Everett Collin, 80, of Windom, died Nov. 19, 1998, at Windom Area Hospital. Services were held Monday at the United Methodist Church in Windom with Rev. Jeffrey D. Hansen officiating. Special music was provided by Deann Steele, organist, and Virginia Galle and Marvin Einertson, vocalists. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Windom Golden K Kiwanis Club. Military honors were preformed by the Windom American Legion Post No. 206. Interment will be held at Voth Cemetery at a later date.
Everett Earl Collin was born Sept. 7, 1918, at Swea City, Iowa, to David and Rhoda (Sampson) Collin. The family lived in Aitkin area and Everett was baptized there in the Baptist Church. Ev, as most people knew him, attended the public schools through the eighth grade in Aitkin and after returning to southern Minnesota he completed his education at Sioux Valley and graduated from high school there in 1936. Later he graduated from Mankato State College in 1950 and then did graduate work at the Univeristy of Minnesota graduating from there in 1960. In between years of schooling he served his country honorably in the United States Air Force from 1941 to October 1945. In 1942, Everett married Genevieve May Wilson. Upon his honorable discharge from the Air Force in 1945, he and Gen lived in Cottonwood County until 1950 and then in Pipestone until 1952. In 1960 they moved to Washington D.C. where Ev worked for the National Aeronatics Space Administration. Upon his retirement in 1974, the family returned to live in Windom. Ev was a member of the United Methodist Church of Windom, the American Legion, the Masonic Lodge and Shriners and the Golden K Kiwanis Club. He also contributed time to the Windom Area Chamber of Commerce, the Southwest Area of Aging, the Nutrition Project Council - WCA and the Windom Area Booster Club. He received the mayor’s Medal of Honor and recognition from the National Aerospace Education Association for his many years of teaching.
Survivors include his wife, Gen, of Windom; his children, Carol (Robert) Kendrick of Ellicott City, Md.; Thomas Collin of Brecksville, Ohio; Mary (William) McCormack of Arlington, Texas; Richard Collin of Bismark, N.D.; and Daniel Collin of Windom; 11 grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph Collin of Memphis, Tenn.; Eugene Collin of Windom; David Collin of Heron Lake and two sisters, Anna (Gordon) Berge of Woffer Heights, Calif; and Maxine (Oliver) Courts of Cross Lake.
Services for Alice Nelson, 92, were held Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Brewster with Rev. Ernest Nielsen officiating. Special music was provided by Joanne Nelson, organist, and Jarred Ratzloff, soloist. Alice’s children and grandchildren served as pallbearers. Interment was in the Hersey Cemetery near Brewster.
Alice L. Nelson, 92, was born March 26, 1906, to Adam and Katherina (Diedrich) Bauchle, in Alba Township, Jackson County. She attended country school and graduated from Brewster High School in 1922. Alice continued her education at Mankato Business School. She married Alfred Nelson in 1932. Alice was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 464, the Presbyterian Women of Brewster and was the oldest surviving member of First Presbyterian Church of Brewster.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her son, Ronnie. Survivors include her two sons, Larry (Joanne) Nelson and Richard (Janet) Nelson, all of Windom; one daughter, Mary Kay Anderson of Bingham Lake; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Gordon E. Rand, 72, of Jeffers died Nov. 22, 1998, at his home. Services will be held today (Wednesday) at 10:30 a.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church at Jeffers. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Jeffers Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are pending under the care of Anderson - Schmidt Funeral Home of Jeffers and Windom.
Laverl Oberle, 88, of Jeffers, died at her home Nov. 22, 1998. Services are pending under the care of Anderson - Schmidt Funeral Home in Jeffers and Windom.
Mabel Kuehl, 89, of Heron Lake died April 6, 1999, at the Sogge Good Samaritan Center in Windom. Services were held Saturday at United Methodist Church in Heron Lake with the Rev. Ryan Lord officiating. Special music was provided by Shelley Galle and Jeff Galle. Pallbearers were Dick Smith, Jerome Smith, Larry Smith, John Smith, Greg Sykora, Rodney Smith and Tom Kuehl. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Sykora, Curtis Sykora, Kornell Kuehl, Leonard Holck, Russ McCloud, DuWaine Sykora and Curt Miller. Interment was in the Jeffers Cemetery.
