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Ardis Berns, 57, of Farmington, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, with her family beside her after losing her courageous battle with cancer. Ardis was born to Oscar and Myrtle (Johnson) Gudmundson on May 21, 1952 in Ivanhoe, Minn. She was the youngest of 12 children. Ardis graduated from Ivanhoe High School in 1970. She was united in marriage to Joseph John Berns on June 12, 1971, Ivanhoe, Minn. Ardis worked 19 years at Carquest and seven years at Wausau. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and visiting family and friends.
Astrid J. Henry, 95, of Farmington passed away Sept. 7, 2009. She was preceded in death by infant sisters; grandchild, Jason; and husband, Maurice. Astrid is survived by her children Earl (Bonnie) and Paul (Traci); grandchildren Michelle (Kevin), Stephanie (Jason), Nic (Allyson) and Kelsey (Dean); special grandchild Carrie; great-grandchildren Colton, Madylyn, Samantha, Alex, Christian,and Moriah. A funeral service was held Sept. 11, at Christiania Lutheran Church, Lakeville. Visitation was Sept. 10, at White Funeral Home, Farmington, and prior to the service at the church.
Ralph N. Eilen, age 82 of Hampton, died Aug. 22, 2009 at Regina Medical Center in Hastings. Ralph was born on April 6, 1927 in Miesville, to John and Elizabeth Eilen He was drafted into the Army in 1945 and discharged in 1948. He was also a member of the American Legion. He was self-employed in the feed business for many years including owning and operating Eilen Feed Service and also farmed in the Hampton area. He then purchased the R & R Bar in Hampton and ran it until 1971.
Mary Ann Rohde, 81, formerly of Superior, Wis., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at Augustana Health Care Center of Apple Valley after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Bayport, the daughter of John and Francis (Erlandson) Price. Mary Ann was raised in Milwaukee, Wis. She married Gilbert Rohde on Sept. 25, 1948 in Finlayson. They moved to Superior, Wis. in 1953. She was a homemaker for most of her life and a mom.
Wallace E. Andres, age 81 of Farmington, passed away August 17, 2009. Survived by his sister, Dorothy (Jim) Newcomb and many other loving relatives and friends. Memorial service 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at White Funeral Home, 901 3rd Street, Farmington. Memorial visitation from 5-8 p.m. Monday, August 24 at White Funeral Home. Interment Fort Snelling. White Funeral Home, Farmington. 651-463-7374, www.whitefuneralhomes.com .
Services will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 1 p.m. with the visitation 2 hours prior to service at the Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 14850 Garrett Avenue, Apple Valley, MN. Memorials Preferred. Arrangements by Henry W. Anderson Mortuary. 952-432-2331 obit.HenryWAnderson.com
Mary Ann Rohde, 81, formerly of Superior, Wis., passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Augustana Health Care Center of Apple Valley after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 21 at Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 14850 Garrett Avenue, Apple Valley with the Rev. Leland Johnson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 952-432-2331, www.obit.HenryWAnderson.com .
A Celebration of Life Gathering for the friends and family of Marvin George Fischer will be held Sunday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Farmington Catholic Cemetery. Come join us. Call 619-987-2719 for more information.
Paula M. Ashton (Feringa, Cosgrove), age 42, of Farmington, died tragically Aug. 4, 2009. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Rosemount National Guard Armory, Rosemount. Memorials preferred to the Paula Ashton memorial fund for Matthew Miller at any Wells Fargo Bank. Visit www.legacy.com .
Bertha Anna (Markuson) Hall, age 93 of Burnsville, formerly of Farmington, died Saturday, August 8, 2009. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 12 at Farmington Lutheran Church, 20600 Akin Road, Farmington. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at White Funeral Home, 901 3rd Street, Farmington and one hour prior to the service at church. White Funeral Home, Farmington, 651-463-7374, www.whitefuneralhomes.com