Carol Ann Fleming

September 13, 2013

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June 23, 1937 – July 15, 2013

Carol Fleming was honored with a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Desert Catholic Church in Apple Valley, followed by a reception at the parish hall and a graveside service for the family.
Carol was born in Tyler to William and Helen Truckenmiller, who preceded her in death as well as a sister, Gloria Haiwick. She graduated from high school in Lake Benton and attended college at South Dakota State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics in 1959. She taught home economics and spent many years teaching preschool children in both Yorba Linda and Thousand Oaks, Calif. Her compassion, kindness and dedication touched the lives of many young children. She loved to cook for her family and visit with friends.
After moving to Apple Valley in 1996, she spent over 15 years volunteering at St. Mary’s Medical Center visiting patients, assisting at fundraisers and helping the Foundation. She truly made the world a better place.
She is survived by Neil, her loving husband of 54 years; a brother, James; her three children, Mike Fleming, Steve Fleming and Tricia Harper, along with eight grandchildren.
Cancer took her body but her spirit is with us forever.

Timothy Petersen

September 13, 2013

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Nov. 22, 1959 – Aug. 30, 2013

Timothy Petersen, age 53, of Lake Benton passed away on Friday, Aug. 30 at his home.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks with Rev. Dr. David Christenson officiating. Visitation was 12-2 p.m. Thursday at the church prior to the service.
Burial will be at the Hendricks City Cemetery at a later date.
Birk Funeral Home of Hendricks was entrusted with the arrangements.
Timothy Joshua Petersen was born on Nov. 22, 1959 in Hendricks to parents Herman and Mavis (Arndt) Petersen. He was baptized in December 1959 and later confirmed in the Calvary Lutheran Church in Hendricks. Tim was raised on the family farm south of Lake Shoakatan and he graduated from Hendricks High School in 1978.
Tim enjoyed farming and taking pride in his cattle herd. He also enjoyed gardening, raising flowers and collecting 1/64 scale toys. He enjoyed boating and spending time with family and friends, especially with kids.
Grateful for having shared Tim’s life are his parents Herman and Mavis Petersen of Hendricks; his siblings Julie (Andy) Dalle of Sioux Center, Iowa, Mark (Lynn) Petersen of Carpinteria, Calif., Jeff (Jenny) Petersen of Newnan, Ga.; Tim’s special friend Terese Gregg of Marshall and one sister-in-law, Jean Petersen of Sioux Falls, S.D.; his nieces and nephews, Tracey (Jameson) Stoneall, Lisa (Kyle) Raph and Travis (Mandy) Petersen, Matt (Julie) Dalle, Chris (Ondrea) Dalle and Derek Dalle, Ali Petersen and Bryant Petersen, Laney Petersen and Dylan Petersen; aunts and uncles Delores Browne, Lyle (Jo) Arndt and Joyce Arndt; a special cousin, John Browne, and numerous other cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by both maternal and paternal grandparents; aunts and uncles and one brother, Trey Petersen.
Blessed be his memory.

Steven Sand

September 13, 2013

April 21, 1946 – Sept. 4, 2013

Memorial service for Steven Sand, 67, of Russell was Monday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace First Parish in Russell. Memorial visitation was Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler.
He died unexpectedly on Sept. 4 at his home in Russell.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send online condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Steven Keith Sand was born April 21, 1946 in Tyler to Norman and Dorothy (Zvorak) Sand.
Steve will be lovingly remembered by his brother Leon Sand and his wife Linda of Russell and his sister Jill Jaspersen and her husband Terry of Tyler; nieces Lisa (Nathan) Towne and Katy (Shawn) Vos of Tyler; nephews Luke Sand, Lenny (Heather) Sand and Barry Jaspersen, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Dorothy Sand and a sister, Janet Lowe.

Keith Clipper

September 5, 2013

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June 30, 1929 – Aug. 26, 2013

Funeral services for Keith Clipper, 84, of Verdi, were Saturday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Lake Benton. Visitation was Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the church. Private burial in Memorial Hill Cemetery took place prior to the Saturday service.
He died Monday, Aug. 26 as the result of an accident.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft–Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Gordon Keith Clipper was born June 30, 1929 to Gordon John and Vera Pearl (VanDusen) Clipper on the farm in Drammen Township near Lake Benton. He attended country school at District 68 through the eighth grade. When he was 14 he helped farmers haul manure for one dollar per day. When he got his chauffeur’s license at age 16 he began his trucking career in Chicago working for his uncle Lyle Clipper. He returned to Lake Benton and farmed with his best friend Nels Jorgensen. On June 13, 1944 Keith trusted Christ as his Savior. He married his first wife Dorothy Darlene Rogers at First Baptist Church in Lake Benton in 1948. Their union was blessed with two children, Marcia and Jeff. The couple farmed south of Lake Benton and he worked for Williams Trucking. Dorothy died in 1976. Keith worked hauling fuel with Star Oil, had Clipper’s Store and Café in Verdi, was a Northrup King seed corn dealer and operated Clipper Septic. Keith married Marlys (Beskow) Brands on Dec. 26, 1993 at First Baptist Church. The couple made their home in Verdi and he continued to operate Clipper’s Septic and Liquid Manure Hauling. As the result of an accident in Verdi, Keith died on Monday, Aug. 26 at the age of 84.
Keith was a member of First Baptist Church in Lake Benton where he served as a deacon, usher and greeter and provided special music. He served on the Verdi Water Board. He enjoyed work, travel, buffets and building remarkable trucks, and especially time spent with family and friends.
Keith is lovingly remembered by his wife Marlys of Verdi; his son Jeff Clipper of Verdi; eight grandchildren—Kimberly (Tim) Henderson, Kristie (Shawn) Applegate, Kelley (Jeremy) Bjornstad, Becky (Chad) Newell, Cullen (Stephanie) Clipper, Shannon (Diane) Clipper, Amanda (John) Lillis and Brittany Clipper; 16 great-grandchildren— Ashley,Alex and Austin Henderson, Parker, Presley and Payton Applegate, Judson, Kayte Madison and Jackson Bjornstad, Terrence Clipper, Alexus Brown, Caylee, Isaac and Ariel Clipper, and Justice and John Jr. Lillis; three stepchildren—Jolene (Randy) Garner, Kevin (Monica) Brands and Rebecca (Mark) Benson; 10 step-grandchildren—Kristen and Jared Roberts, Ashley Renne, Bryce Westlake, John and Kaia Brands and Sam, Nathan, Thomas and Emily Benson; three step-great-grandchildren—Hailey, Alexander and Bentleigh; sisters Norma (Bill) Rogers of Sebring, Fla. and Gloria (Bob) Even of Elkton, S.D.; brother Vann (Leanne) Clipper of Hugo, and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy, his daughter Marcia, stepdaughter Debra Schmahl, granddaughter Natasha Clipper, his parents and a sister, Marian Pricer.

