Miscellaneous Lincoln County, Minnesota Obituaries


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Janet Lower passed away June 11, 2000, of cancer at Hospice of the Valley Care Facility in Glendale, AZ. Private memorial services were held Friday, June 23, for Janet Kay (Sand) Lowe, 52, of Cave Creek, AZ. Janet was born February 5, 1948 to Norman and Dorothy Sand in Tyler, MN. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She graduated from Russell High School in 1966 and then attended Robinson Beauty School in Minneapolis. She owned a beauty salon in Slayton, MN, and worked in a salon in Willmar, MN, until she moved to Arizona in 1977. In 1979 she moved to Cave Creek, AZ, where she owned and operated Janís Lakeview Salon and was employed by Target Stores until her death. Janet married Allan Lowe on April 15, 1980 in Russell, MN. Their hobbies were breeding and raising horses. She also enjoyed doing crafts and reading. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary #34 in Cave Creek. Janet is survived by her parents of Russell; two brothers: Steven Sand of South St. Paul, MN, and Leon Sand and his wife, Linda of Russell; one sister, Jill Jaspersen and her husband, Terry of Tyler, MN; two nieces and three nephews. She is also survived by three stepchildren and four step-grandchildren. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Allan Lowe. Blessed be her memory.

Tyler, MN
Funeral services for Magda Johanna Marie Sorensen, 93, of Tyler, MN, were held Sunday, August 5, 2 p.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church, Tyler.
Officiant was Pastor Paul Bortnem.
Organist was Marijane Borresen.
Soloist was Jan Nielsen who sang "Amazing Grace."
Congregational hymns were "What A Friend We Have In Jesus," "Our Father Has Light In His Window," and "Blest Be The Tie That Binds."
Casket bearers were Arnold Sorensen, Glen Sorensen, Leon Sorensen, Dale Schak, Mike Wooge and Lee Larsen.
Interment was in Danebod Cemetery, Tyer.
Arrangements provided by Utoft-Johansen Funeral & Cremation Services, Tyler and Lake Benton; Daren E. Preszler, Director/Manager and Darren L. Houseman, Director.
Magda Johanna Marie Sorensen was born December 3, 1907 at Arco, MN, to Carl and Anna (Andersen) Sorensen. The family lived in the Arco area where she attended country school. Magda was baptized, confirmed and a lifetime member at the Danebod Lutheran Church, Tyler. In 1938 the family moved to Tyler. Magda spent her life taking care of others. Following the death of her mother she took care of her father. She worked also as a nurseís aide at the A.L. Vadheim Memorial Hospital and also did elderly care and babysitting for several families in the area. In later years she worked at Swiftís in Marshall. In 1979 Magda moved into Danebod Village and made her home there until she entered Sunrise Manor March 23, 1998.
Magda was very loving to her family and she was always there to lend a helpful hand. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, collecting poetry and readings. Magda was active in WELCA, LCW, Danish and English Lutheran Aide, Danish Brotherhood, Tyler Senior Citizens, and U-Go-I-Go Club in Arco. One of her special memories was her trip to Denmark. Magdaís quick wit and humor will be greatly missed.
Magda passed away August 2, 2001 at Sunrise Manor, Tyler.
Magda is survived by her brother, Victor (Selma) Sorensen of Tyler; sister-in-law, Olga Sorensen of Tyler ;and numerous nieces and nephews.
Magda was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Rigmor Sorensen and Marie Sorensen; and one brother, Arthur Sorensen.
The family prefers memorials be given to Ridgeview Hospice and Tyler Home Care.
Blessed be her memory

Lake Benton, MN
Funeral services for Russell Wayne Zimmer, 73, of Lake Benton, MN, were held Tuesday, August 7, 11 a.m. at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, Lake Benton.
Officiant was Father John Pearson.
Organist was Jodi Weber.
Soloist was Mark Gould, singing "Wind Beneath My Wings," and "On Eagles Wings."
Congregational hymns were "Prayer of St. Francis," and "How Great Thou Art."
Casket bearers were Gary Nordmeyer, Lyle Thompson, Steve Frisbie, Steve Johnson, Michael Cable and Jay Stuefen.
Honorary casket bearers were Kenneth Nordmeyer, Ralph Nordmeyer, Knute Lund, Pat Krick, Ron Nordmeyer, Jim Sorensen and Marlin Thompson.
Interment was in St. Genevieve Catholic Church, Lake Benton.
Arrangements provided by Utoft-Johansen Funeral & Cremation Services; Darren E. Preszler, Director/Manager and Darren L. Houseman, Director.
Russell Wayne Zimmer was born February 2, 1928 to Victor and Emily (Johnson) Zimmer at Tyler, MN. He spent his childhood in the Lake Benton area; he was raised on the farm and enjoyed the farm life. Russell graduated from Lake Benton High School in 1944. He was baptized, confirmed and a lifetime member of the St. Genevieve Catholic Church, Lake Benton. Russell and Lois Carpenter were united in marriage April 13, 1950. They were blessed with four children.
Russell started working in the banking industry as a teller in 1948, working in various capacities and eventually became the president of the Farmers State Bank in Lake Benton. He served in this position until 1979. He continued selling real estate until 1990. Russell was a very active man that believed in the community and served on several boards. He served as District President of the Minnesota Bankerís Association, first person to be named Citizen of the Year in Lake Benton and received an award from the Lake Benton School Board as a Promoter of Education. Russell organized the Saddle Horse Holiday Parade in Lake Benton for 25 years, was instrumental in purchasing the land for the Hole-In-The-Mountain Park, restoring the Opera House and acquired a grant for the Benton Valley Manor. He was active in the Lake Benton Service Club, Lake Benton Lions Club for 25 years, and the Lake Benton Sportsmenís Club.
Russell enjoyed spending his spare time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a generous, loving, kind husband, father, grandfather and person. Russell loved watching his children and grandchildren in ball games, dance recitals, and tae kwon do. He also enjoyed hunting, restoring his antique car and in his youth working with horses and mink trapping.
Russell battled with Parkinsonís Disease for 10 years. He passed away August 2, 2001, at Divine Providence Hospital, Ivanhoe, MN.
Russell is survived by his wife, Lois of 51 years; children: Kirk Zimmer of Sioux Falls, SD, Greg Zimmer of Sioux Falls, SD, and Paula Jo (Tim) Boesch of Elk River, MN; and grandchildren: Matthew, Mitchell, Stephanie, Spencer and Taylor.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents, and one son, James Zimmer.
The family requests that memorials be given to The National Parkinson Foundation, National Parkinson, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, and St. Genevieve Catholic Church.
Blessed be his memory.

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