Jeanette Williams

August 22, 2013

Aug. 31, 1921 – Aug. 17, 2013

Funeral services for Jeanette Williams, age 91, of Marshall and formerly of Russell will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace First Parish in Russell. Visitation was Tuesday with family present from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the church. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Russell City Cemetery.
She died Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com
Jeanette Evelyn Williams was born Aug. 31, 1921 in Russell to Joseph and Carrie Augusta (Nelson) Peterson. On Jan. 11, 1939 Jeanette married Alfred Williams in Brookings, S.D.
Jeanette is survived by her children Marian (Wayne) Livingston of Russell, Marlo (Cece) Williams of Russell, Arden (Aloa) Williams of Russell, Richard (Melanie) Williams of Russell, Karen (Darrel) Johnson of Balaton, Michael (Arlene) Williams of Russell and Steven (Elise) Williams of Russell; 22 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Loyal Peterson of Mesa, Ariz., and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred, grandsons Mark and Chad, her parents, six brothers and one sister.
Blessed be her memory.

Kathrine Jorgensen

August 22, 2013

March 16, 1926 – Aug. 4, 2013

Kathrine Rix (Utoft) Jorgensen of Redmond, Wash. died Aug. 4 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Wash. She was 87 years old.
Burial will be Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. in Tyler. Friends and family are invited to view the online guestbook at harquistfuneral.com
She was born to Andy and Anna Utoft in Des Moines, Iowa and grew up in Tyler. In 1950 she married Erling Jorgensen.
Kathrine is survived by her daughters Susan (Ed) Bukovinsky and Margaret Knight and her son Mark Jorgensen, all of the Seattle, Wash. area; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her sisters Phyllis Johansen of Tyler and Joan Gilmore of Bloomington, and brother Charles Utoft of Victoria. She was preceded in death by her parents Andy and Anna Utoft of Tyler, her husband Erling S. Jorgensen and her sister Helen Skov of Marshalltown, Iowa.
Remembrances can be made at Evergreen Hospice, 12822 124th Lane NE, Kirkland, WA 98034 or Michigan State University Libraries’ Endowment Fund.

Madalyn Huska

August 8, 2013

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Dec. 30, 1926 – Aug. 3, 2013

Funeral services for Madalyn Huska, age 86, of Lake Benton were Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Visitation was Monday, 4-7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church and continued one hour prior to the funeral. Interment was in Memorial Hill Cemetery in Lake Benton.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. On-line registry and condolences may be found at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Madalyn Arlene Huska was born to Alfred Frank and Katherina Ida Sophie (Shriver) Cyriacks on Dec. 30, 1926 on a farm in Lake Benton Township of Lincoln County. She was raised on the farm south of Lake Benton where she attended country school in District 10 then Lake Benton High School. After her graduation, she enrolled in the teacher training program in Ivanhoe. Upon completion of her education, she taught school in District 10 of Lincoln County. On June 15, 1947 she was united in marriage to Weldon Huska at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Following their marriage, they lived on the farm in Drammen Township. Madalyn spent the next years raising their five children and helping on the farm. When they retired from farming in 1991, they moved into Lake Benton. Weldon died on July 25. Madalyn died peacefully at home nine days later, Aug. 3, with her family at her side at the age of 86.
Madalyn was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton where she was baptized on April 3, 1927 and confirmed on June 21, 1942. She served the Sunday School as a teacher and Sunday School organist, was a long-time member of the Dorcas Society and the church choir. She was also a member of the Lake Benton Senior Citizens and the Drammen Busy Bees and she served on the Board of Directors for the Lake Benton Opera House. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and card playing. Some of her favorite times were spent traveling with her husband.
She is lovingly remembered by her four children, James (Phyllis) of Lake Mills, Wisc., Dale (Marcia) of Yuma, Ariz., Dean (Gayle) of Woodbury and Colette (George) Fish of Fosston; daughter-in-law Barbara (Rev. Ronald Raddatz) of Shawano, Wisc.; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Dr. Marvin (Stella) Cyriacks (Stella) of Annandale; sisters Evelyn Trautman, Bernice Trautman and Marie (Robert) Bushman, all of Lake Benton, and Lorraine (Leo) Brandt of Tyler; sisters-in-law Shirley Cyriacks of Adel, Iowa and Wanda (Bill) Mildice of Logandale, Nev. She was preceded in death by her husband Weldon, her son Rev. Craig Huska, who died in 1979, her parents Alfred and Katherina Cyriacks, brother Walter Cyriacks, sister Doreen Kinner and an infant brother.

