Archive for September, 2016


Iva A. King ~ Byron

Monday, September 12th, 2016


The funeral for Iva A. (Chilson) King will be Friday, September 16 at 11:00 am at The Byron United Methodist Church, 708 4th Ave. NW, Byron, MN. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
Pastor Beth Perez will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery near Byron.
Iva died Saturday, September, 10, 2016, at Madonna Towers in Rochester.
Iva was born August, 16, 1925, in rural Olmsted County. She was baptized at the Byron United Methodist Church with her Mother.
Iva, 91, of Byron, was an active member of Byron Methodist Church. When asked if she ever felt that God had a special calling on her life, she replied, ”yes, as a caregiver to the elderly members of my family. Plus I felt good helping other people”.
She enjoyed all sports when watching her family participate. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery and traveling. Her favorite destination was Hawaii with family members. Iva loved to “ visit “ and had many a conversations.
Survivors include three daughters, LaLonnie Voll (Donald), Loah Nelson (Bob), Laya Morris (Kevin); two sons, Larry “Bear” King (Mary), Monte King (Kathryn); 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren plus 1 arriving in April, 1 great, great-grandchild, plus many nieces and nephews. She is also survived a brother Cecil Chilson (Shirley).
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Laurence, grandson Jeff Voll, great granddaughter Hannah Voll , special aunt Melissa Ames, sister Lilah Worth, and brother Arbey Chilson.

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Arlene M. Christenson ~ Kasson

Friday, September 9th, 2016


The funeral for Arlene Margaret (Wiek) Christenson will be at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 13, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson, Minnesota. Visitation will be at the church 11:00 am – 1:00 pm the day of the service. There will be no reviewal. Reverends Dana O’Brien and Barb Streed will officiate. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery near Mantorville.
Arlene died Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center, where she had been for nearly two weeks.
Arlene was born February 7, 1926 in rural Steele County to Martin and Mollie Wiek. She was baptized and confirmed in Aurora Lutheran Church in Havana Township near Owatonna. In 1943, she graduated from Owatonna High School. On July 2, 1943 she married James Christenson of New Richland, Minnesota, where they farmed for many years. Following Jim’s later employment with IBM, she settled permanently with her family in Kasson.
Arlene, 90, of Kasson, was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and its Mary Circle since 1960. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, doing crossword puzzles and baking her famous pastries. Her love for the Minnesota Twins was only exceeded by the love for her family. Highlights of her life include: a trip to Norway, time spent in Florida, and family camping and fishing trips up north and out west. Arlene had a passion for conversation and coffee time with friends and family.
Survivors include a son James Jr. (Carol) of Duluth; three daughters, Carol (Jerry) Boyd and Mary Ann (James) Heiserman of Kasson and Joyce (Lenny) Jenson of Hayfield, Minnesota; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many other relatives. She is also survived by her dearest friend, Hilda Christenson, of Cambridge, Minnesota. Her husband, one daughter (Jean Ann) and three siblings (Leila, Bud, and June) preceded her in death.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Fairview Care Center for their compassion and exceptional care. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kasson.

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Robert C. “Bob” Hilliard ~ Kasson

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Hilliard, Robert
Robert Clark Hilliard, 96, died on Monday September 5th,2016 at Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester, St. Mary’s Campus. Robert was born on May 9th, 1920 in Kasson, Minnesota to Ross and Josephine (Maxson) Hilliard. He graduated from Mantorville High School in 1939. He married Dorothy Peterson in Kasson on August 3, 1941. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, located in the South Pacific from April 1942 to November 1945. Bob also served in the Korean War from September 1950 through December 1951; he was a member of the 698th Engineer Maintenance Company.
He retired from Erdman’s Super Value in 1982 having worked for more than 30 years. Bob worked in many areas of the store and at the time of his retirement was the frozen food and dairy manager.
Bob and Dorothy lived in Colorado from 1957 to 1969 prior to moving to Kasson. Bob enjoyed the game of golf and when he wasn’t swinging the clubs, you could find him collecting golf balls. Bob also enjoyed his time with his friends fishing at every chance that he had.
Bob is survived by his wife Dorothy and 3 sons, John of Strasburg, Colorado, Richard (Toni) of Las Vegas, Nevada and David (Kathleen) of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; 2 sisters, Mary Peterson of Austin and Joan Simonson of Michigan; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Josephine Hilliard; sister, Peggy Starkson, and brothers, Charles and Oscar Hilliard.
The Hilliard family would like to extend gratitude to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN for their attentiveness and loving care.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 200P.M. at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. There will be no reviewal. Inurnment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kasson, MN. Military graveside services will be provided by members of the Kasson American Legion and the Mantorville VFW.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to St. John’s Lutheran Church.

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