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Palmer P. Wangen


Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Palmer P. Wangen, 79, of Canton, died Dec. 29, 2001 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

He was born Sept. 28, 1922, near Lanesboro in Fillmore County to Edward and Bertha (Olson) Wangen. He attended the Ohara School in rural Lanesboro. From 1944 to 1946 he served in the Army, where he worked in communications and was stationed in the Philippines and Korea. On Aug. 3, 1951, he married Leona Vickerman at the Highland Prairie Lutheran Church. They farmed in the Canton and Harmony areas until 1974, when they moved to Canton. Mr. Wangen also worked at the Canton Elevator and for Fred Carlson Co. in Decorah, IA. He enjoyed the Minnesota Twins and repairing lawn mowers.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter Vergene (Jim) Kelly of Canton; four sons Larry (Rhonda) and Arlis (Karla), both of Canton, Leslie (Pam) of Rushford, and Ricky (JoAnne) of Lime Springs, IA; 18 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; three brothers, James (Irma) and Peter (Naomi), both of Harmony, and Merlin (Marge) of Sparta, WI; and five sisters, Marian Bothun and Ruth Beatty, both of Rochester, Ella Olstad of La Crosse, WI, Orlie (Erlin) Iverson of Byron, and Gladys (Marlin) Zimmer of St. James, MN. He was preceded in death by a brother and a granddaughter.

The funeral for Palmer P. Wangen was Jan. 2, 2002 in Henrytown Lutheran Church in rural Canton, the Rev. Allen Hermeier officiating. Burial was in Henry Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion Post 400 from Canton. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.

Edward F. Volkman

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Edward F. Volkman, 85, of Rushford, a former Lewiston police chief, died Dec. 26, 2001 in Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

He was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Hart Township, Winona County. He was reared in rural Lewiston and graduated from ..... 
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Kiley Ann Jones

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Kiley Ann Jones, of Wykoff, MN, 7 day old daughter of Robert C. Jones of Wykoff and Rebecca E. Swenson of Osage, IA, died January 2, 2002, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester where she was born December 26, 2001.

She is survived by her parents; ..... 
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William Ryan

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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William Ryan, 76, of Harmony, a longtime area farmer, died Dec. 17, 2001 at his home.

He was born July 24, 1925, in Cresco, IA, the son of Walter and Winnifred (Cashman) Ryan. On Nov. 12, 1945, he married Dorothy Benson in Canton. They lived ..... 
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Albert Hatlestad

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Albert Hatlestad, age 97, of Spring Valley, MN retired butter maker, died Jan. 2, 2002, at the Spring Valley Care Center where he had been a resident since July 2001. He was born Nov. 23, 1904, to James O. and Olga (Nordby) Hatlestad on a farm betwee ..... 
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Jared Joseph Hammell

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Jared Joseph Hammell, 17, of Chatfield, died Tuesday Jan. 1, 2002 as the result of a one-car accident near Chatfield.

The son of Bernard and June Hammell, he was born July 24, 1984, in Rochester. An 11th-grader at Chosen Valley High School, ..... 
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Clifford Arneson

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Clifford Arneson, 81, of Harmony died Dec. 28, 2001 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI.

He was born May 18, 1920, in Fillmore County to Ole and Celia (Dahly) Arneson. He attended the rural schools and on March 6, 1942 joined ..... 
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Garness Church roots go back to farm in Norway

Mon, Dec 31st, 2001
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December 31, 2001

The familiar sounds I grew up with, the unloading of the horses, the snorting and pawing, and the cinching of the saddles were all heard that cold blustery day, January 14, 1996. However, someone very important to me ..... 
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Fri, Dec 28th, 2001
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