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Lowell Henry Hay Lowell Henry Hay, age 92, of Beer branch there in 1939. member of the American Lutheran Worthington, formerly of Ortonville, On Oct. 15, 1941 he married his Church in Worthington. died Monday, Dec. high school sweetheart, Dorothy Pries Lowell was a great husband, father Louis Voeltz 6, 2010 at in Canby. After they were married and grandfather, always making sure Crossroads Care they moved to Ortonville where they his family came first. He loved music, Mundwiler Funeral Home Jr., Jim Voeltz, Russ Howard, Tim Roberts County Commissioner forCenter in lived for 57 years. In 1954 Lowell dancing, cooking, entertaining and announces the death of Louis Voeltz, Rabe, Dean Stickland, Tony Howard. two terms, 2000-2008. Louis enjoyed Worthington. purchased the Grain Belt Beer telling jokes. He also enjoyed fishing, age 73 of rural Big Truman Nelson, Ado Haase, and Todd hunting trips, ice fishing and fishing The funeral was Distributorship and increased it into a hunting and sports, in the past having Stone City, SD Keller. on the river. He especially enjoyed held Friday at 2 five and a half county distributorship, season tickets for the Vikings, Twins who passed away Music was provided by Russ traveling to Germany while his p.m. at the In 1978, Lowell retired after and Timberwolves. He also was an Dec. 7 at Avera Howard, vocalist and Mark daughter and family lived there. He American Lutheran selling the business to Vernon (Gus) avid golfer and enjoyed bowling. M c K e n n a n Adolphson, vocalist and guitarist, also enjoyed bowling and softball. Church in Gustafason. On March 11, 1998 the Lowell and Dorothy also traveled Hospital in Sioux Louis Lemoyne Voeltz was born Louis Voeltz is survived by hisWorthington with couple moved to Worthington, then on extensively in and outside of the Falls. He fought Oct. 28, 1937, in Big Stone City, SD. wife, Shirley of rural Big Stone City, the Pastor Liz July 6, 2004 to Golden Horizons, and United States before and after retiring. L y m p h o m a He was the son of William T. and SD; two daughters and sons-in-law: Radtke officiating, on June 23, 2010, Lowell became a Lowell isnow dancing with his valiantly for two Grace S. (Bowman) Voeltz. Louis Lori and Jeff Lobes of Mesa, AZ ; Burial was Saturday, Dec. ll, 2010 resident of Crossroads. Lowell and wife and Dorothy's dance card is full. years, graduated from Milbank High School Shari and Rick Hansen of at 2 p.m. in the Mound Cemetery in Dorothy celebrated their 69th wedding Lowell is survived by his daughter, Funeral services in 1955. He served with the 139th Leavenworth, KS; five grandchildren; Ortonville. anniversary on Oct. 15, 2010. Margaret Ann (Meg) and son-in-law, were held Saturday, Transportation Unit of the National one brother, William and wife Connie He was born July 19, 1918, in Lowell was a former member of Steve McCuen, Worthington; Dec. 11 at 1:30 p.m. at Tabor United Guard from 1955- 1959. He was Voeltz of Big Stone City, SD; a sister- Lyon County, at the Marshall Hospital the First English Lutheran Church in granddaughter, Stephanie and her Methodist Church in Big Stone City. united in marriage with Shirley Quade in-law, Lola Voeltz of Milbank, SD; to parents Horace and Rose (Shimek) Ortonville, serving on the church husband, Timothy Kowalski, Rev. Iva Laudermith and Rev. Beth on Nov. 1, 1959. and nieces and nephews. Hay. Lowell grew up in Taunton and council for eight years. He was past Waukegan, IL; Godchild, Lisa Beth Conrad officiated and burial will be in Louis farmed in Roberts CountyHe was preceded in death by hisgraduated from Minneota High School president of the Jaycee's, member of Gustafson Hoftiezer and her husband, the Greenwood Cemetery. with his father and brother. Following parents and brother, James Voeltz. m 1937. In high school Lowell was a the men's vocal chorus; he served on Rick, Luverne; sister-in-law, Lucille Honorary bearers were his their deaths, Louis managed the farm Mundwiler Funeral Home of terrific football player. When Lowell the Ortonville city council for four Hay, niece, Janeen Taveirne and her grandchildren: Ashley Hansen, Chris alone. He was a skilled welder, Milbank was in charge of the was 16 he started driving livestock years