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J. Troy Schrock


Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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J. Troy Schrock, 90, of Preston, a longtime area farmer, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a stroke.

Born Dec. 30, 1910, in Shipshewana, IN, he graduated valedictorian of the class of 1928 at Middlebury, IN, High School, and in 1933 graduated cum laude from Manchester College in North Manchester, IN. On September 5, 1937, he married Opal Broadwater on her family's farm in Bristol Township, Fillmore County. They farmed in the Middlebury-Goshen, IN, area until 1944 and then near Greenleafton in Bristol Township until moving to Preston in August 2000. He was a member of the Preston Lions Club and Farm Bureau, was involved in the strawberry and apple industry. Also, he was a member of the Mr. and Ms. Garden Club in Preston, a lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren, and participated in a number of community singing groups.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Joel Frank (Joan) of Geneva, IL; three daughters, Janeen Aletta Sarlin of New York, NY, Judith (Jim) Aufenthie of Rochester and Joanita (Jack) Brantl of Phoenix, AZ; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Titus; and two sisters, Rachel Weybright and Mabel Raber. He was preceded in death by a grandson, three brothers and six sisters.

Memorial services for Mr. Schrock were held Friday, February 2, 2001 at Root River Church of the Brethren in rural Preston, with the Rev. Frances Townsend officiating. The body was cremated. Burial was in Prairie Queen Cemetery in rural Preston. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
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Vina S. VanGrevenhof

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Vina S. VanGrevenhof, age 90, of Ostrander, a longtime postal clerk, died February 5, 2001 at Ostrander Nursing Home, where she had lived about four years.

Vina Sophia Ruud was born May 16, 1910, near Rock Dell, to Christian Ruud and Alice H ..... 
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Roy Overland

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Roy Overland, 77, of Richfield, MN, a Rushford native, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; a daughter, Sandra; two grandchildren; a brother, Norman of Rushford; and two sisters, Beverly (George) Simpson and G ..... 
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Esther E. Steffensrud

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Esther E. Steffensrud, 85, of rural Harmony, a longtime farm homemaker, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.

Esther E. Kiehne was born June 15, 1915, in Fillmore County, the daughter of Fredrick an ..... 
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Teman E. Johnson

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Teman Johnson, 85, of Lanesboro, a retired school custodian, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at Green Lea Manor in Mabel.

He was born Sept. 12, 1915, in Tawney, MN, and attended Tawney country school. During World War II, he served in the Ar ..... 
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Anne V. Howard

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Anne V. Howard, age 71, of Spring Valley, died February 3, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in
Rochester.

Anne Virginia Burton was born March 19, 1929, in Bohan, Kentucky. On Feb. 8, 1945, she married Bernard Howard in Preston. The couple liv ..... 
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Evelyn M. Gill

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Evelyn M. Gill, 79, of Morristown, formerly of Spring Valley, died Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2001) at Pine Haven Care Center in Pine Island.

Evelyn M. Larson was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Chester, Iowa. On June 24, 1938, she marriedDonald W. Gill in Spri ..... 
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Leon H. Gehrking

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Leon. H. Gehrking, age 45, of rural Fountain, a salesman for Nortel Networks, died February 4, 2001 at his home.

Born March 20, 1955, in Rochester, he grew up at Washington in rural Spring Valley and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1 ..... 
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Glady Evenrud

Fri, Feb 9th, 2001
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Glady Evenrud, age 94, of Harmony, died February 2, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Preston, MN.

She was born on April 14, 1906, in Fillmore County. She married Edward Evenrud on September 26, 1936, in Preston and they farmed north ..... 
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