Archive | September, 2016

Joseph Constantino, ’76

Posted on 12 September 2016 by editor

Joseph Constantino ’76 died May 12, 2014. He retired from MUD and was preceded in death by brother, Alfred. He is survived by wife, Carolyn S., Bellevue; children, Joe Jr. and wife Carolyn K., Colorado Springs, Colo.; Antoinette and husband Gail Colan, Omaha; Christina and husband Sam Vasta, Omaha; twin sister, Lillian Garcia, Branson, Mo.; sister, Louise Henkins, Omaha; 7 grandchildren, Nikki, Aaron, Gina, Andrew, Gabe, Sarah, Ben; 4 great grandchildren, Adrynn, Rylee, Brisynn, Elena. 

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Orlando Eldon Klassen, ’46

Posted on 12 September 2016 by editor

Orlando Eldon Klassen ’46, 88, died in Jackson, Minn., on December 24, 2015. 

He lived in Mountain Lake, Minn. for most of his life. He was born on Feb. 16, 1927, to Jacob and Elizabeth Klassen in Mountain Lake. He married Joanne Unruh on June 17, 1949, in Newton, Kansas. They farmed together near Mountain Lake and raised four children. Orlando was a member of the Cornerstone Bible Church in Mountain Lake.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years. 

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Joanne Kathleen Klassen, ’48

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Joanne Kathleen Klassen ’48 died November 16, 2015, in Mountain Lake, Minn., where she lived most of her married life. 

She was born February 24, 1927, to John and Elizabeth Penner in Roaring Springs, Pa. She was adopted in 1929 by Daniel and Hazel Unruh after the deather of her mother. She married Orlando Klassen on June 17, 1949, in Newton, Kansas. They farmed near Mountain Lake and raised four children. She was a member of Cornerstone Bible Church in Mountain Lake.

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Alberta Walter, ’51

Alberta Walter, ’51

Posted on 12 September 2016 by editor

image003Alberta Walter, age 81, formerly of Huron, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Stevens Point, Wisconsin.  Her funeral service was at 2 PM Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Living Hope Alliance Church with Pastor Josh Jetto and Rick Schryber officiating.  Burial was in the Ideal Cemetery. 

Alberta Alice Decker was born on the family farm northeast of Hitchcock, SD on October 26, 1931.  Alberta attended Bluebell School.  She moved to Huron with her parents and attended Huron High School through her junior year.  She attended Wessington Springs Academy at Wessington Springs, SD for her senior year and then attended Grace Bible College in Omaha, Nebraska. 

She was baptized upon the confession of her faith on August 2, 1952, in the James River.  On January 10, 1953, she married Wayne W. Walter.  They lived in San Antonio, TX and returned to the Huron area after completion of Wayne’s military duty.  She worked for St. John’s Hospital, Ravens and Huron Alignment.

In 1999, Wayne and Alberta moved to Minnesota.  In 2009, Alberta returned to Huron and in 2012 she moved to Stevens Point, WI.  There she lived out the remainder of her days. 

She is survived by five children, Kay (Randy) Bauder of Huron, Wendy (Rick) Schryber of Herndon, VA, Reg (Jill) Walter of Stevens Point, WI, Arlys (Jeff) Moser of Kalispell, MT and Linda (Steve) Hagland of Buffalo, MN; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Reuben (Betty) Decker of Seattle, WA and Albert (Marilyn) Decker of Huron; one sister, Gladys Wedel of Huron; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Decker of Reedley, CA and Gwendolyn Wipf of Ventura, CA.

Alberta was preceded in death by both parents; husband, Wayne Walter; 6 brothers, John K., Jake T., Sam J., Dave T., Harry and Joe Decker; 6 sisters, Mary Kleinsasser, Kathryn Glanzer, Adena Hofer, Sally Hofer Waldner, Ann Wipf, and Martha Decker; and numerous other relatives.

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