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Lawrence Bruening
February 23, 2001 
Funeral Service:   11:00 a.m. Tuesday - February 27th
St. Mary's Catholic Church - New Hampton
Visitation: Monday 3 - 8 p.m.
Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton
Rosary:  4:00    Parish Scripture:  7:00 p.m.
Video Memorial Tribute: 7:30 p.m. 
Lawrence Bruening age 87 of New Hampton died Friday in West Union of natural causes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2001, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Hampton with Rev. Carl Schmitt celebrating the mass.  Music for the service will be provided by Ann Bennett as organist and St. Mary's Choir.  Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Hampton with Steven Bruening, Rhonda Senner, Matt Bruening, Rose Roe, Carl Schilling, Dean Schilling, James Bruening and Neal Schilling as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Shelly Broich, Kathy Carpenter, Ruth Hibner, Barbara Schilling, Dale Schilling, Brian Bruening, Karen Bruening, Sara Senner, Anna Traywick, Peggy Hoff, Vicky Smith, Christine Colvin, Jennifer Bruening, Jeremy Senner, Ronnie Traywick Jr.
Lawrence was born May 12, 1913 in Festina, Iowa, the son of Bernard and Clara (Busch) Bruening.  He attended school at the Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic School in Festina.  In 1934 and 1935  Lawrence was a Forestry Leader in the Civilian Conservation Corp. working in Backbone State Park and in fishery activities near Decorah.  On January 28, 1936 in the St. Lukes Chapel, St. Lucas, Iowa, he married Marie Franzen.  Initially the couple lived near Waucoma and in Lawler before moving to their farm north of New Hampton in 1942. Marie died on August 21, 1996.   Lawrence had been a 4-H leader leading the "Jacksonville Renegades."  He was an Honorary Chapter Farmer for the FFA in New Hampton, a Chief Ranger for the Catholic Order of Foresters and was an active horse trader and also broke horses for many area owners. Lawrence enjoyed attending livestock sales, traveling in his motor-home with Marie, fishing and the activities at the New Hampton Senior Center.  Lawrence will always be remembered for his willingness to help anyone.
Survivors include two sons; Larry Bruening (Pat); Mark Bruening (Judy) of New Hampton; Four daughters;  Janet Senner (Ron) of Hawkeye, IA; Leona Schilling (Everoul); Madeline Colvin (David); Linda Traywick (Ronnie); all of Waterloo, Iowa.  23 grandchildren.  23 great-grandchildren.  3 great-great-grandchildren.  3 sisters; Mary Franzen and Evelyn Opperman (George) of Hawkeye; Loretta Kolar of Evansdale.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Marie; 3 children; Mary Lou; JoAnn and John; 1 grandson; 1 great-grandson; 2 brothers; Marcellus and Louis Bruening.  5 sisters; Elizabeth Franzen; Frances Thelman; Bertha Riha; Mildred Fels and Lucille Thielke. 
Visitation is after 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 26 at the Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Parish and Catholic Order of Forester Rosary; a 7:00 p.m. Parish Scripture Service and a 7:30 p.m. Video Memorial Tribute.

Maurine Holschlag
February 23, 2001 
Funeral Service:   11:00 a.m. Monday - February 26
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - New Hampton
Visitation: Sunday 3-8 p.m.
Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton
Rosary:  4:00    Scripture Service:  7:00
Video Memorial Tribute:  7:30 
Maurine Holschlag age 88 of New Hampton died Friday at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of natural causes.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Hampton with Rev. Carl Schmitt celebrating the mass.  The pall will be placed on the casket by her children and their spouses.  Lectors for the service are Carrie Roethler and Sherri Dowd.  Music for the service will be provided by Sr. Lorraine Loecher as organist and Joyce Shatek as cantor.  Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in New Hampton with grandchildren; Becky Schoenfeld, Kathy Roethler, Randy Brummond, Cindy Kellogg, Dick Brummond, Dan Brummond, Brad Holschlag and Craig Holschlag as pallbearers.
