Marcella C. Ibach, 85, former area resident
Marcella C. Ibach, 85, a resident of Madonna Towers, Rochester, died Saturday, March 25, 2000 at Saint Marys Hospital, as a result of a stroke suffered Wednesday.
Marcella C. Nolan was born Dec. 11, 1914 in Preston and attended Preston schools. After attending Winona Business College she worked at several Fillmore County companies and for the Dept. of Agriculture in Washington D.C. In October, 1941 she married Kenneth G. Ibach in Preston. They lived in Albert Lea until 1942 when the moved to Rochester. From 1963 until her retirement in 1980, she was employed by Alvin Benike Co. Her husband operated Ken's Barber Shop for many years and after retiring from barbering worked at Anderson's Formal Wear. He died Dec. 15, 1988. she was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and CCW.
Survivors include three daughters, Sharon (Mrs. Bill) Ammerman of Southlake, Texas, Mary K. (Mrs. William) Tutunjian of New Braufels, Texas, and Janet (Mrs. Gert) Schlenker of Rochester; one son, Michael George of Naperville, Ill; and four grandchildren. An infant daughter also preceded her in death.
A funeral Mass was held Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at St. John's Catholic Church. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.
Gilman Arthur Ingvalson, 86, Spring Grove
Gilman Arthur Ingvalson, 86, of Spring Grove, a former Rochester hotel manager, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Gundersen/Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wis.
He was born April 17, 1914, in rural Spring Grove, he married Mavis Eglinton on Dec. 12, 1955, in Cresco, Iowa. He worked for Midland Co-op and later owned and operated Gil's Mobil Station in Spring Grove. The couple moved to Florida in 1971 and then in 1975 to Rochester where they managed a hotel. They returned to Spring Grove in 1989. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the battle of Normandy, the battle of Northern France, the battle of Rhineland and the battle of central Europe. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove and the American Legion Post 249.
Survivors include a son, Dean Gilman (Chris) of Woodbury, Minn.; a daughter, Sharon (Blaine) Liudahl of Spring Grove; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Avis Glasrud of Spring Grove and Doris (Don) Pothast of Waukon, Iowa. He was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.
The funeral was held Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, with the Rev. James Arends officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Robert Jackson, 81, of Harmony
Robert Jackson, 81, of Harmony, died at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester on Dec. 13, 2000.
He was born on Sept. 4, 1919, at Owasa, Iowa, the son of Guy and Esther (Bear) Jackson. He graduated from Eldora High School and worked at the Hardin County auditor's office until he entered the Army during WWII, serving in the European Theater. Following his return from the service, he worked for Krause Gentle Petroleum. He moved to Harmony in the 1980s and was the executive vice president of the Harmony State Bank, now First Southeast Bank. He was an honorary board member of the Krause Gentle Corp., and served on the boards of First Southeast Bank of Harmony, Canton State Bank and the Harmony Golf Club.
He is survived by his companion and longtime friend, Linda Everson; his sons, Douglas Jackson of Toluca Lake, Calif., and Mark Jackson of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; two grandsons; two sisters, Maryeda Johnson of Grand Junction, Colo., and Patricia Hall of Long Beach, Wash.; two brothers, Andrew Jackson of Spring Hill, Fla., and Wilbur Jackson of Santa Fe, N.M.
The family suggests memorials to the Harmony Golf Club or the charity of choice.
Funeral services were Monday at the United Methodist Church in Harmony with the Rev. David Laechel officiating. Burial will be in the Berlin Cemetery, Jackson Township, near Owasa, Iowa on Sunday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Corey Larson officiating.
Lindstrom Funeral Home of Harmony was in charge of arrangements.
Cayatana P. Jacobs, 72, of Grand Meadow
Cayatana P. Jacobs, 72, formerly of Seattle, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at the Meadow Manor Nursing Home in Grand Meadow.
