Barbara Freyberger, 47, sister of area men
Barbara J. Freyberger, 47, Marshalltown, Iowa, and formerly of Spring Valley died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at her home in Marshalltown.
Barbara J. Voeltz was born May 25, 1952, at Spring Valley. She was a graduate of Spring Valley High School. She married Larry Freyberger on April 30, 1994, in the Little Brown Church at Nashua, Iowa.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Frances "Frankie" Freyberger of Marshalltown; a stepson, Tom Freyberger of New Brighton, Minn.; a stepdaughter, LeAnn Freyberger of Lakeville, Minn.; her mother, Frances Voeltz of Spring Valley; four brothers, Robert Voeltz of Spring Valley, Richard Voeltz of Pine Island, Dave Voeltz of Wykoff and Dennis Voeltz of Lanesboro; and two sisters, Pat Jones of Wykoff and Sheila (Mrs. Charlie) Rodgers of Vermillion, Minn. She was preceded in death by her father, Maynard Voeltz.
The funeral was held Monday at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. James Ross officiating. Burial was in Spring Valley Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Winnie M. Geerdes, 96, Grand Meadow
Winnie M Geerdes, 96, of rural Grand Meadow, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at her home.
She was born Winnie M. Converse on June 25, 1902, in High Forest Township. She grew up on the family farm there, and attended rural school and Stewartville High School. On Nov. 16, 1922, she married William Geerdes at her rural Stewartville home. The couple farmed in the Stewartville area until his death March 27, 1973.
She is survived by a son, Harry of Stewartville; two daughters, Betty Geerdes of rural Grand Meadow and Helen Bakken of Rochester. Her husband and four brothers preceded her in death.
The funeral was held Monday at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville with the Rev. Jef Olson of the Stewartville United Methodist church officiating. Burial was in High Forest Cemetery.
Earl William Geerts, 63, son of Preston man
Earl William Geerts, 63, of Rochester, a truck driver, died of cancer Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Seasons Hospice following a brief illness.
He was born June 10, 1936, in Morrison, Ill. For 32 years he worked for International Transport as an independent trucker, also worked for Rod Majorowicz, and for the past 10 years was employed by Energy Economics. On Oct. 5, 1999, he married Judy McDonald in Rochester. She works at Farmers Insurance. He was an Army veteran. He enjoyed cooking, football and motor racing.
Survivors include his wife; six daughters, Helen (Mrs. Dan) Cox of Sterling, Ill., Sandra Cramer of Rockford, Ill., Cheryl Schipper of Morrison, Ill., Carol Houzenga of Lake Carroll, Ill., Marsha (Mrs. Jay) Thalleen of Jacksonville, Fla., and Nicky (Mrs. Scott) Halverson of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Becky (Mrs. Gerry) Poppe of Fort Myers, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; his father, Harry Geerts Jr. of Preston; and three sisters, Kathy Lawrence and Betty Geerts, both of Hanover, Ill., and Janet Geerts of Freeport, Ill. His mother and a sister preceded him in death.
The funeral was Wednesday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church with the Rev. Steven Ronningen officiating.
Macken Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gustav A. Gehrking, 92, Spring Valley
Gustav A. Gehrking, 92, of rural Spring Valley, died Friday evening, Nov. 19, 1999, at the Ostrander Care Center.
He was born May 3, 1907, in Fillmore Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota, the son of August and Minnie (Meyer) Gehrking. He worked on his family's farm until his marriage to Dorothy R. Hinkson on Dec. 16, 1931, in Wykoff. The couple made their home on the Gehrking farm in Fillmore Township for four years before purchasing a farm in rural Spring Valley where they had since resided. His wife died April 20, 1986.
He was a life-long member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Wykoff.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Gladys of rural Spring Valley; one daughter-in-law, Marilyn Gehrking of Spring Valley; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Maynard; one daughter, Marlys Halvorson; one grandson, Lyndon; one sister, Mary Freiheit; and five brothers, Fred, Albert, Walter, Ernest and Edwin.
