Obituaries
Avis Mae Van Hyfte PDF Print E-mail

Mass of Christian Burial for Avis Mae Van Hyfte, 89, of Marshall, formerly of Minneota, will be Monday, October 5, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 4, 2009 from 4vanhyfteavis p.m. – 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at Rehkamp – Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Visitation will continue at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Interment will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.
Avis Mae Vivian was born on May 15, 1920 in Chippewa County to Julius and Anna (Hanson) Anderson.  Avis was the youngest of three children; she had a sister Lillian and a brother James.  The family moved to Devils Lake, ND where Julius was a salesman selling Home Comfort Ranges.

When Avis was 4 ½ years old, her mother died of complications from a kidney disease.  The children moved back to Chippewa County and lived with their grandparents, Carl and Lena Hanson.

Avis attended schools in Wegdahl, Granite Falls, Sabon, ND and Marshall where she finished school. Avis worked at the Minnesota Café and at Swift’s Hatchery in Marshall.

At the Minnesota Café she met Albert and they were married November 10, 1937 and they moved to East Moline, IL.

In 1939 they moved back to Minnesota and bought a farm south of Taunton. In 1952 they moved to Minneota.  Avis was a homemaker and later she worked as a substitute cook at St. Edward’s School and at the Minneota Public School.  S

he was a member and officer of the St. Joan of Arc Society.  Avis and Albert went on many trips.

In 1995 they moved to Hill Street Place in Marshall.
Avis will be remembered as a good wife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was a wonderful cook and baker.

She enjoyed visiting with her family and friends, reading, playing cards and bingo.  She said she had a good 89 years.

Avis died on October 1, 2009 at the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children; James (and Henrietta) of Marshall, Janice (and Larry) Darger of Lynd, Judith (and Harold) Traen of Taunton and William of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren Craig (and Teresa) of Hartford, SD, Curt (and Karen) of Scottsdale, AZ, Michele (and Mike) Leary of Marshall, Lori (and Kevin) Breyfogle of Edina and Russ Traen of Minneota; great grandchildren Matt, Jack and Maya Van Hyfte,  Camryn and Avery Leary and Austin and Merissa Traen.  She was preceded in death by her husband who died March 5, 2004, her parents, sister Lillian and her brother James.   
Arrangements are by Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Directors of Minneota.

 
Joseph Rabaey PDF Print E-mail

Joseph Rabaey

Mass of Christian Burial for Rabaerabaeyjosephy, 87, of Minneota will be on Friday, October 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota.

Visitation will be on Thursday, October 1, 2009 from, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church.  Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service.  Interment will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.

Joe was born January 28, 1922, on the family farm just northwest of Minneota, the oldest of four children, to Alfred and Irene (Waeyaert) Rabaey.  Following graduation from Minneota High School in 1940, he went on to farm in partnership with his father and later his brother for many years.  On November 8, 1958, Joe married Katherine Feldman at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Credit River Township, Minnesota.

The couple made their home on the family farm and raised seven children.  He was a life long member of St. Edward Catholic Church and served as an usher.  Joe was a honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus and the clerk for Eidsvold Township for twenty-five years.

Joe was a very quiet but thoughtful man who rarely forgot a birthday or anniversary.  He loved and supported his children, determined that each receive a strong Catholic education.  His grandchildren could always look forward to a warm hug and a filled candy dish when they came to visit.

Second to his family was Joe’s passion for farming; spring planting and fall harvest were his favorite times of the year.

Joe died on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at the Minneota Manor Health Care Center.

Survivors include his four daughters; Mary Kaye of Minneota, Margaret (Jeff) Thompson of Plymouth, Ann (Ken) Osgood of Eagan and Joan (Kevin) Kulow of Lander, Wyoming; three sons: Fred (Margrit) of Taunton, John (Jennifer) of Marshall and Paul (Paula) of Hastings, twenty five grandchildren, one sister Geraldine Green of Monrovia, CA; one brother Francis (Grace) of Taunton and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Bing Tillemans.
Memorials are preferred to the St. Edward Catholic School Endowment Fund or Prairie Home Hospice.

