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Kent E. Groothuis Aug. 26, 1943 - Aug. 31, 2008 MONTEVIDEO -- Kent Edward Groothuis, 65, of Montevideo, died Sunday at Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital. The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Montevideo and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. He was born Aug. 26, 1943, to John and Inez (Underwood) Groothuis. He attended school in District 59 and then attended Montevideo High School. He married Geraldine Eddy on June 15, 1962, in Montevideo.
Lillian M. Eblen June 9, 1910 - Sept. 1, 2008 BENSON -- Lillian Minnie Eblen, 98, of Benson, died Monday at Swift County-Benson Hospital. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Congregational UCC in Alexandria. Burial will be in Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. She was born June 8, 1910, in Swift County to Gus and Emma (Sirkie) Heschke.
Barbara J. Larson Oct. 4, 1924 - Sept. 2, 2008 MORRIS -- Barbara Jean Larson, 83, of Morris, died Tuesday at the Courage Cottage in Morris. The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Burial will be in Kongsvinger Lutheran Cemetery, rural Donnelly. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. She was born Oct. 4, 1924, in Morris to Oscar and Margaret (Thorstad) Krueger. She grew up on the family turkey farm in Framnas Township, Stevens County.
Joseph E. Pistulka Feb. 11, 1915 - Sept. 1, 2008 REDWOOD FALLS -- Joseph E. Pistulka, 93, of Redwood Falls, died Monday at the Redwood Area Hospital in Redwood Falls. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Seaforth. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, and one hour prior to the service Thursday. Arrangements are by Redwood Valley Funeral Home of Redwood Falls. He was born Feb. 11, 1915, in Hecla, S.D., to Anton and Mary (Kramer) Pistulka.
George F. Lammers Dec. 11, 1919 - Aug. 31, 2008 REDWOOD FALLS -- George Frederick Lammers, 88, of Redwood Falls, died Sunday at the Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato. He had suffered from cancer. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Fairfax. Burial will be in Ft. Ridgely Cemetery, Ridgely Township, Nicollet County. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church and one hour prior to the service Thursday. Arrangements are by Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel of Fairfax. He was born Dec.
Mina M. Bartels, 73, of Leader. Service 11 a.m. today, Lyon County First Presbyterian Church, rural George, Iowa. Jurrens Funeral Home, George, Iowa. Lillian M. Eblen, 98, of Benson, formerly of Alexandria. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, First Congregational UCC, Alexandria. Anderson Funeral Home, Alexandria. Hilarious J. Garding Jr., 53, of Kingston. Service 4 p.m. Saturday, Kingston Community Center. Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home, Litchfield. Kent E. Groothuis, 65, of Montevideo. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Montevideo. Wing-Bain Funeral Home, Montevideo.