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Leanord D. Skaalen


Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Leonard D. Skaalen, of Harmony, Minn. passed away peacefully at Harmony Community Healthcare on January 17, 2014 at the age of 93.

Leonard was born on July 1, 1920 to Knute and Christine (Korstad) Skaalen in Boyd, Minn., the youngest of eight children. He attended and graduated from Boyd High School in 1938. He worked for local merchants and farmers during his school years. He attended Business College before joining the United States Army. Leonard served with the 9th Infantry Division during World War II, serving in 5 Theaters of Operation, including Northern Africa and Europe. His service logged over 25,000 miles and took him to over 10 countries including England where he met and married his wife Rachel (nee Clifford). Leonard and Rachel were united in marriage on February 23, 1945 at St Mary’s Church in Easton, Hampshire, England. They honeymooned in Bournemouth before Leonard was sent back to his unit. The story of their initial meeting was covered in many articles including MovieTone News. Leonard participated in the Normandy invasion landing at Utah Beach on June 9th, 1944. In 2005, Leonard was awarded the Medal of Jubilee of Liberty from the French government for his service during the invasion of Normandy. Upon the end of the war, Leonard was sent back to the states where he went back to Boyd and spent the next year working to bring Rachel to the United States. He worked for the State Bank of Boyd under the GI Bill for a number of years before being offered employment with the First National Bank of Rushford in Rushford, Minn. Leonard worked as Cashier of the bank until 1957 when he was offered the position of Vice President with Onsgard State Bank in Spring Grove, Minn. In 1966, Leonard and Rachel purchased the Harmony State Bank in Harmony, Minn. and owned it until 1987 when they retired from banking. They moved to Eden Prairie, Minn. shortly thereafter and resided there until moving back to Heritage Grove of Harmony. They currently were residents of Harmony Community Healthcare where they resided since the fall. Leonard and Rachel loved each other dearly and enjoyed raising their family and traveling the world.

Leonard was active in numerous civic and banking organizations throughout his life including being a director of the Minnesota Bankers Association, Chairman of the Spring Grove School Board, Spring Grove Development Association, Church Council President of the Rushford Lutheran Church, Treasurer of the Ci .....
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Caryl Ann Bestor-Hanson

Tue, Jan 21st, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Caryl Ann Bestor-Hanson age 67, of Harmony, Minn., died surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014, at her home in Harmony. Caryl Ann was born February 21, 1946 in Granger, MN, the daughter of Verl and Gertrude (Hovey) Bestor. She marrie ..... 
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Harmony City Council discusses sidewalk assessments

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

Brett Grabau of Bonestroo presented the Harmony City Council with the completed Feasibility Report on the 1st Ave street project at their regular meeting on January 14. The report analyzed the street, the project itself, and the cost associated. The ..... 
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Donald A. Cummings

Wed, Jan 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Donald A. Cummings, age 95, of Harmony, Minn. died Monday, January 13, 2014, at the Harmony Care Center in Harmony. Don was born May 17, 1918 at Elma Iowa to Clyde and Ruth (Garrett) Cummings. He graduated from Elma High School. He married Ann Sc ..... 
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Lawrence L. Hudson

Tue, Dec 31st, 2013
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Lawrence L. Hudson, age 80, of rural Harmony, Minn. died at his home on Friday, December 27, 2013 surrounded by his family. Larry was born July 28, 1933 in Canton, Minn. to Lawrence M. and Orabell (Pierce) Hudson. He graduated from the Canton Hig ..... 
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Donald Ray Mohs

Tue, Dec 31st, 2013
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Donald Ray Mohs age 88, of Harmony, Minn. died Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. Donald was born January 20, 1925 near Granger, Minn., the son of Emil and Edna (Ludwig) Mohs. As a young boy his family ..... 
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Budget and levy approved by Fillmore Central School Board

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the budget for the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the 2013 payable 2014 tax levy, at the regular board meeting on December 18. There was an increase in the levy of 24.32 percent, a difference of more ..... 
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Second annual Spanish banquet fundraiser approaching

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

On March 14-16, 2014, six students in grades 8-12 from Fillmore Central will travel to Bemidji, Minn. to take part in a Spanish immersion weekend at Lago del Bosque, one of 15 language-themed camps offered by the Concordia Language Villages for over ..... 
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Merlin J. Hoiness

Tue, Dec 24th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Merlin J. Hoiness, 96, of Harmony, Minn. died Thursday, December 19th at Harmony Health Care in Harmony. Merlin was born November 3, 1917, in Harmony to Edward and Jane Hoiness. He was raised in the Harmony area and attended Harmony High School. ..... 
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