Archive for December, 2011


Maynard Swanson ~ Kasson

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Maynard Dean Swanson, 49, of rural Kasson passed away December 28, 2011. He was born November 22, 1962, to Gerald and Wanita (Olson) Swanson in Rochester, MN. On March 30, 1981, he married Dawn Boyum at South Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rock Dell, MN.

He worked in construction at Swenke Company for many years. He then became partners in S & S Auto Salvage of Hayfield, MN, with his brother, Bernie. Maynard loved racing, fishing, working and most of all his grandson, Brody.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn of Rural Kasson; son, Bobby of Kasson; daughters, Karina Swanson of Kasson and Danielle (Keith Erickson) of Millville, MN; grandson, Brody Swanson; brothers, Don (Deb) Swanson, Bernie (Tammy) Swanson, Jeff (Amy) Swanson, and Scott (Alisia) Swanson; sister, Lori Stenhoven; step-father, Wally Emholtz and many nieces and nephews. Maynard was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call at Dibble Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Kasson, MN on Monday, January 2 from 3:00-8:00 pm. There will be no reviewal or funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to The American Heart Association.

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Wilfred Riedel ~ Kasson

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Wilfred Allen Riedel, 92, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2011 at Fairview Care Center, Dodge Center, MN. He was born July 25, 1919 to William and Rachel Riedel of Dodge Center. He served in the US Army from 1941-1945.

While on furlow from the Army in 1944, he married Verna Linderberger. They divorced in 1947. They had one daughter, Diane Riedel of Indianapolis, IN. Wilfred married Carmen Miller in 1947. They were married for 53 years. They had 3 children; Rick Riedel of Kasson, MN, Dale Miller of Texas and Mary Ann Miller. Wilfred and Carmen lived in the Kasson-Mantorville area their entire lives. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Wilfred was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen, in 2000; daughter, Mary Ann, in 1985; his parents, and four brothers.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kasson, MN. Military graveside services will be performed by members of the Kasson American Legion and the Mantorville VFW.

Memorials are preferred to Fairview Care Center, 702 – 10th Ave NW, Dodge Center, MN 55927.

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Charles E. Goodman ~ Byron, MN

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Charles (Chuck) Edward Goodman, 86, of Byron passed away on November 29, 2011 at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Rochester, MN of natural causes. Chuck was born June 22, 1925 to John and Viola (Albee) Goodman in Olmsted County. He moved to Byron in 1928.

He was a World War II Veteran. He farmed for 40 years in Byron. Chuck retired from farming and then was custodian at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kasson until he retired in 1992. He enjoyed deer hunting and woodworking.

On June 8, 1947, Chuck married Twila A. Nelson at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Twila; his two sons, John Charles (Lynda) of Mantorville and James Allan (Teresa) of Hayfield; 2 daughters, Judy Ann Goodman of Byron and Jean Marie Goodman of Byron; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 7 great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Joel Edward Goodman; 2 sisters, Doris (Lawrence) O’Brien and Amy (Lester) O’Brien.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 5, 2011, at 11:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301-8th Avenue NW, Kasson, MN, with Pastor Marie A. K. Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Prairie Cemetery, rural Rochester. Graveside services will be conducted by members of the Mantorville VFW and the Kasson American Legion.

Visitation will be at Dibble Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Kasson, on Sunday, December 4, 2011, 2:00-4:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to St. John’s Lutheran Church.

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