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Page 6 O/00ituaries LeRoy Boline, 77 LeRoy Boline of Watkins died Sunday, March "10, 2013, at the Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. He was 77. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Ost- mark Lutheran Church, Watkins, with Rev. Joseph Midthun offi- ciating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Ost- mark Lutheran Church and also one hour •prior to services at the church on Friday. LeRoy F. Boline was born May 28, 1935, in Watkins to Frank and Hulda (Aim) Boline. LeRoy was united in marriage to Eliza- beth Mackereth June 21, 1958, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Kim- ball. They resided in the twin cit- ies for a couple of years where LeRoy worked for his brother in the auto parts business• They then moved to rural Watkins where LeRoy farmed to the present time. Elizabeth died in 1990. LeRoy was a member of Ost- mark Lutheran Church in Wat- kins, and served for many years as the caretaker of the Ostmark Cemetery. He had also served on the church council. LeRoy loved the outdoors, fishing and hunt- ing, and attending garage sales• He was a member of the National Honor Society, and the Future Farmers of America• LeRoy had also volunteered as a scout master for the Litchfield Boy Scouts. LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Hulda Boline; wife Elizabeth Boline; James Thurston, 92 James Thurston of Watkins died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at St. Cloud Veterans Hospital. He was 92. Memorial services will .be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins with Fr. Richard Gross officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. James A. Thurston was born Jan. 14, 1921, at Canfield, Ark. to • James and Exie (Holmes) Thur- stun. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. James was united in marriage to Laura McDonald Dec. 6, 1951, in Minne- apolis. ]ames owned and operated a Sinclair gas service station in Minneapolis for many years. After he sold the gas station, they moved to a lake home near South Haven. daughter Bette Jean Boline; sister Edith Bernice Boline; and broth- ers Arnold, Stan, Rudy, and John Bolir/e. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-lawJohn (and Brenda) Boline of Watkins; grandson Jacob Boline of Watkins; nieces and nephews. Music will be provided by Kathy Nelson and Lynn Tebben. Cas- ket bearers will be Jim Turck, John Asfeld, Joel Leafblad, Mike Duclos, Wayne Mackereth, and Mark Sjo- beck. Honorary casket bearers will be Allen Holmberg, Edwin Hall- berg, Darwin Schwantes, Gene Schwantes, Paul Bouchard, and Carl Rockala. Arrangements are with tlhe Ertl Funeral Home of Watkins. k 00Dingmann00 |Funeral care -Buttal and Cremation Services View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball * (:320) 398-5055 Church Obit. Ostmark Easter schedule Ostmark Lutheran Church, ELCA, in rural Watkins will have an Easter-time breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, March31, with a free-will offering. Following the breakfast is the Easter Sunday Service at 8:30 a.m.. Thursday, March 14, 2013 • Tri-Coun News  t Maine Prairie Cemetery Assn. meeting The Maine Prairie Cemetery Association will hold their annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Hendricks Bus Office. AXay interested parties are urged to attend. The Maine Prairie Fi, F W at Cemetery Board Assumption Church Spring Fling at The men's group of Assumption Church in Eden Valley will have a Lenten Fish Fry Friday, March 15. This will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m., cost is $9 for adults (advance tick- ets $8.50)• The menu includes fish, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, beverages, and bars. The proceeds will go to youth activities. Any questions, please call Mary Jo Ruhland (320) 453-3695. St. Anthony Annual Fish Fry March 22 His wife Laura died in 1985, and James moved to Watkins in 1991. He worked part-time at Arnold Chevrolet in Watkins for about four years. ]ames was an avid fish- erman and hunter. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and he especially enjoyed mentor- ing kids in Minneapolis at the gas station. ]ames was preceded in death by his parents; wife Laura; sisters Aide Mac Higgins, Hazel Thurston in infancy; brothers Harvey, Rob- ert, Lloyd, and Floyd Thurston. He is survived by his children and their spouses Deb (and Jerry) Oster of Watkinsl James (and Chris) Thomas of Erie, Pa., four grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren; brother and sis- ter Ruby Thurston of Erie Pa., Lula Mae (and August) Butler of Inde- pendence, Mo. The Council of Catholic Women of St. Anthony Church in Wat- kins will be having their Annual Lenten Fish Fry Friday, March 22, at the St. Anthony Parish Cen- ter. They will be serving from 4:30 to 8 p.m. On the menu will be fish (with light breading), cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, bread and homemade bars, along with a beverage. Take-out orders will also be available• The cost will be $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-10, and St. Anthony's gouja/soup sale March 17 • St. Anthony's ForesterActivities of Watkins is sponsoring a Bouja/ Chicken Noodle Soup sale at 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Sunday, March 17. Bouja is $11 per gallon, and Chicken