Betty Ann Haakenson, 56, Harmony
Betty Ann Haakenson, 56, of Harmony, died at Regional Health Service of Howard County on May 29, 2001.
She was born Dec. 13, 1944, at Geise, Minn., the daughter of Carl and Maybell (Csieh) Haakenson. She entered the State Hospital at Rochester in 1973 and in 1977 came to Fillmore County under the care of Handicapped Services.
She is survived by two sisters, Lorraine (Gene) Jahnz of Farmington, Minn., and Mary Lou Widmyer of Coeur D Alene, Idaho; a nephew, Dennis (Linda) Haakenson of Rochester; other nephews and nieces; her guardian and special friend, Darlene Wolter, and family of Nodine, Minn., and her many friends at her supervised living home in Harmony.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
Funeral services were held at the Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony with burial in Hiler Cemetery in Nodine, Minn.
Lindstrom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements
Charles Hafner, 85, brother of SV people
Charles Hafner, 85, of Granger, died at Regional Health Services of Howard County on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001.
He was born June 13, 1916, to Karl and Frieda (Frank) Hafner in Spring Valley. He went to Etna School through the eighth grade. He helped with farming and later ran the Husky Service Station in Spring Valley. He was united in marriage to Georgia Pearce and they were later divorced. In 1949 he married Cleone Hovey and they moved to Spokane, Wash., where he worked as a head mechanic in a Chevrolet garage. They moved back to Granger in 1954 and he opened his own garage business, which he ran until retiring in 1989. He loved to fish and the community of Granger.
Survivors include a son, Gene (Nancy) Hafner of Sterling, Ill.; two daughters, Carolyn (Bill) Duncan of Sterling, Ill., and Charlene (Craig) Harstad of Rochester; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Olson of Spring Valley, Doris Calvert of Rockford, Ill., and Bernice Johnson of Belvidere, Ill.; and a brother, Floyd (Dorothy) Hafner of Spring Valley. He was preceded in death by his wife and a sister, Elsie Gill.
Funeral services were held at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Granger on Wednesday, Aug. 22, with burial in Saetersdal Lutheran Cemetery. Rev. Keith Parker officiated.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco was in charge of arrangements.
Alice Stutsman Hahn, 96, of Harmony
Alice Stutsman Hahn, 96, of Harmony, died Feb. 12, 2001, at Harmony Healthcare in Harmony.
Alice Elizabeth (Mueller) Miller was born Dec. 23, 1904, in St. Louis, Mo.
Her father drowned when she was 2, and she and her older sister, Dorothy, were raised by their grandmother in Des Moines, Iowa. At the beginning of WWI, their grandmother changed the girls' last name to Miller because of the prejudice against the Germans. In 1922, she graduated from East High School and took nurses’ training at Mercy Hospital in Denver, Colo., graduating with a registered nursing degree in 1925.
On Oct. 23, 1926, she married Ralph N. Stutsman in Des Moines. She worked at Des Moines General Hospital until 1938. During WWII she taught first aid classes and she was very active for many years in various charities in Des Moines. Following her husband’s death in 1961, she began to work at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, and was a teaching assistant at its School of Nursing.
In 1966 she moved to Harmony, where she lived for two years, working part time at Green Lea Manor in Mabel. After a Caribbean cruise, she married George E. Hahn on June 1, 1968, and they moved to his home in Jefferson, Wis.
Mrs. Hahn was active in her church there and served several charities. They spent winters in Weslaco, Texas, where they participated in various activities and she continued to sew for nursing homes and collect clothing and toys for an orphanage. She also supported a boarding school on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Following Mr. Hahn’s death in 1994, she returned to Harmony, entering the nursing home in late 1995.
Survivors include a daughter, Paula (Vernon) Michel of Harmony; a stepson, Wally (Sara) Hahn of Doyle, Tenn.; two grandsons, Michael (Linda Allen) Smutny of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and David (Abby) Smutny of Springfield, Va., four great-grandchildren; Connor and Caroline Smutny and Mia and Eli Smutny; a nephew, Paul (Mary) Schweikher of Phoenix, Ariz., and their two children, Erich and Claire. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Schweikher.
