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      304. Wilfred (Bill) Nicholas7 Majerus (Agnes Marie6 Befort, Anna5 Deville, Marie Katherine4 Schoentgen, Jean Nicolas3, Maria Catharina2 Backes, Joannis1) was born 29 October 1902 in Goodhue Co., MN, and died 14 July 1991 in Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN. He married Odelia Marie Strauss Private, daughter of Stephen Strauss and Elizabeth Delva. She was born Private.

Notes for Wilfred (Bill) Nicholas Majerus:
Wilfrid "Bill" Majerus, Bellechester, dies

BELLECHESTER-- Wilfrid "Bill" Majerus, 88, of Bellechester, a lifelong area resident and businessman, died of natural causes Sunday evening at his home. Born Oct. 29, 1902, in Belvidere Township, Goodhue County, he was a 1923 graduate of Mankato Commercial College. Mr. Majerus owned and operated W.N. Majerus General Merchandise in Bellechester for 44 years until his retirement in 1975. He married Odelia Strauss on Oct. 19, 1933 in Bellechester. Mr. Majerus was a member of the Bellechester Knights of Columbus and Bellechester Mixers Senior Club, which he helped organize in 1975. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Karen (Mrs. James) Flick of Rochester and Ruth (Mrs. Theodore) Trent of Bloomington, Minn.; two sons, William of St. Louis Park, Minn., and Thomas of Cottage Grove, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Quentin "Jim" of Bellechester; and five sisters, Mrs. Esther Strauss, Mrs. Alice Mahoney and Mrs. Edith Schafer, all of Bellechester, Mrs. Eunice Darcy of Mazeppa and Phyllis (Mr. Charles) Wuerth of Covington, Ky. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bellechester, with the Rev. Frank Wampach officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Larson Funeral Home in Zumbrota. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

More About Wilfred (Bill) Nicholas Majerus:
Burial: July 1991, St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN697
Cause of Death: Probable dysrhythmia, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease698

More About Wilfred Majerus and Odelia Strauss:
Private-Begin: Private
     
Children of Wilfred Majerus and Odelia Strauss are:
+ 665 i.   Karen Jean8 Majerus, born Private.
+ 666 ii.   Ruth M. Majerus, born Private.
  667 iii.   Thomas L. Majerus, born Private. He married Mary Jo Lawless Private; born Private.
  More About Thomas Majerus and Mary Lawless:
Private-Begin: Private

+ 668 iv.   William N. Majerus, born Private.


      305. Esther Anna7 Majerus (Agnes Marie6 Befort, Anna5 Deville, Marie Katherine4 Schoentgen, Jean Nicolas3, Maria Catharina2 Backes, Joannis1) was born 07 August 1904 in Belvidere Twp, Goodhue Co., MN, and died 20 October 1993 in Lake City, Wabasha Co., MN. She married John Matthew Strauss 06 September 1927 in Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN, son of Nicholas Strauss and Clara Befort. He was born 04 September 1901 in Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN, and died 08 June 1959 in St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN.

Notes for Esther Anna Majerus:
Esther Strauss, 89 (Oct. 20, 1993)

Esther Strauss, 89, a lifelong resident of Bellechester, died Wednesday at Lake City Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 7, 1904, in Belvidere Township, the daughter of John B. and Agnes Majerus. She married John Strauss Sept. 6, 1927, in Bellechester, and they farmed. He died June 8, 1959. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Sacco of Pittsfield, Mass., Clarice (James) Ferrecchia of Marlboro, Mass., and Kathleen (Richard) Karlen of Pine Island; one son, Kenneth "Bud" of Bellechester; 22 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Eunice Darcy of Mazeppa, Alice Mahoney and Edith Schafer, both of Bellechester, and Phyllis Wuerth of Covington, Ky.; and one brother, Quentin "Jim" (Elizabeth) Majerus of Bellechester. She was preceded in death by her husband, one sister and five brothers. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bellechester, with the Rev. Frank Wampach officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday at Lohman Funeral Home, Goodhue, where a prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Sunday.

