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Polka Mass for Miles D. Moyer will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake City, with Father Richard J. Dernek officiating. Private burial will be at a later date in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Lake City. Mr. Moyer, 77, of Lake City, peacefully died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous three-month battle with cancer. Following his wishes, Miles body was donated to the Mayo Foundation. Miles Darwin Moyer was born Jan.
Kevin James Conery, 59, of Ellsworth, died Sunday at the home of his sisters in White Bear Lake, Minn. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ellsworth, with Father Tom Donaldson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the church. Honorary urn bearers will be Kevin's brothers and brothers-in-law. Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, is handling arrangements.
Janice J. Burr, 73, of Hastings died Friday at her home. Janice was born Oct. 20, 1935, in Hastings to Francis and Agnes (Doffing) Dummer. She was a 1953 graduate of Hastings High School and was a former employee at 1st National Bank in St. Paul. Janice married Lawrence Burr on Aug. 9, 1958, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Hastings, and she was a member of the Daughters of Isabella. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Phyllis Muriel Learn, 82, of Lyle, Minn., passed away Friday at the Stacyville Community Nursing Home, Stacyville, Iowa. She was born Sept. 21, 1926, near London, Minn., the daughter of Harry and Grace Cook. She married Donald Learn Sept. 22, 1944. To this union six children were born. Phyllis served on the London Cemetery Board for 24 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents; two brothers and one grandson.
William H. "Bill" Tiffany, 85, of Pepin, died Tuesday at Pepin Manor where he resided the last year and a half. He was born Feb. 21, 1924, in the Nelson area, a son of the late H.O. and Marguerite (Sadden) Tiffany. Bill married Betty F. Blanchard in February of 1950 in Cresco, Iowa. Betty preceded Bill in death in February of 1987. On Nov. 5, 1988, Bill was united in marriage to Janice Ender at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pepin. Many in the surrounding communities will remember Bill during the 1950s for his ownership days at the Ford Garage in Pepin, Wis.
Joseph M. Rude, 69, of Pine Island, and formerly of Zumbrota, died Monday at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. Memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, July 20, at Lands Lutheran Church in Zumbrota, with the Rev. Paul Reppe officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Joseph Melvin Rude was born on May 26, 1940, in Zumbrota, Minn., to Emil and Margaret (Ellefson) Rude. He grew up on the family farm in Roscoe Township.
Donald Gene Holmquist, 51, of Cannon Falls, formerly of Arkansas and Red Wing, passed away on July 12, 2009, from cancer. He was born March 13, 1958, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to Donald and Opal Holmquist. Don loved his family very much, enjoyed NASCAR races and was an avid Mark Martin fan. Don's quick wit brought a smile to all who knew him. He greatly enjoyed helping others. Don served in the Minnesota National Guard and also in Korea while on active duty in the Army. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Angela; mother, Opal Moore; father, Donald F.
Steven L. Armstrong, 62, of Prescott, died Saturday at his home. Steve was born Oct. 10, 1946, in Duluth, Minn., and was raised in Superior, Wis., by his parents, Byron and Cecelia (Larson) Armstrong. He was a graduate of Superior Central High School and Eau Claire Technical Institute, receiving an associate degree in computer science. Steve married Julie Cockson in October of 1967 and later married Judy Lamble on June 27, 1987, in Coon Rapids, Minn. Steve was a longtime employee of Northwest Airlines, where he was a senior business analyst.
Marvin Henry Strauss, 61, died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. Funeral was held Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bellechester. Schleicher Funeral Home, Lake City, handled arrangements.
Christian J. Hernlem, 86, of Zumbrota, died suddenly on Monday, July 13, 2009, in Zumbrota. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at Christ Lutheran Church in Zumbrota with the Rev. Wayne Schoch officiating. Burial will be in Zumbrota Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Christian John Hernlem was born on Oct. 26, 1922, in Suring, Wis., to Christ and Olive (nee Schultz) Hernlem. At the age of 2, he move with his family to the Zumbrota area. He attended country school and started farming with his parents.