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Marjorie Conroy Frisch Funeral services for Marjorie Conroy Frisch, 89, of Wheaton, were held Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 at Ave Maria Catholic Church in Wheaton. Fr. Joe Vandeberg officiated. Organist was Cindy Sanasack with special music provided by Jaiden Conroy. Pallbearers were Marjorie's children. Interment was in Wildwood Cemetery, Wheaton. Marjorie Bernadine Hervert was born in Graceville on April 4, 1921 to George and Bernadine (Saur) Hervert. She graduated from Graceville High School in 1938. In 1940, she was united in marriage to James Conroy and settled on a farm in Walls Township where they raised their 11 children. James passed away in a tragic accident on June 29, 1966. Marge-continued to live on the farm and raise the children. She began working at the Wheaton Community hospital as a nursing aide and entered nursing school in 1971. Upon graduation, she worked with great pride, as a surgical nurse. In 1974, she married Gerald Frisch and moved to his farm in Dollymont Township with her three school aged children. Together, Marge and Jerry loved to travel; roadtrips with the camper and family, or flying off to New Zealand and Medjugorie, Yugoslavia. Marge enjoyed gardening, sewing clothes for her kids, rosemalling, hardanger, canning, freezing, baking bread (lots!), and being at the cabin. But most of all, Marge loved being with her family. Marge passed away on Aug. 22, 2010 at the Countryside Inn in Rosholt, SD. She was surrounded by her loving family. Marge was a woman of strong faith and a wonderful mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed. Rest in the Lord's peace, mom. Marge is survived by 10 children: Pat Marcus of Andover, Bill (Bea) Conroy of Terrebonne, OR, Dan (Kathie) Conroy of Naples, FL, Ron Clarence A.=Johnson Memorial services for Clarence A. Johnson were held on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at 10:30 a.m at Eidskog L'utheran Church. Pastor John Ragan officiated at the services. Kathy Haukos was the organist and accompanied the congregation in the singing of the hymns. A duet was sung by Ronda Sellin and Brent Zahrbock. Interment was at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville. Clarence Arnold Johnson was born March 5, 1936, on the family farm at rural Ortonville to Peter C. and Rose (Zempel) Johnson. He was baptized and confirmed at Eidskog Lutheran ~Church. Clarence attended Ortonville High School through the 11 th grade. On Jan. 4, 1958, he was married to Doris Mae Lange at Chokio and they were later divorced. He did construction and plumbing from 1959 to 1960. In 1960 he began farming and farmed until 1986. After this he worked for Jim Fasbender working with heavy equipment until Jim Fasbender sold his business. He then worked for :Mark Ronglien & Sons and Dru Tosel. After this he was self- employed working with heavy equipment until failing health forced his retirement. Clarence lived in Ort0nville "with his special friend, Barb Lee, from 1988 until moving to Appleton in November of 2009. He was a long-time member of Eidskog Lutheran Church. He was also a member of Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever. Clarence enjoyed hunting, socializing, story telling, good natured teasing, dancing, and collecting. He was known for never giving a "straight" answer to Clarence Howard Kennelly Clarence Howard Kennelly, 91, of was raised in the Graceville area, Owatonna died on Aug. 23 at attended college in Washington State Homestead Hospice House after and served in the United States Army fighting a courageous 10 year battle during WWII. with colon cancer. On Jan 6, 1949 he married Bonita Mass of Christian burial will be (Bonnie) Holmstrom of Wheaton and held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church together they raised four childrqn. in GraceVille on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at Clarence was a member of St. 11 a.m. Joseph's Catholic Church, a 60 plus Burial services will follow at the year member of the Elks and a long Graceville cemetery, time businessman in Owatonna. He A memorial mass will also be said was a devoted family man, and an in Clarence's honor at St. Joseph's avid sportsman and golfer. He will be Church in Owatonna, at a date to be remembered for his dry "Irish" sense announced, of humor and willingness to help He was born July 14, 1919 in anyone