Waldon Otto Petersen, Sr.

August 31, 2012

Waldon Otto Petersen, Sr. died at the age of 94 years at the Baptist St. Anthony Hospice in Amarillo, Texas on Aug. 22.
Waldon was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” and siblings Marilyn Spark, Vernal Petersen and Vion Erhardt.
Left to mourn him are his children Susan E. Throckmorton of Hawley, Texas, Karen A. Larson of Conchas Dam, N.M. and Waldon Otto Petersen, Jr. of St. Paul, sister Delores Dressen of Magnolia, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Waldon and Betty were the owners of the Showboat Ballroom in Lake Benton from the 1940s to 1960. After Betty’s death Waldon lived 21 years with his daughter Karen and son-in-law Milo Larson at Conchas Dam, N.M. Waldon’s health declined and he was at the Farwell, Texas Convalesent Center

Elisabeth “Liz” Heffele

August 23, 2012

Elisabeth “Liz” Heffele, age 89 of Mountain Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Good Samaritan Village of Mountain Lake.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m.Saturday, Aug. 11 at Lakeview Gospel Church in Mountain Lake. The Reverend Merwin Dick officiated. Visitation
began one hour before the service. Interment was at Klaassen Cemetery
in Delft. Arrangements were with the Sturm Funeral Home in Mountain Lake. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at www.sturmfh.com
Elisabeth was born on April 8, 1923 in Chinook, Mont. to Peter P. and Anna (Klaassen) Rempel. She was baptized at Immanuel Mennonite Church in Delft and attended school in District #32 through the eighth grade. On April 7, 1973 Elisabeth married Fred Heffele at Immanuel Mennonite Church. He died on May 6, 1976. From 1961-1971 Liz worked at Jansen Produce. She retired from Toro in 1988 after working in the Windom plant for 16 and a half years. In her earlier years, Liz enjoyed working in her garden and flowerbeds.
She loved to bake and cook, especially to give special goodies during the holidays.
Elisabeth Heffele is survived by her stepchildren Loretta (Myron) Hanson of Hendricks, Norma (Lowell) Koenig of Stillwater, Judi Garbers of Truman, Gary (Carol) Heffele of Lake Benton and Charles “Chuck” (Mary Ann) Heffele of Butterfield; 15 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, stepdaughter Marjean Mathistad, four
sisters, seven brothers and three grandchildren.

Donald Taveirne

July 27, 2012

Mass of Christian Burial for Donald Taveirne, age 81 of Tyler, will be Thurs­day, July 26, 10:30 a.m. at St. Dionysius Catholic Church inTyler. Visitation is Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at St. Diony­sius Catholic Church. In­terment will be at St. Dio­nysius Catholic Cemetery in Tyler.

Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler is providing the arrangements. On-line registry, condolences and tribute will be available at www.hartquistfuneral.com

Donald Emil Taveirne was born April 2, 1931 to Albert and Emma (DeS­met) Taveirne in Grand­view Township in Lyon County near Ghent. On June 6, 1955 Don mar­ried Lorraine Marczak at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno. He died Sunday at Tyler Health­care Center.

Don survived by his wifeLorraine; his chil­dren, Greg (and Kathy) Taveirne of Russell, Kathy (and Doug) Schwantes of Ogilvie, Linda Jenniges of Marshall, Daniel (and Pat) Taveirne of Rus­sell and Danelle Taveirne (and Paul Bernardy) of Garvin; 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Lawrence, Louis, Edward and Edmund Tav­eirne.

Stuart J. Schardin

July 13, 2012

Graveside services for Stuart J. Schardin, age 61 of Harrison, N.J., will be at 1 p.m., Friday, July 13 at St. John and Immanuel Lu­theran Cemetery in Verdi. Lunch will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton.

Local arrangements are provided by Hartquist Fu­neral Home, Utoft-Johan­sen Chapel in Lake Ben­ton. On-line registry and condolences are at www.hartquistfuneral.com

Stuart graduated from Lake Benton High School in 1968. He graduated from IBM Technical School and went on to pursue a career in the retail man­agement field for more than 35 years. He recently retired from Century 21 Stores, Brooklyn, N.Y. He died suddenly on Sunday, June 3.

Stuart is the son of the late Elmer and Fern Schar­din of Lake Benton and is survived by his sons Josh­ua of Sanibel,Fla. and Mat­thew of Duanesberg, N.Y., and sister and brother-in-law Sheila and John So­rensen of Sun City,Ariz.

Dennis Spencer

July 13, 2012

Funeral services for Dennis Spencer, age 67 of Marshall, were at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 5 at Reh­kamp and Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visita­tion was from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Inter­ment was in Lake Benton Memorial Hill Cemetery in Lake Benton.

Dennis Lee Spencer was born in Hendricks to Clif­ford and Geraldine (Nel­son) Spencer on Nov. 14, 1944. Dennis had a big heart and was able to share his love with those around him at the HSI house. He enjoyed making crafts, woodworking and solving word search puzzle books. He spent many hours out­side fishing, horseback rid­ing and camping. No chal­lenge was ever too big for Denny. He always put oth­ers before himself, visiting one-on-one, celebrating birthdays with his brother and helping others when­ever he could. He served as historian for People First.

Dennis died on Saturday, June 30 at his residence in Marshall after a brave bat­tle with cancer.

Dennis will be greatly missed by those who cared for him; his brother Bob (Rhonda) Spencer of Lake Benton; sister Lora­lee Spencer of Marshall; nieces Lisa Spencer and Belinda Spencer; nephew Jason Heinrich and great-nephew Andrew. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements were provided by Rehkamp and Horvath Funeral Directors, Marshall, www.rehkamp-horvath.com

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.