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Jerry Lee Drinkall


Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Jerry Lee Drinkall, 62, of Lanesboro, Minn. died on Monday, June 17, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. after a long battle with Multiple System Atrophy.

Jerry was born on September 16, 1950, in Preston, Minn. to Lyle and Violet (Krahn) Drinkall. He was raised in Fillmore, Minn. until he was five years old, then moved to the Drinkall farm south of Lanesboro. He attended Grubtown CountrySchool until it closed in his fifth grade year. Jerry then attended Lanesboro Public Schools, where he graduated in 1968. He then attended Winona State University and the University of Minnesota – Waseca.

On May 20, 1978, he married Diane Jensen at North Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro. Jerry worked for Minnesota Farm Builders of Rushford for 13 years and Engen Construction of Mabel, Minn. for a few years. He started his own dairy farm in 1982, where he worked side by side his wife and children, raising Registered Jerseys and Holsteins, until the dairy dispersal on June 11, 2011.

Jerry continued to give his expertise to his son and wife on the few dairy heifers they had left, and on their Registered Angus herd until the day he died. He was a member of the Minnesota Jersey Cattle Association, the Holstein Associations, the American Angus Association, NorthPrairieLutheranChurch, and was a 4-H leader.

Jerry had a passion for hard work, especially tossing hay bales in the haymow. He was also passionate about dairy and beef cattle genetics, and liked attending dairy and beef shows and sales. He was also an avid reader, especially of farm, dairy, and beef papers, magazines, and websites.

He is survived by his loving wife of thirty five years, Diane Drinkall of Lanesboro; three children: Jennifer (Patrick) Skiba of North Branch, Minn., Adam Drinkall of Lanesboro, and Stephanie Drinkall of Lanesboro; three grandchildren; His father, Lyle Drinkall of Chatfield, Minn. Three brothers: Russell (Lynn) Drinkall of Winthrop, Minn.; Randy (Kari) Drinkall of Rushford, Minn., Lowell (Krystle) Drinkall of Lanesboro, and a sister, Nancy (Jerry) Willford of Spring Valley, Minn.; and by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Violet Drinkall and a nephew, Terry Willford (Godson).

Keeping in line with the scheduled benefit which had been planned for Jerry on Sunday, Jerry’s Funeral service was held on Sunday, June 23, at North Prairie Lutheran .....
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David Robert Drake

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

David Robert Drake, 76, of Lanesboro, Minn. passed away at his home Wednesday, June 12, 2013. David was born in La Crosse, Wis., November 3, 1936, to Charles R. and Vienna L. (Kennedy) Drake of Lanesboro. He graduated from Lanesboro High School in ..... 
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David Robert Drake

Wed, Jun 19th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

David Robert Drake, 76, of Lanesboro, passed away at his home Wednesday, June 12, 2013. David was born in La Crosse, Wis., Nov. 3, 1936, to Charles R. and Vienna L. (Kennedy) Drake of Lanesboro. He graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1954, and ..... 
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Robert Duane Kingsbury

Tue, Jun 18th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Robert Duane Kingsbury, 85, of Lanesboro, died June 14, 2013, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Robert was born July 16, 1927, in Harmony, to Arthur R. and Alice (Benston) Kingsbury. He attended Harmony High School, graduating in 1945. On M ..... 
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Surprise Sculpture appears in Lanesboro

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Lanesboro, Minn. had its very first session of the Sculpture Surprise program for the summer on Tuesday, June 11. Several children excited to explore their own creativity met at the St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanesboro. Directed by Courtney Ber ..... 
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The Biggest Loser Challenge ends

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Coffee Street Fitness & Dance began its six month Biggest Loser program back on January 7, 2013. Fresh off of New Year’s resolutions participants were eager to get started but hesitant on what their results would be when the six months were up. ..... 
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Valerie Wendt

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Valerie Wendt, age 54, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Saturday June 8, 2013 at her home following a battle with cancer. She was born October 18, 1958 in Lanesboro, Minn. to Marvin House and Georgia Bailey. Valerie was united in marriage to Jerry W ..... 
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‘White Water, Black Gold’ Documentary

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – ‘White Water, Black Gold’ Documentary Film to be shown at the St. Mane Theatre on Friday, June 21, 2013, at 7:30 pm – FREE and open to the public – Discussion following the film. Next up in the Third Friday Film Serie ..... 
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Lanesboro City Wide WEED UP!

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro The Great Outdoors

Spring has sprung and with it have come the unsightly weeds that threaten to overtake our public green spaces. We need your help to get Lanesboro’s greenery under control! Join fellow volunteers on Monday, June 24 from 6 - 8 pm at the Lanesboro Vi ..... 
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