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SENTINEL TRIBUNE ON RECORD Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Page 2 q)BITUARIES Norman Prechel Funeral services for Norman Prechel was held July 16, 2013 at the Tracy Area Funeral Home. Burial was in Gales Township Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfu- neralservice.com. Norman Prechel age 83 of Lucan passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. Norman Prechel was born August 21, 1929 in Bashaw Township, Brown County, MN to William and Edna (Stark) Prechel. He was baptized and confirmed at Stately Church in Brown County. :: Norman attended country school. :: He served in the Air Force from November, 1949 to September, 1953. On June 3, 1956 Norman was united in marriage to Mary Larsen. The couple farmed west of Redwood Falls until 1965 when they moved to Walnut Grove. They lived on the Doc Inglis farm and took care of the livestock and crops until 1972, and then moved to Lucan in 2011. Norman loved hunting, fishing, and trapping. He enjoyed playing cards and video games. Norman also enjoyed gardening, chopping wood, and trying his luck on lottery tickets. Survivors include his wife Mary of Lucan; children: Joyce Prechel and Tom (Lieah) Prechel, all of Lucan; step grandchildren Brandy (Aaron) Deterling of Morton and Whitney Lord-Heath of Redwood Falls; step great grandchildren Todd, Maverick, Griffin and August; siblings: Henry (Irene), Eugene (Marge) Betty Stockland, Alfred (Connie), Dennis, and Sandy Braillia; sisters- in-law Phyllis Junemann and Patty Prechel; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter Loretta; sib- lings Melvin, Alvin, Lorraine, and Robert. Phyllis Barrie Mass of Christian Burial for Phyllis Fannie (Reynolds) Barrie was held Monday, July 15, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Currie. Interment was in the church cem- etery. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralser- vice.com. Phyllis, 91, Westbrook died Thursday, July 11, 2013 at her home. Phyllis was born February 17, 1922 on the family farm north of Tracy, MN to Philip and Fannie (Flesner) Reynolds. She attended country school near Balaton, grad- uateing from Tracy High School in 1941. She furthered her education at Mankato Commercial College. On October 1, 1945, Phyllis married Charles Barrie at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Cuttle. Together the couple lived in the Currie area and Phyllis worked at Campbell's Soup Company. They moved to Dovray where she operated the restaurant until it was destroyed by a fire in 1967. The couple then moved to Westbrook where Phyllis has resided since. Phyllis was famous for making her potato salad. She ironed, mended, and altered clothes for people in the community. She spent her time babysitting and caring for all the elderly neighbors, checking on them and bringing them goodies. Phyllis was a proud Gold Star member of the Westbrook VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed garden- ing, :canning, crocheting and needlework. She loved to read her ronianee novels, and play cards - especially Pinochle. She and Charles loved traveling and seeing the country. Survivors include her children: Marvene Barrie (friend Mike Reck), Worthington, Marcia Hein, Hager City, WI, Sheila Krick (special friend Tom Lindley), Northome, Charlene (John) Cooley, rural Westbrook, Charles (Pam) Barrie, Jr., Westbrook, Laura (Dick) Kruger, Adrian; daughter-in-law Diane Barrie, Worthington; 17 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; brother Eugene (DeeDee) Reynolds, Amarillo, TX; sister-in-law Lois Reynolds, Westbrook; many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Charles Sr.; son Edgar; infant granddaughter Marci; brother Leslie Reynolds. CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274-6136 oR 1-800-410-1859 88/71 Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s. 83/6O Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s. 76/138 A few clouds. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 50s. fZ, o,, 8O/84 Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s. 86/63 Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 60s. Catherine Christine Weis Funeral services for Catherine Christine Weis were held Thursday, July 11, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Worthington, MN, with Father Cathal Gallagher officiating. Burial was in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery in Currie, MN. Catherine died Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN. Catherine Christine Weis (Zens) was born February 19, 1917, in Epiphany, SD, to Frank and Catherine (Schmitt) Zens. She was baptized and confirmed in Epiphany. She attended St. Mary's School in Epiphany, SD. She moved to Minnesota with her family in 1937. She was united in Marriage to Philip Christ Weis on October 4, 1943 in Currie. They lived and farmed north of Dovray until they moved to Worthington in 1964, where she worked at Campbell's Soup until her retirement in February 1980. She enjoyed playing cards, watching her beloved Twins base- ball, cooking, quilting, crossword puzzles, and spending time with family and friends. Surviveors include daughters: Mary (Robert) Anderson, Dorothy (Douglas) Kuehl, Helen (Lee) Peterson and Jan Johnson, all from Westbrook; 3 sons: John (Jane) Weis, Avoca, Keith Weis, Dovray and Robert (Seung) Sierra Vista, AZ; and 13 Grandchildren: Dale (Deb) Anderson, Dean (Lori) Anderson, Kelly (Dave) Beaty, Scott (Tami) Kuehl, Jeffery (Kelly) Weis, Staci (John) Bonacorrsi, Monte (Susie) Kuehl, Janae (Randy) Appel, Janelle (Todd) Engstrom, Jamie (Robin) Weis, Nichole Duff, Jesse Johnson and Jolynn (Mike) Edwards; 25 great grandchildren, brother Leo Zens, Glenwood and sister Serene Beierman, Pierz; and numerous relatives and friends. Preceding her in death wwere her parents; infant son (Thomas); husband; 3 brothers: Wilfrid, Amold and Herman; 2 sisters: Theresa Lunders and Gertrude Zens. By Digger Phelps With the summer turning the corner past the 4th of July, both the men and women have concluded league play from the first half. The late start to the golfing season and the weather have made it difficult to get all of the matches played, and hopefully, the second half of the season will be a bit more cooperative. Winners of the first half were as follows: Ladies - 2 Lady League - Gall Smith and Shirley Wolf (won in a playoff with Lynn Elzenga and Linda Carter.) 