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Evelyn Mensink


Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in All Obituaries

Evelyn Mensink, age 90 of Lime Springs, Iowa died Thursday morning, June 18, 2015 at Colonial Manor in Elma, Iowa. Memorial Services was held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Lime Springs United Methodist Church in Lime Springs, with burial in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Friends called from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Lindstrom funeral Home in Cresco and at the church for an hour prior to services.

Evelyn Mensink was born May 21, 1925 in Fillmore County, Minn. She was the first child of Edmond and Pearl (Wesselink) Hendrickson. She attended country school and high school in Wykoff, Minn.

On August 13, 1942 she married Kenny Mensink at the Cherry Grove Methodist Church, by Reverend Zahl. Kenny and Evelyn farmed in the Cherry Grove and Lime Springs areas for about 20 years. They moved to Lime Springs in 1964. Kenny ran a blacksmith shop, then they ran the Lime Springs Standard Station, and Evelyn continued to raise their seven children.

Evelyn was a member of the Lime Springs United Methodist Church. She was always busy doing odd jobs for people, including cleaning and helping her mother wallpaper. For over 25 years Evelyn was a reporter for the Lime Springs newspaper. Evelyn loved her family and she and Kenny enjoyed attending school events and going to family functions.

Evelyn is survived by her husband, Kenny Mensink of Lime Springs; seven children: Larry Mensink of St. Ansgar, Iowa, Allen (Janet) Mensink of Lime Springs, Iowa, Karen (Gary) Heyer of Spring Valley Minn, Darla (Jeff) Heusinkveld of Spring Valley Minn, Vickie (Rich) Ator of Lime Springs, Iowa, Bryce (Brenda) Mensink of LeRoy Minn., and Becky (Steve) Sjostrom of Spring Valley, Minn; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marilyn (Robert) Emerson of Manchester, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, and a granddaughter.

Warren Elvyn Cummings

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Warren Elvyn Cummings, age 84, of Preston, Minn., died Thursday morning, June 18, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield of complications from pancreatic cancer. Warren was born July 19, 1930, in Cresco, Iowa, the son of Elvyn and C ..... 
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Selma Schoppers

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Selma Schoppers, age 88, formerly of rural Preston, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Harmony Manor Apartments where she had resided the past three years. Selma was born the youngest of five children to Gunder and Tillie (Torgeson) Jorge ..... 
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Robert William Norstad

By David Bau

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Robert William Norstad, 69, of Lanesboro, passed away June 19, 2015, at his home. Bob was born on October 11, 1945, to Edna (Paul) and Orlando Norstad in Red Wing, Minn. He grew up in Cannon Falls, Minn. Bob graduated from Cannon Falls High Sch ..... 
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Norma Dahl

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Norma Dahl, 91, of Canton, Minn., died peacefully with her family at her side on Monday, June 22, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minn. Norma was born on March 13, 1924 in Houston County, Minn. to Gilbert and Emma (Traaen) Vick. She and ..... 
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Alton Thomas Asleson

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Alton Thomas Asleson, 68, of Fountain, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Clara House in Harmony, Minn. Alton was born August 20, 1946, the son of Victor & Marian Asleson of rural Fountain. He graduated from Chatfield High School. On July 1, 1 ..... 
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Verna Elmira Haugen

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Verna Elmira Haugen, 88, of Lanesboro, died Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Verna was born Feb. 11, 1927, in Holt Township, Fillmore County, to Andrew and Matilda (Evenson) Olson. She attended school through ..... 
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Rose Ann Barker

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Rose Ann Barker formally of Harmony, Minn., passed away March 19, 2015, while in hospice care in Phoenix, Ariz. Rose Ann Donna Mae was born July 28, 1929 to Charlie and Agnes Anderson in Remer Minn. She graduated from Remer HS in 1947. Upon grad ..... 
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Rodney Lee Copeman

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Rodney Lee Copeman, 76, of Chatfield, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Rodney “Rod” Lee Copeman was born on Monday, March 13, 1939 to Charles Levenous “Lee” and Louise S. (D ..... 
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