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Melvin H. Nash


Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Melvin Nash, 95, of Wykoff, a retired farmer, electrician and carpenter, died Friday, September 1, 2000 at the Camilia Rose Care Center in Coon Rapids, MN.

He was born June 11, 1905, near Cherry Grove. He lived in or near Wykoff most of his life. He married Sarah Hoopman in April 1928. The couple farmed and he worked as an electrician and carpenter around Wykoff for many years. His wife died in 1956. He married Irma Duparry Miland on Oct. 2, 1963, in rural Spring Valley and the couple lived in Wykoff. She died March 19, 1992. He made his home with his son in Coon Rapids, in 1996 and had been a resident of the care center for the last year. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff and was active in the Wykoff Senior Citizens. His hobbies included woodworking, trout fishing, card playing and playing his harmonica.

Survivors include one son, Myron (Thelma) Nash of Coon Rapids; two step-daughters, Margaret Bottorff of Rochester and Jewell (Stephen) Glady of Wykoff; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two
step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, one sister and two brothers.

The funeral for Mr. Nash was held Monday, Septmeber 4, 2000 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff with the Rev. Jerry Crow officiating. Burial was in the Cherry Grove Cemetery.

Rushford, MN

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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The first pioneers pole-boated up the Root River to the junction of Rush Creek, peered through 10-foot tall grasses, and learned what Indians already knew - this was astonishing beauty. On Christmas Eve 1854, the first four families gathered and name ..... 
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Peterson, MN

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Peterson, nestled in the nar-row Root River Valley, was founded in 1867, when the rail-road was built on land donated for the use by Peter Peterson Haslerud, who settled here in 1853. He owned and platted the village site and was the major force behi ..... 
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Ostrander, MN

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Ostrander, population 276, is located on the very western edge of Fillmore County. If you were to visit Ostrander in the summer, you would most likely find a softball game in progress. Fast pitch softball has been a tradition in Ostrander for many ye ..... 
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Mabel, MN

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Mabel, Minnesota is snug-gled in the southeast corner of Fillmore County; 60 miles SE of Rochester, 120 miles south of the Twin Cities; 40 miles SW of LaCrosse, Wisconsin or just 20 miles north of Decorah, Iowa.

Frank Adams was the chief cons ..... 
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LeRoy, MN

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Lake Louise State Park is located in southeastern Minnesota near the Iowa border. The park is located in Mower County, 1 1/2 miles north of LeRoy on County Road 14, State Highway map index: L-21.

Lake Louise State Park is often referred to as ..... 
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Lanesboro, MN

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Nestled in a deep valley of the Root River (South Branch) is the unique city of Lanesboro. This quaint townsite of less than one thousand residents, located in the state hardwood forest reminds one of the many hillside villages in Norway. Norwegian i ..... 
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LaCrescent, MN

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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Apple Capital of Minnesota


LaCrescent is a growing community with a thriving business district. Located in the Southeast corner of Minnesota, LaCrescent has a boundary of the Mississippi River on one side, and the appl ..... 
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Houston, MN

Sun, Sep 10th, 2000
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The spirit of revitalization rocks as Houston enters a new century poised for progress. Surrounded by bluffs and bordered by the Root River, the area offers an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and a healthy environment in which to live and work. ..... 
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