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Lloyd Foltz


Fri, Mar 14th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Lloyd Foltz, 86, of Hesper, died March 9, 2003 at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

He was born July 28, 1916, in Canton to Henry and Clara (Anderson) Foltz. He attended school in Canton and worked on the family farm near there. He then worked as a carpenter in Hesper before becoming a mechanic for Northwest Airlines. On June 1, 1941, he married Lorna M. McMillen at Hesper Lutheran Church. From 1943 to 1945, he was in the Army Air Corp and was a mechanic in the China-Burma-India Theater. After the war, the couple moved back to Hesper, where they had lived since. His wife died Dec. 29, 2002. He worked as a carpenter for Nick Traanas and eventually started his own construction business, which he worked at until about 1986. He was a member of Hesper Lutheran Church, the American Legion for 55 years, the Toot and Whistle Club, and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed operating the family steam engine, entertaining, and playing the keyboard and banjo.

Survivors include a son, Lyle (Judy) of Apple Valley, Minn.; two daughters, Lynn (Dan) Gundlach of La Crosse, Wis., and Luann (Stanley) Vongroven of Canton; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dean (Henrietta) of Caledonia; and a sister, Helen Selness of Texas. He was preceded in death by a son, four brothers and two sisters.

The funeral was March 13, 2003 at Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa, with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating. Burial was in Hesper Lutheran Cemetery, with military rites by the Mabel American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.

Richard Donald 'Dick' Drury

Fri, Mar 14th, 2003
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Richard Donald 'Dick' Drury, 65, of Winona, formerly of Preston, died March 9, 2003 at Community Memorial Hospital in Winona.

He was born Feb. 21, 1938, in Lanesboro to Jimmy and Lillian (Kingsbury) Drury, and grew up in Presto ..... 
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Grace L. Reicks

Fri, Mar 7th, 2003
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Grace L. Reicks, age 63, of Bella Vista, Ark., formerly of Preston, died March 1, 2003 in Preston.

Grace McCabe was born Sept. 15, 1939, in Harmony, the daughter of Richard and Gladys (Ryan) McCabe. She attended school in Harmo ..... 
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Marie B. Miller

Fri, Mar 7th, 2003
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Marie B. Miller, 73, of Preston, formerly of Chatfield, died Feb. 27, 2003 at her home.

Marie Wehrenberg was born Sept. 27, 1929, in Chatfield, the daughter of Herbert and Bertha (Spitzer) Wehrenberg. She grew up in the Chatfie ..... 
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Charleen Healy

Fri, Mar 7th, 2003
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Charleen Healy, 68, of Rochester, formerly of Spring Valley, died March 2, 2003 at her home.

Charleen Patten was born Sept. 16, 1934, in Spring Valley, the daughter of Clark and Irene (Roeder) Pattern. She grew up in the area a ..... 
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Shirlee Anderson Casemier

Fri, Mar 7th, 2003
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Shirlee Anderson Casemier, 63, passed away in her home on January 6, 2003 after a short illness with cancer.

Born August 15, 1939 in Minneapolis MN, she was adopted in infancy by Nels and Alpha Rukke of Harmony MN. She attended ..... 
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Dennis W. Anderson

Fri, Mar 7th, 2003
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Dennis W. Anderson, 62, of Houston, died Feb. 27, 2003 at his home.

He was born Aug. 13, 1940, to Clarence and Helen (Hanson) Anderson. He was raised in Peterson and graduated from Peterson High School. He worked at Saint Marys ..... 
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Nettie Wehrenberg

Fri, Feb 28th, 2003
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Nettie Wehrenberg, 93, of Stewartville, formerly of Fountain, Lake City and Rochester, died Feb. 20, 2003 at Stewartville Care Center where, she had lived since Sept. 14, 2001.

Nettie Knutson was born March 30, 1909, in rural F ..... 
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Doris H. Vathing

Fri, Feb 28th, 2003
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Doris H. Vathing, 93, of Houston, died Feb. 23, 2003 at Valley View Nursing Home in Houston.

Doris H. Schulz was born May 17, 1909, in Ivanhoe, Minn. In 1927 she graduated from Ivanhoe High School and attended Ivanhoe Normal Sc ..... 
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