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Obituaries Ethel Niesche Funeral Services for Ethel Niesche were held on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at ll the United Methodist Church in Clinton. Pastor Darrell Boe will be officiating. Burial will be at the .Clinton City Cemetery. Ethel Paine, the daughter of Benjamin and Mary Paine was born on Feb. 16, 1909, in Strasburg, ND. She grew up in the Strasburg area where she attended a country school. She met and married Rudolph Scherer on Nov. 26, 1927 and they had three daughters, Lillian, Laura and Alice. After the passing of Rudolph, Ethel met and married Clarence Myers of Belle Fourche, SD where they resided. After his passing, she moved back to Johnson. While there, she met and married Edward Niesche and moved to Wheaton. After the end of their marriage, she resided with family members until her move to the Villa Health Care Center in Mora; where she was close to family and friends. Up to the age of 99 she enjoyed her passion for handy work, word finds, card games and visiting. Ethel passed away peacefully on March 21, 2010 at the Villa Health Care Center in Mora. She had lived to reach the age of 10l. Ethel is survived by her daughters: Albertine N. Weinman Lillian (Jack) Sims, Laura (-Roy) Morris, Alice (Forrest Jr.) Rahn; 17 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 59 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her three grandchildren: Gary Bartel, Earl Bartel, and Laurie Morris; two great grandchildren; Cortney Staton and Michael Bartel; sons-in-law Jack Sims and Forrest "Jr" Rahn; husbands: Rudolph Scherer, Clarence Myers; parents, Benjamin and Mary Paine; five sisters; and six brothers. Larson Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences to the family on-line, visit , our website at Funeral Services for Albertine N. Weinman were held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Graceville. Rev. Eugene Andrus officiated. Burial will be in the Clinton City Cemetery. Albertine Nellie Johnson was born on Sept. 4, 1913 to parents Edward and Inga (Olson) Johnson in Otrey Township. She was baptized and confirmed at Eidskog Lutheran Church and was raised in the rural Ortonville area. She graduated from Ortonville High School in 1932 followed by a year of teacher training. Albertine taught grades first through eighth at a Country school in Otrey Township for seven years. On Oct. 12, 1939, Albertine was united in marriage to Gus Weinman in Willmar. To this union, two children were born: Ian and Roger. They raised their children and lived their entire married life on the family farm east of Clinton. Albertine was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church where she taught Sunda; school for many years and was treasurer of the Ladies Aide. She was also a part of the local Birthday Club. Albertine enjoyed baking,&apos; cooking, doing needlework and reading. She loved entertaining and having people over for coffee. Albertine was a caretaker for many, including her parents and her in-laws. She was always there to provide food and support to her friends and family. Albertine passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at the Knute Nelson Nursing Home in Alexandria. She had lived to reach the age of 96 years. Albertine is survived by her children Ian (Eldon) Shelstad of Alexandria and Roger (Connie) Weinman of Coon Rapids; grandchildren David (Sarah) Shelstad, Karen (Chad) Jokumsen, Kim (Kelly) Hawkinson, Jeff (Tami) Weinman, Sarah (Justin) Bell, Jeremy Weinman; sister-in-law Emma Folkens; great- grandchildren: Maci and Teigan Jokumsen, Ellie, Katie and Josh Shelstad, Grace and Jackson Hawkinson, and Brennan, MacKenna, and .Cameron Bell; and one brother Clarence "Jiggs" Johnson. She 'was preceded in'death by her husband Gus; parents Ed and Inga; one sister Emily Folkens; and one brother Marvin Johnson. Larson Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences tO the family, on-line, visit our website at KDIO Temps Hj Low March 21 52 27 March 22 55 30 March 23 46 32 March 24 48 25 March 25 34 23 March 26 53 28 March 27 43 32 GET YOUR CROP IN EARLY WHILE MANAGING YOUR SOIL PREP NEEDS.  