Mankato High School Class of ‘68
18 Veterans

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  Busch, Roger
    US Navy- Petty Officer 2nd Class (E5)
 

Seaman Apprentice (E2)

NTC San Diego, CA

 

     
I entered US Navy on 11/5/1968 and was Honorably Discharged on 4/14/1972. I completed Basic Training in March 1969 with enlisted rank of Seaman Apprentice (E2). and remained in San Diego to attend Storekeeper (Supply and Logistics Support Specialty) Class A Service School for about 3 months. In June1969, I was ordered and reported to Naval Communications Station, Cheltenham Maryland (close to Andrews Air Force Base).

 

      
 

Seaman (E3)

NAVCOMMSTA Wash DC

 

     
Following 6 months of Supply Department orientation and training, I reported to US Navy Radio Station at Sugar Grove, West Virginia. https://theintercept.com/2017/08/12/film-the-tiny-west-virginia-town-haunted-by-an-nsa-secret/ During that time, I performed lead Supply Department duties supporting base personnel and facilities public works operations and Communications Operations Logistics Support requirements.

 

      
 

Petty Officer 3rd Class (E4)

NAVRADSTA Sugar Grove W Va

 

     
While at Sugar Grove, W VA, I was promoted to Petty Officer Second Class (E5). In May 1971, I was ordered and reported to US Navy Amphibious Command, Coronado California for Vietnam culture and military operations training. In July 1971, I was ordered and reported to US Navy Support Activity Saigon, Republic of Vietnam.

 

      
 

Petty Officer 2nd Class (E5)

NAVRADSTA Sugar Grove W Va

 

     
During the period known as Vietnamization, I was assigned to Logistics Support at US Navy PBR (Patrol Boat River) Mobase II, in the Mekong Delta near the village of Tan An. During that 5-month period, I helped train Cambodian Naval personnel to assume command and control of PBR MoBase II. In December 1971, the Cambodian Navy assumed command and control and I was assigned to Naval Ordnance Activity, Vung Tau.

 

      
 

Petty Officer 2nd Class (E5)

NAVSUPACT Saigon RVN

 

     
Internal Vietnam US Navy combat operations (SEALS, PBRs, Swift boats, Seawolves (Huey Helicopter gunships and troop support) and Naval Air operations were closing or being turned over to Vietnamese military. I assisted in the last Logistics Support movement of Naval ordnance explosives and munitions to Naval Ordnance Activity, Subic Bay Philippines.

 

      
 

Petty Officer 2nd Class (E5)

NAVSTA Long Beach, CA

 

     
Like most US Navy personnel serving in Vietnam, I was extended the privilege of applying for early separation from active duty, which I accepted and was Honorably Discharged from the US Navy on April 14th, 1972 at US Naval Station, Long Beach California. For my US Navy and Vietnam military service, I was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star. On June 30, 1986, I entered Federal Civilian Service as an Information Technology Specialist with the Defense Logistics Agency http:\\www.dla.mil at the Defense Supply Center, Columbus Ohio, where I continue to be part of a worldwide Logistics Business and Supply Chain Enterprise providing superior support to our military services and their military personnel.

 

      
 
  Childs, Bill
    US Navy
 

 

     
Spent (4) years in the Navy (21 mos. in Viet Nam).

 

      
 
  Christensen, John W
    US Marines Corps
 

 

     
I served 11 years in the USMC, including a combat tour in Vietnam.

 

      
 
  Dezotell, David
    US Navy
 

Long Beach, CA

 

     
1968-1970 Vietnam.

 

      
 
  Olson, Chuck
    
 

 

     
1970-1972.

 

      
 
  Orcutt, Mike
    US Navy- Second Class Petty Officer
 

Yokosuka, Japan

68-70

 

     
68-70, they trained me to be a plumber. First was assigned to public works Yokosuka, Japan. Did remodeling of on base buildings and navy family housing. Was there two years .

