Frances Marie Siewert — Red Wing

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Frances Marie Siewert — Red Wing
Barbara J. Ecklund — Stewartville
Jon P. Green — Plainview
Frances Marie (Jablonske) Siewert, 94, of Red Wing, died
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at St. Brigid’s at Hi-Park, where she lived
since 2010.
Frances was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Red Wing,
the daughter of William and Hazel (Hultberg)
Jablonske. She was baptized in May 1920 and
confirmed March 25, 1934, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. She attended Jefferson School and
later graduated from Red Wing Central High in
1938. Frances married William H. Siewert on
April 25, 1942, in Long Beach, Calif., and they
were married for over 50 years. Frances worked
at the St. Paul downtown airport during World
War II as an aviation mechanic.
She was a beloved mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother. Frances joined St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Nov. 19, 1957, to present, where she had been a Sunday school
teacher, involved in the Ladies Circles, Bible Study groups and
enjoyed helping in the kitchen with funerals. She was also a
member of the Leo C. Peterson #54 Auxiliary for 65 years, the
14th Armored Division from World War II for over 40 years and
also had joined the Purple Heart in 1977.
Frances and William were avid travelers to his World War II
reunions all around the United States, but her favorite place to
travel was her annual trip to Las Vegas with her beloved daughters. Frances went nowhere without her camera, which she was
well-known for. Besides taking photos, she had a deep love and
passion for gardening, both flowers and vegetables — for which
she counted the days until planting and even enjoyed weeding,
and later marveled at her reap that she later canned. Her family
was precious, so her times during the holidays were treasured;
she loved to cook and bake and looked for any reason or occasion to have the family over.
Frances is survived by her three children, Gloria Boldt, Glenn
Siewert (Anne) and Gayle Siewert; four grandchildren, Wade
(Sheryle) Boldt, Scott (Mandi) Boldt, Monica (William) Root and
Ashley Siewert; 13 great-grandchildren, KC and Josie Boldt,
Brady, Kaylie and Misty Boldt, Mariah and Chenoa Vagt, Bruce
Warnke, Kayson Morseth, Madison and Kaden Erie and Mason
and Nelson Root; one great-great-granddaughter, Arura Boldt;
along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill of
50 years, son-in-law, Roger Boldt and two great-grandsons, Cody
Boldt and Austin Erie.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at St.
Paul’s Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Kristen Schlauderaff officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be
for one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Paul’s
Lutheran Church or the Mississippi Shuffle-American Cancer
Arrangements handled by Mahn Family Funeral Home,
Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, Red Wing.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Barbara J. Ecklund, 71, died at her home Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
Barbara Joan Butturff was born April 23, 1942, to Lloyd and
Minnie (Twentyman) Butturff in Rochester.
Barbara lived in Sargeant, and graduated
from Hayfield High School. She married Roger
Ecklund on Jan. 29, 1960, in Sargeant. Barbara
worked for the City of Rochester in the Building and Safety Department for many years. She
lived in the Stewartville area for over 50 years
and was a very active member in the Racine
United Methodist Church.
Barbara enjoyed spending time with her
grandchildren and traveling with the family.
Barbara is survived by her two children,
Darlya (Michael) Mathews of St. Anthony and
Gordon (Tammy) Ecklund of Cannon Falls; her four grandchildren, Jessica (Nathan) Kuisle of Stewartville, Jordan (Madeline)
Ecklund of Rochester, Erin Mathews of St. Anthony and Tobias
Mathews of St. Anthony; one great-grandchild, Gannon Kuisle;
a sister, Linda (Chuck) Willihnganz of Rochester; two brothers,
Richard (Barb) Butturff of Elgin and Brian (Julie) Butturff of
Menomonie Falls, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at
Racine United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20,
at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, and one hour before the
service at the church. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery in
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association
or Racine United Methodist Women.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W.,
Rochester, MN 55901, 507-289-3600,
Jon P. Green, 77, of Plainview, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at
Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Jon Philip Green was born April 11, 1936,
in Plainview Township, to Philip and Jean
(Thompson) Green.
In September 1967, he married Sylvia
Hofschulte in Plainview. Jon graduated from
Plainview High School in 1954. He joined the
United States Army in 1960, serving in Korea,
and was discharge in 1964. He then attended
the University of Wisconsin, Stout. Jon then
moved to Isle, and worked at the family lumberyard. In 1966, he moved back to Plainview
and along with his mother, they purchased
the Plainview bowling alley “Mix-N-Bowl”
which they operated until they sold in 1985.
