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Loren Lee Graskamp


Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Loren Lee Graskamp, of Fountain, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Loren was born May 27, 1923, in Fountain Township, to Edward and Ethel Graskamp. In 1948, Loren married the love of his life, Dorothy Henke. During their more than 60 years of marriage, they enjoyed traveling to Tex., Hawaii, Ireland, Bahamas and other parts of the United States. A most memorable trip was made to Alaska with his son, Edward.

Farming the family farm for more than 35 years was Loren’s first avocation. During this time, he served on the board of directors for Rochester Dairy Cooperative and on the Minnesota Dairy board of directors.

After farming, Loren managed the Spring Valley Insurance Company. He later started his own successful insurance company, Graskamp Insurance Agency. He was also proud of his 60 years as a Master Mason and was a member of the Scottish Rite.

Activities of his children were important to Loren. He served on the Wykoff school board for 16 years. He also supported their 4-H dairy projects and many trips to the state fair. In 1986, he received the Fillmore County Service Award to 4-H.

Loren is lovingly remembered by three children: Linda (Daniel Morel) of Fountain, Daniel (Paula) of Stewartville, and Edward of Chicago; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; brother, Donald; wife, Dorothy; and grandson, Justin.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 18, at the Chatfield Methodist Church at 11 a.m. There was a Masonic funeral at 9:30 a.m., and visitation one hour before the service.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

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 ..... 
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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
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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