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Funeral services for Ruth Kearney of Morris will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church near Morris. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ruth Eleanor Schmidgall was born Feb. 27, 1939 and died on Sept. 18, 2012.
Helen Thompson was born on Aug. 29, 1934 in Morris, Minn. to Hildegard and Arnold Thompson. Helen and her two sisters, Donna and Kay, grew up in Morris and had fond memories of their time there. She was baptized as a young child and was confirmed in June 1948 at First Lutheran Church in Morris. The family would often take day trips to Alexandria to visit her grandma and her aunt Esmond, whom she was named after. In high school, she was involved in many singing groups and was a cheerleader, editor of the newspaper, and a member of the Honor Society.
Lorraine Baer of Glendale, Ariz., passed away surrounded by her loving family at Arrowhead Hospital on Sept. 5, 2012. Lorraine was 78 years old. The last words she spoke to her family were "I love you." That is the kind of wife and mother Lorraine was, always gentle and caring. Lorraine was born in Morris on March 21, 1934, to Harvey and Lila (Endresen) Van Horn. She grew up in Morris and graduated from Morris High School. Lorraine worked at Willie's Red Owl until she met and married her first husband, Arie Van Luik in Dec. of 1954.
Isabel A. Kent, age 79 of Perham, formerly of Morris, died on Sept. 13, 2012. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, rural Perham. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was held at Schoeneberger Funeral Home on Monday, Sep. 17, 2012. Isabel was born on Aug. 1, 1933.
Funeral services for George Martin Kramer of Morris will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Burial will be at Summit Cemetery in Morris. George Martin Kramer was born Aug. 12, 1929 and died on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012
The funeral for Dorothy Irene Jergenson will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Kongsvinger Lutheran Church near Donnelly. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Kongsvinger Lutheran Cemetery, Donnelly. Dorothy Irene Jergenson, daughter of Robert and Luella (Wilts) Leo was born on Aug. 23, 1920 and died on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
The funeral for Leslie K. "Les" Lindor of Morris, was held on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Morris. Burial was at the Summit Cemetery, Morris. Leslie Kenneth Lindor was born on April 14, 1920 and died on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
Helen L. Vix, 92, died Aug. 30, 2012 at Garnett Place, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Helen was a resident of Morris from 1992 to 2002. A memorial service was held at St. Paul's UMC. Burial and a Celebration of Life Service was held at Stickney, S.D.
Lois Gertrude Schlieman was born on Nov. 28, 1924 and died on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. uneral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton. Interment will be in Cyrus, on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Eva Ellen Cook was born May 11, 1917, to Lillian (Isherwood) and Paul Earl Cook, on a farm homesteaded by her grandparents in Synnes Township in Stevens County, Minn. She was the third of nine children, seven of which survived beyond childhood. She attended a one-room school house (grades 1-8) until she was in second grade, when the family moved to Scott Township, south of Alberta.