Obituaries, March 27, 2006
KATHLEEN ALICE "KATHY" AXFORD, 77, of Bingham Lake, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Windom Area Hospital. Born Feb. 27, 1929, in Echo, she was adopted by Ralph and Lulu Allman Parish. She married Robert Axford on Sept. 15, 1952, in Sioux Falls,...
KATHLEEN ALICE "KATHY" AXFORD, 77, of Bingham Lake, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Windom Area Hospital.
Born Feb. 27, 1929, in Echo, she was adopted by Ralph and Lulu Allman Parish. She married Robert Axford on Sept. 15, 1952, in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Her education took place in Bingham Lake, and she graduated from Bingham Lake High School. After graduation, she completed beautician training at the Mankato School of Cosmetology. She was employed at several beauty shops in Mountain Lake and Windom. After marriage, they resided in Bingham Lake. In her later years, she served as a peer counselor for the elderly. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Windom.
Surviving are her husband; one son, Robert (Kate) Axford, Windom; one daughter, Nancy (Rick) Oliveira, Granite Bay, Calif.; one sister, Betty Armbruster, Kilkenny; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The service will be 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, Windom, with the Rev. Gary Wiens officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Windom.
AGNES WELLINGTON, 98, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at the Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital, Rock Rapids.
Born Sept. 4, 1907, in Laurel, Neb., she was the daughter of Bernhardt and Katherine Teten Bohlken. She married Max Wellington Feb. 21, 1935, in Coleridge, Neb. He died in 1993.
She grew up on the family farm near Laurel, attending country school. She remained with her parents until their deaths. After marriage the couple lived in Coleridge. Max worked as an electrician in various cities where he and Agnes resided, including Bakersfield, Calif., Laurel, Syracuse and Plainview, Neb., until they settled in Rock Rapids in 1948. In March 2004 she entered the Lyon Manor Nursing & Rehab Center in Rock Rapids.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy (Lloyd) Thompson, McCook Lake, S.D., and Karen (Gary) Hunt, Rock Rapids; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The service is 1:30 p.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Rapids, with the Rev. Jim Little officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery, Rock Rapids.
MILDRED ROOS, 90, of Sheldon, Iowa, formerly of Boyden, Iowa, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at the Northwest Iowa Health Center Senior Care in Sheldon.
Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. today with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Reformed Church, Boyden, Iowa, with the Rev. Matthew Draffen officiating. Burial will be in the Sheridan Township Cemetery, Boyden.
ARDEL B. MAXWELL, 77, of Worthington, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Sunset Cottage, Worthington.
Arrangements are pending with Benson Funeral Home, Worthington.
MARVIN CLAUS, 89, of Ocheyedan, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at Country View Manor, Sibley.
Born June 9, 1916, in Harris, Iowa, he was the son of Herman and Anna Dass Claus. He married Marjorie Bass June 24, 1942, in Sedalia, Mo.
He grew up in rural Ocheyedan, Iowa, and attended school at Zion Lutheran, Horton Township and Randall School, north of Ocheyedan. After marriage the couple farmed in the Ocheyedan and Allendorf, Iowa, area until 1968. He worked for Graves Lumber Yard in Melvin, Iowa, Chase Bag in Sibley, Iowa and drove truck for Bill Timmons, Bosmas, Vander Muelens in Ocheyedan. He retired in 1976 and moved to Ocheyedan in 1991. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Larry (Karola) Claus, Hensley, Ark.; a daughter, Ruie Claus, Ocheyedan; a brother, Donald (Alta) Claus, Spencer, Iowa; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. today at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Ocheyedan, with the Rev. Russell Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Ocheyedan Township Cemetery.
Andringa Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ALLYN MEESTER, 81, of Luverne, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home, Ellsworth.
Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hartquist Funeral Home - Engebretson Chapel, Luverne.
The service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Luverne.
MAUDE RASMUSSEN, 90, of Mountain Lake, formerly of Butterfield, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at Good Samaritan Village, Mountain Lake.
Born May 25, 1915, in Sanborn, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Redding Arnett. She married Leonard "Jack" Rasmussen May 21, 1944, in Sanborn. He died Aug. 17, 1985.
She received her education at a country school near her home in Sanborn. After marriage the couple lived in Washington D.C., while he served in the U.S. Army. They returned to Sanborn and in 1949 moved to Butterfield. After his death, she moved to Mountain Lake. In September 2004 she entered the Good Samaritan Village in Mountain Lake. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Butterfield, and the Ladies VFW Auxiliary.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bjerum Funeral Home, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, Butterfield.
The service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, Butterfield, with the Rev. Lowell Asplund officiating. Burial will be in the Butterfield Cemetery.
META VOUGHT, 92, of Windom and Jeffers, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Sogge Good Samaritan Center, Windom.
Born Sept. 14, 1913, near Alberta, she was the daughter of Herman and Augusta Podratz Reimers. She married Walter Vought Oct. 9, 1940, in rural Alberta. He died May 27, 1964.
She grew up in rural Alberta and attended District 37 School. After marriage the couple farmed in rural Windom and Jeffers. She moved to Jeffers to take over the City Café, which she owned and operated until 1991. She moved to Hillside Manor, Windom, where she lived for nine years before moving to the Sogge Good Samaritan Community, Windom. She was a member of the Dale Home Society, a 4-H leader in Dale Township, Springfield Birthday Club, 3-Lakes Farmers Club and the Dale Ladies Aid. Since moving to Windom, she was a member of American Lutheran Church of Windom, where she was very active in the Ladies Aid.
Surviving are two sons, Gerald Vought, Wilder, and Ronald (Carol) Vought, Windom; a daughter, Marlene (Lou) Hubbs, Hawk Springs, Wyo.; a sister, Ida Reimers, St. Paul; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Windom.
The service will be 2 p.m. today at the Lutheran Church of our Savior, Windom, with the Rev. Steve Norby officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Windom.
Arrangements are being handled by the LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom.
MARVIN ROEDER, 70, of Wilmont, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at his home.
Arrangements are pending with Benson Funeral Home, Worthington.