Donna M. L. Mayzlik, 67, sister of GM woman
Donna Mae Mayzlik, 67, of Austin, a former waitress, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Donna Mae Louise Carlson was born May 26, 1931, in Austin and graduated from Austin High School. On May 26, 1931, she married Eldred "Butch" Mayzlik at the St. Olaf parsonage in Austin. She had been a waitress at a number of restaurants. She enjoyed traveling to find family history, writing books on genealogy, gardening, bird watching and collecting antiques.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Marilyn (Mrs. Brian) Larson of Dover, Del., and Janice (Mrs. Stan) Frank of Medford, Minn.; two sons, Larry of Austin and James of Molalla, Ore.; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Lorna Stern of Rockford, Iowa, and Iola Harrington of Grand Meadow.
The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Grace American Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Arvid Jovaag officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and an hour before the service Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.
Myrtle L. McClary, 99, Spring Valley
Myrtle L. McClary, 99, of Spring Valley, a homemaker, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at Spring Valley Care Center, where she had resided since 1998.
Myrtle L. Guy was born July 22, 1899, in Bennington Township, Mower County. On Sept. 20, 1922, she married James McClary in Spring Valley. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting.
Survivors include a son, Wilfred of Austin; a daughter, Marlys (Mrs. Clayton) Roelofs of Rushford; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Leslie of Spring Valley. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, three brothers and five sisters.
The funeral was Saturday at Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley, with the Rev. James Ross officiating. Burial was in Spring Valley Cemetery.
Erna I. McCoy, 84, sister of Canton man
Erna I. McCoy, 84, of Rochester and formerly of the Harmony area, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at her home.
Erna Irene Brusse was born Feb. 13, 1915, in Greenleafton. She grew up near Harmony and attended an area country school. On Sept. 11, 1946, she married Hiram L. McCoy at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa, and they lived in Rochester all their married lives. Her husband was an engineer for the Rochester public school district before his retirement. In her earlier years, she did child care for several doctors’ children and also provided a baby-sitting service at the Kahler Hotel. She was a member of Calvary Evangelical Free Church and was active in women’s groups and Sunday school.
Survivors include her husband, three sons, Michael of Salem, Ore., William of Chandler, Ariz., and Robert of St. Cloud, Minn.; six grandchildren; and a brother, Loyal Brusse of Canton. Two brothers preceded her in death.
The funeral was Friday at Calvary Evangelical Free Church. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Lucille McLean, 88, former resident of area
Lucille Stephenson McLean, an area native, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in Lake San Marcos, Calif.
She was born in 1911 in Mower County, near Brownsdale. Soon after she was born the family moved to Spring Valley. She graduated from the Spring Valley schools in 1929. She then attended Winona State Teachers College where she acquired her teaching certificate.
She taught in several southern Minnesota schools until she was recruited by the FBI in Washington, D. C., to work during the war. It was while she was working in Washington, D. C., that she met her future husband, William "Mac" McLean, an officer in the U. S. Marine Corps. They were married in Washington and then moved to the West Coast where her husband was stationed. While her husband was overseas, she moved back to Minnesota to live with her parents, and then worked for the Mayo Clinic until her husband returned from overseas at the end of the war. They then settled in Glendale, Calif., where Mr. McLean began his teaching career with the school system there. After they retired, they moved to Lake San Marcos, where they have lived to the present time.
She is survived by her husband, daughter Debbie, and son Stephen (Heidi) and their two sons, Charlie and Tom. Also surviving is a sister, Beatrice Wright of Grand Meadow and a brother, Donald Stephenson of Edina, Minn., as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Myrtle Stephenson, two sisters, Marjorie and Carol, and one brother, Robert. Services were held in Lake San Marcos Saturday.
LeVon McNeill, 95, of Grand Meadow
LeVon McNeill, 95, of Meadow Manor Nursing Home in Spring Valley, a former Elkton-area farm homemaker, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at the nursing home.
