Arnold Meyer, 87, of Springfield, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Springfield Medical Center.
Services are 1:30 p.m., Monday, at St. John Lutheran Church - Sleepy Eye, with burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Springfield.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 7:30-11 a.m. Monday at Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield, and one hour before the service Monday at the church.
He is survived by his children, Carol Kruschke of Belle Plaine, Steven and wife Mickey Meyer of Springfield, and David and wife Carol Meyer of Granite Falls; eight grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; sister, Arlene Fruehling of Tulsa, Okla.; and a stepbrother, Gilbert Utecht of Sleepy Eye.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Alice; mother, Adelina; father, John; stepmother, Ernestina Meyer; stepsister, Melinda Wersal; brother-in-law, Siegfried Fruehling, and his wife Mildred.
He was born on Oct. 16, 1913, in Brookville Township, Redwood County, on the Meyer home farm to John and Adelina (Schultz). He attended St. John's Lutheran School in Sleepy Eye. He graduated from Sleepy Eye High School in 1931. He worked on his father's farm and started a trucking business. He married Mildred Blocker on Jan, 5, 1940, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Springfield. They farmed in Brookville Township. He did custom corn shelling for more than 60 years. He retired from farming at age 66. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye.
Ted Evers, 76, of Bingham Lake, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the Windom Area Hospital.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Windom, with burial in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday with a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson-Schmidt Funeral Home, Windom; and at the church Monday, starting at 9 a.m.
Margaret C. Schiroo, 79, of Hutchinson, formerly of rural Stewart, died Tuesday. April 3, 2 001, at her home.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Fernando rural Stewart with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the Hughes Funeral Home in Stewart and continues one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.
She is survived by her husband, Herman G. Schiroo of Hutchinson; daughters, Kathleen Bierstedt and her husband Delroy of Gaylord, La Mae Maiers and her husband Tom of Stewart; seven grandchildren; sister, Grace Sabrowsky of Albany; sisters-in-law, Meta Frauendienst of Glencoe, Evelyn Schiroo of Gaylord, Vanna Schiroo of Winthrop, and Martha Asplund of Hopkins; brother-in-law, Walter Rickheim of Winthrop; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Otto, Reinhard, Elmer, Art, Ervin, Chester, and Willard; and sisters, Lucille Frauendienst and Thusnelda Sylvester.
She was born March 9, 1922, in Brownton to Herman W. and Alma (Grunewaldt) Frauendienst She graduated from the Brownton High School. She attended Stevens Seminary at Glencoe and St. Cloud Teachers College. She taught school for several years. She married Herman G. Schiroo on May 8, 1948, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Penn Township, rural Brownton. The couple operated a dairy farm south of Stewart until May of 1994 when they moved to Hutchinson. She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Fernando where she taught Sunday School and was active in Ladies Aid. She was a member of the Stewart American Legion Auxiliary for 35 years, serving as secretary for many years.
Judith Lee, 54, of Franklin, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the Redwood Area Hospital.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Franklin with burial in Ft. Ridgely & Dale Cemetery in rural Franklin.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Nelson Funeral Home, Redwood Falls, and one hour before to service at the church.
Ann Rose Deibele, 93, died April 5, 2001, at Sleepy Eye Care Center.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, with burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Monday and 7:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Sturm Funeral Home. A Christian Mothers Rosary will be 4 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
She is survived by daughter Donna Hale, Sleepy Eye, and son Pat and wife Judy Windschitl, Wentworth, S.D., step-sons Virgil and wife Elaine Deibele, Sleepy Eye, and Linus and wife Marilyn Deibele, Sleepy Eye; step-daughters Virginia Bruggeman, Sleepy Eye, and Patsey Hurrle, Woodbury; sisters Eleanor and husband Walter Kasten, St. Peter, and Vera Shafer, St. Paul; brothers Milton and wife Bea Witt, St. Paul, and Gilbert and wife Norma Witt, Sleepy Eye; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John Windschitl in 1950 and husband Joseph Deibele in 1980, seven sisters and two brothers.
