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Obituaries from the week of December 18, 2002

Cleve R. Beebout, 83

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002 for Cleve R. Beebout at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Milroy, MN. Reverend Jeffrey Engholm officiated. Soloist was Rev. Jeffrey Engholm with organist Dona Petersen.

Casket bearers were his grandsons Paul Rolland, Curt Rolland, Troy Rolland, JJ Beebout, Shawn Beebout, Travis Snyder, Jay Gregor, Lance Beebout, Brooks Beebout.

Honorary casket bearers were his granddaughters Gerri Pool, Toni Bladholm, Nikki Roberts, Beth Gregor, Chancey Beebout and Erin Snyder.

Cleve Ralph Beebout was born September 6, 1919 to Frank and Hattie (Mcollister) Beebout in Columbia, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed in the Presbyterian faith. In 1920 his family moved to the Milroy, MN area where he later attended country school and Milroy Public School. As a young man he farmed with his father on the family farm southwest of Milroy.

On July 3, 1940 Cleve married Muriel Brakke in Rock Rapids, Iowa and they made their home on a farm southwest of Milroy. Then in 1945 they bought a farm east of Milroy and continued to farm there until the present day.

He was a past member of the Milroy Presbyterian Church, Milroy School Board and a current member of the Masonic Lodge of Tracy. His interests included the breeding and training of horses and other livestock and he held a pilot's license for over 20 years. He was a current member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Milroy.

Cleve died Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at the Alvera McKennan Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 83.

He is survived by his wife, Muriel; two sons; Lynn (Debra) and Ron (Gwen) both of Milroy, MN, two daughters; Peggy (Larry) Rolland of Milroy, MN and Patty (Gary) Sterwald of South Padre Island, TX; 16 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; two son-in-laws, Dale Snyder of Mankato, MN and Jim Gregor of St. Paul, MN; one daughter-in-law, Marianne Beebout of Gary, SD; one sister, Arlene Lewis of Walnut Grove, MN and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cleve was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Doug; two daughters, Jackie and Jolene; two brothers, Clint and Chester and one sister, Maxine.

Interment was in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery, Milroy, MN with the Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling arrangements.

Andrew Breczinski, 85

Services for Andrew John Breczinski, 85, of Amiret were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 16, 2002 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

Andrew died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Weiner Memorial Medical Center in Marshall from a long struggle with bone cancer.

He was born Aug. 15, 1917, in Milroy to Paul and Mary (Frisch) Breczinski. He attended country school. He and Anna Mae Schons were married Nov. 9, 1946, in Tracy. He drove truck, operated Ray and Andy's Cities Service Station in Marshall, and then farmed in Lyon County until retirement in 1983. The couple remained on the farm in retirement. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, enjoyed fishing and hunting, card playing and crossword puzzles.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae of Amiret; four daughters, Barbara (and Bradley) Rau of Marshall, Mary (and Kevin) Gregoire of Marshall, Joan Breczinski (and special friend Alan Peterson of Spicer), and Janet Breczinski of Amiret; three sons Allen (and Pat) Breczinski of Tracy, Dean (and Karen) Breczinski of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, and Duane (and Jen) Breczinski of Marshall; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, Everette Breczinski of Marshall, Gordon (and Rachel) Breczinski of Marshall, Anthony Breczinski of Bloomington, and Julius (and Rose Marie) Breczinski of Frefericks, Md.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

Memorials are preferred to the Hospice House Fund

Alma M. Hoffman, 79

Funeral services were held for Alma M. Hoffman on Monday, Dec. 16, 2002 at the Tracy Lutheran Church, Tracy, MN. Reverend Stephen Olson and Reverend Gary Gabel officiated. Organist was Richard Stelter.

Casket bearers were Duane Goettig, Jeffrey Goettig, Lonnie Goettig, Derick Goettig, Darin Goettig and Aaron Goettig.

Honorary casket bearers were her great-grandchildren Kevin Goettig, Kayla Janachovsky, Austin Goettig, Amanda Goettig, Nicholas Janachovsky, Emily Janachovsky and Coltyn Goettig.

Alma Marie Elizabeth Hoffman was born February 1, 1923 to Ewald and Agnes (Suhr) Filter in York, NE. She was baptized into the Christian faith on March 5, 1923 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in York County, NE. Alma attended Winnatoon, NE Public School and moved with her family to a farm near Tracy, MN in 1938.

