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Iva A. King ~ Byron

Monday, September 12th, 2016

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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

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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

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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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Kent M. Huse ~ Byron

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Huse, Kent
 
Kent Michael Huse, 62, of Byron, MN died of heart failure on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Mary’s Campus, Rochester. He was born on November 21, 1953 in St. Peter, MN to LaVern and Pauline (Polly) Huse. He graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School in 1972. On July 5, 1975, he married Janna Landrum and was later divorced. On March 21, 1987, he married Rebecca Brown. They reside in Byron. Together they have one daughter, Danielle.
 
Kent retired from Sata, Dan Am, Inc. on February 6, 2016 after 14 years of service. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Byron.
 
Kent enjoyed many outdoor activities such as camping, hunting, fishing, and riding his ATV. He was an avid golfer for many years. Through the years, he enjoyed watching his daughter on the dance team and other sports activities. Spending time with family and friends was important to Kent.
 
He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca; daughter Danielle; sisters Karla Huse (Andy Anderson) of Mantorville, MN and Angela (Steve) Benda of Kenyon, as well as eight nieces and nephews. Kent was preceded in death by his father, mother, sister Jan More, brother-in-law Bob More and nephew Jeremiah More.
 
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church, 201 Frontage Road NW, Byron, MN with Pastor Steve Rheingans officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday, August 11, from 5:00-7:00 pm and one hour prior to the service on Friday. There will be no reviewal. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, at a later date.
 
Kent generously bequested his body to the Mayo Clinic Department of Anatomy.
 
Memorial donations may be made in Kent’s honor to Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Research Center.


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Joyce Weeks ~ Dodge Center

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Joyce (Ripka, Buscovick) Weeks, 70, born December 11, 1945, in Dodge Center, passed away peacefully from complications of an accident on Sunday, July 17, 2016, while surround by loved ones.
 
Joyce lived at the Myrtle Lake Resort in Orr, MN, with her husband of 21 years, Sam Weeks. She loved spending time with her family and friends whom she loved very much, fishing on the lake and wildlife.
 
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Alma Ripka and brothers, Robert and Lawrence Ripka.
 
She is survived by her husband, Sam; daughters Virginia “Ginger” (Dan) Staub, Laura Imhof and Melissa “Missy” (Eddie) Crane; three brothers; seven sisters; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
 
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 24, at the United Methodist Church in Dodge Center. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 pm at the church on Sunday. Inurnment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery in Wasioja, MN.
 
Memorial gifts and donations may be made to the family.


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Vivian M. Thorn ~ Dodge Center

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Vivian Marie (Dresen) Thorn, born July 3, 1920 to Charles Dresesn and Mary (Beacom), passed away on July 15, 2016 at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center where she has resided since 2008. We thank Fairview Care Center for the care given to our mother.
 
Vivian attended school in Sioux City, Iowa and in Lehigh, Montana and on September 5, 1939, married Milo Thorn at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. Together, they farmed until they moved to Dodge Center.
 
Vivian was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church where she taught the “Bethel Bible Series” and Sunday School. She worked several years as a bakery clerk and spent 20 Years working at Gaurke’s Department Store where she was known for selling candies to kids before and after school. She was an exemplary mother and kept an immaculate home.
 
She is survived by sons, Kenneth (Deloris) of Osakis, MN; Douglas (Pauline) of Owatonna, MN; Gary (Shirley) of Rochester, MN; Gregory (Bettina) of Fountain, CO; and a daughter, Grace (Alan) Rustan of Byron, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Sandra Wyatt (Frank). She leaves behind many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 23 at Faith Lutheran Church, 308 – 2nd St. NW, Dodge Center, MN at 11:00am with the Reverend Barbara Streed officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9:00-11:00 am. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Mantorville, MN,
 
Memorials can be given to Faith Lutheran Church.


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Dolores Bordelon ~ Mantorville

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Dolores L. Bordelon, 84, of Mantorville, MN passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at her home. The daughter of Winstad and Verdis Brouillette, she was born on December 9, 1931 in New Orleans, LA. On December 14, 1947, she married Lee Roy Bordelon, Sr. in Moreauville, LA.
 
She is survived by daughter Cheryl (Richard) Purdue of Byron, MN and sons Bruce (Kristin) Bordelon and Lee Roy (Connie) Bordelon, Jr., both of rural Mantorville.
 
A Mass Of The Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Holy Family, 1904 N. Mantorville Ave, Kasson, MN on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 10:30 am with Fr. Paul Surprenant officiating. There will be no visitation. A rosary will be said just preceding the mass at 10:00 am. Burial will be in St. Margaret’s Cemetery, Mantorville, MN.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the American Heart Association.


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Thomas Paul Heymann ~ Kasson

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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Tom Heymann, 67, of Kasson, MN passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on July 4, 2016, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease with Lewy Body dementia diagnosed in 2003.
 
Tom was born to Carl & Pearl (Penkert) Heymann on July 4, 1949, in New Ulm, MN. He moved to Rochester, MN, where he attended Hawthorne Elementary, Central Junior High, John Marshall High School, and was a member of the first graduating class of Mayo High School in 1967. He attended RCC and was drafted in 1969 to the Army where he served as a Military Policeman in Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1971. He worked for 35 years at Stauffer Chemical in Rochester; later named Kerry, Incorporated until his retirement in 2006 due to illness.
 
