Virgil Streich, 78, of Springfield, died Thursday, March 11, 2004 at his home in Springfield.
Service of Remembrance will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 15, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield. Interment will be at St. Raphael's Catholic Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by John Watson American Legion Post #257.
Visitation will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.
Virgil Kenneth Streich was born Feb. 7, 1926 in Brownton to Martin and Marie (Klabunde) Streich.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He is survived by wife, JoAnne of Springfield; sons, Terry Streich of Golden Valley, Casey Streich of Minneapolis, Michael Streich of Minneapolis; daughters, Peggy Stanley of Matagora, TX, Sheila Potter of Omaha, NE, Eileen Hart Preer of Aurora, CO, Amy Gramstad of Sanborn; 18 grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.
Elaine Wulkan, 79, of Hector, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Servicse will be 4 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at the United Methodist Church in Hector. Interment in the Elim Moravian Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Hughes Funeral Home in Hector, and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday.
Elaine Ruth Wulkan was born Dec. 20, 1924, in Bird Island to William and Anna Eugenia (Zupke) Pederson.
Elaine is survived by her husband Wesley Wulkan of Hector; daughter Clarice Renoux of Denver, Colo.; son Brad Wulkan of Hector; five grandchildren; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister Audrey Roth of Alexandria.
Harvey Boyum, 95, of Fairfax, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at the Fairfax Community Home.
Services are 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at Central Lutheran Church in Franklin, with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, at Hauser-Hantge Chapel in Fairfax and one hour before services Thursday at the church.
Dorothy Moldan, 75, of Sleepy Eyem died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato.
The Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 16, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. Interment will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye.
The clergy will be Father John Richter, Father Robert Wyffels, and Father George Schmit.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Monday and 7:30-10 a.m., Tuesday, at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye,. There will be a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the family via www.sturmfh.com.
She is survived by her husband Florian Moldan of Sleepy Eye; children, Mike F. and wife Carol Moldan of Sleepy Eye, LaVonne and husband Scott Hogen of New Ulm, Wanda and husband Bill Ubl of New Ulm, Charlie Moldan and special friend Vicky Weiss of Sleepy Eye, and Nettie and husband Brian Portner of Sioux Falls, SD; 11 grandchildren; sister, Joan (Dodie) and husband Joe Moldan of Hanska; brother-in-law, Billy Moldan of New Ulm; sisters-in-law, Mary Depuydt of North Mankato and Helen Depuydt of St.Clair.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son Doug; brothers, John, Gervase, Clem and Leonard; sisters-in-law, Lucille Depuydt, Mary Woratschka, and Phyllis Moldan; and brothers-in-law, Edwin Moldan and Valerian Woratschka.
Dorothy Marie was born Jan. 31, 1929, in Mankato, the daughter of Peter and Cecilia (Renne) Depuydt. On Oct. 4, 1955, she married Florian Moldan at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in St. Clair. The couple lived and farmed in Stark Township in rural Sleepy Eye. Dorothy was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, CCW, Catholic Aid Association, DAV Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary. Dorothy enjoyed her family and spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, old-time music, sewing, cooking, baking, and bird watching.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Mary's School in Sleepy Eye or New Ulm Area Catholic Schools.
Harvey Boyum, 95, of Fairfax, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at the Fairfax Community Home in Fairfax.
Services are 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 18, at Central Lutheran Church in Camp Township, Renville. Military honors will be conducted by the Fairfax Honor Guard. Burial will be in the Hauges Cemetery, Camp Township, Renville County.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, at the Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax, and continues one hour the services at the church on Thursday.
He is survived by his wife Mary Boyum of Fairfax; stepdaughter, Patricia Hanson of Franklin; and two stepgrandchildren.
Harvey Spencer Boyum was born on December 9, 1908, in Camp Township. He was the son of Ole and Thilda (Evenson) Boyum.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-1945 in New Guinea.
Dorothy L. Burginger, 77, of Faribault, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, in Tucson, Ariz.
Services will be 10 a.m., Saturday at Hope United Methodist Church, Faribault. Burial will be in Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, and also at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the service.
