Arthur J. Mathiowetz, 79, of Comfrey, MN, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Springfield Medical Center in Springfield, MN.
Services will be Monday, March 10, 2003 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs, Leavenworth, MN, with Fr. Todd Petersen officiating. Interment will be in Japanese Martyrs Cemetery, Leavenworth, MN
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday with a parish prayer service at 5 p.m., and on Monday, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., all at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye, MN.
Art was born on February 26, 1924 in rural Mulligan Township, Brown County, MN to Bard and Theresa (Reminger) Mathiowetz. He grew up and attended country school in Mulligan Township. After he completed his schooling, Art worked on the family farm. He married Winnifred Zwaschka on May 3, 1948 at St. Paul's in Comfrey. The couple farmed and operated a seed corn and trucking business until retiring. He was a life long member of the Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth. He served on several church and community boards. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, old time music, watching Vikings and Twins games and umpiring for various baseball and softball leagues.
Art is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Winnifred; children; Linda Friesen of Comfrey, Mike and Cheryl Mathiowetz of Comfrey, Dale and Mary Mathiowetz of Fox Lake, IL and Renae and Bruce Lammers of New Ulm; grandchildren, Jeremy and Lindsay Friesen, Ryan Mathiowetz and fiance April, Dustin Mathiowetz, Katie, Josh and Megan Mathiowetz, brothers, Ethelbert and Agnes of Sleepy Eye, Tony and Phyllis of Hopkins, sister, Marie Cook of Sleepy Eye, sisters-in-law, Rose Nachreiner of Sleepy Eye, Ruth of Hastings, Mary of Sleepy Eye, Ida of Comfrey, Lucille of Springfield and Arlene Ebilsisor of Sleepy Eye. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Sharon, sister, Theresa Nachreiner, brothers, Raymond, Wendelin, Ambrose, Alfred, Joseph, Leo and Leonard, brothers-in-law, Hugo Nachreiner and Wilfred Cook.
Lorenz C. Sulflow, 77, of Madelia died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at his daughter's home near Waseca.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Salem Luthern Church, Madelia, with burial with full military honors in Riverside Cemetery, Madelia.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Pilgrim Funeral Home in Madelia, and at the church Tuesday one hour prior to the service.
He is survived by daughters, Emma Lou Priem ofWasec, Debra Baumgard of Willow Creek, Cindy Sulflow of Patterson, Calif., and Jody Murillo of Hector; eight grandchildren; sisters, Doris Else and Sylvia Urban, both of Lewisville, and Lillian Maus of Madelia.
He was born May 26, 1925, in Pleasant Mound Township, Blue Earth County, to Gustav and Emma (Kietzer) Sulflow.
He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater from Dec. 4, 1944, to Nov. 18, 1946.
David Heldt, age 15, of Butterfield, MN, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato, MN, of aspiration pneumonia.
Services are Monday, March 10, 2003, at 10:30 AM, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. James, MN, with internment at Mount Hope Cemetery, St. James.
Visitation will be on Sunday, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, continuing on Monday, from 7-30 AM to 8:30 AM at the Sturm Funeral Home, St. James. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.
David William Heldt was born on December 21, 1987, to Elwood and Connie (Ulrich) Heldt in St. James, MN. He was baptized on December 25, 1987, and confirmed his faith in Jesus on April 28, 2002. He attended a special education pre-school in Butterfield and pre-school at St. Paul's Lutheran School in St. James. He attended St. Paul's Lutheran School through fourth grade. David entered the Armstrong Middle School special education in fifth grade and was enrolled in ninth grade at St. James High School. David was a happy, smiley young man. David enjoyed thumb wrestling, playing Yahtzee, watching movies and teasing others. He brought joy to everyone whose life he touched.
David is survived by his parents, Elwood and Connie Heldt of Butterfield, MN; 3 brothers, Steve, Jeff and Ben, all of Butterfield; a sister, Kim Heldt of Butterfield; a grandma, Muriel Heldt of Butterfield; a grandpa, Jack Ulrich of New Ulm, MN; uncles and aunts, Ron and Barb Wolff of Forest Lake, MN, Gin Becker of Chanhassen, MN, Vicki and Glen Norton of Plymouth, MN, Larry and Marge Wohlenhaus of Eagan, MN, Rick and Tina Ulrich of Lake Mills, Wl, and Debbie Ulrich of Woodbury, MN; many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by a grandma, Marlene Ulrich; and a grandpa, Wallace Heldt.
The Sturm Funeral Home in Saint James is in charge of arrangements.
