|Harland C. Weghorn, 87
SPRING VALLEY - Harland Charles Weghorn, age 87, of Spring Valley died
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center.
He was born Sept. 9, 1912, the son of Charles and Ruth (Eaton) Weghorn
in Hartland Township. He was baptized as an adult through St. Matthew's
Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, and has been a longtime member of St. John's
Lutheran Church, Spring Valley. He attended grade school at Red Wing and
Ellsworth. In 1925, the Weghorns moved to Spring Valley, where he graduated
from the Spring Valley High School.
On Aug. 24, 1929, he married Stella Miller at the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Eau Claire. He worked at Gillette Rubber Company in Eau Claire
as a fireman during World War II. They returned to Spring Valley, where
he was a self-employed plasterer and contractor.
He enjoyed fishing and golfing. He loved to sing and enjoyed playing
card games with his family. He was active in his church and community,
where he served on the Spring Valley Village Board and St. John's Church
Survivors include: his wife, Stella of Spring Valley; four children,
Jack (Gloria) Weghorn of Spring Valley, Pat (Ralph) Gavic of Spring Valley,
Dick (Barbara) Weghorn of Phillips and Mike (Kathy) Weghorn of Barron.
He is also survived by 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one brother,
Omer (Vera) Weghorn of Spring Valley; many nieces, nephews, other relatives
Preceding him in death were: his parents; two sisters, Norma Nord and
Helen Hojem; and one brother, Gordon Weghorn.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 16, at St. John's Lutheran Church,
Spring Valley, with Rev. Reinhold Markwart officiating. Music was provided
by organist Linda Anderson and pianist Ryan Durfee. Burial was in St. John's
Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Valley. Blake Weghorn served as honorary bearer.
Pallbearers were: Barry Weghorn, Bryan Weghorn, Don Gavic, Steve Weghorn,
David Weghorn and Wayne Hojem.
Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, is handling arrangements.
Laura A. Stewart, 82
ELMWOOD - Laura A. Stewart, age 82, of Elmwood died Wednesday, Feb.
16, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
She was born Aug. 10, 1917.
She is survived by: six sons; five daughters; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren
and great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers.
She was cremated and her ashes were buried in the Maxville Cemetery,
Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Elmwood.
Ralph F. White, 74
SPRING VALLEY - Ralph Fredrick White, age 74, of Spring Valley died
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center.
He was born April 1, 1925, the son of Burt and Anna (Knaup) White at
Maiden Rock. He was baptized in 1956 at Gilman Lutheran Church, Spring
Valley. He attended school while growing up at Maiden Rock. He moved to
Spring Valley and farmed in Gilman Township. He also worked construction
and did dehorning during that time. He worked on construction of the Spring
Valley dam, and worked on the Village of Spring Valley Maintenance Crew
for a number of years.
On July 9, 1970, he married Delores Luebke at Las Vegas, Nev. He loved
fishing, hunting and woodworking. Many people stopped by his home to buy
worms and waxies.
Survivors include: his wife, Delores of Spring Valley; five children,
Brian (Debbie) White of Eau Claire, Brenda (Joe) Stangl of Spring Valley,
Brad (Giselle) White of Elk Mound, Bridget (Marv) Pehlke of Spring Valley
and Bernadine (Jay) Jaquish of Chippewa Falls; three stepchildren, Linda
(Doug) Dyle of Hudson, Julia Ziehme and her friend Craig Comstock of Menomonie,
and Tom Luebke of Arizona. He is also survived by: 12 grandchildren and
step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren;
one brother, Floyd (Anne) White of Plum City; two sisters, Helen Gillis
of Plum City and Gloria "Babe" (Curt) Nelson of Stockholm; three brothers
and sisters-in-law, Hub (Lois) Fisher of Menomonie, Allen Fisher of Menomonie,
and Alice Myers of Madison; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; three sisters, Evelyn White,
Evedna Grossklaus and Hazel Julian; and one stepdaughter, Connie Fox.
Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 20, at Keehr Funeral Home with Rev.
Keith Holste officiating the service. Spring burial will be at Halverson
Cemetery, Menomonie. Bearers were: Brian White, Brad White, Scott Burr,
Jamie Burr, Doug Dyle and Craig Comstock.
Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled arrangements.
Jeffrey W. Deiss, 43
Jeffrey William Deiss of River Falls died on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000.
