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Obituaries Vera Johnson Funeral Services for Vera R. Johnson, 77, of Ortonville were held Monday, May 11, 1998, at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Rev. Dan Hermanson officiated with Marilyn Hanson, orgamst and Ann Nelson, Soloist. Active pall- bearers were Burt Nypen, Gary Watkins, August Vera had been very active in her church, she taught Sunday school several years, loved music and sang in the church choirs where she lived. After moving to Ortonville in 1954, Vera assisted her husband Maurice at their business as a bookkeeper. She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church, V.F.W. Auxiliary #3964, O.E.S. Chapter 95, L.S.S. Link Program since its beginning. She served several offices of the Order plus she received her 25 year pin in 1982. Vera enjoyed her family and close Klitzke, Gary and Tom Kampmeyer and Don West. Honorary pallbearers were Vera's circle members and volunteer workers from R.S.V.P. Interment was in Mound Cemetery, Ortonville. Vera Ruby (Dalsgaard) Johnson was born Sept. 11, 1920 at Dell Rapids, SD to parents Lauritz and Anna (Jorgensen) Dalsgaard. The family consisted of two daughters. Vera was baptized in the Lutheran faith on Sept 11, 1921, and confirmed on June 9, 1935 at Dell Rapids Lutheran Church. She received her schooling there and graduated from high school in 1937. She took a post-graduate course in bookkeeping and office management, followed by a position as office secretary in Sioux Fails, SD for three years. She was united in marriage to Maurice Johnson of Baltic, SD and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1990. To this union one son was born. Doris Richert Doris Mila Richert, 72; was an educator. Services were held May 5th, 1998 for Doris Mila Richert, a highly successful teacher from Bloomington, who was still being remembered with gratitude as recently as two days prior to her death. Doris died May 2 from cancer, heart and multiple health problems at the Masonic Home where she touched many lives. Most of her highly successful teaching career was spent in the Bloomington Elementary School System. She started with the fourth grade, but when the fourth grade curriculum required the classes to experiment with nurturing of rats she decided that the fifth grade would be a better choice. " She workad diligently as a teacher and her students were very well prepared to move on to all of the challenges of the sixth grade. She was with the Bloomington Elementary School System for 27 years and at her retirement was Assistant Principal. Doris taught at the Indian School on the Red Lake Reservation prior to her Bloomington career. She also participated in religious training at the Protestant Mission at Redby. Born in White Tail, MT, Doris graduated from high school there in 1942. She attended Pasadena Business College and worked for a time in Bakersfield, California as a secretary. She returned to Minnesota and was association of friends. She was a faithful volunteer at Northridge Nursing Home since its opening in 1977. She found pleasure in attending sporting events and loved her flower garden, crafts, traveling and dancing. Vera was admired by a wide circle of friends and relatives; she was known for her cheerful, friendly and helpful ways. Grateful for having shared her life, she will be sorrowfully missed by her family. Vera passed away Thursday, May 7, 1998 at the Ortonville Hospital reaching the age of 77 years, 7 months and 26 days. Survivors include her husband Maurice of Ortonville; a son Gary Johnson of Covington, KY; a sister Mary (Alvin) Lyng of Dell Rapids; 11 nieces and nephews,, cousins and two god children and also a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Lars&n Funeral Home of Ortonville was in charge of the arrangements. employed as a secretary for Reverend Anton Cedarholm, a radio broadcaster. She worked at Fargo, North Dakota as a Case Worker in the Cass County Welfare Office. She attended Bethel College for _ two years and then spent a year 'Theological Seminary. During this time she played on the Women's Basketball Team - two years as Captain.  