At that time, Jon opened the “Custom Shop,”
a Taxidermy business. He also did carpentry
work and installed bowling lanes. In the summer of 1994, he started working at the Piper Hills Golf Course in
He was a longtime member of the Community Presbyterian
Church in Plainview. Jon was very involved with the Upper
Whitewater Ducks Unlimited Chapter, serving as president,
secretary and treasure. He was also a member of the National
Turkey Federation and the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing,
golf, bowling, building fishing rods, making fishing jigs and fly
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia of Plainview; children, Tony
McHugh, Jeff (Becky) McHugh and Paula Green (Bill) all of
Plainview, and Valerie Eggler (Jeff) of Oronoco; grandchildren,
Jesse McHugh, Andrea Dessner, Lyna Koepsell, Cassie McHugh,
Lisa Greseth, Candice Kahler, Terry Eggler and Cody Eggler;
great-grandchildren, Garrett and Blake Dessner, Dylan, Dawson
and Brynn Koepsell and Kinlee Hahn; and sisters, Norma (Bud)
Holst of Rochester and Patty Southhard of Irving, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bruce
and one granddaughter, Elizabeth.
Funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at the
Community Presbyterian Church in Plainview, with the Rev.
John Curtiss officiating. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Plainview with military graveside rites conducted by
the Plainview American Legion Post 179.
Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 21, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
the Community Presbyterian Church, and one hour prior to the
service on Friday.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview is in charge of the
Arthur Eugene Fratzke — Chatfield
Arthur Eugene Fratzke, 85, of Chatfield, passed away Sunday,
Nov. 17, 2013, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at
10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, with Father Patrick
Ahrens officiating. Burial will be in Calvary
Cemetery in Chatfield.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Riley Funeral Home in
Chatfield, and one hour before the service at
the church on Thursday.
Arthur Eugene Fratzke was born Feb. 28,
1928, in Winona to Art and Ann (Hittner)
Fratzke. After graduating from Winona Senior
High in 1945, he worked as a manager at the
Winona Theatre. Later he became parts manager at C. Paul Venables Garage for nine years. In 1947, he married Louise Walch.
He became a member of the Minnesota State Patrol in 1957 and
was assigned to the Rochester district. Art retired after 26 years
as a patrolman.
He was a member of Minnesota Retired Peace Officer Association and St. Mary’s Church. Art’s greatest enjoyment was
Arlis “Sonny” Trogstad, 78, of Chatfield, formerly of Dover,
died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. woodworking, fishing, playing cards and having coffee with the
retired patrolmen and friends in Chatfield.
He was born June 21, 1935, in Chatfield, to
Survivors include his wife, Louise of Chatfield; one daughter,
Bennie and Millie (Soland) Trogstad and gradDebra (Tom) Halloran of Sun Lakes, Arizona; four sons, Mike
uated from Chatfield High School. Arlis served
(Kathy) of Winona, Jeff (Gayette) of Chatfield, Mark (Peggy) of
in the Army from 1954-56, stationed in Europe.
Mankato and Greg (Michelle) of Rochester; 10 grandchildren,
He married Mary Peterson and they later
Jocelyn Fratzke, Jessie Fratzke, Jason Fratzke, Luke Fratzke,
divorced. Arlis worked for IBM and farmed
Matthew Hopkins, Marcus Hopkins, Garrett Fratzke, Graham
near Chatfield. Recently he drove school bus for
Fratzke, Brett Fratzke and Cassara Fishbaugher; two stepDover-Eyota and Chatfield School Districts.
grandchildren, Michael Reichel and Scott Reichel; and 12 greatSonny enjoyed shaking dice with the guys at grandchildren.
Eyota Cafe. He also enjoyed spending time with
Art was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marlene
Maxine, his grandchildren and grand-puppies. Lingenfelter.
His hobbies include going to auctions, family
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Mayo Hospice or
animals, and playing a few pull tabs. In his
St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
younger days, he was quite a dancer.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is in charge of arrangeSurvivors include his three children, Steve
ments. 507-867-4310.