 

      
 

Antartic

May, 71

 

     
May 71, to Antartic support summer activities.

 

      
 

Antartic

Nov, 71

 

     
Nov 71, I deployed to a small Antartic station below the southern tip of South America . Station name is Palmer Station. My main mission was to overhaul the two evaporators. They are used in the Winter to distille sea water to drinking water. Worked 14 hour days, but Sundays only 4 hours.

 

      
 

Rhode Island

Feb 72

 

     
Feb 1972, sent back to Rhode Island and ran the skeet and trap range till i was released from active duty in Sept.

 

      
 
  Otto, Richard
    Army Corps of Engineers
 

 

     

 

      
 
  Michels, Warren
    National Guard
 

Minnesota

25 years

 

     
Minnesota army National Guard, 1/125th FA, 21 years retired Major.

 

      
 
  Polinski, Gary
    US Navy
 

Norfolk, VA

1968-1970

 

     
USS Orion AS-18, Sub tender

 

      
 
  Reiland, Michael
    US Air Force- TSGT
 

68-72 Bitburg and Spangdahlen AFB, West Germany.

 

     

 

      
 

72-74 Luke AFB, Arizona.

 

     

 

      
 

74-75 Udorn, Thailand.

 

     
South East Asia’s, SEA

 

      
 

75-78 Hahn AFB, West Germany.

 

     

 

      
 

1978-2014 Reserve, Air National Guard.

 

     
Lambert International Airpot, st Louis, MO, 1978-2014, F4E, F15C/D. McDonnell Douglas Aircraft. Worked Military contracts F4C/D/E aircraft and foreign Countries who flew them, maintenance, writing engineering documents, Flight Trainers, Flew them in flight simulators, F15, F18, F22. My job while in the AF was Ejection Seats, maintaining them. Also modify them when aircraft was being updated.

Working with the difference of aircraft that manufacturing by McDonnell Douglas, and Boeing aircraft corporation. My job in the military was in hand in hand with my 30 year career working for these corporations. While I was their, I worked in engerring in flight simulators. F15, F 18, F 22, and Apache hilecopter, design, techcal updates and computers. Other aircraft that at this time I can’t mention. Traveled around the world over 100 times doing my job. Europe, South East Asia, Middle East and United States. A job only people dream of.

 

      
 
  Smith, Craig
    US Navy
 

1968-1970 Vietnam.

 

     

 

      
 
  Yetter, Steve
    US Army
 

 

     
1969-1972, One tour in Vietnam 1970-1971 Plieku 362nd signal company Det. 10.

 

      
 
  Wels, Calvin
    US Army
 

 

     
I joined the Army in 1969. Served three years as a translator, returned to Minnesota to complete my degree at the University of Minnesota. Then worked for the U.S. Department of State in Portsmouth NH.

 

      
 

 


 

Honor Roll

37 Deceased Classmate Veterans

  Beckwith, Marlin
     August 15, 2009

 
  

     
Residence: BET 2000 AND 2002 884 MacBeth Cir, Lakeville, Dakota Co., MN

Death: 15 AUG 2009 in Apple Valley Health Care Center, Apple Valley, Dakota Co., MN

Residence: 15 AUG 2009 Farmington, Dakota Co., MN

Burial: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN

 

      
 
  Burchedean, Kathleen
     December 6, 2004

 
  

     
Kathleen Elaine Burchedean, 54, a musician and retired sergeant major in the U.S. Army Band, died of melanoma Dec. 6, 2004 at the Community Hospice of Washington. She was a resident of the District.

Ms. Burchedean, a pianist and violin player, was the first female sergeant major in the Army Band at Fort Myer, where she was head of the Strolling Strings. She also played with the Manny Bobenrieth Ensemble.

A 1983 review of a recital at the Corcoran Gallery, which she accompanied, The Washington Post noted: "Her delicate treatment of the Bach and Handel was quite lovely, and her colorful, controlled playing added a special dimension to the recital."

