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Darlene Johnson

Posted November 8, 2018 at 2:42 pm


Larchwood, Iowa

November 2, 2018

Darlene Johnson, 87, of Larchwood, Iowa, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Community Reformed Church, Sioux Falls, with interment in Grandview Covenant Cemetery, Larchwood.

Darlene Evelyn was born Feb. 6, 1931, in Sioux Falls. She was adopted in 1933, by Adolph and

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    Donald Pedersen


    Inwood, Iowa

    October 30, 2018

    Donald C. Pedersen, 92, of Inwood, Iowa, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at Fellowship Village, Inwood.

    Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 3, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church,

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    Veterans’ Day is November 11


    Katrina Lombard, a student at West Lyon High School, said she has a better understanding of what military personnel go through while serving overseas and away from home. “I have family friends serving overseas and I know they appreciate getting care packages when they are serving,” she explained.

    Please see this week’s edition of the

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    New building, same fashion


    Klondike Creek Unique Boutique has moved to its new location and is excited help shoppers find the perfect outfit or select a gift from one of the unique and local vendors. With an ever-expanding list of new items and merchandise, a move was much needed for the boutique.

    Stacey Breitkreutz first opened the boutique in

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    Little super hero


    Lillian Michelle Tracy has quite a story to tell in her short year of life. At 20 weeks gestation, a routine ultrasound that checks a baby’s anatomy and reveals gender, turned joy into worry for Tanner and Alex Tracy. “At 20 weeks we found out Lilly was going to be born with a sacrococcygeal teratoma,” Alex explained. This teratoma was located at the base of the tailbone or

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    Mardella M. Olson

    Mardella M. Olson age 75 of Dovray passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, due to complications after a motor vehicle accident.  Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray.  Interment is in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent to www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  

    Mardella was born April 24, 1943 in Windom, MN to Gustav & Anna (Wolter) Gertner.  She was baptized and confirmed at Rosehill

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    Stephanie Burnham

    Stephanie Lee Burnham, age 70 of Walnut Grove formerly of Fairbanks, Alaska passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 at Our House Hospice of Murray County in Slayton after a valiant battle with cancer.  Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 7 at English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday.  Interment will be in the North Hero Township Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home

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    Randy Lee Gernter

    Randy Lee Gertner was born on January 11, 1957, the son of Rodney and Janice (Hubert) Gertner in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.  He attended school and Walnut Grove and graduated from High School in 1975.  Randy then moved to Alexandria where he attended Alexandria Technical College and received his degree in Marine & Small Engine.  He received his Master Mechanics license in the early 90’s.  Randy loved his work and was considered a lot of peoples go to mechanic.  

    He met Tracy Gustafson in 1991. The couple enjoyed

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    Harold “Gene” Edsill

    Harold Edsill (known to family and friends as Gene) peacefully passed away at his home in Eagan, MN on October 25, 2018 at the age of 78.

    Gene was born in 1940 in Waterloo, IA where he also graduated from Orange Township High School. He married the love of his life, Donna Trost in June, 1960. Gene worked as a livestock buyer with Rath Packing Company in Cresco, IA for 25 years followed by Tyson Foods in Stordan, MN for

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