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Drury - Rev. Donald L.


Fri, Oct 3rd, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Rev. Donald L. Drury, 73, of Eau Claire, Wis., a former pastor at the Chatfield, Lewiston and Utica Presbyterian churches, died Sept. 28, 2003 at Clairemont Nursing Home in Eau Claire following a two-year illness with cancer. He entered the nursing home in July.

Born Oct. 18, 1929, in Eau Claire, he graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1948; served with the Army in Korea; and received the Battle Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge. After attending St. Paul Bible College from 1953 to 1956, he served Baptist churches in Canada until 1965, including doing social work in Portage LaPrairie, Manitoba, for a year. He then was lay supply pastor in Presbyterian churches in Blackduck, Mizpah and Kelliher, Minn., and in the Methodist Church in Vinton, Iowa, and the Presbyterian Church in Shellsburg, Iowa. From 1969 to 1972, he attended Dubuque Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1973, and then served as pastor at the Chatfield, Utica and Lewiston Presbyterian churches until 1987. He served Presbyterian churches in Goodland and Warba, Minn., and in Hastings, Hanover and Stapleton, Neb. Following retirement in 1994, he served as stated supply pastor in Bancroft, Neb., for five years, was interim pastor in Lyons, Neb., for a year and was stated supply pastor at North Presbyterian Church in Eau Claire until retiring in 2001. He was a member of VFW Post 305 of Eau Claire. He was married and later divorced.

Survivors include two sons, Michael of Rochester and Patrick (Kathleen) of Geneva, Ill.; a daughter, Beth (Dale) Lange of Rochester; seven grandchildren; a brother, David of Milwaukee; and four sisters, Susan (Pat) Spellman of Hayward, Wis., Barbara (Lynn) Clough of Pahromp, Nev., Trish Franck of Omaha, Neb., and Linda Tompkins of Waukesha, Wis.

The funeral for the Rev. Donald L. Drury was October 2, 2003 at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Chatfield, with Sharon Johnson, executive Presbyter and the Rev. Timothy Gerarden co-officiating. Burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

Bonderman - Frances Mae ‘Fran’

Fri, Oct 3rd, 2003
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Frances Mae Bonderman, 67, of Lime Springs, died September 23, 2003, at her home after a brief illness.

Frances Mae Buffington was born April 6, 1936, in Washburn, N.D.; attended school in Monroe, Wash., until age 16; and then ..... 
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Benson - Esther

Fri, Oct 3rd, 2003
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Esther Benson, 89, of Moorhead, died September 25, 2003 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead.

Esther Josephine Bremmer was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Arendahl and married Norman E. Benson, a seminary student, on July 8, 1939. They ..... 
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Pearl C. Ruesink

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
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Pearl C. Ruesink, 90, of Spring Valley, a former area farm homemaker, died September 23, 2003 at Spring Valley Care Center, where she had lived since April 1997.

Pearl C. Leutink was born Aug. 25, 1913, in Fillmore County, the ..... 
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Harlan Melville Renner

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
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Harlan Melville Renner, 91, of LeRoy, died September 18, 2003 at Field Crest Nursing Home in Hayfield, where he had lived for a short time.

He was born June 26, 1915, in LeRoy. In his teens, he operated the Philips 66 Station i ..... 
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Lucille Marlus Kiehne

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
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Lucille Marlus Kiehne, 93, of Harmony died September 22, 2003 at the Harmony Healthcare Center.

Lucille was born May 12, 1910, in Amherst Township to Albert Gordon and Almeda Turner. She married Gustav Kiehne on November 30, 19 ..... 
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Hazel Viola House

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
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Hazel Viola House, 81, of Spring Valley, a lifelong area resident, died September 19, 2003 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness.

Hazel Viola Johnson was born Dec. 11, 1922, in rural Cherry Grove, the d ..... 
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Ruth E. Egge

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
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Ruth E. Egge, 86, of Chatfield, a homemaker, died September 18, 2003 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. She lived at Sunrise Cottages assisted living in Rochester for a year before entering the care center two weeks ago.

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Helen Mae Eastland

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
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Helen Mae Eastland, 82, of LeRoy, died September 21 2003 at Ostrander Nursing Home, where she had lived since 1999.

Helen Mae Jones was born May 21, 1921, in Howard County, Iowa, and attended Oakdale Township schools. On Dec. 2 ..... 
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