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Ronald Thorson


Fri, Dec 21st, 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 from Mabel High School in 1953. In January 1954, he joined the Marines, served with the 1st Marine Division as a tank repairman and served in Korea. After his discharge, he lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a short time before moving to California. He was employed by Lockheed Corp. in California for almost 31 years and retired in 1992. On Aug. 17, 1992, he married Yong Sun Kim in Reno, Nev. They had lived in Burr Oak Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, since 1993. Mr. Thorson was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 299 of Mabel and the VFW.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Randy (Salome) of Livermore, Calif.; three daughters, Connie (Steve) Roesberg of Modesto, Calif., Lorrie (Don) Myron of Temecula, Calif., and Kathy (Tom) Six of Mountain View, Calif.; a stepson, Kenton Detwieler of Maui, Hawaii; 11 grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen Barth of Waterloo, Iowa, and Lois Camalander of Chaplin S.C. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.

The funeral for Ronald Thorson was held May 3, 2001 at the Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa, with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating. Burial was in Hesper Lutheran Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post 299 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
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Orvis Carrol Paulson

Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Orvis Carrol Paulson died suddenly of a heart attack on September 30, 2001 at his home in St Louis Park, MN.

Orvis Carrol Paulson was born on November 24, 1940 to Elvin Ingval Paulson and Emily Gilbertson Paulson in Rushford, MN. His childhoo ..... 
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Gordon Hansen, Sr.

Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Gordon Hansen, Sr. of Harmony passed away at the Harmony Community Nursing Home on October 17, 2001.

He was born on February 19, 1923 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Anders and Oda Hansen. gordon graduated from vocational high school in 1941. ..... 
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Dorothy Ann Billman

Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Dorothy Ann Billman, 66, of rural Chatfield, a homemaker, died of breast cancer October 14, 2001 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, where she had resided since Sept. 27.

Dorothy Ann Pooler was born July 2, 1935, in Preston, graduated from Pres ..... 
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Harry V. Stennes

Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Harry V. Stennes, 85, of Mabel, died November 1, 2001 in Tomah, WI.

He was born in Newburg Township, Fillmore County, to John and Minnie (Hagen) Stennes. He attended Tawney School in rural Mabel. On Dec. 14, 1938, he married Vivian Stenn ..... 
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Sigurd R. Topness

Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Sigurd R. Topness, age 73, of Bloomington, MN died November 12, 2001.

Mr. Topness was formerly of Lanesboro and attended school in Lanesboro. He was a member of the VFW #5632.

Survivors include his wife, Pat; daughters, Kathy Revak, ..... 
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Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Sigurd R. TopnessSigurd R. Topness, age 73, of Bloomington, MN died November 12, 2001.

Mr. Topness was formerly of Lanesboro and attended school in Lanesboro. He was a member of the VFW #5632.

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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 ..... 
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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.

Avis Sunde was born Jan. 24, 1931, in Luverne, Minn., and graduated from Bethany Lutheran Academy in Mankato in 19. On Aug. 14, 1951, she married James W. S ..... 
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