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MINNESOTA - Fillmore County - Miscellaneous Obituaries from 1998 - 13

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Friday, 28 August 2009, at 9:17 p.m.

Robert L. Main, 45, of Ostrander
Robert L. Main, 45, of Ostrander, a farmer and Seneca Foods employee, died Wednesday, April 29, 1998, in the emergency room of Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester of injuries suffered in a car accident south of Wykoff.
He was born May 22, 1952, in LeRoy. He farmed with his father and also worked at Seneca Foods for 16 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Spring Valley.
Survivors include his parents, Everett L. and Eva Main of Ostrander; and three sisters, Mary Ellen (Mrs. Jerry) Ray of Tacoma, Wash., Eunice (Mrs. Al) Mahlum of Spring Valley and Patricia (Mrs. Jim) Pacyna of Rochester. A brother preceded him in death.
The funeral was Saturday at First Baptist Church in Spring Valley with the Revs. Scott Nupson and Dave Stockeland co-officiating. Casketbearers included Gary Bly, Jack Bly, Scott Bly, Frank Krahn, Paul Main and Rick Schmidt. Organist was Sharon Ryg and soloists were Ann Mahlum and Amy Mahlum Burial was in Spring Valley Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

Heidi Major, 39, formerly of Preston
Heidi Major, 39, of Alma, Wis., wife of Robert Major, formerly of Preston, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Heidi Rothering was born April 14, 1959, in Wabasha. On May 5, 1984, she married Robert Major in Alma and they lived in Hastings, Minn., before moving to Alma. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Aeysha and Alexa, and a son, Aiken, all at home; her father, Duane Rothering Sr. of Alma; and three brothers, Duane Jr. of the Twin Cities, and Peter and Lonnie, both of Alma. Her mother preceded her in death.
Visitation will be Thursday. The funeral will be Friday in Winona.
Stohr-Hagen-Wozney Funeral Home in Alma was in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn A. Martin, 86, formerly of Preston
Marilyn A. Martin, 86, of Chatfield, a former elementary school teacher, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where she had resided about five years.
Marilyn A. Case was born Oct. 11, 1911, in Preston, grew up in Preston and Cherry Grove, and was a 1929 graduate of Chatfield High School. She attended college in Duluth for two years and then taught in Duluth for 11 years and later in Cherry Grove. On July 11, 1957, she married John Martin in Chatfield.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Arlyn Wilbur of Eagle River, Alaska; three stepdaughters, Lolaraye (Mrs. Irving) Wiarda Jr. of Dows, Iowa, Lucille Prinsen of Rochester and Janis Tabor of Mankato; a stepson, William Berning of Stewartville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Berning.
The funeral was Friday at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Chatfield with the Rev. Robert Edwards officiating.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

