Bud Fehrman

July 11, 2019

June 10, 1934 – July 5, 2019

Durwood “Bud” Feh­rman, age 85 of Ash Lake Township, Lincoln County, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 5 in Ash Lake Township. Visitation was Tuesday, July 9, 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Visitation will con­tinue one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be held Wednesday, July 10, 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. In­terment will be in Diamond Lake Cemetery in Diamond Lake Township, rural Lake Benton.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hartquist Funeral Home – Lake Ben­ton Chapel.
Durwood “Bud” Louis Fehrman was born June 10, 1934 to Louis and Meda (Babcock) Fehrman in Dia­mond Lake Township, Lin­coln County. He was united in marriage on Feb. 15, 1958 to Ardis June Johnson at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church.
Bud is survived by his four children— Paul (San­dy) Fehrman of Lake Ben­ton, Lisa (Loren) Hansen of Redwood Falls, Jay Feh­rman of Arden Hills, and Jon (Jessie Jo) Fehrman of Sioux Falls, South Da­kota; special friend Mavis Bruening of Marshall;12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Ann Koop­man of Ivanhoe. He was preceded in death by his wife Ardis, his parents, his son Vernon, and daughter-in-law Lori Fehrman.

Glenn Krog

July 3, 2019

May 4, 1935 – June 20, 2019

Glenn Krog, age 84 of Lake Benton, passed away Thursday, June 20 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Visitation was Monday, June 24, 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Funeral ser­vice was Tuesday, June 25, 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment was in Diamond Lake Cemetery in Diamond Lake Township, rural Lake Benton.
Glenn Ledet Krog was born May 4, 1935 to Jorgen and Selma (Jensen) Krog on the family farm in Diamond Lake Township, rural Lake Benton, where he would continue to reside for his entire life.
He is survived by his brother Dale (Karen) Krog of Tracy; niece Carla (Steve) Thein of Owatonna; great-niece Madelyn and great-nephew Mason; and many extended relatives and friends. He was greeted in Heaven by his parents and nephew, Lance Krog.

JoAnn Klein

June 20, 2019

July 26, 1936 – June 14, 2019

JoAnn (Nielsen) Kruse Klein, age 82 of rural Tyler, died peacefully while sur­rounded by family on Fri­day, June 14 at her home.
A visitation was held Tuesday, June 18, 10-11:30 a.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Tyler. A private family prayer service fol­lowed the visitation on Tuesday, starting at 11:30 a.m. Interment was in the Ruthton City Cemetery in Ruthton.
Arrangements were with the Hartquist Fu­neral Home-Tyler Chapel. To read JoAnn’s life his­tory and sign an online registry, please visit www. hartquistfuneral.com

