Dolores M. Sass, 73, of Utica
Dolores M. Sass, 73, of Utica died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at her home. She was born April 5, 1927 in Winona to Carl and Frieda (Ledebuhr) Tarras. She was united in marriage to Lyle Sass on Nov. 16, 1946 in Winona.
She was a hard-working farm wife, a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law. She enjoyed cooking, baking and doing puzzles. Her greatest joys were being around her family and going to church. She was very intelligent, graduating second in a high school class of 300. She belonged to St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Lewiston.
Survivors include her husband Lyle; two sons, Jeffrey (Linda) Sass of Spring Valley and Larry (Sandy) Sass of Stockton; one granddaughter, Gina (Brian) and one great-granddaughter, Cayla of Winona; five stepgrandchildren, Steve Kreckow (Heidi, Jordan and Ashley), Rick (Lisa) Schell, Dawn (Jerry) Benedict, Tracy (Matt) Starks, and David (Ellen) Trester; also seven great-grandchildren, Corey, Shaunna, Katie, Jeffrey, Allen, Justine, and Shawna.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Gerald and Raymond Tarras; and two daughters, Sandra and Pamela (Craig) Harmon.
Funeral services were held Thursday at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Lewiston with the Revs. Michael A. Lindemann and David A. Fischer officiating. Burial followed in St. John's Cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Home, Lewiston Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Dell Schaefer, 72, once of Preston
Del Schaefer, 72, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died Friday morning, Nov. 17, 2000, after a three-and-one-half year battle with cancer.
He was born March 16, 1928, to Jacob and Edith Bell (Young) Schaefer at Forestville. He attended country school and Preston public school before leaving school his junior year to join the Navy. He served in the Navy Amphibious Forces in the Pacific during World War II. Upon discharge, he farmed with his brother, John (Jack). He married Phyllis Marzolf on June 6, 1950. They farmed and he worked in the milk drying plant in Preston. From 1962 to 1965, he and his family lived in Parkston, S.D., until moving to Maquoketa, where he worked for Swill Valley Farms. He retired in 1990.
He was a member of the Maquoketa American Legion Post, the VFW and Friends of Forestville. He had a great love for his family and the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and just walking in the woods. His greatest joys were his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; two sons, Michael of Ankeny, Iowa, and Rod of Andover, Minn.; a daughter, Connie Highly of Pflugerville, Texas; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Pearl (Mrs. Wyman) Yaste of Preston and Mona (Mrs. Earl) Holets of Chatfield, and a brother, John of Fairfax, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jacob; two sisters, Ida (Mrs Dan) Wilbright and Nona (Mrs. Carl) Schultz; and one daughter-in-law, Arleen (Kleinsmith) Schaefer.
Funeral services were held Monday at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Preston, at a later date.
Carson and Son Funeral and Cremation Services in Maquoketa was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Scheevel, 84, Greenleafton
Dorothy Scheevel, 84, of Greenleafton, rural Preston, a former area farm homemaker, died of a brain hemorrhage Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Dorothy Bernice Grooters was born May 31, 1916, in York Township, Fillmore County, graduated from Preston High School in 1933 and after completing teachers training in Preston, taught in area country schools until her marriage. On Sept. 27, 1944, she married Kenneth Scheevel at her parents' home in Bristol Township, Fillmore County. They farmed in the Greenleafton area until 1983 when they retired and moved into Greenleafton. A life-long member of Greenleafton Reformed Church, she taught Sunday School and was active in its Women's Guild. She enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Arlo (Georgia) of Austin, Ellis (Barb) of St. Cloud and Kenric (Karen) of rural Preston; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lavern (Beatrice) Grooters of rural Preston and Perlum (Margie) Grooters of Harmony; and a sister, Ethel (Everett) Vreeman of Spring Valley. An infant son and two brothers preceded her in death.
The funeral was at Greenleafton Reformed Church in rural Preston, with the Revs. Dave Simerson and Jonathan Loper officiating. Burial was in Greenleafton Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth E. Scheevel, 80, of Greenleafton
Kenneth E. Scheevel, 80, of Greenleafton, died Monday evening, Nov. 13, 2000, at the Harmony Care Center, following a courageous fight with cancer.
