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August H. Drewes


Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

August Herman Drewes, 88, of Chatfield, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Chosen Vally Care Center in Chatfield, of congestive heart failure.

August was born Feb. 8, 1924, to George and Elizabeth (Kaulbaush) Drewes in Spring Valley. He graduated from high school in

Spring Valley with the class of 1942. August served in the Army in Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand and the Philippine Islands from 1943 to 1946. He married Ruth Esther Wagner on Oct. 23, 1946, in Arlington, Wis. They lived in Rochester for a time and moved to Chatfield in 1962. August opened Drewes Accounting in Chatfield from 1962 until 1991 when he retired. Ruth was a homemaker.

August was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewiston, where he was church treasurer and a Sunday School

teacher. He was also a member of the Minnesota Association of Accountants and the Commercial Club. He enjoyed crossword

puzzles, and spending time with family.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Donna (Gary) Redwing of Chatfield and Diana (Michael) Coats of Byron; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and a sister.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewiston, with Michael Lindemann officiating. Burial will be in Leeds, Wis., at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 23, at the Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield, and one hour prior to the service at the church in Lewiston on Tuesday.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is in charge of arrangements (507) 867-4310.

Online condolences may be made at www.rileyfuneralhomes.com.

Ilene Mildred Anderson

Fri, Jul 6th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Ilene Mildred Anderson, 89, of Chatfield, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. Ilene Mildred Soiney was born May 16, 1923, in Harmony, to Lawrence Soiney and Matilda (Jacobson) Soiney. She attended Harmony and Whalan S ..... 
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Helen R. Baker

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Helen Rose Baker, 91, of Chatfield, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. Helen Rose Meeker was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Jordan Township, Fillmore County, rural Chatfield, to John and Mary (Baker) Meeker. She graduated ..... 
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William Henry Dudley

Mon, Jun 11th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

William ‘Bill’ Henry Dudley, 61, of Chatfield, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Chatfield. Bill was born July 25, 1950, in Decatur Ill., to J.C. and Esther (Young) Dudley. He graduated from Decatur High School in 1968. He joined the US Arm ..... 
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Luella Penne

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Luella Penne, age 94, of Chatfield, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at the Chosen Valley Care Center where she had resided since 2001. Luella Catherine Weber was born on March 29, 1918, in Cresco, Iowa to Frank and Carrie (Volkering) Weber. She marri ..... 
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Mary Katherine Ward

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Katherine “Kay” Ward, 83, of Chatfield, died Tuesday morning, April 17, 2012, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Katherine was born May 15, 1928 in Red Wing, Minnesota, one of 13 children of David and Alfreda (Matter) Gadient. S ..... 
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Robert Hurley

Mon, Mar 19th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Robert Hurley, age 81, of Chatfield, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Robert Eugene Hurley was born on October 28, 1930 to Michael and Mary (McCabe) Hurley in Caledonia, MN. After graduating from ..... 
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Eunice Battey

Mon, Feb 20th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Eunice Battey, 86 of Chatfield, died Sunday, February 12, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester where she had been since Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Eunice Evelyn Korsten was born on June 1, 1925, in Goodhue, MN to Henry and Katherine ..... 
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Virgil Kulsrud

Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Virgil Everett Kulsrud, 89, died Friday January 20, 2012, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where he had lived for the past eight months. He was born on March 20, 1922, in rural Lanesboro, attended area schools, and graduated from Preston H ..... 
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