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Mildred Charlotte Anderson


Tue, Jul 15th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Mildred Charlotte Anderson Johnson, age 92, of Mabel, Minn., died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel.

Mildred was born March 5, 1922 near Bratsberg, Minn., rural Rushford, Minn., to Melvin and Catherine (Humble) Anderson. She attended Bratsberg Schools and later, when the family moved to a farm near Lanesboro, Minn., attended the Lanesboro High School in the Class of 1940.

She was baptized at the Highland Priarie Lutheran Church and confirmed at Elstad Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro.

She was united in marriage to LaVerne Johnson of Mabel on October 5, 1940 at the Elstad Lutheran Church.

She worked as a homemaker, assisted with farm work, and nursing assistant at Green Lea Manor for 25 years. She served as organist at Elstad, Scheie, and Garness Lutheran Churches since 1940, and was the pianist for Luther League, LDR, choir, Sunday School, and assisted as pianist for various pastors conducting worship services at Green Lea Manor since 1962.

She held various officer positions at Scheie WELCA, Sunday School Superintendent, and Luther League and LDR advisor. She was a member of “Bits and Pieces Quilt Club” and the former “Mabel Garden Club” and delivered Meals on Wheels, taught several Norwegian baking classes through Mabel Community Education.

Mildred’s special joys were her grandchildren, great grandchildren, memories of co-workers at Green Lea Manor, and church activities. She had a love of all crafts, quilting, gardening, taking care of flowers, cooking especially baking, music, and the chance of playing with the “Chimes” for a short time.

After marriage she and her husband, LaVerne, lived near Newburg, Minn. then moved to Tawney, Minn. area before moving into Mabel in 1985.

Mildred is survived by her two children LaVaughn (Paul) Vitse of Mabel, and Jim (Barb) Johnson of Eau Claire, Wis.; three grandchildren Cassie (Ben) Brenden, Clay (Beth) Johnson, and Camren Johnson; four great grandchildren Hailey and Hannah Brenden, and Myles and Reed Johnson; and sisters-in-law Dagney Anderson, Marian Anderson, Dorothy Anderson, Shirley Ellestad, and Irma Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband LaVerne; her parents; son-in-law and grandson Robert and Todd Johnson; sister Alice Luella; and brothers Orville, Norman, and Morris.

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Charles O. Starks

Thu, Jun 5th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Charles O. Starks was born February 25, 1939 near Mabel, Minn. to Clarence and Gladys (Vickerman) Starks. He grew up in the “Big Woods” area and attended school in Newburg and the Mabel High School. He served in the United States Army. He l ..... 
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Jerome “Jerry” Nelson

Wed, May 28th, 2014
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Jerome “Jerry” Nelson, age 69, of Mabel, Minn., longtime owner of Nelson Electric, died Monday, May 26, 2014 at the Gundersen Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wis. Jerry was born August 4, 1944 in Preston, Minn. to Odell and Mildred (Sorenson) Nel ..... 
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Eleanore V. Flattum

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Eleanore V. Flattum, age 94, of Mabel, Minn., died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Gundersen-Lutheran Health Care Center in La Crosse, Wis. Eleanore was born June 14, 1919 in Newburg Township in Fillmore County, Minn. to James and Ida (Peterson) Blagsvedt. ..... 
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Eleanore V. Flattum

Thu, May 22nd, 2014
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Eleanore V. Flattum, age 94, of Mabel, Minn. died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Gundersen-Lutheran Health Care Center in La Crosse, Wisc. Eleanore was born June 14, 1919 in Newburg Township in Fillmore County, Minnesota to James and Ida (Peterson) Blag ..... 
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Helen Jameson

Mon, May 19th, 2014
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Helen Jameson died May 2, 2014 at the age of 90 after a 34-year battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Oscar and Alice (Dahl) Jameson, born in Spring Grove Hospital on Christmas Day, 1923. Helen is survived by one sister, Myrtle Horihan of Ma ..... 
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Thelma Korsness

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
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Thelma Korsness, age 73, of rural Decorah, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel, Minn. Thelma was born March 17, 1941 in Winneshiek County, Iowa to Guy and Thea (Torresdal) Nelson. She grew up on a farm south of th ..... 
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Gordon “Gordy” Kallis

Tue, Apr 15th, 2014
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Gordon “Gordy” Kallis, age 55, of Mabel, Minn. died Thursday, April 10, 2014. Gordy was born November 3, 1958 in Caledonia, Minn. to Rodney and Beverly (Holland) Kallis. He graduated from the Mabel-Canton High School in 1977. On August 26, 198 ..... 
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Elaine Colleen Thompson Johnson

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
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Elaine Colleen Thompson Johnson was born October 30, 1942 to Cleo and Edna (Haakenson) Thompson in Lanesboro, Minn. Elaine and her cousin Joan Thompson were both baptized together at Mabel Lutheran Church, Mabel, Minn. Elaine attended the O’Hara C ..... 
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