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December 15, 1998

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-0000rtonville news "---&apos;Joer Monday., Dec. 7th. ------nants participated. They od d a wonderful time. o .m the_ _Methodist '" were Betty Schwarze, Alma Church sang at the Home-Rite son, Alice Holtquist, Ethel on and Sylvia Pinkert. Dec. tvas Verna's birthday. Iie Vietzke had a group of Life Bible Study friends in for Ion coffee Thursday, Dec. lOth at of Verna Stoehr's birthday. . and Mrs. Richard Rundell 1 to Minneapolis on Monday, th and were overnight guests of ! Rundell in Burnsville. Mr. and Richard Rundell then went to lis Tuesday the 8th of Dec. lical reasons for Mrs. Richard !Monson of Stanchfield was a br of Margie Monson the of the 5th of Dec. They went II bdinner in Milbank and also r in Ortonviile at the flOG Mad M a gie Monson's brother Marvin r came to visit Margie Monson Apartments Wednesday evening, Dec. 9th. Sunday, Dec. 6th Joan Block attended the "Splendor of Christmas" play at North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills. It was a beautiful inspirational play for the Christmas season. Sunday, Dec. 13th Marvin and Joan Block attended the dinner theater by the First English Lutheran Church Steeple People called the "Big Night in Bethlehem." The Senior Club had their Christmas dinner Sunday, Dec. 13th at the Ortonville Senior Center. The Bill Hartman family attended the graduation of Diane Hartman's sister Teresa Deuchar from SDSU in Brookings on Saturday, Dec. 12th. A reception followed at the Ramkota Inn in Watertown. )EPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! , Stock market got you down? ! Let a.Catholic Aid  annuity give you a lift! n e ;$rnt:fCurkSwrt ket r:/led, ;ar t rtdc ?2;:d u tmle he from the Catholic Aid Association. WE OFFER: - A competitive interest rate - Single or flexible premiums - No up front charges - Help for retirement planning - Membership in Catholic Aid we assist in administrative transfers of qualified, non-quail- ,401 Ks, IRAs and employee pension plans1 CALL YOUR CATHOLIC AID REP TODAY! 3499 N. Lexington Ave., St. Paul. MN 55126 REFRESHMENTS SER VED FiLL DFiY MICHAEL M. BREDECK, FIC 903 - 3rd Avenue Madison, MN 56256 320-598-3081 l ln Memoriam ] IN MEMORIAM In memory of Merlin Arndt, whose birth date.was Dec. 16, 1924. THANKS FOR SHARING written in honor of the life of Merlin Arndt by Carole Arndt The accordian is silent; the shoes they dance no more. The fishing pole is put away, The cards not dealt for play. The golf clubs gather cobwebs; and jokes no longer told, That smiling face with sparkling eyes Is today a memory. We know his life is better now; in a place we cannot see. And even though we' ve had to part For his work on earth was done, It brings a smile as we recall the treasures that he gave. It's true his laughter sounds no more, as it did in days gone by, But his love of life we'll always feel Forever in our hearts. Love from the whole family, Vivian Arndt, Joyce and Dale Melcher and family, Eugene and Candy Arndt and family, Carole Arndt, Dewey Sipperell, Kathy Ristau, Kristi Arndt, 46-1 Charlie Ruegemer Gene Howen Funeral services for Gene Howen, 70, of Ortonville, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998 in Tabor United Methodist Church at Big Stone City, SD. Visitation was Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. with a 7:30 prayer service at the Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville. Rev. R. Karl Watkins officiated. Organist was Vi Rabe, with soloist Russell Howard. Honorary pallbearers were Mel and Betty Reinke, Bev Berkner, Jim and Barb Erickson and Marv and Pat Hyatt. Active pallbearers were Dick Raffety, Mike Spors, Steve Oakes, Jack Douglas, Chuck PeMwski, LaValle Berkner, Jon Mathes and Don Kopitzke. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery. John Eugene Howen was born Nov. 22, 1928 to John Henry and Esther (Witt) Howen at Doon, IA. He was baptized Nov. 25, 1928at Aivord, IA and confirmed in Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Graceville. A 1946 graduate of Odessa High School, Gene worked in the Odessa Elevator from 1945-47 and began at the EtlSTB00IER APPR00i00TlaN nay, at JoLee s Jewelry in Ortonville Friday, Dec. ! 8th 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Free Glass Ornament I iii ':: with WHJ every SUPPLY purchase sTs  .. f/?..,,o. / JEWELRY Orlonviile, MN 56278 Phone 839-3262 Benson Elevator in 1947. On Sept. 14, 1948 he was united in marriage to Myrna Carlson at Ortonville. In 1949 the couple moved to Pipestone, where Gene worked in the elevator until 1952, when they moved to Lynn and then to Big Stone City where he worked with Strege Auto. A Boiler Engineer at Big Stone Canning Co. from 1965 to 1988, Gene was with Berkner Heating and Plumbing from 1989 to present. Mr. Howen passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, having reached the age of 70 years and 17 days. Gene felt like everyone else's junk was his treasure. He was always tinkering on something, and maintained the Ortonville Corn Festival boiler for cooking corn. He was a very kind, compassionate man who enjoyed the Allis-Chalmers tractor and attending antique threshing bees. His favorite co-pilot was his dog, Koko. Survivors include is wife, Myrna of Ortonville; his mother, Esther Howen of Ortonville; four daughters, Carol (Ron) Pederson of Park Rapids, Diane (Cal) Looney of International Falls, Nancy (Denny) Dwyer of Minneapolis, and Sandra (Jeff) Heerde of Sioux Falls, SD; one son, Jeff Howen and friend, Lisa Tessmer, of Milbank, SD; three sisters, Donna (Ken) Grover of Harlingen, TX, Shirley (Dave) Morgan of Sioux City, IA, Judi Howen and friend, Sherry Blazer of Kansas City, MO; two brothers, Les (Betty) Howen of Des Moines, IA and Bernard (June) Howen of Tucson, AZ; nine grandchildren, Aaron and Angle Pederson, Nikki, Shannon, and Ashley Dwyer, Jeremy, Shawn and Kendra Heerde, and Dylan Howen; and one great granddaughter, Miranda Pederson. He was preceded in death by his father. 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