Marcelles G. Qualy, 75, of Lanesboro
Marcelles G. Qualy, 75, of Lanesboro, a former business owner and carpenter, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at his home.
He was born, Dec. 18, 1924, in Wilmington, Minn., and graduated from Caledonia High School in 1943. He served in the Army during World War II.
On July 6, 1949, he married Alvina Johnson. She died Oct. 24, 1988.
He farmed with his father, was a carpenter building bridges for a construction company and, after moving to Lanesboro, owned and operated the Recreation Center, Village Diner and Mr. Q’s Game Room. He also resided in Caledonia, North Dakota and Kansas. He was a member of the Lanesboro American Legion.
Survivors include two sons, Greg and Douglas, both of Lanesboro; five daughters, Diane (Mrs. Paul) Hanson and Catherine (Mrs. Jeff) Olson, both of Lanesboro; Brenda Egge of Rochester, Marcia (Mrs. Bill) Huerkamp and Lorie (Mrs. Brian) Kerns, both of Canton, and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son and a brother.
Funeral services were held on Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Military rites were conducted by the Lanesboro American Legion. Burial will be in the Lanesboro Cemetery in the spring.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home of Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.
Minnie A. Rank, 93, formerly of Mabel area
Minnie A. Rank, 93, of Rochester, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Bear Creek Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Born Nov. 9, 1906, in Riceford, near Mabel, she grew up there and moved to Rochester as an adult. She was a maid at the Brown, Damon and Martin hotels and later worked at Woolworth's until her retirement in 1980.
There are no immediate survivors. Five sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Friends may call an hour before the service Thursday at Macken Funeral Home.
Gladys Rasmussen, 90, once of Lanesboro
Gladys Jorgine Rasmussen, 90, of Good Shepherd Lutheran Home of Rushford, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
She was born Aug. 20, 1909, in Fillmore County.
She worked as a housekeeper until marrying Orville Rasmussen on Oct. 15, 1937. They farmed in the Lanesboro and Rushford areas for several years. She was a member of the Rushford Lutheran Church. Mr. Rasmussen died in 1969.
Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Best of Rochester and Judith (Mrs. Eric) Maland of Las Vegas, Nev.; a son, Lyle Rasmussen of Rochester; a sister, Signe Dammen of Peterson, and three grandchildren. In addition to her husband, two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held on Monday at the Rushford Lutheran Church. Burial is in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery. Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Harold Rath, 68, formerly of Wykoff area
Harold William Rath, 68, of Chatfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at his home.
He was born June 22, 1932, in Wykoff. He attended rural Chatfield elementary school and St. John's Lutheran School and graduated from Wykoff High School in 1951. He married Dorothy Ann Severson on Dec. 26, 1954, in Preston. He worked on the family farm in Wykoff for 30 years, moving to Chatfield in 1985. For 17 years, he was a machine operator for Strongwell. He was an elder, trustee and choir member at St. John's Church.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Mark (Donette "Frana") of LaCrescent; three daughters, Colleen (Jeff) Thompson, Darlene (Steve) Johnson and Beth (Ron) Rasmussen, all of Chatfield; and six grandchildren.
The funeral was held Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wykoff, with the Revs. Robert Burmeister and Clark Jaeger officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.
Paul Gene Rath, 62, formerly of Wykoff
Paul Gene Rath, 62, of Forest Lake, Minn., formerly of Wykoff, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at St. John's Northeast Hospital in Maplewood, Minn.
He was born March 22, 1938, in Wykoff.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; a son, Pete of Wyoming, Minn.; a daughter, Pam (Jeff) Vallhaber of Scandia, Minn.; four grandchildren; his mother, Florence (Maricle) Rath of Spring Valley; a brother; and three sisters.
A funeral Mass was Friday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Forest Lake. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Forest Lake.
Mattson Funeral Home in Forest Lake was in charge of arrangements.
