Joe HERMANSON Houston County MN news,date unknown
Funeral services of joe Hermanson who died at the local hospital on Wed Dec 11 , from complications
were held on Sat. Dec 14. Rev. Borg Breen officiating. Mr. hermanson was born at madison Wisconsin on Sept 22 1867. On Dec
15 1898 he was united in marriage to Emma Olson. This union was blessed with 12 children of whom six preceded him to death
together with his wife in 1920. The six children who survive are mrs. Christ Hanson, Mrs. Julius Norskog, Evelyn,Henry,Leonard,
and Bernice at home. Besides these he also leaves his aged mother Mrs. Julia Hermanson, four sisters and two brothers, namely,Mrs.
Joel Ellestad,Mrs. Gust Knutson,Mrs. John Fitting, Mrs. Lena Carnier, John and Herman. THree grandchildren are also left to
mourn his loss. Mr. Hermanson will be missed by his friends and relatives as he had a wide circle of friends in this community.
A sum of $17.74 was donated to the missions in his memory by his relatives and friends.
Obert STAVEN Spring Grove May 2004
Obert Elvin Staven, 76, of Spring Grove, MN, died Friday, May 21, 2004 at his home. He was born December
23, 1927 in Black Hammer Township, rural Spring Grove, to Olaf and Olga (Otterness) Staven.
Obert was a lifelong Spring Grove area resident and attended rural school in Black Hammer Township.
On July 30, 1949, he married Ardes Amunrud, at the Black Hammer Parsonage in Spring Grove. They were
married by Rev. Borg-Breen. They farmed in rural Black Hammer; Obert was later a cabinetmaker until his retirement. He was
a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Black Hammer.
He enjoyed going to his boathouse and fishing, he also enjoyed waterskiing, gardening, and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife Ardes of Spring Grove; two sons, Donald (Joelet), Rochester; and Mark (Melba),
Caledonia; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Herbert (Mardelle) Staven, Spring Grove; one sister,
Irene Treangen, Spring Grove.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Cornelius, and his son Bruce.
Services will be Monday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Black Hammer, rural Spring
Grove. Pastor Leonard Liptack will officiate. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Spring Grove.
Friends called from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove, and friends may call one hour prior to services
at the church today.
Hlemer AMUNRUD Spring Grove MN
He had been a patient in Rochester one week before he died. he was a retired farmer and carpenter.
He lived in Prosper Mn area and in later years resided in the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home, mabel Mn. He was survived by ten
grandchildren,10 great grandchildren, and a brother Arnt. His wife, a son, two daughters and four brothers had died. Funeal
services held at Faith Lutheran Black Hammer. Rev. C.I. Wilson officiated. Mengis Funeral Home Mable was in charge of arrangements.
His body was interred in Black Hammer Township.
He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church at Riceford where h served as treasurer and a member
of the board of directors. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday June 22 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Chruch in Riceford.
The Rev. Jay Kamrath officiated. Burial was in the Spring Grove Cemetery. He was survived by seven grandchildren and 10 great
grandchildren. Five brothers had already died. Pall bearers were harry Loing, Roland Treangen, Eugene Nerstad, Arthur Brown,
Bernard Housker, and henry Breitsprecher.
Lillie A. Hermanson, age 85, of houston, died on Monday, January 27 1997 at Valley View Nursing Home
in Houston. She was born Oct 5 1911 in Houston to Alfred and Hulda Johnson Olson. Lillie lived her entire life in the Houston
area. She attended Looney Valley School. She married Leonard Hermanson on Feb 22 1935 in Houston. Lillie worked for many years
as a CAN at Community Memorial Hospital in Winona Mn. She was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston and church
circle there. She was a volunteer at Valley View Nursing Home and was very active as a community volunteer, Lillie enjoyed
gardening, bird watching, crafts, and corresponding with her many friends.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard of Houston, one daughter Judy Sennes of Hokah MN, six grandchildren,
Shelly (Mark) Hiser of houston, Beth (Jeff) Mollet of La Crescent, Jeff(Laurie) Sennes amd Ted Sennes both og Hokah, Jim(Theresa)
Sennes of Rochester, and Angela (Tom) Wilson of Oanalaska Wisc; nine great grandchildren, one brother Leonard Olson of Houston,
three sisters Elverea Peterson, Alice Johnson, and her twin sister Goldie Eklov.Lillie was preceded in death by one daughter,
Janet, one son, Joseph, a sister and two brothers. The funeral is at 2 pm Friday Jan 31 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
with the Rev. Marm M Rydberg officiating. Burial will be at Silver Creek Cemetery in rural Houston.
