A Collection of Obituaries From the
Mitchell County (Iowa)
Ida Marie Helena Dieterich Kroneman
Surnames: Dieterich, Kroneman, Kirchgatter, Duenow
(St. Ansgar Enterprise, St. Ansgar, Iowa; Feb. 9, 1978 )
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Marie Kroneman, 85, who died at the Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City Saturday, February 4, were held Tuesday, February 7 at First Lutheran church here with the Rev. Stephen Engelstad officiating.
Ida Marie Helena Dieterich was born in Corwith December 28, 1892, the daughter of Wilhelm and Emma (Kirchgatter) Dieterich. She was baptized February 5, 1893 by the Rev. Schumacher at Corwith, and confirmed March 24, 1907 at St. Johnís Lutheran church, Rock township, by the Rev. John Becker.
February 21, 1915 she was married to Paul F. Kroneman at St. Johnís Lutheran church with the Rev. W. Reinecke officiating. Four sons were born to them. They farmed in Mitchell county all of their married life until 1953 when they moved to St. Ansgar. The past two years Mrs. Kroneman had been a resident of the Chautaugua Guest Home in Charles City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul in 1955; and one son, Harvey, in 1966.
Mrs. Kroneman is survived by three sons, Lloyd W. Kroneman of St. Ansgar; Herbert O. Kroneman, Charles City; and Elmer F. Kroneman of St. Ansgar; one brother, Ervin Dieterich of Northwood; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Duenow of Albert Lea, Minn. And Mrs. Frieda Feldt, Osage; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Burial was in First Lutheran cemetery with Rev. Engelstad in charge of committal services.INDEX
Harry W. Hanson
Surnames: Hanson, Hansen, Sahl, Noven
(St. Ansgar Enterprise, St. Ansgar, Iowa; Feb. 9, 1978 )
Funeral services for Harry W. Hanson, 87, of rural St. Ansgar, who died at St. Maryís hospital, Rochester, Minn. January 31, were held February 3 at Schroeder & Dunn Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Wittern, pastor of St. Ansgar United Methodist church here, officiating.
Harry W. Hanson was born on a farm near St. Ansgar February 12, 1890, the son of Sam and Amelia Hansen. He attended Spring Valley school, graduated from the St. Ansgar Seminary and went on to study law at the University of Iowa.
In 1913 Mr. Hanson opened an automobile dealership in St. Ansgar, selling Ford, Paige and Saxon cars. He joined the U.S. Navy during World War I, serving as an airplane mechanic.
He met Fay Noven in 1919 in Chicago, Ill. And they were married September 17, 1922, and settled on the farm where he spent his entire life. Mr. And Mrs. Hanson celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary in September of 1977.
Due to a fall which resulted in a fractured hip, Mr. Hanson spent the past five years confined to a wheelchair, the last three of these in a nursing home in Rochester, Minn.
He is survived by his wife, Fay of Rochester; three sons, William Hanson of St. Ansgar; Marlin and Richard Hanson of Northwood; one daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Shirley) Lind of Rochester; also 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Mr. Hanson was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mrs. Arthur (Minnie) Sahl.
Burial was in the St. Ansgar cemetery with Rev. Wittern in charge of committal services.INDEX
Lawrence Frederick Christian Rosenberg
Surnames: Rosenberg, Dieterichs, Priem
(St. Ansgar Enterprise, St. Ansgar, Iowa; Apr. 27, 1978)
Funeral services for Lawrence F. Rosenberg, 74, who died at his home in St. Ansgar April 20, were held April 24 at the Immanuel Lutheran church here with the Rev. N.E. Betke officiating.
Lawrence Frederick Christian Rosenberg, son of Robert C. and Lena (Dieterichs) Rosenberg, was born in Newburg township November 27, 1903. He was baptized at St. Johnís Lutheran church, Rock township, by the Rev. Becker December 16, 1903. His sponsors were Christian Brogmus, Mrs. Ella Nack and Frederick Dieterich. He attended rural school in Newburg township. Instructed by the Rev. Reinecke, he was confirmed at St. Johnís in 1916.
