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MINNESOTA - Fillmore County - Miscellaneous Obituaries from 1999 - 13

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Saturday, 29 August 2009, at 2:36 a.m.

Delmar Kramer, 72, father of SV woman
Delmar Lloyd "Del" Kramer, 72, of Pine Island, a retired Land O' Lakes employee, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at Zumbrota Hospital.
He was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Roscoe Township, Goodhue County, and attended school through the eighth grade. On June 10, 1949, he married Deloris Stafford. He farmed for seven years and then worked for Land O' Lakes until his retirement in August 1989. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and Saint Paul Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing and cooking.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Sue (Mrs. Ken) Krause of Chandler, Ariz., Joanie (Mrs. Russ) Betsinger of Spring Valley, Barb (Mrs. Lon) Cowden of Pine Island and Colleen (Mrs. Jim) Thompson of Colfax, Iowa; three sons, Steven of Kasson, Kim of Pine Island and Monte of Valley View, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a sister, Darlene Cowden. A sister preceded him in death.
The funeral was Friday at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Island with the Revs. John Torris Lohre and Gail M. Madson co-officiating. Burial was in Pine Island Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Pine Island Volunteer Fire Department or Saint Paul Lutheran Church.
Mahn Family Funeral Homes-Mahler Chapel in Pine Island was in charge of arrangements.

Vivian Kramer, 81, Lanesboro native
Vivian Kramer, 81, a native of Lanesboro, and formerly of Altura, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Winona Community Memorial Hospital.
Vivian Scanlan was born Nov. 8, 1917, in Lanesboro. On Aug. 29, 1944, she married Cyril Kramer in Lanesboro; he died in 1975. She held the positions as director and vice president at Altura State Bank.
Survivors include two sons, Jim of Altura and Allyn of Eagan, Minn.; three daughters, Mary Friemann of Spring Grove, Ann Lyons of Rochester and Jean Kennedy of St. Paul; 12 grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Ann Doffing of Winona. Four brothers preceded her in death.
A funeral Mass was held on Tuesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Altura. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Oak Ridge.
Hoff Funeral Homes - Lewiston Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Irene Kratt, 85, mother of SV man
Irene Kratt, 85, of Medford, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at District One Hospital in Faribault.
Irene Geisler was born April 2, 1913, in Blooming Grove Township in Waseca County. She married Roy T. Kratt on Feb. 23, 1933, in Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
She worked at Wilson and Company in Faribault for several years as she and Roy farmed in the Morristown area for more than 50 years. Mr. Kratt died Oct. 31, 1991.
Survivors include five sons, Frederick of Wabasha, Charles of Woodbury, Minn., Kenneth of Spring Valley, Clifford of Fredericksburg, Va., and Michael of Faribault; four daughters, Thelma (Mrs. Ralph) Spitzack of Wanamingo, Donna (Mrs. Truman) Dokken of Medford, Lenora (Mrs. Willard) Kuball of Waterville, and Becky (Mrs. Dennis) Hager of Andover; 33 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great grandchild; three sisters, Martha Krause, Clara Kratt and Augusta (Mrs. Wally) Schmidtke, all of Morristown.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and one son, Allen Roy.
The funeral was Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Morristown, Minn., with the Rev. Eugene C. Chase Jr., officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Morristown.
Boldt Funeral Home in Faribault was in charge of arrangements.