Anna KULSETH AMUNRUD ~~Spring Grove Herald Aug 24 1905
Death is no respecter of person, but not always does it come so suddenly and unexpectedly as
it came to the home of Albert Amunrud last Thurs. evening when Mrs. Amunrud died after a few hours sickness. She had given
birth to a child a few hours previous of her death. Mother and child seemed well when suddenly the mother began to feel a
chill and requested more clothing, her wish was at once complied with but to no avail for death's cold hand had already fastened
it's grip upon her and in few hours she passed away.
Mrs. Amunrud was a good woman, respected by all who knew her. She will be a great loss to the
child and husband who both have the sympathy of the community. Besides a dear husband to mourn her loss, she leaves a sister,
Mrs. Nels Sagdalen, who at present is taking care of the child. Funeral services took place Saturday in the afternoon when
the remains were laid to rest in the West End Cemetery.
Ida HOUSKER AMUNRUD
She was survived by seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two sisters and five brothers
have died. Services were held on Friday April 2 at 1:30 in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Riceford, Rev. Vernon E Awes officiated
and burial was in the Trinity Cemetery at Spring Grove. Pallbearers were Robert Ellestad,Paul Housker, Clarence Housker, Donald
Lind, Gerald Housker, and Norman Housker.
Elling OMOTH ~~Howard County Times Wed. Nov 8 1950
Funeal services were held Monday for Elling H. Omoth, 88, of Lime Springs, in the Larson Funeral
Home in Cresco.
Mr. Omoth who had been in failing health for a year, died Wednesday morning in the home of
his son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Larson in Cresco.
The Rev. Elmer Dahle, pastor of the Saetersdal Lutheran Church conducted the services. The
Rev. JE Borgen of the First Lutheran Church in Cresco read the obituary and made a few remarks. The Rev. R.O. Evans of International
Falls MN spoke on behlaf of the family.Burial was made in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lime Springs.
Elling H. Omoth, son of Helge and Gunhild Omoth, was born near Spring Grove MN Jan 3 1862.
When he was seven, his father died and at the age of 15 he and his only brother, Halvor, took over the farm for their mother,
who died the following year.
He attended a business school in Decorah. From there, he and his brother and family moved to
Lyle MN where they had a furniture store and funeral home. Later, Mr. Omoth operated a furniture store in Thor.
He married Mary Harvey of Goldfield Dec 18 1890 while in Thor and they became the parents of
in 1905 he bought the furniture and funeral home in Lime Springs where he made his home until
about a year preceding his death. In 1928 he sold his business to his son in law DA LArson. However, he was still active and
enjoyed his hobby of cabinet making and at the age of seventy he made 2 unusual clocks as keepsakes for his 2 daughters.
Mr. Omoth was confirmed at an early age in Spring Gove MN and continued his membership in the
Lutheran church. For the last 45 years he was a member of the Saetersdal Luthean Church. During his later years he enjoyed
Norwegian radio services from Saint Olaf College.
In 1940 Mr and Mrs Omoth celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Saetersdal Church
and on Dec 18 of this year would have celebrated their 60th anniversary.
Because of his failing health, Mr and Mrs omoth spent the last year in the home of their daughter
and son in law in Cresco.
Mary OMOTH ~~The Times Plain Dealer Cresco Iowa May 30 1956
Funeral services will be held tomorrow(Thursday) afternoon at 1:30 in the Cresco First Lutheran
Church for Mrs. Mary Omoth,91, who died in the home of her daughter,Mrs. D.A. Larson of Cresco, Sunday night.
Mrs. Omoth,formerly of the Lime Springs Community, had been in ill health for some time and
was bedridden the last four months.
The services will be conducted by the Rev. JE Borgen,pastor, and the Rev. Elmer Dahle of the
Chester Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Larson Funeral Home. The body may be viewed by friends
at the church one hour before the service.
Mrs. Omoth was born near Dodgeville WI, Nov 26 1864. Her husband,Elling H Omoth, died in 1950
in the home of Mr and Mrs Larson here. Mrs. Omoth had made her home with her son n law and daughter in Cresco the last seven
Surviving Mrs. Omoth are two daughters, Mrs. Larson of Cresco and Mrs. RO Evans of International
Falls, MN. There are also four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Inga AMUNRUD``Spring Grove MN
Funeral services were conducted by the REv. Ivar Havneros of Mabel from Engell's undertaking
parlors and from the Black Hammer Church on Saturday. Buried in Black Hammer Church cemetery. no date available
Gerhard AMUNRUD ~~Minnesota
Gerhard had nine grandchildren when he died. Funeral services were held Tuesday July 8 1986
at Holcomb-Henry Funeral Home. Gerhard had lived in Spring Grove and worked at Farmers Elevator and farmed near Caledonia
prior to moving to St. Paul. He retired from Gateway Transfer in 1977.
