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Ronald Thorson


Fri, Jul 6th, 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.

Leonard Hare

Fri, Jul 6th, 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, Jul 6th, 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, Jul 6th, 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, Jul 6th, 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, Jul 6th, 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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Norman James Tabor

Fri, Jul 6th, 2001
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Norman James Tabor, 82, of Fair Oaks, Calif., formerly of Spring Valley, died June 25, 2001, at Kaiser Medical Center in Roseville, Calif., of complications of pneumonia.

Born Oct. 12, 1918, in rural Spring Valley, he graduated from Spring V ..... 
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Gladys Kennedy Soine

Fri, Jul 6th, 2001
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Gladys Camille Kennedy Soiney, 86, of Preston, a retired social worker, died June 29, 2001 at Olmsted Community Hospital in Rochester of complications of advanced osteoporosis.

Gladys C. Kennedy was born Nov. 27, 1914, in Preston, the daught ..... 
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Lorraine M. Nichols

Fri, Jul 6th, 2001
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Lorraine M. Nichols, 72, of Chatfield, a homemaker, died June 26, 2001.

Lorraine Mae Neil was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Josephine, N.D., and grew up in North Dakota. On Nov. 29, 1951, she married Glenn D. Nichols in Long Beach, Calif. They live ..... 
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