Funeral services were Monday at the Nativity Catholic Church with the Rev. Steven Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Des Moines, Iowa, at a later date.
Lindstrom Funeral Home of Harmony was in charge of arrangements.
Edgar Hahn, relative of area residents
Edgar Eugene Hahn, 46, of Austin, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
He was born June 5, 1954, in Austin to Gordon "Don" and Elizabeth "Betty" (Diddams) Hahn.
He graduated from Austin High School in 1972. He then graduated from Austin Vocational in banking and finance. He also graduated from Austin State Junior College and received his degree of associate of applied sciences and associate of arts.
He was diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy when he was about 12 years old. Even with this disease, he was a very independent man. He took care of all the bills and bookwork for his mother. He was very patient and had a positive outlook on life with a good sense of humor. One of his favorite pastimes was watching the Minnesota Twins on television. He enjoyed watching all sports on television and learned on his own how they were played and scored.
He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin. He also volunteered his time with the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day Telethon for many years with his brother and his mother. He was a member of the Mower Council for the Handicapped, a life member of Fidelity Lodge No. 39 AF & AM, the Order of the Eastern Star Unity Chapter #29, where he served as sunshine chairman for the past several years and was a past Master Councilor of Osman Chapter, Order of DeMolay. He was very close to his family and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his mother of Austin, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends, many of whom live in the Preston and Harmony area.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Joseph Hahn.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Revs. Don Deines and Glenn L. Monson officiating. Interment was in the LeRoy Cemetery in LeRoy.
Clasen-Jorden Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Jerry Lee 'Butch' Hahn, 54, of Spring Valley
Jerry Lee 'Butch' Hahn, 54, of Spring Valley, a farmer, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
He was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Austin. On Aug. 3, 1974, he married Barbara Feurhak at the Assemblies of God Church in Spring Valley. He enjoyed working on cars and small engines.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Holly Hahn of Spring Valley; a sister, Betty (Dale) Viktora of Hollandale, Minn.; and a brother, Kenneth, of Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
The funeral was Saturday, Jan. 6, at Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul W. Duneman officiating. Burial in the Spring Valley Cemetery at a later date.
Mary Ann Hammon, sister of Spring Grove woman
Mary Ann Hammon, 57, of Wabasha, a homemaker and waitress, died of cancer on Friday, June 15, 2001, at Rochester Methodist Hospital.
Mary Ann Laska was born Sept. 10, 1943, in Winona. She was a homemaker and also a waitress.
Survivors include four daughters, four sons, 12 grandchildren, her mother, Adeline Laska, five brothers, a sister, Cora (Lee) Vaaler of Spring Grove, and special friend, James Leisen, of Wabasha.
She was preceded in death by her father and one granddaughter.
The funeral was held Tuesday at the Abbot Funeral Home in Wabasha. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Wabasha.
Norene Hammon, 43, of York Township
Norene Hammon, 43, of Lime Springs, Iowa, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Norene Dahl was born Dec. 1, 1957, in Spring Grove. She married Dennis Hammon on Dec. 21, 1973, in South Dakota. They lived for a short time in Harmony and Spring Valley and moved to a farm in York Township, Fillmore County. She worked at the nursing home in Spring Valley and for the past three years was a bookkeeper at Mayo Clinic.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Jolene (Andy) Anderson of Janesville, Minn., and Jaimie and Jennie, both at home; three grandchildren; her mother, Norma Vick of Mabel; and a sister, Marilyn (Roger) Torgerud of Canton. She was preceded in death by her father.
The funeral was Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lime Springs with the Rev. Linda Johnson officiating. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lime Springs.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Lime Springs was in charge of arrangements.
June Torgeson Hanson, 71, once of area
June Torgeson Hanson, 71, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at her home in Fort Worth, Texas.
