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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 Margaret Johnson, and they farmed south of St. Charles in Saratoga Township until retiring to St. Charles in 1972. Mrs. Olness died in 1987. He was a member of North Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro. He enjoyed fishing, carpentry and upholstery.

Survivors include a son, Curtis (Elsie) of San Angelo, Texas; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Berdine Highum, Olive (Palmer) Peterson and Evelyn (Ron) Bremseth, all of Rushford. A son and three brothers also preceded him in death.

The funeral was held April 10, 2002 at North Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro, with the Rev. Karen Grandall officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Hoff Funeral Homes-Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
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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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Fire guts landmark buildings in Lanesboros historic district

Fri, Apr 5th, 2002
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Ted St. Mane, owner of the building, is comforted by his wife as he watches firefighters battle the blaze Monday, April 8th in downtown Lanesboro.

Smoke rolls out of the Ford building. Built in 1917, the building was part of Lanesboro's histor ..... 
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Astri, my Astri where art thou?

Fri, Apr 5th, 2002
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A primer for searching Fillmore County genealogy records for pioneer ancestorsBy Deb Nelson GourleyMarch 18, 2002

Imagine a class called Genealogy 101: Fillmore County Pioneers. You are only given the following information ..... 
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Garns wheel still spinning after 200 years

Fri, Apr 5th, 2002
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February 4, 2002

Inheriting a 200-year-old Garns family spinning wheel from my Grandmother, Stella (Brdsgrd) Nelson, was exhilarating. Having myself been an avid handspinner for years, I could visualize what the assembled spinning wheel would ..... 
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Garness Church roots go back to farm in Norway

Fri, Apr 5th, 2002
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December 31, 2001

The familiar sounds I grew up with, the unloading of the horses, the snorting and pawing, and the cinching of the saddles were all heard that cold blustery day, January 14, 1996. However, someone very important to me was missin ..... 
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