Obituaries from the week of May 8, 2002
Danny Anderson, 48
Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, May 8, at 1 p.m. for Danny Anderson at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Tracy. Fr. Brian Mandel officiated. Homer Dobson delivered a special message with special music by Kerry Knakmuhs.
Honorary casket bearers were Rick Anderson, Adam Anderson, Tami Storey, Chris Anderson, Ashley Anderson, Nicole Herdina, Dawn Schlunk, Jackie Larsen, Sheri Anderson, Kyle Herdina, Lynnette Miles, Ross Herdina, Ryan Anderson and Tiffany Herdina.
Daniel Keith Anderson was born June 26, 1953 in Tracy, Minnesota to Kenneth and Vera (Greenbush) Anderson. He entered into the kingdom of Heaven on May 5, 2002.
Danny was a life long resident of Tracy and attended and graduated from area schools. After graduation from high school he attended Worthington Junior College. Danny excelled in wrestling, track and football in both high school and college.
After college Danny drove semi-trucks for his father and uncle with Anderson Trucking until the late 1970's. For the next few years Danny worked on the Pipeline Project in Minnesota and North Dakota and then for Northern States Power (now Xcel Energy). Since the early 1980s Danny has been working on a road crew for McLaughlin and Schultz, which allowed him to work in several mid-western states. In the off season, Danny raised sheep and cattle and did hobby farming.
Danny's greatest success in his brief life can be, and is, measured by the depth and breadth of his many friends and his family's love. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered in our hearts.
Danny is survived by his parents, Kenneth M. and Vera Anderson of Tracy; three brothers David (Sherri) Anderson of Garvin, Jerry (Jean) Anderson of Shiloh, IL, Kenneth Dwayne (Chris) Anderson of West Hills, CA; three sisters Shirley Anderson of Long Lake, Judy Herdina (Larry) of Winona, Penny Anderson of Minneapolis; eight nieces, six nephews, five great-nieces, two great-nephews; three uncles; three aunts and numerous cousins.
Burial was in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Tracy with the Tracy Area Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Kathleen Clark, 78
Funeral services were held on Friday, May 3, 2002 at First Lutheran Church in Karlstad, MN for Kathleen Clark. Pastor Gary Halverson officiated. Kirstin Olson was organist with a piano prelude by Josh Roots.
Casket bearers were Ken Loveness, Jim Wollin, Floyd Kuznia, Loren Germundson, Wayne Ruud and Robin Swanson.
Kathleen Jane Clark, the daughter of the late Pearly and Fern (Schmidt) Nelson, was born on August 23, 1923, in Huron, SD. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Dundee, MN and graduated from Tracy High School in 1941. She attended Tracy Junior College in 1942 and Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD in 1943. While in college she joined the Cadet Nurse Corps. In 1945, Kathleen graduated from Sioux Falls Valley Hospital with a Registered Nurse degree.
On March 3, 1947, Kathleen was united in marriage to Stan Clark in the Little Brown Church in the Valley in Iowa. They lived and farmed in rural Fulda, MN until 1971, when they moved to Karlstad, MN.
Kathleen taught the vocational/occupational health class at the Karlstad High School for 10 years. She also was employed as a nurse at the Karlstad Nursing Home until retirement. Stan passed away November 5, 1991 and Kathleen continued to make her home at Karlstad.
She was very involved in the community as a volunteer and was an active member of the Moose Country Garden Club. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Karlstad and served as a member of the church council and women's group. Kathleen was also a member of the Karlstad American Legion Auxiliary.
Kathleen passed away at the Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato, MN on Tuesday, April 30, at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 7 days.
Kathleen is survived by three sons and their wives, James and Bev of Mankato, MN; Bruce and Karen of Watertown, MN and Dan and Michele of Reno, NV; daughter Jane and her husband, Russ Roots of Tracy, MN; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Bev Holland, of Garvin, MN and Carmen Murphy of Bozeman, MT; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents one brother Phillip and one sister Phyllis.
Interment was on Sunday, May 5, 2002 at the Dundee Lutheran Cemetery, Dundee, MN. Arrangements were handled by the Collins Funeral Home of Karlstad.
Marcella Engerbretson, 87
Marcella Juliette (Rawlings) Engerbretson, age 87, of Tracy died Sunday, May 5, 2002 at the Good Samaritan in Moscow, ID.
Services will be 2 p.m. Fri., May 10, 2002 at the Tracy United Methodist Church in Tracy. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thurs., May 9 at the Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy. Interment will be in the Tracy City Cemetery. Arrangements by Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy.
Marcella J. Engerbretson was born December 8, 1914 to Frank H. and Ella Mae (Frazier) Rawlings in Tracy, MN. She was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist faith in 1930. Marcy attended Tracy Public Schools and graduated from Tracy High School in 1933.