October 23, 1927 he married Esther Priem at St. Johnís Lutheran church with the Rev. Gemaehlich officiating. Two daughters were born to them.
The Rosenbergs farmed for a time in Newburg township, and then moved to St. Ansgar where he was employed as a cream hauler for the St. Ansgar Creamery, and he also worked with his uncle, Herman Dieterichs in the carpenter trade. Mr. And Mrs. Rosenberg became members of Immanuel Lutheran church in 1930.
Mr. Rosenberg was employed by the CO-Op Oil Co. as its bulk tank wagon distributor in the St. Ansgar area for 36 years. As a local businessman, he was interested in his community, and over the years served as a member of the school board, as a volunteer fireman, town councilman and remained interested in his community following his retirement and served the town in various ways.
He had served Immanuel Lutheran church as a member of the board of deacons and as chairman of the congregation.
Mr. Rosenberg is survived by his wife, Esther; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Shirley Jean) Eide of Mason City and Mrs. Newlin (Gloria Ann) Jensen of St. Ansgar; six grandchildren: Mrs. Paul (Marcia) Hert of Iowa City; Larry Eide of Mason City; Mrs. Stan (Carol) Horsfall of Mason City; Mrs. Mikel (Susan) Urbatsch of Manly; Greg and Steve Jensen of St. Ansgar; two great grandchildren, Heather Hert of Iowa City and Ryan Horsfall of Mason City; two brothers, Roy and Elmer Rosenberg of St. Ansgar; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Irene) Boettcher and Mrs. Alton (Allene) Halvorson of Lyle; many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran cemetery with Rev. Betke in charge of committal services.INDEX
Olga Emma Auguste Ahlf Dieterich
Surnames: Dieterich, Ahlf, Treichel, Eske, Knaak
(St. Ansgar Enterprise, St. Ansgar, Iowa; Mar. 9, 1978 )
Funeral services for Mrs. Olga E. Dieterich, 89, of St. Ansgar, who died Saturday, March 4, were held Tuesday, March 7 at the Immanuel Lutheran church with the Rev. Norman Betke officiating.
Olga Emma Auguste (Ahlf) Dieterich was born June 25, 1888 in Mitchell county, the daughter of Edward Ahlf and Louise (Treichel) Ahlf. She was baptized June 29, 1888 by the Rev. E. Wiegner with Johann Ahlf, Auguste Rosel and Ida Treichel as her sponsors. She grew up on the home farm west of St. Ansgar. She was instructed by the Rev. William Janzow and was confirmed March 23, 1902. She remained a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran church. Mrs. Dieterich is survived by one son, Arthur F. Dieterich; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Irma) Krueger and Mrs. Herbert (Lucille) Marcks, all of St. Ansgar; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one brother, Edward Ahlf; three sisters, Mrs. Teresa Eske, Mrs. Martha Knaack and Miss Bertha Ahlf, all of St. Ansgar.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Dieterich; one son, Walter; her parents and three brothers.
Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran cemetery with Rev. Betke in charge of the committal services.INDEX
Bertha Augusta Frank Ellgen
Surnames: Ellgen, Haase, Frank
(St. Ansgar Enterprise, St. Ansgar, Iowa; Mar. 16, 1978 )
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha A. Ellgen, 93, who died at the St. Ansgar Good Samaritan Center March 7, were held March 10 at Deer Creek Lutheran church, Carpenter, with the Rev. Arden Backman officiating.
Bertha Augusta (Frank) Ellgen was born March 1, 1885, the youngest of 10 children born to Heinrich and Henrietta (Haase) Frank in Carpenter. She was baptized east of Grafton and confirmed March 26, 1899 at the Emmanuel Lutheran church in Grafton. After graduating from the Grafton German school, she married Clifford Ellgen in 1909 at Deer Creek Lutheran church, Carpenter.
The Ellgens made their home in Carpenter where they operated a barbershop and jewelry store until Mr. Ellgenís death in 1954. Mrs. Ellgen continued living in Carpenter until 1972 when she became a resident of the St. Ansgar Good Samaritan Center.
