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Johnson - Elsa D. ‘Sis’


Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Elsa D. ‘Sis’ Johnson, 80, of Rochester, formerly of Rushford, died December 15, 2003 at her home in Fontaine Towers.

Elsa D. Youngs was born June 16, 1923, in Great Neck, N.Y., to Frederick Tolley Youngs Jr. and Elsa Jenny Augusta Schwensen Youngs. She lived in New York until her late teens when she moved to Miami with her family. On Feb. 2, 1945, she married Wesley D. Johnson at the Episcopal Church in Miami. They lived in southeastern Minnesota and Miami until 1954, when they bought a farm near Rushford. Her husband died Sept. 20, 1972, and she continued to live on the farm until moving to Fontaine Towers two years ago. Mrs. Johnson was employed at Camera Art in Lewiston for 12 years and specialized in air brushing photographs. Following retirement, she volunteered at Community Memorial Hospital in Winona, where she was director of the aviary. She was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church, Rushford Garden Club and Rushford Saddle Club.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne (Sharon K.) and Linden (Heidi,) both of Rushford; a daughter, Sharon D. Johnson of Rochester; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. A sister preceded her in death.

The funeral for Elsa D. “Sis” Johnson was December 18, 2003 at Rushford Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiating. Burial was in Whalan Lutheran Cemetery. Hoff Funeral Homes-Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Iverson - Marvin Sylvester

Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
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Marvin Sylvester Iverson, 80 of Harmony, died December 6, 2003 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., following a lengthy illness.

Born March 21, 1923, in Grand Meadow, he attended school there and after graduating ..... 
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East - Stanley Richard

Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
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Stanley Richard East, 64, of rural Harmony, a longtime area farmer, died December 10, 2003 at his home.

Born March 31, 1939, in Cresco, Iowa, he attended Bristol Grove rural school, graduated from Harmony High School and attend ..... 
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Casterton - Byron F.

Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
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Byron F. Casterton, age 96, of Harmony, formerly of Mabel and Spring Grove, died December 17, 2003 at Harmony Healthcare in Harmony, Minnesota.

Born February 8, 1907 in Prosper, Minnesota to Lester and Mary (Skalla) Casterton. H ..... 
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Bock - Marie Louisa Ahlers

Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
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Marie Louisa Ahlers Bock, 93, of Spring Valley, a former farm homemaker, died December 15, 2003 at the Ostrander Nursing Home.

Marie Louise Ahlers was born Jan. 8, 1910, in Pender, Neb. to Johann and Johanna Ahlers who had each ..... 
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Axel Hjalmar ‘Doc’ Bendickson

Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
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Axel Hjalmar ‘Doc’ Bendickson, 85, of Spring Valley, died December 14, 2003 at the Ostrander Nursing Home.

He was born Nov. 19, 1918, in Randall, Wis. In 1943 he joined the military, was put into the medical enlisted transport ..... 
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Pleimling - Peter Jimmy

Fri, Dec 12th, 2003
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Peter Jimmy Pleimling, 72, of Spring Valley, died December 6, 2003 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born Sept. 29, 1931, in Minneapolis and served in the Army from 1951 to 1953. On July 2, 1955, he married Louise Bl ..... 
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Nelson - Curtis O.

Fri, Dec 12th, 2003
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Curtis Ordell Nelson 55, of Canton, went to his Eternal Home in Heaven on Wed. Nov. 26, 2003. In the arms of his loving wife of 31 years, surrounded by his children, a dear sister-in-law and a nephew. He died peacefully at home after battling cancer ..... 
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Lawstuen - Donald R.

Fri, Dec 12th, 2003
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Donald R. Lawstuen, 82, of Lanesboro, a retired dairy farmer, died December 4, 2003 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

Born Aug. 19, 1921, in rural Lanesboro, he grew up there and graduated from Lanesboro High School in ..... 
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