Kelley Selken

May 24, 2018

obit Selken Kelley  photo1Jan. 4, 1963 – May 15, 2018

Funeral services for Kel­ley Selken, age 55 of Lake Benton, were Monday, May 21, 2 p.m. at Hartquist Fu­neral Home in Pipestone. Visitation is Sunday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home’s Pipestone Chapel. Burial was in Me­morial Hill Cemetery in Lake Benton.
He died Tuesday, May 15 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Arrangements were pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. Send on-line condolences at
Kelley Selken was born Jan. 4, 1963 to Ron and Marge (Kuehl) Selken in Pipestone. He was bap­tized at VerdiMethodistChurch. He grew up in Verdi and graduated from VerdiHigh School in 1982. Kelley enjoyed working on the farm for his Grandpa Charles Kuehl and Uncle Dick Kuehl, and Uncle Walt and Aunt Dort Henning­sen. He worked for the J&B Group for the last 23 years as a forklift operator in the freezer. Kelley had cared for his mom until the time of her death in 2017. Kel­ley was diagnosed with cancer in August 2017. On May 15, he died at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Da­kota at the age of 55.
Kelley was an avid race car fan. Dale Ernhardt No. 8 was his favorite driver. He also enjoyed Vikings football and was a collec­tor of wolves. He enjoyed time with his nieces and nephews and attending their events. He loved auc­tion sales.
Kelley is lovingly re­membered by his sisters, Kris (Roland) Roelfs of Sibley, Iowa and Vicky (Craig) Halverson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; nieces and nephews, Stacey Lich­tsinn-Schmidt, Sarah Lich­tsinn, Samantha Halver­son, Daniel Halverson, and Shawn Schmidt; childhood friend Sue Hansen of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Ron Selken and Marge Selken, grandparents Charles and Arlene Kuehl and George and Clara Selken, and many aunts, uncles, and other family.
Blessed be his memory.

Patricia(Hall) Potter

May 24, 2018

patricia-patti-potter-cary-nc-obituaryMarch 15, 1949 – May 2, 2018

Patricia (Patti) Lee Potter walked into the loving arms of her Savior on May 2, finally victorious over death and the cancer that had afflicted her.
As the second child born to Harold and Martha Hall in Lake Benton, Patti loved ice skating, cheerleading, and “managing” her three brothers. Patti graduated from Lake Benton High School and enrolled in Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, where she met Alan Ladd Potter, eventually joining him in marriage and a life of service in full-time Christian ministry.
Patti married the love of her life, Alan Ladd Potter, on July 25, 1970. Together, they planted several churches, served in leadership at four Christian institutions of higher learning, and raised two children in in a home filled with love. In addition to their children, Patti and Alan impacted thousands of lives in the service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Patti’s love for nature demonstrated itself through the incredible gardens she maintained, and the dogs that shared her time with shovel and trowel. An adventurer at heart, she traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East, though her soul belonged to Ireland. Her house became not just a museum of the many collections that reflected her travels and interests, for the etchings from Prague, Israel or Quebec City, the Ironstone from England, or the oil lamps from Masada attested to a love of learning and a deep appreciation of the past.
Though a lover of Ireland, antiques, dogs, and gardens, it was her grandchildren that commanded her devotion. With her grandchildren in tow, Patti hosted scores of tea parties, led vibrant shopping trips, biked the Great Appalachian Passageway, kayaked the Great Bear Swamp, participated in adventures to Maine, the mountains of North Carolina and Quebec City among many others, and shared her wisdom and passion for plants, dogs, collecting anything, Irish music, Blue Grass, and Jesus. In the end, they became not just her raving fans, they became her legacy—a legacy of a life well lived in commitment to her loving husband, family, and her Redeemer.
Patti is survived by her husband Alan Potter; her children Andrew Potter (Sandy) and Rebecca Esterman (Adam); her grandchildren Emily Potter, Lauren Potter, Jacob Esterman and Isabella Esterman; her mother Martha Hall; her brothers Michael Hall (Judy Anne), William Hall (Marla) and Richard Hall (Dale); and her loyal West Highland Terrier Freddie. Patti was preceded in death by her father Harold Hall and her grandparents.
Patti was laid to rest at Raleigh Memorial Park at a private service on May 9. A Celebration of Life Service was held at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary, North Carolina on May 9 at 2 p.m., officiated by Pastor Stephen Davey, followed by a short reception.
In lieu of sending flowers, Patti and Alan have asked that a donation be made to the Shepherds Theological Seminary Annual Fund, to enable and help prepare young men, women, and families to serve in full-time ministry. Donations can be made at selecting “Annual Fund”, or checks can be sent to the address below denoting “Patricia Potter Memorial” in the note section of the check: Office of Advancement, Shepherds Theological Seminary, 6051 Tryon Road, Cary, North Carolina 27518

