Marjorie L. Friese
DIAMOND BLUFF - Marjorie L. Friese of Diamond Bluff died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998, at her home. She was 64.
She was born Aug. 18, 1933, in Berne, Minn., the daughter of Rex and Laura (Bartholomew) Cowden. She attended school in Hastings, Minn.
She married Glen Friese May 20, 1950, in Zumbrota, Minn. They lived in Hastings, where she worked for Smeads. In 1973, they moved to Diamond Bluff, where she worked at Kask's Tavern.
She enjoyed her grandchildren, music, reading, crossword puzzles and baking.
Survivors include: her husband, Glen of Diamond Bluff; seven children, Glen (Kristine) Friese, Jr. of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Jaci (Cory) Nyman of Eagan, Minn., Thomas (Linda) Friese of Hastings, Kathleen (Robert) Cooklock of Hager City, Jeffrey (Michele) Friese of Diamond Bluff, Mark Friese of Diamond Bluff and Christina (Wade) Priest of Ellsworth; 12 grandchildren, Glen Friese III, Jarid Friese, Breanna Friese, Thomas Friese Jr., Nicholas Friese, Daniel Friese, Jennifer Cooklock, Bryan Cooklock, Alyssa Friese, Aaron Friese, Joshua Priest and Matthew Priest; two brothers, Leslie (Gladys) LaFavor of St. Paul, Alan (Darlene) Cowden, Hastings; two sisters, Doris Schmidt of Hastings and Charlotte Nelson of Fergus Falls, Minn.
Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Audrey King.
Memorial service was to be on Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Red Wing, with Rev. Loren Lucht officiating. Interment was to be in Diamond Bluff Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the church or the American Diabetes Association.
Mahn Family Funeral Homes, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, handled arrangements.
Glen John Inabnit
PLUM CITY - Glen John Inabnit of Plum City died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997, at the Plum City Care Center, where he had resided since Friday, Dec. 26, 1997. He was 82.
He was born July 3, 1915, in Plum City, the son of John and Mary Doris (Brunner) Inabnit. He attended Union School #1. He farmed his entire life on the family farm, along with his brother, Earl. He really enjoyed farming and taking care of the animals, especially his hogs. He loved to fish and hunt.
He is survived by: his two brothers, Fred of Maiden Rock and Earl of Plum City; two sisters, Ruth Thalacker of Plum City and Agnes Henning of Eleva; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Willie and Mike; and one sister, Anna Johnson.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 5, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plum City with Rev. Daniel Pfaffe officiating. Lowell Hoffman was soloist, accompanied by organist, his wife, Irene. Interment was in the Free Home Cemetery in Union Township. Pallbearers were: Norman Johnson, Willard Johnson, Jim Redding, Robert Redding, Merlin Anderson and Lyle Thalacker. Honorary pallbearer was Greg Redding.
Swandby-Murphy Funeral Home, Maiden Rock, assisted the family with arrangements.
Cynthia "Cindy" A. Jennings
MAIDEN ROCK - Cynthia "Cindy" A. Jennings of Maiden Rock died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital in Red Wing. She was 38.
She was born on Feb. 2, 1959, in Eau Claire, the daughter of Kenneth M. and Gloria A. (Olson) Hanvold. She attended school in Whitehall and Chippewa Valley Technical College. While attending Chippewa Valley Technical College, she met Robert Jennings; they were married July 28, 1979. She worked for Smead Manufacturing for 17 years.
She was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church. She had suffered from diabetes for 32 years. She was a very talented artist and she loved animals, especially horses.
Survivors include: her husband, Robert Jennings of Maiden Rock; mother, Gloria Hanvold of Pigeon Falls; father-in-law, Harley Jennings of Ellsworth; one sister, Angela (Eric) Anderson of Pigeon Falls; one brother, Steven Hanvold of Wausau; paternal grandmother, Emilie Hanvold of Pigeon Falls; maternal grandparents, Arnold and Harriet Olson, Altoona; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her father; grandfather, Art Hanvold; and grandmother, Adeline Olson.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m. at Tabor Lutheran Church in Bay City. Rev. Edward Groop will officiate. Burial will be in the Trenton Cemetery. Friends were to call at the Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home, Ellsworth, on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and for one hour before the service on Wednesday at the church.
Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home, Ellsworth, is handling arrangements.
Howard W. Webb
ELMWOOD - Howard W. Webb of Spring Valley died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. He was 59.
He was born March 14, 1938, the son of Kermit and Ruth (Schrader) Webb. He was born and raised in the Elmwood community. He graduated from Elmwood High School in 1956. After high school, he worked for three summers in Montana.
