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Helen R. Nerison, 90, of Wanamingo, died on Saturday morning, Aug. 15, 2009, at the Fairview Red Wing Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Minneola Lutheran Church in rural Zumbrota with Reverend Paul Reppe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m.
Diane Avery, 55, of Red Wing passed away peacefully at home in the loving arms of her family on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. Diane Marie Born was born on July 28, 1954, in Red Wing, the daughter of Marvin and Virginia (Pfingsten) Born. She was a 1972 graduate of Red Wing Central High School. Diane met Kevin Avery at the church youth group. They were united in marriage on June 27, 1975, at St. John's Lutheran Church. She was employed at Red Wing Shoe Co. for 18 years.
Jewell DeEtte Schwarztrauber, 87, of Red Wing, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. She was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Minneapolis to Andrew and Cora (Larson) Bratlie. She graduated from Ellsworth High School and married Lester Schwarztrauber and they lived in rural Ellsworth.
Marcella Tschida, age 92, of St. Paul, formerly of Bay City, Wis., dear sister-in-law and aunt, passed away Aug. 11, 2009, surrounded by the love of her family. She was preceded in death by parents, Stephen and Catharine Tschida; six siblings. She is survived by sisters-in-law, Marion and Anna Tschida; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service Saturday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. at Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills Chapel, 3220 Lake Johanna Blvd., Arden Hills. Memorials preferred to donor's choice. Cremation Society of Minnesota, (612) 825-2435.
Elizabeth (Marshman) Skreland, 36, formally of Frontenac, died Monday at her home in Wauwatosa, Wis. Arrangements are pending with Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City.
Jewell D. Schwarztrauber, 87, of Red Wing, died Saturday at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Arrangements pending at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.
June Virginia Roettger, 79, passed away Saturday, July 18, at her home in Pepin, Wis. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug. 24, 1929, in Hixon Township, Wis., to Walter Lou and Myrtle Mary Ruggles. June spent her childhood helping on the family farm north of Withee, Wis. June attended and graduated from the Owen-Withee School. She married James J. Navarre on July 31, 1948. They farmed in the Stanley, Wis., area and then moved to Lake Elmo, Minn. They were later divorced. She married Edward H. Roettger on May 27, 1965.
Ivan Lee Schneider Sr., 81, of Spokane, Wash., and formerly of Red Wing, passed away Saturday in Spokane. Ivan was born in Vallonia, Ind.; he was the son of Oscar and Frieda (Shoemaker) Schneider. Upon his graduation from high school, Ivan joined the U.S. Air Force for four years. Ivan married Ann Krueger and they shared over 57 years together until his passing. They made their home in Vallonia where Ivan began working for J.C. Penney Co. He was promoted many times during his career, managing stores in Seymour, Ind., Newport, Ariz., Mattoon, Ill. and Red Wing.
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.