Emma Mulhern, 85, formerly of Wykoff
Emma Mulhern, 85, formerly of rural Preston, died Monday morning, March 1, 1999, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.
Emma Eickhoff was born March 23, 1913, in rural Wykoff, the daughter of Henry and Sophia (Stello) Eickhoff. She married Clayton Mulhern Aug. 29, 1931, in Rushford. The couple made their home on farms in the rural Wykoff and Preston areas. Besides being a homemaker she worked at HECO in Harmony and wallpapered and painted with her daughter. Mr. Mulhern died Aug. 17, 1978. She became a resident of the Chosen Valley Care Center in 1991.
She was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Wykoff and was active in their Ladies Aid and circle. She was also a member of the Pleasant Dale Community Club, Pumpkin Ridge Homemakers, birthday club, was a 4-H leader, and was instrumental in moving the Pleasant Dale School to the Fillmore County Historical Museum in Fountain.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gene "Butch" and Beth Mulhern of rural Spring Valley; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and son-in-law, Loren Woellert of Preston.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Phyllis Woellert and infant daughter, Marion; and one great-grandson, Bradley Mulhern.
The funeral was Thursday, March 4, at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Burmeister officiating. Burial in the Wykoff Cemetery.
Thauwald funeral Home in Wykoff was in charge of arrangements.
Lyman S. Mulhern, 76, formerly of Wykoff
Lyman S. Mulhern, 76, of St. Paul, formerly of Wykoff, died Monday afternoon, March 29, 1999, at Our Lady of Good Council Hospice in St. Paul.
He was born March 30, 1922, in Wykoff, the son of John and Rose (Malley) Mulhern. He was raised on a farm in the Wykoff area where he helped his parents farm until moving to St. Paul in 1946. He worked for American Hoist and Crane in St. Paul. He was married and later divorced.
He is survived by six sons, Michael of Mexico, James of Minnetonka, Gerald of St. Paul, Daniel of New York, Thomas of Red Wing and Matthew of Bloomington; one daughter, Susan Munion of Kent, Wash.; nine grandchildren; two brothers, William Mulhern and Walter Mulhern, both of Wykoff; five sisters, Eileen Mulhern, Loretta Kennedy and Rose Marie Heppleman, all of Rochester, Delores Heppleman of St. Paul, and Anita Hines of Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was preceded in death by a sister.
The funeral Mass was Saturday at St. Kilian's Catholic Church in Wykoff with the Rev. Russell Scepaniak officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff was in charge of arrangements.
E. Mundahl, 86, sister of Lanesboro women
Evelyn E. Mundahl, 86, of Rochester, died of complications from a stroke Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. She had been ill for 2 1/2 weeks.
Evelyn E. Skalet was born March 13, 1913, in Amherst Township in rural Lanesboro. She grew up in Fillmore County. On Oct. 14, 1936, she married Oscar C. Mundahl in North Prairie parsonage in rural Lanesboro. They moved to Rochester in 1952. She was employed by the Mayo Clinic and was a homemaker. He was a retired Mayo Clinic employee. He died March 15, 1995. She was a member of Zumbro Lutheran Church, the Women of the ELCA, Zumbro Senior Citizens, Zumbro Friendly Visitors, Rochester Scandinavian Club and an honorable member of Sarah Circle.
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn (Mrs. Robert W.) Fisher of Eagan, Minn.; one son, Dale L. of Rochester; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Fernanda Sveen and Arlene (Mrs. Irven) Holtegaard, both of Lanesboro; and one brother, Clifford Skalet of Peterson.
The funeral was Wednesday at Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester with the Revs. Lester Horntvedt and Gary Benson co-officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester.
Ranfranz Funeral Home in Rochester was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Zumbro Lutheran Church, Seasons Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice.