He was born Dec. 10, 1919, in York Township, Fillmore County, the son of Elmer and Marie (VanSande) Scheevel. He attended Liberty country school. He worked for a number of area farmers until his marriage to Dorothy Grooters on Sept. 27, 1944, at her parentsí home in Bristol Township, Fillmore County.
The couple farmed in the Greenleafton area until 1983 when they retired and moved into Greenleafton. In addition to farming he was also well known as a self-taught carpenter, building and remodeling for many of his friends and neighbors in the area. Following his retirement, he continued with his woodworking skills by making wood crafts for individuals and craft shops.
He was a lifelong member of the Greenleafton Reformed Church, serving as an elder, adult Sunday school teacher, catechism teacher, treasurer of the cemetery board, as a member of the brotherhood and was craft helper for vacation Bible school
He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Arlo and Georgia of Austin, Ellis and Barb of St. Cloud and Kenric and Karen of rural Preston; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Bernice (Vernal) Nagel of rural Preston; and two brothers, Stanley (Eleanor) Scheevel of Greenleafton and Myron (Gilma) Scheevel of Harmony.
He was preceded in death by his wife, an infant son; and a sister, Elvira Berning.
The funeral was Friday at the Greenleafton Reformed Church with the Rev. Jonathan Loper officiating. Burial was in the Greenleafton Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
Ceona H. Schibursky, 90, of Preston
Ceona H. Schibursky, 90, of Preston, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at the Preston Good Samaritan Care Center.
Ceona Becker was born July 18, 1909, in LaCrescent, Minn., the daughter of Albert M. and Ida L. (Betz) Becker. She attended Pepper Valley country school and St. Peter's Catholic School in Hokah, Minn. On Oct. 12, 1932, she was united in marriage to Arthur Schibursky at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Hokah. Following their marriage the couple resided in Preston where she was co-owner of Schibursky Shoe Store, working there until her retirement. After her retirement she worked part-time at Libby's in Rochester, and also at Spring Valley Cleaners. She was an avid bowler, loved gardening, trout fishing and riding horses. She also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, needlepoint projects and making quilts. She was a member of St. Columban Catholic Church, the Catholic Church Women, Preston Garden Club, and the Senior Citizens.
She is survived by one son, Roger (Mary) Schibursky of Preston, three grandchildren, Tammi (Mrs. Al) Boysen of Rochester, Tara (Mrs. Robert) Ibarra of Preston and Michael Schibursky of Henderson, Nev.; one stepgrandson, Lance Growden of Chatfield; three great-grandchildren, Chandler Wilson, Brady Boysen and Ethan Ibarra; two brothers, Herbert M. Becker of LaCrescent and Romeo (Joe) Becker of Hokah; three sisters, Bernice Graham, Chicago, Mary Jane Patterson, LaCrosse, and Alma Dutkovich of Onalaska, Wis. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978 and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at St. Columban Catholic Church, Preston, with the Rev. Tom Loomis officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, at Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the funeral home Wednesday evening. Friends may also call one hour prior to services at the church.
Thauwald Funeral Home, Preston, is in charge of arrangements.
Sister Amata Schleich, 90, SV native
Sister Amata Schleich, 90, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Assisi Heights in Rochester.
LaVerne Gertrude Schleich was born Aug. 29, 1910, in Spring Valley. She entered the Franciscan Congregation in 1930 from St. Ignatius parish. She made profession of vows in 1932 and began teaching at Saint Mary Academy in Owatonna. She taught in various schools in Minnesota, including Iona, Lake City, Currie, Winona, Wilmont, Austin, Albert Lea, St. James and Glencoe. She taught at St. John's Parish in Rochester from 1949 to 1953 and at St. Francis Parish from 1977 to 1983. She also taught in Ironton and Portsmouth, Ohio, in Watertown, S. D. and in Chicago. She retired to Assisi Heights in 1983 and celebrated her diamond jubilee in 1992.