Gladys AMUNRUD HENNING REED LAURITZEN~~Burr Oak IA 1987(Spring GroveMN)
Gladys died January 15 1987 in Burr Oak Township, at age 72. Funeral services were held Han
17 at 1:30 pm at the Burr Oak Lutheran Church. Officiating clergyman was the Rev. Roger Peterson. Organist was Kathy Tollefsrud
and soloist was Frank Snell. She was buried on the Burr Oak Cemetery with the following men as pallbearers: Howard Gullickson,Dean
Price,Donald Schnizler,Earl Winter,Curtis Marlow, and Charles Wilhelm. She was educated in the rurual schools of Spring Grove
MN. Ray and Gladys lived in Wisconsin,Spring Grove, and in the Burr Oak area. She was survived by 16 grandchildren and 8 great
grandchildren. Her parents, one son Ronald Dean Hennings, two brothers, three sisters, one granddaughter and two great grandchildren
Ole GRONVOLD~~Spring Grove Herald June 23 1927
Ole Grondvold was born in Soktendalen Norway on Nov 26 1847, and came to Sprinf Grove vicinity
in 1862 and while here was united in marriage to barbo Ankerson in 1872. He died from cancer of the stomach on Tuesday June
14 at the home of Mrs. Gilbert Amunrud, buried on Saturday June 18th.
Nine children were born, of whom eight are living and all being present at the funeral; Mrs.
Anders Berquam, Mrs. Bernt Johnson, Helmer Gronvold, Mrs. Hlemer Amunrud, Mrs. Gilbert Amunrud,Mrs. Martin Ostern, mrs. Helmer
Staupe and Mrs. Ole Hausker(Housker) is deceased. He also leaves to mourn his loss a sister,Mrs. Peter Johnson. Rev. A.O.
Johnson officiated at the home and Black Hammer Church.
Gilbert L. AMUNRUD Apring Grove Herald 1954
Gilbert Amunrud,72, retired Spring Grove carpenter, died at 4:15 pm Tuesday at Luther
Hospital in La Crosse after having become suddenly ill that afternoon. He was born Mar 17 1882. Amunrud was ill for about
Survivors are: Four sons; Alvin,Sever, Gerhard, and Leonard; three daughters,Mrs. Eleanor Wold,
Mrs. Mable Leistico, and Mrs. Norma Kretlow; 24 grandchildren and two borhters,Helmer and Arndt. Funeral services were held
at 1:30 pm Saturday at the Engell Funeral Home and at 2 PM at the Black Hammer Lutheran Church, the Rev. Obert Rust officiating.
Burial was made in the church cemetery. A sum of $124 was donated in his memory to the work of the church.
Alice Amunrud 1907-1964
Alice Carrie Amunrud, age 57, passed away at Hennipin County General Hospital in Minneapolis on October
2, 1964. She had been a resident of Minneapolis for 20 years working in a hotel there. Before this time she was a resident
of the Bagley area.
Alice Amunrud was born July 1, 1907 in Spring Grove, Minnesota to parents Christian and Caroline Amunrud.
is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Milo Kinn (Nellie) Seattle, Washington; William Amunrud of Seattle,
Washington; Mervin Amunrud of Spokan, Washington; Rueben Amunrud of Spokan, Washington. Leo Amunrud of Spokane, Washington;
Kenneth Amunrud of Spokane, Washington; (Gladys) Mrs. Willard Bergerson, Minneapolis and Woodrow of Bagley. Also one aunt
survives, Mrs. Roy Olson of Bagley and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
services were held at the Cease Funeral Home Chapel in Bagley on Wednesday, October 7th at 2 p.m. The Rev. Winston Grant oficiated
and burial was in the Minerva Township Cemetery.
MABEL, Minn. - Amy C. Amundrud, 90, of Mabel, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at the Green Lea Manor
Nursing Home in Mabel.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mable. Burial
will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the Mengis Funeral Home, and again from 10 a.m. until
time of services Saturday at the church.
Amy C. Amunrud
Amy C. Amunrud, 90, of Mabel, a former farm homemaker, died September
19, 2001 at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
Amy C. Housker was born Sept. 19, 1911, in Preble Township, Fillmore County, attended country schools
and lived in the Mabel area all her life. On Jan. 25, 1957, she married Robert Amunrud in Mabel. They farmed in Newburg Township
until moving to Mabel in 1993. She was a member of Scheie Lutheran Church and its WELCA, and enjoyed quilting, embroidery
and collecting antique dolls.
Survivors include her husband and a brother, Harry Housker of Mabel. A sister and three brothers
preceded her in death.
