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Marvin W. Eck


Fri, Aug 22nd, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Marvin W. Eck, 73, of Spring Valley, died August 14, 2003 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Rochester. In 1947, he graduated from Wykoff High School. He married Shirley Stien and they later were divorced. He married Mildred Metcalf, and they were married 39 1/2 years. She died Sept. 11, 2000. On Feb. 16, 2002, he married Marie Warren in Spring Valley. From 1951 to l953, he served in the U.S. Army, stationed in England.

He was well known as a stilt walker. From 1947 to 1980, he walked all over the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Honduras, with Art Swenson Shows, Joie Chitwood Shows, Shrine Circus, and on his own. He went to school in Chicago to learn radio repair, farmed in Fillmore, and worked for Waters Instruments in Rochester. Later, he moved to Fort Meyers, Fla., and lived there 32 years. He had his own mowing and parking lot sweeping business before retiring in 1996 due health problems. Mr. Eck was a board member of Ed's Museum, and was active in the American Legion and food shelf. He also was a Boy Scout leader in Wykoff and Fort Meyers.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Randy (Sandy) of Fort Meyers; one daughter, Debra (Rich) Hollaman of Fort Collins, Colo.; three stepsons, Tom (Theresa) Warren, and Tim (Marti) Warren, both of Spring Valley, and John (Mary) Metcalf of Fort Meyers; four grandsons; and step-grandchildren. One son, one stepson and one stepdaughter preceded him in death.

The memorial service was August 19, 2003 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wykoff, with the Rev. Peter J. Sestak officiating. The body was cremated.

Irene A. Buchanan

Fri, Aug 22nd, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Irene A. Buchanan, 81, of Chatfield, a retired bookkeeper, died August 17, 2003 at Whitewater Healthcare Center in Chatfield, where she had lived one month.

She was born Sept. 5, 1921, in Chatfield and attended Chatfield High S ..... 
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Sister Odile Eischen

Fri, Aug 15th, 2003
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Sister Odile, 88, a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes who served as an educator and parish worker, died August 9, 2003 at Assisi Heights.

Evelyn Gertrude Eischen was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Kellogg and ..... 
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Bernie Houghtelin

Fri, Aug 15th, 2003
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Bernie Houghtelin, 81, a carpenter from Chatfield, died August 10, 2003 under hospice care at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. He had been there five days.

He was born June 19, 1922, in Pilot Mound. In 1940 he graduated from ..... 
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Robert 'Bob' Hansen

Fri, Aug 15th, 2003
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Robert 'Bob' Hansen, 76, of LeRoy, a retired Hillandale Farms employee, died August 12, 2003 at his home. He had been ill with cancer since October 2002.   He was born Nov. 21, 1926, in Howard County, Iowa, and attended Oakda ..... 
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Gerald Elton

Fri, Aug 15th, 2003
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Gerald Reuben Elton, 75, of Woodville died August 6, 2003 at his residence following an illness with cancer.

Gerald Elton was born on March 28, 1928 in Harmony, Minn.; the son of Reuben and Mae Louise (Culberton) Elton. He was ..... 
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Phyllis C. Burkholder

Fri, Aug 15th, 2003
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Phyllis C. Burkholder, 85, of Mabel, formerly of Harmony died August 11, 2003 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

Phyllis Burkholder was born August 16, 1917 in Mabel to Granville and Martha Adelia (Miner) Bates. She g ..... 
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Riddle - Letter to the editor

Fri, Aug 15th, 2003
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Letter about Heartland

I am writing to express concern about the proposed Heartland Tire Burning Plant near Preston, MN. According to plans, the plant would burn 103,000 tons of tires a year, or 396 tons a day, producing thousan ..... 
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Joseph Albert Follmuth

Fri, Aug 8th, 2003
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Joseph Albert Follmuth, 71, of rural St. Ansgar, Iowa, a longtime area dairy and grain farmer, died July 31, 2003 at Rochester Methodist Hospital.

Born July 24, 1932, in Mitchell County, Iowa, he grew up in the area and graduat ..... 
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