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Mrs. Wilhelmine Graf, who died in Truman last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. August Urban, was buried last Friday afternoon from the local Lutheran church, with Rev. H. Heinemann in charge of the services. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery.
Mrs. Graf, nee Tietz, was born on July 16th, 1835 in Friedrichest, Province of Posen, Germany, and at the time of her death had attained the age of 93 years, three months and 38 days. She grew to womanhood in Germany and in the year 1855 was married to Carl Graf, which union was blessed with eight children, one of whom died in infancy. Mr. Graf died in Germany in 1869. Her family grew up in Germany and one by one they immigrated to America.
Mrs. Graf remained in Germany until 1888, when her youngest daughter immigrated to America and she accompanied her. She came to Minnesota and made her home with her sons in Willow Creek township. Since 1895 she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. August Urban, which family has lived here in Truman for the past eight or nine years.
Mrs. Graf passed away on Tuesday, November 14th and is survived by three sons, four daughters, 36 grand-children, 37 great-grand-children and three great-great-grand-children, who have the sympathy of the community in their hour of grief. 
Tietz, Wilhelmine (I2816)
 
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St. Peter Free Press Saturday, 16 June 1917 Page 4 Col 4
«b»August Radke«/b»
August Radke died suddenly of heart failure last Thursday. He had been ill for some time with heart trouble and nervous disorders. The Radke family has lived in this city during the past year, moving here from Luverne, Minnesota.
Mr. Radke was 57 years of age and leaves a wife and six children. They are Mrs. Arthur Harris and Edward Radke of Mankato, Mrs. Lester Hodge and Walter Radke of Truman and Clarence and Violet of St. Peter. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the German Lutheran church. Interment in Greenhill Cemetery. 
Radke, August (I1097)
 
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«b»Arthur Harris Former Resident Dies
«/b» Arthur Harris, 80, a resident of St. Peter until a year ago, died Saturday, December 8 at St. Lucas Convalescent Home, Faribault.
Services were December 11 (Tuesday) at Klein Funeral Home, St. Peter, the Rev. Dale Johnson officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery, St. Peter.
He is survived by his wife, Meta; two sons, Glenn of Omaha, Neb. and Lyle of Minneapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Grace Wical of Aurora, Ore. 
Harris, Arthur Gilbert (I2801)
 
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«b»Daniel C. Foelster«/b», janitor of the German Lutheran church, corner Spring and Second streets, died very suddenly this morning at 3 o'clock of erysipelas of the face at the family residence 120 Pine street. Mr. Foelster has only been sick one week and during his short illness he had suffered terribly with that dreaded disease.
Deceased was a son of Mr. Mrs. Max Foelster and he was 67 years of age. He is survived by a wife, three sons and five daughters. Funeral services will be held at the German Lutheran church, the date to be announced later. The interment will be at the German Lutheran cemetery. 
Foelster, Daniel Christian (I6196)
 
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... On Thursday of last week while eating his noonday meal, August Radke succumbed to an attach of heart failure. The deceased was born on the 25th day of May, 1860, in the state of Wisconsin, and therefore was 57 years old at the time of his death. His death came as a shock to his relatives and friends. He came to Minnesota when a child of 10 years old and lived here ever since. Besides his sorrowing wife he is survived by six children: Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Hodge, Edward, Walter, Clarence and Violet. He was a good husband and father and his untimely death is mourned by all. 
Radke, August (I1097)
 
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...the claim of Johann Wolf has been established and duly consummated in conformity to law for the Lot numbered one of Section twenty-two in Township one hundred and six North of Range thirty-six Westo of the Fifth Principal Merician in Minnesota containg ten acres and ten hundreths of an acre,,, 
Wolf, Johann (I2985)
 
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Lange, Andrea Christiane Urbansen (I8706)
 
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Lange, Carl Nicolai Urbansen (I8720)
 
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Lange, Urban Brun Aaskov (I4425)
 
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According to the records officially obtained by Walter Edward Wiese from the St. Paul Children's Home Society on July 18, 1933, he was named THOMAS CARTER and was born to MARGARET CARTER, age 26, Irish Catholic and SARSFIELD WILLIAMSON, age 26, Irish laborer on March 29, 1911. His mother took him to the Children's Home Society in August of 1911 stating that the father had deserted the family and that she ws unable to care for he child. When the Wiese family adopted him on Nov. 14, 1912 the court allowed his name to be changed to WALTER EDWARD WIESE. It is interesting to note that after receiving this information he named his son Thomas Carter, as did his daughter, Sandra, who also named one of her sons Thomas Carter. 
Wiese, Walter Edward (I5303)
 
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Aderman, Herbert A., age 87, of South St. Paul, on May 5, 2002. Preceded in death by wife, Erma. Survived by son, Ronald (Margaret); grandson, Patrick Aderman; many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service 10AM Wednesday at the CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH, 5th Ave. S. and W. Douglas, South St. Paul. Visitation 4-8PM Tuesday (TODAY) at SOUTHERN FUNERAL HOME, 414 Marie Ave., SSP., and 1 hour prior to service at church. Interment Ft. Snelling. Memorials preferred.
Edition: City
Page: B7
Copyright (c) 2002 St. Paul Pioneer Press 
Aderman, Herbert August W. (I5188)
 
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Albin Kotchevar, 91 of Westland, Michigan, formerly of Ely, dies

Albin Kotchevar, 91 of Westland, Michigan, formerly of Ely, MN passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Garden City Hospital, in Garden City, Michigan. He was born July 23, 1922 in Ely, Minnesota to Frances and Anton Kotchevar. Albin was raised and educated in Ely schools, graduating in 1940 from Ely Memorial High School.
He worked in the mine until he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942. He served on the USS Leyte in the Pacific until he was honorably discharged in 1948. After the war, Albin became engaged to former classmate Rose Lanfranchi. Albin and Rose were married in Detroit, Michigan on April 30, 1949. He worked as an engineer for General Motors until his retirement in 1980.
Albin is survived by daughters Rose Ann (Micheal) McHugh of Bloomfield Hills, MI and Jeanne (Scott) Fuller of Livonia, MI; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose, of 48 years; a young son, Joseph Kotchevar; his parents, a sister and two brothers. Albin was cremated and will be buried in the Ely cemetery. 
Kotchevar, Albin (I5250)
 
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Area man, 25, found shot in Fairbanks
Alaska state troopers last week reported finding the body of Don Grunewald, 25, formerly of the Windom area. He had been shot.
When he was reported missing from his job as a cook in a Fairbanks hotel, troopers began a search and found his body in a gold dredge. It was estimated that he had died Dec. 30 or 31.
An autopsy was ordered.
Grunewald had gone to Alaska to work early last fall after working in Windom during the summer.
Funeral services were held Friday at Brainerd, where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Grunewald, make their home.
Relatives from the area who survive are his grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Grunewald of Windom; a brother, Glen, of WIndom; four uncles, Donald and Ernest, both of Windom; Richard fo Kinbrae; Dudley of Bingham Lake; two aunts, Mrs. Henry Ysker of Wilder and Mrs. Richard Horkey of Windom. He also has two sisters, Kerry and Kristi, both of Brainerd. 
Grunewald, Donald Norman (I6077)
 
