Edna Krall

May 3, 2012

Funeral services for Edna Krall, age 90 of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Ruthton, are pending with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Jo­hansen Chapel in Tyler.

She died Sunday, April 29 at Banner Baywood Heart Hospital in Mesa, Ariz.

William Prosch

May 3, 2012

Wayne William Prosch, age 78 of Waterville, died on Sunday, April 29 at the Waterville Good Samari­tan Center.

Born on April 22, 1934 in Lincoln County he was the son of William and Mary (Grubisch) Prosch.Waynewas a 1952 gradu­ate of Lake Benton High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Ko­rean Conflict working as a radar repairman from 1954 until his honorable discharge in 1956. Wayne married Wanda Nielsen on Sept. 6, 1959 at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church. He graduated from Mankato State in 1960 and the Uni­versity of Minnesota in 1962. Wayne was extreme­ly proud of his six degrees. He worked as a chemist as well as a mortician. Wayne worked as a mortician in Anoka before moving to Waterville in 1964, where he was employed with Peterson Funeral Service. He later purchased the fu­neral home from Peterson and operated the Prosch Funeral Home until retir­ing in 1996. He enjoyed traveling and woodwork­ing. Wayne was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Wa­terville.

He is survived by his wife Wanda of Waterville; three sons, Brian (Carla) Prosch of Shoreline, Wash., Jeffrey (Kelly) Prosch of In­dependence and Gregory (Sheri) Prosch of Brooklyn Park, and eight grandchil­dren. He is also survived by one brother, Donald Prosch of Lake Benton; four sisters, Berniece Mur­ray of Salt Lake City, Utah, Grace (Donald) Anderson of Walnut Grove, LaVonne Bressler of Santa Clarita, Calif. and Gladys (Bruce) Southward of St. Paul, and several nieces and neph­ews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.

Visitation will be held at the Prosch-Dennis Fu­neral Home in Water­ville on Wednesday, May 2 from 4-8 p.m. and will continue on Thursday, one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at the Evan­gelical United Methodist Church in Waterville with Rev. Cindy Kennedy offici­ating. Burial will follow at Sakatah Cemetery in Wa­terville.

Lorraine Parsons

April 27, 2012

Memorial services for Lorraine Parsons, age 77 of Lake Benton, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 atSt. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Visitation was two hours prior to the service at the church. Buri­al was in Memorial Hill Cemetery, Lake Benton.

Arrangements were pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral. com.

Lorraine Anita Parsons was born July 5, 1934 to Rev. Rudolph and Frieda (Beyer) Schroeder inAus­tin. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Austin and later con­firmed at Immanuel Lu­theran Church inTyler. She grew up inTylerand graduated from Tyler High School, Class of 1952. She was united in mar­riage to Charles Parsons on March 1, 1953 at Im­manuel Lutheran Church in Tyler. Their union was blessed with four daugh­ters, Becky, Julie, Susan and Jenifer, and 42 years of marriage together. The couple made their home in Lake Benton, where they raised their family. Over the years Lorraine worked for the Tyler Hospitalas a nurses aid, Meyer’s Cloth­ing and the Lake Benton Mercantile. Charles died in 1995 and Lorraine continued to live at her home in Lake Benton. In 2010 she became a resident of Cen­tral Minnesota Senior Care in Lake Benton. On Sunday, April 15 she entered Tyler Healthcare Center, where she died on Saturday, April 21 at the age of 77 years, nine months and 16 days.

Lorraine was a mem­ber of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. She was active in the con­gregation, serving in the St. John’s Evangelical Lu­theran Dorcas Society. She was a member of the Town and Country Study Club and Ladies Bridge Club. In her earlier years, she enjoyed bowling, golf, gardening, tennis and snowmobiling. In her later years, she enjoyed golf, knitting and playing cards with her friends and fam­ily. It was very evident to all who knew her that Lor­raine treasured the time spent with her daughters and their families.

She is survived by her four daughters, Becky (Gary) Fehl of Greendale, Wisc., Julie (Mike) Thooft of Lake Benton, Susan Jen­son (Al Martin) of Russell, and Jenifer (Bill) Vollmer of Tyler; 11 grandchil­dren: Sarah (Jeff) Ross, Joshua and Zachary Fehl, Becky (Chad) Newell, Varya (Lon) Dykstra, Mol­lie (Chad) Herman, Andy (Jamie) Jenson, Melissa (Tyler) Costine, Ashley Christensen, Brittany Christensen (Steve Cam) and Aaron Christensen; 15 great-grandchildren: Jacob and Abigail Ross, Alexus Brown, Logan, Ma­son and Gavin Dykstra, McKenzy, Mitchell and Ma­son Herman, Abigail Jen­son, Noah and Ava Costine, Hayden and Dyllen Yockey and Hunter Cam; a sis­ter, Eunice (Jim) Hansen of Bloomington; a sister-in-law, Mae Schroeder of Austin; numerous nieces, nephews and friends, both life-long and those who cared for her in so many ways at Central Minnesota Senior Care.

