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Obituaries Herbert Levi Reese Funeral services for Herbert Reese of Hancock were held Saturday, May l 0, 2003 at West Zion Lutheran Church, rural Hancock. Reverend Ralph J. Peterson officiated. Burial was at West Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Herbert Levi Reese was born Sept. 27, 1921 on a farm in Pope County. He was he oldest of nine children born to Levi and Sena Reese. Herb attended country school in Hoff Township and graduated from Hancock High School in 1939. Following graduation, Herb enlisted in the United States Navy and completed coursework as a radio operator at the U.S. Naval Training Center at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. During WWII, he was stationed at Plymouth, England, and traveled twice to the Philippines as ship's company petty officer 1st class on the troop transport the Admiral Hugh Rodmann. After his discharge in 1945, Herb returned o the Hancock area, eventually taking over the management of the family farm and expanding the grain and livestock operation with his brother, Eldon. Herb was united in marriage to Myra Sylvia Sundheim on Feb. 24,1962, at West Zion Lutheran Church, and he became a father when children Lisa, Randal, and Michael were born. During their 40 years of marriage, Herb and Myra made their home near the shores of Lake Emily, rural Hancock. Herbert served his community as a member of several boards including the Cyrus Farmers' Elevator Board (1962 - 1966), the Hancock School Board (1972 - 1993), and the Walden Township Board 1956 to present). He served as church council president, secretary, and treasure, and he enjoyed his time as delegate to several church conference and synod assemblies. He was an active Pope County 4-H dad, and was honored when the family was selected as farm family of the year by the extension service. In his leisure time, Herb enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling to such places as Alaska, Banff, Jasper, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, the Badlands, and Duluth with his family during several different trips. Recently, Herb most enjoyed traveling around the farm with his grandchildren in his golf cart. Herb died Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at the Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, having lived to reach the age of 81 years. Herbert is survived by his children: Lisa (Glenn) Berdan of Ortonville, Randal (Lynn) Reese of Hancock, and Michael Reese of Hancock; brothers: Deane (Ramona) Reese of Brooklyn Center, Ken (Alice) Reese of Hancock, Roger (Betty) Reese of Alexandria; grandchildren: Keven, Daniel and Katelyn Berdan of Ortonville, Dylan, Alison, Tyler, Cole and Conner of Hancock; brothers-in- law: Rev. Marlyn (lldiko) Sundheim of New London, Stephen (Vicki) Sundheim of Starbuck and Ronald (Lu) Sundheim of New London; sisters-in-law: Elayne (Ken) Knutson of Fridley, Rina Reese of Lakeside, CA and Karen Reese of Crystal; and several nieces and nephews. Herbert is preceded in death by his wife: Myra; parents: Levi and Sena; brothers: Eldon, Warren, Frank and Roy; and sister: Betty Jansen. Serving as pallbearers for the service were Curtis Reese, Doug Nelson, Tony Jensen, Greg Reese, Corey Sundheim, Joshua Sundheim, Jason Reese, Chris Reese, Kevin Reese, Daniel Reese and Eric Sundheim. Honorary pallbearers were Ken Reese, Dearie Reese, Roger Reese, Marlyn Sundheim, Stephen Sundheim and Ronald Sundheim. Carol Naig served as organist for the service with Gary and Elna Smith providing special music. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris was in charge of the arrangements. Open house for Lillian Streich's 80th An open house will be held in rooms from 5 to 9 p.m. honor of Mrs: Elden (Lillian) Streich Everyone is welcome. No gifts on her 80th birthday on Saturday, please. May 24 at the Bellingham Auxiliary County HRA, Extension now ,n former R.D.Schreiner bldg Big Stone County's Extension offices and Housing and Redevelopment Authority are now in new locations, both in the former Schreiner Law Office building at 11 SE 2nd Street in Ortonville. The location is just north of Dr. Winther's Dentist offices and across the street from the Courthouse. ********* The new address for the Extension is: Big Stone County Extension Office, 11 SE 2nd St, Ortonville, MN 56278. The telephone numbers remain the same. They are 1.800.279.2518 and 320.839.2518. The FAX number is 320.839.3571. "Our hours will remain the same also, 8:00 am to 4:30 pro." said Big Stone County Extension Director John Cunningham. "We are very excited about the move," Cunningham said. "We have been in a rather cramped space for a while and we expect that our new office space will allow us to more efficiently and effectively serve the citizens of the area. We invite the public to stop in and visit our new offices. We hope to be settled in a week or so," Cunningham added. "We have received a great deal of support from the County Board of Commissioners and our County co- workers as we have made this move. I thank all of those who assisted us in any way," Cunningham said. Jk******** BSLA Chamber of Commerce honors National Tourism Week " :g " Ortonville's Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses attended a special one day assembly on May 3. The theme for the special day was based on 1 Timothy 6:18 - Be Rich in Fine Works. Over 1,100 in attendance were encouraged to consider what it means to be rich from God's standpoint. Anthony Griffin, a representative from the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society, Patterson, New York emphasized Christian responsibility toward family and preaching. He discussed the need for families to worship together, for parents to know their children well, and to address the .needs of their children. Such efforts to strengthen family bonds are well rewarded. Griffin also stressed the importance of Christians showing concern for people by sharing with them Bible principles that will help with family problems and social concerns. The program highlighted how focusing on spiritual riches brings true happiness and helps us succeed during stressful times. Related topics are regularly discussed at the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, these meetings are open ' Volunteers will be handing out amenities that local residents enjoy. Minnesota Explorer magazines today, Tax revenues generated by tourism May 13, in honor of National Tourism help pay for roads, airports, schools, Week, which runs from May 10-18. libraries and parks. Tourism is a $9.8 billion dollar Lack of snow and economic slow ! , industry in Minnesota, supporting down recently has presented a chal- over 135.000 jobs. It also generates lenge for many tourism related busi- $1.1 billion in state and local taxes, nesses, but most are optimistic about O; 80 il Tourism not only supports hotels, this summer and the future. (// ! ,, 1 resorts and campgrounds, but also Big Stone Lake Area s Chamber of ,.1/ restaraunts, shops, service stations, Commerce has distributed table tents museums and other attractions, to businesses, which will be displayed  -- 01Veterar Additionally, tourism revenues on counters, tables and in motel l^"la Nat benefit a wide range of other busi- rooms, and welcome visitors to the Matilda gossen rle'tl0n'Yille nesses, inclding printing, construe- Big Stone Lake Area. ute of th( Survivors lnclud Celebratio manytin" fOOdmore.processing, hospitals and all The Chamber of Commerce inviteSMinnesotans to pick up the "TiFuneralllie" Fossen, 93serviCeSof Beardsleyfr Matildawere FraC0,--'est KI. Income from tourism helps to sup- Explorer this week, andplanavaca- held Wednesday, at St. Mary's Robert(AnitaiFosS_eal'cne.lar port local gift shops, historical sites, tion in their home state. Catholic Church in Beardsley. one sister Lillian 1';.  