Archive for October, 2010


Daniel R. Dahl ~ Mantorville

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Daniel Dahl, 52, passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 28, 2010. Loving father and husband, he will be missed by all who knew him.

Dan is survived by his wife, Xiaorong “Rose” Dahl; daughter, Angela Dahl; brother, Mike Dahl; sister, Kathy (Butch) Kerwin; mother, Ruby Dahl and many friends and relatives.

Dan enjoyed traveling, being outdoors, music and spending time with his family.

Dan’s life will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 2, at 11:00 am, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 Eighth Avenue Northwest, Kasson, with Pastor Arne Jessen officiating. Visitation without reviewal will be held from 10:00-11:00 am, followed by the service and luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials.

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Charles W. Castner – Mantorville

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Charles Willard Castner, age 85 of Mantorville, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

He was born March 18, 1925, to Lawrence and Marjorie Castner. He attended country school and then graduated from Mantorville High School in 1943. On June 29, 1957, he married Opal Larson and they lived on Charles’ family farm in rural Mantorville to farm and raise their family.

Charles was a life-long dairy farmer and lived his entire life on the family farm. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and his family, farming and assembling model airplanes.

Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Opal; children, Mary Castner (Steve Sween) of Rochester, Lawren (Marina) Castner of Mantorville, Caroline (Larry) Plank, Ann Thompson of Mantorville; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Marjorie Castner, and two sisters, Lois Suhr and Dorothy Rouhoff.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 11:00 am at the First Congregational Church, 515 Walnut Street, Mantorville, with Pastor Brian Egelston officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Mantorville. Visitation without reviewal will be at Dibble Funeral Home, 213 W. Main St., Kasson on Friday, October 22, 2010, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday.

The family prefers memorial to themselves.

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Harold H. Wright, Sr.

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Harold H. Wright, Sr., 88, of Kasson, passed away Monday, October 11, 2010, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. He was born December 12, 1921, to Arthur and Anna (Vieth) Wright in Wright County, MO, near Mountain Grove.

As a young boy he moved to rural Laurel, Iowa and was raised by his uncle and aunt, John and Emma Vieth. He graduated from Laurel High School in 1939 and then worked for Maytag Dairy and Swift’s in Des Moines and Marshalltown. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and received his commission and wings from Moore Field in Mission, TX in December, 1943. Lt. Wright was stationed in England then France during WWII. He flew a C-47 dropping paratroopers and pulling gliders. He received his Air Medal, was promoted to First Lieutenant and came home in December of 1945.

He married Harriet Adkins on December 11, 1943. In 1946 they started farming near Gilman, Iowa. They moved to rural Laurel, Iowa in 1948. He established a registered Angus herd, was active in local Angus activities and sales and was a lifetime member of the American Angus Association. In 1959 they moved to rural Kasson, MN. He continued his cattle operation, did custom corn shelling, swathing and baling. He was a member of Pleasant Corners United Methodist Church for many years. They retired from farming in 1994 and moved to Kasson where they attended the First Baptist Church. His hobbies included photography, motorcycling and snowmobiling. He was also known for his precise building skills.

He is survived by his wife Harriet of 66 years; son George Wright of Ottersheim, Germany; daughter, Virginia Wright of Brunswick, Me; two daughters-in-law, Pamela Wright of Rochester and Phyllis Wright of Crystal, MN; 6 grandchildren, Emily Wright of Grand Forks, ND, Steven Wright of Minneapolis, Laurie Wright of Crystal, Josh (Rose) Wright of St. Louis, MO, Melanie (Anthony) Lopiccolo of Hoboken, NJ and Jeff (Heather) Wright of Andover, MN; 3 great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Colby and Lauren Wright; two sisters, Mardelle (Bill) Lawrence of Phoenix, AZ and Beaulah Hansen of Northfield, MN; and a special cousin, Leona Coppock of Grinnell, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, uncle and aunt, two sons, Harold Wright, Jr. and Gary Wright; three sisters, Veola Mosbey, Anna Mae Bennett, Iva Apostles and one brother, James Wright.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at the First Baptist Church, 304 – 4th Street NW in Kasson with Rev. Harley Betzolt officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at 10:30 am the following morning at Hazelwood Cemetery, Grinnell, IA. Military graveside services will be provided by the Grinnell, IA American Legion.

Memorials are suggested to Prison Fellowship Angel Tree and Samaritan’s Purse.

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Kevin Daniel Cady

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Kevin D. Cady was born on October 3, 1959 in Dodge Center, Minnesota. He died at his home in Kasson, MN on October 8, 2010. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kasson with Pastor Marie A. K. Anderson officiating. Visitation will also be at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Tuesday, October 12 from 5:00-7:00 pm and 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

His parents were Louise and Dale Cady. He was raised by his mother in the Cannon Falls, MN area. Kevin served in the U.S. Army for 3 years. His first marriage was to Janell Monson and they had 2 sons, Kyle and Jace Cady.

In 1998, he married Carol Musolf in Mantorville. Together they have a son, Shawn Cady. They also share their home with nieces Rose Johnson and Brandy Bloomquist.

Kevin currently worked at Burger and King and drove a church bus for area churches, including St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kasson where he was a member. He played hockey, refereed and assisted with youth camps. He also was a scout leader and scout headmaster.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Kyle, Jace and Shawn Cady; nieces Rose Johnson and Brandy Bloomquist; several other nieces and nephews; sisters, Deb (Roger) Stave, Linnea (Mark) Thompson, and Candy Cady; and brother, Ray Cady. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family prefers memorials to the Education Department of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

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