Mabel Luella Sykora, daughter of Charles and Mary (Moreviska) Sykora, was born Feb. 2, 1910, on her parents’ farm north of Westbrook. Mabel grew up on the family farm and attended country school. Following her education, Mabel stayed home and helped around the farm. Mabel married William Holck in 1932. Following their marriage the couple farmed near Westbrook, Renwick, Iowa, and then in the Jeffers area. They moved to Jeffers in 1951 and Mabel worked in a cafe and later was a cook in the school for 20 years. William died in 1974. Mabel married Leonard Kuehl in 1981. Following their marriage the couple lived in Heron Lake. As her health failed, Mabel was cared for by her daughter until she entered the Good Samaritan Center in Windom. Mabel was a member of the United Methodist Church in Heron Lake.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William; three brothers, Elmer, Claude and Vernal; and three sisters, Dorothy Kuehl, Alyce Smith and Ruth Frazee. Survivors include her husband, Leonard, of Windom; her daughter, Mary Ann Holck of Heron Lake; two step-daughters, Ardith (Loren) Voehl of Grand Rapids; and Lorene (Sylvan) Holland of Storden; two sisters, Esther (Lon) Mapes of El Cajon, Calif.; and Jeanette (Wayne) Chaney of Grass Valley, Calif.; two brothers, Clarence Sykora of Marshall and Gerald (Missy) Sykora of Camarillo, Calif.; 9 step-grandchildren; and 14 great-step-grandchildren.
Edgar “Bud” Dunse, 78, of Jackson died April 8, 1999, at the Jackson Medical Center. Services were held Monday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Heron Lake Township, Jackson County, with the Rev. William L. Keller II officiating. Special music was provided by Sarah Hinkeldey. Pallbearers were Fred Henning, Robert Ladehoff, Roland Neitzel, Virgil Richter, Dennis Garms and Dennis Neitzel. Honorary pallbearers were Maynard and Marcella Hohenstein, Delbert and Verina Seimers, Reinhold and Lois Daberkow, Leonard Rients, Dr. Floyd Bertals, Ole Berg, Dr. Milton Peitz and Ray Rehnelts. Interment was at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Delafield Township, Jackson County.
Edgar Frederick Johann Dunse, son of Gustav and Amalia (Kienitz) Dunse, was born June 24, 1920, on his parents’ farm in Delafield Township, Jackson County. Bud was baptized and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Heron Lake Township, Jackson County. Bud grew up on the family farm and attended country and parochial school. Bud married Marcella Neitzel in 1943. Following their marriage the couple farmed in Delafield Township until moving to Lakefield in 1983. Bud worked at the Des Moines rest area and the Clear Lake rest area for many years. Bud was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. He was one of the founders of the Heron Lake Game Producers and served as president, vice president and a director on the board. He was also a member of the Jackson County Conservation League and the Lakefield Kiwanis.
Bud was preceded in death by four sisters, Bondina Mews, Irma Richter, Ella Henning and Alma Garms. Survivors include his wife, Marcella Dunse, of Lakefied; two sons, James (Donna) Dunse of Windom; and Charles (Peggy) Dunse of Windom; four daughters, Susan Clymer of Alpha; Sandra (Joseph) Bartosh of Eldridge, Iowa; Ruth (Glenn) Dicks of Lakefield and Donna (Randy) Hendrickson of Lakefield; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandsons; one step-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Emma Ladehoff of Windom.
Paul Rausenberger, 96, of Westbrook died April 6, 1999, at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Center. Services were held Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook with the Rev. Gordon Trelstad officiating. Special music was provided by Betty Rupp, organist, and Eunice Christensen, vocalist. Pallbearers were Lesley Rausenberger, Gary Busswitz, Delbert Jensen, James Rausenberger, Roger Busswitz and Everett Bevier. Interment was in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Rosehill Township, Westbrook.
