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PA 4 o _= ........... ........... Thursday,tjE' November ............ 28, 2013 I . .......................... .............. . ........................................ I i Alice Root, 87 Alice Root of Kingston died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. She was 87. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Kimball United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Felska and Rev. Mike Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and at the church one hour prior to services. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday. Alice Ida Root was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Kimball to August Cad and Anna Louise (Mielke) Hoeft. She was baptized by Rev. Parrish at the Kimball United Method- ist Church and attended Kimball Schools graduating in 1944. She then attended secretarial school in Minneapolis after which she worked at Amluxen's and later Washburn-Crosby Company. Alice married Ted Root Nov. 27, 1947, at the Kimball United Meth- odist Church and then lived on their farm in Kingston Town- ship, Meeker County that was pur- chased from Ted's parents. She was very active in her commu- nity, having been a 4-H leader, Cub Scout den mother, charter member of Johnson-Kelly Legion Post 483 Auxiliary, and for many years gave piano lessons in her home. Alice was also active in her adopted 'church Redeemer Lutheran of Kingston where she was the organist for many years, pianist for special services, and choir member. She and Ted were often delegates to various church conventions whether the church was in the Suomi Synod, LCA, or ELCA. She was loved by many. Blessed be her memory. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ted in 2008; still-born son in 1952; grandson Nathan in 1981; brothers Andrew, Erwin, Martin and Carlos; and sis- ters Helen Olson-Laitinen, Evelyn Abbott, and Beatrice Lee. She is survived by her two chil- dren and their spouses Anne (and Ron) Darsow of Otsego, Ned (and Barb) Root of Kimball; five grand- sons Travis (and Lisa) Ingebrigt- son of Flower Mound, Texas, Jacob (and Sara) Ingebrigtson of St. Paul, Christopher Root (and Maggie Hake) of Philadelphia, Pa., Stephen Root (and Sydney ToP chinsky) of Flagstaff, Ariz., Dan- iel (and Rachel) Root of St. Paul; four great grandchildren Ash- ley, Zachary, Tyler and Lucas tngebrigtson;sister Luella Nel- son of Cosmos; four step-grand- children; eight step-great-grand- children; four sisters-in-law; and Arthur Runde, 89 Arthur Runde of Kimball died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. He was 89. "Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday," Nov. 26, at St. Anne's Catho- lic Church in Kimball with Ft. Thomas Olson as the Celebrant. Burial was at 10:15 a.m. Wednes- day, Nov. 27, at Ft. Shelling National Cemetery, Assembly Area 4. Friends called from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Dingmann .Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church. Arthur Lawrence Runde was American Legion Post 261. Arthur was preceded in death born Aug. 7, 1924, in Minneapo- by his parents Arthur and Ellen, lis to Arthur and Ellen (Donovan) son Michael, brother* Larry, and Runde. He graduated valedicto- ex-wifeShirle~,. rian at Edison High School, class He is survived by his son David of 1942. Arthur served his coun- (and MaryJo)Runde of Blooming- try in the U.S. Navy during World ton, brother Richard of St. Louis War II, and the Korean War. He Park, two step-grandchildren, and worked for Northern Pacific Rail- four step-great-grandchildren. road and Burlington Northern Rail- Memorials are preferred to the road for 44 years, retiring in 1985. VA Hospice Program at St. Cloud Arthur was a member of the Kimball VA Health Care Systems. many nieces and nephews. The urn bearers will be Avery and Kaitlyn Root and the music for the service will be provided by Barb and Lee Olson and Gayle Gunnerson. The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Kimball. Memo- rials are preferred to the Kimball United Methodist Church. Roger F. Kramer Nov. 25, 1933 - Nov. 28, 2012 Ayear has passed since God called your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always by our side. Sadly missed by wife, children & families Check daily for new stories at (obituaries are posted as we receive them) www.tricou ntyn ews. M N :h h; rain Faith's Hope Tree The Youth Group of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kimball, is sponsoring "Faith's Hope Tree," a special Christmas tree which has been set up along High- way 15, in front of the Dingmann Funeral Home in Kimball. Mem- bers of the community are invited to bring prayer requests to the tree. Next week's paper will have prayer request slips to cut out, or use the slips provided in the con- tainer next to the tree to submit your needs and concerns. Those seeking prayer are then asked to put their requests in the contain- ers available by the tree, and hang them on the tree with a lit tea light - also provided. The Youth Group will collect the prayer requests Dec. 6: Christ Child Luncheon The St. Ignatius CCWannual Church,-35 Birch St. E., Annan- Christ Child Luncheon will bedale. Cookies and candy will be held from 10:45 a.m.-l:30 p.m. Fri- available at Santa's Sweet Shoppe. day, Dec. 6, at St. Ignatius Catholic Proceeds will go to Birthline of Dec. 8: National Children's Memorial Day The National Children's Memo- rial Day is Sunday, Dec. 8. Can- dles will be lit by families and friends in homes around the world in memory of children who have died. Candle lighting will begin in New Zealand and end on the West Coast of the United States, illumi- nating the globe in a 24-hour wave of light. Compassionate Friends of Rockford, Peterson Chapel, and Buffalo Hospital Foundation are sponsoring this event to make the public aware of this special day. Parents of children who have died are invited to attend a can- dle-lighting ceremony from 6:30- 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at King's House at 621 First Ave. S. in Buf- falo. Parents may bring a single framed photo of their child for dis- play if they wish. Time for sharing and lift them up in prayer to God. The message of Christmas - that God loved us enough to send His Son to be the Savior of the world - encourages us to bring our prayers to Him, and to pray for the needs of others around us. Watch for a prayer request slip next week. St. Cloud, Birthright of Monticello, Dakota Woodlands, and MCCL. Tickets will be available at the door. reflections and memories will be part of the evening as well. To submit names of children who have died to be listed in the Dec. 6 publication of the Wright County Journal Press, please call Karen Marschel at (763) 682-3329, or mail information to 4028 Farm- ington Ave. NE, Buffalo MN 55313, or email information to karen Pick up a copy nearby: Watkins South Haven Jack's of Watkins South Haven Sports Stein's Thriftway Foods(Tesoro) n'ur !Corn,, ,... ~ .,.i Eden Valley Mike's Standard Valley Meat & Grocery Kimball Cas@'s General Store Gohmann's Foods Knaus Sausage House Tri-County News have it delivered to mailbox .... 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