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Violet Van Sande


Sun, Jul 9th, 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 Gartners Garden Corner and Mrs. Lillejords 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 womens 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.
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H. Ordell Nelson

Sun, Jul 9th, 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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Nancy A. Jacobson

Sun, Jul 9th, 2000
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Nancy Jacobson, 61, of Peterson died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at the St. Johns Regional Health Center in Springfield, MI, following an automobile accident.

She was born on February 15, 1939 in Rushford to Ralph and Grace (Erskine) Hammer of ..... 
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Kenneth Noble Alexander

Sun, Jul 9th, 2000
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Kenneth Alexander, 89, of Spring Valley, formerly of Preston, died Saturday, July 1, 2000 at the Ostrander Nursing Home.

Born May 7, 1911, near Waterloo, IA, he moved to the Prairie Queen area with his family at age 7 and attended Fillmore C ..... 
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Marie Katherine Rindels

Sun, Jul 9th, 2000
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Marie Rindels, 77, of Spring Valley died on Thursday, July 6, 2000.

She was born March 29, 1923 to Julius and Anna Flaskerud. She attended and graduated from Calmar, IA. High School and attended Minona, IA Business School. After attending bus ..... 
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Raymond Arnold Bothun

Sun, Jul 9th, 2000
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Raymond Bothun, 87, of Des Moines, IA, formerly of Lanesboro, died Sunday, July 2, 2000.

He was born September 2, 1912, in rural Lanesboro. Mr. Bothun worked for Deco Aluminum Co. in Des Moines for many years before his retirement. He married ..... 
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Not in my backyard

Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Monday, June 26, 2000

In the usually quiet burg of Spring Valley, the hot topic of conversation has switched as of late. While recent flooding has left the community with much to contemplate, another issue is sizzling to the forefront. Whats ..... 
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Curdlecod goes Asiatic

Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Chester and Cynthia Curdlecod are the local gourmets of Flabbergast County and one evening last week we were invited to their home for dinner. They take pride in their ability to prepare sumptuous meals from the local fish, fowl and fauna and avoid b ..... 
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