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larry (#47255152)
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Bio Photo Hey, Yoh, PUNKY, Was-Up?

Captured live by my loyal staff is a picture on the left of last years annual Halloween Party at the local cemetery. Yes, that is me leaving the cemetery in a ball of fire. The locals got quite a kick out of me.

With such a hot fire to sit on, my "Depends" were burnt and my behind felt like butt steak medium rare. I guess the smell was nasty, but I couldn't smell it as I was riding like the wind.

I have personally sponsored the annual goof ball Halloween Party at the local cemetery for the 7th year. When I stumbled onto this site called Find A Grave, I was so smitten that I wanted to immortalize it somehow and some way special. Soooo, shazaam, Halloween Festival rises like a Phoenix!

My neighbor Harold, helps me with the pumpkins. We steal them from the neighbor just down the road. We only take about 50 as he raises a 1000 or more. I don't think he even misses them. The only way he could prove they were his was to brand each one like the cowboys used to do to identify cattle. Imagine branding a 1000 pumpkins! If the brand was too hot, you would turn them into pumpkin pies.

The last few years we have allowed floats and have a panel of judges from the county courthouse pick the winning entry. Last year a musical group from the neighboring community won the parade trophy for most original creation, sound improvision, and visual creation. You see, the musical group sang songs from the Hit Group called Grateful Dead. They then coordinated with the local funeral home for the props. Those shiny caskets, plastic flowers, and those rocking roll songs belong to the ages.

Sack races were discontinued after contestants knocked down several tombstones last year. Also, we are currently reassessing the tractor pull contest. The local farmers just love it, but the spinning wheels of the tractors raised cane with the shrubbery as well as a number of markers.

Yes, we are having the Cemetery Street Dance. The group Born Again Fiddlers will provide the music. So, get on your dancing shoes and hoop skirts. The dance will take place down at the south end of the cemetery near the storage shed. The cemetery caretaker will MC the occasion. Hats off to Elwood P. Suggins, our beloved cemetery caretaker.

Once again we will pay tribute to the local fallen warriors buried in this hallowed ground. The local National Guard is providing an honor guard as well as two Abram tanks. The Air Guard declined the invitation for a fighter squadron flyover. Maybe next year.

Never to be forgotten, the refreshment committee once gain out performed themselves with novel ideas. Yes, this year we are having a pig roast. Orlo Johnson will provide an old boar named Big Slob. A barbecue pit is being dug by no other than Douglas Grave the postman. He is using the cemetery backhoe as picks and shovels are so "old time."

The local chapter of the Future Farmers of America are providing the chips, bread, and paper plates. (Goooo FFA, all the way FFA)

Liquids will be brought in brown paper sacks like last year. We like to think we help the Spirit Live ON so to speak.

Fireworks will end the night of festivities. The local Gun Club will provide the sound works. And no, the museum cannon will not participate. Last year Norvel Deerwood's barn took a direct hit. He still remains mad and resentful and will be home protecting what we call his Big Ugly, the sagging barn.

Well, it is time for a cupcake break and cup of coffee. See you ALL later!
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Dani Waters
Kerstens in MN
Hi Larry!

I noticed you have memorials for several of my Kersten family members, I was wondering if you were related? I'd love to compare notes!!

PS your bio is hilarious!

Added by Dani Waters on Oct 09, 2017 11:30 PM
Susan Garske Sylvester
Joseph Cavanaugh
Larry, Thank you so much for allowing the transfer of Joseph's memorial page. He and Helen now have a story and a man from California will be happy to see his father, Michael was included in that story. Sue
Added by Susan Garske Sylvester on Sep 24, 2017 9:37 AM
Vern B
Meeting chances?
Hey Larry,
Summer vacation should be over for you now that Labor Day has passed. I am going to be in the BIG City again this weekend. What are my chances of meeting the famous Punky D for some coffee and conversation. You can text or call me at 701-866-8887 or leave me a reply on Find A Grave. If I missed you again...let me down easy and I will keep trying. Vern Barker
Added by Vern B on Sep 20, 2017 7:58 PM
Your photo...
Only you Larry...only you 😁😄😁

~ Beth ~
Added by Beth on Sep 20, 2017 2:11 PM
Janet Morrison
Transfer of memorial page
My name is Janet Morrison (49348622). Alderic Doree was my great grandfather. Please see the family picture I have posted on his page. Please transfer ownership of his page to me. Sincerely, Janet Morrison.

Email is:
Added by Janet Morrison on Sep 18, 2017 8:23 AM
Michelle Leimer
RE: Armin Lieder
Added by Michelle Leimer on Sep 16, 2017 9:20 PM
Susan Garske Sylvester
Agusta and August Kloss
Thank you so much for transferring their memorial pages. His son will really be pleased. The obituaries are now on and I was able to link up more siblings and their daughter. Susan Garske Sylvester
Added by Susan Garske Sylvester on Sep 04, 2017 5:59 PM
Thank-you for posting headstones photos. I really appreciate all that you do!
Added by Lynn🌹Elizabeth on Sep 02, 2017 5:17 PM
Susan Garske Sylvester
Emma Kloss Mathan
Larry, I should have figured something was wrong when the gen web site had Emma Kloss Mathan married to her father-in-law. I have contacted the church twice to see if her husband Charles was buried in the same cemetery but they have not responded. I got proactive and looked up a nephew of Emma and Charles Mathan. He is in his 90's! He insisted that both Charles and Emma Kloss Mathan were not buried in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. He attended both their funerals. He said they were buried about a mile and a half down the road at Bethlehem United Church of Christ Cemetery now called Albion Evangelical United Church of Christ Cemetery. I went and visited the grave yard. I looked for an hour. A miracle!! There little headstones were both covered in dirt but I found them. I am deleting both Emma and Charles from Bethlehem Lutheran and placing them in the correct cemetery. I though you should know since you originally created Emma Kloss Mathan's memorial page. Tnank you, Susan Garske Sylvester
Added by Susan Garske Sylvester on Aug 30, 2017 6:58 AM
Sharon Christensen
RE: Morse Family Photo's
You are very welcome for the pictures. Thank you for sharing the information about them.
Take care.
Added by Sharon Christensen on Aug 29, 2017 8:42 AM
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