Obituaries for June 28, 2001

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 28, 2001

Obituaries published in the June 28, 2001 edition of the Austin Daily Herald:.

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Obituaries published in the June 28, 2001 edition of the Austin Daily Herald:

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Norma Lenoch, 80

Norma Lenoch, 80, of Austin, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

She was born April 7, 1921, in Albert Lea to Nels and Anna (Harmandson) Tangen.

She married Warren L. Lenoch on Aug. 3, 1943, in Phoenix City, Ala.

She was a department manager at Sears and a member of Ramsey Golf Course. She enjoyed playing on the women’s league.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carol Humphries and her husband, Robert, Downers Grove, Ill.; a son, Larry Lenoch, Rochester; two sisters, Valberg Roggensack; Astrid Hansen; both of Manly, Iowa; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren, in 1997 and her brother, Thelmer Tangen.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2001, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Pat Toschak officiating. The casket bearers will be Paul Lenoch, Bob Humphries, Ron Roggensack, Jeff Schwalbe, Roger Hansen and Lisa Cumber.

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, June 28, 2001, at Mayer Funeral Home and one hour before the service at the church on Friday.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

Donald Richard Mensing, 74

Donald Richard Mensing, 74, of rural Blooming Prairie, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, in Austin.

He was born Feb. 18, 1927, in Owatonna, the son of Alvin and Helen (Erno) Mensing.

He was raised in Owatonna.

He married Ramona Jensen on March 12, 1949, in Owatonna, where the couple made their home.

He worked for the Owatonna Street Department and for O.M.C. (now Mustang) in Owatonna until he retired.

He worked for Green Thumb at the Interstate 35 rest stop near Hope.

He enjoyed camping, traveling and stock car racing.

Survivors include a son, Alvin Mensing, Austin; a daughter, Cindy Fisher and her husband, Douglas, Bixby; brothers, Robert Mensing and his wife, Marcy, Austin; Ronald Mensing and his wife, Norma, Owatonna; Larry Mensing, Warsaw; sisters, Dorothy Robison and her husband, Ralph, Springfield, Ill.; Joan Marik and her husband, Ervin, Faribault; Pauline Loveless, Pontiac, Ill.; Mona Gedicke and her husband, Pete, Owatonna; a grandson; nieces and nephews.

He also had a special friend, Darlene Hanson, Austin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ramona; a granddaughter and a sister.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2001, at Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna with intern Steve Perkins officiating.

Visitation: There will be no reviewal or visitation.

Interment: Owatonna Memorial Gardens.

Alyce Pratt, 90

Alyce Pratt, 90, formerly of Austin, died Monday, July 25, 2001, at Twin Rivers Care Center, Anoka.

She was born Feb. 13, 1911, in Worthington to Manly and Mabel Thornton.

She graduated from Worthington High School in 1929 and attended Midway School of Nursing.

She was a nurse at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1933.

She married Roland Pratt in October 1940.

They moved to Austin in 1942. She worked at St. Olaf Hospital for 12 years, many of which she was the evening supervisor for the entire hospital.

After Roland died in August 1971, Alyce moved to Florida.

She was active in the Christ United Methodist Church in Bradenton and Treasure House.

In 1997, Alyce moved to Anoka to be closer to her family. She lived at Walker Plaza and later on at Twin Rivers Care Center.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Thornton and Nancy Pratt, Delavan, Wis.; daughter and son-in-law Priscilla and Kerry O’Rourke, Ramsey, Minn.; brother, George, East Lansing, Mich.; sister, Joyce, Plymouth, Mich.; sister-in-law, Ruth Thornton, Storm Lake, Iowa; sister-in-law Beth Thornton, Gaithersburg, Md.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Pratt.

Services: 2 p.m., Saturday, June 30, 2001, at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Austin, with the Rev. Patricia Toschak officiating.

Interment: The body will be cremated.