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Roger J. Ristau


Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Roger J. Ristau, age 80, of Preston, Minn., died at Green Lea Manor in Mabel,Minn., on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

Roger was born on April 10, 1936, in rural Preston, Minn., to Henry F. and Agnes (Drummond) Ristau. He attended country schools in the Forestville and Carimona area and completed the eighth grade. Roger then went on to work at Jerry’s Body Shop in Preston. He then worked at the Preston Creamery and started his own farming operation.

On December 30, 1955, Roger married Ella Friemann at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Preston, Minn. They had three children: Cheryl, Gary and Lynn. They purchased and moved to their first farm in October 1962. Roger enjoyed working the land, milking the cows, custom sawing lumber for people and raising livestock and registered Percheron horses. This was done with his family for more than SO years.

Whenever possible, Roger enjoyed visiting with neighbors and friends and watching his children and grandchildren work with him on the farm.

Roger is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ella of Preston; daughter Cheryl (Denny) Ristau-Severson of Fountain, Minn.; and sons Gary (Pam) Ristau and Lynn (Kim) Ristau both of Preston; grandchildren: Krystal (Andy) Larson; Casey, Mitch and Cody Ristau; and Luke, Dilynn, Kelly and Joey Ristau; and great-grandson Oliver Larson.

Visitation for Roger was held Friday, September 9, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at the Hindt-Hudek (formerly Thauwald) Funeral Home in Preston and one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral service took place 1 p.m. Saturday, September 10, at Christ Lutheran Church, with Pastor Dan Bredberg officiating. Roger was laid to rest in the Carimona Cemetery rural Preston.

Jennifer Lee

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Jennifer Yvonne Lee, 41, of Lanesboro, and formerly of Crosby, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Jennifer was born September 17, 1975 in Crosby to Michael and LeOra (Zenke) Lind. She graduated from ..... 
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Orville Tangen

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Orville Edne Tangen, 99, of Chatfield, died Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St. Mary’s Campus. Orville was born October 9, 1916 on a farm in Chatfield Township to Theodore and Alma (Asleson) Tangen. He enlisted in the ..... 
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Kathleen “Kitty” Lee

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Kathleen “ Kitty” Lee, 81 of Rushford, died Sept 12, 2016 at Sauer Nursing Home in Winona, Minn., surrounded by family and friends. Kitty was born on January 19, 1935 in Spring Valley, Minn., to Clarence and Marie Nordby. She was a graduate of S ..... 
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Helen Marie Mercer

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Helen Marie Mercer, 81, of Chatfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Chosen Valley Care Center. Helen was born September 1, 1935 in Chatfield to George and Laura (Mohlke) Allen. She grew up in the Chatfield community, ..... 
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Irven Holtegaard

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Irven Holtegaard, 90, of Lanesboro, passed away September 8, 2016 at Gundersen Health Care in LaCrosse, Wis. Irven was born March 25, 1926 in Belmont, Mont., to Oscar and Minda (Benson) Holtegaard. He moved with his family to St. Charles as an in ..... 
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Chuck Fellows

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Chuck Fellows, age 90 of Canton, Minn., went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 7, 2016, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the age of 90 years, 10 months, and 15 days. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Monday, Sept 12, 2016 at the Cresco Community ..... 
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Wallace L. Osland

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Wallace L. Osland, 80, of rural Lanesboro, died Friday, September 9, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Methodist Campus. He was born in Cresco, Iowa, on June 29, 1936 to Nels and Agnes (Miller) Osland. The lived on a farm near Bristol Center in York Township of F ..... 
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Gary Herbert Heyer

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in All Obituaries

Gary Herbert Heyer, age 73, of Spring Valley, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Ostrander Nursing Home from complications of heart surgery. He was born April 8, 1943 to Herbert and Nina (Haupt) Heyer in LaCrosse, Wis. He grew up in N ..... 
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