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t2_ ' Thursday, May 21, 2009 ...... _ ~N~ Obituaries Harold Elliott, 76 Harold EHiott of Hastings, for- merly of Kimball, died May 6, 2009, at his home in Hastings. He was 76. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at Wise Family Funeral Home in Hastings, with Pastor Gordon Gathright offi- ciating. Friends gathered one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment was at the Lake- side Cemetery in Hastings. Harold E. Elliott wa~ born June 2, 1932, in Canada to Harry and Minnie Elliott. He married Rite Weber Nov. 10, 1956 in Hast- ings. Haroldwas preceded in death by his parents and his brother Alvin. He is survived by his wife Rite; children Mark (and Cindy), Char- lotte (and Brian) Brown, Mike (and Sheila), and Mitch (and Shelly); 10 grandchildren; brother Dbn- ald (and Shirley); sister Edith (and Gerry) Lies; and other relatives and friends. Doris Nelson, 74 Doris Nelson of Thief River Falls, formerly of Kimball, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Red Lake Falls. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, at John- son Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, with Reverend Terri Cup- pett officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Doris Mae Mackereth was born Aug. 17, 1934, in Kimball to Byran and Mae (Ellis) Mackereth. She attended school in Kimball and graduated from Kimball High School. Doris married Orville Nelson Open house for Buffalo Hospital offers training Health-care provider basic life support refresher class Heather Klason Health care providers can renew their CPR certification during a There will be an open house class from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Buffalo Hospital. farewell party f or Pastor Heather at This course content includes adult, infant, and child CPR (ventila- 7 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at the Kim- tion with a barrier device, a bag-valve mask device and oxygen) use of ball United Methodist Church. A an AED and relief of a foreign body airway obstruction as well as one- short program will begin at 7:30 and two-rescuer CPR. This course is designed for those who care for p.m. patients in and out of the hospital. You must have a current BLS-HCP Pastor Heather's last Sunday certification card. will be June 7. The Health Care Providers Basic Life Support- Refresher Class is $50 She has been the pastor for and meets at the Buffalo HospitalAdministration and Conference Cen- Kimball and Zion United Method- ter, 303 Catlin St., Buffalo. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit ist Churches in Kimball and South . For more information, call Buffalo Hospital Haven. Education Services at (763) 684-7121. 'led by the Kimball Area Historical Society Jan. 10, 1959 in Moorhead. The couple lived in Minneapolis until and Leslie Mackereth; one sis-. all the earliest such remembrances 1967, where Doris worked as a ter Alice Dammann; and grand- (and there were many to heal the waitress for a time. They moved to daughter Ariel Lynne Johnsrud. Civil War's wounds), Waterloo's Thief River Falls where they lived Doris is survived by her hus- 1866 program most closely resem- on a family farm. Doris worked at band Orville; three daughters Jean bled Memorial Days to come. Northern Lights Bookstore in Thief Marquis (and R. Michael Reynolds) A pristine village of about 5,300 The birthplace of Memorial Day One place where the holiday's original intent remains unchanged is Waterloo, N.Y., which in 1966 was proclaimed by President Lyn- don Johnson as the official birth- place of Memorial Day. Shortly after the Civil War ended, a Waterloo druggist named Henry Welles collaborated with Union Gen. John B. Murray to organize a local tribute for the war dead. The program included pro- cessions to and from the ceme- teries, military music, speeches, thing is patriotic. A lot of politi- wreaths, crosses and bouquets. Of clans are invited here, but they're not here to promote their politics. It's our day, not theirs." -A tree of many roots Though officially proclaimed as Memorial Day's birthplace, Water- loo was not alone in its reverence live by those words." so keep watching here for her spe- This year, Waterloo recog- cial memories from our very area, nizes Memorial Day as in the past. beginning in two weeks, June 4. Prayers, wreaths, flowers, and Save this day June 23- Another "Taps" are planned at two differ- great historian-professor Bill Mor- gan is featured at 7 p.m. in Kim- ball's historic city hall. Save this day June 27: Kim- ball's Historical Society's booth- exhibit and historians at Old Set- tiers' Festivalin Fairhaven, includ- ing a parade. Keep watching this column for more details, plus events in August, September, and October. ent cemeteries. Gulf