E. E. 'Pat' Richardt, 74, sister of GM woman
Elizabeth Eileen 'Pat' Richardt, 74, of Rochester, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
She was born April 22, 1925, in Rochester. On Dec. 21, 1946, she married Leslie Peter Richardt in Rochester. He worked for the Rochester Fire Department and owned and operated Richardt's Insulation Co. He died Aug. 4, 1981. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include five sons, John Leslie of Maple Plain, Minn., and James Peter, Jerry Walter, Steven Allan and Craig Donald, all of Rochester; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Cunningham of Rochester, Kathleen (Mrs. Kenneth) Jones of Grand Meadow, Marietta (Mrs. David) Brown of Machesney Park, Ill.; and two brothers, Vernon Smith of Zumbro Falls and Kenneth Smith of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and two sisters.
The funeral was Monday, Dec. 27, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rochester with the Rev. Thomas Koelln officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.
Ranfranz Funeral Home in Rochester was in charge of arrangements.
Dirk Alan Riedemann, 35, SV native
Dirk Alan Riedemann, 35, of Rochester, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, as the result of an auto accident in Dodge County.
Born May 20, 1964, in Spring Valley to Donald and Eleanor Riedemann, he attended Grand Meadow schools and graduated from Grand Meadow High School. On May 8, 1993, he married Tammy Evans at Grand Meadow Lutheran Church. They were later divorced. He was currently employed at Main Street Equipment in West Concord, Minn.
Survivors include a daughter, Emily of Kellogg; his parents, Donald and Eleanor Riedemann of Grand Meadow; three brothers, Donnie of Chatfield, Denny of Grand Meadow and Dana of LeRoy; two sisters, Donna (Mrs. Mike) Fenton of Grand Meadow and Denise Riedemann of Milwaukee; his fiancee, Tammy Duellman; his stepson, Casey Duellman; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral was Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at Grand Meadow Lutheran Church with the Rev. Wayne Vogt officiating. Burial was in Grand Meadow Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow was in charge of arrangements.
Ada H. Riggs, 95, formerly of Lanesboro
Ada H. Riggs, 95, of Wykoff, died Friday morning, Jan. 8, 1999, at the Ostrander Care Center.
The former Ada Affeldt was born Aug. 21, 1903, in Wykoff, the daughter of Emil and Adeline (Schmidt) Affeldt. She graduated from Wykoff High School in 1921, and after attending Winona Teachers College taught in Minnesota and South Dakota for a number of years. In 1927, she married Dr. R. N. Palmer in Wykoff and the couple made their home in Lanesboro; Dr. Palmer died in 1931. She then lived in California for a number of years. She married John Riggs in 1943 in California and they lived there until 1953, when they moved to Wykoff. Mr. Riggs died in 1959. She was then employed as a cook for the Wykoff Public School and worked there until her retirement in 1968. In August of 1998, she became a resident of the Ostrander Care Center. She was a longtime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her sister, Frances Affeldt of Wykoff; three nieces; three nephews; and many cousins.
The funeral was Tuesday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wykoff with the Rev. Karl Hollibaugh officiating. Burial in the Wykoff Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff was in charge of arrangements.
Maurice Roble, brother of SG men
Maurice Selmer 'Mike' Roble, 80, of Eitzen, Minn., a lifelong Caledonia-Eitzen area resident, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at his home.
Born Oct. 10, 1918, in Wilmington Township, Houston County, he grew up there and attended Watson School and Caledonia High School. During World War II he served in the Army. On Dec. 18, 1982, he married Ruby Meyer Ehlers at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eitzen. She died March 27, 1987. He worked at the KLM of Caledonia, farmed in the Caledonia area and for the past 10 years worked at Camp Winnebago in Caledonia. He received several awards for bowling and enjoyed pitching horseshoes. He was a member of Wilmington Lutheran Church and Spring Grove American Legion Post 249.
Survivors include three stepsons, Ronald Ehlers and Marvin Ehlers, both of Eitzen, and David Ehlers of Caledonia; two step-daughters, Jo Ann (Mrs. Mike) Miller of Oregon and Aloris (Mrs. Robert) Schley of Washington state; three stepgrandchildren; three brothers, Ernest and Burnell, both of Spring Grove, and Raymond of Charleston, N. C.; and a sister, Charlotte (Mrs. Lester) Wiegrefe of Caledonia. A brother preceded him in death.
