Victor Albert Hall, Sr., 77, formerly of SV
Victor Albert Hall, Sr., 77, of McIntire, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage, Iowa.
He was born April 29, 1921, to Francis W. Hall, Sr., and Ethel L. (Duryee) Hall in Spring Valley. He moved with his family to the McIntire, Iowa, area in 1935 and he graduated from McIntire High School in 1939.
He was a lifelong farmer at the family Century Farm west of McIntire and attended the Wayne Baptist Church in McIntire. On Dec. 10, 1967, he married Nancy A. Brown.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Merri (Jim) Cross, Greenville, Ill., Lorena, (Rick) Brant, Emmetsburg, Iowa, and Cherish (Brian) Seidel of Rockford, Ill.; two sons, Charles of Madison, Wis., and Victor, Jr. of Riceville, Iowa; one granddaughter, Hannah Grace Cross; and one nephew, Lloyd Lancaster of Northfield, Minn., whom he had helped to raise.
Many remember him for his humor, kindness and willingness to help others in need. His family meant a great deal to him and the greatest gift he left is the legacy of following and serving the Lord.
Funeral services were at the Wayne Baptist Church in McIntire on Friday, April 16, 1999, with Mr. Gary Gilbert officiating. Burial was in Wayne Cemetery in rural McIntire.
Maurine Halperin, 81, of Preston
Maurine Halperin, 81, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
The former Maurine Luedtke was born Sept. 28, 1917, in Chatfield. She grew up there and graduated from Chatfield High School. She attended the Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester and completed her nurse's training at Cook County General Hospital in Chicago, after which she served in the U.S. Navy.
On Nov. 1, 1944, she married Dr. Bernard Halperin. He died in May of 1985.
The couple lived in Paradise, Calif, and Newberg, Ore. She had resided in the Rochester area for the past several years and had been in the Preston Good Samaritan Care Center for the past year.
Survivors include two grandsons. She was preceded in death by a daughter and two brothers.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date in Newberg, Ore. The body was cremated.
Vine Funeral Home in Rochester was in charge of arrangements.
Bernice Halverson, once of Spring Grove
Bernice Iola Halverson, 91, of Austin, a retired Sears employee, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Prairie Manor Nursing Home in Blooming Prairie.
Bernice Iola Bjorgo was born Sept. 15, 1908, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, lived in Spring Grove, and moved to Austin where she attended Austin High School. She worked at the Austin Laundry before her marriage to Orville Halverson on March 15, 1931, in Owatonna. Her husband died in 1988. Mrs. Halverson worked at the Sears Catalog Store in Austin from 1943 until her retirement in 1967. She was a charter member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and the Austin Does. She enjoyed traveling, golf, hardanger and quilting, and was an avid reader.
Survivors include a son Duane of Austin; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services were Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Don Deines officiating. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery in Austin.
Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin was in charge of arrangements.
Winifred M. Halvorson, 87, of Mabel
Winifred M. Halvorson, 87, of Mabel, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
She was born June 20, 1912, in Harmony to Albert K. and Hazel (Burnham) Johnson. She attended Harmony schools and on May 12, 1930, she married Merland B. Halvorson in Lanesboro. They moved to California for two years before returning to the Canton area where they lived until moving to Mabel in 1984. In 1968, she attended the Faribault Cosmetology school in Faribault, Minn. Mr. Halvorson died April 17, 1994, and later that year Winifred became a resident at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and its WELCA and the Legion Auxiliary in Mabel. Winifred enjoyed cards, knitting and dancing.
