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Pa,,e 6 ' Thursday, March 10, 2011 s Kimball, MN Obituaries Devin Abbott, 23 Devin Abbott of Apple Valley died Monday, Feb. 28, 29011, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was 23. Services will be at a later date. Devin Gregory Abbott was born Jan. 12, 1988, in Minneapo- lis. He was a 2006 Special Educa- tion Graduate of Eastview High School of Apple Valley, and from 2006-2009 received Pathways training. Devin was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings and Min- nesota Twins. He lived the past 10 years at REM Pony Group Home in Apple Valley and his family sin- cerely thanks all of the young adults and staff that made this home for Devin and who cared so lovingly for him. Devin's organs were donated through LifeSource. Devin was preceded in death by his grandparents Melba and Monroe Abbott; and his uncle Bill Abbott. He is survived by his mother Patty Abbott; sister Ashley Abbott, both of St. Paul; aunts and uncles Donald Stein, 75 Donald Stein died unexpect- edly at his Sun Lakes, Ariz., home Wednesday, March 2, 2011. He was 75. Services were held at i1 a.m. Monday, March 7, at the First Bap- tist Church of Sun Lakes, Ariz., with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. A memorial service will be held in Coon Rapids, Minn., later in March. Donald E. Stein was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Kings"on, Minn., the second of twin sons to David and Zelda (Petty) Stein. Don grew up on the family farm in Kimball, and graduated from Kimball High School where he and Dale excelled Sandy Abbott of Clinton, Mavis in several sports. Most graduates ident of First State Bank of Spring (and Larry) Miller of Sauk Rapids, in the Kimball High School class Lake Park. Over the years, he built Bob (and Bey) Abbott of Mound, of 1953 remained lifelong friends, a community banking organize- Gary Abbott (and Irene Pfleuger) with regular reunions continuing tion with locations in Coon Rap- of Kimball; close family friend Joy to this day. ids, Blaine, and Spring Lake Park. Lauterbach of Shoreview; father Greg Carufel of St. Paul; and many cousins. Arrangements are by Ding- mann Funeral Care of Kimball. Dorothy Hierlmaier, 84 Dorothy Hierlmaier of Watkins died Friday; March 4, 2011, at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. She was 84. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 10, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Rev. John Brunner officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, and 8-10 a.m. Thursday at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Watkins Senior Citizens will pray a rosary at 4 p.m. Wednes- day at the funeral home followed by parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. Dorothy was born to Benjamin and Margaret (Neu)Bruemmer Dec. 11, 1926, in St. Cloud. She was united in marriage to Joseph Hierl- meier June 4, 1946, in a double wed- ding with her sister and Joseph's brother, Leone and Ambrose Hierl- meier, at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Forest City. They farmed near Watkins. While raising fwe children, Dor- othy operated a dairy herd for many years. She also worked at Fingerhut for two years, and as a cook at the Corner Bar in Eden Valley for five years. Dorothy was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins, and she was a member of the Council of Catholic Women and the Catholic Aid Association. She was a member of the Wat- kins Senior Citizens. Her hobbies included gardening and flowers, cooking and canning, and embroi- Our|al and Cremation Sarv|css Don studied business at In 1993, Don and partners sold St. Cloud State University and the banks to Wells Fargo and Mar- graduated in 1957. After gradua- quette Bank, and Don and Norma tion, he served in the U.S. Army, began retirement, splitting time earning an honorable discharge in between Minnesota and Arizona. 1960. Don was extremely active in the Don married Norma Niemann Twin Cities community, holding of St. Cloud on Sept. 18, 1960. They numerous leadership positions in settled in the Minneapolis area many organizations. Notably, he as Don began his banking career served as a member of the Twin and Norma began teaching. They Cities Metropolitan Council, was ultimately moved to suburban a charter member of RISE Inc., Coon Rapids where Don main- and was an active Rotarian~ He tained a residence for nearly 50 also held leadership roles in the years. In 1969, Don became pres- Minnesota Bankers Association St. Cloud Hospital among top 50 and was involved in Minnesota state politics. Don and Norma were signifi- cant benefactors of St. Cloud State University, providing scholarships for many students. They also were active supporters of their churches and fundraisers for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, sponsoring for several years a golf tournament to benefit M.S. research. Don was preceded in death by Norma, his wife of 43 years; his parents David and Zelda Stein; and an infant brother Milo. He will be deeply missed by his three children and their fam- ilies: David (and Jenny) Stein and grandchildren Kate, Peter, Evelyn and Claire of Madison, Wis.; Paula (and Greg) Clark and step-grandson Maxwell of Eagan, Minn.; and Dan Stein of Minneapolis. Survivors also include his twin brother Dale (and Audrey) Stein of Tucson, Ariz.; niece Pam Stein, and nephews Derek Stein, Chris Pickett, and John Pickett. He also is survived by an extended fam- ily and remembered by a wide circle of wonderful friends in both Minne- sota and Arizona. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the SCSU Foun- dation, the Minnesota Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or Joni & Friends. Marriage Encounter April 2-3 St. Cloud Hospital is one of the ply chain management, and legal Are you looking to deepen your nation's 50 Best Hospitals. The rec- issues, relationship with your spouse? Put ognition comes from Becker's Hos- The 50 Best Hospitals on the list life back into your loving relationship pital Review, a Chicago-based print are acute-care, multi-specialty aca- by attending a Marriage Encounter and online publication knowndemic medical centers and large weekend at the SL Francis Center in for providing news and business community hospitals. The list rec- Little Falls. For more than 30 years, dering. She enjoyed reading, crafts, advice on topics such as hospital- ognizes St. Cloud Hospital as an St. Cloud NationalMarriage Encoun- and playing bingo, physician relationships, informa- organization that has put patients' ter has enriched thousands of mar- Dorothy was preceded in death tion technology, hospital finance needs first, driven a variety ofinno- riages in Minnesota. The next week- by her parents; husband Joseph and operations, patient safety, hos- vations and helped to set the bar for end will be held on April 2-3, this in 2001; sisters Leona Hierlmaler, pital governance, hospital leader high-qualitycare, spring. To get further information Rosemary Holland, Ludvina Rohr- compensation, materials and sup- please call (320) 252-3220 or on the beck, and Joyce Moser. internet: She is survived by her children GeraldHierlamaierofSebeka, Rich- 55+ driver improvement program offered ard (and Carol) Hierlmaier of Ellen- "dale, Betty (and Marc) Salzl of Min- The Minnesota Highway SafetySaturday, March 26 (8-Hr. hour refresher course is $20, and netonka, Linda (and Jim) Typer of Centerwillbeofferinga55+Driver Full Course) 8: a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the eight-hour course is $24. For Buena Vista, Colo., Julie (and Dan) Improvement Course on the fol- Welcome Center, 355 5th Ave S; more information or to regis- Ruprecht of Eden Valley; 12 grand- lowing days: St. Cloud. ter, visit our website at , or call toll-free of St. Martin. Full Course) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Life course is open to the public; pre- (888) 234-1294 Music will be provided by Mary Assembly of God, 2409 Clearwater registration is requested. A MN Persons age 55 and older who Streit and the church choir. Casket Rd; St. Cloud. Highway Safety & Research Cen- complete the course qualify for a bearers will be Aaron Salzl, Nathan Tuesday, March 22 (4-Hr. ter certified instructor teaches this 10 percent discount on their auto Salzl, Sam Hierlmaier, Abraham Refresher Course) 8:30 a.m. to class. By utilizingthe most up-to- insurance premiums for three Hierlmaier, Daniel Ruprecht, and 12:30 p.m. Life Assembly of God, date research in the field, partic- years, according to Minnesota Peter Schmitt. 2409 Clearwater Rd; St. Cloud. ipants will be provided the latest law. First-time participants must Tuesday, March 29 (4-Hr. information in regards to driver complete the initial eight hours oi Refresher Course) 8:30 a.m. to safety, new laws, and vehicle tech- training and a four-hour refresher 12:30 p.m. Welcome Center, 355 nology. This class has something classeverythreeyearstomaintain 5th Ave S; St. Cloud. for everyone! The fee for the four- the t0-percent discount. St. Anne's Church in Kimball View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball * (320) 398-5055 I .............................................................................................................. { 10 - 10:45 a.m. Tues./thurs. L 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, Check daily for new stories at (obituaries are posted as we receive them) www.tricou ntynews. M N Amenities to meet your needs: 3 meals per day & snacks Scheduled exercise and activities Church activities, including mass 3 times/mo. Housekeeping/laundry services Medication services with LPN/RN services available 24 hours per day ge House of Kimball Assisted Living at its Finest )N/Mana