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Wallace “Wally” Johnson

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Wallace “Wally” Johnson, age 84, of Mabel, Minn., died Friday, February 12, 2016 at Gundersen Health Systems in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Wally was born June 1, 1931 in Preble Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota to Edward and Isabelle (Hilden) Johnson. He was confirmed at the South Fork Church. He graduated from the Mabel High School in 1949. From 1950 to 1970 he served in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Korea, Saudi Arabia, Texas, and Hawaii, and worked in communications and then managed the NCO club. In 1954 he married Katherine Scott. They later divorced. In 1967 he married Doris Johnson in Carroll, Iowa. They later divorced. After retiring from the Air Force he worked for the City of Mabel, operated the “Cougar’s Cage” restaurant, McCabe’s Supper Club, VFW in Decorah, NFO Market in Decorah, and Usgaard Smith in Decorah. He was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Skyliners Dance Club. Wally enjoyed golfing, playing cards, dancing, socializing, and his 50-plus trips to Branson, Missouri.

Wally is survived by special friend Linda Isenberger; eight children John (Laurie) Peter of Fonda, Iowa, Sherry Johnson of Mabel, Pam Johnson (Sandy Christopher) of Mabel, Connie (LeRoy) Kreager of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Ed (Shelly) Johnson of Suhuarita, Arizona, Patricia (Randy) Graef of Austin, Texas, Don (Deb) Johnson of Zimmerman, Minnesota, and Dee Ann (Tracy) Peterson of Decorah; twenty-three grandchildren; forty-four great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson Tony Peter; great granddaughter Paige Gallo; great grandson Carson Chase; infant great grandson Izik Peterson; brothers and sisters Harvey Johnson, Amy Larson, Elsie Olson, Vivian Stennes, Lorraine Benson, Ione Hanson, Clarence Johnson, and Delores Hansen.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Reverend Elliott Malm officiating. Burial will be in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation will be 4 – 7 p.m. Monday at the Mabel First Lutheran Church and one hour prior to services at the church.
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Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in Mabel Legals

State of minnesota county of fillmore third judicial district DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23PR1618 In Re: Estate of Erwin E. Stortz, aka Erwin Stortz, Erwin Edward Stortz Decedent. NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND ..... 
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Shirley Darrington

Thu, Jan 21st, 2016
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Shirley Darrington, age 83, of Decorah, Iowa, died Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Barthell Order of the Eastern Star Nursing Home in Decorah. Shirley Ann Drievold was born February 23, 1932 near Quandahl, Iowa to Carl and Gina (Sollien) Drievold ..... 
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Engagement 1.18.16

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in Mabel Social Scenes

Rasmussen ~ Graner Wanda and Barry Rasmussen of Mabel and Therese and Kenneth Graner of Lanesboro announce the forthcoming wedding of their children, Pamela Gene Rasmussen and Michael Kenneth Graner. The bride-to-be is the owner and stylist of ..... 
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Alton C. Housker

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Alton C. Housker, age 87, of Mabel, Minnesota died Thursday evening, December 24, 2015 at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Assumption Catholic Church in Canton, burial will foll ..... 
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Winter concerts at Mabel-Canton a success

Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

Aimee Lake, the district business manager, gave the Truth In Taxation presentation at the Mabel-Canton school board meeting on December, 15, 2015. Lake noted that the budget is down -0.9% overall and that it is looking good. Expenditures are curre ..... 
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Marjorie Ann Hoff

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Marjorie Ann Hoff Marjorie Ann Hoff, age 87, formerly of Mabel, died Monday, December 7, 2015 at the Annandale Care Center in Annandale, Minn. Marjorie was born August 19, 1928 in Fillmore County, Minn. to Clarence and Gladys (Treangen) Williams. ..... 
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Mabel encourages residents to apply for parking permits

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on December 9 at 7 p.m. Council member Terry Torkelson was absent. A public hearing was opened to discuss the sale of a property from Loren McCabe to Wayne Buxengard. The property had a house on it that had to be torn ..... 
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LaVern Patzner

Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

LaVern Patzner LaVern F. Patzner, age 75, of rural Mabel, Minn., a former longtime area Lewiston area farmer, died unexpectedly Friday, November 13, 2015 at his home. LaVern was born in Arcadia, Wisc. to Tony and Blanche (Lejk) Patzner. He farmed ..... 
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