 
Orville Stenerson PDF Print E-mail
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Funeral Service for Orville Stenerson, 96, of Minneota will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2009, at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota.  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2009, at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota and will continue on Friday, October 2, 2009, at the church.  Interment will follow the service at Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Minneota.

Orville Gislie Stenerson was born on May 9, 1913, in Nordland Township to Andrew and Ragnild (Ramberg) Stenerson.  He was baptized and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota.  Orville attended District #29 Country School.  Orville was a lifelong member of Hope Lutheran Church.  He was active as an usher and served on various church boards.  Orville received special recognition for his 34 years of dedicated service to Nordland Township.  He traveled to Norway twice to visit family.  He enjoyed visiting with friends and family.

Survivors include his nephews Robert (Betty) Stenerson of Brooklyn Center and Gordon (Barb) Stenerson of Phillips, WI; niece Helen (Jim) Rokeh of Minneota; four great-nephews and two great-nieces; three great-great nephews; and three great-great nieces.

 

He was proceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.

 
Roger Belaen PDF Print E-mail
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Mass of Christian Burial for Roger Belaen, 77, of Minneota, will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2009, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at Rehkamp – Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.

Roger Albert Belaen was born on December 5, 1931, in Hulste, Belgium, in the Province of West Flanders.  His parents were Achille Rene and Maria (DeVlaminck) Belaen.  Roger came to America at the age of 21.  Under the wings of his mother’s three brothers, he learned to farm.  Roger was proud to be an American citizen, and he kept close watch over current events here and in Belgium.  He met and married Rosell Wambeke and to this union were born seven children:  Rose Marie, Roy, Robert, Rita, David, Donald and Dennis.  Roger enjoyed golfing, rolle bolle, and playing cards.  He supported his church and community and delivered Meals on Wheels for fourteen years.  He had a very happy demeanor and will be remembered for his wit, charm and compassion for others.  Roger was most passionate about spending time with family and friends including his 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He died on Monday, September 28, 2009, at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall.  He is survived by his wife, Rosell, children Rose Marie Belaen of Brandt, SD, Roy (and Barbara) Belaen of Oldsmar, FL, Robert (and Peggy) Belaen of Milwaukee, WI, Rita (and Patrick) Maxwell of Milroy, MN, David (and Paula) Belaen of Minneota, MN, Donald (and Debra) Belaen of Minneota, MN and Dennis (and Sandra) Belaen of Vesta, MN, 18 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one sister Antoinette in Belgium, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters and three brothers.

 

 
Donald Kompelien PDF Print E-mail

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Funeral Service for Donald Kompelien, 80, of Minneota, will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2009, at the new gymnasium at Minneota High School in Minneota.

Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Rehkamp - Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota and one hour prior to the service at the Minneota High School Gym on Sunday.

Interment will follow the service at Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Minneota.  Military honors will be provided by U.S. American Legion Post 199 of Minneota.

Donald Elroy Kompelien was born November 24, 1928 to John and Esther (Larson) Kompelien on the farm north of Minneota.

He graduated from the Minneota High School in 1946.  He farmed with his Dad until he was drafted into the army during the Korean War.  He served in Berlin, Germany as a Military Policeman where he met his future wife, Hildegard Schicka.  On October 24, 1953 Donald and Hildegard were united in marriage.

Donald farmed all his life until he retired. Donald died on Wednesday, September 23 at his residence in Minneota.

His first Love was Jesus!

Survivors include his wife of 56 years; his son, Dr Wayne Kompelien (and Rhonda) of  Virginia; two grandsons, Craig (and Jessica) and Daniel of Virginia.

He is also survived by one brother Arlon (and Lois) of  Minneapolis; three nephews Greg, Dale and Ronald, one niece Judy, many cousins, other relatives and a multitude of friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements were with Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors, Minneota, MN.

 
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