She is survived by children, Barbara Burford of Windsor, Colo., Brenda Gutsche of Fort Collins, Colo., Bevelyn Witt and Brad Burginger of Faribault; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother Darold (and Ellner) Siebert of Clements.
She was born on Jan. 26, 1927, in Springfield to Ewald and Luella (Henslin) Siebert.
Martha B. Schuette, 91, of Circle Pines, and formerly of Winthrop, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Home in St. Paul.
Funeral services are 11 a.m., Thursday, March 18, at Zion Lutheran Church in Winthrop. Burial will be in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Visitation is 9-11 a.m., Thursday at the church.
Funeral arrangements are handled by the Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel, in Winthrop.
She is survived by her son, Tom Schuette of Winthrop; daughters, Mary Jo Schuette of White Bear Lake, and Susan Thompson of Ramsey; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Martha Hedwig Bertha (Meyer) Schuette was born on June 4, 1912, in Bismarck Township, Sibley County, Minn., to Fred and Hermine (Bubolz) Meyer.
Joel Botten, Sr., 89, of Hanska, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Mankato.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Linden Lutheran Church, Linden Township, Hanska with Rev. Marcia Hegna officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Schmucker Funeral Service in New Ulm and one hour prior to service at the church.
Joel Ahlness Botten, the son of Theodore and Petra (Ahlness) Botten, was born July 28, 1914 in Linden Township, Brown County where he attended rural school. He was baptized and confirmed at Linden Lutheran Church. Joel married Evelyn Thordson Oct. 30, 1939 at Lake Hanska Lutheran Church. Together, they farmed in the Hanska area for many years. Evelyn died in 1972. He married Vernelle Frederickson Ahlness on April 30, 1977, at Lake Hanska Lutheran Church. Joel enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, gardening and especially enjoyed using his woodworking skills. He was a member of Linden Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife Vernelle of Hanska; sons, Joel Botten, Jr. and his wife Maureen of Mankato, David Botten and his wife Leslie of Hanska; daughters, Darlene Pizel and her husband Kenneth of Owatonna, Julie Untiedt and her husband Gary of New Ulm; sister, Sylvia Hanson of Hanska; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents and wife Evelyn, Joel was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters; and a stepdaughter Leah Rae Kjelhus.
Terry Lynn Busch, 56,of La Salle, died on Sunday, March 14, 2004, at at his home.
Services are 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 18, at La Salle Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Calumet, Iowa.
Visitation is 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James, and one hour before the service Thursday at the church.
He is survived by his mother Merles Busch of Paullina, Iowa; and sister Carmen Waggoner of Sutherland, Iowa.
He was born Feb. 16, 1948, in Primghar, Iowa, to Glenn and Merles (Ebel) Busch.
Ethelbert 'Bert' Mathiowetz, 85, of Sleepy Eye died Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye.
Service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye on Thursday, March 18, at 10:30 a.m. Burial St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 and on Thursday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.
Service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Ethelbert John Mathiowetz was born March 6, 1919 in Mulligan Township to Bartl and Theresa (Reminger) Mathiowetz.
He is survived by his wife, Agnes Mathiowetz of Sleepy Eye; a brother, Tony Mathiowetz of Minneapolis; and a sister, Marie Cook of Sleepy Eye. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Raymond, Ambrose, Wendelin, Alfred, Joseph, Leo, Leonard, Art, and his twin brother, Harrybert in infancy; and a sister, Theresa Nachreiner.
