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


Bertha L. (Reding) Majerus
Mrs. Catherine Majerus
George Majerus
Lawrence Stephen Majerus
Veronica M. (Majerus) Befort
Mrs. Catherine L. Marking
Hubert Marking
John Marking
Mrs. Margaret Marking
William A. Mars
Mrs. Charles Marx
Margaret Marx
Richard Marx
Orville Mathias
Adelheit Brunkhorst Meerkens (three accounts)
Peter Meerkens
Ernest F. Meurer
Mrs. Harry F. Meyer
Lyell Montgomery






Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
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HUBERT MARKING
11/11/1879 - 06/11/1926

To be taken from life with many tasks uncompleted, with a family circle unhappily broken by the departure of a beloved husband and father is a fate which brings universal regret, and seems to be out of place with the fitness of things especially at a time when nature herself is in the prime of life and growth and not prepared for the withering of the flower and the fall of the leaf until the season's cycle shall have been attained. Yet the laws of the Great Ruler of the universe cause such unexplainable occurrences for reasons that are a mystery to us, and all must bow to what is Inevitable and hope it is for the best. in the flower of manhood a worthy citizen has been cut down, and the bereaved ones find consolation only in their faith and trust that a wisdom superior to their own has thus ordained.

Hubert Marking was born November 11, 1879, in the town of Belvidere, being a son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Marking. In his earlier years he gave evidence of the development of that character which was to win him in later years the respect and good will of all who knew him ~ faithful attention to duty, obedience where required, and thoughtful consideration for the rights of others. As a young man he went to Wabasha, where he was employed. There occurred his marriage to Miss Caroline Huber, Feb. 1, 1905, and for some time they resided on a farm near Lake City. For the past sixteen years they have resided on the farm in the town of Belvidere purchased from Herman Bade.

In the management of his farm Mr. Marking showed ability to overcome obstacles and make improvements as the years went on. Devotion to his family, to friends, and to his community were marked characteristics of which he showed evidence by tireless industry and zeal to promote their welfare, desirous to give his best efforts for the benefit of others. Thus he earned the confidence and appreciation of those who knew his helpful and unselfish nature.

Seeming to have many years of usefulness before him, a serious disease of which he recently became a victim put an end to his activities. His condition made it necessary to transfer him to Wabasha last week for hospital treatment. On Friday evening, June 11, he was stricken and passed away suddenly, this untimely demise being a great shock to relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Monday morning, Rev. C. A. Fries officiating at the Catholic church here and at the Alma cemetery, where the remains were laid to rest. The Fountain City choir rendered appropriate vocal selections.

The following from out of town were here to extend consolation to the bereaved ones and to attend the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Clem Koppman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gosse Sr., Mr. and Mrs. William Gosse, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Gosse and daughter Marie, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Passe and son Ralph, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Woodele, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Carrels, August Schuth, Mrs. Albert Huber, George and William Huber, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Hilyar, Mr. and Mrs. John Ahrens, all of Wabasha, Mrs. and Mrs. C. V. Gustafson and daughter Luella of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Mat Ahrens, Mrs. Mert Solven, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Buol and daughter Louise, and Mrs. and Mrs. John St. Jacque, all of Kellogg.

Deceased leaves surviving him his grieving widow and three daughters, Louise, Viola, and Lavina, his sorrowing mother, Mrs. Mary Marking of this city, two sisters, Mrs. Sam Kurth of Highwood, Mont., Mrs. William Averbeck of this city and three brothers, John Marking of Kellogg, Minn., William Marking of Cochrane and Hugo of the town of Belvidere, all these except Mrs. Kurth being present at the funeral.

A man of sterling character, a kind husband and father and a valued neighbor and friend has departed, leaving a wide circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. To the bereaved ones a sorrowing community extends sympathy.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
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Linda


JOHN MARKING
April 12, 1944
Heart Attack Causes Death Of Retired Farmer, John Marking, 68, After Long Illness

Funeral services for John Marking of Kellogg were conducted from St. Agnes church at Kellogg at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning, the Rev. Leonard Clasen of Wabasha officiating. Interment was in St. Agnes cemetery.

