Dennis Nelson

March 8, 2018

obit Nelson DennisAug. 30, 1940 – March 1, 2018

Dennis Wilbur Nelson, age 77 of Winnebago, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 1 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. There will be a private family service at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be left at www.pattonfh.com.
Dennis (Denny) Wil­bur Nelson, son of Wilbur Elvin Nelson and Esther Carrie Koustrup, was born Aug. 30, 1940 in Tyler. He graduated from Tyler High School in 1958 and joined the United States Navy in May 1961. He traveled ex­tensively throughout the Far East before perform­ing many operations dur­ing the Viet Nam War.
In 1965 Dennis was honorably discharged and went to work for Stokely Van Camp in Winnebago, where he met his future wife, Janet Hart. They were married on June 10, 1967 and moved to New Hope, where he worked as an electrician and Janet taught school.
In 1971 the couple moved with their infant son Timothy to Janet’s an­cestral home on the north side of Bass Lake. There they began farming and their son Robert was born the following year. Denny farmed his entire life and retired in 2004.
Throughout his life, Denny enjoyed travel­ling, photography, lapi­dary, coin collecting and woodworking. He served for many years as a town­ship supervisor, American Legion Commander and was an active member of the Bass Lake Community Church.
For the last several years Denny was a resident of the Luverne Veterans Home.
Dennis is survived by his wife Janet (Hart) Nel­son of Bass Lake; sons Tim (Mona) Nelson of Albert Lea and Rob (Lori) Nelson of Winnebago; grandchil­dren Isabella, Elisabeth, Al­exandra and Molly Nelson; younger sister Karen Miles of Minneota; and several nieces and nephews.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, step­father Earl Jacobson, and his older brother, James Nelson of Rapid City, South Dakota.

Arnold Garbers

March 8, 2018

Funeral service for Arnold John Garbers, age 92 of Lake Benton, will be Saturday, March 10, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Lake Benton. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral, 1-2p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Hill Cemetery in Lake Benton following the service.
He died Monday, March 5 at Perham Health in Perham.
Arrangements are with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.

Faye Meyer

March 8, 2018

obit Meyer Faye photoBEVELDec. 9, 1930 – Feb. 25, 2018

Memorial service for Faye Meyer, age 87 of Lake Benton, was Satur­day, March 3, 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Visita­tion was Friday, 5-7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. Interment was in Diamond Lake Cemetery in rural Lake Benton. Faye passed away Sunday, Feb. 25 at Avera Sunrise Manor in Tyler. Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Fu­neral Home, Utoft-Johans­en Chapel in Lake Benton. On-line at www.hartquist­funeral.com.
Faye Frances Meyer was born Dec. 9, 1930 to Art and Nell (Raine) Salzman in Tyler. Faye grew up on the family farm in Diamond Lake Township north of Lake Benton. She was bap­tized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Lake Benton. Faye grad­uated from Lake Benton High School in 1948.
Following her education, she was united in marriage to E. Marvin Meyer on April 30, 1949. Their union was blessed with five children and 53 years together. The couple lived in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for one year, where Marvin worked for Old Home Bakery and Faye worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. In 1951 they moved to the family farm. Her primary job for many years was raising her five children, teaching them life skills to become independent with a strong work ethic. There were never idle hands. In 1979 they built a home on Highway 75 north of Lake Benton. Faye enjoyed working various jobs in the area. This included serving as a dietary cook at Divine Providence Hos­pital in Ivanhoe, volunteer driver for Lincoln County Transit, and Avon sales. In 2001 they moved into Lake Benton.
Marvin passed away on June 5, 2002. Following a fractured hip from a re­cent fall, Faye entered the care of Avera Sunrise Man­or Nursing Home in Tyler. She passed away there peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 25 at the age of 87 years.
Faye was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton and had served in the GLCW and Diamond Lake Cemetery Board for many years. Faye enjoyed baking, gar­dening, maintaining a well-kept yard, and bird watching. She especially enjoyed time spent with her family.
Faye is lovingly re­membered by her four children— Jill (and Paul) Borresen of Tyler, Connie (and Brent) Bressler of Lake Benton, Terry (and Anthony) Savas of El Do­rado Hills, California, and Rick Meyer (and Deb Fre­dricks) of Ihlen; ten grand­children—Chet Borresen, Troy (Brooke) Borresen, Chris (Cara) Bressler, Car­rie (Ryan) Forster, Chad Tittle, Rachel Savas, Nik­kos Savas, Jessica Meyer, Joshua Meyer, and Joanna (Matt) Hess; 18 great grandchildren; a brother, Gene (Lorraine) Salzman of Fairbanks, Alaska; niec­es, nephews, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Meyer, son Douglas Meyer, and sisters Gladys Mann and Ione Anderson.
Blessed and eternal be her memory.

