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Opal Ruby Schrock


Fri, Dec 27th, 2002
Posted in Obituaries

Opal Ruby Schrock, 89, of Preston, died December 25, 2002 at Season's Hospice in Rochester.

Opal Ruby Broadwater was born Oct. 17, 1913, in Bristol Township, Fillmore County. She graduated from Preston High School in 1930. On Sept. 5, 1937, she married J. Troy Schrock on her family's farm in Bristol Township. He died in 2001. From 1937 to 1959, she was a homemaker, and from 1959 until her retirement, she was a home service adviser for Interstate Power Co. Mrs. Schrock was a lifelong member of Root River Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed gardening, was a member of the Preston and Harmony Garden Clubs, and was an award-winning master gardener. She was also a member of the Tuesday Book Club and Homemaker Club.

Survivors include a son, Joel (Joan) of Geneva, Ill.; three daughters, Janeen Sarlin of New York City, Judith (Jim) Aufenthie of Rochester and Joanita (Jack) Brantl of Phoenix; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Gene (Maynard) Heitner of Wells, Minn. A grandson and a sister preceded her in death.

A memorial service was held December 28, 2002 at Root River Church of the Brethren in rural Preston, with the Rev. Frances Townsend officiating. Her body was cremated. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.

Joyce E. Redalen

Fri, Dec 27th, 2002
Posted in Obituaries

Joyce E. Redalen, 77, of rural Fountain, died December 25, 2002 at Rochester Methodist Hospital following a short illness. She had been a patient there since Sunday.

Joyce E. Grindland was born Sept. 6, 1925, in rural Rushford. ..... 
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Christine Marlene Miner

Fri, Dec 20th, 2002
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A private family graveside service for Christine Marlene Miner, infant daughter of Brian and Amanda Miner of Spring Valley, was held Nov. 7, 2002 in Bloomfield Cemetery in rural Spring Valley. She was stillborn Nov. 1, 2002, at Rochester Methodist Ho ..... 
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Armin G. Korthauer

Fri, Dec 20th, 2002
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Armin G. Korthauer, 74, of Houston, died Dec. 15, 2002 at St. Anne Extended Care in Winona.

He was born March 20, 1928, in Verdi, Minn. At the age of eight, he and his family moved to Caledonia. He served in the U.S. Army durin ..... 
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Dale Cummings

Fri, Dec 20th, 2002
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Dale Cummings, 88, a longtime Fountain-area farmer, died Dec. 12, 2002 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where he had lived since Nov. 14.

Born June 12, 1914, in rural Fountain, he graduated from Preston High School in ..... 
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Clarence Brenno

Fri, Dec 20th, 2002
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Clarence Brenno, 90, of Preston, died Dec. 13, 2002 at Preston Good Samaritan Center.

He was born March 24, 1912, in Preston, and attended country school in the Preston area. He farmed with his father early in his life until he ..... 
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Raymond A. Beier

Fri, Dec 20th, 2002
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Raymond A. Beier, 87, of rural Stanley, Iowa died Dec. 1, 2002 in Independence, Iowa.

He was born Aug. 7, 1915 in Buchanan Co, near Rowley, Iowa, the son of August Frederick and Hattie Delia (Premus) Beier. He attended the count ..... 
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Lydia Sherwin

Fri, Dec 13th, 2002
Posted in Obituaries

Lydia Sherwin, 98, of Decorah, Iowa, formerly of Fillmore County, died Dec. 8, 2002 at Aase Haugen Home in Decorah following a short illness.

Lydia Margaret Young was born Sept. 24, 1904, to Jacob and Mary (Barth) Young on a fa ..... 
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Cyrus B. Shaw

Fri, Dec 13th, 2002
Posted in Obituaries

Cyrus B. Shaw, 84, of Yuma, Ariz., formerly of Preston, died Nov. 30, 2002 at Yuma Regional Medical Center.

He was born April 16, 1918, in Sumner Township, Fillmore County, and was a farm laborer before joining the Army during ..... 
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