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MINNESOTA - Fillmore County - Miscellaneous Obituaries from 1998 - 15

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Friday, 28 August 2009, at 9:20 p.m.

Harold A. Patchin, 91, father of Canton man
Harold A. Patchin, 91, a Farmington Township farmer, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Hillcrest Community Care Center in Plainview, where he had resided three weeks.
Mr. Patchin was born April 13, 1906, in High Forest Township, Olmsted County, grew up on the family farm and graduated from Stewartville High School. On Dec. 27, 1923, he married Gertrude B. Postier in Rochester. They lived in Canton, Ohio, for three years and then returned to Minnesota and farmed in the Byron and Stewartville areas before moving to Farmington Township in 1942. His wife died April 30, 1995. Mr. Patchin was a former officer of the Plainview-Elgin Riders Saddle Club.
Survivors include a son, Willard H. of Canton, Minn.; a daughter, Joyce (Mrs. Claude) Balcome of Millville; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Vine Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Virginia Pych of Grace United Church of Christ in Millville officiating. Burial was in High Forest Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family.

Dorothy Pederson, 73, mother of Mabel man
Dorothy E. Pederson, 73, of Rushford, a nurse and longtime Rushford-Mabel area resident, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Dorothy E. Ladsten was born July 22, 1925, in rural Mabel, attended Newburg School and graduated from Mabel High School in 1943. She attended Luther College in Decorah and graduated from Franklin School of Nursing in Minneapolis. In June 1946, she married Francis L. Pederson. Mrs. Pederson was a nurse for 30 years and worked at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford and Valley View Nursing Home in Houston. She had also lived in Stewartville. She was active in Semcac and served as supervisor of home-delivered meals and senior programs for nine counties and established the local commodities and food shelf programs. She was a supervisor and district manager for House of Lloyd Toys and Gifts for many years and traveled throughout the world on behalf of the company. A member of Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson, she was active in circle, was a past president of WELCA and was Lutheran Brotherhood communicator for the church.
Survivors include six sons, Charles and John of Rushford, Harold of Mabel, Thomas of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Carl of Pine City, Minn. and Paul of Rochester; three daughters, Catherine (Mrs. Allan) Cordes of Worthington, Minn., Elizabeth (Mrs. Kenneth) Howe of Stewartville and Jennifer (Mrs. Richard) Dahl of Rochester; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Her husband and a daughter preceded her in death.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson with the Rev. Stephen A. Fiksdal officiating. Burial was in Scheie Church Cemetery in rural Mabel.
Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel were in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn I. Persons, 89, once of Spring Valley
Evelyn I. Persons, 89, of Ashland, Neb., formerly of Spring Valley and Rochester, died Dec. 25, 1997, in Ashland.
She was born March 25, 1908, in Weyburn Plains, Saskatchewan, Canada to C. P. and Frances Lamphere. The family moved to Rochester when she was a child. On Jan. 14, 1931, she married Frank D. Persons in Rochester. After moving to Spring Valley in 1938 she owned and operated Persons' Greenhouse on Fremont Street. She also was a correspondent for the Spring Valley Tribune, Austin Herald and Rochester Post-Bulletin. She was a member of the Valley and Frankford Granges, Royal Neighbors, Hospital Auxiliary, Garden Club, and she taught the cradle roll class at the E.U.B. Church for many years. She was a former member of Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry (Marilyn) of Anaheim, Calif., and Richard, also of California; two daughters, Nancey Iverson of Fort Myers, Fla., and Judy Persons of Sophia, W.Va.; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Bethal Lynch of New York state; and a son-in-law, Dave King of Ashland, Neb. She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Frances King; and four sisters.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley. The body was cremated.

A. Peterson, 69, sister of area man
Annabel Mae Peterson, 69, of Austin, died Friday, July 17, 1998, at Prairie Manor Nursing Home in Blooming Prairie.
Annabel Mae Espe was born April 8, 1929, in Duncan, Iowa. On Sept. 11, 1949, she married Tilferd Peterson in Austin. She was a deacon at Westminster Presbyterian Church and belonged to Women of the Moose.
Survivors include two sons, Richard of Austin and Roger of Prior Lake, Minn; a daughter, Mary (Mrs. Pete) Hyland of Eden Prairie, Minn.; three grandchildren; four brothers, Sylvester Espe, Richard Espe and Leonard Espe, all of Austin, and Paul Espe of Spring Grove; and three sisters, Evangeline Reimamnn of St. Francis, Minn., Dorothy (Mrs. Reese) Butterfield of McIntire, Iowa, and Alice (Mrs. Harold) Wiste of Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services were held Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin.
Worlein Funeral Home in Austin was in charge of arrangements.

