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Obituaries from the week of March 12, 2008

Lois Elliott, 86
Lois G. Elliott age 86 of Tracy passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at Birchwood Hospice in Hutchinson. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15th at the Presbyterian Church in Tracy. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Interment is in the Tracy Cemetery. Email condolences may be sent via The Tracy Area Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Lois G. Elliott was born August 15, 1921 in Milroy, Minnesota to Earl and Ethel Mitcheltree. She was raised in the Milroy and Tracy area and graduated from Tracy High School in 1939.
Lois married Leonard Elliott on April 9, 1945. They lived in Minneota and Tracy until moving to the farm near Balaton where they farmed for 25 years. They then moved to Tracy where she was still residing until recently when she was in Hospice at her daughter’s home and then moved to Birchwood Hospice House in Hutchinson where she passed away. Lois was an active member of the Presbyterian Church in Tracy for many years. She loved crocheting, sewing, gardening, quilting, spending time with her 6 great-grandchildren, 4 grandchildren and most of all having the coffee pot on when her friends and family stopped by.
Lois is survived by her 2 children, Bob (Jean) Elliott of Hutchinson and Bettie (Greg DeWitte) Palmer of Hutchinson; 4 grandchildren: Jennie (Jason) Stutsman of Winsted, Natasha (Ernst) Freyer of Burnsville, Jess (Nikki) Elliott of Savage, Nikki (Todd) Matheson of Winsted; 6 great-grandchildren: Isabelle, Kyleigh, Emma, Porter, Jack, Sam; and numerous other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband Leonard in 1979; infant daughter Darlene; her parents; and her brother Ausby Mitcheltree. She will be forever in our hearts as a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Nellie Snobl, 86
Nellie Snobl, age 86, of rural Mahnomen, Minnesota, died Thursday, March 6, 2008 at her home. 
Nellie is survived by five sons: James (Sharon) Sims of Thief River Falls, MN, Daniel (Mary) Snobl of Tracy, MN, John (Barbara) of Bagley, MN, Jerry (Linda)  Snobl of Dixon, MO, and Douglas (Marlee) of Fisher, MN; two daughters, Carol (Ricky) Locker of Hot Springs, AR, and Dixie (Bill) Johnson of Anaconda, MT; 28 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and one sister, Ceceil Small of Hot Springs, AR.
Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at First Lutheran Church in Mahnomen.    Interment will take place in Hot Springs, AR. 
Arrangements entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen, MN. Online guestbook:

Mildred Saxton, 89
Funeral services for Mildred M. Saxton, 89, of Garvin were held Monday, March 10 at Garvin Congregation Church in Garvin.
Mildred Minnie Saxton was born April 28, 1918 to Henry R. and Emma (Nieland) Snyder on the family farm in Clifton Township, Lyon County, MN. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and attended Country School District #28. Millie then attended Marshall High School, graduating in 1935. As a young woman she worked in the ASCS office and then for the Lyon County Co-op Oil Company, as a bookkeeper, in Marshall, MN.
On November 3, 1945 Mildred married Delmar Saxton at the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church in Walnut Grove, MN. They made their home on a farm south of Garvin, near Lake Shetek, until 1982 when they retired and moved into Garvin. In June of 2005 Millie became a resident of the Tracy Nursing Home and in December of 2006 she moved into Prairie View Healthcare Center.
Millie was a member of the Garvin Congregational Church where she was very active in the churches women’s groups, serving as treasurer for the Women’s Fellowship for many years and as a Deaconess in the church. She also served as treasurer for the Garvin American Legion Auxiliary, was a member of the Degree of Honor Lodge and was part of a Bunko Club. Millie enjoyed playing cards, gardening, and crafts. She will be greatly missed by her family for her wonderful baking.
On Friday, March 7, 2008 Millie died at the Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy at the age of 89.
Millie is survived by her one step-son, Jerry (Carol) Saxton of Randall, MN; four step-daughters, Lois (Wayne) Elliott of Shakopee, MN; Norma (Dick) Baird of Crystal, MN, Valerie Barwin of Crystal, MN and Hazel Petit of Tracy, MN; one step-daughter-in-law, Peggy Saxton of Tracy, MN; one step-son-in-law, Wayne Elliott of Shakopee, MN; seventeen grandchildren; thirty one great grandchildren; fifteen great-great grandchildren; one brother, Warren (Dorothy) Snyder of Paynesville, MN; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her husband, Delmar, parents, one step-son, Delmer Saxton Jr., two step-sons-in-law, Robert Barwin and Doug Petit, four brothers, and one sister preceded her in death.
Burial was in the Hoiland Cemetery in rural Garvin. The Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handled the arrangements.