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Obituaries from the week of November 22, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

George Hoffmann, 80

Mass of Christian Burial was held today, November 22, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. for George Hoffmann of Marshall. Services were held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father Gerald Meidl officiating.

George John Hoffmann was born on January 6, 1920 in Marshfield, WI. He was the son of Jacob and Emilie Krause Hoffmann. He graduated from St. John's High School in Marshfield in 1937 and then worked for a grocery company there.

He served in the Army in Europe during WWII where he was wounded and earned a Purple Heart Medal and a Bronze Star.

He married Marge Staples in Ghent on June 23, 1947. He was an elevator manager and District manager in Ghent, Marshall, Watertown, Pipestone and Walnut Grove before retiring from that work in 1984. He worked an additional 10 years for Schwan's. He led an active life and was a volunteer fireman, member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Lions Club, was a Boy Scout leader, lector and Eucharistic Minister for his church and a hospital volunteer.

George enjoyed golfing and reading, especially about World War II history. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

George passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000 at the Weiner Memorial Medical Center in Marshall at the age of 80 years.

He is survived by his wife Marge; daughters Mary Jo (Gene) Bossuyt, Marshall and Jane (John) Carlson, Golden Valley, MN; a son Mark Hoffmann of Worthington, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Interment was held at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN with Rehkamp Funeral Home of Marshall handling arrangements.

Madge Michelsen, 87

Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 2 p.m. for Madge Michelsen, at the Tracy United Methodist Church. Rev. Alan Bolte officiated with organist Allen Pierson.

Casket bearers were David Senst, Tom Bromann, Marlin DeBerg, Jim Gumto, Jim Frahm and Paul Frahm.

Madge Lucille Michelsen was born March 30, 1913 to Bert and Effie (Reed) Ferguson in Vienna Township of Rock County, Minnesota. She attended public schools and graduated from Magnolia High School in 1932.

Madge was married to Walter Frahm on November 14, 1934 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They made their home on a farm at Magnolia, MN. To this union two children were born. Walter died in 1965.

On May 27, 1969, Madge married Willie Michelsen at Princeton, MN. They too lived on a farm at Magnolia. In 1975, Willie died and Madge continued to live on the farm until moving to Tracy in 1987. She became a resident of the Prairie View Healthcare Center in July 2000.

Madge was a homemaker but for a time worked for the Campbell Soup Company in Worthington.

She had been a member of the Kanaranzi Ladies Aid and the Rebecca Circle and was presently a member of the Tracy United Methodist Church and the Martha Circle.

Her interests included gardening, reading, playing cards, fishing and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Madge died on Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at the Tracy Area Medial Services, at the age of 87 years.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Darla and Melvin Wille of Lucan, MN; daughter-in-law, Connie Frahm of Ellsworth, MN; sister, Helen Curran of St. Paul, MN; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Her parents, both husbands, one son, Dennis and one brother preceded her in death.

Interment was at Ashwood Cemetery in Kanaranzi, MN on Monday, November 20 with Almlie Funeral Home handling arrangements.


Evelyn Quillin, 85

Funeral services were held in Minneapolis for a Revere native, Evelyn A. Quillin, 85, of Minneapolis. She died Nov. 9.

Mrs. Quillin married Milo Quillin of Tracy on Oct. 14, 1948. Milo Quillin succeeded Annie Hockenhull as proprietor of a Tracy candy store on Fourth Street, about a half-block of the Tracy Headlight-Herald office, after World War II.

Mrs. Quillin was born June 27, 1915. After attending Mankato Normal School to earn a teaching certificate, she taught school in Waseca, Ely, and Minneapolis. She later worked at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital as a station secretary.

In her retirement, she enjoyed gardening, home, church and families activities. For the past three years she has lived at Mount Olivet Careview Home of Minneapolis.

She is survived by her son, Dan Quillin and wife Mary Hinz-Quillin; daughter Kathleen Hagen and husband Jeff, grandchildren Michael and David Quillin, brother John (Vivian) Fick; sisters Jean Dahltorp, Catherine (E) Williamson and Shirlee Eilefson; sisters-in-law Fatt and Frankie Fick, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her husband, Milo; brothers Myron, Lewis, Lawrence and Graham Fick; sisters Alberta Wiggins and Gertrude Hamm preceded her in death.

Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Cleone Mickelson

Funeral services were conducted in Osseo on Nov. 12 for Cleone (Nybo) Mickelson of New Hope.

The 1946 graduate of Tracy High School died after a long bout with cancer. She worked at the Osseo American Legion and managed Dick's Bar in Minneapolis for many years.

She was preceded in death by former husband Marlowe; parents Gilbert and Ida Nybo; brothers Raymond Nybo and Luverne Nybo; and a sister Germaine Buchholz.

She is survived by a son, Dean; granddaughters Natalie and Chance; a brother, Lelyn Nybo; sisters Myrtle Collins and Elaine Ebsen; a special friend Bill Unger; and numerous nieces and nephews.