Clifford Arneson, 81, of Harmony
Clifford Arneson, 81, of Harmony died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wis.
He was born May 18, 1920, in Fillmore County and married Eldred Kniss in 1944. The couple farmed in York Township, Fillmore County, and then near Harmony. They retired in 1979 and moved into Harmony.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Irene Hildestad of Harmony and JuLayne Arneson of Lake City; a grandson; a sister, Genevieve (Kenneth) Jones of Cresco, Iowa; and a brother, Russell (Geneva) Arneson of Harmony.
The funeral was Monday at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, with the Rev. James Radatz officiating. Burial was in Greenfield Cemetery.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of arrangements.
Roger Compart, 69, of Preston area
Roger Compart died Jan. 3, 2002, at his country home, Second Nature.
He was born to Fred and Frieda Compart on Feb. 11, 1932, in Granby Township, Nicollet, Minn.
He farmed for a number of years in Nicollet County, worked for Kato Engineering of Mankato for 28 years and retired in 1994. On Oct. 11, 1975, he married Elaine Brunner in Blooming Prairie, Minn. They moved to the Preston- Greenleafton area to their 10-acre hobby farm in April 1994.
He is survived by his wife, a son, Scott of Mabel; two daughters, Melissa of Osseo, Wis., and Tamara (Bill) Everett of Annandale, Minn; four grandsons, Will, Ben, Sam and Zech; one brother, Oliver (Mary) Compart of St. Peter, Minn.; and special friends, Rick and Charri Attenberger of Kasota, Minn. A sister preceded him in death.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wykoff, with the Rev. Peter Sestak officiating. Burial will follow at a later date.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday for an informal memorial service at the church and an hour before the service on Saturday.
Mary E. Corwin, 84, with ties to Preston
Mary E. Corwin, 84, of Rhame, N.D., died Sunday, Dec, 30, 2001, at Southwest Health Care Center in Bowman, N.D.
Mary E. Atkinson was born Nov. 25, 1917, Thanksgiving Day, at her parents home in Slope County, N. D. She was the daughter of William and Ethel (Yaste) Atkinson. She attended country school in Slope County with her mother as her teacher in various schools through most of the eight grades. She attended Rhame High School, graduating in 1934. She then went to Preston, where her mother's family lived and worked as a nanny/housekeeper for the Anderson family. After a year she returned home to North Dakota and went to Bismarck, N.D., and graduated from Capital Commercial College. She married Howard Corwin on Feb. 23, 1940, in Bismarck.
She worked at Bowman Drug for 17 years and ran the family farm in Rhame for another 25 years, raising sheep and enjoying gardening and country life. She entered Southwest Health Care in July 2000 due to failing health.
She is survived by one son, Doug (Kathy) Corwin of St. Mary's Ga.; two daughters, Ann (Gene) Bergquist, Rhame and Kathleen (Leonard) Bergquist, Hettinger, N.D.; one sister, Donna (Vernon) Davis, Albuquerque N.M.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her uncle, Wyman (Pearl) Yaste of Preston and cousins in the Preston area.
She was preceded in death by her husband who died in 1967 and an infant sister.
Funeral services were held Jan. 4 at Mound Church north of Rhame.
Glen Eide, 71, of Lanesboro
Glen Hjalmer Eide, 71, of Lanesboro, a retired farmer, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at home.
He was born Dec. 25, 1930, in Lanesboro.
He graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1949. He married Marjorie Northouse on Jan. 14, 1950, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro. They lived in rural Lanesboro until moving into the city one year ago. He was past president of North Prairie Lutheran Church, a former member of the cemetery board, a former member of Farm Credit Services, a past Fillmore County commissioner, a past member of the Lanesboro School Board and a DAC board member for 18 years. He enjoyed bowling and fishing and was an avid sports fan.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Gary and Keith (Charlene), both of Lanesboro, and Kevin (Sandy) of Mahtomedi, Minn.; two daughters, Gayle Burdick of Rochester and Beth (Ryan) Vitse of Peterson; 15 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two step-granddaughters; two sisters, Lois Ulrich of Rushford and Corrine (Len) Speltz of Palos Verdes, Calif.; and a special caregiver, Jenny McGrath of Dungarvan, Ireland.
He was preceded in death by a sister.
Memorials are suggested to ALS or the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The funeral was Monday at North Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro, with the Rev. Karen Rossing Grandall officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.
Albert Hatlestad, 97, Spring Valley
Albert Hatlestad, 97, of Spring Valley, a retired butter maker, died Jan. 2, 2002, at the Spring Valley Care Center, where he had been a resident since July.
He was born Nov. 23, 1904, to James O. and Olga (Nordby) Hatlestad on a farm between Ostrander and LeRoy. He moved with his family to Spring Valley in 1907.
He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, where he was a longtime treasurer. He worked for the Spring Valley Creamery for more than 30 years. He liked to bowl, and was a member of the McConnell Electric bowling team. After retirement, he enjoyed working part-time at the Fowler Oil Company gasoline station in Spring Valley.
