Obituaries, Feb. 23, 2007
ELIZABETH EPP DICK, 93, of Mountain Lake, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Windom Area Hospital in Windom. Born Nov. 14, 1913, near Delft, she was the daughter of Daniel and Anna Ewert Epp. She married Ben P. Dick in 1936. He died in 2000. She gre...
ELIZABETH EPP DICK, 93, of Mountain Lake, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Windom Area Hospital in Windom.
Born Nov. 14, 1913, near Delft, she was the daughter of Daniel and Anna Ewert Epp. She married Ben P. Dick in 1936. He died in 2000.
She grew up on her father's farm, working alongside her brothers and sisters. In 1927, the farm was sold, her older brothers, Dan and Albert, moved away, and the rest of the family moved in with relatives or with her stepmother. She graduated from high school in 1933 and worked at the Mountain Lake pharmacy. She lived with and cared for her stepbrothers, Henry and Rueben, and her stepsister, Clara, for a number of years in a two-room apartment. They continued to care for Rueben. She was a homemaker, raised three children and helped her husband clean his shoe store. After his death, she worked at the Care and Share Shop and lived independently in her own home. She was a member of her church's mission society, choir and also taught Sunday school there.
Surviving are one daughter, Kathy (Jim) Martens, Winona; two sons, Charles (Diane) Dick, Rochester, and Richard (Linda) Dick, Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Bjerum Funeral Home, Mountain Lake, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake.
The service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake, with the Rev. Elaine Kauffman officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Lake Cemetery.
LOUIS DUANE KLEINE, 73, of Luverne, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at the Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne.
Born Sept. 12, 1933, in rural Magnolia, he was the son of Earnest and Myrtle Lehmann Kleine. He married Lois Bergman Sept. 4, 1965, in Omaha, Neb.
He attended school in Magnolia. He worked various jobs in the area until he served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. After marriage, they lived in Omaha, where he worked at Northern Natural Gas/Enron for more than 25 years. He retired in 1987, and they moved to Luverne, where he helped his nephew, Kevin Kraetsch, with farming. He moved to Pipestone Nursing Home in November 2006 and later moved to the Veterans Home in Luverne. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion in Luverne.
Surviving are his wife; four brothers, William Kleine, Luverne, Dallas Kleine, Luverne, Donald (Martha) Kleine, Ann Arbor, Mich., Thomas (Penny) Kleine, Summerville, S.C.; eight sisters, Evelyn Nelson, Nyla Stearns, Mildren (John) Steece, Mary (Floyd) Kraetsch, all of Luverne, Barbara Dye, Sioux Falls, S.D., Joyce (Glenn) Hawes, Jasper, Patty (Loren) Krier, Beresford, S.D., and Janis (Jerry) Glapa, Rochester.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Dingmann Funeral Home, Luverne, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Dingmann Funeral Home.
The service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Dingmann Funeral Home, Luverne. Burial with full military honors will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne.
ALPHA ERICKSON, 91, of Lamberton, formerly of Storden, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at Valley View Manor, Lamberton.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Storden Community Center, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethany Lutheran Church, Storden.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethany Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Mark Swanson officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Storden.
LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom, is in charge of arrangements.
HAROLD RALPH WINKEL, 86, of Sheldon, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Northwest Iowa Health Center, Sheldon.
Born Sept. 9, 1920, he was the son of Albert and Elsie Getting Winkel. He married Hazel Johnson May 25, 1943. She died July 3, 1990. He married Edna Hilliard Feb. 18, 1991, in Ashton, Iowa.
He attended country school and Ashton High School and then had a corn-shelling business with his father. He entered the military July 4, 1942, and served with distinction until 1945, earning the Bronze Star for meritorious service. He was actively engaged in farming all his life and was combining corn and soybeans in fall 2006 when he was 86. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Ashton, Iowa, and served as elder and trustee there. He was a member of the Farmers Mutual Insurance Association Board of Directors for 29 years and the Ashton State Bank Board of Directors for 23 years.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Judy Winkel, Dallas, Texas, and Janet (Ken) Vetrovec, Racine, Wis.; four stepchildren, Rhonda (Gerad) Carrier, Kobe, Japan, Rodney (Mary) Getting, Lincoln, Neb., Robin (Avis) Getting, Sioux City, Iowa, and Reid (Lisa) Getting, Portland, Ore.; one sister, Dortha Winkel, Eden Prairie; three grandchildren; and seven step grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 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 First Presbyterian Church, Ashton, with the Rev. Dale Lint officiating. A graveside service will be 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Gilman Township Cemetery, Ashton.
GRACE MOODY, 98, of rural St. James, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at Trimont Health Care Center, Trimont.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Kramer Family Funeral Home, Trimont, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Kansas Lake Lutheran Church, rural Butterfield.
The service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Kansas Lake Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
FRED KLUMPER, 78, of Worthington, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at his home.
Born July 22, 1928, in Mobridge, S.D., he was the son of Berend and Tena Doeden Klumper. He married Elvina Jenkins April 8, 1949, in Worthington. She died June 2, 1983.
As an infant, he moved back to Worthington, where he attended school. At 16, he started working for O.E. Olson Creamery, which became Swansons and later, Campbell Soup Co. He retired in 1990 after working 46 years. He was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Worthington.
Surviving are five children, Dennis (Patricia) Klumper, Wilmont, Gene (Rita) Klumper, Worthington, Gloria Klumper, Worthington, Steve (Teresa) Klumper, Montrose, Iowa, and Wanda (fiancé Tom Aune) Klaassen, Worthington; two brothers, John (Myrt) Klumper, Worthington, and Ben (Verna) Klumper, Worthington; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Benson Funeral Home.
The service will be 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gordon Orde officiating. Burial will be in Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
DOROTHY BOSCH VAN BRIESEN, 79, of George, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Center, George.
Born Jan. 14, 1928, in Rock Rapids, Iowa, she was the daughter of Edward and Jennie Boer Bosch. She married Dwayne Van Briesen Dec. 30, 1960, at the Bethel Reformed Church parsonage, rural Ellsworth. He died in January 1983.
She grew up in the Rock Rapids area and started country school near Inwood, Iowa. She finished her education at Rock Rapids. After marriage, they lived in George. Over the years, Dorothy had several jobs, including working as a hired girl for various families, clerking at the Golden Rule Variety Store in Rock Rapids and kenneling eggs at Worthmore. She also worked at JC Penney in Rock Rapids and for other businesses in George. She worked in the kitchen at John's Steakhouse, George. She moved to the Good Samaritan Center Oct. 2, 2001. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of George.
Surviving are one daughter, Julee (Dave) Lund, George; three brothers, Andrew Bosch, Hills, Art (Lucille) Bosch, Rock Rapids, Henry (Dorothy) Bosch, Rock Rapids; one sister, Alice (Walter) Kellen, Adrian; and one granddaughter.
The service will be 2 p.m. today at Tabernacle Baptist Church, George, with the Rev. Bryan Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, George.
Roste Funeral Home, George, is in charge of arrangements.