Mrs. Halvorson is survived by two sons, Richard (Ceil) of Stewartville and Kenneth (Lois) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six daughters, Bonnie (Mrs. Mike) Richardson of Eden Prairie, Minn., Patricia (Mrs. Don) Doosy of Milaca, Minn., Lois (Mrs. Stanley) Swenson of Mabel, Judith (Mrs. Larry) Smith of Warnsburg, Mo., Marjorie Larson of Decorah, and Jeanne (Mrs. Lorry) Wille of Kenyon, Minn.; 29 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; a brother Knute Johnson of Mabel; three sisters, Bette (Mrs. Herbert) Wiger of Mabel, Vivian Northrup of Minneapolis, Minn., and Alberta (Mrs. Leslie) Lund of Harmony; two sisters-in-law, Donna Johnson of Minneapolis and Carol Halvorson of Canton; and a brother-in-law, Truman Hermanson of Mabel. She was preceded in death by her husband, one great-granddaughter and a brother, Albert K. Johnson.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Lloyd Menke officiating. Burial was in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
William Hamersma, Fillmore County native
William Hamersma, 76, a resident of York Township in Fillmore County, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999 at his home.
He was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Fillmore County, to Charles Hamersma and Hannah (DePoppe) Hamersma. On Feb. 26, 1947, he married Mabel Westphal at the Methodist church parsonage in Cresco, Iowa. He served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He was stationed at Midway, Guam and the Hawaiian Islands.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Butch (Carol) of Spring Valley, Bill (Norma) of Ostrander and Jerry (Kathy) also of Ostrander; three daughters, Betty (Kenneth) Meyer of Spring Valley, Mary (Randy) Harrington of Wykoff and Tammy Hamersma of Lime Springs; 12 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren; brothers Joe Vreeman of Preston, Charley Hamersma of Blooming Prairie and Ronald Arnold of Preston; two sisters, Edith Musel and Johanna Vreeman, both of Spring Valley. One brother, Harold Vande Zande, preceded him in death.
Services were held Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Rader officiating.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ruth E. Hamlin, 82, sister of Ostrander man
Ruth E. Hamlin, 82, of Austin, a former Hormel Foods Corp. employee, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at the Ostrander Nursing Home where she had resided a short time.
Ruth Evelyn Jacobson was born July 2, 1916, in Bennington Township, Mower County, and lived with her parents in the LeRoy area until her marriage. She worked at LeRoy Produce Co. for a number of years. On Aug. 19, 1951, she married Wendell Hamlin at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa, and they made their home in Austin. She enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include her husband, also at the Ostrander Nursing Home; and four brothers, Arthur M. Jacobson and Russell K. Jacobson, both of Austin, Alvin M. Jacobson of Ostrander and Raymond M. Jacobson of LeRoy. Three brothers preceded her in death.
The funeral was April 21 at the LeRoy Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tom Kolden officiating. Burial was in LeRoy Lutheran Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy was in charge of arrangements.
Paul J. Hanlon, 79, brother of Harmony man
Paul J. Hanlon, 79, of La Porte City, Iowa, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, of cancer.
He was born May 28, 1919, the son of Thomas and Nellie Snider Hanlon. On Dec. 26, 1942, he was united in marriage to Gayle McCabe at Plymouth Rock Church, rural Cresco. He retired from John Deere Tractor Works in 1982.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Terry of Fishers, Ind., Francis of Waterloo, Iowa, and Garen of Huntington Beach, Calif.; three daughters, Carol Ann Tjaden of Waterloo, Dolores Taute of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Lani Kullberg of Bedford, Texas; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Lyle Hanlon of Harmony; and two sisters, Mae Armstrong of Rochester and Dolores Quinn of Allen Park, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Francis, Byron, Joseph and Thomas Hanlon; and four sisters, Rita Kingsley, Ethel Sexton, Esther Carolan and Agnes Armstrong.
Herbert F. Hanson, 53, Grand Meadow
Herbert F. Hanson, 53, of Grand Meadow, a longtime area farmer and former Mower County commissioner, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon in rural Olmsted County.
He was born March 28, 1946 in Rochester to Edmond Hanson and Ivyll Mace Hanson. He attended and graduated from Grand Meadow High School where he was student council president, a star athlete and homecoming king.
On July 22, 1972 he was united in marriage to Ann Davis in Spring Valley and to this union two daughters were born, Kristine and Kathleen.
He was always full of fun. He had a great sense of humor and he loved farming. He also enjoyed playing golf, playing cards and spending time in his plane.