Maurine was born in Waterloo, Iowa on May 8, 1912, the daughter of Elmer and Martha (Pichelmann) Johnson.  She attended school near Waterloo and in the Chickasaw County area.  On February 9, 1931 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Hampton she married Carl Holschlag.  Initially the couple farmed near New Hampton and Fredericksburg until 1943.  In the late 1940's she and her husband started Holschlag Construction of New Hampton which they operated until 1970.  At that time the business was sold to their son, Tom Holschlag and son-in-law; LaVern Brummond.  For many years, Maurine and Carl spent their winters in Texas.  Carl died on October 26, 1982.  Maurine was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Rosary Society and a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America.  In her free time, Maurine enjoyed traveling, playing cards and Bingo, crocheting and gardening.
She is survived by her two sons; Tom Holschlag (Paula) of New Hampton; Tim Holschlag (Lyn) of Minneapolis; One daughter; Geraldine Brummond of New Hampton.  8 grandchildren.  17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  One brother; Donald Johnson of Charles City; Three sisters; Ellen Gauger, Evelyn Merrill (Ray) and Ruth Martin; all of Charles City.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Carl; a daughter in infancy, a grandson; Ryan Holschlag, two great-grandchildren; Matthew Schoenfeld and Mandy Brummond; a son-in-law; Lavern Brummond.
Friends may call 3-8 Sunday at Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Rosary, a 7:00 p.m. Parish Scripture Service and a 7:30 p.m. Video Memorial Tribute.  Further visitation is an hour prior to the funeral at the church. 

Emma Myers
February 17, 2001 
Funeral Service:   11:00 a.m. Wednesday
 February 21, 2001
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - New Hampton
Visitation: 3-8 Tuesday
Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton
Rosary: 4:00 p.m.   Parish Scripture: 7:00 p.m. 
Emma Myers age 93 of New Hampton died Saturday, February 17 at the New Hampton Care Center of natural causes.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Hampton with Rev. Carl Schmitt celebrating the mass.  Interment will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery, New Hampton with Pat Lensing, Tom Myers, Jim Myers, Donny Sheridan, David Sheridan and Tom Lensing as pallbearers.
Emma was born April 8, 1907 on the Leibold family farm near Ft. Atkinson, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Sudtelgte) Leibold.  She attended grade school and high school in Ft. Atkinson.  On February 14, 1928 at St. John's Catholic Church in Ft. Atkinson, she married Philip Myers.  Together, the couple farmed and raised their family near Waucoma retiring in 1973 and moving to New Hampton.  Philip Myers died on October 29, 1978.  Emma had been a member of St. Mary's Church in Waucoma and the Catholic Daughters of America in Waucoma and New Hampton.  She was currently a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Rosary Society.  Emma enjoyed playing cards, traveling, fishing, spending time with her family and had been active at the New Hampton Senior Center.
Emma is survived by one daughter, Irene Lensing (Gerald) of Lawler; Two sons; Alvin Myers (Theresa) of New Hampton and Raymond Myers (Gladys) of Ridgeway.  22 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Philip; a daughter; Florence Sheridan in 1976; a son-in-law; Francis Sheridan in 1986; Three brothers Art, Hugo, and George Leibold and two sisters; Olivia Steffes and Bertha Kappes.
Visitation will be held 3-8 Tuesday at Larkin-Martin-Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Rosary and a 7:00 p.m. Parish Scripture Service.  Further visitation is an hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Floyd (Doc) Munson
January 24, 2001 
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday -  January 27th
Trinity Lutheran Church - New Hampton
Visitation:  Friday 3-7 p.m.
Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton 
Floyd Munson age 95 of New Hampton died Wednesday January 24, 2001 at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Hampton of natural causes.  Funeral Services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hampton with Rev. David Bergstrom and Rev. David Frey officiating.  Music for the service will be provided by Carol Gorman as organist with the congregation singing "How Great Thou Art", "Nearer My God To Thee," and "Who Is This Host Arrayed in White".  Interment is in the New Hampton City Cemetery with John Gordon, John A. Roberson, Clair Munson, Larry Pitzenberger, Laverne Cutsforth and Gene Thompson as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer is Alan Munson.
