Lyle Rasmussen

February 9, 2011

Funeral services for Lyle Rasmussen, 54, of Tyler were Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Burial is in Danebod Cemetery
in Tyler.
Lyle died Friday, Feb. 4 at Tyler Healthcare Center.
Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler provided the arrangements.
Leave on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Lyle Robert Rasmussen was born Oct. 17, 1956 to Robert and Agneta (Nielsen) Rasmussen in Tyler. He was baptized and confirmed at Danebod Lutheran
Church in Tyler. He graduated from Tyler High School in 1975. Following his education he worked 32 years for the Lincoln County Highway Department
in road maintenance, grading, drafting and snow plowing. Lyle had a heart attack while working on Friday, Feb. 4 and died at Tyler Healthcare Center at the age of 54 years, three months and 18 days.
In his earlier years Lyle played a lot of softball and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing pool. He will be missed by the Saturday card players. In his later years he became an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He went to the Sturgis Motorcycle
Rally and enjoyed the poker runs. He will be dearly missed and remembered
as a devoted son, father, brother and friend.
Lyle is lovingly remembered by his son Joshua Rasmussen and fiancée Brittany of Brookings, S.D., his mother Agneta Rasmussen of Lake Benton, his sister Jane (and Jim) Palmer of Winona, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Robert and brother John.

Andrew Olsen

February 9, 2011

Funeral services for Andrew Olsen, 93, of Tyler were Thursday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. at the Alliance Church in Tyler. Visitation was Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Interment was in the Ruthton City Cemetery.
Andrew died Sunday, Jan. 30 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel of Tyler provided the arrangements.
Leave on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com
Andrew Hans Olsen was born April 4, 1917 to Chris A. and Christine (Drake) Olsen on the family’s farm in Shelburne Township near Florence. On July 18, 1946 Andrew married Vivian Fuhrmann in Balaton.
Andrew is lovingly remembered by his wife Vivian; his five children: Dorothy (Dan) Petersen of Owatonna; Roger (Pam) Olsen of Shoreview; LeRoy (Beth) Olsen of Tyler; Dale (Chris) Olsen of Las Vegas, Nev., and Doris (Jes) Olsen of Henderson, Nev.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a brother, James Olsen of Gresham, Ore., and many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers John, Harold, Lawrence, Max, Daniel and Nathan Olsen, and sisters Mollie Peterson and Grace Fitzpatrick.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Ridgeview Hospice in Tyler or the donor’s choice.

Dorothy Mettler

February 9, 2011

Funeral services for Dorothy Mettler, 90, of Lake Benton, are Friday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton.
Visitation is Thursday from 4-7 p.m. with prayer service at 6:30, all at the church. Burial will be in St. John’s Immanuel Cemetery, rural Verdi.
She died Monday, Feb. 7 at the Hendricks Nursing Home.
Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton is providing the arrangements.
Full notice will appear next week.

Lila Lavonne Clawson

February 3, 2011

Lila Lavonne Clawson, 88, longtime Bloomington resident, died on Jan. 21 at Fairview Ridges health care facility in Burnsville.
Lila was born to L. Peter and Louise F. Christensen in Hope Township, Lincoln County, on Nov. 25, 1922.
She is survived by her sons, John (Annette Roth) of Minneapolis, Phillip (Barbara) of Hastings, Richard (Kathy) of Texas, David (Mary) of Savage, and Steven (Tammi) of Colorado; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren,
several nieces and nephews and a whole host of friends and family, living and dead, among them her parents, sister and both brothers.
A funeral liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at noon at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington, with burial to follow in the Bloomington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family invites memorials in Lila’s name to St. Luke’s social ministry program, VEAP 9728 Irving Ave. S., Bloomington MN 55431; or to Ebenezer Ridges resident social activity fund, 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville MN 55337.

Louise Johnson

January 28, 2011

Louise Johnson, 73, of Tyler died Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Tyler Healthcare Center.
Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Jan. 22 at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. Spring interment will be in St. Dionysius Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft – Johansen Chapel in Tyler. View full obituary and leave on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Louise Marie Johnson was born May 22, 1937 to Camille and Marie (Bakker)
Polle in Tyler. In 1967 she married Gilbert Johnson in St. Paul.
Louise is lovingly remembered by her daughter Karen Johnson of Tyler; grandsons Christopher (and Victoria) Knight of Faribault and Derrick Whiting of Tyler; brother Victor Polle of Florence and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings.

