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Roger E. Darrington


Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries



Roger E. Darrington, age 93, of Spring Grove, Minn. died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Roger was born February 19, 1920 in Winneshiek County, Iowa to Fred and Ina (Golberg) Darrington. He attended rural schools in Winneshiek County, graduated from the Mabel High School, Mabel, Minn, and attended college in Winona, Minn. Roger spent 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Army Air Corp, serving for over 2 years in England as a Radio Technician. He was discharged in September 1945 as a Staff Sergeant.

In 1945 he married Anne Baukol. To this union three children were born. He worked in feed and implement businesses with his father, Fred, in the Mabel area, and farmed for several years. They moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1961 where he was a supervisor for a grocery chain for several years. He ended his working career by being a district representative for Lutheran Brotherhood for 17 years.

Roger was active in the church work serving on the church council and different committees in both Hesper, Minn and Scottsdale. After moving back to Minnesota he sang in the Hesper Lutheran church choir and was co-chair for 18 years of the Steam Engine Days church stand.

After the death of his wife he moved back to Minnesota and married Doris Moen Anderson in 1983. They moved to Spring Grove in 1990.

Roger was member of the American Legion for over 68 years, was an avid sports fan, and loved golfing, playing cards, and dancing. Recently he was one of seven people elected to the Mabel High School All-Century Baseball Team.

Roger is survived by his wife Doris of Spring Grove; three children, Craig (Judy) Darrington of Lake Elmo, Minn, Cathy Stephenson of Stillwater, Minn, and Cory (Vicky) Darrington of Colton, California; a sister Barbara Skramstad of Aurora, Colorado; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Anne; son-in- law George Stephenson; several brother-in -aws and sister-in-laws; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 16 at the Hesper Lutheran Church with the Rev. Matt Larson officiating. Burial was in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion.

Leora Luella Wiemerslage

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Leora Luella Wiemerslage Leora Luella Wiemerslage, age 85, of Mabel, Minn. formerly of Allamakee County, Iowa died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Harmony Healthcare, Harmony, Minn. Leora was born March 1, 1928 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Herman and ..... 
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Michael Scott Aske

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Michael Scott Aske A memorial graveside service for Mike Aske, of Mabel, who passed away June 27, 2012, will be at 2pm on Saturday, April 6 at the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery with military honors by the Mabel American Legion. Lunch will follow at the ..... 
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Lorraine C. Peterson,

Wed, Mar 27th, 2013
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Lorraine C. Peterson, age 85, of Mabel, Minnesota died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. Lorraine was born May 7, 1927 in Cedar Township, Adams County, North Dakota to Orlando and Tina (Dahle) Benson. She wa ..... 
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Ruth Lucille Tollefsrud

Fri, Mar 15th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Ruth Lucille Tollefsrud, age 89, of Mabel, MN, formerly of Decorah, Iowa, died on Monday, March 11, 2013, at the Green Lea Manor in Mabel, MN. Ruth is survived by her husband, Charles Tollefsrud, Mabel, MN; eight children, Cheryl Phillips, Calmar, ..... 
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Cindy L. Kleist

Fri, Mar 15th, 2013
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Cindy L. Kleist, 40, of Rushford, Minn. died on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Winona Health in Winona, Minn. Cindy was born on March 27, 1972, in Cresco, Iowa to Arthur Dale and Patricia (Patterson) Waugh. She was raised in the Houston, MN and Mabe ..... 
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Neva N. Opsahl

Thu, Jan 31st, 2013
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NEVA N. OPSAHL, age 88, of Mabel, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel, Minnesota. Neva was born August 14, 1924 near Riceford, Minnesota to Merton and Fannie (Watkins) Sherburne. She attended the Mabel Hig ..... 
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LaVerne Sylvan Johnson

Mon, Jan 28th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

LaVerne Sylvan Johnson, age 96, of Mabel, died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. LaVerne was born January 5, 1917 on the family homestead farm near Newburg, Minnesota to Bennett and Tilla (Garness) ..... 
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Clarissa Brenna

Mon, Jan 28th, 2013
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Clarissa Ostern Brenna, a resident of Green Lea Manor in Mabel, Minnesota, died peacefully on January 25, 2013. She was born October 11, 1915 near Elgin, North Dakota to John and Clara (Fossum) Ostern. When she was four years old the family moved to ..... 
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