Obituaries for January 21, 2003

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Webster Johnson, 87

Webster Johnson, 87, of Lyle, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center, Austin.

He was born Dec. 25, 1915, to John O. and Mathilda (Arneson) Johnson in Lyle.

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He graduated from Lyle High School in 1934, attended the University of Minnesota for three years then returned to Lyle to farm. He began a dairy operation and delivered milk door to door in Lyle. Later he raised beef cattle and crop farmed.

On Jan. 14, 1940, he married Marlys Richardson. They had seven children.

Webster served on the Lyle School Board, was a Mower County Commissioner, former member of Lyle Lions Club and member of Lyle Legion. He was a lifelong member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lyle where he was baptized, confirmed and married.

He enjoyed playing cards, watching sporting events and spending time with family. He also enjoyed traveling and spent 15 winters in McAllen, Texas.

Survivors include wife, Marlys; sons, John (Dolly) Johnson, Lyle; Roger (Maryann) Johnson, West St. Paul; Douglas (Jane) Johnson, Cottage Grove; Jerry (JoAnn) Johnson, Corcoran; daughters, Judith (Donald) Ransom, Lyle; Jacqueline (Dennis) Miller, Mankato; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lawrence, Odin and Chester; and a son, Robert.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. today, Jan. 21, 2003, at the funeral home and Wednesday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lyle with the Rev. Barbara Finley-Shea officiating. Casket bearers will be Daniel Ransom, Jason Johnson, Todd Johnson, Mathew Johnson, Gregory Johnson and Christopher Miller.

Interment: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona, Iowa.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Carl C. Haag, 89

Carl Charles Haag, 89, of Austin, formally of Elkton, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at Comfort Care Good Samaritan Center, Austin.

He was born April 20, 1913, in Fonda, Iowa, to Charles and Anna (Groth) Haag.

On March 15, 1940, he married Marjorie Plymesser in Taopi.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, Austin; children, Marcelle (Ivan) Hodson, Farmington; Robert (Constance) McCullough, Jordan; Darlene (Lee) Eddy, Brookings, S.D.; Charles (Diane) Haag, Prior Lake; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Maude Pruisan, Decorah, Iowa.

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

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at the funeral home and Thursday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Austin with the Rev. Ray Shepard officiating.

Interment: LeRoy Lutheran Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home, LeRoy.

Tracey Lee Hensley

Funeral services for Tracey Lee Hensley, of Harrison-burg, Va., formerly of Austin, were held Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Covenant Presbyter-ian Church, Staunton, Va.

Miss Hensley died of cancer on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at a Harrisonburg hospital.

Tracey Lee Hensley was born on April 5, 1966, in Staunton, Va. and moved with her family to Austin, Minn. shortly after. She grew up in Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1984. During her years in Austin, she was an active member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

She attended Concordia College, Moorehead, Minn., and Eastern Mennonite University at Harrisonburg, where she graduated in 1989.

Tracey was a gifted singer and was a member of several choirs in both Minnesota and Virginia.

Surviving are her father, Gary (Brenda) Hensley of Staunton, Va.; mother, Carol L. Hensley of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Alexis Hensley of San Diego, Calif.; stepsister, Angela Rodriguez; stepbrother, Tim Kipps; and grandmother, Lavon Linhoss, all of Staunton, Va.; aunts and uncles, Linda (Joe) Harter of Staunton, Va.; William (Debbie) Nelson of Beloit, Wis.; Richard (Shirley) Nelson of Austin; Gary (Lucille) Nelson of Austin; David (Sheryl) Nelson of Rochester; special cousin, Tim Miller of Austin; and other cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and an aunt.

Tracey loved her friends and relatives and was loved by all who knew her.

Memorials are suggested to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin, or the Eagles Cancer Telethon.