Archive for October, 2016

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John O’Malley ~ Kasson

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

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John Lee O’Malley drove off into the sunset with the Lord on October 28th, 2016. He won his battle with cancer, now free. John left this world at the mere age of 60 years old. Born August 25th, 1956, in Mantorville, MN to Henry and Matilda O’Malley, John was the youngest of six children.
 
John enjoyed the outdoors, driving trucks and riding motorcycles. He most enjoyed family and friends. John lived a life of hardwork on the family farm, graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School and served his country in the United States Air Force. He owned and operated O’Malley Trucking firm for 20-plus years.
 
He is survived by his two sons Danny O’Malley of Kasson, MN, and Ben O’Malley of Utica MN; brother, Larry O’Malley (Kathy) of Kasson, MN; and two sisters Loretta Brandli of West Concord, MN and Geraldine O’Kane of Vadnais Heights, MN. John is also survived by many nieces and nephews, who have helped him so very much this past year; there are just to many to mention individually. He was supported during this battle by many friends and family to whom he was very grateful. He was preceded in death by brother Harlan (Mary), Mother (Matilda) and Father (Henry), brother-in law Richard O’Kane, sister Geneva Bossart.
 
Visitation will be Friday, November 4 from 2:00-3:00 pm at Dibble Funeral Home, 213 W. Main St., Kasson, MN. The funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at 3:00 in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tom Kunz officiating. Burial will be at St. Margaret’s Cemetery, Mantorville. Military graveside services will be provided by the Kasson American Legion and the Mantorville VFW.


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Victoria K. Martin ~ West Concord

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

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Victoria Kay (Anderson) Martin, 63, of West Concord died at St. Mary’s Hospital-Rochester on October 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm of kidney failure. Victoria was born at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis, going to Minnetonka with her family. She found Christ as her Savior at age 10 when kidney disease was discovered at the University of Minnesota Hospital. She graduated from Hopkins Eisenhower High School in 1971. She graduated from Florians School of Hair Design and also attended St. Paul Bible College. She worked as a hairdresser and an executive secretary. She met and later married Carl J. Martin at Wooddale Church on July 11, 1981.
 
They moved to Portland, Oregon while Carl finished his theology degree and was the Assistant Manager at the Seminary Bookstore. While he was on staff at the school and also a Free Church in LeCenter, WA. She was a past member of Minnetonka Mills Community Church, Wooddale Church and various Free Churches in Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota as well as the Trinity Bible Church of Portland, Oregon.
 
Survivors include her husband, Rev. Carl J. Martin of West Concord, MN; a son, Alexander Andrew Martin of Bellingham, WA; sister Candace Luhrsen and her husband Donal of Mimbres, NM, and her sons Cedric, Lars and Courtney and their children Lane and Belle of Greenley, CO; Dan and Kim of Phoenix, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents Burton W. and Verda (Patt) Anderson.
 
Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm on Monday, October 17, at the Pine Island Cemetery. A short service with luncheon will follow at the home of Sharril Wheeler in Old Concord, MN.
 
Memorials are preferred to the family and may be directed to Carl Martin, PO Box 22, West Concord, MN 55985. Many thanks to all for your prayers and love.


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Bruce A. Skow ~ Kasson

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

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Bruce Alan Skow passed away Friday, October 7, 2016, at Fairview Care Center, Dodge Center, MN. Bruce was born June 13, 1937, on a farm near Rutland, Iowa to Alan and Marjorie (Lansing) Skow. The day Bruce was born, it rained so much that the Doctor had to wade through knee-deep water walking up the driveway.
 
Bruce was a farmer and loved it. He took great pride in showing his grand champion steer at the Humboldt Iowa County Fair in the early 1950’s. Bruce also grew up loving horses. His first horse was a Shetland pony bought from a carnival in Humboldt, IA. He was known to give his cousins and friends some wild rides. In 1954, his family moved from Rutland, Iowa to a farm west of Stewartville, MN. When he quit farming, due to Parkinson’s disease, he continued to drive tractor for Delbert and Laurie Lecy.
 
Bruce married Karen Scharberg on October 28, 1961, at Evanger Lutheran Church, Sargeant, MN. In July of 1965, their daughter, Patricia Diane, was born. They enjoyed camping on the Mississippi River and traveling the western states to Phoenix and San Bernardino; and going up North with the family. Bruce also enjoyed deer hunting with his deer-hunting buddies for many years. He especially enjoyed his two grandkids, going to their many school events and giving them rides on his tractor.
 
In 2007, Bruce and Karen bought a house at South Fork in Kasson, MN. As a result of having a stroke and Parkinson’s disease, Bruce moved to Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center, MN July of 2011.
 
Bruce is survived by his wife of 54 years, Karen; daughter, Patty (Dennis) Foster, Mantorville, MN; grandson Jason (Amber) Foster, great-grandson, Elliott Foster, Kasson, MN; granddaughter, Julia Foster, Charlotte, NC; brother Keith Skow, Byron, MN; sisters JulieAnn Wickstrom, Burnsville, MN and Diane Johnson, San Bernardino, CA; brother-in-law Arlan (Sharon) Scharberg, Hayfield, MN, along with several nieces and nephews.
 
We especially want to thank all our friends, neighbors and family for their support and help. Thank you to Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center for their wonderful, compassionate care. Also, thank you to St. Croix Hospice for their end-of-life care.
 
Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson, MN, with Pastor Randy Fett officiating. Visitation will be Monday, October 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.


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Robert P. Chesnutt ~ Kasson

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

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Robert Paul Chesnutt, 82, of Kasson (and formerly Rochester), MN passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 4, 2016 in his home at Prairie Meadows Senior Apartments. He had been a resident there since April, 2016.
 
Bob was born November 30, 1933 in Phillipston, PA to Roy and Garnet Chesnutt. After graduating high school, he married Helen Loretta Chesnutt on July 29 1953 in East Brady, PA. Soon after that he enlisted in the army and served in the military for 3 years, during that enlistment the family lived in Heidelberg, Germany. After leaving the service he started his career with IBM in PA which then took him to San Jose CA, and in 1966 he moved his family to Rochester, MN. He worked for IBM for 25 years until his retirement in 1985, and then continued on as a supplemental employee with IBM until 2001.
 
After the death of his wife Helen on September 11, 2005, Bob married Margaret ( Maggie) Stoutner on September 1st, 2007 in Waterloo, Iowa and they were married 9 years. They resided in Kasson for a few years, and Washington, Iowa and loved to winter in Green Valley, AZ. Bob just recently moved back to Kasson in April, 2016 to Prairie Meadows.
 
Bob absolutely loved cars. Throughout his live he loved to work on them, collect them and talk about them. Repairing and restoring cars was his love and passion. He sought out the local car clubs in every location that he lived.
 
Bob was a member of the Hiawatha Antique Automobile Club, and the Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Presbyterian Church of Kasson.
 
Preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Helen, Bob is survived by his children: Robert (Rhonda) Chesnutt of Arvada, Colorado, Joan (Gary) Olson of Mazeppa, MN, and James (Barbra) Chesnutt of Lakewood, Colorado. Bob had 8 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Also survived by his second wife Margaret (Maggie) Stoutner.
 
The Funeral will be at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 6th Ave NW, Kasson, MN on Friday October 7th, 2016 at 11:00am with Pastor John DuBall officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour before the service. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, MN.
Please direct any Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the American Heart Association.


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