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Beach, North Dakota: Gerald William Lechler, age 74, of Beach, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Beach. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Beach. A Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Beach. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Beach with Father Dan Berg officiating. Rite of Committal with Military Honors will be held at 1:00 P.M. (CST) on Thursday, January 24, 2013 in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, North Dakota. Following the committal service coffee and bars will be served in the activity center of the Spirit of Life Catholic Church in Mandan. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Beach has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Gerald was born on April 9, 1938, the son of Frank and Olive (Kippley) Lechler in Beach. He began his education at Lapla Country School North of Beach. Gerald graduated from Beach High School with the class of 1957. Gerald enlisted in the United States Army on October 9, 1957 in Fargo, North Dakota and served until he received his honorable discharge on July 15, 1959 when he returned to Beach.
Gerald met and later married Verona Wegley on August 25, 1964 at St. John's Catholic Church in Beach. To this union three children were born; Pam, Paul and Patty. Gerald loved farming and especially raising sheep. He was an avid reader and enjoyed watching television. He spent a lot of time in the garage doing wood working projects, going to auctions, shopping for antiques and old cars. Gerald enjoyed spending time visiting with his coffee crew at Cenex. Most of all he loved to watch his grandchildren's sports and activities.
Gerald was involved in many programs and received several awards throughout the years including the NDSU Farming Award, United States Army Good Conduct Medal, FFA, Knights of Columbus, Jaycee's, the American Legion, the North Dakota Stockmen's Association and the Montana Wool Growers Association.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents.
Gerald is survived by his wife Verona of Beach/Bismarck, North Dakota; two daughters, Pam (Dean) Mastel and their children, Becky and Katie Mastel of Bismarck and Patty (Duane) Steffes and their children, Matthew, Kayla, Eric and Mia Steffes of Bismarck; one son, Paul (Janell Dschaak) Lechler and their children, Landon and Lateasha Lechler of Beach and Jase, Trey and Cade Dschaak of Wibaux; one sister, Joanne (Glenn) McCrory of Linton, North Dakota; one brother, Larry (Eileen) Lechler of New England, North Dakota and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Lechler, Gerald William (I2692)
 
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Beach, North Dakota: Leona Nagel, age 94, Beach, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Maple View North in Bismarck, North Dakota. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Beach. A Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Beach. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, April 12, 2013 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Beach with Father Dan Berg Celebrating and Father David Morman Concelebrant. Concelebrant. Rite of Committal will be at St. John The Baptist Catholic Cemetery
Leona was born on July 23, 1918, in Beach, a daughter of Christina and Bill Kippley; one of nine children. She grew up on the Kippley farm south of Beach, where she received her early education at Cox Elementary School and later graduated from Beach High School with the class of 1936. After high school, she continued working on her parents' farm where she met her future husband Richard Nagel. In 1939 Leona and Richard married at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Wibaux, Montana. They worked for her father, Bill Kippley, eventually taking over the family farm and continued farming until 1988 when they moved to Beach. Leona and Richard were married for seventy three years.
Leona was known for her cooking and also baking cakes for birthdays and weddings for many years. Leona enjoyed gardening, sewing, stitchery and being near her family. Richard and Leona enjoyed square dancing for many years. She was active in St. Anne's Guild at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Beach.
Leona is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and four sisters.
Leona is survived by her husband, Richard; one daughter, Karen of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sons, Gary (Pam) Nagel of Bowman, North Dakota and their children, Nicole, Anthony, Vanessa and Veronica and Curtis (Peg) Nagel of Fruita, Colorado and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Kippley, Leona (I2396)
 
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Bertha Marie Watson
Bertha Marie Watson, age 94, a lifelong resident of Edina, Missouri, passed away Saturday, November 2, 1996 at the Knox County Nursing Home at Edina, Missouri.

The daughter of James Jasper and Catherine Collins Allen, she was born May 15, 1902 at Edina, Missouri.

She was united in marriage to Ray Roosevelt Watson on July 12, 1924 at Monticello, Missouri and he preceded her in death on October 7, 1967.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Warford and her husband, W. J. of Rayton, Missouri, a son-in-law, Jerome Kurth and his wife Betty of North Kansas City, Missouri; three grandchildren, Marilyn Warford Jones and her husband Kirk of Blue Springs, Missouri, Cindy Kurth Davis and her husband Donnie of Edina, Missouri and Craig Kurth and his wife Ellen of Blue Springs, Missouri; six great-grandchildren, Kyle and Kevin Jones, Leah and Meagan Davis and Alexandria and Zachary Kurth; one sister, Clara Allen Reese of Pineville, Missouri, a special sister-in-law, Myrtle Allen of Edina, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her father in 1905, her mother on September 1, 1962, a step-father, Luther Burch in 1945 and a daughter, Ruth Ann Watson Kurth on November 19, 1992; five brothers, Charles Robert Allen, Edward Allen both in infancy, John Allen in 1963, Ode J. Allen in 1985 and Emmet F. Allen in 1988 and one sister, Mary Estella Allen in infancy.

She was reared in Edina, Missouri, and graduated from the Edina High School in 1923. She was employed as a sales clerk for the Sandknop Department Store at Edina, Missouri for many years.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church at Edina, Missouri. She was a life member of the United Methodist Women and had served as president many terms. She was also a Charter member of the M. C. Literary Club, past member of the P.E.O., Edina Extension Club and the Priscella Club.

Burial will be in the Linville Cemetery at Edina, Missouri.

Hudson-Rimer Funeral Homes Edina Chapel, Edina, Missouri in charge of services. 
Allen, Bertha Marie (I1973)
 
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Peters, Leona Esther Mary (I9247)
 
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Broughton, John Loren (I9248)
 
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Broughton Walter L mldr Beloit Castings r1860 Calumet av 
Broughton, Walter L. (I9764)
 
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Cedar Rapids Gazette June 5, 1962, Divorce Decrees: Clara Drake from Donald E. Drake 
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Dennis William Bell was born on December 10th, 1946 to Estelle Kroning Bell and Victor Joseph Bell, Sr. in Chicago, IL. He is survived by his older brother Victor (Buddy), and younger sister Judith (Judy). He was raised with his siblings on the south side of Chicago. He attended Louis Pasteur grade school and Gage Park High School in Chicago. Dennis attended Augustana College at Rock Island, IL where he met Marjorie Elin Malm better known as Marji. Dennis earned a bachelor's degree in geology, but after college he worked in management systems and eventually found himself working as a corporate collector. In the 1990's, he partnered with a friend to run a collection agency, First Central Collection Agency. He finished his career as a collector with Brady Corp in Milwaukee. After retirement, Dennis worked part time as a building supervisor for the Brown Deer Recreation Program until his hospitalization in late October.

