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Wendell Anstett


Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Wendell John George Anstett, 79, of Rochester, died Monday September 24, 2012, at his home in Rochester.

Wendell was born April 27, 1933, in Preston, the son of John and Louise Anstett. Raised in Preston, he was a graduate of Preston High School with the Class of 1951. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1954, and then returned to Southeastern Minnesota. He married Sherry Strahl on January 25, 1957, in Preston. From 1954 to 1988, Mr. Anstett worked for the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Rochester. After 1988, he had a number of jobs, including a telephone business he owned and operated with other Northwestern Bell employees he had worked with. Currently, he was working for Rochester Ford. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to coffee with his buddies.

He was a longtime member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, a member of American Legion Post 166 and VFW Post 6893, both in Preston, and the Preston Sportsmans’ Club.

He is survived by his daughters, Debra Anstett of Rochester, and Jeannine Anstett of Saint James; a son Dale (Patricia) Anstett of Harris; a granddaughter, Carly Jean Anstett of Harris; and a sister, Maude “Mitzi” (Richard Jr.) Holets of Chatfield. Also surviving is a dear family friend, Mary Colbenson of Saint James.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sherry Anstett in 2009; a son, Lee Anstett; parents, John and Louise Anstett; and two sisters, Ruth Ewaldt and Mae Peterson.

Funeral services for Wendell Anstett were held Saturday September 29, 2012, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rochester. The Reverend Karna Hagen officiated. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston, Minnesota.




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Levern C. Grooters

Thu, Sep 20th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

LEVERN C. GROOTERS, age 97, of the Greenleafton, Minn., area, died Tuesday morning, September 18, 2012, at Spring Valley Estates. Levern was born January 15, 1915, in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of James and Anna (Elfrink) Grooters. The fam ..... 
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Katherine Pitney

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Katherine Beatrix Kailey Pitney died August 7, 2012, at The Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. She was born on August 8, 1923, at the Willows Maternity Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. George and Ethel Wisecarver Kailey, longtime re ..... 
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Katherine Pitney

Wed, Aug 15th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Katherine Beatrix Kailey Pitney died August 7, 2012 at The Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. She was born on August 8, 1923 at the Willows Maternity Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. George and Ethel Wisecarver Kailey, longtime residen ..... 
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Beverly Overland

Mon, Aug 13th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Beverly Ruth (Erickson) Overland, 83, of Preston, formerly of Lanesboro, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Golden Living West in Rochester, where she has resided since June. Beverly Ruth Erickson was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Winona County, to Elmer Roy a ..... 
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Harland C. Schoppers

Wed, Jul 18th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

HARLAND C. SCHOPPERS, age 83, of rural Preston, Minn., passed away Tuesday morning, July 17, 2012, at Rochester Methodist Hospital after a short bout with pancreatic cancer. Harland Curtis Schoppers was born October 31, 1928, in Forestvill ..... 
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Neil Haugerud

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Neil Sherman Haugerud, 81, resident of Preston, MN, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, MN. He was surrounded by family at the time of his death. Born in Canton, Minnesota, July 3, 1930, to Sherman and Ann ..... 
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Thelma M. Kohn

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Thelma M. Kohn, age 79, of Preston, died Friday, May 11, 2012, in Preston. Thelma was born May 29, 1932, in Holt Township, Fillmore Co., Minn., the daughter of Nelius E. and Randi M.(Johnson) Torgerson. She was a 1952 graduate of Preston Hi ..... 
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Marion Wentworth

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Marion Wentworth, 84, of Preston, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at her home in Preston. Marion was born on January 13, 1928, in Fountain, Minnesota the daughter of Anton and Caroline (Anderson) Tangen. She attended country school, and gradua ..... 
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