Earnest Vieregge, 102, of Windom, died Jan. 19,
1999, at the Sogge Good Samaritan Home in Windom. Services will be held
today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Windom
with the Rev. Jeffrey Hansen officiating. Interment is in the Lakeview
Cemetery in Windom.
Ernest Vieregge was born April 16, 1896, in Gilman,
Ill., to William and Doris (Fluegge) Vieregge. He was baptized in the German
Lutheran Church in Gilman, Ill., and later received his public education
at Parker Elementary in Gilman and Great Bend Township, Cottonwood County.
Ernest married Reta Mead in 1920 and after Reta’s death in 1968, he married
Rachael Olsen in 1969. He farmed for many years in Great Bend Township
until retiring and moving to Windom. Ernie was a member of the Odd Fellows,
Kawanis Club and the Golden “K”and the Rotary Club, all of Windom. He was
also a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Board of Director’s and
Building Commission of the First United Methodist Church in Windom. He
served on the Great Bend Township School Board and on the Rationing Board.
Ernie was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Windom.
Ernie was preceded in death by his first wife,
Reta; his second wife, Rachael, five sisters and four brothers. Survivors
include four daughters, Lola (Gilmore) Olson of Windom; Phyllis (William)
Cooksey of Bradenton, Fla.; Marian Andrews of Marshall and Doris Downs
of Duluth; two step-children, Betty Loomis of Monmouth, Ill.; and Virgil
Olsen of California; 10 grandchildren; 15-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Mabel Madson, 96, of Storden, formerly of Westbrook,
died Jan. 24, 1999, at Windom Area Hospital. Services were held today (Wednesday)
at 10:30 a.m. at the Storden Baptist Chruch in Storden with the Rev. David
Johnson officiating. Interment was at the Storden Baptist Cemetery in rural
Mabel A. Madson was born Nov. 7, 1902, in Westbrook
Township, Cottonwood County, to Hans and Mary (Peterson) Olson. Mabel grew
up and attended country school in the Westbrook area. She married Reuben
Madson in 1925. The couple farmed near Storden for 34 years until they
retired and moved to Storden. Mabel was a seamstress for several years
for several different people in the area. Mabel was a member of Storden
Baptist Chruch for many years.
Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben
in 1961; one son, Elwood; one brother; four sisters and one grandson. Survivors
include her children, Wayland (Lucy) Madson of Woodbury; Janice (Roger)
Bartels of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Reuben (Marcy) Madson of Westbrook; Ruth
(Ronald) Quade of Woodbury; Arliss (Donald) Rust of Orchard Park, N.Y.;
Keith (Barb) Madson of Storden; Charles (Tina) Madson of Faribault; 24
grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.
John “Jack” Carsten, 85, of Windom died Jan.
21, 1999, at the Good Samaritan Center in Jackson. Services were held Monday
at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bergen with Pastor Carl Bruihler officiating.
Special music was provided by Rene Ysker, vocalist; Jerry Giefer, guitarist;
and Carol Sandve, organist. Pallbearers were Jeff Stumpf, Darin Aden, Ryan
Erpestad, J.D. Carsten, Jim Curts and Paul Olson. Interment was at Bethany
Lutheran Cemetery in Bergen.
John “Jack” Elick Carsten was born Oct. 28, 1913,
in Brewster to John and Jessie (Janssen) Carsten. He grew up in the Brewster
and Talcot Lake area. His education was begun in Brewster and completed
at the Red, White and Blue Schoolhouse of rural Cottonwood County. In 1938,
Jack married Harriet Hanson. From that time, Jack farmed in the Westbrook,
Slayton and Heron Lake areas prior to moving to Bergen. Harriet died in
1987 and Jack moved to Windom.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife; two brothers,
Pete and Tony Carsten; and two sisters, Anna Smith and Emma Kruse. Survivors
include his children, Janice (Donald) Aden of Olivia; Judith (James) Stumpf
of Worthington; Joan (Gary) Erpestad of Silt, Colo.; and James (Rosie)
Carsten of Bingham Lake; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and
a sister, Lena Garland of New Braunfels, Texas.