R. Kronebusch, 74, father of local woman
Raymond R. Kronebusch, 74, of Altura, a retired farmer, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
He was born Aug. 13, 1924, in Winona County. On Nov. 10, 1947, he married Lavonne "Vonnie" Aupperle in Altura. Mr. Kronebusch was a member of Jehovah Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Altura Lions Club. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Larry of Altura; two daughters, Cheryl (Mrs. Jim) Solum of Spring Grove and Bobbi (Mrs. Mark) Gengler of Prior Lake, Minn.; ten grandchildren; a brother, Fred of Goodview, Minn.; and two sisters, Ada Burns of St. Louis, Mo., and Margie (Mrs. LaVern) Ties of Lewiston. Three brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services were Friday at Jehovah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Altura. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Home-Lewiston Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Quentin Kruegel, 81, born in Forestville Township
Quentin G. Kruegel, 81, Preston, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at his home in Fillmore County.
He was born July 17, 1918, in Forestville Township, Fillmore County, to Richard Kruegel and Gertrude Klompenhower Kruegel. He attended country schools until the eighth grade and on June 14, 1947, he was united in marriage to Frances Johnson. He farmed in Fillmore County his entire life. He truly enjoyed farming and the outdoors and enjoyed spending time with his dog, Sam.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Kaye, and husband, Bill Keim of Lime Springs, Iowa; and two grandsons, Nathan and fiancee (Sue) and Jeremy. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the Greenleafton Reformed Chruch at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jonathan Loper officiating. Burial will be in the Greenleafton Cemetery following the service.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

Julius Franz Krukow, 86, Grand Meadow
Julius Franz Krukow, 86, of Grand Meadow, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, in Meadow Manor Nursing Home in Grand Meadow after a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 28, 1912, in Spencer, Iowa. He married Pearl Stucky and they were later divorced. He lived in West Concord, Dexter and Grand Meadow area most of his life. He was a farmer.
Surviving are one son, Richard J. "Dick" of Chatfield; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Dorothy Johnson of Kasson, Florence Stucky of Spencer, Iowa, and Margaret Peterson. He was preceded in death by a son and four brothers.
A prayer service was held Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home Services with the Rev. Diane Harvey officiating. Burial was in Old Concord Cemetery in Old Concord.

C. D. Kruse, 62, brother of Mabel residents
Charles D. Kruse, 62, of Houston, an automobile mechanic, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at Franciscan Skemp Health Care Center in LaCrosse, Wis.
He was born May 9, 1936, in Worth County, Iowa, and grew up in LeRoy and graduated from LeRoy High School. On Aug. 30, 1975, he married Lois Frauenkron in Houston. His life revolved around cars and he was an auto mechanic all his working life. He worked in LeRoy and Rochester and was a GM-certified mechanic in LaCrosse. He had lived in Houston since 1980. He was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Charles W. of Houston; a grandson; a brother, Glenn of Mabel; and four sisters, Irene Carr of Mabel, Gail Shellsted of Mazeppa, Helen Johnson of Rochester and Jackie Root of the Twin Cities area.
The funeral was held Tuesday at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston with the Rev. Mark M. Rydberg officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.
Hoff Funeral Homes-Houston Chapel handled arrangements.

Donna M. Kvanli, 71, Spring Valley
Donna M. Kvanli, 71, Spring Valley, died Friday evening, July 30, 1999, at the Spring Valley Care Center.
Donna Marie Fall was born Nov. 6, 1927, in Milan, Minn., the daughter of David and Frances (Skillman) Fall. She was raised in Milan where her family operated Dave's Café. She graduated from Milan High School in 1945 and attended nurses' training in Minneapolis for a year. She married Chester E. Kvanli April 10, 1949, in Ivanhoe, Minn. The couple made their home in Montevideo, Minn., where she was a homemaker and worked at the Chippewa County Hospital for a number of years. The couple moved to Mankato, Minn., in 1967, where she worked for Madsen's Value Center and the Super America. The couple retired and moved to Spring Valley in 1990 where they spent their summers between Lake Francis near Mankato and Spring Valley and their winters in Weslaco, Texas. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, where she was active in its circles. She was also a member of the Cosmopolitan Club and the Garden Club of Spring Valley.
She is survived by her husband; four sons and daughters-in law, Alan and Elaine of Dallas, Texas, Joel of Nevada, Texas, Kevin and Bridget of Spring Valley and Kerry of Eau Claire, Mich.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Larry Larson of Moraga, Calif., Jody and Paul Capehart of Dallas, Texas, and Lynelle Webb of Spring Valley; 17 grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Audrey and James Olsen of Montevideo; and one brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Phyllis Fall of Mankato.
She was preceded in death by one son, Jon; and one grandson, Peter.
The funeral was Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo with the Rev. Jon Olson of Zion Lutheran Church in Milaca, Minn., officiating. Burial was in Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens in rural Montevideo.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

