Funeral Services Held For Harold Petznick July 23 At Wisconsin

Funeral services for Harold W. Petznick, 79, of Alma City, Wis., who died July 19 following a long illness, were held July 23 at Grace Lutheran church, Alma City, Wis.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel, one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Jeanette) Gonders of Amarillo, Tex. and two sons, William and wife, Bonnie of Elko, Nev. and Lloyd and wife, Shirley of Fairchild, Wis.; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, Armond Petznick of Manly and Carl Petznick of Hubbard, Ind.; and numerous relatives.

Steven A. Nelson, 64

Steven A. Nelson passed away on Jan. 23, 2016, in Tucson, Arizona, due to complications of pancreatic cancer.

Steve was born in Austin, Minnesota, Aug. 22, 1951, to Dale and Elaine Nelson. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Rose Creek High School in 1969 and Austin Vocational Tech. in 1971. Following school, he farmed near Rose Creek. He later worked at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home, Austin, and CCI in Rochester. Steve married Sue Daiker in 1979. They resided near Rose Creek for 36 years. They had recently moved to Tucson.

Melba L. Myhre, 99

Melba L. Myhre, 99

Melba L. Myhre, 99, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, March 18, 2016, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center in Austin.

Melba Luella was born Oct. 13, 1916, in Nevada Township, Mower County, Minnesota, to Hans and Mollie (Olson) Sampson. She attended country school and graduated from Lyle High School. She was a longtime devoted member of Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church in rural Lyle, Minnesota. Melba was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be greatly missed by her family and all who were blessed to have known her.

Melvin C. Martin Funeral Held Sunday, February 16

Melvin C. Martin Funeral Held Sunday, February 16

Funeral services for life long Nevada township man, Melvin C. Martin, 78, who died February 13 at Mitchell County Memorial hospital, Osage, were held Sunday, February 16 at Six Mile Grove Lutheran church with the Rev. E. Unseth officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Melvin Chester Martin, son of Andrew and Julia (Enerson) Martin, was born in Nevada township August 30, 1896.

1899 Francis Hanson 1983

1899 Francis Hanson 1983

Francis Allen Hanson was born March 11, 1899, in Nevada Township, Mower County, Minn., the son of John and Lena Hanson.

He resided and farmed in Nevada Township until October, 1980, when he moved to Austin, Minn., making his home at 800 19th Ave SW.

His marriage to Myrtle Helle took place Feb. 8, 1942, at Lyle, Minn.

1892 Ole Helgeson 1957

1892 Ole Helgeson 1957

Ole K. Helgeson, son of Knut and Anna Helgeson, was born June 22, 1892, in Nevada Township, Mower County, Minn. He was baptized and confirmed in the Mona Lutheran Church and was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin, the past 13 years.

He attended school in Dist. 10 Mower County, and was in service during World War I. His entire life was spent in farming in Lyle and Nevada Townships, having lived for the past 27 years on the farm south of Austin.

George E. Fossey (1901 - 1989)

George E. Fossey
(1901 - 1989)

George E. Fossey was born Feb. 2, 1901, in Mitchell County, Iowa, the son of Anton and Olive Fossey.

He graduated from Lyle High School, Lyle, Minn. and the Minnesota School of Business. His marriage to Lulu S. Jacobson took place June 3, 1926, in Austin, Minn. He was a bulk agent for Standard Oil of Indiana for 28 years and was assistant postmaster at Lyle, where he resided until 1985. He moved to Austin, residing at 1401 4th St. SW, No. 220.

Ervin Helgeson (1924 - 1986)

Ervin Helgeson
(1924 - 1896)

Ervin LaVerne Helgeson was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Lyle Township, son of Ole and Clara Helgeson.

He attended Silver Maple School and Austin High School. His marriage to Phyllis J. Dockstader took place June 20, 1948, in Austin. Their home is at Rose Creek, Rt. 1.

Mr. Helgeson resided in Austin from 1948 to 1952, when he moved to rural Lyle. In 1952, he moved to Glenville, Minn., residing there until 1959 when he moved to rural Rose Creek.

1932 James Helgeson 1980

1932 James Helgeson 1980

James Kenneth Helgeson was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Austin, Minn., the son of Ole and Clara Helgeson.

