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Obituaries Arlynn D. Cooper Pete Redepenning Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Odessa for Pete Redepenning. Rev. Edwin Parker officiated. Congregational songs were sung, with Julie Thymian at the organ. Military honors were presented by Gertji-Van Lith Post 229, Big Stone City, SD. Active pallbearers were Doug Laub, Steve Teske, Kimber Roehl, Jerrold Peters, David Ellings0n and Randy Christensen. Concluding services were held at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Larry Clarence Redepenning was born Sept. 27, 1940, in rural Nassau, to parents Otto and Lena (Goetsch) Redepenning. He was baptized Nov. 3, 1940 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Walter Township. Pete was confirmed on June 6, 1954 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Odessa. Pete attended school in Odessa, graduating from Odessa High School in 1958. He entered the United States Army on Oct. 28, 1963. He served overseas in Germany and had reached the grade of specialist 4 before being Honorably Discharged on Oct. 10, 1966. Pete returned to Odessa and found emloyment at the Odessa Elevator. He then began work with Ellingson's, working as a Bee Keeper. Death came to Pete, Aug. 10, 1999; at his home in Odessa. He had reached the age of 58 years, 10 months and 13 days. In life, Pete enjoyed the time he spent working with the bee's in Texas. He loved being with his grandson, family and friends, and riding horses. Pete was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and the American Legion. Pete is survived by two children: Jesse and wife Sarina Redepenning of Grafton, ND and Becky and husband Kevin Gloege of Ortonville, four grandchildren: Mellissa, Jessica, Luke and Logan, brothers and sisters: Dorothy Grabow of Corona, SD, Lillian and husband Leonard Meister of rural Revillo, SD, Violet and husband Dwight Borgerson of Bellingham, Vernon and wife Marlus Redepenning also of Bellingham, Clifford and wife Jackie Redepenning of Ortonville, Florence and husband Butch Christenson of rural Odessa, Donald Redepenning of Bloomington, Jim Redepenning of Rockford, and Loretta and husband Orville Folkerts of St. Louis Park. Pete was preceded in death by his parents, sister in childhood, sister-in- law Zona Redepenning, brother-in-law Harris Grabow and a nephew Eric Redepenning. Ericka L. Pearson Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999 for Ericka L. (Steen) Pearson, 70, at MapleRidge Church, 8450 Elm Creek Boulevard, Maple Grove. Interment was at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Ericka died Aug. 7 in Osseo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Hildebrandt and Louise (Redepenning) Hildebrandt; first husband, Kenneth A. Steen; second husband, Robert A. Pearson; son, Curtis Steen and stepson, Robert Pearson, Jr. She is survived by daugher, Nancy Steen and husband, Michael McManus; sons, Paul Steen, Brad Steen and wife, Kim; and Mark Steen; grandchildren, Jessica and Charlie Steen and Lake McManus; brothers, Ginther Hildebrandt and Manfred Hildebrandt; sister, Ruth Hildebrandt; stepsons, Kim Pearson and Donald Pearson; and step-daughter, Diane Wimperis. Arrangements by Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel, 6527 Portland Avenue S., Richfield, MN 55423. Arlynn D. Cooper of Rockford, IL died Saturday Aug 14,1999 at home after a courageous five year battle with cancer. Arlyn was born May 23, 1928 in Clinton. Son of Arlo & Florence (Wade) Cooper. He married Eileen Anderson on Feb. 19, 1950. To this union two children were born, Pamela and Craig. The Coopers moved to Rockford, IL, in 1950. He spent 35 years with Anderson Brothers Mfg. and retired from Sealright Co., Kansas City, Mo. Arlynn was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He served in Japan with WWlI, Army occupation 1948-1949. He enjoyed fislling, hunting, golfing, woodworking, and gardening. He also enjoyed his winter home and many friends in Weslaco, TX. Arlynn was a member of Zor Shrine, Freeport Masonic Lodge, and American Legion. Survivors include his wife Eileen and daughter Pamela, father Arlo, and sister Carol Johnson, four nephews, one niece, three aunts, six godchildren, and several cousins. He was predeceased by his mother and son. There will be a private ceremony. Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice or to the family. Arrangements are by Fitzerald & Associates, Mulford Chapel 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Rockford, I1. Fall extension day scheduled TEe University of Minnesota Extension Service - Minnesota River Cluster is hosting three Fall Extension Days late August and early September for Extension Home Study Group members and interested citizens. Sites scheduled include: August 30, 7 - 9 p.m. at the Memorial Building in Clinton September 9, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the City Hall in Clarkfield September 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Chippewa County Courthouse Assembly Room in Montevideo. The Fall Extension Days will feature two lessons. The first hour feature "Minnesota Health Care Directive" taught by Sara R. Croymans, Extension Educator, Chippewa County. Participants will learn more about the Minnesota Health Care Directive, a tool used to guide health care decisions when an individual is unable to do so because of incapacity. The Second hour will feature "Herbs as Medicine" taught by Roselyn Biermaier. Extension Educator, Yellow Medicine County. Participants will learn about herbs for medicinal purposes and will learn to sort out fact from hype and become an educated user of food for medicine. There is no pre-registration to attend the Fall Extension Days. Annual meeting Ortonville High School Alumni Associations Annual meeting will be held during the cornfest at the Cashtown Cafe's Granite room at 706 S.E. Second Street, Ortonville, Sat. Aug 21 at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. All past, present and future members are urged to attend! Some important votes will be taken at this meeting. b Norwood Young Americd August 27-29 Minnesota' O do':;t Ccletr,qtl(),l . .'t!:, tr'ith,5; v(?.t of ,ll.f, On HtvW; . , :,71 Friday 5pm-Mldrdght German BanclBeer Garden 7pm-gpm Hedt=ge & Klnderlest Tent= Saturday 9am--4pm 125 Exhibitor Arl@Cralto Show 11am-11pro Old Time & German Muldc/Beer Garden Sunday 9:30am-10:30am German Church Service 10:30am-10pm Old Time & German Muldc/Beer Garden 1 lam-7pm Heritage & KInderfelt Tent Call the Stlffungsfmll Hotllne (612) 467-3365 for a complete schedule. C.m//free from metro. Folk Arts Grant.--Mlnneliota State Art= Board I II I 605-432-9236 What's Happening at... UN SQUA Honday - August 16 Gym Refinishing. Gym closed for approx. 2 CASE POSITIONS Southwest Minnesota Private Industry One position at the Montevideo Montevideo, MN One position at the Worthington Worthington, MN Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Human Counseling, or related area and/or four year in Human Services Program. Familiarity and training programs and coordinating g skills and basic computer )onsibilities include: Assess em training needs of eligible customers, develop each customer, and recommend services to Organize and conduct job seeking skills ing individual assistance with goal-setting preparation. Conduct weekly job clubs tomers with accessing information, providing and feed back to encourage success. a member of a team within the agency and ability to develop and maintain effective ships with customers, coordinating agencies essential. Salary: DOQ, Health Insurance and other Send resume by August 30, 1999 Mary Mulder, SW MN Private Industry 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN An Equal Opportunity Employer/Provide The Ultimate In Neighborhood Travel TWO PASSENGER Global Electric MotorCar OOO OR Colors Green- Red Yellow White- Blue or For the Golf FOUR PASSENGER / J Global Attachments GEM's Changeable Modular Cargo Packs let you carry just about anything - from groceries to luggage to golf gear - and these handy units install in no time at all! 1 Swivel Pack Utility Pack Golf Pack Standard Features Safe - GEM is equipped with front-wheel drive, four-wheel hydraulic brakes, safety glass windshield with wiper, and three-point anchored seatbelts. Standard features include headlights, high-mounted brake lights and turn signals. And GEM stands as tall as a mini-van, making it highly visi- ble even in the busiest traffic. Practical GEM is "practical" because it goes "practically" anywhere. It's inex- pensive to operate, reduces traffic congestion and there are no exhaust emissions. GEM is quiet and quick. It's great for neighbor- hood residents, vacationers and professional people. GEM makes it easy to run errands.. Pick up the kids. Zip to the store, to meet- ings, to job sites. GEM creates a new lifestyle of function and con- venience! Affordable GEM keeps cost down with low-maintenance batteries and an on-board charger that plugs into any 110-volt outlet to fully charge GEM in just 8 to 12 hours. The GEM has an operating cost of about a penny per mile and delivers plenty of value because it's built to last. Call Jim or Sara Kaercher for a demo ride-(320) 83 GEM seats ably. speed up by the street stateS. state Page 12 