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I Obituaries Donald "Don" J. Hinneberg Donald "Don" J. Hinneberg, 85, of Park Rapids, died on Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Essentia Health Care Center in Fargo, ND. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. Rev. Stephen Norby officiated. Roz Pederson was the organist and Brenda Carpenter was the soloist singing "On Eagles Wings ." Congregational Hymns were "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace," and "The Old Rugged Cross." Honorary Casketbearers were the members of the Park Rapids Lions Club. Active Casketbearers were Carl Oswood, Bill Oswood, Bruce Lowry, Chad Holtquist, Jesse Holtquist and Chad Kashmark. Interment was held at the Bethel Lutheran Cemetery near Dorset. Donald was born on March 3, 1926 in Madison, the son of Edmund and Emma (Sumner) Hinneberg. He grew up in the Madison-Ortonville area attending the Ortonville Schools, graduating in 1944. He lived and farmed in the Ortonville area. He drove truck hauling livestock and drove school bus. He was united in marriage to Margaret C. Oswood on April 6, 1962 in Ortonville. In 1968 he began working for the Farmers Union in Ortonville. In 1976 Don accepted the manager's position at the Cenex Co-Op Service Station on south Main Street in Park Rapids. Don retired in 1988 and has resided in Park Rapids since. He was a longtime active member of the Park Rapids Lions Club. He was also an involved member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids, where he was considered a head usher. For over 20 years Don has served on the Bethel Lutheran Cemetery Board, where he was currently serving as the cemetery sexton, and prior to this serving 10 years as the cemetery caretaker. Don will be remembered for his great sense of humor and the ways in which he could make people laugh. Don loved to go fishing, winter and summer. He enjoyed hunting and traveling. He loved his kids and grandkids and always enjoyed spending time with them and watching their sporting events. He relished the time spent with the extended families of in-laws, nieces and nephews. He is survived by his four daughters-Paula (Darold) Bailey of Odessa; Margo (Randy) Mueller of Maple Grove; Dawn (John) Vaadeland of Park Rapids; Sarah Hinneberg of Park Rapids; Five grandchildren-Chad Holtquist, Jesse Holtquist, Kevin Vaadeland, Olivia Vaadeland, and Chad Kashmark. Seven great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews. His sister-in-law-Shirley Heffernan and brother-in-law-Bernie Oswood. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife-Margaret, and brother and sister in laws. Friends may leave on line condolences at ceasefuneralhome .com. Arrangements were handled by the Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids. Jason Giessinger Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of Jason Giessinger, age 30 of Milbank who died May 16. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 20 at 3 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank. Father Gary DeRochey officiated and burial was in the St. Lawrence Cemetery. Music was provided by the St. Lawrence Funeral Choir.. Honorary bearers were the Backdoor softball team, the Milbank Volhnteer Fire Department, and the POET employees. Casket bearers were Jon Christensen, Matt Wellnitz, Dustin Boerger, Jason Wellnitz, Chuck Mettler, and Ben Forrette. Jason Michael Giessinger was born Nov. 23, 1980, in Milbank, SD. He was the son of Kenneth and Barbara (Mogard) Giessinger. Jason attended school in Milbank and graduated from Milbank High School in 1999. He attended and graduated in 2001 from Mitchell Tech. He was a construction worker for Randy Doctker and Jim Ward. Jason was united in marriage with Ashley Ammon on July 6, 2007, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Jason worked at Ron's Equipment Painting. In October of 2009, Jason began working for POET. He was a member of the Milbank Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed playing softball with the Backdoor Team as well as a co-ed team. He enjoyed wrrking on cars, going to the races, and competing in the burn out competition at Farley Fest. Jason enjoyed playing paintball and fishing with his grandpa and dad. He especially will be remembered as a wonderful and loving father to his daughter, Alexia. Jason is survived by his wife, Ashley and daughter, Alexia of Milbank, SD; his father and step- mother: Ken and Carolyn Giessinger of Milbank, SD; one sister: Nicole and husband Chuck Mettler of Watertown, SD; two step-brothers: Daniel Mount and Skyler Mount, both of Milbank, SD; his maternal grandmother: Audrey Mogard of Milbank, SD; his father and mother-in-law: David and Sheri Forrette of Milbank, SD; two sisters-in-law: Brittney and husband Nathan Granquist of Milbank, SD; Leilani and husband Damien Pavlik of North Las Vegas, NV; two brothers-in- law: Ben Forrette of Milbank, SD; Jonas and wife Jess|ca Phoenix of Prescott Valley, AZ; six nieces and four nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, paternal grandparents, and maternal grandfather. Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank was in charge of the arrangements for Jason Giessinger. To send an electronic condolence visit Beryl Gloege-Arneson Funeral services for Beryl Gloege were held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Bellingham. Burial will be in the Bellingham Cemetery. Beryl Estella Cronen-Gloege Arneson was born on June 2, 1928 on a farm in Artichoke Township, Big Stone County to Boyd and Estella (Olson) Cronen. Beryl graduated from Odessa High School in May of 1946. After graduation, Beryl was employed at the JC Penny store in Ortonville. She met Clayton Gloege of Bellingham. They were married on July 28, 1947 at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville. They made their home two miles north of Bellingham on a farm. During the early years of their marriage, Beryl was a housewife. As time passed, she worked at the canning factory in Ortonville, House of Quam Dress Shop of Madison and her last and favorite job was school bus driving. Beryl drove school bus for the Bellingham School District for almost 20 years. She enjoyed dancing, bowling, playing softball, gardening, playing bingo and traveling. Beryl is survived by her daughter Sandra Gloege and husband Lynn Bur| of LakeviUe; son Michael and his wife Pat of Bellingham, daughter Cozzette O'Neill of Apple Valley; precious grandchildren: Jordan Bur| of Apple Valley, Joshua O'Neill of Bloomington, Jacob O'Neill of Farmington, Lee (Christie) Gloege of Bellingham; K.C. (Kirsten) Gloege of Bellingham and the very special granddaughter Kalyn Gloege of Bellingham; great-grandchildren: Lexi and Chole Gloege of Bellingham; sisters: Donna (Marius) Wohlers of Madison, W1 and Della Elg of Comtrey. Beryl was preceded in death by her husbands, Clayton Gloege in October of 2010 and Mads Arneson in September of 1994; parents Boyd and Stella Cronen; brothers: James Cronen of Tacoma, WA, Conley, Lowell, and Buddy Cronen, all of Bend, OR, and Robert Cronen of Clinton, and sister Jannett Wachter of Bend, OR. Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville was in charge of arrangements for Beryl Gloege Arneson. To send condolences to the family, on-line, visit our website at Mothers are Special People. Blessed be her Memory. Maqrice R. "Pat" Berdan Maurice R. "Pat" Berdan (retired Commander US Navy Civil Engineer Corps) of Wellesley, MA, passed away May 18, 2011, after a short illness. Pat was born Jan. 29, 1930 to parents Almo and Esther (Hanson) Berdan of rural Ortonville. Pat graduated from Ortonville High School in 1948 and then attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, graduating in 1954. After graduation, Pat spent almost three years on sea duty before attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and transferred to the Civil 'Engineer Corps (CEC). Duty assignments in the CEC took Pat and his family to Hawaii, Florida, Virginia, Louisiana, and Annapolis, Maryland, where he was the Assistant Public Works Officer. Pat had an unaccompanied tour in Danang, SVN in the late 1960's. Pat also attended the University of Rochester where he earned an MBA. Upon retirement from the Navy in 1975, Pat was appointed Director of Public Works for the town of Wellesley, MA. Pat's design, construction and implementation of an award winning recycling facility was highly regarded and served as a model for many other municipalities within North America. Pat retired from the Director's position in 1996. He enjoyed spending time with his family, restoring old furniture, and navigating the internet. Pat is survived by his wife, Janee Gay (Grosenick) Berdan of Wellesley; daughters Merilee and husband Charles Whalen of Alpharetta, GA, and Lisa G. Berdan of Durham, NC; granddaughters Krista and Carolyn Whalen; sister Doreen Helton of Mesa, AZ; nieces and nephews Julie Hippie, Charles Berdan, Jocelyn Schowalter, Glenn Berdan, Gary Berdan, and J.D. Sale. Pat was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Everard and Wayne. Pat's remains will be buried at Arlington National Cemetary at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Pat's memory to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 111 Rocky|lie Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850. Jasminia (Jasmin) Udasco Colago Jasminia (Jasmin) Udasco Colago, 80, Browns Valley, died March 9, 2011 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo. The Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 28 at the Church of St. Anthony in Browns Valley, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will occur after the service. Jasminia (Jasmin) U. Colago was born on March 1, 1931 in Central Luzon, the Philippines. She grew up and attended school in the Cavite City area after which she graduated from Santa Tomas University in Luzon. Jasminia (Jasmin) Udasco and Dr. Victor M. Colago were married on May 17, 1956 in the Philippines. They