Obituaries B2 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 POST-BULLETIN • www.PostBulletin.com Comments? Local news editor Mike Klein/[email protected] Janice ‘Jan’ M. Arbuckle — Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Rev. David C. Barker — Wabasha Janice “Jan” Mary Arbuckle, 69, passed away surrounded by her loving family at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. She was born Dec. 20, 1943, to Ben and Mary (Lynch) Brzinski in St. Cloud. Jan and Bob Arbuckle were married May 1, 1975, at the Little Brown Church in Iowa. Jan worked in the travel industry for many years and enjoyed traveling to many places around the world. Jan and Bob lived in Wabasha for 30 years on the Mississippi River, where they loved boating. Snowmobiling with friends and family also was enjoyed for many years. In 1999, Jan and Arbuckle Bob moved to Lake Havasu City permanently after vacationing in Arizona for several years. In Havasu, Jan was a member of the Lake Havasu Classic Car Club and Women’s Club, which held many activities that she was involved with, and developed wonderful friendships. Jan enjoyed playing Bunco, cards, dancing, visiting casinos, painting landscapes and spending time with family and friends. Jan loved her family deeply and will be greatly missed. Jan is survived by her children, Scott (Gayle) Deobald, of Zumbro Falls, Tim Kowalski, of Fargo, N.D., Chris (Rick) Kolar, of Zumbro Falls, and Shannon (Russ) Mullen, of Mesa, Ariz. Also three stepchildren, Bob (Tami) Arbuckle, of Hayfield, Vicki (Mike) Wente, of Menomonie, Wis., and Joe (Connie) Arbuckle, of La Crosse, Wis.; brothers, Ron (Arlene) Brzinski, of Maplewood, Len (Judy) Brzinski, of Tucson, Ariz., and John (Becky) Brzinski, of Clear Lake; her uncle, Pat Lynch, of Arizona; 18 cherished grandchildren; and eight adored great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Bob; and her parents, Ben and Mary Brzinski. A visitation will be held Friday, Sept 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. with a Service of Remembrance at 5 p.m. at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Rochester Chapel, 1624 37th St. N.W. Friends may share a memory at mahnfamilyfuneralhome. com. Mollie B. Hammel — Dover Mollie B. Hammel, 70, of Dover, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at St. Isidore Health Center in Plainview. Mollie was born July 23, 1943, to James and Elna (Gardner) Reeves in Sioux Falls, S.D. After graduating from Dover-Eyota High School in 1961, she married Richard Hammel on July 12, 1961, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (The North Church). Together they had three children. Up to her retirement, Mollie worked 15 years as a child care counselor for troubled youth at the VonWald Shelter. She truly enjoyed children and caring for them. Mollie was an avid traveler. She and her Hammel husband, Rich, traveled to almost all the states, including Hawaii. For the last five years they wintered in Florence, Ariz. She also enjoyed gambling at Diamond Joe’s and Treasure Island. Most importantly, she loved her family, enjoyed cooking for them and just spending time with them. Her pride and joy were her two Shih Tzu dogs, Hanna and Huey. Mollie will be sadly missed. Mollie is survived by her husband, Richard Hammel, of Dover; children, Robin (Steve) Erickson, of Eyota, Renee (Scott) Pennington, of Florence, Ariz., and Rodney (Liane) Hammel, of Dover; grandchildren Kelsey, Courtney and Carley Erickson, Whitney, Samuel and Dayton Pennington and Riley and Kaylee Hammel; great-grandchildren, Megan and Chloe and the anticipation of a third great-grandchild in three weeks; sister, Connie Gilk; many other family and friends; and her two beloved Shih Tzu’s, Hanna and Huey. She is preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Sue Brehmer. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Hoff Funeral Home in St. Charles, with the Rev. Heather Klason officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery following the service. Memorials preferred to St. Isidore Health Center in Plainview. Please share a memory of Mollie, sign her online guestbook and view her video tribute when it becomes available at hofffuneral.com. Harriet ‘Kippy’ Rieder — Rochester Harriet “Kippy” Rieder, 86, beloved wife of Robert Rieder and mother of four fortunate sons, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth. She died peacefully in the presence of her family. Kippy was a wonderful spouse, friend and mom. She was the glue that kept her family close. Kippy was born Easter Sunday morning, April 17, 1927, in St. Cloud, to Raymond and Eva (Hirt) Bruning. She was baptized Harriet Ann Paschal Marie Bruning. After graduating from St. Cloud Cathedral High School in 1945, she attended Marquette University in MilwauRieder kee, Wis., where she received her B.S. in medical technology. She then moved to Minneapolis where she was employed by University of Minnesota Hospitals. At the U, her season tickets for football and basketball helped convince Bob to increase his courtship. After their marriage on May 19, 1952, in St. Cloud, Bob and Kippy became lifelong Minnesota Golden Gopher fans. Their allegiance was rewarded when the Gophers played in the 1997 Final Four, and they were able to attend. Kippy and Bob moved from Minneapolis to River Falls, Wis., and finally to Rochester in 1957. After several years as a homemaker, she began a 22-year career in the clinical laboratories at Mayo Clinic, retiring in 1989. Kippy brought joy and energy to everyone she met. She offered a loving, helping hand to all. She was an active volunteer with Meals on Wheels, Resurrection Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary and was past president of the Meadow Park Association. Kippy loved to golf with her family and spent many summers in the Eastwood Ladies golf league with her friends. She and Bob celebrated their 50th anniversary by attending the Masters in Augusta, Ga., in 2002. They celebrated their 60th anniversary with a luncheon and family putting contest at Eastwood. She is survived by her husband, Robert; sons, Mark (Coleen), Gary (Lu Ann), Joe (Jennifer) and Jeff (Tracie); 10 grandchildren, Jason, Nick, Jenna, Claire, Katelyn, Will, Shane, Emelia, Molly and Benjamin; a brother, John (Pam) Bruning; and her many caregivers at Samaritan Bethany. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Murphy and Kathryn Hall; and a brother, Robert ‘Bumpy’ Bruning. A Catholic memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at River Park Chapel, Macken Funeral Home in Rochester. A private family burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be at the chapel one hour before the service. Memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Research. Online condolences are welcome at mackenfuneralhome.com. DEATH NOTICES, OBITUARIES, Sept. 14-20 Reverend David C. Barker, a retired Lutheran minister, 79, of Wabasha, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in the hospice room at St. Elizabeth’s Health Care Center in Wabasha. He was born March 5, 1934, in Owatonna, the son of George and Ann (Prokopec) Barker. He graduated from Owatonna High School in 1952. He then graduated from Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis from the baking department. He married Janice Waananen on Oct. 30, 1954, in Rochester. David served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1958, stationed in Germany and Fort Benning, Ga. In 1960, he and Janice purchased the Pequot Lakes Bakery and operated the Barker business for nine years. While in the baking business he began his college education and graduated from the University of MN-Duluth in 1967, and in 1970 he graduated from Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul. He was ordained in the American Lutheran Church at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna on Dec. 27, 1970. David served churches in Montana from 1971-1980. The couple moved to Duluth in 1981, where he served Zion Lutheran Church from 1981-1994. He served First Lutheran Church in Pine River until 1997 when he retired from the called ministry. He also served as interim pastor at churches in Minnesota and Texas. Upon the couple’s move to Wabasha in 2005, he served the area as a pulpit supply minister. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Lake City. He also was a member of the National Eagle Center in Wabasha and served the center as a classroom presenter for five years. He also was an active volunteer for St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Wabasha. David is survived by his wife, Janice Barker, Wabasha; brother-in-law, Marlyn Gillespie, Hudson, Fla.; nephew, Kent Gillespie, Palm Harbor, Fla.; niece, Kathy Buckley, Bentonville, Ark.; Janice’s sisters, Arlene (Doug) Carlson, Duluth and Bonnie (Matt) Belille, Wyoming, Minn.; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ann Barker; and one sister, Shirley Gillespie. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Lake City, with the Rev. Darren Paulson officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Lake City. Military rites will be performed by the Lake City American Legion Post No. 110 and Lake City VFW Post No. 8729. Family and friends may call at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha on Friday, Sept. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Saturday one hour before the service. The Abbott Funeral Home of Wabasha is in charge of arrangements. abbottfh.com Notices of death Janice “Jan” Mary Arbuckle, 69, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., formerly of Wabasha, died Monday at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz. A service of remembrance will be Friday at 5 p.m. at Mahn Family Funeral Home ‑ Rochester Chapel. Mahn Family Funeral Home, Rochester Chapel. Kate Dannen, 55, of Lewiston, died Thursday in Lewiston. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Hoff Funeral Home in St. Charles. Hoff Funeral Services, St. Charles. Mollie B. Hammel, 70, of Dover, died Friday at St. Isidore Health Center in Plainview. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hoff Funeral Home in St. Charles. Hoff Funeral Services, St. Charles. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 Mary Jane Jansen, 77, of Austin. Patricia Ann (Estensen) Koskovich, 91, formerly of Hayfield. Dale Schulz, 81, of Rochester. Jerome J. Von Feldt, 71, of Fairmont. Marshall H. Carlson, 66, of Goodhue. Ronald Link, 51, of Preston. James O. “Skiex” or “Skeeter” Nelson, 86, of Rochester. Berniece Elnora Thornton Reko, 90, formerly of Rochester. Raymond K. Sellers, 86, of Austin. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 Beatrice “Betty” Ann Brose, 81, of Lanesboro. Esther L. Clark, 86, of Dover. Irleen A. Deling, 92, of Ceylon. Kora Knowlton, 92, of Rochester. Jon LeClair, 47, of North Port, Fla. Karen S. Lindberg, 70, of Cannon Falls. Elmer A. “Bud” Mytten, 92, of Wabasha, formerly of Austin. Viola I. Platz, 95, of Cresco, Iowa. Richard L. “Pat” Ranfranz, 91, of Rochester. Thomas Edward Schroeder “The Footless Fisherman,” 54, of Daytona Beach, Fla. Arnie Truman Severtson, 85, of Rushford. Larry Ray Smith “Little Smitty,” 66, of Rochester. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 Roger William Dalaska, 72, formerly of Kasson. Stephen Fenske, 63, of Byron. Melford C. “Mel” Haugstad, 82, of Preston. Lorraine Rose Klein, 82, of Rochester. Delvin Nelson, 75, of Preston. Lisa Ann Tri — Mazeppa Lisa Ann Tri, 54, lifetime resident of Mazeppa, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, on her 54th birthday, surrounded by her children and close friends. She graduated from Mazeppa High School (“MHS, is the best!”) in 1977, where she could be seen on the basketball court or track field with her signature Chuck Taylors. With a flair for the dramatic, Lisa will be remembered for her quick wit, amazing artistic abilities, love for animals and her genuine love and dedication to her children and grandchildren. “Gran” was a great teacher and a truly unique personality with creativity oozing from Tri her pores, which was inherited by her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her three biggest fans, Libby (Joe) Carlson, Spike Henn and Echo Henn; her grandchildren, Bear and Irie Carlson; her brother, Bradford (Diane) Tri; nieces and nephews; and good friend, Doug Borneke. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Gwendolyn Tri. Her body was donated to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program. A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion in Mazeppa on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. to remember her spirit, spunk and sarcastic sense of humor. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 Rev. David C. Barker, 79, a retired Lutheran minister, of Wabasha. Helen D. Guritz, 94, formerly of Rochester. Doyle Dean Lindahl, 82, of Austin. Lisa Ann Tri, 54, of Mazeppa. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 Dorothy E. Bigalk, 95, of LeRoy, formerly of Cresco, Iowa. Elmer Henry Dittmer, 91, of Austin. Donn L. Feigal, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Pine Island and Oronoco. Allene Agnes Halvorson, 93, of St. Ansgar, Iowa. Mollie Hammel, 70, of Dover. Lorraine Mary McFarland, 91, of Austin. Marjorie Ann Mudra, 82, of Austin, formerly of Glenville. Harriet “Kippy” Rieder, 86, of Rochester. Robert Hoyer Schrimpf, 89, of Lake City. Jeanette Tollefsrud, 88, of Zumbrota. Karl Klaus Tombarge, 93, of Red Wing. Kate Dannen — Lewiston Kate Dannen, 55, of Lewiston, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Lewiston. Kathryn “Kate” Krenz was born Dec. 29, 1957, in Lake Preston, S.D., to Merlin and Dorothy (McNamara) Krenz. In 1968, she moved with her family to Lewiston, where she graduated from Lewiston High School in 1976. Following high school, she attended Winona State University and later graduated from lab tech training in Faribault. Kate then worked as a lab-tech for clinics in New Prague and Clara City, where she met her husband, Loren Dannen. They married on June 25, 1983, at St. Rose of Dannen Lima Catholic Church in Lewiston. The couple farmed at Clara City before moving back to Lewiston in the fall of 1988. For several years, Kate helped care for her mother, Dorothy, during her struggle with Alzheimer’s. She worked for Riverside Electronics in Lewiston for the past seven years. Kate loved to read and spend time with Loren at their camper in Custer, S.D. In high school, she was involved in chorus and band, playing the clarinet and received many choral awards. At Winona State, she also was in the band and played the oboe. Survivors include her husband, Loren; father, Merlin Krenz, of Lewiston, and his special friend, Lee Phillips; two brothers, David (Eileen) Krenz, of LaCrescent, and Stephen (Valerie) Krenz, of Owasso, Okla.; six nieces and nephews, Christopher (Krista), Michael, Brian, Kristy, Tim and Jenny; one great-niece, Violet; two brothers-in-law and their families, Larry (Diane) Dannen, of St. James, and Randy (Marlys) Dannen, of Willmar; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy, and a niece, Kelly. Services to celebrate Kate’s life will be 11 a.m. Monday at Hoff Funeral and cremation service in Lewiston, led by funeral celebrant Jenny Hoff. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Please share a memory of Kate at her online guestbook and view her tribute video when it becomes available at hofffuneral.com. Your Pictures: Goose egg street mural Left: People affiliated with RNeighbors, Community Education’s Adoption Camp and Summer of Service pose after painting a goose street mural near Goose Egg Park on Aug. 7. Below: Members of a Summer of Service and residents of the Goose Egg Park neighborhood pose with the mural. Contributed photos RNeighbors partnered with Community Education’s Adoption Camp and SOS (Summer of Service) groups to spruce up the Northrop goose street mural on Second Avenue Northwest between Ninth and 10th streets northwest in Rochester on Aug. 7. Neighbors also were invited, and a total of about 50 people rolled up their sleeves to paint. The elaborate mural picturing a goose inside a swirly floral egg was the third street mural to be painted in Rochester neighborhoods in 2008. It was designed by local muralist Greg Wimmer. The mural is located between Goose Egg Park and the Community Education building, on the one-way street going north. A summary of the RNeighbors painting season can be found online. Your Pictures photos are contributed by readers. If you have pictures to share, please send them to [email protected] For more information, call Ken Hanson at 507281-7468.
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