John R. Rauk, 48, formerly of Spring Grove
John R. Rauk, 48, of LaCrosse, Wisc., and formerly of Spring Grove, died Feb. 14, 2000, at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse, Wisc., after a battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 2, 1951, in Spring Grove to Raymond B. and Elise (Eastman) Rauk. He was a 1969 Spring Grove High School graduate. He had lived in La Crosse for the past 20 years, prior to which he had lived in Spring Grove. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, where he was baptized and confirmed.
Survivors include his mother, Elise (David) Mills of Caledonia; one sister, Kristine (David) Tostenson of Rushford; two nephews, David (Betty) Tostenson of Canton, and Matthew (Angi) Tostenson of Rushford.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond B. Rauk in 1972.
Graveside services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Spring Grove with Pastor Jim Arends officiating.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove.
Clifford Reed, Jr., 56, formerly of SV
Clifford Reed, Jr., 56, of Las Vegas, Nev., and formerly of Spring Valley and Rochester, died of a heart attack Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, in Las Vegas.
He was born Nov. 29, 1944, in Spring Valley. He married Margaret Gordon in Dexter. While living in Rochester, he worked at Snap On Tools and later owned his own business selling and repairing tools. He later moved to Las Vegas. He was a member of Assemblies of God Church in Spring Valley.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, Victor of Spring Valley, Chris and Shannon, both of Rochester, and Shawn and Courtney, both of Las Vegas; his father, Clifford Reed, Sr., of Racine; a brother, Roger of Rochester; and two sisters, Beverly Kohn of Racine and Marge Minnich of Spring Valley. His mother preceded him in death.
A memorial service was held in Las Vegas. The body was cremated.
Richard (Dick) Rilling, 65, of Mabel
Richard (Dick) Rilling, 65, of rural Mabel died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at his home.
He was born Aug. 14, 1934, in Jackson County, Wis., to Joseph and Beatrice (Nesvik) Rilling. He was baptized Oct. 20, 1934, at Taylor Lutheran Church in Taylor, Wis. When he was an infant he moved with his parents to the Canoe/Sattre area until moving to his current home with his parents in 1947. He was confirmed Nov. 14, 1948, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Locust, Iowa, by the Rev. Carl Losen.
On June 29, 1957, he married Ellen Droivold at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Caledonia. They stayed on the farm and have resided there since. He was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church and enjoyed farming, his Charolais cattle, deer hunting, fishing, family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen; a daughter, B.J. (Mrs. Jerry) Berning of Burr Oak; three sons, Rick of Highlandville, Iowa, John (Cindy) of Bluffton, Iowa, and Donnie (Lynne) of Decorah; five grandchildren, Justin, Jessica, Morgan, Joey and Alicia; a step-grandson, James (Tammy) Berning; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Taylor and Sophie; and a brother, Joel. He was preceded in death by two sisters.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Hesper Lutheran Church with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating. Burial in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Marie K. Rindels, 77, of Spring Valley
Marie Katherine Rindels, 77, of Spring Valley died at her home on July 6, 2000.
Marie Flaskerud was born March 29, 1923, to Julius and Anna Flaskerud. She attended and graduated from Calmar, Iowa, High School and attended Minona, Iowa Business School. After attending business school she went to work for a Lutheran church in Decorah, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Earl Hegtvedt in Nov. of 1944 in Cresco, Iowa. They were later divorced. She married Richard Rindels Oct. 28, 1967 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.