Erna Nagorske, 93, of Windom, died Jan. 19, 1999,
at the Good Samaritan Village in Mt. Lake. Services were held Friday at
the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom with Rev. Paul Woebbeking officiating.
Special music was provided by Linda Staples, organist. Pallbearers are
all of Erna’s grandchildren. Interment was at Memory Gardens Cemetery in
Hoppe was born May 26, 1905, in Dale Township
of Cottonwood County to Herman and Martha (Pfeil) Hoppe. She was baptized
and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and she received her education in the
country schools in Dale Township. Erna married Reinhold H. Nagorske in
1929. The couple lived on a farm following their marriage. Reinhold died
in 1980. Erna was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom.
She was preceded in death by her husband, three
brothers and four sisters. Survivors include her six children, Walter (Margie)
Nagorske of Fairfax, Va.; Herb (Marlys) Nagorske of Bingham Lake; Eldon
(Lorna) Nagorske of Windom; Alma (Bob) Peters of Montevideo; Erna (Dick)
Kropp of Vesta and R. Junior (Donna) Nagorske of Truman; 12 grandchildren;
Gladys Anderson, 90, of Clearbrook died Jan.
19, 1999, at the Good Samaritan Center in Clearbrook. Services were held
Saturday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at Ebro Corner with Rev. Mark
Wold officiating. Interment was at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Windom.
Gladys Holte, daughter of Gabriel and Mathilda
(Nelson) Holte, was born April 1, 1908, in Clearwater County. She was baptized
and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She attended District 54 school and
graduated from Clearbrook High School in 1928. She attended Bemidji State
Teacher’s College and taught elementary school for six years in Minneapolis.
She married Elmer H. Anderson in 1941. Gladys worked in a defense plant
in California during World War II. In 1947, she and her husband purchased
a small grocery store in Windom which they sold in 1951. Gladys worked
as a secretary/bookkeeper for the ASCS office in Cottonwood County for
25 years. After retiring she worked in the deputy registrar’s office in
Windom. She resided at the Village of Bagley prior to moving to the Good
Samaritan Center in 1993.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, one
sister and her husband in 1975. Survivors include a sister, Clara West
of Mesa, Ariz.; two brothers, Alf Holte of Bagley and Norman (Violet) Holte
Anne Lepp, 91, of Butterfield died April 25,
1999, at the Trimont Nursing Home in Trimont. Services were held today
(Wednesday) at the First Mennonite Church in Mt. Lake with the Rev. Raymond
Reimer officiating. Special music was provided by Lila Neufeld, organist.
Pallbearers were Connie Christensen, Corwyn Lepp, Jason Lepp, Mark Lepp,
Michael Lepp, Michelle Lepp, Rodney Lepp, Ryan Lepp and Shawn Lepp. Interment
was at Mt. Lake Cemetery.
Anne Henrietta Friesen, daughter of Cornelius
and Susanna (Sawatzky) Friesen was born May 12, 1907, in Butterfield Township,
Watonwan County. She received her education in country schools and some
high school in North Dakota. Anne was baptized in 1922, at Lostwood, N.D.
In 1927, Anne married Peter Lepp. They made their home and farmed together
near Lostwood until 1937, when they moved to a farm north of Butterfield.
They farmed until they retired and moved into Butterfield in 1973. Anne
worked for the St. James Greenhouse for 17 years. Peter died in 1988. Anne
was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Mt. Lake, the Oak Leaf Mission
Society and the Butterfield Garden Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband and
three brothers, Ted, Cornelius and Jacob Friesen. Survivors include her
three sons, Richard (Jean) Lepp of St. James; James (Donna) Lepp of Butterfield;
and Colin (Lois) Lepp of Dodge Center; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
a brother, George Friesen of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Susan Enns of Stanley,
N.D.; and Mary Lou (Harold) Knickrehm of St. James.
