Bernice Hunt, 93, of Fountain
Bernice Hunt, 93, of Fountain, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 11, 1999, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Preston, Minn.
Bernice Bleeker was born March 21, 1905, in Ackley, Iowa, where she grew up and attended school. She married James F. (Tom) Hunt on Aug. 29, 1929. He passed away in 1986. They lived in Rochester from 1928 until 1938. They moved to Fountain in 1938 and she resided there until her death. Bernice and her husband owned the Fountain Lumber Company from 1941 until 1984. Bernice opened and operated the White Corner Café in Fountain in 1956 until 1960. In 1962 she opened the Fountain Variety and Clothing Store and operated it until her retirement in 1969.
She was a member of the Fountain Lutheran Church and the ELCW of Fountain Lutheran. After her retirement she and her husband spent their winters in Arizona and Florida. Her hobbies were her lawn, her flowers and sewing. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Marge Hunt of Fountain; a granddaughter and her husband, Julie and Tom Tienter of Chatfield; and one great-granddaughter, Tonya Ann Tienter of Chatfield.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Fountain Lutheran Church with the Rev. John Sime officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Fountain Lutheran Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Walter R. Huseby, 80, once of Mabel
Rev. Walter R. Huseby, 80, died on Friday, April 9, 1999, at home surrounded by his beloved family.
He was born on March 12, 1919, at Steele, N.D., the son of Henry and Alida (Johnson) Huseby. He graduated from Mabel High School in 1937, graduated from Luther College in 1943, and was ordained at Garness Lutheran Church near Mabel. He served in parishes at Brodhead, Spring Valley, Chetek and Milwaukee. His final parish was First Lutheran Church in Lodi, where he served from 1966 until his retirement in 1981.
The Rev. Huseby served two terms on the Lutheran Social Services Board and as President of the Milwaukee Lutheran Pastor's Conference and the Tri-State Lutheran Pastor's Conference.
On May 30, 1945, he was united in marriage to the former Lillian Eastvold. In addition to his life's work in the church, he was a man of many interests and talents. His interest in antiques led to an enriching lifetime hobby. He and his wife hosted many tours and traveled extensively. He enjoyed the outdoors and especially enjoyed his flower gardens.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian; four children, Constance Huseby-Berends of Hanover, Germany, Mark of Las Vegas, Nev., Neil of Austin, Texas and Karen (Gary) Huseby-Moore of Madison; four grandchildren, Marc, Cara and Anna Berends, and Jacob Moore; a brother; four sisters; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is cousin to Edna Hubbard. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
A celebration of the Rev. Huseby's Life was held at First Lutheran Church in Lodi. Bishop Jon Enslin, Rev. Kenneth L. Schaub and Rev. Peter Sherven officiated.
Hamre Funeral Home in Lodi was in charge of arrangements.
Robert Huston, 83, Harmony
Robert Huston, 83, of Harmony, a retired farmer, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at his home.
He was born on a farm in Canton Township, Fillmore County. Mr. Huston farmed on the family farm until 1982 when he retired and moved into Harmony.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Groat of Sunnyvale, Calif. Two sisters preceded him in death.
The funeral was Wednesday at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony with the Rev. James Scaife officiating. Burial was in Elliota Cemetery in Canton.
Alice M. Huxsahl, 93, formerly of Fillmore
Alice M. Huxsahl, 93, of the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, formerly of Fillmore, Minn., died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at the Care Center in Chatfield.
Alice M. Shaw was born March 15, 1905 in Wall Lake, S. D., the daughter of the Rev. Spencer and Caroline (Thurston) Shaw. She graduated from Chatfield High School, and went on to normal training. She married Laurald "Bum" Huxsahl on April 26, 1930, in the Methodist parsonage in Wykoff. The couple lived their entire married lives in Fillmore. She was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of the Fillmore Free Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sisters, Beulah Winslow of Fillmore, and Hazel Vesey of Rochester; one brother, Alvin Shaw of Wykoff; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one infant son, five brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 2:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Free Methodist Church in Fillmore with the Rev. Mike Hopper officiating. Burial will be in the spring at the Fillmore Cemetery in Fillmore.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff and one hour prior to services at the church.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff is in charge of the arrangements.
