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Paul Block


Fri, Mar 30th, 2001
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Paul Block, 64, of Elma, died Friday, March 16, 2001 at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse of natural causes.

Paul David Block was born January 31, 1937 at Waterloo, Iowa the son of John & Hannah (Renz) Block. He grew up on a farm near Saratoga and attended country school near his home and later school in Riceville. After his schooling he was united in marriage to Alvina Mecklenburg in Chester, Iowa on February 23, 1958. After their marriage the couple resided in Harmony, MN where he did custom harvesting until November of 1979, when they moved to Elma, where he was self-employed in the farm equipment business. He enjoyed reading, going to auction sales with his family and visiting with his friends at the sales.

He is survived by his wife Alvina of Elma, mother Hannah Block of Elma, 15 children-Dianna Block of LaCrosse, WI, Renita (Jack) Tesch of Backus, MN, Suzan (Gary) Strahl of Preston, MN, Andrew (Debra) Block of Orchard, IA, Daniel (Brenda) Block of Elma, Phyllis Barlow of Waterloo, IA, Marsha Loving of Waterloo, IA, Paul Block Jr. of Cedar Falls, IA, Bertha (Jeff) Young of Waterloo, IA, Carol (Steven) Meade of Platte City, MO, Edward Block and his fiancÚ Cher of Waterloo, IA, Karl Block of Elma, Marie Block of Cresco, Marge Block and her fiancÚ Darrin of Decorah, IA, Margaret Block of Elma, 24 grandchildren, 2 brothers-Dennis Block of Elma, Richard (Vickie) Block of Elma. He was preceded in death by his father John Block.


Funeral services were held on March 20, 2001 at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Elma with Reverend Maurice Lind officiating.

Burial will be at a later date in the Chester Hill Cemetery with Jim Umburger, Terry Fay, Mike Suess, Robert Rickard, Robert Houdek, and Jeff Young serving as casket bearers.

Swen J. Swenson

Fri, Mar 30th, 2001
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Swen J. Swenson, age 81, of rural Fort Dodge, Iowa, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at Trinity Regional Hospital, Fort Dodge.

Swen J. Swenson was born October 8, 1919 in Harmony, the son of Swen N. and Mabel (Mattison) Swenson. He was raised in ..... 
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Arthur A. Molstein

Fri, Mar 30th, 2001
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Arthur Molstein, 81, of Rushford, a longtime area farmer, died Sunday (March 25, 2001) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Born Aug. 5, 1919, at North Prairie in Fillmore County, he graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1937 and at ..... 
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Christopher Samuel Giltner

Fri, Mar 30th, 2001
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Christopher Samuel Giltner, 11-year-old son of Gary and Mary (Pratt) Giltner of Harmony, died early Sunday morning (March 25, 2001) at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a seven-year illness.

He was born June 8, 1989, in Litchfield, ..... 
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Howard O. Eisenman

Fri, Mar 30th, 2001
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Howard Eisenman, 88, of Chatfield, a longtime area farmer, died Monday (March 26, 2001) at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, where he was a patient 12 days.

He was born Dec. 8, 1912, in Spring Valley. On Oct. 16, 1937, he married Beulah Renslow ..... 
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LaCrescent, MN - Apple Capital of Minnesota

Fri, Mar 30th, 2001
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LaCrescent is a growing community with a thriving business district. Located in the southeast corner of Minnesota, LaCrescent has a boundary of the Mississippi River on one side, and the apple orchard covered bluffs on the other. Enjoy our annual App ..... 
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Houston, MN

Fri, Mar 30th, 2001
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The spirit of revitalization rocks as Houston enters a new century poised for progress. Surrounded by bluffs and bordered by the Root River, the area offers an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and a healthy environment in which to live and work. ..... 
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Harmony, MN

Fri, Mar 30th, 2001
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Like many small towns a hundred years ago, Harmony grew up near the railroad and was peopled by immigrants from Norway, Germany and Ireland. Local legend says that the settlers decided to make their community an incorporated "village" and met to choo ..... 
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Fountain, MN

Fri, Mar 30th, 2001
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Fountain, the western gateway to the Root River State Trail, is also the home of the Fillmore County Historical Center. The Historical Center houses a complete museum of antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia from the past, either lent or donated by ..... 
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