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Gordon P. Rushton


Fri, Mar 14th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Gordon P. Rushton, 78, of Preston, died March 11, 2003 at Preston Good Samaritan Center.

Born April 18, 1924, in Walsall, Saffordshire, England, he moved to Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, with his family in 1925 and attended school there. He joined St. John's Cadet Corps and achieved the rank of sergeant in the 24th Field Ambulance Unit. In 1940 he began working as a draftsman at Canadian Blower and Forge. He attended Galt Aircraft School and St. Thomas Technical Training School, and in 1944 joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as part of the Yorkshire Bomber Command and was sent to Belgium following VE Day. After his discharge in April 1946, he returned to Canadian Blower and Forge.

On Sept. 6, 1947, he married Bernice Viola Egerdee. The family moved to California in 1955 and lived in Los Angeles for 10 years, in San Diego for 13 years and in Escondido for four years. His wife died Nov. 25, 1990. After retiring in 1992 he lived in Dundee, Iowa, until moving to Preston in 1998. Mr. Rushton was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston. He had been active in scouting and enjoyed target shooting.

Survivors include two sons, Frederick (Sue) of San Diego and the Rev. James (Jeneane) of Preston; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy (Norm) Wallis of London, Ontario.

The funeral was March 15, 2003 at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, with the Revs. James Rushton and Jennifer Graf co-officiating. The body will be cremated after the service. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.

Josephine M. Peterson

Fri, Mar 14th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Josephine M. Peterson, 94, of Rushford, died March 7, 2003 at Winona Community Memorial Hospital.

Josephine Woxland was born Dec. 11, 1908. She married Edward Peterson on Oct. 19, 1927, in Rushford. She was a lifelong resident ..... 
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Mary L. Ostby

Fri, Mar 14th, 2003
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Mary L. Ostby, 67, of Chatfield, a homemaker, died March 11, 2003 at Rochester Methodist Hospital, where she had been a patient since March 7.

Mary L. Mahan was born Nov. 10, 1935, in Bonair, Iowa, and graduated from high schoo ..... 
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Erma S. Lee Olson

Fri, Mar 14th, 2003
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Erma S. Lee Olson, 85, of Peterson, died March 7, 2003 at Good Shepherd Home in Rushford.

Erma Sylvia Lee was born Sept. 9, 1917, in Fillmore County. She married Clifford Olson on June 22, 1940, in Highland, Minn. She was a gra ..... 
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Kermit Meyer

Fri, Mar 14th, 2003
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Kermit Meyer, 70, of rural Wykoff died March 9, 2003 at his home.

He was born April 2, 1932, on his family's rural Wykoff farm, where he lived all his life. Kermit was the son of Herman and Algie (Hanley) Meyer. He attended sch ..... 
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William McEnery

Fri, Mar 14th, 2003
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William McEnery, 69, of Bloomington, died March 3, 2003 in California.

He was born in Chicago on Oct. 18, 1933 to Eugene and Eleanor (Byrnes) McEnery. He was a 1955 graduate of St. Mary's College in Winona. On May 3, 1958, he m ..... 
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Verna L. Larson

Fri, Mar 14th, 2003
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Verna L. Larson, 82 of Houston, Minn., died March 7, 2003 at the Valley View Nursing Home.

She was born May 5, 1920, in Money Creek, Minn. to Edward and Emma (Buchholz) McElmury. In 1943, Verna married Carroll (Cy) Larson in Mil ..... 
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Theonal R. 'Bud' Johnson

Fri, Mar 14th, 2003
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Theonal R. 'Bud' Johnson, 86, of rural Wykoff, a longtime area farmer, died March 9, 2003 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.

Theonal was born Nov. 18, 1916, in rural Highland, the son of Ludvig and Mildred (Skall ..... 
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Leo Horan

Fri, Mar 14th, 2003
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Leo Horan, 86, of McGregor, Minn., formerly of Chatfield, died March 10, 2003 at his home on Lake Minnewawa.

He was born Aug. 29, 1916, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, and moved to Minnesota as a child. He farmed in the Rochester a ..... 
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