Martin Dahlberg, 91, of Hesper
Martin Dahlberg, 91, of Hesper, Iowa, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at the Green Lea Manor Home in Mabel.
He was born Aug. 28, 1909, in Readstown, Wis., to Oscar and Mabel (Rein) Dahlberg, He attended rural school near Soldierís Grove, Wis. In 1927 he moved to Pine Island, Minn., where he worked as a plumber. He married Blanch Walker, but they were later divorced. On Sept. 11, 1943, he married Betty Kundert in Zumbrota, Minn. In 1955 they moved to Canton where they operated the Canton Hardware Store until 1963. He was then a self-employed plumber until 1987, when he retired and moved to Hesper. He was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church and enjoyed fishing, auctions, flea markets, and playing the accordion and the fiddle.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Marvin (Clarice) of Warroad, Minn., and Gary and Marty both of Hesper; one daughter, Jannelle (Mrs. Mike) Tripp of Mabel; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two half brothers, Ray Runice of Hayward, Wis., and Arnold Runice of Richland Center, Wis. He was preceded in death by two half sisters and two half brothers.
Funeral services will be Saturday at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa, with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating. Burial will be in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.
Leonard Dahley, 84, once of Harmony
Leonard "Doc" Dahley, 84, of Chatfield, a former state highway department employee, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where he had been a patient since July 6.
Born June 15, 1917, in rural Harmony, he lived in Fountain, Adams and the Chatfield area before moving to Chatfield 48 years ago. On Jan. 5, 1946, he married Mabel Jacobson in Chatfield. He was a milk hauler for Adams Dairy, later was a surveyor for the Minnesota Highway Department and was a bridge inspector for 23 years. From 1942 to 1945 he served in the military with the rank of corporal. He was a member of the Chatfield VFW.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jerome of Chatfield and Gary (Caroline) of Rochester; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, a granddaughter and two brothers.
The funeral was Friday at Chatfield Lutheran Church with the Rev. Christine Finsand officiating. Burial was in Chatfield Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Chatfield VFW.
Riley Funeral Home, Chatfield, was in charge of arrangements.
Hiram E. Danielson, 88, of Lanesboro
Hiram E. Danielson, 88, of Lanesboro, a former farmer and park superintendent, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at Olmsted Community Hospital in Rochester. He had been ill with leukemia for four months.
He was born July 29, 1912, in rural Chatfield. On July 22, 1940, he married Lillie Honsey in Peterson. Before moving to Lanesboro in 1969, he lived in the Fillmore County area, including Chatfield and rural Peterson as well as in Waukon, Iowa. He farmed for 30 years, was the Lanesboro park superintendent for 15 years and, after retirement, worked at the Lanesboro Post Office for eight years.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, Carrol (Lois) of Harmony, Gary (Debbie) and Ronnie (Sandy) both of Lanesboro, Dennis (Phyllis) of Rushford and Michael of Austin; seven daughters, Sharon Mickelson of Harmony, Mavis Dion of St. Paul, Janet (Dean) Burdick of Chanhassen, Minn., Julie (Glen) Jensson, Susie (Walter) Bradley and Lolly (Doug) Kessel, all of Lanesboro, and Helen (Miles) Edmundson of Ramsey, Minn.; 29 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter and eight brothers.
The funeral was Thursday, July 12, at Henrytown Lutheran Church in rural Canton, with the Rev. Audree Catalano officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home, Lanesboro, was in charge of arrangements.
Edna L. Davidson, 91, of Spring Valley
Edna L. Davidson, 91, of Sauer Memorial Home in Winona, formerly of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001.
Edna L. Schneider was born Feb. 24, 1910, in Jordan Township, Fillmore County. She attended country schools and St. John's Lutheran Church in Wykoff. In 1938 she married William Davidson at St. John's Lutheran Church. They farmed near Spring Valley until their retirement in 1968 and then lived in Spring Valley until entering the nursing home in April 1999. Her husband died in May 2000. She was active in First English Lutheran Church and the Spring Valley community.
Survivors include two sisters, Ruth Fluegel and Alice Riggle, both of Truman, Minn.; and a brother, Walter Schneider of Albert Lea.
The funeral was Saturday at First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, with the Rev. Robert Burmeister officiating. Burial in the Spring Valley Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Sauer Memorial Home in Winona or First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.
Walter R. Dickson, 88, former Preston teacher
Walter R. Dickson, 88, of Salem, Ore., died Feb. 26, 2001, in Arlington, Wash.
He was born in Larimore, N.D., on Feb. 13, 1913. He graduated from Minot State Teachers College with a bachelorís degree in science in 1935. He began his career in Preston where he was a popular science teacher and Preston High School principal. In 1950 he moved to Salem where he taught general science and coached football and basketball. He earned a masterís degree in chemistry from Oregon State University in 1958. He was named Oregon Science Teacher of the Year in 1968.
A college scholarship fund for science students at North Salem High School in Oregon has been set up in his name.
Survivors include a daughter, Margaret (David) LaPore of Arlington, Wash.; one son, David (Deborah) Dickson of Southlake, Texas; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, of 55 years on Feb. 29, 1996.