Mrs. Ellgen was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers: August, Carl Julius (who died at birth), Jacob Herman, Christian Henry, William Carl, Carl Fredrich and Ludwig Fredrich; two sisters, Wileminia and Mathilda; her husband, Clifford; and an infant son.
She is survived by two sons, Louis Ellgen of Akron, Penn. And Clifford Ellgen of Clear Lake; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Burial was in the Carpenter cemetery with Rev. Backman in charge of committal services.INDEX
Gerhardt John (Max) Gemaehlich
Surnames: Gemaehlich, Bechmann, Bublitz, Bottin
(St. Ansgar Enterprise, St. Ansgar, Iowa; June 1, 1978)
Funeral services for G. J. (Max) Gemaehlich, 71, who died here Friday, May 26, were held Tuesday, May 30 at the Immanuel Lutheran church with the Rev. Norman Betke officiating.
Gerhardt John Gemaehlich was born December 31, 1906 in Kensington, Kan., the son of George and Emilie (Bechmann) Gemaehlich. He was baptized January 4, 1907 at St. Johnís Lutheran church, Kensington by the Rev. Hainke.
He grew up in the country near Athol, Kan. And attended rural school there, and he was confirmed by the Rev. Mueller at St. Johnís Lutheran church in Athol June 19, 1921.
Having relatives in this area, he moved to Iowa as a young man seeking employment here. While here he met and married Irma Bublitz at Emmanuel Lutheran church of Grafton February 3, 1929 with the Rev. C. Landdeck officiating. Four children were born to them.
The Gemaehlichs made their home at Popejoy then moved to Kansas and southern Nebraska, finally coming to Iowa in February of 1938 and to St. Ansgar in October of 1941 where Max was employed as mechanic for the L. R. Falk Const. Co for 31 years, retiring in 1972.
They became members of Immanuel Lutheran church, St. Ansgar, in 1941 and Max remained a member throughout his lifetime. He was also a member of the Voterís Assembly.
Mr. Gemaehlich served his community as a volunteer fireman for 14 years, constructing the first Ďtank wagoní for the firemen. He served as a deputy sheriff for a dozen or more years.
He is survived by his wife, Irma; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Janet) Walk, Lyle; Mrs. Lee (Margaret) Cowell of St.. Ansgar; two sons, Duane of Cedar Rapids and Leon of Charles City; 18 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, Hardy of Phillipsburg, Kan. And Louis of Smith Center, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Bottin of Wenatchee, Wash. And Mrs. Ed (Hilda) Schultz of Pendleton, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Lydia.
Burial was in the St. Ansgar cemetery with Rev. Betke in charge of committal services.INDEX
Oscar T. Dybsjord
Surnames: Dybsjord, Stanton, Johnston, Housh
(St. Ansgar Enterprise, St. Ansgar, Iowa; June 1, 1978 )
Funeral services for Oscar T. Dybsjord, 76, a former resident of St. Ansgar, who died at his home in Waterloo May 4, were held May 8 at St. Josephís Catholic church in Waterloo.
Oscar T. Dybsjord was born May 3, 1902, the son of Lars and Kari Dybsjord. . He was a graduate of St. Ansgar high school and Gates College in Waterloo. He was employed by the Illinois Central Railroad in the storekeeperís department for 47 years, retiring in 1968.
Mr. Dybsjord was secretary of the Waterloo Eagles for 27 years. In 1924 he married Fern Stanton in Waterloo, and she died in 1965. In 1967 he married Minnie Hunt in Waterloo.
He is survived by his wife, a son, Richard of Mitchell, S.D.; two daughters, Mrs. Virgin Johnston of Osage and Mrs. Roy Housh of Carter Lake; three stepsons, Larry and Fred Hunt of California and Don Hunt of Tulsa, Okla; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Leo Ferris of Cedar Falls and several grandchildren.