Frances L. Inglett, 80, of rural Mabel
Frances L. Inglett, 80, of rural Mabel, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at the Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wis.
She was born on March 16, 1918, in Hesper Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, to Lawrence and Fannie (Welch) Iverson. She attended the Mabel High School and on July 4, 1940, married Ervin Inglett in Decorah. The couple remained in Hesper Township their entire lives. Mr. Inglett died on Aug. 10, 1985. She was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper.
Mrs. Inglett is survived by four sons, Carroll of Mabel, Lowell (Elaine) of Decorah, Neil (Pat) of Beloit, Wis. and Dayl (Julie) of Ames, Iowa; six grandchildren, Tami (Mrs. Rick) Fencl of Farmington, Minn., Tina (Mrs. Dale) Hovden of Decorah, Christine Inglett of Beloit, Wis. and Patrick, Nicholas and Stephanie Inglett of Ames, Iowa; four great-grandchildren, Erin and Christopher Fencl, and Kelsey and Kenzie Hovden; one sister, Lorraine (Mrs. Wayne) Harkness of Mabel; sister-in-law Frances Scharburg of Brownsdale, Minn.; and brother and sister-in-law Arden and Jeanette Inglett of Mabel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin, and her parents.
Funeral services were Monday at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating. Burial was in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
Tilferd Edwin Ingvalson, 81, of Spring Grove
Tilferd Edwin Ingvalson, 81, of Spring Grove, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove.
He was born Dec. 10, 1917, in rural Spring Grove to Ingeman and Henrietta (Bersie) Ingvalson. He was a lifelong Spring Grove area resident. On March 7, 1945, he married Pearl R. Viegen at Big Canoe Lutheran Church in rural Decorah. He worked most of his life as a self-employed farmer. He also worked at Northern Engraving in Spring Grove and Larson Hardware Store in Mabel.
He was a very active member of Highland Lutheran Church, rural Spring Grove.
Survivors include his wife of Spring Grove; a son, Terry (Jean) of Mabel; daughters, Holly (Mark) Thorson of Decorah and Sandra (Leo) Chaput of LaCrescent; eight grandchildren, Tammy (Mark) Ochs, Kip and Cole (Carrie) Thorson, Pierre Chaput, Heidi (Brian) Matz, Quincy, Trista and Casey Ingvalson; two great-grandchildren; Eric and Megan Ochs; one brother, Gilman (Mavis) of Spring Grove; two sisters, Avis (Paul) Glasrud of Spring Grove and Doris (Don) Pothas of Waukon. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Leona Tyribakken, Bernice Gjere and Irene Larson; and one brother in infancy.
Funeral services were Monday at Highland Lutheran Church, 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.
Arthur M. Jacobson, 93, Ostrander
Arthur M. Jacobson, 93, of LeRoy died Dec. 25, 1999, at the Ostrander Nursing Home in Ostrander where he had been a resident since August 1999.
He was born Aug. 6, 1906, in Bennington Township, Mower County, to Andrew and Mary (Northness) Jacobson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Ostrander Lutheran Church and attended schools in the Ostrander area.
He worked for the Chicago Great Western Railroad for a short time and hauled cream in the Ostrander and LeRoy areas. In 1932 he went into farming partnership with his brother, Alvin, until 1946 at which time he went to work for the State Highway Department. In 1958 he returned to farming, taking over the Jacobson home farm and remained involved in farming until ill health caused him to quit in 1995. After his retirement from farming he enjoyed going to town to visit with his friends and talk about farming. In 1997 the farm was sold and he entered assisted living apartments in Austin.
He is survived by three brothers, Alvin (Rhoda) of Ostrander, Raymond (Margaret) of LeRoy, and Russell (Violet) of Austin; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, James, Harry and Lloyd and one sister, Ruth.
Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church in LeRoy with the Rev. Norman Bauer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy was in charge of arrangements.
Betty Jacobson, 73, formerly of Canton
Betty Jean Jacobson, 73, of Eyota, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999 in Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester.
