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Manville “Manny” Bates


Thu, Apr 14th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Manville “Manny” Bates, age 89 of Rochester, Minnesota and formerly of Harmony, Minnesota died Sunday evening, April 10, 2016 at his home in Rochester. Memorial Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Harmony, friends may call from 1 pm until time of services at the church. The Lindstrom Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Manny was born in Mabel, Minnesota, one of eight children, to Granville and Delia (Miner) Bates. The family moved to Harmony when he was in the third grade. He graduated from Harmony High School in 1944 and then volunteered for the Navy. He became an Air Crewman and flew in a Navy SP2C as a Radioman and Gunner. After the war was over he went to Kansas City to a Radio School and that’s where he met Alta Walker. They were married on May 20, 1950 in Missouri. They moved to Harmony where Manny became a clerk in the Harmony Post Office and then became a rural carrier for 28 ½ years. Manny became Postmaster of Harmony in 1984 and retired three years later. Manny, Alta and their four sons enjoyed life on their 80-acre hobby farm where they raised Shorthorn cattle. In his spare time Manny enjoyed spending time in his woodworking shop making items to give to the grandchildren and sell along with items Alta made. For 27 years they enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona.

Manny is survived by his wife Alta of Rochester; four sons: Brad (Cindy) Bates of Preston, MN, Darrell (Deb) Bates of Winona, MN, Allen (Sheila) Bates of Boise, ID and Randy (Shari) of Lanesboro, MN; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters: Zola Hoiness, of Harmony, Edith Wood of Indianapolis, IN and Helen Scheevel of Donna, Texas. He was preceded in death by four siblings: Ernest Bates, Nellie Stroud, Floyd Bates and Phyllis Burkholder.

Linda Sue Grover

Tue, Apr 5th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Linda Sue Grover passed away on Monday, March 21 at St. Mary’s in Rochester. A memorial of life will be on Thursday, May 12 at the Harmony City Hall. Born November 22nd, 1949 in Austin, Mn. To Kenneth and Wilma Peterson. She grew up and graduated ..... 
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Carol Elaine Ward

Wed, Mar 30th, 2016
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Carol Elaine Ward, age 81, of Harmony, Minnesota died Monday, March 28, 2016 at Mayo Health Systems – St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Carol was born December 16, 1934 in Harmony to Edward and Evelyn (Christianson) Kiehne. She attended V ..... 
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Dale Edmond Polesky

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
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Dale Edmond Polesky, 80, of Harmony, Minnesota, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side, Friday, March 11, 2016, after fighting a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. A celebration of life service with full military honors will begin wi ..... 
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Lois E. Ryan

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
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Lois E. Ryan, age 101 of Harmony, Minnesota died Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Gunderson Harmony Care Center in Harmony. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Friday, March 4, 2016 at Nativity BVM Catholic Church, Harmony, burial will follow ..... 
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Mark William McKay

Thu, Feb 4th, 2016
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Mark William McKay, age 54, of Harmony, Minn., died Tuesday, February, 2, 2016 at his home, McKay’s Evergreen Dale Farm. Memorial services will be 11 am Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, burial of cremains will follo ..... 
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John (Jack) Zachary Smith

Wed, Jan 27th, 2016
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John (Jack) Zachary Smith passed away at the Harmony Gundersen Care Center in Harmony, Minn., on January 26, 2016. Funeral services were held at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, Minn. at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016, with interment ..... 
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Juan Jacob Tammel

Tue, Jan 26th, 2016
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Juan Jacob Tammel, age 89 of Harmony passed away peacefully at his home on January 24, 2016. Memorial services will be 11 am, Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Greenleafton Reformed Church, rural Preston. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 am until ..... 
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Jan A. Lalley

Thu, Jan 21st, 2016
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Jan A. Lalley, age 72, of Harmony, Minnesota and formerly of DeKalb, IL died Monday, January 18, 2016 at Gundersen Tweeten Care Center in Spring Grove, Minnesota. Memorial services will be 11:00 am Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Lindstrom Funeral ..... 
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