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Obituaries from the week of Sept. 1, 2010

Archie Embree, 79

Archie Francis Embree, 79, of Lebanon, OR passed away Thursday, August 26, 2010 with his wife of 53 years by his side.

He was born in Granite Falls, Minnesota to Frank and Alice (Brecke) Embree. At the age of 27, he married Marlys Joan Pederson. The two lived in Minnesota where they had five beautiful children, Lynnette, Bonny, Melanie, Marilyn, and John.

In 1975, Archie and his family moved to the Northwest to settle in Lebanon, Oregon. He worked as a mechanic until he retired at the age of 62.

He enjoyed carpentry, photography, and spending time with his family.  He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was a devoted husband, and a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Mr. Embree is survived by his three siblings; Shirley of Walnut Grove, Minnesota, Alan of Springfield, Minnesota, Mervyn of Lamberton, Minnesota, five children, nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. He will be loved, missed, and remembered by all those who’s lives he has touched.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Delores and brother Randy.

 “Life is not measured by the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away” - Author Unknown.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. <>  


Amee L. Thiel, 17

Amee Lee Thiel, our beautiful daughter, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010 at her home in Henderson from a fire.

Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 4, 2010 at Hilltop United Methodist Church, Mankato.  Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Friday at Mankato Mortuary and will continue one hour before service at church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred.

Amee was born August 10, 1993 to Larry and Marie (Wanke) Thiel in Waconia, MN. She was currently a senior in high school.  Amee was involved with the Tracy High School Choir, loved to model, and had a huge love for children and animals.  Amee had a huge fascination with monkeys.  She enjoyed life to the fullest and loved to be with her family and friends.  She was especially excited when she got her license and her first car.  Amee enjoyed laughing and had a smile that would light up the world!  She was planning on being an OBGYN Nurse after high school.  Even though Amee lived a short 17 years and 19 days she has touched the lives of so many people with her loving spirit!

Amee is survived by her father, Larry Thiel of Henderson; mother, Marie Drake and step-father, Tim of Mankato; sister, Nicole (Mario) Rendon of Winthrop; brothers, Dustin Kohman of Chaska and Michael Drake of Mankato; grandmother, Joyce Wanke of Mankato; step-grandmother, Ardys Drake of Tracy; three step-brothers in Marshall; and many many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Amee was preceded in death by her brother, Adam Thiel; sister, Natasha Kohman; grandparents, Melvin Wanke, Lee and Francis Thiel.