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John Lesley Mason, 72, resident of Brandy Station, Va. went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. John was born on Feb. 9, 1938 in Hopewell, Va., the only child of the late John Lesley Mason and Nora Clatterbuck Mason. In 1956 John served his country in the USAF; serving four active years and two years in reserve. He married Barbara (Hammes) in 1959, together they had five children-Valerie, Perry, Karen, Brian and Melinda. John had lived in Illinois briefly where he was a carpenter and worked various other jobs.
Myrtle Raatz, 98, Hoffman, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Society of Hoffman. Funeral services for Myrtle Raatz will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at First Lutheran Church in Kensington with the Rev. Barbara Chapman officiating. Burial will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery, Kensington. Visitation is from 9-11 Friday at the church. Myrtle May (Blomgren) Raatz was born on May 28, 1912, in Gray Township near Pipestone, to Claus and Emma (Johnson) Blomgren.
Funeral services for John Solvie of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Morris, will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Ali Boomershine will be officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Burial will be at the Summit Cemetery in Morris. John Allen Solvie, son of Duane Allen and Barbara Jo (Fox) Solvie, was born Feb. 1, 1964 at Morris.
Agnes Leona (Schutz) Hanrahan, age 76, of Willmar, formerly of Worthington, died, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at her home in Willmar. Funeral services were held Sept. 30 at the Dingmann Funeral Chapel in Worthington. Interment was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Worthington. Agnes was bom Dec. 20, 1933 in Lake Wilson, to parents, Anton and Tillie (Hill) Thill. The family moved to Wilmont at the age of seven she moved with her family to Worthington graduating from Worthington High School in 1951. She was united in marriage to Lowell A. Schutz on Dec. 28, 1953.
Joan Bjorklund, age 70, of rural Lake Lillian died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 at Willmar Commons Nursing Home. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson with Rev. Art Wiese officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 5-7 p.m. at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia and on Thursday at the church for one hour prior to the service. Joan Bjorklund was born June 28, 1940 at Benson to Ole and Florence (Fox) Anderson.
Myrtle Violet Prader, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 at the Elim Home in Milaca at the age of 96. Myrtle was formerly of Ogilvie. Funeral services for Myrtle were held Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Chapel in Mora with Rev. Tom Sahlstrom officiating. Interment was in Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.
David Murdock died on Sept. 27, 2010 in Morris. David was born Dec. 4, 1985 in Brainerd. His parents are Chris and Cyndi Murdock of Baxter. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2. from 1-1:30 in Franklin Auditorium, Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood St., Brainerd, MN 56401. An open house to be held afterwards with light refreshments. Condolences may be sent online at www.pedersenfh.com .
Elizabeth J. Payne, age 79 of Starbuck, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at Glacial Ridge Health Services in Glenwood. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 1, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood, with Father Peter Kirchner Officiating. Burial will be in St. Bridget's Catholic Church Cemetery in De Graff, MN. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 2010 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, where there will be a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral services for Viola Thompson of Alexandria, MN formerly of Morris will be held Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:00 AM at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Ali Boomershine will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris, MN Viola Florence Retzlaff, daughter of Paul and Annie (Perkins) Retzlaff, was born July 9, 1915 in Swan Lake Township in Stevens County, Minnesota, where she grew up and began her schooling. On May 4, 1939, she was united in marriage to Gilbert Thompson in South Dakota.
Funeral services for Joseph Wagner of Morris will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Arthur Montgomery will be officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be at St. Gall's Catholic Cemetery in Tintah, MN. Military rites will be provided by the Minnesota Army National Guard Honor Guard. Joe Wagner was born at home in Traverse County to Nick and Mary (Koltes-Watry) Wagner on July 19, 1920.