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Luvern Hinz, 96 Luvern E. Hinz of Kimball died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud. He was 96. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Ost- mark Lutheran Church, 32721 680th Ave., Watkins, with Rev. Joe Midthun officiating. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and at the church one hour prior to services. There will bea prayer service at 5 p.m. Thurs- day. Interment will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 30, at theKimball Cemetery. Luvern Edward Hinz was born Nov. 30, 1914, in Crystal, N.D., to Edward and Lily (Haas) Hinz. At the age of 4, he moved to Kimball.Prai- rie with his parents, brother Sid- ney, and sister Viola (Hinz).Elliott, who all preceded him in death. His younger sister Marsella (Hinz) Mackereth was born in Kimball and now lives in Annandale. Luvern was a 1932 graduate of Kimball High School, and spent the rest of his years living in Kimball. In 1936, he went to work at Engel's Store on Main Street, which he pur- chased in 1947 and ran as Hinz Gro- cery until 1957. In 1936, he met Mar- garet Fowlds who was a teacher in Kimball, and they were married Aug. 4, 1938, in New Effington, S.D. She preceded him in death July 1,. 1987. They had four children Nancy, Mary, Jim and Jack. In 1941, he became the area's first livestock artificial inseminator. Church Obit. Thursday, October27,2011 s  Kimball, MN Stanley M. Utecht, 59 Hinz of Sequim, Wash., Jack (and Pam Jette) Hinz of Plymouth; sis- ter Marsella Mackereth of Annan- dale; grandchildren Elizabeth (Thomas) Gibson, Ann (,Thomas) Budnick, Kris (Thomas) Dokken, Melissa (Miller) Riesgraf, Mark Miller, Mike Miller, Christy (Hinz) Case, Jenny (Hinz) Schmidt, Kim (Hinz) Bryant, Cory Jette Hinz, .Abby Jette Hinz; son-in-law Larry (and Karen) Miller; 16 great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The pallbearers will be his grandchildren, and the music for the service will be provided by Jon Mackereth and Barb Eno. The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Kim- ball. Memorials are preferred to the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. Arnold Konz, 82 Arnold Konz of St. Cloud, for- merly of Kimball, and Pearl Lake, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in St. Cloud. He was 82. A Celebration of Life wa held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud. Family and friends called at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. He made his final contribution to the world by donating his body for further research to the University of Min- nesota Anatomical Bequest Pro- gram. Interment will be at a later date at the Holy Cross Parish Cem- etery inMarty. Arnold Paul Konz was born July 15, 1929, in St. Cloud to Anton and Annie (Nelson) Konz. He served'his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He mar- ried Margaret Rose Mische Aug. 28, 1956, at St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud. They farmed near Kim- ball for 38 years and then moved to Pearl Lake where they lived for 22 years enjoying their retirement years, and then they moved to St. Cloud. In 1944, he became a member of the U.S. Navy, and after World War II, he ran the StrieffDairy Farm and deliv- ered milk to Kimball area residents. In 1958, he built Aqua Lanes Bowl- ing Alley and later, a self-serve car wash. Starting in 1965, Luvern was one of several interested people that began selling shares, purchased land south of Kimball, and formed Kimball Golf Club. His passion later in life was golf, and you could find him at the golf course several times a week until the age of 95. He loved bluebirds, building and maifi- taining bluebird houses for.many years. Another of his loves was Wil- low Creek Park in which he planted many trees, and helped maintain well into his retirement. Luvern served on the Kimball City Coun- cil, and the Kimball Area Schools Board of Education. He was a mem- ber of Kimball Golf Club, mem- ber and past commander of Kim- ball American Legion Post #261, and was a 57-year member of Ost- mark Lutheran Church for'which be served in many capacities. He was a former member of the Kimball Rod & Gun Club, and the Kimball Area Fire Department, for which he had served as Fire Chief. Luvern loved his friends, his family, and Kimball. Luvern was preceded in death by hi wife of 49 years Marga- ret (Fowlds) Hinz; daughter Mary Miller; brother Sidney Hinz, and sister Viola Elliott; and special . friend Audrey Knutson. He is survived by his chil- dren Nancy (and Ron) Thomas of New Hope, Jim (and Cathy) Kenzie Grieman, Zachary Hanson, Angela Konz, and Benjamin Konz; brothers and sisters Ebert (and Ethel) Konz of Watkins, Frieda Provo of Annandale, Florence (and Norman) Severson of Wood- bury, Magnus (and Marge) Konz of Cold Spring, Dorothy (and Andy) Maus of Kimball, and Edith (and Merv) Palmer of Plymouth. Konz served on the Maine Prairie Township Board, Stea- rns County Board, Meeker County R.E.A. Board, St. Anne's Catholic Church Board, and was President of the Stearns N.F.O. A talented wood- worker, he spent much of his time in retirement years making anything and everything for others. Arnold was a good man, helping others when there was a need. He loved bowling with the Senior Citizens of Kimball, wintering in Texas, travel- ing the United States coast-to-coast, Europe, Canada, China, and Mexico with his wife Marge. Konz was preceded in death by his parents, sister Mildred Wicker, and brothers Elwin, Phillip and Vincent. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Marge; their children: Mary (and Thomas) Maida of Lit- tle Canada, Anita (and Bob) Grie- man of Denver, Colo., Michael (and loni) Konz of Sauk Rapids, Amy (and Jim) Anderson of Hel- ena, Mont., and Jane (and Loren) Hanson of Pierre, S.D.; grand- children Michael Muscala, Made- line Maida, Daniel Anderson, Julia Anderson, Luca Grieman, Mac- Care Amenities to meet your needs: 3 meals per day & snacks Scheduled exercise and activities Church acUvities, including mass 3 times/mo. Housekeeping/laundry services Medication services with LPN/RN services available 24 hours per day House of Kimball Assisted Living at its Finest I/Mana 398-86, or more information: Jo, Stanley lJtecht of Mora died Oct. 17, 2011, at Abbott Northwest- ern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was 59. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Cal- vary Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Dean Oelfke officiating. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Fri- day, Oct. 21, at Akkerman-Inge- brand Funeral Home in Mora. Stanley Mark Utecht was born at Eitel Hospital in Minneapolis Dec. 13, 1951, to Roman and Fran- ces (Arnold) Utecht. He grew up in Crystal and was the oldest of five children. He attended St. Raphael's Catholic School through the eighth grade. He graduated from Cooper High Schoolin Robbinsdale in 1969. He enlisted in the U.S. Army upon graduation and served until 1972. He was a radar mechanic, and was stationed in Germany during the Viet Nam conflict. Upon returning home, he attended North Hennepin Voca- tional School for Agri-Business. He married Rebecca (Becky) Hayes June 21, 1975, in Minneapolis. The couple moved to Pipestone, and Stan attended Pipestone Voca- tional School where he completed the meat-cutting program. Stan was employed as a meat cutter in Osseo until 1977. At this tifne, he and Becky moved to Mora and established their family home with the arrival of Alex in 1977, and Matt in 1989. He was very proud of his family. Stan worked as the meat man- ager of National Foods until it Was purchased byReichels and became Festival Foods. He worked at vari- ous other grocery stores until being employed at Coborn's of Mora in May, 2004. Stan was well loved, made friends easily, and enjoyed life in the Mora community. He was a voracious reader and sports fan. Stan loved the out- doors, camping, fishing, hunting deer, pheaSants, and waterfowl. He valued these special times with his buddies. Stan was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in June, 2011. He faced it with determination, optimism, and grace. He will be greatly missed by many. Stan was preceded in death by his mother Frances. He is survived by his wife Becky of Mora; sons Alex and Matt of St. Louis Park; father Roman of Crys- tal; sisters Sheryl (and Tim) Gardner of Wayzata, Ruth (and Curt) Simon of Rogers, Judith Utecht of St. Cloud; brother Tom (and Cara) Utecht of Rogers; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Music for the-service was pro- vided by Elaine Keehr, and Paul and Denise Morris. Honorary pall- bearers were Alex and Matthew. Utecht, Dick Rowland and Tom Utecht. Military honors were pro- vided by Mora American Legion Post 201. Eugene Winkelman, 71 Eugene Winkelman of South Haven died peacefully in his sleep Oct. 23, 2011. Hewas 71. A Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at St. AnnCs Cath- olic Church in Kimball. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Friday before the funeral. Eugene Henry Winkelman was born May 17, 1940, in St. Cloud to- George and Angeline (Ruhoff) Winkelman. He graduated from Sauk Rapids High School. After high school, he was a semi driver until he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served as an MP. After his military service, he again drove semi and worked for his brother in North Dakota. While driving truck for Big Bear, he met Minnie Pramann. They were united in marriage April 4, 1970. They bought their farm near South Haven October 1970, and raised their three sons there. Eugene con- tinued to farm until his death. He was a member of SL Anne's Catho- lic Church in Kimball. Eugene is survived by his wife of 41 years Minnie (Pramann) Winkelman of South Haven; chil- dren Lee (and Christine) of Water- J II [Ir .... |Funeral Care =Burial and Cremation Services View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball (320) 398-5055. town, Minn., Roy iand Heather) of Litchfield, and Jay (and Court- ney) of Watkins; grandchildren Carly, Paige, lorden, Haleigh, Devin, Landon, and Joscelin; sis- ters Edith (and Andy) Stang, Janet (and Roger) Kronenberg; sisters- in-law Mary Reiland, Bonnie Win- kelman, and Carol Winkelman; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Kimball Area Emergency " Food S h elf.j>yl Inc. - St. Anne's Church in Kimball ...... i6:.5 Zm. T.Z. .... 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. www.dingmannfuneral.c0m