Updates for Attendees prior to 1949
1942-1943 Laura (Kooy) Welch
Laura M. Welch, age 89, of Monona, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Agrace Hospice.
She was born on Feb. 12, 1923, in Primghar, Iowa to Henry and Jane Kooy. They had four children, Dewey, Herman, Gertrude and Laura. Laura was married for 64 years to Cyrus H. Welch who passed in 2007. Cy and Laura had five children, Cindy (Nelson), Ting, Toby, Enid (Campbell) and Guy. They had 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on November 10th, 2012 at Community Christian Church
1943-1946 Donna Keeler
Donna L. Keeler, 96, of Fresno died Friday, October 5th. She was a public school librarian. There will be a private service and arrangements are being taken care of through Serenity Funeral Services
1948-Stanley Norman Lindholm
Died on Thursday morning, March 22, 2012 following a brief illness at the Fairview Seminary Home in Red Wing, where he has been residing the past two years.
Stanley was born at home, in Leon Township, on Dec. 21, 1926, the son of Fred T. and Ruth (Nelson) Lindholm. He attended Wastedo District #47 through the 8th grade, and went on to Cannon Falls High School. Due to the war effort, Stanley went to San Diego to work with the Boeing Industry. He returned home to join the U.S. Navy. In doing so, he completed his high school education, and was also trained in radar and gunfire control. He served on the USS Kearsarge, as one of the first commissioned crew members, from Dec. 15, 1944, until his honorable discharge on July 10, 1946. He was a proud plank holder all of his life!
He attended the Minnesota Bible College for a year in 1948. He married Muriel Mae Skog, on June 2, 1949, at her parent's farm. They lived in Welch and Vasa, prior to moving to Goodhue, in 1985. He was an active member of the Church of Christ in Cannon Falls.
Following his naval discharge, he worked at Duncan Electric in Cannon Falls, the Red Wing Tannery, and was self-employed for many years in excavating. He later was a heavy equipment operator (back hoe) for Charlson Excavating in Red Wing, and retired from Holm Brothers Construction in 2003.
He enjoyed hunting in Wyoming, Montana and Minnesota, fishing, and moose hunting in Canada. He loved music, red canoes, auto racing, fireworks, making maple syrup, camping and blueberry picking on Echo Trail, woodworking, cutting firewood, Lindholm reunions, and traveling with his wife. He missed her terribly when she died on July 25, 2003.
On May 15, 2010 Stanley was one of the WWII veterans that was fortunate to go on an "honor flight" to the Memorial in Washington, District of Columbia.
Stanley will be remembered most for his love of family, his sense of humor, and his love of spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, with a military honors farewell at 6:45 p.m., at Riverwood Community Church, 5343 Hwy 19 Blvd., Cannon Falls. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m., with Pastor Dan Feldkamp, Pastor Paul Paurus and Pastor Ken Larson officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
Lucille Stanley died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Port Shepstone, South Africa, where she had been in light nursing care at the Mbango retirement community for a number of years. She was 90.
The funeral was Friday, Jan. 6, in South Africa.
Esther Lucille Stanley was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Pine County to Orrin and Bessie (Pickett) Stanley. The family moved back to Kimball from Pine County in 1931. Lynn and Lucille became acquainted through church and were spending time together while Lucille was completing high school. She graduated from Kimball High School in 1939. Lynn completed teachers training and taught in area country schools. They married in 1942, while both were students at Minnesota Bible College. In October 1953, after ministries in Minnesota and Indiana, along with graduate studies for Lynn and the birth of five boys (and infant death of one), the family left the American Midwest to find a new home on what was often referred to as the "Dark Continent." They knew very little for sure about South Africa beyond what they had read in the National Geographic magazines. Yet they committed all to God's "watch-care and guidance," a phrase Lynn used often.
The focus of their ministry for over 40 years was equipping a national leadership for the church in South Africa, a work in which they were true partners. They lived first in Kimberley (where Debbie was born), and then on the South Coast near Port Shepstone. Their retirement was also in their adopted country, though Minnesota was always spoken of as "home."
All of the children completed high school in Port Shepstone and the boys all returned to the U.S. to attend Minnesota Bible College. While at school, each of them married; Darrel and Anne, Michael and Caryl, Duane and Kathy, and Larry and Marguerite. Debbie attended college in South Africa and married Lynton Neethling. Darrel completed his theological training in the U. S. and was completing his medical training at the University of Cape Town when he died in a car accident in 1973. Michael, with his new bride, joined his father in the missions work in 1972, and continues that work today.
She is survived by sons Michael (and Caryl) in South Africa, Duane (and Kathy) in the Twin Cities, Larry (and Marguerite) in the Twin Cities, Debbie (and Lynton) Neethling near Port Shepstone, and daughter-in-law Anne Stanley in Indiana; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, the most recent arriving less than a month before Lucille died; and sister Phyllis Masterjohn of Washington. 02/28/2012 Posted
1945-1948 Virginia Roseberry
Virginia Roseberry, 85 of Gering, Nebraska, claimed her eternal reward Wednesday, January 25, 2012, while being cared for at Heritage Estates. Her unconditional love and compassion for others impacted so many lives over the years.