Betty Jean Bacon was born Nov. 5, 1925, in Prosper. She attended school in Canton and married Donald F. Jacobson on May 18, 1946 in Chatfield.
She and her husband owned and operated a restaurant in Dexter until 1966 when they bought a farm south of Eyota and began farming. Her husband died Dec. 24, 1991. She was active with the Olmsted County Extension Group, the Eyota American Legion Auxiliary and 4-H.
Survivors include one son, Dennis of Eyota; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, LaVerne of White Bear Lake and Jerome of Rochester; and two sisters, Donna Arnold of Rochester and Marlene (Mrs. Larry ) Munroe of Eyota.
The funeral was held Sunday at Schad and Zabel Funeral Home, Eyota. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Dover.
Donald Jacobson, 68, formerly of Lanesboro
Donald D. "Jake" Jacobson, 68, of Rochester, died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 23, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 17, 1930, in Houston, graduated from Lanesboro High School and served in the Navy and Naval Reserves. On June 9, 1951, he married Marjorie Quinn in Lanesboro. He was a finance company officer for a time and then owned and operated the Happy Warrior Lounge in Rochester and later Jake's Supper Club on Lake Zumbro. A longtime member of Elks No. 1091 in Rochester, he served as district deputy grand exalted ruler in 1976-1977, past exalted ruler, chairman of the board of trustees and was on the board of directors of the Elks Youth Camp. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge and American Legion, and for a time coached and officiated at high school football and basketball games. He enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Donald J. and Rodney, both of Rochester; four daughters, Patty Jacobson, Cathy (Mrs. Greg) Amundson, Susan Jacobson (Mrs. Greg) Johnson and Beth (Mrs. Jay) Fisher, all of Rochester; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and three brothers, Milton of Prior Lake, Minn., Lyle of Winona and Willard of Lanesboro. Three sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
Funeral services were Friday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with the Revs. Chris Brekke and Curtis Johnson co-officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Lanesboro.
Macken Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mildred B. Jacobson, sister of Fountain residents
Mildred B. Jacobson, 85, of Chatfield, a former furniture store and funeral home employee, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where she had resided three months.
Mildred Trogstad was born July 11, 1914, in Pilot Mound Township in Fillmore County, rural Chatfield, and lived there until her marriage. On July 11, 1935, she married Clarence Jacobson in Pilot Mound and they made their home in Chatfield. Her husband died in November of 1998.
She was a homemaker, a waitress at the Silver Grill Café in Chatfield, did baby-sitting and was a longtime employee of Boetzer-Akeson-Riley Furniture and Funeral Home in Chatfield. She was a member of the Chatfield Lutheran Church and was active in its ladies aid and was a Sunday school and Bible school teacher.
Survivors include two daughters, Dianne (Mrs. Marvin) Arndt of Pine Island and Audrey Jacobson of Rochester; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Orval Trogstad of Fountain, Edne Trogstad of Rochester, Elmer Trogstad of Chatfield and Arlis "Sonny" Trogstad of Dover; and four sisters, Ethel (Mrs. Arthur) Becker of Austin, Olive (Mrs. Leon) Thorson of Chatfield, Betty (Mrs. Tilford) Rain of Fountain and Ruby (Mrs. Eldon) Olsen of Pine Island. Two brothers preceded her in death.
The funeral was Sunday at the Chatfield Lutheran Church and burial was in the Chatfield Cemetery. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.
Marcellita Jaszewski, 68, of Preston
Marcellita "Marcy" Jaszewski, 68, of Preston, a homemaker, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester from complications of pancreatic cancer.
Marcy Duellman was born Nov. 1, 1930, in Fountain City, Wis., the daughter of Sylvan and Frieda (Justin) Duellman. Her family moved to Winona in 1936. She graduated from Winona High School in 1948. She worked as a telephone operator and supervisor at NW Bell in Winona for four years. She married Frank S. Jaszewski in Winona on April 23, 1951. The couple lived in Laguna Beach, Calif., and Winona before settling in Preston in 1957.