Gerald L. Munns, 76, formerly of Preston
Gerald L. "Jack" Munns, 76, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at Trippler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Gerald Loren Munns was born Aug. 8, 1923, in Rushmore, Minn. He married Mary Von Hultum on Oct. 6, 1947, and they were later divorced. He lived in Worthington, Kasson and Preston before moving to Honolulu in 1996. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He worked in law enforcement in Nobles, Dodge and Fillmore Counties.
Survivors include four sons, Michael (Megan) of Minneapolis, Keith of St. Clair Shores, Mich; Jerry of Preston, and Thomas (Rebecca) of Owatonna; five daughters, Eileen (Wayne) Haugerud of Preston, Sharon Munns of Rochester, Rita (Dan) Hansen of Wheaton, Ill.; Rosemary Munns of Inver Grove Heights, and Janice (David) Coyle of Harmony; five grandchildren; one great granddaughter; six brothers, Ralph of Omak, Wash., William of Lancaster, Penn., Robert of Amboy, Minn., Lyle "Mike" of Worthington, Minn., Lowell of Carson City, Nev., and Ronald of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; and two sisters, Lois Poppen of Luverne, Minn., and Donfna Burt of Boerne, Texas. A brother preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, at St. Columban Church in Preston with the Rev. Tom Loomis officiating. Interment will be in Punch Bowl Cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Harold B. Munson, 72, of Mabel
Harold B. Munson of Mabel, 72, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
He was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Spring Grove to Willard and Olga (Olson) Munson. He graduated from Mabel High School and then attended a trade school in Minneapolis.
He was in the Army, serving in the Pacific from February 1945 to January 1946. After that, he worked as a truck driver.
Munson was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church, the American Legion and a charter and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by a son, Richard of Cleaver, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Alden Stensland; a nephew, Dr. Mark Stensland; and a niece, Susan (Mrs. Thomas) Finn, all of Richland, Va. He was preceded in death by a brother, Keith, and two sisters, Shirley Ann and Jeanne Stensland.
A memorial service was held Wednesday at the First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Lloyd Menke officiating. Burial was in the Mabel Public Cemetery with military rites by the Mabel VFW and American Legion.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
Marcella Murphy, 71, mother of GM woman
Marcella Marie Murphy, 71, of Austin, a longtime Lyle-area farm homemaker, died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at Rochester Methodist Hospital.
Marcella Marie King was born Sept. 1, 1927, in Riceville, Iowa. On Oct. 17, 1945, she married Loren Murphy at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin. They farmed near Lyle for 53 years before moving to St. Mark's Apartments in Austin last year.
Survivors include her husband; four sons, Thomas of Austin, David and Dean of Rose Creek, and Chris of Waseca, Minn.; two daughters, Julie (Mrs. Gary) Frein of Grand Meadow and Mary Murphy of Zimmerman, Minn.; 16 grandchildren; a great-grandson; her mother, Eva (Johnson) King of Austin; two brothers, Marrald King of Elma, Iowa, and Melvin King of Austin; and three sisters, Vesta Bergland and Wilma Bell, both of Austin, and Irene Weber of LeRoy. She was preceded in death by a sister and infant twin great-grandsons.
The funeral was Wednesday, June 16, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Rose Creek with the Rev. Rubin Spinler officiating. Burial was in Woodbury Cemetery in Lyle Township, Mower County.
Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin was in charge of arrangements.
Edith Musel, 81, of Spring Valley
Edith Musel, 81, of Spring Valley, died Friday, May 14, 1999, at the Ostrander Care Center in Ostrander.
She was born Edith Hamersma on Dec. 9, 1917, in Forestville Township, Fillmore County, to Charles and Hannah (DePoppe) Hamersma. She grew up in the Forestville, Cherry Grove and Carimona areas. On Aug. 25, 1953, she married Robert J. Musel in Sioux Falls, S. D. They made their home in a number of southeastern Minnesota commun-ities, where she was a homemaker, a rural newspaper delivery person and worked for the state hospital in Rochester. They moved to Spring Valley in 1974.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Marcella (Mrs. Roger) Musel of rural Preston.; two sons, Wayne of Spring Valley and Phillip of Austin; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Joseph Vreeman and Ronald Arnold, both of Preston, and Charles Hamersma of Austin; and a sister, Johannah Vreeman of Cherry Grove. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mavis Neis; a great-granddaughter; and two brothers, Harold Vande Sande and William Hamersma.
