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F. Ronald Johnson


Fri, May 11th, 2001
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F. Ronald Johnson, 77, of Lanesboro, a retired farmer, died April 28, 2001 at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., of complications of Parkinson's disease. He resided at Harmony Nursing Home for two months before entering the hospital on April 25.

Born Oct. 13, 1923, in rural Whalan, he lived and farmed in Holt Township, Fillmore County, all his life until moving into Lanesboro following his retirement in 1986. On Oct. 22, 1943, he married Myrna Jensson at First Lutheran Church of Highland. She died Sept. 17, 1994. Mr. Johnson was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church of Highland, a former member of the cemetery board and was an avid Chicago Cubs baseball fan.

Survivors include a son, Douglas (Linda) of rural Lanesboro; a daughter, Bonnie (David) Solberg of Spring Grove; six grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; a brother, Wayne of rural Whalan; and a sister, Ellen (Rolland) Brekke of Shell Rock, Iowa. A grandson preceded him in death.

The funeral for F. Ronald Johnson was held on May 2, 2001 at First Lutheran Church of Highland in rural Whalan, with the Rev. Paul R. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.

Norman "Dempsey" Opsahl

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Norman "Dempsey" Opsahl, 72, of Mabel, died May 3, 2001 at his home.

He was born Oct. 12, 1928, in Preble Township of Fillmore County and attended Grindeland and Tawney schools near Mabel. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Seat ..... 
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Agnes M. Norem

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Agnes M. Norem, 98, formerly of Lanesboro, died May 6, 2001 at National Lutheran Home in Rockville, Md., where she had lived since January.

Agnes M. Borgendale was born Feb. 7, 1903, near Mont-evideo, Minn. She graduated from Montevideo High ..... 
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Bertha M. Nelson

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Bertha Nelson, age 91, of Ostrander, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at the Ostrander Nursing Home in Ostrander where she had resided for about 4-1/2 years.

She was born June 19, 1909, in Winnishiek County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Nickolai ..... 
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Jennie J. Meyer

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Jennie J. Meyer, 88, of Wykoff, died May 6, 2001 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

Jennie Josephine Zwart was born Jan. 13, 1913, in Beaver Township, Fillmore County. On Sept. 24, 1932, she married Paul O. Meyer in Wykoff, where the ..... 
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Carolyn E. Meyer

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Carolyn E. Meyer, 61, of Owatonna, formerly of Fountain and Hayfield, died May 2, 2001 at her home.

Carolyn Elaine Kujath was born June 15, 1939, in Dodge County and graduated from Hayfield High School in 1957. On May 29, 1959, she married D ..... 
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Mabel A. Lynch

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Mabel A. Lynch, 92, of Rushford, a longtime Lanesboro resident and retired cook, died May 7, 2001 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford where she had resided since 1987.

Mabel A. Thoen was born May 14, 1908, in rural Lanesboro and gradu ..... 
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Pearl Bennitta Johnson

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Pearl Bennitta Johnson, 82, of Rushford, a longtime beauty shop owner, died May 6, 2001 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Pearl Bennitta Rasmussen was born Nov. 9, 1918, in Rushford and attended Rushford rural schools. On June 5, 1 ..... 
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Walter Howe

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Walter Howe, 92, of Highland Prairie and Stewartville, a retired electrician, died April 8, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Born May 6, 1909, in Highland Prairie, he attended Bridge Creek School and farmed at Bridge Creek until jo ..... 
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