She was born Nov. 27, 1907 in New Ulm, to Adolph and Cecilia (Glaser) Witt. She lived her entire life in Sleepy Eye, marrying John F. Windschitl Nov. 26, 1926. After his death, she married Joseph Deibele Nov. 26, 1951. Ann moved to the Country Side Apartments in 1999, and in August, 2000, she moved into the Sleepy Eye Care Center. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers, VFW Auxiliary, Sleepy Eye Care Center Auxiliary and the Divine Providence Home Auxiliary.
Judith "Judy" Lee, 54, of Franklin, died Thursday, April 5, 2001 at the Redwood Area Hospital, of cancer.
Services will be Monday, April 9, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Franklin, with burial in Ft. Ridgely & Dale Cemetery in rural Franklin.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home in Redwood Falls and on Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Contributions preferred to Ft. Ridgely & Dale Cemetery Fund or St. Luke's Organ Fund.
She is survived by her husband, Alan, daughter, Debra and husband Joshua Robertson of Franklin; brother, Rocky Sallee and wife Kelly of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; sisters, Wanda Sallee of Redwood Falls and Mary Smetak of Redwood Falls; a grandson, mother-in-law, Evelyn Lee of Franklin; in- laws, Dave and Donna Vaupel of Windom, Gary and Ruby Hovind of Cedar Falls, Wis., and Al and Jan Alvig of Franklin; and ten nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Jody at the age of 7 1/2 in 1984, and her parents.
She was born Nov. 10, 1946 in Redwood Falls to James and Dorothy (Buchholz) Sallee. She attended Morton High School and was an active member of the Morton Methodist Church. After graduation in 1964, she worked as an insurance clerk in St. Paul. She married Alan E. Lee on Nov. 19, 1966. They lived and farmed near Franklin until May of 1990 when their house was lost in a fire. They then built a house in Franklin and moved to town in June. Judy was employed at Artesyn Technologies most recently as Senior Buyer Planner in the Product Renewal Center; she was employed at the facility for 32 plus years. She was an active member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and throughout the years participated in choir, taught Sunday School, was a member of the Board of Education, a youth group leader and a member of Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Alleluia Singers of St. Luke's and performed at various church functions in the area. Judy played guitar and sang at campfires for 30 years. She also participated in the talent shows at Jackpot Junction and was a finalist four out of six years.
Geraldine Thul, 53, of Nicollet, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madelia, with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Madelia.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Pilgrim Funeral Home in Madelia, with a prayer service at 5 p.m., and Tuesday at the funeral home 9-10:15 a.m.
She is survived by daughters Sheila and Shelly Thul, New Ulm, and Roxanne Thul, Nicollet; son Scott and wife Lisa Thul, Morton; mother Lillian Windschitl, Comfrey; brothers Casper Tiedeken and wife Linda, New Ulm, Clem and wife Susie Windschitl, Sleepy Eye, Myron and wife Joan Windschitl, Comfrey, and Bernie and wife Bernie Windschitl, Houston, and sister Cheryl and husband John Kacelmeier, Hutchinson.
She was preceded in death by her father and sisters, Sandra and Stacey.
She was born April 9, 1947, in Madelia, to Casper and Lillian (Eisenbacher) Tiedeken. She grew up in rural Comfrey and graduated from Comfrey High School. She married Ralph Thul but in October 1967. They later divorced. She worked at the Orchid Inn in Sleepy Eye for many years, later at Jackpot Junction as a cashier and most recently at B and G Farms in rural Nicollet.
Raymond "Ray" Lippert, 85, of 1513 Oakwood Ave., New Ulm, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the Martin Luther Home in Bloomington, where he had been a resident since the end of March.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 9, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm, with burial in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the New Ulm Veterans Organizations.
Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 -10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. There will be a rosary by the Knights of Columbus at 6 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7 p.m., both Sunday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.
He is survived by his wife Myra Lippert of New Ulm, a daughter-in-law Jean Lippert of Salt Lake City, Utah; sisters-in-law Ida Stelljes of New Ulm and Elnora Witt of St. Paul; a brother-in-law Roy Jenson of Littleton, Colo.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Thomas Lippert; and a brother in infancy.
