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Howard Donald Banitt, 68, of Cannon Falls, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at his home. Howard was born May 10, 1941, in Red Wing, the son of Donald and Adeline (Groth) Banitt. He graduated from the Cannon Falls High School in 1959. In 1959, he joined the Naval Air Reserve while still in high school and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1960. In 1960, he switched to the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force sent him to Syracuse University for one year to learn Czech, and he used his skills as a translator while serving in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1964.
Laura Michele Castle-Johnson, 28, died unexpectedly at home Monday. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. Graveside service will 11 a.m. Friday at the Vang Lutheran Cemetery with Pastor Terje Hausken officiating.
Laura Castle-Johnson, 28, died unexpectedly Monday. Arrangements are pending at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls.
Howard D. Banitt, 68, of Cannon Falls, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at his home. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Urland Lutheran Church with Pastor Arthur Sharot officiating. Visitation will be hour before the service. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls is handling the arrangements.
Laverne Everett Reisner, 82, of Red Wing, passed away Friday following a short illness with cancer. He was born Jan. 20, 1927, to Everett and Laura (Rothmeyer) Reisner, on a farm near Hawkeye, Iowa. Laverne attended school at Hawkeye and was raised on a farm near West Union. He served in the United States Army between April 1945 and November 1946, spending 13 months in Japan, attaining the rank of Tech 5. On Sept. 7, 1950, he was united in marriage at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union, Iowa to Donna Lou Harris. To this union, their three children were born.
Harold A. Roude, 89, of Ellsworth, passed away Sunday at Red Wing Health Center. He was born in Trenton Township on Aug. 25, 1919, to Charles and Christine (Peterson) Roude. Harold was united in marriage to Lorraine Stockwell on June 30, 1962, at Bible Center Church, Rush River. He worked for two farm implements in Ellsworth;and then he worked for the Pierce County Highway Department. He also farmed at his home place. Harold enjoyed making things from wood like tables, cars, candy dishes, little crosses, a spinning wheel, and a grandfather clock.
Deane M. Lundell died Saturday at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis. He was 78 years old. He was born in Red Wing on May 28, 1931, the first child of Dennis M. Lundell and Hortense Bodelson Lundell. He grew up on the family farm in the Smoland section of Vasa Township. After attending the local one-room school and graduating from Red Wing High School in 1948, he matriculated at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. His consuming interest in how we got to be the way we are led him to concentrate in history.
Heather Joan (Jackson) Efinchuk, retired SFC, died on Wednesday afternoon at the Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls. Graveside services with military honors will be held noon today at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Assembly Area 5. The Rev. Roger Claxton will officiate. Memorials are preferred to the family. Arrangements are by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls.
Merlyn Brunkow, 84, of Lake City, died Thursday at his residence. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church, Lake City, with the Rev. Don Jones officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Lake City. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel Lake City, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Military Honors will be handled by VFW Post 8729 and American Legion Post 110. Memorials preferred to donor's choice.
Les Anderson, 81, of Monterey, Calif., formerly of Red Wing, died Wednesday at his home. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.