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Lee Junior Johnson, 91 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 September 2015 11:05

Remembering the life of Lee Junior Johnson…..

Funeral services for Lee Junior Johnson, 91, of Ellendale, MN,  will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, at the First Lutheran Church in Ellendale. The Reverend Richard Sliper will officiate.  Interment will be in First Lutheran Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by Ellendale Veteran’s Organizations. Friends may visit with family from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Ellendale, and one hour before the service at the church.

Lee died on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the Mayo Clinic Health System, Albert Lea. 

He was born on August 26, 1924, in Moulton, Iowa, the son of Lee and Belle (Lawson) Johnson.

He attended school and then as a young man he began farming.  It was war time, and he proudly served our country in the US Army Air Corps. When he returned from the war Junior returned to farming and then worked as a buttermaker in Glenville, Madison Lake, Freeborn, Bixby  and the Ellendale Creamery. Lee received certification in refrigeration and also obtained his boilers license, working for E.F. Johnson for eight years before retiring in 1987.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 September 2015 11:05
 
Betty Louise Miller, 92 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 September 2015 16:14

Funeral services for Betty L. Miller, age 92, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Hartland. Rev. Mark Hillmer will officiate. Interment will be at the Hartland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Betty died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. 

Betty Miller was born May 26, 1923 in Albert Lea, the daughter of Thomas and Beulah (Shiffer) Johannsen. She graduated from Freeborn High School in 1941. Following high school, Betty worked at E.F. Johnson Co. in Waseca. On June 30, 1946, Betty was united in marriage to Dwight Miller at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church. The couple lived and farmed on their homestead in Hartland for over 55 years and had dairy cows for over 25 years. Betty helped with all aspects of farm life including; working in the fields, milking cows and preparing meals for farm hands. Neighbors and friends loved to stop by to sample her famous homemade cinnamon rolls.


Last Updated on Thursday, 03 September 2015 16:15
 
Thomas Marion Kerns, 54 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 August 2015 09:24

Memorial services for Thomas Marion Kerns will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in rural Blooming Prairie, MN. Father Adam McMillan will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, September 4 at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and again one hour prior to the service at the church.

Thomas M. Kerns Sr., of Geneva, MN passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, August 29, 2015. Tom was born on November 12, 1960 to Connie (Mask) and Glen Kerns in Maricopa, Arizona. He has lived in various other states including California, Wisconsin, and most recently Minnesota. He married his wife Sarah in Myre Big Island State Park near Albert Lea on June 4, 2011. Together, they made their home in Geneva.

 
George Bernard Rotegard, 90 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 August 2015 18:39

George Bernard Rotegard died in his home in Bloomington, Minn., of natural causes Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 at age 90.

George was born in New Richland, Minn. on Feb. 8, 1925, the third son of Bernard and Lillie Rotegard of New Richland, owners of Rotegard Drug Store. George was a very popular basketball player in his high school years as he was 6 feet, 4 inches tall and was a star player on the 1943 team. He worked in his dad's Drug Store whenever he wasn't in school from 7th grade on.

He graduated from NRHS in 1943 and was drafted into the U.S. Navy that summer. He was a Pharmacist Mate and participated in the Normandy Invasion in June of 1944. George landed the beach on the second day, picking up the wounded on stretchers, running them to safety, all with a Red Cross band on his arm. He came back on a furlough to New Richland and was reassigned to the Marine Corps. He then was sent to Okinawa and was in that invasion in the spring of 1945. After the war, he spent six months in occupation of Tientsin, China. Back home in New Richland in 1946, he worked in the drug gtore for a short time and then enrolled in the University of Minnesota Business School.

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 August 2015 18:40
 
Paul Eugene Reb, 86 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 August 2015 16:34

Paul Eugene Reb, 86, of Owatonna, died August 27, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living-Sterling House, Owatonna.

Paul was born May 6, 1929 in Albert Lea, the son of Walter and Ethel (Schwartz) Reb, who were from New Richland. Paul graduated from New Richland High School in May 1947. Paul was united in marriage to the love of his life Selma Berndt on November 10, 1948 in the Waldorf Lutheran Church and the couple shared 66 wonderful years together. He continued his education studying welding, electronics and incorporating them into lifelong experiences.

 
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