Gloria VanDenBroeke

May 24, 2018

May 20, 1960 – May 9, 2018

Funeral service for Glo­ria Schwing VanDenBroeke was Thursday, May 17 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall, with interment in Calvary Cath­olic Cemetery in Marshall.
Gloria Schwing VanDen­Broeke was born May 20, 1960 in Brookings, South Dakota to Sebastian and Ethel Lavone Schwing. Gloria married Ronald VanDenBroeke on Feb. 14, 1987. She was diagnosed with stage four metastatic renal cell (kidney) carcino­ma in December 2017, and passed away on May 9.
Gloria is survived by her husband Ronald VanDen­Broeke of Minneapolis; children Andrea VanDen­Broeke (Stephen Dee) of Queens, New York, and Andrew VanDenBroeke (Darcy Gladis) of Minneap­olis; parents Sebastian and Beverly Schwing of Brook­ings, South Dakota; sib­lings Cecilia (Ron) Cheney of Brookings, South Dako­ta, Dorothy (Joe) Popow­ski of Ivanhoe, Ann (Joe) Pavek of Ivanhoe, Laura Schwing of Shakopee, Ed­win Schwing of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Elsie (Chris) McCree of Brookings, South Dakota; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Al­lison Rose VanDenBroeke, and infant son Anthony, mother Ethel Lavone Schwing, and brothers Sebastian Jr. and Gregory Schwing.

Betty Kindelberger

May 24, 2018

Betty Kindelberger, age 84 of Porter, passed away Monday, May 14 at San­ford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Houseman Funeral Home is entrusted with the ar­rangements.

Verona Peterson

May 17, 2018

Memorial service for Ve­rona Petersen, age 90 of Tyler, will be Monday, May 21, 11 a.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Interment will be at Dane­bod Lutheran Cemetery.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at
She died peacefully on Sunday, May 13 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler

Viola Wolthuizen

May 17, 2018

obit violaAug. 29, 1929 – May 5, 2018

Viola Johanna “Vi” Wolthuizen, oldest daugh­ter of Pete and Johanna “Ann” (Rynders) Prince, was born Aug. 29, 1929 in Lebanon, Sioux County, Iowa. She and her broth­er Don and sister Polly grew up together in the Sanborn, Iowa area. Vi at­tended Sanborn Christian School, graduating from the 8th grade. She was a huge help to her father in his poultry hatchery, col­lecting eggs, watching the incubators overnight, and gathering the baby chicks.
Vi met her future hus­band, Joe Edward Wolthui­zen, while working in the café her father owned. The two were married on May 28, 1954 at Sanborn Chris­tian Reformed Church. The family grew to include daughter Nancy and son Dale.
Along with tending to her own family, Vi still managed to help out in her father’s hatchery. She also worked for him at the café, waitressing, cooking and baking. With all that food experience and know-how, Vi was in her element while employed for a time at the Sanborn Bakery. Ev­eryone looked forward to whatever came out of the oven in Vi’s kitchen, and she was always more than ready to share. In her spare time, she like to crochet and knit. Many dishcloths and afghans were created through the years for her children and grandchil­dren to treasure.
When Vi retired in 1989, she spent most of her time caring for Joe, who was dealing with health issues. They decided to relocate to Luverne in 1995, to be able to enjoy more time with their children and grand­children, and Joe would be closer to the medical help he needed. She became a member of the Christian Reformed Church at Lu­verne.
In March 2014, Vi de­cided to move back to San­born, and became a resi­dent of Prairie View Home. It was good to be back in her childhood surround­ings, plus the fact her sis­ter Polly was also living there at the time made the move much easier. Vi en­joyed the years at Prairie View and the people she met there.
On Saturday, May 5, she passed from this life, hav­ing reached the age of 88.
She will be lovingly re­membered by her chil­dren—Nancy and her hus­band Joe Mulder of Lake Benton, and Dale and his wife Denise Wolthuizen of Edgerton; five grandchil­dren and four great-grand­children; her brother Don and his wife Marilyn Prince of Grand Rapids, Michigan; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Those preceding her in death are her husband Joe, her parents Pete and Ann Prince, and her sister Polly Hofman.
Her memorial service was Thursday, May 10 at the Sanborn Funeral Home Chapel in Sanborn, Iowa.

Dorothy Halsne

May 4, 2018

Memorial services Doro­thy Halsne, age 78 of Tyler, will be Friday, May 4, 10:30 a.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Visitation is Thursday, 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Tyler.
She died Sunday at Ave­ra Tyler Hospital in Tyler.
Arrangements are with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condo­lences at www.hartquist­
Her full obituary will be published next week.