Mavis Norgaard

March 1, 2018

obit Norgaard MavisJan. 14, 1931 – Feb. 22, 2018

Mavis Elenora Allan Bortnem Norgaard, age 87 of Luverne, formerly of Tyler, died Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Good Samaritan Society-Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. Funeral services were held Tues­day, Feb. 27 at the United Church of Garretson, South Dakota. Interment was in the Summit Hill Cemetery, rural Garretson.
Mavis was born Jan. 14, 1931 to Sidney and Ele­nora (Reemts) Allan. She lived with her family on the Alex Allan homestead, which was near the site of the Palisades, South Da­kota. She grew up loving the beautiful scenery and learning what the ances­tors had accomplished. She attended Palisade, Roadside, and Garretson schools. She was con­firmed in the Evangelical and Reformed Lutheran Church in Garretson. She was active in her beloved church as a member of the choir, Sunday School su­perintendent and teacher, and dining room hostess for many occasions. Her parents, church relatives, and friends were very im­portant to her.
In 1953, Mavis and El­mer Bortnem were united in marriage and unto this union two children were born, Randy Duane and Kathleen Marlene. After their divorce, Mavis and her two children resided with her parents in Gar­retson, South Dakota until 1970 when they moved to Tyler, where she married Keith Norgaard. While she was married to Keith, she attended Danebod Lu­theran Church. She was active in the choir, altar society, served at funer­als, and was a commu­nion assistant and greeter. She learned how to bake æbleskiver in the old pow­er house. Her German cof­fee cake was not allowed as only Danish coffee cake was served. She worked at the Marshall Cemetery for eight years; and also did wallpapering, painting, housecleaning, rosema­ling, and aiding the elderly. She volunteered in the beauty shop at the nurs­ing home. While in Garret­son, she was employed in the doctor’s office, which she greatly enjoyed. Her life was very busy as she worked with both her par­ents and enjoyed the many get-togethers they had.
While growing up near the Palisades, Mavis walked to school and enjoyed the fresh early mornings and sounds of the early birds singing. After rains, water would flow through the ra­vine and pasture and over the rocks. She enjoyed watching the river run and it only took a few minutes to walk to the river to fish. The beauty of working with her parents, the won­derful sounds of nature, being with her relatives, neighbors and friends, her very good school teachers, and her church, were the most beautiful memories of her life. She was never alone as her God was al­ways with her.
Mavis will be buried in her hometown cemetery outside Garretson, South Dakota along with her an­cestors, relatives, and all the church members she grew up with. She is home once again.
Mavis is survived by her children Randy (Karen Da­gel) Bortnem of Tyler, and Kathy (Dale) Feekes of Lu­verne; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchil­dren; and a sister, Marlene Farrand. She was preced­ed in death by her parents, husband Keith Norgaard, a precious grandson, and a brother, Duane Allan.
On-line condolences and video tribute at www.min­nehahafuneralhome.com.