Dennis and Marji married in 1970 and lived in the Chicago area until they moved to Milwaukee in 1979. They have three children: Rebecca, Jeremiah (JJ), and James. As a family, they enjoyed traveling, camping, playing games, pets, and having fun together. As their children aged, Dennis became a second father to many of his children's friends. They looked to him as a role model. Dennis and Marji opened their home to many of them.

Their family grew to include son-in-law Bill Boppre and daughter-in-law Jessica Furlong-Bell. Dennis was a proud grandfather to Harper Bell and Caleb, Abby, and William Boppre.

In his free time, Dennis enjoyed various home improvement projects both at his house and at his children's houses. He worked with J.J. as business partner for 10 years owning and operating residential real estate, and for the last year worked on opening a sober house in one of them.

Dennis enjoyed singing in the St. John's Church choir, helping with special projects at church, and spending time with his family and grandkids. He was also a beer connoisseur, always enjoying a new brew.
Dennis was strong in his faith and his belief in Eternal Life. He was a caring person, often more concerned about those around him than himself and a witness to his faith in his daily life. He also had a great sense of humor, never failing to try to make someone laugh.

After a short battle with lung disease, Dennis entered eternal life November 29th, 2014 while at his home in Glendale, with his wife by his side.

Dennis was a caring, giving person, a smart man, and taught us the value of faith, service to others, giving our time, and loving all those around us.

Visitation will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 7877 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale, WI 53217 on Friday, December 5th from 3:30 - 6:45 PM. Funeral service will begin at 7:00 PM. Burial will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park on Saturday, December 6th at 10:00 AM.

Instead of a gift flowers that many send with the loss of a loved one, we have chosen to suggest a donation to one of 3 organizations, chosen by his children. Dennis understood the importance of each organization and gave his support. Please consider honoring Dennis in this way.

Becca would like to support education. Marji and Dennis felt it was important to raise their children in a Christian environment. They sent them to St. John's Lutheran grade school in Glendale to start their education. Their choice to educate them in this environment, helped them learn about Jesus and how to live their lives, and has helped shape them into the adults they are today. They are a reflection of what was important to Dennis and Marji for their children to learn. Becca and Bill have also sent their three children to St. John's to follow in the footsteps of starting Christian education at an early age. As a private school, St. Johns always benefits from donations to improve the education and opportunities for the children at the school. Becca and Bill's organization of choice is St. John's Lutheran Grade School in Glendale. For more information on the school and church, please visit www.stjohnglendale.com. Donations can only be made via check to "St. John's Lutheran School" with a notation of "Dennis Bell" in the memo line, and can either be mailed to the school itself or to the Bell house. We would ask the school to utilize funds in the way they feel most appropriate.

James and his wife, Jessica, have been blessed with a beautiful daughter, Harper Grace through adoption. Dad was able to form a special bond with Harper, as he was one of her caretakers, driving to their house weekly to watch her while her parents worked. Dad was able to enjoy this special time with Harper until this past summer, when he had just generally not started to feel well. Dad cherished this special time with his little gal. The adoption service they used, Bethany Christian, is a non-profit organization, mostly supported with grants. More information on Bethany can be found here on their website www.bethany.org. James and Jessica would like to support Bethany with donations to enable them to continue to help children find their forever families. To donate to Bethany, please visit https://www.bethany.org/main/donate-credit-card. There is an option at the bottom of this page to give in memory/honor of someone. Please indicate "Dennis Bell" here.

J.J. and Dad have worked as business partners for the past 10 years owning and operating residential real estate. About 6 years ago, they had discussed the idea of opening a sober house. To learn more about what a "sober house" is you can read about it online at www.soberhouse.net. Last year around this time, the opportunity they were waiting for had presented itself. Over this last year, J.J. and Dad have remodeled one of their properties with the intention of having this dream come to a reality. A few months ago they partnered together to form Second Chances Sober Living, LLC. With the direction of J.J.'s collective life experiences and Social Work background, and Dads' support and encouragement, Second Chances Sober Living, LLC is close to opening its doors. Second Chances Sober Living, LLC will be a drug and alcohol free living environment for men in recovery. This sober house promotes recovery for those transitioning from residential treatment back into society by requiring residents to become an active participant in their recovery from addiction by working a 12-step program, getting a job, and submitting to random drug and alcohol screening amongst other things. Upon graduation from this 6 month program, the goal is to have equipped these men to be acclimated back to becoming productive citizens that are sober, employed, and have learned the skills necessary to maintain an independent addiction free life. Den has put in a lot of time and work on the property with J.J. to get it ready to open. A donation to this organization would be utilized to help with start-up costs of the business itself, printed information, office supplies, website set up and other operational costs that support the 24hr on-site staff. J.J. has chosen to ask for funding to help get him up and running quicker, so that he can be of service to those struggling with and wanting to recover from drug and alcohol addiction. You can donate to Second Chances Sober Living, LLC at www.gofundme.com/i5u3ao.

We want to sincerely thank all of our family and friends who have supported us during this very unexpected, difficult time in our lives. We are amazed at the outpouring of prayers, kind words, hugs, and support in many other ways. Thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts.

Marji, Becca, Bill, J.J, James, Jessica, Caleb, Abby, William, and Harper. - See more at: http://www.churchandchapel.com/obituary/Dennis-William-Bell/Milwaukee-WI/1456645#sthash.foOYaIQr.dpuf 
Bell, Dennis William (I10683)
 
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Edward Radtke
Edward Radtke, 83, of Mt. Lake, died October 24, 2004 at the Good Samaritan Village in Mt. Lake.
Visitation will be at Bjerum Funeral Home in Mt. Lake on Thursday, from 4:30--7 p.m. and Friday from 7:30-8 a.m.
Visitation will also continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, at Lakeview Gospel Church in Mt. Lake with Rev. Richards Korns,, Rev. Robert Radtke and Rev. Merwin Dick officiating.
Interment will be at the Delft Cemetery in Delft.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bjerum Funeral Home in Mt. Lake.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at www.sturmfh.com
Edward Gerhard Radtke, the son of Carl William and Kathryn (Penner) Radtke was born April 15, 1921, in Lodi, Calif. He grew up with his family and received his education in the Mt. Lake and Butterfield areas.
Ed served his country in the U.S. Army from June 1942 thru September 1945, including several battles in Africa and Europe. Ed was held as a prisoner of war from November 20, 1944 to September 27, 1945. He earned six battle stars, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Citation and Infantryman's Combat Badge.
On October 18, 1945, Ed married Gertie Lucille Menken at the Christian Reformed Church near Mt. Lake. They farmed in the Butterfield and Delft areas until 1962, when he purchased a welding shop in Mt. lake with George Janzen. Later in his career he became the sole owner of the shop.
Ed enjoyed fishing, working with stained glass, traveling, and Christmas lights and displays. He was also an avid bowler in Comfrey, St. James, WIndom and Mt. Lake.
He was very patriotic and flew his country's flag with respect. Ed had a very strong faith and was active on many committees at Immanuel Mennonite Church in Delft. He was also a member fo the Mt. Lake American Legion Post. Ed loved children and will be remembered for his quick wit.
Survivors include his wife, Gertie Radtke of Mt. Lake; two sons, DeLyle (Pam) Radtke, and LeRoy (Diane) Radtke all of Mt. Lake; two daughters, Linda Coe of Pleasanton, Calif., and Judith (Jerry) Friesen of Omaha, Neb.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Garry (Twyla) Radtke of Bellevue, Texas and Robert (Ione) Radtke of Fresno, Calif.; and two sisters, Lorraine (Abe) Adrian and Esther Redekop, all of Mt. Lake. 
Radtke, Edward Gerhard (I9941)
 
