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Harold Eugene VanGundy


Mon, Aug 18th, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

Harold Eugene VanGundy, 90 of Houston, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse with family at his side.

Harold was born June 30, 1924 at the Caledonia Hospital to Carl and Luellen (Olson) VanGundy. He attended country school in Mound Prairie and Money Creek. Harold graduated from Houston High School in 1942 and also attended Winona Technical School. He worked in the shipyards as a machinist in Bremerton, WA. Harold was drafted into the U.S. Navy, honorably serving from July 23, 1943 to April 23, 1946 where he was assigned to the U.S.S. Destroyer O’Bannon.

On February 25, 1950, Harold was united in marriage to Dolores Peterson at Houston Lutheran Church. They farmed in Yucatan and Looney Valley where they raised six children. He will be remembered for his love for horse pulling, winning many trophies in different states. He drove his horses and mules, bringing Santa Claus to town for 40 years. He touched many hearts, young and old, giving rides for groups throughout the area. Above all, Harold loved his family, friends, and grandchildren.

Harold was a member of the Cross of Christ Lutheran Church and served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of the VFW Post 3833, American Legion Post 423, Minnesota and Wisconsin Horse Pullers Association, Circle A Saddle Club, and U.S.S. O’Bannon Shipmates Association.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dolores; children, Dianne “Dino” (Tim) Orr, Cheryl (Hoyt) Zenke, Shelly (Dwayne) Johnson, and Steve (Kendra) VanGundy; daughter-in-law, Cindy VanGundy; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois Quillin and Judy Mrachek; brothers, Donald, Wesley (Dorothy), Francis (Shirley), Robert (Laurel), Junior (Donna), Larry (Patty) and Allen; aunts, Arletta Jurasinski, Edith Guy, and Joyce Bjerke; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Dennis and Gary VanGundy; granddaughter, Sara Jo; and sisters-in-law, Loretta and LaVon.

Visitation will be held from 4-7pm, Friday, August 22, 2014 at Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service in Houston and also one hour prior to the service. Funeral service will be 11am, Saturday, August 23 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston with Reverend Leonard Liptack officiating. Burial will take place at Stone Church Cemetery with full military honors provided by the American Legion Arnet-Sheldon Post 423.

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Delaine Margaret Johnson

Mon, Aug 18th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Delaine Margaret Johnson, age 79, of Mabel and formerly of Rushford died Friday, August 15, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. Delaine was born with her twin sister, Darlene, on January 5, 1935 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Richard and Delora (Da ..... 
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Marvin Clarence Baker

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Marvin Clarence Baker, 83 of Rushford, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at his home. Marvin, the youngest of four siblings, was born in Rushford on January 7, 1931 to Carl and Mabel (Maguson) Baker. Marvin’s father died before he was born, which le ..... 
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Scott Royce Hatfield

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Scott Royce Hatfield was born on February 23, 1943 in Austin, MN. He was the son of Leona (Scott) and Royce Hatfield. He grew up on a farm in Florenceville, IA and attended Cresco High School. He served in the US Navy for seven years as a Cryptolo ..... 
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Lyla A. Kahoun

Wed, Aug 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

RUSHFORD, MINN. – Lyla A. Kahoun, 90, of Rushford, Minn., died on Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Lyla was born on March 13, 1924, in Norway Township of Fillmore County, Minn. to John and Hannah (Austad) E ..... 
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Billie Virginia Hansen

Wed, Aug 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Billie Virginia Hansen, 92 of Rushford, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home. Billie was born February 7, 1922 in Anoka County to Theodore and Marie (Dosh) Jensen. She graduated from Albert Lea High School and attended te ..... 
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Orlando Michel

Wed, Aug 6th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Orlando William Michel, 84, a lifelong Harmony resident passed away on July 24, 2014, at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, Minn., after battling cancer. Orlando was born February 23, 1930, to Addie and Virgil Michel. Survivors include his two sons: Geor ..... 
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Janice Rose Rowland

Wed, Aug 6th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Janice Rose Rowland passed away August 4, 2014 at the Seasons Hospice Home in Rochester. Janice was born May 12, 1931 to Elmer and Minnie (Becke) Redman in Winthrop, MN. She was baptized May 16, 1931 at home and confirmed in the Lutheran Church ..... 
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Leon Hageman

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

Leon Hageman, age 81, of rural Decorah, Iowa, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Leon Francis Hageman was born on January 23, 1933, the son of Ignatius and Elizabeth (Kuennen) Hageman on the Hageman fami ..... 
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