He was born Nov. 1, 1956, at Hudson Hospital to William and Pat (Kealy)
Deiss. He attended St. Bridget's Catholic School and River Falls High School.
He married Melanie Owens on Oct. 1, 1988, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church.
They have two children.
He was employed by Cemstone Concrete Products of Hastings, Minn. He
was an avid sportsman and enjoyed travelling and spending time with his
family and friends.
He is survived by: his wife, Melanie; children, Cody, age nine, and
Kelly, seven; parents, William and Pat Deiss of Danbury; brothers, Randy
(Polly) and Gary (Kathy) of River Falls, and Phil (Kim) of Ellsworth; nieces
and nephews; mother-in-law, Ann Lee; sister-in-law, Gail Owens.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
A Mass of Christian burial was to be held Tuesday, Feb. 22, with Father
Gerald Harris officiating. He was buried at St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery
in River Falls.
Cashman Mortuary of River Falls handled arrangements.
Bernice V. Larson, 84
PLUM CITY - Bernice V. Larson, age 84, of Stockholm died on Friday,
Feb. 18, 2000, at Plum City Care Center, where she had been a resident
She was born on Nov. 13, 1915, in Maiden Rock Township, the daughter
of Adolph and Amanda (Olson) Rask. She received her education at the 16
She was married on July 12, 1941, to Wilbert D. Larson in Red Wing.
They lived on and operated her family's farm all their lives. She was a
lifelong member of Sabylund Lutheran Church in Stockholm and a member of
the Sabylund Women.
She enjoyed quilting, baking bread and helping others.
She is survived by: her sons, Dennis (Diane) of Toole, Utah, Jerry
of Red Wing and Steven of Osceola; granddaughters; great-grandchildren;
sister-in-law, Hazel (Gaylord) Erickson of Stockholm; close family friend,
Sharon Taft of Stockholm; and many more loving relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband, Wilbert; and
her brother, Herbert Rask.
The funeral service was to be Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Sabylund Lutheran
Church in Stockholm with the Rev. Lynne Rigg officiating. Luella Dettling
was to be organist and Howard Larson soloist. Spring interment will be
in Sabylund Cemetery in Stockholm. Pallbearers were to be: Wayne Bengston,
James Nelson, Miguel Sandoval, Carlton Anderson, Charles Anderson, Conrad
Anderson and Dale Erickson. Honorary pallbearers were to be: Thomas Sandoval,
Joseph Sandoval and Caleb Sandoval. Memorials will be given to the Sabylund
Arrangements were with Swandby-Murphy Funeral Home in Maiden Rock.
Leon G. Fiedler, age 89
Leon G. Fiedler, age 89, of Prescott died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at
Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
He was born Nov. 9, 1910, in Prescott, the son of Peter and Ann (Gotzman)
Fiedler. He was a 1929 graduate of Prescott High School. He married Irene
Trapp Sept. 28, 1940, in Hastings, Minn. He farmed the family homestead
in Oak Grove Township all his life. The farm has been in the Fiedler family
He loved farming and horses. He was active in civic affairs, serving
on the Sunnyside School Board, a member of River Falls Mutual Insurance
Company Board of Directors for 33 years. He also served on St. Paul's Evangelical
Lutheran Church Council. He was currently a member of St. John's Evangelical
Lutheran Church, Hastings.
Survivors include: his wife, Irene of Prescott; one son, Hilton Fiedler
of Prescott; one daughter, Sandra Fiedler of White Bear Lake, Minn.; two
sisters, Doris Larson of Ellsworth and Violet Peterson of Nokomis, Fla.;
three nephews and two nieces.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, at St. John's
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hastings. Rev. Percy Damrow and Vicar Joshua
Martin will officiate. Interment will be in Pine Glen Cemetery, Prescott.
Friends were to call at the Hill Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Prescott,
from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, and for one hour before the service at
the church on Wednesday. Memorials are preferred.
Hill Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Prescott, is serving the
Harvey F. Jeske, 87
BAY CITY - Harvey F. Jeske, 87, Red Wing, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000,
at Fairview Seminary Home. He was born Aug. 21, 1912, in Red Wing to Fred
and Mary (Friese) Jeske. He attended schools in Red Wing. He married Helen
Haustein on Aug. 30, 1941. He worked for a short time at S. B. Foot Tannery,
then for 30 years at USG until he retired. He then worked at Josten's for
about one year. He was a member of the Red Men Club and the Goose Lake
Riders Club. He repaired small engines, enjoyed gardening and playing horseshoes.
