (Knox) Gossman. She was baptized and confirmed in the St. Agnes Catholic Church at Plymouth Rock. She attended rural school in Winneshiek County. She married Byron John Hanlon on Sept. 10, 1935, at St. Agnes Church. They farmed in Winneshiek County until retirement in 1977, when they moved to Cresco.
Mrs. Hanlon was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and friend. She dearly loved her family and hosting people in her home. She enjoyed embroidery, baking, canning, gardening, having her grandchildren and great-grandchildren visit and writing letters. She was an active member of the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Agnes Parish, Plymouth Rock, Iowa, and had been an active member of St. Joseph Parish in Cresco. Her religion was very important to her.
She is survived by her six daughters, Jean Ann and her husband, Jack Connolly, of Prescott, Ariz., Janice and her husband, Jack Roeder, of Byron, Arlene Hengel of Rochester, Diane Beelendorf of Green Bay, Wis., Cathy and her husband, Garry Elliott, of Decorah, Iowa, and Mary Jean and her husband, Dean Smorstad, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 18 grandchildren, Tim Connolly, Kevin, Brian, Dan and Cathy Roeder, John, Steve and Machelle Hengel, Mike, Pat and Chris Beelendorf, Bradley, Chad and Stephanie Elliott, Travis, Heidi, Chelsea and Derek Smorstad; 17 great-grandchildren, Sierra and McKenna Connolly, Rachel, Matt, Tom, Rebecca and Alex Roeder, Brianna, Brady Krueger, Dominique, Christopher, Alixx, Nicholas, Sarah and Jade Hengel, Matthew and Alexis Elliott; one brother, Herb Gossman of Cresco; and one sister, Loretta Kneeskern of Rochester.
Funeral services were held on Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Cresco with burial in St. Agnes Cemetery at Plymouth Rock. The Rev. Michael L. Tauke presided.
Conway Funeral Home in Cresco was in charge of arrangements.
Helen Christine Hansen, 98, Wykoff native
Helen Christine Hansen, 98, of Charter House, a former teacher and retired Weber and Judd office manager, died of a stroke Thursday morning, July 16, 1998, at Saint Marys Hospital.
Born July 3, 1900, in Wykoff, she moved to Rochester with her family in 1915 and was a 1917 graduate of Rochester High School. She was a 1921 graduate of Normal School in Whitewater, Wis., and in 1930 received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington-Seattle. She taught commercial subjects in Mount Vernon, Wash.; Tracy, Wabasha and Tower, Minn.; and Spencer and Fond du Lac, Wis. In 1937, she returned to Rochester and was employed as office manager for Weber and Judd Co. and served as the company's vice president from 1957 until her retirement in 1970. She was a member of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, a past president of the Rochester Club, a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and its women's circle, and the YWCA and its Century Club.
Survivors include two nephews. Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Charter House Chapel with the Revs. Ann Opitz and Robert Onkka co-officiating. Burial at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Oakwood Cemetery.
Vine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation.
Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.
Cody Hanson, infant boy from Iowa
Cody Michael Hanson, newborn infant son of Michael and Elizabeth (Merz) Hanson of Dubuque, Iowa, died on Monday, May 18, 1998, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic, Iowa City, Iowa.
He was born April 29, 1998, in Iowa City at the same hospital in which he died.
He is survived by his parents; maternal grandparents, Oliver and Ray Merz, Dubuque; paternal grandmother, Nelda Linden, Preston; paternal grandfather, Gordon Hanson, Preston; maternal great-grandmother, Myrtle Bisdorf, Dubuque; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held Friday at Mueller Memorial Chapel at Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery.
A memorial service was held Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, Preston.
Behr's Funeral Directors, Dubuque, were in charge of arrangements.
Gladys E. Hanson, 96, once of Lanesboro
Gladys E. Hanson, 96, of Rushford, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, where she had lived since September 1995.
She was born Gladys E. Moevs on Sept. 22, 1902, in LaCrosse, Wis. On Sept. 1, 1927, she married C.W. "Walt" Hanson in LaCrosse and they lived in Dodge Center before moving to Lanesboro in 1933. The two were co-owners of Hanson Drug Store in Lanesboro for many years. After her husband's death on Nov. 8, 1990, she moved to Rushford. She was a member of the Progress Club, Library Board, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and the Order of the Eastern Star and was a Girl Scout leader, all in Lanesboro.
Survivors include a son, Robert O. of Rushford; and a daughter, Mavis Hanson of Pinetop, Ariz. A daughter and a brother preceded her in death.
The funeral was held Tuesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.
