Funeral for Loretto T. Olin on Tuesday
PLAINVIEW -- A Mass of Cristian burial for Loretto T. Olin will be at 11 a.m. Tueday at St. Joachim's Catholic Church in Plainview with the Rec. Donald G. Connelly officiating. Burial will be in St. Joachim's Catholic Cemetery in Plainview.
Mrs. Olin, 86, of Plainview, a school teacher, died of natural causes Friday (July 28, 1995) at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Loretto T. Cosgrove was born Feb. 13, 1909, in Millville. She got her teaching degree from Winona State University. She married Arthur W. Olin on Jan. 2, 1932, in West Albany. They farmed in rural Millville until Mr. Olin's death in April 1962. She then moved to Plainview and returned to teaching, working in Dresser Valley and Elgin before retiring in 1974. She was a member of St. Joachim's Catholic Church, Hi Neighbors-Senior Citizens, the Farm Bureau, Catholic Daughters, the Wabasha County Home Extension Club and Wabasha County Rural Teachers Association.
Survivors include two daughters, Sister Mary Gen Olin of Mankato and Janet (Mrs. Richard) Schultz of Plainview; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Three sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, at Schleicher Funeral Home in Plainview, and an hour before the funeral Tuesday at the church.
Joseph Harwood of Chatfield dies at 97
CHATFIELD -- Joseph ``Joe'' Harwood, 97, of Chatfield, a retired area farmer, died Saturday (July 29, 1995) at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where he had resided since Jan. 30, 1995.
He was born June 6, 1868, in Chatfield and married Martha Eck here May 13, 1920. They farmed in rural Chatfield until 1959 when they retired and moved into town. His wife died in 1962. Mr. Harwood was a member of Masonic Lodge for 76 years and a former member of the Chatfield Cemetery Association.
Survivors include a daughter, Lavonne (Mrs. Morris) Hanson of Chatfield; two grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a sister, Bernice Higgins of Chatfield. Two daughters and two sisters preceded him in death.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chatfield Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Laurel Thorstensen officiating. Burial will be in Chatfield Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 tonight and 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield and an hour before the service at the church. There will be a Masonic service at 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Tollef Sanderson, 100, dies in Winona
WINONA -- Tollef Sanderson, 100, of Winona, formerly of Harmony and retired Harmony State Bank president, died Sunday (July 30, 1995) at Winona Community Hospital.
Born Aug. 28, 1894, in Harmony, he attended local schools and graduated from St. Olaf College in 1916. During World War I he served two years with an artillery regiment in France. After his discharge he returned to Harmony and was employed at Harmony State Bank, which was founded by his father in 1893. Mr. Sanderson was president of the bank from 1934 until his retirement in 1955. He moved to Winona after retirement and spent summers at Long Lake, Wis. He was active in the Harmony community and in Greenfield Lutheran Church where he served as secretary-treasurer for many years, was a member of the Harmony Concert Band, and served on the Harmony School Board and Village Council and was a charter member of Gustav Berg American Legion Post of Harmony.
Survivors include nieces and nephews. Three sisters preceded him in death.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony and an hour before the service at the church.
Former Mazeppa business owner dies
RED WING -- Clayton M. Kohlbeck, 62, of Red Wing who formerly owned a business in Mazeppa, died of cardiac arrest Friday (July 28, 1995) at Chippewa Valley Area Hospital in Durand, WIs.
He was born Nov. 13, 1932, in Marshfield, Wis., and attended Marshfield High School. He married Patricia C. Maslowski May 12, 1962; they were later divorced. Mr. Kohlbeck moved to Red Wing in 1964, working in the agri-retail business. He later bought Grange Hall Crop Service in Maiden Rock, Wis., and operated it for 10 years before selling it to buy Mazeppa Farm Service in Mazeppa. He sold that business to Farmers Elevator Co. in Lake City.
Mr. Kohlbeck was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Red Wing, the Knights of Columbus, the Red Wing Elks and the Red Wing Country Club.
He is survived by a daughter, Pamela Kohlbeck of Chicago; two sons, Jason of Farmington, Minn., and Christopher of Minneapolis; his mother, Birdethe A. Kohlbeck of Marshfield; a sister, Kathy (Mrs. Jack) Walden of Marshfield; and a brother, John of Marshfield. He was preceded in death by his father.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church in Marshfield with the Rev. Charles D. Stroetzel of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wausau, Wis., officiating. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Marshfield.
Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home in Red Wing from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight and at the Rembs/Kundinger Chapel in Marshfield from noon until the time of service.
Mary P. Pisney of Le Roy dies at 67
LE ROY -- Mary Patricia Pisney, 67, a homemaker, died Friday (July 28, 1995) at Riceville Community Rest Home, where she had been a resident for 1 years.
