Miscellaneous Cottonwood County, Minnesota Obituaries


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Robert Haley 
Robert Haley, 60, of Windom died Nov. 18, 1998, at the Windom Area Hospital. Services were held Saturday at the American Lutheran Church, Windom, with Pastor Stephen Norby officiating. Special music was provided by Carol Vought, organist, and David Rupp, vocalist. Pallbearers were Doyle Haley, Dave Davis, Daniel Borseth, Douglas Haley, Shawn Haley and Wade Haley. Honorary pallbearers were Carol Hochstein, Karen Anderson, Gene Sunstrom, Mary Holmen, Becky Marker, Lois Anderson, Carol Hartman and Terry Otto. Interment was held at Lakeview Cemetery. 
Robert Orrie Haley was born in Jackson Dec. 24, 1937, to Francis and Esther (Rankin) Haley. He grew up in Jackson County and also attended school in Lake Lillian, where his family lived from 1950 until 1968. In 1976, Bob married Margaret Ann (Nelson) Dorgan. For many years, Robert had farmed with his father in the area and he ws employed in various labor jobs. For 11 years Bob was employed by the Toro Company as an assembler. Due to health problems, he ceased his employment in 1985. 
He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother, Gladys Haley Courts, Margaret Haley Borseth and Doyle Haley. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two step children, Patrick Dorgan of Minneapolis and Christine Dorgan of Detroit Lakes; two grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Albrecht of Jefferson, Iowa and Joyce Haley of Windom and three brothers, Lyle Haley of Stewart; Raymond Haley of Jefferson, Iowa; and Francis Haley of Cosmos 

Gary Ysker 
Gary Ysker, 50, of Windom died Nov. 19, 1998, upon the arrival at Windom Area Hospital. Services were held Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Windom with Pastor Michael Hibbs officiating. Special music was provided by Carol Vought, organist, and Keith Lohse, vocalist. Pallbearers were Bruce Bennett, Brian Bennett, Richard Timko, Craig Bennett, Virgil Timko and Dennis Whiteford. Honorary pallbearers were Lyle Bennett, Dennis Ysker, Wally Trapp and Slim Kipfer. Interment was in Delafield Township Cemetery in Jackson County. 
Gary Robert Ysker was born in Windom March 11, 1948, to Robert and Evelyn (Trapp) Ysker. He grew up in the area and received his education from the Bergen School and the Windom Area High School. His education was completed at Alexandria Technical College in 1968. Gary was inducted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged and returned home. In 1970, Gary was married to Linda Kuehl. They lived in Alexandria following his discharge from the service for about three years. At that time, Gary and Linda moved to Windom where they have resided ever since. For several years Gary was employed at Kalash Implement and Johnson Implement. He has been operating Gary’s Ag Service near his home for the last several years where he continued to provide his mechanical skills to many people’s farm machinery and semi-trucks. Gary was a member of the Delafield Lutheran Church until its closing last month. 
Survivors include his wife, Linda; three sons, Devon Ysker; Telly (Amy) Ysker; Nicky Ysker, all of Windom; two grandchildren; his parents, Bob and Evelyn Ysker of Windom; two sisters and a brother, Kathy (Michael) Earhart of Grand Rapids; John (Lynn) Ysker of Belmond, Iowa; and Gail (Dennis) Craig of Alexandria. 

Francis Macek 
Francis E. Macek, 52, of Worthington, formerly of Jackson, died Nov. 21, 1998, at Worthington Regional Hospital. Services will be held today (Wednesday) at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Jackson with Father Charles Quinn and Father Jerome Verdick Conelebrants. There will be a Holy Rosary said at 7 p.m. today followed by a scriptural Wake Service and Service of Remembrance at 7:30 p.m. Special music will be provided by Carri Stammer, organist. Pallbearers will be Bruce Bushkossky, Bobby Johnson, Bob Leen, Bert Winrich, Jack Vos and Steve Wienke. 
Francis Eugene Macek, son of Frank and Kathryn (Brennan) Macek, was born March 7, 1946, in Jackson. He attended school at Peace Memorial until attending Jackson High School where he graduated in 1964. Francis was employed as a meat cutter for various different grocery stores until he moved to Worthington in 1991 where he was employed as a meat manager at County Market. 
Francis was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Jackson and the Jackson Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his brother, John (Connie) Macek of Jackson.