The funeral for Amy C. Amunrud was September 22, 2001 at Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel, with
the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements
Arden La Due Olson, 84, of La Crescent, died on Sunday, March 26, 2006, at the La
Crescent Healthcare Center.
He was born in rural Mabel, on Jan. 17, 1922, to Leo H. and Agnes (Holter) Olson. He married Sylvia
Corrine Opsahl on Feb. 17, 1946, at Garness Lutheran Church, rural Mabel. She preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 2005.
Mr. Olson served with the Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked for the Trane Company in
La Crosse for many years then continued his career at Machine Products before retiring.
He was a long-time member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in La Crescent, and Gittens-Leidel American
Legion Post 595 in La Crescent.
His passion in life was tending to his garden in the backyard, and took great joy in sharing the
vegetables he grew with friends and neighbors. He also cherished his family very much, especially his dear grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Larry La Due (Alena) Olson of Marshall, Wis.; three grandchildren, Irina,
Ivan, and Andrew; one sister, Darlene (Floyd) Strinmoen of Decorah, and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Quentin and Nansen Olson,
and one sister, Beverly Morken.
Funeral services were held on March 30, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in La Crescent. The Rev.
Jim Arends officiated. Burial, with military honors, took place at Garness Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Mabel.
Memorials may be given to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent was in charge of arrangements
Carl Gilbert Housker was born July 23, 1882 in Fillmore County to Rasmus and Kari
Housker and passed away July 6 at 11:45 a.m. at the Tweeten Memorial Hospital.
He was baptized by Rev. J. J. Naesse
and confirmed by Rev. H. J. Hindereker at the Scheie Lutheran Church. He attended rural school in Preble Township and Valders
Business College at Decorah, Iowa. He spent his entire life in this area, as a farmer, until retirement in 1957 and moved
to Spring Grove, Minnesota. He served as a secretary and Trustee of the Church and as a member of the Township and School
Board for a number of years.
On November 23, 1910 he was united in marriage to Alma Regina Treangen at Riceford.
In November 1960 they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary at Our Saviours Lutheran Church of Riceford.
this union were blessed with seven children: Clarence, Arnold, Norman of Spring Grove; Reuben of Mabel; Alton of Canton; one
daughter, Mrs. Arlin (Delores) Sorenson of LaCresent and Leland who preceeded him in death. Other surviors are eleven grandchildren,
two brothers; Tilford, Spring Grove; Oscar, Winona; Mrs. George (Alice) Ellestad, Mabel.
Five sisters and five brothers
have preceeded him in death. Funeral services and interment were held at 2 p.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Riceford,
Rev. Jess Thompson officiated. Casket bearers were: Raymond Housker, Jerome Housker, Gerald Housker, Robert Amunrud, Donald
Lind, and Donald Gjerdrum. Honorary pallbearers were: Nelius Storlie, Henry Glasrud, Edwin Glasrud, Peter Gulbranson, Knute
Dahler and Alfred Otterness.
Caroline Sagdalen Amunrud was born September 21, 1887 in Houston County, Minnesota
of parents Nils and Kyersti Sagdalen. She grew to womanhood in Houston County and was married to Christian Amunrud in December
1906. Mr. and Mrs. Amunrud continued to live in Houston County until 1909 when they moved to Clearwater County. Mrs. Amunrud
lived in Clearwater County until her very sudden passing on Wednesday morning, January 4. She was 73 years of age. She was
preceded in death by her husband Christian on March 3, 1946 and also one infant son Selmer.
Mrs. Amunrud leaves the following
children, Mrs. Faye Thomas of Minneapolis, Mrs. Milo Kim of Seatle, Washington, William, of Seatle, Washington, Mervin of
Spokane, Washington, Mrs. Gladys Chaney of Brainerd, Minnesota, Woodrow of Bagley, Kenneth, Ruben and Neil of Spokane, Washington.
There are 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She also leaves the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Andrew Saatela,
Mrs. Roy Olson of Bagley, Albert Sagdalen of Moose Lake, Washington, Martin Sagdalen, St. Paul, Gerhard Sagdalen and Melvin
Funeral services were held in the Cease Funeral Home Chapel on Monday afternoon, January 9th at 2 p.m. with Edgar
Kircher officiating. Interment will be in the Minerva Cemetery.
Clinton Opsahl, 82, of Mabel
Clinton Opsahl, 82, of Mabel, died Monday, May 15, 2006 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in
He was born Feb. 5, 1924, in Black Hammer Township, Houston County, to Selmer and Clara (Treangen)
Opsahl. He was baptized at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Riceford. His childhood was spent on a farm near Tawney
where he attended the Tawney School. He was confirmed at the Scheie Lutheran Church. In 1945 the family moved into Mabel where
he has been a resident since.