in need. Graceville, the son of Walter and He was preceded in death by his Clara (Eastman) Kennelly. Clarence beloved wife Bonnie, his parents, two Ina C. Anderson / As fall approaches, homeowners and green industry professionals take steps to-prepare landscapes for the win- (Lynn) Conroy of Wayzata, Tom ter. Leaves are swept away for com- (Marcie) Conroy of Wheaton, Colleen posting or disposal, perennials and Violet of Wheaton, John (Adeline) shrubs are pruned, hedges are trimmed, Conroy of Milbank, SD, Donna and pesticides are applied in anticipa- Conroy of Willmar, Denise (Brian) tion of next year's growing season. Shablow of Shoreview;. and Mike For professional arborists and land- (Tami) Conroy of Wheaton; 31 scapers, fall and early winter are an ef- grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren; fective time to use pesticides, a broad one great-great-grandchild, one term that includes products that kill in- daughter-in-law: Sandra Conroy of sect pests andall also kill weeds (herbi- Dumont; three sisters: Delores cides). Gaffney of Des Moines, IA, Florence Leaf diseases: (Richard) Griffin of Terrace, and "Many people don't have to use Bonnie (Virgil) Lotzer of Sisseton, pesticides at all," says Tchukki Ander- SD, and one sister-in-law: Catherine sen, staff arborist for the Tree Care In- Hervert of Graceville. dustry Association. "Professionals may Marge was preceded in death by be able to solve landscape problems her husbands: James Conroy and without pesticides by choosing non- Gerald Frisch, son: Jim Conroy, chemical alternatives, such as sanita- grandson: Steven Conroy, tion procedures and selecting shrubs granddaughter: Teresa Conroy, great- and ornamental trees that are less sus- grandson: Mitchell Lorimer, brother: ceptible to diseases and insects. Glenn "Bud" Hervdrt, and sister: "For example, an infestation last Elaine Stierwalt. year may only require all the old plant The Ranney Funeral Home in material be cut out," notes Andersen. Wheaton and Herman was in charge "Often, cultural practices (pruning, of the arrangements, raking leaves, etc.) will go a long way To sign the online guest book or toward solving pest problems." watch the video tribute please visit For homeowners who decide to use pesticides, the Tree Care Industry As- sociation offers these suggestions: Idemify 1he pest first. There is no use in applying a pesticide that won't address your pest problem. Don't be tempted to use agricultural chemicals. They aren't designed for use by homeowners. A small miscalcu- lation in the mixing of a small batch could result in drastic overdosing. Buy the least toxic chemical. Most chemicals available to homeowners use ihe signal words "caution," "warn- Ina C. Anderson, 93, of Portland, There will be visitation one hour OR and formerly of the Appleton .and prior to the services at the funeral Ortonville areas, died on Friday, Aug. home on Saturday afternoon. 20, in Portland, OR. She is survived by three daughters: Funeral services will be held on Donna (Larry)Wittmayer of Portland, Saturday, Sept. 4, at 2 p.m at OR, Judy Sandstrum of Portland, OR, Zniewski Funeral Home-Vaala Chapel and Susan (Keith) Flynn of in Appleton with Pastor BarbaraVancouver, WA; six grandchildren; 12 McKewin officiating. Interment will great-grandchildren; and other local be at the Appleton City Cemetery. relatives and friends. John Kant.hak The Zahrbock funeral home of will continue after 6 p.m. in the Madison, announces the death of 83- Churcbin Nassau with a Public Prayer year-old John Kanthak of Marietta, Service Wednesday evening at 7:30 who passed away on Sunday, Aug. 29 p.m. in the church. Visitation will in the Ortonville Hospital. continue before services on Thursday Funeral services will be held'on in the church. Thursday, Sept. 2 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John Zanthak is survived by three James Catholic Church, Nassau. children; Cathy (Milo) Harstad of Father Robert P. Goblirsch willNassau, Mike Kanthak of Marietta officiate with burial in the Church and Pare (Scott) Snook of Mount Cemetary, Nassau. Vernon, WA. He is also survived by Friends may greet the family five granddaughters, two sisters Clara Wednesday afternoon until 5 p.m. at (Ray) Schuelke of Bellingham, Rita the Zahrbock funeral home. Visitation (Gene) Patterson of Wall, SD. any question. Clarence died on Friday, afternoon, Aug. 20, at Appleton Area Health Services. He had