Constance Maricle Tabor, 76, of SV
Constance Maricle Tabor, 76, of rural Spring Valley, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester after suffering a stroke.
She had been a waitress at a number of area cafes and was an avid gardener. Her family will remember her as a gardener who raised apples, grapes, rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries, raspberries and every kind of vegetable. She delighted in having the first ripe tomatoes. She planted potatoes Good Friday so she would have fresh creamed potatoes and peas by July 1. Some of her fun was sharing her garden produce with everyone. Her family will remember her as the one who helped with all their babies.
Survivors include three sisters, Pauline King of Ostrander, Florence Rath of rural Spring Valley, and Geraldine Bigelow of Vero Beach, Fla., and Elgin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett; her father, Art Maricle; her mother, Evangeline Reed; two sisters, Esther Pierce and Virginia Tienter; and an infant brother.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. The body was cremated. Burial will be in Etna Cemetery in rural Spring Valley.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Elaine J. Tammel-Buck, 79, formerly of area
Elaine J. Tammel-Buck, 79, of Richfield, Minn., a former Cherry Grove resident, died July 11, 2000 in Edina.
She was born March 18, 1921, to Jon and Josie Tammel at her parents' home near Cherry Grove. She attended the Little Red School outside Cherry Grove and went to Preston High School. She married Frank H. Buck, Jr. on July 12, 1952, and they raised their family in the Richfield/Minneapolis area. She was a beautician and homemaker most of her life. She and her husband enjoyed golfing and wintered in Florida during retirement. She was a member of St. Peter's Church in Richfield.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, Frank (Myrlene) Buck of Salt Lake City, Utah, James (Chris) Buck of Illinois, and William (JoAnn) Buck of Burnsville; and granddaughters, Amy, Annie, Sarah, Rachel, Katie, Jamie and Kelly.
Funeral services were held July 17 at St. Peter's Church in Richfield. Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Ray Anthony Tell, 86, formerly of SV
Ray Anthony Tell, 86, of Lanesboro, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester where he had been a patient a short time.
He was born Sept. 5, 1913, in Rochester to Anthony and Magdalena (Boekhout) Tell. He was united in marriage to Maria VandenBerg June 13, 1937, in Rochester and to this union three children were born. He was employed with Eastman Kodak from 1937 until his retirement in 1970 at which time he moved to Spring Valley. He served on the Spring Valley Library Board and played with the Volunteer Band for 16 years at the Spring Valley Nursing Home every Friday evening. He was currently residing at the home of his daughter, Ann, in Lanesboro. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1974.
He is survived by his daughter, Ann and husband, Wallace, Osland of Lanesboro; two sons, James (Patricia) Tell of Raleigh, N. C.; and Willian (Susan) Tell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren: Susan Holst of Lanesboro, Julie Osland of Albany, N.Y., Wendy Putnam of Mt. Pleasant, S. C., Christy Piland of Raleigh, N. C., David Tell of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jeffrey Tell of St. Louis, Mo.; four great-grandchildren, Michael Holst, Eric Holst, Eric Putnam Jr. and Ashley Putnam; and one sister, Grace Tell of Lanesboro.
He was preceded in death by one brother.
Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with the Revs. James Ross and Norman Witt co-officiating. Burial was in the Spring Valley Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
George W. Thompson, 65, Spring Valley
George W. Thompson, 65, of Spring Valley, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at the Spring Valley Care Center, where he had resided for a short time.
He was born Feb. 22, 1935, in Racine, Minn., to Roy and Margaret (Westphal) Thompson. He attended rural schools in the Racine area and served in the United States Army. On March 21, 1959, he was united in marriage to Betty Kohn in Spring Valley. He enjoyed polka and old-time music, gardening, playing cards and woodworking. He worked construction and retired from O'Connell Construction of Spring Valley.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Renita (John) Mentes of Oronoco, one son, Steven of Spring Valley, and one stepdaughter, Cheryl (Cory) Boettcher of Owatonna, Minn.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his mother, of Spring Valley; four sisters, Susie (Kenneth) Kohn, Peggy (Shearam) Lex, Janice Turbenson and Carol Potter, all of Spring Valley; three brothers, Jerry and Milton of Spring Valley and Mike of LeRoy. He was preceded in death by his father, a stepson, Gary Bumgarner, and a stepgreat-grandson, Gary Bumgarner, Jr.; also two brothers, Richard and John.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Dennis Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Milton L. Thompson, 88, formerly of Mabel
Milton L. Thompson, 88, died at Muse Norris Hospice in Mason City, Iowa, on Sept. 16, 2000.
