B2 TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013 I POST-BULLETIN • www.PostBulletin.com Obituaries Comments? Local news editor Mike Klein/[email protected] Donna Mae Bradt — Rochester Lorraine G. Stensrud — Rochester Donna Mae Bradt, 71, of Rochester, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at MSOCS in Rochester, where she had lived since February of 2011. Donna was born Nov. 18, 1941, in Rochester, to Louis and Mary (Stokes) Bradt. She enjoyed music, dancing, Special Olympics and ABC (Abilities Unlimited). She is survived by one brother, John “Jack” (Darlene) Bradt of Chatfield; and two sisters, Marjane Luedtke of Chatfield, and Beverly Forrey of Sun City West, Ariz.; and three sistersin-law, Dorothy Bradt, Joan Sime, and Colleen Bradt all of Chatfield. Bradt Donna was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Lawrence, James and Richard, and one sister, Rosemary. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, with Father Patrick Arens officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Chatfield. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is in charge of arrangements. 507-867-4310. rileyfuneralhomes.com Lorraine G. Stensrud, 90, of Rochester, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital after battling cancer for 25 years. Lorraine was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Hebron, N.D., to John and Augusta Giesler. In 1927, her family moved to West Concord. She graduated from West Concord High School and Rochester Junior College. On Sept. 15, 1946, Lorraine married Herbert Stensrud. She was employed by C.O. Brown Agency from 1952 to 1967, by Olmsted County from 1968 to 1987. Lorraine was a member of Zumbro Lutheran Church, Widowed Persons, and the Senior CitiStensrud zens Center. She enjoyed traveling, camping, boating, bridge, genealogy and the Minnesota Twins. She is survived by one daughter, Judy Blomgren of Rochester; two grandchildren, Cindy Blomgren of Chaska, and Tammy Blomgren of Montgomery; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Alma (Harold) Vangness of Kenyon. Lorraine is preceded in death by her husband, four sisters and two brothers. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester. A private family service will be held. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester. Macken Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at mackenfuneralhome.com. Notices of death Marie Bolster, 76, of Zumbrota, died Monday at her home in Zumbrota. Mahn Family Funeral Home ‑ Larson Chapel, Zumbrota. Earl H. Buss, 92, of Plymouth, formerly of Claremont, died Sunday at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Christine Buss. Memorial services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Claremont. Michaelson Funeral Home, Owatonna. Eugene E. Campbell, 80, died Monday in Spring Park. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, Rochester. Jean Chandler, 85, of Marshall died Sunday at Avera Morningside Heights in Marshall. She is the mother of Jamie (Rick) Kiefer of Zumbrota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Rehkamp ‑ Horvath Funeral Home, Marshall. Alice T. Moan Chase, 87, died Sunday in Rochester. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, Rochester. Gilbert L. Ferguson, Sr., 94, of Austin, died Thursday at Owatonna Care Center in Owatonna. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin. Annie Louise “Lucy” Fuller, died Feb. 27, 2013 in Hayfield. A celebration of life will be May 4, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Hayfield. Czaplewski Funeral Homes, Hayfield. Geneva E. Girardin, 94, of Preston, died Monday at the Harmony Community Healthcare. Thauwald Funeral Home, Preston. Phyllis A. Hanson, 87, of Austin, died April 2, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Albert Lea. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin. Curtis “Curt” E. Holst, 68, of Lake City, died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center in Wabasha. Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel, Lake City. Betty M. Jorgenson, 88, of rural Kasson, died today at the Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, Rochester. Frances A. Larson, 88, of Austin, died Sunday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Worlein Funeral Home, Austin. Duane McKenna, 84, of Rochester, formerly of Kenosha, Wis., died Sunday. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bruch Funeral Home in Kenosha. Bruch Funeral Home, Kenosha. Manuel Mendoza, Sr., 72, died Thursday at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. Harriet M. Peterson, 91, of Austin, died Sunday at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. A graveside memorial service will be 12 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Worlein Funeral Home, Austin. Earl H. Buss — Plymouth LENS ON HISTORY • CINDY SCOTT Earl H. Buss, 92, of Plymouth, formerly of Claremont, died peacefully at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Christine Buss Sunday, April 7, 2013. Earl was born Oct. 31, 1920, in Rockville, Neb., to Rutherford and Millie (Hanisch) Buss. There, he was raised and attended school, graduating from Rockville High School. His father died in 1940, and in 1941 Earl, along with his mother, brothers, Allen and Donald, moved to Claremont. He farmed for many years with his brother, Warren near Claremont. Earl was united in marriage to Bernice Dufva on Dec. 9, 1953, at First Covenant Church in St. Paul. In 1966, he founded the Buss Oil Company from which he retired in 1987. In 1996, the couple moved to Plymouth. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Sharing life’s moments with them was important to Earl. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards especially cribbage and bridge. He was a member of the Zurah Shrine Club and was active in the First Presbyterian Church where he served as elder and on the church council. He also served on the Claremont Improvement Board. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Buss of Plymouth; his son, Daniel Buss, M.D. (Christine) of Minneapolis; and his grandchildren, Cooper, Mackenzie, Charles, Albert, Edward, and William Buss all of Minneapolis; two brothers, Allen (Betty) Buss of Claremont, and Birchard Buss of Owatonna; a sister-in-law, Ila Buss of Owatonna; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Eleanor; two brothers, Warren Buss and Donald Buss; two sisters-in-law, Warren’s wife, Dorothy Buss and Birchard’s wife, Marie Buss. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the church. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Claremont, with the Rev. Dr. Joe Jones officiating. Interment will be in the Claremont Street Cemetery in rural Claremont. Memorials are preferred to First Presbyterian Church in Claremont. Arrangements by Michaelson Funeral Home, 1930 Austin Road, Owatonna, MN 55060. 507-451-7943. Obituary Policy Death Notices are published free of charge. Obituaries are paid space and are published as they are submitted. Obituaries generally are handled by funeral directors, although we also accept them from families. Please send them to: [email protected] postbulletin.com, fax to 507-285-7772, or bring them to Post-Bulletin offices, 18 First Ave. S.E., Rochester, or 201 S. Main St., Austin. Families receive 10 free Post-Bulletin newspapers with their submitted obituary, upon request. Laminated copies of an obituary are available at a nominal cost. For more information, call 507-285-7791. DFLer eyes pro sports gear tax for Vikings stadium By Patrick Condon Associated Press to be a little problem in getting the financing quite right at ST. PAUL — A leading House least in the early stages,” she Democrat proposed Monday to said. When lawmakers passed add the state sales tax to team the stadium bill last year, they jerseys and other pro sports authorized new electronic merchandise to help cover gambling in bars and resthe state’s share of the new taurants and ear-marked tax Vikings stadium. The proposal from Rep. Ann revenue from those pull-tab and bingo games to pay off staLenczewski, of Bloomington, also extends the state sales tax dium construction bonds. But in the months since the games to the purchase of box seats and luxury suites at pro sports were introduced, tax revenue has fallen far short of initial venues. Lenczewski, chairprojections. woman of the House Taxes On Monday, Minnesota Committee, said she’s respondPublic Radio News reported ing to concerns about large that the daily sales per gamshortfalls in taxes collected from electronic gambling bling machine in March were that were supposed to be the just $87. The revenue estimates primary funding source for the attached to the stadium bill state’s roughly one-third share counted on sales of $225 per of the $975 million, downtown day. Those games “may flourMinneapolis stadium. ish at a later stage, but it’s easier to fix something at the “We’re seeing there seems beginning than to wait until it’s a bigger problem,” Lenczewski said. The first stadium bonds are supposed to be sold in August. If the gambling tax revenue and several small-scale backup plans don’t raise enough to make bond payments, then the money to do so would have to come from the state’s general fund. A growing chorus of lawmakers has suggested revisiting the stadium financing plan during the current session to avoid a raid of the general fund. An October groundbreaking is planned for the stadium that’s supposed to open in time for the 2016 football season. Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that while he continues to view concerns about gambling revenue as overblown, he’s not opposed to discussing a backup plan. “I don’t want to see this project fail. It shouldn’t fail,” Dayton said. Lenczewski’s proposal to tax pro sports memorabilia and stadium box seats is not a new one, and was frequently suggested throughout the long years of discussion at the Capitol about funding for a new Vikings stadium. In addition to jersey, T-shirts and other clothing, Lenczewski’s bill would also apply the state sales tax to trading cards, photographs, equipment with pro team logos and other “one-of-a-kind items related to sports figures, teams or events.” Lenczewski said she’d hold a hearing on her proposal Wednesday in the House Taxes Committee. Big parties in Duluth area now need recycling bins Associated Press DULUTH — Throwing a big party in Duluth? Don’t forget the recycling containers. Just about every event in the Duluth area with 100 or more guests now is required to have recycling bins available under a new ordinance recently enacted by the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, which is expanding recycling to non-traditional locations. The law applies to any function at a community hall, park or business. It even applies at homes if there is a business involved, such as a caterer, the Duluth News Tribune reported Monday. “It’s aimed at the bigger commercial events, but it applies to all of them with 100 people or more,” said Karen Anderson, WLSSD community relations director. “Some of them already offer recycling. But a surprising number still do not.” The change is part of the district’s ongoing efforts to re- Play ball! duce the amount of recyclable materials — food, yard waste, cans, bottles, paper, cardboard and more — that ends up in the garbage stream and then buried in a Superior, Wis., landfill. The district took a closer look at the refuse it processes in late 2011 to see just how much recyclable material was getting trashed. Officials found lots of food waste that could be composted, tons of paper that should be recycled and even appliances. But it was the number of plastic bottles and aluminum cans that stunned the survey crew. They estimated that 18 million pop and beer cans and another 19 million plastic bottles are being trashed each year in the Duluth area. “Now we’re forming our policy to deal with those crazy numbers,” Anderson said. Other efforts to improve bottle-and-can recycling are focused on apartment complexes, gas stations and convenience stores. [email protected] It was a big day when Dr. Charlie Mayo threw the first pitch (upper) to open Mayo Field in 1928. He and his brother, Will, donated the land that brought the national pastime to Rochester. When we think of the ballpark today (right), the Honkers come to mind. But they are only the most recent of many who have used this venue. It’s hosted chautauquas, zoo animals, former football and baseball teams, and concerts, to name a few. Next week: Not just a “run of the mill” merchant Lens on History is a weekly photo feature by Cindy Scott, a volunteer at the History Center of Olmsted County. Thanks to the HCOC Research Center and Archive for this photo. Hayfield School Board member resigns for ‘personal reasons’ By Brett Boese [email protected] HAYFIELD — The chairman of the Hayfield School Board has resigned due to “personal reasons.” Len Oelkers, who had served on the school board for 10 years, submitted his resignation to Hayfield Superintendent Ron Evjen last month. The paperwork was officially received and processed Monday night, during the board’s first meeting since Oelkers submitted his resignation. Evjen declined to speculate on the reasons behind Oelkers resignation. Kathy Hegna Zelinske was selected Monday night as the new chair with “zero” discussion, according to Evjen. Zelinske has served 12 years on the school board and her current term is scheduled to expire in 2016. She previously held the title of clerk, a role Brenda Becker will now fill. The new council member, who will be added by appointment, will serve through the rest of Oelkers’ term, which ends in December 2014. Boy ticketed after tossing rock off overpass By Kay Fate [email protected] A 12-year-old has been cited for damage to property after he allegedly threw a rock from a pedestrian overpass, striking a car driving below. The incident was reported about 1:20 p.m. Friday, when a man called Rochester police to say he’d been northbound on U.S. 52 when a hard object bounced off the hood of his car and hit the windshield. The windshield did not break. The man braked hard, the report says, and saw three kids on the pedestrian bridge that crossed the highway. He was able to give a description of the juveniles. An officer in the area saw them and stopped them shortly after. The 12-year-old allegedly admitted to throwing a small rock off the bridge, which hit the car. The boy was also in possession of marijuana, the report says. Fire spurs evacuation at Byron plant By Kay Fate [email protected] BYRON — A printing business in Byron was evacuated briefly Monday after a fire broke out in the plant, officials said. The fire started on a paper grinder at Schmidt Printing, then spread to a paper baler, the report says. Employees were evacuated while firefighters extinguished the blaze, then were able to return to work, said Olmsted County Sheriff Sgt. Tom Claymon. There was no damage estimate available. Students will spruce up Winona Post-Bulletin staff WINONA — Students from Winona State University, Saint Mary’s University and Southeast Technical College, all in Winona, will take part in Spruce Up Winona from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 18. The annual cleanup began in 2006 as part of the inauguration of former Winona State president Judith Ramaley. This time, WSU students will dedicate the event in honor of the new president, Scott Olson.
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