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m For The Record Page The Tyler Tribute, Thursday, September 12, Obituaries m ALVIN DALE CARPENTER Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, September 7 at I I a.m. at St. Genevieve Catholic Church inLake Benton. Fr. Harry Behan was the officiant. Preparation of Gifts - Special Music - "Amazing Grace" with soloist Lonny Carpenter and organ- ist Jody Weber. Congregational hymns were: Welcoming Song- "How Great Thou Art"; Commun- ion - "1 Am The Bread Of Life"; and Recessional - "Old Rugged Cross". Lector was Bill Bunkers. Casket bearers were AIvin's nephews, Ron Bauman, Steve Car- penter, David Larsen, Alan Carpen- ter, Kirk Zimmer, and Paul Carpen- ter. Honorary casket bearers were Eldridge Stuefen, Duane Pagel, EIdie Nielsen, Glen Louwagie, Larry Demuth and Pete Peterson. Military Rites by Lake Benton American Legion. Arrangements by Tyler Area Funeral Home, Tim Kulow and Nathan Stephens, directors. Alvin Dale Carpenter was born May 19, 1935 to Paul and Josephine (Lamp) Carpenter in Arlie, Minnesota in Pipestone County. The family moved to a farm east of Lake Benton in ! 94 I. He attended District #2 Country School through eighth grade and graduated from Lake Benton High School. In 1953 Alvin enlisted in the United States Marine Corps with three of his friends. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton and Korea. Following his discharge in 1955 he returned to Lake Benton where he worked for the railroad and farmed for a year. Alvin was united in marriage to Joyce Determan on February 15, 1958 at the Episcopal Church in Lake Benton. They made their home in LakeBenton., He painted water towers in the summer and drove truck for Vernon Williams Trucking in the winters. Alvin even- tually purchased this business. Af- ter selling the trucking business, he worked as a carpenter and did road construction. In 1968 Alvin and Joyce moved to Tyler where he worked for South Side Produce, the Tyler and Florence Elevators and also farmed. In 1985 Alvin and Joyce moved to Russell where he worked for MCP until he retired in ALVIN CARPENTER 1999. Alvin was a member of the American Legion and had served as the commander while he was a member in Tyler. He enjoyed fish- ing, auctions, gardening, wood- working and most of all he enjoyed spending time with his two grand- daughters and seven grandsons. Alvin Dale Carpenter died on September 3, 2002 at his home in Lake Benton, Minnesota at the age of 67 years, 3 months and 14 days. He is survived by his wife Joyce of Lake Benton; children Deborah Carpenter of St. Michael, Bruce of Chico, CA, Curtis (Marlys) of Marshall, Robert of St. Michael, Roger (Kim) of Bozeman, MT, Pamela (Bob) McIIrath of Newington, GA and Terry (Kathy) of Fargo, ND; grandchildren Aaron and Joshua Carpenter, Christopher Carpenter, Marshall, Michael and Kennedy Carpenter and Robert, Joy, Zachariah, and Lakohn Mcllrath; brothers and sisters Pearl Bauman of Astoria, SD, Lois Zimmer of Lake Benton, Ardith (George) Larson of Lake Benton, William (Darlene) of Lake Benton, Conrad (Connie) of College Station, TX, Daniel (Judy) of LeMars, IA; sister-in-law Patricia Carpenter of Lake Benton, and many nieces and nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Josephine Car- penter, two brothers Verlon and Paul;three nephews Greg Zimmer, Jim Zimmer and Dale Carpenter; niece Sheila Ann Carpenter; two brothers-in-law Russell Zimmer and Kenneth Bauman. Blessed be his memory. FRANCES M. ALMJELD Wabasso, MN Funeral services for Frances M. Almjeld, 89, of Wabasso, MN were held Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Wabasso. Officiant was Rev. Dennis Brech. Organist was Janice Kost. Soloist was Susan Almjeld: Prelude was provided by Holly Nelson with a cello solo. Pallbearers were Karl and Ronald Almjeld, Marc Veverka, William Kost, Karl Nelson and James Salfer. Interment was in the church cemetery. Sunset Burial Association of Echo and Wabasso handled the ar- rangements. Frances Mildred Aimjeld was born Wednesday, June 4, 1913 in Jasper, MN to Thomas R. and Helene (Hjelsand) Townswick. She was baptized in the Jasper Lutheran Church and confirmed in the First Lutheran Church in Tyler. Frances moved with her family to a farm near Tyler in 1917 where she grew up and attended school graduating from Tyler High School in 1930. Frances then attended Mankato Normal School. She taught in coun- try schools rear Tyler for a couple of years. June 30, 1937 she was united in marriage to Floyd