|Donald J. Bishopp Sr., 65
RED WING - Donald Joseph Bishopp Sr., age 65, of Red Wing died Monday,
Dec. 27, 1999, at Fairview Hospital in Red Wing.
He worked for the MGM Studios in California for a period of years.
Then, he drove semi-truck over the road for a time for Marten Transport.
Then for Knutson Trucking until he retired in 1997. He drove Country Cab
part-time in 1998, then went to work for K-Mart in Red Wing.
He is survived by: his wife of almost 18 years, Kimberly Kay Bishopp
of Red Wing; two sons, Donald Joseph (Lisa) Bishopp Jr. of Mondovi, Nicky
Robert (Dawn) Price of Eau Claire; one daughter, Melissa Ann Ammann (friend
Dan Hall) of Kellogg, Minn.; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews
and great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elsia Mae and Thomas Joseph
Services were held on Thursday, Dec. 30, at Kjentvet and Smith Funeral
Home in Mondovi with Rev. Ron Stelzieni officiating.
Dorothy M. Hunnicutt, 84
HAGER CITY - Dorothy Muriel Hunnicutt, age 84, of Red Wing died Sunday,
Dec. 26, 1999, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital.
She was born May 21, 1915, in River Falls to Clifford and Meriel (Peterson)
Symes. She graduated from River Falls High School in 1933 and then attended
River Falls Teachers College for two years.
She married Milton Hunnicutt May 21, 1935, in St. Paul. The couple
lived in River Falls until 1951, when they moved to Frederic. In 1960,
they moved to Red Wing, where she helped run the Vogue Cleaners and Tailors,
which her husband owned and operated.
She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
serving in a mission with her husband in Indiana in 1981 and 1982. She
was a member of the Eastern Star, and of Job's Daughters, having served
as the state grand 5th Messenger and as a guardian of the group. She enjoyed
counted-cross-stitching, playing piano and reading.
She is survived by: daughters, Mary Anne (Duane) Frandsen of Mesa,
Ariz., Karen (Thomas) Germani of Larchmont, N.Y., Maybeth (DuWayne) Peterson
of Jonesborough, Tenn., and Ellen Hunnicutt, Riverdale, Md.; one son, Steve
(Denise) of Red Wing; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one
brother, James Symes of Cathedral City, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton, who died Sept. 19,
Funeral was Thursday, Dec. 30, at the Church of Jesus Christ of the
Latter Day Saints, Hager City, with Bishop James Lash officiating. Burial
was in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls. Memorials are preferred to the
Missionary, Humanitarian or Temple fund of the church.
Arlene F. Stafford, 71
PRESCOTT - Arlene Florence Stafford, age 71, formerly of Cannon Falls,
Minn., died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, in Victorville, Calif.
She was born Sept. 7, 1928, in St. Paul to Julius Karl and Florence
(Slama) Horning. She attended school in South St. Paul, Minn. She married
Harold Stafford Aug. 12, 1950, and they lived in Cannon Falls until 1991,
when they moved to California.
She was employed by the Cannon Falls Manor for a while.
She is survived by: her husband; daughter, Mary Jo (Scott) Weyand of
Prescott; sister, Geri Sweeden of Apple Valley, Calif; and two grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Gordon.
Funeral was at Lundberg Funeral Home, Cannon Falls, with the Rev. Dean
Lundgren officiating. Private interment will be in the Cannon Falls Cemetery.
Carmen W. Foley, 82
Carmen W. Foley of Ellsworth died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at the Ellsworth
She was born Oct. 19, 1917, in El Paso, the daughter of John and Agnes
(Langer) Foley. She was the third child of 10 and spent most of her life
at home and later years at the Ellsworth Care Center.
She is survived by: one sister, Grace Johnson of Brainerd, Minn.; five
brothers, Robert (Arlene) Foley of Red Wing, Walter (Ruby) Foley of Hager
City, Stanley (Dorothy) Foley of Owen-Withee, Roger (Joann) Foley of Port
Charlotte, Fla., and Dr. Donald Foley of Milwaukee. Further survived by
many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; two sisters, Florence Cotter
and Sister Jerome Foley of OSB; one brother, Francis Foley.
