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i!aamumgmmmmmmamiiliiJiiillUUllimiliWitilj]|lililllimiEil UiBIIII ililliHiil])jDUBil11llilillIHImiilNll Obituaries I Donna Ulrich Donna J. Ulrich, 78 of Devils Lake, ND formerly of rural Garske, ND died peace- fully on Monday evening, Oct.27, at Mercy Hospital with her family at her side and while her daughter, Marian journeyed home, Marian sensed her Mom's journey to eternal life. Funeral services for Donna were held on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Devils Lake, ND. Rev. Timothy Stout officiated and burial was in the Devils Lake Cemetery. Visitation was held at Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, ND on Thursday. Serving as Casket Bearers for Donna were: John Sletteland, Rudi Bloomquist, John Nord, Dean Hovern, Jim Berg, Merle Henke, Norman Henschel and Dave Erickstad. Honorary Bearers were all Odd Fellows and Rebekahs. Music was provided by Dennis J. Dockter, soloist and Lynda Pearson, organist. Donna Jean was born on May 13, 1930, the daughter of Otto and Francis (Pollock) Steltz in Lockwood Township, Roberts County, SD, where she was raised to adulthood. She was baptized July 6, 1930 and confirmed October 15, 1944 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Geneseo Township, Roberts County, SD. She attended elementary school in a country school and graduated from Big Stone City High School in 1948. After graduation, Donna worked in a bank in Ortonville. Donna met and married the love of her life, Darold Ulrich on June 4, 1950 at the First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville and they lived in Big- Stone City, SD. in the spring of 1952, they moved to a farm in rural Big Stone City where they lived until 1954 when they moved to ND where they lived, worked and raised their family through the years. They established their home in a farm north and west of Garske, where their daughter Cathy would eventually make her home and Edwin Nichols Edwin Nichols passed away June 12 in Mesa, AZ, where he had lived for 44 years. Edwin was born March 28, 1925 to Elsie and .Henry Nichols, in Ortonville. In 1942, Edwin enlisted in the Navy to serve in World War II. Some of his time was spent in the South Pacific area. At one time the ship he was on was bombed and sunk, Olga Frost Funeral services for Olga Frost were held Friday, Oct. 31, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Odessa. Reverend Benjamin Pollock officiated. Burial was at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Odessa. Pall- bearers for the service were Verden Gerber, Donald Stock, Jim Schmeichel, Jonathan Zahn, Gordon Gloege; Dean Strauch, and Roland Johnston. Olga Alvina Reuer was born May 16, 1909 to Emil and Bertha (Photenauer) Reuer in Finlayson. Olga was baptized at Peace Lutheran Churchin Finlayson. She attended school in Rutledge. On April 1, 1951, Olga was united in marriage to Martin Frost at Peace Jerry Stock Funeral services for Jerry Stock were held on Friday, Oct. 31st, at 2 in 1964 they bought a farm one mile west of Garske. They moved to Devils Lake, ND in 1984 and their son, Mark moved onto this farm. For the past 24 years, Donna and Darold have called Devils Lake, ND their home. After moving to Devils Lake, Donna began teaching piano to many local students. After teaching for 19 years, Donna was forced to retire in 2004 due to her health. Donna was a former member of Trinity-Bergen Lutheran Church, Starkweather where she taught Sunday School for many years and was also very active in the WELCA and served as an officer. After moving to Devils Lake, ND, the family joined St. Peter's Lutheran Church and Donna also remained very active in the church and was a Sunday School teacher. Donna was also a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs and was a very active member of the Olive Branch Rebekah Lodge #9 where she served as Noble Grand. She served as President of the Rebekah Assembly in 1994-95, 1995- 96 and is a Past President of the LAPM. Music was Donna's passion and this talent and love of music was so leaving Edwin and others on a raft for several days before being rescued. After his discharge from the Navy, Edwin returned to Ortonville to live for a few years, and then in 1949 the Navy again called him to serve in the Korean War. Edwin is survived by daughter Andrea (David) Summers, two granddaughters, two great- granddaughters, sister, Marian Hondrum, sister-in-law Valina Nichols, and several nieces and nephews. Edwin is buried with his wife in the Arizona veteran's cemetery. Lutheran Church in Finlayson. They made their home in Odessa. Martin passed away in 1969; Olga continued to reside in Odessa, until moving to the Appleton Nursing Home in 2000. Olga died on Oct, 26, 2008 at the Appleton Nursing Home, having lived to reach the age of 99. Olga is survived by sister-in-law Viola Frost; four nieces: Myrtle Strauch, Darelene (Robert) Kirk, Delores Lam, Bunne (Roland) Johnston; four nephews: Wyman (Evonne) Frost, Gene (Joyce) Wonsmos, Virgil Frost, Paul (Pam) Frost; and special friend Joanne Schmeichel. Olga was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: William Reuer, Fred Reuer, and Karl Otto Reuer; nephews: John Reuer and Harold Reuer. Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville was in charge of arrangements, to send condolences, visit our website at 1955 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Odessa and graduated from Odessa p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church in Correll. Pastor Benjamin Pollock officiated at the services. Pat Radtke was the organist and the congregation sang "Amazing Grace", "On Eagles Wings", and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives". High School. He served six years with the National Guard in Ortonville. In 1974 he was married to Rosemary Steltz Hanson at Grace Lutheran Church in Correll. Jerry enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, cattle, making hay, painting, and working side by side with Rosemary for 34 years. Jerry died on Sunday morning, Oct. 26th, at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris. He had reached the age of 66 years, 10 months, and nine days. Honorary Bearers were Earl Holgerson, Wilfred Tucholke, Dale Krier, and Gary Knutson. Casketbearers were Lynn Swenson, Danny Larson, Roger Rheingans, Randy Arnold, A1 Radtke, Darrell Bader, and David Sherod. Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at Odessa. Jerry Lynn Stock was born on Dec. 17, 1941, in Ortonville to Ewald "Johnny" and Lillian (Kinstler) Stock. He was baptized and confirmed in He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, of Correll; three children: Gary Hanson of Appleton, Doreen Hanson of Donnelly, and Ellen (Greg) Arnold of Appleton; six grand- children: Courtney Hanson, Jeremy Hanson, Carissa Hanson, Cody Smith, Lee Arnold, and Shelby Arnold; great- grandchild, Jesse Lee; cousins and other relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents. STOP LEG CRAMPS ....... BEFORE THEY STOP YOU. Calcet's triple calcium formula is designed to help stop low calcium leg cramps. Just ask your pharmacist. generously shared with others and especially her children and grandchildren. When living on the farm, Donna worked side by side with her husband and family. When she wasn't cooking and cleaning, Donna enjoyed working in her flower garden and doing decorative painting. We will truly miss her presence here on earth but celebrate her new life with songs of praise and thanksgiving. Donna is survived by her husband of 58 years, Darold; children: Marian Nowakowski and her husband, Tony of Lincoln, CA, Cathy Henschel and her husband, Bob of Webster, ND, Mark Ulrich and his wife, Wendy also of Webster, ND, Charles Ulrich and his wife, Kristi of Fargo, ND; mother, Francis Steltz of the Odd Fellows Home in Devils Lake, ND and formerly of Big Stone City, SD Grandchildren: Angela (Eric) Noordam, Brian Nowakowski; Dena (Cody) Armstrong, Bobbie Jo Henschel, Katie Henschel; Daniel Ulrich, Nicholas Ulrich; Sydney Ulrich and Wyatt Ulrich; great- grandchildren: Natalie, Makayla and Breanna Noordam; brother: Robert Steltz and his wife, Sharon of Big Stone City, SD; special friends, Dean and Shirley Hovern of Devils Lake, ND; Kim Brown of Sheyenne, ND; Rev. Roger and Sonja Leonhardt of Devils Lake, ND; Jean Marie (Henschel) and Richard Stockton of Glendale, AZ; Norman Henschel of Fargo; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Donna was preceded in death by her father, Otto P. Steltz Friends may sign the online register book and share memories at The Ortonuille Independent For all your,00 printing-needs call 320-839-6163 fax 320-839-3761 email- mail@. , ortonvilleindependent .com ,, Check out oor web site at www. ortonvilleindependent .com v' Reduce l/Reuse v' Recycle AARON ADELMAN, son of Doug and Amy Adelman, is shown below, finishinl up loading corn into one of their bins. Rain had slowed down the har'vest over the past two weeks, but wit the great weather the past week, farmers have been putting in long hours trying to get the harvest completed. Motorists are r "  .... emmnded to drmve careful as the fall harvest wmds down. Winter driving safety tips If you can't stay at home during winter storms, at least try to not ven- ture out until the snow plows have opened streets and roads. And be sure to allow extra time to get to your des- tination. For those who live in areas where winter driving can become haz- ardous, here are some tips to help you stay safe. Be sure your car is ready for win- ter. Check with your mechanic or auto service department to be sure your vehicle is prepared, and don't forget to check your tires for wear. For details on preparing your vehicle, check con- tent/features/WinterDriving/. Check the forecast before leaving home. Be prepared is still the best pol- icy. -Slow down and allow plenty of stopping space - as much as three times the space you usually allow between your vehicle and the one in front of you. Know how your brakes will react in a skid - keep your foot steady on antilock brakes, but pump non- antilock brakes. Even a four-wheel or front-wheel drive vehicle may encounter winter driving difficulties. Always exercise care on snow and ice. Turn on your headlights to increase visibility. Keep headlights and windshield clean and free of snow. Don't pass snow plows and sand- ing trucks - your visibility will be limited by the plow or truck, and the road ahead is likely in worse condi- tion. Slow down when approaching bridges and overpasses, or roads that are not well-traveled. These areas fre- quently freeze first, especially in wet conditions. Don't use cruise control or over- drive on slick highways. Keep an emergency kit in your car. Travel with your cell phone and include a flashlight, jumper cables, sand or kitty litter, a shovel, snow brush and ice scraper, flares and blan- kets. It's also a good idea to include bottled water, medications and energy bars. For information on creating a kit, check at news/newsrelease.fema?id=8251. Buckle up. It's the law, .and wear- ing a seatbelt can be a life-saver in a crash. -Let someone know your travel route, so that if you don't arrive in a reasonable time, officials can search for you and your vehicle along that route. If your vehicle becomes stuck or is otherwise disabled, stay with it, running the engine and heater for short intervals. Be sure to crack a win- dow open to allow fresh air in and avoid build up of carbon monoxide. TO OUR FIREFIGHT We salute our dedicated volunteers of the CORRELL FIRE DEPARTMENT who protect us at a moment's notice. Scott Williamson, 44, has been a member of the Correll Fire Department for 10 years. He currently serves as the Treasurer. Born and raised in Appleton, Scott graduated from Appleton High School and went right into farming. Scott and his wife Jodi farm near Correll and are members of the Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton. When he is not farming, Scott enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting. Scott's father and mother, David and Shirley Williamson reside in Appleton, as well as his two brother,s Stacey and Randy. Scott has enjoyed his 10 years with the Correll Fire Department This salute sponsored by the following... and says this is a good way to give back to the community. Peterson Chiropractic 215 SE 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2323 Milbank WASTE MANAGEMENT 770 U.S. Hwy. 75 Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2264 or 2372 Steven Winther DDS 17 SE 2nd Street Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Page 10 00I00DEPENDENT Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008