She is survived by her Franciscan Community.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday in the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, Assisi Heights. The Rev. Francis Galles officiated and burial was in Calvary Cemetery.
Evelyn N. Ruud Schmidt, 78 formerly of area
Evelyn (Babe) Nelson Ruud Schmidt, 78, died Oct. 2, 2000, in Conrad Mont.
She was born Dec. 30, 1921. She was united in marriage to Raymond Ruud in 1946. He died in 1967. To this union one son, Rick, was born. He died May 5, 1992.
In 1986 she married Donald Schmidt of Browning, Mont., who survives, also nieces, nephews and cousins.
She taught school in Ostrander and Spring Valley. She also worked for Semcac for many years and was one of the operators of the grocery store in Ostrander.
The body was cremated. Interment will be at Bloomfield Cemetery Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.
Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
Louis William Schmidt, 92, of Wykoff
Louis William Schmidt, 92, of Wykoff, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at the Ostrander Nursing Home, where he had resided for the past two years.
He was born April 14, 1908, in rural Jordan Township, Fillmore County, the son of William and Louise (Roda) Schmidt. He attended Jordan grade school and graduated from Wykoff High School in 1927. He worked at Wendorf Cornerstore before returning to the family farm. On Oct. 22, 1930, he married Iona Affeldt at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff.
He served on the boards of Jordan School, Jordan Township, Wykoff Creamery and Immanuel Lutheran Church and was mayor of Wykoff. He drove school bus and was a substitute rural letter carrier for 37 years. In 1968 they moved to Wykoff, where he was a member of the Wykoff Community Club and helped organize the first community auction.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Allen (Betty) Harlan (Lil), and Myron, all of Wykoff, and Loren (Sharon) of Spring Valley; one daughter, Marion Farmer of Rochester; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, one great-grandson, two brothers and six sisters.
The funeral was Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff, with the Rev. Jerry Crow officiating. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Wykoff. His six grandsons served as casketbearers.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff was in charge of arrangements.
Merwin W. 'Bill' Schmidt, 59, of Preston
Merwin W. "Bill" Schmidt, 59, of Preston died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at New Prague, Minn.
He was born Feb. 25, 1941, at Detroit Lakes, Minn. He grew up and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School. He attended Luther College at Wahoo, Neb. He served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964. He received his bachelor's degree from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD. He taught school in Sioux Falls before moving to Moorhead, Minn., where he taught at Probstfield and Riverside Elementary schools, and served as acting principal and taught at Voyager Middle School. He received his master's degree from Moorhead State University. After receiving his license of principalship, he lived in Fosston, Minn., and was principal in Mahnomen and Naytahwaush schools. He was presently serving as K-8 principal of Fillmore Central Schools at Preston.
He is survived by two daughters, Beth (David) Wofford of Seattle, Wash., and Sara (Bill) Liska of Omaha, Neb.; one son, Patrick Schmidt of Glencoe, Minn.; one stepson, Ryan Kallberg of St. Paul; three grandchildren; his mother, Hannah Schmidt of Detroit Lakes; four brothers, Gerald of Detroit Lakes, Edward (Sue) of Audubon, Minn., David (Cindy) of Mapleton, Minn., and Richard (Barbara) of Detroit Lakes; and three sisters, Carol (Donald) Welty of Clear Lake, Iowa, Pamela (Donald) Skarie and Ann (Gary) Fingalson, both of Detroit Lakes.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur.
The funeral will be today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes with the Rev. Ken Vollmers officiating. Burial in Upsala Cemetery in Richwood Township in Minnesota. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston.
Donald Schmiedeberg, 70, formerly of SV
Donald Arthur "Papa" Schmiedeberg, 70, a mechanic and San Rafael resident and formerly of Spring Valley, died Feb. 3, 2000, at his home.