On July 6, 1953, he married Neva Sherburne Crawford. He was employed at the Hagen Lumber Co. for
many years and after retirement he did carpentry work in and around the Mabel area.
He was a member of the Mabel United Methodist Church and enjoyed traveling on bus tours and watching
sporting events on television.
He is survived by his wife, Neva, of Mabel; a son, Lindsay (Mary) of Omaha, Neb.; a granddaughter,
Gina (Christopher) Cyza of Omaha; a great-granddaughter, Claire Elizabeth; three step-sons, Steven Crawford of Canton, Ross
(Rita) Crawford of Hesper and Danny (Shirley) Crawford of Mound, Minn.; three sisters, Lydia Johnson of Mabel, Opal (Alfred)
Nelson of Rochester and Florence (Richard) Johnson of Minneapolis; and one brother, Donald (Dorothy) of Spring Grove.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Norman, and a sister, Sylvia Olson.
Funeral services were held last Thursday at the Mabel United Methodist Church in Mabel with the Rev.
Jeanne Martin officiating. Burial was in the Mabel Public Cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted with arrangements
Erling C. Hermanson, 73, of Waterloo, Iowa, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at Allen
Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa.
He was born June 21, 1936, in Spring Grove, the son of Henry T. and Sylvia (Sagdalen) Hermanson.
He served in the U.S. Army, entering December 1956, and was honorably discharged in December 1958.
Erling was united in marriage to Sally Sherwood on Sept. 5, 1959, in Spring Grove. He was employed
at John Deere, retiring after 35 years of service.
Erling loved fishing and camping in Minnesota, which he called "God's Country." He was a NASCAR fan,
an excellent bowler and a bird lover - he would feed and watch them.
Erling loved to pick on his grandchildren and spend time with all of his family; they were very important
to him. He enjoyed spending time with his friends at the VFW, where he has a lifetime member.
Survivors include his wife of Waterloo; a son, Curtis (LeeAnn) Hermanson of Spring Grove; two daughters,
Alisa (Richard) Butts of Sardis, Miss., and Melissa (Gene) Wandro of Waterloo; seven grandchildren, Randy, Ryan, Jordan, Dakota,
Haley, Levi and Kelsey; two great-grandchildren, Jasmine and Kacie; a brother, Gary (Diane) Hermanson of Hastings, Minn.;
five sisters, Arlene (Kenneth) Westrud of Winona, Diane (Gary) Peterson of Northfield, Minn., Loretta (Richard) Holland of
Minnesota City, Minn., Cheryl (Robert) Burden of Isanti, Minn., and Jean Blagsvedt of Mabel.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ronnie at birth; a sister, Jeanette Nelson; a
brother-in-law, Robert Sherwood; and a sister-in-law, Mary Jebe.
Services were Feb. 20 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Waterloo with burial at a later date. Military
rites were conducted by Becker-Chapman Post 138 American Legion and Waterloo Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1623.
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, an Overton Family Service, assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Ethel (Storlie) Olson, 91, of Spring Grove
Ethel (Storlie) Olson, 91, of Spring Grove passed away on Friday, Feb. 8 at the Spring Grove Manor.
Ethel Norma Olson was born in Black Hammer Township, Houston County on May 16, 1916, to Lena (Lien)
Storlie and Alfred C. Storlie.
She was baptized and confirmed at the Black Hammer Lutheran Church and graduated from Spring Grove
High School in 1934 and from the Normal Training School a year later. She taught school in the rural schools of Houston County
until 1940. She married Raymond Olson on June 26, 1937.
Olson was an avid gardener and known for her strawberries and raspberries. She possessed a competitive
spirit that found expression in winning prizes in many baking and cooking competitions including those at the Houston County
Olson lived on the family farm until November of 2007 when she moved into the Spring Grove Manor
Apartments in Spring Grove. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Valheim Lodge of the Sons of Norway.
She is survived by three sons, Gary Olson, (Rosaaen) of Sioux Falls, S.D., Adrian Olson, (Jean) of
Deerwood, Minn. and Jeffrey Olson, (Marsha) of Deerwood, Minn.; daughter-in-law Carolyn Olson of Spring Grove; three sisters,
Viola Alstad of Spring Grove, Alpha Wiegrefe of Eitzen, and Doris Folkert of Plainview, Minn.; and three brothers Norman Storlie
of Spring Grove, Luther Storlie of Spring Grove, and Irvin Storlie of Spring Grove.
Ethel and Raymond were blessed with nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren who survive
Olson was preceded in death by her husband in 2001; a son, Spencer Olson in 2002; three sisters,
Inez Wilhelmson, Lyla Lockhart, and Donna Albaugh; and one brother, Lorrin Storlie.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 4-6 p.m. at Roble Funeral Services in Spring Grove. Funeral
services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Endowment Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church.
