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Obituaries from the week of August 20, 2008

Evelyn Schaar, 95
Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at the United Methodist Church in Lamberton, MN for Evelyn Della (Kolander) Schaar, age 95 of Lamberton, MN. The Clergy was Pastor Theodora K. Hall.
Evelyn Della Schaar was born August 25, 1912 near Lakefield, the daughter of Emil and Erna (Bauer) Kolander. She was baptized on September 15, 1912 and confirmed on March 28, 1926 at the Delafield Church in Lakefield, MN.
She was united in marriage to Arnold (Pete) Schaar on April 4, 1931 at the Delafield Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lamberton where she participated with teaching Sunday School and Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Lamberton Reading Club.
Evelyn enjoyed playing and teaching Bridge, loved to knit - making sure every family member had an afghan, spending many years at Lake Florida near Spicer, wintering in Arizona, and especially loved her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Evelyn died on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at the Valley View Manor Care Center in Lamberton at the age of 95 years.
She is survived by 2 children - Gary and wife Barbara Schaar of Walnut Grove and Linda and husband Brian Kosel of Owatonna; a son-in-law - Paul Bouchard of Florida; 9 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren; a sister - Vernetta (Sue) Butler of Lamberton; and friend Marvin Beaver of Missouri.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband - Arnold on August 31, 1986; a son - Merton Schaar; a daughter - Lorean (Schaar) Bouchard; a daughter-in-law - Mardelle Schaar; 5 sisters, and 2 brothers.
Interment was at the Lamberton Cemetery. Arrangements were with the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton, MN. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at Memorials are perfered to the Redwood Hospice, Parkinson Society, or the American Heart Association.

Walter Buzzell
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2008 for Walter Buzzell. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Tracy Alliance Church, 311 Front Street, Tracy.

Warren Nelson, 82
A memorial service was held Saturday, August 16, 2008 at Sillerud Lutheran Church in Balaton for Warren “Arty” Arthur Nelson. Rev. Steven Quist officiated. Organist was Don Swanjord with special music by Bruce Drackley.
Arty Nelson was born on April 7, 1926 in Tyler, Minnesota to John and Vendal Vieman Nelson.  He grew up on the family farm and attended country school.  On October 29, 1950 Arty enlisted in the United States Army and served in Germany.
On June 22, 1951 he and Patricia Ann Moat were married at her parents home.  Following his discharge on October 6, 1952 they returned to the family farm in Ellsborough Township, where they farmed and raised their three children. 
In 1988, they moved to Slayton and Arty worked at Finley Engineering in Slayton as the maintenance man for 16 years.  Arty also helped his son, Jerry on the farm. 
Arty passed away on August 13, 2008 at his home in Slayton at the age of 82.  He was a member of Sillerud Lutheran Church in rural Balaton, MN.  Arty served as Chairman of the Board at Atena Church in Ruthton, MN.  He also was a member of the Slayton American Legion Post #64.  Arty was known in Murray County as Mr. Fix-it.   Arty’s pride and joy were his grandsons and his flower garden.  Arty enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, fixing and repairing things, mowing lawn and farming.   
Survivors include his wife, Pat Nelson of Slayton, MN, three children and their spouses, Judy and Bruce Gellerman of Prior Lake, MN, Jeff and Lynn Nelson of Fulda, MN, and Jerry and Chris Nelson of Balaton, MN, two grandsons, Justin Nelson and Cody Nelson, four sisters, Helen Bailey of Camden, NJ, Edna Nothem of Canby, MN, Marie Mortland of Marshall, MN, and Alice Olson and her husband, Robert of North Platt, NE. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, two infant sisters, one infant brother, three brothers, Herb, Rueben, and Charles Nelson, and two sisters, Hilda Nelson and Selma Nelson.
Interment is at Sillerud Lutheran Cemetery, rural Balaton, MN. Military honors accorded by the Slayton American Legion Post # 64. 
Memorials preferred to Our House Hospice of Murray County.  Sign online guestbook at 

Jerome Silver, 72
Born on August 27, 1935, in Tracy, MN, Jereome Lee Silver passed away on August 3, 2008, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease in Carmichael, Calif., at the age of 72.
Beloved husband of 50 years to C.J. Thomas. He will be greatly missed by his four sons Barry and wife Cynthia, Anthony, Christopher and wife September, Daniel and wife Ann; grandchildren Noelle, Sean, Colin, and Ryan Silver along with Shane Gidlund.
He is survived by sisters Constance Silver and Patricia Minsenti and her husband Jack; brothers James Silver, his wife Regina, Donald Silver and his wife Phyllis.
Preceded in death by his parents Bernard Silver and Nora Bustad. Jerome started Remington Rand in 1958 and retired from Unisys in 1991. Services were held at St. Clare Catholic Church, 1950 Junction Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747, on Thursday, August 7, 2008.

Liam McKinney, 25
Liam Kevin McKinney, age 25 of Superior, Wisconsin, formerly of Walnut Grove passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2008 in Superior, Wisconsin. 
Liam was born January 4, 1983 in Oxnard California to parents Joel Kevin McKinney of Walnut Grove and Valerie Sue (Knox) Sobrack of Fairfax. 
Liam is survived by his wife Megan (Wahto) McKinney of Superior, Wisconsin and his unborn child.  He is also survived by both parents, three grandparents, brother Justin McKinney of Russell and sister Erin Schenk of Marshall.
Liam was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather John Gordon McKinney.  
Liam had a smile that would light up a room and will be deeply missed by his wife, family and friends. He loved a wide range of music, was an intelligent writer who also loved to draw and had many, many friends.  
Interment will be in the North Hero Cemetery, located two miles north of Walnut Grove. 
A public memorial will be held Saturday, August 23 at the Marshall, MN Armory from 1-4 p.m.   Arrangements are with the Walnut Grove Funeral Home.   Email condolences may be sent via: www.walnutgrove