The funeral was Monday at First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Robert Burmeister officiating. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Wykoff.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Edith Nehring, 93, formerly of Preston
Edith Agnes Nehring, 93, of Rochester, died Tuesday morning, May 25, 1999, at Madonna Towers Nursing Care Center.
She was born on May 20, 1906, in Scanlon, Minn., the daughter of Charles and Nina (Hill) Amo. Her family moved to Minneapolis where she graduated from high school and worked as a secretary. She married Dr. Jesse P. Nehring on June 22, 1929, in Minneapolis. They lived in Chicago and moved to Preston in August 1930.
Mrs. Nehring was dedicated to her family, community and church. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church for 69 years where she served on the building committee, taught Sunday school and was active in the woman's group LCW. She was an avid reader, belonged to the Tuesday Study Club and served on the library board. She was the founder of the Gray Ladies Auxiliary, Preston Nursing Home, an active member of the American Red Cross, served as Girl Scout leader, belonged to the Eastern Star, and was an active participant in the social needs of Fillmore County residents. She took great pride in her family and enjoyed reminiscing about Christmas, birthday and wedding celebrations as well as family trips. She especially enjoyed her trip to the Holy Land. She moved to Madonna Towers in Rochester in November 1980 where she made many friends and enjoyed visits of her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by four children, Nina (Mrs. Robert) Carlson of Rock Island, Ill., Virginia (Dr. David) Utz of Rochester, Dr. John Nehring and his wife, Lucille, of Preston and Kathryn Roesch of Clearwater, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. J.P. Nehring, who died on Jan. 25, 1967, and two sisters, Laura Nordstrom and Charlotte Marzolf.
Funeral services were Friday at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Rev. Karen Grandall and Rev. James Rushton co-officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston.
Memorials may be sent to Christ Lutheran Church, Madonna Towers or Mayo Clinic.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Nelson, 77, of Spring Valley
Dorothy Nelson, 77, Spring Valley, a longtime business owner, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Ostrander Nursing Home, where she had resided a short time.
Dorothy Hester was born Jan. 2, 1922, in Pickens County, S.C., attended schools in Winthrope, Iowa, and graduated from Winthrope High School. On May 23, 1942, she married Roy Nelson in Jackson, Miss. She co-owned Jornel's Clothing Store in Spring Valley for many years. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, taught Sunday school and released-time classes, and was a former member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband and a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a daughter, a brother, and two sisters.
A memorial service was held Friday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Marlene Pankonin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Norval K. Nelson, 86, of Mabel
Norval K. Nelson, 86, of Mabel, Minn., died Monday, April 26, 1999, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
He was born on Nov. 20, 1912, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, to Nels and Flora (Darrington) Nelson. He attended the Grindeland School in the Hesper area. He farmed in the area until 1949 when he operated the Newhouse Store. In 1951 he moved to Mabel and worked for Kepp Construction in Rochester for 20 years until his retirement in 1971. He remained a resident of Mabel and had resided at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel since 1997.
He is survived by a sister, Nina Folkedahl, of Mabel; eight nieces; and six nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Hesper Friends Church in Hesper, Iowa, with the Rev. Keith Mardock officiating. Burial will be in the Hesper Public Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.
Mengis Funeral Home of Mabel is in charge of arrangements.
Charles W. Nesbitt, 89, Grand Meadow
Charles W. Nesbitt, 89, of Grand Meadow, a farmer, died Monday, March15, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
He was born Jan. 10, 1910, in Canistota, N.Y. On Nov. 24, 1935, he married Harriet Jewel Lockwood at her parents' home in Grand Meadow. He was a member of the Grange and Root River Antique Association. He enjoyed working with gas engines, traveling and family gatherings.
