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Stafford Hansen


Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Stafford O. Hansen, age 75, of Spring Valley, Minn., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Tuesday afternoon, November 25, 2014, at Cottagewood in Rochester after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Stafford Owen Hansen was born on June 1, 1939, in St. Paul, the son of Cyrus Owen Hansen, M.D. and Gladys Helen (Benson) Hansen. He was raised in South Minneapolis and attended Breck Academy, graduating in 1957. After graduation from high school he attended Grinnell College and then graduated from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Stafford met Loretta Kay Landy at the Red Owl grocery store on Cedar Avenue and were later married September 16, 1961, at Visitation Catholic Church in Minneapolis. The couple began their life together in Minneapolis and then moved to Farmington where they purchased a Red Owl store. In 1966 they moved to Spring Valley purchasing the local Red Owl store. In the early 70’s they built Hansen’s Red Owl where the public library stands now. They enjoyed operating it as a family until they sold it in 1979. Since that time he had worked in real estate, insurance, the lumber business and as the dairy manager for Don’s IGA.

Stafford served as an elected member of the Spring Valley School Board and as a Fillmore County Commissioner. In his youth he was a member of Torquers Car Club and later was an active member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, the Kiwanis Club of Spring Valley, the Spring Valley Garden Club, Brave Community Theatre and the Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce. He was an avid bicyclist who loved riding with his friends and family and participated in RAGBRAI with the team Loons, Jim Klobuchar’s Ride Minnesota, Iron Man, St. Paul Bike Classic, MS 150 and on the Root River Trail system. He loved skiing with his family, woodworking, taking long walks near his home, working in his numerous flower gardens and playing bridge with the local group for over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Loretta; five children: Matthew (Ann) of Eden Prairie, Christopher of Spring Valley, Daniel of Spring Valley, Benjamin (Doreen) of Cosmos and Ann (Christopher) Priebe of Spring Valley; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Roxanne Hardy of Mahtomedi and Christine Scarlett of St. Paul; and one brother, Dean (Barbara) Hansen of Stillwater. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers-in-law, Al Hardy and Gene Wyttenback.
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Elmira Rosheim

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Elmira Ilene Rosheim, age 90, of Mabel, Minn., died Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel, Minn. Elmira was born October 5, 1924 in Fillmore County, Minn. to Joseph and Moranda (Thompson) Hongerholt. She was confirmed an ..... 
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Karen Sample

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Karen Sample, age 74, of Spring Valley died Thursday November 27, 2014 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab. She had been battling Multi System Atrophy for the past two years. Karen Sue Root was born October 10, 1940 to Clare Root and Vivian (Simon ..... 
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Ruth Westby

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Ruth A. Westby, age 84, of Mabel, Minn., died Tuesday, November 25 at the Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. Ruth was born January 7, 1930 in Elgin, Iowa to Lloyd and Clara (Gander) Ruroden. She attended Pleasant Township School through 8th grade ..... 
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Oliver Halverson

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Oliver Halverson passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Harmony Healthcare, where he resided the past two years. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, December 4 at 11 a.m. at Nativity BVM Catholic Church in Harmony. Friends called ..... 
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Valerie Jeanne Olson

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Valerie Jeanne Olson, 69, a longtime member of the Lanesboro community passed away November 11, 2014 at her home in Whalan. Valerie was born August 14, 1945 in Lanesboro to Richard and Mary (Lobland) Aske. She graduated from Lanesboro High School ..... 
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Shirley Copeman

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Private family services will be held for Shirley Copeman. Shirley Copeman, age 79, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.. Shirley Stein was born to Frank and Edna Stein on June ..... 
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Diane Meyer

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

On the evening of Thursday, November 20, 2014, Diane Lou Meyer of Fountain passed away at home with her family at her side after a short illness. Diane was born March 3, 1939 in Guthrie Center, Iowa to Victor and Beula Towne. Following high school, ..... 
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Richard Wildgrube

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Richard “Dick” Wildgrube, age 82, of Preston, Minn., died Wednesday morning, November 19, 2014, at the St. Mary’s Hospital ER. Dick was born March 10, 1932, in Winona, Minn., the son of Roy and Marie (Troppman) Wildgrube. He was a graduat ..... 
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