Obituaries from the week of January
16, 2002 Headlight Herald
- Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880
Aaron Burns, 63
Aaron A. (Sam) Burns, 63, of Cottage Grove, died Saturday at the Wood Winds Hospital in Woodbury.
Services were held Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Cottage Grove, with burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Aaron was born in 1939, to Mello and Bertha Burns in Tracy.
Aaron is survived by a son, Jon of Cottage Grove; sisters, Betty Gullickson of Arizona, Agnes Boever of Walnut Grove, and Adrienne (Sue) Maidl of New Ulm; brothers, Mello Jr. of Stewart, Bob of Gaylord, Marv of Apple Valley, Duane of Apple Valley, Larry of Maplewood and Brian of New Ulm.
Alice A. Fraser, 79
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Burt, IA for Alice A. Fraser. Rev. Jonathan C. Watt officiated. Casket bearers were Floyd Lavrenz, Kent Habeger, Franklin Becker, Norman Becker, Eulan Schuller and Al Koenecke.
Alice Arlene Fraser was born on November 17, 1922, in Titonka, IA, the daughter of Lynn and Eva Koestler Kuchenreuther. She grew up in the area and later graduated from Titonka High School in 1940.
After her schooling she worked at Intermill's Grocery in Titonka as a clerk. She then moved to Cedar Rapids, IA, where she worked at Collins Radio, before moving to Cedar Falls, IA where she worked in a bakery. Upon moving back to Titonka she worked at the Titonka Savings Bank. After her marriage to Lyle she then helped on the farm.
On June 12, 1952 at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka, Alice was united in marriage to Lyle Fraser.
Alice loved spending time with her grandchildren and could often be seen throwing them pitches in the yard, as well as watching most any sports.
Alice died on Thursday, January 10, 2002 at the Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City, IA at the age of 79.
She is survived by her sons: Kevin Fraser and wife Lois of Estherville, IA; Mike Fraser and wife Margie of Tracy, MN; five grandchildren, Gretchen, Hannah, Andrew, Eric and Kyle Fraser; brothers, Kenneth and Kathryn Kuchenreuther of Algona, IA; Dean and Delores Kuchenreuther of Buffalo Center, IA and sister, Doris and Dick Schutjer of Titonka, IA.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lyle, sisters: Lorraine Dahlen, Viola Watkins, Mabel Byers, Elsie Krominga; brothers: Russell and Richard Kuchenreuther.
Interment was in East Lawn Cemetery of Algona, IA with the Oakcrest Funeral Service handling arrangements.
Lyle Bud Fraser, 83
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Burt, Iowa for Lyle Bud Fraser. Rev. Jonathan C. Watt officiated. Casket bearers were Floyd Lavrenz, Kent Habeger, Franklin Becker, Norman Becker, Eulan Schuller and Al Koenecke.
Lyle Frank Bud Fraser was born December 16, 1918 in Springfield Township near Ledyard, IA, the son of Donald and Helen Seip Fraser.
Lyle graduated from Burt High School in 1936. He attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa for one year. He attended a two-year college in Fort Dodge, IA then went on to study veterinary medicine at Ames for one year. He left college to enlist in the United States Army on march 23, 1942. He was discharged on October 15, 1945 after having seen active duty in Europe. He left the service as a staff sergeant. Lyle received the Bronze Star medal for heroic achievement in connection with military operations by order of General Patton. Although Lyle never cared to talk about the war, he did attend the reunions of his division when they were held in Madison, WI. He did attend his reunion in 2001. After World War II Lyle was in partnership in farming with his father until 1960 when his dad died.
On June 12, 1952 Lyle married Alice Arlene Kuchenreuther at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka, IA. They then became members of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Burt. Alice and Lyle purchased a home in Burt and lived their until 1961 when they moved to the farm.
Lyle became a substitute mail carrier in 1969, regular mail carrier in 1977 and retired in 1985. He served on the K&H Board of Directors in Wesley and was Commander of the Burt VFW for a number of years. He enjoyed trapshooting, sprint car races, model trains. He loved all sports, but especially baseball as he was a big St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Lyle died on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at the Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa at the age of 83.
He is survived by his wife, Alice of Burt, IA; sons: Kevin Fraser and wife Lois of Estherville, IA; Mike Fraser and wife Margie of Tracy, MN; five grandchildren, Gretchen, Hannah, Andrew, Eric and Kyle Fraser; sisters, Carmilla and Roland Marbaugh of Conyers, GA; Dorine and Red Pettis of Burt, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Maxine Bristow and brother Carrol Fraser.
Interment was at the East Lawn Cemetery in Algona, IA with Military Graveside Rites by the VFW Post #5236 of Burt, IA.
The Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona, IA was in charge of arrangements.
Lois Johnson, 82
Services for Lois Evelyn Johnson were held on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002 at Peace Lutheran Church in Ruthton, MN. Rev. Steven Carmany officiated.
She was born Oct. 29, 1919, near Tracy to Ralph and Edna (Andrew) Jewell. She attended school in Tracy and graduated in 1937.
Lois was united in marriage to Carl William Johnson Sept. 29, 1943, at her parents' home at Tracy. They farmed east of Florence until 1974, moving into Florence upon their retirement from farming.
Lois worked briefly at the Tyler Hospital in the kitchen as a baker. In May of 1997 she moved into the Danebod Village apartments in Tyler. Lois was involved in many church activities, Senior Citizens' Center, birthday club, card clubs, and Farm Bureau. She enjoyed sewing, baking, gardening, playing Scrabble, and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of Opdal Lutheran Church and later on, Peace Lutheran Church.
Lois died Jan. 10, 2002, at Tyler Healthcare Center.
She is survived by six children: Norma Jean (Les) Lundell of Goodhue, Bruce (Susie) of Florence, Bonita (John) Dreckman of Balaton, Andrea (Dan) Houselog of Tyler, Nadine (Michael) Cable of Lake Benton, and Janelle (Don) Rizzardi of Woodbury; one daughter-in-law, Linda Larsen of Marshall; one sister, Vivian Schumacher of Tracy; 20 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a stepsister, Mickey.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband Carl in 1988, one son, Eric in 1981, her parents and stepmother.
Burial was at Opdal Cemetery in Florence, MN.
The Tyler Area Funeral Home of Tyler, MN handled arrangements.
Nylo Schmalz, 77
Services for Nylo Schmalz, 77, of Westbrook will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Westbrook Funeral Home, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue Thursday at the church one hour prior to services.
He died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Center.
He was born Oct. 28, 1924, in Westbrook to Henry and Tempa (Clark) Schmalz. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1948, and was a bombardier who flew 50 missions over Germany.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of Westbrook; a son, Randle of New York, N.Y.; two daughters, Julie Mischke of Darwin and Susan Wahl of Walnut Grove; seven grandchildren; a great grandchild; two brothers, Eugene of Mission, Texas, and Dale of Mora; and a sister, Cleo Baker of Walnut Grove.