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Ditlefsen. Honorary pallbearers were members of Mona's class from Luther Seminary. Julene Amborn served as organist for the service with Cheryl Matthews and Alan Saugstad providing special music. Pedersen Funeral in Morris was in charge of the arrangements. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY Marlin Nelson rites Saturday Zahrbock funeral home of Madison announces the death of 66- year-old Marlin Nelson, who passed away at the Madison Lutheran Home. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, June 7 at the Zahrbock funeral home. Rev. John Graves will officiate- with interment in Augusta Cemetery in Marietta. visitation. Friends may before the funeral home. Mr. Nelson is , children: one sister, Phylli brother, Nieland A complete next week. CLASSIFIED QUICK TROJAN SOFTBALL PLAYERS ended their season last week. The 2003 Girls' Softball Team is pictured above. In back, (I-r): Coach Myron Mueller, Amy Smith, Kristin Barr, Heather Dahlgren, Liz Bakkelund, Heidi Franzky and Assistant Coach Kylene Nelson. Middle (I-r): Amanda Erickson, Alyssa Adelman, Stephanie Schuelke, Julia Nelson and Lindsey Swenson. Front Row: Megan Strei, Amanda Arndt and Alexis Danielson. Obituaries Leo Neubauer Funeral Services for Leo Neubauer, 74, of Odessa, were held Monday June 2nd, 2003 at St. John's Catholic Church in Otonville with Father Robert Goblirsch officiating. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Leo's nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers were Justin Moan, Chris Teske, Curtis Neubauer, Terry Neubauer, Bruce Neubauer, Sam Neubauer, and Paul Neubauer. Interment was at Odessa EUB Cemetery. I,eo Joseph Neubauer was born on June 22, 1928 at the home farm, near l)oran, to parents Henry and Eunice (Schermerhorn) Neubauer. He was baptized at St. Olaf Catholic Church at Fairmont, N.D. and was confirmed at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Breckenridge. Leo spent most o his childho years on the family farm, near "he Fairmont, Doran area. He was active in 4-H, and enjoyed working with his cattle projects. 1 te was united in marriage on Jan. 7th, 1952, to Marilyn Josephine Leinen at St. Mary's Catholic Church ira Breckenridge. They started their journey together by traveling to Casper, WY. They made their home there for 20 years. Leo found employment as an accountant for Sisman Electric and later for Pauer Electrinc Company located in Casper WY. In 1973 Leo and Marilyn moved back to Minnesota and purchased a small family farm near Odessa where they lived out the balance of their lives. Leo loved the outdoors and sharing his rural background. He especially loved fishing, gardening, hunting, and wood craftsmanship (many of his projects remain to be enjoyed and passed on through the generations). Although Leo faced many trials in life, he inspired all of his family and friends with his fighting spirit and unending faita and love of life. As hard as it is to say goodbye to this tower of strength and love in our lives, we prayed for mercy and it came. Heaven is his home. Survivors include six children, Frank (Rose) Neubauer of Sartell, Christine (Dan) Carpenter of Gillette, WY, Cindy (Lon) Moan of Odessa, Joe (Tammy) Neubauer of Odessa, Liz (Pat) Sorenson of Louisburg, and Michelle (Reyes) Zepeda of Odessa, seven sisters, Florence McAlister of .... Rehville; Katherine. (Ry) Stroh of Sahara, CA, Rosella (Herb) Mohs of Minot, ND, JoAnn Church of ttalstad, ND, Henrietta Mann of Campbell, Elaine (Pete) Fredrichs of Shurburn, and Eunice (David) Leinen of Sundance, WY, two brothers, Lawerence (Audrey) Neubauer of Casper, WY and Henry Neubauer of Casper, WY, 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mona Jean Gausman Funeral services for Mona Jean Gausman of Alberta were held Friday, May 30, 2003 at .: Our Savior's i .' .... .: .:ii Lutheranin Chokio.Church '; i " Bishop Paul :,. .............. !i! Ranum, Pastor i and Pastor Bob .... A m u n d s o n ii!!)iiii ..... : officiated at the :+: : service. Burial will be at Eidskog Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ortonville. Reverend Mona Jean Emilie Zahrbock Gausman, 53, of Alberta, passed away on May 26, 2003 at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mona Zahrbock was born Nov. 13, 1949 in Ortonville to Elmer and Ella (Thompson) Zahrbock. She was baptized at Eidskog Lutheran Church, rural Ortonville and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio. Mona attended Chokio elementary and high schools and Moorhead State University. Mona was united in marriage to Phillip Gausman on Sept. 14, 1970 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio. The couple resided in Idaho Falls, ID and San Diego, CA. Mona was employed as a substitute teacher and worked as a ward clerk. The couple moved back to the Alberta area after Phillip's discharge from the Navy. Mona entered Luther Seminary in the fall of 1997. She interned at Peace/Erdahl/Grue Lutheran Churches in Ashby from 1999 to 2000. Mona graduated with a Masters of Divinity Degree in May 2001 and was ordained into the ELCA in November 2001. Mona accepted a call to Eidskog Lutheran Church, rural Ortonville, the parish in which she was baptized as a child and where she served as a minister until the time of her death. Mona enjoyed living at her lake home, canoeing and watching sunsets. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, baking cookies or reading stories. Mona was an avid reader and especially enjoyed history. She was a great conversationalist, always welcoming her guests with a smile. The highlights of her life included a trip to Israel, her vast collection of Holstein cow memorabilia, and anytime she could gather together a group of children. Her ministry was deeply rewarding. Her friends will cherish her rich sense of humor and observations on life. Mona is survived by her husband: Phillip Gausman of Alberta; son: David (Stephanie) Gausman of Morris; daughter: Jennifer (Jamie) Luberts of Little Falls; two grandchildren: Andrew Jonathan and Emily Victoria Gausman of Morris; and her faithful companion, her dog Missy. She is also survived by her mother-in-law: Phyllis Gausman of Morris; sisters: Arloa (Mrs. ttarold) Knutson of Starbuck and Karen (Mrs. Lauren) McGregor of Arizona; brother: E. Dennis (Susan) Zahrbock of Wisconsin; sister-in-law: Vivian (Mrs. Howard) Janssen of Ortonville; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents: Elmer Zahrbock and Ella Thompson Zahrbock Minners; step- father: Otto Minners; and brother: Darwin Zahrbock. Serving as pallbearers for the service were Mona's nieces and nephews: Kristi Quitney, Steven Knutson, Scott Knutson, Kirk Zahrbock, Hans Zahrbock, Lori Bowman, Rachel Zahrbock and Lisa DIABETIC ? ? ? If you have Medicare or Private Insurance you may be eligible to receive your Diabetic supplies at NO COST TO YOU! For more information call - APEX DIABETIC SUPPLY Ophthalmology Associates now offers the latest clear cornea no-stitch surgery. Outpatient surge0] is performed at Ortonville Hospital. For an appointment, ca111-800-255-7448. Reach us on the Internet httF TI This Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6 STOP IN FOR FREE COFFEE & COOKIES.r sPECiAL s25 4.wlaeet Alignment with purchase o! 4 Nes 50,000 Mile Warranty FREE Pro-Rated Road HazarG Warranty Smooth Quiet Ride Excellent Traction Mastercraft urser HTR 60,000 Mle Warranty FREE Pro-Rated Roar Hazard War"anty Car Like Ride Great for SUV'5 P205/65R15 BLK www.tireone.corrl Mastercra00' ..... ..... Courser \\; P265/75R16 OWL 50,000 M!le FREE Pro-Rated Road t-.tazard War ,:.,nty All-.Terrain Trac:ion Great for SUV's Road Hazard Warranties * Lifetime Tire Rotations * Ride Guarantees*  ")/ ! I ; ii Satisfaction Guarantees * P265/75R16 OWL Pro Aut West Hwy. ] 2 ; Ortonville, . 