Red Wing Stoneware to Discontinue Industrial Operations

Red Wing, MN – “It is indeed a sad time for Red Wing, the state of Minnesota and the pottery industry as a whole,” says Red Wing Collectors Society President Paul Wichert, in reaction to Red Wing Stoneware’s Aug. 26 announcement that it will shut down its industrial operations. 

The Red Wing Collectors Society commissioned Red Wing Stoneware to produce its annual Convention commemorative several times during the club’s history, which extends back to 1977. In fact, the RWCS once again commissioned Red Wing Stoneware to produce its commemorative in 2019.

“Our organization’s members were very happy with the quality of this year’s commemorative, which is a replica of a toy spittoon,” says RWCS Executive Director Stacy Wegner. “In addition, Red Wing Stoneware made our special commemoratives – 19 Red Wing Sewer Pipe salesman sample replicas awarded to the winners of drawings, silent auctions and displays.”

The club also commissioned Red Wing Stoneware to produce some fundraising versions of its commemorative. Along with the commemorative, they were a highlight of the event, which took place back in July. Red Wing Stoneware was also a valued sponsor of the RWCS Convention this year.

“We appreciated their support to expand the Convention program and activities for our members,” Wegner notes. “The RWCS Board and members are saddened to hear of the ceasing of production.”

“Red Wing Stoneware was a big part of the legacy of Red Wing’s iconic pottery industry,” Wichert adds. “Their commitment to keeping the pottery history alive in Red Wing through their unique products will be a loss to the community, as well as to collectors.”

The RWCS was founded in 1977 in Red Wing and there are more than 3,000 members worldwide. For more information or to become a member, call the RWCS business office at 651-388-4004, e-mail or log on to You can also join the RWCS on Facebook and follow it on Twitter at @RWCollectors. Annual membership in the Red Wing Collectors Society also costs $35 and includes five full-color newsletters mailed to your home throughout the year.

RWCS Inducts Two Local Red Wing Area Couples Into Hall of Fame

Red Wing, Minn.- At the Red Wing Collectors Society Annual Business Meeting held on July 12 in conjunction with their 43rd Annual Convention to local Red Wing area couples were inducted into the organizations Hall of Fame.

The Red Wing Collectors Society Hall of Fame was established in 1991 to recognize individuals who have made a major positive impact in the collecting, preservation, and/or education about Red Wing stoneware, pottery, and dinnerware. There have been only 27 recipients previously inducted into the RWCS Hall of Fame.

Steve and Barb Brown with their presenter Cathy Wurzer. Photo courtesy of David La Haye.

 Four new recipients of this prestigious award were recognized during this year’s Convention during the annual meeting of the Collectors Society on Friday, July 12. They are Steven and Barbara Brown and David (posthumously) and Bonnie Hutchson.

Steve and Barb Brown, Red Wing, Minnesota, have generously shared information about the pottery manufacturing companies of Red Wing and organized projects and displays to preserve that information. They have also shared information about their particular passion for Red Wing Oddities, lunch hour pieces and rare examples of pottery made in Red Wing. They both served on the Pottery Museum Foundation Board of Directors a combined 22 years and Steve was the historian of the RWCS for 16 years among many other volunteer positions they have both held.

Bonnie Hutchson accepting the Hall of Fame plaque from her presenter Dian Hallstrom. Photo courtesy of Betsy Moenkedick

David and Bonnie Hutchson, Lake City, Minnesota, made a significant contribution to the preservation of historical information when they rescued, preserved and then donated an irreplaceable archive of historical catalogs, documents, molds, and rare pottery pieces to the Pottery Museum of Red Wing. Dave and Bonnie were mold makers alongside Dave’s father, Teddy, who was the last employee at Red Wing Potteries in 1967 when it closed. Without these artifacts and their first-hand knowledge, valuable information would have been lost. Dave spent many days volunteering at the Pottery Museum as a tour guide and shared detailed information to visitors about the mold making process and manufacturing of pottery wares.

The Red Wing Collectors Society is delighted to welcome Steve and Barb Brown and Dave and Bonnie Hutchson into the RWCS Hall of Fame.

Below is the information that was included in their presentation plaques.

Steven and Barbara Brown – 2019

Steven P. and Barbara J. Brown of Red Wing, Minnesota, Red Wing Collectors Society member numbers 1037 and 1056, have made significant contributions to the Red Wing Collectors Society, Steve and Barb are hereby inducted into the Red Wing Collectors Society Hall of Fame this 12th day of July, 2019 in recognition of these lifetime achievements:

  • Active RWCS members since 1979 and 1995 respectively
  • RWCS Board of Directors – Steve Publicity Committee Chair 1990-1991 and Historian 1998-2014
  • RWCS Convention Display Committee Chairperson – Barb 2001& 2002
  • RWCS 25th Anniversary Planning Committee 2000 – 2002 – Both
  • RWCS Newsletter contributors and RWCS Convention Educational Seminar presenters and KidsView volunteers
  • Steve was a founding Board member of the RWCS Foundation and served on the Board as Historian 2000-2014
  • Barb served as an RWCS Foundation Board member 2005-2015, serving as Secretary 2007-2015
  • Barb served on the “Wine-ing for Red Wing” Fundraiser for the Pottery Museum of Red Wing
  • Both have presented Educational seminars in support of the Pottery Museum of Red Wing

Steve and Barb have also significantly contributed to the preservation of historical information about the pottery manufacturing companies of Red Wing, Minnesota. Steve was instrumental in organizing an extensive oral history project, capturing memories and recollections of past pottery employees, relatives, and friends. This joint venture with the Goodhue County History Center was completed in 2003. Steve also completed the arrangements for the Pottery Museum of Red Wing to be gifted the Revoir Red Wing Pottery industry photographic collection.  Steve organized special displays during the convention to provide additional educational benefit to RWCS Convention attendees. Both Steve and Barb have generously shared information about their particular passion for Red Wing Oddities, lunch hour pieces and rare examples of pottery made in Red Wing. They have both volunteered many times as tour guides at the Pottery Museum. The RWCS is delighted to welcome both Steve and Barbara Brown into the RWCS Hall of Fame.

