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Robert K. Olson


Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Robert K. Olson, age 78, formerly of the Ostrander - Spring Valley area, died January 16, 2001 in Minneapolis.

Mr. Olson was born May 5, 1922 at Grand Rapids, MN. He grew up and attended school in the Ostrander - Spring Valley area. He was in the Navy for six years, serving in the South Pacific as a medic during World War II. He married Juanita “Mickey” Clark on August 12, 1948. They were later divorced. After the war he, along with his parents, operated the Spring Valley Chick Hatchery. He built and operated the Parkview Motel in Spring Valley. He later worked for Donaldson’s Department Store in the Twin Cities.

He is survived by a son, James (Mary Jo) of St. Paul; a sister Jean Malizia of Loveland, CO; three nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Grace (Hill) Olson.

A memorial service for Robert K. Olson was held in Minneapolis on January 19, 2001. Cremation Society of Minnesota was in charge of arrangements.

Merle Edwin Jacobson

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Merle Edwin Jacobson, 82, of Rochester, formerly of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester of natural causes.

Merle Jacobson was born on October 2, 1918 in Clear Lake, IA, the son of Albert C. and J ..... 
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Lola Rosemary Heinzelman Cutler

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Lola Rosemary Heinzelman Cutler, age 89, of Preston, died January 20, 2001.

Lola Heinzelman was born in Grand Rapids, MN, on February 2, 1911. She moved with her parents, George Charles Heinzelman and Phoebe Myrtle Cummings Heinzelman to rur ..... 
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Debs Turner Lake Sr.

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Debs Turner Lake Sr., 96, former Chatfield mayor, died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at Bear Creek Care and Rehabilitation Center in Rochester, where he had lived since March 21, 1999.

Born November 27, 1904, in Gettysburg, SD, he moved to rur ..... 
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Ronald L. Iverson

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Ronald Iverson, 51, of Winona, formerly of Rushford, died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Wabasha.

He was born August 19, 19, in Rushford. He graduated from Rushford High School, where he was named all-conference i ..... 
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Houston, MN

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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The spirit of revitalization rocks as Houston enters a new century poised for progress. Surrounded by bluffs and bordered by the Root River, the area offers an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and a healthy environment in which to live and work. ..... 
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Harmony, MN

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Like many small towns a hundred years ago, Harmony grew up near the railroad and was peopled by immigrants from Norway, Germany and Ireland. Local legend says that the settlers decided to make their community an incorporated "village" and met to choo ..... 
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Fountain, MN

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Fountain, the western gateway to the Root River State Trail, is also the home of the Fillmore County Historical Center. The Historical Center houses a complete museum of antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia from the past, either lent or donated by ..... 
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Chatfield, MN

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Chatfield is one of those places that everyone needs to experience from time to time. Oh sure, there are supermarkets and a few convenience stores in town, like everywhere else, but this place is full of history. The downtown is filled with turn-of-t ..... 
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