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Gladys Almira Lea


Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Gladys Almira Lea , 97, of Rushford, a lifelong resident of the Rushford-Peterson area, died May 13, 2001 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Gladys Almira Thorud was born Jan. 18, 1904, in Holt Township, Fillmore County. In 1921, she married Albert Lea, and he died in 1936. She was an active member of First Lutheran Church of Highland.

Survivors include a son, Glenn (Margaret) of Peterson; three daughters, Dolores (Herbert) Fowkes of Dayton, Ohio, LaVina Tikal of La Crescent and Phyllis (Donald) Abrahams of Bloomington, Minn.; 21 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Norman Thorud of Rushford. A brother and four sisters preceded her in death.

The funeral for Gladys Almira Lea was held May 17, 2001 at First Lutheran Church of Highland, with the Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
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Rita A. Kratz-Olson

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Rita A. Kratz-Olson, 68, of Canton, a former employee of Winona Industries and Suncorp, died May 13, 2001 at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

Rita Kratz was born May 7, 1933, in Winona and graduated from Jefferson High School in Winona ..... 
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Bernie A. Brueggeman

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Bernie A. Brueggeman, 87, of Wykoff, a retired farmer, died May 13, 2001 at his home following a lengthy illness.

He was born May 7, 1914, in Wykoff the son of Oscar and Martha (Timm) Brueggeman. On Sept. 15, 1936, he married Esther Meyer at ..... 
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Ella Barnes

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Ella Barnes, 96, of Decorah, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at the Oneota Riverview Care Facility in Decorah.

Ella Elizabeth Naab was born on September 24, 1904 in Springfield, South Dakota, the daughter of Fredrick and Mary Elizabeth (Hamilton) ..... 
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Ruth T. Johnson

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Ruth T. Johnson, 81, died Dec. 3, 2000, in Wenatchee, Washington.

Ruth T. Abraham was born March 30, 1919, in Mankato. She married Stanley L. Johnson on June 5, 1937, in Minneapolis. They moved to this area in 1939. The Johnsons owned and op ..... 
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LaCrescent, MN - Apple Capital of Minnesota

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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LaCrescent is a growing community with a thriving business district. Located in the southeast corner of Minnesota, LaCrescent has a boundary of the Mississippi River on one side, and the apple orchard covered bluffs on the other. Enjoy our annual App ..... 
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Houston, MN

Fri, May 18th, 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, May 18th, 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, May 18th, 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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