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Obituaries, Sept. 1, 2006

DOLORES "DORIE" KREMER, 86, of Worthington, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at Worthington Regional Hospital. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Dingmann Funeral Home, Worthington, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service; and from 9:30 to 10...

DOLORES "DORIE" KREMER, 86, of Worthington, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at Worthington Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Dingmann Funeral Home, Worthington, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service; and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Worthington.

The service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Worthington, with the Rev. Larry Brixius officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Worthington.

ABRAM P. BAERG, 91, of Delft, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at Good Samaritan Village, Mountain Lake.

Born May 2, 1915, in Carson Township, Cottonwood County, near Delft, he was the son of Peter and Anna Olfert Baerg. He married Susan Harder Sept. 7, 1939, in Delft. She died March 18, 2001.

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He attended District 16 North Country School and the Mountain Lake German School. Following marriage, the couple farmed south of Delft. In October 1959, he was involved in a farm accident and lost his right eye when he tipped a tractor. They were charter members of the Immanuel Mennonite Church, where he was active as a Deacon, Trustee and Sunday school teacher. He also served as secretary-treasurer of the Delft Co-op Creamery, was on the board of Open Door Mission and was a member of the Minnesota Valley Breeder Association. He entered Good Samaritan Village in Mountain Lake in December 2003.

Surviving are three sons, William Baerg, Delft, Allen (Tina) Baerg, Delft, and Robert (Coreen) Baerg, Williamsburg, Iowa; two brothers, Isaac Baerg, Gaylord, and Peter Baerg, Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Martha (Russell) Goertzen, Windom; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bjerum Funeral Home, Mountain Lake, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Mennonite Church, Delft.

The service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Mennonite Church, Delft, with the Rev. Merwin Dick officiating. Burial will be in Delft Cemetery.

WILLIAM PAUL SCOTT, 77, of Pipestone, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at Our House, Slayton.

Born Nov. 8, 1928, in Staples, he was the son of Emil and Irene Curley Schemmel. He married Elsie Anderson Feb. 7, 1968, in Sioux Falls, S.D.

His mother died when he was 6 months old, and he was adopted by his aunt, Geneva (Stanley) Scott, and lived with them in St. Paul. He attended St. Luke's Catholic School and Sibley Public School, graduating from St. Paul Institute evening school in 1946. He spent his sophomore year at The Oblates of Mary Magdeline in Belview, Ill. In June 1946, he entered the U.S. Marine Corp. He served in the Korean Conflict and made the Incheon Invasion on Sept. 15, 1950. He was then commissioned in the Air Force and in 1988 retired from the service as a Lt. Colonel. The last four years of his military career were spent as an Air Force Liaison officer working for the Air Force Academy, finding boys and girls interested in an Air Force career. During this time, he attended the University of Minnesota and received a four-year degree in 1949. He continued his education at St. Paul College of Law, where he received his law degree in 1954. While attending law school, he worked for the Right-of-Way division of the Minnesota Highway Department. Upon passing the Bar exam, he practiced law in Arlington and Gaylord. During this time, he served as probate and juvenile judge in Sibley County from 1956 to 1962. He was appointed by Gov. Elmer Anderson as Minnesota Public Examiner from 1961 to 1963 and served as county attorney for Sibley County from 1963 to 1968. Following marriage, they moved to Pipestone, where he opened his law practice with Russ Voorhees and Bob Ruetter. In 1975, he opened his own law office and became City Attorney for Pipestone from 1979 to 2002. In December 2005, he was diagnosed with cancer. He was a former National committeeman for the Young Republican, Sibley County Republican Chairman in 1961, recipient of two George Washington Honor medals from the Freedom Foundation in 1970 and 1972, member of the American and Minnesota Bar Associations, the VFW, the DAV, the American Legion, the Air Force Association, the Reserve Officers Association, the U.S. Supreme Court Bar Association, the Masons and Mensa. He also served as the attorney for the Pipestone School Board.

Surviving are his wife; four sons, William (Nan) Scott Jr., Seattle, Wash., Mark (June) Scott, Coon Rapids, Byran (Felicia) Scott, Lakefield, and Jason Scott, Edina; one step-daughter, Terri (William) Weeding Berg, Richfield; one brother, Jim (Nita) Schemmel, New Ulm; one sister, Helen Christensen, Grand Junction, Colo.; and 10 grandchildren.

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Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel.

The service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Performing Arts Center, Pipestone. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Bloomington.

ROGER KRUSE, 74, of Maple Grove and formerly of Red Wing and Windom, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at the Windom Area Hospital.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom, with the Rev. Stephen Norby officiating. Burial is tentatively set for Wednesday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

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