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Obituaries from the week of April 20, 2005

Myrtle E. Almjeld, 93

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 15, 2005 for Myrtle Almjeld at Tracy Lutheran Church. Reverend Stephen Olson and Reverend Gary Gabel officiated. Soloist was Joe McPherson with Richard Stelter as organist.

Casket bearers were Terry Renken, Charles Sand, Thomas Sand, Leon Sand, Steven Sand and Glen Withrow.

Myrtle Elvina Almjeld was born March 24, 1912 to Nels and Tilda (Ronning) Sand on a farm northeast of Florence, MN, Lyon County. She was baptized April 28, 1912 and confirmed June 12, 1927 both at Opdal Lutheran Church in Florence. Myrtle attended country school and then attended Nettleton Business School in Sioux Falls, SD for two years.

On May 23, 1933 Myrtle married Clifford Almjeld at the Peace Lutheran Church in Ruthton, MN. They made their home on a farm near Garvin, MN and in 1958 moved to Salem, SD. In 1964 they moved to Tracy, MN and lived there until 1985 when she moved to Marshall, MN. In 1992 she moved to Lexington, KY to live with her son and in 2002 they moved back to Marshall.

Myrtle was a housewife and homemaker her whole life and enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing and crocheting. Over the years Myrtle was a member of the Lutheran churches in each of the communities that she lived in. She was also active in church circles and other women’s groups in each church.

On April 12, 2005 Myrtle died at her home in Marshall at the age of 93.

Myrtle is survived by one son, Maynard Almjeld of Marshall, MN; one granddaughter, Jennifer Almjeld of Bowling Green, OH; two sister-in-laws, Lois Sand of Edina, MN and Dorothy Sand of Russell, MN; several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, Clifford, three brothers, Sidney, Norman and Donald, four sisters, Edna, Orla, Nina and Deloris and several infant siblings preceded her in death.

Burial was in the Hoiland Cemetery, Tracy, MN with the Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling the arrangements.

Edward Barnes, 90

Funeral services for Edward R. Barnes, age 90, of Storm Lake, Iowa, and formerly of the Sheldon area, who passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake, Iowa were held on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 11:00 A.M., from the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa, with the Rev. Mark Youngquist officiating. Burial was in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa.

Edward Richard Barnes, the son of Peter E. and Mae Margaret (Hienes) Barnes, was born September 18, 1914 in Marshall, MN. He received his education in a country school near George, IA and later graduated from the George High School on May 29, 1932.

On February 27, 1935, he was united in marriage to Emma Hollander in George, IA. The couple lived in Matlock, Iowa from 1937 until 1942, when they moved to a farm near, Balaton, MN, where they farmed until moving to Tracy, MN. The couple moved to Sheldon, Iowa in 1957. The couple remained in Sheldon until moving to Storm Lake, Iowa in August of 1996. His wife preceded him in death on December 7, 1996 in Storm Lake. The last several years, Ed has been a resident of the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake.

He passed away at the manor on Saturday, April 9, 2005, reaching the age of 90 years, 6 months and 21 days.

Ed is survived by his four children, LaDonn her husband, David Evans of Lake Forrest, CA; Norman and his wife, MaryAnn Barnes of Fort Lupton, CO; Judy and her husband, Gary Randall of Storm Lake, IA; Douglas and his wife, Judy Barnes of Dallas, TX; also 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a granddaughter, Teri Barnes; his parents; three brothers and two sisters.

The Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.

John P. Glaser, 92

Services for John P. Glaser, 92, of Tracy will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, with a rosary at 4:45 p.m. and prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation continues at the funeral home Satuday morning, beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Tracy.

He died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at Tracy Area Medical Services.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

Archie Mottinger, 90

Services will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Tracy, MN for Archie Mottinger. Interment will follow the service with Military Honors.

Archie Mottinger, 90 years old, of Bremerton, WA died Apr. 7, 2005 of congestive heart failure.

He was born September 21, 1914 in Custer County, NE to E.H. and Minnie (Rose) Mottinger. The family moved to Lucan, MN in 1915 where he attended public school.

Mr. Mottinger served in the Army Combat Engineers and was stationed at Fort Lewis, WA from 1943 to November of 1945. After his discharge he worked for the City of Tracy, MN from 1945 to September of 1950. At that time he moved to Bremerton, WA. He found employment in the Bremerton Navel Shipyard, and later went to work for the City of Bremerton, Department of Public Works. He retired in 1987, after 30 years, working himself up to City Street Superintendent.

Mr. Mottinger had many friends and always had a story to tell. He enjoyed horses, hunting, fishing and golf.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters, his wife Jean, and his son Vance.

Survivors include a sister Margarette (Marge) Zachow of St. Paul, MN his companion of 17 years, Sandy Anderson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

At his request there will be no funeral in Washington. Cremation is under the direction of Miller-Woodlawn Funeral Home in Bremerton. Interment will be at the Tracy Cemetery in Tracy, MN. The Tracy American Legion Post Honor Guard will serve. Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association.