On September 15, 1934 she married Adolph (Shing) M. Engerbretson in Northfield, MN. They made their home in Tracy throughout their life together. Marcy worked in several Tracy businesses as a sales clerk. She was a member of Tracy United Methodist Church and to share her strong faith in the Lord, she held a bible study at the Christian Manor Nursing Home for 20 years.
Marcy enjoyed skiing and fishing on Lake Shetek where they had a summer home for 45 years. In 1992, after her husband's death, Marcy remained in her home, where she enjoyed spending time with her neighbors and friends. In March of 2000, she moved into the Good Samaritan Home in Moscow, ID to be near her son and his family. On May 5, 2002 Marcy died at the age of 87.
Marcella is survived by her son, David and his wife, Shirley, of Moscow, ID; two grandsons, Eric and his wife, Sylvia of Moscow, ID and Jeff of Truckee, CA; one great-granddaughter, Amie of Truckee, CA; three great-grandsons, Ian, James and Alec of Moscow, ID; one daughter-in-law, Shirley Litner of Brainerd, MN; nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, one son Robert, one sister, Florence and one brother, Gen. Edwin Rawlings preceded her in death.
Olga Beebout, 85
Olga Lovald Beebout, age 85 of Granite Falls, formerly of Milroy, died Sunday, May 5, 2002 in the Granite Manor in Granite Falls. Services will be held at 10:30 A. M. Thursday, May 9, 2002 in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Milroy with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday and continue Thursday one hour prior to services at the Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Milroy.
Reverend Jeffery Engholm will officiate. Pallbearers are Benjamin, Tyson, Charles & Scott Beebout, John Dellich, Hunter, Tanner & Gordy Brehmer.
Olga Lovald Beebout was born Friday, May 12, 1916 in her parents home in Milroy to Henry and Gunhild (Vegheiem) Lovald. She was baptized and confirmed in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Milroy and attended Milroy Public Schools. On January 1, 1938 Olga was united in marriage to Clinton Arthur Beebout in Windom and they settled on a farm 8 miles Southwest of Milroy. In 1946 they moved to Lake Wilson for a year before buying their farm 5 miles Northwest of Milroy in 1947. Clinton died on February 8, 1966 and Olga moved in to Milroy the next year living there until moving to Henry Hill Apartments in Granite Falls in October of 1998. She worked as a cook in Milroy School from 1965 until retiring in 1982. Olga was a life-long member of the Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Milroy where she had been active in the Ladies Aid at church, the Senior Citizens and did day sewing. She loved to sing and belonged to the M & M's singing group from 1970 until 1998.
Olga Lovald Beebout died on Sunday, May 5, 2002 in the Granite Manor in Granite Falls at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 25 days. She is survived by her three children, Richard Beebout and wife Eloise of Lexington, Kentucky, Darlene (Knutson) Graffunder and husband Bill of Granite Falls, and Brad Beebout and wife Christy of Granite Falls. Also surviving are her 8 grandchildren, Stacy, Jonna, Dawna, Scott, Charles, Heather, Benjamin and Tyson, 12 great-grandchildren and brothers and sisters, Bernice Otto of Milaca, Thelma Puelston of Edina, George Lovald of Ely, Arthur Lovald and wife Marrion of Wichita, Kansas, and a sister-in-law Alice Lovald of Hutchinson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clinton, two brothers Halvor and Melvin and a sister Anna Kruse.
The Sunset Funeral Home of Echo is handling the arrangements.
Leo Shattuck, 89
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove for Leo R. Shattuck. Rev. Terri Skidum officiated.
Casket bearers were Rick Shattuck, Mike Shattuck, Randy Shattuck, Randy Hoecherl, David Pomerenke and Brian Olso.
Leo Roy Shattuck was born November 18, 1912 to Roy and Clara (Warner) Shattuck in Sparta, WI. He graduated from Johnson High School in St. Paul, MN and studied at the Dunwoody Institute. He later became a journeyman plumber and furnace installer.
He was united in marriage to Helenmaude Anderson in September of 1934.
He was involved in several businesses during his lifetime including resort owner, farmer, owner of Shattuck Heating & Plumbing, Shattaga (a bulk propane company in Amery, WI) and as an independent broker. He was an avid conservationist who invented a machine to recycle plastic products in the 1980's. Leo enjoyed snow skiing, ballroom dancing, playing guitar and singing and traveling to Mexico and Texas. He married Grace Olson Allen on April 28, 1984 in St. Paul.
On May 3, 2002 Leo died at the Valley View Manor in Lamberton at the age of 89 years, 5 months and 15 days.
He is survived by his wife, Grace; one son Stephen (Marge) Shattuck of St. Paul; three daughters Alexandra (Harold) Hoecherl of Shell Lake, WI, Margaret (Sheldon) White of Mesa, AZ, Kathleen (Henry) Pearce-Percy of Los Gantos, CA and one stepdaughter Lynn Allen (Bruce) McEachran of Wyoming, MN; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.
Interment was in Walnut Grove Cemetery with the Walnut Grove Funeral handling arrangements.