Trogstad of Chatfield, Sue Trogstad (Dale
Roseboom) of Rochester and Sandra (Mike)
Pasche of Altura; his girlfriend, Maxine Anderson of Chatfield
and her daughter, Sue (Jeff) Moechnig of Chatfield; six grandchildren, Mike, Jake, Danielle and Ryan Trogstad, Kendra and
Kristin Lynn Oberstar Baumgard, 45, of Farmington, forTyler Moechnig; one great-grandchild, Gabriella; and a brother,
of Cloquet, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at her home
Elmer Trogstad of Chatfield.
surrounded by her family.
He was preceded in death by a son, Sheldon “Skip,” four
Kris was a 1986 graduate of Cloquet High
brothers; Lester, Edne, Orville and Norman and five sisters,
School. She graduated from Gustavus Adolpus
Ethel Becker, Millie Jacobson, Roxie Olson, Ollie Thorson and
College in 1990, and received her masters in
Betty Rain.
music education in 1997 from VanderCook ColServices to celebrate Arlis’ life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday,
lege of Music.
Nov. 22, at Hoff Funeral Service in St. Charles, with the Rev. SteKristin is preceded in death by her grandven McGinley of Faith Lutheran Church officiating. A reception
parents, Joseph and Dorothy Oberstar and
will follow the service. Burial will be in Pilot Mound Cemetery.
Donavan and Beatrice Kreps; and an uncle,
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, and
Michael Oberstar.
one hour before services Friday at Hoff Funeral Service. The
She is survived by her loving husband, Gary;
Chatfield Veterans of Foreign War Post will present military
daughter, Kaylynn; parents, James and Gladys
graveside honors.
Oberstar; sisters, Dr. Vicki Oberstar, Cary
Online condolences are welcome at
(David) Weaver and Lori Oberstar; nieces, Kristi and Kimberly
Weaver; nephews, Michael and Brandon Weaver; aunt, Irene
(Tom) Hemphill; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the
Farmington Lutheran Church, 20600 Akin Rd. in Farmington.
Lorraine Joy Burt, 73, died in Northfield Saturday, Nov. 16,
Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 22, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
2013, of complications of corticobasal degeneration.
and one hour prior to service all at the church. Interment will
On Feb. 5, 1940, Lorraine was one of twin
be in Corinthian Cemetery in Farmington.
girls born to George and Dagmar (Kvam)
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be donated to the MN OvarLarson at their rural home near Clearbrook.
ian Cancer Alliance.
After her parents died in 1949, Lorraine and
Condolences at:
her twin, Lorrette were raised by Helmer and
White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville, MN
Anna Johnson and Walter and Edyth Sovick of
55044, 952-469-2723.
Clearbrook. Lorraine graduated from Hillcrest
Lutheran Academy in Fergus Falls in 1958 and
then spent a year at Lutheran Brethren Bible
College and Augsburg College before completing her elementary education degree at the
University of Minnesota. While at the U of M,
Kristin Lynn Oberstar Baumgard, 45, of Farmington, formerly
Lorraine met James Burt, whom she married
of Cloquet, died Sunday at her home. Funeral service will 11 a.m.
in 1967. The couple moved to Illinois where Jim attended graduSaturday at the Farmington Lutheran Church in Farmington.
ate school and Lorraine taught second grade. During their stay
White Funeral Home, Lakeville.
in Illinois, the family experienced sadness when a daughter was
born and died at birth, but then joy when a son and another
Lorraine Joy Burt, 73, died Saturday in Northfield of
daughter were born. In 1978, the family moved to Woodbury. The
complications of corticobasal degeneration. She is the twin sister
family suffered a terrible loss in 1987 when son, Charles was
of Lorrette (Robert) Strack of Rochester. A memorial service will
killed in a motorcycle accident. After her divorce in 2001, Lorbe 11 a.m. at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home in Woodbury. Wulff
raine continued to lived in Woodbury until her health prompted
Woodbury Funeral Home, Woodbury.
moves to Chicago to be near her daughter and then to RochesMichael Iverson, 54, of Rochester, died Monday at his home.
ter to be near her twin sister. After a fall, Lorraine moved to a
nursing home in Northfield. As well as being a homemaker and
Hindt Funeral Home, Grand Meadow.
mother, Lorraine did substitute teaching and pursued writing.
Ralph Meyer, 72, of Rochester, died today at his residence.
