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Good old days in the Ortonville area Engebretson-Dolezal vows KROGER BROS. ICE LOADING PLANT on Big Stone Lake at Ortonville. That's what you see in this postcard photo, property of Irene Jurgens, Ortonville. You are looking southeast. Larger building at rear left is the Columbian Hotel building. White building in center is the former Orton Hotel. 10 YEARS AGO Nov. 23, 1988 Edward "Butch" Thole was re-elected the mayor of Odessa at the city election Nov. 8. Ribbon cutting took place Tuesday morning at the all new Liebe Drug and Ben Franklin in Ortonville. Ardis Brehmer was saluted by the Ortonviile Area Health Services this week. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a girl to Tamara Dravland and Michael Christiansen of Milbank, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Evan Holker of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rudnick of Bellingham. 25 YEARS AGO Nov. 14, 1973 Mr. and Mrs. Russell Skundberg of Beardsley were presented with the Outstanding Conservation award by the Big Stone Soil and Water Conservation District. Sarah Berkner, a senior at Ortonville High School was presented the DAR Good Citizens award. There are several races that have developed in the Ortonville city election. Gerhardt Block is running for mayor against incumbent Loren Clark, LaValle Berkner and Bruce Swigerd have filed for alderman at large and three have filed for alderman in the 2nd ward. They are Earl Wahlstrom, Steve Barr and Jerry Conrad. Mrs. Donald Thymian of Ortonville was elected to the Board of Directors of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries in Columbus, OH. Erv Mikkelson and Larry Poppe are featured in the Know Y6ur Teacher column. Mr. and Mrs. Brad Krause of Ortonville are the parents of a boy born at the Ortonville Hospital. 50 YEARS AGO Dec. 2, 1948 Voters of Ortonville will go to the polls on Dec. 21st to cast their vote whether Ortonville should have a new hospital. i I I DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville | lepende.t Six area students have won places in the all star district band. They are Claire Steiner, Elizabeth Alsaker, Veto Olson, Vernon Strege, Nola Rothi and Jean Lindholm. The Ortonville boys' cage season will begin Dec. 1st. The starting five will be selected from the following: Garnett Steiner, Andy McCarty, Bob Saeger, Richard Steiner, Bob McCarty, Bud McCallum, Jim Miller, Myron Scholberg, Johnny Nelson and Clayton Pyle. The following births were recorded at the Ortonville Hospital: a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dittes of Ortonville and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hegge of Ortonville. (" This column sponsored in part by % 70 YEARS AGO Nov. 22, 1928 Mildred Lambert and Marlin Knoll were united in marriage on Nov. 18 at the First English Lutheran Church by Rev. Arling Thomson. A.H.F. Grosenick, Ortonville's oldest clothier and tailor, will quit business after 40 years in the business. A large $20,000 sale will begin on Friday. Frieda Amborn and Louis Block were united in marriage on Nov. 17th at the home of the bride's parents by Rev. August Battling. Esther Dittherner and George Klapel were united in marriage on Nov. 16 at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Odessa. (320) 839-3820 o Hwy. 75 Nodh Oaonville, MN 56278 J Obituaries Richard Dwyer Funeral services for Richard Dwyer, 69, of Ortonville were held last Saturday, Nov. St:. olan's Catholic Church at Ortonville. Father Robert Goblirsch offici- ated. Organist was Pat Kunz, with special music provided , by soloist Kristi Delage and the St. John's Choir. Honorary pallbearers were the staff of Ortonville Area Health Services and Richard's grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Shorty Swenson, Patrick Dwyer, Ray Barth, Michael Schuelke, William Schuelke, and Dan Dwyer. Interment was in Mound Cemetery, Ortonville. Richard Clyde Dwyer was born Jan. 27, 1929 in Graceville to William and Minnie (Andrews) Dwyer. Baptized and confirmed in Holy Rosary Catholic Church at Graceville, Richard received his education at St. Mary's School. Minnie Witte Funeral services for Minnie Wate, 94, of Ortonville were held Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Ortonville. Rev. Richard Boehnke officiated. Organist was Pat Kunz. Pallbearers were Keith Adelman, Joe Juneau, Arlo Klepel, Dale Blum, Timothy McMahon and Urban Stolpman. Interment was in Mound Cemetery, Ortonville. Wilhelmine Albertina Falk was born May 15, 1904, to Herman and Sara Ann (Kriener) Falk in Odessa Township. She was baptized May 29, 1904 and confirmed on June 8, 1919, both in Trinity Lutheran Church at Odessa. Minnie received her education through Grade 8 at country school, On March 31, 1951, he was united in marriage to Bonita Ann Kack iff'St. Peter's Catholic Church at Canby. ...... He workcLLa.JsLcler at Hasslen Construction Company for 30 years. Mr. Dwyer passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, at the Ortonville Hospital, having reached the age of 69 years, nine