Harlan Elving

June 22, 2017

obit Harlan Elving photoFeb. 8, 1931 – June 4, 2017

Harlan Andrew Elving was born Feb. 8 1931 and called home by his heav­enly father on June 4.
The celebration of his life was held Monday, June 12, 11 a.m. at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hugh­son, California.
Harlan grew up on a ru­ral farm in Tyler. He was drafted into the U.S. Army where he drove a tank in the Korean War and reached the rank of Sergeant. He received his Bachelors De­gree in Science at Mankato University. Barbara and Harlan were married in 1955 and drove west to to start their adventure in life. Harlan accepted a position at Modesto High School, Modesto, Califor­nia, where he taught for 38 years starting with wood­shop and drafting, with the last 10 years teaching computers and Auto Cad. During the early years of his teaching career he ob­tained his Masters Degree in Education from Chico State in California.
When celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary they incorporated many of the things he loved when they took the whole fam­ily to Hawaii. They spent time in the ocean and golfed but mostly Barbara and Harlan enjoyed being with their whole family in one place at one time for a whole week. Harlan enjoyed bowling, fishing, and traveling, including a trip to the Holy Land. He was an active Sunday School teacher and a coun­selor for the High School Christian Youth Club.
He is survived by his lov­ing wife of 62 years, Bar­bara; sons Ken (Stacey) and Jon; daughters Kay Cummins (Todd) and Ka­rie Wendt (Ken). Barbara and Harlan were blessed with 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his parents David and Clara, sister Elvira and brother Bob.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreci­ate sending donations to the Dementia Society or a favorite charity of your choice.

William Kost

June 14, 2017

06-14-17 William KostMarch 15, 1935 – June 8, 2017

William Kost of Sioux Falls, South Dakota died June 8 at Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls. He was 82.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday June 14 at First Lutheran Church, 327 Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visita­tion will be held one hour prior the service at the church. Online tribute at www.millerfh.com
William Otto Kost was born March 15, 1935 to Er­vin and Frieda (Bruntsch) Kost at his parents’ farm north of Ree Heights, South Dakota. He was baptized by his maternal grandfa­ther, Rev. Otto Bruntsch. He was confirmed at Trin­ity Lutheran church in Miller, South Dakota.
Bill attended Riverside School in Hand County through the eighth grade, then attended Ree Heights High School, graduating in 1953. He attended Hu­ron College for one year, worked on the farm for a year, then completed his BS in business administra­tion at Augustana College in 1958.
During his senior year at Augie he met and dated Janice Mickelsen. In De­cember 1958 they were engaged and married on Sept. 6, 1959 at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler.They moved to the family farm north of Ree Heights where Bill farmed with his father and brother for nine years.
In 1969 Bill changed ca­reers; he received his BA in Elementary Education from Huron College and his MA in Elementary Admin­istration from Northern State. He taught in Cedar Township, Gregory, Wess­ington, Ree Heights and Miller in South Dakota.
Bill’s love of plants drew him to his main career. He and his friend Orville Kleinsasser became co-owners of K&K Greenery and he worked there until his retirement in 2012.
One of Bill’s loves was the singing groups, The Dakota Drifters and the Dakota Dreamers, which he and his wife Janice or­ganized and he directed. Bill’s other involvements were serving on Trinity Lutheran’s Church Council, senior choir, and directing the junior choir. Bill’s other interests included garden­ing, music and traveling; plus serving on the church council, Miller council, and being a Lion for 40 years.
Bill was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in Jan­uary 2006 and had been fighting it ever since. Bill and Janice moved to Sioux Falls in 2014 to be closer to doctors. Since 2015 he has resided at the Good Samaritan Village.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife Janice; brother and sister-in-law Lothar and Shirley; nieces Karen, Lynn, Cindy and Marie; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Robert Williams

June 14, 2017

A memorial service for Robert Williams will be Sunday, June 25 at Dane­bod Lutheran Church in Tyler, beginning with a potluck lunch 12-1:45 p.m. in the pavillion. Service will begin at 2 p.m. in the church. Burial will be in Diamond Lake Cemetery.
All are welcome.

Eldon Jensen

June 9, 2017

Eldon Ronald Jensen, age 88 of Oakdale, passed away May 24 at home.
Funeral service was at American Lutheran Church in Worthington on Friday, June 2, 11 a.m. with visitation at 10 a.m.
Funeral arrangements by Wulff Funeral Home in Woodbury
He was born Nov. 25, 1928 near Bryant, South Dakota to harry and An na Katrina ( Gronkjaer) Jensen. He married Joanne Paulson in Hayti, South Dakota on Nov. 8, 1957.
They lived inTyler 1961-71, where he managed the Tyler Co-op.
He is survived by his wife Joanne; children Janell (Glenn) Giesler, Tracy Jensen and Jason (Heidi) Jensen.

