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John Dennis Applen


Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

John Dennis Applen, 65, of Eyota, Minn. passed away August 21, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary’s Campus.

John was born February 18, 1949 in Rochester to Donald and Viola (Howard) Applen. He attended schools in Chatfield, graduating from Chatfield High School in 1967. He attended RCTC and later enrolled in the Rochester vo-tech program to become a Chef. In 1969 he married Carol Ann Bale at Chatfield Lutheran Church. Following college he worked as a Chef at Michaels in Rochester for a couple of years before entering dairy farming in 1974. The couple made their home in Eyota. They worked together raising a family and running a dairy operation, along with cash crop farming in Orion and Eyota Townships.

John enjoyed his old cars, going to car shows, watching drag racing and NASCAR. He enjoyed cooking many meals for his family.

John is lovingly remembered by his wife Carol of 45 years, daughters Christine Pressnall (Eddie Brereton), of Chatfield and Catherine (Scott) Baker of Preston, Minn.. Mother Viola Applen of Eyota, brother Dwayne (Pat) Applen of Hot Springs, S.D., and sister-in-law Eloise Applen of Rochester also survive. Five grandchildren also survive: Benjamin Pressnall, Gavin Pressnall, Ashley Baker, Mikayla Baker, and Jared Baker.

John was preceded in death by his father Donald, infant brother Conrad “Stevie”, and brother Larry.

A Funeral Service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 26 at Chatfield Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Docken officiating. Visitation was from 5 -7 p.m. on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield and one hour before the service at the church. A committal service will take place at Orion Cemetery in rural Chatfield.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

John Dennis Applen

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

John Dennis Applen, 65, of Eyota passed away August 21, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary’s Campus. John was born February 18, 1949 in Rochester to Donald and Viola (Howard) Applen. He attended schools in Chatfield, graduating from Chat ..... 
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Emily Jean Peterson

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

Emily Jean Peterson, 39, was born on June 25, 1975 in Decorah, Iowa. As a little girl Emily was bubbly, happy, and spoiled by her two sisters and her brother. She was the apple of her daddy’s eye. Emily was the most generous, good-hearted, and ca ..... 
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Marvin Knox

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

Marvin Knox, age 75, of Brooklyn Park, Minn. Marvin was born and raised in Burr Oak, Iowa and graduate of the University of Iowa in 1961. He worked at Honeywell in the Avionics Division for 34 years. He is survived by wife of 51 years, Bette; childr ..... 
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Ralph J. Hanson

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Retired Sgt. Major Ralph Jesse Hanson was born in Preston, Minn. on September 5, 1942 to the late Ralph H. & Francis J. (Shaw) Hanson. He graduated from Preston High School in June 1961 and enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 12, 1961. He retired from ..... 
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Harold Eugene VanGundy

Mon, Aug 18th, 2014
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Harold Eugene VanGundy, 90 of Houston, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse with family at his side. Harold was born June 30, 1924 at the Caledonia Hospital to Carl and Luellen (Olson) VanGundy. He attend ..... 
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Delaine Margaret Johnson

Mon, Aug 18th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Delaine Margaret Johnson, age 79, of Mabel and formerly of Rushford died Friday, August 15, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. Delaine was born with her twin sister, Darlene, on January 5, 1935 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Richard and Delora (Da ..... 
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Marvin Clarence Baker

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Marvin Clarence Baker, 83 of Rushford, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at his home. Marvin, the youngest of four siblings, was born in Rushford on January 7, 1931 to Carl and Mabel (Maguson) Baker. Marvin’s father died before he was born, which le ..... 
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Scott Royce Hatfield

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Scott Royce Hatfield was born on February 23, 1943 in Austin, MN. He was the son of Leona (Scott) and Royce Hatfield. He grew up on a farm in Florenceville, IA and attended Cresco High School. He served in the US Navy for seven years as a Cryptolo ..... 
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