Harry Hansen

July 11, 2019

obit Harry HansenMay 27, 1930 – July 4, 2019

Harry Hansen, age 89 of Hendricks, passed away Thursday, July 4 at the Hendricks Nursing Home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 12 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks with Rev. David Christenson offi­ciating. Burial will be in Diamond Lake Cemetery, rural Lake Benton. Visita­tion will be 4-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the Hendricks Hospital Chapel in Hendricks. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Hendricks is entrusted with the arrangements.
Harry William Hansen was born May 27, 1930 near Elkton, South Da­kota to Charlie and Ingrid (Bonde) Hansen. He was raised near Elkton, where he received his education. When Harry was 14 years old, he started working for a farmer near Lake Ben­ton.
Harry was united in marriage to Bessie Haack on Dec. 5, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. The couple lived on a farm north of Lake Benton, where he farmed until they moved into Lake Benton. Harry then began working at the elevator. He furthered his education by attending Canby Vo-Tech, where he graduated in Ac­counting and Ag Chemical. Following his graduation, the family moved to Madi­son, where he was the bookkeeper at the elevator and also at the Arco eleva­tor. Harry later managed several elevators includ­ing Amiret, Seaforth and Dehli. The couple settled in Hendricks, where he worked at the Hendricks Elevator until his retire­ment in 1991. Harry then began working part-time at Kirkvold’s in Hendricks, where he worked until 2017. Harry passed away Thursday, July 4 at the Hendricks Nursing Home at the age of 89 years, one month and seven days.
He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks. He served in the Minnesota State Guard in the 1950s. Harry also served on volunteer fire departments in Belview, Lake Benton and Seaforth. He had many enjoyments in life, which included hunting, fishing, collecting toy cars, and playing golf and Rummikub. He also had a passion for buying and refurbishing old trac­tors.
He is lovingly remem­bered by his four chil­dren— Bill (Carolyn) Han­sen of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Marla Henne of Hendricks, Jon (Jennifer) Hansen of Marshall, and Craig (Lisa) Hansen of Ivanhoe; son-in-law John Rooney of Oakes, North Dakota; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchil­dren; one sister, Eunise Samana of San Mateo, California; brother-in-law Arnie Haack; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Haack and Jean Lichtsinn; and many nieces and nephews.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents; wife Bessie; long-time com­panion Violet Reinertson; two daughters, Brenda Berndt and Aine Rooney; three grandchildren, Rich­ard and Michael Gage and Corey Berndt; and daugh­ter-in-law Sandy Hansen.
Blessed be his memory.

Sophia Lipinski

July 11, 2019

obit Sophia LipinskiDec. 29, 1936 – June 27, 2019

Sophia Lipinski, age 82 of Ivanhoe, passed away Thursday, June 27 at the Hendricks Nursing Home. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 8 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 7 at Houseman-Birk Visi­tation Center in Ivanhoe. Visitation resumed one hour prior to the ser­vice at the church. Burial was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Ivan­hoe. Houseman Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
Sophia Christene was born Dec. 29, 1936 in Drammen Township, Lin­coln County, to Arthur and Ethel (Hayes) Junge. Sophia attended school in Lake Benton and grad­uated as Salutatorian of the Class of 1955.
Following high school Sophia moved to Minne­apolis to attend college for a brief time before moving back to Lincoln County. She was united in marriage to Jerry Lip­inski on Monday, Feb. 15, 1971 in Ivanhoe. They made their home on the family farm, where they worked hard for over 40 years. They were blessed with two children, Kevin and Susie.
Sophia worked at Di­vine Providence Hospital when it first opened in 1967 as a nurse’s aide, and later at Divine Provi­dence Nursing Home in Ivanhoe until her retire­ment.
Sophia enjoyed read­ing, bird watching, gar­dening and flowers. Red roses were her favorite. She was a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. She enjoyed keeping up with the news through the newspapers and TV, as well as follow­ing politics. She always made sure the house was decorated for every sea­son and holiday, and she collected snowmen. She enjoyed every moment with her grandchildren and was fond of the pets our family had over the years.
Grateful for having shared Sophia’s life are her children—Kevin of Brookings, South Dakota, and Susie (Chad) of Col­man, South Dakota; two grandchildren—Kade (Justyna) and Karisma; sister-in-law Elaine Dres­sen of Ghent; as well as nieces and nephews Mark Dressen, Cheri LeBrun, Todd Dressen, Anne Nel­son and Dave Foster.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry in 2011; her father Art in 1980; her mother Ethel in 1995; sister and brother-in-law Lille and Doug Foster; and her brother Lawrence.

