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I Edwin Kuefler Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of Edwin Kuefler, age 71 of Big Stone City, SD who passed away April 9 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, April 16th at St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville. Father Robert Goblirsch officiated and burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Big Stone City. Music was provided by Pat Kunz, organist; Larry Tietjen, vocalist and Tim Mundwiler, vocalist. Honorary bearers were: Janet and Russ Athey, Orville Grimm, Larry Spaulding, Bruce Smith, Jeff Perlinger, Robyn and Bill Wulff, Lois and Orville Sherod, Rita and Dave Buck, Faye Athey, Marilyn Athey, Marion Larsen, Pam and Gerald Carlson, and Rodger Raddatz. Casket bearers were: Kenny' Ladwig, John Torgerson, Tony Westermeyer, Gunner Perlinger, Eric Lantis, and Francis Hofhenke. Edwin Henry Kuefler was born May 6, 1939, to Martha (Perlinger) and Edwin Sr. Kuefler at Elrosa. The family lived at Elrosa until Edwin was six years old. They moved to West Union and Edwin attended school through the sixth grade~ The family moved to Browerville where he attended country school through the eighth grade. The family moved to Beardsley, and Edwin stayed in Berthold George Hi Funeral services was held at 10:30 a.m., today, Tuesday, April 19, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Walter Township, for Bert Hillmann. Pastor Thaine Kister will officiate at this service• Congregational songs will be sung, with Pare Wildung at the organ. Active casket bearers will be; Gary Hillman, Duane Hillman, Kenneth Hillman, Allen Longhenry, Curtis Longhenry, Roger Longhenry and Gerald Longhenry. Concluding services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. B etthold~ George Hermann Hillmann was born Nov. 12, 1915, to parents Gustav Jr. and Emelie (Longheinrich) Hillmann in rural Nassau. He was baptized on Dec. 12, 1915 at Trinity Lutheran Walter Browerville with the Jean and the rearing ponds• Edwin also loved Lawrence Weber Family. He spent his the "last of the coffee" at the Cottage sophomore year in Beardsley with his Inn. Edwin was a former member of family and then returned to the Weber the Big Stone Fire Department• He family for the next three years. and Margaret were members of He came back to live with his Horizon, promoting community parents who now lived in Ortonville. development• Ed met Margaret (Schliesman) In 2004, Edwin enjoyed a life long through his brother Larry, who was dream of visiting the Packers Hall of dating her sister Shirley. He got a job Fame. He was able to visit Lambeau in the cities but didn't care for that life Field, home of his favorite football style, so returned to Ortonville once team, the Green Bay Packers and Bret again. He worked for his uncle John Farve. for a few months in Burtrum. He Edwin enjoyed traveling to watch again returned to Ortonville where he his grandchildren play baseball, started working with Con Upke basketball, soccer, volleyball, Construction in Big Stone City. After wrestling, and football. He never his return to Ortonville, Margaret and missed a chance to watch the Edwin were united in marriage on Minnesota Twins play at the June 17, 1961, at St. Johns Catholic metrodome or camp out for a bobble Church. head. In 1962, they moved to Marshall Edwin Kuefler is survived by his where Edwin managed a gas station wife, Margaret of Big Stone City, SD; until 1965. Then it was back to three children: Scott Kuefler of Big Ortonville and back to work for Con Stone City, SD; Todd and wife Sharon Upke (Good old Con). In 1967. they Kuefler of Big Stone City, SD; and moved to Big Stone City where he Deanna and husband Todd Larsen of ventured out on his own building pole Dayton; eight grandchildren; five barns and laying block• In 1976, he great-grandchildren; three sisters: started at the Cheese Factory after Marion and husband Don Gorman of laying most of the block for it and Fergus Falls; Carole and husband Les continued to work until his health Kvern of Fergus Falls; Diane and caused him to retire in 1992. husband Gary Dinnel of Ortonville; He loved to garden and enjoyed two brothers: Larry and wife Shirley growing roses, his favorite flower. He Kuefler of Brookings, SD and Kenny was always finding new things to try and wife Bey Kuefler of Ortonville; in his garden• Ed played fast pitch extended family Lawrence (deceased) softball for many years and was and Jean Weber and family. inducted into the Big Stone Fast Pitch He was preceded in death by his Hall of Fame in July of 2003. He was parents, one daughter Donna; one an avid bowler (Silver Streak) and grandson Kevin; two infant brothers enjoyed bowling on the Cheese and two infant sisters. Factory team. He loved to fish and To send an electronic condolence spent many evenings on the dock at visit Ilmann Township by Pastor E. P. Gesterling combine accident he was an excellent and was confirmed on March 24, 1929 welder