David (posthumously) and Bonnie Hutchson – 2019

David and Bonnie Hutchson of Lake City, Minnesota, Red Wing Collectors Society Members #15078, have made significant contributions to the Red Wing Collectors Society. David and Bonnie are hereby inducted into the Red Wing Collectors Society Hall of Fame this 12th day of July, 2019 in recognition of these lifetime achievements:

  • Joined the RWCS in 1979
  • Dave produced the 1980 RWCS Commemorative using remaining Red Wing Potteries Clay
  • Dave and Bonnie preserved Red Wing Potteries artifacts that are now part of the permanent collection of the Pottery Museum of Red Wing
  • Dave and Bonnie presented Educational Seminars in 2006
  • Dave served on the RWCS Foundation Board of Directors 2005-2007
  • Dave volunteered at the Pottery Museum of Red Wing

David and Bonnie have contributed significantly to the preservation of historical information about the pottery manufacturing in Red Wing, Minnesota. Dave and Bonnie were mold makers alongside Dave’s father, Teddy, who was the last employee at Red Wing Potteries in 1967 when it closed. David and Bonnie kept records, molds, and artifacts from the Potteries safe for many years until they donated all of it to the RWCS Foundation. The Pottery Museum also holds an irreplaceable archive of historical catalogs, documents and rare pottery pieces thanks to David and Bonnie. Without these artifacts and their first-hand knowledge, valuable information would have been lost. David spent many days volunteering at the Pottery Museum as a tour guide and shared detailed information to visitors about the mold making process and manufacturing of pottery wares. The RWCS is delighted to welcome both Dave and Bonnie Hutchson into the RWCS Hall of Fame.

Please email the Executive Director to share other member obituaries.

Marge Bougie

Margaret was born on September 9, 1930 and passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019.

Margaret was a resident of Saint Paul, Minnesota at the time of passing.

A visitation will be held from 5-8 PM Tuesday, October 8 at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St. @ Co. Rd. B. ? Graveside service 9:00 AM Wednesday, October 9 at ELMHURST CEMETERY, 1510 N. Dale St., St. Paul.

Published in the Pioneer Press

David Newkirk

David was born on April 7, 1943, the son of J.D. and Mercedes (Fettes) Newkirk at Sibley, Iowa.  He graduated from Sibley High School in 1961 and then attended Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education. He taught Social Studies at the Training School at Red Wing, MN, and at Kimball, MN.  David then went on to earn his Masters of Education Degree at St. Cloud State University in 1971.
On June 26, 1971, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Olson at the Glendorado Lutheran Church in rural Princeton, MN. One daughter was born to this union.  They made their homes at Elk River, MN and later Monticello, MN and Maple Lake, MN.  
David took a five-year leave of absence from teaching to care for their daughter, founded the Red Wings Collectors Society for which he wrote the organizations newsletter, and wrote three books on Red Wing Pottery.  He then went on to teach at the Alternative Learning Center at Buffalo, MN for 21 years.   He retired from teaching in 2008, and formed a business making spoon rings which he sold around-the-world.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in rural Monticello, MN, the Wright County Historical Society, Education Minnesota, and he loved raising sheep and helping the kids with their 4H sheep projects.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, two sisters, Mayreen and Melinda.
He is survived by, his wife of 48 years Lorraine of Maple Lake, MN, his daughter, Emilie Lynn and son-in-law James Greb of Minneapolis, MN, four sisters, Mary Sue Leistico, of Peyton, CO, Meredith (Bruce) Daggett of Mineral Point, WI, Monica (Marven) Stofferan of Ashton, IA and Margie (George) Braaksma of Sibley, IA, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Faith Lutheran Church, rural Monticello, MN, for David Anthony Newkirk.  He died on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN.  Pastor Paul Nichol will officiate.  Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery south of the church.  Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. at the church.

Kay L. Nash

Kay Lea Nash, 78, of Red Wing, died Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at her home. She was born November 26, 1940, in Red Wing, to Alton “Eck” and Myrtle (Aslakson) Duden and graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1958. She worked at the Red Wing Shoe Company, where she met Jim Nash. They were married on September 24, 1960, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and their marriage was blessed with two sons. Kay worked at Winona Knits for 20 years and the Pottery Sales Room until her retirement. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Red Wing Collectors Society. She enjoyed antiquing with her family, doing word searches and crossword puzzles and baking and cooking and made an excellent rice pudding and tater tot hotdish.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, James; 2 sons, Greg (Paula Kenne) Nash of Shakopee and Brad (Jodi) Nash of Midland, MI; grandchildren, Zach (Sadie) Nash and Meghan (Luke Binkowski) Nash and 2 brothers, Dale (Virginia) Duden and Daryl (Ann Marie) Duden both of Red Wing.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Joan Butler.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Dana Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Burnside Cemetery. Urn bearers will be her grandchildren, Zach and Meghan. Visitation will be from 3-5 pm Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Source: Red Wing Republican Eagle

Jeanette Heimansohn Mize

Jeanette Heimansohn Mize, age 70, passed away suddenly at Vanderbilt Medical Center on December 30 2018. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday January 2nd at 12:30 pm at the Sherith Israel and West End Synagogue cemetery in Nashville, Tn. She was born In Clarksville, Tn to the late Seymour and Hannah Heimansohn on July 16th 1948. She attended Clarksville High school and graduated with a BA from Memphis State University. She was the secretary/treasure of Heimansohn Inc which was started by her grandfather in 1896. She loved her family, friends, country, and religion. She served as the volunteer Jewish Lay Leader at Ft. Campbell Ky for 20 years meticulously organizing Shabbat services, high holiday services, and life cycle events for the Jewish soldiers and families who were stationed there. Survivors include Curt Mize (husband) and Lawrence Bradley Mize (son). In lieu of flowers, donations to her favorite charity the Clarksville-Montgomery County Humane Society would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home, 615-327-1111,

