Virginia E. Leutink, 83, Spring Valley
Virginia E. Leutink, 83, of Spring Valley, died Monday Sept. 6, 1999 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester where she had been for a short time.
Virginia Quackenbush was born Oct. 2, 1915, in Fillmore County to Lambert and Amy (Tabor) Quackenbush. She was united in marriage to Hugh Bailey in 1936. He died four years later in 1940. On Aug. 22, 1941, she was united in marriage to Raymond Leutink. He died in 1976.
She owned a number of cafes in the Spring Valley and Ostrander area and also farmed in the Ostrander area. She was also very active in the First Baptist Church of Spring Valley.
She is survived by her children, David (Shirley) Bailey of Rochester, Richard (Kay) Bailey of Cannon Falls and Diana (Mrs. James) LeFavor of Prior Lake, Minn. One brother, Bob (Arlene) Quackenbush of Austin and two sisters, Connie Andre Lincoln, Neb., and Gloria (Larry) Strain of Cannon Falls; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Dorothy, and two brothers, Larry and Lyman.
Services were held Friday Sept. 10, 1999, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Spring Valley with the Rev Gordon Hanson officiating. Burial was in the Frankford Cemetery, Frankford Township, Mower County. Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Eric A. Lillejord, 54, once of Lanesboro
Eric A. Lillejord, 54, of St. Louis Park, died Oct. 16, 1999, at his home.
He was the son of the late Hans and Adeline Lillejord. He grew up in Lanesboro and attended Lanesboro High School.
He is survived by two brothers, Nels (Dereth) Lillejord and Hans (Marletta) Lillejord, three nephews Jon, David and Hans Lillejord and one niece, Kersten, one great niece and two great-nephews.
Funeral services were held at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery.
Garland F. Linde, 73, of Lanesboro
Garland F. Linde, 73, of Lanesboro and formerly of Roseville, Minn., died Friday, July 30, 1999, at his home, from cancer.
Garland Fredrick Linde was born at his family farm on Feb. 18, 1926, in Wilmington Township, Houston County. He graduated from Waukon High School. He married Lillian Ferden on June 27, 1953 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lanesboro. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
He received degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Indiana Technical College and attended graduate school at the University of Minnesota. He worked for Magnavox in Fort Wayne, Ind,. and then moved to Roseville and began working for Honeywell in 1961. He retired from Honeywell in 1989. He belonged to the Honeywell Trap and Skeet Club and the Society for Electrical Engineers.
Since 1991 the couple has enjoyed living on their farm near Lanesboro. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the Lanesboro Trap Team. His interests included photography, boating, hunting, fishing, woodworking, welding, mechanics and remodeling their farm home. He also enjoyed his church, reading and exchanging e-mail messages with his family and friends.
Survivors are his wife, Lillian; one daughter, Cheryl (Wesley) Volkenant of Anoka; two sons, Galen of Roseville and Larry (Judy) of Andover; two sisters, Mildred (Alvin) Mohwinkle of Dorchester, Iowa, and Lotus (Gene) Wilder of Waukon, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Olga and brother, Leland.
The funeral service was held on Monday, Aug. 2, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lanesboro. Burial was in Lanesboro Cemetery.
Riley Funeral Home, Lanesboro, was in charge of arrangements.
Myron Rudolph Lips, 89, Cherry Grove native
Myron Rudolph Lips, 89, a retired farmer, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Kenyon Sunset Home.
He was born Oct. 29, 1909, in Cherry Grove. On April 17, 1937, he married Irene Marie Clemens at the Pine Island Catholic Church. They farmed in the Kenyon area for several years and moved into Kenyon in 1979 following their retirement. She died Dec. 19, 1997.
Survivors include nieces and nephews. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
The funeral was Thursday at Hanson Funeral Home in Kenyon, with the Rev. Dennis Kampa officiating. Burial was in Kenyon Cemetery.
Lori McKenna Livingston, 29, formerly of SV
Lori Jean Livingston, 29, of Eglin AFB, Fla., formerly of the LeRoy-Spring Valley-Grand Meadow area, died Dec. 15, 1998, at Fort Walton Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., of complications of a brain aneurysm suffered Nov. 29.
