What once was lost has now been found

February 12, 2020

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Before— Wyatt Osland, Rudebusch’s helper, poses with the memorial they dug out in 2018.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

As he walked through the graves at Memorial Hill Cemetery during the summer of 2018, Roger Rudebusch noticed a stone barely sticking out of the ground. Unsure of what it was, he and Wyatt Osland, who is currently a sixth grader at Lake Benton Elementary School, worked to dig the object out of the ground. What they discovered was a memorial stone that was more than 100 years old.
Rudebusch took the stone home and cleaned it using a power washer. The result was a nearly-new looking headstone that was on display during the Feb. 2 Lions Club breakfast, which benefited the area cemetery boards.

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

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After— The memorial stone was on display during the February Lions Club breakfast that benefited the area cemeteries.