Daily Globe News
Clyde Johnson, 89, of Jackson, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Osterberg Funeral Home, Jackson.
Charlotte E. Finke, 86, of Welcome, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center, Fairmont. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Kramer Family Funeral Home, Welcome, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Welcome. The service will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Welcome, with the Rev. Rodney Slessor officiating. Burial will be in Welcome City Cemetery.
Mae Whaylen, 93, of Sibley, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at Sibley Nursing & Rehab Center, Sibley. Surviving are two daughters, Beach Ann (Steven) TeStroete Husk, Sioux City, Iowa, and Pamela (Ronald) Reinke, Sibley; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Jurrens Funeral Home, Sibley. The memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Jurrens Funeral Home, Sibley, with the Rev. Dale Lint officiating. Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Holman Township Cemetery, Sibley.
George W. DeBeer, age 86, of Worthington, died Sunday, October 26, 2008, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. He was born September 28, 1922, in Lyon County, IA, near Ellsworth, MN, to Will and Aafke (Harms) DeBeer. George grew up and attended country school in Midland Township. He was baptized & confirmed at the Bethel Reformed Church. George served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. His ship, the USS St. Lo, was the first US ship to be sunk by kamikaze pilots. He was rescued after spending several days in the water. George married Darleene H.
Chris Usher, 65, of Luverne, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at Regions Hospital, St. Paul. Surviving are his wife, LaNita Usher, Luverne; and two children, Rick (Brenda) Usher, Elk River, and Robyn (Allen) Vosejpka, Champlin. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Luverne. The service will be to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Luverne. Hartquist Funeral Home -- Engebretson Chapel, Luverne, is in charge of arrangements.
Jean Paul "J.P." Tousignant, 40, of Flower Mound, Texas, passed away Oct. 7, 2008. He was born Jan. 13, 1968, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Larry and Wilma Tousignant. J.P. was an avid soccer player and coach. He served in the U.S. Army in Desert Storm. He is survived by his wife, Jodee Reese Tousignant; two daughters, Jessica Paige and Lauren Parker Tousignant; father and stepmother, Larry and Amanda Tousignant; and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Randy Polzin, 52, of Storden, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D. Surviving are his wife, Elaine Polzin, Storden; three stepchildren, Scott (Margo) Thompson, Storden, Jeff (Kari) Stevens, Clovis, N.M., and Kathy Carey, Iola. Okla.; three siblings, Roger (Donna) Polzin, Jeffers, Ricky (Sheri) Polzin, Holyoke, and Carolyn (Harry) Michels, Redwood Falls; and nine step-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Storden Community Center and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethany Lutheran Church, Storden. The service will be 10:30 a.m.
Ina Jonethe Mellum, 93, of Sun City, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at West Belmont Cemetery, Belmont Township, Jackson County. The graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at West Belmont Cemetery, Belmont Township, with the Rev. Eric Hullstrom officiating.
Ruth E. Sickler, 90, of Sherburn, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at Trimont Health Care Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Kramer Family Funeral Home, Sherburn, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Congressional-United Church of Christ, Sherburn. The service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Congressional Church-United Church of Christ, Sherburn, with the Rev. Rodney Slessor officiating. Burial will be in Sherburn Cemetery.
Marie F. Wiegel, 98, of Luverne, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society -- Mary Jane Brown Home, Luverne. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Luverne. The service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Luverne, with the Rev. Thomas Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in St. Catherine's Catholic Cemetery, Luverne. Arrangements are being made by Hartquist Funeral Home -- Engebretson Chapel, Luverne.