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PAGE 4 h " " ..... Thursday, December,,5,2o13 C urch,& ObRuaries ..... OBituaries World-changers in the Cold Spring area Wilbert Konz, 54 Wilbert A. Konz of Seattle, Wash., died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Northwest Hospital in Seattle. Funeral arrangements are pending with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball. Watch for full obituary in next week's Tri-County News, at dingmannfuneral.com, and at tricountynews.mn. Beulah 'Boo' Worcester, 78 Beulah "Boo" Worcester of Stillwater, Okla., died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Grace Living Cen- ter in Stillwater after a long illness. She was 78. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Nov. 20, at New Beginnings Alliance Church in Stillwater, Okla. Beulah Ilene (Vannurden) Worcester was born Sept. 5, 1935, in Kimball to George and Lillie (Olson) Vannurden, the 15th of 16 children. She attended local schools in Kimball, gradu- ating from Kimball High School in 1953. She attended Minnesota Bible College, graduating with a two-year certificate in busi- ness. While attending MBC, she met her husband Oakley Leonne Worcester, and they were married Dec. 16, 1956. Leonne and Boo had four children. Boo worked in many jobs, how- ever, her favorite role was a pastor's wife working tirelessly alongside her husband in many churches in Kansas, Minnesota, Colorado and Oklahoma. During the years ofservingwith Leonne, Boo developed numerous curriculums for Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and Wom- en's Bible Study. She enjoyed cook- ing and baking, spending years teaching 4-H youth how to bake cinnamon tea rings and many other baked goods. She could also sew any garment by looking at a picture and figuring out the pat- tern as evidenced by the wedding garments for Becky and Quinn's wedding. As the grandchildren graduated from high school, it was her joy to make a quilt for each one of them. Nana's house was the gather- ing place for every opportunity to have a party or holiday. She loved having all of her children and grandchildren, and spoiling every grandchild and great-grandchild. Boo was preceded in death by parents George and Lillie Van- nurden; and siblings Bernard Vannurden, Carrie Stelton, Lelan Vannurden, James Vannurden, Walter Vannurden, Dennis Van- nurden, Leona Meyers, Betsy Stel- ton, Aciel Vannurden, Harland Vannurden, and Vera Mae Donnay. She is survived by her husband Leonne of Stillwater, Okla.; chil- dren Becky (and Quinn) Schip- per of Stillwater, Okla., Cindy (and Darrel) Boyd of Abu Dhabi, Barry (and Pam) Worcester of Healdton, Okla., and Joseph (and Tamara) Worcester of Great Bend, Kan.; 13 grandchildren Anna Thomp- son, Sarah Asebedo, Ben Worces- ter, Rachel Ahlmann, Andrew Worcester, Adam Worcester, Josiah Worcester, Skylar Schip- per, Isaiah Dowds, Jacob Worces- ter, Hannah Worcester, Rebekah Worcester, and Lily Worcester; 10 great-grandchildren Kayden Worcester, Julian Asebedo, Wil- liam Thompson, Caleb Ahlmann, Abigail Asebedo, Amity Worcester, Harley Worcester, Noah Dowds, Elizabeth Ahlmann, and Nora Thompson; brother Tom Van- nurden of Rome, Ga.; and sisters Blanche (twin) (and Allen) Miller of Fair Haven, Rose Ann Donnay of Kimball, and Loretta (and May- nard) Olson of New Hope. Memorials may be desig- nated to New Beginnings Alliance Church, 1402 E. 6th Street, Still- water OK 74074. Check daily for new stories at (obituaries are posted as we receive them) www.tricountynews.MN ionate Care TaKo By Misty Aho The anticipation lingered in the air. Everyone had been ques- tioning how much money one group of kids could raise in four weeks. The final cents were being counted ... six, seven, eight. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, the world would be changed by a group of students. Kirby St. John, the youth pastor of Breakthrough, at River of Life: Assembly of God Church in Cold Spring, Minn., had announced the final tally of the money. A whopping $22,013.18 had been raised for Speed the Light (STL) 2013. Black lights, confetti, bal- loons, music, and fireworks filled the dark room. Shouts of praise toned out any silence left. "It's so fun to bless people we don't know personally, but we know we are making an impact," said Desiree St. John, wife of Kirby. STL is a missions fundraiser. It challenges youth groups from around the country to sacrifice their time and energy on raising money for Third-World countries. This year's target is India; where they are training up to 30,000 pas- tors to lead 25,000 churches. The overcast of pastors is because of the fact that many can be killed for teaching about the love of Jesus Christ. Each year, students are asked to write down a goal to reach. Then they do whatever is laid on thei hearts to raise money. River of Life Church has been doing STL for the last 10 years. In those 10 years, Breakthrough has blessed many nations around the world. "For me through all of this, I learned that you don't need money as much as you think you do," said Nathan Burk, an alumni of Heartland Masters Commis- sion. For many countries around the world, people live off of less than a dollar a day. Moved by that facts, many students gave up a lot of their time to raise money. A number of students had sac- rificed the thought to be "imag- inables" in order to raise money for STL. "I cleaned my brothers shower," said 14-year-old Sierra Hoekstra from Paynesville. "It's my third year of cleaning his shower to raise money, and I still can't get over how nasty it is." Hoekstra also gave up her time to babysit others' children and pets, sell baked goods, and fast from her iPad for a month. In all, Hoek- stra made $308.07. She hopes that her money will help get girls out of sex trafficking. Tanner Looft, a student at Heartland Masters Commis- sion (HMC) through River of Life, had set a goal of losing weight. He asked around for sponsors to donate $2.50/pound for every pound he had lost. In total he lost World-changers/To page 16 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 Highway 15, in front of the Dingmann Funeral Home in Kimball. Members of the community are invited to bring prayer requests to the tree. Below is a prayer request slip 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 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. ,'- -- -- its, 00ree -a- --------- - ----', Tell the Lord your prayers, hopes, concerns or dreams Christmas. Insert this prayer card into the | containers provided next to the tree (in front of Dingmann's Funeral Care in Kimball, along Highway 15). | I Name (optional): I Need/Concern: I ! | St. John's Youth will prayforyou! I I,. l I l I fii [mi l l l l l l l l l l I il Dec. 6: Christ Child Luncheon The St. Ignatius CCW annual Christ Child Luncheon will be held from 10:45 a.m.-l:30 p.m. Fri- day, Dec. 6, at St. Ignatius Catho- lic Church, 35 Birch St. E., Annan- date. Cookies and candy will be available at Santa's Sweet Shoppe. Proceeds will go to Birthline of St. Cloud, Birthright of Monticello, Dakota Woodlands, and MCCL. Tickets will be available at the door. 2 p.nz. Hoqd6ys iiii I II IIIIII III II I 00Dingmann00 .IFuneral Care But|al end Cremation Services View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball * (320) 398-5055 / The holidays are a difficult time for many people who have lost someone loved. We invite you and your family to attend a special Holiday Service of Remembrance in honor of those who have died and in support of those who still live. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Ertl Funeral Home 221 Church Street, Watkins A time offellowship and refreshments will follow the service. Please RSVP by calling (320) 693-8151 so your personalized ornament will be ready for your family at the service. >.  1 tl 221 Church Street. Watkins, MN * Funeral Home Phone: (320) 764r2800 www.ErtlFuneral.com www.dingmannfuneral.com