attained 74 years, five months, and t5 days of age. He is survived by two sons: Kevin (Lisa) Johnson of Appleton, and Steve Johnson (Holly Ruder) of Elrosa; six grandchildren: Sarah Johnson (Ernie Skluzacek), Derek Johnson (Jada Siegel), Michael Johnson (Bobbi Jo Otte), Eric Johnson (Ellen B~urns), Amy Johnson (Jon Blomendal), and Kylie Johnson; one great-grandson, Beaux Clarence Johnson; brother-in- law, Jack Kress, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Holly's children: Jaden, Sierra, and Adison Ruder; cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his ion, Alan Scott; brother, Palmer; two sisters: Darlene Kress and Dorothy Gregerson; and his special friend, Barb Lee. brothers (Jack and Keith) and one sister (Marcia). He is survived by his sister Sr. Karen Kenrfetly CSJ, two daughters, Katherine Teksten and Susan Welch, two sons, Patrick (Sharon) Kennelly, and Michael Kennelly; his grandchildren, LaDawn Lindenberg, Erin Teksten, Claire Kennelly, Heather Kennelly Evans, Elisabeth Welch, and Liam Kennelly; and four great grandchildren (Jordan, Sierra, Niveah, and Nashiya). Memorials can be sent to St. Joseph's Building Fund 507-451-7347 or Hbmestead Hospice House 507- 446-0936. A group of dedicated volunteers for the Minnesota Farmer Assistance Net- work (MFAN) have been busy this winter providing help to struggling Minnesota farm families, Coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Agri- culture (MDA), MFAN is a network of volunteers from several agencies and organizations who offer business and financial guidance at no cost to Min- nesota farmers and farm families fac- ing economic hardship. Volunteer Jim Kelm, a retired Farm Business Management Instructor from Red Wing, says his 35 years of training and experience can be helpful for fam- ilies experiencing stress. "So far I've found that just talking through their situations with them has been helpful. I can assist them with cash flow planrfing, taxes, business or- ganization and other challenges," Kelm said. "Hopefully more families that are II ing" or "danger" on their labels. Try to "Herbicides should not be applied avoid those with the "warning" and on or near desirable trees," cautions "danger" labels, as they are more haz- Andersen, "or on areas where their ardous, roots may extend or in locations where Never mix herbicides with other the herbicide may be washed or move kinds of pesticides, and never use the into contact with their roots. Even same equipment to spray herbicides properly applied chemicalapplications and other pesticides. You could unin- may be affected by rainfall. Some her- tentionally kill the plants you are try- bicides can be washed off paved sur- ing to protect, faces or soak into the ground through Don*t mix or store pesticides in food the cracked joints - the very place with containers, and don't measure pesti- the greatest concentration of fine tree cides with the measuring cups and roots." spoons you use in the kitchen. Always If you are thinking about using her- store pesticides in the original con- bicides, hire professional arborists. tainer with the label intact. They will choose the correct type of The best choice may be to consult a herbicide for the job. professional who can diagnose pest Find a professional problems and recommend chemical or A professional arborist can assess non-chemical alternatives. A beautiful your landscape and work with you to lawn, shrub or tree isn't worth the determine the best way to preserve and trade-off if pesticides are not being protect your valuable landscape. Con- used properly, tact the Tree Care Industry Association Herbicides: (TCIA), a public and professional re- Fall is a good time to inspect walk- source on trees and arboriculture since ways, driveways and patios for those 1938. It has more than 2,000 member annoying trapped seeds. Despite companies who recognize stringent drought and frequent sweeping, some safety and performance standards and seeds from weeds, grasses and trees who are required to carry liability in- will have germinated, lining joints with surance. TCIA has the nation's only unsightly green. Other seeds simply lie Accreditation program that helps con- in wait until the spring. This new sumers find tree care companies that growth must be stopped before the have been inspected and accredited growing season arrives and those small based on: adherence to industry stan- cracks become gaping holes