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Obituaries Arlynn D. Cooper Pete Redepenning Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Odessa for Pete Redepenning. Rev. Edwin Parker officiated. Congregational songs were sung, with Julie Thymian at the organ. Military honors were presented by Gertji-Van Lith Post 229, Big Stone City, SD. Active pallbearers were Doug Laub, Steve Teske, Kimber Roehl, Jerrold Peters, David Ellings0n and Randy Christensen. Concluding services were held at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Larry Clarence Redepenning was born Sept. 27, 1940, in rural Nassau, to parents Otto and Lena (Goetsch) Redepenning. He was baptized Nov. 3, 1940 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Walter Township. Pete was confirmed on June 6, 1954 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Odessa. Pete attended school in Odessa, graduating from Odessa High School in 1958. He entered the United States Army on Oct. 28, 1963. He served overseas in Germany and had reached the grade of specialist 4 before being Honorably Discharged on Oct. 10, 1966. Pete returned to Odessa and found emloyment at the Odessa Elevator. He then began work with Ellingson's, working as a Bee Keeper. Death came to Pete, Aug. 10, 1999; at his home in Odessa. He had reached the age of 58 years, 10 months and 13 days. In life, Pete enjoyed the time he spent working with the bee's in Texas. He loved being with his grandson, family and friends, and riding horses. Pete was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and the American Legion. Pete is survived by two children: Jesse and wife Sarina Redepenning of Grafton, ND and Becky and husband Kevin Gloege of Ortonville, four grandchildren: Mellissa, Jessica, Luke and Logan, brothers and sisters: Dorothy Grabow of Corona, SD, Lillian and husband Leonard Meister of rural Revillo, SD, Violet and husband Dwight Borgerson of Bellingham, Vernon and wife Marlus Redepenning also of Bellingham, Clifford and wife Jackie Redepenning of Ortonville, Florence and husband Butch Christenson of rural Odessa, Donald Redepenning of Bloomington, Jim Redepenning of Rockford, and Loretta and husband Orville Folkerts of St. Louis Park. Pete was preceded in death by his parents, sister in childhood, sister-in- law Zona Redepenning, brother-in-law Harris Grabow and a nephew Eric Redepenning. Ericka L. Pearson Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999 for Ericka L. (Steen) Pearson, 70, at MapleRidge Church, 8450 Elm Creek Boulevard, Maple Grove. Interment was at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Ericka died Aug. 7 in Osseo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Hildebrandt and Louise (Redepenning) Hildebrandt; first husband, Kenneth A. Steen; second husband, Robert A. Pearson; son, Curtis Steen and stepson, Robert Pearson, Jr. She is survived by daugher, Nancy Steen and husband, Michael McManus; sons, Paul Steen, Brad Steen and wife, Kim; and Mark Steen; grandchildren, Jessica and Charlie Steen and Lake McManus; brothers, Ginther Hildebrandt and Manfred Hildebrandt; sister, Ruth Hildebrandt; stepsons, Kim Pearson and Donald Pearson; and step-daughter, Diane Wimperis. Arrangements by Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel, 6527 Portland Avenue S., Richfield, MN 55423. Arlynn D. Cooper of Rockford, IL died Saturday Aug 14,1999 at home after a courageous five year battle with cancer. Arlyn was born May 23, 1928 in Clinton. Son of Arlo & Florence (Wade) Cooper. He married Eileen Anderson on Feb. 19, 1950. To this union two children were born, Pamela and Craig. The Coopers moved to Rockford, IL, in 1950. He spent 35 years with Anderson Brothers Mfg. and retired from Sealright Co., Kansas City, Mo. Arlynn was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He served in Japan with WWlI, Army occupation 1948-1949. He enjoyed fislling, hunting, golfing, woodworking, and gardening. He also enjoyed his winter home and many friends in Weslaco, TX. Arlynn was a member of Zor Shrine, Freeport Masonic Lodge, and American Legion. Survivors include his wife Eileen and daughter Pamela, father Arlo, and sister Carol Johnson, four nephews, one niece, three aunts, six godchildren, and several cousins. He was predeceased by his mother and son. There will be a private ceremony. Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice or to the family. Arrangements are by Fitzerald & Associates, Mulford Chapel 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Rockford, I1. Fall extension day scheduled TEe University of Minnesota Extension Service - Minnesota River Cluster is hosting three Fall Extension Days late August and early September for Extension Home Study Group members and interested citizens. Sites scheduled include: August 30, 7 - 9 p.m. at the Memorial Building in Clinton September 9, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the City Hall in Clarkfield September 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Chippewa County Courthouse Assembly Room in Montevideo. The Fall Extension Days will feature two lessons. The first hour feature "Minnesota Health Care Directive" taught by Sara R. Croymans, Extension Educator, Chippewa County. Participants will learn more about the Minnesota Health Care Directive, a tool used to guide health care decisions when an individual is unable to do so because of incapacity. The Second hour will feature "Herbs as Medicine" taught by Roselyn Biermaier. Extension Educator, Yellow Medicine County. Participants will learn about herbs for medicinal purposes and will learn to sort out fact from hype and become an educated user of food for medicine. There is no pre-registration to attend the Fall Extension Days. Annual meeting Ortonville High School Alumni Associations Annual meeting will be held during the cornfest at the Cashtown Cafe's Granite room at 706 S.E. Second Street, Ortonville, Sat. Aug 21 at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. All past, present and future members are urged to attend! Some important votes will be taken at this meeting. b Norwood Young Americd August 27-29 Minnesota' O do':;t Ccletr,qtl(),l . .'t!:, tr'ith,5; v(?.t of ,ll.f, On HtvW; . , :,71 Friday 5pm-Mldrdght German BanclBeer Garden 7pm-gpm Hedt=ge & Klnderlest Tent= Saturday 9am--4pm 125 Exhibitor Arl@Cralto Show 11am-11pro Old Time & German Muldc/Beer Garden Sunday 9:30am-10:30am German Church Service 10:30am-10pm Old Time & German Muldc/Beer Garden 1 lam-7pm Heritage & KInderfelt Tent Call the Stlffungsfmll Hotllne (612) 467-3365 for a complete schedule. C.m//free from metro. Folk Arts Grant.--Mlnneliota State Art= Board I II I 605-432-9236 What's Happening at... UN SQUA Honday - August 16 Gym Refinishing. Gym closed for approx. 2 CASE POSITIONS Southwest Minnesota Private Industry One position at the Montevideo Montevideo, MN One position at the Worthington Worthington, MN Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Human Counseling, or related area and/or four year in Human Services Program. Familiarity and training programs and coordinating g skills and basic computer )onsibilities include: Assess em training needs of eligible customers, develop each customer, and recommend services to Organize and conduct job seeking skills ing individual assistance with goal-setting preparation. Conduct weekly job clubs tomers with accessing information, providing and feed back to encourage success. a member of a team within the agency and ability to develop and maintain effective ships with customers, coordinating agencies essential. Salary: DOQ, Health Insurance and other Send resume by August 30, 1999 Mary Mulder, SW MN Private Industry 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN An Equal Opportunity Employer/Provide The Ultimate In Neighborhood Travel TWO PASSENGER Global Electric MotorCar OOO OR Colors Green- Red Yellow White- Blue or For the Golf FOUR PASSENGER / J Global Attachments GEM's Changeable Modular Cargo Packs let you carry just about anything - from groceries to luggage to golf gear - and these handy units install in no time at all! 1 Swivel Pack Utility Pack Golf Pack Standard Features Safe - GEM is equipped with front-wheel drive, four-wheel hydraulic brakes, safety glass windshield with wiper, and three-point anchored seatbelts. Standard features include headlights, high-mounted brake lights and turn signals. And GEM stands as tall as a mini-van, making it highly visi- ble even in the busiest traffic. Practical GEM is "practical" because it goes "practically" anywhere. It's inex- pensive to operate, reduces traffic congestion and there are no exhaust emissions. GEM is quiet and quick. It's great for neighbor- hood residents, vacationers and professional people. GEM makes it easy to run errands.. Pick up the kids. Zip to the store, to meet- ings, to job sites. GEM creates a new lifestyle of function and con- venience! Affordable GEM keeps cost down with low-maintenance batteries and an on-board charger that plugs into any 110-volt outlet to fully charge GEM in just 8 to 12 hours. The GEM has an operating cost of about a penny per mile and delivers plenty of value because it's built to last. Call Jim or Sara Kaercher for a demo ride-(320) 83 GEM seats ably. speed up by the street stateS. state Page 12 00INDEPENDENT