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Swenson - Alvin M.


Fri, Jul 2nd, 2004
Posted in Obituaries

Alvin M. Swenson, 91, of Houston, formerly of rural Mabel, died June 23, 2004 at Valley View Nursing Home in Houston.

He was born Feb. 26, 1913, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, and attended an area country school. On June 12, 1937, he married Edna M. Casterton at Highland Lutheran Church in rural Spring Grove. They farmed in the Spring Grove area until 1945 and then in the Mabel area until retiring in 1987. His wife died Aug. 19, 1999. Mr. Swenson was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and the Toot and Whistle Club in Mabel, served as treasurer of the Newburg Township Board for many years and was an honorary FFA member. Skilled in wood carving and woodworking, he had made a one-third scale stagecoach and a scaled-down sawmill that he operated with a small steam engine at Steam Engine Days for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Jeff (Deb) and Garry (Sally), both of Mabel; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Ruth Munkel of Spring Grove; and a brother, Sander (Shirley) Swenson of Spring Grove. Two brothers preceded him in death.

The funeral for Alvin M. Swenson was June 28 at First Lutheran Church in Mabel, with the Rev. Stephen Fiksdal officiating. Burial was in Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.

Snell - Gail Audrey Clarise

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2004
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Gail Audrey Clarise Snell, 61, of Canton, died June 26, 2004 at the Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital, Decorah, Iowa.

Gail Audrey Clarise Moen was born on December 2, 1942 to Clarence and Arlene (Rude) Moen in Decorah, Iowa. ..... 
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Sisson - Harry John

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2004
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Harry John Sisson, 78, of Knoxville, formerly of Chatfield, died June 23, 2004 in Knoxville.

Born Sept. 17, 1925, in Chatfield, he grew up in Chatfield, graduated from Chatfield High School in 1943 and then served with the Mari ..... 
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Kurdelmeier - Roy John

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2004
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Roy John Kurdelmeier, 96, of Harmony, died June 24, 2004 at Harmony Health Care.

He was born Feb. 11, 1908, in Monona, Iowa to Louis and Alvina (Wendt) Kurdelmeier. On Oct. 30, 1929, he married Martha Peter of Cresco, Iowa. She ..... 
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Gartner - Howard G.

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2004
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Howard G. Gartner, 92, of Preston, died June 26, 2004 at Preston Good Samaritan Center.

Born Oct. 24, 1911, in Preston, to Gustav and Mary Ann (Grebin) Gartner. He graduated from Preston High School in 1930 and worked at the fa ..... 
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Fisch Jr. - Dr. Herbert M. 'Doc'

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2004
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Dr. Herbert M. 'Doc' Fisch Jr., 82, of Spring Valley, died June 28, 2004 at his home.

Born Sept. 21, 1921, in Austin to Herbert M. and Eleanor T. (McDonald) Fisch. He attended Columbus School and St. Augustine High School in Au ..... 
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Ferguson - Lawrence 'Larry' E.

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2004
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Lawrence E. Ferguson, 73, of Rochester, formerly of Chatfiled, died of cancer June 24, 2004 at his home.

He was born Oct. 20, 1930 in Wykoff, and grew up in Chatfield. In 1948, he graduated from Chatfield High School. After gra ..... 
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Fabian - Julie Ann

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2004
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Julie Ann Fabian, 51, of Preston, died June 26 at her home.

Julie Ann Lambert was born April 9, 1953 in Owatonna to William and Dorothy (VanDenHemel) Lambert. She grew up in West Concord and graduated from West Concord High Scho ..... 
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Bacon - Donald F.

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2004
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Donald F. Bacon, 77, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Spring Valley, died June 22, 2004 at Hospice of the Valley in Tempe, Ariz.

He was born Dec. 17, 1926, in Spring Valley to Frank and Viota (Perdue) Bacon. He was raised in the Spri ..... 
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