Hildegarde Klingsheim, 73, of Wykoff
Hildegarde Klingsheim, 73, of Wykoff, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at her home.
Hildegarde Hongerholt was born Nov. 29, 1926, in Fillmore County. She attended rural Fillmore County schools. She worked in Wayzata, Minn., for several years until her marriage to Earl Klingsheim on Aug. 20, 1949, in Spring Valley. The couple made their home on his family farm in rural Lime Springs, Iowa. The couple retired from farming in 1984 and moved to Wykoff, where she was a child-care provider for area families. She was a charter member of the Assemblies of God in Spring Valley, where she taught Sunday School and was part of the Women's Ministry. She was also a member of the Rainbow Garden Club and the Homemakers in Wykoff. She enjoyed cooking and gardening.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Gloria (Mark) Mueller of Marine, Minn., and Erleen (Allen) Hartleip of Byron; a son, Galen (Ellen) of Lime Springs; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Ingvald Hongerholt of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Joseph Hongerholt of Williston, N.D.; and two sisters, Aletha Carlson of Winona and Helen Raaen of Lanesboro. She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
The funeral was Monday at the Assemblies of God Church in Spring Valley, with the Rev. Steve Kuno officiating. Burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in rural Lime Springs, Iowa.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Ida Klingsheim, 84, sister of Wykoff woman
Ida Hongerholt was born Sept. 15, 1915, in Minnesota and married Berner Klingsheim April 8, 1939 in Decorah, Iowa. They farmed and she remained on the farm after he died in 1978.
She is survived by a daughter, Beverly (Mrs. Ivan) Geffert of Carver, Minn.; two grandchildren; three sisters, Aletha Carlson of Winona, Helen Raaen of Preston and Hildegarde Klingsheim of Wykoff; two brothers, Ingvald Hongerholt of Brooklyn Center, Minn., and Joe Hongerholt of Williston, N. D.
The funeral for Ida Klingsheim was Sunday at the United Methodist Church in Lime Springs with the Revs. Gerald Smith and Russell Brown officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lime Springs.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Lime Springs was in charge of arrangements.
Virginia M. Klompenhower, 67, SV native
Virginia Mae Klompenhower, 67, a resident of Shorewood Senior Campus, Rochester, a former secretary and teacher's aide, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at Shorewood.
Virginia Mae Buss was born Feb. 15, 1933, in Spring Valley, grew up here and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1950. On July 15, 1961, she married Robert Klompenhower in Spring Valley. Her husband was a sanitation supervisor at the Owatonna Canning Factory. She lived in Owatonna from 1973 to 1995 and then in Mankato, Minn., until moving to Rochester in November 1999. She had been employed as a medical secretary, a probation officer secretary and as a teacher's aide in Owatonna schools. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna and did knitting for charity.
In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, John (Teresa) of Byron and Eric (Kitt) of Mankato; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Irma (Mick) Rathbun of Spring Valley and Janet (Aaron) Klompenhower of Preston.
The funeral was Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Dennis Timmerman officiating. Burial was in Spring Valley Cemetery.
Mildred Klomps, 92, sister of SV man
Mildred Klomps, 92, of Harmony, died at the Harmony Community Nursing Home on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000.
She was born Dec. 4, 1907, at Cherry Grove to Henry and Jane Wesselink. She was united in marriage to Ernest Hebrink on July 3, 1928, and to this union three children were born. They farmed in the area until they purchased the Bristol Center Store. Upon retirement they moved to Harmony. Her husband preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1977. She was united in marriage to Harold Klomps on Sept. 26, 1980, and he died on Dec. 20, 1985.
She is survived by three sons, Arlin (Georgia) Hebrink of Granger, Jerry (Betty) Hebrink of Cresco and Loyal (Charlene) of Lime Springs; two stepdaughters, Dorothy (Kennth) Knutson of Dodge Center and Elsie (Ralph) Scott of Ely, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one brother, Howard Wesselink of Spring Valley. She was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl.
The funeral service was at the United Methodist Church in Harmony Thursday. Burial in the Greenleafton Cemetery, rural Preston.
Lindstrom Funeral Home, Harmony, was in charge of arrangements.
Orrin C. Klungtvedt, 77, once of Peterson
Orrin C. Klungtvedt, 77, of Rushford, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at his home.