Floyd Gerhart Munson was born November 12, 1905 at the home of his parents, 4 1/2 miles northwest of Lawler, Iowa.  He was the oldest son and second child of Adolph and Martha (Attleson) Munson.  Floyd was baptized and confirmed at the Jerico Lutheran Church.  He received his education in rural elementary schools in Chickasaw County and graduated from the Lawler High School.  He attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa where he received his teaching certificate.  After teaching school for two years, he decided to become a farmer.  On October 12, 1937 at the Crane Creek Lutheran Church he married Tomena Otteson.  The couple farmed near Lawler until 1972.  Following having a heart attack, they moved to New Hampton where he resided until his death.  Floyd had served on various church boards at the Crane Creek Lutheran Church including longtime president of the Cemetery Board and Church Treasurer.  He was a founder and member of the Jacksonville Historian Club and the Munson Park Museum.  He served as Jacksonville Township Clerk and was president of District #12 School Board for 20 years.  Floyd also served as an enumerator for the county centennial census.  In his free time, Floyd enjoyed playing cards and traveling.
Floyd is survived by his wife of 63 years; Tomena; two sisters; Ada Munson and Alice Thompson both of New Hampton.  Several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; Lester, Arthur and Merle Munson and a sister; Edith Roberson.
Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Larkin-Martin-Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton and an hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Gertrude Ferkin
July 31, 2001 
Funeral Services:  10:30 a.m.  Saturday August 4, 2001
Trinity Lutheran Church - New Hampton
Visitation:  3 - 7 p.m. Friday at
 Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton 
Gertrude Ferkin, age 97  a longtime New Hampton area resident, died Tuesday July 31, 2001 after a brief illness.  Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hampton with Rev. Kevin Frey officiating.  Music for the service will be provided by Carol Gorman as organist and granddaughter, Tiffany Robb as violinist.  Interment will be in the New Hampton City Cemetery with Rick Clark, Bob Ferkin, Wayne Moetsch, Cory Pester and Tom Dryer as pallbearers.
Gertrude was born January 24, 1904 in Roland, Iowa, the daughter of Ben and Sarah (Idso) Swenson.  She attended grade school and high school in Roland.  She was united in marriage to Howard Ferkin in Roland, Iowa.  The couple moved to New Hampton in 1947, owned and operated a grocery store with their son Jim until 1960.  Mrs. Ferkin was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a very active member of the Hospital Auxiliary where she worked for over 20 years.  In her free time, Gertrude enjoyed playing her organ and time with her bird, "Billy Boy". 
Survivors include one son; Jim Ferkin (Sharon) of New Hampton; one daughter; Genevieve Clark (Clyde) of Mesa, AZ.  Five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Howard in 1970, a grandson; Gary Ferkin in 1986; two sisters; Berdella Hanson and Bertha Teigland.
Visitation is 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday at Hugeback Funeral Home, New Hampton and an hour prior to the funeral at the church. 

Terrance D. McDermott
July  25, 2000 
Memorial Mass: --  St. Joseph Catholic Church
10:30 a.m. Saturday - July 28, 2001
Visitation: 1 hour prior to the service at church 
Terrance D. McDermott age 59 of Bloomington, MN; formerly of New Hampton died Wednesday at his Bloomington home.  A Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Hampton with Rev. Carl Schmitt and Rev. Tom O'Neill of LaCrosse as concelebrants.  Private family interment will take place at a later date. 
Terry was born in New Hampton on January 25, 1942, the son of Ray and Lillian (Speltz) McDermott.  He attended the former St. Mary's Grade School and was a New Hampton High School graduate.  He then attended  Loras College in Dubuque.  He was married to Eileen Kelly and together the couple had five sons.  They were later divorced.  Terry was a resident of Bloomington, Minnesota.
Survivors include five sons; Sean McDermott of Chicago, Michael McDermott of California; Kevin McDermott of Chicago; Cullen McDermott of LaCrosse and Phillip of Minneapolis.  His mother; Lillian McDermott of New Hampton; a sister; Connie McDermott of Minneapolis; three brothers; Tim McDermott Omaha; Tom McDermott and Pat McDermott of New Hampton.  His former wife; Eileen Kelly of Bloomington and a special friend; Darla of Bloomington.  He was preceded in death by his father; Ray McDermott and a brother; Kevin McDermott.
