Arvilla Sik

December 9, 2013

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March 28, 1928- Nov. 27, 2013

Arvilla Sik, age 85 of Ivanhoe, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe with Father Ron Huberty as the Celebrant. Visitation was 4:30-7 p.m. on Sunday at the church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and a Rosary at 4:30 p.m. Visitation continued on Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Ivanhoe. Online guest book is at www.birkfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Ivanhoe or donor’s choice.
Arvilla Grace Bren was born on March 28, 1928 to Albert and Gladys (Westly) Bren in Toronto, S.D. Arvilla was baptized, had her first communion and was confirmed at Leganger Lutheran Church.
On Jan. 15, 1947 she was united in marriage to Alvin Sik in Wilno. They lived on a farm near Hendricks and later on moved to a farm near Ivanhoe. During this time, Arvilla worked in Marshall until 1967 and in the fall, they moved into Ivanhoe. Arvilla went to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Ivanhoe Nursing Home until 1989. Arvilla moved to the Hendricks Nursing Home in 2010.
In 1947, Arvilla became a member of St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno and was a member until joining Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in 1963.
Arvilla was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul since 1967, member of the Ladies Guild and the Rosary Society. Arvilla enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family. She also enjoyed travelling, camping, fishing, dancing, playing cards and bingo.
Arvilla is survived by her children, Sharon (Jerry) Sunvold of Renville, Al (Colleen) of Lake Benton, Ron (Lucy) of Sioux Falls, S.D., Chuck (Pat) of Omaha, Neb., Char (Roger) Bottelberghe of Brookings, S.D., Milan of Brookings, S.D., Janet Blegen (special friend Tom) of Minneota, Jeanette Hulzebos (special friend Larry) of Canby, and Darrell of Ivanhoe; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; siblings, Lyle Bren, Ardell (Marlys) Bren, Verna Janiszeski and Shirley (Randy) Denekamp and brother-in-law Elroy Severson.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin in 1989, infant son Alvin, Jr., infant granddaughter Bridget Sik, daughter-in-law Brenda Sik, her parents and two sisters, Delores Severson and Gloria Gronseth.
Blessed be her memory.

Marcus Johnson

December 9, 2013

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Marcus W. Johnson, age 76 of Moundsview, passed away peacefully on Nov. 27.
Marcus was born and raised in Hendricks. He graduated from Augsburg College in 1955. Marcus loved his career in music. He worked as a choir teacher at Coon Rapids Middle School for 25 years, at Groth Music Co. for 22 years, and served as a church choral director for 30 years. Marcus enjoyed his time singing with the Augsburg Centennial Singers. He was honored to be one of the recipients in 2012 of the ACDA ACE Award.
Marcus is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Elizabeth; daughters Sue (Joe) Therrien, Carol (Bruce) Setzler, Kathi (Peter) Milton and Linda (Tony) Arzt; grandchildren Lisa (Tony), TJ (Melissa), Mark (Ashley), Katie, Maddie, Erin, Abby, Hannah and Max; great-grandchildren Nathan, Claire, Teddy and Aaron; and two sisters, Gaella and Mavis.

David Wahlstrom

November 22, 2013

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April 17, 1942 – Nov. 8, 2013

David Wahlstrom, age 71 of Brookings, S.D., passed away on Friday, Nov. 8 near Norton, Kan.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks with Rev. Dr. David Christenson officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was at the Hendricks City Cemetery in Hendricks.
Birk Funeral Home of Hendricks was entrusted with the arrangements.
David Allen Wahlstrom was born in Hendricks on April 17, 1942 to Adolph and Kathryn (Froiland) Wahlstrom. He graduated from Hendricks High School in 1960. His first year of college was spent at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. He transferred to South Dakota State in Brookings, S.D. and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1964. He earned a Master of Science from SDSU in January 1971 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University in 1983.
His work experience included civil engineering jobs in national parks as well as Associate Professorships at the University of Houston, Purdue University and SDSU. He received the title of Professor Emeritus from the University of Houston.
David married Elizabeth Shreve in June 1983.
David is survived by his daughter Amy Wahlstrom of Brookings, S.D. and his sister Nancy (Tom) VanderHeiden of Denver, Colo. as well as three nephews, five grandnieces and one grandnephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents Adolph and Kathryn Wahlstrom and his brother Danny.
Memorial donations may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Cheyenne River Outreach under the auspices of St. Joseph’s Indian School.