LeRoy Ziegler. 62, of Lakefield died April 24,
1999, at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Services were held
Tuesday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakefield with the Rev. Gary
Anderson officiating. Special music was provided by Ardis Mickelson. Pallbearers
were Jim Rue, Robert Dauffenbach, Roger Weber, Jim Trondson, Paul Brekke,
Marv Appel and Lloyd Kruse. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery in
LeRoy Michael Ziegler, son of Michael and Murrel
(Bergenske) Ziegler, was born Aug. 26, 1936, in Oakes, N.D. LeRoy was baptized
and later confirmed at St. Charles Catholic Church in Oakes. He attended
grade school at St. Charles Catholic Schoool in Valley City and graduated
from Valley City High School. After graduation, LeRoy lived in Valley City
for a short time before moving to California. He married Georgeann Eubanks.
The couple moved back to Valley City, N.D., and then to Lakefield in 1966.
LeRoy spent much of his life as a truck driver and worked for Land-O-Lakes,
Bob Dauffenbach at Dauffenbach Trucking and Blackowski Trucking. He was
recently employed at Kruse Paving in Lakefield.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgeann;
a son, Tim Carline; and a brother, LaMont “Bud” Ziegler. Survivors include
his three sons, Brian Ziegler of Dell Rapids, S.D.; Jim Carline of Minneaplis;
and Michael Carline of Lakefield; four sisters, Barbara Weigel of Fargo,
N.D.; Jean (Edward) Monson of Lakefield; Joyce (Ronald) Higgins of Bellflower,
Calif; and Shirley Hanson of Lakefield and three grandchildren.
William F. Kunze, 86, of Hutchinson died April
19, 1999, at his home. Services were held Friday at Our Savior’s Lutheran
Church in Hutchinson with Pastor Don Urbach officiating. Special music
was provided by Letty Bernhagen, organist, and Lisa Habeck, soloist. Honorary
pallbearers were Nicole Hall, Robert Hall II, Matthew Hall, Roberts Pace
III, Julie Pace, Elizabeth Pace, Anthony Pace, Christopher Bishop, Meredith
Bishop and Hope Corcoran. A private family interment was held in Hersery
Cemetery in Brewster.
William Kunze was born June 18, 1912, in Brewster
to Henry and Anna (Hiese) Kunze. William was baptized as an infant and
confirmed at the Brewster Lutheran Church. Bill attended the Jackson Country
School in Brewster. In 1941, he married Celia Kuehl. They farmed in the
Brewster area. In 1957 Bill and Celia moved to Windom where Bill was employed
with the city as a boiler operator for many years.
He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters,
Albert Kunze, Charlie Kunze, Henry Kunze, Augusta Thomford, and four siblings
that died in infancy, Walter Kunze, Herbert Kunze, Margaret and Mary Anne
Kunze. Survivors include his wife, Celia, of Hutchinson; a son, Donald
(Debbie) Kunze of Andover; daughters, Connie Bishop of Golden Valley; Diana
(Robert) Hall of LeSueur; and Sharon (William) Coyne of Edina; nine grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Elsie Habeck of Worthington and
Frieda Mortenson of St. Paul.
Violet Wehmeyer, 90, of Storden died April 25,
1999, at Wiener Memorial Hospital in Marshall. Services will be Thursday
at Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden with Pastor Alan Buresh officiating.
Special music will be provided by Ronald Torkelson, vocalist, and Ardelle
Swenson, organist. Pallbearers will be Robert Schneider, Edward Foley,
Chad Wehmeyer, Arnold Wehmeyer, David Foley, Mike Roberts and Dale A. Wehmeyer.
Honorary pallbearers will be all of Violet’s granddaughters. Interment
will be at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery in Storden.
Jeffrey Whiting, 17, of Windom died June 12,
1999, in a car-train accident in Windom. Services will be held today (Wednesday)
at the Windom Area High School in Windom with Pastor Byron Emmert, Pastor
Dennis Siebert, Pastor Michael Emmert and Pastor Jeffrey Hansen officiating.
