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Merwin W. “Bill” Schmidt


Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Bill Schmidt, 59, of Preston died Sunday, June 4, 2000 at New Prague, MN.

He was born February 25, 1941, at Detroit Lakes, MN. He grew up and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School. He attended Luther College at Wahoo, NE. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964. He received his bachelor’s degree from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD. He taught school in Sioux Falls before moving to Moorhead, MN, where he taught at Probstfield and Riverside Elementary schools, and served as acting principal and taught at Voyager Middle School. He received his master’s degree from Moorhead State University. After receiving his license of principalship, he lived in Fosston, MN, and was principal in Mahnomen and Naytahwaush schools. He was presently serving as K-8 principal of Fillmore Central Schools at Preston.

He is survived by two daughters, Beth (David) Wofford of Seattle, WA, and Sara (Bill) Liska of Omaha, NE; one son, Patrick Schmidt of Glencoe, MN; one stepson, Ryan Kallberg of St. Paul; three grandchildren; his mother, Hannah Schmidt of Detroit Lakes; four brothers, Gerald of Detroit Lakes, Edward (Sue) of Audubon, MN, David (Cindy) of Mapleton, MN, and Richard (Barbara) of Detroit Lakes; and three sisters, Carol (Donald) Welty of Clear Lake, IA, Pamela (Donald) Skarie and Ann (Gary) Fingalson, both of Detroit Lakes.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur.

The funeral for Mr. Schmidt was held Thursday, June 8, 2000 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes with the Rev. Ken Vollmers officiating. Burial was in Upsala Cemetery in Richwood Township, MN. A memorial service was held Friday, June 9, 2000 at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston.

Vernal “Bud” R. Wolf

Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Vernal “Bud” Wolf, age 92, of Minneapolis, formerly of Preston, died Tuesday evening, June 6, 2000 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis.

Bud was born March 28, 1908, in Preston the youngest of five children of Frank B. and Emma Wolf. ..... 
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Terry George Loucks

Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Terry Loucks, age 58, of Rochester, formerly of the Preston area, died Saturday, June 3, 2000 of heart failure at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born April 30, 1942 in Spring Valley. On April 7, 1962 he married Gail Bartels in Lime ..... 
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Elmer A. Lange

Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Elmer Lange, 79, of Harmony, a retired farm worker and truck driver, died of cancer Saturday, June 3, 2000, at his home.

He was born March 15, 1921, on the family farm in Fillmore County and attended area schools. On May 30, 1945, he married ..... 
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Syrald J. Bremseth

Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Syrald Bremseth, 79, of rural Lanesboro, died of cancer Sunday, June 4, 2000 at Harmony Care Center where he had been a patient four days.

Born March 31, 1921, in Fillmore County, he served in the Army during World War II and lived in Fillmo ..... 
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Irvin O. Allen

Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Irvin Allen, 86, of Mabel, died of a stroke Friday, June 2, 2000 at the Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah.

He was born September 28, 1913, in rural Winneshiek County, IA. He grew up and attended school in the area and married Irm ..... 
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Marjorie Hermanson

Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Marjorie Hermanson, 84, of Harmony, a retired business owner, died at the Harmony Community Nursing Home in Harmony on Friday morning, June 2, 2000.

Marjorie Ione Hollenback was born February 15, 1916 in Fillmore County, the daughter of Alvin ..... 
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Hulda B. Hemker

Mon, Jun 12th, 2000
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Hulda Hemker, age 105, of Wykoff, died Tuesday afternoon, June 6, 2000, at the Spring Valley Care Center.

Hulda Sabatke was born May 6, 1895, near Beaver Dam, WI, the daughter of William and Emma (Schwant) Sabatke. She moved with her parents ..... 
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Whalan, MN

Tue, Jun 6th, 2000
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Our limestone karst region is dotted with "sink holes" which indicate caverns below ground such as the caves at Mystery Cave near Forestville State Park.

When you visit the heart of Bluff Country, take the drive on MN Hwy. 80 and you will fin ..... 
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