Obituaries for July 28, 2002

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 27, 2002

Charles L. Weber, 76

Charles L. Weber, 76 of Austin, died Friday, July 26, 2002, at Stacyville Community Nursing Home, Stacyville, Iowa.

He was born Sept. 10, 1925, to Henry and Agatha (Ginder) Weber on the family farm near Cresco, Iowa.

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He served three years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in England. He worked for many years as a milkman for Golden Dairy, Austin. He was a truck driver for Cedar Valley Services, Inc. for 20 years before retiring.

He married

Agnes Hemann January 10, 1953, at Visitation Catholic Church, Stacyville, Iowa,

He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Austin, for 46 years

He enjoyed his family, walking, riding, biking and working on the farm.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes Weber, Austin; sons, Richard, Austin, Russell and Lynn, Brownsdale; daughters, Gloria and Harold Bartz, Osage, Iowa, Linda and Darryl Barth, Austin; 8 grandchildren; and a brother, Wilbur Weber, LaPorte City, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and three sisters.

Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Sunday July 28, 2002 and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, July 29 at the funeral home. There will be a 7 p.m. wake service at the funeral home Sunday.

Service: 11 a.m. Monday funeral mass at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Austin, with the Rev. William Becker officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Austin with Austin American Legion Post No. 91

performing military rites.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home of Austin

Richard Francis Nemitz, 86

Richard Francis Nemitz, 86, of Austin, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

He was born Dec. 28, 1915, to Henry and Anna (Norris) Nemitz in Austin.

He grew up and attended school in the Austin area, and later served in the Army.

Returning to Austin, he worked until retirement in 1975. He moved to Remer in Cass County and worked as a caretaker at Campfire Girls Camp until 1980. He returned to Austin in 1990.

He was a member of the American Legion.

He moved to St. Mark's Lutheran Home Aug. 8, 1997.

Survivors include sons, Gary (Barbara) Nemitz, Austin; Larry Nemitz, Britt, Iowa; daughters, Judith (Karon) Smalley, Kasson; Vicky (Verne) Gutman, Greene, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley (Donald) Bergstrom, Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jack.

Visitation: At the church for one hour before the service. There will be no reviewal.

Service: 3 p.m., Saturday, July 27, 2002, at Bethlehem Free Methodist Church in Austin with the Rev. John Ewert officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Harry Franz Rappe, 89

Harry Franz Freidrich Rappe, 89 of Austin, died at Austin Medical Center Friday morning, July 26, 2002. He was born Feb. 17, 1913 to Phillip and Marie (Horstman) Rappe in Wykoff, Minnesota.

After attending Austin schools, Harry worked Hormel Foods. He married Loretta Naatz on April 21, 1934 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waltham.

A charter member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, some of his volunteer work included treasurer and serving on the church council. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and watching movies. After 42 years at Hormel, he retired in 1974 and moved to St. Marks Lutheran Home in January 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta of Austin; daughter, Janet (James) Conner of Hutchinson; son, William (Alice) Rappe of Clear Lake, Iowa; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren, sister, Mariel Faber of Austin and a niece.

Brothers, Harold and Irvin Rappe and sister, Gertrude Wyant, preceded him in death.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. July 29 at the funeral home and at the church Tuesday one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m., Tuesday July 30 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with The Rev. Robert Stohlmann officiating.

Internment: Oakwood Cemetery

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

John A. Tollefson, 41

John A. Tollefson, 41 of Blooming Prairie, died Wednesday, July 25, 2002, at his home.

John Allen Tollefson was born Nov. 15, 1960, at Marshaltown, Iowa, to Gaylord and Marilyn (Robinson) Tollefson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church.

He enjoyed cooking, reading, biking and other activities.

Survivors include parents, Gaylord and Marilyn Tollefson, Blooming Prairie, sister, Jacqueline Friesner, Blooming Prairie, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey.

Visitation: None.

Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2002, memorial service at First Lutheran Church, Blooming Prairie, with the Rev. Richard Hegal officiating.

Funeral Home: Worlein-Blooming Prairie Funeral Home.