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Carole Sue Johnson, 68, of Pepin, died Tuesday at her home. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pepin, with the Rev. Karna Baseman Stark officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church Thursday. Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand is assisting the family.
Kevin George Horvat, 45, of Red Wing, died Monday, May 25, 2009, near Hermantown, Minn. He was born May 16, 1964, in Belleville, Ill., to George and Judy (Wall) Horvat. While growing up his family moved to several places, including California, Texas, Kansas, Southern Illinois, Missouri and Minnesota. During his first 12 years of schooling, he attended nine different schools, graduating in 1983 from Sandstone High School in Minnesota. On Oct. 8, 1983, he married Linnea Ann Bonnin at the United Church of Christ in Sandstone. He attended St.
Vivian Isabelle Kopp, 90, of Plum City, passed away Tuesday at Plum City Health Care Center. She was born Sept. 20, 1918, Salem Township to Oscar and Pearl (Halverson) Olson. She graduated from Plum City High School and on June 21, 1938, married Max Kopp. She was confirmed at the Salem Lutheran Church. Later became a member of the Ono United Methodist Church, Grange Hall. She was active in the church and was a member of the United Methodist Ladies Aide. Vivian farmed along side her husband max in the Grange Hall area from 1938 to 1996. They then retired to Ellsworth.
Rudy H. Stensrud, 57, of Millville, Minn., died Saturday morning at his home in West Albany. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, with Father Robert Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service.
William LeRoy Schmidt, 92, of Plainview, Minn., passed away Saturday, May 23, at St. Marys Hospital Rochester. Mr. Schmidt was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Lake City, Minn., to Harry and Augusta (Kuhfuss) Schmidt. He attended school in Red Wing, Minn. On July 17, 1941, he married Mildred Cotton at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake City. They farmed the family farm on Pepin Hill, in Lake Township rural Lake City. They then moved to Rochester, Minn., where he worked as a welder at Briese Steel and Crenlo for many years.
Floretta M. Lutjen, 89, of Lake City, passed away Monday, May 24, at the Lake City Nursing Home. Floretta was born Aug. 2, 1919, in Lake City, Minn., to Alferd and Alice (Luhmann) Reckmann. She married Gernot Lutjen Sept. 3, 1941, at First Lutheran Church in Lake City. They farmed on his family farm in Mount Pleasant Township until retiring in 1980. They moved to Lake City after retiring. Gernot passed away Jan. 26, 1995. Floretta was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of West Florence.
William "Bill" F. Holst Jr., 85, of Prescott, died Sunday, May 24, at his home. Bill was born on Dec. 3, 1923. in Goodhue County to William and Margaret (Zigengo) Holst Sr. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during World War II as an MP. Bill married Helen McKinley on Sept. 25, 1948, in Red Wing. He was a lifelong farmer, who loved the land and his cattle. Bill enjoyed buying John Deere equipment. He served as Diamond Bluff town chairman for many years and was a past president of the Pierce County National Farm Organization.
Harley G. Christenson, 90, of Ellsworth, died Sunday, May 24, at Fairview Red Wing Hospital. Harley was born on March 13, 1919, in Ellsworth, the son of Martin and Gunda (Halverson) Christenson. He served in the U. S Army, with distinction during WWII, serving in Asiatic-Pacific Theater, receiving a Purple Heart in the line of duty and a Bronze Star. Harley married Myrtle Hanson on Sept. 19, 1946. During his working life he worked for the Pierce County Highway Department and farmed in the Moeville area.
Albert M. Nygren, 83, of Zumbrota, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at his home in Zumbrota. Memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Redeemer Lutheran Church in Zumbrota with Reverend Tom Isaacson officiating. Inurnment will be in United Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Larson Chapel in Zumbrota and Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Marvin N. Rigelman, 87, of Red Wing, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center. He was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Red Wing to Ben and Fritzella (Heins) Rigelman. He was a city letter carrier for 30 years, retiring in 1977. He then worked for Central Research for four years. @death of veteran: He was in the Minnesota State Guard from 1941 until August of 1942 when he entered the Army. A veteran of World War II, he was honorably discharged in 1946. He served in Europe with General Patton's 3rd Army and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star.