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-PAGE 6 June 16, 2016 Alvina Beckers, 84 Alvina Beckers of Watkins died Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. She was 84. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Fr. Bob Rolfes officiating. Interment was in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Watkins. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 13, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. The Wat-Kim-Valley VFWAuxiliary prayed at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home fol- lowed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Alvina Rose Beckers was born Feb. 11, 1932, at St. Nicholas, to Frank and Johanna (Albers) Eder. She grew up in her home area and graduated from Kimball High School. Sept. 9, 1950, Alvina was united in marriage to Wendelin P. Beckers at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Marty. They resided in Watkins where Alvina was employed as a school bus driver for many years. She was also employed at Fingerhut Corporation in St. Cloud. Alvina was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins and was active with the Council of Catholic Women. She also served as a lector and as a Eucharistic Minister. She was an E.M.T. and served many years on the Watkins Ambulance and Rescue Squad. She was also a member of the Watkins Legion Auxiliary and the Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Auxiliary and the Watkins Lioness Club. Alvina was preceded in death by her parents; husband Wendelin in 2007; son Jeffrey in infancy; brother Ben Eder; sisters Monica Erickson, and Angela Eder in infancy. She is survived by her chil- dren Dave (and Deb) Beckers of Princeton, Marlaine "Lainie" Beckers of St. Cloud; four grand- children and six great-grand- children; brother A1 (and Rosie) Bonnie Cordt, 83 Bonnie Cordt, formerly of Kimball, died peacefully sur- rounded byfamily, Monday, June 6, 2016. She was 83. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, at the Kimball Church of Christ with Pastor Jerry Albert officiating. Burial will follow at the Kimball Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Bonnie Cordt was born Sept. 4, 1933, to Elmer and Milada (Pospisal) Horsky in Lincoln, Neb. She spent most of her child- hood in Lincoln until moving to Arizona in 1941 because of her mother's illness. Bonnie ~married George Cordt in 1954; together they had four children and trav- eled across the United States and abroad, wherever the Air Force sent them. In 1972, the family set- tled in Kimball. Bonnie was a homemaker and bookkeeper throughout most of her life. After her retirement, she enjoyed traveling in the motor home with her daughter Becky and family. At the time of her death, she was living in Pell City, Ala. Bonnie was very proud of her Czech heritage. In fact, her great-great-grandparents Frank and Mary Horsky are noted in the history books as the first settlers to homestead in Gage County, Neb. Bonnie is preceded in death by her son G. Thomas Cordt; her par- ents Elmer and Milada Horsky; ex-husband George Cordt; and brother-in-law Tommy Harper. She is survived by three daugh- ters Becky (and Dan) Ouimette of Pell City, Ala., Debbie Rokala (and Lowell Mathiowetz) of New Ulm, and Karen (and Larry) Huhn of Darwin; grandchildren Dr. Dani Monteil, Dr. Jeni Hodges, Lori Weingarden, Seth Rokala, SFC Saara Loch, Ben Huhn, and Joe Huhn; great-grandchildren Lily, Mason, and Caleb Monteil, Lyndsey and Caitlyn Hodges, Kaitlyn, Kammie Jo and Lylee Rokala, Peyton Loch, Shyra, Skyla, Summer, Sophia, Hayden, and Henley Huhn; sister Carol Harper of Tucson Ariz.; sister-in-law Alice Bryant of Minn.; brothers-in-law Bill Cordt, Bud (and Darlene) Cordt and Robert (and Jeanie) Cordt, all of Minn.; and Jacob 'Jack' Mayala, 77 Jacob "Jack" Mayala of Kimball, formerly of St. Cloud, died Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. He was 7Z Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Ostmark Lutheran Church in rural Watkins with Rev. Joe Midthun officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethany Cemetery in Arland, Wisc., fol- lowed by a Remembrance Service at 2:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church. Jacob Arthur Mayala Jr. was bom Aug. 20, 1938, in Barron, Wisc., to Jacob "Art" Mayala Sr. and Myrtle (Hanson) Mayala. He grew up in Polk County, Wisc., and graduated from Clear Lake High School in Clear Lake, Wisc. lack attended Suomi College in Hancock, Mich., earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1961 from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, his Master of Arts degree in teaching in 1972 from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., and his Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Illinois in Champagne, Ill. Jack worked as the director for the West CAP preschool program in Menominee, Wisc., and was the director of a preschool program in Michigan. He became an Associate Professor at Oakland University until moving to St. Cloud in 1978 where he was a Professor at St. Cloud State University, retiring in 2000. Jack was united in marriage to LucyAnn Lang Aug. 31, 1985, in St. Cloud. Jack was a member of Ostmark Lutheran Church in Watkins, Slant Six Club of America, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Jack was active with the Kimball Playhouse, and was integral in the Head Start and Preschool pro- grams in St. Cloud and on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. He enjoyed racing, hunting, fishing, camping, watching his grandchil- dren's sports, spending time with family, going on car cruises, and showing cars at car shows. Jack was prededed in death by his parents, sister Cheryl Lien, brother-in-law Ed Vick, and new- phews Mike and Tom Vick and Loni Lien. He is survived by his wife Lucy Lang of Kimball; children Lisa (and Shane) Specht of Sartell, Anita (and John) McIntyre of Eder of Dardenne Prairie, Mo., Harold (and Delores) Eder of St. Paul, Frank (and Sharron) Eder of Watkins; sisters Franny Voerding of St. Paul, and Katie (and Erwin) Nistler of Maple Plain. Casket bearers were members of the Watkins Ambulance and Rescue Squad. many nieces and nephews. The casket bearers will be Daniel Ouimette, Lowell Mathiowetz, Larry Huhn, Ben Huhn, Joe Huhn and Seth Rokala. The honorary cas- ket bearers will be Danielle Monteil, lenelle Hodges, Lorielle Weingarden and Saara Loch. Lori Miller and Betty Lou Hoeft will provide the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball. Newbury Park, Calif., and Matt (and Jess) Mayala of Fargo, No.Dak.; grandchildren Jason Mayala, Chloe McIntyre, Crystal, Tyler, Jenna and Joselyn Specht; sister Lois Vick of Stillwater; broth- er-in-law Larry (and Mary Jo) Lien of Clear Lake, Wisc.; foster-sister Patricia Seever; former wife Cheryl Mayala; and his beloved cars, 1971 Dodge Demon, 1973 Dodge Dart, and 1973 Plymouth Duster. Urnbearers will be his six grandchildren. Arrangements were entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball. Susan Olson, 66 Susan Olson of Pearl Lake (Marty), Minn., died Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the Ark On The River Hospice Facility in Anoka. She was 66. graduated from the University ot Minnesota in Minneapolis. She lived in Richfield until 2003 when she and her mother moved to Pearl Lake. Susan was self-employed as Family and friends may gather an independent business owner. at Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins Susan was preceded in death at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, by her parents. prior to graveside services at She is survived by her brother St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Nell (and Mona) Olson ot Watkins at 10:30 a.m. St. Francis, Minn.; nephews Terry SusanAnnOlsonwasbornJune (and Kristy) Olson, Lance (and 2, 1950, in Minneapolis to Harvey Shannon) Olson, Nick (and Jenny) and Clarice (Froehling) Olson. She Olson; grandnieces Josie, Summer lived in Minneapolis, and grad- and Laine, and grandnephews uated from Central High School. Kenny, Logan, Rowan and Reid. She continued her education and In Memory of Jacob I looked upon the cloth of life a thing of beauty to behold, My eye was caught by the shimmering light of a Thread of solid gold. This Thread had strength and courage and many things uncommonly seen, It stood out as a Thread of greatness upon the Master's skein. The Master used this Thread in places that needed an uplifting touch, In many locations both near and far its presence was cherished much. The threads it touched were better off than they were before it came, and when it moved away from them they never were the same. I wondered to whom this Thread belonged that came so close to mine, and when I asked the Master, he said "Jacob Robert Klein." We miss you lake, Love always, Your family Donations requested for North Kingston Cemetery Requesting donations to assist Rumsey at (320) 398-2807, or send with the cost of mowing anddonations to 71249 335th Street, maintaining the North Kingston Kimball MN 55353. Cemetery. Please call Glendale Great for gifts too! (See order form on page 22.) ilOPENING AUGUST I, 2016 320-398-8646 Trista Kramer,1 [Manager |Connected to [HeritaGe House ................. A~nt ifiCl~d~:'~t~:/~igerat~t microwave ~ash~f & d~er | ~ air condRionir~ ! & 2 bedroom a artments us uest su te .......