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William "Bill" Wiech, 72, of Cottage Grove, Minn., passed away April 26, 2009. William was born Sept. 22, 1936, in Frontenac, Minn., the son of William and Annabelle Wiech. He was raised in Hager City and Red Wing and graduated from Central High School in 1954. On July 16, 1955, he was united in marriage with Hope Munson. Bill enjoyed flying, gardening and golfing.
Lucille Esther Emma Sell, 72, of Red Wing, died suddenly Sunday morning at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center. She was born April 3, 1937, in Eagan, Minn., to Frederick and Anna (Englert) Boesel. She was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church and confirmed at Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran Church, both in Eagan. She was a 1954 graduate of Rosemount High School. After graduating, she worked for Montgomery Wards in St. Paul. She married Stanley Sell on April 5, 1957. at Trinity Lone Oak Church. The lived in Eagan on a farm, where she raised her three children and helped her husband with the farm work.
Viola A. Larson, 90, of Pepin, died Saturday, April 25, 2009, at the Ellsworth Care Center. She was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Red Wing, Minn., daughter of Arthur and Edith Trafton Benson. She graduated from Red Wing High School. On Oct. 1, 1955, she married Lawrence W. Larson. They farmed together in rural Pepin. Following the death of Lawrence in 1970, Viola went to work as a CNA at the Red Wing Care Center. Viola was a member of the Lund Mission Covenant Church and an active member of the woman's group at the church.
Clyde M. Anderson, 84, of Cannon Falls, formerly of Red Wing, passed away April 26, 2009. He was born in Lyle, Minn., Dec. 27, 1924. @death of veteran: Retired from United Airlines, he was the former owner of Belle Antiques, Cannon Falls. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion and VFW. He also was a painter, fisherman, antique collector, avid reader and armchair scholar. @Normal: He was preceded in death by parents. Alma and Carl Anderson; nine brothers and sisters. He is survived by wife of 58 years, Marion; daughters Charlotta Anderson (Will Gobeil)of St.
SHIRLEY J. BLANEY Shirley (Hathaway - Everett) Blaney, age 72, of Red Wing, MN passed away Sept. 5, 2008 at St. Brigid's at HI-Park Assisted Living. Shirley was born Nov. 27, 1935 in Menomonie, WI to William Hathaway and Dorane (Lemon) Debee-Olson. As a young child, Shirley became ill and lost her hearing. Being deaf never seemed to stop her though. She lived in Menomonie, WI, Milwaukee, WI; & Delavan, WI. It was there in Delavan that she attended deaf school. When she was finished with school, she moved to St. Paul, MN.
Linden Giar, 63 August 19, 2008, in Red Wing, Minnesota Linden Earl Giar, age 63, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, August 19, at his home. He was born on March 5, 1945, in Lodi, Ohio, to Leo and Geniva (Patton) Giar. He grew up in Spencer, Ohio, and attended schools in Ohio and Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1983, receiving the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal. He married Elaine Kenitz on July 22, 1965, in Durand, Wisconsin. They lived in various places while he was in the military service.
Lester Boettcher, 87 Aug. 20, 2008 Lester Edward Boettcher, 87, of River Falls, died Wednesday at River Falls Area Hospital. He was born Aug. 17, 1921, in Bonduel, Wis., the son of Henry and Martha (Burow) Boettcher, and was a graduate of the Delavan School for the Deaf. On April 14, 1951, he married Adelaide M. Fuller in St. Paul. He worked for Whirlpool Appliance Co. for 34 years.
Eunice D. Roble, 94, Bellechester, died Monday at the Lake City Nursing Home, where she lived for less than a week. Born April 25, 1914, in Red Wing to William and Clara (Miller) Spilman, she grew up in Bellechester and attended St. Mary's School. On May 24, 1935, she married Clarence A. Roble in Red Wing. They lived in Red Wing before they started farming in the Bellechester area. They retired from farming in 1975, but continued to live on the farm. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bellechester and enjoyed sewing and quilting, gardening and fishing.
Gregory Jay Hanson, 56, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died July 3. Born Jan. 3, 1952, to Harlan and Yvonne Hanson in Red Wing, he graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1970, attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from the Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul before working 33 years for Unisys Corp. A saxophonist, his interests also included theology and history. Survivors include his parents, Harlan and Yvonne of Red Wing; his wife, Connie; daughters, Amanda (the Rev. Daniel) Flemming of Iowa and Elizabeth of Cincinnati; two grandchildren; and siblings, Dr.
Mary "Hazel" Bartlett, 81, Red Wing, died Thursday at her home. She was born Aug. 18, 1926 in Barron, Wis. to Joseph and Sadie (Kavanaugh) Castonia. After graduating from Barron high school, she married Gale Bartlett on Nov. 26, 1947. They lived in Rice Lake before moving to Red Wing in 1977. She worked at the Seminary Home, and retired in 1990. She continued to volunteer there, and helped with administering communion to shut-ins. She was a member of the Church of St. Joseph.