Edward G. Marzolf, 81, of rural Fountain
Edward G. Marzolf, 81, of rural Fountain, died Thursday evening, April 16, 1998, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.
He was born Feb. 21, 1917, in rural Fountain the son of John and Anna (Bender) Marzolf. He worked on the family farm in the rural Preston area until moving onto a farm in Fountain Township in 1958. He farmed and worked at Kappers Quarry in Fountain until his retirement in 1987. He became a resident of the Chosen Valley Care Center in October 1995. He married June Goldsmith on June 13, 1980, in Fountain and the couple made their home on his farm where they ran the M&M Ceramics shop for a number of years.
He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston and had been baptized and confirmed in St. Paul's Lutheran (the former German Lutheran Church) in Preston.
He is survived by his wife, June, of the Chosen Valley Care Center; one sister, Luella Gilbertson of Austin, Minn.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Reuben and Alice of Rochester; Herman and Averlene of Preston, Carrol of Preston and sister-in-law Carllie Marzolf of Spring Valley; four stepsons, twins Wayne Goldsmith of Chatfield and Wyatt Goldsmith of Lanesboro; Donald Goldsmith of Brandon, Minn., and Terry Goldsmith of Racine; two stepdaughters, Teresa and Brenda; special family friend, Sally Larson of Preston, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Harold, and one sister, Laura.
The funeral was Monday at Christ Lutheran Church, with the Revs. Jim Rushton and Joe Schularick co-officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Preston.
Thauwald Funeral Home, Preston, was in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Matson, 73, formerly of Harmony
Hazel Matson, 73, died at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, on Nov. 26, 1998.
She was born March 10, 1925, in Fillmore County, the daughter of Joseph Lee and Mildred (Willford) Fairbanks. She was united in marriage to Walter Matson on August 15, 1941. They made their home in Harmony and she worked for Pederson Brothers in Harmony for 35 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Greenfield Lutheran Church, its Esther Circle and the Harmony American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth (Betty) Foster of Honolulu, Hawaii, Sharyn Kiehne of Harmony and Barbara Fishbaugher of Cedar Falls, Iowa; two sons, Dr. Mark Matson of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Brian Matson of Honolulu, Hawaii; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two brothers, Donald Fairbanks, Florissant, Mo., and Leland Fairbanks of Tempe, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her husband, in 1969; one brother, Arthur, and one sister, Pearl Barker.
The funeral service was held Monday at Greenfield Lutheran Church, Harmony, with the Revs. Jonathan and Ann Sorum and the Rev. Donald Feuerhak officiating. Burial was in the Greenfield Cemetery.
Lindstrom Funeral Home, Harmony, was in charge of arrangements.

Burdette E. Maust, 88, Preston native
Burdette E. Maust, 88, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at the Harmony Community Hospital.
He was born April 13, 1909, in Preston, the son of Samuel and Grace (Winterstein) Maust. When he was a young boy the family moved to a dairy farm outside the city and he helped the family with its milk delivery route. He attended Preston Public School.
He later worked for the A.G. Olson Ice and Coal Business and then in 1933 was employed by Foley Construction Co. in the building of Highway 52. He also continued to farm the family farm until being drafted into the Army, 35th Infantry Division on April 9, 1942. He served in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters and was awarded the Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters, two Bronze Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the Combat Infantry's Badge. He was discharged Aug. 27, 1945.
He married June E. Utley on Dec. 28, 1950, in Preston. The couple purchased and lived on a farm in Carimona Township, rural Preston, where they raised registered Jersey cattle and registered Suffolk and Hampshire sheep. They moved from the farm to Preston in October 1974. She died March 30, 1979.
He is survived by a daughter, Carol (Mrs. LuVerne) Soland of Preston; six grandchildren; two sisters, Avis Tollefson of Detroit, Mich., and Viva Shanahan of Preston; six nephews and two nieces.
He was a member of the Preston United Methodist Church, the Jersey Cattle Club, the Preston American Legion and charter member, past commander and quartermaster of the Preston VFW Post. He was also a member of the Preston Garden Club and Lion's Club. He enjoyed fishing.
Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Preston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anthony Fink officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Preston, with military rites conducted by the Preston American Legion and VFW Posts.
Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.

John Henry McDonald, 79, of Whalan
John Henry McDonald, 79, of Whalan, died Friday morning, Jan. 16, 1998, at his home after a brief illness.
Mr. McDonald was born Oct. 17, 1918, in Newburg, Mo., and served in the Army from 1938 to 1945. In 1942 he married Ruth Wallace in Yuma, Ariz., and they were later divorced. He and Nina Barber Gullickson were married Dec. 20, 1980, in Whalan. She survives. Mr. McDonald lived in Missouri, Indiana and Oklahoma, and then in Harmony from 1969 until moving to Whalan in 1980. He was a truck driver for Harmony Agri Service until his retirement in 1981 and also was a sign painter. He was a member of the Whalan American Legion.
Survivors include two sons, John Jr. of Surprise, Ariz., and Calvin of D'Hanis, Texas; a daughter, Kathleen (Mrs. Charles) Durst of Portland, Ore.; three stepdaughters, Anna (Mrs. Greg) Sorenson of Rushford, Susan (Mrs. Gregg) Wegner of Wells, Minn., and Janette Gullickson of Stillwater, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leslie and C.T., both of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Betty Ann Kendrick; and three half sisters, Loretta Reavis of Las Vegas, Joan and Mary. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Whalan Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul R. Johnson officiating. Military rites were conducted by the Whalan American Legion. Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.

