THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL, Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1954
GLEN AHNEMAN Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Robinson Funeral Home, for Glen J. Ahneman, former Mazeppa resident. Rev. Theo. Haar officiated. The body of Glen J. Ahneman, 58 years old, was found by Bob Jones of Alma, Wis. about noon, Sunday after the Wisconsin man had crossed the river to the Minnesota side to fix up the fishing dock which he owns. Jones found Ahneman’s body caught in some timbers beneath the dock. Coroner Ed Wise of Wabasha ruled that Ahneman was the victim of accidental drowning. Ahneman was born November 6, 1895, in Mazeppa township, and left here about 20 years ago. He worked in the Wabasha area until his death. He is survived by a brother, Arthur of Black River Falls, Wis., and a sister Mrs. Theodore Manthei of Zumbrota. Pallbearers were Emil Sommerfild, John Tommeraas, Wm. Sommerfield, Henry Prigge, Nicholas LaVan and Sylvester Wild. Burial was in Mazeppa cemetery.
KARL E. SHELDON Karl E. Sheldon, Berwick, Maine, former Mazeppa resident died at his home at 74 Sullivan street, April 13. He was born in Mazeppa, April 14, 1886, the son of Fletcher and Josephine (Marie) Sheldon. Survivors include six sons, Kenneth, Lester and Stanley, all of Berwick, Calvin of Somersworth, New Hampshire, Alvin of North Rochester, New Hampshire, and Sgt Clarence Sheldon of Japan; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Rich and Mrs. Alice Hall, both of Berwick and Mrs. Carlotta Frazier of North Abington, Mass.; two sisters Mrs. Lulu Kuehn, and Miss Minnie Sheldon of Mazeppa; 16 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
MRS. ELLEN DARCY Ms. Ellen Cotter Darcy, 4945-30th Avenue South, Minneapolis, was born May 26, 1868 in Maiden Rock Township, Wis. She passed away April 13, 1954. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Miss Marie Darcy, and Mrs. H.J. Steinhagen of Minneapolis and one sister, Mrs. Frank Darcy of Mazeppa.. Requiem services were held at St. Helena’s Catholic Church, Monday at 10 o’clock. Interment was at Prescott, Wisconsin.
Grading on Highway 60 Started Tues. Morning
Work on Highway 60 began in earnest Tuesday morning when the road crew of Boyum Construction Company of Spring Grove began initial grading operations. The grading was started east side of town, and this week the crew is working on the A.R. Hawkinson property, skirting the flat and joining the old road on the hill by Leon Keuhn. Boyum Construction Company received the contract for $320,782. Work on the bridge, a mile and one-half east of town over trout brook, was begun the first part of January and is being done by Brogan Construction Company of Des Moines. This contract was let for $73,515.
Local News Mrs. Sarah Jones is ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nile Reding at Marion. Miss Bonnie Colleen Siems, who attends Minneapolis School of Art, returned to Minneapolis Sunday after spending her Easter vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Siems and Quentin. George Citrowski has purchased the former Albert Betcher home in this village and plans to move there in the near future.
FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1954 Obituaries
MRS. MAUDE MCHUGH The community was shocked this week by news of the death of Mrs. Maude McHugh. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Willers and Mrs. Albert Oelkers, neighbors went to Mrs. McHugh’s home Monday afternoon, and found her dead. When the coroner arrived that evening, he decided she had died in her sleep early Tuesday morning, April 20, almost a week before. Friends and neighbors believed that she was away visiting relatives. She was 74 years of age at the time of her death. Maude Louise, daughter of Perry and Caroline George, was born June 29, 1879, in Belvidere township. She attended Lake City Business College in 1897, and also followed the teaching profession. Sept. 11, 1901, she was married to Martin McHugh in Belvidere township. Mr. McHugh preceded her in death in 1936.
Weddings The Christ Lutheran church of Zumbrota was the scene, Saturday evening of the wedding of Marlys Stechmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Stechmann and Frank Miller, son of Mrs. Anna Miller of Mazeppa. Rev. H.F. Muenkel performed the double ring candlelight ceremony at 7 p.m. Approximately 200 guests attended the reception which was given by the bride’s parents at the V.F.W. of Zumbrota, assisted by the V.F.W. auxiliary. DONALD SPICER LOSES LIFE IN ACCIDENT AT TRIESTE Donald Spicer, son of Mrs. Robert Lortscher, lost his life in an army motor vehicle accident at Trieste, Italy, according to word received here this week. Donald who has been in the army about 14 years would have completed his tour of duty at Trieste this October. His wife and two children are living at Louisville, Kentucky with her parents at the present.