Roy Arthur Nagele, 79, of LeRoy
Roy Arthur Nagele, 79, of LeRoy, a former farmer and John Deere employee, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at Grand Meadow Health Care Center where he had resided a short time.
He was born Dec. 23, 1921, in Lodi Township, Mower County, and graduated from LeRoy High School in 1940. He worked for John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa, for 14 years and also farmed with his brothers during this time. He was a salesman for Pride Seed Corn, Triple F Foods and Archer Oil. He served on the Lodi Township Board and Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. Board. On Aug. 20, 1985, he married Rachel Isaacson in Fredrick, N. D.
Survivors include his wife; two stepsons, Larry (Jerilyn) Lubahn of Rochester and Dale (Regina) Isaacson of Jenks, Okla.; a stepdaughter, Carol, (Dennis) Milburn of Grand Meadow; six stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and three brothers, Ernest (Edith) and Earl (Shirley) both of LeRoy, and Arnel (Madonna) of Taopi.
The funeral is Wednesday (today) at the LeRoy Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Joanne K. Nagele officiating. Burial will be in LeRoy Cemetery.
Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy handled arrangements.
Melvin H. Nash, 95, of Wykoff
Melvin H. Nash, 95, of Wykoff, died Friday evening, Sept. 1, 2000, at the Camilia Rose Care Center in Coon Rapids.
He was born June 11, 1905, near Cherry Grove, the son of William and Clara (Bacon) Nash. He lived in or near Wykoff most of his life. He married Sarah Hoopman in April of 1928. The couple farmed and he worked as an electrician and carpenter around Wykoff for many years. His wife died in 1956 and he then married Irma Duparry Miland on Oct. 2, 1963, in rural Spring Valley, and the couple made their home in Wykoff. She died March 19, 1992. He made his home with his son in Coon Rapids in 1996 and had been a resident of the care center for the last year.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff and was active with the Wykoff Senior Citizens. His hobbies included woodworking, trout fishing, card playing and playing his harmonica.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Myron and Thelma of Coon Rapids; stepdaughters, Margaret Bottorff of Rochester and Jewell (Stephen) Glady of Wykoff; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Allen, who died in January of 1953, one sister and two brothers.
The funeral was held on Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff, with the Rev. Jerry Crow officiating. Burial was in the Cherry Grove Cemetery.
Thauwald Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
H. Ordell Nelson, 71, formerly of Lanesboro
H. Ordell Nelson, 71, of Rochester, a retired Minnesota Highway Department employee, died of a brain aneurysm Monday, July 3, 2000, while at his cabin in Fillmore County.
He was born Nov. 6, 1928, in Blackhammer, Houston County, and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1946. During the Korean War he served with the Army in the Philippines. On Dec. 1, 1951, he married Lois Thompson in Lanesboro. His wife is a retired Minnesota Education Association employee. He was employed by the Minnesota Highway Department from 1946 until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Lanesboro American Legion, Elks Club and Rochester Masonic Lodge, and enjoyed reading and working with wood.
Survivors include his wife and two sisters, Vernice Hoff of Hastings, Minn., and Ardis Swinger of Coon Rapids, Minn. A brother preceded him in death.
A memorial service was held Friday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rochester with the Rev. Steven Ronningen officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Military rites were conducted by Lanesboro American Legion Post 40.
Macken Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Mayo Clinic for research or a charity of the donorís choice.
Melia Nelson, 85, formerly of Spring Grove
Melia Luella Nelson, 85, of Caledonia, a homemaker, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse.
Melia Luella Havig was born Feb. 16, 1915, in Spring Grove, attended rural Switch School and Spring Grove Public School. On Jan. 9, 1934, she married Edward Nelson and they lived in Roseau County, International Falls and Caledonia. She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, was active in church women's groups and was a member of the Caledonia Homemakers Club, Sigdahl Lag and Halingdal Lag. She enjoyed growing flowers and quilting.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Nancy Nelson of Caledonia; and two sisters, Olga Trimbell of Bovine Center, N.Y., and Clara Myhre of Spring Grove. She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
The funeral was Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spring Grove. Burial was in the church cemetery. Roble Funeral Service of Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Mildred G. Nelson, 87, of Canton
Mildred G. Nelson, 87, of Canton died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
Mildred G. Sorenson was born July 6, 1913, in Fillmore County to Ole and Anna (Hanson) Sorenson. She graduated from the Canton High School in 1933 and on Aug. 8, 1938, she married Odell Nelson. He died in 1981. She was a farm homemaker in her early married years. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Henrytown Lutheran Church where she served in many Ladies Aid offices and was a Sunday school teacher. She was an active member in the senior citizens program and served as a RSVP volunteer until she entered Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in 1997. She will be remembered for her Norwegian baking, especially at Christmas time.
