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Carol M. VanSchoonhoven, 66
ELMWOOD - Carol M. VanSchoonhoven, age 66, of Elmwood died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
She was born July 17, 1933, in the Eau Galle area, the daughter of Earl and Laura (Fuhrman) Stringer. She attended and graduated from Elmwood High School in 1951. She worked as a bookkeeper for Richartz Implement in Menomonie for several years. She married Gene VanSchoonhoven Nov. 26, 1955. After marriage, they made their home in Elmwood. She was the bookkeeper for the Elmwood United Methodist Church in Elmwood for over 20 years. Due to having Multiple Sclerosis, she became a resident of the Heritage of Elmwood for the past 4-1/2 years. While she was a resident there, she always helped the staff at various activities. She kept busy doing embroidery and puzzles. She will be missed by her family and the residents and staff at the Heritage of Elmwood.
She is survived by: her husband, Gene; two daughters, Barb (Scott) Supri and Brenda (William) Karnes, both of Spring Valley; a son, Michael VanSchoonhoven of Spring Valley; four grandchildren; her mother, Laura Stringer of Elmwood; three brothers, Donald Stringer of Kingston, Okla., James Stringer of Spring Valley, Leon Stringer of Menomonie; two sisters, Violet Leehe of Velpin, Ind., and Diane Gibson of Elmwood.
Her father, a daughter, Betty VanSchoonhoven, and one sister, Joyce Seipel, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 21, at the United Methodist Church in Elmwood with Rev. Joel Certa-Werner officiating. Burial was in the Poplar Hill Cemetery-Rock Elm, rural Elmwood.
Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood handled arrangements.

Joyce A. Nelson, 71
STOCKHOLM - Joyce A. Nelson, age 71, Stockholm, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Pepin Manor in Pepin.
She was born March 31, 1928, in Red Wing to Ben and Fritzella (Heins) Rigelman. She graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1946 and was in the women's chorus for the productions of "The New Moon" and "Naughty Marietta" at the Sheldon Theatre. 
She married Clemens G. Nelson June 26, 1954, in Stockholm. They farmed together in the Lund area for 45 years. A member of Sabylund Lutheran Church in Stockholm, she also belonged to the church women and Maiden Rock American Legion. She collected dolls and enjoyed ice skating and gardening.
She is survived by: her husband; and one brother, Marv (Delma) Rigelman of Red Wing.
She was preceded in death by: one brother, Duane.
Funeral was Saturday, Jan. 22, at Sabylund Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lynne Rigg officiating. A spring burial will be in Sabylund Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Bruce, Keven, Marty and Kollin Nelson, Karl Rigelman, Mike Meier, Bobby Stein and Greg Bauer. 
Swandby-Murphy Funeral Home, Maiden Rock, handled arrangements.

Francis B. Shafer, 80
ELMWOOD - Francis B. Shafer, age 80, of Elmwood died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
He was born Oct. 1, 1919, the son of Joseph and Ida (Ader) Shafer. He was born, raised and lived his entire life in the Town of Eau Galle, Dunn County. He married Joan Sperger on June 25, 1946, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Eau Galle. After marriage, they lived and farmed on the home farm in Eau Galle.
He is survived by: his wife, Joan; one son, Rick (Teresa) of White Bear Lake, Minn.; two daughters, Mary (Kevin Matthews) Shafer of Falcon Heights, Minn., and Nancy (Robert) Zawacki of Sauk Rapids, Minn.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Shafer of St. Paul and Edith Zeilinger of Flint, Mich.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; one brother, Lloyd; and one sister, Evelyn.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 17, at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Eau Galle. Rev. Roy Mish officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand handled arrangements.