Rose C. Arndt 81, of Floodwood and formerly of New Ulm, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at the Paynesville Community Hospital in Paynesville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Friday, March 19, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with burial in the New Ulm City Cemetery. Father Samuel Perez will officiate.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Thursday; and 7:30 - 9:30 a.m., Friday; at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. The Christian Mothers Society will pray the rosary at 4 p.m., Thursday at the Cathedral. There will be a parish prayer service at 6 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
Rose is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mona and Don Klassen of Lake Elmo, Mary and Warren Bohlmann of St. George, Tricia and Greg Nelson of Danvers, Nancy and John Zaczkowski of St. Cloud; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Ann Arndt of Richmond, Michael Arndt of Floodwood, James and Leona Arndt of Abingdon, Illinois; twenty-six grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 15 foster children; sisters and brothers-in-law, Geraldine and Stuart Fleming of Amery, Wisconsin, Imelda and Ed Roethle of Wilcox, Arizona; a brother-in-law, Sylvester Arndt and his wife Lorraine of New Ulm; a sister-in-law, Arline Skinner of Aurora, Colorado.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vernon Arndt on February 3, 1989; brothers, Don, Lawrence, Ted and Bob Wilson; sisters, Dorothy Kuski, and Vivian Trautmiller.
Rose was born July 6, 1922, in Wagner, South Dakota to William and Mary (Gillespie) Wilson. She married Vernon Arndt on November 3, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri. After marriage they lived in New Ulm where they owned Arndt's Tavern and Grocery for 12 years. She then worked as a cook at Holy Trinity School, BF Goodrich, and 3M. They moved to Melrose in 1967 where she worked at Jenni-O-Foods. They were foster parents to fifteen children from 1975 to 1985.
She was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church in Floodwood, the St. Louis Ladies, Lions Club, VFW Auxiliary, a board member of FSJ and she was a RCIA teacher.
Ethel L. Frazzell, 91, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at Rennes Health Center in Appleton, Wis.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m., Monday, March 22, at the Clear Lake Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery in Severance Township, Sibley County.
Ethel was born on Oct. 20, 1912, in Gibbon, to Ole and Ida (Liaaen) Whim.
Survivors include, three sons, Michael Frazzell, Neenah, Wis., Victor Frazzell, Milwaukee, Wis., James Frazzell, Kansas City, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Anton 'Tony' Frydenlund, 94, of Madelia, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.
Service is 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 20, at Lake Hanska Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is one hour before the service at the church.
Schmucker Funeral Service of Hanska is handling arrangements.
James Ganske, 73, of Sleepy Eye, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at his home.
Services are 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 20, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye with burial in the parish cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Friday and 7:30-9:30 a.m., Saturday, at Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. There will be a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
Mary Rosalie (Pascher) Hillesheim, 81,of Springfield, Minn., died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at her home in Springfield.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 20, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church. The clergy will be Father Dennis Labat.
Interment is Saturday, March 20 in St. Raphael's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Friday; and continues 7:30-10 a.m., Saturday at Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.
Condolences may be sent via e-mail at www.sturmfh.com
Survivors include husband Sylvester 'Vesty' of Springfield; children, Dominic and wife Sandy Hillesheim of Dodge Center, Vince Hillesheim of Cheboygan, MI, Annie and husband Den Grapevine of Brooklyn Park, Jeff and wife Becky Hillesheim of Rogers; grandchildren, Lindsey, Mike, Jennifer and Jaime Hillesheim, Jill and Jodi Grapevine, Theresa and Peter Hillesheim; and sister-in-law- Adoline Pascher of Springfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Joseph and John Pascher.
Mary Rosalie was born October 30, 1922, in Bashaw Township, Brown County, the daughter of Frank and Lena (Bielen) Pascher. She moved with her mother to Springfield in 1937 to the house she lived in her entire life. While attending Springfield High School, Mary worked at the Royal Maid Ice Cream Parlor. Following graduation, she attended one year of Nursing School in Rochester, then worked at the Bell Telephone Company until 1947, eventually becoming the chief telephone operator. On August 27, 1946, Mary was united in marriage to Sylvester 'Vesty' Hillesheim at St. Raphael's Catholic Church. She worked at the Springfield Community Hospital from 1967-1988 and retired as a Medical Secretary. Mary was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church, the Altar Society, St. Monica's Court, Catholic Order of Foresters and St. Raphael's Choir. She was also a member of the Garden Club and the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, where she won multiple awards. Mary loved making floral arrangements for the church and earned many awards at the city's flower shows. She also enjoyed gardening, reading, keeping busy with the card club and family activities.