months, and 15 days. He was a gentle, compassionate, generous man who did not complain. He enjoyed gardening, and will be remembered for the way he loved his children, grandchildren and other family members. Survivors include three daughters, Kathleen (Rick) Maloney of Coon Rapids, Theresa (Glenn) Bolsta of Brandon, VT, and Patrisa (Duane) Schuelke of Big Stone City; four sons, Dennis (Nance) of Minneapolis, Michael (Naomi) of Mankato, Richard of Coon Rapids and William (Julie) of Milbank, SD; one sister, Darlene Grossman of Ortonville; one brother, William "Mick" Dwyer of Inglewood, CA; and I I grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a son, Thomas Dwyer. On Oct. 13, 1926 she was united in marriage to Frank Witte in Trinity Lutheran Church at Odessa. Besides being a rural homemaker, Minnie was employed at the Ortonville Hospital and Nursing Home, Big Stone Canning Company and local restaurants. Her hobbies were sewing and quilting. Mrs. Witte passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998 at the Clinton Good Samaritan Center, Clinton, reaching the age of 94 years, five months and 26 days. Minnie is survived by her grandson, Scott Hildebrandt of Roseville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Peggy, eight sisters and brother. Eastside Car Wash AND DETAIL SHOP Craig and Allison DeBoer WlB4ff - $ LO0 W/I4 CVEt o A ON DUW WEEKIV$ SPOT FtFE RINSE " HOT I-SOAK " SUPERPOWER VlK:UU$ Best Wash For Your Money! Save with our Car Wash Tokens[ Jill Rydberg. Funeral services for Jill Rydberg, 51, of Big Stone City, SD, were held Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, in St. Charles Catholic Church at Big Stone City, SD. Father Ray Otto officiated. "Org/hist was Lonie Rausch, with Paula Rausch guitarist. Soloist was Steve Northern State University. Jill was employed as a bank teller in Seattle, WA until 1971, when she worked in several restaurants and lounges in Aberdeen, SD. On Oct. 28, 1972, she was united in marriage to Robert Carl Rydberg at Aberdeen. They moved to Big Stone City, SD in 1977, where Jill was employed ........ as manager of Bg Ston-- Municipal Liquors until her sudden illness in October of 1998. Mrs. Rydberg passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at Huntington. Honorary pallbearers were Faye Athey, Shirley Weber, Margaret Kuefler, Lisa Gustafson, Judy Peter, Sharon Scoblic, "Irish Kramer, Linda Hofhenke, Paula Bailey, Betty Zahnow and Gloria Larson. Active pallbearers ere Pal]l Zahn, Mary Nelson, Eugene Biever, Duane Stock, Dave Hasslen and Kenny Weiss. Interment "was at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Big Stone City. Jill lone (DeYapp) Rydberg was born June 13, 1947, at Ellendale, ND to Howard and Barbara (Schook) DeYapp. After graduating from Ellendale High School in 1965, she attended Evelyn Gary. Funeral services for Evelyn Gary, 77, of Graceville were held Friday, Nov. 13th, 1998, at Siloah Lutheran Church, rural Graceville. Rev. John Ragan officiated with Tami Ragan organist. Special music was provided by John and Tami Ragan. Honorary pallbearers were the staff at Grace Home. Active pallbearers were Douglas Gary, Daryl Gary, David Arens, Dale Gary, Daniel Gary and Dean Gary. Interment ".,as at Graceville Consolidated Cemetery. Evelyn Louise (Palmer) Gary was born Sept. 29, 1921 to Bert Lewis and Sophie Louise (Hattendor0 Palmer at Worthington. She was baptized in the Christian faith as an infant. As a young child she moved with her parents to a farm near Harris, IA. Evelyn was the oldest of a family of four girls. She was educated at Fairview Country School through 7th Grade, and Zion Parochial School in Horton Township for 8th Grade. She attended Harris High School until her family moved to Bigeiow. Living on a farm north of Barry, Evelyn completed her education at Graceville High School. She worked "as a hired girl in several homes until starting work at the First State Bank in McKennen Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, reaching the age of 51 years, four months and 28 days. Among Jill's interests were reading, bowling and entertaining family and friends. She will be remembered for her caring and kindness. She always put others' needs before her own. Survivors include her husband, Robert "Carl" Rydberg of Big Stone City; her mother, Barbara Gierke of Sacramento, CA; one daughter, Kory Rydberg of Santa Barbara, CA; and one grandson, Derek Koehler of Santa Barbara, CA. She was preceded in death by her father. I.arson Funeral Home of Ortonville was in charge of arrangements. Graceville. After several years she went to work at the Security State Bank in Beardsley. She married Roy Willard Gary Aug. 3, 1947. To this union three children were born: one daughter and two sons. Her husband was killed in a tractor accident on Aug. 8, 1951. She worked at the Holy Trinity Hospital for over 19 years, and lived on the farm until breaking her hip in June of 1995. Mrs. Gary had been a resident of Grace Home for three years at the time of her death on Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998. She