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Mary (Kingsley) Vitse


Tue, Jul 28th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Mary (Kingsley) Vitse, 85, of Rochester, MN, formerly of Harmony, MN, passed away on July 26, 2015, at Cottagewood Senior Communities, where she resided the past two years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Rochester, with Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Burial will be at Fountain Lutheran Cemetery, Fountain, MN. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the Mass at the church.

Mary was born on February 23, 1930, in Winneshiek County, IA, to Joseph and Rita (Hanlon) Kingsley. Mary graduated from Harmony High School in 1948. She married Robert (Bob) Vitse on March 26, 1951. They lived the majority of their 64 years together in Harmony; in 2005, they moved to Rochester to be closer to family.

Mary was employed by the Harmony School District for 35 years, where she worked in food service. She enjoyed her daily interactions with students and faculty. She was a member of Nativity Catholic Church and joined St. Pius X when she and Bob moved to Rochester. She was a devoted wife, and a loving mother to her two sons, Edward and Michael.

She is survived by husband Robert of Rochester; two sons, Edward (Janet), and Michael (Merri), both of Rochester; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother; brother, Thomas Kingsley; and sister, Teresa Bremseth.

Memorials are preferred to the Fountain Lutheran Cemetery Assoc. or Mayo Hospice.

Online condolences are welcome at mackenfuneralhome.com.

Eldon Sauer

Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Eldon Sauer, “Uncle Eldie”, age 88, of Harmony and lifetime Fillmore County resident passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wed, July 1, 2015 at Harmony Care Center of natural causes. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the As ..... 
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Rose Ann Barker

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
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Rose Ann Barker formally of Harmony, Minn., passed away March 19, 2015, while in hospice care in Phoenix, Ariz. Rose Ann Donna Mae was born July 28, 1929 to Charlie and Agnes Anderson in Remer Minn. She graduated from Remer HS in 1947. Upon grad ..... 
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Allan Joseph Hill

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Allan Joseph Hill, age 77, of Harmony, Minn. died unexpectedly Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Harmony. A Mass of Christian Burial was held 11 am Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony, Minn. Interment followed in State Line Cemetery ..... 
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John W. Darrah

Mon, May 11th, 2015
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John W. Darrah, age 61, of Granger, Minn. died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at his home in Granger. John was born July 3, 1953 in Cresco, Iowa to Murl and Irene (Munson) Darrah. He graduated from Harmony High School and worked as a farm hand in Fillmo ..... 
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John Dybvik

Mon, May 11th, 2015
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John Dybvik, 68, of rural Harmony, Minn. passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. John (Jackie) Dybvik was born on November 17, 1946, in Cresco, Iowa to Orval and Hazel (Lunningdahl ) Dybvik. John passed away in his home on April 28, 2 ..... 
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Zola Whalen

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
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Zola M. Whalen, age 91 of Harmony, Minn. died Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Barthell O.E.S. Home in Decorah, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial took place 11 a.m. Thursday, April 23, at St. Agnes Plymouth Rock Catholic Church, rural Cresco, Iowa. In ..... 
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Richard C. (Dick) Koliha

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
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Richard C. (Dick) Koliha, age 93, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, April 19, 2015, at the Gundersen Harmony Healthcare Center. Richard Clarence Koliha was born to John and Stella (Jarosh) Koliha on August 3, 1921, on a farm in rural Howard ..... 
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Jerrold Arlen Tesmer

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
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Jerrold Arlen Tesmer, 64, of Harmony, Minn., passed away in Rochester, Minn., on Monday, April 13, 2015 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, April 17, at St. Matthew Lutheran Chu ..... 
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