She was a member of St. Columban Catholic Church in Preston and was a former member of its Parish Council. She was also a past member of the Preston Library Board. She enjoyed gardening, reading and particularly visiting with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Sam of Tucson, Ariz., and Michael of St. Paul; one daughter, Laura (Mrs. Mitch) Harstad of St. Cloud; three granddaughters; four brothers, Fr. Virgil Duellman of Austin, Merlin of Houston, Richard of Vadnais Heights, and Ken of Green Bay, Wis,; and three sisters, Marita McQuinn of Fountain City, Wis., Therese Bena of Greenwood, Wis., and Diane Schoepp of Winona.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
A funeral Mass was held on Friday at St. Columban Catholic Church in Preston with the Revs. Virgil Duellman and Thomas Loomis officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Winona. Her body was cremated.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Jensen, 80, former area teacher
Elizabeth "Bette" Jensen, 80, of Mankato died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato.
Elizabeth Carlson was born July 4, 1918, in Belvidere Township, Goodhue County. She graduated from Goodhue High School and Red Wing Teachers Training. On July 21, 1940, she married Francis A. Jensen at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He died April 7, 1995.
During her employment days she taught in Goodhue and Fillmore County rural schools, was assistant cashier at Harmony State Bank and assistant cashier in the Rochester Public Utilities office. She was deputy city clerk/city bookkeeper in Hutchinson, Minn., and subsequently was the first woman elected to the Hutchinson City Council. She was involved in many community activities. She was a longtime Independent Republican activist and was named Minnesota Outstanding Republican Woman. She was a member of United Lutheran Church and enjoyed needlework.
Survivors include three sons, David of El Segundo, Calif; Richard of St. Charles, Mo., and James of Garden City, Minn.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, John Carlson of St. Paul. A sister preceded her in death.
The funeral was held Tuesday at United Lutheran Church in Red Wing. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing.
Mahn Family Funeral Homes - Bodelson-Mahn Chapel in Red Wing was in charge of arrangements.
E. C. Jertson, 88, mother of Lanesboro man
Evelyn C. Jertson, 88, of Rushford, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
Evelyn Coldella Swiggum was born Oct. 15, 1910, in Arendahl Township, Fillmore County. On Oct. 4, 1945, she married Oleander Jertson. They farmed in the North Prairie area. She was a member of North Prairie Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid. She was also a former Sunday school teacher and past North Prairie Prayer Chain person. She enjoyed flowers and gardening.
Survivors include one son, Larry of Lanesboro. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son.
The funeral was held Wednesday at North Prairie Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lynn Zaffke officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Homes/Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Olga Rosella Jetson, 98, of Spring Grove
Olga Rosella Jetson, 98, of Spring Grove, a former area farm homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove.
She was born Dec. 22, 1900, in Kensett, Iowa, to Ole and Regina (Ellingson) Brunsvold. She graduated from high school in Northwood, Iowa, in 1918, and after completing teachers’ normal school, taught in rural Iowa schools from 1918 to 1923. On June 21, 1923, she married Clarence B. Jetson in Kensett and they farmed in rural Spring Grove until moving into town in May 1966. Her husband died Nov. 19, 1970. Mrs. Jetson was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its women's organizations and was active in community groups.
Survivors include a son, Harold (Louise) Jetson of Spring Grove; four daughters, Jean (James) Hiner of Kenyon, Ruth (Everett) Brooks-Zeise of Byron, Dorothy (Harold) Norman of Dodge Center and Sandra (Tom) Shanahan of Rochester, 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; a stepgreat-great-granddaughter; one brother, Timen Brunsvold of Northwood, Iowa, and one sister-in-law, Carma Brunsvold of Manly, Iowa. She was preceded in death in addition to her husband by five brothers, Nels, Carl, Albert, Selmer and Ernest and a grandson, Anthony Jetson.
Funeral services were Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove with the Rev. Jim Arends officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Arlone Johnson, 74, of Harmony
Arlone Johnson, 74, of Harmony, died at Houston, Texas, on Feb. 24, 1999.
She was born June 8, 1924, at Harmony, the daughter of Harry and Myrtle (Olson) Wahl. She graduated from Harmony High School and was united in marriage to Vernon Johnson. They lived their entire life in Harmony. Arlone worked as a waitress and at the municipal liquor store.
