Funeral services for Ellen Quandt of West Union were held Tuesday,
September 5  at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in West
Associate Pastor Susan Friedrich officiated. Interment was in West
Union Cemetery. Burnham-Wood Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Ellen, 70, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at Good Samaritan Nursing
Center in West Union of cancer.
Ellen H. Quandt was born September 28, 1931 in Cresco, the daughter
of Leon and Ida (Queel) Davis. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith
at First Lutheran Church of Cresco. She graduated from Cresco High School
in 1949. She attended Luther College in Decorah to obtain her teaching
certificate. She taught rural school in Howard County and grade school
On June 13, 1954 she married Robert Quandt at First Lutheran Church
Ellen enjoyed her life as a homemaker, farming with her husband and
later as librarian of the public library of West Union for 25 years.
Survivors include three daughters: Karen Todd of West Des Moines, Kathy
Grove of Clear Lake and Ruth Topp of Hubbard; two sons: Jim of East Moline,
IL and John of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; two sisters: Bernice Minear
of Cresco and Evelyn Mohlis of Spring Valley, MN; and one brother: Marvin
Funeral services for Donald Stoskopf of Decorah were held Tuesday,
September 12  at 11:00 a.m. at the Big Canoe Lutheran
Church, rural Decorah.
Rev. David Andreae officiated. Interment was in Locust Cemetery. French
and Balik Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Donald, 75, died Saturday, September 9, 2000 at the Barthell Eastern
Star Home in Decorah following a long illness.
Survivors include two sons: David of Decorah and Mark of Wilton; and
two daughters: Paula Stoskopf and Karen Stoskopf both of Decorah.
Funeral services for Rose Rosendahl were held Monday, September 11
 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Ridgeway.
Revs. Phillip and Ginny Olson officiated. Interment was in Lincoln
Cemetery. Pall bearers were: Knut Brown, Dustin Rosendahl, Jacob Bolson,
Alex Bolson, Caleb Rosendahl, Emily Lynch, Abby Lynch, Andrew Brown, and
Molly Lynch. French & Balik Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Rose, 89, died Wednesday, September 6, 2000 at the White Violet Adult
Care Home in Phoenix, AZ.
Rose Rosendahl was born January 10, 1911 near Ossian, the daughter
of William and Catherine (Busch) Tieskotter. She was baptized at DeSales
Catholic Church in Ossian and was confirmed at the Orleans Lutheran Church
on May 28, 1950.
On August 29, 1928 she married Olger Rosendahl at St. Benedict's Catholic
Church in Decorah. They farmed in the Decorah area for about ten years
before moving to a farm near Ridgeway. In the fall of 1973, they retired
to their new home in Decorah. In the fall of 1980, they moved to Youngtown,
Survivors include two sons: Lyle of Ridgeway and Dennis of Phoenix,
AZ; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister: Viola
Palmer of Decorah.
Rose was preceded in death by her husband Olger; one son: Gordon in
1984; one granddaughter; her parents; one sister: Hilda; and two brothers:
Ed and Ervin.
Funeral services for Jerry Schmitt of Stratford were held Friday, August
25  at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Rozellville,
Rev. Thomas J. Rudolph officiated. Interment was in St. Andrew's Cemetery.
Jerry, 60, died Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at his home in the Town of
Cleveland, WI following a courageous battle with cancer.
Jerry D. Schmitt was born January 7, 1940 in Chickasaw County, the
son of Joseph and Christina (Kunt) Schmitt. He was a 1957 graduate of Notre
Dame High School in Cresco. After his education he farmed with his parents
in Iowa until he entered the United States Army, serving with the 101st
Airborne Division from May 14, 1963, until his honorable discharge on September
9, 1964. He then returned to Iowa where he farmed with his brother, Arlo,
until his marriage.
On October 15, 1966 he married Darlene Ruth Blahnik at St. Ignatious
Catholic Church in Spring Valley, MN. After their marriage, the Schmitts
dairy farmed in the Town of Cleveland, WI for 33 years until they sold
their farm in the fall of 1999.
Survivors include his wife Darlene; five sons: Ally of Stratford, John
of Wisconsin Rapids, Paul, Walt, and Jerry N. all of Stratford; four daughters:
Debbie Bauman, Betsy Schmitt, Barbara Schmitt, and Carmen Schmitt all of
Stratford; seven grandchildren; seven brothers: Raymond of Carlsbad, New
Mexico, Walter of Edgar, Lester of Lime Springs, Joseph of Sarasota, FL,
Robert of Harpers Ferry, George of Cresco, and Arlo of Mabel, MN; and three
sisters: Marilyn Trappe of Monona, Delores Shileny of New Hampton and Joyce
Mrachek of Cresco.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Edmund.
Funeral services for Wayne Thompson were held Sunday, September 10
 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Cresco.
