Ainsworth Star Journal

Funeral services for Tom Linn were held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Berean Fundamental Church in Gregory. Burial was at the Graceland Cemetery in Burke. Clausen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Tom was born in Davenport, IA, on August 7, 1962 and moved to California in his early 20’s. He has owned R & D Air Conditioning in Bellflower, CA, for 22 years. Although his occupation was in air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration, he spent 20 years coaching baseball, softball, wrestling, and football for youth sports in the city of Norwalk and at Calvary Chapel Downey Christian School. In November of 2013, he was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. He passed away on January 30, 2016. Tom is survived by his wife Amber Linn of Norwalk, CA; daughter Renee (Troy) James of Beresford; sons, Micah (Allie) Linn of Beresford and Caleb (Alyssa) Linn of Orange City, IA; daughters Micayla Linn, Cailey Linn and Calissa Linn, all of Norwalk, CA; grandchildren Malachi and Micah James; his mom Jo Linn of Paullina, IA; sister Becky Linn of Redfield, IA; parents-in-law Pharis and Jan Fedde of Lakewood, CA; sisters-in-law April (Randy) Verhoef and Yoli (Jonathon) Musgrave as well as nephews and nieces.

Funeral services for Velma Shavlik were held at the First United Methodist Church in New Ulm, MN, at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016 with Pastor Jo Anne Taylor officiating. Burial will take place in the New Ulm City Cemetery in the late spring. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm, MN, was in charge of arrangements. Velma Dorothy Holub was born March 15, 1919 to Emil and Bessie (Matucha) Holub in Burke. She was united in marriage to Archie Shavlik on July 6, 1939 in Burke. The couple had five sons whom together they raised in New Ulm, MN. Velma worked for ten years at Tachtronics in New Ulm, MN and spent an additional 11 years with 3M in New Ulm, MN, before retiring. In life, Velma had a variety of hobbies and passions which included knitting, crocheting, and listening to old time music. She also enjoyed cooking and baking, spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren grow. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in New Ulm. Velma Dorothy Shavlik, age 96 of New Ulm died at her home in New Ulm on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Velma is survived by her sons, Gene (Wendy) Shavlik of Spring Park, MN, Dwight (Gretchen) Shavlik of New Ulm, MN, Gary (Cathy) Shavlik of Alexandria, VA, Craig (Leslie) Shavlik of Walker, MN; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Jane Smith of Burke; brother, John Holub of Burke; daughter-in-law, Sharon Shavlik of New Ulm, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Archie Shavlik; son, Wally Shavlik; and brothers, Arthur and Frank Holub. Online condolence may be left at

Funeral services for Marvin Bailey were held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairfax with Pastor Jordon Andreasen officiating. Music was provided by Joan Swan, soloist, accompanied by Viola Wittmuss, organist. Margaret Baker and Marilyn Weidner were in charge of registration. Casket bearers were Kelly Bailey, Chris Bailey, Kevin Bailey, Cory Bailey, Elvin Ferguson, Mark Bailey, Dennis Nolan, Dan Nolan and Monte Bailey. Honorary casket bearers were Eben Bailey, Rich Bailey, Gayle Bailey, Earl Bailey, Fred Bailey and Donny Bailey. Interment was in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Fairfax. Clausen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Marvin Elvin Bailey was born September 7, 1933 to Elvin and Tracy (Janousek) Bailey in their Bonesteel farmhouse. He was the third of fifteen children. On November 3, 1953, Marvin married Karen Gies. Together they had four children, Barbara, Doug, Cathy, and Bruce. In 1965, they purchased the Bailey homestead and Marvin fulfilled his passion of becoming a rancher. He took great pride in this work - sharing his love for it with his brothers, sons and grandsons. In 1980, he made the homestead their own by building, with the help of his father-in-law, Jake Gies, a new home. This Bonesteel ranch became the home and meeting place for many family and friends. In 1995, Marvin’s health forced him to sell his livestock and semi-retire from ranching. For many years following, he assisted his brother in the fields and working cattle. Shortly following their 50th wedding anniversary, Marvin had a stroke on Christmas Eve 2003. Despite not being able to communicate, he always wanted to be included and on-the-go. He played cards. He shuffled to his kids and grandkids houses for gatherings and attended great-grandkid’s sporting events. In October 2014, Marvin left his Bonesteel homestead for a Sioux Falls home where he resided and surrounded himself with family. Marvin Elvin Bailey, age 82, of Sioux Falls passed away on February 1, 2016. Marvin was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Kienast; parents, Elvin and Tracy; two sisters and five brother-in-laws. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Karen Bailey; sons, Doug and Bruce; daughter, Cathy (Gary) Sherman; brothers and sisters, Judy (Dale) Nolan, Dorothy Ferguson, Nola (Elden) Nolan, Eben (Patty) Bailey, Richard (Margaret Ann) Bailey, Ruth (Gary) Lundberg, Gayle (Harriet) Bailey, Earl (Tootie) Bailey, Leah (Roy) England, Sherrill Kinzie, Fred (Marilyn) Bailey, and Donny (Gay) Bailey; 12 grandkids; 32 greatgrandkids; two great-great grandkids; and many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.

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