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September 9th, 2015

Brownton City Council proposes 10 percent levy incease for 2016

The Brownton City Council  is proposing a 10 percent levy increase for 2016, following a discussion of its preliminary budget at its Sept. 1 meeting.
City Clerk Ella Kruse told the City Council that it would need to levy $391,977 in 2016 to cover its general fund expenses and bond payments, up slightly from the $387,917 levy set for 2015.

Rudella VonBerge, 100, of Glencoe

Rudella Anna (Hoernemann) VonBerge, 100, of Glencoe, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died Monday, August. 31, 2015 at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.

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Irene J. Nemec, 89, of Silver Lake

Irene Josephine Nemec, 89, of Silver Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Sept. 4, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Tony Stubeda as the celebrant.
Casket bearers were Mark Wendolek, Dean Wendolek, John Vacek, Joe Schauer, Bill Schauer and Mike Schauer.
Interment was in the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery.

Lucille E. Jessen, 92, of Hutchinson

Lucille Emma Jessen, 92, of Hutchinson, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Sept. 5, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart, with the Rev. Mahlon Bekedam officiating. Adline Kottke was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Edwin Hlavka, 94, of Hopkins

Edwin Hlavka, 94, of Hopkins, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Hill Crest of Wayzata Nursing Home in Wayzata.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson with the Rev. Carol Chmielewski officiating. Barb Wawrzyniak was the organist, and also the soloist for “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Jesus is Tenderly Calling Thee Home” and “Be Still, My Soul.”

James Michael Forcier, 60, of Delhi

James “Jim” M. Forcier, 60, of Delhi, Minnesota, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 4, at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, with the Rev. Darwin Frauendienst officiating. Bev Wangerin was the organist. Soloist Brenda Hornick sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “In the Garden.” The congregational hymn was “Amazing Grace.”

Mabel L.M. Dammann, 93, of Glencoe

Mabel Lilly Martha (Miller) Dammann, 93, of Glencoe, formerly of Lester Prairie, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Grand Meadows in Glencoe.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 2, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Eric Nelson officiating. Lynn Mueller was the organist. Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”

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Chuck Christensen, 64, of Hutchinson

Charles “Chuck” Howard Christensen, 64, of Hutchinson, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 6, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Paulus Pilgrim officiating. Mike Lauer was the organist and Bobbi Ludewig as the soloist.