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Ella Barnes


Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Ella Barnes, 96, of Decorah, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at the Oneota Riverview Care Facility in Decorah.

Ella Elizabeth Naab was born on September 24, 1904 in Springfield, South Dakota, the daughter of Fredrick and Mary Elizabeth (Hamilton) Naab. At the age of five she moved with her family to Ocheyedan, Iowa and then to Bonair, Iowa. Ella graduated from Cresco High School and then attended Normal Teachers Training. She then taught school at the Fremont Country School near Harmony.

Ella married Lester Barnes on April 27,1929 in Cresco. They farmed in Fremont Township south of Harmony until 1946 when they moved east of Decorah. She lived there until she entered the nursing home in 1997. She was a member of the Washington Prairie Lutheran Church, Woodside Mission Circle and was a 4-H leader.

Survivors include three sons; Richard (Donna)Barnes of Harmony; Allen Barnes of Hesper, Iowa; and Kenneth (Yvonne) Barnes of Decorah; three daughters; Elizabeth Mostrom of Albert Lea; Eileen (Earl) Smith of Hudson, Iowa; and Dorothy (John) Esse of Ely, Minn.; one daughter-in-law, Ila Barnes of Rochester; twenty-one grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren; and seventeen great-great-grandchildren.

Ella was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester; son, Ronald; son-in-law, Spencer Mostrom; one granddaughter, Karen Mostrom; two great-grandchildren, Ricky Barnes and Cory Matzen; two sisters, Grace Bessman and Esther Elders; and two brothers, Reuben and Lloyd Naab.

Ruth T. Johnson

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Ruth T. Johnson, 81, died Dec. 3, 2000, in Wenatchee, Washington.

Ruth T. Abraham was born March 30, 1919, in Mankato. She married Stanley L. Johnson on June 5, 1937, in Minneapolis. They moved to this area in 1939. The Johnsons owned and op ..... 
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LaCrescent, MN - Apple Capital of Minnesota

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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LaCrescent is a growing community with a thriving business district. Located in the southeast corner of Minnesota, LaCrescent has a boundary of the Mississippi River on one side, and the apple orchard covered bluffs on the other. Enjoy our annual App ..... 
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Houston, MN

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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The spirit of revitalization rocks as Houston enters a new century poised for progress. Surrounded by bluffs and bordered by the Root River, the area offers an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and a healthy environment in which to live and work. ..... 
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Harmony, MN

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Like many small towns a hundred years ago, Harmony grew up near the railroad and was peopled by immigrants from Norway, Germany and Ireland. Local legend says that the settlers decided to make their community an incorporated "village" and met to choo ..... 
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Fountain, MN

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Fountain, the western gateway to the Root River State Trail, is also the home of the Fillmore County Historical Center. The Historical Center houses a complete museum of antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia from the past, either lent or donated by ..... 
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Chatfield, MN

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Chatfield is one of those places that everyone needs to experience from time to time. Oh sure, there are supermarkets and a few convenience stores in town, like everywhere else, but this place is full of history. The downtown is filled with turn-of-t ..... 
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Canton, MN

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Canton, Minnesota, located along U.S. Highway 52 is the first city in Minnesota along this major north-south route.

Canton was originally founded in 1879 as a stopping point for the railroad. At first its legal name was "Boomer," depicting ho ..... 
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Caledonia, MN

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Caledonia was named for the ancient name of Scotland. Caledonians celebrate their founding with an annual Founder's Day celebration in June. The hardwood forests and terrain are unique to this area. Torrents of meltwater carved out deep valleys and l ..... 
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