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Violet Van Sande


Sun, Jul 16th, 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 daughter of Henry and Annie (Hopeman) Van Sande. She attended rural school through the eighth grade but was a life-long learner in many fields. She lived on the family farm in Carimona Township until the death of her father. In 1968, she and her sister, Bernice, purchased a home in Preston and spent winters in town and summers on the family farm. Her sister died in 1993. Violet remained in the same house until becoming a resident of Preston Good Samaritan Center on June 15, 2000. She enjoyed history and was employed as the manager of the Fillmore County Museum until its relocation to Fountain. She also worked at Howard Gartnerís Garden Corner and Mrs. Lillejordís Greenhouse in Preston. She was a lifelong member of the Greenleafton Reformed Church and was a Sunday School teacher and an active member of the womenís department. She enjoyed growing flowers and history.

Survivors include special caregivers, Beth Ann, Milo, David and Larry Broadwater of Preston and Jackie and Richard Burmeister of Harmony; several cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice.

The funeral for Ms. Van Sande was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2000, at the Greenleafton Reformed Church with the Rev. Jonathan Loper officiating. Burial was in the Greenleafton Cemetery. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.

H. Ordell Nelson

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Ordell Nelson, 71, of Rochester, formerly of Lanesboro, died of a brain aneurysm while at his summer cabin in Fillmore County on Monday, July 3, 2000.

H. Ordell Nelson was born November 6, 1928 in Blackhammer, Houston County. He graduated fro ..... 
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Robert L. Swenson

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Robert Swenson, 74, of Lincoln, Arkansas, formerly of the Ostrander area, died Thursday, July 6, 2000 at the Washington Regional Medical Center E.R. in Fayettville, AR.

Robert Swenson was born May 5, 1926 in Rutland, SD to Clarence Swenson a ..... 
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Margie Grooters

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Margie Grooters, age 82, a long-time area homemaker, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at the Harmony Community Health Center following a lengthy illness.

Margie Allene Heusinkveld was born November 13, 1917 in rural Preston, the first of four ch ..... 
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Elaine J. Tammel-Buck

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Elaine Tammel-Buck, age 79, of Richfield, a former Preston resident, died July 11, 2000 in Richfield.

Elaine Tammel was born March 18, 1921 in Spring Valley to Garret John and Johanna Tammel. She attended the Little Red school in rural Prest ..... 
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Casey P. Conlan

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Casey Conlan, 34, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Preston, died May 23, 2000.

He was born April 5, 1966, in Milwaukee. The family moved to West Palm Beach, FL, when he was 2. The family moved to Minnesota and then moved to Tucson. He worked with ..... 
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Rushford, MN 7-10-00

Sun, Jul 9th, 2000
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A tree struggles to pass beneath the bridge on Highways 43 and 16 near Rushford.

Rushford, MN 7-10-00

Sun, Jul 9th, 2000
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A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE ON HIGHWAY 43 & 16 in Rushford shows the Root River inundating fields of crops.

Bluff Country Gateway Towns

Sun, Jul 9th, 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 ..... 
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