Roger Dean Kreid, 51, of Grand Meadow
Roger Dean Kreid, 51, of Grand Meadow, a retired IBM employee, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
He was born Sept. 3, 1946, in Austin, graduated from high school in Grand Meadow and attended vocational school in Rochester. He married Sandie Hebl; they later divorced. Mr. Kreid had worked for IBM for 25 years prior to his retirement. He had lived in Florida, where he enjoyed sailing and scuba diving, and had returned to Grand Meadow six years ago.
Survivors include his father, Otto Kreid of Grand Meadow; a sister, Fay Rossman of Orange Park, Fla.; and two brothers, Dennis of Richland, Wash., and Curtis of Anchorage, Alaska. His mother preceded him in death.
A private family service was held on Tuesday with the Rev. Wayne Vogt officiating. There will be a spring burial in Grand Meadow Cemetery.
Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow was in charge of arrangements.
Wayne L. Kruse, 73, of Preston
Wayne L. Kruse, 73, longtime co-owner of National Bushing and Parts in Preston, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at his home, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Preston, Iowa, and graduated from Rochester Central High school in l942. He served in the Army for two years. On Oct. 3, 1934, he married Alta Sickle at the North Prairie Lutheran parsonage in rural Lanesboro. He was in partnership at National Bushing, with Clyde Boysen of Preston, for 37 years. He retired in 1988.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gary of Rochester and Mark of Rhome, Texas; six grandchildren; and a brother, Melvin, of Rochester. A sister preceded him in death.
The funeral was held Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lanesboro, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Spring burial will be in the Lanesboro cemetery.
Memorials were suggested to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Mayo Hospice Program.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.
Lillian L. Lage, 86, of Spring Valley
Lillian L. Lage, 86, of Spring Valley, a farm homemaker, died Sunday evening, Jan. 11, 1998, at the Spring Valley Care Center.
Lillian Louise Wright was born July 24, 1911, in Riceville, Iowa, the daughter of George and Louise (Wenig) Wright. She was raised in Rochester and worked at Saint Marys Hospital and in home health care. She married Helon Lage June 6, 1945, in Spring Valley. The couple made their home on a farm in rural Racine, and when they retired they moved into Spring Valley. Mr. Lage died March 14, 1976. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.
She is survived by three sisters-in-law, Iva Wright of Millville, Minn., Hattie Lage of LaGrange, Ind., and Viola Haupt of Arlington, Wis., and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, and a sister.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Marlene Pankonin officiating. Burial will be in Frankford Cemetery in rural Spring Valley.
There will be a reviewal at the church today from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
The family prefers memorials be given to the Mayo Foundation for cancer research and Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Leonard P. Lane, 79, father of Wykoff woman
Leonard Palmer Lane, 79, of Spring Grove, a longtime area farmer, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wis.
He was born June 22, 1919, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, attended Kjome School in Highland Township, rural Spring Grove, and lived in the Spring Grove area all his life. On Oct. 26, 1940, he married Thelma O. Overhaug at Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church parsonage in Allamakee County, Iowa, and they farmed in Highland Township, Winneshiek County. Mr. Lane was a lifelong member of Highland Lutheran Church and served on many church committees, was on the Highland Township Election Board for 50 years, and a member of the Sons of Norway for more than 50 years.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ronald and Larry, both of Spring Grove; a daughter, Arlys (Mrs. Jerry) Markham of Wykoff; five grandchildren; a brother, Ralph of Spring Grove; and four sisters, Mrs. Bernice Myhre, Helen (Mrs. Jerome) Melbostad, both of Spring Grove, Evelyn (Mrs. Joe) Valdez of Waukegon, Ill., and Lila Mahr of Waukon, Iowa.
The funeral was Tuesday at Highland Lutheran Church in rural Spring Grove with the Rev. David H. Andreae officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Wesley H. Lange, 91, formerly of Harmony
Wesley H. Lange, 91, formerly of Brownsdale, died Sunday, May 31, 1998, at Meadow Manor in Grand Meadow.
