Thursday, July 2, 2020

Olgar Lon Himle, 90, rural Austin

Olgar L. Himle, 90 of rural Austin, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, surrounded by his family at home in Udolpho Township.

Olgar Lon was born April 29, 1929 to Erick and Bertha (Brekke) Himle near Rock Dell, Minn. He was a graduate of Hayfield High School. On July 27, 1979, Olgar was united in marriage to Judy Beckman at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Waltham.

Olgar farmed in Udolpho Township, and for 38 years Olgar worked for Hormel in dry sausage. He was strong labor advocate, and member of the P9 Union & United Support Group. He remained P9 proud!

In 1988, he was proud to have been awarded the Mower County Conservation Farmer of the Year. Olgar enjoyed going to auctions and garage sales, cutting trees, helping friends and neighbors move buildings and take down silos.  He will be remembered for always being willing to help anyone in need. Olgar was a faithful member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church where he served as financial secretary and property custodian, and longtime member of the Hayfield American Legion Post #330.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Erick and Bertha Himle; sisters, Ellen (Harvey) Fjerstad, Ethelyn (Bud) Hahn, Mildred (Fred) Alford, Hazel (Norman) Pearson, Jane (Jim) Lepeska, and his sister June who died at age 5; brother, Earl (Gloria) Himle, and his brother Richard who died at age 1; mother-in-law, Alice Schulz; sister-in-law, Joyce Spinter; brothers-in-law, Jack Beckman, Harold Peterson, and Tony Vann.

Olgar is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy; daughters, Julie Knotts of Austin, Jan Bliss of Rochester; grandsons, Randy Knotts of Rochester, Andrew Bliss of Albert Lea; brother, Lee (Carol) Himle of Spring Valley; brothers-in-law, Jerry (Lana) Beckman of Hayfield, Kevin Spinler (Jo Fiebiger) of Blooming Prairie; sisters-in-law, Jille Peterson of Austin, and Julie Beckman of St. Paul; many beloved nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 11 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Waltham with Pastor Dwight DoBell officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin handled the funeral arrangements.


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