A heart attack proved fatal to Mr. Marking, 68, at his home at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. He had been in ill health for several years with arthritis and heart trouble. Mr. Marking was a retired farmer.

Pallbearers at the last rites were: Ervin Dittrick, Joe Franke, Nick Schackel, Arend Arends, George Graff and Elmer Graner.

Mr. Marking is survived by his wife; seven children, Theodore of Lake City, Mrs. Jess Schouweiler and Ervin of Kellogg, Elmer and Dorothy of Winona, Mrs. Michael Lee of Plainview and Mrs. Eldon Graff of Chester, Montana; two sisters, Mrs. mary Kurth of Fort Benton, Montana and Mrs. William Averbeck of Alma; one brother, William Marking of Alma, and 15 grandchildren. Two brothers, Hubers and Hugo, preceeded him in death.

The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Marking, John Marking was born at Alma, Wisconsin, January 24, 1876, and spent his childhood days in that vicinity. When he was 19 years old, he moved to Wabasha.

His marriage to Miss Margaret Arens was solemnized at St. Felix church here February 10, 1904. The couple purchased a farm in Watopa township where they lived until the fall of 1943 when they retired and and moved to Kellogg.

Among the out-of-town relatives and friends at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. William Marking, Mrs. William Averbeck, Mrs. Hubert Marking, Mrs. Hugo Marking, and son, Walter, and daughter, Wilma, Mrs. Arthur King, Mr. and Mrs. John Tuxen, Mrs. and Mrs. Rudy Averbeck and Alvin Averbeck of Alma; Mrs. Christ Ambuehl of La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. William Gosse, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gosse, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Passe, Mrs. Henry Gosse, Henry Gosse, Henry Schuth, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Binner and John Hall, U. S. Navy, of Wabasha, and John Hall of St. Paul.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
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Linda





Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
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Linda



MRS. HARRY F. MEYER
April 12, 1944
Wabasha, Minn - funeral services for Mrs. Harry F. Meyer, 60, Wabasha, who died suddenly Monday at 11 a.m. in the fifth grade classroom at St Felix School, where she was teaching, will be Tuesday. she had taught in this school four years; previously she was at Millville and in the Greenfield and Dumfries schools.

The former Agnes Evers, she was born here July 29, 1908, to Mr. and Mrs. August Evers and was married June 7, 1932, at St. Felix Church. she and her husband farmed in Glasgow Township until 1959, when they moved to Wabasha.

Survivors are: her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Joan) McDonald, Reads Landing; two sons, Robert and harry, Jr., Wabasha; 13 grandchildren; five brothers, Leo and Harry, Wabasha; Ervin and Walter, Rochester, and Lawrence, Fargo, ND, and nine sisters, Mrs. Michael (Martha) Blee, Rochester; Mrs Laura Blee, Plainview; Mrs. Vincent (Marian) Goihl, Lake city; Mrs. Clem (Albertina) Eiynck, St. Paul; Mrs. Herbert (Bertha) Danckwart, Mrs. Quinton (Gertrude) Lindgren and Mrs. William (Myrtle) Hawkins, Wabasha; Mrs. Marcella Larsen, Moorhead, and Mrs. Ralph (Clara) Graner, conception. One brother and one sister have died.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Felix Church, the Rev. John Daly officiating, Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pall bearers will be Herman Evers, Gerald and Ronald Blee, Wayne Danckwart, Robert Hawkins, and Harry Meyer. the fifth grade class and parish council will form an honor guard at the funeral.

Friends may call at Abbott-wise Funeral Home beginning this afternoon. The parish council led the Rosary this afternoon, and the will be a parish Rosary at 8 tonight.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
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Linda



WILLIAM A. MARS

Wabasha, Minn - William A. Mars, 93, Wabasha, Pepin Township, a Wabasha county School board member 25 years, died Friday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Wabasha.

He farmed in the area until 1945, then moved here where he was a self-employed carpenter until retiring in 1955.

The son of William and Christine Schmidt Mars, he was born in Wabasha, Oct.20, 1887. He married Anna T. Lager in Wabasha in June 1911. she died in 1953. He was a member of St. Felix Catholic church and the St. Joseph's society, Wabasha.

Survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. Elvira Passe, Wabasha, and Mrs. Wilmer (Lavina) Schmidknecht, Cochrane, Wis,; six grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary H. Passe and Mrs Bertha Marx, Wabasha. Three brothers have died.

The Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday at 11a .m. at St. Felix Catholic Church, the Rev Edgar Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call Friday after 2 P.M. and until the service Saturday at Abbott-Wise Funeral Home, Wabasha, where a prayer service will be Friday at 8 P.M.

Members of St. Joseph's Society will be honorary pallbearers.

Source: From Augusta Marking's red scrapbook, page 3
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Linda


MRS. CATHERINE L. MARKING

KELLOGG, Minn. (Special) - Mrs. Catherine L. Marking, 40, died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, after a long illness.

The former Catherine La Rocque, she was born July 9, 1917, at Plainview. She was married to Ervin Marking Oct. 12, 1940, and since then they had farmed in the Kellogg area.

Surviving are: Her husband; three sons, Eugene, William, and Allan, at home; three daughters, Mary, Patricia, and Roseann, at home; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Marking, Kellogg; two brothers, Bernard La Rocque, Pine Island, and Arthur La Rocque, Wabasha, and one sister, Mrs. Michael Bunett, Wabasha.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate conception Catholic Church rural Kellogg, the Rev. Leo Neudecker officiating. Burial will be in St. Joachim's Cemetery, Plainview.

Friends may call at the Johnson-Schriver Funeral Home, Plainview, Thursday evening and until time of services Saturday. Rosary will be said Friday at 8 p.m.

Source: From Augusta Marking's newspaper clippings, Marking file
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Linda


MRS. MARGARET MARKING

Mrs. Margaret Marking, 96, lifelong resident of the Kellogg area, passed away on Monday morning, August 18, (1980) at St. Elizabeth Hospital nursing Home in Wabasha. she had been a patient there since July 26 of this year.

Margaret Arens, daughter of John and Amelia Weber Arens, was born January 9, 1884 in Greenfield township, Wabasha County. On February 10, 1904 she married John marking at Wabasha and they farmed in the conception area of Rural Kellogg. In 1943 they moved into Kellogg where he died on April 9, 1944 and she continued living there until entering the nursling home. She was an active member of St. Agnes Parish Council and the Kellogg Senior citizens organization.

Surviving are two sons, Elmer of Schuyler, Nebraska, and Ervin of Kellogg, four daughters, Mrs. Jessie (Agnes) Schouweiler of Kellogg, Mrs. Michael (Catharine) Lee of Altura, Mrs. Eldon (Margaret) Graff of Chester, Montana, and Mrs. Marvin (Dorothy) Weir of Medford, Wisconsin, forty three grandchildren, one hundred sixteen great grandchildren, and eleven great-great grandchildren. she was preceded in death by one son, Theodore, one great grandchild, three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. this Thursday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Kellogg. The Rev. Syxtus Burg will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Buckman-Schierts funeral Home in Wabasha from 2 p.m. on Wednesday until 10:15 a.m. on Thursday. the Parish council will lead a rosary at 3 p.m. and Father Burg will lead the parish rosary at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Those who will serve as casket bearers will be grandsons, Kenneth Schouweiler, Donald Lee, Gary Weir, Luvern, Eugene and John Marking.

Source: From Augusta Marking's newspaper clippings, Marking file
Contributed by:
Linda


MRS. CHARLES MARX DIES AT AGE OF 87
County Resident Three-Quarters of Century Succumbed Yesterday
A.M. Rites Saturday

Mrs. Charles Marx, Wabasha county resident for nearly three - quarters of a century, died yesterday morning at 5:45 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Catherine Klein in West Wabasha. ( March 11, 1942)

Mrs. Marx, who was 87 years of age, had been ill since the first of the year. Her death was attributed to infirmities of old age and a heart ailment. since July, 1941, Mrs. Marx had made her home with Mrs. Klein and previous to that time lived on her Pepin Hill farm with another daughter , Miss Ann Marx, and a son, Will Marx.

