Archive for February, 2015


Edward Highum ~ Mantorville

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Highum, Edward BW

Highum, Edward

Edward Allan Highum 77, passed away peacefully at his home in Mantorville on February 14, 2015.

Edward was born September 12, 1937, in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Percival E. Highum and Alice (Groth) Highum. He grew up in the Twin Cities and Mantorville, MN. He attended and graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School in 1955. Edward married Audrey Durst in 1959 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kasson, MN.

He was employed by IBM from 1956 until his retirement in 1991 as a manufacturing engineer. He also taught drafting at the Rochester Technical College while employed at IBM. An avid construction toy collector, he enjoyed attending various toy shows, swap meets and construction equipment events. His passion for collecting began as a youth when his father owned a road construction company. Edward suffered a stroke in 1995, but did not let this slow him down. He and Audrey traveled the region and wintered in Las Vegas for a few years.

A life-long Mason, Edward recently received his 50-year membership pin from the Kasson/Mantorville Masonic Lodge. He was involved with the Osman Shrine Temple and was a Past President of the Rochester Shrine Club. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite. 

He enjoyed restoring antique toys and reading construction literature.

As a father, Edward completed many projects for his sons and enjoyed working outdoors as well as tinkering on projects for friends.

He will be missed.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Audrey, and sons Eric (Robin) Highum of Howell, MI, and Jay Highum of Rochester, MN. 

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 20, at St. John’s Lutheran Church (301 8th Ave NW) in Kasson, with the Pastor Nirmala Reinschmidt officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Mantorville.

A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 19, at St. John’s Lutheran Church (301 8th Ave NW) in Kasson, and one hour prior to the service at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Dibble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements and online condolences are welcome at

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Jenean C. Kreidermacher ~ Kasson

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Kreidermacher, Jenean Color

Jenean Carol Kreidermacher, 75, of Kasson, MN died February 6, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN surrounded by her family. She was born January 26, 1940, at St. Mary’s Hospital to William and Esther (Iverson) Marquardt.

She was raised in Kasson and graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School. She was united in marriage to John (Jack) Kreidermacher on September 1, 1962, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Dodge Center, MN.

Jenean worked in Rochester at Methodist Hospital as a housekeeper for a number of years. She then worked 33+ years at Kasson-Mantorville Elementary as a Title 1 Aide, crossing guard, playground supervisor, and lunchroom monitor where she was known as Grandma K to many until her retirement in 2005.
Jenean’s many activities included Girl Scout Leader, fishing and camping with the family on weekends to Alexandria, being a foster care provider, babysitting, selling tickets at K-M athletic events with her husband, going for long rides to see the colors in the fall, playing the penny slots at Treasure Island and for the last 25 years spent her weekends going to festivals in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota with the parade floats.

Jenean is survived by the “love of her life” Jack Kreidermacher, daughters Jane and Barb, son John (Jody Janz), granddaughters Chelsey and Kenzie, grand dog Deuce all of Kasson as well as Melissa Anderson of Hopkins and Tony Anderson of Kasson (part of Jenean’s extended family). She was preceded in death by her parents and a foster son Francis Nielsen.

There will be a visitation on Sunday February 15, 2015 at Church of the Holy Family, 1904 N. Mantorville Ave, Kasson, MN, from 4-6pm and one hour prior to mass on Monday. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Church of the Holy Family, Kasson, MN, on Monday February 16, 2015, at 2:30pm. Burial will be at St. Margaret’s Cemetery, Mantorville, MN.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the American Cancer Society, Ability Building Center, and Kasson-Elementary School (memo – Peace Garden).

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Lyle “Bugs” Robert Rasmussen ~ Kasson

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Rasmussen, Lyle

Lyle R. Rasmussen, 78, of Kasson, MN died Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Season’s Hospice in Rochester, MN. He was born September 13, 1936, on the home farm place in Prairieville Township, Brown County, MN. Lyle was the son of Arnold and Bessie (Niswander) Rasmussen.

He was raised on the family farm and attended country school. He then attended public school and graduated from Sleepy Eye High School. He was united in marriage to Colleen Walden on September 17, 1955, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye, MN.

Lyle worked at Steinke-Seidl Building Center in Sleepy Eye for a number of years. He then worked for Moorman’s Feed-Sleepy Eye Division. Then he managed the Moorman’s Feed in Kasson, MN until his retirement.

Lyle is survived by his loving wife, Colleen Rasmussen and his children, Danny (Audrey) of Onalaska, Wisconsin, Michael (Jeannie Andrist) of Mazeppa, MN, Thomas (Pamela) of Kasson, MN, and Brett Rasmussen of Plymouth, MN. There are nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Maxson and a brother, Boyd Rasmussen.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on February 14, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson, MN with Pastor Nirmala Reinschmidt officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service at the church. Burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Season’s Hospice, 5650 Weatherhill Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902.

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