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Blakeslee - Wesley Allan


Fri, Oct 10th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Wesley Allan Blakeslee, 42, of Roseau, formerly of Spring Valley, died September 30, 2003 at Roseau Area Hospital of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was diagnosed with ALS in December 1998.

Born Nov. 8, 1960, in Rochester, he grew up in Spring Valley, graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1979 and received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota. He married Connie Baker on June 19, 1982, and they moved to Roseau in June 1987. Mr. Blakeslee began working at Polaris Industries as a test engineer and was a development manager when he retired in June 2001. He held two U.S. patents for development work on the RXL snowmobile.

Survivors include his wife; three children, Steph, Ben and Allison, all of Roseau; his parents, Gloria (Meyer) and Sam Blakeslee of Spring Valley; and two brothers, Mike (Janae) of Cannon Falls and Dan (Terri) of Greenville, Wis.

The funeral for Wesley Allan Blakeslee was October 4, 2003 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Roseau, Minn. There was a memorial service October 11, 2003 at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley.

Barr - Grace I.

Fri, Oct 10th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Grace I. Barr, 96, of Canton, formerly of St. Charles and Rochester, died September 30, 2003 at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel, where she had lived the past four years.

Grace I. Small was born Aug. 18, 1907, in rural St. ..... 
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Underbakke - Donald A.

Fri, Oct 3rd, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Donald A. Underbakke, age 72, of Canton, Minnesota died September 29, 2003 at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Mr. Underbakke was born June 6, 1931 in Canton to Knute and Amanda (Heng) Underbakke. He ..... 
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Simpson - Ron D ‘King’

Fri, Oct 3rd, 2003
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Ron D. “King” Simpson, 50, of Bangor, Wisc., died suddenly September 20, 2003, at his home.

He was born July 23, 1953, in La Crosse to Darrel and Arlene (Streeck) Simpson. On Sept. 19, 1981, he married Connie Johnson in Minnesot ..... 
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Scheevel - Ruth E.

Fri, Oct 3rd, 2003
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Ruth E. Scheevel, 91, of Preston, an area farm homemaker, died Friday (Sept. 26, 2003) at Preston Good Samaritan Center.

Ruth E. Collett was born May 6, 1912, near Harmony, and after graduating from Harmony High School in 1929 ..... 
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Reed - Verna M.

Fri, Oct 3rd, 2003
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Verna M. Reed, 68, of Brownsville, formerly of Fillmore County, died September 28, 2003 at her home.

Verna M. Vande Zande was born Aug. 21, 1935, in Forestville Township, Fillmore County. On Nov. 2, 1960, she married Kenneth Re ..... 
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Oviatt - Harlan ‘Vic’

Fri, Oct 3rd, 2003
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Harlan ‘Vic’ Oviatt, 62, of Zimmerman, formerly of Wykoff, died September 28, 2003.

Before his retirement, he worked for Paper-Calminson. He served on the Zimmerman Park Board and Zimmerman Planning Commission, was active in Ra ..... 
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Lanswer - Oren Herbert

Fri, Oct 3rd, 2003
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Oren Herbert Lanswerk, 91, of Spring Grove, a former farmer and car dealer, died September 29, 2003 at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah, Iowa.

Born Aug. 25, 1912, in Spring Grove, he graduated from Spring Grove Hi ..... 
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Egge - Ruth E.

Fri, Oct 3rd, 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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