The funeral was Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wykoff with the Rev. Robert Burmeister officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Agnes M. Gilbertson, 94, Grand Meadow
Agnes Manda Gilbertson, 94, of Grand Meadow, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Grand Meadow Health Care Center.
Agnes Manda Hovda was born Feb. 9, 1905, in Frankford Township, Mower County. In 1923, she graduated from Grand Meadow High School. She did clerical work at the Ford Garage in Spring Valley, and later worked for a large manufacturing company in Minneapolis until her retirement. On June 25, 1970, she married Samuel M. Gilbertson in Minneapolis. He died in 1982. After their marriage the couple made their home in Austin until his death. She then moved to the Cedars in Austin, where she lived until entering Grand Meadow Health Care Center. She enjoyed dancing, music, movies, reading, baking and cooking, knitting, crocheting and tatting.
Survivors include nieces and nephews. One sister and one brother preceded her in death.
The funeral will be today (Wednesday) at 2:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Lutheran Church, Frankford Township, with the Rev. Wayne Vogt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow.
Edward James Gordon, 87, of Fountain
Edward James Gordon, 87, rural Fountain, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, where he had been a patient two days.
He was born June 2, 1912, in New Albin, Iowa, and grew up there. In August 1949 he married Emilie Geier in Rochester. She died in 1971. He lived in Rochester from 1948 to 1975, then in Chatfield for two years and for the past 22 years had resided with his daughter in rural Fountain. He was employed by the Kahler Corp. for more than 20 years.
Survivors include a son, James Gordon Parker of Fountain; a daughter, Kathleen (Mrs. John) Copeman of Fountain; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A grandson preceded him in death.
The funeral was Thursday, Sept. 23, at Riley Funeral Home of Chatfield. The body was cremated.
Robert B. 'Bob' Gosselin, 77, Lanesboro
Robert B. "Bob" Gosselin, 77, of Lanesboro, longtime owner of the John Deere Farm Machinery store, died of cancer Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Preston.
Born Jan. 26, 1922, in Minneapolis, he graduated from Washburn High School in 1940, began working for Deere & Weber Co. that year, and from 1940 to 1944 attended night school at the University of Minnesota. While in Minneapolis, he was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, and was active in choir work and the YMCA Church Athletic Association. In 1945, he left Deere & Weber Co. in Minneapolis and started a John Deere farm machinery retail store in Lanesboro. He owned and operated the John Deere Farm Machinery Store in Lanesboro and Preston for 30 years.
He was mayor and councilman for the city of Lanesboro for 18 years, served on the Lanesboro Public Utilities Commission for several years, was president and served on the board of directors of Lanesboro Community Club and Lanesboro Commercial Club for several years, and served on the board of directors of the Lanesboro Telephone Association before its sale to Ace Telephone Association. He was president of the original board of directors of the Lanesboro Housing Development Corp., and served as its president for 12 years, and was instrumental in the development of Sylvan Manor and Kenilworth Apartments, housing projects for the elderly, for 10 years before retiring in 1989.
During retirement, he developed a hobby of carving life-sized birds out of wood. He carved and hand-painted about 85 birds and displayed them in their natural habitats at his apartment. Part of the collection was exhibited at Cornucopia Art Center in Lanesboro in March and April 1999. An active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the Lanesboro Golf and Country Club since 1945, he served on the church council and was a director of the country club for several years.
Survivors include a sister, Helen Waldschmidt of Pear Blossom, Calif. A brother preceded him in death.
The funeral was held Wednesday 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.
Memorials are suggested to the Lanesboro Cemetery Association.
Adeline Grabau, 83, Wykoff
Adeline Grabau, 83, of Wykoff, died early Sunday morning, July 11, 1999, at the Spring Valley Care Center following a short illness.