Hattie Louise Lage, 93, once of SV
Hattie Louise Lage, 93, formerly of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at the Life Care Center in LaGrange, Ind.
Hattie Mielitz was born April 16, 1905, in Milbank, S.D. She married Ernest T. Lage Sept. 22, 1925 in Ortonville, Minn. The couple farmed in rural Spring Valley for 40 years until retiring and moving into Spring Valley in 1965. He died Dec. 7, 1980. She moved to LaGrange in February 1990.
She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.
She is survived by one daughter, Myrthis (Mrs. William) Griffith of Sturgis, Mich.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Arlin.
The funeral was Sunday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jon Olson officiating. Burial was in Frankford Cemetery in rural Spring Valley.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of local arrangements.

A. Vivian Landsom, 81, of Spring Grove
A. Vivian Landsom, 81, of Spring Grove, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at her home.
She was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Waukon, Iowa, to Henry and Anna (Johnson) Onsager. She was a 1935 Decorah High School graduate and later graduated from normal training in Decorah. She taught for 14 years in the Decorah and Waukon area. On Sept. 23, 1951, she married Julian O. Landsom at Decorah Lutheran Church in Decorah. She had lived in Decorah until her marriage, when she moved to the Spring Grove area. She and her husband farmed in rural Spring Grove until retiring in 1978 and moving into Spring Grove. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove and its women's groups where she was very active. She also worked as a volunteer at Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Justin (Joyce) Landsom of Spring Grove and Dr. David (Andrea') Landsom of Quincy, Ill.; four grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jenna Landsom of Spring Grove and Paul and Julian Landsom of Quincy, Ill. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Loven, Harriet Ruen and Ruth Onsager and one daughter, Barbara, in infancy.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove with the Rev. Zane Anderson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.

Anna J. Larson, 79, formerly of SV
Anna J. Larson, 79, of Eagan, Minn., formerly of Spring Valley, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Anna Jorgine Soderberg was born Aug. 6, 1919, in Canton, S. D., to Axel Soderberg and Jorgine Stolen Soderberg. She attended and graduated from Lake Mills, Iowa, High School and on Jan 30, 1941, she married Joseph Larson in Forest City, Iowa. To this union three children were born, Darrell, Daniel and Larry. Her husband died Dec. 6, 1997. Lincoln County, S.D. On Jan. 30, 1941, she married Joseph Larson in Forest City, Iowa. He died Dec. 6, 1997.
Survivors include two sons, Darrell of Dekalb, Ill., and Daniel and his wife, Lisa, of Minneapolis; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lillian Pitkin of Mason City, Iowa, and Norma (Mrs. Orval) Thuestad of Creston, Ill.
She was preceded her in death by her parents, her husband, Joseph, a son, Larry, and two sisters, Rexine and Alvita.
The funeral was Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Jon Olson officiating. Burial was in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd W. Larson, 76, brother of SG woman
Lloyd Willard Larson, 76, died Aug. 26, 1999.
He was born July 3, 1923, at home on the farm in Highland Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, the son of Henry O. and Nora (Vinji) Larson.
Baptized in Highland Church on July 22, 1923, under the hand of the Rev. T. O. Tolo. Lloyd's sponsors were Thomas and Caroline Selness, Orin Peterson and Stella Larson. He confirmed his faith also at Highland Church on Aug. 15, 1937, under the guidance of the Rev. T. O. Tolo. He attended the Grindeland School through the eighth grade and was a member of 4-H.
He worked at home on the farm in Highland Township and did farm work all his life. When he retired, he moved into Decorah and lived with his sister, Marian Thomann, until she died on Sunday, April 16, 1995.
Mr. Larson was a life-long member of Highland Lutheran Church. In October 1996, when cancer was discovered, he moved to the nursing home in Caledonia.
Mr. Larson never married but he thoroughly enjoyed his family of nephews and nieces and their children. Among the pallbearers are his oldest and youngest great-nephews, Merlin Halverson and Jeremy Bjerke. Mr. Larson is survived by one sister, Stella Bjerke of Spring Grove; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Pernella Twite of Caledonia. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Herbert Larson, and a sister, Marian Thomann, and her husband.
Funeral services were Saturday at Highland Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Andreae officiating. Interment was in Highland Lutheran Cemetery.
French and Balik Funeral Home in Decorah was in charge of arrangements.

