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Ronald Thorson


Fri, May 25th, 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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F. Ronald Johnson

Fri, May 25th, 2001
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F. Ronald Johnson, 77, of Lanesboro, a retired farmer, died April 28, 2001 at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., of complications of Parkinson's disease. He resided at Harmony Nursing Home for two months before entering the hospital on A ..... 
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Wilma H. Wesselink

Fri, May 25th, 2001
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Wilma H. Wesselink, 90, of Cherry Grove, died May 11, 2001 at Spring Valley Care Center in Spring Valley, where she had lived for a short time.

Wilma Henrietta Hebrink was born Oct. 29, 1910, in York Township, Fillmore County. She attended t ..... 
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Helen Mae TerBeest

Fri, May 25th, 2001
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Helen Mae TerBeest, 75, of Spring Valley, a homemaker, died May 13, 2001 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

Helen Mae Plummer was born May 22, 1925, in Etna, Minn. to Glennfield Plummer and Blanche Briggs Plummer. On Oct. 7, 1944, she married ..... 
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W. Dale Rucker

Fri, May 25th, 2001
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W. Dale Rucker, 71, of Wells, formerly of Chatfield, died May 12, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester as the result of a cerebral hemorrhage suffered on May 2.

He was born May 9, 1930, in Detroit, and as a child lived in several commun ..... 
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Lillian L. Schmidt

Fri, May 25th, 2001
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Lillian L. Schmidt, 61, of rural Wykoff, died of cancer May 18, 2001 at her home.

Lillian Jech was born May 11, 1940, in Grand Meadow, the daughter of Henry and Elsie (Boehm) Jech. She grew up in the Grand Meadow area and later moved to Roch ..... 
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Margaret F. Rowe

Fri, May 25th, 2001
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Margaret F. Rowe, 75, of Wykoff, died May 17, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester after a courageous battle with cancer.

Margaret F. Freiheit was born Dec. 19, 1925, near Spring Valley, the daughter of Walter and Leona (Hintze) Freihei ..... 
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Geraldine "Geri" Overton

Fri, May 25th, 2001
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Geraldine "Geri" Overton, 68, of Rushford, a retired Rush Products employee, died May 19, 2001 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Geraldine Kuykendall was born July 19, 1932, in Rutherfordton, N.C. On June 5, 1967, she married Larry ..... 
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Clara Lange

Fri, May 25th, 2001
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Clara Lange, 99, of Harmony, died May 18, 2001 at Harmony Healthcare.

Clara Miller Lange was born May 4, 1902 to August and Anna Miller in Big Springs, rural Harmony. She was baptized and confirmed in St. Paulís Lutheran Church and attended ..... 
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