Adeline Wondrasch was born Jan. 11, 1916, in rural Wykoff, the daughter of Gustav and Marie (Miller) Wondrasch. She married Alfred Grabau on Sept. 18, 1935, in Wykoff. The couple farmed in the Wykoff area until retiring in 1972. They then moved into Wykoff. Her husband died April 10, 1995.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Wykoff and was active in the Ladies Aid and had been a Sunday school teacher. She had been a 4-H leader and was also a charter member of the Rainbow Garden Club in Wykoff.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Janice Grabau of Preston; daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Richard Johnson of Wykoff; three grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandson; and three sisters: Lorena Arnold of Saginaw, Mich., Alice Meyer of Wykoff, and Ruth Wondrasch of Saginaw, Mich.
She was preceded in death by one sister.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Burmeister officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family prefers memorials to Season's Hospice, St. John's Lutheran Church or the Fillmore County Developmental Achievement Center in Preston.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff is in charge of arrangements.
Frieda L. Graham-Harris, 90, formerly of SV
Frieda Louise Graham-Harris, 90, of Bigfork, Minn., formerly of Spring Valley, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at Northern Itasca Nursing Home in Bigfork.
Frieda Louise Ulfers was born Oct. 8, 1909, in Ackley, Iowa, and after attending teachers college in Cedar Falls, Iowa, taught in Iowa schools. She then was a bookkeeper for a Spring Valley Ford dealership, worked seasonally in tax preparation and later owned a beverage distributorship in Spring Valley. She married Joseph Vance on Dec. 2, 1933. He died in 1935. On May 19, 1965, she married George "Spike" Graham and he preceded her in death in 1997. In the spring of 1998, she married Oliver Harris and he died in March, 1999.
Survivors include one sister, Amelia Reed of Los Angeles, Calif. She was preceded in death by two sisters.
The funeral is today (Wednesday) at Marcell Community Church in Marcell, Minn., with the Rev. Ron Grossman officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Knoll Cemetery in Marcell Township. Carroll Funeral Home in Bigfork, Minn., handled arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Marcell Community Church.
Nettie Leonora Grams, 87, Pleasant Valley
Nettie Leonora Grams, 87, died of congestive heart failure Friday, May 28, 1999, at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester.
Nettie Saterdalen was born May 6, 1912, in Rock Dell. She married Elmer W. Grams on June 21, 1933, at East St. Olaf Church in Rock Dell, and they moved to Pleasant Valley near Grand Meadow. They moved to Rochester in 1957. She retired from Dayton's in 1978.
She belonged to Redeemer Lutheran Church, was a member of the Dayton's Retireee Club and liked to bowl.
Survivors include two daughters, Harriet (Mrs. Marlin) Haack of Rochester and Beatrice (Mrs. Bernie) Loppnow of St. Charles; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Otelia Piens of Rochester.
She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and three sisters.
The funeral was Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. John Schleicher officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Ranfranz Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Orlean S. Grant, 74, of Preston
Orlean S. Grant, 74, of rural Preston, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at his home.
He was born Nov. 1, 1924, in rural Austin, the son of Olaf O. and Signe M. (Thompson) Grant. He attended school in the Lansing, Minn., area and later farmed in the Lyle, Minn., area before moving to McIntire, Iowa.
He married Clarice Peterson in Armstrong, Iowa, July 8, 1951, and the couple settled on a farm in LeRoy and moved to a farm in rural Preston in 1953. She died July 6, 1989.
Besides his dairy farming, he also owned and operated Grant Equipment Co. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, having served on its church council. He enjoyed attending farm equipment auctions and tinkering with cars and machines; fishing; and the companionship of his faithful dog, King.
He is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law; James and Theresa of Rochester, Keith and Deb of Rochester, Kevin and Victoria of San Diego, Calif., Jerome and Cindy of Richmond, Va., and Mervin of Minneapolis, Minn.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Marie and Mark Enge of Roseville, Minn., Judy and Chuck Grant-Stratton of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Barbara and Lyn Sandersfeld of Fairmont, Minn.; and 21 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen, and three brothers; Gaylord, Lane and Merlin.