She was born and raised in Mankato, Minn., attended Indiana University and graduated from Mankato State University and received a master's degree in music performance from Catholic University.

Ms. Burchedean enlisted in the Army in 1974 and served for the next 24 years with the U.S. Army Band stationed at Fort Myer. She played violin and piano at the White House on numerous occasions for state dinners, inaugurations and social events for presidential administrations from Carter through Clinton.

Her decorations include the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal.

During the past 24 years, she also taught piano and performed as a solo artist, chamber musician and ensemble member. She had numerous classical and jazz recitals and public performances at Washington venues, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Strathmore Hall, Corcoran Gallery and Blues Alley.

A 2001 article on JazzReview.com said she "plays a powerful piano, and her stylings are terrific! It would be nice to see what she could do with a solo CD!"

She was a member of Westmoreland Congregational Church, where she served on the board of Christian education and taught Sunday school. She enjoyed traveling with her family and loved the mountains in Alta, Utah, where the family skied in the winter and hiked in the summer.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Andrew Wong of the District; a son, Brian Wong of the District; her parents, Ralph and Olivia Burchedean of Mankato; and a sister.

Kathleen Burchedean

Army Band Member

Kathleen Elaine Burchedean, 54, a musician and retired sergeantmajor in the U.S. Army Band, died of melanoma Dec.6 at the Community Hospice of Washington. She was a resident of the district.

Ms. Burchedean, a pianist and violin player, was the first female sergeant major in the Army Band at Fort Myer, where she was head of the Strolling Strings. She also played with the Manny Bobenrieth Ensemble.

A 1983 review of a recital at the Corcoran Gallery, which she accompanied, The Washington Post noted: "Her delicate treatment of the Bach and Handel was quite lovely, and her colorful, controlled playing added a special dimension to the recital."

She was born and raised in Mankato, Minn., attended Indiana University and graduated from Mankato State University and received a master's degree in music performance from Catholic University.

Ms. Burchedean enlisted in the Army in 1974 and served for the next 24 years with the U.S. Army Band stationed at Fort Myer. She played violin and piano at the White House on numerous occasions for state dinners, inaugurations and social events for presidential administrations from Carter through Clinton.

Her decorations include the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal.

During the past 24 years, she also taught piano and performed as a solo artist, chamber musician and ensemble member. She had numerous classical and jazz recitals and public performances at Washington venues, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Strathmore Hall, Corcoran Gallery, and Blues Alley.

A 2001 article on JazzReview.com said she "plays a powerful piano, and her stylings are terrific! It would be nice to see what she could do with a solo CD!"

She was a member of Westmoreland Congregational Church, where she served on the board of Christian education and taught Sunday school. She enjoyed traveling with her family and loved the mountains in Alta, Utah, where the family skied in the winter and hiked in the summer.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Andrew Wong of the district; a son, Brian Wong of the District; her parents, Ralph and Olivia Burchedean of Mankato; and a sister.

 

      
 
  Butzer, John
     January 17, 2017

 
     
John Francis Butzer, born on June 1, 1950, was the first of Betty and Jack Butzer's 12 children. He grew up in Mankato, MN graduating from Mankato West High School in 1968. He served his country on the USS Johnston (DD-821) from 1968-1972. In 1977 John became a master plumber. He was owner of Mankato's Butzer Plumbing, "protecting the health of the nation" with his plumbing and mechanical skills.

John never met a stranger, and loved to share his many interests and ideas with those he met. He loved nature, and nearly became one with the wildlife that shared his beautiful property. He was fascinated with both science and cosmic theories and felt strongly that the earth was ours to protect, to share and to love. He never failed to get excited when the International Space Station tracked overhead on a clear, starry night, or he sighted a rare bird whose incredible wingspan was marked on the freshly fallen snow.

