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Page 6 Obituaries John Canfield Sr., 94 John Canfield Sr. of Fairhaven died Friday, June 24, 2011, at Hilltop Care Center in Watldns. He was 94. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; June 29, at Dingmarm Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale with Pastor Steven Row- land officiating. Friends called from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service Wednesday, both at funeral chapel in Annandale. A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the fimeral home. Burial was at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at Fair Haven Cemetery in Fair Haven. John William Francis Canfield Sr. was born May 1, 1917, in Eric- son, Neb., to the late Palmer Levin and Mabel Pearl (Ainsworth) Can- field. He was the eldest of 12 chil- dren. He married Sarah Jane Lundy Oct. 2, 1937, in Knoxville, Iowa. John and Sarah had six children and lived in Lincoln, Neb., for sev- ern years before moving to Minne- sota in 1972. John was a carpenter and worked at Camp Friendship as the construction foreman; he built a number of the camp cabins and buildings. John and Sarah lived in Fair Haven for several years where John enjoyed maintaining a big gar- den and fishing in the area lakes. John was preceded in death by his wife Sarah; parents; three sons John Jr., Howard St., and Henry; one grandson; four great-grandchil- dren; two brothers and five sisters. He is survived by his children Richard Sr., of Dallas, Texas, George Sr. "Butch" of Oxford, N.C., Joan (and Robert) Butler of Coleman, Fla.,; brothers and sisters George (and Madelynne) of Blackrick, Ohio, Bonnie Scott of Grand Island, Neb., Rex (and Blanche) of Grand Island, Neb., Eldon (and Phyl- lis) of Dannebrog, Neb.; 18 grand- children; six step-grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 10 step- great-grandchildren; seven great- great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers were his great-grandchildren; they were the light of his life. Carolyn Wicks pro- vided music for the service. Memorials are preferred to Camp Friendship in Annandale or Hilltop Care Center in Watldns. Richard 'Fuzzy' Hinz, 60 Richard "Fuzzy" Hinz of Kim- ball died Monday, June 27, 2011, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House, St. Augusta after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 60. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kimball with Rev. Aaron Bell offi- ciating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ding- mann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball and one hour prior to ser- vices at the church. Richard William "Fuzzy" Hinz was born Aug. 27, 1950, in St. Cloud to the late Sidney and Maida (Handt) Hinz. He lived his lifetime in the Kimball area and was a 1968 graduate of Kimball High School. He married Sherry Jensen Aug. 22, 1969, in Kimball and was a home-building contractor. Fuzzy was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Cloud, the Minnesota Home Builder's Assoc., and a retired 21-year member of the Kimball Fire and Rescue Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, travel- ing, casinos, and time spent with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sherry of Kimball; children Tim (and Tammy) of South Haven, and Lori (and Troy) Hoefker of Wayzata; four grandchildren: A.J. Hinz, Colby Hinz, Ryan Hoefker, and Jordan Munson; brothers Rob- ert (and Barbara) of Mill Valley, Calif., Ralph of Kimball, Russ of Kimball, Patty (and Richard) Peterson of Kimball, and Cathy (and Dave) Hollermann of Carlos. Memorials are preferred. @ ilrlll 00D00ngmann i [Funeral Care i :: IlilLl[ Ill 1 J [ p- ii Burial end Cremation Services View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball * (320) 398-5055 Kimball Area Emergency Food ShelfL . Inc. St. Anne's Church in Kimball 10 - 10:45 a.m. Tues./Thurs. month: 5:30-6:30 p.m. tel. (320) 398-2211 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 Church Obit. Thursday, June30,2011 Pastor Mike Nelson issued the benediction at the end of the final church service June 26 at Redeemer Lutheran Church which is closing after 107 years, His call to those gathered: "Go in peace, Serve God someplace else." He urged them to find a new church home that fits both their needs and their gifts. By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Sunday's service was not unlike a funeral for someone who had lived to 107 years. Sad, and yet a thankful celebration for those 107 years. Redeemer Lutheran Church was formed just more than 107 years ago by Finnish immigrants. It started as meetings in members' homes, and they shared a pastor during those first years with three other parishes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The church established a cem- etery, just north of Kingston, and soon built a church building there. Some years later, the building was moved into the town of Kingston, to better serve the people of Kings- ton. It is this building that still stands today. By 1950 it became evident that most members now spoke Eng- lish at home instead of Finnish as a primary language. So the word "Finnish" was dropped from their name, and services were held in English. This controversial deci- sion passed by a single vote, 20-19. The church membership never surpassed 84, yet it has thrived and served its community. Dozens have been confirmed and married last month (May 22) by paper bal- lot, 12-1 in favor of closing the his- toric church. June 26 was its last reg- ular service. A disolution service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. A newly formed Redeemer Cem- etery Association will meet that day at 4 p.m. with an obligatory service of coffee in-between. All church property will be turned over to the Redeemer Cem- etery Association, and anyone with family buried in the cemetery may join this new entity and serve on the board of trustees. in the church, and dozens have Additional photos and video are been buried from the church, available onlinein the,-PhgoGal, Down to 13 members, theyvoted lery on our website. Amenities to meet your needs: 3 meals per day & snacks Scheduled exercise and Church activities, including mass 3 times/too. Housekeeping/laundry services Medication services with LPN/RN services available 24 hours per day House of Kimball Assisted Living at its Finest