The funeral was Wednesday at Wilmington Lutheran Church in rural Caledonia with the Rev. Elizabeth K. Stempinski officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
O. Roble, 73, brother of Spring Grove man
O. Lloyd Roble, 73, of Onalaska, formerly of Caledonia, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse.
He was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Caledonia, and graduated from Caledonia High School in 1944. He served in the Navy during World War II. After his discharge, he returned to the Caledonia area and farmed until 1952 and then was employed by International Harvester. From 1971 to 1978 he was part owner of the International-Harvester dealership in Zumbrota. He and his wife operated Roble Hardware Hank in Onalaska until their retirement in 1988. In retirement, he was employed part-time at Ace Hardware in LaCrosse.
On Jan. 8, 1950, he married Carol A. Tietz in Caledonia. She died Oct. 12, 1997.
Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey of LaCrosse, and Scott of Onalaska; four grandchildren; a sister, Sophie Moen of Fennimore, Wis., and a brother, Gordon of Spring Grove. A sister preceded him in death.
The funeral was held Monday at First Lutheran Church in Onalaska with the Rev. Fred Ohlrogge officiating. Burial was in Onalaska City Cemetery.
Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home in Onalaska was in charge of arrangements.
Frank 'Buster' Rodenz, 80, formerly of SV
Frank B "Buster" Rodenz, 80, of Stewartville, a retired lumberyard employee, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Meadow Manor Care Center in Grand Meadow following a lengthy illness. He had resided at the care center for six months.
Born Sept. 9, 1918, in Fountain, he grew up on the family farm in rural Spring Valley, attended rural schools and served in the Army during World War II. On Feb. 4, 1946, he married Ella Mae Bakken in Rochester and they lived in Stewartville until moving to High Forest in 1956. His wife died in August, 1988. He was a carpenter and worked at the former Dodge and Rundel Lumberyards in Stewartville, and then at Hayes Lucas Lumberyard in Stewartville until his retirement. During retirement he enjoyed wood crafting. He was a member of the Stewartville American Legion and Rochester Moose Lodge.
Survivors include two sons, Francis of High Forest and James of Stewartville; a daughter, Linda Polkowske of Stewartville; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey of Cohasset, Minn., and Roy of Minneapolis; and a sister, Gertrude Ulrickson of Denver, Colo. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
The funeral was held Monday at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville with the Rev. Ron Allen of Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville officiating. Spring burial will be in High Forest Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Milton Roelofs, 82, brother of area residents
Milton Roelofs, 82, of Caldwell, Idaho, died Thursday, July 22, 1999 in Caldwell.
He was born Dec. 2, 1916, in Minnesota, the son of George and Lizzie (Heusinkveld) Roelofs. He was the first member of his family to attend college. At Winona State Teachers College, he was an outstanding athlete, lettering all four years in football, basketball, baseball and track. After college he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941, where he served for 23 years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. After retirement he taught eighth grade social studies for 12 years.
He married Ruth Marie Payne in 1942. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church, a longtime member of the Caldwell Kiwanis Club, and served on the Caldwell Fine Arts Board, the RSVP board, the Salvation Army board, Christian Services United and volunteered for the Democratic party. He sang with the Boise Master Chorale for four years.
He is survived by his wife; one son James (Cyndi) Roelofs, of Los Banos, Calif; one daughter Martha (David) Pippitt of Rockford, Ill; one brother, Clayton Roelofs of Rushford' and one sister Irene Roelofs of Harmony; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a grandson.
Memorial services were conducted on Tuesday, July 27, at the United Methodist Church, Caldwell. A private intermenty with military honors was held at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell.
Duane Roesler, 57, brother of Harmony man
Duane "Yankee" Roesler, 57, died Sept. 25, 1999, in Mansfield, Texas.
He was born Jan. 6, 1942, in Iowa. He moved to Winnsboro, Texas, in 1980 from Harmony. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, a construction worker and served in the army.