On July 23, 1959, he married Marjorie Rhoten Laging in Racine, Minn. They enjoyed traveling, visiting with friends and family, and often played cards when entertaining. She died in 1995.
Survivors include his stepson, Jon (Kay) Laging of Preston; two stepgrandsons, Christopher Laging of Preston and Keller (Michele) Laging of Girdwood, Alaska, and two stepgreat-grandsons; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Edwin (Jen) Hatlestad of Faribault, nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Kevin Woestehoff officiating. Spring burial of his ashes will be in Hamilton Cemetery in rural Racine.
The family prefers memorials be given to Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Larry Jertson, 50, of rural Lanesboro
Larry G. Jertson, 50, of rural Lanesboro, a farmer, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.
He was born Oct. 24, 1951, in La Crosse, Wis. He attended Big Spring School and graduated from Peterson High School. He was a collector of John Deere memorabilia and bought and restored old John Deere machinery. He was a lifetime member of the North Prairie Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
The funeral was Tuesday at North Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro with the Rev. Karen Grandahl officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Hoff Funeral Homes-Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Infant daughter of R. Jones, Wykoff
Kiley Ann Jones, 7-day-old daughter of Robert C. Jones of Wykoff and Rebecca E. Swenson of Osage, Iowa, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, 2002, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. She was born Dec. 26, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.
She is survived by her parents; maternal grandparents Carmine and Dean Swenson of rural Riceville, Iowa; paternal grandparents Pat Jones and Charles Doering of Wykoff and Duane D. Jones of Rochester; maternal great-grandparents, Violette and Herman Rickerl of LeRoy; paternal great-grandmothers, Frances Voeltz of Spring Valley and Beverly Jones of Rochester; maternal aunts and uncles, Tara and Kevin Swenson of Riceville and Mike, Jason and Sheila Swenson, all of rural Riceville; and paternal uncle and aunt, Deb and Tim O'Connor of Kasson, Minn.
She was preceded in death by one maternal great-grandfather; two maternal great-grandmothers; two paternal great-grandfathers, and an uncle, David Jones.
The funeral Mass was Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Riceville, with the Rev. Ray E. Atwood officiating. Burial in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in LeRoy.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Langlie, 85, of Spring Grove
Evelyn Bertina Langlie, 85, of Spring Grove, died of cancer Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minn.
Evelyn Ellingson was born Feb. 26, 1916, in Winneshiek County and attended rural schools in North Dakota and Iowa. She married Oscar Langlie on Oct. 28, 1937, and the couple farmed near Quandahl, Iowa, and rural Spring Grove until moving into Spring Grove in 1959. She worked at Mansfield Industries, Control Data and Skifton Grocery and did volunteer work at Spring Grove Library and Senior Citizens Center. She was a member of the local quilting guild, American Legion Auxiliary and Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church and its women's groups.
Surviving are a son, Lennis of Warner Robins, Ga.; two daughters, Karen Langlie of St. Anthony, Minn., and Dorene (Larry) Norgren of Maple Grove, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and three brothers.
The funeral was Monday, Dec. 31, in Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church, the Rev. Arndt Braaten officiating. Burial was in Waterloo Ridge Church Cemetery.
Roble Funeral Home of Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Gale McCaslin, 91, mother of SV man
Gale A. McCaslin, 91, of Adams, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at the Adams Health Care Center.
Gale Madison was born Jan. 26, 1910, in LeRoy. She graduated from LeRoy High School. On June 25, 1946, she married "Mac" McCaslin in Austin. He died in September 1970. She worked as a secretary for Martz Furniture and also for Mayo Clinic.
Survivors include two sons, Arol (Diane) of Spring Valley and Stan (Sharon) of Farmville, Va.; five grandchildren; and a sister, Donna Ginter of Rochester. She was preceded in death by two brothers.
A service will be held at a later date. The body was cremated.
Wayne Arthur Nagel, 72, once of Preston
Wayne Arthur Nagel, 72, of Stewartville, a retired IBM employee, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness.
Born Aug. 6, 1929, in rural Preston, he grew up on the family farm and attended Preston schools. On Nov. 12, 1948, he married Beverly C. Speer in Greenleafton. They lived in Rochester until moving to Stewartville in 1962. He was employed at IBM for 32 years and was a procurement engineer when he retired in 1990.
During retirement, he worked part-time for Hertz Car Rentals. His wife worked in retail sales in Rochester before her retirement. Mr. Nagel was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville and served as its treasurer. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years, a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club, and was a longtime member of the Stewartville Lions Club and served as its 1998-99 president. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed camping, reading and traveling.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Cheryl (Robert) Fauver of Stewartville; a son, David of Stewartville; and five grandchildren. A brother preceded him in death.
The funeral was Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville, with the Rev. Ron Allen officiating. Burial was at the Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.
