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Stephen T. Ginn, 84, of Wabasha, formerly of Red Wing, died Monday evening, May 18, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. He was born Jan. 23, 1925, in Guckeen, Minn., the son of William and Josephine (Guckeen) Ginn. In his early teens the family moved to nearby Blue Earth, Minn. He served 4 1/2 years in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving in the South Pacific. After the service he worked for Standard Oil for 14 years in Whiting, Ind. He then worked as a maintenance engineer for St. Margaret's Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. He retired in 1990.
Lu (Lourdes) Boeck, 40. of Cannon Falls, died Sunday at her home. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church, Cannon Falls, with the Rev. Daniel Feldkamp officiating. Visitation will be an hour before the service. Burial will be in Cannon Falls Cemetery. Memorials are preferred. Arrangements are by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls.
Stephen Allen Seipel, 46, of Plum City, died Monday at his home. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Maiden Rock, with the Rev. John Hazen officiating. Burial will be in Porcupine Cemetery, Frankfort Township, Pepin County, Wis. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand is handling arrangements.
Betty Ann Pagel died Monday, May 18, 2009, from congestive heart failure at the Cannon Falls Hospital. Betty was born on June 13, 1925, to Edward J. and Elizabeth (Irving) Ranfranz in Chicago, Ill. After graduating from high school, Betty went to San Francisco, Calif., to work and live with an aunt. She met and dated Edward F. Pagel, who was stationed there in the Navy during World War II.
Kevin "Gopher" H. Laughnan, 51, of Ellsworth, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at his home. Kevin was born Febr. 10, 1958, in Red Wing, the son of James and Audrey (Christiansen) Laughnan. Gopher worked for various farmers in the area throughout the years. He enjoyed fixing things and adored his nieces and nephew. Kevin is survived by his girlfriend, Shelly Haselman, Ellsworth; two children, Luke and Abbie, Maiden Rock; mother, Audrey (Roger) Christiansen-Eng; siblings, Faye Glaus, Roger (Pauline) Laughnan, and Judy Sawczynec, all of Ellsworth.
James "Jim" A. Kruger, 48, of Millville, Minn., died Saturday in Hyde Park Township, Wabasha County, Minn. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, with Pastor Doris Ruben officiating. Burial will be in the Millville Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior Wednesday to the service.
Funeral services for Peder Husbyn will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Minneola Lutheran Church with the Rev. Sarah Nietz officiating. Burial will follow in the Zumbrota Cemetery. Mr. Husbyn, 87, of Goodhue, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at his home. Peder Berdiene Husbyn was born Nov. 25, 1921, in Minneola Township. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theatre. Mr. Husbyn was a retired carpenter, and had worked for John Matthees Construction.
Cooper Jeffrey Hawkenson, 2 days, son of Eric and Maggie (Flueger) Hawkenson, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. He was born Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the Lake City Hospital in Lake City, Minn.
Mary Lou Morley, 80, of Red Wing passed away Wednesday, May 13, at her home. She was born in Red Wing to Ralph and Mae (Kruger) Morley on July 10, 1928. She attended schools in Red Wing and graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1946. She worked many years at S.B. Foot Tanning in the office starting Aug. 31, 1953. until she retired January 1993. Preceding her in death were her parents; Ralph and Mae Morley; sister Joyce Chinlund and brother-in-law Harvey Chinlund.
Elsie Maxine Kemp, 85, of Arkansaw, Wis., died Friday at the Plum City Care Center. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Arkansaw United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Gardow officiating. Burial will be in the Arkansaw Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand, Wis., is handling arrangements.