MacKenzie Rae Waibel, infant, of Wells, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Fairview University Medical Center, Minneapolis.
Services are 11:30 a.m. today at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Searles.
She was born June 1, 2000 at Fairview University Medical Center, Minneapolis, to Dale and Melanie Waibel.
Clarence Hegler, 87, formerly of Garden Terrace Apartments in New Ulm died Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian burial is 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm with burial in the St. John's Catholic Cemetery, rural Searles.
Visitation is 4 - 8 p.m. today and will continue from 7:30- 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. There will be a combined rosary by Catholic Order of Foresters and St. John's Benevolent Society of Searles at 6:30 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Vernon and Judy Hegler and Daniel and Janice Hegler, all of rural Hanska; grandchildren, Miriam and Luke Hegler; and by sisters-in-law, Salome Woratschka and Daisy Dauer both of New Ulm.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret Hegler on March 4, 1991; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Adeline Hegler; a brother in infancy and a sister, Celestine.
He was born April 1, 1913, in Cottonwood Township, Brown County, to Mike and Anne (Gruber) Hegler. On March 1, 1938, he married Margaret Dauer at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Searles. They farmed in Cottonwood Township, Brown County. In 1978, they retired and moved to New Ulm. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters; and St. John's Benevolent Society of Searles. In 1995 he moved to the Garden Terrace Apartments and lived there until becoming a resident of the Oak Hills Living Center in October of 1998.
Ethelbert Ellanson, 87, of Hanska, died Thursday, June 8, 2000 at Madelia Community Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church, Hanska, with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Firle Funeral Home, Hanska, and will continue one hour prior to services Sunday at the church.
He is survived by his wife Ella; son Walter "Spud" and wife Katherine of Hutchinson; daughters, Ethel and husband Don Miller of Savage, Garnett and husband Warren Anderson of Minneapolis, and Suzanne Holland of Mankato; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brothers, Phillip of Hanska and Duane and wife Leatrice of New Ulm; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law Dennis Holland; two great grandchildren; brother Horace; and sisters, Alice Kjelshus, Myrtle Ouren, and Ruth Alt.
He was born August 28, 1912 in Linden Township, Brown County, to Peter and Pauline (Odegard) Ellanson. He attended District 7 school. He married Ella Lee on February 4, 1935 in Lake Hanska. He drove the Standard Oil Truck, owned and operated the Hanska School buses and was custodian of Hanska School until his retirement. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Hanska, and the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Darlene Rue, 69, of Walnut Grove, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital, Mankato.
Services are 7:30 p.m. Friday at Jacobsen Funeral Home, Walnut Grove, with burial in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Lucan.
She is survived by sisters Donna Munson of Walnut Grove, Deloras Sammons of Walnut Grove, Caroline Danielowski of Revere, and Verna Ness of Redwood Falls; brothers, DeVon Rue of Concord, Calif., Darold Hansen of Walnut Grove, and Melvin Hansen of Smith Center, Kansas; sister-in-law Faye Hansen of Walnut Grove; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Elton and Lawrence.
She was born Feb. 25, 1931 in Lucan, to Halvor and Minnie Haag Rue. She grew up on a farm near Lucan. She has lived in Walnut Grove, Springfield, New Ulm and Madelia. She worked at Brown-Nicollet Institute for several years while living in New Ulm. She moved to Hillcrest Health Care Center, Mankato in July 1997.
Kathleen Hedlund, 43, of rural St. Cloud, died Thursday, June 8, 2000 at St. Cloud Hospital.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, St. Cloud., with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Sunday at Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, and 9-10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Parish prayers will be 7 p.m. Sunday, Eagles prayers at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Christian Mother's rosary at 6 p.m. Sunday, all at the funeral home.
She is survived by her husband Scott; sons, Kyle and Jack, of the family home; brothers, David Zenk, Pat and wife Sue Zenk, John and wife Judy Zenk, Bill and wife Peggy Zenk, Tim and wife Pam Zenk, and Peter Zenk, all of New Ulm; sister Rose and husband Mick Marysla of St. Cloud; and in-laws, Ray and Connie Hedlund of St. Cloud, Shelly and Tony VanSchaick of New York, Sandy and Bruce Scheil of Avon, Roxy and Robbie Schleicher of St. Cloud, and Ryan Hedlund of St. Cloud.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Donald; and sister Barbara.