J. Almjeld in her parents home. They lived for a short time in South Da- kota before moving to Wabasso in August of 1937. She was amember of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Wabasso where she had been or- ganist for many years and belonged to the Ladies Aid. First and fore- most in her life was her family and she loved music, having taught pi- ano lessons for over 50 years. Frances was a member of the Southwest Minnesota Music Teachers Association which she served in many offices, a member of the Wabasso Progress Club and did volunteer work at the Wabasso Nursing Home. She enjoyed knit- ting, sewing, gardening and bak- ing, "making the world's best sweet rolls." Frances was a very courageous woman, a life-long leamer and an avid reader. Frances M. AImjeld died Wednesday, September 4, 2002 in the Sunwood Good Samaritan Care Center in Redwood Falls at the age of 89 years and three months. Frances is survived by her son, Paul Almjeld and his wife Susan of Mitchell, SD; daughter, Karen Kurle and her husband Milo of Federal Way, WA; son-in-law, Don Veverka of La Grange Park, IL; seven grandchildren: Tanya Park and her husband Greg, Holly Nelson and her husband Karl, Marc Veverka, Heidi Almjeld, Karin Almjeld, Kristin Almjeld and Karl Almjeld; great- grandson, Nicklas Nelson; sister, Helen Dalke of Minneapolis; niece, Donna; and two nephews: Robert and Michael. Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Floyd on February 16, 2002; her daugh- ter, Mary Veverka on March 22, 2002; and her younger brother, Robert Townswick. Blessed be her memory. Thinking About Hearing Aids? DON'T BUY until you read this Free Report revealing secrets many dispensers do not want you to know. Be a smart buyer and save hundreds of dollars. Call Toll Free 1.800.495.4187 (24 Hr. Recorded Message) There is NO Obligation RUTH LUCILLE SWENSON Moose Lake, MN A memorial service celebrating the persistence and tenacity of Ruth Lucille Swenson, 92 of Moose Lake and formerly of Aitkin, Min- neapolis, Mound, Brainerd, St. Cloud and Two Harbors, will be held September 14, 2002 at the First Unitarian Church, 145 West Winona St., Duluth, MN. A gath- ering will be from l0 a.m. until the I 1 a.m. service at the church. Lyle has been waiting for his final rest- ing place until he could join Ruth. Following the memorial service they will be placed to rest together in an interment at Crystal Bay Cem- etery, Finland, MN. Ruth Lucille Swenson was born September 9, 1909 to James and Maude (Arch) Phegley on the Fort Berthold Reservation, Dunn County, ND. She was raised and attended school in Kildeer, ND and Aitkin, MN. She attended beauty school in Minneapolis and worked as a beautician through the years and for a short time at the Stickney Beauty Shop in No. Minneapolis. She was a homemaker, worked as a decal lady at Tonka Toys in Mound for many years and also worked at Heilicher Bros. in St. Louis Park. Ruth enjoyed her grandchildren, cooking for her family, handiwork, crocheting, dancing, Indian wrestling, entering sweepstakes contests, highballs (before or after five), and she was an avid Twins fan. Ruth Lucille Swenson died on September 2, 2002. She is survived by her daugh- ter, Diane (Richard) Sartell of Tyler, MN; seven grandchildren: Richard (Mayuree Tanawongsuwan) Sartell RUTH SWENSON of Mankato, Joelynn (Jeff) Lahr of Maple Grove, Steven (Dawn) Sartell and Nicholas (Mia) Sartell, both ofSartell, MN, Tiffany (Chris) Bengston of Moose Lake, Megan (Chris) Thorstenson of Sartell, MN and Lace (Randy) Davis of Moose Lake; 15 great-grandchildren: An- drew and Broderick Lahr, Cole, Max and Jake Sartell, Danny Larson, Peter and Paige Smith, Alexander, Benjamin and Cheston Sartell, Makenzie and Matthew Bengston, Ethan Davis; and last but not least her great-grandson, Scout Leslie Thorstenson born on Sep- tember 3, 2002; many nieces, neph- ews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death her her loving husband of 49 years, Lyle in 1980; and her stillborn infant son, Raymond Lyle in 1944. She was the last surviving child of James and Maude, having been preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers. Blessed be her memory. Weather Report by Elin Bullerman Monday, Sept. 2: A hazy humid 66 this morning and sunny skies, southwest to northwest wind, cooler and dryer air and 76 for a high. Tuesday, Sept. 3: 50 this morn- ing, clear blue skies and sunshine, west/southwest breeze with a high of 76 . Wednesday, Sept. 4:60 this morning with a southwest wind, sunny