The 1947 Bethel Annual listed her as "The Sharp Shooting Captain who led them in a winning season". She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. While teaching she pur'ffued her Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum Elementary Education and received the p6i graduaie honor at the University of Minnesota. Doris touched many lives for Our Lord. During several summers she went to Osage, Minnesota to teach Daily Vacation Bible School. She was a Counselor at Big Stone Camp for Christ. Doris was a trusted and faithful member of Wooddale Church and was a leader in the Pioneer Girl's Club. Unfortunately, for the last eight years. Doris suffered under some severe physical problems. She developed a nagging heart problem which contributed to a state of depression, battled cancer, suffered a broken hip and survived a severe stroke. Through all of the ups and downs of these set backs Doris knew God was giving grace. She is survived by a sister, Eloise Barenz of Stevensville, MT; a niece, Kay Lani Favastano; and a nephew, Kent Noble. Her bodywas interned in the family plot in Yellowbank. Josephine Dale Funeral services were held Saturday, May 9, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Rosen for Josephine Dale. Father Andrew Micheis officiated. Honor Groups were:St. Monica Christian Mother Society and the Bellingham American Legion Auxiliary. Honorary pallbearers were all of Josephine's grandchildren, great- grandchildren. Active pallbearers included: Ben Dale, Jim Dale, John Strei, Terry Dale, Dennis Dale and Ryan Peterson. Concluding services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Josephine Marie Unzen was born March 10, 1910 in St. Leo, to parents Chris and Rosella (Wenker) Unzen. She was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith. She was united in marriage to William Dale on June 2, 1931 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. To this union 12 children were born. After marriage they farmed until 1967. They moved to Elk River on Nov. 19, 1983. Josephine moved to the Elk River Nursing in the Fall of 1992. Death came to Josephine May 6, 1998; at the Elk River Nursing Home. she had reached the age of 88 years, one month and 26 days. She is survived by her 10 children; Rose Ann and husband Donald Strei of Elk River, Larry and wife Mavis of Watertown, SD; Darrell and wife Mag of Shakopee, William and wife Sandy of Eden Prairie, Raymond and wife Geri of Spicer, David and wife Jan of Minnetonka, Mary and husband Ray Peterson of Elk River, Kathy Dale also of Elk River, Joseph and wife Jane of Wiilmar, Ed and wife Faye of Fort Worth, TX, 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers Ted Unzen of Ghent, and Bob Unzen of Little Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William, two sons, John in childhood and Charles, sister Elizabeth, brothers; Nick, Joe, John and Tony. Summer Rec- sign-up Thursday Summer recreation is just around the comer so now is the time to look to the Community EducJRec. progrffm F6fd variety of activities for your kids. Activities being offered are: baseball, softball, arts and crafts, archery, martial arts, swimming lessons, tennis, volleyball, gymnastics, t-ball-theater, environmental projects, swim team, drawing, cartooning, track, and golf. Summer Recreation Registration begins this Thursday, May 14th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. andagain on Saturday, May 16th from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the James Knoll Elementary Gym. Summer Recreation brochures are available at the Ortonville School Ortonville's Newest Men's S tore and Sporting Goods! STOP IN...LOOK AROUND...SEE OUR FULL LINE OF TOP BRAND MEN'S CLOTHING...AND TOP OF THE LINE SPORTING GOODS. Watch next week's ad for detailed listings! llAMBBRLAIN'S SPORTING GOODS & MENSwEAR Main Street * Ortonville, MN 56278 * Phone (320) 839-3122 I Boys' track team finishes regular season at LQP The boys' track team finished the Karels picked up fLrSt place with a regular season on Friday, May 8 at the 23.3, and Paul Karels ran fifth with a Larle Valley Invitational. coring was as follows: , Ortonville 128, BDRSH 102, Canby 