Survivors include a son, Jay of Grand Meadow; two daughters, Harriet (Mrs. Terry) Deutshman and Janis (Mrs. Gordon) Sharp, both of San Diego, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was pre-ceded in death by his wife, two brothers and a grandson.
The funeral was 11 a.m. Friday at United Church in Grand Meadow, with the Rev. Rob Gamble officiating. Burial was in Frankford Cemetery in rural Spring Valley.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow was in charge of arrangements.
Alta Pauline Nesler, 85, of Preston
Alta Pauline Nesler, 85, of Preston, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at her daughter's home in Preston.
She was born Jan. 11, 1914, in St. James, Minn. On May 12, 1936, she married Joseph H. Daiker in Butler, Minn. The couple moved to Perham and later to St. Paul. He died Oct. 22, 1949. She then moved to Austin. In 1960, she married James Nesler. He died May 26, 1987. She then moved to the Cedars of Austin, where she lived for several years, before moving to her daughter's home in Preston. She was a member of St. Augustine Church for more than 40 years and later a member of St. Columban Church in Preston. She enjoyed bowling, reading, sewing, making afghans and quilting.
Survivors include four sons, Bob Daiker of Perham, Bernard Daiker of Elizabeth, Ill, Jim Nesler of Port Orchard, Wash., and Bob Evans of Des Moines, Iowa; four daughters, Lois (Mrs. Burt) Svedine of Austin, Mary (Mrs. Steve) Nelson of Preston, Sue (Mrs. Steve) Nelson of Rose Creek, and Helen (Mrs. Dean) McFarland of Wilmington, N.C.; 35 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. One daughter, four brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
The funeral was Tuesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Austin. Burial was in St. Henry's Cemetery in Perham.
Mayer Funeral Home, Austin, was in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Bruce Newell, 77, formerly of Harmony
Dr. Bruce Kinsey Newell, 77, a longtime resident of Rochester, died on Sept. 25, 1999.
He was born in Harmony and graduated from Harmony High School. He was also a graduate of Carleton College, the Harvard Law School and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
He practiced dentistry in Rochester until his retirement in 1994.
He is survived by his brother, Roger Newell; his niece, Jennifer Newell, and her husband, Karl Ederle; his nephew, Daniel Newell, and his wife, Fe, and daughters Kristine and Sammantha; all of California.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony. Interment will be at Henry on the Hill Cemetery in Henrytown following the gathering.
The family prefers memorials to Seasons Hospice in Rochester.
Marilyn K. Newell, formerly of area
Marilyn K. Newell, of Palo Alto, Calif., a former Rochester teacher, died Feb. 24, 1999.
Marilyn K. Kubon was born in Minneapolis and after graduating from the University of Minnesota, taught in Rochester schools. She married Roger Newell and they moved to California in 1958.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Jennifer (Mrs. Karl) Ederle of California; a son, Daniel of California; two granddaughters; a sister, Dorothy Kubon Latterell of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and a brother, William Kubon of Vancouver, Wash.
A graveside service was held on Saturday in Henry on the Hill Cemetery near Canton.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie Nordhorn, 61, once of Canton
A memorial service will be held on April 30 at 11 a.m. at Henrytown Lutheran Church, Canton, for Marjorie Thompson Nordhorn, who died March 23, 1999, in Bellvue, Wash.
Marjorie Ann Nordhorn was born Feb. 5, 1938, to Larney and Eldora Thompson. She attended Vail Country School and graduated from Canton High School in 1956. She worked at Methodist Hospital in Rochester as a dietary aide. She attended School of Cosmetology and was a licensed beautician. On Sept. 8, 1962, she married Arlyn Nordhorn of Wykoff. They lived in Rochester until 1966 when they moved to Washington.
