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Elmer Christopherson


Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Elmer Christopherson, 91, of Preston, a retired butter-maker, died March 9, 2001 at the Preston Good Samaritan Care Center.

Born on April 12, 1909, in Holmen, Wis., he attended country school near Holmen. On April 24, 1935, he married Lillian Johnson in Blair, Wis. They farmed and later moved to Preston, where Elmer became a champion butter-maker. He retired in 1981. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston. He enjoyed playing the accordian and carpentry.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Delores (Merle) Kiehne and Arlene (Darrell) Brekke, both of Preston, and Sue (John) Hansen of Whitehall, Wis.; two sons, Jim (Glad) of South Hill, Va., and Garry of Onalaska, Wis.; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lillie Severson of Galesville, Wis. He was preceded in death by a daughter, a great-grandchild, 12 brothers and a sister.

The funeral for Elmer Christopherson was held March 12, 2001 at Christ Lutheran Church, with Revs. James Rushton and Bernard Daiker officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Crown Hill Cemetery, Preston. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
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Lloyd John Van Dixhorn

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Rev. Dr. Lloyd John Van Dixhorn, 68, of Preston, died at home on February 24th of kidney cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lena; a son, Graham; a daughter, Heidi; four grandchildren; a mother, Lina; eight brothers and sisters; n ..... 
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Bennie Barber

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Bennie Barber, 81, of Thief River Falls, Minn., died March 13, 2001 at Northwest Medical Center, CNC Unit, Thief River Falls.

Bennie Barber was born on May 17, 1919 in Pilot Mound Township, to Leora Barber. He was baptized into the Lutheran ..... 
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LaCrescent, MN - Apple Capital of Minnesota

Fri, Mar 16th, 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, Mar 16th, 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, Mar 16th, 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, Mar 16th, 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, Mar 16th, 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, Mar 16th, 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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