Archive for January, 2014


Garold Bond ~ Byron

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Bond, Garold

A memorial service for Garold C. Bond will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1st at the Christ Lutheran Church, 201 Frontage Road NW, Byron, MN with Pastor Steve Rheingans officiating. There will be a visitation (no viewing) at Christ Lutheran Church one hour before the service. Burial will be at a later date in Zumbro Falls at the Pleasant Prairie Dale Cemetery. Military graveside services in the spring will be conducted by the Byron American Legion.

Garold Bond 87, of Byron died Wednesday (January 22, 2014) at Golden Livingcenter West in Rochester. Garold Charles Bond was born October 2, 1926, in Osage, Iowa. The family moved to the Austin area in 1932. He attended Austin High school. He enlisted into the Air Force in 1946, served in World War II and was Honorably Discharged in 1949. He married Marian Underdahl in 1952, they moved to the Byron area in 1962. Marian died in 1982. He married Henrietta Kennedy in 1986.

Garold was a life-long farmer. He worked at Sears in Rochester, retiring after 27 years. After retirement, he was a crossing guard in the Rochester School District, and had also worked at Kwik-Trip in Byron. He enjoyed the farm, being outdoors and visiting with people. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and the American Legion in Byron. Survivors include two daughters; Gail (Tom) Knopp of Eureka Springs, AR, and Debra Bond of Winona, MN, one son; Russ Bond of Byron, MN, two step children; Marilyn (Mike) Wiebusch of Zumbro Falls, MN and Tim (Pam) Kennedy of Zumbro Falls, MN; 7 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a wife, two brothers and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Seasons Hospice – Rochester or Christ Lutheran Church – Byron. Dibble Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Kasson is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences at

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M. Pauline Erickson ~ Kasson

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Erickson, M. Pauline

Pauline (Pettis) Erickson, age 87, formerly of Rochester, died on Monday, January 20th at Prairie Meadows Senior Living Center in Kasson, MN. Pauline was born on December 17th, 1926 in Kasota, Minnesota and raised on a farm near there.
She and Paul Erickson were married on June 24th, 1949. Their 64 years of marriage were lived first in Hibbing, then Minneapolis, finally moving to Rochester in 1958.
Pauline was known for her incredible culinary capabilities, both as a cook and a baker, and for her annual week of canning fruit and the vegetables from her large garden. She also delighted in making ornate crewel embroidery pieces, works of art that will remain as lifelong treasures for her family. After Paul’s retirement from IBM, they spent several weeks of their summers in their camper in the north woods of Minnesota. 
Pauline was preceded in death by Paul in October 2013. She is survived by her sons Dana (Diana) Erickson and Steve (Nancy) Erickson, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 
A memorial service will be held in the Timothy Chapel at Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Rd. SW, Rochester, MN for Paul and Pauline in Rochester on Feb. 1, 2014 with Pastor Andy Kumpel officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM with a celebration of their lives at 11:00 AM. A luncheon will be served immediately following the service. Burial at 1:30 PM at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester. Online condolences at  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St Croix Hospice.

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Dorthy Evelyn Peterson ~ Kasson

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Peterson, Dorthy

Dorthy E. Peterson, 86, passed away at Prairie Meadows, Kasson, MN on Saturday, January 18, 2014 surrounded by loved ones.

Dorthy was born on May 4, 1927 to Karl and Minnie Wilke. She married Harold F. Peterson on March 2, 1952 and farmed near Berne, Minnesota most of her life.

Her life was filled with community service and service to her Lord. Dorthy was active as a leader in 4-H and active in numerous other ways in the community, including serving as Secretary on the Prairie Meadows Tenant Board. She began as a church musician as a 16-year-old where she played organ at Grace Lutheran Church in Dodge Center. She recently played piano at Prairie Meadows for Chapel services and on other occasions. After joining St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kasson, she served as church secretary for 34 years as well as church treasurer. She held many additional positions in the church, such as Sunday School Teacher.

Dorthy was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her brother, Myron (Marion) Wilke; children, Gordon (Judy) Peterson, Steven (Laura) Peterson, and Karen Peterson; grandchildren, Ryan, David, Michael, and Sara Peterson, Gareth and Gavin Johnson, Nicki (Mike) Haviaras and Rachel Burke; two great-grandsons, Christopher and Alexander Haviaras, and many nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be Friday, January 24, from 4:00-7:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 – 8th Ave NW, Kasson and one hour prior to the funeral service. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 25 at 11:00 AM, also at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Randy Fett officiating.

Memorials can be directed to Prairie Meadows Sr. Living, 800 – 5th Ave NW, Kasson, MN or St. John’s Lutheran Church.

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Julie Marie Stoick ~ Kasson

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Stoick, Julie

The memorial service for Julie Marie Stoick will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson with Pastor Randy Fett officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of the service at the church.

Julie Marie Stoick passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital on January 6 from complications of diabetes. Julie was born October 6, 1967 at St. Mary’s Hospital. The daughter of Ivan and Carol (Willing) Harmon, Julie graduated from John Marshall High School in June of 1986. Julie enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, word puzzles and counted cross stitch.

Julie is survived by her two children, Kathryn Marie Stoick of Fargo, North Dakota and Timothy Stoick of Kasson; parents Ivan and Carol Harmon; brothers, Brian (Judy) Harmon of Rochester and Randy (Gwen) Harmon of Lanesboro; nephews and nieces, Brooke, Brady, Becky, Blaine, Lance and Bryn as well as many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; William and Florence Willing, and Ed and Emma Harmon.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to them.

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