|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,
He was preceded in death by: his parents; one brother, Lloyd; and one
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)
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,
Burial was Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Asheboro,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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,
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
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
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
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.