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Gladys Judith Swain


Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Gladys Judith Swain, 93, of Rushford, a homemaker, died March 7, 2001 at her home.

Gladys Judith Williams was born May 15, 1907, on the Humble farm at Highland Prairie, moved to North Dakota with her family when she was 3 months old and returned to Minnesota when she was 7. She attended Rushford High School and graduated from Winona Business College. She attended Highland Prairie Lutheran Church as a child. On May 13, 1934, she married Ernest M. Swain at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church; he died Sept. 6, 1990. A member of Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson, she sang in the choir for many years, was active in WELCA and taught vacation Bible school. Her hobbies included rosemaling, hardanger, ceramic painting, needlework and macrame.

Survivors include a son, Gene (Christine) of Caledonia; two daughters, Joan (Robert) Terrill of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Ione (Lee) Loerch of Peterson; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Solveig Byboth of Minneapolis.

She was also preceded in death by a son, a brother and a sister.

The funeral for Gladys Judith Swain was held March 12, 2001 at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Burial was in West Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Peterson. Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
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Ronald Thorson

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Ronald Thorson, 65, of rural Mabel, a retired Lockheed Corp. employee, died April 28, 2001 at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah, Iowa.

Ronald was born Aug. 28, 1935, in Decorah to Levi and Esther (Rotvold) Thorson. He graduated ..... 
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Leonard Hare

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Leonard Hare passed away on May 29, 2001 in St. Paul, MN.

Leonard spent his childhood in Fillmore County and moved to St. Paul in 1946. On March 1, 1947 he married Agnes Hanson. Leonard served in the United States Army doing overseas duty in ..... 
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Karen Theresa Kiehne

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Karen Theresa Kiehne, 56, of Harmony died of cancer June 15, 2001.

Karen Sage was born May 28, 1945, in Waukegan, Ill. She graduated from Warren High School in Waukegan. She married Kenneth Kiehne on June 14, 1964, and they lived in Californ ..... 
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Gilma Thoen Walsh

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Monica Marie Westphal, 81, died June 14, 2001 at the home of her daughter in Spring Valley.

Monica Nedved was born May 24, 1920, in Pocohantis, Iowa, and married Dale G. Westphal on Feb. 10, 1940, in Fairmont, Minn. The couple lived in Pocoh ..... 
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Emma A. Swor

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Emma A. Swor, 94, of Rochester, formerly of Chatfield and Duluth, died June 18, 2001 at her home.

Emma Ann Schackor was born Jan. 1, 1907, in Silva, N.D. On Aug. 4, 1926, she married Samuel E. Swor at her parents' home in Silva and they made ..... 
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Blanche L Oliver

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Blanche L Oliver, 101, of Chatfield, died June 14, 2001 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had lived since February of 1999.

Blanche Kendall was born Aug. 18, 1899, in Chatfield. She attended school through the eighth gr ..... 
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Ethel E. Love

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Ethel E. Love, 92, of Harmony, a retired nurse, died June 15, 2001 at Harmony Care Center.

Ethel E. Burgstahler was born April 28, 1909, in Fessenden, N.D. to Adolph & Mathilda (Mietz) Burgstahler. She grew up in North Dakota and received he ..... 
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Russell M. Lichty

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Russell M. Lichty, 78, of rural Eyota, died June 13, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital.

He was born Aug. 21, 1922, in Forestville Township, Fillmore County. On Feb. 12, 1944, he married Bernice Mensink in Cherry Grove Church. He farmed near Cherr ..... 
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