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Shirley Darrington


Thu, Jan 21st, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Shirley Darrington, age 83, of Decorah, Iowa, died Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Barthell Order of the Eastern Star Nursing Home in Decorah.

Shirley Ann Drievold was born February 23, 1932 near Quandahl, Iowa to Carl and Gina (Sollien) Drievold. She was baptized at the Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church in Allamakee County, Iowa. Her family moved to Hesper, Iowa in 1938 and she started school there. She was confirmed at Hesper Lutheran Church. She graduated with the Mabel High School class of 1950.

On August 26, 1950 she was united in marriage to Wayne Darrington at Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church in a triple wedding ceremony with her two older sisters. They lived in LaCrosse, Wisc. and Dubuque, Iowa before returning to Hesper where they made their home and raised their three children. During this time they began and developed their Mabel Farm Equipment business, where Shirley worked for 25 years as a bookkeeper. She retired in 1993 and in 2001 they quit the implement business. For 59 years, Hesper was their home and they were honored to be a part of the Hesper family.

She enjoyed taking care of their yard and flower beds, feeding the birds, reading and doing crossword puzzles. Together, she and Wayne planted and cared for a large garden and an acre of sweet corn of which they were happy to always share with family and friends. They were fortunate to be able to travel to Ireland, Germany, France, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Jamaica plus many of the US states. She liked playing the piano and singing. She was a kind and generous person who always made you feel welcome in her home and the cookie jar was always open to all the kids in Hesper. She enjoyed having coffee on the patio, watching the birds, and waving at everyone who drove thru town. She and her sister Charlotte made many quilts for church missions and donated to those in need.

Shirley passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at the age of 83. She had been a resident of Barthell Order of Eastern Star Nursing Home in Decorah, Iowa since August 2014. She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her family and friends.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 65 years, Wayne; a son, Steve (Karen) of Decorah; two daughters, Carrie (Jim) Horihan and Peggy (Dale) Rovang, both of Decorah; five grandchildren: Sarah (Nick) Brynsaas, Decorah, Iowa; Amy (Alex) Roth, Anchorage, Alaska; Kurt Horihan, Mabel, Minn.; Karla (Andrew) Focht, Villisca, .....
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Alton C. Housker

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Alton C. Housker, age 87, of Mabel, Minnesota died Thursday evening, December 24, 2015 at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Assumption Catholic Church in Canton, burial will foll ..... 
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Marjorie Ann Hoff

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Marjorie Ann Hoff Marjorie Ann Hoff, age 87, formerly of Mabel, died Monday, December 7, 2015 at the Annandale Care Center in Annandale, Minn. Marjorie was born August 19, 1928 in Fillmore County, Minn. to Clarence and Gladys (Treangen) Williams. ..... 
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LaVern Patzner

Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

LaVern Patzner LaVern F. Patzner, age 75, of rural Mabel, Minn., a former longtime area Lewiston area farmer, died unexpectedly Friday, November 13, 2015 at his home. LaVern was born in Arcadia, Wisc. to Tony and Blanche (Lejk) Patzner. He farmed ..... 
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Dorothy Selma Stange

Wed, Nov 11th, 2015
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Dorothy Selma Stange, age 98, of Necedah, formerly of Mabel, died Friday, November 6, 2015 at home in rural Necedah. Dorothy was born September 3, 1917 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Gust and Selma (Lindgren) Lundmark. She attended Duluth Central High ..... 
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Roland M.Torgerson

Thu, Nov 5th, 2015
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Roland M. (Torgie) Togerson, Mabel, Minn. died at the age of 94, October 28, at The Meadows Assisted Living in Mabel with family by his side. Roland was born September 26, 1921 in Bode, Iowa to Ray and Ruth (Thorn) Torgerson. In 1939, he graduate ..... 
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Floyd L. Wernet

Wed, Oct 21st, 2015
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Floyd L. Wernet, age 92, of Caledonia, formerly of the Bluffton, Iowa and Coldwater Creek area, died Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Caledonia Care and Rehab. Floyd was born March 11, 1923 in Winneshiek County, Iowa to George and Lydia (Quall ..... 
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Paul R. Norby

Mon, Oct 5th, 2015
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Paul R. Norby died peacefully in Wayzata, Minnesota on October 3, 2015. He was born in Madison, Minnesota, on May 16, 1913, to Joseph and Minnie Johnson Norby. In 1931 Paul graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis, and in 1936 he graduated f ..... 
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Delmar Marvin Sanden

Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Delmar Marvin Sanden, age 85, of Mabel died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Delmar was born on November 18, 1929 in Hesper, Iowa to Knute and Nora (Nelson) Sanden. He went through the 8th grad ..... 
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