Miscellaneous Douglas County, Minnesota Obituaries


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Robert Gylsen, 20 
Robert Shawn Gylsen was born June 12, 1977 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, Minnesota, the son of Gary and Susan (Peterson) Gylsen. Bobby lived his very earliest years in Anchorage, Alaska and then moved to the Alexandria area with his parents and brother Jason. 
Rob attended Central Junior High School and Jefferson Senior High School in Alexandria. After turning 18 he was employed at various jobs in the area including packaging and custodial work and as a machinist. 
His hobbies included target shooting, painting, snowboarding, swimming and listening to music. Spending time with his friends and family was special to him. 
Rob died January 18, 1998 at the age of 20. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lawrence and Doris Gylsen. 
Surviving him are his mother Susan (Mrs. Steve) Anderson of Farwell; father, Gary Gylsen of Alexandria; brother, Jason Gylsen of Carlos; grandfather, Dean Peterson of Alexandria and grandmother Arlou (Mrs. Marlin) Mjoen of Alexandria. 
Funeral services were held at the Anderson Funeral Home on January 22, 1998 with Reverend Allen Travaille officiating. Vocal soloist was Shelli Johnson. 
Serving as pallbearers were Chad Iverson, LeRoy Gylsen, Jason Gylsen Doug Hines, Darrin Hanson and Shawn Peterson. Interment was in Rose City Cemetery at Holmes City. 
Arrangements were with the Anderson Funeral Home, Alexandria.

Claire Hammer, 64 
The time has come to say good-bye. My heart finally gave out on December 23, 1997. Please don't miss me too much, it was a good life. Claire Irene Bartholomew Hammer was born to wonderful parents, Earl Willis Bartholomew and Florence Margreta Nightingale Shaver on December 11, 1933 in Alexandria, Minnesota. I grew up surrounded by my loving brothers, Ralph, Earl and Johnny Bartholomew, and my sweet sisters, Peggy Jalbert, Jean Keller, Betty Lohse and Delicia Dixon. 
I'm finally reunited with the love of my life, DeVon. We were married for time and eternity on July 15, 1952 in the Idaho Falls Temple. He left to prepare the way on December 24, 1984. I have missed him greatly. We were blessed with six angelic children, DeVon (Julie) Hammer, Jeff (Debbie) Hammer, Nathan (Joan) Hammer, DeLicia (Dean) Leach, Julia (Dan) Francom, and Carrie (Kelly) Gill. I have also been blessed with 19 beautiful grandchildren and one precious great grandchild. 
I am so happy to finally again be with my loving parents, my special grandson David Israel Hammer and my sweet friend Melva Nelson. 
My membership in the LDS Church has always meant a great deal to me. I have held many wonderful positions such as primary teacher, young women's leader, ward librarian, and visiting teacher. I've relied so much on my strong testimony and have been so grateful for the gospel. 
If you remember me for anything, let it be my sense of humor and love of children. As a school cook in the Box Elder School District for many years I have enjoyed the association of many friends and all the wonderful children. 
Let's get together one last time. My funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Brigham City 18th LDS Ward Chapel.

Ann Taylor, 54 
Ann Marie S. Taylor, 54, died at her home in Widefield, Colorado on January 9, 1998. She was a teacher's assistant at the S.A. Wilson School in Security for 14 years. 
Ann Marie was born on August 25, 1943 in Glenwood, Minnesota to Lillian and the late Leonard Moen. She graduated from Glenwood High School in 1961. On February 17, 1962 she married Fred E. Taylor in the United Methodist Church in Villard. After their marriage they lived in Minneapolis for several years and later moved to Widefield, Colorado, where they have lived for the past 25 years. 
She is survived by her husband, Fred of Widefield; a son, Fred D. and wife Jennifer of Colorado Springs; three daughters, Dawn Deutsch and husband John D. of Mountain Home, Idaho, Kelly Daughtery of Colorado Springs and Brigette Bellow and husband Jerald of Security; five grandchildren, Brandy and Dakota Deutsch, and Brittany, Brianna and Bethany Bellow; mother, Lillian Moen of Glenwood, MN; a brother Curtis Moen of Glenwood, MN; two sisters, Judy Henrich of Morris, MN; and Lou Ann Moen of Glenwood, MN. 
She was preceded in death by her father Leonard Moen and three brothers, LeRoy, Bruce and Larry Moen. 
Memorial services were held on Wednesday, January 14, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Fountain, Colorado with Reverend Nikki Johnson officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery in Colorado Springs. 
Arrangements were with the Dove-Witt Family Mortuary in Fountain. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 3630 Sinton Road, Suite 302, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. 

