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Ray Harvey Thompson


Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Ray Harvey Thompson, 81, of Pilot Mound Township, rural Chatfield, a longtime area farmer, died Dec. 25, 2001 at his home.

He was born Jan. 27, 1920, in Pilot Mound Township, Fillmore County, and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1937. On Sept. 3, 1953, he married Vivian Engle at North Prairie Lutheran Church parsonage. Mr. Thompson lived on the family century farm in Pilot Mound Township all his life, farming first with his father and later with his son until May. He was a charter member of the Chatfield Brass Band and the Bucksnort Symphony, and was the leader of Tiny Ray and His Boys of Swiss swing orchestra. He was an agent and director for Spring Valley Mutual Insurance, a clerk for Pilot Mound Township for 27 years and was active in the Farm Bureau. A lifelong member of Pilot Mound Lutheran Church, he served as its janitor for more than 55 years, taught Sunday school, served on the cemetery board and was active in Lutheran Men in Mission.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sandra (Ken) Hess of Albuquerque, NM; a son, Robert (Kathie) of Pilot Mound; and four grandchildren. A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

The funeral for Ray Harvey Thompson was Dec. 28, 2001 at Pilot Mound Lutheran Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.
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Bette R. Tangen

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Bette R. Tangen, 64, of Spring Valley died December 20, 2001.

Bette Paulsen was born July 24, 1937, in Grand Meadow and grew up in the Ostrander area. She graduated from LeRoy High School in 1955. She worked as a nurse's aide in Worrall Hosp ..... 
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Grace Elaine Stockdale

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Grace Elaine Stockdale, 98, formerly of Spring Valley, died Dec. 24, 2001 at Ostrander Nursing Home, where she had lived for 16 months.

Grace Lubbers was born Sept. 12, 1903, in Elwood, IL, and as a child moved with her family to South Dako ..... 
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Luella Trusty

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Luella Trusty, 94, of Harmony, died Wednesday Dec. 19, 2001 at the Harmony Nursing Home.

Luella Florence Nelson, the daughter of Nels and Augusta Nelson, was born June 9, 1907. She was married and later divorced.

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Palmer P. Wangen

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Palmer P. Wangen, 79, of Canton, died Dec. 29, 2001 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

He was born Sept. 28, 1922, near Lanesboro in Fillmore County to Edward and Bertha (Olson) Wangen. He attended the Ohara School in rural Lanesb ..... 
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Edward F. Volkman

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Edward F. Volkman, 85, of Rushford, a former Lewiston police chief, died Dec. 26, 2001 in Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

He was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Hart Township, Winona County. He was reared in rural Lewiston and graduated from ..... 
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Kiley Ann Jones

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Kiley Ann Jones, of Wykoff, MN, 7 day old daughter of Robert C. Jones of Wykoff and Rebecca E. Swenson of Osage, IA, died January 2, 2002, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester where she was born December 26, 2001.

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William Ryan

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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William Ryan, 76, of Harmony, a longtime area farmer, died Dec. 17, 2001 at his home.

He was born July 24, 1925, in Cresco, IA, the son of Walter and Winnifred (Cashman) Ryan. On Nov. 12, 1945, he married Dorothy Benson in Canton. They lived ..... 
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Albert Hatlestad

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Albert Hatlestad, age 97, of Spring Valley, MN retired butter maker, died Jan. 2, 2002, at the Spring Valley Care Center where he had been a resident since July 2001. He was born Nov. 23, 1904, to James O. and Olga (Nordby) Hatlestad on a farm betwee ..... 
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