Mary Peters was born April 13, 1928, in Howard County, Iowa. She married Dick Pisney on April 29, 1967, in Le Roy.
Survivors include her husband, and a brother, Ronald Peters of Le Roy.
Two brothers preceded her in death.
The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Le Roy, with the Rev. Matthew Vanissery officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Visitation was Sunday at Hutchins Funeral Home and today at the church before the funeral.
Rites for Gregory Fossum Wednesday
HARMONY -- The funeral for Gregory Fossum will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery.
Mr. Fossum, 22, of Winona, formerly of Harmony, died Saturday (July 29, 1995) in a car accident north of Lanesboro.
Born May 3, 1973, in Spring Valley, he graduated from Harmony High School and attended college for two years. At the time of his death, he was a foreman for Stetters Tree Service.
Survivors include his parents, Glenn and Bonnie Fossum of Harmony; and a sister, Glenda Fossum of Winona. His grandparents preceded him in death.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony and an hour before the service Wednesday at the church.
Aldon Brekke, retired business owner, dies
Aldon ``Al'' W. Brekke, 77, of 825 Essex Parkway N.W., a retired owner-manager of Brekke Fireplace Shoppe, died of cancer today at his home.
He was orn Sept. 3, 1917, in Kenyon. He graduated from Kenyon High Shcool and worked at the Kenyon Municipal Power Plat. He married Arlette Erickson on Sept. 12, 1940, in Skyberg, Minn. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the 11th Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge. After his discharge he returned to Kenyon and served was commander of the VFW. He worked for Skelgas in Pipestone, Minn., and then at Minnesota Automotive in Mankato, Minn. He was a regional manager for the firm and lived in Bloomington, Minn. He moved to Rochester in 1957 and founded Brekke Fireplace which he managed with his wife until 1980 when they retired and moved to Cape Coral, Fla., living there for 13 years before returning to Rochester. Mrs. Brekke continues to co-own the business.
He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and past president of the church council. He was a member of the Rochester Scottish Rite bodies and Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge for 22 years. He was also a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge 21, Osman Shrine Temple, past president of the Rochester Area Shrine Club and its Merry Medics, and the Rochester VFW.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann (Mrs. Larry) Richardson of Rochester and Vicky Ellen (Mrs. Bradd) Nelson of Rochester; four grandchildren; and a sister, Lois Bowers of Stillwater, Minn. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church the Rec. Chris Brekke officiating. The body will be cremated with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Vine Funeral Home where there will be a service at 6:30 p.m. by Rochester Masonic Lodge 21, and an hour before the service Wednesday at the church.
The family prefers memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or the Shriners Children's Hospital.
Annamarie Gustine of Rochester dies
Annamarie Gustine, 74, of 12 9th St. N.E., a dietician at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester and then employed for 25 years at Woolworth's store downtown, died Saturday (July 29, 1995) at St. Marys Hospital.
Annamarie Verness was born Jan. 7, 1921, in West Concord. On July 23, 1938, she married John Gustine in Rochester. She was reared in West Concord and was a Rochester resident since her marriage. Mr. Gustine was a custodian engineer at Rochester Public Schools.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Barbara Ann (Mrs. Ronald) Rodden of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two sons, David Wayne and Larry Joe, both of Rochester; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Verness of Reno, Nev.; and a sister, Audrey Bartell of Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by two grandsons and a brother.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ranfranz Funeral Home Chapel in Rochester, the Rev. Phillip Sarles officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ranfranz Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.
Ambrose D. Dulas of New Richland dies
NEW RICHLAND -- Abrose David Dulas, 67, of New Richland, a barber and insurance salesman, died Saturday (July 29, 1995) at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.
He was born June 4, 1928, in Faribault County. He was a 1954 graduate of Wells High School and lived in the Wells and New Richland areas throughout his life.
He married Veronica ``Helen'' Linnihan on June 24, 1957. He worked at the Barbershop in Waseca and then at Skyline Barbers in Albert Lea for many years. He lcFYn=1insurance and retired in 1990.
Mr. Dulas was a member of the All Saints Catholic Church in New Richland and of the Knights of Columbus in Waseca.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Katheen Marion (Mrs. Curt) Studnicka of Byron; two grandchildren; and a brother, Sylvester E. Dulas of Medford, Minn.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jack L. Krough officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in New Richland.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at Friedrich Funeral Home in New Richland, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. by the Waseca Knights of Columbus.
Minerva Thompson of Rushford dies
RUSHFORD -- Minerva E. Thompson, 83, of Rushford, a former Peterson school employee, died Sunday (July 30, 1995) at Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., of complications following a heart attack.