LeVon Knieriem was born Jan. 13, 1904, in Humboldt County, Iowa, attended area schools, and after graduating from Humboldt High School was a bookkeeper for Standard Oil Co. in Des Moines. On Feb. 2, 1936, she married Charles McNeill in Council Bluffs, Iowa. They farmed in the Gilmore City-Humboldt, Iowa, area until 1946 and then near Elkton until moving into Elkton in 1967. She resided at Cedars of Austin from 1992 until entering Meadow Manor in December 1998. She was a member of the Dexter United Methodist Church, Grand Meadow Order of the Eastern Star and the Grange. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and music.
Survivors include two daughters, Norma (Mrs. Loren) Klaehn of Dexter and Peggy Hamilton of Elkton; a son, Denny of Stewartville; eight grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, five sisters and a granddaughter.
The funeral was Friday at the Dexter United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rob Gamble officiating. Burial was in the Dexter Cemetery.
Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin was in charge of arrangements.
Verna G. Meinen, 89, of Preston
Verna G. Meinen, 89, of Preston, died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at the Preston Good Samaritan Care Center.
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 1:30 p.m. at the Greenleafton Reformed Church in Greenleafton with the Rev. Jonathon Loper officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Greenleafton.
She was born on June 1, 1910, in York Township, Fillmore County, the daughter of John and Jennie Veenhuis Meinen. She attended country school at Bristol Center in Fillmore County. After school she worked as a housekeeper and caregiver for the elderly. She was the janitor for the Greenleafton Reformed Church for several years. She was active in the church choir and was the Sunday school secretary, and was involved in other church activities until her health declined. She resided in Greenleafton all her life until she moved to Preston in 1993. She entered the Preston Good Samaritan Care Center in April of 1999. She loved gardening and crocheting.
She is survived by her sister, Janette Meinen of Preston; two nieces, Miriam (Mrs. Mert) Jacobson of Eden Prairie, Minn.; Joyce (Mrs. David) Hinze of Rochester; six great-nieces and nephews and eight great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Edward.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston is in charge of arrangements.
Darrell K. Mensink, 90, of Spring Valley
Darrell K. Mensink, 90, of Spring Valley died Friday evening, Nov. 26, 1999, at the Spring Valley Care Center where he had resided for the past two years.
Darrell was born April 12, 1909, in rural Fillmore County to John and Nettie (Meinen) Mensink. He graduated from Spring Valley High School and was united in marriage to Doris Kruegel on Aug. 30, 1928. He farmed for a time and also started a number of different businesses. He enjoyed gardening, fixing things, and became an accomplished woodworker after his retirement. He also planted trees wherever he went.
He is survived by his wife, Doris, of Spring Valley; two daughters, Yvonne Iverson of Bloomington, and Adonna (Mrs. Eugene) Cook of Hollister, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Curtis J. Mensink; a brother, Floyd Mensink; and two sisters, Olive Grabau and Ethel Ness.
Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church with the Revs. Mark Rader and Rev. Paul Duneman officiating. Burial was in the Cherry Grove Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Phyllis Ask Merrill, 75, cousin of Mabel man
Phyllis Ask Merrill, 75, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, in Pueblo, Colo.
She was born June 19, 1923, near St. Charles, Minn., to Anton and Anna (Gjerdrum) Ask. She had resided in Pueblo since 1942, and was employed by Colorado State Hospital for more than 30 years.
She is survived by her sons, Anthony of Santa Fe, N.M. and Michael (Terry) of Black Forest, Colo.; a brother, Kenneth Ask; a sister, Eunice Peitz; and a sister-in-law, Doris Ask, all of Pueblo; grandchildren Shondra (John) Burke of Hull, Mass., Mark and Marla Merrill of Florida, Shawn Merrill of Mississippi and Jennifer and James Fouch of Pueblo; and a cousin, Don Gjerdrum of Mabel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Merrill and her brother, Curtis Ask.
