Alice Stone, 83
Funeral services were held Monday, March 17, 2008
at the Presbyterian Church in Tracy, MN for Alice
Alice Jean Stone was born October 4, 1924 to George
and Bertha (Finrud) Howe in Tracy, MN. She was baptized
and confirmed in the Christian faith and attended
Tracy Public Schools, graduating, as an honor student,
from Tracy High School in 1942. She was chosen Miss
Tracy of 1942 and crowned by Governor Harold Stassen.
As a young woman she was employed as a secretary
for the Tracy Produce Company until 1946.
On February 24, 1946 Alice married Galend Stone
in Tracy and they made their home in Tracy. While
in Tracy she was a member of the American Legion
Auxiliary, serving as secretary. Alice was also
a member of the Order of Eastern Star, a Brownie
Scout Leader and was active in various church activities.
In 1957 they moved to Redwood Falls, MN where she
continued to take an active role in her children’s
activities in church, scouting and Jobs Daughters.
Alice also worked part time at an accounting firm.
They moved to Rochester, MN in 1965 and Alice went
to work for the Weich-Selbaum & Associates,
Architectural firm, where she remained until her
retirement in 1980.
In 1987 Alice and her husband moved back to their
Lake Shetek home near Tracy, where she continued
to enjoy her hobbies of fishing, walking, reading,
golfing and entertaining her family as often as
she could. Alice was a member of the Tracy Presbyterian
Alice and her husband moved into Tracy’s O’Brien
Court Apartments in September of 2006 and in December
of 2007 Alice became a resident of the Good Samaritan
Home in Pipestone, MN where she died Wednesday,
March 12, 2008 at the age of 83.
Alice is survived by her one son, Bill (Sue) Stone
of Pipestone, MN; two daughters, Connie (Byron)
Howard of Vancouver, WA and Gayla Stier of Grand
Meadow, MN; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren;
one sister, Ardis Peterson of Rochester, MN; one
sister-in-law, Dorothy Howe of Manly, IA; nieces
Her husband, Galend, parents, one brother, Clarence
Howe and one brother-in-law, Lee Peterson preceded
her in death.
Interment was at the Tracy City Cemetery with the
Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handled the arrangements.
Online condolences may be placed at www.almliefh.com.
Clifford Nelson, 82
Clifford N. Nelson age 82 of Tracy, MN died Thursday,
March 13, 2008 at the Avera-McKennen Hospital in
Sioux Falls, SD. Services were held on Monday, March
17, 2008 at the Tracy Lutheran Church in Tracy,
MN for Clifford N. Nelson
Clifford Nathan Nelson was born April 30, 1925 to
Martin and Hazel (Anderson) Nelson in Tracy, MN,
Lyon County. He was baptized and confirmed in the
Hoiland Lutheran Church and grew up on a farm near
Garvin, MN. Clifford attended country school and
later, Tracy High School, graduating in 1943. As
a young man he farmed with his family.
On September 6, 1957 Clifford married Laurel Mickelson
at the Willow Lake Lutheran Church south of Tracy
and they made their home on a farm south of Garvin,
MN. Clifford farmed until his retirement and moved
He was a member of the Tracy Lutheran Church where
he had been active for many years, serving as president
of the Lutheran Brotherhood Fellowship, as member
of the board of trustees, the board of Deacons,
and usher for many years. He enjoyed following his
children’s activities and high school sports,
Minnesota Twins baseball, Vikings football, playing
cards and sharing coffee with friends.
On Thursday, March 13, 2008 Clifford died, surrounded
by his loving family, at the Avera-McKennen Hospital
in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 82.
Clifford is survived by his three sons, Tracy (Julie)
Nelson of Farmington, MN, Torre (Denise) Nelson
and Monte (Jerilyn) Nelson, both of Apple Valley,
MN; two daughters, Jill (Tom) Hollingsworth of Benson,
MN and Mary (Jerry) Entinger of Brandon, SD; fourteen
grandchildren; one great granddaughter, Hailey Gladis;
one sister, Sylvia Moline of Slayton, MN; one brother,
Neil (Sharon) Nelson of Urbana, OH; two brothers-in-law,
Charles Swan of Slayton, MN and Richard Light of
Baxter, MN; nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents, one brother, Milo Nelson, two sisters,
Eunice Swan and LaVaughn Light, and one brother-in-law,
Vincent Moline preceded him in death.
Interment was at the Hoiland Cemetery. The Almlie
Funeral Home of Tracy handled the arrangements.
Online condolences may be placed at www.almliefh.com.
Keith Stanton, 82
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, March
25, 2008 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic
Church in Currie, MN for Keith Stanton.
Keith LaVerne Stanton was born November 9, 1925
to Henry Fleet and Sarah Kathryn (Tifft) Stanton
in Huron, SD. He attended Huron Public Schools and
graduated from Huron High School in 1943. Keith
then enlisted in the U. S. Navy and attended Signal
School at the University of Chicago. He was assigned
to Armed Guard Pacific and served aboard the SS
Pampero and the AV Cape St. Elias. He received his
honorable discharge, at the rank of Signalman 3rd
Class, in March of 1946 and returned home.
Keith then attended college, graduating from Valley
City State Teachers College in 1950. He then taught
school in Cave Junction, OR; Palmer, AK; Huron,
SD and Tracy, MN. He taught in Tracy from 1957 until
his retirement in June of 1990.
On June 6, 1953 Keith married Lillian Jeanne Pommier
at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Palmer,
AK where they made their home until 1955, when they
moved to Huron, SD and then Tracy. In 1961 the family
moved to South Bend, IN for one year prior to returning
to Tracy. Keith also did graduate studies at Colorado
University, Mankato State College, Illinois Institute
of Technology and Notre Dame University.
Keith was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic
Church in Tracy, serving over the years as president
of the Holy Name Society, as a lector, CCD teacher,
Eucharistic Minister to the nursing homes, and was
a past member of the Knights of Columbus. He served
two terms on the Tracy city council, was chairman
of the Lyon County DFL for five years, and was a
charter member of the Tracy Ambulance Service. He
was also a Tax-Aide Consultant for several years,
active in the Tracy Community Theatre, a member
of the Tracy Kiwanis, Tracy American Legion, Tracy
VFW, and the Sons of the American Revolution. Keith
also was involved in education through many organizations,
such as, both the National and Minnesota Councils
for Teachers of Mathematics, both the National and
Minnesota Education Association, the Southwest Minnesota
Mathematics Teachers Association and the Tracy Education
On Saturday, March 22, 2008 Keith died, surrounded
by his loving family, at his home in Tracy at the
age of 82.
Keith is survived by his wife, L. Jeanne Stanton
of Tracy, MN; six daughters, Michelle Stanton of
Rochester, MN, Toni Stanton and John Smetzer of
Colorado Springs, CO, Brenda (John) Barnick of Shoreview,
MN, Meredith (Eric) Vaselaar of Adrian, MN, Jamie
(Daniel) Moloney of Eagan, MN and Heather (Paul)
Patillo of Virginia Beach, VA; two sons, Conan (Monica)
Stanton of Minnetonka, MN and Marshall (Dods) Stanton
of Sugarland, TX; seventeen grandchildren, Jordan
and Cody Smetzer, Adam and Jacob Strouf, Hannah
Barden, Aaron and Isaac Stanton, Eldon, Samantha
and Rona Vaselaar, Cassie Schwingle, Davin, Shaela
and Kyla Moloney, Jordanna Espanola, and Dayne and
Annika Patillo; three great grandchildren, Ethen
Strouf, and Leilianna and Adeline Barden; one sister,
Vivian Bristow of Canyon Country, CA; one brother,
David Stanton of Pittsburgh, PA; nieces, nephews
and a host of friends.
His parents and one brother, Fleet Stanton, preceded
him in death.
Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery in Currie
immediately following the service. The Almlie Funeral
Home of Tracy handled the arrangements. Online condolences
may be placed at www.almliefh.com