Special music will be provided by Mary LaCanne, Molly Mix, Simone Sunderman
and Rachel Ward accompanied by Dustin Stavens and the Windom Chordhustlers.
Pallbearers will be Mike Foley, Mike Wojahn, Kent Mickelson, George Bakalyar,
Ken Fast and Roger Hoehne. Honorary pallbearers will be the ’50s group.
Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Windom.
Jeffrey Nathan Whiting, son of Michael and Patricia
(Smith) Whiting, was born June 19, 1981, in Atlanta, Ga. He was received
into the Christian Faith through Baptism at the Assmbly of God Church in
Mt. Lake. Jeff lived in several communities in his lifetime and most recently
moved to Windom with his family in 1996. Jeffrey was home schooled at his
home in Mt. Lake for part of his elementary education and also attended
Mt. Lake Elementary. In May of 1999, Jeffrey graduated from Windom Area
High School. He attended the Missionary Alliance Church and was a ctive
in church plays and singing in the choirl Jeffrey was also very active
during his high school years including One-Act Plays, speech and he took
fifth place at state speech his junior year, choir in which he was a letter
winner, ’50s group, choir section leader, choir vice-president his senior
year, fall musicals, Fiddler on the Roof in 1995, Oklahoma in 1996 and
The Sound of Music in 1997, playing the lead, Captain Von Trapp. He was
also a letterwinner for the fall musica’s D.A.R.E. role model his senior
year, Citizenship Award his junior year and senior class speaker for the
senior class of 1999. Jeff also had been working at Nasby Agri-Systems
in Windom for the past year.
Survivors include his parents, Michael and Patricia
Whiting of Windom; brothers, Josh and Tim Whiting at home in Windom; grandparents,
Keith and Geraldine Whiting of Ringsted, Iowa and Sara P. Watson of Cuba,
Duane Olson, 66, of Mt. Lake died June 11, 1999,
at his home. Services were held Tuesday at the Trinity Lutheran Church
in Mt. Lake with the Rev. Robert Gardner officiating. Special music was
provided by Misty Karschnik, organist. Pallbearers were Harvey Enns, Marvin
Enns, Arnold Oeltjenbruns, Emil Oeltjenbruns, Walter Oeltjenbruns and Carl
Rickert. Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren, Daniel Olson, Brandi
Olson, Jacob Olson, Justine Olson, Derek Olson, Marc Olson, Amber Olson
and God children, Gregory Hildebrandt, Keith Oeltjenbruns, Kelly Chester,
Alison (Svalland) Poch, Derek Olson, Amber Olson, board members of the
Cooperative Oil Association of Mt. Lake, Western Co-op Transportation,
and Land O’ Lakes Regional. Interment was at the Mt. Lake Cemetery.
Duane Maynard Olson, son of Maynard and Goldie
(Dorman) Olson, was born April 2, 1933, in Hartley, Iowa. He received his
education in a country school near Mt. Lake and he graduated from the Mt.
Lake High School in 1951. Duane was baptized in 1933 in Hartley, and he
was confirmed in 1948, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Lake. After
high school he worked for area farmers and businesses before serving in
the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1962. In 1957, Duane
married Dorathea Anni Hildebrandt at the Trinity Lutheran Church. They
have been partners in farming near Mt. Lake since their marriage and he
worked at Balzer Manufacturing in Mt. Lake. Duane was a member of the Mt.
Lake V.F.W. Post #9072, the Donald Larson V.F.W. Post #9607, on the board
of directors for Mt. Lake Cooperative Oil Association, Land O’ Lakes and
Western Co-op Transport. Duane was also active on the church council.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors
include his wife, Dorathea Olson of Mt. Lake; four sons, Douglas (Linda)
Olson of Dumont; Daryl Olson of Mason City, Iowa; Deland (Deborah) Olson
of Savage and Dean (Julie) Olson of River Falls, Wis.; seven grandchildren;
and a sister, Corinne Carlblom of Herman-town.
