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Elaine Colleen Thompson Johnson


Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

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 Country School through the 6th grade, graduated from Lanesboro High School with the class of 1960, and Rochester Junior College in Rochester, Minn. She then worked as a medical secretary at the Rochester State Hospital.

Elaine was united in marriage to Gerald Duane Johnson on April 3, 1964 at Central Lutheran Church in Winona, Minn. This union was blessed with two daughters, Debra Sue and Kimberly Ann, and one son, Troy Alan.

Elaine worked for 20 years at Atwood Automotive in West Union, Iowa; owned and operated the Sleepy Nisse, a bed and breakfast, with her husband, in Lanesboro, Minnesota for seven years and worked at the Mayo School of Graduate Education at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for five years. After retiring, Gerald and Elaine moved to Decorah, Iowa. Elaine was a member of the Decorah Lutheran Church and volunteered at the food shelf there. She enjoyed rosemaling, quilting, reading, gardening, photography, traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Elaine is survived by her husband, Jerry of Decorah; two daughters: Debra (Daniel) Lafferty of Rochester and Kimberly Johnson of Urbandale, Iowa; one son Troy (Chantel) Johnson of Lakeville, Minnesota; and five grandchildren: Logan Lafferty, Lauren and Ellen Scott, Kelby and Kaleb Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Lucas John Westby

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Lucas John Westby, age 29, of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Mabel, Minn., died March 10, 2014 at the Hennepin County Medical Hospital. Lucas was born August 2, 1984 in Decorah, Iowa to John and Diane (Tollefson) Westby. He grew up in Mabel, was ..... 
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Elizabeth “Betty” A. Luzum

Tue, Feb 25th, 2014
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Elizabeth “Betty” A. Luzum, 85, a long-time resident of Marion, Iowa, passed peacefully on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Remaining to honor her memory is her loving husband of 55 years, Kenneth; children, Craig (Linda) Luzum of Smyrna, Ga, Ste ..... 
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Ruth Allen

Mon, Feb 24th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Ruth Allen, age 92, of Mabel, Minn. died Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. Ruth was born October 9, 1921 near Riceford, Minn. to Henry L. and Geneva R. (Bell) Hagen. She graduated from the Mabel High School i ..... 
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Lorene Sydel (Lageson) Sartell

Mon, Feb 24th, 2014
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Lorene Sydel (Lageson) Sartell died December 25, 2013 in Arizona just days away from 95 years. She was born January 8, 1918 to Anna and Albert Lageson in Mabel, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed in Mabel First Lutheran Church, Mabel. She attend ..... 
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Dennis M. Corson

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Dennis M. Corson, 66, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, formerly of the Hesper area died Saturday, February 1, at Sartori Hospital. He was born December 17, 1947, in Boone, Iowa the son of Ernest and Charlotte (Clink) Corson. He attended Mabel High School an ..... 
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Gregory A. Nelson

Wed, Dec 18th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Gregory A. Nelson, age 63, of Decorah, Iowa, died Monday, December 16, 2013 at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. after a courageous five year battle with cancer. Greg was born June 12, 1950 in Spring Grove, Minn. to Alvin and Eleano ..... 
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Darlene J. Baker

Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Darlene J. Baker, age 82, of Mabel, Minn., died Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Tweeten Lutheran Health Care in Spring Grove, Minnesota. Darlene was born October 22, 1931 in Spring Grove, Minn. to James and Esther (Nelson) Aasum. She attended the He ..... 
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Charles Tollefsrud

Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
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Charles Tollefsrud, age 91, of Mabel, Minn., formerly of Decorah, Iowa, died on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at the Green Lea Manor in Mabel. Charles William Tollefsrud was born on October 20, 1922, the son of Jorgen (George) Truman and Selma Mar ..... 
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