The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

February 27, 2013

William W. Lerud

—  

   William W. Lerud, age 87 of Kasota, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System, St. James.

  A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013, at St. Peter Funeral Home-Klein Chapel.  Burial will be at a later date in Kasota Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the service at the funeral home.  Memorials are preferred to Morson Ario Post 9713 or Disabled American Veterans Chapter 10.

  William Warren was born November 13, 1925, to Clarence and Ida (Gjevre) in Hoople, ND.  William served for the United States Army from 1943-1945 during WWII and was wounded and honorably discharged.  He reenlisted from 1948-1952 during the Korean Conflict and was also honorably discharged.  On June 27, 1970, William was united in marriage to Kathryn M. Lindahl in Mankato.  He was an active Charter Member of Morson Ario VFW Post 9713 Mankato and local Chapter #10 Disabled American Veterans.  William was a gifted musician, he played many musical instruments in bands and orchestras his entire life, but most well known for his mastery of the accordion and fondness of 'old tyme' music.  William loved the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and shooting sports and a good game of cards.  He spent countless hours volunteering in his retirement.  Always quick with a story and a joke, William's humor was contagious and will be missed by all who knew him.

  Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife, Kathryn; children: Willa (Lerud) and Jay Dailey of Mankato, Shawn Lerud of Minneapolis, Hiedi (Lerud) and Wayne Howell of Mankato, Lisa (Lindahl) and Jeff Reddemann of LeCenter, Larry Lindahl of Shakopee and Lori (Lerud) Compton of Waldorf; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

 William was preceded in death by his parents; grandchild, Adam Lindahl; and four brothers: Carl Randulson, Allen Lerud, Clifford Lerud and Richard Lerud.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Jerome Sheehan 042014-O.JPG Jerome 'Red' Sheehan

    Jerome "Red" Sheehan, age 82, of Mankato, died on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his home.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dorothy Hughes 042014-O.JPG Dorothy Hughes

    Dorothy Hughes, age 77 of St. Peter, died on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Mankato after years of dealing with COPD.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jerome 'Red' Sheehan

      Jerome "Red" Sheehan, 82, of Mankato, died on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his home.

    April 19, 2014

  • Harold A Jones

    Harold A Jones, 93, of  Judson Township, Blue Earth County, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.

    April 19, 2014

  • Elizabeth Catherine Rahe Boever

    Elizabeth Catherine Rahe Boever was born September 11, 1920, in Bancroft, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kramer) Rahe, the last of 10 children.

    April 19, 2014

  • Raymond Sandhofner 0419140-O.JPG Raymond Sandhofner

    Raymond Sandhofner, age 86, of Nicollet died, Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Benedictine Living Community.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mel L. 'Little' Carrigan

      Mel  L. "Little" Carrigan of North Mankato, formerly of Lakefield, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Pathstone Living in Mankato.

    April 19, 2014

  • Marilyn Mosel 141914-O.JPG Marilyn Mosel

      Funeral Services for Marilyn Mosel, 88, Gaylord, MN, formerly of Lewisville, MN will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church-Fieldon Township, rural Lewisville.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pat Devine 141914-O.JPG Patrick John Devine

      Patrick John Devine, age 66 of Le Sueur, died on April 10, in Le Sueur.  Memorial Mass, Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 a.m, St. Anne's Church in Le Sueur.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dorothy Hughes

    Dorothy Hughes, 77, of St. Peter, died on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Mankato.

    April 19, 2014