Ivan “Ike” Madsen

June 13, 2019

obit Madsen Ike photo 2May 21, 1933 – June 3, 2019

Ivan “Ike” Madsen, age 86 of Pipestone, died Mon­day, June 3 at Avera McK­ennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visita­tion was Wednesday, June 5, 4-7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel. Funeral service was Thursday, June 6, 10:30 a.m. at First Luther­an Church in Pipestone; and burial in Danebod Cemetery in Tyler. To view obit or sign an online reg­istry go to www.hartquist­funeral.com.
Ivan “Ike” Leon Madsen was born to Marius and Astrid (Christiansen) Mad­sen on May 21, 1933 in Ty­ler, where he was raised and received his educa­tion. After he graduated from Tyler High School, he attended South Dakota State College in Brook­ings, South Dakota and studied pharmacy. During this time, he also worked at Vadheim Drug in Tyler. Upon completion of his education, Ike returned to Tyler and continued work­ing at Vadheim Drug. On June 5, 1955, he was unit­ed in marriage to Audrey Ann Nielsen at Danebod Lutheran Church in Ty­ler. Following their mar­riage, they lived for a short time in Tyler. On May 1, 1958, Ike enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in San Antonio, Texas. Af­ter his discharge from the service in June 1958, they returned to Tyler. In September 1959 they moved to Pipestone, and in 1960 they purchased Menzel Drug in Pipestone and renamed the business Madsen Drug, which they continued to own and op­erate until 1980. At that time, Ike began working for various pharmacies in the Pipestone area.
Audrey preceded him in death on June 3, 1994. After her death, Ike continued to reside in Pipestone. On Jan. 15, 1995, he was united in marriage to Janice Nelson at Christ the King Luther­an Church in Pipestone. Following their marriage, they resided in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Ike worked part-time at Medi Mail. He began full-time retirement in 2000. Jan preceded him in death on Aug. 18, 2001. After her death, he contin­ued to reside in Las Vegas until May 2007, when he returned to Pipestone. In January 2018, he became a resident of the Good Sa­maritan Communities of Pipestone. Later he was admitted to Avera McK­ennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he died surrounded by his family on Monday, June 3 at the age of 86 years and 13 days.
Ike was baptized, con­firmed, and married at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. While living in Pipestone, he was a mem­ber of Christ the King Lu­theran Church, where he sang in the church choir. While living in Las Vegas, he was a member of Lamb of God Lutheran Church, where he sang in the choir and with the men’s Singing Shepherds. He was also a member of the Pipestone Kiwanis Club, the Masonic Lodge, and the Pipestone Jaycees. He served the community of Pipestone as mayor, and he was a member of the Pipestone Chamber of Commerce. For over 27 years, he was a member of the Hiawatha Club in Pipestone. While living in Las Vegas, he sang in the Las Vegas Barber­shop Choir and he served as the choir’s librarian for five years. He enjoyed playing golf and working.
He is lovingly remem­bered by his four chil­dren—JoAnn (Mike) Straw of Pipestone, Greg (Mary) Madsen of Kildeer, Illi­nois, Jeff (Patti) Madsen of Cave Creek, Arizona, and Melissa (Tom) Kruzel of Deadwood, South Dakota; seven grandchildren— Brad Straw, Sara (Shane) Delaney, James (Courtney) Madsen, Rob Madsen, Will Madsen, Danielle (Harley) Mecke and Nick Madsen; and three great-grand­daughters—Kayleigh Straw and Aubrey and Mackenzie Delaney. He was preceded in death by his wife Audrey, his wife Janice, and his parents.

Ione Svendsen

June 13, 2019

obit Ione SvendsenDec. 15, 1919 – May 26, 2019

Ione Valera Svendsen, age 99, formerly of Ty­ler and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died May 26 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylva­nia, surrounded by fam­ily. Her memorial service will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls on Sunday, June 23, 1:30 p.m. Family will be present one hour before the service. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
She was born in Tyler on Dec. 15, 1919, to Wil­liam and Thora (Jacobsen) Neiman, baptized in San­born, Iowa, and confirmed at First English Lutheran Church in Tyler, where she was a member for all but seven years from 1923 until 2003. She graduated from Tyler High School.
Ione married Kenneth Thompson on April 23, 1939, in Huron, South Dakota. They lived in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Sleepy Eye, and Richmond, California, and had three sons—Darrell Keith, Gary David and Leslie Gene. She married Woodrow Svendsen on Oct. 26, 1946. They moved to Tyler and operated the Chat ’n’ Chew Cafe, a popular eating and gath­ering place. After a home basketball or football game, the place would be jammed. After leaving the restaurant business, Ione and Woody cooked at the Tyler Golf Club for several years, while Ione also was employed at Urb’s Mercan­tile, then Meyer’s Clothing. In 1997, she was named Tyler’s Employee of the Year. Two daughters were born to Ione and Woody— Jerryn Elaine and Janelle Rae.
Ione was active at First English Lutheran Church, serving on the education and stewardship commit­tees, in WELCA, Morning Circle, and quilting group. She also completed the two-year Bethel Bible Study teacher training.
In 2003, she moved to Sunnycrest Village in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to be near her sons. There she was a member of Our Sav­ior’s Lutheran Church and was involved with WELCA and the quilting group. After moving to Pennsyl­vania to live with a grand­daughter, she continued to watch Our Savior’s wor­ship services on television. Throughout her life, Ione had an extraordinary abil­ity to befriend people and remember their names and life stories. She en­joyed being with family and friends, cross stitch­ing, reading, working crossword puzzles, and playing dominoes, Skip- Bo, and Hand and Foot card games.
She was preceded in death by sons Gary and Darrell, husband Wood­row, and three brothers. She is survived by son Les (Carolyn) Svendsen of Minneapolis; daughters Jerryn (Douglas) Carson of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and Janelle (Henry) Hoff­man of Los Angeles, Cal­lifornia; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, eight nephews and nieces, and a sister.
Memorials are preferred to First English Lutheran Church or Our Savior’s Lu­theran Church.

