Charlotte C. Kadow age 96 of Red Wing and formerly of the Milwaukee area died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Potters Ridge in Red Wing. She was born September 10, 1918 in Edgerton, WI the daughter of George and Margaret (Dates) Kruckenberg. Charlotte grew up on a dairy farm and graduated from Edgerton High School. After graduation she attended Mt. Sinai Nursing School in Milwaukee and became a RN working in home health care. Charlotte married Harry Kadow. Charlotte was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She always kept a large garden, enjoyed working on geneolgy, and needlepoint. Charlotte took great pride in her grandchildren and always showed her care, concern and love for her family. Her family remembers her as a strong women who always obeyed the rules. She is survived by her children, Robert (Carol) Kadow, Jean Masse; daughter-in-law, Mary (Paul) Kadow Pinter Scott; grandchildren, Dana (Juli) Kraft, Brian (Laurie) Kraft, Krista Coffey, Timothy (Tara) Kadow, Robyn (Ryan) Trannel, Michael (Brooke) Kadow, Elizabeth Kadow, Mark (Amber) Masse, Beth (Todd) Collins, Michael Kadow; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, David (Darlene) Kruckenberg, and Malcolm Kruckenberg. Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Kadow, daughter and son-in-law, Elaine (Ed) Kraft; son, Craig Kadow; sister and brother-in-law, Doris (Bill) Dietze; son-in-law, Jim Masse. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church in Red Wing. Visitation was also Saturday from 1-2 pm at the church. Private interment will be in the Pine Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Milwaukee. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Maiden Rock
Gilmer A. "Budd" Berger, age 86 of Roberts, WI, and formerly of Thief River Falls, MN, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the River Falls Wisconsin Area Hospital. Budd was born the son of Gilmer M. and Astrid (Nelson) Berger on January 23, 1929 in Greenbush, MN. He graduated from Greenbush High School with the class of 1947. He married Jackilyn Gullikson in 1953. Budd served in the U.S. Army. He worked in construction for a few years, then worked for the State of Minnesota as a Drivers License Examiner for many years. Budd was a friendly, social guy who loved farming, fishing, hunting and spending time wtih his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jackilyn; son Greg Berger; and daughter Pam Berger. Budd is survived by his sons, Mitchell (Wanda) Berger, Scott (Rachel) Berger; daughters-in-law, Robbie Berger and Kathy Gelling; grandsons, Blaine Berger, Lance Berger, David Jensen, Hank Berger, Vaughn Berger; great-grandchildren, Jack, Maxwell, Joe, Quincy, Tiphanie, Hailey. A private family gathering was held in Hudson, WI on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Hudson.
Eloise was born June 6, 1927, the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Anderson) Sodergren in Scandia, MN. Eloise was a great homemaker and gardener, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Eloise was known for her beautiful flower gardens, both in and out of the house. She loved painting outdoor and wildlife scenes. She enjoyed music, playing the Hawaiian guitar in her youth and later in life playing the organ. Eloise’s kindness and compassion reflected her love for our Lord and she shared that faith with her family. She and her husband were active and faithful members at Ezekiel Lutheran Church and she enjoyed the fellowship of the “Sarah Circle”.
While Eloise’s passion was gardening, baking, and nurturing her flowers, she loved traveling with her husband, Ervin. The couple visited over 13 foreign countries from Morocco to Germany and Sweden.
Eloise is survived by her four children, Roxy (Wade) Carlson of Lindstrom, MN, Susie (Steve) Josephson of Cannon Falls, MN, Jim (Lanette) Harsdorf of Beldenville, WI, and Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls, WI. Grandchildren, Julie (David) Rahaim, Matthew (Meta) Carlson, Sean (Jumi Hayaki) Josephson, Sonja (Jeremy) Beyerlein, Scott (Valerie) Josephson, Johnathan (Bridget) Harsdorf, Kristina (Drew) Johnson, Laura (Tom) Benitz, Justin Harsdorf and Ryan (Harsdorf) Bailey; 18 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Arthur and Edith Sodergren; her husband, Ervin Harsdorf; sister, Phyllis Wurst; son-in-law, Vernon Bailey; and great-granddaughter, Claire Elizabeth Harsdorf.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11:00 am at Ezekiel Lutheran Church in River Falls. Visitation was also held Saturday before the service at the church. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Ezekiel Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Home or Adoray Hospice. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
A Memorial Service was held Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11 am at the First Congregational Church 110 N 3rd Street River Falls. Memorial visitation was also Friday from 10-11 am at the church. Private interment was in Kinnickinnic Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
Wayne Donald Rundquist age 83 of Stockholm passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. He was born the son of Waldemar and Henrietta (Johnson) Rundquist on February 2, 1932 in rural Pepin County. On August 22, 1953, he married Maxine Johnson. Wayne took pride in his work and success as a dairy farmer his entire life. He was a life-long member of Sabylund Lutheran Church. He served on the Church Board and sang in the Church Choir. Wayne also served his community as a supervisor on the Stockholm Town board, a member of the NFO (National Farmer Organization), and as a volunteer fire-fighter on the Lund Fire Department. He enjoyed traveling overseas, watching sports, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Wayne will be remembered for his great sense of humor and also for his generosity and kindness toward family, friends, neighbors and all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Maxine; children, Greg (Doug Fenn) of Sheboygan, Patti (Vernon) Andrews of Ellsworth, Brian (Tracy) Rundquist of Pepin, Cindy Rundquist of Alma, Tim (Amy) Rundquist of Prescott and Mike (Nicole) Rundquist of Prescott; grandchildren, Ben Andrews, Eric Andrews, Melissa Rundquist, Miranda (Aaron) Gray, Kyle Rundquist, Gavin Walk, Karis Walk, Sophie Walk, Chelsea (Jason) Ivers, Ryan (fiance’, Amber Winters)Reidt, Sophia Reidt, Mariah Rundquist, Derek Rundquist, Morgan Blair, Brandon Rundquist, Madasyn Rundquist; great-grandson, Grayson Rundquist; sisters, Marjorie Anderson of Plum City and Bonnie (Lester) Annen of Winnebago, MN. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ralph Rundquist and sister, Ruby Samuelson. A funeral service was held Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Sabylund Lutheran Church in rural Stockholm. Visitation was also held on Thursday from 10:00-12:00 noon at the church. Private interment will be in the Sabylund Church Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Maiden Rock.