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Ralph A. Youngs


Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Ralph Youngs, 86, of Chicago, formerly of rural Chatfield, died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, in an Evanston, Ill., hospital.

Mr. Youngs was born December 26, 1913, in rural Chatfield. He attended rural grade school through the eighth grade and worked as a farm laborer near Chatfield until 1938, when he moved to Chicago, where he worked for Helene Curtis Cosmetics until joining the Army on May 26, 1942. He served in the Army until December 31, 1945, then returned to Chicago, where he worked as a machinist until his retirement at age 69. He was active in volunteer work for a number of church and charitable organizations, including the Christian League for the Handicapped, in which he served for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Chatfield Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years. He never married.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Atkinson of Rochester, and a brother, Joe (Lorraine) Youngs of Coon Rapids, Minn.

A graveside memorial service for Mr. Youngs was held Friday, August 25 in the Chatfield Cemetery. Chatfield VFW will conduct a military service at the cemetery. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.
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Arnold Edmund Tieskotter

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Arnold Tieskotter, 87, of Harmony, died August 15, 2000 at the Harmony Nursing Home.

He was born January 16, 1913 to Henry William and Clara (Shimek) Tieskotter of Decorah, IA. He farmed in rural Castalia, moving to the Preston area in 1951. ..... 
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Vera Roesler

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Vera Roesler, 94, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, in Howard County Hospital.

Vera Fisher was born January 8, 1906, in rural Greene, IA. When she was 8, her family moved to the Lime Springs area where she spent the rest of her life. She married H ..... 
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Donald H. McDougall

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Donald McDougall, 70, died Wednesday, August 23,2000, at Bear Creek Care and Rehabilitation in Rochester following a three-year illness.

He was born September 14, 1929, in Dover. He was a 1948 graduate of Dover High School, where he was on th ..... 
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J. Douglas Utley

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Mr. Utley, 96, of Preston, a retired farmer, died Sunday evening, September 3, 2000, at Preston Good Samaritan Center where he had resided since late 1999.

He was born in Preston on November 25, 1903, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Hutton) ..... 
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Howard Shipton

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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A memorial service for Howard Shipton, 83, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Spring Valley, will be held Saturday, September 16, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home, Spring Valley, with the Rev. E.C. Franke officiating.

He was born Augu ..... 
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Melvin H. Nash

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Melvin Nash, 95, of Wykoff, a retired farmer, electrician and carpenter, died Friday, September 1, 2000 at the Camilia Rose Care Center in Coon Rapids, MN.

He was born June 11, 1905, near Cherry Grove. He lived in or near Wykoff most of his l ..... 
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Rushford, MN

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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The first pioneers pole-boated up the Root River to the junction of Rush Creek, peered through 10-foot tall grasses, and learned what Indians already knew - this was astonishing beauty. On Christmas Eve 1854, the first four families gathered and name ..... 
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Peterson, MN

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Peterson, nestled in the nar-row Root River Valley, was founded in 1867, when the rail-road was built on land donated for the use by Peter Peterson Haslerud, who settled here in 1853. He owned and platted the village site and was the major force behi ..... 
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