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MINNESOTA - Fillmore County - Miscellaneous Obituaries from 1999 - 12

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Saturday, 29 August 2009, at 2:34 a.m.

Royal A. Johnson, 67, once of Lanesboro
Royal Albert Johnson, 67, of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.
He was born Nov. 7, 193l, in Morris, Minn., to Albert and Johanna (Ulvestad) Johnson. He was a graduate of Lanesboro High School in 1949. He attended the University of Minnesota and was a fellow in the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and was an enrolled actuary for many years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary V. Johnson; one daughter, Mary Birgit Baldeon of Burtonsville, Md.; one son, Robert Andrew Albert Johnson of Parksville, Md; two grandchildren; and one sister, Dr. Rochelle J. Medici of San Marino, Calif.
The funeral was Friday, March 5, at Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown, with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, Md.

Wilma Iona Johnson, 84, of Spring Grove
Wilma Iona Johnson, 84, of Spring Grove, a longtime area resident, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove.
Wilma Iona Kinneberg was born July 20, 1914, at Beaver Ridge, west of Caledonia in Houston County and attended Beaver Ridge District 71 country school. In 1934 she married Leonard Kragness of Sheldon Valley and they farmed north of Sheldon until his death in 1941. She married Luverne Johnson of Spring Grove in 1947. Mr. Johnson owned the Spring Grove Insurance Agency. He died in 1971. She operated "Wilma's Lunch," a trailer she took to auctions for many years. She also served lunch every Tuesday for 38 years at the Spring Grove Livestock Exchange. She had worked at Smith's Cafe, C&D Cafe, Elmer's Supper Club and A&H Cafe. She made about 80 gallons of rommegrot for the Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa, each year for the Nordic Fest.
Survivors include three daughters, Lorraine (Mrs. Robert) Lager of Winona, Audrejean (Mrs. Edward) Myrah of Spring Grove, and Cindy Johnson of Decorah; four sons, Leighton Kragness of Rushford, Leonard Kragness of Anchorage, Alaska, Larry Johnson of Las Vegas, Nev., and Dean Johnson of Spring Grove; 23 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, a sister, Cora Tollefsrud of Spring Grove; a brother, Edwin Kinneberg of Caledonia and special friend, Ralph Lane of Spring Grove. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and a grandson.
The funeral was held Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove with the Rev. Zane Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Stone Church Cemetery in Houston.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.

Orvin Ardell Johnsrud, 68, of Spring Grove
Orvin Ardell Johnsrud, 68, of Spring Grove, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wis., from complications of diabetes.
He was born April 17, 1931, in Spring Grove to Selmer and Constance (Housker) Johnsrud.
He grew up on a farm near Mabel where he lived for many years and later moved to Spring Grove. He was a Mabel High School graduate. On June 10, 1953, he married Mavis Peterson. He farmed until 1984 and then worked at Deco in Decorah until retiring in 1991. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, the Spring Grove Sons of Norway where he was president, vice president of Buds and Blossoms Garden Club in Spring Grove, past president and director and held other offices in the Mabel and Spring Grove Lions Clubs.
He is survived by his wife of Spring Grove; one son, Luverne (Laurie) of Rochester, Minn.; one daughter, Pauline (Tom) Berg of Rochester, Minn.; four granddaughters, two grandsons and one step grandson; one great-grandson, one great-granddaughter, one step great-granddaughter; and one sister, LaVonne (Paul) Jensen of Pequot Lakes, Minn. He was preceded in death by one son, Richard, and his parents.
Memorial services were Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. Mr. Johnsrudís body was donated to medical science. The Rev. Jim Arends officiated. Memorials may be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn Jones, 80, formerly of area
Carolyn Dahl Jones, 80, of Topeka, Kan., died May 9, 1999, in Riverside, Calif., from pulmonary complications. She had suffered a heart attack on April 1 while visiting a brother there.
She was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Fillmore County, to Bertha Highum and Edward H. Dahl. She grew up in Pope County, Minn., and attended Glenwood High School, graduating in 1935. She earned a nursing degree in 1941. At the start of World War II, she left for San Francisco to join the Army Nurse Corps. Instead, she met and married Leland B. Jones of Kansas City, Mo., and continued nursing. Following the war, the couple operated a restaurant business in Kansas City and later a tourist business in Tucson. They moved near Denison, Kan., in 1951 and to Topeka in 1953.
She received a bachelor's degree with honors and a certificate in public health from the School of Medicine at Washburn University. In 1962, she received her secondary teaching certificate from Washburn University. She then served as teacher and part-time school nurse, later teaching full-time. She retired in 1982.
She was an ordained deacon at First Presbyterian Church where she was active for more than 40 years. She was a member of the national education association, retired teacher associations, Topeka Genealogy Society and numerous county historical societies in Kansas and Minnesota. She was a member of the Kansas State Historical Society and served on the board of trustees for the Shawnee County Historical Society.
In recent years, she presented local programs on Scandinavian folktales and her Norwegian heritage. She wrote and published eight books on her and her husband's family histories.
She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 48 years who died in 1990. She is survived by a daughter, Kristine Jones Erb, Livingston, Texas; a son, Bruce Jones, Odessa, Mo.; three grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren; one sister Barbara Wright of Oxford, Ga.; two brothers, Warren Dahl, Carlos, Minn., and David Dahl, Corona, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Betty Dahl Gage, and two brothers, Edward Herman (Bud) and Arvid Dahl preceded her.
A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, May 15, and burial was at the Larkinburg, Kan., cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, Topeka, Kans., Scheie Lutheran Church, Mabel, or the Choice Cemetery, c/o Alan Johnson, Route 2, Mabel.

