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Iveda D. Sauer


Fri, May 24th, 2002
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Iveda D. Sauer, 87, of Spring Valley, died May 18, 2002 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

Iveda Dorothea Johnson was born June 25, 1914, in rural Spring Grove. She attended Rask Country School, graduated from Spring Grove High School and, in 1932, graduated from Wisconsin Business University in La Crosse, WI. She was a secretary at Electric Auto-Lite Co. in La Crosse. On June 3, 1934, she married Alvin E. Sauer at Wilmington Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. The couple lived in La Crosse, and Mr. Sauer was an assistant manager at Trane Co. In May 1943, they moved to a farm south of Spring Valley, where she lived until 1978. Mr. Sauer died Nov. 25, 1977. Mrs. Sauer moved to Spring Valley and worked as a bookkeeper for Marzolf Implement Co. until 1994, when she retired after 38 years. She was a Sunday school teacher for many years and sang in the church choir. The couple were 4-H leaders in the 1950s.

Survivors include three sons, Robert W. Sr. (Lordes) of Kailua, Hawaii, David R. (Ann) of Oronoco and Ronald D. (Linda) of La Crosse; a daughter, Ann E. Chaffee of Rochester; 15 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and a sister, Selma Clark of Heath, Ohio. Five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

The funeral for Iveda D. Sauer was May 22, 2002 at Zumbro Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Gary Benson officiating. Burial was at Ostrander Cemetery. Vine Funeral Home in Rochester was in charge of arrangements.
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Antonina Ziarkiewicz

Fri, May 24th, 2002
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Antonina Ziarkiewicz, 78, of Spring Valley, a former American Express employee, died May 19, 2002 at Spring Valley Care Center.

Antonina Magdenicz was born April 17, 1924, in Kiev, Ukraine. In 1948 she married John Dudzinski in Germany and t ..... 
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Dorothy Ruth

Fri, May 24th, 2002
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Dorothy Ruth, 84, of Grand Junction, CO, formerly of Chatfield, died May 15, 2002.

Dorothy Anna Dudek was born July 23, 1917, near Chatfield. In 1935 she graduated from Chatfield High School as valedictorian of her class. She attended Minnea ..... 
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Orval J. Peterson

Fri, May 24th, 2002
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Orval J. Peterson, 87, a longtime Lanesboro businessman, died May 20, 2002 at the Harmony Health Care Center, where he had resided since June 1999.

He was born Sept. 30, 1914, in Lanesboro, attended Benson elementary school through the eight ..... 
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Thomas Patrick Norton

Fri, May 24th, 2002
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Thomas Patrick Norton, 65, of Chatfield, a feed sales representative, died May 18, 2002 at his home following a lengthy illness.

Born Feb. 15, 1937, in rural Millville, Wabasha County, he grew up in the Millville area and graduated from Lake ..... 
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Fri, May 17th, 2002
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Norways national costume
The bunad is rooted in heritage and traditionBy Deb Nelson GourleyMonday, May 13, 2002

The bunad, Norway's National Costume, will be worn by Norwegians and Norwegian-Americans this weekend to ..... 
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A tour of Norways Stavkirker

Fri, May 17th, 2002
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Finding ancestral links to stave churchesBy Deb Nelson GourleyApril 29, 2002Truly unique to Norway, the Stavkirke (Stave Church) is a 900-year-old wooden temple filled with history of the Viking Era and Christianity. Approximate ..... 
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Astri, my Astri where art thou?

Fri, May 17th, 2002
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A primer for searching Fillmore County genealogy records for pioneer ancestorsBy Deb Nelson GourleyMarch 18, 2002

Imagine a class called Genealogy 101: Fillmore County Pioneers. You are only given the following information ..... 
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Garns wheel still spinning after 200 years

Fri, May 17th, 2002
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February 4, 2002

Inheriting a 200-year-old Garns family spinning wheel from my Grandmother, Stella (Brdsgrd) Nelson, was exhilarating. Having myself been an avid handspinner for years, I could visualize what the assembled spinning wheel would ..... 
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