Allan Hansen, 40, of Benton, Ark., formerly of New Ulm, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001 at the Benton Nursing Home in Benton.
Services were Saturday, May 12 at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield with burial in Ripley Cemetery, Litchfield.
He was born March 22, 1960 in New Ulm to James E. and Helen Hansen. When he was about 15, he and his family moved to Prescott, Ariz. where he graduated from high school in 1978.
He is survived by his mother Helm Hansen of Pea Ridge, Ark.; two sisters, Carol (Mike) Mather of Nevada, Iowa; Mary (Randy) Ray of Phoenix, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his father J. Eugene; and sister Donna LaVan.
He moved to Arkansas and worked for the Daisy BB Gun factory in Rogers, Ark. Although he suffered from Huntington Disease, he was able to work for about 10 years until the disease made it so he could no longer work.
Florence Marozik, 75, of Winthrop, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Hutchinson Community Hospital.
Burial will be in Dundee, Ill.
Caroline L. Zumhofe, 83, of Gaylord, died Thursday, May 10, 2001 at the Arlington Municipal Hospital.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at American Lutheran Church in Gaylord with burial in Gaylord Municipal Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today and 7:30-8:30 a.m. Monday at the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord, and at the church, one hour prior to the service.
She is survived by her brothers and sister-in-law; Calvin and Barnette Zumhofe of Gaylord and Kenneth Zumhofe of Gaylord; a half-sister Dorothy Thompson of Bloomington and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceeded in death by her parents; half-brothers Roy Carlin and Eddie Carlin; two half-sisters, Helen Hanson and Vivian Renneke; and a sister-in-law Janet Zumhofe.
She was born Feb. 27, 1918 in Gaylord to Diedrich and Emma (Haase) Zumhofe. She graduated from Gaylord High School in 1938. She was a member of American Lutheran Church and ELCW in Gaylord. She has been a resident of the Gaylord Lakeview Home since 1993.
Judith 'Judy' Henrichs, 59, of Sanborn died Saturday, May 12, 2001, of cancer at Springfield Medical Center.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Old Westbrook Lutheran Church in rural Westbrook, with burial in Brookville Dannebod Cemetery in rural Sleepy Eye.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m.m Wednesday and 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday at Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield; and will continue one hour before the service at the church.
She survived by daughters Tina and Mike Brown of Westbrook, and Betty Jo Henrichs and special friend Kelly Meintel of Sanborn; stepson Russell and Deb Henricks of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; sister and brothers-in-law, Sandy and Pete Maleck of Redwood Falls; and brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Judy Jensen of Redwood Falls, James and Judy Jensen of Sleepy Eye, and Everett (Butch) Jensen of Redwood Falls.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1995; a sister; sister-in-law; and mother-in-law.
She was born on Feb. 21, 1942, to Orvin and Lillian (Nelson) Jensen in Sleepy Eye. She attended schools in North Redwood and graduated from Redwood Falls High School. She married Jerome C. Henrichs on Sept. 30, 1961, in Cherokee, Iowa. The couple lived in Cherokee before moving to Redwood Falls. They worked on various turkey farms, later moving to Springfield and then Sanborn in 1966 where they made their home. She had worked at DelMonte, Butterfield Foods, Control Data, Pietrus and, for the last 13 years, Toro in Windom. She was a member of Old Westbrook Lutheran Church.
Duane E. Johnson, 55, of Lamberton died on Saturday, May 12, 2001, as a result of an auto accident near Jeffers.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Old Westbrook Lutheran Church, with burial in Old Westbrook Lutheran Cemetery, rural Westbrook.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today and 9-12 noon Tuesday at Storden Community Center in Storden. Visitation continues 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Old Westbrook Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Schmidt Funeral Home in Windom.
Arlene Joyce Johnson, 66, of Granbury, Texas, and formerly of Lake Lillian and Sleepy Eye, died on Monday, May 7, 2001, at Osteopathic Medical Center in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Lake Lillian, with burial in the Lake Lillian Community Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at the K-M Funeral Home in Lake Lillian and will continue one hour prior to the church service.
