William Wetmore, 66, of Topeka, Kansas, and formerly of Redwood Falls, died Saturday April 5, 2003, at the VA Hospital in Topeka.
Services are 11 a.m., Saturday, April 12, at Cornerstone Christian Church in Redwood Falls, with burial in the Redwood Falls Cemetery.
Visitation is one hour before the service at the church.
Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls handled arrangements.
He is survived by parents, Horace and Lucille Wetmore of rural Redwood Falls; children, William Wetmore of Shakopee, Michelle Shrider of Bayfield, Wis., Scott Wetmore of Watertown, Valery Hoover of Sartell, Shane Jenzen of Alexandria; eight grandchildren; sister Janice Boynton of Warroad; and brother Robert Wetmore of Redwood Falls.
He was born Jan. 10, 1937, in Springfield, Minn., to Horace and Lucille (Johnson) Wetmore.
He served in the Army in the 101st Airborne Division.
Olga Brede, 95, of Hector, died Thursday, April 10, 2003 at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2003 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hector with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is Monday at the church, one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are with Hughes Funeral Home of Hector.
She was born Feb. 16, 1908 to Heinrich and Adeline (Pankonin) Brede.
John W. Posz, 75, of Sanborn, died Friday, April 11, 2003 at his home in Sanborn.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2003 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Lamberton with burial in Sanborn City Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the church and Monday at the church, one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home, Lamberton.
He is survived by his wife, Corrine of Sanborn; a daughter, Julie Anderson of Hull, Iowa; sons, Kurt of New Brighton and Erik of Marshall; two grandchildren; and a brother, Kenneth of Sanborn.
He was born April 11, 1928 in Sanborn to Leslie and Viella (Walton) Posz. He served in the U.S. Army from 1947-1948.
Hilarius Meidl, 74, of West Bend, Wis., died on April 10, 2003, at Hope Nursing Home of Lomira.
Services will be on Wednesday, April 16, at 8 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend. Internment will take place at Holy Angels Catholic Cemetery of West Bend on Thursday, April 17, at 10 a.m.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of service.
He was born to Frank (Annie Weir) Meidl on Dec. 24, 1928, in Drake, N.D.
He married Gertrude Leffingwell on Jan. 30, 1954, at Holy Angels Catholic Church of West Bend.
He graduated from Butte High School in North Dakota and then attended the School of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. He served with the US Air Force during WWII as a Staff Sergeant. He worked at the West Bend Company for 42 years, as a welder and later as a sander.
He was a member of The 25 Year Club of West Bend Company and The American Legion Post 270 of North Dakota.
He is survived by children, Debbie Aspen of Fosston, Minn., Dave (Tammy) of Kewaskum, Wis., Diana Meidl of Milwaukee, Wis., Judy (Michael) Guerddt of Eden, Wis., Angie Thorson of West Bend, Richard of West Bend, Wis., Suzy (Kerry) Klein of Kewaskum, Wis., Laura Beth Meidl of West Bend, Wis.; grandchildren, Lisa, Adam, Amy, Crissy, Jessica, Stacy, Richard III, Jeremy, Cheyanna, Roy Jr., Steven, Sheila, Jason, Davey, Cassandra, Tanya, Angela, Sara, Natasha, Cindy, Beth, Herb Jr., and Dustin; brother, Melvin (Lois) of Anaconda, Mont.; and special aunt, Gertrude Schneider of West Bend.
He was preceded in death by his wife, on Feb. 17, 1996; parents; a brother, Lawrence; a granddaughter and a grandson.
Kathleen Moskop, 69, of Arlington, died Thursday, April 10, 2003 at her home.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2003 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Arlington with burial at Arlington Public Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday, all at Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington.
She is survived by her husband Gene of Arlington; daughters Mary Brazil of Inver Grove Heights, Cindy Weldon of Belle Plaine and Gina Murphy of Shakopee; six grandchildren; brothers Jerry of Henderson and Joe of Green Isle; a sister, MaryAnn Shaw of Bovey.
She was born June 16, 1933 in Minneapolis to Wilfred and Aurelia (Morrison) Kreger.
John Markgraf, age 90, of Stewart, passed away Friday, April 11, 2003, at the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center,
Funeral service will. be held Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Stewart. Interment will be in the church cemetery,
Visitation will be held Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hughes Funeral Home in Stewart, with a Prayer Service at 8 p.m., and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
John Edward Markgraf was born October 30, 1922, in Brownton, the son of John Sr. and Elizabeth (Gortte) Markgraf. He was baptized on November 26, 1922, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, and confirmed on May 28, 1939, at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hector. John grew up in Brownton, Hutchinson, Hector, and Buffalo Lake. He worked on the Bud Kalenberg farm. John served his country in the United States Navy during 1945 and 1946. After his discharge, he worked on his father's farm.