Lorrainewas preceded in death by her husband Charles Parsons, par­ents Rev. R.F. and Frieda Schroeder, father- and mother-in-law L.L. “Dutch” and LaVoy Parsons, broth­er Robert Schroeder, sister Lorna Schnell, brother-in-law Clarence Schnell, nephew Tom Schnell and son-in-law Woody Drew.

Beatrice “Bea” Nord­meyer

April 19, 2012

Mass of Christian Burial for Beatrice “Bea” Nord­meyer, age 80 of Lake Ben­ton, was Tuesday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gen­evieve Catholic Church in Lake Benton. Burial was in Memorial Hill Cemetery,Lake Benton.

She was diagnosed with cancer in February 2012 and on Friday, April 13 Bea passed away surrounded by her family at the Pip­estone County Hospice House in Pipestone.

Arrangements were pro­vided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Cha­pel in Lake Benton. View video tribute and send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.

Beatrice Virginia Nor­dmeyer was born Aug. 26, 1931 to Christian and Anna (Augustine) Turbes in Lisbon, N.D.As a child she moved with her fam­ily to Tyler and graduated from Tyler High School in 1949. On July 4, 1958 Bea married Glen “Snick” Nor­dmeyer at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. Their union was blessed with four children and 39 years of life together. The couple resided in Lake Benton, where Bea managed their home and raised their children, which was her favorite job. Bea worked part-time at the Lake Benton Opera House, the Burger Inn, Lake Benton Legion and Ron’s Locker. Glen died in 1997. On Friday, April 13 Bea died at the Pipestone County Hospice House in Pipestone at the age of 80 years.

Bea was a member of St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lake Benton. She was active in Catholic Church Women (CCW) as part of the Rosary Society, the Funeral Lunch Commit­tee and sending greeting cards. She was a member of the Lake Benton Ameri­can Legion Auxiliary and a volunteer at the Lake Ben­ton Meal Site. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards and watching sports, especial­lyMinnesotateams. Bea found special joy in the time she spent with her children and grandchil­dren.

Bea is lovingly remem­bered by her children: Brenda (and Ken) Alley of Porter, David (and Jen­nifer) Nordmeyer of Lake Benton, Jon (and Sandi) Nordmeyer of Pipestone and Glenn (and Renee) Nordmeyer of Brookings, S.D.; 13 grandchildren: Cole, Riley, Carson, Macy, Sydney, Matt, Ashly, Taylor, Taylor, Haylee, Bruce, Na­than and Brittney; a sister, Mary (and Hugo) Holm of Bremen, Ind.; brother-in-law Richard (and Janice) Nordmeyer of Balaton; sister-in-law Marion Feh­rman of Kalispell, Mont. and many other relatives and friends, especially her card playing friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Glen, her par­ents, sister Marcella and infant brother Bernard.

In lieu of flowers, me­morials in her name may be sent to Pipestone Coun­ty Hospice House, Lake Benton Opera House or Memorial Hill Cemetery in Lake Benton.

Ed­ward Perseke

April 19, 2012

Funeral services for Ed­ward Perseke, age 89 ofTyler, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at First English Lutheran Church in Tyler. Visita­tion is one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Appleton City Cem­etery,Appleton.

Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel inTyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.

Edward Carl Perseke was born May 3, 1922 in Colby, Wisc. to Gust andLydia(Dallman) Perseke. On Sept. 25, 1949 Edward married Joyce Doese at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton. Edward and Joyce owned and operated Eddie’s Super Valu inTylerfor 31 years. On Saturday, April 14 Edward died at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

He is lovingly remem­bered by his wife Joyce; a sister, Doris Wilkening of Appleton, and many other relatives and friends.

Helen Guida

April 6, 2012

Funeral services for Helen Guida, age 96 of Tyler, are Thursday, April 5, 2 p.m. at Tyler Alliance Church, Tyler. Visitation is Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel inTyler. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery inTyler. She died Sunday, April 1 at Tyler Healthcare Center.

Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel inTyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com

Helen Christine (Paul­son) Guida was born to Paul and Molly (Olsen) Paulson on Aug. 28, 1915 on the family farm three miles north ofTyler. Helen married Don Guida at her parent’s home in Tyler on Oct. 26, 1938.

Helen is lovingly remem­bered by her children, Mavis (and Ron) Shriver of Woodbury, Dan (and Sandy) Guida of Red Wing, David (and Kathy) Guida of Tyler and Darla (and Curt) Madsen of Tyler; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law Al (and Linda) Carlson of Minnesota City and many other relatives and friends. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band Don; her parents; two daughters, Betty and Karen, and great-grand­daughter Payton.

Dorothy Madsen

April 6, 2012

Memorial services for Dorothy Madsen, age 90 of Lakeville, formerly of Ruthton and Tyler, will be Saturday, April 7, 2 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Visitation is one hour prior to service. In­terment will be at Dane­bod Lutheran Cemetery inTyler. On-line condolences and registry may be found at www.hartquistfuneral.com.

Dorothy Madsen was born May 16, 1921 to Faye Stella (Wooden) Bulling­ton and Josiah William Bullington at Summit, S.D. She was united in mar­riage to Richard Madsen on March 1, 1942. Dorothy died Monday, March 26 in Lakeville.

