Beverly Frick, 78, of Redwood Falls, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at Sunwood Good Samaritan Care Center in Redwood falls.
Services are 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Assembly of God Church in Redwood Falls, with burial in the Redwood Falls Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Monday, at Nelson-Martin Funeral Service in Redwood Falls and continues one hour before services at the church.
She is survived by children, Jim of Cass Lake, Nancy Haapoja of Redwood Falls, Steve of Pipestone, Bob of Sioux Falls, S.D.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Eugene Mitchell of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and sister Mary Thode of Sioux Falls, S.D.
She was born May 31,1925 in Edgerton, to Elmer and Celia (Jaqua) Mitchell
Roland J. Berg, 83, of Gaylord, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Services are 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 9; at United Church of Christ in Gaylord with burial in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Thursday; and 7:30-8:30 a.m., Friday; at Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord.
He is survived by wife Marie Berg of Gaylord; daughter Sandy Krogstad of Cottage Grove; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister Delores Johnson of Winthrop.
He was born Nov. 25, 1920, in New Sweden Township, Nicollet County, to Clarence and Myrtle (Lund) Berg.
Arthur 'Art' Kassuelke, 92, of New Ulm, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2004 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in New Ulm.
Visitation is one hour before the service at the church on Friday.
Arrangements are handled by Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, New Ulm.
Dale Loudermilk, 59,of Madelia, died on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at his home.
Services are 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Assembly of God Church in St. James, with burial in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Visitation is 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, at the church.
Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.
He is survived by sons, Dale Loudermilk Jr. of Waseca, Garret Loudermilk of Owatonna; daughter Lynelle Loudermilk of Owatonna; and sisters, Sybil Minion of Jeffers, Rhonda Friesen of Pemberton.
Dale Lee Loudermilk was born to Teddy and Evelyn (Swartz) Loudermilk on November 29, 1944 in Spirit Lake, Iowa.
He served in the Navy from 1962 to 1968, including three tours of duty in Vietnam.
Donald Gluth, 81, of 522 South Franklin Street in New Ulm died Monday, January 5, 2004 at the home of his daughter in Pine Island.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 8, 2004, at the Oakwood United Methodist Church in New Ulm with Pastor Dean Nosek officiating. Burial will be in the New Ulm City Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the New Ulm Veterans Organizations.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 7:30 - 9:00 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.
Donald is survived by his wife, DElaine Gluth of New Ulm; daughters, Renee of Pine Island, Rosalee of New Ulm; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois and Herb Fromm, Shirley and Frederick Hosto, Luverna and Delmar Schultz, Marlys and Art Lambrecht all of New Ulm, Elaine and Milan Bergien of Bloomington, Delaurice Grams of Scappoose, Oregon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Alice Gluth, Willard and Katherine Gluth all of New Ulm, and Warren and Ruth Gluth of St. Petersburg, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Rance Gluth; nephew, Steven Gluth; niece, Ruth Burkholder.
He was born on February 9, 1922, in New Ulm to Edwin and Lydia (Lippmann) Gluth. He graduated from New Ulm Schools. He served as a Tec 5 during WWII in the U. S. Army and received the Army of Occupation of Japan medal while serving in Japan and Korea. On August 30, 1950 he married DElaine Ebent in Buffalo Lake. He worked as a Road Grader operator for Armon Moll and then for Brown County for many years. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing church softball and baseball for the Kaiserhoff and the New Ulm Greenhouse. In his later years, he enjoyed working the "Chain Gang" at high school football games. He was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church in New Ulm.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorial be given to Alzheimer's Research.
Arthur 'Art' Kassuelke, 92, of New Ulm died Sunday, January 4, 2004, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 9, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Donald Sutton officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in New Ulm.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Friday. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is handling arrangements.
Art is survived by his sisters, Marcella Sommers of New Ulm, and Lillian Bernosky of Port Huron, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Florence Kassuelke in 1983; brothers, Willmar Kassuelke, Wesley Kassuelke, and Lee Kassuelke; sisters, Ellie Wendland, and Oreville Wieland.
Arthur was born on February 26, 1911, in Cottonwood Township, Brown County, to Gotthilf and Emmy (Engelbart) Kassuelke. In 1957, he married Florence Fischer at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Through out his life, he owned Kassuelke's Water Softner business and drove truck. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Nicholas 'N.J.' Mertz III, 41, of 707 North Washington Street in New Ulm, died Sunday, January 4, 2004, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 2004 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye with burial in the New Ulm City Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Nicholas is survived by his wife, Rachel of New Ulm; their animal children, Smokey, Pepper and Oscar; a goddaughter, Wendy Vogel of St. Louis, Missouri; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cheryll and Loren Blick, Lori and Rick Gilliland, Missy and Bob Maas, all of Sleepy Eye; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kim and Corinne Mertz of Sleepy Eye, Brad and Linda Mertz of West Salem, Wisconsin; nieces and nephews, Cal, Kyle, Cassey, Andrew, Jennifer, Kelly, Jared, Megan, Cody, Dylan, Dustin, Colten, Brandon, Bradley, and Brandon; mother-in-law, Kathleen Sullivan of New Ulm; father-in-law, Nathan Sullivan and his wife Linda of Columbus, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Rebekah Rannow of New Ulm, Elizabeth Sullivan of Columbus, Ohio; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Scott and Sue Sullivan of New Ulm, Matt and Jen Sullivan of Olivia; and by aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; a nephew, Cole Mertz; and by his hunting buddy, Brandy.