filled with dards for quality and safety; mainte- vegetation. Herbicides are the rdost nance of trained, professional staff; and cost-effective way of eliminating un- dedication to ethics and quality in busi- wanted weeds, but homeowners need ness practices. An easy way to find a to be careful when using herbicides! tree care service provider in your area When they are used improperly, they is to use the "Locate Your Local TCIA can-just as easily kill your valuable ma- Member Companies" program. You ture trees and shrubs as sprouting can use this service by calling 1-800- weeds. Users should read the product 733-2622 or by doing a ZIP Code label to ensure proper application search on methods. II I in stressful situations will call MFAN programs, Farm Advocate program, for guidance or reassurance that they Crisis Connection and others have ded- are heading in the right direction. We icated resources and staff training to may not be able to solve all their prob- better connect farm families with the lems, but we can offer some ideas that help they need. may help them." In addition to providing business Kelm and fellow volunteer John and financial guidance, MFAN volun- Stone, a retired financial analyst from teers will also give referrals for legal Alexandria, say MFAN can equip farm services, basic needs, and mental families with resources that they may health counseling. Many public and not be aware of. non-profit agencies and institutions "We are fortunate as volunteers tO such as family service providers and have numerous resources to draw from churches have also given valuable as- that will help us provide options to our sistance to farm families. clients," said Stone. "I was in banking Farmers seeking assistance should during the agriculture crisis of the call toll free, 1-877-898-MFAN (6326) 1980s so I would like to do what I can or Twin Cities at 651:201-6326.' to help people before their situations Emails are received at become critical ?' mfan .mda@ Along with the volunteer analysts, More information about MFAN can other network partners including Uni- be found on the MDA website at versity of Minnesota Extension, MnSCU Farm Business Management r BUILDING, MACHINERY LOT & FARM WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, SEPT. 11 To stop up and look it over, call Verl Gillespie at home 320-763-5907 or cell 320-760-0398. 777 HWY, 75 NORTH - ORTONVILLE, MINNESOTA THE WORLD'S MOST Automatically adjusts from quiet to noise and back, and also allows you to understand better in a noisy environment. Available in 'all sizes and styles. 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He would bring of Johnson; one granddaughter Visitation will be held on Pastor John ~:~:~ home any stray or wounded animalA~enna Hoy of Warroad; sister Janet Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 from 5-7 Ragan officiated, and tirelessly try to nurse them back to Johnson of New Mexico; brother Boyd Elmer health. He also enjoyedKevin and wife Karen Beyer of p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Beyer was born on snowmobiling; he Was a handyman of Alexandria; grandmother, Laura Beyer Ortonville. A prayer service will be Jan. 4 1966 in all tr.ades, of Morris; sister-in-law, Lynn and held at 7 p.m. ' Funeral services will be held Morris to parents Boyd especially loved his familyhusband Jeremy Reich of Benson; Thursday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Earl and Evelyn and was so happy to have married the mother-in-law Barb and husband Lutheran Church, with visitation (Athey) Beyer. love of his life. He was a friend, a LeRoy Athey of Clinton; father-in- resuming one'hour prior to service at Boyd was baptized son, a brother, a father, a grandfather, law, Greg Kehoe and special friend the church. on Jan. 30, 1966 by a husband, and most of all, someone Dorene of Graceville; niece, Sadie Rev. Victor Schmidt at Faith Lutheran you would never forget once you had Reich; nephews, Cody Beye[, CodyBurial will be at Eidskog Lutheran Church in Morris. He was confirmed the privilege of meeting him. Boyd's Reich and Dusty Reich. Cemetery. on May 10, 1981 at Trinity Lutheran contagious laugh and smile will be Larson Funeral Home in Graceville A full.obituary will appear in next Church in Alberta by Rev. Phil Boe. remembered by his family and friends, was in charge of arrangements. TO week's paper. 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