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    P.O. Box 429
    Mt. Lake, MN 56159
    Phone: 507-427-2725
    Fax: 507-427-2724

    Jeffery Lee Hanson
    A Service of Remembrance for Jeffery Lee Hanson, 54, of Longwood, Fla., formerly of Odin, will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in rural Odin with Pastor Carla Reierson Officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    Jeff was called to his eternal rest on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Altamonte Hospital in Altamonte,
    Visitation will be on Friday from 5 till 7 p.m., at the Kramer Family Funeral Home in Trimont, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
    Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family online at www.kramerfuneralhome. com
    Jeffery Lee Hanson, 54, of Longwood, Fla., was
    called to rest on March 11, 2014, in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
    Jeffery Lee Hanson, son of Kenneth and Dolores (Dawson) Hanson, was born Aug. 13, 1959, in Fairmont. Jeff received Holy Baptism and was confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in rural Odin. He attended Odin Elementary School and was a 1977 graduate of Butterfield- Odin High School, where he participated in football and wrestling. He then attended Jackson Vocational School for telephone technician.
    After graduation,
    Jeff accepted a job with United Telephone Company in DeWitt, Iowa, where he met and married Cheryl Pietrass and
    their son, Jesse Lee Hanson, was born. His job with United Telephone Company took Jeff and his family to Altamonte Springs, Fla., where he received his 30- year anniversary award.
    He enjoyed camping, fishing, golf, dancing, dice and board games with friends, watching TV shows of yesteryear, and time spent with Snoopy, their dog. Jeff enjoyed his visits back to Odin for family and class reunions, cousin weekends, the Butterfield Threshing Bee and visits with family and friends.
    Survived by son, Jesse Hanson, Longwood, Fla.; parents, Kenneth and Dolores Hanson, Odin; siblings, spouse and children: Cindy (Mark) Neiderman, San Diego, Calif.; Charnelle (Darrell) Goring, Zach (Jill), Lucas (Sarah) and families, Apple Valley; Bryan (Linda) Hanson, Garrett and
    Ryan, Winter, Wis.; Mark (Sharon) Hanson, Cole and
    Kaitlyn, Hendricks.
    Jeff is preceded in death by infant brother, Thomas Allen; grandparents: Walter and Geneva Dawson, Howard and Julia Hanson; and other relatives.
    Blessed be the memory of Jeffery Lee Hanson.

    Kevin Loewen

    Kevin Loewen, 45, of Minneapolis, formerly of Mt. Lake, died July 23, 2014, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
    Memorial services were held Monday at Alliance Missionary Church in Mt. Lake.
    Sturm Funeral Home of Mt. Lake handled the funeral arrangements.
    Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.
    Kevin Jon Loewen was born Oct. 10, 1968, to Jon L. and Diane R. (Decker) Loewen.
    As a child growing up, Kevin had many challenges to face due to physical limitations, but he was almost always smiling.
    He was happiest spending time on the farm with his Grandpa and Grandma Decker and his uncle Alan.
    Kevin loved to meet new people and was ready with a joke or two to share with those he called friends.
    He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents and uncle.
    Survivors include his mother, Diane Loewen, of Goessel, Kan.; sisters Kari (Tom) Duncan of Mt. Lake, Darliss Simpson of Mattapoisette, Mass., Sharleen (Russ) Francis of Goessel, Kan.; brother Brent (Cassy) Loewen of Butterfield; and his nieces, nephews, cousins, aunt, uncle and many friends.

    LaVerne Fast
    LaVerne Fast, 74, of Austin. Texas, formerly of Mt. Lake, died July 19, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
    A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Service of Lake Travis, Texas, handled funeral arrangements. LaVerne Gaylord Fast was born in Mt. Lake, to Theodore and Hulda (Wall) Fast.
    He is survived by his wife Ruth Fast (daughter of Peter D. and Sue L. (Harder) Eitzen), of Austin, Texas; son Randy
    of New York City; daughter Stephanie of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren; and sister Delores Moon of Simi, Calif.

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