Obituaries, August 11, 2006
DAVID LEROY HEMPSTEAD, 72, of Missoula and formerly of St. James and Jackson, died Friday, July 14, 2006, in Missoula. Born Dec. 6, 1933, in Jackson, he was the son of Russell and Anne Sabatka Hempstead. He married Ramona Allen in 1953 in Jackson...
DAVID LEROY HEMPSTEAD, 72, of Missoula and formerly of St. James and Jackson, died Friday, July 14, 2006, in Missoula.
Born Dec. 6, 1933, in Jackson, he was the son of Russell and Anne Sabatka Hempstead. He married Ramona Allen in 1953 in Jackson. He later married Alberta Pulis.
He received his education at Peace Memorial School in Jackson. Following his first marriage, the couple lived in St. James. In 1972, they moved to Mission Valley, Mont., to pursue a career in logging. He began his career as a feller for Tree farmers, which later became Champion International, until his division was closed. He then worked for J.C. Logging until retirement, and then worked for Mel's Electric until 2005. He had been an Altar Boy, Cub Scout and Boy Scout.
Surviving are his wife; four children, Cindy (Craig) Sandmann, Alan Hempstead, Kim (Craig) Roberts, and Cornell (Theresa) Hempstead; two step-children, Paula Homuth, and Rick DeSaussure; his mother; one brother, Mark (Julie) Hempstead; one sister, Norma (Bob) Sampson; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Osterberg Funeral Home, Jackson.
A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Osterberg Funeral Home, Jackson, with the Rev. Charles Quinn officiating. Burial will be in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to the FWP Foundation, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, Mont. 59620.
GORDON OSCAR SODERHOLM, 82, of Worthington, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at Sunset Cottage, Worthington.
Born July 8, 1924, in Worthington, he was the son of Paul and Mabel Wass Soderholm. He married Pearl Christopherson March 10, 1950, in rural Worthington.
He attended country school in Elk Township and graduated from Worthington High School in 1942. Following marriage, the couple farmed in Elk Township. In 1980, he retired from farming and moved to Worthington. He then worked for Worthington Monument Works and later for Greenview Rest Area, south of Worthington. He was a member of First Covenant Church, Worthington, and served on various community and church boards.
Surviving are his wife; three children, Karen (William) Peterson, St. Paul, Janice (Craig) Ebeling, Burnsville, and Charles (Janine) Soderholm, Mankato; one sister, Pauline (Arvid) Nickel, Worthington; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Dingmann Funeral Home, Worthington.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Covenant Church, Worthington, with the Rev. John Stewart officiating. A private family burial will precede the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Sunset Hospice Cottage or First Covenant Church, Worthington.
HAZEL ELZENGA, 101, of Rock Rapids, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at Rock Rapids Health Centre, Rock Rapids.
Born July 9, 1905, in Leaf River, Ill., she was the daughter of Peter and Fannie Heeren Pals. She married John Elzenga Jan. 28, 1936, in Little Rock, Iowa. He preceded her in death.
She moved with her family to Twin Brooks, S.D., when she was a year old, and later they moved to Little Rock, Ash Creek and George. She attended country school and helped in the family's home. Following marriage, the couple farmed northwest of George and later moved to a farm near Rock Rapids. They moved to their home in Rock Rapids in 1970. She entered the Rock Rapids Health Centre in May 2001. She attended the United Methodist Church and was a member of the Lyon County Historical Society.
Surviving are two children, Elaine (Gene) Mackey, Fonda, Iowa, and Roger (Christine) Elzenga, Windom; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The service was 1:30 p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Rock Rapids, with the Rev. Anita Bane officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, George, Iowa.
MELVIN H. MOLMEN, 91, of Sheldon, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at Northwest Iowa Health Center, Sheldon.
Born Nov. 7, 1914, in St. Paul, he was the son of Ole and Laura Swaboda Molmen. He married Lela Vander Hamm July 17, 1939, in Okoboji, Iowa.
