Robert H. Boll

July 6, 2012

Robert H. Boll, age 64 of Lakefield, formerly of Verdi, passed away on Sunday, June 24 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls,S.D.Funeral services for Bob were on Saturday, June 30 at 2 p.m. at Grace Luther­an Church in Lake Benton with Pastor Julie Anderson officiating. Burial was in Memorial Hill Cemetery in Lake Benton with mili­tary honors provided by the Lake Benton American Legion.

Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 29 at Os­terberg-Hansen Funeral Home in Lakefield. Visita­tion resumed on Saturday at 1 p.m. until the time of the service at Grace Lu­theran Church in Lake Benton.

Robert Henry Boll was born on July 12, 1947 in Hendricks, the son of Fred and Alma(Gust) Boll. He grew up on a farm by Verdi and attended Verdi Pub­lic Schools. He graduated from high school in 1965. Following high school he worked in Luverne build­ing silos for Hanson Silo Company. Bob joined the U.S. Air Force on Aug. 9, 1966; he was stationed in Germany for three years with the 7101 Material Sq. in the Supply Field. He was discharged on Aug. 7, 1970. Upon returning home he held various jobs through­out North and South Da­kota and Minnesota. On July 13, 1991, he married Elaine Lillian (Casler) Bat­ton in Worthington. They also moved to Lakefield that same year. In 1997 Bob retired from Swift Inc. inWorthingtonbecause of health issues. Robert passed away at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Sunday, June 24 at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 12 days.

Robert was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton where, in his younger years, he was active as an usher. He was a proud member of A.A. since Nov. 12, 1980. Bob also was a very proud member of the American Legion in Lake Benton. He enjoyed doing latchhook and putting together puz­zles in his spare time. Bob always had time to visit with his family and friends and sit down for a cup of coffee.

Bob is survived by his wife of 20 years Elaine Bat­ton-Boll of Lakefield; step-children: Lyle (Kathy) Bat­ton of Thief River Falls and their two children Chris­topher and Steven Batton, Karen Christensen of Ma­son City, Iowa, Karla (Ray­mond) Swalve of Garner, Iowa and their four chil­dren Amber Jesse, Jeremy, Damian and Caleb Swalve, and Eva (Russell) Son­nabend of Northrop, and one great-granddaughter, Anastasia Jesse. Bob is also survived by a brother, Marvin (Lucy) Boll of Lake Benton; brothers-in-law Donald (Edwina) Casler of Rockford, Iowa and Rich­ard (Marsha) Casler of Le­land,Iowaand his nieces and nephews.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, an in­fant sister and his brother Donald Boll.

Blessed be the memory of Robert Henry Boll.

August Hamer

June 28, 2012

August Hamer, age 85 of Hendricks, passed away on Wednesday, June 20 at the Hendricks Community Hospital.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks with Pastor Allen Molascon offi­ciating. Visitation was 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 at Birk Funeral Home in Hen­dricks and resumed one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was in the East Hendricks Cem­etery with military hon­ors by the Rueben-Hansen American Legion Post 195 of Hendricks.

August Wilhelm Hamer was born April 29, 1927 to parents Wilhelm and Marie (Kruger) Hamer in Lake Benton. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

August was united in marriage to Darlene Hoff on June 5, 1955 atCalvaryLutheranChurchin Hen­dricks, where they lived and raised their family. Darlene passed away on Jan. 18, 2002.

August enjoyed wood­working, tinkering, fish­ing, playing cards and vol­unteering. He also enjoyed coffee time with friends, traveling and going to auc­tions with his brother Er­nie. Most important to Au­gust was his family.

August was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, the Rueben-Hansen Amer­ican Legion Post 195, Ki­wanis Club and the Senior Center.

Grateful for having shared his life are his chil­dren: Rick (Pam) of Hen­dricks, Randy of Fresno, Calif. and Carla (Mark) Solem of Fargo, N.D.; three grandchildren: Mike (Aleisha), Matt and Nick; two brothers, Earl (Shir­ley) Hamer of White, S.D. and Ernie (Janice) Hamer of Bruce, S.D.; one brother-in-law, Richard (Wanice) Hoff; three sisters-in-law, Donna (Eldon) Thurow, Joan (Burt) Pederson of Hendricks and Judy Hoff; special friend Florence Dorn and many nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his son Edwin Hamer; his parents Wil­helm and Marie Hamer; his wife Darlene Hamer; three brothers, Herbert J. Hamer, Sr., Carl Hamer and Bill Hamer; sister Gladys Anderson; sister-in-law Jo Ann Hamer; two brothers-in-law, Bob Hoff and Walt Anderson; three nephews, Joel Hamer, Tim Hamer and Kenny Hamer, and one niece, Lynnette Hamer.

