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sf LeRoy Sigloh LeRoy Sigloh, 7t, of Oct. 20 after a he from Washington High to work for Ames in 1948. The company by Boise Cascade in transferred to Boise became Director and Distribution. Frank was executive for Shoemaker in the 1980's he unit for Trus-Joist that later became TCT, the 1980's, he became lith Leisure Industries, _  an active board member ale. of his life. He was active in Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity, and was recognized in 1980, as the "Transportation Man of the Year." Frank was also active with his homeowner's association board for over 20 years. Frank married Ruth Carlberg on Sept. 25, 1954, in Portland, OR, and they had two children, Linda and Charles (Mark). Frank always enjoyed gardening, especially taking care of his roses. He had a life-long interest in politics and the stock market, and was always ready for a political or a state-of the- market discussion. He always put visitors at ease with his comfortable familiarity. As he lost his vision, he especially enjoyed chats with his many friends and family. Frank is survived by his wife Ruth; daughter Linda; son Mark of Boise; brother Alan, aunt Ila Beckman of Ortonville; and many nieces , nephews and cousins in Minnesota, Idaho and Oregon. Memorials may be made to Talking Book Library, 325 W. State Street, Boise, 83702-6072, or the Idaho Commission for the Blind. for "Pete" Risdahl morning, Nov. at Zion Lutheran Church Nagel officiated at the Pfaff was the organist :ice. The Zion Lutheran sang special music. D group for the service was Fire Department. ers were Eric Anderson, Nathan Goessling, Risdahl, and Kevin at the Appleton City Peter "Pete" Risdahl was art'k, 1943 at Canby to parents -:abel (Paglusch) Risdahl. ,baptized on Oct. 3, 1943 ' on June 15, 1958 at rrin ffa-tl-tc h Canby; Pete antry school, Canby and graduated from a School. He then attended y of Minnesota, 1, 1964 he was married at Our Savior's Canby. 'ville thru 1964 and then ,,,,,,, _ Northern Propane in From 1967 - 1969 he 4)akota Egg Company '. In 1969 he began Natural Gas and until his retirement in owned and operated a specializing in ling of golf course and Diane also owned Risdahls Jewelry in 1980- 1989. eed fishing, hunting, dancing, and bird loved making toys for He was an active Lutheran Church, School, and sang in the Choir for many years. on the church council Usher for several years. Rakow services were held Nov. 13, at St. John's hurch of Madison, for Bramstedt officiated. was provided by Mork and soloist IY pallbearers were all AM fiend s with us here today. )earers included; Roger Bormann, Richard West, Son, Thomas Heinrich, ett, Stewart Rakow and In his earlier years he was a-member of the JC's in Ortonviile, Madison, and Appleton. Pete also served on the Appleton School Board and was President of the Appleton Chamber of Commerce and it's various committees. Pete was a 20-year retired member of the Appleton Fire Department and served on the Swift County Fair Board for 19 years. He also served as secretary of the fair board for a number of years. Pete also served as the Applefest Parade chairman for many years. Pete was known for his big heart and his big, bear hugs. He had an unfailing love and concern for his family and was truly the "cornerstone" of the family. Pete always worked for bettering the community. He had a "never give up" attitude and touched many peoples lives. Pete died on Sunday evening, Nov. 10th, at the Appleton Municipal Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He had reached the age of 59 years, four months, and four days. He is survived by his wife, Diane; three daughters: Heidi (and Tony) Roiland of Morris and their children: Rebecca, Delfii, and Jacob, Amy (and Doug) Larson of Appleton and their children: Chet and Stone; and Sarah of Walter township.. Gerhardt attended school at District #85 of Perry Township near his parents farm. After school Gerhardt first farmed with his father and then brother Leonard (Spike) and finally his nephew Roger Rakow. He was united m marriage on Oct. 27, 1955, to Marceila Bornhorst at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Gerhardt and Marcella moved into Madison in the late 1970's where Gerhardt semi-retired, still driving to his farm practically every day. They moved into Hilltop Apartments in Madison in March of 2002, and into the Madison Lutheran Home in August of 2002. Death came to Gerhardt, Nov. 10, Agnes Plathe Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 12 at St. Michael's Catholic Church of Madison for Agnes Plathe. Father Jeff Horejsi and Father Tony Plathe (son), with visiting Priests concelebrated this service. Special music was provided by organist Jean Molstad, St. Michael's Choir and Agnes's grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Agnes's grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers included; Goldstar Mother, Catholic Aid Association and the American Legion Auxiliary. Concluding services were held at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery. Agnes Elizabeth Wolischlager was born Jan. 21, 1904, in rural Big Stone "City, SD, to parents Theodore and Mathilda (Voelz) Wollschlager. She was baptized at St. Charles Catholic Church of Big Stone City, SD, and confirmed at St. Michael's Catholic Church of Madison. Agnes attended school at District #88 near her parents farm, the St. Michaels' Catholic School and graduated from Madison High School in 1922. Agnes attended Madison Normal School and began teaching country school at District #49. She was united in marriage Aug. 8, 1923, to Anton J. Plathe at St. Michael's Catholic Church. To this union eight children were born. After marriage Agnes and Anton lived and farmed east of Bellingham. (and John) Shurb of Louisburg and their daughter, Josie; three brothers: Seattle; four grandchildren; four great Ai Risdahl of Omaha, NE, and Paul grandchildren; and one sister, Gladys and Lenny Risdahl both of/ 2002; at the Madison Lutheran Home. He had reached the age of 86 years, 11 months and 26 days. In life Gerhardt enjoyed farming, the outdoors, baseball, gardening, visiting with family and friends and especially his church. Gerhardt is survived by his wife; Marcellat Rakow of Madison, two sisters; Esther Redepenning and Bernice Henning both of Madison a sister-in-law Gertrude Rakow of Bellingham and many nieces and nephews. Bloomington, three sisters: Marln Jones of Omaha, NE. Diane (and'Jim) Anderson of Hutchinson; and Betty Risdahl of Hilltop; his mother-in-law, Hazel (and Vernon) Maas of Canby; sister and brother-in-law, Darlene (and LeRoy) Tesch of Clear Lake, SD; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Preceding Pete in death are his parents; Minor and Mabel Risdahl; his father-in-law, George F. Hanson; brother-in-law, William Jones; sister- in-law, Bonnie Risdahl; and two nephews: John Goessling and LeRoy Carl Tesch. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers.; Gilbert, Leonard and LeRoy Rakow. Ronald Redepenning. Concluding ser,ices were held at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery of Madison. Gerhardt Erwin Wilhelm Rakow was born Nov. 14, 1915, in Perry Township, Lac qui Parle County to parents Fred and Emma (Boehnke) Rakow. He was baptized Dec. 5, 1915, by Rev. E.P. Gesterling and confirmed on March 24, 1929 by Rev. G.S. Mundinger at Trinity Lutheran Church After the tragic death of her husband and son, Agnes started her teaching career once again. In 1951 she taught in Appleton for one year, rural school #88 for three years, Nassau for three years, the Kanthak District for one year, St. Michael's in Madison for eight years, Rosen and Graceville each for one year. Also during the summer for 10 years she worked for the ASCS office in Madison. Also during this time Agnes took classes to further her education at Mankato Teachers College. Death came to Agnes, Nov. 8, 2002; at the Madison Hospital. She had reached the age of 98 years, nine months and- 17 days. In life Agnes enjoyed old time and country music, playing cards, going out to eat, painting, sewing, crocheting and making crafts for the Lac qui Parle County Fair. Agnes is survived by her children; Harvey and wife Lila Platheof Bellingham, JoAnn Thompson of Burnsville, Alice and husband Len Vignalo of St. Paul, Father Anthony Plathe of Round Rock, TX, Bernetta Connaily of California, Myron and wife Patricia Plathe of Edina, 24 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, husband Anton, two sons James and Arnold Plathe, 10 brothers and sisters, John, Frank, Martha, Francis, Anna, Alois, Bruno, Mary, Herman and twin sister Helen. Geneva Lambert Conrad Funeral services were held Sat., Nov. 9 for Geneva Lambert Conrad of Seattle, WA, Geneva died Oct. 31, 2002 in Seattle. Geneva was born Feb. 18, 1919 and graduated from Ortonville High School in 1936. Survivors include her husband, Marlen of Seattle;sons, Tom, Richard and Kevin and daughter, Kathy of Memorials for Rice Hospice Memorials and donations were received by Rice Hospice Ortonville/Graceville - for the month of October, 2002. Gifts were given in memory of: Jim Geier by Bruce and Syd Eddy; Norma Wessner; Shirley A. Michelsen; Betty Schwarze; Glenn and Margaret Fishbeck; Allen and Katherine Birmingham; Ora Mac George; Nancy Geier; Mary E. Geier; Peter and Pam Steinke; Richard and Elizabeth Steiner; Lloyd and Lois Lorange; Jim and Muriel Geier; Vivian and Howard Janssen; Donna J. Rabe; )Sa'nold and Luciile Eide; Peter Geier; Anonymous. Rose Karels by Myra Schmieg. Dave Swank by Judy Gere. Monetary donations were received from the Rice Hospice Auxiliary and Aid Association for Lutherans.. Rice Hospice - Appleton, Benson, Dawson, Graceville, Granite Falls, Montevideo, Ortonville, Paynesville, Willmar - wishes to express their gratitude for these memorials and donations. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY Looking for Lightning Fast CALL Internet? NATE'S NET WIRELESS INTERNET... where your uploads are as fast as downloads. NO PHONE LINES TO SLOW YOU DOWN! You can be on line all the time and never get bumped off! No need for that second phone line for the because it's wireless! Computer Sales & Service Wireless Interne ate's N et Your lntemet Provider - email: lori@nate'snet.com 325 S. Main Milbank, SD 605-432-1222 Shoquist. Memorials may be sent to any children's charity or send cards to Richard Conrad, 730 Holcomb St., Port Townsend, WA 98368. Library corner I I The hours of the Ortonville Public Library are Monday - Thursday 12- 8p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10-3 p.m. The next children's program will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m. We will be reading stories, discussing and do a project related to Thanksgiving. New in General Fiction is Joyce Carol Oates' 'Tll Take You There". In a novel set in the early 1960s, a young white woman falls in love with a black philosophy student and then must lace a person from her past who she believed had died. New in Mystery is Sue Grafton's "Q Is For Quarry". Eighteen years after the decomposed body of an unidentified young woman !s discovered in a quarry off California s Highway 1, two police detectives nearing retirement enlist Kinsey Millhone's aid to help identify the !ong ago murder victim, as Kinsey's journey into the past unleashes a deadly investigation in the present. Also new is Janet Evanovich's "Visions of Sugar Plums". A holiday adventure finds ephanie Plum struggling to remove an intruder from her apartment and falling for a mysterious newcomer. New in Romance is Stella Cameron's "Cold Day in July". When the recent murder of singer Bonnie Blue in Toussaint, Louisiana, reopens a supposedly solved murder case, local medical examiner Reb O'Brien is forced to team up with Marc Girard, who is searching for his missing sister, and as long buried passion ragcs between them, the secrets of the town are revealed, marking them for death. New in Suspense is Stuart Woods' "Blood Orchid". 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