Funeral services were Friday at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with the Rev. James Rushton officiating. Spring burial will be in Watson Creek Cemetery, rural Preston.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
John H. Groten, 87, father of SV man
John H. Groten, 87, died on Saturday, March 6, 1999, at St. John's Lutheran Home in Albert Lea.
He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Anna (Jacobson) and Albert Groten. For most of his life he lived in the Albert Lea area and was an honor graduate of Albert Lea High School. John's military service consisted of two voluntary periods of training at the Citizen's Military Training Camp at Fort Snelling. While there he won a special award for the best essay on citizenship and he also received a bronze medal in the two-mile race. In 1938 he graduated Suma Cum Laude from Hamline University with a BA. While a senior at Hamline he was editor of the literary magazine "The Piper." He also won several literary awards including a first-place prize for a short story. John taught high school briefly following graduation. In 1941 he was appointed rural mail carrier at Clarks Grove, a position he held for 32 years. For 14 years he was secretary-treasurer of the Freeborn County Mail Carriers and also served for a period as president.
He was married to Viola Backlund of St. Paul in Dec. 1941.
He designed and built over 70 homes in Albert Lea, in addition to homes in Clarks Grove, St. Paul, Spring Valley, and Stewartville. He also did graduate study in psychology and subsequently worked with residents at St. Peter State Hospital on a voluntary basis. He was an enthusiastic participant in hand cornhusking, having learned this skill as a child. He won several contests, including the U. S. Invitational in Oakley, Kan., in 1976. In his spare time he enjoyed free-lance writing and had several articles published. His book, "Wake Me at Six" was released by Pageant Press of New York in 1953.
He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and served several years on the church council.
He is survived by three children, Dallas Groten and his wife, Caroline, of Spring Valley; Holly Krekula and her husband, Nathan, of Albert Lea; and Perry Groten of Sioux Falls, S. D.; three grandchildren, Bethany and Joel Groten of Spring Valley, and Samuel Krekula of Albert Lea. He is also survived by a brother, Robert and his wife, Carol of Campbell, Calif.; two sisters, Esther Rodi and Lillian Weaver of St. Paul; and by nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife in April of 1998 and an infant daughter, Carmen Dawn; son, Jan Haven; and by two sisters, Ethel in infancy and Mae Sterner; and one brother, Donald.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 11, at Salem Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jerry Merkouris officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Home and one hour before the service at the church.
The family prefers memorials be made to Salem Lutheran Church, designated to the elevator fund, or to Habitat for Humanity.
Gerhard Groth, 82, father of Mabel woman
Gerhard M. Groth, 82, of rural Decorah, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Oneota Riverview Care Facility in Decorah following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 22, 1917, in Clayton County, Iowa, where he also attended country school. As a young man he moved to the Decorah area. During World War II he worked on airplanes. On Jan. 5, 1939, he married Irene O. Anderson. The couple farmed near Sattre, Iowa and Burr Oak. Later, they lived in Colorado and Rochester. They returned to his mother's farm near Locust, where he did carpentry work. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and ice fishing. He was a life member of the Farm Bureau and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Locust.
Survivors include three daughters, Gretchen (Mrs. Eldon) Greewaldt of Rochester; Elaine (Mrs. Richard) Anderson of Decorah; and Rita (Mrs. Vernie) Jump of Mabel.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1986, a grandson, a brother and a sister.
The funeral was held on Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Decorah. Burial was in the Locust Cemetery.
Dorothy L. Grover, 83, Spring Valley
Dorothy L. Grover, 83, of Spring Valley, died Saturday morning, March 6, 1999, at Ostrander Care Center in Ostrander.
Dorothy Thompson was born Nov. 12, 1915, in Racine, Minn., the daughter of Albert and Olive (Hazelbusch) Thompson. She farmed with her family in rural Spring Valley. She married Francis W. Grover in 1967 in Spring Valley and the couple made their home on the farm. She became a resident of the Ostrander Care Center in 1991. Her husband died Feb. 9, 1998.
She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.
She is survived by two stepsons and their families.