Freddie A. Kappers, Preston, brother of SV woman
Freddie Arthur Kappers, 82, of Preston, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
He was born April 11, 1917, in Bloomfield Township, Fillmore County, Minn., the son of Ben and Anna (Goodwinson) Kappers. He attended school in rural Spring Valley. He was a farmer and worked in construction. He married Alma Broadwater.
He is survived by three daughters: Jan (Mrs. Dick) Evenson of Clermont, Iowa, Margie (Mrs. Bernie) Wampach of Rochester, Minn., and Evie (Mrs. Larry) Read of Fairmont, Minn.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. One brother, George of Cottonwood, Ariz., two sisters, Doris Riddle of Spring Valley and Pearl Funk of Rochester, Minn., and also nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother, Francis.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 20, at 1:30 p.m., at Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley with the Rev. James Ross officiating. Burial was in Etna Cemetery, rural Spring Valley.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

Arabella T. Kidd, 91, of Wykoff
Arabella T. Kidd, 91, of Wykoff, died Tuesday evening, April 13, 1999, at the Ostrander Care Center in Ostrander.
Arabella Baker was born July 3, 1907, in Norman, Okla., the daughter of Frank and Caroline (Moor) Baker. The family moved to a farm in rural Wykoff in 1911. She was a 1925 graduate of Wykoff High School and attended Normal School in Albert Lea and ultimately graduated from Winona State Teachers College in 1951. She taught rural schools throughout the region for many years before school consolidation. She then taught the third and fourth grades in the Wykoff school district for 30 years and became the elementary school principal for several years prior to her retirement in 1972.
She married Edward Kidd June 6, 1927, in Wykoff where they lived. He died April 9, 1966.
She was a member of the Wykoff United Methodist Church and teachers organizations. She was a seasoned traveler. She and several of her friends traveled to several exotic places around the world. They saw many of the sites they were teaching their students about.
She is survived by one daughter, Audrey (Mrs. Orville) Cole of Wykoff; two sons, Lynn and Lawrence Kidd both of Wykoff; six grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and one brother, Dewey Baker of Spring Valley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one sister, and two brothers.
The funeral was Friday, April 16, at the Wykoff United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert A. Kandels officiating. Burial was in the Wykoff Cemetery.
The family prefers memorials to the Wykoff United Methodist Church.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff was in charge of arrangements.