Survivors include: four daughters, Mary (Doulie) Williams and Rita
(Tom) Mitchner of Red Wing, Ramona (David) Kees of DeSmet, S. D., and Peggy
(Jesse) Harding of Bay City; two sons, Fred (Sherry) and Alan (Cheri) of
Red Wing; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marcy
Lee and Dorothy Carlson of St. Paul; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Helen, in 1994; one daughter,
Dianne Ableidinger; two sisters and four brothers.
Memorial mass was Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Red Wing,
with the Rev. Thomas Walker officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.
Signa I. Larrieu, 73
SPRING VALLEY - Signa Ione Larrieu, age 73, of Spring Valley died Tuesday,
Feb. 15, 2000, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center.
She was born March 25, 1926, the daughter of William and Ida (Linneberg)
Larson in Cady Township, St. Croix County. She was baptized and confirmed
at St. John's Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, where she had been a member
most of her life. She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Spring
Valley, for a number of years also.
She attended school at Spring Valley. On March 24, 1944, she married
Ervin "Shorty" Larrieu at Spring Valley. They had five children: Duane,
Bonnie, Bill, Tim and Tina.
She helped her husband haul milk for a few years after they were married.
She also worked at Cady Cheese and farmed. She worked for Herman Gilbertson
at North Central Products for a couple years and worked at the Spring Valley
Health Care Center for 20 years before retiring.
She enjoyed working in the Activity Department at Spring Valley Health
Care Center and won awards at art fairs for her creations.
Preceding her in death were: her parents; her husband; two sisters,
Helen Hendricks and Bernice Hanvelt; two brothers, Clarence Larson and
Kenneth Larson; and one granddaughter, Amy Larrieu.
Survivors include: her three sons and two daughters, Duane (Judy) Larrieu
of Spring Valley, Bonnie (Gail) Mick of Elmwood, Bill Larrieu of Durand,
Tim (Claudette) Larrieu of St. Paul and Tina Cotts of Rice Lake; one sister,
Elaine Noterman of Spring Valley; one brother, Henry Larson of Spring Valley;
12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Donnie
(Renee) Larrieu of Spring Valley; one sister-in-law, Della Larson of Spring
Valley; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 19, at St. John's Lutheran Church,
Spring Valley. Rev. Reinhold Markwart officiated the service, with music
provided by organist Linda Anderson and vocalist Dorla Holm. Burial was
in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Valley. Honorary bearers were:
grandchildren, Adam, Nathan, Jamie, Michael, Amie and Sara. Pallbearers
were: grandchildren Josh, Shawn, Nicky, Timmy, Jim and Lloyd.
Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled arrangements.
Erland R. Otterholt, M.D., 84
SPRING VALLEY - Erland R. Otterholt, M.D., 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 15,
He was born on Sept. 18, 1915, at Chetek, the son of Edward and Clara
(Hegna) Otterholt. He attended Chetek Public School and was graduated from
Luther College in Decorah, Ia., in 1938, and from the UW School of Medicine
On March 27, 1943, he married Thelma Thompson of Spring Valley at St.
John's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.
After an internship at the California Hospital in Los Angeles, he was
associated with Dr. R.C. Hartman of Janesville in the general practice
of medicine. He then returned to Los Angeles for his specialty residency,
after which he became associated with the Pember-Nuzu Clinic (now the Janesville
Riverview Clinic) in the practice of obstetrics and gynecology. This association
continued, except for two years of military service, until his complete
retirement in 1983. As a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he served
one year each at the 98th General Hospital in Munich and the 5 General
Hospital in Stuttgart, Germany, where he was Chief of the Obstetrics and
Since 1948, he has been a member of First Lutheran Church in Janesville.
He was a member and past president of the Mercy Hospital Medical Staff,
belonged to the Rock County and the Wisconsin Medical Societies, and the
American Medical Association. He was a Fellow of the American College of
Surgeons and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and
a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Norland
Lodge #544 of the Sons of Norway lists him as a charter member. He was
also a member of the Blackhawk Golden K Kiwanis Club. Related to an earlier
hobby, he had membership in the American Numismatic Association, and related
to a hobby in genealogy were memberships in the Telelag of America and
the Gudbrandsdalslag. He also enjoyed reading, listening to mostly classic
music, volunteer work and home maintenance.
