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Serfling - Dean Eldon


Fri, Sep 10th, 2004
Posted in Obituaries

Dean Eldon Serfling, 79, died at his home in Florenceville, Iowa, on Aug. 31, 2004 after a brief illness.

He was born April 2, 1925, on a farm in Bristol Township near Harmony to Otto and Anna Groteboer Serfling. He grew up there and continued to farm it with his father after graduation from Harmony High School. On July 28, 1944, he married Estella Miller. The couple moved to a farm in rural Cresco, Iowa, near Florenceville, and farmed there until their son took over the farming operation in 1975. Mr. Serfling served on the Granger Creamery Board for 25 years and was a charter member of the Granger State Bank board. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church for 60 years and served on its church council. For more than 20 years, he belonged to the Howard County Historical Society and helped care for Florenceville Methodist Church, which he attended while growing up. He assisted at polling stations in Albion Township in Howard County for a number of years and belonged to the Cresco Wildlife Club.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, G. Aubrey (Lori) of Palm Desert, Calif., and Mark (Sharon) of rural Cresco; six grandchildren; and a sister, Eva Jane Broadwater of Harmony. An older brother preceded him in death.

The funeral for Dean Eldon Serfling was Sept. 5, 2004 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Granger, Minn. Burial was in the church cemetery. Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco was in charge of arrangements.

Ellestad - Tony

Fri, Sep 10th, 2004
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Tony Ellestad, 48, of Annandale died September 2, 2004 at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis due to injuries received in a motorcycle accident.

Tony Ellestad was born October 22, 1955 in Caledonia to Sanford and Gertru ..... 
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Ferguson - Edith A.

Fri, Sep 10th, 2004
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Edith A. Ferguson, 75, died August 26, 2004 at Elmwood Care Center in Elmwood Park, Ill.

Born in LaCrosse, Wis., December 15, 1928 to Arthur and Ella (Brown) Ferguson. She moved to Chicago in her teenage years. She graduated fro ..... 
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Plummer - Eva C.

Fri, Sep 3rd, 2004
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Eva C. Plummer, 94, of Battle Creek, formerly of Chatfield, died Aug. 30, 2004.

Eva Danielson was born Aug. 2, 1910, in Fillmore County. She was a 1929 graduate of Chatfield High School, received her bachelor’s degree from Winon ..... 
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Golden - Captola ‘Cappie’

Fri, Sep 3rd, 2004
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Captola ‘Cappie’ Golden, 89, of Eau Claire, Wis, died Aug. 20, 2004 at Fall Creek Valley Care Center in Eau Claire.

Captola Bjorge was born June 29, 1915, in Harmony to Martin and Margaret (Harstad) Bjorge. She graduated from Ma ..... 
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Schmidt - Ernest ‘Doc’

Fri, Sep 3rd, 2004
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Ernest ‘Doc’ Schmidt, 97, of Spring Grove, died Aug. 25, 2004 at Tweeten Health Services in Spring Grove.

He was born March 17, 1907, in Worthington, Minn. On Aug. 25, 1936, he married Charlotte Luella Sylling. They lived in Mis ..... 
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Colbenson - Lynn ‘Colby’

Fri, Sep 3rd, 2004
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Lynn ‘Colby’ Colbenson, 54, of Owatonna, a native of Rushford, died Aug. 28 of a brain aneurysm.

She was born Oct. 18, 1949, in Rushford.

Survivors include a daughter, Sarah; a son, Benjamin; two granddaug ..... 
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Fanning - Frederick J. ‘Fred’

Fri, Sep 3rd, 2004
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Frederick J. ‘Fred’ Fanning, 44, of Stewartville, died Aug. 30, 2004.

He was born July 17, 1960, in Minneapolis. He graduated from Mankato East High School in Mankato in 1978. He attended Pipestone Vo-Tech for meat cutting. He w ..... 
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Larson - Thelma R.

Fri, Sep 3rd, 2004
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Thelma R. Larson, 89, of Chatfield, formerly of Preston, died Aug. 26, 2004 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Thelma R. Dudek was born May 9, 1915, to Joseph and Fannie (Baker) Dudek in Chatfield. She graduated from Chatfiel ..... 
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