She enjoyed reading. traveling, church activities, dance, investing and one of her special joys was being a grandmother.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Nicole Milburn, of Redmond, Wash., a son, Justin of Ferndale, Wash; two grandsons, Nathan Milburn and Henry Nordhorn; five sisters, Carmona Sauer and Eloise Bergey of Harmony, Dianna Eickhoff of Fountain, Patti Snell of Mabel and Sharon Peterson of Winona; four brothers, Donald and Rodney Thompson of Mabel, Paul Thompson of Blaine and Steven Thompson of Dodge Center; also many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
The family suggests memorials to Cross of Christ Church, Bellvue, Wash., in her memory.
Robert Northouse, 76, formerly of Mabel
Robert V. Northouse, 76, of Jordan, Minn., formerly of Mabel, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at the Valley View Health Care Center in Jordan.
He was born on July 18, 1922, in rural Mabel, to Leonard and Mathilda (Valder) Northouse. He attended the Newburg School and graduated from the Mabel High School in 1940. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy. Following the war, he was a truck driver. He later resided in Rochester, Minn.; St. Peter, Minn.; St. Charles, Minn.; and had now been a resident at the Valley View Health Care Center in Jordan. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Northouse is survived by a brother, Harlon of Winona; a sister, Mavis Jensson of Rushford; a sister-in-law, Gladys Northouse of Sacred Heart, Minn.; three nephews, Duane and Lee Northouse and Steven Jensson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Earl.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Military rites were given by the Mabel Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
Linda Novak, 47, formerly of Lanesboro
Linda Novak, 47, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Bear Creek Care and Rehabilitation Center.
The former Linda Scrabeck was born March 22, 1952, in Lanesboro and grew up there. A Rochester resident all her adult life, she formerly worked at the Rainbow Cafe and for the past five years she was employed in food service at the Marriott Hotel. She was married and later divorced.
Survivors include a son, Wayne, of Chicago; two daughters, Crescent Novak and Sabrina Novak, both of Rochester; one grandchild; her mother, Helen Scrabeck of Harmony; and her brothers and sisters. She was preceded in death by her father.
No formal service was planned. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester.
Ranfranz Funeral Home in Rochester was in charge of arrangements.
Darian O'Connell, 3 months, of Hesper
Darian Bea O'Connell, the 3-month-old daughter of David and Karla O'Connell of Hesper, died Saturday at home of sudden infant death syndrome.
Survivors are parents, David and Karla O'Connell of Hesper; maternal grandparents Karl and Diane Christopher of Hesper; paternal grandparents Bill and Barb O'Connell of Manchester; paternal great-grandparents, Ilene O'Connell of Earlville and Eugene and Dorothy Fishel of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper by the Rev. Hans Floan. Burial was in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery.
French and Balik Funeral Home in Decorah was in charge of arrangements.
Nickolas J. O'Connell, 67, Spring Valley
Nickolas J. O'Connell, 67, of Spring Valley, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester from complications of emphysema.
He was born June 4, 1931, at Rochester, Minn., to Francis and Pheobe (McConnell) O'Connell. On April 27, 1956, he married Lois Ringenberg in Austin, Minn. They moved to Spring Valley in 1962 and started O'Connell Construction in 1969. He owned O'Connell Construction from 1969 until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church and a member of the Austin Moose Lodge since 1961.
He is survived by his wife; six sons, Jim (Vicky), Dan "Joe" (Patty), and Bryan (Kathy) of Spring Valley, Jerry (Rhonda) of Naples, Fla., Dave (Laurie) of Hudson, Wis., and Wayne (Brenda) of Grand Meadow; two daughters, Lori (Al) Stier of Grand Meadow and Lana and special friend, Dave Blanchard, of Spring Valley; also 13 granddaughters and 11 grandsons; seven sisters, Sister Connell and Marlene (Jerry) Towey, both of Rochester, Pheobe (Jim) Whistler of Juneau, Alaska, Elaine (William) Wade, Theresa (William) Helgeison and Alice Jean (Lawrence) Furhmeister, all of Rochester, and Rosella Jech of Elgin, Minn.; and two brothers, Richard O'Connell of Simpson and Charles O'Connell of Boulder City, Colo. He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
Services were held April 7 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Russell Scepaniak officiating. Burial was in St. Bridget's Cemetery in Simpson. Special music was by Larry and Melissa Schmidt with Jim, Jerry, Dave, Dan "Joe," Bryan and Wayne acting as casket bearers. Gary Crews, Hans Jorgensen, Steven Jones, Roger Lee, Jerry Marr and Moty Thompson acted as honorary casket bearers.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gunhild Oian, 88, of Peterson
Gunhild B. Oian, 88, of Peterson died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at Community Memorial Hospital in Winona.