They lived in Janesville for many years. They moved to Decorah in November
1999 and he then became a resident of the Aase Haugen Home.
He is survived by: his wife, Thelma; a son, Gary of Wisconsin Dells;
one daughter, Karen (James) Ehrie of Decorah; two granddaughters, Kjersti
Ehrie of Kansas City, Mo., and Mari (Greg) Lewey of Waukon, Ia.; two sisters,
Beulah Hanson of Bremerton, Wash., and Clarice Braa of Longview, Wash.;
one brother, George of Eau Claire; one sister-in-law, Jean (Arthur) Barber
of Richland, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; one brother, Dr. Ernest;
and one sister, Ethel Karow.
Memorials may be given to, in Janesville, the First Lutheran Church
or the Salvation Army, and in Decorah, the Aase Haugen Home.
A memorial service will be held in Janesville at a later date.
Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 17, at Fjelstul Funeral Home in
Decorah. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Valley.
Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled local arrangements.
Harold D. Ellenberger, 69
MAIDEN ROCK - Harold D. Ellenberger, age 69, of Maiden Rock died Sunday,
Feb. 20, 2000, at the V.A. Medical Center in Minneapolis.
He was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Nelson to Wallace and Anna (Beck) Ellenberger.
On Nov. 21, 1953, he married Arlene Hagner in Pepin.
He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a past member of the VFW Post 6201
Survivors include: his wife, Arlene of Maiden Rock; one daughter, Anna
(David) Black of Durand; five sons, Dan (Barb) Ellenberger of Stockholm,
Lawrence Ellenberger and Kenneth Ellenberger of Maiden Rock, Russell (Karla)
Ellenberger of Durand and James (Jodie) Ellenberger of Durand; and 17 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, one son, one granddaughter,
one brother and two sisters.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the Stohr-Hagen-Wozney
Funeral Home in Alma. Rev. Joel Anderson will officiate. Burial with Military
Rites by VFW Post 6201 of Nelson will be in the Nelson Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home in Alma.
James F. Dollahon, 38
RIVER FALLS - James "Jim" F. Dollahon, 38, died suddenly Feb. 25, 2000,
at his home in River Falls.
The son of Dr. Jim and Kathryn Dollahon, he was born Sept. 7, 1961,
in Hudson. On Sept. 26, 1987, he married Julie Miller. He graduated from
River Falls High School in 1980 and attended UW-River Falls.
He was hired by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department in 1984. He
worked as the recreation/water patrol officer and was an investigator at
the time of his death.
He was a member of the River Falls United Methodist Church, River Falls
Lions Club and Theta Chi Fraternity. He was a former president of the Lions
Club and received its Outstanding Leader award.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by: his wife, Julie; mother, Kathryn Dollahon of Jacksonville,
Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Grace and David Bartholet, Golden Valley,
Minn.; and niece, Katy.
Visitation was held Monday at Ezekiel Lutheran Church. The funeral
was to be Tuesday at Ezekiel with the Revs. Larry McCann and Jenny Arneson
Pallbearers were to be: Kevin Gehler, Jack Sondergard, Darrel Waldera,
Dave Bartholet, Scott Brownell, Neil Gulbranson, Phil Deiss and Erick Roeske.
Memorial donations may be made to the James F. Dollahon Memorial Fund.
Doris B. Moran, 88
PLUM CITY - Doris B. Moran, age 88, of Arkansaw died Friday, Feb. 18,
2000, at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.
She was born Oct. 16, 1911, in Dunn County, the daughter of Archie
Herbst and Helen Ann Murry. On Feb. 18, 1933, she married John William
Moran in Ellsworth. He died Dec. 12, 1963, in Minnesota. They lived their
early married life in Ellsworth.
She was a foster mother for several young boys, and a Job's Daughters
advisor. She was active in Arkansaw United Methodist Church and enjoyed
traveling with the youth group on several trips. She also belonged to Pepin
County Homemakers, Old Settlers and Coalition of Wisconsin Aging. She was
on the Pepin County Housing Authority Board and the Pepin County Advisory
Committee for Nutritional Program.