Survivors include his wife, Frankie Roesler of Winnsboro; his parents, Clifford C. and Arlene Cooper Roesler; his sons, James Roesler of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Tony Roesler of Paris, Texas; Sketter Morris of Greenville, Texas, and Jack Morris of Newsome, Texas; his brothers, Marvin Roesler of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and Kevin Roesler of Harmony, and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mike Roesler, Wesley Roesler, JoDan Ivey, David Harvin, Cal Jones, Benny Cowser and Jim Kenner.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center.
The funeral was Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Beaty Funeral Home Chapel in Winnsboro, Texas. Burial was in Pineview Cemetery in Texas.
Rudolph 'Rudy' Rolfshus, 84, of Mabel
Rudolph "Rudy" Rolfshus, 84, of Mabel, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel, following a brief illness.
He was born on March 29, 1914, in Hesper, Iowa, to Conrad and Julia (Larson) Rolfshus. He attended country school in the Mabel area. During World War II he served in the United States Army and trained troops at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis and Camp Ripley. On Dec. 17, 1941, he married Rose Sarvi at the Fort Snelling Chapel in Minneapolis. After his discharge in December 1941, he began working for the Axle Ohman Company where he worked as a cement mason for 31 years. The couple retired and moved to Highland where he renovated the Highland Mill and then moved to Mabel in 1988. Mrs. Rolfshus died on June 1, 1996.
Mr. Rolfshus is survived by four sons, John (Rose Anne) of Maple Grove, Minn., Bruce of Northfield, Minn., Lamont (Vicky) of Apple Valley, Minn. and Steven of Alameda, Calif.; one daughter, Renae Anderson of New Ulm, Minn.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Buchanan of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Charlotte Hanson of Lanesboro; a cousin, Affry Lerol of Whalan; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard.
Funeral services were Friday at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel. Burial was at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
Marguerite Rommes, mother of SG woman
Marguerite A. "Marge" Rommes, 61, of Caledonia, manager of Golden Age Estates and a former area farm homemaker, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse.
Marguerite A. Schroeder was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Caledonia. On July 5, 1958, she married Donald Rommes at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Caledonia and they farmed southwest of Caledonia. They moved into Caledonia in 1992 and managed Golden Age Estates Apartments. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women.
Survivors include her husband; six daughters, Julie Connor of Waukon, Iowa, Terry (Mrs. Daniel) Gavin of Houston, Deb (Mrs. Randy) Myhre of Spring Grove, Karen (Mrs. Larry) Wermager and Amy Rommes, both of Caledonia, and Connie (Mrs. Paul) Link of Rochester; 13 grandchildren; and a brother, John Schroeder of Caledonia. A sister preceded her in death.
A funeral Mass was conducted Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Caledonia with the Rev. Donald J. Schmitz officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Caledonia.
McCormick Funeral Home in Caledonia was in charge of arrangements.
Leora E. Rondestvedt, 91, formerly of GM
Leora Evelyn Rondestvedt, 91, of New Hope, Minn., formerly of the Grand Meadow area, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at North Ridge Care Center in New Hope where she had resided since 1994.
Leora Evelyn Olson was born Jan. 26, 1908, in Hustler, Wis., grew up in the New Lisbon-Mauston, Wis., area, and graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield in 1929. In 1930, she married Harald Rondestvedt; he died in 1982. She was a homemaker, was active in the community and Trinity Lutheran Church in Hustler, and served as president of the ladies aid and Sunday School. In later years, she traveled between Wisconsin and a home in Largo, Fla.
Survivors include two sons, Harold of Elroy, Wis., and Jon of Nevis, Minn.; two daughters, Sonja (Mrs. Barend) VanWyk of Minnetonka, Minn., and Kirsten (Mrs. Sherwood) Dahl of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Norma Palmer and Bonnadean (Mrs. James) Crandall, both of Mauston, and a brother, Harland Olson of Altoona, Wis.
The funeral was Wednesday at Bear Creek Lutheran Church in Frankford Township, Mower County, with the Rev. Wayne Vogt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow was in charge of arrangements.
C. Ronning, 85, formerly of Lanesboro
Conrad O. Ronning, 85, of Winfield, Ill, formerly of Lanesboro, died Jan. 15, 1999, in Winfield.
