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John Victor Viren D.V.M., 78, of Two Harbors, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 27, 1931, to Edward and Viola (Palmquist) Viren in Duluth. He grew up in Duluth and graduated from Central High School in 1949. John attended Bethel College and UMD before enlisting in the Marine Corps. He served during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Japan and Hawaii. After his return, he attended the University of Minnesota Veterinary College, graduating in 1962.
William D. Bothun, age 80, of Hastings, died Oct. 16, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Esther (Johnson) Bothun; and his brothers Glenn, Gordon and Willard. William is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Lynn (Dennis) Heieie, Diane (Thomas) Peine and Thomas Bothun; grandchildren, Andy, Katie, Sam and Hannah; brothers Ernest and LeRoy Bothun. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Desiree Gold, will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at the Cottage Grove United Church of Christ, 7008 Lamar Ave. S., Cottage Grove. Interment will be 2 p.m.
Rosella M. Johnson, age 96, of Hastings died Oct. 18, 2010, at the Fairview Seminary Home in Red Wing. Rosella was born Oct. 20, 1913, in Jones County, Iowa, to Otto and Elise (Balster) Behrends. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Charles Stone, and second husband, Meridith Johnson; stepson Gary Johnson; siblings Elsie Swanson, Richard Behrends, and Marie Husting. Rosella is survived by her son, Leon C.
Deanna M. Serres, age 73, of Hastings died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls. Deanna was born March 29, 1937, in Hastings to Leo and Esther (Heinz) Murray. She was a 1955 graduate of Hastings High School and married Richard Serres on August 9, 1958.
Teresa A. Turner, Oct. 13, 1948 - Oct.
Bernadine Dorothy Eckhart, age 86, of Inver Grove Heights, died suddenly on Sept. 30, 2010. Preceded in death by husband, Ellsworth "Jim" Eckhart; and many brothers and sisters. Survived by son, Dean Eckhart and Robin White; beloved grandchildren, Ryan, Carrie, Cory Eckhart and Jessi Welch; brothers, Alvin "Butch" and Ferrell Blatz and Leroy and Mary Ann Blatz; sisters-in-law, Susie (Alcuin) Blatz and Sabina (Gilbert) Blatz; many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Church of St. Patrick, 3535 E.
Eleanore Theodora Miller, Cannon Falls, widow of Melvin Miller, entered into eternal rest Sunday morning, Oct. 10, 2010. Eleanore Theodora Brage, daughter of Robert T. and Ellen C. Carlson Brage, was born June 25, 1916, in Douglas Twp., Dakota County. Eleanore was a graduate of Cannon Falls High School, class of 1934, and the Teachers Training Department, class of 1935.
Elaine Gove, age 75, of Hastings, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. Elaine was born Feb. 5, 1935, in New Richmond, Wis., to James and Lucille (Ring) Casey. She was a 1953 graduate of New Richmond High School and married Gene Gove on Oct. 3, 1953, in New Richmond.
Kenneth A. Schultz, age 81, of Hastings, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at his home. He was born to Albert and Hulda (Peters) Schultz on Jan. 20, 1929, in Shelby, Iowa, and had served in the Army during the Korean War. Kenneth married Frances Benning on Dec. 30, 1958, in Harlan, Iowa. He had worked at Armour & Co.
Betty Jeanne Ohman, 88, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. at the Regina Nursing Home of Hastings. She was born to Archie and Clife (Daggett) Nimens on Oct. 28, 1921, in Eau Claire, Wis. Betty was married to Robert Ohman and they were blessed with two children: Rick and Jean. Betty graduated from North High School, Minneapolis, and the U of M. Over the years, Betty became involved with the BPW and was an active member of the Methodist Church of Crookston. Betty enjoyed playing bridge for card clubs and was politically active for the DFL.