Obituaries for April 2, 1999

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 2, 1999

Obituaries published in the Freday, April 2, 1999, edition of The Daily Herald:.

Thursday, April 01, 1999

Obituaries published in the Freday, April 2, 1999, edition of The Daily Herald:

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Edward Boettcher,

Edward Gustaf Boettcher, 91, 700 N.W. 1st Dr. Austin, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at Burr Oak Manor in Austin.

He was born April 18, 1907 in Delmont, S.D. to Christian and Christina (Kraft) Boettcher. He married Madelyn Paulson in January, 1940. He worked at Geo. A. Hormel & Co. for 41 years. he was a member of the Eagles and a bowling league and St. Olaf Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Harlan and Eileen Lysne, Austin, John Lysne, Austin, Brian and LaDonna Boettcher, Mankato, Gary and Donna Boettcher, Bullhead City, Ariz. Michael Boettcher, Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Richard Tracy, Austin; 15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren brother John Boettcher; sister, Martha Boettcher, both of Pierre, S.D.; nieces, nephew and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife Madelyn; four brothers; one sister; one grandson; and one step-son.

Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. James I. Mikkelson officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call at Worlein Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Monday and one hour before the service on Tuesday.

Caroline Durben

Caroline Durben, 87, a resident of St. Mark’s Lutheran Home, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at the Austin Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 24, 1911 at home in Johnsburg in Adams Township to Anton and Kate (Adams) Mullenbach. Caroline was only three pounds at birth, her loving parents placed her in a shoe box and kept her warm in the oven. She enjoyed growing up in the country on a farm with her brothers, sisters and cousins nearby. She enjoyed picking and eating blackberries in the nearby woods. As a young adult Caroline was a housekeeper for Mr. and Mrs. Nicolson of Austin. She and Stanley Durben were married August 31, 1943 at St. Augustine Catholic Church. As a young couple they enjoyed dancing at the Oasis and dining out with friends. Fifty years ago, Stan and Caroline built a two car garage with and apartment above, south on Highway 105, and started an auto repair and gas station business. The business grew and developed into over-the-road truck repair and sales. There they raised three sons and a daughter. She enjoyed holidays by preparing all the traditional foods for family and friends. She was a member of St. Beatrice/St. Patrick Unit and Rosary Council. Party line Club and Girls’ birthdays gave her opportunities to play 500, which was a passion she enjoyed up to the time of her death.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Donna (David) Schieck, Waltham; three sons Silvan Durben, Austin, LaVern Durben, Minneapolis, Donald Durben, Austin; a sister Malinda (Tong) Schultz, Thorp, Wis.; two sisters-in-law, Christina Mullenback, Adams, rose Mullenbach, Osage, Iowa.

She is preceded in death by Stanley P. Durben on Feb. 19, 1999; three sisters, Hilda Mullenbach, Clara Wehner and Celesta Juenger; three brothers, Vincent Mullenbach, Clemens Mullenbach and Ernest Mullenbach.

Casket bearers will be Todd Alger, Jay Alger, Dan Braaten, Teresa Bratsch, Frances DeBoer Mark Durben, Honorary casket bearers will be Lucille Braaten and Gene Wehner.

Service: A funeral mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 5, 1999 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery

Visitation: There will be a 4 p.m. CCW Rosary and a 7 p.m. wake service on Sunday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-8 p.m. and also from 9-10 a.m. on Monday.

Ted Colescott

Ted E. Colescott, 96, Austin, died April 1, 1999 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Ted G. and Kathryn N. Colescott, Rochester; daughter and son-in-law Gwen C. and John E. Mullen, Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren; sister, Sydney Colescott, Kokomo, Ind.; many nieces and nephews.

Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 5th at First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Patricia M. Toschak and Rev. Becky Jo Thilges officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Sunday from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers family prefers memorials to the Ted and Inez Memorial Scholarship Fund, The First United Methodist Church, or to one of many service organizations in which he was active.

Joseph Duren

Joseph U. Duren, 59, of Stacyville, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at his home.

He was born on July 28, 1939 in Stacyville the son of John and Mary (Weber) Duren. He grew up and lived in the Stacyville area his entire life. he married Violet Wilde on Sept. 24, 1960, at Stacyville. They farmed and he had a sand and gravel business. He was always there to help his friends and neighbors in their time of need. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Violet, Stacyville; three sons Mark Duren and his two sons Shawn and Allen, Stacyville, Brian Duren, Stacyville, Todd Duren, Plattsburg, Mo.; three sisters Madgline Blaser, Austin, Percilla Kiefer and her husband Vernon, Adams, Olga Thurnau and her husband John Jr., St. Ansgar; six brothers E.R. Duren and wife Irene, Austin, Steve Duren and wife Jeanette, Austin, Ray Duren, Osage, Otto Duren and his wife Joyce, Lyle, Hugh Duren and wife Barbara, Arlington Heights, Ill., John Duren Jr., Osage, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Gerald, a nephew and a great nephew.

Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 1999 at the Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville with the Father Gregory Leif and Father Joseph Schneider officiating.

Interment: Visitation Catholic Cemetery

Visitation: 4:30-8 p.m. Friday at the church hall. there will be a 7 p.m. scripture service. Visitation will be also be on held one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Champion Funeral Home, Osage is in charge of the arrangements.

Amreta M. Joel

Amreta Mary (Trembley) Joel, 79 of 1803 5th Ave. S.W., died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at her home.

She was born Sept. 24, 1919, in Delavan to Ira and Marie (Willette) Trembley.

On Feb. 20, 1939, she married Noble Fred Joel at Delavan and the couple moved to Austin in 1943.

Survivors include her husband, Noble Fred Joel, Sr., Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, Noble Fred Jr. and Ann Joel, Chattanooga, Tenn., Maurice and Pat Joel, Mankato, Edward and Sue Joel, North Platte, Neb., David and Debra Joel, Austin; daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Larry Clark, Austin, Sharon and Bob Bednar, Austin, Suzanne and Bruce Vaith, Manchester, Renae and mark Raimann, Austin; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Frances Dunn, Fairmont, Doris Pahl, Blue Earth, Sister M. Rochelle, Mankato; brothers, Paul Trembley, Austin; step-mother, Rose Trembley; three half sisters, a half-brother and a step-brother.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, a sister, Jeanette, and a grandson, Daniel Joe.

Service: 1 p.m. Monday, April 5, 1999, funeral Mass at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Austin, with the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Casket bearers will be grandsons, Robert Rice, Jr., Bret Joel, Thomas Bednar, Craig Joel, Tony Bednar, Jeremy Joel and Joshua Joel.

Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Sunday, April 4, 1999, at Mayer Funeral Home and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, 1999 at the church prior to services. A 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 4, 1999, wake service will also be held at Mayer Funeral Home.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home of Austin.

Lillian Painter

Lillian Painter, 94, Austin, died this morning at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

Funeral arrangements pending with Clasen-Jordan Morturary and will be announced later.

Elsie Schulz

Elsie H. Schulz, of Austin, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at Bear Creek Rehab Center in Rochester.

She was born August 19, 1906 to Carl and Augusta Schieck. She was baptized August 26, 1906 at Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church by a Pastor Hitzman near Lewiston. When she was eight months old, her parents immigrated to Almont, N.D., where they took up a homestead. She went to instructions at an Evangelical Lutheran Church near Judson, N.D. was confirmed Nov. 20, 1921, by The Rev. Ralph Schwicht. In 1927 she moved back to the Waltham area where she became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. she was married to Ernest Schulz Sept. 26, 1928. she became a member of the Ladies Aid soon after marriage and remained a member throughout her life. She sang in the choir for 25 years, taught Sunday School for many years as well as Vacation Bible School.

Survivors include daughter, Lorraine (Mrs. Lowell) Fahrman, Rochester, Helen (Mrs. John) Wassel, Miami, Fla., Arlene (Mrs. E.R. Greenthaners, Tucson, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren; three sister, Gertrude Ahrens, Indianapolis, Ind., Adelaide Dorn, Lewiston, Pauline Holle, New Salem, N.D.,; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, one sister, and one grandchild.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church of Waltham with The Rev John F. Perling officiating.

Interment: at the church cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call at Worlein Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Sunday and at the church one hour before the service.

Mable Srsen

Mable M. Srsen, 88, of Route 1, Blooming Prairie, died Wednesday afternoon, March 31, at St. Olaf Hospital in Austin.

Survivors include sons, Richard Srsen, Owatonna, David Srsen, rural Blooming Prairie; daughters and sons-in-law, Delores and Victor Wanous, Owatonna, Marlys and Sylvester Wencl, Owatonna, Barbara and Jim Klecker, Owatonna; ten grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.

Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at Holy Trinity Catholic church at Litomysl with Father Michael Ruthenberg officiating.

Interment: National Bohemian Cemetery of Blooming Prairie.

Visitation: Friends may call at Blooming Prairie Funeral Home from 3-8 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 1999 and at the church one hour before the service. There will be a wake service at 7 p.m. on Monday.

Anton Wellik

Anton F. Wellik, 89, of Austin, formerly of the Elkton and Grand Meadow area, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in Santa Paula, Calif.

Visitation: Monday evening, April 5, at the Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow.

Services: Tentatively set for Tuesday at Dexter United Methodist Church. More detailed arrangements will be in Sunday’s Herald.