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Lucille Bronstad


Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries



Lucille Ann (Hanson) Bronstad, 82, beloved wife of Melvin Bronstad for 62 years, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Chosen Valley Health Care in Chatfield, Minn.

Lucille was born October 30, 1930, to Mary Katherine (Kral) Hanson and Christopher C. Hanson and raised on a farm near London, Minn.  She was baptized in the First Baptist Church in Austin, Minn.  After going to country schools 139 and 112 for grades 1-8, she graduated from Austin High School in 1948.

After school, she worked at Austin Dairy and then for Paul D. Jones of Hollandale, Minn, where she met Melvin.  They were married July 21, 1950 in the First Baptist Church in Albert Lea, Minn.  For three years they both worked at Wilson & Co in Albert Lea.  In 1956 they bought a farm near Cherry Grove, Minn, where they lived and farmed, sometimes operating three farms, until July, 2012 when they purchased a town house in Spring Valley, Minn.

Lucille always loved music and dancing, helping on the farm and having a good-sized garden.  She was an excellent cook like her mother and loved collecting cook books.  She was also fond of jewelry.

For more than 30 years she and Mel had a band, Mel’s Polka Stars. They played throughout the Upper Midwest area.

She is survived by her husband Melvin, brother Donald Elmer Hanson; brothers-in-law Andy (Donna) Bronstad, and Loren Bronstad, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Christopher and Mary Katherine Hanson.

Funeral services for Lucille Bronstad were held 10:30am Monday, May 20, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander, Minn., Pastor Herman Bakker officiated. Burial was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Glenville, Minn.



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Vivian Muriel Thompson

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Vivian Muriel Thompson, 93, of Chatfield Minn., died Saturday, May 11, 2013. Vivian was born May 3, 1920, in Chatfield to Ernest and Nellie (Schroeder) Engle. She graduated from Chatfield High School with the class of 1937. On Sept. 3, 1953 she ..... 
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Chatfield moves forward to create Capital Improvement Plan

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner City engineer David Morrill, McGhie and Betts, discussed the process to create a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) at the Chatfield City Council’s May 13 meeting. Councilors Paul Novotny and Robert Pederson were absent. The city ..... 
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Vivian Muriel Thompson

Mon, May 13th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Vivian Muriel Thompson, 93, of Chatfield, died Saturday, May 11, 2013. Vivian was born May 3, 1920, in Chatfield to Ernest and Nellie (Schroeder) Engle. She graduated from Chatfield High School with the class of 1937. On Sept. 3, 1953 she married ..... 
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Matthew J. Opat appointed to fill Third Judicial District vacancy

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

MN Judicial Branch Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Mr. Matthew J. Opat as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. Mr. Opat will be replacing the Honorable Robert R. Benson, who retired earlier this year. Th ..... 
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Donna Mae Pease

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Donna Mae Pease Donna Mae Pease, 87, of Chatfield, Minn. passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had been a resident since March 2011. Donna Mae Kohlmeyer was born Sept. 18, 1925, in Rocheste ..... 
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Mike Urban Appointed to Chatfield Council

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner As the Chatfield city charter directs, the council voted to appoint a city resident to fill out the vacant seat created when Don Hainlen resigned his position as mayor. Vice-mayor Russ Smith became mayor as directed by the city ch ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Emily Ilene Njos

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Emily Ilene Njos Kurt and Kari Njos of Chatfield, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Ilene. Emily was born March 21, 2013 weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Fran and Donna Novotny o ..... 
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Verlyn Gale Helgerson

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Verlyn Gale Helgerson, 75 of Superior, WI and formally of Babbitt, MN, has gone to be with our Lord on April 11, 2013. Verlyn was born in Milwaukee, WI on August 27, 1937 to Clarence and Harriet Helgerson. He grew up in Chatfield, Minn. and ma ..... 
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