Mrs. Nelson is survived by two daughters, Marlene Wisland of Canton and Janet Tripp of Mantorville; two sons, Jerry (Chris) of Mabel and Curtis (Sue) of Canton; grandchildren Mike, Dave, Linda and Steve Wilder, Sandy and Dean Tripp, David, Doug and Dan Selbee, Dawn (Jason) Magnuson, Brian and Teriana Nelson and Raquel Marlow; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Norris Sorenson of Hoquiam, Wash.; and one sister, Marlys Scrabeck of Harmony. She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Doris Vogen, and two brothers, Stanley and Ole.
The funeral was held on Monday at the Henrytown Lutheran Church in rural Canton with the Rev. Audree Catalano officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ernest S. Neshiem, 89, Lanesboro native
Ernest S. Neshiem, 89, of Burr Oak, Iowa, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
He was born June 28, 1910, in Lanesboro, Minn., to Anders and Christine (Nepstad) Neshiem. He attended Lanesboro schools and was confirmed at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. On March 11, 1941, he married Hazel Olson in Decorah, Iowa. He worked for Langford Electric, the Conservation Corps, the Minnesota Highway Department, the Albert Lea Factory, and farmed near Burr Oak until 1951 when he started working for various farmers. His wife passed away July 2, 1977. He resided in Burr Oak until 1999 when he became a resident at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. He enjoyed his family, playing the accordion and harmonica, and singing.
He is survived by a daughter, Marlene McCabe of Burr Oak; two sons, Robert (Delores) of Mazeppa, Minn., and Wayne of Burr Oak; three granddaughters, DeAnn (Mrs. James) Komisar of Spring Valley, Doreen Neshiem and Charaye McCabe, both of Minneapolis; two grandsons, John Neshiem of St. Paul and Jason Neshiem of Mazeppa; two great-granddaughters, Kammie and Melissa Komisar; two half sisters, Ella Terry of Pioneer, Calif., and Gladys Roraus of Sebastopol, Calif.; and three sisters-in-law, Muriel Neshiem of St. Paul, Darlene Hatleli of Portland, Ore., and Doris Hatleli of Coarsegold, Calif. He was preceded in death by his wife, a brother, Otto; two sisters, Mabel Thompson and Ida Neshiem; two half-brothers, Lester and Neil Hatleli; four stepbrothers, Oscar, Melvin, Carl, and Martin Hatleli; one half sister, Ida Peterson; and two stepsisters, Olia Olson and Clara Nelson.
Funeral services are Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at the Burr Oak Lutheran Church in Burr Oak, Iowa, with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating. Burial in the Burr Oak Cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel handled arrangements.
Genevieve Neuvirth, 89, Grand Meadow
Genevieve Neuvirth, 89, of Grand Meadow, formerly of Elkton, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Meadow Manor Nursing Home in Grand Meadow.
Genevieve Soja was born Dec. 24, 1910, in Saginaw County, Mich., and attended school in Michigan. On Sept. 3, 1934, she married Frank Neuvirth in Boston, Mich. On Sept. 3, 1934, she married Frank Neuvirth in Boston, Mich. In 1972 the couple moved to the Elkton area. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and enjoyed crocheting and baking.
Survivors include two sons, Frank R. of Rochester and Robert C. of Elkton; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Krakowiak of Belleville, Mich.; and four brothers, Stanley Soja of Ypsilanti, Mich., Chester Soja of Flowerville, Mich., Walter Soja of Dearborn Heights, Mich., and Robert Soja of Belleville, Mich. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and one sister.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams with the Rev. Gregory Leif officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Adams.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Adams Funeral Home in Adams where there will be a 7 p.m. prayer service on Tuesday.
Maynard Newhouse, 88, of Burr Oak
Maynard Arnold Newhouse, 88, of Burr Oak, died Sept. 1, 2000, at the Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital after being an invalid about a year and a half as a result of multiple health problems.
He was born on Aug. 1, 1912, in Highland Township to Albert and Myrtle Casterton Newhouse. He graduated from Decorah High School in 1930, from Iowa State Teachers College in 1937 and graduate school of the University of Minnesota.
He was married to Bernice Meylink on May 26, 1941. Seven children where born to that union: Nancy Beck, Craig (Marilyn) Newhouse, Gail (Bruce) Henderson, Faith (Dennis) Johnson, Jean (Arlin) Schrum, Keith (Jane) Newhouse and Bruce (Barbara) Newhouse.