Virginia was born June 12, 1926, in Sanator, SD. She received her early education in a one-room schoolhouse in Sanator and completed her education at Custer High School. She met her future husband, Howard in 1943 while co-workers at a mica plant in Custer. Howard and Virginia attended Minnesota Bible College in Minneapolis, MN and were married May 28, 1945.
She faithfully served alongside her husband, Howard, for more than 65 years of Christian ministry. They served in ministries in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Nebraska, Arizona and Wyoming. Her devotion included countless hours participating in women's ministry, Vacation Bible School, summer church camp, youth group, Sunday school and inspirational chalk art.
Virginia is survived by her loving husband, Howard of 66 years; a sister Kathleen of Janesville, WI; children: Lynn (Sandra) Roseberry of Indianapolis, IN, Mark (Carla) Roseberry of Billings, MT and Beth (David) Reynolds of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren: Mason (Menna), Matthew, Crystal Roseberry and Phillip, Rebekah and Rachel Reynolds. 02/22/2012 Posted
1944-1948 Howard Roseberry
Howard A. Roseberry, 89, of Gering, Neb., went to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 6, 2012,while being cared for at Heritage Estates.
The dedication of his life to fulltime Christian service ministered to the spiritual needs of many over the years.
He was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Omaha, Neb. The family soon moved to Custer, S.D., where Howard completed his education, graduating valedictorian of Custer High School Class of 1940. Following high school, he worked at various jobs in the Custer area, some of which supported the World War II effort. He met his future wife, Virginia in 1943, and through her encouragement and example he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and dedicated his life to fulltime Christian service. Howard and Virginia attended Minnesota Bible College in Minneapolis, where he graduated in 1948.
Howard and Virginia were married May 28, 1945, and soon began a weekend ministry in Sugar Grove, Wis. Subsequent ministries took them to Fairmont, Minn., Toluca, Ill., Gering, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jay Em. He loved to preach the gospel and was an enthusiastic student of the scriptures.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, of 66 years. 02/22/2012 Posted
1945-1948 Lora E. Harrison (Banks)
Lora E. Harrison, age 85, of Joplin, Mo., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Freeman Hospital West following a one month illness. Lora was born May 23, 1925, in Moline, Kan. She came to Joplin in 1963, when she and her husband became affiliated with Ozark Christian College. Lora worked in the business office at the college for 30 years and worked alongside her husband, Willis Harrison in the music department. Lora earned her Bachelor's degree from Minnesota Bible College. She served as a missionary in Kun Ming, China, and served as the forwarding agent for 40 years to Imogene Williams, a missionary in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In her early years she and her husband led revival services in a ministry of music and art. Lora was a member of the former North Joplin Christian Church and attended the Blendville Christian Church. Lora married Willis Harrison June 26, 1951, in Wichita, Kan. He preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1997. 02/22/2012 Posted
1947-1948- Darlene L. Baker (Reckard)
Darlene Baker, 82 of Mason City, died suddenly Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at her home . Funeral services were held on Friday, March 18, 2011, at the Church of Christ with Alan Sheldon officiating.
Darlene was born Oct. 22, 1928, in rural Austin, Minn., the daughter of Wildy and Persis (Weaver) Reckard. She graduated from Nora Springs High School in 1947 and attended Minnesota Bible College. She married DeLoss Baker on Dec. 11, 1948, in Clear Lake. Darlene and DeLoss moved to Mason City in 1953. Darlene worked for the IOOF Home as a dietary aide for 21 years until her retirement in 1991. Darlene was a member of the Church of Christ, where she belonged to many groups and participated in many church activities. She was a very active long-time member and officer of the Queen Rebekah Lodge, Ladies Auxiliary Patriarch Militant and served on the IOOF Care Review Board. Darlene enjoyed crocheting, handiwork, gardening, canning and most of all sharing and spending time with her family, grandkids and friends. Darlene was known for her generosity, abounding love, hard work, determination and huge hugs. Darlene was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. 02/22/2012 Posted
1936-1942: Tietze, George
96, of Phoenix passed away peacefully on October 24, 2011, showing amazing fortitude while battling cancer. As an orphan, George persevered tough times with help from God's angels. As a minister of the gospel, he served the Lord for 80+ years! Memorial service was held on Oct 31st, Chaparral Christian Church, Scottsdale. He is greatly missed by many friends 02/22/2012 Posted
1948-1949: Joseph Veach
Joe was dedicated to teaching others of God's Love He touched many lives and sought to bring them closer to the Lord. Joe was born in Benton County, Illinois and raised in the Midwest. After serving on the U.S.S. Wyoming during World War ll, he met and married Eunice Warner at Minnesota Bible College, and later graduated from Lincoln Christian College. He served as pastor in several churches in Illinois and Indiana before moving his family to Fowler, Ca where he served as pastor at Fowler Christian Church for six years. He held various jobs including butcher, bus driver, janitor, postal carrier and operated a small raisin vineyard for 25 years. Joe is survived by his wife, Eunice of 62 years; four children; Gloria and Mats Engwall, Carol and Gary Garant, Tim and Ann Veach, and Stephen and Mary Veach; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. A Celebration of his life was held at Clovis Christian Church on January 28, 2012. 02/22/2012 Posted