320-839-2911 See store for details 320-839-7197 Page 8 INDEPENDENT Ditlefsen. Honorary pallbearers were members of Mona's class from Luther Seminary. Julene Amborn served as organist for the service with Cheryl Matthews and Alan Saugstad providing special music. Pedersen Funeral in Morris was in charge of the arrangements. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY Marlin Nelson rites Saturday Zahrbock funeral home of Madison announces the death of 66- year-old Marlin Nelson, who passed away at the Madison Lutheran Home. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, June 7 at the Zahrbock funeral home. Rev. John Graves will officiate- with interment in Augusta Cemetery in Marietta. visitation. Friends may before the funeral home. Mr. Nelson is , children: one sister, Phylli brother, Nieland A complete next week. CLASSIFIED QUICK TROJAN SOFTBALL PLAYERS ended their season last week. The 2003 Girls' Softball Team is pictured above. In back, (I-r): Coach Myron Mueller, Amy Smith, Kristin Barr, Heather Dahlgren, Liz Bakkelund, Heidi Franzky and Assistant Coach Kylene Nelson. Middle (I-r): Amanda Erickson, Alyssa Adelman, Stephanie Schuelke, Julia Nelson and Lindsey Swenson. Front Row: Megan Strei, Amanda Arndt and Alexis Danielson. Obituaries Leo Neubauer Funeral Services for Leo Neubauer, 74, of Odessa, were held Monday June 2nd, 2003 at St. John's Catholic Church in Otonville with Father Robert Goblirsch officiating. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Leo's nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers were Justin Moan, Chris Teske, Curtis Neubauer, Terry Neubauer, Bruce Neubauer, Sam Neubauer, and Paul Neubauer. Interment was at Odessa EUB Cemetery. I,eo Joseph Neubauer was born on June 22, 1928 at the home farm, near l)oran, to parents Henry and Eunice (Schermerhorn) Neubauer. He was baptized at St. Olaf Catholic Church at Fairmont, N.D. and was confirmed at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Breckenridge. Leo spent most o his childho years on the family farm, near "he Fairmont, Doran area. He was active in 4-H, and enjoyed working with his cattle projects. 1 te was united in marriage on Jan. 7th, 1952, to Marilyn Josephine Leinen at St. Mary's Catholic Church ira Breckenridge. They started their journey together by traveling to Casper, WY. They made their home there for 20 years. Leo found employment as an accountant for Sisman Electric and later for Pauer Electrinc Company located in Casper WY. In 1973 Leo and Marilyn moved back to Minnesota and purchased a small family farm near Odessa where they lived out the balance of their lives. Leo loved the outdoors and sharing his rural background. He especially loved fishing, gardening, hunting, and wood craftsmanship (many of his projects remain to be enjoyed and passed on through the generations). Although Leo faced many trials in life, he inspired all of his family and friends with his fighting spirit and unending faita and love of life. As hard as it is to say goodbye to this tower of strength and love in our lives, we prayed for mercy and it came. Heaven is his home. Survivors include six children, Frank (Rose) Neubauer of Sartell, Christine (Dan) Carpenter of Gillette, WY, Cindy (Lon) Moan of Odessa, Joe (Tammy) Neubauer of Odessa, Liz (Pat) Sorenson of Louisburg, and Michelle (Reyes) Zepeda of Odessa, seven sisters, Florence McAlister of .... Rehville; Katherine. (Ry) Stroh of Sahara, CA, Rosella (Herb) Mohs of Minot, ND, JoAnn Church of ttalstad, ND, Henrietta Mann of Campbell, Elaine (Pete) Fredrichs of Shurburn, and Eunice (David) Leinen of Sundance, WY, two brothers, Lawerence (Audrey) Neubauer of Casper, WY and Henry Neubauer of Casper, WY, 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mona Jean Gausman Funeral services for Mona Jean Gausman of Alberta were held Friday, May 30, 2003 at .: Our Savior's i .' .... .: .:ii Lutheranin Chokio.Church '; i " Bishop Paul :,. .............. !i! Ranum, Pastor i