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.

Bevelyn Olson

April 18, 2019

Bevelyn Olson passed away Sunday, April 14 at the Hendricks Nursing Home.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 23, 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Hendricks. Visi­tation will be 10 a.m. at the church, prior to the service.
A complete obituary will be published at a later date.

Donald Streich

April 12, 2019

Oct. 23, 1925 – March 18, 2019

Donald Jerome Streich, the son of Herman and Ida Marie (Engel) Streich, was born Oct. 23, 1925 in Brown County. On Nov. 2, 1945 he married Ione Joy Carter. They lived in Comfrey and Tyler and had five children. After their divorce, he moved to Tennessee in 1990, and in 2008 he moved back to Minnesota. He entered the Hendricks Nursing Home in February 2013, where he died Monday, March 18.
Donald is survived by his children—Eileen (Don) Lupkes, Jack (friend Ronda) Streich, Rosie (Dan) Lasnetski, and Jodi (Penny) Sommervold; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his friend Thelma; his son Jimmy Streich; brothers Lester, Ray, Melvin (Bud), and Edwin (Ed); and sisters Alice Maha, Ardell Graff, Elsie Schiller and Eleanor Graff.

Avis Vierhuf

April 3, 2019

obit Avis Vierhuf picAug. 13, 1933 – March 29, 2019

Avis Vierhuf, age 85 of Hendricks, passed away Friday, March 29 at the Hendricks Nursing Home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hendricks. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at the Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Cha­pel in Hendricks, with a 5 p.m. prayer service. Visi­tation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at the Hen­dricks City Cemetery. Houseman Funeral Home is entrusted with the ar­rangements.
Avis Marie Vierhuf was born August 13, 1933 in White, South Dakota, the daughter of Henry Jay and Sadie (DeVries) Lambertus. She was bap­tized in October 1933 and confirmed in 1947 at Zion Lutheran Church in White, South Dakota. She graduated from White High School in 1952 and continued her education for teaching in Madison, South Dakota. She taught school for two years at Argo 26, then south of Aurora, South Dakota for four years, and finished her teaching career at the school in the valley at the age of 29. She also taught preschool Sunday School at Calvary for sev­eral years.
On Nov. 18, 1956 she was united in marriage to Herbert William Vier­huf at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. They were blessed to be able to adopt two children. In July 1962, they wel­comed a daughter, Dawn Elizabeth, born April 18, 1962.In December 1964, they were blessed with a son, Todd Alan, born Feb. 10, 1964.
Avis enjoyed raising her children and help­ing on the farm. She also spent several years as a Home Interiors con­sultant and held home décor parties in many towns across the area. Later, she did demos for Hy-Vee and Economart in Marshall and Brookings. She met many friends and enjoyed socializing while working. She loved sewing, cooking, talking on the phone to the party line gang and gardening.
Avis loved to shop. The highlight of the summer was when Avis and her sister Delores would take their children Crazy Days shopping. Family was very important to her, she never missed any wed­dings, anniversaries or birthday parties for any of her relatives. She also made sure to attend any events for her children and grandchildren for as long as she was able. The great-grandchildren were a special joy in her later years.
Avis is survived by one brother, Wayne (Betty) Lambertus of White, South Dakota; daughter Dawn (Tony) Groskreutz of Minnetrista; son Todd (Deborah) Vierhuf of Hendricks; grandchil­dren Samuel and Nicole Groskreutz of Minnetris­ta, Joshua (Samantha) Vi­erhuf of Hendricks, Jacob (Kayla) Vierhuf of Hen­dricks, Kacie (Christian) Pistorius of Ivanhoe, Dy­lan Vierhuf of Hartford, South Dakota, and Trace Vierhuf of Hendricks; and great-grandchildren Grace, Kole, Blisse, Jax­ton, Zane, Trinity, Brook­lyn and William.
Avis was preceded in death by her loving hus­band Herbert; parents Henry and Sadie Lam­bertus; sister Delores (Eugene) Vizecky; sister-in-law Ruth and Elvin Hansen, Edith and Elvin Wright; Fern and Clifford Levitt; and Janet (Pos­sail) Lambertus; and one nephew, Andrew Lam­bertus.
Avis was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Blessed be her memory.

Irene Kern

March 28, 2019

Irene Kern pic (002)Nov. 24, 1924-March 23, 2019

Irene Kern, age 94 of Hendricks, passed away Saturday, March 23 at the Hendricks Nursing Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thurs­day, March 28 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.Burial will take place at the St. Leo Catholic Church Cemetery in St. Leo. Houseman Funeral Home, Canby, is entrusted with the arrangements.
Irene Leona Kern was born Nov. 24, 1924 to Ernest and Josephine (Chovitek) Kern on the farm near Taunton. She was Baptized, Confirmed and received her First Holy Communion at St. Leo Catholic Church in St. Leo. She attended St. Leo Parochial School, then moved to Marshall and worked in a restaurant for 45 years, where she was known for her fa­mous doughnuts.
After retirement, Irene moved to Ivanhoe, then to the Hendricks Nursing Home, where she resided for the past nine years. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading. Irene suffered for many years with asth­ma and diabetes.
She is survived by her brother Milo (Loretta) Kern of Minneota; her sis­ter Marie (Stanley) Gore­cki of Hendricks; and nu­merous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers— Aloysius, Ar­nold, Cyril, Raymond and Virgil Kern; and two sis­ters— Barbara and Leona Kern.

Avis Jeppesen

March 28, 2019

obit Avis Jeppesen picMarch 24, 1957-March 22, 2019

Avis Jeppesen, age 61 of Aurora, South Dakota, passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, March 22 at the Dougherty Hos­pice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral ser­vice will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 29 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Canby. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the Houseman Funeral Home in Canby, with a prayer ser­vice at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at St. Ste­phens Lutheran Cemetery, Canby. Houseman Funeral Home of Canby is entrusted with the arrangements.
Avis Ann (Benz) Jeppes­en was born March 24, 1957 in Canby to Kenneth and Nina (Ouverson) Benz. She was baptized and con­firmed at Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Canby. She was raised on the fami­ly farm in Fortier Township and graduated from Canby High School in 1976.
Avis married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Bruce “Baze” Jeppesen, on Dec. 27, 1980 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. In the union of this marriage their daughter Michelle Ann Jeppesen was born.
Avis was a self-employed beautician, professional housecleaner, and also worked at various indus­tries including Falcon Plastics, Twin City Fan and Stoney Brook Suites Assist­ed Living, all in Brookings, South Dakota. She loved gardening, birds, her cats and her perfect lawn while enjoying the outdoors. Her pride and joy were her twin grandsons, Jaylen and Jayce Nasheim.
Avis is survived by her husband of 38 years, Bruce Jeppesen of Aurora, South Dakota; her daughter Mi­chelle (Tim) Nasheim of Fargo, North Dakota; her grandsons Jaylen and Jayce Nasheim; her mother Nina Benz of Hendricks; her sisters Jeanie (Dan) Ochsendorf of Watertown, South Dakota, Linda (Ken­neth) Vlaminck of Brook­ings, South Dakota, Linette (Kevin) Benz of Shakopee, Marie (Gary) Vlaminck of Marshall, and Julie (Chuck) Nygaard of Hendricks; a special sister-in-law, Kelly Stewart; in-laws Mary Jo Knutson, Connie (Bill) Otto, Gregg Jeppesen, Lori (Chris) Husby, Barb Jeppesen, Karin (Jim) Beer and Brad Jeppesen; 27 nieces and nephews and 57 great-nieces and neph­ews and numerous cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father Ken­neth Benz, brother Lee Benz, sister Cindy Hovitek, father- and mother-in-law Arvin and Caryl Jeppesen, and brothers-in-law Loren Ochsendorf, Ronald Hovi­tek and Allen Reiners.
Blessed be her memory.

Audrey Ramlo

March 14, 2019

obit Audrey RamloJune 5, 1936 – Feb. 5, 2019

Audrey Ramlo, age 82 of Hendricks, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Hen­dricks Nursing Home in Hendricks. Funeral ser­vice was 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Christ Luther­an Church in Hendricks. Burial was in the East Hendricks Cemetery in Hendricks. Visitation was hour prior to the service at the church. Houseman Fu­neral Home, Birk Chapel of Hendricks was entrusted with the arrangements.
Audrey Colleen Ramlo was born in Brookings, South Dakota on June 5, 1936 to parents Alfred and Grace (Herrick) Karstens. She was raised on a farm near Elkton, South Dakota and attended her fresh­man year of high school in Brookings, then she grad­uated from Elkton High School in 1954. Audrey attended Anchor School of Nursing in St. Paul, gradu­ating with an RN Degree in 1957. During her years as an RN, she worked in various areas from Min­neapolis and Albert Lea, to Van Nuys, California, and all around the Hendricks area.
On Aug. 8, 1959 Audrey was united in marriage to David Peter Ramlo at Cal­vary Lutheran Church in Hendricks. Together they were blessed with five children.
Audrey enjoyed play­ing cards, sewing, baking cookies and collecting an­gels. Gardening and can­ning were also something Audrey enjoyed, as well as watching and feeding the birds. Attending grandchil­dren’s events throughout the years was fun for both Audrey and David. Time spent with family and friends was very impor­tant, especially time spent with her grandchildren.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and was the Care Group Coordinator for 20 years. She was also a mem­ber of the Ladies Legion Auxiliary and was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts.
Grateful for having shared Audrey’s life are her children— Cynthia (Jerry) Warzecha of St. Peter, Kirk (Ricki) Ramlo of Jamestown, North Da­kota, Jon (Lon Clemensen) Ramlo of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Krista Ramlo of Midway, Georgia, and Byron (Carla) Ramlo of White, South Dakota; 13 grandchildren—Rene’, Jared, Trevor and Karre’ Warzecha, Brandon, Jor­don, Amber and Kathryn Ramlo, Garret Strickland, and Mason, Kylie, Mattilyn and Kyrsten Ramlo; one great-grandchild, Teagan Ramlo; one sister, Rozella (Rose) Potthast of Brook­ings, South Dakota; one sister-in-law, Ellen Peirce of Sparks, Nevada; and nu­merous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her hus­band, and one grandson, Scott Warzecha.

