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Kenneth Fred Henry Niemeyer


Fri, Jan 10th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Kenneth Fred Henry Niemeyer, 77, of Wykoff, died Jan. 4, 2003 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a lengthy illness.

He was born June 15, 1925, in rural Wykoff, the son of Armin and Ella (Meisner) Niemeyer. He attended Wykoff schools and worked on his parents’ farm until his marriage to Betty Burns on July 28, 1949, in Preston. The couple made their home in rural Wykoff, where they farmed. He also worked for Schroeder Mining Co., Tuohy Furniture and Kappers Construction. He retired because of illness in 1996, and the couple moved to Wykoff.

He played the accordion in area bands most of his adult life, including the Farmers Union Band in Wykoff, the Original Blue Denim Farmers for 25 years and the Whitewater Melody Men for 11 years. He was a life member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff, where he served on the church council and sang in the choir. He served on the Fillmore Township Board as treasurer for 34 years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Kelvin (Linda) of Spring Valley, Bob (Betty) of Wykoff and Bill (Kathy) of Chatfield; three daughters, Cheryl (Dick) Dodds of Craig, Colo., Cindy (Neal) Hinners of Spring Valley and Barb (Chip) Hampel of Chatfield; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry (Marlene) of Spring Valley; and two sisters, Dorothy (Kelly) Simpson of Spring Valley and Rita (Roland) Kohlmeyer of Fountain. He was preceded in death by infant twin daughters and a sister.

The funeral for Kenneth Fred Henry Niemeyer was Jan. 8, 2003 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff, with the Rev. Donald Flaten officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

George N. Langstaff

Fri, Jan 10th, 2003
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George N. Langstaff, 88, of Lanesboro, a retired meat cutter, died Jan. 7, 2003 at Harmony Health Care Center, where he had lived since August 2000.

He was born April 16, 1914, in Warwick, N.D., and graduated from Tokio, N.D., ..... 
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Gerald A. Gravos

Fri, Jan 10th, 2003
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Gerald A. Gravos, 69, of Rushford, a retired Northern States Power employee, died Jan. 6, 2003 at his home.

Born June 1, 1933, to Palmer and Myrtle (Paulson) Gravos in La Crosse, Wis. He grew up in the Highland Prairie area, gr ..... 
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Delphine Gunderson

Fri, Jan 10th, 2003
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Delphine Gunderson, 60, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Chatfield, died Jan. 6, 2003 at her home following a short illness with cancer.

Delphine Bernard was born Oct. 25, 1942, in Chatfield, grew up there and graduated from Cha ..... 
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Lillian ‘Lill’ Christopherson

Fri, Jan 10th, 2003
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Lillian ‘Lill’ Christopherson, 85, of Preston, a homemaker, died Jan. 6, 2003 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

Lillian Johnson was born April 13, 1917, in rural Galesville, Wis., the daughter of Menford and Gina (Sjelstad) John ..... 
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Carrie Minnie Bandel

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2003
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Carrie Minnie Bandel, 76, of Rochester, formerly of rural Chatfield, died Dec. 30, 2002 at Saint Marys Hospital following a short illness. She had been hospitalized the past month.

Carrie Minnie Bernard was born Sept. 4, 1926, ..... 
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Lorna Foltz

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2003
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Lorna Foltz, 81, of Hesper, a retired hairdresser, died Dec. 29, 2002 at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

Lorna McMillen was born Oct. 4, 1921, in Hesper, to Jesse and Esther (Paulson) McMillen. She attended grade school ..... 
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Eva J. Bermel

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2003
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Eva J. Bermel, 80, of Eyota, formerly of Randall, died Jan. 1, 2003 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had lived since October.

Eva Norr was born Feb. 25, 1922, in Little Falls, Minn., and married Richard Berm ..... 
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Norma J. Hovey

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2003
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Norma J. Hovey, 78, of rural Mabel, died Dec. 27, 2002 in the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home, Mabel, where she had lived since April.

Norma Josephine Stinson was born on Aug. 2, 1924, in Orleans Township, Winneshiek County to Alf ..... 
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