Peggy Houselog

April 26, 2018

obit HOUSELOG PeggyJuly 30, 1961 – April 14, 2018

Peggy M. Houselog, age 56 of Lake Benton, former­ly of Elkton, South Dakota, passed away Saturday, April 14 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Elkton, with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Elk­ton, South Dakota. There was a 5 p.m. prayer service Wednesday, April 18, fol­lowed by visitation until 7 p.m. at Skroch Funeral Chapel, Elkton, South Da­kota.
Peg was born July 30, 1961 in Flandreau, South Dakota, to Roger and Dar­lene (Otto) Bauer. She went to school in Elkton, South Dakota. She had sev­eral jobs she enjoyed, with her last one being at Twin City Fan in Elkton, where she enjoyed her co-work­ers and made many won­derful friendships.
She was blessed with having two children, Kim and Heath. Peg loved being around family, her grand­children, hosting family gatherings and loved her coffee go-ers. She enjoyed keeping up with her soap operas and helping other residents at the nursing home. She had a sense of humor that many people enjoyed. She left a very large impression on people in a short amount of time when being somewhere.
In 2007 she suffered a massive stroke, which left her speechless and para­lyzed. She was very much admired for her strength, patience and courage over the past 10 years. Peg was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church.
Peg is survived by her children, Kim (Mike) Bloom of Tyler and Heath (Brittany) Houselog of Lake Benton; brothers Jim (Tammie) Bauer, Tim (Toni) Bauer, and Dave (Kristina) Bauer, and sis­ter Kathy (Steve) Kopecky, all of Elkton, South Da­kota; grandchildren Jacob, Adam, Benjamin, Abigail, Merrick, Malahna and Macrae; niece and neph­ews. Peg was preceded in death by her father Roger, mother Darlene, and sister Joan.

Laura Nelson

April 26, 2018

obit LNelsonphotoJan. 2, 1933 – April 15, 2018

Laura Bonnie Nelson, age 85 of Litchfield, died Sun­day April 15 at her home. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21 at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Visi­tation was 5-7 p.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church and continued one hour prior to the service on Sat­urday.
Laura Bonnie Nelson, the daughter of Gilford and Caroline (Lee) Olson, was born Jan. 2, 1933 in Flan­dreau, South Dakota. She graduated from Pipestone High School in 1950 and was united in marriage to Keith Nelson in Minneapo­lis on Nov. 5, 1950. They lived in Mankato, Lake Benton and Milan before settling in Litchfield in 1965.
She was a nursing assis­tant at the Meeker County Hospital for 25 years and retired in 1991. Bonnie was a member of Zion Lu­theran Church, where she was active in the quilting group, WELCA, Circle and Bible Study. She was also a member of the Minne­sota GFWC Women’s Study Club of Litchfield, Hospital Auxiliary and the Lioness Club. She enjoyed folk art, Norwegian crafts, travel­ing, gardening, spend­ing time with family and friends, and being at the lake cabin that she and Keith built.
Bonnie is survived by her children— Mark (Kar­en) Nelson of Hettinger, North Dakota, Kay Nelson and husband Steve Cook of Hutchinson, Dean (Mar­tha) Nelson of Hanover, Joleen Nelson of Glencoe, and Romona Nelson of Litchfield; grandchildren Kirk (Charity) Nelson, Kara (Drew) Bennett, Na­thaniel (Emily) Cook, No­lan Cook, Annika Nelson and Ingrid Nelson; great-granddaughter Selah Nel­son; sister Enid Meyer of Cottage Grove; sister-in-law Carolyn Garry of Sur­prise, Arizona; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Gil­ford and Caroline; husband Keith; infant son David; brother Roland; brother-in-law Curtis Meyer; and in-laws Vernon and Doro­thy Nelson and Geraldine and Clifford Spencer.
Please sign our on-line guestbook at www.john­

Esther Hauswedell

April 26, 2018

June 27, 1913 – April 18, 2018

Funeral services for Es­ther Hauswedell, age 104 of Tyler, formerly of Arco, were Saturday, April 21, 2 p.m. at Immanuel Luther­an Church in Tyler. Visita­tion was one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at a later date. She died Wednesday, April 18 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.
Esther Hannah Haus­wedell was born to Rob­ert and Elsie (Meyer) Me­hling on June 27, 1913 in Lyons, Nebraska. On Oct. 14, 1933 she married Paul Hauswedell in Rock Rap­ids, Iowa.
Esther is survived by nine grandchildren— Michael (Lynette) Haus­wedell, Steve (Lisa) Hauswedell, John (Vicky) Hauswedell, Brooks Ben­nett (Carlene Taylor), Brad Bennett, Brett (Donita) Bennett, Jay (Jaylyn) Mill­er, Miles (Rachel) Miller, and Marty (Tara) Miller; daughter-in-law Delores Hauswedell and son-in-law Bob Miller; 17 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, nine step-great-great-grand­children; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul; her chil­dren Curtis Hauswedell, Melva Bennett and Connie Miller; son-in-law Rodney Bennett; parents Robert and Elsie Mehling; sister Laura Halling and brother Richard Mehling.