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Jerome P. Forde


Fri, Nov 1st, 2002
Posted in Obituaries

Jerome P. Forde, 78, of Mabel, a longtime area farmer, died October 25, 2002 at Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.

He was born June 20, 1924, in Newburg Township, Fillmore County to Alvin, Sr., and Minnie (Holland) Forde. He attended Mabel-area schools. From November 1945 to February 1947, he served in the Army as a military policeman in Germany. On Feb. 21, 1948, he married Vina Mae Gilbertson in Austin. A farmer in the Mabel area most of his life, he formerly worked for Roverud Construction, Mabel Cooperative and Southern States Feed in Williamsburg, Va. He was a former member of Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel and a former member of the Mabel Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Mabel First Lutheran Church, Joseph B. Lund American Legion Post 299 and Kittleson Onsgard Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5769. He enjoyed music, dancing, driving and politics.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Allan (Rita) of Mabel and Paul (Roslyn) of Fountain; a daughter, Sharon (Tom) Armstrong of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Arthur (Katherine) of La Crosse and Alvin Jr. (Julia) of Sparta, Wis. He was preceded in death by a grandson and a sister.

The funeral was held Oct. 29, 2002 at First Lutheran Church in Mabel, with the Rev. Stephen Fiksdal officiating. Burial was in Mabel Lutheran Cemetery, with military rites by the Mabel Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.

William E. Goetsch

Fri, Nov 1st, 2002
Posted in Obituaries

William E. Goetsch, 73, of Cresco, IA, died September 17, 2002 at Regional Health Services in Cresco, IA.

William Earl Goetsch was born January 26, 1929 to William F. and Sylvia (Grabau) Goetsch. He attended Lincoln country scho ..... 
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Lorraine Miller

Fri, Nov 1st, 2002
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Lorraine Miller, 76, formerly of the LeRoy area, died October 27, 2002 at the Ostrander Nursing Home, where she had resided for about two and a half years.

Lorraine Thoreson was born May 2, 1926 in Beaver Township, Fillmore Cou ..... 
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Clarence R. Paulson

Fri, Nov 1st, 2002
Posted in Obituaries

Clarence R. Paulson, 95, of rural Chatfield, a longtime area farmer, was found dead at his home October 23, 2002.

He was born April 1, 1907, in Pilot Mound Township, Fillmore County, rural Chatfield and lived in the Chatfield a ..... 
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Ervin S. Rye

Fri, Nov 1st, 2002
Posted in Obituaries

Ervin S. Rye, 83, of Rushford, died October 30, 2002, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Preston, Minn.

Ervin was born on July 15, 1919, in South Fork of Fillmore County, Minn. to Peter and Margit (Sand) Rye. Ervin attended s ..... 
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Eleanor M. Sweet

Fri, Oct 25th, 2002
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Eleanor M. Sweet, 86, of Rushford, a longtime Rush Products employee, died Oct. 20, 2002 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Eleanor Marion Johns was born April 17, 1916, on the family farm in rural Rushford, grew up in ..... 
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Kenneth D. Kvam

Fri, Oct 25th, 2002
Posted in Obituaries

Kenneth D. Kvam, 72, of Spring Valley, former owner of Kvam Oil Co., died October 18, 2002 at Rochester Methodist Hospital.

He was born May 16, 1930, in Prosper, MN to Orlando and Lillian (Baardsgaard) Kvam. He served in the Ar ..... 
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Conrad D. Johnson

Fri, Oct 25th, 2002
Posted in Obituaries

Conrad D. Johnson, 73, of Spring Valley, former operator of the Dairy Queen, died October 16, 2002 at Ostrander Nursing Home.

He was born April 18, 1929, in Chicago, the son of Conrad and Gladys (Perrin) Johnson. He attended hi ..... 
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William Donald Cummings

Fri, Oct 25th, 2002
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William Donald Cummings, 76, of Bloomington, formerly of Wykoff, died October 18, 2002.

He was born Jan. 1, 1926, in Wykoff and served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945. On April 12, 1947, he married Katherine Kratz. Mr. Cummings g ..... 
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