Our sympathy to the family and close friends of Alcie Klooster who died in the Hospice Cottage in Luverne on June 1st. Alcie’s funeral was June 5th at the United Methodist Church in Adrian. Alcie was known for her hard work and her years of walking! Her dear friend, Mary Efting and Alcie walked together for years. Alcie slowed her steps with mary’s and when Mary had done her share, Alcie put on a faster gate that left many of us breathless! Alcie worked for the late Bob Egan at his butcher shop and one day she asked Bob if she could take the next day off! Of course Bob said “yes” and asked if she was going somewhere special, “No” said Alcie, “I want to paint my house”! and she did it in one day! This story came to me from Bob Egan himself! Alcie is survived by her three children: Barb and Chuck Tweet, Jerry and Diane Klooster and Cheryl and Jim Dorn. She leaves nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. We will all miss Alcie, her cheerful smile, her special greeting and her walks around Adrian. You can be sure there is a special place in heaver for Alcie Klooster. God Bless her memory! Thank you to Cheryl Dorn for being a great caregiver.
Nice gentle rains - no flooding and now we will pray for lots of sunshine!
The Catholic Daughter of Adrian held their annual “Cook Out” at The Development Achievement Center (DAC) on June 4th at noon. It was a rainy day, but that did not dim the joy of the 65 clients who were anxiously awaiting “the ladies”! Director Bob Schreiber is a master at the grill even though he got a few rain drops! We must thank the Adrian five Son-D-Bullermans for donating all the pork burgers! And they had plenty! Many CDA members were called and they all brought huge salads! And I mean huge. There was enough left over to feed the clients the next day! 65 clients - 22 employees and about seven CDA members. Thank you CDA members for your gracious help, your huge salads and your cheerful attitudes! You were all great and a special thank you to the five Son-D-Bullerman men and boys! Many families in the Worthington area know about the CDA “ladies” and their acts of charity.
On June 8th a large crowd of men and women attended the annual Hot Dish and Salad luncheon in St. Anthony’s Church Parlor at noon. There was a bountiful array of hot dishes plus dozens of salads and breads with pink lemonade and hot coffee! A large group of Adrian ladies came and enjoyed every bite! Thanks Catholic Daughters of Lismore!
Former Adrianite Todd Heitkamp, a Meteorologist on Sioux Falls T.V. station KSFY, was explaining how dangerous it was for untrained “storm chasers” to get involved with dangerous weather clouds. There were two trained “chasers” killed as they tied to follow the Oklahoma “killer” storms last month. Don’t try to outrun a storm. Todd is the son of the late Jim Heitkamp and his mother Alice lives in Sioux Falls.
Note - saw “Lorey” Bullerman last week and he still has lots of pain! Uses hot and cold on his damaged back. Get well soon “Lorey” - we miss you at coffee.
Diane Thier had hip surgery about two weeks ago, or more, and is getting along with crutches. Good to see you up and around Diane.
Congratulations to Ann (Dave) Thier on finishing her education to become a teacher! all this with being a busy farmer’s wife and three young children! Ann will be teaching in Worthington this fall.
The Roemeling family has suffered another loss in the death of 37 year old Cheri Lynn Roemeling of Luverne who died in her home on Wednesday, June 5th. Cheri’s visitation and funeral started at 12 p.m. Monday, June 10th in the Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church in Beaver Creek, MN. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne, MN. Cheri is the daughter of Lynn Roemeling in Sioux Falls and Jack Roemeling in Luverne. Blessed be the memory of Cheri Roemeling.
Mary (Cox) and Mark Taylor had three great days at the Indianapolis Speedway last week. They were supposed to go by train for a special “fun” trip, but the train ride was cancelled, so they jumped in their car, had good tickets and good weather! They love those fast cars!