and was a member of the Moose sons, Tyler and Ross all of Marshall. Hansen, Jake Hansen, Benjamin learning the trade from his brother, arrangements for Louis Voeltz. To trucks to South St. Paul. After high Lodge. Lowell was also a Mason, He was preceded in death by his Lobes, and Katherine Lobes; and He was an active member of Tabor send an electronic condolence visit school he worked for Aetna Insurance reaching the Scottish Rites 32nd parents, wife, Dorothy on Oct. 16, nieces: Tami Myers, Deb Adolphson, United Methodist Church. He was a Company for a while and then went to degree. He was a member of the2010 and one brother, Donald Hay. and Dawn Morton. board member of the Ortonville work for the Grain' Belt Beer Minnesota Beer Wholesalers serving To view an online obituary or sign Casket bearers were: Bill Voeltz, Farmer's Elevator. He served as distributorship in Marshall. After two on the board of directors for fifteen a virtual register book, please visit Elmer weeks of employment he was sent to years and was president of the MBW ,.anuuer Ortonville to manage the Grain Belt in 1969. Lowell was currently a Elmer Sandberg, 82, Alexandria, Lake. They were married Sept. 20, Rapids area for deer hunting. The passed away Dec. 4, 2010 at the St. 1949 and celebrated their 60th cabin has since become a favorite Walter Fred Julius Maatz Cloud Hospital. wedding anniversary in 2009. Four place for the family to enjoy with M e m o r i a 1 daughters were born to them. special Christmas memories up there. Funeral services for Walter Maatz Bellingham. Yellow Bank Watershed Board for 20 services for Elmer Elmer and Jo began their marriage Survivors include his wife, Joan were held at 10:30 a.m, Saturday, Dec. Walter Fred Julius Maatz was born years, Clerk of Walter Township 35 were held at in Clinton where Elmer worked for and his four daughters: Barbara (Tom) 11, 2010 at Trinity on Aug. 11,1927 to parents Fred and years, worked at the ASCS in the Bethesda Lutheran the creamery. He was hired by Land- Welle, Susan (Steve) Crichton, Jill Lutheran Church Alma (Seefeld) Maatz in Waiter office and field, and recorded Church in O-Lakes Creameries as a field man (Charlie) Diebel, and Rebecca (Jeff) (Walter Township) Township, rural Bellingham. He was township roads. He was very active in Alexandria, on out of Morris. The family moved to Nodsle; sister: Marie Fuller; brother: of rura baptized on Sept. 11,1927 and Trinity Church, as an officer, choir Dec. 9, 2010 at 11 Thief River Falls where he managed Dick (Gloria) Sandberg both of Bellingham. confirmed on June 7,1942 at Trinity member over 50 years, and taught a.m. the milk and ice cream plant. In 1961, Ortonville; grandchildren: ChadRev. Thain~ Lutheran Church, Walter Township, bible class for 27 years. Walter Family Burial the family moved to Alexandria where (Kristine) Welle, Chris (Chantel) Kister officiated at where he was a lifetime member, enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading and Service was in the Elmer traveled as a dairy equipment Welle, Nicely (Joe) Schrage; Allyson the service. Walter attended country school in traveling. He enjoyed the change in E v e r g r e e n salesman for many years. In later life, (Jason) Lawinger; Angela Beehler; Special music District 82 near his parent's farm. His landscapes across the United States- Cemetery. he worked as an insurance agent. Chase Diebel, Ben Diebel, Reid was provided by high school was interrupted to help Hawaii, Alaska and trips to Europe Honorary Pall Bearers were his six Elmer was an active member in every Diebel; April (Brent) Grewe; Russ Pam Wildung, farm. He received his GED in 1955. and England. grandsons: Chad Welle, Chris Wylie, church his family attended andSchultz; great-grandchildren: Lexi and organist and Paul Walter entered the U.S. Army and Walter is survived by his wife, Chase Diebel, Ben Diebel, Reidenjoyed volunteering at Luther Crest Levi Welle; Hunter Welle; Austin Maatz, soloist, began serving our country on April Marion; four children, Richard and Diebel, andRuss Schultz. Bible Camp. He also served as a Randklev; Lily Schrage; and Bailey Honorary Casket Bearers included 22,1953 during the Korean War. He Dawn Maatz of Bellingham; Duane Elmer Milton Sandberg was bornCarlos Township Supervisor. He