Grace M. Anderson, 84
BAY CITY - Grace M. Anderson, age 84, Bay City, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital.
She is survived by three daughters, L. Jeanette (Robert) Stroupe and Judy (Johnnie) Albarado, both of Bay City, and Valerie (Donald) Stockwell of Spring Valley, among other survivors.
Funeral service will be Thursday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at Bay City Methodist Church with Rev. Gilbert White officiating. Burial will be in Bay City Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 3-9 p.m. at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, and on Thursday for one hour prior to the time of service.
Darwin A. Stephan, 83
Darwin Alfred Stephan, age 83, Red Wing, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at his home in West St. Paul, Minn.
He was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Elgin, Minn., to Alfred and Anna (Kreiser) Stephan and graduated from Winona (Minn.) High School in 1932. He married Dolores "Nancy" Cisewski Aug. 17, 1936, in Winona. She died Dec. 24, 1981. He married Jane Erin O'Keefe Johannes in 1984 in Red Wing. He retired from Central Research in 1981 and from Buchanan's Grocery in 1996. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Red Wing Elks Club.
He enjoyed his visits to Balsam Lake, fishing and dancing.
He is survived by: his wife; six daughters, Judy Ortwerth of Hager City, Christine (Ken) Dodge of Eden Prairie, Minn., Debra (Joseph) Lusk of Crosby, Minn., Mary (Steve) Means and Suzanne (Bill) Rosen, both of Minneapolis, and Lenore (Chris) Thacker of Ellsworth; two sons, Richard Johannes of Wanamingo, Minn., and Michael (Lisa) Johannes of Minneapolis; one sister, Lydia Duane of Lewiston, Minn.; 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his first wife; one son, Jack Stephan; and one sister, Fern Reinke.
Memorial service was Thursday, Oct. 21, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Walker officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Wendy Bradford, Heidi Caya, Susan Honrud, Nancy and Chris Ortwert, Steven and Mike Stephan. Memorials are preferred to the donor's choice.
Mahn Family Funeral Homes handled arrangements.
Florence M. Stein, 86
SPRING VALLEY - Florence Mildred Stein, age 86, of Spring Valley died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Lutheran Hospital, Eau Claire.
She was born Jan. 10, 1913, the daughter of Albert and Barbara (Faul) Nelson, in Spring Lake Township. She was baptized and confirmed and a life long member of Spring Lake Lutheran Church, Spring Valley. She attended elementary school in Spring Lake and Spring Valley High School. On June 10, 1930, she married Alf Stein at Stillwater, Minn. They had two sons, Glenn and William.
They farmed all their lives in Spring Lake. She was an active member of Spring Lake Lutheran Church. She loved growing flowers in her garden, cooking and crossword puzzles.
Survivors include: one son, William "Bill" Stein of Spring Valley; daughter-in-law, Marlys Stein of Clearwater, Fla.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, John Ryan of Plymouth, Minn.; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were: her parents; her husband, Alf, who died in January 1990; her son, Glen, who died in January 1987; and her sister, Frances Ryan, who died in May 1997.
Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 22, at Spring Lake Lutheran Church, Spring Valley. Rev. Keith Holste officiated the service. Music was provided by organist Mary Jane Hecker and vocalist Charlotte Wentlandt. Burial was in the Spring lake Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Einar Sandom, Scott Wood, Barry Wentlandt, Glenn Nelson and Fred Neiderhauser. Honorary bearers were: Olaf Hendrickson, John Hogenson, Robert Jacobson, Irvin Wentlandt and Birdell "Buster" Peterson.
Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled arrangements.
Kathryn A. Larson, 89
PLUM CITY - Kathryn A. Larson, age 89, a resident of the Plum City Care Center, Plum City, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at the Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand.
She was born in Amery, one of six children of Otto and Alma Johnson. The family moved to Baker, Mont., in 1916, where she grew up and graduated from high school. In 1930, she returned to Wisconsin and received her Teaching Certificate from River Falls College in 1931. She taught in area rural schools (including Lund 16, which both her mother and her son attended) until 1938, when she married Harvey Larson of Salem Township, who preceded her in death in May 1991. They farmed in the Lund community until 1984, when they retired and moved to Plum City.
She was an active member of Sabylund Lutheran Church at Lund, serving many years as a Sunday School teacher.
She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Drs. Duane and Nancy Larson of Knoxville, Tenn.; a granddaughter; two sisters, Claire Thompson of Clarkston, Wash., and Ann (Floyd) White of Plum City.
Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 22, at the Sabylund Lutheran Church, Lund. Rev. Lynne Rigg officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand.
