West Central Tribune Obituaries
Lyle E. Himley April 6, 1920 - Aug. 17, 2008 BENSON -- Lyle E. Himley, 88, of Benson, died Sunday at Golden Living Center in Benson. The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson and for one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Swift County Hospice and Swift County Benson Hospital Foundation.
Thelma Ellingson Preuss March 2, 1917 - Aug. 16, 2008 BUFFALO -- Thelma Ellingson Preuss, 91, of Kimball, formerly of Benson, died Saturday at Buffalo Hospital in Buffalo. The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson. Burial will be in Benson City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are by Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson. She was born March 2, 1917, in Camp Lake Township, Swift County, to Anders C. and Rachel (Simonson) Anderson. She attended country school through the eighth grade.
Shirley A. Hermanson Sept. 5, 1934 - Aug. 15, 2008 STARBUCK -- Shirley Ann Hermanson, 73, of Starbuck, died Friday at Robbinsdale Health Care Center in Robbinsdale. The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck. Burial will be at West Moe Lutheran Cemetery, rural Brandon. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Starbuck Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. She was born Sept. 5, 1934, in Moe Township, Douglas County, to August E. and Anna (Esala) Anderson.
Terry Sandry Sept. 6, 1942 - Aug. 11, 2008 LITCHFIELD -- Terry Sandry, 65, of Edinburg, Texas, formerly of Litchfield, died Aug. 11 at the Regional Hospital in Edinburg, Texas. The service will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. She was born Sept 6, 1942, in Wellsboro, Pa., to Benjamin and Geraldine Williamee. Her father was in the Air Force, and they lived all over the United States. She graduated in London, England. She married Russell Sandry on Aug. 12, 1961, in Willsboro, Pa.
Harry E. Anderson, 87, of San Marcos, Texas. Service Thursday, First Lutheran Church, San Marcos. Genevieve C. Frank, 94, of Clara City. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Clara Catholic Church, Clara City. Wing-Bain Funeral Home, Clara City. Willard L. Gunderson, 93, of New London, formerly of Sunburg. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sunburg Free Lutheran Church. Sunburg Funeral Home. Gerald "Jerry" Hein, 81, of Danube. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Zion United Methodist Church, Danube. Dirks-Blem Funeral Home, Olivia. Shirley A. Hermanson, 73, of Starbuck. Service 1 p.m.
Lorraine E. Anderson, 85, of Morris. Service 2 p.m. today, Pedersen Funeral Home, Morris. Carl A. Carlson, 83, of Villard. Service 1 p.m. Sunday, United Methodist Church, Villard. Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home, Glenwood. Vernon W. Constant, 89, of Litchfield. Service 3 p.m. today, Augustana Memorial Chapel, Litchfield. Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home, Litchfield. Kenneth Danielson, 79, of Willmar. Service 11 a.m. Monday, First Covenant Church, Willmar. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar. Lillian I. Douglas, 93, of Benson. Service 10:30 a.m.
Carl A. Carlson July 15, 1925 - Aug. 13, 2008 VILLARD -- Carl August Carlson Jr., 83, died Wednesday at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D. The service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Villard United Methodist Church. Burial will be in West Lake Amelia Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service Sunday at the church. Arrangements are by Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood. He was born July 15, 1925, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Carl Sr. and Sarai Bida (Johnson) Carlson. He graduated in 1943 from Sioux City Central High School at the age of 17.
Carol I. Olson Oct. 27, 1930 - Aug. 14, 2008 WILLMAR -- Carol Irene Olson, 77, of Willmar died Thursday at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are by Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. She was born Oct. 27, 1930, in Bagley to Carl and Minnie (Krohn) Aamodt. She grew up in Bagley and graduated from Bagley High School in 1948.
J. Vernon Larson Aug. 5, 1922 - Aug. 14, 2008 WATSON -- Jay Vernon Larson, 86, of rural Watson, died Thursday at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Watson Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon and evening, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Montevideo. He was born Aug. 5, 1922, in Big Bend Township, Chippewa County, to Jacob and Atta (Running) Larson. He attended school at the "Stoen School." On Sept.
Gail M. Gerrits July 16, 1952 - Aug. 13, 2008 KANDIYOHI -- Gail Marie Gerrits, 56, of Kandiyohi, died Wednesday at her home. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service Monday. She was born July 16, 1952, in Morton to Kenneth and Ruth (Stubblefeld) Cornwell. She grew up in Morton and graduated from Morton High School in 1970. She attended St. Cloud Beauty School. She married Joseph Hansen on Aug. 7, 1971, and they moved to the Willmar area.