Leslie “Les” Hansen

June 13, 2019

Aug. 19, 1932 – June 2, 2019

Leslie “Les” Hansen, age 86 of Tyler, died peace­fully on Sunday, June 2 at his residence in Tyler. Memorial visitation was held Saturday, June 8, 1-2 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Tyler. A memorial service followed the visita­tion on Saturday at 2 p.m. Inurnment was in Dane­bod Cemetery in Tyler. Ar­rangements were with the Hartquist Funeral Home -Tyler Chapel. To read Les’ life history and sign an on­line registry, please visit www.hartquistfuneral. com.
Leslie “Les” Loyd Han­sen, the youngest of five children, was born to Hans and Emma (Winter) Hans­en on Aug. 19, 1932, on the family farm near Canby. At the age of 6, Les relocated to a farm in Tyler with his family, where he attended school. At an early age, he began helping his father with farm and construc­tion work. Les was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952. He completed basic train­ing in Kentucky before his tour in Korea. After his honorable discharge in 1954, he returned to Tyler, then moved to Mankato to attend trade school while working part-time at a local gas station. He was married to Sylvia Anders­en on March 16, 1956. The couple returned to Tyler in 1958 and leased a gas sta­tion in town, which they operated for six years. Les began working at the Ford garage as a mechan­ic until his retirement in 1990. Until the spring of 2007, he helped out with mechanic work at Virg’s Auto Sales and Service. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking and camp­ing. On Sunday, June 2, Les passed away at the age of 86 years, nine months, and 14 days.
He will be remembered by his wife Sylvia; daugh­ter Debra (Gary) Rosen­thal of Bertha; grand­sons Jeffrey and Nicholas Rosenthal; sisters-in-law Carol and Marcia Hansen; and brothers-in-law Rich­ard (Dorothy) and Rodney (Janet) Andersen. Les was preceded in death by his son Michael Hansen, and siblings Vernon, Virgil, Milo and Viola.

Dona Langswierdt

June 6, 2019

obit langswierdtSept. 27, 1943 – May. 20, 2019

Dona Langswierdt, age 75 of Ruthton, passed away on May 20 at Avera Tyler Hospital in Tyler. A memo­rial service will be held Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. at Tyler Alliance Church in Tyler. Visitation will be at Tyler Alliance Church on Friday, June 7, 5-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the ser­vice on Saturday.
Dona Jean (Barron) Langswierdt was born to Donald and Helen Barron on Sept. 27, 1943 in Tyler. She was baptized and con­firmed at Opdahl Lutheran Church in Florence. Dona was the oldest of eight children in the Barron fam­ily, who farmed near Ruth­ton. She attended school in Ruthton and graduated in 1961. After high school she enrolled in cosmetol­ogy school in Minneapolis, and thereafter worked as a beautician. In 1964 Dona married Raymond Lang­swierdt, and they were blessed with two sons, Todd and Jeff. The family then moved to California, where Dona was a home­maker and worked vari­ous jobs. In 1993, Dona, Todd and Jeff returned to Ruthton.
Dona then worked for 15 years at REM in Tyler, a residential facility for adults with disabilities. Dona’s motivation at REM was to “make life be the best it could be” for the residents. She retired from REM, but only for a short period before a return to caring for people at Prai­rie Home Hospice for four years. In her efforts to “make life comfortable” for those who were in their fi­nal days, she felt she al­ways received more than she gave. When her son Jeff was ill and required a double transplant, Dona stayed by his side at the hospital for six months until he died.
Dona’s hobbies were knitting and golf, which she took up at the age of 70. She looked forward to the brother and sister weekend on Lake Andrew near New London.
Dona will be greatly missed by her son Todd of Ruthton; granddaugh­ters Hope and Haley, and grandchildren Parker and Ave; her brothers and sis­ters— Susie (Bruce) John­son of Florence, Bonnie (Doug) Peterson of Flor­ence, Jim (Karolyn) Bar­ron of Lynd, Mike (Deb) Barron of Ruthton, Tom (Linda) Barron of Ruthton, and Denny (Kayla) Barron of Springfield; and many nieces and nephews, cous­ins and friends.
Dona was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sister Julie and brother-in-law Bruce; and son Jeff and daughter-in-law Glynis.
Blessed be her memory.

Mark Trautman

June 6, 2019

Mark V. Trautman, age 64 of rural Lake Benton, died unexpectedly on Fri­day, May 31 at the Tyler Avera Hospital in Tyler.
A memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, June 5, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. A memorial service will follow the visitation on Wednesday, June 5, start­ing at 12 p.m. at church. A private family inurnment will be held in St. John Im­manuel Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Hartquist Funeral Home–Lake Benton. To read Mark’s life history and sign an online registry, please visit www.hartquistfuner­al.com.

