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Obituaries Otto H. Schlimme Mass of Christian Burial for Otto Hugo Schlimme, 84, of Clinton, were held Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Graceville. Concelebrants were Father Jack Nordick and Father Andy Michels. Helen McAlister was  ...... organist and special music was provided by Juanita Moberg and Cheryl Schlimme, Roland Bauer, Kathy Moberg and Shirley Tritz. Honorary pallbearers were all of Otto's many friends. Active pallbearers were Richard Schlimme, Roger Johnson, Ed Johnson, John McAlister, Richard Martinson, and Dan Maus. Military rites were given by the Campbell-Williams American Legion Post #258. Interment was at the Clinton City Cemetery. Otto H. Schlimme entered into this life in Clinton on April 13, 1917. His parents, Tom and Sigrid (Swenson) Schlimme raised Otto with his brother, Eric while running the Temple Cafe in Clinton. Otto was baptized into the Lutheran church and later converted to the Catholic religion before his marriage. Otto went to Fargo where h e attended Business College and then worked for Standard Oil in Fargo. When World War II broke out, Otto signed Up to do his part for the war effort in 1942, becoming a cook in the Navy for the next three years aboard the LCI 440. During the last year he happened to be off his ship when it was hit by friendly fire. Being told his ship had been lost along with most of the people he knew, he was re-assigned to yet another ship until his discharge in 1945. Recently Otto found out his ship survived along with most of the crew and a much-unexpected reunion with one of his shipmates, using the Internet was arranged. After the service Otto returned to Clinton where he worked in his parents' restaurant, flew airpl.anes and did artificial insemination on cattle. Otto met Monica and the two were joined in marriage in 1951 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Graceville and together they raised their children, Denise, Elliot and Rydell. He also worked for Vernon Zehringer at the Firestone Store, ran the Clinton Fertilizer Plant, worked for the Chees e factory and then took a Dorothy 1. Shaleen Dorothy I. Shaleen, 82, of Duluth, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 in St. Lukes Hospital. She was born in Big Stone City, SD on August 21, 1919 to Orville and Ruby Baker. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, West Duluth Moose 1478 and active at the West Duluth Senior Center where she enjoyed playing Bingo. She was preceded in death by her Lanora Monson Funeral services for Lanora Monson, 86, of Ortonviile, were held Thursday, April 4, 2002 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville with Rev. Richard Boehnke officiating. Organist was Pat Kunz and special music was provided by Laura Berger and Sarah Miller. Honorary pallbearers were all of Lanora's granddaughters. Active pallbearers were Gary Mitchell, Jason Mitchell, David Kusiek, Michael Kusiek, Jerry Radtke, and Anthony Dreyer. Interment was at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Odessa. Lanora Esther Agnes (Ell) Monson, was born Feb. 15, 1916 to parents Fred and Anna (May) Ell in Lac qui Parle County. She was baptized on March 12, 1916 in the Yellowbank Church by Pastor Theo Thornahlen and confirmed April 13, 1930 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Odessa by Pastor stab at running his own business, sharpening saws and selling nuts and bolts. Otto started his fire extinguisher business in the early '70s, and "continued to run it until his retirement in 1997. During that time he did wood working, raised exotic birds, mowed lawns, and blew the snow for his neighbors. There were many more than a few stories for very strange looking birds like wild turkeys, peicocks, golden pheasants, ducks and other fowl that occasionally roamed the streets, trees, roof tops of houses in Clinton when they managed to get loose. Otto died March 26, 2002, reaching the age of 84 years, 11 months and 13 days. In his later years, Otto did a little traveling with his sons to Hawaii. After losing Monica to cancer in 1999, he remained active and was often seen downtown having coffee or just to socialize. His favorite dog, Shadoe was a constant companion for him at home and remained at his side through thick and thin. Otto loved his favorite team the Minnesota Vikings, and could be seen flying a Vikings flag and sporting a Vikings cap after each victory, he loved the sports Minnesota has from the Twins to the Gophers and tried to find the time to watch the games whenever they were playing. Otto passed on his love of hunting to his two sons, Rydell and Elliot, which continue