5 Lady League is still incomplete. Men's Early League 1 - Dave and Ron Jorgenson Men's Early League 2 - Mark Meyer and John Keithahn Men's Intermediate - Winners - Mike Timm and Dave Skarupa Runners up - tie between Kent Erickson and Russ Fay with Dwayne and Mike Eichner. Playoff will be held. (In intermediate league, both the winner and one runner-up are eligible for year-end play- offs.) The next major event for the club will be the Member Guest Tournament this week- end. If you haven't signed up, you may still contact the club- house for a time on Saturday. Sunday tee times will be deter- mined by your flight and will be assigned at the completion of play on Saturday. This tournament is run on the quota system, which means that your total score is of no real con- sequence, just the number of points which you can accumu- late over your assigned quota. Both you and your guest must have an 18-hole handicap in order to establish your quota. This format is different from stroke or match play, and has been quite well received by members in the past. The Ladies' annual cancer tournament is scheduled for Tuesday August 6, and early arrangements are well under- way. This has been a popular means of showing support and raising funds for some very important programs. It has also proven very popular for participants from all around the area. Those in charge have worked diligently to secure some very supportive sponsors along with some wonderful door prizes for all participants. The Ladies' Association has recently focused on more local giving by donating to area hospice programs through this event. If you haven't reserved a time for your four-lady team, you may contact the clubhouse. Recently, we have been for- tunate at Rolling Hills to have hosted quite a number of indi- viduals from a variety of out- of-town locations who have come to play as part of a vaca- tion or just a weekend "get- away". In nearly all of these cases, individuals have been very complimentary regarding our course, our facility, and their experience here. It is gratifying to know that our staff and employees, as well as members who are present must be doing something right to keep attracting these individu- als to the area and to the golf course facility. Keep up the good work! ] Quote of the week- "Second guesses in putting are fatal." ...... Bobby Locke Keep your head down, and we'll see you on the course!! 2009 Americall Proiil ? Hometovm Content Servi Notice to Walnut Grove & area subscibers & readers A drop box for various news items is located at the... Bubai Food Store 507-859-2160 ?ive Inn For your convenience there is a toll-free number at our Westbrook Office 1-800-410-1859 If you have questions or like to place an ad or order printing please call the above number. Westbrook-Walnut Grove YES! Team wins awards Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWlF) and Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center (PWELC) are excited to announce that the Westbrook-Walnut Grove YES! Team was awarded the Grand Prize and Community Involvement YES! Awards for their 2012-2013 project accomplishments. For their efforts, the team received $1250 in award funding to be used in future YES! team work. This award was spon- sored by SWIF and AgStar Financial Services. The Westbrook-Walnut Grove YES! team was part of the Earth YES! class and was led by WWG High School teacher Pat Merrick. 22 stu- dents participated in this class over the course of the year. These students partnered with Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership to edu- cate over 950 community members about water and energy savings at home shows in Luveme, Windom, and Pipestone. They also installed a wind turbine at the high school that will save the school an estimated $530 a year in energy costs. In addition, they worked with the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary to recy- cle old, donated t-shirts into cloth diapers for children in need. The team was also selected to share about their projects and accomplishments with other schools and com- munity leaders at the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Conference in St. Cloud. YES! is a unique experien- tial learning program where youth in grades 7 through 12 engage in hands-on learn- ing and undertake meaningful projects that not only lead to dramatic demonstrations of renewable energy technology and conservation practices, but also build skills that will directly impact their future in education and our work- force like creativity, innova- tion, problem-solving, com- munication, teamwork, and project management. These projects also expose students to how science, technology, engineering, and math are applied in real life. During the 2012-2013 school year, 32 YES! teams participated around central, southwest and southern Minnesota. This is Westbrook-Walnut Grove's fourth year participating in the YES! Program. The Westbrook-Walnut Grove YES! team is not the only one winning awards: the YES! program was recent- ly awarded the Minnesota Environmental Initiative (MEI) 2013 Environmental Education award. The MEI awards annually honor inno- vative projects that have achieved extraordinary envi- ronmental results by harness- ing the power of partnership. YES! empowers youth to partner with their community to create economic and envi- ronmental vitality through hands-on learning and team- based projects. The YES! program is provided through a partnership of PWELC and SWIF. Funding for the 2012- 2013 season was provided in part by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, a con- stitutionaily-established per- manent fund for protecting and enhancing Minnesota's environment and natural resources, as recommended by the LCCMR. Additional support was provided by AgStar Financial Services and several other businesses and organizations. For more information about YES!, visit www.youthenergysummit. org. 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