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Dana Lynn Berndt, 46, of Bloomington, Ill., went to be with Jesus on Thursday evening, July 2, 2009, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Dana was born on May 24, 1963, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Gary and Judy Reno Lewis. She spent most of her adult life as a daycare provider and household engineer. Dana enjoyed scrapbooking and numerous other crafts.
Harold D. Morrow, 73, passed away Friday, July 3, 2009, at his home. He was born on Jan. 24, 1936, son of Vernon and Katherine (Trebus) Morrow. He was united in marriage to the late Joanne Engel on Sept. 28, 1957, and they had three sons, Tom, Jim and Tim. Harold enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid card player, playing poker every Friday night.
Betty Joy Young, 81, of Beldenville, died Sunday, June 28, 2009, at the Baldwin Area Medical Center. Mrs. Young was born April 19, 1928, in Cornell, the daughter of Ernest and Lillian (Warnberg) Helmer. She married Donald Young on Dec. 13, 1948. She was an avid gardener and quilter, and enjoyed walking and being surrounded by her family and friends. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. Mrs.
Shirley Ann Rogers, 81, died peacefully in her home in River Falls on Tuesday, June 30, 2009,from complications of renal failure. She was born on Sept. 19, 1927, to Hulda and David Miller, and spent her childhood in Kansas City with her seven siblings: Ruth, Helen, Bud, Mildred, Warren, Myra and Ben. She married Mitchell Rogers and was employed until her retirement at the University of Minnesota as an admissions clerk. She had a passion for cooking that was unsurpassed and in retirement enjoyed catering parties with her son Miller.
Douglas A. "Doug" Hughes, 65, of Hammond, passed away due to a heart attack on Thursday, July 2, 2009, at United Hospital in St. Paul. He was born the son of Wendell and Mona "Betty" (Graham) Hughes on March 7, 1944. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. Doug was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Hawkins on Sept. 14, 1966, in Denver, Colo. They would be blessed with two children, Steven and Stacey. Doug retired as a quality control manager from Superior Wall manufacturing in 2006.
Myrtle A. Johnson, age 100 of Baldwin, formerly of River Falls, died peacefully Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at the Baldwin Care Center. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11 at Historic Woodside Place, rural Baldwin. Burial in the Woodside Cemetery in rural Baldwin. Visitation on Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin and one hour prior to the services at church Saturday afternoon. Memorials preferred to Baldwin Care Center and Gethsemane Lutheran Church.
Dana Lynn Berndt, 46, of Bloomington, Ill. went to be with Jesus on Thursday evening, July 2, 2009, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation Thursday, July 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Memorial service beginning at 12 p.m. Thursday at the church, Pastor Thomas Wirsing officiating. Family to receive friends following the service at the church, where a luncheon is planned.
Donavon Dahms, 61, of Hamilton, Mont., originally of River Falls, died Thursday, July 2, 2009, at the Veteran's Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. He is the son of Eunice and the late Pete Dahms of River Falls. A private service was held on Monday, July 6, at Fort Snelling Cemetery. A full obituary will appear in next week's River Falls Journal.
Harold D. Morrow, age 73, of River Falls, passed away Friday, July 3, 2009, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7 at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in River Falls with Father Gerald Harris officiating. Interment in St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the Cashman-Hill Funeral Home and again on Tuesday from 9:30-10 a.m. at church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cashmanhillfuneralservice.com . Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.
A Celebration of Life Open House will be held at the home of Jane and Tim Steinmetz on July 11th at 4 p.m.