Harold E. McDowell, 83, brother of SV man
Harold E. McDowell, 83, of Austin, formerly of Chatfield and Preston, died Sunday evening, May 17, 1998, in the Austin Medical Center Hospice Unit.
Born Oct. 14, 1914, in Preston, he moved to Chatfield as a child, and after graduating from Chatfield High School in 1933, worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps. On Sept. 4, 1941, he married Florence M. Long in Preston and they lived in Preston until moving to Austin in 1959. During World War II, he served in the Army and was stationed in Alaska and Columbus, Ga. After his discharge, he was employed as a plumber and sheet metal worker, and from 1963 until his retirement in 1984 was a maintenance engineer for Austin public schools. Mr. McDowell was a member of AARP, a charter member of the Preston VFW Club and attended Crane Community Chapel.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Allen of Austin and Paul of Eagan, Minn.; two grandsons; a sister, Anna Rose (Mrs. Ray) Lafrieniere of Preston; and a brother, George of Spring Valley. He was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and a sister.
The funeral was Thursday at Crane Community Chapel in Austin with the Revs. Randy Peterson and Joe Matt co-officiating. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery in Austin with military graveside rites by Austin American Legion Post 91.
Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Mensink, 81, of Spring Valley
Dorothy Mensink, 81, of Spring Valley, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at Rochester Methodist Hospital.
Dorothy Scheevel was born Dec. 5, 1916, in York Township, Fillmore County, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Nagel) Scheevel. She attended the rural schools. She was united in marriage to Herschel Mensink on Sept. 27, 1940, at Greenleafton. They lived in the Greenleafton area all their married lives and she continued to live there until moving to Spring Valley five years ago. Her husband died April 17, 1980.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry of Rochester and Duane of Spring Valley; a daughter, Sharon (Mrs. Dennis) Hanson of Rochester; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Frances (Mrs. Melvin) Scheevel of Chester, Iowa.
The funeral was Thursday at Greenleafton Reformed Church in rural Preston with burial in Greenleafton Cemetery.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of arrangements.

Rose L. Miland, 83, of Spring Valley
Rose L. Miland, 83, of Spring Valley died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998, at Spring Valley Care Center where she had lived for one day.
She was born June 9, 1914, in rural Spring Valley. She married Orville Miland and they later divorced. She was a homemaker and worked for Libby's. She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church.
Survivors include three sons, Ronald Miland of Rochester, and Lester and Jerry Miland, both of Spring Valley; one daughter, Patricia (Mrs. Harlan) Bucknell of LeRoy; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Raymond of Rochester; three sisters, Mae Hart and Frances Zincke, both of Rochester, and Sylvia (Mrs. Wilbur) Cregar of Moline, Ill. She was preceded in death by her former husband and one sister.
The funeral was Tuesday at First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Robert Burmeister officiating. Interment in Spring Valley Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home of Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

William P. Milburn, 82, of Ostrander
William P. Milburn, 82, of Ostrander, a former school custodian and bus driver, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, en route to Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
He was born June 24, 1916, in Truman, Minn. On Jan. 31, 1943, he married Myrtle Ruud in Anoka, Minn. He worked for Ruan Transport for 20 years and then was a custodian and bus driver for LeRoy-Ostrander Schools for 18 years.
A member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander, he served on the church council and as head usher for 35 years. Also, he served on the city council and fire department and delivered meals on wheels.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sharilyn (Mrs. Steve) Jensen of Mankato, Minn.; two sons, Steven of Rochester and Scott of St. Charles; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Opal Guest of Bemidji, Minn. Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander with the Rev. Norman Bauer officiating. Burial in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy was in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude Milene, 93, mother of SV woman
Gertrude Milene, 93, formerly of St. Charles, a longtime area homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. She had resided at Speltz Home Plus Assisted Living in Lewiston the past three years.
Gertrude Perry was born Oct. 31, 1904, in Wayzata, Minn., and lived in Winona County most of her life. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Her husband, Henry Milene, preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Marlo of Eyota and Bruce of Ajo, Ariz.; four daughters, Karen (Mrs. Jerry) Lappier of Rochester, Isabel (Mrs. Don) Larson of Spring Valley; Gertrude Ann (Mrs. James) Drazkowski of Winona and Caroline Jo Robinson of Los Angeles; 32 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons; a daughter; a sister and three brothers.
The funeral was Saturday at Hoff Funeral Home in St. Charles with the Rev. Jeff Forbes officiating. Burial in North Prairie Lutheran Cemetery.