He was born in Rochester and was called Mr. Goodwrench by many. He worked at Les Vogel Chevrolet for 26 years and at Snyder Chevrolet for ten years. He loved working on his family's and friends' cars.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Edna; daughters Jan Mistron and Lin Pierce; son Jerome Schmiedeberg; sister Thelma Kirwin; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
At Mr. Schmiedeberg's request, no services were held. Burial was at Valley Memorial Park in Novato. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin or Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Mary Jean Schnell, 72, formerly of Harmony
Mary Jean Schnell, 72, of Rochester, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Seasons Hospice following a brief illness.
She was born on Oct. 14, 1927, in Harmony, moved to Rochester as a child, grew up there and attended Rochester Schools. She worked at the former Colonial Hospital until her marriage on March 11, 1950, to Fred Schnell in Eyota. Her husband, a retired plumber, is a part-time dispatcher for CSC Emergency Road Service. Mrs. Schnell enjoyed working crossword puzzles.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Walters of Zumbrota; a son, Mark of Rochester; five grandchildren; a sister, Mavis (Mrs. Larry) Holt of Alameda, Calif; and two brothers, her twin, Maynard Reuter of Alameda and Ronald of Rochester; and a stepbrother, Maynard Hill of Portland, Ore. A brother preceded her in death.
A funeral was held Saturday at Peace United Church of Christ. Burial was in Oakgrove Cemetery in Eyota.
R. Schroeder, 59, brother of Preston woman
Roger B. Schroeder, 59, of Caledonia, an area farmer, died of cancer on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at his home following a nine-year illness.
He was born Dec. 25, 1940, in Caledonia, attended St. John's Evangelical Lutheran grade school in Caledonia and graduated from Caledonia High School in 1959. On Aug. 11, 1962, he married Nancy Hanson at Zion Evangelical Church in Brownsville. He farmed in the Caledonia area all his life and also had worked at Wieser Steps and Doric Vault Co. in LaCrescent since 1985. He was a lifelong member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, served on the church council and was a past president of the Houston County ADA.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Lori (Jim) Svendsen of West Salem, Wis.; two sons, Kevin (Sharlene) and Brent, both of Caledonia; three grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy (Vernon) Runningen, of Preston; and a brother, Curtis (Shirley) of Caledonia. His parents preceded him in death.
The funeral was held Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Caledonia. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Caledonia.
Haugen-Roble-Jandt Funeral Home in Caledonia was in charge of arrangements.
Harry Schueffner, 85, father of SV resident
Harry A. Schueffner, 85, Sheboygan Falls, Wis., died Sept. 4, 2000, at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 21, 1914, in Sheboygan, the son of Henry and Emma (Never) Schueffner. He graduated from St. Paul Lutheran School in Sheboygan Falls and worked on the Otto Hahn Farm and for the Emil Schueffner Wood and Coal Co. before being employed at the Kohler Co. where he worked prior to his marriage to Pearl Marquardt on May 24, 1941, in her home with the Rev. Edward Albertin officiating. Together they farmed and raised their children until her death in 1985.
Survivors include two children, David M. (Nancy) Schueffner of West Lafayette, Ind., and Sharon (Robert) Burmeister of Spring Valley; nine grandchildren, Robert (Michele) Schueffner of Lafayette, Ind., Mark (fiancee' Sarah Austin) Burmeister of Spring Valley, Marianne (Greg) Fett of Morton, Ill., Rachel Burmeister of Houston, Texas, Suzanne Schueffner of Lima, Okla., and Becky, Sarah, Michael and Stephen Burmeister of Spring Valley.
He retired from his dairying production operation in 1979. He continued with a reduced farming operation, on his Marquardt-Schueffner Century Farm, until his death.
On Aug. 5, 1988, he married Bernice Widder Schaap of Sheboygan Falls at his home with the Rev. Robert Burmeister officiating. Two stepsons from this marriage, Richard (Lorraine) Schaap and Ken (Kathy) Schaap of Sheboygan Falls; six stepgrandchildren, Lisa (Tom) Jansen, Lori (Jeff) Pribek, Mike (Mary) Schaap, Mark (Liz) Schaap, Dawn (Steve) Strehlow, and Dean (Dawn) Schaap; and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren survive.
He was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He belonged to the Sheboygan County Farm Bureau, and the Town of Falls (south) Volunteer Fire Dept.