Lori Jean McKenna was born Sept. 25, 1969, in Osage, Iowa, attended schools in LeRoy, Spring Valley and Grand Meadow, and graduated from Riceville, Iowa, Community High School in 1988. She served in the Air Force for seven years as a computer specialist and was stationed at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Michigan and Mizusawa Air Force Base in Japan. On Sept. 2, 1989, she married Staff Sgt. Joseph Livingston of Whiting, Ind., at K.I. Sawyer AFB. After leaving the military, she was a homemaker and also was a freelance computer consultant. She was a member of the Air Force Wives Club and enjoyed reading and crafts.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Brandon, and a daughter, Nicole, both at home; her parents, Glen and Bonnie (Harrington) McKenna of Chester, Iowa; two brothers, John McKenna of Chester and Jason McKenna of Frost, Minn.; paternal grandparents, Floyd and Lillian McKenna of Osage; and maternal grandmother, Iola Harrington of Grand Meadow. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather.
A memorial service was conducted Saturday at the LeRoy Evangelical Lutheran Church. A service was conducted Dec. 19 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The body was cremated.
Helen LaReta Long, 79, sister of SV woman
Helen LaReta Long, 79, of Stewartville, a homemaker and former business owner, died of lung cancer Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Stewartville Care Center, where she had resided 11 months.
Helen LaReta Finley was born Sept. 12, 1920, in Chatfield, grew up on the family farm and attended area rural schools and Chatfield schools. On Sept. 7, 1938, she married Joseph P. Long in Cresco, Iowa. They lived in Stewartville, Racine and Fountain areas most of their married lives. They owned and operated Long's Phillips 66 Station and Long's Café in Stewartville, a restaurant and dance hall in Racine and a restaurant in Grand Meadow. She has also been a waitress at the Kahler Hotel. Her husband died in 1990. She was a member of the Stewartville United Methodist Church and its Women's Society.
Survivors include a son, Duane of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a daughter, Debra (Mrs. Phil) Suess of rural Grand Meadow; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; six brothers, Herbert and Albert of Rochester, Archie of Wabasha, Vernon of Chatfield, Ivan of Las Vegas and Howard of Stewartville; four sisters, Iva (Harold) Smith of Spring Valley, Bonnita Bushman of Fountain, Mildred (Orie) Zillget of LeRoy, and Kaye Powell of Las Vegas. She was preceded in death by a daughter, three brothers and two sisters.
The funeral was Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Stewartville, with the Rev. Jef Olson officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville
Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville was in charge of arrangements.
Marian Louden, 88, SV native
Marian Louden, 88, of Austin, a registered nurse, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at Austin Medical Center.
Marian McNee was born on Aug. 19, 1911, at Spring Valley and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1930. She took nursing training in St. Paul and pursued a career as a registered nurse. She married Dillie Louden on Jan. 1, 1935, in Austin. He died in 1985. She worked at the former St. Olaf Hospital in Austin, the former Lommen Clinic in Austin and then at Burr Oak Manor Nursing Home in Austin until her retirement in 1981. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, belonged to ladies aid at St. John's Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening, reading and politics.
Survivors include two sons, Edward of Austin and Gerald of Elk River, Minn.; a daughter, Karen (Mrs. Dale) Venema of Battle Ground, Wash.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret (Mrs. Peder) Madson of Austin and Florence Standford of Decatur, Ill.
The funeral was held Tuesday in St. John's Lutheran Church in Austin, with the Rev. William Natzke officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.
Worlein Funeral Home in Austin was in charge of arrangements.
Audrey Lovlien, 92, mother of Mabel woman
Audrey Lovlien, 92, of Decorah, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah, following a short illness.
She was born on Aug. 12, 1907, to John and Elizabeth Cassel near Burr Oak. She attended the Coldwater School near Bluffton. She was married to Harold Lovlien on Feb. 9, 1927, by the Rev. Glesne in Decorah. She farmed with her husband near Burr Oak from 1927 to 1956. She worked at the State Line Restaurant and at Luther College in the food service department. She moved to Decorah in 1988. She enjoyed her flowers and gardening, playing cards, needleworking, quilting and visiting with her friends. She was an active member of the Burr Oak Lutheran Church, where she was a charter member, and she was active in WELCA.
