Hans Dammen, 83, formerly of Whalan
Hans Dammen, 83, of Rushford, a former oil company employee and motel owner, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
Born April 21, 1917, in Whalan, he graduated from Peterson High School and then helped on the family farm. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps with duty in the African, Middle Eastern and European theaters. He worked for Humble Oil, owned and operated the Medary Motel in LaCrosse, Wis., for 20 years and moved to Rushford following his retirement on July 10, 1972. He married Nellie Bennet on Nov. 25, 1957. She died Oct. 12, 1976. On Nov. 26, 1981, he married Velma Himlie and they were later divorced. Mr. Dammen was a member of Elstad Lutheran Church, Peterson American Legion, Rushford VFW and Winona Sons of Norway. He enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include a brother, Andrew (Signe); and two sisters, Clarinda "Lindy" Callway and Lorraine Fann. He was preceded in death by his twin sister and a brother.
Funeral services were held at the Elstad Lutheran Church, rural Lanesboro, with the Rev. Rod Nygren officiating. Burial was in the Elstad Lutheran Cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Homes were in charge of arrangements.
Donald Danielson, 81, formerly of Fountain
Donald L. Danielson, 81, of Okanogan, Wash., died July 20, 1999, at Valley Care Center in Okanogan.
He was born on Sept. 28, 1917, in Fountain and graduated from Preston High School in 1935. During World War II he served with the 7th Infantry on Attu, Leyte and Okinawa, and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in the Philippines.
In 1944 he married NaDean Gerry and they made their home in Rochester. They moved to Burnsville in 1965 and he was employed by the Ford Motor Co., until moving to Bremerton, Wash., in 1969. He worked for Mazda in Bremerton. His wife died in May 1989. He moved to Hansen House in Omak, Wash., after suffering a stroke in 1998.
Survivors include a daughter, Jo (Mrs. Gary) Hoffman of Chatfield; a son, John, of Omak, Wash., and three grandchildren. A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
A private burial service will be held in Rochester.
Lily Danner, 98, formerly of Mabel
Lily M. Danner, 98, of Spring Grove and formerly of Mabel, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at the Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove.
She was born July 26, 1901, in Humboldt, S.D., to Oscar and Julia (Michaelson) Gilmore and attended schools in that area. In 1919, she married Darwin Danner in Sioux Falls, S.D., and they were later divorced. They moved to the Mabel area in 1935 and she resided there until becoming a resident at the Tweeten/Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove. She was a member of the Mabel United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy (Mrs. Gary) Emery and June (Mrs. Leonard) Larson, both of Mabel; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, Earl; two infant sons and a brother, Cyrus.
Funeral services were Wednesday at the Mabel United Methodist Church in Mabel with the Rev. Burton Hoag officiating. Burial was in the Mabel Public Cemetery.
Gerald Walter Daskam, 81, of Harmony
Gerald Walter Daskam, 81, died Dec. 1, 2000, at his home in rural Harmony.
He was born September 24, 1919, in Orleans Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa. He attended school in Kendallville, Iowa. On June 1, 1941, he married Doris Greenslade at her rural Cresco home. They farmed in rural Cresco for 10 years before moving to Harmony in February of 1952.
Survivors include his wife; four children, Geraldine (Sid) Linville of Maplewood, Minn., Judy (Gerald) Vreeman of Spring Valley, JoAnn (Curt) Ballman of Waterville, Minn., a son, Charles (Debbie) Daskam of Harmony; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister, Dorothy (Roger) Ryan of Harmony. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held on Monday at the United Methodist Church in Harmony with burial in the State Line Cemetery at Harmony. The Rev. David Laechel officiated. Lindstrom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
William Davidson, 96, of Spring Valley
William Davidson, 96, Spring Valley, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Winona.
He was born July 9, 1903 in Duluth, Minn., to Gustaf and Mary Anderson. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wykoff. He attended country schools and high school in Spring Valley. He was united in marriage to Edna Schneider Oct. 6, 1938, also at St. John's in Wykoff. He farmed in the Spring Valley area until his retirement in 1968 and at that time he moved into Spring Valley and did odd jobs and was a handyman until he was no longer able.
He is survived by his wife, Edna of Winona, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Robert Burmeister officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial in the Spring Valley Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Louie Decker, 93, of Lime Springs
Louie Decker, 93, of Lime Springs, Iowa, a retired farmer, died on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000 at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco.
He was born Feb. 2, 1907, in Schley, Iowa. On Oct. 25, 1934, he married Rose Koester in Preston. They farmed in Howard County, Iowa, until their retirement and then moved into Lime Springs.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Louie Jr. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Carl of Lawler, Iowa; and Donald of Tyler, Texas; three daughters, Betty Roesler of Lime Springs, Arlene Sjullie of Cedar Rapids and Luella Postel of Central City, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death.