Cayatana Parralon was born Aug. 7, 1928, in the Philippines. She lived many years in the Seattle area, where she was employed as a housekeeper for a nursing home. In 1992, she married Ernie Jacobs, and he preceded her in death. In August, she moved to Grand Meadow and lived with her daughter.
Survivors include her daughter, Romana Tinsley of Grand Meadow.
A memorial service will be conducted in Seattle at a later date.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Medaow was in charge of local arrangements.
Frederick H. Jacobson, 66, of Harmony
Frederick H. Jacobson, 66, of Harmony, died Nov. 23, 2000, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., after a brief stay.
He was born on May 25, 1934, in Fillmore County to Selmer and Ruth (Weyrauch) Jacobson.
He graduated from Harmony High School in 1953 and continued his education at DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago. He also served in the Army and was stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington. He retired from Unisys in St. Paul and returned to Harmony to live and later moved to Green Lea Manor in Mabel.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed his family, as well as traveling, fishing, photography and his coin collection.
He is survived by a brother, Arden, of Green Lea Manor in Mabel; a sister, Marlene (Harvey) Fishbaugher of Harmony; and neices and nephews, Doug (Suzie) Fishbaugher of Randolph, Wis., Don Fishbaugher of Preston and Debra (Jeff) Finley of Chatfield.
He was preceded in death by a niece, Doris.
Funeral services were held at the Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony on Monday at 10:30 a.m. with the burial in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston. The Rev. John Hagen officiated. Lindstrom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lillian Jacobson, 85, of Mabel
Lillian Jacobson, 85, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
She was born Oct. 9, 1914, in Mabel to Isaac and Anna (Thompson) Vickerman. She attended area schools and in 1943 she moved to California where she married Bryan Jacobson in San Jose. Bryan later died in 1974. Mrs. Jacobson lived in Los Gatos, Calif., until 1994 when she moved back to Mabel to be with family. She enjoyed cooking, canning and sewing.
She is survived by a son, LaVern (Elaine) Vickerman of Mabel; a great-granddaughter, Cristal Adkins of Mabel; three great-great-granddaughters, Shelby, Amy and Taylor Adkins; a sister, Norma Bangs of Mabel and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; a grandson, Michael Vickerman; a great grandson, Ronnie O’Day; three brothers Irvin, Art and Leland; and two sisters, Elsie Johnson and Gladys Starks.
Funeral services were Monday at the Newburg Methodist Church in Newburg with the Rev. Phyllis Wilcox officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lloyd S. Jahns, 84, Spring Valley
Lloyd S. Jahns, 84, of West St. Paul, formerly of Spring Valley, died Jan. 11, 2000.
He was born in Spring Valley, grew up here and moved to St. Paul after serving in the military. He was a retired member of Teamsters Local 120.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine; two daughters, Judy (Mrs. Rodney) Webster and Susan (Mrs. David) Kramer; a son, Lloyd; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Ileen (Mrs. Paul) Klipsic, Frankie Nelson and Vernice (Mrs. Thelmer) Rudlong.
A memorial service was held Jan. 18 at West Funeral Home in West St. Paul. Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Eunice Jarland, 90, of Harmony
Eunice M. Jarland, 90, of Harmony, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at the Harmony Community Nursing Home.
Eunice Goldsworthy was born Oct. 15, 1910,’ in Winneshiek County, Iowa, to William and Luella (Lester) Goldsworthy. She graduated from Cresco High School and then taught in rural schools. She married Johannes "Joe" Jarland on Dec. 29, 1934, in Galena, Ill., and they lived there where he worked on construction until 1946, when they moved to Harmony. He died Nov. 18, 1983.
Survivors include one son, Tom, of Harmony; four grandchildren and spouses, Joanne and Jim Johnson, Scott and LeaEtta Jarland, Matt and Theresa Jarland and Brett Jarland; six great-grandchildren, Trinity, Jeffrey, Joel and Tiffany Johnson and Taylor and Jordan Jarland; and one sister, Elsie Ratcliff of Mission Viejo, Calif.; and a life-long friend, Violet Brokken of Cresco. She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Edith Pederson.
