Obituaries, August 14, 2006
JIM SCHWALBACH, 79, of Windom, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at Windom Area Hospital, Windom. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with 8 p.m. parish prayers followed by rosary prayer service, at LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom, and fro...
JIM SCHWALBACH, 79, of Windom, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at Windom Area Hospital, Windom.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with 8 p.m. parish prayers followed by rosary prayer service, at LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Windom.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Windom, with the Rev. Andrew Olsem officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery, Windom.
OPAL V. JOHNSON, 89, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Jackson and Adrian, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at Good Samaritan Luther Manor, Sioux Falls.
Born Aug. 24, 1916, in Odin, she was the daughter of Rudolph and Maybelle Klein Langhoff. She married L. Ward Johnson Aug. 7, 1937. He died April 24, 1970.
She grew up on a farm near Odin, and in 1927, moved with her family to Mankato, where she graduated from high school and attended beauty school. She then worked as a beautician in Mankato. After marriage, they lived in Jackson for 30 years. In 1965, they moved to Adrian. After her husband's death, she began working at the Magnolia Steak House, where she was employed for the next 20 years. She moved to Sioux Falls in 1989 and later became a resident at Good Samaritan Luther Manor.
Surviving are one daughter, Sheri (Duane) DeVries, Wall Lake, S.D.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
Miller Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, is in charge of the arrangements.
FRANCES PERRYETTA FUERSTENBERG, 97, of St. Kilian, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, at Sioux Valley Luverne Hospice Cottage, Luverne.
Born April 9, 1909, in Rock County, she was the daughter of William "Frank" and Agnes Kachelhoffer Lynch. She married Leo Fuerstenberg June 15, 1933, in Luverne. He died Aug. 9, 1982.
She graduated in 1926 from Luverne High School and in 1928 from Mankato State Teachers College. She taught two years in Nobles County District 86 school near Reading and two years at District 43 in Rock County. After marriage, they lived in St. Kilian. She did occasional substitute teaching at the St. Kilian school. She was a member of St. Kilian Catholic Church, where she served as sacristan for many years and was involved in the altar society. She was also a member of the Happy Country Club project group.
Surviving are five daughters, Marian Franklin, Twin Valley, Leola (Michael) Sweeney, Luverne, Shirley (Verilyn) Legler, Slayton, Jane (Glenn Larson) Nekali, Fountain Hills, Ariz., and Carol (James) Volk, Madison Lake; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at St. Kilian Catholic Church, St. Kilian.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. today at St. Kilian Catholic Church, St. Kilian, with Roxanne Kemper, the Rev. Gerald Kosse and the Rev. Thomas Jennings officiating. Burial will be in St. Kilian Cemetery.
Dingmann Funeral Home, Wilmont, is in charge of the arrangements.
RICHARD "DICK" GRANT, 82, of Rock Rapids, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital, Rock Rapids.
Born Oct. 22, 1923, near Rockwell City, Iowa, he was the son of Lloyd and Jeannette Medd Grant. He married Jeane Gross Dec. 29, 1946. She preceded him in death.
He grew up in Rockwell City and graduated in 1941 from Rockwell City High School. He graduated in 1947 from Iowa State College with a degree in electrical engineering. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1952, he and his family moved from Omaha, Neb., to Rock Rapids. He and John DeWild established the partnership of DeWild and Grant, Consulting Engineers. He was president of DGR from 1971 until retiring in 1983. Highlights of his career include serving as advisor and manager of the An Giang Rural Electric Cooperative in Vietnam and designing the L&O Cooperative power transmission system. Upon retirement, he spent time at Ten Mile Lake and was active in the Ten Mile lake Association. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church, Rock Rapids, the Masonic Lodge, Abu Bekr Shrine, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6960 and the American Legion.
Surviving are four daughters, Jeri Matzen, St. Louis, Mo., Carol (Dennis) Groenenboom, Naperville, Ill., Jo (Bob) Elliott, San Diego, Calif., and Nancy (Ron) Weathers, Coralville, Iowa; one brother, L. Dean (Shirley) Grant, Rockwell City; one sister, Janice (Norm) Crawford, Washington, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Roste Funeral Home, Rock Rapids.
The service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, Rock Rapids, with the Rev. Anita Bane officiating. Private burial with military honors will precede the service in Riverview Cemetery, Rock Rapids.
CHARLES J. BERNARDY, 44, of Westbrook, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006.
Born May 8, 1962, in Redwood Falls, he was the son of Norbert and Lucy Hoffmann Bernardy.
He grew up in rural Lucan and attended school in Wabasso, graduating in 1981 from Wabasso High School. He was employed as a farm laborer on various farms in the Westbrook area. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Lucan.
Surviving are two sons, Chad Bernardy, Sleepy Eye, and Tom Bernardy, Parkers Prairie; his father, Lucan; eight sisters, Jane (Ron) Baune, Wabasso, Donna Bernardy, Walnut Grove, Mary (Roger) Van Dam, Rita (Al) Curry, Barbara Bernardy and Julie (Jerry) Schwint, all of Redwood Falls, JoAnn (Troy) Werk, Mankato, and Teresa (Jason) Norcutt, Lucan; six brothers, Michael (Jenell) Bernardy, Parkers Prairie, Daniel Bernardy, Redwood Falls, Joseph Bernardy and Glen (Dawn) Bernardy, both of Lucan, Mark (Bonnie) Bernardy, Milroy, and Patrick (Tessa) Bernardy, Walnut Grove.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Lucan.
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.