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Robert "Bob" Adrian Sorenson


Tue, Jul 21st, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Robert "Bob" Adrian Sorenson, 94, of Chatfield, passed away at the Chosen Valley Care Center Sunday, July 19, 2015. Robert was born July 17, 1921 in Pilot Mound, Minnesota to Clarence A. & Lucy (Rain) Sorenson. Robert attended Thorson Country School in Fillmore County. He went to work farming with his father. In September of 1944 he was drafted into the Army. He served as a staff sergeant and squad leader seeing action in the Luzon Campaign and South Pacific Theater. He was decorated with the Bronze Battle Star, three overseas bars, Infantry Combat Badge and Bronze Battle Victory star. After the war he served in the occupation of Japan.

On November 5, 1947, he married Signa Waadevig. The couple made their home in Chatfield. Robert worked at the Rochester State Hospital, and later owned and operated Terrace Rest Home with his wife. He later worked for Griffin Construction until retiring in 1984. He then worked at the superintendent of the Chatfield Golf Course.

Bob enjoyed golfing, gardening, and boating.

Robert is survived by two sons, Wayne (Wendy) Sorenson Gahanna, Ohio, and Curtis (Peggy) Sorenson of Chatfield. Twelve grandchildren: Scott (Melissa) Sorenson, Matt (Darci) Sorenson, Becky Sorenson, Daniel Sorenson, Graham Konkel, Jennifer (Colin) Sullivan, Sean (Heidi) Sorenson, Krista (Jon) Davis, Dustin (Sara) Rich, Chelsey (Justin ) Cyphers, Andrea Moulton, & Karlee Moulton. Fifteen great grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings Richard Sorenson, Stanley Sorenson, and Marjorie Kester.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 22, at Chatfield Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mark Docken officiating. A committal service with Military Honors accorded by Chatfield VFW Post 6913 will follow at the Chatfield Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials are preferred to Chosen Valley Care Center.

Riley Funeral Homes in Chatfield is assisting the family with the arrangements. To share a memory of Bob, please visit rileyfuneralhomes.com

Elmer Raymond Trogstad

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Elmer Raymond Trogstad, 97, of Chatfield, passed away at Chosen Valley Care Center Wednesday, July 8, 2015, after a brief illness. Elmer was born Sept. 9, 1917, to Ben and Millie Trogstad. Elmer was born in the house that he lived in for most of ..... 
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Rodney Lee Copeman

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Rodney Lee Copeman, 76, of Chatfield, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Rodney “Rod” Lee Copeman was born on Monday, March 13, 1939 to Charles Levenous “Lee” and Louise S. (D ..... 
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Lyle John Meeker

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
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Lyle John Meeker, 90, of Chatfield, passed away June 8, 2015. Lyle was born June 26, 1924 to John Hiram Meeker and Mary Emily (Baker) Meeker in Jordan Township. Lyle grew up in the Chatfield area. He married Lorraine Clara Bicknese on March 16, ..... 
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Mary Ann Hollerman

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

The funeral mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Caroline Hollermann was held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, Minn., with Father Patrick Arens officiating. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery in ..... 
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Ione Pernella Haugen

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Ione Pernella Haugen, formerly of Chatfield, died Friday, May 15, 2015, at Samaritan Bethany Nursing Home on Eighth in Rochester, where she had resided for almost four years. She was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Spring Grove, to Peter and Ida (Otterness ..... 
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Elaine Elma Morse

Mon, May 25th, 2015
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Elaine Elma Morse, 91, of Rochester, passed away May 17, 2015 at Homestead Assisted Living in Rochester. Elaine was born January 12, 1924 to Henry & Clara (Schmidt) Horstmann in rural Chatfield. She was baptized February 10, 1924 at St. Paul Lu ..... 
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Eileen Dorothy Allen

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Eileen Dorothy Allen, age 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. Eileen was born May 30, 1925, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to Walter and Bertha (Riley) Heddinger. On October 1, 1947, she ..... 
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Robert Carl Oesterreich

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Robert “Bob” Carl Oesterreich, son of Carl and Marne Underleak Oesterreich, brother of Phyllis Lipscomb, and the twin brother of Roberta Joyce, was born Jan. 21, 1925, in Rochester and passed away peacefully in San Diego, Calif. on May 9, 2015, ..... 
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