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Elinor M. Olson


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Elinor M. Olson, age 95 of Lanesboro, Minn., died Tuesday July 23 at the Gundersen Harmony Care Center in Harmony, Minn.

Elinor was born April 16, 1919 in Waseca, MN to John and Bertha (Stone) Wendland. She grew up in St. Charles, Minn. where she met her husband-to-be Robert (Bob) Olson. They were married March 6, 1943 having recently celebrated their 71st anniversary. Elinor worked in a bakery, a restaurant, and was a typist and worked for a lawyer and the City of St. Charles Recorders Office. She also worked as a switchboard operator for six years and served as a secretary at the Lanesboro Sales Barn after moving to Lanesboro. She was a member of Elstad Lutheran Church where she was always on call to help “bring food” whenever needed.

Elinor and Bob owned and operated the City Forty Farm for 54 years – retiring and moving to Elinor’s “little dream house on the hill.” Elinor was the epitome of a farmer’s wife, tending not only to household and outdoor chores but helping her husband with the record keeping of their Registered Purebred Brown Swiss and at one time raising over 10,000 chickens.

Elinor is survived by her husband Bob, sons Robert A. (Sandy) of Winona, Rollie, (Julie), Harlingen, Texas; grandchildren, Douglas (Angie)Olson, Hudson, Wis., Kelly (Mike) Schroeder, Winona, Danielle Olson, (Scott Fisher), Rochester; great grandchildren – Sarah and Ryan Olson, Tanner and Sadie Gray, Tawni and Jaden Kramer and nephew Larry (Pam) Nuszloch), Chandler, Ariz. Her mother, father, sister and brother-in-law – Maxine and Fred Nuszloch precede her in death.

Memorial services to celebrate Elinor’s life was held at Elstad Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro on Saturday July 26, 2014. Visitation will be from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. with the service starting at 2 p.m. A committal service followed at the church cemetery. Rev. Patricia Hinkie officiated.

Elinor’s family would like to express their deepest thanks and appreciation to her wonderful neighbors, other family members, and the staff at Gundersen Harmony Care Center, especially Julie Lang and Tina Brown.

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Lanesboro School Board passes referendum

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

At their regular meeting on July 17, the Lanesboro School Board adopted a resolution authorizing a board approved referendum authority. Superintendent Jeff Boggs explained the state allows school boards to pass up to $424 per pupil unit without g ..... 
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Small Government vs. Big Government...

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I would like to extend an invitation to the Readers of the Fillmore County Journal to send “to the Editor” their opinion on the question “What do we mean when we talk about “smaller” government? The Journal provides a forum ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Rafe Andrew Horihan

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

Liam and Fiona are proud to announce the birth of their baby brother! Rafe Andrew Horihan was born on June 8, 2014 to Kevin and Laura Horihan of Lanesboro, Minn. He weighed 9 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are John and ..... 
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30th Annual Buffalo Bill Days coming soon

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn. is fast approaching and this year’s celebration is a special one being that this year marks the 30th year that Lanesboro has hosted the celebration. The reason behind the name of the event is due to the fact ..... 
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Agnes Christine Bothun

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Agnes Christine Bothun, 98, of Lanesboro, Minn. died unexpectedly, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn., passing through death into the eternal care of our Lord on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was 98 years young. Agnes was born on Nove ..... 
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Lillian D. Turner

Wed, Jul 16th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Lilllian D. Turner, 101, formerly of Lanesboro, Minn. passed away July 13, 2014 at the Green Lea Manor in Mabel, Minn. Lillian was born October 15, 1912 in Kendallville, Iowa to Edward and Jane (Ellingson) Hoiness, the sixth of 11 children. The fa ..... 
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Lanesboro looks at arts campus project

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Courtney Bergey attended the Lanesboro City Council meeting on July 7 to speak to the council about the Arts Campus Project. Bergey works for the Lanesboro Arts Council, and they have been working on a plan that will create better signage around ..... 
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Bronze Pour - FREE public art event - & workshops July 18-19 in Lanesboro

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Lanesboro Arts Center will host the 2014 Bronze Pour in the Gateway Park (across from the softball field, off Cty 8) on Saturday, July 19 from 1-6 p.m. This is a FREE public event for all ages. The Pour will be led by nationally ..... 
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