VanGundy, Luellen E.

Luellen E. VanGundy, 95, of Houston, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at Valley View Nursing Home in Houston.

She was born on April 27, 1905 in Ostrander, Minn. to Peter and Isabella (Hagen) Olson. Luellen was raised in the Ostrander and Grand Meadow Minn. areas. She married Carl VanGundy on September 6, 1923.

She and Carl moved to Houston shortly after their marriage. They farmed in the Houston area for many years until they retired and moved to the town of Houston in 1956. Luellen cooked at various restaurants in Houston and worked as a volunteer at the Valley View Nursing Home. She was well known as an excellent cook and baker.

Luellen was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, church circle and ladies aide, the Iris Garden Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by eight sons: Harold (Dolores) VanGundy of Houston; Donald (LaVon) VanGundy of Houston; Wesley (Dorothy) VanGundy of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Francis (Shirley) VanGundy of Houston; Junior (Donna) VanGundy of Houston; Robert (Laurel) VanGundy of St. Paul, Minn.; Allen (Loretta) VanGundy of Hokah, Minn.; and Larry (Patty) VanGundy of Houston; two daughters: Lois Quillin of LaCrescent, Minn.; and Judy (Steve Mrachek) Ledebuhr of Winona; 29 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Richard (Selma) Olson of Togo, Minn.; and Willis (Thelma) Olson of Apache Junction, Ariz.; two sisters: Edith (Wayne) Guy of Ostrander, Minn.; and Arletta Jurasinski of Mountain View, Cal.; four sisters-in-law: Carrie Sue Olson of Phoenix, Ariz.; Joyce Olson of Rochester, Minn.; Marie Olson of Winona; and Elizabeth Puterbaugh of Winona.

Luellen was preceded in death by her husband, two grandsons: William Quillin and Gary VanGundy, one son-in-law, Donald Quillin; six brothers and three sisters.

The funeral service was Friday, February 2, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston with the Revs. Lane Zaffke and Louise Stromberg officiating. Burial was in the Money Creek Cemetery in Money Creek, Minn.

The family prefers memorials to be directed to Valley View Nursing Home, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, or A.B.L.E. Group Home.

Hoff Funeral Homes ­ Houston Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.


Sula, Lillian F.

Lillian F. Sula, 93, formerly of 359 Liberty St., died Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at the Watkins Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since 1995.

Lillian was born on July 7, 1907, in Wilson Township, to Theodore and Augusta Tesch Leibner. She lived in Winona County all her life.

She is a member of St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid, Winona Friendship Center and AARP.

She worked for Federal Bakery and was a member of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Local 390, of which she was elected Woman of the Year in 1968, and also a member of the Old Settlers Association.

She is survived by a son, Dale Sula of Winona; a daughter, Alice (Harry) Pozanc of Winona; two grandchildren, Linda (Greg) Aichele and Nancy Valentine; and a great-granddaughter, Alexis Valentine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Alma Ladewig, Etta Dittberner, Pearl Kukowski and Leona Leibner, and a brother, Arnold Leibner.

Funeral services were Saturday, February 3, at St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Rev. Timothy Dost officiating. Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Wilson, Minn.

Martin-Myhre Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.


Hengel, Margaret E.

Margaret E. Hengel, 80, of 311 Saehler Drive, Minnesota City, Minn., died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at Community Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving husband and family.

She was born in Amery, Wis., on January 21,1921 to Bernard and Grace (Rand) Klinger. Margaret was raised by her grandparents, Clarence and Fidelia Fitch Rand. She married Francis J. Hengel on October 15, 1941 in Winona.

She retired in 1979 from Knitcraft Corp. where she had been a sewer and a supervisor.

Margaret is a member of Central United Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid.

She is survived by her husband, Francis; a son, Richard (Ada) Hengel of Minnesota City; daughters, Karrol (Ronald) Wenzel of Minnesota City, and Randi (William) Reinarts of Winona; grandchildren: Chad (Heidi) Wenzel, Jason (Tricia) Wenzel, Lauri Roach, Cindy (Brian) Wehlage, and Carla (Josh) Larson, all of Winona; great-grandchildren: Cody, Zachary, Nicholas and Michael Wenzel, Brittany Dworschak, Noah Roach, Shelby Hengel-Wehlage, and Tre Wehlage; a brother, Eugene Klinger of Montesano, Wash.; and a sister, Ruth Kukowski of Winona.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Bill and Earl.

Funeral services were Friday, February 2, at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home, with Chaplain Kathy Redig officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Casketbearers were grandchildren, Chad and Jason Wenzel, Lauri Roach, Carla Larson, and Cindy and Brian Wehlage.

A memorial is being arranged.

Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.


Montoya, Anthony F.

Anthony F. Montoya, 48, of Flandreau, SD, died Saturday, January 27, 2001.

He was born August 12, 1952 in Winona, to Anastacio and Elise Merchlewitz Montoya. His father was in the military and Anthony received his education in many different places. He graduated from high school in Albuquerque, NM. He then attended Winona State and Mankato State. Anthony married Donalda Armstrong on March 26, 1983 in Flandreau.

He worked at Minnesota Migrant Counsel in St. James, Minn., Pipestone Vo-Tech as an education counselor, Group W Cable in Winona, and was manager of Box Office Inc. in Mankato. For the past twelve years he worked at St. Peter Security Hospital as a security counselor.

Anthony was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Flandreau.

Survivors include his wife, Donalda; three daughters, Elise and Shaylene Montoya of Flandreau, and Tessa Thulien of St. James, Minn.; two sons, Lalo Montoya of Flandreau, and Aaron Gaspard of LaCrosse, Wis.; his mother, Elise Ulloa (Lalo) of Antonio, Colo.; and his grandmother, Linda Merchlewitz of Winona.

He was preceded in death by his father, one grandmother and his grandfathers.

Funeral services were Wednesday, January 31 at First Presbyterian Church in Flandreau, with Elder Paula Armstrong officiating. Burial was in First Presbyterian Cemetery in Flandreau.

Honorary pallbearers were Lalo Montoya, Mike Merchlewitz, Brandon Armstrong, Aaron Gaspard, Mitch Brink and Aaron Blair.

Skroch Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


Buggs, Marjorie A.

Marjorie A. Buggs, 83, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at Winona Community Memorial Hospital.

Hoff Funeral Home's- Burke Winona Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.


Beyer, Joseph William

Joseph William Beyer, 9 months old, of 303 Mankato Avenue, died Thursday, February 1, 2001 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, Wis.

He was born April 21, 2000 in Winona, to Jason E. and Susan C. (Kelley) Beyer.

He is survived by his parents, Jason and Susan of Winona; his paternal grandmother, Mary Edel Beyer of Winona; his maternal grandmother, Doris Kelley of Rice Lake, Wis.; his paternal great-grandmother, Susanna Beyer of Winona; his maternal great-grandmother, Elsa Schafer of Rice Lake, Wis., and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Argene Beyer, and his maternal grandfather, Frank A. Kelley, III.

A Mass of the Angels will be offered Sunday, February 4, at 2 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church with Rev. Daniel R. Dernek officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Service.


Collins, Beverly Mae

Beverly Mae Collins, 67, Winona, died Saturday, January 27, 2001 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn.

A memorial service will be held in Winona on February 10.

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