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Martin H. Beckmann, 91, of Lake City, died Friday at the Lake City Medical Center, Mayo Health System Hospital. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church-Bear Valley, rural Mazeppa. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran-Lincoln Cemetery, rural Lake City. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel, and for one hour Thursday prior to the service at the church.
Steven L. Armstrong, 62, of Prescott, died Saturday at his home. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Joy Lutheran Church, Prescott. Burial of cremains will be in the Pine Glen Cemetery, Prescott, at a later time. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Following the service, people will gather at the Armstrong home. Memorials are preferred to your home area food shelf or a cancer research organization of your choice.
Funeral services for Pat will be 11 a.m., Monday, July 13th, at the River Falls Assembly of God Church, River Falls, WI. Burial will be in Our Saviors Cemetery, Beldenville, WI. Friends and family are invited to call at the Hill Funeral Home, Ellsworth on Sunday, June 12th from 1:00-5 p.m. and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Go to www.hillfuneralservice.com to extend an online condolence to the family. Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dr. Oliver E.H. Larson, 87, of Red Wing, died on July 5, 2009, at his home. Oliver was born Aug. 11, 1921, in Elgin, Minn., to Edwin and Anna (Anderson) Larson. He graduated from Elgin High School and attended the University of Minnesota. After graduating from medical school in 1945, he joined the United States Army and served at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and the 361st Station Hospital in Tokyo, Japan. On July 5, 1947, he married Agnes McNulty in Plainfield, New Jersey. He began a 40-year practice of family medicine in Zumbrota in the fall of 1948.
Shirley I. Krueger, 85, of Lake City, passed away July 5, 2009, at the Lake City Hospital Mayo Health System. Shirley was born Dec. 2, 1923, in Plainview, Minn., to Harmon & Lula (Haessig) Herron. She married Delbourne Krueger Dec. 31, 1940, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale at Nashua, Iowa. After they were married they lived in Milwaukee, Wis., for a short time until moving to Lake City. She worked in a defense factory in Milwaukee during World War II.
Zita A. Miller, surrounded by family, died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at the Boutwell Landing Gathering Place. Zita was born Nov. 9, 1925, in Stillwater, Minn. She attended St. Michael's Catholic School, graduated from Stillwater High School in 1943 where she wrote for the school paper and was a member of the National Honor Society. She obtained her teaching certificate in two years from Winona State College, graduating in 1946. She continued her education at St. Cloud State University, earning her bachelor's degree in 1957. Zita taught grades five and six for two years in Mazeppa.
Jeanne M. Hermann, 74, of Wanamingo, died on Saturday, July 4, 2009, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Jeanne Marlene Gahler was born Aug. 6, 1934, to Louis and Cora (Miller) Gahler. She was raised on the family farm north of Rochester. She attended country school through eighth grade and high school in Rochester where she graduated in 1952. Jeanne met Wilfred "Bill" Hermann in high school and the two were married on Sept. 5, 1952, in Rochester. They lived in Germany from 1954-1955 while Bill was in the U.S.
LaVonne M. Sibley, 80, of Zumbrota, formerly of the Wanamingo/Kenyon area, died Friday at the Golden Living Center West in Rochester. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holden Lutheran Church with the Rev. Cindy Fisher-Broin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Larson Chapel in Zumbrota and Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Virgil Duane Hernke, 78, a lifelong resident of Leon Township, died on Friday at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. today at Urland Lutheran Church, 6940 County Road 9, Cannon Falls, with the Rev. Dean Lundgren officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service today at the church. Arrangements are by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. Online condolences may be directed to www.lundbergfuneral.com .
Neale "Shep" Sheppard, 89, of Pine Island, died Thursday at the Zumbrota Care Center. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Pine Island. Burial will be in the Pine Island Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service, all at the church. Mahn Family Funeral Home, Mahler Chapel in Pine Island, is handling arrangements.