had reached the age of 77 years, one month and nine day. She was an active member of Siloah Lutheran Church and its Ladies' Aid. She was the treasurer and financial secretary for many years. Among her special interests were quilting and gardening. Survivors include a daughter Connie (Lee) Hamner of Beardsley; two sons, Donald of Shakopee, and Dennis (Nelia) of Barry; three sisters, Arline (Vernon) Gary of Graceville, Pearline Rakow of Graceville and LaVonne Stone of Brandon, SD; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Open house set for Ellie Helgeson There will be an open house graduation celebration for Ellie Helgeson on Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998. The event is in honor of her graduation from College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, with her Master of Education Degree. The open house will be held at Odessa's Rod and gun Club from 2 until 4 p.m. Mrs. Helgeson worked at Ortonville Public Schools from 1988 to 1998,in various capacities, and is currently employed by Grant-Deuel High School in Revillo, SD, as high school band director. ! Chastity Engebretson and Mike Dolezal were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Parents of the bride are Bruce and Dianne Engebretson of Big Stone City and parents of the groom are Mike and Vicky Dolezal of Willmar. Matron of honor was Jody Biever, friend of the bride, and bridesmaids were Mary Madison, friend of the bride, Kristen Engebretson, sister-in- law of the bride, Jessie Dolezal, sister of the groom, and Jennie Dolezal, sis- ter of the groom. Flowergirl was Halley Dolezal, cousin of the groom. Bestman was Jeremy Mogard, Florence Duin Funeral services for Florence Duin, 85, of Graceville, were held Friday, Nov. 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church near Johnson. Rev. Keith Bilitz officiated. Organist was Carol Johnson, and soloist was Professor David Kuske. Honorary pallbearers were Lindsey, Brian and Tyler Braun-Duin; Rachel and Anna Kuske; Joshua and friend of the groom, and were Rick Madison, groom Chad Engebretson, the bride, Chris En of the bride, Matt groom. Ringbearer Peschong, cousin of the Ushers were Wade Gilb, the groom, and Jeremy J' of the groom. were Trish Sing and Ang friends of the bride. They are residing in eight day honeymoon groom is a machinist at Manufacturing and the employed in Design and Floor to Ceiling. Traverse Co. On Dec. 23, 1935, she in marriage to Johnson. Florence lived on a husband until his residing there until moved to a Graceville then to Grace Home in A member of Trinity Debra Boeldt; Darcy Hawcroft; anglo'Church at Johnson, Derek (Spencer) Duin. Active pallbearers were Jason, Derek, Joseph, Jay and Jeff Duin; Aaron and Chad Braun-Duin; and Jonathan Kuske. Interment was at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Mrs. Duin passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 8, 1998 at Grace Home, Graceville. Florence Mildred Cecelia Lundquist was born Sept. 23, 1913 at home in Parnell Twp., Traverse Co. to John V. and Ell (Stomberg) Lundquist. She was baptized shortly after her birth, and was confirmed at about age 13 at Siloah Lutheran Church, Parnell Twp. After her graduation from Wbeaton High School in 1931, Florence completed Teachers Training in Wheaton in 1932 and began teaching in District 19 in Leonardsville Twp., Sunday School for was a member of Trinity Ladies Aid. She was help wherever needed relatives and friends. Survivors include Gwenith (Professor Mequon, WI; four Graceville, S Sewickley, PA, Joseph, MO, and Braun-Duin of Ste four sisters, Alice MI, Amy Krantz Miller of Plymouth and of Pasadena, CA; a Lundquist of grandchildren; and grandchildren. She was preceded in parents, husband, two brothers. Sons of Norway to meet Sons of Norway Granindalen Lodge 1-651 will meet Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Grant County Courthouse Community Room in Milbank, SD. Special features will be talks from members who attended Hostfest '98 in Minot, ND, a sing-a-long accompanied by Elsworth Monson on his accordion and Lunch will be Wibbens. All Nordic welcome. AmericO' "A Family Owned Company for over 50 years" HP_. Hu.seum, Apache Trail and Torlilla Flats, Rawhide, Lake I-Iavasu City, Hoover Dalx Hollywood, Beverly .Hills, "Price is Right" Show, Crystal Cathedral, San Diego Harbor Cru, Seaport V'_age, San t Z, Sea World, Yuma, Tucson, Phoemx, Sabeno C.matm axed Seta'a Delft Mu.mam. Naval Air Museum, ocala i narrated Station, Disne. A tine Coffee Plantation, Butterfly Farm, Cloud Forest Reserve Hike, Atenal Volcano, Tabacon Resort, Float on the Coroblei River, Tamarindo, Turtle Museum, Catamaran on Tortuga Island, Carata Biological Reserve PSke and U& Air Force Petrified Forest and Natq Park and Bryce CanyOn Opryland Hotel, Hay House in Macon, _Disaey's Animal Kingdom, Kennedy Space Center and World of Co(a-Cola. All prices are based on per person double occupanO/- P.O. Box 6 West Hwy. 12 Murdock, Minnesota 320-875-2491 or 1-800-288-8246 Page 8 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, No""