Survivors include a daughter, Delores Emery and husband, Merlin of Mabel; one granddaughter, Kathy Ellingson, and husband, Rick, of Decorah; three grandsons, Dennis Quandahl, Waterloo; Rusty Emery, Decorah; Rodney Emery and wife, Melissa, Waterloo; two great-grandchildren, Rodney Ellingson, Decorah, and Gabrielle Emery, Waterloo; and one sister, Maxine Falck of Decorah.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Sam Cassel; two sisters, Gladys Arnold and Bernice Halse; and one sister in infancy, Anna Cassel.
Funeral services were held at Burr Oak Lutheran Church on Sept. 22 with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating with burial in the church cemetery.
French and Balik Funeral Home of Decorah was in charge of arrangements.
Alert N. Lovstuen, 87, of Burr Oak
Alert N. Lovstuen, 87, of Decorah, died on Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at Green Lea Manor in Mabel.
He was born on Oct. 9, 1912, the son of Nels and Hilda (Hagen) Lovstuen in Burnesville, Minn. At the age of 2, he moved with his family to Frankville Township in Winneshiek County and then later to Glenwood Township when he was 8. He was confirmed at Glenwood Lutheran Church on June 10, 1927. He attended country school in Glenwood Township and also worked as a hired hand in the Glenwood and Waukon areas. He married Velva H. Kruse at the Glenwood parsonage on June 1, 1937. In 1938, he started farming with his mother and then in 1940, they moved to Burr Oak and rented the Oxley and Wanless farms. In 1953, they purchased the Jim Headington farm and farmed until he retired in 1977.
He was a longtime member of the Burr Oak Lutheran Church, where he served in various capacities that included church council, ushering and preparing for communion. He was also a 4-H leader.
He is survived by his wife, Velva Lovstuen of Green Lea Manor; two daughters, Donna (Alvin) Vine of Decorah and Vivian (Darrell) Vine of Mabel; one son, Norbert (Diane) Lovstuen of Decorah; 13 grandchildren, Jeffrey Vine, David Vine, Wanda (Dennis) Lawson, John (Lori) Vine, Pam (Randy) Renard, Tom Vine, Carrie (David) Swenson Connie (Mike) Wilson, Brenda (Dan) Tollefson, Diane (Don) Tollefsrud, Aaron (Melissa) Lovstuen, Nick Lovstuen and Darren Lovstuen; 14 great-grandchildren, Traci, Shanna, Justin, Brittaney, Maxwell, Katherine Ann, Matthew, Sarah, Kristine, Megan, Leigh, Ross, Samantha and Theodore; two brothers, Alton (Rosie) Lovstuen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Norton Lovstuen of Decorah; and one sister, Thelma (Leo) Moen of Decorah.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Moen, and brother, Milton Lovstuen.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Burr Oak Lutheran in Burr Oak with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating. Burial was in the Burr Oak Cemetery.
French & Balik Funeral Home in Decorah was in charge of arrangements.
Edmund Luehmann, 84, retired area farmer
Edmund Luehmann, 84, of Lewiston, a retired farmer, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Preston.
He was born April 12, 1914, in Lewiston. On May 13, 1944, he married Lorraine H. Pierce in Winona. His wife was a homemaker. She died March 22, 1992. He farmed in the Lewiston area for many years before his retirement in 1980. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ/Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and enjoyed needlework, playing cards, traveling and activities at the Lewiston Senior Citizens' Center.
Survivors include a son, Keith of Lewiston; a daughter, Cynthia (Mrs. David) Hokenson of Preston; and one sister, Irene Thompson of Lewiston.
The funeral was Wednesday at St. Paul United Church of Christ/Evangelical Lutheran Church of America in Lewiston with the Rev. Roy Rogers officiating.
John Ruben Lundberg, 92, of Spring Grove
John Ruben Lundberg, 92, of Spring Grove, died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove.
He was born Dec. 22, 1906, in Jahannishus, Sweden, to Jonas and Johanna (Peterson) Lundberg. He moved from Sweden to Minneapolis. He attended Dunwoody Institute for mechanic and welding instruction. He worked for Charles Olson and Sons where he worked on fabrication of truck bodies, working as a mechanic and welder. On Sept. 27, 1941, he married Hazel B. Bergrud at Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. He was also a member of the Gustavus Adolphus Society. They moved to Spring Grove in 1994. He was presently a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove.
Survivors include his wife of Spring Grove; one son, John (Judy) Lundberg of Isle, Minn; and two grandchildren, John and Matthew Lundberg. He was preceded in death by four brothers and nine sisters.
