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Page 6 Ob00tuad,es Lew Ahrens, 71 Lew Ahrens of Paynesville died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at his home. He was 71. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley with Rev. Bryan Hopfens- perger officiating. Friends called between 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, and after 9:30 a.m. Mon- day, at the church. Lew W. Ahrens was born Feb. 28, 1941, in Windom to Ray- mond and Myrtle (Roesner) Ahrens. His family moved to Paynesville in 1955, and he grad- uated from Paynesville High School in 1959. Lew served in the U.S. Army from 1961-t967. He married Donna Lee Hemmesch Sept. 19, 1964, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley. Lew and his wife took over the Ahrens fam- ily farm in 1964, where he was a dairy and crop farmer. Lew was a member of the Paynesville Ameri- can Legion Post 271, and St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley. Lew enjoyed farming until his retirement in 2003. He loved watching high school sports, in particular his son and daugh- ter, nieces and nephews. He was a volunteer driver at the Rose Cen- ter and Meals on Wheels, and was a deioted caregiver for his mother with whom he spent every Wednesday. Lew loved watch- ing amateur baseball, traveling around the State of Minnesota, and went on many bus tours. He loved to fish and had a great sense of humor. People will remember I Dingmann00 uneral Care .0dr i Burial and Cremation Services View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball (320) 398-5055 his laugh. Lew was preceded in death by his father Raymond April 8, 1964, and brother-in-law Robert Wend- landt Dec.'2, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Donna; two children Thomas Ahrens of Paynesville, and Terese Ahrens (and Brian Mattson) of Minneapolis; grand- son Nicholas; his mother Myrtle of Paynesville; brother Roger Ahrens of Paynesville; sisters Jerrine (and Jim) Posey of Paynesville, Sheryl Schmiginsky of Paynesville, Rhonda Wendlandt of Paynesville; and many nieces and nephews. Memorials are preferred to American Cancer Society, Caring Bridge, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bulldog Booster Club, Rose Center, Lake Region Home Health, or Rice Hospice. Funeral arrangements were made with the Daniel-Ander- son Funeral Home in Paynesville. Kimball Area .lll Emergency " Church 4 '"I t Thursday, February 28, 2013 Aw 6 ,o -- i:_.ii Ham Bingo and Sloppy Joe Rev. Virgil Braun, 79 Supper Reverend Virgil Braun, retired loin us for a Sloppy lee Din- pastor of Assumption Catholic her and Ham Bingo Saturday, Church in Eden Valley, died Fri- March 9, in the St. Anthony Par- day, Feb. 22, 2013, at the St. Cloud ish Center dining hall in Watkins. Hospital. He was 79. Come for dinner at 5 p.m., and for A Mass of Christian Burial was just $3.50, you can enjoy a sloppy celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Joe, chips, cookies and a beverage. Feb. 27, at the Church of St.Augus- At 6 p.m., we begirt an eve- tins, St. Cloud, with the Most ning of fun with Ham Bingo! Each Reverend John F. Kinney presid- Bingo card is just $4, and is good ing. Visitation was from 4-9 p.m. for 10 games of bingo for hams, Tuesday at Assumption Catholic 10 games of bingo for $10 cash or Church in EdenValley, and contin- certificates, and a final blackout ued after 9 a.m. Wednesday morn- game with a $40 cash prize. There ing, at the Church of St. Augustine are also drawings for door prizes. in St. Cloud. A vigil service was Remember, half of the proceeds held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at will go to the Kimball and Eden the Church of the Assumption in Valley food shelves. Come for one Eden Valley. Burial was at 3 p.m. St. Cloud, August 1960-August or both events. Everyone is wel- at St. Margaret Cemetery, Lake 1961; teacher at Cathedral High come! Henry, Minn. School, St. Cloud August 1961- Reverend Virgil Robert Braun July 1971; pastor St. Joseph, Mor- Fish Fry at was born in Lake Henry Town- rill July 1971-July 1980; St. Marcus, pti ship, Minn., Oct. 20, 1933, to Clear Lake July 1980-luly 1992; Assum on john and Susan (Heinen) Braun. administrator, St. Ann, Brandon, Church Father Braun attended District luly 1992-August 1992; pastor, 96 Elementary School in Lake Assumption, Eden Valley, August The men's group ofAssumption Henry, Belgrade High School, and 1992-]an. 1, 2013. Father Braun Church in Eden Valleywill have a St. John's University. He received retired Jan. 1, 2013. Lenten Fish Fry Friday, March 15. his seminary training at St. John's Father Braun also served as This will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Seminary, Collegeville. Father Chaplain for the St. Cloud Hospi- cost is $9 for adults (advance tick- Braun was ordained by the Most tal, 1968-1969, and was a member ets $8.50). Reverend Peter W. Bartholome at of the Priest's Personnel Board, The menu includes fish, potato St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud 1988-1994. salad, baked beans, cole slaw, June 4, 1960. He celebrated his Father Braun was preceded rolls, beverages, andbars. First Mass in St. Mary's Church in death by his parents; broth- The proceeds will go to youth Melrose June 5, 1960. ers Aloys, Elmer, Walter, Othmar, activities. Father Braun served in the fol- andIerome; and sisters Alvina and Any