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One of the biggest and most treasured moments in her life was when she and her husband were honorary chairpersons of the 2010 Cancer Walk in Milbank. LaVonne Seehafer Funeral services for LaVonne Seehafer, age 71, of Milbank, were held Saturday, Aug. ,7, at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. The Reverend Robert Gardner officiated. The orangist was Kristy Tostenson. LaVonne died on Aug. 4, 2010, at her home. Honorary pallbearers were her grandkids and everyone who had been touched by LaVonne's life. Active pallbearers were Wayne Dragt, Kenny Di'agt, Daryl Dragt, Joe Weisenbach, Richard Bohn, Rick Seehafer, Phil Seehafer, and Donald Sleaper. Burial was in the Milbank City Cemetery. LaVonne was born on July 30, 1939, in Milbank to Harry and Viola Ruth O, Johnson In 1939, Ruth married the Rev. Clifford M. Johnson, of Lonsdale, and together' they served the Eidskog- Holden parish at Ortonville for five years and Kingo Lutheran parish at Fosston where she directed the choirs and served as accompanist. Her daughter, Ellen Marie was born in 1943. Ruth enjoyed this new role as mother and adored her one and only child, Ellen. In 1955, the family moved to Richfield to serve the Oak Grove Lutheran Church and. in 1963 Ruth returned to nursing at Martin Luther Manor, a retirement home, as Activities Director, until her retirement in 1973. To the end, Ruth lit up a room with her smile, kind eyes and loving personality. Ruth was the eternal optimist; always seeing the best in others while subtly teaching you life lessons in her own quiet way. She had a rock-solid faith in God and a passion for praying. She was a devout Christian who spent much of her time in prayer and devotion. Her desire was Ruth O. Johnson, age 99, of Hudson, WI, formerly of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on Aug. 7, 2010. Service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. at Woodlake Lutheran Church, 7525 Oliver Ave S, Richfield. Visitation will be held one hour prmr to service. Private interment. Ruth Olive ( Pedersen ) Johnson was born May 9, 1911, in Fairdale, ND. Growing up the daughter of a Lutheran pastor meant that there were several communities in which she lived-Montevideo, Fergus Falls, Climax and Grand Forks. She went on to graduate high school in 1929 and graduated with her nursing degree from Deaconess Hospital, Minneapolis, in 1933. Ruth was Survivors include her husband Alvin (Sam) Seehafer. Milbank: her five children; Brad Seehafer, Emery, SD; Kevin Seehafer and wife Annie, Eagen; Rod Seehafer, Glenwood: Rhonda Thyne and husband Todd. Corona, SD; and Denice Hooth and husband Shaun, Wilmot, SD; her 10 grandchildren: Hannah and Haley Seehafer; Brandon. Brittany, Jesse Austin, Shelby, and Tanner Hooth: and Isaiah and MyKayla Thyne; her sister, Elnora Keller, Belt, MT; her two brothers, Orval Bohn and wife Doris, Milbank, and Stanley Bohn and wife Pat, Fremont, NE; her sister-in- law, Phyllis Bohn. Mesa. AZ; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her granddaughter Kelly Ann. five sisters, and one brother. Memorials may be directed to the Milbank Area Valley Hospice or to the Milbank Cancer Walk For her obituary and on-line registry, please visit: www.emanuelpattersonfuneralhome.c om. devoted wife, mother and grandmother. That she was, devoted. Devoted to her family, devoted to her Lord. May God bless her memory and may God bless you. Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rev. Clifford M. Johnson, her precious daughter, Ellen Strom, brothers, Reinhart and Walter Pedersen. sister, Myrtle Pedersen and two infant brothers. She is survived by her loving son- in-law, Dale Strom (Junetth), grandchildren, Jenna Eckholm (Brian), and Marco Strom (Kristie); her darling great-grandchildren, Jacey and Mason Eckholm, and by many dear friends who have treasured their friendship with her and her late husband, Cliff. The family wished to thank the many nurses, aides and employees at the Christian Community Home, Hudson, WI, for their tender loving care. Memorials preferred to Woodlake Lutheran Church, Global Missions or Bernice Athey Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of Bernice Athey, age 75 of Milbank who died Aug. 4 at her daughter's home in rural Milbank. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 7 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. Rev. Kim Kanitz officiated and burial wa.s in the Milbank Cemetery. Music was provided by Larry Tietjen, vocalist and Kristy Tostenson, organist. Honorary bearers were her friends at Friendship Circle and her granddaughters and great- grandchildren: Abbey Angerhofer, Chelsea Angerhofer, Brianna Johnson. Jordan Thiele, Daniel Thiele, Grace Olson, Alex Angerhofer, and Jossalyn Spiering. Casket bearers were her grandsons: Darin Thiele, David Thiele, Kevin Angerhofer. Todd Angerhofer, Zachary Angerhofer, Dylan Hooth. Collin Hooth. Braeden Johnson Christopher Johnson. and Culver Johnson. Bernice Ruth (Bohlen) Athey was born March 25. 1935. in Milbank. SD. She was the daughter of Ben and Grace (Poel) Bohlen. Bernice attended rural school at Kilborn #1 in Grant County and graduated in 1953 from Corona High School. She was united in marriage with Dennis Hooth at Trinity Lutheran Church in Corona on Oct. 21. 1956. They were blessed with five children: twins Diane and Deb; Bryan, LorE. and Lisa. Bernice later married Stanley Athey on June 24, 1988. Bernice worked' several different jobs including Schad's Bakery, V.F.W. manager and bar maid, Dairy Queen, A & W Restaurant, Whetstone ~'alley Nursing Home. and Park Place~ Bernice loved and cherished her family, especially her grandchildren. great-grandchildren, and step- grandchildren. She enjoyed collecting chicken figurines, gardening, baking, Ortonville PD puts brakes on speeding motorists Throughout July, the Ortonville in an economic impact of more than Police Department conducted $390 million enhanced speed patrols and cited five motorists traveling at illegal speeds during a statewide speed enforce- ment campaign administrated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. "Every time you get behind the wheel, put-safety first, travel at the posted speed limit and reduce your risk for a crash," says Chief Jason Mork. "The posted speed is the speed limit ." Speeding is ihe most commonly reported factor in fatal crashes. Each year in Minnesota, speed contributes to more than 100 traffic deaths and 300 life-altering, serious injuries. In the three-year period 2007-2009 in Minnesota, speed contributed to one traffic death in Big Stone County and 325 fatalities statewide -- resulting In Big Stone County, a typical 10 mph over the limit speeding ticket can cost $125. Among those cited for speed, the average speed was approx- imately 15 miles per hour over the limit Other traffic related citations for the month of July also included: one DUI, one Stop Sign and two Seatbelts. The speed enforcement and educa- tion effort is coordinated by the" Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. The campaign is a component of the state's Toward Zero Death program (TZD). TZD is a multi-agenCy approach to address traffic Issues regionally through enforcement, education, engineering, and emergency trauma care and response. employed as a nurse for nine years, to be faithful to her Lord and to be a Luther Seminary. ECI to raffle playhouse Northridge news for this purpose through the Southwest Initiative Foundation. Once money is raised, the ECI also plans to expand opportunities such as the quarterly newsletter for young families and the Imagination Library (children get a free book in the mail each month until they turn five!) to the rest of Big Stone County ! Money raised through the playhouse fundraiser, and other donations/fundraisers, will be used to support: Imagination Library for chil- dren zero to five in the Ortonville School District and Big Stone County, a quarterly newsletter, family fun events (such as the Big Toy Expo, mu- sicians, field trips, Tot Swim, etc), Ortonville's Early Childhood Initia- . tive is raffling off a hand built play- ' house! Tickets are available at CenBank and MinnWest in Ortonville, for $10 each. ]'he winner will be drawn live on KDIO Monday, Aug. 23. The Early Childhood Initiative has been in Ortonville since 2006 thanks to grant funds from the Southwest Initia- tive Foundation. The grant was a three- year program to focus on children birth up to age six and their families, specif- ically in the Ortonville School District. The last grant installment was received last winter and the group has decided to continue its efforts after the grant money runs out. The "Ortonville Early Childhood Fund" has been established AS LOWAS ! AND REBATES UP TO and cooking. Left to cherish her memory are her five children: Diane (Noel) Cummins of Milbank. SD; Debbie (Darwin) Thiele of Milbank. SD: Bryan Hooth of Milbank, SD: LorE Angerhofer of Milbank. SD: Lisa (Larry) Johnson of Wessington Springs, SD: 13 grandchildren: five great- grandchildren; four s,tep- grandchildren: seven step-great- grandchildren; one sister: Grace (Gilbert) Buttke of Corona. SD: and sister-in-law: Marie Bohlen of Milbank. SD. She was preceded in death by her parents: Ben and Grace Bohlen: one brother: Ado Bohlen; one sister and brother-in-law: Martha and Henry Siemers: one granddaughter: Danielle Thiele; twin grandQhildren: Brady and Britney Johnson; one step-great-great grandson: Jackson Crandall. Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank was in charge of the arrangements for Bernice Athey. To send an electronic condolence visit ON SELECT MODELS All Deal. 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For your safety: Avoid operating Polaris ATVs or RANGERs on paved surfaces or public roads. Riders and passengers should atwa~s wea a he me eyeprotect on. protective clothing and a sea be t (on RANGERvehicles). Never engage in stunt driving and avoid excessive speeds and sharp u ns, Po aris edui A1V mode s a e or riders age 16 and older. Drivers ofRANG&~veteclesmestbaatleastl6yeersoldwithavaliddrver,s naese. A I ATV riders shi)uld take a safety,training course. Fol ATV sefety and train=no information ;aft the SVIA at (800) 887-2887, see your dealer, or cat~ Polaris at [800) 342-3764. @2010 Polaris Industries ~nc. FRED (Fathers Reading Every Day) and other reading events, nature activ- ities, childcare provider appreciation, professional training opportunities. outreach to families with new babies, support of ECFE programming, school readiness activities, coordination of these events and activities, and more. The first five years of life are ex- tremely important developmentally. Children's brains are more active dur- ing these years than at any other time of life! Studies have repeatedly shown that a strong investment in these early years through quality children's pro- grammmg and support of parents of young children results in an enormous long term savings, from causes as var- ied as less extra academic help needed when kids are school age to reduced in- carceration rates. To learn more about the Early Childhood Initiative, or to make a do- nation, contact coordinators Karl Dorry (839-6229) or Laura Lamb (839-7100). Saving on home Rlsi.wance is "No Problem." Insurance for their home and mobile home protection. Stop in and ask uL about quality flexible pa~em plans and "No Problem" claim service. ~uto-Owner~ Insurance Life Home Car Business Tom Kindt Agency 113 NW First Street.Ortonville, MN Phone 320-839-6145 July has ended and we find ourselves in the final push of summer. August can be a very hot month but typically the evenings are cooler. - Soon the leaves will be turning color and the flowers will lose their luster. Until then we continue to enjoy getting outside and watching the garden with its beautiful shades of blue, yellow, red, and orange. The Marigolds seem to be the hardiest flower in the garden but we find that the Vincas do well also. Our tomatoes are finally getting some fruit on them. Now we just hope the deer will leave them alone so we can enjoy the taste of fresh tomatoes too. The past month has been busy. Activities included the Red Hat Recycled Beauties serving cake at our July birthday party while the Melody Kings entertained with their music. Voting took place during July and we realize what a privilege it is to be able to vote and have our voices heard, even at our age. Some of the residents enjoyed a supper out on the evening of July 21 at the First English Lutheran Church. It was very good! On July 28. the First English Lutheran Church service was held in the gazebo. The weather cooperated so we could be outside in God's world. Thank you to the First English members who helped get the service organized. They do a lot of extra work to make this happen. The Golden Tunes were at Northridge on the 27th and we really enjoyed their musm. The County Gal from New Ulm came on July 16 and entertained the volunteers. We served root beer floats. It was a great Minnwest Bank 21 Southeast Second Street, P.O. Box 128 Ortonville, MN 56278 (320) 839-2568 EQUAL HOUSING LENDER FDIC afternoon: As often as possible we go on bus rides traveling around town and the area. Just getting out seeing how much the corn is growing in the fields is wonderful. During the month we have been reading Mother Goose rhymes and I want to share one with you: Cry baby bunting Cry baby bunting Daddy's gone a hunting To fetch a rabbit skin To wrap the baby bunting in Cry baby bunting Our thought for the month is from Ruth Hoernemann: "Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves" Until we meet again, Page 10 ItDEPENDENT Tuesday, Augustl0.2010