Funeral services were at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jim Arends officiated.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Maley, 94, Grand Meadow
Margaret Maley, 94, of Grand Meadow, a longtime farm homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at Grand Meadow Health Care Center.
Margaret Male was born Oct. 28, 1904 in Clear Lake, Iowa. On Dec. 8, 1922, she married Clarence Maley in Clear Lake. They lived in Garden City, Iowa, for about a year and then farmed in the Ostrander area until moving to a farm west of LeRoy in 1927. From 1935 until moving to Grand Meadow in 1941, they farmed southeast of Grand Meadow. In addition to farming, they operated a livestock buying and trucking business. Her husband died in 1988.
She was a member of Grand Meadow Lutheran Church and its ladies aid, Flower and Garden Club, Tuesday Study Club, Frankford 4-H Club, Farm Bureau, Grange, Home Extension Club and Sons of Norway. She also was a member of the Gray Ladies at Meadow Manor Nursing Home and held several offices with the group.
Survivors include two daughters; Audrey Queensland of Grand Meadow and Eleanor (Mrs. Richard) Thatcher of Rochester; a son, Ronald, of Stillwater, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A son and a sister preceded her in death.
The funeral was Tuesday at Grand Meadow Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Wayne Vogt officiating. Burial was in Stavanger Lutheran Cemetery in Garden City, Iowa.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow was in charge of arrangements.
Estil K. 'Bud' Mallory, 89, father of SV man
Estil K. "Bud" Mallory, 89, of Caledonia, a retired welder and heavy equipment mechanic, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis.
He was born April 8, 1910, in Moberly, Mo. After traveling to this area with the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937, he married Dorothy Fern Erwin on Oct. 22, 1938, in Decorah, Iowa. She died Sept. 4, 1979. On July 16, 1981, he married Harriet Stapleton in Caledonia. He was proud of his participation in building the Al-Can Highway during World War II and Thule Air Force Base in Thule, Greenland. He then continued to work as a welder and heavy equipment mechanic on various road construction sites throughout the United States.
Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Lucretia Mallory of La Crosse, Lynn Kay Mallory of Crystal, Minn., Kathleen Griesser of New Hope, Minn., Diana Mallory of Anoka, Minn., and Christine (Mrs. Jeff) Carlson of Rochester; three sons, Bennie of Spring Valley, Steven of Algona, Iowa, and Brian of Jefferson, Wis.; six stepdaughters, Madge (Mrs. Craig) Johnson of Burnsville, Minn., Milda (Mrs. Rodger) Enander and Neans (Mrs. Steve) Moran, both of Chicago, Catherine Stapleton and Siobhan (Mrs. Jesse) Barash, both of New York, N. Y., and Una (Mrs. Randall) Sheets of Minneapolis; five stepsons, Thomas and Brendan Stapleton, both of Chicago, Peter and John Stapleton, both of Caledonia, and Jim Stapleton of Minneapolis; 33 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Martha Wilson of Moberly, Mo. Two daughters and two brothers preceded him in death.
A memorial service was held Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Caledonia, with the Rev. Howard Bredesen officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Caledonia at a later date.
Haugen-Roble-Jandt Funeral Home in Caledonia was in charge of arrangement.
Donald Maloney, 84, formerly of Spring Valley
Donald K. Maloney, 84, of Fairfax, Calif., a Spring Valley native, died Jan. 25, 1999.
He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, was a past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus Chapter 1292, and was a member of St. Rita's Catholic Church in Fairfax.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; two sons, Michael D. of Cloverdale, Calif., and James K. of Fairfax; a daughter, Mary B. Boeh of Portland, Ore.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Fay; and three sisters, Almyra, Agnes and Emily.
A memorial Mass was held Thursday at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Fairfax, Calif.
Memorials are suggested to Birthright of San Rafael, 2144 Fourth St., San Rafael, CA 94901.
Chapel of the Hills in San Anselmo, Calif., was in charge of arrangements.
Wallace 'Wally' Markegard, 72, of Peterson
Wallace H. "Wally" Markegard, 72, of Peterson, a longtime area farmer, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse.
