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August 08, 2012
WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Dr. Donald Hicks
Memorial services for Dr. Donald B. Hicks were held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Tracy United Methodist Church. Interment was in Tracy City Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.
Dr. Donald B. Hicks, 85, Tracy died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Sanford Hospital, Sioux Falls.
Donald Burgess Hicks was born October 3, 1926 in Tracy, MN to Thomas and Ethel (Burgess) Hicks. He was baptized and confirmed at Nettiewyynnt Church. Don attended grade school in Milroy and received his high school diploma from Pillsbury Academy in Owatonna in 1944. He attended SDSU and Iowa State University at Ames. Don received his veterinary degree in 1951.
He was united in marriage to Janet Strebel in Arlington, MN in 1952. Don started his practice in Tracy which he continued until 1974. On January 14, 1989, Don married Olga Mae Daniels at Tracy United Methodist Church. Don served as a State Veterinarian for the Minnesota Board of Animal Health until 1994, when he retired. Don earned title of Veterinarian of the Year. He was an official Veterinarian at the State Fair. He was a member of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association, South Dakota Veterinary Medical Reserve Officers Corps, Tracy school board, Tracy Fire Department, Tracy City Council, Tracy Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Marshall HAM Radio Club, volunteer driver for Western Community Action, an EMT with the Tracy ambulance service, active in the Tracy United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife Olga Mae; children: Tom Hicks, Grand Marais, MN, Sarah (Jim) Hicks, Minneapolis, MN, Mary (John) Trawick, La Mesa, CA, and Naomi (Mike) Schultz, Brook Park, MN; step children: Steven Daniels, Montevideo, MN and Laurel (Bob) Kindler, Albert Lea, MN; 5 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; and 4 step great-grandchildren; siblings: Jean Heller, St. Paul, Dave (Jeanne) Hicks, Tracy, and Ruth Anne (Richard) Doud, Amelia Island, FL; other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife Janet in 1986; granddaughter Janet Martha Schultz; sister Helen Johnson.
Funeral services for Hilda Tora Byers were held Friday, August 3, 2012 at Immanuel Baptist Church, Westbrook. Interment was in Westbrook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com.
Hilda,103, Westbrook died Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center.
Hilda Tora Byers, daughter of Mary (Noding) and David Engler Sr. was born March 4, 1909 in Rosehill Township. She attended country school. Hilda married Harvey Luverne Byers on January 30, 1929. To this union one daughter and three sons were born. They raised a nephew, Francis deFriess. Hilda and Harvey farmed east of Westbrook until Harvey was killed in a farm accident on November 30, 1959. Hilda accepted the Lord as her personal Savior in 1940, was baptized, and became a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school and was active in serving her church in many ways. Hilda and her husband were 4-H leaders for many years. After her husband, Harvey, passed away, Hilda remained on the farm until she bought a home in the east part of Westbrook and moved there in 1962. She worked as a cook at the Good Samaritan Home, and custodian of Immanuel Baptist Church and Westbrook State Bank. Her many interests included gardening, canning, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and traveling. Hilda entered the Westbrook Good Samaritan Home on March 8, 2012.
Survivors include daughter, Althea Hechsel, Isanti; sons, Harris (Nancy), Richard (Patti), and Duane (Lora) Byers, all of Westbrook; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and sisters Pansy Nelson of Austin and Viola Kirchner of Nicollet.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Harvey; nephew Francis deFriess; son-in-law Howard Hechsel; daughter-in-law Maxine; grandson Scott Byers; brothers David and Lawrence; sisters Agnes Cohrs and Florence Knudson.
Funeral services for Marjorie Ferguson were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2012 at English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove. Interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Walnut Grove Foundation or English Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com .
Marjorie Ferguson age 100 of Walnut Grove passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Prairie View Health Care Center in Tracy.
Marjorie Elizabeth Ferguson was born January 16, 1912 in Lamberton, MN to Edwin and Clara (Roth) Anderson. She graduated from Lamberton High School in 1930 and University of Minnesota Nursing School in 1933. On May 10, 1936 she was united in marriage to Dr. William C. Ferguson. They moved to Walnut Grove in 1938 where Marjorie resided until her death.
Survivors include her daughters: Ruth (Keith) Lomica and Mary (John) Kluge; grandchildren: Bill (Debbie) Jeanette, Mary Davidson, Anne (Dave) Brust, William Lomica, Paul Kluge, Peter (Angela) Kluge and Beth (Jeffrey) Bordenave; great grandchildren: Hogan and Ailie Davidson, Katie and Libby Brust, and Jackson Bordenave; son-in-law George Rogus; nieces, nephews, and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; daughters Helen Jane (1949) and Marjorie Jeanette Rogus (2010); sisters Esther Bang and Vivian Gibbons; brothers Harley, Earl, Kenneth and Vance Anderson; son-in-law Thomas Jeanette.
Morris L Soll
Norris LeMoyne Soll, 86, of Rochester, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at his home.
A private family burial will take place at a later date.
To share a special memory or condolence, please visit wwWrranfranzandvinefh.com.
He was born Sept. 15, 1925, in Cottonwood County, to William and Alma (Kleven) Soll. Norris was a veteran and proudly served his country during WWII and the Korean War with the US Army Air Force from 1944 to 1951, ending his career as a Sergeant in the US Air Force. He was awarded with the Army Occupation Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. After the service he returned to the Walnut Grove/Westbrook area and started his career in mechanics.
On Sept. 6, 1958, he married Agnes Haeg in Richfield. Norris and Agnes started their family in Westbrook then in 1964 moved to Rochester. Norris worked for Molde Trucking for most of his life as a fleet maintenance mechanic. He then went on to work for Southern MN Auto Parts and then Scharf Auto as a parts delivery driver until retirement.
He enjoyed being outdoors, taking care of his yard and gardening along with cutting wood. His main love in life was spending time and making memories with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes: children - Gregory Soll, Rochester, Renee (Steve) Grossell, Winona, Jeffrey Soll, Rochester, Shelley (Jeff) Kruse, Rochester, Julie (Charles) Pearson, Eyota and Vicky (John) Kroll, Kasson; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sister, LaVonne Hanson and brother, LaVerne "Butch" Soll.
Preceding him in death were his parents; William and Alma; brothers Oran and Fritz Soll; sister, Alice Sell.
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