Eugene Augustine, 81
Eugene "Gene" Augustine, age 81, of Milwaukee, formerly of Ellsworth, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in Milwaukee.
He is survived by: his children, Ramon (Mary) Augustine, Maureen (Rod) Anthony, Mary Jean (Larry) Wonnenmacher, John (Jeanne) Augustine and Patrick; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Annie; one brother, Clarence; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary.
Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, March 29, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ellsworth, with Father Thomas Donaldson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Memorials are preferred to donors choice.
Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home, Ellsworth, handled arrangements.
Archie E. Anderson, 81
Archie E. Anderson, age 81, of St. Paul died Thursday, March 25, 1999.
He was born in Ellsworth to Franz and Ruth (Bengtson) Anderson.
He is survived by: his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Judy (Richard) Bartz; granddaughters, Brenda (Patrick) Walsh and Karla (Rick) Komec; brothers and sisters, Eleanor (Clayton) Christianson of Minneapolis, Frances (Duncan) McClellan of St. Anthony, Minn., Joyce Wells of St. Paul and Robert (Jeanne) Anderson of McGregor. Also survived by many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Memorial services were Sunday, March 28, at Elim Covenant Church, 600 Como Ave., St. Paul. Interment services were Monday at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Elim Covenant Church, Minnehaha Academy or the Gideon International.
Roseville Memorial Chapel, 2245 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville (651-631-2727), handled arrangements.
Raymond Garwood Austin
Raymond Garwood Austin, 63, Red Wing, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis.
He was born June 9, 1935, in Red Wing to Burleigh and Eva (Green) Austin and graduated from Red Wing Central High School.
He was in the U.S. Navy from August 1952 to August 1972, serving in Korea and Vietnam. He served on the USS Independence, USS Lake Champlain, USS Range, USS Saratoga and USS Monterey. He received numerous medals including Navy Achievement, Good Conduct, Navy Occupation, Armed Forces Expel and Vietnam Service. Retiring in 1972, he returned to Red Wing. He was a member of Leo C. Peterson American Legion Post, where he was a bartender. He also belonged to Burnson-Lillyblad VFW Post and Red Men Club. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Fleet Reserve, Aviation Boatswain and Tailhook associations.
He is survived by: two brothers, Roy (Geanna) of Ellsworth and Roger (Tess) of Red Wing; one sister, Patricia (Gary) Hanson of Bloomington, Minn.; nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were two sisters, Donna Sebion and Betty Hawkenson.
Funeral was to be Tuesday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, with military honors. The Rev. Andrew Smith was to officiate. Burial was to be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Pallbearers were to be: Lance and Lenny Austin, Kevin and Kirk Hawkenson, Butch, Keith and Mark Sebion.
Visitation was Monday at the funeral home with an American Legion prayer service. Memorials are preferred to the Veterans Administration Medical Center volunteer organization.
Robert P. Siepelmeyer
Robert P. Siepelmeyer, 71, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at St. Elizabeth Health Nursing Home, Wabasha.
He was born Dec. 1, 1927, in Red Wing, the son of Charles and Loretta (Feindt) Siepelmeyer.
He attended schools in Hay Creek and Ellsworth. He served in the Korean Conflict in the Army. After his discharge, he returned to Red Wing.
He married Elaine Ogden and later divorced. He worked at various jobs in the Red Wing area. He lived in Tucson, Ariz., for about three years, where he worked at a gas station. He moved back to Red Wing in the 1950s where he continued to work at various jobs. He married Geneva Nelson on Nov. 17, 1973. She died June 8, 1997. He was a member of the Leo C. Peterson American Legion Post 54.
He is survived by one son: Lynn Siepelmeyer of Red Wing; one stepson, Donald Winblad of Red Wing; one stepdaughter, Dianne Dittmer of Red Wing; one grandson, one step-granddaughter; one brother, Donald (Dorothy) Siepelmeyer of Red Wing; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Geneva; one son, Troy; and one sister, Arlene Siepelmeyer.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 1, at 11 a.m., at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Red Wing. Burial will be in the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 5-7 p.m., and one hour prior to the service. Legion Service will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday.
