Verona Peterson

May 17, 2018

Memorial service for Ve­rona Petersen, age 90 of Tyler, will be Monday, May 21, 11 a.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Interment will be at Dane­bod Lutheran Cemetery.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
She died peacefully on Sunday, May 13 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.

Howard Nissen

May 9, 2018

obit Howard Nissen DSC04657 (4) fixed backgroundJan. 21, 1930 – Feb. 22, 2018

Howard Bernell Nissen, age 88 of Kasson, formerly of Pipestone, passed away at the Mayo Clinic Hospi­tal-Rochester, St Mary’s Campus, on Feb. 22.
A funeral service for Howard will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12 at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Interment will be at the Danebod Lutheran Cemetery after the church service.
Howard was born to Arthur and Clara (Jensen) Nissen on Jan. 21, 1930 in Tyler. He was raised on the family farm located out­side of Tyler. He graduated from Tyler High School, and began working at the Radisson Hotel in Minne­apolis. He married Dorene L. Loeck of Marshall on Jan. 3, 1952. They made their home in Tyler, where their son Craig Howard Nissen was born.
In Tyler, Howard worked for the REA as a lineman and a crew foreman un­til 1961. At that time, he and his family moved to Pipestone, where Howard entered into a bulk oil de­livery business. In follow­ing years, he and his son Craig expanded that busi­ness to include servicing Flandreau, South Dakota and the surrounding areas. They also owned several self-service car washes and laundries, an auto re­pair and towing business, and several Food Shop convenience stores.
Howard retired in 1995. During his retirement he continued to enjoy many of his favorite hobbies, which included hunting, fishing, trap and skeet shooting, with his friends and family. He was an active member of the Masons and the El Riad Shriners for 57 years. In 2012, he and Dorene moved to Kasson so they would be closer to their family.
Howard is survived by his son Craig and daugh­ter-law Sharla of Byron; two granddaughters, Rene Millner and her husband Steve of Crosslake and Do­nell Nolting and her hus­band Erick of Alexandria; and three great-grand children, Hailey, Blake and Kaitlyn Millner. Howard is also survived by his three siblings, Arthur Lee Nis­sen and his wife Diane of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Donna Svendsen of Tyler, and Anitra Lewko of Min­neapolis.
Howard, was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Dorene Nissen, and his parents.
Remembrances are wel­come to the Shriners Hos­pital for Children, in mem­ory of Howard Nissen, 510 South Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD, 57104.

Dorothy Halsne

May 9, 2018

obit Dorothy HalsneMarch 5, 1940 – April 29, 2018

Memorial services Doro­thy Halsne, age 78 of Tyler, were Friday, May 4, 10:30 a.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Visitation was Thursday, 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Hartquist Fu­neral Home, Utoft-Johans­en Chapel in Tyler. Burial was in Hope Cemetery in Tyler.
Arrangements were with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condo­lences at www.hartquist­funeral.com.
Dorothy Ellen (Sand­berg) Halsne was born March 5, 1940 to Elmer and Gladys (Lorntzsen) Sand­berg in Granite Falls. She attended country school for eight years. After grad­uating from Granite Falls High School in 1957, she earned her teaching de­gree from Mankato State in Mankato. On Jan. 30, 1961 Dorothy married C. Wayne Halsne in Brookings, South Dakota. Their union was blessed with four children and many years of life to­gether. The couple moved to Mankato and Dorothy taught first grade in St. Peter for a couple years. In 1965 they moved to Ty­ler, and have resided there ever since. Dorothy taught Title I, kindergarten, and 24 years of first grade, retiring in 2002 after 28 years of teaching. After re­tirement, she and Wayne wintered in Gulf Shores, Alabama for 11 years. Dorothy passed away peacefully under hospice care on Sunday, April 29 at Avera Tyler Hospital at the age of 78.
Dorothy was a mem­ber of Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. She en­joyed sewing, quilting, cro­cheting, and doing crafts at home. She was also an avid Minnesota Lynx fan and would never miss a game. She was proud to be a teacher who enjoyed her profession and loved all of “her kids” through the years, always remember­ing them. She also enjoyed being a mother of her own kids and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife of 57 years.
Dorothy is lovingly re­membered by her husband Wayne of Tyler; three chil­dren—Denise (Mike) Fish­er of Bloomington, Todd (Beth) Halsne of Burke, South Dakota, and Kevin Halsne of Chanhassen; five grandchildren—Calvin (Leah) Fisher, Annema­rie Fisher, Tricia (Dan) Pusch, Jessica Halsne, and Justin Halsne; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Maddyson Pusch; two brothers, James Sandberg and Keith (Victoria) Sand­berg; five sisters, Mavis (Marvin) Mattila, Bernice (Roland) Corsten, Clara (Bob) Overby, Shirley Brown, and Joyce (Charlie) Harper; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her son Terry Halsne in 1965, her parents, her brother Alden, and a broth­er-in-law, Sonny Brown.
Blessed and eternal be her memory.

