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Larry Allen Evenson, 68 of Mesa, Ariz., died May 30, 2011 at his home with his wife Mary Ann, son Chad Evenson and sister-in-law Iva Lue by his side, after a short battle with cancer. The memorial service was held July 30 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Larry was born in Benson to Cora and Ben Evenson. He moved to Willmar in 1964 where he worked as an electrician; he also owned several businesses. His last business was A-1 Starter & Alternator, which he sold in 1998. He married Kathleen Diane Jones (daughter of Babe and Vera Jones) who died of cancer on Dec. 20, 1961.
Funeral services for Lillian Koehntop of Morris, will be held Monday, August 1, 2011 at 11:00 am at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Dell Sanderson will be officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 5 to 7 pm at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be at the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Swan Lake Township. Lillian Viola Amborn, daughter of Gustav and Sarah Amborn, was born December 3, 1924 at Greenbush, MN. On February 8, 1925, Lillian was baptized into the Lutheran faith in Greenbush.
Funeral services for Ruth Moerke of Morris were held Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Donnelly. Reverend Judy Gelinske officiated. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in Vinger Cemetery in Donnelly. Ruth Amalia Griffen, daughter of Charles and Meta (Greiman) Griffen, was born Dec.Hancock County, Garner, Iowa, where she was baptized on Jan. 20, 1920 at Eden Reformed Church.
Funeral services for Rachel Martin of Morris will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Morris. Rev. Donald Main will be officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris. Rachel Virginia Blakesley, daughter of Ralph and Edith (Wallace) Blakesley, was born March 12, 1929 in Willmar, Minn. Rachel lived in Maynard, before moving to Morris with her family.
Larson Funeral Home of Browns Valley, MN announces the death of Alvin Kamstra, age 83, of Browns Valley, MN, formerly of Beardsley, MN. Funeral services will be Monday, August 1, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Beardsley. Pastor Anna Williamson will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at the United Methodist Church in Beardsley and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Alvin J. Kamstra, the son of George and Aukie (DeVries) Kamstra, was born July 6, 1928 on a farm near Prinsburg, Minn.
Joseph Michels, age 78, of Alexandria, formerly of the Big Stone Lake area and Willmar, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011 at St. Mary's Church at 4th & Hawthorne in Alexandria. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Interment, at a later date in Calvary Cemetery in Morris, will be private.
Funeral services for Timothy Murphy of Cyrus, will be held Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Ronald Schmelzer will be officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be a private family service in Calvary Cemetery in Morris. Military rites will be provided by the Minnesota Army National Guard Honor Guard. Timothy Edward Murphy Jr. "Tim" was born at home in Morris on March 29, 1925 to Anna and Timothy Sr. He attended St.
Ben Sauter, age 90 passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 21, 2011 surrounded by his family. He was born on Jan. 29, 1921 in Foxholm, N.D. When he was two, his family moved to Morris where he was raised on a farm west of town. He attended country school and lived the farm with his parents, two brothers and nine sisters. He married Irene Lesmeister of Morris on Jan. 16, 1945. They made their home in Alberta, Minn. He worked at Greens Milling Company and Chandler-Wilbert Vault Company during the winter months while on the farm.
Funeral services for Stanley Vipond, of Norcross, Minn. will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gall's Catholic Church in Tintah, Minnesota. Celebrant for the funeral will be Father Ronald Schmelzer. Visitation will be on Tuesday at St. Charles Catholic Church in Herman from 5 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery, near Herman. Military rites will be provided by the Herman American Legion. Stanley Eugene Vipond, son of Lester and Anna (Miller) Vipond, was born at his parent's home on October 2, 1927 in Roseville Township.
Funeral services for Kenneth Evink of Hancock, MN will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hancock Christian Reformed Church in Hancock. Rev. Harrison Newhouse will be officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock. Military rites will be provided by the Minnesota Army National Guard.