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

Floyd Iverson, 101

Funeral services were held for Floyd Iverson on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook, MN. Rev. William Klavetter officiated. Organist was Jocelyn Wester.

Casket bearers were John Rykhus, Roger Polkow, David Rykhus, Bill Baune, Terry Iverson, David Bierman and Larry Iverson.

Floyd Iverson was born November 25, 1899 to Peter and Mary (Christensen) Iverson in Springfield Township, Cottonwood County near Heron Lake, Minnesota. He grew up on the family farm, where he learned the ways of farming and mechanics, and received his formal education attending country school.

On December 1, 1922, he and Hazel Miller were married at the Lutheran Church in Windom, Minnesota. They lived in Tracy their first year of marriage, and Floyd worked at the Chevrolet Garage. He returned to Springfield Township where he farmed for 13 years. In 1935, following the farm sale, they moved to Westbrook where they started their own business, the W.N.A.X. Service Station, later changing it to a DX Service Station. In 1944 he closed the station and started farming once again. He farmed until he retired to care for his wife. Hazel died in August of 1980, following 57 years of marriage.

Floyd was baptized into the Lutheran faith in 1927 at Wilder, MN. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. During his leisure time, Floyd enjoyed anything to do with mechanics, in addition to fishing, reading and drawing.

In August of 1998, Floyd moved into Parkview Apartments where he made his home until June of 2001. He then became a resident of Valley View Manor in Lamberton where he resided until his death on October 10, 2001. He was 101 years old.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Dale Rykhus of Tracy, MN, and one son, Eugene (Gene) Iverson of Hutchinson, MN; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, wife Hazel, daughter-in-law Doris, three sisters, Mae, Lillian and Mearn and four brothers, Edward, Stanley, Peter and Mertie.

Interment was in the Westbrook Cemetery with Almlie Funeral Home of Westbrook handling arrangements.

Margaret Soll, 82

Margaret M. Soll, 82 of Tracy and formerly of Walnut Grove, passed away on Monday, Oct.. 15, 2001 at the Tracy Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, south of Walnut Grove with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Jacobson Funeral Home in Walnut Grove from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday at the church from 9 to 11 a.m.

Margaret Mae Soll, the daughter of Carl and Cora Larson Eilefson, was born December 3, 1918 at Valley City, ND. Margaret was baptized into the Christian faith at Valley City, ND and later confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church south of Walnut Grove. The family moved to the Walnut Grove area when Margaret was very young. She attended rural school and graduated from Walnut Grove High School. She also attended Normal School at Lamberton, MN and for several years taught school in country schools in the area.

She was united in marriage to Oran Soll on October 30, 1945 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Mr. Soll passed away in 1991.

She was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Walnut Grove.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Randy) Heinrich of Walnut Grove and Mrs. Shane (Roxanne) Saxhaug of Burnsville, MN; three grandchildren Stacy Bloemke, Brian Heinrich and Nicki Heinrich; three great-grandchildren Marki and Ariel Hubin and Jarett Heinrich; three sisters Mrs. Inez Rains, Wichita, KS, Mrs. Kenneth (Donna) Shaw of Tracy, and Mrs. David (Sonja) Paulson of Fargo, ND.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother and one sister.

Jacobson Funeral Home of Walnut Grove handled arrangements.

Ethel Brandt, 91

Services for Ethel Brandt, 91, of New Ulm and formerly of Milroy, were held Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Milroy. Burial was in the Redwood Falls city cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm or to the donor's choice.

She died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

She was born Feb. 22, 1910, in Clements to Arthur and Louise (Ganske) Clements. She attended school in Clements and Redwood Falls. She and Roy Brandt were married July 3, 1928, in Clements. She was a homemaker and was known as the "popcorn lady" of Milroy. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Milroy, the church's Ladies Aid, and Milroy Senior Citizens.

Survivors include two sons, Lee of New Ulm and Jim of Rapid City, S.D.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and seven sisters, Mabel Keefe, Bryel Anderson, Harriet Anderson and Donna Cooper of St. Paul, Lorna McConnell of Livingston, Mont., Ida Stoeki of Phoenix, Ariz., and Alvina Olson of Aitkin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and infant son and a brother.