She was a homemaker and also worked as a nursing assistant for Aase Haugen Home in Decorah and Community Memorial Hospital in Spring Valley. She was a hospice volunteer and also was a volunteer for the school. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Spring Valley, where she was very active in church functions. She was a wonderful cook and hostess and enjoyed fishing, traveling and doing crafts, but her main interest was always her family.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Julie (Roger) Kulsrud of Lanesboro, Earlene (Gary) Nelson of Chattahoochee, Fla., and Mary (William) Allen of Minneapolis, Minn.; sons Edwin (Jean) Hegtvedt of Charles City, Iowa, and Donald (Linda) Hegtvedt of Cedar Falls, Iowa; stepchildren Robert Rindels of Minneapolis, Sheryl (James) Alberts of Fairbanks, Iowa, Paul (Coleen) Rindels of Altura, Iowa, LeRoy (Kathy) Rindels of Locust, Iowa and Nancy (William) Arndt of Stewartville; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; three brothers, Erick (Ann) Flaskerud of Decorah; Laurence (Eileen) Flaskerud of Arizona, and Herman (Caroline) Flaskerud of Decorah; also one sister, Dorothy (Orville) Halverson of Decorah. She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson (Bradley); one brother, Julius and one stepson, Gene.
Services were held Sunday, July 9, at the Assembly of God Church in Spring Valley with her son-in-law, the Rev. Gary Nelson, officiating. Burial was in the Greenleafton Cemetery in Greenleafton.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.
Harold G. Roberts, 73, formerly of Preston
Harold G. Roberts, 73, of Wanamingo, Minn, died Aug. 25, 2000, at Zumbrota Hospital.
He was born June 20, 1927, in Preston to Frank and Laura Roberts. He was a graduate of Preston High School and the University of Minnesota. He married Dorothy M. Stachels on March 2, 1947, in Preston. He loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed visiting the casinos. He was employed as a chemist with N-Ran Corporation.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Steven (Rebecca) Roberts of Wanamingo and John Roberts of Cannon Falls; two daughters, Vickie (Ronald) Rowan of Hastings, Minn., and Cheryl Roberts of Wanamingo; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Francis.
The funeral was Monday at Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, with burial at Lakeside Cemetery, Hastings.
Lois Rogers, 75, formerly of Spring Grove
Lois Rogers, 75, of Minneapolis and formerly of Spring Grove, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Lois Engelhart was born Sept. 14, 1924, grew up in the Spring Grove area and graduated from the Spring Grove High School. She lived in Minneapolis most of her adult life and was employed at a number of jobs, including Munsingwear. Her husband, Warren Rogers, was an accountant. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Renee (Mrs. Phil) Regnier of the Twin Cities; a son, Brian of Chicago; three grandchildren; three sisters, Fern Trulson of Houston, Verna Arneson of LaCrescent and Gloria Kanis of Minneapolis; and two brothers, Warren Engelhart and Gerald Engelhart, both of LaCrescent. Four brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Memorials are suggested to the same church.
Josie M. Rose, 103, formerly of Lanesboro
Josie M. Rose, 103, a resident of Fergus Falls, Minn., formerly of Lanesboro, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at the Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls.
She was born on May 17, 1896, in Highland, Fillmore County, the daughter of John A. and Maren (Hendrickson) Langord. She attended high school and teacher's training in Preston. After teacher's training, she taught country school in the Highland area for several years.
On March 13, 1918, she married Alvin J. Rose. The couple farmed near Highland until 1947. At that time they moved into Lanesboro, where she remained until April of 1989, when she became a resident of the Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls.
She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and its WELCA in Lanesboro, the Lanesboro American Legion Auxiliary, a "Gold Star" mother, a member of the Lanesboro Public Library, and a 4-H Club leader.
She was a loving, caring person who unselfishly cared for her grandchildren and her aged mother at her own home for many years.
Preceding her in death were her husband, one son, Lt. Donald V. Rose, two brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include two sons, Glenn (Carol) Rose of Roseville, Minn., and Kenneth (Marilyn) Rose of Fergus Falls; one daughter, Phyllis (Richard) Fulgham of Walla Walla, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be held on Friday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lanesboro, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial will be in Lanesboro Cemetery.
Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls, is in charge of arrangements.
Anna Rosendahl, 93, of Spring Grove
Anna Theoline Rosendahl, 93, of Spring Grove, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Tweeten/Lutheran Health Services in Spring Grove.
