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Ronald Thorson


Fri, Aug 24th, 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, Aug 24th, 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, Aug 24th, 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, Aug 24th, 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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Anthony Tony Mellaci

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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Anthony Tony Mellaci, 60, of Bricktown, NJ, husband of Florence Mellaci, formerly of Preston, MN died August 21, 2001 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ after a long illness.

Born November 28, 1940 in Long Branch, NJ, he graduate ..... 
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Josephine "Josie" Landsverk

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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Josephine "Josie" Landsverk, 86, of Lanesboro, a homemaker and former Rush Products employee, died August 19, 2001 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had lived two years.

Josephine Hanson was born April 14, 1915, in Tuttle, ..... 
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Phyllis L. Johnson

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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Phyllis L. Johnson, 77, of rural Lanesboro, died August 16, 2001 at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., following a two-week illness.

Phyllis L. Wangen was born July 5, 1924, in Lanesboro. On Nov. 25, 1947, she married LaVerne Jo ..... 
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Charles Hafner

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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Charles Hafner, 85, of Granger, a retired garage owner, died August 18, 2001 at Regional Health Services of Howard County, Iowa.

Born June 13, 1916, to Karl and Frieda (Frank) Hafner in Spring Valley. He attended Etna School through the eigh ..... 
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George William Geiger

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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George William Geiger, 24, of Spring Valley, a construction worker, died unexpectedly August 17, 2001 at his home.

He was born Nov. 5, 1976, in Hammond, Ind., and after graduating from high school was a painter and general laborer. He was em ..... 
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