Mass of Christian burial was Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church
in Ellsworth, with Rev. Thomas Donaldson officiating. Interment of cremated
remains will be in the church cemetery at a later date. Pallbearers were
nieces and nephews.
Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home, Ellsworth, handled arrangements.
Alvin 'Al' Nelson, 76
MARTELL TOWNSHIP - Alvin "Al" O. Nelson, age 76, of Red Wing died Saturday,
Jan. 1, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
He was born May 11, 1923, in Grand Rapids, Minn., the son of Albert
and Augusta (Heinrich) Nelson. As a small child, he lived in various areas
and graduated from Menomonie High School. He then served in the U.S. Navy
as a merchant marine during WWII. He attended the University of Minnesota
School of Agriculture. On June 20, 1948, he was married to Wandie Falde
at the Martell Methodist Church in Martell Township. For four years, he
taught adult farmers in Norwood and Stewart, Minn. Following that, he was
in Ag Sales in various locations throughout the United States. He owned
and operated Faribo Farm Service in Faribault, Minn., later moving to Bedford,
Pa., and Hagerstown, Md., where he was a feed salesman. He then was transferred
to Englewood, Ohio, as a feed salesman and then taught Agriculture at a
Vocational School, retiring in 1988. He also took computer courses at Control
Data and worked a short time at a Post Office in Washington D.C. They moved
to Fairfield Glade, Tenn., and lived there for eight years, moving to Red
Wing in October 1996.
He was a member of First Covenant Church, where he sang in the choir.
He enjoyed music, especially barbershop music and traveling. He and Wandie
were also ushers at the Sheldon Theatre.
He is survived by: his wife, Wandie; one daughter, Kathy (Don) Healey
of Bellevue, Neb.; one son, Rick Nelson of Kettering, Ohio; three grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by: his parents; two sisters, Marguerite Snesrud
and Luella Zimmerman; and two brothers, Everett and Claude Nelson
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at 11 a.m. at
First Covenant Church with Rev. Richard Theilen officiating. Burial will
be in the Martell Methodist Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 4-7 p.m.
on Tuesday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, and at the
church one hour prior to the service. Memorials are preferred to American
Cancer Society or First Covenant Church. Pallbearers will be: Terry and
Lowell Falde, Kim and Gayl Greske, Daniel and Matthew Healey.
Mahn Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Lee O. Gleue, 85
PLUM CITY - Lee O. Gleue, age 85, of Stockholm died Sunday, Dec. 26,
1999, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
He was born Dec. 3, 1914, in LaValle to Henry and Angeline (Ellsessar)
Gleue. He graduated from Reedsburg High School.
He married Florence Wieczorek Sept. 5, 1937. After serving in both
the European and Pacific theaters of World War II, he worked in the family
shoe business. He operated Bisgaard's Shoe store in Albert Lea, Minn.,
until about 1975. He spent the last dozen years in Stockholm, where he
was active in 4-H and became the Lakeview 4-H Club's "Special Grandpa."
He was active in Pepin school activities and was recognized as the "No.
1 Laker Fan." He was a member of Plum City American Legion Post 365.
He is survived by: his son, Michael (Kris) of Stockholm; two grandchildren;
one step-grandchild; and one brother, Joseph of Baraboo.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1986 and two brothers, Bernard
Funeral was Thursday, Dec. 30, at St. John's Catholic Church in Plum
City with the Rev. Ambrose Blenker officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's
Cemetery, Winona, Minn..
Rhiel Funeral Home, Durand, handled arrangements.
Margaret E. Hanken, 82
PRESCOTT - Margaret E. Hanken, age 82, of Prescott died Monday, Dec.
28, 1999, at the River Falls Area Hospital.
She was born June 27, 1917, the daughter of Henry and Ruth (Schickling)
McMullen and raised in St. Paul. She married Raymond J. Hanken June 10,
1944, in St. Paul.
