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Arlen A. “Buster” Sandretzky, age 56 of Waseca, died on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, August 31 at 4 p.m. at the Woodville Cemetery in Waseca, with Rev. Donn Kittle, officiating. McRaith Funeral Home & Crematory of Waseca is handling arrangements. 

Arlen Arthur was born on December 31, 1954 in Waseca, MN to Leonard and Martha (Lechner) Sandretzky. He was a 1974 graduate of New Richland High School. Buster went on to attend vocational school in Albert Lea and Austin.

The funeral service for Anna Gretina Wallace of Geneva, MN will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Community Lutheran Church, Geneva, MN. The Reverend Carrie McElfresh will officiate. Interment will be in the Geneva Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea and one hour before the service at the church. To sign the online guest book, go to www.bonnerupfuneralservice.com

Anna died Sunday August 28, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Center. She was 85 years old.

Clifford Oliver Anderson of Faribault died peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital, just 17 days short of his 100th birthday.

Funeral services will be held at River Valley Church, 722 Ravine Street, Faribault on August 29, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Tomm Byrtus, the Reverend John Krans and the Reverend Mark Kenney, officiating. Interment will be at Lemond Cemetery, Steele County.

Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Sunday, August 28, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services on Monday.

Clifford was born on Aug 29, 1911 in Carthage, South Dakota to Eddie and Hannah (Welander) Anderson. The family moved to Oakland, NE when he was 4 and to Sherburn when he was 7 where he attended Rural School through 8th grade.

Nadine E. Steele, 98, of Owatonna, died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Homestead Hospice House. 

She was born July 29, 1913 in Ellendale, Minnesota, the daughter of George and Ethel (Girvin) Bennett. In 1931, she graduated from Ellendale High School.  On November 28, 1931, she was married to Elmer Steele Jr., at the Ellendale Methodist Church Parsonage. She and Elmer farmed for many years in the Ellendale area, and in 1947, started the Steele Oil Company together.  They lived in Hope until 1976, when the business was sold and they moved to Owatonna.  Active in 4-H, Nadine attended the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago in 1929, where she  received an award for her cake baking and canning skills.  Her interest in 4-H continued when her daughters were members, serving as a 4-H leader for many years.  

Peterson, Bette Rae, Lifetime Master Coordinator, our Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma, went to be with the Lord on August 13, 2011, from her own bed, in her own home, only a few weeks after the passing of her honey, Hewey, husband of 67 years.

 Dad found our loving mother in 1941 in the little town of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.  A poor country farm boy from Ellendale, Minnesota, he captured the heart and hand of Miss Bette Rae Oswald, the homecoming queen that year of Blooming Prairie.  Home of the Blooming Prairie Blossoms, “Go Blossoms.”

As her kids we can only imagine what it must have been like for Mom to bring this skinny poor farm kid home to meet our eight Oswald Uncles.  Uncles Earl, Bud, Harvey, Bob, Tommy and Otto, we always just knew Uncle Harrison as Ozzy.  These were not your farm kids like Dad, these were city kids… from downtown Blooming Prairie, where Grandpa owned “Oswald’s” the local grocery store, big time, at the time.