Marilys Aune

July 20, 2017

obit Marilys Aune 2Sept. 15, 1929 – July 8, 2017

Marilys Eloyce (Thomp­son) Aune, age 87 of Can­by, died Saturday, July 8 at Maple Lawn Senior Care in Fulda. Funeral service was 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15 at First Presbyterian Church in Canby. Visita­tion was 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 14 at the Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Cha­pel in Canby with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation resumed one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was at the Canby City Cemetery. Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel of Canby was entrusted with the arrangements.
Marilys was born Sept. 15, 1929 in Bowbells, North Dakota to James and Anna (Zacharias) Thomp­son. She was baptized on Oct. 25, 1936 by Rev. G.H. Moritz of Bowbells. At the age of 7 she and her fam­ily moved to a farm near Canby. She attended ru­ral school through eighth grade. She was confirmed at the First Presbyterian Church in Canby on March 24, 1948. Marilys graduat­ed from Canby High School in 1947. After graduation, she started working at the Canby News as a proof­reader for 10 years then substituted there after she had children.
On Oct. 19, 1956 Marilys was united in marriage to Roger Aune of Hendricks. They were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Canby. To this union three children were born. Roger passed away on March 15, 2000. Marilys lived in Canby until August 2015, when she moved to Maple Lawn Senior Care in Fulda due to declining health and to be closer to her children.
While living in Canby, she was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church. Her faith in God was very relevant. She en­joyed going out for lunch often with her friends and talking endless hours on the telephone. Other inter­ests she had were watch­ing the Minnesota Twins and Vikings on television and writing numerous let­ters. She did alot of sewing growing up especially for her sister Zelda.
Marilys’ family was very important to her. She taught Youth Fellowship at church and was a Girl Scout leader while her children were growing up. She was a very proud Grandma to four grand­children. She wore a pic­ture button of them daily with great pride. She will be remembered by many for her spunky personality and her tender heart.
Grateful for having shared Marilys’ life are her children—Thomas Aune and his fiancée Wanda Klaassen of Worthington and Karyn and her hus­band Roger Zins of Fulda; grandchildren Anthony, Brittany, Kelsey and Court­ney Zins of Fulda; sister Joyce Den Herder of Ma­quoketa, Iowa; brother-in-law Darrell Kriese of Alex­andria; sisters-in-law Betty Johnson and Faye Wahl of Hendricks and Lorraine Aune of Flandreau, South Dakota; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents James and Anna Thomp­son; her husband Roger; sister Zelda Kriese; daugh­ter Lorene Aune; and sis­ter Arlyn Carlson.

Donald Pavek

July 13, 2017

obit Donald Pavek picJan. 17, 1931 – July 5, 2017

Donald Pavek, age 86 of Hendricks, passed away on July 5 at the Hendricks Nurs­ing Home. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Mon­day, July 10 at St. John Can­tius Catholic Church in Wil­no. Burial will be at St. John Cantius Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 9 at the House­man Funeral Home-Birk Chapel of Ivanhoe.
Donald Kenneth Pavek, son of Joseph and Agnes (Kubista) Pavek, was born Jan. 17, 1931 in Owatonna. Donald was raised near Owatonna on the family farm with his three sisters and two brothers. He at­tended country school until the 8th grade then went to Owatanna High School. After high school, Donald joined the U.S. Air Force and served his country for four years.
On June 11, 1956 Donald married Mary Rybinski at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno. They were blessed with five children. Donald worked for Western Union for 30 years. Donald and Mary spent 25 years in Prior Lake until Donald retired in 1982 and they moved to Hendricks. He enjoyed play­ing cards, fishing, gardening, listening to old-time music, and Minnesota sports.
Donald passed away on July 5 at the Hendricks Nurs­ing Home at 86 years, five months and 19 days.
Grateful for having shared Donald’s life is his wife of 61 years, Mary Pavek of Hen­dricks; his children — Rob­ert (Vivian) Pavek of Ivan­hoe, Donna (Tad) Schreiner of Prior Lake, Jerry (Laurie) Pavek of Hendricks, Joseph (Ann) Pavek of Ivanhoe, and Roger (Laura) Pavek of Nor­wood Young America; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sister Joanne Pritchette of Alpena, Michi­gan; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and two sisters.

