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Ray Harvey Thompson


Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Ray Harvey Thompson, 81, of Pilot Mound Township, rural Chatfield, a longtime area farmer, died Dec. 25, 2001 at his home.

He was born Jan. 27, 1920, in Pilot Mound Township, Fillmore County, and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1937. On Sept. 3, 1953, he married Vivian Engle at North Prairie Lutheran Church parsonage. Mr. Thompson lived on the family century farm in Pilot Mound Township all his life, farming first with his father and later with his son until May. He was a charter member of the Chatfield Brass Band and the Bucksnort Symphony, and was the leader of Tiny Ray and His Boys of Swiss swing orchestra. He was an agent and director for Spring Valley Mutual Insurance, a clerk for Pilot Mound Township for 27 years and was active in the Farm Bureau. A lifelong member of Pilot Mound Lutheran Church, he served as its janitor for more than 55 years, taught Sunday school, served on the cemetery board and was active in Lutheran Men in Mission.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sandra (Ken) Hess of Albuquerque, NM; a son, Robert (Kathie) of Pilot Mound; and four grandchildren. A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

The funeral for Ray Harvey Thompson was Dec. 28, 2001 at Pilot Mound Lutheran Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.
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Bette R. Tangen

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Bette R. Tangen, 64, of Spring Valley died December 20, 2001.

Bette Paulsen was born July 24, 1937, in Grand Meadow and grew up in the Ostrander area. She graduated from LeRoy High School in 1955. She worked as a nurse's aide in Worrall Hosp ..... 
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Grace Elaine Stockdale

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Grace Elaine Stockdale, 98, formerly of Spring Valley, died Dec. 24, 2001 at Ostrander Nursing Home, where she had lived for 16 months.

Grace Lubbers was born Sept. 12, 1903, in Elwood, IL, and as a child moved with her family to South Dako ..... 
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Marilyn K. Wilbur

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Marilyn K. Wilbur, , of rural Mabel, died January 5, 2002 in traffic accident near St. Cloud, Minn.

She was born Dec. 22, 1952, in Winona. Survivors include her husband, Cleon Wilbur; six children, Keri Vetsch of St. Cloud, Kris Vetsch of Ro ..... 
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Cheryl "Cherrie" Lee Tudahl

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Cheryl "Cherrie" Lee Tudahl, 50, of Rushford, died of cancer January 25, 2002 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

She was born March 12, 1951, in Rushford. She attended Rushford public schools and was a member of Rushford Lutheran Ch ..... 
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Alpha O. Thompson

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Alpha O. Thompson, 95, of Rushford, a former farm homemaker, died January 23, 2002 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.

Alpha O. Hungerholt was born Aug. 12, 1906, near Highand in Fillmore County and grew up there. In December 1924, she married A ..... 
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Bernice "Bea" Rose

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Bernice "Bea" Rose, 89, formerly of Chatfield, died January 29, 2002 at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield where she resided.

Bernice Owen was born Aug. 4, 1912, in rural Stewartville, and later lived in New England, N.D., and the Rochester ..... 
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Harold O. Thoen

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Harold O. Thoen, 84, of Lanesboro, a retired postmaster, died of complications of lung cancer January 24, 2002 at his home.

He was born Sept. 21, 1917, in Whalan and had lived in Lanesboro most of his life. From 1942 to 1946, he served as a ..... 
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Olga M. Planting

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Olga M. Planting, 95, of Spring Valley, a homemaker, died January 24, 2002 in Rochester.

Olga M. Vickmark was born Sept. 19, 1906, in Jackson. She married Clarence Planting in 1937. Her husband, a farmer, died in 1957. Mrs. Planting was a me ..... 
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