He was born Feb. 25, 1927, and was raised by an aunt in North Prairie after losing his parents at an early age. He attended Big Spring Country School and graduated from Rushford High School in 1945. He attended Rushford Lutheran Church as a child and later North Prairie Lutheran Church. On June 19, 1954, he married Sylvia Paulson at Arendahl Lutheran Church and they farmed on North Prairie until 1962 when they purchased the farm south of Peterson where they had lived since. He farmed with his son for many years. He was an active member of Highland Lutheran Church, served on the church board and was a member of the Tri-County Co-op Oil Association board.
Survivors include his wife; a son, David of Peterson; a daughter, Diane Eggert of Lewiston; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a brother, Arless of Houston.
Funeral services were Saturday at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Harold R. 'Pat' Marlow, 86, Ostrander
Harold R. "Pat" Marlow, 86, of Ostrander, a retired area farmer, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Ostrander Nursing Home where he had resided about eight months.
Born June 13, 1913, in Burt, Iowa, he grew up on the family farm, attended area schools and during World War II, served in the Navy. On March 3, 1946, he married Viola Luedtke at the Lutheran Church in Lotts Creek, Iowa. In 1949, they moved to rural Ostrander, where he farmed until his retirement. In his younger years he enjoyed playing baseball and riding motorcycles.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Connie (Mrs. Steven) Overholt of LaCrosse, Wis., Carol (Mrs. David) Bratzel of St. Paul, Kathy (Mrs. Rick) Gentling of Oronoco, and Lori (Mrs. Dan) Johnson of Rochester; 19 grandchildren; a sister, Marvel (Mrs. John) Newbrough of Black Canyon City, Ariz.; and a brother, Warren "Jack" of Vail, Ariz. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, six brothers and two sisters.
The funeral was Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander with the Rev. Wayne Vogt officiating. Burial was in Burt Township Cemetery in Burt, Iowa.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy was in charge of arrangements.
Bernice Martin, 94, formerly of Harmony
Bernice E. "Be" McKay Martin, 94, of West Salem, Wis., died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Center in LaCrosse, Wis.
She was born Feb. 12, 1905, in Harmony to Alexander and Ada (Elder) McKay. She graduated from Harmony High School and the LaCrosse State College. She then worked as an elementary school teacher for over 30 years.
On Sept. 20, 1924, she married J. Clifford Martin in New Hampton, Iowa, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1968. She farmed with her husband in McKinley Valley from 1925 until 1968.
Mrs. Martin was a member of West Salem Presbyterian Church, where she served as an ordained Elder, a Sunday school teacher and a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Women, including the Newcomers Circle. She was active in many civic and professional organizations, including the Neshonoc Walker Homemakers, West Salem Historical Society, Wisconsin Retired Teachers Association, Retired Teachers of LaCrosse and various 4-H clubs. Bernice was a 75-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 249 of Onalaska, where she served as Past Matron. She also did volunteer work at Mulder Health Care Facility and Lakeview Health Center, both in West Salem.
Survivors include Carol Levy, who made her home with the Martins for many years; many nieces and nephews, including LaVora Knudsen of Canton, and Marilyn Ludens, Dale Turner, C.A. McKay and Chester McKay of Harmony; great-nieces and great-nephews and their families. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers; three sisters and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday at West Salem Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jonathan V. Eastman officiating. Burial was in Neshonoc Cemetery.
Jostad-Jandt Funeral Home in West Salem was in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Jahns Martin, Spring Valley native
Evelyn Eleanor Jahns Jacobson Martin, 82, of Austin died March 7, 1999.
Evelyn Jahns was born Sept. 17, 1916, in rural Spring Valley, daughter of Christopher and Ida Jahns. She married Knut L. Jacobson Oct. 30, 1936, in Austin, Minn. He died Oct. 8, 1978. She worked at Kinsman's Nursery, J. C. Penney Company and at Weyerhauser for more than 10 years. On Oct. 22, 1983, she married Ross G. Martin in Austin. He died Dec. 4, 1993.
She is survived by one son, Alan (Mary) Jacobson of Austin; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Margie (Don) Ptacek of Mayer, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, Herman Hovda of Grand Meadow; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Jahns of Albert Lea; and many nieces and nephews.
Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Services were held March 11 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin. Burial was at Grandview Cemetery.
Jean L. Martin, 62, mother of SV man
Jean L. Martin, 62, of Owatonna, formerly of Austin, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at her home.