Neil L. Larson, 56, formerly of Mabel
Neil L. Larson, 56, formerly of Mabel, died Jan. 14, 1999.
He was born in Spring Grove on Nov. 11, 1942, to Lew W. and Georgia Spande Larson. He graduated from Mabel High School and the University of Minnesota. He was employed by Honeywell for 28 years and more recently, by Osmonics for three and a half years.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two daughters, Stephanie and Sarah Larson; a stepson Nikolas; his mother, Georgia Larson of Mabel; a sister, Martha (Glen) Lager; a brother, Brian (Jennifer Garrett) of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; and one nephew and three nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Lew W. Larson.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 18, at the Washburn McReavy DuShane Chapel in Robbinsdale. Officiating pastor was the Rev. Paul Grothe of Elim Lutheran Church.

Paula A. Larson, 55, formerly of SV
Paula A. Larson, 55, of Rochester, formerly of Spring Valley, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, of complications of liver disease at her home.
She was born Nov. 7, 1943 at St. Peter to M. Wayne and Virginia (Weatherly) Silker. She graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1961 and had been a longtime Rochester resident. She graduated in 1983 from the College of St. Teresa in Winona with a B. A. degree in business management. She was employed at the Rochester Public Library from 1983 until the onset of her illness in April of 1998. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.
She married Robert W. Larson Aug. 10, 1963 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley. He is a retired teacher of Rochester Public Schools.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Timothy W. Larson of Brooklyn Park; a daughter, Keli (Michael) Tallman of Dubuque, Iowa; and a sister, Sharon Sloan of LeRoy.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Pax Christi Catholic Church with the Revs. Lavern Trocinski and Rev. Donald Lovas officiating. Burial in Millett Cemetery in rural Spring Valley.
Friends may call today (Wednesday) at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. for a prayer service and time of sharing.
Ranfranz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Paws & Claws.

Ray Edward Lawrence, 91, Spring Valley
Ray Edward Lawrence, 91, of Spring Valley, died Sunday at the Ostrander Care Center where he had resided since 1996.
He was born Oct. 18, 1907, in York Township, Fillmore County, to Ole Lawrence and Jenny Wilson Lawrence, the youngest of nine children. After meeting at a dance, he married Ethel Ruud Feb. 18, 1934, at the Lutheran Church parsonage in Cresco, Iowa. In 1997, they celebrated 63 years together.
They farmed with Ray's brother, Allen, in the York Township and Greenleafton area. Ray and Allen were always known as the Lawrence brothers. They farmed until retiring in 1976. He enjoyed reading, sports (especially football and boxing), dancing, singing, and playing drums, which he did for the Lawrence family band and for the residents at the Ostrander Care Center. He was also a lifelong member of Saetersdal Lutheran Church and had an amazing memory up until the time of his death.
He is survived by two children, Janice (Mrs. Richard) Jensen of Hollandale, and Delbert (Linda) Lawrence of Austin; five grandchildren: Debra (Mrs. Ray) Salinas of Austin, Sheila (Mrs. Larry) Hastings of Lyle, Carla Jensen of Pemberton, Maynard (Bud) Lawrence of St. Paul, and Dustin Lawrence of Austin and seven great-grandchildren. Ray was preceded in death by his wife in 1997; one grandson; five brothers, Lee, Albert, Carl, Oscar and Allen; and three sisters, Ida Gulman, Sarah Bruflodt and Emma Pollitt.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Saetersdal Lutheran Church in York Township, Fillmore County, with the Rev. Tom Kolden officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred LeDuc, 93, mother of Fountain man
Mildred LeDuc, 93, formerly of Austin, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in Rochester.
Surviving are a daughter, Merna Hyham of Runaway Bay, Texas; three sons, Dennis of Austin, Paul of Fountain and James of St. Paul; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was held Saturday at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.
Mayer Funeral Home of Austin was in charge of arrangements.

