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Donald Earl Mercer


Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Donald Earl Mercer, 61, of Chatfield, retired owner of Wander Inn Bar and Grill, died February 10, 2002 in a car-bus accident on U.S. 14 east of Utica.

Born July 27, 1938, in Douglas, he graduated from Rochester High School in 1956 and lived in Rochester until joining the Army. After his discharge, he returned to Rochester and later lived in Stewartville and again in Rochester before moving to Chatfield in 1969. On April 13, 1963, he married Carol Bloomquist in Rochester. She is employed at Mayo Clinic. Mr. Mercer owned and operated Wander Inn Bar and Grill in Chatfield and also worked at Chosen Valley Golf Course. He retired in 2001. He was a member of the Chatfield American Legion, and enjoyed bowling and golf.

His son, Kelly James Mercer, and Kelly's wife, Jodie Marie Mercer, also died as a result of the accident east of Utica Sunday.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kristine (Eugene) Kesler of Utica; five grandchildren; and three brothers, Walter of Chatfield, and Jerry and Robert, both of Rochester. A sister preceded him in death.

A memorial service was held Feb. 14, 2002 at Chatfield Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Eric Finsand officiating. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

Bernice Westphal

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Bernice Westphal, 87, a resident of Ostrander Nursing Home, died February 25, 2002 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, where she had been a patient a short time.

Bernice Tienter was born Nov. 23, 1914, in Forestville Township, Fillmore Cou ..... 
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Flavia Harriet Rindels

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Flavia Harriet Rindels, 84, of Greenleafton, died February 23, 2002 at the home of her daughter in Rochester.

Flavia Harriet Miller was born Oct. 11, 1917, in Forestville Township, Fillmore County. She attended Flying Cloud School in Carimon ..... 
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Alvin Walter "Jeff" Shaw

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Alvin Walter "Jeff" Shaw, 90, of Wykoff, a retired farmer, died April 9, 2002 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born Oct. 4, 1911, in South Dakota, and later moved to Fillmore where he began farming. On July 19, 1941, he married E ..... 
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Manvel L. Olness

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Manvel L. Olness, 93, of Rushford, formerly of St. Charles, died April 7, 2002 at Winona Community Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 3, 1908, in Arendahl Township, Fillmore County, and attended Peterson School. On Jan. 2, 1932, he married ..... 
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Blanche Ellen Schulz

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Blanche Ellen Schulz, 88, of Spring Valley, died April 7, 2002 at Olmsted Community Hospital in Rochester.

Blanche Ellen Riehl was born Jan. 10, 1914, in Fillmore County. She graduated from Preston High School in 1936, and attended one year ..... 
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Suzanne Ruth Johanns

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Suzanne Ruth Johanns, 66, of Durham, N.C., formerly of Preston, died March 29, 2002.

The former Suzanne Ruth Cleveland was born July 2, 1935, in Fillmore County, grew up in Preston and lived here until 1955. She was a homemaker.

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Audrey Jean Carothers

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Audrey Jean Carothers, 79, of Rochester, a retired teacher, died April 4, 2002 at Rochester Methodist Hospital after a long illness. She had been hospitalized three weeks.

She was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Chatfield and graduated from Chatfield ..... 
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Ruth Alberta Sandvick Burri

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Ruth Alberta Sandvick Burri, 83, a resident of Green Lea Manor in Mabel, died April 8, 2002 at the care center.

She was born Oct. 13, 1918, in Winneshiek County, Iowa.

Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Burri of Decorah and Co ..... 
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