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Ellard D. Chamberlain Jr. age 81 of Clontarf, died Monday morning, April 11, 2011, at his home in Clontarf. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Thursday, April 14, 2011, at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf, with Father Bill Sprigler officiating. Burial will be in St. Malachy Catholic Church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, where there will be a Rosary at 4 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 5:30 p.m.
The funeral for Mary Adeline Jipson, of Chokio, was held on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Chokio, with Reverend Gloria J. Anderson officiating. Burial was at Chokio Lutheran Cemetery, near Chokio. Mary Adeline Overturf, daughter of Archie and Beth (Brewster) Overturf was born on May 13, 1919 at Wolfpoint, Mont. She grew up and attended school at Herman, and graduated from Howard Lake, while she tended to her Grandma Brewster, while her Grandpa Brewster was away. Mary was united in marriage to Fayette Jipson on July 3, 1937 in Herman.
Larson Funeral Home of Clinton announces the death of Gladys Loff, age 93 of Clinton. Funeral service will be 11 A.M. Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Clinton City Cemetery. Gladys Irene Loff, the daughter of Theodore and Mary (Pesheck) Thomson, was born July 19, 1917 in Wolverton. She was baptized at home and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Breckenridge.
Michael Iverson, age 54, of Benson, died April 2 at his residence. Funeral services with Military Honors were held on April 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Montevideo, was in charge of funeral arrangements. Michael Steven Iverson was born on March 9, 1957, in Montevideo, the son of Clair and Lorraine (Young) Iverson. He was baptized on Nov. 17, 1957 at Watson Lutheran Church in Watson, MN and confirmed in the Lutheran faith on April 30, 1972 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo.
Funeral services for Walter "Slim" Hokanson of Morris, MN will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Ali Boomershine will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 7 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 Summit Cemetery in Morris.
Roy Johnson, 93, Hoffman, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Hoffman. Funeral services for Roy Johnson will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at First Lutheran Church in Kensington with the Rev. Kathryn Rothman officiating. Burial will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery, Kensington. Visitation will be held from 5-7 on Saturday, April 9, at the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Hoffman. Roy was born on a farm in near Elbow on March 6, 1918, to Aamon "Bob" and Anna (Wiese) Johnson.
Judith Holl, 68, Kensington, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria. Funeral services for Judith Holl will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at First Lutheran Church in Kensington with the Rev. Kathryn Rothman officiating. Burial will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery, Kensington. Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm on Friday, with a 5:30 p.m. prayer service, at the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Hoffman and will resume at the church one hour before the service on Saturday. Judith Mae (Bishop) Holl was born on Nov.
Funeral services for Herb Kill of Morris will be held Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Tim Baltes will be officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 5 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris. Herb Kill, son of William and Josephine (Majerus) Kill, was born Dec. 10, 1917 in Morris. He grew up on a farm north of Morris, and received his education in Morris.
Elma Lesmeister, age 93 of Park Rapids, passed away unexpectedly at her home near Park Rapids on Thursday, March 31, 2011. Elma was born on Sept. 15, 1917 to Harry and Inga (Dale) Eklund at her grandparent's farm near Chokio. The family moved to Morris when Elma was 14 years old. She attended the Morris High School and graduated as the salutatorian with the class of 1935. After graduation, Elma worked at the local dime store for several years. Elma was united in marriage to John Joseph Lesmeister on June 21, 1937. This union was blessed with 4 children: Leila, LaVonne, Gary and Curtis.
Lawrence "Larry" Robert Wepplo, age 42, of Willmar, died April 2, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Society in Windom. A Celebration of Life service for Larry will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. He will be laid to eternal rest at the Finnish Cemetery near Franklin. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. with a Knights of Columbus Rosary service at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Rochester Mayo Clinic - Liver Research or the Willmar Community Foundation are preferred.