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Pa00e 6 Obituaries Rita Jansky, 80 Rita Jansky of Waite Park died Aug. 28, 2010, at her home sur- rounded by her loving family. She was 80. Mass of Christian Burial cel- ebrating Rita Jansky&apos;s life was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesda3 Aug. 31, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud with Rev. Thomas Kno- blach officiating. Family and friends called between 4-8 p.m. Mon- day and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Holy Spirit parish prayers were at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the church. Entombment was in the Assumption Mausoleuml Rita A. ]ansky was born Nov. 11, 1929 in St. Cloud to Harry and Clara (Bernauer) Beumer. She married Norman J. Jansky Sept. 12, 1953, in St. Mary's Cathedral. She and her husband lived in St. Cloud for more than 30 years where they owned Evelyn Ranniger, 65 Evelyn Ranniger of Eden Valley died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at the Paynesville Area Care Center. She was 65. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Ertl Funeral Home in Wat- kins with Rev. Richard Gross offi- ciating. Friends called one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home. Evelyn A. Ranniger was born Feb. 8, 1945, in Minneapolis. She was a good housekeeper, and was excel, lent at knitting. She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, bingo, and she loved her dogs. She especially enjoyed vis- iting with family and friends. Craig VanNurden, 54 Craig VanNurden of Kimball died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at theSt. Cloud Hospital from inju- ries sustained in an auto accident. He was 54. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Fr. Richard Gross officiating. Visitation was Sunday from 4-8 p.m. and Monday from 9-10 a.m., both at the St. Anthony Catholic .Church in Watkins. Par- ish prayers were 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Interment was in the Kimball Cemetery. CraigA. VanNurden was born to Clayton and Louise (Donnay) Van- Nurden Oct. 22, 1955, in St. Cloud. He farmed all of his life on the family farm, and was employed by Arnold's of Kimball for 20 years and Electrolux in St. Cloud for 16 years. Craig was united in mar- riage to Gayle Mackereth Aug. 16, 1975, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kimball. Family, farming and animals were very important to Craig. His hobbies included hunt- 190000gm,00nj unerat Care ','1 Burial and Cremation Sotvl== View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball * (320) 398-5055 Church .40bit. and operated ]ansky's Plumbing and Heating. Upon their retire- ment, they moved to their lake home in Kimball. Her last residence was in Waite Park. Rita treasured her family above all, and will be remembered as a wonderful cook. Rita was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1996, sister Renee, and brother Jack. She is survived by her children Jean (and Bill) Arndt of St. Cloud, Rick (and Jo Schaefer) of Kimball, Jo (and Duane) Wold of Monti- cello, and Mark (and Mary) of Kim- ball; grandchildren Dayna, Craig, Derek, Jennifer, Mady, and Mitch- ell; and brother Donald Beumer of St. Cloud. Memorials are preferred. Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home of.St. Cloud. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Guard- ian Angels of Elk River and the St. Cloud Hospital Hospice for their wonderful care. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and brother Leo Espelund. She is survived by her special friend Willard Grossinger of Eden Valley; children Nancy Ranniger and Joey Ranniger; sisters Sharon (and Patrick) Meyers, Rosemary Justison, Pauline Noggle (and fianc6 Vince Zoller) all of Kimball; brother; and James Espelund of Watkins. ing and gardening, and he espe- cially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Craig was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Tonya; and brother Richard. He is survived by his wife Gayle VanNurden of Kimball; children Tracy (and Paul) Hanan, Travis (and Kristin) VanNurden, Tara (and Justin) Adolph, Tiffany (and Kelly) Danelke, Jr., all of Kimball; his dog Izzy; brothers and sis- ters Roger VanNurden of Watkins, ]ames C. (and Diane) VanNurden of Stewart, Dale N. VanNurden of Rockford, Mary Lou (and Bob) Mobley of Buffalo, David VanNur- den of Columbia, Mo., Jean (and John) Brager of Buffalo, Edwin VanNurden of Kimball, Cheryl (and Joe) Garding of Kimball, Michelle (and Tim) Kuhn of Kim- ball, Lori (and Glenn) Winter of Luxemburg; nieces and nephews. Music was by Mary Streit and the church choir. Casket bear- ers were Travis VanNurden, Paul Hanan, Justin Adolph, Kelly "Boomer" Denelke, Jr., Dale Van- Nurden, and Steve "Shorty" Nis- tier. Arrangements were by the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Thursday, September 2, 2010 Tri- CountyNews-Kimball, MN Memorial Christian In loving memory Women meet of Charlie Kraft Sept. 9 June 12, 1942-Sept. 5, 2009 He called you home so suddenly, I never got to say good-bye, But your spirit fills my heart Each and every day, Until we are together again. Love, Jill i ............. i .' i: A National Institutes of Health website defines post-polio syn- drome (PPS) as a condition affect- ing "polio survivors years after recovery from an initial acute attack of the poliomyelitis virus." People with PPS can have new weakening in affected and non- affected muscles, fatigue, joint degeneration pain, and muscle atrophy. The United States has more than 400,000 polio survivors and perhaps 50 percent have PPS. Regina Butts developed polio in 1948, not long before the first polio vaccine became available. "I got polio at 18 months," said 62-year-old Butts in a telephone interview. "My mother's story is that she handed me the baby bot- tle in the crib and I wouldn't reach for it with my hand. She just knew something was wrong." Unlike many other children, Butts wasn't placed in an iron lung. She could walk, though not well. She remembered trying to run across the yard as a child and having her left foot severely turn out to the side. To correct it, doc- tors tried several surgeries to tighten tendons. She recalled, "We went to another town when I was a child to meet some (distant) relatives and three cousins about my age asked what was wrong with me. I told them and they ran the other way." Other than that one instance, Do you need encouragement? Do you need hope? Do you need an uplifting morning out? Then make plans to attend the "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" bnmch held at Reichel's Event Center in Annandale at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9. You're sure to leave feeling refreshed and restored after you listen to young and talented Tasha Schuh of Ellsworth, Wis. share her gift of music and story. Tasha talks about how she found hope and purpose after a tragic acci- dent that left her paralyzed and in a wheelchair. Do you have friends who also need encouragement? Make reservations today by calling Sheree before 8 p.m. at (320) 274-6625, Betty at (320) 274-5395, or e-mail at <bruce. sla:.74@charter.net>. There is a $1 per mom preschool nursery available upon request. This event is spon- sored by Stonecroft Ministries. Daniel J. Vance Post-Polio syndrome Butts couldn't remember any awk- ward social situations growing up. She attended parochial school in a tight-knit rural community. She was "always picked last" for school games because she couldn't run, she said. But Butts has always walked, and today does it with a metal knee-to-foot brace on her left leg. "Now [PPS] affects me in terms of stamina," she said. "I'm more cautious walking because I can fall down. Walking across the front yard can be dangerous if I'm at home by myself and I always go outside with my (wireless) tele- phone. When out shopping, some- times I use a wheelchair." She also has difficulty performing repeti- tive tasks using her arms. Over the last 13 years, she has worked as a special education par- aeducator at a middle school. One teacher told Butts her being there was a good example for both the disabled and non-disabled chil- dren. For people with PPS, she rec- ommended reading the Colorado Post-Polio Connections news- letter, joining a positive support group, and finding a physician "that knows something" about PPS. The latter can be a major challenge for polio survivors. 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