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Esther B. Jahr


Fri, May 25th, 2001
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Esther B. Jahr, 88, of Rushford, a longtime area resident, died May 19, 2001 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Esther B. Engrav was born on July 26, 1912, in Glenwood Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, later moved with her family to Highland Prairie, south of Rushford, and graduated from Rushford High School in 1932. She married Raymond Jahr on Nov. 23, 1934, at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church. They lived at Highland Prairie until moving to Rushford in 1960. She worked at Smith Department Store, Farmers Market, and Wee World Day Care until her retirement in 1984. She was a member of Highland Prairie Lutheran Church and was a former Sunday school teacher and church treasurer. She was a 4-H leader and senior citizens volunteer.

She is survived by one son, Carl (Janice) of Billings, Mont.; three daughters, Ruby (Daniel) Heiden of Minneapolis, Carol (Kenneth) Kingsley of Peterson, and Marilyn (Roger) Hofschulte of Mazeppa; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence Engrav of Mabel and Forest Engrav of La Crosse, Wis.; and two sisters, Edna Moe of Decorah, Iowa, and Emma (Melvin) Anderson of Waukon, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, six brothers, three sisters and two great-granddaughters.

The funeral for Esther B. Jahr was held May 22, 2001 at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson with the Rev. Rod Nygren officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
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Opal E. Duckett

Fri, May 25th, 2001
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Opal E. Duckett , 87, of Oelwein, mother of Ross (Cindy) Duckett of Canton, died May 15, 2001 at Good Samaritan Nursing Center in West Union, Iowa, following a lengthy illness.

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Lawrence "Dean" Crouch

Fri, May 25th, 2001
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Lawrence "Dean" Crouch, 79, of rural Mabel, died May 18, 2001at his home.

Lawrence was born Oct. 8, 1921, in Webster City, Iowa, to Herman and Zoa (Taylor) Crouch. He grew up in the area. During World War II, he served in the infantry of the ..... 
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Three months in Mystery Cave

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Monday, May 21, 2001

It's hard to remember specific events from twenty-some odd years ago except when it comes to my favorite summer job. The vivid memories began to pour back recently as I took a drive, eight miles south of Spring Valley, to Myste ..... 
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Another View

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Memories of a rural childhoodBy Herb PankoMonday, May 21, 2001

As I recently stood on the site of what was once our old farm place in southeast Nebraska, the memories of those childhood years of long ago came rushing back.

I th ..... 
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Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Boyum and Underbakke confused over Engineer’s dismissalBy John TorgrimsonMonday, May 21, 2001

Former Fillmore County Commissioners Donald Boyum and Robert Underbakke say they are as confused as the next person when it comes to the county’s dec ..... 
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Lighter than air...

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Monday, May 21, 2001

The County Board of Commissioners whisked through a very light agenda at last Tuesday’s meeting. Reports on Social Services and Corrections consumed most of a morning meeting that was even slim on administrative items.
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Life on a “thin skin” with Patton

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Elden Grabau served with the famed Second Armored DivisionBy Charles PautlerMonday, May 21, 2001

One morning last February my fiancee and I decided to go to the VFW pancake breakfast in Spring Valley. This combined two ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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New Homes • Remodeling • Additions
Poured Basement Walls • Driveways • Retaining Walls
Agriculture • Horse Barns • Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


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