Marilys Aune

July 13, 2017

Sept. 15, 1929 – July 9, 2017

Marilys Aune, age 87 of Canby, died Saturday, July 9 at Maple Lawn Senior Care in Fulda.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15 at First Presbyterian Church in Canby. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 14 at Houseman Funeral Home- Birk Chapel in Canby with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Canby City Cemetery. Houseman Funeral Home- Birk Chapel of Canby is en­trusted with the arrange­ments.
Full obituary will be pub­lished in next week’s paper.

Norma McKinney

June 29, 2017

obit norma mckinneyMarch 1, 1938 – June 21, 2017

Norma McKinney passed away Wednesday, June 21 at the Hendricks Nursing Home in Hendricks. Fu­neral service was 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 26 at United Methodist Church in White, South Dakota with visitation one hour prior to the funeral ser­vices. Eidsness Funeral Home handled the funeral arrangements.
Norma June McKinney was born March 1, 1938 to George and Grace (Kor) Lambertus in White, South Dakota, and grew up in the White area. She attended rural school in Sherman Township. Norma was bap­tized March 30, 1955 and confirmed April 3, 1955 at Zion Lutheran Church in White, South Dakota.
She married Ben J. Dreesen on Jan. 25, 1957 in Luverne. They were later divorced. On Nov. 13, 1976 Norma married Eugene McKinney at the United Methodist Church in White, South Dakota.Eugene passed away Sept. 21, 2016.
Prior to her marriage, Norma babysat and helped out in homes, cleaning and taking care of individuals. She loved flowers, doing crafts, crocheting and em­broidery.
Survivors include her brother-in-law Jim (Sha­ron) McKinney of Bran­don, South Dakota; sister-in-law Myrtle McKinney of White, South Dakota; nephews Loren (Kathy) and Charles (Janice) McK­inney of White, South Da­kota and Richard (Lanny) McKinney of Brandon, South Dakota; two sisters and three brothers; and many nieces and neph­ews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Eu­gene McKinney; infant son Ralph George Dreesen; brother-in-law Merlyn McKinney; her parents and her mother-in-law and father-in-law.

Jeanne Nielsen

June 29, 2017

obit Jeanne Nielsen PhotoDec. 15, 1952 – June 25, 2017

Jeanne Loretta Nielsen, age 64 of Aurora, South Dakota, passed away June, 25 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Memorial service will be held at Ascension Luther­an Church, 2030 3rd St., Brookings, South Dakota on Wednesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Teri Johnson officiating. Rude’s Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrange­ments. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brookings Backpack Project at brook­
Jeanne was born in Hen­dricks to Lowell and Joyce Hexum on Dec. 15, 1952. She attended Hendricks High School and gradu­ated in 1970. She married David Nielsen on Feb. 1, 1975. Jeanne provided daycare services for many families; she was a sec­retary at SDSU and First United Methodist Church and worked in the lunch­room at Medary Elemen­tary School.
Jeanne enjoyed baking the most delicious bread, buns, tea rings and sweets; spending time at the lake and most of all spending time with her family. She sewed, made beautiful needlepoint and was al­ways doing for everyone else. She was a beautiful mother to Kenny, Angie and Kari, but was like a mother to so many more. She was known by many for her unconditional love, baked goods, May baskets, candy drawer and so much more. Her grandchildren were a highlight of her life. We will never forget her infectious laugh and her great sense of humor. Jeanne was a caring, giv­ing, selfless lady—always putting everyone else’s needs above her own.
She was preceded in death by her mother Joyce Hexum; two sisters, Wanda Johnston and Cheryl Rog­ers; brother Mike Hexum; and nephew Jared Som­mervold.
Jeanne is survived by her husband David; son Kenny Nielsen (Samira Karajic) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; daughter Angie (Brian) St. Martin of Excelsior; daugh­ter Kari (Aaron) Krogman of Brookings, South Da­kota; 12 grandchildren— Faith, Emra, Erna, Violet, Lejla, Jonah, Nolan, Ruby, Holden, Sadie, Annika and Evan; her father Lowell Hexum of Longmont, Colo­rado; sister Wendy (Steve) Conder of Longmont, Colo­rado; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and so many family and friends that will miss her dearly.
The family wishes to ex­tend their gratitude to the Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls for their sup­port in her final days.
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Sharon Eidem

