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Alfred Volkenant Funeral Services for Alfred Volkenant, 95, were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Father Robert P. Goblirsch and Father Eugene Hackert officiated at the service. Special music was provided by pianist, Theresa (Volkenant) Anderson, Diane Pietrs and Matthies Hunt. The Military Honor Group was from Kanthak-Matthies Post 441 Bellingham American Legion and the Minnesota Army National Guard. The active casket bearers included: Jeff Twedt, Jacob Aakre, Justin Bitz, Alan Volkenant, Paul Volkenant, Peter Volkenant and Travis Volkenant. The concluding service was held in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Alfred Volkenant was born on May 9, 1915 to parents John and Agnes CO U liege Dorothy Johnson Mundwiler Funeral Home Travis Ninneman, and Breeahna announces the death of Dorothy Ninneman. Johnson, 85, of Dorothy Florence Johnson was Ortonville who born Feb. 25, 1925, near Chokio. She died Sept. 27 at the was the daughter of Frank and O r t o n v i 1 1 e Gertrude (Boehmer) Grossman. She Hospital. graduated from Clinton High School Mass of in 1943. In 1946, Dorothy was united Christian Burial in marriage with Edwin Johnson on was held Friday, her birthday, Feb. 25. Oct. 1 at St. John's Dorothy worked as a waitress for Catholic Church in several businesses. She was a faithful Ortonville. member of St. John's Catholic Church Father Robert and enjoyed the ladies quilting and Goblirsch officiated and burial was in teaching CCD classes. She was an the Mound Cemetery. avid bird watcher. She enjoyed Honorary bearers were the V.F.W. reading, crocheting, and cross word Ladies Auxiliary Post # 3964. puzzles. She took great pride and Casket bearers were her delight in each of her grandchildren grandchildren: Jeannie Strange, David and great grandchildren. She also Chalupnik, Jason Kilvington, Paul enjoyed puzzles, watching the sci-fi Amberg, Jan Amberg, Kyle Loraff, channel and scary movies. Her Andrew Loraff, Candice Ninneman, husband, Edwin died in 1986. Margaret Anne Peters rges rnnng Smoking (Hackert) Volkenant at Yellow Bank Church and the Cemetery Board. He .To prevent a deadly cigarette fire, Township near Rosen. He was enjoyed helping in the church in any you must be alert. You won't be alert if baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's way he could. He served as usher and you are sleepy, have taken medicine or Catholic Church. Alfred attended the bell ringer for all funerals. His drugs, or consumed alcohol that makes school at District 50 near his parents knowledge and history of the church you drowsy. home. He then helped his father farm and the community were very well -If you smoke, smoke outside or in and he also helped many neighboring known. Alfred lived his entire life in an area designated by your college dor- farmers. He joined the United States Yellow Bank Township before moving mitory. Army in Oct. 1941. He served our to Fairway View Apartments in .Never smoke in bed. country during WWII receiving the Ortonville due to failing health. Alfred -Wherever you smoke, use deep, Mechanic Badge, Good Conduct passed away on Sept. 24, 2010 and sturdy ashtrays. Medal, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon and the had reached the age of 95 years, four .Before going to bed, check under American Defense Ribbon. He was months and 15 days. furniture cushions and other places honorably discharged in October Alfred is survived by five children: people smoke for cigarette butts that 1945. Pete (Eugenia) Volkenant of Windsor, may have fallen out of sight. He was united in marriage to Marie MO; Alan (Bonnie) Volkenant of Cooking Stromswold at St. Joseph's Church on Ortonville; Mary (Lowell) Aakre of -Cook only where it is permitted. June 7, 1945. To this union six Nashville, TN; Paul (Audrey) .Stay in the kitchen when cooking. children were born. After his Volkenant of Odessa; and'Theresa -Cook only when you are alert, not discharge, he and Marie began (Chris) Anderson of Maple Grove; sleepy or drowsy from medicineor al- farming. They enjoyed this for many seven grandchildren and six great- cohol. years before moving into Rosen in great grandchildren; two brothers -Check with your local fire depart- 1977. Alfred was very active in the Wilbert Volkenant of Minneapolis and ment for any