Christine H. Romberg, 74 of Gillette, Wyo., formerly of New Ulm and Kensington, Penn., died July 6, 1999.
No memorial service will be held per her request. Her remains will be memorialized at the Black Hills National Cemetery west of Rapid City, South Dakota. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brown County DAV Van, New Ulm.
She is survived by her children Marvin Romberg Jr. of Gillette Wyo.; Thomas Romberg of Boise, Idaho; David Romberg of Indianapolis, Ind., and Carol Kramer of Gillette; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A graduate of New Kensington High School, she attended the University of Pittsburgh and enlisted in the U.S. Army/ Air Force in 1945 in Spokane, Washington. She married Marvin H. Romberg and moved to New Ulm in 1948. She clerked for J.C. Penney and Herberger's. She worked for the Brown County Veterans Service Office for 18 1/2 years. She retired in 1987 as the Service Officer for Brown County. She was a member of the Turner Ladies, Lind House Association, Wanda Gag House Association, American Legion Post 132, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Edmund H. Sellner, 90 of Sleepy Eye died July 6, 1999 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8:30 p.m. today and 7:30-10 a.m. Friday at Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. There will be a Catholic Aid rosary at 4 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille; children, Janet and husband Jim Braun of Annandale, Myra and husband Scott Simon of Sleepy Eye, Rosie and husband Mike Zeig of Sleepy Eye; eight grandchildren and spouses; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Leonard of Sleepy Eye, and Clement and his wife Dorothy of Sleepy Eye; sisters, Clara Schroepfer of Sleepy Eye, Amelia Heitzer of Sleepy Eye, Angeline and husband Lester Weber of Gibbon, Kate and husband Harold Johnson of New Ulm, Martha Weber of Gibbon, Bertha and husband Lyle Muehlbauer of New Ulm, and Anna Hacker of Lafayette.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, William, Albert, Christ and Florian; and sisters Mary Moldan and Mathilda Blumhoefer.
He was born Oct. 24, 1908, in Albin Township to Christopher and Marianna (Schloegl) Sellner. He attended country school in Albin Township. He married Lucille Schroepfer on June 29, 1937, in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. The couple farmed in Stark Township. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, St. John's Society, and Catholic Aid Association.
LeRoy Spiess, 70 of Madelia died Tuesday, July 7, 1999 at his home.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madelia with burial at 1:30 p.m. in Calvary Cemetery in St. Peter.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today with a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7:30 p.m. prayer service at Pilgrim Funeral Home in Madelia; and continues 9-10:15 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He is survived by wife, Madelyn; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Kathy of Waconia, Brian and Teresa of Rapid City, S.D.; daughters and sons-in-law, Lynette and Dean Steele of Fargo, N.D., Glenda and Jess Dalton of Monticello; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Jerome Spiess of St. Peter, Richard Spiess of North Mankato.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Grace and Elaine; brother Stephen; and a granddaughter.
He was born Oct. 10, 1928 to Stephen and Minnie (Schabert) Spiess in St. Peter where he grew up and attended John Ireland Catholic School and graduated from St. Peter High School. He worked in the dry cleaning business before serving with the Army National Guard during the Korean Conflict, 1951-1953. He married Madelyn Martell on Dec. 29, 1956 in St. Peter. They made their home in Madelia where he owned and operated Lee's Cleaners. He retired in 1994. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Catholic Aid, and Knights of Columbus. He was a member, and past president of the Madelia Chamber of Commerce. He was also a 17-year member of the Madelia High School "chain gang" during football games.
Irene Ondrachek, 85 of Glencoe died Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at Glencoe Area Health Center.
Services are 11 a.m. today at First Congregational Church in Glencoe, with burial in New Ulm City Cemetery.
She is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Armin and Vivian Altmann of Lafayette; nieces, Marie Altmann of Minnetonka and Agnes Shepers of Golden Valley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence; and brother, Hugo Altmann.
She was born Oct. 3, 1913, to Anton and Hedwig (Bauermiester) Altmann in Lafayette Township. She attended District 51 until the seventh grade. She graduated from New Ulm Public School in 1931. She attended Normal Training and received a teaching degree in 1932. She taught school in Courtland, Sleepy Eye, Springfield, Comfrey, and New Ulm. On May 1, 1946 she married Clarence Ondrachek at First Congregational Church in Glencoe. She was a member at First Congregational Church where she was a deaconess, treasurer of Joy Circle and served on the wedding committee.
Kenneth H. Peterson, 80, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999 in Hurley, Wisc.
A memorial service was held Monday in Ironwood, with full military honors.
He is survived by his wife Mary; daughters, Sharon and husband Richard Seeboth of New Ulm, and Wendy and Timothy Babler of Wauwatosa, Wisc.; grandchildren, Deborah and husband Jeff of Nevala of Minneapolis, Steven and wife Ann Seeboth of New Ulm and Chani Ninnemann of Wauwatosa; great-grandchildren, Bethany, Spencer and Seth Nevala; and numerous nephews, nieces and in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ned.
He was born Oct. 22, 1918 in Upson, Wisc., to Paul and Sophie (Hovde) Peterson. He attended Hurley Schools and graduated from Iron Belt High School in 1936. He was employed for a time as a welder in Detroit. He served in the Marines, Army Reserve and National Guard for 34 years. He served in World War II as a flight instructor in Texas and North Carolina, During the Korean Conflict he served with a helicopter squadron. He returned to the Midwest and worked in a machine tool factory. He then took a job in Honduras with United Fruit Company, spraying bananas from a helicopter. In 1954, he joined the Wisconsin National Guard. He was recalled to active duty in 1961 and sent to Fort Lewis, Wash. during the Berlin Crisis. In August 1962, he received his third discharge from the armed services. He worked for the Wisconsin National Guard at the state office headquarters in West Bend. He became the assistant state aviation officer and support facility commander. At the time of his retirement he was the first master aviator in the history of the Wisconsin National Guard. He has logged a record 10,944 hours in the air.
