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Ronald Thorson


Fri, Jun 15th, 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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F. Ronald Johnson

Fri, Jun 15th, 2001
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F. Ronald Johnson, 77, of Lanesboro, a retired farmer, died April 28, 2001 at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., of complications of Parkinson's disease. He resided at Harmony Nursing Home for two months before entering the hospital on A ..... 
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Marjorie L. Wilson

Fri, Jun 15th, 2001
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Marjorie L. Wilson, 82, of Preston, a farmer and former teacher, died June 3, 2001 at Preston Good Samaritan Care Center.

Born Feb. 20, 1919, in Hutton, Preston Township, Fillmore County, the daughter of Henry and Leona (Klein) Wilson. She g ..... 
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Gilma Thoen Walsh

Fri, Jun 15th, 2001
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Gilma Thoen Walsh, 85, of Lanesboro, a longtime librarian and grocery store employee, died June 2, 2001 at the Preston Care Center where she had lived six months.

Gilma Thoen was born July 8, 1915, in rural Lanesboro and graduated from Lanes ..... 
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Helen "Beth" Walhus

Fri, Jun 15th, 2001
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Helen "Beth" Walhus, 93, a longtime Mabel resident, died June 3, 2001 at Tweeten Health Services in Spring Grove.

Helen Corson was born Feb. 8, 1908, in Ada, Minn., graduated from Ada High School in 1925 and after graduating from St. Cloud S ..... 
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Marie Ryan

Fri, Jun 15th, 2001
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Marie Ryan, 84, of Harmony, a former farm homemaker, died June 3, 2001 at Regional Health Services of Howard County, Iowa.

Marie Pederson was born May 6, 1917, in Winneshiek County, Iowa. On March 4, 1946, she married Donald W. Ryan in Canto ..... 
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Emil Eickhoff

Fri, Jun 15th, 2001
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Emil Eickhoff, 95, of Wykoff, died Thursday, June 14, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester where he had been a resident for the past six months.

Emil Fred Eickhoff, a retired farmer, was born on April 5, 1906, in rural Fountain, to William and Sop ..... 
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Bernice B. Nielsen

Fri, Jun 15th, 2001
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Bernice B. Nielsen, 81, of Ostrander, a former farm homemaker, died June 9, 2001at Ostrander Nursing Home where she had been a patient a short time.

Bernice B. Braesch was born Nov. 20, 1919, in Lincoln Township, near Albert City, Iowa to He ..... 
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Kenneth J. McConnell

Fri, Jun 15th, 2001
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Kenneth J. McConnell, 70, of Mabel, a longtime farmer and DECO employee, died June 9, 2001 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

He was born March 10, 1931, in Decorah, Iowa, to Emmett and Anne (Fitzgerald) McConnell. He attended Decor ..... 
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