The funeral was held Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lime Springs with the Rev. Linda Johnson officiating. Burial was in New Oregon Cemetery in Cresco, Iowa.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Lime Springs was in charge of arrangements.
William E. Doering, 66, of Wykoff
William E. Doering, 66, of Wykoff, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 15, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester of complications from cardiac arrest.
He was born June 28, 1934, in Spring Valley, the son of Earl and Goldie (Applen) Doering. He was raised in Spring Valley and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1952. He served in the U. S. Army from 1954-56. He worked with the family business, Doering Livestock, all of his adult life, first with his father and then as owner. At the time of his death, he was employed by Lewiston Sales, Inc., and had also clerked for Lanesboro Sales Commission. He married Ardell Meyer on June 21, 1964, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wilson, Minn. The couple made their home in Wykoff where Bill had resided since 1953.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Elizabeth Doering of Plymouth, Minn.; one son, Bill of Bloomington, Indiana; one sister, Mary Jane (Alfred) Meyer of Henning, Minn.; three brothers, John (Sandra) of Rochester, David (Nadine) of Redwood Falls, and Charles of Wykoff.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerry.
The funeral was Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff with the Rev. Kevin Woestehoff officiating. Burial was in the Spring Valley Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
J. Dohlman, 62, sister of Ostrander man
JoEtta H. Dohlman, 62, of Chester, a cook and bartender, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, in the emergency room of Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
JoEtta H. Wierson was born July 26, 1937, in Roland, Iowa, and graduated from LeRoy High School in 1955. On June 10, 1955, she married Floyd Dohlman at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He died in 1990. She had worked at a number of jobs and at the time of her death was a cook and bartender at Laddy's Bar and Grill. She enjoyed the outdoors and gardening.
Survivors include five daughters, Connie (Mrs. Rick) Granahan of LeRoy, Rhonda (Mrs. John) Larson and Pam Edwards, both of Chester, Sandra (Mrs. Joe) Burke of Lime Springs, Iowa, and Valerie (Mrs. David) Schroeder of Elma, Iowa; a son, William of the Red Wing Care Center; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Charlotte Sandve of Ames, Iowa, Helen Swenson and Norma Stevens, both of LeRoy, and Marlene Kellogg of Taopi; and a brother, Jerry Wierson of Ostrander. An infant son preceded her in death.
The funeral was Wednesday at LeRoy Lutheran Church, with the Revs. Tom Kolden and Rhea Evanson co-officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy was in charge of arrangements.
Gerald Dornink, 77, of Spring Valley
Gerald Dornink, 77, of Spring Valley, died Friday morning, Nov. 3, 2000, at his home.
He was born Sept. 4, 1923, in Forestville Township, Fillmore County, Minn., the son of Raymond and Agnes (Vrieze) Dornink. He attended Bristol Center country school. He farmed with his parents on the family farm in rural Bristol, was a mechanic and was a feed salesman at the family Greenleafton Farm Store until his service in the U. S. Army during World War II. He served from 1942 to 1946 in both the European and Pacific Theatres in the 86th Blackhawk Division where he received the Bronze Star. He married Lillian Schoppers June 21, 1946, in Cherry Grove. The couple made their home in Cherry Grove where he resumed his work at the family farm and grocery store in Cherry Grove. The family moved to Rochester in 1953 where he worked for Gopher Aviation. In 1957 they moved back to Cherry Grove where he repaired televisions and sold groceries. In 1963 the family moved to Prescott, Ariz., where he worked repairing televisions and was a restaurant owner. The family moved to Preston in 1967 where he worked for the Preston Creamery and in 1968 he owned and operated the Dornink AG grocery store there until 1978. Since that time, the couple had lived in Preston, Spring Valley from 1986 to 1991, and Greenleafton from 1991 until September 2000, when they returned to Spring Valley. The couple has wintered in Arizona since 1978.
He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley and the Preston VFW. He was a former member of the Preston United Methodist Church and was a board member of the Associated Grocers of Blooming Prairie, Minn.
He is survived by his wife; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Elroy and Penny of Stewartville and Randy of Tucson, Ariz.; one daughter and son-in-law, Jody and Patrick Hyberger of Wykoff; nine grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Mylon and Joyce Dornink and Harley and Cheryl Dornink, all of Rochester; and one sister and brother-in-law, Rosalie and Paul Hagan of Spring Valley.
