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Ward - Howard M.


Fri, Jun 25th, 2004
Posted in Obituaries

Howard M. Ward, 83, of Lanesboro, died June 21, 2004 at Good Samaritan Care Center in Preston, where he had been a patient four days.

Born Nov. 5, 1920, in Lanesboro, he graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1938 and served in the Army Air Forces from 1941 to 1945. He attended Southwest State Teachers College in San Marcos, Tex., where he qualified as a bombardier for the Air Force. On Nov. 27, 1941, he married Clarice Olson in Lanesboro. He and his brother, Donald, owned and operated Ward Brothers Road Construction from 1946 to 1954, and from 1959 to 1992, he was involved in standard-bred harness horse racing as an owner, trainer, breeder and driver; he had raced in many states. Mr. Ward was a member of the Lanesboro American Legion and the Harness Horse Association.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Larry (Pat) of Temple Hills, Md.; two daughters, Donna (Robert) Johanns of Strawberry Point, Iowa, and Terri (Dave) Dudek of Chatfield; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Donald (Alene) of Lanesboro and Willard of Winona. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, a brother and a sister.

The funeral for Howard M. Ward was June 25 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in Lanesboro Cemetery, with military graveside rites by the Lanesboro American Legion. Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.

Hazel - Roy O.

Fri, Jun 25th, 2004
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Roy O. Hazel, 79, of rural Lanesboro, died June 21, 2004 at his home in Carrolton Township, Fillmore County.

He was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Preston and lived there for 12 years before moving to rural Lanesboro. He graduated fro ..... 
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Hanson - Vera M.

Fri, Jun 25th, 2004
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Vera M. Hanson, 83, of Houston, died June 16, 2004 at Valley View Nursing Home in Houston.

Vera M. Halvorson was born May 15, 1921, in Yucatan Township, Houston County, and lived in the Houston area all her life. On Sept. 15, 1 ..... 
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Dubke - Lottie Mary

Fri, Jun 25th, 2004
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Lottie Mary Dubke, 69, of Chatfield, died June 19, 2004 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Lottie Mary Wilcox was born Sept. 28, 1934, in Wabasha. She was an antiques dealer in Elgin for many years, owned and operated restau ..... 
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Christopherson - Kenneth R.

Fri, Jun 25th, 2004
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Kenneth R. Christopherson, 71 of Ostrander died June 23, 2004 at the Ostrander Nursing Home where he resided for a short time.

Born December 12, 1932 in Ostrander to Elmer and Esther (Hanson) Christopherson. He married Delores B ..... 
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Betterley - Melvin L.

Fri, Jun 25th, 2004
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Melvin L. Betterley, 94, of Iowa City, Iowa, formerly of Reads Landing and Harmony, died June 20, 2004 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following a brief illness.

Born June 13, 1910, in Rock Elm, Wis., he graduated f ..... 
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Bacon - Ruth Heather

Fri, Jun 25th, 2004
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Ruth Heather Bacon, age 85, of Janesville, Wis. formerly of rural Wykoff, died June 21, 2004, at Mercy Assisted Care hospice in Janesville.

Ruth Heather House was born March 22, 1919, in rural Kasson to Alva and Eunice (Wyman) H ..... 
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Zwart - Karolyn Rita Schmidt

Fri, Jun 18th, 2004
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Karolyn Rita Schmidt Zwart, 46, of Spring Valley, formerly of Chatfield and Wykoff, died June 13, 2004 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident outside of Pilot Mound in Fillmore County.

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Rolls - Theone G. Horsman

Fri, Jun 18th, 2004
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Theone G. Horsman Rolls, 83, of Chatfield, died June 14, 2004 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, where she had been a patient since June 1.

Theone G. Wallace was born July 17, 1920, in Spring Valley. On Feb. 1, 1936, she mar ..... 
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