He was born July 23, 1906, in Granger, Minn., to Minnie (Arns) and Herman Lange. He attended school in Harmony until the eighth grade. He married Laura Kiehne at Big Springs Lutheran Church of rural Harmony Nov. 3, 1926. After marriage he farmed and drove a truck. He moved to Austin and started working at Hormel's in 1927. In 1946 he started farming in rural Brownsdale, continuing to work at Hormel's. After retirement from Hormel's in 1968 he raised horses for "show." His hobbies included woodworking, welding for friends, machinery repair, and travel.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Chris Peterson of Auburndale, Fla., and Maxine and Charles Mlenar of Spring Valley; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Kaye Lange of Austin and Richard and Jenny Lange of Rochester; sister-in-law, Clara Lange of Preston; 28 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; an infant daughter, Mary; two sons and five brothers.
Memorial services will be held at Big Springs Lutheran Church in rural Harmony, Minn., on Friday, June 5, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Keith Parker officiating. Interment will be at Big Springs Cemetery in rural Harmony. Friends may call at the church one hour before the service.
Memorials preferred to the donor's choice.
Worlein Funeral Home in Austin was in charge of arrangements.
R. Langland, 82, formerly of Spring Grove
Richard A. Langland, 82, of rural Waukon, Iowa, died Friday, May 22, 1998, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon, following a brief illness.
Richard Alexander Langland was born July 3, 1915, in Spring Grove. His parents were Charley M. and Clara E. (Hille) Langland. He was baptized and confirmed at the Highland Lutheran Church and attended Highlandville area rural schools.
On Nov. 17, 1951, he was united in marriage with Lila Hagen in Elgin, Ill. He spent his working life farming in the Glenwood area. He also worked for several years at Northern Engraving in Waukon.
He was a member of Glenwood Lutheran Church, Lutheran Brotherhood, Farm Bureau and was a former Glenwood Township Trustee and rural fire board director. He enjoyed gardening and working in his yard, playing cards, horseshoes, dart ball and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, three daughters, Charlene (John) Loven of Decorah, Cheryl (Brad) Freilinger of Monona and Kathy Langland of Waukon; one son, Rick (Brenda) Langland of Waukon; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph Langland of Amherst, Mass., and Walter (Adeline) Langland of Spring Grove and one sister, Lois Langland of Claremont, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Corrine Hexom and Norma Bothell; and brothers Maurice, Charles and Harold Langland.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah with the Rev. Joseph Lambert officiating. Burial was at the Glenwood East Cemetery.
Martin Funeral Home of Waukon was in charge of arrangements.
M. Larsen, 87, mother of Preston man
Margrethe P. Larsen, 87, of Dundas, Minn., mother of David J. Knutson of Preston, a Fillmore County surveyor, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at her home.
Survivors also include another son, six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a brother. A son and a brother preceded her in death.
No services are planned. The body was donated to the Mayo Foundation.
John Leeseberg, 74, of Preston
John Frederick Leeseberg, 74, of Preston, died Friday, July 31, 1998, at the Preston Good Samaritan Center in Preston.
He was born March 25, 1924, in Carimona, the son of Frank and Martha (Smith) Leeseberg. He attended school in Preston and graduated in 1940. After graduating he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and was stationed in Decorah, Lanesboro and Ely, Minn. On Jan. 16, 1945, he enlisted in the Marines. He was stationed in Camp LeJeune, N.C., where he was in War Dog training. Upon his discharge on Aug. 13, 1946, he went to work for Hans Jorgenson Construction as an apprentice carpenter and received his certificate as journeyman carpenter on March 7, 1951. On Sept. 14, 1952, he married Doris Wilbright at the Methodist Church in Wykoff. Over the years he worked for Victor Wubbels Construction, Morris Bjork Construction in Preston, and Lahmers Construction and Hoagland Construction in Rochester. At the time of his retirement he was a self-employed carpenter.