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday morning at nine o'clock from St. Felix church. The Rev. John N. Bartholome will officiate. Six grandchildren will serve as casket bearers.

Margaret Klein was born in Germany, January 30, 1855, and came to Minnesota with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Klein at the age of thirteen. In May, 1877, she was married by Father Trobec at St. Felix church to William Marx, Mr. Marx died October 27, 1919, in Wabasha.

Mrs. Marx in survived by six daughter, Mrs. Klein, Miss Ann Marx, Miss Eva Marx, Mrs. Frank Pulles, all of Wabasha, Mrs. Leo Passe of conception, and Sister M. charlotte of Mankato; three sons, John and Will Marx of Wabasha, and Mike Marx of Salt Lake City, Utah. four children died in infancy, and a son, Nick Marx, died in 1933.

Mrs. Marx was a charter membe5r of the Altar society and Sacred Heart league. she was a devout Christian woman whose life was unselfishly devoted to the interests of other. Her passing will be regretted by many.

Source: From Augusta Marking's newspaper clippings, misc file M
Contributed by:
Linda


PETER MEERKENS
Three Accounts

PETER MEERKENS was born May 30, 1840 in Ahlerstedt, Hannover, Preuen, Germany, and died November 23, 1903 in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Wabasha, Minnesota. He married ADELHEIT BRUNKHORST February 23, 1869 in Brownsville, Minnesota, daughter of JACOB BRUNKHORST and ELSEBETH TOMFORDE. She was born May 10, 1849 in Essel, Hannover, Preuen, Germany, and died April 30, 1922 in Lake City, Wabasha Co., Minnesota.

Source: Family Records

Contributed by:
Darci Schramm Mull (2nd great granddaughter)

OLD SETTLER DIES
Peter Meerkens of Mt. Pleasant Passes Away

"Peter Meekens, an old and well known resident of the town of Mt. Pleasant, passed away at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, in Wabasha, on Tuesday, November 23rd, at 10 o'clock, P.M. Deceased had not complained of ill health until shortly after harvest, when he began to experience severe internal pains, and a subsequent examination by his physician disclosed the fact that Mr. Meerkens was suffering from cancer of the stomach. It is well known that this dreaded disease is incurable, but Mr. Meerkens sought every measure for relief, and finally consented to a surgical operation which was performed upon him by Dr. Milligan at St. Elizabeth's hospital on Thursday of last week, and Mr. Meerkins died the following Tuesday as above stated. The remains were brought to Lake City on Wednesday and conveyed from here to the home of the deceased in Mt. Pleasant, where funeral services were held at 10:30 o'clock today, (Saturday), Rev. Ferber, officiating. Brief services were also held in the little church at Belvidere, and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining.

"Peter Meerkens was born in Hanover, Germany, May 30, 1840, and he was therefore aged 63 years, 5 months and 24 days at the time of his demise. When 11 years old, he came to this country with his parents, and settled on a farm near Belleville, Ill. He worked at farming in that state for about 19 years and at the end of that time came to Minnesota and purchased a farm in Belvidere, in Goodhue county. Later he sold this farm and bought the quarter section of land in Mt. Pleasant on which he had lived for many years. Mr. Meerkens was a prominent resident of Mt. Pleasant and served on the board of supervisors for several years. He made Lake City his trading point and had many old friends here who sorely regret his demise. He was of a kind-hearted and congenial disposition and his cheery countenance will be missed.

"Mr. Meerkens was married 35 years ago to Adelaide Brunchorst, at Brownsville, Minn., and she, together with nine children--seven daughters and two sons, survive him. The children are Mrs. Annie Gerken, of Gillford; Mrs. Mary Holst, of Belvidere; Mrs. Lydia Fick, of Lake; Mrs. Lizzy Dankers, of Mt, Pleasant, and Misses Alice (Elles), Lena and Leona Meerkens and John and Henry Meerkens who reside at the homestead."

Source: Lake City Graphic-Republican, 28 Nov 1903

Contributed by: Darci Schramm Mull (2nd great granddaughter)

PETER MERKENS (sic) DEAD

Once more the hand of the Supreme Ruler has been laid upon an old and honored citizen and the place that knew Peter Merkens will know him no more.

