Marcia Remmele, 45, of rural Echo, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at the Redwood Area Hospital.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Echo, with burial in the Echo Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Sunset Funeral Home in Echo and one hour prior to services at the church Wednesday.
She is survived by her husband James; daughters, Renae and Jill; mother Evon Schubert of Phillipsburg, Kan.; and sisters, Patricia Youngmark of Phillipsburg, Kan., and Jeanette Wanger of Manhattan, Kan.
She was born June 22, 1956, in Phillipsburg, Kan., to Hilbert and Evon (Schubert) Dill.
Alma Kranz, 82, of Morgan, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at Gil-Manor in Morgan.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, with burial at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Eden Township, Brown County.
Visition will be 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at Nelson-Martin Funeral Home in Morgan.
She is survived by her son Gary Kranz of Morgan; daughter Gayle Hoffmann of Morgan; sisters, Hertha Fenske, and Cora Rohde of Paynesville; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
She was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Morgan, to Wilhelm and Paulina (Mude) Jannusch.
Mildred Meffert, 81, of Arlington, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at the Arlington Good Samaritan Center.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington, with burial at 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Fairfield Township, Swift County.
Visitation will be 2 - 6 p.m. Sunday at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
She is survived by her husband Raymond Meffert of Arlington; daughters, Jeanette Joos of Hancock, Sandra Burns of Willmar, and Barbara White of Minneapolis; sister Ethel DeBuhr of Appleton; brothers, Carl and Kermit Ehrenberg, both of Appleton; nine grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
She was born Sept. 1, 1920, in Shible Township, Appleton, Minn., to Carl and Augusta (Schmidt) Ehrenberg.
David Meurer, 91, of Mankato, formerly of rural Nicollet, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at Oaklawn Nursing Home.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nicollet.
Visitation will be 3 - 8 p.m. Sunday at Landkamer-Johnson-Boman Funeral Home in Mankato, and will also continue one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
He is survived by his wife Loraine of Mankato; daughters, Judy Westermeyer of Mankato, and Mary Kay Kluntz of Cleveland; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
He was born Sept. 29, 1910, in Nicollet Township, to Matthew and Katherine (Brown) Meurer.
Lorinda A. Sommerfeld, 91, of Sleepy Eye, died on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye, with burial at Home Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Sturm Funeral in Sleepy Eye and one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.
Audrey E. Lenz, 76, of Gaylord, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Glencoe Regional Hospital.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord, with burial in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Gaylord.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday at Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord, and will also continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
Arrangements are with the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord.
She is survived by her husband Roman Lenz of Gaylord; sons, Steven Lenz of Mankato, and Mark Lenz of Coon Rapids; brother James Gulbrandson of Albert Lea; sisters, Alice Heller of Mesa, Ariz., June Koelsch of Dassel, Mabel Anderson of Hanska, and Evelyn Current of Moundsview; and six grandchildren.
Audrey E. Lenz was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Minneapolis to Edward and Ida (Sletta) Shelley.
Lorraine Arndt, 86, of Springfield, and formerly of Sleepy Eye, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Church in Sleepy Eye, with burial to follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, and 7:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.
She is survived by his daughters, Janice Dean of Sarasota, Fla., and Audrey Curran of Phoenix, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Lorraine Laux Arndt was born July 15, 1915, in St. James, to William and Lula (Rice) Johnson.
Theodore R. 'Ted' Olson, 82, of Coon Rapids, and formerly of New Ulm, died Saturday at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of St. Patrick of Cedar Creek in Oak Grove, with burial to follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Inc., in Anoka.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy "Rita" Olson; daughter Penny Picha; sister, Ruth Spencer; and one grandchild.
Theodore R. "Ted" Olson was born Nov. 2, 1919, in Haugen, Wis., to Albert J. and Eva T. (Sather) Olson.
He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during Word War II.
Jim Zetah, 68, of 307 Linden St. in New Ulm, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm, with private burial in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be 3 - 9 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.
