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Obituaries John Larsen John Larsen, 55, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at his home in Champlin, surrounded by his family. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Servant of Christ Lutheran Church, 740 E. Hayden Lake Road, Champlin, at 12:30 p.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. John Martin Larsen was born June 19, 1956 in Milbank, SD to Reuben and Marion (Olson) Larsen. He was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Browns Valley and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Ortonville. John was a 1974 graduate of Virginia Thymian Memorial services for Virginia Thymian will be held on Sunday, Aug., 21, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. at Zniewski Funeral Home-Vaala Chapel in Appleton with Pastor Cathie Rhodes officiating. Interment will be at the Appleton City Cemetery. Virginia Ledell Thymian was born on July 13, 1920, in Kingsley, IA to parents Marcus and Metta (Gist) Kehrberg. After a brief stay in Kentucky, the family moved to the Correll area and then to Clinton where she graduated from high school in 1940. On June 11, 1940, she was married to Roy Thymian at Clinton. In the early years of her marriage Ortonville High School. On Sept. 15, 1984, he married Karen Kind. To'this un?on one son, John Martin Jr., was born July 14, 1988. John worked at various construction jobs and most recently at Brady Corp. for 23 years. John enjoyed the outdoors, his garden, hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed the times at the lake. Through his battle with cancer he always kept his sense of humor and always had a joke to make everyone else feel better. He also had a very strong faith in God. His smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed. John is survived by his wife Karen and son John Jr. of Champlin; mother, Marion Larsen of Big Stone City, SD; six brothers and sisters, Diane Reding of Marengo, IL, Trudy (Dale) Martig of Clinton, Karen (Mike Orth) Kerrick of Ham Lake, Lori (Kevin) Bogenreif of Chanhassen, Richard (Anne) Larsen of Champlin and Todd (Deanna) Larsen of Dayton; brothers- in-law and sister-in-law, Scott Kind, Matt (Stephanie) Kind and Cynthy (Gary) Carlson; father and mother-in- law, Don and Nancy Kind; uncle Carroll (Doris) Olson of Dauphin Island, AL; aunts, Marjorie Lantis of Big Stone City, SD, Evelyn Moser of Milbank, SD and Janiece Larsen, Ortonville; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Reuben, brother-in-law Don Reding, his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Blessed be his memory. We love you John. Happy fishing. to Roy, Virginia was a valuable help to Roy on their farm near Correll. At the same time she worked in the post office for many years. Later, she and Roy owned and operated the Correll Caf6, where she made outstanding meals, pastries, bread and desserts. A lot of the food served was raised in her own garden. Throughout her life Virginia enjoyed gardening, yard work, bowling, fishing, hunting, sewing, quilting, reading, cross word puzzles, crypto quips, jigsaw puzzles, card playing, computer games, astronomy, pets and animals of any kind. She was an avid Twins baseball and Timberwolves basketball fan. Virginia enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and neighbors. She especially loved being with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was a very friendly and outgoing person. Virginia died on Thursday, J'uly 28, at Park River Estates Care Center in Coon Rapids. She attained 91 years, and 15 days of age. She is survived by her son, David (Susan) Thymian, of Mounds View; grandson, Marcus (Michelle) Thymian of Chicago, IL; granddaughter, Jennifer (Bob) Bennett, of Blaine; great-grandchildren: Tyler and Henry Thymian, and Natalie and Janessa Bennett; sister, Ivy Kennedy, of Clearwater, FL; two sisters-in-law: Dolores Kehrberg, of Appleton and Marjorie Morrison of Ortonville; and other relatives and friends. Preceding Virginia in death were her parents; her husband, Roy, on Oct. 31,2002; her daughter, Karen Dosdal; her sister, Alma Martinson; and her brother, MJ Kehrberg. Edward Baumgartner Larson Funeral Home announces the death of Edward Baumgartner, age 80, of Ortonville. ., . Edward passed  away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at United Hospital in  St. Paul.