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Obituaries from the week of January 12, 2000Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Lyle Fredericks, Sr., 62

Funeral services were held on Monday, January 10, 2000 for Lyle D. Fredericks, Sr. at Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy. Minister was Rev. Homer Dobson with Richard Stelter as organist and soloists Summer Anderson and Gene Dold.

Honorary bearers were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren Mardi Charlton, Denny Bartlow, Sarah Bartlow, Lyle Fredericks, III, Nick Fredericks, Ashley Fredericks, Mandy Mumm, Josh Mumm, Matthew Fredericks, Mason Fredericks, Tasha Charlton and Kalob Hays.

Casket bearers were Bob Anderson, Steve Struchen, Rod Benson, Charlie DeSchepper, Harvey Rykhus and Duane Maeyaert.

Lyle Dean Fredericks, Sr. was born September 11, 1937 to William and Hertha (Henkel) Fredericks at Tracy, Minnesota.

He attended Tracy public schools.

Lyle was married to Delores Filter on October 9, 1953 at Brookings, SD. They made their home in Tracy and Lyle was employed at the Tracy Elevator for 33 years, until he was forced to retire due to failing health.

Lyle was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church and later re-affirmed his faith in the Rite of Confirmation at Tracy Lutheran Church.

Lyle was a loving husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed his time spent with family. His other hobbies and interests included fishing, hunting, woodworking, rose gardening, watching the news and changing his flag pole with seasonal flags.

He died on Thursday, January 6, 2000, at the Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, at the age of 62 years.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Delores; three daughters and their spouses, Rhonda Fredericks of Tracy, Theresa and Darwin Bartlow of Balaton, and June and Mike Mumm of Tracy; three sons and their spouses, Lyle, Jr. and Shirley of Mankato, William and Wendy of Allen, TX and Dean and Becky of Mankato; one brother, Joe Jackson of Tracy; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.

Burial was at the Bethel Cemetery in Custer Township. Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handled arrangements.

Glenn Christensen, 76

Glenn “Flea” Christensen, 76, of rural New Ulm, died recently at the Olivia Nursing Home.

He was born Oct. 30, 1923, to August and Atley (Schlottman) Christensen in New Ulm. He grew up in New Ulm and attended public schools. He graduated from New Ulm High School in 1941 and entered the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in Europe and Africa during World War II. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to New Ulm for a short time. He then operated a grocery store and locker plant in Balaton for a few years. He also owned and operated a meat locker and dairy business in Tracy in the 50's. He returned to New Ulm where he worked for Schell's Brewery, Canterbury Downs, and a member of the State Fair Mounted Patrol. He also worked as a groundskeeper for the New Ulm Country Club. He was a member of the American Legion and the American Quarter Horse Association.

Glenn is survived by a special friend Doris Furness of New Ulm; son Jim and Barbara Christensen of New London; daughters and sons-in-law Jane and Rodney Reed; Judy and David Sheets of Loveland, Colo., six grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Sharon and Leo Tutewohl of Farmington; one nieces and several nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son Robert Christensen; grandson Nickel Reed; brother Wallace Christensen; and sister-in-law Lenore Christensen.

Bruce A. Nordstrom, 57

Services were held on Monday, January 10, 2000 at 11 a.m. for Bruce Nordstrom at the United Methodist Church in Walnut Grove, MN.

Officiating was Pastor Michael Smith.

Casket bearers were Ron Kuehl, Steve Ourada, John Doubler, Jerry Herder, Harris Heggerston and Kenneth M. Anderson.

Bruce A. Nordstrom, age 57, of Revere and formerly of Walnut Grove passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at the Tracy Hospital.

Bruce Alan Nordstrom was born at Tracy, MN on April 19, 1942 the son of Victor W. and Grace I. (Nelson) Nordstrom. The family made their home on a farm in the Walnut Grove area. Bruce graduated from Walnut Grove High School in 1960 and attended Gustavus College for a time. He then made his home in Willmar for several years and in 1995 he entered the Revere Home where he has lived since.

Bruce was a member of the Walnut Grove United Methodist church. He was a wonderful baseball and basketball player.

Bruce is survived by his mother, Grace, of Walnut Grove, one brother and his wife William and Janet Lea Nordstrom of Edina, MN; one sister Mrs. Al (Karen) O'Bryne of Northfield, MN; two nieces and one nephew and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Jacobson Funeral Service of Walnut Grove and Tracy handled arrangements.