Howard N. Whipple, 69
BAY CITY - Howard Norman Whipple, age 69, formerly of Bay City, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at Suburban Medical Center.
He was born June 9, 1930, in Bay City to John and Elsie (Sandstrom) Whipple.
He is survived by: his wife, Shirley (Hanson) Whipple of Mancos, Colo.; his children, Dennis of Los Angeles, Howard (Jerilyn) of Cortez, Colo., Sharlott (Tom) Thomas and Catherine (James) Helmer, both of Mancos, Julie (Holland) Shepherd of Santa Fe, N.M., Darla (Dave) Frain of Wichita, Kan., Connie (Rob) Seader of Silverdale, Wash., Michelle (Clarence) Strohm of West Jordan, Utah, and Rosemary (Les) Spraker of Springfield, Va.; 18 grandchildren; one sister, Rossell Hoyt of Mancos; and two brothers, Charles of Durand and Jim of Randolph, Minn.
Funeral was Dec. 11 at Mancos United Methodist Church. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Ertel Funeral Home in Cortez handled arrangements.

Merlin Pofahl, 72
PRESCOTT - Merlin Pofahl, age 72, of Star, N.C., died of small cell cancer Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at a hospital in Star.
He was born May 30, 1927, in Red Wing to Arthur and Edna Pofahl and graduated from Prescott High School. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served during World War II. He then moved to Star.
He is survived by: his wife, Elizabeth; one sister, Live Johnson of Red Wing; one niece and one nephew; one sister-in-law, Marie Pofahl of Lake City, Minn.
Preceding him in death were: two brothers, Lee and Irvin, and one sister, Alice.
Burial was Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Asheboro, N.C.
Arrangements were handled by Phillips Funeral Home in Star.

Emil Hanson, 95
SPRING VALLEY - Emil Hanson, age 95, of Spring Valley died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center.
He was born Oct. 29, 1904, the son of Andrew and Marie (Edvardatter Hanson) Hanson at Hudson.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church at Spring Valley in his younger years and has been a long time member of Rush River Lutheran Church, rural River Falls.
His mother died when he was three-years-old and he was raised by Ole Skinnes. He grew up north of Spring Valley in Eau Galle Township and attended Wildwood school. He enjoyed baseball and played on the Wildwood baseball team.
He served in the U. S. Army during WWI. After the service, he worked a short time for Douglas Air Craft in California. He moved back to Wisconsin, where he farmed and also worked painting homes and farms. He was an avid gardener and still enjoyed baseball. 
Survivors include: nine nieces and nephews; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were: his parents; three brothers, Hans, Marcus and Ingvald Hanson; and one sister, Alma Hanson.
Visitation was to be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Rush River Lutheran Church, rural River Falls. Rev. John Sutherland will officiate the services. Music will be provided by organist David Westbrook with congregational singing. Spring burial will be in Martell Lutheran Cemetery, Martell Township.
Bearers will be: Levan Kveren-ckiladze, Mark Poff, Bill Christenson, Marus Poff, Eric Poff and Christopher Fasching.
Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled arrangements.

Berkeley Alexander, 68
HAGER CITY - Berkeley Alexander, 68, Hager City, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital.
He was born Nov. 20, 1931, in Red Wing to Clinton and Elfrieda (Nietz) Alexander. He graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1949 and from the University of Minnesota in 1958 with a degree in pharmacy. 
He served for two years in the Army during the Korean conflict. He worked at Claydon's Pharmacy before entering the service and then returned there to work until 1969. He then worked as a pharmacist at Red Wing Corner Drug until October 1999. He was a member of the Minnesota Pharmaceutical Association. 
On Aug. 11, 1962, he married Margaret "Peg" Eggers in Waconia, Minn. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, where he held several positions. Since 1969, he had been treasurer of the Concordia-Immanuel Lutheran School. He was presently serving on Concordia's Building Committee. He also was active with the Boy Scouts of America and reactivated the Community Adult Camera Club.
He is survived by: his wife, two daughters, Gwen Brenner of Hager City and Dawn (Steve) Stuhr of Boynton Beach, Fla.; one grandson; two nephews; his mother-in-law, Lydia Eggers of Red Wing; and a brother- and sister-in-law, Dave (Judy) Eggers of Minnetonka, Minn.
Funeral was Monday at Concordia Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ron Stehr officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester, Minn. Memorials are preferred to Concordia Lutheran Church building fund, the school or donor's choice.
Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, handled arrangements.