Harry Loewen, 85, of Mt. Lake died June 13, 1999,
at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Services were held today
(Wednesday) at the Bethel Mennonite Church in Mt. Lake with the Rev. George
Harry J. Loewen, son of Jacob F. and Helena (Dick)
Loewen, was born in Carson Township, Cottonwood County, on Feb. 2, 1914.
He was raised on a farm near Mt. Lake and attended Country School District
80E, finishing the eighth grade in the spring of 1929. The next year he
attended Mt. Lake German Bible School. After that he helped on the farm
and also worked for some neighbors. He was baptized in 1935, and joined
the Bergfelder (Gospel) Mennonite Church. In 1941, he was drafted and chose
to go to civilian public service at Denison, Iowa, where he served four
years doing conservation work. In 1942, he married Verna Schroeder. In
1943, Harry became a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church. After the term
of service at Denison, they moved to the farm in 1945, where they continued
to live. Verna died in 1957. In 1958, Harry married Mildred Etta Rogers.
They continued to farm until 1979, when Harry had his first heart attack.
Harry served on the Mt. Lake Shipping Association Board for many years,
Mennonite Aid Society and Mennonite Property Aid. He was active in the
Bethel Church serving as an usher for many years and also as treasurer
and trustee. He also managed the Care and Share Store in Mt. Lake from
its beginning in 1980 until 1985.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verna;
a daughter, Janlee Ruth Blosser; two brothers, Abram J. and Jacob J. Loewen;
and five sisters, Marie Heide, Frieda Wilmoth, Esther Loewen, Alma Loewen
and Helen Loewen. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Loewen of Mt. Lake;
a daughter, Velma Jane Loewen of Normal, Ill; three grandchildren; three
sisters, Linda Nickel of Mt. Lake; Laura (Francis) Saeger of Bemidji; and
Leona (David) Dick of Mt. Lake.
Ellsworth Pietz, 76, of Westbrook died June 9,
1999, at the McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Services were held
Saturday at the Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook with the Rev. Gordon
Trelstad officiating. Special music was provided by organist Betty Rupp,
and soloist Eunice Christensen. Pallbearers were Nick Meyer, Vernal Wahl,
Vernal Horkey, Leon Mischke, Richard Meyer, Richard Burns, Duane Mischke
and Harvey Carlson. Honorary pallbearers were Maurice ahd Hilda Mitchell,
Earl and Maureen Leverty and Delbert and Betty Jensen. Interment was at
Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Rosehill Township, Westbrook.
Ellsworth Louis Pietz was born Oct. 23, 1922,
in Rosehill Township, Cottonwood County, to Edward and Martha (Mischke)
Pietz. He was baptized and confirmed at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rosehill
Township. He attended country school. He served in the United States Navy
during World War II. After the service he returned to Westbrook where he
started farming in Rosehill Township. In 1946, Ellsworth married Gloria
Clark at Faith Lutheran Church in Westbrook. The couple farmed in Rosehill
Township until retirement. Gloria died in 1983. In 1984, Ellsworth moved
into Westbrook. In 1984, Ellsworth married Joyce Zinnef. The couple resided
in Westbrook. Ellsworth worked for the A.S.C. and the county committee
for many years. He served on the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Board. He was
a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook. He was a member of the
Short Horn Cattle Assn., a member of the Dundee Rod and Gun Club, the Westbrook
V.F.W. and the Storden American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria;
and one sister, Avis. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Pietz, of Westbrook;
three children, Ricky (Cindee) Pietz of Charlotte, N.C.; Lynn (Susan) Pietz
of Faribault; and ValRee (Glen) Graff of Sanborn; 12 grandchildren; one
great-grandson; three step-children, Steven Zinnel of Stillwater; Lorelei
Hafey Francke of San Antonio, Texas; and David Zinnel of Phoenix, Ariz.
