Obituaries for Tuesday, March 28, 2006

2006-03-28T00:00:00Z Obituaries for Tuesday, March 28, 2006Daily News staff Winona Daily News
March 28, 2006 12:00 am  • 

Arnold G. Hanson | Hildegarde M. Volkman | Dorothy E. 'Dee' Dublin | Loretta M. Kulas | Edward Valentine Jr. | Raymond Rolbiecki | Elmo P. Stutlien | Vilah D. Duerkop | Bernard A. Loftus | Marvin W. Oesau | Nadine Lucille (White) Kelsey | Robert J. Sikorski

Arnold G. Hanson

May 30, 1914 - March 26, 2006

PIGEON FALLS, Wis. -Arnold (Arnie) G. Hanson passed away Sunday,

March 26, 2006. He had been surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren since his hospitalization March 20 at Tri-County Memorial Hospital, Whitehall, Wis.

Arnold was born May 30, 1914, to Charles and Karen (Kolden) Hanson on their farm in Sand Lake Coulee near Onalaska, Wis. He attended Sand Lake country school, graduated from Onalaska High School and attended La Crosse Teacher's College.

On June 17, 1941, Arnold married Victoria Waller at Hardies Creek Lutheran Church. They lived in Onalaska, where he delivered milk for Krause Dairy. In September 1945, they moved to the Kolden Homestead north of Pigeon Falls, which is now owned by their grandchildren, Karla and Kristoff Ausderau. Retiring from farming in 1975, Arnold then worked for the American Dairy Association and the United Bank of Osseo.

Besides his family, community was important to Arnold. He was involved in the following organizations: Pigeon Falls Creamery Board, Caswell School Board, Trempealeau County Fair Board, Farm Bureau Board, Trempealeau County Association of Cooperative Board, Land O' Lakes Cooperative District Board, Pigeon Falls Fire Department Board, Trempealeau County 4-H Executive Board, Pigeon Falls Lions Club and the Pigeon Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Arnold is survived by his wife, Victoria Hanson; his children, Claire (Shirley) Hanson of Whitehal, Mary (Gary) Nelsestuen of St. Paul, Margaret (Bruce) Ausderau of Whitehall, and Carol Hanson of West Salem, Wis.; 11 grandchildren, Carl Hanson of Gilbertsville, Ky., Carmen (Gary) Markgren of River Falls, Wis., Al (Andrea) Hanson of Strum, Wis., Sue (Michael) Richards of Stoughton, Wis., Shannon (Tracey) Leer of Blair, Wis., Cassie (Jeff) Hammond of Ettrick, Wis., Amber Leer of Whitehall, Kari (Bill Lehman) Nelsestuen of Portland, Ore., Kent (Beaty) Nelsestuen of Colorado Springs, Colo., Karla (Todd Powers) Ausderau of Los Angeles and Kristoff (fiancée Nikki Gago) Ausderau of Whitehall,; 11 great-grandchildren, Kara, Tori and Elisha Gilbert, Samantha and Abbigail Leer, Tyler and Damen Hammond, Sydney Lehman, Anika and Anya Nelsestuen and Jackson Powers.

He is survived by brothers-in-law, Marvin Olson and Jess Olson; sisters-in-law, Alice Aleckson, Ruth Hanson, Mary Frels, Irene Waller and Leona Waller; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Arnold was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Conrad Hanson and Orville Hanson; and sisters, Palma Goodwin, Thelma Olson and Esther Olson.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery, both in Pigeon Falls. Pastor Dale Moe will officiate.

Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall and also one hour prior to the services at the church Wednesday.

Hildegarde M. Volkman

July 9, 1926 - March 26, 2006

LEWISTON, Minn. -Hildegarde M. Volkman, 79, of Lewiston died Sunday, March 26, 2006.

She was born July 9, 1926, in La Crosse, Wis., to Alfred and Clara (Ferden) Semmen. Hildegarde was raised in Highland Prairie in rural Peterson, Minn., where she attended church. She graduated from Peterson High School. On Aug, 26, 1944, she married Hubert Volkman. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewiston, where she was a member of the Dorcas Society. Hildegarde enjoyed gardening, rides in the country, helping Hubert and being in the outdoors.

