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Andover, Minnesota Lorny William Ness 1960 — 2024 Lorny William Ness, devoted father, husband, son, and brother, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN surrounded by his loving family. Born March 24, 1960 in Austin, MN to Larry B. and I. Joan M. (Dunker) Ness, Sr. He grew up in the Austin/Lyle MN area for most of his life, where he made many great friends and caused a lot of trouble with his 3 brothers and sister in his younger years. He moved to Albert Lea his senior year and graduated from Albert Lea High School with high honors in 1978. After high school, he enlisted in the US Marine Corp where he served as a Private First Class in San Diego, CA and Okinawa, Japan until being honorably... Mequon, WI, Wisconsin Eugene Thomas Klatt 1932 — 2024 loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on Feb. 17, 2024, age 91 years. Beloved husband of the late Virginia Lee (nee Crosby) Klatt. He is survived by his daughter, Kari Lee Klatt, son, Thomas Edward (Mary) Klatt, stepson, Nick (Laura) Miller, grandchildren, Mitchell Martin (Taryn) Klatt, Kendall Klatt (Kia) Namin, Jourdan Virginia Miller, and Chase Eugene Miller, and great-grandchildren, Rallee Gene Klatt, Kaveh August Namin, and Elliott Michael Miller. Further survived by other close relatives and friends. A private inurnment will take place at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, in Mequon. Memorials to the Wisconsin Humane Society are appreciated.... Rochester, Minnesota Lisa Ann Cumber 1960 — 2023 Lisa Ann Cumber, 62, of Rochester, MN, died at home on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, of natural causes. Lisa was born on December 22, 1960, in Austin, MN to Floyd and Mary Jane (Tindal) Lenoch. She graduated from Pacelli High School in 1978. Following her graduation from high school Lisa enlisted in the Navy. While serving in Hawaii she met and married Steven Cumber, they later divorced. During their marriage, they welcomed daughter Stephanie in July of 1983, later passing away in 2010. Many of Lisa's most cherished memories were from her time in the Navy. She was proud to serve her country while following in her father's footsteps. Lisa was stationed in Hawaii, Japan, and in the... Mankato, Minnesota Roger Dean Ludwig 1932 — 2023 Roger Ludwig, age 91, of Mankato and formerly of Austin died Monday, July 3, 2023 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester. Roger Dean was born January 14, 1932 in Udolpho Township, Mower County, Minnesota to Hubert Herman and Lily Helen Matilda (Wutschke) Ludwig. He was united in marriage to Edna Ruth Friedrich on November 12, 1960, in Austin. Roger was employed at the plant office with Hormel Company in Austin for over 38 years and was a business owner of "Lud's Trophies and Engravings". Roger and Edna moved to Mankato in January 2017 to be near their son, Steve. Roger is survived by his son, Steve Ludwig and special friend, Teresa Rohlk both of Mankato; granddaughters Emily Ludwig of Moorhead... Burnet, Texas Bonnie H Anderson 1930 — 2023 Bonnie H. Anderson, 92, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, May 28, 2023 peacefully at home in Burnet, Texas with family members at her side. She was born August 31, 1930, in LeRoy, Minnesota to Fred and Helen (Clark) Kurrach. Bonnie's mother died at an early age and was raised in California by her Aunt. Bonnie and her sister, Betty, returned to Austin to Austin to live with their Father. She attended High School in Austin, graduating in 1948. Bonnie was united in marriage to Leo W. Anderson in 1950. They had one son, Craig. Bonnie was employed as a telephone operator at Hormel Foods for 40 years, retiring in 1988. Bonnie enjoyed skiing, golf, and playing bridge. She was a... Owatonna, Minnesota Kay Anne Landrum 1952 — 2023 Kay Anne Landrum, age 70, of Owatonna passed away at her home on Monday, May 22, 2023. Born on October 13, 1952 in Austin, MN, Kay was the daughter of Florimond and Stella (Schneider) Meister. She graduated from Waterville Elysian High School in 1970. On August 27, 1971, she was united in marriage to Michael Landrum in Faribault. They have enjoyed over 50 wonderful years together. "Kay was the sweetest loving person. She never judged or had a bad word for anyone. She struggled with repeated cancer for over 20 years and still always carried a smile for everyone she met, without complaining. She should be an inspiration to us all. I am a better man because of her, and the pain of loosing her... Little Falls, Minnesota Duane "Tolly" Tollefson 1938 — 2023 Duane "Tolly" Tollefson, 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at his home in Little Falls, Minnesota with his beloved wife and three children by his side. He had been battling Alzheimer's disease for several years. Duane Elton Tollefson was born September 23, 1938 at Saint Olaf Hospital in Austin, Minnesota. The only child of Arnie T. Tollefson and Vivian A. Cochran, Duane grew up in a loving, rural home four miles east of Hollandale, Minnesota. At Austin High School, Duane developed a passion for fast cars, modifying his own, and racing at every chance. Duane was a charter member of the Thumpers Car Club. Later in life, he restored an award-winning Candy Apple Red 1966 Ford... Mankato, Minnesota Roger Saman 1930 — 2023 Roger Louis Saman CLU , 92, of Mankato, died January 22, 2023 at Mayo Health Systems in Mankato. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 30, 2023 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Roger was a strong supporter of the America Red Cross through blood donation. Memorials are preferred to the American Red Cross or donor's choice. Livestreaming will be available at www.mankatomortuary.com. Roger was born March 3, 1930 to Louis and Olene (Swanson) Saman in Austin, Minnesota. He graduated from Austin High School in 1948 and continued his... Rochester, Minnesota Beverly Mae Richardson 1937 — 2022 Beverly Mae (Jenkin) Richardson, 85, of Rochester, MN passed away peacefully on December 19, 2022, at St. Mary's Hospital. Born on June 5, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York to Arthur Warner and Helen (Micklik) Harms. Beverly received her Nursing Diploma from Illinois Masonic Hospital (School of Nursing) in 1958, worked in various nursing departments in Chicago, Ill; Fredrick, Maryland; Taipei, Taiwan; and Austin, MN. Beverly pursued other career opportunities and returned to nursing in 1979 at St Mary's Hospital in-patient psychiatric unit. During her 25 years at St. Mary's Hospital, she continued her education, graduating from St. Joseph's College in Windham, Maine in 1985 with a BS degree in... Austin, formerly Brownsdale, Minnesota Leonard Darnell 1927 — 2022 Leonard Darnell entered eternal rest on 12/15/22 at the age of 95. Leonard was born in Ulysses, NE on June 15, 1927 to Ray Darnell and Lelah (Dunbar) Darnell. Leonard attended school at Garrison, NE for the first 8 years then graduated from David City high school in 1945. He then opened a small garage in Garrison where he repaired cars. The garage burnt down shortly after he started. He was called to service in 1945 and served 2 years in Korea. When he came back, he went to school in Milford, NE for auto tech training for 6 months. His father had a serious auto accident and he had to return home to care for his father and farm the land. One evening he went roller skating at the skating rink... Rochester, Minnesota Jody Ray Thome 1955 — 2022 Jody Ray Thome, 67, of Rochester, died Saturday, December 10, 2022. He was born April 12, 1955, in Osage, Iowa the son of Melvin and Bettie (Hill) Thome. He graduated from Adams High School in 1973 and attended Iowa State University, Ames, IA. On April 20, 1974, he was united in marriage to Shirley Eberline at Sacred Heart Church. Jody farmed with his father for several years before moving to Pennsylvania. He started his own business where he developed feed and fertilizer formulas and later moved back to Minnesota. Jody loved anything related to agriculture, gardening, playing the guitar, and boating. He was very active in FFA and 4-H, receiving several honors and recognition for his... Rochester, Minnesota David A Norris 1936 — 2022 David A. Norris, 86, of Rochester MN, died Saturday, November 26 at his home. David was born January 26, 1936 to Lucille and Forrest Norris in Kasson, MN. Shortly after his birth his family moved to Austin MN. He graduated from Austin High School in 1954. He then joined the military and served in the Air Force as a medic at Parks Air Force Base in California during the Korean conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1958 and returned to Austin. He married Suzanne Peterson on June 20, 1959. He attended Linotype school in Charles City IA. He moved his wife and daughter to Arizona where his son was born and worked for a publisher of Arizona Highway Magazine. After returning to... Dundas, Minnesota Greg G. Grose 1947 — 2022 Greg G Grose, 74, passed away peacefully at home in Dundas, MN on May 21, 2022, surrounded by family and his faithful dog, Bennie. He was born on July 18, 1947, in Austin, MN the son of Elder "Bud" Grose and Lois (Christenson) Grose. Greg is sadly missed by his entire family, and survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Diane Ibrahim along with his daughter Samantha (Kande) Ngalamulume; son Sharif (Yvonne) Ibrahim; son Adam (Meredith) Ibrahim; daughter Jacqueline (Doug) Nelson and five grandchildren. Caleb and Cameron Ngalamulume, Karim Ibrahim, Vonn Ibrahim, and Josephine Nelson. He was awaiting the arrival of a sixth grandchild in the fall. Greg is also survived by his sister Sue (Mike)... Rochester Gregg Knotts 1956 — 2022 Gregg Allen Knotts, 65 of Rochester died Wednesday evening at his home following a courageous 11-month battle with Acute Myelocytic Leukemia. Gregg was born July 25, 1956, in Austin, MN to Galen and Helen (Wallace) Knotts. He grew up in Austin, MN and graduated from Austin high school in 1974. Gregg then attended Bemidji State University where he received his Bachelor's Degree. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Peggy Ahlman on September 6, 1980, in Morristown, MN. After college, he began working at IBM for thirty-one years. Last summer Gregg retired from Mayo Clinic, where he had worked for the past ten years. Gregg loved the outdoors, including hunting, fishing, and... Rochester Ronald Gene Ashton 1938 — 2022 Ronald Gene Ashton after fighting battle after battle, finally gave up his fight and passed away on March 16, 2022, at the age of 83. Born to Kenneth and Eileen Ashton in Austin, Minnesota, November 22, 1938, Ron was the oldest of five children. He graduated from Austin High School in 1956 and enlisted in the United States Air Force. During his service he was severely injured, left the service with a medical discharge. He returned to Minnesota and graduated from Mankato State University. While in college, he met and married Patricia Teff who was by his side for over 59 years. He worked in advertising and property management for Dayton-Hudson Corporation, established the... Mankato Carol J. Lewis 1943 — 2022 Carol Lewis, 78, of Mankato, died March 9, 2022 in Mankato. Celebration of Life will be from 1-4p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary with a memorial service starting at 2:00pm. Livestreaming will be available at www.mankatomortuary.com. Owatonna, MN, Minnesota Wilma Jean Peterson 1946 — 2022 Wilma Jean "Nannie" Peterson, age 75, of Owatonna, died Saturday, February 25, 2022, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Wilma Schabacker was born on March 11, 1946, in Austin, MN, the daughter of the late Frederick and Marcella (Sprauge) Schabacker. She grew up in Austin, MN, and attended Austin High School. She was married to Dennis Peterson on March 27, 1965, in Austin, MN, and made their home in Owatonna, MN. Wilma worked as a daycare provider for over 40 years, retiring in 2013. Wilma was a free-spirited woman who always spoke her mind. She enjoyed going to the cabin on Gull Lake in Brainerd, MN, travelling around the US and the world, going on cruises, and cruising in... Rochester LaVaughn Osborn 1930 — 2022 LaVaughn (Bonnie) Osborn, 91, of Rochester died on January 26, 2022. She was born on March 12, 1930 in Rochester, MN. She moved to Wykoff, MN after her second birthday, when her father was killed in a farm related accident. She graduated from Wykoff High School in 1948. On April 15, 1950, she married Harold "Harry" Osborn at St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Church in Fountain, MN. LaVaughn treasured her husband, family, faith, and friends. LaVaughn worked as a cafeteria monitor at John Adams School in Rochester for thirteen years and had a postal sub-station for three years at Knowlton Department Store. She enjoyed entertaining, knitting, crocheting, dancing, and card games, especially... Rochester Lorraine C. McInnes 1926 — 2021 Lorraine McInnes, 94, of Rochester, MN died Tuesday September 14, 2021 at Shorewood Senior Living. Lorraine Colleen Start was born on Tuesday, November 23, 1926 at a farm outside of Grand Meadow, MN to Carl and Louise (Slindee) Start. She graduated from LeRoy High School in 1946. On Sunday, October 2, 1949 she married Donald McInnes at the LeRoy Lutheran Church in LeRoy, MN. After they were married, they traveled around setting up new Coast-to-Coast stores. She worked in various stores in Spring Valley, MN. She retired from IBM in 1990. She lived in Spring Valley, MN until she moved to Rochester, MN in 1985. Lorraine was an excellent cook and she loved to travel the world. Her favorite... Rochester Robert Irwin Richardson 1932 — 2021 Robert Irwin Richardson, 89, of Rochester passed away on September 17, 2021 quietly surrounded by family at Rochester Health and Rehab East. He was born on August 30, 1932 in Austin, MN to Dr. Doyle and Dr. Lois (Irwin) Richardson. Robert graduated from Austin Central High School in 1950 and Carleton College in 1954 where he played basketball, baseball and golf. He served in the United States Army from 1954-1956. He received his Master's Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Northern Illinois in DeKalb, Ill. Robert taught at Ellis Jr. High and Central High School in Austin. He married Mary Jane Runquist and later divorced. On July 11, 1992 he married Beverly Harms-Jenkin... Owatonna, Minnesota Virginia M Hanson 1942 — 2021 Virginia M. Hanson, 78, of Owatonna, died Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus. She was born October 4, 1942, in Coronado, California the daughter of Marcella Burt. Virginia grew up in Alaska and moved to Colorado where she made her home for many years. While attending a local dance club, she met the love of her life, Larry Hanson. They were married on October 6, 1972, in Denver, Colorado. In the late 1970's the family then moved to Minnesota. Virginia owned an antique store, where she grew her passion for restoring items. She was a very talented home decorator which showed through her d?cor for each holiday and season. Virginia loved music which was a...
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