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Ruth Westby


Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Ruth A. Westby, age 84, of Mabel, Minn., died Tuesday, November 25 at the Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel.

Ruth was born January 7, 1930 in Elgin, Iowa to Lloyd and Clara (Gander) Ruroden. She attended Pleasant Township School through 8th grade when she was needed for help on the farm and with her siblings. On May 5, 1948 she married Kenneth Westby at the Glenwood Lutheran Parsonage. They lived and farmed near the Glenwood Lutheran Church and then south of Spring Grove near the Waterloo Ridge Church. In 1966 they moved to Mabel. Kenneth later died on October 21, 1968. Ruth was a cook for several area restaurants and supper clubs. She was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church, WELCA, and Rachel Circle, and the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries. She enjoyed spending time with her family, dancing, old-time music, baking and cooking. Ruth was known for her homemade vegetable beef soup with dumplings and her donuts.

Ruth is survived by six children: James (Brenda) of Mabel, Judy (Ronald) Vickerman of Mabel, John of Mabel, Janet (Danny) Sanden of Mabel, Jean of Decorah, Iowa, and Joyce (Joel) Graves of Mabel; eleven grandchildren: Shannon, Clare, Carl, Dawn, Jason, Dacia, Cole, Amber, Aaron, Danielle, and Courtney; nineteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Shirley (Warren) Wise of Hiawatha, Iowa, and Betty (Joe) Angelone of Pahrump, Nev.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth; two grandchildren: Kari Ann Vickerman and Lucas John Westby; and two sisters: Lorene Solem and Doris Munson.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Elliott Malm officiating. Burial took place at the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 - 7 p.m. on Friday, November 28 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church and one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel.

Bill Sires

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Bill Sires, age 89, Mabel, Minn., formerly of Spring Grove, died Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. William John “Bill” Sires was born October 8, 1925 in Dorchester, Iowa to Daniel and Anna (Hahn) Sires. He attend ..... 
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Delaine Margaret Johnson

Mon, Aug 18th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Delaine Margaret Johnson, age 79, of Mabel and formerly of Rushford died Friday, August 15, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. Delaine was born with her twin sister, Darlene, on January 5, 1935 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Richard and Delora (Da ..... 
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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. ..... 
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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
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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
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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