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Martha Ellen Vogen


Tue, Jul 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Martha Ellen Vogen, age 93, died Saturday morning, July 12, 2014, at the Stewartville Care Center.

Martha was born June 26, 1921, in Austin, Minn., the 8th daughter of Casper and Cora (Wead) Bremseth. She was married in 1940 and later divorced. On August 13, 1973, she married Gerhart Vogen in Harmony, Minn. Martha resided in and around Fillmore County her entire life where she enjoyed dancing, fishing, jigsaw puzzles and most of all, the company of family and friends. Gerhart died July 26, 1985. Her final years were spent at the Stewartville Care Center where she found new friends among the patients and staff.

She was a long standing member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, Minn.

Martha is survived by six children, Barbara Swenson of Lincoln, Ark., Arlyn (Beverly) Sorum of Round Rock, Texas, Geraldine Sporcic of Springfield, Missouri, Nick (Maggie) Sorum of Rochester, Minn., Marilyn Hegna of Springdale, Ark. and Gene Sorum of Hsinchu, Taiwan; four grandchildren, Darwin Guy, Douglas (Sue) Guy, Debra McCabe and Dawn (Nub) Elmore; five stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 4 stepgreat-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ovedia Bakken of Wykoff, Minn.; one brother, Jim Johnson of Rochester; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, along with nine sisters, and six brothers.

The funeral will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with Rev. Dennis Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

101 and going strong

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

In May of 2013 we visited with Amos Anderson for his birthday as he turned 100 years old. We thought for this year’s Senior Living Section it would be nice to check back with Anderson and see how he is doing after turning 101 on February 16, 2014 ..... 
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Inflow and infiltration issues in Harmony

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

At the Harmony City Council meeting on July 8, city employee Chris Johnson brought a problem to the attention of the council. Johnson noted at the wastewater treatment plant, there has been high levels of water infiltrating from the ground. While ..... 
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There was spirit in Harmony on July 4

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

The colors of red, white, and blue poured into the town of Harmony, Minn. during this year’s long Independence Day weekend. With July 4 falling on a Friday, many people enjoyed a three day weekend to take in all of the festivities the town had to ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony on July 15

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Typica ..... 
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Fillmore Central to offer trap shooting

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Members of the Harmony Conservation Club attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on June 24. Board member Sue Sikkink explained they had approached her with the idea of starting a trap shooting team at Fillmore Central. The trap shooti ..... 
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Fifth annual Harmony Hustle sustains “A Brush with Kindness” projects

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

“We’ve raised more than $18,000 in support of Habitat,” said Harmony Hustle co-organizer Ralph Beastrom who helps organize the Harmony Hustle, a 10K run, 5K run/walk, and a 1K Kid’s Challenge all part of Harmony’s Fourth of July celebratio ..... 
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Fillmore Central Band and Choir perform at Disney World

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

This past week, June 16-22, the Fillmore Central Band and Choir traveled to Orlando, Fla., to perform at the Walt Disney World Resort. The marching band performed at the Magic Kindgom during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 18, for an enormous crow ..... 
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The Affordable Care Act is Needed for All

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I read the letter Greg Davids had in the Journal May 26 and I thought to myself, ‘good grief, Greg, isn’t there something you can be positive about?’ It appeared that you cherry-picked whatever negative you could find in th ..... 
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