George J. Nelson, 85
George J. Nelson, age 85, of River Falls, died on Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at River Falls Area Hospital.
He farmed most of his life in Hartland Township and worked for the Pierce County Highway Department for 10 years, was a Drake School board member, Hartland Township chairman, on the Board of Directors for Ellsworth Farmers Union and on the Pierce County Highway Commissioners Board.
He is survived by: wife, Elsie C. Nelson; sons, James, Robert (Margaret), Ruth (Dave) McWain, Ann Dusek and Jane (Jerry) Schmidt; brother, Gordon (Gloria) Nelson; sister, Rose Hylle; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; brother, Kenneth; son-in-law, Tom Dusek; daughter-in-law, Thorild Nelson; and granddaughter, Julie Nelson.
Funeral services were to be held Tuesday at Ezekiel Lutheran Church in River Falls with Rev. William Montgomery officiating. Burial was to be at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Ellsworth.
Arrangements were by Hill Funeral Home, Ellsworth.

Elsie A. Voth, 83
HAGER CITY - Elsie A. Voth, age 83, of Red Wing died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital after suffering a stroke Sunday.
She was born Jan. 8, 1917, in Hager City to Henry and Minnie (Decker) Meyer. Her father died when she was in grade school and the family moved to Red Wing when she was a teenager.
She married Raymond Voth May 27, 1939, in Red Wing. He died in 1992. A member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hay Creek, Minn., she enjoyed reading, crocheting and puzzles.
She is survived by: her children, Frederick (Kay) of Owatonna, Minn., Dr. Marcus (Karen) of Buffalo, Minn., Victory (Sheryl) and Rebecca Kirtz, both of Red Wing, Renata "Sue" (Dave) Seitzer of St. Peter, Minn., Rosalie (Jerry) Kohn of Red Wing and Craig "Pete" (Kim) of Alexandria, Va.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were: her husband; one daughter, Ramona; and one sister, Ann.
Funeral was Saturday, Jan. 22, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hay Creek, with the Rev. Jonathan Nack officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Eric, Dan, Peter, David and Jon Voth, and Benji Kohn. Honorary pallbearers were: Kristin Voth, Jessica and Amanda Kirtz, Sara Kroll, Jamie Kohn, Katie, Calie and Tressa Seitzer. Memorials are preferred to the church or the donor's choice.
Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, handled arrangements.

John C. Nichols, 46
PRESCOTT - Lt. Col. John Clair Nichols, age 46, of Charleston, S.C., died suddenly at his residence on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000.
He was born on Jan. 1, 1954, in Julesburg, Colo., the son of James Howard and Virginia (LaLonde) Nichols. He attended elementary school in Pocotello, Ida., and graduated from Ogden High School in Utah. Following high school, he received his nursing degree from Weber State College in Ogden and his bachelor's in nursing from the University of Missouri. Later, he received his master's degree in administration from the University of Utah. At the time of his death, he was attending classes at Vanderbilt University to be a practitioner nurse.
On March 14, 1974, he married Rita M. Lyksett in Ogden. They had two children, Brandi and Andy. The couple divorced in 1979.
In 1975, he enlisted in the Armed Forces and served in the Air Force. He was career military and, through dedication and schooling, worked his way to Lieutenant Colonel prior to his honorable discharge in 1995. During his career as a nurse with the Air Force, he was stationed in Utah, Michigan, Illinois and South Carolina. He served overseas during Desert Storm in the Gulf.
He enjoyed working with wood and made various furniture for family and friends. He enjoyed the companion of his cats, as they would accompany him wherever he was stationed. He was very dedicated to his job and took great pride in serving his country.
He is survived by: his children, Brandi (Jason) Raverty of Prescott and Andy R. Nichols of Hudson; grandchild, Madeline Raverty of Prescott; brothers, Leo (Jane) Nichols of Clive, Ida., Howard (Jane) Nichols of Virginia; sister, Myrna (Tony) Moulton of Eagle River, Alaska; former wife, Rita (Lyksett) Nichols of North Hudson; and sister-in-law, Maria Nichols of Miami, Okla.; as well as nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald.
Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 31, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. Officiating will be Fr. Gerald Harris of St. Bridget's Catholic Church in River Falls. His family and friends will serve as active casketbearers. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Air Force. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Hudson.
O'Connell Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Phillip J. Richie, 71
Phillip J. Richie, age 71, of Ellsworth died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 1, 2000.
Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 3, from 4-8 p.m. and one hour before services Friday at the church.
O'Connell's Family Funeral Home, Hudson, is handling arrangements.