Jean L. Haukom was born Jan. 20, 1937, in Austin and graduated from Austin High School. She married Dean Martin on May 20, 1957. In addition to homemaking, she worked at various jobs outside the home, most recently at West Hills Rehabilitation Center in Owatonna. A member of Oakland Lutheran Church, she had served as choir director and was involved in many church activities.
Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Melody (Mrs. Richard) Clark of Brownsdale, Joleen (Mrs. Michael) Anderson of Chippewa Falls, Wis., and Natalie Roche of Osceola, Iowa; three sons, Rudy of Spring Valley, Anthony of Albert Lea and Benjamin of Austin; 17 grandchildren; a great-grandson; her parents, Rudy and Freda Haukom of Mesa, Ariz.; and a sister, Arlene Dienst of Bloomington, Minn. She was preceded in death by two sons and one daughter.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lutheran Church in Oakland, Minn. with the Rev. Barbara Knutson officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Oakland in the spring.
Friends may call at the church on Wednesday one hour before the service.
Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin was in charge of arrangements.
Betty J. A. Mason, 74, sister of Harmony man
Betty Jane A. Mason, 74 of Rochester, formerly of Riceville, Iowa, died of complications of amyotrophic laternal sclerosis on Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Charter House Health Care Center, where she had resided since October 1998.
She was born Betty Jane A. Hansen on Dec. 24, 1914, in Minneapolis, grew up there, graduated from a Minneapolis high school and attended St. Paul Bible Institute for two years. She married B. Truman Holsather in 1946 in Minneapolis. He died on Sept. 21, 1957. On Nov. 3, 1963, she married Virgil E. Mason in Minneapolis and they lived in Riceville until moving to Rochester in 1990.
Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Sharon Gamble of Freeport, Ill., Martha J. Holsather of Eden Prairie, Minn., Ruby M. Holsather of Clayton, N.C., and Susan K. (Robert) Engen of Minneapolis; two sons, William E. Mason of Freeport, Ill., and Timothy E. Holsather of Clayton, N.C.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Harold Hansen of St. Paul and Gordon Hansen of Harmony. A brother preceded her in death.
Memorials are suggested to Rochester Covenant Church or ALS Research at Mayo Clinic.
P. Mathison, sister-in-law of Preston man
Patricia Jean Mathison, 67, died of cancer on March 11, 1999, at her home in Farmington Hills, Mich.
Patricia Hostetler was born June 6, 1931, in Highland Park, Mich. She graduated from North Central College, Napierville, Ill., in 1951. On April 8, 1955, she married Curtis Mathison from the Spring Valley High School Class of 1948. Their children are Sharon Mathison Suess (Robert) of Birmingham, Mich., and Joy Snuden (Gregory) of Farmington Hills, Mich., and a granddaughter, Lily Marie Snuden.
She was an educator, a piano teacher, and a licensed lay speaker of the United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, two daughters, a granddaughter, a sister-in-law, (Armida James of Ottawa, Ill.) and a brother-in-law (Paul Mathison of Preston).
Funeral services were held March 20 at First United Methodist Church of Wayne, Mich. Burial was at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, Mich.
Clarence J. May, 81, father of SV woman
Clarence Joseph May, 81, of Adams died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at his home.
He was born Aug. 23, 1918, at McIntire, Iowa, the son of Alois and Mary (Puettman) May. He attended rural school in the McIntire area and was married to Jolien Schaefer on Sept. 6, 1944, at Meyer, Iowa, and they had resided and farmed in the Adams area. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather and brothers, Ralph and Ron Gerber.
He is survived by his wife, Joline, of Adams; his children, Mary and husband, John Tancheff of Minneapolis; Judy and husband, Robert Osmundson of Adams; Carol and husband, Drew Anderson, of St. Paul; Arleen and husband, Stan Moren of Lakeville; Bob May of Rochester; Arlette and husband, Ricardo Kvam, of Spring Valley; 22 grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law: Ed and Gert May of Adams; Eugene and Charlene Gerber of Austin; Stan and Stephanie Gerber of Salen, Ore., Norb and Helen Gerber of LeRoy; David and LaVonne Gerber of Rochester; Paul and Tula Gerber of Austin, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Doug Behrenfeld of Sequim, Wash., and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Gregory Leif officiating. Interment was in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Adams.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.