Paul Edward Rausenberger, son of Jacob and Emma (Grams) Rausenberger, was born Aug. 5, 1902, in Rosehill Township, Cottonwood County. He was baptized and confirmed at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He attended School District #48 Country School in Rosehill Township. In 1930, he married Helen Kuehl. They farmed south of Westbrook until 1955 when they purchased and operated the former Westbrook Hotel. Paul worked for the Westbrook Light Plant and retired in 1969 when they moved to Westbrook. Both Paul and Helen became residents of the Westbrook Good Samaritan Center in 1993. He was an active member of the Rosehill Emmanuel Lutheran Church where he served as a Deacon. Later he was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; five brothers, Henry, William, Walter, George and Alfred; and three sisters, Freda Busswitz, Nellie Comnick and Stella Jensen. Survivors include his daughter, Vernette (Curtis) Passmore of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Ann Lidtke of Westbrook; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Leona Mattison, 91, of Lamberton died April 11, 1999, at Valley View Manor in Lamberton. Services will be held today (Wednesday) at the Highwater Lutheran Church in rural Lamberton with the Rev. Michael Stangeland officiating. Pallbearers will be Brian Engen, Paul Tews, Terry Quiring, Brant Nerhus, Michael Mattison and Waylon Mattison. Interment will be at Highwater Lutheran Cemetery in Lamberton.
Leona Arlene Quiring, daughter of Peter and Mena (Ellingson) Quiring, was born Feb. 19, 1908, in Highwater Township. She grew up on the family farm in Highwater Township and attended country school in District #3. In 1928, she married Minnerd Mattison. The couple made their home on a farm in Highwater Township where they farmed until retiring in 1962 and moved to Lamberton. Leona was a member of Highwater Lutheran Church, W.E.L.C.A., Highwater Kitchen Band and did volunteer work at Valley View Manor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Minnerd; brothers, Elton, “Bobby”, Lawrence “Shortie” and Walter Quiring; sisters, Vivian and Lilace Quiring. Survivors include her children, Myron (Lois) Mattison of Revere; LuEtta (James) Engen of Lamberton; Arlin (Peggy) Mattison of Jackson; Dennis (Margie) Mattison of Lamberton; and Janet Nerhus of Windom; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bernice (Armin) Kastner of Lamberton; Lila Ness of Siren, Wis.; and a brother Donald (Arliss) Quiring of Lamberton.
Kenneth Clark, 73, of Westbrook died April 11, 1999, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Services were held today (Wednesday) at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook with the Rev. Gordon Trelstad officiating. Special music was provided by Deloris Winter, organist, and Eunice Christensen, soloist. Pallbearers were his grandchildren, David Fowler, Tim Fowler, Heather Krick, Heath Krick, Dustin Krick and Krystle Clark. Honorary pallbearers were Ken Wahl, Rich Albertson, Wayne Micshke, Rob Anderson, Voyne Bunting and Bob Bunting. Interment was at Westbrook City Cemetery with military honors provided by the Westbrook VFW and American Legion.
Kenneth Eugene Clark was born Aug. 25, 1925, to Guy and Iris (Wilde) Clark in Lakefield. He grew up in the Heron Lake area and attended the Red, White and Blue Country School. He graduated from Heron Lake High School. Following graduation he entered the Army in 1944 and served in Okinawa during World War II. He was wounded in action, honorably discharged and received the Purple Heart. In 1948, he married Addeline Nimerfroh. Following their marriage they lived near Dundee where they farmed until moving to Viola, Wis., in 1980. In 1984 they moved to Belvidere, Ill., where Kenny served as sexton of the Belvidere Cemetery. In 1989, following retirement, they moved to Westbrook to make their home. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Kenny was a life-long member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, serving in various VFW positions.
He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Norman and Guy D. Clark. Survivors include his wife, Addie, of Westbrook; two daughters, Judy (Bob) Fowler of Perham; Connie (Roger) Krick of Westbrook; one son, Rick (Susan) Clark of Marshfield, Wis.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lois Legare of Maple Grove; Geneva Dannewitz of Tucson, Ariz.; Donna (Marty) Wendling of Tucson, Ariz.; and one brother, Clifford (Peg) Clark of Brooklyn Park.
