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Paul "PJ" James Nelson


Fri, Apr 13th, 2001
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Paul "PJ" James Nelson, 75, of rural Wykoff, died March 13, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a long illness.

He was born Jan. 23, 1926, in Austin, the son of Lars Christian Nikolai and Engeborg (Pedersen) Nielsen. He was raised in Austin, graduated from Austin High School in 1944 and served with the Marine Corp during World War II. He married Solveig M. Bjerke on July 8, 1945, in Grand Meadow. The couple made their home in Austin where he was employed by the Austin Police Department from 1946 to 1966. They then moved to the Twin Cities area where he worked as a supervisor at Silent Knight, a security company. He retired in 1988 due to ill health. In 1992 the couple moved to rural Wykoff. Paul was a member of the Wykoff American Legion and area pigeon clubs. He was a former member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and Westminister Presbyterian Church, both of Austin.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Stephen (Mary Lou) of Preston, James (Dorothy) of Blaine, Minn., Kenneth (Rose) of Minneapolis; a daughter, Karen (Dan) Clarin of Wykoff; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lorraine LaPorte of Rochester, Joyce Anderson and Betty (Joe) Smith both of Austin; and a brother, John (Doreen) Evenson of Woodbine, Ga. He was preceded in death by a son, seven brothers and five sisters.

The funeral for Paul "PJ" James Nelson was held March 16 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff with the Rev. Bernard Daiker of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston officiating. Burial following cremation will be in Carimona Cemetery in rural Preston at a later date. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Thomas Murphy

Fri, Apr 13th, 2001
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Charles Thomas Murphy, 78, of Whalan, a retired Quarve and Anderson Construction Co. employee, died March 13, 2001 at Winona Community Hospital.

He was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Lake City and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. H ..... 
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Alzada Margaret Moore

Fri, Apr 13th, 2001
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Alzada Margaret Moore, 84, of Chatfield, a homemaker, died March 9, 2001 at her home.

Alzada Margaret Block was born March 27, 1916, in rural Chatfield and lived in the Chatfield area all her life. On Oct. 7, 1944, she married Thomas R. Moor ..... 
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Gerald "Jerry" Samuels

Fri, Apr 13th, 2001
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Gerald "Jerry" Samuels, 66, of Chatfield, a retired Post-Bulletin employee, died April 5, 2001at his home following a brief illness.

He was born July 14, 1934, in Barron, Wis., and graduated from Barron High School in 1952. On July 3, 1953, h ..... 
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Esther Leona Sample

Fri, Apr 13th, 2001
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Esther Leona Sample, 96, of Spring Valley, died Friday (April 6, 2001) at the Ostrander Nursing Home where she had lived for about two and a half years.

Esther Miller was born May 5, 1904, in Frankford Township, Mower County. She attended co ..... 
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Dennis Waldo Nelson Sr.

Fri, Apr 13th, 2001
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Dennis Waldo Nelson Sr., 62, of St. Cloud, Fla., formerly of Chatfield, died March 30, 2001 in St. Cloud.

He was born Feb. 8, 1939, in Chatfield. He moved to central Florida in 1971. He worked as a mechanic.

Survivors include six chi ..... 
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Caroline Meyer

Fri, Apr 13th, 2001
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Caroline Meyer, 83, of Chatfield, a former farm homemaker, died April 7, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester where she had been a patient eight days.

Caroline Finley was born July 8, 1917, in rural Chatfield, graduated from Chatfield H ..... 
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Ivan V. Kukuk

Fri, Apr 13th, 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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Katelyn Nicole Guber

Fri, Apr 13th, 2001
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A graveside service for Katelyn Nicole Guber, daughter of Bryan and Melissa (Bradley) Guber of Mabel, formerly of Lanesboro, was held April 12, 2001 in the Lanesboro Cemetery. The Rev. Kerry Eversole of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro officiat ..... 
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