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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 Jessie Joy (Baker)Jjacobson. In the 1930ís the family moved to the Spring Valley area. He attended country school near Spring Valley. After school, Merle was drafted into the U.S. Army serving with the 133rd Infantry, 34th Division. He served in the African and Italian Theater. After his discharge he returned to the Spring Valley area.

On October 27, 1946, he was united in marriage to Paula Anne Larson in Spring Valley at the Methodist Church. After their marriage, the couple resided in rural Spring Valley. Merle worked at the Racine Elevator; he then owned and operated a milk can and bulk service and farmed for several years. In 1969 he founded Jacobson Plumbing & Heating and also founded the Five Jís Campground, all of Spring Valley, until his retirement in 1994. In 1994 the couple moved to Rochester.

Merle was past president of the 34th Army Division and a former member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife Paula, three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeremy B. (Susan) of Kasson, Jeffery J. (Sally) of Wabasha and Jamie E. (Denise) of Burnsville; seven grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Burdene and Maxine Jacobson.

He was preceded in death by two brothers Paul and Addison. Funeral services for Merle Edwin Jacobson were held on Saturday, January 27, 2001 at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. James Ross officiating. Burial with full military rite was at the Spring Valley cemetery.

Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
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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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Canton, MN

Fri, Jan 26th, 2001
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Canton, Minnesota, located along U.S. Highway 52 is the first city in Minnesota along this major north-south route.

Canton was originally founded in 1879 as a stopping point for the railroad. At first its legal name was "Boomer," depicting ho ..... 
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