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Ronald Thorson


Fri, Jan 11th, 2002
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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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Ray Harvey Thompson

Fri, Jan 11th, 2002
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Ray Harvey Thompson, 81, of Pilot Mound Township, rural Chatfield, a longtime area farmer, died Dec. 25, 2001 at his home.

He was born Jan. 27, 1920, in Pilot Mound Township, Fillmore County, and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1937 ..... 
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Bette R. Tangen

Fri, Jan 11th, 2002
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Bette R. Tangen, 64, of Spring Valley died December 20, 2001.

Bette Paulsen was born July 24, 1937, in Grand Meadow and grew up in the Ostrander area. She graduated from LeRoy High School in 1955. She worked as a nurse's aide in Worrall Hosp ..... 
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Grace Elaine Stockdale

Fri, Jan 11th, 2002
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Grace Elaine Stockdale, 98, formerly of Spring Valley, died Dec. 24, 2001 at Ostrander Nursing Home, where she had lived for 16 months.

Grace Lubbers was born Sept. 12, 1903, in Elwood, IL, and as a child moved with her family to South Dako ..... 
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Marilyn K. Wilbur

Fri, Jan 11th, 2002
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Marilyn K. Wilbur, , of rural Mabel, died January 5, 2002 in traffic accident near St. Cloud, Minn.

She was born Dec. 22, 1952, in Winona. Survivors include her husband, Cleon Wilbur; six children, Keri Vetsch of St. Cloud, Kris Vetsch of Ro ..... 
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Gordon Rein

Fri, Jan 11th, 2002
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Gordon Rein, 82, of Lanesboro, a longtime area farmer, died of cancer January 7, 2002 at Harmony Care Center Hospice, where he had been a patient one week.

Born Feb. 9, 1919, in rural Lanesboro, he attended Elstad country school through the ..... 
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John E. Pettey

Fri, Jan 11th, 2002
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John E. Pettey, 75, of Chatfield, a retired grain elevator employee, died January 5, 2002 at Olmsted Community Hospital in Rochester where he had been a patient since Wednesday.

Born Sept. 10, 1926, in Chatfield, he attended Hennesey Grade S ..... 
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Larry G. Jertson

Fri, Jan 11th, 2002
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Larry G. Jertson , 50, of rural Lanesboro, a farmer, died January 3, 2002 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.

He was born Oct. 24, 1951, in La Crosse, Wis. He attended Big Spring School and graduated from Peterson High School. He was a colle ..... 
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Clifton Kamnetz

Fri, Jan 11th, 2002
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Clifton Kamnetz, 91, of Chatfield, a retired farmer, died January 6, 2002 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where he had resided since July 2001.

Born Dec. 7, 1910, in Cummingsville, he grew up in the area and graduated from Chatfiel ..... 
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