He was born Sept. 14, 1913, to Andrew and Theodore Ronning in Lanesboro. He graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1932 and was valedictorian of his class. He was a photographer at the Bue Studio in Lanesboro. He served in the Navy in World War II and retired from the FBI after 42 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Tillie; three sons, Andrew, John and Tony; one daughter, Catherine Sweet, one sister, Anna Ronning of Des Moines, Iowa; four grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Clara Ronning.
Services were held at St. Johns Church, Winfield, with burial at Assumption Cemetery, Winfield.
Helen Louise Root, 85, Spring Valley
Helen Louise Root, 85, Spring Valley, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
She was born Sept. 22, 1914, in Spring Valley to A. E. Born and Dorothea Drewes Born. She was baptized at Martin Luther Lutheran church in rural Spring Valley and was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. She attended and graduated from Grand Meadow High School and attended one year of teacher's training in Chatfield.
She was united in marriage to Wesley "Pete" Root on June 16, 1939, at Zion Lutheran Church in Spring Valley and to this union two daughters were born, Sharon and Carolyn.
She taught country school for five years in the Spring Valley area and later worked for a period of time at Anthony's Dept. Store in Spring Valley. She was the Sunday school superintendent at Bear Creek Lutheran church for eight years and served as president of Bear Creek Ladies Aid. She sang in the choirs at Zion Lutheran Church, Our Savior's Lutheran Church and Bear Creek Lutheran Church. She also gave Bible study at the women's circle and served as secretary of education at Bear Creek.
She is survived by her husband, Wesley "Pete" Root of Spring Valley, two daughters, Sharon Root of Rochester and Carolyn (Larry) Baker of Neligh, Neb.; three grandchildren, Wayne Pollock, Dean Eddy and Donna Parker; seven great-grandchildren, Brandon, Brogun, Daniel, Nathan, Dillion, Elise and Jack; a brother, Vernon Born of Spring Valley and a sister, Margaret Rusert of Winona. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one sister.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Bear Creek Lutheran Church in Frankford Township, Mower County, Minn., with the Rev. Wayne Vogt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley.
Alice Rosella Rostad, 92, of Spring Grove
Alice Rosella Rostad, 92, a lifelong Houston County resident, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at the Tweeten-Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove.
Alice Skauge was born May 1, 1907, in Blackhammer Township in rural Spring Grove. She attended rural school and married Julius Rostad on Dec. 1, 1925. The couple farmed in Blackhammer and Wilmington townships.
She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Blackhammer.
Surviving are two sons, Lyle of Rochester and Norton of Spring Grove; three daughters, Arlene Bain of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Elmira (Mrs. John) Steigerwald of Austin and Judy (Mrs. Robert) Baumbach of Spring Grove; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, one grandson, three brothers and two sisters.
The funeral was Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. William A. Horn officiating. Burial was in Faith Lutheran Church Cemetery in Blackhammer Township.
Roble Funeral Home of Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements. The family prefers memorials to Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Richard R. Runkle, 83, Grand Meadow
Richard R. Runkle, 83, of rural Grand Meadow, a longtime area farmer, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at Ostrander Nursing Home, where he had resided a short time.
Born July 13, 1916, in rural Racine, Pleasant Valley Township, Mower County, he attended Stewartville schools and graduated from Stewartville High School. On March 15, 1939, he married Catherine Jorgens at Bear Creek Lutheran Church. They lived west of Stewartville for six years and in 1947 returned to the Bear Creek area and farmed. He was a member of the Mower County Farm Bureau, a former member and officer of the Frankford Township Board, served on the Bear Creek Cemetery Board, and was a member of the Golden Age Club in Grand Meadow and Yomaco Club. He enjoyed reading and following sporting events.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, David Charles of Lakewood, Colo., and Steven Paul of Minnesota City; a daughter, Marcheta Faye of Albert Lea; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, LaVerne (Mrs. Robert) Smalley of Arizona, Iva (Mrs. William) Curtis of Stewartville and Irene (Mrs. Donald) Sinn of St Charles; and two brothers, Kenneth of Stewartville and Gene of Grand Meadow. A great-grandchild and two brothers preceded him in death.