Blessed be his memory.

Robert H. Boll

June 28, 2012

Robert H. Boll, age 64 of Lakefield, formerly of Ver­di, passed away on Sunday, June 24 at Sanford Hospi­tal in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Funeral services for Bob will be on Saturday, June 30 at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton with Pastor Julie Anderson officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday June 29 at Osterberg-Hansen Fu­neral Home in Lakefield. Visitation will resume on Saturday at 1 p.m. until the time of the service at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton.

Ma­vis Jensen

June 28, 2012

Funeral services for Ma­vis Jensen, age 79 of Tyler, were held Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Ty­ler. Visitation was Satur­day from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel inTyler. Burial was at Dane­bod Lutheran Cemetery in Tyler.

Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler is providing the arrangements. Send on-line condolences at www. hartquistfuneral.com.

Mavis Joan Jensen was born Feb. 4, 1933 to Bjorn Garfield and Beatrice (Bjerkestrand) Johnson in Nordland Township near Minneota. On Nov. 16, 1957 Mavis married Leon Jensen in Hope Lutheran Church, Minneota. On June 19 Mavis entered Tyler Healthcare Center where, on Wednesday, June 20, she died at the age of 79 years, four months and 16 days.

Mavis is lovingly re­membered by her hus­band Leon; her three chil­dren: Andrew, Michael and Peggy; four grandchildren; five brothers: Arlon John­son and his wife Helen of Gary, S.D., Willis Johnson of Sioux Falls, S.D., Dorance Johnson and his wife Jackie of Wellington, Colo., Fran­cis Johnson of Minneota and Merrill Johnson of Minneota; sister Jeanette Nelsen and her husband Lowell of Lake Benton; sisters-in-law Norma, Sue, Nancy and Ellen Johnson and many other relatives and friends.

Donna Carol Krick

June 28, 2012

Donna Carol Krick, age 73 ofBoca Raton,Fla., formerly of Lake Benton, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Monday, June 18 in her home. Fu­neral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lake Benton. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. In­terment was in Memorial Hill Cemetery. Online con­dolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralser­vice.com. Stephens Fu­neral Service – Tyler Area Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Donna was born Dec. 28, 1938 on a lakeside farm east of Lake Benton to Al­bert and Clara (Koehne) Petersen. She was baptized Feb. 12, 1939 and con­firmed atSt. John’s Evan­gelical Lutheran Church. Donna attended Lake Ben­ton Public School. On July 9, 1955 she was united in marriage to James So­rensen. They were blessed with two children. Donna graduated from Stewart School of Cosmetology in Sioux Falls, S.D.on May 29, 1971. She was one of the first businesswomen in Lake Benton, owning her own beauty salon. Donna married Pat (Roy) Krick on June 30, 1979 at St. Genevieve Catho­lic Church and welcomed Pat’s six children into her life. Donna’s salon was destroyed by fire and she changed her career to be­come the administrator of the Lincoln County HRA for 18 years until her re­tirement. Donna was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, St. Genevieve’s CCW, for­mer member of the Lake Benton Chamber of Com­merce, mentor at LBPS and was a Sunday school and Bible school teacher. Donna was a beautiful and strong person; strong whether in coping with her failing health or her generous support and love for her family, friends and her community. She was happiest spending time with family and friends and tending to her flower gardens. She also enjoyed cooking, Christmas col­lectibles, antiquing, play­ing cards, fishing and bird watching. She moved to Boca Raton in the fall of 2009 for health reasons and became (with her dog Shelby) a central figure at the Banyan Place indepen­dent senior community.

Donna is the loving mother of Diane (Bob) Low of Oakville, Ontario, Cana­da, Karen (Larry) Mergen­er of Marine on St. Croix, Ken (Cathi) Krick of Inver Grove Heights, Mike (Kar­la) Krick of Marine on St. Croix, Tim (Dawn) Krick of Henderson, Nev., Jon (Les­lie) Krick of New Castle, Colo. and son-in-law Bill Cheney of Sun Lake, Ariz. She is the proud grand­mother of Misty, Alison, Ryan, Brad, Troy, Kellin, Boe, Brenna, Joe, Keenan, Nathan, Nick, Adam, Laura and Kara. She is also sur­vived by 11 great-grand­children, two great-great-grandchildren, sisters Lavonne (Lloyd) Larson of Remer and Marlys (Rudy) Imhoff of Little Fork and brothers Bill (Dorothy) Krick of Fairmont and Art (Lorraine) Krick of Oma­ha, Neb.. She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Clara Petersen, husband Pat Krick, son Bryan Sorensen, daughter Margo Cheney, brother Darwin Petersen and sis­ter Janice Johansen.

