Mary E. Cadwell, 81, mother of area man
Mary Elizabeth Cadwell, 81, of San Clemente, Calif., died March 21, 2000, after a long illness.
Mary Elizabeth Anne Pugil was born Oct. 25, 1918, in Charleston, S. C., to Frank and Ella (Aide) Pugil. As a young child, she moved to Chicago, Ill. She graduated from Providence High School in 1936. She worked for Sears, Roebuck and Company. On April 15, 1939, she married James Burton Cadwell in Los Angeles, Calif. From that marriage six children were born. She was a full-time mother and always active in the Catholic Church. Her passion was genealogy, spending many hours researching and collecting family data. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and keeping track of her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons: James F. (Jane) Cadwell, of San Clemente, Calif., Michael, of LeRoy, David B., of West Cornwall, Conn., and Christopher J. (Helen), of Eugene, Ore.; a daughter, Cathleen Mary (Bob) Artherton of LaCenter, Wash.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia (Mrs. Midge) McFee of Chicago.
She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter, Mary Ellen.
A memorial service will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in San Clemente on April 15. Burial of her ashes was at Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles, Calif
Eva G. Campbell, 98, Stewartville
Eva G. Campbell died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Stewartville Care Center.
Eva Guell was born Feb. 17, 1902, in Ashland Township, Dodge County. She graduated from Dodge Center High School and from normal teacher training in 1920. She graduated from business college in Mankato in 1921 and taught in rural Dodge County schools for two years.
On Sept. 19, 1923, she married Otis C. Campbell in Ashland Township. They farmed in Milton Township, Dodge County. He died in 1957. She was a bookkeeper at Tom Avery Implement Co. in West Concord for 17 years. She entered the Stewartville Care Center in 1997.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, LeOtis Farley (Roger) Mensink of Wykoff; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, three brothers, a sister and a great-grandson.
Services were held Tuesday at the Church of Christ in Old Concord, with the Rev. Troy Campbell, a grandson, officiating. Burial was in Concord Cemetery prior to the service.
The family suggests memorials to the Stewartville Care Center.
Dibble Funeral Home in Kasson was in charge of arrangements.
Jessie Carlson, 90, once of Spring Valley
Jessie O. Carlson, 90, of Fairmont, Minn., died July 11, 2000, at Fairmont Community Hospital due to congestive heart failure.
Jessie Olson was born Jan. 12, 1910, in rural Faribault County, the third daughter of Martha (Fosse) and Lewis K. Olson. She grew up on the family farm in Pilot Grove Township, was confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church and graduated from East Chain High School in 1929. She then attended Fairmont Normal School and was certified as an elementary teacher in 1930. During the subsequent seven years she taught grades one through eight in a rural, one-room school, District 110, in Cedar Township, Martin County, Minn. This is where she met her future husband, who had grown up in Cedar Township.
On June 16, 1937, she married David Nathaniel Carlson, who was then manager of the Land O'Lakes Creamery at Butternet, Minn., at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. When he was appointed manager of the Land O'Lakes creamery at St. James, Minn., they moved there. From 1945 to 1951, they owned and operated the Spring Valley Dairy in Spring Valley. In 1952, they purchased and operated the Colonial ice cream store in Fairmont, then lived and farmed near Ceylon, Minn., before retiring to Fairmont in 1972. He died Jan. 15, 1983.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. She was a gifted needleworker, doing beautiful crochet work and she was also a master at the ancient art of Norwegian embroidery called hardanger. She made many pieces for her family and helped to create beautiful paraments for her church. She loved gardening, cooking, canning and baking favorite cookie recipes for her family, especially during each holiday season. Most of all, she loved her family.
She is survived by one son, David (JoAnn) of Vienna, Vir.; two grandsons, Darren of Columbus, Ohio, and Derek (Stephanie) of Hooper, Utah; three great-grandsons, Dustin, Travis and Riley; and her namesake great-granddaughter, Jessie; two brothers, Lester of Forest City, Iowa and Walter of Mojave Valley, Ariz.; two sisters, Sarah (Lester) Clark of Worthington, Minn., and Beatrice (Earl) Hugoson of Fairmont. Six sisters and six brothers preceded her in death.
