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Mabel Huro, 103 Mabel Huro of Kingston died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at the Cokato Manor. She was 103. A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the Apos- tolic Lutheran Church in Kingston with Rev. OrvalWirkkala officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. at the church Sunday eve- ning, and one hour prior to the ser- vice Monday. A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Mabel Thelma Isaacson was born Nov. 19, 1906, in Allouez, Mich., to August and Mary (Peltoni- emi) Isaacson. When she was young, her family moved to the Kingston area where she grew up and attended school. Mabel could speak and write fluently in Finnish. Mabel was united in marriage to George Albert Huro on Oct. 24, 1925, at the Isaacson home. Together they made their home in the Kimball area for the majority of their 74 years of marriage. In 1988 they moved from the family farm into Kingston. George preceded her in death, and after his death Mabel&apos;s grandson Todd was her pri- mary caregiver. She was employed as a cook in the nursing home in Kimball for a few Years. She also sold chicks, and wrote a column for a local news- paper. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and was considered a grandmother to everyone. Mabel was an active member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Kingston for many years. She had been one of the first Sun- day school teachers. She deeply believed in the grace of God and lived that grace daily. Mabel was a born caregiver who Kris Neisen, 33 Kris Neisen, formerly of Watkins, died accidentally Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at his Eagan home. He was 33. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Monday Oct. 11, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Wat- kins with Rev. John Brnnner and Rev. Richard Gross concelebrat- ing. Interment followedat the St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitors called from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-11 a.m. Monday at the church in Watldns. Parish prayers and mem- ory sharing was at 6 p.m. Sunday. lefts M. Neisen was born April 6, 1977, in Litchfield to Don and Jean Neisen. He graduated from Eden Valley-Watldns High School in 1995. He lived in Eagan where he worked as a carpet installer. Kris enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His hobbies included golfing, playing cards, and attend- ing concerts. He also was an avid Twins and V'ddngs fan. Kris was preceded in death by his grandparents, and his brother Scott Neisen in 1976. He is survived by his parents Don and Jean Neisen of Watldns; brother Jamie (and Melissa) Neisen of Medina; sisters Tummy Neisen of uneral Care -idOl BurlJt and Cremation Services View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball * (320) 398-5055 Church  Obit. Thursday, October 14, 2010 Tri-County News Kimball, MN KHS Class of 1965 45th reunion Schiefelbein The KHS Class of 1965 is plan- Donna Ertl, Karen Hartley, Bill Farm ranked ning a 45th class reunion at Triple Johnson, David Vroman. R in Kimball Nov. 20. Ifyou know a contact or address third We are looking for addresses for for any of the above classmates Schiefelbein Angus Farm, Kim- the following people: Art Ashfel, please contact Bill Liedman, (320) ball, ranked as third largest in reg- Mary Jo DeLare, David Harapat, 398-5523. istering the most Angus beef cat- Karen Havisto, Paulette Marsh, tie in Minnesota having recorded Mona Wanhala, David Decker, 287 head of Angus with the Ameri- Crow River can Angus Association during fis- cal year 2010, which ended Sept. 30, Native American Conference according to Bryce Schumann, CEO  r r4 to be of the American Angus Association. ,.xwe, ,ence Women of the ELCA Fall Angus breeders across the presented Nov. 3 Gathering nation in 2010 registered 297,087 The Women of the ELCA Crow head of Angus cattle. "Ouryear-end St. Gertrude's Community For- River Conference will meet Tues- statistics continue to demonstrate mation Night is from 6-8 p.m. day, Oct. 26, at the Evangelical strong demand for Angus genetics Wednesday, Nov. 3. This is open Lutheran Church in Cokato for and solidify our long-held position to all members and friends of the their Fall Gathering. Registration as a leader in the beef cattle indus- St. Gertrude's faith community begins at 4:30 p.m., with a meal at try," Schumann said. "These results always had fime for a kind word and a - young, old, with kids or with- 5 p.m. Workshops for all officers underscore our members' commit- good meal. She was hospitable to all, out. The night begins with a spa- of all congregations will be held ment to providing genetic solutions and she always enjoyed a good laugh, ghetti meal followed by a pro- at 5:45 p.m. Dean Myaka of the to the beefcattle industry." gram exploring the Native Amer- Umngeni Circuit of South Africa The American Angus Asso- She had many hobbies: quilting, rug ican Experience in the Catholic will be the guest speaker. Pastor ciation, headquartered in Saint makin cooking, baking, and Satur- day night saunas. She would often Church. Jean Smith of Grove Citywill show Joseph, Me. is the largest beefreg- Guest speaker Ken Perrault an introductory video. Reserva- istry association in the world in entertain her children and grand- will speak on the Native Amer- tions must be made by Oct. 19, to terms of both annual registrations children with wonderful stories and ican