moved to Minneapolis where Jasminia continued her studies at St. Mar3's Hospital and she worked in research at the War Memorial Blood Bank. They then moved to Winnipeg where they lived for three and a half years. While in Winnipeg Jasminia continued her research .work and was published in 'both Winnipeg and Minneapolis. They moved to Browns Valley in 1966 where they lived and continued their work. Dr. Colago preceded Jasminia in death on Feb. 28, 2010. She is survived by her children, Armina (David) Colago-Spindler, Browns Valley, SD, Roland (Butch) (Linnea) Russell Colago, Anoka, and Douglas (Doug) John Colago, Browns Valley; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren. In llll IN MEMORIAM In memory of Erna Adelman May 2011 It's been 20 years when God called you Home to Heaven to be with Jesus His Son, the early morning of May 30, 1991. We love you and miss you dearly, with loving thoughts in our hearts daily. You raised us with wonderful caring memories which we cherish with pride. You are always with us in spirit by our side. We love' you Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother Erna. Sadly missed 19-1" by your families ,n0ependent,0s 0et Notice0 II (You're reading this one aren't you?) , RECEIVING A FIRST PLACE BLUE RIBBON at the Birch Coulee Craftsman Fair at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (BBE) High School last week is senior Joe Kellen. Kellen is shown above with a table he made during Mr. Wayne Knudson's Furniture Class. Grant County Veterans Memorial dedication May 30 A dedication of the Grant County Veterans Memorial will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 at I p.m. in Milbank, SD across from the Milbank City Offices and adjacent to the Milbank City Cemetery. Master of Ceremonies will be South Dakota Legislator Val Rausch  of Big Stone City, SD. Gene Vostad, a Vietnam Veteran and retired full Colonel, will be the guest speaker. Participants in the event will be the Big Stone American Legion Post 229, Milbank Birch-Miller Post 9, Stockholm-Strandburg Post 171 and the Grant County VFW Post 3486 along with Auxiliary Members. Phase I of the Grant County Veterans Memorial has been complet- ed and Phase II of the project is in progress and hopes to be completed later this year. People will be able to make dona- tions to the memorial in dedication of living and deceased veterans. The public is invited to attend and are asked to bring lawn chairs for the dedication. Pictured above is the Grant County Veterans Memorial and at the right is a granite block with a memorial at the entrance to the Wayne Johnson, former Flying Tiger writes his Memoirs: Whitey From Farm Kid to Flying Tiger to Attorney He got the nickname "Whitey" in the service because of his very light hair. It is a story of his growing up on a tenant farm during the Great Depression, (Wayne was born in Artichoke Township, east of Ortonville), his experience as a fighter pilot with the famed Flying 7'gers in China in WWII, his career as an attorney, setting a record as the longest serving city attorney in the U.S. A copy of the back cover given below gives the publishers brief description of the story. WAYNE WILL GIVE A TALK ABOUT f||S EXPERIENCES, HAVE A BOOK SIGNING A.NI) AUTOGRAPH BOOKS FOR THOSE iNTERESTED iN BUYING ON May 28 th at the BI(:; STONE CITY LEGION HALL fror L[A.:t....P..[h..t==,e...E..b_.9_k.jrAg is the sto( era small town boy who did great, Is a fascinating and riveting  0i:yl e ]i:f 1: of Noragian immigrant truants, o grew up on teumt fanm in ruai Minnesota during the Great resion. Fie descs in graphic detai| the harsh conditions under which the family Hvcd 1 urvivd. We  ere poe but didn t know t. Wth commendable honesty, Johnson's story illminates the indiscretions of youth against the Wayne Whttey Johnson enlisted in the Air Corps on 8 December, 1941, the day after the Japmtese attack on Pearl Ilarbor. Trained as a fighter pilot in the P-40 Warhawk and the P-51 Mustang, Wayne was sent to China to join the famed Flying Tigr, srving at air bases surrounded by Japanese troops less than 50 miles tway. He relates the grim realities ofwarwith startling realism, ally portraying the triumphs and tragedies andljoys and sorrows ofyoungmen at war. In one memorable mission. Whitey flew with a flight of 16 P-5 Is on the first fighter strike on Japanese Airdromes near Shanghai, destying 97/::p without loss of m! Americans. (it inhis P. ,astang of the F/ying Tgers , Black Lightning adron) Alter the war, he attended North Dakota State, University of Minnesota mad the William Mitchell College of Law and became a slessfui attom with many honors, setting a record as the longest serving City Attorney inthe United States, serving two cities for over 50 ye. Continu hls avion activities, he was ed Mr. Aviation of Minnesota in 1968, In 21 bewas inducted into the ofFamei The Silver Bay, Minne ai:was rmtied ,an:honor :liv ;, his mid eighties. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 00INDEPENDENT Page 13