He was born in Mabel on Aug. 14, 1912, the son of Peter and Christina (Lee) Thompson. He attended rural school near his home and graduated from Mabel High School in 1930. He married Corinne Thompson on Jan. 14, 1939, in Mabel. The couple owned and operated a tavern in Geneva, Minn., for many years.
In 1971 the couple moved to Forest City where he worked at Winnebago Industries. He retired from there in 1977 at age 65. He loved baseball and enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and also rooted for the Chicago Bears. He did a lot of fishing and liked spending time with his grandchildren. He could tell a good joke and treasured time visiting with friends.
He is survived by his grandchildren, Kent Peacock (Karen) of Omaha, Neb., Kirk Peacock (Tara) of Lincoln, Neb., and Kristie Austin of Dover, Ark.; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, a daughter, Patricia Peacock; and two brothers, Clifford and Byron Thompson.
The funeral was held Wednesday at Madison Township Cemetery with the Rev. Michelle Simonson officiating. Petersen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Palmer T. Thompson, 87, of Chatfield
Palmer T. Thompson, 87, of Chatfield, a former business owner, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where he had lived since Dec. 1999.
He was born Jan. 30, 1913, in rural Lanesboro, Fillmore County, and lived in the Pilot Mound area until joining the Army. He served from 1942 to 1945. On Jan. 16, 1942, he married Ruth Anderson at the North Prairie Lutheran Church parsonage in rural Lanesboro. She died June 10. Mr. Thompson owned and operated a Skell Gas business from 1945 to 1964 and then was a rural mail carrier and school custodian until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of the Chatfield American Legion, an active member of Chatfield Lutheran Church and volunteered with Meals on Wheels.
Survivors include a son, Donald (Beth) of Michigan City, Ind.; a daughter, Darlene (William) Daniels of Stewartville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond (Vivian) of rural Lanesboro; and a sister, Melva (Hugh) McConochie of rural Chatfield. A sister preceded him in death.
The funeral was Wednesday at Chatfield Lutheran Church with the Rev. Christine Finsand officiating. Burial in Pilot Mound Lutheran Cemetery in rural Chatfield with military rites by the Chatfield American Legion.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.
Venita Thompson, 95, of Spring Valley
Venita Thompson, 95, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at the Spring Valley Care Center where she had been a resident since July 1993.
Evangeline Venita Thompson was born Dec. 2, 1904, in Wykoff, Minn., to Charles and Edith (Luedtke) Hendershott. She attended country school south of Wykoff and then finished grade and high school in Spring Valley. On July 3, 1931, she married Olaf C. Thompson at Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester. The couple operated restaurants in Chester, Iowa, Kenyon and Spring Valley until he became unable to work due to illness related to his service in the First World War. In 1946 she joined the new Sears Roebuck Store that opened in Spring Valley. She managed the catalog department for 10 years and then became the store auditor, a position she held until her retirement in 1970. She was an active member of several clubs, veterans' auxiliary groups and her church, the Faith United Methodist Church. She especially enjoyed the Spring Valley Garden Club and was an avid lover of dogs.
Survivors include two sons, John Joe (wife, Barbara) Thompson of Manitowoc, Wis., and Conrad (wife, Joyce) Thompson of Rochester; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1955.
The funeral is today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at the Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. James W. Ross officiating. Burial in the Spring Valley Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley and at the church one hour before the service.
Joseph L. Thouin, 80, father of local man
Joseph L. Thouin formerly of Hibbing, Minn., died at Valley Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, Ariz., on Jan. 12, 2000.
Joseph L. Thouin grew up and lived in Hibbing most of his life. He attended the Hibbing schools and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in business. He worked for the U. S. Army at the Army Communications Station in Yukon, Alaska, during World War II. After the war, he worked as chief ore grader for the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company in Hibbing and Taconite, Minn., until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of Mesa; two sons, David Thouin of Spring Valley, and Dr. Richard Thouin of Grand Rapids, Minn.; four daughters, Mary Thouin-Stubbs of Leonard, Minn., Zoe Thouin-Rochester of Amery, Wis., Veronica Thouin-Claflin of St. Paul and Monique Kantor of Orono, Minn.; nine grandchildren and 15 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are planned in Hibbing, Minn.