Sandra Bergstrom

July 11, 2019

Sandra Bergstrom, age 74 of Hendricks, passed away Sunday, June 30 at the Hendricks Nursing Home.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 in the Hendricks Hospi­tal Chapel with Rev. David Christenson officiating. There will be a private burial in the Hendricks Cemetery in Hendricks.
Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Hen­dricks, is entrusted with the arrangements.

Phyllis Popowski

July 3, 2019

obit Phyllis PopowskiDec. 2, 1941 – June 23, 2019

Phyllis Popowski, age 77 of Ivanhoe, passed away Sunday, June 23 at Hen­dricks Community Hos­pital in Hendricks. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Friday, June 28 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno. Visita­tion was 5-7 p.m. Thurs­day, June 27 at Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Visi­tation Chapel in Ivanhoe with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and rosary follow­ing. Visitation resumed one hour prior to the ser­vice at the church. Burial was at St. John Cantius Catholic Cemetery, Wilno. Houseman Funeral Home was entrusted with the ar­rangements.
Phyllis Darlene Popow­ski was born on the family farm in Hendricks Town­ship, near Hendricks, to Roman and Anna (Som­mervold) Sik, one of nine children born to the Sik family. Phyllis attended country school near Hen­dricks, and during those years she enjoyed running track and playing softball.
On June 23, 1959 Phyl­lis was united in mar­riage to Raymond Popow­ski at the St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno, and to this union they were blessed with three daughters, Mary, Carol and Becky. Phyllis worked at the Ivanhoe Public School as a cook for many years and she also waitressed and babysat children for various families in the Ivanhoe area.
Phyllis enjoyed listening to old-time, country and Christmas music while she and Ray danced together throughout the years. Cats held a special place in her heart and she would feed those who stopped by her doorstep. Phyllis loved carnival rides, especially the tilt-a-whirl. Raising a variety of beautiful flow­ers was a true pleasure that she enjoyed sharing with those who passed by their home over the years. She will be remembered by many for all of her wonderful baked goods that she would share with those she cared about. Time spent with family and friends was highly val­ued by her, especially time spent with her grandchil­dren and great-grandchil­dren.
She was a member of St. John Cantius Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Rosary So­ciety.
Phyllis passed away on her 60th wedding anni­versary on June 23 at Hen­dricks Community Hospi­tal at the age of 77 years, six months and 21 days.
Grateful for having shared Phyllis’ life is her husband of 60 years, Ray­mond Popowski of Ivan­hoe; two daughters— Carol (Randy) Wersal of Ivanhoe and Becky Popowski of Stockton, California; two granddaughters—Sarah (Nate) Rud and Heather (Lafe) Gildemaster; four great-grandchildren— Grace, Bjorn, Reagan and John; sisters Delores Van­Derostyne of Canby and Diane (Gary) Prescott of Redwood Falls; and nu­merous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Mary; and her siblings— Alvin, Stanley, Irwin, Gerald, Duane, Gene and an infant brother and sister.