On March 11, 1939 Alma married William L. Hoffman in Brookings, SD. They made their home on a farm near Milroy for a short time and then in the mid 1940's they moved to Idaho. In the early 1950's they moved back to Tracy.

Alma affirmed her baptismal covenant in the rite of confirmation with her daughter Rose on April 14, 1957 at Tracy Lutheran Church and remained an active member in Tracy Lutheran Church.

She was the manager of Tracy Laundry from the early 60's until the late 70's when she retired. Alma, along with her husband and daughter also had a band and played at dances in various area clubs. She played the accordion as well as piano. Besides the love of country music she also enjoyed playing horseshoe, cryptoquips, many crafts, crocheting and fishing. She also loved her flowers, especially red roses and spending time with her grandchildren.

Alma passed away at the Tracy Nursing home on December 11, 2002 at the age of 79.

Alma is survived by her one daughter, Rosella (Darold) Goettig of Tracy; five grandchildren, Duane (Shellie) Goettig of Edgerton, MN, Lonnie (Cindy) Goettig of Marshall, MN, Jeffrey (Teresa) Goettig of Currie, MN, Kelly (Todd) Janachovsky of Tracy and Darin (Sara) Goettig of Tracy; nine great-grandchildren, Aaron, Derick, Kevin, Amanda, Kayla, Nicholas, Austin, Emily and Coltyn; four sisters, Irene Peterson and Delores Fredricks of Tracy, Pauline Radke of Walnut Grove, MN and Alice (Jerome) Trebesch of Sleepy Eye, MN; two brothers, Charles (Myrna) Filter of Tracy and Lawrence (Blanche) Filter of Marshall; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents, husband, Bill, one grandson, Wayne, one brother, Otto and four sisters, Martha Radke, Hazel Chasteen, Marceline and Lois Ann preceded her in death.

Burial was in the Tracy City Cemetery with the Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling arrangements.

Lawrence Shoeman, 90

Funeral services were held for Lawrence S. Shoeman on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002 at Tracy Presbyterian Church. Pastor David Erickson officiated. Organist was Allan Pierson.

Honorary casket bearers were Hugh Gibson, Leo Shoeman, Joe Smarzyk, Harold Shoeman and Paul Rignell.

Lawrence S. Shoeman was born September 4, 1912 to Walter and Effie (Campbell) Shoeman in Waukee, IA. He was baptized and confirmed in the Presbyterian faith and attended grade school in Waukee. His family moved to Walnut Grove, MN when Lawrence was 10 years old and onto Tracy, MN at the age of 12. He attended Tracy Public Schools and graduated from Tracy High School in 1929, following that he attended one year of Business College.

On April 17, 1937 Lawrence married Evelyn Casselman in Tracy, where they made their home. He worked a short time for Kenly Electrical and in March of 1944 he was inducted into the United States Navy. Lawrence was stationed in San Diego, CA at the US Naval Repair Base where he was a machinist's mate, 2nd class. He was discharged November of 1945 and he and his wife made their home in Tucson, AZ. Lawrence returned to active duty in the US Navy in May of 1951 serving on the USS Windham Bay as an electrician until his discharge in August of 1951. He returned to Tucson where he and his wife lived until 1957 when they moved back to Tracy, MN. While living in Tracy, Lawrence worked for Mayer Electrical out of Minneapolis, MN until the mid 60's. He then owned and operated Shoeman Electrical in Tracy until retirement in the mid 70's.

Lawrence was a member, as well as an Elder, of the Tracy Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, having held the position of Grand Master, a member of the Tracy American Legion, Tracy VFW and a card holding member of the Electrician's Union IBEW for 55 years. Lawrence enjoyed hunting, fishing, antique collecting and golf.

In June of 2002 Lawrence entered the Tracy Nursing Home where he died Friday, December 13, 2002 at the age of 90.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Evelyn; one son, Don (Janice) Shoeman of Shoreview, MN; one daughter, Kathleen (William) Ivatts of Sharon, MA; one sister, Kathryn Stapleton of Revere, MN; two brothers, Leo and Harold both of Tracy, MN; two granddaughters, Anna Shoeman and Laura Brinkman; nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents and one infant sister preceded him in death.

Inurnment was in the Tracy City Cemetery with the Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling arrangements.