Hazel L. Throne, 88, former Preston teacher
Hazel L. Throne, 88, formerly of Emmons, Minn., passed away Monday morning, Aug. 14, 2000, at the Oneota River View Care Facility in Decorah, Iowa.
Hazel was born June 26, 1912, in Polk County, Minn., on a farm near Fertile, Minnesota, to Ludvig and Emma (Juelson) Larson. She attended country school and graduated from teachers’ training in McIntosh, Minn. She married C. Martin Throne on Aug. 20, 1933, in McIntosh, then moved to Emmons, Minn. She taught country school for many years plus taking courses at Mankato State College. At age 48, she decided to go back to school, and while she was teaching, she received her bachelor of science degree from Winona State College, Winona, Minn., in 1968.
She enjoyed handiwork, reading, playing bridge, and being outdoors before her health changed. She loved her winters in Florida and summers in Minnesota and time with her family and friends.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston. She was also a member of the Minnesota Education Association and Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority. She taught country schools in Polk, Freeborn and Fillmore counties in Minnesota and she taught at Preston Elementary School where she retired in 1977. The highlight of her teaching career was being nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year in 1976. In her later years she taught remedial reading which she enjoyed very much.
She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Lois and John Duff of Alva, Fla., Richard and Karen Throne of Scarville, Iowa, Marlene and Robert Sorenson of Decorah, Iowa, Audrey and Jim Whitney of Alva, Fla. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; one brother, Arnold and Dagmar Larson of Fertile, Minn.; two sisters, Helen Gunderson and Mabel Hanson, both of Fertile, Minn.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Martin, who died on Oct. 15, 1984; one grandson, Lynn Curtis Whitney; one sister, Bertha Laurin; and four brothers, Harold Larson, William Larson who died in infancy, Lloyd Larson and Joseph Larson.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Emmons Lutheran church in Emmons with the Rev. Bernard F. Daiker officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mittelstadt Funeral Home in Lake Mills, Iowa, and again one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Emmons.
Fannie Tibbals, mother of Harmony woman
Fannie Tibbals, 92, of Lime Springs died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco.
Fannie Stockdale was born Sept. 25, 1907, in Howard County, Iowa. On Oct. 17, 1925, she married Ernest Tibbals and they farmed until retiring to Lime Springs. Mr. Tibbals died in 1993.
Survivors include five daughters, Darline (Wilbert) Boehmer of New Concord, Ky., Maxine Peter of St. Charles, Georgia (Arlin) Hebrink of Harmony, Iva (Gary) Zirbel of Rochester and Marie (Jerry) Krueger of Chester, Iowa; two sons, Alton and Rex Tibbals, both of Lime Springs; 22 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren.
Four brothers, two sisters and a great-great-grandchild preceded her in death.
The funeral was held Monday at United Methodist Church in Lime Springs, Iowa. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lime Springs.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Lime Springs was in charge of arrangements.
Virginia M. Tienter, 75, of Preston
Virginia M. Tienter, 75, of Preston, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at her home.
She was born April 28, 1924, in Preston, the daughter of Frank and Minnie (Nohr) Bammert. In 1942 she graduated from Preston High School. On Sept. 29, 1942, she married Harold E. Tienter, at the former Evangelical United Brethren Church in Preston. She was a homemaker and a member of Christ Lutheran Church, WELCA, Senior Citizens and was a SEMCAC volunteer. She enjoyed bingo, do-day at church, bowling and crocheting. She was especially proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Harold; one son, David E. (Anne) of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; three daughters, Virginia Mewes of Mitchell, S.D., Peggy (Denny) Brusse of Preston, and Christine (Rev. John) Heruth of Bemidji, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren, and a sister, Marion Weston of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
The funeral was held on Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with the Revs. John Heruth and James Rushton co-officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Preston.
Thauwald Funeral Home of Preston was in charge of arrangements.
John F. Tierney, 55, formerly of SV
John F. Tierney, age 55, of Mason City, Iowa, and Lino Lakes, Minn., died in his Lino Lakes home on March 18, 2000, after a short battle with cancer. His family was close by.
He was a senior processing engineer who retired from Fleetguard, Inc. in Lake Mills, Iowa.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnne; son, John P. of Rochester, and future daughter-in-law, Chena Nigon; son, Jeff and daughter-in-law, Jessica, and grandsons, Zander and Drew of Rockwell, Iowa; sister, Elizabeth Andrews of Superior, Wis.; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Tim Titus of Omaha, Neb.; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank, and mother, Virginia.