Emil Kiehne, 89, of Harmony
Emil Kiehne, 89, of Harmony died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at the Harmony Community Nursing Home. He was a former area farmer and Midland Co-op employee.
He was born, March 6, 1910, on the family farm in rural Harmony and graduated from Harmony High School. On Jan. 18, 1936, he married Ethelyn Lange at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa, and they farmed on the family farm until moving to Harmony in 1974. He was an active conservationist and started strip farming in the 1940s and was a member of the NFO while dairy farming.
After moving to Harmony, he worked for Midland Co-op for a number of years until his retirement in 1993. He was a long-time member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church where he served as trustee for 50 years and sang in the choir. After moving to town, he joined Greenfield Lutheran Church. He was board trustee of Big Spring Cemetery at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kenneth and Ronald, both of Harmony; a stepson, Allan Lange of Bryant, Texas; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Frank, of Preston; and a sister, Ella Lange, of LaCrosse. Five brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
The funeral was held on Thursday at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony with the Revs. Jon and Ann Sorum co-officiating. Burial was in the Big Spring Cemetery in rural Harmony.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of arrangements.

David W. King Jr., 87, Spring Valley
David William King Jr., 87, of Spring Valley, died Thursday morning at his home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 10, 1912, in Hamilton, Sumner Township, Fillmore County, to David and Sadie (Rowe) King. He attended country schools through the eighth grade and on Sept. 12, 1935, he was united in marriage to Edna Linnemeyer in Wykoff.
They farmed and raised turkeys in the Wykoff, Plainview and Spring Valley areas and in 1946 he built a neighborhood grocery store, Hilltop Grocery, in Spring Valley. In 1951 he sold the store and bought a number of school buses and was an owner, operator and manager of the bus service in Spring Valley. After driving buses for 27 years, he retired and went to work at Valley Furniture, where he worked for three years.
He was an active member of First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, where he held various offices. He was a member of the board of directors for Community Memorial Hospital for 26 years. He served as president of the Chamber of Commerce and worked at various community activities.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Eloise "Lala" (Ron) Neis of Spring Valley and Shelva (Tom) Giordano of Stewartville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Bossart of Ostrander; and two brothers, Roy King of LeRoy and Maynard King of Shakopee, Minn. He was preceded in death by one sister and five brothers.
Services were Monday, Aug. 30, at First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Robert Burmeister officiating. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery in Wykoff.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

Horace L. 'Lee' King, 89, once of SV
Horace L. "Lee" King of Zumbrota, formerly of Stewartville, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at the Zumbrota Nursing Home.
He was born Jan. 1, 1910, in Fillmore County, and attended country school. On March 1, 1942, he entered the U.S. Army, and on Dec. 11, 1942, he married Aleda W. Mensink in Spring Valley. After his discharge from the Army on Oct. 4, 1945, the couple lived in Spring Valley. In 1946 they moved to Rochester where he worked in construction until his retirement. In 1953, they moved to Stewartville and lived there for 20 years. In 1973, they moved to Prescott Valley, Ariz. The couple lived there until 1979, when they moved to Mountain Grove, Mo. In 1985 they moved to Cabool, Mo., and in 1993, they moved to Zumbrota. Mr. King was a radio operator in the Army and enjoyed tinkering with radios, reading and gardening.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Gloria Carpenter of Aurora, Colo., Carole (Mrs. Rodney) Anderson of Mankato, and Joyce (Mrs. Marlen) Greer of Zumbro Falls; eight grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. One sister, two brothers, two half sisters, and two half brothers preceded him in death.
The funeral was Sunday at Mahn Family Funeral Homes - Larson Chapel in Zumbrota with the Rev. Bill Bradbury officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.

