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Paul "PJ" James Nelson


Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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Paul "PJ" James Nelson, 75, of rural Wykoff, died March 13, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a long illness.

He was born Jan. 23, 1926, in Austin, the son of Lars Christian Nikolai and Engeborg (Pedersen) Nielsen. He was raised in Austin, graduated from Austin High School in 1944 and served with the Marine Corp during World War II. He married Solveig M. Bjerke on July 8, 1945, in Grand Meadow. The couple made their home in Austin where he was employed by the Austin Police Department from 1946 to 1966. They then moved to the Twin Cities area where he worked as a supervisor at Silent Knight, a security company. He retired in 1988 due to ill health. In 1992 the couple moved to rural Wykoff. Paul was a member of the Wykoff American Legion and area pigeon clubs. He was a former member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and Westminister Presbyterian Church, both of Austin.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Stephen (Mary Lou) of Preston, James (Dorothy) of Blaine, Minn., Kenneth (Rose) of Minneapolis; a daughter, Karen (Dan) Clarin of Wykoff; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lorraine LaPorte of Rochester, Joyce Anderson and Betty (Joe) Smith both of Austin; and a brother, John (Doreen) Evenson of Woodbine, Ga. He was preceded in death by a son, seven brothers and five sisters.

The funeral for Paul "PJ" James Nelson was held March 16 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff with the Rev. Bernard Daiker of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston officiating. Burial following cremation will be in Carimona Cemetery in rural Preston at a later date. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.
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Charles Thomas Murphy

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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Charles Thomas Murphy, 78, of Whalan, a retired Quarve and Anderson Construction Co. employee, died March 13, 2001 at Winona Community Hospital.

He was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Lake City and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. H ..... 
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Alzada Margaret Moore

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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Alzada Margaret Moore, 84, of Chatfield, a homemaker, died March 9, 2001 at her home.

Alzada Margaret Block was born March 27, 1916, in rural Chatfield and lived in the Chatfield area all her life. On Oct. 7, 1944, she married Thomas R. Moor ..... 
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Gerald "Jerry" Samuels

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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Gerald "Jerry" Samuels, 66, of Chatfield, a retired Post-Bulletin employee, died April 5, 2001at his home following a brief illness.

He was born July 14, 1934, in Barron, Wis., and graduated from Barron High School in 1952. On July 3, 1953, h ..... 
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William “Papa” Sexton

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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William “Papa” Sexton, 83 of Fergus Falls, formerly of Cottage Grove, died April 11, 2001.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella and nine brothers and sisters.

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George J. Maurer

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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George J. Maurer, 73, of Bloomington, died April 12, 2001) at N. C. Little Hospice in Edina, Minn..

Born Oct. 20, 1927, in Wykoff, he grew up in Chester, Iowa, and graduated from Chester High School. He served in the Army during the Korean W ..... 
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Elmer N. Johnson

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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Elmer N. Johnson, 87, of Rushford, a former construction worker and firefighter, died April 11, 2001 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

He was born Jan. 30, 1914, in Arendahl Township, Fillmore County, and after his mother's death wa ..... 
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Roger J. Webb

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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Roger J. Webb, 78, of rural Spring Valley, a longtime area farmer, died Sunday April 15, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a lengthy illness. He was admitted to the hospital in the morning.

He was born July 21, 1922, in Mont ..... 
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Tira E. Hoffman

Fri, Apr 20th, 2001
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Tira E. Hoffman , 93, of Chatfield, a homemaker, died April 11, 2001 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where she had resided 1 1/2 years.

Tira E. Kamnetz was born July 21, 1907, in rural Chatfield, graduated from Chatfield High Schoo ..... 
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