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Nora Gerhking


Thu, Nov 12th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Nora Gerhking, 94, of Chatfield, was taken to home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had resided for the past five and one half years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 14, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Church, with Pastor Michael Harman officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Wykoff.

Nora Meta Griebenow was born on September 30, 1921, on a farm West of Preston in Carimona Township, the daughter of Otto and Frieda (Groth) Griebenow. She attended Forestville country school for 9 years. In 1937 she moved with her family to rural Spring Valley where she attended Spring Valley High School. On March 23, 1946, she married Edwin H. Gerhking at the St. John parsonage in Wykoff. The couple lived in various places around Southeastern Minnesota until Edwin passed away on July 5, 1994. After Edwin’s passing Nora moved back to Chatfield. Through the years Nora did domestic work for many people. She also worked at various businesses in Spring Valley, Rochester and Chatfield. She and Edwin farmed for a number of years West of Chatfield and also operated a gift/greenhouse in Fountain and a shoe store in Wykoff. On May 17, 2010, Nora moved to Chosen Valley Care Center, in Chatfield. In her earlier years she enjoyed needlework, crocheting afgans for her family, also taking vacations and dancing. At the care center she participated in many activities and enjoyed the many talented musicians that came to entertain the residents.

Nora is survived by her two daughters, Geneva (David) Martin of St. Charles and Debra (Jerry) Lipkie of Brookston, Mn. Six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister and brother-in-law Vivian (Arden) Johnson and a special friend Harold Hellickson.

Friends may call from 1p.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be directed to either Season’s Hospice in Rochester or St. John Lutheran Church in Wykoff. Online condolences may be left at thauwaldfuneralhomes.com.

Wesley E. Anderson

Tue, Nov 10th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Wesley E. Anderson, 87, of Chatfield passed away on November 7, 2015, at home on the farm, surrounded by family. He was born on March 24, 1928. He grew up on the family farm near Chatfield and attended Chatfield High School, and Ag School in the Tw ..... 
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One day Chatfield Food Shelf drive November 14

Mon, Nov 9th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

The Chatfield American Legion and Legion Auxiliary are holding a one day food drive on November 14 at the Chatfield United Methodist Church to benefit the Chatfield Food Shelf. Items will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with donations going t ..... 
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Paul Francis Caflisch

Thu, Nov 5th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Paul Francis Caflisch of Chatfield, Minn. passed away October 30, 2015 at the age of 70. He was born November 24, 1944 in Rochester, Minn. and raised in Simpson, Minn. Paul graduated from John Marshall Senior High School in Rochester. He studied ..... 
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Randy LeRoy Campbell

Thu, Nov 5th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Randy LeRoy Campbell, 49, of Chatfield passed away at his home on November 3, 2015. Randy was born May 22, 1966 in Rochester to Roy and Bonnie (Stecker) Campbell. Randy attended schools in Chatfield and graduated from Chatfield High School in 19 ..... 
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Chatfield increases Fire Department officer pay

Mon, Nov 2nd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield City Council at their October 26 meeting approved the doubling of fire officer’s pay. This pay increase was recommended after being discussed in the Public Services Committee. Councilor Robert Pederson said they did question the am ..... 
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Faye Wiskow

Tue, Oct 27th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Faye Wiskow died at the hospital in Ft. Myers, Fla. on October 21, 2015 surrounded by some of her dearest friends. Faye Muriel Bailey was born on May 30, 1933 to Lydia and Max Bailey of Chatfield, Minn. and grew up on a farm north of town. She gra ..... 
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Take a hike/run on the Lost Creek hiking trail

Mon, Oct 26th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

A trail hike/run is planned for Saturday, October 31 on the Lost Creek Hiking Trail in Chatfield. The Lost Creek Hiking Trail is a non-paved trail that runs 6.5 miles in one direction, along a hilly and somewhat challenging route. A shuttle ride t ..... 
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St. Paul Lutheran School expands to include high school

Mon, Oct 26th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

When Pastor Preston Paul became the minister of Chatfield’s St. Paul Lutheran Church in August of 2002, he had a dream of starting a parochial school. A few short months later, the congregation of the church conducted a feasibility study and the ..... 
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