G. 'Red' Wenthold, 74, of Canton
Gailen "Red" Wenthold, 64, of Canton, formerly of Mabel, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at Tweeten
Lutheran Healthcare Center in Spring Grove.
Born Aug. 31, 1942, in Decorah, Iowa, he attended country school in rural Burr Oak, Iowa, and also
On Feb. 16, 1963, he married Inez Treangen in Mabel; they later divorced. They lived in rural Burr
Oak, where he farmed until 1968. They then moved to Mabel.
He worked for Gjere Construction and also worked with Danny Marsden. From 1971 until the present,
he owned and operated Wenthold Roofing.
A member of St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel, he enjoyed driving around in his pickups and visiting
Survivors include two daughters, LeAnn (David) Wickett of Mabel and SuAnn Raaen of Decorah; two sons,
Heath of Mabel and Darin (Jessica) of Ossian, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Karen Snell and Maribeth Rover,
both of Waterloo, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, one in infancy.
The funeral was Friday, June 22, at Assumption Catholic Church in Canton.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony assisted the family with arrangements.
Gloria Delone Opsahl, 83, of Austin, died at her home Wednesday morning, Sept. 22,
She was born Sept. 12, 1927, to Olean and Ella (Holland) Erickson in Fillmore County. She attended
Scheie Country School and graduated from Spring Grove High School in 1946.
She married Leland Housker on June 6, 1948 in Spring Grove where they owned and operated Housker
Tavern. The couple had two children and moved to Austin in the 1950s. Leland passed away on June 25, 1962.
In 1967 Gloria married Norman Opsahl. They had one daughter and were later divorced.
Gloria worked at several retail shops and cared for her grandchildren when they were infants. A member
of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and American Legion Auxiliary, she was a Boy Scout Leader and Girl Scout Leader, did a lot of
needle work, loved to camp, enjoyed eating out with friends and spent several winters in Texas.
Survivors include a son, Steven Housker of Greenbelt, Md.; two daughters, Debra (Mark) Johnson of
Shawnee, Kansas and Renae (Darin) Simonson of Austin; four grandchildren, Mathew Johnson, Elizabeth (Kent) Padomek, Allison
Simonson, Tori Simonson; one great granddaughter, Ella; and a brother, Verdon Erickson of Owatonna.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands and a brother in infancy.
Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 27, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin with Pastor Kristi Koppel
officiating. Interment will be at Spring Grove Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.
The Worlein Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Gorda Sydell Housker, 86, of Spring Grove, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010,
at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis.
She was born on Jan. 12, 1924, to Ole and Manda (Nordhus) Olson in rural Mabel. She attended Mabel
On Nov. 18, 1939 she married Arnold Housker in Decorah, Iowa. The couple farmed for eight years before
moving to Spring Grove. Arnold preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1996.
She worked at Mansfield Industry, Argus, Control Data and Northern Engraving over 27 years.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove and it's women's groups.
Survivors include her son Garry (Tina) Housker of Minnetonka, Minn., and her daughter Linda (Ronald)
Keavy of Edina, Minn.; three grandchildren Brett (Amy) Housker, Ali Housker and Chad (Jen) Keavy; and a great-grandson Peyton
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Perlind Olson
and Orville Olson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring
Grove. Pastor Stephanie Frey will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove and one hour prior to
services at the church on Wednesday.
Harold J. Larson, 82, of Mabel died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at his home.
He was born Aug. 13, 1926, in Newburg Township, Fillmore County, to George and Beulah (Soiney) Larson.
He attended the Riceford and Mabel Schools.
He farmed with his father in the Riceford area before serving in the United States Army. He served
in Germany during the Korean conflict. After his service in the Army he resumed farming near Riceford.
On Sept. 24, 1960, he married Helen Johnson Opsahl in Harmony. He remained on the farm until recently
when they moved into Mabel. He was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and the American Legion and enjoyed his farming
and playing cards.
He is survived by his wife of Mabel; one daughter, Darlene Larson of Eitzen; two stepchildren, Diane
(John DeLong) Ferring of Lansing, Iowa, and Dale (Dorene) Opsahl of Caledonia; six grandchildren, Jerry and Jill Hammel, Rick
Ferring, and Darci, Dariel, and Dylan Opsahl; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Ava, and Chloe; four sisters, Bernice Garness
of Mabel, Norma Spitzmiller and Helen (Jake) Beaman, both of Rockford, Ill., and Marie Betsinger of Rockland, Wis.; three
brothers, Leland (Marcy) of Green Valley, Ariz., and Leslie (Carol) and Richard (Marcia) both of Mabel; and several nieces
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Ronald Ferring.
Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 25, at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev.
