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Garrit Mack Ye, devoted husband, loving dad and grandpa, 77, of River Falls, Wis., Sedona, Ariz., and Minneapolis, Minn., had a peaceful end to his struggle with Alzheimer's and heart disease on Sunday, April 21. He was the son of Garrit and Sara Ye of Minneapolis. He grew up in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood together with his younger brother, Paul, who survives him.
Ralph C. Sette, 87, of New Richmond, well-known retired dairy farmer and Stanton Town Board member, died Saturday, April 26, at the Meadows Nursing Home in New Richmond. Ralph was born on Oct. 4, 1920, in Stanton Township, the son of Samuel "Ben" and Ella (Schumucher) Sette. He attended Prairie View Country School and graduated from New Richmond High School in 1938. On Sept. 14, 1952, he was united in marriage to Doris Ostendorf at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Stillwater. Ralph spent most of his life dairy farming and would deliver fuel oil to farms and residences in the winter.
Earl J. Bates, 88, of Baldwin died peacefully Monday, April 21, at Baldwin Care Center. Earl was born Aug. 10, 1919, to Ignatz and Rose (Krammes) Bates, in Elmwood. He married Linda Lou Moline on Oct. 28, 1945, in Baldwin. He enjoyed walking in the woods looking for butternuts. He liked fishing in the Apple River and pheasant and deer hunting. Earl enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandson.
Clarabelle Richardson, 89, of River Falls passed away on Friday, April 25, at the Hudson Hospital. She was the daughter of Charles and Clara (Olsen) Heinrich.
Chief Master Sergeant Luther Sidney "Sid" Johnson, 69, of Hudson died peacefully on Friday, April 25, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Minneapolis. Sid was born on May 23, 1938, in Macon, Ga., the son of Hilton and Minnie Johnson. He attended grade school and graduated from Wilkinson County High School in Gordon, Ga. As a young man, he knew he wanted to serve his country.
Virginia Day Johnson, 93, of Brainerd, formerly of Hudson and St. Louis Park, Minn., passed away peacefully Sunday, April 13, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. She was born June 13, 1914, in Hudson, to Cecil and Winnie (Norton) Day. She was a Hudson High School graduate in 1931 and attended the University of North Dakota. She received a BS degree in nursing education from the University of Minnesota in 1936.
Arnold William Meincke passed away peacefully in hospice care at the Christian Community Home in Hudson on Sunday, April 6, at the age of 94. He was born in Pensaukee on Feb. 1, 1914, to parents Edmund and Anna (Nygren) Meincke. Arnold grew up in Wabeno, graduating in 1932 from Wabeno High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 1936 with a degree in electrical engineering. While at UW-Madison, he played in the Badger marching band. He worked for Wisconsin Public Service Corp. until his retirement in 1976. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942-1945.
Eadie A. Galloway, 44, of Hudson passed away Saturday, April 12, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in St. Paul to Dave and Iola (Lindquist) Engelmann. Eadie married Michael Galloway in October 17 of 1987 at Woodbury Lutheran Church. Eadie loved to read; particularly at Troy Beach. She loved to minister to people.
Gerhard Henry "Giggs" Behm, 91, of White Bear Lake, Minn., died Thursday, Feb. 21. He and his twin sister, Gertrude, were born Oct. 30, 1916, in Hudson to George and Irene (Kahmeyer) Behm. Gerhard graduated from Hudson High School in 1936 and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Blue Lake Camp near Minocqua. He served in World War II in the 32nd Division of the U.S. Army on various islands in the Pacific Theater. After discharge he married Elaine Jeanette Legrid at their family farm in Star Prairie. They raised their family in rural Lake Elmo, Minn., and she died in 1985.
Georgia Ann Hartman, 68, of Afton, and formerly of California, died Monday, March 17, at her residence. She was born in San Francisco, Calif., on Dec. 30, 1939, to Claude and Beatrice (Rhodes) Ashley. On May 18, 1961, she was united in marriage to William Hartman in Marin County, Calif. In 1969, they made Afton their home. She worked over the years as a restaurant manager for the JR Ranch in Hudson and Afton House Inn. Most recently, she worked in property management for H & Val J Rothschild Inc. She thoroughly enjoyed meeting her friends Saturday mornings for breakfast and fellowship.