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photo is used. To submit your photos send the following material: Color photo (3x5 minimum size) negative (if available) Name of Person Submitting the photo Address City State Zipcode Phone Number Fax Number (if available) Email address ( if available). Submit by Feb. 28 to: Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway Alliance 323 West Schlieman Ave Appleton MN 56208 320-289-1981 Birthdays ERE WAS NO STOPPING Hancock Star Alexis Gramm, as she scored her career 1,000 points in the against the OHS Trojan Lady s this past Friday. Stephanie Schuelke, far right, and Amy Speth, far left, stop the Hancock star. looking to Identify unique shops : Minnesota River Valley Byway is developing a listing :lue shops to include in some tional activities. The byway is lg a brochure for unique shop- dding the list of shops to the s Website (www.mnriverval- n_), and using the list for group It guided tours. ; shops must be located in the 's identified corridor that is 10 n each side of the Minnesota orn Browns Valley to Belle Minnesota. If you are unclear nop is within the corridor a ,tn t found on their website (www.mnrivervalley.org). Entries should be submitted by Feb. 1, 2003 and include the follow- ing information: Store name: Owner: Name of person submitting this information (if different than the owner): and relationship to the shop: Address: Physical directions (from nearest state highway): Phone: Fax (if available): Email (if available): Website (if available): Description of products for sale (50 word maximum): Photograph of store and or prod- ucts (color, maximum size 4x6): Why your store is unique (50 words maximum): Submit by Feb. 1, 2003 to: Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway Alliance, 323 West Schlieman Ave., Appleton, MN 56208 320-289- 1981 For more information contact Dawn Hegland, Byway Coordinator at the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission 320-289-1981. N River stories, photos needed Minnesota River Valley als used to promote the unique and BYway is looking for your sto- interesting people, places, and activi- 'or old!) about the Minnesota  Aie,along the river. Full stories or These stories will lpe exccrptswillbeuscdinbr(xzhums, theweb- part of a collection of mated- site "http://www.mnrivervalley.com" % FF LIST PRICE NTER SPECIAL ON WINDOWS IN STOCK Many sizes to choose from! White, All Vinyl, Some with Low E Argon Glass and. in other collateral material pro- duced by the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway. To submit your stories send the following material: Story, Name of Person Submitting the story, Address, City State Zipcode, Phone Number, Fax Number (if available), Email address ( if available). Submit by Feb. 28 to: Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway Alliance 323 West Schlieman Ave Appleton MN 56208 320-289-1981 Photo Contest The Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway is also holding a con- test for photos of the Minnesota River Valley. Photos will be accepted in the following categories: Our Town Festivals Beautiful scenery Animals People Enjoying the outdoors Agriculture in the valley Activities on the river Other Winners will have their photos used in marketing and advertising materials, calendars websites, and other collateral materials. A photo credit will also be given anytime the Oi lality, Safe, Clean and Affordable Housing For Rent in Ortonville Rel50 A MONTH PLUS UTILITIES. beclr'Y ro rent in 30 days. Two-story, two roo1,rn home with living room, dining gar,C- arge yard, forced air heat. Has on'e for storage, washer and dryer, uath. Appliances are furnished. $375 A MONTH - WATER, SEWER AND HEAT INCLUDED One bedroom apartment for rent. Long term residents, clean, quiet, garages and laundry. Well maintained with attractive floor plan. "Look for the lighthouse symbolizing safe, clean, affordable housing." 0rtonville Property Partners Ortonville, MN 56278 Gordon Anderson & Lila Anderson 605-949-0723 Jim Larson 612-247-5948 As Taken From The Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar. Tuesday, Jan. 7 Don Schumacher, Les Iverson, Kelly Anne McEwen, Charles Paulson, Zachary Larson, Dori Hansen Wednesday, Jan. 8 Mardonna Knip, John Fridgen, "Ik)dd Nelson, Marjorie Parker, Jim Olson, Delores Bengtson, Alex Dawald Thursday, Jan. 9 Scott Sester, Dave Kelzer, Julie Moorhead, Craig Backstrand, Betty Schwarze, Jack Utley, Brian Merritt Friday, Jan. 10 Orin Feldick, Christopher Hansen, Dan Oakes, Craig Randleman, Drew Johnson, Kristi Clark, Steven Emde, Allen Ross, Talia Cox, Bethany Danielson Saturday, Jan. 11 Kurt Hansen, David