She was a very active member of St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, participating
in the early stages of the church's braille program. She enjoyed doing
crossword puzzles, reading and playing cards. She was a great housekeeper,
wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be sadly missed
by all who knew her.
Survivors include: her husband, Raymond Hanken Sr. of Prescott; five
children, Marcia (Larry) Rust of Hastings, Minn., Patricia (Richard) Welliver
of Cottage Grove, Minn., Raymond A. Hanken Jr. of Prescott, John (Mary)
Hanken of Hudson and Ruth (Tony) Ptacek of Trimont, Minn.; 23 grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren and one on the way. Also one brother, Douglas
(Marion) McMullen of Roseville, Minn.; many nieces, nephews and other relatives
She was preceded in death by: her parents; one son, Douglas John; and
one sister, Lucille Schutzmeister.
Services were Wednesday, Dec. 29, at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church
in Prescott with Rev. Richard Durow officiating. Interment was in Pine
Glen Cemetery, Prescott.
Hill-McLaughlin Funeral Home of Prescott handled arrangements.
Margaret L. Gwilt, 51
Margaret Louise Gwilt, age 51, of Eugene, Ore., died Thursday, Dec.
She was born Feb. 28, 1948, in Salina, Kan., to Edward and Hazel (Rucker)
She married Arthur Gwilt in South Dakota in 1970. They lived in Ellsworth
She attended Eielson A.F.B. Alaska High School. She was an avid reader,
enjoyed knitting and church work. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist
Church in Springfield.
She is survived by: two sons, Larry Hein of Alexander, Va., and Edward
Arthur Gwilt of Washington; and two brothers, Norman Cholewinski and David
Cholewinski, both of Springfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1987 and a brother, Steven
Memorial contributions are preferred to Multiple Sclerosis Society
Marilyn M. Robey, 34
Marilyn M. Robey, 34, of New Richmond, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at
United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
The former Marilyn James was born Jan. 23, 1965, in Menomonie, to Harold
and Alievia (Schutz) James. She was raised in Boyceville, Wis., and graduated
from Boyceville High School in 1983. She then attended Northland Baptist
Bible College in Dunbar, graduating in 1987.
Marilyn married Mark Robey, June 27, 1987, at the Menomonie Alliance
Church. She has been teaching at the Alliance Christian School since 1987.
Marilyn was a member of the Alliance Church, on the youth council, a youth
sponsor, and involved in many youth events. She directed musicals at the
school. She enjoyed drama and music, flowers and gardening, traveling and
she especially enjoyed the kids.
Marilyn is survived by: her husband, Mark of New Richmond; her parents,
Harold and Alievia James of Boyceville; one brother and two sisters, Chris
(Mark) Simonson of Colfax, Randy (Erline) James of St. Cloud, Minn., Wanda
(Jesse) Larson of Antigo; seven nieces and nephews; her father-in-law and
mother-in-law, Donald and Phyllis Robey of Ellsworth; aunts, uncles, cousins
and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were to be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, at the Menomonie
Alliance Church, with Rev. Jack Stimmel officiating. Burial was in Mound
Cemetery in the Town of Tiffany, Dunn Co., Wis. Friends may call from 4-8
p.m. Wednesday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church an
hour before the service on Thursday.
Memorials are suggested to the Alliance Christian School.
Sister Vivian Huppert, FSPA, 83
Sister Vivian Huppert, FSPA, age 83, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at
Villa St. Joseph, La Crosse. She was in the 64th year of her religious
She was born the seventh of nine children, four sons and five daughters,
to Peter and Mathilda (Bednar) Huppert on Dec. 27, 1916, in Big River.
She was baptized Mathilda at St. Mary's Church, Big River, on New Year's
Day. Her mother consecrated the new baby girl to Mary, Mother of God. Living
out this consecration, Mathilda had a lifelong devotion to Mary and attributed
her miraculous recovery from diphtheria at age three and her religious
vocation to Mary. After completing the elementary grades and one year of
high school at St. Mary's, Mathilda, with her cousins, the future Sister
Elvira Huppert, FSPA (d.1993), and Sister Hope Gutting, FSPA, entered St.
