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Lillian Cooley, 94 Lillian B. Cooley of Sartell, for- merly of Kingston, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Country Manor Care Center in Sartell. She was 94. Mass of Christian Burial was held at noon Monday, Jan. 31, at St. Anne&apos;s Catholic Church in Kim- ball with Fr. A1 Stang! officiating. Friends called from 2-5 p.m. Sun- day at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to services at the church. There was a prayer service at 4 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery following the funeral service. Lillian Barbara Cooley was born Sept. 22, 1916, in Winona to Peter and Anna (Briza) Anderson. She married Arthur B. Cooley July 3, 1942, in Minneapolis. He died Jan. 6, 1996. For 43 years she lived in the Kingston area, and out of her home she operated Lillian's Beauty Shop from 1959 to 1982. She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church and Johnson-Kelly Amer- ican Legion Post 483 Auxiliary of Kingston. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends, gardening, sew- ing, quilt making, and crocheting. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband Arthur; grandson Jimmy Parks; sisters Louise Beard- sley and Betty May Anderson; and brothers Charles, Harry, Robert, Fred, John, Ralph, Ray, Phillip, and Alfred Anderson. She is survived by her children Betty (and Dean) Ailie of Dassel, Violet Van Vleet, 81 Violet M. Van Vleet of Zimmer- man, formerly of Kimball, died peacefully at her home Wednes- day, Jan. 26, 2011. She was 81. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Dare's Funeral Home at 805 Main Street NW in Elk River, with visitation two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment was in Fort Shel- ling National Cemetery. Violet was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Doris Blair; husband Myron; daughter Karen Deschene; grandson Aaron Van Vleet; and brothers Lawrence and James Blair. She is survived by her chil- dren Keith Van Vleet, Colleen (and Frank) Becker, Kathy (and Char- ley) Smith, Kevin Van Vleet, Kim O'Leary, Kay Van Vleet, Kyle Van Vleet (and fianc6e Denise West), Barbara (and Jim) Parks of Scha- umburg, Ill., David Cooley (and Catherine DeMars) of Shorewood, Greg (and Donna) Cooley of Sartell; brother Tom (and Helen) Anderson of Rochester, Wash.; nine grand- children; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. Pallbearers were Joseph and Peter Cooley, Dominic and Andrea Verhey, Diane Collins, Pamela Sarbo, Lisa Murphy, and Joe Ander- son. The honorary pallbearers were Megan Cooley, Rebekah Schubert, and Chris Laumb. Music for the ser- vice was provided by Frosty Schief- elbein as organist, and the St. Anne's Choir. Arrangements were by Dins- mann Funeral Care of Kimball. and Kelly Van Vleet; 21 grandchil- dren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Memorials are preferred. Christian Women's Club Feb. 10 What do bells, hearts and choc- olate have in common? Those are the ingredients for a special Valen- tines brunch called "Ring Those Bells" held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb.10, at Reichel's Event Center in Annandale. The Buffalo Hand Bell Ensemble headed up by Sherilynn Burgdorf will ring out some charm- ing melodies, as well as give you a hands-on hand bell experience. uneral Care 8urlet and Cremation Services View ohituaries, guestbooks and uideos on-line Kimball (320) 398-5055 Speaker, Debbie Crabtree of Fer- gus Falls will warm your heart as she speaks about an incredible love in her talk "An Eternal Investment". Call Sheree at (320) 963-6625 (before 8 p.m.), or Betty at (320) 274-5395, or e-mail at <bruce.skr.74@charter. net> for reservations. There is a $1 per mom nursery for pre-school- ere with reservations. This event is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries. Kimball Area . Emergency " Food Shelf__ Inc. St. Anne's Church in Kimball 10 - 10:45 a.m. Tues./Thurs. Also open 2nd Monday of the month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. tel. (320) 398-2211 For after-hours emergencies, call one of the area churches, Church 0040bit. Thursday, February3,2011 Tri- SYMBOL documentary to premier statewide SYMBOL, a documentary about the removal of swastika sym- bols from St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud will premier statewide in Minnesota, and adjacent states, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 on the PBS MN Channel. The documen- tary was three years in production and was produced by St. Cloud State Professor Gregory Martin, along with St. Cloud State media students and Department of Mass Communications alumni. Check local listings for the MN Channel digital service station assignment in your area. "SYMBOL would not have been possible without great student work, and the support of SCSU mass communications, the Cen- ter for Holocaust & Genocide Edu- cation, the administration, and the local dioceses and community vol- unteers," said Martin. The MN Channel reaches nearly every household in Minnesota via broadcast and cable services. For details, search MN Channel and TPT, Twin Cities Public Television, or contact Keith Parker at (651) 229- 1355. For more information visit the St. Cloud State website at <stcloud>. 