Ralph L. Miles, 85, father of SV woman
Ralph Lewis Miles, 85, of Simpsonville, S. C., died Monday, March 2, 1998, at his residence.
He was born in Norwich, N.Y., a son of the late Francis and Agnes Wilkins Miles. He was retired from Morton Norwich, was a lifetime member of the Elks Club, and was a member of Simpsonville First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Holmes Miles; one son and his wife, Bruce and Sue Miles of Lincolnton, N. C.; one daughter and her husband, Pamela and David Phillips of Spring Valley; one sister, Barbara Chambers of Huntsville, Ala.; five grandchildren, Christopher Miles, Angela Cooley, Steven Miles, Lisa Phillips and Greg Phillips; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Cannon Funeral Home, Jones Chapel, in Simpsonville, conducted by the Rev. J. T. Cromer with burial in Riverview Cemetery in Oxford, N Y.
Memorials may be made to Greenville Hospital System Hospice, 255 Enterprise Blvd., Greenville, S. C. 29615.
Visitation will be following the service.

Helen M. Miller, 84, of Spring Valley
Helen M. Miller, 84, of Spring Valley and formerly of Ostrander, died Saturday, March 21, 1998, at the Spring Valley Care Center in Spring Valley where she had resided for the past two years.
She was born Feb. 11, 1914, in Florid, Ill., to Elijah Pickerill and Carrie Springer Pickerill. On Oct. 7, 1931, she married Herman E. Miller in Austin, Minn., and together they farmed in the Dundee, Ill., area until 1945 when they moved to the Ostrander area. In 1949 they moved into Ostrander where her husband owned and operated a feed mill and worked for the Farmers Elevator. Mrs. Miller started Helen's Coffe Shop in 1955 and later owned and operated the Chalet Cafe in Ostrander.
She is survived by two sons, Frederick and his wife, Shirley, of Spring Valley (rural Ostrander) and Herman Jr. and his wife, Jeanne, of Ostrander. Also one daughter-in-law, Lorraine of Lime Springs; nine grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren and one sister, Sarah Wilke, of Dundee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Warren, three sisters and two brothers.
Services were held Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander with the Rev. Norm Bauer officiating. Evelyn Clark, Donald Dahl and Edward Dahl provided the special music. Casket bearers were Johnathon Christopherson, Bryan Miller, Dan Miller, David Miller, Scott Rindels, Scott Shurson, Craig Springer and Neil Yost. Interment was in Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield Township, rural Ostrander.
Hutchins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Milner, 94, of Grand Meadow
Hazel Milner, 94, of Grand Meadow, a former teacher, died Friday, July 17, 1998, at Meadow Manor Nursing Home in Grand Meadow, where she resided since May, 1993.
Hazel Busby was born May 12, 1904. On Aug. 9, 1930, she married Charles Milner in Arcadia, Wis. He died March 16, 1994. Mrs. Milner taught in Grand Meadow schools.
Survivors include two daughters, Marian Milner and Jeanne Holmstrom, both of St. Paul; a son, James R. of Tempe, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Five brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
A graveside service was held Tuesday in Grand Meadow Cemetery, with the Rev. Jean Dumas officiating. Burial in Grand Meadow Cemetery.
Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow was in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation.

