Heye Lamfers, 92
Heye B. Lamfers, age 92 of Tracy, formerly of Amiret,
passed away on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 at
the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. Mass of Christian
Burial was held on Monday, March 3rd at St. Mary’s
Catholic Church in Tracy.
Heye B. Lamfers was born September 8, 1915 in Mountain
Lake, Minnesota to Benjamin and Gazena (Schmidt)
Lamfers. He attended country school District 47
and 15 near Mountain Lake. He then attended one
year of high school in Mountain Lake.
After his schooling, Heye was united in marriage
to Virginia Lenertz on October 8, 1940 at St. Mary’s
Catholic Church in Tracy. Heye farmed all of his
life. The couple lived on his father’s farm
near Mountain Lake until 1943, when they moved to
a farm place near Amiret. They then moved north
of Tracy in 1949. Heye and Virginia moved back to
the Amiret area in 1951 where they resided until
2002. Heye retired from farming in 1977. The couple
moved to Tracy on August 3, 2002 where they have
Heye was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic
Church where he was a charter member of the Knights
of Columbus in 1953, and served on the Holy Name
Society. Heye was a township member of the ASC,
and was a member of the Tracy Ambulance Board. He
loved playing horseshoes, fishing, hunting and trapping.
He enjoyed going on bus tours, camping, dancing,
and playing cards – especially pinocle. Heye
also enjoyed his cats on the farm.
Heye is survived by his wife Virginia of 67 years;
son Mike Lamfers and his significant other Darles
Schwartz of Amiret; grandchildren: Stacy Lamfers-Holbrook
and husband Jay of St. Bonifacius, Christopher Heye
Lamfers of Currie, and Benjamin J. Lamfers of Currie;
great-grandchildren: Hannah, Will, and Ellie Holbrook,
JaRae and Skyla Heye Lamfers; sister Martha Lindquist
of St. James; sisters-in-law: Alita Lenertz and
Sally Lamfers; brother-in-law Pete Lenertz; and
numerous other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, infant son
Edwin Peter in 1943, infant grandson Joseph Lamfers,
grandson Willie Lamfers, brothers: John, Daniel
and Paul, and sisters: Hattie Bettin and Minnie
Interment was in the Amiret Cemetery. Email condolences
may be sent via www.tracyareafuneralhome.com. The
Tracy Area Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Evelyn Shoeman, 95
Funeral services were held on Saturday, February
23, 2008 at the Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy for
Evelyn M. Shoeman of Tracy.
Evelyn M. Shoeman was born May 23, 1912 to Dr. Don
and Vera (Edwards) Casselman in Tracy, MN. She was
baptized and confirmed in the Tracy Presbyterian
Church and attended Tracy Public Schools, graduating
from Tracy High School in 1929. She then attended
Mankato State Teachers College and the University
of Minnesota, where she graduated with a Bachelor
of Science degree in Education in 1933.
On April 17, 1937 Evelyn married Lawrence Shoeman
in Tracy, where they made their home for a short
time. After her husband’s return from military
service they then moved to Tucson, AZ where they
lived for eleven years. During that time Evelyn
attended graduate school at the University of Arizona
in Library Science. They returned to Tracy in the
late 1950’s so that Evelyn could care for
her mother, who was paralyzed in an accident.
Over the years Evelyn was very active in her church,
as a life long member of the Tracy Presbyterian
Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher and
a member of the Churches Women’s Association.
She also was active in her community, as a Girl
Scout Leader, member of the Order of the Eastern
Star-Virginia Chapter, member of the Daughters of
the American Revolution (DAR), and volunteered at
various libraries in the Tracy area. Evelyn enjoyed
antique collecting and spending time with her family.
In December of 2006 Evelyn became a resident of
the Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy, where
she died Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at the age of
Evelyn is survived by her one son, Don (Janice)
Shoeman of Tracy, MN; one daughter, Kathleen (Bill)
Ivatts of Sharon, MA; two granddaughters, Anna (Alberto)
Amezcua and Laura (Paul) Brinkman; three great grandchildren,
Rachel Evelyn and Rebekah Rose Brinkman and Rudolfo
J. Amezcua; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her husband, Lawrence, one infant daughter, parents,
and one sister, Genevieve Derrick preceded her in
Interment will be in the Spring of 2008 at the Tracy
City Cemetery. The Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy
handled the arrangements. Online condolences may
be placed at www.almliefh.com
Larry Anderson, 69
Larry R. Anderson, age 69, of Mitchell, SD died
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Avera McKennan Hospital.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 1, 2008
at Will Funeral Chapel in Mitchell, SD with burial
at Graceland Cemetery.
Larry R. Anderson, son of Harold and Marian (Irwin)
Anderson, was born February 5, 1939 in Mitchell,
SD. He attended a country school and later completed
11th grade in Mitchell.
Larry was united in marriage with Janice Huber on
June 4, 1960 in Alexandria, SD.
He entered the US Army on December 13, 1962 and
served during the Vietnam War in Thailand until
his honorable discharge on December 11, 1964 and
returned to Mitchell.
Larry worked at D&L Implement for several years.
Later he opened his own repair shop, Anderson Truck
Repair, on the West Side of Mitchell. He was then
a self employed gravel truck hauler until he retired
in 2005. After retirement, Larry enjoyed wood working,
camping, and spending time with family and friends.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife,
Janice Anderson, Mitchell, SD; three children, Steve
(Julie) Anderson, Mitchell, SD, Lori (Jeff) Alf,
Tracy, MN, Becky Anderson, Doland, SD; six grandchildren,
Dustin Schrank, Corsica, SD, Rob Schrank, Corsica,
SD, Matt Schrank, Mitchell, SD, Brandi Anderson,
Mitchell, SD, Kristi Anderson, Mitchell, SD, William
Alf, Tracy, MN; a brother, Bill (Verna) Anderson,
Mitchell, SD; a sister, Donna Van Overschelde, Mitchell,
SD; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Ronnie on November
19, 1998; his parents; two sisters, Darlene Koster
and Delores Hoffman
Norma Traen, 72
Services for Norma Traen, age 72, of Taunton, MN
were held Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at Sts. Cyril
& Methodius Catholic Church, Taunton. Rehkamp-Horvath
Funeral Services of Marshall handled the arrangements.
Norma Louise (Dardis) Traen was born on July 22,
1935, in Milroy to Charles and Gertrude (Molitor)
Dardis. She attended school and graduated from Tracy
High School in 1953. On June 18, 1960, Norma was
united in marriage to Raymond Joseph Traen at the
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Currie.
The couple made their home and raised their family
in Taunton. Norma worked for many years as a Licensed
Abstractor at Lyon County Abstract and Title in
Marshall. She was very active at Sts. Cyril &
Methodius Catholic Church in Taunton and served
in many capacities including as Secretary for the
CCW, Eucharistic Minister, Usher and on Parish Council.
Norma lead the rosary at the Minneota Manor and
volunteered for other organizations including Birthright,
One to One, 4-H and Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed
attending Senior College in Marshall. She also enjoyed
gardening, Extension, reading, cooking, spending
time with friends and family and travelling throughout
the United States and Ireland.
Norma died on Friday, February 29, 2008, near her
home in Taunton. She is survived by children Sharon
Traen (David Smith) of Maplewood, Betty (Tom) Swords
of St. Paul, Carol (Greg) Kimlinger of White Bear
Lake, Ken Traen of St. Paul and Michelle Traen of
St. Paul, grandchildren Patrick, Daniel and Lauren
Swords of St. Paul, Michael and Maria Kimlinger
of White Bear Lake, siblings Alita Lenertz of Tracy,
Nora (Bob) McCoy of Tracy, Linus (Theresa) Dardis
of Fulda, Norbert (Delores) Dardis of St. Joseph,
nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was
preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond,
brother Donald and infant brother, Charles.
Shirley Buzzell, 81
Shirley A. Buzzell age 81 of Tracy, MN died Thursday,
February 28, 2008 at the Augustana Apple Valley
Healthcare Center in Apple Valley, MN. Funeral services
were held today, Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at the
Tracy Lutheran Church in Tracy, MN.
