Kyle Westphal, 13, grandson of SV couple
Kyle Westphal, 13, died Friday, January 28, 2000, at home.
He was born Jan. 5, 1987, in Alexandria to Gary and Diane Westphal and enjoyed playing sports and going on vacation.
Besides his paternal grandparents, Harold and Betty Westphal of Spring Valley, he is survived by his parents; brothers Brad and Corey of Alexandria; his maternal grandmother, Harriet Van Peursem of Pipestone, Minn.; and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by a grandfather and an aunt.
The funeral was Monday at the Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria, Minn. Burial was in Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria.
Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria was in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie G. White, 92, formerly of SV area
Marjorie Gallagher White, 92, was born Jan. 15, 1908, in Oakes, N. D. She later moved to Spring Valley with her parents, Roy and Jessie Gallagher. She graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1925 and worked many years at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
She married Lewis P. White in 1940 and moved to Hopkins.
She is survived by sisters, Patricia Goeman, Marilynn Podruch, Lucille (Ross) Rathbun, Beulah Brown; many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews; and special friends, Lou and Tom Krueger.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis; and one sister, LaMerne Shepherd.
The funeral was held Saturday, June 3, in Hopkins, Minn. Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson Chapel in Hopkins was in charge of arrangements. Private intermenty was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Minneapolis Children's Hospital.
G. Wiebke, 76, brother of SG man
Garnet F. Wiebke, 76, of Caledonia, co-owner of Wiebke Oil and Country Store, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse.
He was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Prosper. He and his wife, the former Mary Joan Marnach, owned and operated Wiebke Oil and Country Store in Caledonia. They were married 48 years.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbie Wiebke and Lorene (Mrs. Randy) Bearbower, both of Caledonia, Kathy Moen of Winona, and Carol Jean (Mrs. Thomas) Bouquet of Wabasha; one son, Joe of Caledonia; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and five brothers, David of Spring Grove, Warren and Delone, both of Caledonia, Gordon of Tucson, Ariz., and Douglas of Dorchester, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his wife, two daughters and a brother.
The funeral was held Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Caledonia. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Caledonia.
McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia, was in charge of arrangements.
Marie Wilcox, 80, mother of Mabel woman
Marie Wilcox, 80, of LeRoy, a homemaker, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester after a lengthy illness.
Marie Reich was born July 31, 1919, in Alta Vista, Iowa. She married Carl Wilcox on Nov. 9, 1938, in Elma, Iowa. She enjoyed cooking and baking.
Survivors include five sons, Robert of Alta Vista, Dale of Clear Lake, Iowa, Leon of Brownsdale and Russell and Tom, both of LeRoy; three daughters, June (Larry) Gansen of Hampton, Iowa, Janet (Gerald) Haagenson of Mabel and Linda (Tom) Walker of Lake City; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Loretta Powell of Mason City, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, an infant daughter, a granddaughter and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the LeRoy Lutheran Church. Burial was in the LeRoy Cemetery. Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Bonnie Lou Wille, 61, former SV resident
Bonnie Lou Wille, 61, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at Seasons Hospice.
She was born May 24, 1939, in Chatfield. She lived in the Spring Valley and Rochester areas and worked for 35 years in Environmental Services at Methodist Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A private graveside service is planned for Thursday at Prospect View Cemetery in Pierce, Neb.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester.
Dorothy Willmarth, 85, formerly of SV
Dorothy Willmarth, 85, a retired Spring Valley High School custodian, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in Maple Manor Nursing Home.
Dorothy Denny was born Dec. 1, 1914, in Minneapolis. She married Hugh Willmarth in Spring Valley on Nov. 19, 1933. He was a farm laborer in Spring Valley for many years, a field supervisor for the former Reed-Murdock canning company in Rochester and was a custodian at Spring Valley High School. The couple lived in Spring Valley from 1942 until 1992, when they moved to Rochester. She was a custodian at Spring Valley High School until her retirement in 1973. She was a member of Homestead United Methodist Church in Rochester and the Frankfurt B.I. Club.