Clarence Moen, 79, father of Canton woman
Clarence O. Moen, 79, of Decorah, father of Gail Snell of Canton, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse after a short illness.
Survivors also include his wife, Arlene; a son, a brother, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Four sisters and a grandson preceded him in death.
The funeral was Thursday at Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah. Burial was in Lutheran Cemetery in Decorah.
Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah was in charge of arrangements.

Eileen Mohs, mother of Harmony woman
Eileen Mohs, 74, of Postville, Iowa, died Sept. 15, 1998, at her home.
Eileen Florence Mary Bertha (Kruse) Mohs, the daughter of Leroy Henry and Eda Genz Kruse, was born Jan. 10, 1924, at Hardin in Clayton County, near Luana, Iowa. She had reached the age of 74 years, eight months and five days. She was baptized and confirmed in St. John Lutheran Church at Luana. She graduated from the Luana Consolidated School.
She was married to Harold Eldo Mohs on Feb. 27, 1946, in St. John Lutheran Church in Luana. To this union six children were born. She was employed by Dr. Kiesau's office for 20 years. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. She was also a member of the V.F.W. auxiliary and was presently serving as secretary. She was a strong supporter of the organization, attending meetings and selling poppies.
Surviving are her five children, David Mohs of Scottsdale, Ariz., Dale (Deb) Mohs of St. Olaf, Iowa, Mary (Mrs. Greg) Braun of Harmony, Richard (Diane) Mohs of Ossian, Iowa, and Nancy (Mrs. Bob) Radloff of Postville, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Dustin and Dannon Mohs, Callie and Scott Braun, John Tieskoetter, Bobbie and Kristie Radloff; five brothers, Leo (Dorothy) Kruse of Minneapolis, Marvin (Lula) Kruse of Sarasota, Fla., Norman (Georgia) Kruse of Ames, Iowa, Gene (Gretchen) Kruse of Nevada, Iowa, and Jim (Diane) Kruse of Postville. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold, who died Oct. 21, 1997, a son, Dennis Mohs, who died in infancy, her stepmother, Hattie, and a brother, Virgil Kruse.
Funeral services were Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Postville. The Rev. T. M. Marks officiated. Marian Schutte was the organist. Burial was in the Postville Cemetery. A VFW Auxiliary service was held Sept. 18 at the Schutte Funeral Home.
Schutte Funeral Home in Postville was in charge of arrangements.

Gladys J. Morem, 88, Harmony native
Gladys J. Morem, 88, of Rochester, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Charter House.
Gladys J. Johnson was born June 16, 1909, in Harmony, and was a dental assistant before her marriage. On Nov. 6, 1929, she married Harold A. Morem in Harmony. Her husband is a retired Home Federal Savings Bank president. Mrs. Morem was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and a former member of Rochester Golf and Country Club.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline (Mrs. Philip) Blackford of Brookings, S.D.; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mabel Ballah of Phoenix, Ariz., and Delone Beaubien of Rochester; and two brothers, Oliver Johnson of Harmony and Curtis Johnson of New York City.
There will be a memorial service 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Charter House Chapel with the Revs. Robert Onkka and Annalise Opitz co-officiating. A private family burial service will be held in Oakwood Cemetery.
Ranfranz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation or reviewal.
Memorials are suggested to Bethel Lutheran Church.

Harold A. Morem, 91, formerly of SV
Harold A. Morem died May 29, 1998, at Brookview Manor in Brookings, S. D.
He was born Aug. 9, 1906, in Monticello, Minn., and moved to Harmony, Minn., with his family at an early age. On Nov. 6, 1929, he married Gladys Johnson in Harmony. They moved to Spring Valley in 1935.
On January 1, 1937, he started his career with Osterud Affiliated Companies of Home Federal Savings Bank, Security Finance Corporation and Osterud Agency, Inc. He became credit manager in 1938, assistant treasurer of Security Finance Corporation in 1945 and secretary of Home Federal in 1948. Morem was elected a member of the board of directors of Home Federal in January 1954 and served until January 1977. He was elected vice president in 1960, executive vice president, treasurer and managing officer in 1964. He served as president of Home Federal from January 1975 until retirement in 1977.
He is associate member of Bethel Lutheran Church of Rochester and past member of Rochester Golf and Country Club. Mr. Morem was an avid golfer.
He is survived by one daughter, Jacquelin, son-in-law, Dr. Phillip R. Blackford; three granddaughters, Nancy Van Dyke, Barbara Jones, Patricia Erickson and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters and his wife.
Memorial services are being held Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minn., at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Onkka officiating.
Memorials are preferred to Bethel Lutheran Church or donor's choice.