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Farmer Dies Under Tractor
Machine Overturns In Ditch, Pins Man Underneath At Amboy
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«/b»Amboy, Minn. (AP) -- A rural Amboy farmer was injured fatally Tuesday night when his tractor overturned in a drainage ditch and pinned him beneath the seat.
The victim was Alvin Mitzner one of four brothers operating a Pleasant Township farm 25 miles southwest of Mankato.
Mitzner was hauling hay bales at a neighbor's farm when the mishap occurred. Another man saw the overturned tractor, but was unable to free Mitzner. He summoned help, but the victim died before reaching a hospital. 
Mitzner, Alvin Carl Emil (I9895)
 
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File # 14839
State of Minnesota County of Blue Earth In Probate Court
Certificate of Probate
In the Matter of the Estate of Augusta E. Boelter, Decedent
Be It Remembered, That on the day of the date hereof at a General Term of said Probate Court, pursuant to the notice duly given, the last will and testament of Augusta E. Boelter, Decedent, late of the said County of Blue Earth, bearing date the 4th day of June 1943, and being the annexed written instrument, was duly proved before the Probate Court, in and for the County of Blue Earth aforesaid; and was duly allowed and admitted to probate by said Court according to law; as and for the last Will and Testament of said Augusta E. Boelter, deceased, which said last Wll and Testament is recorded and the examination taken thereon filed in this office.

Filed this 3rd day of January 1952 and recorded together with the Will attached in Book O of records of Will. page 65

In Testimony Whereof, the Judge of the Probate Courth of said County has hereunto set his hand and affixed the seal of said Court at Mankato, in said County this 3rd day of January 1952.
signed J. R. Keasens [sic} Judge of Probate 
Graf, Augustav Enstine (I5164)
 
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Fleming County Clerk's Office, Flemingsburg, KY. Will Book C, pp. 106-7:
"In the name of God Amen. I Asa Reeves of Fleming County and State of Kentucky being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory considering the uncertainty of this mortal life do make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner and form following that is to say. First it is my will and desire that all my just debts be speedily and punctually paid. Item I give and bequeath to William Reeves one hundred acres of land lying in Fleming County and State aforesaid being part of the tract of land I now live on it being the land that I gave the said William Reeves the privilege of selling which he has done. Item I give to Elias Reeves one hundred acres of land being part of the tract that I now live on which I gave him the privilege to sell and he has sold it. Item I give and bequeath to Jabez Reeves one hundred acres of land being part of the tract of land I now live on which I have made a deed of gift for which will show the boundaries of said land. Item I give and bequeath to Asa Reeves one hundred acres of land being the place that I purchased of my son Wm. Reeves and is part of that I now live on. Item It is my will and desire that the ballance (sic) of my land be equally divided between George Reeves and Isaac Reeves and that Isaac Reeves' part is to be laid off so as to include the buildings and orchard where I now live. Item All the remainder of my Estate it is my will and desire that it be equally divided amongst my six daughters Ann Dogget Crooke, Susannah Reeves, Sally Collinsworth Mahan, Elizabeth Jones, Margaret Burk, Jane Carter, and my adopted son Benjamin Reeves. I appoint my son George Reeves Executor to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the seventh day of July one thousand and eight hundred and nineteen.Asa X Reeves sealmarkSigned and sealed published and declared by the above named Asa Reeves to be his will and testament in Presence of usJames Blair, Thomas Summers, William W. Blair 
Reeves, Asa (I10245)
 
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Frances W. Tasto
Frances Wollschlager Tasto was born Oct. 23, 1879 to parents Theodore and Mathilda Wollschlager in Fuerstenau, Germany. She came to America as a youg girl. She was married in 1900 to August Tasto who preceded her in death in 1938.
Surviving are three daughters, Marie, Mrs. Geo. Nordmarken fo Minneapolis, Elizabeth, Mrs. Chester Nelson of Omaha, Nebr., and Ann, Mrs. Geo. Lindquist of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Besides seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is survived by four sisters, Martha, Mrs. August Nitz of Milbank; Sr. M. Pancratia SSND of Owatonna, Minn; mary Wollschlager of Madison and Agnes, Mrs. Anton Plathe of Barry; two brothers, John of Madison and Alois of Ortonville, besides many nieces and nephews.
Relatives attending the funeral from out of town were from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Minneapolis, Willmar, Ortonville, Big Stone, Barry, Nassau, Rosen and Bellingham.
Funeral services and mass was held at St. Michael's church, Madison, Nov. 28, 1967 at 10 a.m. by Rev. Anthony Plathe of Barry, a nephew of the deceased. 
Wollschlager, Franciska (I5566)
 
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Francis "Franny" Stangl
Obituary
Francis "Franny" Stangl, 64, Buckman, died 07-06-2012.

Arrangements: Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service, Pierz. Vis: all at church 4-8 p.m. Mon., July 9 and after 9 a.m. until time of Services: 10:30 a.m. Tue., July 10 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Buckman. 
Stangl, Francis Jerome (I2967)
 
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Harry L. Milberger, 85 of Carlton, formerly of Cloquet, died Monday, May 12, 2008 in St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth. He was born in 1922, the son of Frank and Hannah Milberger. Harry graduated from Cloquet and then worked in the CCC Camps. He was a World War II veteran, serving from 1943 to 1946 as a medical technician in the 759th Hospital Ship Platoon. Harry married Gladys Moen on March 17, 1959 in Cloquet. He was employed by Northwest Paper/Potlatch Corporation for 43 years. Harry was a proud union member serving in many capacities for Local 97 Paper Workers and Local 939 Firemen and Oilers. He was a member of the Potlatch Quarter Century Club, Finlandia Beach Club and a 50+ year member of the Cloquet American Legion. Harry was a cribbage player and taught his grandchildren to play. He enjoyed watching softball and baseball, had a love of dogs, enjoyed debating politics with anyone, had a keen interest in current events and was known to enjoy a beer at the Legion. Harry loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time on his brother-in-law's farm in Esko. After his retirement, he especially enjoyed spending time with his brother, 'Shorty'. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandy Anderson on Aug. 19, 2001 and a brother, Gordon Milberger. Harry is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gladys of Carlton; his four children, Rick Moen, Linda Anderson and Jeff Milberger, all of Cloquet and Karl (Nicole) Milberger of Mahtowa; one brother, William 'Shorty' (Lorraine) of Cloquet; two sisters, Muriel Johnson of Barnum and Mary Warner of Cloquet; a sister-in-law, Mardelle Milberger of Carlton; a very special nephew, Denny Milberger; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandson. VISITATION:4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008 in the Fireside Room of Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet with Military Honors at 7 p.m. accorded by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute, see www.northlandfuneralhome.com 
Milberger, Harry Laverne (I10746)
 
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Helen M. Bell
WITT-- Helen M. Bell, 85, of Witt died at 7:20 a.m. Friday at Hillsboro Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Barbara's Church, Witt, with burial in St. Barbara's Cemetery.
Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Witt, is in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are one son, Thomas of Witt; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Raasch of Janesville, Wis. 
Peters, Helen M. (I424)
 
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Helen Rose Ulfers, age 91, of Wibaux, Montana, formerly of Beach, North Dakota, died on Monday, January 28, 2008 at the Wibaux County Nursing Home in Wibaux.

