Ten Mile Lake Association
Obituaries 2000


Remembering our Ten Mile Lake Friends...2000

Joan E. Horn

Joan E. Horn, 57, of Waunakee, Wisconsin died December 30, 2000 at her winter home in Yuma, Arizona, after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.

She was born in Madison, Wisconsin on August 13, 1943 to John and Amy Wichman. She married Richard A. Horn on April 6, 1963 and resided in the Madison area until 1991. At that time she and her husband built a home on the east shore of Ten mile Lake. While Richard finished building their home, Joni worked for Johnson's Clothing in Walker. They loved living on Ten Mile Lake, but the call of their two granddaughters in Madison took them back to the Madison area in 1998.

Mrs. Horn is survived by her husband Richard; two sons, Todd (Heather) of Madison and Daniel (Carrie) of Baxter, MN.; and three granddaughters, Rebecca, Meghan, and Claire Joan. She is also survived by one sister, Jeannine Woodward of Wyoming, and one brother Rick Kvalheim of California. Memorial services were planned for both Yuma and Madison.

Estrid E. Brown

Estrid E. Brown of Bloomington, Minnesota, died on November 22, 2000 of natural causes, at the Friendship Village Lifecare Facility in Bloomington, at the age of 97. She had been for 74 years a summer resident and vacationer on Ten Mile Lake. Estrid was born September 23, 1903 in Beaver Falls, PA to Victor and Ida (Carlson) Johnson. Following the death of her father in an industrial accident she moved with her mother and brother to be near her mother's brothers and sisters. She graduated from South High School in Minneapolis.

Estrid loved the out-of-doors and was skilled at canoeing, fishing, swimming, and ice skating. She and a friend owned a birch bark canoe which they kept on the Mississippi River under the Franklin Avenue Bridge, where, in those days, it was safe. Her ice skating abilities were noticed by Oscar Johnson, of Shipstead and Johnson fame, who asked her to join the Ice Follies, but her stern Swedish mother believed that was not a proper place for a young lady and refused to allow her to sign a contract with the Follies.

In the 1920's, Estrid worked at the Loose Wild Biscuit Company in Minneapolis (later named the Sunshine Biscuit Company) where she met Ralph H. Brown. They were married in 1926 and spent part of their honeymoon camping on the east shore of Long Bay on Ten Mile Lake, on property owned by Henry and May Hoban (aunt and uncle to Dorothy Beasley). From 1927 to 1951, Estrid and Ralph, later with their two sons, were summer vacationers at Hustle Inn (later, Happiness Lodge and now Happiness Resort.) In 1952 they bought the Hoban property where they had spent their honeymoon. Ralph died in 1985 and Estrid sold the property in 1986. During the last fourteen years she has been an occasional visitor at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Margaret Brown, on Ten Mile Lake.

Estrid is survived by two sons, Donald (Margaret) of Ten Mile Lake and Robert (Barbara) of Brooklyn Center, MN; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held November 27, 2000 at Lakeside Cemetery in Minneapolis, with the Reverend Grady St. Dennis, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, MN, officiating.

(Information provided by Donald Brown.)

Walter John Gohman

Walter John Gohman, 89, of Ames, Iowa and a summer resident of Ten Mile Lake, died of a respiratory ailment Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

Mr. Gohman was born in Clear Lake, Minnesota and lived at Ten Mile Lake and Cedar Falls, Iowa, before moving to Ames in 1988. He was an associate professor at the University of Northern Iowa and taught at Price Lab School there before retiring. He was a member of several state and national educational organizations and participated in many national meetings for those organizations. He was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames.

Mr. Gohman is survived by four sons: Richard, of Cottonwood, AR; Michael, of Pasadena, CA; James, of Ames; and Paul, of Stockton, CA. In addition he is survived by two brothers, Lester of Clear Lake and Clarence of St. Cloud; one sister, Juletta Klein of Jamestown, ND; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Following memorial services at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames, Mr. Gohman was buried at Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, MN.

