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i I i I 1 ft: SB Personal Mention Relatives Here for ESTHERVILLE DAILY JjEWS^jglj JAN^ 14, 19^' f'ajgie 2 Colston, DeVoss Married in Clarence Mitchell Rites Double Ring Ceremony 1 Half a Century of Service Marie Markus, Dunnell, still the organist at St. John's Lutheran Church after more than 50 years in service, wears her gold wristwatch which was given by the congregation. Work spent in practice is "all play," she says, and she especially enjoys the new electronic Wurlitzer, purchased by the church in 1960. (Daily News photo by Dorothy Petersen) Church Organist i I BY CAROL HIGGINS Fifty years ago, Oct 26, 1921, Marie Janssen took her sister's place at the organ in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dunnell. Fourteen-year-old Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben C. Janssen, began at a salary of $20 a year. Her recently married sister, Mrs. Fred Gripentrog, had resigned for lack of time. It was an Estey reed organ, a one- manual, pump organ. A boy sat behind it and pumped air by a handle to fill the reeds. Services were sometimes in English and sometimes in German when the litanies also were chanted in German. Then the young organist, who did not know German/ had to be on her toes in accompanying the reading. In those days, men sat on one side of the'sanctuary and women- and children on the other. This custom and the German services have long since been changed. In winter, a heater was set up to warm the sanctuary and Marie remembers the Christmas trees, lit by-tallow candles. On the few occasions that the church was used after nightfall, carbide lights were used. Later electricity was installed with electric lights and the organ was converted to electricity. In 1960, the church acquired a new electronic Wurlitzer with two manuals and footpedal which provides greater musical range. Marie calls it "beautiful," with its added registrations giving more musical sound. Marie, now Mrs. John Markus, is still organist at St. John's. She was honored at a special gathering after serving 25 years, and again after 40 years. Following the Christmas program, Dec. 19, 1971, the congregation surprised her with the presentation of a gold watch, symbolizing 50 years of time, a half century of providing the music for weekly services, special programs and weddings. "But it's only play—a pleasure," Marie insists and adds, "The Lord has blessed me with good health so that I could be steadfast." She had come of a family of music lovers. Her father, who had come from Germany, was a fiddler and loved playing for gatherings. Many of his children and grandchildren learned to play one instrument or another and have vocal ability. Marie and her husband, John, had no children, but having operated first a grocery and then the Coffee Shop in Dunnell, they have always'been much concerned with their community. Marie is very -pfoud"^-Dunnefly'8ts 234 people arid'al- . mosr as many businesses. "The small town has suffered," she says, "but what is left in Dunnell is quote progressive. We depend on rural areas." For the visitor, she ticks off the variety of Duimell's enterprises which include an elevator, bank, locker service, piano and organ retailer, liquor store, drug and variety store, steakhouse, gas service stations and Innovar Industries, a manufacturer of cabs for campers, pickups and snowmobiles. Mrs. Markus was among the community's residents which cooperated to bring Innovar to Dunnell. She is also counted on for assistance in the town's annual jamboree of a parade and festivities. These projects for the town and church are dear to her heart, and, as she says, "The work is all pleasure." :3 : :$:r:5S5Sfti:'SSSS355rSa': : : : Out-of-town relatives attending the funeral of Clarence Mitchell were Mr. and Mrs. Mertin Roehler, Grove City, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mitchell and Kris tie, Early; Mr. and Mrs, Ernie Mitchell, Marathon; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mitchell, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Jess Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Mitchell, Marshall town; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mitchell, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Mitchell and Becky, Mrs. Maribell Mitchell, EWon