Hornberg, Ragnhild K.

Ragnhild K. Hornberg, 71, of the C&R Unit of Community Memorial Hospital and formerly of 722 East 4th St., died Thursday, January 6, 2000 at the C&R Unit.

She was born in Winona on March 1, 1928, the daughter of George N. and Clara Emelia (Honsey) Sorbo. On October 8, 1949 she married Robert B. Hornberg at North Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro, MN. He died January 9, 1998.

Ragnhild helped her husband on the family farm, drove cattle truck and later worked at the Winona Knitting Mills as a ripper from 1983 to 1993 when she retired.

She graduated from Winona Senior High School on May 31, 1946 and Winona Business College in 1947.

She is a member of St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church, Winona, and a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Wilson, MN.

She enjoyed shopping, visiting and socializing with everybody, seeing her grandchildren, visiting and playing with them, feeding the ducks at Lake Winona, and also a love of the Norwegian heritage.

Survivors are sons: Roger (Connie) Hornberg, Moline, IL, and children, Jason, Lisa, Kyle and Julie; Robert Hornberg, Jr., Phoenix, AZ, and children, Chris and Missy; Raymond (Letty) Hornberg, Rt. 1, Dakota, MN, and children, Brian and Scott; Richard (Deanna) Hornberg, Ettrick, WI, and children, Nicky, Jeremy, Sharo, Tara, Keasha, Karine and Tava; Ronald (Renee) Hornberg, Rt. 2, Winona, and children, Andrew, Cassandra and Jacob; Rueben (Sally) Hornberg, Rochester, MN; and Ralph (Teresa) Hornberg, Fountain City, WI, and children, Krista and Brandon; daughters: Ruth (Louis) Pinkerton, Minot, ND, and children, Angelia, Jennie, John and Andria; Rebecca (Richard) Suhr, Fountain City,WI, and children, Ben, Anna and Jordan; Ramona (Jay) Woodard, Maple Grove, MN; and Roberta (Michael Schell) Hornberg, Winona, and children, Michael and Emelia; a sister, Dorothy Sorbo of Shoreview, MN; a sister-in-law, Ethel Thompson of Winona; and special friends, Donna Hornberg of Oelwein, IA and Audrey Peterson, Phoenix, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant son, and a son, Randy.

Funeral services were Monday, January 10 at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church with Revs. Oliver H. Lindholm and James Nelson officiating. Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Wilson, MN.

Casketbearers were her grandsons, John Pinkerton, Chris, Jason, Brian, Scott and Jeremy Hornberg.

A memorial is being arranged.

Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.


DeBolt, Jean Brackett

Jean Brackett DeBolt was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, to E.F. and Beulah (Holcombe) Brackett Harris. Her early years were spent in southern Ohio, graduating from Silver Creek High School in Jamestown, OH. She attended Eastern Illinois State College. Jean and Mike met at a young adult group at Hyde Park Methodist Church, Chicago in 1946. They were married in that same church on May 29, 1948.

In 1949 Jean and Mike moved to Mankato where they lived until coming to Winona in 1953.

Jean was a member of Central United Methodist Church, where she was a past Chair of its Board of Trustees as President and held other offices. She was involved in the United Methodist Women and church Circle. Some of her greatest rewards came from her church involvement.

Another source of satisfaction came from her commitment to her community. Jean was an active member of PEO, Ruskin Study Club and Friends of the Library. She served as president of the YWCA and was involved with the League of Women Voters and many other civic causes.

Jean was an astute business woman with a flair for real estate. She loved Bridge Club, Book Club, gardening, river and country living, traveling, and anything that added to "joie de vivre" (joy of living).

She is survived by her husband, Dr. M.L. DeBolt; daughters, Suzanne (Blake) DeBolt Wold, Burnsville, MN and Vicki (James) DeBolt-Smith, Prior Lake, MN; grandchildren, Ben and Bridgette Smith; sisters, Norma Bauer, Minneapolis, MN and Diana Brackett Ackley, Washington Court House, OH; and brothers, Erle and Thomas Brackett, Dayton, OH.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services for Jean were Monday, January 10 at Central United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mary Hurmence officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Central United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Friends of the Library, or the Watkins Home.

Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.


Lindstrom, Ray B.

Ray B. Lindstrom, 74, 1854 West 4th St., died Saturday, January 8, 2000 at Community Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 14, 1925 in Hampton, IA to Raymond and Marion (Sorenson) Lindstrom. On June 27, 1948 he married Doreen Christensen in Winona.

