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Ann M. Klemmensen, 85 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 12:39

Ann M. Klemmensen, 85, of Ellendale, died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Koda Living Community. 

Ann was born August 23, 1929 on the family farm in Berlin Township, Minnesota, the daughter of Henry and Clara (Anderson) Thompson.   She was baptized on September 22, 1929 and confirmed her faith on June 18, 1944.  She attended and graduated from Ellendale High School. Ann was united in marriage to Donald “Bill” Klemmensen on June 11, 1947.  The couple farmed on Ann’s family farm for many years.  Bill died December 20, 2011.

Ann was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church in Ellendale where she taught Sunday school and was also a member of the church choir.  She was an avid reader.  Music played a great part of her life.  She particularly enjoyed old time music and she taught herself how to play the harmonica. She enjoyed quilting and dancing and enjoyed spending time with her coffee friends.  Most importantly though was her family.  She loved being with them at every opportunity.   Bill and Ann enjoyed their travels to Europe, Asia, Hawaii, South America, and Caribbean Cruises.  

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 16:32
Stanley LeRoy Degen PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 12:38

Stanley LeRoy Degen, 82, of Owatonna, died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Mayo Clinic Hospital St. Mary's Campus. 

He was born August 13, 1932 in, Shell Lake, WI the son of Lyman and Fern (Blood) Degen . He attended country school in Steele County, and worked as a truck driver hauling milk for many years, he later moved to California.  Stanley served in the United States Army from 1953-1955.  He married Inez Johnson  on December 31, 1995 in Bullhead --City, AZ; the couple had been together fifteen years prior to their marriage.  They lived in Golden Valley, AZ for twenty years before returning to Owatonna in 2004.  Stan was a member of the VFW and American Legion and he served on the Steele County Military Funeral Unit.

He is survived by his wife Inez Degen of Owatonna, daughter, Jodi (and Jason) Schroeder of Owatonna, five grandchildren and four step children.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private family service was held at Michaelson Funeral Home.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 12:40
Samuel B. Worrell PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 January 2015 12:54

Funeral services for Samuel B. Worrell were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Community Lutheran Church, in Geneva.  The Reverend Kristen Venne officiating. Interment was at the Geneva Cemetery.

Samuel passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the Koda Assisted Living Center.  He was 98 years old.

Samuel B. Worrell was born on August 24, 1916 to Boyd and Gladys Worrell, just outside of State Center, IA.  He spent his childhood around that area.  He was baptized on June 11, 1932 in a Lutheran Church in State Center, IA.  He was confirmed the very next day.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 12:59
Paul J. Madson PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 January 2015 12:51

Funeral Services for Paul J. Madson, of Walters, Minnesota, were held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, January 5, 2015,   at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea,  the Reverend Don Rose officiating.  

Paul died suddenly at home on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.  He was 51.

Paul, the son of Milo and Ardis (Jensen)  Madson, was born on August 9, 1963, in Minneapolis.

Paul was baptized and confirmed at the West Freeborn Lutheran Church and attended Freeborn Schools and Albert Lea Vo-Tech.

Paul married Kerin Koziolek in 1986, they were later divorced.  Two children were born to this union, Casey and Tanya.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 12:58
Marlys H. Loken PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 January 2015 12:49

Marlys H. Loken, 87, Owatonna, formerly of New Richland died Monday, December 29, 2014 at Clare Bridge Cottage in Owatonna. 

Marlys was born on the Sunde Family farm on January 28, 1927 to Walter and Nora (Olson) Sunde.  She was baptized, confirmed, and married at Le Sueur River Lutheran Church.  After Marlys graduated from New Richland High School in 1944 she worked at the New Richland Star office and later at Johnsons, Herters, and the Waseca Senior Center.

On August 11, 1945 Marlys married Arnold Loken while Arnold was on leave from the U.S. Navy.

Marlys was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, Waseca, and the Le Sueur River Ladies Aide and Circle, where she also taught Sunday school.  She enjoyed watching her granddaughters’ activities, especially their basketball games; she also liked doing word find puzzles.

Marlys is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Barry) Bishop, two granddaughters, Shelly (Ryan) Bormann, their children, Madelyn and Jack, and Carla (Luke) Froehle and their children, Bishop and Nora.  She is also survived by many cousins. 

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 13:00

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