Services will be held on Wednesday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 117 Elm Street, Lino Lakes, Minn. Visitation will be one hour before Mass. A pending burial service will take place in Mason City, Iowa.
Arnold Tieskotter, 87, of Harmony
Arnold Edmund Tieskotter, 87, of Harmony, died Aug. 15, 2000, at the Harmony Nursing Home.
He was born Jan. 16, 1913, to Henry William and Clara (Shimek) Tieskotter of Decorah. He married Mildred Kobriger on Dec. 26, 1942. They farmed in rural Castalia, moving to the Preston area in 1951. He remained on the farm until 1974, when he moved to Harmony after his retirement. Mr. Tieskotter loved polka dancing and fishing.
Survivors include three sons, Richard (Darlene) Tieskotter of Aurora, Colo.; Clair (Josephine) Tieskotter of Harmony; Bill (Mary) Tieskotter of Preston; a daughter, Jean (Bob) Mullen of Auburn, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and a sister, Eleanor (Elmer) Slifka of Decorah.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, Jim; a brother, Gordon; and a sister, Gertrude Schissel.
The funeral was held Friday at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony with Pastor John Hagen officiating. Lindstrom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Paul 'Junior' Tory, 72, of Lanesboro
Paul "Junior" Tory, 72, of Lanesboro and formerly of Maynard, Iowa, died on Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, as the result of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident northwest of Preston.
He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 7, 1927, and baptized into the Latter Day Saints Church in 1959.
He is survived by one daughter, Kathleen Herman of Mason City; five sons, Michael and Steven of Waterloo, Jon of Laves Park, Ill., David of Newhall, Calif., and Joseph of Lawler, Iowa; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister; and one brother.
The funeral service was held Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Fayette, Iowa. Burial will be in Long Grove Cemetery, Maynard, Iowa, at a later date.
Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Odin K. Trulson, 87, formerly of Fountain
Odin K. Trulson, 87, of rural Chatfield, a longtime area farmer, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at his home.
Born Nov. 25, 1912, in rural Fountain, he attended Connelly country school through the eighth grade, and at age 15 moved to the farm in rural Chatfield where he lived until the time of his death.
On Feb. 8, 1942 he married Neva Kellogg in Rochester. He was a salesman for Farm Bureau Insurance Co. for 18 years, did land measurements for the Federal Land Bank, and was a longtime member and held several offices in the Pilot Mound Farm Bureau Association. He was a former Sunday school superintendent at Pilot Mound Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife; five sons, Kent K. of Clearwater, Minn., the Rev. Reid S. of Aurora, Colo., Dr. Bruce D. of Stewartville; Roth G. of Hudson, Wis., and Greg K. of Waterbury, Vt.; eight grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Egge of Chatfield. Five sisters preceded him in death.
The funeral was held Tuesday at St. Charles Bible Church. Burial was in Fillmore Cemetery.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.
Hiram N. Turbenson, 85, Spring Valley
Hiram N. Turbenson, 85, of Spring Valley, a retired area farmer, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Born April 14, 1914, in Bloomfield Township, he attended a country school. After graduating from Spring Valley High School, he farmed with his parents on the family farm. On April 15, 1934, he married Opal Dugstad in Cresco, Iowa, and they farmed on the family farm until their retirement. They moved into Spring Valley in 1972. He served on the Bloomfield Township School Board, was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and served on the church council.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, James of Golden Valley, Minn., Steven of Andover, Minn., and Ted of Gilbert, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Friday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, with the Rev. David Wall officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield Township, Fillmore County.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Curtis D. Turner, 77, formerly of GM
Curtis D. Turner, 77, of Eden Prairie, formerly of Grand Meadow, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000.
He was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Grand Meadow. He owned Curtis D. Turner Co. Inc. He was an active member of Eden Prairie United Methodist Church, a past member of the Eden Prairie School Board and a past president of UMAGA.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Barbara; three children, Steve (Janetta), Rick (Beth) and Catharine (Gerald) Dwyer; four grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (Roberta).
The funeral was Monday at the United Methodist Church in Eden Prairie. Burial was in Eden Prairie Cemetery.
Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home, Eden Prairie Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army or Santa Anonymous.