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Gladys Judith Swain


Fri, Apr 20th, 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.

Beverly M. Smith

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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Beverly M. Smith, 74, of rural Spring Valley, a homemaker, died March 12, 2001 at Spring Valley Care Center, where she had been a patient a short time.

Beverly Maxine Eich was born Jan. 20, 1927, near Ostrander to Frank and Della (Allen) Eic ..... 
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Paul "PJ" James Nelson

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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Paul "PJ" James Nelson, 75, of rural Wykoff, died March 13, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a long illness.

He was born Jan. 23, 1926, in Austin, the son of Lars Christian Nikolai and Engeborg (Pedersen) Nielsen. He was r ..... 
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Charles Thomas Murphy

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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Charles Thomas Murphy, 78, of Whalan, a retired Quarve and Anderson Construction Co. employee, died March 13, 2001 at Winona Community Hospital.

He was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Lake City and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. H ..... 
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Alzada Margaret Moore

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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Alzada Margaret Moore, 84, of Chatfield, a homemaker, died March 9, 2001 at her home.

Alzada Margaret Block was born March 27, 1916, in rural Chatfield and lived in the Chatfield area all her life. On Oct. 7, 1944, she married Thomas R. Moor ..... 
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Gerald "Jerry" Samuels

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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Gerald "Jerry" Samuels, 66, of Chatfield, a retired Post-Bulletin employee, died April 5, 2001at his home following a brief illness.

He was born July 14, 1934, in Barron, Wis., and graduated from Barron High School in 1952. On July 3, 1953, h ..... 
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William “Papa” Sexton

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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William “Papa” Sexton, 83 of Fergus Falls, formerly of Cottage Grove, died April 11, 2001.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella and nine brothers and sisters.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Wiegand and Linda (Bob) ..... 
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George J. Maurer

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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George J. Maurer, 73, of Bloomington, died April 12, 2001) at N. C. Little Hospice in Edina, Minn..

Born Oct. 20, 1927, in Wykoff, he grew up in Chester, Iowa, and graduated from Chester High School. He served in the Army during the Korean W ..... 
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Elmer N. Johnson

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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Elmer N. Johnson, 87, of Rushford, a former construction worker and firefighter, died April 11, 2001 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

He was born Jan. 30, 1914, in Arendahl Township, Fillmore County, and after his mother's death wa ..... 
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