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Gladys Judith Swain


Fri, Oct 5th, 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, Oct 5th, 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, Oct 5th, 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, Oct 5th, 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, Oct 5th, 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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Doris L. Svebakken

Fri, Oct 5th, 2001
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Doris L. Svebakken, 85, of Waukon, Iowa, mother of Roger (Llonamae) Svebakken of Spring Valley, died Aug. 25, 2001 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon following a lengthy illness.

She is also survived by a daughter.

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Margaret E. Sikkink

Fri, Oct 5th, 2001
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Margaret E. Sikkink, 76, of rural Harmony, died August 26, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Margaret Boese was born Aug. 9, 1925, in Madison, S.D., the daughter of August and Irene (Kuehn) Boese. In her youth, she lived in Lakota, ..... 
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Landon Manford Corson

Fri, Oct 5th, 2001
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Landon Manford Corson, stillborn son of Carlisle and Traci (Whelan) Corson of Preston died Sunday, Spetember 30, 2001 at Olmsted Community Hospital in Rochester.

Surviving are his parents; one brother, Logan, at home; paternal grandmother, Mi ..... 
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Lawrence J. B. Aakre

Fri, Oct 5th, 2001
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Lawrence J. B. Aakre, 87, a resident of Living Center West, died September 26, 2001 in Mercy Medical Center following a long illness.

Lawrence was born September 18, 1914 on a farm in Winneshiek County, IA to Andrew and Ella Jean Aakre. He ma ..... 
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