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Mathison - Melvin


Fri, Mar 26th, 2004
Posted in Obituaries

Melvin Mathison, 85, of Mabel, died March 19, 2004 at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

He was born July 14, 1918, in Newhouse (rural Mabel) to Carl and Ragna (Johnson) Mathison. He was a lifelong resident of Mabel. He attended Mabel-area country school. In 1940 he enlisted in the United States Army, serving in the Aleutian Islands. He attained the rank of staff sergeant before his discharge in 1945. He married Madonna A. Nelson in Spring Grove on April 28, 1948. He worked for different farmers, then started painting and continued until his retirement. He was a member of Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel, the American Legion Post 299 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5769.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Marcia (Stanley) Nelson and Maureen Sorum, both of Mabel; three sons, Michael and Murrel (Connie) both of Mabel and Mark (Diane) of Peterson; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Strouthers of Kasson and Gloria (Tom) Crain of Hanover, Pa.; and one brother, Maurice (Joyce) of Vero Beach, Fla. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, three brothers and three sisters.

The funeral for Melvin Mathison was March 22, 2004 at Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel, with the Rev. Stephen Fiksdal officiating. Burial was in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.

Kanerva - Carl W.

Fri, Mar 26th, 2004
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Carl W. Kanerva, 89, of Fairfax, Minn., formerly of Chatfield, died March 15, 2004 at Presbyterian Home Care Center in Spring Park, Minn.

He was born Dec. 5, 1914, and grew up in Cromwell, Minn. He and his wife, Inez, lived in ..... 
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Jones - Dale Wayne

Fri, Mar 26th, 2004
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Dale Wayne Jones, 50, of Spring Valley, died of a heart attack March 21, 2004 at his home.

Born Oct. 30, 1953, in Norfolk, Va., he graduated from Owatonna High School in 1972 and attended Winona State University and Rochester C ..... 
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Doherty - Helen E.

Fri, Mar 26th, 2004
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Helen E. Doherty, 94, of Canton, died March 22, 2004 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

Helen E. McCabe was born June 6, 1909, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, near PIymouth Rock. She graduated from the Sacred Heart Academy in Cedar R ..... 
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Darbo - Richard S.

Fri, Mar 26th, 2004
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Richard S. Darbo, 69, of Hemet, Calif., formerly of Spring Valley and Rushford, died March 11, 2004 in Hemet.

He was born April 30, 1934, in Rushford, and spent his childhood in Spring Valley. He was a graduate of Spring Valley ..... 
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Bunge - Waldo Franklin

Fri, Mar 26th, 2004
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Waldo Franklin Bunge, 74, of Lanesboro and Preston, died March 21, 2004 at his son's home in Preston.

He was born on March 26, 1929 in Caledonia to Franklin and Hilda (Fruechte) Bunge. Following his release from the Marine Corps ..... 
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Benson - Roger D.

Fri, Mar 26th, 2004
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Roger D. Benson, 69, of Milwaukee, Wisc., formerly of Peterson, died Jan. 20, 2004 at his home.

He was born March 31, 1934 in Peterson to Thomas and Cora (Holtegaard) Benson. He attended Peterson High School. In August 1953 he e ..... 
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Sterenberg - Leona Wille

Fri, Mar 19th, 2004
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Leona Wille Sterenberg, 95, of Abilene, Texas, formerly of the Chatfield and Spring Valley-area, died March 15, 2004 at Spring Seasons Nursing Home in Abilene, where she had lived since September 2003.

Leona Gertrude Asher was ..... 
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Ryan - Mercedes Mary

Fri, Mar 19th, 2004
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Mercedes Mary Ryan, 89, of Harmony, died March 13, 2004 at Harmony Healthcare in Harmony.

She was born August 11, 1914 to Walter and Winnifred (Cashman) Ryan in Winneshiek County, Iowa. She graduated from Cresco High School in 1 ..... 
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