Jodi Lynn Pries

January 20, 2011

Mass of Christian Burial for Jodi Pries, age 32 of Russell, was Friday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m. at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. Burial will be at a later date.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Leave on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Jodi Lynn Pries was born Sept. 29, 1978 to Charles and Rita (Thooft) Klukas in Tyler. She married Timothy Pries Sept. 29, 2001. She died Tuesday, Jan. 11 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. after a courageous battle with cancer.
Jodi is lovingly remembered by her husband, Tim of Russell; her daughters, Samantha and Makayla; her parents, Chuck and Rita Klukas of Russell; siblings, Jon Klukas and his wife Val of Russell, Jena Klukas and her good friend Cullen DeRuyter of Ruthton, and Jaci Klukas of Russell; grandmother Vicki Faragher of Marshall; grandfather Ernie Thooft of Tyler, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lloyd and Nancy Klukas, father-in-law, Wendell Pries, and mother-in-law, Marlene Ilaug. Blessed be her memory. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Michael Hook

January 14, 2011

Memorial services for Michael Hook, age 60 of Lake Benton, were 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at Hartquist Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Benton.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. Leave on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Michael James Hook was born Nov. 26, 1950 to Ralph and Katherine (Knoben) Hook in Tracy. He graduated from Tracy High School in 1969. Following his education he enlisted in the National Guard. He worked various jobs in Minnesota. He moved to Lake Benton in 2000. On Jan. 1 Michael died at his home at the age of 60 years, one month and five days.
Michael enjoyed gardening, hunting and especially fishing.
He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Troy (and Rachel) Hook of Clearwater, Kan. and Wendy (and Andy) Veatch of Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren; brothers, George (and MaryRose) Hook of Monticello, Richard (and Kinue) Hook of St. Paul, and Kevin Hook of Apple Valley; sisters, Sharon Hays of Los Angeles, Calif. and Beth White of Los Angeles, Calif.; special friend Deb Hawbecker of Lake Benton and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dennis Hook and granddaughter Chaylee Michelle Hook.

June Serie

January 14, 2011

Mass of Christian burial for June Serie, age 88 of Lake Benton, was Saturday, Jan. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lake Benton. Burial was in St. Genevieve Cemetery.
She died Jan. 4 at Tyler Healthcare Center.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. View a video tribute and leave on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
June Mary Serie was born March 18, 1922 to Elmer and Helen (Propp) Severance in Pipestone. She was baptized and confirmed in Pipestone. She grew up on the family farm north of Pipestone and graduated from Pipestone High School in 1940. She was united in marriage to Merlyn Serie on May 18, 1943 at St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone. Their union was blessed with six children and 43 years of marriage together. The couple farmed near Ward, S.D. where June cared for their family, their home and helped on the farm. They retired from farming in 1976 and moved into Lake Benton. Merlyn passed away in 1984 and June continued to live at her home. She entered Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in 2006. She died at Tyler Healthcare Center on Jan. 4 at the age of 88 years, nine months and 16 days.
In the farming years she was a member of Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church for 25 years in Elkton, S.D. After moving to Lake Benton she continued her life of faith with the fellowship of St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lake Benton. She was very active in the Catholic Church Women CCW coordinating and serving many funeral receptions. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and farm life. Faith and family were especially important to her.
June will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Gary (and Shirl) Serie of Lake Benton; Wayne (and Mary) Serie of Crystal; Steve (and Tracy) Serie of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mark (and Rita) Serie of Lake Benton, and Dale (and Carlin) Serie of Indianapolis, Ind.; daughter Becki (and Jerry) Quade of Paynesville; 22 grandchildren: Scott and Christopher (Gary Serie family); Kara, Annah and Laura (Wayne Serie family); Beau, Nolan, Alexander and Clayton (Steve Serie family); Johannah, Adam, Melody, Molly, Maria, James and Joseph (Mark Serie family); Josh, Josiah and Joseph (Dale Serie Family); McKenzie, Matthew and McKayla (Becki Quade Family); 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Klensing of Albuquerque, N.M., and many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Merlyn; granddaughter, Bridget Rose Serie; brother, Ray Severance, and sister, Bernice Smith.

Megan Stensgaard

January 14, 2011

Memorial services for Megan Stensgaard, age 22 of Florence, were Saturday, Jan. 8, 3 p.m. at the Community Center in Ruthton. Burial will be at a later date.
She died Tuesday, Jan. 4 in an auto accident in Pipestone County.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. View a video tribute and leave on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Megan Jean Stensgaard was born Dec. 3, 1988 to Randy and Sue (Vos) Stensgaard. On Tuesday, Jan. 4 she was involved in an automobile accident in which she died at the age of 22 years, one month and one day.
Megan is lovingly remembered by her parents, Randy and Sue Stensgaard of Florence; a brother, Kyle Stensgaard of Florence; her grandmother, Betty Vos of Ruthton, and many other relatives and friends.

June Serie

January 6, 2011

June Serie, age 88 of Lake Benton, died Tuesday, Jan. 4 at the Tyler Healthcare Center in Tyler.

Funeral services are pending with Hartquist Funeral Home, Lake Benton Chapel.