On September 28, 1948, John was united in marriage to Sylvia Mae Klabunde at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Stewart. The couple lived in Brownton until October 1, 1951, when they moved to Stewart where they made their home and raised three children.
John painted with Oliver Victorian, worked for Gust Witte Implement, and Pederson & Gehrke Plastering. From 1951 to 1984, John worked full time for John Deere with Chester Larson, Les Bulau, and LeRoy Larson, and Emmet and Ed McCormick. He then worked part time for John Deere until 1994. He retired from part-time work at Aveyron in Hutchinson in February of 1999. John was a member of the Stewart American Legion Unit 125. He enjoyed traveling with the tour bus, fixing things, and he just liked being busy.
John is survived by his wife Sylvia Markgraf or Stewart; children; Lee Markgraf and his wife Gwen of Stewart, Joyce Markgraf of Stewart, and Scott Markgraf and his wife Molly of Stewart; five grandchildren: Brandon, Ashlee, Abby, Zachary, and Emily; brothers William Markgraf of Stewart and LeRoy Markgraf and his wife Darlene of Buffalo Lake; sister Molly (Mrs. Otto) Ahlbrecht of Hector; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Henry, Carl, David, Alex, and three brothers in infancy, and by his sisters: Selma, Insleman, Alma Voigt, Adeline Inselman, and Freida Inselman.
Floyd Shikoski, 96, of Ivanhoe, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 14, at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Birk Funeral Home in Ivanhoe, with a scripture rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Monday, one hour prior to Mass.
Mr. Shikoski died on Thursday, April 10, at the Divine Providence Health Center in Ivanhoe.
Floyd A. Shikoski was born on October 21, 1906, in Ivanhoe, to parents Walter and Rose (Sopczak) Shikoski. He received the sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe.
On October 12, 1938, Floyd was married to Virginia Burczyk at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno. The couple made their home in Ivanhoe, as Floyd worked at the Hoffman Hardware and Implement Company for more than 32 years. He later served as manager of the Ivanhoe Municipal Liquor Store for more than 13 years, retiring in 1973. In his retirement years he worked as a visitation attendant at Birk Funeral Home in Ivanhoe.
Floyd was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, and was active in the Rosary Society and the Schoenstatt Apostolate of the Sick. He had also been a member of the Ivanhoe Fire Department for 35 years. Some of his enjoyments in life included playing cards with friends, reading, watching tv., and following sporting events.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two sons: Floyd Shikoski Jr. and wife Frances of N. Fort Meyers, FL, and John Shikoski and wife Anita of New Ulm; two grandchildren: Tammy Meyers of Chester, MD, and Joseph Shikoski of New Ulm; a sister, Cecilia Krause of Marshall; and by many nieces and nephews.
Grace Dahl, 93, of Madelia, formerly of Hanska, died Friday, April 11, 2003 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lake Hanska Lutheran Church, rural Hanska, with Rev. Robert Vedell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Schmucker Funeral Service of Hanska is handling the arrangements.
Grace Johnson, the daughter of Andrew and Clara (Ouren) Johnson, was born April 17, 1909 in Lake Hanska Township, Brown County. As a child, she attended district 31 school and New Ulm public school. After graduating from New Ulm High School in 1927, Grace attended Carlton Teacher's College in Northfield. She taught country school in districts 54 and 73 from 1930 to 1934. She married Arnold Dahl April 14, 1940 at the Lake Hanska Lutheran Church parsonage. Together, they owned and operated a farm there until moving to Minneapolis in 1955. Three years later, they returned to the area, moving into Hanska in 1964. Following her husband's death in 1973, Grace continued to make her home in Hanska, until moving to the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia in 1989. She was a member of Lake Hanska Lutheran Church, the church choir, and the American Legion Auxiliary Chorus and Quartet.
Survivors include her sons, Daniel Dahl and his wife Linda of New Ulm, Steven Dahl and his wife Melva of North Mankato; grandchildren, Eryka Grace Dahl and Allyson Shirley Dahl of North Mankato; sister-in-law, Norma Johnson of Madelia, Verona Dahl of Minneapolis; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Morris and Arnold Johnson.
Glenn Patten, 91, of rural Redwood Falls, died Wednesday, April 9 at Redwood Area Hospital.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at Presbyterian Church in Delhi with burial in Redwood Falls Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson-Martin Funeral Service in Redwood Falls and Wednesday at the church, one hour prior to the service.
