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Willis Nelson Briggman


Fri, May 23rd, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Willis Nelson Briggman, 83, of Chatfield, a retired farmer, died May 15, 2003 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where he had been a patient.

He was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Manchester, Iowa, and graduated from Manchester High School in 1938. From Feb. 9, 1942, to Nov. 3, 1945, he served in the Army Air Forces, saw duty in India and Burma, achieved the rank of corporal and received the Bronze Star. After the service, he lived in Chicago and worked for Millwright Industrial Fabrications. In 1972 he moved to Minnesota and farmed for 20 years, most recently in the Chatfield area. He married Jean Brown in June 1956 in Chicago and they were later divorced. He was a member of the Mabel VFW and the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include a son, Bill (Sherri) of Chatfield; two stepdaughters, Diane Libman of Chicago and Kim Brown of Concord, Calif.; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and five stepgreat-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

A memorial service was May 17, 2003 at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. The body was cremated. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Manchester, Iowa, at a later date.

Evelyn R. Tousley

Fri, May 16th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Evelyn R. Tousley, 83, of Stone Lake, Wis., formerly of Chatfield and Rochester, died May 7, 2003 at her home.

Evelyn Somsen was born Jan. 15, 1920, in Baldwin, Wis. She attended Baldwin schools and graduated as salutatorian fr ..... 
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Alice Amelia Davis Parry

Fri, May 16th, 2003
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A memorial service is planned for Alice Amelia Davis Parry on Saturday, June 28, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Columban Catholic Church, Preston, Minnesota.

Mrs. Parry is survived by a brother, George Watts of Springfield, Misso ..... 
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Lavina J. Miller

Fri, May 16th, 2003
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Lavina Miller, 96, of Preston, died May 8, 2003 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Lavina Ruesink was born June 5, 1906, in Greenleafton, the daughter of David and Anna (Dornink) Ruesink. She grew up on the family farm and a ..... 
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John Lawrence Martin

Fri, May 16th, 2003
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John Lawrence Martin, 64, of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Chatfield, died May 10, 2003 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Long Beach. He had been ill two weeks.

He was born Aug. 11, 1938, in Chatfield and graduated f ..... 
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Dave Lawler

Fri, May 16th, 2003
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Dave Lawler, 37, of Fountain, died May 8, 2003 in Lanesboro, MN.

He was born March 4, 1966, in Miami, Fla., to Timothy and Diana (Loveland) Lawler. He grew up in a number of areas and attended Alameda College in California. Dav ..... 
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Lawrence E. 'Larry' Garry

Fri, May 16th, 2003
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Lawrence E. 'Larry' Garry, 72, of San Dimas, formerly of the Chatfield area, died May 3, 2003, at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora, Calif.

He was born July 20, 1930, in Wykoff and graduated from Chatfield High School ..... 
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Michael Mike J. Cady

Fri, May 16th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Michael Mike J. Cady, 44, of Peterson died May 13, 2003, at his home.

Mike was born on January 30, 1959, in Winona, Minn. to James and Bernett (Hengel) Cady. Mike grew up in the Peterson area and was a 1977 graduate of Peters ..... 
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Frances M. Lynch

Fri, May 16th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Frances M. Lynch, 77, of Chatfield, a retired teacher, died May 10, 2003 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield following a long illness.

Frances M. Richards was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Chatfield and lived in the area all he ..... 
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