A Vigil will be held at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, January 30, 2008 in the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Beach. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Friday, February 1, 2008 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beach with Rev. Fr. David Richter officiating. Rite of Committal will follow at St. John's Cemetery in Beach. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Beach is entrusted with arrangements.

Helen was born on January 7, 1917 on the family farm near Beach, North Dakota, a daughter of William C. and Christine (Otremba) Kippley. She received her early education in country schools south of Beach and graduated from Beach High School with the class of 1935.

Helen was married to Donald Leroy Ulfers in Wibaux, Montana on August 13, 1936. After their marriage they lived on the family farm north of Beach.

Helen was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beach and St. Anne's Guild. She had worked at Clara's dress shop and was a 4-H leader. Helen enjoyed volunteering at the church and loved to help with Bingo at the Golden Valley Manor. She enjoyed embroidery, knitting, raising bum lambs as well as gardening and raising chickens.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Donald; brothers, Werner, Frank, Albert and William Kippley Jr.; sisters, Olive Lechler, Clara Kippley and Ethel MacDougall and one great grandson, Angelo Ulfers; sons-in-law, Pat Kleppe, Jim Roth and Terry Gress.

Helen is survived by one son, James Ulfers and his wife Mary Anne of Beach; three daughters, Jeanne Roth of Napoleon, North Dakota, Judy Gress of Farmington, Minnesota and Jeanette Hayden and her husband Ross of Fairbanks, Alaska; one sister, Leona Nagel and her husband Richard of Beach, 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Ethel Kippley and one brother-in-law Dick MacDougall. 
Kippley, Helen Rose (I2395)
 
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Howard J. Johnson, 65, Embarrass and Virginia, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1993, in his Virginia home. He was born in Two Harbors and grew up and attended school in Brimosn, Minn. He was an Army veteran and served as an air-sea rescue operator. He moved to Embarrass and Virginia in 1954. He worked for DM&IR Railway, Folley Brothers Construction and Erie Mining Company, retiring as a maintenance mechanic in 1978 after 21 years of service. He was a member of VFW Post 1539 of Babbitt, Masonic Lodge 264 A.F. & A. M., Virginia and Pratt Volden American Legion Post 239, Virginia. Three infant sons and two infant daughters died previously. Survivors includ his wife, Madelia "Mickey"; a daughter, Delores "Dolly" Week of Babbitt; two sisters, Agnes Elmstrand and Grace Elmstrand, both of North Branch, Minn.; a brother John Henry of Brimson; and two grandsons. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and will continue from 10 until the 11 a.m. services Tuesday in Range Funeral Home, Virginia. Burial will be in Brimson Cemetery, Brimson. Military rites will be accorded by the Babbitt VFW Post 1539. 
Johnson, Howard Jerome (I94)
 
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I, Augusta E. Boelter of Amboy in the county of Blue Earth and State of Minnesota, being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament.

First, I order and direct that my Executor hereinafter named, pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.
Second, after the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Hattie A. Allen of Amboy, Minnesota, all my real and personal property.
I am aware of the fact that I have other children, but in recognition of care and partial support I have received from my daughter Hattie A. Allen, I am making her my sole and only legatee.
Lastly, I make, constitute and appoint E. C. Wingen of Amboy, Minnesota to be Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the 4th day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty-three.
(signed by Augusta Boelter)

Last Will and Testament of Augusta Boelter of Amboy, Minn.
Filed Dec. 7, 1951
Edna D. Jones
Clerk of Probate 
Graf, Augustav Enstine (I5164)
 
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Informaton on his SS5 (Social Security Application) Harry John Newton of Ontonagon, Michigan employed by Lake Superior Lumber Corporation of Ontonagon, Michigan age at last birthday 54 date of birth April 2 1882 at Burlingham, Michigan Father's name Jack Newton Mother's name Sarah Middlebrook male white signed 5 Dec 1936 by Harry Newton. 
Newton, Harry John (I10)
 
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JANESVILLE - John G. Urbanowski, age 88, of Janesville, died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 29, 1917, son of the late Henry and Mary (Templin) Urbanowski. He married Alice Schlimgen on Sept. 10, 1949. He is survived by three children, Sharon Urbanowski of McFarland, David (Chris) Urbanowski of Martinsville, Ind., and Dennis Urbanowski of Janesville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at ST. WILLIAM CATHOLIC CHURCH, Janesville. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH-ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME, Janesville, (608) 752-2444.
Edition: ALL
Page: A6
Copyright, 2006, Madison Newspapers, Inc 
Urbanowski, John George (I9501)
 
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Jeanette E. Simola, 63, of Aurora, a former resident of Two Harbors, died Thursday in White Community Hospital in Aurora. She was born in Two Harbors and had lived in Aurora for the past 30 years. She worked for a time as a seamstress for Clute-Peabody Corp. in Eveleth and was an assembly technician for the Ramsgate Corp., also in Eveleth. she traveled though Africa and Central America with her husband in the 1960s. She wrote prose and poetry. She was past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, John E. of Aurora; a son, John E. Jr. of Monticello, Minn.; her mother, Susie Johnson of Duluth, three brothers, Parnell Johnson of Seattle, Earl "Hort" Johnson of Mesa, Ariz. and Clarence "Booksa" Johnson of Two Harbors; three sisters, Irene Nault of Grand Marais, Evelyn Dineen of Duluth and Margaret "Dolly" Oling of Two Harbors; and three grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Two Harbors. Visitations will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today in Ziemer-Moeglein Funeral Home in Aurora, and from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Svendsen-Johnson Funeral Home in Two Harbors. 
Johnson, Jeanette Everalda (I343)
 
