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Blanche M. Loughrey


Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Blanche M. Loughrey, 95, of Chatfield, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.



Blanche was born December 12, 1919 in Canton, South Dakota to John and Clara (Cotton) Solem. The family moved back to Chatfield after Blanche's dad passed away. She attended Chatfield Public Schools, graduating in 1938. Blanche continued her education at Miss Woods's Kindergarten-Primary Training School in Minneapolis. She then went on to teach in Herman, Madison, and Waterville, MN. On October 14, 1950 she married Judd Loughrey at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Chatfield. After Judd passed away in 1958 due to a farm accident, she moved in to Chatfield, taught Spring Primary, and remained active in various organizations and the Pioneer Presbyterian Church. Later in life she worked at the Chatfield High School until the age of 89. Blanche had an everlasting spirit of youth.



Blanche enjoyed being with family, grandchildren, working in her yard, knitting, puzzles, reading, and having coffee with friends.



Blanche is lovingly remembered by her children: John (Eileen) Loughrey of Tuscon, Arizona, and Carol (Jim) Strand of Chatfield. She leaves a loving legacy of twelve grandchildren: Judd, Ian, Ben, Kasharra, Collin, Katie, Arus, Hannah, Matthew, and Angel Loughrey, and Emma and Carrie Strand.



Blanche is preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother John Solem, sister Leah Solem and granddaughter Yasmira Loughrey.



A Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 22nd at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Chatfield with Rev. Timothy J. Gerarden officiating. The committal service will follow at Chatfield Cemetery.



Visitation will be held Monday, September 21st from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Riley Funeral Home, and one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.



Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is assisting the family with arrangements. 507-867-4310.



To share any condolences with Blanche's family please visit www.rileyfuneralhomes.com.

Evalyn Marion Gardner

Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Evalyn Marion Gardner, 92, of Chatfield, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Evalyn was born June 3, 1923 in Chatfield Township to David and Mary C. (Nagel) Henderson. She attended schools in the Chat ..... 
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John D. "Bud" Hanson, Jr.

Tue, Sep 1st, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

John D. "Bud" Hanson, Jr. – age 62 – passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at St. Marys Hospital with family by his side. Bud was born on August 17, 1953, at Scott AFB, Illinois, to John Denten and Vera Audrey ("Jack" and "Audrey ..... 
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Edna Beulah (Shaw) Winslow

Tue, Aug 25th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Edna Beulah (Shaw) Winslow, 96, passed away peacefully at home on August 22, 2015, joining her Savior in Heaven. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 2:00 PM at the Fillmore Free Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Hopper officiat ..... 
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Grace Beatrice Rodgers

Tue, Aug 18th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Grace Beatrice Rodgers, 93, of Chatfield passed away August 13, 2015 in Chatfield. Grace was born on January 11, 1922 in Spring Valley, Minnesota to Vilan and Clara (Rongley) Groby . On June 26, 1946 she married Robert "Bob" Rodgers at the Emman ..... 
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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 S ..... 
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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
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

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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