Kathryn Aberg, 76, of Mabel
Kathryn L. Aberg, 76, of rural Mabel, a farm homemaker, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Kathryn L. Anderson was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, attended Hesper schools and graduated from Mabel High School in 1942. On Nov. 21, 1942, she married Virgil Aberg at Hesper Lutheran Church. They farmed in the Hesper area until 1957 and then moved to Newburg Township, Fillmore County. She was a lifelong member of Hesper Lutheran Church and a member of WELCA and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed dancing, traveling, cooking and gardening.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Brian (Cheryl) of Mabel, Bruce of Preston and Brent (Robin) of Forest City, Iowa; five grandchildren; and a brother, Art (Dorothy) Anderson of Mabel. A sister and four brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa, with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating. Burial will be in Hesper Lutheran Cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gilbert G. Albrecht, 69, of Wykoff
Gilbert G. Albrecht, 69, of Wykoff, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, in rural Wykoff.
He was born March 8, 1932, in Osmond, Neb., the son of Harry and Mary (Beckman) Albrecht. He moved to the Wykoff area with his family when he was three. He served with the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carriers USS Coral Sea and USS Midway, in the Mediterranean from 1950 to 1954. He married Donna Zalky on Oct. 24, 1952, in Wykoff. The couple made their home in rural Wykoff. He was employed as an over the road trucker and a farm manager until retiring and moving into Wykoff in 1993.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff and was a member of the Wykoff American Legion. He enjoyed birds, gardening, fishing, and watching sports on television.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Sheri (Clair) Ramaker of rural Preston, Pat (Mike) Dee of Mantorville, Minn., and Pam Albrecht and her special friend, Irwin Shattuck, of Rochester; one son, Gary (Deb) Albrecht of Fillmore; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; his mother of Lake City; two brothers, Bob "Al" (Pat) Albrecht of Lake City and Gaylord "Casey" (Shirley) Albrecht of Preston; and three sisters, Karron DeMarais of Red Wing, Dianne (Jerry) Krusmark of Lake City, and Elaine (Bob) Marnell of Lake City.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Rhonda; his father; and an infant brother.
The memorial service was Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jerry Crow officiating. Burial with military graveside rites was held in the church cemetery. His body was cremated.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff was in charge of arrangements.
Robert D. Albrecht, 72, of Burr Oak
Robert D. Albrecht, 72, of rural Burr Oak, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at his home following a long battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Chicago to John and Louise (Loss) Albrecht. On Oct. 22, 1949, he married Betty Ann Goebbert in Elk Grove, Ill., and they lived in Arlington Heights and Marengo, Ill., where they farmed and he also worked for Culligan. In 1977, they moved to the Burr Oak area in Winneshiek County, where they continued farming until their retirement in 1991. He was a member of the Burr Oak Lutheran Church in Burr Oak.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Linda (Charles) McKee of Marengo; a son, Keith of Rochester; five grandchildren, Lisa, Angie and Christa McKee of Marengo, Cheryl Albrecht of Decorah and Brent Albrecht of River Falls, Wis.; and two sisters, Bernice Sternola of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Ruth Croft of Melrose Park, Ill. He was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Lumb, and brother, John Albrecht.
Funeral services were Friday at Burr Oak Lutheran Church with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating. Burial was in the Marengo Public Cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
Beulah M. Anderson, 81, SV native
Beulah M. Anderson, 81, of Chatfield, a Spring Valley native, died Saturday at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had lived one year.
Beulah M. Ellenberg was born Feb. 26, 1920, in rural Spring Valley and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1939. She continued to live in rural Spring Valley until her marriage to Alfred Anderson on Sept. 11, 1940, in rural Spring Valley. She then lived in rural Chatfield until moving into town in 1996. Her husband died Sept. 14, 1989. She was a member of Salem Road Covenant Church in Rochester and a former member of Sumner Center United Methodist Church where she was active in youth ministry and was worship leader for children's Sunday School.
Survivors include three sons, Ronald of Spring Valley, Gary (Deborah) of rural Chatfield and Richard (Debra) of Keosauqua, Iowa; two daughters, Diane (Reagan) Miller of rural Spring Valley and Debbie Davids of Rochester; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Phyllis (Donald) Popp of rural Hutchinson, Minn., and Elaine Webb of rural Spring Valley. A brother preceded her in death.
The funeral was Tuesday at Salem Road Covenant Church in Rochester with the Rev. Mark Evinger officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.
Carmen Anderson, 77, of Mabel
Carmen Anderson, 77, of Mabel, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
She was born Oct. 17, 1923, on the family farm in Newburg Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota, to John and Millie (Gullings) Haagenson. She graduated from Mabel High School in 1941 and on Jan. 6, 1942, she married Curtis Anderson at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel. They lived and farmed in Newburg township their entire lives. Starting in 1957, she also worked at the factory in Spring Grove for Mansfield, Argus, and then Control Data. She also worked for a short time at Rush Products in Rushford. She was a member of the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel where she was the organist for over 25 years, its WELCA, and was the communicator for the Lutheran Brotherhood Branch. She was a humanitarian for the community, brought the joy of music to many children through piano lessons, formed and directed a church youth choir, and often accompanied soloists for other church events. She enjoyed music and played high school basketball.