Richard Fehl

August 8, 2013

Jan. 11, 1954 – Aug. 4, 2013

Private family services will be held for Richard Fehl, age 59, of Brookings, S.D. Burial will be in St. Genevieve Catholic Cemetery in Lake Benton.
Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton is providing the arrangements. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Richard Mark Fehl was born on Jan. 11, 1954 in Tyler to Morris and Irene (Wichern) Fehl. He was baptized at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lake Benton. Richard (Rick) attended Lake Benton Public School and graduated in 1972. While in high school, he enjoyed and took pride in his outstanding achievements on the wrestling squad. From 1972-1978 he worked for the Appleton Silo Co. and the Harvestor Silo Co. of Marshall as well as the Hansen Silo Co. of Luverne. He then attended college at the University of Wisconsin, graduating with a degree in finance. Richard returned to Minnesota and farmed with his father. He resided at 614 7th Ave. S. in Brookings, S.D. After months of illness, Richard entered The Neighborhoods at Brookview, where he lost his battle to cancer and died with family at his side on Sunday, Aug. 4 at the age of 59.
As an avid reader, he was well-read in matters of economics and finance. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a big fan and a faithful follower of the Minnesota Vikings. There was also a special place in his heart for the family dog Otto.
Richard is lovingly remembered by his parents Morris and Irene Fehl of Elkton, S.D.; six brothers—Steven (Billie) Fehl of Oviedo, Fla., Gary (Becky) Fehl of Greendale, Wisc., Randy (Lori) Fehl of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tom (Robin) Fehl of Omaha, Neb., Jerry Fehl of Omaha, Neb. and Jeffrey Fehl of Lake Benton; three sisters—Sherry Fehl of Lake Benton, Teresa (Bill) Bunkers of Lake Benton and Jeanette (Jayson) Kirmeier of Chanhassen, and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents George and Ida Fehl and John and Edna Wichern, a nephew Derek and a great-nephew William.

Kenneth Hall

August 8, 2013

Feb. 21, 1950 – Aug. 2, 2013

Funeral services for Kenneth Hall, age 63, of Tyler will be Friday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler.Visitation is 12-2 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in St. Dionysius Catholic Cemetery in Tyler.
He died Friday, Aug. 2, at his home in Tyler. Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. On-line condolences may be given at www.hartquistfuneral.com
Kenneth Clarence Hall was born Feb. 21, 1950 to Clarence and Leona (Zgoda) Hall in Marshall. He was united in marriage to Karen Grenz on June 27, 1970. Kenneth died unexpectedly at his home in Tyler on Friday, Aug. 2 at the age of 63.
Kenneth is lovingly remembered by his four children, Shannon (Brian) Lawrence of North Mankato, Eric (Heather) Hall of Estelline, S.D., Paula Hall of St. Louis, Mo., and Scot (Kelly) Hall of Portland, Ore.; five grandchildren; sisters Cheryl Hall of St. Louis Park and Nancy Hall of Marshall; brother Tom (JoAnn) Hall of Tyler, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Elsie Hagberg

August 8, 2013

Aug. 15, 1916 – Aug. 1, 2013

Funeral services for Elsie Hagberg, age 96, of Tyler were Monday, Aug. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Visitation was Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Chapel in Tyler and continued Monday one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was in Memory Gardens at Slayton.
She died Thursday, Aug. 1 at her home in Tyler.
Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler provided the arrangements. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Elsie Hagberg was born Aug. 15, 1916 to John and Elizabeth (Smook) Lingbeck on their farm near Adrian. On May 1, 1935 Elsie married Raymond Hagberg at the Methodist Church in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Elsie is survived by her children, Marlene Wajer of Slayton, Virgil (Carrie) Hagberg of Brookings, S.D., Duane (Marilyn) Hagberg of Sioux Falls, S.D., Judy (Gary) Herron of Lakeville and Linda Ribordy of Meredith, Mexico; son-in-law Milt Voss of Ruthton; 23 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 14 great great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, daughter Connie, son-in-law Johnny Wajer and 14 brothers and sisters.

