Our sympathy to Dr. Raymond Benson and his family in the death of Marilyn Benson, September 20th in Tulsa, OK. Marilyn’s funeral was held in St. Adrian Catholic Church on Saturday, September 29th officiated by Father Andrew Beerman. Besides her husband Ray, Marilyn is survived by daughter Christine and Robert Morgentholer; and son Lars and Jane Benson and four grandchildren. Marilyn was a registered nurse and active in many church organizations. Her illness was very sad for her family and friends. Blessed be the memory of Marilyn Benson!
St. Marys Fall Dinner will be Sunday October 7th in Ellsworth! They will have their good roast beef starting at 4:00 p.m. Please go and enjoy!
Saturday was an absolutely beautiful day for the Tri-State Band Festival! The weather was about 75 degrees and no wind. The 26 bands strutted and marched down Luverne’s Main Street to the delight of hundreds of fans on both sides of the streets! Adrian’s Band was in top form, and took first place! The big Lincoln School from Sioux Falls was great was well as Worthington’s Trojan Band! I would not want to be a judge!
Son, Mark Cox from Edina came to spend several days with me. We enjoyed the bands and then had a chili lunch served in the Courtyard of the Methodist Church in Luverne. Mark had a great time at the Adrian Football game visiting with lots of old friends and family members, like Dean & Cindy Bullerman. He had a good visit with Mary and Virgil Schutz and Norma Carlberg at band day and we ate lunch with Mr. & Mrs. Keith Schroeder, parents of Kerry Sauer who lives in Lismore! He spent time at the Al and Cindy Cox farm after the football game. We all enjoyed the Hamburger Basket social at St. Adrian after the 10:30 a.m. Mass! The Vikings game on Sunday was a must! Mark and I also visited with Leroy and Eddie Rust and their two daughters Becky Lee and Laura Slade after the parade. It’s always so much fun to have your “kids” come home! Mark and I also made a sad trip out to the Ed Weiss home before the football game. He drove over to see Dave and Cindy Hokeness and their two sons. He was fascinated to learn about Brian Hokeness’s scientific week-long experiment with ugly creatures deep in the ground. My skin crawled just hearing about it from Mark. He had a good visit with Mike Taylor, Randy Honermann, Gene Reker and really enjoyed Joyce Broesder’s voice singing behind us at Mass Sunday! It was good to see little Teagan Gosch and her parents Ashley and Spencer. Mark was so pleased to see our renovated beautiful basement!
Mike Fey of Fey Industries of Edgerton ran up the steps at the Volleyball game last Thursday and brought me a sack of popcorn! As I mentioned last week, he is the husband of our Volleyball coach Cheryl Fey. Thanks Mike!
Neighbor Etta Schroeder made a loaf of fresh bread and brought it over for my son Mark! Little new red potatoes from Lorraine Jones and a loaf of banana bread from neighbor Karen Funk! My cup runneth over and I am blessed!
Our Volleyball gals dropped three games to Westbrook-Walnut Grove! I had a nice short visit with Sydnie Weiss’s mom Wendy (Weise) Anderson at the game. Wendy and her husband Chad live in Luverne north of the hospital. Sydnie is a Junior in the Adrian High School.
Congratulations to Homecoming Queen Rachel Kontz, daughter of Ron Konz and Pam Kontz and Homecoming King Ben Mulder, son of Curt and Jody Mulder. We were sorry that Adrian lost the football game. There was a large crowd for both teams.
I appreciated the correction in Luverne’s Star Herald from Rick Peterson, General Manager about Sweet Martha’s chocolate chip cookies at the State Fair. I made a copy of Rick’s
“For What it’s Worth” comments and sent it to sweet Martha Olson in St. Paul.
Many hearts were touched and many tears shed with the death of well known and well loved Ed Weiss. Ed’s Wake on Sunday was very large and it was held in St. Adrian Church. His funeral was held Monday, October 1st. The Celebrant was Father Gerald Kosse in the absence of Father Beerman who is on a retreat. Ed was married to the late Mary Cox for 40 years. After Mary’s death in 2001, Ed met Lori Heitkamp and the two were married in 2005. They lived on the east edge of Adrian and were so happy for seven years. Ed is survived by wife Lorie and four children, Maria Ahlers, Andy Weiss, Laura Loosbrock and Marty Weiss; 19 grandchildren and four step children, Jolene Truwe, Connie Nowotny, Jeff Heitkamp and Michele Loosbrock and daughter-in-law Wendy Anderson. He was preceded in death by wife Mary (Cox) Weiss in 2001, son Travis in 2007, grandson Caleb in 2007 and sister Norma Burns. Ed is finally released from his pain and is with his Lord. Blessed be the memory of dear Ed Weiss. What a sad household that is.
Twenty six young people from the four cluster parishes celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation at Lismore last Wednesday. The church was full, the music beautiful! Bishop Harrington presided at the Mass. Refreshments were served in the Church Parlor after Mass. A truly beautiful ceremony! P.S. One of the workers in the kitchen told me they ran out of cake and coffee and she felt so bad. I told her how great that was to have had so many at the ceremony that they ran out of food! Who cares about a piece of cake because of all those who were in church! I hope she feels better!
Some farmers are done with the harvest and seem a little happier than a month earlier! Please thank God for His goodness to all of us!
Jason Berghorst told me that the Adrian Student Counsel was such a great group of “kids” to work with! What a great thing to hear!!!