Donna will be sadly missed by her family and friends, but left us all with deeply cherished memo­ries. May her beautiful soul rest in all the peace she so greatly deserves.

Donna Krick

June 21, 2012

Donna Krick of Lake Benton passed away Mon­day, June 18 in Boca Raton,Fla.

Funeral services in Lake Benton are pending at this time with the Tyler Area Funeral Home. Online con­dolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralser­vice.com.

Stephens Funeral Ser­vice – Tyler Area Funeral Home is assisting the fam­ily with arrangements.

Robert (Bob) Lavoie

June 8, 2012

Memorial services for Robert Lavoie, age 79 of Russell, were at 3 p.m. Fri­day, June 1 at Grace First Parish in Russell. Visita­tion was one hour prior to the service. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery, Bala­ton.

He died Monday, May 28 at Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton.

Arrangements were pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel inTyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com

Robert (Bob) Lavoie was born May 12, 1933 to Van and Lucille (LaVallie) Lavoie on their farm near Russell. Bob is lovingly remembered by his wife Aino of Edgerton; his four children: sons Jesse (and Espe) of Iona, Michael (and Jean) of Brier, Wash. and Bartley (and Waty) of Los Angeles, Calif., and daughter Leisha Lavoie of Slayton; step-children Rita (and Bob) Nesteby of Phoenix, Ariz., Lilah (and Marv) Meier of Pipestone and Peggy (and Billy) Pomranke of Mankato; six grandchildren, seven step-granchildren, five great-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren; brothers Charles (and Maxine) of Marshall, Ron­nie (and Mary) of Tracy and David of Russell, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Den­nis Wietzema

June 1, 2012

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Den­nis Wietzema, age 60 of Tyler, was Friday, May 25 at 1 p.m. at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. Visitation was Thursday, May 24 from 4–7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler and con­tinued one hour prior at the church. Interment was at St. Dionysius Catholic Cemetery in Tyler. He died at his home on Tuesday, May 22 inTyler. Arrange­ments were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel inTyler. On-line registry and condolences may be found at www.hartquistfuneral.com.

Dennis LeRoy Wietzema was born July 30, 1951 to Sievert and Alida (Hasse­broek) Wietzema in Shel­don, Iowa. Dennis died at his home on Tuesday, May 22 at the age of 60 years, nine months and 22 days.

Dennis is lovingly re­membered by his wife Delores; children: Jason (and Heather) Montonye and their son Tyler of Her­man, Brenda (and Rob­ert) Baune of Fridley, Lisa Birchfield of Charlotte, N.C., Roxane (and Greg) Da­vis of Elk River and Darien (and Lynn) Mickelson of Jonesborough, Ark.; many grandchildren; brothers Fred (Judy) Wietzema, Harold (Alice) Witezema, Robert (Sandy) Wietzema, Daryl Wietzema, Ronald (Midge) Wietzema and Sievert (Lucy) Wietzema; sisters Lillian (Robert) Jespesen, Linda (Daniel) Joaquin, Janet (Orville) Nelson and Anna (Jim) Lampert. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David and Ricky.

Margaret Wooge

June 1, 2012

Funeral services for Margaret Wooge, age 81 ofTyler, are Wednesday, May 30, 2 p.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Visitation was Tuesday, May 29 from 5-7:30 p.m. with prayer service at 7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel inTyler. Burial will be in Danebod Lutheran Cemetery.

She died Saturday, May 26 at Tyler Healthcare Center inTyler.

Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel inTyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com

Margaret Jean Wooge was born Aug. 27, 1930 to Helmuth and Gertrude (Schmidt) Dahmer in Springfield. On March 28, 1954 Margaret married Loyd Wooge. On Saturday, May 26 Margaret died at Tyler Healthcare Center.

Margaret is lovingly re­membered by her son Mi­chael Wooge and his wife Kay of Florence; grand­sons Derek (and Jessica) Wooge and their daughter Madalyn of Florence and Christopher Wooge of Rus­sell, and her brother John Dahmer. She was preceded in death by her husband Loyd and her parents.

Dennis Wietzema

May 25, 2012

Dennis Wietzema, age 61 of Tyler, died Tuesday, May 22 at his home in Ty­ler.

Arrangements are pend­ing with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. On-line registry and complete ser­vice details will be at www.hartquistfuneral.com.