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Betty Marie Eastvold, 64 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 12 June 2015 12:29

Funeral services for Betty Marie Eastvold, of Northwood, ND, were held on Friday, June 12 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Northwood. 

Betty passed away at home on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was born on January 11, 1951, in Northwood, ND, to Enoch and Madeline (Wasness) Thorsgard. After high school she attended Golden Valley Lutheran College, where she met Lonney Eastvold. They were married on August 9, 1969. They farmed near Hartland, MN and Spring Grove, MN until the fall of 2010, when they moved to a farm near Northwood, ND.

 
Alberta M. (Leonhardi) Van Hal, 89 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:23

Funeral services for Alberta M. (Leonhardi) Van Hal will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Community Lutheran Church, in Geneva. The Rev. Dr. Kristen Venne will officiate. Visitation will be held from 12:30 until the time of the service at the church. Interment will take place at Hollandale Cemetery.

Alberta Margaret (Leonhardi) Van Hal, age 89 died peacefully on May 31, 2015.

She was born in Albert Lea on September 7, 1925 to Albert and Cora (Steele) Leonhardi of Alden. She was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church of Alden.Alberta Graduated from Alden High School and Minneapolis Business College.  She worked at Wilsons in Albert Lea and Federated Mutual Insurance Co. of Owatonna.

Alberta married Walter Van Hal on September 20, 1953. They farmed together near Hollandale until 1979, when they moved to Geneva. During their 40 years together, they enjoyed woodworking, crafts, playing cards, snowmobiling, and traveling to all states in the union. They belonged to an RV camping club, where they spent most of their weekends.

 
Donald Wayne Zellweger, 92 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:46

Donald Wayne Zellweger passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 92 years old.

He was born on August 14, 1922 to Samuel Lawrence Zellweger and Nellie Theresa (Proctor) Zellweger in Wilton Township Sec #34, Waseca County, Minnesota. He was delivered at home on the farm by a midwife, Jenny Nelson, a daughter of Asa Sutlief, the first settler in Waseca County.

Donald attended Country School District #49 through eighth grade and graduated from New Richland High School in 1940. 

After high school, Donald attended trade school from 1940-41 with United Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas and subsequently worked for Bell Aircraft in Buffalo, New York on the landing gear for the first experimental jet airplanes built in the United States.

 
Vlasta Johnson, 87 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:43

Vlasta Johnson, 87 formerly of Austin, MN, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Albert Lea.

Vlasta Hrabak was born August 7, 1927 in London Township of Freeborn County, Minnesota the daughter of Josef and Wilhelmina (Kopp) Hrabak. She graduated from Austin High School. Vlasta worked as a secretary for the Charles Fox Candy Company in Austin.  She was married to Dale Alden Johnson on June 22, 1947 at London, MN.

Vlasta was a long time member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church. After starting her family, she was a “stay at home” wife and mother. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and playing cards with the neighbors. Vlasta loved spending time with the grandchildren and the great grandchildren, enjoying their many sleepovers at “Grandma V’s.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dale, sister MaryAnn Rezac and brother Joseph Hrabak.

 
Earl Lorenz Klinger, 81 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 May 2015 10:43

Memorial services for Earl L. Klinger will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Richland, MN. Reverend Scott Williams will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in rural New Richland.

Earl L. Klinger, of Ellendale, MN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He was 81 years old. Earl was born on October 11, 1933 to Elsie (Kroeger) and Lorenz Klinger in Otisco, MN. He attended a rural elementary school and went to high school in New Richland. Earl has lived in the New Richland and Ellendale area his whole life.

On November 13, 1953, Earl married the love of his life, Janis Nesdahl, at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church in rural Ellendale. They have been longtime members at St. Peter Lutheran Church in New Richland and briefly belonged to First Lutheran Church in Ellendale as well.

Earl has held jobs at Owatonna Scrap Iron, Blount, Trails Travel Center, Geneva Liquor, and owned a restaurant in Ellendale. He was a member of the church council as well as the Lions Club and Eagles Club.

 
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