Survivors include three sons, David (Sandy) of Cottage Grove, Minn., Robert (Priscilla) of Rochester and Donald (Monika) of Huntsville, Ala.; two daughters, Darla (Frank) Moore of Keewatin, Minn., and Rita (Howard) Kane of Minneapolis; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Darlaine (Frank) Sparrow of Wichita, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister, a grandson, and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service was Friday at Homestead United Methodist Church with the Rev. Duane Gebhardt officiating. The body was cremated with burial in Frankford Cemetery near Spring Valley.
Macken Funeral Home in Rochester was in charge of arrangements. The family prefers memorials to the Spring Valley library fund.
Ardis Wilson, 86, sister of Preston woman
Ardis LaPray Wilson, 86, of Virginia Beach, Va., formerly of the Pilot Mound area, died Oct. 24, 2000, at her home.
Survivors include a son, Wallace L. Braa of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marilla Jacobsen of Chatfield and Lillian Gilbertson of Preston.
Memorials are suggested to the Pilot Mound Lutheran Cemetery Fund, Route 3, Chatfield.
A graveside memorial service was held last Friday in the Pilot Mound Lutheran Cemetery in rural Chatfield with the Rev. Eric Finfand officiating. Altmeyer Funeral Home in Virginia Beach was in charge of arrangements.
Artemus Duane Wilson, 25, Spring Valley
Artemus Duane Wilson, 25, of Spring Valley, formerly of Rochester, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester of injuries suffered in a single-vehicle accident Thursday evening in Sumner Township, Fillmore County.
He was born Jan. 27, 1975, in Winona, graduated from Mayo High School in Rochester and attended Winona Area Technical College. He was a truck driver for Mayflower.
Survivors include his parents, Duane and Catherine (Hirsch) Wilson of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Catherine Rhetta Wilson of Stewartville and Melanie Linn Wilson of Phoenix; maternal grandparents, Tom and Joan Hirsch of LaCrosse, Wis.; and paternal grandmother, Elrey Wilson of Phoenix. His paternal grandfather preceded him in death.
A memorial service was held Monday at Macken Colonial Chapel in Rochester with the Rev. Shirley Duncanson of McKinley United Methodist Church officiating.
Macken Funeral Home in Rochester was in charge of arrangements.
Julius Wingert, 87, brother of Fountain man
Julius R. Wingert, 87, of St. Charles, a retired area farmer, died Monday evening, June 26, 2000, at Whitewater Healthcare Center in St. Charles, where he had resided since 1998.
Born May 4, 1913, in Kossuth County, Iowa, he moved to Olmsted County in 1938. He married Ruby Zeitler and they farmed most of their married lives. She died in 1990.
Survivors include two sons; nine daughters; 41 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sylvester of Wabasha, and F.J. of Fountain; and one sister, Delores Lammers of Burnsville, Minn. Two sons and a brother preceded him in death.
The funeral was Saturday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in St. Charles.
Hoff Funeral Home-St. Charles Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
C. Wodele, 93, father of Harmony woman
Clarence C. Wodele, 93, of Wabasha, a longtime farmer, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center in Wabasha.
He was born Dec. 24, 1906. On July 28, 1928, he married Marie McNallan at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Conception, rural Kellogg. They farmed near Wabasha for many years and moved into town in 1969. His wife died June 28, 1991. He was a member of St. Felix Catholic Church and St. Joseph's Society and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include three daughters, Lenore (Mrs. Orland) Brunsvold of Harmony, LaVada (Mrs. Roger) Reckmann of Lake City and Mary (Mrs. Gerald) Becker of Alma, Wis.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; two brothers, Ralph and John, both of Wabasha; and nine sisters, Clara Lund, Ethel Furne, Mary (Mrs. Henry) Marx, Helen Zeimetz, Emily Forde and Doris (Mrs. Les) Warnken, all of Wabasha, Bernice Kondro of Burbank, Calif., Catherine (Mrs. Paul) Whitcomb of Long Beach, Calif., and Beatrice Beck of Penn Valley, Calif. Two brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
A funeral Mass was Friday at St. Felix Catholic Church in Wabasha, with the Rev. Donald Lovas officiating. Burial was in St. Felix Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Health Care Center in Wabasha.
Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha was in charge of arrangements.
Veral "Bud" R. Wolf, 92, once of Preston
Veral "Bud" R. Wolf, 92, of Minneapolis, formerly of Preston, died Tuesday evening, June 6, 2000, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis.
He was born March 28, 1908, in Preston, the youngest of five children of Frank B. and Emma Wolf. Most of his life was spent in the Preston area. He attended and graduated from Preston High School in 1929. On Jan. 5, 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, being discharged on Oct. 15, 1945. During the intervening years he served in three separate arenas of World War II. He was on the destroyer U.S.S. Tuscaloosa escorting materials to Murmansk, Russia, through the North Sea and on the U.S.S. Tuna at the landing of troops at Casablanca, Morocco, during the invasion of Africa. After attending submarine school in New London, Conn., he served on the submarine U.S.S. Bonefish in the battle of the China Sea. Upon returning to civilian life, he worked as a farmer, carpenter and was an accomplished wood craftsman. He married Betty Meck on July 3, 1948, and the couple later divorced. He became a resident of Minnesota Veterans Home in 1995.
He was a former member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston and a former member and commander of the Preston American Legion. He enjoyed attending submarine conventions.
He is survived by one daughter, Wendy Wolf of Faribault, Minn.; two grandsons, Dana and Derek Wolf of Faribault; his former wife, Betty Wolf of Faribault; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Iva Liddiard and Vera Bergey, and two brothers, Ervin and Orval Wolf.
The funeral was held on Saturday at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston with the Rev. James Rushton officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery, Preston, with military rites by the Preston American Legion and VFW Posts.
Kayla Wolterman, relative of GM couple
Kayla Marie Wolterman, 16, of Adams, daughter of Mark and Carleen (Gehling) Wolterman, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, of injuries suffered in a car accident near Rose Creek.
She was born Dec. 31, 1983, in Austin, and attended Sacred Heart Elementary School in Adams and Southland High School. She was a personal care assistant for Chance to Grow, an officer in 4-H, a cheerleader and a member of the flag patrol and rebellion band. She was also manager of the varsity basketball team and a member of the volleyball and golf teams.
In addition to her parents, survivors include two brothers; John and Ben, both of Adams; two sisters, Jenna and Eliz Wolterman, both of Adams; paternal grandmother, Rita Wolterman of Adams; and maternal grandparents, Albert and Lois Gehling of Grand Meadow. Her paternal grandfather preceded her in death.
The funeral was Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams with the Rev. Gregory Leif officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Elmer Worden, 66, former SV police officer
Elmer J. Worden, 66, of Spring Grove, a retired chief deputy sheriff, died Monday, July 10, 2000, at the Lutheran Home in Caledonia.