de art galleries and other community Celebrant was Fr. Jack Nordick Vall, ster'i-itr'13. with Janet Kellen serving as organist SimofFrance; o and and Florence Holker serving as song Will"'son l?ratix Local congregahon attends assembly leader, grandchildren; 27 g_ Unte, , cedlm. ";" cltie, rre ; i ,d00l00yse, T have Pallbearers were Jeremy, Kyle and Kurt Fossen, Ed Holker, Steve Mord and Doug Sykora. Interment was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Beardsley. Catherine Matilda (Simon) Fossen was born April 4, 1910 at Beardsley to parents John P. and Theresa (Schwagel) Simon. She grew up in Beardsley and married Orleen Fossen on Nov. 22, 1937 at Beardsley. The couple farmed in Beardsley. one great-great nieces and ne Tillie was parents; husbaW brothers, Herman, and Charles; two Juelich and Helen sister and brother; children. The Larson Graceville, was arrangements. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING DUSTY IS READY TO WHEEL AND DEAL "'Come in and make an offer!" Dusty owner !! MOTO Hwy. 75 Ortonville, Bus. 320-839-3333 Res. 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS Van V6, air, tilt, cruise, power windows, locks & seats, leather interior 62,104 miles, gray $12,900 2000 Buick Regal LS Auto, 3800 V6, 4 door, air, tilt, cruise, power windows, locks & seat, leather interior, CD, chrome wheels, silver $8,995 2000 Buick Park Avenue Auto, 4 door, V6, air, tilt, cruise, power windows, locks & dual heated seat, leather interior, 38,906 miles, tan $14,900 2000 Cadillac Seville STS Auto, 4 door, air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, dual heated seats, leather interior, BOSE stereo, CD/cassette, 70,288 mi, chrome wheels $16,900 2000 Chew Impala LS Auto, 4 door, 3800 V6, air, tilt, cruise, power windows, locks & heated power seats, leather interior, CD/cassette, 68,956 miles $10,900 2000 Pontiac Grand Auto, 2 door, air, tilt, cruise, power windowS sunroof, CD, $9,995 2000 Buick LeSabre Auto, 3800 V6, 4 dr, air, tilt, interior, dual heat controls, $10,700 '99 Pontiac Grand Am GT Auto, 4 door, V6, air, tilt, cruise, p0wer windows, locks, seat & sunroof, '99 Pontiac Grand Am SE Auto, V6, air, tilt, cruise, power windows & locks, CD, 58,000 miles, aluminum wheels, red '98 Chevy Cavalier Z24 Auto, 2 door, 4 cyl, air, tilt, cruise, power windows, locks & sunroof, 80,150 miles, local trade, white $4,500 '97 Chevy Monte Auto, 2 door, air, tilt, crume 90,000 miles, power $4,900 Page 12  INDEPENDENT Obituaries Herbert Levi Reese Funeral services for Herbert Reese of Hancock were held Saturday, May l 0, 2003 at West Zion Lutheran Church, rural Hancock. Reverend Ralph J. Peterson officiated. Burial was at West Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Herbert Levi Reese was born Sept. 27, 1921 on a farm in Pope County. He was he oldest of nine children born to Levi and Sena Reese. Herb attended country school in Hoff Township and graduated from Hancock High School in 1939. Following graduation, Herb enlisted in the United States Navy and completed coursework as a radio operator at the U.S. Naval Training Center at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. During WWII, he was stationed at Plymouth, England, and traveled twice to the Philippines as ship's company petty officer 1st class on the troop transport the Admiral Hugh Rodmann. After his discharge in 1945, Herb returned o the Hancock area, eventually taking over the management of the family farm and expanding the grain and livestock operation with his brother, Eldon. Herb was united in marriage to Myra Sylvia Sundheim on Feb. 24,1962, at West Zion Lutheran Church, and he became a father when children Lisa, Randal, and Michael were born. During their 40 years of marriage, Herb and Myra made their home near the shores of Lake Emily, rural Hancock. Herbert served his community as a member of several boards including the Cyrus Farmers' Elevator Board (1962 - 1966), the Hancock School Board (1972 - 1993), and the Walden Township Board 1956 to present). He served as church council president, secretary, and treasure, and he enjoyed his time as delegate to several church conference and synod assemblies. He was an active Pope County 4-H dad, and was honored when the family was selected as farm family of the year by the extension service. In his leisure time, Herb enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling to such places as Alaska, Banff, Jasper, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, the Badlands, and Duluth with his