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Gladys Judith Swain


Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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Gladys Judith Swain, 93, of Rushford, a homemaker, died March 7, 2001 at her home.

Gladys Judith Williams was born May 15, 1907, on the Humble farm at Highland Prairie, moved to North Dakota with her family when she was 3 months old and returned to Minnesota when she was 7. She attended Rushford High School and graduated from Winona Business College. She attended Highland Prairie Lutheran Church as a child. On May 13, 1934, she married Ernest M. Swain at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church; he died Sept. 6, 1990. A member of Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson, she sang in the choir for many years, was active in WELCA and taught vacation Bible school. Her hobbies included rosemaling, hardanger, ceramic painting, needlework and macrame.

Survivors include a son, Gene (Christine) of Caledonia; two daughters, Joan (Robert) Terrill of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Ione (Lee) Loerch of Peterson; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Solveig Byboth of Minneapolis.

She was also preceded in death by a son, a brother and a sister.

The funeral for Gladys Judith Swain was held March 12, 2001 at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Burial was in West Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Peterson. Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
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Ronald Thorson

Fri, Aug 24th, 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 ..... 
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Leonard Hare

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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Leonard Hare passed away on May 29, 2001 in St. Paul, MN.

Leonard spent his childhood in Fillmore County and moved to St. Paul in 1946. On March 1, 1947 he married Agnes Hanson. Leonard served in the United States Army doing overseas duty in ..... 
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Joseph G. Westby

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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Joseph Gerhard Westby, 94, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at the Clarion Health Care Center, where he was a resident.

Mr. Westby was born December 18, 1906, to Christian and Dora (Elefson) Westby on their family farm near Rushford, Minnesota. ..... 
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David P. Reed

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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David P. Reed, 58, of Peterson, an employee of TRW Automotive in Rushford, died July 9, 2001 at Winona Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since Saturday.

Born July 13, 1942, he grew up in Rock Dell Township, Olmsted County, and gr ..... 
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Anthony “Tony” Mellaci

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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Anthony “Tony” Mellaci, 60, of Bricktown, NJ, husband of Florence Mellaci, formerly of Preston, MN died August 21, 2001 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ after a long illness.

Born November 28, 1940 in Long Branch, NJ, he graduate ..... 
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Josephine "Josie" Landsverk

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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Josephine "Josie" Landsverk, 86, of Lanesboro, a homemaker and former Rush Products employee, died August 19, 2001 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had lived two years.

Josephine Hanson was born April 14, 1915, in Tuttle, ..... 
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Phyllis L. Johnson

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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Phyllis L. Johnson, 77, of rural Lanesboro, died August 16, 2001 at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., following a two-week illness.

Phyllis L. Wangen was born July 5, 1924, in Lanesboro. On Nov. 25, 1947, she married LaVerne Jo ..... 
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Charles Hafner

Fri, Aug 24th, 2001
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Charles Hafner, 85, of Granger, a retired garage owner, died August 18, 2001 at Regional Health Services of Howard County, Iowa.

Born June 13, 1916, to Karl and Frieda (Frank) Hafner in Spring Valley. He attended Etna School through the eigh ..... 
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