Memorials may be made to Stewartville First Responders or American Lung Association for emphysema research.
Paul A. Shepard, father of SV man
The Rev. Paul A. Shepard, 86, of New Castle, Ind., died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at the Americare Living Center.
He was born March 24, 1915, in Spurgeon, Ind., the son of James L. and Emma Ferguson Shepard. He was a descendent of James McHenry, a signer of the Constitution.
He married Geraldine Dingman June 9, 1940.
He formerly served as chaplain at Henry County Memorial Hospital and was a Methodist minister in New Castle since 1976. He was a native of Pike County, Ind., attended Oakland City College and graduated from Franklin College in 1934. He received a master of divinity from Colgate-Rochester College in Rochester, N.Y. He began preaching at the age of 14 and served 41 years in the ministry. He was a member of the South Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church and member of several Kiwanis clubs, serving as president twice. Besides New Castle, he served churches in Vermont and New York State, and Plainfield, New Carlisle, Clinton, Rockville, Monon, Jamestown, Seymour, Evansville, Mooresville, Washington, and Connersville, Ind. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of New Castle.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Ellen Shepard and Marla Shepard, both of Indianapolis; a son, John (Margaret) of Spring Valley; four grandchildren, Mark and Joel Kazibwami, of Costa Mesa, Calif., Jill Shepard of Saint Bonifacious, Minn., and Jeff Shepard of Vail, Colo.; and a brother, Dr. Carl E. Shepard of Mount Carmel, Ill.
Interment was at the Green Hills Memory Garden, New Castle. Macer-Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Grace Stockdale, 98, Spring Valley
Grace Elaine Stockdale, 98, of Spring Valley, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at the Ostrander Nursing Home, where she had resided for the past 16 months.
Grace Lubbers was born Sept. 12, 1903, in Elwood, Ill., to Victor and Cora (Spotts) Lubbers. As a youth, she moved with her family to South Dakota and later to the Lime Springs, Iowa, area. She worked for a time at the Wells Grocery in Lime Springs, and on Sept. 1, 1932, she was united in marriage to Clarence Stockdale at the Methodist parsonage in Lime Springs. Together they farmed in York Township, Fillmore County, until he died in 1969. She moved to Spring Valley at that time and worked in the Spring Valley Elementary School cafeteria.
She is survived by one son, Gareld (Verna) Stockdale of Spring Valley; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Howard, and two sisters, Mabel and Florance.
Services were held Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Kevin Woestehoff officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Lime Springs.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Palmer P. Wangen, 79, of Canton
Palmer P. Wangen, 79, of Canton, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
He was born Sept. 28, 1922, near Lanesboro to Edward and Bertha (Olson) Wangen. He attended the Ohara School in rural Lanesboro. From 1944 to 1946 he served in the United States Army where he worked in communications and was stationed in the Philippines and Korea. On Aug. 3, 1951, he married Leona Vickerman at the Highland Prairie Lutheran Church. They farmed in the Canton and Harmony areas until 1974 when they moved into Canton. He also worked at the Canton Elevator and for Fred Carlson Company in Decorah. He enjoyed the Minnesota Twins and repairing lawn mowers.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Vergene (Jim) Kelly of Canton; four sons, Larry (Rhonda) of Canton, Leslie (Pam) of Rushford, Arlis (Karla) of Canton, and Ricky (JoAnne) of Lime Springs; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, James (Irma) and Peter (Naomi), both of Harmony, and Merlin (Marge) of Sparta, Wis.; five sisters, Marian Bothun and Ruth Beatty, both of Rochester, Ella Olstad of LaCrosse, Orlie (Erlin) Iverson of Byron and Gladys (Marlin) Zimmer of St. James, Minn. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenny, and a granddaughter, Brenda Wangen.
The funeral was Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Henrytown Lutheran Church in rural Canton with the Rev. Allen Hermeier officiating. Burial in the Henrytown Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion Post 400 from Canton.
Mengis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
F. Waudby, mother of Mabel woman
Frieda Louise Waudby, 87, of Austin, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, in Comforcare Good Samaritan Center.
Frieda Peter was born Dec. 12, 1914, in Waterloo, Iowa. She graduated from Waterloo East High School and attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She married Orren Innes Waudby in Denton, Texas, on July 15, 1944. She taught for several years in the Rose Creek and Elkton schools until her retirement in 1978. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday School, was a WELCA Bible Study Leader, the church's first woman deacon and a member of the Esther Circle.
Surviving are two daughters, the Rev. Mary Waudby of Mabel, and Susan Waudby of Austin; two sons, Robert (Sheryl) of Gallup, N.M., and Richard (Carol) of Columbia, Mo.; three grandsons; two sisters, Florence (Dwight) Shafer of San Jose, Calif., and Gertrude McLemore; and a brother, Frank (Marjorie) Peter of Reedly, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister.
The funeral was Wednesday, Jan. 2, in Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Don Deines officiating. Burial was in Cedar City Cemetery in rural Austin.