Services were Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Committal followed at Lakeside Cemetery.
Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont was in charge of arrangements.
Troy Carlson, 38, brother of GM man
Troy Carlson, 38, of St. Louis, formerly of Stewartville, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at his home.
Born Feb. 18, 1962, in Rochester, he attended Stewartville schools and graduated from Stewartville High School. He attended Golden Valley, Minn., Community College and Rochester Community College, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a degree in waste management engineering. He was employed by Camp-Dresser-McKee Co. in Milwaukee as an engineer and, after moving to the St. Louis area in July 1999, worked for Superior Services Co. Mr. Carlson was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and the American Turkey Foundation. He enjoyed the outdoors and golfing, was an avid hunter, including bow hunting.
Survivors include his mother, Vee Ann Carlson of Rochester; two brothers, his twin, Todd of Grand Meadow, and Timothy of Dubai, United Arab Emirates; paternal grandparents, Obert and Geneva Carlson of Rock Dell, and his fiancee, Mubera Maroruga of Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his father and maternal grandparents.
The funeral will be Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville with the Rev. Ron Allen officiating. A private family burial service will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville at a later date.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville and an hour before the service at the church.
Mamie Chadwick, 92, GM native
Mamie Chadwick died Dec. 21, 1999, in Palo Alto, Calif.
Mamie Olson was born Jan. 20, 1907, in Grand Meadow. After marrying Guy Chadwick, the couple moved to Mobridge, S. D. Her husband died in 1955. She lived in Rochester until moving to California.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Barnette of San Jose, Calif.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Luellen Van Gundy of Houston, Edith (Mrs. Wayne) Guy of Ostrander, and Arletta Juradonski of Mountain View, Calif.; and three brothers, Richard Olson of Cook, Minn., Willis Olson of Show Low, Ariz., and Myron Olson of Rochester. She was preceded in death by two sisters and seven brothers.
Private funeral and burial services were conducted in Palo Alto.
Grace Champine, 94, mother of GM woman
Grace Ellen Champine, 94, of Ceylon, Minn., died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Lakeview Care Center in Fairmont, Minn.
Grace Ellen Myers was born March 3, 1905, in Lake Belt Township, Martin County, Minn., the daughter of Minnesota pioneers Wilbur and Mary (Holmes) Myers. The Holmes family was one of the first to settle in Lake Belt Township. Mary Holmes was a ninth generation descendent of Elder William Brewster, who was born in England in 1566 and who, after traveling to Holland in search of religious freedom, found his way to America aboard the Mayflower.
She attended schools in Martin County, graduating with the class of 1922. She then attended Fairmont Normal School, where she received her teaching certificate, and taught school in District 45, Lake Belt Township.
On June 3, 1925, she was united in marriage to G. Lloyd (Colonel) Champine at the Champine farm, which had been homesteaded by his grandparents in 1877 and remains in the family at the present time, having been named a Century Farm in 1977, shortly before her husband's death.
Survivors include four sons, Robert (Lois) of Ceylon, Ray (Sara) of Puryear, Tenn., Jerry of Pontiac, Ill., and Veryl (Cheryl) of Granada, Minn.; two daughters, Jeanne (Robert) Lamp of Grand Meadow and Marilyn Will of Northfield, Minn.; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters.
She was preceded in death by one son, Donald, in 1944; three brothers; and one sister.
The funeral was Monday, Dec. 27, at Ceylon United Methodist Church. Interment was in Lake Belt Cemetery of rural Ceylon.
Olson Funeral Home in Ceylon was in charge of arrangements.
Marlin 'Chris' Christensen, once of area
Marlin "Chris Christensen, 78, of Donna, Texas, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Sun Valley Nursing Home in Harlingen, Texas.
Born in Ellendale, Minn., on Sept. 19, 1922, he was the son of Alfred and Elnora (Jensen) Christensen. He graduated from Ellendale High School in 1941, enlisted in the United States Army and served from 1945 to 1948 in Okinawa. Following his discharge he lived in Ostrander, Minn., where he farmed. He then worked in Oronoco in the quarry mines until retiring and moving to Texas. He enjoyed old time music, hunting, fishing and shopping in Progresso, Mexico. He was a former member of First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove.
