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Raymond Schmidt


Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries



Raymond William Schmidt, age 87, of rural Fountain, Minn., died Monday morning, March 2, 2015, at the Spring Valley Care Center.

Ray was born May 31, 1927, on the family farm in rural Fountain the son of William and Lottie (Raabe) Schmidt. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff and attended country school. He farmed on the family farm all his life. He married Betty Lenz on May 19, 1957, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. The couple made their home in the country school that Ray attended, which was moved to the family farm. He became a resident of the Spring Valley Care Center recently.

He was a life-long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council, was an usher, and played on the church softball league. One of the things he enjoyed most about church was handing out the Christmas Eve candy sacks to the children. He was a member and is the last surviving member of the Wykoff German Band. He loved popcorn (and was a first class popper), the Minnesota Twins, fishing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; three children: Sue (Dan) Leisen of Rochester, Dan Schmidt of rural Fountain and special friend, Cheryl Brandner, and Luan Ruesink of Spring Valley and special friend, Lee Rossman; three grandchildren: Sara and Kyle Leisen and Tyler Ruesink; two sisters: Marjorie Baier of Chatfield and Bernice (Paul) Stender of Blooming Prairie; and sister-in-law, Coleen Schmidt of Rochester. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Nancy; one brother, Marvin; and one sister, Charlotte Tammel.

The funeral was held 11 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2015, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff with Rev. Kay Wold officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery in rural Wykoff. Friends called at the church on Thursday, 5 – 7 p.m., and on Friday an hour before the service.

Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley assisted the family with arrangements.

Diane Meyer

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

On the evening of Thursday, November 20, 2014, Diane Lou Meyer of Fountain passed away at home with her family at her side after a short illness. Diane was born March 3, 1939 in Guthrie Center, Iowa to Victor and Beula Towne. Following high school, ..... 
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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 h ..... 
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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
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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
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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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