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Gesina J. Brueggeman


Tue, Dec 24th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Gesina J. Brueggeman, 95, of Peterson, Minn., formerly of Wykoff, Minn., passed away December 19, 2013, at her home in Peterson.

Gesina Jeanette Simonson was born at rural Kiester, Minn., on May 16, 1918, the daughter of John and Martha (Johnson) Simonson. She went to a country school through 8th grade and briefly attended high school at Thompson, Iowa, before extended illness forced her to drop out. As a young girl, she drove a horse drawn cart to catechism classes at Trinity Lutheran church, rural Kiester, which is where she first met her future husband, Gordon Cox. Her first job was as a housekeeper and nanny for the Branstad family in Lake Mills, Iowa, a job that she later gave up to work as a waitress in a Lake Mills restaurant where the pay was better at $2.50 per week.

Gordon and Gesina were married on November 4, 1939, at Mason City, Iowa. They farmed in the Kiester and Clarks Grove areas before moving to Wykoff in 1953. Gordon was a farmer/rancher who primarily raised Hereford cattle and horses. Gesina worked on the farm, as well, and eventually got back into the restaurant business. She operated the Corner Café in Wykoff during the 60’s, and later was offered a job at the First State Bank of Wykoff, where she worked until retirement.

Gordon died on May 26, 1971. On September 17, 1972, she married Floyd Brueggeman in Wykoff. She was happily married for more than 30 years to each of her two husbands. Floyd died on January 29, 2008.

Gesina enjoyed handcrafts and turned out beautiful items, including knitted sweaters, Afghans, crocheted tablecloths, and many quilts. She took up golfing late in life with her friend Opal, and for several years they also had a booth at Art in the Park in Lanesboro, where they sold embroidered dish towels and pillow cases, crocheted work, and hand painted Christmas ornaments.

She was a humble and gentle person, always ready to help a neighbor.

Survivors include a son, Marlyn (Jundong Song) Cox of Winnipeg and Peterson; and a daughter, Sylvia (Jeff) Passow, of Peterson; granddaughters, Sarah (Roger) Bearbower of Rushford, Minn., Anna (Bruce) Nelson of Wykoff, Minn.; grandsons, DeLane Horning of Peterson and Greg (Shannon) Cox of Aurora, Colo.; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; a son, Dennis Cox; 3 sisters and 6 brothers; and an infant grandson.

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Paul Emerson Erickson

Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Paul Emerson Erickson, 63, of Rochester, Minn. and formerly of Byron, Minn., died on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at the Golden Living West Care Center in Rochester. Paul was born on August 1, 1950, in La Crosse, Wis. to Hollis and Marilyn (Johnso ..... 
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Wanda Alice Eide

Tue, Sep 24th, 2013
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Wanda Alice Eide, 88 of Peterson died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse surrounded by her family. Wanda was born October 23, 1924 in Peterson to Joseph and Mary (Lindberg) Johnson. She graduated from Peterson Hi ..... 
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Arnie Truman Severtson

Wed, Sep 18th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Arnie Truman Severtson, 85, of Peterson, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at the Rushford Good Shepherd Lutheran Home where he had been a resident since April. Arnie was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Fillmore County, to Ole and Martha (Slinde) Severtson on t ..... 
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Shelby Harris Westby

Tue, Aug 20th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Shelby Harris Westby, 83, of rural Peterson, Minn. died on Monday, August 19, 2013, at his home. Shelby was born on October 28, 1929, in Spring Grove, Minn. to Gynther and Clara (Erickson) Westby. He was raised on the family farm in rural Peterson ..... 
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Charles “Chuck” Henry Musselman

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
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Charles “Chuck” Henry Musselman, 65, of Peterson, Minn., died after an eight-year battle with dementia on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center in Spring Grove, Minn. surrounded by his family. Chuck was born in Glen ..... 
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Nels E. Jacobson

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
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Nels E. Jacobson Nels E. Jacobson, 78, of Peterson, Minn. died on Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn. Nels was born on April 20, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minn. to Nils and Gunhild (Landsverk) Jacobson. He move ..... 
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Donald E. Shofner

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
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Donald E. Shofner Donald E. Shofner, age 90, formerly of Peterson, passed away on October, 23, 2012, at the V.A. Medical Center in Sheridan, WY. Don was born on March 31, 1922, in Aiken County. He was a WWII Veteran in the 52nd Armored Infantry. ..... 
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Donald Shofner

Thu, Oct 25th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Donald Shofner, age 90, formally of Peterson, Minn., passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Mountains View Veterans Home in Sheraton, Wyoming. The family is planning a memorial service in December at Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson. Johnson ..... 
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