Virginia Bergerson, 76 
Virginia Ann (Borg) Bergerson, 76, of Alexandria, Minnesota, died on Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, Minnesota. 
Virginia was born on July 23, 1921 in Omaha, Nebraska to Wilhelm and Judith (Holm) Borg. She attended Myrtle Creek country school and graduated from Wakefield School in Wakefield, Nebraska in 1937. She was united in marriage to Wilbur Bergerson on November 29, 1941 in Glendale, California where she worked at Lockheed Aircraft as a secretary. They moved to Nebraska in 1953, to Iowa in 1954 and then to a farm near Rose City, Minnesota in 1957 where she worked as a homemaker and farm wife. 
She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Wakefield and an active parishioner of the Rose City Evangelical Free Church of Rose City, where she participated in White Cross, WMS, Sunday School, Bible School, Adventure Club and other activities. She was the leader of the Rose City Rockets 4-H Club for 30 years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crafts, gardening, and traveling with her husband. She provided many beautiful wedding and birthday cakes for friends and family. She was a loving, caring, giving person to all who knew her. 
She will be dearly missed by her husband, Wilbur; her sister Elvera Borg of Concord, Nebraska; her brother Marvin (Lois) Borg of Concord, Nebraska; sons: Gary Bergerson and Steven (Maureen) Bergerson both of Minneapolis; daughters: Debra (James) Mayworm of Lakewood, Colorado; Dieane (Charles) Webb of Miltona; seven grandchildren; four step grandchildren and one great grandson. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother William Borg. 
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 24, 1998, 2:30 p.m. at the Rose City Evangelical Free Church of Rose City with Reverend James Brown officiating. Also, funeral services were held on Monday January 26, 1998 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Wakefield, Nebraska with Reverend Ross Erickson officiating. Interment was at the Wakefield Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were James Mayworm, Charles Webb, Terry Borg, Lyle Borg, Mark Borg and Joey Borg. 
Services were directed by Petermeier's Alexandria Funeral Home and Bressler and Humlicek Funeral Home.

C. Wayne Carter, 91 
On August 13, 1906, a son C. Wayne Carter was born at Gardner, North Dakota to Samuel and Hannah (Wolden) Carter. Following graduation from Gardner High School Wayne attended business college in Fargo and began working for the Manchester Biscuit Company, now known as the Keebler Corporation. He was transferred to Denver, Colorado in 1960 and to Chicago in 1964. 
Wayne and Gertrude Moffett were united in marriage on September 16, 1931 in Fargo. They were the parents of three children. Upon retirement in 1971, the couple made their home in Alexandria, Minnesota. 
Trudy died August 6, 1996 and Wayne passed away January 20, 1998 at Bethany Home where he had been a resident the past eight months. He was 91 years of age. In addition to his wife, Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ira; and sister, Edith. 
He is survived by a son, Larry Carter of Breckenridge, CO; two daughters: Deanne (Nan) and husband, Gary Folsom of Alexandria; Phyllis and husband David Krogh of Chula Vista, CA; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. 
A funeral service was held January 23, 1998 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Alexandria where he was a member. Officiating clergymen were Reverend Lanning Johnson and Reverend Steven Krogh. Audrey Palmquist was the organist and Mary Lou Moll, the vocal soloist. 
Interment was in Kinkead Cemetery with Wayne's grandchildren, David Krogh, Steven Krogh, Connie Krogh, Karen Graham, Mark Folsom, Daniel Folsom, Beth Kuhn, Simeon Carter and Arianne Carter serving as pallbearers. 
Arrangements were with the Anderson Funeral Home, Alexandria.

