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Loren Lee Graskamp


Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Loren Lee Graskamp, of Fountain, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Loren was born May 27, 1923, in Fountain Township, to Edward and Ethel Graskamp. In 1948, Loren married the love of his life, Dorothy Henke. During their more than 60 years of marriage, they enjoyed traveling to Tex., Hawaii, Ireland, Bahamas and other parts of the United States. A most memorable trip was made to Alaska with his son, Edward.

Farming the family farm for more than 35 years was Loren’s first avocation. During this time, he served on the board of directors for Rochester Dairy Cooperative and on the Minnesota Dairy board of directors.

After farming, Loren managed the Spring Valley Insurance Company. He later started his own successful insurance company, Graskamp Insurance Agency. He was also proud of his 60 years as a Master Mason and was a member of the Scottish Rite.

Activities of his children were important to Loren. He served on the Wykoff school board for 16 years. He also supported their 4-H dairy projects and many trips to the state fair. In 1986, he received the Fillmore County Service Award to 4-H.

Loren is lovingly remembered by three children: Linda (Daniel Morel) of Fountain, Daniel (Paula) of Stewartville, and Edward of Chicago; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; brother, Donald; wife, Dorothy; and grandson, Justin.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 18, at the Chatfield Methodist Church at 11 a.m. There was a Masonic funeral at 9:30 a.m., and visitation one hour before the service.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

Jerrold Arlen Tesmer

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Jerrold Arlen Tesmer, 64, of Harmony, Minn., passed away in Rochester, Minn., on Monday, April 13, 2015 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, April 17, at St. Matthew Lutheran Chu ..... 
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Claire Churchill

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

April 10, 2015:  Another soldier died today. He was Claire George Churchill, much admired son and brother, loyal husband, devoted father, good friend, and faithful servant.  At age 95, he passed away two weeks shy of his 96th birthday.  He bel ..... 
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David Leo Zimmer

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

David Leo Zimmer was born July 6, 1940, in Spring Valley, Minn., to Raymond and Gladys (Schmidt) Zimmer. He grew up on the Zimmer family farm outside Wykoff, Minn., one of six generations of Zimmers to grow up there. On May 3, 1963, Dave married Ge ..... 
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Todd Copeman

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Visitation for Todd Copeman was held 3-6 p.m. Sunday April 12, 2015 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley. The visitation continued at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 13 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley at 12:30 p.m., with a short servi ..... 
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Arthur Jordahl

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Arthur (Bud) Jordahl, Jr. will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minn. with Pastor Vern Christopherson officiating. Burial will take place in the Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery in ..... 
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Philip Snyder

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Philip W. Snyder were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 9 at the First Baptist Church in Spring Valley, Minn., located one-half mile west of Kwik Trip, with the pastors Joe Haynes and Ben Snyder officiating. Visitation was he ..... 
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Loretta Staples

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Loretta Staples was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley, Minn., with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in ..... 
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Myranda Sylvia Evjen

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in All Obituaries

Myranda Sylvia Evjen, 94, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Myranda was born on July 22, 1920, at home in a log house near Choice, Minn., to Sigvard and Maria (Hongerholt) Gudmundson. On August 23, 1942, she married Raymond E. Evjen. They ..... 
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