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Paul "PJ" James Nelson


Fri, Mar 16th, 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, Mar 16th, 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, Mar 16th, 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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Mildred F. Johnson

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Mildred F. Johnson, 97, of Harmony, a homemaker and former teacher, died February 27, 2001 at her home.

Mildred Frances Sauter was born June 15, 1903, in Hutchinson, MN, to Will and Margaret (Harmon) Sauter. She graduated from Hutchinson High ..... 
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Lawrence Lund Jr.

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Lawrence Lund Jr., 61, of Chatfield, died March 5, 2001 at Winterhaven Health Cetner, Lakeland, Florida.

Larry was born April 2, 1939 in Spring Grove, Minn., the son of Lawrence & Ella Lund. He was united in marriage to Norma Jean Dunn, of De ..... 
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Lucille A. Loken

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Lucille A. Loken, 82, of Rushford, a longtime area farm homemaker, died March 13, 2001 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Lucille A. Pederson was born April 21, 1918, in Amherst Township, Fillmore County. On Oct. 19, 1938, she marri ..... 
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Harry A. Jonsgaard

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Harry A. Jonsgaard, 92, of Rushford, a retired U.S. Steel employee, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

He was born in April 12, 1908, in Fremont Township, Winona County. On Nov. 24, 1928, he married Agnes ..... 
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Valborg Haugen

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Valborg Haugen, 94, of Rushford, a retired cook, died March 12, 2001 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. She had lived at Good Shepherd Lutheran Apartments the past six years.

Valborg Hanson was born May 30, 1906, in Rushford and was ..... 
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Elmer Christopherson

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Elmer Christopherson, 91, of Preston, a retired butter-maker, died March 9, 2001 at the Preston Good Samaritan Care Center.

Born on April 12, 1909, in Holmen, Wis., he attended country school near Holmen. On April 24, 1935, he married Lillia ..... 
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