Valerie Petersen

August 8, 2018

obit Petersen Doris photoMarch 8, 1924 – Aug. 3, 2018

Doris Valerie Petersen, age 94 of Ruthton, died Aug. 3 at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall. Funeral service will be Thursday, Aug. 9, at 1:30 p.m., with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m., at Hartquist Chapel in Tyler. Burial will follow at the Ruthton City Cemetery in Ruthton. To sign an online registry, please visit www. hartquistfuneral.com.
Doris Valerie Petersen was born March 8, 1924 in Wellington, Kansas to Pastor Eilert C. and Edna S. (Sandberg) Nielsen. She was baptized by her father in Wellington and confirmed at Augsburg Lu­theran Church in Chicago, Illinois on April 10, 1938. Valerie’s family moved of­ten in her younger years. She began school in Val­ley Falls, Kansas, then at­tended middle school at Yale School in Chicago, then Parker High School in Chicago, before graduating from Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Kansas. She furthered her education by attending Bethany Col­lege in Lindsborg, Kansas, graduating with a BA De­gree in English. Valerie worked four years at the Blue Earth Post and Farib­ault County Register as a reporter. Then she taught school in District 58 south­west of Ruthton for two years, 1948 to 1950.
On Dec. 28, 1950 Valerie was united in marriage to Norman J. Petersen at Hope Lutheran Church in Ruthton. The service was officiated by her father, Pastor Nielsen. To this union, four children were born. The couple made their home near Ruthton and Valerie raised their young family. In 1965, Val­erie received her teach­ing degree after attending Sioux Falls University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Then she taught English at Ruthton High School until 1971. She continued to serve as a substitute teacher for the district until retiring in 1982. On April 15, 1997 Norman preceded her in death. Val­erie continued to reside at her home on the farm and she spent her winters in Florida with her daughter until June 2018, when she became a resident at Heri­tage Pointe Senior Living in Marshall. On Friday, Aug. 3, while at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, Valerie went to be with the Lord at the age of 94 years, four months and 26 days.Valerie was a member of Peace Luther­an Church in Ruthton. She was active in the church, serving as librarian from 1978 until 2010, a mem­ber of the Peace Lutheran Church Women, Circle, and serving as a Sunday School teacher and Bible School teacher. She enjoyed help­ing people and the com­munity and served on the committee which put on the 4th of July Celebration in Ruthton. She also vol­unteered at Senior Dining in Ruthton. Valerie was an avid reader and frequently referenced the encyclo­pedia to her children. She also spent time knitting and playing Scrabble. She enjoyed riding on a golf cart around her daughter’s neighborhood while in Florida.
Valerie is lovingly re­membered by her four children—Evelyn Ambler of Fort Myers, Florida, Eric (Gail) Petersen of Ruthton, Arne (Rachel) Petersen of Roswell, New Mexico, and Elsa (Larry) Voltz of Bemi­dji; eight grandchildren— Jennifer (Adam) Ambler, Christopher (Tennille) Madden Petersen, Heidi (Matthew) Schaefer, Cor­win (Jan) Petersen, Alison Petersen, Clinton Petersen, Lars (Joyce) Voltz and Leif Voltz; seven great-grand­children—Joshua, Alize, Trinity, Truman, Rose, Jameson and Vivian; and a sister, Beverly Nielsen of Hemet, California. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman, parents Pastor Eilert and Edna Nielsen, and a sister, Mu­riel Payson Crane.
In lieu of flowers, me­morials may be directed to Shetek Lutheran Bible Camp.

