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Obituaries and Death Notices


John Bahn
Source: Minneapolis Journal (July 20, 1897) submitted by Dena Whitesell

John Bahn, one of the pioneers of Lyen county, died her Sunday, Aged 63.


Flora A. Brown
Source: "The Evening Huronite", (Huron, SD), November 1, 1929 - transcribed by Karen Seeman

Funeral services for Mrs. Flora A. Brown, sister of Mrs. Ed. J. Miller, former resident of Huron, was held October 28, at Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Brown's home for the past two years.
The body was committed to a vault in Sunnyside Mausoleum, where brief services were held preceded by funeral ceremonies at a downtown chapel. Mrs. Brown died in Long Beach on October 25 after a short illness.
Mrs. Brown will be remembered by many people in Huron, where she has frequently been a guest at the home of her sister. Prior to going to California, Mrs. Brown was a resident of Tracy, Minn., for nearly 50 years. She was born in Plainview, Minn., March 18, 1863.
She is survived by one son, James J. Hartigan, Seattle, Wash.; and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Proue and Mrs. Harriet E. Finsh, Arkansaw, Wis., and Mrs. Ed. J. Miller, Santa Ana, Calif.


Jean Marie (Qunell) Clark
Source: Unknown, 10/02/2011, contributed by Maurene Miller

Obit: Jean Marie Clark was born on July 20th, 1931 in Marshall to Ovid (O.J.) and Cecelia (Babe) Qunell. She graduated from Marshall High School.

She married Joe Clark on April 11, 1950.

She worked at Kelco, Addison Hardware, JCPenney, Taylor Lumberyard, Hy-Vee, and Schwans. In her later years, she enjoyed watching Minnesota sports, playing cards, crocheting, knitting, fishing, bowling and gardening. You can catch her at ten o'clock watching The Price is Right. She was a member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

She passed away on October 1, 2011 a little after ten o'clock in the evening with her family at her side.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Clark; [children and grandchildren not named here for privacy reasons]. Eleven great grandchildren, siblings, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Dennis Clark, sister Gloria Vien, and brother Bob Qunell.


Joseph Raymond Clark
Source: Unknown 04/18/2013, submitted by Maurene Miller

Obit: Joseph Raymond Clark was born December 3, 1929 in Marshall, youngest son of John and Anna (Elbers) Clark. Joe graduated from Lynd High School in 1948.

Joe and Jean Marie Qunell were united in marriage on April 11, 1950. They farmed the early years, later they moved to Marshall and Joe worked for Coca Cola Manufacturing, also Moor Man's feeds, where he acquired many lifelong friends and customers. After retirement Joe worked for Schwans.

Joe and Jean enjoyed traveling. Joe took great pride in their 10 Mile Lake cabin where many friends and family enjoyed fishing, telling tall tales and campfires. Joe was a dedicated woodworker, fisherman and hunter. Since retiring to Boulder Estates, Joe created a memorial garden and enjoyed morning coffees at "The Quarry."

Joe died on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Joe is survived by [children not named here for privacy reasons]; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and brother.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Dennis; siblings, Rose Ellen Clark, Elizabeth (Babe) McLaughlin, James Clark, Patrick Clark, Anna Marie "Toni" Kelly.

Blessed be his memory.


Arthur Dandurand
Source: Marshall Independent Newspaper; Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1987; contributed by Maurene Miller.

Obituaries

MARSHALL-Services for Arthur Dandurand, 81, of Marshall will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation at the Rehkamp Funeral Home in Marshall will begin at 9 a.m. today with a guild rosary at 4 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. There will also be visitation prior to services Thursday.

Mr. Dandurand died Tuesday at the Willmar Regional Treatment Center. On Feb. 15, 1906, he was born in Marshall to Joseph and Mathilda (LaJesse) Dandurand. He attended rural schools.

Teresa Oulette and he were married Feb. 15, 1927, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. He was a farmer and a lifetime resident of the Marshall area. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

Survivors include a son, Melvin of Rockledge, Fla.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Rose McLean of Minneapolis, Marie Raymonds of Phoenix, Ariz., Delia Hasert of Onamia, and Regina Besse and Elizabeth St. Aubin, both of Marshall; and brothers, Virgil and Pete, both of Marshall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, four brothers and two sisters.


Rosalia M. Dandurand
Source: The Sioux City Journal - Tuesday, April 9, 1985; contributed by Maurene Miller.