Rose Convent on Aug. 16, 1932.
Mathilda was received into the novitiate and given the name Sister
Vivian on Aug. 6, 1934. She professed first vows on Aug. 5, 1936, and made
final profession on Aug. 9, 1942.
Sister Vivian received a bachelor's degree from Viterbo College majoring
in piano with a minor in organ. She was awarded a master's degree in music
education from Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y. She did additional
graduate study at MacPhail School of Music, Minneapolis, and University
of Washington, Seattle. She taught music and was organist in elementary
and secondary schools and parishes in Iowa, Montana and Wisconsin from
1935 to 1973. While teaching at Mount Senario College (1968-1973) in Ladysmith,
she introduced the music major into the college curriculum. Sister Vivian
wrote "Music Education in the Secondary School (1964)," a teacher manual
and two workbooks for high school students, published by Gregorian Institute
of Music in Toledo, Ohio. From 1973 to 1981, she ministered as religious
education coordinator at St. Bridget Parish, River Falls. She served in
pastoral ministry the next 16 years, 15 of those years at St. Joseph Parish,
Menomonie. Sister Vivian retired to St. Rose Convent in 997 and to Villa
St. Joseph in 1999.
Community members, family and friends remember her as a self-sacrificing,
prayerful woman, dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God. She credited Mary
for many things, even protecting her from an angry, attacking bull when
she was a small child alone in a farm pasture. Her many religious services,
successful musicals, concerts and recitals were all dedicated to Mary.
A brief autobiography written January, 1999, closed with Mary's words:
"The Lord has done marvelous things. Deo Gratias!"
Sister Vivian was a caring, talented and persistent woman, close to
family, a person with a zest for life. She served the people of God as
long as she was physically able and then faced cancer and death with courage
and cheerfulness. Before her cancer surgery last February, she found someone
to replace her as organist at the hospital, rewrote her autobiography,
disposed of her possessions and completed her funeral preparations.
She is survived by: her Franciscan Community; three sisters-in-law,
Carmen Huppert of Ellsworth, Margie Huppert of River Falls and Evelyn Huppert
of Prescott; devoted nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Peter and Mathilda; four
brothers, Steve, Albert, Frank and Peter; four sisters, Bertha, Adeline,
Cecilia and Elizabeth.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at St. Bridget's
Catholic Church, River Falls.
Mildred A. (Huppert) Alt, 78
Mildred A. (Huppert) Alt, age 78, of Janesville died Thursday, Jan.
13, 2000, at Mercy Hospital, Janesville.
She was born in Ellsworth on April 19, 1921, the daughter of Julius
and Mary (Green) Huppert. She married Sylvester "Hezzie" Alt on Aug. 12,
1947, in Ellsworth.
She was a member of the St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Janesville.
Survivors include: her husband, Sylvester; five children, Dennis (Carol)
Alt of Janesville, Laureen (James) Ziech of Kalamazoo, Mich., Bonita (James
Long) Gable of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Bruce (Lori Grayless) Alt of Evansville
and David (Constance Finn) Alt of Janesville; six grandchildren; five brothers,
Cyril (Rosaline) Huppert, Leo T. (Rosella) Huppert, Chester (Jeanine) Huppert,
all of Ellsworth, Clair Huppert of Lake Elmo, Minn., and Bernard Huppert
of Sun City, Calif.; three sisters, Teresa (Willard) Hines of Ellsworth,
Leona (Eugene) Miller of Phoenix, Ariz., and Joan (Richard) Risler of Haines
City, Fla.; sister-in-law, Mary (Norbert) Huppert of Ellsworth; many nieces
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: five brothers,
Norbert, Jerome, James, Basil and Julius, Jr.; two sisters, Dorothy Schwarz
and Margaret Huppert; one sister-in-law, Virginia (Clair) Huppert; two
brothers-in-law, Linus Schwarz and Willard Hines; one niece and two nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church
on Jan. 15 with Fr. Mike Doro officiating. Entombment followed in Mt. Olivet
Marjorie Maxwell, 84
Marjorie Maxwell, age 84, formerly of Arkansaw, died Tuesday, Jan.
