The homes of Doris Diekmann, Jeff & Jill Diekmann, and Tom & Lisa Diekmann were the headquarters for Diekmann offspring last weekend, namely: Dale & Linda Diekmann, Parkland, FL; Lee Diekmann, Lutz, FL; Ginny & Bruce Bertrand, Slayton; Marcie & Jim Cowan, Iona; Brad Diekmann and Gene & Linda Diekmann, all of Chanhassen; Sharon & Ken Rupp, Granite Falls and LuAnn & Layne Nelson, Stanley, ND along with their extended families. They came to celebrate the marriage of Adam Diekmann and Blake Ahlers at St. Anthony Catholic Church on June 28th. Adam & Blake are making their home in rural Lismore. Congratulations!
The community extends sympathy to the family of Mel Kohorst. Mel passed away July 1st at the Luverne Vets Home. He and his wife, Vicki, have been residents of Lismore for over 30 years and raised four children. Mel operated the Electric Motor Shop. Many commented, “If Mel couldn’t fix a motor, no one could!" He always had a smile for everyone he met. His wife, Vicki, children Kathy, Stacy, Chaz, & Ryan and their families survive Mel. Blessed be his memory.
Tammi Kremin and her son, Trace, recently lost their home and personal belongings as a result of a house fire in Lismore. Luckily, they were not home/injured. If you would like to help the Kremin’s, please send your donation to the First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 97, Lismore, MN 56155.
Loren “Pete” and Terese Marie Peterburs of Mesa, Arizona (formerly of Lismore) are at the Adrian Campground for most of July. They will be visiting friends and relatives in the area. Stop by to see them!
Congratulations to the Lismore athletes earning All-State Academic honors in track this spring: They include: Christina Loonan (Bill & Raevette), Dillon John (James & Shelly), and Morgan Sauer (Barry & Kerry). Other athletes receiving the same honor were: Amber Preuss (Tom & Christy) and Jaden Balster (Larry & Sharon), both of Adrian and Nicole Slater (Gary & Theresa) of Wilmont.
A huge rummage sale is being planned for Saturday, August 23rd on the grounds of the old school. For more information about setting up a table, you may contact Gloria at 507-358-7190.
A 4th of July tradition has stood the test of time for the families of the late Stanley Diekmann and Melvin Lutmer. These two families have gotten together for a picnic every July for 50 years!! Stanley & Melvin raised their large families many years ago and lived within a mile of each other in rural Lismore. Both men died in 1996~just two weeks apart! The matriarchs of this bunch, Doris Diekmann and Darleen Lutmer, gather their families so these "forever neighbors" can enjoy the sunshine, laughter, fierce yard game competitions, and good food at the Lismore Park. Unfortunately, Darleen had to miss out on the tradition for the first time ever as she was hospitalized at Sanford in Sioux Falls. Get well soon, Darleen!!
Vickie Leinen and her good friend, Ardella Malowitz of Luverne made their annual trek to Country Fest in Cadott, WI (near Chippewa Falls) in June. Vickie's daughter, Kaitlin, and Ardella were fortunate to win general admission tickets through US95 The Hot Country Highway radio station. The guidelines for the competition were to stake a poster/sign/display outside your home advertising Country Fest and US95. Kaitlin shared her free ticket with Kelsey Wiertzema of Sioux Falls and Ardella treated her granddaughters to their first time experience. Despite the storms, 4" of rain and mud, they also had 84 degree temps. The gals encountered several other "locals" during the weekend of country music. Most memorable moment for Kaitlin and Kelsey: seeing Blake Shelton.
Out-of-town visitors in the Dave & Deb Lutmer home during the weekend were: Rick & Linda Bartl, Mitchell, SD; Bruce Lutmer, Brooklyn Park; Will & McCall Lutmer, Sioux Falls, SD and Lori Delano & her friend, Doug, of Annandale. They all came especially to check in on Dave, following his surgery and Darleen, a patient in the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
The Lismore community extends sympathy to the family of Doris Lorang. Doris passed away at the South Shore Care Center in Worthington where she was surrounded by her family. Doris and her husband, Joe, farmed near Lismore. Like all farm families, they worked hard and instilled the sense of responsibility in their seven children. Jerry, Mike, Mark, Kent, Jane, Nancy, & Marsha and their families survive Doris. Blessed be her memory!
Spending the Fourth of July weekend in the home of her mom, Joyce Erdman, was Nancy Decker and her two granddaughters, Jaycee (2) and Ithica (1) of Yale, SD. Joyce enjoyed their visit and had a fun time but reports that those two little girls have a lot of energy!!!