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Obituaries from the week of October 23, 2002

Death notice

Memorial services for Kenneth Anderson, age 77, will be held Fri., Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tracy. Visitation will be held on Thurs., Oct. 24 from 5- to 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation continues on Friday one hour prior to the services. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Tracy. Almlie Funeral Service of Tracy is handling the arrangements.

Ken passed away Tues., Oct. 22, 2002 at Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy.

A complete obituary will be published in next week's Headlight-Herald.

Eileen St. Aubin, 86

Services for Eileen St. Aubin, 86, of Marshall were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2002 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. She died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at the Tracy Nursing Home.

Eileen was born April 9, 1916, in Milroy to Paul and Mary (Frisch) Breczinski. She attended country schools, and married Alphonse St. Aubin in Holy Redeemer Church June 17, 1941. The couple farmed near Marshall until 1966, when they moved to a home near Marshall. Alphonse died in 1975.

She worked in the SSU dormitories for 10 years. After retirement she moved to the Marshall Square Apartments and for the last 20 months was a resident of the Tracy Nursing Home. She was an active volunteer for the food shelf, senior citizens, and the nursing home. She was the Holy Redeemer “donut lady” for church functions. She won many blue ribbons at the Lyon County Fair for her donuts. She knitted afghans for each of her grandchildren and loved cards, word search books, crossword puzzles and bingo games. She was an active participant in nursing home activities.

She is survived by three daughters, Frani (and Dwight) Weidauer of Phoenix, AZ, Kathy (and Steve) Blanchette of Tracy, and Nancy (and Mark) Harbo of Balaton; two sons, Dave St. Aubin of Minneapolis and Doug (and Jan) St. Aubin of New Prague; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five brothers, Everette Breczinski and Gordon Breczinski of Marshall, Anthony Breczinski of Bloomington, Andrew Breczinski of Tracy, and Julius Breczinski of Maryland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Lois; sons, Donald and Robert; two brothers; and daughter-in-law, JoAnnLe

Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. The Rehkamp Funeral Home of Marshall handled arrangements.

Betty Jane Tenhoff, 78

Funeral services for Betty Jane Tenhoff, age 78, were held on Fri., Oct. 18 at the Balaton United Methodist Church, Balaton, MN. Betty passed away on Oct. 15, 2002.

Officiating was Reverend O. Thomas Booker, soloist was Karen Thooft and organist was Peggy Bundy. Casketbearers were Jason Anderson, Doug Swan, Dustin Garrels, Neil Scharfe, Greg Erickson and Jon Knochenmus. Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery, Balaton, MN. Arrangements were handled by Almlie Funeral Services of Balaton.

Betty Jane (Krause) Tenhoff was born April 23, 1924 to Paul and Georgia (Enright) Krause in Mitchell, SD. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. In her early teens Jane moved to Tracy, MN with her family and attended Tracy Public Schools and graduated from Tracy High School in 1942, after which she enlisted in the U. S. Army. She was stationed out east and was assigned to the US Army Signal Corps, which took part in the code breaking of the Empire of Japan. Upon her return home she enrolled in the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis, MN and then worked for the school for one year.

On June 6, 1946 Jane married Warren Tenhoff at Tracy's Episcopal Church. The couple made their home for a short time in Balaton, MN and then in 1947 moved to Minneapolis. In 1951, the couple moved back to Balaton and went into the Pharmacy business with Warren's parents. In the mid 1950's they bought Tenhoff drug from her in-laws, which had been in the Tenhoff family since 1919. Jane was a licensed Pharmacy Technician and worked along side her husband through out the years until their retirement in 1989.

Jane was a past member of Balaton Presbyterian Church, current member of Balaton United Methodist Church, where she was a very active member of many committees and served in various women's groups. She was treasurer of the UMCW and past member of the choir. As a young woman she enjoyed hunting pheasants and became an accomplished seamstress. She also enjoyed fishing with her family and flower gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Warren; one son, Tom (Debra) of Mission Viejo, CA; one daughter, Carol (Dale) Miller of Sauk Rapids, MN; three grandsons, Mike and Nathan Miller and Brett Tenhoff; one niece, one nephew, and one sister-in-law, Harriet Mason of San Diego, CA. Her parents preceded her in death.

Dr. Eric Johansson, 59

Dr. Eric Julius Johansson, 59, died at his home in Kansas City, Mo. on Sept. 28.

The historian became well-known in the area for his research on the first white settlers who came to the Lake Shetek area in the mid-19th century. For many years, Dr. Johansson made an annual summer pilgrimage to Lake Shetek State Park, where he helped lead bus tours and programs about the Shetek settlers and the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

In 1987, he contributed research to a Tracy Headlight-Herald 125th anniversary edition about the Dakota Conflict. He planned to write a book about the Shetek settlers and related Dakota Conflict events, but the work was unfinished upon his death.

His ashes were scattered in the Lake Shetek area on Oct. 6, in accordance with his final wishes.

Dr. Johansson was born May 15, 1943 on Manhattan Island, NY. He is survived by a brother, Bruce Johansson of Columbus, Ohio, and a foster son, Shawn Shively of Kansas City.