Peter Mohlman, 89, died March 27, 1999, at Pine Medical Health Care Center in Sandstone. Services were held April 7 at Peace Lutheran Church in Finlayson with the Rev. Matthew Vrudny officiating. Special music was provided by Veloren Osladil, organist. Pallbearers were Robert Stenke, Joe Koenig, Curt Muller, Robert Beehler, Mike Koenig, Donald Schmidt and Elwyn Muller. Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Peter Fredreck Mohlman, son of Peter and Julia (Mueller) Mohlman, was born April 4, 1909, in Mt. Lake. He grew up and attended rural school near Mt. Lake. Peter spent his life working as a carpenter and as a bellhop at a hotel in Sioux Falls, S.D. He also served in the Army during World War II. For may years he played Santa Claus at Christmas delivering candy and gifts to needy children near his home. Since 1997, he had been a resident of Pine Medical Health Care Center in Sandstone.
Anne Lepp, 91, of Butterfield died April 25, 1999, at the Trimont Nursing Home in Trimont. Services were held today (Wednesday) at the First Mennonite Church in Mt. Lake with the Rev. Raymond Reimer officiating. Special music was provided by Lila Neufeld, organist. Pallbearers were Connie Christensen, Corwyn Lepp, Jason Lepp, Mark Lepp, Michael Lepp, Michelle Lepp, Rodney Lepp, Ryan Lepp and Shawn Lepp. Interment was at Mt. Lake Cemetery.
Anne Henrietta Friesen, daughter of Cornelius and Susanna (Sawatzky) Friesen was born May 12, 1907, in Butterfield Township, Watonwan County. She received her education in country schools and some high school in North Dakota. Anne was baptized in 1922, at Lostwood, N.D. In 1927, Anne married Peter Lepp. They made their home and farmed together near Lostwood until 1937, when they moved to a farm north of Butterfield. They farmed until they retired and moved into Butterfield in 1973. Anne worked for the St. James Greenhouse for 17 years. Peter died in 1988. Anne was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Mt. Lake, the Oak Leaf Mission Society and the Butterfield Garden Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband and three brothers, Ted, Cornelius and Jacob Friesen. Survivors include her three sons, Richard (Jean) Lepp of St. James; James (Donna) Lepp of Butterfield; and Colin (Lois) Lepp of Dodge Center; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, George Friesen of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Susan Enns of Stanley, N.D.; and Mary Lou (Harold) Knickrehm of St. James.
LeRoy Ziegler. 62, of Lakefield died April 24, 1999, at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Services were held Tuesday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakefield with the Rev. Gary Anderson officiating. Special music was provided by Ardis Mickelson. Pallbearers were Jim Rue, Robert Dauffenbach, Roger Weber, Jim Trondson, Paul Brekke, Marv Appel and Lloyd Kruse. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lakefield.
LeRoy Michael Ziegler, son of Michael and Murrel (Bergenske) Ziegler, was born Aug. 26, 1936, in Oakes, N.D. LeRoy was baptized and later confirmed at St. Charles Catholic Church in Oakes. He attended grade school at St. Charles Catholic Schoool in Valley City and graduated from Valley City High School. After graduation, LeRoy lived in Valley City for a short time before moving to California. He married Georgeann Eubanks. The couple moved back to Valley City, N.D., and then to Lakefield in 1966. LeRoy spent much of his life as a truck driver and worked for Land-O-Lakes, Bob Dauffenbach at Dauffenbach Trucking and Blackowski Trucking. He was recently employed at Kruse Paving in Lakefield.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgeann; a son, Tim Carline; and a brother, LaMont “Bud” Ziegler. Survivors include his three sons, Brian Ziegler of Dell Rapids, S.D.; Jim Carline of Minneaplis; and Michael Carline of Lakefield; four sisters, Barbara Weigel of Fargo, N.D.; Jean (Edward) Monson of Lakefield; Joyce (Ronald) Higgins of Bellflower, Calif; and Shirley Hanson of Lakefield and three grandchildren.
