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Page 6 Gerald (Gerry) Lies, 87 Gerald (Gerry) Lies of South Haven died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. He was 87. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Thomas Olson officiating. Entombment followed at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery. Friends called from 4-6 p.m. Sun- day at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to services Monday, at the church. There was a prayer service at 6 p.m. Sunday. Gerald James Lies was born April 2, 1926, in South Haven to Joseph and Dorothy (Krueger) Lies. He graduated from Annan- dale High School in the class of 1943. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was stationed on the island of Mog Mog, a part of the Ulithi Atoll in the western Pacific. Dec. 15, 1949, Gerry was united in marriage to Edith May Elliott at St. Columbus Catholic Church in St. Paul. Following World War II, he entered a grocery partnership with his father in J.G. Lies & Son. A meat processing and locker plant was added to the store. He was well known for making sausage and cutting meat. When his father retired, a newly remodeled store was opened as Lies Meats and Groceries. He and his wife Edi, enjoyed workingtogether through- out most of his career. Gerry was an active member of South Haven VFW Post 7332 for 51 years. He held several offices for the city of South Haven and was a member of the South Haven School Board. He served as a volunteer for the South Haven Fire Department for more than 30 years. He and Edi enjoyed traveling over the years with family and friends. His favorite places were the National Parks, Branson and Grand Marais. Gerry loved listen- ing to music, singing and gath- ering around the piano with his family. As a young man, he sang in the church choir for many years. Gerry loved watching and playing sports, especially baseball. He was !F00ingmannj uneral Care -, Burial and Cremltl0n Services View obituaries, gues&ooks and videos on-line Kimball (320) 398-5055 Church Obit. Celebration of life a pitcher for the South Haven ball club, Central Mini League, during the 40s and 50s and was a huge fan of the Minnesota Twins. He espe- cially enjoyed playing an evening game of softball with the South Haven kids. He enjoyed pitching horseshoes and playing basket- ball, pool, golf, tennis, and cro- quet. His greatest joy was the time he spent with his wife and fam- ily, and playing games with his daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Gerry was preceded in death by his parents; brother Joe Lies, and sister Harriet Lies. He is survived by his wife Edi; daughters and their spouses Sharon (and Art) Meier of Roseville, Sandra (and Dean) Hawkinson of Elk River, and Sheila (and Dan) Scrabeck of Rochester; brother and his spouse Don (and Jeanne) Lies of Sun City, Calif.; sis- ter-in-law Judy Lies of Eau Claire, Wis.; four grandchildren Anne Reed, Heidi Bentz, Kara Schuster, and Brent Hawkinson; seven great-grandchildren Megan and Ali Reed, Calvin and Kaitlyn Bentz, Clark and Oliver Hawkinson, and Caden Schuster. Pallbearers were Brent Hawkin- son, Calvin Bentz, Darren Bentz, Scott Reed, Cory Schuster, and John Lemke. Art Meier was soloist, Frosty Schiefelbein was organist, and St. Anne's Choir provided the music for the service. The Minne- sota National Guard Honor Guard provide Military Funeral Honors. 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, J Thursday, October 10, 2013 Tri-County News www. tricountynews.mn AZ ............. St. Ntatthew's U.C.C. fall bazaar Oct. 26 St. Matthew's U.C.C. in Forest There will be a dinner, bake City will hold its fall bazaar from sale, craft sale and noon raffle. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. St. Nicholas fall breakfast Oct. 27 The St. Nicholas Parish plans their fall breakfast for Sunday, Oct. 27. They will serve from 9 a.m. to noon. The menu includes sausage, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, French toast with toppings, rolls, fruit, juice, milk, and coffee. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for ages 5-10, and preschoolers are free. There will also be a bake sale and a raffle. You are invited to a celebration of life party for Ronald Wendroth. He was recently diagnosed with cancer. His children would like him to celebrate his life with his many family members and friends at Church of God in Eden Valley, Fall Gathering set for Oct. 29 For women of the ELCA Crow River Conference The Fall Gathering of the ELCA Crow River Conference Women will be held Tuesday evening, Oct. 29, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. followed by supper, special music, and a business meeting. Pas- tor Linda Pedersen, ELCA SWMN Synod minister will be the guest speaker as she tells of her trip to Romania to locate long-lost relatives. Pastor Tom Heyd of St. John's will share his talent as a ventriloquist. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 21 from your church unit treasurer or from Pat Johnson, Conference treasurer, (320) 286-2018. Tickets are transferable but not refundable. No tickets will be sold at the door. Red Cross recommends increased Minn., from ]-5 p.m. Sunday, iron intake prior to blood donation oct. 13. Please bring your fun of heme iron, primarily found in meat, but only 2 to 10 percent of nonheme iron. Foods high in vita- min C, such as leafy greens, pep- pers and citrus fruits, help with iron absorption. The Red Cross also recom- mends iron supplements for reg- ular blood donors after consulting with their personal health-care provider or pharmacist. Visit red crossblood.org/iron, to learn more. Healthy blood donors help patients in need every day. Make an appointment to roll up a sleeve by calling (800) RED CROSS, or visiting redcrossblood.org. Many people can donate blood, but even healthy donors are sometimes temporarily deferred because of low hemoglobin lev- els. The American Red Cross rec- ommends eligible blood donors eat a well-balanced diet with extra iron-rich foods prior to their dona- tion this fall. During the fall, iron-rich pro- duce such as broccoli, kale, sweet potatoes, spinach, apricots and chard are in season and therefore more abundant. Food can have two types of iron, heme and nonheme. The body can absorb up to 30 percent St. Anthony's 125th Anniversary Pictorial Directory- Sign Up Today is no cost to participate, and every- body will get a free 8x10 photo as well as a free directory. Beginning in January, look for occasional articles on the church's history. We will also have a spe- cial 2014 calendar for our parish. Then on June 1, 2014, St. Anthony's will officially mark its 125th anni- versary when Bishop LeVoir cel- ebrates the Anniversary Mass at 2 p.m. St. Anthony's Council of Catholic Women will host a recep- tion following the Anniversary Mass. We look forward to cele- brating this momentous year with our parish and our communities. Don't miss out on the first event. Sign up for your place in the Anni- versary Pictorial Directory today. Jan. 1, 2014, the Church of St. Anthony in Watkins will begin it's year-long recognition of its 125th anniversary. One important event is the new pictorial directory. Life Touch Directories will be doing the photography and production of the new books. This is a special direc- tory as it will mark the 125th Anni- versary of St. Anthony Church. It will have photographs depicting the early life of St. Anthony Church, as well as those of today's parish life. We encourage all of our parishio- ners to make an effort to be included in this important project. Parishio- ners can register for a photo session by going to St. Anthony's webpage at stanthonywatkins.com. Just click on the Life Touch Sign Up icon. There memories, pictures and just your friendship and love. We would love to share this special day with you. He is now in the Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins with Mom. This is a secret, so help us keep it that way. Hope to see you there. 55+ Driver Improvement program offered The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on the fol- lowing days: Saturday, Oct. 19 (4-hour re- fresher course) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Miller Auto Plaza - Community Room, 2930 2nd St. S.; St. Cloud. Thursday, Oct. 17 (8-hour first- time course) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Life Assembly of God, 2409 Clearwater Rd, St. Cloud. TuesdayandWednesday, Oct. 15 and 16 (8-hour first-time course) 5-9 p.m. Apollo High School, 1000 44th Ave N, St. Cloud. The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; pre- registration is required. A MN Highway Safety & Research Cen- ter certified instructor teaches this class. By utilizing the most up-to- date research in the field, partic- ipants will be provided the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws, and vehicle tech- nology. This class has something for everyone! The fee for the four- hour refresher course is $20, and the eight-hour course is $24. For Heritage House of Kimball, an Assisted Living Facility with a small-town feeling, has openings for 2 men or 2 women, or for a husband and www.dingmannfuneral.com .............................. ..................................................................................................................................................................... ............. UISSOnUt Car tour- Ma..  cup of coffee "'="'Jr visit with us! : amenities ,  , .................................... to meet  etage House of Kimball your needs! Assisted Living at its Finest For more information: Joyoe Quast, LPN/Manager (320) 398-8643 .......................... ififiifW ........ (' ............................................... i .......................................... more information or to register, visit our website at www.mnsafety center.or& or call toll free (888) 234-1294. 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