She was born in Preston in 1929. She was the daughter of Doris (Engle) and Clarence Torgeson and the stepdaughter of Max Hugh Cutler, all of whom have preceded her in death. She was married 44 years to Harold O. Hanson, Ret. Col. USAF, of Harmony. He died in 1992. They made their home in Fort Worth after a career in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include three daughters, Pamela Hanson of Asheville, N.C., Jacquelyn (Frank) Scarano of Las Vegas, Nev., and Kristine (Thomas) Harwood of Fort Worth, Texas; a son, Gregory (Maureen) Hanson of Fort Worth; two sisters, Arlene (Roland) Thacher of Preston, Minn., and Louise (Roland) Hill of Viroqua, Wis.; a brother, Richard (Leanore) Cutler of Farmville, N.C.; and two sisters-in-law, Violet Melohn of Orangevale, Calif., and Margaret Rostvold and husband, Richard, of San Antonio, Texas.
A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date in Harmony.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 6100 Western Place, Suite 500, Fort Worth, TX 76107 or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 297153, Houston, TX 77297.
Russell Hanson, 84, of Lanesboro
Russell A. Hanson, 84, of Lanesboro, a retired state fish hatchery manager, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at his home following a lengthy illness.
Born June 9, 1916, in Glenwood, Minn., he moved to Lanesboro with his family in 1927 and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1935. On June 3, 1936, he married Calma Blagsvedt in Lanesboro. He worked for Standard Oil Company from 1940 to 1944 and then served in the Army until 1945. He started working at the state fish hatchery in Lanesboro in 1948. From 1957 until his retirement in 1979 he was manager of the facility. For seven years during retirement, he drove a bus for Lanesboro schools. He was a member of the American Legion and Lions Club.
Survivors included his wife; a son, Darrell (Jane) of LaCrescent; a daughter, Dianne (Rick) Dodge of Preston; three grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (Patricia) of Redlands, Calif. Two brothers preceded him in death.
The funeral was held Wednesday morning at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lanesboro, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in Lanesboro Cemetery with military graveside rites by the American Legion.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.
Roy Hare, 71, Fillmore County native
Roy Henry Hare, 71, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at the Austin Medical Center in Austin where he had been for a short time.
He was born May 27, 1930, in Fillmore County to George and Ida (Smith) Hare. He attended country schools through the eighth grade and was united in marriage to Mildred Starks at the home of her parents in Canton on Oct. 29, 1955. He worked as a farm laborer for the majority of his life, working for Vitus McCabe in Harmony from 1963 to 1972 and then for Larson Products from 1972 through 1992 in Sargeant, Minn. He lived in the Canton and Harmony areas before moving to Austin in 1986. He enjoyed watching pro wrestling, fishing and watching car racing.
He is survived by his wife of Austin; five sons, Duane (Debb) of Dodge Center, Minn., Randy (Susie) of Elma, Iowa, Tony of Osage, Iowa, Jim of Austin and Mark of Albert Lea, Minn.; two daughters, Bonnie Hare of Preston and Faye Hare of Rochester; eight grandchildren; and one nephew, Darrell Hare of Laton, Okla. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred and Myrte.
The funeral was Saturday at Grace Baptist Church in Austin with the Rev. Gordon Larson officiating. Burial was in Washington Cemetery in Sumner Township, Fillmore County.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Clair O. Hatlevig, 80, of rural Lanesboro
Clair O. Hatlevig, 80, of rural Lanesboro, a long-time Arendahl Township farmer, died of congestive heart failure, on Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at his home.
Born Nov. 5, 1920, in Lanesboro, he graduated from Rushford High School in 1937 and then worked at Smith Store in Rushford until joining the service as a Navy hospital corpsman. He returned to the area following his discharge in 1945 and on Oct. 4, 1946 married Myrtle Holtegaard. They farmed in Arendahl Township all their married lives. He was a member of North Prairie Lutheran Church, was a Fillmore County Master Gardener and enjoyed fishing, hunting and farming.
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Don (Barb) of Winona, Tom of Lanesboro, Dick (Pat) of Caledonia and Bob (Helen) of St. Paul; three daughters, Marlys (Pete Peterson) Hatlevig of Lewiston, and Robin (Adrian) Toy and Cheryl Hatlevig, both of Eden Prairie, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a brother, Arnold (Lollie) of Lanesboro. Three sons and a brother preceded him in death.