War, Vietnam, Korean, and World War II veter- ans - along with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts - will parade past the museum and attend an evening program at the Post. "There are no horses, no carnivals, no rock 'n' roll bands," Lewis says. "Every- It's not too late for member- ship, souvenirs, city hall preserva- tion or other donations, or infor- matiofl and future stories you may have for this column. River Falls, where she made many of Venice, Fla., Denise (and Roger) in western New York's scenic Fin- for the dead after the smoke lifted Want to advance historic pres- friends. The last three years she Johnsrud of St. Hilaire, Minn., and ger Lakes region, Waterloo still from the battlefields of the Civil ervation? Want to multiply your lived at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Patricia (and Walter) Maurer of follows its original Memorial Day War. charitable giving~ Thanks to your Red Lake Falls. Ridgecrest, Calif.; son Brad (and model, drawing thousands of vis- The little village of 13oalsburg, generous support- to help pre- Doris enjoyed playing cards, Darcy) nelson of Lakeville, Minn.; itors each year, even when it's Pa., traces its Memorial Day lin- serve the past for the enrichment Bingo, bowling, and listening 12 grandchildren Dustin (and Kati not on a Monday. In 1966, to cele- cage to October 1864. Many cities of future generations, Phase 1, 2, 3, to country-western music on Jo) Marquis;Jason, Brandon, Mat- brate the occasion's centennial, a across the South also have Memo- and4arenearcompletionandyou the radio. She loved, most of all, thew, Rachael, and Holly John-22-room Memorial Day Museum rial Day roots that date back to the should take a peek inside. Or do so spending time with her family, " srud; Timothy, Travis, and Brady opened to the public, end of the Civil War. In all, some at our June 23 event and program. especially her grandchildren. She Nelson; and Andrew, Alyssa, and To Jim Lewis, a member of two dozen communities have Donations are underway to con- was a member of St. PaulLutheran Shane Maurer; one brother Rob-Waterloo's Warner VanRiper Post claimed to be the birthplace of tinue restoring the interior in 2010. Church and Royal Neighbors. ert (and Marsella) Mackereth of 435,thedeepermeaningofMemo- MemorialDay. She was preceded in death byAnnandale; and several, nieces rial Day does not get lost in the The fact is that MemOrial Day" AndbrickCitYbuildinghall itselfthatiSdominatesthe imposingthe her parents; brothers Glen, Dean, and nephews, crowd. A U.S. Army medical cors- was not born so much in a par- city center of town. Kimball's only man during the Korean War, he ticular place, as in the collective structure listed on the National I Kimball Area routinely risked his life to save hearts oft9th-centuryAmericans. Register of HistoricPlaces needs [ Emergency I otherswho were wounded in bat- It's difficult to put into words what help from you. Please make your tie. Many didn't make it. "A lot of we should always remember togift or pledge now for Phase 5. ~--, v,.~_~ ~~~ [~ggdShe~ people saw more than I did, butit celebrate on Memorial Day. That's Good news: your gift is doubled still really hurts whenever I hear what makes it special, lest we for- with the state historical preser- "Taps," Lewis says. "You never lose get. - vation matching dollars. Why not [Burl~! aa~ CrematiOn setvlet ] ]' St. Anne's Church in Kimball I that memory." * * * * * * * help get such matching dollars || Viamahituaries, ,, I~! After the war, he came home to Member and gifted writer, Eliz, for our community? Join this his- [ .~u~e~uuu~a.. [ [Also open 2~[ Waterloo and immediately joined abeth Cooper Mike passed away tory-in-the-making and leave your the American Legion, which plays April 17, 2009. You'll probably rec- mark on city hall. I and r deoson-lme [ ] month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. ] a major role in the village's big ognizehernameandstoryjusttwo Don't forget, you can reach ] Kimball-(320)398-5055 ] [ tel, (320) 398-221! [ Memorial Day observances each -weeksago, in this column. She.will Kimball's historians at the Kim- year. Lewis' dedication, enthu- be greatly missed, but authorized ball Area Historical Society, Box -- i ! For after-hours emerl~encies, [ dingmannfuneral corn call one of tl3e-a~"a-c~urcl~e-s. ] siasm and leadership haven,t us to cont!nue sharing stories from 100, Kimball MN 55353, or phone dingmannfuneral.corn [ " wavered in more than 40 years. I her book The Girl From Stickney (320) 398-5743 or398-5250. ~M'/V~."~ #z'il /~ " learnedveryquicklyinKoreathree Hill,"onMainePrairie, whichshe ...... * words that meant a lot - duty, God published. We are so grateful to use "tlistoric preservation is the and country." 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