In 1974, Tom married Gwen Holmberg. They moved to Kasson in 1976 where they raised their family. Tom loved hunting with his Labrador dogs, fishing, nature, his American Flyer trains, going to the casino and playing pull tabs. Tom was a member of the American Legion Post 333. He loved to spend time with his grandkids and had many friends.
 
Tom is survived by his wife, Gwen (Holmberg) Heymann; one son Adam (Sarah Truax) and grandkids Abbigail and Aubrey of Rochester; two daughters, Melissa Holmberg (Gary Wenzel) and grandkids Devon of Faribault and Destiny of Hayfield, and Emily Heymann (Nick Rietheimer) and grandkids Kaelyn, Paisley and Axel of Waltham; and one sister, Carla Thompson of Stewartville.
 
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Pearl Heymann; brother-in-law Ray Thompson; sister-in-law Judy Lee; father-in-law Earl Holmberg; mother-in-law June Holmberg and nephew Kasey Stafford.
 
A celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016, from 2:00-5:00 pm at the American Legion Post 333, 212 West Main St, Kasson, 507/634-4353. All friends and family are welcome to come and share memories.
 
Tom chose to donate his body for medical research. There will be a private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials for them to distribute later according to their wishes.


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Donald R. Aarsvold ~ Former Kasson Resident

Friday, July 1st, 2016

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Donald R. Aarsvold, 93, formerly of Kasson, MN passed away at 4:00 am on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Zumbrota Health Services, Zumbrota, MN.
 
Donald was born July 20, 1922 in rural Peterson, Minnesota, to Joseph and Clara Aarsvold. Later they moved to Kasson, Minnesota, where Donald grew up on the family farm. He was baptized and confirmed at South Zumbro Lutheran Church in rural Kasson.
 
After eighth grade graduation, he joined his father working on the farm. Church activities were always a priority, including choir and Luther league as a youth. Later in his adult life, he devoted his time to Christian mission work. In June of 1946, he married Lillian Peterson and to this union they were blessed with four children; Dennis, Cheryl, Mark and Donna.
 
After farming for 20 years, Donald and Lillian accepted a call to serve as lay missionaries for the American Lutheran Church in Brazil, South America. They served as house parents for missionaries’ children for 11 years. They returned to the United States and served as resident counselors to the students at Lutheran Bible Institute, Anaheim, California for six years. They retired in Kasson, Minnesota, in 1984. In 2013, they moved to the Zumbrota Care Facility, Zumbrota, Minnesota, where Donald died. He is now in his eternal home with his Lord, whom he loved to serve.
 
Survivors include his wife, Lillian, “the love of his life”; children, Dennis (Marilyn) Aarsvold, Cheryl (Les) Kyllo, Mark (Kim) Aarsvold, and Donna (Scott) Tollefson; nine grandchildren, Justin (Niki) Aarsvold, Jill Aarsvold & Steve Brady, Marcus Aarsvold, Leann (Luke) Peterson, Brandon Kyllo & Shannon Zeien, Laura (Tony) Johnson, Marin (Alcilito) Lopes, Jennifer Tollefson and Raquel Tollefson; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters-in law, Charlotte (Milfred) Aarsvold and Norma (Robert) Aarsvold. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Clara Aarsvold; brother Wallace and his wife Lorraine; brother Milton and his wife Dorothy, and brothers Milfred and Robert. Donald loved his family and cherished each and every one of them. Blessed be his memory.
 
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 5, from 5:00-7:00 pm at South Zumbro Lutheran Church, 4830 – 120th Ave South, Kasson, MN with Pastor Mark Schwartz officiating. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 6, at 11:00 am at South Zumbro Lutheran Church with visitation one hour before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery immediately following the service.


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Eugene L. “Gene” Meyer ~ Kasson

Monday, June 27th, 2016

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Eugene Lyle Meyer, 83, of Kasson, MN passed away Monday morning, June 27, 2016 at his home.
 
He was born March 31, 1933 in Madison, South Dakota to Bernard & Irene (Van Den Hemel) Meyer. He graduated from West Concord High School in 1952. He served in the United States Navy from 1952-1971. After retiring from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer, he worked for 23 years for Wilson Trucking in Rochester, MN. He was a proud member of the Kasson American Legion and the Mantorville VFW.
 
Eugene is survived by his wife Barbara Meyer of Kasson, MN; his sisters Louise (Ezra) Erickson of Owatonna, MN, Carol Clough of Kasson, MN, Pat Kubat of Kasson, MN and Rosemary Smith of Mesa, AZ; his brothers Ed Meyer of Kasson, MN and John (Kathy) Meyer of Blooming Prairie, MN; his boys Paul Meyer of Gainesville, FL, Charles Meyer of Gainesville, FL and Michael (Wendy) Meyer of Deleon Springs, FL and his grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other family members.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Earl, Raymond, Frank, Robert, Richard and Steven; his son Pat and a great-grandson.
 
The funeral service will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 – 8th Ave NW, Kasson, MN on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Dana O’Brien officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday, June 30, from 4:00-7:00 pm and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kasson, MN. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Kasson American Legion and the Mantorville VFW.
 
The family wishes to thank all who shared their lives with Gene; he was a great man.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials for them to distribute later according to their wishes.


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