Ray was a member of the Community Bible Church where at one time he and his wife taught Sunday School together.

He was an Auto Body Repair Instructor at Winona Technical College for 17 years, and spent his retirement assisting his son-in-law in landscaping projects. Prior to this, he was employed by C. Paul Venables as an Auto Body Repairman for 12 years.

Ray enjoyed spending time with his family and restoring vehicles. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and spent 17 years teaching hunter safety training.

Ray is survived by his loving wife, Doreen; four children, Michael (Karen) Lindstrom, Coon Rapids, MN, David (Jill) Lindstrom, Prior Lake, MN, Bonnie (James) Kiese of Winona, and Vickie (Dana) Blong, Winona; six grandsons, Ben, Jim (Tammy), Eric, Tanner, Charlie and Brogan; five granddaughters, Jessica, Michell, Melissa, Natasha and Jennifer; one great-granddaughter, Destiny; and a brother, Wesley (Dorothy) Lindstrom of Westbrook, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, and a brother, Alvin Lindstrom.

Funeral services were Tuesday, January 11 at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Howe of Community Bible Church officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Casketbearers were Dana Blong, James Kiese, James Kronebusch, and Ben, David and Michael Lindstrom.

A memorial is being arranged.

Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.


Williams, Earl J.

Earl J. Williams, 91,St. Anne Hospice, died Saturday, January 8,2000 at the hospice.

He was born in Minneapolis, MN on March 12, 1908, the son of John V. and Leah M. (Tourville) Williams.

He worked as a buyer for Broadway Department Stores of California for many years, coming to Winona in September 1989.

He is a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Earl loved to play bridge and belonged to several bridge clubs in Winona. He was a very social gentleman who enjoyed traveling and traveled extensively in Europe.

Earl is survived by a sister, Audrey Morgan of Winona; and nieces and nephews, John (Lynne) Grams, Bellevue, WA, Diane (Richard) Walters, Detroit, MI; Cherre (David) Pye of Winona, Lisa Grams, Denver, CO, William (Nancy) Daws, Northridge, CA, and John (Ginny) Daws, Orinda, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Howard H., and a sister, Eleanor Daws.

Funeral services were Tuesday, January 11 at St. Anne Hospice. Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.

Memorials may be given to St. Anne Hospice.

Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.


Anderson, Winifred A.

Winifred A. Anderson, 90, of the Lamberton Residence, died Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at Community Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were Saturday, January 8 at Oak Grove Lutheran Church in Richfield, MN. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park, St. Anthony, MN.

A memorial service was held Monday, January 10 at the Lamberton Residence with Rev. Wade E. Davick of Central Lutheran Church officiating.


Gulbrandsen, Ruth

Ruth Gulbrandsen of 868 West Mark St., was born on March 17, 1911 in Superior, WI, to Louis and Karen (Petersen)Larsen. She married Gulbrand (Bill) Gulbrandsen on August 18, 1945 in Superior, after which she moved to Winona. He died in 1985.

In Superior she did secretarial and bookkeeping work for various firms for 14 years. Before leaving Superior she was employed as an accountant for the Housing Authority of the City of Superior for about three years.

In Winona, before retiring, she was a secretary for the City Engineer and three City Inspectors for 11-1/2 years.

She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Ev. Free Church. Ruth loved the Lord and had always been active in church work, both in Winona and Superior. She loved music, playing the piano, mandolin and singing. Ruth was a charter member of the Sons of Norway.

She is survived by a daughter, Joyce R. Gulbrandsen of Winona; step-grandsons, Richard and Robert Gulbrandsen; and two sisters, Hilda Wolfram of Wright, MN and Ingeborg Dickman, Superior,WI.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Paul, a step-son, George, and four sisters.

Ruth was a devoted wife, mother and friend.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 12 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Rick Iglesias officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be James Bronner, David Reed, Gary Roddell, Phil Gaddis, James Martens and Al Jarvinen.

A memorial is being arranged.

Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Beckman, Arnold "Arnie"

Arnold "Arnie" Beckman, 70, Stockton, MN, died Sunday, January 9, 2000 at Community Memorial Hospital.

Arnie was born June 25, 1929 in Hettinger, ND to August and Rose (Berger) Beckman.

