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Marjorie (Marj) Jeanette Rossing, born October 12, 1922, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 18, 2011.  Marj lived her life in Princeton, Stillwater, and Ellendale.  She was married to Myron Rossing on November 22, 1944.  She called herself a homemaker but that word doesn't begin to describe the woman she was.  She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and at age  83 became an author of her own daily devotional.  Her book sales made her known from coast to coast.  Marj also led Bible studies for over 55 years, her most recent on her 89th birthday.  She also lead retreats and prepared the material for the studies herself.  Her life was full and satisfying.

Alex John Karsten, age four months, died of mitochondrial disease at his home in Owatonna, MN on Saturday, October 15, 2011.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday October 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Meridan, MN, Pastor Gary Rusinko officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and will continue one hour before services on Wednesday. Burial will be at LeSueur River Lutheran Cemetery. 

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting with arrangements.

Graveside services for Pola Ann Jeddeloh, 94, will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011, at 3 p.m. at St. Peter Cemetery, New Richland, MN with Rev. Scott Williams officiating. Arrangements by Andringa Funeral Home, Sibley, IA. 

Pola Ann Jeddeloh was born on September 28, 1917, in New Richland Township, Waseca County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of John and Lena (Maslakov) Miskoff. She lived her youth in New Richland, Minnesota, where she attended school and graduated from high school. She received her teaching degree and later received a Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in education from Mankato State University. She taught in New Richland, Minnesota area, for almost 50 years. She retired when she was 68.

Remembering the life of Clayton L. Walstrom…

The Funeral Service for Clayton L. Walstrom of New Richland, will be held at 12 noon on Monday, October 17, 2011 at the First Congregational Church in New Richland, MN. The Reverend Pamela Jensen will officiate. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, New Richland. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at Friedrich Funeral Home, New Richland, and one hour before the service at the church.

Clayton died on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN, surrounded by his loving family. He was 81 years old.

He was born on May 5, 1930, in rural New Richland, the son of Lester and Lillie (Verplank) Walstrom. Clayton attended country school and then graduated from New Richland High School in 1948.

The funeral service for Esther Emilie Ida Christensen of Ellendale, MN will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 13, 2011 at First Lutheran Church in Ellendale, MN. The Reverend Richard L. Sliper will officiate. Interment will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery, Ellendale. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.

Esther died Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the New Richland Care Center. She was 92 years old.

Esther was born May 30, 1919 in Berlin Township Steele County, Minnesota to Louis W. and Josephine (Fischer) Ribbe. She attended Country School District #46 and graduated from Ellendale High School. Esther married Harry Christensen on October 8, 1940.