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Obituaries from the week of August 23, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Clark Dibble, 83

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Aug 23, 2000, at Tracy Lutheran Church, for Clark Dibble. Rev. Stephen Olson and Rev. Marlene Elmstrom officiated. Organist was Richard Stelter with Bill Elmstrom as soloist. Casket bearers were his children.

Clark Gareld Dibble was born October 31, 1906 in Murray County, Minnesota, Dovray Township, Section 23. He was the youngest of seven children born to Norman I. and Anna (Winch) Dibble. He received his education attending country school, two miles south of the home farm, District #105.

Following his 8th grade graduation, Clark began a long life of many labor intensive jobs, these included working on the threshing crews, a logging camp in northern Minnesota and also for farmers as part of his journey. In 1936, he began farming on his own in Brookings County, South Dakota.

On September 28, 1938, he married Elsie I. Anderson at the Lutheran Parsonage in Brookings, South Dakota. He continued to farm in the Elkton area until the spring of 1946 when they moved to the Buffalo Lake farm in Murray County, Minnesota where they farmed until he retired in 1974. Clark and Elsie then moved into Tracy. Even in retirement, he continued to work. They enjoyed life at 401 Center Street, he liked to read and they did some traveling. In August of 1998, Clark moved to O'Brien Court in Tracy. On August 18, 2000 he entered Our House Hospice of Murray County in Slayton, MN. He died there on Saturday, August 19, 2000.

Clark was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Dovray where he remained a member until his retirement. He then joined Tracy Lutheran Church.

During his lifetime, he enjoyed and loved his work horses, and being on the farm where he whistled throughout the day. He taught his children a strong work ethic.

He is survived by three daughters and their spouses, Jane and Robert Hanson, Rochester, MN; Karen and Colin Nyren, South Haven, MN; Marie and Lon Flaten, Bemidji, MN; three sons, Gareld and wife Demona, Smartsville, CA; Charles, Dovray, MN and Roger, San Diego, CA; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, brother in-law Elmer Anderson and wife Mavis, Westbrook, MN many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents, wife Elsie, an infant son, one sister Bernice, and brothers, Herb, Clarence, Floyd, Les and Norman.

Interment was at Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery, Dovray, MN with Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy, MN handling arrangements.

The family requests that you please give memorials to either Our House Hospice of Slayton or Tracy Lutheran Church.

Eugene Saxhaug, 68

Services for Eugene M. Saxhaug, age 68, will be held on Friday, August 25, 2000 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lamberton. Gene passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 22.

Pastor Lee Harder will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service. Visitation will be held at Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Friday and also at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Dundee at 1 p.m.

Gene was born on Feb. 21, 1932 in Chicago, IL, the son of Otto and Joyce (Robinson) Saxhaug. He moved with his family to a farm near Westbrook, MN where he grew up and attended school.

He married Charlotte Carlson on April 3, 1950 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dundee, MN. The couple made their home and farmed in the Dundee area. They moved to a farm near Walnut Grove in 1960 and later to a farm near Revere where they lived until retiring. Charlotte passed away in February of 1996 and in 1997 Gene moved off the farm and into Lamberton. He made his home with his wife, Lu, until the present time.

Gene was a cattle buyer in the 1960s and 1970s and served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota State High School Rodeo Association.

Gene enjoyed traveling, horses and buffalo, but mostly he really loved antiques, he bought, sold and collected them for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Lu Reetz of Lamberton; children, Robert, St. Paul, Kim and husband Joe Loe of Hermosa, SD, Jon and wife Mari of Fulda, Heidi and husband Ric Morgan of Tracy, Shane and wife Roxanne of Burnsville and Tim of Marshall; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; step-children Doyle Jr. and wife Dee Johnson of Woodward, IA, Patty and husband Dan Bilharz, Nashua, IA, April Martin of Waseca, Scott Johnson of Nora Springs, IA, David and wife Lori Johnson of Owatonna, and Todd and wife Robin Johnson of Memphis, TN; 13 step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents, wife Charlotte, brother Donald and grandson, Cody Morgan.