A. Peterson, sister of Spring Grove woman
Annie Peterson, 89, of Decorah, died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at the Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove, Minn.
Annie (Sollien) Peterson was born Feb. 28, 1909, in Highland Township of Winneshiek County, the youngest of the seven children of Styrk and Christine (Juelson) Sollien. She was baptized and confirmed at Highland Lutheran Church.
She attended rural schools in Highland Township and graduated from Spring Grove High School in 1928. She also completed normal training in Spring Grove, enabling her to be a teacher.
She was united in marriage with Oliver G. Peterson on Oct. 19, 1929, at Highland Lutheran parsonage. They farmed at several Winneshiek County locations until Oliver's death Dec. 12, 1965.
Mrs. Peterson was active in the church circles at the various Lutheran churches near their farms, including Waterloo Ridge, Canoe Ridge, Madison and First Lutheran in Decorah. For several years, she worked assisting local homemakers and was active in RSVP.
She retired to Oneota Housing in 1989, where she resided until she became a resident of the Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center in February of 1998. Among her favorite pastimes were reading, playing Scrabble, crossword puzzles, visiting with family and friends and cutting quilting squares for a local quilting group.
Survivors include four sons and two daughters, Beulah and John Shindelar of Fort Atkinson, Sylvia and Blaine Roberts of San Jose, Calif., Alton and Eldie Peterson of Paso Robles, Calif., Lorraine Ellickson of Murrieta, Calif., Carol and Spencer Bolson of Decorah and Robert and Dianne Peterson of Cedar Falls; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Emma Holtan of Northwood and Ella Blexrud of Spring Grove; sister-in-law Florence Sollien of Spring Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Johannes and Syver Sollien; two sisters, Martina Soten and Gina Dreivold; and one great-granddaughter, Kerri Lynn Barloon.
Funeral services were held Saturday at First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Steven Jacobsen officiating. Burial was in the Madison Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ridgeway.
Fjelstul Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

David Peterson, 58, formerly of Lanesboro
David Allan Peterson, 58, of Houston, died of cancer Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at his home.
Mr. Peterson was born March 20, 1940, in Lanesboro. He attended Abrahamson and Elstad country schools, Lanesboro Public School until 1956, then moved to Yucatan with his family and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1958. He held a number of construction jobs. Among the projects he worked on was the Cross of Christ Church. Also, he held several truck driving jobs before beginning his employment with Fleming Foods of LaCrosse, in February of 1978. In 1997, he received the driver-of-the-year award. On Aug. 9, 1991, he married Linda Omodth in Deadwood, S.D.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Terri Peterson of Houston; a stepdaughter, Jan Jacobson of St. Charles; a stepson, Mike Kurtz of Houston; six stepgrandchildren; his mother, Inez Peterson of Winona; two sisters, Marilyn (Mrs. Willis) Boyer of Winona and Darlyne Kennelly of Boca Raton, Fla.; and two brothers, Everett of Winona and Duane of Yucatan. His father preceded him in death.
Funeral services were Saturday at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston with the Rev. Lane Zaffke officiating. Burial was in Yucatan Cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Home-Houston Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Doris E. Peterson, 71, of Mabel
Doris E. Peterson, 71, of Mabel, died Monday, June 29, 1998, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
Doris E. Foltz was born Aug. 29, 1926, in Preston, to Henry and Clara (Anderson) Foltz. She grew up in the Canton and Mabel area and graduated from Mabel High School in 1944. She married Harold (Tubby) Peterson on Oct. 17, 1946, in Spring Grove, Minn. She was a homemaker and waitress in Mabel for many years and was a member of Garness Lutheran Church, Garness WELCA and a member of the Mabel Legion Auxiliary. She loved flowers, gardening, fishing and baking.
Survivors include her husband; one son, Robert (Sharon) Peterson of Winona, Minn.; two daughters, Bonnie Caldwell of Mabel and Dana (Ken) Graves of Golden Valley, Minn.; five grandchildren, Wendy and Gerrad Peterson of Winona, Megan Caldwell of Mabel and Collin and Morgan Graves of Golden Valley. She was preceded in death by a son, David, and four brothers.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Mengis Funeral Home. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Garness Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with Pastor Mary Waudby officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys I. Peterson, 85, of Mabel
Gladys I. Peterson, 85, of Mabel, died Sunday, May 3, 1998, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
She was born on Aug. 5, 1912, in Canton to Martin and Ida (Solberg) Halverson. She graduated from the Canton High School and, in 1930, she married Walter Peterson in Henrytown. The couple farmed in Newburg Township, Fillmore County, until Walter's death in January 1968. Mrs. Peterson remained on the farm until moving into Mabel in 1979. She has been a resident of the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home since 1996. She was an active member of the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel and a former member of the Mabel Garden Club.
Mrs. Peterson is survived by two sons, Wendell (Lucille) of Mabel and Roger of Lake City, Minn.; five daughters, Mavis (Mrs. Orvin) Johnsrud of Spring Grove, Janice (Mrs. Dennis) McDonough and Barbara Peterson both of Rochester, Beverly (Mrs. Kenneth) Schivone of St. Paul and Audrey Bunten of New York City; eight grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; eleven great-grandchildren; four stepgreat grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Priscilla (Mrs. Truman) Hermanson. She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Joyce Johnson; a grandson, Richard Johnsrud; two brothers, Sabert and Merlin; and two sisters, Ila Halverson and Maye Silensky.
Funeral services were Wednesday, May 6, at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.

