Obituaries for June 16, 2002

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 15, 2002

Arlene F. Hopfe, 86

Arlene F. Hopfe, 86, of Austin, died Friday, June 14, 2002, at Sacred Heart Care Center.

She was born July 6, 1915 in Buckeye, Iowa to Charles and Pauline (Awe) Ulrich. She graduated from Austin High School in 1933. She married Orval V. Hopfe on June 2, 1934 in Minneapolis. She was employed at Hormel, Elam's Jewelry Store, Carriage House and managed the Goggins Candy Store.

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She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Guinta, Chicago; three grandsons; eight great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law Maydene McDonald and Beth Meyer.

She was preceeded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Wilma Hilker; brother, Wally Ulrich.

Visitation: At the church Monday one hour before the service.

Service: 11:30 a.m., Monday, at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Patricia M. Toschak officiating.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin

Memorials: Austin Hospice Program

Harold H. Rich, 87

Harold H. Rich, 87, of LeRoy, died Friday, June 14, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

He was born May 3, 1915 in rural North Loup, Neb., to Murray and Dora Rich. He attended school in rural North Loup and also attended the University of Nebraska for two years. On Jan. 29, 1941, he married Norma Hall in Ord, Neb., After their marriage they moved to Toulon, Ill., and then to Minneapolis in December 1941 where he was employed by the Northern Ordinance Co.

In June 1946 they moved to LeRoy, Minn., where they opened a Gamble Store. He later started a fertilizer business and was the first dealer of anhydrous ammonia in the area. He also started the bowling alley in LeRoy. Rich and his son opened Rich Grain Service in Chester, Iowa.

Harold and his wife enjoyed spending their winters in Mesa, Ariz.

Survivors include his wife, Norma, LeRoy; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Sharon, LeRoy; daughter, Diane Domino, Lakeville, Minn., seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, one son-in-law, three brothers and two sisters.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, June 16, at the funeral home and at the church one hour before the service.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Monday at First Presbyterian Church, LeRoy, with Pastor Kay E. Steddom officiating.

Interment: LeRoy Cemetery

Funeral Home: Hindt Hutchins Funeral Home, LeRoy

Tillie Oldenkamp, 84

Tillie Oldenkamp, 84, of Oakland, died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin.

Oldenkamp was born May 14, 1918, to Haring (Henry) and Sieberrige (Sadie Dykstra) Bremer in Ocheyedan Township, Melvin, Iowa. She attended rural schools in North Dakota. On Dec. 15, 1937, Tillie married Bert H. Oldenkamp in Marion, N.D. The couple lived on a farm in the Oakland area for more than 37 years. She worked at the Minnesota Sheriff's Boys Ranch from 1966 to 1978. She was a member of the Oakland Lutheran Church, the Church Circle and WELCA. Oldenkamp enjoyed reading, quilting and the neighborhood bible study.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Sadie and Kenneth Andersen, Lyle; Lillian and Neil Johnson, Sargeant;

Evelyn and Jeffrey Murray, Worthington; sons and daughters-in-law, Herman and Karen Oldenkamp, Oakland; Henry and Barbara Oldenkamp, Oakland; Howard and Gayle Oldenkamp, Austin; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Van Bruggen, Valley City, N.D.; Alice Flim, Albert Lea; Florence Thompson, New Richland; Sadie and Ed DeJong, Arizona City, Ariz; brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry Bremer, Ellendale, Peter Bremer, Eugene, Ore., Jeppe and Charlotte Bremer, Geneva; John and Lu Bremer, Seattle; Sidney and Audrey Bremer, Albert Lea; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Oldenkamp was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter and a son-in-law.

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday June 17 at the funeral home and at the church one hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday at Oakland Lutheran Church with Pastor LaDonna Ekern officiating.

Interment: Hollandale Cemetery

Funeral Home: Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home