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Wallace “Wally” Himlie


Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Wallace “Wally” Himlie

Wallace “Wally” W. Himlie, 88, of Rushford, Minn., died on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Valley View Healthcare and Rehab Center in Houston, Minn.

Wally was born on May 16, 1928, in rural Peterson, Minn., to Lars and Mina (Ferden) Himlie. He was raised on the family farm and attended country school and was a 1946 graduate of Rushford High School. On December 2, 1950, he was united in marriage with Arleen Bratberg at the Rushford Lutheran Parsonage. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953. Wally worked with his dad, Lars for a few years as a contractor. In 1955, Wally along with his brother, George started Himlie Brothers Construction Company. George died in 1976, and Wally had been the sole proprietor of the company from then until the time of his death. In 1997, Wally was voted business person of the year by the Rushford Business Association and was a nominee for Mr. Rushford in 2005. Wally’s hobbies included:woodworking, auctions, antiquing, antique clubs, Rushford history, and maintaining his hobby farm. He was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church, Rushford Area Historical Society, Rushford Area Business Association, Rushford Lions, and the Rushford American Legion of which he was a past commander.

Wally is survived by his four children: Darrell (May) Himlie of Rushford, Roxanne (Darrel) Evenson of Houston, Minn.; Kyle (Jaime) Himlie of Peterson, Minn.; and Leslie (Chris) Quella of Peterson, Minn,; eight grandchildren: Brian, Tina, Jeremy, Dustin, Nicole, Krista, Jayden, and Justin; seven great-grandchildren: Torin, Tayla, Kaitlyn, Connor, Ashley, Christopher, and Miyana; and by one great-great-granddaughter, Adela. Wally was so proud of all of his grandchildren and of the five generations of his family. He was also survived by one brother, Vince Himlie of Shelton, Wash., and a sister-in-law, Velma Himlie of Rushford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three sisters, six brothers, and one grandson, Brandon Kingsley.

There will be a memorial service for Wally at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 12, at Rushford Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the Church. Burial will take place at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, Minn.< .....
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Gordon Jerome Olson

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in All Obituaries

Gordon Jerome Olson, 83, of Chatfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Gordon was born September 20th, 1932 in Gibbon, Minn., to Clarence and Hulda (Swenson) Olson. He grew up in the Gibbon community, graduating from Gibbon ..... 
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Kathleen “Kitty” Sween

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Kathleen “Kitty” Sween, age 89, died peacefully on September 4, 2016 at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center, where she had been a resident for the past two years. Kitty was born on July 29, 1927 in Grand Meadow, Minn., to Alvin and Marcella ( ..... 
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Coty Vickerman

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Coty Curtis Vickerman, age 29, of Mabel, Minn., died Tuesday, August 30, 2016 near Hesper, Iowa from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Coty was born July 21, 1987 in Decorah, Iowa to Lori Vickerman and Albert Monson. In 2005 he gradua ..... 
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Dale Finseth

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Dale Finseth, 89, of Fountain, passed away Friday September 2, 2016 at Gunderson Harmony Health Care in Harmony. Dale was born July 13, 1927 in Carrollton Township to Justin and Ida (Skrukrud) Finseth at the home on the farm in Carrollton Townshi ..... 
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Clayton Wangsness

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in All Obituaries

Clayton Wangsness, age 75, of Decorah, Iowa, died on Sunday, August 28, 2106 at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Clayton Elvin Wangsness was born on November 22, 21940 in Cresco, Iowa, the son of Elvin and Nina (Hjelle) Wangsness. He was ..... 
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Gerald Eugene Small

Mon, Sep 5th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Gerald Eugene Small, 77, of Lanesboro, formally of Carlton, Minn., passed away at Chosen Valley Care Center on August 28, 2016. Gerald was born on July 1, 1939, in Holyoke, Minn., to Lowell and Lulu Mae (Scott) Small. Gerald married his wife of ..... 
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Lorraine Greenslade

Mon, Sep 5th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Lorraine Greenslade, 92, of rural Cresco, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Cresco ..... 
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Gordon Johannsen

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Gordon Johannsen Gordon Johannsen, 79 of Harmony, Minn., passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Greenfield Luthera ..... 
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