He is survived by two sisters, Lucile (George) Kubista of Waseca, Eleanor (Robert) Leiser of Green Valley, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Orla Christensen of Albert Lea and several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends and caregivers, Mamie and Vance Ferguson of Donna, Texas.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil Christensen and Luverne "Bud" Christensen.
Funeral services were Sept. 30 at the First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove, with burial in Clarks Grove Cemetery.
Kinder-Dennis Home for Funerals at Waseca was in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Christensen, 92, formerly of Lanesboro
Ruth Christensen, 92, of Austin, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Comforcare Care Center in Austin.
Ruth Mabel Hildestad was born June 13, 1907, in rural Lanesboro, Fillmore County, attended a rural Lanesboro school and North Prairie Lutheran Church. In 1933, she married Arthur Christensen. They farmed in the Lanesboro area before moving to Austin in 1943. She had resided at Comforcare Care Center since her husband's death 19 years ago. She was a longtime member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. She enjoyed cats and being outdoors.
Nieces and nephews survive. Five brothers and five sisters preceded her in death.
The funeral was Thursday, Jan 27, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Austin.
Mary Christenson, 69, mother of SV man
Mary Ann Reck Christenson, 69, of Rochester, formerly of Wabasha and Lake City, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital as the result of an auto accident.
Mary Ann Freese was born Feb. 5, 1930, in Wabasha and graduated from St. Felix High School in Wabasha in 1948. On June 2, 1951, she married Wilmer Reck in Wabasha. He died in 1973. She lived in Lake City from 1954 to 1976. Before her retirement in June 1995, she was a cafeteria cashier at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester for several years. She was a longtime member and past president of Rochester Solo Parents, a member of the Rochester Moose Lodge, Rochester VFW Auxiliary and Catholic Order of Women's Foresters, and was active in the Rochester Senior Citizen Center.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary (Mrs. Joe) Purdy of Lake City, Therese (Mrs. John) Bezdichek of Chesterfield, Mo., Joan (Mrs. Jim Jr.) Hoisington and Jeanne (Mrs. Steve) Struckmann, both of Rochester; a son, Peter Reck of Spring Valley; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Leo Freese of Lake City.
The funeral was Friday at St. Felix Catholic Church in Wabasha, with the Rev. Donald Lovas officiating. Burial was in St. Felix Cemetery.
Abbott Fuineral Home in Wabasha was in charge of arrangements.
H. Clemens, mother of Spring Grove woman
Helen Laura Clemens, 83, of the Dover-Eyota area, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Helen Karlen was born March 2, 1917, in Oronoco and married George Clemens on Oct. 18, 1941, in Pine Island. She attended Oronoco country school. After her marriage, the couple farmed near Pine Island until 1949 when they moved to Dover where they lived until moving into Eyota in 1966. Mr. Clemens died Nov. 17, 1981. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Beverly (Gordon) Krueger of Eyota, Mary Ehler of Spring Grove and Kathleen (Jim) Massman of Clermont, Iowa; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, nine sisters and a grandson.
The funeral mass was held Friday in Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Eyota, the Rev. James Callahan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Schad and Zabel Funeral Home in Eyota was in charge of arrangements.
Charles C. Clink, 74, once of Harmony area
Charles "Chuck" Clink, 74, of Pequot Lakes and once of the Harmony area, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village in Pine River.
He was born July 18, 1926, in Kendallville, Iowa, to William and Nora (Johnson) Clink. He graduated from Harmony High School. He married LaVonne Lein on Sept. 2, 1951, at Fremont Lutheran Church in rural Cresco, Iowa. He farmed in the rural Cresco area until 1973. He then moved to Pequot Lakes, Minn., and owned and operated Twin Points Resort on Lake Ossawinnamakee. In 1978, he moved to Mayo Lake. He was a schoolbus driver for the Pequot Lakes School District for close to 18 years. He also did maintenance work for Breezy Point Lodge Apartments. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and a past trustee.
