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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 Hesper School in Hesper, Iowa and graduated from the Mabel High School in 1949. On June 30, 1951 she married Paul Baker in Mabel. They lived in the Prosper and Mabel areas until moving into Mabel in 1988 when she began, and continued, working at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Paul passed away April 14, 2004. She enjoyed playing the organ, reading, cats, and attending her grandsons’ activities.

Darlene survived by a daughter Gretchen (Kenneth) Anderson of Spring Grove; a son Darrin of Mabel; two grandsons Kevin and Brian Anderson of Spring Grove; nieces and nephews; and sister-in laws Laura Boice of Decorah, Iowa, and Lorraine Baker of Waterloo, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; two sisters Jeanette Aasum, and Vivian Housker; and a brother Odell Aasum.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa with the Reverend Matt Larson officiating. Burial will be in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.

Charles Tollefsrud

Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

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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Mabel City Council approves final budget and levy

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on December 11, 2013 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. The minutes from the November 13, 2013 meeting were reviewed and approved. The monthly bills were reviewed and approved for payment. LeAnn Jevne was p ..... 
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Mabel United Methodist raffle winners announced

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Faith & Worship

The Mabel United Methodist Church held its annual raffle drawing on Wednesday, November 13 at the conclusion of its bazaar. Thirty prizes were given to the following winners: 1.) Miles Breitsprecher of Mabel won $50 donated by Terry Sagdalen 2. ..... 
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Jeff Rein voted onto Mabel-Canton School Board

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

The minutes from the October 15, 2013 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to congratulate Belle Sand on being named to the All-State Volleyball Team for 2013. It was also noted that the Veterans Day Program held at Mabel-Can ..... 
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Marilyn Nelson

Tue, Nov 19th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Marilyn Nelson, age 66, of rural Mabel, Minn., died after a short battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at her home, per her wishes. Marilyn was born August 6, 1947 in LaCrosse, Wis. to George and Viola (Vetsch) Doering. She grew up i ..... 
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Mabel City Council alters zoning permit fees

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

LeAnn Jevne was present at the meeting to request a limited parking sign to be put up in front of her shop, Mabel Flowers and Gifts, on Main Street. There have been issues with people parking in front of her shop for extended periods of time which ..... 
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Lucille Flaskerud

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Lucille Flaskerud, age 89, of Decorah, Iowa, formerly of Mabel, Minnesota, died November 1, 2013 at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah. Lucille was born May 10, 1924 at Waterloo Ridge, Iowa to Leonard and Louise (Flaten) Gunderson. She attended area ..... 
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Harry L. Housker

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Harry L. Housker, age 94, of Mabel, died Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. Harry was born August 29, 1919 at home in rural Preble Township, Spring Grove, Minnesota to Anton and Lina (Itse) Housker. He attende ..... 
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