David Thompson

November 15, 2013

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March 24, 1954- Oct. 18, 2013

Funeral services for David Thompson, age 59 of Lamberton, were Oct. 26 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.
David Karl Thompson was born March 24, 1954 in Rochester. In December 2000 he was united in marriage to Kathy Keck in Wabasso. He was the Cottonwood County Environmental Officer, and during his career had many jobs, including his own landscaping business. David was a man of many interests and many more talents. He was a people person, given to family and friends.
David enjoyed spending his vacations kayaking and camping. He and Kathy were close and enjoyed time together exploring the Twin Cities, eating out, shopping, and just being together. He knew alot about plants and nature, loving the Minnesota Arboretum, the zoo, and time outdoors.
David is survived by his wife of 13 years, Kathy Thompson of Lamberton. He is also survived by his mother Lillian Thompson of Hendricks; daughters Chelsea Thompson of Windom and Shanna Keck of Lamberton; sons and daughter-in-law John and Ashley Keck and Shane Keck of Lamberton; four grandchildren; and brother and sister-in-law Brad and Beth Thompson of Shelton, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his father Dr. Carl Thompson, his son Dustin Thompson and his mother-in-law Dolores Schwarzrock.

Donald Dorn

November 8, 2013

Aug. 1, 1918 – Oct. 31, 2013

Funeral service for Donald Dorn, age 95 of Hendricks, formerly of Lake Benton, will be Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, all at the church. Burial will be at St. John and Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Verdi.
He died at the Hendricks Nursing Home on Oct. 31.
Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. On-line condolences and registry may be found at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Donald Dorn was born Aug. 1, 1918 to Virgil and Johanna Dorn in Hendricks. Donald and Valera (Derby) were united in marriage Aug. 6, 1939.
Donald will be lovingly remembered by his children, Lowell (and Betty) Dorn of Brookings, S.D., Darwin (and Ruthann) Dorn of West Bend, Wisc., and Darla (and Jim) Krause of Flat Rock, N.C.; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many other family and friends.
Donald was preceded in death by his wife Valera, his parents Virgil and Johanna and siblings Irene Knutson and Glen Dorn.

Millicent Hanson

November 8, 2013

Memorial service for Millicent Hanson, age 88 of Lake Benton, will be Saturday, Nov. 9, 1:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton.
She died Sunday, Nov. 3 at Hendricks Community Hospital.
Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.

Gerald “Jerry” Aune

November 1, 2013

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April 3, 1933 – Oct. 20, 2013