She was an avid tennis player and enjoyed playing in a senior
Macken Funeral Home, Rochester.
tennis league. Lorraine also enjoyed singing in choir and Bible
Rose Neumann, 99, formerly of Eyota, died Monday at
Study Fellowship throughout her life.
Madonna Meadows in Rochester. Schad & Zabel Funeral Home,
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter, son, Charles, sister, Joan Larson, and brothers, Walter and
James Larson.
Kimberly Kay Page, 46, of Trempealeau, died Sunday at
She is survived by daughter, Elizabeth (Gregory) Knapp and
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis. Hoff
grandson, McKeon Knapp of Chicago, Ill.; twin sister, Lorrette
Celebration of Life Center, Goodview.
(Robert) Strack of Rochester and sister, Estelle Dunderland of
Frances Marie (Jablonske) Siewert, 94, of Red Wing, died
Minot, N.D.
Sunday at St. Brigid’s at Hi-Park, where she lived since 2010.
A memorial service will be held at Wulff Woodbury Funeral
Home in Woodbury at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Mayo Clinic
Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.
Neurology Department.
Arlis ‘Sonny’ Trogstad — Dover
Kristin L. Oberstar Baumgard — Farmington
Lorraine Joy Burt — Northfield
Notices of death
Elizabeth ‘Bettie’ Ann Branch — Hayfield
The private family service for Elizabeth “Bettie” Ann Branch
will be held at the Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Hayfield,
with the Rev. Charlie Talcott officiating. Inurnment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield.
Elizabeth “Bettie” Ann Branch, 91, passed
away at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
Elizabeth Ann Robinson was born April 14,
1922, in Zumbrota, the daughter of John and
Aleda (Witte) Robinson. Bettie was united in
marriage to Victor Eugene Branch on Feb. 18,
Bettie was a member of the First PresbyteBranch
rian Church in Hayfield.
Bettie is survived by her daughter, Carol
Brooks, Austin; son, David Gruhlke, Hope; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Victor in
1995; one daughter, Vickie; and one sister, Mary.
Blessed be her memory.
Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501 2nd St. N.W., Hayfield,
MN, 55940, 507-477-2259,
Donald Q. Tradup — Elgin
The funeral service for Donald Q. Tradup will be held at 11
a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin,
with Pastor Terrill Bramstedt officiating.
Burial will be in the Elgin Cemetery.
Mr. Tradup, 71, of Elgin, died Sunday evening, Nov. 17, 2013, at the Seasons Hospice in
Donald Quentin Tradup was born Aug. 27,
1942, in Elgin, to Harold and Bernice (Brehmer) Tradup. He attended Trinity Lutheran
School in Elgin and graduated in 1960 from
Elgin High School. On Dec. 26, 1959, he married
Kathie Munsch at Trinity Lutheran Church in
Elgin. Donald farmed in rural Elgin until 1988
when he retired from farming and then worked
at various local agricultural businesses. He spent his entire
lifetime in the Elgin area.
Donald enjoyed sightseeing, going to threshing shows and
old machinery. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church
where he served on the Church Council and sang in the choir.
Donald was a former Elgin-Millville School Board member, and
a friend of Bill W.
Donald is survived by his wife, Kathie Tradup of Elgin; three
daughters, Anita (Tom) Werle of Rochester, Rochelle (Ray)
Nelson of Duluth and Nicole (Keith) McGruder of Gardnerville,
Nev.; three sons, Donald Joseph (Shelli) Tradup of Elgin, Craig
(Lysa) Tradup of Oronoco and Luke Tradup of Phoenix, Ariz.;
13 grandchildren, Derek, Trent, Quinn, Dylan, Andrew, Madi,
Camron, Jadon, Brett, Derik, Tyler, Samantha and Sydney;
six great-grandchildren, Carter, Charlee, Maverick, Bennett,
Maeson and Paityn; one brother, Edward (Marjorie) Tradup
of Brewster, Wash.; and one sister, Karen (Harry) Russell of
Midvale, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and daughter, Charlene Chance, an uncle, Quentin, and great-grandson, Jackson.
Friends and family may visit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 21, at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel in
Plainview, and one hour prior to the service at the church on
Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin
or Seasons Hospice in Rochester.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral
Homes, Plainview Chapel, 10 E. Broadway, PO Box 608, Plainview, MN 55964. 507-534-2353.
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