Archive for May, 2017

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Jeanette F. Allen ~ Mantorville

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Jeanette F. Allen, age 67, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017 in Mantorville.
 
A Celebration of Life service will be held on June 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Mantorville Senior Citizen’s Center, 601 Clay Street, Mantorville with Andrea Buck officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
 
Jeanette was born on July 22, 1949 to Paul and Celia (Moulton) Derby. She grew up in West Concord on the family farm and after graduation she attended school at St. Mary’s Hospital. She worked in the Neurosurgery area for twenty years and loved going to work every day. After retiring from St. Mary’s, she continued to help others in a number of ways and worked part-time at Memorabilia Antiques in Mantorville. In 1968, Jeanette was united in marriage to Bruce Allen. They had two children, Sandy and Steve, and were later divorced in 2003.
 
Jeanette lived by the phrase, “We were put on this Earth to do for others, not for ourselves”. She certainly lived up to this phrase in many ways. She continued to put her wants on hold to help someone with something all the time.
 
The most important thing to Jeanette was her family and friends. She had a fluency for language which allowed her to win against her son at Scrabble when she would “discover” new words. Jeanette enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren on the trails at Oxbow Park and hearing horse stories of Coty’s adventures. The conversations with all of them about their ventures filled many hours of fun, caring and love.
 
She is survived by her son Steve (Denise) Allen of Dunnell; brother John (Pat) Derby of West Concord; sisters Judy (Jeff) Leth of Mantorville and Jenifer (Stan Strieff) Wilson; uncle Chuck (Kaye) Moulton; and five grandchildren, Coty Allen of Mantorville, Darrin Allen, Tyler Allen, Ashley Allen, and Riley “little man” Allen of Dunnell.
 
Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Jerry and Billy, and her daughter Sandy.
 
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials be directed to them to be distributed at a later time according to Jeanette’s wishes.


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Garry L. Purvis ~ Kasson

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Garry Lyle Purvis, 76 of Kasson MN passed away on Thursday May 25, 2017 at his home in hospice care with his family at his side. Garry was born January 21, 1941 in Mankato, MN to Lyle and Edna (Anfinson) Purvis.
He lived in Vernon Center, MN and went to school there until the 9th grade. Garry went to Garden City High School in Garden City, MN, where he met Phyllis McGrew, and married on June 25, 1960.
 
Garry worked in construction for one year. He went to collage for his B. S. degree in elementary education. In 1964, Garry obtained his first job teaching 4th grade in the Kasson-Mantorville School. He continued his education at MSU and in 1967 received a M.S degree in education and became elementary principle for Kasson-Mantorville schools. Garry was in this position until 1985, when he had to retire because of Multiple Sclerosis.
 
Garry belonged to the Kasson United Methodist Church and served in many areas. Garry belonged to the Masonic Masons and worked on getting the Mayo Clinic to open an office in Kasson. After Garry retired he would volunteer at school, loved working with children who needed help, also tutored children at home. Garry also served on the library board and the school board.
 
Garry is survived by his wife Phyllis, three sons Scott (Deb) of Northfield, MN, Brent (Debbie) of Lima, NY, and Todd (Christine) of Kasson, MN; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren with one on the way. He is also survived by three siblings, Willis (Paula) Purvis, Sandra (Dale) Starr, and Ann (Raymond) Day. He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Visitation will be held at the Kasson United Methodist Church, 801 5th Ave NW, Kasson on Tuesday, May 30th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. A memorial service will be held at the Kasson United Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 31st, at 11:00 am with Pastor Joel Xavier officiating.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the MS Society, or the Kasson United Methodist Church.
 


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Terry A. Goodwill ~ Kasson

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

On May 20, 2017 Terry Allen Goodwill, 56, died of cancer at Season’s Hospice House in Rochester, Minnesota.
 
Terry was born on March 5, 1961 in Mitchell, South Dakota. He moved with his family to Hazelton, Iowa and then to Mason City in 1981. Terry was a graduate of Mason City High School and attended North Iowa Area Community College where he also played basketball.
 
He was married to his loving wife, Lori Joy McClintock at the Garner United Methodist Church on May 10, 1981. Lori and Terry moved to Independence, Iowa where they lived from 1981-1984. They then resided in Cresco, Iowa from 1984-1986 and currently live in Kasson, Minnesota. Terry worked as an electrician at Viracon in Owatonna, MN for 25 years. Lori has worked at the Mayo Clinic since 1986 as a registered nurse.
 
Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Irene Goodwill and infant brother Todd. He is survived by his wife Lori of Kasson; daughter Jennifer Goodwill; son Brian Goodwill; grandchildren Isabelle Stankey, Aaron Caradine, Olivia Caradine and Jasmine Goodwill all of Rochester; and sister Dawn Callahan of Independence, Iowa.
 
Terry was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kasson. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, May 26, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 – 8th Ave NW, Kasson with Pastor John Allen officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kasson.


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Mavis A. Matti ~ Former West Concord Resident

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Mavis A. Matti was born to Lydia and Albert Rossi on December 9, 1918 in Milton Township, Dodge County, Minnesota. Mavis attended school in West Concord and graduated in 1936. She married Victor Matti in 1938 and they farmed in the Concord area.
 
Mavis worked at the Mayo Clinic for 23 years. She retired in 1983. After retirement, she was a nanny for the Rud family of Mantorville. Mavis was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kasson and a past member of the Zwingli Church in Berne. She enjoyed water aerobics and having coffee with her friends from the community. She was a life-long member of the Jolly Neighbors Club. Mavis loved music, especially playing the piano. She enjoyed playing for others at community events, nursing homes and wherever she was asked.
 
Mavis is survived by Doug and Nancy Matti of Hayfield, Dwayne and Mary Lou Matti of Rochester, DeAnna and Dale Dahle of Kasson, Donna and Dan Kutzler of Dodge Center, 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Matti, and grandson Joe Kutzler.
 
The funeral service for Mavis will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson with Pastor John Allen officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Berne Cemetery at a later date.
 
The family prefers memorials be directed to them for distribution according to their wishes.


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