Jim is survived by his wife, Marlys " Marly" of New Ulm; his daughters, Jennifer Zetah and her husband, Dan Becker of Silt, Colo., Kris Zetah and her husband, John Thomas of Kalispell, Mont., and Shannon Zetah and her husband, Tim Krsul of Plymouth; a son, Bradley Zetah and his wife Jeanine of Savage; nine grandchildren, Andrew, Brian, Rachel, Zachary, Dominic, Ethan, Oliver, Jackson, and Carly; by his sisters, Sister Leona Zetah and Sister Celine Zetah both of San Mateo, Calif., Alice Nester and her husband Stan of Renville, and Therese Quam and her husband, Loren of Hastings; brothers, Raymond Zetah and his wife, Lucille of Maplewood, his triplet brothers, Joe Zetah and his wife Elizabeth of Minneapolis, and Jerry Zetah and his wife, Carol of Owatonna. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Mary Ukockis; brothers, Francis, Vern, and Leonard Zetah; also a brother in infancy.
Jim Zetah, son of Frank and Mary (Kodet) Zetah was born Feb. 5, 1934, in Henryville Township, Renville County. He lived on the family farm and attended a county school for eight years and the Danube High School, graduating in 1951. He earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture education from the University of Minnesota and taught at the Echo High School for one year before being drafted into the U.S. Army. He married Marlys "Marly" Hanson in 1961 and together they raised four children. Jim was a teacher and coach at the Cathedral High School in New Ulm for nine years and then transferred to the New Ulm Junior High School in New Ulm to teach biology for two years. He completed his education career at the New Ulm Senior High School of twenty-six years as a counselor. His graduate work was completed at the University of Minnesota and Mankato State University. He taught graduate classes at Mankato State for nine years.
Following Jim's retirement from education, he worked with the Brown County Crisis Support Team to assist Comfrey residents in their recovery from the tornado. He also was involved with the American Cancer Society, the Hospice Program, a spiritual volunteer at the NUMC, Brown County Victim's Service and the Life Living education program. Jim wore many hats of volunteerism throughout his life, but most of them were to keep either the sun off his bald head or his head warm. (Jim's quote)
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the American Cancer Society's Brown County Relay for Life, or the MaryKnoll Fathers--St. Mary's Mission Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
Norman Huhn, 78, of 1000 North Payne in New Ulm, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at his home.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm, with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery in New Ulm. Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the New Ulm Veterans Organizations. Visitation will be 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm, and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Thursday.
Norman is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Lynn and Larry Murphy of New Ulm; granddaughter, Kelly Ann Hanson and her husband, Paul of North Mankato; a special friend, Deloris Borson of New Ulm; brothers and sister-in-law, Stanley J. Huhn of South Gate, Calif., Delmar W. and Irma Huhn of New Ulm. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol L. Huhn on Sept. 1, 1992; and a sister, Bernice M. Huhn.
He was born on Oct. 1, 1923, in New Ulm, to Edwin and Therese (Schreiner) Huhn. He attended St. Paul's Lutheran School and then attended New Ulm Public High School. Early in 1941 he worked in the CCC and helped build Flandrau State Park. On Sept. 23, 1941, he entered the U.S. Navy and served all around the world and was honorably discharged on Oct. 31, 1946. He married Carol Laura Brust on Feb. 2, 1947, at Grace Lutheran Church in Mankato. After marriage they lived their entire life in New Ulm. He was employed by Gambles Store in New Ulm, and after marriage he worked for International Multifoods for 40 years and retired in 1985. He and his wife did extensive traveling during their life together and he enjoyed league bowling, writing poetry, history, reading and taking very long walks. He was a member of the Glockenspiel Club, the Seifert - Bianchi American Legion Post 132 in New Ulm, and was a life member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm.
Vera Shields, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at the Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs, Mo.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Schroeder & Walter Funeral Home in Boone, Iowa, with burial at the Mineral Ridge Cemetery outside of Ridgeport, Iowa. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Vera was born to Raymond and Ethel (Nelson) Hartley on Nov. 30, 1917, in LaFayette. She moved to Marathon, Iowa, in 1932, and later moved to Boone, where she finished high school at the Boone Biblical College. She married Martin L. Ahrens in 1937, and the couple lived in Ridgeport, where Ahrens worked as a blacksmith and mechanic until he died in 1965. Vera worked at Bourns in Ames, Iowa, from 1964 to 1969. She then moved to Riverside, Calif., and was employed as domestic worker. In 1972, she married William Earl Shields of Mount Vernon, Ore. The couple moved to Pomona, Mo., in 1977. Shields died in 1994.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two brothers (Donald and Morris Hartley of LaFayette) and a half-brother (James Hartley of Boone). She is survived by three half-sisters (Sharon Cottrill of Mingo, Iowa, Janice Queener of Prescott, Iowa, and Nancy Hoy of Schaumburg, Ill.) several nieces and nephews, and friend Mary Lowery of Cabool, Mo.
