Mabel Sydnes Kienitz

Mabel Bentson Sydnes Kienitz was born May 11, 1918, in Lismore, Minnesota, the second of 13 children born to Ole and Josephine (Sunde) Bentson. She was raised on the family farm at Kenneth, Minnesota and attended country school speaking Norwegian. As a young woman she moved to Chicago where she worked as a “Rosie the Riveter”, house keeper and at a Norwegian Orphanage. She married Carl Sydnes...

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Lloyd Martens

Lloyd Martens, age 87 of Northfield, passed away with his wife and family by his side on Saturday morning, August 16, 2014, at the Three Links Care Center in Northfield. Services will be 11:00AM, Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Northfield with a lunch reception to follow. Interment will be Thursday, August 21, 2014, in Lake Fremont Cemetery, Dunnell, Minnesota. Visitation...

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Jean Nelson

Jean Jennette Williamson Nelson was born January 10, 1925, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to James and Maude (Shawbold) Williamson. Jean graduated from Edison High School. On February 12, 1944, at Farragut Naval Base in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Jean married her high school sweetheart Gordon C. Nelson. Jean lived in Riverside, California, with her parents while Gordie was stationed overseas during...

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Thora Phelps

Thora Anderson Phelps, longtime Northfielder and St. Olaf College administrator, died peacefully Thursday morning at the Northfield Care Center after a four-month illness. She was 88. Services will be at 11 a.m., August 12, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Northfield with the Rev. Cheryl Indehar officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn cemetery. Born Oct. 6, 1925, in Mason City, Ia., Thora was the...

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Brett Bamonte

Brett Roger Bamonte was born November 4, 1969, in Somerville, New Jersey, to Dominick and Betty (Rodriguez) Bamonte. He lived with his family in New Jersey and Pennsylvania until moving to Palatine, Illinois, where he graduated in 1988. He attended college and worked various jobs, including time in Alaska and Seattle, until moving to Minnesota in 1994. He was the owner and operator of Ultimate...

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Elsie Hauge

Elsie Norma Filbry Hauge was born March 5, 1918, on Long Island, New York, to Charles and May (Ackerman) Filbry. Elsie married Obie Randall Hauge on December 28, 1946, in Connecticut. After marriage, they lived in New York and Maryland. Obie passed away in 1966. Elsie and Obie opened their home to numerous children welcoming them with care and love. Elsie was employed by the federal government as...

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