Knute Lee, 82, formerly of Spring Grove
Knute William David "Bill" Lee, 82, of Bellevue, Wash., formerly of Spring Grove, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, in Bellevue. He had been ill with Alzheimer's disease for several years and had resided at a Bellevue nursing home since 1997.
Born March 19, 1916, in Spring Grove, he graduated from Spring Grove High School and from Luther College in Decorah in 1933. From 1937 to 1941 he was a high school band director and teacher in Little Cedar, Iowa, Madison, Minn., and Glasgow, Mont. In 1946 he married Shirley Foster of New Rockford, N.D. She was a public school teacher.
During World War II, he was a Navy pilot with duty in the South Pacific and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Silver Star. After his discharge, he attended Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, was ordained a Lutheran pastor in 1948 and was pastor of Manette Lutheran Church in Bremerton, Wash., from 1948 to 1951. He was then chaplain for construction workers building the air base at Thule, Greenland.
From 1953 to 1961 he was on the faculty of Lutheran College and on the faculty at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., from 1961 to 1964. He was pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Tacoma from 1964 to 1973, and then on the faculty of Lutheran Bible Institute in Issaquah, Wash., until his retirement in 1981. He received a doctorate in education from Columbia University in New York. He was the author of two books, "Survivor: Knute's Wild Story," which was inspired by his World War II experiences, and "Plain Talk in an Arctic Chapel" based on his chaplaincy in Greenland,
Survivors include his wife of Duvall, Wash.; four sons, David of Columbia, Md., Robert of Enumclaw, Wash., John of Burien, Wash., and Philip of Sacramento, Cal.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchidren; one brother, Robert of Baldwin, N.Y.; and four sisters, Margaret Thies of Tampa, Fla., and Barbara Quarve, Juliet Seim and Naomi Hysell, all of Rochester.
The funeral was held Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Roble Funeral Home of Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.

Robert J. Lee, 62, Spring Valley
Robert J. Lee, 62, of Spring Valley, a longtime IBM employee, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 8, 1999, at his home.
Born Feb. 22, 1937, in Iron Mountain, Mich., he grew up in Rochester, attended public schools and continued to live in Rochester until 1994. He worked for Dayton's and later at IBM for 33 years. On July 15, 1956, he married Patricia Gruszynski in Rochester and they were later divorced. He married Gena Anderson in 1968 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa; she died in 1993. He and Mavis Leibold were married Aug. 28, 1994, in Spring Valley, and made their home here. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Spring Valley.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael of Hayfield and Kevin of Waseca, Minn.; two daughters, Linda (Mrs. John) O'Connell of Dexter and Kathryn Lee of Rochester; a stepson, James Tibbals of Rochester; three stepdaughters, Cynthia Tibbals, Shannan Tibbals and Amanda Tibbals, all of Spring Valley; 11 grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren. A granddaughter preceded him in death.
The funeral was Saturday at First Baptist Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Joe Haynes officiating. Burial was in Spring Valley Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

