Lenny Carter, 86
Lenny (Henry Leonard) Carter, age 86 of Walnut Grove
passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2008 at the Sanford
Hospital in Tracy, MN. Funeral services were
held Thursday, July 3, 2008 at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Walnut Grove
Lenny (Henry Leonard) Carter was born to Charles
and Ada (Hahn) Carter on November 19, 1921 and grew
up on a farm southwest of Walnut Grove, MN.
He attended the Holly Country School District #15
until 8th grade and then finished high school in
Walnut Grove, graduating in 1939. Following
high school, he attended one year at the Tulsa Aircraft
Mechanic School. After mechanic school, Lenny
enlisted in the Navy, where he served as a tail-gunner
and machinist mate. He maintained and flew
on B-24 airplanes in the Pacific Theatre during
WWII, based in Africa. Lenny had a passion
for flying. He obtained his pilot’s
license, owned several different airplanes, and
gave airplane rides to anyone who asked. Lenny
also enjoyed fishing and went on many fishing trips.
After his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1946,
Lenny returned to Walnut Grove and farmed with his
brothers, Paul and Jim. They raised cattle,
corn, soybeans, and small grains. In later
years he farmed with Paul, Jim, and nephew Craig.
He also ran the township road grader for Holly Township
during the 60’s. He was a lifelong member
of Trinity Lutheran Church, and served as a past
President of the Council.
Lenny is survived by his sister Louise Malmberg
(Walnut Grove); sisters-in-law: Jeane Carter (Walnut
Grove) and Janice Carter (Tracy); and many nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents;
brothers: Paul, Charles, and James; infant sister
Marjorie; and brother-in-law Arthur Malmberg.
Lenny was known for his kind and giving spirit,
his willingness to offer a helping hand, and his
appreciation for family and friends. He will
Interment was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Email condolences may be sent via www.walnutgrovefuneralhome.
com. The Walnut Grove Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Dorothy Mathison, 76
Dorothy Clarice Mathison, 76, of Redwood Falls died
of cancer on Monday, June 30, 2008 at Seasons in
Redwood Falls. A memorial service will be held at
3 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at the Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Friends are invited
to join the family for luncheon following the memorial
Arrangements are with the Nelson-Martin Funeral
Service of Redwood Falls.
She was born on April 18, 1932 to Ilah (Miller)
and Benjamin Trout. She was the eighth of their
12 children. She married in 1955 and to this union
four children were born.
She is survived by her children: Mark (Beverly)
of Great Falls, Montana, Matthew of Lamberton, Luke
of Wabasso, and Rachelle (Philip) Graff of Comfrey;
and four grandchildren: Jael (Justin), Jesse, Danyette
(Fernando), and Tyler. Also surviving are her sisters,
Cathryn Pilaczynski of Canby, Oregon, Elsie Heacock
of Garretson, South Dakota, and Inez Siolkowski
of Minneapolis; her brothers, Lyle of Lamberton,
Dan of Wabasso, Henry of Willmar, and Roger of Brooklyn,
New York and Gordon of Wallkill, New
York; and many nieces and nephews. She was loved
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister,
and two brothers.
Dorothy had a very generous heart and she always
loved to help people. After she had raised her children
she worked for many elderly people as a caretaker.
Her interests were sewing, quilting, cooking, gardening
and crocheting. She loved to make quilts
for family and friends and also sent quilts to disaster
stricken areas. She had a kind heart and spirit
and she will be missed by everyone who knew her.
She had a strong faith in God and His Kingdom and
was unafraid to speak up about her faith. Her belief
in God’s promise of a paradise earth sustained
her through her illness and that strength kept her
Charles B. Marks, 96
Charles B. Marks, age 96 of Tracy passed away on
Monday, July 7, 2008 at Sanford Hospital in Tracy,
MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, July10, 2008 at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church in Tracy. Visitation will be 4:00 –
7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home
with a 4:00 p.m. CCW Rosary and a 6:30 p.m. prayer
service. Visitation will continue one hour prior
to services at the church on Thursday. Interment
is in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Email
condolences may be sent via www.tracyareafuneralhome.com.
The Tracy Area Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Charles B. Marks was born on November 9, 1911 to
Claude and Mary (Volden) Marks in Tracy, Minnesota.
He graduated from Tracy High School. Charles entered
the US Army in 1942 and was honorably discharged
in 1945. He served as a Sergeant and airplane mechanic
in India and China.
Charles was united in marriage to Pauline Polaschek
on December 31, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church in Tracy, MN. Charles worked for NSP for
over 40 years and retired in 1976. He was a member
of many service groups in the community.
He is survived by his wife Pauline, of 52 years;
daughter Mary (Wally) Fier; grandchildren: Monica
Fier, Jill Fier, Amy (Casey) Taylor; and sister
Eva Jo Peterson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Christopher,
sister Gladys, and brother George.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St.
Mary’s Church and School.
Donna Kelley, 76
Donna M. Kelley, age 76, of Marshall, passed away
on Monday, July 7, 2008 at the Prairie View Healthcare
Center in Tracy. Funeral Services are scheduled
for Saturday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at Wesley United
Methodist Church in Marshall. Visitation will be
held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service
on Saturday, at the church. Online condolences available
at the www.hamiltonfh.com
Donna Mae Minnick was born on September 17, 1931,
in Marshall, Minnesota, to Donald and Beula (Bamford)
Minnick. She was baptized and confirmed at Wesley
United Methodist Church in Marshall. She attended
and graduated from Owatonna High School. Donna worked
for a few years at the Weiner Memorial Hospital
as a dietician.
On December 27, 1956, Donna was united in marriage
to John Kelley at the Methodist Church in Marshall.
To this union, six children were born. She worked
the rest of her life as a wonderful homemaker and
housewife. She and John farmed near Marshall until
1970 and then they moved to town where John went
to work for SSU. They retired in 2000.
Donna enjoyed many pastimes such as fishing, hunting,
embroidery, sewing, baking, cooking, dancing, and
spending time with family and friends. She was also
a member of the Eagle’s Club.
Donna passed away at the age of 76 years, 9 months,
and 20 days.
Survivors include her husband, John “Jack”
Kelley of Marshall; four children, Deb (and Stuart
Palm) Myhre of Wisconsin, John Jr. (and Ann) Kelley
of Tracy, Cindy “Cookie” Kelley of Marshall,
and Amanda Kelley of Slayton; four grandchildren,
Shawn, Darin, Jennifer, and Timothy; great-grandchildren,
Brayden and Isaiah; brother, Dean (and Susie) Minnick
of Michigan; and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two