He was born Sept. 17, 1933, in Rochester. He graduated from Chatfield High School and then served in the Marines from 1955 to 1964 with duty in a number of overseas locations. In 1965, he began a career in law enforcement in Fillmore County and served as a deputy sheriff for five years. For a short time, he was a police officer in Spring Valley, and after moving to Caledonia in 1971, was a Houston County deputy sheriff, and from 1979 until his retirement in Feb. 2000, served as chief deputy sheriff. On Sept. 19, 1998, he married Geraldine Engebretson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. He was a member of the national and Minnesota sheriff associations, Minnesota and Southeastern Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, Knights of Columbus, Caledonia Lions Club, Spring Grove American Legion Post 249, Caledonia American Legion Post 191 and Houston County VFW Post 3833. Also, he was active in Boy Scouts, served on the Caledonia Founders Day Committee, and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and its men's club.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Valerie (Mark) Heintz of Caledonia; two sons, Jeffrey (Nina) of Edwardsville, Kan., and Brent (Amy) of Little Canada, Minn.; four stepsons, Brian Selness of Stacy, Minn., Steve (Anne) Selness of Caledonia, David (Saundra) Selness of Spring Grove and Daniel (Kelli) Selness of Kenosha, Wis.; a stepdaughter, Julie (Brian) Zmolek of Rochester; two grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; five sisters, Gerry (Jim) Ferguson and Mary Ellen (Wayne) Allen, both of Chatfield, Karen (Don) Schultz of Manistee, Mich., Elizabeth (Wallace) Young of Seattle, and Carol (Patrick) Engelhardt of Eden Prairie, Minn., and three brothers, Florance (Sharon) and Robert (Glennys) both of Chatfield, and Duaine (Grada Mae) of Blaine, Minn. A sister preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held (today) Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Caledonia with the Rev. Donald Schmitz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Chatfield.
McCormick Funeral Home in Caledonia is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Refurbishing Fund or to cancer research.
Iona A. Wurn, 91, sister of SV man
Iona A. Wurn, 91, of Plymouth, Iowa, formerly of Rochester, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Muse Norton Hospice in Mason City.
Iona Travis was born Nov. 17, 1908, in Clay City, Ill. She moved to Rochester with her family and lived here several years. She married Lester Wurn on Feb. 27, 1938, in Rochester. The couple moved to Rock Island, Ill., and later to Plymouth where they lived for more than 50 years. They owned and operated The Donut House in Manly, Iowa. Mrs. Wurn was a member of First Baptist Church in Mason City, Senior Citizens of Plymouth and the Lydia Circle of the Methodist Church in Plymouth. She enjoyed painting and cooking.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Deva Wurn of Plymouth; two sisters, Beulah Ankeny of Stewartville and Alevena Glynn of Grand Meadow; and a brother, William (June) Travis of Spring Valley.
The funeral was Monday at First Baptist Church in Mason City, Iowa, with the Revs. Ron Stein and Charles Westendorf officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Plymouth, Iowa.
Major-Erickson Funeral Home in Mason City was in charge of arrangement.
David C. Zimmerman, 56, of Waseca
David C. Zimmerman, 56, of Waseca, died suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, in Woodville Township, Waseca County.
He was born Oct. 13, 1944, the son of David Francis and Margaret Mary (Bishman) Zimmerman, in Waseca, Minn. He graduated from Waseca's Sacred Heart High School in 1962. He was united in marriage to Karen Lorraine Brandmire on Feb. 23, 1965, in Mt. Clemons, Mich. They lived their entire married life in Waseca. He was widely known as "the handyman," a self-employed handyman, who always said "his boss was a Jewish carpenter." He was a devoutly religious man, a member of the Sacred Heart Church. As a youth he was active in Waseca County 4-H. He also enjoyed singing and was a member of the Celebration Singers. He served as chairman of the Waseca County Republican Party. He was also active in Prison Fellowship and Alcoholics Anonymous, having achieved sobriety for 22 years. He was a loving family man, and especially enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren. He loved to tell a good story.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Craig and his fiance, Diane Fistler, both of Mankato, Todd (Lisa) of Waseca, Randy (Crystal) of Waseca; four grandchildren, Shadow, Andi, Darian, and Ethan; his mother, Margaret Zimmerman of Waseca; four sisters, Annette (Don) Bray of North Pole, Alaska, Annita (and Harold) Schlueter of Oaks, N. D., Alice (Dale) Oden of Shoreview, Minn., and Rebecca (Jerry) Thompson of Littleton, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his father, by his mother and father-in-law, Albert and Verona Brandmire; one nephew; and aunts and uncles.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waseca with Fr. John Kunz officiating. Interment will be in the Woodville Cemetery following services.
McRaith Funeral Home in Waseca is in charge of arrangements.