The funeral was Saturday at North Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Homes - Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Paul Hattig, 87, father of SV woman
Paul (Bob) Ernest Hattig, 87, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Colonial Manor in Elma, Iowa.
He was born June 14, 1914, in rural Bonesteel, S.D., the son of Heinrich and Eliza (Peetz) Hattig. He attended country school at Pleasant Valley District #14 in Bonesteel through the eighth grade. He was united in marriage to Clara Pacl on Aug. 22, 1940, at Burwell, Neb. They moved to the Fredericksburg, Iowa, area in 1941, where they farmed until retiring in 1979. She died Nov. 29, 1984. He entered Colonial Manor due to failing health in November of 2000.
He enjoyed vacations with his wife, gardening, and he loved to work. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg.
He is survived by two daughters, Angela (Roger) Zeimetz of Spring Valley and Anita (Clark) Miller of Dumont; one son, Ron (Bev) Hattig of Fredericksburg; one sister, Stena Frasch of Bonesteel; nine granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Herman, three sisters Dorothy Ohden, Clara Kasper, Anna Jones; and two siblings in infancy.
Funeral services were Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, both in Fredericksburg.
Chenoweth & Son Funeral Home in Frederickburg was in charge of arrangements.
Alida A. Haugan, 98, once of Harmony
Alida A. Haugan, 98, of Fargo, N.D., died on Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Bethany Homes in Fargo.
Alida Anne Jacobson was born Sept. 8, 1902, in Harmony, the daughter of Anna (Aaberg) and James S. Jacobson. Following her father’s death in 1911, she moved with her mother and brother to Williston, N.D., in 1913.
On Aug. 8, 1931, she married James Gordon MacGregor of Fargo, N.D., at Mound, Minn. In 1935, the couple moved to Bismarck, N.D. Following her husband’s death in April of 1943, she moved to Fargo, N.D., with her daughters.
On July 2, 1955, she married Anton Haugan of Toppenish, Wash., where they lived until his death in 1970.
In 1974, Mrs. Haugan moved to Yakima, Wash., where she lived until moving to Bethany Homes in Fargo, N.D., in 1985. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Fargo, Chapter AE of the Fargo P.E.O. Sisterhood, and Delta Gamma Sorority at the University of North Dakota and a member of the Round Table.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary (Mrs. Charles E.) Mather, III, and Jean (Mrs. Christopher) Page; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands and one brother, James S. Jacobson, Jr.
Memorial services will be held in the Mavis Whiting Chapel in Bethany Homes, in Fargo, on Friday, May 25, at 10 a.m. Private intermenty will be in Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, N.D.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Bethany Homes Foundation, 201 S. University Dr., Fargo, N.D. 58103.
Arrangements were by Ivers-Landblom Funeral Home in Fargo, N.D.
Lester Helland, 79, father of SV man
Lester Lloyd Helland, 79, of Hollandale, father of Larry Helland of Austin and Lonnie Helland of Spring Valley, died of a heart attack Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Good Samaritan Center in Minneapolis.
Survivors also include his wife, Verlayn; two other sons; seven grandchildren; two sisters, including Mable (Russ) Vaale of Austin; and a brother. A son preceded him in death.
The funeral was Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hollandale, with the Rev. John Perling officiating. Military rites were conducted by area servicemen's organizations. Spring burial will be in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Scarville, Iowa.
Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home in Albert Lea was in charge of arrangements.
Levina Helland, 92, once of Lanesboro
Levina I. Helland, 92, of Goodview, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at Lake Winona Manor.
Levina Erickson was born July 4, 1909, in Fillmore County. She married Harold C. Helland on Dec. 19, 1928, in Lanesboro. They farmed together for 46 years in the Highland area before retiring to Goodview in 1974. Her husband died Nov. 21, 1981. She was a former member of First Lutheran Church of Highland, where she served as president of the ladies aid. After moving to Goodview, she became a member of Central Lutheran Church and the Dorcas Circle. She enjoyed embroidery and quilting.
