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Donald Gene Holmquist, 51, of Cannon Falls, formerly of Arkansas and Red Wing, passed away on July 12, 2009, from cancer. He was born March 13, 1958, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to Donald and Opal Holmquist. Don loved his family very much, enjoyed NASCAR races and was an avid Mark Martin fan. Don's quick wit brought a smile to all who knew him. He greatly enjoyed helping others. Don served in the Minnesota National Guard and also in Korea while on active duty in the Army. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Angela; mother, Opal Moore; father, Donald F.
Steven L. Armstrong, 62, of Prescott, died Saturday at his home. Steve was born Oct. 10, 1946, in Duluth, Minn., and was raised in Superior, Wis., by his parents, Byron and Cecelia (Larson) Armstrong. He was a graduate of Superior Central High School and Eau Claire Technical Institute, receiving an associate degree in computer science. Steve married Julie Cockson in October of 1967 and later married Judy Lamble on June 27, 1987, in Coon Rapids, Minn. Steve was a longtime employee of Northwest Airlines, where he was a senior business analyst.
Marvin Henry Strauss, 61, died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. Funeral was held Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bellechester. Schleicher Funeral Home, Lake City, handled arrangements.
Christian J. Hernlem, 86, of Zumbrota, died suddenly on Monday, July 13, 2009, in Zumbrota. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at Christ Lutheran Church in Zumbrota with the Rev. Wayne Schoch officiating. Burial will be in Zumbrota Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Christian John Hernlem was born on Oct. 26, 1922, in Suring, Wis., to Christ and Olive (nee Schultz) Hernlem. At the age of 2, he move with his family to the Zumbrota area. He attended country school and started farming with his parents.
Harry J. "Pudge" Herder Jr. died in the Northfield Hospital on July 8, 2009. He was 83 years old. Pudge was born Sept. 9, 1925, in Red Wing, the son of Harry Sr. and Pauline (Heinen) Herder. He attended St. Joseph School and graduated from Red Wing Central High in 1943. The fall of that year he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving with the 5th Ranger Battalion in Europe. In 1948, after a year of college, Pudge re-enlisted in the Army serving three years with the 82nd Airborne. In 1951 Pudge enlisted in the U.S. Navy and became a corpsman in the Marine Corps.
Viola Anna (Jablonske) Hauth, 94, of Red Wing, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Deer Crest in Red Wing. She was born Aug. 29, 1914, in Alma, Wis., to Ferdinand and Wilhelmina (Bloom) Wills. She attended school in Lake City and on Nov. 28, 1934, she was married to Ernest Jablonske. She worked at Durkee Atwood and Red Wing Industries. Ernest died on Oct. 26, 1966. On July 15, 1972, she was married to Raymond Hauth. He died on Jan. 28, 1985. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening, embroidering, dancing to old-time music and fishing.
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.