to this day. It's difficult to find a season where one or both of them don't hunt. His daughter, Denise has many stories of trips he took and how he always kept them in mind wherever he went. Otto's family is rich in love and respect as a result. It's hard to find someone who didn't know Otto. He was an influence to us all, a good friend to many and a much-cherished father to his family. Otto leaves a rich heritage to his family and friends of respect for people, personal sacrifice and a love for the town of Clinton. "You tell 'em, Old Sailors never die, they just sail away" - Otto Hugo Schlimme 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers and sister. Survivors include one daughter, Denise (Richard) Thurston of Clinton; two sons, Elliot Schlimme of Chippewa Falls, WI and Rydell Schlimme of CiintonLhis pet dog, Shadoe; and many nieces and nephews. Moberg-Larson Funeral Home of Clinton was-in charge- of -the arrangements. parents, her husband, Melvin in 1980, three grandchildren, Kenneth Shaleen, Joyce Cashin and Allen Cashin, and her 11 brothers. She is survived by three daughters, Irene Hicks of Tacoma, WA, Betty Erdahl of Isanti, and Mary Cashin of Duluth; two sons, Donald (Ramona) Shaleen of Puyallup, WA and James (Shirley) Shaleen of Blaine; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Services were held Saturday, April 6th, 2002 in AsburyUnited Methodist Church. Interment Oneota Cemetery. Arrangements by Bell Brothers Funeral Directors-Bell Brothers Chapel. Ihno Janssen. On August 25. 1940 Lanora was united in marriage to Harlan Monson in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Odessa by Pastor Ihno Janssen. Lanora died March 31, 2002 reaching the age of 86 years, one month and 16 days. She enjoyed playing cards and loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and one grandson. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Mitchell of Milbank, SD and Merebeth (David) Kusiek of Las Vegas, NV; one son, Harlan (Carolyn) Monson of Big Stone City, SD; one sister, Florence Radtke of Appleton; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The Larson Funeral Home of Ortonviile was in charge of the arrangements. MOST IN STOCK OR NEXT DAY NEW FACTORY HIGH TECH RESTORE YOUR CAR FOR A FRACTION OF REPLACEMENT COST with a (Duality MARSHALL Remanufactured Head! Sturdevant Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts Inc. Dorothea Hanson Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 3, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Bellingham for Dorothea Hanson. Rev. Robert A. Friedrich officiated at this service. In 1945 she began work as a clerk at the Bellingham Post Office where she worked until her retirement in 1981. During her lifetime, Dorothea Special music was provided by,. served for many years as Sunday organist SUe Ohm and soloist Dean",,chool Superintendent at St. Peter's Dallman. L"trteran Church, Secretary of Aid Honorary pallbearers were all Asso"eiation for Lutherans Branch Dorothea's nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers included: Steven Dabelow, Kyle Murk, Jason Murk, Todd Brandt, David Hanson, Terry Hilden and Steven Hanson. Concluding services were held at the Bellingham City Cemetery. Dorothea Anna Caroline Brandt was born on July 4, 1916 in Arena Township, Lac qui Parle County, to parents Edward and Amanda (Archut) Brandt. She was baptized on July 30, 1916 by Rev. F. Radeke at Zion Lutheran Church, Arena Township. Her sponsors were Martha Hiepler, Caroline Archut and Robert Brandt. She was confirmed into the Christian Faith on Aug. 3, 1930 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Bellingham, by Rev. C.F. Glock. Her confirmation verse was John 3:16. Dorothea attended school in Bellingham and graduated from Bellingham High School in 1934. She worked in various businesses in Bellingham and Madison. On Feb. 27, 1943, Dorothea was united in marriage to Ralph O. Hanson at St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Bellingham. To this union one daughter was born. 2516, Red Cross Blood-mobile Chairperson, and was also a member of the St. Peter's Ladies Aid. Dorothea moved to an apartment in Madison in the fall of 1992 and in September 1994 she moved to the Madison Lutheran Home. Death came to Dorothea, March 31, 2002 at the Madison Lutheran Home. She had reached the age of 85 years, eight months and 27 days. In life Dorothea enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing cards, visiting with friends and being with her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter Eunice and husband Larry Murk of Madison, three grandchildren: Jason and wife Kim Murk of Ortonville, Kyle