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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.
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Birth Announcement - Ally Lynn Austin

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Social Scenes

Riley and Carrie Austin of Mabel, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ally Lynn. Ally was born June 26, 2013, weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz and was 21 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Jim Ehler and Betty Ehler and Wayne and Terry Aust ..... 
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Mabel-Canton’s Justin Ward Saddles 26th Place in National Competition

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Agriculture

By Mitchell Walbridge If you didn’t get enough of the rodeo or bull riding at the Fillmore County Fair a few weeks ago, you could probably talk to Mabel-Canton High School senior Justin Ward, the son of Doug and Traci Ward. Ward has been particip ..... 
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Delores A. Billmeyer

Tue, Jul 23rd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

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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Birth Announcement - Paige Elizabeth Wagner

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Social Scenes

Paige Elizabeth Wagner Paige Elizabeth Wagner was born on June 24, 2013, to Cody and Jamie Wagner of Mabel, Minn. She weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. She is welcomed home by big sister Autumn. Paige’s grandparents are Robert ..... 
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City of Mabel Assesses Flood Damage

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel City Council met on July 10, 2013 at 7 pm. All city council members were present. Carl Westby was present at the meeting to ask about updates on the Cherrywood Drive improvements. Once the easements are determined, the ..... 
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Harold V. Williams

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

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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Winneshiek Medical Center expands Mabel Clinic

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

Beginning Monday, July 1, Winneshiek Medical Center’s Mabel Clinic will have expanded hours. Mabel Clinic will be open daily from 7:30 am – 2 pm and offer same day appointments as well as convenient Walk-in Wellness lab testing. Medical directi ..... 
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Curtis Raymond Flak

Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

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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