The New Salford RTS (Residue Tillage Specialist) is the ideal tool for today's high residue farming methods. Cut and distribute crop residue while warming the soil to a shallow depth to create an ideal seedbed. S3S IUADTRACK and 30' SALFORD TILLAGE available for spring work! I YOU CALL... WE COME! Take the Hassle ( )ut of Spring =y 72417 U.S. Hwy. 12 Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320.839.9929 Cell 320.760.3972 Fax 320-389-9939 dmaas@orton villemn, ne t John Harold Rebehn Funeral services for John Rebehn were held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 23 at Zion United Methodist C h u i" c h Bellingham w itla Rev. Barbara and Rt. Rev. Robert Mc Ke w in officiating at the service. Special music was provided by Krishana Witte, Organist, Mary Williamson, organist, Dean Dallman, soloist, duets by Kay and Annette Fernholz and Theresa and Krishana Witte. Honorary Casket Bearers were NRCSEmployees and Supervisors: Active Casket Bearers included: Bill Mews, John Witte, Josh Witte, Rob Steffen, Drake Utecht, Dylan Utecht, Jason Steffen, Donovan Reynolds. Burial will be in the Bellingham City Cemetery. John Harold Rebehn was born on Donald Pillatzke Funeral services for Donald Pillatzke were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 27 at St. James Catholic Church in Nassau with Father Robert P. Goblirsch officiating at the service. Special music was provided by Susan Karels, organist. Honorary casket bearers were all of Donald's grandchildren and great grandchildren. Active casket bearers included Donald's grandsons: Eric Karels, Robert Karels, Michael Karels, Francis Pillatzke, Zachary Pillatzke, April 30, 1942 to parehts Fred and Lorna Sylvia (Christianson) Rebehn at the old Ebenezer Hospital in Madison. He was baptized on Nov. 27, 1942 at Zion Evangelical Church of Bellingham by Rev. H. S. Frank. He was confirmed on April 10, 1955 by Rev. C. W. More. John attended school at Bellingham, and graduated in 1960. He also attended the University of Minnesota, Morris. On March 2, 1963, John was united in marriage to Mabel Martha Steffen (Darlene Witte) at Zion United Methodist Church in Bellingham. The first year of marriage they lived on a farm one and a half miles south of Bellingham. In the spring of 1964, they moved tO the Rebehn home farm in Lake Shore Township where they still reside. John v,as very active in his church by serving in Sunday School Superintendent, secretary, treasurer, and assistant pianist. He served over 1.2 years as chair of the Administrative Council and on the Board of Trustees. John was the church organist for 27 years. He also enjoyed researching and Nicholas Pillatzke. Burial was in the St. James Catholic Cemetery. Donald Valentine Pillatzke was born on May 11, 1925 to parents Joseph and Mary (Mongold) Pillatzke at rural Nassau. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rosen. Donald attended country school at District #8, in South Dakota. On July 2, 1946, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Mary Kelzer at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rosen. To this union five children were born. Donald and Lorraine farmed two and a half miles north of Nassau until 2002, when they moved to Marietta. Donald loved to farm, doing carpenter work, roofing and fixing things as he could fix anything. His many hobbies included antique tractors and shows, and documenting family genealogy, traveling and music. John was a member of the Farmers Union, serving as county sec.retary for several years. In 1963, he and his father Fred Rebehn were named "Outstanding Conservation Farmers" by the local soil and .water conservation district. The very first Father and Son team. He worked most of his adult life in the natural resources field. John passed away at the Madison Hospital and had reached the age of 67 years, 10 months'and 18 days. John is survived by his "wife Darlene of Louisburg, his sons Kent Rebehn (Carolyn Swen,son) of Minneapolis; Derek Rebehn of Bellingham, Sean Rebehn' of Louisburg, daughter, Juanalee Utecht of Hermantown, three grandchildren and one sister Mary Williamson of Stockton, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Lorna Rebehn. BLESSED BE HIS' MEMORY. threshing B's, visiting with friends and going for coffee. Donald passed away on March 24 and had reached the age of 84 years, 10 m6nths and 13 days. Donald is survived by his wife Lorraine of Ortonville, David Pillatzke of Madison, Carol (Francis) Karelsoof Ortonville, Gary (Kathy) Pillatzke of Ortonville, LeRoy Pillatzke of Marietta, and Dale (Dawn) Pillatzke of Madison, 10 grandchildren, three great- grandchildren and his sister Del Rose Karels of Ortonville. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Mary, his brother Martin and a sister in infancy. Blessed be his memory. Lorraine Sorenson Funeral services for Lorraine Sorenson were held on Saturday, March 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Louisburg Lutheran Church, Louisburg with Rev. Barbara Bruneau and Elan Hacker officiating at the service. Special music was provided by Dale Lien, Organist and Dean Dallman, Soloist. ' Honorary casket bearers included Lorraine's grandchildren, great- grandchildren and the Bellingham Legion Auxiliary. Active casket bearers were Lorraine's grandsons; Noah Stone, Jesse Schlueter, Nicholas Schlueter, Matthew Thompson, Derek Truckenmiller and Jason Truckenmiller. Burial was in the Louisburg Cemetery. Lorraine Mason was born on June South Shore Hee-Haw show set April 11 South Shore's annual Hee-Haw Show will be presented on Saturday night, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon, April 11, at 2 p.m. in the South Shore School Gymnasium. This year's show is introducing some new talent but will continue to bring you the characters you recognize from the years past and many returning musicians. Also returning to the Hee-Haw stage for his 19th consecutive year is Cliff Hagen, formerly of Summit, now living in the Nashvill'e area. Hie serves as Road Manager for, and plays with Andy Griggs and has played at the Grand Ole Opry and at We Fest. Cliff is the son of Calvin and Ramona Hagen of Summit. Cliff puts together a band of local musicians and pro- vides the back up music and some accompaniments for this how. This annual fund-raiser for the community continues to showcase local talent in comedy and song. The music is interspersed with the familiar Hee-Haw talent such as the Gossip Girls, Minnie Pearl and the All-Jug Band, Grandpa Jones, Lulu and the Culhanes. Junior Sample will also be bringing you some hot deals from BR- 549 and K-O R-N News will have the latest in news events. Reserved seat tickets will again be pffered for $12 and are available by calling 756-4247 or 756-4949. Other general admission tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for students K- 12. These tickets are $! higher at the door. Tickets are available at Linda's in the Milbank Mall, from the First Bank and Trust of Stockholm and Milbank, LaBolt Farmers Grain, the Coffee Cup Cafe in Summit, Rufer's General Store, the Waverly Steakhouse, Midwest Medical and McFleeg Feeds in Watertown and from all South Shore businesses. The South Shore Fire Department and the South Shore. Saddle Club will each be preparing and serving lunch before the show and during admis- sion. You are invited to come early and eat your meal before the show. Supplemental funds are provided by Thrivent #30571. Proceeds go toward South Shore Community Projects for improvements in the town. 6, 1928 to parents Thuel and Agnes (Nelson) Mason at Madison. She was baptized on July 1, 1928 by L. O. Overheim in Minnesota Valley Church and was confirmed on May 16, 1943 by Rev. S. C. Simonson at 1st Lutheran Church. She attended school in Appleton and graduated in 1946. Lorraine was united in marriage to Elmo Sorenson at the Appleton parsonage on Jan. 25, 1947. To this union six children were born. After marriage, Lorraine and Elmo moved to Louisburg. Lorraine owned and operated the grocery store in Louisburg and Lorraine was the post master for over 20 years in Louisburg. They moved to Madison in 2006. In life, Lorraine enjoyed being a homemaker, sewing, knitting, making toys, baking, and especially making lefsa and apple pies. She was in the church choir and was very active in the community and helping where needed. She was in a "breakfast club and loved to shop. Lorraine passed away in Minneapolis and had reached the age of 81 years, nine months and eight days. Lorraine is survived by her children: Michael (Joanne) Sorenson of Louisourg; Yvonne (James) Truckenmiller of Crystal; Patricia Thompson (Mel Mortenson) of Montevideo; LeAnn Stone of Bellingham; Lori (A1) Jorschumb of Frazee and Connie Robertson (Fred Cuneo) of Chanhassen; 14 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Bur0ita Anderson, of Cambridge; Audrey Reuss of Chaska, Shirley Hermeling of Minnetonka; Janet Weir, of Mankato and brother Lee Mason, of Boulder, MT. She was preceded in death by her parents Thuel and Agnes, her husband Elmo, son Curtis Sorenson, sister Marlys Beckers and sister Aria Sorenson. Blessed be her memory. II ,nde,en0ent,0sOe, No,,ce0 II (You re reading this one aren t you?) forSpecial )) EXCLUSIVE CHOICES. ONE CHANCE. DON'T WAIT. i ................................ ..L : ....................... < ......... ...... ,o.,.,.,,. 070 0  > w,..A.T, L Hwv. 12 MIIbank. 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