He is survived by his wife Helen of Redwood Falls; sons Marvin of Granite Falls and Gerald of Redwood Falls; daughters Lois Gullickson of Sacred Heart and Mary Tetrick of Lamberton; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and a step great grandson.
He was born Jan. 20, 1912 in Lanesboro, Iowa to Frank and Ann (Aldrich) Patten.
William C. Hall, 82, of Lake Crystal, died Saturday, April 12, 2003 at Lake Crystal Health Care Center.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at Albion Lutheran Church, rural St. James with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is Thursday at the church, one hour prior to the service.
Schmucker Funeral Service of Hanska handled arrangements.
He is survived by sons, Bruce of Volga, S.D., Clarence and Willy, both of Mankato, and Chuck of Farmington; daughters, Pamela Hall of New Ulm, Pearl Tadych of Hanska and Tammy Smith of Watertown, S.D.; a brother, Albert of Big Fork; 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
He was born Oct. 18, 1920, in Sandstone to Clarence and Pearl (Finstad) Hall. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Ruth Wagner, 89, of 324 N. State St., New Ulm, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at the New Ulm Medical Center.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at United Church of Christ in New Ulm with Rev. Henry Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at Schmucker Funeral Service in New Ulm, and one hour prior to service at the church.
Ruth Anna Olga Wicherski, the daughter of George and Rose (Vetter) Wicherski, was born August 24, 1913 in New Ulm. She attended Turner Halle Sunday School, New Ulm public schools, and the University of Minnesota. Ruth married Virgil (Swede) Wagner April 14, 1938, at Armstrong, Iowa. Her husband operated the Babe Wagner Band for many years, and preceded her in death in 1980. Ruth worked for many years as the reference librarian for the New Ulm Public Library. A lifelong resident of New Ulm, she was a member of the United Church of Christ, CANU, Turner Ladies, Brown County Humane Society, Junior Pioneers, and the Brown County Historical Society.
She is survived by her daughter, Jill Christine Wagner of New Ulm; brother, Wallace George Wicherski and his wife Donna Rae of Burnsville; nieces, Karen Whitman and Mary McClellan of New Ulm, Lynn Marquardt of Eveleth, Toni Dey, Kristine Wagner, Jean Steele, Ann Borak, and Margaret Wieker, all of the Twin Cities.
Memorials are preferred to the New Ulm Public Library, Brown County Humane Society and the Brown County Historical Society.
Rose A. Williams, 96, of New Ulm, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with burial in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm.
Visitation will be 9-10:30 a.m., Tuesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. The Christian Mothers Society will pray the rosary at 4 p.m., Monday at the Cathedral.
Rose is survived by nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold L. "Jimmy" Williams on December 27, 1969; and by her son, Harold E. "Buddy:" Williams on June 17, 2001.
Rose was born December 14, 1906, in Sigel Township, Brown County, to Wenzel and Barbara (Paa) Schloegel. She attended Holy Trinity Catholic School in New Ulm. She married Harold L. Williams on August 28, 1925. After marriage they lived in New Ulm where she worked as a homemaker. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, the Christian Mothers Society and the National Catholic Society of Foresters.
Capp, Lou Dybsetter, 89, of Canby, died Sunday, April 13, at Senior Haven Nursing Home in Canby.
Services are 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Porter, with burial in Wergeland Cemetery, rural Porter.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Birk Funeral Home in Canby with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Among the survivors are son, Doug and wife Linda Dybsetter of Eagan, and stepson, Steve and wife Cheryl Capp of New Ulm;
She was born Oct. 3, 1913, in Wergeland Township near Porter to Albert H. and Stina (Herby) Thovson.
Kelly Meintel, 41, of Sanborn, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at home.
Services are 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at Sturm Funeral Home. Springfield, with burial in New Ulm City Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.
He is survived by children Thomas Meintel II of Sanborn, Robin Meintel of Sanborn; and parents, Thomas and Patricia Meintel of Lake Havasu, Ariz.
He was born Sept. 12, 1961, in Dayton, Ohio, to Tom and Pat Meintel.
Merlin A. Nelson, 83, of Glencoe, formerly of Green Isle, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at the V.A. Hospital in Minneapolis.
Services are 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington with burial in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in New Auburn Township.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., today at Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington and continues one hour before the service at the church.
He is survived by his daughter, Starla Schilling of Arlington; sons, Jerry of Glencoe, Dan of Kasota, Steven of Glencoe and Ben Nelson of Waconia; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Sherlin Nelson of Yellville, Ark.; and sister Marba Long of Marshall.