Esther Daum, 72 
Esther E. Daum was born December 20, 1925 at Sandstone, Minnesota, the daughter of Alex and Clara (Arbo) Thorne. Because her parents were unable to care for her, she was adopted by a family in Brunswick. She attended school through the 8th grade and at the age of 16 left home to work in Minneapolis. She worked as a housekeeper and attended trade school to learn factory sewing. In 1946, Esther married Verid Deerring. Following his death in 1947 she continued to make her home in Minneapolis. 
Esther was married to Edwin Daum in 1950. The couple lived in Minneapolis where they raised their four children. Edwin died in 1982 and Esther became a resident of Viking Towers in Alexandria in 1990. She lived there as long as her health permitted and then was cared for at St. Williams Nursing Home in Parkers Prairie and Bethany Home, Alexandria. 
In addition to caring for her family, Esther enjoyed sewing and gardening. She also liked working on crafts and puzzles. 
Esther died at the Douglas County Hospital on January 19, 1998. She was 72 years of age. 
Surviving her are her children: Douglas Deerring of Cambridge; Marlys Daum of Minneapolis; Laura (Mrs. Kent) Glover of Alexandria; Donald Daum of Minneapolis; six grandchildren; Hanni and Genna Deerring and Tia, Trent, Kelly and Kory Glover; and a great grandchild, Kaylee Jo Glover. 
A memorial service was held at Bethany Home Chapel on January 26, 1998 with Reverend Dan Christ officiating. Arrangements were with the Anderson Funeral Home, Alexandria.

Darrel Flaig, 92 
Darrel V. Flaig, 92, died at Bethany Home in Alexandria, Minnesota on January 19, 1998. He was born August 18, 1905 in Redwood County, Minnesota, the son of George and Helena (Ryan) Flaig. Following graduation from high school in Springfield, Darrel continued his education at the University of Minnesota, earning his degree in Mortuary Science. He then began employment with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria serving as a caring and well-respected funeral director for 51 years. 

Darrel was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, active in the Men's Club and the 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He was also active in community and professional organizations including the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association; the Bethany Home Board; the Golden K's; and the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. He was the recipient of the Service to Mankind Award presented by the Sertoma Club in 1986 and named Outstanding Senior Citizen in 1985. Darrel was inducted into the Older American Hall of Fame in 1991. 
Darrel was united in marriage with Adeline Berberich on October 21, 1930. Seven children were born to them. 
Surviving him are his wife, Adeline of Alexandria; children: Majel and husband Jack Laimer of Brainerd; Margaret and husband Dick Flynn of Bloomington; Carol Osterberg of Oakland CA; Bob and wife, Anne Flaig of Walnut Creek, CA; Tom and wife, Karen Flaig of Atlanta, GA; Dick and wife, Verleen Flaig of Atlanta, GA; Bill and wife Barbara Flaig of Alexandria; 34 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; and sister Mary Leary of Marshall. 
Darrel was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and two sisters. 
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated January 24, 1997 with Reverend Al Ludwig officiating. Lynn Lynch served as organist and Richard Osterberg was the vocal soloist. 
Interment followed in the St. Mary Church Cemetery with Darrel's grandsons: Bill Laimer, Tim Flynn Tom Flynn, Peter Flynn, Michael Osterberg, David Osterberg Dan Osterberg, Bob Flaig, Bryan Flaig, Mike Flaig and Tom Flaig acting as pallbearers. 
Honorary pallbearers were Lloyd Johnson, Silas Naas, Carl Roers, Cyril Nelson, Don Hoplin, Nicky Otto, Mike Lanigan, Norb Berberich and Gladys Linser. 
Arrangements were with the Anderson Funeral Home, Alexandria.