11, 2000, at Plum City Care Center.
She was born Jan. 29, 1915, in Frankfort Township, Pepin County, to
Arthur and Daisy (Juliot) Anderson and attended West Frankfort School.
She married Arnold Maxwell March 11, 1937, in Ellsworth. They farmed in
Waterville Township, Pepin County, until 1947, when they moved to a farm
in Union Township. They retired in 1972, but stayed on the farm. He died
Sept. 5, 1983.
In 1984, she moved to Plum City and had been a resident of the care
center since April 1996. She enjoyed the care center's activities, playing
cards and bingo.
She is survived by: six sons, William (Betty) and Marvin (Maxine),
both of Maiden Rock, Duane (Anita) of Ellsworth, James (Joan) of Maiden
Rock, Arnold (Jean) of Afton, Minn., and Steve of Milton; six daughters,
Geraldine Schommer of Prescott, Beverly Suckow of Plum City, Jannett (James)
Hinrichs of Durand, Donna Jensen of Bay City, Diane (Darrel) Stewart of
Arkansaw and Darlene (Lloyd) Almsted of Maiden Rock; 45 grandchildren;
62 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Wesell of Cudahy and Lavina
Hofmeister of Otis Orchards, Wash.; and one brother, Joseph (Judy) Anderson
of Rochester, Minn.
Preceding her in death were: her husband; one son, Dennis; one great-grandson;
two brothers, Walter and Clarence Anderson; and one sister, Viola Patnode.
Funeral was Friday, Jan. 14, at the United Methodist Church in Arkansaw.
Spring burial will be in Arkansaw Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were:
Kris Almsted, Darrel Hinrichs, Daniel Jensen, John and Michael Maxwell,
Tony Stewart and Todd Suckow.
Goodrich Funeral Home, Durand, handled arrangements.
Vernon J. Anderson, 89
PLUM CITY - Vernon J. Anderson, age 89, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999,
at Pine Lake Nursing Home, Greenville, Fla.
He was born April 25, 1910, in rural Stockholm, the son of Charles
and Agnes Anderson. He attended Pine Creek rural school. He enjoyed working
several years in grocery stores in Plum City, and Julian's Store in Maiden
In 1940, he married Verona Schruth of Pepin. He worked several years
as a licensed plumber with John Schruth. After moving to Milwaukee in 1951,
he worked at Allis Chalmers and Milwaukee Road R.R. until retiring. They
moved to Greenville in 1979.
He is survived by: his wife, Verona; one son, Donald (Judy) Anderson;
one daughter, Vada (Larry) DeWerd; four grandsons; one granddaughter; seven
great-grandkids; nephews; nieces; several great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Charles and Agnes Anderson;
two brothers, Harry and Ardie Anderson; one sister, Ruth Niner of Red Wing.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 27, at Beggs Funeral Home in
Madison, Fla., with Marcus Zillman officiating. Burial was in Evergreen
Arrangements were by Beggs Funeral Home, Greenville.
Ronald W. Zimmer, 74
SPRING VALLEY - Ronald W. Zimmer, age 74, of Spring Valley died Monday,
Jan. 10, 2000, at his home in the Town of Spring Lake.
He was born June 25, 1925, in the Town of Spring Lake, the son of Edward
and Anna (Seipel) Zimmer, and grew up in the Spring Lake area of Spring
Valley. He graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1941. He also attended
the Short Course of Agriculture at UW-Madison. He then worked on a farm
in Viroqua for a few years and then in Evansville. He returned to the family
farm and began farming with his brother.
He married Mary Hollibush June 6, 1951, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
in Spring Valley. He became an inseminator for Curtis Breeders of Cary,
Ill. He worked in the Spring Valley area for 19 years. In 1971, he bought
the Central Lanes Bowling Alley in Spring Valley and retired after 20 years.
For the past 10 years, he has worked part-time for MAI/Genesis.