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 13, ,li 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Pastor Tim Renstrom officiated and burial was at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville. Pallbearers were Duane Mitchell, Col. (Ret) Duane Marholz, CSM (Ret) Dwayne Koehntopp, LTC, Steve Hanson, Dr. Rob Rettget and Col. (Ret) Ken Digre. Military Honors were being provided by the Minnesota Army National Guard and the State Funeral Honors Team. Edward F. Baumgartner, Col. (Ret), was born June 2, 1931 to Frederick and Alvina (Knopp) Baumgartner in Synnes Township, Stevens County. The family moved to Ortonville in April 1938. Eddie was confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church on May 26, 1946 and was a lifelong member. In 1948 Ed began his long and distinguished military career. He graduated from Ortonville High School on June 3, 1949. He worked locally at the Coast to Coast store where he also began a career in the hardware business. In January 1951 he began his training in Field Artillery at Camp Rucker, AL. On Oct. 19, 1952 he married Audrey Mitchell. They raised three daughters whom he loved spending time with. Ed trained at Ft. Sill, OK, Ft. Greeley, AK, Camp Ripley, and attended Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He worked his way up through the ranks in the Army National Guard and after 31 years of serving in the Field Artillery, he retired in April of 1980, well known as Col. Eddie. He had a passion for cars and woodworking, and enjoyed "tinkering" with both. Other hobbies he enjoyed were hunting, fishing, boating and relaxing at the lake, golf, reading, and spent a lot of time traveling. In later years he developed a very special friendship with Audrey Hanson and her family, Deb and Danielle Carlson, Lori, Rob, Blake and Claire Roettger, and LTC Steve, Julie, Erin and Lauren Hanson. They traveled, spent time at the lake, and golfed. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Audrey, and one sister Evelyn Mack. Edward is survived by his daughters: Linda (Jeff) Melander, Sharon (Dan) Bogenreif and Sandy Baumgartner; grandchildren: Jodelle (Brian) Schroeder, Jerrod (Rachel) Melander, Jayson (Heidi) Bogenreif, Jessie (Brent) Pulskamp; Sidnie, Avery, Finley, Luke, Rowan, Skylie, Adam, and Briggs; sisters: Luella Mack andMarcY Holt; brothers-in- hix: Duan'e (Marilyn) Mitchell and i Dale Anderson; special friend Audrey Hanson and her family: Lori (Rob) Roettger and their children Blake and Claire, Steve (Julie) Hanson and their children Erin and Lauren and Deb Carlson and her daughter Danielle; and many nieces and nephews. Larson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Edward Baumgartner. To send condolences to the family on-line, visit our website at www.larsonfuneral.com James Allen Peterson James Allen Peterson was born on April 10, 1946 in Ortonville, where he grew up. He passed away on May 4, 2011 in Denver, CO. A celebration of Jim Peterson's life will take place at the Congregational United Church of Christ, Ortonville, on Saturday, Aug. 20,2011 at 10 a.m. Visitation at the church will be Friday, Aug. 19 from 5-7 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service. Internment will follow at the Mound Cemetery in Ortonville. Lunch will be served immediately after the Phyllis Anne Stapp and his step daughter Cindy Dobyns. He graduated from Ortonville High School and from Dunwoody Industrial Institute in Electrical Construction. He did his apprenticeship in Denver, CO and worked 35 years as an electrician. He loved his work, his union, and his friends. Usually, he worked on power plants. He was a project superintendent for Johnson Controls and the Western Region Construction Manager for Honeywell. He was a proud member of the following organizations: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 68 Denver, CO, American Legion Big Stone, SD, Moose Lodge 407 Ortonville, Congregational United service. Church of Christ He was the son of Philip and Anne Ortonville, American Legion Riders Peterson and is survived by his sister, Post 178 Lakewood, CO, Sons of State Auditor Otto American Legion Squadron 178 Lakewood, CO. He loved the great outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing, riding his Harley and telling lies with his buddies. He had a standing reservation for the Sturgis Bike Week. He had friends from all over the United States and even a friend in