Vivian Halverson, 82 
Vivian H. Halverson, 82, of Alexandria, Minnesota and formerly of Kerkhoven, died Thursday at the St. Cloud Hospital. 
Funeral services were on Monday, January 26, 1998 at Salem Covenant Church, rural Pennock with Pastor Lloyd Melvie of Salem Covenant and Pastor John DeLancey, Evansville Covenant Church officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. 
Vivian (Anderson) Halverson was born August 11, 1915 in Brandon, the daughter of Emil and Hannah (Peterson) Anderson. In 1928 she moved with her family to the Kerkhoven area where she attended District #15 North, Mamre Township for her education. On October 10, 1936, Vivian was united in marriage to Wallace Halverson at Salem Covenant Parsonage. Following their marriage they lived and farmed in the Kerkhoven area, retiring in 1977 and moving to Alexandria. Wallace preceded her in death on November 7, 1992. 
Vivian was baptized at Lake Chippewa Covenant Church in 1915 and confirmed at Salem Covenant Church in 1930 where she remained a member until the time of her death. She was active with the Salem Church Women and Lake Chippewa Church Women. While living in Alexandria she attended Alexandria Covenant Church. She was active with the Young at Heart. She also volunteered at the Knute Nelson Home in Alexandria. 
Surviving are her children, Ralph (Jean) Halverson, Kerkhoven; Ardis Kelly, Centuria, Wisconsin; Gene (Judy) Halverson, Sunburg; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and sister, Judith Anderson, Alexandria. 
In addition to her husband, Wallace, she was preceded in death by her parents, her twin brother, Vernon and her sister, Evangeline. 
Arrangements were with the Harvey Anderson Kerkhoven Funeral Home.

Idella Peterson, 78 
Idella Mae Peterson died at St. Cloud Hospital on January 23, 1998. 
Idella was born to Erick and Mary (Fritz) Floding on August 22, 1919 in Nelson, Minnesota. She attended Nelson School and graduated from Alexandria High School. She graduated with honors from Rochester Junior College and worked at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. During this time she met and married Bruce Towers. This union produced a daughter and two sons. 
In 1954 she returned to Nelson with her family and began 25 years of employment at the Douglas County ASCS office. On August 1, 1958 Idella was united in marriage to Kenneth Wayne Peterson. This union produced one daughter. 
She was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Nelson where she served as treasurer for several years and was active in women's activities. She was a member of the Knute Nelson Auxiliary, the Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary and the Osakis VFW Post Auxiliary. Idella contributed 2,900 hours of volunteer service at the Douglas County Hospital Gift Shop. She enjoyed gardening, square dancing, fishing and spending time with her family. She rarely missed a Twins game on television. 
Idella is survived by her husband Kenneth, daughters Lynda (Gary) Boster of Minneapolis and Kristin (Brian) Schwartz of Alexandria, sons Michael (Lizabeth) Towers of Alexandria and Tim (Sandy) Towers of Nashville, Tennessee, nine grandchildren and one sister Violet (Melvin) Eastlund of Osakis. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, her former husband Bruce Towers, her sisters Helen Floding and Minerva Paulson, and her brothers Roy, Sidney and Clarence Floding. 
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Nelson with Reverend Merlin Bartelt officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Ferris, Tony Rassat, Melvon Miller, Robert Krueger, Jerry Jensen and Carl Steuck. 
Interment was at the Geneva Cemetery in Alexandria. Services were directed by Petermeier's Alexandria Funeral Home. 

Ole Rosby, 88 
Ole was born on June 19, 1909 in Mohall, North Dakota, the son of John and Nicolene (Krogness) Rosby. At the age of three Ole and his family moved to Pope County. He attended School District #28 in Pope County and graduated from Fergus Falls High School. 
Ole was united in marriage to Rosella Larson on October 6, 1938 at the Farwell Parsonage. After their marriage Ole and Rosella went into partnership with his father at the Phillips "66" Station in Farwell. In 1950, Ole took over the station which the family ran until 1971. 
Ole also worked for the Phillips "66" Station in Alexandria from 1954 to 1960. In August of 1960, Harvey Gloege hired him and Ole retired from Gloeges on August 30, 1985. 
Mr. Rosby died on Thursday, January 15, 1998 at the Glenwood Retirement Center. He is survived by his wife Rosella of Glenwood; one daughter, Arlene Kirkwold and husband Larry of Hot Springs, AR; one son: Stan Rosby and wife Mary of Minneapolis; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Kenneth. 
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 24, 1998, 11 a.m. at Nora Lutheran Church with Reverend James Radatz officiating. The organist was Marlene Maanum. 
Pallbearers were Stan Rosby, Larry Kirkwold, Tom Kirkwold, Trent Rosby, Tory Belgum and James Belgum. 
Interment was at the Nora Lutheran Cemetery. Services were directed by Petermeier's Alexandria Funeral Home.

