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Mary Ellen Tieskotter


Wed, Aug 7th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Mary Tieskotter, age 61, passed away following a brief illness at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, TX. On July 28, 2013. Mary was born on March 11, 1952 in Martin, SD to Irvine and Gertrude (Buum) Richardson. She grew up in Longvalley, SD and graduated from Kadoka High School in 1971 and briefly attended BHSC in Spearfish, SD.

Mary wed Greg Barber in June of 1969 and they had a baby son who died shortly after birth. After her marriage to Greg ended she decided to be adventurous and in her travels met a soldier Dan Sanders in Kentucky and they married and moved to his hometown of Torrance, CA. Mary and Dan had a son named Jason in September 1973. While pregnant with her second child she moved to Helena, MT and Jeremy was born in Helena in January 1978. Mary became a single mom and went back to school at the Helena Vo-Tech to study computers. While in Helena she met and married the love of her life, William (Bill) Tieskotter in August of 1980. Bill worked in the logging industry and when work became scarce they decided to move the family back to Harmony, Minnesota, Bill’s home town in 1981. Bill later adopted the two boys.

Mary worked for several years in Decorah, Iowa at Rockwell International assembling black boxes for airplanes and Bill started his own successful excavation business. Mary was widowed when Bill was killed in an automobile accident in June of 2005. Mary remained in the Harmony area for a few years before deciding to move to Kirbyville, TX to be near Bill’s niece Cindy and her husband Harry Hargis in 2007. Mary worked in the home health care field and was an active member of the Magnolia Springs United Methodist Church where she worshiped and served her fellow parishioners joyfully.

Mary is survived by her son Jason (Valerie) Ties otter of Austin, MN and Jeremy Tieskotter of Steamboat Springs, CO, two granddaughters Alexis and Taylar Tieskotter of Minnesota and step grandchildren Jacob and Kayla Jacobsen also of Minnesota, her siblings, Carol (Gary) Duval, Helena, MT.; Vernon (Roxy) Richardson and Reed(Joyce)Richardson of Longvalley, SD.and , several nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, her parents, Irvine and Gertrude Richardson, her brother Roland her baby son Jamie Ray.

Mary’s legacy will live on in the many wonderful memories she created with her family and times spent in Disneyland, California, Mexico, Minnesota, Texas and her m .....
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Special Oympics Eagles Team enjoy ‘Elvis’ at fundraiser

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Features

A night filled with food, music, dancing and fun is just what the Eagles Special Olympics team of Fillmore County experienced. On Friday, July 26 the Eagles held their annual fundraiser at the Harmony, Minn. Community Center, and a large crowd of pe ..... 
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Lenore Margaret Brunsvold

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Lenore Margaret Brunsvold, age 80 of Harmony, Minn. died Monday, July 29, 2013 at Harmony Community Healthcare in Harmony. A Mass of Christian Burial was on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Felix Catholic Church with interment followin ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Luke Ryan Reese

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Billy and Krista Reese of Harmony, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Luke Ryan. Luke was born July 18, 2013, weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Flip and Nan Huggenvik, Dave and Lori Reese, and Bre ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 16th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, Minn. First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony, Minn. for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $5 ..... 
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Fillmore Central prepares for new school year

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central High School building has been undergoing renovations this summer, including a large heating and venting project. At the regular school board meeting on July 23, principal Heath Olstad said the project is going ac ..... 
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Cowboy Concert

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Faith & Worship

The public is invited to a Country Gospel Concert presented by area musicians at the Fillmore Free Methodist Church (in the village of Fillmore) at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 11. This group of musicians has grown over the past few years through the Co ..... 
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Wedding - Broadwater ~ Greseth

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Broadwater ~ Greseth Jake and Laura Greseth, of Winona, Minn., are proud to announce their recent marriage. Parents of the bride are Dan and Kathy Broadwater of Harmony, Minn. Parents of the groom are Steve and Jean Greseth of Rochester, Minn. ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools sets 2013 eligibility meeting

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

The eligibility meeting for 2013-2014 Minnesota State High School League activities will be held at Fillmore Central Elementary School stage gym in Preston, Minn. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7pm. All students entering grades 7-12 and planning to ..... 
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