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John E. Simola Sr., 77, of rural Aurora died Wednesday day, June 3, 1998, in the skilled nursing facility of White Community Hospital, Aurora, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born May 16, 1921, in Brimson, Minn., to Hjalmer and Edla (Tammi) Simola. He resided in Two Harbors for several years prior to moving to Aurora in 1954. He traveled the world as a heavy equipment mechanic working in Iceland, Liberia, East Africa, Somolia, Kenya and Turneffe Island Lodge in the Caribbean. His travels also took him to Spain, Portugal, Finland, Denmark, Italy, France, and Holland. Locally he worked for the Iron Range Railroad in Two Harbors, Foley Brothers Construction in Hoyt Lakes, Woodrich Construction and Lamppa Construction.
He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Two Harbors and the former Moose Lodge of Aurora. He also served with the CC Caps during the 1930s. He married Jeanette E. Johnson on September 30, 1944. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Jeanette; and a twin brother at birth. He is survived by his son, John Simola Jr. of Monticello, Minn.; grandsons Erick, Jeff and Tim Simola, all of Monticello; brothers Wayne (Esther) and William "Bill", both of Brimson; sisters Vienno Walkama of Makinen, Esther Ellingsen of Two Harbors and Ruth (Harry) McKinney of Brimson; and a special friend, Ellen Sandstedt of Palo.
Visitation: 9:30 until the 10:30 a.m. funeral service Saturday in St. Mark's Luthern Church, Palo. Rev. John Reppe officiating. Graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday in Two Harbors Cemetery. Military honors accorded by the Quayle-Schuster-Truman-Muhich American Legion Post of Aurora. Arrangements by Ziemer- Moeglein Shataye Funeral Home of Aurora. 
Simola, John Erick (I46)
 
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John Van Hout, age 85 of Big Stone City, SD passed away February 12, 2010 at Northridge Residence in Ortonville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, February 15th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Big Stone City.

Father Daniel Wolfgram will officiate and burial will be in the St. Charles Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday at St. Charles Catholic Church beginning at 5 p.m. followed by a scripture and rosary service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church Monday morning, one hour prior to the Mass.

Honorary bearers will be: Tara (Knoll) Huebner, Valerie (Knoll) Zumwalt, Heather Vanorny, Jerianne Lindman, and Elly Williams. Casket bearers will be: Dylan Jost, Tyler Osmera, Kyle Osmera, Matt Williams, Brian Vanorny, Gary Knoll, Chris Williams, Curt Lindman, Gerald Osmera, and Randy Jost.

Military honors will be provided by the American Legion, Gertje-Van Lith Post # 229, Big Stone City, SD and V.F.W.Big Stone Lake Post #3964, Ortonville, MN.

John Alfred Van Hout was born April 15, 1924, in Grant County, SD. He was the son of John Edward and Ida Ella (Jurgens) Van Hout. He attended school in Big Stone City. He served in the United States Army in Germany during World War II. He was united in marriage on November 5, 1946, with Geraldine Kvidera in Ortonville, MN.

John was a life long resident of Big Stone City. He worked as a carpenter for Lundberg Construction. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, a school board member and a member of the fire department. John was a lifetime member of both the American Legion and the V.F.W.

John Van Hout is survived by his wife, Geraldine of Big Stone City, SD; nine children: Mike Van Hout of Big Stone City, SD; Carol and husband Gary Knoll of Ortonville, MN; Dave Van Hout and Theresa Vanorny of Watertown, SD; Marion and husband Randy Jost of Custer, SD; Deb and husband Curt Lindman of Blaine, MN; Karen and husband Chris Williams of Winona, MN; Gary and wife Donna Van Hout of Big Stone City, SD; Charles Van Hout of Big Stone City, SD; and Monica and husband Gerald Osmera of Weston, NE; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one sister: Rosemary and husband Jerome Schmitt of Clark, SD.

Also surviving are brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Frank (Emily) Kvidera; Phyllis Schluter; Vin (Diane) Kvidera; Rich (Carolyn) Kvidera; Rita (Norris) Sabe; Pat (Joanne) Kvidera; Arlene Van Hout; Bev Van Hout; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Elmer, Lloyd, and Jim. 
Van Hout, John Alfred (I7093)
 
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JOHN VAUGHN, 78, Chehalis, died Tuesday, Oct. 6. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Twin Cities Senior Center, Chehalis.
Copyright, 2009, The Chronicle, Centralia WA 
Paris, John Arthur Vaughn (I1345)
 
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John Will Nicol, age 79, of Knox City, MO passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012, in the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, MO. He was born September 6, 1933, in Knox County, MO, the son of Howard M. and Nellie Leona Pulse Nicol. He was united in marriage to Judy Leigh Bachmann on March 17, 1963, at Knox City, MO. Surviving are his wife Judy Nicol of Knox City, MO, one son Joe Nicol and wife Lori of Kirksville, MO, a daughter Annette Smith and husband Ron of Mound City, MO, three grandchildren Randy Smith, Anna Nicol and Hunter Bender, two sisters, Mary Joy Sayres of Knox City, MO, and Judy Rolfe and husband Ernest of Windsor Ontario, Canada, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. John was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Charles Nicol and one sister Sandra Browning. John received his education at Brushy rural school, graduated from Knox City High School and Culver Stockton College at Canton, MO. John served his country in the United States Army from September 1953 to September 1955. Receiving the Good Conduct Medal and the Nation Defense Service Medal. John was engaged in farming in the Knox City area most of his life. John served as Knox City Mayor for several years. He was a member of the Knox City American Legion Post # 358 and had served as First District Commander. He was Past President of the Knox City Senior Housing Board. John was baptized at the Colony Baptist Church. He loved deer and turkey hunting, and spending time with his family and friends especially his grandchildren, nieces and nephews. One of his joys was being able take the Great River Honor Flight to Washington D.C. last October with his son Joe. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Reverend Charles Sharpe will officiate the services. Burial will be in the Knox City Cemetery. Music will be provided by Brent Karhoff, soloist and Carol Hayes, organist. Musical selections will be "Peace In the Valley" and "Meet Me There". Casket bearers will be Greg Nicol, Michael Browning, David Browning, Jason Rolfe, Ronald Sayres, Earl Huber, Todd Goodwin and Larry Hubble. Honorary bearers will be Donnie Strange, Joe Myers, David Mitchell, David McCabe, Steve Heinberg and John David Huber. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 1, 2012, with family receiving friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Memorials in memory of John Will Nicol may be made to the Knox City American Legion Post # 358 or Knox City Cemetery. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537. On line condolences may be left at www.hudsonrimerfh.com. 
Nicol, John Will (I1684)
 
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Johnson - Leota (Lee), age 72, of St. Paul, March 5. Preceded in death by parents, Roy & Florence McKinney; and brother Roy, Jr. Survived by husband, Robert F. of 50 years; daughters, Roberta (Bobbie) McLellan-Chevrette & husband Daniel, Barbara Hawkins & husband Craig; son, Donald & wife, Nancy; 7 grandchildren, Fran, Wade, Crystal, Chad, Brittany, Courtney and Lyndsey; 4 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Justin, Katelyn and Davyon; brother, Harry McKinney; sister, Mickey Johnson; sister-in-law, Gerry McKinney; also nieces, nephews, and many friends. Funeral Service 10am Saturday at ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 1401 Arcade St. (Hwy. 61). Interment Union Cemetery. Visitation 4-8pm Friday. 23 year member of Northwestern Al-Anon. Memorials preferred. Anderson Funeral Home 651-776-2761. 
McKinney, Leota (I41)
 