He was elected Mower County commissioner and spent four years in that position.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters; his mother, Ivyll Paulson; and one brother, Loren, all of Grand Meadow.
Services were Tuesday, May 25, at Bear Creek Lutheran Church in Frankford Township, Mower County.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow was in charge of arrangements. The body was cremated.
Merlin F. Hanson, 68, of Hesper
Merlin F. Hanson, 68, longtime area farmer in the Hesper area, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at the Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah following a fight with cancer.
He was born on Nov. 10, 1930, in Canoe Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, to Bennie H. and Velma (Roney) Hanson. He was baptized on Dec. 7, 1930 and confirmed on Nov. 12, 1944, by the Rev. Carl Losen at the Hauge Lutheran Church in rural Decorah. He attended the Springwater School in Canoe Township and graduated from the Decorah High School in 1948. From 1953 to 1955 he was stationed in Germany while serving in the United States Army. After his separation from the Army, Merlin began farming in Canoe Township. On Sept. 17, 1960, he married Evelyn Aasum at the Burr Oak Lutheran Church in Burr Oak. The couple then farmed in Hesper Township and had remained on the farm since.
He was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church, Farm Bureau, National and Iowa Holstein Assoc., Winneshiek County Agricultural Assoc., Mabel Legion Post 299 and the Decorah Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served on the Hesper Township Trustees where he has been the township clerk for the past 20 years, the Aase Haugen Home board, and the Vennehjem building committee. He previously served on the Hesper Lutheran Church Council (as president for six terms), the Winneshiek County Dairy Council, the Winneshiek County DHIA board, and was treasurer of the State Line Dartball League where he had played for the past 19 years.
He is survived by his wife of Mabel; one son, Davis (Brenda) of Mabel; two daughters, Martha (Mrs. Scott) Svenson of Hiawatha, Iowa, and Joyce (Mrs. Philip) Richert of Mabel; seven grandchildren, Erin and Carl Hanson, Justin and Joshua Svenson, and Nicholas, Collin and Wesley Richert; three brothers, Kenneth, Arlin and Willard all of Decorah; and one sister, Roselyn Quam of Decorah. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating. Burial was in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
Merlin O. Hanson, 90, of Mabel
Merlin O. Hanson, 90, of Mabel, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
He was born on May 12, 1909, in Canton to Leonard and Hilda (Brenno) Hanson. He grew up in the Canton area and, on Dec. 23, 1930, he married Silva Johnson at the Scheie Lutheran Church of rural Mabel. She died on Feb. 10, 1974. He farmed in the area until moving to Mabel in 1973.
In November of 1975 he married Venita Hanson and moved to Phoenix, Ariz. She died in July of 1991 and he moved back to Mabel later that fall. He has resided in Mabel since and has been at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home since November 1998. He was a member of the Scheie Lutheran Church and enjoyed bowling and playing cards.
He is survived by two daughters Arona (Mrs. Edward) Schuck of Rochester and Sharon (Mrs. James) Wood of Dallas, Texas; a son-in-law Jennings Johnson of Spring Grove; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a step-daughter Betty (Mrs. Paul) Hayes of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; a step-son, Howard Hanson of Phoenix; seven stepgrandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and a sister Isabelle (Mrs. Robert) Wise of Cambria, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Silva; his second wife, Venita; a daughter, Elaine Johnson; two brothers, Donald and Howard; and one sister, Arlone Wilford.
Funeral services are today (Thursday) at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial in the Scheie Cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
Duane Hareldson, 44, of rural Fountain
Duane Hareldson, 44, of rural Fountain, was found dead at his home on Tuesday, May 4, 1999.
He was born Sept. 28, 1954, in Lanesboro and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1971. Before moving to rural Fountain in 1991, he lived in Lanesboro, Chatfield, Pilot Mound and Fountain. On April 26, 1975, he married Tonia Witte in Chatfield. She works at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. He had worked for Joe Moen Milk Haulers of Preston, Kark Rendering of Chatfield, Gerald Witte Dry Wall of Chatfield, Eli Metzger Construction of Chatfield, Road Constructors of Rochester and, most recently, for Steve Yaggy Specialized Transport of Rochester. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Angela (Mrs. Bradly) Clark of Chatfield; his parents, Herbert and Mary Hareldson of Canton and a brother, Curt of Preston. Two sisters preceded him in death.