Willis “Willie” Safe

Willis “Willie” G. Safe, 83, of Red Wing, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018 at Comfort of Home in Hudson, Wisconsin. He was born December 29, 1934 in Red Wing to Glen and Elsie (Nash) Safe; the oldest of four boys. His family lived in Spring Garden and Miesville before moving to Red Wing in 1942 where he graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1953. For several years he served in the Minnesota National Guard. He married Delores May Dowell on September 4, 1953 in Red Wing and they had two children, Michael and Dee D. Safe. Willie started working at the age of 14 for Sunbeam Bread, loading and unloading bread trucks. When he got his license he drove the bread trucks and also the milk truck for Hi-Park Dairy. He was also the Circulation Manager for the Republican Eagle. Around 1974 Willie started his own company, Will-Do Truckin’. It started as a moving company and later added Air Freight. Outside of work Willie enjoyed collecting and refinishing antiques. He also collected Red Wing Pottery, old car memorabilia and enjoyed attending car shows. Willie loved local history and enjoyed sharing Red Wing’s past and being a mentor to everyone. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

He is survived by two children, Michael “Rudy” Safe and Dee Safe both of Red Wing; one brother, Wayne “Whitey” (Barb) Safe of Red Wing; one sister-in-law, Suzanne Safe of Welch; two grandchildren, Brooke (Justin) Warwick and Andrew (Brandy) Safe; two great-grandchildren, Jace Warwick and Grayson Safe along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, his wife, Delores and two brothers, Robert and Richard.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Friday, January 4, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Dana Jackson officiating. Burial will be Wacouta Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be 4-7p.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson Mahn Chapel and one hour prior to the service at church. Memorials are preferred to Alzheimers Association or the Red Wing Pottery Museum. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Source: Red Wing Republican Eagle

Judith Virginia Christianson

Judith Virginia Christianson, 80, of Red Wing, died Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. She was born on November 13, 1938, in Ravenna, Ohio to Grant and Jamie (Kinney) Pearcy. She lived with her family in several midwestern states before moving to Minnesota in 1954. She graduated from Richfield High School in 1956 and from Macalester College in St. Paul in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science. On July 27, 1963, she was united in marriage to William L. Christianson. She worked for the Central Intelligence Agency as a Military Analyst in Washington D.C. from 1960 to 1963. In Red Wing, she worked for Red Wing Sewer Pipe and later at the Uffda Shop.

Judy was an active member of her community, serving on many boards, committees and councils. She took a special interest in education and the arts. Notably, she served on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees Advisory Council, the Southeastern Technical College Board, and the Red Wing School Board. She cofounded Rocking Horse Academy, the Gifted Education Program for the Red Wing School District and the Red Wing post-graduation party. She served as the Children and the Law Program coordinator for many years and was a past district and state president of Lawyers, Advocates and Wives. She was an active board member of the Sheldon Theatre and the Anderson Center at Tower View. She was a member of AAUW, Art History Club, and Sons of Norway. Her involvement and participation in various organizations, too numerous to mention them all, earned her many honors and awards, including All-Minnesota School Board Member, Governor’s Day of Excellence Women’s Leadership Honoree, and the Macalester College Distinguished Citizen Award for alumni. Locally she received awards from AAUW, BPW, FFA, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, and Women’s Network. She was also an active member of United Lutheran Church. Judy truly enjoyed serving her community and treasured the friendships she made through her many activities. She also cherished spending time with her family. She will be remembered for her incredible energy, kindness, gracious spirit, and wonderful smile.

She will be missed by many, including her husband, Bill, of 55 years; three daughters, Emily of Red Wing, Elizabeth (Scott) Neslund of Waconia and Sarah of Red Wing; one granddaughter, Anna Neslund of Waconia; one brother, David (Rochelle Montagna) of Gilbert, AZ; one stepbrother, Larry (Judie) Manning of San Jose, CA and one stepsister, Linda (John) Cameron of Salt Lake City, UT; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother, Gladys Pearcy.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, at United Lutheran Church in Red Wing with Reverend Justin Boeding officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, January 4, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel and at the church for one hour prior to the services. Memorials are preferred to the Anderson Center at Tower View, Sheldon Theatre or the Red Wing Public Schools Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent to the family to

Beverly Johnson age 75 passed away November 20, 2018 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. She spent the last 8 weeks of her life there battling intestinal issues and severe pain without a firm diagnosis. Three day prior to death she was diagnosed with bile duct cancer.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Gene Alms officiating. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 pm Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – SOUTH Chapel. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church an hour prior to the service.

To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guestbook, go to:

Beverly is survived by her husband of 52 years, Dennis Johnson; children, Eric (Sheila) Johnson, Shannon (Peter) Young and Michael Johnson; grandchildren Heather (Corey) Meinert, Courtney Johnson and Ashton, Griffin, Hudson, Preston & Keira Young; siblings, Betty Maidl, Jerry Adam, Ken (Cathy) Adam, David (Kathie) Adam, Jim (Sharon) Adam, Lynn Chapman along with many additional relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents Louis & Rose Adam; in-laws Arnold & Norma Johnson; sister, Doris Adam; son, Cory Johnson; granddaughter, Karley Young.

Beverly Mary Grace Adam was born January 19, 1943 in her home which is the same home Dennis & Beverly lived in. She graduated from New Ulm Cathedral in 1961. She married Dennis Johnson on June 25, 1966. She worked up to director and sold Watkins Products for 30 years.

Beverly volunteered her time often and was involved in many groups including Turner Ladies, Red Hats, Home Extension, Red Wing pottery collectors club, Bohemian Society, AACA & Prairieland car club, bowling leagues, card clubs and more. Beverly was one of the top bowlers in her age group in Minnesota and went to the Senior Bowling National tournament in Las Vegas in 2017.

She was a wonderful wife and mother, adoring grandmother, and a caring friend to all. She enjoyed traveling (having been to almost every state and over 20 countries), playing cards, bowling, but mostly enjoyed time spent with family and friends laughing and dancing.

No amount of time with her would have been enough. We were blessed to have her in our life and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family would prefer memorials in lieu of flowers.