He was preceded in death by seven siblings, Herbert Schueffner, Dorothy Liebl, Adeline Winter, Caroline Schueffner, Henry Schueffner, Ruth (Sprenger) Pieper and Roland Schueffner. He is survived by Marvin (Anna) and Elmer (Elvera) Schueffner; and brother-in-law, Ernst Pieper.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Huehns-Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls, with the Rev. Donald Hasse, officiating. Burial was at Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.
A memorial fund will be established in his name for St. Paul Lutheran Church and Sheboygan Falls South Fire Dept.
Monica R. Lorenz-Schulte, 38, of Mabel
Monica R. Lorenz-Schulte, 38, of Mabel, an accomplished artist and devoted mother of three, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel following a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was born July 29, 1961, in Chicago, Ill., to Frank and Clementine (Reinbold) Lorenz. She graduated in 1980 from North Winneshiek High School and in 1984 from Western Wisconsin Technical Institute in LaCrosse with a degree in interior design.
On Dec. 23, 1994, she married Jan Schulte in Decorah, Iowa. She worked in interior design and, during the past school year, taught art to elementary students at the Mabel-Canton Schools. She was an accomplished artist and enjoyed rehabilitating homes, cooking and woodcarving.
She is survived by her husband Jan of Mabel; three children Tony, Katie and Alex, all at home; her parents, Frank and Clementine Lorenz of Highlandville, Iowa; two sisters, Eva (Mrs. Klaus) Ittner of Barrington, Ill., and Caryn (Mrs. Bruce) Buckley of Berwin, Ill.; and mother and father in-law, Frank and Rita Schulte of Dorchester, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
A funeral mass was held on Saturday at the St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel with the Rev. Steven Peterson officiating. Mengis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Theo. T. Schulte, brother of Preston woman
Theodore Thomas Schulte, 39, of Milwaukee, Wis., and formerly of Spring Valley died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at his home of natural causes.
He was born Dec. 30, 1960, in Minneapolis to Kenneth and Velda (Murphy) Schulte. He had been living in Milwaukee for the past 15 years where he worked as a handyman at a number of different jobs. He also did a lot of traveling.
He is survived by his mother of Spring Valley, four sisters: Diane of Spring Valley, Deb (Mrs. Jim Doherty) of Spring Valley, Loretta Hilton of Preston, and Ruth (Mrs. Joel Seppa) of Menomonie, Wis.; one brother, Paul, and wife, Helen Schulte of Caledonia, Minn.; two nieces, and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.
A funeral Mass was said Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at 10 a.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Scepaniak officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pauline Schumacher, 95, formerly of Wykoff
Pauline Schumacher, 95, of Weslaco, Texas, formerly of Wykoff, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Valley Grand Manor Nursing Home in Weslaco. Her body has been cremated. There are no local services planned at this time.
Thauwald Funeral Home of Wykoff was in charge of arrangements.
Rollyn Scrabeck, 66, of Preston
Rollyn Eugene Scrabeck, 66, of Preston, a retired carpenter, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul.
He was born Feb. 8, 1934. He married the former Emily Scheevel, and they were later divorced.
Survivors include three sons, Larry, Dwight and Wayne; a daughter, Karen Anderson; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a brother, Lloyd. A daughter and two brothers preceded him in death.
A memorial service was Wednesday at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, with the Rev. John Hagen officiating.
Lorena Segura, infant daughter
A graveside service was held on Tuesday in Fillmore Cemetery in the Village of Fillmore for Lorena Lynn Segura, the stillborn daughter of Amanda Harper and Marcello Segura. The Rev. Glenn K. Frerichs officiated.
She was stillborn Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, in Olmsted Community Hospital.
Surviving are her parents; maternal grandparents, Ernest and Cindy Maasch of Chatfield; paternal grandfather, Juan Manuel Segura of Mexico; and paternal grandmother, Maria Ellena Delgado of Mexico.
Ranfranz Funeral Home in Rochester was in charge of arrangements.