Nicholas was born January 10, 1962, in Sleepy Eye to Nicholas and Rosemary (Laux) Mertz. He was a 1980 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Sleepy Eye. He then attended St. Cloud State University and was a graduate of Mankato Vo-Tech with a degree in Sales and Marketing. He married Rachel Anne Sullivan on March 7, 1992 in New Ulm. He worked for Inver Grove Ford as a salesman and then for Thomson Auto Brokers in Burnsville until the present time. He was a member of the New Ulm Men's Pool League, he played softball in New Ulm and Sleepy Eye. He enjoyed trap shooting, hunting, snowmobiling, boating and camping. He loved spending time telling stories with his family and friends.
Robert Mosser, 84, of Madelia, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at the Madelia Community Hospital.
Services are 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Madelia, with burial in Riverside Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at Pilgrim Funeral Home, Madelia and Thursday at the church, one hour prior to the service.
He is survived by daughters, Theresa Knudtson and Elaine Reed, both of Madelia, and Linda Gustafson of Hanska; sons, Pat of Madelia, Robert of St. James, and Dennis of New Ulm; 18 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
He was born Jan. 11, 1919, in Madelia to George and Effie (Bundy) Mosser.
Eldon Pettersen, 97, of Madelia, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at the Madelia Community Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Faith Lutheran Church, Madelia with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Pilgrim Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
He is survived by four daughters, Evelyn Paulson of Madelia, Rosaline Chute of St. James, Marlis Bruns of Las Vegas, Nev. and Margo Fohs of Arlington, Iowa; Orville Pettersen of Madelia whom he raised as a son; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by wife Olga; an infant son; an infant daughter; son; two brothers and two great-grandsons.
He was born April 17, 1906 in Madelia to Daniel and Anna (Schlaben) Pettersen.
Wilbert Wog, 80, of Sanborn, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Springfield Medical Center in Springfield.
Service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sanborn with burial at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Sanborn.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, and 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.
He is survived by his wife Arlene Wog of Sanborn; a son Steven of Sleepy Eye; daughter Nancy of Sanborn; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a sister Alice Larson of Springfield.
Wilbert Gustav Wog was born on Oct. 31, 1923, in Charlestown Township near Sanborn, to Gustav and Lillian (Erickson) Wog.
Linus "Pete" S. Feirer, 80, of Springfield, died on Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Valley View Manor in Lamberton.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, with burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye at 1:30 p.m.
Visitation will be at Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. with a parish prayer service at 6 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. There will be a men's rosary on Saturday at the church at 10:30 a.m.
Survivors include his wife Annette Feirer of Springfield, children, Alan Feirer of Bowlus, Linnea Barron of St. Cloud, and David Feirer of Springfield, and two grandchildren.
He was born on Feb. 16, 1923, in Leavenworth Township, Brown County, to Joseph and Kathryne (Girg) Feirer.
Esther Hillmer, 87, of Redwood Falls, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Sunwood Care Center in Redwood Falls.
The funeral is 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 9, at St John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls with burial in the Redwood Falls Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Thursday, at Martin Funeral Service in Redwood Falls; and continues one hour before the service Friday at the church.
She is survived by children; Jeanette Henle of Pasco, Wash., Ken Hillmer of Burnsville, Joan Rohde of Merrifield, Alvin Hillmer of Redwood Falls; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great- grandchildren.
She was born April 14, 1916, on the family farm in Terril, Iowa, to Burt and Jenny (Long) Hildreth.
Larry H. Schefus, 62, of Redwood Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Redwood Area Hospital.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Redwood Falls. Burial with military honors will be in Fort Ridgely Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Nelson-Martin Funeral Service, Redwood Falls and one hour before services Monday at the church.
He is survived by a son Brian of Cambridge; daughter Lisa of Plymouth; four grandchildren; his mother Meta of Fairfax; his twin brother Lynn of Redwood Falls, a brother Lyle of Redwood Falls and twin brothers Ralph and Rodney of Fairfax.
He was born May 11, 1941 to George and Meta (Briese) Schefus in Camp Township, Renville County.
Merle Wagenius, 83, of Gaylord, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Gaylord Lakeview Home.
Services are 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at Egesdal Funeral Home. Burial will take place at a later date.
Visitation is one hour before the service Saturday at the funeral home.
He is survived by wife Margaret Wagenius of Gaylord; sons, David Wagenius of Minneapolis, Paul Wagenius of Gaylord; brother, Harold Wagenius of Grantsburg, Wis.; sisters, Betty Johnson of Marinette, Wis., Joyce Osborn of LosAngeles and Lucille Smith of Milwaukee, Wis.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was born July 19, 1920, in Glasgow, Mont., to Ernest and Edith (Kulick) Wagenius..
He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II from 1941-45; and in Korea from 1950-51.
Joan D. Wallner, 69, of Springfield and formerly of Duluth, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.
Services are 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6, at Johnson Mortuary, 514 E. Third St.,in Duluth with burial in Palmers Lakeview Cemetery near Duluth.
Visitation is one hour before the service at the Johnson Mortuary.
Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.
She is survived by her daughters, Michelle Jibben of Springfield, Theresa Carter of Alvarado, Texas; mother Ruth Daily Cassel of Waukesha, Wis.; four grandsons; brothers, Jack Dailey of Kennett, Mo., Frank Daily of Waukesha, Wis; and a sister Shirley Evans of Scottsdale, Ariz.
She was born Jan. 19, 1934, in Wauwatosa, Wis., to Albert and Ruth (Cohen) Daily.