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February 13, 2013
WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) --
Funeral services for Colleen Gustafson were held Monday, February 11 at Grace Lutheran Church. Interment was in Westbrook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com.
Colleen Gustafson age 62 of Westbrook died unexpectedly Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Sanford Westbrook Medical Center.
Colleen Gustafson was born June 1, 1950 in Mankato, MN to Roger W. and Lucille (Cox) Knudson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Colleen graduated from Westbrook High School in 1968. Following graduation, Colleen moved to the Twin Cities to work for a few years before returning to Westbrook. On December 22, 1979 she was united in marriage to Glenn Gustafson at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook. She worked at the bowling alley for many years and also at the family’s gas station, the Local Oil Company. In 2003, she became a stay-at-home grandma for her grandson, Zane. Colleen was a member of the Legion Auxiliary where she served as President for a number of years. She enjoyed league bowling, watching TV, baking desserts, and was an avid reader the last few years. She loved camping with her family and visiting with friends. Colleen battled cancer on and off since her diagnosis five years ago.
Survivors include her husband Glenn “Gus” Gustafson; son Daniel Palmer; grandson Zane Palmer; mother Lucille Knudson, Westbrook; and mother-in-law Elsie Gustafson, Dundee.
Preceding her in death were her father, uncle Ted Cox, and father-in-law Kermith Gustafson.
Funeral services for Leslie Hoyt were held Friday, February 8, 2013 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, rural Walnut Grove, MN. Interment was in St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Walnut Grove Area Foundation. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.
Leslie “Les” Arnold Hoyt, 93, of Walnut Grove died February 4, 2013 at Sanford Tracy Medical Center.
Leslie “Les” Arnold Hoyt was born February 22, 1919 in Cottonwood County, MN to Alfred and Charlotte (McArtor) Hoyt. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith and confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Les attended country school District # 43. He served in the United States Army as a Supply Sergeant during WWII. On April 23, 1949, Les was united in marriage to Doris Kleven at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. He operated the family business, Hoyt Oil & Auto, doing car repair and towing. Les was a member of the Walnut Grove Lions Club, Walnut Grove Community Club, and served on the St. Olaf Church Council for many years. He enjoyed mowing lawn, and working with flowers at the station and around the community. Les volunteered for many years at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant. During retirement, he enjoyed wood carving with his childhood friends. Les loved playing cards, especially Pinochle and 500.
Surviveors include his wife Doris; children: Annette (Tom) Good of Staples, David (Wanda) Hoyt of Walnut Grove, Curtis (Bonnie) Hoyt of White Clay, NE, Bruce Hoyt of Brainerd, and James Hoyt of Williston, ND; grandchildren: Tony Good, Melissa (Joel) Stachovich, Trevor (Cassie) Good, Tim (Terah) Hoyt, Angela (Nathan) Anderson, Adam Hoyt, Jason Hoyt, and Beth Hoyt; great granddaughter Mackenzie Stachovich; brother Lauren Hoyt; sisters Lyla Henry and Roanne (Larry) Axdahl; and sister-in-law Janice Hoyt.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers Myron and Alton, and Rosella Hoyt and Lena Hoyt.
Lawrence Roy Noomen
Funeral services for Lawrence Noomen were held at the First Reformed Church,Slayton, MN Tuesday, February 12, 2013, Pastor Barry Lang officiating. Interment was at Slayton Memorial Gardens, Slayton, MN. Military honors by Slayton American Legion Post and Slayton VFW Post.
Lawrence Noomen was born on April 6, 1926 on the family farm near Sheldon, IA to Wynard and Ruth Kooiker Noomen. In 1930 the family moved to a farm near Sibley, IA where Lawrence worked on the farm and attended country school. On October 5, 1946 Lawrence enlisted in the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge on March 8, 1948 he returned to the family farm near Sibley. On February 14, 1951 he and Ramona Scholten were married at the First Reformed Church in Sibley. Following their marriage they moved to a farm near Dovray, MN. While farming, Lawrence operated a used oil trucking business and Noomen Steel and Welding. They retired in 2001 moving to The Meadows, in Worthington, MN in 2010. Lawrence remained in Worthington until January 2013 when he became a resident of the Golden Living Center-Slayton where he died on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the age of 86. He was a member of the First Reformed Church in Slayton and served as usher and Deacon. Lawrence enjoyed welding and tinkering in his shop and visiting with friends and neighbors.
Survivors include his children: LeAnn (Les) Hellewell, Newark, CA, Larry (Kari) Noomen, Zephyr Cove, NV, Loretta (Francis) Gervais, Currie, MN, Lynelle (Jeff) Lanoue, Alexandria, MN, Lowell (Diana) Noomen, Rock Springs, WY, and Loren Noomen, Champlin, MN, 16 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; sisters, Gertrude Noomen and Gladys Beltman, Sheldon, IA.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Ramona, September 5, 2012; son-in-law, Keith Mattison; brother, Gerald Noomen and his wife, Jennie; sister, Albertha Dodgen and her husband Joe; brothers-in-law, Harvey Jacobsma and Jim Beltman.
Ida Aldora Carlson
Funeral services for Ida Aldora Carlson were held January 27, 2013 at the Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Dovray, MN. Interment was in the Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery in Dovray. Online condolences may be placed at www.almliefh.com
Ida Aldora Carlson was born July 10, 1910 to Ole and Mary (Johnson) Norstegard on a farm in Dovray Township, Murray County, MN. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Dovray, MN, where she had been a member her whole life and she attended country school.
On December 8, 1927 Ida married Earl Carlson and they made their home on a farm near Dovray. Together they owned and operated the Dovray Creamery for many years. After retirement, they enjoyed traveling, and wintering in Arizona and Texas. In 1991 they moved into the Westbrook Apartments in Westbrook, MN. After her husband's death, that same year, Ida remained in the apartment until 2006, when she moved into the Country View Estates in Walnut Grove, MN.
Besides being a life-long member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, she was active in WELCA, Martha Bible Study and enjoyed quilting, both with the church women and for her family, for many years. She was a woman of strong faith and continued her daily devotionals throughout her life.
In October of 2011 Ida became a resident of the Westbrook Good Samaritan Center, where she died, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the age of 102.
Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Vosberg, Tracy, MN; son, Orville “Bud” (Londa) Carlson, Redwood Falls, MN; eight grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Earl; her parents; daughter, Mary Jane Johnson; son-in-law, Jay Vosberg; great grandson, Marshall Muzechenko; sister, Ruth Cohrs; brothers, Julius and Oscar; and several nieces and nephews.
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