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Orval Howard Amdahl


Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Orval Howard Amdahl, 95, of Lanesboro, died peacefully surrounded by family at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.

Orval was born May 26, 1919, to Alfred and Alphine (Sickle) Amdahl. He graduated from Lanesboro High School and St. Olaf College. He taught at Lanesboro High School prior to entering World War II as a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, until being promoted to Captain in the Marine Corps. He served two tours of duty in the Pacific Theater for a total of 31 months. At the end of the first tour he was stationed in Nagasaki, Japan with the Occupation Force.

After the war he managed Farmers & Merchants Lumber Yard until he was elected county recorder, where he retired after 40 years. Orval was an active member in Fillmore County and Lanesboro American Legion, Preston VFW, Forty & 8, Boy Scouts, Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Lanesboro), Christ Lutheran Church (Preston), Sons of Norway and March of Dimes. He enjoyed the outdoors, played first baseman on the Lanesboro baseball team (10 years), camping, reading and spending time with family. All his life Orval worked to promote world peace, and that all Americans are proud of their country. Recently, he was honored with the opportunity to return a World War II sword, which he took care of for 68 years, to the son of the original owner of Nagasaki, Japan.

Orval is survived by his wife of 72 years, Marie; children: Ronald (Diane) Amdahl of Rochester, James (Kim) Amdahl of Flandreau, S.D., and Karyl (Steve) Tammel of Spring Valley; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister; daughter, Ann O’Loughlin; and great-granddaughter, Liberty Amdahl.

Memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with Pastor Kerry Eversole officiating. Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. Military rites by the American Legion of Lanesboro. Private burial will take place at Lanesboro Cemetery at a later date.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Frances Hall

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
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Mary Frances Hall, 86, of Lanesboro, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Harmony Health Care Center where she had resided for one month. Mary Frances was born Oct. 19, 1928, in Wabasha, to Leo and Lucille (Helsaple) Hager. She attended school in ..... 
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Dorothy Peterson Berland

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
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Dorothy Peterson Berland, 87, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Chosen-Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Dorothy was born May 3, 1927, to Oscar E. and Josie Storelee Peterson, in rural Lanesboro. Dorothy attended the Benson rural ..... 
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Eulah Arlene Kingsbury

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
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Eulah Arlene Kingsbury, 89, of Lanesboro, died February 8, 2015 at Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester, Saint Mary’s Campus. Eulah was born June 3, 1925, in Peterson, to Andrew and Elvira (Edwardson) Ferden. She attended Diamond Creek Country ..... 
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Dale Overland

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
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Dale Overland Dale Overland, 88, a longtime member of the Lanesboro community, passed away January 31, 2015 at Park View Home in Woodville, Wisc. Dale was born August 5, 1926 in Lanesboro to Melvin and Ida (Johnson) Overland. When he was five ..... 
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Roy A. Musselman

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
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Arlowe Gerald Rexford

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
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Valerie Jeanne Olson

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
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Valerie Jeanne Olson, 69, a longtime member of the Lanesboro community passed away November 11, 2014 at her home in Whalan. Valerie was born August 14, 1945 in Lanesboro to Richard and Mary (Lobland) Aske. She graduated from Lanesboro High School ..... 
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Carol Tufte

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
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Carol A. Tufte, 74, of Lanesboro, died at her home Thursday, November 13, 2014. Carol was born in Lanesboro on November 7, 1940 to Arthur and Ethel (Flattum) Rasmussen. She attended school in Lanesboro and graduated from Lanesboro High School ..... 
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