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Marvin Vernon Jonsgaard


Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Marvin Vernon Jonsgaard, 83, of Peterson, Minn., died Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Marvin was born August 30, 1930 to Harry and Agnes (Bailey) Jonsgaard in rural Winona County. He served in army during the Korean War from 1951-1953 and upon his return he married Yvonne Johnson on February 27, 1954. He worked as a dairy farmer early on and from 1974 up to his retirement he was employed with Lake Center Industries in Rushford. Together they raised six children, Larry, David, Pam, Wendy, Jerry, and Vernon.

Marvin enjoyed many hobbies throughout his life. As a child, he and his brothers would race around in go-carts and go trout fishing in streams and creeks around the area. As a young man, he enjoyed stock car racing and especially loved to go snowmobiling. Marvin also took pleasure in all things outdoors. Deer hunting was one of his favorite activities. He also was also a lover of animals including his many dogs throughout the years.

Later in life, Marvin enjoyed attending auctions around the area. He was a collector and as a “John Deere” kind of guy, finding a John Deere tractor to add to his collection was a good day.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Yvonne; children, Larry (Tina) Jonsgaard, David (Terry) Jonsgaard, Pam (Barry) Erickson, Wendy (Denny Brand Sr.) Jonsgaard, Jerry (Kelly) Jonsgaard, and Vernon Jonsgaard; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one expected great-grandson; brothers, Harold, Arvid, Wilbert, and Eldon; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Rosemary; great-granddaughter, Gracie; brothers, Harris, Allen, and Curt; and sisters, Donna Mae and Loretta.

Services for Marvin were on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Hoff Funeral Home in Rushford. Visitation was on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service.

Rushford Peterson Valley triathlon event gains momentum

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Features

The excitement surrounding Rushford Peterson Valley Tri-City Challenge and Conquer the Bluff is building. A project put forth by the Foundation for Rushford-Peterson Schools, the event is designed to bring awareness to the community and to raise fund ..... 
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Peterson approves assessment policy

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

For some months, the city of Peterson has been pouring over the details of a proposed assessment policy in regards to the 2015 County 25 project. The council had previously discussed setting the cost share at 50 percent city and 50 percent property o ..... 
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Early Childhood Initiative

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

Rushford-Peterson Community Education offers many opportunities for early childhood aged children and their families. Our Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes are open to birth-5 year olds. Parents and children attend the themed classes t ..... 
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Peterson stands by detachment decision

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

Continuing a discussion that has caused some uncomfortable discourse between the City of Peterson and the City of Rushford Village, Peterson has reaffirmed its January 15 decision to deny a detachment request from residents Alan Lipowitz and Jan Sma ..... 
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Highway 43 project update

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in Peterson The Great Outdoors

PETERSON, Minn. - Last November we began a discussion about the Highway 43 reconstruction project through Rushford. At that time we said the project will begin in late April or May. We now know that the earliest the project will begin is late May. ..... 
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R-P’s last legislative “hurrah”

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

In a continuation of discussion from the March 11 work session, Superintendent Chuck Ehler again sought guidance for the direction of the district in regards to facility improvements and upgrades. In the last six years, R-P has gone through a series ..... 
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Peterson weighs effects of assessment policy

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

The County 25 road reconstruction project isn’t slated until 2015, the City of Peterson is wasting no time lining up all the details of the massive undertaking. A shared project with the county, the city is getting some relief on the large price t ..... 
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Mr. Davids’ “Questionaire”...

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, My husband and I were about to fill out Mr. Davids’ “Questionaire” but we realized that it was so slanted and partisan that we could not really answer questions that were not asked. This “questionnaire” is an insult to vote ..... 
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