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Obituaries from the week of September 27, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Verne Sharratt, 82

Funeral services for Verne Sharratt, age 82, of Balaton will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2000 at Balaton Methodist Church, Balaton, MN.

Visitation will be at the Almlie Funeral Home in Balaton from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Balaton, with Almlie Funeral Home of Balaton handling arrangements.

Verne Luella Fern Patterson Sharratt was born December 30, 1917 to Walter and Mary Patterson at Opstead, MN. She attended school at North School in Opstead and Isle High School. She was baptized at the Opstead Baptist Church.

She moved to Balaton, MN with her sister, Gladys Johnson, and later married William Mumby in 1933. They became the parents of one daughter, Betty, and three sons, Ronald, Todd and Robert.

Verne operated a restaurant in Balaton and also provided home care for a number of patients in her own home. In the 1950s, the family moved to San Diego, CA, where Verne studied to become a beautician. Upon returning to Balaton, she opened a beauty shop in her home called Verne's Beauty Capers.

Verne was married to Lyle Sharratt on September 8, 1970. They made their home in Balaton;
Verne loved flowers, gardening, cooking and bus touring. She was a talented artist and painted many beautiful pictures. She was an avid reader and sports fan, especially during a good Twins game. Verne was known for her letter writing, especially to her sister June. These weekly journals of her daily life will be sorely missed.

She was very active in the Balaton Methodist Church where she will be fondly remembered.

Verne became ill in August and passed away on September 22, 2000 at Weiner Memorial Medical Center in Marshall, MN.

Her survivors include her husband, Lyle Sharratt, daughter Betty (Darwin) Towne, Garvin, MN, son Robert Mumby, Arlington, SD; sisters, Gladys Johnson, Balaton, June (James) Pearson, Foreston, MN; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, William Mumby, sons Todd and Ronald, sisters Florence (Pat) Eng, Irene Zbaeren, Alta Erlie and Olive Bjorklund, brothers Howard and Vernon Patterson, Lloyd and Leonard Johnson and Oliver (Johnson) Everette.

Lyle Peterson, 67

Funeral services for Lyle Peterson, age 67 of Tracy, will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 28 at Tracy Lutheran Church, Tracy, MN.

Visitation will be at the Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 27 with a Prayer Service at 8 p.m.

Lyle Lynn Peterson was born May 9, 1933 to Anton and Sylvia (Strunk) Peterson in Lyon County, Garvin, Minnesota. He grew up in the Garvin area and was baptized and confirmed at Garvin Congregational Church. He received his education attending Garvin Public School.

In 1950 he enlisted in the Army and served as a Sergeant with the 293rd Engineer Construction Battalion and the 370th Engineer heavy Equipment Company, with headquarters in Baumholder, Germany.

On June 11, 1954, he and Elmina (Mickie) E. Ingalls were married at Garvin Congregational Church. Places of residency included Oldham, SD, Adams, MN and Dodge Center, MN before moving to Tracy, MN in 1968. He resided there until the time of his death on September 25, 2000. He was 67 years old.

During his lifetime he worked as a salesman for Moorman Feeds, as a building contractor, lumber yard manager and a partner in Tracy Auto Bath. He was a member of the Legion, VFW and Eagles' Clubs. He served as treasurer for Bethel Community Cemetery Association, a Ducks Unlimited Committee member and a member of Tracy Lutheran Church.

His hobbies included collecting model cars and birdwatching.

He is survived by three daughters, Lynn (Bill) Gautsche, Eau Claire, WI; Cindy (Les) Backus, Stewartville, MN; Kelley (Paul) Erickson, Northfield, MN; two sons, Keith (Pam) Peterson, Tracy, MN and David (Tammy) Peterson, Tracy, MN; three brothers, Ray and Art Peterson, Tracy, MN; Carl Peterson, Balaton, MN; three sisters, Eleanor Payne, Tinley Park IL, Nina West, Nelson, MN; Eva Stidham, Paragould, AR; brother-in-law, Mike Ingalls, Neligh, NE, sister-in-law, Lora Lee, Denver, CO; 14 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mickie and three brothers.

Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery, Garvin, MN with Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling arrangements.

Robert Weinberg, 69

Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 23, 2000 at Zion Lutheran Church in Tracy, MN for Robert Weinberg. Rev. Norman Madson officiated. Amanda Madson was organist.

Casket bearers were Donald Cohrs, Herbert Dahl, Allen Kramer, Arlen Thomas, Robert Weilage and Steven McCormick.

Military honors were presented by the Tracy American Legion and Tracy VFW.

Robert Dean Weinberg was born July 12, 1931 in Dickinson County, Iowa to Henry and Bessie (Estes) Weinberg. The family lived on farms near Spirit Lake and Lake Park, IA and then moved to Murray County, MN. Bob attended rural schools in Iowa and Murray County and graduated from Tracy High School in 1948.

He served his country in the Korean Conflict from 1948 to 1952. Bob farmed for a few years at Tracy and then was employed in a factory in Minneapolis, MN.

On June 1, 1956, Bob and Joan Johnson were married at Wallingford, IA. To this union two children were born.

Bob was baptized into the Christian faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Spirit Lake, IA and affirmed his faith in the Rite of Confirmation at Zion Lutheran Church in Tracy. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

During his younger years he enjoyed hunting and trapping.

Bob had been a resident of the Minnesota Veteran's Home in Luverne, MN for the past four years and it was there that he died on Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at the age of 69 years.

Bob is survived by one son, Lynde Weinberg of Lompoc, CA; one daughter Rose Salas of Lompoc, CA; two brothers, Derald of Currie, MN and Estel of Tracy, MN; one sister, Nylene Shelstad of Madison, MN; four grandchildren, Christina, Matthew, Phillip and Melissa and one great-granddaughter, Jazmine.

His parents, two brothers, Arthur and Albert and one sister, Vivian Bettendorff preceded him in death.

Interment was at the Tracy City Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Almlie Funeral Home, Tracy, MN.