Gail Klavetter officiating. Burial was in the Riceford Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion.
The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted the family with arrangements.
Bud Hermanson, 75, of Harmony
Herman “Bud” Hermanson, 75, of Harmony, died on Monday, April 3, 2006.
He was born on Jan. 26, 1931, in Spring Grove. He spent his childhood in the Blackhammer area.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 until 1954 and was in Korea during the Korean War.
On July 9, 1955, he married Georgia Lee Bestor in Highland Prairie Church.
He worked for Peterson Motors in Lanesboro until 1960 when he moved to Harmony. There he worked for
Harmony Lumber Company for several years. He worked with Warren Mosher as a carpenter for a short time and then went to GPI
Inc. where he worked for 21 years until he retired. He continued to do carpentry and repair work after retirement.
He adored his family, loved working on tractors and arguing about how Ford was better than Chevy.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia; four daughters, Darcy (Bob) Erickson of Mabel, Zo (Jay) Masters
of Harmony, Sheri (Brad) Osmonson of Harmony, Heidi (Keith Rahn) Hermanson of Preston; four sons, Terry of Winona, Steve (Gail)
of Rochester, Tim of Eyota and Rich (Sue) of Decorah, Iowa; 23 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Ben of
Scandia; two sisters, Donna (Wayne) Bestor of Houston and Naomi (Pete) Wangen of Harmony.
He was preceded in death by one brother and sister-in-law, Gaylord and Donna.
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony.
Friends may call at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening,
and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Greenfield Lutheran Cemetery in Harmony.
Irene Jeanette (Staven) Treangen, 83, of Spring Grove, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005,
at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.
She was born Sept 27, 1922, in Caledonia to Olaf and Olga (Otterness) Staven. She attended rural
school at North Black Hammer and graduated from Spring Grove High School in 1942.
On April 21,1943, she married Bernard Eddy, they had two sons, Gordon and Bruce. The couple later
divorced in 1952.
On Nov. 26, 1955, she married Gilman Treangen. They had a daughter, Anita. Irene was a farmer's wife
for several years before moving to Spring Grove in 1965.
She was an employee of Control Data in Spring Grove for three years, and worked as a dietary aide
at Tweeten Lutheran Hospital for 20 years.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove and its women's groups. She was also
a member of the Spring Grove American Legion Auxiliary for 35 years.
Survivors include her children, Gordon (Brit) Eddy of Cresco, Iowa, Bruce (Sandy) Eddy of Caledonia
and Anita (Mike) Hahn of Spring Grove; five grandchildren. Amber Hahn, Marie (Brent) Odenbrett, Shawn Eddy, Ann Margrith,
Eddy and Nicole (Cory) Woxland; and four great-granddaughters, McKenna, Annika, Grace and Kylie.
She is further survived by one brother, Herbert (Mardelle) Staven; one brother-in-law, Orvel (Valborg)
Treangen; three sisters-in-law, Ardes Staven, Rosie Olson, and Florence Treangen; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Gilman, who died on May 16,1995, she was preceded in
death by two brothers, Cornelius and Obert, and two brothers-in-law, Orvel Olson and Roland Treangen.
Funeral services are today (Wednesday) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. Burial was in
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Grove. Pastor Stephanie Frey officiated.
Roble Funeral Services in Spring Grove assisted the family with arrangement
Larry Wayne Erickson, 70, of Mabel, and formerly of Spring Grove, died June 9, 2005,
at Green Lea Manor in Mabel.
He was born May 17, 1935, in Canton to Arnold and Evelyn (Hermanson) Erickson.
On June 2, 1956, he married Shirley Opsahl at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. He was a lifelong
area resident and worked at Northern Engraving in Spring Grove for 25 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in
Spring Grove. He believed that children should stay busy, so he planted many gardens for his children to work in; he also
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Terry, Jeffrey, and Billy (Amanda) Erickson; three daughters,
Brenda (Karl) Rosendahl, Connie (Bob) Kewit, and Lisa (Layne) Mlsna; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Dennis (Gloria) Erickson and Junell Erickson; three sisters, Marie Muller, Darla (Bi11) Mauer and Pat Rollins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter, Christina Marie Kewit, and four brothers.
Services were Monday, June 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. Burial was in the Trinity
Lutheran Church cemetery. The Rev. Stephanie Frey officiated.
Roble Funeral Services in Spring Grove assisted the family with arrangements.
Leland Olson, 62
Leland R. "Lee" Olson, 62, of Dodge Center, died Monday, April 16, 2007, at Saint Marys Hospital
Leland Rodney Olson was born April 20, 1944, in Spring Grove. He graduated from Canton High School
and worked for McNeilus Trucks as a field engineer. He continued on as a private owner of several businesses.
