Loren Hubner

June 22, 2018

obit Hubner Loren photoDec. 26, 1919 – June 14, 2018

Funeral service for Lo­ren Hubner, age 98 of Pip­estone, was Tuesday, June 19, 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pip­estone. Interment was in Old Woodlawn Cemetery, Pipestone.
Loren Charles Hubner was born to Herman and Emma (Mettenbrink) Hubner on Dec. 26, 1919 in Pipestone County. He attended school in Pipe­stone and graduated from high school in 1938. Loren was drafted into the U.S. Air Force at the age of 22. He reported to Fort Des Moines in Iowa on March 7, 1942. He was then trans­ferred to Jefferson Bar­racks in Missouri for basic training. After completion of basic training, he was sent to Barksdale Field, Louisiana before heading to New York to be shipped overseas. Loren was sta­tioned on the Aquitania, the sister ship to the Lus­itania, and headed across the Atlantic Ocean. Loren was stationed on the Suez Canal for seven months, before being transferred to Sousse, Tunisia in north­ern Africa. The group then traveled to Sicily. Loren was diagnosed with infec­tious Hepatitis and was sent to Catania, Sicily for a month-long stay in a hos­pital. He was then trans­ferred to North Africa for a three-month hospital stay. Once he was cleared, Loren rejoined his unit in Italy. Loren was deployed over­seas for 36 months before he received the notice that the war had ended and the troops were to return home. Loren and the other soldiers returned on the SS Isaac Sharpless and landed in New York. He then trav­elled to Camp McCoy in Wisconsin, where he was honorably discharged in 1945. Loren returned to Pipestone County and en­rolled in agricultural class­es. He began farming with the rest of his family.
On June 28, 1948, he married Lila Groth at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pipestone. The couple made their home a quarter mile from the family farm and was blessed with three children. In 1985, Loren was given a conservation award and was featured in a newspaper article in the Pipestone Star. The article highlighted Loren’s dedi­cation to farming and all of the hard work he had done for his 37 years of farming. During their time together, Loren and Lila enjoyed travelling to many places, including Germany, Swe­den, Hawaii, Florida, Cali­fornia, and several trips to Arizona. In 2011, Loren and his granddaughter Al­lison were able to go on an Honor Flight to Washing­ton, D.C.
Lila passed away on March 3, 2014. After her passing, Loren continued to live on the family farm until May 15, when his declining health sent him to the Pipestone County Hospice House. Loren passed away on Thursday, June 14 at the Pipestone County Hospice House in Pipestone at the age of 98 years, five months, and 19 days.
Being an outdoorsman, Loren had a great love of trees and planting them. He especially loved red cedar trees because they were hardy and the deer would not eat them. Loren loved birdwatching out on the farm, playing cards, and enjoyed lemon drops. Above all, Loren loved storytelling and spend­ing time with his beloved friends and family mem­bers.
Loren is lovingly re­membered by his two children, Leonard (Jacque­line) Hubner of Pipestone and Lisa (Bruce) Hubers of Pipestone; seven grand­children—Christopher (Emily) Hubers, Lacey (Wade) Holck, Christina (Tyler) Hughes, Allison (Troy) Mead, Amber (Jer­emy) Otkin, JaLen Hubner, and Justin Hubner; seven great-grandchildren— Mackenzie, Marshall and Malachi Hubers, Audyn and Dempsey Otkin, and Neveah and Isaiah Mead; one brother, Louis (Barb) Hubner of Pipestone; one sister, Leone Slyh of Penn­sylvania; one brother-in-law, Gary (Linda) Groth of Pipestone; one sister-in-law, Jeannie Groth of Chan­dler, Arizona; nieces and nephews and many other loving friends and family members.
Loren was preceded in death by his wife Lila Hub­ner, his daughter Linda Du­laney, infant grandson Eric Whipple, and his parents.
Memorials may be di­rected to the Pipestone County Hospice House.

Clara De Zeeuw

June 22, 2018

May 1, 1924 – June 15, 2018

Clara E. De Zeeuw, age 94 of Luverne, formerly of Lake Benton, died Friday, June 15, at the Sanford Lu­verne Hospice Cottage.
Visitation was Satur­day, June 16, 5-8 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Lake Benton. Funeral service was Sunday, June 17, 1:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Lake Benton, followed by burial at St. Genevieve Catholic Cemetery in Lake Benton.To view obituary or sign an online registry, please visit www.hartquistfuner­al.com.
Clara Edith De Zeeuw was born May 1, 1924 to Karl and Anna (Bodesohn) Wussow on the farm in Pipestone County near Ca­zenovia.
Clara’ is survived by her children—Janice Koedam of Luverne, Dianna (Rob­ert) Tomlinson of Luverne, Gail (Leland) Sudlow of Godfrey, Illinois, and Marlys (Walter) Zimbel­man of Fullerton, North Dakota; seven grandchil­dren, 15 great-grandchil­dren, and a great-great-grandchild arriving in September; daughter-in-law Rosemary De Zeeuw of Lake Benton; and other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley, daughter Marilyn Burkard, son Stanley, Jr., sons-in-law Stanley Koe­dam and Thomas Burkard, ten sisters and five broth­ers.