questions, please call lowing pastoral assignments in Lucille. Mary JoRuhland(320) 453-3695. the Diocese of St. Cloud: associ- He is survived by his brother ate pastor, it. Mary's Cathedral, Michael. St. Anthony Annual Fish Fry, Alice Martin, 70 March 22 Alice Martin of Mesa, Ariz., area until the fall of2012. The Council of Catholic Women died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, Alice loved quilt-making for of St. Anthony Church in Wat- in Mesa, after a long battle with her family and friends. She was an kins will be having their Annual breast cancer. She was 70. avid fan of the Minnesota Twins, Lenten Fish Fry Friday, March 22, A memorial service was held at Vikings, and Iowa Hawkeyes. She at the St. Anthony Parish Cen- Christ the King Catholic Church enjoyed Facebook, Words With ter. They will be serving from St. Anne's Church in Kimball in Mesa, at 4 p.m. Monday, Friends,familycampoutreunions, 4:30 to 8 p.m. On the menu will be .......................................................................................................... Feb. 25, with Rev. Steve Kunkel watching movies, baking, read- fish (with lightbreading), coleslaw, 10 - ]0:45 a.m. Tues./Thurs. officiating, followed by a meal in ing, and the occasional blizzard potato salad, baked beans, bread A i'so'oi id N0ndayo(the the church hall. A rosary was said from Dairy Queen. She loved her and homemade bars, along with a month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday evening at 7 p.m. at the dogs Mitzi and Maxi. Alice was beverage. Take-out orders will also tel, (320) 398-2211 homeofBrettandKelleenMeister a parishioner of Christ the King be available. The cost will be $9 for in Mesa. A graveside service was at "Catholic Church, was an adorer at adults, $4 for children ages 4-10, and For after-hours emergencies, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at theSt. Peregrine Shrine, andwasa for those 3 and under, it will be free. call one of the area churches. Queen of Heaven Cemetery in part of a parish prayer group. [  )  3 meals per day & snacks f: ../,  , Scheduled exercise and activities i _ . Church activities, [om_passmnate including mass 3 timestmo. ::  1'0 -Housekeeping/laundry services f  .,,). ''" !" , Medicat on services with LPNIRN 24 hours per day StoP in, 17ave a Take our cu of coffee & P. .. us! tour! visit vm. " House of Kimball Assisted Living at its Finest more information: Joyce Ouaat, LPN/Manager (320) 398-8643 Check daily for new stories at (obituaries are posted as we receive them) www.tricou ntynews. M N Mesa. Alice was preceded in death by Alice Jean Martin was born her parents, her sisters Phyllis Ovi- Eating for Health Dec. 1, 1942, in Sibley, Iowa, to att of Spencer, Iowa, and Colleen Margaret Helen (Sweeney) and Speed of Webb, Iowa; her brothers Mar(,h 4 Philip Fogarty. She graduated from Timothy Fogarty of Kimball, and Kimball High School in 1960, and Joseph Fogarty of Lester Prairie. Learn healthy food options for was married to James Martin III, Alice is survived by her hus- cancer survivors 7-9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10 1960,. in Kimball. They band, four children and their March 4, in the Windfeldt Room at then moved to Graettinger, Iowa, spouses Donald Martin of Plat- CentraCare Health Plaza. David shortly after. The couple lived in teville, Colo., James Martin IV of Kroska, MD, CentraCare Clinic Spencer, Iowa, Ankeny, Iowa, and Chesapeake, VA.; Beth Erickson of - Women & Children, presents Worthington, Minn., for a major- Mesa, and Kelleen Meister of Mesa; options for healthy eating during ity of their marriage, before retir- her eight grandchildren Tyler Mar- and after cancer treatment. Can- ing to Mesa in 2006 to be closer to tin, Adam Erickson, Alyson Erich- cer survivors are welcome to bring family. Jim and Mice celebrated son, Kaitlin Meister, James Mar- a guest to this free event. Snacks their 50th wedding anniversary tin V, Brooklyn Meister, Rachel will be provided. Sponsored by two yearsago. Martin, and Cassandra Hedger.; CentraCare Health Foundation. She embarked on a decorated her three sisters Teresa Sephas of Please register by Feb. 28 by call- 30-plus year nursing career in Dickens, Iowa, Donna Finneman ing (320) 229-5199, ext. 70659. 1976. Following graduation from of Otsego, Minn., and Bernadette About Coborn Cancer Center Iowa Lakes Community College as Nelson ofWatkins; and four broth- Coborn Cancer Center provides a Registered Nurse, Alice worked ers Patrick of Parkville, Me., James comprehensive, multidisciplinary in various nursing capacities and of Pequot Lakes, Thomas of Park care and an extensive range of supervisor roles, including work Rapids, and Daniel of Howard treatment options to support can- at Spencer Hospital, Mercy Med- Lake; and numerous nieces and cer patients and their families. ical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, nephews. The American College of Surgeons Worthington Medical Center, and All arrangements are ly Queen has designated the Cancer Cen- continued part-time nursing work of Heaven Mortuary of Mesa. tera certified community cancer at Mollen Clinic in the Phoenix program. Coborn Cancer Center strives to be truly patient-centered in its mission, combining high- tech services with a strong patient- family approach to care. For more information or physician referral, call (320) 229-4907.