Faye Meyer

March 1, 2018

Memorial service for Faye Meyer, age 87 of Lake Benton, will be Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Visitation is Friday, 5-7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran. Interment will be at Diamond Lake Ceme­tery in rural Lake Benton.
Faye died Sunday, Feb. 25 at Avera Sunrise Manor in Tyler.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. On-line at www.hartquist­funeral.com.
Faye is survived by her four children—Jill (Paul) Borresen of Tyler, Connie (Brent) Bressler of Lake Benton, Terry (Anthony) Savas of El Dorado Hills, California, and Rick Meyer (Deb Fredricks) of Ihlen; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gene (Lorraine) Salzman of Fairbanks, Alaska; nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Mey­er; son Douglas Meyer; and sisters Gladys Mann and Ione Anderson.

Curtis Weber

March 1, 2018

obit Curt Weber 5a8b3fd789eebMarch 5, 1957 – Feb. 18, 2018

Curtis Weber, age 60 of Glenwood, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Feb. 18 at home under the care of hospice. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Sat­urday, Feb. 24 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood. Visitation with viewing was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, Feb. 23, 4-7 p.m. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Glenwood. Arrangements were with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.
Curtis Hugo Weber, son of Paul and Rosemary (Kelley) Weber, was born March 5, 1957 in Tyler. He grew up on a farm and at­tended school in Lake Ben­ton. After high school, Curt enrolled at Southwest Min­nesota State University in Marshall, where he earned a degree in Agribusiness and played football. On June 14, 1980 he married his college sweetheart, An­gela Homan. The two first made their home in Tyler and in 1988, the family moved to Glenwood. Their marriage was blessed with three sons—Corey, Brian and Adam.
Curt loved spending time with his devoted employ­ees and loyal customers during his lifelong career at Midwest Machinery Co. He was honored to serve on the Board of Directors at Eagle Bank for several years. Curt was an inspira­tion to everyone who knew him and touched countless lives. His humility, sense of humor, genuine kindness, generosity, and selfless­ness will be his legacy. Curt never let ALS define him or break his spirit, as evidenced by the way he carried himself. Through­out his courageous fight he continued to be a light and role model for those who knew him, always putting the needs of others before himself.
Curt’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. He loved trav­eling and experiencing new things, but his favor­ite place was the family cabin. He always said his ultimate accomplishment was his 37-year marriage to the love of his life, An­gie. He was quick to vocal­ize his appreciation for An­gie’s unwavering love and support throughout their union. Her strength and faith was a source of inspi­ration and comfort for him and their entire family.
Curt is survived by his mother Rosemary Reyn­olds and her husband Howard “Stub” of Pip­estone; his wife Angie of Glenwood; their three sons—Corey (Christy) of Plymouth, Brian (Kirsten) of Plymouth, and Adam (Kristin) of Sartell; six grandchildren— Carson, Cami, Cooper, Caleb, Isaac, and Eddie; four sisters— Paulette Kissell, Patti Gackstetter, Colleen (Kel­ly) O’Briant, and Laurie (Barry) Cavanaugh; three brothers— Jeff (Kathy) Weber, Andy (Roxy) We­ber, and Kelly (Wendi) We­ber; caregiver and friend Shawn Stumpf; cousin JT Weber; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Paul Weber and nephew Jamie.
Memorial donations in memory of Curt may be made to Glacial Ridge Homecare and Hospice (glacialridge.org) or ALS ND/MN/SD chapter (alsmn.org).