Jessie L. King, 87, Grand Meadow
Jessie L. King, 87, of Meadow Manor Healthcare Center in Grand Meadow, formerly of Austin, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at the care center.
Survivors include her husband, Isidore, of Grand Meadow; a son, Clifford Quast of New Berlin, Wis.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Gifford of San Diego, Calif.
No services are planned. The body was cremated.
Mayer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Minerva Grace King, 88, of Stewartville
Minerva Grace King, 88, of Stewartville, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at Chosen Valley Care Center where she had been a resident since July, 1999.
Minerva Grace Ellis was born June 8, 1911, in rural Chatfield. She grew up on the family farm, was a graduate of Chatfield High School and Normal Training Class. She taught in rural schools in Fillmore County. She was married to Harold Arthur King Sept. 12, 1933, in Faribault. After marriage they farmed for 60 years in Sumner Township. After her husband's death she moved to Stewartville.
She was a member of Sumner Center United Methodist Church where she was an active member and held numerous church offices in the Fillmore County Farm Bureau and was active in community affairs.
Survivors include a daughter, Marcia (Mrs. Robert) Dubbels of East Dubuque, Ill.; a brother, Cedric Ellis of Eyota; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, one brother, and one sister.
Services will be held (today) Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at 1:30 p.m. at Sumner Center United Methodist Church of rural Racine with the Rev. Jean Dumas officiating. Burial in Sumner Presbyterian Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home of Stewartville.

Marie Kjome, 87, of Spring Grove
Marie Kjome, 87, of Spring Grove, a registered nurse and former teacher, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Tweeten Lutheran Health Services in Spring Grove.
She was born May 3, 1912, in Spring Grove, graduated from Spring Grove High School in 1931 and from the Spring Grove teachers program in 1932. She taught in rural Houston County schools for five years. After graduating from Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis in 1941, she was employed as a registered nurse in Spring Grove, Caledonia and Minneapolis hospitals.
On Aug. 14, 1959, she married Olaf J. Kjome at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church in St. Paul, and they operated a dairy farm. Her husband died Aug. 24, 1998. Mrs. Kjome was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove and its women's groups, Tweeten Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary, homemakers club, Buds and Blossoms garden club and the Sons of Norway.
Survivors include three sons, Wesley of West Salem, Wis., Douglas of Spring Grove and David of Rochester; a daughter, Shirley (Mrs. Bill) Nesseth of Clawson, Mich.; 11 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded her in death.
Funeral services were Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove with Rev. Jim Arends officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.

Violet Eloise Kirchner, 85, Grand Meadow
Violet Eloise Kirchner, 85, of Grand Meadow, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at Grand Meadow Health Care Center.
Violet E. Giesler was born June 14, 1914, in Dodge Center. She graduated from Dodge Center High School and married Frederick Kirchner on Oct. 16, 1934, in Brownsdale. The couple resided and farmed near Renova, Minn., In February of 1942 they moved to Bennington Township southeast of Grand Meadow and they later moved into Grand Meadow. She worked for 13 years at Farmer's Produce and then in environmental services at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. After her retirement, she served as secretary for the Golden Age Club and as Sunshine Secretary for Meadow Garden Club.
Survivors include two sons, Stanley of Grand Meadow and Frederick of Dahlone, Ga.; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband in May of 1975, two brothers and three sisters.
The funeral was Friday at the United Church in Grand Meadow with the Rev. Tom Wilson officiating. Burial was in Grand Meadow Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow was in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Kjome, 85, formerly of Spring Grove
Ralph J. Kjome, 85, of Red Wing and formerly of Spring Grove, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital.
He was born Jan. 22, 1914, in Spring Grove, the son of John and Regina (Blegan) Kjome. He attended schools in Spring Grove. He married Beatrice Schikeldahl on Feb. 24, 1934. They lived in Spring Grove for many years where he farmed for nine years, owned a hardware store and had Ralph's Place from 1952 to 1970. He was also a Spring Grove police officer for four years. In 1970, they moved to California where he did maintenance work in a housing complex. They moved back to Red Wing in 1996.
He was a member of the Lutheran church in Spring Grove as well as in Escondido, Calif., and currently a member of United Lutheran Church in Red Wing. He was a past member of the Masonic Lodge and enjoyed golfing and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; one son, Roger (Judy) Kjome of Red Wing; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Ellingson and Helen (Carl) Muller, both of Spring Grove. He was preceded in death by three daughters, Elaine Ahrens, Jennifer Hamilton and Debra Horton; two brothers, Olaf and Nels Kjome; and two sisters, Maria Ekern and Rosetta Doely.
Memorial services were held Monday, Sept. 28, at United Lutheran Church with Rev. Andrew Smith officiating. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.
Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Henrietta Klungtvedt, 72, once of area
Henrietta (Veum) Klungtvedt, 72, of Rushford died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at Desert Samaritan Palliative Care Facility in Mesa, Ariz.
She was born Feb. 25, 1927, in Spring Grove. She graduated from Mabel High School and Winona Business School. On Feb. 25, 1948, she married Alton Klungtvedt in Mabel. She worked at what is now known as Lucas in Rushford for 29 years. She was a member of the Rushford Lutheran Church and church circle. The couple has been spending winters in Mesa, Ariz., for the past eight years. She was active in her church and on the church council in Mesa.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Doug of Moorhead, Minn., and Allan of Reno, Nev.; one daughter, Ruth Ann (Mrs. LeRoy) Hoekstra of Kennedy, Minn.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one brother, Norris Veum of Milwaukee. Twin sons and one sister preceded her in death.
The funeral was held Tuesday at Rushford Lutheran Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Homes - Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Harlen Knapp, 61, formerly of Preston
Harlen James Knapp, 61, the son of Rupert and Helen Roberts Knapp, died on Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, in Everly, Iowa.
He was born Dec. 10, 1937, in Preston and his early education was received in Minnesota. He graduated from Everly High School in 1956. He entered the United States Army in 1960 and was honorably discharged in 1962. On April 28, 1972, he married Cynthia Paulsen in Sioux Falls, S.D., and they moved to Everly.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters and five grandchildren.
Services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. Interment was at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.

