Carey C. Fredrickson, 15
PLUM CITY - Carey C. Fredrickson, age 15, of Plum City died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at the home of her father in rural Arkansaw.
She was born July 26, 1983, the daughter of Mark Fredrickson and Joanne Fredrickson Hewitt, in Durand. She has lived her entire life in the Plum City community. She was currently a freshman at Plum City High School. She was active in volleyball, basketball, band and choir.
She is survived by: her mother, Joanne Hewitt of Plum City; her father, Mark Fredrickson of Arkansaw; three sisters, Amanda, Amy and Kelsey, all at home; her stepfather, Rick Hewitt of Plum City; a step-sister, Amanda Hewitt, and a step-brother, Justin Hewitt, both of Plum City; her maternal grandmother, Norma McRoberts of Plum City; her paternal grandfather, Earl Fredrickson of Arkansaw; her step-grandparents, Cy and Leona Hewitt of Plum City; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Plum City. Rev. Daniel Pfaffe officiated. Burial was in the Plum City Union Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand.
LeRoy 'Sam' Sampson, 88
RIVER FALLS - LeRoy "Sam" Sampson, age 88, of River Falls died on Sunday, Dec. 21, 1998, at the Kinnic Long Term Care Center, River Falls.
He was born May 22, 1910, in Minneapolis, the son of Samson and Margaret (Johnson) Sampson.
He married Ann Dravis Brewer May 2, 1950. He farmed and ran the La Crescent Motel in La Crescent, Minn. He also worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation until his retirement in July of 1975.
He was past Master of Morning Star Masonic Lodge #29 F. and A.M. in La Crescent. Also past Worthy Patron of Evening Star Chapter #71, Order of the Eastern Star, also in La Crescent.
He is survived by: his wife, Ann of River Falls; one daughter, Carol (Nelson) Hoskins, Ottumwa, Ia.; three grandchildren, Laurie Hoskins, Randall Hoskins and Michelle Londrigan; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
A Masonic Memorial service was held Sunday, Dec. 27, at the Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home in Prescott. Interment of cremated remains was in the Pine Glen Cemetery, Prescott. Memorials are preferred to Heartland Home Care Network, Woodville, or Pine Glen Cemetery, Prescott.
Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home, Prescott, handled arrangements.
Keith A. Christiansen, 58
PLUM CITY - Keith Alan Christiansen, age 58, of Buffalo, Minn., died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998 at his home.
He was born Oct. 23, 1940, in Red Wing, the son of George and Beatrice (Anderson) Christiansen.
He attended school in Red Wing. He served in the U.S. Navy from March 5, 1958, to Jan. 26, 1961. He spent some time traveling before returning to Red Wing in 1972, where he worked various jobs. He moved to Monticello, Minn., in 1995 and recently moved to Buffalo. He was a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by: two daughters, Kari (Paul) Nesteby of Plum City and Melissa Christiansen of Maiden Rock; two sons, Wade (Laura) Christiansen of Rochester, Minn., and Kevin (Chris) Christiansen of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two brothers, Randall (Jeanne) Christiansen of Chaska, Minn., and Jerome Christiansen of Florida.
Preceding him in death were: his parents; one brother, Dale, and one infant sister, Carol.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 26, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel with Rev. Loren Lucht officiating. Spring burial will be in the Bethel Covenant Cemetery in Trenton Township.
Helen E. Gilbertson, 96
Helen E. Gilbertson, age 96, of Cedar Rapids, Ia., died there Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, after a brief illness.
She was born May 26, 1902, in Brasington, the daughter of Christian and Augusta (Johnson) Howe. She married Edward D. Gilbertson on June 21, 1928, in River Falls. He died in 1979. She lived in Chicago for 37 years before moving to Cedar Rapids in 1977.
Survivors include: her daughter, Phyllis Todd of Lincoln, Neb.; a sister, Kermith Joyce of Byron, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Gilbertson of River Falls and Mildred Gilbertson of Ellsworth; as well as many nieces and nephews, including two nieces and a nephew she helped raise: Kathy Stockmar of Farmington, N.M., Barbara Jones of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kenneth Jones of Mundelein, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Dorothy Gilbertson of Cedar Rapids and Betty Gilbertson of New Richmond.
She was preceded in death by: three sons, DeWitt "Skip," Allan and Phillip; a brother, Charles Howe; and two sisters, Laura Glaus and Frances Jones.
Memorial services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth on Sunday, Dec. 27, at 3 p.m. Rev. Paul Martin officiated. Ashes will be interred at the Beldenville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to the Beldenville Cemetery Association or the charity of donors choice.
Mary Jean Goyer, 68
HAGER CITY - Mary Jean Goyer, age 68, Frontenac, Minn., died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, at her home.
She was born June 6, 1930, in Lake City, Minn., to Charles and Blanche (Brock) Savage. She attended School District 27 in Florence Township (Minn.) and Red Wing Central High School. She then worked for Red Wing Shoe Company.