He is survived by: his wife, Mary; four daughters, Ellen Zimmer and
Rhonda (Bruce) Von Haden, both of Spring Valley, Jean Vance of Janesville,
Nancy (Bill) Woods of Portland, Ore.; seven sons, David (Nancy) of Spring
Valley, Paul (Suzanne) of Roberts, Dean (Sandy) of Onalaska, John (Laurie)
of Pine Ridge, S.D., Barry (Debbie) of Rockville, Md., Roger of Milwaukee,
Tony (Kim) of Elk Mound; 21 grandchildren; four sisters, Theresa Zimmer
and Marie Zimmer, both of Milwaukee, Sr. Roseann Zimmer of Spring Valley,
Rita Parsons of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; five brothers, Cyril of Spring Valley,
Brother Edward of La Crosse, Bernard and Leonard, both of Milwaukee and
Alfred of Independence.
His parents and sister, Esther Cusatis, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church
in Menomonie with Rev. Lyle Schulte officiating. Burial was in the church
Stanton-Goodrich-Rhiel Funeral Services, Menomonie, handled arrangements.
Alvin V. Jakes, 64
Alvin Vaclav Jakes, age 64, of Cokato, Minn., died unexpectedly at
home (south of Cokato) on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000.
He was born Sept. 18, 1935, in Ellsworth, to Joseph and Agnes (Peterson)
Jakes. He grew up in Ellsworth and attended El Paso School. He enlisted
in the U.S. Army in 1960, was a marksman stationed in Texas and was sent
to Germany. He was honorably discharged in May of 1963.
On Sept. 2, 1960, he married Doris Irene Churchill at St. James Lutheran
Church in Howard Lake., by Rev. Gerhard Michael. He worked for J.I. Case
in Racine, then farmed in Pierce County. He spent some time working in
the oil fields of Texas and finally at Anderson Buffing and Polishing in
He is survived by: his wife, Doris; daughters, Deborah (Brian) Dannewitz
of Carver, Minn., and Linda (Dan) Schluttner of Tea, S.D., and Susan Henke
of Red Wing; sons, Larry James of Red Wing, Heath (Monica) Jakes of Loretto,
Minn., Marcus (Shirley) Jakes of Silver Lake, Minn; 10 grandchildren; brothers
and sisters, Edwin (Ruth) Jakes, Florence Borchert, Walter (Gladys) Jakes,
Esther (Arnold) Risberg, Phillip (Flossie), all of Pierce County.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Stockholm Lutheran
Church, rural Cokato, with Rev. Barbara MacKinnon officiating. Interment
at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery was Tuesday, Jan. 18.
Wallace J. Linse, 83
MAIDEN ROCK - Wallace Jess Linse, age 83, of Pepin died Sunday, Jan.
9, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
He was born March 10, 1916, in Buffalo County to Alvin and Etta (Goeldner)
Linse and attended Church Valley School. He married Alice Anderson Sept.
25, 1940, in Buffalo, N.D. They farmed near Urne until 1960, when they
moved to Durand. He did road construction work for many years. They later
owned and operated an A & W Root Beer stand in Pepin.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Durand.
He is survived by: his wife; two sons, Robert (Pamela) of Stockholm
and Don (Carol) of Maiden Rock; four grandchildren and one great-grandson;
two sisters, Esther (Oscar) Sterry of Alma and Wilma (Paul) Sargent of
Kansas City, Kan.; and one brother, Fred of Alma.
Preceding him in death were: one daughter, Clarice; and two brothers,
Wilbur and Orville.
Funeral was Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Goodrich Funeral Home, Durand, with
the Rev. Daniel Pfaffe officiated. A spring burial will be in St. Paul's
Cemetery, Buffalo County.
PeeWee Thompson, 80
SPRING VALLEY - M. W. "PeeWee" Thompson, age 80, of Pepin died Wednesday,
Jan. 12, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
He was born Aug. 18, 1919, in Spring Valley to Henry and Margaret (Hamilton)
Thompson and attended school there. In 1933, the family left the farm and
moved to Pepin, where they bought a grocery store which became a family
endeavor. He graduated from Pepin High School in 1937 and continued to
work at the store. Following the death of his father in 1945, he bought
a half-interest in the business from his mother.