John Knox, 81, brother of area residents
John "Jack" Knox, 81, of LaCrosse, died on Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in his home.
He was born in Plymouth Rock, Iowa, on Jan. 23, 1918, to Richard Emmett and Anna Knox. He married Leona Huegel on April 22, 1942, in Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on July 26, 1994.
Mr. Knox was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the medical corps in Italy. He was a graduate of the Wisconsin Business University and had most recently worked as an office manager at Randall-Graw Co. He was a member of the Thomas Rooney VFW Post 1530 of LaCrosse and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1920 of LaCrosse.
Mr. Knox is survived by three daughters, Sharon Semke of Racine, Wis., Sandy (Russ) Lee of LaCrosse and Pat Brown of Rockford, Ill.; three sons, Richard (Carol) Knox of LaCrosse, Mike Knox of Tucson, Ariz., and Randy (Gina) Knox of Colleyville, Texas; 16 grandchildren, one sister, Marjorie Horihan of Lanesboro, and four brothers, Harold, Leo and Adrian, all of Burr Oak and Richard (Glorianne) of Mabel.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roger.
A mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman with the Rev. Robert J. Cook officiating.
Burial with military rites by the Thomas Rooney VFW Post was in the Catholic Cemetery.

Dale Vincent Knudsen, 78, of Lenora
Dale Vincent Knudsen, 78, of Lenora, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at the Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah.
He was born on March 28, 1920, on the Knudsen farm near Lenora. He was baptized and confirmed at Newburg Methodist Church. He grew up on the family farm and attended school at Newburg. He graduated from Mabel High School in l939. On June 28, 1941, he married LaVora Turner at Scotland Presbyterian Church in rural Harmony. They spent their entire married life on the Knudsen farm. He served on the Newburg School Board, the Fillmore County Fair Board and he was president of Preble Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. He was also a 4-H leader, sang in the Newburg Quartet and was active in the Newburg United Methodist Church. He was also president of the Newburg Cemetery Association.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jerry (Sharon) of Houston, Jim of Rochester and Steven (Peggy) of Eagan, Minn; a daughter, Jeneane (Mrs. Jim Rushton) of Preston; 10 grandchildren, Darin, Jill, Karen (Kirk), Jodie (Pete), Ross, Tricia (Brent), Tara, Kiel, Kelby and Lesley; a great-granddaughter, Lauren; and a brother, Howard, of Canton. He was preceded in death by two brothers.
The funeral was Tuesday at the Newburg Methodist Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Leonard Wilde officiating. Burial was in the Newburg Cemetery.
Lindstrom Funeral Home, Harmony, was in charge of arrangements.