E. Roger Rundquist, 74
STOCKHOLM - E. Roger Rundquist, 74, of rural Stockholm died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at his son Jim's farm.
He was born Nov. 13, 1924, in rural Stockholm, the son of Elvin W. and M. Ruth (Peterson) Rundquist. He was baptized Nov. 14, 1924, at their home by Pastor J. Moody. He was confirmed Sept. 3, 1939, at Sabylund Lutheran Church by Pastor Edward Collin. He attended grade school at Pepin and Sabylund Box School. He started high school, but after two months his father needed him at home to farm.
He was married June 10, 1950, to Edna L. Fredrickson at Sabylund Lutheran Church by Rev. Axel Bjorkman. They have lived in rural Stockholm ever since.
He joined Grace Lutheran Church in Nelson in October, 1965, when he was very active as an officer and an usher. He was on the Pepin School Board from 1962-63. In February of 1990, he was elected as a director for the Stockholm Town Mutual Insurance Company until he resigned in February 1999. He was vice president of the AAL branch #2810 of Nelson for 12 years.
He is survived by: his wife, Edna; daughter, Sherrie of Eagan, Minn.; son, James (Christy) of rural Stockholm, two grandchildren; sister, Joyce (Earl) Hasselquist; sister-in-law, Sandra Fitzgerald of Tucson, Ariz.; nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, Elvin W. and M. Ruth; sister, D. Gwendolyn; brothers, Dale and Palmer.
Funeral service was Sunday, Oct. 24, at Grace Lutheran Church in Nelson with Pastor Ronald F. Zindler officiating. Organist was Brian Ruff and soloist was Dwight Ruff. Pallbearers were: Wayne Rundquist, Ralph Rundquist, Elliot Bjurquist, Bruce Hasselquist, Donald Hasselquist, Bernard Fredrickson. Memorials are preferred to Grace Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Swandby-Murphy Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Earl H. Lemler Jr., 60
BAY CITY - Earl H. Lemler, Jr., age 60, Bay City, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999.
He was born Sept. 15, 1939, to Earl and Alma Lemler. He married Marjorie Westerberg July 7, 1965, in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was a welder and spent 25 years working for Thomas and Betts.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include: his wife, Marjorie; one son, Earl (Lisa) Lemler III of Hager City; one daughter, Allyce (Richard) Southerton of River Falls; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, June Johnson of Knapp; one brother, Almont (Pat) of Great Falls, Mont.
Funeral was Thursday, Oct. 21, at Swandby-Murphy Funeral Home, Maiden Rock.
Gerhart W. Hanson, 66
SPRING VALLEY - Gerhart Walter Hanson, age 66, of Minong died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at the Spooner Hospital, Spooner.
He was born Aug. 26, 1933, the son of Alfred and Anna (Siegert) Hanson at Hammond. He graduated with the Spring Valley High School Class of 1951.
On Aug. 26, 1953, he married Doris Vanderpoel at Emerald. After marriage, they lived in Eau Galle Township. He worked for Sweeney Brothers Construction of Spring Valley, Mid America Dairymen of Baldwin, Frog Creek Logging and Ericson Logging of Minong, and ABC Farms of Spooner. He also farmed for Fred and Jerry Larson in Spring Valley. They have lived at Minong since 1983. He had retired four years ago.
Preceding him in death were: his parents; and two stillborn grandsons, Gerhart H. Stark and Jerry's infant son.
Survivors include: his wife, Doris of Minong; five children, Larry Hanson of Hudson, Crystal (David) Moody of Hudson, Jerry Hanson of Ashland, Linda (Myron) Stark of Spring Valley and Carol (Jim) Collins of Kenosha; eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Dahl Funeral Home, Spooner. Rev. Joe Bickel officiated the service. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 25, at Keehr Funeral Home. Rev. Keith Holste officiated the service. Special music was provided by vocalist Steve Thompson. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Valley. Honorary bearers were: Gary Lillie and Jerry Larson. Pallbearers were: Joel Stark, Jason Stark, Todd Harshman, Mark Harshman, Bill Harshman and Eugene Harshman.
Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled arrangements.
Harry C. Erickson, 92
DIAMOND BLUFF - Harry Carl Erickson, 92, Diamond Bluff, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital.
The son of Carl and Emma (Mann) Erickson, he was born Sept. 8, 1907, in St. Paul. He married Genevieve Huppert on Sept. 8, 1931, in Clayfield, and they farmed in the Pierce County area. He later worked on the Works Progress Administration dam project in Red Wing, then as a trapper and commercial fisherman in the area. He was a supervisor for Burlington Northern Railroad until retiring in 1972. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bird watching.
Surviving are: his wife; one daughter, Caroline Rollo of Magalia, Calif.; two sons, Harvey J. of Hastings, Minn., and Wallace (Darlene "Dearie") of Hager City; 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild.
Preceding him in death were: one infant son, Albert; and one grandchild, David Erickson.
Funeral service was Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. Burial was in the Diamond Bluff Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be: Dan, Dean, Kevin, Mike and Wally Erickson Jr., and Tim Magee. Memorials are preferred to the Shriner's Hospital.
Rosella M. Northey, 88
Rosella Marie Northey, age 88, of Red Wing died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Fairview Seminary Home.
She was born March 3, 1911, in Ellsworth, the daughter of John and Ros (Wagner) Wagner. She attended schools in Ellsworth.
She married William Alexander Northey on June 17, 1930, in Jackson, Miss. They spent four years in Mississippi and then returned to rural Ellsworth. They farmed in the area until 1976. They moved to Red Wing in 1976. He died on Aug. 4, 1978. She moved to the Seminary Home in 1989.
She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her grandchildren and walking her dog, "Mousey."
She is survived by: one son, Gilbert (Sharon) Northey of Red Wing; three daughters, Donna Nelson of Danbury, Dorothy Marko of Red Wing and Karen (James) Blue of Red Wing; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren; one sister, Annie Johnson of Ellsworth; one brother, John Wagner of Bay City.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; one infant brother; and one brother, George Wagner.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. at Mahn Family Funeral homes, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, with Pastor Lauryl Stockness officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ellsworth. Visitation will be at the Bodelson-Mahn Chapel on Wednesday one hour prior to the service. Pallbearers will be: Craig Bolton, M.J. Nelson, Harlan Northey, Scott Northey, Richard Powers, Alyn Thurber. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Stacey Bolton, Shari Cook, McKenzie Marko, Tiffany Marko, Rosanna Starks.
Oscar C. Thompson, 77
PRESCOTT - Oscar Christian Thompson, 77, Red Wing, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at his home.
He was born June 1, 1922, in Belle Creek Township (Minn.) to Oscar and Martha (Koppang) Thompson and attended Zumbrota Township (Minn.) schools. He farmed on the family farm in Featherstone Township (Minn.) for more than 50 years. He was a member of Vasa Lutheran Church, serving on the church council for a number of years.
He also belonged to the Red Wing Archery Club and Red Wing Arts Association. He received a number of awards for his folk art at the Goodhue County (Minn.) Fair. He sang and played guitar, and enjoyed riding motorcycle and traveling.
He is survived by: three brothers, Raymond (Dorothy) of Prescott, Luverne (Marilyn) of Hay Creek and Maurice (Donna) of Independence, Mo.; two sisters, Clarice Anderson of Cannon Falls, Minn., and Lois (Forest) Wipperling of Red Wing.
Preceding him in death were: one sister, Marilyn; and two brothers, Elton and an infant, Maurice.
Funeral was Saturday, Oct. 23, at Vasa Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Michael Dobbins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: Tim and Steve Carlson, Bruce and Rick Thompson, Brad and Jeff Wipperling. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, handled arrangements.
Grace M. Anderson, 84
BAY CITY - Grace Mayo Anderson, age 84, of Bay City died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital.
She was born March 28, 1915, in Bay City, the daughter of James and Delia (Taylor) Harding. She graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1933. On Nov. 7, 1934, she married Melvin M. Anderson in Red Wing. The couple then lived in Bay City. He died Oct. 17, 1982.
She worked at the St. James Hotel, Central Grain and the Red Wing Shoe Company, retiring Jan. 1, 1983. She was a member of Bay City United Methodist Church; a charter member of Harding-Hale-Darrington American Legion Post Auxiliary in Bay City; Nakomis Council #27, Red Wing; Juanita Sewing Society, Red Wing; and bowled for Alynn's Bakery Team in the City League. She enjoyed sewing and bowling.
She is survived by: three daughters, L. Jeanette (Robert) Stroupe and Judy (Johnnie) Albarado, both of Bay City, and Valerie (Donald) Stockwell of Spring Valley; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Cora Freeman of Red Wing.
She was preceded in death by: her husband; two brothers, Guy and Earl Harding; two sisters, Hazel Wilson and Merle Guenzel; one grandson, Timothy Albarado; one great-grandson.
Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 21, at Bay City United Methodist Church with Rev. Gilbert White officiating. Burial was in the Bay City Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers were: Alan, Bruce, Daniel and John Albarado, Guy, James and Jeffrey Stockwell and Scott Stroupe. Honorary pallbearer was Michael Albarado.
Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, served the family.