Shirley Ann Buzzell was born March 8, 1926 to Alfred
F. and Ester (Thorson) Boline on a farm near Henning,
MN, Ottertail County. She was baptized and confirmed
in the Lutheran faith and attended Henning Public
Schools. Her family moved into Henning her senior
year, where she graduated from Henning High School
in 1944. Shirley then attended St. Luke’s
School of Nursing in Fargo, ND and she received
her degree in nursing in 1947. She moved to Minneapolis
soon after college and worked in Midway Hospital
in St. Paul, MN and several other twin cities hospitals.
On February 23, 1952 Shirley married Charles I.
Buzzell in Henning and they made their home in Tracy,
MN. Shirley worked in the Tracy Hospital and as
a substitute at the Tracy Clinic for a short time
and then stayed home to raise her three daughters.
Shirley was a member of the Tracy Lutheran Church,
where she had been active over the years as a Sunday
School Teacher and in her bible study, circle, other
women’s groups and quilting. She was also
a member of the Eastern Star, Prime Timer’s,
Investment Club, Luncheon Club and various Bridge
Clubs. She also served as a Campfire Girls Leader
for her daughters. Shirley also enjoyed playing
cards, crocheting, sewing, knitting, reading, and
was an avid Twins and Vikings fan.
In May of 2007 Shirley became a resident of the
Valley View Manor in Lamberton, MN before moving
to the Augustana Apple Valley Healthcare Center
in Apple Valley, MN in October of 2007, where she
died Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the age of 81.
Shirley is survived by her three daughters, Chris
(Marvin) Mickelson of West Fargo, ND, Pat (Steve)
Vickeman of Tracy, MN and Connie (Chuck) Hayes of
Woodbury, MN; six grandchildren, Amanda Mickelson,
Jason (Susan) Vickerman, Jessica (Greg) TeBrake,
Kari (Nick) Taintor, Meredith (Mike) Hayes Gordon
and Taylor Hayes; one great granddaughter, Anna
Vickerman; two brothers, Ralph Boline of Anoka,
MN and Jimmie Boline of Wausau, WI; two sisters-in-law,
Nancy Boline of Jacksonville, FL and Sharon Boline
of Wadena, MN; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her husband, Charles, parents, three brothers, Charles,
David and Donald and two sisters-in-law, Marlys
and Barb preceded her in death.
Interment was in the Tracy City Cemetery. The Almlie
Funeral Home of Tracy is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be placed at www.almliefh.com
Mildred Foster, 96
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February
26, 2008 at the Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy for
Mildred Foster, age 96 of Tracy.
Mildred Minnie Foster was born January 14, 1912
to George and Adelheid (Weber) Kosel on a farm near
Sanborn, MN, Redwood County. She was baptized and
confirmed in the Lutheran faith. At the age of five,
Mildred lost her hearing and attended school at
the Minnesota School for the Deaf in Faribault,
On July 12, 1934 Mildred married William J. Foster
at the Redman Farm, who were neighbors to his family
farm. They made their home on the Foster farm until
William’s death in 1982. Mildred then moved
to the Twin Circle Apartments in Tracy. In 1993
she bought a home in Tracy and lived there until
she became a resident of the Tracy Nursing Home
Mildred enjoyed sewing, embroidery and crocheting.
While on the farm she always raised ducks and geese
and also enjoyed gardening. Mildred was a member
of a group that consisted of other deaf individuals
from around southwestern Minnesota that met on a
In December of 2006 Mildred became a resident of
the Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy where
she died Friday, February 22, 2008 at the age of
Mildred is survived by her one son, John Foster
of Brooklyn Center, MN; two daughters, Min (Dick)
Verstraete of Anaconda, MT and Ely (Howie) Greenman
of Tracy, MN; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren;
three sisters, Alveda Myhre of Hawick, MN, Ellen
Glimpse of Moline, IL and Ila (Linus) Suess of Hector,
MN; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her parents, husband, William, daughter-in-law,
Lorna Foster, two brothers, Leonard and Herb, four
sisters, Dorothy, Lucinda, Henrietta and Ann, six
brothers-in-law, and one sister-in-law preceded
her in death.
Interment was at the Walnut Grove City Cemetery
with a luncheon following at the Twin Circle Apartments
social hall in Tracy. The Almlie Funeral Home of
Tracy handled the arrangements. Online condolences
may be placed at www.almliefh.com.