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PAGE 4 Thursday, November 7, 2013 '1 " III I Ob-R-uaries Church & Obituaries ........ ............ IIIII I I II I J Vernon 'Vern' lensen, 81 games, feeding and watching birds, and spending time with his family and friends. Vern was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law Mark Olson; and sister-in-law Adair Jensen. He is survived by his wife Norma of Litchfield; children Randy (and Maureen) Jensen of Marquette, Mich., Vicky Olson of Alexandria, and Bryan (and Cindy) Jensen of Savage; six grandchildren Kate- lynn Jensen, Nolan Jensen, Julie Best, Lisa Olson, Dan Olson, and Kristy (and Eric) Custer; great- grandson Rick Custer; and broth- ers Norman Jensen of Spicer, and Rolland (and Verna) Jensen of Hutchinson. Memorials may be given to the Zion Lutheran Church, or the American Cancer Society. Vernon "Vern" Jensen of Litch- field died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 81. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Litch- field. Visitation will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, at the John- son-Hagglund Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Lake Ripley Ceme- tery with military honors by the Litchfield Miltary Honor Guard. Vernon Lyle Jensen was born March 23, 1932, to Christ and Vera (Hawes) Jensen in Grove City, Minn. He was baptized and confirmed at Arndahl Lutheran Church. Ver.n enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Army Carp of Engineers from 1953 to 1955. He was united in marriage July 25, 1953, to Norma Lambert at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. They lived in Eden Valley, and spent many after- noons at their cabin on Eden Lake. He worked for Minnesota Valley Breeders, which became 21st Cen- tury Genetics, for more than 40 years. After retiring in 1993, Vern and Norma moved to their home on Lake Minne Belle. Vern was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, the Ameri- can Legion, and was active with the Eden Valley-Watkins School Board. He enjoyed hunting, fish- ing, playing cards, woodwork- ing with his scroll saw, attend- ing Litchfield Dragons basketball Clemence Wimmer, 81 with his draft horses. Clem was preceded in death by his parents; sister Delores Asfeld; infant brother Ralph; brothers-in- law Lewis Larson, Joseph Hem- mesch, Lester Anglin, Arnold Orn- berg, Donald Asfeld and Rob- ert Schmit; and great-grandson, Kurdt Anderson. He is survived by his wife Glori- ette of Litchfield; children Thomas Wimmer of Litchfield, Ralph (and Sherrie) Wimmer of Eden Valley, Suzanne (and Adrian) Meyer of Watkins, Lynn (and Mike) Ander- son of Litchfield, and Karen Wim- mer of Willmar; 12 grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; 13 great- grandchildren; two - step-great- granddaughters; siblings, Gene- vieve Hemmesch, Isabel Anglin, Hildegard Ornberg all of Litch- field, Valaria Schmit of Elk River, Donald (and Marilyn) Wimmerof St. Cloud, John (and loan) Wim- mer of Litchfield; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Clemence Wimmer of Litch- field died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Emmanuel Home in Litchfield. He was 81. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a,m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the lohnson-Hagglund Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the St. Gertrude Catholic Cemetery in Forest City. Clemence ]ohn Wimmer was born at home in Forest City Town- ship May 28, 1932, to Iohn and Eliz- abeth (Ertl) Wimmer. He was bap- tized June 5, 1932, at the Church of St. Gertrude in Forest City and was confirmed at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. He attended grade school at District #2 in Forest City and Litchfield Public School. Clem was united in marriage luly 12, 1952, to Gloriette Rosenow at the Church of St. Gertrude in Forest City. Clem always enjoyed being a part of the dairy business. He was employed at the Forest City Creamery from 1948-1952, and then was employed by G.A. "]iggs" Kielty Trucking. In May of 1953, he purchased the milk truck and can milk route from Kielty. He sold the trucking business in 1962 and became a dairy farmer until retir- ing in 1992. Clem enjoyed fish- ing, dancing, playing cards, snow- mobiling, and camping. He also enjoyed driving his horses. Clem loved to spend time with his fam- ily, especially his grandchildren. Clem was a charter member of the Forest City Threshers Association where he participated in events Art and aut[lor event exhibitors information The Eden Valley Area Friends of the Library is pleased to pres- ent its first Art Show. This event will be held from 12 noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the Event Cen- ter. Demonstrations and show- ings will continue until 2 p.m., when author, Dean Urdahl, will present his latest book "Conspir- acy" - the story of events leading up to the assassination of Pres- ident Lincoln. Demonstrations and showings will then continue followed by refreshments. Please sign up with Mari- lyn Peterson at (320) 290-1011, or lmpeterson @meltel. net, as soon as possible. Let us know if you will need a table for your demonstration or art exhibit. The entry fee is $10 ONLY if you are selling your art (give to Marilyn when you come on Sunday) Art work that goes up on our walls can be brought to the library the week of Nov. 11, - the librari- ans will put them up - make sure you sign the form stating that you want your art to be displayed through lan. 1, (otherwise you should take it home after 4 p.m. on Sunday) and that the Library is not liable for it while displayed (Many Christmas parties and events are scheduled for Decem- ber.) Be sure to complete the form stating your name and phone number and if you are selling - a price for your art. You may want to bring your demonstration items or art work (pottery, etc) in earlier - Marilyn will be in the Event Center from 1-3 p.m. Friday Nov. 15, and from 9-12 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. A light lunch will begin at noon, with proceeds going to the Library. Refreshments will be served following the author's visit. 