Murk of Tracy, and Laura and husband Terry Hilden of St. Cloud, and one great-granddaughter Rachel Murk, sisters: Helen Lofthus of Canby, Olivia Dabelow of Cannon Falls, Norma and husband Ray Donner of Duluth, brother Donald and wife Arlene Brandt of Eyota, and sister-in-law Ruth Brandt of St. Paul. She was preceded in death by two brothers in infancy, her parents Edward and Amanda, husband Ralph and brother Elden. Joe Gunderson Memorial services for Joe Gunderson, 87, formerly of Odessa were held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lakeville on March 21st, 2002. Joe died of Parkinson's disease at the Care Center in Northfield on March 16th, 2002. Joseph Philip was born May 26, 1914 to Peter C. and Lillie (Adamson) Gunderson. He is survived by his wife, Wanda (LaLoncl), four sons Gary (Nancy) of Lakeviile, Gregg (Maureen) of Montgomery, Lonn (Deb) of Amherst, WI and Jay (Debrah) of Mr. Horeb, WI, six grandchildren and one great grandson. Four sisters, Margaret Conlin of Santa Clarita, CA, Olive, Mrs. Harold Wendland of Bellingham, Palma, Mrs. Reuben Gutzman of Ortonville and Phyllis Janssen of Bloomington. Extension report Jean Kvols County Extension Educator 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 TALKING WITH YOUR TEEN Do you ever feel like you and your teenager can never have a discussion without someone ending up getting frustrated? It may be time to look at your communication methods. Good communication is one of the most important aspects of building healthy family relationships. However, parents and teens sometimes have difficulty communicating. For instance, adolescents want explanations for almost every parental decision and when they don't receive satisfactory answers, there is often a breakdown in communication. Discussions can become argumentative and combative. This is normal as teens learn to negotiate, compromise and work toward becoming young adults. Talking to your teen can be a great experience for both of you if you follow these guidelines: - Try not to hear too much. Adolescents know that they can wear down most adults with repetition and persistence. Therefore, when a discussion reaches the "wheel spinning" point, end it. ~ Avoid solving problems for your teen. For teens to succeed they must make their own decisions. - Remember that a teen's self- esteem is fragile. They may be quick to interpret what adults say as disrespectful, so think before you react to situations. - Be patient and understanding. - Find time to talk but avoid a "20 questions" drill about their day as soon as they walk in the door. - Apologize when you make a mistake. ~ Listen, Listen, Listen. If your kids see you as someone who will not listen they Will stop talking. If necessary count to 100 before responding to avoid giving unwanted advice or lecturing. - Pick your make everything ~ Approach exciting positive strong and relationships. ~ Remember how much you teens know that part of your life better place becauset Virginia Satir, said, "The from anyone is to be heard by them and to be should be open ideas, wants, Each of us should our hearts as Remember, importance communications is I ongoin For more teens contact Minnesota County at 3796. Dates April 18 Educators' meeting April 19-20 Training at Morris April 20- Certification April 21-27 - and National Week April 22 Meeting at by Federation Amble meeting ( April 23 - in Ortonville April 28-29 Training April 30- in Clinton May Ortonville news Gail Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 Saturday, March 30th Emma Schwarze was at Betty Schwarze's for the gathering there for Easter. Easter Sunday Emma Schwarze was at Craig and Becky Wellnitz's for a gathering there. Wednesday, April 3rd Emma Schwarze was at Northridge for hymn sing. .... Vivian. Arndt spent a long Easter week-end at her daughter's Joyce Melcher of Isanti. They went to the Timberwolves game on Thursday, March 28th. It was a very exciting game and they sat in Row two. They won by two points. She came home Monday, March 25th in the snow storm. Easter week-end visitors at Ann Helgeson's were Allen and Barb Helgeson from Duluth, Leona Helgeson and. her fiance David Olson from Roseville, Larry and Sandra and Sally Helgeson, and Harley and Ellie Helgeson and family. Barb Heigeson is staying with her grandmother Ann Helgeson the week of April 1st. Kara and Kaylee Helgeson stayed with Ann and Barb Helgeson Sunday night, March 31st and Monday, April 1st. Friday, March 29th Jim and Karen Koepke were at Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson's. Carlene and Amy Wittnebel and Jan Eifeaidt on Saturday, March 30th visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson. On