Ruth R. Anderson Aug. 6, 1916 - July 4, 2008
DAWSON -- Ruth Rosadelle Anderson, 91, of Dawson died Friday at Johnson Memorial Home in Dawson. The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Baxter in rural Dawson. Interment will be in the Dawson Cemetery. Visitati...
DAWSON -- Ruth Rosadelle Anderson, 91, of Dawson died Friday at Johnson Memorial Home in Dawson.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Baxter in rural Dawson. Interment will be in the Dawson Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hanson and Dahl Funeral Home in Dawson and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
She was born Aug. 6, 1916, in Riverside Township, rural Dawson, to Ole and Johanna (Huseby) Hauge. She attended country school in District 18.
She married Omer Anderson on May 7, 1937. They farmed in Baxter Township. They moved into Dawson in 1955. She worked at Dawson Bakery and Pearson's Co-op Cafe. She became a resident of Johnson Memorial Home in 2004.
She was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Baxter.
She is survived by a daughter: Phyllis (and Gerald) Lund of Richfield; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and a brother: Merlin "Buster" Hauge of Sleepy Eye.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1979 and 10 siblings.
BENSON -- Dorothy Margaret Tolifson, 90, of Benson died Friday at Golden living Center in Benson.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson. Interment will be in Benson City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and for one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
She was born Nov. 16, 1917, in Lacrosse Township, near Heron Lake, to Jacob and Dorothy Wagner Hornickel. She grew up on the family farm and attended school through the eighth grade at Sacred Heart Catholic School. She worked on the family farm and did child care.
She married Olen Einer Tolifson on May 29, 1942, in Appleton. The farmed north of Benson.
She was a member of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her children: Charles Tolifson of Benson, Dale (and Sandy) Tolifson, of Benson, Keith (and Lynn) Tolifson of Benson, Dennis (and Sally) Tolifson of Farwell and Diana (and Stan) Olson of Benson; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and sisters: Fritz Dorphinghaus, Gertrude Knorr and Evangeline (and Clarence) Simonson.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters.
EDEN VALLEY -- George B. Ruprecht, 85, of Eden Valley died Friday at Assumption Home in Cold Spring.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Dingmann's Eden Valley Funeral Home.
He was born April 3, 1923, in Richmond to Jacob and Marie (Nistler) Ruprecht.
He married Angela Dehn on July 27, 1946, in Rogers. She died in 1992. He married Mary Dombrovski on Sept. 16, 1995, in St. Cloud.
He served in the United States Air Force during World War II. Upon separating, he farmed and worked at Cold Spring Granite Company, retiring in 1988.
He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and was active in Catholic Aide, St. Joseph's Society and on the cemetery board. He was also a member of Eden Valley Senior Citizens, Cold Spring American Legion Post 455 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 622 of St. Cloud.
He is survived by his wife; children: Doug of Pine City, Laureen (and Ken) Schindele of Cold Spring, Michael (and Mary) Ruprecht of Cambridge, Diane (and Dick) Doll of Willmar, Bruce (and Marlene) Ruprecht of Grove City, and Janell (and Gary) Sommers of Spicer; brothers: Robert Ruprecht of Eden Valley, Hurbert Ruprecht of Elk River and Leonard Ruprecht of Coon Rapids; a sister: Marie Moss of Ostego; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife; a son: Allan; a brother; and a grandson.
BIRD ISLAND -- Alice Margaret Meier, 86, of Bird Island died Tuesday in Monument, Colo.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bird Island. Burial is in the church cemetery.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 pm. today at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Bird Island and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday. Memorials are preferred to St. Mary's Church or St. Mary's School.
She was born June 17, 1922, in Olivia to John and Emma (Kubesh) Dillon. She attended Troy Township Country School and Olivia High School. She attended teachers training in Pine River.
She married Raymond G. Meier on May 28, 1945.
She taught at a single-room school house south of Olivia and later at St. Mary's School. She was a member of St. Mary's High School Board, Ladies Auxiliary and the Council of Catholic Women.
She is survived by five children: Gary of Faribault, Doug (and Tricia) of Monument, Colo., Jolene of Coon Rapids, John (and Mary) of Eden Prairie and Mark (and Tammy) of Highlands Ranch, Colo; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren: four sisters: Mary (and Willis) Laraway of Longville, Rose (and Dick) Gravelle of San Jose, Calif., Eileen (and Bill) Gass of Bird Island and Karyn (and Bill) Corley of Gold Canyon, Ariz; and a brother: Jack (and Margaret) Dillon of Denver, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a grandson and two siblings.
BENSON -- Arline A. Offerdahl, 83, of Benson died Thursday at St. Cloud Hospital.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
She was born May 16, 1925, on a farm north of Kerkhoven to Albin and Esther (Swenson) Gandrud. She attended Country School District 66 and later graduated from Kerkhoven High School. She moved to Benson in 1943.
She married George Offerdahl on April 20, 1946 in Nashua, Iowa.
They lived west of Benson. She worked at Mac's coffee bar and later at Randgard's Cafe. She worked at Darold's Red Owl store in Benson as a produce assistant for 22 years, retiring in 1988. She moved to an apartment in Benson in 2004.
She was a member of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church and was active in the altar guild, circle, Bible studies, Helping Hands and Ladies Aid. She taught Bible school. She was a member of the Swift County Historical Society and a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 1403.
She is survived by three sons: Jim (and Marcia) Offerdahl of rural Benson, Bob (and Joanie) Offerdahl of Tacoma, Wash., Lee (and Cindy) Offerdahl of Lakeville; two daughters: Kay (and Joe) Johnson of Willmar and Kathie (and John) Dziengel of Melrose; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Mona (and Hank) Swart of Spicer, and Carole (and Gordy) Freeman of New London.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son: Gary; a daughter: Nancy Ann, in infancy; and two siblings.
SPICER -- Lorene Darlene Kempthorne, 80, of Spicer died June 25.
The service will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Burial will be at North Lawn Cemetery in Iowa Falls.
She was born April 13, 1928, in Geneva, Iowa, to Rhina and Fredrick Meinberg. She moved to Spicer in 1972.
She is survived by a son: Bradley Kempthorne (and fiance Heidy Rodriquez) of Parkland, Fla.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Gerald, in 1980; and a brother.
GLENWOOD -- Shirley Jeanette Alsaker, 82, of Glenwood died Friday near Walker.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chippewa Falls Lutheran Church in Terace. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
She was born June 27, 1926, in Westport to George and Winnifred (Begg) Brown.
She married Clarence Alsaker on May 3, 1947, in Glenwood.
She is survived by her husband; children: Lavonne Pederson, Charlene (and Regan) Swedeen, Diane Hinzey, Sandra (and Robert) Hughs, Gordon (and Roxanne) Alsaker, Wanda Vickstrom, Barbara Kindseth, Gregory (and Cindy) Alsaker, and Cindy (and Mark) Soderquist; 31 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and six sisters.
She was preceded in death by other siblings.