Noodle Soup is $10 per gallon. Next sale for Bouja/Chicken Noodle Soup will be in the fall of 2013. Emmaus Gift Shop The Emmaus Gift Shop of Augustana Homes in Litchfield plans a brunch and sale Satur- day, march 16. This will be in the Gloria Dei Dining Room at 200 N. Holcombe in Litchfield. The brunch is from 8-10 a.m. at $5.50. The Gift Shop will have a 10-percent discount from 8 a.m. to noon. Sartell support group for families The National Alliance on Men- tal Illness (NAMI) of Minnesotd sponsors free support groups for families who have a relative with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a fam- ily member with mental illness, the support groups help fami- lies develop better coping skills and find strength through shar- Ing their experiences. A family support group meets in Sartell at 6:30 p.m., on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, at Unity Spiritual Center, for those 3 and under, it will be free. 931 5th Ave. N. For information, call Chuck at (320) 290-7713. Daffodil Days March 14-17 Friendship Quilters open house -Thursday, March 21, the Friendship Quilters Quilt Club will be hosting an "open house" meet- ing for anyone who is interested in joining our group, or just coming out for a night to see what we are all about. The meeting will be held at Gone to Pieces Quilt Shop in Kim- ball at 6:30 p.m. We generally have a demonstration, discus- sions regarding upcoming events and what we've been working on, as well as "Show & Tell" and refreshments. This group is a very casual quilt club and we welcome new members! If you can't come m March, feel free to join us at any of our monthly meetings, the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Gone To Pieces! Happy 135th Birthday Cokato Bash Check daily for new stories at (obituaries are posted as we receive them) www.tricou ntynews. M N rage House of Kimball T00,ke o,,r,:iL Care tour! • Full case (50 bunches) $500 Flood your home or office with a sea of bright daffodils. Be sure to order plenty for co-workers, cus- tomers, and community. fodil Days. Limited edition bear comes with a beautiful bunch of daffodils. • Gift of Hope $25 Honor a cancer survivor by supporting the Gift of Hope pro- gram. For a minimum $25 dona- tion, you help us anonymously deliver beautiful bouquets of daf- fodils, arranged in vases, to local cancer patients. • Bear Hugs for Hope $25 Brighten a child's day by supporting the Bear Hugs for Hope program. For a minimum $25 donation, you help the Amer- ican Cancer Society anonymously deliver our special, limited edition Boyds Bear TM to local children touched by cancer. • Sunshine Bouquet $75 Filled with six bouquets of daf- fodils and fresh greenery, this arrangement features a beautiful glass vase, perfect for reception areas, conference tables, places of worship, or your home. Kimball Area . Emergency  Fgod She • St. Anne's Church in Kimball In a container, replantable ................................................................................................................ bulbs perfect for display or desk- :to - lo:4s a.m. Tues./'rnurs. top. Also open 2nd Monday of the • Bear and a bunch $25 month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Meet Ray O. Hope, created by tel. (320) 398-221 1 For after-hours emergencies, call one of the area churches. year, the American Cancer Soci- ety Daffodil Days program brings hope to people with cancer, and to their friends and families across the country. Daffodil Days in Kimball are March 14-17 at the Kimball American Legion; and Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17, at St. Anne's Church after services. Please make checks to Ameri- can Cancer Society. Special orders can be made by calling LuAnn Marschel at (320) 398-7282. • Bunch of Daffodils $10 Daffodils are the perfect reminder of the coming spring. With your $10 donation, you will receive approximately 10 daffo- dils. • Bunch and a vase $15 You'll receive approximately 10 gorgeous daffodils and a spe- cially chosen vase. • Replantable miniature daffodil bulbs $15 Hope arrives every spring with Boyds® by Enesco®, especially for the blooming of daffodils. Every the American Cancer Society Daf- TEN dli00. 2 p.rrl. MorLd00js The Cokato Museum and His- torical Society invites the public to an open house at the museum 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 17, to cele- brate the 135th Birthday of Cokato. This open house will debut the museum's latest temporary dis- play, Cokato Is Open for Business, a look at some of the many busi- nesses that have called Cokato home over the last century-and-a third. Numerous collectibles, photo- graphs, and other items will high- light some of the over 500 busi- nesses that have been in Cokato. Some were open for decades; oth- ers only a couple of years. Regard- less of tenure all of them con- tributed to the vitality of Coka- to's economy. This display is an attempt to reflect that vitality, and story. Cokato is Open for Business runs through Memorial Day, 2013. The public can also see the upgrades the museum has been making to its permanent exhibit gallery, some of which have been months in the making. For more information, please 6ontact the museum at (320) 286-2427, on the web at www., or check out their Facebook page. The Cokato Museum is a coop- erative effort of the City of Cokato and the Cokato Historical Society.