Dorothy Halsne

May 4, 2018

Memorial services Doro­thy Halsne, age 78 of Tyler, will be Friday, May 4, 10:30 a.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Visitation is Thursday, 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Tyler.
She died Sunday at Ave­ra Tyler Hospital in Tyler.
Arrangements are with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condo­lences at www.hartquist­funeral.com.
Her full obituary will be published next week.

Esther Hauswedell

April 26, 2018

obit Hauswedell Esther photoJune 27, 1913 – April 18, 2018

Funeral services for Es­ther Hauswedell, age 104 of Tyler, formerly of Arco, were Saturday, April 21, 2 p.m. at Immanuel Luther­an Church in Tyler. Visita­tion was one hour prior to the service at the church.Interment will be at a later date.
She died Wednesday, April 18 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Esther Hannah Haus­wedell was born to Rob­ert and Elsie (Meyer) Mehling on June 27, 1913 in Lyons, Nebraska. She was baptized in the Lu­theran church and at­tended country school. In 1927 her family moved to Arco, where she was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church and at­tended and graduated from Arco High School. On Oct. 14, 1933 she married Paul Hauswedell in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Their union was blessed with three children and 63 years of life together. The couple farmed in Lake Stay Town­ship near Arco. When Paul entered Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler in 1995, Esther stayed on the farm for a year before mov­ing to Morningside Apart­ments in Tyler. Following Paul’s death in 1997, she continued to live in her Ty­ler apartment until the age of 101, when she moved to Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. There, on Wednes­day, April 18, Esther died at the age of 104.
Esther was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arco until the church closed; she then joined Im­manuel Lutheran Church in Tyler. She was active in Ladies Aid and taught Sun­day School. She was a 4-H leader for ten years, was active in politics, and did volunteer work. She re­ceived an award for man­aging the Lincoln County March of Dimes Campaign, and was presented the Ru­ral Community Leadership Award by Governor Rudy Perpich and the State of Minnesota. She also orga­nized census-taking for Lincoln County. Esther’s hobbies included politics, gardening, card playing, sewing, and bowling.
Esther is lovingly remem­bered by nine grandchil­dren—Michael (Lynette) Hauswedell, Steve (Lisa) Hauswedell, John (Vicky) Hauswedell, Brooks Ben­nett (Carlene Taylor), Brad Bennett, Brett (Donita) Bennett, Jay (Jaylyn) Mill­er, Miles (Rachel) Miller, and Marty (Tara) Miller; daughter-in-law Delores Hauswedell and son-in-law Bob Miller; 17 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren and nine step-great-great-grandchildren; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul; her chil­dren Curtis Hauswedell, Melva Bennett and Connie Miller; son-in-law Rod­ney Bennett; her parents Robert and Elsie Mehling; sister Laura Halling and brother Richard Mehling.
Blessed and eternal be her memory.

Peggy Houselog

April 26, 2018

obit HOUSELOG PeggyJuly 30, 1961 – April 14, 2018

Peggy M. Houselog, age 56 of Lake Benton, former­ly of Elkton, South Dakota, passed away Saturday, April 14 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Elkton, with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Elk­ton, South Dakota. There was a 5 p.m. prayer service Wednesday, April 18, fol­lowed by visitation until 7 p.m. at Skroch Funeral Chapel, Elkton, South Da­kota. www.skrochfc.com
Peg was born July 30, 1961 in Flandreau, South Dakota, to Roger and Dar­lene (Otto) Bauer. She went to school in Elkton, South Dakota. She had sev­eral jobs she enjoyed, with her last one being at Twin City Fan in Elkton, where she enjoyed her co-work­ers and made many won­derful friendships.
She was blessed with having two children, Kim and Heath. Peg loved being around family, her grand­children, hosting family gatherings and loved her coffee go-ers. She enjoyed keeping up with her soap operas and helping other residents at the nursing home. She had a sense of humor that many people enjoyed. She left a very large impression on people in a short amount of time when being somewhere.
In 2007 she suffered a massive stroke, which left her speechless and para­lyzed. She was very much admired for her strength, patience and courage over the past 10 years. Peg was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church.
Peg is survived by her children, Kim (Mike) Bloom of Tyler and Heath (Brittany) Houselog of Lake Benton; brothers Jim (Tammie) Bauer, Tim (Toni) Bauer, and Dave (Kristina) Bauer, and sis­ter Kathy (Steve) Kopecky, all of Elkton, South Da­kota; grandchildren Jacob, Adam, Benjamin, Abigail, Merrick, Malahna and Macrae; niece and neph­ews. Peg was preceded in death by her father Roger, mother Darlene, and sister Joan.