In 1990, he was diagnosed with Parkinsonís. His health declined and he entered Whispering Pines on Feb. 5, 1995, where he resided until his death.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Ruth (David) Fritcher, of Lime Springs, Iowa; six sons, David (Julie) of DePere, Wis., Donald of Alpine, Calif., Dwain (Ruth) of Maple Plain, Minn., Dean (Monica) of Pequot Lakes, Daryl (Stacy) of Breezy Point, Minn.; and Danny (Mary) of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; and 19 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; a son, Dale; and two grandsons, Scott and Aaron.
Services were Oct. 9 at Our Savior's Lutheran in Pequot Lakes with the Rev. David Stevens officiating. Burial was at the Fremont Lutheran Cemetery in rural Cresco. Northland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Douglas S. Cocker, 77, formerly of Canton
Douglas S. Cocker, 77, of Rochester, a former carpenter and retired Kahler Hotel employee, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born Aug. 19, 1923, in Canton, he lived there until age 16, then moved to Rochester and graduated from Rochester High School in 1941. In 1943, he enlisted in the Army, was trained as a fighter pilot for the Army Air Corps and was discharged in 1945 with the rank of second lieutenant. On June 14, 1946, he married Helen F. Meredith in Rochester. He was a carpenter, then worked at Roddis Feeds in Rochester for six years. From 1961 to 1970, he was a carpenter for several Rochester homebuilders, and from 1970 until his retirement in 1985, was a house person for the Kahler Hotel. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Rochester Carpenters Union, and served as chairman of the Hadley Valley School Board and president of the Hadley Valley School PTA. He enjoyed flying, hunting and working in the yard.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Barbara Stanfiel of Tampa, Fla., and Jane Cocker of Pine Island; six grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn Phares of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and two brothers, Hugh (Ruth) and Grant (Phyllis), both of Rochester. A brother preceded him in death.
A memorial service was held Monday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Northwest Pilot Mound Cemetery in Fillmore County.
Memorials may be made to Minnesota Association for the Blind. Vine Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
John Colgan, 74, brother of Mabel woman
John Edwin Colgan, 74, of Rochester, a plumber with Himec, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at his home.
He was born March 7, 1926, in Dover and attended Dover High School. On March 24, 1943, he joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Rotanin in the South Pacific with the rank of motor machinist's mate 3C. After his discharge on March 1, 1946, he moved to Rochester. On November 6, 1947, he married Jeanette V. Miller in Rochester. His wife was a homemaker and bookkeeper. She preceded him in death. Mr. Colgan was a journeyman plumber for Sanitary Plumbing and Heating (Himec). He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 6 and the American Legion, a life member of the Rochester Elks Lodge, coached Rochester Youth Baseball and volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America.
Survivors include two sons, Gary of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Dan of Burnsville, Minn.; five grandchildren and two sisters, C'Dell Torgerson of Mabel and Ruth Virnig of West Concord.
Services were held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church with the Rev. Steven Ronnigen officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery. Ranfranz Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Wm. Colgan, father of Lanesboro woman
William Dayton Colgan, 71, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas, of an apparent heart attack.
He was born June 1, 1928, in Dover. He graduated from Dover High School in 1947 and served in the U.S. Navy as a cook from 1950 to 1954. On Nov. 11, 1956, he married Fay Krueger in Chatfield and they lived in Rochester, Dover and Chatfield. He was a manager with IBM for 29 years and a justice of the peace in Dover. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Masonic Lodge in St. Charles and the V.F.W. in Chatfield and IBM Quarter Century Club. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Karen (Mrs. Ron) Greenslade of Stewartville, Kimberly (Mrs. Gerald) Wendt of Eyota, and Karolyn (Mrs. Randy) Boyum of Lanesboro; 14 grandchildren; one brother, John of Rochester; and two sisters, C'Dell (Mrs. Roland) Torgerson of Mabel and Ruth Vernig of West Concord.
He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
No funeral was planned. Burial will be at a later date in Chatfield Cemetery.