George Schuneman, 66 
George Edwin Schuneman was born May 5, 1931 in Belle River Township to Charles and Clara (Roth) Schuneman. George was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Carlos and attended rural school in Belle River. Following graduation from Alexandria High School in 1951, George entered the U.S. military, serving in the Army as an aircraft mechanic from 1954 to 1956. 
He worked road construction during his high school years and also after his marriage. George was married to Irene Carlquist on June 23, 1956 at Fahlun Lutheran Church in Nelson. The family resided in Belle River Township and Spruce Hill Township where George farmed. In 1980, he began working for the R & R Redi-Mix Company. 
George and his family were members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Carlos where he was active in many areas. He enjoyed farming, working with tractors, traveling and spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. 
George was a loving husband and father. He was known for his sense of humor which will be missed by many people. George died at his home in Spruce Hill Township January 23 1998 after a short battle with Cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and an infant son. 
Surviving him are his wife Irene of Carlos; sons: Gary and wife Karen of Kensington; Robert and friend Lisa Good of Torrance, CA; three brothers: Harlan and wife Lillian Schuneman of Carlos; Merle and wife Barbara Schuneman of Carlos; Richard and wife, Gloria Schuneman of Alexandria; two sisters: Eleanor and husband Dean Yohnke of Carlos; Dorothy and husband Robert Pederson of Miltona; and three grandchildren: Craig Jennissen of Portland, OR; and Connor and Bennett Schuneman. 
Funeral services were held January 26, 1998 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Carlos with Reverend Robert Petersen officiating. Joan Petersen was the organist and Gene Inwards, the vocal soloist. 
Interment was in the Trinity Church Cemetery with George's nieces and nephews Karen, Linda, Rachel, Mark, David, Melissa and Scott Schuneman, Dale, Scott and Matthew Carlquist, Rebecca Ritter, Debra Carlson, Jane Pederson, Bret Pederson, Kimberly Deniswicz, Charles and Ronald Yohnke, Pamela Engstrom, Nancy Collins and JoAnn Dalen serving as pallbearers. 
Arrangements were with the Anderson Funeral Home, Alexandria.

Wayne Wormsbecker, 54 
On December 6, 1943, Wayne Douglas Wormsbecker was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota the son of Ralph and Agnes (Caba) Wormsbecker. He attended school in Robbinsdale and graduated from the Robbinsdale High School. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota for two years and then entered military service with the U.S. Navy Air Corps stationed at Key West, Florida. 
Wayne and Joan Jans were united in marriage December 29, 1973 in Hopkins. They made their home in Plymouth where Wayne worked in real estate sales. In 1974 he attended school to become a certified auctioneer, a trade he practiced both in the Minneapolis area and in Alexandria. 
Wayne and Joan moved to Alexandria in 1978 where Wayne was employed as manager of the Culligan Water Conditioning Service until 1988. He also worked for the JV Schmidt Heating and Air Conditioning business. 
Wayne was active in both church and community organizations. He served as a Deacon and in many other capacities at the First United Congregational Church. He was a member of the Sunrise Lions Club and served on the Park Board for the city of Alexandria. 
In August of 1996, Wayne was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Throughout his battle with the disease, he was active in ALS support groups. 
Wayne died at his home in Alexandria on January 21 1998 at the age of 54. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph. 
Surviving him are his wife Joan of Alexandria; mother: Agnes of Golden Valley; sister: Dorothy and husband Wayne Hume of Colorado Springs, CO; brother: Raymond and wife Catherine Wormsbecker of Crystal; and two nephews: Scot Hume of Colorado Springs and Chad Hume of Chicago, IL. 
A funeral service was held at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, January 24 at 2:30 p.m. with Reverend Lanning Johnson officiating. Audrey Palmquist was the organist, Richard Osterberg the soloist and vocal duet music was provided by Kayla Koep and Jeremy Hanson. 
Members of the Sunrise Lions Club were named Honorary Pallbearers. Interment took place on January 26, 1998 at the Bethlehem United Church of Christ Cemetery in rural Maple Lake with Reverend Kathy Gibson Christensen officiating. 
Arrangements were with the Anderson Funeral Home, Alexandria.

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