Vicki Skuya

June 9, 2017

Vicki L. Skuya, age 61 of Sioux Falls, South Da­kota, formerly of Marshall and Tyler, died Wednes­day, May 31 at the Avera Dougherty Hospice House.
Her funeral service was 10 a.m. Monday, June 5 at Peace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 4 at Miller Fu­neral Home Westside Cha­pel in Sioux Falls. George Boom Funeral Home and Crematory handled ar­rangements.
Survivors include her husband Craig; her daugh­ter Ashley (Brad) Ryp­kema of Rock Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren Tay­lor and Mason Rypkema; her mother Phyllis Karbo of Sioux Falls, South Da­kota; siblings Larry (Gail) Karbo, Dan (Linda) Karbo and Roberta Karbo, all of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, David (Rhonda) Karbo of Russell and Sandi (Neal) Nelson of Barrett; and her parents-in-law Tony and Edna Skuya of Marshall,
Obit and online guest­book at www.georgeboom.com.

Tommy Faaborg

June 9, 2017

obit faaborg Dad PictureFeb. 23, 1948 – May 27, 2017

Tommy Harold Faaborg passed away May 27 in the Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Funeral services will be held at Danebod Lu­theran Church in Tyler on June 17 at 11 a.m. There will be an hour prior to his service for family and friends to gather as well as a luncheon following the service.
He was born Feb. 23, 1948 to Harold and Leo­na (Knutsen) Faaborg in Tyler. He graduated from Tyler High School in 1966 and worked the family farm prior to graduation, due to the illness of his father. He continued to farm near Tyler into the early 1990s. After farm­ing, he drove truck for Schak Trucking and Born­hoft Concrete until he re­tired. In addition, he as­sisted Craig Norgaard on his family farm for many years.
Tom enjoyed farming, dancing, friends and fam­ily. He was married and had two daughters. He was proud of his fam­ily and enjoyed spending time with his grandchil­dren.
He is survived by his daughters Shelly (Ryan) Hubbard and their chil­dren Madeline and Luke, and Lori Paul and her children Ella and Brityn, along with his sisters Joyce (Larry) Wyttenback and Marsha Holm, and his nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents Har­old and Leona Faaborg and his nephew Ryan Wyttenback.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Dane­bod Lutheran Church, 140 Danebod Court, Tyler, MN 56178.

Jessica Williams

June 1, 2017

obit Williams Jessica photoBEVELJune 7, 1978 – May 22, 2017

Funeral services for Jes­sica Williams, age 38 of Tyler, were Friday, May 26, 10:30 a.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Ty­ler. Visitation was Thurs­day from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Cha­pel in Tyler. Burial was in the Russell City Cemetery.
She died Monday, May 22 at Avera Tyler Health­care Center in Tyler.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Jessica Marie Williams was born June 7, 1978 to Bruce and Gail (Wigton) Dahl in Ivanhoe. She was baptized and confirmed at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. She grew up in ru­ral Russell and Tyler. She attended Russell-Tyler-Ruthton schools, graduat­ing from RTR High School in 1996. She worked for Ellison Meats in Pipestone, and later Central Minne­sota Senior Care in Lake Benton.
On April 19, 2013 Jessica married Chad Williams in Marshall. The couple was blessed with three sons, Christian, Dalton and Ma­son. They made their home and raised their family in Tyler. On Monday, May 22 Jessica passed away at Avera Tyler Healthcare Center in Tyler at the age of 38.
Jessica will be remem­bered as a loving wife, mother, daughter, grand­daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved life, family, spending time at the lake, and enjoyed her gardens and flowers. She loved attending her sons’ athletic events.
Jessica is lovingly re­membered by her hus­band Chad of Tyler; her sons, Christian and Dalton Muecke and Mason Wil­liams, all of Tyler; her fa­ther Bruce Dahl of Arco; a sister, Tara (Travis) Cow­ell of Tyler; father-in-law Bob Williams of Russell; grandmother Barb Dahl of Tyler; godfather Mike Dahl of Tyler; many other rela­tives and friends, and her beloved dog Gracie. She was preceded in death by a son, Levi Muecke, and her mother, Gail Dahl.
Blessed be her memory.