On January 17, 2017, with family at his side, John stepped into the spiritual oneness not of this world. He is survived by his love and best friend of 17 years, Jacky Warburton; his two sons, John F. Butzer III and Samuel T. Butzer (Rachael & children Ryan, Jayden, & Jordan); friend and mother of his children Laura Butzer; 11 brothers and sisters (Karen, Bindy, Cymp, Lisa, Bart, Liz, Jane, Joe, Andy, Christopher, and Al); Jacky's children (Susan, Stephanie & Mark); and many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family who loved him. John was preceded in death by his parents.

Travel smooth and swift my brother "I will see you soon on the banks of the Cobb, fireflies will light our path and we will run through the warm shallow waters like we did as children" Al Butzer

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be given in John's memory to the Mankato Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice.

A Celebration of Life will be held in John's honor at the Loose Moose, Mankato on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

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  Fields, Bill
     September 16, 2012

 

  

     
William "Bill" Fields, age 62, of Good Thunder, died on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary. Visitation will be on Friday, September 28 from 4-7 at Northview and will continue one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Bill was born on July 24, 1950 in Mankato to William Frank and Lydia (Krueger) Fields. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1968. Bill served in the United States Navy. After serving in the Navy Bill was a machinist for Western Airlines in California. He then worked for Delta Airlines for 40 years before retiring. Bill loved vintage cars and attending car shows. He enjoyed traveling and get togethers with friends. He also enjoyed music and playing the guitar and banjo.

He is survived by his mother, Lydia of Mankato; sister, Jean Uchida of Mankato; two brothers, Robert of Anchorage, AK and Bruce of Smiths Mill; and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his father and uncle, Howard.

 

      
 
 

  Hanson, Thomas
     July 29, 1999

 

  

     
Former Han­son Roofing and Siding employ­ee Thomas Allen Hanson, 49, of Mankato died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at Hillcrest Health Care Center, Mankato.

Services are 11 a.m. Mon­day at Wood­land Hills Funeral Home in Mankato, the Rev. John Michel offici­ating. Burial is in Woodland Hills Memorial Park.

Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sun­day at Woodland Hills Funeral Home and continues one hour before services Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Hanson was born Dec. 16, 1949, to Robert and Margaret (Appel) Hanson in Mankato. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1968 and married Linda Marie Diel Oct. 17, 1975, at Mankato.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971 and had worked as a bartender in Mankato. He enjoyed stock car racing, auctions and watch­ing gardening and cooking shows. He was a member of Fifth Avenue AA.

 

      
 
  Hultin, Orin
     December 15, 2000

 
     
Former Mankato resident Orin H. Hultin, 50, of Germantown, Tenn., died Friday; Dec. 15, 2000, at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel in Memphis, Tenn. Burial will not take place. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Hultin was born Jan. 5, 1950, to Perry and Doris (Abel) Hultin in Montevideo. He gradu­ated from Mankato State Univer­sity. He married Joan Thornby June 2, 1973, in Mankato. They lived in Mankato for a time.

He is survived by his wife, one son, one daughter, his parents, two sisters, and two brothers.

 

      
 
  Jaeger, Steve
     April 18, 2007

 
  

     
Steven “Mike” Michael Jaeger, 56, of Warba, formerly of Mapleton, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at home.

Steven was born in 1950 in Mankato to Aloys and Monica Jaeger, where he grew up and attended school, graduating from Mankato West High School. He then graduated from Mankato Technical School. He spent four years working for Continental Can before serving in the U.S. Army in 1970 and 1971. On April 27, 1974, Steven married Elizabeth Busse in Mankato. He worked for Kato Engineering in Mankato for many years, and then as a truck driver for Leonard Gartner Trucking Co. in Mapleton, for 10 years. Steven returned to Kato Engineering until moving to the Grand Rapids area in 2004. He also worked at the Post Office in Cohasset. Steven was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. of Grand Rapids, serving on the Color Guard. He enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and hunting with his hunting party.