Lydia A. Adams

Lydia A. Adams, 98, of Ames, Iowa, and a summer resident of Ten Mile Lake, died Sunday, October 8, 2000 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames of complications of pneumonia. 

Mrs. Adams was born August 14, 1902, in Nevada, Iowa to Emmett S. and Anna Fay (Lockridge) Armstrong. In 1925 she married Chevalier V. Adams in Ames. She was a 75-year member of Chapter AA, P.E.O. She was also a member of the United Church of Christ, Congregational; Pi Beta Phi sorority; the Iowa State Cyclone Club; Order of the Knoll, and Craft Club, and in 1989 was selected Cy's Favorite Alum. She established several scholarship funds, and provided a room at the Hospice House as well as the Chev Adams Children's Art Classroom at the Octagon.

Mrs. Adams is survived by one sister, Juliette Armstrong of Des Moines; five nephews, and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband Chev; one daughter, Anna Fay Adams; two sons, Jay L. and Chevalier G. Adams; four brothers; three sisters; one nephew; one niece; and her parents.

Following funeral services at the United Church of Christ, Congregational, in Ames, she was buried in the Ames Municipal Cemetery.

Neva Pauline Milliken

Neva Pauline Milliken, 85, of Ames, Iowa, and a summer resident of Ten Mile Lake, died Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at Israel Family Hospice in Ames of Parkinson's disease.

Mrs. Milliken was born February 21, 1917 to Ray and Osa (Soderstrum) Tyler in rural Luther, Iowa. She was a homemaker, a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, and an active member of the Ames Woman's Club. She is survived by one sister, Dorothy Sheldahl of Slater, Iowa; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, one sister, and one brother.

After funeral services at Calvary United Methodist Church in Ames, Mrs. Milliken was buried in the Ames Municipal Cemetery.

(Information provided by John Hartzell.)

Ruth Jameson

Ruth Jameson, 91, died April 1, 2000 of respiratory failure at Rolling Green Village in Nevada. She was born April 22, 1908 in Blairsburg, Iowa, the daughter of Albert H. And Violet (Read) Clay. She lived most of her life in Ames. She graduated from Ames High School in 1928 and attended Iowa State College. She also attended St. Joseph's Academy in Des Moines for two years. She married Walter "Peely" Jameson on June 22, 1931.

Mrs. Jameson was a homemaker and a member of St. John's By the Campus Episcopal Church and of Beta Tau Delta sorority. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ruth Pierantoni of Ames, and one son, Harold "Jamie" Jameson of Madison, WI. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, and two sisters.

The Jamesons first came to Ten Mile Lake in the early 1930's and continued to come for over fifty years. Mr. Jameson's parents built a cabin which the Jamesons later shared with Peely's sister. Eventually they bought out the sister's share. Peely was the first TML visitor to own a plane which he flew to the lake. He would fly over the lake to buzz the Jameson cabin, and then someone would drive down to Backus to pick him up. Ruth loved the lake, and continued to swim in it into her eighties, including going skinny-dipping with the granddaughters of her neighbors.

(Information provided by Adams Funeral Home of Ames, and by Joyce McManus.)

Ray Ann Putney

Ray Ann Putney, 73, a summer resident for 30 years at the family's Ten Mile Lake home, died February 11 at Carefree, Arizona

Mrs. Putney was born in 1926 in Ottawa, KA to Charles and Ethel Reinhart. In 1942 she moved to Des Moines, IA, where she lived until 1991, when she and her husband became residents of Carefree.

Mrs. Putney was an avid golfer and was involved in various women's golf activities in Des Moines, Carefree, and a Tianna Country Club in Walker. She was also an aviation enthusiast and earned her private pilot's license in 1944. She had a long and active career as fashion director for Younkers, Inc., and was involved in her communities and the Episcopal Church, whether in Des Moines, Onigum, or Carefree.

Mrs. Putney is survived by her husband, Mark; a daughter, Andi; two sons, William and Blake; a grandson, Jon; and a grand-daughter, Marki.

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