He resided on Austin Rt. 3, until 1972, when he moved to Lyle. He was baptized at Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church, Lyle, and confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin. He attended Austin Public Schools.

Mr. Helgeson was engaged in farming and carpentry work and was awarded the American Farmer Degree in 1951, by the National Future Farmers of America. He was a member of the Lyle Lions Club and Our Savior's Brotherhood, Lyle.

Minard H. Hanson 1908 - 1986

Minard H. Hanson

Minard H. Hanson was born Oct. 1, 1908 in Nevada Township, Mower County, Minn., the son of John and Lena Hanson. He attended Gregg School in Nevada Township.

In 1953, he was united in marriage with Gladys Zeigler in Albert Lea, Minn. Following the marriage, they moved to Corvallis, Ore., where he was employed as a carpenter. In 19527 the returned to Lyle, Minn., where he farmed. His wife, Gladys, passed away in 1960.

He was united in marriage with Grace Hess on Dec. 17, 1966.

Mrs. Ole Helle Rites Held In Austin

Mrs. Ole Helle Rites Held In Austin

A Lyle area woman, Mrs. Ole Helle. age 67, succumbed quite suddenly in a Garrison, N. Dak., hospital following a stroke suffered the day before. She died Wednesday, July 20 and funeral services were held Saturday, July 23 at St John's Lutheran church in Austin with the Rev. Robert Hamp officiating. Interment was in Six-Mile Grove Lutheran cemetery.

Mrs. Helle and her husband were en route to Canada with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Nelson of Rosvolt, S. Dak., and had gone only about 40 miles when she was stricken.

Helen Louise Orvedal, 68

Helen Louise Orvedal, 68, of Northwood, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at her home.

Helen Louise Orvedal was born on Dec. 22, 1947, in Austin, Minnesota, the daughter of Dean and Sylvia (Pederson) Hotson. Helen was baptized and reaffirmed the faith of her baptism through confirmation at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle, Minnesota. Helen graduated from the Lyle, Minnesota High School in 1965.

She was united in marriage to Dennis Orvedal on April 15, 1967, at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Kensett.

Martha Bagstad obituary


Martha Finkelson was born in Adams Township Feb. 4th, 1867. Later that year she was baptized by Pastor Olson, and after some years was confirmed by Pastor Eggen.

On October 24th 1886 she was married to Theo. Bagstad, and the following year they moved to a farm east of Austin.

During these years she grew in her faith and love for her Master, Jesus Christ, and the assurance of her salvation became more real to her.

Sophia Blakestad obituary

Miss Sophia Blakestad, a daughter of G. Blakestad, who resides northeast of our town, died last Saturday at 11 o'clock a. m. The deceased had just passed her sixteenth birthday anniversary and from infancy till about six months before her sad death had been in apparently good health. After this time, however, her health begin to fail and as soon as the symptoms of dropsy became at all alarming the best medical aid was secured, but of no avail.

Glen Arnold Aanonson, 96

Glen Arnold Aanonson, 96, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at the Adams Health Care Center, Adams, Minnesota.

He was born Oct. 20, 1918, in Nevada Township, Mower County, Minnesota, to Lewis and Ethel (Hofland) Aanonson. Glen attended country schools and graduated from the eighth grade. He was married to Irene Walk on May 9, 1943. They had two sons: Leland and Larry.

Halvor K. Volstad obituary


Hon. Halvor K. Volstad died at his home in Nevada township, Thursday, Feb. 1, 1912, of old age, aged 85 years.

He was born in Norway, Oct. 21, 1826, and was reared to agricultural pursuits. At the age of 27 years he came to Chicago and found employment on a farm in Winnebago county, Ill. at ten dollars a month.

He was married to Isabel Stabuck and they remained on a farm in Illinois until 1856 when they came to Mower county bringing two pair of oxen and their household goods. It took them 21 days on the road, they camping on the way.

Hans C. Anderson obituary

Hans Christian Anderson was born at Ostre Toten, Norway, August 18, 1838 and died at Alstead, New Hampshire, November 21, 1913. He had recently gone there from the west. He came to Dane County, Wisconsin with his parents in 1853. In 1854 they moved to Nevada township, Mower County, Minnesota where he grew to manhood. In 1864 he was married to Rachel Richardson a resident of Mower County and they resided on the homestead in Nevada until 1888 when they moved to the state of Washington.