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Get all your Community information here! There's information on school including a link to Maple Lake Public Schools, area obituaries, and links to various places in the Maple Lake Community. You will also find a link to the Friends of the Maple Lake Library and Maple Chamber of Commerce.  If you have anything happening in the community and would like these programs and/or events to show up in our "Community" Section of our Messenger, e-mail your information to news@maplelakemessenger.com.  Please make sure to check out our Community section of the Messenger which usually shows up in pages 4-6 of the newspaper.

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Yvette Potter, Clearwater

Memorial services were at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Daniel Funeral Home in Clearwater, for Yvette Marie Potter, age 72, of Clearwater. She died Friday, March 29, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital with her family at her side. The Rev. Steven Hoffman of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater officiated the service. Inurnment will be at a later date. Yvette was born on July 20, 1940, in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Octave and Annette (Frechette) Laurin. She attended school at St. Boniface until, as a teenager, she moved with her parents to North Minneapolis in 1955. She attended North High School and graduated in 1958. She was united in marriage to Stephen Potter on Nov. 12, 1958. They then made their home in Buffalo, where their three children were born. She always considered her three children to be her biggest accomplishment. As a young woman, she worked in downtown Minneapolis.

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William Erickson, Lebanon, Ind.

William Martin “Bill” Erickson, 86, of Lebanon, Ind., formerly of New Richmond, Ind., passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation at Parkwood in Lebanon. Funeral mass was Monday, April 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lebanon, with Rev. Dave Hellman officiating. Rosary at Myers Mortuary and internment with military rites at Oak Hill Grant Avenue Cemetery in Carwfordsville, Ind. followed. Memorials in memory of William Erickson may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lebanon. Online condolences may be made to myersmortuary.com.

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Sep

Kelly Hartneck, Buffalo

Kelly J. Hartneck, age 46, of Buffalo, and formerly of Annandale, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born on March 17, 1967, in Minneapolis, the son of Roger Hartneck and Karen Kelly. Kelly was the proprietor of KJH Construction. He loved fishing, hunting, was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed cooking, antique collecting, liked working with his hands, was a former businessman who always gave to others. Survived by children: Michael and Kyle Horton and K.J. Hartneck; parents: Roger Hartneck, of Annandale, and Karen Hartneck, of Crystal; siblings: Dori (Ed) Slicer, of Buffalo, Brad Hartneck, of St. Michael, and Ryan (Cassie) Hartneck, of New Hope; four nieces and two nephews; other relatives and friends. Kelly's love for life and generous spirit was felt by all his loved ones. He will be deeply missed. A Mass of Christian Burial for Kelly Hartneck was Monday, April 15, at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Francis in Buffalo.

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Sep

Two Maple Lakers to graduate from SMSU

Riley Jerome Decker and Laura Christine Johnson, of Maple Lake, are set to graduate Magna Cum Laude, with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.79, from Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall on May 11. 

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Sep

Cletus Latour, Annandale

Cletus J. Latour, age 81, of Annandale, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the Wellstead of Rogers. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale, with Fr. Victor Valencia officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Annandale. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and at the church one hour prior to services. There will be a prayer service 7 p.m. Monday. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association are preferred. Cletus Joseph Latour was born June 27, 1931, at Maple Lake to Hubert and Viola (Rassat) Latour. During the Korean War, he served as a member of the U.S. Army. Cletus then worked as a livestock trucker, hog farmer, and Ready Mix truck driver. He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Father O’Brien’s Council Knights of Columbus #3613 and Maple Lake VFW Post #131.

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Sep

Anderson to attend U of M, Morris

Jenna Anderson, of Maple Lake, has been accepted to and has chosen to attend the University of Minnesota, Morris, one of the most respected public liberal arts colleges in the nation. Anderson, a 2013 graduate of Maple Lake High School, will attend Morris beginning in the fall.

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Sep

Festival of Nations May 3 at MLE

The Festival of Nations 6th Annual Event is planned for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 3, at Maple Lake Elementary School. Students researched 33 different countries and will present their information in the elementary gym. Everyone is welcome.

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Sep

Viola M. Frederick, Annandale

Viola M. Frederick, age 100, of Annandale, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Annandale Care Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m.. Friday, May 10, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale with Rev. Dave Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at the Cokato Finnish Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and one hour prior to the service, Friday, at the church. Viola Marie Frederick was born Jan. 27, 1913, in Middle River to Walter and Anna (Nicka) Matsen. She was united in marriage to Clifford Widlund and he preceded her in death. She was later united in marriage to Lawrence Frederick and he also preceded her in death. She lived most of her life in Annandale, living a short time in Minneapolis and Walker. Viola owned and operated Mom’s Café in South Haven in the 1950s and went on to work at the Twin Cities Arsenal in New Brighton. She was a former member of the Walker Legion Auxiliary.

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Sep

Robert "Bob" Glynn, Maple Lake

Survived by wife, Audrey; sons, James, Robert, Richard (Kathy), Thomas (Rita), and Stephen; daughter, Mary Block (Michael); 13 grandchildren; brothers, James, Tom (Carmel); sisters, Rosemary Law and Elizabeth Ann Glynn and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife and mother of his children, Catherine Horton Glynn; infant son, Mark; parents, Jay and Marie Flanagan Glynn; brother, Earl; brother-in-law, Patrick Law; sister-in-law, Helen Glynn. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake. Interment at St. Timothy Cemetery. Memorials preferred to St. Timothy School Scholarship Fund.

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Sep

Larry C. Oftelie, Maple Lake

Larry C. Oftelie, age 65, of Maple Lake, passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord on May 4, 2013, at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo. Services will be 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Maple Lake. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Larry was born in Crookston on Feb. 17, 1948, to Knute and Helen Oftelie. He was baptized on April 26, 1948, and confirmed on Oct. 6, 1963, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston. He graduated from Crookston High School on June 1, 1966. Larry served his country in the US Army from March of 1968 to March of 1970, serving one year in Vietnam. He served in the US Army Reserves until May of 1972. He married Judy Tufte on Nov. 26, 1971. Larry served with the Happy Hooligans of the US Air National Guard of North Dakota from 1972 until his retirement in 1991.

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