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Elizabeth Amanda "Betty" Quam, 99, of Cannon Falls, died on Friday evening at the Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls. Betty was born at home on Feb. 21, 1910, in Leon Township, the daughter of Tom and Oline (Renestrand) Eide. She grew up in Leon Township, was baptized and confirmed at Urland Lutheran Church, and attended country school at District 52. In her youth, Betty had worked with various farm families in need of domestic help. On Feb. 9, 1935, she married Martin J. Quam, and they raised three sons. Following her husband's death on Dec.
Sept. 4, 2009 Mike Pelach, 89, of Farmington, Minn., passed away Friday. Mike retired from 3M after 26 years and is a life member of the Farmington VFW. He is preceded in death by six siblings. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marion; children, Judy (Brad) Graff, Cindy (Herb) Haverland, Denise (Dave) Anderson, Annette (Pat) Cunningham and Michael (Lynn) Pelach; 10 grandchildren; siblings, Violet Johnson, Frank (Delores) Pelach, Mae Curry, Ruth Goodyear and Irene Ervin; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 11 a.m.
Sept. 2, 2009 Carl Lloyd Robeson, 82, of Hastings and formerly of Hampton, died Wednesday afternoon at the Regina Nursing Home in Hastings. Carl was born the second oldest of eight children on May 12, 1927, near Knox City, Mo., the son of Harold and Mabel (Primm) Robeson. After graduating from Memphis (Mo.) High School, Carl enlisted with the United States Navy in 1945 and served his country during World War II. He was honorably discharged in August 1946.
Sept. 2, 2009 Steven R. Glaus, age 47 of Maiden Rock, Wis. died on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. A memorial gathering will be held on Monday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a prayer service at 1:45 p.m. at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home in Maiden Rock. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Maiden Rock.
Lorraine Anne "Lori" Reeve, 81, of Burnsville, passed away Tuesday. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Louis Reeve; children, Scott (Mary) and Jeff Reeve, Jill (Todd) Bernloehr; grandchildren, Brooke and Robert; also by many other loving relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents Henry and Selma Luetje of Hay Creek; brother, Wilbert Luetje of Red Wing. Funeral service 1 p.m. today at White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville, with visitation one hour prior to service. White Funeral Home, Burnsville (952) 894-5080.
Ruth Emma Vivian (Erickson) Miller Sauter, 99, of Cannon Falls, died Wednesday evening at the Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls, where she has resided the past four years. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church, Cannon Falls, with Pastors Gary Schulz and Carol Sinykin officiating. Burial will follow in the Cannon Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls and one hour before the service Saturday at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Angels Care Center. Condolences may be directed to www.lundbergfuneral.com .
Funeral Mass for Jerry W. Roper will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake City, Minn., with Father Richard J. Dernek officiating. A orivate burial will be at a later date. Mr. Roper, 60, of Lake City, Minn., died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, from injuries received in an auto accident near Beach, N.D., while heading to Glacier National Park in Montana. Jerry Wayne Roper was born Nov. 6, 1948, in Lake City to Lester and Marion (Hygnstrom) Roper. He attended school in Lake City and graduated in 1966 from Lincoln High School. He served in the U.S.
Devoted mother, Patricia A. White, 54, of Red Wing, Minn., left the world peacefully on August 25, 2009, after long-term victory over chronic illness. Patti resided at Jordan Towers where she hosted son Joshua Shafer and grandson Brayden Shafer; daughter Ericka Otterson; nieces Amanda Erdman, Alyssa Otterson, Maryann Bakos, Andrea Bakos, and Shawna McCrae; and sisters Dorothy Otterson and Audrey Bakos in visits filled with great food and love. Throughout life, Patti's passions included education, cinema, crafts, and supporting her family.
Othmar L. Fox, 85, of Miesville, died Aug. 26, 2009, at the Fairview Medical Center, Red Wing. Othmar was born April 1, 1924, in Miesville to Albert and Anna (Schaffer) Fox. He married Betty Jensen July 31, 1946, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Cannon Falls. Othmar farmed in the Miesville area his entire life. He was an excellent cabinet maker, woodworker, and loved to hunt and fish.
Gordon H. Rothe, 82, of Elmwood, passed away Aug. 18 at the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand from heart disease. Gordon was born on June 25, 1927, in St. Paul, Minn. He was the son of Gustav and Elvera (Schultz) Rothe. He lived with his family in Millville, Minn., Ellsworth, Wis., Maiden Rock, Wis., and finally settling in Waverly, Wis., to farm. Gordon was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plum City for 65 years and during that time he was very active, serving on many boards. Gordon married Harriet Johnson on April 14, 1956, in Maiden Rock and they had 53 great years together.