Clara E. Bryan, 90 
RED WING - Clara Elnora Bryan, age 90, of Red Wing and formerly of Menomonie, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Hi-Park Care Center, where she lived since November 1998. She moved to Red Wing in October 1997.
She was born Sept. 9, 1909, in Huron, S.D., to Lyman and Augusta (Schlichting) Gregory. She married Darrel Bryan June 6, 1928, in South Dakota. They moved to Menomonie in 1936, where they worked. They also worked for West CAP for several years. He died in 1981.
She enjoyed camping, fishing and reading. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Menomonie.
Survivors include: four sons, Darrel Jr. (JoAnn) of Barron, Lyman (Darlene) of Durand, Clarence (Ann) of Menomonie and Ronald (Arlene) of Eau Claire; one daughter, Elnora (Oscar) Pearson of Red Wing; 17 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, an infant son, two grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.
A memorial service was held at Immanuel Baptist Church in Menomonie on Sunday, Jan. 16, with the Rev. Kenneth Owens officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Christ Lutheran/Halvorson Cemetery in the spring. Her eight grandsons were honorary pallbearers.

Wesley O. O'Bryan, 47
ELMWOOD - Wesley L. O'Bryan, age 47, of Spring Lake Township, rural Elmwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital in Red Wing.
He was born Nov. 5, 1952, in Menomonie, the son of Lloyd and Opal (Hintzman) O'Bryan. He grew up in the Elmwood area, attending elementary and high school in Elmwood. He married Patricia Schlosser on June 29, 1971, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood. They made their home just outside of Elmwood in the Township of Spring Lake. He worked at Summit Cheese Factory for 20 years and was presently employed at Dayco PTI in Red Wing.
He is survived by: his wife, Pat; one son, Shane O'Bryan of Menomonie; seven sisters, Charlotte Smith and Shirley Link, both of Menomonie, Darlene Hintzman and Pat Ellefson, both of Barns, Ardith Smith and Virginia Langer, both of Elmwood, and Velma Britton of Hager City; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
His parents and one nephew, Dana Smith, preceded him in death.
Memorial services were Saturday, Jan. 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with Rev. Varkey Velickakathu officiating.
Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood handled arrangements.

Mildred E. Drewiske, 66
Mildred Elaine Drewiske, age 66, of Ellsworth died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at her home.
She was born May 2, 1933, in the Big River area of Pierce County to Ben and Mary (Reis) Cobian. They moved to a farm near River Falls. She was a 1951 graduate of River Falls High School. 
She married Bernard Drewiske Aug. 16, 1952, in River Falls. They lived in Prescott. In 1954, they moved to Chippewa Falls, and settled in Ellsworth in 1957.
She was active in 4-H, Pierce County Homemakers, St. Francis Altar and Rosary Society and choir, American Legion Auxiliary and Pierce County 40/8. In 1979, she received her licensed practical nursing degree from Red Wing Vo-Tech. She worked at Kinnic Long Term Care in River Falls until retiring in 1995. She enjoyed sewing, making crafts and traveling.
Survivors include: her husband, Bernard of Ellsworth; seven children, Michael (Susan) of Bozeman, Mont., David (Karen) of Hudson, James (Bobbi) of Virginia Beach, Va., Roger (Judy) of Hudson, Tom (Janet) of Chanhassen, Minn., Mary (Robin) Peters of Ocala, Fla., Ann (John) Meagher of Hudson; 21 grandchildren; four brothers, Herbert (Irma) Cobian of Delavan, Kenneth (Susan) Cobian of St. Anthony, Minn., Bernard Cobian of River Falls and Francis (Joyce) Cobian of Sheboygan; two sisters, Marion (Joe) Neaton of Watertown, Minn., Marlys (Herbert) Tauchen of Bonduel.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; one sister, Bernadine; and one brother, Norman.
Funeral was Saturday, Jan. 29, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ellsworth, with the Rev. Thomas Donaldson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: grandsons, Andy, Aaron, Christopher, Davis, Jeff, Mark and Steve Drewiske. Honorary pallbearers were: grandchildren, Daniel, Greg, Jacob, Matheu, Patrick and Phillip Drewiske, and Justin Meagher.
Arrangements by Hill Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Ellsworth.