Kathleen Brastad

June 15, 2018

obit k brastadAug. 20, 1948 – June 2, 2018

Kathleen Sue Brastad (nee Andersen), age 69, passed away in Burnsville on June 2. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 at Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 RD 42, Burnsville. Visitation is one hour prior to Mass at the church.
Known to her friends as Kathy, she was born Aug. 20, 1948 in Tyler to Cecilia (Kelley) and Viggo Andersen. Her father was a farmer and her mother was a schoolteacher. They lived in Tyler with her older sister Mary and younger brother Robert. She graduated from Tyler High School in 1966. Kathy moved to the Twin Cities later that year, where she attended vocational-technical school for accounting. She worked at Ford Motor Company building Ford trucks; that’s where she met her future husband Jerry.
Kathy was married to Jerome O. Brastad on Oct. 5, 1985. They had two children, Kristen and Jared. She was an active member of the Church of the Risen Savior, playing for 30-plus years with the Messengers Choir. Her great joys included music, singing, reading, friends, and family. Strangers were merely friends she hadn’t met yet.
Kathy will be greatly missed by the many people she had touched. She is survived by her husband Jerry; her children, Kristen Kennedy and husband George, and Jared Brastad; her sister Mary Kult and husband Dave; and sister-in-law Patty Andersen. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents Viggo and Cecilia Andersen and her brother Robert Andersen.

Patricia Gutbrod

June 15, 2018

obit p. gutrod picMay 23, 1949 – May 24, 2018

Patricia “Patti” L. Gut­brod, age 69 of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully from complica­tions of breast cancer on May 24 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital with her husband and daughters by her side. She courageously fought breast cancer from 2004 through 2018.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Arco. The family will re­ceive friends for visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m. Gener­ations Funeral Home and Crematory of Tomahawk, Wisconsin is assisting the family. View Patti’s obitu­ary and leave online con­dolences at generationsfu­neral.com.
Patti was born May 23, 1949 in Arco to Cletus and Gladys (Christiansen) Schreurs. She was married to Douglas Gutbrod on June 8, 1996.
Patti graduated from Tyler High School in 1967. She later attended Alexan­dria Technical and Com­munity College obtain­ing her associate degree in the medical secretary program. Patti moved to Minneapolis after gradu­ation, where she worked at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in the Radiology Transcription Department for 32 years. Upon retire­ment in 2010, Patti and Douglas left Minneapolis and moved to Tomahawk, Wisconsin.
Patti was “Angel Mom” to Douglas’ two daughters, Abigail and Ashley. Some of Patti’s biggest joys came from spending time with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She always looked forward to fam­ily outings when everyone could be together. Patti en­joyed gardening and mak­ing things beautiful. She was happiest when there was dirt under her finger­nails. Patti liked to ride on their Harley and enjoyed traveling the country, es­pecially out west. She loved live music, dancing and living life to the full­est.
Survivors include her husband Douglas Gutbrod of Tomahawk, Wisconsin; daughters Abigail Gutbrod of Tomahawk, Wisconsin and Ashley (Corey) Reh­waldt of Richfield; grand­children Presley Gutbrod, Nolan Rehwaldt and Mor­gan Rehwaldt; her mother Gladys Schreurs of Mar­shall; her sister Nancy (Wayne) Stahnke of Olivia; and her brother Wayne (Darlene) Schreurs of Hendricks. Patti is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father Cletus, her sister Judy Schreurs, and her brother Alan Schreurs.
Memorials are appreci­ated to the Aspirus Wau­sau Hospital Palliative Unit in Patti’s name.

David Vander Sluis

June 7, 2018

Obit DavidVanderSluisJune 30, 1953 – April 5, 2018

Funeral services for Da­vid Wayne Vander Sluis, a native of Tyler, will be held Saturday, June 16, 1 p.m. at Holland Presbyterian Church, immediately fol­lowed by burial in the Hol­land Cemetery. He passed away at the age of 64 on April 5 in Jacksonville, Florida, surrounded by his children and grandchil­dren.
Born in Tyler on June 30, 1953 to Berton “Bud” and Irma (Evink) Vander Sluis, David grew up on dairy farms near Buffalo Ridge, between Holland and Ty­ler. In his formative years he was active in Tyler’s 4-H, FFA and high school band (trombone), and in the Holland Presbyterian Church and youth group. Although a full-blooded Dutchman, he graduated a proud Tyler High School Dane in 1971.
In 1973, David and his buddy Steve Utoft struck out for southern Califor­nia, one car towing the other. After California, life’s adventures took him to Nevada, Colorado, South Dakota, and finally back to Minnesota. His fa­vorite vocation was work­ing for himself as a finish carpenter. His favorite pas­time, having a serious gift of gab, was talking with people. He loved life, ad­ventures, the Lord Jesus, and his family.
David is lovingly re­membered by his son Ja­son (Katie) Vander Sluis of Jacksonville, Florida and daughter Shelly (Chuck) Littlefield of Melbourne, Florida; three brothers— Gary (Shelley) Vander Sluis of Roanoke, Texas, Bradley (Mary Beth) Vander Sluis of Center City, and Rolland (Katherine) Vander Sluis of Santa Rosa, California; and four grandchildren— Cole Vander Sluis, Stella Vander Sluis, Ava Memrick and Alec Memrick. David was preceded in death by his parents.
If you are so inclined, the family encourages you to donate in his memory to Friends of Lillehei Heart Institute at https://makin­gagift.umn.edu/give/fund. html?id=20012.
Dr. C. Walton Lillehei, “the father of open-heart surgery,” along with pio­neer heart surgeon Dr. Christian Barnard, per­formed two open-heart surgeries on David when he was 8 and 10 years old at the University of Minne­sota Medical Center. With­out the surgeries to repair a congenital heart defect, it’s unlikely David would have lived to adulthood. Over the last six months of his life, David was again cared for by the next gen­eration of heart specialists and support staff at the U of M Medical Center.