More About Esther Anna Majerus:
Burial: 25 October 1993, St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN699
Cause of Death: Cardiopulmonary arrest; CVA; arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease700
Medical Information: Diabetes; peripheral vascular disease; congestive heart failure

More About John Matthew Strauss:
Burial: 11 June 1959, St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN701
Cause of Death: Cerebral accident, skull fracture following auto accident

More About John Strauss and Esther Majerus:
Marriage: 06 September 1927, Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN
     
Children of Esther Majerus and John Strauss are:
+ 669 i.   Mary Beth8 Strauss, born Private.
+ 670 ii.   Kenneth (Bud) Nicholas Strauss, born Private.
+ 671 iii.   Clarice Ann Strauss, born Private.
+ 672 iv.   Kathleen Agnes Strauss, born Private.


      306. Francis Joseph7 Majerus (Agnes Marie6 Befort, Anna5 Deville, Marie Katherine4 Schoentgen, Jean Nicolas3, Maria Catharina2 Backes, Joannis1) was born 18 July 1906 in Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN, and died 09 September 1966 in Goodhue, Goodhue Co., MN. He married Monica Elizabeth Strauss Private, daughter of Stephen Strauss and Elizabeth Delva. She was born Private.

More About Francis Joseph Majerus:
Burial: Unknown, St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN701

More About Francis Majerus and Monica Strauss:
Private-Begin: Private
     
Children of Francis Majerus and Monica Strauss are:
+ 673 i.   Marlys Dorothy8 Majerus, born Private.
+ 674 ii.   Steven John Majerus, born Private.
+ 675 iii.   Bonita Edith Majerus, born Private.
+ 676 iv.   Joe Richard Majerus, born Private.


      307. John (Jack) Clement7 Majerus (Agnes Marie6 Befort, Anna5 Deville, Marie Katherine4 Schoentgen, Jean Nicolas3, Maria Catharina2 Backes, Joannis1) was born 18 August 1908 in Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN, and died 22 May 1984 in Red Wing, Goodhue Co., MN. He married Gertrude Mahoney Private, daughter of George Mahoney and Mathilda Schafer. She was born Private.

Notes for John (Jack) Clement Majerus:
John C. Majerus, 75, Rites Held May 24th

Funeral Mass was said in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bellechester, Thursday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. for Mr. John C. Majerus, 75, lifelong resident of Bellechester. Mr. Majerus passed away May 22nd at St. John's Hospital, Red Wing. Fr. Ramon Buckley officiated, and interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, Michael and Joseph Mann, Sean and Patrick Graves, and Jerome and William Kane. John C. Majerus was born August 18, 1908 in Bellechester, the son of John B. and Agnes (Befort) Majerus. He married the former Gertrude Mahoney on January 6, 1931 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bellechester. He farmed until retirement in 1970, and he was a member of the Bellechester Council #2751 Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife; two sons, John T. and Gregory of Bellechester; six daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Patricia) Mann of Goodhue; Mrs. Joseph (Jacqueline) Kane of Hastings; Mrs. Phil (Audrey) Baker of Minneapolis; Mrs. William (Janet) Krebs of Randolph; Mrs. Gary (Judith) Lodermeier of Cottage Grove, and Mrs. Neil (Corrine) Stehr of Lake City; two brothers, Wilfred and Quentin of Bellechester; five sisters, Mrs. Esther Strauss of Bellechester; Mrs. Eunice Darcy of Mazeppa; Mrs. John (Alice) Mahoney and Mrs. Howard (Edith) Schafer, both of Bellechester, and Mrs. Charles (Phyllis) Wuerth of Covington, Kentucky; 26 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren and one sister.