78, YME 61, and LQPV 25.5. The 3200 meter relay team of Matt Karels, Brandon Finke, Dan Rausch, and Jeremy Iverson placed fifh in a time of 9:22.15. Mike Lovgren ran well in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.85 to take first place. Eric Longhenry picked up first place in the 110 meter hurdles in a time of 16.01. In the 1600 meter run Terry Heirigs ran fourth in a time of 5:06, and Dan Rausch was sixth in a time of 5:12. The 400 meter relay team of Cory Kassube, Tom Inforzato, Paul Karels, and Mike Lovgren placed first with their best time of the year in 46.7. Jamie Karels ran a 53.3 to place first in the 400 meter dash. Eric Longhenry ran second with a 42.9 in the 300 IM hurdles. In the 200 meter dash Jamie time of 24.6. David Heirigs placed fifth in the 3200 meter run in 11:17.30. Brandon Finke ran fifth in the 800 meter run in a time of 2:16.58. The 1600 meter relay team of Jamie Karels, Eric Longhenry, Brandon Finke, and Mike Lovgren ran their fastest time of the year to take first in 3:38.4. In the field events: Eric Longhenry placed third in the high jump with a jump of 5'8". Paul Karels had a personal best 18' 3" in the long jump that was good for third place. Dan Rausch picked up fifth place in the triple jump with a jump of 34'9". In the pole vault Mike Schumak-r picked up first place, and Matt Karels was fourth. Grant Botker picked up third in the shot, and second in the discus. This was another good team effort. This meet had a lot of good competition with the bigger schools of Monte, and BDRSH. at their best, so others filled in and "I think that all second in this meet work. This was our of the year. Next week Conference meet on following Thursday we, Section meet in Morris. worked very hard tiffs ] ready to defend Conference Title," Eustice. Loeschke state corn Among those Odyssey Of the team was Carl of Darlene and Jim great grandson and Marie Fitzner. The winning Fergus Falls and now' the world final 27-30 at Orlando, coaches for the Zachman. 9th Grade Boys Basket qualifies for state Ononville's 9th grade boys basket- ball team traveled to Waubin Saturday, April 18 to compete in the region 8 Pacesetter's basketball tour- nament. Ortonville team members are Travis Beckman, Jordan Botker, Josh Kafka, Skip Letrud, Dan McLaughlin, Tony Mosey, Dan Rausch, Andy Ross, Mike Sandberg and Andy Simonitch. The first game against Cass Lake- Bena was close during the first half. A stiff defense, led by Rausch, helped the Trojans build the lead to 23 points in the second half as we cruised to a 51-41 win. Leading scorers for the game were Botker with 13, and Rausch and Mosey with 10 each. Ross added four assists. In the second game, the Trojans got off to a great start and lead Thief River Falls 27-11 at the half. Ononville continued to play hard and play everyone as they won by the final score of 54-46. Thief River closed the gap in the second half. The turning point of the game was posting up Ross against a smaller player and he responded by scoring six straight points. Ross scored 20 and Botker chipped in 18 to propel us to victory. In the finals, Ortonville went up against a very strong Crookston team = and came out on the short end of the score 45-38. The locals were ahead I9-13 at the half but "ran out of gas" in the second half. Ortonville played them the stronger team at "crunch time." Leading the team in scoring were Botker with 18 and Rausch with 10. In holding him to less than 10 points, Rausch played great defense on Crookston's best player who started on their varsity team this past winter. "We wish to thank all the parents and friends who were on hand to cheer us on to victory. Also, a special thanks to Dave McLaughlin's firm for sponsoring us in this tournament," said Coach Ron Thomas. The second place finish qualifies the young Trojans for the state Pacesetter Invitational Tournament in St. Cloud June 13, 1998. This is the fourth time this team has qualified for the state tournament (winning it two times). On Saturday, March 18th, the Ortonville team traveled to Marshall to compete in the Region III Pacesetters basketball tournament. After trailing 19-17 at the half, Ortonville came back strong to defeat Westbrook Walnm Grove 44-35. "The long layoff from the school sea- son showed as we really struggled shooting the ball," said Thomas. "Our leading scorers were Botker with 14 and Beckman with 10. Beckman and Ross each had 6 bonds.  "In the second game, we got off to a flying start and never looked back as we defeated Yellow Medicine East aged to short of In the third on a very strong came out on the cold-shooting first our undoing as only ten points and the half. Ortonville even in the managed to pull witi 61 were unable to  For the game, fun out strong 1 callle time lead. Poor secOP-'.- throw shooting, 1 for 4 --t ost us jE"..aee t only six baskets c '.gl...t-2 slaoame otl we came om on Even with the PZil'-"' Ortonville still Cla 2 points with less th play but WorthingtOn. three-pointed with 1-_.T._, e OIls C play. "It greatS'..JlR hol was a - ding evenly matched teanls, ,9'1 Tu The Trojans leadial May 1 Letrud with 11 while-kAli, " ages 2 down 7 rebounds and "'..ldn v assists.  of le "Again we thank i, ..6: art, ,sl larents and friends Po " ' special thanks goes out Bank for sponsoring us  a strong, quick moving, zone defense 45-35," Thomas said. "Ortonville ment. They have ate ,,, and were unable to keep making the had three players score in double fig- in six,,Pacesetter evea L outside shot. The kids played real ures-Botker with 15, Letrud with 11 Terry, said Thomas. 'lt4,h hard, but Crookston's depth made and Beckman with 10. Letrud man- .-alCi tal 18-HOLE LEAGUE TEAM 1 TEAM 2 TEAM 3 TEAM 4 TEAM 5 Aden LaCombe Roger Sandberg Wesley Strei Gerry Kunz Scott Slmonitch Ray Thompson Randy Stattelman Duane Stock Tony Raueeh Ron Athey TEAM 7 TF.AM 8 TEAM 9 TEAM 10 TEAM 11 Jim Kaercher Norm Davis Herb Streich Dennis Huilatrom Blair Johnson Brett Jacobsen Tom Gronseth Erv Mikkeison Glenn Nelson Bill Thyne TEAM 13 TEAM 14 TEAM 15 TEAM 16 TEAM 17 Dan Petersen Jerry Stattelman Bill Pansch Verden Gerber Les Iverson Marcel Bieniek Kad Duhr Tom Kindt Gordon Gloege Vic Colago TEAM 19 TEAM 20 TEAM 21 TEAM 22 TEAM 23 Robert Pflueger Virgil Sis Terry Gem Ray Seller Bob Dybvig Morde Hoffman Gary WaUdne Gary Johnson John Stolpman Doug Smith TEAM 25 TEAM 26 TEAM 27 John Drewel0w Wendell Paulaen Randy Stock Gene O'Neill Art Novak Virgil Gerber TEAMS 1 &-15 TEAMS 7 & 21 18-HOLE SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY. MAY 14. 1990 TEAMS 2 & 16 TEAMS 8 & 22 LaValle Berkner (9 or 18) 83%3055 Robert Yaerger (9 or 18) 839-2457 Sev Steen (18) 325-5401 John Mathison (9 or 18) 325-5143 Glenn Radermacher (9) 839-2649 TEAMS 3 & 17 TEAMS 4 & 18 TEAMS 9 & 23 TEAMS 10 & 24 TEAMS 14 & 27 TEAM 13-BYE SUBSTITUTE HST: Tim Scherer (9 or 18) 839-3919 Darrell Brecke - 839-2424 Steve Hoffman (9 or 18) 325-5144 Amie Anderson (9 or 18) 893-6112 Aaron Knutson (9 or 18) 839-6288 TEAMS 5 & 19 TEAMS 11 &25 Ed ToHelson (9 or 18) I l".n  (18) Bruce Swigerd (9 or Don Tiegs (9 or 18) Brock Tatge (9 only) TEAM 1 Val Rausch Morrle Howland TEAM 7 Curt Bystol Dan Nelson TEAM 13 TEAM 14 Bernie KWchberg Roger Nomea Greg Peterson Jim Collins TEAMS 1 & 22 TEAMS 7 & 16 9-1tOLE LFAGUE TEAM 2 TEAM 3 TEAM 4 Dan Welberg Mark Gem Bob Ross Sam Haugen Dan Peterssn, Jr. Brian Delage TEAM 8 TEAM 9 Jerry V/legman Tim Jurgene Brent Nelson Gordon Hippen TEAM 15 TEAM 16 Dave Lerson Jim Schmeichel TEAM 20 TEAM 21 Mark Hughes Tim Gisee Dan Oakss Mike Hynnek TEAMS 2 & 21 TEAMS 8 & 15 TEAMS Flyan Dinger Roger Bird TEAM 10 TEAM 11 Paul Slascyk Gary Dinnel Stan Nelson Brent Zahrbock TEAM 17 Dave Relffenberger Dave Elllngson Joe Radermacher Tim Swanson TEAM 22 Ed Torgerson Mike Swenson Bruce Swigerd 839-3123 Ed Tollefson 839-2352 Glenn Radermacher 839-2649 9-HOLI SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY. MAY 14. 1998 TEAMS 3 & 20 TEAMS 4 & 19 TEAMS 9 & 14 TEAMS 10 & 13 SUBSTI UST: Tim Scherer 839-3919 John Amie Anderson 839-6112 Darrell Breeke 839-2424 &aron TEAMS 5 & 18 TEAMS 11 &12 All league rounds must be played on Thursday of the scheduled week. If you play, you are responsible to find a sub. Try to tee off between 4:00 and 6:00 with different teams eadt week if poesible. FULL SCHEDULES ARE AVAILABLE AT i Page 8  INDEPENDENT