Obituaries, Feb. 3, 2006
MARY ANN SCHEI, 76, of Wanda, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at Springfield Medical Center. Born March 19, 1929, in Breda, Iowa, she was the daughter of Richard and Minnie Nightingale Krenzien. She married Lyle Schei April 13, 1947, in Adrian. He d...
MARY ANN SCHEI, 76, of Wanda, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at Springfield Medical Center.
Born March 19, 1929, in Breda, Iowa, she was the daughter of Richard and Minnie Nightingale Krenzien. She married Lyle Schei April 13, 1947, in Adrian. He died in 2002.
She moved with her family to Magnolia in 1936, where she graduated from high school. Following marriage, the couple farmed near Kanaranzi until 1952, when they moved to a farm near Magnolia. In 1954, they moved to Magnolia and operated the Magnolia Steak House until 1966. They then moved to Redwood Falls and ran the Valley Supper Club until 1984. In 1984, the couple purchased the Polish Palace in Wanda and renamed it the Wanda Country Steak and Drink. She continued to be a part of the restaurant until December 2005. She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Redwood Falls.
Surviving are three sons, Richard (Kathye) Schei, Buffalo, Gordon (Chris) Schei, Taos, N.M., and Scot Schei (special friend Marge), Wanda; three daughters, Deb (Roy) Kramer, Alexandria, Sheryl (George) Steinfurth, Lake Oswego, Ore., and Wendy (Mark) Siebenahler, Luverne; two sisters, Ivadell Primrose, Parkersberg, Iowa, and Annabelle Frakes, Luverne; 13 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Redwood Falls.
The service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Redwood Falls, with the Rev. Joy Ekstedt officiating. Burial will be in the Wanda City Cemetery.
BLAS BRUAL, JR., 71, of Pipestone, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park.
Born July 29, 1934, in White Plains, N.Y., he was the son of Blas and Mary Horvath Brual, Sr. He married Rosalie Bavero Feb. 1, 1964, in Hicksville, N.Y.
He moved with his parents to New York City as a young child, and later moved to Elmont, Long Island, where he received his education. He graduated from Sewanhaka High School in 1952, and then attended Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., for a year. In June 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War. Following his discharge, he returned to Elmont and attended the RCA Institute and worked at Dynasonic Corp. In 1964, he and his wife moved to Pipestone, where he continued his career with Dynasonic Corp. In 1970, he became the manager of the Pipestone Country Club. In 1986, he started as the KLOH sportscaster, where he broadcasted Pipestone High School athletics and did a daily sports show. In 1993, he became executive director of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Pipestone, and continued to do sportscasting. He was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church, Pipestone. He was a member of the Michael Boock American Legion Post 6 and the VFW Post 3814, both of Pipestone. He was a member of the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendent Association and, in early years, was active in the Pipestone Jaycees.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Michael (Susan) Brual, West Concord; two daughters, Michele (Robert) Neale, Maple Grove, and Mary Theresa (Curtis) Schmitz, Corcoran; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel, and will resume at 7 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service planned.
The service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Leo Catholic Church, Pipestone. Burial is in the church cemetery, Pipestone.
JAMES M. COOPER, 66, of Worthington, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Born Sept. 28, 1939, in Worthington, he was the son of Cecil and Margaret Fink Cooper.
He attended school in Worthington and later lived in Columbus, Ga. He returned to Worthington in 1972.
Surviving are his mother, Worthington; one brother, Ralph (Joyce) Cooper, Worthington, and two sisters, Jean (James) Black, Worthington, and Judy (Fred) Wietzema, Worthington.
The service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church, Worthington, with the Rev. Richard Ricker officiating. Burial of cremains will be at a later date in Worthington Cemetery.
ARLYN JOSEPH SEVERTSON, 79, of Luverne and formerly of rural Kenneth, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at Luverne Hospice Cottage.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Dingmann Funeral Home, Luverne, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Kenneth Lutheran Church.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Kenneth Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Kerry Boese officiating. Burial will be in the Kenneth Cemetery.
JESSIE DYKSTRA, 90, of Worthington, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at Countryview Manor, Sibley, Iowa.
Born March 20, 1915, in Cloverdale, Iowa, she was the daughter of Henry and Anna Faber Mouw. She married Clarence Dykstra Jan. 14, 1940, in Bigelow. He died in November 1999.
Jessie attended country school near her home in Osceola County and then in Sioux County, after moving there with her parents. She worked as a hired girl helping families with baby care and housekeeping. After their marriage, they settled on a farm near Bigelow. Jessie was a member of the Dorcas Society in her church and participated in many of the Christian School activities. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and doing handi-work. Jessie loved her Lord, family, and friends. Helping others was very important to her. Jessie died on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at the Countryview Manor in Sibley, Iowa.
Jessie is survived by five children, Dorward (Shirley) Dykstra, of Worthington, Minnesota, Harold (Ruth) Dykstra, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, Cheryl(Cal) Freeburg, of Worthington, Gilbert (Donna) Dykstra, of Bigelow, Minnesota, and Beverly (Bruce) Kness, of Worthington; one sister, Pearl (Wilbur) Struiksma, Artesia, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one step grandchild; two step great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at the Christian Reformed Church in Worthington.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at the Christian Reformed Church, Worthington, with the Rev. LeRoy Christoffels officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.