Timothy Petersen

September 5, 2013

Timothy Petersen, age 53, of Lake Benton passed away on Friday, Aug. 30 at his home.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks with Rev. Dr. David Christenson officiating. Visitation is from 12-2 p.m. on Thursday at the church prior to the service.
Burial will be at the Hendricks City Cemetery at a later date.
Birk Funeral Home of Hendricks is entrusted with the arrangements.

Tamera Knutson

September 5, 2013

AUGUSTA, GA.— Tamera Wilkes Knutson, age 53 of Augusta, Ga., passed away Thursday, July 18. A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 23 at the Poteet Funeral Home in Augusta.
She is survived by her husband Brian Knutson of Augusta, Ga.; sisters Anne and Shane and brothers Joe, Larry and Tyron, all of North Carolina; several nieces and nephews and her loving companion dog, Louie.
She was preceded in death by her parents Woodrow and Julia Wilkes.
Condolences may be sent to Brian Knutson at 2302 Basswood Dr., Augusta, GA, 30906.

Keith Clipper

August 29, 2013

Keith Clipper, age 84 of Verdi, died Monday, Aug. 26 as the result of an accident.
Arrangements are pending at the time of this publication with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft–Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. On-line details, condolences and registry may be found at www.hartquist funeral .com.
Full notice to follow in next week’s edition of the newspaper.

Irma Vander Sluis

August 29, 2013

April 9, 1932 – Aug. 21, 2013

Funeral services for Irma Vander Sluis, 81, of Tyler were Saturday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Holland. Visitation was Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler, and continued one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was in the Holland Cemetery. She died Wednesday, Aug. 21 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send online condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com
Irma Lavonne (Evink) Vander Sluis was born to Ben and Gertrude (Versteeg) Evink on April 9, 1932 in Worthington. On Oct. 17, 1950 she was united in marriage to Berton (Bud) Vander Sluis at the Holland Presbyterian Church.
Irma is survived by her sons Gary (Shelley) Vander Sluis of Springfield, Mo., David Vander Sluis of Brookings, S.D., Bradley (Mary Beth) Vander Sluis of South Haven and Rolland (Katherine) Vander Sluis of Santa Rosa, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bud and her sister Darleen Einck.

Duane Schlapkohl

August 22, 2013

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Feb. 1, 1951 – Aug. 15, 2013

Funeral services for Duane Schlapkohl, age 62, of Tyler were Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Burial was in St. John’s Immanuel Cemetery, rural Verdi.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com
Duane Earl Schlapkohl was born in Pipestone on Feb. 1, 1951 to Vernon and Eunice (Brockberg) Schlapkohl of Trosky. He was baptized on March 14, 1951 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Trosky. His sponsors were Ivan Brockberg and Vida Mae (Brockberg) Johnson. The family moved to a farmsite south of Lake Benton on Highway 75, where Duane spent the first nine years of his life. He was admitted to the Faribault State Hospital on June 1, 1960 until December 1968, when he was transferred to the St. Peter Minnesota Valley Social Adaptation Center. On March 31, 1967 Duane was transferred to the Willmar Regional Treatment Center and on Dec. 27, 1978 he became a resident of REM in Tyler. He attended the Hope DAC in Ruthton until 1991 when it closed and he transferred to Hope DAC in Tyler. On Thursday, Aug. 15 Duane passed away due to complications from pneumonia at Tyler Healthcare Center at the age of 62.
Duane enjoyed many activities including going out for ice cream, car rides, watching the Minnesota Vikings and looking through JCPenney catalogs. He also enjoyed watching western movies, “I Love Lucy” and “Lassie.”
Duane is lovingly remembered by his siblings, Delbert Schlapkohl of Crookston, Darwin (Diane) Schlapkohl of Canby, Carolyn (Robert) Willert of Brookings, S.D., Daryl (Caryl) Schlapkohl of Lake Benton and Daniel Schlapkohl of Bozeman, Mont.; his nieces and nephews, Brian Schlapkohl of Hendrum, Jason (Serena) Schlapkohl of Canby, Dawn (Jeremy) Paulsrud of Hillsboro, Jennifer (Aaron) Husby of Marshall, Travis (Tiffany) Willert of Sioux Falls, S.D., Andrea (Eric) Becker of Shakopee, Michael (Shannon) Schlapkohl of Sioux Falls, S.D., Elsie Ann Schlapkohl of Pipestone and Jonathan Schlapkohl of Lake Benton; and by many friends and “family” that he has had through the years at both REM Tyler and Hope DAC. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and stepmother.
Blessed be his memory.

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.