She is survived by her two daughters, Lonna (Kenneth) Kerns of Rochester and Lori (Robert) Martinek of Cresco; three sons, Dean Johnson of Houston, Texas, Dale (Marcene) Johnson of Stewartville and Duaine (Arlene) Johnson of Canton; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a stepsister, Wanita Fraiser of Longville, Minn. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 4, at the Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery with the Rev. Jon and Ann Sorum officiating. Friends may call at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour before services at the church.
Lindstrom Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bonnie Jean Johnson, 56, of Spring Grove
Bonnie Jean Johnson, 56, of Spring Grove, died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at Riverview Medical Center in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
She was born March 21, 1943, in LaCrosse to Jerome and Jeanette (Hillyer) Fogel. She married Owen S. Johnson on Nov. 9, 1964, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Caledonia. She has been a Spring Grove resident for the past 36 years. She was a 1960 Logan High School graduate of LaCrosse and was employed at Northern Automotive of Spring Grove for the past 26 years. She was a member of St. Olaf's Catholic Church in Mabel.
Survivors include her husband, Owen of Spring Grove; two daughters, Deb (Jeff) Johnson Schuh of Nekoosa, Wis., and Tunya Johnson of Spring Grove; one granddaughter, Desirae Schuh of Nekoosa; one brother, Jerome Fogel of LaCrosse; four sisters, Corrine Houlihan of LaCrosse, Vicki Voss of LaCrescent, Joyce (Leland) Johnson and Patricia Lund, both of Spring Grove. She was preceded in death by one brother, Rodney Fogel.
Funeral services were Tuesday at St. Olaf's Catholic Church in Mabel. Burial was in Trinity Cemetery in Spring Grove. Father Steve Peterson officiated.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Delora Johnson, 83, formerly of Amherst
Delora A. Johnson, 83, of Rushford, a former area farm homemaker, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
Delora Davidson was born March 28, 1916, in Amherst Township in Fillmore County. On June 17, 1933, she married Richard O. Johnson in Peterson and they farmed in the area. She was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church of Highland and belonged to its Rebekah Circle. She was a volunteer at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home and enjoyed playing bingo, old-time music and traveling.
Survivors include three daughters, Darlene (Mrs. John) Kryzer of Minnesota City, Delaine (Mrs. Harlan) Johnson of Rushford and Nina (Mrs. Perlum) Austin of Rushford; a son, Harley, of Austin; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, an infant sister and two brothers.
The funeral was held Monday at the First Lutheran Church in Highland. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Elroy S. Johnson, 64, brother of SV woman
Elroy S. Johnson, 64, of Goodhue, formerly of Bellechester, died Friday evening, Nov. 26, 1999, at Fairview Seminary Home in Red Wing.
He was born April 29, 1935, in Pierce County, Wis., grew up there and after attending area schools worked for area farmers. On June 26, 1971, he married Dorothy McKay. They lived near Ellsworth, Wis., and then in Bellechester from 1989 until moving to the Goodhue area in 1991. He enjoyed working with lawnmowers and fishing.
Survivors include his wife; two sisters, Irene (Mrs. Mark) Hilden of Ellsworth, Wis., and Myrtle Neidermeyer of Spring Valley, Wis.; and two brothers, Kenneth and Loren, both of Ellsworth. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.
A memorial service was held Tuesday at Mahn Family Funeral Home - Larson Chapel in Zumbrota with the Rev. Kevin Olson officiating. Interment was in Bethel Covenant Cemetery in Ellsworth, Wis.
Ernest J. Johnson, 77, Stewartville
Ernest J. Johnson, 77, of rural Stewartville, a longtime area farmer, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at Stewartville Care Center following a short illness.
Born March 5, 1921, in High Forest, he attended area rural schools and Stewartville Junior High School. Before his marriage he was a cream hauler for Marigold Dairies in Rochester for five years. On May 18, 1941, he married Ardell Johnson of Spring Valley and they farmed in the Marion, Simpson and Stewartville areas all their married lives. His wife is a homemaker. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Rochester Eagles Lodge for more than 50 years and was an avid sports fan.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, John of Rochester and Howard of rural Stewartville; a daughter, Eileen (Mrs. John) Bush of Rochester; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Kenneth of LeRoy and Leonard of Rochester. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, a brother and two sisters.