He was a member of the Preston United Methodist Church, the Preston American Legion, and he had also been a Boy Scout. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, horseshoes, and other outdoor activities, along with woodworking.
He is survived by his wife Doris of Preston, one daughter, Kathy, of Harmony. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vickie, and two sisters, Madelyn Gordon and Maxine Johnson.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Preston United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Marilyn Loken officiating. Burial was in Carimona Cemetery in rural Preston, with full military rites by the Preston American Legion.
Thauwald Funeral Home, Preston, was in charge of arrangements.
Arnold Leibold, 77, of York Township
Arnold Leibold, 77, of York Township, Fillmore County, rural Lime Springs, a retired farmer and carpenter, died Monday, March 23, 1998, at Ostrander Nursing Home.
Born April 23, 1920, in Fremont Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, he attended East York School and worked as a farm hand until joining the Army during World War II. After his discharge he returned to the area and farmed with a brother and also was a carpenter.
Survivors include three brothers, Raymond of Lime Springs, Edwin of Ostrander and Raphael of Ames, Iowa; and two sisters, Cecelia Hall of Chester, Iowa, and Lorrina Munkel of Lime Springs. A brother preceded him in death.
A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Chester, with the Rev. John Moser officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery in Cresco, Iowa.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Lime Springs was in charge of arrangements.
Eileen Leighton, stepmother of Wykoff man
Eileen C. Leighton, 49, of Richville, Minn., formerly of the Kasson area, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Merit Care Hospital in Fargo, N.D. where she had been a patient four days.
Eileen C. Petersen was born July 7, 1948, in Rochester, grew up in rural Kasson and graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School. On Nov. 20, 1965, she married Mikkel Boyum in rural Kasson. They farmed in rural Kasson area and were later divorced. She married Garry Leighton July 1, 1996, in Mantorville. They had resided in Richville 1 1/2 years.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Carey Boyum of Mission Viejo, Calif., Peter Boyum of Perham, Minn., and Kenneth Boyum of Kasson; two daughters, Bonnie (Mrs. Jason) Pfeifer of Blooming Prairie and Patty Boyum of Rochester; a stepson, Adam Leighton of Wykoff; three stepdaughters, Becky (Mrs. Greg) Adkins and Holly (Mrs. Corey) Sanford, both of Cherry Grove, and Jessica Leighton of Pine Island; five grandchildren; her father, Rueben Petersen of Oronoco; a brother, Rick Petersen of Moberly, Mo.; and two sisters, Margaret Mink and Pam Petersen, both of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her mother.
The funeral was Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kasson with the Revs. Adolf Quast and Mark Schwartz co-officiating.
Dibble Funeral Home in Kasson was in charge of arrangements.
Patricia E. Lenton, 59, sister of SV man
Patricia E. Lenton, 59, of Rochester, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at the home of one of her sons in Rochester.
Patricia Aarsvold was born June 23, 1938, in Kasson. She married Rodney Lenton, Sr. on Nov. 25, 1956, in Forest City, Iowa. She was secretary of the Eagles' Auxiliary for 16 years and was active in the American Liver Foundation; Life Source and Hiawatha Homes Festival of Trees. She received a liver transplant in 1988 and organized the first annual liver transplant picnic, inviting other transplant patients and their families that she met while recuperating. The event is heading into its ninth year.
Survivors include her husband; four sons, Rodney J. Jr., Rory and Randy, all of Rochester; and Wesley of Minneapolis; 12 grandchildren; her mother, Joyce Bacon of Kasson; four sisters, Charlotte (Mrs. Albert) Hamm of Boca Raton, Fla.; Sharon (Mrs. Robert) Gangloff of Northfield; Christine (Mrs. Woody) Laughnan of Sacramento, Calif.; and Rebecca (Mrs. Rick) Senner of Lake Preston, S. D.; six brothers, David Aarsvold of Dodge Center, Jack Aarsvold of Mesa, Ariz., Thomas Aarsvold of Stillwater, Clifford Aarsvold of Hayfield, Daniel Aarsvold of Spring Valley, and Theodore Aarsvold of Byron; and a half-brother, Mark Aarsvold of Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother.
