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June L. Shanks


Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Canton Obituaries



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 Island High School, Pine Island, Minn. in 1949. She worked at the Pine Cheese Mart and at the Red Owl grocery store in Pine Island. On November 10, 1950 she married Royce “Rudy” Shanks in Pine Island. They farmed in that area until 1962 when they moved to Winona, Minn. for a short time, and then to Canton where they owned and operated the Canton Feed and Seed until their retirement. She had also worked at the Harmony Hospital and Harmony Hotel, Harmony, Minn. Rudy later died on December 25, 1996. June was a member of the Henrytown Lutheran Church, Henrytown, Minn. and American Legion Auxiliary, and enjoyed her children and grandchildren, sewing, gardening, bird watching, traveling, fishing, and until just a few years ago, deer hunting.

June is survived by three sons, Duane (Denise) of Decorah, Iowa, Michael (Cindy) of Canton, and Daniel (Margo) of Canton; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother Robert (Donna) Dohrmann; three sisters Gladys (Earl) Hopkins, Phyllis (Don) Schutz, and Adeline (Rollie) Schletty; and a daughter-in-law Lynell Shanks of Harmony. She was preceded in death by her husband, Royce (Rudy); a son Steven; and two brothers, William and his wife Donna, and Royce Dohrmann.

A memorial service was Friday, May 24, at the Henrytown Lutheran Church in rural Harmony with the Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Celebration of Life was Thursday, May 23 at the Henrytown Lutheran Church and one hour prior to services.

John Daniel Turck

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Canton Obituaries

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
Posted in Canton Obituaries

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
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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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