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Robert L. Swenson


Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Robert Swenson, 74, of Lincoln, Arkansas, formerly of the Ostrander area, died Thursday, July 6, 2000 at the Washington Regional Medical Center E.R. in Fayettville, AR.

Robert Swenson was born May 5, 1926 in Rutland, SD to Clarence Swenson and Louise Beem. He attended elementary school in Marshaltown, IA until moving to Ostrander in 1933 where he was raised by his great uncle and aunt, Nels and Edith Hillestad. In February of 1945 at the age of 18 he entered the United States Navy and served during WWII. He was discharged in July of 1946. He was united in marriage to Arlene Thoreson and to this union two children were born, David Lee and Barbara Ann. Arlene and Robert were later divorced. On October 29, 1971 he was united in marriage to Barbara Sorum Guy in Sandstone, MN. They resided north of Ostrander until 1980 when they moved to Arkansas. Mr. Swenson farmed for most of his life and worked as a security guard part time for Tyson Foods during his retirement. He also served on the LeRoy-Ostrander School board. He enjoyed playing softball, hunting and fishing, and taking care of his many goats and cats.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Lincoln, AR, step-children Darwin (Tammi) Guy of LeRoy, Douglas (Peggy) Guy of Spring Valley, Debra Back of LeRoy and Dawn (Nub) Elmore of Siloam Springs, AR. Also a daughter-in-law Dianne Swenson of Spring Valley, a grandson, Timothy (Brandi) Swenson of Stewartville, seven step-grandchildren Levi, Destiny, Sarah, Shelly, Justin, Tyler, and Trista, one great-granddaughter Lauren and a step-great-grandson Cameron. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Barbara Ann, a son David Lee, and a brother, Walter.

Funeral services for Mr. Swenson were held Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ostrander with the Rev. Norman Bauer officiating. Burial was in the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield Township, Fillmore County. Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy was in charge of arragements.
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Margie Grooters

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Margie Grooters, age 82, a long-time area homemaker, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at the Harmony Community Health Center following a lengthy illness.

Margie Allene Heusinkveld was born November 13, 1917 in rural Preston, the first of four ch ..... 
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Elaine J. Tammel-Buck

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Elaine Tammel-Buck, age 79, of Richfield, a former Preston resident, died July 11, 2000 in Richfield.

Elaine Tammel was born March 18, 1921 in Spring Valley to Garret John and Johanna Tammel. She attended the Little Red school in rural Prest ..... 
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Casey P. Conlan

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Casey Conlan, 34, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Preston, died May 23, 2000.

He was born April 5, 1966, in Milwaukee. The family moved to West Palm Beach, FL, when he was 2. The family moved to Minnesota and then moved to Tucson. He worked with ..... 
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Rushford, MN 7-10-00

Sun, Jul 9th, 2000
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A tree struggles to pass beneath the bridge on Highways 43 and 16 near Rushford.

Rushford, MN 7-10-00

Sun, Jul 9th, 2000
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A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE ON HIGHWAY 43 & 16 in Rushford shows the Root River inundating fields of crops.

Bluff Country Gateway Towns

Sun, Jul 9th, 2000
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Austin

Greetings from Austin, Minnesota! Located on I-90, visitors from the west will come through this major city located on the Cedar River.

Austin is the home of the Fortune 500 company -- Geo. A. Hormel & Company ..... 
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NE Iowa Towns

Sun, Jul 9th, 2000
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Northeast Iowa shares much of the same topography of Historic Bluff Country. Limestone bluffs, meandering rivers, springs, and rolling hills in the east and softly rolling hills with rich prairie soil in the west. Minnesota and Iowa also share the sa ..... 
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Historic Bluff Country Directory

Sun, Jul 9th, 2000
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