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P ::I O'P Thursday, March 26, 200 Obituaries Kenneth Hanson, 81 Kenneth Hanson of Watkins died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at the Hilltop Care Center in Wat- kins. He was 81. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 26, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Rev. John Brun- ner officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 8-10 a.m. at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Wat- kins Senior Citizens will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by parish prayers at 5:30 p.m. and Legion Post 453 prayers at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Kenneth E. Hanson was born Dec. 22, 1927, in a sod home in Ralph, S.D. At the age of 7 he moved with his parents to Minne- sota. Ken was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army. Ken was united in marriage June Ken had a deep love for his grandchildren and great-grand- children. He was preceded in death byhis parents and infant sister Lucille Hanson. Ken is survived by his wife Get- Holy Week services at Ostmark Holy Week worship services food shelves will be accepted for begin with Sunday of the Passion - Palm Sunday, April 5, at Ostmark Lutheran Church-EI~_A, of rural Watldns. The 9 a.m. festive worship service will include a children's pro- cession with palms and songs by the Sunday School. There will be a dramatic reading of the Passion - Gospel according to St. Mark and Holy Communion will be served. Coffee and fellowship follow, with Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. Maundy Thursday worship at 7:30 p.m. April 9, will include Holy Communion and the stripping of the altar, leaving the Sanctuary in silence. Good Friday services April 10, begin at 3 p.m., with the annual Cross Walk, co-sponsored., with St. Gertrude's Catholic Church and St; Matthew's United Church of Christ of Forest City. The walk will begin at the Forest City Stockade and end at St. Mat- thew's with a brief service and sim- ple supper of soup and bread. Food and cash donations for the local the offering. Those unable to walk the route are invited to drive to the various locations. Ostmark will host a Good Fri- day Service of Light and Darkness at 7:30 p.m. April 10. The service of gradually diminished light leads worshippers into the darkness of Christ's crucifixion and death. Festival Worship on The Res- urrection of Our Lord, Easter Day, Sunday, April 12, will be celebrated with Holy Communion, and ser- vices at 6:30 a.m., and 9 a.m. "The early service will begin with the redressing of the altar, as those present discover anew the empty tomb and again proclaim, Christ is risen. He is risen indeed," The Rev. Melinda Melhus said. Ostmark Lutheran Confirma- tion students will serve breakfast between services with a freewill offering. Supplemental funds have been applied for through Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Meeker County Chapter # 31309. The students are raising funds to attend Confirmation Camp at Green Lake Bible Camp, Spicer, this summer. They are also tithing ten percent of the funds raised to a mis- sion project. Mid~Veek Lenten Services con- tinue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; March 25 and April 1. This year's Lenten Acts of Love include cash and food donations for area food shelves; a noisy offer- ing during worship, March 22, for World Water Sunday to help the 2.6 billion people around the world who lack adequate sanitation and wafer sources through Lutheran World Relief; and an emphasis in support of local food shelves April 5, on the Sunday of the Passion - Palm Sunday. All are welcome to come for any or all services. Ostmark is located 12 miles northeast of Litchfield, off of Highway 24; or, 7-1/2 miles southeast of Watldns. For more information or directions, call the church: (320) 693-8450. 