She was born June 29, 1956 in New Ulm, to LeRoy and Anna (Landsteiner) Zenk. She married Scott Hedlund on Nov. 17, 1984 in New Ulm. They lived in Kimball for five years before moving to St. Cloud. She worked as a seamstress at Jerry's Men's Wear, St. Cloud. She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where she was active with the Christian Mother's Society. She was also a member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Aid Council, New Ulm, and a member of the Eagles Auxiliary.
Judge Kermit J. Lindmeyer, 83, of Shakopee, died Friday, June 9, 2000 at St. Gertrude's Health Center, Shakopee.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Shakopee, with burial in the Catholic Cemetery, Shakopee.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at Cavanaugh-McNearney Funeral Home, Shakopee, with parish prayers 7:30 p.m. Monday.
He is survived by his wife Margaret; son John and wife Jeanine of Shakopee; niece Isla Holtinger of St. Paul; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Isla.
He was born July 20, 1916 in New Ulm, to Herman and Anna (Sturm) Lindmeyer. He married Margaret Lutts on Aug. 21, 1948. They lived in Shakopee. He graduated from Mankato State University and William Mitchell College of Law. He practiced law in Shakopee and New Prague as a partner in the firm of Moonan, Sterner, Heinan and Lindmeyer. In 1948, he opened an office in Shakopee with his sister in the firm of Lindmeyer and Lindmeyer. He was named municipal judge of Shakopee in 1969, succeeding his sister. He remained in the position until 1976, when he became judge of Scott County. In 1977, he became First Judicial Judge of Minnesota, where he remained until retiring in 1983. He was a member of the 8th Judicial District Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Judges Association. He was a charter member of Shakopee Rotary Club, and was a Paul Harris Fellow since 1982. He was a member of St. Mary's Parish, Shakopee.
Christ H. Hofsommer, 93, of Winthrop, died Saturday, June 10, 2000 at Winthrop Good Samaritan Center.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Faith United Church, Winthrop, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Pipestone.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Monday, and 7:30-8 a.m. Tuesday at Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel, Winthrop, and will continue one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
Stanley 'Stan' Bushard, 81, of 1216 S. Washington St., in New Ulm, died Saturday June 10, 2000, a Sleepy Eye Care Center.
Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with burial in the Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 8 p.m. today and will continue 7:30-10 a.m. Wednesday at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. There will be a rosary by the St. Joseph's Catholic Aid Council at 6:30 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife, Marcella Bushard of New Ulm; daughters, Lois Schreyer of New Ulm, Connie Kloeckl of rural Hanska, and Judy Fullerton and her husband, Rick of Chaska; sons, Greg Bushard and his wife, Agnes of New Ulm, Gordy Bushard and his wife, Connie of rural New Ulm, Ron Bushard and his wife, Linda of New Ulm; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene Berg of New Ulm, Gertrude Klaras of Webster, and Jeanette Domeier and her husband, LeRoy of New Ulm; brothers, Walter Bushard and his wife, Violet and Edward Bushard and his wife, Lorraine all of New Ulm; and brother-in-law, LeRoy Kaufman of Glencoe.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Randy Kloeckl; sister and brother-in-law, Forella and Clifford Smasal; sister, Arlene Kaufman; and by brothers-in-law, Alex Berg and Dick Klaras.
He was born Feb. 7, 1919, in West Newton Township, Nicollet County, to Joseph and Angelica (Seifert) Bushard. He attended school in St. George. On June 21, 1944, he married Marcella Hauser at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. They farmed in West Newton Township, Nicollet County, for four years and in Courtland Township, Nicollet County, for 24 years, when they retired and moved to New Ulm. He worked for the Courtland Elevator for a short time beforeworking for Forester Welding in New Ulm, where he worked until 1981. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm and a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic Aid Council. He had been a resident of the Sleepy Eye Care Center since March 2000.