Dona Hanson

February 22, 2018

obit Hanson Dona photoAug. 3, 1935 – Feb. 16, 2018

Memorial service for Dona Hanson, age 82 of Tyler, was Tuesday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. at First English Lutheran Church in Tyler. Visitation was one hour prior, 10-11 a.m. Burial will be in Danebod Luther­an Cemetery in Tyler.
She died Friday, Feb. 16 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Arrangements were with the Hartquist Fu­neral Home–Utoft Johan­sen Chapel in Tyler. Please visit www.hartquistfuner­al.com to sign an online registry and read the full obituary.
Dona Jean Hanson was born Aug. 3, 1935 to Don­ald and Bertha (Clausen) Tripp in Howard, South Dakota. She grew up in Howard, where she was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church, and graduated from How­ard High School in 1953. She enrolled in Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Yankton, South Da­kota, graduating in 1956. On Aug. 18, 1956 Dona married Lyle Hanson at Bethany Lutheran Church. Their union was blessed with three children and 61 years of life together. Dona was a registered nurse at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (1956-1958), Madison Hospital in Madison, South Dakota (1958-1961), Mor­ris Hospital in Morris (1961-1965), and at Tyler Healthcare Center in Tyler from 1966 until her retire­ment in 2007.
Dona was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Tyler, where she was a member of the Evening Circle, sang in the choir, and had served as secretary and vice-president of WELCA. She was part of a bridge club, played piano, liked read­ing and playing golf, where she especially enjoyed the 19th Hole. She loved spending time with friends and family, and having a glass of wine. Dona was extremely proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Dona is lovingly remem­bered by her husband Lyle; her children—Doug (Sher­yl) of Buffalo, Wyoming, Lisa (Steve) Steinhouse of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Cheryl (Todd) Neu­berger of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; eight grandchil­dren—Mike (Kari) Han­son, Teresa Hanson, Am­ber (Todd) Meulebroeck, Nathan (Rudi) Neuberger, Matt Steinhouse, Andy Steinhouse, Kaity (Jason) Barker and Karly Neuberg­er; 12 great-grandchil­dren—Conner, McKenzie, Caidynce, Kennedy, Carma, Horizon, Augustine, Dax­ton, Cora, Journey, Jace and Adrianna; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Robert Tripp, sister Mary Johnson, nephew David, and niece Judy.
Blessed be her memory.

Lorraine Van Dyke

February 22, 2018

Oct. 18, 1935 – Feb. 19, 2018

Funeral services for Lor­raine Van Dyke, age 82 of Pipestone, will be Satur­day, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Lake Benton. Visitation is Fri­day, 4-7 p.m. at First Bap­tist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Hill Cemetery. She died Monday, Feb. 19 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral. com.
Lorraine (Brands) Van Dyke was born to Evert and Fannie (Driesen) Brands on Oct. 18, 1935 in Rock Valley, Iowa. On Nov. 1, 1958 Lorraine was unit­ed in marriage to Albert John Van Dyke at the First Baptist Church parsonage of Elkton, South Dakota.
Lorraine is survived by her husband Albert; eight children—Ruth (Myron) Miller of Blue Earth, Mar­lin Van Dyke of Tyler, Di­anne Van Dyke of Moun­tain Lake, Marlys (Brian) Moser of Tyler, Donna (Richard) Morris of Pip­estone, Jerry Van Dyke of Mountain Lake, Alvin Van Dyke of Mountain Lake, and Betty Blom of Pip­estone; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchil­dren; siblings Henrietta Van Dyke, John (Mary) Brands, Rolena Dooyema, Ed (Marcene) Brands, Henry (Marlene) Brands, Bernard (Sue) Brands, and Harold (Marilyn) Brands; and many other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Jim and Gerrit Brands and Frances Groe­newold, infant siblings Rena and Gerrit Brands, and great-grandson An­drew Wiyninger.

Wallace Jorgensen

February 22, 2018

Wallace “Wally” Jorgens­en, age 87 of Pipestone, died Friday, Feb. 9 at the Slayton Rehab and Health­care Center in Slayton.
No services are planned. Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Christensen

February 16, 2018

Memorial service for Nancy Christensen, age 82 of Tyler, formerly of Lake Benton, will be Saturday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Visitation will be Friday, March 23, 5-7 p.m. at St. John’s Lu­theran Church. Interment will be at Memorial Hill Cemetery. On-line regis­try may be found at www. hartquistfuneral.com