A life-long Rushford-Peterson area resident, she was born April 19, 1910, in Bratsberg. As a young woman she worked at a Rushford motel and cooked and did child care for area families. On Oct. 16, 1934, she married Emil Alfred Oian in Kentucky and they farmed for many years. Her husband died Feb. 12, 1980. She was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church and its Miriam Circle, served as secretary of the circle and was a member of the National Farmers Organization.
Survivors include three daughters, Delores (Mrs. Arnold) Oldham of Lewiston, Marilyn (Mrs. Keith) Connaughty of Lanesboro and Katherine (Mrs. Roger) Kulas of Winona; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
The funeral was held on Monday at Rushford Lutheran Church. with burial in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Robert A. Oliver, brother of SV woman
Robert A. Oliver, 66, of Evansdale, Iowa, son of Blanche Oliver of Chatfield, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, at his home.
He was born Dec. 31, 1932, to Andrew and Blanche Oliver in Chatfield. On April 24, 1951, he married Carolyn Louise Thomas in Altura. He worked for Rath Packing Co. in Waterloo for 33 years and worked for several other local businesses. He retired in 1997. He was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Evansdale, where he participated in the men's group and was a trustee. While working at Rath Packing Co., he was a member of the Amalgamated meat Packers Union. He was an outdoorsman and often hunted deer out of state. He was also an avid fisherman. His family and his faith were priorities in his life.
Survivors include his wife of Evansdale; three daughters, Carla Ascoytia of St. Louis, Charline Fugate-Newman and Cheryl Roquet, both of Evansdale; a son, Daniel of New London, Iowa; his mother; and three sisters, Betty Knutson of Rochester, Shirley Kappers of Spring Valley and Delores Papenfus of Mondovi, Wis. He was preceded in death by his father and a grandson.
The funeral was held at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Evansdale, Iowa. Burial was in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa on Monday.
Memorials are preferred to St. Mark's United Methodist Church.
Anne O'Loughlin, 55, sister of CG woman
Anne Marie O'Loughlin, 55, of Minneapolis, daughter of Orval and Marie Amdahl of Lanesboro, died of cancer Thursday, July 15, 1999.
She was born July 30, 1943.
She is survived by her husband, Michael; a daughter, Lori (Mrs. Jeffrey) Harrington of Edina, Minn.; two sons, Brian and Kevin of Minneapolis; two grandchildren; a sister, Karyl Tammel of Cherry Grove; her parents; and two brothers, Ron Amdahl of Rochester and Jim Amdahl of Flandreau, S.D.
A memorial service was Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
Memorials are preferred to the University of Minnesota Cancer Center or Planned Parenthood of Minnesota.
Elvina Olson, 74, of rural Spring Grove
Elvina Olson, 74, of rural Spring Grove, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at her home.
She was born Sept. 11, 1925, in Preble Township, Fillmore County, to Edwin and Sophia (Larson) Nerstad. She attended area schools and on Nov. 24, 1944, she married Perlind Olson at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel. The couple farmed in the Newburg and Preble Townships their entire lives. She was a member of the Scheie Lutheran Church and enjoyed her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Paul (Donna) and Charles (Fay) both of Spring Grove; a daughter, Karen (Mrs. Neil) Rasmussen of Mabel; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, LaVaughn (Mrs. Mike) Marsden and Eunice (Mrs. Allen) Johnson, both of Mabel. She was preceded in death by an infant son and her parents.
Funeral services will be today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is in charge of arrangements.