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TRIBUNE Inside Wednesday, March 10, 2004 Page 3 OBITUARIES Marvin Joel Pederson Services were held for Marvin Joel Pederson 2004 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Storden, Alan Buresh officiated and organist was Ardelle was Elizabeth Johnson. Casket bearers f Madson, Steve Pederson, Bill Pederson, Jerry Murray Grams, Todd Madson. Interment was Lutheran Cemetery, Sundown Township, MN. on April 4, 1917 in Sundown Township, mty, MN. He was baptized at an early age at Church in Sundown township, Redwood Marvin received his education in Sundown After finishing his education, Marvin stayed on lace to help his father with the farming. Marvin for 24 years south of Storden in Rosehill and then for 10 years one mile west of Storden in:1986 and moving to an apartment in remained in his apartment in Westbrook until resident of the Westbrook Good Samaritan 31, 2003. He remained there until he died 2004 at the age of 86 years. long time member of the Bethany Lutheran where he was an usher and on the church  Played a lot of baseball in his earlier years for the team and also enjoyed watching baseball Years. is survived by many nieces and nephews and him in death were his parents; brother Clifton Gerda Madson, Leona Meyer, and Evelyn Oliver Anderson Services were held Friday, March 5, 2004 for in Sleepy Eye, MN. Oliver died on March 3, Eye Hospital at the age of 89 years, 10 days. April 25, 1914 in Westbrook, MN. He was Son of Oscar and Edith (Sager) Anderson. He in a Lutheran Church in Westbrook and con- Swedish Lutheran Church in Wausa, NE. He school two years in Wausa and two years in in 1932. on the farm and then in all kinds 1950 he began working for an aerial photogra- Which eventually led to acquiring his own busi- Park, IA. In this business he covered the After twelve years he moved to California in Pest Control for eleven years, but due to a was forced to go on disability at age 58. He OK in 1976. of 1985, Oliver moved to Sleepy Eye where Lutheran Church. Here he found a true friends and love. He grew in his faith active in volunteer and support work. He was m organizing a New Beginnings Group for wid- persons in New UIm and Fairmont. He Experience for several years. of the Lay Renewal Ministries and of churches in MN and Wl. Later he Companion Program, administered with Services, visiting shut-ins and lonely people area. He received the Brown County and Letters of Commendation from )ich and Carlson. by son Don (Sandy) of Sleepy Eye; daugh- Wright of Lakeville; two brothers, Milford md Vernon of Le Sueur; sister Leone nine grandchildren and 12 great i; cousins and nieces; and special friend Trudy Sleepy Eye. sd in death by his parents and brother, Elsie Villa Funeral services were held Saturday, March 6, 2004 at Trinity Lutheran church, Westbrook, MN. Burial was in the Westbrook cemetery. Elsie, 92, of Westbrook died Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at the Granite Falls Manor in Granite Falls. Elsie Margaretha Villa was born January 17, 1912 in Avoca, MN to Leonard and Elizabeth (Ewy) Grein. She was baptized and confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church in Avoca, and in Avoca and Plymouth, NE, graduating High School. She attended Peru State in Peru, NE and taught school in Jansen, CONTROL COUNTY d County is offering any Township, City or Individual the opportunity to participate in its COunty.wide dust control.program. a fiat fee of $230, a treatment of liquid Chloride will be applied to any gravel etreet in early June. The treatment will 24' wide x 400' long, and will control 3 months. AND fee payments must be Application blanks at the County Highway P.O. Box 6, 635 West Bridge St., Falls, MN 56283, or from Cit( and Clerks. Ernest G. Fiala, P.E. County Highway Engineer Elsie married Kermit M. Villa on August 7, 1931 in Beatrice, NE. She moved to Westbrook with her husband in 1932, and joined Trinity Lutheran Church, which has remained her church home. Elsie was very active in her church, teaching Sunday School, Release Time and Vacation Bible School, and served for many years as Sunday School Superintendent. She enjoyed sewing, paint- ing and writing poetry. Survivors include her children Keith (LaVonne) Villa of Westbrook, Errol (Perci) Villa of Mankato, Voni (Vern) Vosberg of Granite Falls; eleven grandchildren and seven- teen great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Kermit, two sisters and three brothers. Eileen Aurel Sundahl Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at the American Lutheran Church in Windom, MN with Pastor Stephen Norby and Pastor Gregory Hall officiating. Carol Vought was the organist. Eileen died on Friday afternoon, March 5, 2004 at the Sogge Good Samaritan Center in Windom at the age of 84. Casketbearers were Bryan Miller, Erik Widvey, Bradley Miller, Peter Widvey, Mark Widvey, David Reynolds. Honorary bearers were Jane Miller, Jennifer Reynolds and members of Eileen's Altar Guild and Circle. Interment was in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Storden, MN. Eileen Aurel (Peterson) Sundahl was born May 16, 1919 in Westbrook, MN to R.S. and Anna (Olson) Peterson. She was baptized and later confirmed in the faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. She received her elemen- tary and secondary education in the Westbrook Public Schools and later graduated from MN State University in Mankato with a teaching degree. She then taught in coun- try school until marriage. On December 17, 1940, Eileen was united in marriage to Jesse C. Sundahl. This union was blessed with three chil- dren: Rebecca Ann, Daniel James, and Jessica Ruth. After Jesse's discharge from the U.S. Army in 1945, Eileen and her family made their home in Storden, MN where she was a devoted mother and wife while raising her three children. Eileen resumed her teaching career in 1960 and retired from the Storden school district in 1984. Eileen was a faithful member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden where she served on the church council, the church education commit- tee and taught Sunday school. In 1985, Eileen moved to Windom and transferred her church membership to the American Lutheran Church where she participated in WELCA, Circle, Altar Guild, Young at Heart, quilting activi- ties, and served on the Stewardship Board. She was also an active volunteer in the Windom elementary schools, at Sogge Memorial Home, and in her church. Having coffee or lunch and traveling with her friends brought her much pleas- ure during her retirement years. And in her spare time, she found time for knitting dishrags and doing crossword puz- zles. Grateful for having shared her life are her one son, Daniel (Ellen) Sundahl of Hillsdale, MI; one daughter, Jessica (John) Widvey of Worthington; son-in-law, Norman Miller of Plymouth; 6 grandchildren, Bradley (Jane) Miller; Bryan Miller; Jennifer (David) Reynolds; Erik, Mark, and Peter Widvey; 6 great grandchildren, Kaia and Josh Miller; Grace and Abby" Reynolds; Katie and Lindsey Widvey; one sister, Carol Discher of Issaqua, WA; and several other relatives and friends. Eileen is-preceded in death by her parents; spouse, Jesse; daughter, Rebecca Ann (Miller); sisters, Louella Eng, Juanita Jaeger, and Leona Dom; brother, R.D. (Bud) Peterson. Eleanor I. Schmidt Funeral services for Eleanor Ingrid Schmidt will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2004 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Storden,Mn, with Pastor Alan Buresh offi- ciating, and Ardelle Swenson organist. Casketbearers will be Dennis Schmidt, Robert Schmidt, Keith Schmidt, Eric Schmidt, Tom Reinke, Dennis Turner. Interment will be in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Storden, MN. Eleanor Ingrid Schmidt was born November 27, 1911 in Wausau, NE to the late Carl F. and Selma (Wild) Lind. She was baptized at an early age at Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden and later confirmed in that same church. On February 7, 1941, Eleanor was united in marriage to Menno Henry Schmidt in Storden, MN. To this marriage were born 5 children; Gordon Duane, Jean Marie, Dennis Eugene, Robert Lee and Keith Alan. After marriage, Eleanor and Menno lived on a farm south of Westbrook where they farmed until 1947. In 1947, they moved to Storden where Eleanor was a devoted wife and mother. On July 25, 1982, Menno passed away. After his death, Eleanor continued to live in Storden until 1992 when she moved to an apartment in Eden Prairie. Shortly after moving to Eden Prairie, Eleanor became a resident of the Castle Ridge Care Center in Eden Prairie. She lived there for several years until March 4, 2004 when she died at the age of 92. Eleanor was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden. Survivors include, one daughter, Jean Marie (John) Canupp of Spanish Fort, AL; three sons, Dennis Eugene (Cindy) Schmidt of Savage; Robert Lee (Gay) Schmidt of Eden Prairie; and Keith Alan (Yong Hui) Schmidt of Rowlett, TX; one daughter-in-law, Inga Schmidt of Glen Bumie, Maryland; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and sev- eral other family and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Menno Schmidt; one son, Gordon Duane in 1997; two brothers, Karl and Maynard Lind; and one sister, Corrine Shaner. Area news briefs Fulda -- Kirsten Ommen designed the winning artwork that will be used at this year's Wood Duck Festival. The theme for the festival is "Woody for President" and had to be used on the artwork. Kirsten is the daughter of Rieki and Lori Ommen. Lamberton -- While the KEYC-TV, Mankato was in town, interviewing Stephen Danielson, DDS and Steve Krinke, EDA, en route home the reporter also stopped at the Lamberton Stockyards and interviewed owner Darvin Voge, concerning mad cow disease. The inter- views aired last Thursday at 6 and 1 p.m. Slayton -- The Murray County Hospital and Clinic and Medical Provider staff members announce the consolida- tion of the two Murray County Clinic sites into a single Clinic site located on the Murray County Memorial Hospital Campus, 2040 Juniper Av., Slayton. March 15 marks the initial day for the consolidation. Traey -- In order to pay mounting expenses related to Tracy Aquatic Center litigation and testing, the Tracy City council has authorized a second loan of $200,000 loan from its hospital trust fund. The first loan was in 2001 for $355,000. The hospital trust fund is money that the city received when the Sioux Valley Health System began leasing the Tracy Hospital and Medical Clinic in 1997. Windom -- Will the Windom city council ask residents to take another vote on a telecommunications project? That's the question that came before the council toward the end of Tuesday's regular meeting. Mayor Coralee Krueger pointed out that a decision is needed by the council's next meeting, March 15. The council made no decision on Tuesday. i Where can you find the region's best cancer care? Your own Sire 1961, Medical X-Ray Center a its 31 board certihed have built quite a sophisfica treatment of region's first PET-CT X.Knife State-the-art equipment7 combined with acomprehensive array of medic our abh!y to motiona! and the ;ides of cancer. 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