Vera C. Morey, 91, of Harmony
Vera C. Morey, 91, of Harmony, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998, at the Harmony Community Nursing Home in Harmony.
The former Vera Hahn was born Jan. 18, 1906, in Preston Township, rural Preston, to Richard and Susan (Ogg) Hahn. She attended South Windy Ridge rural school and graduated from Preston High School and normal training. She taught school throughout Fillmore County for many years. She married Julius W. Morey on Sept. 29, 1937, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple then purchased a farm outside of Preston on South Windy Ridge and farmed there for 44 years. In 1981 they moved to Harmony and later to the Harmony Community Nursing Home in February 1994. Mr. Morey died March 8, 1994.
Mrs. Morey was a lifelong member of Root River Church of the Brethren, the Jolly Time Club and enjoyed tatting as a hobby.
She is survived by a sister, Ila Bloom, and sister-in-law, Darlene Hahn, both of Preston; a nephew, Richard Bloom of Phoenix; a foster son, John Nordstrom, Sr., of Canton, and foster grandchildren, John and James Nordstrom both of Harmony, Lori Callies of Blaine, Minn.; Josh and Gina Ommen of Harmony and Jessi Norby of Canton; foster great-granddaughter, Cayla Callies of Blaine. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Roger Hahn.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the Root River Church of the Brethren, rural Preston, with the Rev. Frances Townsend officiating. Burial was in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston. Arrangements were by Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston.

Edwin Morken, 74, of Spring Grove
Edwin Sylvester "Eddie" Morken, 74, of Spring Grove, died Saturday, March 21, 1998, at Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove.
Born Aug. 6, 1923, in Black Hammer Township, Houston County, rural Spring Grove, he graduated from Spring Grove High School in 1941 and lived in the area all his life. On Jan. 27, 1945, he married Margaret Muller at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. Mr. Morken was a livestock dealer and owned and operated Spring Grove Livestock Exchange for 50 years. He was active in the community and was a member of Tri-State Cattle Association and Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, John of La Crosse, Wis., and Ronald of Tumon, Guam; four daughters, Elaine (Mrs. David) Weibke of Spring Grove, Linda (Mrs. Marlin) Peterson of Denver, Kathy (Mrs. Harvey) Schulz of St. Peter, Minn., and Mary (Mrs. Dean) Auna of Winona; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Genora Gulbranson, Edna (Mrs. Peter) Hegge and Irene (Mrs. Arnold) Rosaaen, all of Spring Grove. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove with the Rev. Jim Arends officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove and an hour before the service today at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center.

Michael 'Mike' Morten, 44, brother of SV woman
Michael L. "Mike" Morten, 44, of Esko, Minn., formerly of Rochester, died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, as the result of a motorcycle accident.
He was born Nov. 6, 1953, in Rochester. He was a Navy veteran and enjoyed hunting and motorcycling.
Survivors include a son, Trevor of Rochester; a daughter, Amalisha of Rochester, a grandson; his father, Kenneth, of Rochester, two brothers, Steve of Kasson and James of Byron; and four sisters, Susan (Mrs. Dale) Jones of Spring Valley, Nancy (Mrs. Steve) Youngs of Vancouver, Wash., Patricia Larrison of Rochester and Barbara Morten of St. James, Minn. His mother and a brother preceded him in death.
There was a veteran's memorial service Sunday at Nelson Funeral Care «hapel in Cloquet, Minn. An interment service was Monday in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis with full military honors.
Nelson Funeral Care Chapel in Esko was in charge of arrangements.

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