Source: New Ulm Journal

David Thomas Hutchson, 73, of Lake City, died unexpectedly, Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the Mayo Clinic Health System, Lake City. He was born September 6, 1944, in Red Wing, to Russel and Alice (Gardas) Hutchson. He grew up on The Island Road in Hager City and attended the Island School House and graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1962. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force and served until his honorable discharge in 1967. On August 5, 1972, he married the love of his life, Bonnie Jean Dille at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Red Wing. David lived his entire life in the Red Wing, Frontenac and Lake City areas. He started his career at the Correctional Facility in Red Wing and when his father started Hutchson Pottery Mold, David and Bonnie joined his mother and father as mold makers. Together, they traveled to many pottery shows making many friends along the way. When the family closed the business, David went to work at NSP Nuclear Plant on Prairie Island which later became Excel Energy. He went on to work for and later retire from, Black and McDonald in Canada.
His passion and love was pottery. He was very proud of his father, who was the only designer and mold maker for the Red Wing Pottery Company. His father learned the trade by a mold maker from Germany. David, wanting his father’s story to be told, led him to help establish the “Stories at the Red Wing Pottery Museum.” In his retirement he spent many days volunteering at the museum and giving tours to anyone who wanted to know the story. David chose to be an organ donor.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; two brothers, Howard Hutchson of Wayzata and his children, Diana and Daniel and Richard (Ann) Hutchson of Onawa, Iowa and their children Lee, Jon and Ann; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary (Carol) Dille of Red Wing and their children, Jason and Cary; Kenneth (Sandra) Dille of Rochester and their children, Misha and Bryce as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and most of all, their four-legged kids.
He is preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Lillian Dille; sister-in-law, Lucille Hutchson and nephew, Jeffrey Dille.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Laurel Presbyterian Church in Hager City with Rev. Amy Kosari officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, Red Wing and one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be at Trenton Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for his family at Memorials are suggested to the Jewish Holocaust Survivors Fund, Red Wing Pottery Museum or the donor’s choice. Blessed be his memory.


Ruth Elaine (Harris) Fastenau, 87, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 4, 2017, after a brief hospitalization. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Urbandale with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until service time at the church.

Elaine was born in Clarinda, Iowa, on March 26, 1930, to Paul and Doris (Petersen) Harris. She grew up in Clarinda and graduated from Clarinda High School in 1948. Elaine attended the University of Iowa and earned a bachelor’s degree with a specialization in speech therapy. She taught and provided therapy for several years in Faribault, Minnesota, Del Rio, Texas, and in central Iowa. She always enjoyed helping children overcome their speech challenges.

Elaine married Richard Fastenau on June 27, 1954, in Clarinda. They eventually made their home in central Iowa where they raised their family. Elaine was an avid antique collector, with a special interest in stoneware and pottery produced by various old manufacturers. She was active in various collector associations, and was a founding member of the Red Wing Collectors Society, as Red Wing stoneware was among her favorites. Elaine and Richard enjoyed traveling across Iowa and the Midwest in search of great finds at auctions and antique stores. After her children grew older, Elaine also enjoyed volunteer work in the greater Des Moines area, including at women’s clinics, historical society, and church. They were long-time members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and service to the faith was important to them.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Richard; parents; and her brother, Paul. She is survived by her son, David (Michelle), daughter, Marci (Mike) Wilson, and son, Joel (Jean); seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to West Des Moines Historical Society or Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

McLarens Resthaven Chapel and Mortuary and Resthaven Cemetery



Fred R. Bailey Jr., 93, of Jacksonville, IL passed away Monday, February 27, 2017, at Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jacksonville.

He was born November 22, 1923 in Springfield, IL, the son of Fred R. Sr. and Mary Rexroat Bailey.  He married Jean Wilding on June 30, 1951 in Jacksonville and they celebrated 65 years of marriage prior to her death on December 1, 2016.

He is survived by three children, Linda Moran (husband, Carl) of Jacksonville, Cynthia Benton (husband, Reg) of Jacksonville, and Richard Bailey (wife, Mary Carolyn) of Little Rock, AR; five grandchildren, Allison Guidish (husband, Nick) of Jacksonville, Lindsey Benton (husband, Freddy Bigney) of Denver, CO, Natalie Garver (husband, Luke) of Jacksonville, Christina Moran (fiancé, Micah Mussatto) of Jacksonville, and Samuel Bailey of Little Rock, AR; four great grandchildren, Emma, Elizabeth, and Charlie Guidish and Henry Garver, all of Jacksonville; his sister-in-law, Virginia Burton (husband, Frank) of Lisle; and two nieces.

Fred moved to Jacksonville from Virginia, IL in 1928.  He was a graduate of Jacksonville High School and Illinois College.  He then served his country for three years during WW II as a corporal and weather observer with the US Army Air Corps.  After his discharge, Fred continued his education at Hardin-Brown Business College in Jacksonville.

During the 1950’s, Fred served as the office manager for Cornish Chandler Lincoln-Mercury,  David Hill Appliance & TV, and Gillham Funeral Home, where he worked with his father.  During the 1960’s, he owned and operated the Dog ‘N Suds Drive In franchise on West Walnut.  Since 1969, he was a licensed real estate broker who enjoyed a long career in real estate and property management.  He developed and served as president of Northland Plaza, Inc., a 10 unit office and retail center on West Walnut, along with retail property on West Morton, South Main, and Hardin Avenue.  He operated the Bailey-Kleinschmidt realty firm with Walter Kleinschmidt for several years which later became the Bailey Real Estate Agency, from where he retired in 1988. In his spare time, he enjoyed managing his stock market portfolio.

Fred was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a 60 year member of Harmony Lodge #3 AF & AM, American Legion Post #279, and the National Rifle Association.  An avid collector, Fred and his wife enjoyed collecting antiques for over 40 years.  He was a charter member of the Red Wing Collectors Society and a member of many other organizations devoted to preserving historical artifacts.

Funeral services will be held 5:30 pm, Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville with the Rev. Jonathan Warren officiating.  The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 4:30 pm Thursday until the time of services.  Private family burial rites will be held later at Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville.  Memorial gifts are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville.  Condolences may be sent online at

Robert “Bob” George Zibble, 78, of Red Wing, died Friday, February 24, 2017, at Mayo Health System in Red Wing. He was born on May 22, 1938, in Santa Monica, California to Clifford and Hazel (Carlson) Zibble. He graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1957 and later attended Northwest TV and Electronics in Minneapolis. On June 6, 1959, he was united in marriage to Aveline Hanson. He served in the Navel Air Reserves for 6 years – 2 of those years he was stationed at the Pax River Navel Air Station, Patuxent River, MD. He worked at Boeing Minute Man Missile sights and Control Data before joining his father at Zibble Insurance in 1966. He retired in 2001. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, lifetime member of the BPOE Red Wing Elks #845, served as a volunteer fireman, hook and ladder crew in Red Wing, and was secretary of the Red Wing Wildlife League for 35 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman both local and throughout the U.S. including Alaska and Ontario. He enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, hosting many events at the family cabin, and spending the springtime at “Sap Camp”. He also enjoyed his morning coffee group. His greatest joy was the hours he spent teaching his children and grandchildren the love and respect of the outdoors..