Lee Dinnel, Jr., Judy Drewicke, Shirley Lynne, Tim Taffe, Jerry Ehlebracht, Karah Wiseman, Anders Lee Peterson Sunday, Jan. 12 Ann Marie Trebil, Kim Muenchow, Lisa Auchstetter, Dori Pearson Moore, Chelsie A. Hedge, Emma Jane Read, Nicole Erin Mueller, Lauren Elizabeth Klancke Monday, Jan. 13 Kenneth Hoberg, Paul Frevert, Chad Kraemer, Morgan Danielle Simonitch, Travis Scoblic, Brianna Kay Axtell Tuesday, Jan. 14 Judy Bergland, Allen"Paul Dimberg, Ruth Schneck, Bill Pansch, Kandi Puder, Amy Sis, Nancy Dawald, Gary "Chico" Beachem, Zoe Katherine Rethamel, Malory Anderson, Dillan Roggenbuck Mn/DOT outlines impact of dry Winter Minnesota's Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) reports . that cost for snow and icexemoval statewide are $3 million less than at this time last year. The figure is for labor, equipment, and material for Oct. 15 through Dec. 31. The lack of snow has allowed crews to perform maintenance work that would normally be deferred until spring including guardrail repair, mowing, brush removal, filling potholes and maintaining equipment. Minnesota receives an average of 59 inches of snow each winter. This winter season, 10 inches or less has fallen throughout the District 4 region which includes Becker, Big Stone, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, and Wilkin counties. "In these tight budget times, we are fortunate to be able to divert more of our resources from snow and ice operations to maintenance activities that normally have to wait until warmer weather," said Mn/DOT State Maintenance Engineer Mark Wikelius. Wikelius pointed out the state had a similar weather pattern last year, but that a significant amount of snow fell in March and April. Last year's snowfall total of 65 inches was higher than average. Prairie Five menu Reservations may be made by calling the Senior Center. When requesting a meal call the Senior Center the day prior to eating at 839- 3555 before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 Meatloaf, Baked Potato/Sr. Crm., Calif. Blend Vegetables, Bar or Cookie, WW Dinner Roll Tuesday, Jan. 8 BBQ Rib, Creamed Potatoes, Vegetable Salad, Rice Pudding, Whole Wheat Bread Thursday, Jan. 9 Turkey Ala King, Baking Powder Biscuit, Peas 'N Carrots, Fruit Sauce, Spiced Apple Ring Friday, Jan. 10 New England Boiled Dinner, Ham, Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots, Fruit Crisp, Rye Bread Monday, Jan. 13 Hamburger Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Harvard Beets, Orange/Banana Dess., Whole Wheat Bad Tuesday, Jan. 14 Baked Fish, Scalloped Potatoes, Peas, Peach Quick Cake, Raisin Bread CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS Obituaries Amelia Rose dorgenson Memorial services for Amelia Rose Draoger Jorgenson (Milly Rose), age seven months, were held Tuesday, December 13, 2002 at 10 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, St. Paul. Millie Rose joined the heart angels December 13, 2002. Milly Rose filled the lives of her family with such joy for seven months. "She is our lucky star."She passed away of complications following heart surgery. Sadly missed by her parents, Mike Jorgenson and Kathy Draeger; big sister, Alma Karyn; grandparents, Arlene Draeger," Robert (Gay) Draeger, David and Jean Jorgenson (of Clinton) Leona Humphrey; aunts, Kathy Jorgenson, Kelley Leeper, Jennifer Bergman; uncle, Steve (Theresa) Jorgenson; cousins, Kayla, Ashley, Allison, Ben, Nikki. Special thanks to Betty and Fred Herwar and Char Voigt for their constant and loving care, caregiver Angel Phillips and Dr. Kelly Delahunty. Hildegarde R. Olson Funeral services for Hildegarde R. Olson, 90, were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 at the United Congregational Church in Ortonville. Visitation was Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville. Organist was D o n n a Leiferman; soloists was Carolyn and Megan Olson. Honorary pailbearers were all her many friends, the Garden Club and the Northridge Staff and Residents. The active pallbearers were Steve Olson, Mark Mills, Dean Mills, Scott Huizenga, Russell Huizenga and Brett Huizenga. Interment was at Mound Cemetery. Hildegarde Ruby (Huizenga) Olson was born on July 15, 1912 at rural Ortonville, to parents, Orrie and Bertha (Breuche) Huizenga. She grew up in Ortonville and was united in marriage to Selmer "Sam" Olson on Jan. 27, 1949 at Odessa. Hildegarde loved gardening, cooking, collecting antiques and refinishing antique furniture. She was a member of the United Congregational Church in Ortonville and the Garden Club. ttildegarde loved her church and the elevator at the United Congregational Church was donated by Hildegarde in memory of her husband, Sam. Hildegarde passed away on Saturday evening, Dec. 14, 2002 at Northridge Residence in Ortonville, reaching the age of 90 years, four months and 29 days. Survivors include one sister, Elsie Jacobson of Big Lake, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Sam; three sisters, Henrietta, Josephine, Florence, and five brothers, Arthur, Henry, John, Siert, and Barney. Lois M. Gibson Lois M. Gibson, 83, Browns Valley, formerly of Beardsley, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Browns Valley Health Center due to illness. Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service in the Beardsley United Methodist Church, Beardsley, and funeral services on Friday, with the Reverend Paul Hollie officiating. Burial was in the Beardsley Community Cemetery. Lois Marie Gibson was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Teaverse County to Glen and Florence (Cuff) Stargel. She was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist faithand grew up and attended schools in Beardsley. She married Harry W. Gibson Sept. 30, 1940, at Clinton. They continued to farm at various sites including Beardsley, Campbell, Foxhome, and Bertha until they retired in 1986 and moved into Beardsley. Lois worked hard on the farm while managing to have beautiful gardens of vegetables and flowers, and at several jobs over the years including cooking for community events and eventually the Beardsley School. Her love of cooking was only outmatched by her love for the children. When she retired she continued caring for young children. Dedicated to her family, Lois was also active in the community with 4-H, Girl Scouts, "Unicef, Food Shelf Programs, Meals on Wheels, her neighbors and especially her church, Beardsley United Methodist and particularly the Sunday School and Vacation Bible School Programs. Survivors include her husband Harry Gibson of the Browns Valley Health Center, her children Janis (Jerome) Kutzer of Gillette, WY; Jerry Gibson, Beardsley; Florence Bohn, Big Stone City SD; and Bonnie (Erik) Klitzk,  Sa[nd 1[, 19 grandcfiildrn 38 great- grandchildren; a brother Veto Stargel, Mesa, AZ, and many nieces nephews, and loved ones. She is preceded in death by her parents, step mother Clara (Hunt) Stargel, brother Earl Stargel and sister Lucille (Otto) Gibson. Johnson Funeral Home of Rosholt, SD was in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers were grandson Allen Kutzer, nephews Dick Gibson, Bill Gibson, Jim Gibson and friends Larry Cardwell and Dennis Fischer. Honorary pallbearers were all grandchildren and great grandchildren, Austin Fischer, Jordan Fischer, Jay Wolf and Amy Wolf. Organist was Jeannie Hills. Soloists were Butch Gibson, Jr., Sue Sykora and Stacey Sibson. Magnus Thompson Memorial Services for Magnus Thompson, 86, of Ortonville, were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003 at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Officiating was Rev. Marlene Elmstrom with Marilyn Hanson serving as organist. Active urn bearers were Nick Thompson and Shaughn Barnett. Honorary urn bearers were Brett and Derek Barnett, Marissa Thompson, Mitchell and Jackson Egert. Magnus Thompson was born on May 4, 1916 at Ortonville to parents Magnus Christopher and Anna (Henrickson) Thompson. He Was baptized and confirmed at Eidskog Lutheran Church in rural Ortonville. He attended grade school at Rural District No. 42 and graduated from Ortonviile High School in 1934. Magnus was active in Eidskog Lutheran Church and held the offices of trustee, treasurer, and secretary. In addition he served on the Otrey Town Board, and was Chairman of the Board of School District No. 49. He lived on the family farm from his birth until 1970. From 1940 until the time of his mother's death, he operated the family farm. On Nov. 22, 1952 Magnus was united in marriage to Phyllis Ann Wellendorf. Magnus liked to hunt and was an avid sports fan going to sporting events or watching them on television. He was a loving father and grandfather. Magnus passed away early Wednesday morning at Northridge Residence in Ortonville reaching the age of 86 years, seven months and 27 days. Survivors include his wife Phyllis of Ortonville; three children Neal (Brenda) Thompson of Benson, Terry (Ronald) Barnett of Colorado Springs, CO and Sherri (Jim) Egert of New Ulm; two sisters Esther Gierhan of Beaver Crossing, NE and Dena Boldenow of Montevideo; seven grandchildren; many relatives and a host of friends. Magnus was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and two brothers. Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville was in charge of the arrangements. Wanted: 00INDEPENDENT Page 13 photo is used. To submit your photos send the following material: Color photo (3x5 minimum size) negative (if available) Name of Person Submitting the photo Address City State Zipcode Phone Number Fax Number (if available) Email address ( if available). Submit by Feb. 28 to: Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway Alliance 323 West Schlieman Ave Appleton MN 56208 320-289-1981 Birthdays ERE WAS NO STOPPING Hancock Star Alexis Gramm, as she scored her career 1,000 points in the against the OHS Trojan Lady s this past Friday. Stephanie Schuelke, far right, and Amy Speth, far left, stop the Hancock star. looking to Identify unique shops : Minnesota River Valley Byway is developing a listing :lue shops to include in some tional activities. The byway is lg a brochure for unique shop- dding the list of shops to the s Website (www.mnriverval- n_), and using the list for group It guided tours. ; shops must be located in the 's identified corridor that is 10 n each side of the Minnesota orn Browns Valley to Belle Minnesota. If you are unclear nop is within the corridor a ,tn t found on their website (www.mnrivervalley.org). Entries should be submitted by Feb. 1, 2003 and include the follow- ing information: Store name: Owner: Name of person submitting this information (if different than the owner): and relationship to the shop: Address: Physical directions (from nearest state highway): Phone: Fax (if available): Email (if available): Website (if available): Description of products for sale (50 word maximum): Photograph of store and or prod- ucts (color, maximum size 4x6): Why your store is unique (50 words maximum): Submit by Feb. 1, 2003 to: Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway Alliance, 323 West Schlieman Ave., Appleton, MN 56208 320-289- 1981 For more information contact Dawn Hegland, Byway Coordinator at the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission 320-289-1981. N River stories, photos needed Minnesota River Valley als used to promote the unique and BYway is looking for your sto- interesting people, places, and activi- 'or old!) about the Minnesota  Aie,along the river. Full stories or These stories will lpe exccrptswillbeuscdinbr(xzhums, theweb- part of a collection of mated- site "http://www.mnrivervalley.com" % FF LIST PRICE NTER SPECIAL ON WINDOWS IN STOCK Many sizes to choose from! White, All Vinyl, Some with Low E Argon Glass and. in other collateral material pro- duced by the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway. To submit your stories send the following material: Story, Name of Person Submitting the story, Address, City State Zipcode, Phone Number, Fax Number (if available), Email address ( if available). Submit by Feb. 28 to: Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway Alliance 323 West Schlieman Ave Appleton MN 56208 320-289-1981 Photo Contest The Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway is also holding a con- test for photos of the Minnesota River Valley. Photos will be accepted in the following categories: Our Town Festivals Beautiful scenery Animals People Enjoying the outdoors Agriculture in the valley Activities on the river Other Winners will have their photos used in marketing and advertising materials, calendars websites, and other collateral materials. A photo credit will also be given anytime the Oi lality, Safe, Clean and Affordable Housing For Rent in Ortonville Rel50 A MONTH PLUS UTILITIES. beclr'Y ro rent in 30 days. Two-story, two roo1,rn home with living room, dining gar,C- arge yard, forced air heat. Has on'e for storage, washer and dryer, uath. Appliances are furnished. $375 A MONTH - WATER, SEWER AND HEAT INCLUDED One bedroom apartment for rent. Long term residents, clean, quiet, garages and laundry. Well maintained with attractive floor plan. "Look for the lighthouse symbolizing safe, clean, affordable housing." 0rtonville Property Partners Ortonville, MN 56278 Gordon Anderson & Lila Anderson 605-949-0723 Jim Larson 612-247-5948 As Taken From The Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar. Tuesday, Jan. 7 Don Schumacher, Les Iverson, Kelly Anne McEwen, Charles Paulson, Zachary Larson, Dori Hansen Wednesday, Jan. 8 Mardonna Knip, John Fridgen, "Ik)dd Nelson, Marjorie Parker, Jim Olson, Delores Bengtson, Alex Dawald Thursday, Jan. 9 Scott Sester, Dave Kelzer, Julie Moorhead, Craig Backstrand, Betty Schwarze, Jack Utley, Brian Merritt Friday, Jan. 10 Orin Feldick, Christopher Hansen, Dan Oakes, Craig Randleman, Drew Johnson, Kristi Clark, Steven Emde, Allen Ross, Talia Cox, Bethany Danielson Saturday, Jan. 11 Kurt Hansen, David Lee Dinnel, Jr., Judy