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Clara Lange


Fri, May 25th, 2001
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Clara Lange, 99, of Harmony, died May 18, 2001 at Harmony Healthcare.

Clara Miller Lange was born May 4, 1902 to August and Anna Miller in Big Springs, rural Harmony. She was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and attended grade school in Big Springs. On June 24, 1920 she married Lester Lange and they farmed on the Miller place until 1935 when they purchased the farm north of them. They farmed on this farm until 19 when they moved to Harmony. Clara lived in Harmony for almost 40 years after the death of her husband in 1962. She was a member of WELCA and Faith Circle and in her earlier years held many offices in her church. She was church organist when first married and continued her love of music when she taught herself to play the accordion. She loved to crochet, she helped compile records on her family, enjoyed babysitting, and just helping on the farm or where needed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter, Estella, a sister, Sarah and a brother, Willie.

Survivors include a son, Emery (Eyvone) Lange of Harmony; daughter Alberta Fishbaugher of Preston; grandchildren; great grandchildren; a sister in-law; and nieces and nephews

The funeral for Clara Lange, were held May 21, 2001 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Burial was in Big Spring Cemetery. Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of arrangements.
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Esther B. Jahr

Fri, May 25th, 2001
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Esther B. Jahr, 88, of Rushford, a longtime area resident, died May 19, 2001 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Esther B. Engrav was born on July 26, 1912, in Glenwood Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, later moved with her fami ..... 
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Opal E. Duckett

Fri, May 25th, 2001
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Opal E. Duckett , 87, of Oelwein, mother of Ross (Cindy) Duckett of Canton, died May 15, 2001 at Good Samaritan Nursing Center in West Union, Iowa, following a lengthy illness.

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Lawrence "Dean" Crouch

Fri, May 25th, 2001
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Lawrence "Dean" Crouch, 79, of rural Mabel, died May 18, 2001at his home.

Lawrence was born Oct. 8, 1921, in Webster City, Iowa, to Herman and Zoa (Taylor) Crouch. He grew up in the area. During World War II, he served in the infantry of the ..... 
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Three months in Mystery Cave

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Monday, May 21, 2001

It's hard to remember specific events from twenty-some odd years ago except when it comes to my favorite summer job. The vivid memories began to pour back recently as I took a drive, eight miles south of Spring Valley, to Myste ..... 
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Another View

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Memories of a rural childhoodBy Herb PankoMonday, May 21, 2001

As I recently stood on the site of what was once our old farm place in southeast Nebraska, the memories of those childhood years of long ago came rushing back.

I th ..... 
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Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Boyum and Underbakke confused over Engineer’s dismissalBy John TorgrimsonMonday, May 21, 2001

Former Fillmore County Commissioners Donald Boyum and Robert Underbakke say they are as confused as the next person when it comes to the county’s dec ..... 
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Lighter than air...

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Monday, May 21, 2001

The County Board of Commissioners whisked through a very light agenda at last Tuesday’s meeting. Reports on Social Services and Corrections consumed most of a morning meeting that was even slim on administrative items.
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Life on a “thin skin” with Patton

Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Elden Grabau served with the famed Second Armored DivisionBy Charles PautlerMonday, May 21, 2001

One morning last February my fiancee and I decided to go to the VFW pancake breakfast in Spring Valley. This combined two ..... 
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