Minerva E. Flattum was born June 21, 1912, in Thief River Falls, Minn. After her parents died when she was a child, she was a adopted by Edwin and Emma Gudmunsonof Whalan, grew up in the Highland area and attended schools there. On Jan. 26, 1934, she married Clifford Thompson in Peterson. Mrs. Thompson worked with lunch program at the Peterson school. A member of Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson, she was a member of its ladies aid and circle, and served as church janitor.
Survivors include four sons, Erlin of Winona, and Ordell, Lyle and Stanley, all of Peterson; three daughters, Maxine (Mrs. Robert) Boehmke and Gertrude (Mrs. Ardel) Feine, both of Rushford, and Charlene Knutson of Lanesboro; 18 grandchildren; and a brother, Victor Flattum of Lanesboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, a brother and a sister.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson with the Rev. Elmer Odland officiating. Burial will be in East Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Peterson.
Friends may call an hour before the service Tuesday at the church.
Hoff Fuenral Home-Cook Chapel in Rushford is in charge of arrangements.
Leonard Weydert, 89, of Adams dies
ADAMS -- Leonard Weydert, 89, of Adams, a retired area farmer, died Saturday (July 29, 1995) in his home.
He was born Dec. 25, 1905, in Bode, Iowa, and married Gertrude Klepper on Oct. 30, 1934, at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in West Bend, Iowa. They farmed near Adams until 1973 when they moved into town. Mr. Weydert was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the men's choir at Sacred Heart Church.
Survivors include hs wife; a son, Leonard Jr. of Milwaukee; six daughters, Theresa Crosby of Maple Grove, Minn., Gertrude D. (Mrs. Donald E.) Von Feldt of Webster City, Iowa, Carol (Mrs. Merrill) Evans of Le Sueur, Minn., Jeanette (Mrs. Wayne) Siffing of La Crescent; Nancy (Mrs. Sheldon) Stein of Sunny Vale, Calif., and Sandra (Mrs. RIchard) Brintnall of St. Paul; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers and a sister.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams with the Rev. Gregory Leif officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Adams Funeral Home. the rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. and there will be a prayer service 8 p.m., followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Walter H. Bush, Eyota businessman,
EYOTA -- Walter H. Bush, 79, an Eyota businessman, died Saturday (July 29, 1995) of natural causes at his home in Eyota.
He was born July 27, 1916, in Eyota and graduated from Eyota Public schools. He attended Winona State Collokege for a year and the Minneapolis School of Business for two years. He then worked for his father at Bush Implement in Eyota before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, including two years in a hospital unit in France. He married Mildren Christensen while on leave on Jan. 7, 1943, in Eyota. After his discharge, he again worked at Bush Implement and then as a fertilizer salesman for 17 yearse then sold investments and insurance for a number of years. He was past president and a 10-year member of the Rochester West Kiwanis. He was active in staff and volunteer work for the Homestead United Methodist Church. He also provided voluntary financial services to area senior citizens which led to his being named Senior Citizen of the Year in Eyota. He was a recipient of President Bush's 1000 points of Light.
Survivors include his wife; a son, James of Wilsonville, Ore.; a daughter, Marilyn K. Bush of Bloomington; a sister, Ruth (Mrs. George) Moyer of Rochester; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hoomestead United Methodist Church in Rochester with the Revs. Bruce Buller and Merle Dunn co-officiating. Burial will be in Oakgrove Cemetery in Eyota.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Vine Funeral Home and an hour before the service at the church.
The family prefers memorials to the donor's choice.
Marce L. Walters, 80, of Lake city, dies
LAKE CITY -- Marce L. Walters, 80, of Lake city, longtime co-owner of Lake City Cement and Block, died Saturday (July 29, 1995) at Lake City Hospital.
Born Oct. 29, 1914, in Lake City, he grew up here, attended Florence country school and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1931. He was a truck driver in the area as a young man. On Dec. 8, 1934, he married Florence Moechnig in Winona. She died in 1981. He married Dorothy Moechnig in February 1982 at the United Methodist Church in Lake City and she survives. Mr. Walters was a member of the United Methodist Church. He was a member of Carnelian Lodge 40 of the Masons and the Scottish Rite, York Rite and Osmond Temple Shrine, was past worthy patron of Eastern Star Lodge 75 and a member of the Lake City Kiwanis Club.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Marcen (Mrs. allen) Anderson of Red Wing and Donnis Ross of Texas; two stepsons, Charles Raske of Cosmos, Minn., and James Raske of Mankato; a stepdaughter, Sandy (Mrs. Doug) Clemens of Moorhead, Minn.; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchilren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ila (Mrs. John) Heldt and Majelle (Mrs. Jesse) Geisler, both of Lake City; and a brother, Ed of Red Wing. Two brothers and trhee sisters preceded him in death.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Lake City, with the Rev. Dan Almquist officiating. Bruail will be in Lakewood Cemetery in Lake City.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Anderson-Peterson-Mahn Funeral Home in Lake City and an hour before the service Tuesday at the church. There will be a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Viola Laqua funeral to be Tuesday
The funeral for Viola Laqua will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace United Church of Christ in Theilman, with the Rev. Everett Schoessler officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery in Theilman.
