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Gail Marie Demmer, 62, of Ellendale, died after a courageous battle with cancer Monday, March 13, 2017 at Methodist Hospital, Rochester. 

She was born September 10, 1954 in Slayton the daughter of Virgil and Lucille (Olthoff) Halbur. Gail graduated with the Class of 1973 from Slayton High School. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the College of St. Theresa in Winona and began working at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester as a Registered Nurse. Gail married Rick Demmer April 1, 1978 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Slayton.  The couple lived and farmed together near Ellendale. Gail later accepted a position at Navy Hospital in Albert Lea. She retired from full-time nursing after many years working for the New Richland Care Center where she was the Director of Nursing. For the past several years, Gail taught nursing classes part time at Riverland Community College and worked as a nurse at Risen Homes in Owatonna.

Gerald David Lageson, age 90, of Medford, died on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.

Funeral services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Tomm Byrtus officiating. Interment will be held at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also for one half hour prior to the services on Saturday.

Gerald David, the son of John and Ada (Anderson) Lageson, was born on February 4, 1927 in Ellendale. He married Betty Thompson on July 17, 1946 in Faribault. Gerald was previously employed by Williams Pipeline Company of Rosemount for 45 years as a station operations engineer. He enjoyed farming and singing.

Remembering Bernice E. (Jensrud) Himmerich….

Memorial Services for Bernice E. (Jensrud) Himmerich of New Richland, MN will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be at St. Olaf Cemetery followed by refreshments with family and friends. The Reverend Paul Andre will officiate. Bernice died on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the New Richland Care Center. 

She was born on December 25, 1929 in Esmond, ND to Olai and Cora J. (Holje) Jensrud.

After high school graduation, Bernice worked at a creamery in Esmond, ND. She did bookkeeping and worked at Land-O-Lakes in Valley City, ND. While at Land-O-Lakes, she met the love of her life and married Ervin Himmerich on July 3, 1949 in Esmond, ND. They made their home in Valley City over the next several years where their three children were born. They moved to Thief River Falls, MN in 1954 where they lived until 1968. From there they moved to New Richland, MN and remained for the rest of their years. 

Memorial services for Janis Marie Klinger of New Richland, MN will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the St Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Richland, MN. Pastor Scott Williams will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the St Peter Cemetery, New Richland, MN.

Janis died Monday, March 6, 2017 at the New Richland Care Center. She was 81 years of age.

Janis was born November 2, 1935 the daughter of Simon and Lola (Rosacker) Nesdahl. She attended country school in Lemond Township and Owatonna High School. On November 13, 1953 she was united in marriage to Earl Klinger at the Pontoppidan Lutheran Church. Janis was an active member of St Peter Lutheran Church and a member of the church circle. With her husband Earl they owned and operated the Welcome Inn Restaurant in Ellendale, MN. Janis also worked for over 14 years as a baker at the Trails Travel Center in Albert Lea, MN.

A memorial service for Mildred “Millie” E. Paulson will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Ellendale, MN. Pastor Randy Cirksena will officiate.  Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., and continue until the time of the service.

Mildred passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at her home in Ellendale. She was 74 years old.

Mildred Ellen (Crabtree) was born on August 4, 1942 in Albert Lea to Charles Henry and Beulah (Ferguson) Crabtree. She grew up in the Ellendale area, and graduated from Ellendale High School in 1960. After High School, she attended Winona State College for a year and then obtained her Nursing Assistant certificate in the Twin Cities.  

On April 7, 1962, Millie married Allen C. Paulson at the United Methodist Church in Ellendale. To this union, they were blessed with three children.