West Central Tribune Obituaries
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Hilda Kamstra April 4, 1908 - Sept. 21, 2008 RAYMOND -- Hilda Kamstra, 100, of Willmar, formerly of Raymond, died Sunday at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar. The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Raymond Christian Reformed Church. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Raymond. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are by Tri-County Funeral Home in Prinsburg.
Robert E. 'Swede' Zempel Dec. 17, 1929 - Sept. 20, 2008 MONTEVIDEO -- Robert Eugene "Swede" Zempel, 78, of Montevideo, died Saturday at the Luther Haven Nursing Home. The service will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel in Montevideo. Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. He was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Montevideo to Louis and Bertha (Kling) Zempel. He attended rural schools. He served in the U.S. Army during 1952 and 1953, serving in Germany.
Albert M. Ahmann, 92, of East Grand Forks. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, East Grand Forks. Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks. Delmar R. "Buddy" Brossard, 82, of Paynesville. Service pending. Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home, Paynesville. Lucille Carlson, 89, of Willmar. Service pending. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar. Dean J. Gunderson, 43, of Grove City. Service 2 p.m. today, Johnson Funeral Home, New London. Laurene Halverson, 93, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Montevideo. Service 1 p.m. today, Vestre Sogn Chapel, rural Sacred Heart.
Theft WILLMAR -- Theft was reported around 4:15 p.m. Thursday from Famous Footwear in Kandi Mall, 1605 First St. S. The caller indicated that mall security chased a male suspect out of the mall after he stole a pair of shoes from Famous Footwear. According to the incident report, the suspect lost the new shoes and security had a box with his old shoes inside them. The stolen shoes were valued at $99. RAYMOND -- A gas drive-off was reported around 7 p.m. Thursday from the Cenex Convenience Store, 104 Babcock Ave. E.
Elvern A. Braaten, 85, of Willmar. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Kerkhoven Lutheran Church. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar. Loretta M. Fangmann, 97, of Redwood Falls. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Redwood Falls. Nelson-Martin Funeral Home, Redwood Falls. Theodora Fossen, 88, of Madison. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Faith Lutheran Church, Madison. Zahrbock Funeral Chapel, Madison. Janice C. Geer, 70, of rural Brooten. Service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Willmar Assembly of God. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar. Wallace R.
Elvern A. Braaten April 28, 1923 - Aug. 22, 2008 WILLMAR -- Elvern Arlin Braaten, 85, of Willmar, died Friday at Bethesda Pleasantview Nursing Home in Willmar. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Kerkhoven Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour before the service Tuesday at the church. He was born April 28, 1923, in Glenwood to Hans and Anne (Ellingson) Braaten.
Clifford V. Olson Feb. 1, 1921 - Aug. 23, 2008 WILLMAR -- Clifford Vernon Olson, 87, of Willmar died Saturday at Bethesda Pleasantview Nursing Home in Willmar. The service will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. He was born Feb. 1, 1921, in New London to Ingvard and Josephine (Larson) Olson. He grew up in Kandiyohi and graduated from Willmar High School in 1939. He married Muriel V. Klint in December 1940. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater.
Allan L. Moberg Nov. 5, 1950 - Aug. 23, 2008 LITCHFIELD -- Allan LeRoy Moberg, 57, of Litchfield, died Saturday at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Litchfield. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the church, with a parish prayer service and Knights of Columbus rosary at 8 p.m., and one hour before the service Tuesday. Arrangements are by Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home of Litchfield. He was born Nov.
Janice C. Geer Feb. 15, 1938 - Aug. 23, 2008 WILLMAR -- Janice Carol Geer, 70, of rural Brooten, died Saturday at the Belgrade Nursing Home. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Willmar Assembly of God. Burial will be at Burbank Cemetery, rural New London. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour before the service Wednesday at the church. She was born Feb. 15, 1938, in Lucan to Leonard and Frieda (Siedschlag). In 1945, the family moved to New London where she graduated from New London High School in 1956.
Elnora O. Odell Jan. 16, 1921 - Aug. 21, 2008 PAYNESVILLE -- Elnora Orella Odell, 87, of Paynesville, formerly of Brooten, died Thursday at Koronis Manor in Paynesville. A family service will be at Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester. Burial will be at a later date at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Brooten. Arrangements are by Sunburg Funeral Home. She was born Jan. 16, 1921, in Norway Lake Township, rural Sunburg, to Ole and Minnie (Jorgenson) Ellingson. She attended eight years of country school and graduated from Brooten High School.