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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.

Mabel-Canton approves funding for Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on May 21, 2013 at 7 pm. All members were present except for Dave Swenson and Jeff Nolte. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Superintendant Michael Moriarty made several a ..... 
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Part 3: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

Day 8 By Christy Welscher and Morgan Roppe We started out the day early in the morning so we could be the first group at Mount Vernon, home of George Washington. We took a tour of the house and walked around the property. After we got back on the ..... 
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Part 2: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

Day 5 By Tylor Fairchild and Tyler Stortz On the fifth day of our trip, we woke up in Williamsburg. That morning we walked around with Dave to see the Governor’s Palace. After we had the tour in the palace, we took some pictures outside in front ..... 
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Part 1: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

Day 1 By Erin Wood and Courtney Smith We had to be at the school at 3:45 am in order to leave by 4:30. We got there and had to have our bags checked. Our parents brought us, so we got to say goodbye to them. We loaded the bus and left Mabel. Dave ..... 
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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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Collapsed manure pit creates water safety concerns

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Canton Agriculture

Late on the evening of Sunday, April 14 a manure spill was reported in Fillmore County near the rural community of Canton. Between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. the caller had reported that a fractured wall of an above-ground manure pit had collapsed, releasi ..... 
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Bernard L. Wanless

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Canton Obituaries

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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