Glenn E. Hanson, 84, Ostrander
Glenn E. Hanson, 84, of Ostrander, died Monday, April 13, 1998, at the Ostrander Nursing Home where he had resided since October of 1997.
He was born Nov. 3, 1913, in Lodi Township, Mower County, to William and Minnie (Erie) Hanson. On Jan. 26, 1936, he married Marian Farmer in Faribault, Minn.
He worked as a purchasing agent for the Farm and Home Store in Rochester and also worked for a short time at Usem's Chevrolet in Austin. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing.
Glenn is survived by his wife of Ostrander; son, Wayne and his wife, Peggy of Preston; four daughters, Joanne and Chuck Urness of Rochester, Karen and Roger Swenson of Zumbrota, Deborah and Dr. Peter Downing of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. and Denise and Dennis True of Gretna, Neb.; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one great-grandchild, one brother and one sister.
A memorial service was held Thursday, April 16, at the Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. James Ross officiating. Honorary casketbearers were Wayne Bye and Norman Woods. Burial was in the LeRoy Cemetery. The body was cremated.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Kimberly Hanson, daughter of GM woman
Kimberly Ann Hanson, 34, of San Francisco, Calif., died March 25, 1998, in San Francisco.
Kimberly Ann Fry was born July 4, 1963, in Lapeer, Mich., where she attended school. She also attended the First Baptist Church of Lapeer and was active in its AWANA program. On Aug. 18, 1979, she married Ben Hanson in Elba, Mich.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Toina, Krystal and Shawna, and a son, Justin, all of Grand Meadow; her mother, Mrs. Linda Speas of Grand Meadow; her father, Lynne Fry of Columbiaville, Mich.; and a brother, Kevin Fry of Lapeer.
A memorial service was held Friday, April 3, at First Baptist Church in Spring Valley.
Mabel P. Harland, 101, of Harmony
Mabel P. Harland, 101, of Harmony, died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Harmony Community Nursing Home. Mabel P. Soland was born July 8, 1896, in Preston Township, Fillmore County. She attended rural school and parochial school at Bethel Norwegian School in Preston Township and also attended Union Prairie Lutheran Church near Preston. On Jan. 23, 1926, she married Elmer Harland. The couple farmed in Canton Township near Henrytown. Mr. Harland died in 1977. In 1993, Mrs. Harland moved to the Harmony Community Nursing Home.
Survivors include a son, Mylon "Sonny" Harland of Harmony; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson and a half sister, Leone Schultz of Canton. Her husband, a daughter, a granddaughter, two brothers, two sisters, two half brothers, a half sister, three step brothers and a step sister preceded her in death.
The funeral was Monday at Henrytown Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery in rural Canton.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of arrangements.
Helen M. Healy, 89, formerly of Spring Valley
Helen M. Healy, age 89, of Rochester, died Monday, May 25, at the Samaritan Bethany Heights in Rochester.
Helen Nordby was born on Sept. 18, 1908, in Bloomfield Township in Fillmore County, the daughter of Hans and Henrietta (Hattlestad) Nordby. In 1924 she graduated from Spring Valley High School. In 1932 she was married to Thomas Healy in Preston. She worked in a variety of establishments in Spring Valley and was also a teacher's aide in the Spring Valley Elementary Schools. She was an active member of St. Ignatius Church in Spring Valley for over 30 years.
Surviving are five sons, Richard and Carrie of Rochester, Charles and Rita of Rochester, William and Patty of Cadott, Wis., Michael and Judy of Cashton, Wis., and Thomas and Jan of Jacksonville, Fla.; 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Wendall Nordby of Rushford; one sister, Thelma Tangen of LeRoy.
She was preceded by her parents, her husband in 1968 and one son, Robert, in 1995.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley with Fathers Russell Scepaniak and Edgar Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Spring Valley.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley where there will be a 7:30 p.m. prayer service. and one hour prior to services at the church.
Thauwald Funeral Home Spring Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Burton E. Heckerson, 83, of Spring Valley
Burton E. Heckerson, age 83, of rural Spring Valley died Thursday morning, May 14, 1998, at his home of natural causes.
He was born July 22, 1914, at Havelock, Iowa, the son of Francis and Bertha (Uhl) Heckerson. He grew up in Havelock and at the Odd Fellows Home in Mason City, Iowa, where he graduated from high school. He worked as a hired man, served in the CCC and farmed near Grand Meadow before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1941. He served in the South Pacific including Guadalcanal, and later in the states. He was awarded numerous medals including the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He married Harriet "Lil" Beavers on July 20, 1944, in Wichita, Kan. They moved to the Spring Valley area in 1947 where they farmed until 1980.
