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Issendorf Services for Russell of Browns Valley, were born on Feb. 22, 1926 parents Clarence and Issendorf. Russell eeville and attended School. After farming with his ug. 10, 1947 Russell nage to Marion In the winter months while not farming, Russell fished commercially. After he decided to stop farming, Russell and Marion moved into Browns Valley where he began carpentry work with his sons. Russell retired in the early 1990's and continued to live in Browns Valley where he was a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church. Russell enjoyed deer hunting, playing cards and fishing. To Russell his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren were a special joy. Russell passed away on Aug. 19, 2003 reaching the age of 77 years, five months and 28 days. Survivors include his wife Marion of Browns Valley; two children, Dale Issendorf of Browns Valley and Darrel (Kathy) Issendorf of Beardsley; two brothers, Floyd (Pearl) Issendorf of Clinton, Irvin Issendorf of Oregon; a half sister Dorothy; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! ] Wendland Ramm Wendland was e and Mabel (Von in Yellow Bank qui Parle County, on Uated from the high lgham in 1934 and College in in 1939. She first School at Frederick, hi she met Victor taught in the high were married on t. James. At the end Victor entered the lived on a military Victor was sent 's returned to MN to Leonard and Kay, was born hospital. at she and Sandra to live with her Gladys taught in Bellingham, for parents decided to in Anaheim, CA, Went with them. helm, Gladys met and they were 1951 in Anaheim. They have made their home in Anaheim, CA since that time. She did substitute teaching and she and Albert were very active in their church. Two sons, Charles and William were born to them. Gladys had a heart attack in her home on Aug. 18, was taken to a hospital. She had another heart attack the next evening and she passed away. Funeral services were held in the Magnolia Baptist Church in Anaheim with burial in Fullerton, CA on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003. Gladys is survived by her husband, Albert Ramm, the two sons, Charles (and Marjorie) Ramm and William (and Pamela) Ramm and their three sons, Jonathon, Jared and Joel, two brothers, Dr. Leonard (and Carroll) Wendland of Hacienda Heights, CA and Harold (and Olive) Wendland of Bellingham, a sister, Iona Brock of Anaheim and a sister-in-law, Lillian Wendland of Bellingham. Preceding in death were her parents, her first husband, Victor Malmrose, her daughter, Sandra Malmrose McGraw of Portland, Oregon, her son-in-law, Riley McGraw of Portland, OR and her grandson, Kevin McGraw of Portland OR., and her brother, Clifford Wendland of Bellingham. Celda Lundin Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 20th, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Revillo, SD for Celda, Mrs. Earl Lundin. Celda passed away Aug. 15, 2003, at the Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Rev. Keith Smith officiated. Special music was provided by organist Lucille Sime and two soloists; Jan Schnaser and Don Malherek. Pallbearers were; Mark Meyer, Tom Frogner, Geoffrey Street, Doug Wollschlager, Tim Wollschlager and Dennis Harstad. Concluding services were held at Augusta Cemetery of rural Marietta. Celda Marie Kruse was born June 9, 1937 in rural Marietta, the only child of Clarence and Gladys (Engebretson) Kruse. She was baptized and confirmed into Augusta Lutheran Church of Marietta. Celda graduated from Marietta High School in 1955 and earned a bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College in 1959. Celda married Earl Lundin in 1960. They had two daughters, LaDonna and LaRonda. Celda was a teacher for 19 years. She taught at Maynard, her first year and then at Revillo for a year after she was married. When her girls were small, she returned to teaching at the new Grant-Deuel School in Revillo. She opened the school library and also taught business classes. She was in charge of the yearbook and concessions, kept score for girls' basketball games, and was a class advisor, along with numerous other extra curricular activities. Celda retired from teaching in 1981. After retirement, she and Earl enjoyed spending winters in Mesa, AZ near their daughter, LaDonna. She enjoyed bingo and friendships there. In life Celda loved to travel with her family and visited many places in Vernon B. Lund Vernon B. Lund, 84, formerly of Ortonville, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003 at Marywood Convalescent Center, Wausau. Vernon was born Nov. 15, 1918 in Estherville, IA, son of the late Birger and Florence (Melby) Lund. He married Dorothy Hoge. He was a US Army Veteran during North America and Europe, as well as Australia and New Zealand. She lovingly and ardently researched the past and was the author of several books on local history and family genealogy. She was an avid collector of many antique and novelty items including Red Wing pottery, spoons, Beanie Babies. stamps, salt and pepper shakers, bells, and photos of her loved ones. Reading, dancing, and Birthday Club outings were favorite pastimes. Music was an important part of her life, and she was a pianist, organist and singer. She served in the Trinity Lutheran Church Council and led the Sunday School, among many other things. She also sat on the Grant County Library Board. Celda volunteered as the treasurer and head of the kitchen of Twin Brooks Thrashing Show. During the past 10 years, she was the best grandma ever to LaRonda's children, Drew and Amanda. The children always looked forward to her many visits to Florida when they could be loved and spoiled by her. She enjoyed helping out at LaRonda's and husband's shoe store and was a loved member of the shoe store "family." Celda was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband Earl; daughters LaDonna Welsh and her husband David of Mesa, AZ; LaRonda Denkler and her husband Mark of Delray Beach, FL, and her grandchildren Drew and Amanda Denkler. Education was very valuable to Celda, and she had expressed a wish to set up a scholarship fund for graduating seniors at Grant-Deuel School. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Celda Lundin Scholarship Fund which will be set up at the Community State Bank in Milbank, SD. World War II. Vernon was the manager of the Ortonville's CO-OP until retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Ortonville Masonic Temple. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lund, Wausau; one daughter, Victoria (Darrell) Jahnke, Edgar; two sons, Vernon Jr. (Anita) Lund, Osseo and William Lund, Ortonville; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren. Memorial services were held Monday, Aug. 25, 2003 at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Ave., Wausau. Lloyd Larsen Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bellingham for Lloyd Larsen. Rev. David Hall will officiate. Special music will be provided by pianist Becky Knudson and soloist; Dean Dallman. Honor pallbearers will be Joey Trujillo, Bart Dale, Brett Dale, Kristen Gropel and Jennifer Gropel. Concluding services will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Lloyd Manly Larsen was born June 22, 1918 in Agassiz Township, Lac qui Parle County, to parents Lars Peter Larsen and Martine (Tina) Jensen. tie was baptized July 28, 1918 by Rev. Ole Jensen Marken in St. Paul's Lutheran Church and confirmed on Oct. 2, 1932 by Rev. J. Walseth through St. Paul's Church but in Milbank, SD for Ceremony. Lloyd attended school at Districts 22 and 53, graduating from the 8th grade in 1926. He was united in marriage on March 12, 1941 to Viola Marie Bullock, at Siloah Lutheran Church, west of Collis. To this union four children were born. Lloyd began as a farmer at age 14 and loved farming. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, card playing, shaking dice, drinking coffee, gardening, and driving around with his friends. His parents were charter members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Lloyd was a lifetime member. He served on the Church Council many times and was a Sexton of St. Paul's Cemetery starting in 1957 until retiring in 1997. He took great pride in keeping the cemetery neat. He loved his children and thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed Bart and Brett Dale as they spent most of their summers with us on the farm. Lloyd was a good and faithful husband, a great father, and an even better grandfather and great- grandfather. Death came to Lloyd, Aug. 21, 2003, at the Madison Hospital. He had reached the age of 85 years, one month and 29 days. Lloyd is survived by his wife Viola (Vicki) Larsen of Bellingham, children; Marlin (Butch) (Nicky) Larsen of Scottsdale, AZ, Bryan (Sandy Trujillo) Larsen of Lakewood, CO, Suzanne (Robert Becklin) Larsen of Eagan, and Janice (David) Dale of Minnetonka, five grandchildren; Bart (Ellen Almen) Dale of Plymouth, Brett Dale of Maple Grove, Kristen (Matt) Gropel o Scottsdale, AZ, Jennifer (Chris) Gropel also of Scottsdale, AZ, and Joey Trujillo of Lakewood, CO, seven great- grandchildren; Taylor and Thomas Dale of Plymouth, Erin, MacKenzie, Katie, Megan, and Ryan Gropel all of Scottsdale, AZ, also nieces and nephews. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers; Leanard, Holger, Clifford and Marvin Larsen, two sisters; Ellen Vonderharr and Esther Pansch. Darlene P.M. Thomas Services for Darlene RM. Thomas, 72, of Longview, TX were held Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at the Welch Funeral & Memorial Center Chapel with Garden Court committal, 4619 Judson Road. The Rev. Arnold Schluter officiated. Burial was in Rosewood Park Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at her residence. Mrs. Thomas was born Nov. 20, 1930, to Charles and Myrtle Scheff Mittlestaedt in Ortonville. She was member of the English Lutheran Church in Minnesota. Mrs. Thomas, a resident of Longview since 1966, loved to garden, had a green thumb and a lifetime of memories in her garden and, through that, touched many lives. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas; two brothers, and two sisters. Mrs. Thomas is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffery Allen and Debra Thomas of Como and Michael John and Beth Thomas of Diana; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carrie Ann and Jackie Bell of Longview and Kathy and Leslie Spears of Gladewater, nine grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; a brother, Donnie Mittelstaedt of Minnesota; and two sisters, Pat Spanton of Ortonville, and Ruthie Higgins of California. Memorials may go to Hospice Longview Inc, 1306 Pine Tree Road, Longview, TX 75604. PRINTING Is Our Business THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT }'i stomer Appreciation Come tour our new corn drying facility! ursday, Aug. 28th PLOT TOURS STARTING AT 3:00 PM THE NEW FACILITY AT 4:00 PM 4,000 bushel per hour drying capacity 150,000 bushel wet corn holding bin New wet corn dump CALL FOR FARM OR FIELD PICKUP SERVICE us for your corn drying needs! i i!:i;iii :i! 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM CHECK OUT our new wet corn holding bin and drying facility. 2003 PLOT TOURS Meet at Croplan and N K plot, half a mile north of Stan Adelman farm Meet at Bellingham City Park - Hoffman Brothers plot on north edge of Bellingham. Croplan, DeKalb, NK corn varieties. Hayride to Bellingham Elevator - New dryer complex tour Return to City Park for Pork Chop Supper (spouse and family invited) Ilingham AGRONOMY 568-2216 llinghamfarmerscoop.com rmers Co-op Elevator GRAIN " 568-2127 PETROLEUM " 568-2126 Bellingham, Minnesota '26, 2003 INDEPENDENT Page 11 Issendorf Services for Russell of Browns Valley, were born on Feb. 22, 1926 parents Clarence and Issendorf. Russell eeville and attended School. After farming with his ug. 10, 1947 Russell nage to Marion In the winter months while not farming, Russell fished commercially. After he decided to stop farming, Russell and Marion moved into Browns Valley where he began carpentry work with his sons. Russell retired in the early 1990's and continued to live in Browns Valley where he was a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church. Russell enjoyed deer hunting, playing cards and fishing. To Russell his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren were a special joy. Russell passed away on Aug. 19, 2003 reaching the age of 77 years, five months and 28 days. Survivors include his wife Marion of Browns Valley; two children, Dale Issendorf of Browns Valley and Darrel (Kathy) Issendorf of Beardsley; two brothers, Floyd (Pearl) Issendorf of Clinton, Irvin Issendorf of Oregon; a half sister Dorothy; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! ] Wendland Ramm Wendland was e and Mabel (Von in Yellow Bank qui Parle County, on Uated from the high lgham in 1934 and College in in 1939. She first School at Frederick, hi she met Victor taught in the high were married on t. James. At the end Victor entered the lived on a military Victor was sent 's returned to MN to Leonard and Kay, was born hospital. at she and Sandra to live with her Gladys taught in Bellingham, for parents decided to in Anaheim, CA, Went with them. helm, Gladys met and they were 1951 in Anaheim. They have made their home in Anaheim, CA since that time. She did substitute teaching and she and Albert were very active in their church. Two sons, Charles and William were born to them. Gladys had a heart attack in her home on Aug. 18, was taken to a hospital. She had another heart attack the next evening and she passed away. Funeral services were held in the Magnolia Baptist Church in Anaheim with burial in Fullerton, CA on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003. Gladys is survived by her husband, Albert Ramm, the two sons, Charles (and Marjorie) Ramm and William (and Pamela) Ramm and their three sons, Jonathon, Jared and Joel, two brothers, Dr. Leonard (and Carroll) Wendland of Hacienda Heights, CA