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Gillespie - Howard C.


Fri, Nov 19th, 2004
Posted in Obituaries

Howard C. Gillespie, 72, of rural Fountain, died Nov. 15, 2004 at his home.

He was born Sept. 30, 1932, in Oskaloosa, Iowa to C.M. and Amy (Hoffman) Gillespie. As a boy, he moved with his family to Renwick, Iowa, and graduated from Renwick High School. He farmed with his family until his marriage to Joann Madison on Aug. 15, 1954, in Goldfield, Iowa. The couple made their home on a farm in rural Renwick until moving to the Fountain area in 1958. Mr. Gillespie was a farmer and also was a sales representative for Pioneer Seeds for 10 years, a farm loan officer at F&M Community Bank in Preston for five years, a Garst district sales manager for six years and a school bus driver for the Preston-Fountain school district for a few years. He was a member of Fountain United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sherry (Gary) Hareldson of Fountain; four sons, Jeff (Jacki) of Fountain, Paul (Pamela) of Iowa City, Iowa, Kent (Kelli) of Chatfield and Kirk (Tracy) of Mounds View, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; a brother, James (Betty) of Hillsdale, Ill.; and a sister, Judi Squiers of Cordova, Ill.

The funeral for Howard C. Gillespie was Nov. 19 at Preston United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Rader officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.

Rodenz - Lurana

Fri, Nov 12th, 2004
Posted in Obituaries

Lurana Rodenz, 88, of Denver, formerly of Spring Valley, died Nov. 4, 2004, in Denver.

Lurana E. Sullivan was born Nov. 13, 1915, in Spring Valley, grew up on the family farm and lived there most of her life. She married Donald ..... 
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Gaustad - Bethany E. Betty

Fri, Nov 12th, 2004
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Bethany E. Betty Gaustad, 80, of Houston, died Nov. 2, 2004 at Valley View Nursing Home in Houston.

Bethany E. Gorder was born Nov. 23, 1923, in Bridge Creek Valley near Rushford and lived in the area all her life. On Feb. 28, ..... 
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Thacher - Roland Ronnie

Fri, Nov 12th, 2004
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Roland Ronnie Thacher, 86, of Preston, died Nov. 10, 2004 at Preston Good Samaritan Care Center.

He was born June 11, 1918, in Bristol Township, Fillmore County, and attended a country school. From June 1941 to December 1945, ..... 
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Eickhoff - Dora

Fri, Nov 12th, 2004
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Dora Eickhoff, 96, of Wykoff, died Nov. 9, 2004 at the Ostrander Nursing Home, where she had lived since January 1989.

Dora Niemeyer was born Nov. 24, 1907, in rural Fillmore to Fred and Lydia (Schunke) Niemeyer. In 1927, she ma ..... 
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Gragert - Adrian Charles

Fri, Nov 12th, 2004
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Adrian Charles Gragert, 95, of Spring Valley, died Nov. 9, 2004 at Spring Valley Care Center.

He was born Dec. 28, 1908, in Dows, Iowa, and attended country schools through the eighth grade. On Nov. 1, 1932, he married Dorothy A ..... 
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Haugerud - Charles Warfield

Fri, Nov 5th, 2004
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Charles Warfield Haugerud, 23, of Harmony, died Oct. 27, 2004 in rural Fillmore County.

He was born July 26, 1981, in Preston to Mark and Mary (OConnor) Haugerud. He attended Fillmore Central Schools and graduated in 2000. [Read the Rest]

Greenwood - Mary Edith

Fri, Nov 5th, 2004
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Mary Edith Greenwood, 93, of Spring Valley, died Oct. 27, 2004 at the Spring Valley Care Center.

Mary Edith Imro was born Dec. 8, 1910, in Lakefield, Minn., and attended Lakefield High School. On April 10, 1932, she married Will ..... 
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Colbenson - Audrey Marie

Fri, Nov 5th, 2004
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Audrey Marie Colbenson, 74, died Oct. 21, 2004 at Chris Jesen Nursing Home in Duluth.

Audrey Marie Barney was born Aug. 5, 1930 to Albert and Helen (Gilbertson) Barney in Rush Creek, Fillmore County. She attended Tenborg Country ..... 
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