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Joseph Peters Dead at Age 82
Joseph Peters, 82, resident of Rock county the past 68 years, died Tuesday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. Gajdosik, route 1. He had been ill since December.
Born in Poland, March 13, 1854. Mr. Peters was married to Magdalen tamplin 60 years ago. Four years later they came to Rock county. Mrs. Peters and three sons preceded him in death.
He is survived by three sons, Mathew, South Dakota, Micheal, Charles City, Ia., and Andrew Peters, Birchwood; six daughters, Mmes. M. Kole and O. Olsen, Rockford, J. Bell and E. Freeh, Chicago, O. Raasch and J. Gajdosik, Janesville; and 31 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday in a funeral home at 33 South Main street and at 9:30 in St. Mary's church. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet cemetery. The rosary will be recited in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Wednesday. 
Peters, Joseph Pietruszewski (I419)
 
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KOTCHEVAR ALBIN November 14, 2013, age 91. Beloved husband of the late Rose. Dear father of Rose Ann (Micheal) McHugh, the late Joseph and Jeanne (Scott) Fuller. Cherished grandfather of Anthony (Katie), Alison (Rob), Melissa, Brian and Rachael. Also survived by three great-grandchildren Albin, Colin and Carli. Predeceased by siblings Anton, Frances Priyatel and Joseph. Albin was born in Ely, Minnesota and served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (S. of Ann Arbor Trail) Sunday 3-9 p.m. Prayer Service at 7 p.m. In state Monday 10:30 a.m., St. Regis Catholic Church, 3695 Lincoln Dr., Bloomfield Hills (N. of 14 Mile Rd., E. of Lahser) until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com.

Michigan.com Death Notices (accessed 14 May 2015)
http://deathnotices.michigan.com/view-single.php?id=330123 
Kotchevar, Albin (I5250)
 
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Krantz, Ruth Susan
(Martin, Kehne, Pikal) Ruth was born 3/8/1934 to James and Anna (Penner) Martin in Richards, Iowa. She walked since childhood with her Lord until her death in Bloomington on 10/21/2011 at age 77. Ruth was eight when her mother died and the children were scattered. Ruth was adopted by the William Kehne family of St. Paul. She became a Registered Nurse in the program of Mounds Midway Hospital and Hamline College in 1952. She married William J. "Bill" Pikal, Jr. in 1960 and with him raised four children. She searched for, found and reunited her siblings. After the death of Bill, Ruth married Gordon Krantz in 1995, and he brought four additional adult children to Ruth's family. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister Mary Ann Martin, brothers Alvin Martin and Floyd Martin and grandson Lovell Pikal. She is survived by her husband, Gordon Krantz; children, David (Terry) Pikal, Steven (Cheryl) Pikal, Thomas (Nancy) Pikal, Susan Pikal (Gary) Simpson, Eileen Krantz (Rick) Parfrey, Douglas (Patricia) Krantz, Donald (Patricia) Krantz and Kathleen (Tom) KrantzVictor, and by siblings, Lillian Snider, Arlene Swanson, Iva (Raymond) Nelson, Mary (Byron) Harrison, Miriam (Bryan) Anderson, Benjamin (Flora) Watson, Allen (Kathryn) Lindholm and Glenn (Phyllis) Martin. In addition are 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Ruth's interests were her Savior, her family and people. After retirement she traveled widely. Her favorite trip was as a volunteer on an archaeological dig in the debris of the Temple destruction in Jerusalem. She was a faithful member of her churches over the years. Ruth was noted for her smile. Service Monday 11:00 AM, Hope Church, 7132 Portland Av S, Richfield, www.hope-pc.org, visitation one hour prior. Burial in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Hope Church of Richfield, Wycliffe Bible Translators or New Tribes Missions. www.albinchapel.com Albin Chapel 952-914-9410
Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN) - Sunday, October 23, 2011 
Martin, Ruth Susan (I10718)
 
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Last Rites Held For Charles Graf Tuesday Afternoon
Rev. H. Heinemann conducted funeral services at the home at two o'clock and at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at two-thirty Tuesday afternoon, May 30, for Charles Graf, one of Truman's respected citizens. His body was laid to rest in the Lutheran cemetery north of Truman. Pallbearers were: Walter Radke, Erlin Else, Delphin Sosinski, Harold Sosinski, Harry Graf, and Rudolph Graf.
Charles Graf passed away early Saturday morning after an illness of several years. He was born November 25, 1865 in Grabowo, Province of Posen, Germany. Here he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He came to America in 1882 with his parents and lived in Blue Earth county with them until his marriage to Miss Helen Boelter in 1900. He and his wife settled on what is now the Wilkening farm east of Truman. They lived there until 1917 when they moved to the villagte where they have since resided.
Mr. Graf is survived by his wife, two brothers, William Graf of Lewisville and Otto Graf of Fairmont, and three sisters, Mrs. Augusta Boelter of Amboy, Mrs. August Urban of Antrim, and Mrs. Wm. Budean of St. Peter.
Out of town relatives here for the funeral were: Mrms Block of Winona, Mrms Harold Knutson and Jackie of Deerwood, Harold Sosinski of Webster City, Iowa, Mrms Delphin Sosinski of Mitchell, S. D. and Mrms Lewis Mau and Ida Else of Fairmont. 
Graf, Charles D. (I2854)
 
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Lenora Watson
Lenora Watson, age 92 of Knox City, Missouri, passed away Monday (April 11, 2005) at the Northeast Regional Medical Center at Kirksville, Missouri.

Lenora was born in Knox County on April 4, 1913, a daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Sylvia Ellen (Goodwin) Norton.

On October 22, 1930, she was united in marriage to Frank Watson and he preceded her in death on September 6, 1968. Her parents and two brothers, Johnnie and Robert Norton also preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Lou Miller and Helen Lois Hayes of Knox City, Missouri, one son, James Francis Watson of Macon, Missouri and Leonard Mauck of Bolivar, Missouri who was raised in the home. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Steven Miller and his wife, Eileen of Knox City, Missouri, Devonna Miller of Marblehead, Illinois, Nancy Stice and her husband, Larry of Lewistown, Missouri, Mike Hayes and his wife, Angie of Knox City, Missouri, Kirk Watson and friend, Sherri of Macon, Missouri, Kent Watson and his wife, Shelly of Quincy, Illinois and Shanna Jo Watson and Fiance` of Arlington, Texas; a sister-in-law, Vada Norton of Knox City; eleven great-grandchildren, Lance,Nikki, Ashley, Devin, Alex, Shaylee, Kiley, Kale, Bill, Russ and Chad; and five great-great-grandchildren, Haleigh, Sidney, Brianna, Braydon and Jenna.

Mrs. Watson was a life long resident of Knox County. She had been employed by the telephone company, a clerk in the Northcutt Grocery, and the Bill Hayes Grocery and for thirty-five years she was employed at the C&R Supermarket at Edina, Missouri.

Lenora enjoyed working with people and spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading Danielle Steele books and working with her flowers, especially her hibiscus.

She was a member of the Knox City Baptist Church.

