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Pa00e 6 Church Obit. Thursday, December 10,2009 Tri-County News Kimball, MN Obituaries Ch ri stmas schedule from Justin Shoutz, 23 Justin Shoutz of Litchfield died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. He was 23. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Church of St. Philip, with a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. Interment was in the St. Gertrude Catholic Cemetery in Forest City. Justin Allen Shoutz was born March 19, 1986, to Lloyd, Jr. and Irene (Young) Shoutz in Litch- field. He was baptized at St. Ger- trude's Catholic Church. He grew up in the rural Kingston area and attended Litchfield schools, grad- uating from Litchfield High School in 2004. He continued his educa- tion at St. Paul College and gradu- ated in 2008. Justin worked as a union iron worker for Linco Feb and J & H Erec- tors. He enjoyed sports, especially hockey. He played high school hockey, floor hockey, broom- ball and even invented a form of hockey he called knee hockey. He also played softball and baseball. Justin's love for the outdoors was obvious in his enjoyment of hunt- ing, fishing, four-wheeling, snow- mobiling and spending time at the lake. It was often difficult to pry him away from a game of corn- hole. Justin was very mechanical and could strip a car down and rebuild it overnight, just in time to enter it in a demolition derby. His family and many friends will fondly remember him as a very Peter Stenger, 79 Peter Stenger of Watkins died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, his seventy- ninth birthday. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Rev. John Brun- ner officiating. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Monday, and 8-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Wat- kins Senior Citizens and Knights of Columbus prayed the rosary at 4 p.m. Monday atthe church, fol- lowed by parish prayers at 6 p.m.; VFW and Legion prayers were at 6:30 p.m. Burial followed in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Peter H. Stenger was born Dec. 4, 1930, in Watkins to Peter N. and Margaret (Borman) Stenger. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1949- 1951. He then served in the Army Reserve until retiring in 1978. He was united in marriage to Mary kind, caring and fun-loving per- son who loved children. Justin was preceded in death by his aunt and godmother Pamela Kuseske; cousinTrevin Gabrielson; uncle Rodney Young; great-grand- parents Alexander and Genevieve Sinnett, Leo and Tresa Young, Ed and Katherine Rohrbeck, and Les- lie and Signer Shoutz; and also his dog Max. Justin is survived by his par- ents Lloyd, Jr. and Irene Shoutz; brothers James Shoutz and Joshua Shoutz, all of Kingston; fian- c6e Danielle DeSmith of Wat- kins, grandparents Lloyd and Sha- ron Shoutz, and Doug and Leona Young; godchildren Koda Shoutz, Arik DeSmith, and Jaxen DeSmith. He is survived also by many other relatives and numerous friends. Arrangements by Johnson-Hag- glund Funeral Home of Litchfield. Ann Becker June 14, 1952, at the St. Anthony Catholic Church; she preceded him in death in 2007. Peter was employed at the Wat- kins Creamery and Nistler Build- ing and Supply prior to becoming the custodian for the St. Anthony Catholic Church and Demetery from 1977 to the present time. He was active with the church, serv- ing on the cemetery committee and maintenance committee for many years. He was a member of the Wat- kins Legion Post #453 and the Wat- Kim-Valley VFW Post #5460. He also was a member of the Watkins Senior Citizens, Watkins Sports- men's Club, and the Knights of Columbus. His hobbies included hunting and fishing, gardening, and spending time with his grand- children. Peter was preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary Ann; Gilbert Tritabaugh, 85 Gilbert Tritabaugh of Paynes- ville died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Koronis Manor in Paynes- ville. He was 85. Services were held at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, with Rev. Richard Koehn officiating. Interment was at the Paynesville Cemetery. Gilbert Charles Tritabaugh was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Fairhaven to Jacob and Ruth (Schoeppler) Tri- tabaugh. He grew up in Fairhaven and attended school there. May 11, 1946, he was united in marriage to Lois Shultz in South Haven. Two daughters were born to this union. In 1946, the family moved to Paynesville. Gilbert drove a gas truck for North Central Public Ser- vice for the majority of his career. In his later years, he also drove for Cenex. Gilbert enjoyed all the years he drove truck, and made many friends and acquaintances among his customers. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and was very active in the church choir, singing second tenor. He was also involved in the Paynesville Lions Club, Paynesville Historical Soci- ety, and the development of the Senior Center. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Adeline Filbert; and twin b:rother Hilburn Trita- baugh. Gilbert is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois of Paynesville; daughters Diane Halstead of Oak Grove, and Doris (and Larry) Lang- ford of Ruidoso, N.M.; grandchil- dren Scott (and Laura) Sjogren and family of Amery, Wis., and Heidi (and Rick) Randa and family of Blaine; sisters Marie Rutherford of Waite Park, Roberts (and Bernard) Hinz of Fair Haven, Janette (and Alfred) Hentges of St. Michael; and many cousins, nieces, and neph- ews. Casketbearers were John Trita- baugh, Rick Randa, Warren Theel, Roger Hinz, Walley Sjogren, and Jen Theel. Music was provided by JeffKane, soloist, and Helen Olsen, organist. Arrangements were by Johnson & Harvey Anderson Funeral Homes. St. Anne's Church May God who loved the world so much That he gave His only Son, Grant you a year of Christmas days With a blessing in every one. Mass schedule for Christmas: St. Anne's Church, Kimball Christmas Eve- 5 p.m. Christmas Day- 8 a.m. St. Nicholas Church, St. Nicholas Christmas Eve - 9 p.m. Christmas Day- 10 a.m. Lillejulaften at Calva,ry Lutheran The puhhc is invited to a Nor- wegian language worship service to be held at Calvary Lutheran Church, 302 Olena Ave. in Will- mar. The service, called Lillejulaften (Little Christmas Eve) is at 7 p.m. Wedneasday, Dec. 23. Featured are Norwegian scripture reading, prayers, and songs. The service folder will be in Norwegian with full English translation. Men, women and children who have a bunad (Norwegian festive costume) or Norwegian sweaters are encouraged to wear them to the service. Fellowship time fol- lows the service with coffee and treats. brothers and sisters Edward, Fran- cis, Eugene, Leo and Fred Stenger, Margaret Gabrelcik, Rosella Ray, and Genevieve Nistler. He is survived by his children Michael (and Carol) Stenger of Watkins and Doug (and Linda) Stenger of Watkins; grandchildren Christopher (and Sue) Stenger, Jenna Stenger, Nathaniel Stenger, and Scott Stenger, all of Watkins; brothers and sisters John (and Lois) Stenger of St. Cloud, Richard (and Arliss) Stenger of Watkins, Phillip Stenger of Minneapolis, Delores Bruce of Janesville, and Rosemary Neseth of Perham. Casket bearers were Chris- topher Stenger, Jenna Stenger, Nathaniel Stenger, Scott Stenger, Gary Grossinger, and Marion Scheeler. Music will be provided by Mary Streit and the church choir. Arrangements were by Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Historic Salem Community Church near Paynesville While the Historic Salem Com- munity Church north of Paynes- ville has been closed for more than 41 years, the church will host a Christmas program Satur- day, Dec. 19. The evening begins with free reindeer sleigh rides (yes, actual reindeer) between 3 and 4:15 p.m. At 4:30, the Christmas program, "Because He Lives," will be presented. Once guests step inside the brightly-decorated church, they will enjoy the large Christmas tree laden with traditional lights and antique ornaments. The beauti- fully decorated fir tree and Christ- mas decorations at the church are the work of the talented decora- tor and designer Dan Snyder from Sioux Falls, S.D., whose parents live near the church. Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and children's gifts for delivery to the Paynesville Community Service Center for area families in need. A free-will offering will be taken for the Historic Salem Church Resto- ration Fund. After the Christmas program, guests will be treated to homemade Christmas cook- ies, apple cider and bags with apples, candy and nuts. The cook- book "Family Traditions: Recipes & Memories from Salem" will also be available for $10. Directions: The Salem Church is located four miles north of Paynesville on 220th Street. Take Hwy. 23 towards Paynesville, or go east out of Paynesville, turn north on Stearns County Road 33, go about four miles to 220th Street, go left or west on 220th Street for one-half mile to church. For more information, directions, or in case of inclement weather, call (320) 243-4005, or (320) 243-1774. Obituaries always can be found on-line at tricountynews.MN r rlllllll r 00Dingmann00 lFuneral Care, ,J Burial and Cremation Services View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball (320) 398-5055 Kimball Area i. Emergency ' 2:d She . St. Anne's Church in Kimball ............................ : ............ :._.: ................. : .................. 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