He married Patricia Murray Feb. 11, 1961, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. After marriage, they lived in Menomonie, where he served on the Menomonie Police Department. He also served in the U.S. Army as an M.P. stationed in Korea. After the service, he returned to Menomonie and the Menomonie Police Department until 1967. In 1967, they moved to the Elmwood area and took over the family farm, where he has remained the rest of his life.
He served on the boards of several organizations, including: the Pierce County Farm Bureau for several years, the Elmwood School Board, Elmwood Rod and Gun Club, several different board of Mid-American Dairies, worked on Wisconsin Crop Improvement and currently was Secretary-Treasurer for Durand Cooperatives. He was also a member of the Crain-Ottman American Legion Post 207 of Elmwood.
Survivors include: his wife, Patricia; two sons, Rodney (Kimberly) of Elmwood, Glenn of Cadott; two daughters, Amy Webb of Elmwood and Melaine (Vincent) Breunig of Lodi; two grandsons, Kyle David and Nicholas Hoard Webb, both of Elmwood; his mother, Ruth Webb of Elmwood; two brothers, Donavon of Menomonie and Larry of Spring Valley; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by: a daughter, Laura in 1961; his father, Kermit in 1993; and one brother, Jack in 1988.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 3, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with Rev. George Becker officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Menomonie with military honors by the Crain-Ottman American Legion Post 207 of Elmwood.
Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood handled arrangements.
Edna Mewhorter Anderson
Edna Mewhorter Anderson, a resident of Hi-Park Care Center in Red Wing, Minn. since May, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital. She was 89.
She was born Jan. 15, 1909, in Ellsworth to George and Rosa (Bahnemann) Lehmann and graduated in 1926 from Ellsworth Senior High School.
She married Milton Mewhorter June 28, 1927, in Colby. He died Nov. 6, 1946.
She worked for 20 years at S.B. Foot Tanning Co., retiring in 1971.
She married Hjalmer Anderson Sept. 26, 1959, in Red Wing, and he died July 23, 1977.
A member of First Lutheran Church, she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of First Lutheran Church Women, Bible study group, prayer chain and 60-Plus Club. She was a member of Red Wing Camera Club and a volunteer with the St. John's Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling and handiwork.
She is survived by: one daughter, Clarice (Donald) Frank of Hastings, Minn.; one son, Gerald (Louise) Mewhorter of Red Wing; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; four stepchildren, Linnea (Gordon) Hinrichs, Arlie (Lorraine) Anderson and Lindy (Marilyn) Anderson, all of Red Wing, and Marlowe (Verna) Anderson of Lafayette, La.; several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her husbands; one son, Luverne Mewhorter; two sisters; two brothers; one great-granddaughter; two stepchildren, Donald Anderson and Lorraine Flynn; and one step-grandson.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 23, at First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Charles Jacobson officiating. Burial was in Bay City Cemetery.
Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, handled arrangements.
Minnie (Baar) Colbeth
TRIMBELLE TOWNSHIP - Minnie (Baar) Colbeth of Pontiac, Mich., died Sunday, Jan. 4, 1998. She was 87.
She was born in Trimbelle Township on July 11, 1910, to Joseph and Lena (Schommer) Baar. She married Albert Colbeth and they moved to Michigan.
She is survived by: one son, Roy (Alta) of Davison, Mich.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Lena McGillis; three nieces, Lorraine Engeset, Leona Rice, Dorothy Baarley; three nephews, Marvin Ottman and Darrel McGillis, all of Ellsworth, and Stuart McGillis of River Falls; besides other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and burial were on Jan. 6 in Pontiac.
Richard T. Driscoll
Richard T. Driscoll of Ellsworth died in the River Falls Area Hospital on Sunday Jan. 18, 1998. He was 53.
He was a veteran of Viet Nam, U.S. Navy and formerly employed by North Star Steel.
He is survived by: his son, J. R. Driscoll; daughters, Kelly, Kris, Kim; three grandchildren and one step-daughter, Tiffany; his mother, Gertrude Driscoll Merta; two sisters, Sandy (Dick) Jenson of Balsam Lake, Judy (Don) Coddington of River Falls; four brothers, Lawrence (Sandy) of Woodbury, Minn., Robert (Linda) of Oakdale, Minn., Jerry (Brenda) of Hudson and Duane (Donna) of River Falls; many nieces and nephews, godchildren and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his father, Vernon J.; brother, David; and stepfather, Stanley Merta.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 20, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church with Father Gerald Harris officiating. Burial was at St. Bridget's Cemetery.