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Lulu Margaret (Pat) Proehl Hall, 97, of Paris, Mo, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at the Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Paris, Mo.

Mrs. Hall was born on September 27, 1914 at New Richland, Minn., the daughter of Fred Carl and Lulu Paulina Kroeger Proehl.  She graduated from New Richland High School in Minnesota and taught school until she was married to Roy Arvid Hall on June 12, 1937, in New Richland, Minn.  He predeceased her on Nov. 12, 2002.  She and her husband moved to Holliday from the Quad Cities in 1950.  She was an active 4-H leader both local and county, a member of the Holliday Suburbonite Extension Club, and the Paris Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday School  for several years.  She was also a member of the Presbyterian Women on both local and district levels.  

Mrs. Hall is survived by a son, Arvid E. Hall and wife, Noreen, of Dallas, TX., a daughter, Margaret L. Ferrell of Kirksville; four grandchildren, Arvid C. Hall, Tamara L. Kotzker, Bryan D. and Nathan H. Ferrell; and three great-grandchildren, Christopher Hall, Raleigh and Elijah Kotzker.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Leonard and Gerhardt, one sister, Mildred Miller, a grandson, Roy Otto Hall and a son-in-law, Dale Ferrell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at the Paris Presbyterian Church in Paris with Reverend John Grimmett officiating and Agnew Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery at Paris, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Walnut Grove Cemetery or the Paris Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services for Clayton O. Warke will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Cross of Glory Church in Hartland.  Rev. Dennis Frank will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be at Hartland Cemetery.  To sign the guestbook go to www.bayviewfuneral.com 

Clayton died Friday, November 18, 2011 at St. John’s Lutheran Home. 

Clayton O. Warke was born April 22, 1913 to Einar and Christy (Tukua) Warke in Hartland.  Clayton grew up in rural Hartland where he attended country school.  On June 1, 1934 he was united in marriage to Eileen Hallum in Northwood, IA.  They made their home on the farm in rural Hartland.  Clayton spent many years farming.  In 1987 he retired and they moved to Albert Lea.  He was a member of Cross of Glory Church in Hartland.  Clayton enjoyed wood working in his younger years, playing cards and spending time with his family.  

Survivors include his children, David (Karen) Warke, Janice Perkins and Janet (Roger) Loken; grandchildren, Shawn (Rose) Loken and Shelly (John) Davis; great-grandchildren, Sam and Katie Davis; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Warke and Elaine Hallum; brother-in-law, Edward Hendrickson; and several nieces and nephews.  

Clayton was preceded in death by his parents, Einar and Christy; wife, Eileen; son-in-law, Ed Perkins; and siblings, Clarence Warke, Oscar Warke, Vernon Warke, Gilma Wilkenson, Inanda Bartness and Esther Hanson.  


Vernon Levene Swenson, age 92, of Wells, MN, died Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Parkview Care Center in Wells, MN.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Wells, MN.  Visitation will be Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 4-8 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.  Pastor Paul Woolverton will officiate and burial will take place in Dunbar Memorial Cemetery, Minnesota Lake Twp., Faribault Co., Minnesota. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements. 

Vernon was born April 16, 1919 in rural New Richland, Waseca Co., MN, the son of Eddie and Alfreda (Youngberg) Swenson. On June 6, 1948 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Harriet Miller at the Dunbar Church, rural Wells, MN.

Elsie D. Stickley, lifelong resident of the Medford area, died November 11, 2011 at Pleasant Manor Care Center in Faribault.

Elsie was born April 4, 1922 in Merton Township, rural Steele County, the daughter of Herman and Anna (Meyer) Dunker. She was united in marriage to Glen Stickley on April 16, 1941 at Trinity Lutheran in Medford.  The couple made their home on a farm in Merton Township, raising two daughters.  Elsie was a farm wife and spent most of her life living on the family farm in Merton Township. Elsie enjoyed raising a large garden while working alongside her husband on the farm. She loved entertaining family and friends that visited the farm. Elsie moved into Medford in 1998. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school for more than 25 years.  Elsie’s life interest includes sewing, playing cards, listening to the Minnesota Twins and spending time with her family and friends.

Maxon Leonard Crumb, 89 of Austin Minnesota passed away Tuesday November 1st, 2011 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.

He was born December 2nd, 1921 in New Richland, Minnesota to Winfred and Mary (Chicos) Crumb.  Max served in the United States Army in 1943 and 1944. He married Isabel Reistad on August 10th, 1946 in New Richland, MN. On August 10th, 2011 Max and Isabel celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary with their Family.

Max was the Manager of Hunting Elevator in Matawan and Lansing for 34 years and enjoyed farming in his retirement years.  He was a member of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Brownsdale, Minnesota for over 50 years. Max was a wonderful brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.