inventing parts, fixing things by Pastor G. S. Mundinger. He could and making stuff. Bert enjoyed going sing his confirmation song "Herr Mein to church, farming, hunting, fishing, Hirt" by heart in German all of his playing baseball on the Nassau team, ~;-~ life. Bert attended rural school in painting, dancing, music, traveling, Walter Township• When he finished taking pictures, and telling jokes. In school he continued his education as short, he had a great zest for life. He an avid reader• loved his family and all the folks who He read the entire encyclopedia, helped him and were his friends at the newspapers, books, magazines and Madison Lutheran Home Hospital. everything to do with farming. He had Death came to Berthold on a huge collection of clipped articles Tuesday, April 12 at the Madison that had anything to do with the Lutheran Home Hospice. He is numbers 40 and 13. For most of his survived by his sister Alma Becklund life he worked and played with his of Canon City, CO and her daughters '~ brother and best friend, Emil. They Ila Gravely, Ann Erickson, and Eve ':-J' were a perfect team, producing Nagode and his nephews Keith, Kraig, beautiful crops by day and giving the and Marc Newquist. ladies a whirl on the dance floor by He was preceded in death by his ~.~ night. They Worked together' ils parents, sister Dora, brothers Harold funeral ushers, helpers in church and and Emil, and sister and brother-in- community projects, and as record law Mildred and Burton Newquist, keepers for the family and local brother-in-law Orville Becklund and community, niece Diana Becklund. - Before Bert lost his right hand in a "JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT" was performed by the OHS Theater Department April 15-17 at the OHS Auditorium. Shown above is Joseph (Tom Rausch), center, and Pharaoh (Colin Plathe), right, along with the wonderful cast members who put on an amazing performance. uring National Volunteer Week is April 10-16. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service is celebrating National Volunteer week by thanking and honoring its Earth Team volunteers for their service to conservation. Earth Team is the agency's official volunteer resource. Nationally in fiscal year 2010, nearly 30,000 people do- nated 641,549 hours of service to NRCS worth $13.4 million. Earth Team is a program which part- ners volunteers with NRCS employees. It was created in 1985 and offers many opportunities to individuals over the age of 14 who are interested in volun- teering and making a positive differ- ence for the nation's natural resources. Earth Team volunteers help NRCS conservationists provide everything from conservation technical assistance they play an important role in our to teaching and generating awareness state's conservation work. As a result, about conservation through the use of volunteers tell us our assignments are community projects, personally very rewarding." "The NRCS theme for this year puts Information on the Earth Team Vol- it best," said Don Baloun, State Con- unteer Program is available online at servationist. "Earth Team Volunteers are the Key Foundation of Conserva- or by calling (toll-free) 888-526-3227. tion.They allow us to stretch available NRCS (originally called the Soil resources and help us put conservation Conservation Service) has provided practices on the ground. And, as Chief leadership in a partnership effort to Dave White said a year ago, "Earth help America's private land owners and Team makes it possible for us to managers conservetheirsoil, waterand achieve our mission of Helping People other natural resources since 1935. For Help theLand." more information on NRCS visit Baloun said he hopes National Vol- unteer Week will motivate others to Since its founding in 1985, over a volunteer to help NRCS with our con- half-million Earth Team volunteers servation mission. "Earth Team vol- have donated 15.5 million hours to unteers work closely with our staff and NRCS valued at $314 million. g, ,--- 2009 Polaris Sportsman 550 with power steering, green /, t~ By Sgt. 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Dear Trooper Kathy: I was out who placed the snow. • Newspaper holders, chains and .... shoveling and wondered why the• Improperly placing snow on orother types of ornamental displays snow plows always seem to make big near a public road creates hazards under the mailbox add to the size and piles in front of my house. #1-Can I including drainage problems, drifting, weight of the mailbox and limit room just push them back onto the sight obstructions and unsafe access, for plowclearance. highway? #2-What do I do if the Special attention should be made to Mn/DOT follows up on all mailbox snowplow goes by and takes out my keep crosswalks, intersections,damage complaints and appreciates mailbox? entrances and exits clean and cooperation from mailbox owners Trooper Kathy Says: unobstructed, when investigating damages. 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