He moved with his parents to Sheldon in 1920, attending school in Sheldon and graduating from Sheldon High School in 1933. He also graduated from the International School of Engineering in Los Angeles, Calif. Following marriage, the couple lived in Los Angeles and Venice, Calif., where he worked in research for Douglas Aircraft. In 1944, they moved to Minneapolis where he worked in the Aero-Pilot Shop of Minneapolis Honeywell. In 1947, they moved to Sheldon and he joined his father as a partner in Molmen Dairy. After selling to Wells Blue Bunny, the couple returned to Minneapolis, where he worked at the Parten Machinery Co., before retiring in 1979. They moved back to Sheldon in 1998 and into Fieldcrest in 2003. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sheldon.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Carol (Ernest) Winter, Boyden; one brother, Clarence (Hazel) Molmen, Denton, Texas; three sisters, Elaine (John) Bancroft, Yucaipa, Calif., Shirley (Carl) Hammer, Missouri, and Jean Poore, St. Paul; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sheldon, with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Arnold officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery, Sheldon.
ROBERT L. ROSENBOOM, 71, of Boyden, Iowa, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at his home.
Born July 22, 1935, in Boyden, he was the son of Raymond and Cora Verrips Rosenboom. He married Genevieve Verdoorn Sept. 20, 1963, in Sibley, Iowa.
He attended school in Boyden and graduated from Boyden High School. He served his country in the Army and the National Guard. Following marriage, the couple lived on the family farm where he lived all his life. He served as a church trustee for many years while he was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Boyden. He was presently a member of the First Reformed Church, Boyden.
Surviving are his wife; three children, Kevin (Kayla) Rosenboom, Boyden, David Rosenboom, Phoenix, Ariz., and Teresa Rosenboom, Sioux City, Iowa; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at First Reformed Church, Boyden.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Reformed Church, Boyden, with the Rev. Matthew Draffen officiating. Burial will be in Sheridan Township Cemetery, Boyden.
VERLON ASHER KNUTSON, 75, of Jackson, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at Plaza Del Rio Care Center, Peoria, Ariz.
Born Jan. 16, 1931, in Petersburg, he was the son of Simon Augustine and Selda Hoovel Knutson. He married his wife Muriel on June 2, 1950, in Petersburg.
He attended grade school in Petersburg and graduated from Jackson High School in 1949. Following marriage, the couple lived in the Jackson area. He had been a supervisor of a construction company, doing underground construction.
Surviving are his wife; two children, Shelly, of Peoria, Ariz., and Kelly Knutson, Burnsville; one brother, Leroy Knutson, Cedar Falls, Iowa; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Jackson, with the Rev. Dr. Martin Lucin officiating. Burial will be in Union Stateline Cemetery, Dickinson County, Iowa.
PATRICK HERRMANN, 65, of Castle Rock, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, in Denver, Colo.
Born in March 27, 1941, in Nebraska, he was the son of Robert and Lola Herrmann. He married Phyliss Erickson in 1961.
He graduated from Slayton High School in 1959. He lived in the Avoca, Fulda and Worthington area from 1945 to 1973.
Surviving are his wife; five children, Gwen Kluber, Gregory (Corrine) Herrmann, Gayle (Bill) Cole, Gloria (Peter) Carlson and Gina (Joseph) Forte; his mother; six brothers; six sisters; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Westwood Community Church, Chanhassen.
LUCY CUPERY, 64, of Beaver Creek, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, at Sioux Valley Luverne Hospice Cottage, Luverne.
Born March 8, 1942, in Friesland, Wis., she was the daughter of Charles and Plona Verhey Cupery.
She moved to Beaver Creek with her family when she was 1 year old. There, she was raised and graduated from Beaver Creek High School. Following her education, she began working for Raven-Aerostar Industry in September 1967, where she remained for 39 years. Throughout her life, she lived with her mother in the same house in which she was raised. In September 2005, she was diagnosed with cancer. She entered the Luverne Hospice Cottage. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Beaver Creek.
Surviving is her mother; and two siblings, Charlotte (Barry) Buddi, Omaha, Neb., and John (Karla) Cupery, Fort Collins, Colo.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hartquist Funeral Home, Engebretson Chapel, Luverne.
The service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Beaver Creek.
CHARLES J. BERNARDY, 44, of Westbrook, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Lucan, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Lucan. Burial will be in Our Lady of Victory Catholic Cemetery, Lucan.
Almlie Funeral Home, Westbrook, is in charge of the arrangements.
ANN MARIE HENRIKSEN, 89, of Luverne, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m., at Hartquist Funeral Home, Engebretson Chapel, Luverne.
The service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, Luverne. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne.