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Obituaries from the week of April 23, 2008

Harry Freeburg Jr., 92
Funeral services for Harry E. Freeburg were held at Lake Sarah Lutheran Church in Garvin, MN on Monday, April 21, 2008 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Charles Lindgren officiating.  The organist was Marge Lindgren with special music by Heath and Luke Radke. 
The pallbearers were grandchildren, Darin Kepler, Travis Lorenz, Amy Boleen, Matthew Freeburg, Mark Freeburg, Dan Braun, Adam Gerber, and Nathan Gerber. 
Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren, Jesse Freeburg, Paul Freeburg, David Freeburg, Brent Braun, Todd Lorenz, Troy Herding, and Paul Herding. 
Harry Freeburg was born on March 2, 1916 on a farm near Walnut Grove, Minnesota to Harry and Dorothea Berg Freeburg Sr.  He grew up on the family farm and attended Slayton High School.  In 1942 Harry enlisted in the United States Army.  Harry was stationed at Leyte Island in the Philippines then to Okinawa, Manila, Luzan Island and later in Korea.  He served with the 2nd Sound Locator Team. 
On December 30, 1942 he and Ethel Hendricksen were married in Brooklyn, NY.  Following his discharge in 1945 Harry and Ethel moved to the family farm in Lake Sarah Township.  Harry farmed and raised Charolais cattle. He also was office manager at the Murray County ASCS office and served on the Soil Conservation Board. 
Ethel passed away on December 15, 1990.  In 2003 Harry moved to the Westside Apartments in Slayton. 
In September 2005 Harry became a resident of the Golden Living Center-Slayton and passed away there on April 18, 2008 at the age of 92. 
He was a member of the Lake Sarah Lutheran Church in Garvin, MN and served on the church council.  Harry served as a Lake Sarah Township Supervisor.  He also was a member of the Tracy VFW Post and the Garvin American Legion Post.   Harry enjoyed spending time with his family, coffee time, farm sales, reading, and playing cards.
Survivors include his five children and their spouses; Barbara Mueller of Mankato, MN, Russell and Grace Freeburg of Garvin, MN, Bruce and Marge Freeburg, Beverly and Gary Lorenz, and Eileen and Bruce Gerber all of Slayton, MN; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Helen Sagmoen of Slayton, and Irene Reynolds of Weirsdale, FL, and two brother in-laws, Harvey Reynolds of Edgemont, SD, and Jack Brugger of Winona, MN.    
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, two grandsons, Kevin Kepler and Troy Lorenz, and three sisters, Genevieve Hobert, Delores Brugger, and Dorothy Mae Reynolds. 
Interment was at Slayton Memorial Gardens, Slayton, MN.  Military honors provided by the Tracy VFW Post and the Garvin American Legion Post.   The Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton handled the arrangements.
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Death Notice
Vergil Bauer of Westbrook, MN, formerly of Tracy, MN died Sunday, April 20, 2008 at the Sanford-Sioux Valley Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Services will be 11:00 AM Friday, April 25, 2008 at the Tracy Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy and continuing one hour prior to the service at the church in Tracy. Interment will be at the Tracy City Cemetery.
The Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be placed at