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Robert L. Bornfleth


Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Robert Leslie Bornfleth, 89 of Columbus, Wisc. (formerly of Rochester) was born on November 29, 1922, in Jordan Township, Fillmore County, Minn. to Ernest and Isadora (Briggs) Bornfleth. He died on August 29, 2012, at the Larson Home in Columbus, Wisc. Robert attended school at district 99. He married Ida Crowson and later divorced in 1952. He married Anna “Anne” Rupkalvis Edwards on May 16, 1953.He worked as a farm mechanic, truck driver and opened his own small engine sales and service for several years. His shop was located at the Northgate Shopping Center. He also worked for Custodial Services for Mayo Clinic for 20 years until his retirement.

Robert loved to fish and spend time camping and boating. After retirement, he and his wife spent their winters in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas near Weslaco. He was active in the park activities and enjoyed shuffleboard, playing cards and the Christian Fellowship in the park. Robert was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester serving on the finance committee. He also was a past member of the Men’s Club and Camping Club.

Survivors include his 2 daughters, Karen (John) Degroot of Fall River, WI and Deanne (Tom) Booth of Reeseville, WI; his son, Robert Bornfleth of Muskogee, OK and his step-daughter, Sharon (Ronald) Stockfleth of Rochester, MN; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Anna in 2006, his parents and one brother, Wayne.

Memorials can be directed to Trintiy Lutheran Church or Mayo Clinic for research.

A Memorial Service for Robert L. Bornfleth, was Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester with the Rev. William Otte officiating. Burial of his cremated remains were at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Chatfield, Minn.

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Chatfield Center for the Arts, local landmark designation

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Government

Robert Vogel, Preservation Planner, explained to the Chatfield City Council at their August 27 meeting the process to designate the Center for the Arts as a local landmark. Paul Novotny was absent. Vogel had submitted a report to the Heritage Pres ..... 
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Chatfield ready for new school year

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

The Chatfield School Board met for the last meeting before the start of a new school year on August 20, 2012. A wide variety of information was passed on from school administrators to the board about the academic year that will begin in September. ..... 
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Chatfield to upgrade paging antennae

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Government

Chief Shane Fox explained that the current repeater is not capable of narrow band operation during the Chatfield City Council’s August 13 meeting. It is mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that all public safety mobile radios ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Ava Briella Grover

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Ava Briella Grover Lindsay Lea and Troy Grover of Chatfield, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Ava Briella. Ava was born on July 13, 2012, at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester, Minn. She weighed 9 lb. and was 21 inches long. ..... 
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Country moves to town

Mon, Jul 30th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Features

Farm families of Fillmore County put a large amount of effort into making the Fillmore County Fair a success each year. The Hopp family of Chatfield, Minn. is one of these families. Doug and Heather Hopp of rural Chatfield and their children put t ..... 
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Birth Announcement

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Ava Briella Grover Lindsay Lea and Troy Grover of Chatfield, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Ava Briella. Ava was born on July 13, 2012. She weighed 9 lb. and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Star and Al Polzin of Cha ..... 
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2012 Public Works projects and purchases

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner David Morrill, McGhie and Betts, reported to the Chatfield City Council at their July 23 meeting that they had received six bids for the 2012 Water Distribution Improvements. The low bid was from Zenke, Inc. of La Crescent with a ..... 
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Chatfield last concert in the park of the season

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Back by popular demand, The Swing Street Big Band will perform for Chatfield’s “Music in the Park” concert series on Thursday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chatfield City Park Bandshell. The 17-piece big band is made up of some of the top m ..... 
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