Obituaries for Surnames Beginning With "G"
Wabasha County, Minnesota

Reuben R. "Bud" Gary
Benedict Geers
Le Roy C. 'Pee Wee' Glander
Agnes Goihl
Lawrence Gosse
Vincent Gosse
Paul Grass
Theodore Grass
Miss Cecelia Griffin
S.J. Groves


Reuben R. "Bud" Gary of Hammond, Wabasha Co., MN, was born April 7, 1919 and passed away March 1, 2004

He served in the United States Military from 1941 until 1946 during World War II. While serving his country and helping to free Europe from the evil Nazi regime, he earned the Good Conduct Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, Silver Campaign Star, American Defense Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and Victory Ribbon. His areas of service included the Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisian, Naples Foggia, Rome-Arno and N. Apeninnes theatres.

Mr. Gary, with his wife Doris, was very active in the creation and operation of The Hammond Community Center in Hammond, Minnesota. He was a member of the United Bethlehem Methodist Church in Hammond, MN. and a member of the American Legion and VFW. He was employed with Blue and White Taxi in Rochester, Minnesota until retirement.

On April 28, 1946 Reuben married Doris I. Williamson. They had one son, Elmer F. Gary, whose wife's name is Karen, and four daughters: Virginia Stevens, Donna Siefert, Jean (Raymond) Schwirtz and Bonnie Gary. Survivors include his wife, their five children and children's spouses, eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one sister, Helen Eaton of Barnum, MN., and a dear friend, Daniel Klann. He was preceeded in death by his parents: Elmer Marcus Gary and Pearl Ethel (Hall) Gary, and a brother.

Source: Obituary written by Reuben's daughter,
Bonnie Gary

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
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Senior Member Of Contractorsí Firm Succumbs After Short Illness.

S.J. Groves, senior member of the firm of S.J. Groves & Sons, contractors identified with the construction of many highways in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, died Wednesday at his home at 4204 Sheridan Avenue South after an illness of three weeks.

Mr. Groves was born at Mount Sterling, Ill. June 15, 1839. He came to Plainview, Minn. in 1870 where he was engaged in the freight business before the arrival of railroads, employing teams to haul grain to and from the river port towns along the Mississippi. He was later connected for a number of years with the Wabash railroad.

At the age of 67, 15 years ago, Mr. Groves came to Minneapolis and founded the contracting business of which he was head. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Frank M. and C.L (Clarence) Groves of Minneapolis and C. Herbert Groves of Duluth, and three daughters, the misses Minnie and Vivian Groves of Minneapolis and Miss Efffie Groves of International Falls.

The Funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. today in the Johnson undertaking rooms, 1900 Hennepin Avenue. Interment will be in Crystal Lake cemetery.

Source: The Minneapolis Morning Tribune, Friday, December 9, 1921
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Rebecca Sandberg

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings, 1935
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Cars of Lloyd Roemer, Eldon Graff Collide Near Weaver

Miss Cecelia Griffin of West Wabasha met almost instant death Friday morning, January 21st (1938), when a car in which she was riding, collided head on with a car driven by Eldon Graff. The collision occurred on the detour of Highway 42, between Kellogg and Plainview, at a point about three miles from Weaver, at eight o'clock that morning.

Miss Griffin who since last fall had been the teacher of the rural school in the Schilling District 81, Watopa Township, was on her way to her school, riding with Lloyd Roemer, star mail route carrier between Wabasha and Plainview, and was but a short distance from her school when the accident occurred. Mr. Roemer, the driver of the mail truck, a 1937 Ford paneled body truck, sustained a fractured knee cap and other bruises. Eldon Graff, 22 year of son of Mr. and Mr.s. George Graff of Indian Creek, who was the driver of the other car, a 1928 Oakland Sedan, suffered minor cuts and bruises.

In the collision, Miss griffin was thrown forward in such a manner as to fracture her jaw and crush her chest. Graff took her to the home of Louis Sweet, a nearby farm home. She was still alive when they reached there, but never regained consciousness and death ensued shortly.

Mr. Roemer was taken to St. Elizabeth's hospital for treatment for his injuries. His brother, Donald, who holds the contra6t for the mail route, has been at the hospital for some time, recovering from injuries to his spine which he recently sustained in a fall from a scaffold.

Cecelia Griffin, 53, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Griffin, born in this city September 14, 1884. She was a graduate of the Wabasha High School and later attended Winona Normal and studied during the summer months at the University of Minnesota Since the year 1908 Miss Griffin had been a teacher in the rural schools of Wabasha County, and was held in high regard by pupils and patrons of the schools in whi! ch she h ad taught.

Deceased is survived by two brothers and a sister, Stewart P. Griffin, Wabasha; Gerald Griffin of index, Washington; and Mrs F. W. Krajicek, Reno, Nevada.

Funeral services sere held from St. Felix church at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning, with Father John Bartholome officiating at the Requiem High Mass. Pall bearers were: William Gosse, John Huber, Charles Carrels, Jos. L. Meyer, Vincent Cheslik, and Andrew Pulles. Burial was in St. Felix cemetery.

