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Bradley J. Smith, 72, Rapid City, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at home. Brad was born in Hanley Falls, to Byron and Ordella Smith. The family moved to Morris when he was six years old.
The funeral for Lois "Cookie" Bertha Berning of Morris, will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Celebrant for the funeral Mass will be Father Bob Kieffer. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery, Morris. Lois Klinkhammer, daughter of William and Elizabeth Klinkhammer was born on Jan. 30, 1928 at Adrian. She was the only daughter and oldest of four children. She was baptized and confirmed at St.
Memorial services for Albert Payne of Starbuck will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood. Father Eberhard Schefers will be officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a rosary and prayers at 6:30 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck and for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery with graveside services at 2 p.m. in DeGraff. Albert Andrew 'Bud' Payne was born on March 20, 1931, in rural Benson, to Warren and Margaret (Zurn) Payne.
Funeral services for Harriet Anderson of Morris will be held Friday, July 1, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Ken Bowman will be officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris. Harriet Evelyn Nelson, daughter of Chris and Rose (Hendricksen) Nelson, was born Sept. 19, 1917 in Pepperton Township in Stevens County, Minnesota, where she grew up and attended country school.
Warren Dahl was born Jan. 16, 1921, the third of seven children to Edward and Bertha (Highum) Dahl, in Glenwood. After graduating from Glenwood High School he went to Fort Snelling to enlist in the Air Corps. He married June B. Zahl Jan. 16, 1943 in Bradenton, Fla. He and June then spent the next 28 years traveling the world, three kids in tow, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force. They retired to Minnesota and settled into an idyllic home on East Lake Carlos in 1977 where they spent many years gardening, fishing and playing with grandchildren.
Edith Rosalie Bristor Eccleston was born April 22, 1918 in Swan Lake Township, and passed away on June 25, 2011 in Bloomington. Edith was the daughter of Frank and Rosa Podratz. Edith lived on a farm until the 1950s. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, O'Dell Bristor and Joseph Eccleston. She is survived by her children, Wanda Woodwick, Anita (Jerry) Williams, Dennis (Carlye) Bristor and Marlin (Sue) Bristor; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ardyce Erickson, 80, of rural Barrett, died Friday, June 24, 2011, at the Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria. She was born on Sept. 22, 1930, in Alexandria to Olander and Evelyn (Stevenson) Olson, was baptized and confirmed, and attended Wennersborg Lutheran Church, rural Kensington. The family later joined the Bethel Lutheran Church in Hoffman. Following graduation from Hoffman High School in 1948, she attended Beauty College in Minneapolis. On March 10, 1951, Ardyce was united in marriage to Russell Harold Erickson.
Funeral services for Cornelia Joos of Morris, formerly of Hancock, were held Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church near Morris. The Apostolic Christian Church Ministers offiated. Burial was at the church cemetery. Cornelia Marie Joos, better known as "Neil," daughter of Jacob and Anna Nohl, was born on Jan. 10, 1915, on the family farm near Hancock. Neil graduated 8th grade and helped at the household of her sister, Viola, who died from a brain tumor at an early age.
Memorial services for Irene Riedner of Alberta, were held Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Tim Baltes officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Morris. Irene Marie Grotjohn, daughter of Albert and Edith (Fangmeier) Grotjohn, was born Nov. 27, 1927 in Morris, where she grew up and was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church. In the 1970s Irene was confirmed into the Catholic Faith along with her son Dave. Irene attended and graduated from Morris High School in 1945.
Funeral services for Elvira Ida Pieske of Cyrus were held Monday, June 20, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus. Reverend John R. Smith officiated. Burial was at Cyrus South Cemetery, rural Cyrus. Elvira Ida Pieske, daughter of Gotlib and Emma (Hoppe) Mude, was born Oct. 18, 1917 in Brown County, Minnesota where she grew up and received her schooling. She was also baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith while living in Brown County. On Oct. 17, 1940, she was united in marriage to Merritt Earl Pieske.