He is survived by his wife, Aveline of 57 years, one son Kirk (Kim) Zibble and one daughter, Kara (Ron) Friesen all of Welch; four grandchildren, Michael and Rabecca Friesen and Drake and Emma Zibble; two brothers, Jerry (Gretchen) Zibble of Neenah, Wis., and Tom (Joyce Chitty) Zibble of Red Wing; several nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law, Edi Zibble of Vasa and brother and sister- in- law, Jan and Dan Schaller of Red Wing. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Wayne, one son, Kreg and one nephew, Marc Zibble.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at First Lutheran Church with Reverend Arte Sharot officiating. Burial will be in the Burnside Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, February 27, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel and at the church for one hour prior to the service. Memorials are preferred to Red Wing Wildlife League or the Environmental Learning Center. Online condolences may be sent to



Jerry Lee Poole, age 82, of Winnebago died October 7, 2016 of cancer. He was born to Roger and Marjorie (Ritter) Poole on June 15, 1934. He graduated from Winnebago High in 1953. United in marriage to Jane Nilson on October 22, 1955. Spent 4 years in the Air Force, serving in Germany, France, and Tripoli. 30 year employee of City of Winnebago as Water Superintendent. 24 years with Winnebago Fire Department, serving as both captain and chief. Ambulance crew for 8 years. National Weather Service volunteer for 13 years. Member of Winnebago Baptist Church since 1944. Member of Redwing Pottery Collector’s Society and Studebaker Driver’s Club. Active volunteer with Winnebago Museum, Riverside Cemetery board, and delivering Meals-on-Wheels. He enjoyed singing barbershop, singing with The Brothers, playing cards, camping, flea markets, hunting for agate rocks, Indian artifacts, and deer, Friday supper at Huntley café, Tuesday chicken at Double Play, Sunday night popcorn, ice cream, watching the Vikings and spending time with family.

He will deeply missed by his loving family: wife of almost 61 years Jane, mother Marjorie, son Kevin (Kim) of Winnebago, daughter Ranae (Steven) Schutt of Winnebago, son Michael (Elaine) of Shakopee, daughter Susan (Dale) Folen of Golden Valley, 10 grandchildren Jeremy (Diane), Desiree, Sierrah, Jeremiah (Heidi), Amanda (Thomas), Michelle, Phillip, Ben, Rita, and Kirk. 6 great-grandchildren, brother Ron (Etta) of Mankato, sister-in-law Mary Ellen Nilson of Iowa, many nieces and nephews.

Proceeded in death by Dad Roger, sister-in-law Dorothy (Don) Swanson, brother-in-law Chuck (Cheryl) Nilson, brother-in-law Gene Nilson, special aunts, uncles and cousins, and dog Cindy.

Visitation on Friday, October 21 from 4-7 PM at Spencer Owen Funeral Home, Winnebago. Funeral at First Baptist Church, Winnebago on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:30 AM with visitation 1 hour prior.

Memorials preferred to Winnebago Museum or First Baptist Church, Winnebago.

Many thanks to our wonderful community for the outpouring of love and support. ALWAYS LOVED, FOREVER MISSED, THANK YOU FOR BLESSING OUR LIVES!

Spencer – Owen Funeral Home

Jolene B. McKoon, 66, of Moline, Illinois, died at Unity Point-Trinity Hospital of Moline, on August 12, 2016. Per her request, her body will be cremated. A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm Tuesday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home & Crematory, East Moline, where a time of sharing will begin at 6:30 pm. She was born on November 7, 1949 in Moline, the daughter of Genevieve and Joseph Wayne Small, Sr. of East Moline. She married Arthur Joseph “Jody” McKoon on June 13, 1970 in East Moline, Jolene worked for 35 years for Trinity Medical Center and its predecessor organizations Moline Public Hospital and United Medical Center. She was a graduate of United Township High School Class of 1967, where she was a member of her class reunion committee, and a graduate of Black Hawk College. Jolene was a devoted member of the Red Wing Collector Society (RWCS), and served as national Vice President of that organization. Collecting pottery and stoneware was a passion of Jolene’s. She gave numerous educational programs on art pottery history, performing as Belle Kogan, the first prominent female industrial designer in the United States. Jolene also was a member of the Iowa Chapter of the RWCS, the Trails West Chapter of the RWCS (Kansas and Missouri), a Charter Member of the Badger Chapter of the RWCS (Wisconsin), the Iowa Art Pottery Association (where she served a s Vice President and President) and the American Art Pottery Association. She was a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, and served as the President, Treasurer and Recording Secretary of the Rock River Chapter. As “Josie Posie”, Jolene clowned at various charity events and as “Snowball”, was a member of the Quad Cities Distinguished Clown Corps, performing for many years in the Festival of Trees parade. Survivors include her son, Douglas McKoon(Kathie), Port Byron, IL; grandaughters Hannah and Haylie McKoon (who were the light of her life), Port Byron; sister, Sharon (Michael) Bell, Hampton, IL; brother, Joseph Wayne “Butch” Small, Jr.(Karen); Ball Ground, GA; and her best friends Kim Kochuyt, Moline, Susan Roggendorf, Bettendorf, IA, and Carol Ahlstedt, Moline. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Somewhere, Jolene is making someone smile. Memorials can be made to the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation, Red Wing, Minn On line condolences may be left for the family at

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Julie Ann Huebner, age 68, of Bushnell, died Friday, July 15, 2016, in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Brookings United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Flandreau, SD.   Visitations will be from 9:00 –11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church.   Eidsness Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Julie was born on February 19, 1948, in Meckling, SD to Rolland G. and Emily Ann (Julian) Jones.   Her father moved the family to Flandreau, SD to open a law office in 1954. Julie worked for father as a Legal Secretary. She graduated from Flandreau High School in 1967 and married David E. Huebner after starting her college career at SDSU.

