Daily Globe News
Shirk Jouwstra, 95, of Luverne, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Good Samaritan Society-Mary Jane Brown Home, Luverne. Surviving are six children, Franklin (Hermina) Jouwstra, Edgerton, Theresa (Berton) Tinklenberg, Woodstock, Peter (Sharlene) Jouwstra, Grandville, Mich., Janice (Clarence) Doornbos, Caledonia, Mich., James (Carole) Jouwstra, Sun City, Calif., and Glenda (Roger) Beukelman, Canyon Lake, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hartquist Funeral Home, Engebretson Chapel, Luverne. The service will be 10:30 a.m.
Gary A. von Wald, age 72, of South Haven, MN, died on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at his home. A memorial service was held Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 2:30 PM at the First Baptist Church in Cokato, with Pastor Dan Swanson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Church. Gary Allyn von Wald was born May 27, 1936, the son of Glenn and Dora (Wickum) von Wald in Faribault. He was baptized and confirmed in the United Methodist Church in Kenyon and later was a member of the Worthington Church of Christ.
Guy Edwin Williams, age 89, of Worthington, died, Friday, September 5, 2008 at Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington. He was born February 9, 1919 in Neosho, Missouri to parents Ben and Carrie (Rollings) Williams. Guy graduated from Neosho High School in Neosho, Missouri in 1936. At the age of 14 and thru his teenage years he began entering model planes and coaches in the Fischer Craftsmanship Guild state competitions. He was successful in winning in many of the events.
Richard F. Nuehse, age 90, of Round Lake, died Saturday, August 30, 2008, at the Sunset Knoll Care & Rehab Center, in Aurelia, IA where he had resided for the past four years. He was born May 8, 1918, in Sioux Valley, MN, to Herman and Bertha (Schumann) Nuehse. He attended country school near Brewster. Rich served his country in the United States Army during WWII, serving overseas in Germany. Rich worked as a hired farm hand for Dahl Hinton and Cecil Johnson. He later worked at Joe Smith Trucking. Rich married Audrey Miller Versluis on October 5, 1957, in Sioux Falls, SD.
Katherine Elizabeth (Miller) Woltersdorf was born on May 20, 1916, on a farm in Lincoln Township, O'Brien County, IA to John and Nora Lealine (Phipps) Miller. She attended country school in Lincoln Township #6 and #7, O'Brien County, IA and graduated from Hartley High School in 1934. On January 10, 1936, Katherine was united in marriage to Lester Woltersdorf near Fulda, MN. They were blessed with two daughters, Colleen and Darcy. In the early years of their marriage they lived and worked on many farms near Hartley, Plessis, Sanborn, and Everly.
Sally A. Rath, formerly of Luverne, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Lindengrove Health Care Center, Waukesha, Wis. Surviving are two children, Michael (Elena) Rath, Ketchikan, Alaska, and Nancy (Joe) Zewiske, East Troy, Wis. The service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, Luverne. Burial of cremains will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John and Sally Rath Memorial Scholarship. Hartquist Funeral Home, Engebretson Chapel, Luverne, is in charge of arrangements.
Larry Busch, 63, of Worthington, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at his home in Worthington. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at Benson Funeral Home, Worthington. The service will be 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at Benson Funeral Home with Juanita Harberts officiating.
Sally A. Rath, 72, of Waukesha, Wis., formerly of Luverne, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, under hospice care at Lindengrove Health Care Center, Waukesha. Arrangements are pending with Hartquist Funeral Home, Engebretson Chapel, Luverne.
Katherine Woltersdorf, 92, of Melvin, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Osceola Community Hospital, Sibley. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Sanborn Funeral Home. The service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Melvin. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Hartley, Iowa.
Gary A. von Wald, 72, of South Haven, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at his home. Surviving are his wife, Juanita; five children: Steven (Barbara) von Wald, Cabot, Ark., Scott "Moose" (Wendy) von Wald, Rochester, Stu von Wald, Owatonna, Stacy (Mark) Pauly, Arlington, and Susan (Dave) Fernholz, Madison; two sisters, Gwendolyn (Gene) Maus, Villages, Fla., and Sharyn (Allen) Holcomb, Mahtomedi; and nine grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Cokato. The service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Cokato, with the Rev.