Arden 'Jake' Jacobson, 68, of Harmony
Arden Eugene Jacobson, 68, of Harmony, died Friday morning, Jan. 5, 2001, at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel where he had spent the past few years.
He was born Nov. 27, 1932, in Preston. He lived in Preston until 1945, then moved to Harmony. He served in the Korean Conflict and later returned to Harmony to reside. He was a general laborer around the Harmony area during his working years. He was known as "Jake" to many of his friends. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, animals and his plants.
He is survived by his sister, Marlene (Harvey) Fishbaugher of Harmony. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Jacobson, and a niece, Doris Fishbaugher.
Services were held at Lindstrom Funeral Home on Sunday with the Rev. Frances Townsend officiating. Flag presentation was conducted by the Gustav Berg American Legion Post of Harmony. Spring burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston. Lindstrom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Burton C. Jacobson, 84, of Wykoff
Burton C. Jacobson, 84, of Wykoff, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at his home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 3, 1917, in Havelock, Iowa, the son of Albert G. and Charlotte (Cole ) Jacobson. He was raised in the Havelock area, where he worked for area farmers. He married Irene Zech Feb. 3, 1940, in Pocahontas, Iowa. The couple made their home in Danbury, Iowa, where they farmed for two years, then moved to a farm in the Havelock area.
In 1949, they moved to a farm in Sargeant, Minn., and in 1954, to the Wykoff area. Besides farming, he worked at Bernard Implement in Chatfield and then at Methodist Hospital in Rochester until his retirement in 1986. Since then, the couple had enjoyed traveling and wintering in Apache Junction, Ariz. He also enjoyed children and his family and loved to fix things. He was a member of the Wykoff United Methodist Church and a former member of the Wykoff Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Gerald Jacobson, Sr., of Wykoff; four daughters, Linda Jacobson of Wykoff, Barbara Jacobson of Eagan, Minn., Kathleen (Curtis) Ruhser of Elkader, Iowa and Charlene Czapiewski of Spring Valley; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
The funeral was Thursday at the Wykoff United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Kandels officiating. Burial was in Wykoff Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff was in charge of arrangements.
Merle E. Jacobson, 82, formerly of SV
Merle Edwin Jacobson, 82, of Rochester and formerly of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester of natural causes.
He was born Oct. 2, 1918, in Clear Lake, Iowa, the son of Albert C. and Jessie Joy (Baker) Jacobson. In the 1930s the family moved to the Spring Valley area. He attended country school near Spring Valley. He was drafted into the U. S. Army, serving with the 133rd Infantry, 34th Division in the African and Italian Theaters. After his discharge, he returned to the Spring Valley area.
On Oct. 27, 1946, he was united in marriage to Paula Anne Larson at the Methodist Church in Spring Valley. After their marriage, the couple resided in rural Spring Valley. He worked at the Racine Elevator, and owned and operated a milk can and bulk service and farmed for several years. In 1969, he founded Jacobson Plumbing & Heating and also founded the Five J's Campground. He retired in 1994 and the couple moved to Rochester.
He was past president of the 34th Army Division and a former member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeremy B. (Susan) of Kasson, Jeffery J. (Sally) of Wabasha and Jamie E. (Denise) of Burnsville; seven grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Burdene and Maxine Jacobson.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Addison.
The funeral was Saturday at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. James Ross officiating. Burial with full military rites at the Spring Valley Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of the arrangements.
Esther B. Jahr, 88, sister of Mabel man
Esther B. Jahr, 88, of Rushford, a longtime area resident, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
She was born Esther B. Engrav on July 26, 1912, in Glenwood Township, Winneshiek County, and later moved with her family to Highland Prairie and graduated from Rushford High School in 1932. She married Raymond Jahr on Nov. 23, 1934.
She is survived by one son, Carl of Billings, Mont.; three daughters, Ruby Heiden of Minneapolis, Carol Kingsley of Peterson, and Marilyn Hofschulte of Mazeppa; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence Engrav of Mabel and Forest Engrav of LaCrosse, Wis.; and two sisters, Edna Moe of Decorah, and Emma Anderson of Waukon, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, six brothers, three sisters and two great-granddaughters.
The funeral was held at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson with the Rev. Rod Nygren officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Arthur Johnson, 98, once of Mabel area
Arthur G. Johnson, 98, of Rushford, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
He was born Oct. 19, 1902, in Preble Township, Fillmore County. On Sept. 7, 1933, he married Myrtle Hanson; she died in September of 1952. He farmed in the Highland area for many years and then was a carpenter for 20 years before his retirement at age 85. He was a member of Highland Prairie Lutheran Church and enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include two sons, Joel (Audrey) and Maynard (Marjo), both of Rushford; a daughter, Betty (Loren) Bierbaum of Eyota; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alice Rexford of Preston. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and a grandson.
The funeral was Saturday at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Mildred F. Johnson, 97, of Harmony
Mildred F. Johnson, 97, of Harmony, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at her home.
Mildred Frances Sauter was born June 15, 1903, in Hutchinson, Minn., to Will and Margaret (Harmon) Sauter. She attended elementary and secondary schools in Hutchinson and upon completion of her high school education in 1921, she attended St. Cloud State Teachers College from which she graduated in 1925. That same year she moved to Harmony and began teaching second grade children.