Mrs. Laqua, 79, of Lake City, formerly of rural Theilman, died Friday (July 28, 1995) at Lake City Nursing Home.
Viola Schultz was born May 8, 1916, in Theilman and attended Theilman-area schools. On May 26, 1936, she married Leo Laqua in Rochester and they farmed in the Millville-Theilman area until their retirement in 1972. Her husband died in November 1975. Mrs. Laque was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Millville.
Survivors include two sons, William and Lester, both of Lake City; a daughter, Carol (Mrs. John) Clemens of Mazeppa; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Louis Schlutz of Theilman; and a sister, Elda Wolfe of Wabasha. She was preceded in death by a son, an infant daughter, and granddaughter, three sisters and a brother.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Anderson-Peterson-Mahn Funeral Home in Lake City and an hour before the service Tuesday at the church.
Michael J. Issendorf funeral is Thursday
LAKE CITY -- The funeral for Michael J. Issendorf will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Lake City, with the Rev. Dan Almquist officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery in Lake City.
Mr. Issendorf, 23, of Lake City, an employee of Bud-Meyer Trucking, died early Sunday morning (July 30, 1995) of injuries suffered in a car accident in Grant County, Kan.
Born Feb. 15, 1972, in Lake City, he graduated from Lake City High School in 1990 and did custom combining and grain hauling for Wheaties Inc. of Copeland, Kan., across the country for three years. He then returned to Lake City and was employed at Lakeside Packing and Zabel Trucking in Plainview. At the time of his death he worked for Bud-Meyer Trucking in Lake City as a shop worker and truck driver. He was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his parents, Dennis and Gloria Issendorf of Lake City; a brother, Brad of Lake City; paternal grandparents, Dallas and Hazel Issendorf of Red Wing; and maternal grandfather, Alvin Duden of Lake City. He was preceded in death by an infant sister and maternal grandmother.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson-Peterson-Mahn Funeral Home in Lake City and an hour before the service Thursday at the church.
Father of Mary Lou Klann dies at 80
Fred L. Davis, 80, of Fridley, Minn., father of Mary Lou (Mrs. George) Klann of Rochester, died Friday (July 28, 1995) at Fairview Riverside Hospital in Minneapolis.
He is also survived by his wife, Lucille, another daughter, a son and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Brighton, Minn. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Peterson-Stohlberg Funeral Home in Minneapolis.
3-day-old daughter of Byron couple dies
BYRON -- Amanda Rose Westphal, the 3-day-old daughter of Christopher Westphal and Jessica Dass of Byron, died early this morning (July 31, 1995) at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. She was born July 28 in Rochester.
Survivors also include paternal grandparents, Gene and Jan Westphal of Kasson; maternal grandparents, Mike and Kathy Dass of Eagan, Minn.; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Caroline Westphal of Austin; and maternal great-grandfather, Jarold Dass of Edwardsburg, Mich.
A private graveside service will be conducted.
Dibble Funeral Home in Kasson is in charge of arrangements.
Earl L. Leach, 76, of Rochester dies
Earl L. Leach, 76, of 1000 15th St. N.E., died of cancer Sunday (July 30, 1995) at Rochester Methodist Hospital.
Arrangements are pending with Ranfranz Funeral Home.
Melvina Baker, once of Fountain, dies
FOUNTAIN -- Melvina Beker, 101, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of rural Fountain, died Saturday (July 29, 1995) at her home.
Arrangements are pending with Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield.
Rites set for Leila Redalen of Wabasha (W@BASHA -- The funeral for Leila H. (Mrs. Gordon) Redalen will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Root Prairie Lutheran Church in Fountain, with the Rev. John Henricksen officiating. Burial will be in Root Prairie Cemetery.
Mrs. Redalen, 71, of Wabasha died Sunday (July 30, 1995) in a car accident in Winona.
Friends may call at Faith Lutheran Church in Wabasha from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. and also one before the service Wednesday at Root Prairie Lutheran Church in Fountain.
Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha is in charge of arrangements.