He was born May 14, 1923, in Rushford, grew up in the Rushford area and graduated from Rushford High School in 1942. He served in the Army during World War II and graduated from Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. He married Eleanor Johnson on June 20, 1953, at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church. He owned and operated the O.K. Fix It shop in Rushford. In 1964 he moved his shop to Lanesboro and ran it there until 1991. He also taught welding classes at the Winona Vocational School. He retired to Peterson until December 1999, when he and his wife moved to Rushford. He was an active member of Grace Lutheran church in Peterson, Sons of Norway in Lanesboro, the Peterson American Legion and other community organizations. He was also an inventor, musician and blacksmith.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kevin (Debra) of Rushford and Kerry of Rochester; two grandchildren; two brothers, Alton and Harvey (Betty), both of Rushford; and one sister, Verna Shaddrick of Shorewood, Minn.
The funeral was held Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson, with the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiating. Burial was in Highland Prairie Lutheran Cemetery in rural Peterson.
Hoff Funeral Homes - Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Ella Rose Knight, 93, formerly of Canton
Ella Rose Knight, 93, of Decorah, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at the Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital.
Ella (Zima) Knight was born Jan. 3, 1907, in Fort Atkinson, the daughter of John and Sophia (Rilling) Zima. She attended schools in Winneshiek County and in Fillmore County.
On Jan. 7, 1925, she married Walter R. Knight. They farmed in the Canton area and then later in Hesper and in Pleasant Township for many years, both in Winneshiek County.
Mrs. Knight worked hard on the farm. She always had coffee and food available for anyone who came by to visit. She had a unique personality and her grandchildren have many happy memories of her.
In her earlier years, she liked needlework, playing the guitar, singing and gardening. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Decorah.
She had been a resident of Oneota Riverview Care Facility for the last month. Prior to that, she had been at the Northgate Care Center in Waukon.
Survivors include one daughter, Marcia and Gene Rosel of Decorah; eight grandchildren, Daryl and Mary Moen of Decorah, Larry and Judy Moen of Decorah, Charla Moen and fiance David Hageman of Decorah, Brenda and Mark Kirkeby of Frankville, Cathy and Dale Kruse of Decorah, Danny Rosel of Decorah, Julie and Dale Hogenson of Decorah, and Suzette and Brian Mahoney of Waukon; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, on April 7, 1975; one daughter and a son-in-law, Sharol and Curtis Moen.
Funeral services were held May 3 at the First United Methodist Church in Decorah, with the Rev. James Dale officiating.
Howard Willis Knudsen, 81, of Canton
Howard Willis Knudsen, 81, of Canton, died at the LaCrosse Lutheran Hospital on Jan. 4, 2000.
He was born on Aug. 11, 1918, in Canton Township, Fillmore County, the son of Vernon and Dorothy (Pederson) Knudsen. He was united in marriage to June Hahn on Aug. 15, 1948, in Preston. She died on Nov. 25, 1981.
He was baptized and confirmed and a life-long member of the Newburg United Methodist Church. He attended Newburg and Canton Public Schools and auctioneer school at Mason City, Iowa. He was a truck driver, a farmer and a very well-known auctioneer in the southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa areas. He loved auctioning and donated many hours of his time to area churches, bazaars and many community benefits. He was a friend of all in need.
He is survived by his extended family, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and three brothers, Chellis, Dale and Warren.
Funeral services were at Newburg United Methodist Church on Friday with burial in the Newburg Cemetery with the Rev. Burton Hoag officiating.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth N. Knutson, 80, once of Fountain
Kenneth N. "Pappy" Knutson, 80, a construction worker and salvage yard and repair shop operator, died of an apparent heart attack on Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at his home.
He was born Aug. 14, 1920, near Fountain. On Feb. 25, 1946, he married Betty Oliver in Rochester, and they farmed in the Fountain area and later in Wisconsin for six years. After moving to Rochester in 1956 he worked in construction and operated a small salvage yard and repair shop in Marion. His wife is a homemaker. He enjoyed fishing.
In addition to his wife, survivors include seven daughters, Sharon Olson of Deer River, Donna Tilford of Mazeppa, Carol Christopherson of Hayfield, Joyce Johnson of Kasson, Marilyn Knutson of LeRoy, Cynthia Langton of Pleasant Grove and Wanda Knutson of Lime Springs; two sons, Allan of Chatfield and Robert of Marion; 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley Nelson of Rochester. A son and a great-grandson preceded him in death.
The funeral was Tuesday at Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Rochester. Burial was in Union Cemetery in Pleasant Grove. Macken Funeral Home, Rochester, was in charge of arrangements.
Sadie G. Knudson, 87, formerly of SV
Sadie G. Knudson, 87, formerly of Spring Valley and Taopi, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Ostrander Nursing Home, where she had resided about 1 1/2 years.