and Pastor Bob .... A m u n d s o n ii!!)iiii ..... : officiated at the :+: : service. Burial will be at Eidskog Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ortonville. Reverend Mona Jean Emilie Zahrbock Gausman, 53, of Alberta, passed away on May 26, 2003 at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mona Zahrbock was born Nov. 13, 1949 in Ortonville to Elmer and Ella (Thompson) Zahrbock. She was baptized at Eidskog Lutheran Church, rural Ortonville and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio. Mona attended Chokio elementary and high schools and Moorhead State University. Mona was united in marriage to Phillip Gausman on Sept. 14, 1970 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio. The couple resided in Idaho Falls, ID and San Diego, CA. Mona was employed as a substitute teacher and worked as a ward clerk. The couple moved back to the Alberta area after Phillip's discharge from the Navy. Mona entered Luther Seminary in the fall of 1997. She interned at Peace/Erdahl/Grue Lutheran Churches in Ashby from 1999 to 2000. Mona graduated with a Masters of Divinity Degree in May 2001 and was ordained into the ELCA in November 2001. Mona accepted a call to Eidskog Lutheran Church, rural Ortonville, the parish in which she was baptized as a child and where she served as a minister until the time of her death. Mona enjoyed living at her lake home, canoeing and watching sunsets. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, baking cookies or reading stories. Mona was an avid reader and especially enjoyed history. She was a great conversationalist, always welcoming her guests with a smile. The highlights of her life included a trip to Israel, her vast collection of Holstein cow memorabilia, and anytime she could gather together a group of children. Her ministry was deeply rewarding. Her friends will cherish her rich sense of humor and observations on life. Mona is survived by her husband: Phillip Gausman of Alberta; son: David (Stephanie) Gausman of Morris; daughter: Jennifer (Jamie) Luberts of Little Falls; two grandchildren: Andrew Jonathan and Emily Victoria Gausman of Morris; and her faithful companion, her dog Missy. She is also survived by her mother-in-law: Phyllis Gausman of Morris; sisters: Arloa (Mrs. ttarold) Knutson of Starbuck and Karen (Mrs. Lauren) McGregor of Arizona; brother: E. Dennis (Susan) Zahrbock of Wisconsin; sister-in-law: Vivian (Mrs. Howard) Janssen of Ortonville; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents: Elmer Zahrbock and Ella Thompson Zahrbock Minners; step- father: Otto Minners; and brother: Darwin Zahrbock. Serving as pallbearers for the service were Mona's nieces and nephews: Kristi Quitney, Steven Knutson, Scott Knutson, Kirk Zahrbock, Hans Zahrbock, Lori Bowman, Rachel Zahrbock and Lisa DIABETIC ? ? ? If you have Medicare or Private Insurance you may be eligible to receive your Diabetic supplies at NO COST TO YOU! For more information call - APEX DIABETIC SUPPLY Ophthalmology Associates now offers the latest clear cornea no-stitch surgery. Outpatient surge0] is performed at Ortonville Hospital. For an appointment, ca111-800-255-7448. Reach us on the Internet httF TI This Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6 STOP IN FOR FREE COFFEE & COOKIES.r sPECiAL s25 4.wlaeet Alignment with purchase o! 4 Nes 50,000 Mile Warranty FREE Pro-Rated Road HazarG Warranty Smooth Quiet Ride Excellent Traction Mastercraft urser HTR 60,000 Mle Warranty FREE Pro-Rated Roar Hazard War"anty Car Like Ride Great for SUV'5 P205/65R15 BLK www.tireone.corrl Mastercra00' ..... ..... Courser \\; P265/75R16 OWL 50,000 M!le FREE Pro-Rated Road t-.tazard War ,:.,nty All-.Terrain Trac:ion Great for SUV's Road Hazard Warranties * Lifetime Tire Rotations * Ride Guarantees*  ")/ ! I ; ii Satisfaction Guarantees * P265/75R16 OWL Pro Aut West Hwy. ] 2 ; Ortonville, . 320-839-2911 See store for details 320-839-7197 Page 8 INDEPENDENT