Iva Jensen

March 14, 2019

Sept. 24, 1937 – March 3, 2019

Iva Jensen, age 81 of Hendricks, passed away Sunday, March 3 at the Hendricks Nursing Home. Memorial service was 11 a.m. Friday, March 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hendricks. Burial was in the Hendricks City Cem­etery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the ser­vice at the church on Fri­day. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Hen­dricks was entrusted with the arrangements.
Iva Mae Jensen was born Sept. 24, 1937 in Estell­ine, South Dakota to Dirk and Ida (Franken) Bruin­sma. She was the 10th of 11 children and she was raised on the family farm six miles east of Estelline. She was baptized and con­firmed at the Christian Re­formed Church of Estelline and she graduated from Estelline High School in 1956.
Iva Mae was united in marriage to Robert Jensen on Sept. 10, 1957 at First Lutheran Church in Brook­ings, South Dakota. To this union they were blessed with John and Donna. For 16 years the family lived in St. Paul, where she was a homemaker and a daycare provider. In 1973 they moved to Hendricks to be closer to family.
Iva Mae enjoyed mu­sic, watching ice skating, new clothes, and watch­ing “General Hospital.” Visiting with family and friends was most enjoy­able for Iva Mae. She was known by her grandkids for her Sloppy Joes, potato salad and cookies, and for playing and reading to her grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity Luther­an Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and was involved in the La­dies Aid. Iva passed away on Sunday, March 3 at the Hendricks Nursing Home at the age of 81 years, five months and nine days.
Grateful for having shared Iva Mae’s life are her two children— John (Pam) Jensen of Melrose and Donna (Rick) Jens­en of Minneapolis; four grandchildren—Joey (Tes­sa) Jensen, Laura (Wade) Schwarz, Jessie (Devin) Jensen-Rosenow and Mar­ty Jensen; six great-grand­children— Brody, Zoey, Elliot, Hadley, Harper and Henrik; siblings Eleanor Wiesner of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Rob­ert (Roylyn) Bruinsma of Castlewood; sister-in-law Mary Bruinsma of Clear Lake, South Dakota; spe­cial friend and neighbor Helen Olson; and numer­ous nieces, nephews, cous­ins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert in 1997; siblings Jesse, Alvin, Ben, Janet, Stephanie, Art, Les­ter and Delmar; and one special friend, Loretta Hanson.

Margery Bunn

February 27, 2019

Aug. 25, 1936 – Feb. 5, 2019

Margery (Midtaune) Bunn, born Aug. 25, 1936 in Hendricks, died peace­fully at home on Feb. 5 in Rescue, California.
Margery and her twin sister Etta were born to Thurma Midtaune. Their father, John Midtaune, died in a car accident just three weeks before Margie and Etta were born.
Margie married Willis P. Bunn on May 30, 1954, right after she gradu­ated from Hendricks High School. After their wed­ding, they moved to Lawn­dale, California and found a job at Douglas Aircraft Company. After her moth­er-in-law passed away, she took an early retirement to care for the special needs of her brother-in-law Cur­tis. She cared for Curtis 34 years until her passing.
Margie and Willis moved from Tustin, California to Rescue, California in 2014. They lived in their own home on 10 acres, next to Barbara and David Nobel, their daughter and son-in-law.
In August 2018, Margie was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). She joined a clinical trial for treatment but suc­cumbed to the disease in February.
Margie is survived by her husband Willis; broth­er-in-law Curtis Bunn; her daughter Barbara and her husband David Nobel; and daughter Brenda Den­nahower; five grandchil­dren— Jessica Garcia, Jen­nifer Campbell, Jonathan Noble, Justin Dennahower and John Hornbuckle; sev­en great-grandchildren— Lydia Garcia, Matthew Garcia, Ivor Campbell, Angus Campbell, Olivia Noble, Elijah Dennahower and Zoey Dennahower.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Thurma; two brothers, Ar­nold and Lowell Midtaune; and three sisters, Gretchen Mackenzie, Deloris Sher­wood and Marietta Dun­lap.
Margie will be remem­bered for her hard work, sacrifice, generosity and love for her family.