Earl Bedsted

June 7, 2018

Memorial service for Earl Bedsted, age 95, was Sunday, May 20 at Hyatt Hall in Sunrise Terrace, Ar­royo Grande, California.
Earl was born near Rus­sell on July 20, 1922. He was a WWII veteran who served in the South Pacific. He married his wife Au­drey in 1947.
Earl is survived by his wife of 71 years, Audrey Bedsted; sons Conrad and Neal; three grandchildren and six great-grandchil­dren; and numerous niec­es and nephews.
Sign his guestbook at sanluisobispo.com/obitu­aries.

Keith Lawrence

June 7, 2018

Keith Lawrence, age 89 of Tyler, formerly of Brookings, South Dakota, died Sunday, June 3 at Ave­ra Sunrise Nursing Home in Tyler.
Arrangements are currently pending with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. On-line registry may be found at www. hartquistfuneral.com.

Verona Petersen

May 24, 2018

obit Petersen Verona editedMay 15, 1927 – May 13, 2018

Memorial service for Verona Petersen, age 90 of Tyler, was Monday, May 21, 11 a.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Interment was in Danebod Lutheran Cemetery in Ty­ler.
She died peacefully on Sunday, May 13 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Arrangements were with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condo­lences at www.hartquist­funeral.com.
Verona Mae Petersen was born May 15, 1927 in Tracy to Sanford and Veronica (Hook) Moon. She grew up in Tyler and graduated from Tyler High School. She worked as a waitress for a couple years at the Chat ‘N Chew Cafe in Tyler. On June 8, 1946 Ve­rona married Earl Peters­en in Tracy. Their union was blessed with three children and 71 years of life together. She raised their family and worked for a while in the State Farm Insurance office. In 1963 she became book­keeper at Tyler Implement Company, of which she and Earl became the sole own­ers in 1977. She retired in 1994 when the business was sold. In recent years, Verona has resided at Ave­ra Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler. There, on Sunday, May 13, Verona died two days shy of her 91st birthday.
Verona was a mem­ber of Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler and of the Danebod Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxil­iary in Tyler. She enjoyed gardening and baking, and spending time at the lake. She was a lover of animals and a pet owner, but her special interest was her grandchildren.
Verona is lovingly re­membered by her husband Earl; her children— Diane (and Alan) Gordon of Ty­ler, David (and JoAnne) Pe­tersen of Alexandria, and Daryle (and Laura) Pe­tersen of Eagan; six grand­children— Jeri (Paul) Rog­ers, Mindi Gordon (Joe Stiner), Britta (Lynden) Reder, Kristian (Hannah) Petersen, Andrea (Ma­thias) Peterson, and Lu­cas Petersen; eight great-g randchi ldren—Josh, Jonah, Maris (Mike), Taryn (fiancé Chris), Braxton, Kilen, Elsie, and Owen; one great-great-grandchild, Natalie; a brother, Keith Moon of Minneapolis; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandchild, and two broth­ers, Sanford and Milton Moon.
Blessed and eternal be her memory.

Kelley Selken

May 24, 2018

Jan. 4, 1963 – May 15, 2018

Funeral services for Kel­ley Selken, age 55 of Lake Benton, were Monday, May 21, 2 p.m. at Hartquist Fu­neral Home in Pipestone. Visitation was Sunday, 3-6 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home’s Pipestone Chapel. Burial was in Memorial Hill Cemetery in Lake Ben­ton.
He died Tuesday, May 15 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Arrangements were pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral. com.
Kelley Selken was born Jan. 4, 1963 to Ron and Marge (Kuehl) Selken in Pipestone. He grew up in Verdi and graduated from Verdi High School in 1982.
Kelley is lovingly re­membered by his sisters, Kris (Roland) Roelfs of Sib­ley, Iowa and Vicky (Craig) Halverson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Ron Selken and Marge Selken, grand­parents Charles and Ar­lene Kuehl and George and Clara Selken.

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.