Dr. John Mihm

July 3, 2019

obit John MihmJuly 18, 1946 – Jan. 23, 2019

Dr. John A. Mihm died on Jan. 23. A Communion Memorial Service will be held at Ss. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe on July 18 at 11 a.m., with internment following in the Ivanhoe cemetery. A lun­cheon will be served in the church basement following internment.
John Andrew Mihm was born July 18, 1946 in Ivan­hoe to Andrew and Mary (Ochocki) Mihm. He was baptized and confirmed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catho­lic Church. He graduated from Ivanhoe High School in 1964, then attended the University of Minnesota, where he received first, his B.S. degree, then a Ph.D. in Entomology in 1975.
In 1975 John joined the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), a nonprofit re­search and training center with direct links to about 100 developing countries through offices in Asia, Afri­ca, and Latin America. John’s home base was near Mexico City, Mexico, with trial-crop stations at base and on both coasts. During his 20 years with CIMMYT, John worked on breeding plants resis­tant to corn stem-borers and other pests. Over the years, John contributed to numerous scientific jour­nals and was mentioned for his work in TIME magazine in its Monday, Aug. 19, 1991 issue. In 1994, an experi­mental corn with inbred resistance to corn spider mites was released, thanks in part to John’s work.
After 20 years with CIMMYT, John returned to Minnesota to join French Agricultural Research in 1995. His first job was to help develop a corn breed­ing station specializing in host plant resistance and other traits. His work first focused on developing corn with natural resistance to plant pests and to identify insect resistance already lo­cated on several genes with­in the corn plant. Results of his work have improved host plant resistance in field corn, white corn, sweet corn and popcorn.
John is survived by four siblings— Beverly Peterson of Arco, Martha Carr of New Prague, Zita Marczak of Apple Valley, and Kathleen Schisler of St. Louis, Mis­souri; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Philip (Pete) and George and sisters Mary, Clara and Mathilda.

Sophia Lipinski

July 3, 2019

Sophia Lipinski, age 82 of Hendricks, passed away Thursday, June 27 at the Hendricks Nursing Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Mon­day, July 8 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 7 at Houseman-Birk Visitation Center in Ivanhoe. Visita­tion will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Ss. Peter and Paul Catho­lic Cemetery in Ivanhoe. Houseman Funeral Home is entrusted with the ar­rangements.

Glenn Krog

July 3, 2019

May 4, 1935 – June 20, 2019

Glenn Krog, age 84 of Lake Benton, passed away Thursday, June 20 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Visitation was Monday, June 24, 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Funeral ser­vice was Tuesday, June 25, 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment was in Diamond Lake Cemetery in Diamond Lake Township, rural Lake Benton.
Glenn Ledet Krog was born May 4, 1935 to Jorgen and Selma (Jensen) Krog on the family farm in Diamond Lake Township, rural Lake Benton, where he would continue to reside for his entire life.
He is survived by his brother Dale (Karen) Krog of Tracy; niece Carla (Steve) Thein of Owatonna; great-niece Madelyn and great-nephew Mason; and many extended relatives and friends. He was greeted in Heaven by his parents and nephew, Lance Krog.

Wayne Stegner

June 13, 2019

obit Wayne StegnerAug. 23, 1942 – June 4, 2019

Wayne Stegner, age 76 of Marshall, died Tuesday, June 4, at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall. Funeral Services were 2 p.m. Friday, June 7 at Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Following a re­ception, interment was in the Hendricks Cemetery in Hendricks. Visitation was one hour prior to the ser­vice, 1-2 p.m. Friday, June 7 at Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall.
Wayne Lee Stegner was born Aug. 23, 1942 in Hen­dricks. He was the son of Milton and Marie (Wagner) Stegner. Wayne grew up in Hendricks, was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his youth. He attended country school before graduating from Hen­dricks High School in 1960. Wayne went on to further his education at Mankato State University, then South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota.
In 1965, Wayne enlisted in the South Dakota Air National Guard and served for 17 months as a flight simulator technician. After his honorable discharge, Wayne returned home and was united in marriage to Carolyn Hoff at First Lu­theran Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on March 30, 1968. The cou­ple raised twin daughters and shared over 50 years of marriage before Carolyn’s passing in August last year.
In 1970, Wayne began his position with Allis-Chalm­ers as the territory man­ager in eastern Iowa. Be­ginning in 1974, he owned an implement business in Tipton and Muscatine for over 18 years. Wayne and Carolyn moved from Wil­ton, Iowa to Hendricks in 2000. Wayne went on to drive truck for JB Kelley and Cliff Viessman. He was stationed out of Marshall and drove a tanker truck for many years. Wayne was proud to log over 3.5 million miles without a chargeable accident.
Wayne’s hobbies in­cluded anything involving Allis-Chalmers tractors. He attended Allis-Chalm­ers shows, collected many scale models, and was a member of the collector’s club. Wayne was known to take a few of his own prized possession tractors through local parades, as well. He was truly a people-person. Wayne loved a good joke, visiting with people and sharing in a good story. His conversations will be missed.
Wayne was called home on June 4 in Marshall. He reached the age of 76 years, nine months, and 12 days. Blessed be his memory.
Wayne is survived by his two daughters, Brenda (and Doug) Shelton of Clive, Iowa, and Bonnie (and Mike) Bronson of West Des Moines, Iowa; three grand­sons—Brett Shelton, Colby Shelton and Alex Bronson; nieces, nephews, other rel­atives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mil­ton and Marie Stegner; his wife Carolyn Stegner; and his brothers Dale and Gary Stegner.
Arrangements by Ham­ilton Funeral Home in Marshall, Minnesota. 507-532-2933. Guest book and tribute wall available on­line at www.hamiltonfh.com.