Teresa (McNiff) Powers, 67, once of Preston
Teresa Powers, 67, of Pinellas Park, Fla., formerly of Preston, died Jan. 27, 1998, at her home after a four-year battle with cancer.
She was married to Donald Powers of Chatfield in 1957 and they made their home in Minneapolis. The family was later transferred to Seminole, Fla., in 1971 due to his employment. They spent their summers at their mountain home in Linville, N.C.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael, and her parents, Francis and Lillian McNiff. Survivors include her husband; a son, Timothy of Emmonah, Alaska; a brother, Robert McNiff (Gen) of Austin; three sisters, Madelyne McGowan (Jim) of Raleigh, N.C., Veronica Fust (Frank) and Mary Lettenmaier (Larry), all of Minneapolis.
Services were held Feb. 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park. Interment will be at a later date in Chatfield.
Memorial mass will be held for Teresa McNiff Powers, formerly of Preston, at St. Columban Catholic Church in Preston on Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m.
Burial will be at the cemetery in Chatfield.

Erna A. Prigge, 84, Grand Meadow native
Erna A. Prigge, 84, of Lewiston, a homemaker, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wis.
Erna A. Grams was born Oct. 31, 1913, in Grand Meadow, graduated from Grand Meadow High School and attended Winona Business College for two years. On June 2, 1937, she married Edgar Prigge in Grand Meadow. They lived in Stockton until 1942 and then farmed near Lewiston until moving into Lewiston in 1945. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, William of Cheyenne, Wyo., and James of Lewiston; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a sister, Annie Bacon of White Bear Lake, Minn. A sister preceded her in death.
The funeral was Saturday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewiston the Rev. David A. Fischer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Emerson Ehlers Puck, 79, formerly of Spring Valley
Emerson Ehlers Puck, 79, died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, in Howell, Mich.
He was born July 22, 1919, at Ireton, Iowa, to Henry and Anna Grace (Ehlers) Puck.
He grew up and graduated from high school n Spring Valley. After working in a hardware store in Minneapolis for a while, he joined the United States Army and became a CWO. On Jan. 14, 1952, he married Dorothy I.S. Hagemann at Ramona, S.D. After living for five years in Atlanta, Ga., and seven years in Germany they returned to South Dakota for his retirement. They adopted three children from Dorothy's brother's family. After spending 23 years in Springfield, S.D., they began traveling around the United States. They lived with their daughter in Brookings, S.D., for one year and then moved to Volga, S.D., where they resided until her death in 1993.
He continued to travel the United States with his fifth wheeler, visiting family and friends. He enjoyed watching baseball, golfing, fishing, reading and crossword puzzles. Most of all, he loved to travel. Although he traveled, he continued to remain as active as he could in the First Lutheran Church in Volga with his generous donations.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie (Gary) Trautman of Lincoln, Neb., and Sandra Hayner of White Lake, Mich.; a son, Richard Puck of Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion, S.D.; one brother, Donald Puck of Mason City, Iowa; one sister, Elaine Ruesink of Spring Valley, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Doreen.