 Friends may greet the family an hour prior to the mass at the church. 

Lt. Raymond Drewelow 
March 5, 1944 
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m.  Saturday 
October 5, 2001
St. Joseph Catholic Church - New Hampton
Visitation: One Hour Prior At Church 
On March 5, 1944, 2nd Lt. Raymond J. Drewelow, age 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Drewelow, New Hampton, was reported missing in action.  Raymond was a pilot in the Army Air Corps and was shot down over New Guinea.  Now 57 years later his remains have been positively identified.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2001 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Hampton with Rev. Carl Schmitt celebrating the mass.  Lector for the mass will be Mike Carlin.  Music will be provided by Sr. Lorraine Loecher.  Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery.  Pallbearers are Fae Stine American Legion Post #38. 
Raymond was born March 6, 1919 on a farm near Fredericksburg.  He attended school in Fredericksburg and New Hampton and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1936.  He worked on the family farm until the fall of 1939 when he enrolled at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
In March, 1941, Raymond enlisted in the Army where he served with the 113th Cavalry, Fort Bowie, TX until he transferred to the Army Air Corps.  The Air Corps was a part of the Army at that time.  On May 24, 1943 he received his wings and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant at Lubbock, TX.   In May 1943 Raymond married Freda Hindman in Little Rock, AR.  She died in 1999 before the DNA results were known.  Raymond was shipped overseas Dec. 10, 1943 and was reported missing over New Guinea March 5, 1944.  He remained on "missing in action" status until January 1946 when the Drewelow family was notified by the Army that, according to regulations and the passage of time, "a presumption of death must be assumed."  That was the last official communication from the government until the DNA request was received in March of 1999.  They later received word that a match had been made.
At the time of his death survivors included his wife; Freda (Hindman); Parents;  Andrew and Mary (Coleman) Drewelow; two brothers; Robert Drewelow (Loretta) of Waterloo and Roland Drewelow; five sisters; Rita Troyna of New Hampton, Ruth Bussard of Vancouver, WA, Ramona Canbelle (John) of Vancouver, WA, Rosemary Aubin of Scottsdale, AZ and Rosella Hopkins.
Currently deceased are his wife; Freda on September 17, 1999, parents; Andrew Drewelow in October 1966, Mary (Coleman) September 1987, one brother Roland Drewlow in 1978; one sister Rosella Hopkins in 1981.
Visitation is one hour before the service at the church. 

Dorothy Kovarik 
September 5, 2001 
Funeral Service:  10:30 Monday September 10, 2001 
St. Mary's Catholic Church - New Hampton
Visitation:  3-8 Sunday
Hugeback Funeral Home - New Hampton
Rosary:  4:00 p.m.     Scripture Service:  7:00 p.m.
Video Memorial Tribute:  7:30 p.m. 
Dorothy Kovarik age 88, of New Hampton died Wednesday September 5, 2001, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of natural causes.  Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, New Hampton with Rev. Carl Schmitt and Rev. John Moser celebrating the mass.  Music for the service will be provided by Ann Bennett as organist, the St. Mary's Choir and the Holy Trinity Choir.  The pall will be placed on the casket by her four children.  Grandson, Karl Kovarik will be the lector.  The offertory gifts will be presented by Adam and Melissa Claude.  Interment will be in the Holy Trinity Cemetery, in Protivin, with grandsons; Karl Kovarik, Keith Kovarik, Kris Kovarik, Kurt Kovarik, Jeremy Kovarik, Janine Wurzer, Jessica Cox and Joe Kovarik as pallbearers.