On Oct. 20, 1927, she married Harold T. Johnson of Harmony, in her parents home in Grove Lake, Minn. Following their wedding, they returned to Harmony and moved into their home in which she resided until her death.
She was a member of the Esther Circle of the Greenfield Lutheran Church, the Harmony Hospital Unit, the Harmony Womens’ Club and the Harmony Garden Club. She was also a founding member of the Photozatean Society and, with her husband, a founder of the Harmony Golf Club Association.
She loved gardening, drawing, painting, needlework, wood sculpting and reading — especially Scottish and English history and poetry.
Mrs. Johnson provided a loving home to her mother, two little girls and to her mother-in-law in her later years.
Her gentle nature, modesty, the daffodils in the spring and her humble kindness to others will forever remain in the memory of those who were loved by her.
Survivors include Callie Ann Lee (Harmon), Anne S. O’Brien and Ashley A. O’Brien of Chicago, Ill.; Nina Beryle Van de Linde (Harmon) of Harmony; Lisa F. Miller and James W.A. Hardy of Minneapolis; Leona Harmon of Harmony; Brian and Connie (Harmon) Goodman and Laura and Matt of Lime Springs, Iowa; Randy and Roxanne Harmon of Ellsworth, Wis.; and sisters-in-law, Ruth T. Benson of Harmony, Christine Sauter of Muncie, Ill. and Berniece Sauter of Tucson, Ariz., and niece Donna Pruitt of Muncie Ill.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold, and loving brothers, Verne M. Sauter and Donald Sauter.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, with burial in the church cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
Ruth T. Johnson, 81, once of Lanesboro
Ruth T. Johnson, 81, of Wenatchee, Wash., formerly of Lanesboro, died Dec. 3, 2000, in Wenatchee.
Ruth T. Abraham was born March 30, 1919, in Mankato. She married Stanley L. Johnson on June 5, 1937, in Minneapolis. They moved to this area in 1939. The Johnsons owned and operated the Johnson Funeral Home and Johnson Furniture in Lanesboro until 1980. Mr. Johnson died Oct. 7, 1980.
Survivors include a son, James (Marlys) of Rushford; two daughters, Suzanne (Terry) Sorum of Wenatchee and Catherine (Edward) Carlson of Minocqua, Wis., and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister.
A graveside service was held Sunday, May 13, at Lanesboro Cemetery, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro officiating.
Teman E. Johnson, 85 of Lanesboro
Teman E. Johnson, 85, of Lanesboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Green Lea Manor, Mabel of natural causes.
He was born on Sept. 12, 1915, in Tawney, Minn., the son of Tolaf and Ethel (Brown) Johnson. He attended Tawney country school. He served for five years in the United States Army during WWII in Normandy, and was involved in many campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star. After the war he returned to Lanesboro where he built a house and lived there with his mother and brother. He worked as a farmer and carpenter in Lanesboro and surrounding areas. For the last nine years until his retirement, he worked as a custodian for the Lanesboro school. On Aug. 29, 1971, he was united in marriage to Mildred Torgerson at Elstad Lutheran parsonage.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred, of Mabel and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
The funeral was held Saturday at Elstad Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro with the Rev. Rod Nygren officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with full military rites.
Thauwald Funeral Home, Preston, was in charge of arrangements.
Erik Allen Jorgensen, 35, Grand Meadow
Erik Allen Jorgensen, 35, of rural Grand Meadow, a construction worker, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at his home following a short illness.
He was born Oct. 29, 1965, in Denmark, and moved to rural Stewartville with his parents in 1966 and graduated from Stewartville High School in 1985. He had been employed by All American Co-op in Stewartville and also worked on the family farm. More recently, he was employed in construction trades. On Oct. 31, 1998, he married June Fieck in Grand Meadow. He was a member of Union Local 405 in Rochester and enjoyed the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Cory of Spring Valley; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Newton of Stewartville; a stepson, Christopher Newton of Grand Meadow; a stepgrandson; his parents, Knud and Wilma Jorgensen of Stewartville; two sisters, Jessica Jorgensen, Stewartville and Marie Jorgensen of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and two brothers, Hans of Stewartville and Keith of Rochester.
A memorial service was held Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville, with the Rev. Jules Erickson officiating. Burial will be in the spring.
Griffin Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville was in charge of arrangements.
William Joseph, 80, once of Preston
William "Bill" Edward Joseph, 80, of Upland, Calif., formerly of Preston, died May 14, 2001, at San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland.
He was born Oct. 12, 1920, in Preston and lived in the Inland area for over 50 years.
He was a painting contractor, retiring in 1985. He served in the U.S. Air Force European Theatre of War during World War II, flying 34 missions, and was awarded a Distinguished Air Medal.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Upland.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Evelyn S. Joseph; a son, William Edward Joseph Jr. (Eloisa) of Chino, Calif.; two daughters, Connie Saalig (Edward) of Upland and Lori Markowitz (Mitch) of Chino Hills, Calif.; a brother, Joe Joseph of Upland; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Friday at Todd Memorial Chapel in Pomona.
Todd Memorial Chapel was in charge of services.