Florence Marion Eidem
BAY CITY - Florence Marion Eidem of Red Wing, Minn. died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998 at Fairview Red Wing Hospital. She was 90.
She was born April 12, 1907 in Red Wing the daughter of Godfrey and Lydia (Johnson) Bengston. She grew up in Maiden Rock area where she attended school. She married Raymond Eidem on Feb. 26, 1926 in Red Wing. The couple farmed near Bay City until 1954 when they moved to Red Wing. Raymond died July 23, 1965.
She worked as a cook at the Daily Nursing Home. She moved to Jordan Tower II in 1994. She was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church and LCW.
She is survived by one daughter: Norma (LaVerne) Hanson of Bay City; two granddaughters, Cherly (Bill) Tiffany of Elmwood and Vicki (Paul) Riegelman of Red Wing; three great-grandsons; two step-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Florence Bengston of Maiden Rock.
She was preceded by her parents; her husband; one brother, Gilbert Bengston.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Tabor Lutheran Church with Rev. Edward Groop officiating. Burial will be in the Tabor Lutheran Cemetery in Isabelle Township. Visitation will be at the Bodelson-Mahn Chapel on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Bob Anderson, Ronald Anderson, Richard Bremer, Melvin Johnson, Donovan Kline, Norman Nelson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Richard Josephson and William Froisland.
Memorials are preferred to Tabor Lutheran Cemetery Association.
Mahn Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.
SPRING VALLEY - Hazel Solberg of Woodville died on Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Park View Home in Woodville. She was 98.
Hazel was born Dec. 4, 1899, the oldest of eight children, born to Henry and Emma (Haugfos) Olson in Eau Galle Township, St. Croix County. She was baptized and confirmed at Woodville and a long-time member of Peace Lutheran Church, rural Baldwin.
On Nov. 6, 1924, she married Gerhart Solberg in Eau Galle Township. She lived and farmed all her married life in Eau Galle Township. Hazel had been a resident at Park View Home for the past two years.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed crocheting and gardening. Hazel also enjoyed traveling to Arizona and spending time there with her daughter Shirley.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Gerhart; one son Freddie; four brothers, Clarence, Raymond, Vernon and Orlando Olson; three sisters, Myrtle Phernetton, Mabel Timm and Hattie Olson; and one son-in-law Al Busch.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter, George Solberg of Woodville, Herb Solberg and his wife Verla of Hammond, and Shirley Busch of Arizona; three grandchildren, Sherrie (Dean) LeMay of Glenwood City, Julie Solberg of Hammond and Amy (James) O'Keefe of Woodville; four great grandchildren, Tyler and Tana O'Keefe and Marie and Melissa LeMay; many other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 26, from 6-8 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley. Funeral services were to be Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 1:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Baldwin with Rev. John Hanson officiating. Music was provided by organist Toni Brekke and Vocalist Dorla Holm. Burial was to be in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Sherrie LeMay, Dean LeMay, Julie Solberg, Amy O'Keefe, James O'Keefe and Gerald 'Bud' Falde.
Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.
Gertrude Hines of El Paso Township died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at the Ellsworth Care Center, Ellsworth. She was 85.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Spring Valley. Father George Becker and Sister Karen Freund will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends were to call at Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to service on Wednesday. A complete obituary will be published next week.
Dorothy R. Johnson
Dorothy R. Johnson of River Falls died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, in St. Paul of lung and bone cancer. She was 77.
She was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Ellsworth to Winfred and Ruth (Andrus) Haddow. She graduated form Ellsworth Senior High School in 1937, then majored in English at UW-Madison.
She worked for the Pierce County Herald, Red Wing Republican Eagle and the vocational technical school. She was a vice president and bookkeeper for the family business for 25 years. She was a member of Ezekiel Lutheran Church, River Falls, since 1951, where she served on the altar guild, played piano and a bell choir member. Co-founder of the food pantry, she also was the church's 1990 volunteer of the year. She was involved with the Cub Scouts, the library, American Association of University Women, the League of Women Voters, River Falls Hospital Auxiliary and Tuesday Club. She enjoyed raising her children, playing bridge, crossword puzzles, gardening, reading and music.
She is survived by: three sons, Bob (Susan) of St. Paul, Steve of Circle Pines, Minn., and Scott (Susan) of Potsdam, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and one brother, David (Barbara) Haddow of Racine.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Stanley, who died in November, 1996.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 26, at Ezekiel Lutheran Church. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ellsworth. Memorials are preferred to Heartland Homecare Network, Hospice Cancer Fund.
Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Charles W. "Charlie" Hase
Charles W. "Charlie" Hase of Maiden Rock died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at McPherson Memorial Hospital, Hutchinson, Kan. He was 89.
He was born May 23, 1908, the son of Charles W. and Mabel (Polk) Hase Sr. in the Town of El Paso.
