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Obituaries Herman Schmierbach Hannah Helen Hasslen Hannah Helen Hasslen, 8, of Allen, TX passed away Nov. 1,2010. Joy is now Hannah's song as she is present with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Hannah's funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 5, at First Baptist Church of Allen with Gordon McDaniel and Buddy Liles officiating. Interment followed at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, TX. Hannah was born Dec. 1, 2001 in Piano, TX to Bill and Amy Hasslen. She was an absolute sweetheart who was smart beyond her years, feisty, talkative, creative beyond imagine, sometimes a stinker and the most beautiful little girl who has touched lives across the globe during her life and journey! She loved Jesus and relied upon Him for strength during her life long challenge with severe food allergies and in her courageous battle with liver cancer! Hannah actively participated in church at Allen Bible Church and Chase Oaks Church where she enjoyed having fellowship and conversation with kids of all ages and her teachers. She was in third grade and attended N-Tech Home School Co-op and Friday School at THEO. Hannah loved Girl Scouts and was a member of Troop #685 in Allen. She was involved in various sports in her short life such as golf, cheerleading, soccer and played last winter at Upwards basketball. Hannah's two personal passions were animals and little children. She loved all animals especially dogs and wanted to grow up to be a veterinarian. Playing, watching over and praying for little children gave her real pleasure and joy even in her weakest days and will be one of the family's greatest memories of Hannah's sweet spirit! She is survived by her parents, Bill and Amy Hasslen of Allen, TX; brother, Jacob Hasslen of Allen, TX; dog, Baxter of Allen, TX; grandparents, Wade and Penny Dyer of Lucas, TX, Joan Hasslen of Ortonville; aunt Emily Dyer of Lucas, Texas and aunts and uncles, Jim and Kathy Hasslen of Ortonville and their children, Rachelle and Josh, Rich and Jenn Hasslen of Bellevue, NE and their children, Eli and Olivia. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, David Hasslen, Ortonville. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Hannah, donations can be made to the ministry of Samaritan's Purse-- Operation Christmas Child which Hannah enjoyed and participated with each year at x.php/OCC/EZ_Give_Donations To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit Leona Grube Anderson Funeral services for Leona Grube Anderson, 85, were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Madison. Rev. Steven Frank officiated at the service. Special music was provided by organist, Eunice Mork and duet by Cleon Tilbury and Beth Grube. Honorary Casket Bearers included the V.F.W. Auxiliary Madison, Madison Lutheran Home Nursing Staff and Hospice Staff. The Active Casket Bearers were all of Leona's Grandchildren. The concluding service was held at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Leona Lena Amelia (Longhenry) Grube Anderson was born on Feb. 1, 1925 to parents Paul and Margretha (Goetch) Longhenry in Grant County, SD. She was baptized in Town Walter Church on Feb. 25, 1925. She married Loren E. Grube on Quentin Reisdorph Funeral Services for Quentin Reisdorph will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Pastor Peter Gueldner will be officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Big Stone Lake Area VFW Post #3964 and the Gertje Van Lith American Legion Post #229. Burial will be at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville. Quentin Theodore Reisdorph was born on May 3, 1924 to parents Delbert and Mabel (Billings) Reisdorph in Windom. He was baptized on May 16, 1937 at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Windom by Rev. Fred M. Smith. Quentin attended school in Windom and Ortonville, graduating from Ortonville High School. In 1944, Quentin was drafted into the military where he served in the 276th Infantry Regiment, 70th Division as a rifleman through the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. He subsequently served in Germany as an instructor in the 30th Infantry Regiment I. and E. School. Quentin conducted classes of 25 men daily and gave instruction in Dec. 28,1941. To this union six children were born-Larry, Chester, Dale, Arlene, Barb and Steve. Leona was married to Loren for 28 years and worked side by side with him on their farm at rural Marietta. After Loren died in 1969 Leona moved to Madison and worked at the Pantry, Ben Franklin and the Madison Lutheran Home. In 1984 she married Kenneth Anderson and they resided in Madison until his death in 2006. Leona entered the Madison Lutheran Home in April of 2006 and resided there until her death on Nov. 6, 2010. She had reached the age of 85 years, nine months and five days. Leona loved spending time with her family and attending as many events as she could even though she couldn't see what was going on. Leona enjoyed gardening, flowers, quilting, canning, cooking, baking and wrapping coat hangers, all made with love, but her greatest pleasure was giving those things away. She continued to do all of these things even after losing her eyesight. Leona enjoyed helping those that needed it and had a way of just knowing who that was. She had a big heart and always thought of others before herself. But her biggest gift to her family was her gift of faith. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by five children Chester (Kathie), Dale (Paulette), Arlene (Cleon) Tilbury, Barb Fernholz (Burt Letrud) Steve (Beth) and daughter-in-law Donna Grube, 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. Leona was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Loren Grube and Kenneth Anderson, son Larry, daughter-in-law Louise, baby granddaughter Lisa Louise, four brothers, Albert, Ervin, Fred and William (Bill) and three sisters Ida, Lorena and Elvera. Leona was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She spent her entire life making her family's life better. Blessed be her memory. development and handling of dairy herds and methods used in dairy farming. Quentin also conducted classes for men teaching them to drive vehicles, rules of the road, and gave driver's tests. He taught men the fundamentals of servicing and minor maintenance work. He was discharged in 1946. In 1947, Quentin returned to the Ortonville area, where he took over farming for his grandfather. On Aug. 10, 1952, Quentin was united in Marriage to Gladys Arndt at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville by Rev. O. Truog. To this union, they were blessed with two sons: Ron and Roger. They made their home in Ortonville until moving to a farm, four miles north of Ortonville. Gladys passed away on Nov. 11, 1985. Quentin lived on the farm until 1987, when he moved back into Ortonville. On Jan. 6, 1990, he was united in marriage to Delores Mack, with this union came three step- children: Karin, Tim and Tommy. They made their home in Ortonville. Delores passed away on Oct. 1, 1999. Quentin was a member of the Big Stone Lake VFW Post #3964 and the Gertje Van Lithe American Legion Post #229. He also enjoyed coin collecting, horses, and reading. Quentin was an avid farmer, still in the tractors and the fields until one year ago. Quentin died on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 at the Ortonville Area Health Services in Ortonville. He had lived to reach the age of 86 years. Quentin in survived by his sons: Ron (Denise) Reisdorph of Ortonville, and Roger Reisdorph of Clarissa; step- sons: Tim Mack of Savage and Tom Mack of Big Stone City, SD; step- daughter Karin Mack of Ortonville; grandchildren: Becca Reisdorph of Eden Prairie, Kristen Reisdorph of Sioux Falls, SD, Kelsey Reisdorph of St. Paul, Aaron Reisdorph of Browerville; step-grandchildren Macaela Carder of Toledo, OH, Missi (Keith) Misemer of St. Louis Park, Becky Mack of Big Stone City, SD, Jimmy Mack of Barry, Tommy Mack of Big Stone City, SD, Jody (Dan) Fore of Pillager, Sarah Griffith of Staples, Josh Griffith of Pillager; step- great-grandchildren: Arianna and Erica Mack, Ezra and Cassie Hagg and Dalton Griffith; sister Eyvone Spangler of Burnsville; numerous nieces and nephews; and former daughters-in-law Paula Reisdorph and Laurie Reisdorph. Quentin was preceded in death by parents Delbert and Mabel Reisdorph, brothers: Charles and Jackie Reisdorph, and one sister Joann Saeger. Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences to the family, on-line, visit our website at WILLMAR HEARING AID CENTER ORTONVILLE BRANCH Robert "Bob" Wennblom Funeral Services for Robert "Bob" Wennblom will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Graceville. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday. Father David Breu will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Dustin Sterling, Mathew Wendorf, Jim Ludowese, David Alberts, Charles Frevert, Dennis Pullis, Elton Jones, and Gary Haugen. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lorie Brausen, Vickie Schmidt, Karen Aslakson, and Shauna Stein. Burial will be at Graceville Consolidated Cemetery in Graceville. Robert Manford Wennblom was born on Jan. 3, 1930 to parents Manford and Ida (Jacobson) Wennblom in Clinton. Robert was baptized in March of 1930 at the Methodist church in Clinton. Bob grew up on a farm six miles west of Clinton. Bob attended school in Clinton where he graduated with the class of 1947. On Sept. 8, 1951, Bob was united in marriage to Delores "Lorie" Hein at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Graceville by Father O'Connor. They were blessed with two children: Linda and Guy. They made their home west of Clinton where they farmed. In 1964, they moved to River Falls, WI where he owned and operated his own trucking company, Wennblom Trucking. Many times, Lorie would accompany him over the road and coast to coast. In 1995, Bob and Lorie retired to the farm in Clinton until they moved to their home in Graceville. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and gardening. Bob enjoyed everything that had to do with the outdoors; he was a "faithful waterer" of his plants and flowers. Bob liked hobby farming and politics. The most important thing to Bob was his family. He especially loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Bob passed away on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at his home in Graceville; he had lived to reach the age of 80 years. Bob is survived by his wife, Lorie; daughter Linda (Charles) Chandler of Hager City, WI; daughter-in-law Jane Wennblom; three grandchildren: Tracy (Paul) Frevert of Clinton, Katelyn Wennblom of Hager City, WI, and Kyle Wennblom of Hager City, WI; great-grandchildren: Dustin Sterling of Wahpeton, ND, Chelsea Sterling of Clinton, Kassidy Sterling of Browns Valley, Aaron Sterling of Clinton, and Brittney Frevert of Clinton; sisters-in- law: Theresa Lanie of Beardsley, Phyllis Campbell of Indigo, CA, Angeline (James) Harrington of Palm Springs, CA and