Clifford O’Toole

August 2, 2018

obit O'Toole Clifford photoSept. 23, 1926 – July 29, 2018

Mass of Christian Burial for Clifford O’Toole, age 91 of Tyler, is Wednes­day, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m. at St.Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. Visita­tion was Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Tyler. Burial will be in St. Dionysius Catholic Cemetery in Tyler.
He died Sunday, July 29 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.
John Clifford O’Toole was born Sept. 23, 1926 to Clyde and Alice (Kings­borough) O’Toole in their farm home in Drammen Township near Lake Ben­ton. He was baptized at St. Genevieve’s Catholic Church in Lake Benton. He moved with his family to the Russell area, and in 1940 moved to the farm­stead east of Tyler, which became his home for over 50 years. He attended Ty­ler High School.
On Nov. 10, 1953 Clifford married Betty Lou Ort­mann at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, Iowa. Their union was blessed with two children and 64 years of life together. The couple made their home on the O’Toole family farm, where they raised crops and livestock until retir­ing in 1992 and moving into Tyler. On Sunday, July 29, Clifford passed away peacefully at the Avera Sunrise Manor in Tyler at the age of 91 years, 10 months, and six days.
Clifford was a member of St. Dionysius Catho­lic Church in Tyler, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He loved all things farm-related, and enjoyed polka music and playing cards.
Clifford is lovingly re­membered by his wife Betty; their children, Lin­da (Larry) Dolan of Sar­tell, and Patrick (Brenda) O’Toole of Tyler; four grandchildren, Sean (Lisa) Dolan, Sr. Maria Laudem Gloriae Dolan SOLT, Kyle O’Toole and Ryan (Lynd­say) O’Toole; three great-grandchildren, Patrick, An­nabelle and Jack Dolan; two sisters, Arlene Maertens of Marshall, and Loretta (Francis) Haper of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Doris Lewandows­ki, and brothers-in-law Donald Lewandowski and Donald Maertens.

Earl Klitzke

August 2, 2018

obit Klitzke photoDec. 26, 1937 – July 28, 2018

Earl J. Klitzke, age 80, formerly of Lake Benton, died peacefully on Satur­day, July 28 at the Min­nesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Visitation was Tuesday, July 31, 4-7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Funeral service will be Wednesday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial with mili­tary honors will follow at Diamond Lake Cemetery near Lake Benton. To view a video tribute or sign an online registry, please visit www.hartquistfuneral. com.
Earl Joseph Klitzke was born Dec. 26, 1937 to Earl and Delilah (Hanson) Klitzke in Pipestone. He was raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and began his early education there. When he was a freshman in high school he moved to Lake Benton and lived on a farm with his foster parents, Gunnar and Delo­res Johansen. Earl was ac­tive in athletics, especially basketball and football. He graduated in 1957 and went on to attend a year at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota while continuing to work on the farm. On April 11, 1959 Earl was united in marriage to Joan Marlene Wodtke at Peace Church in Elkton, South Dakota. The couple made their first home seven miles north of Lake Benton. Earl farmed until Feb. 17, 1961 when he joined the U.S. Air Force. Earl served as a me­chanic and was stationed at Otis Air Force Base in Massachusetts until his honorable discharge on Oct. 16, 1964. Upon his return from the service, the family moved to a farm just north of Verdi. Earl resumed farming and con­tinued to do so until 1986, when he and Joan moved to Norwood, where he worked as a custodian for Norwood Young America School District. One year later Earl went to work for Petersen Gravel, driving truck while also helping a local farmer part-time. Earl then became employed by MN-DOT, where he worked until his retirement in 2008. He was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in April 2010. In April 2014, Earl became a resident at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne, where on Saturday, July 28, he died peacefully at the age of 80 years, seven months and two days.
Earl was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. He was also a member of the American Legion. Earl was a sports enthusiast and loved play­ing and following his fa­vorite teams, especially the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins and the University of Minnesota Gophers, and attending his grandchildren’s events. He played fast-pitch softball for many years and en­joyed camping out at the lake in the summer.
Earl will be lovingly re­membered by his wife of 59 years, Joan; two chil­dren, Rick (Anita) Klitzke of White, South Dakota, and Karla (Timothy) An­derson of Elkton, South Dakota; five grandchildren, Justin (Jamie) Klitzke, Miranda (Benjamin) Deutz, Amber (Paul) Langner, Taylor(Lindsey) Anderson, and Abigail Anderson; five great-grandchildren, Halle and Emilee Duetz, Blakely and Gracyn Langner and Coen Anderson; his foster mother, Delores Johansen of Lake Benton; a brother, Leroy Klitzke of Greyball, Wyoming; two sisters, Carol and Cindy; foster sis­ters Diane (Donald) Evers, Gunvar (Randy) Dombeck, Lori Johansen and foster brother James (Linda) Jo­hansen. He was preceded in death by his parents Earl Klitzke and Delilah Struck; two brothers, Rob­ert and Dennis Klitzke; step-mother Vella Klitzke; and his foster father, Gun­nar Johansen.