He married Marie Menke Dec. 6, 1930 in Red Wing. After marriage, they lived in the Plum City-Maiden Rock area, where he remained the rest of his life.
Survivors include: his wife, Marie; three sons, Denny (Shirley) of Buffalo City, Mo., John (JoAnn) of Downsville, Richard (Melinda) of Inman, Kan.; six daughters, Darla (Lawrence) Nelson of Frederic, Judy (Glen) Burr of Kansas City, Kan., Cherly McKinley of Bay City, Kathy (Fred) Mohr and JoAnn Krings, both of Plum City, Jeannine (Chuck) Pfingsten of Ellsworth; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Hase Nickerson of Kansas; four sisters, Kathryn Harshman, Ida Dunn and Goldie Quinn, all of Knapp, and Martha Wheeler of Baldwin; 31 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; one son, Jerry; three brothers, Ted, Hartzel and Ernie.
Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plum City. Rev. Daniel Pfaffe was to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Plum City. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Plum City.
Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand.
Laurel A. Moe
SPRING VALLEY - Laurel A. Moe of Chandler, Ariz., and formerly of Luck, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, in Mesa, Ariz. She was 81.
She was a former co-owner of Crystal Cave in Spring Valley.
She is survived by: her husband, William Moe of Chandler; three sons, Kenneth of Edina, Minn., Richard of St. Louis, Mo., and Frederick of Hudson; three daughters, Patricia Erickson of Stayton, Minn., Janice Kenney of Tucson, Ariz., and Sheri Moe Earp of Chandler; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Bueler Mortuary in Chandler. Contributions to the American Heart Associations, 2929 S. 48th St., Tempe, Ariz., 85282-3145 have been suggested.
Ronald William Kilness
Ronald William Kilness of Ellsworth died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. He was 56.
He was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Red Wing, the son of Wilmer and Genevieve (Pohl) Kilness. He grew up in Red Wing and graduated from Red Wing High School in 1958.
He married Irene Pederson on April 28, 1962, in Hastings, Minn.
He worked at the S. B. Foot Tannery, then worked for Lee Line Bus Company, where he was currently employed.
He enjoyed hunting, golfing and traveling.
He is survived by: his wife, Irene of Ellsworth; three daughters, Dawn (Michael) Regnier of Hager City, Debbie (Kevin) Born of Red Wing and Jenny (Chuck) Terwilliger of Hastings, Minn.; one son, Christopher Kilness (finance, Paula Nelson) of Ellsworth; four grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Engh of Hager City and Linda Sarnstrom of Ellsworth.
Louise Johanna Olson
SPRING VALLEY - Louise Johanna Olson of Spring Valley died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center. She was 91.
She was born Dec. 24, 1906, the daughter of Christopher L. and Emelie (Johnson) Blegen in Gilman Township. She was baptized at Gilman Lutheran Church and confirmed by Rev. Berven. She has been a long-time member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.
She graduated from Spring Valley School in 1920. She attended River Falls Normal School for two years and taught school for three years at Centerville and then two years during WWII in Spring Lake.
On June 26, 1928, she married Harold K. Olson at Stillwater, Minn.
After his death, she traveled and studied, attending several Elderhostels at various college campuses. She was a member of the Spring Valley American Legion Auxiliary and served as county president for two years. She was also active at St. John's, where she taught Sunday School and served as president of the Ladies Aid. She also served on the Spring Valley Board.
She is survived by: her sons and daughter, Harold K. (Dorothy) of Eau Claire, Gayle (Janice) of Zumbrota, Minn., and Mary Louise (Craig) Olson of River Falls; 11 grandchildren, Steve (Debbie) Olson, Julie Seeley, Karen (Tom) Buelow, Chris (Diane) Olson, David (Robyn) Olson, Nancy Olson, Susan (Jim) Babler, Laura (Todd) Gathje, Mary (Jay) Turvold, Trygve Olson and Kjersti Olson; 15 great-grandchildren; five sisters-in-law, Olga Blegen, Thalia (Jay) Brooks, Mardell (Richard) Friedrich, Bernice Olson and Jeanne (Don) Bailey; one brother-in-law, Jay (Mabel) Olson; many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband Harold; eight brothers and four sisters, Alfred, Peter, Edward, Joseph, Elmer, Oscar, Henry and Carl Blegen, Julia Hanson, Ida Rush, Alma Taylor, infant sister Clara and infant grandson Scott Olson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 24, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Spring Valley. Rev. Reinhold Markwart officiated the service, with music provided by organist Mary Nelson and vocalist Chris Olson. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Valley. Bearers were: David Olson, Erik Olson, Trygve Olson, Steven Olson, Mark Olson and Dean Blegen.
Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled arrangements.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at Svea Lutheran Church with Rev. Edward Groop officiating. Burial will be in the Svea Lutheran Cemetery in Trenton Township. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service.
Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, handled arrangements.
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.