Edward A. Raveill, 80, father of SV man
Edward A. Raveill, 80, formerly of Chatfield, died Jan. 29, 1998, at Ah-Gwah-Ching Center near Walker, Minn., where he had resided several years.
He was born May 18, 1917, in Chatfield and served in the Army during World War II. He was a truck driver. He was married and later divorced.
Survivors include a son, Dean of Spring Valley; five daughters, Patricia Erickson of Rochester, and Carol Bendickson, Diane Hicks, Bonnie Raveill and Lois Raveill, all of Winona; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Lewis of Holton, Mo., and two sisters, Catherine Hanson of Holton, Mo., and Carolyn (Mrs. Harlan) VandeZande of Peterson.
A memorial devotional service was held Saturday at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield. The Rev. John Schleicher of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester officiated. The body was cremated. Burial will be in Chatfield Cemetery at a later date.

Allen G. Reburn, 88, Grand Meadow
A private family service was held for Allen G. Reburn. Mr. Reburn, 88, of Grand Meadow, formerly of Harmony, died Friday, June 5, 1998, at Meadow Manor Nursing Home in Grand Meadow. He was born July 26, 1909.

Wesley O. Reichstadt, 52, Spring Valley
Wesley O. Reichstadt, 52, of Spring Valley, died Oct. 9, 1998, at his home in Spring Valley from complications he acquired from the time he served in the military.
He was born in St. Paul on July 19, 1946, to Roy Reichstadt and Amelia Miller Reichstadt. He attended and graduated from Simley High School. He entered the U. S. Marine Corps in 1966 and served two years in Vietnam. On March 20, 1971, he married Kathy Ruud in Ostrander and to this union of 20 years, four children were born.
He was a member of Our Saviorís Lutheran Church and a member of the VFW of Spring Valley. His great earthly loves were his family, friends, fishing and outdoor activities. Having his family and friends with him were among his happiest moments.
He had been employed by the Spring Valley Public Utilities for over 20 years.
He is survived by his children, Koby and his wife, Michele of Wykoff, Melissa and her husband, Scott Sweeney of Spring Valley, Michele of Spring Valley and Rodney, also of Spring Valley; three grandchildren, Shawn, Kiara and Skyler; two brothers, Roy Reichstadt and his wife, Roseanne of St. Paul; Gerald Reichstadt and wife, Quan, of North Branch and two sisters, Joanne Cordes and husband, Melvin, of Grantsburg, Wis., and Darlene Duffy and husband, Jim of Hutchinson, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents, a nephew, David, and a niece, Laura.
Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Revs. Marlene Pankonin and Jon Olson officiating. Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery with Jerry Miland, Roger Ruesink, Brad Musel, Stuart Smith, Doug Rollheiser, Chris Hagan, Mick Johnson, and Paul Vinquist acting as casketbearers. Jamie, John and Joshua Fenske, Mike Duffy, Chase Ptacek and Randy, Robert and Jerry Reichstadt acted as honorary casketbearers. A memorial service was also held Tuesday afternoon at the Old Emanuel Lutheran Church on Babcock Trail in Inver Grove Heights with the Rev. D. V. Matasovsky officiating.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Fred W. Richardson, 61, once of GM
Fred W. Richardson, 61, of Austin, formerly of Grand Meadow, died Wednesday morning, March 18, 1998, at his home.
Born Aug. 4, 1936, in Grand Meadow, he graduated from Grand Meadow High School and served in the Army. On Dec. 12, 1959, he married Mavis Ann Fruth in Grand Meadow, where they lived until moving to Austin in 1965. Mr. Richardson was employed by J. F. Anderson Lumber of Grand Meadow.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Kurt of Mankato, Minn.; Dan of Austin and Tim of Kasson; six grandchildren; his mother, Ada (Shaw) Smart of Robbinsdale, Minn.; two brothers, La Verne of Faribault, Minn., and Donald of Brownsdale, Minn.; and two sisters, Norma (Mrs. Kenneth) Fretty and Darlene (Mrs. Richard) Steinhorst, both of Grand Meadow. His father preceded him in death.
The funeral was Saturday at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Austin with the Rev. Donald W. Zenk officiating. Burial in St. Finbarr's Cemetery in Grand Meadow.
Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin was in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Richardson, 81, former SV teacher
Hazel Jacobson Richardson, 81, of Woodland Hill, Calif., a former Elgin and Spring Valley teacher, died April 19, 1998, at her home. She had been ill several years.
Hazel Jacobson was born Oct. 23, 1916, in Hayfield and moved to the Pelican Rapids, Minn., area with her family in 1918. She graduated from Osakis, Minn., High School in 1933 and received a bachelor of arts degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., in 1937. She was an English teacher and principal in Underwood, Minn., and Elgin high schools and also taught at Spring Valley High School. In 1946 she married Charles William "Charlie Bill" Richardson of Elgin at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and they made their home in California. She taught in Burbank, Calif., schools for many years before her retirement. Her husband died in November, 1997.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Jr. and Ron, both of California; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Dayton Jacobson of Perham, Minn.; and two sisters, Lucille (Mrs. John) Frank of Dent, Minn., and Lavaine (Mrs. Palmer K.) Peterson of Cloquet, Minn. A brother preceded her in death.
The funeral was April 22 at Eternal Valley Mortuary Chapel in Newhall, Calif., with the Rev. Mary E. Jensen officiating. Burial was in Garden of Meditation, Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall.

