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Donald “Mike” Marsden


Tue, Jul 29th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Donald “Mike” Marsden, age 87, of rural Mabel, Minn. died early Thursday morning July 24, 2014 at his home on the farm in rural Mabel with his family at his side.

Mike was born April 21, 1927 in Waukon, Iowa to Jim and Nettie (Riley) Marsden. He attended the Elk Country School through the 8th grade. To help the family, he went to North Dakota to work during harvest time and also held jobs in Waterloo at Charberlin Factory, Rath Meat Packing Plant, and on the pipeline in Minnesota. Shortly before World War II ended Mike joined the Navy where he did his basic training in San Diego.

In 1947 he married LaVaughn Nerstad at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel. Mike and LaVaughn moved to the farm near Choice, Minn. in 1948 and it’s where he lived the rest of his life. They have three living children Danny, Debbie, and Lisa. He enjoyed and loved his family very much and was proud of each and every one of them. LaVaughn passed away July 24, 2009.

Mike loved working the land and raising his animals. Besides farming he always had another full time job which included working for the city of Mabel in the maintenance and police departments, Armor Fertilizer Plant in Winona, construction, Farmers Union, Triple F Feeds, and manager/bartender of Mabel Liquor Store.

Mike has been a member of Scheie Lutheran Church for his entire married life. He was on the Scheie Cemetery and Choice Community Cemetery Boards for many years. Mike was proud to be an American and was a member of the American Legion for over 50 years and was a member of the DFL political party. He loved to play softball with one of the teams being the Tawney Aces. He also enjoyed dancing, fishing and hunting, playing cards, golfing, talking to people, and simply loved life and having fun. Mike liked a challenge and is most notably known for carrying a quarter of beef nine miles from Mabel to the farm in torrential rains back in 1962.

Mike is survived by three children Danny (Linda) of Mabel, Debbie of Rochester, Minn., and Lisa (Bob) Ruehmann of Kasson, Minn.; seven grandchildren Amy (Dave) Norby, Paula (Scott) Hicks, Jon (Tanya Kidder) Marsden, Taylor (Jennifer) Marsden, Danielle (Ryan) Newman, Chandler (Casey) Ruehmann, and Cameron Ruehmann; great grandchildren Abbey and Brooke Norby, Carter Hicks, Mallory Marsden, Hailey Marsden, Kolton Marsden, Anna Uhrhammer, Brody Marsden, and Blake Marsden; great great grandchild Bentzen .....
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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. ..... 
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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
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

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
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, 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
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

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
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

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
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

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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