The funeral was Monday at Ranfranz Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Senner officiating. Burial at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Ranfranz Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Michael James Leutink of Spring Valley
Michael James Leutink, age 3 months and 4 days, died on Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, in Spring Valley.
He was born on Oct. 29, 1997, in Cresco, the son of Robert and Melissa (Saltou) Leutink.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Melissa of Cherry Grove; one brother, Zachary Saltou at home; maternal grandparents, Charles and Connie Saltou of Lime Springs; paternal grandparents, Charles and Joyce Leutink of Wykoff; one aunt, Patricia Grant of Wykoff; one uncle, Shawn Pint and his wife, Cathy, of Spring Valley. He was preceded in death by one uncle, Michael Eugene Leutink.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Wykoff United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Kandels officiating. Burial in the Wykoff Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Henry Lietz, 82, of Harmony
Henry Lietz, 82, of rural Harmony, a longtime area farmer, died Saturday June 13, 1998, at Harmony Community Nursing Home.
Born June 21, 1915, in Granger, he attended Granger Elementary School and lived and farmed in the Granger area all his life. On April 22, 1942, he married Mary Webb at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Granger. A lifelong member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, he was a member of Luther League, Lutheran Men's Brotherhood and church committees, taught Sunday school, was a cemetery warden and served on the cemetery board for 55 years. He enjoyed music, especially playing the guitar and the harmonica.
Survivors include his wife; a brother, Paul, of rural Cresco, Iowa; and three sisters, Martha Biel and Dorothy Johnson, both of rural Harmony, and Emily Bearman of Waterloo, Iowa. He was preceded in death by an infant sister.
Funeral services were Tuesday at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Granger with the Rev. Keith Parker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco was in charge of arrangements.
Adeline Lillejord, 89, of Preston
Adeline Lillejord, 89, died Thursday morning, Feb. 19, 1998, at Preston Good Samaritan Center, Preston.
Adeline Rosella Jerson was born Sept. 27, 1908, at Highland, Minn., the daughter of Jacob and Ellen (Johnson) Jerson. She was baptized and confirmed at Highland Lutheran Church. She attended school at Highland, Lanesboro, Red Wing Seminary, Red Wing, Minn., and graduated from Rushford High School. She began nurse's training at Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis and while there met Hans C. Lillejord. They were married at Highland Lutheran Church in October of 1930.
Following their marriage, the couple made their home in Annaud, Manitoba, Canada, where they operated a seed farm for 17 years. They then made their home in Lanesboro. They owned land at Highland and North Prairie until after Mr. Lillejord's death in 1953.
Following his death, she obtained her LPN degree and bought and managed several board and care nursing homes in Lanesboro and Preston. In 1962, in partnership with three local doctors, she built and managed Preston Nursing Home. Later the family purchased the nursing home and she continued to manage it until her son became administrator. Preston Nursing Home was sold to Good Neighbor, and they later sold to Good Samaritan. She has been a resident there for the past four years.
She is survived by three sons, Nels (Dereth) of McVille, N.D., Hans (Marleta), Austin, Texas, and Eric, St. Louis Park, Minn; four grandchildren, Jon (Connie), Jamestown, N.D., David (Joy), Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Hans (Loretta) Crystal, Minn., and Kersten of Austin, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Andrew Lillejord, Jamestown, N,D.
She was preceded in death by her husband and by six sisters, and one brother, who died as an infant.
The funeral was Monday at Christ Lutheran Church, Preston, with the Rev. Joe Schularick officiating. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
Nelda J. Linden, 68, of Preston
Nelda J. Linden, age 68, of Preston, Minn., died Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
The former Nelda Pfremmer was born Jan. 30, 1930, in Duluth, Minn., the daughter of Robert and Caroline (Papke) Pfremmer. She was raised in Preston where she attended school. She worked as a salesperson at Caroline's Dress Shop in Preston for a number of years. She married Gordon Hanson in 1946 and the couple made their home in Preston. They were later divorced. She moved to Dubuque, Iowa, in 1959 where she married Eugene Linden. The couple returned to Preston in 1963 where she worked as a waitress. They divorced in 1978. She ran the popcorn stand in Preston in the 80s and early 90s and had most recently been a volunteer for Semcac and the Fillmore County Food Shelf.