John A. Miller, 50, of Eagle Lake, died Friday, March 7, 2003 at his home.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at All Saints Catholic Church, Madison Lake. Visitation is Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. at Mankato Mortuary, with a 6 p.m. prayer service. Visitation continues one hour before services at church on Wednesday. Burial with military honors is at 3 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Sleepy Eye.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Miller, son, Jesse Miller; daughter, Jackie Miller; and a granddaughter, all of Rochester; mother, Mary Miller Klinkner of Eagle Lake; sisters, Joyce Miland of Spring Valley, Jeanne Hume of Eagle Lake, Janis Fromm of Eagle Lake, and Joan Bowe of Eagle Lake; brothers, Jim Miller of New Ulm, and Jay Miller of Buffalo.
He was born Oct. 18, 1952, to Murley M. and Mary E. (Naylor) Miller in Rochester. He joined the United States Army in 1971 and served as a Medic and Occupational Therapy Assistant in Fort Riley, Kansas, until being discharged in 1974.
Marlan Radke, 68, of Brownton, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Arlington Good Samaritan Center.
Services are 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Tuesday and 8 a.m. until service time Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton.
Hantge Funeral Chapel of Brownton handled arrangements.
He is survived by wife Arleen of Brownton; sons, Douglas Radke of Brownton, Mark Radke of Hutchinson; one granddaughter; brother, Darrel Radke of Brownton.
He was born May 26, 1924, to Walter and Edna Radke in Glencoe. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-59.
Roy Renneke, 81, of Green Isle, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Arlington Good Samaritan Center.
Services are 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Green Isle, with burial in First Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.
Visitation is 4 -8 p.m., Tuesday and one hour before the service Wednesday at the church.
Kolden Funeral Home of Arlington handled arrangements.
He is survived by wife, Lorraine of Green Isle; daughter, Beth Stoeckman of Green Isle; son, Ronald of Fulda; sister, Myrtle of Dietz; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was born Aug. 3, 1921, in Kelso Township, Sibley County, to Ernest and Martha (Manthey) Renneke.
Ann B. Vogel, 95, of Lamberton died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Valley View Manor, Lamberton.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sanborn, with burial in Sanborn City Cemetery.
Visitation is 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, at Valley View Manor Care Center in Lamberton, and continue from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton. Visitation will continue Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church.
She was born Oct. 30, 1907, in Charlestown Township, Redwood County, to Robert and Wilhelmina (Weber) Haak.
Leona S. Weiss, 67, of Paynesville and formerly of rural Grove City, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, at the Church of Our Lady in Manannah with burial in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in Watkins.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and continues one hour before services at the church on Wednesday.
Leona Susan Weiss was born Sept. 14, 1935, to Hubert and Theresa Loch in Watkins.
She married Kenny Weiss on May 3, 1958, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
Sharon Lee Ballard, 54, of St. Paul, MN, died March 8, 2003, in hospice care at Ebenezer Luther Hall in Minneapolis, MN.
A memorial gathering honoring Sharon will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2003, from 3-7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Shoreview located on the NE corner of 694 and Lexington. Memorials preferred to the family.
She is survived by sons: Jeffery Edwards and fiancée Jennifer Olson of Shoreview, MN, Joseph Edwards of St. Paul, MN, and James Edwards and fiancée Tammy Shoemaker of Coon Rapids, MN.; a granddaughter, Brandy Edwards; her father: Edwin Ballard of Hutchinson, MN; brothers: Larry Ballard (Vi) of Eau Claire, WI, Kenneth Ballard (Jane) of Hutchinson, MN, and David Ballard (Rebecca) of Duluth, MN; and a sister: Kathryn Lentz (Tom) of Minneapolis, MN. Sharon also had many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by mother, Beth (Parsons) Ballard
She was born June 21, 1948 in Winnebago, MN to Edwin and Beth (Parsons) Ballard. She graduated from New Ulm High School, New Ulm, MN in 1966 and then was married to Darrell Lee Edwards on Sept. 6, 1967. They divorced in February 1991.
She was employed as night auditor by Comfort Inn in Roseville, MN from 1992-2000, and Marriott Residence Inn in Roseville, MN since 2000.
Evelyn Bowers, 78, of Madelia died Sunday, March, 9. 2003, at the Madelia Community Hospital.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 14, at the First Presbyterian Church in Madelia.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Pilgrim Funeral Home in Madelia.
She is survived by her husband Ray of Madelia; children, Jerry Bowers of Minneapolis, Chuck Bowers of Madelia, Jim Bowers of Lonsdale, Darlene Splinter of North Mankato, and Dale Bowers of Owatonna; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Flowrein Cramer of Truman, and a brother Homer Bursell of Chicago.
She was born July 3, 1924, to Homer and Linda (Kitzcrow) Bursell in Truman.
