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Obituaries from the week of January 17, 2001Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Randy Gordon, 39

Randy L. Gordon, 39 of Glenville, MN, died on Friday Jan. 5, 2001, at his home.

He was born Jan 5, 1962 in Tracy, MN, the son of Lowell and Ardell (Griffith) Gordon.

Randy married Theressa Zrelak, on Nov. 5, 1983 in Albert Lea, MN.

Surviving him are his wife, one son Matthew Gordon of Glenville, one daughter Samantha Gordon of Glenville; his father of Fairmont, MN; his mother in Worthington, MN; one brother Terry (Diane) of Albert Lea and three sisters Deb (Denny) Roth of Worthington, Brenda (Tom) Henry of Fairmont and Janelle Majewski of Colo, IA.

The funeral was at Bay View - Freeborn Funeral Home in Albert Lea.

Marie Harbo, 93

Services for Marie Harbo of Tracy were held on Monday, January 15, 2001 at Tracy United Methodist Church.

Marie was born August 16, 1908 in Sibley, Iowa to Albin and Willhemina (Schmidt) Klucking. The family moved to Walnut Grove when she was three months old. She attended Walnut Grove schools. She worked in private homes until she and Oliver Harbo were married on April 6, 1927 in Lamberton.

The couple farmed near Revere for many years. They then lived in Minnesota and South Dakota when he worked as a carpenter before moving to Tracy.

She was a member of Tracy United Methodist Church. Marie enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, her family and grandchildren.

Marie passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2001 at the Tracy Nursing Home.

Survivors include one son, Robert (Joyclyn) of Fairmont; six daughters, Mrs. Russell (Mary Ann) Carlson of Slayton, Mrs. Keye (Betty) Foster of Tracy, Alice Ozmun of Omaha, Neb., Mrs. James (Beverly) Donner of Tracy, Elsie Zimmerman of Redwood Falls and Mrs. Rodney (Joan) Byers of Revere; 42 grandchildren; many great- and great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Kate Hutzenbuler of Mitchell, SD, Nellie Peterson of Hemet, CA, Florence Nelson of Sioux City, IA and Doris Chelsee of McCook Lake, SD.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, three brothers, five sisters, one grandson and one great-granddaughter.

Jacobson Funeral Home of Tracy handled arrangements.

Harold Randall, 88

Funeral services were held on Monday, January 15, 2001 at the United Methodist Church at LeSueur, for Harold Randall, 88. Rev. William N. Kerr officiated.

Harold S. Randall was born on October 16, 1912 in Green Isle Township, Sibley County, to Ora and Emma (Rethwill) Randall. He attended country school.

He married Anna Lou Aufderhar on May 5, 1939 at the home of her parents in Tyrone Township, LeSueur County. They farmed for many years until retiring in 1977. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church and served on the church council, was a trustee, usher and served as benevolence treasurer. They were also charter members of the Wesley Club. He had served as a school board member and was a former Farm Bureau member.

Mr. Randall died on Thursday, January 11, 2001 at the Mala Stana Nursing Home in New Prague.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Lou, sons Arlee Randall and his wife, Elizabeth of Owatonna and Ray Randall and his wife, Janet of Tracy, MN; seven grandchildren, Tony, Timothy, Thomas, Robert and Mark Randall, Terri Jo Huber and Christine Kloeppner.

Interment was at the Mound Cemetery in LeSueur.

He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.