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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 had 53 great years together.
Hazel M. Weberg, 89, of Welch died on Monday at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park in Red Wing. Arrangements are pending with Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Funeral Chapel.
Carl Henry Holst, 75, of Red Wing, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center due to complications of cancer and heart failure. He was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Wabasha County to LaRoy and Elsa (Meyer) Holst. He attended Sterrett Country School and Lake City schools. In 1949 the family moved to Goodhue where he graduated in 1951. He played baseball, basketball, and football for Lake City and Goodhue schools. He In 1954 he was drafted into the U.S. Army for two years and was stationed in Germany. Carl married Mary Cook on Feb. 23, 1957, at St.
Raymond J. Dahl, 91, of Lake City, Minn., passed away Monday, Aug. 24, at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Wabasha, Minn. Raymond was born Nov. 22, 1917, in Pilot Mound, Minn., to Peter and Emma (Johnson) Dahl. He attended school in Pilot Mound. On March 12, 1947, he married Laura Crowson in North Prairie, Minn. Raymond farmed in the Chatfield area. While living in Lake City, he worked at Golden Loaf for two years and as a machine operator for Federal Mogul in Lake City for 32 years. Ray also worked at the Jewell Nursery in Lake City for 16 years. Laura passed away Feb. 6, 1985.
Elva C. Bottolfson Hillebrandt, 97, of River Falls, died Monday at the Kinnic Long Term Care, River Falls. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, River Falls. The Rev. Marcus Birkholz will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the church Friday from 1 p.m. until time of services. Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Louis Evans, 64, of Bay City, died unexpectedly Saturday. He was born May 25, 1945, to Kenneth and Bonnie Evans. He grew up in Hastings. He owned and operated Mr. Louie's Hair Design in Rosemount and Lakeville and also owned Mr. Upholster. For a short time he lived in Lake City on a hobby farm and began working with Anderson House Tour Groups. For the past 15 years he owned Red Wing Pawn Shop.
Joyce Lorraine Bauer, 73, of Ellsworth, died Saturday at the Ellsworth Care Center after a battle with various health complications. Funeral will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, River Falls, with the Rev. Gerd Bents officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 3 p.m. until time of services. Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Karla J. Colegrove, age 45 of Maiden Rock, died on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 at the River Falls Area Hospital. Karla was born the daughter of LaVerne and Marilyn (Bottolfson) Klingensmith on Oct. 8, 1963 in River Falls. She was confirmed by Pastor Wally Mylander at Bethel Covenant Church and attended Sunday school at Bethlehem Lutheran and Bethel Covenant Church. She graduated from Ellsworth High School with the class of 1982. Karla was employed by Hiawatha National Bank for 19 years. She enjoyed the wonderful relationships she had with her customers at the bank.
Robert Fermin Opsahl, resident of White Bear Lake, Minn., was born in Red Wing, on Sept. 26, 1937 and passed away on Aug. 21, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ordner and Melvina Opsahl; brother, Ordner Jr. "Pete" Opsahl and sister, June Hardy. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Janet; sons: Thomas (Darlyn) Opsahl, Allen (Mary Ellen) Opsahl and David (Delena) Opsahl; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and brother, Edward (Rita) Opsahl. Fermin had a life-long love of airplanes which lead to a 21 year career in the United States Air Force.
Andrew Roy Peterson, 89 of Boulder City, Nev., for 13 years, has passed away. Born April 17, 1920 in Anoka County, Minn. to Fred and Gina (Mickelson) Peterson. Raised on their farm. Completed high school in Red Wing, in the class of 1938. Enlisted in Army Air Corps in 1943. Flew 51 B-24 combat missions in European theater in 1944 including the oil fields of Ploesti, Rumania. His next assignment was in the USA Air Transport Command from which he was discharged in 1947. From the US Air Force Reserves Capt.