Robert Fedde

June 1, 2017

Fedde obit photoAug. 31, 1954 – May 27, 2017

A celebration of the life of Robert “Bob” Fedde will take place at 4 p.m. Satur­day, June 3 at the family farm northeast of Balaton. A private family committal service will take place at a different time.
Robert Glen “Bob” Fedde was born Aug. 31, 1954 in Tracy to Lawrence and Irma (VanWinkle) Fedde. He grew up on the family’s Century Farm northeast of Balaton. He graduated from Balaton High School in 1972. He occasionally reminded his family that he was voted Senior Ath­lete of the Year and for a time held the basketball assist record. Bob enlist­ed and served in the U.S. Army as part of the 101st Airborne Division. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Balaton. He married Deborah Wixon and to this union were born children Kim, Mike and Billy.
In addition to farm­ing, Bob held many side jobs including Wee Jani­torial, Pork Transitions near Garvin and raising hogs with Bill Nelson and farming with his friend Dale Sherman. He really enjoyed sports and played first base for many local softball teams. He also en­joyed hunting with Hondo and fishing with his grand­children. Many of his fa­vorite times were spent at “the pond” on his family farm, including some oys­ter feeds and other events. Bob enjoyed socializing over a beer, playing video games, pull tabs or the oc­casional trip to a casino. He was a member of the Balaton Post of the U.S. American Legion.
Bob died Saturday, May 27 at the Clarkfield Care Center in Clarkfield after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He is survived by his children Kimberly (Les) Marczak of Cottonwood, Mike (Jennifer Kaup) of Balaton, and Billy (Kim) of Balaton; eight grand­children—Shailey, Colby, Kiegan, Breckin, Tyden, Tovah, Tenlie and Ellie; sib­lings Larry (Kathy) Fedde of Amiret, Tom Fedde of Milroy, Peggy (Bryan) Huwe of Redwood Falls, and John (Sandy) Fedde of Arapahoe, Nebraska; Aunt Hazel Leversedge of Tuc­son, Arizona; nieces, neph­ews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jimmy.

Myrna Pedersen

May 25, 2017

obit myrna pedersen IMG_3033March 13, 1941 – May 17, 2017

Myrna Pedersen, age 76 of Renville, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully May 17. Memo­rial service was Monday, May 22 with visitation one hour prior at Mt. Olivet Church, Minneapolis.
Myrna was born in Tyler on March 13, 1941 to Myra (Macy) and Marvin Lar­sen. She grew up on a farm north of Tyler and graduat­ed from Tyler High School in 1959. She worked at the Met Center with the Min­nesota North Stars. It was not uncommon to find the players and staff chatting with Myrna because she was comfortable around anyone and you felt this when you were around her. She retired from the Minneapolis Public School system where she set up reading programs that went on to win awards. Myrna had a gift for teach­ing children to read.
Myrna went to South Africa with her daugh­ter Annie; Norway to stay with her husband’s fam­ily, where the family found out their very talented, humble mother spoke Danish; and to Spain to visit her great-niece Emily (Weiring) VanWyk. Every summer Myrna and her girlfriends would spend a week in Door County, but her favorite time of the year was when she and her husband LeRoy would go to Hawaii in the winter, bringing all their kids and grandkids with to enjoy it with them.
Myrna’s gifts were end­less. She enjoyed her gar­dens, quilting and living in her log home with LeRoy on her Century Farm in the Minnesota River Val­ley. Myrna’s family and her children were very impor­tant to her, with her grand­kids at the top of the list, making them feel like they were the most important thing in the world. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, LeRoy; daughters Margo Pedersen (Jeff Quast) of Minneapolis and Annie Pedersen Schoenike (Scott) of Newburgh, Indi­ana; five grandchildren— Myra, Isabel (Issy), Chris­tian (Chris), Meyer, and Giselle Myra (GG); brother Herman (Hermie) Lar­sen; nieces and nephews Rhonda (Larsen) Wiering (Ron), Robert (Bob) Lars­en (Joyce), Robin (Larsen) Knudsen (Kelly), and Kurt Larsen (Kelli).
She was preceded in death by her parents Myra and Marvin Larsen, sis­ter-in-law Donna Larsen, niece Valerie Larsen, and a daughter who died at birth.
Memorials for Myrna can be sent to: Cathedral of the Pines Camp, Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55419.

Jessica Williams

May 25, 2017

Funeral services for Jes­sica Williams, age 38 of Tyler, will be Friday, May 26, 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 Chapel in Tyler. Burial will be in the Rus­sell City Cemetery.
She died Monday, May 22 at Avera Tyler Health­care Center in Tyler.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www. hartquistfuneral.com.