The funeral was at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel on April 28. Interment was at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo.
Anne E. Meyer, 89, formerly of SV
Anne E. Meyer, 89, of LaCrosse, Wis., formerly of Spring Valley, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at the Franciscan Skemp Nursing Home in LaCrosse.
Anne Ickes was born on Sept. 6, 1909, in Wendt, S.D., to John and Clara (Pamperin) Ickes. In 1928 she married Carl J. Goldammer and they were later divorced. In 1937 she married E. Peter Meyer in Mitchell, S.D. In 1944 the couple moved to Spring Valley, where they resided until moving to LaCrosse in 1954. They owned and operated the Terrace Bar in LaCrosse until his death in 1961. She then worked at the LaCrosse Hotel until she retired in 1966. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
She is survived by two sons, Luverne (Joann) Goldammer of Milwaukee, Wis., and Richard J. Goldammer of Lake Preston, S.D.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Kistler of Mitchell, S.D. A brother preceded her in death.
Graveside services were Thursday, at the Spring Valley Cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
Jason Brent Meyer, 28, of Spring Valley
Jason Brent Meyer, 28, of Spring Valley, a police officer with the Grand Meadow Police Department, died Monday evening Sept. 6, 1999, as the result of an auto accident at the intersection of Minnesota 16 and U.S. 63 while responding to a call.
Born Oct. 24, 1970, in Spring Valley, he attended Spring Valley schools and graduated in 1989. He attended Riverland Community and Technical College and would have graduated in May with a degree in law enforcement. He had been a police officer for the city of Grand Meadow the past six months and was also employed as a meat cutter for Buster's Custom Meats in rural Spring Valley. On Sept. 10, 1994, he married Sara Foss at Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church in rural Glenville, Minn. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting and woodworking and was proud of the fact that he placed seventh out of 60 in his skills test for law enforcement.
Survivors include his wife; his mother, Joyce Meyer of Spring Valley; his father, Jim Meyer of Duluth, Minn.; a sister, Jenny (Mrs. Chris) Czapiewski of Spring Valley; two brothers, Todd of Rochester and Dustin of Spring Valley; and his maternal grandmother, Florence Rath of Spring Valley.
The funeral was Friday at Kingsland High School Auditorium in Spring Valley with the Revs. Kevin Olson and Robert Burmeister co-officiating. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery in rural Racine.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Sue Milene, 66, formerly of Spring Valley
Sue Milene, 66, of Chehalis, Wash., died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, after suffering a brain stem stroke.
She and her husband owned and operated the Shady Rest motel in Spring Valley until it was purchased by its present owners.
She was born to Charles and Dotty Snay in St. Clair Shores, Mich., on May 2, 1933, and was married to Bruce Milene on Sept. 9, 1950, in Ascoda, Mich. During his 21 years in the military service they lived in many interesting places, including North Africa and Alaska.
Survivors include her husband; three sons; two daughters; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Otto Snay of Port Orchard, Wash.; and a sister, Ethel Meyers of Detroit, Mich. Relatives in the Spring Valley area include Don and Isabel Larson.
While in Spring Valley she was very active in the VFW Women's Auxiliary and the Meals-on-Wheels program. She enjoyed homemaking, flower gardening, travel and bingo.
Services will be held after cremation on Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. at Tahoma Memorial Veterans' Cemetery at Kent, Wash.
Ellen Amanda Miller, 86, formerly of area
Ellen Amanda Miller, 86, a long-time Austin homemaker and former waitress, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
She was born Ellen Amanda Ohl on June 18, 1913, in Bristol Township, Fillmore County. On Sept. 29, 1936, she married Dale J. Miller in Preston and they moved to Austin in 1942. She enjoyed quilting and traveling.
She is survived by two daughters, Clarice Ann Seavey of Austin and Diane Fenner of Albert Lea; one son Duane of Stillwater; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, four sisters and one brother.
The funeral was Saturday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.
