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Loretta Brutger, 93 Loretta Brutger of Watkins died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the Hilltop Health Care Center in Wat- kins. She was 93. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Fr. John Brunner and Fr. Richard Gross officiating. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Watkins Senior Citizens prayed the Rosary at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home followed by par- ish prayers at 4:30 p.m. and Wat- Kim-Valley VFW Post 5460 prayers at 6:30 p.m. Interment was in the St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery in St. Nicholas. Loretta M. Brutger was born June 30, 1919, in Cold Spring to Jacob and Elizabeth (Molitor) Theis. Loretta was united in mar- riage to August M. Brutger in 1939 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, They resided in Wat- kins where Loretta was a full-time homemaker raising her family, baking 10 to 12 loaves of bread on a daily basis. When the kids were grown and gone from home, she worked in housekeeping at the Hilltop Health Care Center and at Richard's Magic Rock Garden in Watkins. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins, and was active with the Council of Catholic Women. She enjoyed gardening, canning, sew- ing and volunteering at the Hill- top Health Care Center. She also enjoyed traveling and fishing on Lake Michigan. Loretta always had time to visit with family and friends, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchil- dren and great-grandchildren, always having the candy bowl available for them. Loretta was a member of the Watkins Senior Cit- izens, the Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Post 5460; the Red Hats of Hill- rD00ngmann i Funeral Care Buttel and Crematloo Services View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball (320) 398-5055 tony meet your needs! top, and the Nick Nackers Home- makers. Her husband August died in 1987, and Loretta became a res- ident at the Hilltop Health Care Center about 7 and one-half years ago. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; husband August; sonAndmw; infant twin sons; son- in-law Harold Hickman; sisters Christine Jungles, Adeline Math- ias, Agatha Birk, Barbara Ficker; and brother Herbert Theis. She is survived by her children and their spouses Esther Hickman of Watkins, Donald (and Linda) Brutger of Cold Spring, Elmer (and Lena) Brutger of Eden Valley, A1 (anti Dorothy) Brutger of Eden Val- ley, Vernon (and Lucy) Brutger of Watkins, Doris (and Nick) Thielen of Eden Valley, Leon (and Becky) Brutger of Cokato, Mary Kay (and John) Magoon of Royalton, Mark (and Pam) Brutger of Watkins; 29 grandchildren; 47 great-grand- children; 2 great-great-grandchil- dren; special friend Charlie Lar- son of Cold Spring; and sister Dor- othy Kosloski of St. Cloud. Casket bearers were Michael Brutger, Millard Hickman, Les- ter Brutger, Jeremy Brutger, Ste- yen Brutger, Troy Huschle, Calvin Press, Corey Press, Aaron Brutger, and Trent Brutger. Church Obit. Lester Buckman, 77 Lester Buckman of Robbins- dale died Monday, March 18, 2013, at his home. He was 77. Funeral services were held Sat- urday, March 23, at the Washburn- McReavy Glen Haven Chapel in Crystal. Interment was in the Marysville Swedesberg Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wright County, Minn. Lester Clair Buckman was born Aug. 5, 1935, at North Kings- ton, Meeker County Minn., the only child of Clarence and Isa- belle (Hess) Buckman. After high school, he graduated from Dun- woody Institute in Minneapolis and worked for 32 years for Sears in Minneapolis in small engine Thursday, March 28, 2013 Tri-County News, www.tricoun news:ran repair and maintenance. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Alexander and Emma (Anderson) Hess; his par- ents Clarence "Sam" and Isabelle Mathilda "Tillie" Buckman; and wife Dorothy. He is survived by daugh- ters Bonnie (and Dan)Knutson of Woodstock, Ga., Colleen (and Doug Howard) Caron of Coon Rapids; stepsons Rod (and Pat) Reeve, and Scott (and Deb) Reeve; grandchildren Justin, Annie, Dani Joshua, Tyler, Emma, Isa- bella, Owen, and Tristan; and one great-grandchild Gillian; as well as many relatives and friends. Assumption Spring Brunch April 7 Assumption Parish Guild o Eden Valley announces thei] Spring Brunch to be 9 a.m. tc 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7. The menu includes smoke sausage, scrambled eggs. has browns, fruit, bread, homemade muffins and sweet rolls, and bev- erage. The cost for adults is $6; age, 5-10 are $3; and age 4 and unde] are free. Kimball Area Emergency Food Shelf lL Inc. St. Anne's Church in Kimball Also open 2nd Monday of the month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. tel. (320) 398-2211 Ella Leanhart, 87 Ella E. Leanhart of Clearwater died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at her home. She was 87. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Fairhaven. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Ding- Mary Kay Shir, 71 Mary Kay Shir of Kimball died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at her home. She was 71. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Thomas Olson officiating. Friends called from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. A prayer service was held at 5 p.m. Friday. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery in Mahtomedi. Mary Kay Moorhous Shir was born Nov. 26, 1941, in Bowlus to Walter and Monica (Phillips) Wia- trak. She graduated from St. Fran- cis High School in Little Falls with the Class of 1959. She grew up in Bowlus, raised her family in St. Paul, and retired to Kimball. Mary Kay worked as an admin- istrative assistant with numer- ous employers over the years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, flower gardening, craftingyard art, paint- ing, making shirts, playing cards, creating ceramics, and spending time at the lake. Mary Kay was a ...... io: 10:4S am( Tuesu;s. passionate woman, loved sharing with others, loved making mem- ories, and was always grateful for what she had. She valued her church and her family above all 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 Novena Prayer to the Blessed Virgin (Never been known to fail.) Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immac- ulate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, queen of heaven and earth, I humbly beseech you from the bot- tom of my heart to succor me in the necessity. (Prayer intention). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times). Holy Mother, I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Say this prayer for three consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. Many grateful thanks. C.M. Local Holy Week mann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale, and one hour prior to schedules services Saturday at the church. Please see next week's Tri-County News for the full obit- uary or visit www.dingmann funeral.com. else. She is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Monica Wia- trak; husband Robert Shir; and brother David Wiatrak. She is survived by her chil- dren and their spouses Willy (and Anne) Moorhous of Oak- dale, Kathy (and Ron) Richter of Young America, and Patty (and Bob) Asmus of South Haven; step- son Rocklin (and Deborah) Shir of Shoreview; sister Grace (and Dale) Eberhardt of Baxter; sister-in-law Shirl Wiatrak of Andover; grand- children Ken, Rick, Jon, Kayt, Kor- rin, Michael,and Noelle; and great- grandchildren Nick and Kaden. St. Anne's Catholic, Kimball Holy Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Mass. Good Friday of the Passion ot the Lord, 12 noon. Holy Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, 8 a.m. St. Nicholas Catholic Holy Thursday, 10 a.m. Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord, 3 p.m. Easter Sunday, 10 a.m. St. John's Lutheran, Kimball Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. Good Friday, noon; Tenebrae 8p.m. Easter: SonRise Service 6:30 a.m.; Breakfast 7:45. 8:45 a.m.; Easter Service, 9 a.m. North Crow River Lutheran Maundy Thursday w/ Hol Communion, at NCR | Easter Sunday: 9 a.m. at Grac. Lutheran; 10:30 a.m. at Nortl Crow River; no Sunday School [ Zion Lutheran, Annandale / Maundy Thursday w/ Holy Communion, 7 p.m. Good Friday, 7:00 p.m. Easter Sunday: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., with breakfast in-between Ostmark Lutheran, Watkins Easter Sunday: Breakfast, 7:30- 8:30 a.m., with free-will offering; Easter Service, 8:30 a.m. Church Of Our Lady of Manannah Holy Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Mass Good Friday: 3:00 and 7:30 p.m. Services March 30 Easter Vigil: 7:30 p.m. Mass Easter Sunday: 9:15 a.m. Mass Fourth Annual Taste of St. Cloud Franciscan Community Vol- unteers (FCV), a growing min- istry of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, invites the public to attend their fund raiser, the fourth annual "Taste of St. Cloud," 4:30- 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Territory Golf Club/Coyote Moon Grille in St. Cloud. Guests will enjoy an array of delicious cui- sines from 16 local restaurants. There will be live entertainment and a silent aoction. Come meet the Franciscan Community Vol- unteers and be amazed at the ways they have enriched the peo- ple of the St. Cloud area. You'll also have an opportunity to visit many Franciscan Sisters and friends. The mission of FCV is to accom- pany young men and women, ages 21-30, to grow in Christian disci- pleship and leadership through Franciscan spirituality, full-time service and community life. Vol- unteers make an ll-month com- mitment to work full-time with local nonprofit agencies that serve the needs of the poor and margin- alized while accepting the chal- lenge of living simply and in accor- dance with Gospel values. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fcvonline.org, or www.fslforg, or by checks made payable to the Franciscan Sisters. Tickets will be held at the door the evening of the event under the name of the purchaser. Send checks to Franciscan Sisters, 1600 llth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301. For more information, con- tact Sister Clara Stang at (320) 229-0307, or cstang@fslforg. Tick- ets purchased at the door are $30.