She is survived by her husband, Curtis of Mabel; four sons, Bob (Mary) of Winona, David (Bonnie) and Donald (Audrey) both of Mabel, and Steve of Wake Island; four grandchildren; and three sisters, Odys Johnson of Byron, Darlene Raaen of Vadnais Heights, Minn., and June (Richard) Henn of Lake City, Minn. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Jean; a brother, Maynard; and a sister, Jean Faye.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 10, at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
Marian Applen, 68, formerly of Granger
Marian Rita Applen, 68, of Rochester, died Friday, July 20, 2001, near Las Vegas, Nev., due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born to George and Mary (Schleimer) Mohrhauser, on Nov. 2, 1932, in Battle Creek, Iowa. She worked for Amway for the past 40 years. She worked at Adamson Motors in Rochester for the past several years. She was a member of Pax Christi Church in Rochester. She was also a member of many dance troops including tap, clogging, square, round, and Polish hop polka dancing. She was involved in the Kitchen Band in Rochester. She was also involved in Beginning Experiences (BE) in Rochester. She volunteered for various Alzheimer’s Association activities. She enjoyed camping, reading, and physical activities.
She is survived by her mother, Mary Mohrhauser of Cresco; four children; Steven Applen of Coon Rapids, Minn, Sharon Applen-Kaaya of Minneapolis, Sandy (Glen) Albert of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Scott (Jamie) Applen of Olathe, Kan.; one grandson, Michael Applen; three sisters; Darlene Perry of Cresco; Beverly (Norbert) Wilson of Atwater, Calif., and Joan Werett of Cresco; one brother, Wayne (Dawn) Mohrhauser of Rochester; her former husband, Lauren Applen of Granger as well as Duaine Jacobsen of Albert Lea and John (Megan) MacLeod.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, at Pax Christi Church with the Rev. Patrick Arens officiating. Memorials are preferred to Alzheimer’s Research.
Robert Arns, 79, formerly of Harmony
Robert Verdelle Arns, 79, of Rochester, a former IBM and Mayo Clinic employee, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at Samaritan Bethany Heights following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 21, 1921, in Harmony. He graduated from Harmony High School in 1939 and served as a gunnery instructor in the Army Air Force during World War II. In 1946, he received a bachelor of arts degree from Winona State University. He taught and coached at Dodge Center High School for three years, worked in research at Mayo Clinic for seven years and was employed at IBM from 1957 to 1973. On Feb. 17, 1944, he married Arlene Nelson of Miami, Fla. She preceded him in death. In 1971, he married Joyce Sager of LeSueur, Minn., and they were later divorced. He played semi-pro baseball.
Survivors include a son, David R. of Rochester; a daughter, LuAnn M. (David) Rueb of Rochester; three grandsons; and a sister, Violet (Roy) Erickson of Harmony. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
The funeral was Saturday at Vine Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Droog officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Dustin S. Atwood, 17, of Spring Valley
Dustin Scott Atwood, 17, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester of injuries suffered in an auto accident Wednesday.
He was born Nov. 29, 1983, in Cresco, Iowa, attended Cherry Grove United Methodist Church as a young child, and was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. This fall, he would have been a senior at Kingsland High School, where he was active in choir, FFA, Student Council, football and weight lifting. He was a waiter at Grumpy's Restaurant in Grand Meadow, helped at Good Earth Village and enjoyed sports, hunting and fishing.
In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Nicholas at home; two sisters, Brooke and Karly, both at home; maternal grandparents, Marlo and Janice Mensink of Cherry Grove; paternal grandfather, Tom Atwood of Iowa; maternal stepgrandfather, Ronald Krieger of Spring Valley; maternal great-grandmother, Jessie Mensink of Spring Valley; and paternal great-grandmother, Lillian Flurry of West Salem, Wis. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, a paternal great-grandmother, both paternal great-grandfathers, maternal great-grandfathers and a maternal great-grandmother.
The funeral was Sunday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Kevin Woestehoff officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Eldora K. Austad, 89, once of area
Eldora K. Austad, 89, of Northgate Plaza, Rochester, and a native of Choice, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 21, 2001, at St. Marys Hospital.
Eldora Kathryne Hellerud was born Sept. 19, 1911, in Choice in Fillmore County, and grew up in the area. On Dec. 5, 1932, she married James O. Austad in Mabel. They lived in Harmony until 1950, They lived in Rochester from 1954 to 1964 and she worked in housekeeping at the Kahler Hotel. For eight years they lived in Minneapolis, returning to Rochester in 1974. Her husband died May 16, 1996. She was a member of Zumbro Lutheran Church and enjoyed needlecrafts and traveling.
Survivors include a daughter, Elaine R. Corey of Rochester; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, a daughter and a brother.
The funeral was held Saturday in Memorial Chapel at Zumbro Lutheran Church. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Vine Funeral Home of Rochester was in charge of arrangements.