He was born on Sept. 2, 1915 in Watertown, S.D., to Lewis and Julia (Macho) Lippert. He attended Queen of Angels Parochial School in Watertown until he moved to New Ulm with his parents in 1925. He then attended St. Mary's and Cathedral Schools and graduated from New Ulm Public High School. He married Myra Witt on Sept. 18, 1935, in New Ulm. In 1940 he went to Duluth with the 205th National Guard Infantry, and worked at the Defense Plant. After the war he worked for the Coolerator Plant and the American Steel and Wire Plant in Duluth. He played piano with the Tamboritz Band in Duluth. In 1948 he moved back to New Ulm and was the assistant manager for the Piggly Wiggly Store. After they closed, he worked at the Oster Plant and Webcor Plant in New Ulm.
After the plants left New Ulm, he drove semi for REA Express until 1970, and then worked for AMPI until 1980 when he retired.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm and was an usher for over fifty years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1076 in New Ulm, the State Guard, 205th National Guard Infantry, the Seifert Bianchi American Legion Post 132, the Musician Union Local 513, the Senior Citizens Golden Age, President of C.A.S.T, Senior Citizen Dance Committee, and also played with the "Slim Kalz Band" for many years.
Rose Bachmann, 102, of Madelia, died Thursday, April 5, 2001 at Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.
Services will be Monday, April 9, 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Madelia, with burial in Riverside Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, 4-7 p.m. at the Pilgrim Funeral Home, Madelia, and one hour prior to services at the church.
She was born Feb. 13, 1899 in Berne, Switzerland, to Gottfried and Rosallie (Infanger) Allemann. She came to Madelia with her family in 1903. She married Harvey V. Bachmann on Feb. 18, 1920 at Madelia. They farmed in rural Madelia until 1932 when they moved into town, She had worked at Priest Produce in St. James and Rosinske Produce in Madelia. She had been a resident of the nursing home since 1996.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Madelia and the Ladies Aid and had served as Trustee and Elder. She was a charter member of the Madelia VFW Auxiliary and Madelia Garden Club. She was also a member of the First World War Barricks.
She is survived by daughters, Caroline Bloomquist of LaSalle and Marlene Bachmann of Madelia; sons, Willard of Madelia and Ray and wife Kay of Mankato; 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren and 1 great great great grandchild; sisters, Minnie Stolle of Mora, Lena Maser and husband Harry and Louise Ladd all of Hinckley; sister-in-law Arlene Allemann of Finlayson; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, two grandsons, three sisters and two brothers.
Marie Vogl, 83, formerly of New Ulm, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at the Gilmor Manor Nursing Home in Morgan.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, with burial in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm.
Visitation will be 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.
She is survived by her sister, Martha Vogl of New Ulm; and three nephews and two nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Herman Vogl in September, 1972 and Joseph Vogl on July 4, 1994.
She was born Dec. 11, 1917, in New Ulm to Herman and Henrietta (Altenburg) Vogl. She lived with her parents until 1975 when she moved to a group home in New Ulm. She worked at MRCI in New Ulm. She had been a resident of the Gilmor Manor in Morgan since 1996. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.
Theodore "Ted" Jacob Evers, 76, of Mt. Lake, died April 5, 2001, at the Windom Area Hospital, Windom.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30a.m. Monday, April 9, at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Windom, with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Anderson-Schmidt
Funeral Flome in Windom, with a parish prayer 7:30 p.m., and from 9:00 a.m. until services at the church Monday.
He is survived by his wife, Madeline of Bingham Lake; children, Pat and Alan Schroeder of Hobbs, New Mexico, Colleen and Bruce Pfaff of New Ulm, Nancy and Jim Mann of Redwood Falls, Mike Evers and Cindy of Butterfield; Deb Beam and Mark of Windom, Joel Evers of Bingham Lake; 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Arlene Ebilsisor of Sleepy Eye; Donna Mae Iverson and Edwin of Buhl, Idaho; Margaret Iverson of Lafayette, Mary Ann Ranweiler and Norbert of St. George; Claus Evers Jr. of Sleepy Eye; Herman Evers of St. Paul.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jennie Sellner, Dorothy Rockvam, Inez Ludewig; brothers, Joe, Fred, and Hans Evers; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Albert and Elizabeth Neidecker; and son-in-law, Marlin Beam.
