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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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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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Ronald William Ramlo, Sr.

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
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Ronald William Ramlo, Sr., 100, of Canton, Minn. passed away on April 12, 2014 at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, Minn. Ronald was born June 29, 1913, on a farm near Burr Oak, IA to William and Hallie (Hitchcock) Ramlo and was the eldest of nine children. ..... 
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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 ..... 
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Hanlon D. “Press” Prestby

Tue, Oct 15th, 2013
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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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