She enjoyed sewing, making much of her children's clothing as they
grew up, loved to go fishing and continued to enjoy bowling throughout
She is survived by: a son, Matt Vasquez; daughters, Mickey Franzmeier
and Billie (Patrick) Brown; brother, Troy (LaVina) Herbst; sister-in-law,
Ruth Herbst; and brother-in-law, Arthur Richard Moran. She has 11 grandchildren
and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, John William; a son, John
William Jr. and his wife Barbara; a daughter, Patricia Wonsettler; three
sisters, one brother and one sister-in-law.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 26, at Arkansaw United Methodist
Church in Arkansaw. Burial was in Arkansaw Memorial Cemetery.
Bernice F. Berger, 69
SPRING VALLEY - Bernice F. Berger, age 69, of Baldwin died at her brother's
home near Somerset on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000.
She was born May 6, 1930, the daughter of Aloysius and Margaret (Budden)
Schachtner at Carroll, Ia. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic
faith and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Spring Valley, since
1979. She attended Lohrville High School in Iowa and St. Anthony's School
of Nursing. She trained as a nurse and became an L.P.N.
On Sept. 26, 1950, she married Arnold Berger at Churdan, Ia. They moved
to Baldwin in March in 1979 and raised a family of nine children.
Survivors include: her nine children, Stephen (Deborah) Berger of Monroe,
Lucinda (Duane) Bauer of Baldwin, Cecilia (John) DeGenova of Frankenmuth,
Mich., Diane Berger of Somerset, Martin (Annette) Berger of Somerset, Theresa
(Brent) Nelson of Fort Atkinson, Lawrence (Pam) Berger of Beloit, Gregory
(Kris) Berger of Baldwin and Charlotte (Martin) Sloan of Chetek; 25 grandchildren;
two great-granddaughters; one sister, Margaret (John) Meiners of Templeton,
Ia.; two brothers, Harold (Jean) Schachtner of Somerset and Gerald (Helen)
Schachtner of Badger, Ia.
Preceding her in death were: her parents; her husband, Arnold; infant
daughter, Sharon Rose; granddaughter, Anna DeGenova; four brothers, Fred,
Wilfred, Lawrence and Robert Schachtner; and one sister, Mary Schachtner.
Funeral service was Thursday, Feb. 24, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Spring Valley. Fr. Varkey Velickakathu officiated the service, assisted
by Brett Swearingen. Music was provided by organist Ellen Rominski and
the Sacred Heart Choir. Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Spring
Valley. Bearers were: Daniel Herbers, Bruce Timm, Daryl Henkenius, James
Meiners, Gary Schachtner and Harold Schachtner, Jr. In lieu of flowers,
memorials are preferred to Heart Home Care Network-Hospice, P.O. Box 487,
Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, handled arrangements.
Arnold H. Augustine, 90
Arnold H. Augustine, 90, Goodhue, Minn., died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000,
at Fairview Seminary Home.
The son of John and Mary (Vollmers) Augustine, he was born Jan. 4,
1910, in Belvidere Township (Minn.), where he attended rural school for
four years prior to his family moving into Red Wing. He graduated from
Central High School, Red Wing, in 1930. The family returned to the farm
in 1934. He married Elda Matthees June 17, 1939, in Goodhue and they farmed
until moving to Goodhue in 1973. He served on the Belvidere (Minn.) Town
Board and the former Bellechester (Minn.) Creamery Board. He was a member
of St. John's Lutheran Church, Goodhue, where he served on the council.
He enjoyed fishing and traveling.
He is survived by: his wife; two sons, John (Kathy) of Goodhue and
Glenn (JoEllen) of Rochester, Minn.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren;
one brother, Raymond of Goodhue; and one sister, Lydia Berktold of Ellsworth.
Funeral was Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Goodhue, with the
Rev. Dallas Miller officiating. Pallbearers were: J. Philip, Kim, Nathan,
David and Sara Augustine, Christa and Abraham Zanto, and Michelle and Aaron
Jaeger. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the
church or donor's choice.
Mahn Family Funeral Home, Lohman Chapel, in Goodhue handled arrangements.\
Pamela Jo Williams, 39
PRESCOTT - Pamela Jo Williams, age 39, of Prescott and formerly of
Tripoli, Ia., died on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at her home. The cause of
death is being investigated by the Pierce County Coroner.
She was born on Nov. 10, 1960, at Waterloo, Ia., the daughter of Llewellyn
Everett and Rosalie S.J. (Murphy) Williams, Sr. She graduated from Tripoli
High School in 1979. She had attended D.O.T. Road Construction classes
and helped construct I-380 in Waterloo. She also helped build the Belle
Plaine Waste Plant until she had to leave construction work due to an injury.