Kaitlyn Konz, daughter of Pam and Ed Konz was guest of honor at a bridal shower held in St. Adrian Church Parlor on Saturday, June 8th starting at 9:30 a.m. The many guests were treated to a delicious brunch with lots of hot coffee and juice on a cool rainy morning. Kaitlyn’s chosen colors of lime and pistachio were used on the tables. Kaitlyn is the bride-to-be of Scott Voss, son of Roxie and Gene Voss. The bride introduced her head table which also included grandmothers Lavonne Konz and Toddy Voss. It was a fun shower on a very rainy and cool morning. Kaitlyn received so many beautiful and useful gifts. She will make a radiant bride! Congratulations Kaitlyn and Scott!
A large shower was held at the Wilmont Community Center on June 8th starting at 9;30 for Miss Paige Turbes daughter of Daryl and Pam Gunnink. Paige is the bride-to-be of Clint Metz, son of Mike and Bev Metz. The guests were treated to different pans of delicious hot egg bake and goodies, which included lots of bagels with different spreads. It was great to see and visit with lots of the Metz “kids”! They are a “stick together” family! Some of us were reminiscing about Viv and Louis Metz and I told several of the Metz girls how much they reminded me of their pretty mother. One gal said she has three pictures of her dad and his horses. He was so proud of his Belgium Clydesdale horses. Now I got off the news about Paige and her large shower! She received so many beautiful and useful gifts. Her chosen colors were grey, pink, and black. Congratulations Paige and Clint! A good looking couple.
There were three showers on Saturday and it rained all day! This writer attended all three! The last one was a baby shower for Kayla Cox. It was held in the beautifully decorated double garage of Katelyn Olson. Colors used were yellow and grey. The guests enjoyed a light 6 o’clock supper of sandwiches with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and dips and yellow cup cakes with grey frosting arranged on a cup cake tier stand! Kayla received so many gifts for her new baby due in July. All the guests brought a reading book with a note. Grandma Marie Kruger gave a large book that she had saved! She read stories to Kayla when she stayed with her as a baby! What a nice memory! Coming from the Twin Cities were Mary and Jacqui Taylor and Ann Hoemberg. They were able to visit and meet Ashley’s new baby boy Brodie from Mobridge, SD. There were lots of moms, grandmas, aunts and cousins who came, on a rainy evening, to wish Kayla lots of happiness! Kayla was overwhelmed with all the beautiful gift and lots of diapers. A good happy evening.
Mrs. Evelyn (Jim) Lewis, age 90, died June 1st at an retirement home in Oakdale, MN. Funeral services are pending in Jasper, MN. Her late husband Jim was a son of the late Jack and Josie Lewis of Adrian. This writer attended the wake services for Jim Lewis in Jasper some years ago. Jim was a well known Democrat, a plane full of democrats flew in from Minneapolis to attend Jim’s Wake services. Among them was Paul Wellstone and Mark Dayton! I don’t remember the rest! The little town of Jasper held Jim Lewis and his wife Evelyn in deep respect! Jim and Evelyn were married for 55 years. Blessed be the memory of Evelyn Lewis!
The parish of St. Adrian held an appreciation Pot Luck dinner for Father Andrew Beerman on Sunday, June 9th in the church hall. The Knights of Columbus grilled lots of hamburgers and hot dogs! There was an abundance of hot dishes, salads and desserts from the ladies of several organizations. Prayers were said in church for sunshine! Now don’t stop there - keep praying for good weather! I hear we had about 2” of rain all day Saturday until early Sunday. Thank you God.
At the salad luncheon in Lismore last week, I took time to read the inscription on the glass enclosed chest that held a quilt. It reads that the quilt was the 5000 one made by the ladies of the Parish. Yes, I said 5000! What a loving and giving work of charity! If I remember correctly, Cletus Spieker used to help with the “messy” work with donated materials.
Thank God for Fathers! We have many in our area who are great role models! Happy Fathers Day.
Don and Fran (Poppen) Juenman of Arizona will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on June 17th! They will be going to Nevada with good friends and will do some casinos and have dinner. It will be a quiet but fun anniversary, unless they hit a hot machine! Address for cards is: 3405 S. Tomahawk Rd. #27, Apache Junction, AZ 85119