Archive for August, 2011


Arthur Jensen ~ Kasson

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

The funeral for Arthur Jensen of Kasson, Minnesota will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 – 8th Avenue NW, Kasson, Minnesota with Pastor Randy Fett officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Interment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kasson, Minnesota.

Arthur entered the arms of his Lord August 12, 2011. Arthur was born October 26, 1916 in rural Cedar Falls, Iowa to Ray and Anna Jensen. He graduated from New Hartford High School in 1933. Art worked as a farm hand and operated his own trucking business. Art married Elizabeth Madsen in November, 1943 at Fredsville Lutheran Church, rural Cedar Falls. Art and Liz farmed in the Cedar Falls area until 1957 when they purchased a farm and moved to Grand Meadow, Minnesota. Art worked for IBM Corporation from 1958 until retirement in 1982. Art and Liz moved to Kasson in 1964.

Art was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Byron Lions Club and Eagles Club in Rochester. Art enjoyed time with friends and family, playing cards, traveling, gardening, and fishing as well as time with friends and family. He is survived by three sons, Herb (Eileen) of Byron, MN, Glen (Cathy) of Winona, MN and Terry (Mary) of Owatonna, MN; one sister, Francis Rittgers (Don) of New Hartford, Iowa; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and four brothers.

Memorials are preferred to Fairview Care Center, 702 – 10th Avenue NW, Dodge Center, MN 55927 or St. John’s Lutheran Church.

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Jean Wellner ~ Kasson

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Jean Yvonne Wellner (Herrly) was born March 12, 1939, the first born child to Luverne Francis Herrly and Marie Salome Herrly (Rettmann) who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Wellner on September 30, 1988 and her daughter, Rhonda Renee Wellner-Chiodo on June 15, 2011.

Jean retired in 1997 from a career spanning over 30 years, in which she taught grade school children in Kasson, Minnesota. Her colleagues and students will long remember her for her pranks and high-jinx underpinned with abundant love and acceptance. She loved her career and all of her children. Each child and colleague has his or her own story to tell: how that mischievous Mrs. Wellner caught them off guard with some irreverent and clever surprise! Each felt special; each felt loved; and their days were each made a bit brighter.

She is survived by her love, Duane (Dewey) Fjerstad; son-in-law Glenn Chiodo; three wonderful grandchildren, Meghann, Devon and Nathan Chiodo; brothers Charles Herrly and Paul Herrly; sisters Karen Larson and Eileen Lestrange; and many nieces and nephews who love her dearly.

Jean surrounded herself with unconditional love. She could not see room in her life for any less than “three” dogs; not any one of them more or less loved than the last. When visitors arrived, they were certain to be greeted with a glorious and chaotic chorus of woofs, barks and howls celebrating their presence.

She was a fast friend of Bill W; she freely shared her experience, strength, and hope for over 25 years. It is our collective belief that she will continue to be with us in the fellowship of the spirit as we trudge the road of happy destiny.

Jean came to believe that life was given us mainly for the purpose of training our souls. And, that this life is not so much for our body as for our souls. Too often we choose what feels right for the body and not the soul. She believed God wants us to choose what’s right for our body and our soul and that when we accept this belief, a wonderful molding of our character is the result,

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 – 8th Avenue NW, Kasson, MN, with Pastor Randy Fett officiating. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 PM at the church on Tuesday, August 9 and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

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Sherman Golberg ~ Byron

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Sherman G. Golberg, age 88, of Byron, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester, MN.

Sherman was born on September 18, 1922, to Arthur and Clara Golberg. He married Virginia Ayshford on January 26, 1945 and they were married for 54 years. They lived in Salem Township and farmed all their married life. Virginia passed away May 7, 1999. In September 2001, Sherman moved off the farm and made his home in Byron. He has resided at Samaritan Bethany Nursing Home for the past year.

Sherman first and foremost was a farmer, but also was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Quarve & Anderson Co. He served on the Salem Town Board for 20 years. He was a life member of the Lady Slipper Model A Ford Club, life member of the Round Table Historical Club, and life member of the Root River Historical Club. He enjoyed restoring old tractors and cars, and especially loved his John Deere tractors. He has been a member of East St. Olaf Lutheran Church his entire life.

Sherman is survived and deeply loved by his son, Dennis (Linda) Golberg of Rochester, MN; his only grandchild, Melissa Golberg of Mendota Heights, MN; his sisters, Alpha (Norval) Howe of Lakeville, MN, and Mavis Sturak of Auburn, CA and many nieces and nephews.

Sherman was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; his parents; one brother, Bobby; one sister, Blanche and niece, Sue Ann Nereson.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 5, 2011 at 11:00 am at East St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 6200 County Road 3, rural Byron, MN with Pastor Darby Lawrence officiating. Visitation for friends and family will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the East St. Olaf Cemetery.

The family prefers memorials to East St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

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