Australia. His friends at the American Legion were his second family. He enjoyed walking with the Colorado Mills Walkers in the morning and afterwards having coffee. Jim Peterson was a very special person with a big heart and had an aura of kindness. His smile and giggle will always be remembered. When you hear the thunder, just report on special districts State Auditor Rebecca Otto has re- Special districts reported total gov- non-operating revenues of $595.6 mil- leased the Special Districts Finance Report, a comprehensive report on Minnesota's special districts revenues, expenditures and debt for fiscal year 2009. Special districts are local govern- ment units created or authorized by state law to address issues that tran- scend traditional local government boundaries. Special districts perform specific duties or provide specific serv- ices in a limited scope. Some may levy taxes and/or special assessments. Some examples of special districts services include watershed manage- ment, soil and water conservation, san- itation, and regional development. Some of the larger special districts in Minnesota include the Metropolitan Council, and the Minnesota Ballpark Authority. Highlights from the report include: emmental fund revenues of $1.15 bil- lion in 2009. The primary sources of revenues for special district govern- mental funds in 2009 were taxes (28 percent), state grants (22 percent), all other revenues (14 percent), local grants (14 percent) and federal grants (12 percent). Special districts reported total gov- ernmental expenditures of $1.17 billion in 2009. Of this amount, $756.8 mil- lion were current expenditures, $346.1 million were capital expenditures, and $67.0 million were debt service pay- ments. In 2009, special district enterprise operations reported operating revenues of $1.96 billion, operating expenditures of $2.28 billion, and operating losses of $315.2 million (operating revenues minus operating expenses). In addi- tion, special district enterprises had Valborg Larson The Zahrbock funeral home of Madison announces the death of 82- year-old Valborg Larson of Bellingham, who passed away on Friday, Aug. 12 in the Ortonville Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bellingham. Rev. David Hall will officiate with burial in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon and evening with a Public Prayer Service Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Zahrbock Rosy Sandro Private Graveside services for Rosy Sandro will be held. Rosy died on Saturday, Aug., 13, 2011 at Northridge Residence in Ortonville. She had lived to reach the age of 100 years. Rosy Virginia Moen Sandro was born on Oct.19, 1910 in rural Hammer, Grant Co. SD to parents Herman and Hannah (Kleven) Moen. She grew up in the New Effington, SD area where she attended Hammer Elementary School and New Effington High School. After graduation, Rosy attended Northern University in Aberdeen, SD and the University of South Dakota in Madison, SD where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Funeral home in Madison. Visitation will continue before services on Thursday in the Church. Valborg Larson is survived by her husband Norman Larson of Bellingham, three sons Norman and Mary Larson of Casp Grande, AZ, Dennis and G'loria Larson of Odessa and DeWayne and Gloria Larson also of Odessa, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two step grandchildren, three brothers; Robert Schake of Big Lake, Stanley Schake of Arizona and Virgil Schake of Camebridge, one sister Mildred Dixon of Finlaysen. Teaching. On June 6, 1935, she was united in marriage to Gustav Sandro at her parent's home in rural Hammer, SD. To this union, they were blessed with three children: Marcia, Keith and Grant. Rosy started teaching in a country school. She then taught elementary grades in Big Stone City, Revillo and Clear Lake, SD. Rosy is survived by her children: Marcia Sandro of Ortonville and Grant (Sharon Engebretson) Sandro of Chico, CA, five grandchildren; six great-granchildren. Rosy was preceded in death by her husband Gustav Sandro; son and daughter-in-law: Keith and Kathy (Flanery) Sandro; and one grandchild Kirsten (Sandro) Rausch. Larson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 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Milbank, South Dakota E IIIwy 12, IMIIb=HI $111 - 60-432-Olll www. rn Idwestpowergports. net think that it's Jimmy