Virginia 'Dolly' M. Miller, 73, GM
Virginia "Dolly" Miller, 73, of Grand Meadow, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Austin Medical Center in Austin.
Virginia M. Gregory was born Nov. 18, 1925, in LaVerne, Iowa. She attended and graduated from school in Humboldt, Iowa. On Nov. 25, 1944, she married Joel B. Miller in Blue Earth, Minn. In 1954, the couple moved to the Grand Meadow area, where they farmed. He died in 1983.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
The funeral was Saturday 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.
Adria Mindrum, 16, with ties to Lanesboro
Adria Corrine Mindrum, 16, of Chuluota, Fla., died Friday, April 16, 1999, at her home. She is the daughter of Jeff and Kathy (Woods) Mindrum. Her father is a former resident of Lanesboro.
She was born May 25, 1982, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She was a junior at Oviedo (Fla.) High School and was interested in dance, theater and music.
In addition to her parents, survivors include her paternal grandmother, Mary Mindrum of Lanesboro; and maternal grandparents, Russ and Anne Wylie of Lady Lake, Fla. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandfathers.
The funeral was Wednesday at Lanesboro United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Marilyn Loken officiating. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home, Lanesboro, was in charge of arrangements.
Stella R. Mindrum, 88, of Lanesboro
Stella R. Mindrum, 88, of Lanesboro, died at her home in Lanesboro and was found on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
She was born on Dec. 26, 1910, to Andrew and Bertha (Erickson) Rassmussen in Amherst Township. She was also raised there and attended school in Grub Town. She married James E. Mindrum on Dec. 10, 1932. He died in 1975 and she moved to Lanesboro in 1977 and has resided there since.
She loved to be outside and garden. She loved animals and enjoyed quilting, crocheting, cooking and crafts. She belonged to Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, the church circle and its ladies aid.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty (Jack) Thomas of Aurora, N.C., and Barbara (Orville) Schroeder of Rochester; one son, James W. (LaVonne) Mindrum of Soldiers Grove, Wis.; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna VanAllen of Pine Island and Amy Bakken of Lanesboro; two sisters-in-law, Norma Rassmussen of Mabel, and Olga Rassumssen of Highland; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers, four sisters and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church of rural Peterson with Rev. Stephen Fiksdal officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Dale G. Mlinar, 77, formerly of SV
Dr. Dale G. Mlinar, 77, of Austin, formerly of Spring Valley, died Aug. 19, 1999, at Austin Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Hjordis; three daughters, Karyn (Mrs. Richard) Morris of Minneapolis, Gretchen (Mrs. Jerome) Thompson of Des Moines, Iowa, and Markell (Mrs. Allen) Matakovich of Burnsville, Minn.; two grandsons; two brothers, Dr. Joseph P. of Austin and Keith of Cresco, Iowa; and a sister, Phyllis (Mrs. Richard) Smith of Ridgeway, N. J.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Sept. 11, at First Congregational Church, Austin, with the Rev. Robert Morgan officiating. The intermenty service will be private.
Alfred H. P. Moeller of Spring Valley
Alfred H. P. Moeller, 87, of Spring Valley, a longtime area farmer, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where he had resided the past few years.
Born March 9, 1912, in Wykoff, he attended schools in the Wykoff-Spring Valley area. On Nov. 20, 1940, he married Pearl Riehl at her parents' home in Spring Valley. He was involved in farming in the Spring Valley area for more than 70 years. He was an active member of First English Lutheran Church and served as recording secretary for many years. His interests included working with livestock and wood, and fixing things.
Survivors include his wife, also of Chosen Valley Care Center; a daughter, Marilyn (Mrs. Tom) Olson of Rochester; two sons, Curtis and Virgil, both of Spring Valley; six grandchildren; two sisters, Alice (Mrs. Russell) Krahn of Spring Valley and Avis Riehl of Rochester; and a brother, Arthur, of Spring Valley. A daughter preceded him in death.
The funeral was Thursday at First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, with the Rev. Robert Burmeister officiating. Burial was in Spring Valley Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Frances Irene Moen, 73, Spring Grove
Frances Irene Moen, 73, of Blackhammer Township, rural Spring Grove, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wis. of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Sunday, June 13.
She was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Blackhammer Township to Albert and Bertha (Ostern) Holm. She was a lifelong resident of the Spring Grove area. She attended rural schools in Blackhammer District #37.
On Oct. 23, 1945, she married Thomas F. Moen, in Blackhammer parsonage. She and her husband farmed in Blackhammer Township. She had also worked at Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove in the dietary department. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Blackhammer.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Dennis (Sarah Catherine) of Los Angeles, Calif., and Lowell (Joy) of Blackhammer; five grandchildren: Laura, Jessica, Erik, Sarah, and Cathy Anne; two great-grandchildren, Brittany and Brandon; two brothers: Lawrence and Donald "Doc" (Helen) Holm, both of Spring Grove; four sisters: Palma Hoff, Elvina Bratland and Dorothy Rosaaen, all of Spring Grove; Lillian (Ralph) Fitting of Houston; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. Burial will be in the Faith Lutheran Cemetery of Blackhammer. Pastor William Horn will officiate.
Friends may call on Thursday at the church from 1 to 2 p.m.
Roble Funeral Home of Spring Grove is in charge of arrangements.
The family prefers memorial donations be given to the Faith Lutheran Church building fund.
Lorraine Moger, 73, Whalan native
Lorraine Viola Moger, 73, Winona, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.
She was born March l9, l926, in Whalan, the daughter of Joe and Selma (Olson) Overby. She attended school in Whalan and Lanesboro, graduating from high school in Lanesboro. She married Alvin M. Moger on Oct. 25, l947, at the Lanesboro Lutheran Church parsonage. They farmed near Preston, before moving to Winona. She worked as a housekeeper for the Sterling Motel in Winona for over 25 years. She was a member of Central Lutheran Church, Winona, and the American Legion Auxiliary, Whalan.
She is survived by six children, Jacqueline (Bruce) Wulff, Golden Valley, Minn., Allan (Laurel) Moger, Winona, Marlene (Gene) Cierminski, Mesa, Ariz., Linda (George) Simon, Centerville, Minn., Joe (Cindy) Moger, St. Charles, Minn., and Leslie Moger, Winona; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home, Winona. Interment was in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
Sandra K. Mohs, daughter-in-law of Harmony couple
Sandra Kay Mohs, 41, of Eau Claire, Wis., daughter-in-law of Donald and Betty Mohs of Harmony, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Lutheran Hospital in Eau Claire, after a long illness.
She was born Aug. 26, 1958, to Guy and Fran Becker in Eau Claire where she grew up, attended school and received a practical nursing degree. She then worked as a pediatric home health nurse.
She married David Mohs in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 17, 1988, and moved back to Eau Claire in 1992.
She is survived by her husband, David; one son, Dylan Mohs; her parents; a sister, Cindy (Jim) Humphrey of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Gary (Evonne) Becker and Greg (Judy) Becker, both of Eau Claire, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, in Eau Claire at Evergreen Funeral Home with Rev. Rolf Nestingen officiating.
Arnold R. Molstad, 96, Spring Valley native
Arnold R. Molstad, 96, a resident of Madonna Towers of Rochester, Minn., a retired Spring Valley civil engineer, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 24, 1999, at Madonna Towers Nursing Care Center.
He was born Dec. 13, 1902, in Spring Valley, the son of Kleber and Josie (Sorenson) Molstad. He graduated from Spring Valley schools in 1921 and from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., in 1925. Later he received a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota and was associated in engineering work in southeastern Minnesota most of his working life. He married Bertha Wangen of Norway on Aug. 17, 1966, in Spring Valley, where the couple made their home until moving to Madonna Towers of Rochester in 1992.
