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Obituaries from the week of November 8, 2006


Herbert Dahl, 75

Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at the Tracy Lutheran Church for Herbert H. Dahl.

Herbert Henry Dahl was born August 3, 1931 to Henry and Anna (Knutson) Dahl on the family farm in Shetek Township, Murray County, MN. He was baptized and confirmed in the Willow Lake Lutheran Church and attended Country School District #47. Herb then attended Tracy High School and graduated in 1949, after which, he began farming with his father. In 1951 Herb was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years before his Honorable Discharge in 1953. He returned to the family farm in Shetek Township and along with his brother, Ronnie, they have farmed the family land for over 100 years.

While on vacation in East Glacier Park on July 4, 1994, Herb met Gail I. Schur and they were married on August 25, 2001 in Bigfork, MT. They have made their home on the family farm ever since. Herb was a life long member of the Willow Lake Lutheran Church and recently, after it’s closing, became a member of the Tracy Lutheran Church in Tracy, MN. Over the years he has served on the Willow Lake Lutheran Church Council, Shetek Township Board and was a current member of the Generation Pork Board. He was also a member of the Tracy Lions Club and was a 50 year member of the Tracy American Legion.

Herb enjoyed working on and refurbishing old tractors, woodworking, hunting and fishing. He was very interested in conservation of the land and planted many trees over the years. Herb also loved traveling and camping.

Recently Herb became a patient at Tracy Area Medical Center where he died Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at the age of 75.

Herb is survived by his wife, Gail Dahl of Currie, MN; two step-daughters, Robben (Al) Leingang of Mandan, ND and Cathy (Jim) Faulkerson of Las Vegas, NV; four step-sons, Patrick (Renee) Schur of Whitefish, MT, Matthew Schur of Helena, MT, Christopher (Lolita) Rolland of Las Vegas, NV and Clint (LeAnn) Rolland of Lima, OH; 16 step grandchildren; two sisters, Carol (Gerald) Thor of Waseca, MN and Muriel (Loren) Richardson of Tracy, MN; one brother, Ronnie (Carol) Dahl of Currie, MN; one brother-in-law, Rolland Moore of Loveland, CO; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His parents, one sister, Lillian Moore and twin nieces, Linda and Nancy preceded him in death.

Interment was at the Willow Lake Lutheran Cemetery, rural Tracy with the Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling the arrangements.


Leota Satter, 96

Funeral services for Leota Satter age 96 of Revere are Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, rural Walnut Grove. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 5 to 7 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home and will continue at the church one hour prior to services on Thursday. Leota died Sunday at the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall, MN. The Walnut Grove Funeral Home in Walnut Grove, MN is in charge of arrangements.

Leota Lucille Satter was born on November 18, 1909 to Forrest and Jessie (Nichols) Sawyer in Revere, Minnesota. She graduated from Lamberton High School in 1927. Leota attended Winona State University and later began teaching. On June 30, 1936 Leota was united in marriage to Russel T. Satter near Mille Lacs, MN. Russel was superintendent of Walnut Grove Schools. Upon his retirement the couple moved to a farm south of Revere.

Leota was a member of English Lutheran in Walnut Grove and after moving to the farm she was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Leota was a member of the bridge club, birthday club and St. Olaf Ladies Aid. She enjoyed playing bridge, sewing and dancing.

Leota is survived by her children: Lucas (Charlene) Satter of Revere, MN and Vonne Clauson of Minneapolis, MN; and daughter-in-law Norma Satter of Madison, WI; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Larry and brother Earl.


Edward Krieg, 92

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 30, 2006 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Tracy, MN for Edward F. Krieg.

Edward Frederick Krieg was born August 24, 1914 to Reinhold C. and Emelia E. (Vielhabor) Krieg in Chokio, Stevens County, MN. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at the Lutheran church in Johnson, MN. Eddie attended country school and then high school at the Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, graduating in 1930. He then attended Concordia College in St. Paul, MN for two years and then Mankato Commercial College in Mankato, MN for two more.

On April 29, 1937 Eddie married Lanita J. Uetzmann in Gibbon, MN and they made their home in Tracy, MN. After college Eddie started working for Art Ruthenbeck as a parts man and in 1940 he bought into the I-H farm equipment business. He operated the business, Ruthenbeck and Krieg, in Tracy until 1985 when he retired.

Eddie was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Tracy and was very active in his community over the years. He had been active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Clubs in Tracy, Brookings, SD and Slayton, MN and the Lions Club of Tracy. Eddie served as President of the Tracy Area Chamber of Commerce for more then one term, on the Lyon County Fair Board, Minnesota-Dakota Farm Equipment Association from 1940 until 1985 and was a past President of the Minnesota Special Events Committee in Mesa, AZ from 1988 to 1992. He enjoyed playing golf and traveling and his family will always remember him for his letter writing.

Several years ago Eddie and his wife moved into the O’Brien Court Apartments in Tracy and in September of 2006 he became a resident of the Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy, where he died Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at the age of 92.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Lanita Krieg of Tracy, MN; one daughter, Geraldine (Roger) Jensen of Slayton, MN; two sons, E. William (Claudia) Krieg of Scottsdale, AZ and Kenneth R. Krieg of Albert Lea, MN; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lorraine Low of Austin, MN; nieces and nephews.

His parents, daughter-in-law, Irene, one brother and three sisters preceded him in death.

Interment was at the Tracy City Cemetery with the Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling the arrangements.


Donna Weedman, 83

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 6, 2006 at Tracy United Methodist Church for Donna L. Weedman.

Donna Louise Weedman was born October 17, 1923 to John and Lena (Pryor) Wreath in Tracy, MN, Lyon County. She was baptized on June 7, 1942 and later confirmed at the Tracy United Methodist Church. Donna lived with her family in Tracy and then as a young girl moved with her family to a farm in the Amiret area. She attended Tracy Public Schools.

On December 14, 1940 Donna married Elmer Weedman in Walnut Grove, MN and they made their home on a farm in the Amiret area. Over the years they lived on several farms in the Tracy and Amiret areas. After Elmer retired they moved into Tracy where they have lived since. Donna was a homemaker and mother to her family, as well as, working on the farm with her husband. She was a member of the Tracy United Methodist Church and in the past had been active in the church women’s organizations. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking and spending time with her family.

Recently poor health caused Donna to enter Tracy Area Medical Services where she died Friday, November 3, 2006 at the age of 83.

Donna is survived by her husband, Elmer Weedman of Tracy, MN; two daughters, Pat Marks of Marshall, MN and Peg (Gary) Stock of Montevideo, MN; four sons, Dick (friend, Carolyn King) Weedman of Lamberton, MN, Earl Weedman of Tracy, MN, David (Joanne Corbett) Weedman and Todd (friend, Sandy Bonomo) Weedman, both of Middlebury, VT; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Queen (Jack) Freedlam of Pueblo, CO and Dorothy “Midge” (Don) Keele of MO; two brothers, John “Shorty” Wreath of Balaton, MN and Roger (Janet) Wreath of Springfield, MO; two sister-in-laws, Phyllis Wreath of Ravenna, MI and Minnie Wreath of Mankato, MN; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents, one daughter, Diane, one daughter-in-law, Grace, one sister, Doris and her husband Ed Warren, four brothers, William, Wallace “Bud”, Walt and James “Pat”, and one sister-in-law, Rusty Wreath, preceded her in death.

Interment was at the Walnut Grove City Cemetery, Walnut Grove, MN with the Almlie Funeral Home handling the arrangements.