restrictions before using Kanthak-Matthies American Legion Clarence Volkenant of Madison. a barbeque grill, fire pit, or chiminea. Post 441 of Bellingham, and was on He was preceded in death by his .Keep the stovetop, burners, and the County Zoning Committee. He parents John and Agnes Volkenant, his oven clean. also was active in the St. Anthony's wife Marie and daughter Amy. .Plug microwave ovens or other Society of St. Joseph's Catholic Blessed be his memory, cooking appliances directly into an out- let. Never use an extension cord for a cooking appliance as it can overload the circuit and cause a fire. Dorothy Johnson is survived by her .Check electrical cords for cracks, seven children: Claudette Paulsen of breaks, damage, or overheating. Repair Centennial, CO; Roger and wife Julie or replace the appliance. Johnson of Ortonville; Pam and -Use only microwave-safe cook- husband Dennis Amberg of Milbank, ware (containers or dishes). Never use SD; Mark Johnson of San Diego, CA; aluminum foil or metal objects in a mi- Connie and husband Bob Loraff of crowave oven. Ortonville; Kris and husband Mark .Propane and charcoal BBQ grills Ninneman of Ortonville; Ed Johnson must only be used outdoors. Indoor use and Karen Stone of Fargo, ND; 10 can kill occupants by either causing a grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; fire or CO (carbon monoxide) poison- one sister: Delores Fritsche of Arizona ing. Margaret Anne Peters, 68, of Park Their daughter, Kristin, was born in Rapids (formerly of Willmar) died 1962. Friday, Sept. 24, In 1968, Marg received an 2010, at Heritage Associate of Arts degree from Living Center in Willmar Community College. Marg Park Rapids. Her was employed as a dental assistant service was at St. and insurance claims office manager. John's Lutheran She was involved in community Church in Park activities including Minnesota Mrs. Rapids. Jaycees, serving as a local president in Burial was Ortonville, regional vice president, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 and Minnesota state parliamentarian. at Cloverleaf She loved music, playing viola in the Cemetery in Community Orchestra and singing Willmar. with the Community Chorus in Arrangements were with Harvey Willmar. She organized a preschool Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. choir at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Margaret Anne was born on July Willmar, and sang in the adult church 26, 1942, in Sioux City, Iowa to Verl choirs. and Margaret (Buckminster) In 1996, Don and Marg moved to Bjelkengren. She attended elementary Medford, OR to spend 10 years near schools in Bemidji and Willmar, their daughter Kristin and Minnesota, graduating from Willmar granddaughter, Jesse. During that High School in 1960. In 1961, she time, she served as secretary at Grace was united in marriage to Don Peters Lutheran Church in Ashland, OR. In at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. 2006, they moved back to Minnesota, • Is Still all Ranger®, just better fuel economy and more pulling power! Stop into Midwest Powersports and check it outl and one sister-in-law: Darlene Grossman of Ortonville. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters and one brother. Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank was in charge of the arrangements for Dorothy Johnson. To send an electronic condolence visit settling in Park Rapids near Marg's sister, Kay (and Victor) Rudek and brother, Bob (and Miriam) Bjelkengren. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. Surviving are her husband, Don; daughter, Kristin Klebe of Medford, OR, granddaughter, Jesse Klebe, Medford, OR; sister, Kay (and Vic) Rudek, Park Rapids; brother, Robert (and Mim) Bjelkengren; several nieces, especially Tracy (and Kevin) Tomperi, Menahga; nephews and cousins, special friends, Linda Borecki, Medford, OR and Carolyn Guth, Burnsville. Many thanks to the ALS Association, St. Joseph's Hospice and Heritage Living Center of Park Rapids, Minnesota and St. John's Lutheran Church, all of whom provided so much peace and comfort in Marg's care: A UNIQUE POTATO was grown by Arlo Klapel of Ortonville. It is a Pontiac potato. He thinks it was getting so much moisture that the potato is starting to re- grow, which can be seen by the stem growing out of the If you're happy and you know it... ...write a letter