The funeral was held Tuesday at Faith United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Ross officiating. Burial with military graveside rites in the Greenleafton Cemetery in rural Preston.
The family encourages memorials be given to the donors choice.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Melvin 'Mellie' Dotseth, 80, of Spring Grove
Melvin "Mellie" Erwin Dotseth, 80, of Spring Grove, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Gundersen/Lutheran Health Services, in LaCrosse, Wis.
He was born Dec. 18, 1919, in Decorah, Iowa., to Mathias and Ingrie (Throndsen) Dotseth.
He never married. He was a lifelong Spring Grove resident. He was a self-employed farmer in rural Spring Grove. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove.
He is survived by nieces and nephews and also by one sister-in-law, Flossie Dotseth of Spring Grove. He was preceded in death by his brother, Oscar.
The funeral was held Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove with the Rev. Jim Arends officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Dale Douglas, 60, father of Harmony man
Dale W. Douglas, 60, of Altura, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, in Wabasha.
He was born March 31, 1950, in Boyd, Wis. In 1959, he served in the Marines. On April 9, 1960, he married Carol Riphenburg in Osseo, Wis. The couple lived in Fountain City, Wis., before moving to Bethany, Minn., where he farmed. He had been disabled for health reasons since farming. He enjoyed woodcrafts, camping and fishing.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Bev (Tom) Ammann of Winona and Sandy (Bob) Stevens of Rochester; four sons, Jeff of Rochester, Mike (Laura) of Harmony, Dale (Joanna) of Altura and Dan of Winona; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandson, and two sisters, Doris Condon of Janesville, Wis., and Norma King of Eau Claire, Wis. A brother preceded him in death.
The funeral was Monday at Hoff Funeral Home's Lewiston Chapel, with Chaplain Kathy Redig officiating. Burial was in Bethany Moravian Cemetery.
Lloyd Drewes, 89, formerly of SV
Lloyd Drewes, 89, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Spring Valley and Chatfield, died April 1, 2000, in Mesa, Ariz.
He was born Dec. 27, 1910, in Bloomfield Township, Fillmore County, and lived in this area until joining the service, then lived in California and Arizona.
Survivors include his wife, Merna; a son, Randall, of Berkeley, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Beverly Peters of Apache Junction; a stepson, Charles Moriarty of Oregon; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
No service was planned. The body was cremated.
Apache Junction Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Janice Kay Dubbs, 57, formerly of area
Janice Kay Dubbs, 57, of Laughlin, Nev., formerly of this area, died June 4, 2000.
Janice Trouten was born Oct. 29, 1942 in Lanesboro to Luverne and Doris Trouten. The family moved from Harmony to Austin where she attended school, graduating in 1960. She attended secretarial school for two years and worked for Mayo Clinic in Rochester. She married Roy Wold and the family lived in Louisiana, South Dakota, Hawaii, Virginia and California. They were later divorced. She married Nickolis Dubbs in January of this year and they moved to Laughlin, where they worked for Harrah's casino.
Surviving are her husband of Bullhead City, Ariz.; two daughters, Lisa Simonson of Owatonna and Kathy Car of Las Vegas; four grandchildren; a sister, Alverne (Harlan) Diekman of Austin; and aunts and uncle, Leonard and Inez Trouten and Lucille (Mrs. Lyle) Trouten, of Harmony.
Charles D. Dudrey, 69, father of SV man
Charles D. "Chuck" Dudrey, 69, of Lake City, a retired machinist, died May 24, 2000, at Lake City Hospital-Mayo Health System.
Born Nov. 3, 1930, in Lucas, Kan., he moved to Durand, Wis., with his family as a child and later to St. Paul, and attended grade schools in Durand and St. Paul. After moving to Lake City in 1974, he was employed at DiAcro until the plant closed. He managed the Deep Rock station for several years. From 1977 until his retirement in 1978 due to health problems, he worked at Gould. His first wife, the former Audrey Mausolf, preceded him in death. He married Barbara Shea and they were later divorced. On Feb 3, 1975, he married Geraldine "Geri" Adler Moechnig in Decorah, Iowa. He was troop leader for Explorer Scouts in Lake City for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding and quilt making.
In addition to his wife, survivors include six daughters, Suzanne Rhodes of Jefferson City, Mo., Francis Reinier and Gigi Miller, both of Lake City, Cindy Kunz of Hastings, Minn., and Debbie Dudrey and Denise Dudrey, both of St. Paul; six sons, Charles W. (Dianne) Dudrey of Haquiam, Wash.; John (Deb) Dudrey of Mascoutah, Ill., David Dudrey of St. Paul, Larry Adler of Spring Valley, Frank Adler of Millville and Dale (Kim) Adler of Lake City; 28 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marlene Graybar of Alexandria, Minn., and Shirley Larson of Elmwood, Wis., and a brother, Ronald (Jan) of St. Paul. A son preceded him in death.
