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Ronald Thorson


Fri, Aug 31st, 2001
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Ronald Thorson, 65, of rural Mabel, a retired Lockheed Corp. employee, died April 28, 2001 at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah, Iowa.

Ronald was born Aug. 28, 1935, in Decorah to Levi and Esther (Rotvold) Thorson. He graduated from Mabel High School in 1953. In January 1954, he joined the Marines, served with the 1st Marine Division as a tank repairman and served in Korea. After his discharge, he lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a short time before moving to California. He was employed by Lockheed Corp. in California for almost 31 years and retired in 1992. On Aug. 17, 1992, he married Yong Sun Kim in Reno, Nev. They had lived in Burr Oak Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, since 1993. Mr. Thorson was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 299 of Mabel and the VFW.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Randy (Salome) of Livermore, Calif.; three daughters, Connie (Steve) Roesberg of Modesto, Calif., Lorrie (Don) Myron of Temecula, Calif., and Kathy (Tom) Six of Mountain View, Calif.; a stepson, Kenton Detwieler of Maui, Hawaii; 11 grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen Barth of Waterloo, Iowa, and Lois Camalander of Chaplin S.C. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.

The funeral for Ronald Thorson was held May 3, 2001 at the Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa, with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating. Burial was in Hesper Lutheran Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post 299 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
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Leonard Hare

Fri, Aug 31st, 2001
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Leonard Hare passed away on May 29, 2001 in St. Paul, MN.

Leonard spent his childhood in Fillmore County and moved to St. Paul in 1946. On March 1, 1947 he married Agnes Hanson. Leonard served in the United States Army doing overseas duty in ..... 
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Joseph G. Westby

Fri, Aug 31st, 2001
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Joseph Gerhard Westby, 94, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at the Clarion Health Care Center, where he was a resident.

Mr. Westby was born December 18, 1906, to Christian and Dora (Elefson) Westby on their family farm near Rushford, Minnesota. ..... 
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David P. Reed

Fri, Aug 31st, 2001
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David P. Reed, 58, of Peterson, an employee of TRW Automotive in Rushford, died July 9, 2001 at Winona Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since Saturday.

Born July 13, 1942, he grew up in Rock Dell Township, Olmsted County, and gr ..... 
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Doris L. Svebakken

Fri, Aug 31st, 2001
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Doris L. Svebakken, 85, of Waukon, Iowa, mother of Roger (Llonamae) Svebakken of Spring Valley, died Aug. 25, 2001 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon following a lengthy illness.

She is also survived by a daughter.

The funeral was h ..... 
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Margaret E. Sikkink

Fri, Aug 31st, 2001
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Margaret E. Sikkink, 76, of rural Harmony, died August 26, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Margaret Boese was born Aug. 9, 1925, in Madison, S.D., the daughter of August and Irene (Kuehn) Boese. In her youth, she lived in Lakota, ..... 
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Emma M. Overland

Fri, Aug 31st, 2001
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Emma M. Overland, 84, of rural Mabel, died August 23, 2001 in Denver, Colo.

Emma Mohr was born Nov. 25, 1916, in Rush City, Minn., to John and Alma (Salmo) Mohr. She attended the Choice School in Preble Township, Fillmore County. She married ..... 
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Dennis Michael McNiff

Fri, Aug 31st, 2001
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Dennis Michael McNiff, 53, of Crest Hill, Ill., formerly of Austin, Rochester and Preston, died of a heart attack August 18, 2001, in Illinois.

Born July 26, 1948, in Rochester, he lived in Preston until moving to Austin in October 1952. He ..... 
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Marvin H. Loken

Fri, Aug 31st, 2001
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Marvin H. Loken, 78, of Houston, died August 22, 2001 at his home.

He was born Dec. 5, 1922, in Houston. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. On Oct. 11, 1947, he married Alice Scanlan. Mr. Loken farmed for many years in the Houst ..... 
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