She was a member of the Preston VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Hanson of Preston, Robert and Eileen Linden of Preston, Mike and Beth Hanson of Dubuque, Iowa, Charles Linden of Rochester; and Jay Linden of Kipnuk, Alaska; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Kay and Barry Wold of Mabel, Pat and Mike Botten of Minneapolis, and Joy Beth Specht of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by one son, one grandson, her parents, and one brother.
The funeral was Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with the Revs. Jim Rushton and Joe Schularick co-officiating. Cremains will be buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston at a later time.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
Gerald Robert Linstroth, 75, of Harmony
Gerald Linstroth, 75, of Harmony, died Friday, June 19, 1998, of emphysema, at Olmsted Community Hospital.
He was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Minneapolis. Mr. Linstroth lived in San Diego until 1987, when he moved to Harmony. He worked as a painter, chef and tuna fisherman. During World War II, he was a member of the Merchant Marines. He was a member of the Elks Club and Moose Lodge. On Feb. 4, 1956, he married Norma Hushagen in Rochester. She was a registered nurse in Rochester. The couple later divorced.
Survivors include two sons, Allen of Ramona, Calif., and Donald of El Cajon, Calif.; a sister, Sandra Cowden of Westlake Village, Calif.; and one grandchild. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.
There are no services planned at this time. Burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston.
Macken Funeral Home in Rochester was in charge of arrangements.
Jed B. Little, 18, grandson of area couples
Jed Barrett Little, 18, son of Jim and Kathy Little of Houston, died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wis., of injuries suffered in a car accident.
Born July 11, 1979, in La Crosse, he was a senior at Houston High School and had been accepted at Winona State University and received a scholarship to the school. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Minnesota Vikings, was a creative writer and enjoyed working on his computer.
In addition to his parents, survivors include grandparents Frank and Myrna Little of Fountain and Morris and Margie Bjork of Preston.
The funeral was Saturday at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston with the Revs. Mark M. Rydberg and Lane Zaffke co-officiating. Burial was in the Fountain Community Cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Wallace E. Lockhart, 86, of Mabel
Wallace Elmo Lockhart, 86, of Mabel died June 18, 1998, at Green Lea Manor in Mabel.
He was born July 4, 1911, in Chester, Texas, to Willie and John Wesley Lockhart. He married Lyla Storlie July 30, 1943, in San Diego, Calif. He farmed on Irish Ridge for many years. He spent most of his life as a carpenter, remodeling and building many homes in the Spring Grove area and recent years was a school crossing guard. The Lockharts moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., then to Tyler, Texas, and Albuquerque, N.M. before moving back to Mabel two years ago.
He enjoyed fishing, travel and telling a good story.
Mr. Lockhart is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lyla; his sons Darrol of Waxhaw, N.C. and John of Garrison, Texas; five daughters, Andrea Richards of Albuquerque, N.M.; Joyce Fogarty of Duncanville, Texas; Laraine Borman of Broomfield. Colo.; Carolyn Grady of Duncanville, Texas, and Lois Houston of McGrew, Neb; 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Pete and Arville; his sister, Madie; and his eldest son, James.
Memorial services were held at Black Hammer Lutheran Church on Monday, June 22.
Roble Funeral Home, Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Doris Jean Long, 63, formerly of Spring Valley
Doris Jean Long, age 63, formerly of Spring Valley, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 21, 1998, at the Dodge Center EMSOCS Group Home in Dodge Center, Minn., following a lengthy illness with cancer.