Clifford Kittelson

April 26, 2018

obit Kittelson CliffordJan. 26, 1932 – April 12, 2018

Funeral services for Clifford Kittelson, age 86 of Tyler, will be Saturday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Ruthton. Visitation is Fri­day, April 27, 4-7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Ruthton.
He died Thursday, April 12 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Clifford Wayne Kittelson was born Jan. 26, 1932 to Tom and Esther (Johnson) Kittelson in Tyler. He was baptized in the Tyler Hos­pital, and in 1947 was con­firmed at Aetna Lutheran Church near Ruthton. He grew up on the family farm, attending country school District 103 in Ellsborough Township, and graduated from Ruthton High School in 1950. He began farming with his father, eventually taking over the farm him­self. Clifford enjoyed farm­ing, especially taking care of the sheep. He sold the livestock in 1990 and re­tired from crop farming in 1995. In November 2000 he moved to Danebod Vil­lage in Tyler, then to Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in 2010. It was there on Thursday, April 12 that Clifford died at the age of 86.
Clifford was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Ruthton, and was very active in the life of the con­gregation. He served three terms on the Church Coun­cil and was on the Ceme­tery Board for 20 years. He taught Sunday School and served as Sunday School Treasurer. He served on the Ellsborough Township Board for 16 years and was a member of the Mur­ray County Farm Bureau, serving on its board for 10 years. He enjoyed farming, computers, and visiting friends. He was known for his great sense of humor.
Clifford is loving remem­bered by his sister Lois Ed­man and her husband Mat­thew of East Grand Forks; two nieces, Susan (Brian) Larson of East Grand Forks and Patricia Edman of Minneapolis; one neph­ew, Paul (Julie) Edman of Grand Forks, North Dako­ta; great-nieces and neph­ews Ben and Sara Hulteng, Anna (Aaron) Bohl, Alex Larson, and Kate and Ry­lan Edman; and many oth­er relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Blessed be his memory.

Suzanne Johnson

April 26, 2018

May 5, 1950 – April 20, 2018

Suzanne Johnson, age 67 of Minnetonka, died Fri­day, April 20 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.
Sue was born May 5, 1950 to Louis John and Isabelle (Mouer) Olsen in Marshall.
Sue is lovingly remem­bered by her husband Bruce of Minnetonka; chil­dren, Cory Johnson of Min­netonka, Christopher (and Trina) Johnson of Tyler, and Katie Johnson of Belle Plaine; grandchildren, Noah, Julia, Ruby, Poppy, Jonas and MacKenzie; and sister, Penny (and Bob) Kuhn.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents and aunt, Helga Gormley.
Current arrangements and services are private per Suzanne’s wishes. Ar­rangements are provid­ed by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. On-line at www.hartquistfuneral.

Clifford Kittelson

April 19, 2018

Jan. 26, 1932 – April 12, 2018

Funeral services for Clifford Kittelson, age 86 of Tyler, will be Saturday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Ruthton. Visitation is Fri­day, April 27, 4-7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery.
He died Thursday, April 12 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www. hartquistfuneral.com.
A full obituary will be printed next week.

Michelle Fredricks

April 12, 2018

obit FredricksWebJune 28, 1967 – April 2, 2018

Michelle “Shell” Kay Fre­dricks, age 50 of Lake Ben­ton, passed away Monday, April 2 at Tyler Healthcare Center in Tyler. Memo­rial services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 6 at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the church and continued one hour prior to the ser­vice at church on Friday. Interment was in the Dia­mond Lake Lutheran Cem­etery. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tyler Area Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Michelle was born June 28, 1967 to Robert and Janice (Fischer) Brown on the U.S. Air Force Base near Cape Cod, Massachu­setts. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lu­theran faith. As a young child and a “military brat,” Shell and her family trav­eled to and lived various places in Europe, includ­ing Germany, France and Spain. The family later re­turned to the United States and settled in Tyler. Shell graduated from Russell-Tyler High School then studied accounting at Min­nesota West Community Technical College in Pip­estone. On Sept. 27, 1986 she married Loren Fre­dricks at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. She was currently employed at Skyview Junction in Elk­ton, South Dakota, where she made many great friends and enjoyed visit­ing with the regulars. Shell was always very involved with her kids, traveling to see them every chance she had, from family game nights to simply spending the evening watching her grandkids. She loved going to every event and activity. Shell had an immeasurable amount of love for her kids and grandkids, and truly lived for them. She had a genuine kindness about her, and had a hard time say­ing “no” (especially to the grandbabies).
Michelle is survived by her husband Loren Fre­dricks of Lake Benton; her children, Lance (Amber) Fredricks of Pipestone and Miranda (Carl) Burfeind of Kindred, North Dakota; grandchildren Hayden, Hadley and Hexton Fre­dricks and Ryker Burfeind; mother Janice Brown of Tyler; siblings Allen (Ulma) Brown of Tyler, Cindy (John) Mundy of Scranton, Kansas, Diane (David) Fiegen of Marshall and Tom “TJ” (Cheryl) Brown of Heron Lake. She was preceded in death by her father Bob.