Bertha E. Schulz, 79, of Winthrop, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, Winthrop, with burial in the city cemetery.
Visitation is 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30-8 a.m. Friday at Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel, Winthrop., and will continue one hour prior to services at the church Friday.
Eleanor (Mrs. Elmer 'Butch') Pehling, 76, of rural Nicollet died Sunday, June 11, 2000, of leukemia at Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato.
Funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Courtland, with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Nicollet and one hour before the service Wednesday at the church.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer "Butch" Pehling of rural Nicollet; daughters, Audene Greenwald and her husband, Rene of Waterville, Joyce Schmidt of Fairmont, Wanda Domeier and her husband, John of St. Clair; sons, Willard Pehling and his wife, Darlene of Walker, Allan Pehling and his wife, Nancy of Keewatin; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harley "Pete" Wills and his wife, Arline of Courtland.
He was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Louis and Willard Wills.
She was born Sept. 8, 1923, in Granby Township, Nicollet County, to Louis and Anna (Stolt) Wills. She married Elmer "Butch" Pehling on Oct. 15, 1942, at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet. They farmed in Courtland Township, Nicollet County. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Courtland. She had been in failing health since September 1999.
Keith Miller, 51, died Monday, June 12, 2000, while doing farmwork.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church in Madelia, with burial in Riverside Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church and at the church Saturday, one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are handled by Pilgrim Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Connie; daughters, Marni and Meghann of Madelia; sisters, Lenice Postel of Madelia and Sandra and Maynard Kelsey of Stillwater; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marlene.
He was born Jan. 25, 1949, in Madelia to Walter and Edna (Ahlness) Miller. He grew up in Madelia and graduated from high school in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He married Connie Arduser on June 20, 1975, in Madelia. He farmed and drove a school bus. He belonged to Faith Lutheran Church and served on the cemetery board, Madelia VFW, American Legion, and Allis Chalmers Club. He served on the Watonwan County Historical Society Board.
Elsie M. Michels, 85, of rural Nicollet died Monday June 12, 2000, at St. Peter Community Health Care Center.
A Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nicollet with burial in the St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery in Middle Lake.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Nicollet. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Juli and Fred Friedrichs of Savage, and Cathy and Dana Potter of Nicollet; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Mary Michels of Litchfield; seven grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters; sisters-in-law, Isabelle (Michels) Arney of McAllen, Texas, Ann Rinkel of Luverne, and Phyllis Michels of St. Peter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Herbert Michels in April 1969; brother, Albert "Bud" Rinkel; and a daughter, Judith Ann Michels.
She was born Feb. 13, 1915, in St. Peter to Albert and Julia (Kopp) Rinkel. She graduated from St. Peter High School in 1934. She attended Minneapolis Business College. She worked at the Minnesota Gas Company in St. Peter. On Oct. 29, 1939, she married Herbert Eugene Michels in St. Peter. They farmed in Granby Township, Nicollet County. She worked for the Nicollet County Treasurer's Office from 1970-1980. She moved to Nicollet in 1997. She entered the St. Peter Community Health Care Center in February of 1999. She was a member of the St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nicollet.
Bertha Schultz, 79, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Winthrop, with burial in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Visitation is 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30-8 a.m. Friday at Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop, and at the church Friday, one hour prior to the service.
She is survived by her husband, Jay of Gaylord; son, Duane and Sylvia of San Diego, Calif., two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Anna Besemer of Winthrop; brother-in-law, Harlan Schultz of New Ulm; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter in infancy; son, Gary; sister, Edna Werner; and brothers, Elmer and Clarence Besemer.
She was born Jan. 4, 1921, in Texas to Emil and Lucy (Nichols) Besemer. Following her parents' death, she was raise by her father's brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Minnie (Kuehn) Besemer in Sigel Township. She married Jay Schulz on Oct. 14, 1940 in New Ulm. They lived in Winthrop from 1940-1975. She worked at Reese's Fairway and Lyle's Cafe in Winthrop and at Herberger's in New Ulm. They moved to Courtland in 1975 and back to Winthrop in 1996. She belonged to Zion Lutheran Church in Winthrop.