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Gregory J Hanson, 56, Cincinnati, Ohio, died July 3. Born Jan. 3, 1952 to Harlan and Yvonne Hanson, he graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1970. He graduated from the Apostolic Institute in St. Paul, before working 33 years for Unisys Corporation. His interests included music, theology and history. Survivors include his parents, wife Connie, daughters Amanda (Rev. Daniel Fleming), Elizabeth Hanson, grandchildren, sister Nancy, nieces and nephews. The funeral was at the First Apostolic Church in Cincinnati Ohio on July 8.
Bertha L. Arendt, 87, of Lake City, died Wednesday at Lake City Nursing Home. She was born in Granton, Wis., Aug. 1, 1920. At a young age she moved to Oronoco, Minn., and graduated from Rochester High School. She married Leonard P. Arendt at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bellechester Nov. 14, 1941. They lived in Rochester for two years, where he operated a service station, before purchasing a home in Bellechester, where they lived for 60 years. They moved to Lake City Nursing Home in 2004 due to declining health. He died in 2006. She was member of St.
Joseph Kvittem, 91, of Kenyon, died Thursday morning at Kenyon Sunset Home. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Michaelson Funeral Home of Kenyon.
Grace Kuhl, 93 July 18, 2008 Grace E. Kuhl, 93, formerly of Florence Township, died Friday at the Lake City Nursing Home. Born Sept. 27, 1914, in Florence Township to Henry & Minnie (Peters) Kuhl, she graduated from Red Wing High School and then attended Normal Teachers Training and she taught in rural schools in the Frontenac area. She taught for many years until she suffered a stroke. She lived on the family farm in Florence Township. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Frontenac. Survivors include three nieces and a nephew.
Mary Elaine Wilson, 63, Red Wing, died Sunday at Fairview Seminary Home. Born Dec. 17, 1944, in Pipestone, Minn., the daughter of Charles and Florence (Gannon) Wilson. She married Ronald Freier and they later divorced. She worked for the dental office of Drs. Johnson and Hewitt for 33 years and part-time at the Hush Puppy Shoe Store for four years. She enjoyed crafts and reading and was a member of the Fairview Hospital Auxiliary as a home crafter. Survivors include two brothers, Chuck (Dee) Wilson of Red Wing and William R.
Allan Berg, 78 July 17, 2008 Allan Louis Berg, 78, Red Wing, formerly of Minneapolis, died Thursday at The Villa at Hi Park in Red Wing. Born June 30, 1930, in Centuria, Wis. to Leonard and Ida (Swan) Berg, he attended school in rural Polk County and started working at Donaldson's Department Store at the age of 16. He married Beverly Swanson on July 21, 1957, at the Soul's Harbor Church in Minneapolis. Death of veteran: He joined the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict.
Margot Knopp, 80 July 17, 2008 Margot Elisabeth Knopp, 80, Red Wing, died Thursday at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center. Born March 31, 1928, in Wiesbaden, Germany, the daughter of Fredrick and Elisabeth (Brinkmann) Menger, she graduated from high school in Germany, immigrated to the United States in 1948 and became a U. S. citizen in 1952. She lived in Winona, Minn. She married Michael Knopp in 1959 and they lived in Minneapolis and Chicago before moving to Red Wing in 1967. She was a member of the Church of Saint Joseph and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Rosaline Conway, 89 July 16, 2008 Rosaline E. Conway, 89, of Lake City, died Wednesday at the Lake City Nursing Home. Born Nov. 21, 1918, in Lake City to Theodore & Amelia (Lindgren) Olson, she grew up in Lake City and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1936. She married James Conway Dec. 13, 1941, in Culver City, Calif. After WWII they moved to Lake City, where they owned and operated J. F. Conway Jewelers in Lake City. He passed away July 23, 1960. She owned and operated the store for 40 years when she sold the business in 1987.
Toni Piar, 62 July 16, 2008 Toni Piar, 62, of Lake City, died Wednesday at the Lake City Hospital Mayo Health System after a short courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lake City, July 8, 1946, her family moved to Calif. shortly after she was born. She returned to the Lake City in 1969. She married William Piar May 14, 1979, in S.D. She worked at Federal Mogul for 28 years in quality control. She was a member of St.
Jennie V. Conley, 91, of Owatonna, Minn., formerly of Red Wing, died Tuesday at the St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn. Born March 26, 1917, the daughter of Grace (Frattalone) and Pasquale Bonasera in St. Paul, Minn., she owned and operated Bonasera's Beauty Shop in St. Paul with her sister. She married William Conley Aug. 28, 1945, in St. Paul, upon his return from World War II. They would move to the Lock and Dam #3 on Prairie Island in Red Wing where they would stay for 24 years raising their family.