Survivors include two daughters, Doris Olness of Goodview and Elaine (Wallace) Larson of Moorhead, Minn.; a son, Hubert (Judy) of Surprise, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and a brother, Donald Erickson of Lanesboro.
She was preceded in death by two great-granddaughters, three sisters and three brothers.
The funeral was Monday at Central Lutheran Church, Winona with the Rev. Scott E. Olson officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona.
Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home, Winona, was in charge of arrangements.
Harold Herman, 60, Fillmore Co. native
Harold Roger Herman, 60, died suddenly at his home in St. Paul Thursday, July 19, 2001.
He was born Aug. 2, 1940, to Roger and Elaine (Hovey) Herman in York Township, Fillmore County, and lived with his parents on different farms until they moved to Evansdale, Iowa, in 1950.
He entered the Army in 1959 and served three years, then went to Minneapolis after returning from the service.
He married Cynthia Sularz June 6, 1970, and they were later divorced.
He is survived by his mother of Evansdale, Iowa; a daughter, Cassandra Sims of Salem, Ore.; two granddaughters, Alicia and Ashley Sims; a sister, Sharon (Jack) Shake of Waterloo, Iowa; and a special friend, Karen Edens of St. Paul.
He was preceded in death by his father, an infant sister, Delores, and a brother, Robert.
Memorial services were held Monday, July 23, at Kapala-Glodek Northeast Chapel in Minneapolis with the Rev. John Bucka officiating. The body was cremated.
Irene Hingeveld, formerly of CG
Irene Gertrude (Prinsen) Hingeveld, formerly of Cherry Grove, died Aug. 10, 2001, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
She was born Oct. 20, 1912, at Greenleafton to John and Jennie (Nagel) Prinsen. She attended rural school until the eighth grade. Before her marriage she did housework for several families.
On May 3, 1942, she was married to Bernard Hingeveld at Cherry Grove by the Rev. W. W. Zahl. They farmed north of Cherry Grove and then moved into Cherry Grove. After the death of her husband in 1993, she moved to Wykoff. She resided at the Ostrander Nursing Home for a time.
She attended Cherry Grove United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing cards, putting puzzles together, fishing and also staying with her daughter and family in Rochester and going to the July 4 fireworks at Silver Lake.
Survivors include a daughter, Joan (Bob) Jarett; one grandson, Brian, both of Rochester; three step grandchildren; two great-step grandchildren; one sister, Claretta (Russell) Heusinkveld of Spring Valley; and one brother, Carroll (Doris) Prinsen of Preston. She was preceded in death by one sister.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Rader officiating.
Friends may call at the Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church one hour before the service.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Arthur Holmen, 85, once of Lanesboro
Arthur Norman Holmen, 85, died Jan. 25, 2001, at the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iowa.
He was born Oct. 1, 1915, at home in Lanesboro, the son of Andrew and Nettie Holmen. He attended school in Fillmore County and graduated from Lanesboro High School.
On June 12, 1937, he married Edna Kjos in Rushford. They lived in southeast Minnesota and farmed in Fillmore County until 1957 when they moved to Arnolds Park, Iowa, and purchased Kingwood Cottages Resort. He was a city councilman and a long-time member of First Lutheran Church in Milford, Iowa.
He is survived by his wife, Edna; three sons, Allan (Sharon) of Arnolds Park, David (Faye) of Muskegon, Mich., and Larry (Sue) of Longmont, Colo.; one daughter, Sharon (Bob) Kelly of Spirit Lake, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, Morris of Lanesboro, and Henry (Marie) of Lanesboro, and one brother-in-law, Allen Kjos of Lake Crystal, Minn.
The funeral was held Monday at First Lutheran Church in Milford. Burial was in Okoboji Cemetery in Arnolds Park, Iowa.
Turner Funeral Home of Milford was in charge of arrangements.