He married Sharon Bratland, and they had five children. They later divorced. On April 28, 1984, he
married Janice Munson.
Survivors include his wife; six children, Robert (Bobbi) Olson of Hartford, S.D., Patrick (Lisa)
Olson of Dodge Center, David (Leah) Olson of Kasson, Sharyl Olson of Spring Grove, Brenda (Duke) York of Rochester and Marissa
(Raymond) Madson of Austin; 16 grandchildren, and Julian Madson; two great-grandchildren; his mother, Rosella Olson of Dodge
Center; and a brother, Lowell (Liz) Olson of Dodge Center.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard; and a granddaughter, Sareya Madson.
A memorial Mass was held last Thursday at St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church in Dodge Center,
with the Rev. Kurt Farrell officiating.
Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Dodge Center was in charge of arrangements.
Loretta B. Rostad, 67, of Spring Grove, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at St. Mary's
Hospital in Rochester.
She was born Jan. 3, 1938, in Spring Grove to Hildus and Geneva (Watson) Anderson. She was a lifelong
Spring Grove resident, except for living in Milwaukee for a short period of time. She was a 1956 Spring Grove High School
In 1957, she married Merle Rostad. Mrs. Rostad worked at Control Data, Northern Engraving, Red's
IGA and the Spring Grove American Legion Auxiliary. She was known for her donuts and potato salad.
Survivors include two sons, Greg (Kelly) Rostad of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tony (Debbie) Rostad
of Albertville, Minn.; four grandchildren and two, soon to be, three great-grandchildren; one brother, Ordell Anderson; three
sisters, Lorna Cox, Linda Phillips and Lynette Henderson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle, her son, Mike, her parents and her brother, Gaylen.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring
Grove. There will be no visitation. The Rev. Zane Anderson will officiate.
Roble Funeral Services of Spring Grove is in charge of arrangements
Lydia Rosella Johnson, 86, of Spring Grove, died Sunday, June 22, 2008 at The Meadows
Lydia Opsahl was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Mabel to Selmer and Clara (Treangen) Opsahl. She attended
Mabel High School.
On Dec. 16, 1939, she married Allen Johnson. He preceded her in death. She farmed with her husband
in rural Spring Grove and was a lifelong Spring Grove area resident.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, and it's women's groups, she also belonged
to the Farmers Union. She enjoyed playing cards and dancing.
She is survived by her son, David (Judy) of Holmen, Wis.; her daughters, Marilyn of Rochester, Julie
(Dennis) Dahl of St. Paul, Ahna of Caledonia, and Sara (Michael) Cedarblade of Bangor, Wis.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
one brother, Donald (Dorothy) of Spring Grove; two sisters, Opal (Alfred) Nelson of Rochester, and Florence (Richard) Johnson
also of Rochester.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Clinton, her sister
Sylvia, and her great-grandson, Zachery.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove with
the Rev. Zane Anderson officiating. Burial in the Trinity church cemetery.
Roble Funeral Services were in charge of arrangements.
|Donald Rommes, 76, of Caledonia|
Donald J. Rommes,
76, of Caledonia died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.
He was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Caledonia
to Nicholas and Marcella (Schiltz) Rommes. He graduated from the Loretto High School in Caledonia.
served in the United States Army. On July 5, 1958, he married Marguerite "Marge" Schroeder. She preceded him in death on July
13, 1999. On May 18, 2001 he married Darlene Diersen Gengler.
He farmed for 50 years and also managed
Golden Age/Whispering Pines Apartments for nine years, and worked at Snopac in Caledonia until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife Darlene of Caledonia; six daughters: Julie Connor (Lenny Thorstenson), Waterville,
Iowa; Terri (Dan) Gavin, Houston; Deb (Randy) Myhre, Fargo, N.D.; Karen (Larry) Wermager, Caledonia; Connie (Paul) Link, Rochester,
and Amy Rommes, Caledonia; step-children Pete Gengler, Nick (Nicolette) Gengler, Joan (Doug) Dewall, and Jenny (Troy) Winjum
all of Caledonia; 13 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; 12 step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; brothers
and sisters Mary (Jerry) Mitchell, Albernette, Iowa; Jeanne Kelly (special friend Jim Koshmeder), Del Ray Beach, Fla. and
Paul (Neldene) Rommes, Caledonia.
He was preceded in death by his first wife; siblings Dale and Jerry;
and four step-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 11 at St. Mary's Catholic
Church in Caledonia with Father Gregory Leif officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery with military rites.
Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. Thursday at Holy Family Hall in Caledonia with a prayer service at 7:30.
Memorials are preferred to ABLE, Woodland Industries, or Camp Winnebago.
Home of Caledonia is assisting the family with arrangements