The funeral was held Sunday at United Methodist Church in Harmony, with the Rev. David Laechel officiating. Burial was in State Line Cemetery in Harmony.
Lindstrom Funeral Home, Harmony, was in charge of arrangements.
Aletha M. Jeffers, 88, once of Fountain
Aletha M. Jeffers, 88, a former Fountain resident, died of complications from a stroke on Friday, May 12, 2000, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.
Aletha M. Young was born Jan. 17, 1912, in LaCrosse, Wis., and graduated from high school there. On Oct. 8, 1934, she married Lloyd Jeffers in Lansing, Iowa. The couple lived in LaCrosse and then from 1934 to 1943 their employment took them to many areas. From 1943 to 1960 the couple farmed in the Peterson area, and in 1960 they moved to Fountain. On March 18, 1981, her husband died. In 1996 she moved to Oakenwald Terrace in Chatfield, and in January 1999, she moved to Chosen Valley Care Center. She was a member of Fountain Lutheran Church and its WELCA, and was a volunteer for the Fillmore County History Center and Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed dancing, embroidery and crocheting.
Survivors include five sons, John of New Hope, Minn., William (Carol) of Wabasha, Thomas (Jane) and Richard (Camille) of Chatfield, and Edward "Chuck" (Debbie) of Fountain; a daughter, Judy Jeffers of Coon Rapids, Minn; a stepson, James (Maxine) Garvalia of LaCrosse, nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Howard Young of LaCrosse. A brother, two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter preceded her in death.
The funeral was held Monday at Fountain Lutheran Church in Fountain with the Rev. John W. Sime officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Riley Funeral Home, Chatfield, was in charge of arrangements.
Pearl O. Jenson, 91, Whalan native
Pearl O. Jenson, 91, of St. Paul, a homemaker, formerly of Whalan and Preston, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Good Samaritan Center in Roseville, Minn., where she had been a patient one week.
Pearl O. Hanson was born Sept. 11, 1908, in rural Whalan and grew up in the area. On March 11, 1933, she married Clifford Jenson at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church. He died in 1972. She lived in the Whalan area until 1973 and then in Preston, moving to St. Paul to live with her daughter in 1996. She was a former home health aide and also worked in the kitchen and laundry department at Preston Good Samaritan Center. She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Highland and a former member of Elstad Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol (Emory) Johnson of St. Paul; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter, and a brother, Cyrus Hanson of Mabel. A brother preceded her in death.
The funeral was held Wednesday at First Lutheran Church of Highland, with the Rev. Paul R. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home, Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.
Alonzo Johnson, 90, formerly of Harmony
Alonzo (Lon) Johnson, 90, of Richfield, Minn., formerly of Harmony, died Oct. 16, 2000.
He was the son of Helmer and Kjersti Johnson, and graduated from Harmony High School, then attended St. Olaf College for one year. He worked at the Forum Cafeteria for 43 years, the last 15 as manager. He married Winnifred Langren of Tyler, Minn., on May 9, 1926. He enjoyed wood carving and did some beautiful pieces. He was a member of Richfield Lutheran Church and was a great church worker.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Marnee (Richard) Grefe of Golden Valley; one son Clifford Johnson of Richfield; three grandsons; one granddaughter; one great-grandson and one sister, Mrs. Ernest (Berthana) Traaen. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gilman Johnson and Paul Johnson.
Burial was at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Doris Johnson, 88, once of Lanesboro
Doris Lucille (Peterson) Johnson, 88, of West St. Paul, died Friday evening in Phoenixville, Pa., after an illness.
She was born April 9, 1912, in Lanesboro, the daughter of the late Carl S. and Petra (Simonsen) Peterson.
She attended local schools through high school and a nursing program.
She was the widow of Ned M. Johnson, who had been a local mail carrier.