was Diebel. Waiter's grandchildren; Tarah Maatz was with the 444th Transportation and Patty Maatz of Wausau, WI; March 28, 1928 to Caroline (Steen) an enthusiastic outdoorsman: hunting, Elmer was preceded in deathby his of Fargo, ND, John Maatz of Company at Fort Riley, KS and was Kathleen and Barry Long of Faribault; and Glen Sandberg in Prior Township, fishing, and pulling the girls on water parents Glen and Caroline, a brother Bellingham; Kali Maatz of honorably discharged on April Mona Maatz of Maple Grove; seven Big Stone County. He grew up on the skis for hours. He especially enjoyed Sigvald Sandberg and a sister Doris Minneapolis, Austin Maatz of Grand 21,1955. Walter was united in grandchildren; two sisters, Marilyn family farm and attended Ortonville his convertibles and having coffee Wanless. Forks, ND, Kara Maatz, of Grand marriage to Marion Richards on June and Herb Streich of Ortonville; Ruth High School. with friends. In 1974, he and a friend Anderson Funeral Home was in Forks, ND, Linden Maatz of Wassau, 17,1955 at Methodist Church inMaatz of Edina; one brother, Paul and Elmer met Joan Miller of Milbank, purchased a cabin from the Darling charge of the arrangements. WI, and Jacob Maatz of Bellingham, Herman. They raised four children. PamelaMaatz of Bemidji. SD at the roller rink on Big Stone Dude Ranch and moved it to the Park and the Bellingham American Legion Walter was a lifelong farmer and very He was preceded in death by his Kanthak-Matthies Post 441. active in the community. He was a parents, Fred and Alma Maatz; Wilfred Andrew Adelman The Active Casket Bearers were; member of Bellingham American stepmother Myrtle Maatz; a sister, Dan Maatz, Adam Maatz, Daren Legion Kanthak-Matthies Post 441, Norse Wittnebel; a brother, Melvin Wilfred Adelman 81, of Ortonville, Genevieve Kallhoff at St. Michael's Wilfred's interests in life were Maatz, David Maatz, Jordon Maatz, Chairman of the Lac qui Parle Maatz; an infant brother; and a son formerly from the Rosen area, died on Catholic Church in Madison. To this traveling with his wife Genevieve, Greg Streich, Garry Streich, Gaylen Township Officers Association,and two daughters in infancy. Blessed Sunday, Dec. 5,~ union, 11 children were born (six girls spending time with family and friends, Streich and Jim Wittnebel. Certified Review Appraiser, onbe Waiter's memory. He'll be missed 2010 at Northridge ........................... and five boys). It is here on the dancing and music, playing cards, Internment was held at the Trinity Nassau Elevator Board, Bellingham by family and friends. Residence in ................................ homestead place, where Wilfred and fishing, riding his scooter, gardening Lutheran Cemetery of rural School Board, on Lac qui Parle Ortonville. Genevieve farmed, lived and raised and helping his son with farming ............... Funeral services their family until June 1991, when wherever he was needed. were held at 10:30 they moved to Ortonville. Wilfred is survived by his wife a.m. at St. John's Wilfred farmed with his dad until Genevieve of 59 years, and 11 Catholic Church in entering the Korean War in July, 1952 children: Dennis (Ceil) Adelman of Ortonville with serving until March, 1955. While Milbank SD; Rosalie (Tom) Gray of Father Bob serving in the Korean War, he Oak Grove; Shirley (Phil)Larson of G o b 1 i r s c h .received the Korean Service Medal 'Eagan; Laurie (Bill) Zemple of officiating, with two Bronze Service Stars, two Aurora, CO; Douglas (Amy)Adelman Burial was at the Rosen Catholic Overseas Bars, Distinguished Unit ofBellingham; Duane (Judi) Adelman Cemetery. Citation, Meritorious Unit of Lakeville; Marge (Mike) Knudson Music was provided organists, Pat Commendation, National Defenseof Montevideo; Mari (John) Plathe of Kunz and Amy Adelman. Music was Service Medal, United Nations Bellingham; Dean Adelman of also provided by Doug Adelman, John Service Medal and Good ConductCorcoran; Vicki Adelman of Plathe, Colin Plathe and St. Johns Medal. He was released from active Burnsville; Don Adelman of Choir. military service and transferred to Ortonville; 23 grandchildren, two Wilfred Andrew Adelman was Army Reserve to complete eight years great grandchildren, with another due born Sept. 30, 1929 to parents Simon service under