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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.
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Mary Frances Hall

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

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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Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Hayden Lawstuen, age 10, had a good time for a good reason during the Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament in Lanesboro, Minn. on February 21, 2015.

Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Chase Strahl, age 7, with dad Jeff Strahl enjoyed good weather during the Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament in Lanesboro, Minn. on February 21, 2015.

Announcing call for entries for ‘Open Road’ exhibit at Lanesboro Arts

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN. – Calling all visual artists in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional media! Lanesboro Arts is inviting artists to submit an application for inclusion in the upcoming ‘Open Road’ exhibit, a juried group show which will run June 6 – ..... 
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Dorothy Peterson Berland

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

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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Lanesboro Area Community Foundation takes next steps

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Approximately 30 people were in attendance at the initial meeting for the Lanesboro Area Community Foundation on Monday, January 26. The initial meeting was an open informational meeting, during which Alissa Blaha of the Southeast Minnesota Initiat ..... 
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Eulah Arlene Kingsbury

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

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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Area residents will ‘drop a line’ in Lanesboro

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro All

It is once again time for area residents, friends, and families to bundle up and gather together on the frozen Bass Pond in Lanesboro, Minn. The tournament, now in its seventh year, will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m ..... 
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