She married Warren Goyer Aug. 17, 1951, in Red Wing. They lived in Wacouta, Minn., and in 1966 moved to Frontenac. A member of Christ Episcopal Church in Red Wing, she enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels.
She is survived by: one son, Warren "Butch" (Cory) of Meadow Vista, Calif.; one grandson; four sisters, Barbara Newman of Red Wing, Evelyn (Gerald) Nelson of Missoula, Mont., Jeanette Wadewitz of Phoenix, Ariz., and Shirley (David) Thoms of Hager City; three brothers, Charles (Pat) Savage and Donald Savage, both of Frontenac, and Jack (Gertrude) Savage of Welch, Minn.
She was preceded in death by: her husband; two daughters, Patricia and Laurie Goyer; three sisters, Ruth Heineman, June Jablonski and Marjorie Wedricka; and two brothers, William and Philip Savage.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 22, with the Rev. Philip McNairy officiating. Burial was in Old Frontenac Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Don Bade, Duane Earney, Michael Newman, Donald, Bob and Jack Savage.
Mahn Family Funeral Home, Red Wing, handled the arrangements.
Irene A. Nordstrom, 86
SPRING VALLEY - Irene A. Nordstrom, age 86, Red Wing, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital.
She was born Dec. 9, 1912, in Randall, Minn., the daughter of Frederick and Mary (Bentler) Schmidt. She attended schools in Randall. She worked as a storekeeper in Randall and Little Falls, Minn.
She married Eric Nordstrom Nov. 22, 1947, in Little Falls. They lived in Minneapolis and she worked at Donaldson's. They moved to Fairmont, Minn., in 1952. She was a bookkeeper for her husband's business. They moved to Red Wing in 1965, where she worked at St. Joseph's School, Red Wing Health Center and Braschler's Bakery in food service. She moved to Jordan Towers in 1987. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Women's Guild; she was a member of the VFW Auxiliary; and she enjoyed reading, crocheting, cribbage and 500.
She is survived by: two daughters, Andrea (Le) Shelton of St. Paul and Dianne (Larry) Madson of Spring Valley; two sons, David (Julianne Freij) Nordstrom of Red Wing and Daniel (Mary) Nordstrom of Plymouth, Minn.; five grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; one sister, Alice LeDoux of Little Falls; nieces, nephews, other family members.
Preceding her in death were: her husband, Eric, and one brother, Mark Schmidt.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Dec. 26, at Church of Saint Joseph with Father Thomas Walker officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in Red Wing. Memorials preferred to the church or the American Diabetes Association.
Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, handled arrangements.
Ebba Erickson, 92
LUND - Ebba Carolyn Viola Erickson, age 92, of Pepin died Tuesday evening, Dec. 22, 1998, at the Pepin Manor Care Center, where she had been a resident since Dec. 14.
She was born on Nov. 28, 1906, in Tunbridge, N.D. the daughter of Knute and Hilma Nelson.
She was married to Merritt Erickson on Nov. 5, 1931, in Lund. They farmed most of their life in Bogus Valley near Stockholm. She was a member of the Calvary Covenant Church.
She is survived by: two nieces, Marie (Dean) Nyquist of Brooklyn Center, Minn., and Carolyn (James) Groves of Peoria, Ariz.; one nephew-in-law, Frank Hedin of Austin, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 28, at Calvary Covenant Church in Stockholm. Rev. Max Saltzman, pastor, officiated. Dennis Wahlstrom was organist and Ellen Carpenter was soloist. Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery in Stockholm. Pallbearers were: Jerry Lund, Steve Campbell, Zac Campbell, Raymond Dettling, Luella Dettling and Marie Nyquist. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Calvary Covenant Church, Stockholm.
Swandby-Murphy Funeral Home, Maiden Rock, assisted the family with arrangements.
Hazel Hendel, 84
BAY CITY - Hazel Hendel, 84, Red Wing, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, at Hi-Park Care Center in Red Wing, where she had resided a short time.
The daughter of Karl and Margarethe (Mohr) Kehren, she was born Sept. 5, 1914, in Pine Island Township, Minn., and was raised in Belvidere Township, Minn., where she attended school. She worked in Red Wing for a short time before moving at age 18 to the Twin Cities, where she worked for many years at Powers Department Store and Nelson's Shoes.
She married William Hendel in 1942. They lived in Minneapolis and later moved to the Lake Minnetonka area, where she lived until 1995. She returned to Red Wing. Her husband died March 4, 1979. She was a member of the Eastern Star, serving twice as worthy matron, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Red Wing. She enjoyed flowers, birds and collecting various things.
Surviving are: five sisters, Marian (Roy) Schafer, Red Wing, Jean (Jim) Halling, Mazeppa, Minn., Margaret (Harlan) Nelson, Bay City, Alice (Fredrick) Sprick, Lake City, Minn., and Frances Klein, Isle, Minn.; and five brothers, Reno Kehren, Savage, Minn., Fredrick (Lottie) Kehren, New Prague, Minn., Victor Kehren, Burnsville, Minn., Rudolph (Nick) Kehren, Webster, and William (Hazel) Kehren, Lake City.