She moved to Hastings, Minn., where she did janitorial work for eight years
and was then employed by NTEK for eight years. She had moved to Prescott
one year ago.
She was an active member of the AFL-CIO.
She is survived by: her parents, L.E. and Rosalie Williams, Sr. of
Tripoli; two sisters, Wanda Williams Tiedt of Dunkerton and Victoria Lynn
Hesse of Waverly; two brothers, Lew Williams, Jr. and Daryle Williams both
of Welch, Minn.; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding her in death were her grandparents.
Funeral service was to be Tuesday, Feb. 29, at the Jamison-Schmitz
Funeral Home, Oelwein, Ia., with Rev. Robert Dagit officiating. Burial
was to be in Fremont Township Cemetery, Winthrop, Ia.
George E. Lee, 84
George E. Lee, age 84, of Ellsworth died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at
the Ellsworth Care Center.
He was born Dec. 18, 1915, in Rock Elm Township, the son of Harry and
Anna (Wild) Lee.
He is survived by nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were: his parents; two brothers, Therman and
Eldon; two sisters, Alice Johnson and Mildred Gehn.
Services were to be Tuesday, Feb. 29, at the Hill Funeral Home and
Cremation Services. Rev. David Eaton was to officiate. Interment was to
be in the Rock Elm Cemetery.
Hill Funeral Home and Cremation Services handled arrangements.
Darlene N. Johnson, 62
Darlene Nona Johnson, age 62, Red Wing, died Thursday Feb. 24, 2000,
at her home.
She was born Jan. 17, 1938, in Red Wing to Albert and Mildred (Van
Schaick) Bartz and graduated in 1956 from Ellsworth Senior High School.
She married LaVerne "Louie" Johnson June 29, 1957, in Red Wing. He died
Sept. 2, 1991. She worked at Red Wing Industries and then at Red Wing Shoe
Company for 30 years, retiring in 1999 for health reasons. A member of
Pocahontas Nakomis Council 27, she enjoyed gardening, fishing and playing
She is survived by: one daughter, Darla Johnson (Mike Olson) of Red
Wing; two sons, Kevin (Diane) of Lake City, Minn., and Keith (Lisa Moe)
of Red Wing; her father of Bay City; four grandchildren; four brothers,
Allen (Cecelia) Bartz of Las Cruces, N.M., Kenneth Bartz of Elmwood, John
(Debby) Bartz of Red Wing and Robert Bartz of Ellsworth; five sisters,
Shirley (James) King of Elmwood, Geri Fassett of Bay City, Lori (Arlen)
McKinley of Red Wing, Sandy (Tom) Jones of New Richmond and Sheryl (Brett)
Schuetzle of Red Wing.
Preceding her in death were: her husband; her mother; two brothers,
Richard and Albert Bartz, Jr.; and one sister, Caroll Bartz.
Memorial service was to be Tuesday, Feb. 29, at Mahn Family Funeral
Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, with the Rev. Ron Stehr officiating. Burial
was to be in Oakwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were to be: Eric Olson,
Nicholas, Annah and Sarah Johnson. Memorials are preferred to Red Wing
Regional Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Lloyd 'Butch' F. Glass, 78
Lloyd "Butch" F. Glass, age 78, Ellsworth, died Thursday, Feb. 24,
2000, at Ellsworth Care Center.
The son of Edd and Della (Fox) Glass, he was born June 23, 1921, in
Rock Elm Township. He served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War
He married Florence Osterland in 1947 in Red Wing. A lineman for the
Pierce-Pepin Electric Cooperative for 38 years, he was honored by the International
Electrical Workers for saving a life. Active in civic affairs, he served
on the Ellsworth School Board, was a 44-year member of Kinne-Engelhart
American Legion Post, and Pierce County 40 & 8. He was a long-time
member of the Ellsworth United Methodist Church. He recently was honored
for 50 years in Hancock Lodge #229 F & AM.
A hobby farmer, he enjoyed horses, picking butter nuts and playing
cards. He was a devoted family man and will be sadly missed.
He is survived by: three children, Lana Glass-Smirnov of Red Wing,
Tom of Red Wing and Dell of Chetek; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren;
and one sister, Jeanne Kemp of Mendota Heights, Minn.