Dorothy is survived by her two daughters, Barba­ra Bothof of Apple Valley and Linda (and Tom) Hol­ley of Albuquerque, N.M., four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Richard, her parents, and eight other siblings.

Virgil Nielsen

March 16, 2012

Virgil Nielsen, age 72 of Lake Benton, passed away Monday, March 5 atAveraHeartHospitalinSioux Falls,S.D.Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at Tyler Mission­ary Alliance Church in Ty­ler. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Tyler Area Funeral Home and con­tinued one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Interment was is in Danebod Lutheran Cem­etery. Online condolences may be sent at www.ste­phensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tyler Area Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Virgil Nielsen was born Oct. 18, 1939 on the fam­ily farm in ruralTylerto H. Chris and Cumal (Kuhl­man) Nielsen and spent most of his life on that farm. He graduated from Morris Agricultural School in Morris. Virgil entered the U.S. Navy on Sept. 26, 1957 serving as a third-class radarman. He won the expert rifleman medal in a competition across all military branches and was honorably discharged Oct. 6, 1960. On Sept. 5, 1965 Virgil was united in mar­riage to Donna Rae Sim­mons in White, S.D. Virgil was a proud lifelong farm­er. He served on the Ruth­ton School Board for many years and a short time on the Tyler School Board. He was an innovative thinker and his mind was always working. He loved state fairs and eating at various restaurants. He enjoyed attending many of his grandchildren’s activities, loved target shooting and, with his continued expert marksmanship, taught his children to shoot. Virgil had a deep faith and ac­cepted Christ in the late l970s at a Lowell Lund­strom Crusade.

Virgil is survived by his children: Darron Nielsen of Irving, Texas, Greg (Lau­ra) Nielsen of Champlin, Cindy (Jason) Anderson of Victoria and Angie Nielsen of Minneapolis; grandchil­dren Joseph and Abigail Nielsen and Lexi, Payton and Ethan Anderson, and siblings JoAnn (Doc) Klein of Lake Benton and Curtis (Ruth) Nielsen of Marion, S.D.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Donna in 2004.

Melvin Bornhoft

March 16, 2012

Memorial services for Melvin Bornhoft, age 84 of Tyler, are Wednesday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church inTyler. Visitation was Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. with prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel inTyler. Burial will be in Danebod Lutheran Cemetery.

He died Saturday, March 10 at Tyler Healthcare Center in Tyler.

Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel inTyler. Send on-line condolences at www. hartquistfuneral.com

Melvin Madsen Born­hoft was born Oct. 2, 1927 to George and Agnes (Madsen) Bornhoft inTy­ler. He was baptized and confirmed at Danebod Lu­theran Church in Tyler. He graduated from Tyler High School. On April 13, 1946 Melvin married Juanita Jaspersen at Danebod Lu­theran Church. Their union was blessed with two chil­dren, Patty and John, and 59 years of life together.  Mel was involved with concrete construction and bought the family ready-mix business in 1969, retir­ing in 1986. In retirement he enjoyed golf and time spent at the couple’s home on Lake Benton. He was a caregiver for his wife for many years. Juanita died in 2005. He moved to Dane­bod Village in 2006. Mel entered Tyler Healthcare Center on March 2, where he passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, March 10 at the age of 84 years, five months and eight days.

Mel was a lifelong member of Danebod Lu­theran Church, where he had served on the church council. In his younger years he served with the Tyler Volunteer Fire De­partment and the Tyler Golf Club Board. His inter­ests included golf, fishing, bowling, card playing, joke telling, watching sports on TV, visiting and vegetable gardening. He especially enjoyed time spent with his family.

Mel is lovingly remem­bered by his children, Pat­ty Williams of Inver Grove Heights and John Bornhoft and his wife Margie of Ty­ler; grandchildren Christo­pher Williams, Elise (and Jeff) Mademann, Kirsten (and Wes) Carr and Grethe (and Habtamu) Biyadg­lign; great-grandchildren Kalleigh, Abigail and Ram­sey Carr, Leah Biyadglign, Brendan and Myles Ma­demann; his sister Harriet Buhl of Tyler and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Juanita, his par­ents George and Agnes and his brother Mike.

Ro­man Wieme

March 16, 2012

Funeral services for Ro­man Wieme, age 41 of Tracy, will be Wednesday, March 14, 10:30 a.m. at Sillerud Lutheran Church, rural Balaton. Visitation was Tuesday, 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church. Burial will be in Opdahl Lutheran Cemetery,Florence.

He died Saturday, March 10 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls,S.D.

Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel inTyler. On-line condolences at www. hartquistfuneral.com

Roman Richard Wieme was born Jan. 15, 1971 to Richard “Dick” and Gloria (Erickson) Wieme in Win­dom. He died early Satur­day morning, March 10, at the age of 41 years, one month and 25 days.

Roman is lovingly re­membered by his two chil­dren, Gabryelle and An­drew of Balaton; stepson Riley Engbarth of Balaton; his grandfather Andrew Wieme of Marshall, many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friend Mary. He was preceded in death by his parents, maternal grandparents and paternal grandmother.