He served during WWII in the Mediterranean Theater with 337 Infantry Custer Division. He received a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. Later, he served with the T5 Division Headquarters in information and education matters.
During his life he served as a principal, instructor and coach in Burr Oak; Urbana, Iowa, and Canton. From 1946 until 1995, he farmed. He was a member of Burr Oak Lutheran Church, the American Legion, the VFW, the Silver Crest Country Club, the REC Board, the Tri-County School Board and the Brownsville, Texas Country Club. He was a board president of NE Farm Service. In 1969 he was named an Iowa Master Farmer.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Stella Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Bernice, seven children, 22 grandchildren and one sister, Verna Simenson.
The funeral was held Monday at the Burr Oak Lutheran Church with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating. Burial was in the Burr Oak Cemetery. Fjelstul Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lucille Ann Nielsen, 65, Grand Meadow
Lucille Ann Nielsen, 65, of Grand Meadow, a retired Pace Dairy employee, died April 11, 2000, in Rochester.
Lucille Ann Hart was born May 5, 1934, near Cherry Grove in Fillmore County and attended school in Rochester. She married Lyle Nielsen on Aug. 27, 1955, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. She worked for Pace Dairy for 22 years and retired in 1996.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Susan (Dave) Cox of Grand Meadow and Carol Guy of Austin; a son, Carl, (Tammy) of Grand Meadow; eight grandchildren; her mother, Mae (Miland) Hart of Rochester; and a brother, Richard (Donna) Hart of Chatfield. She was preceded in death by her father, two grandchildren and two sisters.
The funeral was Friday at Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow with Gary Gilbert officiating. Burial was in Grand Meadow Cemetery.
Irene D. Niemeyer, 91, formerly of Wykoff
Irene D. Niemeyer, 91, of Brainerd, Minn., formerly of the Wykoff-Fountain area, died Jan. 4, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Irene D. Schwier was born May 12, 1908, in Chatfield to Frederick and Mary (Bicknese) Schwier and lived in the Fountain-Wykoff area before her marriage. Her husband, Clarence Niemeyer, died May 8, 1990. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Survivors include two sons, Lyle and Ronald, both of Brainerd; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Schwier and Irvin Schwier, both of Wykoff; and two sisters, Mildred Grabau of Wykoff and Dorothy Nesler of Rochester. Four brothers preceded her in death.
Services were Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Alfred Luehmann officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd.
Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd was in charge of arrangements.
Rita Nierenhausen, 53, formerly of Fountain
Rita D. Nierenhausen, 53, of Dayton, Minn., formerly of Fountain, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn.
Rita D. Rustad was born Feb. 17, 1947, in St. Paul. She worked in accounting and bookkeeping in the medical industry and was a member of Servant of Christ Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two sons, Nicholas and Mitchell, both of Dayton; her mother, Donna Rustad of Fountain; and two brothers, Scott (Sharone) Rustad and Greg Rustad, both of Fountain. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister.
The funeral was Wednesday at Servant of Christ Lutheran Church in Champlin, Minn., with the Rev. Eric Walbolt officiating. There will be a graveside service today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. in Fountain Lutheran Cemetery, with the Rev. John Sime officiating.
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home in Anoka, Minn., is in charge of arrangements.
Myrtle L. Noecker, 75, of Decorah
Myrtle L. Noecker, 75, of Decorah died July 22, 2000, at Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center of a sudden illness.
Myrtle Louise Casterton was born April 15, 1925, at home on the family farm in Highland Township, Winneshiek County, to Josiah R. and Augusta (Busness) Casterton. She was baptized on May 10, 1939, at Highland Lutheran Church. After attending local schools and graduating from Decorah High School in 1943, she took the Normal Training Course and earned additional credits by taking a correspondence course in sociology and psychology.
Melvin James Noecker and Myrtle were married at Highland Lutheran Church on June 15, 1946. They lived in Kansas City for a year while Melvin attended the Kansas City School of Watch Making after which they moved to Decorah where they have lived since. Mrs. Noecker taught rural school in Springfield, Highland and Canoe Townships and worked in Noeckers Jewelry with Melvin for 25 years as well as an additional 12 years for her sister-in-law, Martha Casterton.
Mrs. Noecker was a member of Highland Lutheran until she and Mr. Noecker were married and has been a member of First Lutheran Church serving in many ways. She was a Sunday school teacher for over 21 years, principal of intermediate classes, greeter and communion preparer. She served on the Board of Trustees and was the first woman president of the Council for three years; as well as holding several offices in the WELCA, including president for two years.
She was a member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliary, holding office and serving on several committees for 15 years at State level for the American Legion Auxiliary. She also served 10 years as canteen manager at Girls State in Cedar Falls, and as a page at district, state and national Legion conventions.
