Arthur Anderson

Services for Arthur Anderson will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Bethany Lutheran Church, Luverne. Visitation is one hour before the service in the church. Burial is in Beaver Creek Cemetery, Beaver Creek.

Arthur Bernard Anderson, 90, Beaver Creek, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.

Arthur Anderson was born to Andrew S. and Bertha (Bervin) Anderson on Sept. 23, 1910, on a farm southeast of Luverne. At the age of 3 he moved with his family to a farm on the northeast edge of Beaver Creek. He graduated from Beaver Creek High School in 1928. He worked on paving crews on U.S. Highways 16 and 75. He also operated a threshing machine in the area. Following the death of his father in 1936 he came back to farm with his mother until his marriage.

He married Leone Sandstede in 1945 in Luverne. In 1977 they moved to Beaver Creek where he worked as an assessor and real estate appraiser. He lost a hand in a farming accident in 1961 and in 1996 he fell down a stairway suffering a head injury, forcing him into full retirement. He moved to the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills in October 2000.

Mr. Anderson was a charter member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne and served the church for many years as a deacon and a delegate to the Synod. He was on the Beaver Creek Township Board for many years and on the Beaver Creek and Hills-Beaver Creek School Boards for a combined 27 years. He enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Leone Anderson, Beaver Creek; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Dorenda Anderson, Beaver Creek; one daughter, Mary Hains, Duluth; grandchildren, Jodi and Jeff Harkness and daughters, Ashley and Alison, Sioux Falls, S.D., Wendy Anderson, Baton Rouge, La., Andrew Anderson, La Crosse, Wis., Alexander Hains, Northfield, and Kristin Hains, Duluth; one brother, the Rev. Paul Anderson, Eau Claire, Wis.; and one sister, Emma Rush, Piedmont, Mo.

Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and five sisters.

Engebretson Funeral Home, Luverne, is in charge of arrangements.

Geziena Haan

Geziena "Gertie" Haan, 88, Hills, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth.

Services were Monday, April 2, at United Reformed Church in Hills. The Rev. Keith Davis officiated. Burial was in United Reformed Church Cemetery in Hills.

Gezinea Timmer was born to John and Gezina (Klap) Timmer on March 22, 1913, in Clinton Township, Rock County. She grew up and attended school in the Steen area.

She married Auko Haan on Sept. 26, 1931, in Sanborn, Iowa. They farmed together from 1931 to 1946 where she worked side by side with her husband. Thy moved to Hills on Aug. 31, 1946. She became a resident of Parkview Manor in Ellsworth in December 1997.

Mrs. Haan was an active member of Hills Christian Reformed Church, now renamed Hills United Reformed Church, where she was a member of the willing workers, Esther Circle and one of the first ladies to start "Cash for Trash" for Hills Christian School to earn extra money. She kept busy crocheting, doing beadwork and going to many of the activities at Parkview Manor. One of her favorite pastimes was sitting and enjoying the outdoors and reading her Bible.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Beatrix "Betty" and Orvel Ohling, Ellsworth; five granddaughters and husbands, Irene and Mike Gacke, Ellsworth, Loretta and Marvin Bakker, Chandler, Audrey and Dave Dobernecker, Adrian, Lois and Keith Hebig, Luverne, and Elaine and Dan Rydell, St. Peter; 10 great-grandchildren, Amanda (Paul) Sandbulte, Mikell and Morgan Hebig, all of Luverne, Andrew Wiekeraad, Chandler, Jeremy (special friend, Jessica) Dobernecker, Heather Dobernecker, all of Adrian, Brian and Lisa Gacke, Ellsworth, Cassy and Nick Rydell, St. Peter, two great-great-grandchildren, Michaella Sandbulte and Dominic Dobernecker, Luverne; one sister, Elizabeth Elbers, Steen; one sister-in-law, Esther Timmer, Green Valley, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Haan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Auko Haan, one daughter and son-in-law, Fannie and Corky Wiekeraad, one granddaughter, Gladys Loraine Haan, four brothers, Eppo, Harm, Gus, and Esdert Timmer, and one sister, Emma Fikse.

Roste Funeral Home, Hills, was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Tapp

Mildred Tapp, 80, Modesto, Calif., formerly of Hills, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, from cancer.

Services were Wednesday, March 21, at Big Valley Community Church in Modesto.

Mildred Wissink was born to Jake and Annie Wissink on July 21, 1920, in Steen She received her grade school education in the Steen Public School and graduate from Hills High School in 1937. Following high school she attended and earned her teaching certificate from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. She taught school in Iowa and Minnesota.

She married Hilbert Tapp on June 29, 1943, in her parentÕs home, rural Beaver Creek. The couple lived in Hills until 1957 when they moved to Modesto with their children. She continued her education and earned her California teaching credentials from California State University in Stanislaus, Calif. She took night classes while raising her children. Her 35 years of teaching kindergarten was in the Stanislaus Union School District.

Mrs. Tapp was an active member of Big Valley Church in Modesto.

Survivors include her husband, Hilbert Tapp, Modesto; one son and daughter-in-law, Vernon and Christine Tapp, Citrus Heights, Calif., three daughters and two sons-in-law, Peggy and Tim Wilson, Delores Young and Adele and Chris Gonsaga; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Harold Wissink, Steen, and one sister, Joan Hoogeveen, Steen.

Mrs. Tapp was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James.

Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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