Rosalia M. Dandurand, 93, 711 Waitcher Ave., died Sunday in Matney Colonial Manor, South Sioux City, after a brief illness.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City. The Rev. Robert Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The rosary will be recited by the Ladies of LaSalette at 7 p.m. today and by the parish at 7:30 p.m. in Berkemier Funeral Home. Mrs. Dandurand, the former Rosalia Marie Dallen, was born Nov. 24, 1891, at Miltonvale, Kan. She married Arthur Dandurand in 1910 at Aurora, Kan. They moved to Vermillion, S. D., in 1914 and came to Sioux City in 1942. He died in 1947. She was employed at Wincharger Corp. from 1942 until 1957.

Mrs. Dandurand was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic church, Ladies of LaSalette and Catholic Daughters of America.

Survivors include one son, Leonard of Sioux City, five daughters, Mrs. Jane McKenzie and Mrs. Alvie (Stella) Cox, both of Sioux City, Mrs. Mary Young of Spearfish, S. D., Mrs. Ruby Pine of Grass Valley, Calif., and Mrs. Robert (Bernadette) Faler of Spokane, Wash.; two brothers, Frank and Art, both of Vermillion, two sisters, Mrs. Albena Jordan of Kansas City, Mo, and Mrs. Alma Neddles of Los Angeles, 21 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren and 43 great-great-grandchildren.


John F. Eastman
Source: Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) September 21, 1917; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

OBITUARIES.
EASTMAN - At the residence, 731 Montgomery Drive, September 20, John F. Eastman, aged 64 years, beloved husband of Lizzie Eastman; father of Ralph S. Eastman, of San Francisco, and Royal C. Eastman, of Los Angeles; brother of Mrs. Amanda Farnham, of Russel, Minn., and Mrs. Nettie Harden, of Brownton, Minn. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Saturday). September 22, at 2 P. M., at the residential parlors of Miller & Tracey, Washington at Ella street. Interment Mount Scott Park Cemetery. Intimate friends of family requested to attend.


Roy Gilbert
Source:  Warren Sheaf (Warren, MN) Mar. 25, 1909, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.

Tracy.-Roy Gilbert, electrician at the city water and power plant, while turning on the night current, was accidentally caught in the machinery and was fatally mangled, both legs being crushed before the machinery could be stopped.  He was taken to the city hospital, but death resulted an hour later.


Cornelia Graves
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, Minn.) Thursday, 11 Mar. 1897; transcribed by FoFG mz

Marshall, Minn. - Mrs. Cornelia Graves died very suddenly last evening, aged 74 years, from apoplexy.


Annie Hermer
Source: Duluth News Tribune (24 Nov. 1906) transcribed by FoFG MZ

MARSHALL, Minn., Nov. 23. - Mrs. Annie Hermer, wife of John Hermer, one of Lyon county's farmers, living near Green Valley, died of kidney trouble.


Fritz Johnson
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) July 19, 1906, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.

ON FOURTH'S DEATH ROLL 
Fritz Johnson of Tracy, Minn., died at the Swedish hospital Tuesday from tetanus caused by a wound received on July 4.  Johnson is 26 years old and was injured by the premature discharge of a shotgun.  He was brought to Minneapolis Monday, suffering with the disease.  Nothing could be done to relieve him and he died early Tuesday evening.  The body was taken to Tracy for burial.


Ole Kelson
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, Minn.) Thursday, 22 Sept. 1898; transcribed by FoFG mz

LAKE BENTON
Knute Rierson and family went to Florence Tuesday, to attend the funeral of his wife's brother, Ole Kelson, who died at Marshall last Monday.


John Larson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Monday, 12 Dec. 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz

FOLDAHL, Minn., Dec. 11. - John Larson, one of Marshall county's oldest pioneers, died at his home here a couple of days ago, and was buried yesterday. He leaves besides a wife three sons and seven daughters.


Edith Julia Kriger
Source: Oregonian (Portland, OR) March 20, 1944; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
DIED.
KRIGER - Edith Julia Kriger, aged 72 years; mother of Walter G. Kriger of Corpus Christi, Tex.; sister of Mrs. Elizabeth Wickizer of Argos, Ind.; Mrs. Stella Castleman of Garvin, Minn.; Maurice Scheuerman of Bantry, N. D.; Rev. Harmer M. Scheuerman of Portland, Mrs. Ada Zechiel of Knox, Ind.; Mrs. Esther Elick of South Bend, Ind. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 21, at 10:30 A. M., at the Chapel of Jacobson Co., Foster rd at SE 91st. Interment McMinnville.