James B. Fitzpatrick, 83
James B. Fitzpatrick, age 83, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, in Humble, Tex.
He was born Dec. 18, 1917, to Daniel and Gertrude Fitzpatrick in Sanish, N.D. He grew up in Ellsworth and remained there until he graduated from high school. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army in the Western Pacific Campaign, achieving rank of First Lieutenant.
In 1956, his family moved to Wausau and remained there until 1989. As a member of St. Mary's Parish, he was active in the Serra Club, the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus, in which he eventually achieved his 4th Degree. He was a resident of Kingwood, Tex., for 10 years. 
He was a member of the V.F.W. and would have received his 25-year recognition as a Life Member in March, 2000.
He is survived by: his wife, Clara; his daughters, Jane Ann (Neal) Fagan of Kingwood, Colleen Ann (Stephen) Sylvester of Tampa, Fla., Maureen Ann (Robert) Phrank of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Mary Ellen (Gary) Teletzke of Sugarland, Tex.; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 26 at St. Martha Catholic Church, with the Rev. Michael Berlowski officiating.

Alice C. Eaton, 96
SPRING VALLEY - Alice Caroline Eaton, age 96, of Baldwin died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2000, at the Baldwin Care Center.
She was born May 3, 1903, the daughter of George A. and Caroline Davis at Braddock, N.D. She was a long-time member of Peace Lutheran Church, rural Baldwin.
On June 8, 1927, she married Neil Eaton. They were married at the Pete Ofstie farm in Gilman Township and celebrated 53 years of marriage before his death. They lived and worked on the Ofstie farm in Gilman. They moved to North Dakota for a few years and came back to farm in Gilman. They also lived at Montevideo, Minn., Pierpont, S.D., and then in the Baldwin and Spring Valley areas. She was a resident of the Baldwin Care Center for about the past six years.
She enjoyed gardening and raising flowers. She was always cooking and provided her family with rosettes at Christmas. She was also a helpful neighbor and helped shovel driveways for her neighbors.
Survivors include: one daughter and one son, Lois (Raymond) Harshman of Menomonie and Wes (Rosemary) Eaton of Chetek; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were: her parents; her husband, Neil; two grandsons, Raymond Harshman, Jr. and Christ Harshman; and one great-grandson, Richard Dale Sandborg.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 31, at Peace Lutheran Church, Baldwin. Rev. John Hanson officiated the service with music provided by organist Julie Hanson and vocalist Steve Thompson. Burial was in Peach Lutheran Cemetery. Bearers were: grandsons, Evan, Eugene, Bill, Randy and Ward Harshman, and great-grandson, Jesse Harshman.
Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled arrangements.

Earl E. Svec, 89
Earl E. Svec, age 89, died in a car accident in Lake Elmo, Minn., Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000.
He was born Dec. 12, 1910, in Pierce County, the son of Dominic and Emma (Johnson) Svec. He farmed nearly his entire life in Trimbelle and loved it.
He married Mable Johnson May 17, 1950. They moved to Ellsworth in 1998. He still kept up his gardening and supplied his neighbors with fresh vegetables. They played cards several nights a week with friends. They, along with Herb and Arlene Armbruster, volunteered every Tuesday morning at the Ellsworth Care Center. In 1995, they were presented Volunteer of the Year Awards from Gov. Thompson.
He is survived by: his wife, Mabel of Ellsworth; a large extended family; and several nieces and nephews, who loved him dearly and will miss him.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Hill Funeral Home in Ellsworth, with Rev. Lauryl Stockness officiating. Interment of his cremains will be in the Trimbelle Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until time of service Wednesday.
Hill Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Ellsworth, is handling arrangements.