In 1968, Dave entered the United States Army Corps of Engineers as a Second Lieutenant. Julie and Dave lived in DC, and later Hawaii from 1968-1971, while Dave was serving his country. During that time, Julie attended Leeward Community College in Hawaii. In 1971, the couple moved back to Brookings. Julie began working for the concrete plant and Dave resumed his career in the sign business. Dave also started his pottery business with the help of Julie as the bookkeeper.

Julie helped start the Brookings Summer Arts Festival in 1972. Julie and Dave adopted their daughter, Myrna, in 1977.   Together, they purchased an abandoned store in Bushnell, six miles from Brookings. They restored the building and moved there in 1978. In 1980, the Brookings Renegade Muzzleloaders Club appointed Julie as their Secretary/Treasurer.   In 1984, Julie served as the President of the Church Council and Centennial Committee at Pioneer Lutheran Church near White, SD. She was also the chairman of the Summer Arts Festival, a position she held many times.

Julie continued her studies at SDSU graduating with her Bachelor of Arts and later her Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling.   In 1987, her kidneys failed, which forced her to start dialysis.   She received a kidney transplant in 1990. That same year, she lost one of her legs. Four years later, she lost her other leg, causing her to be confined to a wheelchair.

Julie was a member of the DAR, VFW Auxiliary, Brookings Summer Arts Festival, and the Brookings United Church of Christ. Julie served as a Moderator of the Church Council and was involved with the Church’s Empty Bowls Soup Supper, a benefit for the hungry.   She was also a member of Bushnell City Council, where she helped pave the streets and set up the 911 address. Julie loved cats and dogs. She is survived by her beloved pets; Mama Cat, Felix, and Little Willie.

Those left to carry on her memory are her husband, Dave; daughter, Myrna Lee Huebner; and her grandchildren; Linnae Emily Ann Lee and Grace Hansen.

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Brookings, SD

Arthur “Con” Short
July 22, 1937 – July 18, 2016

A Celebration of a Life Well Lived

Con (infamously known as Buz) Short was born in Killdeer, ND, on July 22nd, 1937, the son of Don and Edith (Whittemore) Short. He claimed to be the smartest of the four siblings – Anne, Connie and Suzi – but that was never proven. He was raised on a cattle ranch on the Little Missouri River north of Medora, ND.  The Short Ranch was his first love – Con took great pride in being a real cowboy.

He graduated with the class of 1955 from Beach High School before attending Iowa State University in Ames, IA. He cherished the lifelong friendships made at the Phi Kappa Psi house and thought the movie Animal House was written about his fraternity. At ISU, he met the true love of his life, Sandra Taylor, and they married on July 2nd, 1960.

Con and Sandy moved to the Short Ranch and made it their home, raising their three children – Don, Dave and Sarah. Their home in Beach, ND, and the Short Ranch were always open to other family and friends, many of them becoming part of the family, including Doug Northrop, Clint Cook and Mike Houle.  After 45 years of ranching, Con and Sandy moved to Marshalltown, IA, to run Taylor’s Maid-Rite.

Con served in the ND Air National Guard, was a member of the ND Stockmen’s Association, and served on the Medora Grazing Association and ND Brand Boards.  He was instrumental in starting the Beach ambulance service, and in later years, he

faithfully supported the local Beach coffee shops and Taylor’s Maid-Rite.

Con and Sandy loved collecting North Dakota and Red Wing Pottery. Con was the second president of the North Dakota Pottery Collectors Society and was a 38-year member of the Red Wing Collectors Society. He and his son Dave gave many seminars about Red Wing stoneware – which Con considered to be the hottest ticket at the annual conventions –

and their entertaining banter and enthusiasm for Saltglaze would fill the room.  He and Sandy always sat in the front row of the auctions, hands held high. They have acquired a second family of NDPCS and Red Wing members whose friendships are truly priceless.

Con’s love of life was infectious, and he took great pride in his family and their accomplishments. He considered his greatest achievement his children, grandchildren, and many friendships. He never met a stranger and would talk to anyone, whether they wanted to chat or not.  Con had a gift for making everyone around him feel special. To say he will be missed is an understatement.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sandy, and their three children – Don (Julie), Des Moines, IA; Dave (Tani), Mesa, AZ; Sarah (Steve) Sarbacker, Sioux Falls, SD; and Doug Northrup, Des Moines, IA. Grandchildren – Zac and Lexi Short, Isaac and Lydia Sarbacker, and Avery Short.

Sisters – Anne (Ken) Johnson, Larimore, ND; Connie (Paul) McDonald, Bedford, TX; Suzi (Dan Dinkle) Williams, Bismarck, ND; Sister-In-Law – Marlene Taylor, Marshalltown, IA. And numerous nieces and nephews and their children.

In death, he will join parents Don and Edith Short and in-laws Don and Polly Taylor, and brother-in-law Ken Johnson.

Family visitation will be held Friday, July 22, from 12:30-2:00PM, with a memorial service to follow, both at Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown.

Con always hoped to make the world a better place by simply being kind and generous to others.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Marshalltown Salvation Army or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Robert John Bremer, 83 of Red Wing, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at his residence. He was born May 4, 1933 in Red Wing to Harry and Syvilla (VonBargen) Bremer. He graduated from Red Wing Central High School. He married Marion Redding June 29, 1955 in Goodhue. Bob spent four years in the U. S. navy. Then worked for Milwaukee Railroad until 1964 when they moved to Red Wing and began working at the SB Foot Tannery. He later worked for the City of Red Wing where he retired from in 1996. After retiring he worked at Haughton’s Auction Service. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Bob was also an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying over 40 years on Clearwater Lake. He also enjoyed coaching and watching Red Wing Amateur Hockey.

Bob is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Marion of Red Wing; sons, Randy (Bonnie), Rick (Jaki) and Scott, all of Red Wing; sister, Beverly (Dan) Witzke; brother, Ray (Simmone) and sister-in-law, Lorraine, all of Red Wing; six grandchildren, Kelsey (Ryan) Tschida, Eric (Krystyna), Nathan (Amy), Ben (Alison), Holly, and Nick; seven great grandchildren, Skylar, Maxwell, Bentley, Paetyn, Marley, Natalie and Leah. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dick.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 11, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Peter Sternberg officiating. Visitation will be from 4 – 6 p.m. on Friday, June 10 at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson Mahn Chapel and one hour prior to the service at church. Memorials are preferred to the St. John’s Endowment Fund, or Mayo Clinic Heart Research. Online condolences may be left for the family at 

Clifford J Ekdahl, age 74, of Red Wing, Minn., died on Thursday, May 19 at his home.

