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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 Falls, MN, and attended St. Hilaire Grade School and graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls. He went to work for Danielson Electric for 3 years prior to joining the U. S. Air Force from 1950-1954. He served 39 months at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City SD, where he met his wife, Carolyn Snyder in Rapid City. They were married August 15, 1953. After being discharged, the couple moved to Canton, MN, and operated Press Highway Shell Station from 1954 – 1971. He worked for Canton Lumber Company and bartended for many years at the Skyline Supper Club in Spring Grove, MN. After retirement, he worked as a green’s keeper at Harmony Golf Course.

Press was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, a retired Canton Fireman and also served on the Canton City Council and belonged to the Canton American Legion Post #400.

He is survived by his 3 children, Nick (Rene), Kim (Jerry) Bakke, and Marc, all of Canton; 6 grandchildren, Kristi (Peter) Elsbernd, Lucas (Jessica) Wangen, Michele Wangen, and Nicole, Samantha, and Rachael Prestby; 6 great grandchildren, Ashley, Kendra, Addison and Blake Elsbernd, Carson Wangen and Liam Prestby; one sister, Eileen Johnson of Broomfield, CO; and brothers and sisters in law, Pat Caldwell, Cy and Mary Snyder, and Georgia Lee; and many nieces and nephews and cousins that he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Carolyn; brother in laws, Stan Lee and Bruce Johnson, and a sister in law, Mary Caldwell.

A Funeral Mass was on Tuesday, October 15, at Assumption Catholic Church in Canton with Msgr. Paul Heiting and Msgr. Donald P. Schmitz officiating.

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
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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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