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Obituaries from the week of February 9,2000Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Arlene Anderson, 66

Funeral services were held Monday, February 7, 2000 for Arlene A. Anderson at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Balaton.

Rev. Mark Zander officiated with Lois Zander as organist. Casket bearers were Brad Paradis, Wally Paradis, Orlin Lustfield, Dennis Fenicle, Jeff Sigurdson and Kelley Nielson.

Arlene Ann Anderson was born April 27, 1933 in Tyler, MN, Lincoln County, to Severt O. and Anna (Thomsen) Sigurdson. She was raised on a farm near Minneota and then as a young girl moved with her family to a farm west of Balaton, MN. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Balaton and graduated from the Balaton High School.

As a young woman, Arlene moved to Minneapolis and worked as a bank teller. She then moved back to Marshall, MN and worked as a teller for the Western State Bank.

On October 11, 1956 she married Keith Anderson in Balaton at the St. Peter's Lutheran Church and they made their home on a farm in the Balaton area. In 1972 they moved into Balaton and Arlene worked as a waitress in a Balaton cafe. She also ran a daycare in her own home for some time.

Arlene was a member of the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, taught bible school and was part of the churchwomen's group in her younger years. She enjoyed reading, gardening, canning, coffee with a group of special friends and especially spending time with her family and her grandchildren.

Arlene entered the Weiner Memorial Medical Center in Marshall on February 1, 2000 and died February 3, 2000 at the age of 66.

Arlene is survived by one son, Richard and his wife Marla of Balaton; three daughters, Becky and her husband Greg Germscheid of Dassel, MN, Jill and her husband Bob Gilman of New Prague, MN, and Jan Anderson of Hopkins, MN; six grandchildren, Kristina and Megan Anderson, Emmy and Ethan Germscheid and Zachary and Ashlyn Gilman; three sisters, Laura Brue of Anoka, MN, Fern Krueger of Garvin, MN, and Elaine Zacrup of Blaine, MN; four brothers, Elden of Powell, WY, Leonard of Colorado Springs, CO, Dennis of Slayton, MN and Stuart of North Branch, MN; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Her parents and three brothers preceded her in death.

Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery with Almlie Funeral Home of Balaton handling arrangements.

Gerald DeVetter, 83

Funeral mass was held Monday, February 7, 2000 for Gerald G. DeVetter of Rochester, MN.

Gerald G. DeVetter was born October 23, 1916 at Tracy, MN. He grew up in Tracy and worked for the Tracy Ice Co. with his father. He later lived in California and worked in the ship yards during the war. Later he came back to Tracy and owned the West Side Grocery. Following that he moved to Fort Atkinson, Washington and was president of Valley Sanitation Co. He retired in 1977 and moved to Rochester.

On February 8, 1937 at Tracy, MN he married Mary C. Petersen.

He was a member of Holy Name Society and life time member of the Knights of Columbus.

Gerald died on February 3, 2000 at Madonna Towers.

He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, Gordon A. DeVetter of San Leando, CA; Dennis M. DeVetter of Marshfield, WI and Paul A. DeVetter of La Cresent, MN; one daughter Carol A. (Mrs. Joseph) Hennessey of Rochester; two sisters Eunice (Mrs. James) Tate of Fort Atkinson, WI and Joanne Peterson of Tracy, MN.

Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.

Macken Funeral Home of Rochester handled arrangements.

Kenneth Monge, 84

Kenneth Monge, 84, of Hutchinson passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2000 at the Hutchinson Community Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 8 at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in Oakland Cemetery, Hutchinson.

Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel handled arrangements.

Olga Marie Osborne, 88

Services were held Tuesday, February 8, 2000 for Olga M. Osborne at Balaton Methodist Church in Balaton, MN.

Rev. Thomas Booker officiated with Peggy Bundy as organist. Casket bearers were Brian Livingston, Samuel Tutt, David Leversedge, Arnie Terhark, Everette Johnson and Harlan Ahlschlager.

Olga Marie Osborne was born September 1, 1911 to Andrew and Laura (Hansen) Rasmussen in Rock Lake Township, Lyon County. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and was raised on the family farm near Balaton, MN. Olga attended Balaton Public School and graduated salutatorian of her class. After high school, Olga attended two years of college at the Nettleton Business College in Sioux Falls, SD.

On October 8, 1932 Olga married Page F. Osborne in Canton, SD. They made their home near Lake Wilson, MN and in the late 1930's moved into Balaton. Page and Olga owned and operated the Standard Oil Bulk Service of Balaton until 1966. Olga worked in several local grocery stores over the years and in 1995 she moved into the Circle Pines Apartment building in Balaton.

Olga was a member of the Balaton Methodist Church where she had taught Sunday school and was active with the churchwomen and church fellowship groups. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. Olga enjoyed quilting and crocheting for her family, of which, each of her grandchildren received an afghan at graduation. Olga will always be remembered for her love of playing card games with her family and friends.

Olga entered the Tracy Municipal Hospital on Thursday, February 3, 2000 and died Saturday, February 5, 2000 at the age of 88.

She is survived by one son, Royce and his wife Lorna of Springfield, OR; two daughters, Janice and her husband Richard Nordmeyer of Balaton, MN and Cheryl and her husband Dennis Schoer of Crooks, SD; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Cora Wixon, her twin, Amy Livingston, and Eva Towne all of Balaton and Verna Larson of Pine River, MN; one sister-in-law, Esther Rasmussen of Deerwood, MN; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents, husband, one brother, Roy and two sisters, Anna and Bertha preceded her in death.

Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery with Almlie Funeral Home of Balaton handling arrangements.