Obituaries for Thursday, July 8, 2004

2004-07-08T00:00:00Z Obituaries for Thursday, July 8, 2004Daily News staff Winona Daily News
July 08, 2004 12:00 am  • 

David Vernon Messman | Aliyah Marie Stanek-Johnson | Lylas K. Rasmussen | Paulette Hagenbart | Adele L. Ties | Timothy James Hunt

David Vernon Messman

David "Dave" Vernon Messman, 95, of 1455 West Broadway, Apartment 223, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Saint Anne Extended Healthcare.

He was born Nov. 27, 1908, in Dakota, Ill., to David and Edith Jane (Hutchison) Messman. He graduated from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa, in 1932, and from the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering, Madison, in 1934. In 1936, Dave married Edith Bear in Cedar-ville, Ill. She died in 1995. In 1996, he married Lucille Thern in Winona.

Dave worked as a structural engineer for the Southern Railway in Knoxville, Tenn., Charlotte, N.C., Washington D.C., and Atlanta, and was eventually promoted to engineer of bridges. After retiring from the Southern Railway in 1974, he continued to work as a consulting engineer with Ralph Whitehead Associates until 1996. He was a member of the American Railway Engineering Association and a member emeritus of the Committee on Steel Structures.

An avid french horn player, Dave was a member of the Charlotte, Knoxville and Oak Ridge symphony orchestras. Dave served as an Army Reserve officer in the Army Engineer Corps from 1936 to 1946.

He was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Winona.

Dave's family and friends will remember with fondness his patience, humbleness, quick wit, creative genius and high standard of intregrity. He was a devoted and loving father, husband and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille; daughters Martha (Larry) Stearns of Charlotte, N.C., and Laurel (Jim) Pennycuff of Bowling Green, Ky.; grandchildren, Kristen (Scott) McCann of Bowling Green, Ky., Kathryn (Glenn) Richardson of Louisville, Ky., Carl (Jazmin) Stearns of Southern Pines, N.C., and Laura (John) Hodnette of Charlotte; six great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Joy (Dan) Rambo of Mayville, Wis., Danne (Fred) Morgan of Winona, Royal (Janice) Thern of Wading River, Long Island, N.Y., and Michael (Barbara) Thern of Winona; 18 stepgrandchildren; and 29 stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edith; daughters, Virginia and Linda; and brothers Rodney and Wilbur.

Dave's family is grateful to Dr. Arnold Fenske and the staff of Winona Clinic and Saint Anne for the care they gave to Dave and the support they gave to his family.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2004, at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, Ill.

Friends may call from 3:30 p.m. until the start of the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to Central United Methodist Church, Saint Anne Extended Healthcare, Winona Symphony Orchestra and Winona County Humane Society.

Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Winona.

Aliyah Marie Stanek-Johnson

Aliyah Marie Stanek-Johnson, infant daughter of Angela Stanek and Lonnie Johnson, was stillborn July 5, 2004, at Community Memorial Hospital.

Aliyah is survived by her parents, Angela and Lonnie; maternal grandparents, Larry and Karen Stanek of Winona; paternal grandparents, Carol Johnson of Buffalo City, Wis., and Bernard Merchlewitz of Lewiston, Minn.; maternal great-grandmothers, Joyce Vick of Galesville, Wis., and Mary Stanek of Winona; paternal great-grandmother, Neva Vorbeck of Winona; aunts, Deanna Malesker, Crystal Stanek, Stacey Stanek, Stephanie Stanek, Chastity Stanek, Chelsey Stanek, Ashley Stanek, Autumn Stanek, Tiffany Stanek and Tammi Strumka; and uncles, Aaron Stanek, Adam Stanek, Christopher Stanek, Andrew Stanek and Duke Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandfathers, Duane Savoy and John A. Stanek; and paternal great-grandparents, Edward Vorbeck and Joseph and Rose Merchlewitz.

Private family services will be held. Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Winona.

Lylas K. Rasmussen

Lylas K. Rasmussen, 84, of rural Mabel, Minn., died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at Harmony Healthcare in Harmony, Minn. Arrangements are pending with Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel.

Paulette Hagenbart

Paulette Hagenbart died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at Sauer Medical Home. Arrangements are pending with Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Home.

Adele L. Ties

LEWISTON, Minn. - Adele L. Ties, 99, of Lewiston died Tuesday, July 6, at Lewiston Villa.

Adele was born Dec. 3, 1904, in Hillsdale Township, Winona County, to Henry and Elizabeth (Mueller) Prigge. She married Oscar Ties on Nov. 20, 1927, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Silo, Minn. The couple farmed in Hillsdale Township before moving to Bethany, Minn., in 1956. In 1969, they moved to Bear Creek Valley, Minn. Oscar died Sept. 4, 1999.

Adele worked for Altura Rex Turkey until her retirement. She was an avid quilt maker, was generous and always was willing to help others. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was active in Lutheran Women Missionary League.

She is survived by six children, Garnet (Clifford) Olson of Minneapolis, Eileen Stever of North St. Paul, Minn., LaVern (Marjorie) Ties of Lewiston, Charlotte (Roland) Pasche of Rollingstone, Minn., Kathleen "Kitty" (Ray) Pong of Denver, Colo., and Susan (Bob) Bain of Lewiston; two daughters-in-law, Donna Ties of Lewiston, and Gloria Ties of Winona; 32 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Frieda Fischer of California, and Erna (Ken) Dulley of Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Rosalie; two sons, Eldor "Jim" and David; a son-in-law, Frank; a granddaughter Martha; five brothers; and a sister.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Silo, with the Rev. Ronald Prigge officiating. Burial will follow services in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hoff Funeral Homes-Lewiston Chapel and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Memorials are preferred to the donor's choice.

"She Lived to Proclaim the Love of Jesus."

Timothy James Hunt

BRILLION, Wis. - Timothy James Hunt, 41, of Brillion entered his heavenly home Tuesday, July 6, 2004.

He was a Christian. He placed all his hope of life hereafter in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Jesus' death and resurrection gave Tim's life meaning and made his death a peaceful passage into eternal life in heaven. For Tim to live with Christ and to die is gain.

He was born Dec. 29, 1962, in San Diego, Calif., to Natalie (Mueller) Hunt and the late Charles Hunt.

He married Cindy Henrickson on June 1, 1985, in Bloomington, Minn. Tim served as a teacher and then principal at Trinity Lutheran Church, Brillion, and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy; mother, Natalie Hunt of Brillion; children, Alex, Jenny, Emily and Carrie, all at home; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Jan Henrickson of Bloomington; three brothers, Chuck (Pam) Hunt of Tyler, Minn., Randy Hunt and fiance, Shirley Grassell, of Ocala, Fla., and Bill (Donna) Hunt of Farmington, Minn.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim (Patti) Henrickson of Dallas, Texas; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles, and his grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church, 235 W. Water St., Brillion, with the Rev. Ross Henzi officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services today at the church.

Wieting Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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