Obituaries for Nov. 3, 2002

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 2, 2002

Paul D. Andersen, 68

Paul D. Andersen, age 68, of Rose Creek, died Friday, November 1, 2002 at his home.

Paul was born October 23, 1934 in Austin, Minnesota to Theodore and Ethel E. (McCorkell) Andersen.

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He resided in the Rose Creek and Austin areas where he attended school in the 101 District Lyle Grade School and Austin High School.

From 1957-1959 Paul was in the United States Army, stationed in the States and Germany.

On August 25, 1979 he was united in marriage to Patricia Bryant at the Fellowship Methodist Church in Austin.

Paul worked in construction as a laborer and cement finisher most of his life. He also farmed with his brother.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, trips to Kentucky and trips to Grand Marais, MN.

Survivors include his wife: Pat Andersen, Rose Creek; two daughters: DeAnna Andersen, Rose Creek, Danielle (Ed) Steidl, Austin; son: Jason (Chrissie) Bryant, Madisonville, KY; three grandchildren: Colton Brown, Manssa Steidl and Dylan Steidl; two brothers: Ted Andersen, Lansing, MN, Kenneth (Sadie) Andersen, Lyle, MN; mother-in-law: Robbie Britt, Madisonville, KY.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: William Dale Andersen, Leonard &uot;Jack&uot; Deike and Merle P. Andersen; father-in-law: Eskew Britt; brother-in-law: Mike Bryant.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002 at Mayer Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Smith officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday and one hour before the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Tuesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91.

The honorary casket bearer will be Bill Limepage. The casket bearers will be Jason Bryant, Edward Steidl, Raymie Smith, Bill Niesen, Steve Hjelmen, Kelly Deike and Al McDowell.

Pearl Martinson Jovaag, 99

Pearl Martinson Jovaag was born May 5, 1903 to the Reverend Andrew and Anna Martinson in Honan Province, China.

She came to America at age 18 and attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. She then received her nursing degree from Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago, Ill.

She married the Rev. J.O. Jovaag August 26, 1928 in Belmont, Iowa.

She was a true helpmate to her husband as he served congregations in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Gonvick, MN, Lakefield, MN, St. James, MN, Springfield, MN, and after retirement at St. Olat Lutheran, Austin, MN, Central Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN and many small parishes in Texas and Louisiana.

She had a true and sincere interest in each person she met and never tired of hearing their life stories while sharing her faith.

She was a concerned, dedicated loving mother to her six children, a good and faithful wife, a sterling friend and a bright and shining light wherever she went.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jonas, her son Jon, She is survived by her sons Harold (Shirley), Orlando, Fla., and Rev. Arvid (Lois) Jovaag, Austin; her daughters Corinne Bustad (M. Arthur), St. Paul, Jan Jovaag Ansorge, Austin, and Joy Ling Hill (Ted), Newport News, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

We remember her laughter, her soft velvety hands, her unending concern for her children and her extensive and lifelong correspondence. We treasure our memories.

We thank those who cared so lovingly for our mother these past two years. She was at peace and felt safe in her assisted living quarters and finally in her nursing home room where she was attended by &uot;angels of mercy".

Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, 4:30 p.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Home Chapel with The Rev. Greg Mannel and The Rev. Harold Deye officiating. Visitation is from 3 p.m. until time of service. Pianist will be Kathy Mannel and soloists will be Adam Ansorge and Kathy Mannel.

Casket Bearers: Jon Jovaag, Adarn Ansorge, Seth Ansorge Jovaag, Eirad Jovaag, Marcus Bustad, Jonas Bustad.

Memorials are preferred to St. Marks Lutheran Home Chaplaincy Fund.

A second service will be held Tuesday 10:30a.m. at St Anthony Park Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN with The Rev. Glen Berg-Moberg officiating. Organist will be Dorothea Ofstadahl and soloist will be Adam Ansorge.

Interment will be in Sundown Lutheran Cemetery in Springfield, MN.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Lena Myrtle Moffit, 96

Lena Myrtle Moffit, 96, of Austin died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002 at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center where she had resided for three years.

She was born March 6, 1906 in Sibley, Iowa to Albert and Elizabeth (Dingle) Buchan and grew up in that area.

