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Ronald Thorson


Fri, Sep 7th, 2001
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Ronald Thorson, 65, of rural Mabel, a retired Lockheed Corp. employee, died April 28, 2001 at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah, Iowa.

Ronald was born Aug. 28, 1935, in Decorah to Levi and Esther (Rotvold) Thorson. He graduated from Mabel High School in 1953. In January 1954, he joined the Marines, served with the 1st Marine Division as a tank repairman and served in Korea. After his discharge, he lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a short time before moving to California. He was employed by Lockheed Corp. in California for almost 31 years and retired in 1992. On Aug. 17, 1992, he married Yong Sun Kim in Reno, Nev. They had lived in Burr Oak Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, since 1993. Mr. Thorson was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 299 of Mabel and the VFW.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Randy (Salome) of Livermore, Calif.; three daughters, Connie (Steve) Roesberg of Modesto, Calif., Lorrie (Don) Myron of Temecula, Calif., and Kathy (Tom) Six of Mountain View, Calif.; a stepson, Kenton Detwieler of Maui, Hawaii; 11 grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen Barth of Waterloo, Iowa, and Lois Camalander of Chaplin S.C. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.

The funeral for Ronald Thorson was held May 3, 2001 at the Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa, with the Rev. Hans Floan officiating. Burial was in Hesper Lutheran Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post 299 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
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Leonard Hare

Fri, Sep 7th, 2001
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Leonard Hare passed away on May 29, 2001 in St. Paul, MN.

Leonard spent his childhood in Fillmore County and moved to St. Paul in 1946. On March 1, 1947 he married Agnes Hanson. Leonard served in the United States Army doing overseas duty in ..... 
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Joseph G. Westby

Fri, Sep 7th, 2001
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Joseph Gerhard Westby, 94, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at the Clarion Health Care Center, where he was a resident.

Mr. Westby was born December 18, 1906, to Christian and Dora (Elefson) Westby on their family farm near Rushford, Minnesota. ..... 
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David P. Reed

Fri, Sep 7th, 2001
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David P. Reed, 58, of Peterson, an employee of TRW Automotive in Rushford, died July 9, 2001 at Winona Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since Saturday.

Born July 13, 1942, he grew up in Rock Dell Township, Olmsted County, and gr ..... 
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Doris L. Svebakken

Fri, Sep 7th, 2001
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Doris L. Svebakken, 85, of Waukon, Iowa, mother of Roger (Llonamae) Svebakken of Spring Valley, died Aug. 25, 2001 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon following a lengthy illness.

She is also survived by a daughter.

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Margaret E. Sikkink

Fri, Sep 7th, 2001
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Margaret E. Sikkink, 76, of rural Harmony, died August 26, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Margaret Boese was born Aug. 9, 1925, in Madison, S.D., the daughter of August and Irene (Kuehn) Boese. In her youth, she lived in Lakota, ..... 
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Helen R. Hughes

Fri, Sep 7th, 2001
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Helen R. Hughes, 81, of rural Chatfield, a registered nurse, died Sept. 5, 2001 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

Helen R. Foley was born Oct. 4, 1919, in rural Murdock, MN, grew up there and graduated from Murdock High School. In June 19 ..... 
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Raymond Gordon Harrington

Fri, Sep 7th, 2001
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Raymond Gordon Harrington, 76, of LeRoy, a longtime area farmer, died Sept. 2, 2001 at his home of injuries suffered in a farm accident.

Born June 7, 1925, in Red Rock Township, Mower County, he moved with his family from Maryville to a ..... 
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Gloria June Johnson

Fri, Sep 7th, 2001
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Gloria June Johnson, 69, of rural Chatfield, died of cancer August 31, 2001 at Rochester Methodist Hospital, following a short illness. She had spent the last six weeks in the hospital.

Gloria June Keune was born June 11, 1932, in Cresco, ..... 
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