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Gladys Judith Swain


Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Gladys Judith Swain, 93, of Rushford, a homemaker, died March 7, 2001 at her home.

Gladys Judith Williams was born May 15, 1907, on the Humble farm at Highland Prairie, moved to North Dakota with her family when she was 3 months old and returned to Minnesota when she was 7. She attended Rushford High School and graduated from Winona Business College. She attended Highland Prairie Lutheran Church as a child. On May 13, 1934, she married Ernest M. Swain at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church; he died Sept. 6, 1990. A member of Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson, she sang in the choir for many years, was active in WELCA and taught vacation Bible school. Her hobbies included rosemaling, hardanger, ceramic painting, needlework and macrame.

Survivors include a son, Gene (Christine) of Caledonia; two daughters, Joan (Robert) Terrill of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Ione (Lee) Loerch of Peterson; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Solveig Byboth of Minneapolis.

She was also preceded in death by a son, a brother and a sister.

The funeral for Gladys Judith Swain was held March 12, 2001 at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Burial was in West Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Peterson. Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Thorson

Fri, May 11th, 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 ..... 
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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 A ..... 
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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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