Mary Lefstad
Source: Evening Times (Grand Forks, ND) Thursday, 12 May 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz

Mrs. Mary Lefstad, widow of the late John K. Lefstad of Oak Park township, Marshall county, Minnesota, died in this city at 7:30 o'clock this morning, following a second operation for tumor.

Deceased was born in Norway, and was 52 years of age. She came to this country in 1881, and was married soon afterward. Her husband died about two years ago. She leaves one brother, Ole Larson, of Oslo and one sister, Mrs. Theigen also of Oslo.

The remains were taken to her late home in Marshall county this afternoon, and the funeral services will be held on Saturday.


Fred Mellinthin
[Hankinson News (ND) August 16, 1928] submitted by Kim Torp

John Gabbert received a telegram from Marshall, Minn., Saturday evening announcing the sudden death of Mr. Fred Mellinthin, who was accidently killed on Friday morning, falling from a ladder. Mr. Gabbert and wife and son, Ray, drove to Marshall on Sunday to attend the funeral which was held on Monday. They returned on Tuesday.


Charles Oliver
Source: Kalamazoo Gazette (MI) March 14, 1919; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

CUSTER'S COLOR BEARER IS DEAD
Charles Oliver, 78, Veteran of Civil War Passes Away at Wakefield.

Charles Oliver, 78, a veteran of the Civil war, died at his home in Wakefield, March 2. Mr. Oliver will be remembered by some of the early settlers in Kalamazoo where he enlisted with the Sixth Michigan cavalry at the outbreak of the war, and served for some time on the staff of General Custer as color-bearer.

At the close of the war he returned here and married Miss Martha Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver then went to Iowa where they resided for some time, then they went to a homestead in Kansas and from there to a farm near Wakefield where they lived for 27 years. In 1902 they moved to Wakefield where they have since lived.

Mr. Oliver is survived by his wife and six children, George of Garvin, Min., Ray of Wakefield, Mrs. Ben Weaver of Garvin, Minn., Mrs. Lee Fitzsimmons of Randolph, Neb., Mrs. Guy Dyke of Tracy, Minn., and Mrs. Otto Fink of Colebridge, Minn.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 4, at the Methodist church of that city, Rev. Frank Williams officiating. Burial at the Wakefield cemetery with military honors.


Ed Palgren
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Saturday, December 27, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

TAKES HIS OWN LIFE.
Balaton, Minn., Dec. 26.-Ed Palgren, a farm hand, said to have been on a protracted spree, committed suicide on a farm near this place.


Alice (LeDuc) Qunell
Source: Marshall, Minn. Newspaper, Jan 26, 1963; contributed by Maurene Miller

OBITUARY
ALICE QUNELL
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Qunell, age 72, who passed away at Weiner Memorial hospital at Marshall on Tuesday, Jan. 22, were held from the church of the Holy Redeemer on Friday, Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. The Right Reverend Monsignor R. A. Nuedecker celebrating the Requiem High Mass. Mrs. W. W. White was organist and the Mass was sung by the church choir.

Interment was in Calvary cemetery at Marshall. Alice Qunell was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LeDuc in Aurora, Kansas on November 18, 1890. There she spent her early youth and received her education.

On April 5, 1910, she was united in marriage to A. J. Qunell at Aurora, Kansas, in St. Peter's church with the Reverend Peter Fortier officiating at the marriage ceremony. To this union were born four children, namely: Edna (Mrs. Louis Bossi) of Momence, Ill., Leo of Hopkins, Edmund of Marshall and Eli of South San Gabriel, Calif.

A year after her marriage she moved to Minnesota and spent the remainder of her life here, with the exception of two years in Washington and two years in Montana.

On April 3, 1960, Mr. and Mrs. Qunell were privileged to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Those who survive her passing besides her four children are two sisters, Mrs. Anthony Marcotte of Whittier, Calif., and Mrs. Thomas DeMarc of Aurora, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Celia, and three brothers, Paul, Steve and Elzear. She also leaves 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joseph Clark, Virgil Gregoire, Dan Redding, Lambert Boerboom, F. Polfliet and Cleo Ribordy. Relatives attending from away were her sister, Mrs. Thomas Demars, Mrs. Susie LeDuc, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Demars, all of Aurora, Kan. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Trahan of Northfield, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Langevin of Faribault, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johnson of Altamont, S. D., Mr. and Mrs. Henry LaPolice of Tracy, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Gagnon and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hamm of Ortonville. Many more relatives, neighbors and friends attended the services.


