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Pa-e 6 F Thursday' July 11' 20 Raymond 'Mickey' Wendt Jr., 79 O1J tuaries Grace Fast, 94 Grace Fast of Kimball died Tues- day, July 2, 2013, at Ecumen of Litchfield. She was 94. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 8, at Ost- mark Lutheran Church in rural Watldns. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at the John- son-Hagglund Funeral Home in IJtchfield. Interment followed in the Vogt Cemetery near Delft, Minn., at 2:30 p.m. Monday.. Grace Mariann Fast was born Jan. 2, 1919, in St. James, Mima., to Axel and Anna (Berggren) Thulien. She grew up In rural Watonwan County. She was united in marriage to John L. Fast In St. JamesNov. 1-4; 1942. They lived on his parents' farm near Bingham Lake before moving to Litchfield in 1953. After three years, they moved to a farm between Cokato and Howard Lake. In 1958, they moved to the farm near Kimball where she lived for the rest of her life. She was an active member of the Ostmark Lutheran Church, and she enjoyed quilting with the ladies of the church. She also was a member of a neighbor- hood birthday club and, In her early years, the Kimball Golf Club. She enjoyed the life of a farm wife and the cooking, gardening and baking that went with it. She also enjoyed golfing, reading, and doing ceram- ics. She will be remembered as an optimistic and determined person who didn't even let the loss of her eyesight get her down. Grace was preceded in death by her parents, husband John, son Gordon Douglas Fast; broth- Raymond "Mickey" Wendt Jr. died Monday, July 8, 2013, at Assumption Home in Cold Spring. He was 79. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home. Raymond J. "Mickey" Wendt, Jr., was born Feb. 15, 1934, in Cook County, Ill., to Raymond J. Sr. and Nettle (Goldsworthy) Wendt. He married Joann Sykes Dec. 5, 1957. Mickey served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954-56. He worked for many local busi- nesses, including most recently Wendt's and Sons, 'Landy's, and Dutch Maid Bakery. Mickey was preceded in dOath and 2013 Pedal Pilgrimage to the Grasshopper in Cold Sprir St. Gertrude's Catholic Church in Forest City is organizing a pedal pil- grimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. The trip combines spiritual and physical exercise. Bikers gather at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, for prayer at St: Gertrude's with additional prayer stops along the way. The pilgrimage concludes with Mass at the Grasshopper Cha- pel In Cold Spring. The Grasshopper Chapel, for- mally know as Assumption Chapel, was built upon Chapel Hill over- siblings-Sally Kroc, John Wendt, looking Cold Spring in thanksgiv- Susie Clark; grandchil- ing for relief from the devastating 10 - 10"45 a m "rues/'rhurs ............................... : ................... L...; ................... ...................... 7 ..... Also open 2nd Monday of the month: 5:30.6:30 p.m, tel, (320) 398-2211 For after-hours emergencies, call one of the area churches. Calee Tage Many to meet your needs.= Kimball (320) 398-5055 Kiew obituaries, guestbooks and uideos on-line Burial and Cremation Services St. Anne's Church in Kimball in August. All little girls who are full- time residents of Watkins with a Watkins address: who have com- pleted kindergarten through second grade may qualify for the pageant. Each eligible candidate must find their own sponsor Also, any business in Watkins seeking to sponsor a candidate may do so as well. All candidate sponsors will be required to pay a $25 entry fee for their candidate. Checks should be written to Watkins Lion- ess Club and mailed to PO Box 25, Watkins MN 55389, before Tues- day, July 16. All sponsor checks must be received prior to the Little Miss Watkins Tea party Wednes- day, July 17. The Little Miss Watkins Tea Partywill be held at 7 p.m. Wednes- day, July 17, at the Watkins Village Hall. At least one parent or guard- ian should attend the tea party with the candidate. Candidate pic- tures, pageant practice and dance routine will be explained the tea party, so all sponsored candidates must attend. The Little Miss Watkins Pag- eant will be held at the grand stand apolis. She was united in Marriage losie, Summer, Rowan, Laine, and to Harvey Olson in Minneapolis Reid Olson. dren Neil (and Mona) Olson of Oak Grove, Minn., and Susan Olson of rural Kimball; grand- children Terry (and Kristy) Olson, Lance (and Shannon) Olson, and Nick (and Jenny) Olson; and great- grandchildren Kenny, Logan, Watkins Pageant The Watkins Lioness Club will again be sponsoring the Little Miss" Watkins Pageant during the Kraut 'N Wurst annual celebration in McCarthy Park at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. Alternate rain loca- tion will be held at the Watkins Village Hall. All candidates must be at the hal! by 6 p.m. on pageant day for interview questions and final pageant preparation. Mem- bers of the Watkins Lioness Club will escort candidates to McCar- .resided until .2003 when she moved in With her daughter