looking down on I you riding his Harley in Heaven. , ] Jim-We Love You. I releases 00on'tmiss ,,i. to a your kids will love! TICKETS: $10.00 EACH AVAILABLE AT HARDWARE HANK OR JAVA JULES You may also purchase a blank ticket and Family Services will fill in the name of a child who might not otherwise have a chance to win. Drawing for winner on Monday, Aug. 22 on KDIO Radio! All proceeds  FiScal host from raffle to benefit  for (he ECI is i, III I"l sg Stone Ortonville lAI I A Area Early Childhood lion, non-operating expenses of $257.1 million, and a net profit of $23.3 mil- lion. Non operating revenues include sources such as taxes, intergovernmen- tal grants, and interest income. Special districts reported $5.49 bil- lion in outstanding long-term debt (bonds and other long-term debt) in 2009. Three special districts accounted for $3.90 billion, or 71.1 percent, of the total outstanding long-term debt of spe- cial districts. The three special districts are the Metropolitan Airports Commis- sion; the Metropolitan Council; and the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency. To view the complete Report, which includes an Executive Summary, graphs and tables, please go to: www.auditor.state.mn.us/default.aspx? page=20110810.000. NOTICE DISTRICT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BIG STONE ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of CLIFFORD OLIVER THOMPSON a/k/a CLIFFORD O. THOMPSON, Deceased TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: It is Ordered and Notice is hereby given that on the 31st day of August, 2011, at 8:00 A.M., a hearing will be held in the above named Court at Ortonville, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the above named decedent, dated February 23, 1984, and for the appointment of Lucille D. Thompson, whose address is 126 1st St. SE #11, Ortonville, MN 56278, as personal representative of the estate of the above named decedent in unsupervised administration, and that any objections thereto must be filed with the Court. That, if proper, and no objections are filed, said personal representative will be appointed to administer the estate, to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, and sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts for the estate. Notice is further given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801(b)(c)) ALL CREDITORS having claim against said estate are required to present the same to the personal representatives or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: Aug. 1,2011 Gerald J. Seibel, Judge of District Court Sandee Tollefson, Court Administrator by Sheila R. Pohl, Deputy CraigO. Ash AshLaw Office, LLC 25 NW 2nd Street NW #101 Ortonville, MN 56278 Attorney License No. 0218157 Telephone (320) 839-2551 Fax: (320) 839-2553 Email: craig @ ashlawoffices.com (Aug. 9 & 16, 2011) Court report (Week of Aug. 10, 2011) MN State Patrol Nathan Charles Burmeister, Chokio, Speeding, 73/55, Fined $145. Melanie Kay Borgheiinck, Beardsley, Speeding, 73/55, Traffic Regulation-Seat Belt Required, Fined $170. Joseph Duane Sterling, Browns Valley, Traffic Regulation-Seat Be, It Required, Fined $110. Richard Allen Geyer, Benson, Traffic Regulation-Vehicle carrying Farm Produce Leaking, Fined $145. Richard S. Heuertz, River Falls, WI, Speeding, 73/55, Fined $145. John J, Jr. Adkins, Benson, Drugs- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Fined $135. Rita Marie Hausmann, Cheyenne, WY, Speeding, 74/55, Fined $145. Robert Roy Fuller, Golden Valley, Speeding, 73/55, Fined $145. Big Stone County Sheriff's Office William Patrick, Jr. Ryan, Ortonville, Consumption by persons under 21, Open bottle law, Fined $285. Erica Deborah Stattelman, Ortonville, Consumption by persons under 21, Open bottle law, Fined $285. Andrew John Strei, Ortonville, Consumption by persons under 21, Fined $185. David E. Crossley, Aberdeen, SD, Speeding, 74/55, Fined $145. Timothy Steven Thurston, Groton, SD, Speeding, 65/55, Fined $125. Jorge Arturo Alonzo, New Rockford, ND, No Drivers License in Possession or FI to Display Upon Request, Traffic 'Regulation-Proof of Insurance, Fined $305. Kyle David Kleindl, Ortonville, Disorderly Conduct, Fined $185. Steven Dennis Lind, St. Paul, Speeding, 69/55, Fined $135. Stanley E. Williams, Ortonville, Issue Dishonored Check, Fined $165. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 00INDEPENDENT Page 7b