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Ronald Thorson


Fri, Jul 20th, 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, Jul 20th, 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 20th, 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 20th, 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 20th, 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 20th, 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 20th, 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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Kathryn Ann Niemeyer

Fri, Jul 20th, 2001
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Mrs. Niemeyer, 84, of Chatfield, a homemaker, died of cancer Sunday (July 15, 2001) at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had lived since May 1999.

Kathryn McCormick was born March 25, 1917, in Lewiston, graduated from Chatfie ..... 
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Herman William Henry Henselin

Fri, Jul 20th, 2001
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Mr. Henselin, 82, of Chatfield, a retired farmer, died Monday (July 16, 2001) en route to a Rochester hospital.

Born June 29, 1919, in Caledonia, he lived there until 1946 and then in rural Stewartville until moving to Chatfield in 1969. He c ..... 
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