with a few clouds this af- ternoon, starting to get humid again, 84 for a high. Thursday, Sept. 5:64 this morning with very little sunshine, a west wind this forenoon then calm afternoon, a little shower of rain this afternoon with a high of 84 . Friday, Sept. 6:69 this morn- ing with a southwest wind, sunny skies, hot and humid, 92 for a high. Saturday, Sept. 7: A warm 70 this morning clear skies and sun- shine, a strong southwest wind, a humid 90 for a high. Sunday, Sept. 8:67 this morn- ing, a west wind and sunshine, a high of 90 . TYLER AREA FUNERAL HOME Kulow Funeral Service Tyler, MN 507-247-5331 77rn and Joy Kulow, Owners 203 Jewett/Condo East Box 269, Marshall, MN 56258 Phone 507-537-1976 Dan Taft, Optician Lori Vikesland, Optometrist Chiropractor Dr. B.E. Williamson Call For An Appointment. Office Phone 507-247-3249 Tyler, MN 56178 cr Mcdical Avera Health m 240 Willow Street, Tyr, MN 56178 Richard KIIngler, MD LuAnn Weber, PA-C "Caring for our communities" To Make An Appointment Call 507-247-5921 Dr. Bruce A. Rohlin Optometrist Monday and Wednesday - 8"30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Phone 507-247-5451 Tyler, MN 56178 UTOFT DENTAL CLINIC 197 North Tyler Street Tyler, MN Phone 5o7-247-5591 John R U/oR. P.O.S. Engagements Birth ! BRUST Joe and Tammy Brus Mankato, are proud to the birth of their son, seph on August 31, 2002. weighed in at 8 pounds, and was 21% inches Ion Maternal grandparents and Mary Lensing of ternal grandparents are Jim! June Brust of Tyler. PETERSEN-TIMM Carrie Petersen and Mark Timm are excited to announce their up- coming wedding. The service will be held October 19 at Danebod Lutheran Church. Parents of the couple are Rob- ert and Marvie Petersen of Tyler, and Morris and Sharon Timm of Lamberton. The future bride is a graduate of RTR High School and South Dakota State University. She is an RN and works at Tyler Healthcare Center. The future groom is a graduate of Sanborn-Lamberton High School and Canby Vo-Tech. He is a diesel mechanic at Eickhoff En- terprises in Marshall. The couple currently resides by Tyler. Brick Manor Tourney Rolle Bolle Winners A Rolle Bolle held Labor Day at in Arco. The first place Dale Wieme, Gene Valerie Vercruysse. The place team was Josh Wiem, Thooft and Pete Doyscher. Funeral UJ Services "A Vertin Family. Funeral Servin Tyler, MN Lake Benton, MN COMMUNITY CALENDAR Tyler City Council meets the first Monday 7 p.m., Tyler Fire Hall. The Tyler Rod and Gun Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday of each month at Marty's Bar & Grill. The Lincoln County Horticultural Society Thursday of each month. More info call 247-5968. Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Board meets the second Monday of every month at 5:30 VFW meets the 2nd Monday of the month; the Marty's Bar & Grill. The Tyler Fire Department meets at 7 p.m. on fond Tuesday of each month at the Fire Hall. On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 5 p.m., aluminum cans for the Girl Scouts may be the garage behind Tyler City H all. The Tyler Kiwanis Club meets at the Pizza RanCh, every Wednesday at noon. Caregiver's Support meeting the second month at 9 a.m., THC Clinic West. Tyler Arts Council meets the first Tuesday of the at 7 p.m., for information call 247-3811. The Tyler Legion and Auxiliary meet the third every month at the Legion Hall. Supper at 7 p.m., p.m. Sons of the American Legion meet the third month, 8 p.m., Legion Hall, Lake Benton. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 12 Noon - Kiwanis meet at Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m. - Community membrance, Danebod Church. All are welcome! Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1 to 6:30 p.m. - Lincoln Public Health Services Office; Hendricks. Thursday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m. - Lincoln County AA G ruIp! at Senior Center, Tyler. Sunday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - ChickeS Bethany Lutheran Church, Arco. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. - Lincoln County Board l't missioners meet, Courthouse , Ivanhoe. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m. - Arco VFW Auxiliary Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. - HRA Board meetin Lake Benton. Saturday, Sept. 21, 5 to 8 p.m. - Fall Supper Sale, hosted by Grace Lutheran Church, Russell. Middle School. Saturdays, 8 to 11 a.m. - Farmers Market, west Municipal building. ILIN. TYLIIt ST. / PO BOX 430 .... , TYIJIt, MINNESOTA 56178 PHONE