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Clarence "Abe" Leutink


Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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Clarence "Abe" Leutink, 83, of Preston, a retired Preston Oil Products employee, died June 4, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born Nov. 22, 1917, in Wykoff, the son of William and Myrtle (DuMond) Leutink. He grew up there and graduated from Wykoff High School in 1935. On May 9, 1939, he married Ellen Young in Battle Creek, Iowa, and they moved to Preston in 1941. From 1943 to 1946 he served in the Army with duty in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Leutink worked for Preston Oil Products from 1941 until his retirement in 1984. He was a charter member of Magdelene-Gilbertson VFW Post 6893 and served as its commander and adjutant, and was a member of the Preston Volunteer Fire Department for 38 years, including as chief for a number of those years. He served on the Preston City Council, and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, where he served as president of the congregation and as usher and trustee. He enjoyed sports and gardening.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Judy (Paul) Bessingpas of Rochester; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. Two brothers preceded him in death.

The funeral was held June 8, 2001 at Christ Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Bernard Daiker officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston with military graveside rites. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.

Eugene S. Larson

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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Eugene S. Larson, 77, of Lanesboro, a carpenter, died June 3, 2001 at his home.

He was born Oct. 17, 1923, in rural Peterson and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1942. From March 29, 1943, to Jan. 2, 1946, he served in the Army with d ..... 
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June Torgeson Hanson

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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June Torgeson Hanson, 71, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Preston, died May 27, 2001 at her home.

June Torgeson was born June 14, 1929, in Preston. She was married for 44 years to Harold O. Hanson of Harmony, a retired U.S. Air Force c ..... 
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Clyde L. Boysen

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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Clyde L. Boysen, 78, of Preston, retired co-owner of National Bushing and Parts Co., died June 5, 2001 at Rochester Methodist Hospital.

Born Oct. 31, 1922, in Glover, North Dakota, the son of B.P. and Christine Boysen. He lived with his fami ..... 
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Over the Back Fence begins seventh year

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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Monday, June 4, 2001The Lanesboro Radio Company kicked off their seventh season of Over the Back Fence on Sunday, May 20, performing around the theme Farmlife.

The hour long variety show, which can be heard on KFIL 103.1 FM and 1060 AM on Sun ..... 
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Journal Review

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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The Quilting of AmericaBy Diane Jensen and Lola SchoenrichMonday, June 4, 2001

Energy was a major issue before the Minnesota Legislature this year. The POWER Campaign was active at the Capitol, working for the elements of our energy sys ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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Sticker ShockBy John TorgrimsonMonday, May 28, 2001

Lanesboro City Council members were groping for answers on Monday night as to how they would pay the city’s $124,000 cost-share on the proposed Coffee Street Project.

With the first p ..... 
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No meeting

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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Monday, June 4, 2001

The Fillmore County Commissioners do not meet on fifth Tuesdays.

Remembering the Art of Farming

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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Conversations with elder farmersEditied by Beth WaterhouseMonday, June 4, 2001

Editor’s Note: American farming practices have changed dramatically since World War II. Larger farms, animal confinement, genetic modi ..... 
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