Sadie G. Hovey was born July 9, 1912, in York Township, Fillmore County, and moved to LeRoy with her family in 1918. She lived in LeRoy for six years, attended LeRoy and Spring Valley public schools and graduated from Spring Valley High School. On Sept. 23, 1937, she married Rasmus Knudson and they lived in Taopi before moving to Spring Valley. Her husband died in January 1978. She was a custodian at the Spring Valley Public Library for several years. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and enjoyed fishing.
She is survived by nieces and nephews. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
The funeral was Friday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Dennis Timmerman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
Virgil Knutson, 66, formerly of Lanesboro
Virgil Forrest Knutson, 66, died at his daughter's home in Albert Lea on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, after a short battle with cancer. He was 66 years old.
He was born in Lanesboro on July 13, 1933, the son of Knute and Clara (Moger) Knutson. He attended rural school near Lanesboro. On June 27, 1968, he was united in marriage with Irene Biwer in Cresco, Iowa.
He had lived in Lanesboro, Austin, Canton, S.D. and Albert Lea. He had worked as a foreman and a roadmaster for the Milwaukee Railroad for 39 years. He had been active in the Austin community and a tireless volunteer for the Salvation Army for 11 years. As a young man he had been a member of the Golden Gloves Boxing Club. He was a member of the Austin and Albert Lea Eagles.
His many interests included fishing, hunting, coin and antique collecting, playing the guitar and listening to country and western music. He was most fond of time spent with his grandchildren and taking them to the movies and the mall.
He is survived by his three children, Deborah Busall of Albert Lea, Rick Knutson of Minneapolis, and Scott (Dawn) Knutson of Albert Lea; five grandchilden; four brothers, Kermit (Joyce) Knutson of Spring Valley, Robert Knutson of Preston, Darrell (Doris) Knutson, and James (Loretta) Knutson of Austin; four sisters, Mary Ann (Mrs. Harvey) Knapp of Mason City, Iowa, Charlotte Little of Austin, Bernice Randall of Lanesboro, and Mylett Marquardt of Lanesboro; one sister-in-law, Clara Knutson of Preston; former wife, Irene Krieg of Albert Lea; former son-in-law and friend, James Busall; and over 200 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Orville, Kenneth and Gordy Knutson; and two sisters, Pearl Fenske and Doris Schaefer.
The funeral service will be today (Thursday) at the Salvation Army Chapel in Austin. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea.
Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea is in charge of arrangements.
Reuben Bernard Kolsrud, 73, of Spring Grove
Reuben Bernard Kolsrud, 73, of Spring Grove, a lifelong area resident and retired farmer, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Tweeten/Lutheran Health Services in Spring Grove.
He was born April 3, 1927, in Spring Grove and was a 1945 graduate of Spring Grove High School where he received the Good Citizen Award. He farmed in Spring Grove Township, Houston County, served in the National Guard and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. He enjoyed raising livestock, farming, bowling, and the outdoors. He never married.
He is survived by cousins.
The funeral was held Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Roble Funeral Home of Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Carol A. Kraemer, 63, of Hesper
Carol A. Kraemer, 63, of rural Mabel, in the Hesper area, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at her daughter's home in Rochester.
Carol A. Dahl was born Dec. 20, 1936, in Winona County. She married Charles Kraemer on Oct. 16, 1973, in Rochester. She worked in and around the Rochester area until moving to Winneshiek County, Iowa. She had worked at Wapsie Produce, Inc., in Decorah for the past 11 years. She enjoyed crocheting and making rugs.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Andy Overton of Hot Springs, S.D., Charles Kraemer of Rochester, and Richard Kraemer of Chatfield; three daughters, Barb (Mrs. James) Rolfstad of Rochester, Vicky (Mrs. Daniel) Williams of Rochester, and Dianne (Mrs. Dave) Hart of Dover; 13 grandchildren; her mother, Clarice Dahl of St. Charles; three brothers, Robert Dahl and Jack Dahl, both of Chatfield, and Ronald Dahl of Lake City; and one sister Sharon Kranz of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her father.
The funeral was Monday, March 20, at Christ Lutheran in Rochester. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery in St. Charles.
Macken Funeral Home, Rochester, was in charge of arrangements.
Rosalie Krieger, 83, of Spring Valley
Rosalie Krieger, 83, of Spring Valley, a retired bookkeeper, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Ostrander Nursing Home where she had lived the past month.
Rosalie Watson was born Feb. 18, 1917, in Hancock, Stevens County, Minn., and graduated from Spring Valley High School. On July 4, 1941, she married Arthur Krieger at First Baptist Church in Spring Valley. She worked for Peterson Motors in Spring Valley for many years.
