Obituaries, August 17, 2006
BERNICE GRACE VAGLE, 83, of Windom, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 4, 1922, in Rost Township, Jackson County, she was the daughter of Albert and Emma Christian Lubben. She married Darwin Beam Nov. 28, 1942, in Paso Robles, Calif.
BERNICE GRACE VAGLE, 83, of Windom, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, at her home.
Born Sept. 4, 1922, in Rost Township, Jackson County, she was the daughter of Albert and Emma Christian Lubben. She married Darwin Beam Nov. 28, 1942, in Paso Robles, Calif. He died Nov. 10, 1981. She married Roald "Bud" Vagle June 12, 1988, in Nashua, Iowa. He died Feb. 15, 1996.
She attended rural schools in Rost Township. After marriage, they lived in rural Kinbrae and she was a homemaker. They moved to Windom in 1962. She was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Windom.
Surviving are four children, Carol (Robert) Deuth, Sherwood, Ore., Donna Beam, Darla (Gene) Pfeiffer and Daniel (Kathy) Beam, all of Windom; two sisters, Ella (Milo) Tungland, Lakefield, and Irene (Carl) Williams, Jackson; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Windom.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Windom, with the Rev. Paul Sajban officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Windom.
HELGA CATHERINE RASMUSSEN, 91, of Luverne, formerly of Tyler, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Home, Luverne.
Born Sept. 18, 1914, in Arco, she was the daughter of John and Christine Jorgensen Fredericksen. She married Raymond Rasmussen Jan. 25, 1936. He died in September 1989.
She graduated from Arco High School. She taught in a rural school for two years. After marriage, they farmed in the Arco area. In 1966, they moved to Tyler. She worked as a cook and food supervisor at the Tyler Hospital for 10 years, In 1976, she became the librarian for Tyler Public Library, where she worked until retirement. She became a resident of the Mary Jane Brown Home in 1997. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church, Tyler.
Surviving are one son, Robert (Lorna) Rasmussen, Luverne; four daughters, Wanda (Ralph) Forbes, Huntington Beach, Calif., Arlys Shields, Las Vegas, Nev., Laureen (Duane) Pederson, River Falls, Wis., and Cheryl (Dick) O'Brien, Helena, Ala.; one brother, Harlan Frederickson, St. Cloud; one sister, Marilyn Oelke, Charleston, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne, and from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel, Tyler,
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First English Lutheran Church, Tyler. Burial will be in Arco Cemetery.
JOHN A. TEN KLEY, 91, of Sheldon, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at Northwest Iowa Health Center Senior Care, Sheldon.
Born May 9, 1915, in Sanborn, Iowa, he was the son of Albert and Nellie Van Beek Ten Kley. He married Dorothy De Vries March 15, 1939, in Sheldon. She died June 20, 2003.
He grew up in the rural Sanborn, Archer, Iowa, and Sheldon area and attended grade school in Archer, Iowa. After marriage, they lived in California, Archer, Lake Park, Iowa, and Sheldon. In 1976, they retired and moved into Sheldon. They were substitute managers at the Sheldon Christian Retirement Home. He was a member of First Reformed Church, Sheldon, and had served as elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher and superintendent in the churches in which he was a member. He also served on the Sioux City Gospel Mission Board and Sheldon Christian School Board, where he had been president. He led Bible study at Northwest Iowa Health Center Senior Care and volunteered at Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon.
Surviving are five children, Dennis Ten Kley and Joyce (Marion) Ver Mulm, both of Spencer, Stanley (Janice) Ten Kley, Sheldon, Larry Ten Kley, Hartley, Iowa, and Marilyn (Cedric) Winterboer, Everly, Iowa; one sister, Marie (Jack) Chase, Fairfield Bay, Ark.; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Reformed Church, Sheldon, with the Rev. David Brower and the Rev. Gordon Bloomendaal officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery, Sheldon.
JOSEPH DAMIAN HERMELING, 87, of Fulda, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home, Fulda.