55+ Driver Improvement program The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on the fol- lowing days: Thursday, Feb. 17 (8-Hr. Full Course) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Life Assembly of God, 2409 Clearwater Rd; St. Cloud. Tuesday, Feb. 8 (4-Hr. Refresher Course) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Life Assembly of God, 2409 Clear- water Rd; St. Cloud. The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; pre- registration is requested. A MN Highway Safety & Research Cen- ter certified instructor teaches this class. By utilizing the most up-to- date research in the field, partic- ipants will be provided the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws, and vehicle tech- nology. This class has something for everyone! The fee for the four- hour refresher course is $20, and the eight-hour course is $24. For more information or to register, visit our website at < www.mnsafety center.ors>, or call toll free 888) 234-1294. Persons age 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a 10-percent discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law. First-time participants must complete the initial eight hours of training and a four-hour refresher class every three years to maintain the lO-percent discount. Rabbi Jill Jacobs will present the lecture "Pursuing Social Jus- tice in a Time of Economic Cri- sis" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the Quadrangle Building's Alumni Lounge at St. John's University. The lecture is sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, and is free and open to the public. "In the midst of the current eco- nomic crisis, people of all faiths are looking to religion for sol- ace and guidance in moving for- ward to create a more just and sus- tainable American society," said Jacobs of her lecture. "Drawing on Jewish wisdom and focusing on contemporary policy debates, I will explore how we may ethi- cally respond to some of today's most vexing social and economic issues." Mini-Medical school for caregivers Learn tips to stay calm when unexpected physical or mental issues arise from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at CentraCare Health Plaza. Elizabeth Riesgraf, MD, will provide tips for managing your loved one's safety at home. For information on this free event, call (320) 229-5139. Control yourself during uncontrollable times Maximize your happiness in work, love and life by attend- ing "Controlling Yourself during Uncontrollable Times" from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at CentraCare Health Plaza. Nationally known speaker and author Wayne Softie, Ph.D. will share the key to resilience, the ability to "bounce through" dif- ficult times and come out stronger for the experience. The presentation will teach you how to thrive in life and control stress, a risk factor for heart disease and other illnesses. Purchase the $5 tickets at: St. Cloud Hospital Gift Gallery Byerly's at the Service Desk Cash Wise at the Video Department Coborn's Superstore - Sauk Rapids at the Service Counter For more information, call (320) 255-5642. Prominent rabbi to speak on social justice and economic crisis Jacobs is the director of AED f:t First Aid Ma'aseh: The Center for Jewish Social Justice Education and the author of There Shall be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice through ]ewish Law and Tradition (Jew- ish Lights, 2009). She has served as rabbi-in-residence of Jewish Funds for Justice and as director of outreach and education for the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. A leading expert on Judaism and social justice, Jacobs has arti- cles published in more than two dozen books, journals and maga- zines. She has been named to The Jewish Daily Forward's list of 50 influential American Jews (2006 and 2008), to The Jewish Week's first list of "36 under 36" (2008), and to Newsweek's list of the 50 most influential rabbis in America (2009 and 2010). Check daily for new stories at (obituaries are posted as we receive them) www.tri cou ntyn ews. M N Buffalo Hospital offers Pediatric Heartsaver CPR, Buffalo Hospital is offering a Pediatric Heartsaver CPR, AED & First Aid course from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. Designed to meet the require- ments for childcare providers, this course includes information and practice skills required when responding to emergency situations involving first aid for children. Par- ticipants will learn skills required for child and infant CPR, relieving air- way obstructions and the pediatric chain of survival. Automatic exter- nal defibrillator (AED) use on chil- dren also will be covered. Upon com- pletion of the course, participants receive two-year certification from the American Heart Association. The class is $65 and meets at the Buffalo Hospital Administration & Conference Center, 303 Catlin St., Buf- falo. Pre-mgistration is required; mini- mum enrollment is six, maximum ot 10 participants. To register, visit <unto. alliruzcom/classes>, or call (866) 904- 9962. 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