family during several different trips. Recently, Herb most enjoyed traveling around the farm with his grandchildren in his golf cart. Herb died Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at the Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris, having lived to reach the age of 81 years. Herbert is survived by his children: Lisa (Glenn) Berdan of Ortonville, Randal (Lynn) Reese of Hancock, and Michael Reese of Hancock; brothers: Deane (Ramona) Reese of Brooklyn Center, Ken (Alice) Reese of Hancock, Roger (Betty) Reese of Alexandria; grandchildren: Keven, Daniel and Katelyn Berdan of Ortonville, Dylan, Alison, Tyler, Cole and Conner of Hancock; brothers-in- law: Rev. Marlyn (lldiko) Sundheim of New London, Stephen (Vicki) Sundheim of Starbuck and Ronald (Lu) Sundheim of New London; sisters-in-law: Elayne (Ken) Knutson of Fridley, Rina Reese of Lakeside, CA and Karen Reese of Crystal; and several nieces and nephews. Herbert is preceded in death by his wife: Myra; parents: Levi and Sena; brothers: Eldon, Warren, Frank and Roy; and sister: Betty Jansen. Serving as pallbearers for the service were Curtis Reese, Doug Nelson, Tony Jensen, Greg Reese, Corey Sundheim, Joshua Sundheim, Jason Reese, Chris Reese, Kevin Reese, Daniel Reese and Eric Sundheim. Honorary pallbearers were Ken Reese, Dearie Reese, Roger Reese, Marlyn Sundheim, Stephen Sundheim and Ronald Sundheim. Carol Naig served as organist for the service with Gary and Elna Smith providing special music. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris was in charge of the arrangements. Open house for Lillian Streich's 80th An open house will be held in rooms from 5 to 9 p.m. honor of Mrs: Elden (Lillian) Streich Everyone is welcome. No gifts on her 80th birthday on Saturday, please. May 24 at the Bellingham Auxiliary County HRA, Extension now ,n former R.D.Schreiner bldg Big Stone County's Extension offices and Housing and Redevelopment Authority are now in new locations, both in the former Schreiner Law Office building at 11 SE 2nd Street in Ortonville. The location is just north of Dr. Winther's Dentist offices and across the street from the Courthouse. ********* The new address for the Extension is: Big Stone County Extension Office, 11 SE 2nd St, Ortonville, MN 56278. The telephone numbers remain the same. They are 1.800.279.2518 and 320.839.2518. The FAX number is 320.839.3571. "Our hours will remain the same also, 8:00 am to 4:30 pro." said Big Stone County Extension Director John Cunningham. "We are very excited about the move," Cunningham said. "We have been in a rather cramped space for a while and we expect that our new office space will allow us to more efficiently and effectively serve the citizens of the area. We invite the public to stop in and visit our new offices. We hope to be settled in a week or so," Cunningham added. "We have received a great deal of support from the County Board of Commissioners and our County co- workers as we have made this move. I thank all of those who assisted us in any way," Cunningham said. Jk******** BSLA Chamber of Commerce honors National Tourism Week " :g " Ortonville's Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses attended a special one day assembly on May 3. The theme for the special day was based on 1 Timothy 6:18 - Be Rich in Fine Works. Over 1,100 in attendance were encouraged to consider what it means to be rich from God's standpoint. Anthony Griffin, a representative from the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society, Patterson, New York emphasized Christian responsibility toward family and preaching. He discussed the need for families to worship together, for parents to know their children well, and to address the .needs of their children. Such efforts to strengthen family bonds are well rewarded. Griffin also stressed the importance of Christians showing concern for people by sharing with them Bible principles that will help with family problems and social concerns. The program highlighted how focusing on spiritual riches brings true happiness and helps us succeed during stressful times. Related topics are regularly