Obituaries


Lillie Ann Voight, 78, Green Isle

5/25/2017

Lillie Ann Voight, age 78, of Green Isle, passed away at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia on Friday, May 19.
Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 23.
Casket bearers for the funeral were Jerome Schuft, Gary Voight, Sharon Martins, Wade Trnka, Scott Luepke and Tom Edmonds.
Honorary casket bearers included Jerry and Patty Battcher, Dave and Connie Rohde and Rita Edmonds.
Family ushers for the funeral was Mary Trnka and Steve Luepke.
A visitation was held two hours prior to the service time   at the church on Tuesday, May 23.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
Lillie Ann Mae Voight was born to James and Lillian (Charney) Trnka in Glencoe on Feb. 20, 1939. She graduated from the Glencoe High School. On Nov. 15, 1958, she married Harlen Voight at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle. Lillie Ann worked as a seamstress for Strutware in Glencoe, at Telex in Glencoe, and worked at and retired from Technical Services for Electronics (TSE) in Arlington. Lillie Ann in her earlier years was an avid bowler and also helped her husband in his woodworking business by staining the wood.
Lillie Ann is survived by her husband, Harlen Voight of Green Isle; daughter, Laura Ann Voight of Arlington; son, Jeffrey Voight of Hopkins; sister, Joann (Jeff) Jamieson of Oklahoma; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marlys Trnka of Glencoe, Lorraine Trnka of New Mexico, Lyman Trutna of Battle Lake, Bernette Uecker of Green Isle and Barb (Dick) Luepke of Arlington.  
Lillie Ann was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, one sister-in-law and three brothers-in-law.
Kolden Funeral Home of Arlington handled arrangements.

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Marion Woehler, 91, Arlington

5/25/2017

Marion Woehler, age 91, of Arlington passed away at the Arlington Good Samaritan Society on Monday, May 22.
A memorial service will take place at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25. Rev. Deborah Dawson will officiate.
A visitation took place at the church from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24. It will continue one hour prior to the service time at the church on Thursday, May 25.
Interment will take place in St. John’s of New Rome Cemetery.
Marion was born to Paul and Marie (Ehlers) Marquardt in Kelso Township, Sibley County, on May 28, 1925. She attended and graduated from Le Sueur High School in 1943. She attended cosmetology school but other interests kept her from completing the course. She married Robert F. Woehler at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church of New Rome on May 28, 1944. She worked as a seamstress, homemaker and daycare provider for her grandkids. She made the best apple pies and meatballs as well as liking flowers and working on her yard. Marion was a member of the Rush River Birthday Club and the Sibley County Choir. She loved going to concerts and with her sewing abilities designed and sewed 12 wedding dresses as well as many other fineries.
Marion is survived by her children, Bobette (Doug) Schauer of Arlington, Anita Woehler of Falls Church, Va., Leanna (John) Fluegge of New Ulm, Andrea (Todd) Brinkman of Lafayette and John (Lana) Woehler of Arlington; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Edith (Robert) Schleeve of Le Sueur, sisters-in-law, MaryAnn Marquardt of Arlington and Pauline Woehler of Gaylord.
She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Charles and Amanda Woehler; husband, Robert; brothers, Joe and William “Sonny” Marquardt; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Elaine Marquardt, Louis Woehler, and Carl and Esther Woehler.

 

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Herbert Schuth, 90, formerly of Glencoe

5/25/2017

Herbert William August Schuth, age 90, of Silver Lake, and formerly of Glencoe, passed away at Cedar Crest Estate in Silver Lake on Monday, May 15.
Funeral services were held at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, McLeod County, at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18. Pastor Dennis Reichow officiated. The organist was Christy Ittel.
Congregational hymns   were “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” and “I’m But A Stranger Here.”
Casket bearers were James Dammann, Brian Dammann, Kevin Cohrs, Larry Litzau, Roger Schuth, Ronald Schuth, Donald Dammann and Tim Schuth.
Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Herbert William August Schuth was born in Helen Township, McLeod County, on Nov. 9, 1926.  He was the son of Karl and Anna (Tanke) Schuth, Sr. Herbert was baptized as an infant on Nov. 21, 1926, and later was confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 27, 1941, both by Rev. Dysterheft at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, McLeod County.  His confirmation verse was John 14:23.  Herbert received his education at St. John’s parochial school.          
Herbert made his home on the family farm in Helen Township. He was a dairy farmer with his father and brother.  Herbert was a lifelong member at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township.  
Herbert enjoyed watching ball games and game shows on television and helping other farmers, especially his neighbors.  When he moved to Millie Beneke Manor and later Cedar Crest, Herbert enjoyed visiting with others there.
Herbert is survived by his brother, Carl (Lucy) Schuth  of Waconia; nephews, Elroy (Mae) Schuette of Hutchinson, Elmer (Yvonne) Schuette  of Glencoe, Howard (Sharon) Schuette of Green Isle, and Eric (Lisa) Hellerud-Schuth  of Waconia; niece, Christina (Kevin) Roles of Minnetonka; other relatives and many friends.
Herbert is preceded in death by his parents, Karl and Anna Schuth; brother, Albert Schuth; sister, Emma Schuette and her husband, Clarence.
Arrangements by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe.  Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at www.mcbridchapel.com.  Please click on Obituaries/-Guest

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Marlys S. Vilhauer, 82, rural Litchfield