Lois Tilton, 72, of Storden died June 12, 1999,
of a heart attack at her home in Storden. Services will be held today (Wednesday)
at the Bethany Lutheran Chuch in Storden with the Rev. Alan Buresh officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Legion Auxiliary Post 391 and Storden
American Legion Post 391. Interment will be at a later date and time.
Lois L. Tilton, daughter of Anton “Tony” and
LuLu Nielsen, was born in Arco, April 5, 1927. She attended school in Arco
and graduated from Ivanhoe schools. She married Robert Tilton in 1949.
After their marriage, the couple lived in Willmar before moving to Storden
in the summer of 1965. After moving to Storden, Lois worked for the Campbell
Soup Company in Worthington. After working for Campbell’s Soup, Lois began
working for the Fingerhut Company in Windom and worked for them until her
retirement. After retirement, Lois babysat for several years for the Gary
Gillis family in Storden.
She was preceded in death by one son. Survivors
include her husband, Robert, of Storden; children, Bob (Ellen) Tilton of
Champlin; Richard (Cindy) Tilton of Mankato; Tom Tilton of Porterville,
Calif.; Jerry (Jane) Tilton of Waukegen, Ill.; Toni (Bill) Quade of Storden;
Marie (Ron) Koehn of Clinton, Okla.; a brother, C.R. “Ric” (Del) Nielsen
of Addison, Ill.; a sister, Martha (Maurice) Smith of St. Cloud; 16 grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Leland Johnson, 70, of Mt. Lake died June 9,
1999, at the Good Samaritan Village in Mt. Lake of idiopathic pulmonary
fibrosis. Services were held Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt.
Lake with the Rev. Robert Gardner officiating. Special music was provided
by Lois Anderson, organist. Pallbearers were Lloyd Carlson, David Dick,
Paul Harder, Alfred Johnson, Steve Johnson and David Olson. Interment was
at Mt. Lake Cemetery.
Leland Stanford Johnson, son of Otto and Jennie
(Loof) Johnson, was born April 25, 1929, at the Bethel Hospital in Mt.
Lake. He received his education at Cottonwood County District #67 country
schol and the Mt. Lake Public School. Leland was baptized at the Christian
Reformed Church of Mt. Lake and in 1980 transferred his membership to the
Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Lake. In 1952, Leland married Verna Rempel.
They made their home and farmed together north of Mt. Lake for most of
his life. Over the past years he served as a Sunday School teacher, Elder
and Deacon in the Christian Reformed Church. He also served as Church Treasurer
and particiated in the church choir at Trinity Lutheran Church. He also
served on the Mt. Lake Elevator Board of Directors, the Midland Cooperative
Board of directors and he was a former member of the Mt. Lake Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, John
Otto, Harm, Elmer Johnson and one in infancy; and two sisters, Gertrude
Harder and one in infancy. Survivors include his wife, Verna Johnson, of
Mt. Lake; five children, Barb (Jim) Quiring of Chanhassen; Larry (Gemma)
Drees of Red Lake Falls; Susan (Mike) Lucht of Tuscon, Ariz.; Doug Johnson
of Denver, Colo.; and Diane (Scott) Ling of Champlin,; eight grandchildren;
a brother, Lawrence (Caroline) Johnson of Windom; four sisters, Ella Olson,
Grace Peters, Irene Loewen and Verna (Raymond) Oeltjenbruns, all of Mt.
Elizabeth Hill, 88, of Auburn, Iowa, died June
10, 1999, Our House Hospice in Slayton. Services were held Monday at St.
Mary’s in Auburn with Father Mark E. Harrington officiating. Special music
was provided by Pastor Barry Hill, Angie Heezen, Karen Gray, Dean Palmer,
Gail Palmer, Norma Simmons and Rob Hill. Pallbearers were Don Palmer, David
Palmer, Glen Herrig, Mark Herrig, Chris Herrig, Steve Herrig, Scott Hill
and Kelly Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Anita Tipton, Barb Metz, Kathy
Schuck, Debi Sheets, Denise Ling, Michelle Baumhoefner, Pamela Epley and
Jennifer Hill. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Auburn.