Shortly after harvest Mr. Merkens complained of a severe pain in his stomach and it grew worse until he went to Wabasha and entered St. Elizabeth hospital for treatment. His attending physician decided it was cancer of the stomach and as a last resort Mr. Merkens concluded to have an operation performed, which was done by Dr. Milligan on Thursday of last week, and Mr. Merkens died the following Tuesday, November 28, at 10 o'clock P.M.

On Wednesday the remains were brought to Lake City and taken to his home in Mt. Pleasant where the funeral was held at 10 o'clock Saturday, Rev. Mr. Ferber officiating. The remains were then taken to the church at Belvidere where a short service was held and the remains laid at rest in the cemetery near by.

Deceased was born in Hanover, Germany, on May 30, 1840, hence was 65 years, 5 months and 24 days of age at the time of his demise. When eleven years old, in company with his parents he came to Bellville, Ill., where he resided on a farm for nineteen years and then came to Minnesota, purchasing a farm in the town of Belvidere in Goodhue County. He later purchased a farm in the town of Gillford, Wabasha County, and again purchased one in Mt. Pleasant where he resided at the time of his death, although he owned both of the other farms he had owned so long. Mr. Merkens was a kind, loving husband and father, an accommodating neighbor, and will be greatly missed by his host of friends. About thirty-five years ago Mr. Merkens and Miss Adelaide Bruchorst, of Brownsville, Minn., were married and his beloved wife and nine children survive him. The children are: Mrs. Anna Gerkin of Gillford,, Mrs. Mary Holst of Belvidere, Mrs. Lydia Fick of Lake, Mrs. Lizzy Dankers of Mt. Pleasant, and Misses Lena and Lavina (Leona) Merkens and John and Henry who reside at home to comfort their mother in her deep sorrow.

The funeral was one of the largest ever seen in this part of the country and the large circle of friends extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.

Source: Lake City Graphic-Sentinel, 2 Dec 1903

Contributed by: Darci Schramm Mull (2nd great granddaughter)


ADELHEIT BRUNKHORST MEERKENS

Died of cerebral embolism, arterial sclerosis and dilated heart. Ill for five years, had cerebral embolism two days before her death. Undertaker was A. Bade. Information from the Wabasha County courthouse death records. 10 May 1849 - 30 Apr 1922, died at 72 years, housewife. She was born in Germany, father = Jacob Brunkharst and mother = Eliz. Tomford.

Buried at St. Peter's Church, Belvidere. Listed as a sister of Jacob in church record.


Adelheid Brunkhorst Meerkens
at 702 East Lyon Ave., Lake City, Minnesota

Contributed by:
Darci Schramm Mull (2nd great granddaughter)


LAWRENCE STEPHEN MAJERUS

Plainview- Lawrence Stephen Majerus, 94, a former long time Plainview resident died Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home in Wabasha. He and his wife had resided at the nursing home since 1981. Born Sept. 15, 1894 in Bellechester, he attended rural Bellechester schools. On July 25, 1921, he married Bertha Reding in Bellechester and they farmed in Bellechester, Rochester and Hammond areas until moving to Plainview in 1940. After moving to Plainview, Mr. Majerus worked for Lakeside Packing and later as a black tender for construction work in Rochester. He was a member of St. Joachinm's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, a son, Omer of Albert Lea, two daughter, Delores Ryan of Rochester and Marian Becker of Plainview, 18 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, two brothers, George of Lake City and Ray of goodhue; a sister, Verona Befort of Lake City. He preceded in death by two daughters, seven brothers and two sisters. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joachim's Catholic Church in Plainview with the Rev. Milo Ernster officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Bellechester. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview. The rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. and there will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
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Teresa