Arlis Ploeger

August 2, 2018

obit arlisplogerJan. 16, 1948 – July 30, 2018

Arlis Sally (Johnson) Ploeger, age 70 of Wahpe­ton, North Dakota, passed away peacefully at her res­idence on Monday, July 30.
Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at Grace Lutheran Church in Breckenridge, with visi­tation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Wahpeton.
Arlis Sally Johnson was born Jan. 16, 1948 in Tyler, one of two daughters born to Alvin and Hilda (Traut­man) Johnson. When Arlis was a child, she was bap­tized and confirmed at Im­manuel Lutheran Church and later graduated from Tyler High School in 1966. After receiving her diplo­ma, she attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Da­kota for a short time be­fore marrying her high school sweetheart, Randy Ploeger, at Immanuel Lu­theran Church on Nov. 26, 1966.
To establish their career, Arlis and Randy moved to Michigan and vari­ous other cities in South Dakota, and Minnesota, including Duluth, before making their home in Breckenridge, where they purchased Altstatt Snyder Drug in the 1980s. Arlis worked alongside her hus­band Randy at the drug store, but her true passion was her role as a devoted mother to her children, Lea, Jeffrey and Paula.
In 2003 Arlis and Randy moved across the river to Wahpeton, North Dakota and have since enjoyed their time traveling to Florida, southwest Arizo­na, Hawaii and numerous trips to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. When they weren’t traveling, Arlis could be found playing her grand piano that was gifted to her from Randy on the 35th anniversary of their first date. She was talent­ed in many ways; she was a wonderful mother, wife, and friend. Arlis played organ for over 55 years at various churches, includ­ing Grace Lutheran Church where she was currently an active member. At Grace Lutheran Church, she was a member of the L.W.M.L. group and the church’s quilting group. She had a huge heart and cherished any time spent with fam­ily.
Arlis will be deeply missed by her husband of 51 years, Randy Ploeger; her children, Lea (Brian) Hoellein of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Jeffrey (Tonya) Ploeger of Breck­enridge, and Paula (Nicho­las) Owens of Rogers; her seven grandchildren, Jus­tin (Ashley) Hoellein, Amy Hoellein, Tanner Ploeger, Tristan Ploeger, Noah Owens, Elliot Owens and Olivia Owens; one great-grandchild, Logan Hoel­lein; and her sister, Lana Alderson of Holland.
Arlis was preceded in death by her parents Al­vin and Hilda (Trautman) Johnson.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home in Brecken­ridge.