William F. Kunze, 86, of Hutchinson died April 19, 1999, at his home. Services were held Friday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with Pastor Don Urbach officiating. Special music was provided by Letty Bernhagen, organist, and Lisa Habeck, soloist. Honorary pallbearers were Nicole Hall, Robert Hall II, Matthew Hall, Roberts Pace III, Julie Pace, Elizabeth Pace, Anthony Pace, Christopher Bishop, Meredith Bishop and Hope Corcoran. A private family interment was held in Hersery Cemetery in Brewster.
William Kunze was born June 18, 1912, in Brewster to Henry and Anna (Hiese) Kunze. William was baptized as an infant and confirmed at the Brewster Lutheran Church. Bill attended the Jackson Country School in Brewster. In 1941, he married Celia Kuehl. They farmed in the Brewster area. In 1957 Bill and Celia moved to Windom where Bill was employed with the city as a boiler operator for many years.
He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Albert Kunze, Charlie Kunze, Henry Kunze, Augusta Thomford, and four siblings that died in infancy, Walter Kunze, Herbert Kunze, Margaret and Mary Anne Kunze. Survivors include his wife, Celia, of Hutchinson; a son, Donald (Debbie) Kunze of Andover; daughters, Connie Bishop of Golden Valley; Diana (Robert) Hall of LeSueur; and Sharon (William) Coyne of Edina; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Elsie Habeck of Worthington and Frieda Mortenson of St. Paul.
Violet Wehmeyer, 90, of Storden died April 25, 1999, at Wiener Memorial Hospital in Marshall. Services will be Thursday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden with Pastor Alan Buresh officiating. Special music will be provided by Ronald Torkelson, vocalist, and Ardelle Swenson, organist. Pallbearers will be Robert Schneider, Edward Foley, Chad Wehmeyer, Arnold Wehmeyer, David Foley, Mike Roberts and Dale A. Wehmeyer. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Violet’s granddaughters. Interment will be at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery in Storden.
Jeffrey Whiting, 17, of Windom died June 12, 1999, in a car-train accident in Windom. Services will be held today (Wednesday) at the Windom Area High School in Windom with Pastor Byron Emmert, Pastor Dennis Siebert, Pastor Michael Emmert and Pastor Jeffrey Hansen officiating. Special music will be provided by Mary LaCanne, Molly Mix, Simone Sunderman and Rachel Ward accompanied by Dustin Stavens and the Windom Chordhustlers. Pallbearers will be Mike Foley, Mike Wojahn, Kent Mickelson, George Bakalyar, Ken Fast and Roger Hoehne. Honorary pallbearers will be the ’50s group. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Windom.
Jeffrey Nathan Whiting, son of Michael and Patricia (Smith) Whiting, was born June 19, 1981, in Atlanta, Ga. He was received into the Christian Faith through Baptism at the Assmbly of God Church in Mt. Lake. Jeff lived in several communities in his lifetime and most recently moved to Windom with his family in 1996. Jeffrey was home schooled at his home in Mt. Lake for part of his elementary education and also attended Mt. Lake Elementary. In May of 1999, Jeffrey graduated from Windom Area High School. He attended the Missionary Alliance Church and was a ctive in church plays and singing in the choirl Jeffrey was also very active during his high school years including One-Act Plays, speech and he took fifth place at state speech his junior year, choir in which he was a letter winner, ’50s group, choir section leader, choir vice-president his senior year, fall musicals, Fiddler on the Roof in 1995, Oklahoma in 1996 and The Sound of Music in 1997, playing the lead, Captain Von Trapp. He was also a letterwinner for the fall musica’s D.A.R.E. role model his senior year, Citizenship Award his junior year and senior class speaker for the senior class of 1999. Jeff also had been working at Nasby Agri-Systems in Windom for the past year.
Survivors include his parents, Michael and Patricia Whiting of Windom; brothers, Josh and Tim Whiting at home in Windom; grandparents, Keith and Geraldine Whiting of Ringsted, Iowa and Sara P. Watson of Cuba, Mo.