BERTHA L. (REDING) MAJERUS
Bertha Majerus, Area Native, Dies at 91

Bertha L. Majerus, 91 a resident of St. Elizabeth's Nursing Home in Wabasha the past 11 Years and formerly of Plainview, died Sunday evening (Sept. 27, 1992) at the nursing home. Bertha L. Reding was born Aug. 25, 1901 in Bellechester. She and her husband Lawrence farmed in the Bellechester, Rochester and Hammond areas before moving to Plainview in the 1940's. Mrs. Majerus had worked at the St. Joachim's Catholic Church and in 1983 received the Bishop's Award. Her husband died May 17, 1989. Survivors include a son, Omer of Albert Lea; two daughters, Delores (Mrs. Stanley) Ryan of Rocheter and Marion (Mrs. Charles) Becker of Plainview; 18 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; a sister, Veronica (Mrs. Richard) Majerus of Zumbrota; and a brother, Florian Reding of Bellechester. Two daughters, four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joachim's Catholic Church in Plainview, with the Rev. Leland Smith officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Bellechester.

Source: Rochester Post Bulletin Monday, September 28, 1992
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Teresa


GEORGE MAJERUS
Funeral Rites set for George Majerus

The funeral for George Majerus, 90, of Mazeppa will be Monday. He died Thursday at the Lake City Nursing Home, where he had lived for five years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mazeppa with the Rev. Joseph LaPlante officiating. Burial will be in the church cememtery. Mr Majerus was born june 19, 1922 in Mazeppa. She died July 26, 1967. He was assistant manager at the mazeppa field mill, retiring in the 1963. Surviving are the three sons Alfred and Leo both of Beloit, Wisconsin and Harold of San Antonio, Texas; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one brother; Ray of bellechester; one sister, Mrs. Verona Befort of Lake City. He preceded in Death by 5 brothers.

Source: Rochester Post Bulletin Monday, September 28, 1992
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Teresa


VERONICA M. (MAJERUS) BEFORT
Veronica Befort of Lake City dies at 87

LAKE CITY -- Veronica M. Befort, 87, of Lake City, a Mazeppa native and formerly of Bellechester, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at Lake City Nursing Home where she resided 10 years. Veronica Majerus was born March 19, 1906, in Mazeppa. On Oct. 18, 1927, she married Nicholas Befort at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bellechester. They made their home in Bellechester and she was employed as bookkeeper at the Bellechester Creamery for many years. After moving to Lake City following her husband's death in August 1971, she was a housekeeper at Lake City Hospital. Mrs. Befort was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake City and its Altar Guild. Survivors include a daughter, Joan (Mrs. Lloyd) Abraham of Lake City; a son, Donald of Lake City; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ray Majerus of Mazeppa. Nine brothers and a sister preceded her in death. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church here, with the Rev. Donald Leary officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Bellechester. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Anderson-Peterson-Mahn Funeral Home here and an hour before the service Saturday at the church. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home
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Teresa


MRS. CATHERINE MAJERUS

Mrs. Catherine Majerus, age 84, died at Bellechester sunday, Feb. 8 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nick Befort, where she resided. She was born in Germany May 4, 1863 and at the age of 3 she came to this country with her parents. She was married to Joseph Majerus Feb. 15, 1886 at Bellechester. The couple farmed in Bear Valley and retired in 1928 and moved to Bellechester. Mr. Majerus passed away March 20, 1932, Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nick Befort, and six sons; the Rev. Stephen Majerus of Rollingstone, Lawrence of Plainview, George of Mazeppa, Clarence of Wabasha, Tony of South St. Paul and Ray of Mazeppa. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Steve Weber of Harvey, ND; five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Schmitt of Harvey, Mrs. Mike Conrad of Harvey, Mrs. William Hofschulte and Mrs. John Hofschulte of Mazeppa, and Mrs. Anna Hofschulte of Zumbro Falls. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10. a.m. at St. Mary's Church, with a solemn Requiem High Mass celebrated by the Rev. Stephen Majerus. Msgr. John Bartholome of Wabasha was deacon, The Rev. Paul Sainsburg of WEst Albany was sub-deacon, Father Berger was master of ceremonies and the Rev. James Donovan preached the sermon. Interment was in the Bellechester Cemetery. Pall Bearers were three grandchildren and three nephews, Alfred, Harold and Omar Majerus, Herm Weber, Richard Schmitt and John Hofschulte, Jr. Mrs. Majerus has many freinds and relatives in Mazeppa, and her death was a great loss to all.
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Teresa

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