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Isabella Cecelia Hemmen

January 8, 1915 May 25, 2007
Isabella Cecelia Hemmen
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Worthington, Minnesota      Isabella Cecelia Hemmen, 92, was born on January 8, 1915, in Granville, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Frank and Regina Beckmann Vortherms.  Isabella married Edmund Hemmen on February 5, 1947, in Granville.  After their marriage, they farmed near Granville for two years.  In 1949, they moved near Reading, Minnesota, where they farmed until 1977, when they moved into Worthington, Minnesota.  Isabella moved to the Arnold Memorial Nursing Home in Adrian, Minnesota, in 2002.  The joy of her life was her grandchildren.  Isabella died on Friday, May 25, 2007, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, Minnesota.     Isabella is survived by three children, Gerald (Joyce) Vortherms, of Worthington, Clarice (William) Pratt, of Worthington, and Eldon (Sharon) Hemmen, of Reading, Minnesota; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, and two brothers, Leo (Agnes) Vortherms, of Westbrook, Minnesota, and Sylvester (Ellen) Vortherms, of Wilmont, Minnesota.  She was preceded in death by her husband, in November of 1982, her parents, three brothers, and two sisters.     Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, Minnesota, with Father Larry Brixius officiating.  Casket bearers will be Wesley Vortherms, Jason Vortherms, Mark Hemmen, Brenda Green, Lisa Sanow, and Cindy Pederson.  Honorary bearer will be Trisha Rice.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Worthington, Minnesota. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 28, 2007, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, Minnesota


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