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Elmer M. Grabau

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Elmer M. Grabau, age 89, of Wykoff, Minn., died Sunday evening, May 11, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center.

Elmer was born January 16, 1925, in Forestville Township, Fillmore County, the son of Adolph and Anna (Groth) Grabau. He attended country school. He farmed in Forestville Township until his marriage to Leona Bjortomt on April 15, 1947, in Wykoff. The couple continued to farm in Forestville Township and then Carimona Township until they retired and moved to Wykoff. Since then he had worked at Gehling Auction in Preston, Minn. Leona died July 15, 2005.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff and the Golden Guernsey Assoc. He was an avid deer hunter, fisherman, card player and was a custom combiner.

Elmer is survived by six children, Larry and special friend, Sue, of Silver Bay, Dennis and special friend Carol of Lime Springs, Iowa, Terry (Joann) of Chisago City, Rose (Rick) Purvis of Reads Landing, Dan (Deb) of Wykoff and Tim of Wykoff; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one sister, Eunice Thompson of Spring Valley; and three brothers, Raymond (Mildred) Grabau of Wykoff, Curtis Grabau of Rochester and Lynden “Butch” (Helen) Grabau of Austin; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Grabau of Spring Valley and Ruth Grabau of Phoenix, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his wife; granddaughter, Tonya Grabau; five brothers; and one sister.

The funeral was at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff with Rev. Kay Wold officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Donna J. Spande

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Donna J. Spande, age 52, of Canton, Minn., formerly a longtime Winona, Minn. resident, died Friday, May 2, 2014 in her dream home following a two year battle with cancer. Donna was born December 4, 1961 in Winona, Minn. to John and Joyce (Schneider) ..... 
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Ann Paige Simenson

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Ann Paige Simenson, 77, of Chatfield, Minn., died Saturday April 26, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minn. Annie was born June 26, 1936 in Decorah, Iowa to Norman and Jennie (Robinson) Indvick. She attended school in ..... 
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Charles Ralph Wead

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Charles Ralph Wead, age 79, of Harmony, Minn., died Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Harmony Healthcare Center in Harmony. Charles was born August, 11, 1934 in Preston, Minn. to Ralph and Verna (Turner) Wead. He graduated from Canton High School in 19 ..... 
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Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Clement “Casey” Mackori Clement “Casey” Mackori (Savage, Minn.) originally from Kenya, Africa was born May 18, 1977. He was a beloved husband, father, and faithful friend who died unexpectedly from a brain bleed on Thursday, April 23 at the ..... 
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Laurie Marie Every

Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Laurie Marie Every, age 53, formerly of Preston, Minn. and Harmony, Minn., died Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014, at the Gunderson Harmony Care Center. Laurie was born September 19, 1960, in Harmony the daughter of Chuck and Emma (Hellem) Every. ..... 
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Thelma Korsness

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Thelma Korsness, age 73, of rural Decorah, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel, Minn. Thelma was born March 17, 1941 in Winneshiek County, Iowa to Guy and Thea (Torresdal) Nelson. She grew up on a farm south of th ..... 
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Carol Marie Hadoff

Wed, Apr 23rd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Carol Marie Hadoff, 52, of Chatfield, Minn., died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Carol Vitse was born on July 7, 1961 in Lanesboro, Minn., the daughter of Wa ..... 
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Minar O. Therneau

Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Minar O. Therneau, age 88, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Saturday April 19, 2014 at his home. Minar Otis Therneau was born on June 1, 1925, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Otis and Emily (Bussell) Therneau. He lived with his parents and his brother Glod ..... 
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