Lyle E. DeLong, 89
ELMWOOD - Lyle E. DeLong, age 89, of Elmwood died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
He was born May 30, 1910, and raised in the Eau Galle area of Dunn County. He was the son of Adam and Fanny Belle (Hoyt) DeLong. He married Arvilla York Oct. 12, 1932. After marriage, they farmed in Farm Hill area of Elmwood for two years before moving to the Rock Elm area in 1935, where they farmed. She died in 1961; he married Wilahmena Ginsbach Oct. 13, 1962. In 1968, they purchased a farm in Spring Lake Township and moved there until her death in 1985. After her death, he moved into the Village of Elmwood, where he has remained the rest of his life.
He is survived by two daughters, Verlene (Francis) Traynor of Ellsworth and Sandra (Thomas) Pickerign of Eau Galle; one son, Anthony (Charlotte) of Menomonie; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Evelyn Gibson and Hazel Hall, both of Elmwood, and Esther Lindstrom of Durand.
Special friends who cared for him which allowed him to stay in his home, Freeman Hoyt, Lois Garret and Gene Van.
He is preceded in death by: his parents; first and second wives; a daughter, Donis Dahl; two sisters, Edith DeLong and Lola Schultz; four brothers, Archie, Claude, Cyril and Shirley; twin great granddaughters, Lakken and LaTori Harmon.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with Rev. Varkey Velickakathu officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Hill Cemetery-Rock Elm, rural Elmwood, in the spring.
Friends were to call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Norma J. McRoberts, 63
PLUM CITY - Norma J. McRoberts, age 63, of rural Plum City died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.
She was born April 17, 1936, in Durand, the daughter of Elmer "Rube" and Myrtle (Snider) Smith. She grew up in the Weston area of Dunn County. She attended Elmwood High School.
She married William McRoberts May 5, 1954, in Plainview, Minn. After marriage, they made their home in the Eau Galle area. Together, they owned and operated the Exile Tavern for 10 years. He died in 1978 and she continued to operate the Exile Tavern until 1987. She then married Orville Abel and they later divorced. She remained living in the Exile community, enjoying her grandchildren and being a loving mother.
She is survived by: three daughters, Debby Weber (Jr. Kimmel) of Hastings, Minn., Peggy (Steve) Cameron and Joanne (Rick) Hewitt, both of Plum City; two sons, Bill McRoberts of Elmwood and Ed McRoberts of Plum City; 13 grandchildren; her mother, Myrtle Roetter of Durand; stepmother, Della Smith of Spring Valley; five sisters, Barb Sperger of Durand, May DeLong and Karen Fredrickson, both of Plum City, Neva Hutter and Carol Bignell, both of Arkansaw; two stepsisters, Connie Bauer of Pepin, Kay Strum of Spring Valley; one stepbrother, Augie Ziehl of Spring Valley; extended family, Marie McRoberts and Mark Fredrickson; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by: her father; her husband; a stepfather, Ole Roetter; and a granddaughter, Carey Fredrickson.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plum City with Rev. Daniel Pfaffe officiating. Burial will be in the Clearview Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Anna C. Miller, 97
Anna Christine Miller, 97, of Red Wing died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital in Red Wing. 
She was born Sept. 9, 1902, in Hager City, the daughter of John and Caroline (Hoff) Hilden. She attended schools in Plainview, Minn. 
In May 1923, she married Ralph E. Miller in Red Wing. They lived in Red Wing and he died in January, 1935. 
In May 1944, she married Lester M. Miller in Minneapolis. They lived there for many years. He died in January of 1978. 
She returned to Red Wing in 1979. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, where she was involved in the women's groups. For the past five years, she has been a resident of the Red Wing Health Center. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and helping others. 
She is survived by: two daughters, Fern Bartels of Hastings, Minn., and Millie (Jerry) Ketcham of Red Wing; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one sister, Bertha Peterson of Ellsworth; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her two husbands; one daughter, Patricia Gray; four sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, at 1:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Carol Noren officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral arrangements are by the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, Red Wing.


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