Alan Stowell, 62
Alan Stowell, a 1963 graduate of Tracy High School
and of Moorhead Area Vocational-Technical Institute
in 1987 with a degree in Electrical Design Drafting,
and Vietnam Veteran, passed away Sunday, June 29,
2008 at Fargo, ND, of complications following heart
by-pass surgery, at the age of 62. Services with
military rites were held in Fargo at Hanson-Runsvold
Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 2.
Survivors are his best friend/wife of 31 years Dorothy
(Dot) Stowell; four sons, Greg Nyland, Lee (Becky)
Nyland, Jason (Jen) Stowell, Shane (Melissa) Stowell;
two daughters, Susan Jorschumb & Sharon (Douglas)
Daak; & three sisters, Carol (Bob) Wood, Sheila
Stowell, Barbara Stowell; 15 grandchildren; &
Al enjoyed his family, work, fishing and camping,
and was known for “the best” grilled
steaks, as the “fix-it” guy, a guide
& friend. Following 15 plus years as a long-haul
trucker, Al was finishing his pre-retirement work
career as an MAT bus driver for the City of Fargo.
Family condolences: Dorothy Stowell, c/o Barbara
& Sheila Stowell, 4520 Bridge Court, Shoreview,
MN 55126 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Ralph E. Moon, 79
Services for Ralph E. Moon of Cedarburg, Wis., formerly
of Marshall and Tracy will be at 11 a.m. Saturday,
July 19, 2008 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 103 Trinity
Drive, Phillips, Wis., 54555. Visitation is from
5-8 p.m. Friday at the Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips
and at the church Saturday from 9 a.m. until time
of service. He died Friday, July 11, 2008, at his
Ralph was born Nov. 18, 1928, was baptized Nov.
25, 1928, and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church
in Freistadt, Wis., at the time of his death. He
attended school in Amiret and Tracy and received
engineering certificates in North Dakota and Wisconsin
through the power companies he worked for.
As his life unfolded into his golden years, Ralph’s
heart went out to children. He gave the following
words to his youngest daughter to be read at his
Some would gather money
Along the path of life;
Some would gather roses,
And rest from worldly strife.
But I would gather children
From among the thorns of sin;
I would seek a golden curl
And a freckled, toothless grin.
For money cannot enter
In the land of endless day,
And roses that are gathered
Soon wilt along the way.
But oh, the laughing children,
As I cross the sunset sea,
And the gates swing wide to Heaven
I can take them in with me.
Survivors include his children from two marriages,
Ronald Moon of Marshall, Garry (and Kelly) Moon
of Las Vegas, Marlo (and Deb) Moon of Cottonwood,
Mike (and Debra) Moon of Marshall, Jolene Moon of
Omaha, Neb., Karen Moon of Marshall, Robin (and
Jerry) Traen of Minneota, Stacey (and Brett) Eytchison
of Sioux Falls, S.D., Carla Phillips of Saukville,
Wis., Rob (and Shelley) Moon of Phillips, Wis.,
Rodney (and Judy) Moon of Clintonville, Wis., Carlene
(and Allen) Heckert of Cedarburg, Wis., and Ryan
Moon of Cedarburg, Wis.; his sisters, Louise (and
Jerry) Buchman of Plymouth, Lorraine Prybella of
Sioux City, Iowa, Claire (and Harold) Deem of Lake
Kiowa, Texas, Marilyn (and John) Fisher of Mesa,
Ariz., and Kathy (and Dennis) Lynch of Green Valley,
Ariz.; 38 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph F.
and Ursula Moon, daughter Lanette (Moon) Holmes
and grandson Andrew Moon.
Douglas Knuth, 59
Memorial services were held for Douglas Knuth on
Friday, July 11, 2008 at the LaCanne Family Funeral
Home in Windom with Pastor Stephen Norby officiating.
Douglas “Doug” John Knuth was born on
July 8, 1948, in Tracy, Minnesota to the late John
and Patricia (West) Knuth. He was baptized at a
young age and later confirmed in the Catholic faith.
Doug received his education at the Catholic School
in Tracy where he graduated in the Class of 1966.
He enlisted in the United States Army in 1967 and
was honorably discharged in 1968. He then attended
a Technical School in Pipestone where he received
a degree in masonry.
On December 9, 1972, Doug was united in marriage
to Deborah Kuehl. This union was blessed with three
daughters, Kelly, Tara, and Ashley. This marriage
later dissolved. For several years, Doug worked
in Heron Lake before moving to Windom and starting
Knuth Construction. In 2004, he moved to Jordan,
Minnesota where he was currently living. On June
29, 2008, Doug suffered a head injury due to a fall
from a horse and was taken to the Hennepin County
Medical Center in Minneapolis where he passed away
on July 7, 2008 at the age of 59.
Doug will be remembered for many things in life
including his enjoyment of Quarter horses, target
shooting, hunting, gardening, landscaping, helping
others, and most of all enjoyed being with his grandchildren.