discussed at the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, these meetings are open ' Volunteers will be handing out amenities that local residents enjoy. Minnesota Explorer magazines today, Tax revenues generated by tourism May 13, in honor of National Tourism help pay for roads, airports, schools, Week, which runs from May 10-18. libraries and parks. Tourism is a $9.8 billion dollar Lack of snow and economic slow ! , industry in Minnesota, supporting down recently has presented a chal- over 135.000 jobs. It also generates lenge for many tourism related busi- $1.1 billion in state and local taxes, nesses, but most are optimistic about O; 80 il Tourism not only supports hotels, this summer and the future. (// ! ,, 1 resorts and campgrounds, but also Big Stone Lake Area s Chamber of ,.1/ restaraunts, shops, service stations, Commerce has distributed table tents museums and other attractions, to businesses, which will be displayed  -- 01Veterar Additionally, tourism revenues on counters, tables and in motel l^"la Nat benefit a wide range of other busi- rooms, and welcome visitors to the Matilda gossen rle'tl0n'Yille nesses, inclding printing, construe- Big Stone Lake Area. ute of th( Survivors lnclud Celebratio manytin" fOOdmore.processing, hospitals and all The Chamber of Commerce inviteSMinnesotans to pick up the "TiFuneralllie" Fossen, 93serviCeSof Beardsleyfr Matildawere FraC0,--'est KI. Income from tourism helps to sup- Explorer this week, andplanavaca- held Wednesday, at St. Mary's Robert(AnitaiFosS_eal'cne.lar port local gift shops, historical sites, tion in their home state. Catholic Church in Beardsley. one sister Lillian 1';.  de art galleries and other community Celebrant was Fr. Jack Nordick Vall, ster'i-itr'13. with Janet Kellen serving as organist SimofFrance; o and and Florence Holker serving as song Will"'son l?ratix Local congregahon attends assembly leader, grandchildren; 27 g_ Unte, , cedlm. ";" cltie, rre ; i ,d00l00yse, T have Pallbearers were Jeremy, Kyle and Kurt Fossen, Ed Holker, Steve Mord and Doug Sykora. Interment was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Beardsley. Catherine Matilda (Simon) Fossen was born April 4, 1910 at Beardsley to parents John P. and Theresa (Schwagel) Simon. She grew up in Beardsley and married Orleen Fossen on Nov. 22, 1937 at Beardsley. The couple farmed in Beardsley. one great-great nieces and ne Tillie was parents; husbaW brothers, Herman, and Charles; two Juelich and Helen sister and brother; children. The Larson Graceville, was arrangements. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING DUSTY IS READY TO WHEEL AND DEAL "'Come in and make an offer!" Dusty owner !! MOTO Hwy. 75 Ortonville, Bus. 320-839-3333 Res. 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS Van V6, air, tilt, cruise, power windows, locks & seats, leather interior 62,104 miles, gray $12,900 2000 Buick Regal LS Auto, 3800 V6, 4 door, air, tilt, cruise, power windows, locks & seat, leather interior, CD, chrome wheels, silver $8,995 2000 Buick Park Avenue Auto, 4 door, V6, air, tilt, cruise, power windows, locks & dual heated seat, leather interior, 38,906 miles, tan $14,900 2000 Cadillac Seville STS Auto, 4 door, air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, dual heated seats, leather interior, BOSE stereo, CD/cassette, 70,288 mi, chrome wheels $16,900 2000 Chew Impala LS Auto, 4 door, 3800 V6, air, tilt, cruise, power windows, locks & heated power seats, leather interior, CD/cassette, 68,956 miles $10,900 2000 Pontiac Grand Auto, 2 door, air, tilt, cruise, power windowS sunroof, CD, $9,995 2000 Buick LeSabre Auto, 3800 V6, 4 dr, air, tilt, interior, dual heat controls, $10,700 '99 Pontiac Grand Am GT Auto, 4 door, V6, air, tilt, cruise, p0wer windows, locks, seat & sunroof, '99 Pontiac Grand Am SE Auto, V6, air, tilt, cruise, power windows & locks, CD, 58,000 miles, aluminum wheels, red '98 Chevy Cavalier Z24 Auto, 2 door, 4 cyl, air, tilt, cruise, power windows, locks & sunroof, 80,150 miles, local trade, white $4,500 '97 Chevy Monte Auto, 2 door, air, tilt, crume 90,000 miles, power $4,900 Page 12  INDEPENDENT