There was a memorial service Tuesday at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley with the Rev. Jon Olson of our Savior's Lutheran Church officiating. Her body was cremated. Spring burial of her ashes will be in the Spring Valley Cemetery.
The family prefers memorials be given to Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
Gae I. Grover, 81, mother of Harmony man
Gae Irene Grover, 81, of Austin, a homemaker, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at her home.
Gae Irene Greenlee was born Nov. 14, 1917, in Marshalltown, Iowa. On Aug. 17, 1935, she married Richard Clair Grover.
Survivors include seven daughters, Sharon Quesnell, Kathy Grover, Deborah Roberts and Joy (Mrs. Bruce) Metz, all of St. Paul, Phyllis (Mrs. Donald) Hall and Shirley Brown, both of Austin, and Linda (Mrs. Mike) Burzinski of Brownsdale; three sons, Richard of Harmony, William of Austin and Fred and New Orleans; 31 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley (Mrs. Harold) Gomer of Austin. She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters, a brother and two sisters.
A funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin, with the Rev. Hubert Boschert officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Austin.
Mayer Funeral Home in Austin was in charge of arrangements.
Dean J. Growden, 76, formerly of Preston
Dean J. Growden, 76, of Hazelton, Iowa, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at Olmsted Community Hospital, Rochester, after an illness.
He was born on May 11, 1923, the son of John and Cordelia (Pickens) Growden in Alta Vista, Iowa. He married Margaret (Peg) Campbell on May 7, 1941, in West Concord, Minn. She died in September of this year.
He was the owner and operator of Preston Olympic Bowling Lanes and Preston Dry Cleaners for more than 20 years. He was a machinist and building superintendent for the YMCA in Rochester, before retiring in 1982.
He is survived by three sons, Alan (Paula) of Hazelton; Randy (Joy), and Larry (Judy), both of Rochester; one sister, Mildred Ruport of Kasson; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one daughter, Karen McAdams; one grandson, Adam Growden and one brother.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 4, at Floral Hills Chapel Funeral Home, in the rural Hazelton and Oelwein area. Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
Floral Hills Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Growden, 77, formerly of Preston
Margaret (Peg) Growden, 77, of Hazleton, Iowa, and formerly of Preston, died at the Grandview Care Center on Sept. 21, 1999.
She was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Milton Township in Dodge County. She married Dean Growden on May 7, 1941, in West Concord, Minn.
She was a past employee of the Olmsted County treasurerís office in Rochester. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Fairbank, Iowa. She and her family also lived in Preston during the 1960s and owned and operated the Preston Bowling Alley.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, Alan (Paula) of Hazleton, Randy (Joy) of Rochester, and Larry (Judy) of Rochester; two sisters, Florence Parkin and Elrose Johnson, both of Rochester; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen McAdams, who graduated from Preston High School in 1960, three brothers and a sister.
A funeral was held at the Floral Hills Chapel in rural Oelwein on Thursday, Sept. 23. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
Georgia Hafner, 79, Spring Valley native
Georgia E. Hafner, 79, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, Sterling, Ill.
She was born Sept. 13, 1919, in Spring Valley, the daughter of Daniel and Lenora (Goodwinson) Pearce. She was employed in assembly for many years at the General Electric plant in Morrison until she retired in 1982.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Sterling and a member of the GEM Club of General Electric.
Survivors include one son, Gene (Nancy) Hafner of Sterling; one daughter, Carolyn (William) Duncan of Sterling; one sister, Lilas Riddle of Peoria; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, with the Rev. Philip Gronbach, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Sterling, officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center.
Vera Martha Hagan, 76, Spring Valley
Vera Martha Hagan, 76, of Spring Valley, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Vera Martha Warner was born May 11, 1922, in Harrison County, Mo. On Aug. 28, 1940, she married Charles R. Hagan at the courthouse in Princeton, Mo. He died Jan. 30, 1998. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and camping.