Otto Reitter, 83, of Las Vegas, Nev., and formerly of New Ulm and St. George, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2002, at the St. George Catholic Church in West Newton Township, Nicollet County, with burial in the church cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the New Ulm Veterans Organizations.
Visitation will be 5 - 8 p.m. Friday and 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm, and will continue for one hour prior to the time of the service at the church on Saturday, March 2, 2002. The Knights of Columbus St.Patrick's Council 1076 will pray the rosary at 6:30 p.m., and there will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Otto is survived by his wife Bonnie Reitter of Las Vegas; daughters and son-in-law, Terry and Bill Biles and Anne Reitter and her special friend, Steve Rosen all of Las Vegas; a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Diane Reitter of Forest Lake; and three grandchildren, Andrea, Nicholas, and Matthew Reitter; also by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sisters-in-law, Roland and Marie Reitter, and Floyd and DeEtte Reitter; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Marvin Altmann.
Otto was born on Sept. 30, 1918, in Redwood County to Wenzel and Julia (Macho) Reitter. He attended schools in St. George and New Ulm. Otto served in the United States Army during World War II from 1944 to 1946. On May 2, 1949, he married Bonnie Epple at the St. George Catholic Church in West Newton Township, Nicollet County. After marriage he farmed in West Newton Township, Nicollet County. He later worked as a security guard at Kraft Foods in New Ulm until retiring in 1983. He has lived in Las Vegas since 1997.
He was a life time member of the Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post 132, a member of the Kraft Retirees Organization, the St. George Catholic Church in West Newton Township, Nicollet County and the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Las Vegas. The family prefers memorials to the American Heart Foundation.
James E. Turnblad, 37, of Rt. 2, Nicollet, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at United Hospital in St. Paul.
Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm with burial in the City Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Turnblad of rural Nicollet; parents, Randolph and Dorothy Turnblad of New Ulm; maternal grandfather, Gregor Kutz of New Ulm; sisters, Lucinda Wickman of Little Canada, and Leah Turnblad of New Ulm; brothers, William Turnblad of North Branch, Brian Turnblad of White Bear Lake, and Robert Turnblad of New Ulm.
He was born Jan. 11, 1965, in Stillwater to Randolph and Dorothy (Kutz) Turnblad.
Sophia Schrupp, 98, of Redwood Falls, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Wood Dale Nursing Home in Redwood Falls.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wood Lake, with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Arrangements are with the Redwood Valley Funeral Home.
She is survived by her daughter Virginia Korman; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Herman Schlemmer of Milwaukee, Wis.
Paul Kjolstad, 84, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Hanska, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 26, 2002, at the Prince of Peace Retirement Community in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Nora Unitarian-Universalist Church, with burial to follow in the Mount Pisquah Cemetery, both near Hanska. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Firle Funeral Home in Hanska is handling the arrangements.
Paul Alvin Kjolstad, the son of Thor and Ragna (Olson) Kjolstad, was born Sept. 18, 1917, in Linden Township, Brown County, Minn. He attended country school and farmed his entire life in Linden and Lake Hanska townships. He moved to the Prince of Peace Retirement Community in November 2000. He loved music and played his harmonica for fellow residents there. He was an active long-time member of the Nora Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hanska, serving on the cemetery board, and also tended to the museum. He sang with barbershop groups in Hanska and Lake Crystal for many years. Paul was very proud of his Norwegian heritage and visited with many visitors from Norway and also visited the country with his sister, Edith. He was known to translate letters from Norway for neighbors and friends. He was very proud of the land he famed. Paul gave shelter and love to many a stray dog over the years. He was an avid reader and could converse with anyone about most anything. He loved to visit with others in the Troll Hus, Hanska's local restaurant.
He was a loving uncle, survived by his niece LaVonne Grassel and her husband Terry of Sioux Falls, S.D. He is also survived by other relatives here and in Norway. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Edith Dahl.
Lydia Tretbar, 93, of Redwood Falls, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Wood Dale Nursing Home in Redwood Falls.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Redwood Falls, with burial in the Morgan City Cemetery.
Nelson-Martin Funeral Home in Redwood Falls.
She is survived by daughters, Jean Barber of Hastings and Audrey Almich of Marshall; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
She was born Dec. 1, 1908, in Sherman Township, Redwood County, to William and Anna (Anderson) Root.