He was born June 10, 1941, in Alexandria, Minn., to Floyd and Elizabeth (Schmidt) Ekdahl.

In 1963, he married Margaret Bowles. In 1967, the couple moved to Red Wing where he taught Band for the Red Wing School District.

Cliff was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Lester Ekdahl.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ekdahl; son, Todd (Andrea) Ekdahl of Kileen, Texas; daughter, Karla Ekdahl of Lake City, Minn.; his grandchildren, Troy Ekdahl of Kileen, Texas, and Kaitlin Schmidt of Lake City, Minn.; his sisters, Marlene Arel of Naples, Fla., and Berdene (Bea) Steen of Helena, Mont.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at The Church of St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Red Wing, with visitation at 10 a.m. Lunch will follow the service. Memorials may be sent to Pottery Museum of Red Wing Museum or the charity of your choosing.

Published on Red Wing Republican Eagle website 25 May 2016


Pat Enz, 84, of Red Wing, died Thursday, Feb. 25, at Deer Crest.

She was born May 31, 1931, in Oak Center, Minnesota, to Archie and Emma (Brusehaver) Heise. She graduated from Lake City High School and went on to attend Winona State University where she received her Master’s Degree in Education. Her passion for education led to over 55 years of a career in teaching. On Aug. 16, 1952, she was united in marriage to Richard Enz. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She volunteered for many organizations throughout the years and she enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking, needle work and reading.

She is survived by her husband Richard of 63 years; one daughter, Missy (Jeff) Larson of Red Wing and two granddaughters, Molly and Karla Larson. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Amarylis Kuehn and Bonnie Anderson.

A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Winona State University, Heartland Hospice or donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Joseph Boyd Midgarden was born December 14, 1943; the son of the late Alfred and Beulah (Lykken) Midgarden at Deaconess Hospital in Grafton, ND. He joined the ranks of Heaven on February 16, 2016 at the age of 72.Midgarden, Joseph

Joseph was raised on the family farm in rural Hoople. He attended Glenwood Township 13 School and graduated from the Walsh County Agricultural School in Park River. Following his education he joined his family in farming. Joseph married Karen Newman on June 19, 1971 at the Cando Lutheran Church, Cando, North Dakota. He was an active member of the community, serving on the boards at: Zion Lutheran Church and Cemetery, Walsh County Farm Bureau, Nash Grain and Trading Company. He was a member of the Potato Growers Association and Hoople Potato Products. He was a champion curler, avid golfer and frequent water skier.

He will be remembered for his distinctive laugh, his zeal for life, and never missing an opportunity to live in the moment.

He is survived by his wife, Karen, children: Leah, Jessica (Rick Edwards), Katie (Jeremiah Belgarde), and Erik Midgarden (Taylor Nelson), grandchildren: Jacob, Lorena, Maya, Marcos, Javier, and Rosalyn, his sister, Alice (Glenn) Moe. He is deeply loved by his many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers: Russel and Paul Midgarden.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10:30 AM at the Zion Lutheran Church, rural Hoople. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Zion Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church on Friday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hoople in the spring.

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Dale Garrison Morris, 77, of Claremont, beloved husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa and friend to many, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Saturday, Nov. 7, in Madison, Wis., while visiting family in Waunakee.

Dale was born Sept. 3, 1938, to Garrol and Grace (Evans) Morris at the Hefron Farm in Danesville, located in the rural Byron area. He graduated from Claremont High School in 1956 and later served in the Army Reserves from 1957-1963. He married his wife of 55 years, Karen Hondl, on Oct. 1, 1960.

Dale and Karen were blessed with five children: Sue, Steve, Lynne, Kevin “Butch” and Jeff. Dale worked at Deml’s Garage and Bixby Creamery, and also enjoyed being the owner of his own business, Dale’s Dairy Supply, where he proudly sold and serviced DeLaval products. Dale was also a lifelong dairy farmer (if only at heart), farming on the family farm just north of Claremont. Even after Dale and Karen sold the farm and moved into Claremont, Dale continued his love of farming by collecting antique farming memorabilia, especially John Deere and DeLaval items. He enjoyed showing off his tractors at area parades and events. Dale later worked as a bus driver for the Triton School District, retiring at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. In addition to collecting antique farming memorabilia, Dale was a collector of so much more, including pottery, Western memorabilia, and especially items from Claremont. Walking into Dale and Karen’s home is like walking into the Claremont Museum, and Dale was always ready and willing to be your tour guide.

Dale’s passion for local history led him to be active in organizations such as the Dodge County Historical Society and the Rice Lake Church Restoration Group. Dale’s service in the Reserves also created a passion for preserving military and veterans history, and he was active in the Claremont American Legion Post 422 and in the creation of the Wasioja Civil War Memorial. Additionally, Dale loved taking care of his lawns, and lovingly tended the nearby St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery and Hillside Cemetery for many years where he served on the board. Dale was also involved in many other organizations, including the Masonic Lodge No. 11, the Dodge County Fair Board, the Lions Club, the Red Wing Collectors Society, and the Watt Collectors Association, among others. Dale was the Claremont Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1995.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; five children, Sue (Roy) Edge of Stewartville, Steve (special friend Mary Rudlong) Morris of Kasson; Lynne (Rob) Quesnel of Waunakee, Wis.; Kevin “Butch” (Peggy) Morris of Byron; and Jeff (Melissa) Morris of Byron; six grandchildren, Robyne (Taylor) Muscatel of Renton, Wash., Daniel “Boone” (Brooke) Quesnel of Kirkland, Wash., Ashley Catlin Morris of Byron, Sam Edge of Stewartville, Gracie Morris of Byron, and Autumn Morris of Kasson; great-granddaughter, Sara Nelson; three brothers, Carrol (Ellen) Morris of Rochester, David (Barbara) Morris of Portland, Ore., and Richard Morris of Kasson; two sisters, Barbara (Harry) Smith of Belvidere, Ill., and Sandra McDonald of Neillsville, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Garrol and Grace Morris; and brothers, Donald and James Morris.