Dorothy was born on November 20, 1912 in rural Chickasaw County near Little Turkey the daughter of John H. and Katherine (Panos) Pechota.  She attended the Utica #7 Country School near Little Turkey.  On September 24, 1936 at Assumption Parish she married Ben T. Kovarik.  Initially the couple farmed north of Jackson Junction for four years and then moved to their home north of Little Turkey where they farmed until their retirement in 1985.  While living on the farm, Dorothy always had a large vegetable and flower garden.  Free time was spent by Ben and Dorothy visiting with their friends, neighbors and relatives.  After retiring in 1985 Ben and Dorothy moved to New Hampton.  Ben died on May 4, 1993.  In February 1999, Dorothy became a resident of the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was a former member of Assumption Parish, Little Turkey, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Protivin and was currently a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Rosary Society in New Hampton.
Dorothy is survived by her two sons; Gene Kovarik (Rita) of Protivin; Jim Kovarik (Jennie) of Protivin; two daughters; Janet Ellickson (Robert) of Decorah and Joanie Claude (Frank) of Plymouth, MN.  10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ben and one brother; Gene Pechota.
Visitation is 3-8 Sunday at Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Rosary a 7:00 p.m. Scripture Service and a 7:30 p.m. Video Memorial Tribute. 

Bernice M. Scott
December 15, 2001 
Funeral Service:  10:30 a.m. Friday
December 21, 2001
St. Mary's Catholic Church - New Hampton
Visitation:  3 - 8 p.m.
Hugeback Funeral Home - New Hampton
CDofA Rosary:4:00 p.m.  Scripture Service:7:00 p.m. 
Bernice M. Scott, age 91 of New Hampton died Saturday, December 15, 2001 at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center from complications as a result of Alzheimers disease.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, New Hampton with Rev. Carl Schmitt celebrating the mass.  The funeral pall will be placed on the casket by grandchildren; Laurie Tiemessen, Tara VonWaldon; Debbie Zabel and Cindy Scott.  The offertory gifts will be presented by great-grandchildren; Dan Tiemessen, James Zabel and Alyssa Franzen.  Music for the service will be provided by Ann Bennett as organist and the St. Mary's Choir.  Interment is in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Hampton with grandchildren; Bob Scott; Mike Scott; John Scott; Todd Scott; Kurt Rindels; Becky Franzen and Kris Rindels.  The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will be honorary pallbearers. 
Bernice was born March 31, 1910 in rural Chickasaw County near Ionia the daughter of John and Lucy Elizabeth (Kalen) Baltes.  She received her education at St. Boniface School in Ionia and at the Deerfield Township rural country school.  On July 25, 1936 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, she married Ralph W. Scott.  The couple made their home for a brief period in Nashua before moving to their farm east of New Hampton in 1937.  In 1955, the couple moved to a farm south of Protivin.  During these years on the farms, Bernice was primarily a homemaker and raised her family while being very active with Ralph in farming.  Bernice had been a volunteer leader with the Howard County 4-H programs in Protivin.  In 1959, the Scotts moved to Fredericksburg where they owned and operated the Highway Cafe from 1959 - 1963.  They later lived in Fairbank, IA where they ran the Cozy Cafe from 1963 - 1972.  Ralph Scott died on February 3, 1970.  In 1972, Bernice moved to 7 W. Washington St. in New Hampton where she lived until becoming a resident of the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in 1995.  Bernice was an avid cook and will be remembered for the pies she made.  She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rosary Society, Choir and a former prayer leader.  She was also a longtime member and a former District Officer for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.  Bernice was a longtime volunteer at the former Health Care Manor, running the gift cart.  She also volunteered at the Chickasaw County Historical Society Museum in Bradford Township.
Bernice is survived by one daughter; Mary Rindels (Ken) of Charles City; Four sons; Frank Scott (Lila) of Fredericksburg; Richard Scott (Jackie) of Nevada, Iowa; Dan Scott (Jean) of New Hampton; Thomas R. Scott of Iowa City.  11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  A brother; Dr. Bernard Baltes of Tulsa,OK; a sister; Lucille Muetz of W. Pomona, WI.  Three sisters-in-law; Adella Baltes of Apache Junction, AZ; Phyllis Baltes of Dade City, FL; Gerri Baltes of Denver, CO.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter; Luanna Scott.  Three brothers; Louie, Norb and Joe Baltes; a sister; Rita Rosauer and a great-grandson.
