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September 9th, 2015

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.”

Tennis team heading up north

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.

Patricia Kay Becker, 70, of Glencoe

Patricia “Pat” Kay (Rannow) Becker, 70, of Glencoe, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe.
Memorial services were held Thursday, Sept. 3, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Robert Nowak officiating. Special music was “Dancing in the Sky,” a CD by Dani & Lizzy. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Girls soccer team wins opener

Volleyball improves to 3-0

An impressive season-opening run continued for the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team last week as the Panthers swept both section rival Norwood Young America at home and conference foe Mound Westonka on the road, winning both matches without losing a single game.

GSL, which has yet to lose a game in any of its three matches this season, improved to 3-0 with a 25-23, 25-17, 25-19 defeat of the Raiders in front of a full house and a spirited home crowd on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Girls soccer claims first win

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ soccer team opened their home schedule in fine style by defeating visiting Worthington on Tuesday, Sept. 8, but the Panthers were blanked 7-0 in their first conference road game at Mound Westonka two days later.

GSL and Worthington were tied 0-0 at halftime of their contest, before forward Shelby Clouse was knocked down in the box five minutes into the second half to earn a penalty kick. Midfielder Emily Thalmann converted the kick for a 1-0 lead.