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at St. Frances DeSales Catholic Church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Frances DeSales Catholic Church, with Father Thein Nguyen officiating. Interment will be in the St. Francis De Sales Catholic Cemetery in Claremont.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please send memorials to The Rice Lake Church Restoration Group, St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, or Dodge County Historical Society. All of these causes were dear to Dale’s heart.


Rachael Morris, 94, of Red Wing, passed away at her home at Deer Crest in Red Wing on Tuesday morning, Feb. 2.

The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel in Lake City, with Father Joseph Pete officiating, Visitation will be from 12 p.m. noon on Saturday, until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in the spring.

Rachael Maurine McIntire was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Rochester to George and Norma (Hoffman) McIntire. She graduated from high school in Rochester. She married Cecil Morris on June 29, 1968, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

Rachael owned and operated the Tin Cup Antique Shop in Zumbro Falls from 1974-1989. During this time she also served on the Zumbro Falls City Council and served as Mayor of Zumbro Falls for two terms. In 1989, the Morris’ moved to Red Wing, where she ran the Tin Cup from 1989-2005, when she retired. Rachael was a member of the Red Wing Collectors Society and served as Historian from 1991-1994.

Rachael is survived by her four daughters, Virginia Halverson of Shakopee, Maureen Robertson of Mesa, Ariz., Marilyn Cassidy (Ed Crawford) of Phoenix, Ariz., and Colleen Valente (Stephen Butenhoff) of Red Wing; and one son, Jerry Cassidy of Los Angeles, Calif.; one granddaughter, Kristine Anderson; and four great-grandchildren, Rachael, Taylor (Emily), Brennan Isle, and Cecily (Pat) Theis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil on May 4, 2002; her parents; and brother, Maurice McIntire.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel, 1865 S Hwy 61, PO Box 300, Lake City, MN, 55041, 651-345-5778. Guest register may be signed on line at


Anita Renee Miller-Mulhall, 54, of Yorba Linda, CA, (formerly of rural Goodhue), died Thursday, December 3, at home with her husband by her side. She was born March 11, 1961 in Red Wing, Minn. to Willard (Bill) and Carol (Dodes) Miller.

Anita graduated from Goodhue High School in 1979. Following high school she attended St. Cloud State University and the U of M-Minneapolis, where she earned a degree as a Performing Music Major.

Anita met Mark Mulhall in California shortly after moving there in 1986 and they were united in marriage on June 10, 2000 in Los Angeles, Calif. She is survived by her husband Mark, mother Carol Miller of Red Wing; siblings, Wanda (Richard) Johnson, Sandra Miller, and Michael Miller of Red Wing; Mark Miller of Beldenville, Wis., and Richard Miller(Kellie) of Cannon Falls; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be at 12pm, Friday, December 11, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Yorba Linda, CA and another service at a later date in Le Mars, Iowa.

Published on Republican Eagle website December 8, 2015

Stanley N Lueck, 74, of Wetmore, Colo., passed away peacefully on Nov. 24, 2015. Survived by his loving wife, Carolyn (Tomesh) Lueck; sons, Michael (Christine) and Randy (Stephanie) Lueck of Eau Claire, Wis.; daughter, Rene (Chris) Mewes of Farmington, Minn.; step-son, Thomas (Susan) Elliott of St. Louis, Mo.; and mother-in-law, Rose Tomesh of Haugen, Wis. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Spencer (Nancy) and David (Cathy) Lueck of Watertown, Wis.; sisters-in-law, Judy (Michael) Durand of Haines, Alaska and Rosemary (Ron) Kemp of Haugen, Wis.; brother-in-law, Charles (Annette) Tomesh of Haugen, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Norbert and Louise (Pedersen) Lueck; granddaughter, Emily Mewes; father-in-law, John Tomesh; and brother-in-law, Robert Tomesh.


He was a respected teacher and home builder in Wisconsin prior to moving to Colorado in 1991. After moving to Colorado he became a longtime volunteer for several wildlife and conservation groups. He officiated high school and college sports for 25 years working two state baseball tournaments and ten state basketball tournaments including three championship games. He was ranked in the top three among over 5200 high school basketball officials in the state of Wisconsin. He has given back through his work with conservation groups like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) as the Colorado state chair for several years and serving as a board member for the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF). He served as chairman of the Board for two of the nine years he served on the MDF board. During his time as the RMEF State Chair, he teamed up with a Colorado Division of Wildlife area wildlife manager from Pueblo, Colo. to pass legislation to acquire the 30, 000 acre State Wildlife Area west of Trinidad, Colo. known as the Bosque Del Oso.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to any of the following organizations: the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Missoula, Mont., the San Isabel Land Protection Trust in Westcliffe, Colo., the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Endowment Fund in Red Wing, Minn. Stan was recently diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Donations in his memory may also be made to the Mayo Clinic (Research Group). All memorials in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003.
Stan wished to be cremated with his ashes to be scattered over wildlands that he helped to conserve and enhance during his lifetime. Visitation at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, Wis., followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. A second memorial service will be held in Colorado at a later date yet to be determined followed by the scattering of his ashes. Online condolences,

Red Wing Republican Eagle – September 16

Gloria Jean Fitschen, 66, of Red Wing, died Monday, Sept. 14, at her home.

She was born on Dec. 21, 1948, in Red Wing, to Arnold and Leona (Karsten) Gluesen. She graduated from Lake City High School in 1966 and worked at Lake City State Bank for 3 years. On May 25, 1968, she married Fred Fitschen at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake City. In 1972, she went to work for William B. Webster and his company, Wild Wings, where she remained for 41 years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Frontenac and the Red Wing Collectors Society. She enjoyed sewing, reading, motorcycle riding and spending time with friends.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Fred; one daughter, Barbie (Wayne) Otto of Red Wing; her parents, Lyle and Leona Cordes of Lake City; and one sister, Judy (Rick) Dworak of Anoka.

She was preceded in death by one son Brian Fitschen; and her father Arnold.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Frontenac with Rev. Stephan Kurtzahn officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel and at the church for one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Mayo Red Wing Hospice.

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