Steven was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandparents.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty”; his daughters, Tammy (Dwayne) Eden of Wesley, Iowa, Tracy (Michael) Stolt of Mankato, Kelly (Nick Swalve) Jaeger of Mapleton; his sisters, Janice (Dale) Krohn of Nicollet, Carol (Larry) Bickell of Sartell; his brother, Timothy (Lori) Jaeger of Mankato; his seven grandchildren, Jake and Megi Eden, Brianna and Jaci Stolt, Jessie Martin, Chelsey and Dylan Swalve; “adopted daughter” Andrea; many brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as nieces and nephews.

Services: Funeral Service was at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at Woodland Hills Funeral Home in Mankato. Pastor Steve Kosberg officiating. Burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.

Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.

 

      
 
 

  Manderfeld, Charles
     August 11, 1986

 

  

     
Services for Charles R. Manderfeld, 36, 326 N. Broad St., Mankato, who died Monday, Aug. 11, 1986, at Im­manuel-St. Joseph’s Hospital, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at SS. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Robert O’Connor officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Mankato. Visitation will be 7 - 9 tonight with an 8 p.m. prayer service, at Landkamer’s Funeral Home.

Mr. Manderfeld was born April 18, 1950, in Nicollet, to Robert S. and Alice (Windschitl) Manderfeld. He attended schools in Mankato, and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1969 to 1971, with overseas duty in Korea. He was employed as a salesman.

He is survived by son, Eric, and daughter, Tricia, of New Ulm; his mother, Alice, of Man­kato; three brothers, James of Whitefish Bay, Wis., Robert of Omaha, Neb., and Richard, of Roseville; sister, Carmelita Jeanne (Mrs. C.M. “Butch” Gladden) of Mankato; grand­mother, Veronica Windschitl of Sleepy Eye; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father in 1983, and brother Thomas, who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1963.

Charles R. Manderfeld, 36, 326 N. Broad St., died Monday at Immanuel-St. Joseph’s Hospital’s intensive care unit, as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning at his home Saturday.

Manderfeld was found by a relative at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, in his car in the garage, according to Public Safety Director Glenn Gabriel.

Gabriel said the relative had been contacted by one of Manderteld's brothers, who said he had been depressed and might attempt suicide.

Manderfeld was unconscious when found, and attempts at car­diopulmonary resuscitation were ineffective.

Gabriel said a suicide note was found at the scene, but declined to divulge its contents.

Manderfeld had been scheduled to appear in Blue Earth County Court Aug. 11. He had been charged with assault.

 

      
 
  Petersen, Steven R
     December 16, 2005

 
  

     
Stephen Roy Petersen, age 55, of North Mankato, died Friday morning, December 16, 2005, at Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2005 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mankato with Rev. Paul Nolting officiat­ing. Private family burial will be held at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday al Mankato Mortuary and one hour prior to the serv­ice at the church on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Birthright or American Heart Association.

Stephen was born February 27, 1950 in Sleepy Eye to Roy and Flora Marie (Gruendemann) Petersen. He graduated from Mankato West High School in 1968. On September 25, 1971, he married Karen Jo Sorebo at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Mankato. Stephen was employed with ISD 77 as custo­dian at Mankato West High School, and most recently al Garfield elementary School.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, VFW Post 950, and NRA. Stephen was very proud of his service in Vietnam and having received the Army Commendation Medal, and also of being a grandfather. He was an avid deer, duck, and varmint hunter, fisherman, and an out­doorsman. He enjoyed boating, camping, and loved being with his family.

Survivors include his wife Karen Petersen of North Mankato, three children, Stacey (Russ) Warlike of North Mankato, Kristie “Sissy” (Michael) Kitts of North Mankato, Mankato, Thomas Petersen of Mankato; two grandchildren, Haley and Matt Warnke; broth­er, Stan (Pat) Petersen of North Mankato; sister, JoAnn (Mark) Scheurer of Mankato; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Flora Petersen.