A memorial service was held Monday, May 10, 1999, at Henrytown Lutheran Church in rural Harmony. The body was cremated. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.
C. Harie, 71, mother of Lanesboro woman
Catherine M. Harie, 71, of Shell Lake, Wis., mother of Jolene (Mrs. David) Gordon of Lanesboro, died Friday, May 21, 1999, at her home.
Survivors include three other daughters, ten grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a sister. She was preceded in death by her husband, a half brother and a granddaughter.
Funeral services were at United Methodist Church in Siren, Wis., with the Rev. Steve Ward officiating. Burial was in Orange Cemetery in Oakland Township, Burnett County, Wis.
Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster, Wis., was in charge of arrangements.
Julia Harrington, 91, formerly of Preston
Julie Harrington, 91, died June 2, 1999, in Nashville, Tenn.
A native of Preston, she was born June 24, 1907, the daughter of William and Lena (Riley) Mullane. She married Vernon Harrington on June 3, 1946, in Preston.
She is survived by her daughters, Ann Kanengreter and husband, of Nashville, and Regina Busch and husband of Montgomery, Minn. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, eight brothers and sisters and a grandson.
Funeral was at St. Joseph Parish in Nashville with interment at Bellevue, Iowa.
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.
B. Hartzler, 89, mother of Harmony woman
Bertha Valeria Bute Hartzler, 89, died Monday, April 12, 1999, at the Harmony Nursing Home.
She was born April 28, 1909, in Jackson County, to Charles and Valeria Bute, the seventh of nine children. She went to school in Jackson County District 19, Jackson High School and graduated in 1929 from Goshen Academy in Indiana. She was married in 1932 to Archie Abraham Hartzler in Jackson. They lived in Jackson and Windom before settling in Lakefield to raise their family. After his death in 1963, she continued to reside in Lakefield with her daughter, Kathy. She worked as a cook at both the elementary and high schools in Lakefield. In 1992, she moved to Harmony to be near her daughter, Shirley, because of her health. She lived in the Harmony Nursing Home seven years until her death.
Survivors are three daughters, Shirley (Frank) Browning, Janice (Dale) Reedstrom, and Kathryn Hartzler; one son, Richard (Charlotte); grandchildren Tim, Doug, Cindy, Ingrid, Jon, Anne, David and Darren; and great-grandchildren Derrek, Jasmine, Jacob, Amanda, Emily, Lillian, Aaron, Josh, Taylor, Sara and Megan. Her husband, Archie, and one grandchild, Greg, preceded her in death.
The funeral service was at Lakefield United Methodist Church. A private internment was held at Riverside Memorial Gardens in Jackson, Minn.
John Reier Harvey, 65, Grand Meadow native
John Reier Harvey, 65, of Danbury, Wis., formerly of Oronoco, died Dec. 14 at his home.
He was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Grand Meadow, and grew up in the area. He graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1952 and served in the Army in Germany during the Korean conflict. On Dec. 30, 1954, he married Darlene J. Berning in Grand Meadow and they lived in Oronoco for 38 years. He was employed at IBM in Rochester for 33 years. He was a charter member and active in the Oronoco Volunteer Fire Department for many years and was a member of VFW Post 9647 of Oronoco and Charles Cowden American Legion Post 184 of Pine Island. After moving to the Danbury area in July, 1996, he was active in the Jackson Township and Scott Township volunteer fire departments.
Survivors include hs wife; two daughters, Deb (Mrs. Steven) Swenson and Darla (Mrs. Terry) Ferguson, both of Pine Island; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Mae (Mrs. Robert) Gross of Grand Meadow and Jean Schroeder of Ellsworth, Minn. A sister preceded him in death.
A memorial service was held Saturday at Mahn Family Funeral Home-Mahler Chapel in Pine Island with the Rev. Gary Wees officiating. Burial was in the Oronoco Cemetery. Military graveside rites were conducted by the Swanson-Owen VFW and Charles Cowden American Legion Posts.