20, 1951, to Gertrude VanLith at trude Hanson of Watkins; chil- St. Peter's Catholic Church in Del- dren Darlene (and Bruce) Way of Girl Scout Troop 83 slept with the sharks Kimball, Keith (and Dab) Han- son of Rice, Beverly (and Dennis) Neu of Eden Valley, Duane (and Sandy) Hanson of Waite Park, Mary (and Ron) Dockendorf of Watkins, Jeannie (and Brad) Ebel- ing of Maple Lake; 11 grandchild ran; and five step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; brother and sisters Iris VanLith of Boise, Idaho, Wilma "Babe" (and Terry) Walker of Buffalo, Dean (and Delo- res) Hanson of Akeley; and many nieces and nephews. Music will be by Kathy Pauls. Casket bearers will be Jim Dock- endorf, Aaron DockendorL Jordan Dockendorf, Kyle Neu, Kurtis Neu, ano. Ken was employed as a truck driver and had driven in every state; he was an auctioneer at one time. Ken had also worked for the Redi-mix plant in Annandale and Watkins. He was a school bus driver, and he and his wife Ger- trude delivered busses all over the country and Canada for Tran- sit Tec. Ken was a member of the Watkins Senior Citizens and the Watkins Legion Post 453. His hob- bies included woodworking, weld- ing, fishing, dancing, and playing cards. He enjoyed playing cards and going to auctions, and he espe- ciall e.ioTed visitin8 wit. family and friends. John Kling, 84 City Township and served as the church organist at Ostmark Lutheran Church for more than 50 years. John was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Winston Kling. John is survived by his brother Vendell "Red" Kling of Crys- tal; nieces and nephews, Charles (and loyce) Kling of Coon Rapids, Edward (and Lori) Kling of Chan- hassen, Karen (and Jim )McCarthy of Litchfield. Urn bearers were Charles and Edward Kling. Arrangements were by Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. John Kling of Watkins died Sun- day, March 22, 2009, at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. He was 84. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ostmark Lutheran Church in rural Watkins with Rev. MelindaMelhus officiat- ing. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church. John A. Kling as born Feb. 14, 1925, in Forest City Township, Meeker County, to John W. and Esther M. (Dahlgren) Kling. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as an assistant to the chaplain. John farmed in Forest ~i~iii~i::i:::~:" '::~ :~:~:~:'i~::"~i~iF~:~:~:""~::'~:::~J::~~ ~ii~3~:~:~-~i-~:~i:.~:~::~i~:~]::~ ::::~::~::~* ~:~:-;,'~:~::::~::~:;::~ ::~!~:~:~:~i~!i ~!ii :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :: :~:~.~$;:~.~]>~.~::"-z',::::,>>:.::i~,e .:" -.~ .~ ::::::::: ::::::: $::: :::~!~':::::::::. : .~:e:." ".~i: .i~:~ $~::~3 ::.:~::.::..* -.~-.~,~ ~/~;5~i~;'~::::::::: [ Kimball Area I Emergency ! I Food Shelf _j 1in Burial acid Cremation Services St. Anne's Church in Kimball I View obituaries, [ 8uestbooks " IA e I and videos on-line I month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. I I tel. (320) 398-221 1 I Kimball* (320) 398-5055 I I ~. ~ I For after-hours emergencies, I www.olngmannruneral.con churches. ] Troop 83 traveled to the Mall of America March 14, and had a day of adventures. The girls enjoyed window shopping and looking around the mall. Some have never been to the MOA, so the four lev- els of shops were fun to see. Being girls, they wanted to buy almost everything. All girls had a budget. They knew what they could spend on fun things, and turned out to be very choosey and selective about their purchases. One even commented that it was "cheaper at the last store." They became great shoppers. At 5, we all went to Build-A-Bear workshop. Each girl got to build her own bear and earn a patch, The Troop had fun choosing outfits and accessories. After building our bears, we went to the Aquarium. Here we found out where we would be sleeping. Everyone received T-shirts and had a chance to pick our souve- nirs. The girls had a pizza party, and then behind-the-scenes tour of the Aquarium. We learned all about sharks, seahorses, sea tur- tles, and other creatures of the sea. Everyone was able to make shark necklaces while learning about the teeth of different sharks. Some of us slept under the tropical aquar- ium and some right under the sharks. We all had fun watching them swim right above us. It was an adventure to be together and learn about so many things. This trip and the spending money all came from the sales of fall product and cookie sales. Thank you, the community, for your support. i 0 House of Kimball Assisted Living at its Finest AmmeniUes to meet your needs: .3 meals per day & snacks ..... Scheduled activities top m, have Church activities cup of coffee:: : Housekeeping .;oit with us Laund services | Medication services with | |! 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