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James Jerome Grabau


Thu, Jan 30th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

James Jerome Grabau, age 60, of Preston, Minn., passed away Wednesday, January 29. 2014, at the Golden Age Living Center in St. Charles, Minn.

James was born April 6, 1953, in Preston, the son of Joe and Flora (Anderson) Grabau. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wykoff, Minn. He was a 1971 graduate of Preston-Fountain High School. He then attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and then received his Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota.

James worked for a summer at Kodak in Rochester, New York, on computer voice recognition. He then worked at 3M and Honeywell and taught electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He had been a resident of the Golden Age Living Center for the past two years where he was President of the Residential Council.

His hobbies included, word comparisons, “which would you rather” questions, phone contact with beloved family, index card lists and telling interesting anecdotes.

James is survived by his mother, Flora Grabau of Preston; brothers, Larry (Mary Jo) Grabau of Lexington, Ken., Russell (Hope) Grabau of Waterville, Minn.: sisters, Mary Emma (Charles) Stackhouse of Preston and Trudy (Terry) Wendorff of Winthrop, Minn.; nephews, Craig (Mary) Stackhouse, Chad (Leigha) Stackhouse, Joseph and Jonathan Grabau, Zane, Ezra and Ezekiel Grabau and Carl, Bjorn , Aaron and Izaak Wendorff; nieces, Bonnie (Nate) Rindels, Brenda (Chris) Peterson, Cathy Stackhouse, Laura Grabau, Lora Joy and Lydia Grabau and Emma Wendorff; nine great-nieces and nephews; uncles and aunts, Everett Grabau, Beatrice (Everett) Eickhoff, Mary (Wayne) Richardson, Paul Anderson, Bob (Joan) Anderson, David (Betty) Anderson, Paula Anderson and LaVona Anderson; and many cousins both in Minnesota and Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Jerome Grabau; four uncles; and three aunts.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Preston United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Spring burial of his ashes will be in the Watson Creek Cemetery in rural Preston. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Rosemary “Rosie” Reicks

Tue, Jan 28th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Rosemary “Rosie” Reicks, age 75 of Harmony, Minn. died Sunday, January 26, 2014 at her home in Harmony. Rosie was born May 31, 1938 in Scheffield, North Dakota the daughter of Joseph and Eugenia (Selinger) Olheiser. She attended St. Pius Cath ..... 
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Paul Martin Eastwold

Tue, Jan 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Paul Martin Eastwold, 75, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab. Paul was born to Lloyd and Delia (Lawson) Eastwold on May 1, 1938. He graduated from LeRoy-Ostrander High School in 1956 and served in the Arm ..... 
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Thora C. Hoiseth

Tue, Jan 28th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Thora C. Hoiseth, 101, of Rushford, Minn. died on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Gundersen – Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis. Thora was born on May 21, 1912, in Norway Towhship, Minn. to Christ and Cora (Carlson) Hatleli. She was raise ..... 
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Caryl Ann Bestor-Hanson

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Caryl Ann Bestor-Hanson, age 67, of Harmony, Minn., died surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at her home in Harmony. Caryl Ann was born February 21, 1946 in Granger, Minn., the daughter of Verl and Gertrude (Hovey) Bestor. She ..... 
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Wade Garett Woxland

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Wade Garett Woxland, 49, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his family December 28, 2013, following a valiant and extensive battle with cancer. An avid cyclist, Wade counted the fight for his life another endurance challenge and ..... 
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John Donald (Don) Judd

Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

John Donald (Don) Judd, 85, of Rochester died Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus of heart failure. Don was born March 15, 1928 to John and Genevieve (Connelly) Judd. Don graduated from Chatfield High School in ..... 
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Irene E. Eichstadt

Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Irene E. Eichstadt, 94, of Preston, Minn.., died on Monday, January 20, 2014, of natural causes at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., where she had been a patient for one day. Irene Ethlyn Lee was born on June 25, 1919 in Dolliver, Iowa to ..... 
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Andrew Peter Kingsbury

Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Andrew Peter Kingsbury, 29, of La Crosse, Wis. died on Sunday, January 5, 2014, due to an automobile accident in the Winona, Minn. area. Andy was born on December 8, 1984, in Waseca, Minn. to Allan and Linda (Peterson) Kingsbury. He moved with his ..... 
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