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Allen B. Ellingson


Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Allen Burnett Ellingson, 87, passed away Saturday April 18, 2015 at their home at Park Lane Estates Assisted Living in Preston, Minn. He and his wife Lilah had lived there since March 1 of this year.

Allen was born March 10, 1928 to Gilmer and Helen (Bothun) Ellingson in Lanesboro. He married Lilah Hildestad, of Lanesboro, on September 20, 1952 at Whalen Lutheran Church. In their early years of marriage, they were farmers, and later operated a clothing store at Lanesboro. Allen also worked on road maintenance for Carrollton Township.

Allen is survived by his wife, Lilah; three children: Marcia (Dennis) Einck, of Rochester, Scott (Karrie) Ellingson, and Pauline (Mike) Wangen, both of Lanesboro; eight grandchildren: Cory Schreiber (Mia Simpson), Timothy Schrieber, Nicole (Tyler) Johnson, Levi (Sara) Ellingson, Tanner Wangen (Callie Glenna), Kasandra Wangen, Jason (Amanda) Einck, and Joe (Clare) Einck; nine great- grandchildren: Tyler, Taylor, Parker, Griffin, Aspyn, Brooklyn, Paisley, Cassidy, and Caden.

Allen is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gary; and grandson, Joey.

A celebration of Allen’s life was held Wednesday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Union Prairie Lutheran Church near Lanesboro, with Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Visitation was Tuesday, April 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro, and continued one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at church. A committal service followed at the Union Prairie Cemetery.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro assisted the family with arrangements. Please share a memory of Allen with the family at rileyfuneralhomes.com.

Birth Announcement - Hattie Kay Holst

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

Hattie Kay was born March 31, 2015 to Justin and Jessica Holst of Lanesboro, Minn . Hattie weighed 7 lb 2 oz and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Glenn and Colette Holst, Lanesboro and Brian and Cheryl Aberg, Mabel, Minn. Great-grandparents are ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre continues Fillmore/Houston County free nights

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces performance dates for its 2015 Free County Night Program. Theatre lovers living and/or working in Fillmore or Houston Counties are invited to attend Ibsen’s later masterpiece The Master Bu ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Easter in a nutshell

By Alexis Jorgensen

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

What does Easter mean to you? For many people, Easter is a well-known holiday that most people recognize as an overabundance of Easter eggs, candy, and of course, the Easter bunny. But, what is the true meaning of Easter? And what does a long-eared, ..... 
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The Old Barn Resort is proud to announce 25 years in business in 2015

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The Old Barn Resort, located between Preston and Lanesboro, Minn., was established in 1990 and has grown in size and amenities offered ever since. The resort’s namesake, the large 4-story barn, also celebrates 130 years in existence. It was buil ..... 
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Elizabeth V. Lunde

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Elizabeth V. Lunde, age 96, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Sue’s Loving Care, Kalamazoo, Mich. She was born February 6, 1919 in Washington D.C., the daughter of Henry and Gertrude (Brady) VanGeuder. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, ..... 
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“The Letter L” is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Every “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show is a unique work of art, carefully and sometimes crazily choreographed around a theme with music, skits, jokes and more. Coming up on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m., the show will feature ‘The ..... 
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Audition Notice

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Community Theater will be holding auditions for this summer’s production of “Mary Poppins”. They will be held on two evenings, April 6 and April 7 at the St. Mane Theater, 206 Parkway Ave. N in Lanesboro from 6:30 to 9 p.m. No prepar ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears from Hiawatha Valley Ed. District

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Hiawatha Valley Education District (HVED) offers special education services to several school districts in southeastern Minnesota, including Lanesboro. Simoine Bolin, one of HVED’s Special Ed. Directors, spoke to the Lanesboro School Board abo ..... 
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