On July 21, 1925 she married Robert Moffit in Adrian, Minn.

They moved to Austin in 1944.

She worked for Raymond's Nursing Home and later Burr Oak Manor, for many years.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was involved in the Relief Society.

She enjoyed making jam and playing cards.

She is survived by daughter Nettie (Clayton) Nei, Austin; son David (Gail) Moffit, Rio Rancho, N.M.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother Henry Buchan, Austin; sister Rose Bloom, Rose Creek.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters and two brothers.

Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at the funeral home and one hour before the service.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Monday, at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Flatt officiating.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Louise B. Aldahl, 85

Louise B. Aldahl, 85, formerly of Austin, died Monday, October 21, 2002 at the Mountain View Care Center in Tucson, Ariz.

She was born November 24, 1916 in Faribault to William and Vera (Nugent) Bednar.

She attended and graduated from Austin High School.

On June 6, 1936 she married Richard Murphy in Austin and later married Torkel Aldahl, also in Austin.

She was a homemaker.

Louise had a passion for her family, especially her grandchildren, traveling, music and swimming.

Survivors include daughters Janice Murphy, Austin, Mary Ann (Richard) Jorgenson, Tuscon, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, brother Bill, sister Margaret Drennen, granddaughter Diane Murphy, great-grandson Joshua Jorgenson and son-in-law David Murphy.

Visitation: From noon until the time of the service on Friday, October 25, 2002.

Service: 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2002 at Mayer Funeral Home with Father William Becker officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Austin.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

Ronald W. Youngmark, 60

Ronald Walter Youngmark, 60, died Monday, Oct 7, 2002, at his home.

Born December 29, 1941, in Van Nuys, Calif., he lived in Fallbrook for 28 years. He was the co-owner of Ron's Red Eye Saloon. He established the Fallbrook Taxi Co. and Fallbrook Transportation.

Mr. Youngmark was preceded in death by his father, Walter A. Youngmark, in 1969 and brother Arden D. Youngmark, in 1978.

He is survived by his mother, Ione Youngmark of Austin, Minn.; daughters and sons-in-law Margaret and Raul Rodas of Bloomington, Ill., and Ann and Randy Jusczak of Moose Lake, Minn.; brother and sister-in-law Richard and Ann Youngmark of Cleveland, Texas; sisters and brothers-in-law Pamela and Tim Wagner of Austin, Minn., Donna and David Becker of Houston, Minn., Linda Youngmark of Grimes, Iowa, and Peggy Youngmark of Minneapolis; grandchildren Corey and Sydney Rodas, and Caitlin, Alyssa and Adrianna Jusczak; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, November 9, 2002, at Grandview Cemetery, Austin, Minn.

A luncheon will be served following at Ramsey Golf Club.

Fielding S. Holmes, 40

Fielding "Fred" Stephen Holmes, of Austin, formerly of Owatonna, died Oct. 30, 2002, at his home of an apparent heart attack.

He was born March 1, 1962, in Kansas City, Kan., to Fielding and Marcia (Johnson) Holmes.

He was a member of Owatonna High School graduating class of 1981. He continued his education at Austin Vo-Tech from 1982 to 1984, studying carpentry and sales and marketing. He then went to work for R.C. Bliss Ford in Faribault as part of their sales team. Later he worked at Usem's Chevrolet and Mel Saxton Ford in Austin, also in sales. For the past five years he worked at Hormel Foods.

He enjoyed spending time with his son and doing outdoor activities, camping with him. He also enjoyed carpentry work and woodcarving. He was a former member of the Jay-Cees.

Survivors include son, Jake Holmes, Austin; Jake's mother, Janet Lamaack, Austin; parents, Fielding and Marcia Holmes, Owatonna; sisters and brothers-in-laws, Susan Holmes, Medford, Ore.; Lee Ann and Johnny Fugaban, St. Paul; Marie Prigge, Red Wing; nieces.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Visitation: One hour before the service at the church on Sunday. There will be no reviewal.

Service: 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 512 South Elm, Owatonna, with the Rev. Thomas Hargesheimer officiating.

Interment: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Owatonna.

Funeral Home: Brick-Meger Funeral Home, Owatonna.