Riley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Casey Conlan, 34, formerly of Preston
Casey Conlan, age 34, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Preston, died May 23, 2000, in Tucson.
Casey Conlan was born on April 5, 1966, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of Joseph and LoLetta (Ingvalson) Conlan Potter. At age two the family moved to West Palm Beach, Fla. Then returned to Minnesota and then to Tucson. He joined his stepbrother Troy Barlous in the siding and screening business in Tucson.
Survivors include one son, Joseph Casey Conlan of Tucson; his mother and stepfather, LoLetta and Jason Potter of West Palm Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Jacqueline, Heidi and Sheila Conlan; one half sister, Jody Conlan of Chicago, Ill.; two stepsisters, Judie Barlous and Mary Potter; three stepbrothers, Troy Barlous, Tommy Barlous and Jason Potter, Jr.; maternal grandmother, Carol Ingvalson Hanson of Preston, Mildred Conlan of Watertown, Wis., and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers, Michael and Donald Conlan, and paternal and maternal grandfathers.
A memorial service was held on Saturday at Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston with Rev. Thomas Loomis officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Preston.
N. Connaughty, 64, brother of local man
Norman J. Connaughty, 64, of rural Utica, owner of Connaughty Backhoe Service, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness.
Born Feb. 5, 1936, in Utica Township, Winona County, he attended Saratoga School and St. Charles High School. On Oct. 31, 1959, he married Pauline Nisbit at the Lewiston Presbyterian Church.
He farmed, later worked for Kepp Construction installing underground telephone lines, and then for Frazier Construction, Badger Sewer and Water and Rochester Sand and Gravel as a backhoe and shovel operator. In the fall of 1979, he started Connaughty Backhoe Service. He was a member of Operating Engineers 49ers Union and a member and elder of Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Chatfield.
Survivors include his wife; three brothers, Robert of Chatfield, Keith of Lanesboro and Tom of Eyota; and three sisters, Harriet (Mrs. LaVaine) Parsons of Winona, Noreen (Mrs. Sheldon) Plath of Greenfield, Minn., and Jacqueline (Mrs. Delbert) Hendershot of Rochester. An infant sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services were Thursday at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Chatfield with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Burial was in Saratoga Cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Homes-St. Charles Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Converse, 65, mother of SV man
Ruth Joan Converse, 65, of Brownsdale, Minn., a homemaker, died Sunday evening, March 5, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Ruth Joan Mead was born Dec. 9, 1934.
Survivors include two sons, Larry of Spring Valley and Mark of Brownsdale; three daughters, Debra (Mrs. Kenneth) Cory of Arlington, Neb., Teresa (Mrs. Larry) Holmgren of Brownsdale and Lori (Mrs. Curt) Farlinger of Sheridan, Wyo.; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Gail Hummel of Austin.
The funeral Mass was Thursday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin with the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Austin.
Mayer Funeral Home in Austin was in charge of arrangements.
Robert 'Dale' Copeman, 84, Spring Valley
Robert "Dale" Copeman, 84, of Spring Valley died Sunday, Sept. 17, of natural causes at the Spring Valley Care Center.
He was born on Aug. 21, 1916, at Granger. He grew up on the family farm in the Granger-Cherry Grove area and attended rural school. He married Elnora Bessingpas on March 17, 1943, at Cherry Grove. The couple farmed in the Cherry Grove area until 1989, when they moved to Stewartville. His wife died in 1993. In 1995 he moved to Spring Valley. He had served as a fire warden for Forestville Township for many years, and was a longtime member of Cherry Grove United Methodist Church. He was an avid woodworker and loved the outdoors and nature.
He is survived by a sister, Parmalee Starken of Rochester; one son, Robert, of Rochester; three daughters, Anita (Gib) Fjelstad of Stewartville and Meriel and Meredith Copeman of Rochester; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at the Stewartville United Methodist Church, with burial at the Cherry Grove Cemetery at 2 p.m. The Revs. Jeff Olson and Mark Rader will officiate.
Griffin-Gray Funeral Home of Stewartville is in charge of arrangements.