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Esther M. Peterson


Fri, Aug 1st, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Esther M. Peterson, 85, of Decorah, Iowa, died July 25, 2003 at the Barthell Eastern Star Nursing Home in Decorah, Iowa.

Esther was born April 1, 1918 in Goldfield, Iowa to Harry and Fern (Straight) Hanson. She was baptized and confirmed at the First Presbyterian Church in Monmouth, Illinois. She graduated from the Monmouth High School and then the Burlington Business College in Burlington, Iowa. She worked for Brown, Lynch, and Scott, and Banker's Life in Monmouth. On October 9, 1944 she married Myron Peterson in Monmouth. The couple operated the Peterson Store in Highlandville, rural Decorah, Iowa for 46 years before retiring in 1995. Myron passed away August 15, 1986. She was a resident at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel before moving to the Barthell Eastern Star Nursing Home in Decorah, Iowa. Esther was a member of the Highland Lutheran Church in rural Spring Grove, Minnesota and the American Legion Post 299 Auxiliary, and enjoyed gardening and visiting.

Esther is survived by a son Greg (Judy) Peterson of Bangor, Wisconsin; a daughter Mary (Sverre) Dahl of Mabel; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a sister Katie Cross of Galesburg, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and two sisters.

Funeral services were July 29, 2003 at the Highland Lutheran Church in rural Spring Grove with the Rev. David Andreae officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.

Low - Heather

Fri, Aug 1st, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Heather Low, 27, of Lake City, formerly of Spring Valley, died July 28, 2003 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester of injuries suffered in an auto accident Sunday near Oak Center.

Born July 12, 1976, in Phoenix, she grew up ther ..... 
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Mary "Joan" Kirkland

Fri, Aug 1st, 2003
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Mary "Joan" Kirkland, 67, of Chatfield, a former nurse anesthetist, died of complications of multiple sclerosis July 26, 2003 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

Mary Joan Tuohy was born June 15, 1936, in Rochester and a ..... 
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Kenneth T. Hendershott

Fri, Aug 1st, 2003
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Kenneth T. Hendershott, 95, of Mankato, formerly of the Preston area, died July 24, 2003 at Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato.

He was born Aug. 16, 1907, in Carimona, rural Preston, and graduated from Dunwoody Institute ..... 
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Kathryn J. Hagen

Fri, Aug 1st, 2003
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Kathryn J. Hagen, age 75, of St. Peters, Missouri, formerly of Spring Valley, Minnesota, died July 25, 2003, at her home of cancer.

Kathryn Lindsay was born March 10, 1928, in Amboy, MN, the daughter of Eldon Percy and Beretha A ..... 
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Ethelyn "Ethel" Gossman

Fri, Aug 1st, 2003
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Ethelyn "Ethel" Gossman, 87, of Chatfield, a homemaker, died July 23, 2003 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, where she had been a patient three days.

Ethelyn Solseth was born July 14, 1916, in Fowler, Colo., and graduated from M ..... 
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Tina Mabel Dahl

Fri, Aug 1st, 2003
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Tina Mabel Dahl, 96, of Rushford, died July 25, 2003, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Tina was born on January 20, 1907, at South Fork Valley of Fillmore County, Minn. to Halvor and Hannah (Williams) Jameson. Sh ..... 
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Gertrude Mary Smith

Fri, Jul 25th, 2003
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Gertrude Mary Smith, 92, a retired technical writer, died Jan. 6, 2003, in Sunnyvale, Calif., where she had lived since 1964.

Gertrude M. Tuohy was born Oct. 6, 1910, in rural Chatfield. She graduated from Chatfield High School ..... 
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Earl Jacob Miller

Fri, Jul 25th, 2003
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Earl Jacob Miller, 91, of Spring Valley, a former light-plant employee, died July 21, 2003 at Grand Meadow Health Care Center.

He was born Sept. 11, 1911, and graduated from Spring Valley High School. On Sept. 30, 1940, he marr ..... 
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