Survivors include nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother and a stepsister.
The funeral was held Saturday at First Baptist Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Joe Haynes officiating. Burial in Spring Valley Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Lucile Kruger, 91, mother of SV woman
Lucile Mildred Kruger, 91, of Hayfield, a farm homemaker, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield, Minn.
Lucile Mildred Janes was born April 20, 1909, in LaFayette, Ill., and moved to Hayfield when she was 5 years old. On Dec. 29, 1926, she married Lloyd A. Kruger at the Presbyterian manse in Hayfield and they farmed in the Hayfield area. He died Feb. 14, 1994. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she served as organist for many years, and a member of the Farm Bureau and Republican Party. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, knitting and traveling.
Survivors include three daughters, Ardyce (Curtis) of Brownsdale, Nancy Peter of Chatfield and Georgie (Jon) Nolte of Spring Valley; a son, Robert (Dorothy) of Hayfield; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, three brothers and a granddaughter.
The funeral was Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Hayfield with the Rev. Shirley Cox officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield.
Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Hayfield was in charge of arrangements.
Arthur Kulsrud, 91, of rural Lanesboro
Arthur H. Kulsrud, 91, of rural Lanesboro, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
He was born May 13, 1908, on his family’s farm in Carrolton Township in Fillmore County. He farmed with his family until purchasing the farm in 1952. He remained there until his retirement in 1998. On Sept. 18, 1955, he married Lilija "Lily" Bredeis in Minneapolis. The couple made their home on the farm and wintered in Yuma, Ariz. She died Sept. 17, 1988. In December 1998, he moved to Bremmer Suites in Rushford. He was a lifelong member of Union Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro, serving on the church council and cemetery board. He also served on various boards and organizations in the community.
Survivors include four generations of nieces and nephews. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services were held Monday at Union Prairie Church with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Laura A. Kvale, 90, mother of area residents
Laura A. Kvale, 90, of Lake Mills, Iowa, died at her home Friday, Oct. 20, 2000.
She was born May 10, 1910, near Lake Mills, Iowa, the daughter of Nels and Helga (Petersen) Lund.
She was first married to Oscar T. Olson on Nov. 23, 1926, in Forest City, Iowa. He passed away Aug. 25, 1939; second to Ervin P. Nelson on Oct. 24, 1944, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He passed away Nov. 1950; and third to Arnold Kvale in June 1977. He passed away April 22, 1981. She loved her family, gardening, cooking and canning. She worked outside her home as a cook at Kathryn's Coffee Shop in Lake Mills, Iowa.
She is survived by seven children: Marlin Olson of Mason City, Iowa; twins, Arden Olson of Minneapolis and Ardis Copeman of Spring Valley; JoAnn and her husband, Lowell Brusse of Spring Valley; Arthur and his wife, Juanita Olsen of Edina; (Special note: Arthur had just been reunited with his birth mother, Laura, in June of this year.) Jerry and his wife, Ida Nelson of Nelson, Wis.; Janice and her husband, Mike Lyons, also of Spring Valley; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, Dominic; two brothers, Milton and his wife, Leona Lund of Spring Valley; Elmer Lund of Houston, Texas; along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands; one son, Orville Olson; one daughter, Nancy Jane Nelson; one grandson, Mikel Olson; three sisters, Ida Weeks, Nora Ouverson and Marie Bonnerud; three brothers, Engolf Lund, Arthur Lund and Lauris Lund.
Funeral services were held Oct. 23 at the North Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Lake Mills with burial at North Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery. Pastor Randy Baldwin officiated.
Mittelstadt Funeral Home in Lake Mills, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.
Margareta Kvam, 71, Spring Valley
Margareta Kvam, 71, of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Rochester Methodist Hospital.
Margareta Zinnecke was born Oct. 8, 1929, in Karlsruhe, Germany. She grew up in Germany and married Kenneth Kvam on Aug. 25, 1951, while he was stationed in Karlsruhe. The couple lived in the Spring Valley area since 1952. A member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, she worked at Libby McNeill and Libby in Rochester and Don's (formerly Squeak's) IGA in Spring Valley. She enjoyed swimming and playing piano.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Ricardo (Arlette) of Spring Valley; two daughters, Kim (Raalen) Brown of Spring Valley and Krista (Jared) Firl of Rochester; 11 grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth (Werner) Bauer of Karlsruhe.
A funeral Mass was held Saturday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church with the Rev. Russell Scepaniak officiating. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery in Spring Valley.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.