'A Bluegrass Christmas with Monroe Crossing' The Midwest's premier blue- grass and gospel quintet, Monroe Crossing, will be in concert at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center in Cokato with "A Bluegrass Christmas with Monroe Crossing" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Monroe Crossing dazzles audi- ences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gos- pel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor-sharp arrangements, and on-stage rap- port make them audience favor- ites across the United States, Can- ada and Europe. The Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center is located at the D-C High School, 4852 Reardon Ave- nue SW in Cokato, Tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for youth (ages 18 and younger) and are available at the Dassel-Cokato Community Education office, by calling (320) 286-4120, or order online at www. Monroe Crossing is touring in support of their brand new CD, "The Road Has No End." This, their 12th CD, features the songwriting talents of band members Derek Johnson, Mark Anderson- and Lisa Fuglie. While the evening's program will include songs from this latest recording, "A Bluegrass Christmas with Monroe Crossing" prominently features selections from their seasonal sampler "The Happy Holidays." Old familiar carols such as "Sil- ver Bells," "Holly lolly Christmas," and "Up On The Housetop" get a warm bluegrass feel from David's banjo, Lisa's fiddle and Matt's mandolin. You're likely to hear many of your seasonal favorites like "God Rest Ye Merry Gentle- men," "Oh Come All Ye Faithful," "Angels We Have Heard On High" or "What Child Is This?" Monroe Crossing also serves up country and bluegrass-inspired tunes ("Christmas Time's A Comin'"), traditional folk songs ("Christ Was Born In Bethlehem"), past hits from Elvis' "Blue Christ- mas" to Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," some seasonal band originals including the CD's title track. This activity is made possi- ble by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minne- sota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This grant also makes it possible for Monroe Crossing to present a "History of Bluegrass" program to Dassel-Cokato students Monday, Dec. 2, at no charge to the school or the students. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, "the Father of Bluegrass," Mon- roe Crossing also recently released a tribute CD, Monroe Crossing "Plays the Songs of Bill Monroe," which features 15 classic blue- grass songs made famous by the "Big Man" himself, and their third all-gospel recording, "lay, Joy, lay." Founded in 2000, Monroe Crossing plays more than 135 shows a year, including The Ken- nedy Center in Washington D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York City, The Big Top Chautauqua in Bay- field Wis., Branson's Silver Dollar City, and the legendary Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Ark. They are a 2007 inductee into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, and were invited by the Interna- tional Bluegrass Music Associa- tion (IBMA) to showcase at the 2007 IBMA World of Bluegrass convention in Nashville. C-h-u-00h ha enin s Nov. 9: Sloppy Joe dinner and Turkey Bingo St. Anthony Parish in Watkins is sponsoring a Sloppy loe Din- ner and Turkey Bingo Saturday, Nov. 9, at their School Social Hall. This event is planned to benefit the food shelves in Eden Valley and Kimball. Dinner, which includes a sloppy joe, chips, cookie, and a beverage, will be served start- ing at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 6 p.m. Ten games for turkeys, 10 games for cash or certificates, and a blackout game will be Nov. 14: Christian Women 'Pamper Me' "Pamper Me" will be the theme of the Christian Women's gathering 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Reichel's Event Center in Annandale. The Feature is Quilting by ii rDingmann00. Funeral Care j' Burial end Crematlon Services View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball (320) 398-5055 Mary and Diana. Joy Berg is our yodeling friend. The speaker is Catherine Tutt of Delano with "Horse Sense 101 - Life Lessons From the Barn". To make reservations, please played. There will also be draw- ings for door prizes. Everyone is welcome to join us for one or both events Saturday, Nov. 9. Many call Sheree. before 8 p.m. at (320) 963-6625, or Dawn at (612) 723-3905; or e-mail lilred. Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries. ;sionate Care House of Kimball Assisted Livln