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Ronald Thorson


Fri, Nov 16th, 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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Orvis Carrol Paulson

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
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Orvis Carrol Paulson died suddenly of a heart attack on September 30, 2001 at his home in St Louis Park, MN.

Orvis Carrol Paulson was born on November 24, 1940 to Elvin Ingval Paulson and Emily Gilbertson Paulson in Rushford, MN. His childhoo ..... 
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Gordon Hansen, Sr.

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
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Gordon Hansen, Sr. of Harmony passed away at the Harmony Community Nursing Home on October 17, 2001.

He was born on February 19, 1923 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Anders and Oda Hansen. gordon graduated from vocational high school in 1941. ..... 
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Dorothy Ann Billman

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
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Dorothy Ann Billman, 66, of rural Chatfield, a homemaker, died of breast cancer October 14, 2001 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, where she had resided since Sept. 27.

Dorothy Ann Pooler was born July 2, 1935, in Preston, graduated from Pres ..... 
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Harry V. Stennes

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
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Harry V. Stennes, 85, of Mabel, died November 1, 2001 in Tomah, WI.

He was born in Newburg Township, Fillmore County, to John and Minnie (Hagen) Stennes. He attended Tawney School in rural Mabel. On Dec. 14, 1938, he married Vivian Stenn ..... 
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Vernon H. Spelhaug

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
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Vernon H. Spelhaug, 75, of Fountain, died November 1, 2001 of complications of Parkinson's Disease at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. He had lived there for 18 months.

He was born March 6, 1926, in Crosby, ND, where he lived until he ..... 
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Christine I. Schlee

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
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Christine I. Schlee, 26, of Grand Meadow, died Tuesday November 6, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester as a result of injuries suffered in an auto accident.

Christine Irene Himli was born July 16, 1975, in Spring Valley. She graduated ..... 
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Willard G. "Bill" Scheevel

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
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Willard G. "Bill" Scheevel, 86, of Edmonds, formerly of Fillmore County, died November 11, 2001 at Anderson House Assisted Living in Shoreline, Wash.

He was born Nov. 25, 1914, in Fillmore County near Greenleafton. He worked for Conklin Appl ..... 
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Marlys N. Qualle

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
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Marlys N. Qualle, 72, of St. Croix Falls, WI, formerly of Spring Valley, died October 31, 2001 in St. Croix Falls.

Marlys Bacon was born April 15, 1929, in Spring Valley, MN.

Surviving are her husband, Clifford; a daughter, Diana Ka ..... 
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