5/4/2017

Marlys S. Vilhauer, age 82, of rural Litchfield, passed away peacefully at home while being surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 25. She fought a short but courageous battle with lung cancer.
A memorial service was held at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29.
Visitation was held at the church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29.
Interment will take place later this spring in the Arlington Public Cemetery. 
Marlys Selma Winter was born to August and Esther (Miller) Winter in New Auburn Township on May 28, 1934. She was baptized on June 27, 1934 and confirmed in her faith on April 10, 1949 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn. Marlys attended Sibley County District 34 School through the eighth grade and graduated from the Glencoe High School in 1953. Marlys was united in marriage to Lester Karg at Immanuel Lutheran Church of New Auburn by Rev. W. F. Mueller on Aug. 20, 1953. Marlys and Lester were blessed with one daughter, Marjorie.
Marlys and Lester farmed west of Arlington through 1965, at which time they moved in to Arlington. In 1973 they built a house on Lake Manuela near Litchfield. In 1976 they moved back to Arlington for just a short time before Lester passed away on Oct. 31, 1977. Marlys was married to Russell Vilhauer on June 29, 1978. They lived in Utah and moved back to Litchfield in 1983. Marlys worked in the offices of Fingerhut in Gaylord. She worked at 3M in Hutchinson from Feb. 9, 1970 to June 20, 1978. Marlys worked at HTI in Hutchinson from May 1985 to January 2000. She then worked in the bakery department of the Hutchinson Walmart until 2006.
Marlys and Russ enjoyed gardening. For approximately 30 years they raised and sold their farm fresh produce at five area Farmers Markets. Marlys is well known for her home canned pickles, salsas and wide variety of jams and jellies and at holiday time for her homemade candies and cookies. She was an avid flower gardener also growing some prized Asiatic lilies. Marlys was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Marlys enjoyed bird watching and feeding her birds, along with taking special care of all her beautiful flowers. Marlys looked forward to hearing about all of the grandkids’ and great-grandkids’ activities. She enjoyed watching the Vikings win, but was also willing to offer advice when they lost.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Russ of Litchfield; daughter, Marjorie (Curtiss) Erickson of Arlington; stepdaughters, Cynthia Vilhauer of Taos, New Mexico, and Kimberly Posusta of Hutchinson; three grandchildren, Scott (Karen) Erickson of Willmar, Amanda (Mike) Feterl of Arlington, and Paul (Barbie) Erickson of Waconia; one step-granddaughter Terecina Romero of Taos, New Mexico; great-grandchildren, Kassandra Erickson of Willmar, Jack, Will, Ellie and Louis Feterl of Arlington, and Lyla, Ben and Reed Erickson of Waconia; siblings, Dorothy Bettcher of Lester Prairie and Donna (Jerald) Gutzmer of Glencoe; sisters-in-law, Elaine Winter of St. Cloud and Elvera Winter of Arlington; and many nieces and nephews. 
Marlys was preceded in death by her parents, August and Esther Winter; her parents-in-law, Henry and Adela Karg; her parents-in-law, August Vilhauer and Henrietta and Glen Hawes; siblings Harry Winter, Leonard Winter, Velma Wendorff and Leslie Winter; siblings-in-law, Verna Winter, Lowell Wendorff, Ewald Bettcher, Loren Karg, Adeline Karg and David Vilhauer; nephews, Charles Winter and Kenneth Wendorff; and niece, Muriel Parpart.   

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Mildred D. Henke, 89, Arlington

4/20/2017

Mildred D. Henke, age 89, of Arlington, died at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home on Thursday, April 13.
Funeral services were held at Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18. Rev. Kurt Lehmkuhl officiated.
Visitation was held at the church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18.
Interment was in the Arlington Public Cemetery.    
Mildred was born to Robert Sr. and Martha (Mielke) Abram in Penn Township, McLeod County, on July 6, 1927. She was given the name Mildred Dena Alma Abram at her baptism at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Penn Township by Rev. W. Ehrhardt  Diemer on July 24, 1927.  Mildred was confirmed  at St. Matthews Lutheran Church by Rev. C. H. Kowalski on April 10, 1938. She attended rural country school and graduated from the Brownton High School in 1944. She married Melvin A. Henke at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando on Oct. 30, 1949.  The couple lived in Glencoe until 1959 and relocated to Arlington.  Over the years, Mildred worked as a waitress but enjoyed her time as a door-to-door Avon representative since 1958, sales representative for Stanley Home Products and 20 years as a Group Manager.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, home Bible study and charter member of Peace Lutheran Church. Mildred especially enjoyed her family and making afghans for her grandchildren.   
She is survived by her daughters, Shirley (Duane) Weckwerth of Arlington and Kathleen (John) Kachelmyer of Mankato; six grandchildren, Lonnie (Dana) Weck-werth, Leon (Jennifer) Weckwerth, Landon (Johanna) Weckwerth, Nathan (Nicole) Kachelmyer, Kristin (Brady) Krusemark and Kallie (Tyler) Stroh; 14 great-grandchildren, Andrew, Melinda, Zachary, Charlotte and Parker Weckwerth, Claire, Grace, Matthew, James and Joshua Kachelmyer, Benjamin and Anna Krusemark and their expected sibling, and Jackson and Aaron Stroh; and sister, Karen Schrader of Hutchinson.  
Mildred is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin in 2003; brother, Robert Abram, Jr.; sister, LorJean Hauser; and grandson, Lance Weckwerth.

 

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