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Gene A. Ziebell


Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Gene Ziebell, 74, of rural Rushford, died Thursday, June 29, 2000 on his farm from complications of a heart condition.
Gene A. Ziebell was born on October 18, 1925, in Winona to Arthur and Marie (Dabelstein) Ziebell. He attended school in Winona and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II from 1944 until 1947. He was promoted from Seaman to Signalman First Class. He took basic training in Chicago Great Lakes, combat duty for two and a half years in the South Pacific Theatre of War aboard the U.S.S. Hyman Destroyer until being discharged. He received a citation award for serving in the Pacific Theater of War. Gene married Dolores Drussell at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Winona on August 22, 1953. He worked in Winona for the National Tea Grocery Store in the meat department and farmed at Wyattville, MN and Hart, MN. He dairy farmed for 37 years while raising chickens, hogs, beef cows, steers, and crops. He was a past member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Rushford and was currently a member of of St. Paulís Episcopal Church in Winona. In both churches Gene served as a Vestryman, board member, and in the church choir. He was a member of the Rush Creek School Board, ASCS committee member, State Fire Warden from 1967 until the present, and the Winona Area Barber shoppers. He was a conservationist and sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores, two sons Allen (Brenda) Ziebell of Rushford and Daniel Ziebell of Rochester, a daughter Annette (Roger) Bradley of Lanesboro, six grandchildren, Emily, Nicholas, Amanda, Andrew, Audrey, and Avery, two brothers Kenneth (Deloris) Ziebell of Stockton, MN and Everett Ziebell of Holmen, WI, a sister Lois Wrice of California. Gene was preceded in death by one sister.

The funeral service for Mr. Ziebell was held Monday, July 3, 2000 at St. Paulís Episcopal Church in Winona with the Rev. Ernest Harrelson officiating. Burial was in St. Josephís Catholic Cemetery in Rushford. Hoff Funeral Homes - Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Violet Van Sande

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Violet Van Sande, age 93, of Preston, a long time area resident, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Olmsted Community Hospital in Rochester of congestive heart failure.

Violet was born August 29, 1906 in Carimona Township, Fillmore County, the d ..... 
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Mildred E. VanSande

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Mildred VanSande, 82, of Greenleafton, a former teacher and Sears employee, died Friday, July 21, 2000 in the emergency room of Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Born December 19, 1917, in York Township, Fillmore County, she grew up in the a ..... 
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Barbara Sims

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Barbara Sims, 55, of Pleasanton, CA, formerly of the Granger area, died of natural causes Saturday, July 22, 2000 at her home.

Barbara Ferkingstad was born November 14, 1944 in San Fernando, CA. She married Charles Sims in Granger. After movi ..... 
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Diane Catherine Durben-Peterson

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Diane Durben-Peterson, 34, of Lanesboro, a registered nurse, died Sunday, July 23, 2000 at her home following a 3-1/2 year illness with cancer.

Diane Catherine Durben was born May 14, 1966, in Osage, IA, lived in Stacyville, IA, as a child an ..... 
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Carolyn Kay Meyer

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Carolyn Meyer, age 58, died Monday afternoon, July 24, 2000 at her farm in rural Fillmore.

Carolyn Kay Christensen was born October 9, 1941, in Guthrie Center, IA, the daughter of Arthur and Lenore (Simmons) Christensen. She was raised in the ..... 
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Esther W. Grose

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Esther Grose, 98, of Hibbing, MN, formerly of Rushford and Lyle, died Friday, July 21, 2000 at Leisure Hills Nursing Home in Hibbing.

Esther W. Saevig was born September 6, 1901, in Wyota, WI, graduated from high school in Rushford and receiv ..... 
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Gateway Towns

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Austin

Greetings from Austin, Minnesota! Located on I-90, visitors from the west will come through this major city located on the Cedar River.

Austin is the home of the Fortune 500 company -- Geo. A. Hormel & Company. Hormel is the la ..... 
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Northeastern Iowa

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Northeast Iowa shares much of the same topography of Historic Bluff Country. Limestone bluffs, meandering rivers, springs, and rolling hills in the east and softly rolling hills with rich prairie soil in the west. Minnesota and Iowa also share the sa ..... 
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