Obituaries for Saturday, April 29, 2006

2006-04-29T00:00:00Z Obituaries for Saturday, April 29, 2006Daily News staff Winona Daily News
April 29, 2006 12:00 am  • 

Hannah L. Spitzer | John James Tlougan | Earl J. Ryan

Hannah L. Spitzer

June 25, 1918-April 26, 2006

ST. CHARLES, Minn. - Hannah L. Spitzer, 87, of

St. Charles died Wednesday evening, April 26, 2006, at Whitewater Healthcare Center in St. Charles.

Hannah was born June 25, 1918, in Lewiston, to Charles and Lena (Olson) Fabian. She and Louie Spitzer were married on March 18, 1937, in

St. Charles. The couple farmed in the St. Charles area until moving into town in 1957. Louie died Aug. 31, 1990. Hannah entered Whitewater Healthcare Center in 2002.

She belonged to St. Matthew Lutheran Church in St. Charles and was active in Lady's Aid. Hannah also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and the

St. Charles Senior Citizens.

Survivors include two daughters, Darlene (Harold) Money of Auburn, Ga., and Helen (Jeff) Hirschey of Winona; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Spitzer of St. Charles; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her husband, Louie, Hannah was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth; four grandchildren, Rick Pierce, Bradley Spitzer, Gary and Vicki Money; two brothers, Alfred and Emil Fabian; a sister, Thelma Schreiber; and a daughter-in-law, Joanne Spitzer.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at

St. Matthew Lutheran Church in St. Charles, with the Rev. Michael Hart officiating. Burial will follow services at Hillside Cemetery in St. Charles. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hoff Funeral Home's-St. Charles Chapel. They may also call one hour before services on Monday at the church.

Please share a memory on Hannah's online guest registry at www.hofffuneral.com.

John James Tlougan

John James Tlougan, 89, of Winona died at his home April 26, 2006.

He was born June 1, 1916, in Plainview, Minn., the son of Anthony V. and Mathilda W. (Hardtke) Tlougan.

He was united in marriage with Elizabeth J. "Betty" Gebhard, Oct. 9, 1948, in West Milwaukee, Wis.; she died Dec. 1, 1984.

John attended St. Mary's College and in 1941 joined the U.S. Army, was commissioned first lieutenant in 1943 and served until World War II ended. He was called up from the Reserves to serve during the Korean Conflict and at the end of the Korean Conflict returned to the Reserves until 1984, being discharged after 33 years of service.

He was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Parish and its Holy Name Society, life member of the Noon Lion's Club and served as former president of the District and Local Lions Club, Knights of Columbus Council No. 639, Sierra Club, C.F.M and C.E.F. and American Legion Leon J. Wetzel Post No. 9.

In 1952, John started the Tlougan Rusco Window Co. in Winona, which is presently run by his son, Pete, who still benefits from his mentor.

He is lovingly survived by his four sons, Tim, John A., Peter and Anthony Tlougan, all of Winona; two daughters, Terri (George) Lambaere of Owatonna, Minn., and Julie (Bryan) Stenzel of Wells, Minn.; 12 grandchildren, John, Emily, Matt, Ted, Ben, Kate, Josh, Sarah, Liz, Paul, Joseph and Jacob; a sister, Margaret King of Renton, Wash.; nieces; nephews; and a special niece, Mary Schmidt of Cape Coral, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and 13 brothers and sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2006, at St. Teresa Campus in the Chapel of the Angels, the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery with full military honors provided by the American Legion Leon J. Wetzel Post No. 9.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Home and Monday at the St. Teresa Campus one hour prior to the Mass. Recitation of the rosary will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, honorary pallbearers, the B Club.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be given to the American Cancer Society and MCCL.

John loved his family, his faith and his country.

A Watkowski-Pronschinske funeral service.

Earl J. Ryan

Earl J. Ryan, 89, of Rochester died Friday, April 28, 2006, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Hoff Funeral Home's-

St. Charles Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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