Weldon Huska

August 1, 2013

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Dec. 20, 1924 – July 25, 2013

Funeral service for Weldon Huska, age 88, of Lake Benton was Monday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. On-line registry and condolences may be found at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Weldon Wilfred Huska was born to Ferdinand Wilfred and Phillis Hird (McKinney) Huska on Dec. 20, 1924 in Brookings, S.D. He was raised on the farmstead near Aurora in Brookings County, S.D. where he attended elementary school and later attended high school in Sioux Falls. In 1942 Weldon’s family moved to a farm in Drammen Township of Lincoln County. Upon completion of his education, he helped his father on the farm. On June 15, 1947 he was united in marriage to Madalyn Cyriacks at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Following their marriage they lived and farmed in Drammen Township. In 1970 Weldon began working as a federal crop insurance adjuster in addition to his farming. When he retired from farming in 1991, he and Madalyn moved into Lake Benton. He continued as a crop adjuster until 1995. Weldon resided the past two months at the Neighborhoods at Brookview in Brookings, S.D., where he died Thursday, July 25 at the age of 88.
Weldon was baptized and confirmed on April 4, 1947 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. He served the congregation through his roles as both secretary and elder throughout his years there and was a member of the Men’s Club. He also served on the Lake Benton School Board. Besides his enjoyment for farming, he also liked to travel, including winter trips to Arizona, playing cards, playing softball and his family.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 66 years, Madalyn Huska of Lake Benton; four children—James (Phyllis) Huska of Lake Mills, Wisc., Dale (Marcia) Huska of Yuma, Ariz., Dean (Gayle) Huska of Woodbury and Colette (George) Fish of Fosston; his daughter-in-law Barbara (Rev. Ronald) Raddatz of Shawano, Wisc.; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Wanda (Bill) Mildice of Logandale, Nev., as well as many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his son Rev. Craig Huska, who died in 1979, and his parents.

Eloise Iler

July 25, 2013

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March 26, 1918 – July 19, 2013

Funeral service for Eloise Iler, age 95, of Pipestone was Tuesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Verdi United Methodist Church in Verdi. Visitation was Monday from 5–8 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Pipestone and continued one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment was at New Woodlawn Cemetery in Pipestone. Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel. Online registry and condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com
Eloise Caroline Iler was born to Edelbert “Bert” and Annie (Melander) McCurdy on March 26, 1918 on Eagle Grove Farm in Spruce Valley Township, Marshall County, near Middle River where she was raised and attended school. In 1930 she moved with her family to the Melander Farm in Altona Township, north of Pipestone. After her graduation from Pipestone High School in 1935, she worked as a hired girl for various families in the area. On Sept. 7, 1938 she was united in marriage to Ronald Iler at her parents’ home. Following their marriage, they lived on the Iler Farm in Altona Township. In 1970 she began working as a cook in the Verdi School, where she worked for 15 years. Ronald preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2002.
Eloise left the farm in December 2005 and lived in Mankato for a short time with her daughter. In July 2006 she moved into Falls Landing in Pipestone. In April 2007 she moved into the Valley Manor in Lake Benton and was cared for by her daughter while she was there. On July 18, 2011 Eloise entered the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone, where she lived until her death. Eloise died Friday, July 19 at Pipestone County Medical Center at the age of 95 years.
Eloise was a member of the Verdi Methodist Church in Verdi, where she taught Sunday school, was a member of the church and community choir and was the organist since 1972. She started playing the organ when she was 13 years old. She was a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church for many years. She and Ronald sang at many funerals and church services. She was the president of the Altona Ladies’ Aid for 10 years and very active in the WSCS of the Verdi Church. She was a member of the Altona Extension, the Birthday Club and 4-H, where she was a junior 4H leader. She enjoyed music and gardening.
She is lovingly remembered by her three sons, Howard Wayne and his wife Darlene Iler of Verdi, Ronald Eugene “Gene” Iler of Sioux City, Iowa and Douglas Keith Iler of Marshall; two daughters, Audrey Beth Iler of Mankato and Vivian Gail Iler of Minnetonka; two granddaughters, Nickole Meierotto and great-grandson Christian of Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. and Sandi Morales of Lewisville, Texas; one sister, Beverly and her husband Arlie Johnson of Minneapolis; one sister-in-law, Elaine McCurdy of Pipestone, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald, her son Richard Iler, her parents, her nephew Harold Dee, two sisters, Bertha Stueven and Alvina Granberg, and one brother, Philip McCurdy.