Burial will be in the Knox City Cemetery, Knox City, Missouri.

Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, Edina, Missouri 
Norton, Lenora (I1977)
 
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Leona Johnson
Obituary

Leona S. Johnson, 94

St. Cloud

Aug. 6, 1920-Nov. 17, 2014

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00AM Friday, November 21, 2014 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Leona Johnson, 94 of St. Cloud who passed away Monday at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. The Rev. Tim Gapinski will officiate. Private burial will be at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Friends and relatives may call from 10-11AM on Friday at the church in St. Cloud. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Leona was born in Pierz to Mathew & Mary (Otremba) Schnurrer. She married Robert "Mainey" Johnson on June 18, 1946 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. Prior to moving to St. Cloud Leona and Robert lived in Morgan and Sauk Centre. Leona retired from Walgreen's Drug Store. She is a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Cloud, Waite Park American Legion Post #428 Auxiliary, St. Cloud VFW Post # 428 Auxiliary, 40 and 8 and the Cooties. She volunteered at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. Leona loved being around family and friends. She enjoyed going out dancing with Mainey. She was an absolute wonderful cook and baker as well as being a clean and organized homemaker.

Survivors include her husband Robert of St. Cloud; daughter, Janet (Dan Hinrichs) Johnson of Maple Lake; grandson, Scott Johnson, great grandchildren, Christian and Olivia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 sisters and 4 brothers.

Memorials are preferred. 
Schnurrer, Leona Sophia (I367)
 
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Lillian May Snider
Lillian May Snider, 85, of Albemarle, NC, formerly of Grand Rapids, MN died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Bethany Woods Nursing Home in Albemarle, NC.

Lillian was born in 1927 to James and Anna Martin in Christiania, MN. On August 17, 1946, she was married to Richard Snider in Watertown, South Dakota and they made their home in Minneapolis. They moved to the Bigfork/Effie area in the 1960's and to the Grand Rapids area in 2006. Following Richard's passing in 2010, Lillian moved to Charlotte, NC.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Richard; siblings, Mary Ann Martin, Alvin Martin, Floyd Martin and Ruth Krantz.

She is survived by six children, John (Donna) Snider, Janet (Scott) Mehrman, James (Janet) Snider, Joe Snider, Jeff (Cathie) Snider, and Jeanne (Ken) Keim; seven siblings, Arlene Swanson, Iva (Ray) Nelson, Mary (Byron) Harrison, Ben (Flora) Watson, Allen (Kathy) Lindholm, Miriam (Bryan) Anderson, and Glenn (Phyllis) Martin; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, January 3, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service at Rowe Funeral Home in Grand Rapids, MN. Rev. Tim Graf will officiate. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minnesota.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Northland Bible Baptist Church, or the American Cancer Society.

To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit www.rowefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Grand Rapids Herald-Review (MN) - Monday, December 30, 2013 
Martin, Lillian May (I10713)
 
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LLOYD MAUCK
(4/24/1951 - 11/14/2010)

Lloyd "Craig" Mauck, age 59, of Edina Missouri, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2010, at his home in Edina.

He was born April 24, 1951, in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Lloyd J. "Tweed" and Beulah Mae Walter Mauck.

He is survived by his mother, Beulah Turpin and husband Russell of Edina, Missouri; four children: John Morton and wife Jana of Edina, Missouri; Michella Hull and husband Ken of Memphis, Missouri; Jamie Mauck and wife Amy of St. Peters, Missouri; Kloe Dawn Mauck of Knox City, Missouri; six grandchildren: Brady Morton, Tanner Morton, Jacob Hull, Justin Hull, Nathan Mauck and Matthew Mauck; four sisters: Judy Hamlin and husband Harley of Edina, Missouri, Patty Klocke and husband Larry of Edina, Missouri, Billie Lou Johnson and husband Phil of Griggsville, Illinois, and Eileen Miller and husband Steven "Dober" of Knox City, Missouri, in addition to several nieces, nephews and cousins. Craig was preceded in death by his father and several aunts and uncles.

Craig was a lifelong resident of Knox County, Missouri where he graduated from Knox County High School. Over the years he was engaged in farming and had various jobs in the community before beginning a 27-year career with Mark Twain Telephone Company of Hurdland, Missouri. He was a member of the Locust Hill Community Church.

Craig enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and finding morel mushrooms. He loved spending time with family and friends. Craig was very proud of his six grandsons who he lovingly referred to as his "six-pack".

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. Reverend Sam Smith will officiate the services.

Musical selections will be "When I Get Where I'm Going", "A Living Prayer", "That's My Job", and "Go Rest High On That Mountain".

Burial will be in Park View Memorial Gardens in Kirksville, Missouri.

Casket bearers will be Harley Hamlin, Steven Miller, Larry Klocke, Phil Johnson, Rick Lawson, Mike Peavler, Larry Lumley and Robbie Lumley.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2010, after 4:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.

Memorials in memory of Lloyd "Craig" Mauck may be made to Northeast Missouri Hospice. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537. 
Mauck, Lloyd Craig (I1999)
 
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Madelia M. "Mickey" Johnson
Madelia M. 'Mickey' Johnson, 73, of Virginia, died Sunday, April 1, 2007 in Virginia. VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia and will continue for 1 hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday in Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Virginia. 
McKinney, Madelia Mabel (I42)
 
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Madelia M. "Mickey" Johnson, 73, SERVICES: Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Virginia, with the Rev. Darin Elvemo officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Landmark Funeral Home Chapel in Virginia and for one hour before the service at the church. Pallbearers will be members of the Ladies Auxiliary to George and Mark Klobuchar Post 4456, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Gilbert. Burial will be in the Brimson Cemetery.

Madelia M. "Mickey'' Johnson, 73, of Virginia, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at St. Michael's Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia.

She was born on Nov. 7, 1933, in Fairbanks, Minn., to Roy and Florence (Newton) McKinney Sr. and grew up there. She was a graduate of Two Harbors High School.

Mickey married Howard J. Johnson, and they lived in Embarrass from 1954 until moving to Virginia in 1984. She worked in housekeeping at the Virginia Municipal Hospital. She was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Virginia and was a very active member of the Ladies Auxiliary to George and Mark Klobuchar VFW Post 4456 of Gilbert and also helped out at the Virginia Servicemen's Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Delores (Roger) Week of Babbitt; one grandson, Brandon Week of Babbitt; two great-granddaughters, Samantha Week and Jacinda Kruizenga of New Richmond, Wis.; one brother, Harry (Ruth) McKinney of Brimson; one sister-in-law, Gerry McKinney of Brimson; one brother-in-law, Robert Johnson of St. Paul; and good friends, Peter Johnson of Virginia, Joanne Pelzer of Ely Lake, Eveleth, and Phyllis Nevala of Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard J. Johnson; five children, Roger, Jerold, Mary, Lorna and Howard Jr.; one grandson, Chad Week, in 2003; one brother, Roy McKinney Jr.; and one sister, Leota Johnson. 
McKinney, Madelia Mabel (I42)
 

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