Mitchell, Dodge Center, Minn.; Mrs. Arthur Koertz, Mrs. Mary Moeller, Northrop, Minn.; Gordon Moeller, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Laue, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Laue, Mr. and Mrs. Werner Laue, Erwin Laue, Martin Laue, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Theisse, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Theisse, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Fritz, Fairmont; Vernon Behrens, Delevan, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. H. E Schuttze, Homer Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Milow, - Mrs. Hazel Barnett, Ceylon, Minn.;' and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fisher, Armstrong. MR. AND MRS. M. M. Dunkelberger of Armstrong and Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson of Estherville were Sunday dinner • guests at the home of Mrs. Frankie Myers, Ringsted. Dunnell David Oelkers Graduates with High Honors David Oelkers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Oelkers, graduated from Mankato State College Dec. 17, summa cum laude, with a degree in accounting. His parents attended his graduation. David and his family were at the Oelkers home over Christmas and another son, Steve, telephoned home from Pearl Harbor where he is stationed. Steve expressed appreciation for the gift he received from St. John's church congregation. Michael Robert Lyon, son of 'MrTahd Mrs. T»vidLyohcf Huiw^; ' boldt, S.D., was baptized Dec' 26 by' Pastor John' Leaf at"fan?' manuel Lutheran Church in Dunnell. Michael is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lyon of Dunnell. Janeen Lyon and Lonnie Kramer of Humboldt were sponsors. A noon dinner was served at the church parlors. Those attending were Michael's great- grandmother, Mrs. Axel Lyon, Patty June Lyon, Axel Lyon, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Carl Swenberg of Fairmont, and the Dean Lyon family of Estherville. James Krohn and Gregory Huse left by train Wednesday for Billings, Mont, to visit James' sister, Janet, a nurse at a Billings hospital. As the train only runs three days a week, they planned to return home Sunday. MRS. SOREN SORENSON had as guests Thursday her nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Gilford Nielson, Rolfe. MR. AND MRS. Douglas Freiermuth of Wasuau, Wis., announce the birth of Jeffrey Scott born Jan. 11. He weighed nine pounds, four ounces. DR. AND MRS. David Bucher of Fallbrook, Calif., announce the birth of a son, Stephen Gray Bucher, born Nov. 19. Mrs. Bucher is the former Betsy Gray. ALMA LEE WHITE of Boone is visiting with Be mice Clark and Mrs. Arthur Warren this week. Mrs. Nina I inning, Boone, was also a recent houseguest this week. She was also here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Dollie Quinn. MR. AND MRS. Gerald Rullestad and Melanie of Rochester, Minn., were houseguests at die home of Mrs. John Tweedt.Rulle- stad is Mrs. Tweedt's nephew. Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Amer Rullestad, Audubon, Minn., were houseguests with Mrs. Tweedt from Tuesday to Thursday. They were en route to Mission, Tex., to spend several weeks. Amer Rullestad is Mrs. Tweedt's brother. Best-selling records of the week based on The Cash Box Magazine's nationwide survey "Brand New Key," Melanie "American Pie," Maclean "Cherish," Cassidy "Let's Stay Together," Greene "Scorpio," Coffey "Sunshine," Edwards "Family Affair," Sly & Family Stone "Sugar Daddy," Jackson Five "Drowning In The Sea Of Love," Simon "Clean Up Woman," Wright Current 1 Best Sellers (Complied by Publishers' Weekly) FICTION "The Day of the Jackal," Forsyth "Wheels," Hailey "The Winds of War," Wouk "Message from Malaga," Maclnnes "Rabbit Redux," Updike NONFICTION "Eleanor and Franklin," I .ash "Tracy and Hepburn," Kanin "Honor Thy Father," Talese "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," Brown "Jennie: Vol. 2," Martin Parties Held at Terril TERRIL — Ralph Kinsman was honored on his 80th birthday Saturday at (he Good Samaritan Nursing Home at Estherville. Those helping him celebrate were Mrs. Arlene Slagle and Scott and Beth Andrews of Waterloo, Pete Badje of Dike, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gjerde and Mark, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Swanson and family and Ray Scott, Estherville, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Anderson and family and Mr. and Mrs. Abe Anderson and Anita. Mrs. Slagle, Scott and Beth Andrews and Pete Badje spent the weekend in the Abe and Duane Anderson homes. Surprise Party For H. R. Shaffer TERRIL — H. R. Shaffer was honored at a surprise birthday party at his home Saturday afternoon noting his 80th birthday. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fair child and Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Estel Fairchild, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fairchild, Mrs. Erwin Bridson, Mrs. Bess Fairchild, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cruse, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lewis and Francis Hanlon. Farewell Party- Given Peter sens TERRIL — Mrs. Mamie Petersen and Ron were honored at a farewell party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Larry McVicker Thursday night The Petersens were assisted by their family and neighbors and moved to Estherville Saturday. Those attending the party were Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kreutzkampf and Ron, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Anderson, Mrs. Abe Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ballah and family and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Moore. Invited but unable to attend were Mr. and Mrs. Guy Eick and Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Von Ehwegen. THE L0CKH0RNS ~>DOOOOOOOOOOO "LET'S TRY ANOTHER ONE. I PON'T LIKE HORROR AlOVIES." The DALE CARNEGIE COURSE 1 and Your Future MEN 6 WOMEN learn tow ytu am... DEVELOP MORE POISE AND SELF-CONFIDENCE * SPEAK WITH EASE BEFORE GROUPS • SELL YOUR IDEAS EFFECTIVELY • MOVE AHEAD FASTER IN YOUR JOB • IMPROVE YOUR ABILITY TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE * IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY FOR NAMES AND FACES • OVERCOME TENSION AND WORRY Pcit Canity 's. Author of "How To Win Fritndi and Influence Ptople" and "How To Stop Worryini and Start Living" Attend the FREE EXPLANATION MEETING of YOUR choice. MONDAY, JAN. 17 - ESTHERVILLE - Rotunda TUESDAY, JAN. 18 - ALGONA - High School WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19 - EMMETSBURG - Voc. School THURSDAY, JAN. 20 - SPENCER - Jr. High 7:00 P.M. Classes limited to 44 - For pre-registration phone: Estherville - 362 2292 Algona - 295-3528 Emmetsburg - 852-2966 Spencer - 262-1742 Sponsored By IOWA LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Prewired By DICK GUZEWICH and ASSOCIATES E. C. PRESLEY - Area Manager Catherine L. Colston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Colston of Armstrong, and Michael R. DeVoss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy DeVoss, Paulina, were united In marriage Jan. 2, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong. Dr. Lowell G. Colston and Dr. Leslie Lewis officiated at the double ring ceremony. Organist was Glen Henriksen and soloists were Norman Tolds- dorf and Cheryl Oakland. The bride's gown had a lace bodice, scalloped neckline and long lace sleeves trimmed with pearls. The floor length skirt was three tiers of organza trimmed with wide lace over satin. She carried a lace covered white Bible with a nosegay of red roses and holly leaves with white streamers. Mrs. Barbara Henricksen, was maid of honor and Mrs. Barbara Peril, Ames, was bridesmaid. They wore dark red empire waist velvet dresses trimmed in pink sequins. The sheer pink crepe sleeves had dark red velvet cuffs. They wore pink hats and muffs of light pink which were trimmed with holly leaves and red roses. Don DeVoss, Morris, 111., brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Gordon Kuiper, Little Rock was the other attendant. Jeff Colston of Indianapolis, md. and Dale Henricksen, Armstrong were ushers. Cindy Champney was train bearer and Cheryl Colston of Indianapolis, Ind. was flower girl. They were both dressed in pink crepe and dark red velvet dresses. Their hats and muffs were the same as the bridesmaids. Todd Gochanour, Armstrong was ringbearer. The bride's mother wore a pink crepe dress with matching pink jacket. The bridegroom's mother wore a navy dress with white lace trim. A reception was held in the fellowship hall following the ceremony for approximately 200 