Anna Marie (Elton) Jones of Chicago, IL; and many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his son Guy Wennblom; parents Manford and Ida; and sister-in-law Marie Nelson. Larson Funeral Home in Graceville is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences to the family, visit our website at Better Hearing Guaranteed! car stereo sales & installation ) call Phil at 320-815-7918 Funeral Services for Herman Schmierbach were held on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Odessa. Pastor Thaine Kister officiated. Herman Carl Schmierbach was born on Oct.15, 1909 in St. Louis MO to parents Henry and Martha (Fuhrman) Schmierbach. Herman grew up in the Clinton area where he attended District #9 Country School in rural Clinton until the eighth grade. On Sept. 25, 1940, he was united in marriage to Martha Zahn; to this marriage, they were blessed with six children. They made their home on a farm near Rosen until they moved to Big Stone City, SD. Herman was a farmer and a television repair man. He also worked at Dakota Granite in Milbank and the Big Stone Rock Company in Ortonville until he retired. Herman lived in Odessa until June of 2001 when he moved into Northridge Residence in Ortonville. Herman enjoyed taking car rides, sight seeing, working on electronics and most of all, spending time with family and friends. Herman died on Nov. 4, 2010 at Northridge Residence in Ortonville. He had lived to reach the age'of 101. Herman is survived by his daughters: Ruth (Gary) Lengkeek of Rapid City, SD, Norma (Lyle) Severance of Miles City, MT, Mary (Kenneth) Ladwig of Big Stone City, SD, Deborah (Terry) Mueller of Maynard and Edith Schmierbach of St. Peter; 17 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Herman was preceded in death by his wife, Martha; son David, two great-grandsons; one brother and two sisters. Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville was in charge of arrangements. To send condolences to the family, on- line, visit our website at Howard Kittelson Funeral services for 89-year-old Howard Kittelson were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 8 at Louisburg Lutheran Church in Louisburg. Rev. Barbara Bruneau officiated at the service. Special music was provided by Becky Knudson Soto, organist and Bonnie Jostock, soloist. Honorary casket bearers included Howard's granddaughters: Karin Larson, Jessica Tonsfeldt, Michelle Kuball, Teressa Nicholas, Suzanne Bucholz, Cynthia Carl. The active casket bearers included Howard's grandsons: Darin Larson, Craig Tonsfeldt, Jeff Kittelson, Brian Kittelson, Michael Kittelson, Daniel Kittelson, Joshua Redepenning and David Redepenning. Concluding services were held at Louisburg Lutheran Cemetery. Howard Lawrence Kitteison was born on July 10, 1921 to parents Albert and Sophia (Solverson) Kittelson at rural Madison. He was baptized on June 9, 1924 and confirmed on Oct. 13, 1935 at Louisburg by Rev. E.S. Belgum at Louisburg Lutheran Church. Howard attended school at District 44, Louisburg School and Appleton High School and graduating in 1940. He was united marriage on March 16, 1946 to Edith Townsend at her mother's home of rural Graceville. To this union four children were born. After marriage, Howard and Edith lived in Louisburg before moving to the Kittelson home farm. He enjoyed farming and taking care of the land. In the '90's he retired from the farming, but would still help when he could. In life, Howard enjoyed camping, collecting antiques, restoring antique cars and then traveling in them. He made two trips in his Model A's and 26 trips in his Model T's. He toured Alaska two times and each time, they traveled north of the Arctic Circle. Howard also enjoyed woodworking and made many things for his church. Howard entered his Heavenly Home on Nov. 3, 2010 at the Appleton Hospital, Appleton. Howard is survived by his children: Harold (Jeanne) Kittelson of Louisburg; Beverly (Leslie) Larson of Kimball; Barbara (Alan) Redepenning of Madison; Douglas Kittelson of South Shore, SD, 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Howard was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Sophia Kittelson, his wife Edith, grandson Adam Redepenning, brother Walter Kittelson and sister Thelma Aquilar. Blessed be the memory of Howard Kittelson. Tags available for III Independent Ads Get Noticed,, Angel Tree Project (You're reading this one aren't you?) The Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tree Project is once again asking for your help. The need has greatly increased, with over 250 requests for clothing this year. If you would like to make this Christmas a happier one for a child in Big Stone County, simply stop at CenBank, Clinton State Bank, First State Bank in Big Stone City, SD, Minnwest Bank or Liebe Drug in Graceville and pick up a tag or two. The tags list the child's age and sex as well as the clothing items that the parents have indicated each child needs. Please return the item(s) you have purchased along with the tag to the business from which you took it by Tuesday, Dec. 7. They ask that you do not wrap the gifts as parents like to be able to see what their children will be receiving, and the Salvation Army committee tries to ensure that all children in the family receive gifts that are approximately equal in value. Thank you for whatever help you are able to give. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Helgeson, this year's Angel Tree Committee chairperson. TORO SNOWBLOWERS... 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