Edward 'Eddie' Knutson, 77, of Lanesboro
Edward "Eddie" Knutson, 77, of Lanesboro, a retired farmer, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford where he had been a patient since April 9, 1999.
He was born May 25, 1921, in Lanesboro and lived in the rural Lanesboro area most of his life.
Survivors include a brother, Merle of Harmony; and a sister, Ione (Mrs. Edwin) Hallum of Rushford. A brother and three sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services were Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in Lanesboro Cemetery.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.

Welden O. Kohn, 77, Ostrander
Welden O. Kohn, 77, Ostrander, died late Wednesday at Olmsted Community Hospital in Rochester.
He was born March 1, 1922, in Spring Valley, to Frank Kohn and Leona Thorson Kohn. He attended and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1939 and later went on to college at Luther College, Wartburg and then to Winona State. After college he joined the United States Air Force and served from 1941 to 1945. After his discharge he was united in marriage to LaDonna Fronk on April 22, 1946. He later married Maxine Ladwig on Dec. 13, 1952, in Spring Valley. He farmed in the Ostrander area until his retirement in the early 80s. He was a member of the Spring Valley V.F.W. and a member of the Ostrander American Legion for 50+ years. He was also a member of the Ostrander Farmers Co-op Board for many years.
He is survived by a son, Gary Kohn, of LeRoy and a daughter, Lydell, Mrs. Brett Reinardy of Cannon Falls, Minn.; a stepson, Vance Lancaster, of Mission Texas and a stepdaughter, Bonnie Monson, also of Mission Texas; 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; one sister, LaDonna Hadland, of Ostrander. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Maxine, one daughter, Angela and a stepson, Vinal Lancaster.
Services were held Monday, Dec. 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander with the Rev. Norm Bauer officiating. Burial was in the Ostrander Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy was in charge of arrangements.

Elaine Konkel, 76, mother of area women
Elaine Frances Konkel, 76, of Rushford, formerly of Rochester, Lanesboro and Winona, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Rushford where she had resided since July.
She was born May 7, 1923, in Winona and grew up there. She married John Bush in Waukon, Iowa, and he died in 1969. Her second husband, Clarence Konkel, died in 1985. She was a homemaker and while living in Rochester, operated a boarding house. She lived in Winona before entering the nursing home.
Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Finley of Rushford, Diane (Mrs. Merle) Stamier and Kathy (Mrs. Paul) Bostrack, both of Lanesboro; two sons, John Bush, Jr. of Rochester and Leonard Bush of Zumbro Falls; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Murray of Kalamazoo, Mich. and Donald Murray of Mountain Iron, Minn., and two sisters, Helen (Mrs. Milien) Yngsdal of Lanesboro and Margaret (Mrs. Stanley) Chiglo of Whalan. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, four sisters and four brothers.
The funeral was Wednesday at Macken Colonial Chapel in Rochester. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.
Macken Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rose Konken, 68, sister of Wykoff woman
Rose Konken, 68, of Austin, formerly of Brownsdale, died Saturday, March 27, 1999 in Austin.
She was born March 13, 1931, in Red Rock Township, Mower County, and attended District 42 School. She had been a member of Trinity Lutheran Church near Dexter since 1945. She worked in the health care field and enjoyed crafts.
Survivors include three brothers, Fred and Ben, both of Brownsdale, and Walter of Jordan; and four sisters, Metta (Mrs. Dale) Garnatz of Wykoff, Sinnie (Mrs. Harold) Gaul of Austin, Grace (Mrs. Mike) Miner of Winona and Florence (Mrs. Walter) Beyer of Morrison, Wis. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
The funeral was Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dexter with the Rev. Dale Schaffer officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Brownsdale.
Worlein Funeral Home in Austin was in charge of arrangements.

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