She is survived by her son Michael (Pamela) Johnson of Collegeville, Penn., one sister, Betty Knudson of Arroyo Grande, Calif., and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at St. James Lutheran Church in St. Paul at a later date.
Ruggiero Funeral Home, Trappe, Penn., is in charge of arrangements.
Irvin ‘Bud’ Johnson, 57, of Mabel
Irvin "Bud" Johnson, 57, a lifelong Mabel area resident, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, in Mabel.
He was born Jan. 6, 1943, in Spring Grove to Carl and Myrtle (Vickerman) Johnson. He attended grade school at the Newburg School and graduated from the Mabel High School in 1961. For many years he worked as a sprinkler fitter and also operated a restaurant in Harmony, Minn., operated Fairway Auto Sales in Mabel, and until recently had continued to deal in used cars. He enjoyed traveling and had been to Russia and recently to New Zealand. He had lived in Newburg until moving to Mabel in 1998. He was a member of Local 669 and was the mayor-elect of Mabel.
Bud is survived by five sisters, Pernella Helgeson of Canton, Marlyn (Mrs. Wilbur) Sayles of Austin, Dorothy Johnson of Loveland, Colo., Janice (Mrs. Curtis) Wheeler of Marion, N.C., and Carol Skadsem of Rochester; nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Myrtle.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Mabel United Methodist Church in Mabel, with the Rev. Phyllis Wilcox officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Mengis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marilyn Johnson, 64, once of rural Mabel
Marilyn J. Johnson, 64, of Rochester, an elementary school teacher, died of cancer on Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at her home.
She was born Dec. 14, 1935, in Spring Grove and lived in rural Mabel before moving to Rochester. She was an elementary school teacher for 41 years and was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority.
Survivors include a brother, Carrol Johnson of Northfield, Minn., and a sister, Nancy Hoff of Hastings, Minn.
The funeral was held Saturday at Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, Rochester. Burial was in Choice Cemetery in Mabel.
Macken Funeral Home in Rochester was in charge of arrangements.
Max Terry Johnson, 50, of Rushford
Max Terry Johnson, 50, of Rushford, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home, Mabel.
He was born Feb. 13, 1950, in Rushford, grew up there and was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his parents, Pearl and Edgar Johnson of Rushford, and a brother, Douglas (Carol) of Dodge Center.
The funeral was held on Wednesday at Rushford Lutheran Church. Burial was in Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Homes-Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Nora C. Johnson, 94, of Ostrander
Nora C. Johnson, 94, of Ostrander, formerly of the Spring Valley and LeRoy areas, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Nora C. Nelson was born Oct. 31, 1905, in Kendallville, Iowa. On April 18, 1928, she married Bennie Johnson at the Ostrander parsonage. They farmed in Beaver Township, Fillmore County, and continued to live on the farm after their retirement in 1972. She moved to Spring Valley following her husband's death in March 1991, and resided there until entering Ostrander Nursing Home. She enjoyed keeping in contact with many pen pals.
Survivors include two daughters, Lorraine (Mrs. Russell) Hancock of Spring Valley and Dolores (Mrs. Erban) Wood of Trussville, Ala.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bertha Nelson of Ostrander and Myrtle Bellingham of Stewartville; and a brother, Richard Nelson of Ostrander. She was preceded in death by four brothers and also infant brothers and sisters.
The funeral was Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander with the Rev. Norman Bauer officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy was in charge of arrangements.
Tunya Marie Johnson, 28, of Spring Grove
Tunya Marie Johnson, 28, of Spring Grove, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Franciscan/Skemp Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wis.
She was born April 7, 1972, in LaCrosse, to Owen and Bonnie Jean (Fogel) Johnson. She was a lifelong Spring Grove area resident. She was a 1990 Spring Grove High School graduate, and in May of 1998, she graduated from Western Wisconsin Technical College with an associate degree in micro computer science. She was employed by Sagebrush Industries (formerly Winnebago Software) of Caledonia.
