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Gladys Judith Swain


Fri, Jul 27th, 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.
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Ronald Thorson

Fri, Jul 27th, 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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Leonard Hare

Fri, Jul 27th, 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, Jul 27th, 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, Jul 27th, 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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Gerda A. Redalen

Fri, Jul 27th, 2001
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Gerda A. Redalen, 84, of Chatfield, died July 6, 2001 en route to St. Marys Hospital.

Gerda Flaby was born Dec. 12, 1916, in rural Lanesboro. She graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1934. She married Tracy Redalen on June 27, 1943, in ru ..... 
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Lyle W. Mathison

Fri, Jul 27th, 2001
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Lyle W. Mathison, 82, of rural Preston, died July 6, 2001 at Preston Good Samaritan Home, where he had resided just more than one year.

He was born Sept. 25, 1918, in Forestville Township in Fillmore County and attended Forestville school. O ..... 
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Corolla R. Fingerson

Fri, Jul 27th, 2001
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Corolla R. Fingerson, 95, of Chatfield, a former farm homemaker, died July 8, 2001 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had resided since 1998.

Corolla R. Sundet was born March 10, 1906, in rural Fountain, grew up in the area ..... 
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John G. Schimming

Fri, Jul 27th, 2001
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Mr. Schimming, 68, of rural Canton, a retired Navy commander, died Friday (July 20, 2001) at his home.

He was born May 25, 1933, in Decorah, Iowa, and graduated from high school and college. He joined the Navy in 1951. On May 12, 1955, he ma ..... 
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