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Obituaries from the week of November 1, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Fern A. Krueger, 73

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000 for Fern A. Krueger at St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church in Balaton, MN.

Rev. Mark Zander officiated with Lois Zander as organist.

Casket bearers were Kent Krueger, Rick Anderson, Dennis Keifer, LaVern Holm, Jerry Towne and Roland Sigurdson.

Fern Adele Krueger was born June 29, 1927 in Yellow Medicine Township of Lyon County, Minnesota, to Otto and Ann (Thompson) Sigurdson. The family moved to a farm near Balaton and Fern attended Balaton public schools and graduated from Balaton High School in 1945. She was then employed by the Balaton Press-Tribune.

Fern was married to William A. Krueger on November 25, 1945 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. They made their home on a farm south of Garvin in Murray County. Her husband died in 1975 and Fern moved into Garvin to live.

She had worked as a bartender at several area businesses.

Fern was baptized in the Icelandic Church and was confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church where she was a member.

Her interests included reading, crossword puzzles and she enjoyed time spent with family and friends.

Fern died on Saturday, October 28, 2000, at the Tyler Hospital, at the age of 73 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Karen Dutcher of Balaton; one son and daughter-in-law, Bill, Jr. and Karen of Jesup, Georgia; one grandson, Chad Dutcher of Spokane, WA; two granddaughters, Dawn Lanners of Balaton and Casey Buxton of Edmond, OK; four brothers; two sisters; six great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and cousins and a very special friend, Tom Anderson.

Her parents, husband, three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Interment was at Lakeside Cemtery with Almlie Funeral Home handling arrangements.

John Schoo, 78

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 31, 2000 for John D. “Jack” Schoo, at St. Columba Church in Iona, MN. Msgr. Paul Evers officiated with Sharon Lais as organist. Song leader was Lloyd Winter. The pallbearers were all of his grandchildren.

Jack Schoo was born on August 17, 1922 at Iona, MN to John and Theresa Weyker Schoo. He grew up on farms near Iona and attended St. Columba School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the European Theater during WWII. Following his discharge, he returned to the family farm with his dad.

On August 3, 1955, he and Babe Wieck were married at St. Columba Church in Iona. Following their marriage they farmed the family farm west of Iona, MN. They retired and moved to a home in Fulda in 1985. Jack continued to help his son, Don, farm.

Jack passed away at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD on October 28, 2000 at the age of 78.

He was a member of St. Gabriel's Church in Fulda and formerly of St. Columba where he had served on the building committee. He belonged to the Iona VFW and was a former member of the Knights of Columba. Jack enjoyed playing cards and spending time wit his family, grandchildren and many friends.

Survivors include his wife, Babe of Fulda; four children and their spouses: Twyla and Larry Roos of Pipestone, MN, Diane and Steve Schreier of Tracy, MN, Jeanette and Phil Schreier of Currie and Don and Melissa Schoo of Iona; 11 grandchildren: Ryan and Kristin Roos, Jennifer, Jason, Michelle and Michael Schreier, Travis, Pam and Josh Schreier and Jackie and Jamie School; four sisters, two brothers and their spouses: Donna Mae and Dean Deegan of Anchorage, AK, Rusty and Bill Fahle of San Diego, CA, Yvonne Redman of Austin, TX, Gladys and Wally Reisdorfer of Faribault, MN, Leon and Mary Schoo of Waterloo, IA and Joe and Kay Schoo of Plymouth, MN.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Phil, Jim and Ronnie, and sisters, Adeline Meyer and Millie Russell.

Interment was at St. Columba Cemetery, Iona with military honors accorded by the Iona VFW.

Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton handled arrangements.