Mahn Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Paul L. Williamson, 81
HAGER CITY - Paul L. Williamson, 81, Zumbrota, Minn., died Thursday March 25, 1999, at his home. The son of Floyd C. and Tressa A. (Browen) Williamson, he was born Sept. 24, 1917, in Stewartville, Minn.
He served in the U. S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He married Doris R. Bluhm March 4, 1946, in Red Wing. They moved to Rochester, Minn., in 1949, to Hammond, Minn., in 1953, to Mazeppa, Minn., in 1965, to Red Wing in 1970 and to Zumbrota in 1994. He was a heavy press operator and inspector at Crenlo Co., Rochester, for many years until an injury forced him to retire in 1959. His wife died May 17, 1995. He married Frieda W. Betcher Oct. 20, 1996, in Stanwood. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Mazeppa, the Zumbrota VFW and was a former member of the American Legion.
He is survived by: his wife, Frieda; two daughters, Ruby (Hans) Ohm of Le Center, Minn., and Linda (Harold) Sable of Zumbrota; one son, Ronald G. "Butch" (Sandy) of Hager City; four stepdaughters, Alberta (Harold) Strusz of Red Wing, Lois (Richard) Mann of Red Wing, Barbara (Dale Sr.) Post of Zumbrota and Jacqueline (Brian) DeHut of Oconto; one stepson, Larry (Cheryl) Sommerfield of St. Paul; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; 18 step-grandchildren and five step-great-children; three sisters, Mabel Cain of Salem, Ore., Dorothy Morrill of Bemidji, Minn., and Doris (Rueben) Gary of Zumbro Falls, Minn.; one brother, Cecil (Lorraine) of Hammond. He was preceded in death by his first wife and an infant brother.
Funeral was Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Mazeppa, with the Rev. Alan Horn officiating. Burial with military honors was in Zumbrota Cemetery. Friends were to call Sunday at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City (Minn.) Chapel, and two hours before the service at the church.
Frances (Bjork) Weishaar, 81
Frances C. Weishaar, age 81, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at her home in Rockford, Ill.
She was born March 24, 1917, the 13th child of Andrew and Cecelia Bjork of Ellsworth.
She married John Ray on April 24, 1935. They had two daughters, Carol and Judy. He died Aug. 27, 1948.
On Aug. 9, 1950, she married Orville "Swede" Weishaar. They had one daughter, Betty.
She is survived by: her husband, Orville "Swede" Weishaar; her daughters, Judy Durden and Betty (Curlee) Percey; her son-in-law, Paul Simpson; her grandchildren, Jon (Cathy) Simpson and Jodie Durden; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews including Nancy Lundgaard, Leslie Ray, Edward Ray and Ella Lundgaard, whom "Swede" and her took under their wings after the death of her sister, Olivia Ray, and her husband Marvin.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Andrew and Cecelia Bjork; 12 siblings, Nellie Wilson, Anton Bjork, Selma Metcalf, Agnes Meier, Edith Hill, Matilda Truax, Ruth Meier, Herbert Bjork, Ralph Bjork, Evelyn Hanson, George Bjork and Olivia Ray; her first husband, John Ray; and one daughter, Carol Simpson.
Funeral was March 24, at St. Bridget Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Bridget Cemetery.
Cashman Mortuary handled arrangements.
Harold S. Dion, 85
LUND - Harold Seward Dion, age 85, of Eau Claire, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Syverson Lutheran Home in Eau Claire.
He was born June 18, 1913, in Minneapolis to Howard and Olga (Hjelm) Dion and attended grade school in St. Paul until moving in 1928 to Turlock, Calif., where he finished high school. He attended Modesto Junior College and graduated from Sacramento Junior College. He worked at Lockheed Aircraft Corp. and served for two years in the U.S. Army. He retired from the federal government as an engineering draftsman.
He married Jo Ann Lundberg Oct. 13, 1973, at Lund Mission Covenant Church. After retiring, he enjoyed painting and often donated his work to museums and historical societies in various states.
Survivors include his cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
Graveside service was at Marie Lund Cemetery in Lund with the Rev. Steve Jennisch officiating. Memorials to the Hospice program are preferred.
Arrangements were by Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home in Eau Claire.