J. David Holty, 91, of Caledonia
J. David Holty, 91, of Caledonia, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2000, at his home.
He was born Oct. 11, 1909, in Caledonia to John T. and Thea (Thompson) Holty. He was a lifelong Caledonia resident. He attended Hauge Ridge rural school in Caledonia. On Aug. 6, 1938, he married Arlene B. Tikal in La Crosse, Wis. He farmed for 50 years and was a guide on Mackinaw Island for 10 years.
He was a member of Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Spring Grove, where he served as an usher for 50 years and was a church chairman and was also president of the Gideons.
Survivors include his wife, of Caledonia; four sons, Robert (Jennie), John (Ruth), Arnet (Peggy) and Tim (Donna); one daughter Gail (Ron) Modjeski; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Allen; one grandson, Chad; four brothers, Alden, Clarence, Earl, and a brother in infancy; and three sisters, Amanda Mosby, Estella Rogerson and Evangeline Holty.
Funeral services were held Friday at Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Spring Grove with the Rev. dick Wohlgemuth officiating. Burial in the Free Church Cemetery of rural Houston.
Roble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Orrin Hoopman, 89, once of Cherry Grove
Orrin Cornelius Hoopman, 89, of Austin, a retired Hormel Foods Corp. employee, died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at Austin Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 20, 1912, in Chester, Iowa, and attended school in Cherry Grove. On May 5, 1932, he married Goldie Austin in Granger. They lived in Cherry Grove where he operated a blacksmith shop. During World War II he worked in a shipyard in Newfoundland, and after moving to Austin in 1947 he was employed in the welding shop at Hormel for 28 years until his retirement. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Experimental Aircraft Association.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Bernis (John) Finke of Cherry Grove; two sons, Terrel (Kathleen) of Mason City, Iowa, and Timothy (Carole) of River Falls, Wis.; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great- grandchildren; and a brother Melvin (Arlene) of Rochester. He was preceded in death by a son, a granddaughter, two brothers and four sisters.
A memorial service was held Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin. The body was donated to Mayo Foundation.
Jeffrey Hoppe, 37, of Decorah
Jeffrey Lane Hoppe, 37, of Decorah, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, of complications from Pulmonary Fibrosis of the lungs.
He was born Sept. 6, 1963, the son of Eugene and Karen (McCabe) Hoppe of Decorah.
He attended North Winneshiek School and then Decorah schools, graduating in 1984.
He worked at Deco Products, Calmar Graphics and at Carlson’s, until his declining health forced him to quit work three years ago.
He enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Minnesota Vikings and also enjoyed gambling and going to the boat and Las Vegas.
Surviving are his parents, Karen and Ron Hageman of Decorah and Eugene and Linda Hoppe of St. Paul; a sister, Sue and John Ryan of Cresco; two brothers, David Hoppe of Decorah and Pat and Dawn Hoppe of Decorah; two step-brothers, Christopher Williams and Dennis Williams of St. Paul; a stepsister, Heather and Dan Podgorski of St. Paul; four nieces and nephews; two step-nieces and nephews; a grandfather, Howard McCabe of Holland, Iowa; step-grandparents, Parnell and Nora Hageman of Canton; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlotte McCabe and Kermit and Ellen Hoppe, and one cousin, James Wentworth.
A mass of Christian burial service was held Wednesday at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Bluffton Iowa, with Rev. Henry Charipar officiating. Interment was at St. Bridget’s Catholic Cemetery in Bluffton. French and Balik Funeral Home of Decorah was in charge of arrangements.
William ‘Bill’ K. Horsman, 57, SV native
William "Bill" K. Horsman, 57, of Plainview, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness.
He was born July 13, 1943, in Spring Valley and married Christine Lyons on Dec. 4, 1965, in Plainview. Following their marriage, they moved to Dade City, Fla., where they lived for 17 years until moving back to Plainview in 1983.
He is survived by his wife of Plainview; five sons, Terry (Frances), of Fort Campbell, Ky., Mark (Terry), Chad, Aaron and Jason; and one daughter, Brenda (Aaron) Walters, all of Plainview; and three grandchildren.
The funeral was Friday at the Schad and Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview with the Rev. Donald Connelly officiating. Burial was in St. Joachim Catholic Cemetery.