The funeral will be today (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Lutheran Church in Frankford Township, Mower County, with the Rev. Wayne Vogt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow is in charge of arrangements.
Duane S. Rustad, 78, of Fountain
Duane S. Rustad, 78, of Fountain, a former body shop owner and auto claims adjuster, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul where he was a patient a short time. He was a patient at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester for 68 days and then at Bethesda Lutheran Hospital in St. Paul for a few hours before being transferred to Regions Hospital.
He was born April 21, 1920, in rural Rushford. He lived there until moving to rural Lanesboro in 1933 and later into the city of Lanesboro where he graduated from high school in 1938. He then lived in Minneapolis and worked on the assembly line at the Ford plant until moving to Fountain in 1947. He owned and operated Fountain Body Shop from 1955 to 1986 and then was an auto claims adjuster for GAB in Rochester until becoming hospitalized in December 1998.
On Jan. 19, 1946, he married Donna Graskamp in Fountain. He served on the Fountain Village Council for 28 years, was a member of the Fountain Volunteer Fire Department, a charter member of the Fountain Lions Club and a member of the Fountain Lutheran Church choir for 45 years. He enjoyed bowling, golf and playing the violin.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Scott of Fountain and Greg of Cambridge, Minn.; a daughter, Rita Nierenhausen of Dayton, Minn.; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen (Mrs. Robert) Jensen of Milan, Ill., and Lucille (Mrs. Vince) Schroder of St. Paul. A daughter and four brothers preceded him in death.
The funeral was Tuesday at Fountain Lutheran Church with the Rev. John W. Sime officiating. Spring burial will be in Fountain Lutheran Cemetery.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.
Myra R. Rustad, 67, of Fountain
Myra R. Rustad, 67, of Fountain, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at Olmsted Community Hospital in Rochester following a lengthy illness. She had been hospitalized one day.
Myra R. Evans was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Chatfield and graduated from Chatfield High School. She lived in Chatfield until her marriage to Allen Rustad on Sept. 29, 1951, in Chatfield. Her husband died Oct. 26, 1997. She was a secretary at KFIL Radio in Preston and AFC (now Strongwell) in Chatfield. She was a member of the Fountain American Legion Auxiliary and Fountain Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Glenda (Mrs. David) Olson of Spring Valley and Deborah (Mrs. David) Long of Fountain; four grandchildren; two brothers, Lowell Evans of Hays, Kan., and Maro Evans of Chatfield, and a sister, Donna (Mrs. Joe) Pivonka of Rochester. A son preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held at Fountain Lutheran Church at a later date. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.
David Glenn Ryberg, 35, Grand Meadow
David Glenn Ryberg, 35, of Grand Meadow, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, of injuries suffered in a snowmobile accident near Jackson, Wyo.
He was born Aug. 30, 1963, in Minneapolis, graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1981, attended Rochester Community College for two years and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, in 1985. He had farmed in the Grand Meadow area since 1985.
On Dec. 30, 1989, he married Dianne Davis in Rochester. He served as Grand Meadow Township clerk and on the Grand Meadow School task force regarding building a new school, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Rochester and the Mower County Corn Growers' Association.
Survivors include his wife; three children, Renee, Benjamin and Rebecca, all at home; his parents, Glenn and Lorraine Ryberg of Grand Meadow; and a sister, Susan Ryberg of Rochester.
A memorial service was held Saturday at First Baptist Church in Rochester with the Rev. C. John Steer officiating. Burial was in the Grand Meadow Cemetery.
Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow was in charge of arrangements.
Sisty Sailor, 45, sister of SV woman
Sisty Sailor, 45, of Eagle Bend, Minn., died March 4, 1999, at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, Minn.
Sisty Sickler was born to Raymond and Delores (Bogenscutz) Sickler on Aug. 21, 1953. She was united in marriage with Tommy Sailor on Dec. 20, 1969, at Delavan, Minn.
Survivors include her husband; her parents; three sons, Lonny (Melissa) Sailor, Brent Sailor and special friend Karly Engstrom, and Brandon Sailor; two grandchildren, Colton and Clayton; four sisters, Loretta Ascheman of Spring Valley, Lorraine Hinrichsen of Blue Earth, Minn., Gail Haugert of Shakopee, Minn., and Yvonne Smith of North Mankato, Minn.; and one brother, Lawrence Sickler of Winnebago.