Doug is survived by three daughters, Kelly Knuth
of Windom, Tara Kalash of Fairmont, and Ashley Knuth
of Heron Lake; five grandchildren, Keaton Leopold,
Savannah Kalash, Priscilla Kalash, Weston Freking,
and Seven Marcy; seven siblings, John Knuth and
his wife, Rose of Brooklyn Park, Jeff Knuth of Marshall,
Sue and her husband, Jeff Ackerman of Maple Grove,
Katie Koehler of Shoreview, Jerry and her husband,
Dave Hubel of Montevideo, Joey and her husband,
Loren Pihl of Gary, SD, and Lulu and her husband,
Jose Velasco of Brainerd.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents and one
brother, Jim Knuth.
Burial was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery
in Tracy, MN with full military honors.
Condolences can be sent online to: www.lacannefuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the LaCanne
Family Funeral Service in Windom.
Marie Larson, 91
Marie Ann Larson, age 91 of Currie, passed away
at her home on Friday, July 11, 2008 while surrounded
by her loved ones. Mass of Christian Burial
will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at St. Mary’s
Catholic Church in Tracy. Visitation will
be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Tracy Area
Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to
the service at the church on Monday. Interment
is in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Memorials
are preferred to the Murray County Hospice.
Email condolences may be sent via www.tracyareafuneralhome.com.
The Tracy Area Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Marie Ann Larson was born November 24, 1916 in Westbend,
IA, to Joseph and Mary (Payer) Hippert. She
attended school in Wilmont, MN where she was captain
of the girls’ basketball team. Marie
was united in marriage to Theodore “Ted”
Larson on February 14, 1938 at Our Lady of Good
Counsel in Wilmont. Together the couple farmed
in the Wilmont area and then moved to their farm
in Holly Township in 1951, where she has resided
since. She was a member of St. Mary’s
Catholic Church where she was active in CCW.
She also was a member of the Neighborhood Birthday
Club. Marie enjoyed gardening, crocheting,
making quilts and clothing for missions, crafts,
and weaving rugs. She also enjoyed Bullhead
fishing and picking night crawlers. Marie
loved spending time with her family. Even
though she had many grandchildren and great grandchildren,
she had the special gift of making each of them
feel as though they were her only one.
Marie is survived by her children: Betty (Dick)
Garoutte of Hackensack, MN, Bev (John) Kosse of
Rochester, MN, Dave (Mary) Larson of Trego, WI,
Don Larson of Currie, MN, Madonna (John) Adelman
of Belingham, MN, A.J. (Pauline) Larson of Galveston,
TX, Karen (Rich) Dokken of Cohasset, MN, Ken (Dori)
Larson of Ottertail, MN, Nick (Lil) Larson of Vergas,
MN, Vic (Fran) Larson of St. Cloud, MN, Norm (Joey)
Larson of Burlington, VT, & Cindy (Mike) Wahl
of Walnut Grove, MN; daughter in law Bernice Larson
of Buffalo, MN, 38 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren;
and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband
Ted in 1988; son LeRoy in 1997; and daughter-in-law
Dorothy in 1970.
Fred Stoltenberg, 72
Fred Elmer Stoltenberg was born on April 23, 1936,
in Tracy, Minnesota, the son of Carl and Rose (Schweenfurt)
Stoltenburg. As a youth Fred attended Tracy Public
Schools. In 1955 Fred was married to Marlys Erbes.
Together they had six children and shared 18 years
of marriage. On March 13, 1976 Fred was united in
marriage to Corlyen Weinrebe. Fred and his family
made their home all over Southwest Minnesota, staying
extended periods in the Tracy area and finally settling
in Jackson in 1993. Fred was a gas station attendant
for many years until he started driving trucks,
which he did for 37 years. Fred became a resident
of the Jackson Good Samaritan Center in 2003, where
he made his home until his passing on July 13, 2008
at the age of 72 years, 2 months, and 20 days.
Fred was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
in Jackson. Fred enjoyed his career as a truck driver,
having many great experiences in his 37 years behind
the wheel. Fred loved fishing, John Wayne Westerns
and he was a wonderful storyteller. Fred enjoyed
spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren
and his great-grandchildren.
Fred is survived by his wife of 32 years Corlyen;
his 8 children, Marsha (Marvin) Grimmius of Slayton,
MN; Fred (Mary) Stoltenburg of Glencoe, MN; Cynthia
Hendley of Ruthton, MN; Carol (Larry) Christensen
also of Ruthton, MN; Jerry (Lori) Stoltenburg of
Canton, SD; Deanne Macon of Burnsville, MN; Carl
Stoltenburg of North Mankato, MN; and Dawn Stoltenburg
of Jackson, MN; 31 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by a brother Al Stoltenburg
of Tyler, MN.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, a son
John Stoltenburg, and 5 brothers and sisters; Mary
Anne Greene, Charlie Stoltenburg, Louie Stoltenburg,
Bill Stoltenburg, and Leo Stoltenburg.