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Obituaries from the week of August 18, 2004

Charlotte Drackley, 83

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 20, 2004 at the Tracy United Methodist Church in Tracy, MN for Charlotte Drackley. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2004 at the Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy with a 7:30 p.m. Prayer service. Visitation will continue one hour prior to service on Friday at the church. Interment will be in the Tracy City Cemetery with the Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling the arrangements.

Charlotte Marguerite Drackley was born October 10, 1920 to Paul and Hazel (Cobb) Shannon in Redwing, MN. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. Her father was a Methodist minister so Charlotte lived in several communities including Heron Lake, MN where she attended Heron Lake Public Schools graduating from Heron Lake High school in 1938. After high school she attended Teacher's Training at Winona State University until 1941.

On December 27, 1941 Charlotte married Art Drackley in Jeffers, MN. They made their home in Ceylon, MN for a short time, later moving to Balaton, MN and Mountain Lake, MN before moving to Tracy, MN in 1945. Charlotte taught school for the Tracy Public Schools and Walnut Grove Public School before her retirement in 1978.

Charlotte was a member of the Tracy United Methodist Church where she was active in the church circle, other committee groups and choir. She was also a member of Minnesota Education Association, Wabanaki Club, hospital auxiliary and her neighborhood women's club. Her family and her home were what mattered to her most and she also enjoyed gardening and music.

In 1995 Charlotte became a resident of the Prairie View Healthcare Center after she developed Alzheimer's disease. On Monday, August 16, 2004 she died at the age of 83.

Charlotte is survived by her husband, Art of Tracy, MN; two daughters, Barbara (Fred) Volkmann of St. Louis, MO and Colleen (Robert) Jolly of Ames, IA; two sons, Richard (Linda) Drackley of Decorah, IA and James (Janelle) Drackley of Champaign, IL; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Her parents and one brother, Edward Shannon, preceded her in death.

Memorials are to be given to either the Alzheimer's Association or the Tracy United Methodist Church.

Lawrence Fogel, 92

Lawrence J. Fogel, age 92 of Westbrook, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2004 at the Westbrook Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Westbrook Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Interment is in the Westbrook Cemetery. The Westbrook Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Arnold Garman, 80

Services for Arnold J. Garman, 80, of Bentonville, Ark., took place at Grace United Methodist Church in Rogers, Ark.

He died July 31, 2004, at his home.

He was born April 3, 1924, in Kiowa, Kan., to Arnold D. and Francis (Dotterer) Garman.

He and Laveta Whitfield were married Sept. 4, 1949, They moved to Arkansas in 1987 from Frederick, Okla. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Rogers and was a life and charter member of the VFW in Kiowa.

He retired from Swift and Co. after 30 years of employment. He was a Marine Air Corps veteran in the Pacific Theater in the Philippines. His hobbies included fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Laveta of Bentonville; sons, David (Nancy) of Corpus Christi, Texas, and James (Suzanne) of Seymour, Conn.; daughter Gail DeSmet (Duane) of Lake Shetek; brothers Richard of Kiowa and Dean of Rogers; sisters, Phyllis Triplett of Wichita, Kan., and Juanite Eckert of Kiowa; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his son, Bruce.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 1801 S. Dixieland, Rogers, Ark., 72758.