Rev. Gary K. Lee and Intern Gail Hermondson officiated. Interment will
be at a later date at the Thompson Cemetery. Honorary pall bearers were:
Eugene Novak, Arnold Kubalsky Byron Knox, Arnold Spier, Marvin Thompson,
Arnold Skoda, Charles DeWalle, Donald Starks and Glen Ebenhoh. Pall bearers
were: Todd Nauman, Ben Nauman, Brook Biggers, Bill Vaith, J.J. Knowles,
Phil Wycoff and Allan Loney. Lindstrom Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Wayne, 76, died Wednesday, September 6, 2000 at his home.
Wayne Merle Thompson was born January 7, 1924 on the home farm, Steele
Co. MN, the son of William and Synnevah (Tolefson) Thompson. He was baptized
and confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna, MN. Wayne attended
a rural school through the 8th grade and graduated from Claremont High
School. He farmed with his father on the home farm, which was a Minnesota
Century Farm known as the Thompson homestead.
In 1946 Wayne and Norma Mork were married at Kenyon, MN. They continued
to farm until back problems forced Wayne to make a change. Wayne and his
family then moved to Cresco in 1960 when he joined the Archer Petroleum
Corporation as a district manager for Northeast Iowa and Southern Minnesota.
He later became division manager serving several states.
Wayne and Norma enjoyed a lot of time traveling the United States and
Canada, and in 1981 they spent time in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, spending
time visiting relatives in Norway.
He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife Norma; two daughters: Roxanne Nauman of
Rochester, MN and Julie Wheeler of Loveland, CO; five grandchildren; one
great-grandson; and one sister: Arlene Loney of Owatonna, MN.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Bernice
Sorenson and Violet Vaith.
Funeral services for Dolores M. Brom of Calmar were held on Thursday,
February 8  at 11:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church
Rev. Donald Hawes officiated. Interment was in St. Aloysius Catholic
Church Cemetery. French Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Dolores, 76, died Monday, February 5, 2001 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital
in LaCrosse, WI from an apparent heart attack.
Survivors include one daughter: Sue Myhre of Winona, MN; one son: Thomas
of Madison, WI; and one brother: Robert Balik of Spillville.
Funeral services for Clarence "Winker" Herold were held at 10:00 a.m.
on Saturday, March 17  at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen,
The Rev. Charles Davis officiated. Interment was in Killeen City Cemetery.
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Clarence, 90, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at a Temple hospital.
Clarence Herold was born August 26, 1910 in Lisbon, ND.
Before Herold retired from the U.S. Army in Ocober 1964, he had served
in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His military awards included
the National Defense Service Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the
Good Conduct Medal with the bronze clasp and five loops, the Army Occupation
Medal-Germany, the Philippines Liberation Ribbon with a bronze star, the
American Defense Service Ribbon and the Carbine Marksmanship Badge.
Herold had also retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
He was a member of Council 4724 of the Knights of Columbus and St.
Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife Alice (Joerger) Herold; two sons: Dennis,
Douglas of Austin, TX; one daughter: Barbara Muerer of Katy; four grandchildren;
one step-grandchild; and a sister: Viola Benda of Kansas City, MO.
Clarence was preceded in death by an infant son: Gordon; and one sister:
Funeral services for Cletus Huegel were held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday,
February 8  at the St. Joseph's Worship Center in Cresco.
Rev. Henry W. Charipar officiated. Interment was in Our Lady of Lourdes
Cemetery at Lourdes. Pallbearers were grandsons: Ken Trytek, Robert Trytek,
Jason and Brian Wagner, and Jeff and Joshua Irvin. Conway Funeral Home
handled the arrangements.
Cletus, 88, died Monday, February 5, 2001 at his home in Cresco.
Cletus Henry Huegel was born April 29, 1912 at Alta Vista, the son
of Ed and Anna (Heying) Huegel. He attended the parochial school in Alta
Vista and helped his parents on the farm.
On April 11, 1939 he married Helen Shatek at Our Lady of Lourdes Church
in Lourdes. They settled on farms in the Elma-Riceville area and attended
church in Elma and Riceville and in 1975 they moved to Cresco.
Cletus was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. He loved watching
football and playing cards. He enjoyed the company of his dog "Sparky"
who went everywhere with him in the pickup.
Survivors include his wife Helen; four daughters: Beverly Trytek of
LaGrange, IL, Nancy Irvin of Dubuque, Connie Sindelar of Cresco, and Joyce
Wagner of Council Bluffs; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Cletus was preceded in death by two grandchildren, and his parents.
Funeral services for Andrew B. Kruse of Decorah, formerly of St. Lucas,
will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 27  at St.
Benedict's Catholic Church in Decorah.
The Rev. Gary Krapfl will officiate.
Friends may call on Thursday, April 26 at the French and Balik Funeral
Home from 3:00-8:00 p.m. and also at the church on Friday after 9:30 a.m.
There will be a rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a scripture service at 5:00 p.m.
at the funeral home on Thursday.
Andrew, 88, died Monday, April 23, 2001 at the Aase Haugen Nursing
Home in Decorah following a short illness.