One brother, Charles Kehren, preceded her in death.
Funeral was Monday at Mahn Family Funeral Homes, Bodelson-Mahn chapel, with Duffy Schafer officiating. Burial was Tuesday in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Bernice J. Funk, 55
Bernice "Toots" J. Funk, age 55, Sarona, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at her home.
She was born on March 2, 1943, to Charles and Bertha (McCrae) Hague at Maiden Rock, where she grew up and received her elementary education, then attended Ellsworth Senior High School.
On Oct. 5, 1991, she married Roger Funk. After marriage, they settled in the Sarona area.
Besides her husband, she is survived by: her daughter, Vicki Marsh of Sarona; four sons, Galen (Joyce) Marsh of Birchwood, Todd (Jennifer) Marsh of Exeland, Craig (Tess) Helmer of Prescott and Curtis (Devon) Pfister of New York; seven grandchildren; stepdaughter, Ginger (Dave) Slade of Chicago; stepson, Jason (Mandy) Funk of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Edna Helmer of Prescott; and two brothers, Gordon Hague of Elk Mound and Russell Hague of Spring Valley.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, one sister and two brothers.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, from the Rice Lake Baptist Church with Rev. Steven Svendsen officiating, with spring intermenty at Sarona Cemetery. Visitation was to be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. at the Jarocki Funeral Home in Rice Lake, plus from noon until 1 p.m. at the church.
Robert L. Glaus, 77
Robert "Bob" Leo Glaus, age 77, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at the Golden Age Manor in Amery following a battle with cancer.
He was born Nov. 22, 1921, in Maiden Rock, the son of Leo and Mary Glaus. He attended Ellsworth public schools. He worked for the Ellsworth Creamery and was also a bricklayer. In October of 1942, he entered military service. He took his training in the states and was sent overseas to Europe. He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Before he was discharged in 1945, he attained the rank of Master Sargent. While he was in the service, on March 21, 1944, he was married to Milly Hamman and they had two sons.
After he returned from the service, he worked for a brief period for the Baldwin Creamery. He then began working for the Federal Department of Agriculture in 1949 and resided in Bemidji, Minn., until transferring to Amery in 1951. He retired from the Department of Agriculture after 30 years of service. After his retirement, he and Milly spent much of their time travelling, visiting every state including Alaska and Hawaii, and spending their winters between Florida and Arizona.
Survivors include: his wife, Milly of Amery; sons, Dennis and Jerry, both of River Falls. He also leaves his granddaughter, Jennifer McCann of Escanaba, Mich., and a great-granddaughter, Megan, along with other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were: his parents; his brothers, Jim and Wayne; and sister, Marjorie.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 5, from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Amery with Father John Drummy, Rev. Marcia Pyle and Deacon Bud Heiser officiating. Clint Gjerde was the vocalist for the services and the choir at St. Joseph's provided the music for the Mass. Interment was in the Amery Cemetery. Casketbearers were: Bur Bottolfson, Fred Filkins, Milton Hamman, Frank Glaus, David Giese and William Nordquist.
Williamson Funeral Home of Amery handled arrangements.
Karl Tomfohr, 87
RIVER FALLS - Karl W. Tomfohr, age 87, of Red Wing died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at Hi-Park Care Center. He was born April 3, 1911, in Gilford Township, Minn., to Charles and Mary (Kohrs) Tomfohr. He graduated from Concordia Parochial High School, St. Paul. He received his bachelor's degree in education from Concordia College, St. Paul. He taught elementary school in Bremen, Zumbro Falls, Minn., and Lake City, Minn., from 1935-42, and in Cannon Falls, Minn., from 1968-76. He owned and operated Tomfohr Implement from 1940-65. He was also a real estate broker in Red Wing.
He married Edith Lenz June 23, 1940, in Bremen Lutheran Church. They lived in Lake City, moving in 1942 to Goodhue, Minn., and in 1949 to Red Wing.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, where he was a member of the church council for six years, then as congregational chairman. He also served on Constitution committees for St. John's congregation and for the Minnesota district of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. He was chairman of the Goodhue County (Minn.) School Survey Committee, dealing with school district consolidation in 1948. He coached basketball in Goodhue, Minn.
Survivors include: his wife, Edith; three daughters, Charlotte (David) Dugan of Springfield, Mo., Diane (Rev. Walter) Westphal of Colgate and Kay Lee (Bryan) Penton of River Falls; one son, William of Eau Claire; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was one son, John C., and one brother, Elmer.
Funeral was Thursday, Dec. 31, at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Loren Lucht officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the church.
Pallbearers were: Len Kiecker, John Kohrs, Neil Nygren, John Schwartau, Jack Tomhave and Forrest Watson.
Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, of Red Wing handled arrangements.