Gerald “Jerry” Aune, age 80 of Hendricks, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Hendricks Community Hospital.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Birk Funeral Home in Hendricks with the Rev. Dr. David Christenson officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment followed at the East Hendricks Cemetery, Hendricks. Birk Funeral Home of Hendricks was entrusted with the arrangements.
Gerald Edwin Aune was born on April 3, 1933 in Hendricks to parents Andrew O. and Bessie (Moen) Aune. He was baptized and confirmed at Calvary Lutheran Church in Hendricks, where he was a member until joining Christ Lutheran Church. He graduated from Hendricks High School. After graduating, Jerry attended General Beadle College in Madison, S.D. He taught special education for a few years and also taught at the country school near Singsaas Church for a short time. Jerry went to beauty school in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he later joined the faculty. He operated beauty shops in Toronto and Astoria, S.D. In later years, Jerry was the x-ray technician at Hendricks Community Hospital. He cooked at various locations in the surrounding area and cleaned for various businesses in the area.
Jerry enjoyed helping anyone in need. His ready sense of humor brought smiles to those around him, especially his nieces and nephews, who meant so much to him. Jerry knew Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He taught Sunday School and sang in the choir at Calvary Lutheran for many years. Jerry was artistic and musical. Some of his hobbies included decorating, painting, sewing, knitting and crocheting. Personalized doilies made by Jerry were given to many friends and family members. Jerry played the piano and organ by ear. He helped out at the Hendricks Senior Center when needed and peeled countless potatoes at Irene’s by Julie. For a number of years, until her passing, Jerry was his mother’s caregiver.
Grateful for having shared Jerry’s life are his brothers and sisters-in-law, Faye Wahl of Hendricks, Milton and Betty (Aune) Johnson of Hendricks, Marilys Aune of Canby, Lorraine Aune of Flandreau, S.D. and Dennis Olson of Montevideo; five nieces and four nephews; a close friend, Don Hardy of Texas, and his family; numerous cousins and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Bessie Aune; his brothers and sisters, Orrin Aune, Verona Johnson, Roger Aune, Andor Aune, Maxine Olson and Gordy Aune; one niece, one nephew, and his close friend Dr. LeRoy Mueller.
Blessed be his memory.

Corinne Olson

November 1, 2013

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Sept. 11, 1935 – Oct. 26, 2013

Corinne Olson, age 78 of Hendricks, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Hendricks Nursing Home.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks with Rev. Dr. David Christenson officiating. Visitation was 5-7p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28 at the Birk Funeral Home in Hendricks with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was at the Hendricks City Cemetery.
Birk Funeral Home of Hendricks was entrusted with the arrangements.
Corinne Ione Olson was born on Sept. 11, 1935 in Brandt, S.D. to parents Nathan and Louise (Furness) Thoreson. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Hendricks. She was a lifelong resident of the Hendricks area.
Corinne was united in marriage to Clinton Duane Olson on Sept. 15, 1956 at First Lutheran Church in Hendricks. To this union they were blessed with three children. She worked as a clerk at the pharmacy in Hendricks for 38 years and she and Clinton were custodians of Christ Lutheran Church for 30-plus years. She also worked at Irene’s Café for numerous years.
She enjoyed playing softball, camping, attending auctions and going to sporting events of all kinds. She was huge fan of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. Traveling was also a favorite of Corinne’s, whether it was taking a Sunday drive, taking a bus trip, going to the South Dakota State Fair or Host Fest in Minot, N.D., she loved to see the sights of the countryside. Visiting with friends over coffee was also enjoyable to her, but spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was what she loved most.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, WELCA, the 20th Century Study Club and the Library Club.
Grateful for having shared Corinne’s life are her three children, Denise (Dennis) Fuller of Hendricks, Pam (Greg) Hoffman of Gillette, Wyo., and Duane (Teresa) Olson of Hendricks; her four grandchildren, Corey (Kelly) Fitzsimmons, Nicole Fitzsimmons, Katie (Nick) Prom and Tony (Megan) Hoffman; her five great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Clinton (CJ) Fitzsimmons, Halle and Garett Prom and Gabby Hoffman; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Nathan and Louise Thoreson; her husband Clinton Olson; granddaughter Michaela Hoffman; nephew Todd Olson; sister Myrna Juenke and sister-in-law Maxine Olson.
Blessed be her memory.

Kurtis Lee Dougherty

November 1, 2013

Funeral services for Kurtis Lee Dougherty, 22, of Tyler will be Friday, Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Arco. Visitation is Thursday, 4-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Burial will be in the Arco City Cemetery.
He died Sunday, Oct. 27 as the result of an auto accident.
Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.

Gerald Aune

October 25, 2013

Gerald “Jerry” Aune, age 80 of Hendricks, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Hendricks Community Hospital.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Birk Funeral Home in Hendricks with Rev. Dr. David Christenson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow at the East Hendricks Cemetery, Hendricks.
Birk Funeral Home of Hendricks is entrusted with the arrangements.