She is survived by sons, Perry D. Johnson and special friend Karen Brand of New Ulm, Paul D. Johnson of Denver, Todd W. Johnson of New Ulm; daughter and son-in-law, Amy Jo and Aram Freidman of Princeton Junction, N.J.; sister and brothers-in-law, Betty and Glen Boettcher of Owatonna; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and brother, Robert "Bob" Lundquist.
She was born on Sept. 21, 1934, to Melvin and Clara (Kiecker) Lundquist in Lake Lillian. She grew up in Lake Lillian where she attended District 110 public schools. She graduated from Bird Island High School. She worked at the Red Owl Corporation in Hopkins until she married Jerry Johnson on July 16, 1954. The couple lived in Waseca until moving to Sleepy Eye in 1957. She worked with the A.S.C.S office in Sleepy Eye and retired in 1986 from Advertising Unlimited, formerly known as HAAS Inc. After the death of her husband in 1987, she moved to Granbury, Texas. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Acton, Texas and the Sleepy Eye American Legion Auxiliary.
Amelia 'Milly' Meta Billmeier, 93, of Sleepy Eye, died May 13, 2001, at home.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. There will be a Christian Mothers rosary at 4 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home
She is survived by children, Lorraine and husband Alfred Braulick of Sleepy Eye, Lois and husband Gildard Hillesheim of St. Peter, Donald and wife Rita of Sleepy Eye, Dorothy and husband Dale Krzmarzick of Sleepy Eye, 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Alvin Kopischke of Redwood Falls, Minnie Billmeier of Richfield, Gladys Stenroden of Minneapolis, Eleanor Tigges of Minneapolis, Helen and husband Verlin Benson of Cosmos, John and wife Irene Kopischke of Wadena and Lester and wife Eileen Kopischke of Say City, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John on October 31, 1987; grandchildren, Becky Schumacher and David Braulick; son-in-law, Peter Schumacher; brothers and sisters, Augusta, Carl, Herman, William, Edward, Theodore, Delores and Arthur in infancy.
She was born Feb. 10, 1908, to Carl and Anne (Richter) Kopischke in Morgan. She attended country school. She married John Billmeier on Feb. 27, 1933, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Clements. They farmed in rural Clements, moved to rural Belview, then to rural Morgan where they farmed until moving to Sleepy Eye in February of 1958. She worked at Del Monte, Divine Providence and the Orchid Inn.
Bernice Johnson, 84, of Redwood Falls, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Redwood Falls Community Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls with private burial in the Redwood Falls Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation is 4 - 8 pm. today at the Nelson-Martin Funeral Home in Redwood Falls and will continue one hour before the service Wednesday at the church.
She is survived by her children; Pamela K. Johnson of Orange, Calif., David K. Johnson of Playa Del Rey, Calif. and Gregory K. Johnson of Burnsville; brother, Charles W. Kelley of Des Moines, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David Kenneth Johnson in 1995; brother, Mele; and sisters, Allegra, Lucille and Marian.
She was born on Sept. 10, 1916, at Alexander, N.D., to William and Nellie (Chambers) Kelley. She grew up in Alexander and Fargo. She graduated from Alexander High School an Interstate Business College in Fargo. On June 3, 1942, she married David Johnson in Glendive, Mont. They lived in Bismark and Fargo, N.D.; Des Moines, Oskaloosa, and Davenport, Iowa; and then Alexandria, Minn., before moving to Redwood Falls in 1964. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls and served as head of the Summer Bible School in Alexandria in 1963 and in Redwood Falls in 1965. She served as the assistant children's librarian at the Redwood Falls Public Library for more than 15 years. She was also active in the Mary Church Circle, bridge clubs, Redwood Falls Golf Club social membership, Degree of Honor Society and the Alexandria League of Woman Voters.
William E. Simon, 80, of Sleepy Eye died May 13, 2001, at home.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday, May at New Hope Community Church in Sleepy Eye with burial in Fort Ridgely Cemetery, Fairfax with military rites by the Sleepy Eye Honor Guard
Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday at Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Sleepy Eye; children and their spouses, Eugenie Rae Simon of Sleepy Eye, Scott and Myra Simon of Sleepy Eye, Tamara and Frank Merriweather of Spring Valley, NY, Derk and Genifer Simon of Sleepy Eye, Mitchell and Betty Simon of Quincy, Wash., Kallen Simon of Champlin, Martin and Ho Soon Simon of Okinawa, Japan, Keiron Simon of Rapid City, S.D., Kylie and Chad Carlson of Nevis; 19 grandchildren; brother, W. Robert and wife Dorothy Simon of Springfield; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Nellie Simon.
