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Ronald Arlyn Wilbur


Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Ronald Arlyn Wilbur, 84, of Chatfield passed away March 14, 2015 at the Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester.

Ron was born October 18, 1930 on the family farm in Winneshiek County, Iowa to Miles K. and Valeda (Murdock) Wilbur. He attended Pierce country school through the 8th grade. On October 4, 1952 he married Delores “Dolly” Olson in Decorah, Iowa. The couple farmed on their home place until 1960.

The family moved to California for a short time and later returned to Minn. to be near family. In 1962 he started working for Duane Rustad at Fountain Body Shop. In 1978 he and Larry Bradt opened Chatfield Body Shop. In 1984 he started his own repair shop in Fountain. After retiring in 1992 he mowed for the city of Fountain for 11 years and also owned and managed apartments in Preston and Spring Valley.

Ron’s wife Dolly died March 15, 1987. On September 10, 1988 he married VaLois Shaw. The couple made their home in Chatfield and several of the surrounding communities.

Ron was a member of Chatfield Lutheran Church. He was also active in the Fountain Commercial Club, and an 18 year member of the Fountain Fire Department. He enjoyed camping, bowling, going to the casino, being outside while taking care of his yard.

Ron is lovingly remembered by his wife, VaLois, of Chatfield; children: Joyce (Rod) Lanners of Pine Island, Randy (Pat) Wilbur of Kasson, and Tim (Linda) Wilbur of Sartell; grandchildren: Justin (Katie) Lanners, Corey (Jenny) Lanners, Heidi (Tyler) Zunker, Christopher (Aimee) Wilbur, and Courtney Wilbur; step children: Karen (Marty) Howlett, Dana (Todd) Mihelich, and Kim (Dave) Vogen; step grandchildren: Elizabeth Howlett, Melissa Howlett, Amy Mihelich, Douglas Mihelich, Tara Mihelich, Kelly Vogen, Jenna Vogen, Jason (Jeanine) Fladeboe, and Gregory Fladeboe; great-grandchildren: Caleb Lanners, Eliana Lanners, Jackson Lanners, Ruby Lanners, and Avaya Maroo; step great-grandchildren: Cora Lynn Fladeboe, Quentin Fladeboe, Connor Fladeboe and Bryce Fladeboe; and sisters: Beverly Brenno and Jeanette Inglett.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Chatfield Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mark Docken and Intern Nissa Peterson officiating. Visitation was from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield and one hour before the service at the church. A committal service took place at the Fountain .....
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Norman Herbert Allen

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Norman Herbert Allen, 85, of Chatfield, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Nursing Home in Chatfield, of natural causes. He had lived there since November 2007. Norman was born June 15, 1929, in Chatfield to George Herbert a ..... 
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Kevin Hisey

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Kevin Daniel Hisey, 44, passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at his home near Chatfield, after a nine-month battle with cancer. Kevin was born April 3, 1970, to Glenn and Marlene (Jefferis) Hisey. He graduated valedictorian of Chosen Valley High S ..... 
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Charles “Charlie” Pavlish

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Charles “Charlie” Pavlish, 100, passed away at Trinity Care Center in Farmington on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Charlie was born December 20, 1914 to Adolph and Josephine (Troyak) Pavlish. He was born in Chatfield on the land near where the ..... 
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Donald Paul Hrstka

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Donald Paul Hrstka, 79, of Chatfield passed away at the Chatfield Care Center on February 4, 2015. Don was born December 23, 1935 to Fred and Mary (Urban) Hrstka in Lourdes, Iowa. Don Attended schools in Chatfield and graduated from Chatfield Hig ..... 
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Bruce Douglas Sutherland

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
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Bruce Douglas Sutherland, 81, of Chatfield, passed away January 20, 2015 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Bruce was born June 24, 1933 in Minneapolis to Gladys and Alfred Segelstrom. He spent four years in the State Public School ..... 
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Glenn (Bud) David Nichols

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Glenn (Bud) David Nichols, age 93, of Chatfield, passed away on Monday, January 05, 2015 from complications of pneumonia at St. Mary’s Hospital with his daughter, Amy, by his side. He was born on September 17, 1921 to Robert and Nelva (David) Ni ..... 
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Gertrude “Trude” Thieke Weist

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Gertrude “Trude” Thieke Weist, 94, passed away December 31, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield surrounded by family. Gertrude was born June 15, 1920 in Nodine, Minn. to Fred & Lena Schroeder. Trude grew up in the Nodine ar ..... 
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Helene C. Spelhaug

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Helene Carrie Spelhaug, a longtime Chatfield, Minn. resident died November 28, 2014 surrounded by family. She was 93. Helene Bailey was born Dec. 28, 1920, in rural Chatfield, Minn. to William and Bertha Bailey. She attended rural grade school and we ..... 
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