The funeral was Tuesday at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville with the Rev. Jules Erickson of Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville officiating. Spring burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.
Freida M. Johnson, 91, formerly of Preston
Freida M. Johnson, 91, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of rural Preston, died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, in Phoenix.
She was born Jan. 11, 1908, in Michigan and grew up there. Her husband, Nevin Johnson, was a maintenance supervisor at Dayton's in Rochester. He died in 1976. She lived in Carimona from 1951 until moving to Arizona in 1977.
Survivors include four sons, David Richter of Phoenix, Arthur Richter of Kentucky, Boyd Johnson of Copperas Cove, Texas, and Ralph Johnson of White Bear Lake, Minn; a daughter, Patricia Carlick of Flushing, Mich.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield. Burial was in the Carimona Cemetery.
Janet Johnson, 43, formerly of Lanesboro
Janet Marie Johnson, 43, of Stewartville, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at Rochester Methodist Hospital following a lengthy illness with cancer.
Janet Marie Wallace was born July 23, 1955, in Richland Center, Wis., and grew up there. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Richland Center and graduated from a LaCrosse beauty school. On June 22, 1974, she married Mark D. Johnson in Richland Center and they farmed in the Lanesboro-Peterson-North Prairie area until moving to Racine in 1989. Her husband died July 22, 1996. She moved to Stewartville in 1997. She was a beautician at Madonna Towers in Rochester from 1987 until December 1998. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and enjoyed bowling, golfing and traveling.
Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer and Kelli of Stewartville; a son, Timothy of Stewartville; her parents, Georgie and Eula Wallace of Richland Center; five brothers, Ludlow and Dennis Wallace, both of Richland Center, Timothy Wallace of Platteville, Wis., Lonnie Wallace of Delevan, Wis., and Randy Wallace of Reedsburg, Wis.
Funeral services were Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville with the Revs. Ron Allen and Jules Erickson co-officiating. Burial was in the Arendahl Cemetery in rural Peterson.
Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville was in charge of arrangements.
Lowell G. Johnson, 76, formerly of Canton
Lowell G. Johnson, 76, of Waseca and formerly of the Canton area, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, in Canton Township, Fillmore County.
He was born on March 7, 1923, in Canton Township to Lee and Gladys (Olson) Johnson. He was confirmed at the Canton Methodist Church and then graduated from the Canton High School in 1941. On Feb. 17, 1942, he married Shirley Gilbert in Preston. The couple farmed in Canton township until retiring in 1983 and moving to Waseca. They have resided there since. He formerly served on the Canton Township Board and the Creamery Board in Preston.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter Janet (Mrs. Ben) Hermanson of Scandia, Minn.; three sons, Jack of Las Vegas, Nev., Jerry (Linda) of Lime Springs and Steven (Jennifer) of Waseca; foster child Carol Ann Morley of Faribault, Minn.; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, LeRoy of Peterson; and one sister DeLone Golembo of Chicago, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services were Monday at the Kinder-Dennis Home for Funerals in Waseca. Burial was in the Woodville Cemetery in Waseca.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
Randall Johnson, 34, Harmony
Randall Johnson, 34, of Harmony, a former Crenlo employee, died of cancer Monday at his brother's home in Harmony.
Born Dec. 22, 1964, in Harmony, he graduated from Harmony High School and served in the Army during the Persian Gulf Conflict. He worked at Crenlo in Rochester before being diagnosed with cancer in October 1999.
Survivors include a daughter, Hailey Rose Hamersma; his parents, Paul and Marian (Houdek) Johnson of Harmony; a sister, Lauri Routt of Jesup, Iowa; and two brothers, David A. of Cresco, Iowa, and Rodney of Harmony.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Harmony with the Rev. Laechel officiating. Burial will be in State Line Cemetery in Harmony.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of arrangements.