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Hockema - Marjorie Frances


Fri, Nov 26th, 2004
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Marjorie Frances Hockema, 94, formerly of Spring Valley, died Nov. 19, 2004 at Samaritan Bethany Heights in Rochester where she had lived almost two years.

Marjorie Frances Ellis was born Dec. 30, 1909, near Chatfield in Jordan Township, Fillmore County, and attended Union District 123 school. On Aug.11, 1935, she married Henry W. Hockema of Spring Valley. While her husband was with the U.S. Border Patrol, they lived in Washington, Florida, Michigan and Texas. They returned to Minnesota in 1947 and farmed until Mr. Hockema’s death in 1989. She was a member of Sumner Center United Methodist church, United Methodist Women and the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a son, John of Farmington, Minn.; a daughter, Marianne of Spring Valley; and two grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death.

The funeral for Marjorie Frances Hockema was Nov. 23 at Sumner Center United Methodist Church in Sumner Township, rural Spring Valley. Burial was in Sumner Presbyterian Cemetery in Sumner Township. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

Eischen - Maxine Carol

Fri, Nov 26th, 2004
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Maxine Carol Eischen, 74, of Minnetonka, Minn., formerly of Chatfield and the Preston-Harmony area, died Nov. 20, 2004.

Maxine Carol Amy was born July 4, 1930, in Cresco, Iowa, and grew up in the Preston-Harmony area, where she ..... 
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Simonson - Charles Bertran

Fri, Nov 19th, 2004
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Charles Bertran Simonson, 82, of Grand Meadow, died Nov. 15, 2004 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born Sept. 6, 1922, in rural Grand Meadow, grew up in the area and attended Grand Meadow schools. During World War II ..... 
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Leistikow - Muriel A.

Fri, Nov 19th, 2004
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Muriel A. Leistikow, 77, of Canton, died Nov. 15, 2004 at her home.

Muriel Sivesin was born May 17, 1927, in Spring Grove to Alfred and Minerva (Bergerud) Sivesin. She graduated from the Decorah, Iowa, High School in 1945. Her f ..... 
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Welch - William “Bill” J.

Fri, Nov 19th, 2004
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William “Bill” J. Welch, 53, of Rochester, formerly of Mabel, died November 17, 2004 after a brief illness.

He was born May 11, 1951 in LaCrosse, Wis., to Willard “Bill” and Hariett (Hesselgrave) Welch. He graduated from the Mab ..... 
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Bue - Burnett J.

Fri, Nov 19th, 2004
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Burnett J. Bue, 88, of rural Lanesboro, died Nov. 12, 2004 at his home.

He was born Dec. 20, 1915, in Granite Falls, Minn. He had lived in rural Lanesboro since the age of 4. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.[Read the Rest]

Gillespie - Howard C.

Fri, Nov 19th, 2004
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Howard C. Gillespie, 72, of rural Fountain, died Nov. 15, 2004 at his home.

He was born Sept. 30, 1932, in Oskaloosa, Iowa to C.M. and Amy (Hoffman) Gillespie. As a boy, he moved with his family to Renwick, Iowa, and graduated f ..... 
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Rodenz - Lurana

Fri, Nov 12th, 2004
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Lurana Rodenz, 88, of Denver, formerly of Spring Valley, died Nov. 4, 2004, in Denver.

Lurana E. Sullivan was born Nov. 13, 1915, in Spring Valley, grew up on the family farm and lived there most of her life. She married Donald ..... 
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Gaustad - Bethany E. ‘Betty’

Fri, Nov 12th, 2004
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Bethany E. ‘Betty’ Gaustad, 80, of Houston, died Nov. 2, 2004 at Valley View Nursing Home in Houston.

Bethany E. Gorder was born Nov. 23, 1923, in Bridge Creek Valley near Rushford and lived in the area all her life. On Feb. 28, ..... 
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