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Bennie Barber


Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Bennie Barber, 81, of Thief River Falls, Minn., died March 13, 2001 at Northwest Medical Center, CNC Unit, Thief River Falls.

Bennie Barber was born on May 17, 1919 in Pilot Mound Township, to Leora Barber. He was baptized into the Lutheran faith and attended Fillmore County, Country Schools. Bennie was in the United States Army for 3 1/2 years, serving in the South Pacific. He was a mechanic at Gunderson Garage in Fountain. He also worked at a factory in Chatfield where he retired. Bennie spent his time after work mowing yards and cemeteries for friends and neighbors. In 1996 he moved to Thief River Falls with his sister-in-law, Grace Littlefield. Bennie enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing the nickel machines at the casino. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and the American Legion in Fountain.

Survivors include his sister-in-law, Grace Littlefield of Thief River Falls, Minn; and several relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, step-father, Clifford Bendickson; and one brother, Elmer Littlefield.

The funeral for Bennie Barber was held March 17, 2001 at Green Funeral Home Chapel in Thief River Falls, Minn, with the Rev. Marcia Sylvester officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Lutheran Cemetery, Fountain.
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Houston, MN

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Harmony, MN

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Like many small towns a hundred years ago, Harmony grew up near the railroad and was peopled by immigrants from Norway, Germany and Ireland. Local legend says that the settlers decided to make their community an incorporated "village" and met to choo ..... 
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Fountain, MN

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Fountain, the western gateway to the Root River State Trail, is also the home of the Fillmore County Historical Center. The Historical Center houses a complete museum of antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia from the past, either lent or donated by ..... 
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Chatfield, MN

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Chatfield is one of those places that everyone needs to experience from time to time. Oh sure, there are supermarkets and a few convenience stores in town, like everywhere else, but this place is full of history. The downtown is filled with turn-of-t ..... 
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Canton, MN

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Canton, Minnesota, located along U.S. Highway 52 is the first city in Minnesota along this major north-south route.

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Caledonia, MN

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Preston, MN

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The city of Preston became situated on the south branch of the Root River in 1853. The location of the town was most desirable as the river afforded opportunities for a dam, land for houses and access to abundant supplies of timber, water power, ston ..... 
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