She was born March 29, 1935, in rural Spring Valley, the daughter of Melvin and Leota Mae (Bacon) Long. She lived with her parents in the Spring Valley area until moving to Rochester in 1965 where she worked for Ability Building Center. She became a resident of the Dodge Center EMSOCS Group Home in 1985.
She enjoyed playing cards and interacting with the senior citizens in Dodge Center.
She is survived by three brothers, Kenneth Long of Spring Valley, James Long of Rio, Calif., and Melvin Long, Jr. of Wheatland, Wyo.; and three sisters, Marian Gonzagowski of Missouri, Betty Bolstad of Stewartville, and Lois Ingersoll of Austin, Minn.
The funeral was Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley with Pastor David Fiksen of Prince of Peace Ministries in Dodge Center officiating. Burial was in the Spring Valley Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Darlene K. Lorius, 52, of Spring Valley
Darlene K. Lorius, 52, of Spring Valley, died Tuesday afternoon, April 21, 1998, at her home in Spring Valley of cancer.
She was born April 29, 1945, in Spring Valley, the daughter of Anton and Anna (Westphal) Lorius. She spent her childhood on a farm near Cherry Grove. She spent her adult life in and around the Spring Valley area and was employed by the Development Achievement Center in Preston.
She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.
She is survived by one brother, Fred Lorius of Spring Valley; two sisters, Mary (Mrs. Vance) Knauf of Chatfield, and Ruth (Mrs. Paul) Ness of Spring Valley; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and two infant brothers.
The funeral was Friday, April 24, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Marlene Pankonin officiating. Burial was at the Etna Cemetery in rural Spring Valley.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
James R. Lucas, 54, Wykoff native
James R. Lucas, 54, of Rochester, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, at his home.
He was born March 21, 1944, the son of Lloyd and Zella (Young) Lucas, in Wykoff. He grew up in the area and attended school in Wykoff. He was a longtime employee of Libby and Seneca Foods and was currently employed at ABC of Rochester.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rochester and enjoyed church activities, parades and local town festivals.
He is survived by his mother; two brothers, Dale of Lake City, Minn., and Joe of Stewartville, Minn.; one sister, Judy (Mrs. Edwin) Lee of Bixby, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers.
The funeral was Monday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wykoff with the Rev. Karl Hollibaugh officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff was in charge of arrangements.
Nethalie Pat 'Dotti' Lund, 59, once of Preston
Nethalie Pat "Dotti" Lund, 59, of Paynesville, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, in Nebaj, Guatemala, while serving on a 10-day Health International mission.
She was born June 3, 1938, in Virginia, Minn., the daughter of Magnus and Leatha Jensen. She grew up in Virginia where she graduated from high school. In 1956 she graduated from the University of Minnesota in dental hygiene.
The couple lived in Preston from 1966 to 1982 where her husband, Michael Lund, served as Preston-Fountain Elementary School principal, and Community Ed director. He preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1996, of ALS.
She is survived by two sons, Michael (Racheal), of Cross Lake, Minn., and Daniel of St. Cloud; one granddaughter, Sierra Danielle Lund, Cross Lake; one sister, Fayal "Kokie" Von Grossmann, of Bloomington, and nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville. There was no interment. The family requested memorials to the ALS Society.
Stella T. Lund, 94, of Mabel
Stella T. Lund, 94, of Mabel, died Monday, March 23, 1998, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
She was born May 4, 1903, in Canton Township, Fillmore County, to Jacob and Sadie (Hegland) Lund. She graduated from Harmony High School in 1921 and then earned a bachelor's degree in teaching from Winona Normal Teachers' College. She taught school for 41 years in various Minnnesota communities including Newburg, Amherst, Preston, Pipestone and Faribault. She was a lifetime member of the Newburg United Methodist Church, rural Mabel, and a member of the Minnesota Education Association.
She is survived by two sisters, Lois Knuth and Mildred McConnell, both of Mabel. She was preceded in death by a brother, James.
Funeral services were Monday at the Newburg United Methodist Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Leonard Wildes officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.