Marian Sellner, 66, mother of SV woman
Marian Jean Sellner, 66, died March 5, 2000, at her home in Sleepy Eye, Minn.
She was born June 5, 1933, to Otto W. and Dolores (Wagner) Klein in Sleepy Eye. She grew up and attended school in Sleepy Eye, where she graduated in 1951 from Saint Mary's High School. She attended St. Theresa's College in Winona for one year. Following her dad's death, she returned to Sleepy Eye to help her mom raise her siblings.
On Oct. 20, 1953, she was united in marriage to Roger Sellner at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. Following their marriage, the couple resided in Sleepy Eye. She worked at the Divine Providence Community Home for many years and for five years until her retirement at the Sleepy Eye Municipal Hospital as a secretary. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mother's Society, CCW, and the Divine Providence Auxiliary.
Her hobbies included sewing, embroidering, and gardening.
She is survived by her husband; children, Scott and wife, Susan Sellner of Jefferson City, Mo., Stephanie and husband, Carl Benson, of Byron, Sandra and husband, Phil Nauman, of Spring Valley, and Michael and wife, Janice Sellner, of New Ulm; 10 grandchildren; six sisters, Barbara Sliger of California, Virginia Schroeder of Texas, Karen Huettl of N. Mankato, Linda Brennan of Eagan, Judy Paulson of Sleepy Eye, and Dianne Fischer of Bloomington; two brothers, Roger Klein of Sleepy Eye and Gerald Klein of California; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Klein of Sleepy Eye.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, James and Bill.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 9 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye with the Father Brian Thurn officiating.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. There will be a Christian Mothers Rosary at 4 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m., both at the funeral home on Wednesday.
Interment at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye.
Dorris Balcome Finley Serfling, 100, of SV
Dorris Balcome Finley Serfling, 100, of Spring Valley, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at the Spring Valley Care Center.
Dorris Balcome was born April 2, 1900, in Jordan Township, Fillmore County, the daughter of Frank L. and Catherine (McRae) Balcome. She attended country schools in Fillmore County. She married Louie Finley on May 15, 1916 in Preston and they were later divorced. She then married Herman Serfling in May 1946 in Spring Valley. He died in May 1963. She lived in the backyard of her daughter's home in Spring Valley for the next 33 years. She became a resident of the care center in 1995.
She was a former member of the Granger United Methodist Church and the Frankford BI Club.
She is survived by one daughter, Capitola Losey of Spring Valley; two sons, John Finley of Elba, Minn., and Louie (Kay) Finley of Ostrander; 14 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 14 stepgreat-grandchildren; 33 great-great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-great-grandchildren; a host of Serfling grandchildren; two sisters, Evy Bell of Stewartville and Mary Maronie of Chatfield, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, two daughters, four brothers, six sisters, two grandsons and two granddaughters.
The funeral was Saturday at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. James Ross officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Marvin O. Severtson, 73, of Whalan
Marvin O. Severtson, 73, of Whalan, a longtime farmer, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
Born Jan. 12, 1927, in Whalan, he grew up in Whalan and farmed in the Whalan and Lanesboro areas most of his life. He also farmed in North Dakota for a number of years. He was a member of Whalan Lutheran Church and Whalan American Legion and enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing.
Survivors include a brother, Arnie (Orpha) of Peterson. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
The funeral is today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. at Whalan Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call an hour before the service Thursday at the church.
Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Lydia L. Shean, 91, sister of Preston woman
Lydia L. Shean, 91, of Rochester, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, at her home.
Lydia Linda Friemann was born Sept. 20, 1908, in Preston. She married Vernon Dennis Shean on April 8, 1940, in Preston. He died in 1983. Mrs. Shean lived in the Rock Island and Moline, Ill., area from 1940 until moving to Rochester in 1983. She enjoyed crocheting.
Survivors include a son, Stephen of West Chester, Pa.; two sisters, Alyse Sollie of Faribault and Erna Bolter of Preston, and a brother, William Friemann of St. Paul.
No services are planned. The body was cremated. Johnson Funeral Home in Rochester was in charge of arrangements.