Experience in the Catho- (320) 398-6682. and active members. For more songs that have been passed down lic Church. Ken is a member of information about the Angus through the generations. She had the Diocese of Crookston Native breed go to <>. taken into her home many children American Commission. His talk over the years, and she  be missed deeplybyherfamilyandherfriends, will include his work with recon- Pan Ear collectible historical ornament ciliation and enculturation in the Mabel was preceded in death The Stearns History Museum ent Stearns County landmark each by her husband George, son Ger- Church. Take an evening off from & Research Center announces the aid, grandsons Dean Dorman and cooking and enjoy a fun and inter- year. Benji Schaaf, eight siblings, son-in- esting night. Cost: Free-will offer- release of its second annual limited All proceeds from the sale of the law Bob Schaaf, and daughters-in- ing. edition collectible ornament fen- ornaments will directly fund the turing the 1919 Pan Car. The Pan Museum's education programs. lawViolet Huro and Darlene Huro. Car was produced by the Pan Motor Only 100 ornaments have been cre- She is survived by her children Ha I Ioween Company in St. Cloud between 1917 ated and are available for purchase Russell Huro of Annandale, Gina and 1919. Approximately 750 were in the Museum Store for $15.95 plus SchaafofKingston, Carol (and Bob) Historia Oct. 30 produced by automobile entrepre- sales tax. The glass ornaments, done Fischer of Dassel, and Doris (and neur Samuel Pandolfo before the in red with silver accents, will make Ken) Dorman of Kimball; 18 grand- The Stearns History Museum, company closed in 1919 when Pan- great gifts for friends and family, as children, 56 great-grandchildren, along with the St. Cloud Jaycees dolfo was sent to prison for mail well as for yourselfl 37 great-great-grandchildren, and and Miller Carlin Funeral Home fraud. This bulb is the second of an Store hours are Monday-Friday foster children Sharon Meyer and will present Halloween Historia, annual limited edition collectible 9-5, Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 12 Rose Marylusfison. the 20th annual family-friendly ornament series depicting a differ- noon-5. event, 12 noon to 4 p.m. Satur- day, Oct. 30. This spooktacu- Legion Poppy Program continues lar event features a hayride, Hal- loween craft-making, scavenger The Kingston American Legion the Y.M.C.A. Conference when she hunt in the Museum's exhibit gal- Auxiliary takes part in the Poppy received a copy of the Ladies' Home lery, a kindly Candy Witch, carni- Program. Journal. Inside was the poem "We val games, and face-painting. The The poppy was made the offi- Shall Not Sleep," later named "In new exhibit, "The Indelible (P)ink: cial memorial flower of the Ameri- Flanders Field." The poem was The Pink Panther. and Popular can Legion in 1920, and the Ameri- written for a fellow soldier for a Culture," will also be on display, can Legion AuxiliaryIn 1921. burial service. This enchanted day of family fun The poppy program was made Moina declared, "I shall buy red is geared toward younger children one of our national programs in poppies and wear red poppies of and designed to be non-scary. 1924. FlandersField." Children (and adults) are encour- Moina Michael is known as our She showed a gentleman "We aged to come dressed in their cos- "Poppy Lady." Moina started her Shall Not Sleep" at a conference. He tumes. Refreshments will be avail- career at age 15 as a school teacher gave her $10 and asked for a poppy able for sale. Children must be in Good Hope, Ga., She then went to wear. Moina rushed out of the accompanied by an adult. Admis- on as a teacher and was caught conference in search for flowers. sion is $3 per person with infants over-seas inWorldWar I, She found a Wanamaker's Depart- and members of the Stearns His- After America entered the war ment Store that sold silk poppies. tory Museum admitted free. Pro- in 1917, Moina applied to become Moina wore a poppy on her col- Eagan, Missy Neisen (and special ceeds will be used to fund educa- a volunteer for the Y.M.C,. over- lar until she returned home to Geor- friend Louis Levilain) of St. Cloud; tion programs at the Stearns His- seas as a war worker. She was 48 at gia in 1919, and became known as nephews Lucas and Caleb Neisen; tory Museum. All events are at the this time. She helped thousands of the "Poppy Lady." It has been the and aunts and uncles. Stearns History Museum located stranded Americans book safe pas- memorial flower of the auxiliary Music was provided by Kathy at Heritage Park on 33rd Avenue sage back to the homeland, since 1921. Pauls. Honorary pall bearers were South. Call (320) 253-8424 for Nov. 9, 1919, just before the Ann Hamilton, Eric Fritz, Grant Erickson, jason more information. Armistice, Moina was on duty at Auxiliary Public Relations Kmetz, Greg Kmetz, Andy Meyer, John Paul, Michael McGuire, Justin ........................... Stattman, Scott Strohmeier, Mike I=Igl. ll ll i=t Iklll = l Iq-L ] F-,=WLI I l IIIU . Mathies, PatArnold, Brad Kerzman, , . r' -3 meals per day & snacks and Dan Mackedanz. Arrange- . SOne ,oTe Scheduled exerclseandactivitles ments were by Ertl Funeral Home inWatkins. )" . . . _ .. Church activities, ",.....,4. hospice  Hosplto .......... " including mass 3 times/me. Cam Available. Housekeeping/laundry services Medication services with , PN/RN services available 24 hours per day --#k:. ITe00tage House of Kimball Assisted Living at its Finest