Emmett Sik

August 2, 2018

obit Sik Emmett BevelSept. 5, 1934 – July 24, 2018

Emmett E. Sik, age 83 of Pipestone, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 24, at the Pipestone County Hos­pice House in Pipestone. A visitation was held Fri­day, July 27, 5-7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Pipestone. Funeral service was held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. Interment will be at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno. Arrange­ments were with Hartquist Funeral Home – Pipestone Chapel. To sign an online registry or view the full obituary, please visit www. hartquistfuneral.com.
Emmett Emil Sik was born Sept. 5, 1934 to Leo and Christina (Sadergesti) Sik at the Ivanhoe Region­al Hospital. Emmett lived on the family farm with his brothers and attended Hansonville Township Country School in Lincoln County until eighth grade. Emmett then began help­ing his father on the farm. Once he was old enough, Emmett began renting various farms in Hope Township and worked the land. In 1976, Emmett moved to Lake Benton. Emmett met Delores De­Schepper in 1977. He lived around Lake Benton until 1978, when he moved to Pipestone. Emmett began working as a maintenance worker for the City of Pip­estone from 1978 until his retirement in 1999. After his retirement, Emmett continued to stay busy by collecting scrap iron and chopping wood for those who needed it.
Emmett was brought to the Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on July 10, then was brought to the Pipestone County Hos­pice House on Wednesday, July 18. Emmett remained there until his death on Tuesday, July 24, at the age of 83 years, 10 months, and 19 days.
Emmett was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone, but frequent­ed the Catholic churches of Jasper and Woodstock until their closing. Em­mett was a hardworking man with a selfless heart. He never thought twice about helping an individu­al when they needed help. In his spare time Emmett enjoyed hunting deer and pheasant with his family members. The most im­portant thing to Emmett was the memories and times he was able to spend with his family and loved ones.
Emmett is survived by his three loving children, Lorraine Makyko of Tyler, Allan Sik of Tyler, and Cyn­thia (Lyle) Page of Sher­burn; four grandchildren, Russell Bauer, Eric Haken, Melissa Haken and Carissa Evens; six great-grandchil­dren, Mackenzie Bauer, Ethan Sik, Madison Hak­en, Morgan Haken, Isaac Evens and Emma Evens; and many other loving friends and family mem­bers. Emmett was preced­ed in death by his fiancée Delores DeSchepper; son Danny Sik; two brothers, Raymond and Eddie Sik; and his parents, Leo and Christina.

Michael Dahl

July 27, 2018

obit Dahl Michael photo EDGEJuly 19, 1954 – July 19, 2018

Memorial services for Michael Dahl, age 64 of Ty­ler, are Wednesday, July 25, 11 a.m. at Tyler Alliance Church in Tyler. Visitation with viewing was Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. at Tyler Alliance Church. Burial will be in Danebod Cemetery at a later date.
He died Thursday, July 19 at Avera Tyler Hospital in Tyler.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www. hartquistfuneral.com.
Michael Allen Dahl was born July 19, 1954 to Je­rome and Barb (Holmes) Dahl in Tyler. He attended school in Tyler, graduating from Tyler High School in 1972. In 1975 he worked for Chicago Northwestern Railroad, after which he began a 42-year career as a truck driver, most re­cently driving for Ander­son Trucking of Brandon, South Dakota.
On May 30, 2007 Mike married Diane Hagberg in San Francisco, California. On May 30 of this year, Mike and Diane celebrated their 11 years together with a renewal of their vows. Mike and Diane en­joyed many trucking trips across the country—Mike drove and Diane assisted with the navigating and bookkeeping. Mike was diagnosed with liver can­cer on Dec. 27, 2017. He passed away on his 64th birthday, July 19, at Avera Tyler Hospital in Tyler.
Mike was a member of Tyler Alliance Church. He enjoyed playing pool, demolition derbies, fish­ing, playing with his kids and grandkids, seeing the country, and watching people. He had great fun with his wife in San Fran­cisco, in the ocean and on the trolley cars.
Mike is lovingly remem­bered by his wife Diane; his children—Ashley Dahl of Little Falls, Brittany Dahl of Little Falls, Casey Dahl of Little Falls, and Mikey Dahl of Minneapolis; three grandchildren—Brayden Mead, Layla Dumler and Parker Dumler; his moth­er Barb Dahl of Tyler; a brother, Bruce (Barb) Dahl of Tyler; a sister, Susan Rutledge of Lewistown, Montana; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Jerome Dahl, brother Jerry Dahl, grand­parents Grace and Chris Dahl and Art and Tiny Hol­mes, uncle Elsworth Holm­es; aunts Grace Dahlin and Marylon Robertson, sister-in-law Gail Marie Dahl, and his niece and godchild, Jes­sica Williams.
Blessed be his memory