June 22, 2017

obit Sharon Eidem picFeb. 20, 1934 – June 12, 2017

Sharon Eidem, age 83 of Hendricks, passed away on Monday, June 12 at the Hendricks Community Hospital.
Memorial service was 11 a.m. Friday, June 16 at Christ Lutheran Chruch in Hendricks. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel in Hen­dricks with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and resumed one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment was at the Hendricks City Cemetery. Houseman Fu­neral Home-Birk Chapel of Hendricks was entrusted with the arrangements.
Sharon Jean (Peterson) Eidem was born Feb. 20, 1934 in Hendricks to Carl and Olga (Enga) Peterson. Sharon graduated from Hendricks High School in 1951 and completed one year of education at the Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis.
On Nov. 16, 1952 Sha­ron married Luther Eidem at New Grove Evangelical United Brethren Coun­try Church in Shaokatan Township. Sharon and Lu­ther farmed together for 50 years before retiring and moving to a home in Hendricks.
During her lifetime, Sha­ron was a loving mother and grandmother. She en­joyed being involved with the extended family of her and Luther’s brothers and sisters and many cous­ins. She loved to entertain family and friends. Sharon was also an avid home­maker, gardener, quilter, and reader.
Grateful for having shared Sharon’s life is her husband of 64 years, Luther; her children— Warren (Rita) Eidem of Rochester, Alan Eidem of Hendricks, and Elaine (Tom) Beito of Oronoco; her grandchildren— Joshua (Wendy) Eidem of River Falls, Wisconsin, Na­than Eidem of Rochester, Matthew Eidem of Fargo, North Dakota, Kyle (Carrie) Eidem of Brooklyn Park, Laura (Miguel) Ramirez of Denver, Colorado, and Wy­att Beito of Oronoco; her brother David (Sharon) Peterson of Hendricks; and her sisters—Carol (Gor­don) Rosenthal of Clear Lake, Iowa, Doris (Albert) Selberg of Bigelow, and Jaki (Roger) Bockelmann of Windom.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sis­ter Shirley Leben, brother-in-law Kenneth Leben, and daughter-in-law Carol Ei­dem.
Sharon loved—and was loved by—all her family and friends. We will miss her dearly.

Wayne Burns

June 15, 2017

July 16, 1936 – April 25, 2017

Wayne F. Burns, age 80, passed away Tuesday, April 25. His ashes will be buried in Hendricks.
Wayne was born to Wade and Freda Burns on July 16, 1936 in Hendricks. He attended Hendricks Pub­lic School and graduated with the Class of 1955. He went on to attend DeVry Tech for electronics in Chi­cago, Illinois.
He and Audrey Kjono of SquawLake were mar­ried May 14, 1958 in Min­neapolis, where they lived until moving to Hendricks in 1976. They moved to Fresno, California in 1987, where he worked until re­tiring.
Wayne was a beloved husband, partner, comfort­er and special father. He was mostly self-employed through the years, owning several small businesses. He had wonderful, humor­ous stories and memories to share with anyone he knew and met along the way. He was not a man to be idle. There was always something to fix or a proj­ect to be done. He worked hard for his family and rarely complained. He was an avid sports fan of foot­ball and baseball, Vikings, Raiders, Twins and Giants.
Annual trips to Minne­sota, all but one year for the last 30 years, often included grandchildren and were July highlights, especially when he could visit with old friends and relatives. He is and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife Audrey; his mother Freda and sister Evon Burns; his sons Wade Burns and wife Kimberly (Covert) of Fresno, Cali­fornia, and Jason Burns of Watertown, South Dakota; grandchildren Travis, and Katelyn and her husband Raymond Montez; great-grandsons Noah and Kol­lin; and pet buddies Greta, Dandy and Lily.
He was preceded in death by his father Wade H. Burns.
Blessed be his memory.

Audrey Lamb

May 18, 2017

obit Audrey Lamb PhotoAug. 7, 1922 – May 10, 2017

Audrey Hortness Lamb, age 94, died Wednesday, May 10 at the Hendricks Nursing Home in Hen­dricks.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. May 12 at Rude’s Funeral Home in Brook­ings, South Dakota. Visita­tion was one hour prior to the service. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Brookings, South Dakota.
Audrey Hortness Lamb, daughter of Alfred and Florence Hortness, was born Aug. 7, 1922. She spent her early years and received her education in White, South Dakota and is a graduate of White High School. Upon leaving high school she attended General Beatle in Madison, South Dakota and MSU in Marshall, and received her teaching degree. She taught in various schools in Iowa and South Dakota before coming to Hen­dricks in 1959, where she was employed until her re­tirement in 1989. She was an excellent teacher and loved to reminisce about the years spent with her students and colleagues.
She married Marvin Lamb and they farmed in Brookings County. She was an active member of Pio­neer Lutheran Church and enjoyed cooking, square dancing, coin collecting and working in her many flower gardens.
She was preceeded in death by her parents Al­fred and Florence Hort­ness.
Memorials may be di­rected to Pioneer Luther­an Church or Hendricks Public School.
Condolences may be sent to the family through www.rudesfuneralhome. com