Dale McDowell

May 9, 2019

obit dale mcdowellOct. 15, 1939 – Feb. 8, 2019

Dale George McDowell passed away peacefully on Feb. 8, surrounded by family.
He was born Oct. 15, 1939 to George and Cla­rice McDowell. he lived most of his life in Deer Creek, raising his spir­ited children with his wife Charlene McDowell. Dale spent his recent days painting, bird watching, winning fantasy football leagues, and sneaking candy to his grandchil­dren. Dale is remembered for his smile, humor, strength, and spending time with his family.
He is loved by many in­cluding his children Glen, Rodney, Jayme, Tami Lou and Davey; welcomed family Debra, Emily, Jason and Kathrine; and grand­children Mckenzie, Max­well, Kiera, Erin, Amora, Ryan and Matthew.
Services will be held at the Wilno cemetery Sat­urday, May 18 at 1 p.m. A gathering for family and friends will follow at the Hendricks Community Center, 114 N Main St. in Hendricks.
Schoeneberger Funeral and Cremation Service of Perham assisted the fam­ily with arrangements.

Bevelyn Olson

April 26, 2019

obit Bevelyn Olson picDec. 31, 1927 – April 14, 2019

Bevelyn Olson, age 91 of Hendricks, passed away Sunday, April 14 at the Hendricks Nursing Home. Funeral service was 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23 at Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in Hendricks with visitation held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was at Mar­ble Lutheran Cemetery, rural Canby. Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Cha­pel of Hendricks was en­trusted with the arrange­ments.
Bevelyn Evangeline Olson was born Dec. 31, 1927 in Minneapolis, to parents Bennie J. and Ida A. (Ness) Olson. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith in Minneapolis prior to her family moving back to the family farm near Hendricks. She attended country school at District 52 in Hansonville Town­ship through the 8th grade and was confirmed at Marble Lutheran Church. After school, she helped on the family farm before working as an aid for the Hendricks Hospital. Later, she was employed by the Hendricks Clinic.
Bevelyn was united in marriage to Alton Olson on her family’s farm on Sept. 13, 1953. After mar­riage they resided in Can­by. Alton passed away on May 5, 1957. After Alton’s death, Bevelyn attended and graduated from the Minneapolis School of Technology as a med tech. She accepted a position at Methodist Hospital in Mitchell, South Dakota for a number of years before taking a position at the Mayo Clinic in Roches­ter. She worked for Mayo Clinic for over 17 years before she retired. After a few years of being retired, Bevelyn moved back to Hendricks.
Traveling the world was something Bevelyn thor­oughly enjoyed and she did so often throughout her life. She also had a great love for her nieces and nephews and was known to take them on trips. Her Norwegian her­itage was something she was very proud of.
She was a member of Faith Lutheran Brethren Church and a member of the Sons of Norway for many years.
She is survived by her brother David (Gaylyne) Olson of Hendricks; one sister-in-law, Margaret Ol­son of Hendricks; and sev­eral nieces and nephews and countless cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one broth­er, Omey Olson; and one niece, Tammie Olson.