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Ernestine Marie Poloson, 85, of Red Wing, died Saturday Dec. 20, 2008, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. She was born March 3, 1923, in Helena, Mont., to Dan and Mae Deschamps Poloson. She spent her early years at their Wolf Creek home where, from infancy, she accompanied her mother on horseback and by wagon traveling over steep terrain to sheep camps. In 1929, Marie's parents bought their own ranch near Lonepine where she attended school. Her greatest love was horses; she spent as much time as she could with them and became an excellent horsewoman.
Norbert Charles Stoffel, 88, of Cannon Falls, died on Sunday morning at the Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Pius V Catholic Church, Cannon Falls, with Father Jay Kythe celebrating. Private burial with military honors will in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Memorials are preferred. Lundberg Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Paul Irvin Iverson, 73, of Red Wing died June 7 at Red Wing Health Care Center. Burial of cremated remains will take place later at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis.
Thomas J. Downs, 53, an avid hunter and fisherman of Hastings, passed away suddenly June 11, 2009. He was born May 29, 1956, in Minneapolis to Edward and Maxine Downs. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward. He is survived by his children, Emily, Katelyn, and Taylor Downs and Micah Conroy; grandchildren Kayla; Kai and Julian; mother, Maxine Downs; sister, Nancy (Jerry) Miller; brothers, Edward (Kathy) Downs, Bob (Sue) Downs and Steve (Sherry) Downs; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Sunday at the Wise Family Funeral Home, Hastings.
Thomas J. Downs, 53, an avid hunter and fisherman of Hastings, passed away suddenly June 11, 2009. He was born on May 29, 1956, in Minneapolis to Clifford and Catherine Downs. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford. He is survived by his children, Emily, Katelyn, and Taylor Downs and Micah Conroy; grandchildren Kayla, Kai, and Julian; mother, Maxine Downs; sister, Nancy (Jerry) Miller; brothers, Edward (Kathy) Downs, Bob (Sue) Downs, Steve (Sherry) Downs; many nieces and nephews. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings.
Wanda V. Johnson, 90, of Red Wing, formerly of Ellsworth, died Thursday, June 11, at Fairview Seminary Home, Red Wing. Wanda was born on Nov. 30, 1918. in the town of Salem, Pierce County, the daughter of Rennie and Augusta (Martin) Billeter. She married Loren Johnson on Jan. 30, 1935, in Ellsworth. To this union four children were born, Shirley, Bettie, Sally and Thomas. Wanda was a devoted wife and help-mate of 73 years.
Adeline Florence Miller, 77, of Bay City, Wis., died Friday, June 12, 2009, at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center. She was born June 12, 1932, to John and Ellen (Peterson) Rigelman. She attended Hager City schools and Red Wing High School. She worked many years at Red Wing Pottery as a hand painter. She married Lee Miller June 25, 1960, at Christ Episcopal Church. She worked at Rivera Cabinets, Riedell Shoes, and was a waitress at many different restaurants, including Liberty's for many years. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and the Bay City Legion Auxiliary.
Alicia R. Meyer, 87, of St. Anthony, passed away June 10. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; parents, John and Annis Hughes; sister, Mary Voth; brothers, J. Edward Hughes and Joseph Hughes. She is survived by brother Allen Hughes (Karen), nieces, nephews and friends. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 2048 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville, Minn. Visitation one hour prior to the Mass at church.
Beverly A. Haugen, 73, of Zumbrota, died Thursday, June 11, at her home surrounded by family. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wanamingo, with the Rev. Terje Hausken officiating. Inurnment will be in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Larson Chapel in Zumbrota, and Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church. Beverly Ann Buck was born April 28, 1936, to the late Raymond W. and Esther (Prigge) Buck in Red Wing, Goodhue County.
Mike Albertsen, 76, of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Red Wing, died May 22, in Mesa. He was born Oct. 3, 1932, to Albert and Martha Albertsen in Atlantic, Iowa. He was a Korean War veteran and was proud of his presidential citation. He married Monie Cavanaugh on Aug. 18, 1953, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. They lived throughout the Midwest, including Red Wing.