He was born Dec. 25, 1920, to Elmer and Nellie (Goodman) Simon in Springfield. He lived in North Star Township until he entered the Navy at age 22. He was discharged in December of 1945, having served on the destroyer Stockton in the Pacific. He witnessed the signing of the American-Japanese Peace treaty on the battleship Missouri. After his discharge he farmed with his father. He married Marjorie Ann Davis on Dec. 19, 1948, in Springfield. They moved to a farm north of Sleepy Eye. He belonged to several different organizations including the Saddle Club.
Alvin 'Al' Behsmann, 73, of 1100 1st Avenue South in Sleepy Eye, and formerly of New Ulm, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.
Visitation is one hour before the service Saturday at the funeral home.
He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Alan Roeser of New Ulm, Betty and Norm Johnson of Waseca; sons and daughter-in-law, Roger and Sandra Behsmann of Novato, Calif., and Morgen Behsmann of Waseca; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Luella and Alvin Wobschall of Ellendale; brothers and sisters-in-law Lawrence and Marge Behsmann of Springfield, Vt., Harold and Phyllis Behsmann of Kasson, Paul Behsmann of Waseca; and by sisters-in-law, Florence Behsmann of Owatonna and Agnes Behsmann of Rochester.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Geraldine Behsmann; a sister and brother-in-law Ethel and Herman Larson; brothers, Herman Behsmann and Lavern Behsmann; and a sister-in-law Eileen Behsmann.
He was born on July 28, 1927, in Waseca to William "Bill" and Martha (Radtke) Behsmann. He served two hitches in the United States Army serving time in the Pacific. On March 22, 1948, he married Alice Jason at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Meriden, Minn. He farmed until the early 1960s in the Waseca area before moving into Waseca. He held various jobs in Waseca before moving to Colorado Springs, Colo. He married Geraldine Gallagher in 1974 in Colorado. He moved to Oklahoma and lived there 14 years before moving to New Ulm five years ago. He moved to Countryside Apartments in Sleepy Eye in January. He had been a resident of the Sleepy Eye Care Center for the past week.
Lyle Bishop, 78, of Hector, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.
Services are 11 a.m. today at the United Methodist Church in Hector, with burial in the Hector City Cemetery.
Visitation is one hour before the service today at the church.
Hughes Funeral Home in Hector handled arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Boots Bishop of the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center; children, Douglas Bishop and wife Denise of Atwater, Deborah Christensen and husband Neil of rural Hector; five grandchildren; sisters, Pearl Lietzau of Cosmos, and Dorothy Taylor of Spicer; and by many nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arthur, Gene, Harry, Lowell, Cecil, and Gerald; and sisters, Alice Mae Clark and Mary Ann Paradee.
He was born Aug. 23, 1922, at Curlew, Palo Alto County, Iowa, to Emmett Leroy and Minerva (Allen) Bishop. He moved with his family in 1923 to Martinsburg Township, Renville County, where he attended rural school. He married Beulah (Boots) lone Smith at the Methodist parsonage in Morgan. They moved to New Mexico where he worked on the Santa Fe railroad until called to military duty in the United States Army. In 1945 they made their home in Hector. He worked for Union Co-op Oil as a bulk truck driver and station manager. In 1971 he joined Hogenson Construction Company to build grain elevators. He later worked for Conger Construction Company building elevators in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Montana, and California. In 1989 he started working at the Cenex Agronomy Center.
Frank J. Beck, 88 of Mapleton, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at his home.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Teresa's Catholic Church of Mapleton, with burial at Calvary Cemetery of Mapleton.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the church with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., and continues an hour before services Thursday at the church. Arrangements are by Olson Tichenor Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Thomas and wife Debi of Broomfield, Colo., Steven and Margaret "Peg" of Champlin; daughters, Ruth Larson of Mapleton, Anna and husband Ken Brackelsberg of Madelia, Mary and husband John Brieter of Mapleton; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, three sisters, two sons, two grandsons, one granddaughter and one daughter-in-law.