He married Donna Dale, Jan. 10, 1947, in Pepin. They continued to work
at the store and later bought the remainder of the business. In 1982, they
retired and sold the store to Dan and Susie Kircher. For a number of years,
he also had a chicken produce business and later operated Pepin Marina,
sold marine sports equipment and did repairs on the machines. During his
retirement, he was an avid gardener and enjoyed traveling and golfing.
Survivors include: his wife; one son, Dale (Marcia) of Wisconsin Dells;
two daughters, Ann (Alan) Breitung of Pepin and Nancy (Michael) Walton
He was preceded in death by one brother, Marshall.
Funeral was Saturday, Jan. 15, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pepin,
with the Rev. Karna Stark officiating. Spring burial will be in Oakwood
Goodrich Funeral Home, Durand, handled arrangements.
Garland Whipp, 83
ELMWOOD - Garland Whipp, age 83, of Wisconsin Dells died on Friday,
Dec. 31, 1999, at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center in Reedsburg.
He was born on Feb. 18, 1916, in Rock Elm, the son of Lynn and Myrtle
(Yourell) Whipp and the oldest of four children. He had been a member of
the Methodist Church and graduated from Elmwood High School in 1934. He
worked at the telephone company in the Maiden Rock area and met and married
Jean Lane in 1940; they had a daughter, Judy. In 1943, he worked at Badger
Ordinance and later Rural Electric and eventually started his own business,
Whipp Electric, in Lake Delton and had worked for Mike Uphoff. For the
next 45 years, he worked for Tommy Bartlett, helping devise and implement
his famous dancing waters tourist attraction. He was the first president
of the Village of Lake Delton, served on the county board, was a life member
of the Delton Sportsman Club, was a devoted member of the Lake Delton Fire
Department and was a member of the Sons of Norway.
After his wife died, he became a caretaker and very best friend for
13 years of Beatrice Nickel. He was confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church
in Wisconsin Dells by Rev. Schueler on April 19, 1992.
He is survived by: his dear friend and companion, Beatrice Nickel;
daughter, Judy Lehman of North Freedom; three granddaughters; four great-grandchildren;
a brother, Blaine (Virginia) Whipp of Janesville; many nieces, nephews,
cousins and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Jean; a sister,
Glade Boe; and a brother, Lyle Whipp.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church
in Wisconsin Dells, with Rev. Dennis Schueler officiating. Burial was in
Spring Grove Cemetery in Wisconsin Dells.
Picha Funeral Home handled arrangements.
John M. Felt, 63
John M. Felt, age 63, of Ellsworth died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000.
He was born Feb. 17, 1936, in Red Wing, the son of Eric and Vera (Straub)
Felt. He was a graduate of Prescott High School. He worked for Jim Campbell's
Standard Station for two years. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four
years, stationed in the South Pacific, California Scott Air Force Base
in West Losey, Ill. He worked for Ford-Philco on government contracts in
Iceland, where he met Helga Jonsdotter. They were married Dec. 21, 1962.
In 1963, he took a leave of absence from Philco to attend UW-River
Falls. He graduated from there in 1967 with a major in Math and Physics
and a minor in Chemistry. After graduating, they moved to Glendale, Md.
Their son, John Erik, was born in Washington, D.C. They moved to Ellsworth
in 1968 and he began working for Northwest Refinery in Newport, Minn. In
1971, he went to work for Economics Laboratory as a scientific computer
analyst. Their daughter Anna Hulda was born in 1971 in Red Wing. In 1984,
they purchased Swanson's Jewelry in Ellsworth, which became Helga's Jewelry.
They retired in 1999, when they sold the store.
He was a member of Hancock Lodge #229, F and A.M.
He is survived by: his wife, Helga of Ellsworth; one son, Erik (Maureen)
Felt of McFarland; one daughter, Anna Hulda of New York, N.Y.; one granddaughter
and one grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services were to be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Hill
Funeral Home, Ellsworth. Rev. Lauryl Stockness was to officiate. Friends
were to call on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Memorials
Arrangements by the Hill Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Ellsworth.
