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Robert Henry Siegel


Mon, Apr 1st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Robert Henry Siegel, 91, of Chatfield, Minn., died Tuesday March 26, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Robert was born Oct. 12, 1921, in Chatfield, to Hugo W. and Clara Mae (Henry) Siegel. He graduated from Chatfield High School in 1939, and graduated from St. Olaf College in 1943, after completing the ROTC training. He played varsity baseball in college as a pitcher. Robert joined the Marine Corp officer training and became a captain. He served in the South Pacific during World War II. He married Virginia Potter Siegel on Dec. 24, 1943. They were married for 67 years. They lived in Chatfield, Rapid City, S.D. and Blaine, Minn. They returned to Chatfield when Robert retired from Hardy Salt Corporation as a regional sales manager. He had previously worked for Rochester Dairy and National Butter.

Robert was a very long term active member of the Chatfield United Methodist Church and the Gideons International. He was a member of the church choir and the Chatfield American Legion. He was a very good golfer and worked to create the Chatfield golf course. He loved to garden and especially enjoyed rose gardening. He liked watching the Twins play baseball.

He is survived by his four sons, Bill (Claudia) of Rio Rancho, N.M.; Jim (Marcia) of Austin, Minn; Jon (Jane) of Bothell, Wash.; and Tom of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty (Dr. Robert) Campion of Lake City, Minn.

He was preceeded in death by his wife, parents and a sister.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 2 at the Chatfield United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Debra Jen Collum officiating. Military rites were performed by the Chatfield American Legion, Post #6913. Burial will be at a later date in the Chatfield Cemetery.
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Chatfield seats new mayor

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

Mayor Don Hainlen handed over the gavel to Chatfield’s new mayor Russ Smith at the March 25 meeting. Hainlen, having sold his home in Chatfield, resigned his position. The city charter directs that the vice-mayor shall assume the office of mayor ..... 
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Chatfield discusses snow day makeup

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge With snowy Mondays all throughout the month of March, area schools have delayed and cancelled classes for the safety of their students. The story was the same for Chatfield School District. But how many snow days are too many ..... 
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Real Bites

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Real Bites

When dad is in charge On Friday, March 8, I was in charge of making dinner, which meant we were going out to eat somewhere. Since we live in Fountain, almost centrally located in Fillmore County, we usually just spin the dial and see where it take ..... 
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Arthur Lloyd Swenson

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Arthur Lloyd Swenson, 80, of Chatfield, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where he had resided for five and a half years. He died of complication of Lewey Body Dementia and other medical issues. He w ..... 
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SE Mn community leader meets with DC policymakers on Ag Investments

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

CHATFIELD, MN - At a time when policymakers in Washington, D.C., are debating the future of federal farm policy, Tim Gossman traveled to the Capitol to meet with several top agriculture decision makers. Gossman, who is a farm loan officer and senior ..... 
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No horsing around, Conway’s love Arabians

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

By Barb Jeffers At Conway Arabians of Chatfield, Minn., it is all about the horses. The work, the travel, the lack of sleep, the joy…. It is all about the horses, Arabian horses to be exact. Peter and Lori Conway own Conway Arabians, and acco ..... 
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Chatfield takes no position on distribution of Rochester sales tax

Fri, Mar 15th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield City Council at their March 11 meeting decided not to take a position for or against House File 476 which seeks to add cities to receive a share of the Rochester area local sales tax. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. Legislation p ..... 
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Hamilton ~ Zieser

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Ryan Hamilton and Ellie Zieser, both Chatfield residents, were engaged in Denali National Park Alaska. Ryan works for Alliant Energy in Chatfield (lineman). Ellie works for Rochester Public Schools (special education teacher) at Churchill Elemen ..... 
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