 

      
 
  Price, Gary
     January 10, 1970

 
  

     
Funeral services for Pfc. Gary Price, 19, 831 South Ave, who died Saturday at Riverside, Calif., from injuries suffered in a car accident, will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, the Rev. Ronald A. Bongard officiating.

Burial will be in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Visitation will begin 2 p.m. Thursday at John- son-Boman Mortuary.

Pfc. Price was born May 19, 1950, at St. James. He was a graduate of Mankato High School and had attended Man­ kato State College before enlist­ing in the Marine Corps. He had been stationed at 29 Palms, Calif.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hill­esheim of North Mankato; a sis­ter, Mrs. Elwood Reed of Min­neapolis; a brother, Bruce Price of Minneapolis, and two nieces and two nephews.

 

      
 
  Sack, Michael
     November 6, 2015

 
  

     
Michael Eugene Sack -- Obituary. Funeral: 11-6-2015

Michael Eugene Sack, age 65 of Mankato, died Sunday, November 1, 2015 suddenly at his home.

Funeral service 11:00 a.m., Friday November 6, 2015 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, North Mankato. Burial, Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation from 4 - 7 p.m., Thursday, Northview- North Mankato Mortuary. Visitation continues one hour before the service at the church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the donor's choice.

Michael E. Sack was born May 20, 1950 to Alfred and Erma (Henry) Sack in Mankato. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1968. Michael served his country in the National Guard for seven years. Michael was married to Sherry Storjohann on August 10, 1974 in Mankato. He worked for 26 years in the Farm Implement Business as a parts manager for Case-IH. Michael then worked for Taylor Corp, Companies retiring on May 22, 2015 from Label Works. Michael was a longtime member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. He served as a goal judge for MSU hockey for over 25 years as a WCHA off ice official. He enjoyed Maverick Hockey, the Twins, Vikings, yard work and a Jack of all trades. Michael's family meant the world to him.

Survived by his wife, Sherry of Mankato; daughter, Brittany (Brian) Crock of Mankato; two sons, Brandon (Kristin) Sack of Ham Lake, Garrett Sack of Mankato; grandsons, Aiden and Bennett Sack, Caleb Crock; brother, Al (Mary) Sack of New Richland; sister, Gloria Sack of Mankato; mother-in-law, Trudy Storjohann of Rochester; sisters-in-law, Nancy Sack of Mankato, Melodie (Robert) Rastedt of Steven's Point WI, Bianca (David) DeLone of Rochester; brother-in-law, Jeffrey Storjohann of Boise, ID; aunts, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, sister, Diane; two brothers, Gerald and Roger and two infant grandbabies; father-in-law, Loren Storjohann.

 

      
 
  Stackhouse, Patricia
     November 14, 2015

 
     
Patricia 'Patty' Stackhouse ObituaryFuneral: 10-23-2015

Patricia Patty' Stackhouse, age 65, of Spirit Lake, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. She was born on June 15, 1950, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Donald and Mary Lou (Benson) Stackhouse. Patty graduated from Mankato High School in 1968, and enlisted to serve her country in the United States Army from 1976, until 1984.

After being honorably discharged from the Army, Patty became a computer specialist for the United States Government for 22 years, before retiring in 2009.

