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Gerald Marvin Schoppers


Fri, Nov 2nd, 2001
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Gerald Marvin Schoppers, 70, of Preston died Wednesday afternoon October 31, 2001 at his home.

He was born July 23, 1931, in Spring Valley to Marvin and Minerva (Riehl) Schoppers. He attended rural schools and graduated from Harmony High School in 19. He then farmed with his father and later served in the army in Korea from 1953-55. He married Carol Kidd in Stewartville on Dec. 8, 1956. In 1960 they moved to Bristol Center near Harmony, where he opened an auto service business. His wife died in February 1971. He worked for Bristol and Carimona townships grading roads. On Aug. 16, 1972, he married Kathryn Burkholder. He worked for Harmony Enterprises and later for Montgomery Ward. He was active in his church as an usher, deacon and was secretary/treasurer of Prairie Queen Cemetery Association. He enjoyed fishing, going to auctions and music.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Leslie (Marie) of Thomasville, NC; two daughters, Linda (Gary) Hasley of Rochester, and Donna Schoppers of Preston; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and two sisters, Dorothy (Eldon) Hellenga of Three Oaks, MI, and Sylvia (Don) Brink of Harmony. He was also preceded in death by a son.

The funeral for Gerald Schoppers was November 3, 2001 at Root River Church of the Brethren in rural Preston, the Rev. Frances Townsend officiating. Burial was in Prairie Queen Cemetery in rural Preston with military rites by the Preston Servicemen's Club. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
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Helen Pfremmer

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2001
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Helen Pfremmer , 82, of Harmony, died October 29, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Helen Ihns was born Nov. 16, 1918, in Lime Springs the daughter of Herman and Daisy (Tibbals) Ihns. She graduated from Lime Springs High School. On ..... 
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Laurel Louks

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2001
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Laurel Louks, 69, of Houston, died October 28, 2001 at La Crescent Health Care Center.

Laurel Hodge was born Aug. 26, 1932, in Kasson. She grew up there and also lived in Hayfield and Dodge Center. On March 29, 1955, she married Bob Louks. T ..... 
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Darwyn E. Northway

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2001
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Darwyn E. Northway, 66, of Owatonna, formerly of Preston and Byron, died of cancer October 28, 2001 at his home.

He was born Aug. 26, 1935, in Dodge Center, the son of Raymond and Harriet (Willey) Northway. The family moved to rural Grand Me ..... 
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Leverne M. Iverson

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2001
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Leverne M. Iverson 83, of Spring Valley, formerly of Ostrander, died October 27, 2001 in Grand Health Care Center in Grand Meadow where he had resided a short time.

He was born July 5, 1918, in Bennington Township, Mower County. He attended ..... 
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Rosella G. Hegna

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2001
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Rosella G. Hegna, 78, of rural Whalan, died from complications of a stroke on October 29, 2001 at Preston Good Samaritan Center where she had lived since Oct. 18.

Rosella G. Arends was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Fillmore County and grew up in ..... 
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Barbara Burtness

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2001
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Barbara Burtness, 90, of Harmony, died October 29, 2001 at her home.

Barbara Evelyn Myhre was born Aug. 11, 1911, in Spring Grove, the daughter of Ole and Othilja (Moen) Myhre. She graduated from high school and earned a bachelor's degree in ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson 2001 Volleyball Captains

Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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Rushford - Peterson 2001 Volleyball CaptAIns. From left: Nicky Mensink, Ashley Klinger, Denise Jacobson.

Rushford-Peterson 2001 Football Captains

Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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Rushford - Peterson 2001 Football Captains. From left: Jake Merchlewitz, Zach Mierau..

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