Obituaries for Sept. 8, 2002
Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 7, 2002
John T. Nordby, 94
John T. Nordby, 94, of Moscow, Minn., died Thursday, September 5, 2002, at Good Samaritan Center in Albert Lea.
He was born March 2, 1908 to John S. and Thea Olava (Stoa) Nordby in Moscow Township.
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He attended School District 120 and farmed the family farm all his life.
John was baptized and confirmed at Moscow Lutheran Church where he was a lifetime member.
He was an usher, Sunday School teacher and served on Church Council and was a deacon for many years.
He was always willing to help people and cared for his nieces and nephews.
The owner of the first mounted corn picker in the area, John also had a corn sheller and shelled corn for people, cut grain and still found time to do some traveling.
He was a member of the Farm Bureau and served on the School Board.
Survivors include brothers Emil Nordby, Austin, Marvin Brekke, Austin; sisters Ruth Arnetveit, Northwood, Iowa, Bertha Hanson, Albert Lea, Palma Ulland, LaPorte; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, several young siblings, brothers Adolph Nordby and Erling Brekke, and sister Sylvia Gilbertson.
Visitation: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2002, at the funeral home and at the church one hour before the service.
Service: 10 a.m., Monday, at Moscow Lutheran Church, 25826 870th Avenue, Austin, with the Rev. LaDonna Ekern officiating.
Interment: Moscow Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.
Fred Heiny, 53
Fred Heiny, 53, son of former Austin resident, Kathryn Heiny and the late Deane Heiny, died on Sept. 5, 2002, in Seattle, Wash., after a long illness.
Fred is survived by mother, Kay Heiny, and sister, Mary Heiny, along with aunts, uncles and cousins.
Fred was a wonderful musician and leaves us with many beautiful musical memories. He will be sadly missed.
Condolences may be sent to: Kathryn (Kay) Heiny, c/o Aranas Adult Family Home, 17028 4th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155.
A memorial service will be held at Clallum Bay, Wash. on Sept. 14.
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Assoc.
Cremation arrangements are being made by Bleitz Funeral Home, 316 Florentia St., Seattle, WA 98109.