Astrid Holmquist

July 12, 2018

obit Holmquist AstridJan. 31, 1922 – July 2, 2018

Astrid Marie Holmquist, age 96 of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, died July 2 at her home
Born Jan. 31, 1922 in Ty­ler, she was the daughter of Jorgen Christensen and Rigmor Therkildsen-Chris­tensen. Astrid married Ar­chie Holmquist on July 13, 1944. She was a registered nurse, wife of a U.S. Navy officer, and worked hard on the family farm in Tyler for many years. Astrid and Archie owned and oper­ated a motel in Cedar City, Utah and retired to Siloam Springs, Arkansas to be near her sister in 1979. She enjoyed her family, crocheting, embroidery, and gardening; she espe­cially loved her roses. As­trid loved to travel.
Astrid was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Survivors include her sister Alice Elin Camp­bell of Gentry, Arkansas, nieces Alice Arlene Jardee of Omaha, Nebraska, Dolly Jane Miller and husband Bill of Springdale, Arkan­sas, Patricia Astrid Adams and husband Dale of Gen­try, Arkansas and Valerie Sophia Berry and husband Jerry of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Godson Brian Peterson of White, South Dakota; and a host of cous­ins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held 2 p.m. Friday, July 6 at Wasson Memorial Chapel, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. To sign the online guest­book, visit www.wasson­funeralhome.com.

Gerald Runia

July 12, 2018

obit Gerald RuniaNov. 20, 1922 – July 3, 2018

Gerald Runia, age 95 of Tyler, died Tuesday, July 3 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler. Funeral ser­vices were 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, at Skandia Evan­gelical Free Church near Balaton. Interment with military honors followed at the church cemetery. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Sunday, July 8 at Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued one hour prior to the ser­vice, 10-11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Percy Gerald “Gerry” Runia was born Nov. 20, 1922 in Sheldon, Iowa to Ralph Frank and Kate (Zeylemaker) Runia. After the family moved to Min­nesota, he attended school in Chandler though the eighth grade before help­ing his parents on the farm outside Lake Wilson. As an adult, Gerry was baptized at Skandia Evangelical Free Church in Balaton.
Gerald was united in marriage to Jean Magnu­son on Feb. 14, 1948 at Skandia Evangelical Free Church. They celebrated their anniversary together on Valentine’s Day for the last 70 years. He served in the Merchant Marines dur­ing World War II and was currently a proud member of the American Legion.
Gerry was a proud Dutchman and solid in his faith. He was a mem­ber of Skandia Evangelical Free Church in Balaton. He loved his work, farming his whole life. Even in retire­ment he took to garden­ing and continued to work the soil and provide for his family and friends. He en­joyed going to garden mar­kets all over the area.
Gerald Runia died in Ty­ler on July 3 at the age of 95 years, seven months and 13 days. Blessed be his memory.
Gerry is survived by his wife Jean Runia of Tyler; six children—Keith Runia of Isle, Dale Runia of Rock­ford, Illinois, Lois (Rolly) Bedow of Tyler, Nancy (Tim) Ward of Fillmore, Greg Runia (Michelle Busch) of Montevideo, and Norman (LauraLee) Runia of St. Cloud; 18 g ra n d c h i l d re n—Ro s s , Robin, Dan, Joel, Malorie, Bethany, Brett, Jennessa, Alissa, Joshua, Zachary, Jason, Jonathan, Jenny, Jes­sica, Justin, Trystan and Tyrell; many great-grand­children; siblings Doro­thy (Don) Mitchell, Helen (Harvey) Horn, Don (Dor­othy) Runia, Eldon “Butch” Runia, Mitchell (Carolyn) Runia, Phyllis (Jim) Nielsen and Wally (Evelyn) Runia; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Roger Runia, daughter Sandra Lund, daughters-in-law Pam and Lila, and siblings Bob Runia, Vernon Runia, Gilbert Runia and Evelyn Mitchell.
Arrangements were pro­vided by Hamilton Funer­al Home in Marshall. Guest book and tribute wall available online at www. hamiltonfh.com.

