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Alvin Walter "Jeff" Shaw


Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Alvin Walter "Jeff" Shaw, 90, of Wykoff, a retired farmer, died April 9, 2002 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born Oct. 4, 1911, in South Dakota, and later moved to Fillmore where he began farming. On July 19, 1941, he married Erma Ericson in rural Fountain. From March 1941 to October 1945 he served in the Army with duty in Europe, and after his discharge returned to farming. In 1978 he retired and moved to Wykoff and worked for Green Thumb at the Wykoff school for nine years. Mr. Shaw was a life member of the Wykoff American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing cards.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Gary (Linda) of Chatfield; two daughters, Gail (Charles) Rollie of Spring Valley and Shiela (Mark) Carroll of Rochester; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Hazel Vesey of Rochester and Beulah Winslow of Fillmore. He was preceded in death by two sons, a grandson and 10 brothers and sisters.

The funeral was held April 12, 2002 at the Free Methodist Church in Fillmore, with the Rev. Mike Hopper officiating. Burial was in Fillmore Cemetery. Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
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Manvel L. Olness

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Manvel L. Olness, 93, of Rushford, formerly of St. Charles, died April 7, 2002 at Winona Community Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 3, 1908, in Arendahl Township, Fillmore County, and attended Peterson School. On Jan. 2, 1932, he married ..... 
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Blanche Ellen Schulz

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Blanche Ellen Schulz, 88, of Spring Valley, died April 7, 2002 at Olmsted Community Hospital in Rochester.

Blanche Ellen Riehl was born Jan. 10, 1914, in Fillmore County. She graduated from Preston High School in 1936, and attended one year ..... 
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Suzanne Ruth Johanns

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Suzanne Ruth Johanns, 66, of Durham, N.C., formerly of Preston, died March 29, 2002.

The former Suzanne Ruth Cleveland was born July 2, 1935, in Fillmore County, grew up in Preston and lived here until 1955. She was a homemaker.

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Audrey Jean Carothers

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Audrey Jean Carothers, 79, of Rochester, a retired teacher, died April 4, 2002 at Rochester Methodist Hospital after a long illness. She had been hospitalized three weeks.

She was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Chatfield and graduated from Chatfield ..... 
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Ruth Alberta Sandvick Burri

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Ruth Alberta Sandvick Burri, 83, a resident of Green Lea Manor in Mabel, died April 8, 2002 at the care center.

She was born Oct. 13, 1918, in Winneshiek County, Iowa.

Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Burri of Decorah and Co ..... 
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Fire guts landmark buildings in Lanesboros historic district

Fri, Apr 5th, 2002
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Ted St. Mane, owner of the building, is comforted by his wife as he watches firefighters battle the blaze Monday, April 8th in downtown Lanesboro.

Smoke rolls out of the Ford building. Built in 1917, the building was part of Lanesboro's histor ..... 
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Astri, my Astri where art thou?

Fri, Apr 5th, 2002
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A primer for searching Fillmore County genealogy records for pioneer ancestorsBy Deb Nelson GourleyMarch 18, 2002

Imagine a class called Genealogy 101: Fillmore County Pioneers. You are only given the following information ..... 
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Garns wheel still spinning after 200 years

Fri, Apr 5th, 2002
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February 4, 2002

Inheriting a 200-year-old Garns family spinning wheel from my Grandmother, Stella (Brdsgrd) Nelson, was exhilarating. Having myself been an avid handspinner for years, I could visualize what the assembled spinning wheel would ..... 
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