Daily Globe News
Gertrude M. Little, age 94, of Worthington, died Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage, in Worthington. She was born May 13, 1914, in Ransom Township, MN, to Julius and Marie (Marquardt) Fenske. Gertrude graduated from Bigelow High School in 1932. She was the only graduate in a class of one. Gertrude married Leslie Leemkuil on May 6, 1934, in Sanborn, IA. To this union one son, Lane, was born. Gertrude worked as a waitress. The couple later divorced. Gertrude married Irvin Little on February 3, 1949, in Ft. Dodge, IA.
Leona Huisenga, 82, of Sibley, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Prairie View Nursing Home, Sanborn, Iowa. Arrangements are pending at Jurrens Funeral Home, Sibley.
Neil Norland, 87, of Windom, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at Windom Area Hospital. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the American Lutheran Church, Windom. The service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the American Lutheran Church chapel, Windom. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Windom. LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom, is in charge of the arrangements.
Rose A. Hodapp, 88, of Sherburn, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at Trimont Health Care Center, Trimont. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, with a 7 p.m. scriptural prayer service, at Kramer Family Funeral Home, Sherburn, and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Sherburn. The service will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Sherburn, with the Rev. Peter Schuster officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Madelia.
Gertrude M. Little, 94, of Worthington, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at Sunset Hospice Cottage, Worthington. Surviving are two stepchildren, Tanya (Ron) Rudkin, Florida, and Dudley Little, Reno, Nev.; one brother, Willis (Clare Ann) Fenske, Worthington; one sister, Dolores Meier, Worthington; two grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many step great-grandchildren. The memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Worthington.
Mr. Gary Van Der Zwaag, age 70, of rural Hospers, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2008, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. The service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the Newkirk Reformed Church, rural Hospers, with the Rev. David Powers officiating. Interment will follow in Newkirk Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Oolman Funeral Home, Orange City. Gary Keith was born Jan. 17, 1938, in Orange City, the son of Bernard and Vaida (Kuiken) Van Der Zwaag. He was raised in the Newkirk area.
Thomas W. Lewis, 69, of Bloomington, passed away Sept. 27, 2008. Preceded in death by parents, two brothers and two sisters. Tom was a practicing attorney for 38 years, serving the community of Windom, MN, as the city attorney for 14 years. He was active in community activities. Survived by wife, Carolyn; brother, Richard (Sue) Lewis; son, George (Patti) Lewis; daughter, Ann (Jeff) Schmidt; six grandchildren, Emma Schmidt, Jed Schmidt, Benjamin Lewis, Mandy Schmidt, Samantha Lewis and Jonah Schmidt; aunt, Sister Bibiana. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 11 a.m., St.
Lavonne Jordin, 84, of Windom, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at Sogge Good Samaritan Society, Windom. Surviving are one daughter, Maggie (Jerry) Grein, Minnetonka; one brother, Darrell Maher, Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Bette Marsh, Tucson; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. The service will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church, rural Cosmos, with the Rev. Terry Frovik officiating. Burial will be in First Lutheran Cemetery, rural Cosmos. LaCanne Family Funeral Service, Windom, is in charge of arrangements.
Wesley Johnson, 64, of Blue Earth, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. today at Bethany Lutheran Church, Storden. The service will be 1 p.m. today at Bethany Lutheran Church, Storden, with the Rev. Mark Swanson officiating. Military honors will follow at the church. Memorials are preferred to American Cancer Society or Bethany Lutheran Church, Storden. LaCanne Family Funeral Service, Windom, is in charge of arrangements.
Beverly Klosterman, 76, of Ashton, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Osceola Community Hospital, Sibley, Iowa. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ashton. The service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ashton, with the Rev. John Vakulskas and the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Ashton. Jurrens Funeral Home, Sibley, is in charge of arrangements.