LeRoy Olsen

July 6, 2018

obit Olsen LeRoy photoBEVELMay 19, 1952 – June 30, 2018

Funeral services for Le­Roy Olsen, age 66 of Tyler, will be Friday, July 6, 11 a.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Tyler. Visitation is Thursday, 4-7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Tyler. Interment will be private.
He died Saturday at Ave­ra McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www. hartquistfuneral.com.
LeRoy Dennis Olsen was born May 19, 1952 in Ty­ler to Andrew and Vivian (Fuhrmann) Olsen. He at­tended Tyler High School, graduating in 1970. Le­Roy enlisted in the U.S. Army and worked as Mili­tary Police. Following his honorable discharge, he worked in law enforce­ment and construction in Lincoln County. On Aug. 1, 1980 LeRoy was united in marriage to Beth Weck­ert. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Matthew and Samantha, and 37 years of life togeth­er. For a short time the cou­ple lived in Ivanhoe, until they moved to the family farm in 1982 to pursue his passion of farming. It was there that they raised their two children.
On June 30 LeRoy passed away surrounded by fam­ily and friends at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 66.
LeRoy loved spend­ing time on the farm and checking his fields regu­larly. He enjoyed going to the casino and annual trips to Las Vegas. He es­pecially liked spending time and travels with fam­ily. He will be remembered for his generosity and jok­ing nature.
Survivors include his wife Beth of Tyler; his two children, Matthew (Ka­Saundra) Olsen of West Fargo, North Dakota, and Samantha Olsen (John Ruud) of Chester, South Dakota; four siblings— Dorothy (Dan) Petersen of Owatonna, Roger (Pam) Olsen of Shoreview, Dale (Chris) Olsen of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Doris Olsen (Jesus Jiminez) of Hender­son, Nevada; Uncle Nor­man; aunts; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Vivian Olsen.
The family wishes to thank the support they received from family and friends during LeRoy’s six-month battle with pancre­atic cancer. LeRoy’s family will be directing memori­als toward pancreatic can­cer research.

Harriet Frederiksen

July 6, 2018

obit Harriet Frederiksen obituary.finalSept. 22, 1927 – June 11, 2018

Harriet Frederiksen, age 90 of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, passed away June 11 at Creekside Inn.
The daughter of Harold and Katherine Bille, Har­riet was born Sept. 12, 1927 in Tyler. She married the love of her life, Glenn Frederiksen, Oct. 8, 1950 at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Over the 67 years that Harriet and Glenn were married, they lived in Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, and Ida­ho. Harriet was very proud of her Danish heritage and was a devoted Lutheran throughout her life. She was a master gardener, avid reader, great dancer, and loved playing bridge, pinochle, and whist. Most of her career she worked in healthcare, and she was most proud of the many years she served as a nurse for Dr. Haas in Rapid City, South Dakota. She was an avid sports fan and basket­ball was her favorite sport to watch on TV, but she also loved the Seahawks and Mariners.
Harriet is survived by her three daughters—Lo­retta Pontier and husband Jim of Spirit Lake, Idaho, Janie Hirth of Helena, Montana, and Colleen Oli­ver and husband Leonard of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren Erika Whin­ihan, Derek Hirth, Kristen Diede, Jeffrey Oliver, Dana Frederiksen and Erin Hirth; great-grandchildren Marques Davis, Allison Diede, Evan Hirth, Dan­iel Diede, Laeyla Brooks, Cameron Hirth and Ellis Whinihan; and her brother Raymond “Ray” Bille.
Harriet was preceded in death by her husband Glenn, son Wayne Freder­iksen, brother Ernest Bille and sisters Ethel Faaborg, Lucile Taylor, Gladys Erick­son and Irene Hansen.
A memorial service, offi­ciated by Pastor Dan Fors­gren was held Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 N. 5th Street, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. English Funeral Chapel was entrusted with handling the arrange­ments. She was laid to rest by her husband at Wash­ington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington.