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Linda Wilson (Wendt)


Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Linda Wilson (Wendt) passed away peacefully at her home outside of Lanesboro, Minnesota on Friday morning, August 21st. She was born in Preston, Minnesota on November 24, 1948 to Reuben and Dorothy (Sanden) Wendt. Linda grew up on her family’s farm and graduated from Preston High School in 1967. She then attended Winona State University, where she also met her husband Douglas Wilson, and graduated with a degree in elementary education in 1970.



Linda began her career as a second grade teacher, and after some time away to raise her children, worked with preschool children through Head Start for many years. She was a dedicated and caring teacher who delighted in helping children to discover new things. Linda particularly loved children’s literature and experimenting with new ways (puppets, games, songs) to bring stories to life.



Linda was so interested in the world—in its people, places and things—and brought a sense of wonder and discovery to her work, her friendships, her children and grandchildren. We loved her ability to take such pleasure in small things: a poem, a new flower blooming in her garden, daily pictures of her grandchildren, a winning find at a resale shop, a trip to the library, a hummingbird at the window. We can still hear her saying, “Oooohhh!” with such joy and delight. She also had a knack for finding small things that would make her friends, children and grandchildren happy, and sent many cards and gifts (often ones covered in cheery stickers and pictures).



Linda was naturally outgoing and cheerful, and, like her father, had an amazing ability to strike up conversations (sometimes long ones!) with complete strangers, often discovering long-lost relatives and making new friends in the process. She was very involved with Doug’s career in the Boy Scouts and they enjoyed many close friendships with other scouting families and colleagues over the years. She also valued her church communities, especially the lifelong friendships she made through the United Methodist Women. Linda also loved music of all kinds, including singing in the church choir and teaching songs to her grandchildren. She had recently joined a community choir and enjoyed singing alongside new friends.



In the last five years, Linda and Doug had taken great pride in restoring her family’s home outside Lanesboro. She loved her home and gardens, and often .....
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Lisa Holden

Tue, Jul 21st, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Lisa Holden, age 45, of Lanesboro, Minnesota died Monday evening, July 13, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. A visitation will be on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony from 10 am until 12, noon. Lisa ..... 
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Adell "Steve" Stevens

Tue, Jul 21st, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Adell "Steve" Stevens, 95, of rural Lanesboro, Minn. died on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at his home, on the farm he worked and loved for sixty years. Steve was born on July 13, 1920, to Mervyn and Arlene Stevens in Fertile, Iowa. He married Frances Stin ..... 
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Angeline Repinski

Tue, Jul 21st, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Angeline Repinski, 73, only sister to Mary (Mer) Thoen, Lanesboro, was taken into God’s Kingdom after being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer seven years ago. With the prayers of so many, miracles kept Angie going with courage, strength, and det ..... 
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Olive Aleda (Hildestad) Haugen

Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Olive Aleda (Hildestad) Haugen, 90 years old, formerly of Lanesboro, went home to heaven on Monday, July 6, 2015. She resided at Park Lane Assisted Living in Preston, Minn. since April 2009. Olive was born September 1, 1924 in Peterson, Minn. ..... 
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LaVaugn Juliett (Lindelien) Matson-Barenthin

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

LaVaugn Juliett (Lindelien) Matson-Barenthin went home to be with the Lord surrounded by two daughters and her son-in-law on June 26, 2015. She was born on April 29, 1923 to Thorvald and Ruth (Johnson) Lindelien in Lanesboro, Minn., and was raise ..... 
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Robert William Norstad

By David Bau

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Robert William Norstad, 69, of Lanesboro, passed away June 19, 2015, at his home. Bob was born on October 11, 1945, to Edna (Paul) and Orlando Norstad in Red Wing, Minn. He grew up in Cannon Falls, Minn. Bob graduated from Cannon Falls High Sch ..... 
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Verna Elmira Haugen

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Verna Elmira Haugen, 88, of Lanesboro, died Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Verna was born Feb. 11, 1927, in Holt Township, Fillmore County, to Andrew and Matilda (Evenson) Olson. She attended school through ..... 
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Melvin L. Wikre, Jr.

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Melvin L. Wikre, Jr., 84, of rural Lanesboro, Minn. died on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. Melvin was born on October 26, 1930, in Story City, Iowa to Melvin Sr. and Julia (Berge) Wikre. He moved with his fa ..... 
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