Patty was a life-long member of the American Legion. She enjoyed spending her spare time doing needlework and talking with her family. Patty is survived by her two sisters, Karen Van Guilder, and her husband, Robert of Spirit Lake, and Gayle Lee, and her husband, Russ of Mankato, Minnesota; nephews, Dustin Lee, and his wife, Tricia of N. Mankato, James Lee of Mankato, Rob Van Guilder, and his wife, Katie of Lakewood, Colorado, and David Van Guilder of Des Moines; niece, Mary Noah, and her husband, Tom of Fairmont; great-nieces and great-nephews, Alicia, Katelynn, Bryson, Marissa, Aaron, Mia, Cara and Ella; great-great-nephew, Ayden; and two cats that she adored, Abby and Big Boy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Mary Lou.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 23, 2015, at the Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel in Mankato, Minnesota. The Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

      
 
  Stierlen, Robert
     July 12, 2012

 
  

     
Robert Albert Stierlen, age 62 of Mankato died early Thursday morning, July 12, 2012 while working.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, North Mankato. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm at NORTHVIEW - North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato.

Bob was born September 4, 1949 to Aloys J. and Marjorie A. (Loeffler) Stierlen in North Mankato. He graduated from Mankato West High School in 1968 and attended college at Mankato State. Bob was united in marriage to Josephine "Jo" Morgan on March 21, 1970. He honorably served ten years in the United States Air Force. Bob worked for Wonder Bread for 33 years as a route salesman. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved telling and listening to stories and especially spending time with his family and grandchildren. Bob loved the outdoors and reading as well.

Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Josephine "Jo" Stierlen of Mankato; daughter, Staci Jo Stierlen Marshall and her husband Ryan of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Abigail Grace and Owen Robert Marshall of Minneapolis; brother, Roger "Pete" (Patti) Stierlen of North Mankato; sister, Mary Jo "Jo" (Tom) Neubert of North Mankato; nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Aloys and Marjorie.

 

      
 
  Stotka, Richard
     April 1, 1975

 
  

     

 

      
 
  Terrell, Larry
     June 29, 1997

 
  

     
Larry M. Terrell, 47, of Eagle Lake died of an apparent heart attack on Sunday, June 29. 1997, at Immanuel-St Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato.

Services are 10 a.m today, Wednesday, July 2, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Mankato with the Rev. Steve Bcrkeland officiating. Casket bearers are Darrell Anderegg, Will Bauman, Keith Krueger, Dan Quaderer, Al Anderson, Steve Jamieson. Jim Manske. and Jim Spenger. Honorary casket bearers are the Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department members. Burial, with military honors by Eagle Lake American Legion Post 1617. will be in Eagle Lake Cem­etery. Memorials are preferred to the American Heart Asso­ciation. American Cancer Society, or the donor’s choice. Visitation was held Tuesday. July 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mankato Mortuary and will be held again today for one hour before services at the church.

Larry M. Terrell was born December 31.1949. to Lee and Lorraine (Anderegg) Terrell in Mankato. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1968. He entered the U.S. Army on September 26. 1969, served during the Vietnam War. and. was honorably discharged on August 20. 1971. He married Linda Jamieson on October 23. 1976. He was employed with Miller Brands of Mankato for over twenty-two years. He volunteered with the Eagle Lake Fire Department for six­ teen years, serving as assistant chief for the past 7-1/2 years. He was a member of the Eagle Lake American Legion and had served as past commander and in various other positions He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church. He enjoyed golfing, channel surf­ing, his annual hunting trip to Osage. Minnesota, and spend­ing lime and sharing stories with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife. Linda, of Eagle Lake; daughter Trina of Mankato, son Brandon, of Eagle Lake, his father LeeTerrell and his wife. Sandy, of Eagle Lake, three brothers. Jerry Terrell and his wife Jan, Dennis Terrell and his wife Colleen, all of Eagle Lake, Craig Terrell of Mankato, his mother-in-law. LaVem Jamieson of Mankato, three sisters-in-law. Roberta Nelson and her husband. Jerry, of St James. Michele Swan and her friend Jamie, of Colo­rado. and Joni Spenger and her husband Jim. of Mankato, two brothers-in-law Steven Jamieson and his wife Sheila, of Pemberton, and Mike Jamieson and his friend Wendy of Mankato, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother in 1985.

 

      
 
  Wiehr, Richard
     January 21, 1973

 
  

     
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