He was preceded in death by: his wife; one son, Duward Schulte; a great-granddaughter;
and one sister, Delores Kees.
Funeral was Monday at Hill Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Ellsworth,
with the Rev. Bruce Stunkard officiating. Burial of cremains was in Maple
Grove Cemetery, Ellsworth.
Hill Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Ellsworth, handled arrangements.
Father Vernon S. Alden, 69
Father Vernon S. Alden died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000.
He was born Aug. 29, 1930, in Ellsworth, the son of the late Victor
and Evelyn (Polk) Alden. He was educated at schools in Ellsworth and Prep
School in Minnesota for the Crozier Order. He earned his Ph.D., A.B.D.
in economics from the University of Fordham.
He was the husband of Grace (Dechant) Alden. They resided on Colfax
Road in the Town of Jackson.
He worked as an economist for the Chemical Bank, now part of the Chase
Manhattan Bank, in New York City for 23 years.
He was received as an Episcopal Priest in July of 1999 at the Episcopal
Cathedral in Albany, N.Y. He had been the priest in charge of St. Mark's
Episcopal Church since that time. He also served as the treasurer for the
Washington County Historical Society and was a chaplain at the Samaritan
Hospital in Troy, N.Y. He was a member of the Ashlar Masons in Greenwhich,
N.Y., where he was a Past Master. Other interests that he enjoyed were
oil painting and taking rides in the country on his motorcycle.
Survivors include: his wife, Grace; two sons, Mark Alden of Hohokus,
N.J., and Paul (Paige) Alden of Monroe, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Lydia Hallard
of Brooklin, Ontario, Canada; two stepsons, Peter Talbot of Harrison, N.J.,
and Andrew Talbot of St. James, N.Y.; a brother, Thomas (Bernardine) Alden
of St. Paul; a sister, Mary Kinney of Eau Claire; nieces and nephews.
He laid in state on Monday, Feb. 21, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
The funeral Mass was to be Tuesday, Feb. 22, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church,
with Bishop Daniel Herzog conducting the service. Burial will be in the
spring at Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge N.Y. Memorial contributions may
be made to either St. Mark's Episcopal Church or to the American Heart
Alan E. Anderson, 48
BAY CITY - Alan Emil Anderson, age 48, of Bay City died Sunday, Feb.
27, 2000, at Regions Medical Center in St. Paul as a result of an automobile
He was born June 13, 1951, in Plum City, the son of Lloyd and M. Ruth
(Sundvall) Anderson. He attended school in Pepin. He married Cynthia Carrels
at St. Felix Catholic Church in Wabasha, Minn., on Oct. 26, 1974. He began
working at the Red Wing Shoe Company on Aug. 4, 1975, until the present.
He was the shop chairman at plant one.
He enjoyed bowling, football, especially the Packers, and watching
He is survived by: his wife; two daughters, Angela and Alysia Anderson
of Bay City; mother, M. Ruth Anderson of Pepin; one brother, Gerald Anderson
of Stockholm; one sister, Cathy (Mike) Roberts of Arkansaw; one grandchild
and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Kenneth Anderson.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 1, at the Church of St. Joseph,
with Father Thomas Walker officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, in Red Wing handled
Teressa E. Ward, 88
Teressa Ethel Ward, 88, Red Wing, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at
Fairview Red Wing Hospital.
She was born Sept. 28, 1911, in Rock Elm to Joseph and Myrtle (Bee)
Babcock and attended schools in Rock Elm. She lived in Oregon and began
a family. She moved to Ellsworth in 1955 and to Red Wing in 1961. She was
a waitress at Robert's Cafe in Red Wing for more than 20 years. She enjoyed
plants, animals and cooking.
She is survived by: one daughter, Bernice (Glenn) Eckhoff of Red Wing;
two sons, Larry (Elaine) O'Connor of Bay City and Robert (Sharon) O'Connor
of Red Wing; one sister, Bernice Lampman of Red Wing; 24 grandchildren,
11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were: one son, Giles Bunce; one sister, Jesse
Cederberg; one brother, Bernard Babcock; and one grandson.
Funeral was Saturday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel,
with the Rev. Randall Johnson officiating. Burial was Monday in Oakwood
Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Donny Blue, Jim Burns, Glenn Eckhoff, Jerry
and Scott Lampman, and Pete Peterson.