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Obituaries, Sept. 30, 2006

CLARENCE HAROLD JACKSON, 78, of Pipestone, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at Ashton Care Center, Pipestone. Born Sept. 25, 1928, in Trosky, he was the son of Milton and Pearl Mitchell Jackson. He married Ardena Hartson on Oct. 8, 1961, in Ortonvill...

CLARENCE HAROLD JACKSON, 78, of Pipestone, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at Ashton Care Center, Pipestone.

Born Sept. 25, 1928, in Trosky, he was the son of Milton and Pearl Mitchell Jackson. He married Ardena Hartson on Oct. 8, 1961, in Ortonville. She died Feb. 20, 1990.

He grew up in Trosky. In November 1945, he moved with his parents to Jasper and helped his father on the corn sheller. In 1948, he moved to Ortonville, where he farmed for many years. After marriage, they lived in Ortonville, Jasper, Worthington and Rushmore. In 1972, they moved to Pipestone, and he retired due to ill health. He became a resident of Ashton Care Center, Pipestone, on June 4, 1993.

Surviving are two sisters, Bonnetta Potter, Worthington, and Bernice (Carroll) Honken, Pipestone.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone.

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The service will be 10 a.m. at Ashton Care Center, Pipestone. Burial will be in Jasper City Cemetery.

ELEANOR J. BAUMGARN, 93, of Worthington, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at Worthington Regional Hospital.

Born May 8, 1913, in Sioux Valley, she was the daughter of Ben and Amelia Thielvoedt Schoellerman. She married Lester Baumgarn Aug. 27, 1936, in Round Lake. He preceded her in death.

She graduated from Sioux Valley High School, and then attended Nettleton College. She assisted her parents as bookkeeper in the Sioux Valley store. After her parents moved to Lake Park, Iowa, she and Lester ran the store. They farmed in the area for 18 years and were members of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Sioux Valley. They later moved to Okabena, where she was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday school and Bible classes in both churches. After Lester died, she moved to the Okabena Towers, Worthington.

Surviving are three children, Byron (Marlene) Baumgarn, Sioux Valley, Pastor Jack (Carol) Baumgarn, St. Francis; and Janice (Pat) Cervantes, Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Worthington.

The service will be 11 a.m. today at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Worthington, with the Rev. Wayne Krohe and the Rev. Ronald Yungmann officiating. Burial will be in Sioux Valley Cemetery.

Benson Funeral Home, Worthington, is in charge of arrangements.

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SIMON DeBOER, 78, of Sheldon, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at Northwest Iowa Health Center Senior Center, Sheldon.

Born March 1, 1928, in Hull, Iowa, he was the son of Siebren and Jessie Beuckens DeBoer. He married Wilma Dykstra March 11, 1955.

He grew up in the Hull area and graduated from Hull Christian Schools. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1954. After marriage, the couple lived in Sheldon, where they farmed and milked cows for 32 years. They retired in 1995 and moved to town. They also wintered in Texas for 14 years.

Surviving is his wife; two daughters, Dorothy (Paul) Postma, Orange City, Iowa, and Carol (Mike) Ling, Sibley, Iowa; one sister, Sadie Hibma, Hull; and eight grandchildren.

The service will be 10:30 a.m. today at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, Sheldon, with the Rev. Kevin Muyskens officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery, Sheldon.

WOODROW "WOODY" WILSON CHRISTOPHER, 92, of Worthington, formerly of Eau Claire, Wis., died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Born Aug. 31, 1914, in Highland Township, Wis., he was the son of Melvin and Esther Anderson Christopher. He married Elvera Swanson Jan. 28, 1945, in Eau Claire. She preceded him in death.

As a child, he moved to Eau Claire. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After marriage, they lived in Eau Claire, and he was employed as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service from 1945 until retirement. He was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, and current member of American Lutheran Church, Worthington.

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Surviving are five children, Karen (Mike) Crawford, Birchwood, Wis., Susan (Randy) Simonson, Worthington, John (Susan) Christopher, Morristown, N.J., Judy (Ken) Bemis, Birchwood, and Paul (Vicki) Christopher, Long Valley, N.J.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The service was Monday at Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral Home, Eau Claire. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire.

Memorials are requested to Sunset Hospice Cottage, 1950 S.W. First Ave., Worthington 56187.

ALVA HAMANN, 97, of Lake Park, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, in Arvada, Colo.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, Lake Park.

The service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, Lake Park. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Worthington.

Turner Funeral Home, Lake Park, is in charge of arrangements.

CLIFFORD H. BLOCK, 76, of Little Rock, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at Sioux Valley Luverne Hospital, Luverne.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m., at Walton-Roste Funeral Home, Sibley, Iowa,

The service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Salem Reformed Church, Little Rock, with the Rev. Brian Hellenga officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.

GLENN "IKE" EICHHORN, 91, of Pipestone, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Pipestone.

The service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, Pipestone.

Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

OPAL V. JOHNSON, 89, of Odin and Sioux Falls, S.D., died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at Good Samaritan Luther Manor, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Surviving are her daughter, Sheri (Duane) DeVries, Wall Lake, S.D.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls.

HERMAN KROGH, 97, of Winona, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006 at Sauer Memorial Home, Winona.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, with a special prayer service at 4 p.m.,at Hansen Funeral Home, Lakefield, and from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Lakefield.

The service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Lakefield, with the Rev. Charles Quinn officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lakefield.

LLOYD DAYTON "BUDDAH" OLSON, 85, of rural Hadley, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at his home.

Born Jan. 19, 1921, on a farm east of Adrian, he was the son of Eli and Lena Skillicorn Olson. He married Helen Nett June 2, 1942, in Avoca. She died in December 1944. He married Lucille Paden Knutsen Nov. 28, 1959, in rural Tracy. She died in August 1993.

He grew up in the Adrian and Luverne areas. In 1927, his family moved to Hadley. He graduated from Slayton High School in 1938. After his first marriage, they both worked at Worthmore Dairy in Slayton. He started working for the Hadley Creamery in 1946. In 1951, he moved to a farm near Tracy and farmed for two years. He then started selling Moorman Feed. After his second marriage, they made their home on his farm north of Hadley. He retired in 1986 and remained on the farm. He was a member of Hadley Lutheran Church and served on the church council, taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and served as Sunday school superintendent. He was a member of Lutheran Brotherhood and the Barbershoppers in Tracy and Slayton. He coached boys baseball and girls softball.

Surviving are one son, David (Linda) Olson, Marshall; one stepson, William (Annette) Knutsen, Amery, Wis.; three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; one great-grandson; 13 step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today at Hadley Lutheran Church.

The service will be 1:30 p.m. today at Hadley Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kerry Boese officiating.

Totzke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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