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Juan "Joe" Moen


Fri, Feb 7th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Juan "Joe" Moen, 70, of Preston, longtime owner of Moen Milk Hauling, died February 2, 2003 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a lengthy illness.

He was born March 28, 1932, in Ettrick, Wis., the son of Anton and Laura (Tranberg) Moen. He lived in the Ettrick area until joining the Army in 1952. He was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, served overseas in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and was discharged in 1957 with the rank of staff sergeant. He married Marga M. Neef on Oct. 4, 1956, in Kaiserslautern, and they moved to the United States on March 28, 1957. He worked on the Francis and Leonard Stoskopf farm near Harmony for two years before moving to Preston in 1959. He bought a milk route from Paul Ristau, and then owned and operated Moen Milk Hauling for the next 35 years. Mr. Moen was a member of the Preston VFW and American Legion posts and Christ Lutheran Church in Preston. He enjoyed bowling, playing pool, hunting, water skiing, playing cards, and collecting antique cars and tractors.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Karen Ostby and Margo (John) Moen-Fahrenholtz, both of Chatfield; a son, Manfred (Debbie) of Bullhead City, Ariz.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Allen of Ettrick.

The funeral was held Feb. 6, 2003 at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, with the Rev. Jim Rushton officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester, with military graveside rites. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.

Brian LeRoy Gathje

Fri, Feb 7th, 2003
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Brian LeRoy Gathje, 31, of Chatfield, superintendent of public works for the city of Eyota, died January 29, 2003 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester of complications of surgery. He had been hospitalized since Jan. 9.

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Ruth Jeanette Elton

Fri, Feb 7th, 2003
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Ruth Jeanette Elton, 94, of Harmony, died February 3, 2003 at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah, Iowa.

Ruth Jeanette Madson was born in Marshall, N.D. on March 18, 1908, the daughter of Henry and Minnie Kyseth Mads ..... 
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Palma J. Dykeman

Fri, Feb 7th, 2003
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Palma J. Dykeman, 97, of Spring Grove, Minnesota, formerly of Hesper, Iowa, died February 1, 2003 at the Tweeten Health Services in Spring Grove.

Palma was born June 11, 1906 in Hesper, Iowa to Ole and Maria (Larson) Peterson. ..... 
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Hazel Dybvik

Fri, Feb 7th, 2003
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Hazel Dybvik, 84, of rural Harmony, a homemaker, died February 2, 2003 at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah, Iowa.

Hazel was born to John and Luella Askelson Lunningdal on Sept. 27, 1918, in Winneshiek County, Iowa ..... 
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Donald Applen

Fri, Jan 31st, 2003
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Donald Applen, 78, of Denver, Colo. formerly of the Harmony area, died Jan. 24, 2003 at Denver Hospice.

Born Sept. 18, 1924, in Harmony, he grew up in Granger and graduated from Harmony High School in 1942. During World War II, ..... 
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Clarice L. Highum

Fri, Jan 31st, 2003
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Clarice L. Highum, 81, died January 24, 2003 at the Winona Community Memorial Hospital in Winona, MN.

Clarice Lucille Hanson was born February 21, 1921 in Bratsburg, MN to Oscar and Gena (Dale) Hanson. On February 22, 1941 she ..... 
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Mary C. Hosting

Fri, Jan 31st, 2003
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Mary C. Hosting, 75, lifelong resident of Canton, Minnesota died suddenly January 23, 2003 in Lanesboro.

Mary was born October 7, 1927 in Canton to Vane, Sr. and Anne (Carmody) Snyder. She graduated from the Canton High School ..... 
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Olaf Gerhard Hove

Fri, Jan 31st, 2003
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Olaf Gerhard Hove, 88, of Chatfield, died January 23, 2003 at his home from complications caused by colon cancer.

He was born Jan. 28, 1914, in Spring Valley and attended schools in Leader, Minn. He worked at creameries in seve ..... 
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