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Sanford - Wilbur Loren


Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Wilbur Loren Sanford, 88, of Spring Valley, died December 1, 2003 at Preston Good Samaritan Center where he had lived since October 2002.

Mr. Sanford was born Jan. 20, 1915, in Fillmore, the son of Claude and Hazel Maude (Winslow) Sanford. He lived in Haley, N.D., as a child and returned to the Fillmore-Wykoff area with his family in 1927. On Oct. 2, 1940, he married Georgia Vrieze in Cherry Grove. They farmed in the Cherry Grove and Wykoff areas until 1971, when they retired from farming and moved to Spring Valley. He then worked for Jennings Iron and Metal until his retirement in 1983. From 1941 to 1942 he worked on the construction of the Al-Can Highway. His first wife died Nov. 6, 1985. In April 1987 he married Marjorie Gilbert Anderson in Spring Valley, and they lived in Spring Valley until moving to Austin in 1991. She died Sept. 4, 1998. Mr. Sanford lived with a son from 1996 until entering the care center. He was a member of Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, served on the church council and cemetery board, and was a former member of Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley.

Survivors include two sons, Wallace (Rosann) and Roger (Diana), both of Spring Valley; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a stepgreat-grandson; a brother, Bernard (Lorraine) of Seattle; and a sister, Regina Carpenter of Blackfoot, Idaho. He was preceded in death by a son, a granddaughter, three brothers and two sisters, including his twin.

The funeral for Wilbur Loren Sanford was December 5, 2003 at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Rader and the Rev. William Rowen of Faith United Methodist Church co-officiating. Burial was in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

Ruesink - Edna V.

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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Edna V. Ruesink, 90, of Spring Grove, formerly of Canton, died November 26, 2003 at Tweeten Health Services in Spring Grove.

Edna Vang was born June 26, 1913, north of Canton and graduated from Canton High School in 1932. She w ..... 
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Rollins - Borghild

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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Borghild Rollins, 86, of Mabel, died November 27, 2003 at her home.

Borghild Narum was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Fillmore County to Alfred and Clara (Housker) Narum. She attended Mabel schools and graduated from Canton High School ..... 
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Petersen - Dorothy Elida

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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Dorothy Elida Petersen, 83, of Rushford died November 28, 2003, at Community Memorial Hospital in Winona.

Elida Bratland was born Dec. 16, 1919 in Rushford, Minn., to John C. and Ida G. (Laumb) Bratland. She graduated from Rushf ..... 
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Patten - Arlene

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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Arlene Patten, 81, of Felton, Calif., formerly of Harmony, died October 28, 2003, at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz.

Arlene Benson was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Harmony, attended rural Harmony elementary schools, and graduated f ..... 
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Miller - Marjorie M.

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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Marjorie M. Miller, 93, of Greenleafton, died November 28, 2003 at Harmony Healthcare, where she had lived since February 2001.

Marjorie M. Boland was born June 12, 1910, on the family farm in Bristol Township, Fillmore County, ..... 
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Holmen - Rosa

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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Rosa Holmen, 95 of Ostrander, died November 27, 2003 at Ostrander Nursing Home, where she had lived for nine years.

Rosa Claassen was born March 5, 1908, in Fredericksburg, Iowa. In October 1923, she married Elmer Holmen in Aus ..... 
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Doffing - MayBelle F.

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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MayBelle F. Doffing, 96, of St. Anne Extended Healthcare, Winona, died December 2, 2003 at St. Anne.

Ms. Doffing was born in Bellingham, Minn. on August 18, 1907 the daughter of George F. and Emma (Gloege) Schuett. She graduate ..... 
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Vatne - Sanford 'Kent

Fri, Nov 28th, 2003
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Sanford 'Kent' Vatne, 74, of LeRoy, a retired Interstate Power Co. employee, died November 18, 2003 at his home.

He was born Oct. 3, 1929, in Albert Lea, attended LeRoy schools and graduated from LeRoy High School in 1947. On J ..... 
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