Born May 3, 1919, in Iona Township, Murray County, he was the son of William and Odelia Miller Hermeling. He married Betty Merklin June 4, 1956, at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Fulda.
He grew up on the family farm and attended St. Columba Catholic School. After marriage, they lived and farmed south of Iona. After retirement, they continued to live on the farm until 1987, when they moved into Fulda. He became a resident of Maple Lawn Nursing Home in 2001. He was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Fulda, and St. Columba Catholic Church, Iona.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Doug (Julie) Hermeling, Adrian, Tim (Laurie) Hermeling, Iona, and Jeff (Melissa) Hermeling, Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, JoAnn (Dave) Harbeck, Sioux City, Iowa; two brothers, Bill (Shirley) Hermeling, Minnetonka, and Larry Hermeling, St. Louis, Mo.; six sisters, Alice Fehring, Shakopee, Donna Kremer, Fulda, Mae (Art) Johnson, Boca Raton, Fla., Mary (Don) Olsen, Buena Vista, Ark., Ivona (Tom) Risacher, Wright, and Betty (Harold) Harr, Fulda; and 12 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Columba Church, Iona.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Columba Church, Iona. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Iona.
Totzke Funeral Home, Slayton, is in charge of arrangements.
ROSALIE BRUAL, 68, of Pipestone, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Born Dec. 11, 1937, in New York City, N.Y., she was the daughter of Frank and Theresa Ratti Bavero. She married Blas Brual Feb. 1, 1964, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Hicksville, N.Y. He preceded her in death.
She grew up and attended school in Long Island City, N.Y., until the eighth grade, when she moved with her family to Bethpage, N.Y. She graduated in 1955 from Farmingdale High School. She worked in the banking industry in Florida and New York for nearly 10 years. She and Blas moved to Pipestone in 1965. After their children began school, she worked part-time with her husband at Pipestone Country Club for 25 years. In the early 1990s, she began working for the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Pipestone County, and in 1994, she transitioned to the full-time Section Eight specialist. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, Pipestone, where she was active in circle and the religious education program. She had been a volunteer for the Girl Scouts, United Way, Band Parents Association, American Cancer Society and as an election judge. She was a member of the Fabulous Fedoras Red Hat Society.
Surviving are her three children, Michele (Robert) Neale, Maple Grove, Michael (Susan) Brual, West Concord, and Mary Theresa (Curtis) Schmitz, Corcoran; her father, Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Francis (Phyllis) Bavero, Prior Lake; one sister, Joyce Ann (Curtis) Farrell, Nesconset, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, at St. Leo Catholic Church, Pipestone.
The service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Leo Catholic Church, Pipestone. Burial will be in St. Leo Catholic Cemetery, Pipestone.
Hartquist Funeral Chapel, Pipestone, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials are requested to St. Leo Catholic Church of Friends of the Pipestone Area Library.
ARTHUR BRANDS, 80, of Edgerton, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at his home.
Born Jan. 30, 1926, near Hardwick in Rock County, he was the son of John "Bert" and Dorothy Bleyenberg Brands.
He attended rural schools and one year at Edgerton Christian School. He served in the U.S. military during World War II and in Korea. He returned home and began farming. He was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church, Edgerton, where he had served as a deacon and elder. He had also served on the school board of the Free Christian School in Edgerton.
Surviving are five brothers, Gerrit Brands, Harold (Carol) Brands and Ronald (Sandy) Brands, all of Edgerton, Evert (Jane) Brands, Chico, Calif., and Robert (Phyllis) Brands, Loveland, Colo.; and two sisters, Elberta Hop, Edgerton, and Henrietta (Egbert) Gritters, Hull, Iowa.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Edgerton.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Christian Reformed Church, Edgerton. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Edgerton.
JACKIE ERICKSON MOON, 58, of White River, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, at her home.
The graveside service will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Windom, with the Rev. Art Miller officiating.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service, Windom, is in charge of the arrangements.
LEOLA LUND, 78, of Windom, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Windom.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Windom, with the Rev. Andrew Olsem officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Dundee.