Anna Mae Kruse

July 11, 2013

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March 31, 1923 – July 1, 2013

Anna Mae Kruse, age 90 of Marshall, formerly of Verdi, passed away Monday, July 1 at Avera Hospital in Marshall. Memorial services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 6 at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Tyler Area Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Memorials are preferred to Services for the Blind. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tyler Area Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Anna Mae (Troubaugh) Kruse was born in Ottumwa, Iowa on March 31, 1923 to Neal and Frances (Suechting) Troubaugh.Her father died in January 1927. Her mother held a variety of jobs to support Anna Mae and her younger sister Miriam. Ann was baptized and later confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church and was an active member of Luther League for several years, serving as district president. After graduating from Ottumwa High School in 1941, Anna Mae had her eye on being a teacher. Six weeks at Cedar Falls Teacher College supplemented her teacher’s training in high school. Working at an egg processing plant and John Deere provided summer income to her country school earnings (beginning in 1941) until going to Boyden, Iowa in 1944 to teach at St. John’s Lutheran School.
In 1946 Ann taught one school year at a Lutheran school in Inglewood, Calif.Returning to Boyden, she married Rudolph Kruse on June 20, 1947. Ann taught country school off and on until the family moved to the Verdi area in December 1957. While employed by Verdi Public Schools, she taught Spring Primary, Headstart and worked as a playground aide and teachers’ aide, leading to her retirement in 1988.During those years she was also a partner on the farm, helping with chores, milking cows, fieldwork and tending her perennial flowerbeds.
In November 2009 Ann moved to Hill Street Place in Marshall after recovering from a broken hip. She enjoyed the companionship of the residents and developed many friendships. She always raved about the good food and won many games of Bingo. While at Hill Street, Ann indulged in her passion for reading. Aided by an electronic magnifier, she was grateful for the many books delivered by friends and the Marshall-Lyon County Library. In addition to historical fiction and novels, Ann read her Bible every day.
She passed to her heavenly home on July 1. Her Christian faith was unwavering and she exemplified the Fruits of the Spirit. She is survived by her sons Allen (Linda), Paul and Neil (friend Jeanine); daughter Susan Honken (Ronald) and granddaughters Amanda Sisco-Kruse, Kristina and Emily Honken. She was preceded in death by her husband Rudy in 2008, her parents and sister Miriam.

John Enke

June 27, 2013

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Nov. 4, 1986 – June 18, 2013

A Mass of Christian burial was held for John Enke on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Platte, S.D. with Father Jesudas Thaliyan as celebrant. A rosary service was held Friday evening at the church. Internment was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Gregory, S.D. with Father Godfrey Muwanga, officiant.
John David Enke was born in Canton, S.D. on Nov. 4, 1986 to David and Darla (Hermsen) Enke. Shortly after John was born, the family moved to Union County State Park near Beresford, S.D. where John started school. In 1996 the family moved to Snake Creek Recreation Area near Platte, S.D. where John graduated from high school in 2005.
As a boy, John loved many things. He would use his imagination and play with his Legos for hours. He would race his sister from the bus after school to see who would play Nintendo first, with Mario Bros. being one of his early favorites. He was also a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, collecting a vast assortment of action characters, books and movies. John enjoyed fishing and swimming with his cousins and grandfather at Swan Lake. He continued this passion at Snake Creek. In high school, John excelled in academics, sports and music. He participated in baseball, basketball, football and track. He was co-captain of the football team his senior year. John also loved music and was a member of the high school choir. After graduation from Platte High School in 2005, John attended SDSU and earned a biology degree in 2009, graduating Summa Cum Laude. John was then accepted into the Sanford School of Medicine at USD, earning his Doctorate of Medicine in May 2013. This was a proud time for Darla and Dave, as he did part of his interning at Avera Gregory Hospital.
John was a sensitive, caring young man who kept his emotions to himself. He would do anything he could for those he cared about. John was a frugal man when it came to his own needs but generous to a fault when it came to others. He had a special place in his heart for his sister and his nieces.
John died on June 18 and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
John is survived by his parents David Enke of Platte and Darla (Jeff) Thomas of Gregory; his sister Lyndsi Hermsen of Carroll, Iowa; his three nieces, Rhianna Thomas, Madison Hermsen Moulton and Haley Thomas; grandmothers Naomi Enke of Lake Benton and Marcella Hermsen of Canton, S.D., along with numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and special friend Paige.
John was preceded in death by his grandfathers Vernon Enke of Lake Benton and Wayne Hermsen of Canton, S.D., along with cousins Melissa Enke of Appleton and Eric Redlinger of Lake Benton.