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Obituaries Diane Duffield Memorial services for Diane Duffield, 60, of Browns Valley were held Monday, Dec. 30, 2002 at the Methodist Presbyterian Church in Browns Valley. Officiating was Rev. Paul Holle with Janet LeClair serving as organist. Honorary urn bearers were Mike and Debbie Smith, Betti Labs, Jean Boatman, Janeen Kohl and Joan Lien. Active urn bearer was Candi Genereux. Diane Judith Duffield was born on April 25, 1942 at Fargo, ND to parents Gerhard and Luella (Jones) Laske. She grew up and attended school at Addison, ND until 1950 when they moved to Graceville, where her parents purchased Laskes Market. She was united in marriage to Alan Duffield on June 28, 1958 at Beardsley. The couple lived in the Browns Valley area their entire married life. Diane was Sunday School Gladys L. Huselid Memorial services for Gladys L. Huselid, 88, of Clinton were held Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. Officiating was Rev. Lloyd Berger with Pam Chase serving as organist. Special music was "provided by Boyd Huselid and the Huselid Ensemble accgmpanied by Kathy Huselid. Honorary pallbearers were Gladys' grandchildren. Urn bearer was Sev Huselid. Interment was at St. Pauli Lutheran Cemetery in Clinton. Gladys Bengtson Huselid was born Nov. 18, 1914 in Mankato to parents Charles and Hilda (Johnson) Bengtson. The family moved to St. Peter in 1915. She lived there until she graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1938. At that time she came to Clinton as a High School Math Teacher with: every intention of staying only one year. She met and married her husband Julian Huselid, a Clinton native, and they continued to live in the Clinton area for the rest of their lives. They were married Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, '1942 at St. Pauli Church, rural Clinton. Gladys quit full time teaching and was a substitute teacher until around 1960 when she started working as a secretary tbr Lohman Chevrolet. In 1965 she went back to college to reinstate her teaching credentials and Esther Sorenson Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 28 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bellingham for Esther Sorenson. Rev. David Hall officiated at this service. Special music was provided by organist Becky Knudson and soloist Dean Dallman. Honorary pallbearers were (granddaughters) Karen Floe, Kristen LaFave, Elizabeth Bomstad and Rebecca Bunn. Active pallbearers included; Don Hack. Tom Nelson. Randy Bunn, Mark Kunde, Wayne Norby, and Charles Thomson. Concludiag services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Esther Caroline Pederson was born July 17, 1915. in rural Louisburg, to parents Ludwig and Thilda (Larson) Pederson. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian Faith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Bellingham. -Esther attended rural school District Superintendent for five years at the Methodist-Presbyterian church, and a 4-H leader for several years. She enjoyed crafts and sold them from her home and at craft fairs all over the area. Diane also enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbors and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She liked flower gardening and enjoyed painting houses, inside and out and painted many local homes. She lived life to the fullest. Diane passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 24. 2002 at Coteau Des Prairies Hospital in Sisseton, SD reaching the age of 60 years, seven months and 29 days. Survivors include her husband Alan Duffield of Browns Valley; mother Luella Laske of Fargo, ND; one son Dennis (Peggy) Duffield of Browns Valley; one daughter Candi (Tom) Genereux of St. Cloud; one sister Janice (Kent) Thalacker of Hartland, WI; two brothers Walter Laske of Forrest Lake and David Laske of Fargo, ND; special friends Edean and Ellie Landmark of Peever, SD; and tour grandchildren Nyssa, Haley, Madeline and Nikkita. Larson Funeral Home of Browns Valley is in charge of the arrangements. began a 16 year career teaching Business Education at Bellingham High School at Bellingham. At the time of her death Gladys was a resident, at the Clinton Providence Center ir.Clinton. During her lifetime she was a tennis player, swam, read constantly, did Prizeword Pete in the Minneapolis Tribune every Sunday, played bridge and was very active in her church and community organizations. She was proud of her Swedish heritage and decorated the family Christmas tree with Norwegian and Swedish flags. Julian and Gladys enjoyed spending time with their children a_nd grandchildren, both in Minnesota and in Arizona during the winter months. Gladys was a member of the Clinton Women's Civic Club, Big Stone Co. Historical Society and a proud DFL'er. Gladys passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002 at the Clinton Providence Center in Clinton reaching the age of 88 years, one month and four days. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband Julian; an infant daughter; her parents; three sisters Agnes "Polly" Siewert Agnes "Polly" Siewert died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002 at her home in rural Montevideo at the age of 76. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002 at 1:30 P.M. at Anderson Funeral Home in Montevideo. : :::::: ......... D e n n i s !:.! :#:: Anderson will .... ; officiate and interment will be at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Montevideo. Agnes Pauline (Brown) Siewert was born Sept. 7, 1926 at Springfield, OH the daughter of Patrick and Mary (Malkay) Brown. She lived there until she was united in marriage with Carl B. Siewert June 29, 1946. They later moved to Marvin and Twin Brooks, SD to farm, then moved to Montevideo in 1970. Polly enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and friends. She liked to play bingo and games, doing crafts, cooking and baking, collecting dolls and telling jokes. She is survived by her husband Carl; six children: Carl Joe Siewert and his wife Lynette of Ortonville, Mary Ann Nolting and her husband Donald of Ortonville, Kieth Siewert Mildred L. Nelson Funeral services for Mildred (Millie) L. Nelson, 86, of Clinton, were held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002 at the Larson Funeral Home in Graceville. Officiating Was Rev. David Hinrichs. The honorary pallbearer was Peggy "Nelson. The active pallbearers were Carry, Danny, Doug and James Nelson and Timothy and Ron Townsend. Interment was at the Clinton City Cemetery in Clinton. Mildred L. Nelson was born on April 20, 1916 at Clinton to parents Nels A. and Freda M. (Larson) Nelson. She grew up on the family farm and attended schools in the Clinton area. She was confirmed at the Elim Lutheran Church in Clinton in June of -1931. Millie waited tables in Clinton at the 75 Park Inn and in Alexandria, at the Travelers Inn. Later she moved to the Phoenix, AZ area and worked there several and his wife Julie of Renville, Paulette Anderson and her husband Dennis of Montevideo, Linda Abernathy and her husband Richard of Webster, SD, and Carol Kuebler and her husband Ervin of St'. Cloud; 18 grandchildren: Dawn Siewert, Benda (Dale) Athow, Troy Siewert, An"g Nolting, Kimberly (Tim) Danielso"lSandra Nolting, Barbara (Jon) Hoffman, Daniel (Ashlie) Nolting, Orin Siewert, James Siewert, Ross Siewert, Tina Wagner, Melissa Anderson, Paul Anderson, Patrick Abernathy, Matthew Abernathy, Lora Kuebler, and Shannon (Matt) Rothwell; and 17 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; one grandson, Kyle Anderson; two great-grandsons: Clay Anderson and Carl Anderson; and 12 brothers and sisters. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the National Kidney Foundation of Minnesota. Anderson Funeral Home of Montevideo are in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers are Troy Siewert, Ross Siewert, Patrick Abernathy, Matthew Abernathy, Paul Anderson, Daniel Nolting, Barbara Hoffman. and Lora Kuebler Honorary paillbearers are all of Polly's Grandchildren and Great- grandchildren. years until the early spring of 1960. Marie Nelson of Clinton; numerous She returned to the Graceville--'nieces, nephews and several cousins. Clinton area where her sister,. Mrs. She was preceded in death by her Bernice (James E.) Townsend passed parents Nels and Freda Nelson; her away leaving six children ranging in sister Bernice (James) Townsend; and age from 17 years old to two weeks her four brothers Raymond, Vernon Blanche Hintz and Lillian Hintz of Michigan and Vivian Wooden of California; and a brother Ray family home and heip i'aiseand care Bengtson of Minneapolis. Survivors include her sister Betty Ann of California; children Sevrin (Karen - Carl, Zach and Riann) of Mesa, AZ, Elaine (Ray - Jeremy and Adam) of Burnsville, Joanne (Don - Peter, Greg and Mark) of Clinton, and Paul (Terresa - David, Kevin and," Allen) of Cokato, one brother-in-law Carl Ludwig of Minneapolis, and many nieces and nephews. for her children. These children became Millie's life. She so enjoyed caring for, cooking and spending time with all her family members. Later when the Townsend children were raised and left home, Millie cleaned houses in the Graceville area for several families. Millie enjoyed growing houseplants and caring for her nieces and nephews. She remained on the Townsend farm until moving to an apartment in Clinton, where she resided for several years. In 1998 she became a resident of the Clinton Providence Center. Mildred passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002 at the Clinton Providence Center following a lengthy illness, reaching the age of 86 years, eight months and four days. Survivors include five nephews and a niece she helped raise, James, Gary, Janice, Stan, Ron and Timothy Townsend; two sisters-in-law Gladys (Mar, vin) Howen of Dawson and #42 near her parents home. To this union three children were born. After marriage Esther and Kenneth farmed northeast of Bellingham their entire lives. In life Esther enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking, baking, fishing, going to their lake home and south for the wilater and being a great mother and grandmother. Death came to Esther, Dec. 24, 2002; at the Madison Lutheran Home. She had reached the age of 87 years, five months and seven days. Esther is survived by her children; Delton Sorenson of Bellingham, Janet and husband Wayne Norby of Starbuck, and Carol and husband Don Heck of Willmar. four granddaughters, seven great grandchildren, and one brother Clarence Pederson of Madison. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth, sister Mabel Thomsen and brothers; Archie, Alvin and Harry Pederson. I You'll get the best vehicle alignment! New 4-Wheel Alignment Machine We'll handle all your insurance work/or you! ld. It was Bernic h for , "Eldon'oy and Donald Nelson; and Millie to move to the Townsend one sister-in-law Edith Nelson. QUALITY CLOCK REPAIR Antique Mantle 400 Day Anniversary Striking Chiming CRAIG RANDLEMAN ORIONVILLE, MN 320-839-2357 Clockmaker - Watchmaker "1 Call After 6 p.m. for Estimates i11Z gIIBSBB-]i REVENUES Tax Levy & HACA License & Permits Intergovemmental Federal State Other Charges for Services Fines & Forfeits Interest Miscellaneous State Aid Allotment TOTAL REVENUES EXPENDITURES General Government Public Safety Orien Rodengen Often Rodengen, 86, of Appleton, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at his home in Appleton. A prayer service will be held Sunday, Jan. 5, at 1 p.m. at Vaala Funeral Home in Appleton with Pastor Scott Nagel officiating. Visitation and fellowship with the family will continue at the funeral home until 4 p.m., Sunday. Interment will be at Ft. Shelling National Cemetery. Often Vernon Rodengen was born March 2, 1916, at Artichoke Township, Big Stone County to parents Oscar and Rose (Berg) Rodengen. He grew up in Artichoke Township and attended school at Artichoke. From 1942 through 1945 Orien served with the US Army. He served in battles in Guadalcanal, northern Solomons, and Luzon. After this he worked for several years on the farm for Rudy Boa and was also a carpenter for Morris Construction Company. Often was a member of the VFW and the American Legion at Morris. during his life he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, fast pitch softball, and playing cards. He is survived by five sisters: Alice Waitte of Virginia, Ruth Smith of Coon Rapids, Myrtle Schreck of Appleton, Verna Norby of Holloway, and Eleanor Quandt of Coon Rapids; several nieces and nephews, and other relatives. Preceding Often in death were his parents; his sister, Edna Sandberg; and three brothers: Robert, Lloyd, and Earl Rodengen. Extension II John Cunningham County Extension Educator 839-2518 or 1-800-279-2518 DATES TO REMEMBER: Jan. 1 - Courthouse closed for New Year's Day Jan. 8 - 4-H Club Organizational Leader Training Jan. 18 - 25th Annual MN Goat Breeders Conference at U of MN, St. Paul Jan. 20 4-H Fruit Sales Committee Meeting at CMB (6:30 p.m.) Jan. 20 - 4-H Federation Meeting at CMB (7:30 p.m.) followed by 4-H Amble meeting (9:00 p.m.) Jan. 25 - 4-H Amble and Youth Leader Ski Trip to Andes Tower, Alexandria ! Big Stone City : senior citize00, I / Evelyn Zahnow, Secretary Big Stone City Senior Citizens will meet at the Center on Tuesday, Jan. 7th for their monthly meeting and pot luck dinner. All Seniors welcome? 2003 BIG STONE COUNTY BUDGET COUNTY ENVIRON. FAMILY REVENUE SERVICES HIGHWAY E-911 SERVICES $1,599,069 $127,176 $730,000 $515,000 $6,120 $11,00o $41,180 $1 I0,000 $609,182 $102,124 $106.830 $45.000 $35,000 $585,716 $85,043 $18,000 $16,500 $117,100 $100,000 $6,000 $6,000 $i50,000 $60,000 $2,000 $19,057 $850 $60,161 $1,892,000 $2,125,693 $245,856 $2,937,000 Stiff,000 $1,792,$fl9 2003 2002 TOTAL TOTAl. $2,971,245 $2,937,031 $17,120 .... $17,420 $760,362 , $874,670 $1,388,329 $11g,543 $176,739 $223,100 $216,200 $6,OOO . $7,000 $212,000 $233,867 $80,068 $70,956 $1,892,000 $1,410,000 $7,156,109 $7,260,237 $1,124,2t 6 $671.694 $45,000 $1,124,216 $1,070,256 $716,694 $639,241 Kevin's is the area's most well equipped body I shop with two frame machines! I Towing with wrecker and roll back Major collision repair .Frame and suspension work Windshield repair and replacement LOCK YOUR KEYS IN YOUR CAR? WE'LL GET THEM OUT! 320-839-3066 (,hop00 605-676-2457 KEVIN RAAF N. Minnesota St. Ortonville. MN 56278 25th year in business at same locution! I Highways & Streets Huma Services Health Culture & Recreation Cons. of Natural Resources Community Development Unallocated Environmental TOTAL EXPENDITURES $75,194 $86,614 $159,808 $14,064 $1 t9,820 $3,753,650 $255,162 $2,251,410 $255,162 $3,753,650 $4S,000 $1,835,559 $1,935,559 The complete budget is available for public inspection at the office of the County Auditor. $3,753,650 $3,259,000 $1,835,559 $1,795,170 $75,1 94 $76,694 $86,614 $67,823 $159,808 $159,528 $14,064 $13,089 $119,820 $119,920 $255,162 $228,016 $8,140,781 $7,428,737 Michelle R. Knutson Big Stone County Auditor Che&outourweb The Independent (U.S.P.S. 412-460) gouge JAMES D. 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