Ardyce Ruby Housker, 71, of Spring Grove
Ardyce Ruby Housker, 71, of Spring Grove, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Tweeten-Lutheran Health Services in Spring Grove.
She was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Ettrick, Wis., to Elmer and Florence (Hoff) Flaten. They moved to Spring Grove when Ardyce was four years old. She attended grade school in rural northeast Iowa and then went on to graduate from Spring Grove High School in 1948. She married Gerald Housker on May 28, 1966.
She was employed at Mansfield Industries, Northern Engraving and Roverud Construction, all of Spring Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. Housker were avid horse people, riding in many parades. Mrs. Housker was a soloist for many weddings and funerals, singing in both English and Norwegian. She also played the organ and piano. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Riceford, the Ladies Circle and WELCA.
Mr. and Mrs. Housker farmed in rural Spring Grove until retiring and moving to Spring Grove in May of 1999. Mrs. Housker went into the nursing home in April of 2000. Mr. Housker died on Nov. 29, 2000.
Survivors include one brother, Sylvan (Mary) Flaten of Anoka, Minn.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Landin, Margaret Harkness, Julia Housker, Loyes Housker and Lois Housker; two nephews, Russel and Stephen (Abby) Flaten; one great-niece, Bethany Flaten; a stepmother, Inga Flaten; two stepbrothers, Rodney and Mervin Krogstad; and one stepsister, LaVonne Onstad.
Funeral services were held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Riceford with burial in the church cemetery. Roble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Loyes A. Housker, 81, Mabel native
Loyes A. Housker, 81, a longtime Mabel resident, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah.
Loyes Ramlo was born Dec. 18, 1919, in Mabel, graduated from Mabel High School in 1937 and received a teaching degree from Lutheran College in Decorah. She taught in country schools for three years prior to her marriage to Paul Housker on June 28, 1948. They owned and operated Housker Meats in Mabel from 1952 until their retirement in 1990. Her husband died Jan. 11, 1992. Mrs. Housker was a member of Mabel First Lutheran Church and its WELCA and the Mabel Alumni Association. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and baking.
Survivors include a son, David (Connie) of Hastings, Minn, a daughter, Mary (John) Klimesh of Mabel; four grandchildren a great-grandson; and two sisters, Juletta Trygstad of Mabel and Clara Jeanan Anderson of Mankato. A brother and three sisters preceded her in death.
The funeral was Saturday at First Lutheran Church, Mabel, with the Rev. Gene Hermeier officiating. Burial was in Mabel Lutheran Cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home, Mabel, was in charge of arrangements.
Anne V. Howard, 71, of Spring Valley
Anne Virginia Howard, 71, of Spring Valley died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. She was born March 19, 1929 in Bohan, Ky., to Olis Lafan Burton and Frances Hladke Burton. She was united in marriage to Bernard Howard on Feb. 8, 1945 in Preston and together they lived in the Spring Valley area their entire married life. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, and gardening. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life.
She is survived by her husband; five sons, Tom (Mary Lou) Howard of Spring Valley, Bob (Mary) Howard of Stewartville, Dennis (Gwen) Howard of Spring Valley, Terry (Diane) Howard of Spring Valley and Keven (Vickie) Howard of Stewartville; three daughters, Pat (David) Warren of Spring Valley, Debbie (Gary) Goettelman, Spring Valley, and Tammy (Steve) Boone of Racine; 24 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her mother of Rochester; three brothers Donald (Shirley) Burton, Alexandria, Minn., Steve (Char) Burton of Walker, Minn., David (Carol) Burton of Mantorville, Minn.; two sisters, Mary (Clarence) Henderson of Rochester and Bette (Robert) Carson of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her father, one brother, Franklin, one sister, Ruth Enquist and a granddaughter, Anne Louise.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. James Ross officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Valley Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and one hour prior at the church on Wednesday.
W. Hubener, husband of Lanesboro native
Walter "Walt" Hubener, 55, of Mesa, Ariz., died suddenly of cardiac arrest shortly before the end of his work day on Nov. 21, 2000.