She is survived by her husband; three children and families, Arden (Tammy) Noecker, Tiffany Adrienne (Brian) Tickel, Erin and Deirdre Noecker, Eric and Gretchen of Redwood City, Calif., and Connie (Randy) Richter, Nathaniel, Melanie and Mychelle, of Lime Springs, Iowa; two brothers, James (Shirley) Casterton of Spring Grove and Bernard (Martha) Casterton of Decorah; and two sisters, June (Leonard) Olson of Stillwater, Minn., and Belva Fadness of Decorah; and two brothers-in-law: Orville Wermager of Decorah and Alvin Swenson of Mabel.
Preceding her in death were two sisters, Edna Swenson and Palma Wermager, and two brothers, Lawrence Casterton and James William Casterton.
The funeral was held at the First Lutheran Church of Decorah and burial was in the Lutheran cemetery. The Rev. Steven M. Jacobsen officiated. Fjelstul Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Norby, 83, Mabel
Dorothy Norby, 83, of Mabel died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
Dorothy Erickson was born in Mabel on Aug. 1, 1916, to Christopher and Georgia Erickson. She went to school in Mabel and graduated from high school in June, 1933. She attended St. Olaf College and graduated in June, 1937, with a teaching degree in both music and English. She taught in McCallesberg, Iowa, for two years. She was married in Mabel on July 2, 1939, to Cadet Paul Norby and moved to Coronado, Calif., while he was attached to the Navy carriers Ranger and Saratoga. Just after WWII started, the fleet left the states on Dec. 8, 1941, she was Air Raid Warden in Coronado, Calif. She returned to Minnesota several times while Paul was at Sea. Besides California they also lived in Florida, New Jersey, and Massachusetts during the war. After the war was over they moved to Mabel permanently in Nov., 1945, and were proprietors of Dorothy's father's "Erickson Men's Clothing Store." After Paul's retirement she traveled and lived in Spain, Germany and Greece, as well as in Monterey, San Jose and San Diego, Calif., for extended periods of time. She was active in many ladies activities in the church and city organizations. Mrs. Norby was choir director at the Mabel First Lutheran Church for 13 years. She was Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout officer while both of her children were young. She enjoyed reading, tending her roses, and staying at home with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Paul of Mabel; a son, Stephen of Wayzetta, Minn.; a daughter, Christy Diggins of San Ramon, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Kelly and Kevin Diggins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Anita Stall of Hopkins, Minn.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Lloyd Menke officiating. Burial will be in the Mabel Public Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 24, at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.
Carol (Myhre) Nordsving, 64, of Harmony
Carol (Myhre) Nordsving, 64, of Harmony died at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester on Nov. 20, 2000.
She was born Nov. 25, 1935, in Spring Grove, the daughter of Clarence and Alice (Stigen) Myhre. She graduated from Spring Grove High School. She was united in marriage to Manford Nordsving and they were later divorced. Mrs. Nordsving has lived in Harmony for 35 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Patricia Kuntz.
Survivors include her son, Charles of Rochester; and daughters, Lisa Scheevel and Kelly Nordsving both of LeRoy; four grandchildren, Ryan, Sarah, Jesse and Cassidy; three sisters, Valerie Christensen of Preston, Marjorie Lee of Rochester, and Kathleen Nelson of Coralville, Iowa; and two brothers Donald Myhre of Rochester, and Keith Myhre of Spring Grove.
Funeral services will be at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony on Friday at 2 p.m. with cremation following services and interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at Spring Grove. The Rev. John Hagen will officiate. Friends may call one hour before services at the church on Friday.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony is in charge of arrangements.
D. Nowlan, father of Spring Grove woman
David L. Nowlan, Sr., died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Community Memorial Hospital in Winona.
He was born and raised in Winona. He worked at ICI Fiberite for 34 years and is a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his mother, Jane (Staublin) Nowlan of Winona; father, Darrell Nowlan of Oregon; his children, David Nowlan Jr. of Winona, Dawn (Trevor) Rasmussen of Stockton, Dana Nowlan of Minneapolis and Kelsey Olson of Spring Grove; four grandchildren, Wesley, Megan, Brianna and Bethany; three brothers, Gene (Sue) of Alaska; Donn (Julie) of Wisconsin and James (Sandy) of Winona; and two sisters, Nancy (James) Dorn of Oregon and Patti (Joe) Poelma of Pennsylvania.
A memorial service was held at Central Lutheran Church, Winona on Saturday, July 22.
In honor of his final wishes, his body had been bequested to Mayo Medical Foundation.