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Funeral Service

Porter Funeral Home
Friday July 22nd, 2022

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Augusta "Gussie" Redfield

Rochester, MN: Augusta “Gussie” Redfield, 91, of Rochester, Minnesota, formerly of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 22, at 1:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley with Pastor Jim Sweers of Pioneer United Methodist Church of Rock Valley officiating. Inurnment of cremated remains will be held at a later date at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley.


   Augusta Mae, daughter of Herman and Clara (Tilstra) Veenis, was born September 13, 1930, at Canton, South Dakota. She attended country school near Beloit, Iowa through the 8th Grade. Gussie married David Henderson and the couple made their home in Rock Valley, Iowa where they raised their 3 children; Dave, Cheryl and Sandy. David died in 1980. Gussie later married Robert Redfield. The couple enjoyed many years together making their home in Sheldon, Iowa and later Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Bob died in 2019. Following Bob’s death, Gussie moved to Rochester, Minnesota with her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Phil Larsen.


   Gussie worked at Kooima Machine Works (Total Component Solutions) in Rock Valley for many years. She also spent time working at a restaurant in Rock Valley. Gussie enjoyed traveling and visiting her many siblings. Her family was important to her. They always had lots of fun when they all got together. Gussie also loved to read.


   Those left to honor her memory are her daughter, Cheryl (Phil) Larsen of Rochester, Minnesota; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; a couple great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Chambers of Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Clara Veenis; 2 husbands, David Henderson and Bob Redfield; 2 children, Dave Henderson and Sandy Pederson; granddaughter, Terri; and several brothers and sisters.

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I love you Grandma I tried to find you.... Thanks to everyone who tried to find me I have a Facebook it's not that hard... She was my Grandma too 😪 I love you Grandma RIP love Danielle

Danielle Henderson Aug 11 2022 3:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Augusta "Gussie" Redfield

Vickie & Al Van Beek Jul 20 2022 7:36 PM

Love you Aunt Gussie! You will always be in my heart.

Heather Mace Jul 20 2022 5:12 PM

Loved my Aunt Gussie...she will be forever in my memories!

Leanna Johnson Jul 20 2022 2:29 PM