CHESTER - Emmi Viola Schroer Girard Kelso, 89, died Sunday, Fed. 2, 2003, from complications of Alzheimer's disease at a Spokane, Wash., care center.
A funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chester. A reception will follow at the church. Graveside service and burial will be 3:30 p.m. at the Lothair Cemetery.
Emmi was born on Oct. 2, 1913, on the family homestead north of Galata to Linus and Ester (Naslund) Markuson. She grew up on the farm and received her early education at the Greenhill country school. After graduating from Galata High School, Emmi continue...