He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, the Ostrander American Legion and the Spring Valley VFW.
He is survived by his wife; one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie and Roberta; one daughter, Vicki Tate, all of Spring Valley; four grandchildren, Andrew Tate of Minneapolis, Melissa Tate of St. Paul, Michele Tate of Austin, Minn., and Tracy Jenkins of Spring Valley; one great-granddaughter; and one sister, Nadine Amrhein of Chaska, Minn. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
There was a memorial service Saturday, May 16, at Faith United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Rader officiating. His body has been cremated.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Myrna Hegg, 77, of Harmony
Myrna Hegg, 77, of Harmony, a longtime area farm homemaker, died Wednesday, April 22, 1998, at her home.
Myrna Gatzke was born Aug. 31, 1920, near Preston to Reuben and Lora (Bigalk) Gatzke. After graduating from Preston High School she attended beauty school in Minneapolis. On April 20, 1940, she married Clifford Hegg in Preston and they farmed near Harmony all their married lives. She worked alongside her husband in their earlier married years. In later years she spent a lot of time in the garden, taking care of her flowers and helping the Harmony Area Cancer Support Group, which was very important to her. Her husband died in April 1966.
Survivors include a son, Curtis (Renee) Hegg of Harmony; three daughters, Mavis (Mrs. Dean) Brunsvold of Harmony, Carole (Mrs. Gail) Engen of Canton and Penny (Mrs. Dan) Solberg of Lanesboro; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Bergeron of Alameda, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband and one infant son.
Funeral services were Saturday at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony with the Rev. Jon and Ann Sorum co-officiating. Burial was in the Greenfield Cemetery.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy V. Hennager, 78, of Harmony
Dorothy V. Hennager, 78, of Harmony, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at the Community Memorial Hospital in Winona.
She was born on April 16, 1919, in Bluffton, Iowa, to Nels and Hazel (Hummel) Duff. She was raised and attended school in the Decorah area. On June 15, 1942, she married Roy Vickerman in Preston. They lived in Amherst Township, Fillmore County, until their divorce. In 1971 she moved to Albert Lea where she married Archie Hennager on Dec. 26, 1979. Mr. Hennager later died and in 1984, she moved to Harmony where she has resided until recently moving to the Good Shepard Lutheran Home in Rushford.
Mrs. Hennager is survived by a son, Robert Vickerman of Harmony; three daughters, Violet Allen of Harmony, Bonnie Rickert of Glenville and Pamela (Mrs. Les) Wangen of Canton; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five brother, John Duff of Fort Meyers, Fla., Clarence Duff of Joplin, Mo., Dick Duff, Lester (Bud) Duff and George McArthur all of Decorah; and one sister, Doris Curtis of Vandalia, Ill. She was preceded in death by a son, Stanley Vickerman; one daughter, Hazel Vickerman; a brother, Frank Duff; a sister, Sarah Brooks; and a half-brother, Floyd Newton.
Funeral services were Wednesday at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel with the Rev. Leonard Wildes officiating. Burial was in Henry on the Hill Cemetery in rural Canton.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
Paul W. Henry, 93, father of Harmony man
Paul W. Henry, 93, of Bluffton, Iowa, died on Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at Harmony Community Nursing Home in Harmony following a long illness.
He was born Aug. 3, 1904, in Bluffton Township, Winneshiek County, son of John and Kathryn (Sexton) Henry. He attended Winneshiek County schools and Mankato Business College in Mankato. He married Agnes M. Tierney on Jan. 21, 1929, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Lawler, Iowa She died June 19, 1989.
He farmed his entire life in Bluffton Township. He will be remembered for his love of farming. He was a member of St. Bridget's Catholic Church and was the oldest living member of St. Bridget's.
Survivors include two sons, Virgil (Jane) Henry of Harmony and Calvin (Joanne) Henry of Marion, Iowa; three daughters, Eileen (Louis) Donohoe of Marion, Iowa, Joann (Robert) Hageman of Decorah and Madonna (Richard) Marsh of Stewartville; three brothers, Dr. Charles Henry of Ossian, Iowa, and Vincent and Gerald Henry both of Decorah; one sister, Mary Moth of Laguna Hills, Calif.; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Agnes, three brothers, John L. Henry, Orvine Henry and Herbert Henry; one sister, Kathryn; one great-granddaughter, Rachel Henry; one grandson-in-law, Dennis Fischer; and one granddaughter-in-law, Kimberly Henry.
The funeral was Wednesday at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Bluffton, Iowa, with Rev. Michael L. Tauke officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah was in charge of arrangements.