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Lorraine Hokkala, 90 Lorraine Hokkala of South Haven died Sunday, March 6, 2016, at the Annandale Care Center. She was 90. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at Lake Union Covenant Church in South Haven with Rev. Dan Thompson and Rev. Lloyd Melvie officiating. Burial will follow at Lake Union Covenant Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. A prayer service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel. Lorraine Anna Hokkala was born May 26, 1925, in Minneapolis to Oscar and Hulda (Nipp) Zweig. She graduated from Annandale High School with the Class of 1944. Lorraine was united in mar- riage to Levi Lars Hokkala Jan. 25, 1945, in Maple Lake. She worked for 25 years as a cook at Bendix Elementary School in Annandale. She was a member of Lake Union Covenant Church in South Haven, the Ladies Aid, and was a char- ter member of the South Haven VFW Auxiliary. Lorraine enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, quilting and spending time with family. Lorraine is prececed in death by her parents Oscar and Hulda Zweig; and husband Levi Hokkala. She is survived by her children Eugene (and Marilyn) Hokkala of Shoreview, Carol (and Dale) Marohn ofAnnandale, Trudy (and Howard) Leinonen of Evansille, Wyo., Jerry (and Sharon) Hokkala of South Haven, Wendy Hainlin of Monterey, Calif., and Michael (and Cheryl) Hokkala of South Haven; sisters Doris Johnson of Hector and Helen Shook of Palm Springs, Calif.; brothers Paul (and Bernice) Zweig of Shoreview, Oscar Zweig of Garrison, and Marvin (and Dorothy) Zweig of Queen Creek, Ariz.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great- great grandchildren. The casket bearers will be Levi and Analee Hokkala, Justin Leinonen, Eric Hainlin, Sara Pettijohn, and Darin Marohn. Connie and Crystal Rossman will provide the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale. Orienteering at Lake Maria S.P. March 19 The Minnesota Oriemeering Club and Lake Maria State Park will host an orieJnteering meet from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, for persons of all ages and skills. Club members will provide instruction for beginners at the time of registration starting just before noon in the park's nature center, and all participants must be on the orienteering course no later than 1 p.m. No pre-registra- tion is required. There will be a $10 map fee for each individual or family group. Participants should bring their own compasses, but a limited number will be provided by the club. In addition, there is a $5 park vehicle entrance fee for those without an annual permit. However, annual permits good for all Minnesota State Parks are available at the park office for $25. Editor's Note: Orienteering is a competitive sport in which par- ticipants find their way to various checkpoints across rough country with the aid of a map and compass, the winner being the one with the lowest elapsed time. For more information and directions, call the park at (763) 878-2325. Lake Maria State Park is located on Wright County Highway 111 approximately seven miles north- west of Monticello, 10 miles north- east of Annandale or five miles north of Maple Lake. Library asks High $5 donors to go for the green The Great River Regional Library's annual High $5 fund- raising campaign is underway, with a new feature. Donors of $5 or more to the library's entry-level fundraiser are receiving a lime green wrist- band imprinted with "I AM A LIBRARY SUPPORTER." Each March, the 32-branch Great River Regional Library (GRRL) system invites area resi- dents to donate $5 toward the cost of providing library services. Most of the library's funding is pro- vided by the six counties in which it operates: Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright. High $5 funds go toward activities that are beyond basic needs, according to Julie Henne, the library's associate director for public relations. "Fifty percent of donations stay local. A patron who donates $5 will see half spent locally on things such as programming and reading incentives, or even fur- nishings such as comfortable seating. The other $2.50 is put into the general fund that pays for books and materials, technol- ogy, and staffing that benefits the entire region." Henne is hoping the green wristband will encourage new donors to come forward. "Maybe if you see your friend wearing one of our wristbands it will encour- age you to step up. If each of our users donated $5, we would have enough money to make some sig- nificant additions to our services." Individuals wishing to make a High $5 donation and pick up a wristband may stop by their closest GRRL branch library during March. The library also accepts donations online at griver. org, on its Support the Library page, where patrons may indi- cate a branch location via an Instructions/Comments line. For more information about donating to the library, contact Julie Henne, associate director for public relations, at (320) 650-2532. Order of Foresters membership dinner March 12 The Catholic Order of Foresters will have a membership dinner Saturday, March 12, after 4 p.m. Mass. Mass is at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Watkins. Dinner is at the Watkins Village Hall. Northern Ireland peace builder to speak on reconciliation Gary Mason, a longtime Methodist clergyman who played an integral role in the Northern Ireland peace process, will con- duct a mini-lecture tour on rec- onciliation March 15-17 at three Minnesota institutions. Mason begins his tour with a talk on the role of memory in reconciliation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Brown Hall, Room 100, at St. Cloud State University. This event is free and open to the public. He will lecture at 7 p.m. March 16, on the role of faith in reconcil- iation in QUAD-170 at St. John's University, and wrap up his lec- ture tour with another talk on the role of faith in reconciliation at 4:15 p.m. March 17 at Hamline University. Mason is the founding director of Rethinking Conflict, a Belfast non-profit conflict transformation organization working for peace- building and reconciliation. Mason's visit is initiated and sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education together with St. John's University and Hemline University. The St. Cloud State event is co-sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies and the American Democracy Project. St. Paul's Lutheran Church Smelt and Fish Fry April 8 St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley plans their Annual Smelt and Fish Fry for Friday, April 8. They will serve the "All you can eat" from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. or until gone. Ages 8 to adult are $10, younger than age 8 are $5. The menu is smelt, pollock, homemade beans, homemade potato salad, homemade cole- slaw, bread, coffee, juice, milk and water. Homemade donuts also for sale by the dozen and half dozen. Smash Books made at the Kimball Library By layne Harff Saturday, March 5, Penny Leuthard led a workshop on Smash Books at the Kimball Library. Twelve eager participants made covers for their new smash books. A Smash Book is basically any kind of notebook, composi- tion book, or journal where infor- mation is entered. The informa- tion can be in the form of a ticket stub from an event or a photo or a journal entry. Basically, a Smash Book is a synopsis of what a persor is up to or a list of his/her favor- ite things. It can be a bucket list o] decorating ideas, anything really Each page can be completely sep- arate from another. A Smash Boo~ is a page out of the creator's life. Each of the participants lefl with their own Smash Book tc begin filling it with whateve] strikes her fancy. Check daily for new stories at www.tricountynews.MN " (obituaries are posted as we receive them) Owner: Jeff Orbeck Founded: Jeff purchased Gas Service Co. in 2002, and he added the country store & deli and gas pumps in April 2014. Employees: We have 7 full-time and 10 part-time employees. What do we do? As a propane business, we deliver pro- pane for commercial and residential heating and for crop drying. The C-store is a general convenience, quick-stop store wherewe also serve breakfast and lunch as well as quick, convenient foods. vww.dingmannfuneral.co] Jeff Orbeck (far right) and some of his friendly staff What sets us apart? We have clean and quick service of food. Our friendly home-town employees! 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