Visitation is 4-8 Thursday at Hugeback Funeral Home, New Hampton where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Catholic Daughters of the Americas Rosary and a 7:00 p.m. Scripture Service.  If so desired, memorials may be made to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Alzhiemers Safe Return Project or Hospice of North Iowa.

DeeAnn Weigel
December 15, 2001 
Funeral Services:  10:30 a.m. Tuesday
December 18, 2001
St. Mary's Catholic Church - New Hampton
Visitation:  3-9 p.m. Monday
Hugeback Funeral Home - New Hampton
Rosary:  4:00 p.m.     Scripture Service:  6:30 p.m.
Video Memorial Tribute:  7:00 p.m. 
DeeAnn Weigel, age 49, of New Hampton died Saturday morning, December 15, 2001 after a lengthy battle with cancer.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, New Hampton with Rev. Carl Schmitt celebrating the mass.  Music for the service will be provided by Ann Bennett as organist, the St. Mary's Choir and Travis Bouska as Cantor.  The funeral pall will be placed on the casket by her husband, children and mother.  Lectors for the mass are Janell Nelson, Jody Weigel and Sr. Lois Erpelding.  Mass servers are Kyle Bouksa, and Anthony Campbell.  The offertory gifts will be presented by Doris Dallman, Dixie Schnieder and Dawn King.  Interment is in St. Mary's Cemetery with Bob Weigel, Vern Laures, Tom Rosonke, Dean Campbell, Bernie Schnieder and Doug Dallman as pallbearers.  Honorary Pallbearers are Irene Weigel,  LaVonne Rosonke, Jean Laures, Paula Rosonke, Lynn Campbell, Rita Roberson, Peg Brummond and Nancy Lee. 
DeeAnn was born December 3, 1952 in Estherville, Iowa, the daughter of Dick and Doris (Marlow) Dallman.  She attended grade school in Algona and New Hampton and was a 1971 graduate of the New Hampton High School.  On October 7, 1972 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Hampton she married Mike Weigel.  Together the couple made their home in New Hampton all their married life.  DeeAnn worked at Sara Lee for over 29 years during which she was involved with various areas of production.  After the plant closing in 2000, she began working for the Donaldson Co. in Cresco until January of this year.  DeeAnn enjoyed making crafts including beautiful handmade quilts.  She especially enjoyed the outdoors.  Her love of gardening was always evident in the beautiful flowers around her house.  Spending time with family and friends at the river and reading were also passions of hers.  Her beautiful smile will always be missed.  DeeAnn was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Rosary Society.
Survivors include her husband; Mike; one son; Ryan Weigel of New Hampton and one daughter; Kristi Weigel of New Hampton.  Her mother; Doris Dallman of New Hampton.  Two sisters; Dixie Schnieder (Bernie) of New Hampton and Dawn King (Darrin) of Lawler.  One brother; Doug Dallman (Jean) of New Hampton.  She was preceded in death by her father; Dick Dallman in 1990.
Visitation is 3-9 Monday at Hugeback Funeral Home, New Hampton where there will be a 4:p.m. Rosary, a 6:30 p.m. Scripture Service and a 7:00p.m. Video Memorial Tribute.

Lula E. Praska 
December 14, 2001 
No Services or Visitation will be held
Her body was donated to science 
Lula E. Praska, age 86 of New Hampton died December 14, 2001 of natural causes. No visitation or funeral service will be held. 
Lula was born September 22, 1915 in rural Chickasaw County, the daughter of Charles and Eleanor (Shileny) Kostka.  She and her husband, Jerome owned and operated a service station and restaurant in Jackson Junction.  The couple later moved to Des Moines where Jerome died.  Lula became a resident of the New Hampton Care Center in 1991.
Survivors include two sons; Robert Taylor of Oklahoma and Rex Taylor of Waterloo.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

John Busta 
December 10, 2001 
Funeral Services:  11:00 a.m. Friday
 December 14, 2001
Holy Trinity Catholic Church - Protivin
Visitation:  3-9 Thursday
Hugeback's Protivin Funeral Home
Rosary:  4:00p.m.     Scripture Service:  6:00 p.m.
