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Irvin A. Scheel


Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Irvin A. Scheel, 79, of Mabel, longtime editor and publisher of the Mabel Record, died of cancer December 17, 2001 at his home.

Born Jan. 16, 1922, in St. Cloud, Minn., to Paul and Amelia (Engel) Scheel. He graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1940, and attended Drew's Business College in St. Cloud, the University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State College. From 1941 to 1943 he assembled gun sights for the Navy at Honeywell in Minneapolis. In 1943 he played first French horn in the Duluth Symphony Orchestra and worked at Diamond-Caulk and Horseshoe Co. In 1944 he moved to New York City, joined the Musician's Union and worked at S.H. Kress Co. in Greenwich Village.

After World War II, he returned to St. Cloud and worked at Security Blank Book & Printing. In 19 he moved to Davenport, Iowa, and in 1950 moved to Chicago to work for the Phoenix Printing Co. While in Chicago he attended Washburn Trade School to learn the Linotype and also played the French horn in the Chicago Civic Orchestra. He then was a Linotype operator at various newspapers in Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota, and was news editor and column writer at the World weekly newspaper in Staples, Minn. In 1957 he purchased the Mabel Record and served as editor and publisher. On Sept. 20, 1958, he married Gwynne J. Amdahl of Mabel. He bought the Harmony News in 1965 and later the Lanesboro Leader, and also owned and operated the Castle Theater in Mabel for a number of years. He retired in 1987. In 1995 he published his first novel, "Preacher Boy."

He was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church, served on the church council and wrote the lyrics for the 1991 church centennial hymn. He was a former member of the Mabel Business Association and Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Laurie (Luther) Martell of Northfield, Minn., Jennifer (Chris) Nelson of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Alison (Shawn) Bangs of Canton; a son, Major Lynn (Roseanna) of Montgomery, Ala.; five grandchildren; and a sister, Elaine Davis of St. Cloud. He was preceded in death by an infant brother.

The funeral has held December 21, 2001 at Mabel First Lutheran Church, with the Revs. Allen Hermeier and Gene Hermeier co-officiating. Burial was in Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
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Avis Schroder

Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Avis Schroder, 70, of rural Wykoff, a bookkeeper, died November 29, 2001 at her home.

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William Ryan

Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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William Ryan, 76, of Harmony, a longtime area farmer, died Monday Dec. 17, 2001 at his home.

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Florence O. Hatleli

Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Florence O. Hatlelii, 84, of Rushford, a longtime farm homemaker, died December 17, 2001 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

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Adeline C. Amdahl

Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Adeline C. Amdahl, 87, of Mabel, a former farm homemaker and store operator, died December 15, 2001 at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel where she had resided since July 1999.

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Lanesboro Cheerleaders

Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Lanesboro Cheerleaders. Left to right: Kayla Brekke, Erin Jandro, Megan Norstad, Margi Abrahamson, Jodi Hanson. Not pictured: Stephanie Lee.

Lanesboro Girls Basketball Team

Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Lanesboro Girls Basketball. Front row from left: Michelle Lawstuen, Katie Lynch, Alesha Sveen, Emily Attwood. Middle row: Jessica Overland, Erin Horihan, Jessi McCabe, Misty Draper, Sarah Flattum. Back row: Brenda Mensink, Ellen Waldo, Christina Lukk ..... 
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Lanesboro Boys Basketball Team

Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Lanesboro Boys Basketball. Front row from left: Chris Twite, Ross Johnson, Brad Dybing, Adam Drinkall. Back row: Cody Johnson, David Lukkason, Andy Kingsbury, Brandon Papenfuss, Ben Peterson. Not pictured: Tom Moen, Ryan Benson.

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