She is survived by three sons, Gary (Patricia) Volkman of Utica, Minn., and Bruce (Sharon) Volkman and Mark (Dawn) Volkman, both of Winona; nine grandchildren, Heidi (John) Taylor of Red Wing, Minn., Michelle (Dan) Piispanen of Aiken, Minn., Lisa (John) Tuerk of Owatonna, Minn., Erin Volkman of Lewiston, Amy (Brian Bunke) Volkman of Winona, Josh (Nichole Donovan) Volkman of Winona, Alicia Volkman of Winona, Nicole (Tim) Lebakken of Trempealeau, Wis., and Abby Volkman; two stepgrandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Hildegarde was preceded in death by her husband in 2001 and her granddaughter Katie Volkman in 1999.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewiston, with the Rev. David Fisher officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hoff Funeral Homes-Lewiston Chapel and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.

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Dorothy E. 'Dee' Dublin

May 27, 1912 - March 26, 2006

Dorothy E. "Dee" Dublin, 93, of Winona died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Lake Winona Manor.

Dorothy was born May 27, 1912, in Winona to August and Bertha (Stark) Buermann. She married John C. "Jack" Dublin on Sept. 26, 1941, in Winona and was a lifelong Winona resident.

She was a bookkeeper at Superior Heating and Roofing Co.

She is a member of St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was a greeter and a financial teller for 35 years. She was also a member of Westfield Golf Club and its Hall of Fame.

She is survived by a son, Richard (Cathy) Dublin, Minneapolis; granddaughter Heidi (Tom) Nordell; grandson, Henning Dublin; sisters-in-law, Ruth Bolton and Ruby Buermann; special friend, Patricia McGuire; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; eight brothers; and six sisters.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, at St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Vernon Kettner officiating. Entombment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Martin-Myhre Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund or donor's choice.

Loretta M. Kulas

Loretta M. Kulas, 88, St. Anne Extended Healthcare, Winona, and formerly of 1709 W. Mark St., died Sunday March 26, 2006, at St. Anne Extended Healthcare.

She was born Feb. 1, 1918, in Arcadia, Wis.

She married James M. Kulas; they had two sons.

Service will be at noon Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Winona.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home, where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation on Friday from 11 a.m. to noon in the visitation commons at St. Mary's Church.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Winona.

Edward Valentine Jr.

Edward J. Valentine Jr., 91, of 730 W. Fourth St., Winona, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Lake Winona Manor.

He was born May 7, 1914, in Newark, N.J.

He married Elaine E. Kuka; they have two daughters.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home.

Visitation from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Raymond Rolbiecki

Raymond Rolbiecki, 76, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at St. Michael's Lutheran Home in Fountain City, Wis.

Arrangements are pending with Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Home.

Elmo P. Stutlien

BLAIR, Wis. - Elmo P. Stutlien, 79, of rural Blair died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis.

Arrangements are pending with Jack Funeral Home in Blair.

Vilah D. Duerkop

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. - Vilah D. Duerkop, 91, of Chisago City, Minn., and formerly of Fountain City died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Margaret Parmly Residence in Chisago City.

She was born Sept. 20, 1914, in the town of Lincoln, Buffalo County, Wis. She married Marvin M. Duerkop; they had one son.

A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at St. John's United Church of Christ, Fountain City.

Visitation will from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday at Fawcet-Junker Funeral Home in Fountain City. Burial will be in Alma (Wis.) Public Cemetery.

Bernard A. Loftus

DOVER, Minn. - Bernard A. Loftus, 92, of Dover died Monday, March 27, 2006, at St. Isodore Care Center in Plainview, Minn.

He was born Nov. 29, 1913, in McIntyre, Iowa. He married Leora Mueller and had 13 children.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Eyota, Minn. Burial will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Eyota.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hoff Funeral Homes-St. Charles Chapel. Friends may also call one hour before services at the church on Thursday. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Marvin W. Oesau

COCHRANE, Wis. - Marvin W. Oesau, 81, formerly of Cochrane died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Pepin Manor in Pepin, Wis.

Arrangements are pending at Talbot Family Funeral Home - Cochrane Chapel.

Nadine Lucille (White) Kelsey

CHATFIELD, Minn. - Nadine Lucille Kelsey, 95, died March 24, 2006, at Chosen Valley Healthcare Center in Chatfield.

She was born in April 9, 1910, in Auburn, Neb. She married Charles J. Kelsey and had one daughter.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union, Iowa. Interment will be in the West Union Cemetery.

Burnham-Wood Funeral Home in West Union assisted the family with arrangements.

Robert J. Sikorski

Robert J. Sikorski, 80, 811 W. Mark St., died Monday, March 27, 2006, at St Anne Extended Healthcare.

A Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 30, at St. Casimir Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

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