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Wendell Gaylord Peterson


Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
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Wendell Gaylord Peterson, age 81, of Mabel, Minn., died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Mayo Health Systems –St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minn..

Wendell was born December 10, 1932 in Newburg Township, Fillmore County, Minn. to Walter and Gladys (Halverson) Peterson. He graduated from the Mabel High School. He worked on the farm with his father and then joined the United States Army and was stationed at Ft. Hood, Tex. He returned to the farm and on September 24, 1976 was united in marriage to Lucille Melcher. They continued to farm until 1985 when they moved into Mabel where he worked at the feed mill and later managed the apartments at Cherrywood Estates. He was a lifelong member of the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel and enjoyed activities with his grandchildren, watching the Packers and Twins, keeping up with world events, bowling, and old tractors.

Wendell is survived by his wife, Lucille of Mabel; a daughter Joan Farrington; grandchildren, Dane (Jessi) Saxon, Naomi (Max) Stockert, Brandon (Alysha) Wilbanks, and Nicole (Anthony) Wilbanks; seven great-grandchildren, Devlin Saxon, Isaiah, Xavier, and Alexis Stockert, and Harmoni, Gabriel, and Josie Wilbanks; five sisters, Mavis Johnsrud of Spring Grove, Minn., Jan McDonough of Rochester, Barbara Peterson of Rochester, Beverly (Kenneth) Schivone of Shoreview, Minn., and Audrey (David) Insoft of Pound Ridge, N.Y.; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roger Peterson; a sister, Joyce Johnson; and brothers-in-law, Orvin Johnsrud and Dennis McDonough.

Funeral services will be at 11 am Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel, with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors by the American Legion. Visitation will be 4 – 8 pm. Sunday, September 28 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.

Jean M. Peterson

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
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Jean M. Peterson, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at her home in rural Harmony, Minn. at the age of 61 after a courageous battle against renal cancer. Memorial Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday Septemb ..... 
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Darrell Freeman

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
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Darrell Freeman, age 83, of Spring Valley, Minn., passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Spring Valley Care Center. Darrell Kenneth Freeman was born February 7, 1931, in Spring Valley, Minn., to Wayland and Alice (Furhmeister) Freeman. H ..... 
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Evelyn Shirley “Evie” Dragvold

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
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Evelyn Shirley “Evie” Dragvold Jona, age 71, of Grand Island, Neb., entered Heaven’s gate September 21, 2014. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September 27th at Faith Lutheran Church in Blackhammer, Minn. with Pastor Leonard Liptack ..... 
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Wayne A. Dotzenrod

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
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Wayne Alvin Dotzenrod, 69, of Chatfield, Minn., died on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minn.. Wayne was born October 30, 1944 to Lloyd and Lorraine (Rogstad) Dotzenrod in Grand Meadow ..... 
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Arlene H. Churchill

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
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Arlene Churchill, age 93, of Apple Valley, Minn., formerly of Spring Valley, Minn., passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at Ebenezer Ridges Care Center in Burnsville, Minn. Arlene H. Rost was born April 2, 1921, in Hartley, Iowa, to Clifford and ..... 
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Joel F. Schrock

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
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Joel F. Schrock Joel F. Schrock, age 76, a 45-year resident of Geneva, Ill. passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Ebenezer Ridges Healthcare Center in Burnsville, Minn. from complications of Parkinsons. He was born June 29, 1938, in Goshen, ..... 
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LaVonne Ann Hellickson

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
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LaVonne Ann Hellickson LaVonne Ann Hellickson, 84, of Preston, Minn., died at her home on Sunday afternoon, September 14, 2014. LaVonne was born September 16, 1929, on a farm near Cherry Grove, Minn., to Ralph (Jack) and Nellie (Ramaker) McKenzie ..... 
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Roger Dallas Garnatz

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
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Roger Dallas Garnatz 63 of Duluth, Minn., formerly of Rochester, Minn. died unexpectedly Sunday September 14, 2014 at Essentia Health center in Duluth Minn. Roger was born September 11, 1951 to Dallas and Ruth (Stender) Garnatz in Preston. Roger g ..... 
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