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Wilmer Heide

Wilmer Heide, 85, of Mt. Lake died Nov. 29, 2018, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Funeral services were Tuesday at Bethel Mennonite Church in Mt. Lake with Pastor Galen Kauffman and Chaplain Noel Wetter officiating. Burial was at Mt. Lake City Cemetery in Mt. Lake. Sturm Funeral Home of Mt. Lake handled the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www. sturmfh.com.

Wilmer Jacob Heide was born Sept. 28, 1933, to Jake and Elizabeth (Dick) Heide on the family farm near Mt. Lake in Cottonwood County. He grew up on the farm, was baptized in 1949 at Bethel Mennonite Church and attended school through eighth grade. In 1956, he married Ann MaJean Harder at First Mennonite Church in Mt. Lake. They lived on the family farm north of Butterfield where they raised their three daughters. Wilmer farmed his entire career and was an Asgrow Seed dealer for many years. In retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and wood carving projects. Wilmer and MaJean also enjoyed winters in south Texas.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mavis Julene Heide; a granddaughter, Hannah Elizabeth Stoesz; and a brother, Harold Heide. Survivors include his wife, Ann MaJean Heide; daughters, Marlys (Jim) Nickel and Marilyn (Jerome) Stoesz; six grandchildren; siblings: (Sharon) Heide, Heide (Jerry) Erskine, Ellen Jean (Pete) Zielenski, Diane (Roy) Farley, Kermit (Carol) Heide, Loretta (Jim) Hagen, Eldon Heide and Richard Heide; and a brother-in-law, Del (Kay) Harder.

Myron Hanson

Myron “Corky” Hanson, 84, of Jackson, formerly of Windom and Hendricks, died Nov. 30, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society- Jackson. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. James with Pastor Wesley Bruss officiating. Special music will be provided by Chris Pitcher, organist. Casket bearers will be Kevin Bottin, Jeff Bottin, Tom Hanson, Roddy Hanson, Mark Hanson and Todd Hanson. Honorary bearers will be Hunter Johnson, Landon Johnson and Grace Bauer. Burial with full military honors will follow at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Cemetery in rural Butterfield. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., at LaCanne Family Funeral Home in Windom and continue Friday at the church in St. James for one hour prior to the service. LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom is handling the funeral arrangements.

Myron Dean Hanson was born June 20, 1934, to Maylon Victor and Laura Augusta (Krueger) Hanson in Colome, Tripp County, S.D. He was baptized a year later, with his parents as his sponsors, and confirmed in 1951 at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Butterfield. Myron spent his infant years in Gregory, S.D., and the rest of his childhood in Ormsby, receiving his education at Watonwan County District 33 rural school. In 1956, Myron married Loretta Ruth Heffele at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mt. Lake. A year later, they moved to Washington state after he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Myron was stationed in Tacoma, Wash., and Anchorage, Alaska, from 1957 to 1959. In 1959, the family returned to Butterfield following Myron’s honorable discharge. He worked at the Butterfield Elevator before the family moved to Hendricks in 1967. Myron farmed and managed Hendricks Farmers Elevator from 1967 until 1979, when he became an agricultural research technician in the Animal and Range Science Department at South Dakota State University in Brookings. He retired from SDSU in 1998 after 19 years. Myron and Loretta moved from their Hendricks farm into Hendricks in 2000, where they spent retirement working in their yard, tending vegetable and flower gardens and doing woodworking projects. In 2013, they moved to Windom and a year later, Myron became a resident at Good Samaritan Society in Jackson. Loretta died in 2015 after they were married 58 years. Myron was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hendricks from 1967 to 2014, then was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Darfur. Myron enjoyed woodworking, polka music, family gettogethers, playing cards and bingo and fishing. He took great pride in his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Loretta, Myron was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Ervin Bottin. Survivors include his daughters: Tracy (Ronald) Hanson Schramel of Windom, Paige (John) Scholl of Austin and Amy (Mark) Bauer of New Ulm; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchilden; three stepgreat- grandchildren; a sister, Loretta Bottin of Windom; and brothers, Marvin (Janice) Hanson of Odin and DeLyle (Carol) Hanson of Holmen, Wis.