Arnie served in the Army in the Korean War. On October 20, 1951 he and Dolores Keller were married in Winona. They farmed in North Dakota until moving to Montgomery, IL where he worked at Allsteel, Inc. as an inspector. In 1985 the couple moved to Stockton.

Arnie enjoyed gardening, fishing and woodwork.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7452 in Montgomery and was a member of the Stockton Promotional Group.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores; six children, Keith Beckman of Stockton; Gary Beckman of Plano, IL, Melanie (Rodney) Bond of Henderson, KY, Wayne (Pat) Beckman of Winona, Wendy (Chuck) Angela of Princeton, IL, and Tammie Beckman of Maplewood; seventeen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Edna Brown of Ephrata, WA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 13 at 11:00 a.m. at Hoff Funeral Homes-Lewiston Chapel with Chaplain Kathy Redig officiating. Spring burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Stockton.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before services at the funeral home.

Winona Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1287 will be conducting military honors following services at the funeral home.

Hoff Funeral Homes - Lewiston Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.


Anderson, Gynther

Gynther Anderson, 80, of North Hollywood, CA, died Thursday, January 6, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, CA, after a lingering illness for the past year.

He was born on April 13, 1919 in Rushford Village of Fillmore County, MN, to Samuel and Julia (Sauro) Anderson.

He was baptized and confirmed at Rushford Lutheran Church. He graduated from Rushford High School in 1939. After high school he worked at Holger Feed Mill in Rushford. He entered the U.S. Army in 1941 and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

He married Geraldine Butler on November 5, 1944, at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, CA.

He worked for Lockheed Aircraft for 31 years in California.

Survivors include his wife, Gerry; one daughter, Pamela (Wilford) LaPointe of Redding, CA; three granddaughters; two great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; a brother, Archie (Helen) Anderson of Minneapolis, MN; and two sisters, Janet Kinneberg and Mildred Buross, both of Rushford.

A memorial service was held Sunday, January 9 at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, CA.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 13 at Rushford Lutheran Church with Rev. Roger Knudson officiating. Burial will be in Rushford Lutheran Cemetery with military honors by the Rushford American Legion. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Hoff Funeral Homes - Cook Rushford Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.


Culhane, John R.

John R. Culhane, 67, Rushford, MN, died Saturday, January 8, 2000 at Valley View Nursing Home in Houston, MN.

John was born November 28, 1932 in Albert Lea, MN, the son of Daniel and Rose (Sheehan) Culhane. He married Barbara Nuszloch on May 9, 1958 in Lewiston, MN.

He graduated from Rushford High School in 1950 and attended St. John's University in Collegeville, MN.

John served in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years.

He was employed by Merchants National Bank in Winona where he worked as a data processor for 20 years.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the American Legion in Rushford.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, Steve (Karen) Culhane of Rushford and Bob (Linda) Culhane of Washington, D.C.; a daughter,Sue (Doug) McIntosh of Waseca, MN; five grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel (Mary) Culhane of Minneapolis, MN and Tom (Jean) Culhane of Rushford; and a sister, RoseMarie (Ed) Bott of Las Vegas, NV.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Ann Culhane.

A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, January 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rushford with Rev. William Kulas officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Hoff Funeral Homes - Cook Rushford Chapel is assisting with arrangements.


Drussell, Eugene W.

Eugene W. Drussell, 75, of Rt. 2, Winona, died Monday, January 10, 2000 at Winona Community Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 9, 1924 in Winona to Walter and Helen K. (Kouba) Drussell. He married Betty Jane Thompson on October 30, 1965 in Winona.

He was in partnership with his brother, Earl, and son, Dave, in the Drussell Well Drilling business.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of Winona; a son, Dave (LeeAnn) Drussell of Winona; step-children, Wayne (Sue) Hornberg, Winona, Debra Hornberg, Plano, TX, Renee (Steve) Larsen of Winona, and Diane (Don) Eide, Peterson, MN; one grandchild; two step-great-granddaughters; seven step-grandchildren; a brother, Earl (Marian) Drussell of Winona; and a sister, Dolores (Gene) Ziebell, Rushford, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert G. Meyer of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery where the Veterans of Foreign Wars Neville-Lien Post #1287 will provide military honors.

Pallbearers will be Dave Drussell, Earl Drussell, Don Eide, Shawn Hornberg, Mike Corcoran and Barry Nelson.

A Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Service.

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