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Mildred “Millie” Lillian Corson


Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries



Mildred “Millie” Lillian Corson, age 91, of Preston, Minn., passed away on December 19, 2014, at the Grand Meadow Care Center.

Mildred was born August 18, 1923, to Adolph and Josie (Flattum) Davidson on a farm near Amherst, Fillmore Co. She attended grade school in Amherst and high school in Canton. After graduation, she went to work at Camp Hood, TX, where her future husband, Manford Gilmore Corson, was stationed with the U.S. Army. Before he went to war in North Africa, they were married on November 23, 1942, at a parsonage in Mabel. After Manford was wounded in Italy, he returned to the U.S., and they moved to Rochester for one year. They then moved to Dodge Center, where they operated a gas station, grocery store, and cabins. The family then moved to Harmony, where they operated a dance hall, bowling alley, and skating rink. In 1957, their bowling alley burned to the ground, so they moved to Preston, where they built the B&B Bowling Alley. They also bought 35 acres of land on the north side of Preston, where they lived and raised horses. They developed this land into the Corson Additions to the city of Preston.

Mildred had a number of businesses and was active in the Preston community. She raised and sold strawberries for many years from the strawberry patch they maintained near their home. She also operated several restaurants, raised and butchered meat chickens with the help of her children, and volunteered as an EMT for the Preston Ambulance Crew for over 21 years. She was also part of the Preston Flying Club, took flying lessons, and eventually obtained her pilot’s license. She was a member of the Preston Legion Auxiliary, Sons of Norway and Christ Lutheran Church. Mildred also owned and operated the LaHacienda Gift Store for many years, obtained her real estate license, and operated Root River Real Estate in Preston. Mildred enjoyed bowling, dancing, golfing, music, travel and cards. She had a zest for life.

Mildred and Manford had eight children: Jimmilee Miller of Dennison, Minn., Marcia Teel of Bloomington, Minn., Steven (Nancy) Corson of Preston, Stuart Corson of Preston, Kirk (Nan) Corson of Lino Lakes, Minn., Brett (Nancy) Corson of Wykoff, Minn., Carlisle (Traci) Corson of Preston, and infant son (deceased) Carleton Jay Corson. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Joyce (Ellsford) Dahl of Waukesha, Wisc. S .....
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Violet Erickson

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Violet Erickson, age 88 of Harmony, Minn., died Wednesday evening, December 17, 2014 at the Harmony Healthcare Center in Harmony. Funeral services were held 11 am Saturday, December 20 at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, with burial followin ..... 
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Irene B. Jacobson

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Irene B. Jacobson, age 95, of Wykoff, Minn., died Thursday morning, December 18, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Irene was born September 24, 1919, on a farm in rural Plover, Iowa, the daughter of O. A. and Bertha (Schoenberger) Zech. ..... 
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Johnny Carson Long

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

After a long illness, Johnny Carson Long passed away at Seasons Hospice on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the age of 83. Johnny was born Dec. 27, 1930, to Thurston and Irene (Rowe) Long. He grew up in the Cherry Grove area, where he attended count ..... 
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Arlis R. Vickerman

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Arlis R. Vickerman, age 90, of Mabel died Sunday, December 14, at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. Arlis was born December 27, 1923 in the “Big Woods” of Fillmore County to Henry and Ida Vickerman. He was baptized and confirmed at the Newbu ..... 
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Delvin W. Bunke

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Delvin W. Bunke, 85, of Preston, Minn. died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Mayo Clinic - St. Mary’s Campus Delvin was a tolerant man of perseverance born a month before the great depression. He asked little of the world. He was a man of few w ..... 
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Daryl F. Gates

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

Daryl F. Gates, age 61 of North Mankato, died Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Memorial prayer service was held at 12 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Northview - North Mankato, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, Minn. Burial will be at a later ..... 
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Ray C. Humble

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Ray C. Humble, 93, of Rushford, Minn. died on Friday, December 12, 2014, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. Ray was born on July 23, 1921, on the home farm in Norway Township of Fillmore County, Minn. He attended the Dolalie School and Gradu ..... 
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Junetta Fishbaugher

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Junetta “Dolly” Fishbaugher, 92, of Harmony, Minn. passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe, Minn. Funeral services was held on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenfield Lutheran ..... 
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