Edwin F. Leibold, 82, of Spring Valley
Edwin F. Leibold, 82, of Spring Valley, died Friday morning, Sept. 10, 1999, at the Ostrander Care Center.
He was born Aug. 18, 1917, in Cresco, Iowa, the son of John and Theresa (Ott) Leibold. He was raised on the family farm in York Township, Fillmore County. He worked on area farms until serving in the United States Army during WW II in Europe. He married Alean Frazer Dec. 22, 1950, in Spring Valley. The couple made their home in Spring Valley where he worked for the public utilities, retiring in 1972. He also worked on area farms and as a mason's tender. He became a resident of the Care Center in 1992.
He was a member of the Spring Valley VFW.
He is survived by his wife, Alean, six daughters and sons-in law, Carol Ann Hannegan of Simi Valley, Calif; Mavis and Bob Lee of Spring Valley, Glenda and Eric Woods of Spring Valley, Lory and John Shaw of Blooming Prairie, Minn; Lisa and John Link of Spring Valley, and Theresa and Ron Kohler of Spring Valley; five sons and daughters-in-law, Russell Applegate of West Covina, Calif; Edwin Jr. and Cheryl Leibold of Lewiston, Minn.; Stanley and Nancy Leibold of Spring Valley; Jeff and Julie Leibold of Spring Valley, and Randy Leibold of Spring Valley; 21 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Raymond Leibold of Lime Springs, Iowa, and Raphael and Joanne Leibold of Ames, Iowa; and two sisters, Celia Hall of Lime Springs, Iowa, and Lorena Munko of Lime Springs, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
The funeral was Monday, Sept. 13, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with Rev. Marlene Pankonin officiating. Burial with military rites was in the Spring Valley Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

Vernon L. Leitz, 75, formerly of Harmony
Vernon L. Leitz, 75, of Rochester, a retired Rochester Public Utilities employee, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Rochester Healthcare Center following a six-year illness.
He was born Feb. 12, 1923, in Granger and farmed in the Granger and Harmony areas as a young man. During World War II he served in the Army, participated in the Rhinelander campaign and received the Purple Heart. On Nov. 2, 1953, he married Evelyn Streich Skelly in Kasson and they lived in Rochester all their married lives. His wife is a retired Waters Instruments Co. employee. Mr. Leitz was a member of the Rochester VFW and American Legion.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Vernon Jr. of Rochester, Robert of Red Wing and Rick of Bowling Green, Ky.; a daughter, Nancy (Mrs. Ted) Crow of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; three stepsons, Joe Skelly and James Skelly, both of Elgin, and Richard Skelly of Phoenix; four stepdaughters, Patricia Laqua and JoAnne (Mrs. Marvin) Bale, both of Mazeppa, Beverly Overton of Winona and Pamela (Mrs. Cameron) Helder of Pine Island; seven grandchildren; 50 stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, two stepsons and a stepdaughter.
The funeral was Wednesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. James Heining officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Macken Funeral Home of Rochester was in charge of arrangements.

Mae F. Lemon, 82, formerly of SV
Mae F. Lemon, 82, of El Paso, Texas, a former Spring Valley area farm homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at the White Acres Good Samaritan Care Center in El Paso.
Mae Kingsley was born Sept. 16, 1916, in Chester, Iowa, the daughter of Oliver and Anna (Holman) Kingsley. She was a 1934 high school graduate of Bingham Lake, Minn. She married Cletus Lemon in 1940 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple made their home on a farm in the Spring Valley area until their retirement in 1966, when they moved to Eyota, Minn. She was a 20-year employee of Libby's in Rochester.
Her husband died Aug. 17, 1992. She moved to El Paso in 1996. She was a former member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley and was active in its women's group.
She is survived by one son, Dennis, of El Paso; one daughter, Penny Bakken of Greensboro, N.C.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Gladys Johnson of Stacyville, Iowa, Lillian Arett of Spring Valley and Laura Zidlicky of Oelwein, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
The funeral was Thursday, Jan. 14, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jon Olson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

Ollie Lenz, 88, Ostrander
Ollie Lenz, 88, of Ostrander, a homemaker and former nurses aide, died Saturday morning, June 12, 1999, at Ostrander Nursing Home where she had resided since 1995.
Ollie Johnson was born March 31, 1911, in Forestville Township, Fillmore County. She married Walter A. Lenz at Zion Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. In addition to homemaking, she was a nurses aide at Spring Valley Hospital, Stewartville Nursing Home and Ostrander Nursing Home. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting.
Survivors include two sons, Marvin of Spring Valley and Arden of Ostrander; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and five sisters.
The funeral was Monday at Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley with the Rev. Norm Bauer officiating. Burial was in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Valley.

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