Survivors include his wife Bernadette of Decorah and one daughter:
Elaine Hageman of Des Moines.
Funeral services for Velma Nolan were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday,
April 26  at the Assumption Worship Center, with interment
in Calvary Cemetery, both at Cresco.
Rev. Tom Loomis officiated. Honorary pallbearers were: Gerald Haskovec
and Loren Applen. Pall bearers were: Jim Hedeen, Mel Haskovec, Robert Roman
and Mike Petermeier.
Velma, 78, died Sunday, April 22, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Center
in Preston, MN where she had been living since November 17, 2000.
Velma Geraldine Nolan was born February 21, 1923 in Howard County,
near Maple Leaf, the daughter of Anton and Elizabeth (Knippling) Roman.
She attended the rural school near her home and helped with the everyday
On November 16, 1953 she married Harry Joseph Nolan at the Assumption
Catholic Church in Cresco by the Rev. T.J. Carpender. They made their home
at Granger, MN.
Velma liked to garden when she was younger, liked to bake and can produce
from the garden. In later years, she enjoyed crafts and liked to go to
flea markets. She collected stamps and many other items.
She belonged to the Notre Dame Circles of Faith of the Assumption Worship
Center, and belonged to a Tuesday Coffee club.
She is survived by her husband, Harry in the Good Samaritan Center
in Preson, MN; her children: Patricia Nolan of San Diego, CA, Joanne Petermeier
of Woodbury, MN, Gary of Harmony, MN and Larry also of Harmony; seven grandchildren;
one sister: Merle Hedeen of St. Peter, MN; and one brother: Bernard of
Velma was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister: Alice Haskovec.
Funeral services for Lillian Shimek of Cresco were held at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 7  at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Church in Lourdes.
Rev. Roger R. Rethamel and Rev. Robert J. Ament officiated. Interment
was in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Lourdes. Conway Funeral Home handled
Lillian, 91, died Sunday, February 4, 2001 at her home.
Lillian Rose Shimek was born January 4, 1910 in Paris Township, Howard
County, the daughter of John F. and Anna S. (Kubicek) Drtina.
On September 20, 1932 she married Adolph Shimek at Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church. They settled on the family farm in 1942 and in 1997 they
moved into Cresco.
Survivors include one daughter: Marie Hubka of Cresco; one grandson;
and one brother: Arthur of Marion.
Lillian was preceded in death by her husband in 1998; her parents;
two brothers: George F. and Frank; and four sisters: Grace Bagan, Helen
Shimek, Irene Hyberger, and Marie Copeman.
Funeral services for Agnes Lechtenberg of New Hampton were held at
10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 19  at St. Mary's Catholic Church
in New Hampton.
The Rev. Carl Schmitt officiated. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
The pall was placed on the casket by her daughters: Darlene Aegerter and
Alice Pomplun. Pallbearers were: Mark Lechtenberg, Pat Aegerter, Troy Lechtenberg,
Travis Lechtenberg, Matt Lechtenberg, Jason Eichenberger, Derek Lechtenberg
and Scott Lechtenberg. Hugeback Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Agnes, 91, died Sunday, April 15, 2001 at the New Hampton Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center of natural causes.
Agnes P. Lechtenberg was born June 22, 1909 in St. Lucas the daughter
of Chris and Rose (Franzen) Schwamman. She attended St. Luke's School in
On February 15, 1938 she married Anton Lechtenberg at St. Lukes Catholic
Church. The couple lived a brief time near Roseville and then moved to
their farm northwest of New Hampton. In 1984, Agnes moved to her current
home. She spent a brief time in the nursing home.
Memberships include St. Mary's Church, Rosary Society and Choir. She
enjoyed quilting, sewing, word puzzles, reading, gardening and flowers.
Survivors include five sons: Delbert of New Hampton, Kenneth of North
Washington, Richard of New Hampton, Dale of New Hampton and Dennis of North
Washington; two daughters: Darlene Aegerter of New Hampton and Alice Pomplun
of Warroad, MN; 29 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a sister:
Anastasia Holder of Waucoma.
Agnes was preceded in death by her husband Anton on December 6, 1982;
her parents; three sisters; and five brothers.
Funeral services for Ronald Wentworth of Cresco were held at 1:30 p.m.
on Friday, August 24  at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco.
Rev. Albert Snyder officiated. Interment was in New Oregon Cemetery
Ronald, 63, died Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at Regional Health Services
of Howard County.
Ronald Duane Wentworth was born December 13, 1937 in Cresco, the son
of Robert R. and Marvel G. (Wheeler) Wentworth.
On February 21, 1963 he married Marlene Wallace.
He is survived by his wife Marlene; four children: Rhonda Andrews of
Cleburne, TX, Ron Jr. of Calmar; Bill of Cresco, and Dean of Cresco; nine
grandchildren; his mother: Marvel of Cresco; and two sisters: Marilyn Thoemke
of Cottage Grove, MN and Luanne Peterson of Harmony, MN.
Ronald was preceded in death by his father; and brother: Robert Jr.