Alice Dahlquist, 90, formerly of Fairfax, passed away peacefully Monday, March 10, 2003, at North Ridge Care Center in New Hope.
Survived by son, Gary (Cathy) Dahlquist of Meridian, Idaho; son-in-law, Rod Pullis of Champlin; grandchildren, Troy Pullis, Jeff Pullis, Jill Pullis and fiancé Aaron Thiesfeld, and Aaron Dahlquist; and many, many friends.
Preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Alma Johnson; husband Ben Dahlquist; and daughter Barbara Pullis. Alice will always be remembered for her caring, helpful, and loving manner.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2003, at Central Lutheran Church in rural Fairfax (4 miles west of Fairfax on Hwy 19) with internment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Bandon Township. Visitation will be 9 - 11 a.m. at the church on Friday.
Kenneth Kraus, 64, of 226 North Payne St. in New Ulm, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2003, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, with burial in the New Ulm City Cemetery in New Ulm. Full military rites will be provided at the cemetery by New Ulm veterans organizations.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 7:30-10 a.m. Friday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Kenneth is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Brian Kraus of Hanska, Brad Kraus of New Ulm, Robert Wilfahrt of New Brighton, and James and Pamela Wilfahrt of Park City, Utah; grandchildren, Asha, Justin and Joshua Kraus, Rachel, Sara and Michelle Wilfahrt; a sister, Betty Maas of St. Peter; and by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Kenneth was born Dec. 11, 1938, in New Ulm, to Harry and Nellie (Martin) Kraus. He attended school in New Ulm, and was a 1956 graduate of New Ulm High School. After high school he worked for Kraft Foods in New Ulm. He served in the U.S. Army from November 1961 to November 1963. After his service in the Army he returned to work for Kraft Foods in New Ulm, until his retirement in 1997. He enjoyed playing the concertina, fishing and hunting.
Robert Becker R, 72, of New London, formerly of North Redwood and Redwood Falls, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar.
Services are 11 a.m., Friday, March 14, at Middle Creek United Methodist Church in Flora Township. Burial will be in Redwood Falls Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Thursday, at Nelson-Martin Funeral Service, Redwood Falls and Friday at the church, one hour prior to the service.
He is survived by his wife Marlyce of New London; daughters, Beth Green of West Union, Rebecca of Eagan and Bobbie of Eden Prairie; two grandchildren; sister Ramona Hess of Cooper City, Fla; brothers, Reginald of St. Cloud and Jerry of Carbondale, Ill.
He was born April 12, 1930, in North Redwood to Elmer and Florence (Draeger) Becker.
Irene Block, 91, of rural New Ulm, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at the Sleepy Eye Community Hospital in Sleepy Eye.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 15, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm.
Visitation will be 4 - 7 p.m., Friday and 7:30- 10 a.m., Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service at 6 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. A second Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 17, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grenville, South Dakota, with burial in the church cemetery. There will be a visitation in church one hour prior to mass on Monday.
Irene is survived by her husband, Walter Block of rural New Ulm; daughters and son-in-law, Caroline and Jerome Richter of New Ulm, Maxine Kurkowski of Orono, Arlene and Dennis Sperl of New Ulm, and Sandra and Kenneth Tauer of Fort White, Florida; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Fran Kurkowski and Gerald and Sue Kurkowski, all of New Prague, Ronald and Karen Kurkowski of White Fish, Montana, and James and Dorothy Block of Orlando, Florida; twenty grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; sisters and brothers-in-law, Caroline and Julie Sklenar of Delavan, Wisconsin, Philamena Helwig of Durand, Illinois, Leone Barthle of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Diane and Ted Woods of Salem, Oregon, Marianne and Lester Narem of Webster, South Dakota, Teresa Benedict of San Diego, California and Ann and Duane Johnson of Scottsdale, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Joseph Kurkowski on March 17, 1950; brothers, Frances, Leo and Marvin Wojcik; and by her sisters, Loraine and Bridget.
Irene was born Sept. 4, 1911, in Grenville, South Dakota to Leo and Anna (Schultz) Wojcik. She attended St. Joseph's Catholic School in Grenville, South Dakota. Irene farmed near Grenville with her first husband until his death. She married Walter Block on November 9, 1954, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. They moved to New Ulm in 1955. She worked at the Grandview Care Center in St. Peter. She also did custodial work at the New Ulm Country Club and she was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm.
Harold L. Eggestein, 60, of Jackson, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at his home.
Funeral service is Friday, March 14, at 11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Jackson with burial with military honors in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sathe-Osterberg Funeral Home and on Friday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
Among the survivors are son, Kenny and his wife Chelle of New Ulm.
He was born April 17, 1942, in Jackson, to Kenneth and Laura (Kahn) Eggestein.