Friday, August 31, 2018

Message from Gwenda- Eula's daughter

Hi Barb, Mom, Eula, it's having a hard time. Her congestive heart failure has caused more problems and then she fell. Bruised up pretty but only thing broken was her thumb. She's not on her computer as much but I know she'd love to hear from her friends at Magnolia.

Thanks, Gwenda

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Fun in the Pool

Here are some of the folks who live in Magnolia year around and they are having fun in the pool. With his head almost completely out of sight is DJ Baustian who is Marge Soole's son, next is Anita Nelson, Kathy Baustian, Dick Nelson, and Fred Rabe. The Baustians live on Pecos in what was Pat Jones' house. I'm sure everyone knows Dick and Anita and certainly Fred. It's nice to see them having fun and it's also nice to see that they have hats on their heads. It won't be long and some of the Winter Texans will be pulling into Texas as here it is almost September. The summer has flown by!

Bill Sturgeon's Obituary

William Geoffrey Sturgeon 1927 ~ 2018 William Sturgeon passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 1, 2018 at the age of 90 years. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Olive Sturgeon; sister, Kathleen (Jack) Hancock; sister, Margorie (Gary) Hughes; infant brother, Nevalon; niece, Wendy Guider; two grandchildren, Rhys Sturgeon and Angela Sturgeon; in-laws, Edward and Johanna Krueger; and brother-in-law Albert Krueger. William was born August 24, 1927 in the Halbrite, SK area to William and Olive Sturgeon. He took his early schooling in Halbrite and later attended a welder's college in Winnipeg. William spent several years working in British Columbia. On his return to Saskatchewan he met and married Esther Krueger on July 11, 1950. Following their marriage William and Esther established a farming life in the Midale, Saskatchewan area. Together they raised their three sons on the family farm. William's passions in life, besides his family, were farming and restoring old tractors. He was an active member of the Souris Valley (Midale) Antique Association. In retirement, William and Esther became full fledged "snowbirds", travelling to Texas for 23 years. William will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 68 years, Esther Sturgeon of Weyburn, SK; sons, Donald (Teresa) Sturgeon of Midale, SK; James (Arlene) Sturgeon of Tobin Lake, SK and Kenneth (Joan) Sturgeon of Midale, SK; grandchildren, Jessica (Jason), Danine, Rhea, and Hanna; brother-in-law Gary (Lois) Hughes; nephews, Bob (Eva) Ziehl, and Steven (Joanne) Hughes; Cathy (Stan) Stapleton, Rebecca (Ian) St. Laurent. A Graveside Service and Interment was held on Tuesday August 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery at Weyburn, Saskatchewan with Reverend Brian Woods officiating. Donations in memory of William may be made to Weyburn Humane Society. Condolences may be left at: Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, 306-842-5432

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Mel Stavrum's obituary

Mel's funeral: Wake is on Mon 8/27 from 4-8pm funeral services is on Tue 8/28 at 11am. St Luke's Catholic Church 17144-17498 Huber Ave NW Clearwater MN 55320

Melvin R. Stavrum

1923 - 2018 Obituary Condolences Flowers
Melvin R. Stavrum Obituary
Melvin R. Stavrum

Clearwater - Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Clearwater of Melvin R. Stavrum, age 95 of Clearwater who passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Dennis Backer will officiate. Burial will take place with military honors at the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday and after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Luke's Catholic Church. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. immediately followed by the Clearwater American Legion Post #323 on Monday at the church. Arrangements are being made by the Daniel Funeral Home, Clearwater.

Melvin was born August 16, 1923 in Clearwater, Minnesota to Avon and Otillia (Neft) Stavrum. He was a United States Navy Veteran of WWII. Melvin married Virginia M. Bowder on May 5, 1945 at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta. He was employed by T & O Plastics in Clearwater for 30 years, retiring in 1989. He was an avid square dancer and a member of the Beaux and Belles square dance club, the Clearwater Lions, Clearwater American Legion Post #323 and St. Luke's Parish.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; children, Beverly (David Clarkson) Lokensgard of South St. Paul, Connie Dziuk of Greenfield, Bob (Bev) of Clearwater, Ken of Clearwater, Mark (Pam) of Plymouth, and Lisa (Jim) Ludescher of St. Augusta; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia Wills of Minneapolis.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ionilla Ley; one brother, Norman; and two great-grandchildren, Charles Bixler, Jr. and Travis Monson; and son-in-law, Perry Dziuk.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Just received

From Reggie:
"Hello Barb,  another Loss to report to you. Mel Stavrum passed away peacefully, around midnight last night. He had a knee replacement, then infection flared up and his kidneys started to fail. No arrangements have been made yet this morning. "

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Interesting Truck

Remember this truck?? It was in the park last season for a short time and we thought it was very interesting. They pulled that 5th wheel parked next to it and did create a lot of interest when they drove in. Unfortunately neither of us can remember what year it was but it was in tip-top shape.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Friend/Messenger Type of Posts

I really do appreciate the fact that Magnolia residents are looking out for each other but the latest thing that is going around is a hoax which has been on-going for years. It refers to accepting a friend request from someone named Fabrizio Brambilla and if you do that he will have access to your computer. NOT TRUE!

Here is a link to Snopes which will explain it all. Snopes is always a good place to go if you get something like this and don't know if it is true or not. Go to Snopes and check it out.

I do want to reiterate I think it's great that we are watching out for each other and often times we think of Magnolia friends like family. It's a very nice feeling to have.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Dave Bruun with his 1st Place Trophey

I hope Mary doesn't mind but I took this photo from her Facebook page. Dave won 1st place in a car show in the 1954 and earlier category. It looks like quite a car and he/they should be proud.

If there is anyone from the park who has something they would like to share from their summer that they think others would enjoy please send them to me (Deon)

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