More About John (Jack) Clement Majerus:
Burial: 24 May 1984, St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN701

More About John Majerus and Gertrude Mahoney:
Private-Begin: Private
     
Children of John Majerus and Gertrude Mahoney are:
+ 677 i.   Patricia (Pat) Agnes8 Majerus, born Private.
+ 678 ii.   Jacqueline Ann Majerus, born Private.
+ 679 iii.   Audrey Mary Majerus, born Private.
  680 iv.   Janet Majerus, born Private. She married William Krebs Private; born Private.
  More About William Krebs and Janet Majerus:
Private-Begin: Private

+ 681 v.   John Thomas Majerus, born Private.
+ 682 vi.   Gregory John Majerus, born Private.
+ 683 vii.   Judith Claire Majerus, born Private.
+ 684 viii.   Corrine Mary Majerus, born Private.


      308. Eunice Elizabeth7 Majerus (Agnes Marie6 Befort, Anna5 Deville, Marie Katherine4 Schoentgen, Jean Nicolas3, Maria Catharina2 Backes, Joannis1) was born Private. She married Lullus H. Darcy702 Private, son of James Darcy and Anna Cotter. He was born 19 September 1907 in Mazeppa, Wabasha Co., MN, and died 10 February 1968 in Mazeppa, Wabasha Co., MN.

More About Lullus H. Darcy:
Burial: February 1968, Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Mazeppa, Wabasha Co., MN

More About Lullus Darcy and Eunice Majerus:
Private-Begin: Private
     
Children of Eunice Majerus and Lullus Darcy are:
+ 685 i.   Francine Ann8 Darcy, born Private.
+ 686 ii.   JoEllen (Jody) Darcy, born Private.


      309. Alice Catherine7 Majerus (Agnes Marie6 Befort, Anna5 Deville, Marie Katherine4 Schoentgen, Jean Nicolas3, Maria Catharina2 Backes, Joannis1) was born 27 August 1912 in Belvidere Twp, Goodhue Co., MN, and died 13 December 1993 in Zumbrota, Goodhue Co., MN703. She married John Henry Mahoney 03 September 1931 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bellechester, MN, son of George Mahoney and Mathilda Schafer. He was born 27 January 1907 in Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN, and died 08 April 1985 in Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN.

Notes for Alice Catherine Majerus:
Alice Mahoney, 81 (Dec. 13, 1993)

Alice Mahoney, 81, of Bellechester died Monday at Zumbrota Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 27, 1912, in Belvidere Township, the daughter of John B. and Agnes Majerus. She married John Mahoney Sept. 3, 1931, in Bellechester. He died April 8, 1985. She was a homemaker and also a self-employed seamstress. She is survived by a son, Hilary "Larry" (Margaret) Mahoney of Rochester; four daughters, Maureen Mahoney of Owatonna, Peg (Richard) Barringer of Hastings, Diane (Dean) Opsahl of Goodhue, and Donna (Jan) Prigge of Hastings; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Eunice Darcy of Mazeppa, Mrs. Edith Schaffer of Bellechester, and Mrs. Phyllis Werth of Covington, Ky.; one brother, Quentin "Jim" (Elizabeth) Majerus of Bellechester. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, five brothers and two sisters. Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bellechester with the Rev. Frank Wampach officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Larson Funeral Home in Zumbrota and one hour prior to the services at the church. A prayer service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

More About Alice Catherine Majerus:
Burial: December 1993, St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN704
Cause of Death: Probable myocardial infarction705
Medical Information: Diabetes mellitis705

More About John Henry Mahoney:
Burial: April 1985, St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN706

More About John Mahoney and Alice Majerus:
Marriage: 03 September 1931, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bellechester, MN
     
Children of Alice Majerus and John Mahoney are:
+ 687 i.   Hilary (Larry) John8 Mahoney, born Private.
+ 688 ii.   Dennis George Mahoney, born 11 August 1935 in Bellechester, Goodhue Co., MN; died 19 January 1979 in Zumbrota, Goodhue Co., MN.
  689 iii.   Maureen (Reenie) Esther Mahoney, born Private.
+ 690 iv.   Margaret (Peg) Mary Mahoney, born Private.
+ 691 v.   Diane Dorothy Mahoney, born Private.
+ 692 vi.   Donna Patricia Mahoney, born Private.


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