top. E. Hwy. 12 • Milbank, SD to the editoH The National Fire Protection Asso- ciation (NFPA) urges students retum- ing to campuses around the country and their parents to take the time to ed- ucate themselves on life-saving fire safety information. Thousands of fires occur each year in both on- and off- campus housing, many of which could have been easily prevented. "While parents often take the time to educate their children about home fire safety, a focus on fire safety while living away from home is often neg- lected," said Lorraine Carli NFPA's vice president of communications. "Whether students are living on-cam- pus or in off-campus housing, it is im- portant for these young adults to take an active role in fire prevention and safety." A leading cause of campus fires is cooking, with cooking equipment in- volved in 75 percent of the reported dormitory fires. Although only five percent of fires in campus housing began in the bedroom, these fires ac- counted for 62 percent of the civilian deaths and one-quarter (26 percent) of the civilian injuries. While only two percent of the structure fires were caused by smoking materials, they were responsible for 39 percent of the deaths. Campus fires are more com- mon during the evening hours between 5-11 p.m., as well as on weekends. NFPA has partnered with Dominos Pizza to spread the message of campus fire safety by participating in a series of college campus events across the na- tion. Other sources for campus fire safety include igot2kno, fire prevention and safety for college students and young adults, as well as USFA's Focus on Fire Safety: Residential Sprinklers and Stu- dent Housing Fire Safety. NFPA offers the following safety tips for campus fire safety: Be Prepared for a Fire • Look for fully sprinklered housing when choosing a dorm or off-campus housing. • Make sure your dormitory or apart- ment has smoke alarms inside each bedroom, outside every sleeping area and on each level. For the best protec- tion, all smoke alarms should be inter- connected so that when one sounds they all sound. • For people who are deaf or hard-of- hearing, make sure there are smoke alarms that use strobe lights to wake the person. Install vibration equipment (pillow or bed shake) that is activated by the smoke alarm. .Test all smoke alarms at least monthly. .Never remove batteries or disable the alarm. -Learn your building's evacuation plan and practice all drills as if they were the real thing. ,Involve students with disabilities in evacuation planning and the plan. Escape Tips • If you live off campus, have a fire escape plan with two ways out of every room. • Windows with security bars, grills, and window guards should have emer- gency release devices. • When the smoke alarm or fire alarm sounds, get out of the building quickly and stay out. .Smoke is toxic. If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your way out. • If you can't get out, close the door and seal vents and cracks around doors with towels or tape to keep smoke out. Call 9-1-1 or the fire department. Tell them where you are and signal for help at the window with a light-colored cloth or a flashlight. Milbank, South Dakota Sales: Bubba 605-949-9044 Parts: Jesse 605-520-4956 Service: Eric 605-949-7710 • Place the grill well away from sid- ing, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. • Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below the grill so it cannot be ignited by a hot grill. Candles • Burn candles only if the school per- mits their use. • A candle is an open flame and should be placed away from anything that can burn. • Never leave a candle unattended. Blow it out when you leave the room or go to sleep. • Always use a flashlight- not a can- dle - for emergency lighting. *Use sturdy, safe candleholders. • Consider using battery-operated flameless candles which can look, smell and feel like real candles. Electrical • Check your school's rules before using electrical appliances in your room. • Use light 'bulbs that match the rec- ommended wattage on the lamp or fix- ture. • Use a surge protector for your com- puter and plug the protector directly into an outlet. About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) NFPA is a worldwide leader in pro- viding fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. 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