She is survived by her father, Owen S. Johnson of Spring Grove; one sister, Debbie Johnson Schuh of Nekossa, Wis.; and a niece, Desirae.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Bonnie, on May 15, 1999.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church in Mabel with burial in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Grove, Father Steve Petersen officiating.
Kathryn Jones, 71, mother of Canton women
Kathryn Emma Jones, of Chester, a homemaker, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Ostrander Nursing Home.
Kathryn Watts was born June 4, 1928, in Cresco, Iowa. On Dec. 9, 1944, she married Donald F. Jones in Austin. They moved to the Chester area after her husband's retirement from Amana Refrigeration in 1990. Mrs. Jones had resided at the nursing home since 1994. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, dancing and playing Scrabble.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Jerry of Watkins, Iowa, and Russel of Chester; her daughters, Sandra (Mrs. Tim) Good and Wendy (Mrs. Jim) Richardson, both of Canton; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Darlene Corporon of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and two brothers, Frank Watts of Fort Myers, Fla., and David Watts of St. Cloud, Minn. A grandson preceded her in death.
A graveside service was held Friday in Chester Hill Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy was in charge of arrangements.
Ralph Jorgenson, 72, formerly of Preston
Ralph "Nels" Jorgenson, 72, of Billings, Montana, formerly of Chatfield and Preston, died April 6, 2000.
He was born Nov. 8, 1927, in Preston and moved to Chatfield as a child. On Oct. 2, 1948, he married Thelma Alleen Finley and they moved to Billings in 1961.
Survivors include five daughters, Sandy (Wayne) Wilson and LaRayne (Bud) Hawkins, both of Montana, Dianne (Danny) Hutchinson of Washington and Judy (Jim) Armstrong and Donna (J.D.) Banning, both of Arizona; two sons, Dusty (Elaine) and Scott (Stacie), both of Montana; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lois Press of New Jersey, and Marion Turner and Betty Graves, both of Minnesota; and two brothers, Fred of Montana and Bill of Minnesota; and special friend LaVonne Burk. He was preceded in death by his wife; two brothers and a great-grandchild.
The funeral was held Monday, April 10, at Dahl Funeral Chapel in Billings, Mont., with burial in Rockvale Cemetery.
Vernon S. Juenger, brother of SV woman
Vernon S. Juenger, 64, of Stacyville, Iowa, a machinist, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, Iowa.
He was born Jan. 6, 1936, in Stacyville, was educated at Visitation Catholic School and was an Army veteran. He was a machinist at White Farm of Charles City, Iowa, for 39 years. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters in Stacyville and enjoyed sports, especially golf and bowling.
Survivors include four sisters, Mary Ann (Frank) Lammers of Spring Valley, Barbara Collier of St. James, Minn., Gertrude (Louis) Hommez and Elizabeth Spitz, both of Osage, Iowa; and four brothers, Francis (Veronica) and Virgil (Louise), both of Stacyville, Danny (Beverly) of Rochester and Ronald of Carpenter, Iowa. Five brothers preceded him in death.
The funeral was Thursday at Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville with the Rev. John Moser officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by Stacyville American Legion Post 569.
Champion Funeral Home in Osage was in charge of arrangements.
Ray Edmund July, 76, brother of SV man, Preston woman
Ray Edmund July, 76, of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Spring Valley and Racine, died Nov. 12, 2000.
He was born Dec. 18, 1923, in South Dakota to George L. and Mae July. He married Margaret Christopherson of Wykoff April 21, 1945. They moved to California in 1951.
Survivors include a son, Douglas; a daughter, Debbie (Thomas) Handy; and three grandchildren, all of Califonia; one brother, Milford (Jeanette) July of Spring Valley; four sisters, Lenora (Harold) Thompson, Silver Bay, Minn., Shirley (Charles) Whitaker, Stewartville, Della (Emil) Possis, Minneapolis, and Ardis (Jerry) Rindels of Preston.
He was preceded in death by his wife and three brothers.
A memorial service was held Nov. 17 in California.