Video Memorial Tribute:  6:30 p.m. 
John Busta, age 63 of Protivin, Iowa died Monday, December 10th in Cresco.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Protivin with Rev. John Moser celebrating the mass.  Music for the service will be provided by Colleen Busta as vocalist and Verda Mikota as organist.  The funeral pall will be placed on the casket by his wife and children.  Lector for the funeral is Maureen Busta.  John's grandchildren will present the offertory gifts.  Interment is in Holy Trinity Catholic Church Cemetery with Richard Jirak, Eldred Rethamel, Wilmer Hubka, Jim Bohr, Gary Pecinovsky, Allen Pecinovsky, Harlan Mikota and Charles Meyer as Pallbearers.  Honorary Pallbearers are Charles Hadacek, Arnold Busta, Leo Pecinovsky, Jim Busta, Lyle Dietzenbach and Jim Bouska. 
John was born November 22, 1938 in rural Chickasaw County near Little Turkey, the son of William and Viola (Pavlovec) Busta.  He attended the Utica Township #7 Country School.  Prior to his marriage, John worked for Klimesh Ford in Spillville.  On June 10, 1961 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin, he married Judy Pecinovsky.  John and Judy initially lived south of Protivin for five years before moving into town.  Shortly after their marriage, John began working as a Maintainer Operator for Chickasaw Country Secondary Roads.  In 1974 he began work for the Rural Electric Cooperative in Cresco.  John was initially an Operator and was currently employed as a mechanic.  His 27 years at the REC were always a fulfilling part of his life.  John will be remembered for his enjoyments in life such as fishing, playing cards, going to casinos, his grandchildren, watching the birds in his yard, old time country music and visiting with his family and all his friends.  John and Judy enjoyed traveling, especially their trip to the Czech Republic and their several trips to Branson.
John is survived by his wife Judy; Two sons; Jeff Busta (Sue) of Calmar and Jayme Busta (Kandi) of Atkins, Iowa.  A son-in-law; Terry Broderick of Mason City.  8 grandchildren; Lyndsay and Nicholas Busta; Kasey, Danielle and Taylor Busta; Kyle Gonnerman, Kole and Kallie Broderick.  Three brothers; Bill Busta (Maureen) of New Hampton; Norbert Busta (Jo Ann) of Little Turkey; Marvin Busta (Sue) of Madison, WI.  Two sisters; Anita McGowan (Tom) of Lawler and Marjorie Jacobsen of Chandler, AZ.  Numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a son John Busta, Jr. in 1962; a daughter; Jodene Broderick on May 14, 2000; and a sister; Marlene Busta.

Florence Ann Galligan 
November 29, 2001 
Funeral Service:  10:30 Tuesday December 4, 2001
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - New Hampton
Visitation:  3-8 Monday
Hugeback Funeral Home - New Hampton
Rosary:  4:00 p.m.        Scripture:  6:30 p.m.
Video Memorial Tribute:  7:00 p.m. 
Florence Galligan age 100, of New Hampton, died Thursday evening at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton of natural causes.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. John Harpel celebrating the mass.  Music for the service will be provided by Sr. Lorraine Loecher as organist, Jenny Baltes and Pat Felder.  The pall will be placed on the casket by her three sons.  Lectors are Tom Galligan and Mark Galligan.  The offertory gifts will be presented by Lona Sweitzer, Karen Meirick and Paula Laures.  Eucharistic ministers are Mary Winter, Colleen Leichtman and Nancy Wegner.  Interment will be in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Lawler with grandsons; Wayne Galligan, Dave Galligan, Bob Galligan, Denny Galligan, Ken Galligan and Dick Galligan as pallbearers.  Grandchildren are honorary pallbearers.
