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Silas Orlando Vongroven


Mon, Dec 12th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Silas Orlando Vongroven, age 94, of Mabel, formerly of Canton, died Friday, December 2, 2016 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel.

Silas was born August 27, 1922 at home in Allamakee County, Iowa, the son of Lewis and Laura (Goodno) Vongroven. He was baptized and confirmed at the Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church. He attended the Waterloo Ridge School.

He worked for area farmers until he was drafted into the Army. He served in Germany and Czechoslovakia, and was honorably discharged on August 26, 1946.

On December 30, 1948, he married Beulah Treangen at the Waterloo Ridge Lutheran parsonage. They farmed in Houston and Fillmore Counties. He was a member of the Henrytown Lutheran Church, the American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed fishing, farming, playing cards, watching baseball games, working outside gardening and mowing, playing games with his great-grandchildren, and spending time with his family, friends, and neighbors.

Silas is survived by his wife Beulah of Mabel, a son Stanley (LuAnn) of Decorah, Iowa; two granddaughters, Lana (Jerry) Scrabeck of Lanesboro, Minn., and Sara (Tina) Palmer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; three great-grandchildren: Nelson, Kristen, Jasmine, and Nevaeh; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers: Dale, Norman, Garland, and Lester; three sisters-in-law: Julia, Marjorie, and Alvina.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton. Burial took place in the Henrytown Lutheran Cemetery, with military honors from the American Legion. Visitation was from 3-7 p.m. Monday, December 5 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday.

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Herzog

Mon, Nov 14th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Herzog, age 86, of Mabel, Minn., beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend died peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. Liz was born September 30, 1930 ..... 
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Lyle M. Rolfshus

Mon, Oct 17th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Lyle M. Rolfshus, 87, of Mabel, died Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. Lyle was born June 18, 1929 in Spring Grove, Minn., to Adolph and Victoria (Humphrey) Rolfshus. He graduated from the Mabel High School in 1947. In ..... 
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Rodney S. Gordon

Mon, Oct 10th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Rodney S. Gordon, age 49, of Chicago, Ill., passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. He was born on May 27, 1967 at St. John’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., to Jim and Marlys (Crouch) Gordon. He graduated from M ..... 
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Coty Vickerman

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Coty Curtis Vickerman, age 29, of Mabel, Minn., died Tuesday, August 30, 2016 near Hesper, Iowa from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Coty was born July 21, 1987 in Decorah, Iowa to Lori Vickerman and Albert Monson. In 2005 he gradua ..... 
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Robert Ellis

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Robert D. Ellis, Sr., age 79, of Mabel, died Monday, August 8, 2016 at Gundersen Health Care Center in La Crosse, Wisc. Robert was born February 4, 1937 in Harmony, Minn., to Howard and Helen (Ford) Ellis. He graduated from the Logan High Schoo ..... 
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LaVora J. Knudsen

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
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LaVora J. Knudsen LaVora J. Knudsen, age 92, of rural Canton, Minn., died Wednesday, June 15, 2016, less than two days before her 93rd birthday, at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. LaVora was born June 17, 1923 in Amherst Township near Henrytown ..... 
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Charlene Anastasia McCabe Gideon

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

A memorial service for Charlene Anastasia McCabe Gideon will be held 3:30 p.m. July 1, 2016 at St. Agnes Plymouth Rock Catholic Church, with Father Joe Hennen officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the St. Agnes Cemetery Fund. M ..... 
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Shawn Elaine Gossman

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
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Shawn Elaine Gossman, age 47, of rural Decorah, Iowa died Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Gundersen Healthcare in LaCrosse, Wis. Shawn was born April 2, 1969 in Decorah, Iowa, the daughter of Lloyd and Colleen ( Folkedahl) Gossman. She attended Decor ..... 
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