The funeral was Monday at Assemblies of God Church in Eagle Bend with burial in Eagle Bend Cemetery.
Domian Anderson Funeral Home in Bertha, Minn., was in charge of arrangements.
Lucille B. Sanden, 86, of Spring Grove
Lucille Beatrice Sanden, 86, of Spring Grove, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at Tweeten/Lutheran Health Services in Spring Grove.
She was born Aug. 14, 1913, to Helge and Julia (Roseth) Burtness. She was a lifelong Spring Grove area resident. She attended rural schools.
In 1928, she married Oscar K. Sanden. He died Nov. 9, 1983. She worked as a cook in several area restaurants. She also worked with her husband on their farm in Winneshiek County, Iowa. She was a lifelong member of Highland Lutheran Church, rural Spring Grove, where she was very active.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday at Highland Lutheran Church in rural Spring Grove. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Wayne Sauer, 73, of Harmony
Wayne Sauer, 73, of Harmony, a retired Harmony Agri Services employee, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis.
He was born March 18, 1925, in Canton, the son of Clarence and Inga (Sanden) Sauer. He was baptized and confirmed at the Henrytown Lutheran Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and, following his return home, graduated from Canton High School. He was united in marriage to Carmona Thompson on June 22, 1947. He was a lifetime resident of the area and a member of the Greenfield Lutheran Church since 1962. He worked at the Harmony Agri Service for 32 years, before retiring in 1990.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, JoAnne (Paul) Meldahl of Peterson, two sons, Jerry (Olgie) of Chandler, Ariz., and Bob (Julie) of Rochester; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three brothers, Orval of Boise, Idaho, John of Lawrenceville, Ga, and Eldon of Harmony. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Dean, one granddaughter and a great-grandson.
The funeral was held on Saturday at Greenfield Lutheran Church, with burial in the Henrytown Lutheran Church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Harmony American Legion Post.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of arrangements.
G. R. Sawdey, 80, mother of SV woman
Geraldine Ruby Sawdey, 80, formerly of LeRoy, died Friday at the Ostrander Nursing Home in Ostrander, where she lived for a short time.
She was born July 10, 1919, in Faribault to William and Esther (Woodard) Farmer. She married Earl Sawdey July 11, 1939, in Riceville, Iowa. He died in June 1994. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Janyce of Spring Valley; two sons, James and Gary, both of Austin; one sister, Marion Hanson of Colorado; one brother, Richard Farmer of Faribault; and four grandchildren. In addition to her husband, five siblings preceded her in death.
The funeral service was held Sunday at the Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy with the Rev. Jerry Olson of the First Baptist Church in LeRoy officiating. Burial was in the LeRoy Cemetery.
Ella G. Schacht, 80, formerly of Canton
Ella G. Schacht, 80, of Rochester, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at Samaritan Bethany Home of natural causes.
Ella Geneva Winch was born Sept. 25, 1918, in Fillmore County, graduated from Canton High School and attended college in Rockford, Ill. On June 5, 1941, she married Earl G. Springmire in Canton. They moved to Canton in l947 where her husband operated a Standard Oil station and she ran the attached restaurant. After moving to Rochester in 1957, she was a bookkeeper in a number of offices. He husband died Jan. 2, 1969, and she then married Verl O. Schacht on March 5, 1973, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.
She joined Phi Sigma Alpha Sorority in December of 1972 and had served as its president. She enjoyed sewing and raising flowers, was active in the Minnesota Dahlia Society, the Quilters at Redeemer Lutheran Church and NARFE, and was a member of NALC Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Susan Springmire of St. Paul; one stepdaughter, Sharon Rae of Naples, Fla; one stepson, Allan Schacht of Philadelphia, Pa.; seven step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Clara Erickson of Mabel and three brothers, Leon Winch of Rochester, Alden Winch of Stewartville, and Charles Winch of Rockford, Ill. A brother and two sisters preceded her in death.
The funeral was held Saturday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Schleicher Funeral Home, Plainview, is in charge of arrangements.