Burial was in Mount Olivet cemetery in Waterloo.INDEX
Surnames: Marcussen, Hansen, Johnson, Lay, Custer
(St. Ansgar Enterprise, St. Ansgar, Iowa; June 1, 1978)
Funeral services for Peter C. Marcussen, 92, who died at his farm home near Toeterville May 24, were held May 26 at the First Lutheran church here with the Rev. S. Engelstad officiating.
Peter Christian Marcussen was born September 10, 1885 on the family farm near Toeterville the son of Christian and Mary (Hansen) Marcussen. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
June 18, 1926 he married Charlotte Johnson and they established their home on the family famr. Mr. Marcussen was a member of First Lutheran church here, a member of the Masonic Lodge, Lyle.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mina Lay.
Mr. Marcussen is survived by his wife, Charlotte; one daughter, Mrs. Russell (Gladys) Sampson of Lyle; three grandchildren, Gerald, Jim and Debra of Lyle; three great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Martha Custer of Bremerton, Wash.; several nieces and nephews.
Burial was in the First Lutheran cemetery with Rev. Engelstad in charge of committal services.INDEX
Albert Elmer Petersen
Surnames: Peterson, Hansen
(St. Ansgar Enterprise, St. Ansgar, Iowa; Jan. 6, 1977)
Funeral services for Albert E. Petersen, 77, who died December 26, were held December 31, at the First Lutheran church with the Rev. Stephen Engelstad officiating. Burial was in the First Lutheran cemetery, St. Ansgar.
Albert Elmer Petersen, son of Henry C. and Caroline Hansen Petersen, was born January 16, 1899 near Hatton, N.D. He came to Cerro Gordo county with his parents when he was nine years old. He remained on the family farm near Clear Lake until his marriage to Edna Mae Hansen October 3, 1926.
They moved to Ventura where he was employed in a service station and also operated a butcher shop. In 1928 they moved to Carpenter where he owned a meat market and general store. He was appointed Postmaster in December, 1929, a position he held until September, 1939 when he transferred to rural route #1 out of St. Ansgar and his family moved to St. Ansgar at this time. He was a member of the First Lutheran church and served on the Board of Trustees and was financial secretary for several years. He was also active in the Mitchell county rural letter carriers association, holding the post of secretary for nine years.
Mr. Petersen spent many hours at his favorite hobby, woodworking, rebuilding and refinishing old furniture. He has made numerous pieces of furniture, giving many to the members of his family.
Following his retirement from the Postal Service in 1966, after 37-1/2 with the service, 27-1/2 years as a rural carrier out of St. Ansgar, he was able to spend more time with his woodworking, and with his wife made numerous trips visiting their children and grandchildren in Oregon.
Mr. Petersen was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Edna; five children, Mrs. Joe (Elaine) Lindaman of Charles City; Mrs. Lynn (Darlene) Jenkins of Roseburg, Ore.; Jane Petersen of St. Ansgar; Robert Petersen of Selma, Ore., and Mrs. Gary (Carol) McMaster of Waverly; eight grandchildren; six nephews and four nieces.INDEX
Louise Evangeline Stumo Pederson
Surnames: Stumo, Pederson, Nelson
(St. Ansgar Enterprise, St. Ansgar, Iowa; Jan. 13, 1977)
Funeral services for Mrs. Carl Pederson, 75l, who died December 26 at the Mitchell County Memorial hospital, were held December 28 at Our Saviorís Lutheran church in Lyle at 1 p.m. and at Elk Creek Lutheran church in Kensett at 3 p.m. which the Rev. Harold Luecke officiating at both services.
Louise Evangeline Pederson, daughter of Nels and Carrie (Nelson) Stumo, was born October 22, 1901 at Kensett. She attended high school at Northwood and graduated from St. Olaf School of Nursing in Austin, Minn. In 1924.
She was united in marriage to Carl O. Pederson August 19, 1928 at the Elk Creek church at Kensett. Mrs. Pederson was a registered nurse at St. Olaf hospital in Austin for 15 years, and following that was employed in various nursing duties . . . . (truncated)
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