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Lewis E. Titel, "Uncle Louie," 90, of Clear Lake died Sunday, March 2, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Lewis Edward Titel was born on June 26, 1917, in Clear Lake, the son of Alexander and Grace (Ludwig) Titel. He grew up in the Clear Lake area and attended Clear Lake Schools. In his younger days, Lewis worked around the country in the CCC camps before he entered the U.S. Army in 1941. He served in Europe during World War II and was part of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. In December of 1941, Lewis was married to Mabel Marschal.
Darrell E. Nelson, 84, of Hudson died on Friday, Feb. 22, at Regions Hospital. Darrell was born the son of Carl and Gladys Nelson in St. Hilaire, Minn. As a young man in Hibbing, Minn., he was in Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of Eagle, and worked in grocery stores during and after high school. He graduated from Hibbing High School with the class of 1941. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 at age 19.
Philip D. Coates, 76, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., formerly Hudson, passed away from injuries from a motorcycle accident on Saturday, Feb. 16, at University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Phil was born on Oct. 19, 1931, in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Philip and LaMerle (Reaves) Coates. He attended Baylor Military Academy for boys in Chattanooga. Following this he joined the U.S. Air Force (stationed at Chanute Air Force Base, Rantuol, Ill.), where he was an officer instructor.
Nancy L. Knoll, 66, of Hudson passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willi. She is survived by two daughters, Gretchen Gunderson and Amy (Frank) Belmares; two sons, Greg and Jeff; three grandchildren; and a sister, Cathy (Mike) Morris. A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, (715) 386-3725, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com .
Leo E. McAleavey, 87, of River Falls, died Monday, Feb. 18, at Prescott Care Center. He was born on June 16, 1920, the son of William and Mary (Webster) McAleavey in Ellsworth. Leo married Joyce Warren on Aug. 12, 1953, at St. Bridget Catholic Church. He worked for Ellsworth Creamery and later was self-employed as an independent trucking service hauling furniture, potatoes and cattle.
Mary Alice Powers, 79, Prentice, town of Ogema, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Medford. She was born May 16, 1928, in Prentice, the daughter of Albert and Clara (Ramminger) Manthey. She was a 1946 graduate of Prentice High School, where she was salutatorian of her class. She was married to Clarence Powers in Prentice on June 3, 1947.