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Maxine Simonson


Thu, Jun 5th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Maxine Simonson of Preston, Minn., entered her eternal home on Tuesday afternoon, May 27, 2014.

Lois Maxine Duxbury, born February 22, 1923, in Preston, was the oldest of four children born to Leigh and Mary (Scheevel) Duxbury. She was a 1941 graduate of Preston High School and attended Rochester Junior College. She was proud of the fact that she never applied for any job but was always sought out for a position. As a young woman she was employed at the Preston Theatre. The AFC office and the Farmers & Merchants State Bank. In 1969 she went to work in the Fillmore County Clerk of Courts office. Maxine was united in marriage to Jerome Simonson on June 10, 1947, in the E.U.B. church in Preston. The house they built in 1951 was her home for 62 years. She was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, serving as the Church Council Financial Secretary, an Altar Guild member and treasurer and dressed in her Norwegian bunad she served as the Dining Room chairperson for the annual lutefisk dinner. She was a member of the Magdlin-Gilbertson VFW Auxiliary and enjoyed the friendships of the Sit n’ Chat sewing club for over 50 years. She learned the art of Norwegian baking, liked fishing, flowers, Summit Club activities and trips and loved events that gathered her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren together. The last months of her life were spent at the Wealshire of Bloomington where she became a beloved resident and recognized ambassador for the Preston area.

She is survived by her three daughters, Joanne (Steven) Hall, Mary Lou (Richard) Augustine and Shari (Robert) Hanson; six grandchildren, Matt (Kerri) Hall, Marit (Isaac) Johnson, Mitchell (Jill) Hall, Carrie (David) Fritzinger, Corey (Jennifer) Hanson and Andrea Hanson; four great-grandchildren, Brooks and Lane Johnson and Taylor and Brennan Hanson; a sister, Choice Whealdon; a brother, LeRoy (Lois) Duxbury; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Duxbury and Joyce Simonson; brothers-in-law, Charles Winch and James (Rita) Simonson; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Jerome; and brother, Donald Duxbury.

The memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial of her ashes will be in the Union Prairie Lutheran Cemetery in rural Preston. There will be a visitation held at the church 5 – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m., until the time of s .....
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Cloy D. Kneeskern

Wed, Jun 4th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Cloy D. Kneeskern, 84, of Preston, Minn. died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at his home surrounded by family. He leaves a wife, Laurice; children Gary of Preston; Sheri (Pat Dunnigan) of Bellingham, Wash.; Dave (Carol) of Greenfield, Iowa; Sandra (Mike) ..... 
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James F. Gartner

Thu, May 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

James F. Gartner, 79, of Preston, Minn., died Friday, May 2, 2014 at his home. James Gartner was born on November 25, 1934 in Rochester, Minn., the son of Frank and Ella (Scanlon) Gartner. He graduated from Preston High School in 1953. On Februar ..... 
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Laurie Marie Every

Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Laurie Marie Every, age 53, formerly of Preston, Minn. and Harmony, Minn., died Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014, at the Gunderson Harmony Care Center. Laurie was born September 19, 1960, in Harmony the daughter of Chuck and Emma (Hellem) Every. ..... 
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Kenneth William McBride

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Kenneth William McBride, 84, of Preston, Minn., passed away peacefully Monday, March 17, 2014, at his residence. Kenneth was born February 12, 1930, on the family farm in rural Olmsted County, to William & Emma (Oldenburg) McBride. He lived most o ..... 
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Kay Christine Hines Laging

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Kay Christine Hines Laging, age 74, of Preston, Minn., passed away Wednesday evening, March 12, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Kay was born August 18, 1939, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., the daughter of Sidney and Frances ..... 
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Janice E. (Simonson) Winch

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Janice E. (Simonson) Winch of Rockford, Ill., passed away from a sudden illness on March 8, 2014. Janice was born on March 2, 1931, in La Crosse, Wis., the daughter of J. A. and Lucille (Nelson) Simonson and was a 1949 graduate of Preston High Sch ..... 
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Mary Louise Waller

Tue, Mar 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Mary Louise Waller, 93, of Preston, Minn., died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. Mary was born on September 16, 1920 in Preston Township the daughter of Charles and Anna (Madson) Barber. She attended co ..... 
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Betty Halverson

Mon, Feb 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Betty Halverson passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in rural Ridgeway, Minn. on Friday, February 21, 2014 from a 14-month battle with heart failure at the age of 87. May she enter heaven wearing her dancing shoes and feeling young again. ..... 
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