Funeral services and burial was in Washington.
Henry W. Dillinger, 79, father of GM man
Henry W. Dillinger, 79, of Wabasha, a self-employed logger, was found dead in his home Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001.
He was born April 20, 1921, in Auburndale, Wis., and served in the Army during World War II. On June 19, 1947, he married Marjorie Ress in Marshfield, Wis. They were later divorced. He did logging work in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois and had resided in Wabasha since 1962.
Survivors include four sons, Harlan (Elaine) of Kellogg, Darrell (Cindee) of Nelson, Wis., Scott (Jane) of Plainview and Rocky (Kathy) of Grand Meadow; three daughters, Bonnie (Eugene) Wiater of Chili, Wis., Gloria (Gerald) Loechler of Elgin, Beverly (Timm) Halverson of Welch, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Martin of Arpin, Wis., and Lawrence of Marshfield, Wis. He was preceded in death by a son, a brother and a sister.
A private service will be held at Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Wabasha.
Harvey E. Dohrmann, 79, of Fountain
Harvey E. Dohrmann, 79, of Fountain, a former farmer and businessman, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at his home.
He was born April 12, 1921, in Milton Township, Dodge County and lived in rural Mantorville and operated the Pine Island Pool Hall. On Oct. 23, 1949, he married Mary Shanks in Pine Island and they lived in Pine Island until 1950, when they began farming in the Dover-Eyota areas. Mr. Dohrmann owned and operated Canton Feed and Seed from 1964 to 1974 and then owned Canton Grocery until 1982. He had lived in Fountain the past 10 years. He had been a deacon at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Pine Island and Henrytown Lutheran Church, and was also a member of Fountain Lutheran Church. He enjoyed playing cards, traveling and sports.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bradley (Stacey) of Fountain and Brian (Mara) of Winston, Ga.; three daughters, Peggy (Thomas) Edmonds of Houston, Texas, Kathleen (David) Gudmundson of Fountain and Sandra Hafner of Arden Hills, Minn.; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; six stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Karyl (Karen) of Kasson; and four sisters, Clara Buehler of St. Charles, Bertha Graunke of Amery, Wis., Ella (Richard) Finley of Mantorville and Irene Jensen of Rochester. A son and four sisters preceded him in death.
The funeral was held Friday at the Fountain Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Curtis Fox officiating. Burial was in Pine Island Cemetery.
William Dohrmann, brother of Canton woman
William John "Bill" Dohrmann, 66, of Dodge Center, a retired McNeilus Steel employee and owner of Sunset Grill, died Friday, April 13, 2001.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; a son, Jeff of Pine Island; two daughters, Sheila Kolling of Kenyon and Sue Husbyn of Zumbrota; a stepson, Rick Knobel of West Concord; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; a brother, Bob of West Concord; and four sisters, Gladys Hopkins and Adeline Schletty, both of West Concord, June Shanks of Canton, and Phyllis Schultz of Pine Island. A brother preceded him in death.
The funeral was Tuesday in Pine Island. Burial was in Pine Island Cemetery.
West Concord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
O. Duckett, 87, mother of Canton man
Opal E. Duckett, 87, of Oelwein, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at Good Samaritan Nursing Center in West Union, Iowa, following a lengthy illness.
Survivors include Ross (Cindy) Duckett of Canton, as well as another daughter, another son, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister and three brothers.
The funeral was held Saturday at First Baptist Church in Oelwein. Burial was in the Stanley, Iowa cemetery.
Hintz-Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein was in charge of arrangements.
Bryce Warren Duxbury, 78, of Harmony
Bryce Warren Duxbury, 78, of Harmony, died at Saint Marys Hospital on Sunday, April 29, 2001, after a short illness.
He enlisted in the army on April 21, 1941, and was sent to the Philippine Islands where he served with the 60th Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft Battalion until he was captured by the Japanese and was a prisoner of War for four years. After returning to the Untied States he reenlisted and stayed in the service for a total of 21 years, during which time he reached the rank of Master Sergeant.
In 1947, he met and married Dorothy Hicks. During their 46 years of marriage they had three sons, Raymond, Berry and Lyle.
He was honored with numerous awards throughout his military career, which included The Bronze Star, The American Defense Service Medal with One Bronze Star, The Philippine Defense Ribbon with One Bronze Star, The Distinguished Unit Badge, The Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal, The Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
After his military career, he worked for Benike Construction in Rochester before beginning his employment with HECO, first as a truck driver and later in the steel department as a foreman. He retired from HECO in 1985 and spent his winters in Texas and summers in Minnesota.
Mr. Duxbury was a member of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor and also a member of the Minnesota Hiawatha Chapter American Ex-Prisoners of War.
He is survived by his three sons, Raymond (Catherine) of Irving, Texas, Berry (Lynn) of Little Falls, Minn., and Lyle (Katherine) of Rochester; his sisters, Ruth Smith and Ardis Mason; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
His wife, Dorothy, and his brother, Myron, preceded him in death.
Memorial services will be held at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony on Saturday, June 3, at 1:30 p.m.