The funeral was Saturday at Schleicher Funeral Homes Lake City Chapel with the Rev. Roger Buhr officiating. Burial was in the Maxville Prairie, Wis., cemetery.
Helen M. Durhman, 92, Grand Meadow
Helen M. Duhrman, 92, of Grand Meadow, a former bookkeeper and school cook, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Grand Meadow Health Care Center, where she had resided since May 1997.
Helen Marie Palmer was born March 13, 1908, in Atkinson, Ill., and moved to Grand Meadow with her family at age 4. On June 29, 1927, she married Harvey W. Durhman at Bear Creek Lutheran Church. They lived in the Grand Meadow area all their married lives and farmed for a short time before moving into town. He died in January 1990. She was a bookkeeper at Farmer's Produce and then head cook at Grand Meadow School for 17 years before her retirement in 1969.
Survivors include two daughters, Naomi Goodsell of Grand Meadow and Bonnie Mickelson of Rochester; a son, Darwyn of Rochester; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Lillian (Mrs. Lyall) Cooper of Plymouth, Minn. A sister and a brother preceded her in death.
The funeral was Saturday 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.
Memorials are suggested to Grand Meadow Lutheran Church handicapped accessibility fund.
Diane Durben-Peterson, 34, of Lanesboro
Diane Catherine Durben-Peterson, 34, of Lanesboro, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at her home following a three-and-a- half-year illness with cancer.
She was born May 14, 1966, in Osage, Iowa. She graduated from Austin High School in 1984, received an associate degree in nursing from Rochester Community College in 1986 and received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Winona State University in 1991. From 1987 until the time of her death, she was a registered nurse with Mayo Foundation. On July 7, 1990, she married John E. Peterson and they made their home in Lanesboro. A member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, she served on the Pastoral Council, was a past president of the Council of Catholic Women, taught first communion for faith formation and was a member of the choir. She was active in the American Cancer Society, specifically the Relay for Life event, a member of the Society of Urologic Nurses Association, and enjoyed playing tennis, shopping, listening to music and watching movies.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Katlyn Rose; and a son, Erik Gilbert, both at home; her parents, Norman and Mary Durben of Austin; three sisters, Pat Levorson of St. Ansgar, Rose (Keith) Hemann of Iowa City, and Judy (Michael) Starr of Rochester; and two brothers, Mike Durben of Stacyville and Jerry (Lara) Durben of Brooklyn Park, Minn.
The funeral was Wednesday, July 26, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lanesboro with the Rev. Thomas Loomis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.
Ernest N. Durst, 69, formerly of SV area
Ernest N. Durst, 69, of Largo, Fla., formerly of the Spring Valley and Austin areas, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, in Biloxi, Miss., where he had been visiting. He had been in failing health for some time and suffered a heart attack Sept. 3.
Born Nov. 10, 1930, in rural Pine Island, he moved to the Grand Meadow-Spring Valley area with his family in 1944. He served in the military during the Korean War and then lived in Austin until moving to Florida in 1984. On Dec. 26, 1956, he married Virginia Wright in Rochester and they were later divorced.
Survivors include two daughters, Michelle (John) O'Neill of Millville and Cheri Dee Harrison of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; two granddaughters; three brothers, Roger of Rochester, Douglas of Apple Valley, Minn., and David of Ault, Colo.; and longtime companion, Janice Tucker. A sister preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester with the Revs. Linda Helberg and Alice Durst co-officiating. The body was cremated. Interment will be in Spring Valley Cemetery. An additional memorial service will be conducted in Largo, Fla., this week.
Friends may call at the church in Rochester an hour before the service Saturday.
Memorials are suggested to the family or Bethel Lutheran Church.
Alvin J. Dybvik, 88, of Harmony
Alvin J. Dybvik, 88, of Harmony, died at the Harmony Community Nursing Home on Oct. 31, 2000.
He was born Nov. 18, 1911, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, the son of Julius Peter and Alta (Noble) Dybvik. He was united in marriage to Laura Anderson on Feb. 11, 1936, in Cresco and they farmed in Winneshiek County until retiring to Harmony in 1979.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Allan of Decorah, Iowa; two daughters, Laurene Huff of Kasson and Marlene Dolce of Denver, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a sister, Fern Larsen of Decorah, Iowa.
A memorial service was held at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony on Friday. Interment will be at Fremont Lutheran Cemetery following cremation.