She was born Oct. 5, 1906, in Spring Grove Township of Houston County to Theodore and Martha (Foss) Kroshus. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a 1925 Spring Grove graduate. In July of 1934, she married Paul E. Rosendahl in Waukon, Iowa. He died in October of 1979. She was a devoted homemaker and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Spring Grove and its women’s groups.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Gladys Kroshus and Georgia Rosendahl, both of Spring Grove and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by four brothers, Amos, Edwin, Oscar and Tilford.
Funeral services were on Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove with Pastor Zane Anderson officiating. Roble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
V. Rostvold, 73, wife of former Harmony man
Violet A. Rostvold, 73, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.
She was born Oct. 29, 1926, in Caledonia. On June 5, 1948, she married Joseph Rostvold in Eitzen; he died in 1998. She worked as bulk mail carrier in Caledonia and as a secretary at IDS Financial Services in Caledonia.
Survivors include three sons, Gordon (Charlene) of Little Rock, Ark., Jeffrey of La Crescent and Jay (Debra) of Rochester; two daughters, Rebecca (Roger) Auna of West Salem, Wis., and Tami (Rick) Bealert of Richmond, Va.; 10 grandchildren; her mother, Alma Fruechte of Caledonia; two sisters, Belva (Jim) Dickman of York, Pa., and Marilyn (Charles) Graber of Elmhurst, Ill., and a brother, Leland Fruechte of Oceanside, Calif.
She was also preceded in death by her father and a brother.
The funeral was held on Monday at La Crescent United Methodist Church with the Rev. Linda Grounds officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Caledonia.
Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home in La Crescent was in charge of arrangements.
Paul Roverud, 83, formerly of Spring Grove
Paul Henry Roverud, 83, of Blue Earth, and formerly of Spring Grove, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at United Hospital in Blue Earth.
He was born July 6, 1916, in Spring Grove to Henry S. and Sigrid (Bakken) Roverud. He was a longtime Spring Grove area resident. He was a 1936 Spring Grove High School graduate and was awarded the first trophy in the Spring Grove High School trophy case for basketball free throw accuracy.
On Aug. 14, 1936, he married Clara M. Rostad in Decorah. She died Aug. 11, 1999. He worked at Roverud Construction Company of Spring Grove for over 45 years as a heavy equipment operator. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, a charter member of the Ma-Cal-Grove Country Club in Caledonia and the international union of operating engineers.
Survivors are four sons, Gary (Esther) of Melbourne Beach, Fla., Steven (Carol) of Sugar Land, Texas, Collin (Barbara) of Albert Lea and Brian (Rachel) of Blue Earth; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dr. Eleanor Roverud of Spring Grove. He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Evan Roverud; one daughter-in-law, Betty Oefstedahl Roverud; and one sister, Barbara Roverud.
Funeral services were Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church with burial in the Trinity Church Cemetery in Spring Grove with the Rev. Zane Anderson officiating.
The family requests donations be given to the Trinity Lutheran Church youth programs.
Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Victor E. Ruud, 82, Ostrander
Victor E. Ruud, 82, of Ostrander, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at the Ostrander Nursing Home where he had resided a short time.
He was born Feb. 2, 1917, in Bennington Township, Mower County, Minn., to Emil and Lilli (Erickson) Ruud. He was united in marriage to Geraldine Thorson on Nov. 15, 1937, and to this union, five children were born. He farmed in the Ostrander area for the majority of his life, retiring in the early 80s.
He is survived by his wife of Ostrander, two daughters, Barbara and husband James Sheldon of Dubai, United Arab Emerits and Priscilla and husband, Errol Villa of Mankato, Minn.; three sons, Steven of Ostrander, Larry (Catherine) Ruud of San Diego, Calif., and Dan of Tampa Fla.; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one brother, Verl (Norma) Ruud of Albert Lea, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and five sisters.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ostrander with the Rev. Norm Bauer officiating. Burial will be at the Ostrander Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be no reviewal. The body was cremated.
The family prefers memorials to Alzheimer's research. Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.