Gustie Ellen (Bedwell) Anderson age 88 of Westbrook,
formerly of Revere, passed away Saturday, May 3,
2008 at the Sanford Westbrook Hospital. Funeral
services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at
St. Olaf Lutheran Church south of Walnut Grove.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday
with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Walnut
Grove Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one
hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
Gustie was born December 17, 1919 to James &
Hazel (Folsom) Bedwell at their home in Minneapolis.
She was confirmed into the Lutheran faith June 1938.
Gustie graduated from Roosevelt High School on January
27, 1939. After graduation, she worked in Minneapolis
and California for 15 years.
On June 20, 1954, Gustie was united in marriage
to Earl Anderson at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. After
the wedding, the couple moved to the family farm
in Ann Township where they raised their three daughters.
Family time with their children and grandchildren brought
great joy to her. Gustie loved her winters
in Arizona with her husband. After Earl’s
death, Gustie became a resident of Peterson Estates
in Westbrook, and later the Westbrook Good Samaritan
She was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church where
she served on the WELCA and as a Sunday School teacher.
She was a former member of Bethany Lutheran Church
in Minneapolis. Gustie was a member of the Lutheran
Brotherhood, and was active in the Garden Club and
as a 4-H leader. Gustie enjoyed flower gardening,
sewing, crafts, playing cards, and spending time
Gustie Anderson is survived by her daughters: Kari
(Duane) Ourada of Tracy, Lori (George) Erbes of
Tracy, and Heidi (David) Hansen of Revere; grandchildren:
Tony (Dawn) Ourada of Brandon, SD, Melissa (Mike)
Ebbing of Garretson, SD, Andy (Jackie) Ourada of
Redwood Falls, Mike (Missie) Erbes of Tracy, Amanda
(Tim) Nichols of Atlanta, GA, Alex (Lindsay) Ourada
of Mankato, and Tyler Hansen of Marshall; and great
grandchildren: Lincoln, Austin, Jonathon, Allison,
Brian, Zach, and Hailyn.
Preceding her in death are her parents, husband
Earl, and brothers Herb and John Bedwell.
Interment is in the church cemetery. Email condolences
may be sent via www.walnutgrovefuneralhome.com.
The Walnut Grove Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Nina Booth, 96
Services for Nina Irene Booth, 96, formerly of Marshall,
will be at 2:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 7, 2008
at the Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall.
Burial will follow at the Lakeside Cemetery in Balaton.
A Memorial service will also be held at Mount Olivet
Careview/Home Chapel, 5517 Lyndale Avenue So., Minneapolis
at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2008.
Irene died on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at Mount Olivet
Careview in Minneapolis.
Nina Irene (Breening) Booth was born March 11, 1912,
in Balaton, Minnesota, to Charles and Anna Breening.
She grew up and graduated from Balaton High School
and later attended nurses’ training and was
a nurse for several years at the Tracy Hospital
In 1933, Irene was united in marriage to Albert
V. Nelson of Russell. After living on a farm near
Mankato for a short time, they moved to and lived
on a farm near Amiret and resided there for a number
of years before moving to Marshall in 1956. They
were active in their community and in their church
in both communities. She loved serving the Lord
and those in her family and community. They had
two children, James and Katherine.
After husband Albert died in 1959, she married Patrick
R. Booth in 1965 and continued to reside in Marshall
where she was a clerk in the S and L Department
Survivors include her daughter Katherine and son-in-law
James Calvin of Tucson, AZ, daughter-in-law La Donna
Nelson of Blue Earth, five grandchildren and ten
great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews,
step-children Barbara Booth and Tom Booth and their
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands
Albert (1959) and Patrick (1995), son James (1994),
four brothers-Arthur, Richard, George, and Carl
Breening, nine sisters-Edna Mattson, Alice Freter,
Bessie Bomgaars, Ora Johnson, Estelle Brier, Eva
Dale, Dorothy Bastyr, Luella Olson, and JoAnn Abernethy.
Memorials are preferred to Mount Olivet Careview,
Minneapolis or Wesley Methodist Church of Marshall.
John Heern, 90
A celebration of Life was held today, Wednesday,
May 7, 2008 for John Heern at the Lutheran Church
of Our Savior in Windom, MN. Pastor Paul Sajban
officiated. Organist was Linda Staples. Military
Honors were by the American Legion Post 206.
Casket bearers were members of the American Legion
Post 206 of Windom.
Honorary bearers were Brenda Heern, Jamie Anderson,
Jason Heern, Harmony Anderson and Dallas Anderson.
John Pascal Heern was born on November 29, 1917,
in Cottonwood County, Minnesota to the late William
and Alica (Foster) Patton Heern. He was brought
up in the Methodist faith and farmed with his parents
at Jeffers, Long Prairie, Pipestone, and Bingham
Lake. In 1939, he came to Bingham Lake as a young
man purchasing his first home in 1939. From 1941-
1945, John served his country honorably in the Army
National Guard during World War II.
On June 15, 1947, John was united in marriage to
Dorothy Jean Wilkin in Dundee. This marriage was
blessed with two children, William and Kenneth.
After marriage, John and Dorothy farmed in Bingham
Lake and Windom areas. In 1951, they moved to Fulda
where John worked as a mechanic. They moved back
to Bingham Lake in 1952. In 1955, John began to
work for Frank Kalash as a farm equipment mechanic.
For three years, John and Dorothy lived in Butterfield
before moving back to Bingham Lake. They became
members of The Lutheran Church of Our Savior in
Windom in 1959. In 1980, John retired and in 1997,
John and Dorothy moved to Tracy, Minnesota into
the Tracy Nursing Home to be closer to their son
On November 21, 2004, Dorothy passed away. After
her death, John remained living in Tracy until moving
back to Windom where he lived in the Sogge Good
Samaritan Center. Last week, John became ill and
was taken to the Windom Area Hospital where he passed
away on Saturday morning, May 3rd, 2008 having reached
the wonderful age of 90 years.
John was longtime member of the Lutheran Church
of Our Savior in Windom and the American Legion
Post 206. John will be missed by many and will be
remembered for his love of his family, especially
John’s dedicated family includes his two sons,
William Franklin Heern and wife, Janice of Tracy;
Kenneth Heern and wife, Anna of Jackson; three grandchildren,
Brenda Heern of Las Vegas, NV; Jamie Anderson and
husband, Nathan, of Bingham Lake; Jason Heern of
Laramie, WY; two great-grandchildren, Harmony and
Dallas Anderson of Bingham Lake; one sister-in-law
and one brother-in-law, May Ysker of Windom; Lee
Wilkin and wife, Joyce of Windom; and many nieces,
nephews and friends.
John is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers;
one half brother; and two half sisters.
Interment was in Lakeview Cemetery in Windom, MN
with the LaCanne Family Funeral Home handling the