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Manford “Manny” Nelson


Thu, Aug 8th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Manford “Manny” Nelson, age 65, of Mabel, Minnesota died peacefully on August 6, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home with family surrounding him following a brief illness.

He was born Oct. 2, 1947 to James & Norma (Blagsvedt) Nelson. He attended Newburg country school and Mabel High School where he graduated in 1967. He was in the United States Army from 1968-1969.

He married Jeanette Hermanson in June, 1974, she passed away in January, 1980. He married Patty Denstad in July, 1982 and they had 3 children, Melissa, Michelle, and Michael. They were later divorced. He married Donna Wager in June, 2002 and they had a son, MacKenzie. She passed away in May, 2004.

Manford lived in the Mabel area most of his life. He was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and of the Legion Post 299 and enjoyed all the community events. He especially enjoyed going to truck pulls, Mabel’s 50-60’s Days, Steam Engine Days and the area parades. His greatest love was spending time with his children and visiting with the family.

Manford most recently worked for the Spring Grove School as a janitor and had worked for the Caledonia School, Northern Engraving, HECO, Sara Lee and various other places.

He is lovingly survived by his children: Melissa, Michelle, Michael and MacKenzie Nelson, a stepdaughter, Holly Wager, MacKenzie’s special friend Megan Kiehne, a brother; Stanley (Marcia) Nelson, sisters; Beatrice (Norman) Sjarpe, Diane Thorson, Carolyn (Steve) Gulbranson, Cheryl (Dan) Wiste, Marianne (Paul) Rosaaen, Sandy (Kevin) Nelson, and Dorene Nelson and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wives, his parents, a brother; Richard, a sister; Darlyne Messner, and a brother-in-law; Bob Thorson.

Manford was a very loving and caring and quiet person. He will be missed by many.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Reverend Len Liptack officiating. Burial will be in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery with military honors by the Mabel American Legion. Visitation will be 4 – 8 P.M. Friday, August 9 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.

Delores A. Billmeyer

Tue, Jul 23rd, 2013
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Delores A. Billmeyer, age 84, of Mabel, Minnesota died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. Delores was born April 29, 1929 in Caledonia, Minnesota to Emil and Hattie (Tessmer) Klankowski. She attended the Duffy ..... 
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Harold V. Williams

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
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Harold V. Williams Harold V. Williams, age 80, of Mabel, Minn., died Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel following a brief illness. Harold was born December 14, 1932 in Spring Grove, Minn., to Lloyd and Florence (Tu ..... 
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Curtis Raymond Flak

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
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Curtis Raymond Flak Curtis Raymond Flak, 87, of Hesper, Iowa, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Curtis was born on August 9, 1925, at home in Hesper Township, Winneshiek County to Iver and Alisa (Salveson) ..... 
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Arnold “Arnie” Dean Vigeland

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
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Arnold “Arnie” Dean Vigeland Arnold “Arnie” Dean Vigeland passed away unexpectedly at his home in Prosper, Minn. on July 2, 2013. Arnie was born January 13, 1949 in Spring Grove, Minn. to Arden and Irene (Lysgaard) Vigeland. He attende ..... 
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Maurice J. Dahl

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
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Maurice J. Dahl Maurice J. Dahl, Sr., age 86, of rural Decorah, died Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, Iowa. Maurice was born May 26, 1927, on the farm in Hesper Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa to Bert and Car ..... 
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Jeffrey Robert Groves

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
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Jeffrey R. Groves, 59, of Rochester, Minn., died Friday, June 14, 2013 at his residence. Jeffrey Robert Groves was born December 9, 1953 in Newburgh, NY to George and Evelyn (Weygant) Groves. He grew up in Rochester and graduated from Mayo High S ..... 
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Truman O. Casterton

Fri, May 31st, 2013
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Truman O. Casterton, age 68, of Mabel, Minn. and formerly of rural Canton, Minn. died May 22, 2013 at his home. Truman was born March 28, 1945 in Preston, Minn. to Ogden and Lillian (Russell) Casterton. He graduated from the Canton High School ..... 
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MARTY MILLER

Tue, May 28th, 2013
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Long time Yuma, Arizona resident and original pioneer and Homesteader, Mrs. Everett (Marty) Miller passed away on Sunday May 26, 2013 in Rochester, MN. She was 94. She and her husband moved to the Yuma mesa in 1948. They were also longtime residents ..... 
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