Elizabeth Rose O’Tool, daughter of James and
Theresa (Schulte) O’Tool was born Feb. 24, 1911, in Breda, Iowa. She received
her education and graduated from Auburn Public School in 1919 and received
a teaching certificate from Cedar Falls Teachers School. She married Lawrence
Hill in 1934. Following their marriage they farmed in Auburn, Cylinder
and the Emmetsburgs, Iowa, area. They then settled in the Auburn area and
farmed for 18 years. In 1957, they moved to Iona, retired and returned
to Auburn in 1971. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Altar Society in
Auburn; St. Ann’s Council of Catholic Women and the Chat and Sew Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence;
brothers, Lawrence, Leonard and James O’Tool; sister, Laurellia Haubrich;
four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Survivors include her
children, Richard (Alda) Hill of Blue Springs, Mo.; Daniel (Maggie) Hill
of Mt. Lake; Janice (Don) Palmer of LeMars, Iowa; Harold (Virginia) Hill
of Windom; Marilyn (Ed) Herrig of Wilmont; Lawrence Jr. (Linda) Hill of
Independence, Mo.; Robert (Mary) Hill of Hadley; a sister, Cordellia Steffes
of Carroll, Iowa; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren
and three step-grandchildren.
Evelyn Loudermilk, 82, of Windom died June 8,
1999, at the Immanuel Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato. Services were
held Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Windom with the Rev.
Jeffrey Hansen officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville,
Evelyn Marie Swartz, daughter of Walter and Fern
(Wood) Swartz, was born in Estherville, Iowa, on May 17, 1917. She was
received into the Christian faith through baptism at the Terril Methodist
Church in Terril, Iowa. After living a few years in Estherville, Iowa,
Evelyn moved with her family to Terril where she graduated from high school
in 1934. Evelyn was active in her church and 4-H Club as a young person
and she worked in private homes. In 1941, Evelyn married Teddy L. Loudermilk.
After their marriage, Evelyn was a houswife, mother and worked for Ted’s
relatives. Later Evelyn worked in the Lakefield Hospital for four years
and after moving to Windom, she began to work for the Sogge Good Samaritan
Home in Windom for six years until she was disabled in 1973. In 1985, Evelyn
and her husband moved to their current residence in Bingham Lake. She was
a member of the First United Methodist Church in Windom and of the Memorial
Committee Committee of the United Methodist Women and a Sunday school teacher.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie
VanNorman; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Survivors include her
husband, Teddy Loudermilk of Bingham Lake; children, Dale Loudermilk of
St. James; Sybil (Wally) Minion of Bingham Lake; Rhonda (Howard) Friesen
of Pemberton; sisters, Beth (Eugene) Huebner of Gnadenhutten, Ohio; Eileen
(Dale) Blunt of Terril, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; and 15-great-grandchildren.
Eugene ‘Gene’ Sames, 62, of Loveland, Colo.,
died June 9, 1999. Services were held Saturday at Allnutt Hunter Chapel
in Loveland with the Rev. Kim Latterell officiating. Interment was at Gunnison
Eugene Sames, was born April 28, 1937, at Lakefield
to Mathew Nicholas and Caroline (Erkens) Sames. He graduated from Windom
High School in 1955. In 1965, he married Doris J. Brown. He was a computer
program analyst at Western State College in Gunnison, Colo., and at Northeastern
Jr. College in Sterling, Colo., before retiring in 1992.
He was preceded in death by his wife. Survivors
include a son, Michael Sames of Sunnyvale, Calif.; a daughter, Diane (Michael)
Hellbusch of Loveland; sisters, Donna (Robert) Colhour of Loveland; and
Georgia (Melvin) Rients of Lakefield; and four grandchildren.