He was born April 19, 1913, in Bird Island in Renville County, to Frank and Victoria (Voltin) Beck. He attended St. Andrew's Catholic School in Fairfax and completed three years of high school in St. Paul. On Oct. 23, 1940, he married Dorothy Schweiss at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Fairfax. He was a carpenter until 1964, when he moved to Anoka. He worked as an assistant manager in a lumber yard until he retired in 1976. After moving to New Ulm, he managed an apartment building until 1991 when he moved to Mapleton. He was a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, for which he was a past Grand Knight.
Adrian (Pat) Coulson, 82, of Comfrey, died May 13, 2001, at his home.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Church of Christ in Comfrey with burial in the Congregational Cemetery, Comfrey.
Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Thursday and 7:30-9 a.m. Friday at Sturm Funeral Home in Comfrey and continues one hour before the service Friday at the church,
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice (Bea) Coulson of Comfrey; daughters, Andres and husband Russ Eigen of Annandale, Mary and husband Bill Augustin of Buffalo, four grandchildren, Janelle and husband David Morley, Greg and wife Corey Eigen, Tracy and Megan Augustin; one great-grandchild; brother, Vivian Coulson of Jackson; sisters-in-law, Hazel Coulson of LaVerna, Calif., Patricia Dowd of Vero Beach, Fla.; and brother-in-law, Orville and wife Mary Lou Christenson of Chatfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ethel Schopper and Goldie Ison; and brother, Archie Jass.
He was born Feb. 14, 1919, to Bert and Carrie (McCartney) Coulson in Windom. He graduated from Jeffers High School in 1938. He worked as a farm hand in the Jeffers area. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II from Oct. 7, 1941 to Oct. 5, 1945, and he was stationed in the South Pacific. He returned to Windom to purchase a neighborhood grocery store, which he operated for a year. He then worked for Bob's Clothing Store in Windom. On August 3,1946, he married Beatrice Christensen at the Congregational Church in Comfrey. They moved to Comfrey in 1947. He worked as partsman for Reinhart Farm Service, the Oliver Machinery Dealer in Comfrey. In 1951, he started working with Tri County Co-op in Comfrey as a bulk truck driver, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Comfrey and Albin Johnson American Legion Post 244 in Comfrey.
Leonhard H. Heuer, 84, of Mesa, Ariz.,formerly of Winthrop, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at the Arizona Veterans Home in Phoenix.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Winthrop, with burial in the Winthrop Cemetery. Full military rites will be provided by the Winthrop Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 4:30-8 p.m. today and 7:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the time of services at the church on Thursday. There will be a Masonic service by the Sibley Lodge No. 209 A.F. & A.M. at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral chapel.
He is survived by sons, Earl Heuer and his wife, Berys of Grand Rapids, Mich., Larry Heuer of Anchorage, Alaska; daughter, Carol McGinn and her husband, James of Kansas City, Kan.; seven grandchildren; sisters, LaVerna Schwantz, Eldora Heuer, Florence Zierden and Bernice Betts, all of the St. Paul area and Helen Geeslin and her husband, Daryl of Detroit Lakes; and by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nadean; daughters, Linda and Karen; and brothers, William and Phillip.
He was born Jan. 6, 1917, in Egan Township to William F. and Bertha (Reinke) Heuer. He attended Rosemount Public Schools. He married Nadean Miller in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army, 328th Combat Engineers during World War II in France and Germany. In 1953, he and his wife moved to Winthrop and opened Heuer Plumbing and Heating, which they sold in 1976. He was active in the First Lutheran Church, the Masons, Winthrop American Legion Post 314, Winthrop V.F.W. Post 4078, and numerous civic organizations. They retired to Mesa, Ariz. in 1980.
Ann Mayer Schwarzrock, 89, formerly of Stewart, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at Infinia Healthcare in Willmar.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart, with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at the Hughes Funeral Home in Stewart, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.