Ruth B. Harvey, 80, Spring Valley
Ruth Bertha Harvey, 80, of Spring Valley, died of cancer Sunday, June 20, 1999, at Ostrander Care Center, where she had resided since September of l998.
Ruth B. Drake was born Feb. 13, 1919, in Dexter, to George and Anna (Kraft) Drake. She attended and graduated from Elkton High School in 1937 and was united in marriage to Herbert Harvey Dec. 12, 1937, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.
She sold Stanley Home Products for a number of years and, along with her husband, operated the Coffee Shop in Spring Valley. She also worked at Semcac of Rushford and was a homemaker. After her retirement she resided at Hillside Apartments in Spring Valley and spent a lot of time at the home of her son, Dennis. She was an avid reader and spent her time crocheting and playing cards. Her family meant everything to her.
She is survived by her sons, Harold (Bonnie) Harvey of LeRoy, Dennis (Patty) Harvey of Woodbury and LeRoy (Barb) Harvey of Orlando, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Calvin, of Rosemont.
She was preceded in death by her husband in May of 1980; a grandson, Michael; a great-granddaughter, Zarah; and one brother, Lewis.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dexter United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Wilson and the Rev. Steve Elderbrock officiating. Burial will be in the Dexter Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arthur 'Gary' Haugen, 53, of Lanesboro
Arthur "Gary" Haugen, 53, of Lanesboro, died of cancer Monday, May 31, 1999, at the Harmony Nursing Home where he had been a patient since May 19. He had been ill two and one-half years and was hospitalized at Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis before entering the nursing home.
He was born Aug. 2, 1945, in Lanesboro. He grew up here and served in the Army in Germany. After his discharge, he lived in Albuquerque, N.M., about 20 years before returning to Lanesboro. He worked in building construction and was employed by Joe Johanson Co. He was a member of the Lanesboro American Legion and Whalan Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a son, Kevin of Albuquerque; a daughter, Pamela Garrett of Hampton, Va.; two grandchildren; his mother, Olive Haugen of Lanesboro; three brothers, Lynn, James and Brian, all of Rochester; and a sister, Karen Haugen of Waite Park, Minn. His father preceded him in death.
A memorial service was held Friday at the Whalan Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul R. Johnson officiating. The body was cremated. Burial was in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Lanesboro American Legion.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.
Arvilla Marlys Haugen, 79, Ostrander
Arvilla Marlys Haugen, 79, of Ostrander, died April 10, 1999, at Ostrander Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since July 30, 1971.
She was born to Grant and Clara (Peterson) Haugen on March 19, 1920, in Lake Mills, Iowa. She was baptized at Winnebago Lutheran Church in rural Lake Mills.
She is survived by several cousins; Adeline Drogsvold, Edith Bredeson, Thelma Kloster and Roger Fjelstad.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Tennis Haugen.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 17, at Mittelstadt Funeral Home in Lake Mills, with interment in Winnebago Lutheran Cemetery in rural Lake Mills.
Mittelstadt Funeral Home in Lake Mills was in charge of arrangements.
Milo T. Haugen, 74, of Lanesboro
Milo T. Haugen, 74, of Lanesboro, a lifelong area resident and retired mechanic, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester of complications of surgery.
He was born May 1, 1924, in North Prairie, rural Lanesboro, and served in the Navy during World War II. On July 8, 1944, he married D. Maxine Jacobson in Lanesboro. She died Aug. 22, 1988. A longtime mechanic, he worked for Bearson Ford Co. in Lanesboro, Ward Brothers Road Construction of Lanesboro and Leon Joyce Construction Co. and Road Constructors Inc. of Rochester. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lanesboro Golf Club, Lanesboro American Legion and the 49ers International Union of Operating Engineers.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane Haugen of Apache Junction, Ariz.; two sons, Jerry of Lanesboro and Paul of Rochester; six grandchildren; his twin sister, Marion Ellis of Shawano, Wis.; a half sister, Gladys Moger of Lanesboro and a half brother, Emer Knutson of Peterson. A son and a brother preceded him in death.
