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Obituaries Louise Koch Memorial services were held Wednesday, June 19, at United Methodist Church of Ortonville, for Louise M. Koch. Rev. Larry Kasten officiated. Special music was provided by Kathy Haukos and Heidi Bender. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Krier, Brian Hasslen, Brent Hasslen and Michael Koch. Concluding services were held at Mound Cemetery of Ortonville. Louisa Bird Gehring Bingaman was horn Aug 15, 1920 in Arlington, SD When she was one year old, her mother passed away. Louisa was baptized in the Arlington Methodist Church. Her father was in the Army in Europe in WWI, so Louisa's grandparents convinced her father that he could not care for Louisa and Gayle. She was adopted and raised by her grandparents until she was nine years old. They changed her name from Louisa to Louise. When her grandfather died, she was put into a children's home in Sioux Falls, SD, until the age of 16. Louise enjoyed her stay there. She was adopted by Pastor Lincoln and Minnie Bingaman. Louise attended high school and graduated from Big Stone City, SD. She attended college at Northern State Teacher's College in Aberdeen, SD for two years. She taught at Thorn County School near Big Stone City, SD, in Melrose Country School for two years and Strube Country Schooi for one year. Louise served in the Navy with a final rank of Hospital Apprentice 1st Class She then taught at country schools for four years. Louise met Lloyd Koch at the skating rink in Ortonville and they were united in marriage at Tabor EUB Helen Carlson Funeral services for Helen Geneva Carlson, 78, of Ortonville were held Saturday, June 22 at St. John's Catholic ChUrch in Ortonville. Fr. Robert Goblirsch was the Celebrant. Organist was Pat Kunz with Sheila Stern serving as soloist. Honorary pallbearers were Helen's grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Bob Carlson, Mike Carlson, Gene Carlson, Jim Carlson, Mike Dorry, Bob Strei and Dan Welberg. Interment was at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville. Helen Geneva (.Heidtke) Carlson was born on Nov. 28, 1923 at Ortonville, to parents Robert and Catherine (Powell) Heidike. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville. Helen attended country school and graduated from Ortonville High School in 1942. After graduation Helen was employed by Kleinschmidt's Grocery in Ortonville until shortly after she was united in marriage to Victor Carlson on Aug. 9, 1944 at St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville. Helen worked very hard at raising eight children and her life revolved around her home and family. She loved to bake bread and always shared Church in Big Stone City, SD, on May 16, 1964. To this union three children were born; Larry, Ron and Ardell. Lloyd passed away Sept. 10, 1956. She met Ray Koch and was married Aug. 5, 1958. To this union one son Jon was born. Ray passed away in May 1964. Louise found employment at Club 7-75 of Odessa, and the Theatre of Seasons Restaurant in Ortonville, Matador Supper Club, Gibson and Cenex. She also sold Avon for many years and jewelry at a Flea Market in Texas. Death came to Louise, June 14, 2002; at the Ortonville Nursing Home. She had reached the age of 81 years, nine months and 29 days. In Life Louise enjoyed reading, watching T.V., Knitting, dancing, quilting, going to Texas and to garage sales. Louise was active in Ladies Aid for many years, serving as secretary and president. She served 20 years on the Big Stone County Extension Board. Louise states that she never enjoyed cooking or cleaning, but felt she was a pretty good organizer. She was a former member of E.U.B. Church in Big Stone City, SD, and has been a resident of Northridge Nursing Home for the past year. Louise is survived by two sons Ron and wife Vicki Koch of Aberdeen, SD, Jon and wife Dawn Koch of Correll, one daughter Ardell and husband Dan Hasslen of Ortonville, daughter-in-law Cheryl Koch of Jamestown, ND, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren, and one sister Gayle Adams of Peoria, IL Louise was preceded in death by 3 sets of parents, husbands Lloyd and Ray Koch, son Larry Koch, and step- brother Earl Bingaman. it with whomever was at the house. If one of the kids didn't stop, she would call them to come and get their bread. Other hobbies and activities .that she enjoyed were embroidering dish towels, cleaning and going for long rides Helen was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, St. John's Circle and the Women's Auxiliary. Mrs. Carlson passed away on Thursday morning; Sune 20, 2002 at Ortonville reaching the age of 78 years, seven months and 22 days. She will be deeply missed by her family and friend: " She. was preceded in death by her parents, husband Victor, two sisters Leona Kohler and Tressie Comelisen and two brothers David and Ted Mengelt Survivors include four daughters Diane (Mike) Dorry of Ortonville, Judy Carlson of Seattle, WA, Tena (Bob) Strei of Odessa, Kate (Dan) Welberg of Ortonviile; four sons Bob (Juanita) Carlson of Ortonville, Mike (Pat) Carlson of Ortonville, Gene (Teresa) Carlson of Ortonviile and Jim (Jody) Carlson of Milbank, SD; 15 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Sara Nicklasson Sara A. Nicklasson, 85, of Bemidji, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at the Havenwood Care Center, Bemidji. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 22, 2002 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Cass , Lake with Father Gene Lyttle officiating. Disposition was by cremation under the direction of the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji. Sara Alice Olson was born July 22, 1916 at Oldham, SD the daughter of Peter V. and Margaret (Carmody) Olson. She graduated from Watertown, SD High School. Clarence Ormsby Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at the Parish of Saints Peter and Paul Episcopal Church, 8147 SE Pine Street, Portland, for Clarence Richard Ormsby who died Jan. 23 at age 83. Clarence was born Oct. 22, 1918 in Edgley, ND and was raised in Ortonville where he graduated from high school in 1938. As a child, he was fascinated by Rachael Wittnebel Zahrbock Funeral Home of Madison announces the death of 90 year-old, Rachael Wittnebel of Nassau who passed away Monday, June 24th at Rapid City, SD Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 this Friday, June 28th at Trinity Lutheran Church of rural Bellingham. Officiating clergy will be Rev. Robert A. Friedrich with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday afternoon and evening at the Zahrbock funeral home in Madison. Visitation will continue before the She married Harry E. Nicklasson Oct. 3, 1938 in Watertown. They lived in Faribault and Ortonville and she was employed as a executive secretary to the president of a local bank. For years, her husband "Nick" managed the Botsford Lumber Yard in Ortonville and during those years Sara had her own tax accountant business. Her husband retired from his work in 1975 and in 1976 they moved to Lake Andrusia near Bemidji. Until recently she had wintered in Harlingen. TX. Sara is survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Catherine Olson. Mesa. AZ and special friends Karin Moreno and her daughter Dallas. Bemidji. Sara was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harry "'Nick" Nicklasson (Nov. 27, 1990) and three brothers. cars and built many cars from scratch, using parts from his father's garage and earning him the title "Junior Edison" from Ortonville. He studied electrical engineering for three years at North Dakota State University in Fargo where he joined the Army Air Corps ROTC. In 1942 he was sent to Yale University to complete his ROTC work where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force. Clarence was trained in aircraft maintenance at various Air Force bases in the United States. During World War II he was stationed in England and France. services on Friday at the church. There will be a prayer service Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Zahrbock Funeral Home in Madison. Rachael Wittnebel is survived by her children; Robert and wife Frances of Nassau, Kathryn and her husband John Sunby of Rapid City, SD, David and his wife Martha Wittnebel also of Rapid City, Ann and her husband John Vaubel of Mapleton, Paula and her husband Michael Toft of Tremont, IL., daughter-in-law Carlene Wittnebel of Revillo, SD Independent Ads Get Noticed. (You're Reading This One Aren't You?) Christopher Issendorf Christopher Issendorf, 23, of Thief River Falls, died on Saturday, June 22, 2002 as a result of an automobile accident near Middle River Funeral services will be held 2 PM on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at St. John Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls with Rev. Don Kirchner officiating. Organist will be John Follund. Honorary pallbearers are all of Chris' family and friends. Pallbearers are Eric Olson, Von Hutchinson, Dave Jorstad, Lyle Johnson, Scott Gilbert and Tony Mapes. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-8 PM with a 7 PM prayer service at the Johnson-Green Funeral Home in Thief River Falls. Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to the services on Wednesday. Christopher Allen Issendorf was born on April 12, 1979 in Thief River Falls, to Thomas Earl and Pamela Alice (Mapes) Issendorf. He was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church on June 2, 1979. He attended school in Thief River Falls. He had worked for Mayin Windows in Grafton, ND and was currently working at Northern No June meetings for support groups The Diabetic and Parkinson's support groups will not meet in June. Please look for meeting dates to be announced for July. For more information, please contact Jeanette Felton, Group Facilitator at (320) 839-4103. Woodworking in Thief River Falls. Chris enjoyed fishing, camping and motorcycles. He is survived by his mother Pam Issendorf of Middle River; father Thomas (Nancy) Issendorf of Thief River Falls, grandparents, Hildred Issendorf of Graceville; Donna Rehm of Middle River, one brother Jeffrey Issendorf of Thief River Falls, one sister Angle Bring of Crookston; stepbrother Jeremy Sisler of Warroad; stepsister Amy Sisler of Thief River Falls. Many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and friends also survive him. Chris was preceded in death by grandfathers Earl Issendorf and Louis Rehm. Arrangements are with the Johnson-Green Funeral Home, Thief River Falls. 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