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00ries Balster for Ruby Balster, were held Monday, the First English Ortonville. Hansen officiated were Ila e Fahlgren, Fran Marge Biel, Joan Block, Grace gen and Evelyn were Kathleen William and Shari and Lt. Sara in Mound Cemetery. was born June Township, Big Parents Otto and Lydia graduated from 1927. was united in "Heinie" Balster in The First Mtg is: Wednesday- July 29 -5:30pro bookkeeper for years and to Paul Lindahl for a number of years. With the help of Ross Kaercher, she was instrumental in getting the tennis courts started. She was on the supervisory board of Park and Rec for many years. Ruby was an active member of the church and a 50 year member of the Eastern Star. She was an avid golfer, a gardener, a Bridge and tennis player and a good friend to many people. Ruby passed away Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at the Ortonville Hospital reaching the age of 90 years, one month and three days. Survivors include three sons William (Virginia King) Balster of Roseville, Charles (Karen Sandberg) Balster of Rochester, and David (Marilyn Manley) Balster of Carmel, Indiana; four grandchildren Kathleen, Steven and Thomas (Sara) Balster and Shari (William) Massey. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, husband "Heinie", two brothers and one sister. Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville was in charge of the arrangements. E. Rise lees for former Big Gladys E. Rise, Were held Saturday, m Zion Lutheran ille with Reverend ing. y, July !he St. Bernard's in Milbank. McEwen. n the Recaboth Jim Loehrer, Ted Kevin and Keith Oct. 3, 1925 in school at Stone #1 and SD. at the Big Hoiland vices for Mabel were held 1998 in the Eidskog ille. ned with and vocalists, Pallbearers were her relatives. Active Amer and Harold t Dale VonEschen, Schmidt. m the Eids Lutheran TOwnship. Hoiland was born Clinton to parents tree (Knutson) July 8, 1906 )n a farm east of of six she where she md was a 1927 School. united in at Clinton. member of Eids and a longtime Lutheran Church School and og Lutheran School :r of the Ladies membership Gladys never married. She lived with her brothers Mervin and John on the farm near Big Stone City until entering a nursing home in Watertown where she lived for two years and then entered the Whetstone Valley Care Center in Milbank about twelve years ago. While her health permitted, Giadys was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Ortonville where she had been a Sunday school teacher and had served on several church committees. Survivors include one brother, John Rise, Milbank; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Zora Mac Rise, Calmesa, CA; and many nieces and nephews. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters: Lenora Rise, Elnora Dolen and Sylvia Kerkeide; and four brothers, one in infancy, and Kendrick, Mervin and Luell Rise. with the Ortonville "Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW". She enjoyed Billy Graham and Robert Schueller ministries. Mabel enjoyed using the expression "God loves you and so do I." She was an avid Wheel of Fortune watcher, loved crocheting and embroidery work. She enjoyed both flower and vegetable gardening. Mabel spent countless hour's studying her bible and she kne the Lord's Prayer in Norwegian and taught it to her granddaughters. She was very proud of her Norwegian heritage. Mabel passed away Monday, July 13, 1998 at the Unity Hospital of Fridley, reaching the age if 92 years, 1 month and 12 days. Survivors include: one son, Maurice (Kathy) of Columbia Heights; granddaughters, Judy (John) Allison of Minnetonka; Loren and Pamela (Hoiland) Erickson of Minnesota; 6 grandchildren, Kelly Kronberg of Scottsdale, AZ; Ron (Linda) Schmidt of Correll; Kerry (Dean) VonEschen and Cindy (Dale) VonEschen all of Ortonville; seven great-grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Schmidt, Janelle Schmidt, JoAnn Schmidk Susan, Sarah, Darin and Jodi VonEschen; one sister, Amanda MN Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM PHONE (320) 839-2653 I Pioneer - Per Lb. SUMMER -- 72.79 SAUSAOE ................. -Z.79 S * SlOEs oF .EE00 ....................................... 1.29 That Special Event For You... WEDDINGS, GROOM SUPPERS Beef Pork, Ham, Ch/.cken ant:/Turkey 21, 1998 Holman of Ortonville; two sisters-in- law, Ruby and Alice Hoiland of Benson, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents (Andreas Dom Steen) Andrew and Christin Steen, her husband, John Hoiland; step-daughter, Marcella Howard H.Bohn Howard H. Bohn, former Odessa resident, died on June 11, 1998 in South Pasadena, CA. Born on February 7, 1920, Howard was the son of Hannah Schmidt Bohn and Richard Bohn. Raised in Odessa, Howard graduated from Odessa High School in 1937. In 1941, he married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Stegner, a 1939 graduate of Odessa High School. During World War II, Howard served with the 7th Armored Division in the European Theatre, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. After taking up residence in Pasadena, CA, following the war, Howard served as a member of the Pasadena Fire Department for 29 years. He retired with the rank of Captain in 1975. During his years with the Fire Department, Howard continued his education in fire training management at the University of Southern California. A boating enthusiast, Howard was active for many years in the Pasadena Boat and Ski Club. In addition to water skiing, he remained active in basketball and handball through much Schmidt; one brother Eli Steen; three sisters, Lena Anderson, Ragna Lindquist and Marie Potter; three infant brothers and one infant sister. Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville was in charge of the arrangements. of his adult life. Howard is survived by his wife, Joyce, a resident of Pasadena, his four children, and six grandchildren, as well as his sister, Leota Sahr of Illinois. Daughter Terry (Salardino), who was born in Minneapolis, is currently a high school counselor at South Pasadena High School. Son Steven Bohn, a resident of Palm Springs, works in the air conditioning and heating industry and son Kevin, a Pasadena resident, works in the field of construction. In addition to his career in the printing industry, Howard's son Richard is actively involved with Parkinson Action Network, an organization dedicated to raising public awareness on the need for Parkinson Research. For many years, the Bohn family has remained committed to furthering the cause of medical research in Parkinson's Disease. Currently, family members are involved in research studies under the auspices of Duke University. Family services were held on June 22, 1998 at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA. The Bohn family expresses their appreciation for any contributions made to the Parkinsons Action Network Foundation, 818 College Avenue, Suite C, Santa Rosa, California 95404. Agnes Streich Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Madison for Agnes Streich. Rev. Terrill Bramstedt will officiate. Special music is by organist Eleanor Block, with a duet by Lauren and Betty Roth. Honorary pallbearers will be "All friends and workers from Madison Lutheran Home." Active pallbearers are Kenneth Erp, Steven Jerde, Donn Streich, Gerald Streich, Quentin Schultz, Charles Johnson and Gregory Streich. Concluding services will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Ida Agnes Streich was born Aug. 11, 1895, in Arena Township, Lac qui Parle County to parents Gottfried and Wilhelmina (Stamer) Hiepler. She.was baptized and confirmed into the Christian Faith at Zion Lutheran Church, Arena Township. ,Agnes attended school near her parents farm at Dist. #77. sisters; Carrie Boehnke, Hildegaard Streich and a sister Meta in infancy, three sons-in-law; Warren Erp, Maurice Schultz and George Johnson, two daughters-in-law; Grace and Virginia Streich and one great great grandson Austin Kruse. Dahl on honor list at MSU Jonathan lee Dahl, son of Rev. Robert and Lois Dahl, formerly of Ortonville, has been named to the high honor list at Mankato State University of Mankato for spring quarter 1998. To qualify for the high honor list, a student must achieve a straight 4.0 "A" average .on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled in at least 12 credits. With Weight Watchers Having a Great Summer is as Easy as 1-2.3! Purchase 10 weeks and receive 2 WEEKS FREE!! Join no later than the First Meeting to receive offer. Trinity Lutheran Church 341 Park Street in Ortonville 1998 Weight Watchers Ind. owner of the registered trademark. All fights reserved. i redoing the barn name signs. An animal mural with cut-outs for  children to put their faces in to get their picture taken is still in the works ., and will be finished after the county fair rush. Paint and supplies for these projects was made possible through the "Friends in Deed" program of Lutheran Brotherhood. The 4-Hers thank Lutheran Brotherhood for their support and hope you will enjoy their improvements at the fair. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY HAPPY "N I olden Birth0ay I JUSTIN! l DEREK LEENERTS OF GRANITE FALLS brought in this nice walleye on a minnow, weighing in at 3 pounds 8 ounces. 4'Hers thank Lutheran Brotherhood Big Stone County 4-Hers have been busy spiffing up the fairgrounds with financial support from Lutheran Brotherhood Branch #8392. Their work has included painting the display cases and tables in the exhibit building; painting the changing rooms in the new barn; and She was united in marriage Oct. 30, 1919 to Arthur Streich at Zion.. Lutheran Church. To this union seven children were born. After marriage Agnes and Arthur farmed in Arena Township until 1936 when they moved to Mehurin Township. They retired in 1965 and moved into Madison. Agnes moved into the Madison Lutheran Home in 1986. Death came to Agnes, July 18, 1998; at the Madison Lutheran Home. She had reached the age of 102 years, 11 months and 7 days. In life, Agnes enjoyed being with and taking care of her family. She baby-sat for all grandchildren. She was a faithful member of her church, daily Bible readings, Bible study, attending services and especially giving devotion in the dining hall at over 100 years of age. Agnes was a people person always helping others. She took pride in crocheting for which she won many prizes, cooking, gardening, flowers, reading, playing pinochle, watching the Minnesota Twins on TV and visiting with her many friends. Agnes is survived by her children; Caroline Erp of Montevideo, Gerhardt and wife Gladys Streich of Madison, Herbert and wife Marilyn Streich of Ortonville, Doreen Schultz and Frieda Johnson both of Revillo, SD, and EIna and husband Doug Jerde of Rochester, 35 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren and 17 great great grandchildren. 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