Sidney 'Sid' E. Mickelson, 68
Sidney "Sid" E. Mickelson, age 68, of Ellsworth died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at the Kinnic Long Term Care in River Falls.
He was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Red Wing, the son of Sidney and Mildred (Johnson) Mickelson. He grew up in Salem Township and graduated from Maiden Rock High School. He married Marcella Huppert on Oct. 2, 1951. They divorced in 1986. He was a long time resident of Ellsworth and spent the last three years in River Falls at the Kinnic Long Term Care. He loved farming, playing cards, horses and telling jokes. He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth.
He is survived by: three daughters, Nancy (Roger) Walz of North Hudson, Rose Mickelson of Ellsworth, Marilyn Mickelson of River Falls; five grandchildren, Dan, Brady, Michael and Jinny Walz, and Eli Mickelson; mother, Mildred Johnson of Plum City; sister, JoAnn (Howard) Wicklund of Pepin; and brother, LeRoy "Buzz" Johnson of Ellsworth.
He was preceded in death by: his father; one daughter, Beverly; one son, Sidney "Siddie"; stepfather, Oscar W. Johnson; and one sister, Dana Witter.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ellsworth, with Father Thomas Donaldson officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends were to call at the Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home, Ellsworth, on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and for one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday.
Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home, Ellsworth, handled arrangements.
Mary J. Gutting, 82
Mary Josephine Gutting, age 82, of Ellsworth died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at the St. Croix Care Center, Prescott.
She was born May 18, 1916, in Kilkenny Township, Lasuer County, Minn., the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Weaver) Hruska. She attended Cansis Catholic School and graduated in 1935 from Waterville High School.
She married Joseph H. Gutting April 9, 1940, at Cansis Catholic Church.
She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth for more than 50 years. She was a 4-H leader for 25 years.
She is survived by: three children, Stephen (Rachel) Gutting, Prescott, Sister Therese Gutting, Duluth, and Joseph A. (Marla) Gutting Jr., Hager City; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geneva (Jim) Sarosi, Red Bluff, Calif., and Alma Simpson, Fairmont, Minn.; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ellsworth, with Father Thomas Donaldson officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends were to call at the church on Tuesday from 4 until 8 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Memorials are preferred to St. Francis School, Ellsworth. Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home, Ellsworth, handled arrangements.
Kirk T. Denn, 28
PRESCOTT - Kirk Thomas Denn, age 28, of Hastings, Minn., died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at Regina Medical Center, Hastings.
He was born June 6, 1970, in Hastings, the son of Thomas and Kathleen E. (Meier) Denn. He was employed as a cashier at Taco Bell.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 29, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Landelin Robling, OSB, officiated. Pallbearers were: Derrick Radke, Richard and Scott Meier, Christopher Huppert, Vernon Munger and Michael Reuter.
He is survived by: his parents, who live in Hastings; sisters, Lori Denn of Hastings, Juliet Therkildsen of Minneapolis, Cindy Atkins of Monticello and Lisa Geister of Prescott; brother, Terry Denn of Hastings; and grandparents, Josephine and William Denn of Grantsburg.
The Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lorin H. Bartlett, 83
Lorin H. Bartlett, age 83, a lifelong resident of Trimbelle Township, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at the River Falls Area Hospital.
He was born March 18, 1916, in Trimbelle Township, the son of William and Lettie (Ottman) Bartlett. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Blanch Hicok April 9, 1946, in Ellsworth. He farmed in Trimbelle Township and later worked for the Pierce County Highway Department until retiring in 1979.
He was a member of Kinne-Englehart American Legion Post in Ellsworth.
He is survived by: his daughter, Dorothy Borst of Ellsworth; six grandchildren, Chad (Jennie) Borst, Angela (Barry) Gilbertson, Craig (Kris) Borst, Charles (Kim) Borst, Gregory (Ann) Borst and Mark Borst; six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife; and two sisters and three brothers, Eileen, Maude, Warren, George and Stanley.
Services were to be 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 6, at the Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home, Ellsworth, with Rev. Bruce Stunkard officiating. Interment was to be in the Trimbelle Cemetery.
Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home, Ellsworth, handled arrangements.