Easter Sunday Steve and Deb Steuart and Nicholas brought in the dinner for Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson. Sunday night, March 31st Wanda Koepke and Marlys Rademacher visited Clifford and Lizzie Hanson and Alton Hanson. Dean and Beverly Hanson were also visitors Sunday night. Amanda Gutzman of Hazel Run spent from Friday night, March 29th to Sunday, March 31st at Amanda Jensen's. Mictrele Lund and Nicholas and Charlynn were Friday afternoon, March 29th visitors of Amanda Jensen. Amanda Jensen was among other guests who had Easter dinner at Amanda Jensen's daughter's Alice Anderson on Easter Sunday. Lefty and Vi Mehlhop's grandson Colin Foster from Rochester, came Easter week-end and stayed the week of April 1st. Colin's mother stayed Easter week-end at her parent's LefW and Vi Mehlhop's. A birthday celebration was in the making for Esther Mullins at Jeanne Berg's home on Wednesday afternoon, March 27th. A few of her friends gathered for coffee and birthday cake. Jeanette Bohlman's family son John Bohlman and wife Debra and family, son Paul and wife Chari and family, and brother James Abramowski were Easter dinner guests on Saturday, March 30th at Jeanette Bohlman's. Twyla Hinneberg's oldest daughter Beth from Hopkins came on Friday, March 29th and stayed at Twyla Hinneberg's until Monday, April 1st. Lisa and Walt VerMeer from Little Rock, IA visited Jack and Elaine Gable the week-end of April 5th. They brought their grandson Tyler from Sibley, IA which is Jack and Elaine's great-grandson. They attended the Militone Barber Shop Show on Saturday, April 6th in Milbank. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bolsis and girls from Andover were out for Easter vacation at the Dragt's home. : Saturday afternoon, Carol Dragt, Faith Sprung, and Carol's two granddaughters Ashley and Amanda attended a birthday party for Vera Schulte's 90th birthday at the Baptist Church in Milbank. Faith Sprung had Easter dinner over at Carol Dragt's. Easter Sunday Joe and Dorothy Coubal were at Harold and Barb Larson's of Clarkfieid for dinner. Those there were Mr. and Mrs. Dan. Larson and Stephanie, Megan, Kayla, and Jenna of Clarkfield, Doug and Brenda Peterson from Dawson, Dustin Lundgren from Dawson, and Harvey and Lily Larson from Clarkfield. D&L Photo Advantix 1-Hour Photo Processing Lab a .... Same Day - Next Day - 307 Main St., Milbank Same Price 432-5222 Across from Pizza Ranch 99 (25 exp) (without Imnomm) ' t Copy Prints Now Avadable. No negative needed. We can make any size photo from your photo. We can also make photos from your digital cameras, CDs and floppy discs. Next Day Semce Available Arthur and Ruth Hoernemann spent Easter at John and Diane VanDerrindonck in Robbinsdale. Shari Lindquist and her granddaughter Kara went to South Carolina to visit Shari's daughter-in- law and twin granddaughters while Shari's son is serving overseas in Iraq. Sandy Reiffenberger of Albertville, was out to visit Dorothy Gmiterko on Pinkert visited Syl Pinkert this Jeff Ber  i stopped to seeA,a Lawrence and Saturday afternoo Easter dinner Swenson's home Mr. and Mrs. Joe twins of March 30th. Sandy and Dorothy went atoux tarts, to a bridal shower on Saturday in Ortonville. Dorothy Gmiterko's daughter Theresa Gmiterko came to visit Dorothy Gmiterko on Saturday, March to 30th and Sunday, March 31st. Dorothy be and Theresa went to church services Saturday and Sunday. Sunday they went to the Mudhen for dinner in Odessa. Jerry and Alma Jorgenson and their grandson Ryan Behm of Colorado, who attends Concordia.College in St. Paul, spent the Easter week-end March 30th and 31st at the Wayne and Fran Jorgenson's home in St. Cloud. Sydney and Shannon Karels of Perham visited with their grandparents Roman and Shirley Karels from Wednesday, March 27.th to Sunday, March 31st. On Friday, March 29th Kaylee and Kara Helgeson also visited with grandparents and cousins on Friday. Easter Sunday guests at the Roman Karels' home were Mr. and Mrs. Nick Karels and family of Perham and Mr. and Mrs. Harley Helgeson and family of Ortonville. Gordy Delgehausen and Run Swenson of Bu Swenson of A Mrs. Lawrence Game, Fish will begin their at the Oahe Fisheries said the dep approximately rainbow trout below Oahe Dat and 20,000 trout between the first April. "We stock marina to opportunities for disabled fish," Hanten in size from ei usually fishing enjoyr should be family or J Complete Body Infinite number of colors "'*'" 1OO% GUARANTEED JASON AND JORDEN ROGGENBU( crew at Progressive will guarantee the paint. -P_R O G R E COLLISION & GLASS Steve and Linda Roggenlmck 109 SE 2nd Street Ortonville,  56278 Page 12 00INDEPENDENT