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April 12th, 2017

Maurice L. Oelfke, 74, of Hamburg

Maurice Oelfke, 74, of Hamburg, died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 11, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg with the Rev. Donald Andrix officiating. Kathy Oelfke was the organist. Soloist Jennifer Oelfke sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “Peace, Like a River” and “Beautiful Savior.”

Lois Ruth Engelmann, 85, of Glencoe

Lois Ruth (Bentz) Engelmann, 85, of Glencoe, formerly of Plato, died Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Memorial Services were held Wednesday, April 5, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, with the Rev. Tyson Mastin officiating. Yvonne Schuette was the organist. Soloist Justin Rierson sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”

Vernon A. Moehring, 98, Florida

Ret. Col. Vernon A. Moehring, 98, of Westminster Winter Park, Florida, died peacefully on March 30, 2017.
Funeral services will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Col. Moehring was born March 7, 1919, in Glencoe, the son of the late Emil J. and Lillian (Jenecke) Moehring.
He attended William Penn College for three years on a football scholarship before enlisting in the U.S. Army to serve in World War II.

Leonard J. Kaminsky, 92, Hutchinson

Leonard Joseph Kaminsky, 92, of Hutchinson, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 10, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, with the Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiating. The Rev. Tim Wozniak was the homilist. Alice Nowak was the organist. The adult choir performed. Congregational hymns were “Be Not Afraid,” “Prayer of St. Francis,” “Panis Angelicus,” “Serdeczna Matko” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Estella Fogarty, 78, of Lester Prairie

Estella “Stella” Ann Fogarty, 78, of Lester Prairie, died peacefully Thursday, April 6, 2017, in hospice at a daughter’s home in Silver Lake.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, April 12, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant.
Casket bearers were Mrs. Fogarty’s grandsons, Robert Fogarty, Martin Justus, Joseph Fogarty, Mitchell Radtke, Myles Radtke, James Justus, David Fogarty and Colin Fogarty.
Interment was in the Holy Family Cemetery, Winsted.

Raymond A. Draeger, 70, of Glencoe

Raymond Draeger, 70, of Glencoe, formerly of Brownton, died Monday, March 27, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Rock of Ages,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Abide With Me.”

Ruth Margaret Lemke, 76, of Glencoe

Ruth Margaret (Proehl) Lemke, 76, of Glencoe, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 7, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Jan Heins was the organist. Soloist Justin Rierson sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “Jesus, Still Lead On.”

Luella Dahlke, 86, of Glencoe

Luella Dahlke, 86, of Glencoe, died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 11, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
Honorary casket bearers were Mrs. Dahlke’s grandchildren, and casket bearers were her sons. Interment was in the church cemetery.

County economic vitality forum set for April 20

The public is invited to join elected officials from townships, school districts, cities, and the county in discussing the connections between three types of businesses: farms, manufacturers and Main Street retailers, on Thursday, April 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the media center at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School, 1825 16th St. E, Glencoe.

GSL Knowledge Bowl team captures state championship

“GSL’s Knowledge Bowlers have had a good year,” proudly statedCoach Vicky Harris. Glencoe-Silver Lake’s season culminated with a state championship last week.
GSL’s 43 team memberes participated in 13 meets, up to and including the regional meet. The top varsity team won 10 of those meets, with two second-place finishes and one third place.