Alice B. Johnson, 85
Alice B. Johnson, age 85, of Ellsworth died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000,
at Fairview Red Wing Hospital in Red Wing.
She was born Feb. 18, 1914, in Exile, the daughter of Harry and Anna
(Wild) Lee. She lived in the Exile area as a child and later moved to Elmwood.
She married and divorced Henry Hartfield. She married Marvin Johnson
Dec. 1, 1945. He died in 1998. She enjoyed playing cards, drawing and playing
the organ. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses attending the Kingdom Hall
on CTH C in rural Ellsworth.
She is survived by: four children, Terry (Calvin) Landry of Ellsworth,
Betty (James) Anderson of Hager City, Trudi (Dennis) Owen, Ellsworth, William
(Jeanne) Hartfield, Centuria; 16 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren;
one brother, George Lee of Ellsworth; nieces and nephews and other relatives
She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Marvin; an infant
son, Bobby; one sister, Mildred; and one brother, Thurman.
Funeral was Friday, Jan. 14, at the Hill Funeral Home and Cremation
Severt Sabby, 92
SPRING VALLEY - Severt Sabby, age 92, of Woodville died Tuesday, Jan.
11, 2000, at Park View Home in Woodville.
He was born April 8, 1907, in the Town of Rush River to Magnus and
Inga (Ophiem) Sabby. He attended grade school at Centerville. He married
Evelyn Moll Aug. 13, 1932, in St. Paul. She died June 29, 1970.
He farmed most of his life in the Baldwin area. After farming, he moved
to Spring Valley and later Cornell before becoming a resident of Park View
in Woodville. He also loved traveling, playing cards and dancing. He was
a life long member of Rush River Lutheran Church, Rural River Falls.
Survivors include: one son, LaMoyne Sabby of Colfax; three grandsons;
and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were: his parents; his wife; two brothers (one
in infancy); three sisters and one granddaughter, who died in infancy.
Also special friend, Kate Timm, and many relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 15, at Rush River Lutheran Church,
rural River Falls. Rev. John Sutherland officiated the service. Music was
provided by organist Amy Holdorf and vocalist Rev. Richard Ulvilden. Burial
was in Rush River Lutheran Cemetery.
Bearers were: Charles Langer, Harold Moll, Ronnie Harshman, Vern Harshman,
Gerald Sabby and Willis Harshman.
Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled arrangements.
Ruth M. McCleary, 64
BAY CITY - Ruth Marie McCleary, age 64, of Featherstone Township (Minn.),
died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at her home.
She was born Aug. 13, 1935, in Lake City, Minn., to Edwin and Ella
(Thomforde) Niebeling. Moving to Red Wing in 1943, she attended Red Wing
schools. She married Neal McCleary Dec. 29, 1954, in Red Wing. They lived
in Chicago and Cottage Grove, Minn., before returning to Red Wing in 1972.
She worked at 3M's Chemolite Plant from 1961-73 and was a cook at Jefferson
School from 1979-95. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and Leo
C. Peterson American Legion Post Auxiliary.
She is survived by: her husband; one daughter, Dawn (Larry) George
of South St. Paul, Minn.; one son, Jay (Nancy) of Red Wing; four grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Lawrence (Loraine) Niebeling of
Red Wing, Robert (Laverne) Niebeling of Waianae, Hawaii, James (Linda)
Niebeling of Red Wing, Davis (Karen) Niebeling of Bay City and Jerry (Millie)
Niebeling of Welch, Minn.; three sisters, Margaret (Glenn) Books of Lady
Lake, Fla., Evelyn (LaFayette) Poole of Rosemount, Minn., and Angeline
(Orville) Doerr of Hastings, Minn.
Preceding her in death were: two brothers, Norbert and Dean Niebeling;
six sisters, Mary Jane Niebeling, Donna Blair, Emily Dutcher, Arlene Morrison,
June McCleary and Lucille Heitman.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at First Lutheran Church
with the Rev. Greg Ofsdahl officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mahn Family Funeral Home,
Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. Memorials are preferred to Red Wing Regional Hospice.