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Vernal “Bud” R. Wolf


Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Vernal “Bud” Wolf, age 92, of Minneapolis, formerly of Preston, died Tuesday evening, June 6, 2000 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis.

Bud was born March 28, 1908, in Preston the youngest of five children of Frank B. and Emma Wolf. Most of his life was spent in the Preston area. He attended and graduated from Preston High School in 1929. On January 5, 1942, he enlisted in the US Navy, being discharged on October 15, 1945. During the intervening years he served in three separate arenas of World War II. He was on the destroyer U.S.S. Tuscaloosa escorting materials to Murmansk, Russia, through the North Sea and on the U.S.S. Tuna at the landing of troops at Casablanca, Morocco, during the invasion of Africa. After attending Submarine school in New London, CT, he served on the Submarine U.S.S. Bonefish in the battle of the China Sea. Upon returning to civilian life, he was a farmer, carpenter, and accomplished wood craftsman. He married Betty Meck on July 3, 1948 and the couple were later divorced. He became a resident of Minnesota Veterans Home in 1995. He was a former member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston and a former member and commander of the Preston American Legion. He enjoyed attending submarine conventions.

He is survived by one daughter, Wendy Wolf of Faribault, MN; two grandsons, Dana and Derek Wolf of Faribault; his former wife, Betty Wolf of Faribault; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Iva Liddiard and Vera Bergey and two brothers, Ervin and Orval Wolf.

The funeral for Mr. Wolf was held Saturday, June 10, 2000 at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston with the Rev. James Rushton officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston with military rites by the Preston American Legion and VFW Posts. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
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Terry George Loucks

Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Terry Loucks, age 58, of Rochester, formerly of the Preston area, died Saturday, June 3, 2000 of heart failure at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born April 30, 1942 in Spring Valley. On April 7, 1962 he married Gail Bartels in Lime ..... 
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Elmer A. Lange

Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Elmer Lange, 79, of Harmony, a retired farm worker and truck driver, died of cancer Saturday, June 3, 2000, at his home.

He was born March 15, 1921, on the family farm in Fillmore County and attended area schools. On May 30, 1945, he married ..... 
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Syrald J. Bremseth

Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Syrald Bremseth, 79, of rural Lanesboro, died of cancer Sunday, June 4, 2000 at Harmony Care Center where he had been a patient four days.

Born March 31, 1921, in Fillmore County, he served in the Army during World War II and lived in Fillmo ..... 
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Irvin O. Allen

Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Irvin Allen, 86, of Mabel, died of a stroke Friday, June 2, 2000 at the Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah.

He was born September 28, 1913, in rural Winneshiek County, IA. He grew up and attended school in the area and married Irm ..... 
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Marjorie Hermanson

Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Marjorie Hermanson, 84, of Harmony, a retired business owner, died at the Harmony Community Nursing Home in Harmony on Friday morning, June 2, 2000.

Marjorie Ione Hollenback was born February 15, 1916 in Fillmore County, the daughter of Alvin ..... 
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Hulda B. Hemker

Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Hulda Hemker, age 105, of Wykoff, died Tuesday afternoon, June 6, 2000, at the Spring Valley Care Center.

Hulda Sabatke was born May 6, 1895, near Beaver Dam, WI, the daughter of William and Emma (Schwant) Sabatke. She moved with her parents ..... 
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Whalan, MN

Tue, Jun 6th, 2000
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Our limestone karst region is dotted with "sink holes" which indicate caverns below ground such as the caves at Mystery Cave near Forestville State Park.

When you visit the heart of Bluff Country, take the drive on MN Hwy. 80 and you will fin ..... 
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Whalan, MN

Tue, Jun 6th, 2000
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Whalan, with a population of 90, is one of the smaller towns along the trail. The town provides excellent access to the Root River Trail and nearby recreational activities. Situated at the midway point between Fountain and Rushford on the Root River ..... 
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