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Gertie Leona Bakkum


Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Gertie Leona Bakkum, 96 of Rushford, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Gertie was born February 20, 1919 in Canton, Minn. to Olaf and Clara (Peterson) Lysgaard. She attended school at Newberg School through the eighth grade. Gertie married Alfred Bakkum on September 21, 1940 in Spring Grove, Minn. They farmed near Preston, then south of Rushford for many years until they moved to Rushford. She worked at Winona Hotel and Good Shepherd Lutheran Home for 20 years. She enjoyed her chickens, her large garden, canning, cooking, and baking Norwegian goodies. Gertie loved lots of company. After moving to Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in May 2008, she enjoyed all the activities. Gertie was a member of Highland Prairie Lutheran Church and its ladies organizations.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth (Catherine) Bakkum of Rushford; daughter, Marie (Glenn) Ingalls of Rochester; seven grandchildren: Kendall (Lisa) Bakkum, Caryn Butler, Rick Boyum (Lynette Stevens), Scott (Lora) Boyum, Sara (Jeff) Ptacek, Dean (Jodi) Bakkum, and Renae Loth-Birch (Fred Birch); 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Vigeland; son-in-law, Roger Boyum; and many nieces and nephews. Gertie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred, in 1987; son, Arthur Bakkum; son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Darlene Bakkum; daughter, Alice Boyum; and sisters, Bertha Bjergum, Lillian Haagenson, and Dorothy Inglett.

Gertie’s family would like to thank the entire staff at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home for the wonderful care given to her the last seven years.

Memorials are preferred to Highland Prairie Lutheran Church or Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.

Funeral service was held 11 a.m., Friday, March 27, 2015 at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church with visitation two hours prior. Reverend Marie AK Anderson officiated. Gertie was laid to rest at Highland Prairie Lutheran Cemetery.

Please share a memory of Gertie with her family at www.hofffuneral.com.

Emily Frances Baker

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Emily Frances Baker, age 88, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2015 at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield. Emily was born April 3, 1926 in Chatfield to Amil and Emma (Fimon) Kadlec. Emily attended schools in Chatfield. She married Loren Bake ..... 
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Elsa Biel Wilkie

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Elsa Wilkie were held 1 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, Minn., with Pastor Jim Scaife officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Visitation was held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Ma ..... 
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Ronald Arlyn Wilbur

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Ronald Arlyn Wilbur, 84, of Chatfield passed away March 14, 2015 at the Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester. Ron was born October 18, 1930 on the family farm in Winneshiek County, Iowa to Miles K. and Valeda (Murdock) Wilbur. He attended ..... 
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Norma Muriel Bratberg

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Norma Muriel Bratberg, 94, of Rushford, Minn. died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Norma was born on May 20, 1920, in Norway Township of Fillmore County, Minn. to Oscar and Amelia (Tompte) Gravos. She wa ..... 
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Lenora Hintze

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lenora Hintze peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Spring Valley Care Center in Spring Valley, Minn., 10 days short of celebrating her 101st birthday. Lenora Hilda (Grabau) Hintze was born March 24, 1914, to Albert and Bertha ..... 
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Dennis John Holty

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Dennis John Holty, 68, Spring Grove, Minn. died suddenly on Monday, March 16, 2015 near the farm he purchased from his grandfather, Oscar, located on Highway 44, between Spring Grove and Mabel. Dennis was born at the hospital in Spring Grove, Marc ..... 
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Marcia Kay Leibold

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Marcia Kay Leibold, age 58, of Winona, Minn., formerly of Wykoff, Chatfield and Spring Valley, died Tuesday evening, March 10, 2015, at her residence in Winona. Marcia was born February 28, 1957, in Rochester, the daughter of Kermit and Louella ..... 
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Erwin D. Tart

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral Mass for Erwin D. Tart was held 10:30 Wednesday March 11, 2015 at St Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley, with Father Marreddy Pothiredy officiating. Visitation was held at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley from 5-7 p.m. Tues ..... 
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