Survivors include three sons, Gary of Hudson, Wis., Paul of Spring Valley and Ken of Rochester; three daughters, Karen (Mrs. Walt) Zimara of Pine Island, Susan Hagan of Spring Valley and Diane (Mrs. Doug) Eisenmann of Forest City, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. A son; a grandchild; two great-grandchildren; a brother; and a sister preceded her in death.
The funeral was Saturday at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, with the Rev. James Ross officiating. Burial was in Spring Valley Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
L. Hageman, 96, mother of Canton man
Lauretta Hageman, 96, of Cresco, Iowa, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at the Evans Memorial Home in Cresco, Iowa.
Lauretta Mathilda Gerleman was born in Calmar, Iowa, on March 16, 1903, the daughter of Joseph and Pauline (Cremer) Gerleman. She attended school in Calmar.
She was united in marriage to Alphonse J. Hageman on Sept. 26, 1933, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar, Iowa. They lived on a farm near Calmar until 1940 when they moved to a farm near Cresco. In 1971 they retired and moved into Cresco.
She is survived by one daughter, Irma Tenge of New Hampton, Iowa; three sons, Eugene of Canton, Minn., Lawrence of Cresco, Iowa, and Wilfred of Fall Brook, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Viola Elpert of Sioux Falls, S. D.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 26, 1995; a daughter, Ruth Benson; one brother, Edmund Gerelman; and one sister, Florence Hageman.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Cresco with burial in Calvary Cemetery. The Rev. Michael L. Tauke presided. Reynold Tenge read the readings and Randy Tenge read the petitions. Pam Daley sang, "On Eagle's Wings," "Be Not Afraid," "Hear I Am Lord" and "How Great Thou Art" accompanied by Marilyn Novak at the organ. Casketbearers were grandchildren: Wayne and David Hageman, Greg Rosene, Alan, Randy, and Daniel Tenge. Eucharistic minister was Herbert Hageman.
Conway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Moshin G. Hakim, 48, formerly of Rochester
Mohsin G. Hakim, 48, formerly of Rochester, died Jan. 7, 1999, at his home in Shreveport, La.
He was born Oct. 3, 1950, to Lily and Gayed Hakim of Luxor, Egypt. After completing his medical education at Assiut University, he moved to England to train in cardio-thoracic surgery. He was granted fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons and membership in the Royal College of Physicians. From 1988 to 1989, he was associate consultant in cardiac surgery and transplantation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. In 1989, he established the Regional Heart Transplant Center at Willis-Knighton Hospital in Shreveport. On Feb. 9, 1991, he married Cindy Bernard, formerly of Spring Valley.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Antony and Stefan of Shreveport; and three sisters, Samya Shehata of Bossier City, La., Hoda Hakim and Fadya Hakim of Luxor, Egypt. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a devoted husband and father. His loving family, host of friends and devoted patients mourn his passing. He was a member of St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of Colleyville, Texas.
The funeral was Jan. 9 at St. Mark's Cathedral in Shreveport with the Rev. Fathers Shenouda Kalleeny, George Bessinas and Timothy Lowe officiating.
Burial will be Friday, April 23, at 3:00 p.m. in Chatfield Cemetery with His Grace Bishop Youssef officiating. Following the graveside service, all are invited for fellowship at the Val-A Lodge Community Room in Chatfield.
Riley Funeral Home of Chatfield is in charge of arrangements.
David O. Hall, 46, of Canton
David O. Hall, 46, of Canton, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, while helping a neighbor.
He was born in Lanesboro on Nov. 22, 1953, the son of Leland and Shirley (Pierce) Hall. He graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1972. After graduation he lived and worked in Winona. He eventually moved back to the Lanesboro and Canton area where he worked as a self-employed handyman and musician. He moved to Rochester until an illness forced his return to Canton to live with his father.
Survivors include his father, Lee of Canton; three brothers, Wayne and Dan, both of Canton, and James of Lanesboro; a sister, Margo Shanks of Canton; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Funeral services were Friday at Henrytown Lutheran Church in Harmony with the Rev. Audree Catalano officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Henrytown Lutheran Cemetery.
Lindstrom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.