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Peter J. Thauwald


Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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Peter Jerome Thauwald died at the V.A. Hospital in Waco, Texas, on Monday, April 23, 2001. He was 87 years old.

Peter Thauwald was born in Gibbon, Minn. on September 17, 1913. He was a hair-dresser and served as secretary-treasurer of the Minnesota State Board of Examiners of Cosmetology for ten years. On March 12, 1942, he enlisted in the Army and was assigned to the 5th Armored Division Tank Battalion, driving a light tank. He saw action in Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland. On December 12, 1944, during the battle of the Huertgen Forest in Germany, his tank exploded a land mine and was destroyed. Mr. Thauwald lost both legs below the knee and was honorably discharged November 16, 1945. During his recuperation he met a nurse named Dorothea Ice. They were married on August 30, 1947. He was later appointed to the Veterans Administration as a prosthetic representative... “to teach others to walk,” and retired in 1980. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and Brazos Meadows Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son Pete (Marsha) Thauwald of Waco; a daughter, Katherine Thauwald of Fort Worth, Texas; and three grandsons. He was proceeded in death by his wife, Dorothea; his mother, Clara Thauwald; two sisters, Holly Brissman and Dolores Bridges; and a brother, Dale Thauwald.

The services for Mr. Thauwald were held Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Brazos Meadows Baptist Church in Hewitt, Texas. Internment followed the ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery.

John F. “Jack” Schaefer

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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John F. "Jack" Schaefer, 81, of Fairfax, Minn., formerly of Preston, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, in the Wabasso Care Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born May 10, 1919, in Cresco, Iowa. He attended country schools in Fillmore County ..... 
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Velma G. Nolan

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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Velma G. Nolan, 78, of Harmony, formerly of Granger, died April 22, 2001 at Good Samaritan Center in Preston following a long illness.

Survivors include her husband of Good Samaritan Center; two sons, Gary and Larry, both of Harmony; two dau ..... 
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G. Oliver Loken

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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G. Oliver Loken, 86, of Rushford, a retired farmer, died Tuesday (April 24, 2001) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

He was born March 22, 1915, in Canada. On Oct. 19, 1938, he married Lucille A. Pederson in Lanesboro and they farme ..... 
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Ivan V. Kukuk

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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Ivan Kukuk, 77, of Lanesboro, formerly of Sioux Falls, SD, died Friday, April 6, 2001 at his granddaughter’s home in Larchmont, NY of an apparent heart attack.

Ivan Vere Kukuk, son of Austin Kenneth and Estella Tillie (Herman) Kukuk, was born ..... 
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Doris E. Hoff Koonst

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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Doris E. Hoff Koonst, 71, of Hastings, Minn., formerly of Mabel, died of cancer Monday (April 23, 2001) at Regina Medical Center.

Doris E. Hoff was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Mabel, and later lived in St. Paul and Tucson, Ariz., before moving to ..... 
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Lawrence Karlson

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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Lawrence Karlson, 42, of Rushford died April 19, 2001 at his home.

He was born Aug. 30, 1958. After finishing school, he did carpentry. He owned and operated several carpentry businesses in the Rushford area. He also loved trout fishing and ..... 
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Arthur G. Johnson

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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Arthur G. Johnson, 98, of Rushford, a longtime area farmer and retired carpenter, died April 19, 2001 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

He was born Oct. 19, 1902, in Preble Township, Fillmore County. On Sept. 7, 1933, he married My ..... 
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Burton C. Jacobson

Fri, Apr 27th, 2001
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Burton C. Jacobson, 84, of Wykoff, a former farmer and retired Rochester Methodist Hospital employee, died Tuesday (April 24, 2001) at his home following a lengthy illness.

He was born Jan. 3, 1917, in Havelock, Iowa, grew up there and worke ..... 
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