guests. Becky Yankovich, Fairmont was in charge of the guest book. Debra Cecil, Debra Clark and Colleen Champney opened and displayed the gifts. Dining room host and hostess were Mr. and Mrs. Milton Ringsted (Photo by Gucken's Studio) Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. DeVoss Champney. Waitresses were Sally Jensen, Dorothy Kelly and Debbie Hanson and Mrs. Jane Clark. Mrs. Robert Yankovich and Mrs. Bill Champney poured the coffee and Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Lindholm poured the punch. Kitchen helpers were Mrs. Helen Henricksen, Mrs. Barbara Herbranson, Mrs. Dora Dahms, and Mrs. Jan HIbben. The couple honeymooned in Minneapolis and Wisconsin and are now at home in Armstrong in the Hovey apartment. The bride was graduated from Armstrong High School and ILCC in Estherville. She worked as an LPN at the United Hospital in Blue Earth for one year and is now employed at the Crestview Nursing Home in Fairmont. The bridegroom graduated from Paullina High School and is a licensed beautician. He now is working at Colston Pharmacy as Retail Sales Manager. Nielsens Home from Arizona Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Nielsen have concluded a visit with their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kostel in Arizona. Also at the Kostel home were Richard Nielsen, Jon Ellerston and Monte Bormicksen. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Flint and family of Spencer had as their New Year's Eve guests Mr. and Mrs. Swede Andersen of Ringsted. James Ellerston has returned to college at Pella after the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Torkelson and Bette Lynn spent the New Year holiday at the home of their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Glasnapp of Packwood. They brought home Parul Jr. and Brian Glasnapp, who had spent the Christmas vacation at their grandparents' home. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Torkelson and Bette Lynn went on to Chicago where they visited at the Fred Riesen and Sam Hardy homes. They returned from Chicago on Wednesday. Uniform Headquarters Complete Stock WHITE SWAN and BOB EVANS ,;• UNIFORMS • Cotton • Dacron • Dacron and Cotton • Jersey Sizes 7-15 8-20 121/2-241/2 _»98 $1# 98 O to IO Downstairs Store Christensen's "Where Northwest Iowa Shops With Confidence" Educational TV Jan. 17 Thru Jan. 23 On Channel 3, Community TV Cable 4 5 6: 6: 7: 8: 9 9 10: 10: 4: 5 6: 6: 7: 7: 8 9 9: 10 10: MONDAY, JAN. 17 00 Misterogers' Neighborhood 30 Sesame Street 30 The Electric Company 00 Charlie's Pad 30 Shrine to Music 00 PBS Special of the Week 30 Bookbeat •00 How Do Your Children Grow? :30 USD Profile 00 Hathayoga 30 Masterpiece Theatre TUESDAY, JAN. 18 00 Misterogers' Neighborhood 30 Sesame Street :30 The Electric Company 00 What Next? 30 The Busy Knitter 00 Masquerade 30 The Advocates 30 Black Journal 00 CEN Showcase 30 CEN Showcase 00 Hathayoga 30 Hollywood Television Theater 6:30 Joyce Chen Cooks 7:00 Coyote 5th Quarter 7:30 Washington Week In Review 8:00 Hollywood Television Theater 9:00 World Press 9:45 David Littlejohn — Critic- At-Large 10:00 Hathayoga 10:30 Civilisation FRIDAY, JAN. 21 4:00 Misteroger's Neighborhood 4:30 Sesame Street 5:30 The Electric Company 6:00 House and Home 1972 6:30 USD Report 7:00 What Next? 7:30 Georgetown Forum 8:00 Boston Pops 9:00 Sewing Skills — Tailoring 9:30 Cinema Classics 6:00 Civilisation 7:00 Firing Line 8:00 Masterpiece Theatre 9:00 PBS Performance 10:00 Hathayoga WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19 4:00 Misterogers' Neighbor hood 4:30 Sesame Street 5:30 The Electric Company 6:00 Insight 6:30 Mosaic 7:00 The French Chef 7:30 This Week 8:00 The Great American Dream Machine 9:00 Extension Weekly 9:30 Panorama 10:00 Hathayoga 10:30 Firing Line THURSDAY, JAN. 20 4:00 Misterogers' Neighborhood 4:30 Sesame Street 5:30 The Electric Company 6:00 Skiing lATURDAY, JAN. 22 7:00 Masquerade 7:30 Thirty Minutes With ... 8:00 Elliot Norton Reviews 8:30 Golden Voyage 9:00 PBS Special •SUNDAY, JAN. 23 3:30 Speaking Freely 4:30 World Press 5:15 David Littlejohn - Critic -At-Large 5:30 Silent Heritage SERVICE Is Our Speciolty Color— Black and White BREY'S 18 North 7th Street RADIO AND TV SERVICE If You've Got The Plans We've Got The Funds! 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