Drewicke, Shirley Lynne, Tim Taffe, Jerry Ehlebracht, Karah Wiseman, Anders Lee Peterson Sunday, Jan. 12 Ann Marie Trebil, Kim Muenchow, Lisa Auchstetter, Dori Pearson Moore, Chelsie A. Hedge, Emma Jane Read, Nicole Erin Mueller, Lauren Elizabeth Klancke Monday, Jan. 13 Kenneth Hoberg, Paul Frevert, Chad Kraemer, Morgan Danielle Simonitch, Travis Scoblic, Brianna Kay Axtell Tuesday, Jan. 14 Judy Bergland, Allen"Paul Dimberg, Ruth Schneck, Bill Pansch, Kandi Puder, Amy Sis, Nancy Dawald, Gary "Chico" Beachem, Zoe Katherine Rethamel, Malory Anderson, Dillan Roggenbuck Mn/DOT outlines impact of dry Winter Minnesota's Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) reports . that cost for snow and icexemoval statewide are $3 million less than at this time last year. The figure is for labor, equipment, and material for Oct. 15 through Dec. 31. The lack of snow has allowed crews to perform maintenance work that would normally be deferred until spring including guardrail repair, mowing, brush removal, filling potholes and maintaining equipment. Minnesota receives an average of 59 inches of snow each winter. This winter season, 10 inches or less has fallen throughout the District 4 region which includes Becker, Big Stone, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, and Wilkin counties. "In these tight budget times, we are fortunate to be able to divert more of our resources from snow and ice operations to maintenance activities that normally have to wait until warmer weather," said Mn/DOT State Maintenance Engineer Mark Wikelius. Wikelius pointed out the state had a similar weather pattern last year, but that a significant amount of snow fell in March and April. Last year's snowfall total of 65 inches was higher than average. Prairie Five menu Reservations may be made by calling the Senior Center. When requesting a meal call the Senior Center the day prior to eating at 839- 3555 before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 Meatloaf, Baked Potato/Sr. Crm., Calif. Blend Vegetables, Bar or Cookie, WW Dinner Roll Tuesday, Jan. 8 BBQ Rib, Creamed Potatoes, Vegetable Salad, Rice Pudding, Whole Wheat Bread Thursday, Jan. 9 Turkey Ala King, Baking Powder Biscuit, Peas 'N Carrots, Fruit Sauce, Spiced Apple Ring Friday, Jan. 10 New England Boiled Dinner, Ham, Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots, Fruit Crisp, Rye Bread Monday, Jan. 13 Hamburger Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Harvard Beets, Orange/Banana Dess., Whole Wheat Bad Tuesday, Jan. 14 Baked Fish, Scalloped Potatoes, Peas, Peach Quick Cake, Raisin Bread CLASSIFIED ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS Obituaries Amelia Rose dorgenson Memorial services for Amelia Rose Draoger Jorgenson (Milly Rose), age seven months, were held Tuesday, December 13, 2002 at 10 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, St. Paul. Millie Rose joined the heart angels December 13, 2002. Milly Rose filled the lives of her family with such joy for seven months. "She is our lucky star."She passed away of complications following heart surgery. Sadly missed by her parents, Mike Jorgenson and Kathy Draeger; big sister, Alma Karyn; grandparents, Arlene Draeger," Robert (Gay) Draeger, David and Jean Jorgenson (of Clinton) Leona Humphrey; aunts, Kathy Jorgenson, Kelley Leeper, Jennifer Bergman; uncle, Steve (Theresa) Jorgenson; cousins, Kayla, Ashley, Allison, Ben, Nikki. Special thanks to Betty and Fred Herwar and Char Voigt for their constant and loving care, caregiver Angel Phillips and Dr. Kelly Delahunty. Hildegarde R. Olson Funeral services for Hildegarde R. Olson, 90, were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 at the United Congregational Church in Ortonville. Visitation was Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville. Organist was D o n n a Leiferman; soloists was Carolyn and Megan Olson. Honorary pailbearers were all her many friends, the Garden Club and the Northridge Staff and Residents. The active pallbearers were Steve Olson, Mark Mills, Dean Mills, Scott Huizenga, Russell Huizenga and Brett Huizenga. Interment was at Mound Cemetery. Hildegarde Ruby (Huizenga) Olson was born on July 15, 1912 at rural Ortonville, to parents, Orrie and Bertha (Breuche) Huizenga. She grew up in Ortonville and was united in marriage to Selmer "Sam" Olson on Jan. 27, 1949 at Odessa. Hildegarde loved gardening, cooking, collecting antiques and refinishing antique furniture. She was a member of the United Congregational Church in Ortonville and the Garden Club. ttildegarde loved her church and the elevator at the United Congregational Church was donated by Hildegarde in memory of her husband, Sam. Hildegarde passed away on Saturday evening, Dec. 14, 2002 at Northridge Residence in Ortonville, reaching the age of 90 years, four months and 29 days. Survivors include one sister, Elsie Jacobson of Big Lake, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Sam; three sisters, Henrietta, Josephine, Florence, and five brothers, Arthur, Henry, John, Siert, and Barney. Lois M. Gibson Lois M. Gibson, 83, Browns Valley, formerly of Beardsley, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Browns Valley Health Center due to illness. Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service in the Beardsley United Methodist Church, Beardsley, and funeral services on Friday, with the Reverend Paul Hollie officiating. Burial was in the Beardsley Community Cemetery. Lois Marie Gibson was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Teaverse County to Glen and Florence (Cuff) Stargel. She was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist faithand grew up and attended schools in Beardsley. She married Harry W. Gibson Sept. 30, 1940, at Clinton. They continued to farm at various sites including Beardsley, Campbell, Foxhome, and Bertha until they retired in 1986 and moved into Beardsley. Lois worked hard on the farm while managing to have beautiful gardens of vegetables and flowers, and at several jobs over the years including cooking for community events and eventually the Beardsley School. Her love of cooking was only outmatched by her love for the children. When she retired she continued caring for young children. Dedicated to her family, Lois was also active in the community with 4-H, Girl Scouts, "Unicef, Food Shelf Programs, Meals on Wheels, her neighbors and especially her church, Beardsley United Methodist and particularly the Sunday School and Vacation Bible School Programs. Survivors include her husband Harry Gibson of the Browns Valley Health Center, her children Janis (Jerome) Kutzer of Gillette, WY; Jerry Gibson, Beardsley; Florence Bohn, Big Stone City SD; and Bonnie (Erik) Klitzk,  Sa[nd 1[, 19 grandcfiildrn 38 great- grandchildren; a brother Veto Stargel, Mesa, AZ, and many nieces nephews, and loved ones. She is preceded in death by her parents, step mother Clara (Hunt) Stargel, brother Earl Stargel and sister Lucille (Otto) Gibson. Johnson Funeral Home of Rosholt, SD was in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers were grandson Allen Kutzer, nephews Dick Gibson, Bill Gibson, Jim Gibson and friends Larry Cardwell and Dennis Fischer. Honorary pallbearers were all grandchildren and great grandchildren, Austin Fischer, Jordan Fischer, Jay Wolf and Amy Wolf. Organist was Jeannie Hills. Soloists were Butch Gibson, Jr., Sue Sykora and Stacey Sibson. Magnus Thompson Memorial Services for Magnus Thompson, 86, of Ortonville, were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003 at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Officiating was Rev. Marlene Elmstrom with Marilyn Hanson serving as organist. Active urn bearers were Nick Thompson and Shaughn Barnett. Honorary urn bearers were Brett and Derek Barnett, Marissa Thompson, Mitchell and Jackson Egert. Magnus Thompson was born on May 4, 1916 at Ortonville to parents Magnus Christopher and Anna (Henrickson) Thompson. He Was baptized and confirmed at Eidskog Lutheran Church in rural Ortonville. He attended grade school at Rural District No. 42 and graduated from Ortonviile High School in 1934. Magnus was active in Eidskog Lutheran Church and held the offices of trustee, treasurer, and secretary. In addition he served on the Otrey Town Board, and was Chairman of the Board of School District No. 49. He lived on the family farm from his birth until 1970. From 1940 until the time of his mother's death, he operated the family farm. On Nov. 22, 1952 Magnus was united in marriage to Phyllis Ann Wellendorf. Magnus liked to hunt and was an avid sports fan going to sporting events or watching them on television. He was a loving father and grandfather. Magnus passed away early Wednesday morning at Northridge Residence in Ortonville reaching the age of 86 years, seven months and 27 days. Survivors include his wife Phyllis of Ortonville; three children Neal (Brenda) Thompson of Benson, Terry (Ronald) Barnett of Colorado Springs, CO and Sherri (Jim) Egert of New Ulm; two sisters Esther Gierhan of Beaver Crossing, NE and Dena Boldenow of Montevideo; seven grandchildren; many relatives and a host of friends. Magnus was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and two brothers. Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville was in charge of the arrangements. Wanted: 00INDEPENDENT Page 13