He was a registered civil engineer and land surveyor and was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. He had been active with the Spring Valley Historical Society and local cemetery boards.
He is survived by his wife; nieces and nephews; and family friend, Lee Himle of Spring Valley. A brother preceded him in death.
The funeral was Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jon Olson and the Rev. Marlene Pankonin officiating. Burial in Spring Valley Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Bertha C. Molstad, 90, formerly of SV
Bertha C. Molstad, age 90, a resident of Madonna Towers of Rochester and former Spring Valley resident, died Friday afternoon, April 16, 1999, at Madonna Towers Nursing Care Center.
Bertha Christine Wangen was born April 6, 1909, in Eidskog, Norway, the daughter of Oskar and Johanne (Kathrine) Wangen. After attending the neighborhood schools she completed her training in the home arts at Bjerkely and Hamar, and in practical nursing at Red Cross Hospital in Elverum. After working in Oslo and Skotterud she accepted the invitation of friends to come to America and arrived in New York City in October 1956. She served in hospitals in Warren and Rochester, Minn., before coming to Community Memorial Hospital in Spring Valley when it opened in Aug. 1962. She continued her service there until her retirement on Dec. 31, 1975. She became a naturalized citizen of the United States on Sept. 19, 1973. She married Arnold R. Molstad Aug. 17, 1966, in Spring Valley, where they resided until 1992 when they moved to Madonna Towers of Rochester. Mr. Molstad died Feb. 24, 1999.
She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley and its ELCA Circle, the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and the Spring Valley Historical Society.
She is survived by nieces and nephews; and family friend, Lee Himle of Spring Valley.
She was preceded in death by two brothers in Norway.
The funeral will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Marlene Pankonin officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Valley Cemetery.
There will be a reviewal at the church on Saturday from noon until time of service.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Jerry Mueller, husband of former SV woman
Jerry Mueller, 44, of Leander, Texas, formerly of Rochester, died Sunday evening, July 18, 1999, as the result of a motorcycle accident.
He was born June 11, 1955, in Chicago and graduated from the University of Chicago-Circle Campus. He continued to live in Chicago until moving to Minnesota in 1977 when he began his employment with IBM. On April 11, 1980, he was married to the former Christine Rubin who lived for many years in Spring Valley. Later that year he transferred to Austin where he was active in the Austin Buick Turbo Club, enjoyed riding his Buell motorcycle, volunteered at Austin City Limits and PBS station KLRU and collected 1893 Chicago Colombian Exposition memorabilia. Together, he and Chris had been building habitat on their property for birds, deer and other wildlife, and had been active in fostering rescued dogs.
Survivors include his wife; two stepchildren, Tracy Schumacher and Scott Schumacher, both of Austin, Texas; childhood friend, Howard Eisenberg of Chicago; aunts and cousins living in Chicago; and his mother-in-law, Ruth A. Rubin of Spring Valley. His parents and a sister preceded him in death.
The funeral was held Thursday, July 22, at Beck Funeral Home Chapel in Austin, Texas.
Eileen Margaret Mulhern, 82, Wykoff native
Eileen Margaret Mulhern, 82, a secretary, longtime Rochester resident, and resident of Samaritan Bethany Heights for the past five years, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth.
She was born Nov. 25, 1917, in Wykoff.
She worked as a secretary for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in Rochester and later for Rochester Vocational School.
Survivors include four sisters, Loretta (Mrs. Tom) Kennedy and Rose Marie (Mrs. George) Heppelmann, both of Rochester, Delores (Mrs. Joe) Heppelmann of St. Paul, and Anita (Mrs. Bill) Hines of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and two brothers, Walter of Fountain and William of Wykoff.
A brother and a sister preceded her in death.
A funeral Mass was Tuesday at Resurrection Catholic Church with the Rev. Andrew Beerman officiating. Spring burial will be in St. Killian's Cemetery in Wykoff.
Macken Funeral Home in Rochester was in charge of arrangements.