Leslie “Les” Hansen

June 6, 2019

Leslie “Les” Hansen, age 86 of Tyler, died peacefully on Sunday, June 2 at his home in Tyler.
A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, June 8, 1-2 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Tyler. A memorial service will fol­low the visitation on Sat­urday, June 8, starting at 2 p.m. Inurnment will be in the Danebod Cemetery in Tyler.
Arrangements are with the Hartquist Fu­neral Home, Tyler Chapel. To read Les’ life history and sign an online reg­istry, please visit www. hartquistfuneral.com.

Harris Sorensen

May 30, 2019

obit Sorensen Harris Obit PhotoNov. 27, 1922 – May. 24, 2019

A Celebration of Life Ser­vice for Harris J. Sorensen, age 96 of Fairmont, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Inter­ment will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont with military honors pro­vided by the Lee C. Pren­tice American Legion Post 36 and Martin County Vet­erans of Foreign Wars Post 1222. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 29, 5-7 p.m. at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
Harris passed away Fri­day morning, May 24, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. Lakeview Fu­neral Home in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Harris John Sorensen was born Nov. 27, 1922 in Ringsted, Iowa, to Axel and Alma (Nielsen) Sorensen. The family moved to a farm near Tyler, where he attended Tyler High School and graduated with honors in 1940. He was active in 4-H and received the State of Minnesota Agricultural 4-H Award for Livestock Production in 1942. He was also a president of the Rural Youth Association in Lincoln County.
During World War II, he attended Purdue Universi­ty and was commissioned as Ensign after graduat­ing from Cornell Midship­man’s School at Cornell University in New York. Naval duty was served aboard a destroyer mine sweeper in the Pacific and at Pearl Harbor in the Dis­trict Legal Office. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
Harris was united in marriage to June Lenore Carlson in St. Paul at Ar­lington Hills Lutheran Church on Sept. 27, 1947. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, he accepted a job at Mer­chants National Bank of Fargo as the first full-time agriculture rep in North Dakota. During his seven years there, he was presi­dent of the Upper Mid­west 5 State Agriculture Council, national director for the Junior Chamber of Commerce, director of the Red River Valley Boy Scouts, Northwest Farm Managers Association, and an active member of First Lutheran Church.
In 1954 he was promot­ed to vice-president and cashier of the Wahpeton National Bank. Activities included director of the Greater North Dakota As­sociation, president of the Wahpeton Kiwanis Club, Elks Club and Golf Club. He served as a trustee of Bethel Lutheran Church and assisted in building a new church. The fam­ily moved to Minneota in 1960, where as president and C.E.O, he presided over the building of a new bank. He was president of the Business Club and a member of various service clubs. In 1965 the family moved to Fairmont, where children Sandra, JoAnn and John graduated from Fairmont High School. As president and C.E.O of First Bank Fairmont in 1967, Harris was active in com­munity development be­ing president of the Cham­ber of Commerce in 1971, director of Interlaken Golf Club, trustee of Grace Lu­theran Church, Bureau 14, Fairmont Go, Fair­mont Development Corp., life-time member of V.F.W Post 1222, Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36, the Elks Club and former member of the Exchange Club. Upon retirement on July 1, 1985, Harris and June spent winters in Ari­zona until 2006 when they returned to Fairmont full time. Harris enjoyed fish­ing, golfing, dancing, mu­sic, horses, boating, hunt­ing, traveling and playing bridge.
Left to cherish his mem­ory are his children— San­dra Sunde and her hus­band Steven of St. James, John Sorensen and his wife Jennie of Fairmont, and JoAnn Huss and her hus­band Michael of New Ulm; grandchildren Berit (Char­lie) Morse, Maren (Dar­ren) Viland, Kristina (Eric) Sunde-Wood, Jesse So­rensen, Rebecca Sorensen, Franz Huss and Karl Huss; great-grandchildren Grace Viland, Maggie Viland, El­liott Viland, Sheldon Wood, Annabelle Morse and Wil­liam Morse; sister-in-law Betty Swenson of Gilbert, Arizona; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Harris was preceded in death by his parents Axel and Alma Sorensen; wife June Sorensen; brother, Harold Sorensen; sister and her husband, Helen and Robert Boulton; sister-in-law and husband, Bon­nie and Elmer Odegard; brother-in-law Roger Sw­enson; and nephews Gene and Roger Boulton.