Edward Qunell
Source: Marshall, Minn. Newspaper, Oct. 2, 1941; Contributed by Maurene Richard Miller

Vallers-Funeral services were conducted at the Holy Redeemer church in Marshall Monday morning, September 22, at 9 o'clock for Ed Qunell, who died Friday morning, September 19, at the Marshall hospital. He had been ill for some time suffering from a cancer. The Rev. Fr. Neudecker said Requiem mass.

Mr. Qunell was born in Rulo, Neb., December 31, 1881, and was 60 years, eight months and 18 days old. He came to Minnesota in 1901 and was married to Margaret McKigney, February 8, 1916. They moved to Gary, S. D., where they lived for three years and moved back to Minnesota on a farm seven miles south of Marshall, living there until last spring. Two daughters were born to this union, (Mary) Mrs. Virgil Gregoire and (Frances) Mrs. Lambert Boerboom. They have been making their home with the daughters since last spring.

He has three grandchildren, Dennis and Danny Gregoire and Elaine Boerboom; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Bechard of Moxee, Washington, and Mrs. Henry Dandurand of Steger, Ill., six brothers, Henry of Geraldine, Mont.; Paul, Moxee, Wash.; Charles of Steger, Ill.; Adelore, Ovid and Jerome of Marshall. Those who came for the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Qunell, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dandurand and Francis Klien of Steger, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Jake Ewens and daughter, Helen, and son, Walter, and John McKigney of Dougherty, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Kiley of Garvin, Mrs. Ed McKigney, and daughter, Mary, and sons, Edward, Charles and James, of Westport, Minn.

Pallbearers were Raymond Hollo, August Olson, Chas. DeMeyer, Harry Gregoire, Robert Gregoire, and Cyriel Feryn. He was laid to rest in Calvary cemetery in Marshall. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones.


Reinhart Child
Source: New Ulm Review (MN) June 29, 1892; submitted by Robin Line
A child of Nic Reinhart of Cottonwood died last week.


Joseph Schaefer
Source: Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MInnesota) December 27, 1882, page 3; submitted by Robin Line

Mr. Jos. Schaefer, an old and respected citizen of the town of Cottonwood, died last Sunday after an illness of only four days. His remains were deposited in the Catholic cemetery in this city yesterday. The bereaved family has the sympathy of their large circle of friends.


Eugene Shephard
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Thursday, 10 Jan. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz

MARSHALL, Minn., Jan. 9. - Eugene Shepard, son of C. P. Shepard, formerly register of the United States land office at this city, and brother of E. S. Shepard, county auditor of this county, died last evening at the home of his father in this city. The deceased was a single man and highly respected here.


Alberta Simons
Source: Duluth News Tribune (24 Nov. 1906) transcribed by FoFG MZ

MARSHALL, Minn., Nov. 23. - Alberta E. Simons, wife of George R. Simons, and daughter of Hon. L. S. Kiel, the oldest resident of Lyon county and a member of the board of county commissioners of Lyon county, is dead at her home in this city. The deceased was born in this country in 1870, her father having settled here in 1868. She was married in 1869 and is survived by her husband and two sons. She died of consumption.


Margaret Sorge
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, January 18, 1904; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Word was received in West Duluth of the death at Balaton, Minn., of Mrs. Margaret Sorge, who formerly lived her with her daughter, Mrs. J. HJ. Laubach. The latter attended the funeral, which was held in Reedsburg.


Ethallinda Suckerson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Friday, 24 Nov. 1905; transcribed by FoFG mz

MARSHALL, Minn., Nov. 23. - Mrs. Ethallinda Suckerson died here yesterday at 12 o'clock from heart failure. She was 86 years of age. She was a lineal descendant of Sir Francis Drake, prominent in early American history.


Ole Swanson
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (MN) October 6, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
BALATON, MINN. - Ole Swanson, a farm hand, shot and killed himself because he was tired of living.


