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Obituaries from the week of December 8, 2004

M. Lucille Larson, 94

Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 6, 2004 for Lucille Larson at Lake Sarah Lutheran Church in Garvin, MN. Rev. Melba Smith officiated. Organist was Peggy Bundy with Annie Weets as soloists.

Casket bearers were her grandsons Douglas Dobbelaere, Bill Van Meveren, Greg Van Meveren, Randy Larson, John Van Meveren, Todd Larson, Barry Anderson, Don Larson, Tom Cox, Barry Cramton, Will Olliff, Poncho Cadena, Jeff Kenne, David Nachreiner, Don Weets, Roy Wills and Jim Conlin.

Marie Lucille Larson was born November 9, 1910 to George and Annie (Aleckson) Mumby in Slayton, MN, Murray County. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in 1924. She attended country school and graduated from Slayton High School in Slayton, MN. She then attended Normal School teachers training and began teaching in rural schools in the Balaton area.

On December 30,1931 Lucille married Roy L. Larson in Ruthton, MN. They made their home on a farm in Skandia Township, south of Balaton, where they farmed and raised their family. With the need for teachers during WWII Lucille went back to teaching in 1945. She later continued her education and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Mankato State University in 1960. Lucille continued to teach school in Garvin and Tracy until her retirement in 1976.

Lucille was a past member of the Zion Lutheran Church, rural Balaton, where she was very active as organist, Junior Choir Director, Sunday and Bible School Teacher and held various positions of leadership over the year, such as Circle President and Church Treasurer. After her husband’s retirement from farming they moved to Garvin, MN where she became a member of the Lake Sarah Lutheran Church and became active there in the Ladies Aid, Circle and Bible Study. She also was involved in her community serving as Skandia Township President, and City Clerk of Garvin.

Through the years Lucille raised her six children, having all of them at one time or another in country school, guiding them academically and spiritually. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crocheting, cooking, bible study and bible prophecy, music and traveling.

On Thursday, December 2, 2004 Lucille died at the Murray County Medical Center in Slayton at the age of 94.

Lucille is survived by her two daughters, Lynn Dobbelaere and LaVonne Hyde both of Katy, TX; two sons, David and wife, Bev of Fairbanks, AK and George and wife, Jan of Balaton, MN; 18 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents, husband, Roy, one daughter, Donna and one son, Richard preceded her in death.

Interment was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Balaton, MN with the Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling the arrangements.

Alice Laleman, 76

Alice Laleman, age 76, of Marshall, passed away at the Morningside Heights Health Care Center on Tuesday, November 30, 2004. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, December 4, 2004 at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Marshall, MN. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery.

Alice Marie Lanoue was born to Camille and Mary (Jacob) Lanoue on December 25, 1927, in Underwood Township, Redwood County. She was baptized, later confirmed and received her first communion at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Milroy. She graduated from Tracy High School.

On April 15, 1947, she was united in marriage to George Laleman at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. After the couple’s marriage, they farmed in Stanley Township (near Cottonwood) until 1955. Then the couple farmed near Milroy until 1966 and then moved to Marshall. Alice was also a school crossing guard for seven years.

Alice passed away at the Morningside Heights Health Care Center on Tuesday, November 30, 2004. She had reached the age of 76 years, 11 months and 5 days.

She is survived by her husband, George, of Marshall; three children, Geraldine (and Merlyn) Steffen and Alan Laleman, of Lucan, and Susan (and Jeffery) Enstad, of Willmar; four grandchildren, Rhonda (and James) Pohlen, Ronald and Ryan Steffen, and Spencer and Marin Enstad; two great-grandchildren, Ella and Jada Pohlen; and eight siblings, Leonard (and Rosella) Lanoue, of Tracy, Adeline Muelebroeke, of Marshall, Agnes (and Gene) Thooft, of Tyler, George (and Mary) Lanoue, of Milroy, Robert Lanoue, of Mora, Vincent Lanoue, of Tracy, Arlene McCoy, of Fairmont and Ernest Lanoue, of Ivanhoe.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Joseph and Dennis.

Alice was a wonderful farm woman. She loved sewing, crafts, needlepoint, and gardening in the summer. Other enjoyments in life included visiting with her family and children, and watching her grandchildren grow up. She enjoyed traveling the U.S. on bus tours with George. They went on twenty tours together including Hawaii, Alaska, Nova Scotia and Canada.

She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, in Marshall at the time of her death.