Goldie Ritchart, 90, of Harmony
Goldie Ritchart, 90, of Harmony, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at Harmony Community Nursing Home.
Goldie Hansen was born Aug. 30, 1907, in Odensa, Denmark, and came to the United States with her mother in 1913. They lived in Ruthven, Iowa, and she graduated from high school there. On Feb. 9, 1927, she married Andrew Ritchart and they made their home in Mallard, Iowa. He preceded her in death. Active in the United Methodist Church, she was a Sunday school teacher and superintendent, sang in the choir and served as president of the ladies aid. Also, she was involved in school activities, including serving as president of the PTA for a term. Mrs. Ritchart worked as a waitress, at the local produce and at the greenhouse and welfare office in Emmetsburg, Iowa. After moving to Harmony in 1987, she was a guide for Michel Amish tours for eight years.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie (Mrs. Dave) Johnson of Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Drucilla (Mrs. Loren) Milne of Harmony; a son, Charles of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three half-brothers, George Osterson of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Woodrow Osterson of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Irvin Aldrich of Torrance, Calif. A half brother and a son preceded her in death.
Funeral services were Monday at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Burial was in Rush Lake Cemetery in Curlew, Iowa.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of arrangements.

Edward ĎEdí Roos, 94, of Fountain
Edward "Ed" Roos, 94, of Fountain, a retired farmer, died Friday, May 23, 1998, at the Preston Good Samaritan Center where he had resided since November of 1996.
He was born May 11, 1904, in Newkirk, Iowa, the son of Edward and Dena (Fonkert) Roos. On Oct. 11, 1923, he married Esther Hyink of Newkirk and the couple farmed in the Newkirk area. In 1949 they moved to Fountain, where he farmed and trucked until retiring in 1967. Mrs. Roos died April 5, 1994.
He is survived by three sons, Donald of Bentonville, Ark., LeRoy of Makinen, Minn., and Eddie of Harlan, Iowa; three daughters, Ethel Gehrking of Rochester, Betty Hellickson of Preston and Ruby (Mrs. Kenneth) Bushman of Roscoe, Minn.; 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were Tuesday at the Wykoff United Methodist Church in Wykoff with the Rev. Bob Kandels officiating. Burial was in Watson Creek Cemetery in rural Preston.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.

Tilford Rosaaen, 87, father of area woman
Tilford A. Rosaaen, 87, of Caledonia, died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at the Lutheran Home in Caledonia.
Mr. Rosaaen was born Nov. 11, 1910, in rural Caledonia. On June 6, 1938, he married Mavis Eglinton and they raised livestock and turkeys on a farm in rural Caledonia. After divorcing in 1955, he moved to Alaska, where he was a food service worker on the Alaska Pipeline project. In the 1970s, he retired and returned to Caledonia.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon (Mrs. Blaine) Liudahl of Spring Grove; two granddaughters and a sister, Emelia Wohlers of Caledonia. He was preceded in death by three sisters.
A private family service was held on Friday at the Haugen-Roble-Jandt Funeral Home in Caledonia with the Rev. James Arends of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Caledonia.
Haugen-Roble-Jandt Funeral Home in Caledonia was in charge of arrangements.