He was born March 24, 1925, in Comfrey, to Claus Sr. and Marie (Petersen) Evens. He received his education in the country schools in the Sleepy Eye area. For several years, Ted worked in the Sleepy Eye area. He married Madeline C. Neidecker on August 4, 1943, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. After marriage, Ted worked for the Chicago-Northwestern Railroad as an Engine Watchman until moving to Leavenworth Township, Brown County, where they farmed for many years. They moved to the Windom-Mt. Lake area in 1975 where Ted built homes. They retired in Bingham Lake. Ted continued to live in Bingham Lake until he was diagnosed with terminal cancer on Jan. 17, 2001. After his diagnosis, Ted became a resident of the Mt. Lake Good Samaritan Village in Mt. Lake until he was hospitalized on April 2, 2001 at the Windom Area Hospital. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Windom and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.
Ivan L. Brown, 78, died April 6, 2001, at Springfield Medical Center.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 9, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Sanborn, with burial in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Sanborn.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 7:30-8:30 a.m. Monday at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield and one hour prior to services at the church.
He is survived by his wife Joann, Sanborn; son Sydney and wife Millie, Sanborn, daughters Phyllis and husband Lenny, Kingman, Ariz., and Julie and husband Brian Cook, Sleepy Eye; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and sister Elsie Stocker, Windsor, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Evan, sister-in-law, Jean Pankonin, and brother-in-law, Fred Stocker.
He was was born July 16, 1922, in Rochester,to John and Marie (Youngerberg) Brown.
He was a life-long resident of Sanborn. He married Joann Yackel on March 7, 1943, on the family farm near Sanborn. The couple farmed near Sanborn for many years.
Allen Gene Matter, 37, died April 6, 2001, at Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato, of cancer.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lamberton, with burial in Lamberton Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton and one hour prior to services Tuesday. A parish prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home Monday.
He is survived by his wife Shelia, of Lamberton; sons Benjamin and James, of Lamberton, daughter Brittany, of Lamberton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Erwin "Tony" and Pat, of St. James, Michael of Redwood Falls, Ronald and Karen of New Ulm, Joseph and Laurie, of New Ulm, Lawrence, of New Ulm, Duane and Kay of Springfield, and david of Revere; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Marcella and Ken Solberg, of New Ulm, Donna and LaMonte Henrichs, of Sleepy Eye, Gloria and Richard Lutz, of Comfrey, Audrey and Lon Evers, of New Ulm, Elaine Fromm of Comfrey, Marleen Wischstadt, of Sleepy Eye, Marion and Jim Lewis, of Springfield, and Sharyn and Art Sullivan, of Springfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Jean Bedner, and brother-in-law, David Wischstadt.
He was born July 24, 1963, in Springfield, to Erwin and Martha (Pfarr) Matter. He graduated from Springfield High School and attended Pipestone Technical College to learn truck driving. He worked as a truck driver and later for the Lamberton Ambulance Department as an emergency medical technician.
He married Shelia Marie Bishop on May 20, 1995. The following year they moved to Coon Rapids where he worked in a factory until returning to Lamberton in 1998.
Jeannette Tollerud, 87, of Sleepy Eye, formerly of New Ulm, died Friday, April 6, 2001 at the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with burial in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 -10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Firle Funeral Home in New Ulm. The Christian Mother's Society will recite the rosary at 4 p.m. Monday at the church.
She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law John and Carol Rauch of Shakopee; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Garnet Tollerud in 1986.
She was born June 2, 1913 in Minneapolis. As a child, she moved with her family to New Ulm where she attended public schools, graduating from New Ulm High School. During World War II she worked for the government at various Army depots throughout the country. She married Garnet Tollerud Feb. 8, 1942 in Iowa. They made their home in New Ulm where she was the manager of the Sears store. Following her husband's death in 1986, she continued to live in New Ulm, and moved to Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye in 1998. She was a member of Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, Hospital Auxiliary, Turner Hall and Turner Ladies.