He was born in Akron, Ohio, Aug. 23, 1945. He served in the U.S. Army after high school, completing a tour of duty in Germany. He returned stateside to Ft. Carson at Colorado Springs, Colo., where he met and married Beth Aakre, formerly of Lanesboro, who was to be his wife for 33 years. He was a well known and highly respected salesman for almost 30 years in the Phoenix area. Basketball was his passion for most of his adult life. He was an avid basketball player with fellow businessmen for almost 20 years.
As his son was growing up, Mr. Hubener was not only basketball coach for many years, but also soccer coach through the YMCA and youth soccer organizations.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Albert Richard and Edith McDonald Hubener. He is survived by his wife; and their son, Scott Hubener, also of Mesa, Ariz. Survivors also include his mother-in-law, Marie Aakre, and sister-in-law, Mary Treu, both of Lanesboro, and his niece and Godchild, Patty (Freiheit) O’Connell of Spring Valley.
A memorial service was held in the chapel at Meldrum Mortuary in Mesa, Ariz. Roger Gordon (formerly of Houston) pastor of King of Glory Lutheran Church in Tempe, Ariz., officiated at the services. Walt’s basketball buddies, along with his son, Scott, served as pallbearers. Two close friends gave a eulogy to honor their good-natured friend. A graveside military service followed with burial at the National Memorial Cemetery in north Phoenix, Ariz.
Darlene Hulett, 70, formerly of Harmony
Darlene Hulett of Topeka, Kansas, formerly of Harmony, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at a Topeka hospital.
She was born April 19, 1930, in Cresco, the daughter of Richard and Gladys (Ryan) McCabe. She grew up in Harmony, where she graduated from high school. She received a nursing degree in Rochester.
She married Don W. Hulett on Nov. 24, 1951, in Hawaii. In 1985, they retired to Branson, Mo., from Beloit, Kansas. Her husband preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 1997. She had lived in Topeka since 1998.
She was a former member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Beloit, Kansas, and was active in the ladies’ guild. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Beloit and the Telephone Pioneers Auxiliary.
Survivors included two daughters, Susan K. LaBin and Kathy M. Collins, both of Topeka; two sons, Gilbert J. Hulett of Beloit and Michael W. Hulett of Lawrence, Kan.; four brothers, Charles McCabe of Lanesboro, Orvin McCabe of Atlanta, Ga., Jim McCabe of Kirksville, Mo., and Roger McCabe of Harmony; five sisters, Alice McCabe of Seattle Wash., Rosella Peterson of Harmony, Grace Reicks of Bella Vista, Ark., Donna Weber of Springfield, Mo., and Marilyn Schorr of Lansing, Iowa; six grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death
A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Topeka. Graveside services were conducted at Ozarks Memorial Park in Branson.
Beth Huntington, 73, former area resident
Beth Marie Huntington, 73, of Owatonna, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at the Austin Medical Center. She had been suffering from cancer for some time.
Beth Marie Mlenar was born Feb. 5, 1927, in Fillmore, Minn., where she met and married her husband, Gerald Huntington, on Dec. 8, 1945.
They moved to Owatonna in 1962, where she was employed by the Owatonna Canning Company for 38 years. She was instrumental in the care of her elderly aunt for nine years. After retirement in 1996, she loved spending time taking care of her granddaughter, Brianna Huntington-Cords. She also enjoyed painting, cooking, plants and the great outdoors.
She is survived by her husband; one son, Marvin of Owatonna; three daughters, Marlene of Big Lake, Minn., Deborah Huntington and Tina (Bob) Cords, both of Owatonna; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her mother, Ruth (Mlenar) Grabau of Spring Valley; two sisters, Ardelina Ericson of Fountain and Phyllis (Paul) Duneman of Spring Valley; and one brother, Manley (Bud) Mlenar of Spring Valley. She was preceded in death by her father, Ludwig Mlenar.
The funeral was held Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Brick Postlewaite-Meger Funeral Home of Owatonna with the Rev. James Oberg officiating.