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Rathbun Jr. - Perry 'Swede'


Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
Posted in Obituaries

Perry 'Swede' Rathbun Jr., 61, of Fillmore, died July 11, 2004 at his home. He had been ill for more than a year.

Born Sept. 26, 1942, in Sumner Township, Fillmore County, he grew up in the Fillmore area, moved to the family farm when he was 8 years old and attended Wykoff schools. Mr. Rathbun worked in bridge construction for 33 years, including for Leon Joyce Construction, Sullivan Construction, Frazier Construction and Structural Specialists. For the past 13 years, he was foreman of underground pipe for Road Construction Inc. of Rochester. In 1983, he returned to the farm in Fillmore and lived there until the time of his death.

Survivors include one daughter, Brenda (Tracy) Hanson of Chatfield; three sons, Brian (Lisa) of Wykoff, Brant of Stewartville and Perry III "Biscuit" (Jennifer) of Spring Valley; 12 grandchildren; three brothers, Cyril of Spring Valley, Lloyd of Braham, Minn., and Dwayne of Marceline, Mo.; and special friend, Janice Nord Marshall. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

The funeral for Perry 'Swede' Rathbun Jr. was July 15 at Free Methodist Church in Fillmore, with the Rev. Michael Hopper officiating. Burial was in Fillmore Cemetery. Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville was in charge of arrangements.

Rasmussen - Lylas Kathryn

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
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Lylas Kathryn Rasmussen, 84, of rural Mabel, died July 7, 2004 at Harmony Healthcare in Harmony.

Lylas Kathryn Gjetley was born May 20, 1920, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, to Will and Stena (Vick) Gjetley. She graduated from Deco ..... 
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Olstad - Inez A.

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
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Inez A. Olstad, 97, of Rushford, died July 12, 2004 at her home.

Inez A. Glenna was born March 11, 1907, in Holt Township, Fillmore County to Ludwig O. and Lena (Johnson) Glenna. On May 21, 1932, she married Gynther Olstad in H ..... 
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Landgrebe - Gary J.

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
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Gary J. Landgrebe, 47, of Racine died July 8, 2004 in a helicopter crash in rural Rochester.

He was born in Warren, Minn., on Aug. 16, 1956. He married Pam Stender Aug. 6, 1977, in Spring Valley. He was serving his third term a ..... 
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Johnson -Ada Leona

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
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Ada Leona Johnson, 84, of Harmony, died July 12, 2004 at Harmony Health Care Center, where she had lived for a short time.

She was born Oct. 30, 1919, in Henrytown and attended Henrytown schools through eighth grade. On Sept. 2 ..... 
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Jahns - Beverly Ruth Marie

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
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Beverly Ruth Marie Jahns, 77, of Wabasha, formerly of Stewartville and Fillmore County, died July 7, 2004 at her home.

Beverly Ruth Marie Schunke was born May 14, 1927, in rural Wykoff, Fillmore County, grew up on the family fa ..... 
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Halverson - Orvin H.

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
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Orvin H. Halverson, 82, of Mabel, died July 10, 2004 at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah, Iowa.

Born March 7, 1922, in Preble Township, Fillmore County to Andrew and Cora (Stensgard) Halverson. He attended Rooster ..... 
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Dvorak - Edward L.

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
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Edward L. Dvorak, 94, of Rushford, died July 11, 2004 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford where he had lived since 2000.

He was born April 1, 1910, in Money Creek Township, Houston County to John and Catherine (Kahoun) D ..... 
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Culhane - Thomas J.

Fri, Jul 16th, 2004
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Thomas J. Culhane, 58, of Rushford, died July 7, 2004, at his home.

He was born on April 14, 1946, in Rushford to Daniel R. and Rose Margaret (Sheehan) Culhane. He grew up in Rushford, and graduated from Rushford High School in ..... 
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