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SENTINEL TRIBUNE ON RE;COPd) Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Page 2 TUARIES George Estrem A private family service for George Estrem was held August 25, 2013 at the New Life Church in Alexandria with Pastor John Taplin officiating. George Estrem, son of Elven and Dorothy (Weston) Estrem was born on July 21, 1928 in Westbrook, MN. During his teen years, George left home for San Francisco, where he worked at a ship yard until mov- ing back to St James, Minnesota. Upon his return he started a job at a record shop where he met the love of his life. George married Lorraine "Penny" Miller on June 1, 1946 in New Ulm, MN. George was the Vice President of the Fulda Bank before moving to Nisswa, MN. He and Penny returned to Slayton, and started the Farmers Agency of Avoca, where they both worked for 20 years. George retired and moved to Elbow Lake MN where he worked with his son for 7 years. George and Penny's last move was to Alexandria MN in 2007. George was taken to heaven on August 23, 2013 while at the Knute Nelson Care Center in Alexandria at the age of 85. Throughout his life, George was an entertainer, he loved to joke, tease and play his player-piano for everyone to sing along. He enjoyed many past times including fishing, hunting and golf- ing. He restored player-pianos and old cars and enjoyed antiques. George's greatest loves in life were God and his wife Penny, who he lived for. Survivors include his wife Penny; five children, Gerry (Louise) Estrem, Tom (Barb) Estrem, Judy (Craig) Schultz, Jim (Lisa) Estrem and Jane (John) Lippert; ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and his half-brother Gary (Rita) Jadwin. Proceeding him in death were his parents and five siblings. Keith Weis Memorial Services for Keith Weis will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Dovray. Visitation will be 4:00 ........ 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 27 at the Westbrook Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Currie. Online con- dolences may be sent via www. stephensfuneralservice.com. Keith, 62, Dovray died Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Sanford Sioux Falls Medical Center. Keith Weis was born September 3, 1950 in Tracy, MN, to Philip and Catherine (Zens) Weis. He was baptized and con- firmed at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Westbrook. Keith attended country school north of Dovray until he moved to Worthington with his family in 1964, and graduated from Worthington High School in 1968. After graduation, Keith joined the United States Marine Corps on December 9, 1968. He served in Okinawa and Vietnam. In 1972, Keith married Cindy Arfsten and they were blessed with two daughters. They were later divorced. Keith was the owner and operator of Keith's Backhoe and Trenching for many years, and he took great pride in his work. He recently retired due to ill health. Keith was a member of the Dovray American Legion and the Westbrook VFW. He enjoyed assembling jigsaw puzzles, paint by numbers, and telling jokes and stories. Survivors include his daughters: Janelle (Todd) Engstrom of Burlington, IA, and Nichole Duff of Ramsey, MN; grandchil- dren: Olivia and Isaiah Engstrom and Jack Duff; brothers John (Jane) Weis of Avoca, Robert (Seung) Weis of Sierra Vista, AZ; sisters: Mary (Robert) Anderson, Dorothy (Douglas) Kuehl, Helen (Lee) Peterson, and Jan Johnson all of Westbrook; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, infant brother Thomas, son-in-law John Duff, and fianc6 Sue Nelson. Marian Bernice Kopperud Funeral services were held for Marian Bernice Kopperud Monday, August 26, 2013 at Old Westbrook Lutheran Church, Westbrook, MN. Interment was in the church cemetery. Marian, 87, died Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Good Samaritan Society, Westbrook, MN. Marian was born May 29, 1926 to Emil C. and Kilkea "Katie" (Raveling) Otto in Johnsonville Township, near Lucan, MN Redwood County. she was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church of Johnsonville. She attend- ed Johnsonville Township Country School, then Walnut Grove Public Schools, graduating in 1944. Upon graduation, she moved to St. Paul, MN to work at the St. Paul Munitions Plant until the end of WWII in 1945. She then moved back to southwest MN to her parents' home in Tracy, MN where she worked as a secretary for the Aigyer Law Office in Tracy until she was married. June 7, 1947, Marian married Konrad H. Kopperud at Trinity Lutheran Church, Tracy, MN. They made their home near Westbrook, MN, then to a farm near Walnut Grove, moving to their own farm in 1950, north of Westbrook in Ann Township. They remained on the farm until June of 2013 when they moved to Country View Sr. Living, Walnut Grove, MN. Recently Marian became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society, Westbrook, MN. Marian was a member of Old Westbrook Lutheran Church. She was active in Ladies Aid and WELCA, Circle, taught Sunday School, and was the church historian for many years. Marion enjoyed quilting with the ladies at church and also made many quilts for her family. Survivors include her husband, Konrad Kopperud, Walnut Grove; son, Dennis (Karen) Kopperud, Westbrook, MN; daugh- ters Lynette (Warren Wollenberg) Kopperud, Edina, MN, Julie (Dean) Okins, Santa Crus, CA and Rev. Barbara (Jim Borden) Kopperud, Sibley, IA; five grandchildren; five great grandchil- dren; sister-in-law, Mildred Otto, Tracy, MN; many nieces, neph- ews and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers; five sisters. )r, R QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK COTTONWOOD COUNTY COURT Q: The DNR is in the process of determining the abundance of pheasants in the state's pheasant range. How is this number deter- mined? A: Since 1955, the Minnesota DNR has conducted annual roadside sur- veys during the first two weeks of August to estimate pheasant abun- dance. These surveys entail counting all pheasants observed while driving each of 152 survey routes - one to four routes per county - in Minnesota's pheasant range. DNR wildlife staff survey these 25-mile long routes in the early mornings on days with clear skies, light winds, and heavy dew. Because pheasants are difficult to count, techniques used to determine population estimates for other wildlife species do not work with pheasants. Thus, the annual August roadside sur- veys do not provide a total census, but rather an index of relative abundance. This information is then used to mon- itor changes in the pheasant popula- tion over time. The results of the survey are report- ed in early September and provide a good forecast of the upcoming pheas- ant hunting season. Nicole Davros, DNR wildlife biologist Q: Finding a place to ride an all- terrain vehicle (ATV) or other off- highway vehicle (OHV) takes a little research. Are there different levels of riding choices - from novice to adventurous? How can riders find the trail that fits their needs? A: Minnesota is using the standard symbols to identify level of difficulty. The symbols are: green circle - easiest that include the most developed, almost road-like trails with rolling hills and few obstacles; blue square - more difficult, narrower trails with steeper hills and switchbacks and some moderate obstacles; and black diamond - most difficult or technical with very steep grades, narrow trails, rough or loose tread surfaces and obstacles. Most public OHV trails are Local Weather 90/68 Plenty of sun. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s. . ..... 89/65 Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s. 87/67 Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s. 83/52 Abundant sunshine. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 50s. 77/58 Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s. Sentinel Tribune available at: Hoyt Oil & Convenience Bubai Grocery Store Thrifty White Pharmacy Maynard's Grocery ExpressWay Shady Drive-Inn Notice to Walnut Grove & area subscibers & readers A drop box for various news items is lPl ES located at the... 3ubai Food Store 507-859-2160 For gour conuenience there is a toll-free number at our IUestbrook Office MISCELLANEOUS " .... " "0 1859 I --rtl I--L ' N If gou haue questions or mould like to place an ad or order printing please call the aboue number. green with some blue levels available. The Red Dot and Spider Lake systems are two sites that have some blue level trails. The only public riding area with significant black diamond level opportunities is the Iron Range Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area in Gilbert. It is important for riders to know their abilities and know their machines. Most of the difficult trails do not provide alternative routes - once the course is started, it must be finished. For more information see http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ohv/diffi- culty.html. More information about trails can be found in the DNR's book Trail Planning, Design, and Development Guidelines, available for purchase from Minnesota's Bookstore. You can also get information by calling the Parks and Trails Division at 651-259- 5600 or toll-free at 888-646-6367. -Mary Straka, OHV program con- sultant Holiday deadline changes Because of the Labor Day Holiday the Sentinel Tribune will have early deadlines. Deadline for all classified ads is 9 a.m. Thursday, August 29. Display peach ad dead- line will be 12 noon on Thursday, August.29. Display ad and news copy deadline for Sentinel Tribune will be Friday noon, August 30. August 16-20, 2013 Speeding: $125.00 Dillion L. Kirchner, Brewster, MN $135.00 - Brett D. Oertli, Mankato, MN; Tanya M. Schoenenberger, Westbrook, MN $145.00 - Steven R. Himba, Harris, IA; Alvin Vjaythong, Plymouth, MN; Travis J. Domine, Tracy, MN; Vonda K. Herding, North Mankato, MN; Pamela R. Anderson-Minsch, Fond Du Lac, WI Following/close reason- able: $135.00 - Christopher C. Peterson, Savage, MN Seat belt violation: $110.00 - Scott R. Veenker, Windom, MN Driving after suspension: $285.00 - Erika G. Flores Lopez, Jeffers, MN No MN driver's license: $180.00 - Gabriel Castillo, Clements, MN Fails to yield right of way: - $135.00 - Eliga M. Woldeselassie, Sioux Falls, SD Area news briefs Fulda Free Press - Ron and Diane Kirchner are eager to teach others in Fulda the game of Pickleball, that they learned as they winter in Arizona. The game can be played by children and adults alike. Recently Fulda Community Education and the Kirchners set-up a Pickleball net in the gymnasium at the elementary school. Anyone interested was able to come and learn the game. Lamberton News - Alex Evans, Lamberton, has been cho- sen to participate in the 2013 MN State Arts-In 4-H Program as a performer along with other youth from around the state. The group will perform three to four free shows daily in the 4-H building at the State Fair. The Murray County New - Maria Elena Valenzuela- Pemjean of Chile was able to come for the 45th reunion of the class of 1968 Slayton High School. Maria was the for- eign exchange student here in 1967-1968 and lived with the Kenneth Larson family. Randy Christiansen shared his accu- mulated flying miles to buy Maria a round-trip ticket. 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