Funeral services were Friday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro with the Revs. Kerry Eversole and Curtis Johnson co-officiating. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Lanesboro American Legion.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.
Ruby A. Haugen, 84, formerly of area
Ruby A. Haugen, 84, of Stewartville, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at Olmsted Community Hospital in Rochester of heart failure.
Ruby A. Lindelien was born Dec. 10, 1914, in Whalan Township, Fillmore County, grew up on the family farm, attended an area rural school and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1932. On Aug. 3, 1935, she married Arthur J. Haugen in Waukon, Iowa. They lived in Harmony and operated a radio and television repair business until moving to Spring Grove in 1963. Mrs. Haugen was employed at Control Data in Spring Grove. They lived in Winona from 1971 until moving to Stewartville following their retirement in 1990. Her husband died in November 1996. Mrs. Haugen was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, was involved in church activities and was a member of the Harmony and Winona Rebekah lodges and Winona Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed quilting, needlework, reading and making lefse.
Survivors include five sons, Norman of San Antonio, Texas, Allen of Tulsa, Okla., Harlan of Stewartville, Kenneth of Davenport, Iowa, and Donald of Fargo, N.D.; two daughters, Carron (Mrs. Gary) Ruesink of Bella Vista, Ark., and Candis (Mrs. Sanford) Wiste of Caledonia; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Gertrude Olstad of Lanesboro, Lavaugn Barenthin of Phoenix. Ariz., and Ila Valenzuela of Azusa, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, son, grandson and sister.
Funeral services were Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville with Revs. Ron Allen and Jules Erickson co-officiating. Burial was at Greenfield Cemetery in Harmony.
Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville was in charge of arrangements.
Harry G. 'Bud' Haugland, 73, of Mabel
Harry G."Bud" Haugland, 73, of Mabel, died at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel on May 22, 1999, following an illness with cancer.
Harry Haugland, best known as "Bud," was born Nov. 13, 1925, at Crosby, N.D., the son of Engebret and Thea (Gilbert) Haugland. He was the youngest of six children. He attended school in North Dakota and as a young man came to the area to live with his sister, Lillian. Here he met and married Patricia Kimber at the Big Canoe Lutheran Church on Nov. 14, 1947. They farmed for a period of time in North Dakota and then returned to farm south of Burr Oak, Iowa, in the early 1960s. The couple moved to Cresco and they operated the Wheel Inn Cafe while Mr. Haugland also worked for Kratz Motors. He worked for a short time for HECO and then they moved to Canton in the early 1970s and Mr. Haugland became head custodian for the Canton school. He retired in 1991.
He is survived by his wife, Pat of Canton; a son, Jerry "Red" of Thornton, Iowa; and a daughter, Sheri (Bob) Erickson of Waukon, Iowa; four granddaughters, Mia and Tisha Haugland and Heather and Hillary Erickson; four sisters, Mildred Anderson and Frieda (Jules) Halverson, both of Crosby, N.D., Irene Gunlock of Devils Lake, N.D., and Lillian (Dean) Smith of Burr Oak, along with his nephews, nieces and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jordan, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at Henrytown Lutheran Church, rural Canton, with the Rev. Audree Catalano officiating. Cremains interment will be at a later date in Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak. Friends may call at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The casket will not be open.
Ole Haugstad, 83, once of Spring Grove
Ole Arnold Haugstad, 83, of Montevideo, Minn., died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
He was born Nov. 22, 1915, in Spring Grove and served in the Army during World War II. In February of 1946, he married Marjorie E. DeWitz. He had been a salesman for Colliers magazines and Curtis Candy Co. Later he was a field representative for the Minneapolis Star and Tribune and after moving to Montevideo, he and his wife co-owned Fluff and Puff Pillow Cleaning. His wife died May 14, 1999.
Survivors include nieces and nephews. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
The funeral was Wednesday morning at United Methodist Church in Dodge Center. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Dodge Center was in charge of arrangements.