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Willis “Willie” J. Cambern


Thu, Mar 20th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Willis “Willie” J. Cambern, 73, of Fountain, Minn. died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

Willie was born June 28, 1940 in Preston to Daniel & Evelyn (Smith) Cambern. He attended school in Preston, where he graduated from Preston High School in 1958. He served in the United States Army from 1963-1965 as a cook & baker. During Army service he was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska when the 1964 earthquake took place. On October 23, 1965 he married Leona M. “Beezie” Jech at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester.

Willie & Beezie owned and operated Willie’s Grocery & Locker in Fountain since 1972. Willies warm and inviting smile, gift of gab, and genuine love and interest in his customers made him a community icon. Whether you came for a ring of Bologna, or a conversation full of baloney, chances are you left with a smile on your face after spending time with Willie.

While he was very proud of his store, Willie’s greatest Joy came from time spent with his family. His grandchildren were the light of his life. His is survived by his wife of 48 years, Leona of Fountain; daughter Kimberly (Ken) Anderson of Crosslake, MN and son Darrin (Sarah) Cambern of Fountain. Grandchildren: Alyse, Riley, and Ella, Also surviving are brothers Daniel (Marjorie) of Fountain) and Ernest of Preston and many loving nieces and nephews.

Willie enjoyed polka music, whistling, and helping others. He loved the community of Fountain. He served as the Fountain Fire Chief from 1965-1975. He often connected with children that came into the store, referring to them as future customers.

Willie is preceded in death by his parents, and infant sister.

A Funeral Service celebrating the life of Willie will be held 1:00 PM Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 at the Fountain United Methodist Church with Rev. Deanna Woodward officiating. Willie was a active member the church for many years. Do to limited space at church, an overflow area will be available for friends to gather during the service at the Fountain Community Center. Burial with military honors will be accorded by Fountain American Legion Post 492 at the Fountain Lutheran Cemetery. Following the service a luncheon will be served at the Community Center.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield. Visitation will continue one hour prior to s .....
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Earl G. Groby

Wed, Nov 20th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Earl G. Groby, 94, of Fountain, Minn., died Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Spring Valley Care Center. Earl was born on September 3, 1919 in rural Spring Valley, Minn., the son of Vilan and Clara (Rongley) Groby. He attended country school. He ..... 
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Fidelis “F.J.” Wingert

Thu, Oct 3rd, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Fidelis “F.J.” Wingert, 90, of Fountain, Mn., died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Preston United Methodist Church with Pastor Beth Perez officiat ..... 
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Nancy Jean Weldon

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Nancy Weldon, 66, of Fountain, Minn. died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. She was born May 13, 1947, in Wykoff, Minn. Her parents were Paul W. Miller and Marjorie Schmidt. She graduated from Preston High School i ..... 
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Dorothy Helen Graskamp

By P.J. Thompson

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Dorothy Helen Graskamp, 89, of Fountain, Minn. passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Stewartville Care Center of cancer. Dorothy was born April 3, 1924, in Cascade Township, rural Rochester, Minn. to Edward A. and Daisy (Conley) Henke. She ..... 
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Joseph “Jo Jo” M. Carter

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Joseph “Jo Jo” M. Carter, 55, of Rushford, Minn. died on Friday, July 12, 2013, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. Joseph was born on April 3, 1958, in Hillsboro, Ill. to Arthur and Gladys (Collins) Carter. He was raised in southe ..... 
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Marjorie Pauline Spelhaug

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Marjorie Pauline Spelhaug, 83, of Fountain, Minn. died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth in Rochester, Minn. where she had been for two days. Marge was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Whalan to Adolph and Elva (Sorum) Evenson. S ..... 
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Lorraine Lois Johnston

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Lorraine Lois Johnston Lorraine Lois Johnston passed away April 4, 2013 at her second home in Mission, Texas where she had wintered for 37 years. Two of her children were there with her and all four had made the trip to Texas to see her. Lorraine ..... 
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Loren A. Reinhardt

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Loren A. Reinhardt, 85, of Fountain, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester of natural causes. Loren was born March 22, 1927, to Conrad and Josephine (Oleson) Reinhardt in Chandler, N.D. He graduated from Spring Valley Hi ..... 
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