Irvin L. Scott

May 12, 2017

obit Scott IrvinJan. 14, 1927 – May 8, 2017

Irvin L. Scott, age 90 of Annandale, died Monday, May 8, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale with Rev. David Nelson officiat­ing. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, Thursday, at the church.Burial will be at Grand­view Memorial Gardens in Rochester.
Irvin Lloyd Scott was born Jan. 14, 1927 in Gib­bon, Nebraska to Lloyd and Clara (Rapp) Scott. He graduated from East Des Moines High School. Irvin served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Ko­rean War. On July 1, 1950 he was united in marriage to J. Lorenchia Nygaard at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester. He worked as a printer and lithographer while completing his Bach­elor’s Degree in Education from the University of Min­nesota in Minneapolis. Ir­vin then taught at the Min­neapolis Vocational School and the Minneapolis Work Opportunity Center.
Irvin was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale where he was in the church choir and Men’s Bible Study. He was a former member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Bloomington where he served on the church coun­cil. Irvin was a member of the Kiwanis and served as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed sailing, boating, gardening, camp­ing, singing, telling jokes and spending time with his family.
Irvin is survived by his wife Lorenchia; sons Charles (Deb) Scott of Falcon Heights and Kevin (Stephanie) Scott of An­nandale; grandchildren Jason Scott (Jodi Kendall), Rachel (Chad) DeGroat, Jessica Scott (Brandon Brosvik), Stephanie (Dave) Scott, Rebecca (Robert, Jr.) Gonzalez, Kelly Mendel (Bryan Voigt), Jesse Men­del, Andrea (Jason) Geer, Mike (Maegen) Goedken, Marisa (Mike) Arlt and Tom (Becky) Goedken; great-grandchildren Lu­cas, Brayden, Aaron, Jake, Mildred, Charolette, Julian, Madeleine, Samuel, Jack, Savannah, Gwen, Aaron, Hollis, Ike and Ryan; sis­ter Marlene (Richard) VanTuinen of Longmont, Colorado; and sister-in-law Lucille Scott of Lud­low, Massachusetts. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Douglas.
Members of the St. John’s Lutheran Church Men’s Bi­ble Study will serve as urn bearers. The music will be provided by Orma Lou Jacobsma. Arrangements are entrusted with Ding­mann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Annandale.
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Lillian Thompson

May 5, 2017

obit Lillian Thompson picSept. 25, 1924 – April 24, 2017

Lillian M. Thompson, age 92 of Hendricks, passed away Monday, April 24 at the Hendricks Nursing Home.
Funeral service was 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27 at ChristLutheranChurch in Hendricks. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 at the Hendricks Hospital Chapel with a 5 p.m. prayer service. Visi­tation resumed one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was at the Hendricks City Cemetery. Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.
Lillian Mae Thompson was born Sept. 25, 1924 in Dell Rapids, South Dakota to Fredrick and Kathryn (Needham) Leuning. She grew up on a farm east of Hendricks and gradu­ated from Hendricks High School, then attended nursing school at Sioux Val­ley Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was a nurse at the Hendricks Hospital; that is where she met Dr. Carl Thompson.
Lillian was united in mar­riage to Dr. Carl Thompson on Oct. 15, 1947 at United Brethren Lutheran Church in Hendricks. To this union they were blessed with two sons, Bradley and David. After having children she devoted her life to being a mother and homemaker. After Dr. Carl Thompson retired they moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas for 15 years, then returned to Hendricks.
She enjoyed doing Har­danger work, Rosemaling and traveling the world. Lillian also enjoyed cook­ing and entertaining for friends and family. She was very active in the commu­nity and was the director of the candy striper program at the hospital. Lillian was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and on the WELCA committee and the ladies aid group. She was also a member of the Hendricks Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.
Grateful for having shared Lillian’s life is her son Bradley Thompson of Shelton, Washington, and numerous grandchil­dren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grand­children; two brothers, Jim Leuning of Hendricks and Phil Leuning of Arco; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, hus­band, son David, one sister and two brothers.
Blessed be her memory.