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Winnie Halweg


Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Winnie Halweg, age 96, of Preston, Minn., died Friday afternoon, January 17, 2014, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Winifred A. Halweg was born June 30, 1917, at Granger, Bristol Township, Minn., the oldest of three daughters to Jerome and Ida Michel. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Granger. She graduated from Harmony High School in 1935. The next year she attended Winona State College. She was employed at the Granger State Bank for several years. She was united in marriage to Roger Halweg at her home near Granger on November 14, 1942. The couple farmed near Cresco and the Greenleafton area until moving to a farm near Preston in Carimona Township in 1964. Roger died December 7, 1995. She lived in her home in rural Preston until she was 93 spending the last three years of her life at Madonna Towers in Rochester.

Winnie was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston where she was active in the WELCA, the church circle and sang in the choir.

She is survived by three children, Ann Coplen, Richard (Sondra) Halweg and Mary (Loren) Finseth; seven grandchildren, Michael (Mary) Coplen and Daniel (Lauren Curtight) Coplen, Paul Halweg, M.D. and Susannah (Brian M.D.) Spears, and Rachel (Josh) Genz, Rebecca (Seth) Eisenman and Laura (Hunter) Scott; eight great-grandchildren, Jaicie, Samantha, Annabella, Luke, Sawyer, Faith, Owen and Abel; one great-great-granddaughter, Bailey; and one sister, Margaret (Robert) Larson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger; son-in-law, James Coplen; and one sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Robert Vagts.

The funeral will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Spring burial will be in the New Oregon Cemetery in rural Cresco. Friends may call at the church on Saturday an hour before the service.



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Anna Rose LaFreniere

Wed, Dec 11th, 2013
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Anna Rose LaFreniere, 90, of Preston, Minn., died Monday, December 9, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Anna Rose was born on August 30, 1923 in Preston the daughter of William and Emma McDowell. She attended school in Preston. She worke ..... 
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Paul A Lunde

Tue, Dec 10th, 2013
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Paul A. Lunde, age 96, of rural Preston, Minn., died Saturday, December 7, 2013, at his home. Paul was born October 20, 1917, in Austin, Minn., the son of Clarence and Stella (Anstett) Lunde. He was raised in Austin. At the time of his high school ..... 
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Kay Sunde

Wed, Dec 4th, 2013
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Kay Sunde, 72, of Preston, Minn. died Monday, December 2, 2013. Kay was born September 26, 1941 in Spring Valley, Minn. to Irving and Beatrice (Jerred) Applen. She graduated from Wykoff High School and later in life received her LPN degree from Ro ..... 
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Doris Marie Prinsen

Tue, Dec 3rd, 2013
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Doris Marie Prinsen, age 94, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Preston, Minn., passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Hospice of Arizona (Greenfield House) in Mesa. Doris was born in Preston on May 21, 1919, to John and Mary (Ledebo ..... 
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Gertrude “Gert” Kneeskern

Mon, Nov 25th, 2013
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Gertrude “Gert” Kneeskern, 70, of Richland, died early Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at her home in Richland. She was born June 16, 1943, in Wrenshall, Minn., to Gilbert and Harriet DeJarlis Wolf. Gert grew up in northern Minnesota and graduated fro ..... 
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Josephine C. Benson

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
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Josephine C. Benson, 100 years of age, died on Thursday, October 31 at her home at Traditions in Preston, Minn., where she resided for the last 4.5 years. Jo was born on September 15, 1913 in Owatonna, Minn. to John and Mary Pelinka. She graduated ..... 
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Rubye C. Nagle

Thu, Oct 31st, 2013
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Rubye C. Nagle, age 97, of Preston, Minn., died Sunday morning, October 27, 2013, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Rubye was born April 7, 1916, in Harmony, Minnesota, the daughter of Elmer and Rose (Rueber) Jacobson. She was a 1934 ..... 
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Leonard “Lenny” Floyd Bush

Thu, Oct 31st, 2013
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Leonard “Lenny” Floyd Bush, 67 passed away at St Mary’s Hospital on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. He was born on June 18, 1946 to John Sr and Elaine (Murray) Bush. Lenny was the life of the party and always was up to some mischief. He was love ..... 
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