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Obituaries, Sept. 27, 2006

CURT ODDSON, 74, of Windom, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at Veteran Affairs Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with parish prayers at 8 p.m., at LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom, and from 5 to 6 p.m. Frid...

CURT ODDSON, 74, of Windom, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at Veteran Affairs Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with parish prayers at 8 p.m., at LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom, and from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Windom.

The service will be 6 p.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Windom, with the Rev. Andrew Olsem officiating. Burial with military honors will be in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery, Windom.

GEORGE L. NEBELSICK, 85, of Lake Park, formerly of Harris, Iowa, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, in Lake Park.

Visitation will be after 2:30 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Turner Funeral Home, Lake Park.

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The service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, Lake Park, with the Rev. Donna Gray officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Harris.

MARJORIE CLAUS, 83, of Ocheyedan, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at her home.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Ocheyedan.

The service will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Ocheyedan, with the Rev. Russell Anderson officiating. A private graveside service will precede the church service.

Andringa Funeral Home, Sibley and Ocheyedan, is in charge of arrangements.

ALVINA LEONA RUFFING, 87, of Albany, formerly of Adrian, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at Mother of Mercy Campus of Care, Albany.

Born March 23, 1919, in St. Kilian, she was the daughter of Frank and Anna Merfield Loosbrock. She married Leander Ruffing on Nov. 14, 1939, at St. Kilian Catholic Church. He died Aug. 6, 1995.

She attended school in St. Kilian and remained with her family, helping with other families and household duties. After marriage, they farmed in the Adrian area. She moved to Albany in 2002 and became a resident of Mother of Mercy Nursing Home. She was a member of St. Adrian Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of America.

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Surviving are two children, Marjorie (Aloys) Wenker, Albany, and John (Patricia) Ruffing, Maple Grove; two brothers, Francis (Delores) Loosbrock, West Concord, and Florian (MaryAnn) Loosbrock, Lismore; one sister, Margaret Suedkamp, Ellsworth; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Dingmann Funeral Home, Adrian, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Adrian Catholic Church.

The service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Adrian Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerald Kosse officiating. Burial will be in St. Adrian Catholic Cemetery.

ANN J. OVERMAN, 76, formerly of Iona, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at Franklin Care Center, Franklin.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Chandler Funeral Chapel and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at First Reformed Church, Slayton.

The service will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Reformed Church, Slayton. Burial will be in Chandler Memorial Cemetery.

The Chandler Funeral Association is in charge of arrangements.

KENNETH JAMES KRULL, 72, of George, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital, Rock Rapids, Iowa.

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Born Jan. 25, 1934, on a farm north of George, he was the son of Harm and Rachel Stubbe Krull. He married Arlys Goldhorn on Sept. 8, 1954, at the Bethel Reformed Church Parsonage.

He grew up on the family farm and attended Liberal No. 6 School just a half-mile east of their farm. After marriage, they moved in March 1956 near Little Rock. In 1962, they moved to a farm north of George. In 1969, they moved to the family Century Farm, where they lived until 2000. They then moved to their current home in George. He raised livestock and was a dairyman for 40 years. He served on the consistory at the Hope Reformed Church, George, where he was a member. He also served on several boards and held many positions in northwest Iowa, such as the AMPI Director, DHIA Board and the Osceola County Rural Water Board. He was active with the Kiwanis Club in George and the George Co-op Oil Board.

Surviving are his wife; three children, Kalene (Jim) Diephuis, Rochester, Rick (Mary) Krull, Fonda, Iowa, and Korey (Val) Krull, Rock Rapids; two brothers, Filbert (Alvina) Krull, Enumclaw, Wash., and John (Eldora) Krull, Rock Rapids; one stepbrother, Art (Shirley) Krull, George; 10 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 4 to 8 p.m., at Roste Funeral Home, George.

The service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hope Reformed Church, George, with the Rev. David Vander Lann and Pastor Keith Vik officiating. Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery.

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