and Harold (and Olive) Wendland of Bellingham, a sister, Iona Brock of Anaheim and a sister-in-law, Lillian Wendland of Bellingham. Preceding in death were her parents, her first husband, Victor Malmrose, her daughter, Sandra Malmrose McGraw of Portland, Oregon, her son-in-law, Riley McGraw of Portland, OR and her grandson, Kevin McGraw of Portland OR., and her brother, Clifford Wendland of Bellingham. Celda Lundin Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 20th, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Revillo, SD for Celda, Mrs. Earl Lundin. Celda passed away Aug. 15, 2003, at the Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Rev. Keith Smith officiated. Special music was provided by organist Lucille Sime and two soloists; Jan Schnaser and Don Malherek. Pallbearers were; Mark Meyer, Tom Frogner, Geoffrey Street, Doug Wollschlager, Tim Wollschlager and Dennis Harstad. Concluding services were held at Augusta Cemetery of rural Marietta. Celda Marie Kruse was born June 9, 1937 in rural Marietta, the only child of Clarence and Gladys (Engebretson) Kruse. She was baptized and confirmed into Augusta Lutheran Church of Marietta. Celda graduated from Marietta High School in 1955 and earned a bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College in 1959. Celda married Earl Lundin in 1960. They had two daughters, LaDonna and LaRonda. Celda was a teacher for 19 years. She taught at Maynard, her first year and then at Revillo for a year after she was married. When her girls were small, she returned to teaching at the new Grant-Deuel School in Revillo. She opened the school library and also taught business classes. She was in charge of the yearbook and concessions, kept score for girls' basketball games, and was a class advisor, along with numerous other extra curricular activities. Celda retired from teaching in 1981. After retirement, she and Earl enjoyed spending winters in Mesa, AZ near their daughter, LaDonna. She enjoyed bingo and friendships there. In life Celda loved to travel with her family and visited many places in Vernon B. Lund Vernon B. Lund, 84, formerly of Ortonville, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003 at Marywood Convalescent Center, Wausau. Vernon was born Nov. 15, 1918 in Estherville, IA, son of the late Birger and Florence (Melby) Lund. He married Dorothy Hoge. He was a US Army Veteran during North America and Europe, as well as Australia and New Zealand. She lovingly and ardently researched the past and was the author of several books on local history and family genealogy. She was an avid collector of many antique and novelty items including Red Wing pottery, spoons, Beanie Babies. stamps, salt and pepper shakers, bells, and photos of her loved ones. Reading, dancing, and Birthday Club outings were favorite pastimes. Music was an important part of her life, and she was a pianist, organist and singer. She served in the Trinity Lutheran Church Council and led the Sunday School, among many other things. She also sat on the Grant County Library Board. Celda volunteered as the treasurer and head of the kitchen of Twin Brooks Thrashing Show. During the past 10 years, she was the best grandma ever to LaRonda's children, Drew and Amanda. The children always looked forward to her many visits to Florida when they could be loved and spoiled by her. She enjoyed helping out at LaRonda's and husband's shoe store and was a loved member of the shoe store "family." Celda was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband Earl; daughters LaDonna Welsh and her husband David of Mesa, AZ; LaRonda Denkler and her husband Mark of Delray Beach, FL, and her grandchildren Drew and Amanda Denkler. Education was very valuable to Celda, and she had expressed a wish to set up a scholarship fund for graduating seniors at Grant-Deuel School. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Celda Lundin Scholarship Fund which will be set up at the Community State Bank in Milbank, SD. World War II. Vernon was the manager of the Ortonville's CO-OP until retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Ortonville Masonic Temple. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lund, Wausau; one daughter, Victoria (Darrell) Jahnke, Edgar; two sons, Vernon Jr. (Anita) Lund, Osseo and William Lund, Ortonville; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren. Memorial services were held Monday, Aug. 25, 2003 at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Ave., Wausau. Lloyd Larsen Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bellingham for Lloyd Larsen. Rev. David Hall will officiate. Special music will be provided by pianist Becky Knudson and soloist; Dean Dallman. Honor pallbearers will be Joey Trujillo, Bart Dale, Brett Dale, Kristen Gropel and Jennifer Gropel. Concluding services will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Lloyd Manly Larsen was born June 22, 1918 in Agassiz Township, Lac qui Parle County, to parents Lars Peter Larsen and Martine (Tina) Jensen. tie was baptized July 28, 1918 by Rev. Ole Jensen Marken in St. Paul's Lutheran Church and confirmed on Oct. 2, 1932 by Rev. J. Walseth through St. Paul's Church but in Milbank, SD for Ceremony. Lloyd attended school at Districts 22 and 53, graduating from the 8th grade in 1926. He was united in marriage on March 12, 1941 to Viola Marie Bullock, at Siloah Lutheran Church, west of Collis. To this union four children were born. Lloyd began as a farmer at age 14 and loved farming. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, card playing, shaking dice, drinking coffee, gardening, and driving around with his friends. His parents were charter members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Lloyd was a lifetime member. He served on the Church Council many times and was a Sexton of St. Paul's Cemetery starting in 1957 until retiring in 1997. He took great pride in keeping the cemetery neat. He loved his children and thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed Bart and Brett Dale as they spent most of their summers with us on the farm. Lloyd was a good and faithful husband, a great father, and an even better grandfather and great- grandfather. Death came to Lloyd, Aug. 21, 2003, at the Madison Hospital. He had reached the age of 85 years, one month and 29 days. Lloyd is survived by his wife Viola (Vicki) Larsen of Bellingham, children; Marlin (Butch) (Nicky) Larsen of Scottsdale, AZ, Bryan (Sandy Trujillo) Larsen of Lakewood, CO, Suzanne (Robert Becklin) Larsen of Eagan, and Janice (David) Dale of Minnetonka, five grandchildren; Bart (Ellen Almen) Dale of Plymouth, Brett Dale of Maple Grove, Kristen (Matt) Gropel o Scottsdale, AZ, Jennifer (Chris) Gropel also of Scottsdale, AZ, and Joey Trujillo of Lakewood, CO, seven great- grandchildren; Taylor and Thomas Dale of Plymouth, Erin, MacKenzie, Katie, Megan, and Ryan Gropel all of Scottsdale, AZ, also nieces and nephews. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers; Leanard, Holger, Clifford and Marvin Larsen, two sisters; Ellen Vonderharr and Esther Pansch. Darlene P.M. Thomas Services for Darlene RM. Thomas, 72, of Longview, TX were held Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at the Welch Funeral & Memorial Center Chapel with Garden Court committal, 4619 Judson Road. The Rev. Arnold Schluter officiated. Burial was in Rosewood Park Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at her residence. Mrs. Thomas was born Nov. 20, 1930, to Charles and Myrtle Scheff Mittlestaedt in Ortonville. She was member of the English Lutheran Church in Minnesota. Mrs. Thomas, a resident of Longview since 1966, loved to garden, had a green thumb and a lifetime of memories in her garden and, through that, touched many lives. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas; two brothers, and two sisters. Mrs. Thomas is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffery Allen and Debra Thomas of Como and Michael John and Beth Thomas of Diana; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carrie Ann and Jackie Bell of Longview and Kathy and Leslie Spears of Gladewater, nine grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; a brother, Donnie Mittelstaedt of Minnesota; and two sisters, Pat Spanton of Ortonville, and Ruthie Higgins of California. Memorials may go to Hospice Longview Inc, 1306 Pine Tree Road, Longview, TX 75604. PRINTING Is Our Business THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT }'i stomer Appreciation Come tour our new corn drying facility! ursday, Aug. 28th PLOT TOURS STARTING AT 3:00 PM THE NEW FACILITY AT 4:00 PM 4,000 bushel per hour drying capacity 150,000 bushel wet corn holding bin New wet corn dump CALL FOR FARM OR FIELD PICKUP SERVICE us for your corn drying needs! i i!:i;iii :i! 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM CHECK OUT our new wet corn holding bin and drying facility. 2003 PLOT TOURS Meet at Croplan and N K plot, half a mile north of Stan Adelman farm Meet at Bellingham City Park - Hoffman Brothers plot on north edge of Bellingham. Croplan, DeKalb, NK corn varieties. Hayride to Bellingham Elevator - New dryer complex tour Return to City Park for Pork Chop Supper (spouse and family invited) Ilingham AGRONOMY 568-2216 llinghamfarmerscoop.com rmers Co-op Elevator GRAIN " 568-2127 PETROLEUM " 568-2126 Bellingham, Minnesota '26, 2003 INDEPENDENT Page 11