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Clifford C. Merkel


Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Clifford Merkel, 78, of rural Spring Valley, a longtime area farmer, died Sunday, June 11, 2000 at his home.

Born April 2, 1922, in Rock Township, Mitchell County, IA, he attended New Hampton, IA-area rural schools through the eighth grade. During World War II he served in the Merchant Marine aboard the William S. Halstad, the Charlestown and the Perryville in the Atlantic and Mediterranean-Middle East war zones. He was discharged on August 15, 1945. In 1945, he married Georgie Bly in Spring Valley. Mr. Merkel worked for Woodrich Construction for 20 years, Bly Rendering for three years and farmed in the area for 47 years. He was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, served on its board for many years and served as adult leader for a 4-H club.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Leslie (Jan) of Spring Valley; a daughter, Sandra Williams of Houston, TX; five granddaughters; five brothers, Harvey, Kenneth, Paul and Ray, all of Spring Valley, and Art of Rochester; and four sis-ters, Rose (Arleigh) Polikoski and Arlene Starkson, both of Rochester, Shirley Schroeder of Elgin and Lorraine (Bob) Reiland of Eyota. Two sisters preceded him in death.

The funeral for Mr. Merkel was held Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, with the Rev. James Ross officiating. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery in rural Racine. Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
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Frances Eleanor Kidman

Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Frances Kidman, 78, of Carson City, NV, formerly of Chat-field, died Monday, June 12, 2000 in Carson-Tahoe Hospital.

Frances Bernard was born July 7, 1921, in Chatfield. She married Marvin C. Kidman in 1948. She moved to Carson City from Lak ..... 
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Everett J. Erickson

Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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A memorial service was held for Everett Erickson on Saturday, July 1, 2000 at Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel.

Mr. Erickson, 88, of McAllen, TX, a retired Mabel-area farmer, died January 19, 2000, in McAllen.

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Evalyn Kingsbury

Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Evalyn Kingsbury, 85, of Rushford, a homemaker, formerly of Harmony, Winona and Whalan, died Thursday, June 22, 2000 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Evalyn Campbell was born October 20, 1914 in Stuart, IA. On March 21, 1941, she m ..... 
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Pearl O. Jenson

Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Pearl Jenson, 91, of St. Paul, a homemaker, formerly of Whalan and Preston, died Friday, June 23, 2000 at Good Samaritan Center in Roseville, MN, where she had been a patient one week.

Pearl O. Hanson was born September 11, 1908, in rural Wha ..... 
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Ambrose E. Feldmeier

Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Ambrose Feldmeier, 84, of Rushford, formerly of Houston, died Thursday, June 22, 2000 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Born October 29, 1915, in Hokah, he grew up in rural Hokah and graduated from St. Peterís Catholic School. On Ja ..... 
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Milford H. Blagsvedt

Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Milford Blagsvedt, age 85, of Mabel died Friday, June 23, 2000 at his home.

Milford was born April 30, 1915 in Amherst Township, Fillmore County, to Ole and Frieda (Selbach) Blagsvedt. He attended school in Newburg and Prosper. On May 7, 1935 ..... 
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Birth Annoucements

Sun, Jun 25th, 2000
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o Mark and Kim Reimann of Lanesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Rose, born on Fatherís Day, June 18. Maternal grandparents are Karl and Marie Dambach of Winona and paternal grandparents are Jerry and Lynn Reimann of Rushford.o Mark an ..... 
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College News

Sun, Jun 25th, 2000
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Graduation
o Christina F. Larson of Lime Springs, graduated with honors from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She received a B.A. in Art History and English.
o Amy Love of West Union, IA received a masters of arts degree in occupatio ..... 
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