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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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Fillmore Central to move forward with facility projects

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board held a special meeting on March 11 to pass a resolution to issue bonds for projects at both the Preston and Harmony sites. The district is going to finance approximately $4,660,000 in projects with no increase in ..... 
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Fountain City Council reviews financial statements

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall. By a motion made by Jim Schott and seconded by Chad Wangen the Consent Agenda items were approved including minutes from the February 6, 2014 meeting, Treasure ..... 
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Fillmore Central looks at maintaining facilities

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with some of the facility projects that need to be done in the next few years. “We have two great facilities,” he said. “We want to maintain and improve them the best ..... 
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Winslow attends National Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

Young farmer leaders from Minnesota attended the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Conference held in Virginia Beach, Va., February 7-11. Katie Winslow of Fountain in Fillmore County was among the more than 1,0 ..... 
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Fountain City Council shows support for Taste of the Trail

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the city office. All members were present with the exception of Chad Wangen. Mayor Richard Kujath, City Clerk Ronda Flattum, and Police Chief Tom Mosher were also present. ..... 
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Winslow finishes in top four of National Discussion Meet competition

Thu, Feb 13th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Katie Winslow of Fountain in Fillmore County finished in the top four of the National Collegiate Discussion Meet competition today at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Conference in Virginia Beach, Va. Sh ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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