Susan on Pearl Lake. Clarice was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harvey, brothers Joe and A1, and sister LaVerne. She is survived by her chil- Candidates sought for Little Miss For more information, call Patty Decknatel at (320) 398-2302, or Karla Ehlinger at (320) 398-5903. If there is anyone interested in putting a unit in the Watkins Kraut 'N Worst Parade for Saturday, Aug. 3, please call Tootz at 764-2109 or 764-9635, or Brenda at 764-2112. thy Park at pageant time. The deadline to register can- didates and sponsors is Monday, July15. To register a candidate, please call Gloria Schmidt at (320) 764-2791. Please be prepared to supply candidate name, parents' name, sponsor's name and last grade completed for the candi- date, also an e-mail address. artisan expo Saturday, July 27, Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale will sponsor an area artisan expo from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Artisans will demonstrate, display and sell their work in many of the museum's his- toric buildings. Come and experi- "ence a wide variety of art includ- ing painting, blacksmithing, wood carving anti chipping, pottery, pho- tography, spinning, quilting, weav- ing and more. Musicians will per- form in the Finnish Church. Sum- mer-time food favorites also will be available including our famous root-beer floats. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, & under age 5 Free. Minnesota Pioneer Park is located just east of Annandale on Highway 55. (320) 274-8489 or wwm (obituaries are posted as we receive them) WWW. tricou news.M Walnut Grove, MN 36th annual outdoor drama based on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder July 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 2013 888-859-3102 wainutgrove,org Ban ,s p\ m creeV, Reserved Seats $14.00 General Admission $12.00 Kimball City Hall. Deadline to sign up is Friday, Aug. 27, 1946. In the '60s they moved to Richfield where she July l2. born Feb. 1, 1920, in Watkins to Nicholas and Theresa (Weber) Froehling. She grew up and received her education in Wat- kins. She moved to Minneapo- lis in 1936 and she worked as a printer with ACME Tag in Minne- Clarice 'Clara' Olson, 93 nah) Horrocks; great-grandchil- dren Mckenzie, Grant, Ellie~ Jack- son and Nolan; brother Robert (and Dorothy) Thulien of Sleepy Eye, and sisters DorisWiens of Windom, and Darlene (and Duane) Harris of Cor- tland; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. be picked up and dropped off at for entrants Clarice M. "Clara" Olson died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at her Pearl Lake (Marty) home. She was 93. Family and friends may gather at Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, prior to a graveside service at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in Watkins at 10:30 a.m. Clarice Margaret Olson was City Hall to nomInate someone to be Grand Marshal of the Kimball celebration Aug. 9-11. This event Days parade. Deadline to turn in is open to girls ages 7-i0 within the forms is Sunday, July 14. the Kimball Area School District. The fee to participate is $30. The maximum limit is 10 girls (the first 10 girls signed up wil! be ' N the contestants). Letters have been- Kraut Wu rst sent out to Kimball businesses and Parade looking organizations. Applications can Shawn (and Melinda) Fast, Amanda candidates wanted Fast, Christopher Carrigan, Casey Carrigan, Kayla Carrigan, Rachel The Little Miss Kimball com- (and David) Thompson, Justin mittee is seeking candidates for Gassman (and fiancde Alexis Mar- the Little Miss Kimball pageant tinsonL and Travis (and Savan- as part of the KimballDays 2013 tions are invited to participate in this 20-bike ride. To receive a registration form, contact St. Gertrude's Church at, include "pil- grimage" in the subject; or go to www.formin istry, com/USMNR CATHSGCCS to print out a regis- t.ration form. Pilgrims may want to make arrangements to return to St. Gertrude's after Mass. Reg- istration fee of, $10, optional tee shirt $12, and optional pizza and drink In Cold Spring after Mass. St. Gertrude's Church is located at 31608 650th Ave. Litchfield, Minn. Minn. Pioneer Park hosts Rodney Fast of Kimball; grandchil- Uttle Miss Kimball dren Melissa (and Shad) Ketcher, She is survived by her children James (and Diane) Fast of Hutchin- son, Colleen (and Dan) Carrigan of Hutchinson, Rebecca (and David) Gassman of Hutchinson, and J. Nominate Kimball Days Grand Forms are available at Kimball He is survived by his daugh- granddaughter Kristin Tubb; and ter Sally Wendt; stepdaughtermany nieces and nephews. Pat (and Gilbert Sr.) Michalski; " ers Richard, LeRoy, Alden, Charles by his wife Joann, parents, brother dren Theresa (and Craig) Tubb, Minnesota Grasshopper Plagues of Gilbert Jr. (and Jennifer) Michal- the 1870s. While the prayer of the Bill, nephew Billy, and niece ski, and Jerry Michalski; great- pilgrimage reflects the Catholic tra- and Verne, and sisters Viola and Pamela. Annette. dition, people from all faith tradi-