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Maxine Simonson


Thu, Jun 5th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Maxine Simonson of Preston, Minn., entered her eternal home on Tuesday afternoon, May 27, 2014.

Lois Maxine Duxbury, born February 22, 1923, in Preston, was the oldest of four children born to Leigh and Mary (Scheevel) Duxbury. She was a 1941 graduate of Preston High School and attended Rochester Junior College. She was proud of the fact that she never applied for any job but was always sought out for a position. As a young woman she was employed at the Preston Theatre. The AFC office and the Farmers & Merchants State Bank. In 1969 she went to work in the Fillmore County Clerk of Courts office. Maxine was united in marriage to Jerome Simonson on June 10, 1947, in the E.U.B. church in Preston. The house they built in 1951 was her home for 62 years. She was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, serving as the Church Council Financial Secretary, an Altar Guild member and treasurer and dressed in her Norwegian bunad she served as the Dining Room chairperson for the annual lutefisk dinner. She was a member of the Magdlin-Gilbertson VFW Auxiliary and enjoyed the friendships of the Sit n’ Chat sewing club for over 50 years. She learned the art of Norwegian baking, liked fishing, flowers, Summit Club activities and trips and loved events that gathered her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren together. The last months of her life were spent at the Wealshire of Bloomington where she became a beloved resident and recognized ambassador for the Preston area.

She is survived by her three daughters, Joanne (Steven) Hall, Mary Lou (Richard) Augustine and Shari (Robert) Hanson; six grandchildren, Matt (Kerri) Hall, Marit (Isaac) Johnson, Mitchell (Jill) Hall, Carrie (David) Fritzinger, Corey (Jennifer) Hanson and Andrea Hanson; four great-grandchildren, Brooks and Lane Johnson and Taylor and Brennan Hanson; a sister, Choice Whealdon; a brother, LeRoy (Lois) Duxbury; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Duxbury and Joyce Simonson; brothers-in-law, Charles Winch and James (Rita) Simonson; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Jerome; and brother, Donald Duxbury.

The memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial of her ashes will be in the Union Prairie Lutheran Cemetery in rural Preston. There will be a visitation held at the church 5 – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m., until the time of s .....
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Charles O. Starks

Thu, Jun 5th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Charles O. Starks was born February 25, 1939 near Mabel, Minn. to Clarence and Gladys (Vickerman) Starks. He grew up in the “Big Woods” area and attended school in Newburg and the Mabel High School. He served in the United States Army. He l ..... 
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Donald Forest Horman

Wed, Jun 4th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Donald Forest Horman Sr., 69, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at his home in Chatfield, Minn. Donald was born July 7, 1944 in Norfolk, VA to Elmer and Bertha (Higgins) Horman. He graduated from Chosen Valley High School in 1963. He then attended ..... 
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Cloy D. Kneeskern

Wed, Jun 4th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Cloy D. Kneeskern, 84, of Preston, Minn. died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at his home surrounded by family. He leaves a wife, Laurice; children Gary of Preston; Sheri (Pat Dunnigan) of Bellingham, Wash.; Dave (Carol) of Greenfield, Iowa; Sandra (Mike) ..... 
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Michael L. Shanahan

Wed, Jun 4th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Michael L. Shanahan, age 70, of Chisago City, Minn., died Sunday, June 1, 2014 near Lanesboro, Minn. Mike was born December 22, 1943, in Carrolton Township, Fillmore County, Minn. to Mike and Ruby (Nelson) Shanahan. He attended Lanesboro Schools. ..... 
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Stella Brusse

Tue, Jun 3rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Stella Brusse, age 97, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Ostrander Care and Rehab in Ostrander, Minn. Stella was born near Cherry Grove, Minn. to Ben and Mollie (Mathison) Nagel on September 10, 1916. She married Calvin ..... 
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David T. Flatten

Tue, Jun 3rd, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

David T. Flatten age 74, of Harmony, Minn. died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. David T. was born July 30, 1939 in Spring Grove, Minn., the son of Ole and Christine (Christianson) Flatten. He served in the ..... 
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Cyril R. Rathbun

Tue, Jun 3rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Cyril R. Rathbun, age 86, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Grand Meadow Care Center in Grand Meadow, Minn. Cyril Roy Rathbun was born September 5, 1927 in Washington, Minn. to Perry and Minnie (Forrester) Rathbun. He att ..... 
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Jerome “Jerry” Nelson

Wed, May 28th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Jerome “Jerry” Nelson, age 69, of Mabel, Minn., longtime owner of Nelson Electric, died Monday, May 26, 2014 at the Gundersen Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wis. Jerry was born August 4, 1944 in Preston, Minn. to Odell and Mildred (Sorenson) Nel ..... 
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