J. Rostvold, brother of Harmony woman
Joseph M. Rostvold, 74, of LaCrescent, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at his home.
He was born Aug. 14, 1924, in Harmony. On June 5, 1948, he married Violet Fruechte in Eitzen at St. Lukeís United Church of Christ and the couple made their home in Caledonia. He was a rural mail carrier for 34 years. The couple moved to La Crescent in 1994. He was a WW II Marine Corps veteran and earned a Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of the Caledonia VFW, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. He served as a trustee and chairman of the board of the United Methodist Church in Caledonia.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Gordon of Beaumont, Texas, Jeffrey of Onalaska, Wis., and Jay of Rochester; two daughters, Rebecca (Mrs. Roger) Auna of West Salem, Wis., and Tami (Mrs. Rick) Bealert of Mocksville, N.C.; ten grandchildren; a brother, Richard of San Antonio, Texas; and a sister, Elizabeth Rostvold of Harmony.
Funeral services were Monday at LaCrescent United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Miller officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Caledonia.
Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home in LaCrescent was in charge of arrangements.

Seth Micah Rudlong, infant, of SV
Seth Micah Rudlong, infant son of Donna and Alvin Rudlong of rural Spring Valley, was stillborn Wednesday morning, Nov. 25, 1998, at Rochester Methodist Hospital.
He is survived by his parents; five brothers, Benjamin, Andrew, Jason, Nicholas and Jacob; five sisters, Rachel, Rebecca, Amber, Abigail and Charity, all at home; maternal grandmother, Ilene Kasten of Spring Valley; paternal grandparents, Vernice and Thelmer Rudlong of Spring Valley, maternal great-grandparents, Vera and Wesley Kasten of Spring Valley. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather.
There was a private, family service, with burial in Spring Valley Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

Douglas Ruud, 56, once of Spring Valley
Memorial services were held for Douglas Ruud, 56, of Montana, a former Spring Valley resident, in Montana and Auburn, Wash.
He died Dec. 31, 1997, at his home after a brief illness of cancer. He moved from Spring Valley as a boy.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel; one son, one stepson, and his parents, Otis and Charlotte Ruud; and a sister, Katherine Hinman.

John C. Rydberg, 78, once of Preston
John C. Rydberg, 78, died Friday, March 20, 1998, at Hillcrest Community Care Center, Plainview, from the effects of Parkinson's Disease.
A former Preston resident, he was born Feb. 14, 1920, at Baudette, Minn. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 in Europe. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in agricultural business administration. He taught school in Williams, Minn., and worked for the REA prior to starting his career with the Farmers Home Administration. Serving as a county supervisor for the Department of Agriculture, he retired in 1981. He resided in Preston for many years, before moving to Duluth in 1967.
He married Helen M. Odell on Aug. 25, 1950, in Mantorville. She died Dec. 30, 1981. On Oct. 8, 1983, he married Nell McArthur.
Past and present organizations he belonged to include: American Legion, David Wisted Post and VFW Post #137 in Duluth; Forty & Eight, Preston; Preston Lions Club, past Boy Scout Leader; current member NARFE; 8th Air Force - 55th Fighter Group, 343rd Fighter Squadron.
He is survived by his second wife; three daughters, Kristin (David) Jauert, Duluth, Mary (James) Hoffman, Visalia, Ca, Carol (Jim) Harbaugh, Elgin, Minn.; four sons, Richard (Nancy) Rydberg, San Diego, Ca, George (Carol) Rydberg, Ashland, Mi, Ted (Mary) Rydberg, Puyallup, Wa, Robert (Sharon) Rydberg, River Falls, Wis.; one stepdaughter, Mary (Steve) Ball, Moorhead, Minn.; three stepsons, Jon (Debbie) McArthur, Mahnomen, Minn., Charles McArthur, St. Paul, and Tom (Ruth) McArthur, Naytahwaush, Minn.; 13 grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen (James) Kohler, of Florida, Ruth Thelin, St. Paul, and one brother, Sisner Rydberg, St. Paul.
The funeral service was held Tuesday at the Schleicher Funeral Home, Plainview, with the Rev. Terje Hausken officiating. Burial was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Memorials will be directed to research on Parkinson's Disease.
Schleicher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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