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Leona M. Stortz


Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Leona M. Stortz, age 84, of Canton, Minn., died Sunday, February, 2, 2014 at the Shorewood Commons Assisted Living in Rochester, Minn.

Leona was born February 26, 1929 on the family farm in rural Lime Springs, Iowa to George and Celia (Kuhn) Frana. She graduated from the Riceville High School and then received her teaching certificate from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She taught in one-room schoolhouses in Howard County.

On June 7, 1961 she married Joseph Stortz at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lourdes, Iowa. The couple farmed in Newburg Township, Fillmore County, Minn. until moving to Canton in 1992. Joe later passed away on October 19, 2001.

In 2009 she moved to Shorewood Commons and had resided there since. She was a member of the St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel, Minn. and its Altar Society. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, embroidery, needle point, baking, church activities, listening to polka music, watching parades, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and especially spending time with her family.

Leona is survived by five children; Leroy (Melissa) of Rochester, Jim (Julie) of Mabel, Marian (Mark) Johnson of Eagan, Minn., and Carolyn (Kevin) Ryno , and Shirley (Jerry) Sobolik both of Rochester; sixteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; five brothers and sisters; Sylvia Hayek of Fort Atkinson, Iowa, Gladys Ferrie of Kendallville Iowa, Eileen (Pat) Sweeney of Elma, Iowa, Lawrence Frana of Lime Springs, and David (Jackie) Frana of Walker, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joe; a sister Marie Mashek and her husband, Alvin; brother-in-laws Ray Ferrie, Ray Hayek, and Harley Welscher, Sr.; and sister-in-laws Virginia Stortz and Mary Lou Bahr.

Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel with Monsignor Paul Heiting officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Canton. Visitation will be 4 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel with the Rosary at 6:45 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the church.

Hanlon D. “Press” Prestby

Tue, Oct 15th, 2013
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Hanlon D, “Press” Prestby, 84, of Canton, died Friday, October 11, 2013 at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, MN. Hanlon was born March 26, 1929 to Hans and Marion (Oseth) Prestby, in Deer Park, WI. He moved at the age of 1 to a farm near Thief Rivers ..... 
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June L. Shanks

Fri, May 24th, 2013
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June L. Shanks, age 82, of Canton, Minn. died Monday, May 20, 2013 from injuries received in an accident. June was born March 5, 1931 at home in rural West Concord, Minnesota to Wilhelm and Theresa Dohrmann. She graduated from the Pine Isl ..... 
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John Daniel Turck

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
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John d. Turck, age 89, of rural Canton, Minn., died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Harmony Community Healthcare, Harmony, Minn. John Daniel Turck was born June 15, 1923, in Preston, Minn. to Earl and Martha (Rasmussen) Turck. He was baptized and c ..... 
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Bernard L. Wanless

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
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Bernard L. Wanless, age 90, of rural Decorah died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, IA. Bernard was born August 8, 1922 on the family farm near Burr Oak, Iowa to Paul and Mariam (Carr) Wanless. He attended ..... 
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Charles M. Kimber

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
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Charles M. Kimber Charles M. Kimber, age 87, of Canton, Minnesota, and formerly of the Burr Oak, Iowa area, died Saturday, March 30, 2013 at his home. Charles Milo Kimber was born on September 6, 1925 to Elmer and Alice (Bolson) Kimber in Winnesh ..... 
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Orlenn “O.P.” Peterson

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
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Orlenn “O.P.” Peterson Orlenn “O.P.” Peterson, age 71, of Canton, Minnesota, formerly of the Mabel area, died suddenly on Monday, November 12, 2012 in Canton. Orlenn was born February 23, 1941, in Spring Grove, Minnesota to Ardis Peterso ..... 
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William George Young

Mon, Sep 17th, 2012
Posted in Canton Obituaries

WILLIAM GEORGE YOUNG, age 66, of Canton passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at his home. William was born September 16, 1945 in Decorah, Iowa to Georgie and Irene (Jones) Young. He graduated from the Canton High School in 1963. From 1963 ..... 
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Earl R. Wernet

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
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Earl R. Wernet, age 86, of Caledonia, formerly of the Mabel area, died Monday, August 13, 2012, at the Caledonia Care and Rehab. Earl was born June 30, 1926, in Decorah, Iowa to George and Lydia (Qualley) Wernet. He attended the Coldwater School. O ..... 
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