He married Mary Kovacevich on April 18, 1944 in Corpus Christie, Texas. He was a member of the Ironwood American Legion, Hurley Veterans of Foreign Wars and former member of the Mellen Masonic Lodge.
Thomas Lippert, 49, of Salt Lake City, Utah and formerly of New Ulm, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in Salt Lake City. He is the son of Ray and Myra Lippert of New Ulm.
Private family services will be held. There will be no visitation.
Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is in charge of arrangements.
Carl Engesser, 47, of Redwood Falls and formerly of Springfield, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Springfield, with burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Springfield.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 7:30-10 a.m. Monday at Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield. There will be a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and a men's rosary at 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
He is survived by friend Karen Pamp of Redwood Falls; parents Milo (Mike) and Carol of Springfield; sisters, Deb and husband Joel Janni of Springfield and Connie and husband Mike Ryan of New Ulm; maternal grandmother, Julia Fallstone of Springfield; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Carl Fallstone; and paternal grandparents, Thomas and Olive Engesser.
He was born May 23, 1952, in Pipestone to Milo and Carol (Fallstone) Engesser. The family moved to Tracy, then to Springfield. He graduated from the eighth grade at St. Raphael's Catholic School, where he was a mass server. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1970 and worked at Ochs Brick Company. He moved to Redwood Falls in 1981 to work for Cold Springs Granite Company. He was a former member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield. He was a member of the First Minnesota Volunteers and the Black Powder Gun Club.
Palmer Bush, 85, of Windom, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at Sogge Good Samaritan Center, Windom.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Jeffers United Methodist Church, with burial in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Windom.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at Anderson-Schmidt Funeral Chapel, Jeffers, and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Marrel and Bobby Bush of rural Lamberton and Luinea and Jim Caldwell of Brandon, S.D.; seven grandchildren; and son-in-law Al Quade of Wells.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; daughter Laree; brother Glen; and sister Edith.
He was born Oct. 19, 1913 in Excelsior Township near Lake Park, Iowa, to Elmo and Susie (Palmer) Bush. He received his education in Iowa. For a few years he sold vacuum cleaners and then began to farm. He married Leone Mildred Ihnen on March 22, 1941 in Sioux City, Iowa. They farmed in Iowa before coming to Minnesota in 1946. They settled in Germantown Township north of Jeffers. In 1975 he retired from farming. His wife died March 3, 1993. In October 1998 he moved to Sogge Good Samaritan Center, Windom. He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church until it merged with the United Methodist Church in Jeffers. He was a member of the Farm Bureau. He was also instrumental in the development of the Schoper-Bush Reservoir north of Jeffers.
Bernice O. Nordby, 92, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at Fairfax Community Nursing Home.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Fairfax, with burial in Hauges Cemetery, Camp Township, Renville County.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday and 7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday at Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel, Fairfax, and will continue Saturday one hour prior to services at the church.
She is survived by daughter, Janet Egeland and husband David of Worthington; son, Kenneth and wife Verjean of Mankato; grandchildren, Kevin Egeland of Los Angeles, Calif., Julie Toomey and husband David of St. Louis, Mo., Jessica Nordby of Mankato, Justin Nordby and wife Maria, Matthew Nordby and Daniel Nordby and fiancee Cheynne, all of Mankato; great-grandchildren, Cathryn and Nicolas Toomey of St. Louis; and sister Orna Odegard of Fairfax.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Morris; and sister Agnes.
She was born Sept. 13, 1906 in Camp Township, Renville County, to Bernhard and Thea (Hanson) Lee. She grew up in Camp Township, where she attended country school. She worked at the Franklin Drug Store and taught piano lessons. She married Morris Nordby on Aug. 31, 1932, in Renville. They farmed for 14 years in Bandon Township, Renville County. In 1946, they moved to Fairfax. Morris died Sept. 3, 1989. She moved to Fairfax Community Home on March 26, 1997. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Fairfax, where she was active with the W.E.L.C.A.
Rolland Macht, 69, of rural Redwood Falls, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Redwood Falls, with burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Seaforth.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday and will continue Monday one hour prior to services at the church. There will be a parish prayer service 7 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Sunset Funeral Home, Echo, is handling the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife Liela; daughter Carol Baune and husband Robert of Morton; grandchildren, Tony of Garfield and Tim and Tammy of Morton; and sister Shirley Mathiowetz and husband Joe of Sleepy Eye.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Delores Hoffmann; and daughters, Donna Mae in 1957 and Audrey Ann in 1962.
He was born April, 28, 1930 near Lucan to Frank and Theresa (Burtzel) Macht. He grew up on a farms near Lucan and Seaforth. He attended country school. On Aug. 4, 1952, he married Liela Fonken in Seaforth. They farmed in rural Seaforth until 1978 when they moved into Seaforth where they operated the Seaforth Grocery Store until 1988 when they moved to a farm northwest of Redwood Falls. He was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Redwood Falls, and he had belonged to the Seaforth Booster Club.
Edmund H. Sellner, 90 of Sleepy Eye died July 6, 1999 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Oct. 24, 1908 in Albin Township to Christopher and Marianna (Schloegl) Sellner.