Florence was born July 30, 1901 in Hustisford, WI the daughter of Eugene and Lillian (Ellingson) Underwood.  The family moved to New Hampton in 1910 where Florence attended grade school and high school.  Florence and Joseph Galligan were married in Lawler at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church on November 4, 1924.  The couple farmed northwest of Lawler where their three sons were born and raised.  Florence will be remembered for her love of the outdoors, the large garden she kept while the children were growing up, caring for her yard and going for walks.  She did all her canning from her garden and raised flowers as well.  She and Joseph enjoyed going to barn dances, playing cards and time with their family and friends.  Joseph Galligan died on February 10, 1966.  Following his death, Florence sold Avon for many years.  In 1992, she moved to New Hampton where she made her home until 1998 when she became a resident of the New Hampton Care Center.  Florence was a former member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Hampton, the Jacksonville Historical Society, a 50 year member of the Catholic Daughters of America - Court Mt. Carmel and the Legion Auxiliary. 
Florence is survived by her three sons; Duane Galligan; Chuck Galligan (Janet); Jim Galligan (Doris) all of New Hampton.  22 grandchildren. 39 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.  One brother; Vincent Underwood (Rita) of Mesa, AZ; Two sisters; Iva Cutsforth of Waterloo and Marion Mackey (Walter) of Seattle, WA.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joseph; a grandson; Joseph P. Galligan; a great-grandson; Jon Galligan; a daughter-in-law; Celine Galligan; Six brothers; Ray, Merle, Lynn, Claude, Ed and Russ Underwood.
Visitation will be held 3-8 Monday at Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton, where there will be a 4:00 Catholic Daughters of America Rosary, a 6:30 p.m. Scripture Service and a 7:00 p.m. Video Memorial Tribute.  Further visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Emmett Martin 
November 28, 2001 
Funeral Service:  10:30 a.m. Monday December 3, 2001
St. Mary's Catholic Church - New Hampton
Visitation:  3-8 Sunday
Hugeback Funeral Home - New Hampton
Scripture Service:  7:00 p.m.   
Emmett Martin, age 84 of New Hampton, died November 28, 2001 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton after a lengthy illness.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, New Hampton with Rev. Carl Schmitt celebrating the mass.  The pall will be placed on the casket by his wife, Mary and their three children.  The offertory gifts will be presented by Richard and Joan Martin.  Eucharistic ministers are Roscoe McDonald, Sharon McDowell and Gerry Kennedy.  Sr. Lois Erpelding will serve as lector.  Interment is in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Hampton with Tim Riley, Jack Gorman, Vern Laures, Wally Murphy, Doug Maharry and Mike Kennedy as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Ralph Kennedy, Gerald Carney, Bob Dee, Al Riley, Richard Martin, Bob Rigler, Dr. James Carr, Leon Hugeback, Nels Jensen, Dennis Reaman and Don Hackman.
Emmett was born on March 21, 1917 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, the son of John and Anna (Nolan) Martin.  He attended grade school in Emmetsburg and was an Emmetsburg High School graduate in the class of 1935.  Following two years at Emmetsburg Community College, Emmett attended Mortuary College in St. Louis, MO, graduating in 1938.  Emmett served his internship at McCollough Funeral Home in Algona.  In 1939, Emmett began work for the C.F. Morgan and Son Funeral Home in Newton, IA.  On October 19, 1940 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Newton he married Mary Dickinson.  Following their marriage, Emmett and Mary moved back to Emmetsburg where they joined his father in the furniture business and the Martin Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.  Shortly after moving Emmett and Mary opened furniture stores and new funeral homes in Graettinger and Estherville which they operated for nearly twenty years.  In 1961 the couple purchased the Larkin Funeral Homes, New Hampton and Lawler from Bill Larkin which became known as Larkin-Martin Funeral Homes.  Emmett and Mary operated the funeral homes until retirement in 1979 when they sold the business to Leon Hugeback.  Emmett was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus #1697.
He is survived by his wife; Mary; two daughters; Mary Martin, Julie Martin-Maduros (Spyros) and a son; John Martin (Debra) all of Fountain Hills, AZ.  Three grandchildren; Emily and Morgan Maduros and Claire Martin.  He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held 3-8 Sunday at Hugeback Funeral Home, New Hampton where there will be a 7:00 p.m. Scripture Service. 


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