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Ronald Duane Hanson


Tue, Jun 24th, 2014
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Roland Duane Hanson of Canton, Minn., passed away on Friday June 20, 2014 at Gundersen Medical Center La Crosse Wis.

Roland was born on May 5, 1931 to Halfdan and Dora (Bucholz) Hanson at the Eggebrooten farm 1mile north of Canton and spent most of his youth on the Hanson family farm 1.5 miles north of Canton before his family moved to Canton. Roland graduated from Canton High School in 1949.

Roland and Carole Schneekloth were married on February 24, 1956 at the Presbyterian Church in Canton and made their home in Canton.

Roland served in the army from 1952-1954 and was stationed in France for part of his service.

Roland was proud of owning his family farm and was at heart a farmer who cared for the land and the animals that were raised there.

Roland owned and operated Roland Hanson Milk Hauler and hauled milk in the area for 24 years. He then was employed by Prosper Lumber Company for 24 years. In retirement he worked as a farm laborer always enjoying planting and harvesting the crops

Roland’s faith was of great importance to him and he was a lifelong member of the Canton Scotland Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder, deacon, and usher and presbytery commissioner. He was a member of I.O.O.F. Lodge for twenty years. He served on the Canton School Board and later on the Mabel-Canton School Board. He served as mayor of Canton, was a director of the Granger Creamery and of the Fillmore County Historical Society. His membership in the Canton Legion Post was of great importance to him.

Roland loved to play cards, bowl with his family and Tuesday night teammates. Roland had a special love for horses and always had ponies or horses around the farm, he especially enjoyed the draft teams he owned and the opportunity to go for a wagon ride. Roland loved the years that he used his team to deliver Santa to Canton then giving wagon or sleigh rides to help bring the spirit of Christmas to Canton.

Roland is survived by his wife Carole and their six children; Cindy (Steve) Sanchez of Wharton, Texas, Doug (Heidi) of Harmony, Minn., Allen (Sandy) of Preston, Minn., Jane Hall (Todd Lancaster) of Canton, Morris (Laryssa) of Canton and Kate (Jack) Opalinski of Danbury Conn., 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and many relatives that he always enjoyed spending time with.

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Ardis Winifred (Peterson) Meinecke

Tue, Jun 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Ardis Winifred (Peterson) Meinecke was born on April 9, 1918, in Rushford, Fillmore County, Minn. She was the third child of Helmer and Lettie (Bathrick) Peterson. Ardis was baptized and confirmed in her faith at Rushford Lutheran Church in Rushford ..... 
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Virginia Marie LaFleur

Tue, Jun 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Virginia Marie LaFleur, 92 of Rushford, Minn., died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home. Marie Elvina Virginia Fosness LaFleur was born October 30, 1921 in Rugby, North Dakota to Ole and Marie (Roksvaag) Fosness. In a family of ..... 
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Lloyd M. Leibfried

Tue, Jun 24th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lloyd M. Leibfried, age 71, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away peacefully at his home in Spring Valley on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Lloyd was born in Sherburn, Minn. on March 14, 1943, son of Joseph & Florence (Studer) Leibfried. At age 5, his fam ..... 
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Jeannine C. Chase

Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

Jeannine C. Chase, age 81 of Chester, Iowa died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at her home in Chester. Jeannine was born April 6, 1933 in Winona County, Minnesota to Donald and Velma (Jenkinson) Carlson. She married Robert Chase on June 27, 1953 in Houston ..... 
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Virgil J. Rindels

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Virgil J. Rindels, 96, of Greenleafton, Minn., died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Virgil was born on January 26, 1918 in Castlewood, S.D., the son of John and Jennie (Bleeker) Rindels. He attended school in Castlewood. I ..... 
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Ruth E. VandeWeerd

Wed, Jun 18th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Ruth E. ‘Ruthie’ VandeWeerd, 80, of Preston, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Rev. Dave Jo ..... 
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Phyllis E. Utley

Wed, Jun 18th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Phyllis E. Utley, age 87, of Rochester, formerly of Preston, died Monday evening, June 16, 2014, at Madonna Towers of Rochester. Phyllis was born January 4, 1927, on the family farm in Carimona Township, Fillmore Co., Minnesota, the daughter of Elv ..... 
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Delores Anne (Barth) Joseph

Wed, Jun 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Delores Joseph, 82, formerly of Preston, Minn., died January 21, 2014, at her home in Upland, Calif. Delores Anne Barth was born in Preston on July 14, 1931, to Reuben J. and Anastasia R. (Baures) Barth. Delores attended school in Preston, graduat ..... 
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