Universal Military in June. His sister, Linda (Bill) and Mary (Schueren) Adelman. Training and Service Act. Schank, of Milbank, SD; and several Wilfred grew up on the family farm Wilfred was a member of the nieces and nephews. three and a half miles north of Rosen, American Legion Post 229 of Big He was preceded in death by his on the Yellow Bank River. He was Stone City, SD and the Knights of parents, Simon and Mary, two baptized and confirmed in St. Joseph's Columbus. He was active in the parish brothers, Germain Adelman and Catholic Church in Rosen. Wilfred council of St. Joseph's Catholic GeraldAdelman (in infancy) and three attended Parochial School in Rosen. Church of Rosen and a member of St. sisters, Delores Rausch, Dorothy Sis On Sept. 25, 1951 he married Anthony Society. and Loretta Adelman (in infancy). Elsie (Hudec) Dew Elsie (Hudec) Dew age 93 of through: Seven grades of school at may truly have touched for His glory, ~I~O [~null]__ Renville formerly of Echo died on District #46, Silver Lake High School lives I touched both far and near, those ,---, - our Tuesday, Dec. 7, -1935. Bachelor of Science Degree with whom I worked, those I sought to 2010. Services from St. Cloud State Teachers College help, the young people I taughtand ~~~ ~~~ were held at 10:30 -1940, Graduate of Theology Degree friends I met, including my precious a.m. on Saturday from Northwestern Bible School and church family of God." Dec. 11, 2010 at Seminary now known as Elsie was a member of Bible zJemo' ec--'er the Alliance Northwestern Bible College in Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, ./.,~.t ~,y' Church in Echo. Minneapolis-1943. Her work history active in First Baptist Church, O n 1 i n e included Teaching English and Ortonville, and most recently The condolences may Physical Education at Renville High Echo Alliance Church. 4p ' ~i be sent to School (1940-1941); Missionary to Elsie was married to Arthur c. Dew 9 a.m. - .m , India under the Independent Board for on July 3, 1970. Arthur passed away !!i!. foreign Missions (1945- on Nov. 10, 1986. Memorials may be sent to the Alliance 1963)-Evangelistic work, Receptionist Elsie is survived by her sister Sign Up For Church in Echo or the Independent and Office Secretary for her brother Mable Haggberg of Redwood Falls, Prizes to be Dr. Elwyn R. Hudec (1957-1958), stepson Thomas (Jeanette) of Big Board for Presbyterian Foreign Third Grade Instructor, Echo School Stone City, SD, niece Lois (A1) given away Missions (IBPFM) ...... Arrangements were handled by District #893 (1958-1959), and a Ahrenholz of Clara City, and sister-in- Sunset Funeral and Cremation Social Worker for Big Stone County, law Geraldine Taylor of Willmar. Association of Echo and Wabasso. Ortonville(1966- 1982) carrying an She was preceded in "Home Elsie Rubie (Hudec) Dew was born intensive caseload dealing with Going" by her parents Edward and Sept. 14, 1917 to Edward H. and Mary problem families, adoptions, foster Mary, Brothers; Elwyn, Harry. Author Michael J. Larson of Wheaten, and CHSgraduate K. (Konerza) Hudec, who farmed 60 home placements and single parents. Richard, an infant brother, nephew will have a book signing of his latest Children's Book; acres at Silver Lake, (McLeod"It is my heartfelt hope and prayer, James Hudec and husband Arthur. County). Her education took her that in the course of this life, as I have Blessed be her memory. "The Easter Sparrows" sought to live for Jesus, that my life in the bank lobby from 1-4p.m. "'Mr. Mike" will also have his other children "s books available including "'Nature's Christmas Story" and his "Children in the Outdoors" books. By Dan Meyer Big Stone Co. least the walleyes and perch in Big ,West Nile virus Veteran Service Officer Stone Lake will be safe from my VA will grant service-connection ityB kfo The office hours for the Big Stone frying pan!!!! for the following conditions in certain Your Commun an r Over 108 rears County Veterans ~ ----1 Veterans Affairs (VA) published veterans of the wars in SW Asia if Service Office ] ~ ilk ] final rule on presumptions for nine diagnosed following discharge (no .Free Online Bankin9 "ATM Machine are 7:30 a.m.-4 ~ ] Persian Gulf diseases, time limit): pm Mm)day . 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