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Emma A. Swor


Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Emma A. Swor, 94, of Rochester, formerly of Chatfield and Duluth, died June 18, 2001 at her home.

Emma Ann Schackor was born Jan. 1, 1907, in Silva, N.D. On Aug. 4, 1926, she married Samuel E. Swor at her parents' home in Silva and they made their home in Duluth. She was a homemaker and also a nurses' aide at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth until her retirement in 1972. She lived in Chatfield from 1990 until moving to Rochester on June 8, 2001. Mrs. Swor was a member of Chatfield Lutheran Church and its Mary/Deborah Circle, and in Duluth was a member of First Lutheran Church, was active in the Harriet and Zenith chapters of the Eastern Star and served as worthy matron. She participated in Meals on Wheels and Senior Volunteers, and enjoyed playing cards and bingo, traveling and cooking.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce (Wallace) Fortier of Chatfield and Donna (Lester) Snodgrass of Flagstaff, Ariz.; three sons, Lyle (Elaine) of Fargo, N.D., Ronald (Linda) of Kennesaw, Ga., and Terry (Jill) of Shoreview, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and a sister, Rose (Harold) Spangsrud of Brooklyn Center, Minn. She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister and five brothers.

The funeral was held June 22, 2001 at First Lutheran Church in Duluth. Burial was in Park Hill Cemetery in Duluth.


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Blanche L Oliver

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Blanche L Oliver, 101, of Chatfield, died June 14, 2001 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had lived since February of 1999.

Blanche Kendall was born Aug. 18, 1899, in Chatfield. She attended school through the eighth gr ..... 
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Ethel E. Love

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Ethel E. Love, 92, of Harmony, a retired nurse, died June 15, 2001 at Harmony Care Center.

Ethel E. Burgstahler was born April 28, 1909, in Fessenden, N.D. to Adolph & Mathilda (Mietz) Burgstahler. She grew up in North Dakota and received he ..... 
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Russell M. Lichty

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Russell M. Lichty, 78, of rural Eyota, died June 13, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital.

He was born Aug. 21, 1922, in Forestville Township, Fillmore County. On Feb. 12, 1944, he married Bernice Mensink in Cherry Grove Church. He farmed near Cherr ..... 
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Dorothy E. Kopperud

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Dorothy E. Kopperud, 69, of Peterson, formerly of Rochester, died June 16, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Dorothy Elizabeth Knutson was born Nov. 19, 1931, in Winona. On Sept. 12, 1953, she married Ernest A. Kopperud in Winona. Th ..... 
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Eugene R. Haling

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Eugene R. Haling, 73, of Chatfield, died of cardiac arrest June 14, 2001 at his home.

He was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Rochester. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1946 and from the University of Minnesota in 1952. On June 16, 1951, he ..... 
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Bonnie E. Streit

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Bonnie E. Streit, 55, of Ralston, Neb., formerly of Spring Valley, died of cancer June 26, 2001 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Neb.

She was born Nov. 25, 1945 in Spring Valley. In 1964, she married Arthur Barrett. He died July 13, 1984. ..... 
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Claribel Johnson

Fri, Jun 29th, 2001
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Claribel Johnson, 84, formerly of Mabel, died June 23, 2001 at St. Francis Hospital in LaCrosse, Wis.

Claribel Phillips was born Jan. 15, 1917, in Greeley, Colo. to Addison and Myrtle (Randall) Phillips. In 1937, she earned a teaching degree ..... 
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Remembering Gene Larson

Fri, Jun 22nd, 2001
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Monday, June 25, 2001

Writing is a solitary job. Most of the time I work alone, but that changed recently for a few weeks when I had the good fortune to work with Gene Larson. Our relationship began right after I bought an old house in Lanesbo ..... 
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