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Robert Carl Oesterreich


Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Robert “Bob” Carl Oesterreich, son of Carl and Marne Underleak Oesterreich, brother of Phyllis Lipscomb, and the twin brother of Roberta Joyce, was born Jan. 21, 1925, in Rochester and passed away peacefully in San Diego, Calif. on May 9, 2015, aged 90.

Bob was brought up in Rochester, and in June 1943, he graduated from Rochester High School as vice president of the senior class. Bob had a Saturday job cleaning mixer interiors at a bread factory, and was a member of the Boy Scouts and Order of the DeMolay. This was during World War II, and Bob enlisted immediately, hitchhiking to the Twin Cities, and reported to Fort Snelling in June 1943. In August 1944, Bob received his wings and a second lieutenant rating. In February 1945, at age 20, Bob flew from Fla. to China by way of Brazil, Africa, Arabia, India, and over the “Hump” in the Himalayas as part of a Flying Tigers’ mission under the command of Major General Claire Chenault. Bob was stationed in Kunming, China, with the 14th Air Force, flying a B-25 on combat missions. As a first lieutenant, he was moved to Hankow, China, where he flew C-46 and C-47 cargo planes, transporting Chinese army personnel and supplies to prisoners of war. After the war, Bob returned home in time for Christmas 1945.

For his service in the U.S. Army Air Force, Bob was awarded the Air Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, two Presidential Unit Citations, and two battle stars for his Asiatic-Pacific ribbon. He also received a tribute and expression of appreciation from the White House, signed by President Harry Truman.

In 1950, he joined the U.S. Air Force Reserve for the length of the Korean War, flew B-25’s on training missions and was promoted to the rank of captain. Upon his discharge, Bob enrolled in business administration at the University of Minnesota, at Minneapolis under the GI Bill. He joined his father at Hanson Hardware Company and subsequently owned and operated several business enterprises of his own.

In the 1960s Bob moved to Southern Calif., where he spent the remainder of his life. In August 1969 Bob petitioned the California Supreme Court to change his name legally to Robert Carl Oster. Bob became a mentor and partner in many small business enterprises, including a cast aluminum foundry; a number of pawn shops; a roller skating rink; and a video store. Bob enjoyed traveling the world, visiting Asia, Europe, and Africa.

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Pearl F. Yaste

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Pearl F. Yaste of Preston, Minn., died on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015, at the Gunderson Harmony Care Center, at the age of 93. Pearl Flossie Schaefer was born on December 25, 1921, in Cresco, Iowa, to Jacob and Edith (Young) Schaefer. Born on ..... 
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LaDonna M. Lindquist

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

LaDonna M. Lindquist, 78, of Evansdale, died Thursday, May 7, at Windsor Nursing & Rehab Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa. She was born January 22, 1937 in Wykoff, Minn., daughter of Arlow and Esther Hazelbush Freiheit. She married Peter Peters in 1954 i ..... 
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Darrel John Zweifel

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Darrel John Zweifel, age 74, of Bullhead City, Ariz., formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Horizon in Las Vegas, Nev. Darrel was born August 3, 1940 in Kasson, Minn. to Henry and Evelyn (Bakewell) Zweifel. He grew up on the fam ..... 
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Clifford Arnold Waadevig

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Clifford Arnold Waadevig, 86, of Chatfield, died Friday, May 8, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where he had resided for three months. Clifford was born July 6, 1928, in Arendahl Township, Fillmore County, to John and Ida Ma ..... 
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Allan Joseph Hill

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Allan Joseph Hill, age 77, of Harmony, Minn. died unexpectedly Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Harmony. A Mass of Christian Burial was held 11 am Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony, Minn. Interment followed in State Line Cemetery ..... 
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New officers for Magdlin-Gilbertson V.F.W. Auxiliary #6893 of Preston

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

New officers for Magdlin-Gilbertson V.F.W. Auxiliary #6893 of Preston are, seated (left to right): Ann O’Connor (trustee), Marlene McKenzie (trustee), Geraldine Daley (president), Diane Johnson (junior vice president). Standing (left to right): ..... 
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Wykoff street repairs discussed

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council met in regular session on May 13 with all members in attendance. Darren Sikkink and Kevin Graves spoke on behalf of WHKS Engineering, and gave an update on the new water treatment facility, which is complete and operational. ..... 
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Peterson wraps up, discusses a series of issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The Peterson City Council breezed through a relatively full agenda Wednesday, May 13, as many of the items were brief updates to long-standing agenda items. The County Highway 25 Project in Peterson is now just around the corner. The county-led pr ..... 
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