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Petersen - Dorothy Elida


Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Dorothy Elida Petersen, 83, of Rushford died November 28, 2003, at Community Memorial Hospital in Winona.

Elida Bratland was born Dec. 16, 1919 in Rushford, Minn., to John C. and Ida G. (Laumb) Bratland. She graduated from Rushford High School in 1939. She then went on to complete nurses training at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. She was united in marriage with Arnold Petersen on Oct. 4, 1941, in Rushford, Minn. Arnold preceded her in death Nov. 18, 1974. She worked as a nurse at the Whitehall Asylum, St. Francis Hospital in La Crosse and Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. She was the private nurse to Dr. Gallagher and was a midwife helper at Cotterhall Maternity Home in Rushford. She was also a nurse at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, and she had the distinction of admitting the first and one-hundredth patients. She was the manager of the Lewiston CU Drive-in and also worked at Camera Art. She was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid and WELCA. She also led a Bible study at the Good Shepherd Apartments in Rushford.

Survivors include 5 sons; Dennis A. (Karen) Petersen, Rushford, Ronald A. (Peggy) Petersen, Rushford, John A. (Bonnie) Petersen, Rushford, Gregory C. (Marion) Petersen, Caledonia, Minn., David R. (Heidi) Petersen, Winona; a daughter, Colleen M. (Bruce) Volkmann, Winona; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Gusta Highum, Good Shepherd Home, Rushford; sister-in-law, Agnes (Obert) Thomley, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; a lifelong friend, Abigail Voight, Mayar, Minn.; many nieces; nephews; cousins; other relative and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother and his wife; sister and her husband; a grandson and granddaughter.

A memorial service was held December 1, 2003, at Rushford Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Roger Michaelson and the Rev. David Watson officiating. Burial was in Immanuel (Silo) Lutheran Cemetery, with the Rev. William Meilner officiating. Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Home in Winona was in charge of arrangements.

Patten - Arlene

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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Arlene Patten, 81, of Felton, Calif., formerly of Harmony, died October 28, 2003, at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz.

Arlene Benson was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Harmony, attended rural Harmony elementary schools, and graduated f ..... 
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Miller - Marjorie M.

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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Marjorie M. Miller, 93, of Greenleafton, died November 28, 2003 at Harmony Healthcare, where she had lived since February 2001.

Marjorie M. Boland was born June 12, 1910, on the family farm in Bristol Township, Fillmore County, ..... 
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Holmen - Rosa

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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Rosa Holmen, 95 of Ostrander, died November 27, 2003 at Ostrander Nursing Home, where she had lived for nine years.

Rosa Claassen was born March 5, 1908, in Fredericksburg, Iowa. In October 1923, she married Elmer Holmen in Aus ..... 
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Doffing - MayBelle F.

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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MayBelle F. Doffing, 96, of St. Anne Extended Healthcare, Winona, died December 2, 2003 at St. Anne.

Ms. Doffing was born in Bellingham, Minn. on August 18, 1907 the daughter of George F. and Emma (Gloege) Schuett. She graduate ..... 
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Vatne - Sanford 'Kent

Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
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Sanford 'Kent' Vatne, 74, of LeRoy, a retired Interstate Power Co. employee, died November 18, 2003 at his home.

He was born Oct. 3, 1929, in Albert Lea, attended LeRoy schools and graduated from LeRoy High School in 1947. On J ..... 
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Overton - Esther M.

Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
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Esther M. Overton, 94, formerly of Byron and Hayfield, died November 18, 2003 at Pine Haven Care Center in Pine Island, where she had lived since 1999.

Esther M. Davis was born April 11, 1909, in Whiting, Iowa, grew up there an ..... 
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Maitland - Kerry Jo

Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
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Kerry Jo Maitland, 57, of Parkersburg, formerly of Lime Springs, died November 18, 2003 at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, Iowa, of complications of multiple sclerosis.

Kerry Jo Johnson was born April 6, 1946, in Cres ..... 
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Knutson Allan 'Yank'

Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
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Allan ‘Yank’ Knutson, 55, of Fountain, formerly of Rochester, died November 16, 2003 at Rochester Methodist Hospital.

Born May 7, 1948, in Preston, he grew up in Rochester and served in the Army. On Oct. 4, 1969, he married Jan ..... 
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