Glen Tate
Source: Duluth News Tribune (24 Nov. 1906) transcribed by FoFG MZ

MARSHALL, Minn., Nov. 23. - Glen Tate, son of Hon. George Tate of Balaton this county, died at the home of Charles E. Patterson in this city, of gastric fever. Mr. Tate was a young man of bright promise and a general favorite where known. He was in his senior year in the Marshall high school, and his sudden death, after only two days sickness, has caused universal sorrow among his many friends and companions in the school and community.


Fredie Trudeau
Source: Winthrop News (MN) Aug. 2, 1923, page 6; submitted by Robin Line.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blass and Marcella Blass attended the funeral of Mr. Blass's nephew, Fredie Trudeau, at Tracy, Saturday. The burial was at New Ulm.


John Hendrick Wang
Source: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Tuesday, 7 May 1918; transcribed by FoFG mz

John Hendrick Wang, one of the prominent pioneer settlers of Oak Park township, Marshall county, Minn., died yesterday morning, according to advices from there last night.

Mr. Wang who had made his home to the town of Oak Park for 37 years, was born at Eidsvold, Norway, on October 1, 1847, and was therefore at his death over 70 years of age. He was one of the prominent men of the township and occupied several important positions in the township government and was at his death township clerk.

The deceased leaves besides the widow, 12 children and a sister, Mrs. K. Gunderson.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Rev. L. N. Hoogland officiating.


William Webb
Source: New Ulm Review (MN) Sept. 10, 1879, page 3; submitted by Robin Line
Fatal Casualty.
EXPLOSION OF A THRESHING MACHINE BOILER IN LYON CO. ONE MAN INSTANTLY KILLED.

FORTUNATE ESCAPE OF A DOZEN OTHERS.
Special Correspondent of the Pioneer Press.

Marshall, Minn., Sept. 5.-A sad accident has just happened at the Youman farm, two and one-half miles west of town, owned by Earl S. Youmans, of Winona, and managed by his son, C. M. Youmans. The accident occurred at 10:30 a.m. They had just finished threshing oats, and the separator had been driven away. Horses (two span) were just hitched to the engine (an Ames' straw-burn) when the boiler exploded, killing one man, William Webb, from Lyon county, Ia. He was blown in the air, struck on the barn, and rolled off a terrible mangled corpse, one ankle broken and body mutilated. William Cutts, who was sitting in the driver's seat ready to start, was blown up, but escaped but slightly bruised. The engine stood forty-five feet east of the barn, the boiler lay one hundred feet southwest of where the engine stood spread out flat; the cylinder and driving power was imbedded in the ground seventy-five feet southwest from the explosion, and the smoke stack about two hundred feet south. Parts and pieces are lying in all directions. A wagon was overturned that was standing some distance from the explosion, and the smoke stack about two hundred feet south. Parts and pieces are lying in all directions. A wagon was overturned that was standing some distance from the explosion. Two of horses were terribly mangled; one has been shot and the other they are trying to save. The engineer stood near, and he says that there was 115 pounds of steam on, very little fire and two gauges of water, all that he could use; knows no reason for the explosion; tried the water, looked at the fire and steam; Webb was standing at the side of the engine at the time of the explosion. The roof of the barn is torn in a number places by flying pieces. No one else was hurt, though a dozen were standing within fifty feet under a shed at the side of a barn. All the town are flocking up to see the effect.


Ransom F. Webster
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, Minn.) Monday, 8 Jan. 1900; transcribed by FoFG mz

Marshall, Minn., Jan. 8. - Ransom F. Webster, a pioneer resident and familiar figure here for a quarter of a century, died Saturday evening from laryngitis, aged 82. He was a comrade in the Grand Army. The funeral will be held to-morrow under Grand Army auspices.


Eleanor Weed
Source: Seattle Daily Times (WA) Aug. 21, 1949; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
MRS. HARLEY WEED
Funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor Weed, 59 years old, 12039 23rd Av. S., will be held at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the Olivet Congregational Church. She died Friday. Burial will be in the Riverton Crest cemetery, arranged by the Georgetown Funeral Home.

Mrs. Weed, who was born in Garvin, Minn., came to Seattle ten years ago.

he is survived by her husband, Harley; a son, Gordon Weed; two daughters, Mrs. Loren Currie and Mrs. James McCormick, all of Seattle; a sister, Mrs. Jonathan Lewis, Garvin, Minn., and five grandchildren.


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