Among the out of town relatives and re=friends here for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs George Cameron, Jr and daughters, Katherine and Marcella and George Cameron , Sr., all of Inver Grove; Gregory Conners , Francis Conners, Paul Conners, and Richard Conners, St. Paul; Mr and Mrs Sterl Duquesne, Mr and Mrs Ott Thomas and Miss Mildred Hall all of Minneapolis; Mr and Mrs George Gilsdorf, Millville; Mr and Mrs Ervin Dietrich and family of Plainview' Mrs. William Giesler and daughter Elizabeth of Theilman; Mr and Mrs George Graff and family of Weaver; Mr and Mrs Martin Binner of La Crosse; Miss Albertine Tibesar and Mrs. Appel of Rollingstone; and the Misses Mary Keating and rose Maher of Kellogg.

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Retired Wabasha Contractor Died At St. Elizabeth's Hospital Sunday Following 3 Weeks' Illness

Final rites for Paul Grass, retired Wabasha contractor, were conducted Wednesday morning at nine o'clock with the Rev. F. L. Kaiser officiating. Burial was made at St. Felix Cemetery.

Mr. Grass died at St. Elizabeth's Hospital at 11:35 Sunday morning following an illness of three weeks. He was nearly 71 years of age.

Mr. Grass was born at Wabasha September 29, 1869, and spent his boyhood days on a farm near here. On November 17, 1891, he was married at Wabasha to Anna Mary Lager

Surviving children include; Mrs. E.A. Johnson, Minneapolis; John Louis Grass, Wabasha; Edward Grass and Louis Grass of St. Paul, and Mrs. Robert Chew of Minneapolis, who has made her home with the Grass Family. Eleven grandchildren are living.

Preceding Mr. Grass in death were one son, Vincent, and two daughters, Henrietta and Anna Marie Grass. Both his parents died at Wabasha. All brothers and sisters are deceased.

When Mr Grass left the farm, he entered partnership with his two brothers in a cabinet and carriage shop. After a number of years he entered the contracting business which he continued until several years ago when he retired.

Mr. Grass was well known in this section of Wabasha county, and had the respect of all those who knew him. He was highly regarded in his field and always conducted his business on a high plane.

His passing is sincerely regretted.

Casket bearers at Wednesdays' rites were Clem Koopmann, Henry Wodele, August Gosse, Garrett Wolfe, Joe Suilman, and John Burrichter, Members of the St. Joseph's Society, to Which Mr. grass belonged, attended the services in a body.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings, 7/1940
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Lawrence Gosse, 79, Wabasha, a retired farmer, died Thursday Sept 10,1981, in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, after being hospitalized for one day.

He retired from farming in 1960 and moved to Wabasha where he was employed with Wabasha Marina and Wabasha Transfer.

The son of Henry and Theresa Hastrich Gosse, he was born on Sept. 24, 1908, in Greenfield Township in Wabasha county. On Sept.28, 1946, he married Mamie Biever in Wabasha.

He was a member of the St. Joseph Society for 62 years and received Winona Diocese Catholic Action Medal from Bishop Loras Waters last Feb. 1.

Survivors are his wife; three brothers, Tony and William, both of Wabasha, and Alex, Austin.

Four brothers and three sisters have died.

Funeral services will be Monday at 11am in St. Felix Catholic church, the Rev. Edgar Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Abbott-Wise funeral Home after 2 PM Sunday and until the time of the service. Rosary will be led by the National Catholic Order of Foresters at 7 PM and there will be a parish rosary at 8 PM Sunday in the funeral home.

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April 19, 1932 - July 19, 2001

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis, Le Roy C. 'Pee Wee' Glander, 69, of Fountain City and formerly of Alma, died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at the emergency room of St. Elizabeth hospital in Wabasha, Minn.

He was born April 19, 1932, in Lake City, Minnesota to Fredrick and Margaret (Lohn) Glander. He married Therese King, May 16, 1959, at St. John Lutheran church in Alma.

Pee Wee was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was member of the American Legion Post No. 224 of Alma, Pee Wee worked for the U.S. Corps of Engineers for 35 years, retiring in 1988. After retiring, he was a very well liked school bus driver for the Cochrane - Fountain city school for nine years. Pee Wee really enjoyed his time going to the races every week to watch his son, Kevin, race. After the races, Friday night, the weekend would end up at Camp Pee Wee, where friends and family would come to exchange stories and good times.

Survivors include his wife, Therese Glander of Fountain City; two sons, Terry (Heidi) Glander of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kevin (Betty) Glander of Pepin; three grandchildren Derek, Hailey, and Laura; seven sisters. Eldona Stuber of Winona, Wilma Waskowiak of Rhinelander, Luella Kuehn of Cochrane, Marcella Sass of Alma, Iva Kennebeck of Cochrane, Delores (Merton) Sutter of Fountain City, and Shirley (Roger) Meier of Stoddard; two brothers, Melvin Glander and Richard Glander, Both of Racine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Harried Oesau, and one brother Frederick Glander.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2001, at St. John Lutheran church in Alma, with the Rev. Joel Bacon officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by American Legion Post No. 224 of Alma will be in the Buffalo City Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 P.M. Sunday at the Stohr-Hagen-Wozney Funeral home in Alma, where there will be an 8 P.M. prayer service. Friends also may call from 10 to 11 A.M., Monday at the church.

Source: From the newspaper clippings of Wilma Marking Noll
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