Everett Collin 
Everett Collin, 80, of Windom, died Nov. 19, 1998, at Windom Area Hospital. Services were held Monday at the United Methodist Church in Windom with Rev. Jeffrey D. Hansen officiating. Special music was provided by Deann Steele, organist, and Virginia Galle and Marvin Einertson, vocalists. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Windom Golden K Kiwanis Club. Military honors were preformed by the Windom American Legion Post No. 206. Interment will be held at Voth Cemetery at a later date. 
Everett Earl Collin was born Sept. 7, 1918, at Swea City, Iowa, to David and Rhoda (Sampson) Collin. The family lived in Aitkin area and Everett was baptized there in the Baptist Church. Ev, as most people knew him, attended the public schools through the eighth grade in Aitkin and after returning to southern Minnesota he completed his education at Sioux Valley and graduated from high school there in 1936. Later he graduated from Mankato State College in 1950 and then did graduate work at the Univeristy of Minnesota graduating from there in 1960. In between years of schooling he served his country honorably in the United States Air Force from 1941 to October 1945. In 1942, Everett married Genevieve May Wilson. Upon his honorable discharge from the Air Force in 1945, he and Gen lived in Cottonwood County until 1950 and then in Pipestone until 1952. In 1960 they moved to Washington D.C. where Ev worked for the National Aeronatics Space Administration. Upon his retirement in 1974, the family returned to live in Windom. Ev was a member of the United Methodist Church of Windom, the American Legion, the Masonic Lodge and Shriners and the Golden K Kiwanis Club. He also contributed time to the Windom Area Chamber of Commerce, the Southwest Area of Aging, the Nutrition Project Council - WCA and the Windom Area Booster Club. He received the mayor’s Medal of Honor and recognition from the National Aerospace Education Association for his many years of teaching. 
Survivors include his wife, Gen, of Windom; his children, Carol (Robert) Kendrick of Ellicott City, Md.; Thomas Collin of Brecksville, Ohio; Mary (William) McCormack of Arlington, Texas; Richard Collin of Bismark, N.D.; and Daniel Collin of Windom; 11 grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph Collin of Memphis, Tenn.; Eugene Collin of Windom; David Collin of Heron Lake and two sisters, Anna (Gordon) Berge of Woffer Heights, Calif; and Maxine (Oliver) Courts of Cross Lake. 

Alice Nelson 
Services for Alice Nelson, 92, were held Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Brewster with Rev. Ernest Nielsen officiating. Special music was provided by Joanne Nelson, organist, and Jarred Ratzloff, soloist. Alice’s children and grandchildren served as pallbearers. Interment was in the Hersey Cemetery near Brewster. 
Alice L. Nelson, 92, was born March 26, 1906, to Adam and Katherina (Diedrich) Bauchle, in Alba Township, Jackson County. She attended country school and graduated from Brewster High School in 1922. Alice continued her education at Mankato Business School. She married Alfred Nelson in 1932. Alice was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 464, the Presbyterian Women of Brewster and was the oldest surviving member of First Presbyterian Church of Brewster. 
She was preceded in death by her husband and her son, Ronnie. Survivors include her two sons, Larry (Joanne) Nelson and Richard (Janet) Nelson, all of Windom; one daughter, Mary Kay Anderson of Bingham Lake; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Gorden Rand 
Gordon E. Rand, 72, of Jeffers died Nov. 22, 1998, at his home. Services will be held today (Wednesday) at 10:30 a.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church at Jeffers. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Jeffers Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are pending under the care of Anderson - Schmidt Funeral Home of Jeffers and Windom. 

Laverl Oberle 
Laverl Oberle, 88, of Jeffers, died at her home Nov. 22, 1998. Services are pending under the care of Anderson - Schmidt Funeral Home in Jeffers and Windom. 

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